Rufus A. Corkill

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OBJECT The aim of this study was to analyze the endovascular treatment results of using the Onyx liquid embolic system for spinal intramedullary arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). METHODS The clinical and radiological records of 17 patients with symptomatic spinal intramedullary AVMs treated exclusively by embolization with Onyx between 1999 and 2003(More)
Progression of disability in multiple sclerosis (MS) appears related to axonal damage, which is at least in part associated with white matter lesions. Beta-interferon (BIFN) substantially reduces new inflammatory activity in MS and a recent report suggested that it may reverse a component of axonal injury. To test the generalisability of this conclusion,(More)
Thrombotic events are a common and severe complication of endovascular aneurysm treatment with significant impact on patients’ outcome. This study evaluates risk factors for thrombus formation and assesses the efficacy and safety of abciximab for clot dissolution. All patients treated with abciximab during (41 patients) or shortly after (22 patients)(More)
OBJECT Endovascular treatment of very small aneurysms poses a significant technical challenge for endovascular therapists. The authors review their experience with a series of patients who had intracranial aneurysms smaller than 3 mm in diameter. METHODS Between 1995 and 2006, 97 very small aneurysms (defined for purposes of this study as < 3 mm in(More)
Idiopathic ruptured aneurysms of distal cerebellar arteries (DCAAs) are rare, and their endovascular therapy (EVT) has as yet not been extensively reported. They are usually assumed to result from local arterial wall disruption rather than infection, unlike distal supratentorial artery aneurysms. This study was performed to audit their frequency, potential(More)
Recent publications compared treatment of vertebral fractures reporting improvement in the majority but with no significant difference between the local anaesthetic and vertebroplasty groups. Potential explanations include placebo response or therapeutic response to the “control procedure”. We investigated whether preliminary facet joint injection can(More)
This study assessed volume changes of unruptured large and giant aneurysms (greatest diameter >20 mm) after treatment with flow diverter (FD) stents. Clinical audit of the cases treated in a single institution, over a 5-year period. Demographic and clinical data were retrospectively collected from the hospital records. Aneurysm volumes were measured by(More)
Primary endovascular reconstruction with flow diversion represents a fundamental paradigm shift in the technique of endovascular aneurysm treatment. Unlike coil embolization, often there remains residual post-procedural filling within the aneurysm with flow diverters, the curative reconstruction presumably occurring over a period of weeks. Thus,(More)
Coblation to create a cavity in the affected vertebral body was performed for complex fractures and/or when there was a posterior wall defect. This permitted a low-pressure injection and potentially reduces the risk of extravasation of cement into the spinal canal. Prospective audit for outcome measures and complications allowed retrospective review of(More)
Anatomical variants of the cerebral arteries in general are frequent and due to the complex ontogenesis of these structures. Although encountered in many mammals, a single anterior cerebral artery (ACA) trunk is an infrequent finding in humans with an incidence of 3–5%. This vessel, giving rise to the arteries of both frontal lobes, is subjected to high(More)