José Andrés Álvarez-Garijo

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From 1977 to 1996, 210 patients suffering from scaphoce-phaly, have been operated on in our institutions. The surgical technique depended on the patients age. Single wide sagittal synostectomy was performed in 155 babies aged less than 3 months, obtaining good cosmetic results. Patients older than 3 months needed more complex and aggressive procedures to(More)
BACKGROUND A genetic tendency to develop latex IgE responses in children with spina bifida has been suggested, but their degree of exposure to latex as well as the route and chronology for sensitization can be different from those of other children with multiple surgeries. The aim was to study the influence of the type of operation on the development of(More)
Meningiomas are relatively uncommon in childhood. They represent 1% to 2% of all intracranial tumours of infancy and childhood and 1.5% to 1.8% of all intracranial meningiomas. Occasionally, meningiomas may develop without dural attachment. Clear cell meningioma is a histological distinctive uncommon variant of meningioma that may behave aggressively with(More)
A large, highly ossified craniopharyngioma was diagnosed and surgically treated in a 2-year-old girl. About 20 teeth were macroscopically identified in the operative specimen, some of them totally developed, complete with crown and root. Pathological study established the diagnosis of craniopharyngioma with formation of teeth. Only five cases have been(More)
A giant arteriovenous fistula in a newborn infant was treated by surgical occlusion of the feeding vessels at 20 days of life. Congestive heart failure responded favorably to operative treatment. Because of persistent hydrocephalus, a shunt was inserted at 2 months of age. At 9 months of age, the child remained without signs of cardiac failure. Cerebral(More)
Cytogenetic and molecular analyses of primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs) of the central nervous system (CNS) have demonstrated material losses of 17p, the region that contains the TP53 gene, as the most frequent abnormality. Mutations in the TP53 gene are, however, very rare in these tumors. These findings strongly suggest that another, as yet(More)
INTRODUCTION It is very rare for cerebral infarction to be the first symptom of an intracranial tumour. Only three cases have been reported in which cerebral infarction is thought to have been caused by the arterial compromise triggered by incipient high grade gliomas that are not yet visible in radiological tests. CASE REPORT A 46-year-old male with no(More)
INTRODUCTION Infantile cerebral palsy is considered to be a motor disorder affecting both posture and movement. It is the manifestation of a cerebral lesion that took place during the maturing process of the brain. Spastic cerebral palsy is the most frequent variety. The spasticity presented by these patients strongly influences their functioning and gives(More)
7 cases of acute subdural hematomas diagnosed and surgically treated during the first week of life are presented. 5 of them are alive and well at 6 and 7 months and 3, 4 and 6 years of follow-up. Free interval, raised intracranial pressure, lateralizing signs, fall of hematocrit and presence of blood in CSF were constant. Subdural puncture was negative in 6(More)