Muriel C. Voisin

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In this retrospective study twelve histologically confirmed cases of spinal chordoma have been reviewed. Plain radiographs were performed in all cases, and CT scans in 11 patients. Four patients had post-myelography CT. Five patients were explored by MRI, and two had a post-DOTA-gadolinium MR study. Ten patients underwent spinal arteriography. Cervical(More)
Thermal elevations experienced by bone during orthopaedic procedures, such as cutting and drilling, exothermal reactions from bone cement, and thermal therapies such as tumor ablation, can result in thermal damage leading to death of native bone cells (osteocytes, osteoblasts, osteoclasts and mesenchymal stem cells). Osteocytes are believed to be the(More)
Loss of p53, a transcription factor activated by cellular stress, is a frequent event in cancer. The role of p53 in tumour suppression is largely attributed to cell fate decisions. Here, we provide evidence supporting a novel role for p53 in the regulation of DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair pathway choice. 53BP1, another tumour suppressor, was(More)
Primary cilia are potent mechanical and chemical sensory organelles in cells of bone lineage in tissue culture. Cell culture experiments suggest that primary cilia sense fluid flow and this stimulus is translated through biochemical signaling into an osteogenic response in bone cells. Moreover, in vivo, primary cilia knockout in bone cells attenuates bone(More)
Twelve patients underwent biopsy of cervical vertebral bodies under CT guidance. An accurate diagnosis was obtained in 11. No complications were observed, except for a transitory recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy. Technical problems of the cervical spine biopsy are discussed and the utility of bone biopsy with a coaxial trephine system is emphasized.
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