The anatomical distribution of 25 stereotactic tractotomy lesions is described. The posterior half of these lesions lie in a subcaudate position and the anterior half, for the most part, lies beneath the central segment of frontal white matter.
The capacity of patients with cerebral lesions to copy a picture of a cube, as opposed to a nonrepresentational figure of similar structural complexity, was examined. Patients with copying disability showed greater impairment for the cube than the noncube whereas patients without copying impairment and controls performed equally on the two figures. It was… (More)
Medical records of 363 patients who had a diagnosis of lumbar disc disease and were managed by a posterior approach lumbar discectomy over a 7 year period were reviewed: 33 patients had a preoperative diagnosis of diabetes, an incidence in this patient population of 9.1%. The results for these 33 patients who had a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus were… (More)
In 73 patients with drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy submitted to an unilateral anterior temporal lobectomy the radiographs were studied to see if there were any correlation with the pathology subsequently found and with the outcome of the operation. A small middle cranial fossa, focal calcification, and temporal horn displacement are often better… (More)
Neurotrauma from snow-sports related injuries is infrequently documented in the literature. In Australia no collective data has ever been published. The aim of this study is to document the injury pattern of snow sports related neurotrauma admissions to The Canberra Hospital, the regional trauma centre for the Snowy Mountains. A computerised hospital record… (More)
This report describes a colloid cyst of the third ventricle presenting in a 23-year-old woman. Subsequently, her brother presented with a similar colloid cyst also at 23 years of age. In both patients the cysts were successfully surgically removed. The cysts were examined by light microscopy utilizing immunohistochemical staining. The epithelial lining was… (More)