Tim Pigott

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BACKGROUND Head injury is the leading cause of death in trauma. UK national guidelines have recommended that all patients with severe head injury (SHI) should be treated in neuroscience centers. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of specialist neuroscience care on mortality after SHI. METHODS We conducted a cohort study using(More)
OBJECTIVE To present our experience with the Misonix Ultrasonic Bone scalpel in spinal surgery, highlighting its potential applications and advantages. METHODS Between March and December 2011, a total of 937 spinal cases were performed at a single centre. The Misonix Bone Scalpel (MBS) was used in 62 of these cases. Data were collected prospectively using(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case series and review of the literature. OBJECTIVE To review the management of giant calcified disks in our large cohort and compare with the existing literature. We discuss our surgical technique. METHODS Twenty-nine cases of herniated thoracic disk between 2000 and 2013 were reviewed. Eighteen patients were identified as having giant(More)
OBJECT Chiari-syringomyelia is a heterogeneous condition that may be treated by decompression of the foramen magnum. Raised intracranial pressure (ICP) and/or hydrocephalus is a rare complication of this treatment. We aim to describe the incidence, clinical presentation, radiographic findings, management and outcome of patients developing raised ICP and/or(More)
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