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PURPOSE The study was carried out to report the results of wide resection in sacral chordoma using a posterior approach and gauze packing technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was carried out between 1990 and 2002; there were 21 patients who underwent the operation. Fourteen patients were male and seven were female. Their ages ranged between 29 and(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the relationship between local recurrence of giant cell tumor (GCT) after surgical treatments and plain radiography, pathology grade and surgical procedures. MATERIAL AND METHOD Patients with pathologically proven primary giant cell tumor of long bones, who underwent surgical treatment in Siriraj Hospital between 1995 and 2007, were(More)
This prospective study was carried out to assess motor and sensory recovery after contralateral C7 root to median nerve neurotization in brachial plexus injuries with total root avulsions. The survey was carried out from 1993 to 1995 and the patients were followed up for at least 3 years. There were 96 male patients with ages ranging from 13 to 48 years.(More)
To find out the clinical effects of methylcobalamin on the conservative treatment of degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis, the study was carried out as a control single blind trial with 2 year follow-up in 152 patients, 68 males and 84 females, whose ages ranged from 55 to 85 years, average 67 +/- 18.1 years. They were randomly allocated into 2 groups, the(More)
This study was performed to compare the clinical outcome of 2 types of commonly used nerve transfers, the spinal accessory nerve transfer and the intercostal nerve transfer. This study was a prospective randomized parallel trial involving 205 patients presenting between 1989 and 1994. All patients were males ranging in age from 16 to 43 years. All patients(More)
BACKGROUND Giant cell tumor of bone is a common benign aggressive bone tumor. Recurrent rate in the patients who have the tumor with soft tissue invasion is rather high. Use of strong chemicals such as phenol and liquid nitrogen to lessen the recurrent rate might not be used in this lesion. OBJECTIVE The experiment was carried out to discover apoptotic(More)
BACKGROUND Giant cell tumor of bone has been characterized as an aggressive benign bone tumor and commonly occurs at the distal femur and the proximal tibia. The recommended treatment has ranged from intralesional curettage to wide excision and the decision depends on severity of the tumor extent, rate of local recurrence,functional and morbidity outcomes.(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of caffeine on the apoptosis rate of giant cell tumour of bone cells during thermoablation. METHODS Giant cell tumour of bone tissue (2 cm3) was collected from 10 patients. Cells were incubated at 37ºC, 40ºC, 45ºC, 50ºC, 52.5ºC, and 55ºC for 20 minutes (3 tubes for each temperature). Caffeine was added to the tubes in(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate treatment outcomes in primary malignant periacetabular bone tumour removal and limb salvage with or without bone-graft reconstruction. METHODS A total of 13 patients were treated for malignant periacetabular bone tumours at Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. The diagnoses were chondrosarcoma (n=8), Ewing's sarcoma (n=2), osteosarcoma(More)
BACKGROUND Nowadays, the results of the management of malignant bone and soft-tissue tumors have been dramatically improved because of the advance in imaging, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgical techniques. Patients can have longer survival times with limb-salvage surgery. Several techniques of reconstruction have been advocated and gained more(More)