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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885122/clinicopathological-variables-of-sporadic-schwannomas-of-peripheral-nerve-in-291-patients-and-expression-of-biologically-relevant-markers
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Eric D Young, Davis Ingram, William Metcalf-Doetsch, Dilshad Khan, Ghadah Al Sannaa, Francois Le Loarer, Alexander J F Lazar, John Slopis, Keila E Torres, Dina Lev, Raphael E Pollock, Ian E McCutcheon
OBJECTIVE While sporadic peripheral schwannomas (SPSs) are generally well treated with surgery, their biology is not well understood. Consequently, treatment options are limited. The aim of this study was to provide a comprehensive description of SPS. The authors describe clinicopathological features and treatment outcomes of patients harboring these tumors, and they assess expression of biomarkers using a clinically annotated tissue microarray. Together, these data give new insight into the biology and management of SPS...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885121/epilepsy-headache-and-abdominal-pain-after-shunt-surgery-for-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-the-inph-crash-study
#2
Jenny Larsson, Hanna Israelsson, Anders Eklund, Jan Malm
OBJECTIVE Adverse events related to shunt surgery are common and might have a negative effect on outcome in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (INPH). The authors' objectives were to establish the frequencies of epilepsy, headache, and abdominal pain and determine their impact on patient quality of life (QOL), in long-term follow-up after shunt surgery for INPH. METHODS One hundred seventy-six shunt-treated patients with INPH (mean age 74 years) and 368 age- and sex-matched controls from the population were included...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885120/threshold-of-the-extent-of-resection-for-who-grade-iii-gliomas-retrospective-volumetric-analysis-of-122-cases-using-intraoperative-mri
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Yu Fujii, Yoshihiro Muragaki, Takashi Maruyama, Masayuki Nitta, Taiichi Saito, Soko Ikuta, Hiroshi Iseki, Kazuhiro Hongo, Takakazu Kawamata
OBJECTIVE WHO Grade III gliomas are relatively rare and treated with multiple modalities such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. The impact of the extent of resection (EOR) on improving survival in patients with this tumor type is unclear. Moreover, because of the heterogeneous radiological appearance of Grade III gliomas, the MRI sequence that best correlates with tumor volume is unknown. In the present retrospective study, the authors evaluated the prognostic significance of EOR. METHODS Clinical and radiological data from 122 patients with newly diagnosed WHO Grade III gliomas who had undergone intraoperative MRI-guided resection at a single institution between March 2000 and December 2011 were analyzed retrospectively...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885119/volume-of-distribution-and-clearance-of-peptide-based-nanofiber-after-convection-enhanced-delivery
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Ranjodh Singh, Vanessa Bellat, Melinda Wang, Melanie E Schweitzer, Y Linda Wu, Ching-Hsuan Tung, Mark M Souweidane, Benedict Law
OBJECTIVE Drug clearance may be a limiting factor in the clinical application of convection-enhanced delivery (CED). Peptide-based nanofibers (NFPs) have a high aspect ratio, and NFPs loaded with drugs could potentially maintain effective drug concentrations for an extended period sufficient for cancer therapy. The objective of this study was to assess the volume of distribution (Vd) and clearance of variable lengths of NFPs when administered using CED. METHODS NFPs composed of multiple methoxypolyethylene glycol (mPEG)-conjugated constructs (mPEG2000-KLDLKLDLKLDL-K( FITC)-CONH2, for which FITC is fluorescein isothiocyanate) were assembled in an aqueous buffer...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885118/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-spetzler-martin-grade-iv-and-v-arteriovenous-malformations-an-international-multicenter-study
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Mohana Rao Patibandla, Dale Ding, Hideyuki Kano, Zhiyuan Xu, John Y K Lee, David Mathieu, Jamie Whitesell, John T Pierce, Paul P Huang, Douglas Kondziolka, Caleb Feliciano, Rafael Rodriguez-Mercado, Luis Almodovar, Inga S Grills, Danilo Silva, Mahmoud Abbassy, Symeon Missios, Gene H Barnett, L Dade Lunsford, Jason P Sheehan
