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Background: Laparoscopic treatment of acutely incarcerated inguinal hernia is uncommon and still controversial. Those being performed almost all use the transabdominal (TAPP) approach. The authors here present their experience with totally extraperitoneal (TEP) repair of acutely incarcerated hernia. Methods: A retrospective review was undertaken to evaluate(More)
Cerebellar mutism was first described by Rekate et al. in 1985 as a transient condition which occurs after posterior fossa operations in children. Posterior fossa syndrome (PFS) and cerebellar mutism are often used interchangeably in the literature. In our experience, we found cerebellar mutism to be a reversible component of a persistent neurologic(More)
The pressure-volume index (PVI) technique was used to measure neural axis compliance, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) formation (If), and CSF absorption (Ro) in 23 children and 7 adults, all free from intracranial masses, who were undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Using bolus manipulation of CSF, If was 0.36 +/- 0.08 ml/min and Ro was 2.8 +/- 0.8(More)
Microgravimetric technique was used to measure the water content of tumors and adjacent brain. Multiple 1-cu mm samples were obtained from 17 patients with neurosurgical lesions. The site of each sample was located on the appropriate computerized tomography (CT) slice, and the water content correlated with the CT attenuation coefficient. The water content(More)
The pressure-volume index (PVI) technique of assessing neural axis pressure-volume relationships was used as an adjunct to managing 22 children with severe head injuries and a Glasgow Coma Scale score of 8 or less. Ventricular cannulation was used to continuously monitor intracranial pressure (ICP). Actual PVI was measured by bolus injection of fluid and(More)
There are only scant published reports of totally extraperitoneal (TEP) repair of recurrence after a primary TEP procedure. Furthermore, at least two authors have made the statement that such an operation is virtually impossible. We have been performing TEP repair of recurrence after TEP since we 1996, and here we present a retrospective review of our(More)
The authors review 60 children who presented with craniopharyngiomas. Patients were treated by either 1) cyst aspiration followed by deep x-ray therapy (DXT), 2) radical excision, 3) incomplete tumor excision, or 4) incomplete excision followed by DTX. Symptomatic clinical recurrence signified failure of treatment. Of the patients treated by cyst aspiration(More)
The pressure-volume index (PVI) technique of bolus manipulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) was used to measure changes of neural axis volume buffering-capacity and CSF dynamics produced by different conditions of the skull and dura. Twenty-eight cats were studied in the intact state, after bilateral craniectomy, and with the dura opened. At each stage of(More)