Ravi Dadlani

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This study aimed to identify (1) the thalamic gliomas suitable for surgical resection and (2) the appropriate surgical approach based on their location and the displacement of the posterior limb of the internal capsule (PLIC). A retrospective study over a 5-year period (from 2006 to 2010) was performed in 41 patients with thalamic gliomas. The mean age of(More)
Giant plexiform neurofibroma (GPNF) of the scalp is an extremely rare lesion reported in association with neurofibromatosis. Occipital location of GPNF is even more infrequent, especially in association with occipital dysplasia (OD). The authors report 2 pediatric cases of GPNF associated with OD. The first case had an associated meningoencephalocele, and(More)
The authors report an extremely rare co-occurrence of a thyrotropin secreting pituitary adenoma and a low grade glioma. A 35-year old patient was initially misdiagnosed and treated as a case of primary hyperthyroidism till he presented with visual symptoms and seizures. On evaluation he was also found to have a right frontal glioma. They discuss the(More)
A 9-year-old boy presented with a 1-year history of graduallyprogressiveheadacheandlefteardischargefor 7 months. On examination, bilateral papilloedema was noted. No other neurological deficit was seen. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a T1 heterointense lesion with solid and cystic components and significant perilesional oedema in the left(More)
The authors describe clinical and radiological features of a 32-year-old male patient with a posterior fossa lesion. The radiological characteristics resembled an extra-axial lesion; a meningioma, with attachment to the tentorium and petrous bone. The histological diagnosis was classical medulloblastoma. We review literature of this atypical presentation of(More)
The occurrence of neoplastic and nonneoplastic dural based masses that mimic meningiomas is infrequent and may not be considered during radiological and intraoperative analysis. We describe single institute study of 20 such rare cases. This study included total of 20 cases of meningioma mimics. The clinical, radiological and histopathological findings were(More)
We report a case of primary dural based osteosarcoma in the right fronto-temporal convexity in a 43-year-old female who presented with a short history of seizure and headache. Radiologic evaluation revealed a well defined brightly enhancing extra-axial lesion in the right fronto-temporal region with a dural tail around the sylvian fissure. The overlying(More)
Choriocarcinoma is the most malignant tumor of gestational trophoblast origin. Metastasis to brain is considered a poor prognostic indicator. Recent advances in adjuvant radiotherapy and chemotherapy have led to an excellent outcome of these patients. Craniotomy is indicated in selected cases with cerebral metastases. The authors report an interesting case(More)
Symptomatic cerebellar slump (CS) and external hydrocephalus (EH) are amongst the rarer complications of foramen magnum decompression (FMD) for Chiari I malformation (CM). CS typically presents with delayed onset headache related to dural traction or with neurological deficit offsetting the benefit of FMD. EH, consisting of ventriculomegaly along with(More)
We report an unusual case of a recurrent fourth ventricular anaplastic ependymoma with prominent chondroid metaplasia in a 16-year-old male. On initial presentation, the patient had a WHO Grade II tumor. However, at recurrence 1 year later, the tumor progressed to WHO Grade III tumor with more cellularity, necrosis and brisk mitotic activity. Chondroid(More)