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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548599/an-extent-of-resection-threshold-for-seizure-freedom-in-patients-with-low-grade-gliomas
#1
David S Xu, Al-Wala Awad, Chad Mehalechko, Jeffrey R Wilson, Lynn S Ashby, Stephen W Coons, Nader Sanai
OBJECTIVE Seizures are the most common presenting symptom of newly diagnosed WHO Grade II gliomas (low-grade glioma [LGG]) and significantly impair quality of life. Although gross-total resection of LGG is associated with better seizure control, it remains unclear whether an extent of resection (EOR) "threshold" exists for long-term seizure control. Specifically, what proportion of FLAIR-positive tissue in patients with newly diagnosed LGG must be removed to achieve Engel Class I seizure freedom? To clarify the EOR threshold for long-term seizure control, the authors analyzed data from a consecutive series of patients with newly diagnosed LGG who presented with seizures and subsequently underwent microsurgical resection...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548598/associations-between-endothelin-polymorphisms-and-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-clinical-vasospasm-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-and-functional-outcome
#2
Christoph J Griessenauer, Robert M Starke, Paul M Foreman, Philipp Hendrix, Mark R Harrigan, Winfield S Fisher, Nilesh A Vyas, Robert H Lipsky, Mingkuan Lin, Beverly C Walters, Jean-Francois Pittet, Mali Mathru
OBJECTIVE Endothelin-1, a potent vasoconstrictor, and its receptors may be involved in the pathogenesis of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH), clinical vasospasm, delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI), and functional outcome following aSAH. In the present study, common endothelin single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and their relation to aSAH were evaluated. METHODS Blood samples from all patients enrolled in the Cerebral Aneurysm Renin Angiotensin System (CARAS) study were used for genetic evaluation. The CARAS study prospectively enrolled patients with aSAH at 2 academic institutions in the US from 2012 to 2015...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548597/william-edward-gallie-1882-1959-father-of-the-gallie-wiring-technique-for-atlantoaxial-arthrodesis
#3
Rimal Hanif Dossani, John Shaughnessy, Piyush Kalakoti, Anil Nanda
William Edward Gallie (1882-1959) was a Canadian general surgeon with special expertise in orthopedic surgery. His experience with surgical management of cervical spine subluxation led him to invent a method of cervical wiring of the atlas to the axis. His method of C1-2 wiring has since been modified, but it still remains one of the three most commonly taught wiring techniques in neurosurgical training programs. Gallie is also hailed for instituting the first surgical training program in Canada, a curriculum his pupils memorialized as the "Gallie course" in surgery...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548596/cyst-formation-after-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-a-systematic-review
#4
Adeel Ilyas, Ching-Jen Chen, Dale Ding, Panagiotis Mastorakos, Davis G Taylor, I Jonathan Pomeraniec, Cheng-Chia Lee, Jason Sheehan
OBJECTIVE Cyst formation can occasionally occur after stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Given the limited data regarding post-SRS cyst formation in patients with AVM, the time course, natural history, and management of this delayed complication are poorly defined. The aim of this systematic review was to determine the incidence, time course, and optimal management of cyst formation after SRS for AVMs. METHODS A literature review was performed using PubMed to identify studies reporting cyst formation in AVM patients treated with SRS...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548595/effect-of-treatment-modality-on-in-hospital-outcome-in-patients-with-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-nationwide-study-in-japan-j-aspect-study
#5
Ryota Kurogi, Akiko Kada, Kunihiro Nishimura, Satoru Kamitani, Ataru Nishimura, Tetsuro Sayama, Jyoji Nakagawara, Kazunori Toyoda, Kuniaki Ogasawara, Junichi Ono, Yoshiaki Shiokawa, Toru Aruga, Shigeru Miyachi, Izumi Nagata, Shinya Matsuda, Shinichi Yoshimura, Kazuo Okuchi, Akifumi Suzuki, Fumiaki Nakamura, Daisuke Onozuka, Akihito Hagihara, Koji Iihara
