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We explored brain volume recovery in terms of cortical thickness (CTh; gyral, sulcal pattern) and surface area (SA), as well as subcortical volume recovery in the first 2 weeks of abstinence in 49 alcohol-dependent patients (ADPs). A widespread reduction of CTh in ADPs at day 1 of abstinence compared to healthy controls, with more pronounced differences in… (More)
Two cases of spinal cord tumour associated with increased intracranial pressure are reported and the 44 cases described in the literature are reviewed. The different hypotheses produced to explain the pathogenic mechanism of this syndrome are discussed. We think that several factors working together, rather than an isolated mechanism, take part in the… (More)
Three cases of occult intrasacral meningocele, one of them with an intrasacral and presacral neurofibroma, are reported. The literature is briefly reviewed. Pathogenesis, clinical picture, radiological findings and surgical treatment are discussed.
The results of percutaneous facet rhizotomy for the treatment of low back and sciatic pain in 30 patients are reported. Satisfactory results were obtained in 76% of cases. No complications were found. This procedure should be tried in every patient with low back and extremity pain and no major neurological deficit before resorting to laminectomy.