Ville Vuorinen

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BACKGROUND Patients with radiologically (MRI and/or CT images) suspected malignant glioma is referred to radiotherapy after craniotomy and resection of the tumour or after diagnostic biopsy. Patients with poor preoperative status and elderly patients are diagnosed more often by biopsy and treated by radiotherapy rather than by craniotomy and tumour(More)
OBJECTIVE Using current surgical methods, cranioplasty is associated with a high complication rate. We analyzed if there are preexisting medical conditions associated with complications and compared the effect of different implant materials on the degree of complications. METHODS A retrospective review of the medical records of all patients who underwent(More)
The purpose of the study was to examine the response of the endoneurium of the rat sciatic nerve after removal of the epi- and perineurium. For this purpose, segments (4-5 mm long) of the whole epi- and perineurium around the rat sciatic nerve were microsurgically removed (the peel-off area) and the endoneurium was left intact. The post-operative changes(More)
The expression of B1 laminin and type IV collagen was followed in the microsurgically isolated endoneurium of transected rat sciatic nerves from 3 days until 8 weeks. Northern hybridizations revealed that after nerve transection the proximal stumps of denervated, as well as freely regenerating, nerves showed a markedly increased expression of laminin and(More)
Cell proliferation indices of 31 primary intracranial haemangiopericytomas (HPC) and their recurrences and metastases were correlated with the long-term recurrence, metastasis and survival rates. Paraffin-embedded specimens were used for K-67, PCNA and p53 immunostainings and for estimation of S-phase fraction (S-PF) in flow cytometry. The median Ki-67 and(More)
BACKGROUND The signal of choline containing compounds (Cho) in proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) is elevated in brain tumors. [11C]choline uptake as assessed using positron emission tomography (PET) has also been suggested to be higher in brain tumors than in the normal brain. We examined whether quantitative analysis of choline accumulation(More)
Endoneurial cell response and type of nerve fibre damage were studied after perineural injections of 7% phenol-aqua and pure glycerol. Our previous studies have shown that phenol and glycerol induce different types of nerve fibre degeneration after intraneural injections: phenol dissolves axons and Schwann cells inside the basal lamina tubes but glycerol(More)
During the first 2 weeks after an injury to peripheral nerve, endoneurial cells proliferate and express integrin beta 1 and mRNA for collagen types I and III. Clinical results for surgical repair within this time are clearly better than those obtained after delayed (months after original injury) surgery. The question of whether this is due to changes in the(More)
The present investigation is a continuation of previous studies showing taxol-induced changes up to 4 weeks after a nerve crush. To evaluate the long-term cellular response to taxol, we have extended our morphological analysis of these changes in the taxol-treated nerve crush for up to 40 weeks after a single injection of taxol (PI). The results showed that(More)
I-125 seeds were permanently implanted into 25 parasellar-clival meningiomas (median age of patients, 56 y) and 19 globoid meningiomas in the elderly (median age of patients, 77 y) using stereotactic technique and 3-D dose planning. Total dose at the tumour margin was increased during the series from 100 Gy to 150 Gy. The procedure caused no mortality and(More)