Robert E. Veres

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Sixty-one patients treated with C1-2 transarticular screw fixation for spinal instability participated in a detailed clinical and radiological study to determine outcome and clarify potential hazards. The most common condition was rheumatoid arthritis (37 patients) followed by traumatic instability (15 patients). Twenty-one of these patients (one-third)(More)
OBJECT The management of odontoid fractures remains controversial. Only direct anterior screw fixation provides immediate stabilization of the spine and may preserve normal C1-2 motion. To determine the indications, optimum timing, and results for direct anterior screw fixation of odontoid fractures, the authors reviewed the surgery-related outcome of(More)
Knowledge of the role and hazards of transoral surgery has expanded rapidly, but the application of this technique in children has been limited. To assess its usefulness, 27 pediatric patients who underwent transoral surgery between 1985 and 1994 were studied. Transoral surgery was performed for irreducible anterior neuraxial compression at the(More)
INTRODUCTION The surgical removal of the cervical intradural pathologies located ventrally carries a high risk. According to the anatomical situation and the increasing experience with anterior cervical approach and corpectomy revealed the reality to remove the ventral midline pathologies this way. The anterior approach which require corpectomy preferable(More)
Primary glioblastoma multiforme located intramedullary in the spinal cord is a very rare entity. The authors report eight cases and discuss the clinical features, the possibility of diagnosis, combined treatment and pathomorphological signs focusing on the relevant literature and their experience.
BACKGROUND The conventional posterior approaches, which may involve multilevel laminectomies and facetectomies, may lead to spinal deformities, instability, or subluxation. Our objective was to develop a minimally invasive approach suitable for exploring neuromas with an intraforaminal component in the cervical spine, with the aim of preserving mechanically(More)
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) proved to be very effective in the treatment of pain caused by osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures. A certain proportion of patients, however, suffer a new fracture after treatment. Our purpose was to analyze the frequency of new fractures, and to estimate the causative role of PVP in the(More)
Minimally invasive procedures in spine surgery have undergone significant development in recent times. These procedures have the common aim of avoiding biomechanical complications associated with some traditional destructive methods and improving efficacy. These new techniques prevent damage to crucial posterior stabilizers and preserve the structural(More)
BACKGROUND Over the last few decades many innovative operation technique were developed due to the increase of porotic vertebral fractures. These new techniques aim to reach the required stability of the vertebral column. In case of significant instability, spinal canal stenosis or neural compression, decompressive intervention may be necessary, which(More)
The technical information engineering system (TIES) is a computer-assisted methodology to help achieve significant improvements in product quality, production cycle time, and market share. TIES builds on the foundation of quality function deployment (QFD), a systematic method of ensuring that customer demands are accurately translated into appropriate(More)