Pedro Araujo Gómez

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 Most hemangiopericytomas (HPCs) are located in the musculoskeletal system and the skin, while the intracranial location is rare. They represent 2 to 4% in large series of meningeal tumours, thus accounting for less than 1% of all intracranial tumours. Many authors have argued about the true origin of this tumour. The current World Health Organization(More)
OBJECT Some authors have questioned the need to perform cerebral angiography in patients presenting with a benign clinical picture and a perimesencephalic pattern of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) on initial computerized tomography (CT) scans, because the low probability of finding an aneurysm does not justify exposing patients to the risks of angiography.(More)
Only 4 of the 30 previously reported cases of giant sacral schwannomas have been studied with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). We are reporting 6 more cases, 5 of which had MRI studies. There were 5 women and 1 man (average age 45 years) with long lasting symptoms consisting of lumbosacral and radicular pain accompanied by urinary disturbances and(More)
Mortality due to epidural hematoma is virtually restricted to patients who undergo surgery for that condition while in coma. The authors have analyzed the factors influencing the outcome of 64 patients who underwent epidural hematoma evacuation while in coma. These patients represented 41% of the 156 patients operated on for epidural hematoma at their(More)
The authors review the literature on subarachnoid haemorrhage of unknown aetiology (SAHUE) and analyze a personal series of 212 patients diagnosed as SAHUE. These patients represent 30% of all cases of primary SAH admitted over a 14.5 year period. The age, sex, antecedents and initial clinical presentation of patients with SAHUE were indistinguishable from(More)
 Background and Objective. Factors related to prognosis after subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) have been mainly extracted from surgical series, and only few authors have considered these factors in total management or population series. Though the level of consciousness is a major determinant of outcome after subarachnoid haemorrhage, there is not a(More)
The authors analysed the serial computerized tomography (CT) findings in a large series of severely head injured patients in order to assess the variability in gross intracranial pathology through the acute posttraumatic period and determine the most common patterns of CT change. A second aim was to compare the prognostic significance of the different CT(More)
The authors analysed the correlation between different clinical, radiological, and pathological variables and the presence and intensity of brain oedema associated to intracranial meningioma in 400 consecutive patients studied by computerized tomography (CT). The following factors did not show significant correlation with brain oedema development: the age(More)
¶ The authors analyzed the relationship between patient age and the final outcome in a series of 810 patients aged 14 years or older who were consecutively admitted between 1987 and 1996 after suffering a severe closed head injury.  The most relevant clinico-radiological variables were prospectively collected in a Data Bank. Stratified and logistic(More)
Background. Most scales used to assess prognosis after subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) are based on the level of consciousness of the patient. Based on information from a logistic regression model, Ogilvy et al. developed a new grading scheme (Massachussetts General Hospital (MGH) Scale) which applied a simple scoring method to each prognostic factor(More)