1. Craniocerebral Gunshot Injuries; A Review of the Current Literature

Hernando Raphael Alvis-Miranda; Andres M. Rubiano; Amit Agrawal; Alejandro Rojas; Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar; Guru Dutta Satyarthee; Willem Guillermo Calderon-Miranda; Nidia Escobar Hernandez; Nasly Zabaleta-Churio

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, , Pages 65-74

Abstract
   Craniocerebral gunshot injuries (CGI) are increasingly encountered by neurosurgeons in civilian and urban settings. Unfortunately, more   prevalent condition in developing countries, with major armed conflicts which is still persisting, since the main trigger is violence at the national or state ...  Read More

2. Post-Traumatic Balint's Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar; Willem Guillermo Calderon-Miranda; Zenen Antonio Carmona-Meza; Hernando Raphael Alvis-Miranda; Nasly Zabaleta Churio; Gabriel Alcalá-Cerra; Andrés M. Rubiano

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, , Pages 113-115

Abstract
   Balint’s syndrome is a rare neurological disorder associated with bilateral parieto-occipital damage which was described by Rezsö Bálint in 1909.The syndrome is manifested clinically by the presence of a hemispatial negligence. The lesion is usually inside parietooccipital region bilaterally in ...  Read More

3. Symptomatic Chiari Malformation with Syringomyelia after Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Case Report

Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar; Nasly Zabaleta-Churio; Gabriel Alcala-Cerra; Andres M. Rubiano; Willem Guillermo Calderon-Miranda; Hernando Raphael Alvis-Miranda; Amit Agrawal

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 58-61

Abstract
  Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) is a congenital disorder, which is basically a tonsillar herniation (≥ 5 mm) below the foramen magnum with or without syringomyelia. The real cause behind this malformation is still unknown. Patients may remain asymptomatic until they engender a deteriorating situation, ...  Read More

4. Severe Cranioencephalic Trauma: Prehospital Care, Surgical Management and Multimodal Monitoring

Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar; Andres M. Rubiano; Hernando Raphael Alvis-Miranda; Willem Calderon-Miranda; Gabriel Alcala-Cerra; Marco Antonio Blancas Rivera; Amit Agrawal

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 8-23

Abstract
  Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death in developed countries. It is estimated that only in the United States about 100,000 people die annually in parallel among the survivors there is a significant number of people with disabilities with significant costs for the health system. It has been ...  Read More

5. Bilateral Traumatic Basal Ganglia Hemorrhage Associated With Epidural Hematoma: Case Report and Literature Review

Willem Guillermo Calderon-Miranda; Hernando Raphael Alvis-Miranda; Gabriel Alcala-Cerra; Andres M Rubiano; Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar

Volume 2, Issue 3 , July 2014, , Pages 130-132

Abstract
  Traumatic basal ganglia hematoma is a rare condition defined as presence of hemorrhagic lesions in basal ganglia or adjacent structures suchas internal capsule, putamen and thalamus. Bilateral basal ganglia hematoma are among the devastating and rare condition. We herein report a 28-year old man, a ...  Read More

6. Fatal Massive Cerebral Infarction in a Child after Mild Brain Trauma: A Case Report and Literature Review

Willen Guillermo Calderon-Miranda; Hernando Raphael Alvis-Miranda; Andres M. Rubiano; Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar

Volume 2, Issue 2 , April 2014, , Pages 96-98

Abstract
  Traumatic brain injury is a common entity. However cerebral infarction in infants is a rare entity while the diagnosis of this pathology in the pediatric population is usually difficult. The mild head trauma is rarely accompanied by intracranial injury and even less, with cerebral infarction. We herein ...  Read More

7. Brain Infarction: Rare Neurological Presentation of African Bee Stings

Hernando Raphael Alvis-Miranda; Nancy Carolina Duarte-Valdivieso; Gabriel Alcala-Cerra; Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2014, , Pages 59-61

Abstract
  Bee stings are commonly encountered worldwide. Various manifestations after bee sting have been described including local reactions which are common, systemic responses such as anaphylaxis, diffuse intravascular coagulation and hemolysis. We report a case of a 74-year-old man who developed neurologic ...  Read More

8. Intravenous Fluid Therapy in Traumatic Brain Injury and Decompressive Craniectomy

Hernando Raphael Alvis-Miranda; Sandra Milena Castellar-Leones; Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2014, , Pages 3-14

Abstract
  The patient with head trauma is a challenge for the emergency physician and for the neurosurgeon. Currently traumatic brain injury constitutes a public health problem. Knowledge of the various supportive therapeutic strategies in the pre-hospital and pre-operative stages is essential for optimal care. ...  Read More

9. Emergent Decompressive Craniectomy in Patients with Fixed Dilated Pupils; A Single Center Experience

Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar; Hernando Raphael Alvis-Miranda; Camilo Palencia; Andres M. Rubiano

Volume 1, Issue 4 , October 2013, , Pages 175-178

Abstract
  This is a case series which report the clinical results of decompressive craniectomy in 4 patients with dilated pupils secondary to traumatic brain injury and postoperative edema. Between 2011 and 2012, four patients, 3 males and 1 female, aged between 35 and 64 with mean age of 50.1 ± 8.9 years, underwent ...  Read More

10. Decompressive Craniectomy and Traumatic Brain Injury: A Review

Hernando Alvis-Miranda; Sandra Milena Castellar-Leones; Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar

Volume 1, Issue 2 , April 2013, , Pages 60-68

Abstract
  Intracranial hypertension is the largest cause of death in young patients with severe traumatic brain injury. Decompressive craniectomy is part of the second level measures for the management of increased intracranial pressure refractory to medical management as moderate hypothermia and barbiturate coma. ...  Read More