Ph Mercier

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The authors report the case of a 14-month-old baby boy with an epidermoid cyst located entirely within the pons and medulla, without an exophytic component. The lesion was examined by computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. The child was operated upon three times after two recurrences of the lesion. A suboccipital, subtonsillar approach was used(More)
A case of a 3-cm acoustic neurinoma totally excised with preservation of the facial and cochlear nerves is reported. Hearing was not impaired by the operation, but dramatically improved within 2 months. The literature on operations of acoustic tumors with preservation of hearing is reviewed. In patients with some hearing ability, the operation should be(More)
Controlled drug release in the central nervous system through an implantable polymeric vector has been developed in recent years. For this purpose, different polymeric devices composed primarily of synthetic biocompatible and biodegradable polymers have been investigated. The first polymeric devices developed were macroscopic implants (monolithic devices),(More)
A young man developed intracranial hypertension immediately after myelography with non-ionic water-soluble contrast medium (iopamidol). Cerebral angiography showed extensive cerebral venous thrombosis. The common causes of thrombophlebitis were excluded. A relationship to the contrast medium was strongly suspected, since a similar case has been reported.(More)
The present paper reports a case of intracranial hypertension secondary to thrombophlebitis of the two transverse sinuses and internal jugular veins in which microsurgical revascularization was attempted. This was carried out by means of a bypass graft inserted between the right transverse sinus and the superficial jugular vein. As early as the first(More)
BACKGROUND The present study describes the use of a limited subtemporal extradural anterior petrosectomy with preoperative embolization of the inferior petrosal sinus for the management of tumors located behind the clivus and ventral to the brainstem. Details of the procedure and its application in five cases are presented. METHODS This procedure consists(More)
SUMMARY Resection of skull base tumors is a real challenge in the field of neurosurgery. Anterior petrosectomy gives one of the best approaches to reach the clivus and the pons while avoiding cerebral retractions which are responsable for postoperative complications. Using a subtemporal extradural or an infratemporal preauricular route, the anterolateral(More)
Radical excision of skull base tumors is a real challenge for neurosurgeons. The need to preserve the nerves and the vessels in the area lead us to use lateral approaches, if the lesion lies lateral to the cavernous portion of the carotid artery and behind the petrous apex. Lateral approaches are classified into two groups: ventrolateral approaches (in(More)
Intramedullary abscesses of the spinal cord are uncommon. Most of them occur in association with heart, pulmonary or urogenital infections. We report two cases of intramedullary spinal cord abscesses secondary to congenital dermal sinus. Only 14 cases of such an association have previously been reported. In our cases, dermal sinus was associated with an(More)