Ulrich Batzdorf

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A retrospective study was undertaken on 133 patients with a Chiari I malformation treated within the last 16 years at the Departments of Neurosurgery at the Nordstadt Hospital Hannover, Germany, and the University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A. Ninety-seven patients presented with symptoms related to accompanying syringomyelia and 4 with associated(More)
Within three weeks of definitive surgical intervention, 467 patients with histologically proved malignant glioma were randomized to receive one of four treatment regimens: semustine (MeCCNU), radiotherapy, carmustine (BCNU) plus radiotherapy, or semustine plus radiotherapy. We analyzed the data for the total randomized population and for the 358 patients in(More)
Within 3 weeks of definitive surgery, 609 patients with histologically demonstrated, supratentorial malignant glioma were randomized to receive, in addition to 6000 rads of radiotherapy, one of four treatment regimens: carmustine (BCNU), high-dose methylprednisolone, procarbazine, or BCNU plus high-dose methylprednisolone. We analyzed the data for the total(More)
The authors conducted a retrospective study of 107 patients treated for syringomyelia associated with arachnoid scarring between 1976 and 1995 at the Departments of Neurosurgery at the Nordstadt Hospital in Hannover, Germany, and the University of California in Los Angeles, California. Twenty-nine patients have not been surgically treated to date because of(More)
OBJECT Because lumbar magnetic resonance (MR) imaging fails to identify a treatable cause of chronic sciatica in nearly 1 million patients annually, the authors conducted MR neurography and interventional MR imaging in 239 consecutive patients with sciatica in whom standard diagnosis and treatment failed to effect improvement. METHODS After performing MR(More)
Grisel's syndrome involves the subluxation of the atlantoaxial joint from inflammatory ligamentous laxity following an infectious process. Even though it was first described in 1830, it is a rare disease usually affecting children, but infrequent adult cases do occur. Patients generally seek treatment for progressive unrelenting throat and neck pain(More)
Chiari type I malformation (CMI; OMIM 118420) is narrowly defined when the tonsils of the cerebellum extend below the foramen magnum, leading to a variety of neurological symptoms. It is widely thought that a small posterior fossa (PF) volume, relative to the total cranial volume leads to a cramped cerebellum and herniation of the tonsils into the top of(More)
Smaller posterior fossa (PF) volume has been suggested to be one of the mechanisms responsible for tonsillar herniation through the foramen magnum in patients with Chiari I malformation (CM I). Although previous radiological analyses of the cranial anatomy have suggested a smaller PF volume in patients with CM I, the relationship of the PF volume to(More)
This volume is a pleasure to read and to look at. Vaccaro, Betz, and Zeidman enlisted a large number of authoritative contributors to put together a comprehensive and current volume on spine surgery. The basic science chapters, covering embryology, anatomy, and biomechanics are beautifully done; and the anatomic considerations that are important during(More)