Jacques Demers

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BACKGROUND Uncommonly, Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) has been associated with intracranial or spinal tumors, most frequently dermoid or epidermoid cysts. Although the associated dermoid cyst (DC) is usually located in the posterior fossa, isolated upper cervical DC has been reported. Extension from the posterior fossa to the upper cervical spine (C2) has been(More)
We report our experience with 11 cases of yolk sac tumors, which were treated between 1960 and 1982 at the Hôpital Sainte-Justine and the Montreal Children's Hospital. The role of lymphadenectomy in yolk sac tumors is analyzed critically and put into perspective with the use of serum alpha-fetoprotein. A flow sheet is presented for the management of yolk(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to determine the impact of warfarin use on the severity of injury among elderly patients presenting with closed head injuries. METHODS A cohort of patients 55 years of age or older with closed head injuries taken to a tertiary trauma center between April 1993 and March 2001 was retrospectively identified. Patient(More)
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE We present a rare case of a rectothecal fistula arising from an anterior sacral meningocele in a patient with Currarino syndrome. CLINICAL PRESENTATION The patient was a 40-year-old woman presenting with cauda equina syndrome and ascending meningitis. The meningocele was removed using an anterior abdominal approach. A sigmoid(More)
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