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Jan-Mar 2019, Volume 1, Issue 1

Aesthetic and psychological outcomes of cranioplasty, polymethyl methacrylate versus titanium mesh

Enviado por admin el Lun, 01/31/2022 - 01:17

Problems with appearance may negatively affect the mental health of individuals with disfigurement so, cranioplasty has an important role in improving the physical appearance of patients as well as their psychological symptoms. This study aims to highlight the aesthetic as well as the psychological outcomes of cranioplasty using the two most widely used synthetic graft materials; polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and titanium mesh.

Endovascular treatment with coil Penumbra of a large aneurysm of the right ophthalmic segment

Enviado por admin el Mar, 04/09/2019 - 20:21

Coiling is the most common endovascular technique used for the treatment of aneurysms. Different types are available and Penumbra coils are a new option in the endovascular armamentarium.

CSF leakage and bone erosion caused by cysts in basal cistern neurocysticercosis treated by endoscopy

Enviado por admin el Mar, 04/09/2019 - 20:12

Neuroendoscopy is a diagnostic and therapeutic method of various forms of neurocysticercosis. Extraparenchymal neurocysticercosis is able to produce bone and dural erosion, so must be considered in the differential diagnosis of cerebrospinal fluid.

First experience using 5-ALA for high grade gliomas in the Almenara Hospital

Enviado por admin el Mar, 04/09/2019 - 20:04

The infiltrative nature of malignant gliomas make their resection a challenge to neurosurgeons. 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) is a drug that helps to properly delimit the edges of a high-grade glioma, by using a modified microscope, and thus increases the degree of tumor resection, ultimately improving the prognosis of the disease.

Prognostic factors in the survival of patients operated of astrocytoma grade II

Enviado por admin el Mar, 04/09/2019 - 19:43

Survival of patients operated on Astrocytoma grade II in our hospital is 56.7 months, with the factors of better prognosis being the "low risk" group and the total resection. Its classification into prognostic risk groups based on pre-surgical clinical data helps us predict survival before surgery.

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