OBJECTIVE Although heterogeneity in patient outcomes following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) has been observed across different centers, the relative merits of clipping and coiling for SAH remain unknown. The authors sought to compare the patient outcomes between these therapeutic modalities using a large nationwide discharge database encompassing hospitals with different comprehensive stroke center (CSC) capabilities. METHODS They analyzed data from 5214 patients with SAH (clipping 3624, coiling 1590) who had been urgently hospitalized at 393 institutions in Japan in the period from April 2012 to March 2013...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548594/immediate-ex-vivo-diagnosis-of-pituitary-adenomas-using-confocal-reflectance-microscopy-a-proof-of-principle-study
#6
Michael A Mooney, Joseph Georges, Mohammedhassan Izady Yazdanabadi, Katherine Y Goehring, William L White, Andrew S Little, Mark C Preul, Stephen W Coons, Peter Nakaji, Jennifer M Eschbacher
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using confocal reflectance microscopy (CRM) ex vivo to differentiate adenoma from normal pituitary gland in surgical biopsy specimens. CRM allows for rapid, label-free evaluation of biopsy specimens with cellular resolution while avoiding some limitations of frozen section analysis. METHODS Biopsy specimens from 11 patients with suspected pituitary adenomas were transported directly to the pathology department. Samples were immediately positioned and visualized with CRM using a confocal microscope located in the same area of the pathology department where frozen sections are prepared...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548593/bilateral-deep-brain-stimulation-of-the-subthalamic-nucleus-in-primary-meige-syndrome
#7
Shikun Zhan, Fafa Sun, Yixin Pan, Wei Liu, Peng Huang, Chunyan Cao, Jing Zhang, Dianyou Li, Bomin Sun
OBJECTIVE Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of primary Meige syndrome. However, assessments of its efficacy and safety have been limited to several case reports and small studies. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective study to assess the efficacy and safety of bilateral subthalamic nucleus stimulation in 15 patients with primary Meige syndrome who responded poorly to medical treatments or botulinum toxin injections. Using the movement and disability subscores of the Burke-Fahn-Marsden Dystonia Rating Scale, the authors evaluated the severity of patients' dystonia and related before surgery and at final follow-up during neurostimulation...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548592/intracranial-pressure-monitoring-in-severe-blunt-head-trauma-does-the-type-of-monitoring-device-matter
#8
Alberto Aiolfi, Desmond Khor, Jayun Cho, Elizabeth Benjamin, Kenji Inaba, Demetrios Demetriades
OBJECTIVE Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring has become the standard of care in the management of severe head trauma. Intraventricular devices (IVDs) and intraparenchymal devices (IPDs) are the 2 most commonly used techniques for ICP monitoring. Despite the widespread use of these devices, very few studies have investigated the effect of device type on outcomes. The purpose of the present study was to compare outcomes between 2 types of ICP monitoring devices in patients with isolated severe blunt head trauma...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548591/test-retest-reliability-of-cortical-language-mapping-in-a-patient-with-refractory-focal-epilepsy-11-years-later
#9
Kirsty E Bortnik, Guy M McKhann, Marla J Hamberger
Electrical stimulation mapping (ESM) is considered the gold standard for identification of essential language cortex and is especially important in patients for whom classic language landmarks are less useful because of reorganization in response to epileptogenic or neoplastic cortex. However, little is known regarding the reliability of the procedure, particularly over extended time intervals. The authors present the case of a young man with refractory left temporal lobe epilepsy in the setting of a low-grade left temporal tumor who had undergone intraoperative language mapping at age 14 years and repeat mapping at age 25...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524799/-y-stent-retriever-a-new-rescue-technique-for-refractory-large-vessel-occlusions
#10
Roberto Crosa, Alejandro M Spiotta, Matías Negrotto, Alejandra Jaume, Walter Casagrande
