An aggressive surgical strategy was applied to cranial gunshot wound victims at Cook County Hospital in Chicago from 1983 to 1992. A series of 480 patients with an overall mortality rate of 34% is presented. A total of 150 patients underwent craniotomy with an operative mortality rate of 21%. Criteria for operation were Glasgow Coma Scale scores of 3… (More)
Paraganglioma arising in the thoracic extradural space is an uncommon tumor, with only four cases previously reported. The authors review the clinical and pathological features of thoracic paraganglioma and compare them to the more common paraganglioma of the cauda equina.
Even this information is only partial. To study fully the effects of treatment would require optimal care at all points from time of injury, including rapid prehospital resuscitation, rapid transport to an optimally equipped and staffed hospital, immediate evaluation and treatment of the initial injury and all complications, rapid and comprehensive… (More)
Two young males with a high degree of consanguinity presented with similar brainstem gliomas. As the patients were raised separately, their presentation with similar tumors suggests a genetic basis for the occurrence of these gliomas.
The role of genetic counselors in prenatal paternity testing has not been widely studied in the genetic counseling literature. In South Australia, the genetic counselors of the State’s public sector clinical genetics service are the primary contact point for women seeking information and testing, also coordinating the testing process. This has provided the… (More)
Increased frequency of reoperation in neurosurgery has made the microscopic examination of tissue from previously operated sites more common. Various synthetic materials are in common use in neurosurgery, and these can cause clinical complications as well as presenting a diagnostic dilemma for the pathologist. The microscopic appearance of synthetic… (More)