Manuel Dujovny

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A clear and thorough understanding of the neuroanatomical structures of the subarachnoid cisterns is important because they provide natural pathways to intracranial arteries, veins, and nerves during microvascular procedures without disturbing surrounding important brain structures. Using a surgical microscope, we examined the microsurgical anatomy of the(More)
Endoscopic third ventriculostomy has become an increasingly popular procedure. This is mainly due to the improvement of the endoscopes. The progress in imaging techniques and Phase-Contrast Cine MRI in particular offers a reliable method of pre-and post-operative assessment of the patients. Two endoscopes, NeuroPEN and Channel Neuroendoscope (Medtronic PS(More)
The recurrent arteries of Heubner were studied in 30 unfixed human brains (60 hemispheres) obtained from routine autopsies of individuals with a mean age of 34 years. The arteries were injected with tinted polyester resin via cannulation of the internal carotid arteries, and dissected under microscopic magnification. The recurrent artery of Heubner was(More)
Cranioplasty is among the oldest surgical procedures. Trauma, infections, tumors and compression caused by brain edema are some of the reasons for the removal of bone. The indications for cranioplasty after resolution of the primary process that led to the bone defect were never well defined, and many were the "cosmetic" indications for cranioplasty.(More)
Survival data of 114 patients treated for malignant brain tumors with 125I interstitial radiation therapy at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich. (1986-1990), are presented. The first 64 patients were treated with temporary 125I implants with a total prescribed dose of 60 Gy at a dose rate of 40 cGy/h. In order to reduce the risk of injury to the surrounding(More)
Near infrared transmission spectroscopy of the human cerebrum may allow noninvasive evaluation of cerebral hemoglobin saturation in humans. The emerging spectroscopy configuration for this application is a side-by-side source-receiver construct. The ability of this spectroscopy paradigm to detect changes in intracerebral attenuation by selective injection(More)
In the last few years, there has been a resurgence of interest in endoscopic third ventriculostomy as a treatment for obstructive hydrocephalus. Although various techniques have been used to perform this procedure, not enough emphasis has been placed on the microanatomical details of the third ventricle and surrounding cisterns in relation to this(More)
In order to study the microanatomy of the lateral sellar compartment (cavernous sinus) medial wall, serial histological sections of human fetuses and adults, as well as dissections under operative microscope, were performed. The results were compared to high resolution Magnetic Resonance Images in human, to microdissections and to serial histological(More)
Fifty unfixed cerebral hemispheres were injected with polyester resin and dissected under the operating microscope to show the anatomy of the posterior communicating artery (PCoA). There was a single PCoA in every hemisphere. Eleven (22%) were of fetal origin, and 17 (34%) were hypoplastic. Infundibular dilatations were found in 5 (10%) of the arteries. The(More)
Ten unfixed human brains were examined under an operating microscope to evaluate the feasibility of reimplanting the parasagittal veins into the superior sagittal sinus. On average, there were 6.5 veins draining the surface of each hemisphere in the anterior frontal region, 3 veins draining each posterior frontal region, 4 veins draining each parietal(More)