Amer F Samdani

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Affiliation: Shriners Hospitals for Children
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Direct vertebral body derotation, thoracoplasty, or both: which is better with respect to inclinometer and scoliosis research society-22 scores?
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:E849-53. 2012
  2. pmc The usefulness of VEPTR in the older child with complex spine and chest deformity
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospital for Children, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 468:700-4. 2010
  3. doi request reprint An unusual case of congenital scoliosis in a patient with Down syndrome
    Ashish S Ranade
    Arkansas Children s Hospital and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
    J Pediatr Orthop B 18:365-8. 2009
  4. pmc Triggered electromyography for placement of thoracic pedicle screws: is it reliable?
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3551 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Eur Spine J 20:869-74. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Impact of direct vertebral body derotation on rib prominence: are preoperative factors predictive of changes in rib prominence?
    Steven W Hwang
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:E86-9. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Bilateral use of the vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib attached to the pelvis: a novel treatment for scoliosis in the growing spine
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 10:287-92. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Cervical sagittal plane decompensation after surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: an effect imparted by postoperative thoracic hypokyphosis
    Steven W Hwang
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Shriner s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 15:491-6. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Impact of pedicle screw fixation on loss of deformity correction in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
    Steven W Hwang
    Shriners Hospitals for Children Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    J Pediatr Orthop 33:377-82. 2013
  9. doi request reprint A patient with myelomeningocele: is untethering necessary prior to scoliosis correction?
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 29:E8. 2010
  10. pmc Accuracy of free-hand placement of thoracic pedicle screws in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: how much of a difference does surgeon experience make?
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Eur Spine J 19:91-5. 2010

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  1. doi request reprint Direct vertebral body derotation, thoracoplasty, or both: which is better with respect to inclinometer and scoliosis research society-22 scores?
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:E849-53. 2012
    ..Prospective, longitudinal cohort (nonrandomized)...
  2. pmc The usefulness of VEPTR in the older child with complex spine and chest deformity
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospital for Children, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 468:700-4. 2010
    ..For a select group of patients 10 years of age or older, the VEPTR offers a reasonable alternative to potentially risky vertebral column resections for correcting deformities in selected patients...
  3. doi request reprint An unusual case of congenital scoliosis in a patient with Down syndrome
    Ashish S Ranade
    Arkansas Children s Hospital and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
    J Pediatr Orthop B 18:365-8. 2009
    ..He tolerated the procedure well and had no complications. This case highlights that vertebral malformation may be an etiology of scoliosis in Down syndrome...
  4. pmc Triggered electromyography for placement of thoracic pedicle screws: is it reliable?
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3551 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Eur Spine J 20:869-74. 2011
    ..Using guidelines from the current literature, EMG does not appear to be reliable in detecting medial breaches from T2 to T9 but may have some utility from T10 to T12...
  5. doi request reprint Impact of direct vertebral body derotation on rib prominence: are preoperative factors predictive of changes in rib prominence?
    Steven W Hwang
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:E86-9. 2012
    ..Multicenter retrospective review of prospectively collected data...
  6. doi request reprint Bilateral use of the vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib attached to the pelvis: a novel treatment for scoliosis in the growing spine
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 10:287-92. 2009
    ..In this paper the authors report their experience with using bilateral VEPTRs from the ribs to the pelvis for children with severe, early onset scoliosis...
  7. doi request reprint Cervical sagittal plane decompensation after surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: an effect imparted by postoperative thoracic hypokyphosis
    Steven W Hwang
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Shriner s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 15:491-6. 2011
    ..The authors examined this relationship and associated factors...
  8. doi request reprint Impact of pedicle screw fixation on loss of deformity correction in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
    Steven W Hwang
    Shriners Hospitals for Children Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    J Pediatr Orthop 33:377-82. 2013
    ..We evaluated the clinical and radiographic factors associated with a loss of correction that was not attributed to these etiologies as well as the impact of pedicle screw fixation on loss of correction...
  9. doi request reprint A patient with myelomeningocele: is untethering necessary prior to scoliosis correction?
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 29:E8. 2010
    ..The authors' aim in this study was to evaluate their experience in patients with MM who were not untethered before scoliosis correction...
  10. pmc Accuracy of free-hand placement of thoracic pedicle screws in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: how much of a difference does surgeon experience make?
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Eur Spine J 19:91-5. 2010
    ..Meticulous technique allows spine surgeons with a range of surgical experience to accurately and safely place thoracic pedicle screws in the deformed spine. The most experienced surgeons demonstrated the lowest rate of medial breaches...
