Kolluri V R Sastry

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OBJECT The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of various treatment options available for children with Dandy-Walker malformation (DWM) and to evaluate the role of endoscopic procedures in the treatment of this disorder. METHODS The authors conducted a retrospective review of 72 children who underwent surgical treatment for DWM during a 16-year(More)
BACKGROUND Posterior fossa EDH is an uncommon entity, accounting for only 4% to 12.9% of all EDHs It has a characteristic clinical presentation, which if detected can be life-saving. METHODS We sought to study the demographic features of patients with PFEDH and assess the clinical and radiologic predictors of the outcomes of as well as evaluate the(More)
OBJECT Pediatric cases of infratentorial subdural empyema (SDE) are both rare and associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. The goal of this study was to report patient characteristics, treatment, and outcome in an exclusively pediatric series of SDE cases. METHODS A series of 14 pediatric cases of infratentorial SDE was retrospectively(More)
An uncommon case of contralateral massive subdural collection developing acutely after a neuroendoscopic third ventriculostomy is presented. The patient developed a cardiorespiratory arrest in the recovery room where he could be successfully resuscitated. He made a complete recovery following aspiration of the subdural collection.
OBJECTIVE Several autopsy studies of head injury are available but pathology of brainstem and hypothalamic injuries are addressed in very few of them. We studied brains of 47 patients who succumbed to head injury, with special attention to topographical distribution of brainstem and hypothalamic injuries. MATERIAL AND METHODS Brains retrieved at autopsy(More)
Tumor-specific alterations at the RB1 gene locus in 30 human vestibular schwannomas including 10 NF2 and 20 sporadic cases were analysed. Southern blot analysis of DNA from these samples revealed loss of heterozygosity (LOH) at the RB1 locus in 6 of 24 informative cases (25%) compared to normal blood DNAs from the same patients. Northern blot analysis(More)
OBJECT Intracranial abscesses located deep in the cerebral parenchyma and in eloquent regions are often difficult to manage surgically. The authors have attempted to analyze the efficacy of stereotactic aspiration in the management of these abscesses. METHODS Cases involving 22 patients (including 9 children) with deep-seated and/or eloquent-region(More)
Five cases of spinal intramedullary tuberculomas (IMT) and one case of spinal intramedullary tuberculous abscess (ITA) are presented. Gd enhanced MRI revealed ring enhancing lesion with central hypodensity, suggesting granulomatous pathology. Surgical excision of the intramedullary lesions was carried out in four cases, while two patients received(More)
Epitheloid hemangiomas are benign vascular lesions composed of epitheloid endothelial-cell-lined channels. We report an unusual case of a purely extradural non-osseous spinal epitheloid hemangioma presenting with quadriparesis. A 5-year-old boy presented with neck pain and quadriparesis following a trivial fall. MRI revealed a mixed intensity extradural(More)
INTRODUCTION Colloid cysts of the 3rd ventricle are relatively rare intracranial tumours, more so in children. They are benign tumours with excellent prognosis if diagnosed and treated early. METHODS A retrospective analysis of 18 cases of colloid cysts in children below 18 years, operated in our institution between September 1998 and November 2003 (5(More)