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The effects of percutaneous retrogasserian glycerol rhizolysis were observed in a population of 58 cases of classical trigeminal neuralgia. The follow-up period ranged from 7 to 52 months postoperatively. It was noted that 84% of the patients had immediate relief of pain. The overall recurrence rate was 29%. Based on Kaplan-Meier survival curves, the(More)
Two processes account for most instances of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow: compression in the retroepicondylar groove, and compression by the humeroulnar aponeurotic arcade joining the two heads of the flexor carpi ulnaris. While conventional electrodiagnostic criteria may localize an ulnar neuropathy to the elbow, separating retroepicondylar compression(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging was performed in 13 patients with trigeminal neuralgia and 18 control patients with facial pain of other types. Among trigeminal neuralgia patients, eight (62%) had vessels seen abutting, or immediately adjacent to, the trigeminal nerve on the side of their symptoms. Only three control patients (17%) had such vessels. The(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to evaluate the effects of a novel anti-plaque formulation on oral biofilm removal. Specific aim was to elucidate the role of 2 potentially complementary mechanisms on dental biofilm removal using EPIEN Dental Debriding Solution (EDDS) like desiccating action leading to denaturation and destabilization of plaque and(More)
The diagnosis of central nervous system sarcoidosis is uncertain without typical multisystem involvement. We describe two patients with isolated central nervous system mass lesions whose biopsy results were consistent with sarcoidosis. After a progressive clinical course, they were found to have diencephalic germinomas. Germ cell tumors, in particular,(More)
CT-guided stereotactic biopsy of lower brain stem lesions in 7 consecutive cases is discussed. A frontal transincisural approach was used. Five patients had astrocytomas histologically. The single patient who had undergone empirical radiation therapy prior to tissue diagnosis revealed only necrosis. One patient was found to have pathology suggestive of(More)
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