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Abstract Review of 70 children presenting with a solitary nontraumatic lump on the head revealed that 61% ofthe lesions were dermoid tumor, 9% were cephalhematoma deformans, 1% were eosinophilic granuloma, and 4% were occult menin goceles and encephaloceles. Most of the dermoid cysts occurred...
Abstract Early in 1887 the first well-documented total removal of an unequivocal brain tumor in America was carried out in New York City by Robert F. Weir. The patient died during the immediate postoperative period. Later in the same year in Philadelphia, W. W. Keen also removed a large...
Abstract We examined and managed two patients with posterior fossa dural arteriovenous malformations (DAVMs) and papilledema. Both DAVMs had venous drainage into the transverse, straight, and sigmoid dural venous sinuses. The mechanism of papilledema in the first case was presumed venous...
Abstract To investigate the intracellular physiology of cerebral arterial vasospasm after subaraehnoid hemorrhage (SAH), we measured the activity of three protein kinases related to vascular smooth muscle function. Myosin light chain kinase (MLCK), cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP)-dependent...
Abstract Effects of the the severity of closed head injury (CHI) on verbal learning and memory and visual recognition memory were studied at base line and on a 1-year follow-up examination in 58 pediatric admissions sampled from three age ranges, 6 - 8 , 9-12, and 13-15 years. Within each age...
Abstract A 3-year-old boy with a septated syrinx and several other dysraphic features is presented. The literature regarding the cause, diagnosis, and pathology of septation in syringomyelia is reviewed. This case raises two points. First, the septated pattern may be associated with an elevated...
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