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Abstract Two cases of simultaneous Jefferson fracture of C1 and Type II odontoid fracture requiring surgical stabilization are reported. One patient required early stabilization because alignment could not be maintained in a halo vest, and the second patient required late stabilization for...
Abstract Chemical meningitis resulting from the spillage of the contents of a cystic tumor rarely constitutes the sole manifestation of a cranial or spinal tumor. The case of a man who initially had signs and symptoms of meningitis that on computed tomographic scan was shown to be a...
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Abstract We determined the incidence of acute, major complications in a population of 28,395 patients who underwent lumbar laminectomy for discogenic radiculopathy in the United States in 1980. This population was drawn from a broad cross-section of community hospitals and represented 31% of all...
Abstract Repair of cranial defects for brain protection and aesthetics is currently a surgical problem for which there is no completely satisfactory solution. Material used for repair of cranial defects should ideally be incorporated by the body and provided a blood supply. No substance to date,...
Abstract A retrospective analysis of the cases of 173 patients operated on for aneurysms and admitted to a neurosurgical service early after subarachnoid hemorrhage was conducted with respect to white blood cell (WBC) count and highest daily temperature. Daily trends for the development of...
Abstract Three patients, ages 69, 67, and 74 years, respectively, underwent surgical removal of cystic cerebellar astrocytomas. All three had past histories pointing to the existence of a cerebellar lesion for many decades prior to surgery: Patient 1 had had nystagmus on lateral gaze on the side...
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