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C1 esterase inhibitor (Berinert®) is generally used to treat severe attack of hereditary angioedema. We describe here the case of a patient who presented with a severe angioedema induced by angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) endangering her life. It could be successfully treated with that medicine.
The objective of the present study was longitudinal evaluation of the volumetric tumor response and functional results after Gamma Knife radiosurgery of vestibular schwannomas, performed according to the modern standards of treatment. From October 2003 to September 2007, 133 consecutive patients with vestibular schwannomas were treated according to the… (More)
BACKGROUND Gamma Knife surgery (GKS) should be considered a standard treatment option for small and medium-sized vestibular schwannomas (VSs). It results in a tumor control rate similar to that seen with microsurgery and provides better preservation of facial nerve function and hearing. METHODS From December 2002 to April 2011, a total of 260 patients… (More)
The aim of this report is to describe and evaluate the reliability of a minimally invasive pocket (MIP) technique for the implantation of the Neurelec Digisonic SP cochlear implant. The skin incision is made at the back of the auricular concha. The device fixation and stability relies on natural pericranial pressure by the creation of a narrow subperiosteal… (More)