The authors describe a rare case of congenital cyst of cisterna ambiens treated surgically. Histological examination of cyst wall suggested that the cyst belonged to the group of developmental anomalies of the type of dysraphic intracranial cerebral herniae.
For estimating the effectiveness of combined treatment of cases of anaplastic gliomas of the cerebral hemispheres retrospective analysis was undertaken of 83 patients treated only surgically and prospective analysis of 81 patients treated by the combined method. In the group treated only surgically 47 patients had glioblastoma multiforme, and 36 had… (More)
The authors demonstrated topographic-radiological correlations in cases of middle cerebral artery aneurysms verified surgically. In an own material of 91 cases treated in the Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Academy in Cracow in the years 1980-1983 the relationship of the aneurysm to the neighbouring vessels and the direction of the dome of the aneurysm… (More)
A female patient is reported with a fusiform aneurysm of the anterior cerebral artery. It is stressed that fusiform aneurysms rarely cause haemorrhages, this risk is always present and they should be excluded from cerebral circulation if only the haemodynamic conditions make this possible.
Two patients are reported with pituitary adenomas growing through the wall of the cavernous sinus. The authors stress diagnostic difficulties and emphasize the value of computer tomography in the diagnosis.
In a period of 15 months in a material of 235 surgically verified brain tumours in 8 cases (3.4%) hemorrhages into the tumour mass were found. In 3 of these cases the tumours were anaplastic astrocytomas, the remaining tumours were: oligodendroglioma, meningioma, pituitary adenoma and metastases of renal carcinoma and skin melanoma. The clinical… (More)
In the years 1971-1978 a group of 915 patients with subarachnoideal haemorrhage were treated at the Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Academy in Cracow. Surgical treatment was applied in 584 cases (63.82%). In 92 cases (10.05%) intensive treatment vas applied in view of deterioration in the course of the disease. The patients requiring intensive treatment… (More)
The authors report a case of two aneurysms at the bifurcation of the basilar artery in a 47-year old housewife. The technique for the exclusion of the aneurysms from the cerebral circulation using the operating microscope is described. The course of the illness and the patient's condition several months after procedure are described.
In the years 1971 through 1977 247 patients with anaplastic cerebral gliomas were treated. Out of this material a group of 119 patients was completed who were treated only surgically and had follow-up examinations or responded to an inquiry form sent to them. In the light of this follow-up study it was established that the survival time was shortest, only… (More)