Kristin Sjåvik

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OBJECTIVE To investigate predictors of complications after intracranial meningioma resection using a standardized reporting system for adverse events. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted in a Scandinavian population-based cohort of 979 adult operations for intracranial meningioma performed at 3 neurosurgical centers with population-based referral(More)
OBJECTIVES Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a serious complication after intracranial meningioma surgery. To what extent systemic prophylaxis with pharmacotherapy is beneficial with respect to VTE risk, or associated with increased risk of bleeding and postoperative hemorrhage, remains debated. The current study aimed to clarify the risk/benefit ratio of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate predictors of recurrence and moderate to severe complications after burr-hole surgery for chronic subdural hematoma (cSDH). METHODS A retrospective review was conducted in a Scandinavian single-center population-based cohort of 759 adult patients with cSDH operated with burr-hole surgery between January 1, 2005 and December 31,(More)
Soft-tissue coverage over the neural repair of a large myelomeningocele was obtained using an autologous amnion graft and a sensate perforator flap. This new technique provides a watertight closure and tension-free, stable, soft-tissue coverage. Protective sensibility in the reconstructed area and minimal donor-site morbidity are additional advantages.
OBJECTIVE Surgery for chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is one of the most common neurosurgical procedures. The benefit of postoperative passive subdural drainage compared with no drains has been established, but other drainage techniques are common, and their effectiveness compared with passive subdural drains remains unknown. METHODS In Scandinavian(More)
OBJECTIVE Chronic subdural hematoma (cSDH) is a prevalent condition often seen in the elderly, with surgery being the treatment of choice when symptomatic. So far, few have explored the surgical outcomes in patients 90 years or older. The aim of this study was to investigate outcome after cSDH surgery in nonagenarians (≥90 y/o group) compared to younger(More)
Background Infiltrating low-grade gliomas (LGG; WHO grade 2) typically present with seizures in young adults. LGGs grow continuously and usually transform to higher grade of malignancy, eventually causing progressive disability and premature death. The effect of up-front surgery has been controversial and the impact of molecular biology on the effect of(More)
To establish the risk of recurrence in patients with chronic subdural hematoma (cSDH) on antithrombotic treatment (AT, i.e., antiplatelets and anticoagulants). Secondary end points were perioperative morbidity and mortality between groups (AT vs. no-AT group) and exploration if timing of resumption of AT treatment (i.e., prophylactic early vs. late(More)
BACKGROUND Posterior fossa decompression is carried out to improve passage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in patients with symptomatic Chiari 1 malformations (CM1), but the extent and means of decompression remains controversial. Dural opening with subsequent duraplasty may contribute to clinical outcome, but may also increase complication risk. The aim of(More)
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