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Nicholas A. Halasz and John C. Kennady

. Moderate arteriosclerotic changes in the coronary vessels were present and it was thought that the cause of death was a sudden arrhythmia. Review and Analysis of Literature ( Table 1 ) TABLE 1 Summary of cases in literature Case No. and Source Age and Sex Side Mass Pain Ischemic Symptoms Treatment Outcome 1. Dimtza 9 1956 53 F L 1yr. 1yr. Hypalgesia, astereognosis Excision, end-to-end anastomosis. Occlusion: 14 min. Symptoms cleared well at 1 yr. 2. Thompson & Austin 20 1957 77 F

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Burton L. Wise, Jacob L. Mathis and Ernest Jawetz

of Meningitis Treatment Outcome Comment 1 2½ F Compound skull fracture, burr holes Scalp wound infection Intrathecal Polymyxin B; 1 week—relapse 3 weeks—cure Cure Reported in ref. 8 2 3 F Cerebellar astrocytoma incomplete resection Wound dehiscence with CSF leak Intramuscular penicillin & terramycin Intrathecal Polymyxin B, 3 doses Death Meningitis present about 3 weeks before therapy begun 3 10 F Cerebellar astrocytoma, incomplete resection Indwelling lumbar intrathecal catheter Intramuscular penicillin

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Frances K. Conley, Richard D. Hamilton and Yoshio Hosobuchi

's 9 patient had bilateral muscle embolization of the fistulas when it became apparent during an attempted right-sided trapping procedure that bilateral fistulas were present. The only deficit remaining was bilateral abducens palsy. TABLE 1 Summary of nine cases of angiographically demonstrated bilateral carotid-cavernous fistulas Author, Year Etiology Treatment Outcome Mason, et al. , 1954 trauma surgery residual bilateral abducens palsy; hypalgesia divisions l, 2 of CN V Zander, 1959 trauma surgery

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Joan L. Venes, Bennett A. Shaywitz and Dennis D. Spencer

amiss. Whether or not this period of poor perfusion significantly altered the outcome in this severely ill child is problematical; however, severe ischemia of this degree occurring on a background of marginal perfusion pressure must be considered to contribute to the poor treatment outcome. Case 12 This boy, aged 14 years and 10 months, had a history of a mild viral illness. He was brought to the emergency room of a local hospital for evaluation of increasingly combative behavior alternating with periods of lethargy. Because of a prior psychiatric history

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Thomas J. Eberts and Robert C. Ransburg

Findings Histology Treatment Outcome 1 Bestle, 1968 F, 13 suprasellar, behind headache, visual endodermal sinus radiation therapy alive 5½ anterior clinoid disturbance tumor, germinoma (2 courses) years postop process 2 M, 11 parapineal, filled headache, psychic endodermal sinus died first third ventricle, involved change, visual tumor with dermoid day postop thalamus & disturbance, dizziness, cyst in pineal region basal ganglia

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Treatment of spinal epidural metastases

Randomized prospective comparison of laminectomy and radiotherapy

Ronald F. Young, Elisabeth M. Post and Gerald A. King

al. 13 These authors concentrated almost exclusively on ambulation as a measure of treatment outcome. A comparison of their results with those of the present study shows that 46% of their patients compared with 45% of ours were ambulatory after surgery plus RT, whereas 49% of their patients and 54% of ours were ambulatory after RT alone. The differences between the two treatment groups are not statistically significant in either study and represent a remarkable similarity in final outcomes. Livingston and Perrin 19 reported that 58 of a group of 100 patients were

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Judith A. Murovic, James P. Ongley, Joseph C. Parker Jr. and Larry K. Page

TABLE 1 Pure pineal yolk-sac tumors (10 cases) Case No. Author, Year Sex, Age (yrs) Treatment * Outcome 1 Albrechtsen, et al. , 1972 M, 15 surgery died immediately postop 2 M, 20 surgery died immediately postop 3 Scully & McNeely, 1974 F, 12 radiotherapy died postop (removal of spinal cord metastases) 4 Burger & Vogel, 1976 M, 24 VA shunt massive hemorrhage into tumor 5 Prioleau & Wilson, 1976 M, 20 surgery, radiotherapy, & chemotherapy alive at 12 mos 6

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Edward B. Healton, George Zito, Prem Chauhan and John C. M. Brust

. There was surrounding edema in two cases and marked mass effect in one of these. Despite neurological symptoms, CT was initially normal in two cases. 13, 18 Differentiation from cerebral neoplasm or other granuloma could not be accomplished by CT scan alone; multiple small enhancing lesions in the basilar cisterns, previously reported in sarcoidosis, 12 were not present in these cases. Nineteen patients were treated with surgical resection, corticosteroids, or both. We have classified treatment outcome into the following four categories ( Table 3 ): significant

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Eugenio Pozzati, Claudio Grossi and Roberto Padovani

traffic accidents in all but one patient (Case 4), who sustained occipital trauma during a seizure. Direct trauma to the occipital region occurred in three cases (Cases 3, 4, and 6). Admission to the hospital was within 5 hours after the injury in all cases. TABLE 1 Clinical symptoms, CT findings, treatment, and outcome in seven cases of traumatic intracerebellar hematoma * Case No. Age (yrs), Sex Clinical Presentation GCS Score CT Findings Surgical Treatment Outcome Size (cm) Location Brain-stem Cisterns

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Kenneth Shapiro and Anthony Marmarou

plus diffuse cerebral swelling developed intracranial hypertension requiring treatment. Outcome Five of the patients in this series died. Two of the deaths were due to uncontrolled intracranial hypertension. In both children, ICP rose rapidly within the first 6 hours after injury and was refractory to both mannitol and barbiturate therapy. Another death was caused by the medical complications of management; the other two deaths were caused by injuries outside the central nervous system (CNS). Of the survivors, 76% had good outcomes or were moderately disabled