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See detailL'équilibre sagittal dans la pathologie rachidienne.
RACARU, Tudor ULg; MARTIN, Didier ULg

Scientific conference (2013, June 05)

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See detailLa hernie discale lombaire paralysante : une urgence chirurgicale ? Réflexion à propos d'une série de 24 patients et des données de la littérature.
DUBUISSON, Annie ULg; Borlon, S.; SCHOLTES, Félix ULg et al

in Neuro-Chirurgie (2013), 59(2), 64-8

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Paralysing lumbar disc herniation (LDH): what and when to do? Few studies have analyzed the optimal timing of surgery in case of paralysing LDH. METHODS: Twenty-four charts were ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Paralysing lumbar disc herniation (LDH): what and when to do? Few studies have analyzed the optimal timing of surgery in case of paralysing LDH. METHODS: Twenty-four charts were retrospectively reviewed of patients suffering of LDH with severe motor deficit. RESULTS: There were 16 men and eight women. Mean age was 45.1 years. Seventeen patients suffered of lumbar pain, 15 of radicular pain and all of a severe motor deficit, implying mostly the ankle flexion (17 patients). LDH was most frequently located at L4/L5 or L5/S1 level. Surgery was proposed to all patients at the end of the consultation. Nine patients were operated within 48 hours. The mean interval between onset of motor deficit and operation was 20 days. The statistical analysis did not reveal any significant difference among different prognostic factors between the 17 patients with good motor recovery and the seven patients with poor motor recovery. In particular the operative delay did not appear to influence the degree of motor recovery. Literature review on paralysing LDH provides five published series since 1996, including 28 to 116 patients. Two series, including the single prospective one, conclude that the degree of recovery of motor function is inversely related to the degree and duration of motor deficit. CONCLUSIONS: Our retrospective series of 24 operated paralysing LDH did not reveal any prognostic factor for motor recovery. There is no evidence based medicine data in the literature about the optimal timing of decompressive surgery. A relative consensus exists among spine surgeons for paralysing LDH: since operative indication is obvious, surgery should be done as soon as possible. [less ▲]

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See detailBone mass of the calvarium
SIMONI, Paolo ULg; STULKO, Jennifer ULg; BEN MUSTAPHA, Selma ULg et al

in Skeletal Radiology (2013), 42

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See detailPost-traumatic thoracic outlet syndrome
DUBUISSON, Annie ULg; lamotte, Catherine; FOIDART, Marguerite ULg et al

in Acta Neurochirurgica (2012)

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See detailIs paralysing lumbar disc herniation a surgical emergency ?
DUBUISSON, Annie ULg; BORLON, Sarah ULg; NGUYEN KHAC, Minh-Tuan ULg et al

Conference (2011, March 26)

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See detailLa main de Gilliatt-Sumner ou le syndrome de défilé cervicothoracique neurogène vrai. A propos de sept cas opérés.
DUBUISSON, Annie ULg; NGUYEN KHAC, Minh-Tuan ULg; SCHOLTES, Félix ULg et al

in Neuro-Chirurgie (2011), 57(1), 9-14

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The clinical picture of hand atrophy related to a cervical rib or elongated C7 transverse process was well described in the modern literature by Gilliatt and Sumner; in 1970, they ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The clinical picture of hand atrophy related to a cervical rib or elongated C7 transverse process was well described in the modern literature by Gilliatt and Sumner; in 1970, they reported a series of nine patients whose motor status was stabilized following brachial plexus decompression. We report here seven patients suffering from thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), who developed hand atrophy, sometimes because of diagnostic delay. METHODS: The patient's charts were analysed retrospectively. RESULTS: The seven patients were all female; the mean age was 43 years. The first complaints were arm pain and paresthesias lasting six months to 5 years. Three patients were treated with C56/C67 discectomy plus disc prosthesis (one patient), ulnar neurolysis at the elbow (the same patient), carpal tunnel release (one patient), and intravenous immunoglobulins (one patient) before TOS diagnosis. Hand atrophy, severe in five patients, was present at presentation. All patients underwent brachial plexus decompression by the anterior (four), posterior (two), or transaxillary (one) approach. This last approach was completed 18 months later by brachial plexus neurolysis via the anterior approach. Postoperatively, motor deficit was improved in two patients and stabilized in five patients. CONCLUSIONS: Physicians' unfamiliarity with TOS diagnosis or their reluctance to accept the diagnosis without electrical confirmation can lead to hand atrophy. Brachial plexus decompression at this stage usually stabilizes the deficit. [less ▲]

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See detail36-year-old man with sudden severe headache.
SIMONI, Paolo ULg; MEUNIER, Benoît ULg; Deprez, Manuel ULg et al

in Skeletal Radiology (2011), 40(10), 1361-21387-8

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See detailPostoperative sialadenitis with chronic brachial plexopathy
Reuter, Gilles; Racaru, Tudor ULg; Nguyen khac, Minh-Tuan et al

Poster (2010, March 20)

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See detailEncéphalocèle orbitaire post-traumatique bilatéral
Racaru, Tudor ULg; Nguyen Khac, Minh-Tuan ULg; Scholtes, Félix ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2010), 65

L'encéphalocèle orbitaire aigu traumatique est une entité rare. Selon Pubmed moins de 25 cas ont été raportés. Nous présentons le premier cas d'encéphalocèle post-traumatique bilatéral provoqué par une ... [more ▼]

L'encéphalocèle orbitaire aigu traumatique est une entité rare. Selon Pubmed moins de 25 cas ont été raportés. Nous présentons le premier cas d'encéphalocèle post-traumatique bilatéral provoqué par une fracture enfoncement du toit de l'orbite. Un traitement rapide est nécessaire pour éviter l'hypertension intra-orbitaire qui peut être responsable de lésions dégénératives du nerf optique. La réparation du toit de l'orbite nécessite une reconstruction rigide pour éviter la transmission de variations de la pression intra-crânienne. Dans le cas rapporté, la reconstruction du toit de l'orbite a été effectuée par voie crânienne sous-frontale à l'aide d'un mélange de poudre d'os à la colle biologique soutenu par un treillis en titane fixé avec des vis [less ▲]

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See detailDoes radiation treatment delay affect survival in glioblastoma
Robe, Pierre ULg; Nguyen-Khac, Minh-Tuan ULg; Lenelle, Jacques ULg et al

in Surgical Neurology (2009), 72(5), 519

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See detailDoes radiation treatment delay affect survival in glioblastoma ?
Robe, Pierre ULg; Nguyen Khac, Minh-Tuan ULg; Lenelle, Jacques ULg et al

Conference (2009, March 21)

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See detailThe Gilliatt-Sumner hand: an ill-known clinical picture from cervical ribs. Report of 5 operated cases.
Dubuisson, Annie ULg; Figiel, S.; Laungani, A. et al

Conference (2009, March 21)

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