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Clemente Robles, Ana Maria Sedano, Noe Vargas-Tentori, and Sonia Galindo-Virgen

I n October, 1979, we reported the first successful treatment of a patient with cysticercosis of the central nervous system with praziquantel. 16 At that time the lack of any effective medical treatment for cysticercosis gave importance to this therapeutic observation which, since then, has been confirmed by many others. 1–3, 5, 7, 10–12, 15, 17, 18 We have now treated 610 patients with this anthelmintic drug. The aim of this communication is to report the long-term results of treatment with praziquantel in 141 patients with neurocysticercosis. These

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Fatma Ozlen, Ali Metin Kafadar, Bashar Abuzayed, Mustafa Onur Ulu, Cihan Isler, Reza Dashti, and Pamir Erdincler

, 50 In this article we present our experience in the surgical treatment of metopic synostosis by orbital bandeau remodeling and the floating forehead model of Fessier. The aim of this article is to demonstrate the application of the main principles of trigonocephaly surgery in a more easily reproducible fashion, supported by the long-term results of our series. Methods Patient Population Forty-eight patients in whom nonsyndromic trigonocephaly was diagnosed between 1990 and 2009 were treated with frontoorbital bandeau remodeling, frontal bone rotation

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Gary J. Redekop, Kost V. Elisevich, Laurie E. Gaspar, Karen P. Wiese, and Charles G. Drake

Conventional radiation therapy has been used in the treatment of AVM's for many years, 3, 7, 13, 18, 21, 29, 34, 38, 40–42, 51, 52 but there are limited data pertaining to specific treatment parameters, long-term results, and complications. In many publications, the details of prior therapy, dosimetry, field size, and delivery have been incomplete. Irradiation doses were frequently low and given over a prolonged period. Follow-up evaluation was unsystematic and did not routinely include angiography. Since all forms of stereotactic radiosurgery have been designed to improve

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Tatsuya Kobayashi, Yoshihisa Kida, Yoshimasa Mori, and Toshinori Hasegawa

been difficult to cure or completely control craniopharyngiomas, and late radiation injury of surrounding organs remains a potentially serious side effect. 3–6, 19 Recently, stereotactic radiosurgery has been found to be effective and safe for craniopharyngioma treatment. 2, 11, 12, 20 This report is a retrospective analysis of the long-term results in 98 patients treated using a combination of surgery and GKS at Komaki City Hospital. We also evaluated the effects of radiation dose reduction. Clinical Material and Methods Of the 107 patients with

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Carlo Alvisi, Marziano Cerisoli, Marco Giulioni, and Lorenzo Guerra

continued stress caused by the normal everyday variations in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) hydrodynamics. Acquired lesions are usually classified as those in which trauma, surgery, and inflammation are believed to be causative or contributory factors. In the absence of such history the lesion may be considered congenital or idiopathic. This report concerns the long-term results of 17 patients with surgically treated congenital intradural spinal arachnoid cysts. Clinical Material and Methods The charts of 17 patients with symptoms of spinal arachnoid cyst admitted at our

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Stefano Ferraresi, Elisabetta Basso, Lorenzo Maistrello, Alba Scerrati, and Piero Di Pasquale

. Thoracic dysesthesias are the second most typical problem encountered after surgery. They do not entail a very significant deficit, but many patients refer to them as very annoying and probably depend on the violation, even for a short territory, of the spinocerebellar tracts. The position is immediately dorsolateral to the dorsal horn. They tend to disappear with time, but this is unpredictable. We have several patients still experiencing this exquisitely subjective problem after many years. Short- and Long-Term Results 6:57 Immediately after surgery, we have a good

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Hiroshi K. Inoue

R adiosurgery is an alternative treatment for vestibular schwannomas. 11 More than 24,000 patients worldwide have undergone GKS through December 2003. A relatively high incidence of cranial nerve complications, such as trigeminal and facial palsies, has been reported in the literature in the early years. 8, 13, 16 Larger vestibular schwannomas have not been considered appropriate targets for high-dose radiosurgery because of the risk of radiation injury to surrounding neural structures, especially the brainstem. More recently, however, long-term results of

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Matthias H. Morgalla, Bernd E. Will, Florian Roser, and Marcos Tatagiba

aggressive medical treatment, a critical situation arises. The last option a neurosurgeon is left with results in a decompressive craniectomy. One important drawback of this operation seems to be the unsatisfactory long-term outcome. Therefore, we have examined the long-term results of acute decompressive craniectomies after TBI depending on the indication, timing, and operative procedure. We were interested to find whether the longterm outcome justifies such a procedure. Methods Patient Population In the 3-year period from 2000 to 2002, 33 patients (20 males and

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The long-term results of chymopapain chemonucleolysis for lumbar disc disease

Ten-year follow-up results in 268 patients injected at the Mayo Clinic

Robert J. Maciunas and Burton M. Onofrio

unsuccessful open procedure on the same side at the same interspace; with compensation or litigation pending; with a history of a work-related injury; with employment involving heavy manual labor or extensive driving; and with preinjection plain spine x-ray films indicating retrograde spondylolisthesis. Chemonucleolysis with chymopapain is demonstrated to be a safe and effective treatment of radicular complaints referable to documented intervertebral disc disease. The long-term results compare favorably to those of similarly selected patients undergoing open surgical

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Yoshiyasu Iwai, Kazuhiro Yamanaka, and Hidetoshi Ikeda

, 25 , 30 The long-term results of radiosurgery for skull base meningiomas have been reported. 17 , 34 We have reported on the usefulness of low-dose radiosurgery for skull base meningiomas in a prior publication. 10 We studied the usefulness of low-dose radiosurgery in tumors close to a critical organ (such as the optic nerve), 8 large recurring tumors, residual tumor volume after surgery, or in tumors that are difficult to resect because of their location or because of the patient's condition. 9 In the present study, we provide the data from an expanded