OBJECTIVE Due to the complexity of Spetzler-Martin (SM) Grade IV-V arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), the management of these lesions remains controversial. The aims of this multicenter, retrospective cohort study were to evaluate the outcomes after single-session stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for SM Grade IV-V AVMs and determine predictive factors. METHODS The authors retrospectively pooled data from 233 patients (mean age 33 years) with SM Grade IV (94.4%) or V AVMs (5.6%) treated with single-session SRS at 8 participating centers in the International Gamma Knife Research Foundation...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885117/the-interperiosteodural-concept-applied-to-the-jugular-foramen-and-its-compartmentalization
#6
Florian Bernard, Ilyess Zemmoura, Jean Philippe Cottier, Henri-Dominique Fournier, Louis-Marie Terrier, Stéphane Velut
OBJECTIVE The dura mater is made of 2 layers: the endosteal layer (outer layer), which is firmly attached to the bone, and the meningeal layer (inner layer), which directly covers the brain and spinal cord. These 2 dural layers join together in most parts of the skull base and cranial convexity, and separate into the orbital and perisellar compartments or into the spinal epidural space to form the extradural neural axis compartment (EDNAC). The EDNAC contains fat and/or venous blood. The aim of this dissection study was to anatomically verify the concept of the EDNAC by focusing on the dural layers surrounding the jugular foramen area...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862553/transorbital-endoscopic-eyelid-approach-for-resection-of-sphenoorbital-meningiomas-with-predominant-hyperostosis-report-of-2-cases
#7
João Paulo Almeida, Sacit B Omay, Sathwik R Shetty, Yu-Ning Chen, Armando S Ruiz-Treviño, Buqing Liang, Vijay K Anand, Benjamin Levine, Theodore H Schwartz
Sphenoorbital meningiomas (SOMs) are slow-growing tumors that originate from the sphenoidal wing and are associated with visual deterioration, extrinsic ocular movement disorders, and proptosis caused by hyperostosis of the lateral wall of the orbit. In some cases, the intracranial component is quite small or "en plaque," and the majority of the symptoms arise from adjacent hyperostosis. Craniotomy has traditionally been the standard of care, but new minimally invasive multiportal endoscopic approaches offer an alternative...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862552/cavernous-sinus-compartments-from-the-endoscopic-endonasal-approach-anatomical-considerations-and-surgical-relevance-to-adenoma-surgery
#8
Juan C Fernandez-Miranda, Nathan T Zwagerman, Kumar Abhinav, Stefan Lieber, Eric W Wang, Carl H Snyderman, Paul A Gardner
OBJECTIVE Tumors with cavernous sinus (CS) invasion represent a neurosurgical challenge. Increasing application of the endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) requires a thorough understanding of the CS anatomy from an endonasal perspective. In this study, the authors aimed to develop a surgical anatomy-based classification of the CS and establish its utility for preoperative surgical planning and intraoperative guidance in adenoma surgery. METHODS Twenty-five colored silicon-injected human head specimens were used for endonasal and transcranial dissections of the CS...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862551/isolated-abducens-nerve-palsy-associated-with-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-localizing-sign-of-ruptured-posterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery-aneurysms
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Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Ethan A Winkler, George F Lasker, John K Yue, Michael T Lawton
OBJECTIVE Compressive cranial nerve syndromes can be useful bedside clues to the diagnosis of an enlarging intracranial aneurysm and can also guide subsequent evaluation, as with an acute oculomotor nerve (cranial nerve [CN] III) palsy that is presumed to be a posterior communicating artery aneurysm and a surgical emergency until proven otherwise. The CN VI has a short cisternal segment from the pontomedullary sulcus to Dorello's canal, remote from most PICA aneurysms but in the hemodynamic pathway of a rupturing PICA aneurysm that projects toward Dorello's canal...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862550/voxel-based-lesion-mapping-of-meningioma-a-comprehensive-lesion-location-mapping-of-260-lesions
