Johan Theron

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Seven patients with intracavernous aneurysms were treated by proximal balloon occlusion of the carotid artery, with no attempt to preserve carotid blood flow. After a 15-minute occlusion trial, two balloons were detached proximal to the neck of these aneurysms. Major clinical improvement occurred in six patients and no procedure-related complications were(More)
Treatment of gliomas remains disappointing in spite of a great number of experimental biological data and of randomized therapeutic studies. This could be partly explained by the inefficiency of our conventional methods to assess the regional metabolism of these tumors. The use of positron emission tomography (PET) brings encouraging possibilities in this(More)
A series comprising 12 patients who had intraarterial local fibrinolysis in the carotid territory is reported. A classification is proposed that divides the different types of occlusions into three groups on the basis of angiographic location. Group 1 (two cases) comprises occlusion of the extra- and/or intracranial carotid artery with patency of the circle(More)
Many studies of white matter high signal (WMHS) on T2-weighted MRI have disclosed that it is related to cerebral ischaemia and to brain atrophy. Atrophy of the corpus callosum (CC) has also been studied in relation to ischaemia. Our objective was to test the hypothesis that CC atrophy could be due to ischaemia. We therefore assessed CC, WMHS and brain(More)
A technique for safe angioplasty of atherosclerotic stenosis of internal and common carotid arteries is described in which temporary balloon occlusion of the internal carotid artery is used to prevent cerebral embolization during manifestation of ulcerated plaques. Its successful use in six atherosclerotic stenosis is described. Five angioplasties of(More)
Aortic arch injections centred on the head have been performed routinely in patients with cerebral ischaemia. Digital angiograms with modified windowing (low and narrow) have been used. This "cerebral" arch injection allows much improved analysis of the cerebral parenchymal vascularization, giving better understanding of hemispheric ischaemia and making the(More)
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of the carotid artery was performed in four patients with recurrent stenosis following endarterectomy. Balloon catheter dilatation was successful in 3 of the 4 lesions. Post dilatation angiography demonstrated an increase in luminal diameter: there were no neurological complications with the procedure. PTA appears to be(More)
Interhemispheric subdural haematoma (ISH) is a rare complication of head injury with only 19 cases reported since 1940, but it may also occur spontaneously (three cases). In both circumstances, clotting disorders are frequent (six cases). We have recorded seven cases (five traumatic, two spontaneous). Classically ISH is due to tearing of bridging veins or(More)
The authors report the complications that occurred in their experience with performing recanalization procedures in the internal carotid artery and present their treatment strategies. The complications can be classified into those that were periprocedural and those that were postprocedural. The former include complications related to the vascular-approach(More)