J. Florensa

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Percutaneous vertebroplasty is an effective treatment for many focal vertebral lesions. Methyl methacrylate is too viscous to be handled without difficulty in the conventional way because injection time is short. The operator is left with little time and must fumble with multiple syringes. We describe a special screw-system syringe that decreases the effort(More)
INTRODUCTION Tolosa-Hunt syndrome is caused by an unspecific inflammation in the cavernous sinus or superior orbital fissure. Recurrence occurs in 40% of cases. Magnetic resonance (MR) of the head and orbital phlebography can reveal characteristic data, although diagnosis is reached by exclusion according to International Headache Society criteria.(More)
INTRODUCTION We are observing an increase of patients with tuberculosis in Spain. Within the forms of extrapulmonary presentation, the involvement of the central nervous system by the bacillus that cause this disease is a relatively frequent location. Although sometimes is affected the spinal cord of secondary form, rarely is observed isolated involvement.(More)
INTRODUCTION Although the association between transverse myelitis and systemic lupus erythematosus is rather infrequent, it is important to take this form of clinical presentation into account because it is a serious complication, which can potentially be treated but even when dealt with in the early stages does not always have a good prognosis. PATIENTS(More)
INTRODUCTION Under the term of acute transverse myelitis (ATM), there are included a heterogeneous group of diseases, with the nexus common to produce an inflammatory focal injury of the spinal cord, of acute form. In order to try to group all the etiologies that can provoke this affectation, it is nowadays tried to define several groups of pathologies with(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of radiologic images suggestive of urethral diverticula (UD) in men with spinal cord injury (SCI) and to study the interobserver diagnostic reproducibility. METHODS Radiological studies (i.e. voiding cystourethrography and retrograde urethrography) performed over 1 year on men with SCI were independently reviewed by(More)
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