  11. doi request reprint Computed tomography evaluation of rotation correction in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a comparison of an all pedicle screw construct versus a hook-rod system
    Jahangir Asghar
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:804-7. 2009
    ..Retrospective review with historical cohort...
  12. doi request reprint The posterior pedicle screw construct: 5-year results for thoracolumbar and lumbar curves
    James T Bennett
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    J Neurosurg Spine 19:658-63. 2013
    ..The authors analyzed the radiographic and clinical outcomes of patients with thoracolumbar and lumbar curves treated with posterior pedicle screws after 5 years of follow-up...
  13. doi request reprint Unplanned return to the operating room in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: are we doing better with pedicle screws?
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, PA Rady Children s Hospital, San Diego, CA British Columbia Children s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada Miami Children s Hospital, Miami, FL and NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 38:1842-7. 2013
    ..Prospective, longitudinal cohort...
  14. pmc Effect of direct vertebral body derotation on the sagittal profile in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
    Steven W Hwang
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children Philadelphia, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19140, USA
    Eur Spine J 21:31-9. 2012
    ..We sought to clarify the effect of applying derotation maneuvers in the correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) on the sagittal plane...
  15. doi request reprint Vertebral body stapling: a fusionless treatment option for a growing child with moderate idiopathic scoliosis
    Randal R Betz
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:169-76. 2010
    ..Retrospective review...
  16. doi request reprint Autofusion in the immature spine treated with growing rods
    Patrick J Cahill
    Shriners Hospital for Children Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:E1199-203. 2010
    ..Retrospective case review of skeletally immature patients treated with growing rods. Patients received an average of 9.6 years follow-up care...
  17. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting the outcome in appearance of AIS surgery in terms of the minimal clinically important difference
    James T Bennett
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3551 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, 19140, PA, USA
    Eur Spine J . 2016
    ..0 in surgically treated patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). However, no study has sought to identify the factors associated with an SRS-22 Appearance score increase greater than the MCID at 2 years...
  18. doi request reprint Major perioperative complications after spine surgery in patients with cerebral palsy: assessment of risk factors
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19140, USA
    Eur Spine J 25:795-800. 2016
    ..There is a wide variety of data available on the complications of spine surgery; however, little exists on the perioperative complications in patients with CP...
  19. doi request reprint The role of bracing, casting, and vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib for the treatment of infantile idiopathic scoliosis: a single-institution experience with 31 consecutive patients. Clinical article
    Jason R Smith
    Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 11:3-8. 2009
    ..Thus, the authors have performed a retrospective review of their experience with treating these patients, particularly as newer technologies, such as the vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR), emerge...
  20. doi request reprint Transplantation of human marrow stromal cells and mono-nuclear bone marrow cells into the injured spinal cord: a comparative study
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospital for Children, and Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:2605-12. 2009
    ..Two groups of 6 rats received dorsolateral funiculotomies followed by direct injection of bone marrow stromal cells (MSC) or mono-nuclear fraction of bone marrow (mnBM). Animals were killed at 4 or 21 days...
  21. doi request reprint Recurrence of rib prominence following surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with pedicle screws and direct vertebral body derotation
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3551 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19140, USA
    Eur Spine J 24:1547-54. 2015
    ..We wished to evaluate the incidence and correlative factors associated with recurrence of rib prominence (RRP) developing postoperatively despite adequate initial correction...
  22. doi request reprint Is there a "July effect" in surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?
    Jane S Hoashi
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 96:e55. 2014
    ..We analyzed whether the outcomes of surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis involving physicians-in-training as first assistants were affected by the time of year the surgery was performed...
  23. doi request reprint The role of the vertical expandable titanium rib in the treatment of infantile idiopathic scoliosis: early results from a single institution
    Jacob F Schulz
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA
    J Pediatr Orthop 30:659-63. 2010
    ..We have performed a retrospective review of our experience treating those patients unresponsive to conservative management with the vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib...
  24. doi request reprint Learning curve for placement of thoracic pedicle screws in the deformed spine
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    Neurosurgery 66:290-4; discussion 294-5. 2010
    ..We measured the in vivo accuracy of placement of thoracic pedicle screws by computed tomography in the deformed spine by a single surgeon over time...
  25. doi request reprint Sagittal Spinopelvic Parameters in Scheuermann's Kyphosis: A Preliminary Study
    Patrick J Cahill
    Shriners Hospitals for Children Philadelphia, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA Electronic address
    Spine Deform 3:267-271. 2015
    ..Retrospective, controlled, clinical study...
