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Dr. Shah Siddiqi Profiled in Living Magazine

TEXAS SPINE CENTER article published in Houston area. The article in Living Magazine orginally appeared in the November 2012 edition. State-of–the-Art Spine Surgery: A Minimally-invasive Approach Shah N. Siddiqi, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C), F.A.C.S. When your healthcare demands the skill of a spinal surgeon, nothing is more essential to the ultimate success of your treatment than the education, experience and expertise of your doctor. Choosing the right physician can make a world of difference in your recovery and ultimate return to the active and full life you enjoy. With a focus on using the very latest diagnostic and treatment techniques available, Dr. Shah Siddiqi provides state-of-the-art care for his patients suffering from neck and back pain. Board-certified in neurological surgery and one of the few fellowship-trained spinal surgeons in the Houston area, Dr. Siddiqi has more than 26 years of experience and …

Is Back Pain Affecting Your Life?

If you or someone you love is one of the millions of Americans who suffer from chronic or debilitating back or neck pain, there is good news. There is no need to live with the pain and miss out on life anymore! Even if you have had back surgery before but still suffer, don't lose hope! Texas Spine Center can help. A national leader in neurosurgery and spinal disorders with more than 26 years of experience, Dr. Shah Siddiqi of Texas Spine Center is well- respected among his peers for his experience and expertise and well-loved by his patients for his compassionate, comprehensive and conservative approach in helping patients get back to enjoying an active, pain-free life.

Effects of iodine-125 brachytherapy on the proliferative capacity and histopathological features of glioblastoma recurring after initial therapy.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of initial therapy (surgery and external beam radiation) on the proliferative capacity of glioblastoma and whether adjunctive high focused doses of radiation therapy can further reduce the proliferative capacity of the tumor. This would provide a rationale for attempting to further control local tumor growth with the different forms of high-dose focused radiation available.

The detection and management of intracranial hypertension after initial suture release and decompression for craniofacial dysostosis syndromes.

We performed a retrospective study of 107 consecutive patients with syndromic forms of craniosynostosis (craniofacial dysostosis) seen by the craniofacial team at the Hospital for Sick Children between 1986 and 1992. There were 51 patients with Crouzon's syndrome, 33 with Apert's syndrome, 8 with Pfeiffer syndrome, 11 with Saethre-Chotzen syndrome, and 4 with kleeblättschadel anomaly. Six patients developed raised intracranial pressure (ICP) after initial suture release and decompression (Apert's syndrome, three patients; Pfeiffer syndrome, one patient; Saethre-Chotzen syndrome, two patients). Raised ICP was considered in those children who returned with a bulging fontanelle, progressive frontal bone protrusion, intermittent headaches, irritability, and vomiting. The diagnosis of raised ICP was based on papilledema (four patients), progressive macrocephaly (one patient), and ICP monitoring (one patient). No child in this group had hydrocephalus requiring cerebrospinal fluid diversion. Once raised ICP was detected in these …

Lhermitte-Duclos disease mimicking adult-onset aqueductal stenosis. Case report.

Lhermitte-Duclos disease is a rare lesion characterized by enlarged cerebellar folia containing abnormal ganglion cells. This case report describes a 51-year-old woman who was initially misdiagnosed as having adult-onset aqueductal stenosis. There were no abnormal findings on computerized tomography (CT), but subsequent magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed a midline cerebellar lesion extending to the brain stem. This is a unique case of Lhermitte-Duclos disease arising within the cerebellar vermis. The characteristic feature of an enlarged cerebellar hemisphere is absent on CT scans; thus MR imaging is needed to confirm the diagnosis. If diagnosed late, this generally benign lesion becomes difficult to resect totally and has a poorer prognosis. Only two reports have mentioned the MR imaging characteristics of Lhermitte-Duclos disease; both described only T2-weighted images. This case illustrates the full spectrum of MR imaging features of this disease. Both T1- …