J. Christiaens

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The authors report on the long-term results of chronic stereotactic stimulation of the ventralis intermedius thalamic nucleus performed in 14 cases of disabling and intractable tremor. There were 10 patients with parkinsonian tremor and four with essential tremor. Three of the 10 parkinsonian patients had previously undergone contralateral thalamotomy.(More)
Lhermitte-Duclos disease is a rare entity, and its pathological features are unique. Pathological findings are characteristic of the disease, with global hypertrophy of the cerebellum, coarse gyri, and the typical "inverted cortex" pattern. Several associated lesions were noted in many patients with Lhermitte-Duclos disease. It is only recently that an(More)
The authors report a series of 144 children with traumatic extradural hematomas operated on at the Lille Department of Neurosurgery between 1969 and 1982. The patients are divided into different groups according to age, and clinical findings were recorded for each age group. The overall mortality rate was 9%. The authors demonstrate that prognosis is(More)
Important parameters in quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) are the severity and length of the lesion, the radius of the nonstenotic part of the affected vessel segment and the bifurcation angle (in the case of a bifurcation lesion). Unfortunately, QCA results can be influenced by the viewing angles corresponding to the angiographic images used to(More)
We report on our recent experience with epidermoid cysts in the cerebellopontine angle. We operated on nine patients since 1985, seven of which were investigated with magnetic resonance imaging. Since the arrival of modern neuroimaging, large lesions can be found with only discrete symptoms, such as isolated tinnitus or unspecific headache. With computed(More)
Malignant meningiomas are associated with a high rate of local recurrence, but seldom give remote metastases. Here, we report a case with carcinomatous meningitis occurring 13 months after treatment of the initial tumor. MRI showed no significant abnormalities. CSF contained abnormal cells, and electronic microscopy after cytocentrifugation confirmed their(More)
Three groups of patients with single hemispheric brain abscesses or subdural empyemas, from 1 to 5 cm large, with similar initial prognosis, have been treated either by medical treatment alone (20), aspiration (21), or excision (15). Differences in survival were not found, but medical treatment alone was better for long term sequelae. Surgical procedures(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (SDAVF) are rare but represent the most frequent spinal arteriovenous malformation. Their clinical manifestations are well known, but their management can still be discussed between surgery and endovascular treatment. The purpose of this study is to emphasize the pre-eminence of surgical management(More)