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In cerebral cortex neurosurgery and particularly in epilepsy surgery, the recognition of individual cortical anatomic landmarks is necessary for presurgical evaluation and planning. To overcome the classical great variability in the superficial aspect of the human cerebral cortex, we have developed an original generic description of the cerebral cortex in a(More)
OBJECT The authors sought to assess the functional tolerance and tumor control rate of cavernous sinus meningiomas treated by gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS). METHODS Between July 1992 and October 1998, 92 patients harboring benign cavernous sinus meningiomas underwent GKS. The present study is concerned with the first 80 consecutive patients (63 women and(More)
OBJECTIVE It is classically considered that the morbidity and mortality rates are greater for stereotactic biopsies of pineal region tumors, compared with tumors in other regions. However, to date, the number of cases studied in the literature has been insufficient to evaluate these parameters and compare them with the morbidity and mortality rates for(More)
PURPOSE Gamma knife radiosurgery (GK) allows precise and complete destruction of chosen target structures containing healthy and/or pathologic cells, without significant concomitant or late radiation damage to adjacent tissues. All the well-documented radiosurgery of epilepsy cases are epilepsies associated with tumors or arteriovenous malformations (AVMs).(More)
We report our preliminary results after the radiosurgical treatment of 25 secreting pituitary adenomas with a mean follow-up of 20 months (range 6-36 months). Fifteen acromegalic patients showed a decrease of 65% in mean growth hormone (GH) levels after 6 months and of 77% after 12 months. Only 3 patients (20%) are considered to be in remission (mean GH and(More)
One hundred and twenty patients with soft lateral disc herniation underwent surgery by anterior microsurgical discectomy and routine ablation of the posterior longitudinal ligament between 1976 and 1986. The study excluded patients with hard discs and soft disc extrusion with medullary symptoms. In our series 76.6% of patients were men. In 64% of the(More)
We have retrospectively studied 11 cases of solitary cavernous and arteriovenous malformations of the spinal epidural space. The acute or subacute onset of symptoms was found in all cases, with a neurological deficit in five cases. A plain x-ray study revealed abnormal calcification in one case. Hyperdensity with no iodine enhancement was found on computed(More)
There is a strong rationale for investigation of the role of gamma knife radiosurgery in the treatment of medically intractable epilepsy. To explore this potential application, the current outcome and morbidity associated with established microsurgical treatment, as well as the associated advantages and disadvantages of open surgery, are reviewed. The(More)
Between July 1992 and August 1995, 11 patients with pineal region tumors (PRTs) were treated at our center. Ages ranged from 8 to 72 years (median 21). Diagnosis was confirmed by histological examination in 7 patients. The remaining cases had strong neuroradiological and marker evidence of the diagnosis, so that a stereotactic biopsy could be avoided. The(More)
We report a patient with medically refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy treated by gamma knife radiosurgery. In lieu of a microsurgical procedure, an entorhinoamygdalohippocampectomy was performed with a gamma knife and low marginal doses (25 Gy). The clinical and imaging studies, including CT, MR imaging, 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission(More)