Raquel Gutiérrez-González

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Retropharyngeal pseudomeningocele after atlanto-occipital dislocation is a rare complication, with only five cases described in the literature. It develops when a traumatic dural tear occurs allowing cerebrospinal fluid outflow, and it often appears associated with hydrocephalus. We present a case of a 29-year-old female who suffered a motor vehicle(More)
Hydrocephalus is a common neurosurgical disease affecting approximately 40 per 100,000 people. Cerebrospinal fluid diversion devices are essential in the management of this pathology. These devices include internal shunts and external ventricular drains. Infection is the most significant complication resulting from the high frequency of appearance and the(More)
SUMMARY Cerebrospinal fluid shunting devices are foreign bodies internally or externally placed in a patient with the aim of improving the prognosis. Device-related infection is the most serious complication. Its importance arises from the high frequency of occurrence and the consequences that it implies in terms of morbidity and mortality. As a result, the(More)
Extra-axial cavernous haem angiomas are uncommon lesions histologically identical to cavernomas in other locations. However, their radiological features and clinical behaviour may differ. They are frequently misdiagnosed preoperatively, as they often mimic other tumours. We describe a patient suffering from loss of the sense of smell, due to a cavernous(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Infection is a major complication after cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt systems insertion. Antibiotic-impregnated (AI) catheters seem to reduce infection rate in clinical practice. The objective of this study was to determine if the use of AI catheters reduces Staphylococcus spp. infection rate, as it is the most commonly isolated(More)
AIM To provide a summary of the different experimental models of traumatic brain injury (TBI) designed under both in vivo and in vitro conditions. A comprehensible review of the specific types of brain lesions induced, as well as the technical details to reproduce each model at the laboratory is given. DEVELOPMENT Outcome of patients suffering from a TBI(More)
Non-missile low velocity penetrating brain injuries are unusual among civilian population. They show specific characteristics different from missile wounds. In this paper we describe a rare case of self-inflicted penetrating head trauma by electric drill. We document neuroimaging studies and review the management concerning this pathology. To our knowledge,(More)
BACKGROUND Infection is a major complication of cerebrospinal fluid shunting procedures. The present report assesses the efficacy of such catheters in both shunts and external ventricular drains (EVDs) against infection and particularly against Staphylococcus spp. infection. METHODS All shunt and EVD procedures performed by means of antibiotic-impregnated(More)
OBJECTIVES Definitive treatment of complex supratentorial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) has been classically assigned to ruptured or progressively symptomatic cases. The aim of this study is to report our initial experience in the treatment of complex AVMs by means of staged embolization with Onyx followed by microsurgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION Many brain processes that cause death are mediated by intracranial hypertension (ICH). The natural course of this condition inevitably leads to brain death. The objective of this study is to carry out a systematic review of cerebral pathophysiology and intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring. DEVELOPMENT Studying, monitoring, and recording ICP(More)