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A surgical series of 346 children with nontumoral hydrocephalus shunted in the period January 1957 to December 1973 is presented. The etiological factors, preoperative clinical and anatomical status of the patients, their surgical career, the reasons for revision operations and causes of death, are analyzed and discussed in relation to each of the four(More)
Miller Fisher Syndrome (MFS), which is characterized by ophthalmoplegia, ataxia and tendon areflexia, is generally considered as a clinical variant of Guillain-Barré Syndrome. However some features of the disease are still debated, particularly regarding possible central nervous system involvement. After presenting two new cases of MFS, the authors provide(More)
Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulae are the most common type of spinal vascular malformations (AVMs). They have been classified into four types: dural AVM (type I), glomus AVM (type II), juvenile AVM (type III), and intradural direct arteriovenous fistula (type IV). Intradural AVMs manifest as subarachnoid or intramedullary hemorrhages, whereas dural AVM(More)
A surgical series of 144 infantile triventricular hydrocephalus (from nontumoral aqueductal stenosis) operated on in the period 1957-1982 is presented. The etiological factors, preoperative clinical and anatomical status of the patients are summarized. Their surgical career, the reasons, for revision operations and causes of death are analyzed in relation(More)
A patient with right temporal radionecrosis was submitted to temporal lobectomy for acute intracranial hypertension developed two years after radiotherapy for a GH-secreting pituitary adenoma. Eight months later, a partial left temporal lobectomy was performed because of further radionecrosis. In both instances the cerebral radionecrosis had the clinical(More)