Sivashanmugam Dhandapani

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BACKGROUND To study the effect of timing of total enteral feeding on various nutritional parameters and neurological outcome in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS One hundred and fourteen patients, in the age group of 20-60 years, admitted within 24 h of TBI with Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) 4-8 were enrolled for the study. Nineteen(More)
The Web services have been recognized to have the potential to revolutionize e-commerce. The potential for businesses to be able to interact with each other on the fly is very appealing. To date, however, the activity of creating Web processes using Web services has been handled mostly at the syntactic level. Current composition standards focus on building(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (SDAVF) is a common type of spinal vascular lesion. However, there has not been any published study on its clinico-radiological characteristics or surgical outcome from India. AIM The aim of this study was to determine the clinico-radiological features of patients with SDAVF, outcomes following surgical(More)
BACKGROUND Large highly vascular meningiomas surgically challenging when preoperative embolization is not feasible. CASE DESCRIPTION We present an illustrative case of 'en bloc' excision of a highly vascular giant lateral sphenoid wing meningioma using the technique of 4 D's. After ruling out neurovascular encasement and significant brain interposition,(More)
OBJECTIVE To prospectively compare positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) with conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and FNAC for diagnosis of non- traumatic vertebral lesions fracture in countries like India where tuberculosis is endemic. METHODS Fifty four patients with non-traumatic spontaneous vertebral lesions were(More)
OBJECTIVE Craniopharyngiomas can be difficult to remove completely based on their intimate relationship with surrounding visual and endocrine structures. Reoperations are not uncommon but have been associated with higher rates of complications and lower extents of resection. So radiation is often offered as an alternative to reoperation. The endonasal(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors describe the supraorbital keyhole approach to the contralateral medial optic nerve and tract, both in a series of cadaveric dissections and in 2 patients. They also discuss the indications and contraindications for this procedure. METHODS In 3 cadaver heads, bilateral supraorbital keyhole minicraniotomies were performed to expose the(More)
Azygos distal anterior cerebral artery (Az.DACA) is a rare anatomical variant. This variant has been found to be associated with aneurysms in a significant proportion of patients. We present two cases of Az.DACA aneurysms associated with this anatomical variant with different branching patterns and the corresponding technical difficulties in clipping such(More)