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BACKGROUND Flow diverters are recently developed stent-like endovascular devices developed to treat complex and non-coilable aneurysms. SILK is a type of flow diverter that has been used for nearly 3 years. Only sparse data about it are available. We would like to share our experience with this device. METHODS Twenty-eight patients were treated with SILK(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulae comprise the majority of spinal vascular malformations. The most common clinical presentation is that of progressive myeloradiculopathy, probably related to venous hypertension, which may lead to permanent disability and even death. OBJECTIVE To report our clinical experience with spinal dural arteriovenous(More)
We describe a term male infant of healthy non-consanguineous parents, born with congenital malformations, including bilateral cleft palate and lip, mild microphthalmia with iris coloboma and glaucoma of the right eye, and blepharophimosis with severe microphthalmia of the left eye. Spine radiograph and MRI showed first sacral hemivertebra with spina bifida,(More)
OBJECTIVE Guglielmi detachable coil treatment is becoming an accepted alternative to microsurgical clipping for select intracerebral aneurysms. Resolution of oculomotor nerve paresis (ONP) after endovascular packing was claimed to be complete in two prior series, with three and six cases. We describe the evolution of ONP after Guglielmi detachable coil(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Endovascular embolization with Onyx is one of the tools used in the treatment of intracerebral AVMs. The recent introduction of a new microcatheter with detachable tip has led us to adopt a new treatment approach by using endovascular embolization with Onyx as the main treatment for brain AVM with curative intent. The purpose of the(More)
Flow diverters are used to treat complex aneurysms that are not amenable to coiling. The aim of the present work was to retrospectively evaluate our experience with the Silk flow diverter. Technical nuances and complications are specifically discussed. Retrospectively data was collected on patients treated with Silk between October 2008 and October 2013.(More)
A total of 106 cases of rib osteomyelitis were reviewed, including 2 cases described in detail. Mycobacterial and bacterial infections accounted for 47 cases each. Fungal rib osteomyelitis occurred in 11 cases and 1 case was caused by Entamoeba histolytica. Most cases occurred in children and young adults. The mean duration of symptoms before diagnosis was(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Isolated dissecting aneurysms of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) carry a high risk of rebleeding with an associated increased mortality rate. Although rare, they present a therapeutic challenge. Surgical treatment carries a significant risk of neurologic complications, predominantly lower cranial nerve deficits because(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We present the first case of combined arterial (vertebral artery dissection) and venous [central sinus vein thrombosis (CSVT)] diseases presenting as Opalski syndrome in a female patient following induced delivery. CASE DESCRIPTION A 32-year-old woman was admitted to our institute two weeks after induced delivery with intriguing(More)