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INTRODUCTION Surgery is first-line therapy for glioblastoma, and there is evidence that gross total resection is associated with improved survival. Gross total resection, however, is not always possible, and relationships among extent (percent) of resection (EOR), residual volume (RV), and survival are unknown. The goals were to evaluate whether there is an(More)
OBJECTIVE The efficacy of extensive resection on prolonging survival for patients with glioblastoma (GBM) is controversial because prior studies have included tumors with dissimilar resection capabilities. The true isolated effect of increasing resection on survival for GBM therefore remains unclear. METHODS Adult patients who underwent surgery of an(More)
Spinal vascular lesions are rare and may be classified as a) dural arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs), b) arteriovenous malformations, or c) perimedullary AVFs. In this narrated video illustration, we present the case of a 71-year-old woman who presented with progressive bilateral lower extremity weakness and urinary retention who was diagnosed with a thoracic(More)
A subset of patients with glioblastoma (GBM) have butterfly GBM (bGBM) that involve both cerebral hemispheres by crossing the corpus callosum. The prognoses, as well as the effectiveness of surgery and adjuvant therapy, are unclear because studies are few and limited. The goals of this study were to: (1) determine if bGBM have worse outcomes than patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To report five patients who underwent lumbopleural (LPl) shunting for the treatment of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) and to describe the considerations, complications, and outcomes related to this rarely described procedure. METHODS The clinical data of five patients treated with LPl shunting over a 23-year period were(More)
We evaluated if patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) showed functional improvement after primary endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV). The efficacy of ETV for iNPH remains controversial. We retrospectively reviewed 10 consecutive patients treated between 2009 and 2011 with ETV for iNPH. Seven patients with a median age of 73 years(More)
Objectives To present and validate a chicken wing model for endoscopic endonasal microsurgical skill development. Setting A surgical environment was constructed using a Styrofoam box and measurements from radiological studies. Endoscopic visualization and instrumentation were utilized in a manner to mimic operative setting. Design Five participants were(More)
BACKGROUND Around 600 spinal epidural hematoma cases have been previously reported. Incidence of paraplegia after epidural anesthesia varies between 0,0005 and 0,02%. Several possible etiologies have been described in the literature, including surgery, trauma, anticoagulant therapy, arteriovenous malformations, pregnancy and lumbar puncture. Spinal and(More)
Purpose: CT screening can reduce death from lung cancer. We sought to improve the diagnostic accuracy of lung cancer screening using ultrasensitive methods and a lung cancer-specific gene panel to detect DNA methylation in sputum and plasma.Experimental Design: This is a case-control study of subjects with suspicious nodules on CT imaging. Plasma and sputum(More)
OBJECT To evaluate the effectiveness of stereotactic navigation in enhancing the accuracy of ventricular shunt placement in patients with hydrocephalus. METHODS A retrospective cohort study at a single institution by a single surgeon was performed. Consecutive patients who underwent implantation of a ventricular shunt for the management of hydrocephalus(More)