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)
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)
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)
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)
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