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Optic pathway gliomas: a review.
Optic pathway gliomas represent approximately 3-5% of childhood intracranial tumors and are often indolent tumors that can be observed over time for progression without initial treatment, especially in patients with NF1. Expand
Primary Intraosseous Skull Base Cavernous Hemangioma: Case Report.
- J. Liu, P. Burger, H. Harnsberger, W. Couldwell
- Skull base : official journal of North American…
- 1 November 2003
The authors describe a 40-year-old female who presented with progressive headaches who underwent complete excision of the PICH through an extradural frontopolar approach and found an intraosseous cavernous hemangioma. Expand
Spinal extradural arachnoid cysts: clinical, radiological, and surgical features.
The literature is reviewed, clinical and pathological features, mechanisms of pathogenesis, neuroimaging characteristics, and surgical management of spinal extradural arachnoid cysts are discussed, and the surgical technique for removal of these lesions is illustrated in a patient with a large thoracolumbar spinal extradures causing neurogenic claudication. Expand
Variations on the Standard Transsphenoidal Approach to the Sellar Region, with Emphasis on the Extended Approaches and Parasellar Approaches: Surgical Experience in 105 Cases
- W. Couldwell, M. Weiss, C. Rabb, J. Liu, R. Apfelbaum, T. Fukushima
- 1 September 2004
These modifications of the standard transsphenoidal approach are useful for lesions within the boundaries noted above, they offer excellent alternatives to transcranial approaches for these lesions, and they avoid prolonged exposure time and brain retraction. Expand
Comparison of radiosurgery and conventional surgery for the treatment of glomus jugulare tumors.
Although surgery is associated with higher morbidity rates, it immediately and totally eliminates the tumor, and therefore both treatments are considered to be safe and efficacious. Expand
Cavernous malformations of the optic pathway and hypothalamus: analysis of 65 cases in the literature.
Emergent surgery is warranted in patients presenting with chiasmal apoplexy to prevent permanent damage to the visual pathway and gross-total resection of these lesions is associated with favorable visual outcomes. Expand
Historical perspectives on the diagnosis and treatment of trigeminal neuralgia.
The authors discuss the initial descriptions of tic douloureux, Fothergill disease, and TN, along with various therapeutic interventions and their refinements. Expand
Management of sinonasal teratocarcinosarcoma: a systematic review.
- P. Misra, Qasim Husain, P. Svider, Saurin Sanghvi, J. Liu, J. Eloy
- American journal of otolaryngology
SNTCS is a rare and aggressive malignant skull base tumor with a poor prognosis with frequent recurrence and metastasis and radical surgical resection followed by radiation therapy appears to be the most commonly used treatment option. Expand
Hyponatremia in the neurosurgical patient: diagnosis and management.
The authors discuss the differential diagnosis ofhyponatremia, distinguish SIADH from CSW, and highlight the diagnosis and management of hyponatremeia, which is commonly encountered in patients who have undergone neurosurgery. Expand
Readability assessment of online patient education materials from academic otolaryngology-head and neck surgery departments.
Patient educational materials from academic otolaryngology Web sites are written at too difficult a reading level for a significant portion of patients and can be simplified. Expand