Long-awaited positive trial data have shown the efficacy of endovascular treatment in patients with ischemic stroke who arrive at the hospital within the first 6 hours with large-vessel occlusion of the anterior circulation. With the introduction of stent retrievers (SRs) for mechanical thrombectomy, efficient and safe large-artery recanalization treatment can be achieved. However, sometimes there are patients who do not attain complete flow restoration following attempts with traditional maneuvers. The authors present the case of a 57-year-old man with acute ischemic stroke due to an M1 embolus that extended into both M2 trunks...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524798/revisiting-the-rules-for-freehand-ventriculostomy-a-virtual-reality-analysis
#11
Clemens Raabe, Jens Fichtner, Jürgen Beck, Jan Gralla, Andreas Raabe
OBJECTIVE Frontal ventriculostomy is one of the most frequent and standardized procedures in neurosurgery. However, many first and subsequent punctures miss the target, and suboptimal placement or misplacement of the catheter is common. The authors therefore reexamined the landmarks and rules to determine the entry point and trajectory with the best hit rate (HtR). METHODS The authors randomly selected CT scans from their institution's DICOM pool that had been obtained in 50 patients with normal ventricular and skull anatomy and without ventricular puncture...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524797/the-relationship-of-dose-to-nerve-volume-in-predicting-pain-recurrence-after-stereotactic-radiosurgery-in-trigeminal-neuralgia
#12
Amparo Wolf, Amy Tyburczy, Jason Chao Ye, Girish Fatterpekar, Joshua S Silverman, Douglas Kondziolka
OBJECTIVE Approximately 75%-92% of patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) achieve pain relief after Gamma Knife surgery (GKS), although a proportion of these patients will experience recurrence of their pain. To evaluate the reasons for durability or recurrence, this study determined the impact of trigeminal nerve length and volume, the nerve dose-volume relationship, and the presence of neurovascular compression (NVC) on pain outcomes after GKS for TN. METHODS Fifty-eight patients with 60 symptomatic nerves underwent GKS for TN between 2013 and 2015, including 15 symptomatic nerves secondary to multiple sclerosis (MS)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524796/improvement-of-visual-field-defects-after-focal-resection-for-occipital-lobe-epilepsy-case-report
#13
Takahiro Yamamoto, Tadashi Hamasaki, Hideo Nakamura, Kazumichi Yamada
Improvement of visual field defects after surgical treatment for occipital lobe epilepsy is rare. Here, the authors report on a 24-year-old man with a 15-year history of refractory epilepsy that developed after he had undergone an occipital craniotomy to remove a cerebellar astrocytoma at the age of 4. His seizures started with an elementary visual aura, followed by secondary generalized tonic-clonic convulsion. Perimetry revealed left-sided incomplete hemianopia, and MRI showed an old contusion in the right occipital lobe...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524795/long-term-risk-of-recurrence-and-regrowth-after-gross-total-and-subtotal-resection-of-sporadic-vestibular-schwannoma
#14
Hirofumi Nakatomi, Jeffrey T Jacob, Matthew L Carlson, Shota Tanaka, Minoru Tanaka, Nobuhito Saito, Christine M Lohse, Colin L W Driscoll, Michael J Link
OBJECTIVE The management of vestibular schwannoma (VS) remains controversial. One commonly cited advantage of microsurgery over other treatment modalities is that tumor removal provides the greatest chance of long-term cure. However, there are very few publications with long-term follow-up to support this assertion. The purpose of the current study is to report the very long-term risk of recurrence among a large historical cohort of patients who underwent microsurgical resection. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients who had undergone primary microsurgical resection of unilateral VS via a retrosigmoid approach performed by a single neurosurgeon-neurotologist team between January 1980 and December 1999...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524794/erratum-um-chor1-establishment-and-characterization-of-the-first-validated-clival-chordoma-cell-line
#15
Mark E P Prince, Xing Fan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498061/microvascular-decompression-for-hemifacial-spasm-can-intraoperative-lateral-spread-response-monitoring-improve-surgical-efficacy
#16
