World Neurosurg. 2014 Mar-Apr;81(3-4):651.e1-7. Marcelo Galarza, M.D., M.Sc. 1, Claire Isaac, M.D. 2, Olga Pellicer Porcar, Ph.D. 3, Andrew Mayes, M.D. 2, Paul Broks, M.D. 2, Daniela Montaldi, M.D. 2, Christine Denby, M.D. 2, and Frederick Simeone, M.D. 4 1- Regional Department of Neurosurgery, “Virgen de la Arrixaca” University Hospital, Murcia, Spain; 2- Department of Psychology and Radiology, University of Sheffield, UK; 3- Department of Health Psychology, University Miguel Hernández, Elche, Spain;4- Department of Neurosurgery Jefferson Faculty Foundation, Philadelphia, USA. OBJECTIVE: We present the case of a professional jazz guitarist with temporal lobe epilepsy secondary to an arteriovenous cerebral malformation. CASE DESCRIPTION: The patient underwent a left temporal lobectomy in…Details
Microdiscectomy with and without insertion of interspinous device for herniated disc at the L5-S1 level.
J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Oct 3. [Epub ahead of print] Galarza M, Gazzeri R, De la Rosa P, Martínez-Lage JF. The role of interspinous devices (ISD) after lumbar herniated disc surgery for the prevention of postoperative back pain is controversial. The aim of this comparative prospective study was to determine outcomes in a selective cohort with L5-S1 disc herniation and degenerative disc changes after microdiscectomy with or without insertion of an ISD. One hundred and two consecutive patients underwent an L5-S1 microdiscectomy with or without implantation of an ISD. Group 1 consisted of 47 patients, with mild (n=22), moderate (n=14) or severe (n=11) degenerative disc changes who had microdiscectomy alone.…Details