Robert J. Rothrock

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Recent improvements in the understanding of glioblastoma (GBM) have allowed for increased ability to develop specific, targeted therapies. In parallel, however, there is a need for effective methods of delivery to circumvent the therapeutic obstacles presented by the blood-brain barrier and systemic side effects. The ideal delivery system should allow for(More)
BACKGROUND Traditional strategies for myofascial pain relief provide transient, incomplete, variable, or unpredictable outcomes. Botulinum toxin is itself an analgesic but can also cause sustained muscular relaxation, thereby possibly affording even greater relief than traditional therapies. METHODS The study goal was to determine whether direct injection(More)
Primary spinal primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs) are uncommon malignancies that are increasingly reported in the literature. Spinal PNETs, like their cranial counterparts, are aggressive tumors and patients with these tumors typically have short survival times despite maximal surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Because no standard management(More)
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE Distal extracranial posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysms are very rare lesions and have not been previously reported in association with a Chiari type I malformation (CMI). CLINICAL PRESENTATION A 56-year-old woman with a distal, low-lying, intradural-extracranial PICA aneurysm presented with a subarachnoid(More)
A 59-year-old woman with a 30-year history of essential tremor refractory to medical therapy underwent staged deep brain stimulation of the ventralis intermedius nucleus of the thalamus (VIM). Left-sided lead placement was performed first. Once in the operating room, microelectrode recording (MER) was performed to confirm the appropriate trajectory and(More)
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