J M Cilluffo

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We reviewed the clinical records of all the patients examined at the Mayo Clinic who were operated on and found to have arachnoid diverticula of he cervical and thoracolumbar regions of the spinal column. Only patients whose lesion did not have a traumatic cause were selected for a study. There were 21 patients: 20 had been operated on at the Mayo Clinic(More)
Patients with adenocarcinoma of the ceruminous gland arising in the middle ear have a typical syndrome consisting of unilateral hearing loss, otalgia, facial paresis, and a middle-ear mass. Adjacent cranial nerves also may be affected. Some patients may have an ipsilateral cerebellar ataxia if the lesion extends into the cerebellopontine angle and(More)
Intracranial arachnoid cysts are becoming a more frequent finding as a result of the increased use of cranial computed tomography. We present 26 patients with such lesions treated surgically at the Mayo Clinic between 1970 and 1980. In children the commonest presenting symptom was cranial enlargement, whereas in adults headaches were most common. On(More)
The effects of severe hypoglycemia on brain pH, cerebral blood flow (CBF), and other physiologic and metabolic parameters were studied in 26 cats subjected to insulin hypoglycemia. Two groups were utilized to compare the effects of anesthesia. The halothane group was composed of 14 animals and the barbiturate group contained 12 animals. Insulin was(More)
Intraspinal arachnoid diverticula are unusual lesions that may demonstrate significant mass effects. A 15-year-old boy with upper lumbar discomfort and progressive spastic paraparesis also demonstrated a sensory deficit at T-10 as well as a severe lower extremity dorsal column deficit. Radiographic evaluation demonstrated interpedicular widening from T-2 to(More)
Two patients had a solitary intracranial schwannoma of the hypoglossal nerve. Such schwannomas are rare, and these two cases bring the total number of reported cases to 16. Hemiatrophy of the tongue is always present but is rarely reported by patients. Diagnosis can be facilitated by high-resolution computed tomographic scanning of the posterior fossa and(More)
Arachnoidal diverticula of the spinal cord and nerve roots are relatively common lesions. Many of these lesions are congenital, but some may occur as a result of trauma or spinal surgery. This report reviews the Mayo Clinic experience with postsurgical and traumatic lesions. Of the 17 patients in the series, 11 had previous operation in the region of the(More)
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