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Ryuichi Hirayama, Manabu Kinoshita, Hideyuki Arita, Naoki Kagawa, Haruhiko Kishima, Naoya Hashimoto, Yasunori Fujimoto, Toshiki Yoshimine
OBJECTIVE In the present study the authors aimed to determine preferred locations of meningiomas by avoiding descriptive analysis and instead using voxel-based lesion mapping and 3D image-rendering techniques. METHODS Magnetic resonance images obtained in 248 treatment-naïve meningioma patients with 260 lesions were retrospectively and consecutively collected. All images were registered to a 1-mm isotropic, high-resolution, T1-weighted brain atlas provided by the Montreal Neurological Institute (the MNI152), and a lesion frequency map was created, followed by 3D volume rendering to visualize the preferred locations of meningiomas in 3D...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862549/outcomes-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-foramen-magnum-meningiomas-an-international-multicenter-study
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Gautam U Mehta, Georgios Zenonos, Mohana Rao Patibandla, Chung Jung Lin, Amparo Wolf, Inga Grills, David Mathieu, Brendan McShane, John Y Lee, Kevin Blas, Douglas Kondziolka, Cheng-Chia Lee, L Dade Lunsford, Jason P Sheehan
OBJECTIVE Meningiomas are the most common benign extramedullary lesions of the foramen magnum; however, their optimal management remains undefined. Given their location, foramen magnum meningiomas (FMMs) can cause significant morbidity, and complete microsurgical removal can be challenging. Anterior and anterolateral FMMs carry greater risks with surgery, but they comprise the majority of these lesions. As an alternative to resection, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has been used to treat FMMs in small case series...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862548/reoperation-for-growth-hormone-secreting-pituitary-adenomas-report-on-an-endonasal-endoscopic-series-with-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-literature
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João Paulo Almeida, Armando S Ruiz-Treviño, Buqing Liang, Sacit B Omay, Sathwik R Shetty, Yu-Ning Chen, Vijay K Anand, Kartikey Grover, Paul Christos, Theodore H Schwartz
OBJECTIVE Surgery is generally the first-line therapy for acromegaly. For patients with residual or recurrent tumors, several treatment options exist, including repeat surgery, medical therapy, and radiation. Reoperation for recurrent acromegaly has been associated with poor results, with hormonal control usually achieved in fewer than 50% of cases. Extended endonasal endoscopic approaches (EEAs) may potentially improve the results of reoperation for acromegaly by providing increased visibility and maneuverability in parasellar areas...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862547/the-treatment-of-brain-avms-study-tobas-an-all-inclusive-framework-to-integrate-clinical-care-and-research
#13
Elsa Magro, Jean-Christophe Gentric, André Lima Batista, Marc Kotowski, Chiraz Chaalala, David Roberge, Alain Weill, Christian Stapf, Daniel Roy, Michel W Bojanowski, Tim E Darsaut, Ruby Klink, Jean Raymond
OBJECTIVE The management of brain arteriovenous malformations (bAVMs) remains controversial. The Treatment of Brain AVMs Study (TOBAS) was designed to manage patients with bAVMs within a clinical research framework. The objective of this study was to study trial feasibility, recruitment rates, patient allocation to the various management groups, and compliance with treatment allocation. METHODS TOBAS combines two randomized care trials (RCTs) and a registry. Designed to be all-inclusive, the study offers randomized allocation of interventional versus conservative management to patients eligible for both options (first RCT), a second RCT testing the role of preembolization as an adjunct to surgery or radiotherapy, and a registry of patients managed using clinical judgment alone...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862546/angioarchitecture-of-arteriovenous-fistulas-at-the-craniocervical-junction-a-multicenter-cohort-study-of-54-patients
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Masafumi Hiramatsu, Kenji Sugiu, Tomoya Ishiguro, Hiro Kiyosue, Kenichi Sato, Keisuke Takai, Yasunari Niimi, Yuji Matsumaru
