Iddo Paldor

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OBJECT Surgery for giant anterior clinoidal meningiomas that invade vital neurovascular structures surrounding the anterior clinoid process is challenging. The authors present their skull base technique for the treatment of giant anterior clinoidal meningiomas, defined here as globular tumors with a maximum diameter of 5 cm or larger, centered around the(More)
Awake craniotomy (AC) has been used in increasing frequency in the past few decades. It has mainly been used for resection of intrinsic tumors, but also, rarely, for other pathologies. The vast majority of reports specific to one pathology, however, have focused on resection of low grade glioma in the awake setting. Tumors in eloquent areas have mainly been(More)
Randomized controlled trials have demonstrated the efficacy of decompressive craniectomy in substantially decreasing mortality and improving functional outcome in middle cerebral artery infarction. The role of intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring following decompressive craniectomy for stroke has not been well studied. We present a retrospective review of(More)
OBJECTIVE Bevacizumab is an antiangiogenic agent under investigation for use in patients with high-grade glioma. It produces a high rate of radiological response; however, this response should be interpreted with caution because it may reflect normalization of the tumor vasculature and not necessarily a true antitumor effect. The authors previously(More)
Vestibular schwannoma (VS) is the most common tumor in the extra-axial posterior fossa compartment in adults. Growth rate is paramount to decision making regarding treatment and follow up of these tumors. We conducted a comprehensive review of the literature to answer four questions: What percentage of newly diagnosed VS will grow on follow-up? What factors(More)
BACKGROUND Tracheoinnominate artery fistula is a relatively rare but life-threatening complication of tracheostomy. Peristomal bleed or hemoptysis may be massive and usually fatal if treatment is not instituted immediately. CASE DESCRIPTION We report the case of a 40-year-old woman who sustained surgical evacuation of a brainstem cavernoma and developed a(More)
Spinal angiolipomas are uncommon benign tumours composed of mature fatty tissue and abnormal vascular elements, most commonly found within the posterior spinal epidural space. Most tumours are located within the mid-thoracic spine; in contrast thoracolumbar junction and purely lumbar angiolipomas are rare. We report a case series of four spinal(More)
Isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) mutation is a known prognostic factor in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). It has been well documented that patients with IDH1 mutant (IDH1-mu) GBM have a better outcome compared to patients with IDH1 wild-type (IDH1-WT) GBM. IDH1-mu tumors have been shown to be more commonly located in the frontal lobe, and less likely to be(More)
We report a patient with minor head trauma-related bilateral hemispheric subdural hematoma (SDH) and subsequent delayed spinal SDH or presumed migration to the lumbar spine. An acutely confused 88-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department after minor head trauma. Head CT scan revealed a small hemispheric SDH. The patient was admitted for(More)