Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy & Titanium Cage – Augmented Fusion Without Plate Fixation

Author: Vasilios Kotselas Co-Author(s): Papanikolaou P.G., Petsanas D., Kyrgiannis K., Atzemi-Moldow   N, Hatzidakis G.I., Georgopoulos Ch.E. City: Athens Country: Greece Background: We present a long series of patients who underwent uni- or multilevel cage-assisted cervical microdiscectomy without plate fixation with very good results. Material and methods: During a 10-years period (1994-2003) 219 patients suffering…

Combined Transotic & Suboccipital Approach For Giant Acoustic Neuromas

Author: Panagiotis Papanikolaou Co-Author(s): Dokianakis G., Kotselas V.T., Petsanas D., Kyrgiannis K., Atzemi-   Moldow N., Hatzidakis G. I., Georgopoulos Ch. E. City: Athens Country: Greece Background: The purpose is to present the combined transotic – presigmoidal and suboccipital – retrosigmoidal approach for giant acoustic tumors achieving radical tumor resection with preservation of facial nerve…

Microdiscectomy & Minimally Invasive Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion For Degenerative Disc Disease

Author: Kosmas Kyrgiannis Co-Author(s): Papanikolaou P.G., Kotselas V.K., Petsanas D.(*), Atzemi- Moldow N, Hatzidakis G.I., Georgopoulos Ch.E. City: Athens Country: Greece Background: We present a series of patients with lumbar acquired degenerative disc disease treated surgically by microdiscectomy and posterior lumbar interbody fusion using a minimally invasive B-twin expandable spinal spacer. Material and methods: During…

Myxopapillary ependymomas of cauda equina: Surgical series of 9 cases with 6 months – 10 years Follow up

Author: Diamantis Petsanas Co-Author(s): Papanikolaou P.G., Kyrgiannis K., Kotselas V.K., Atzemi-Moldow   N, Hatzidakis G.I., Georgopoulos Ch.E. City: Athens Country: Greece Background: We present a series of 9 adults submitted to radical microsurgical resection of cauda equina ependymoma of the myxopapillary type during an 11-years period (1994-2004). No recurrence was noted at the follow-up (6…

Assessment Of Quality Of Care According To Patient Satisfaction, In A Rehabilitation Center

Tasiopoulos N, Zikopoulos K, Sivetidou S, Kaskanakou V, Georgopoulos Ch.   “ANAPLASI” REHABILITATION CENTER, ATHENS, GREECE     BACKGROUND   The Rehabilitation Center ANAPLASI commenced its activity in Athens, in 1996. The Center is an independent Rehabilitation Unit, treating patients on an outpatient basis. Since the beginning, it aims to reach high standards in Rehabilitation…

New Perspectives On Rehabilitation After Stroke

Dr. Christos Georgopoulos, MD, PhD, CCST-NS (UK) President of “ANAPLASI” Rehabilitation Center Director of Neurosurgery “Henry Dunant” Hospital. Stroke (cerebrovascular accident, CVA) and traumatic brain injury are the leading causes of disability both in Greece and internationally. Since the inauguration of Anaplasi (this year celebrating its 18th year, we have “come of age”) we have…