Thierry Gustin

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The authors describe an unusual case of a complex traumatic fracture-dissociation injury of the craniovertebral junction, which the patient survived with no neurological damage. This case featured the rare combination of an avulsion of both the right occipital condyle and clivus and a fracture of the left lateral mass of the atlas. Because of the(More)
BACKGROUND Traumatic false aneurysms of the meningeal arteries are rare. We report an unusual case of an intracerebral hematoma caused by the rupture of a traumatic aneurysm of the middle meningeal artery. CASE DESCRIPTION A 64-year-old woman suffered a massive spontaneous intracerebral fronto-temporal hemorrhage. Cerebral angiogram revealed a(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the quality of information available on the Internet to patients with a cervical pathology undergoing elective cervical spine surgery. METHODS Six key words ("cervical discectomy," "cervical foraminotomy," "cervical fusion," "cervical disc replacement," "cervical arthroplasty," "cervical artificial disc") were entered into two(More)
BACKGROUND Selective neurotomy is a permanent treatment of focal spasticity, and its effectiveness in treating spastic equinovarus of the foot (SEF) was previously suggested by a few nonrandomized and uncontrolled case-series studies. OBJECTIVES This study is the first assessor-blinded, randomized, controlled trial evaluating the effects of this(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess and compare, clinically and electrophysiologically, the effects on muscle innervation and spasticity of selective anaesthetic nerve block and selective neurotomy of the motor-nerve branch to the soleus muscle in patients with spastic equinus foot. METHODS Eleven hemiplegic patients were studied before and after anaesthetic tibial-nerve(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the location of the motor nerve branches to the soleus and tibialis posterior muscles in relation to anatomic surface landmarks for selective motor nerve blocks in the management of the spastic equinovarus foot. DESIGN Descriptive study by computed tomography (CT) scan of 12 hemiplegic legs. SETTING Spasticity group at a university(More)
OBJECT In cases of spondylosis or spine trauma, cervical interbody grafts are sometimes required after anterior discectomy. To avoid morbidity related to the harvesting of iliac crest bone, numerous materials have been developed such as allografts, methylmethacrylate, biocompatible osteoconductive polymer, and coralline grafts or cages. Some of these(More)
Dear Sir, Parkinsonism secondary to an arachnoid cyst appears to be very rare. We report the case of a 75-year-old woman who developed progressive gait and cognitive slowing during the preceding year. More recently, she complained of postural instability. Neurological examination revealed mild postural and action tremors of the upper limbs, along with(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to compare the effect of diagnostic motor nerve block with anaesthetics and of selective tibial neurotomy in the treatment of spastic equinovarus foot in hemiplegic adults. METHODS In this prospective observational study, 30 hemiplegic adults with spastic equinovarus foot benefited from a diagnostic nerve block with(More)