BACKGROUND Hemangioma is one of the most common benign tumors of the spine, and it remains silent in the vast majority of subjects afflicted. Pregnancy is a known risk factor for symptomatic conversion of the previously silent vertebral hemangiomas. However, the occurrence is rare with only 26 cases reported in the English medical literature. CASE… (More)
Postoperative mutism is rare. We present a 65-year-old man who had transient mutism after resection of anterior falx meningioma. Mild left hemiparesis and palmomental reflex on the right were the only abnormal signs on neurological examination. CT scan and MRI demonstrated a mass at the anterior one-third portion of the falx just superior to the corpus… (More)
Granulocytic sarcoma is a solid mass composed of premature precursors of granulocytic series cells in an extramedullary region. Intraparenchymal central nervous system localization without skull or meningeal invasion is extremely rare. Although different theories have been proposed to explain the mechanism of this unusual disorder, its exact mechanism is… (More)
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS), also known as dorsal column stimulation, is a novel technique used widely in pain surgery. However, its effect on other pathologies such as epileptic disorders is unknown. The aim of this study is to evaluate the influence of electrical epidural stimulation of the upper cervical region on epileptic cortical discharges. The… (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the possible therapeutic effects of clenbuterol on cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in rats. METHODS Eighteen male albino Wistar rats, each weighing 200-250 g, were randomized into three groups; Group 1 (Control group) (n = 6) having no SAH and no treatment; Group 2 (Sham group) (n = 6) having only SAH and… (More)
A pro-atlantal intersegmental Jrtery between the vertebral and ocdpital arteries in a patient IS described. The intersegmental artery was treated by acrylic coating.