  26. doi request reprint The effect of surgeon experience on outcomes of surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
    Patrick J Cahill
    Shriners Hospitals for Children Philadelphia, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140 E mail address for P J Cahill
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 96:1333-9. 2014
    ..Our objective with this multicenter, prospective study was to present a cross-sectional analysis of the impact of surgeon experience on surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis...
  27. doi request reprint Feasibility and accuracy of pedicle screws in children younger than eight years of age
    Ashish Ranade
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:2907-11. 2009
    ..2% in patients younger than 8 years of age. Screw diameters ranging from 3.5 to 5.5 mm (for the thoracic spine) and 4 to 6 mm (for the lumbar spine) can be safely used in this population...
  28. doi request reprint Anterior vertebral body tethering for immature adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: one-year results on the first 32 patients
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospitals for Children Philadelphia, 3551 North Broad Street, 19140, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Eur Spine J 24:1533-9. 2015
    ..It is a growth-modulation technique, which utilizes patients' growth to attain progressive scoliosis correction. Numerous animal models support its promise; however, clinical data remain sparse...
  29. doi request reprint Adolescent scoliosis classification and treatment
    Jane S Hoashi
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 24:173-83. 2013
    ..Surgical treatment of AIS includes anterior and posterior approaches; most AIS is treated through a posterior approach. Surgical goals include maximizing correction in the coronal, sagittal, and axial planes...
  30. doi request reprint Chronic spinal cord injury in the pediatric population: does magnetic resonance imaging correlate with the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury examination?
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:74-81. 2009
    ..We examined the relationship between the International Standards for Neurologic Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISCSCI) examination and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in a pediatric SCI population...
  31. ncbi request reprint Neurologic injury in the surgical treatment of idiopathic scoliosis: guidelines for assessment and management
    Joshua M Pahys
    Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 17:426-34. 2009
    ..Treatment algorithms may be useful in the clinical setting to manage intraoperative or postoperative neurologic injury...
  32. ncbi request reprint Strategies to reduce blood loss during posterior spinal fusion for neuromuscular scoliosis: a review of current techniques and experience with a unique bipolar electrocautery device
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Surg Technol Int 17:243-8. 2008
    ..In the continued pursuit of reducing intraoperative blood loss, other surgical techniques must be developed...
  33. doi request reprint Interrater reliability of the international standards for neurological classification of spinal cord injury in youths with chronic spinal cord injury
    Mary Jane Mulcahey
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3551 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:1264-9. 2011
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Anterior vertebral body tethering for idiopathic scoliosis: two-year results
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, PA Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ Nemours Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE and Institute for Spine and Scoliosis, Lawrenceville, NJ
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 39:1688-93. 2014
    ..Retrospective review...
  35. doi request reprint Is there a role for the 5-degree rule in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?
    Patrick J Cahill
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, PA Rady Children s Hospital, San Diego, CA
    J Pediatr Orthop 34:194-201. 2014
    ..It is unclear whether following this rule affects patient outcomes...
  36. pmc Postoperative trunk shift in Lenke 1 and 2 curves: how common is it? and analysis of risk factors
    Per D Trobisch
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Eur Spine J 20:1137-40. 2011
    ..Iatrogenic postoperative trunk shift has an incidence of 8.8% in the surgical treatment of AIS...
  37. pmc Vision loss after spinal fusion for scoliosis in a child with spinal cord injury
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19027, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 32:591-4. 2009
    ..Risk factors include patient age, operative time, estimated blood loss, and intraoperative fluid management. Children with spinal cord injury often develop scoliosis that requires surgical correction...
  38. doi request reprint Neuromonitoring changes in pediatric spinal deformity surgery: a single-institution experience
    Joseph Ferguson
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 13:247-54. 2014
    ..The authors report on a large, single-center experience with neuromonitoring changes and outline the surgical management of patients who experience significant neuromonitoring changes during spinal deformity correction surgery...
  39. ncbi request reprint Vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR): indications, technique, and management review
    Shailja C Shah
    Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Surg Technol Int 18:223-9. 2009
    ..In this chapter, the authors review the clinical experience with VEPTR to date and present their results in 16 children with congenital scoliosis cared for at Shriners Hospital of Philadelphia...
  40. doi request reprint Intraspinal anomalies in infantile idiopathic scoliosis: prevalence and role of magnetic resonance imaging
    Joshua M Pahys
    Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:E434-8. 2009
    ..Retrospective case series of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in patients with presumed infantile idiopathic scoliosis (IIS)...
