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The endoscopic approach has gained an increased popularity in recent years for the biopsy and, in selected cases, the removal of tumors of the posterior third ventricle and pineal region. The authors report their experience on a series of 20 patients discussing also the technical limitations and complication avoidance. This is a prospective study of 20(More)
INTRODUCTION Cranioplasty after decompressive craniectomy in patients suffering from severe head injury often leads to a functional improvement although, to date, the pathophysiology of this phenomenon remains unclear. A few hypotheses have been proposed. The impact of cranioplasty on cerebral perfusion could be one explanation. We have evaluated the impact(More)
BACKGROUND Classic three-dimensional schemas of the internal carotid artery (ICA) for transcranial approaches do not necessarily apply to two-dimensional endoscopic views. Modifying an existing ICA segment classification, we define endoscopic orientation for the lacerum (C3) to clinoid (C5) segments through an endonasal approach. METHODS In 20 cadaveric(More)
BACKGROUND After completing a craniotomy, it is important to replace the removed bone flap in its natural position in order to guarantee brain protection as well as improve cosmesis. A skull defect can expose the brain to accidental damage, and in cases of larger defects it may also cause the patients psychosocial problems. The ideal fixation device should(More)
Different management options are available for the treatment of colloid cysts. Goals of those procedures are to achieve a complete resection avoiding potential long-term recurrence along with CSF pathways restoration with minimal morbidity and mortality. The two main surgical options are endoscopic resection or direct removal by either transfrontal or(More)
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