Rogelio Revuelta-Gutiérrez

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BACKGROUND There are few reports on the outcome of surgical treatment of TGN without vascular compression. METHODS Between 1984 and 2004, 668 patients underwent MVD for TGN. In 21 patients (3.1%), vascular compression was absent. The surgical strategy in these cases involved the following: (1) dissection and exposure of the entire trigeminal nerve root;(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Craniopharyngioma is a rare and mostly benign epithelial tumor of the central nervous system, mostly affecting children. Considering that most of the published series of craniopharyngioma are based on pediatric populations, studies in adults gain importance based mainly on the reduced number of cases and the possible differences emerging(More)
Background. There are few data describing the microanatomy of the anterior-ventral spinal (AVSA) and anterior spinal arteries (ASA) and discussing their clinical and surgical implications. We describe the anatomical features of this arterial complex, and highlight their use when planning and performing surgical approaches to lesions involving the ventral(More)
BACKGROUND Glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GPN) is an uncommon craniofacial pain syndrome. It is characterized by a sudden onset lancinating pain usually localized in the sensory distribution of the IX cranial nerve associated with excessive vagal outflow, which leads to bradycardia, hypotension, syncope, or cardiac arrest. This study aims to review our(More)
OBJECTIVE Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) surgical treatment with microvascular decompression is highly effective and safe, but for a percentage of patients who undergo this procedure, no vascular compression is found. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term efficacy with trigeminal root compression of the trigeminal nerve in patients with TN(More)
BACKGROUND Epidermoid tumors represent the third most common lesion of the cerebellopontine angle (CPA). Their evolution and clinical features are distinctively characteristic. We present a comprehensive review of the clinical, imaging and surgical aspects of epidermoid cysts of the CPA. METHODS We conducted a case series of patients diagnosed with(More)
BACKGROUND Hemifacial spasm is characterized by unilateral, paroxysmal, and involuntary contractions. It is more common in women on the left side. Its evolution is progressive, and it rarely improves without treatment. METHODS Microvascular decompressions (N = 226) were performed in 194 Hispanic patients (May 1992-May 2011). Outcomes were evaluated on a(More)
Induced deformation of the cranial vault is one form of permanent alteration of the body that has been performed by human beings from the beginning of history as a way of differentiating from others. These procedures have been observed in different cultures, but were particularly widespread in Mesoamerica. The authors examined and reviewed the historical(More)
BACKGROUND Trigeminal neuralgia is one of the most common causes of facial pain with the highest incidence in individuals > 60 years old. Despite the proven efficacy and safety of microvascular decompression (MVD) for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, some physicians are reluctant to perform the procedure in elderly patients because of potential(More)
BACKGROUND Central nervous system tumours comprise a heterogeneous group of neoplasms with great histological diversity. Despite the rising prevalence of these tumours in developing countries, some places like Mexico and Latin America have no representative studies that show the real impact of these tumours in our population. OBJECTIVE To describe the(More)