Kenan I. Arnautovic

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OBJECT Ventral foramen magnum meningiomas (VFMMs) are rare lesions that account for more than 3% of all meningiomas. These are among the most challenging of all meningiomas to treat. The authors comprehensively analyzed multiple features in a series of VFMMs. METHODS A retrospective study was performed of 18 patients who harbored a meningioma in the(More)
The authors studied the microsurgical anatomy of the suboccipital region, concentrating on the third segment (V3) of the vertebral artery (VA), which extends from the transverse foramen of the axis to the dural penetration of the VA, paying particular attention to its loops, branches, supporting fibrous rings, adjacent nerves, and surrounding venous(More)
With the exception of patients with neurofibromatosis type II, pediatric extraparenchymal cerebellopontine angle (CPA) tumors of any sort are extremely rare. Most gliomas encountered in the CPA in either children or adults involve the CPA as exophytic extensions of primary brain stem and/or cerebellar tumors. We encountered an unusual case of a giant CPA(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE Debate continues regarding the pathogenesis of dural arteriovenous malformations (dAVMs). The prevailing theory is that dAVMs are acquired lesions that occur after thrombosis of the dural venous sinus. CLINICAL PRESENTATION We report unique cases of two patients having different tumors (one meningioma and one glomus jugulare(More)
OBJECT Chordomas have a high propensity for local recurrence and progression, as well as for systemic and cerebrospinal fluid metastasis. The authors identified and analyzed a series of patients with chordomas, focusing on an underrecognized entity--surgical seeding. METHODS In a retrospective analysis of 82 patients with chordomas treated over a 10-year(More)
OBJECT The authors present a series of 16 patients who underwent inside-outside occipital and posterior cervical spine stabilization. METHODS In this technique, the screw was placed from the inside of the occiput to the outside. An articular (lateral) mass plate was contoured to the shape of the occipital bone and the cervical spine and affixed to the(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of giant and large paraclinoid aneurysms remains challenging. To improve exposure, facilitate the dissection of aneurysms, assure vascular control, reduce brain retraction and temporary occlusion time, enable simultaneous treatment of associated lesions, and achieve more successful treatment of "difficult" (atherosclerotic and(More)
Intraneural perineurioma is a true but rare neoplasm that originates from perineurial cells and mainly affects peripheral nerves. It must be distinguished from other hypertrophic neuropathies that are either inflammatory or demonstrate an onion-bulb formation that originates from Schwann cells. Complying with this strict definition, only three additional(More)
OBJECT In this paper the authors describe an association between increased body mass index (BMI) and Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) in adults, as well as its relationship to the development of syringomyelia. METHODS In the period between January 2004 and December 2011, the senior author reviewed the data for all CM-I patients with or without(More)