Phong Dam Hieu

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BACKGROUND To assess the influence of the time interval between surgical resection and standard combined chemoradiotherapy on survival in newly diagnosed and homogeneously treated (surgical resection plus standard combined chemoradiotherapy) glioblastoma patients; while controlling confounding factors (extent of resection, carmustine wafer implantation,(More)
The authors report an uncommon case of panmedullary ependymoma (C2 to T12), totally removed in one stage with the use of ultrasonic cavitation and CO2 laser. The preoperative topographical diagnosis without M.R.I. was very difficult. CO2 laser in addition with ultrasonic cavitation allows the removal of the tumor without any prohibitive tractions on the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Spinal cord stimulation is a well-known treatment of rigorously selected failed-back surgery syndrome patients. Efficacy levels over 50% of pain relief have been reported in long-term studies. The objective of this multicenter prospective evaluation was to analyze the cost to benefit ratio of spinal cord stimulation treatment for(More)
2086 Background: The OMIT (Drugs and Emerging Therapeutics Observatory) is a French structure created in 2003 by the Regional Health Agencies of Western France (Bretagne and Pays de la Loire). This network gathers clinical data from 50 public and private institutions. Its medical staff (oncologists, surgeons, pharmacists, biologists, etc) has a global(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) has gained popularity for the treatment of degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. In this report, we present our experience with the ALIF procedure for treatment of failed back surgery syndrome following lumbar discectomy in a noncontrolled retrospective cohort. METHODS From 1st January to(More)
Congenital dermal sinuses result from abnormal neurulation, and are uncommon. A spinal intramedullary abscess secondary to an infected dermoid cyst is very rare, and the functional prognosis is usually quite poor. We report on a 16-month-old child with tetraplegia secondary to intramedullary abscesses because of a dermoid cyst infection associated with a(More)
We report the case of a 27 year-old male patient in whom acute intracranial hypertension led to the diagnosis of a pineal hemorrhagic cyst as demonstrated by CT-scan and MRI examinations. Treatment consisted in stereotactic needle-aspiration following insertion of a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt. Pathological examination confirmed a benign glial lesion. The(More)
In order to improve the surgical approach to tumors and aneurysms of the anterior or antero-lateral aspect of the foramen magnum, some authors have proposed a lateral extension of the posterior sub-occipital approach to the occipital condyle including in some cases its partial or complete resection. The evaluation of this close medio-condylar or(More)
A 74-year-old man had acute complete dysphagia due to esophageal compression cause by a degenerative osteophye on C4-C5. Functional improvement was immediate after surgical removal of the osteophyte via an anterior cervical approach. Reports in the literature show that vertebral hypertrophic spurs causing dysphagia result from bony degeneration or(More)
A review of the pertinent literature regarding glial cysts of the pineal region is presented. Various pathogenic factors have been advocated such as the physiological involution of the pineal gland, a sequestration of the embryonic cavum pineale or the degenerative evolution of glial inclusions within the pineal gland. The pathological description is(More)