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A lot has been published about neuroendoscopic procedures over the last decade. Most of these publications are about the effectiveness of endoscopic third ventriculostomy, the most frequently performed neuroendoscopic procedure. Little is published about the effectiveness of other, less frequently performed neuroendoscopic procedures. Over the years more(More)
Only 44 cases of spinal subdural abscess have been reported to date. The authors present another case and review the relevant literature. The findings of intraspinal gassification on computerized tomography scans and Escherichia coli as the causative organism have not previously been described in relation to spinal subdural abscess. Most frequently,(More)
BACKGROUND The endoscopic removal of third ventricular colloid cysts has been developed as an alternative to microsurgical transcortical-transventricular and transcallosal approaches. OBJECTIVE To examine the value of endoscopic technique by reviewing the large number of endoscopically treated patients with long-term follow-up in 2 neurosurgical centers.(More)
A kindred is reported on with suspected autosomal dominant congenital hydrocephalus and aqueduct stenosis. In contrast to patients with X-linked congenital hydrocephalus with stenosis of the aqueduct of Sylvius (HSAS) our patients were not mentally retarded and they did not show any pyramidal tract dysfunction or clasped thumbs; the pyramids were not(More)
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN The endoscopic technique has been recently introduced in the field of transsphenoidal pituitary surgery. This technique allows inspection of sellar, supra- and parasellar structures and removal of the tumor under direct visualization, is minimally traumatic and permits easier reoperations. This is the first report on the results of(More)
OBJECTIVE The supraorbital approach is well accepted for lesions in the anterior fossa, the sellar region, and the anterior circle of Willis. However, the usefulness of this approach has not yet been elucidated for lesions in the interpeduncular fossa. The technique of an endoscope-assisted, ipsi- and contralateral supraorbital approach to lesions within(More)
Transcranial electrical stimulated motor evoked potential monitoring (TES-MEP) has proven to be a successful and reliable neuromonitoring technique during spinal correction surgery. However, three criteria for TES-MEP monitoring have been described in the literature. This study aims at discussing and comparing the following criteria: (1) the "threshold(More)
BACKGROUND No data on results of repeated transsphenoidal surgery via the endoscopic technique for patients with persistent or recurrent Cushing's disease are available. DESIGN AND PATIENTS We retrospectively evaluated the remission rates and complications of repeated transsphenoidal surgery via the endoscopic technique in 14 patients with persistent (N =(More)
OBJECTIVE A randomized controlled trial was reported recently, in which simple decompression and anterior subcutaneous transposition were compared for treatment of ulnaropathy at the elbow. Clinically, both surgical options seem to be equally effective. The objective of this study is to compare the costs, from a societal standpoint, of simple decompression(More)
Bone marrow stromal cells (BMSC) transplanted into the contused spinal cord may support repair by improving tissue sparing. We injected allogeneic BMSC into the moderately contused adult rat thoracic spinal cord at 15 min (acute) and at 3, 7, and 21 days (delayed) post-injury and quantified tissue sparing and BMSC survival up to 4 weeks(More)