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Currently, there is no general consensus about the management of osteoporotic vertebral fractures (OVF). In the past, conservative treatment for at least one month was deemed appropriate for the majority of vertebral fractures. When pain persisted after conservative treatment, it was necessary to consider surgical interventions including: vertebroplasty for… (More)
The term “low back pain syndrome” represents a complex nosological entity. The therapeutic approach is often only symptomatic and not etiologic. Since 2013, 186 patients (97 males and 89 females, mean age 59.8 years) have undergone microsurgery for lumbar disc hernia or lumbar segmental stenosis. Among these patients, 23 had been previously treated with… (More)
A case of migration into a lateral ventricle of a Raimondi ventriculoperitoneal uni-shunt system is reported.
The ability of humans to predict and explain other people’s behaviour by attributing independent mental states such as desires and beliefs to them, is considered to be due to our ability to construct a “Theory of Mind”. Recently, several neuroimaging studies have implicated the medial frontal lobes as playing a critical role in a dedicated “mentalizing” or… (More)
The authors present three cases of orbital angioma (two with serious spontaneous hemorrhage) and discuss the symptomatology, the diagnostic procedures and operability. The pertinent literature is reviewed.
A rare case of intracerebral abscess caused by aspergillus fumigatus located in the right occipital region is described; pathogenesis, prognosis and treatment of this particular infection are discussed.
Lumbar disk herniation (LDH) is a degenerative pathology. Although LDH generally occurs without migration of the fragment to the levels above or below, in 10% of the cases, this circumstance might happen. In these cases, the standard interlaminar approach, described by Caspar cannot be performed without laminotomies, interlaminectomies, or partial or total… (More)
The Authors, after a brief discussion of current therapies used in the treatment of cerebral abscesses, present a series of 10 cases treated topically with antibiotics (through drill-hole and puncturing of the abscess). The determining role of CT scan in this technique is emphasised.
Between the 80% and 90% of vertebral fractures in over 65 years people are due to osteoporosis. Over the 30% of patients affected by vertebral osteoporosis fractures needs of surgical treatment and the 12% presents complications requiring an invasive surgical approach. We report an unusual case of spontaneous corpectomy and anterior arthrodesis occurred in… (More)
The possibility of lumbosacral root involvement caused by lateral recess stenosis is discussed. The anatomy of the lateral recess, its pathology and the correct surgical approach are considered.