Karim Haddadian

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BACKGROUND Endoscopic third ventriculostomy has become the preferred treatment for obstructive hydrocephalus. The purpose of this paper is to present our experience with ventriculostomy at our center. METHODS Twenty-four patients underwent ventriculostomy for the treatment of obstructive hydrocephalus between May 2000 and May 2006. The follow-up period(More)
Pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) is the most common pediatric central nervous system glial neoplasm and the most common pediatric cerebellar tumor. The spontaneous regression that occurs after partial/subtotal resection is multifactorial, depending on multiple factors, as for the case of humoral and cell-mediated immune responses of the host to the implanted(More)
Aneurysms of the extracranial vertebral artery are rare because of the protection afforded by the bony canal, and the literature contains only a few limited reports on this subject. In the view of its rarity, we present the case of a 20-year-old soldier with a traumatic aneurysm of the vertebral artery at the C-2 level. Because of occlusion of the(More)
AIM CSM patients caused by osteophytic ridge or intervertebral disc herniation underwent anterior decompression and fusion were prospectively enrolled. The purpose was to elucidate the effects of decompression (anterior cervical discectomy and fusion) on myelopathic cord in milder cases, younger patients, and in short duration of the disease. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE Localization of superior sagittal sinus before craniotomy is very crucial to prevent the complications of surgery. The goal of this study was to verify the anatomical relationship between the sagittal suture and the superior sagittal sinus (SSS). METHODS Fifty adult cadavers were included in this descriptive analytic study. The length of(More)
One type of congenital intrasphenoidal meningoencephalocele is remnant of lateral craniopharyngeal (Sternberg's) canal. We present a case of a 23-year girl with 10-month history of right side CSF rhinorrhea. CT scan, MRI revealed congenital meningoencephalocele and CSF leak from middle fossa to right side of sphenoid sinus, and there were(More)
Angiosarcoma is a rare tumor of bone that uncommonly involves the skull. Primary neoplasms of the skull represent 2.6% of primary neoplasms of bone. We wish to report a case of angiosarcoma of he skull in an 18-year-old pregnant woman who presented with a rapidly growing left frontotemporal mass. Neuroimaging revealed a left frontotemporal(More)
Drug-resistant epilepsy seems like a different disease compared with easy to control epilepsy, and new strategies are needed to help these patients. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy is the most frequently used neurostimulation modality for patients with drug-resistant epilepsy who are not eligible for seizure surgery. In this study, we aimed to(More)