Mikael Orabi

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There is no effective medical treatment of malignant middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction. The purpose of this clinical trial was to assess the efficacy of early decompressive craniectomy in patients with malignant MCA infarction. METHODS We conducted in France a multicenter, randomized trial involving patients between 18 and 55(More)
Cervical laminoplasty has become a popular technique for the treatment of cervical myelopathy resulting from multilevel canal stenosis. The goal of this technique is to increase the spinal canal space and to reconstruct the posterior bony arch at the same time. The most common reason for laminoplasty failure is restenosis because of hinge closure. In the(More)
Energy metabolism measurements in spinal cord tumors, as well as in osseous spinal tumors/metastasis in vivo, are rarely performed only with molecular imaging (MI) by positron emission tomography (PET). This imaging modality developed from a small number of basic clinical science investigations followed by subsequent work that influenced and enhanced the(More)
INTRODUCTION Molecular imaging of the spine is a rarely used diagnostic method for which only a few case reports exist in the literature. Here, to the best of our knowledge we present the first case of a combination of molecular imaging by single photon emission computer tomography and positron emission tomography used in post-operative spinal diagnostic(More)
Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas are the most common type of spinal arteriovenous malformations. Treatment options consist of microsurgical exclusion and/or endovascular embolization. We retrospectively identified all patients who benefited from surgical treatment at our tertiary center between January 2001 and December 2008. Clinical and imaging data(More)
Anterior interbody fusion of the cervical spine (ACDF) with bone grafts or cages has become the gold standard for treating cervical disk disease. Several technical modifications have been developed, but currently no consensus exists regarding the optimal technique. In addition, there is also evidence that complications are frequently associated with this(More)
The authors report a case of spinal subdural hematoma in a 51-year-old man who experienced a sudden onset of back pain accompanied by vomiting and headache without paralysis or paraparesis. CT Scan, myelography and MRI revealed a subdural hematoma at the levels of 6th, 7th and 8th thoracic vertebrales. Laminectomy allowed the removal of an encapsulated cyst(More)
Lumbar radiculopathy is a common disorder with a prevalence of 2.2-8% [1]. Mechanical compression by a herniated lumbar disc or foraminal stenosis, along with an induced inflammatory response, is thought to underlie radicular pain [2]. Transforaminal epidural steroid injections (TFESI) are widely used for the management of lumbar radicular pain provoked by(More)