Kambiz Kamian

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Magnetic resonance imaging-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) is a minimally invasive treatment modality with recent increasing use to ablate brain tumors. When originally introduced in the late 1980s, the inability to precisely monitor and control the thermal ablation limited the adoption of LITT in neuro-oncology. Popularized as a means of(More)
At times lumbar disc herniations present a quandary to the spine surgeon in regards to the most appropriate intervention and a need to optimize medical and surgical therapies. We discuss a case of ours and our experience in treating this common spinal pathology, along with a commentary on the article published by Kim et al. entitled 'Spontaneous regression(More)
BACKGROUND Nodular fasciitis is a benign mesenchymal tumor arising from fascia that typically presents as a rapidly growing, subcutaneous mass. Intraneural cases are very rare and can present with neurological symptoms, requiring surgical resection. CASE DESCRIPTION A 31-year-old woman presented to us with painful paresthesias in her elbow and progressive(More)
Choroid plexus masses represent approximately 0.3-0.8% of intracranial tumors. Herein we present, to our knowledge, the first reported patient with an isolated Hurthle cell papillary thyroid carcinoma metastasis to the choroid plexus of the lateral ventricle. Unresponsive to iodine ablation and refusing surgery, the patient underwent Gamma Knife(More)
Surgical education has been forced to evolve from the principles of its initial inception, in part due to external pressures brought about through changes in modern health care. Despite these pressures that can limit the surgical training experience, training programs are being held to higher standards of education to demonstrate and document trainee(More)
BACKGROUND Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (IoMRI) is used to improve the extent of resection of brain tumors. Most previous studies evaluating the utility of IoMRI have focused on enhancing tumors. OBJECTIVE To report our experience with the use of high-field IoMRI (1.5 T) for both enhancing and nonenhancing gliomas. METHODS An institutional(More)
THE CANADIAN JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES Occipital condyle fracture (OCF) is a rare injury that was first described by Bell in 1817. In fact, there have been only 96 more reported cases of occipital condyle fractures from 1817 to 1994 of which only 58 survived.1 Occipital condyle fractures can sometimes go unnoticed or under-diagnosed as they are not(More)
Lipid metabolism in marasmus has been poorly studied compared with that in kwashiorkor. Published studies show normal or high plasma triglycerides and low cholesterol concentrations. We studied some plasma lipid indexes, including total, HDL, and LDL cholesterol; triglycerides; apolipoproteins A-I, A-II, B, C-III, and E; and lipoprotein particles containing(More)
We present the case of a 55-year-old woman with diffuse adhesive arachnoiditis in the posterior fossa and cervicothoracic spine following posterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). She underwent aneurysm clipping with subsequent gradual neurologic decline associated with sensory disturbances, gait ataxia, and spastic(More)
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