Matthew J N Crocker

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OBJECTIVES To report a new case of cavernous hemangioma of the optic chiasm and to review all previously published cases with regard to presentation, surgical treatment, and outcomes. DESIGN Case report and literature review. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Cases identified though PubMed and published literature. Presentation states of patients in terms of visual(More)
Disorders of sodium and water balance are common in critically ill adult neurologic patients. Normal aspects of sodium and water regulation are reviewed. The etiology of possible causes of sodium disturbance is discussed in both the general inpatient and the neurologic populations. Areas of importance are highlighted with regard to the differential(More)
INTRODUCTION The timing of surgery in cauda equina syndrome due to prolapsed intervertebral disc remains controversial. Assessment of these patients requires magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which is of limited availability outside normal working hours in the UK. PATIENTS AND METHODS We reviewed radiological results in all patients undergoing emergency(More)
Angiogenesis plays a key role in glioblastoma biology and antiangiogenic agents are under clinical investigation with promising results. However, the angiogenic profiles of patients with glioblastoma and their clinical significance are not well understood. Here we characterize the serum angiogenic profile of patients with glioblastoma, and examine the(More)
We present a 50-year-old patient who had undergone stereotactic radiosurgery for a cerebellar vermian arteriovenous malformation. On routine surveillance MR imaging a lesion suggestive of a meningioma was demonstrated and removed. Histologically it was found to be intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (Masson's tumour). The characteristic(More)
We report two new cases of chordoid glioma of the third ventricle and review all previously published cases of this rare tumor with regard to presentation, optimum management, and outcome. Two new cases are reported with the radiological and histopathologic findings. We searched and cross-referenced PubMed and published reports of this tumor to retrieve an(More)
Chondromyxoid fibroma (CMF) is a rare bone tumor representing less than 1% of total bone neoplasms. It is a slow-growing, locally destructive tumor that usually affects the metaphyseal region of long bones. The occurrence of this tumor in the skull base or cervical spine is exceptionally rare. We present the first case of CMF originating in the clivus and(More)
OBJECT In this paper the authors' goal was to report on and examine (in the context of a large hospital with good endovascular intervention provisions) the activities of a neurosurgeon with a dedicated vascular interest in the era after the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial in the United Kingdom. They also aimed to establish therapeutic trends and(More)