J-F Lepeintre

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Spinal cord astrocytomas are rare neoplasms that can result in alteration of the spinal cord structural integrity, which can be assessed by using diffusion tensor imaging methods. Our objective was to visualize the deformation of the posterior spinal cord lemniscal and corticospinal tracts in 5 patients with low-grade astrocytomas compared with 10 healthy(More)
OBJECTIVE Mini-open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (oTLIF), previously described by Mummaneni et al., is a well-established technique that uses tubular dilators and retractors for treatment of single-level lumbar spinal stenosis. TECHNIQUE We describe eight patients with two-level spinal stenosis who were operated on with minimally invasive spinal(More)
Neuropathic arthropathy of the spine is a destructive condition of the spine which is secondary to a loss of the protective proprioceptive reflexes. In the majority of cases, it occurs in patients who have suffered from traumatic medullary lesions and is responsible for destruction of the vertebral bodies and considerable spinal deformity. We report a case(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of intravenous (IV) injections of gacyclidine, a novel NMDA receptor antagonist, for neurological and functional recovery following acute traumatic brain injury. This multicenter, prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study compared four parallel groups. Two IV doses were(More)
The topographic anatomy of the lower intercostal nerves is less known than the upper ones except for the twelfth intercostal nerve. It is possible to use the lower intercostal nerves to carry out a neurotization of the lumbar roots. We studied the anatomy of the ninth, tenth, and eleventh intercostal nerves in order to specify the data of descriptive and(More)
A 22-year-old man presented headache, asthenia, body weight loss and trigeminal hypoesthesia worsening quickly. Radiological analysis showed an enhanced lesion that originated from the cavernous sinus and extended into the Meckel cave, owing to the fifth cranial nerve's course. The lesion was explored by a temporo-pterional approach and was partially(More)
The improved survival rate in urologic carcinoma notably due to anti-angiogenic drugs is directly associated with increased incidence of spinal metastases. During spinal metastasis cord compression it has been proved that surgery associated with radiotherapy gives better results that radiotherapy alone. The neurotoxic risk of the spine metastasis must be(More)
Brain metastases account for 30 to 40% of all brain tumors in adults. Even if urological carcinomas are not very common, anti-angiogenic drugs have transformed their prognosis, leading physicians to consider their specific treatment. For the majority of cases, surgery is quite simple with low associated morbidity. Depending on the size and the location,(More)
A 56-year-old woman was followed in the neurological department for febrile mental confusion. The diagnosis of sarcoidosis was suggested on the ground of associated abdominal lymphadenopathy, elevated serum angiotensin-converting enzyme level, aseptic meningitis and intracranial hypothalamic lesion. Nevertheless, radiological, biological and histological(More)
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