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A case of cystic degeneration of the transverse ligament located posteriorly to the dens and causing compression to the lower medulla and upper cervical spinal cord is reported. The clinical, pathological, and radiological findings are described and compared to the literature to characterize this syndrome more fully. The advantages of a posterolateral(More)
Nociception can produce segmental spinal sensitization or descending supraspinal antinociception. We assessed both types of sensory change after surgery during isoflurane-nitrous oxide anaesthesia with or without fentanyl before nociception. Patients undergoing back surgery received fentanyl 3 micrograms kg-1 (n = 15) or placebo (n = 15) before anaesthesia(More)
A retrospective study of 75 patients operated for pituitary prolactin-secreting adenomas between 1972 and 1992 is presented. 57 were women, 18 males. The major symptom was amenorrhea for women and impotence for men. Prolactinemia is correlated to the size of adenoma and thus permits a prediction of surgical results. Most of the patients with a prolactinemia(More)
Among several brain radiopharmaceuticals for SPECT imaging, 99mTc complexes of HMPAO and ECD are the most widely used. They are considered to be equal in their capacity to reflect regional cerebral blood flow; but discrepancies between HMPAO and ECD brain uptake have been reported in stroke patients. This paper reports our observations regarding(More)
Standard upper-limb motor function impairment assessments, such as the Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA), are a critical aspect of rehabilitation after neurological disorders. These assessments typically take a long time (about 30 min for the FMA) for a clinician to perform on a patient, which is a severe burden in a clinical environment. In this paper, we(More)
Evaluation of post-stroke hemiplegic patients is an important aspect of rehabilitation, especially for assessing improvement of a patient's condition from a treatment. It is also commonly used to evaluate stroke patients during theraputic clinical trials [1]. The Fugl-Meyer Assessment is one of the most widely recognized and utilized measures of body(More)
Sacral fracture is a difficult diagnosis due to the lack of specific signs and the inaccuracy of conventional radiology. This kind of fracture affects either polytraumatised or aged patients, in whom the fracture can be diagnosed. However these fracture have to be recognized because of their potentially adverse consequences, particularly on neurological(More)
Surgical treatment of lumbar spine degenerative trouble was until recently limited to destructive techniques like discectomies for disk prolapse, laminectomies for narrow canal and the different way of lumbar fusion for more advanced degenerative troubles or unstable spine. Design of new materials and surgical techniques give spine surgeon an alternative to(More)
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