R F Sekula

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Affiliation: Allegheny General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia in elderly patients
    Raymond F Sekula
    Jannetta Center for Cranial Nerve Disorders, Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny, General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212, USA
    J Neurosurg 108:689-91. 2008
  2. doi The pathogenesis of Chiari I malformation and syringomyelia
    Raymond F Sekula
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Neurol Res 33:232-9. 2011
  3. doi Microvascular decompression for elderly patients with trigeminal neuralgia: a prospective study and systematic review with meta-analysis
    Raymond F Sekula
    Center for Cranial Nerve Disorders, Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Neuroscience Institute Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212, USA
    J Neurosurg 114:172-9. 2011
  4. doi Microvascular decompression after failed Gamma Knife surgery for trigeminal neuralgia: a safe and effective rescue therapy?
    Raymond F Sekula
    Center for Cranial Nerve Disorders, Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Neuroscience Institute Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212, USA
    J Neurosurg 113:45-52. 2010
  5. doi Microvascular decompression in patients with isolated maxillary division trigeminal neuralgia, with particular attention to venous pathology
    Raymond F Sekula
    Center for Cranial Nerve Disorders, Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Neuroscience Institute, and Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 27:E10. 2009
  6. doi Utility of intraoperative electromyography in microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm: a meta-analysis
    Raymond F Sekula
    Center for Cranial Nerve Disorders, Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Neuroscience Institute Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 27:E10. 2009
  7. ncbi Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis: a report of two fulminant cases and review of literature
    Raymond F Sekula
    Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny Neuroscience Institute Drexel University School of Medicine, and The Cranial Nerve Center, Allegheny General Hospital, 420 East North Avenue, Suite 302, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 4746, USA
    Neurol Neurochir Pol 42:458-62. 2008
  8. doi Exclusion of cervical spine instability in patients with blunt trauma with normal multidetector CT (MDCT) and radiography
    R F Sekula
    Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny General Hospital Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212 4746, USA
    Br J Neurosurg 22:669-74. 2008
  9. doi Delayed cervical spinal cord tethering following tonsillar resection for Chiari malformation
    R F Sekula
    Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny Neuroscience Institute Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Br J Neurosurg 22:591-3. 2008
  10. ncbi Primary treatment of a blister-like aneurysm with an encircling clip graft: technical case report
    Raymond F Sekula
    Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny Neuroscience Institute Drexel University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Neurosurgery 59:ONSE168; discussion ONSE168. 2006

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. doi Microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia in elderly patients
    Raymond F Sekula
    Jannetta Center for Cranial Nerve Disorders, Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny, General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212, USA
    J Neurosurg 108:689-91. 2008
    ..The authors sought to determine the safety and effectiveness of MVD for TN in patients older than 75 years of age...
  2. doi The pathogenesis of Chiari I malformation and syringomyelia
    Raymond F Sekula
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Neurol Res 33:232-9. 2011
    ..The pathogeneses of Chiari malformation type I and syringomyelia are incompletely understood. In this article, the authors attempt to review the current theories on the pathogeneses of Chiari I malformation and syringomyelia...
  3. doi Microvascular decompression for elderly patients with trigeminal neuralgia: a prospective study and systematic review with meta-analysis
    Raymond F Sekula
    Center for Cranial Nerve Disorders, Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Neuroscience Institute Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212, USA
    J Neurosurg 114:172-9. 2011
    ..Thus, the safety of MVD in the elderly remains a concern. This prospective study and systematic review with meta-analysis was conducted to determine whether MVD is a safe and effective treatment in elderly patients with TN...
  4. doi Microvascular decompression after failed Gamma Knife surgery for trigeminal neuralgia: a safe and effective rescue therapy?
    Raymond F Sekula
    Center for Cranial Nerve Disorders, Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Neuroscience Institute Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212, USA
    J Neurosurg 113:45-52. 2010
    ..This study was conducted to identify whether microvascular decompression (MVD) is a safe and effective treatment for patients who experience trigeminal neuralgia symptoms after GKS...
