Martin Trummer

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 The aim of this clinical study was to determine the tumour control rate, clinical outcome and complication rate following gamma knife treatment for glomus jugulare tumours. Between May 1992 and May 1998, 13 patients with glomus tumours underwent stereotactic radiosurgical treatment in our department. The age of these patients ranged from 21 to 80 years.(More)
BACKGROUND Glomus jugular tumours are usually managed by microsurgical resection and/or radiotherapy with considerable risk for treatment-related morbidity. The role of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery (GKRS) in the management of these lesions remains to be defined. METHOD Between May 1992 and November 2000, 19 patients with glomus tumours underwent GKRS at our(More)
INTRODUCTION Microsurgical excision with preservation of juxtaposed neurovascular structures is considered the treatment of choice for skull base meningiomas, but there exists a great controversy regarding surgical resectability, potential risk for subsequent postoperative Cranial Nerve Deficit (CND) and the role of adjuvant or adjunctive treatment options.(More)
The purpose of the study was to determine the frequency of associated MR imaging findings in patients with symptomatic lumbar intraspinal synovial cysts, and to correlate MR with surgical findings. MR imaging studies of 18 patients with surgically and histopathologically proven lumbar intraspinal synovial cysts were retrospectively analyzed and correlated(More)
 Background: The prevailing percutaneous treatment options for herniated non-contained lumbar discs have not reliably achieved the same good results as the conventional microsurgical techniques. In this study we evaluated clinical outcome and complication rate following endoscopic percutaneous transforaminal treatment of extruded or sequestrated herniated(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE We performed a prospective cohort study with standardized postoperative lumbar imaging every 3 months for a year then annually to assess the incidence and factors associated with same-level recurrent disc herniation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The true incidence of same-level recurrent disc herniation(More)
Intraventricular mass lesions account for 2±4% of all primary brain tumours in children and less than 2% of those in adults, respectively [2, 3, 5]; Surgery is associated with considerable morbidity and a still high mortality due to postoperative haemorrhage and uncontrollable brain oedema [5]. Among tumours of the lateral ventricle choroid plexus(More)
OBJECTIVE Synovial cysts of the vertebral facet joints are a source of nerve root compression. Different surgical procedures are in use, but no consensus has been formed so far as to which method should be used in synovial cysts. To clarify the role of surgical management, the efficacy of operative procedures and factors influencing the outcome in our own(More)
A cystic lesion adjacent to the dens with compression of the lower portion of the medulla oblongata was found on MRI in a 75-year-old male patient with a 2-month history of occipital pain and gait disturbance. Clinically, the patient showed mild tetraparesis, signs of spinal ataxia and symmetrical hyperreflexia. Following subtotal removal of the cyst via(More)
We reviewed the medium-term results of endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms and compared patient selection and results with those of open surgery. Between January 1992 and December 1995, a total of 248 consecutive patients were treated for 297 aneurysms (61 unruptured and 236 ruptured). 162 aneurysms in 142 patients (mean age, 48.5 years) were(More)