Jonathan J. Baskin

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OBJECT In this study the authors review surgical experience with cavernous malformations of the brainstem (CMBs) in an attempt to define more clearly the natural history, indications, and risks of surgical management of these lesions. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed the cases of 100 patients (38 males and 62 females; mean age 37 years)(More)
OBJECT The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of an algorithm used to evaluate and prescribe treatment for patients having slit ventricle syndrome (SVS). METHODS All patients included in this protocol underwent fiberoptic intracranial pressure monitoring after removal or externalization of their ventricular shunt systems. A significant(More)
The authors report a rare case of a hangman's fracture involving complete dislocation of C-2 onto C-3, accompanied by a C2-3 locked facet and asymptomatic bilateral vertebral artery injuries. The patient, a 25-year-old man who sustained a neck injury in an industrial accident, presented with a mild central spinal cord syndrome. His initial lateral cervical(More)
Spontaneous intracranial hypotension due to a spinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak is a rare but increasingly recognized cause of postural headaches. The exact cause of these CSF leaks often remains unknown. The authors treated a 32-year-old man with a unique cause of spontaneous intracranial hypotension. He suffered an excruciating headache that was(More)
Crystallographic studies of the HLA-A2 molecule have led to the assignment of a putative peptide binding site that consists of a groove with a beta-pleated sheet floor bordered by two alpha-helices. A CTL-defined variant of HLA-A2, termed HLA-A2.2F, differs from the common A2.1 molecule by three amino acids: a Leu to Trp substitution at position 156 in the(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors report the first documented case of laparoscopically induced ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt failure. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Laparoscopic surgery has become a preferred method of accessing and treating a variety of intraperitoneal pathology. Surgeons can expect to encounter patients who have previously undergone placement of(More)
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