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Acta Neurochirurgica

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  1. Expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP) in cerebral cavernous malformations: immunohistochemical analysis of MMP-2, -9 and TIMP-2.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(2):179 (2007) PMID 17043747

    Hemorrhage from cerebral vascular malformations such as cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) can result in significant mortality and morbidity, but its underlying mechanism is undetermined. Excessive degradation of the vascular matrix by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), proteolytic enzymes tha...
  2. Intrasellar malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST).

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(2):201 (2007) PMID 17195046

    Intracranial malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) and intrasellar schwannomas are rare tumors. We describe a case of an intrasellar schwannoma with progression to a MPNST, a finding that, although very rare, extends the differential diagnosis of intrasellar lesions.
  3. Microbleeds on gradient-echo T2(*)-weighted MR images from patients with multiple simultaneous intracerebral haemorrhages.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(2):171 (2007) PMID 17211554

    Multiple simultaneous intracerebral haemorrhages (ICH) occur rarely and the mechanism remains unknown. In this report, we compare several clinical factors of multiple haemorrhages, including microbleeds, with single intracerebral haemorrhages and discuss a potential explanation for their occurre...
  4. Recovery of the blood pressure - cerebral flow relation after carotid stenting in elderly patients.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(2):131 (2007) PMID 16964557

    As a sensitive and convenient means for the cerebral hemodynamic monitoring, dynamic cerebral autoregulation testing could be especially useful in medical conditions where less invasive diagnostics and therapies are preferred. This study analysed the effect of carotid stenting on dynamic autoreg...
  5. Mild traumatic brain injuries: the impact of early intervention on late sequelae. A randomized controlled trial.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(2):151 (2007) PMID 17252176

    Positive results from early clinical intervention of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) patients by rehabilitation specialists have been reported. Various treatments have been used, but few controlled studies are published. We hypothesised that early rehabilitation of selected MTBI patients woul...
  6. Implantation of a distractible titanium cage after cervical corpectomy: technical experience in 20 consecutive cases, by M. Payer, Volume 148, Issue 11, November 2006, Pages 1173-1180.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(2):213; author reply 213 (2007) PMID 17277904

  7. Navigation-assisted transsphenoidal deflation of a detachable balloon in the cavernous sinus after embolization of a direct carotid-cavernous fistula.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(2):207 (2007) PMID 17242850

    We describe a case of transsphenoidal deflation of a detachable balloon after embolization of a carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF). The patient developed complete third and sixth nerve palsies immediately after detachable balloon embolization of the CCF, which was considered to be caused by caverno...
  8. Custom made cranioplasty prostheses in porous hydroxy-apatite using 3D design techniques: 7 years experience in 25 patients.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(2):161 (2007) PMID 17242849

    None of the materials currently used to reconstruct skull defects is fully satisfactory. Their biological and physical properties are very different to those of natural bone. Solid state, high porosity hydroxy-apatite (HA) seems to be a good support for bone regeneration within the prostheses, e...
  9. Surgical resection of tumors located in subcortex of language area.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(2):123 (2007) PMID 16990990

    Although functional mapping facilitates the planning of surgery in and around eloquent areas, the resection of tumors adjacent to language areas remains challenging. In this report, we took notice that the language areas (Broca's and Wernicke's) present at the perisylvian fissure. We posit that ...
  10. Francesco Rizzoli (1809-1880) and the elusive case of Giulia: the description of an "arteriovenous aneurysm passing through the wall of the skull".

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(2):191 (2007) PMID 17195047

    The improved knowledge of the clinical and haemodynamical aspects of extracranial arteriovenous malformations in the 18th century provided a foundation for the understanding and treatment of cerebrovascular pathology. It was not until the late 19th century that detailed clinicopathological repor...