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Khalil J. Chedid and Mokbel K. Chedid

In this paper past, present, and future treatments of degenerative disc disease (DDD) of the lumbar spine are outlined in a straight forward manner. This is done to review previous knowledge of the disease, define current treatment procedures, and discuss future perspectives. An analysis of a subject of this magnitude dictates that one describes as accurate a history as possible: an anatomical/historical “tract” with emphasis on all possible deviations.

Although spinal disorders have been recognized for a long time, the view of DDD as a particular disease entity is a more recent development. In this paper, the authors attempt to outline the history of DDD of the lumbar spine in an unbiased and scientific fashion. Physiological, diagnostic, and therapeutic implications will all be addressed in this study.

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Delayed appearance of a traumatic intracranial aneurysm

Case report and review of the literature

Mokbel K. Chedid, John R. Vender, Steven J. Harrison and Dennis E. McDonnell

✓ Giant traumatic intracranial aneurysms are rare, and thus their incidence and clinical behavior are poorly understood. In most cases, traumatic aneurysms develop and become symptomatic within months following injury. The authors present the case of a 46-year-old war veteran, in whom a giant internal carotid artery aneurysm developed as a result of a penetrating cranial shrapnel injury sustained 25 years earlier during the Vietnam war. The aneurysm had not been evident on previous imaging studies. At surgery, a piece of shrapnel was found embedded in the dome of the aneurysm. The presentation, diagnosis, management, and treatment options related to this lesion are discussed.