Pravin Shashikant Salunke

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BACKGROUND The microanatomy features of cerebral arteries may be variable and may be different in different ethnic groups. AIM To study the anterior cerebral artery (ACA) anatomy in North-West Indian cadavers. MATERIALS AND METHODS Microanatomy features of the ACA were studied in 15 formalin fixed human cadaveric brains under microscope. The outer(More)
OBJECT Clinicoradiological differences and outcome following surgery in pediatric patients (< or = 16 years of age) with congenital irreducible atlantoaxial dislocation (IAAD) and reducible atlantoaxial dislocation (RAAD) were analyzed. METHODS Ninety-six patients (57 with IAAD and 39 with RAAD) were categorized as follows: Grade I, no deficits except(More)
'Mirror-like' or 'twin' aneurysms, which are located bilaterally on corresponding arteries, constitute less than 5% of overall aneurysms and mirror aneurysms on proximal anterior cerebral artery (A1) have never been reported in the past. We report a case of bilateral proximal A1 segment aneurysms (mirror). The approach to this patient is being described and(More)
OBJECTIVE Cerebral vasospasm is the commonest cause for mortality and morbidity in patients following clipping of a ruptured aneurysm. Selective phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitor like sildenafil acts as a vasodilator. The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of oral sildenafil citrate in patients with symptomatic refractory(More)
OBJECTIVE The remote (more than 6 mo after injury) and isolated (not associated with any other cervical spinal fractures) Type II fractures of the odontoid (RI IIO) are unique in being inherently unstable and prone to malunion or nonunion, leading to cervical compressive myelopathy. The present study discusses their surgical management. METHODS Nineteen(More)
Though rare, a variety of bipartite atlas has been described. However, little has been mentioned about the hypoplastic C1 lateral masses in these cases. An unusual case of bipartite atlas, with hypoplastic lateral masses, os odontoideum and block vertebrae has been described with the surgical challenges encountered. The emphasis here is to study the C1(More)
OBJECT Stabilization of the craniovertebral junction (CVJ) by using lateral masses requires extensive dissection. The vertebral artery (VA) is commonly anomalous in patients with congenital CVJ anomaly. Such a vessel is likely to be injured during dissection or screw placement. In this study the authors discuss the importance of preoperative evaluation and(More)
BACKGROUND Vertebrobasilar territory infarction is one of the rarer presentations of CVJ anomalies. A new radiologic sign due to stretching of the short third segment of VA detected on MRA/DSA may identify patients of AAD at risk of developing VBI. METHODS Seven patients who presented with VBI were found to have a coexisting mobile (n = 6) or fixed (n =(More)
OBJECTIVE Ewing's sarcomas are the second most common bone tumors in children and primary involvement of the cranium is uncommon. We analyzed retrospectively the data of ten patients with this rare subset of disease, who had been treated at our institute since 2005. Our aim was to assess the outcomes, recurrence rates and the selection of appropriate(More)