Stephan M. E. Zimmerer

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OBJECT The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical application of three-dimensional (3D) imaging and morphological analysis with subsequent individual therapy planning and postoperative 3D symmetry control in comparison with data from non-cleft persons. DESIGN This was a prospective study using a 3D surface-imaging and evaluation system in cleft(More)
We have previously presented preliminary observations on targeting somatostatin receptor-positive malignant gliomas of all grades by local injection of the radiolabelled peptidic vector 90Y-DOTATOC. We now report on our more thorough clinical experience with this novel compound, focussing on low-grade and anaplastic gliomas. Small peptidic vectors have the(More)
Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rare, but serious, condition with multiple causes. We prospectively studied the aetiology, predisposing factors, and clinical outcomes of SEA in all patients with SEA treated in our hospital’s neurosurgical service from 2004 to 2008. For each patient, we recorded the medical history, comorbidities, focus of infection,(More)
Treatment of patients suffering from severe head injury is so far restricted to general procedures, whereas specific pharmacological agents of neuroprotection including hypothermia have not been found to improve the outcome in clinical trials. Albeit effective, symptomatic measures of the preclinical rescue of patients (i.e. stabilization or reestablishment(More)
Metastatic disease in the intradural compartment of the spine is a rare manifestation of cancer. We report the case of an 82-year-old patient with an intradural, extramedullary metastasis of renal cell carcinoma in the cervical spine. A literature search for intradural spinal metastases of renal cell carcinoma yielded a total of 26 further cases. 18(More)
OBJECTIVE Bacterial cultures from nontraumatic brain abscesses (BAs) frequently contain oral bacteria. We assessed bacterial cultures from BAs and oral infective sources for a bacterial match. STUDY DESIGN Bacterial samples from brain abscesses and oral abscesses, and at sites with probing depths >or=3.5 mm were taken from 11 nontraumatic BA patients and(More)
Postoperative vision loss (POVL) associated with spine surgery is a well known, albeit very rare complication. POVL incidence after spinal surgery ranges from 0.028 to 0.2%; however, due to the increase in number and duration of annual complex spinal operations, the incidence may increase. Origin and pathogenesis of POVL remain frequently unknown. A(More)
Craniometaphyseal dysplasia is an extremely rare, genetic bone-remodeling disorder. Comparable to osteopetrosis, fibrous dysplasia, and other infrequent conditions, craniometaphyseal dysplasia is characterized by progressive diffuse hyperostosis of the neuro- and viscerocranium. Affected patients present with a pathognomonic dysmorphia: macrocephalus,(More)
Free tissue transfer has been the gold standard of extensive skull base reconstruction, but the onlay of free flaps onto skull base defects carries the risk of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage. The purpose of this study was the evaluation of a novel technique of a combined sub- and onlay concept with a partially intracranially positioned folded free(More)
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