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Long-term follow-up of standard microdiscectomy versus minimal access surgery for lumbar disc herniations.
We present our long-term follow-up results comparing standard open microdiscectomy (SOMD) and minimal access microdiscectomy (MAMD) for single-level lumbar disc herniations. Patients were randomized in two groups receiving either MAMD or SOMD. Physical and mental health and pain relief were assessed...
Various techniques of stent-assisted coil embolization of wide-necked or fusiform artherosclerotic and dissecting unruptured vertebrobasilar...
We retrospectively evaluated 28 cases of unruptured vertebrobasilar aneurysm treated by stent-assisted coiling. Forty-four of the 45 stents placed in 28 patients were deployed at the desired location (97.8 %). Single stent-assisted coiling was performed in 14 aneurysms, a stent-within-a-stent (SWS)...
Surgery of recurrent brain metastases: retrospective analysis of 67 patients.
We evaluated whether re-operation might be a useful measurement for the patients with respect to overall survival and quality of life. We included 67 patients who were treated between 1993 and 2008 in our department. The median age was 59 years. Metastases of 11 different primaries were diagnosed. T...
Possible mechanism of deep brain stimulation for pedunculopontine nucleus-induced urinary incontinence: a virally mediated transsynaptic tra...
Von Bergmann, Kocher, and Krönlein-a triumvirate of pioneers with a common neurosurgical concept.
The rise of a neurosurgical subspecialisation in general surgery was strongly influenced by some key surgeons. In the German-speaking regions of Europe, Ernst von Bergmann, Emil Theodor Kocher and Rudolf Ulrich Krönlein have to be especially highlighted. This article describes their contributions to...
Robot-guided convection-enhanced delivery of carboplatin for advanced brainstem glioma.
We describe the first use of carboplatin for the treatment of advanced DIPG using a robot-guided catheter implantation technique. A 5-year-old boy presented with a pontine mass lesion. The tumor continued to progress despite radiotherapy. Using an in-house modification to neuroinspire stereotactic p...
Preservation of the temporal muscle during the frontotemporoparietal approach for decompressive craniectomy: technical note.
We have performed en-block temporal muscle detachment in decompressive craniectomy patients to avoid esthetic and functional damage to the temporal muscle. Twenty-one patients underwent decompressive craniectomy using a frontotemporoparietal approach. Through a three-leaf clover flap skin incision,...
"Triple R" tonsillar technique for the management of adult Chiari I malformation: surgical note.
We report our surgical technique of reposition, reduction, or resection of the cerebellar tonsils for the management of Chiari I malformation. The procedure was performed in 22 adult patients, in three different centers, with a mean age of 37 years. Clinical complaints included headaches, nuchalgia,...
5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) fluorescence guided surgery of high-grade gliomas in eloquent areas assisted by functional mapping. Our experi...
Only few data are available on the specific topic of 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) guided surgery of high-grade gliomas (HGG) located in eloquent areas. Studies focusing specifically on the post-operative clinical outcome of such patients are yet not available, and it has not been so far explored wh...
Infection rates of external ventricular drains are reduced by the use of silver-impregnated catheters.
We analyze the occurrence of EVD-associated infections, microbiological diagnosis, type of EVD catheter (plain polyurethane vs. silver-impregnated), duration of CSF diversion, primary disease, and outcome. There were a total of 29 patients with EVD infections in the whole study group (7.1 %). A path...