  5. doi Microvascular decompression in patients with isolated maxillary division trigeminal neuralgia, with particular attention to venous pathology
    Raymond F Sekula
    Center for Cranial Nerve Disorders, Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Neuroscience Institute, and Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 27:E10. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate a specific subgroup of patients with V2 TN...
  6. doi Utility of intraoperative electromyography in microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm: a meta-analysis
    Raymond F Sekula
    Center for Cranial Nerve Disorders, Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Neuroscience Institute Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 27:E10. 2009
    ..In this paper, the authors' goal was to determine the utility of monitoring the abnormal muscle response (AMR) or "lateral spread" during microvascular decompression surgery for hemifacial spasm...
  7. ncbi Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis: a report of two fulminant cases and review of literature
    Raymond F Sekula
    Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny Neuroscience Institute Drexel University School of Medicine, and The Cranial Nerve Center, Allegheny General Hospital, 420 East North Avenue, Suite 302, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 4746, USA
    Neurol Neurochir Pol 42:458-62. 2008
    ..In this report, we present our experience with two severe cases of ADEM, review the pertinent literature, and discuss options for improved management of fulminant cases...
  8. doi Exclusion of cervical spine instability in patients with blunt trauma with normal multidetector CT (MDCT) and radiography
    R F Sekula
    Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny General Hospital Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212 4746, USA
    Br J Neurosurg 22:669-74. 2008
    ..If any abnormalities, including disc herniation, soft tissue swelling and bony malalignments are noted by radiography and/or MDCT, further studies, including MR, are indicated prior to clearance of the cervical spine...
  9. doi Delayed cervical spinal cord tethering following tonsillar resection for Chiari malformation
    R F Sekula
    Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny Neuroscience Institute Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Br J Neurosurg 22:591-3. 2008
    ..The authors discuss the diagnosis, treatment, and postoperative course of this entity...
  10. ncbi Primary treatment of a blister-like aneurysm with an encircling clip graft: technical case report
    Raymond F Sekula
    Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny Neuroscience Institute Drexel University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Neurosurgery 59:ONSE168; discussion ONSE168. 2006
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  11. doi Epidemiology of ventriculostomy in the United States from 1997 to 2001
    R F Sekula
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, 420 East North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
    Br J Neurosurg 22:213-8. 2008
    ..By extrapolation of the data, the prevalence of ventriculostomy in the United States averaged 24,380 per year. This study is the first to comprehensively document data concerning the epidemiology of this common procedure...
  12. ncbi A case of an elderly adult presenting with obstructive hydrocephalus secondary to a rare hemorrhagic suprasellar pilocytic astrocytoma
    R F Sekula
    Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Drexel University College of Medicine, 420 East North Ave Suite 302, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
    Clin Neuropathol 27:396-9. 2008
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  13. ncbi Long-term survival enhanced by cordectomy in a patient with a spinal glioblastoma multiforme and paraplegia. Case report
    Edward M Marchan
    Department of Neurosurgery, Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 7:656-9. 2007
    ..Thus, cordectomy should be considered as a reasonable alternative in patients with complete loss of neurological function at and below the level where they harbor a malignant spinal cord astrocytoma...
  14. ncbi Central brain herniation secondary to fulminant acute disseminated encephalomyelitis: implications for neurosurgical management. Case report
    Raymond F Sekula
    Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny Neuroscience Institute Drexel University School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Neurosurg 105:472-4. 2006
    ..The authors review the salient features of the disease and suggest a role for neurosurgeons in cases of fulminant ADEM...
  15. ncbi The management of traumatic brain injury: the development of guidelines and their influence
    Raymond F Sekula
    Department of Neurosurgery, Center for Traumatic Brain Injury, Allegheny General Hospital, Drexel University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Clin Neurosurg 52:306-10. 2005