Brain Hypoxia pp 174-177 | Cite as

Results After Open Cordotomy

  • W. Piotrowski
  • C. Panitz
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 3)

Abstract

The first patient being treated in a new neurosurgical clinic usually does not have a meningioma or an arterial aneurysm. This was also the case in Mannheim, where we had to care first for a 70-year-old man suffering from severe pain in his lower extremities due a rectum carcinoma. He was paraplegic and had lost all control of bladder function. He was obtunded due to a high dosage of alkaloids, which had to be given many times a day.

Keywords

Alkaloid Meningioma 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1975

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  • W. Piotrowski
  • C. Panitz

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