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OBJECTIVES To describe functional recovery after surgical resection of low grade gliomas (LGG) in eloquent brain areas, and discuss the mechanisms of compensation. METHODS Seventy-seven right-handed patients without deficit were operated on for a LGG invading primary and/or secondary sensorimotor and/or language areas, as shown anatomically by(More)
OBJECTIVE With the aim to better evaluate the role of the insula in seizures and the therapeutic implications, we analyzed the rate of insular low-grade gliomas (LGG) presenting with medically refractory epilepsy, detailed their ictal symptoms, and described the epileptological results following their surgical resection. METHODS Eleven patients (8 men, 3(More)
OBJECTIVES Despite the growing use of intraoperative functional mapping in supratentorial low grade glioma (LGG) surgery, few studies have compared series of patients operated on without and with direct electrical stimulation (DES) by the same team. The present study compared the rate of LGG surgery performed in eloquent areas, the rate of postoperative(More)
INTRODUCTION Extra-axial cavernous hemangiomas or angiomas [(hem)angiomas] are relatively rare lesions. They usually arise in relation to the dura mater intracranially or at the spinal level. Most of these lesions have been described in the middle cranial fossa at level of the cavernous sinus. Controversy still exists regarding the exact nature of these(More)
We present the first case of early epidural hematoma after CSF shunt probably caused by defective material. A 26-year-old man was treated for obstructive hydrocephalus associated with a tonsillar herniation, revealed by headaches and papillary edema. Ventriculoperitoneal shunt was preferred to endoscopic ventriculostomy. Three hours after the operation, the(More)
Forty-four patients (22 males and 22 females) were admitted to our institution for an intracranial epidermoid cyst between 1980 and 2000. Their mean age was 39.9 years. The duration of the disease at admission varied between a few days and 30 years. CT-scan was performed in all cases, MRI in 33 cases with a diffusion sequence in 3. Most of the 26 patients(More)
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