Manuel Pedrosa-Sánchez

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AIMS To obtain an up to date review of the different possible surgical approaches in the management of certain psychiatric disorders that are refractory to conservative treatment (pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy). METHOD In order to conduct this research we reviewed the work published by centres with the most experience in this(More)
INTRODUCTION Generalised dystonia is an entity that does not usually respond well to medical treatment. Different surgical targets have therefore been used in the treatment of dystonia, including several thalamic nuclei or the internal globus pallidus. The subthalamic nucleus plays a fundamental role in the physiology of the basal ganglia. It could(More)
INTRODUCTION. Surgery of arteriovenous malformations of eloquent areas has a significant risk of causing severe neurological deficits. CASE REPORT. A 39 years old woman having a headache, showed an arteriovenous malformation in right rolandic region. During resection, performed under general anesthesia, a neurophysiological mapping and subsequently(More)
INTRODUCTION Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease that is occasionally transmitted to human beings from infected animal reservoirs. It is an important condition in endemic areas. One infrequent complication of systemic brucellosis is the infection of the central or the peripheral nervous systems. CASE REPORT A 54-year-old male who was being studied prior to(More)
INTRODUCTION The use of unilateral subthalamic stimulation (USTS) in the treatment of advanced Parkinson's disease can be effective and offer a series of advantages on comparing this technique with bilateral subthalamic stimulation (BSTS). PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied 35 consecutive patients: 22 with BSTS and 13 with USTS (six left and seven right).(More)
INTRODUCTION Intracranial haemangioma is a benign vascular tumor which seldom affects the cavernous sinus region, being it frequently misdiagnosed as a meningioma. CASE REPORT A 60-year-old woman presented with a subacute-onset third cranial nerve palsy. A giant extraaxial mass located in the middle cranial fossa which extended into the selar and(More)
INTRODUCTION Akinetic mutism is considered as an alteration of the motivational state of the person, which the patient is unable to initiate verbal or motor responses voluntary, even with preserved sensorimotor and surveillance functions. CASE REPORT A 43 year-old male involved in a cerebellum arteriovenous fistula complicated with hydrocephalus, who(More)
INTRODUCTION Hemangioblastomas are very highly vascularised benign tumours that can present either sporadically or in association with von Hippel-Lindau syndrome in 20% of cases. Only 5-20% of hemangioblastomas are located in the brainstem, and those that occur at the junction of the medulla and upper spinal cord are the ones that are less commonly(More)
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