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Hydrocephalus in pediatric population. Experience in the Neurosurgery Department of the Baca Ortiz Pediatric Hospital, Quito-Ecuador, 2016-2019
Experience in the surgical treatment of pituitary adenomas at the Guillermo Almenara Hospital in 2019-2020
Pituitary adenomas constitute 25% of the primary benign neoplasms of the brain and can be functional or non-functional, or depending on their size they can be microadenomas, macroadenomas, and giant adenomas. They are mainly treated by surgery using the either transcranial or transsphenoidal approach. We show the experience in the surgical treatment of pituitary adenomas in the Guillermo Almenara National Hospital from January 2019 to May 2020.
Malfunction of the valvular shunting system in children. Experience in the Neurosurgery Department of the Baca Ortiz Pediatric Hospital, Quito-Ecuador, 2016-2019
Embolization of ruptured giant aneurysm of the medium cerebral artery followed by surgical evacuation of intracerebral hematoma
Early endovascular therapy of a ruptured giant aneurysm associated with intracerebral hematoma avoids the need for clipping of the aneurysm, thereby avoiding the need for greater brain retraction, edema, transient clipping, as well as the possibility of intraoperative rupture, thus achieving timely and adequate management of this pathology.
Experience in diagnostic and treatment of central nervous system tumors in children less than 2 years at the Baca Ortiz Pediatric Hospital, Quito-Ecuador, 2016-2019
Tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) in children between 0 and 2 years of age are infrequent, so their diagnosis and treatment constitute an important challenge for every pediatric neurosurgical center, to which is added the comorbidities typical of this age. The objective of this study was to describe the diagnostic and therapeutic experience of a neurosurgical Department of national reference in Quito, Ecuador.
Neurosurgery as a medical discipline has always been on the cutting edge of technology and the latest advancements. It’s not a surprise why modern neurosurgeons actively utilize various social media platforms, in order to share the latest news or showcase interesting cases they face daily. From Twitter to LinkedIn neurosurgical professionals of the world share the knowledge and connect with each other in order to advance their skills to the next level.
Rosai-Dorfman disease is a pathology of histiocytic, proliferative, idiopathic and benign type characterized by sinus histiocytosis and massive lymphadenopathy. The most frequent clinical presentation is painless bilateral cervical lymphadenopathy. Extra-nodal involvement occurs in 43% of cases and central nervous system (CNS) involvement in 4%. We present a case of this rare entity.