From 1977 to 1996, 210 patients suffering from scaphocephaly, 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)
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)
INTRODUCTION 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… (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 A growing fracture is a rare complication of skull fractures characterized by progressive diastatic enlargement of the fracture line. Growing skull fractures related to birth trauma were only occasionally reported. As far as we know, only one previous case of a neonatal growing fracture secondary to coronal suture disruption has been reported.… (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the usefulness of endoscopic assisted surgery of pituitary adenomas in transesphenoidal surgery, and in surgery of craneopharyngiomas using either minimally invasive approaches to the cranial base or transventricular approaches. MATERIAL AND METHODS We present our preliminary experience in eleven patients operated of sellar region… (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)
The authors present two cases of giant, ossified, craniopharyngioma in paediatric patients; one was subtotally (more than 90%) and the other, totally resected, both by a transfrontal-nasal approach. The results have been excellent, with total clinical recovery, olfactory function preserved and no cosmetic sequelae.