Joseph M. Eskridge

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Paradoxical cerebral embolism of cement occurred in a 78-year-old woman after cement-assisted transpedicular spinal fixation surgery. Multiple pulmonary emboli of polymethylmethacrylate precipitated pulmonary hypertension and right-to-left shunting into the systemic circulation through a patent foramen ovale. This rare complication occurred because of(More)
PURPOSE The authors retrospectively reviewed their 6-year clinical experience with preoperative embolization of hypervascular tumors of the spine. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fourteen patients ranging in age from 16 to 70 years underwent a total of 17 embolization procedures (one patient underwent four procedures) with polyvinyl alcohol particles. The lesions(More)
The authors reviewed the cases of 21 patients who received intraarterial infusions of papaverine to determine the drug's effects on intracranial pressure (ICP), mean arterial blood pressure, pulse rate, and cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP). The study focused on patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage who developed clinical signs and symptoms of(More)
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that balloon angioplasty is superior to papaverine infusion for the treatment of proximal anterior circulation arterial vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Between 1989 and 1995, 125 vasospastic distal internal carotid artery or proximal middle cerebral artery vessel segments were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether carotid endarterectomy provides protection against subsequent cerebral ischemia in men with ischemic symptoms in the distribution of significant (greater than 50%) ipsilateral internal carotid artery stenosis. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, multicenter trial. SETTING Sixteen university-affiliated Veterans Affairs medical(More)
INTRODUCTION Cerebral angiography performed after aneurysm surgery can identify causes of morbidity and mortality that may be corrected. The risks and benefits of angiography that is performed after aneurysm surgery, however, have not been clearly defined. We therefore reviewed our experience with postoperative angiography to determine its dangers and(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether hemangioblastomas, highly vascular tumors requiring surgery that is potentially complicated by excessive bleeding, can be embolized safely by using interventional techniques that furnish a more avascular surgical field. METHODS Nine hemangioblastomas involving either the cerebellum or the spinal cord were embolized(More)
Angioplasty of narrowed cerebral arteries was performed in 10 patients who became symptomatic from vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage. This procedure was accomplished with a microballoon catheter via percutaneous transfemoral insertion. Patients were selected for treatment if they had delayed neurological deficits due to vasospasm which were not(More)
Endovascular treatment of cerebral vasospasm induced by subarachnoid hemorrhage has become a useful therapy. The two main treatments that have been used are balloon angioplasty and intra-arterial papaverine infusion. Both treatments have been shown to reverse subarachnoid hemorrhage-induced vascular spasm, increase cerebral blood flow and improve delayed(More)
OBJECT To assess the safety and efficacy of aneurysm embolization performed using Guglielmi detachable coils (GDCs), the authors reviewed the results of a cohort of 150 patients with either ruptured (83 patients) or unruptured (67 patients) basilar tip aneurysms treated with these detachable platinum coil devices in the early part of the United States(More)