Pravin Shashikant Salunke

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Excision of petroclival meningiomas remains a surgical challenge. Extradural anterior petrosectomy is widely used as a skull base approach for these tumors; however, this approach has significant procedure-related morbidity. The authors describe an alternative technique of tailored intradural petrosectomy for removal of petroclival meningiomas. This(More)
Intracranial meningeal hemangiopericytoma (HPC) represents a rare and aggressive intracranial neoplasm located along the dural sinuses. It constitutes less than 1 % of all intracranial tumors and approximately 2–4 % of all meningeal tumors. The authors present our institute’s experience in combined modality management of 15 successive patients of HPC. We(More)
AIMS To determine the surgical approach in patients with multisegmental (four or more segments) OPLL of the cervical spine. METHODS AND MATERIALS Data of 27 patients who had undergone either an anterior (corpectomy with excision of OPLL and interbody fusion = 14 patients) or posterior approach (laminectomy = 12, laminoplasty = 1 patient) for the(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)
STUDY DESIGN Case report and review of the relevant literature. OBJECTIVE To present a case of primary spinal myoepithelioma and discuss its clinical, radiological and histopathological characteristics. We report a long-term follow-up of 5 years. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Myoepithelial neoplasms, represent a diverse morphological and biological(More)
Significant progress has been made in the molecular diagnostic subtyping of brain tumors especially gliomas. Designing effective tailored therapy remains the cornerstone for delving into the molecular heterogeneity and classification of gliomas. More homogenous tumor populations may lead to more uniform tumor responses in particular molecular constellation.(More)
Multicentric Gliomas, both supratentorial and infratentorial, with varying histopathological picture is extremely rare. We report a unique occurrence of such a combination in a 50-year-old man who presented with features of elevated intracranial pressure, ataxia and vertigo. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a diffuse non-enhancing lesion in the temporal(More)
Primary intraosseous cavernous hemangioma (PICH) of the skull is rare. We present a case of 11-year-old boy with PICH of the sphenoid bone. The Computed Tomogram showed a classical sunburst appearance. Safe excision as much as possible was attempted after embolization. The child however, succumbed to postoperative infection. The preferred treatment is(More)
A small subset of patients with adult Chiari I malformation without basilar invagination (BI) and instability show ventral cervicomedullary distortion/compression and have symptoms pertaining to that. The cause of this ventral compression remains speculative. Additionally, it is unclear if these patients would require ventral decompression with posterior(More)
Management of patients with medulloblastoma presenting with multiple metastasis in subarachnoid space preoperatively is unclear. An 11-year-old boy presented with vermian medulloblastoma with an unusually long segment cervico-dorsal lesion and suprasellar lesion. The child underwent a posterior fossa craniotomy (prone position) and excision of vermian mass.(More)