Ryan Koshy Mathew

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BACKGROUND We report a population-based study examining long-term outcomes for common pediatric CNS tumors comparing results from the UK with the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) data set and with the literature. No such international study has previously been reported. METHODS Data between 1996 and 2005 from(More)
OBJECT In an increasing culture of medical accountability, 30-day operative mortality rates remain one of the most objective measurements reported for the surgical field. The authors report population-based 30-day postoperative mortality rates among children who had undergone CNS tumor surgery in the United Kingdom. METHODS To determine overall 30-day(More)
BACKGROUND Percutaneous vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed to treat pain and immobility associated with vertebral compression fractures. Previous studies have shown that a single injection can achieve adequate fill across the midline of the vertebral body. PURPOSE To compare the radiological outcomes of using a novel(More)
Spinal glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is uncommon, and its diagnosis may be challenging. This is especially true in the elderly population. Best management strategy remains to be defined. The purpose of this report is to document this rare condition, increase awareness (as a potential differential diagnosis) and propose treatment options in the elderly; a(More)
The first successful human-to-human organ transplant was performed in 1954 when a kidney was transferred between two identical twins. In the years since this groundbreaking operation improvements in transplant surgery and an increasing ability to control organ rejection using imunosupressive medication has made transplantation the treatment of choice for a(More)
We report a 20-year-old woman with a diagnosis of spinal neuroschistosomiasis that was confirmed histologically. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated an expanded, oedematous conus with intrinsic heterogeneous enhancement, which was initially thought to be a neoplastic lesion. This case demonstrates an alternative diagnosis to oncological lesions of the(More)
The European Low-Grade Glioma network indicated a need to better understand common practices regarding the managing of diffuse low-grade gliomas. This area has experienced great advances in recent years. A general survey on the managing of diffuse low-grade gliomas was answered by 21 centres in 11 European countries. Here we focused on specific questions(More)
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