J Wasserberg

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Analyses of a multi-centre database of 71 patients at risk of raised ICP showed that in head injured patients (n = 19) and tumour patients (n = 13) clear inverse relationships of ICP vs compliance exist. SAH patients (n = 5) appear to exhibit a biphasic relationship between ICP and compliance, however greater numbers of patients need to be recruited to this(More)
We describe four cases of fracture of the occipital condyle. In all cases plain cervical spine films were normal. The fracture was diagnosed on the lowest section of a routine CT examination of the head. Further detail was then obtained with high-definition CT and coronal reconstructions. All the patients were found to have a small atlanto-occipital(More)
A 58-year-old male who had been diagnosed as having polymyositis was found to have a mass in the fourth ventricle. This mass showed features of an inflammatory pseudotumor. This lesion has been described in many parts of the body including the central nervous system. This case showed some features different from the previously reported cases in the central(More)
Syringomyelia is known to occur secondary to compression of the spinal cord. We report the case of a female patient who underwent removal of a spinal meningioma. She re-presented 30 years later with multiple meningiomas causing cord compression. After a 4 year interval she was found to have developed a syrinx proximal to the site of compression. Comparison(More)
Massive hematoma of the corpus callosum caused by blunt head trauma is an extremely rare lesion. Most frequent traumatic lesions involve the corpus callosum are diffuse axonal injuries. They might be associated with small hemorrhagic foci in the hemispheric and brain stem white matter, intraventricular hemorrhages, subarachnoid hemorrhages, traumatic(More)
Cerebellar haemangioblastomas commonly arise in patients with von Hippel - Lindau disease. We present the case of a 47-year-old male who has successfully undergone 10 separate procedures for symptomatic cerebellar haemangioblastomas. To our knowledge, this case is unique with respect to the frequency of symptomatic recurrences.
Intradural disc herniation is a well-recognized entity in the lumbar region, where over 90% of all intradural herniations are seen.1 By contrast, fewer than 5% occur in either the cervical or thoracic regions.1 We describe a case of a sudden onset neurological deficit caused by an intradural thoracic disc herniation at the T11-T12 level, the intradural(More)
One of the most important structures involved in the pathogenesis of occipital headache is the lateral atlanto-axial joint. Previous studies demonstrated that injection of this joint with local anesthetic can alleviate occipital headache, while injection of contrast medium exacerbates it. The aim of our study is to improve the understanding of the nerve(More)
CRASH (Corticosteroid randomisation after significant head injury) is a prospective multi-centre randomised double blind study of methylprednisolone versus placebo in mild, moderate and severe head injury. Patients are eligible up to 8 hours from injury. To date the CRASH trial has recruited 9000 patients. The trial is recruiting from 200 hospitals in 50(More)