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A rapid method of definitive low tracheostomy utilizing an original instrument kit and percutaneous approach is described. Through a horizontal, shallow (1.5-cm) skin incision in the neck, a 12-ga needle is introduced into the tracheal lumen. A flexible metal guidewire is gently introduced through the needle, which is then removed. A specially designed… (More)
A case of giant left-sided frontal cerebral Echinococcus cyst causing headaches, galactorrhea--amenorrhea, secondary sterility, and gain in weight in an adult female patient is reported. The operative removal of this huge cyst led to complete neurological and endocrinologic recovery.
This preliminary report summarizes our results with laser surgery in patients with basal meningiomas (8 basilar and 1 intraventricular extending also into the third ventricle). Illustrative preoperative and postoperative CT scans are included. The advantages and limitations of this surgical technique are discussed briefly.
The successful removal of a low clivus chordoma in a 2-year-old child via the anterior transcervical-transclival approach is reported. Diagnostic difficulties due to the sudden onset and progression masquerading as a viral neurological disease are briefly discussed. The cranio-spinal instability following the operations in our case implies that… (More)
Interbody fusion for stabilization of the cervical spine after osteomyelitic destruction of the body of C5 vertebra is reported in a patient with quadriplegia and sphincter disturbances secondary to an epidural abscess. The successful union of the bone graft along with complete neurological recovery after anterior decompression and evacuation of the… (More)
A hematoma in the left iliacus muscle induced by anticoagulant therapy and causing a femoral neuropathy was demonstrated by CT scan. The scan returned to normal after the surgical evacuation of the hematoma. Other possible uses of the CT scan to demonstrate neurological lesions in this region are discussed.
Retropharyngeal abscess complicated by suppuration in the central nervous system, intra- or extraaxial, is rare. Acute transverse myelopathy complicating a retropharyngeal abscess may be more frequent than epidural spinal abscess and usually affects the thoracic cord. Therefore, the occurrence of acute high cervical transverse myelopathy is rarely… (More)