Mayur Jayarao

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of the transspinous approach compared with the conventional approach in single-level lumbar laminotomies with and without discectomies. METHODS Forty consecutive patients underwent single-level lumbar decompression with or without a discectomy. The first 20 patients underwent surgery by the conventional approach (11 with(More)
Arachnoid cysts are benign, intraarachnoid cysts filled with cerebrospinal fluid that are usually encountered in the middle cranial fossa. If present in the posterior fossa, they usually produce nonspecific signs and symptoms such as headaches, dizziness and vertigo. We report the rare presentation of a young girl with right-sided sensorineural hearing loss(More)
OBJECT Patients with symptomatic Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) frequently present with headaches, neck pain, difficulty swallowing, and balance disturbances. In children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), diagnosing CM-I can be a challenging task. Moreover, even if symptomatic, some patients do not undergo further evaluation or management, as their(More)
Fatalities in boxing are most often due to traumatic brain injury that occurs in the ring. In the past 30 years, significant improvements in ringside and medical equipment, safety, and regulations have resulted in a dramatic reduction in the fatality rate. Nonetheless, the rate of boxing-related head injuries, particularly concussions, remains unknown, due(More)
Stereotactic radiosurgery has undergone a remarkable evolution since its conception and the subsequent introduction of image-guided radiosurgery, primarily because of the concurrent advances in imaging and computer technology. However, recent improvements in real-time imaging, inverse planning techniques, and frameless alternatives have greatly enhanced the(More)
BACKGROUND This study sought to report on the utility and safety of the flexible-fiber CO2 laser in endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery. METHODS A retrospective chart review identified 16 patients who underwent laser-assisted transsphenoidal surgery. All tumor pathology types were considered. Results were assessed based on hormone status, tumor(More)
INTRODUCTION Penetrating traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), with the exception of gunshot wounds, are relatively rare occurrences and affect all ages. Clinical presentation varies depending on the mechanism of the injury. Prompt surgical treatment is often indicated and is influenced by patient clinical examination, anatomic trajectory, and the penetrating(More)
INTRODUCTION The well-described entity of Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma (SEGA) in the setting of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) is profound in current literature. It has been described in children as well as adults with or without identifiable clinical presentations of tuberous sclerosis. To our knowledge there has not been any report of a negative(More)
Ganglioglioma is a tumor occurring in children and young adults and characterized by a superficial cortical location and biphasic histologic differentiation encompassing neuronal and glial elements. Ganglioglioma may arise anywhere throughout the neuraxis, including the optic nerve, brain stem, pineal gland, cerebellum, cerebrum, and spinal cord; however,(More)
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