Matthew J Murphy

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A review of CT scans of 7,081 patients demonstrated calcifications of the basal ganglia in 53. The calcifications were evident in the skull roentgenograms of only 4 patients out of 40 in whom both CT scans and plain roentgenograms were available, demonstrating the superior resolution of this new method. Seventy-five percent of the patients were older than(More)
The authors surveyed the Cervical Spine Research Society to compile a series of esophageal perforations following anterior cervical spine surgery. Twenty-two cases were assembled. Six occurred at the time of surgery, 6 in the postoperative period, and 10 weeks to months later. Eight surgeries were because of fracture. Hardware was implicated in 25% of cases(More)
Extensive wounds involving the spine (greater than three vertebral segments exposed) may threaten its indispensable roles of biomechanical support and vital neurologic function. Although there have been select reports of specific flap applications in this body region in the reconstructive surgical literature, there has been a paucity of comprehensive(More)
STUDY DESIGN A report of two cases of aneurysmal bone cysts of the spine occurring in a father and daughter. OBJECTIVE To present an unusual finding of familial incidence of aneurysmal bone cyst and review the literature. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Aneurysmal bone cysts are benign, expanding, locally aggressive lesions. Up to 20% of cases involve the(More)
Nonunion is a potential complication of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). There are reports that cite the prevalence of nonunion for two-level ACDF with various fusion techniques, but they do not recommend treatment alternatives. Pseudarthrosis after a two-level ACDF occurred in a 69-year-old man. Posterior cervical wiring and autograft(More)
Intracerebral hemorrhage occurred in a 20-year-old man following self-administration of ephedrine. Changes seen on cerebral angiography were typical of vasculitis, and immune complex deposition was found in a skin biopsy. This combination has not previously been reported with ephedrine abuse although it is well known with amphetamine abuse.
Our objective was to elucidate the relationship between cognitive decline and cerebral haemodynamics in patients with PLS. We examined 18 patients with PLS and contrasted both neuropsychological and cerebral perfusion findings with seven age- and education-matched non-PLS controls. PLS patients were stratified into two groups based on the number of abnormal(More)
Early diagnosis of cerebrovascular disease requires the accurate identification of brain regions with compromised cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP). Current clinical measures of CPP are invasive and lack regional information. Dynamic contrast-enhanced imaging provides a means of looking at regional cerebral hemodynamics. The purpose of this study was to(More)