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SURGICAL SITE INFECTIONS AFTER ELECTIVE NEUROSURGERY: A SURVEY OF 1747 PATIENTS
OBJECTIVETo evaluate the incidence and risk factors of postsurgical site infections (SSIs) in elective neurosurgical procedures in patients treated with an ultrashort antibiotic protocol. METHODSInExpand
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Cranial ultrasound is a reliable first step imaging in children with suspected craniosynostosis
PurposeSkull radiography (SR) and Computed Tomography (CT) are still proposed as the first-line imaging choice for the diagnosis of craniosynostosis (CS) in children with abnormal head shape, butExpand
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Diagnosis of ventriculo-peritoneal shunt malfunction: a practical algorithm.
OBJECTIVE This study aims to present a practical method to accurately diagnose ventriculo-peritoneal shunt (VPS) malfunction and to detect the exact level at which the system has failed in order toExpand
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Salvage treatment for childhood ependymoma after surgery only: Pitfalls of omitting "at once" adjuvant treatment.
PURPOSE To discuss the results obtained by giving adjuvant treatment for childhood ependymoma (EPD) at relapse after complete surgery only. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 1993 and 2002, 63 childrenExpand
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From macroprolactinoma to concomitant ACTH-PRL hypersecretion with Cushing’s disease
Multiple pituitary hormone hypersecretions have been already described, but the combination of PRL and ACTH excess is rare. This report deals with a 42-yr-old woman affected by macroprolactinoma (PRLExpand
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Treatment for Chiari 1 malformation (CIM): analysis of a pediatric surgical series
Children may present a peculiar picture of CIM, as syncopes and acute paraparesis. In a series of 99 children operated for CIM at FINCB there were no major surgical morbidity nor mortality. TheExpand
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Neuroradiological diagnosis of Chiari malformations
Chiari malformations 1, 2, 3 represent different degrees of herniation of posterior fossa content into the cervical canal (Chiari 1 and 2), or through an upper-cervical meningocele (Chiari 3),Expand
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Tethered cord: natural history, surgical outcome and risk for Chiari malformation 1 (CM1)
The surgical results of this series of occult spina bifida seem better than the natural history registered in the long pre-operative period in terms of neurological deterioration. The majorExpand
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Occult spinal dysraphism: lessons learned by retrospective analysis of 149 surgical cases about natural history, surgical indications, urodynamic testing, and intraoperative neurophysiological
PurposeProphylactic surgery is indicated for lipoma of the filum, while it is still debated for the conus lipomas and more complex tethering malformations of the cord.MethodsWe retrospectivelyExpand
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Chiari I malformation in a child with PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome: Association or coincidence?
PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome (PHTS) refers to a group of clinical conditions caused by germline mutations in the PTEN tumor suppressor gene. Increasing evidence has documented that PHTS may beExpand
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