Xiaofeng Deng

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OBJECT Intraspinal hemangioblastomas are relatively uncommon benign tumors. The surgical strategies remain controversial, and the risk factors with regard to clinical outcome are unclear. The purpose of this study was to analyze the clinical characteristics, imaging findings, surgical strategies, and functional outcomes associated with intraspinal(More)
Intramedullary spinal schwannomas are rare benign spinal cord tumors and are easily misdiagnosed because of the imaging characteristics shared with intramedullary glioma. Correct preoperative definitive diagnosis is essential for treatment and prognosis. To improve the preoperative diagnostic strategy, clinical and imaging data of seven patients with(More)
Ventricular dilation affects 7% to 10% of patients with Chiari type I malformation (CIM), but the choice of surgical treatment is controversial. To study the surgical approaches for treating CIM with ventricular dilation and to evaluate the efficacy of posterior fossa decompression (PFD), clinical and imaging data of 38 adult patients who received surgical(More)
Spinal cord subependymomas are very rare. Most studies on spinal cord subependymomas have been case reports with literature reviews. This study presented a surgical series of 13 patients with histologically proven spinal cord subependymomas. Their clinical data, radiological findings, operative records, and follow-up outcomes were reviewed. There were 5(More)
OBJECT Intramedullary capillary hemangiomas are exceedingly rare lesions in the spinal cord, and have been previously reported in the literature as case reports. The authors review their experience in 5 surgically treated patients with intramedullary capillary hemangiomas and discuss the clinical features, radiological findings, and surgical outcomes. (More)
OBJECT Neuropathic arthropathy (Charcot joint) caused by syringomyelia is rare and commonly misdiagnosed. Few cases have been reported by neurosurgeons. The aims of this study were to analyze the clinical and imaging presentations of neuropathic arthropathy and to discuss the effect of surgical management of the primary neurological deficits on neuropathic(More)
OBJECT Cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are congenital malformations that may grow in the language cortex but usually do not lead to aphasia. In contrast, language dysfunction is a common presentation for patients with a glioma that involves language areas. The authors attempted to demonstrate the difference in patterns of language cortex(More)
OBJECT Intramedullary neurenteric cysts (NECs) are exceedingly rare lesions and have been previously reported in case reports. The aim of this study was to determine the clinical manifestations, radiological features, and long-term prognosis of patients with such lesions. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed the records of 13 patients with an(More)
OBJECTIVE To elucidate the clinical features, surgical treatment, and long-term outcome in elderly patients with moyamoya disease (MMD). METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 87 elderly patients with MMD at Beijing Tiantan Hospital. Clinical features, radiologic findings, and outcomes were analyzed. RESULTS The mean age at diagnosis was 54.0 ± 3.7 years.(More)
Intramedullary spinal cord gangliogliomas are rare tumors composed of glial components and ganglion cells. These gangliogliomas are generally considered as slow-growing tumors, corresponding histologically to WHO grade I or II. There are few reports of large case series of intramedullary spinal cord gangliogliomas from a single center. We retrospectively(More)