  41. ncbi request reprint Scoliosis: a straightforward approach to diagnosis and management
    Jason R Smith
    Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    JAAPA 21:40-5. 2008
    ..Scoliosis should be no more intimidating to manage than acute otitis media. This article reviews how to treat patients with the condition before and after referral to a specialist...
  42. doi request reprint Bone grafting options in children
    Randal R Betz
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:1648-54. 2010
    ..Retrospective review of the literature...
  43. doi request reprint Histology of a fusion mass augmented with demineralized bone matrix for congenital scoliosis
    Randal R Betz
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, USA
    J Pediatr Orthop B 20:37-40. 2011
    ....
  44. doi request reprint Cognitive testing of the spinal appearance questionnaire with typically developing youth and youth with idiopathic scoliosis
    Mary Jane Mulcahey
    Shriners Hospitals for Children Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    J Pediatr Orthop 31:661-7. 2011
    ..We conducted this cross-sectional study to evaluate the readability, comprehension, and interpretation of items on the SAQ...
  45. doi request reprint An investigation of motion correction algorithms for pediatric spinal cord DTI in healthy subjects and patients with spinal cord injury
    Devon M Middleton
    Department of Bioengineering, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa Department of Radiology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
    Magn Reson Imaging 32:433-9. 2014
    ..In both healthy subjects and subjects with spinal cord injury, quantitative and qualitative analysis showed the rigid scaled-least-squares registration technique to be the most reliable and effective in improving image quality...
  46. pmc Neuromuscular scoliosis in children with spinal cord injury
    M J Mulcahey
    Jefferson School of Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil 19:96-103. 2013
    ..Published reports suggest that age at time of injury is the most important determinant. No studies have evaluated neurological characteristics using standardized methods to determine if they are strong predictors of scoliosis...
  47. ncbi request reprint Concurrent spinal cord untethering and scoliosis correction: case report
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:E832-6. 2007
    ..Case report...
  48. pmc Description of sensory preservation in children and adolescents with incomplete spinal cord injury
    Randal R Betz
    Shriners Hospitals for Children, PA, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 34:297-300. 2011
    ..This cross-sectional, multicenter cohort study describes patterns of preserved sensation in persons with American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Impairment Scale (AIS) B (sensory incomplete, or SI) and AIS C/D (motor incomplete, or MI)...
  49. pmc Grafting of human bone marrow stromal cells into spinal cord injury: a comparison of delivery methods
    Courtney Paul
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19129, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:328-34. 2009
    ..Animals survived for 4 or 21 days...
  50. doi request reprint Cervical pseudomeningocele due to occult hydrocephalus
    Joshua M Pahys
    Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:E394-6. 2008
    ..Case report with a brief review of the literature...
  51. ncbi request reprint Newer technologies for the treatment of scoliosis in the growing spine
    Andrew Torre-Healy
    Spine Division, Drexel University Medical School, Philadelphia, 2900 Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 18:697-705. 2007
    ..Each of these offers unique advantages and disadvantages. In this article, the authors review these newer technologies for treatment of the growing spine...
  52. ncbi request reprint Other causes of pediatric deformity
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriner s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA 19027, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 18:317-23. 2007
    ..In this article, the authors discuss the classification, natural history, and management of congenital scoliosis. They conclude with a discussion of the various etiologies for neuromuscular scoliosis...
  53. doi request reprint Intraventricular ganglioglioma: a short illustrated review
    Amer F Samdani
    Staff Neurosurgeon, Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA 19027, USA
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 151:635-40. 2009
    ..Regardless of location within the central nervous system, ganglioglioma should be on the differential diagnosis for any cystic mass with a mural nodule, particularly in the setting of epilepsy...
  54. ncbi request reprint Use of allogeneic skin graft for the closure of large meningomyeloceles: technical case report
    Shabbar F Danish
    Division of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Neurosurgery 58:ONS-E376; discussion ONS-E376. 2006
    ..To describe an alternative approach to the operative management of large meningomyeloceles, in which primary closure is not possible...
  55. doi request reprint Torticollis manifest after a minor fall with underlying bony anomalies and a hypoplastic vertebral artery
    Amer F Samdani
    Shriner s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    J Pediatr Orthop B 18:271-4. 2009
    ..In the literature, there are four reported cases of vascular anomalies resulting in torticollis. Our patient is the first, to our knowledge, who harbored both bony and vascular anomalies...