R. Roderic Abbott

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OBJECT In this study the authors evaluate the safety, efficacy, and indications for endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) in patients with a history of subarachnoid hemorrhage or intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and/or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) infection. METHODS The charts of 101 patients from seven international medical centers were retrospectively(More)
OBJECT The goal of this study was to determine the incidence of radiation-induced cavernomas in children treated for medulloblastoma. METHODS A retrospective chart and film review was performed for all patients treated for medulloblastoma at the Insitute for Neurology and Neurosurgery/Beth Israel Medical Center between August 1996 and the present. The(More)
OBJECT Endoscopically assisted ventricular catheter placement has been reported to reduce shunt failure in uncontrolled series. The authors investigated the efficacy of this procedure in a prospective multicenter randomized trial. METHODS Children younger than 18 years old who were scheduled for their first ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placement were(More)
Object: The goal of this study was to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and indications for repeat endoscopic third ventriculostomies (ETV). Methods and results: We reviewed the records of 20 patients who had undergone repeat ETV from 1987 to 1999. Their ages ranged from 8 months to 53 years (mean 17 years). The primary etiologies of hydrocephalus were:(More)
The neuroendoscopic procedures applied inpatients with isolated compartments, including IUH, LV, IFV, IRF, and multiloculated ventricles were foramen of Monro reconstruction, septostomy, septal wall removal, cyst wall fenestration, fourth ventriculostomy, and endoscopic shunt placement. It was found that the operative goal, creating a state of arrested(More)
OBJECT Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) has become a common alternative for managing hydrocephalus in select patients. Nevertheless, there is still controversy regarding the indications for ETV as the primary procedure, given its variable success rates. The purpose of this study is to review the authors' experience with ETV for a variety of patients.(More)
OBJECT Meningioangiomatosis is an uncommon clinical entity. This lesion has been reported at time of autopsy in patients with neurofibromatosis (NF) and in case reports of patients without NF Type 2 (NF2). The authors report a series of six patients with meningioangiomatosis who do not have NF2 and describe the clinical presentation, diagnosis of disease,(More)
Since 1986 250 patients have undergone selective posterior rhizotomy for spastic cerebral palsy at New York University Medical Center. Severe, perioperative complications were experienced by 15% of these patients and consisted of bronchospasm, aspiration pneumonia, urinary retention, ileus, sensory loss. Additionally, most of our patients had severe pain(More)
The APACHE II system has been shown to be a reliable and useful means of evaluating patient outcome from the intensive care unit when applied to a broad spectrum of diagnoses. The major purpose of this study was to determine the use of APACHE II as a means of predicting outcome of ICU oncology patients. Data were retrospectively collected for 451 ICU(More)
Since the beginnings of medicine, physicians have sought minimally invasive ways to peer into body cavities. It is only in the last several decades that the promises of endoscopy have begun to be answered. What follows is a brief outline of the development of endoscopic technology and its application to the nervous system both for diagnostic and therapeutic(More)