Accessing Ventral Intradural Cysts Via Cord Splitting
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Roberto Colasanti is the Chair of Neurosurgery at Università Politecnica delle Marche. Dr. Colasanti's research focuses on spinal cord injuries and other afflictions of the central nervous system.

                       

Accessing Ventral Intradural Cysts Via Cord Splitting

“The physician must ... have two special objects in view with regard to disease, namely, to do good or to do no harm" (Hippocratic Corpus, Epidemics, book I, sect. 11, trans. Adams, Greek: ἀσκέειν, περὶ τὰ νουσήματα, δύο, ὠφελέειν, ἢ μὴ βλάπτειν). Nowadays, as well as in 400 BC, while performing any medical procedure, doctors should aim to achieve the maximum improvement for their patients with minimal/no risk. Spinal cysts are rare lesions, which may be located either outside (extradural cysts) or...

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