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BACKGROUND Neurenteric cysts are rare congenital lesions along the neuroaxis, typically found in the spine, and rarely intracranially. Here, we present 3 patients who presented to our institution during a 6-year period with supratentorial intracranial neurenteric cysts and conduct a comprehensive review of the literature to describe the salient pathology,(More)
OBJECTIVE Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) remains the definitive treatment for primary focal hyperhidrosis. Compensatory hyperhidrosis (CH) is a significant drawback of ETS. We sought to identify the predictors for the development of severe CH after ETS, its anatomic locations, and its frequency of occurrence, and we analyzed the impact of CH on(More)
OBJECTIVE Conventional surgical treatment of bilateral ophthalmic aneurysms would require bilateral craniotomies and bilateral neck dissections for proximal control of the cervical internal carotid artery (ICA). We present a semiemergent case where bilateral ophthalmic artery aneurysms were clipped using a unilateral mini-pterional craniotomy and(More)
OBJECT The use of the Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) as a sole endovascular modality has been described for the treatment of brain aneurysms. The benefit of using coils concurrently with a limited number of PEDs is not well documented. The authors describe their experience with this technique as well as their midterm clinical and angiographic results.(More)
Objective To establish a maximum tolerated dose of superselective intraarterial cerebral infusion (SIACI) of Cetuximab after osmotic disruption of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) with mannitol, and examine safety of the procedure in patients with recurrent malignant glioma. Methods A total of 15 patients with recurrent malignant glioma were included in the(More)
The surgical management of deep brain tumors is often challenging due to the limitations of stereotactic needle biopsies and the morbidity associated with transcortical approaches. We present a novel microscopic navigational technique utilizing the Viewsite Brain Access System (VBAS) (Vycor Medical, Boca Raton, FL, USA) for resection of a deep parietal(More)
PURPOSE Superselective intra-arterial cerebral infusion (SIACI) of bevacizumab (BV) has emerged as a novel therapy in the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma (GB). This study assessed the use of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) in predicting length of survival after SIACI BV and overall survival in patients with recurrent GB. METHODS Sixty-five(More)
Intraoperative image-guided navigation has revolutionized neurosurgery. It undoubtedly increases the surgeon's confidence and the perception of safety. While fiducials and facial masks are currently the most widely used tools for intraoperative navigation, their use is associated with certain complications. For instance, such tools require rigid fixation of(More)