Sachin Batra

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Cavernous malformations (CMs) consist of dilated vascular channels that have a characteristic appearance on MRI. CMs are usually found intracranially, although such lesions can also affect the spinal cord. Individuals with CMs can present with epilepsy and focal neurological deficits or acute intracranial hemorrhage. In many cases, however, patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a severe mental illness with high risk of suicidality. Antidepressant treatment alone is not sufficient for the acute management of risk-taking symptoms of depression. This pilot study was designed to investigate the efficacy of risperidone augmentation to antidepressants in the acute management of suicidality(More)
PURPOSE During the past two decades, radiosurgery has arisen as a promising approach to the management of glomus jugulare. In the present study, we report on a systematic review and meta-analysis of the available published data on the radiosurgical management of glomus jugulare tumors. METHODS AND MATERIALS To identify eligible studies, systematic(More)
Invasive pituitary adenomas and pituitary carcinomas are clinically indistinguishable until identification of metastases. Optimal management and survival outcomes for both are not clearly defined. The purpose of this study is to use the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database to report patterns of care and compare survival outcomes in a(More)
BACKGROUND The use of needle-knife sphincterotomy as a method of precut sphincterotomy has been criticized as potentially unsafe. Despite this, a number of tertiary referral centers have reported their successful use of this technique to increase the rate of common bile duct cannulation. METHODS We assessed the safety and efficacy of needle-knife(More)
OBJECTIVE Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is being used increasingly in adults as an alternative to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunting. We analyze patient, radiographic, and operative factors associated with CSF diversion surgery-free outcomes after ETV. METHODS One hundred twenty four consecutive adult patients (>18 years) treated with ETV at an(More)
INTRODUCTION Myxopapillary ependymoma (MPE) is a rare tumor in children. The primary treatment is gross total resection (GTR), with no clearly defined role for adjuvant radiation therapy (RT). Published reports, however, suggest that children with MPE present with a more aggressive disease course. The goal of this study was to assess the role of adjuvant RT(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the single-center treatment outcomes of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the brain using stereotactic radiosurgery, with regard to obliteration, predictive factors, morbidities, and patient performance status. PATIENTS AND METHODS 127 patients were treated between 1990 and 2008 by use of linear accelerator or Gamma(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to report our experience with stereotactic radiosurgery performed with the Gamma Knife (GK) in the treatment of patients with brain metastases and to compare survival for those treated with radiosurgery alone with survival for those treated with radiosurgery and whole-brain radiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with Pseudotumor Cerebri Syndrome (PTCS) may complain of difficulty in thinking or concentrating; however there has been little formal cognitive evaluation in this population. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the characteristics and nature of cognitive impairment in patients with PTCS. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed records of 10(More)