Jean-Paul Chirossel

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The most widely accepted description of venous anatomy in the transverse foramen involves the presence of one or two veins running along and parallel to the external side of the vertebral artery. For most surgeons, the vertebral artery is surrounded by a rete of veins which is continous with the wide sinusoids which surround the thecal sac (internal(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to determine the rate of recurrent vestibular schwannoma after a total removal via the translabyrinthine approach. PATIENTS Between 1973 and 1995, 346 patients were operated on by a translabyrinthine approach. Ninety-one patients were included in a retrospective study for follow-up of 5 years or longer. RESULTS The(More)
Anterior extraperitoneal exposures to the lumbar spine are being increasingly used owing to the expanding use of novel technologies to treat degenerative disc disease. Lumbar plexus injuries are potential, albeit uncommon, complications of such exposures and can lead to significant perioperative morbidity. In this report, we present three patients with(More)
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