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Braın aneurysm,surgery, micro surgery

Julia Champey, Patricia Pavese, Hélène Bouvaist, Jean-Philippe Vittoz, Florence Tahon, Omer F Eker, Sandrine Goutier, Christine Recule, Patrice Francois
BACKGROUND: Because neurological failure is the most frequent extra-cardiac complication in Infectious Endocarditis (IE), a brain computerised tomography (CT) scan is usually performed. The benefits of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have not been clearly established. This study aims to clarify the prevalence and type of cerebral lesions in IE detected using MRI and to compare them with those detected using CT scans. METHODS: In the Grenoble University Hospital, patients diagnosed with definite or possible endocarditis according to Duke's criteria were screened from 2010-2012...
2016: Infectious Diseases
Giancarlo D'Andrea, Alessandro Frati, Andrea Pietrantonio, Pietro Familiari, Antonino Raco, Luigi Ferrante
INTRODUCTION: The BrainSuite(®) is a highly integrated operating theater designed mainly for brain tumor surgery. The issues concerning its routine use in vascular neurosurgery have not been discussed in literature to date. We report our experience of surgical treatment of cerebral aneurysms in the BrainSuite(®), with a view to evaluating safety, feasibility, advantages, disadvantages, and contraindications. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospectively, we reviewed all the patients affected by ruptured and unruptured aneurysms that underwent craniotomy with clipping between January 2007 and May 2013 and a subsequent minimum 12-month follow up...
June 2015: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
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