Shaukat Ali Ansari

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Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an established treatment for selected patients with medically refractory seizures. Recent studies suggest that VNS could be potentially useful in the treatment of resistant depressive disorder. Although a surgical procedure is required in order to implant the VNS device, the possibility of a long-term benefit largely free of(More)
Introduction: Neuroepithelial (NE) cysts are congenital tumours of the central nervous system. Intraspinal NE cysts are rare. We report a case of intradural, extramedullary NE cyst with concomitant lumbar disc herniation with significant overlap of symptoms. Interesting is to note the free floating nature of the cyst and the change in the symptoms of the(More)
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been shown to be particularly useful, safe and effective treatment in the management of patients with refractory angina pectoris and those unsuitable for percutaneous or surgical revascularisation. Clinical and experimental research has shown that it decreases myocardial ischemia without masking the clinical symptoms of its(More)
A patient with a Spetzler-Martin-grade-III AVM, initially embolized and then stereotactically irradiated, who - with a latency of several months - showed progressive neurological deterioration, is reported. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed enormous ipsilateral brain oedema, which did not respond to dexamethasone. Upon further neurological deterioration(More)
BACKGROUND Motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause of spinal injuries in Saudi Arabia. Camel collisions usually result in cervical spine injuries. Although extremely rare, dorsal spine injuries have also resulted from these accidents. METHOD Retrospective analysis of the type of accident of all the patients with dorsal spine injuries was(More)
BACKGROUND Camel collision accidents are a common occurrence in Saudi Arabia, with a high rate of mortality and morbidity. Isolated injuries are rare because of the nature of impact sustained by the person. CASE DESCRIPTION A 4-year-old child with an isolated depressed skull fracture resulting from a camel collision is described. The other occupants of(More)
We carried out a prospective study on patients admitted to busy neurosurgical units in Karachi and Quetta with penetrating craniocerebral injuries. Of the 100 patients, 52 died and 48 survived in spite of aggressive surgical management. Maximum mortality was in patients with Glasgow Coma Score (GCS) below 5. A delay of 6 h, delay in interhospital transfers,(More)
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