OBJECTIVE The aim of this retrospective multicenter cohort study was to assess the details of the angioarchitecture of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) at the craniocervical junction (CCJ) and to determine the associations between the angiographic characteristics and the clinical presentations and outcomes. METHODS The authors analyzed angiographic and clinical data for patients with CCJ AVFs from 20 participating centers that are members of the Japanese Society for Neuroendovascular Therapy (JSNET). Angiographic findings (feeding artery, location of AV shunt, draining vein) and patient data (age, sex, presentation, treatment modality, outcome) were tabulated and stratified based on the angiographic types of the lesions, as diagnosed by a member of the CCJ AVF study group, which consisted of a panel of 6 neurointerventionalists and 1 spine neurosurgeon...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862545/sex-differences-in-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#15
Menno R Germans, Blessing N R Jaja, Airton Leonardo de Oliviera Manoel, Ashley H Cohen, R Loch Macdonald
OBJECTIVE In this study the authors sought to investigate the sex differences in the risk of delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI), delayed cerebral infarction, and the role of hormonal status. METHODS Ten studies included in the SAHIT (SAH International Trialists) repository were analyzed using a fitting logistic regression model. Heterogeneity between the studies was tested using I(2) statistics, and the results were pooled using a random-effects model. Multivariable analysis was adjusted for the effects of neurological status and fixed effect of study...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862544/letter-to-the-editor-infraorbital-nerve-as-a-surgical-landmark
#16
William T Couldwell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862543/delayed-facial-palsy-after-microvascular-decompression-for-hemifacial-spasm-friend-or-foe
#17
Jae Meen Lee, Hye Ran Park, Young Doo Choi, Sung Min Kim, Beomseok Jeon, Han-Joon Kim, Dong Gyu Kim, Sun Ha Paek
OBJECTIVE The authors investigated the incidence, clinical course, and predisposing factors associated with delayed facial palsy (DFP) following microvascular decompression (MVD). METHODS The authors reviewed the records of 310 patients (311 cases) who were followed after MVD for hemifacial spasm (HFS). Of these patients, 45 (14.5%) developed DFP after MVD. The clinical characteristics and predisposing factors of the patients with HFS were investigated to identify prognostic factors that predicted the development of DFP after MVD...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862542/letter-to-the-editor-magnetic-resonance-guided-focused-ultrasound-thalamotomy-for-parkinson-s-disease
#18
Martin Chapman, Jordan Tarshis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862541/anatomy-and-white-matter-connections-of-the-orbitofrontal-gyrus
#19
Joshua D Burks, Andrew K Conner, Phillip A Bonney, Chad A Glenn, Cordell M Baker, Lillian B Boettcher, Robert G Briggs, Daniel L O'Donoghue, Dee H Wu, Michael E Sughrue
OBJECTIVE The orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) is understood to have a role in outcome evaluation and risk assessment and is commonly involved with infiltrative tumors. A detailed understanding of the exact location and nature of associated white matter tracts could significantly improve postoperative morbidity related to declining capacity. Through diffusion tensor imaging-based fiber tracking validated by gross anatomical dissection as ground truth, the authors have characterized these connections based on relationships to other well-known structures...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841124/the-epitrigeminal-approach-to-the-brainstem
#20
Georgios Andrea Zenonos, David Fernandes-Cabral, Maximiliano Nunez, Stefan Lieber, Juan Carlos Fernandez-Miranda, Robert Max Friedlander
OBJECTIVE Surgical approaches to the ventrolateral pons pose a significant challenge. In this report, the authors describe a safe entry zone to the brainstem located just above the trigeminal entry zone which they refer to as the "epitrigeminal entry zone." METHODS The approach is presented in the context of an illustrative case of a cavernous malformation and is compared with the other commonly described approaches to the ventrolateral pons. The anatomical nuances were analyzed in detail with the aid of surgical images and video, anatomical dissections, and high-definition fiber tractography (HDFT)...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
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