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A posterior paryetal midline subscalp swelling noticed in a 19 month boy, by his family.These nodule had been enlarging slowly since birth. Radiologic imaging revealed that, subscalp lesion is a cyst and there was a communication between cyst and subarachnoid space via a calvarial defect. The other finding was “Vertically positioned straight sinus”. With(More)
Spinal subdural abscess (SSA) is a rare but well-described entity. It may occur secondary to a systemic infectious focus or following a surgical procedure. There are only two SSA cases in the literature that are unrelated to such conditions and without any well-documented etiology. SSA is a neurosurgical emergency and diagnosis may be difficult. Progressive(More)
Background: Infantile myofibromatosis is a proliferative disorder of infancy and early childhood characterized by the development of single or multiple nodular lesions arising from cutaneous or subcutaneous tissue, muscle, bone or visceral organs. In approximately one-third of cases, this myofibroblastic proliferation involves the head and neck region. Case(More)
Elevated serum neuron-specific enolase levels are correlated with brain cell damage. Low scores according to Glasgow Coma Scale are also considered as serious poor prognostic factor. The aims of the study were to investigate whether there is a correlation between the two measurements in patients with traumatic brain injury and whether serum neuron-specific(More)
A case of a primary lumbar epidermoid tumor is described. Intraspinal epidermoid tumors are rare. The differential diagnosis on this case was a nerve sheath tumor, such as aschwannoma, as the tumor entered the dural sac and caused dural ectasia. The diagnostic pitfalls of this feature of the tumor are discussed.
AIM Zygapophysial joints have been a well-recognized source of low back pain. This paper compares the efficacy of lumbar zygapophysial joints blockage and medical therapy in terms of pain relief, loss of working days and recurrence of pain in a population with mechanical low back pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS 80 patients suffering from low(More)
The spontaneous regression of cervical disc herniations is a rare occurrence. Six herniated cervical discs that had regressed spontaneously are presented. All radiological disc regressions correlated well with clinical improvements. We want to underscore the potential for regression that should be considered in the evaluation and management of any patient(More)
BACKGROUND Melanotic schwannomas are tumors of Schwann cell origin, characterized by cytoplasmic deposition of melanin. Melanotic schwannomas are rare. Description of the course of these tumors differs somewhat, but it is generally considered a benign lesion. CLINICAL PRESENTATION A 54-year-old man presented with hypoesthesia, pain and weakness of the(More)
We present the long-term clinical and angiographic follow-up results of 100 consecutive intracranial aneurysms treated with Onyx liquid embolic system (MTI, Irvine, Calif.), either alone or combined with an adjunctive stent, in a single center. A total of 100 aneurysms in 94 patients were treated with endosaccular Onyx packing. Intracranial stenting was(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We present our preliminary experience, including mid-term angiographic and clinical follow-up results, with an alternative technique for the endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms in a series of patients. This new method, previously described in anecdotal case reports, consists of endovascular deployment of an artificial(More)