OBJECTIVES To define the role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and intraoperative electrophysiological recording in targeting the subthalamic nucleus (STN) in Parkinson's disease and to determine accuracy of electrode placement. PATIENTS AND METHODS We implanted 54 electrodes into the STN in 27 patients. Target planning was done by coordinate… (More)
We present a case of multiple malignant melanoma metastases in the brain who is leading a normal life 16 years after the brain secondaries were managed by surgical resection, stereotactic radiation and chemotherapy. The primary lesion in the left upper arm was excised 4 years prior to the brain metastases. His most recent MRI shows him to be disease free.… (More)
A 43 year male patient presented with neck pain, upper limb paraesthesia and right foot weakness. A MRI scan revealed a bone cyst involving C4 spinous process, lamina, pedicles and the posterior part of the vertebral body causing focal spinal stenosis. A C4 laminectomy and C3-C5 lateral mass screw fixation was done. Intra-operatively the cyst was found to… (More)
Intradural disc herniation is a well-recognized entity in the lumbar region, where over 90% of all intradural herniations are seen.1 By contrast, fewer than 5% occur in either the cervical or thoracic regions.1 We describe a case of a sudden onset neurological deficit caused by an intradural thoracic disc herniation at the T11-T12 level, the intradural… (More)
A case of intramedullary spinal metastasis presenting 14 months after excision of the primary anaplastic cerebral oligodendroglioma is presented. To the best of our knowledge, less than 10 cases of spinal metastasis have been reported in the world literature.