Yongxu Wei, Wenlei Yang, Weiguo Zhao, Chunhua Pu, Ning Li, Yu Cai, Hanbing Shang
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether intraoperative monitoring of lateral spread response (LSR) improves the efficacy of microvascular decompression (MVD) for hemifacial spasm (HFS). METHODS In this prospective study, patients undergoing MVD for HFS were assigned to one of 2 groups, Group A (MVD with intraoperative LSR monitoring) or Group B (MVD without LSR monitoring). Clinical outcome at 12 months after surgery was assessed through telephone survey. Data analysis was performed to investigate the effect of intraoperative LSR monitoring on efficacy of MVD...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498060/correlation-between-reduction-in-microvascular-transit-time-after-superficial-temporal-artery-middle-cerebral-artery-bypass-surgery-for-moyamoya-disease-and-the-development-of-postoperative-hyperperfusion-syndrome
#17
Tao Yang, Yoshifumi Higashino, Hiroharu Kataoka, Eika Hamano, Daisuke Maruyama, Koji Iihara, Jun C Takahashi
OBJECTIVE Hyperperfusion syndrome (HPS) is a notable complication that causes various neurological symptoms after superficial temporal artery (STA)-middle cerebral artery (MCA) bypass surgery for moyamoya disease (MMD). The authors used intraoperative indocyanine green (ICG) videoangiography to measure the change in microvascular transit time (MVTT) after bypass surgery. An analysis was then conducted to identify the correlation between change in MVTT and presence of postoperative HPS. METHODS This study included 105 hemispheres of 81 patients with MMD who underwent STA-MCA single bypass surgery between January 2010 and January 2015...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498059/oligodendroglioma-resection-a-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-seer-analysis
#18
Ali A Alattar, Michael G Brandel, Brian R Hirshman, Xuezhi Dong, Kate T Carroll, Mir Amaan Ali, Bob S Carter, Clark C Chen
OBJECTIVE The available evidence suggests that the clinical benefits of extended resection are limited for chemosensitive tumors, such as primary CNS lymphoma. Oligodendroglioma is generally believed to be more sensitive to chemotherapy than astrocytoma of comparable grades. In this study the authors compare the survival benefit of gross-total resection (GTR) in patients with oligodendroglioma relative to patients with astrocytoma. METHODS Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program (1999-2010) database, the authors identified 2378 patients with WHO Grade II oligodendroglioma (O2 group) and 1028 patients with WHO Grade III oligodendroglioma (O3 group)...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498058/endoscopic-endonasal-resection-of-the-odontoid-process-clinical-outcomes-in-34-adults
#19
Nathan T Zwagerman, Matthew J Tormenti, Zachary J Tempel, Eric W Wang, Carl H Snyderman, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda, Paul A Gardner
OBJECTIVE Treatment of odontoid disease from a ventral corridor has consisted of a transoral approach. More recently, the endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) has been used to access odontoid pathology. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted of patients who underwent an EEA for odontoid pathology from 2004 to 2013. During our analysis, the mean follow-up duration was 42.6 months (range 1-80 months). Patient outcomes, complications, and postoperative swallowing function were assessed either by clinic visit or phone contact...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498057/stereotactic-radiosurgery-alone-or-combined-with-embolization-for-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Dylan Russell, Travis Peck, Dale Ding, Ching-Jen Chen, Davis G Taylor, Robert M Starke, Cheng-Chia Lee, Jason P Sheehan
OBJECTIVE Embolization of brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) prior to stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has been reported to negatively affect obliteration rates. The goal of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare the outcomes of AVMs treated with embolization plus SRS (E+SRS group) and those of AVMs treated with SRS alone (SRS group). METHODS A literature review was performed using PubMed to identify studies with 10 or more AVM patients and obliteration data for both E+SRS and SRS groups...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
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