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PURPOSE In our series of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV), we sought to establish the relationship between the preoperative prediction using the Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy Success Score (ETVSS) and the postsurgical success rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS This descriptive analytical study comprised 50 pediatric patients who underwent 58 ETV… (More)
Obstetric brachial plexus injuries (OBPP) are a relatively common stretch injury of the brachial plexus that occurs during delivery. Roughly 30 % of patients will not recover completely and will need a surgical repair. Two main treatment strategies have been used: primary surgery, consisting in exploring and reconstructing the affected portions of the… (More)
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BACKGROUND Idiopathic facial nerve palsy (Bell's palsy) is a very common condition that affects active population. Despite its generally benign course, a minority of patients can remain with permanent and severe sequelae, including facial palsy or dyskinesia. Hypoglossal to facial nerve anastomosis is rarely used to reinnervate the mimic muscle in these… (More)
BACKGROUND A wide range of results have appeared in the literature for intercostal nerve transfers in brachial plexus patients. Oriental countries generally have a lower body mass index (BMI) than their occidental counterparts. We analyzed published series of intercostal nerve transfers for elbow reinnervation to determine if a difference in outcomes exists… (More)