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Central venous catheterization via the axillary vein was performed in 180 comatose patients with a success rate of 91%. The scarcity of serious nervous (none), thrombotic (6%), hemorrhagic (9.4%), infectious (1.8%), or thoracic (none) complications, the preservation of cerebral venous drainage, a longer distance between puncture site and tracheostomy or… (More)
One hundred and thirty three patients of both sexes were operated on for pituitary tumors with transphenoidal microsurgery. Postoperative complications are discussed.
Post-operative acute oliguric renal failure was treated over a period of 17 days by continuous arterio-venous haemodialysis in man operated on for intracranial tumor. The Authors dwell on the advantages of this dialysis system in neurosurgery.
Neurogenic pulmonary edema (NPE) observed in 4 patients admitted in Neurosurgical Intensive Care au SAH by ruptured a vascular malformation. This complication is unusual (1.9%) and has been observed in comatose patients. For 3 patients, NEP resorption was rapid, from 12 to 72 hours with a treatment by CCPV with a P.E.E.P. and with restoring the… (More)
This observation relates a case of spinal arachnoiditis with paraplegia, for a 56 year old patient hospitalized for a S.A.H. by a ruptured aneurysm of the P.I.C.A. This patient present some complications, requiring a prolonged ventilatory support with a tracheostomy, a ventricular shunt for hydrocephalus. The treatment is only surgical, and the… (More)
Recording brainstem auditory evoked potential (BAEP) in post operative period after neurosurgery is easy. The presence of abnormal BAEP predicts unfavorable outcome in both cases with or without sedation. But in case of normal recording it is impossible to predict surely a favorable outcome.