Youssef Al-Said

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BACKGROUND Cerebellar swelling with obstructive hydrocephalus is a rare but life threatening condition, associated with different etiologies, familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) being rarely one of them. PATIENT 2-year-7-month old boy presented with irritability, cerebellar dysfunction, and somnolence. Brain MRI showed marked diffuse(More)
Hemiplegic migraine is a rare form of migraine variant. It is characterized by recurrent attacks of headache associated with temporary neurological deficit, usually unilateral hemiparesis or hemiplegia. It can be difficult to distinguish from migrainous stroke clinically, and a full neurological work-up and careful review of medical history and symptoms are(More)
Introduction: Despite recent advances in neuroimaging and microsurgical techniques, surgical resection of spinal cord tumours remains a challenge. However, the evolution with advances and refinement of neurophysiological equipment and methodologies, intra-operative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) is now regarded as an essential adjunct to the surgical(More)
Cardiac myxoma is the most common primary tumor of the heart, located mainly in the left atrium. Cerebral embolization or intracranial aneurysm formation as a consequence of left atrial myxomas has been well documented, whereas myxoma embolization causing the combination of cerebral infarction and intracranial myxomatous aneurysm is rare. We report herein,(More)
BACKGROUND Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) has been approved for the treatment of refractory partial epilepsy in adults and children over 12 years of age. Later on, its application expanded to include younger children and other types of epilepsy. We report our experience with this treatment modality for refractory epilepsy in Saudi Arabia. DESIGN AND(More)
Turnaround time is one of the most important healthcare performance indicators. King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia worked on reducing the reports turnaround time of the neurophysiology lab from more than two weeks to only five working days for 90% of cases. The main quality improvement methodology used was the FOCUS(More)
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