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To evaluate the morphological and neurological findings in sacral spine injuries, a retrospective study was conducted of all patients admitted to Erie County Medical Center over a 2-year period with the diagnosis of pelvic or sacral injury. Of these 253 patients, 44 were found to have sacral fractures and form the basis of this study. The type of fracture,(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE Holocord intradural lipoma extending from the cervical to the lumbar spine is an exceedingly rare condition. An extensive review of the literature revealed that only eight other cases have been reported, and none occurred during the contemporary magnetic resonance imaging era. CLINICAL PRESENTATION A case of holocord intradural(More)
Pediatric oligodendrogliomas are infrequently occurring brain tumors and frequently thought of as benign. The literature examining treatment and outcome in this select population is sparse. A retrospective analysis of pediatric oligodendrogliomas treated at MD Anderson Cancer Center between 1973 and 1992 was performed. Oligodendrogliomas were histologically(More)
The authors report the case of a 37-year-old man with bilateral posterior tibial artery aneurysms and concomitant collagen vascular disease. The patient initially presented with pain and swelling of the calves. The diagnosis was made by duplex scan and confirmed with arteriography. Diagnostic studies later verified the presence of a lupus-like syndrome. To(More)
OBJECT The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of cerebral saccular aneurysms in patients with persistent primitive trigeminal artery (PPTA). The prevalence of cerebral saccular aneurysms in patients with PPTA previously has been reported to be 14 to 32%, but this rate range is unreliable because it is based on collections of published case(More)
The goal of this study was to evaluate single-level anterior cervical discectomy and stabilization for bilateral facet fracture dislocations using bone graft and anterior titanium plates with unicortical screw fixation in the clinical setting. We conducted a retrospective review during a consecutive 6-year period of patients treated in a single institution(More)
Digital subtraction myelography is described for its utility in the detection of dural leaks associated with pseudomeningoceles. Although myelography, CT, and MR imaging have been described as effective means for diagnosing pseudomeningocele, this complicated entity can be difficult to diagnose.
Adrenal grafting for Parkinson's disease has led to modest functional improvement despite poor graft survival. One explanation is a neurotrophic response within the traumatized striatum. This study was undertaken to investigate the time course of the astrocytic response in vivo and in vitro, and the expression of ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) mRNA(More)
Split notochord syndrome includes a cleft of the vertebral column associated with malformation of the central nervous system. Fourteen cases involving the lumbosacral spine have been reported in the literature. We report on a female neonate who had intact function of her lower extremities, a posterior midline lumbar defect bounded by two complete spinal(More)
Development of delayed or recurrent intracranial hematomas requiring reexploration or a secondary craniotomy is well known. Patients with bilateral pathology requiring bilateral craniotomies as the initial emergency operative intervention, however, are uncommon. The lack of available literature and the large volume of head trauma seen at our institution(More)