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BACKGROUND Chronic subdural hematoma, a benign illness with established surgical treatment, occasionally presents as an annoying recurrence. In this paper, we assess the role of local inflammation and angiogenesis on the recurrence of CSH by measuring relevant biochemical factors from surgical specimens. METHODS During a 2-year period, a prospective(More)
We study the predictive power of Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) and Simplified Acute Physiology Score II (SAPS II) in neurosurgical intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Retrospective investigation was conducted on 672 consecutive ICU patients during the last 2 yr. Data were collected during the first 24 hours of admission and(More)
A 34-year old man with a past history of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) complained of headache and visual disturbance. Neuroimaging revealed a right occipital haematoma with rim enhancement and at operation, a metastasis from the primary malignancy was found. Five months after surgery and subsequent adjuvant therapy, he presented with blindness. On(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated predictors of survival and the neurological outcomes of neurosurgical patients who experienced cardiac arrest and received cardiopulmonary resuscitation after being admitted to the neurosurgical intensive care unit. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted of adult patients in the neurosurgical intensive care unit who had(More)
We report a rare case of skull metastasis from ampulla of Vater adenocarcinoma in a patient with controlled primary neoplasm. This 65-year-old Korean man presented with headache and painful parietal scalp swelling, but he did not show any neurological deficits. Computed tomography revealed an osteolytic mass that invaded and expanded through the skull(More)
BACKGROUND Extracranial pseudoaneurysm is barely noticed after head injury, and therefore, recognizing such sequels is amenable when there is severe initial injury, unexplained intracranial bleeding, or neurologic sequelae. We report such an unexpected case of intraorbital pseudoaneurysm presenting as delayed intraparenchymal hemorrhage. CASE DESCRIPTION(More)
Intake of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) has been suggested to associate with an increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke. The present study was designed to investigate the hypothesis that EPA and DHA increase oxidative stress and hemorrhage volume in rats with intracerebral hemorrhagic (ICH)(More)
OBJECTIVE In the thoracic spine, insertion of a pedicle screw is annoying due to small pedicle size and wide morphological variation between different levels of the spine and between individuals. The aim of our study was to analyze radiologic parameters of the pedicle morphometry from T1 to T8 using computed tomographic myelography (CTM) in Korean(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the surgical results and prognostic factors for patients with soft cervical disc herniation with myelopathy. METHODS During the last 7 years, 26 patients with cervical discogenic myelopathy were undertaken anterior discectomy and fusion. Clinical and radiographic features were reviewed to evaluate the(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients may experience problems, including severe adhesion during skull restoration procedures performed after decompressive craniectomy. Cranioplasty is currently the only solution for these adverse outcomes, although there is no established consensus on optimal surgical timing. Here, we study the efficacy and safety of early cranioplasty(More)