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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605734/cervical-spine-aneurysmal-bone-cysts-in-the-pediatric-population-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#1
Matthew Protas, Lydia W Jones, Juan Pablo Sardi, Christian Fisahn, Joe Iwanaga, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
Cervical spine aneurysmal bone cysts (ABCs) in pediatric patients have not been thoroughly studied. Using PubMed and Google Scholar, a systematic review of the literature was conducted for publications that included patients aged ≤15 years with a confirmed diagnosis of ABC in the cervical spine. Thirty-five studies with a total of 71 patients met the inclusion criteria. Nearly 80% of patients presented with neck or shoulder pain. The axis was the level most frequently involved (34.28%), followed by C5 (24...
June 13, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618406/an-analysis-of-outcome-of-endoscopic-fenestration-of-cavum-septum-pellucidum-cyst-more-grey-than-black-and-white
#2
Suhas Udayakumaran, Chiazor U Onyia, Sandhya Cherkil
BACKGROUND: Cavum septum pellucidum (CSP) and cavum vergae are actually fluid-filled, generally communicating midline cavities located between the third ventricle and corpus callosum. There have been various reports of their association with many behavioral and psychiatric disorders. Infrequently, they have been associated with an obstructive hydrocephalus-like picture. Although the structure and management of CSP has long been known, it has been an enigma as far as functional significance and management indications are concerned...
June 10, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601873/disappearance-of-the-hemorrhagic-component-of-the-frontal-contusion-possibly-due-to-redistribution-of-the-hematoma-within-the-subarachnoid-space-a-case-report
#3
Mohd Faheem, Manish Jaiswal, Bal Krishna Ojha, Anil Chandra, Sunil Kumar Singh, Chhitij Srivastava, Noor Us Saba
Posttraumatic hemorrhagic contusions are a common sequel of traumatic brain injuries. They occur in around 8% of all traumatic brain injuries. Spontaneous resolution of acute subdural and acute extradural hematomas, although rare, is a recognized entity, but spontaneous resolution of the hemorrhagic component of a contusion within 24 h has not been reported in the literature. We present a patient in whom the hemorrhagic component of her contusion resolved spontaneously over a period of 24 h after injury. The rarity of this case prompted us to this study...
June 10, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578325/survey-of-techniques-utilized-to-access-ventricular-shunts-and-reservoirs
#4
Claudia I Martinez, Stephen Fletcher, Manish N Shah, Marcia L Kerr, David I Sandberg
AIMS: This study assessed variations in pediatric neurosurgical technique when accessing shunts and ventricular access devices (VADs). METHODS: A 12-question survey was developed and sent to members of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) whose self-identified subspecialty was pediatric neurosurgery. RESULTS: Four hundred and twenty surveys were sent out, and 149 responses were received (35.5% response rate); 95.3% of respondents always use sterile gloves, 55...
June 3, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564659/life-threatening-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-previously-undiagnosed-acute-t-cell-lymphoblastic-leukemia-with-blast-crisis-a-nightmare-in-neurosurgeon-s-life
#5
Abhay Singh, Rahul Gupta, Devender Chhonker, Gangesh Gunjan, Harjinder Singh Bhatoe
Spontaneous, nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common cancer diagnosed in children. According to the literature, only 6 cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia presenting as intracerebral hemorrhage have been reported. Five out of the 6 patients were managed conservatively; 3 out of these 6 patients survived with correction of coagulopathy. Surgical intervention was performed in only 1 of the previously reported cases in which the patient could not be salvaged...
June 1, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558378/pial-arteriovenous-fistula-and-capillary-malformation-arteriovenous-malformation-associated-with-rasa1-mutation-2-pediatric-cases-with-successful-surgical-management
#6
A Jessey Chugh, Asim Shahid, Sunil Manjila, Deepak Gulati, Nicholas C Bambakidis
We present case reports of 2 pediatric patients who were both found to have pial arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) with subsequent genetic analysis revealing mutations in the RASA1 gene. Considering their family history of distinct cutaneous lesions, these mutations were likely inherited as opposed to de novo mutations. Patient 1 had large capillary malformations on the left side of the face and neck, associated with macrocephaly, and presented at the age of 32 months with speech delay, right-sided weakness, and focal seizures involving the right side of the body...
May 31, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554184/vertebral-artery-dissection-in-a-bouncy-castle-injury-case-report-and-literature-review
#7
Valeria Ripa, Timur M Urakov, Sarah C Jernigan
There is an increased rate of injuries associated with activities on bouncy castles. The purpose of this article was to describe the case of a 6-year-old boy who sustained a brain infarct as a consequence of a left posterior inferior cerebellar artery dissection due to improper landing in a bouncy castle and who required a suboccipital craniotomy. The second goal was to outline the literature review regarding cervical trauma related to trampoline or bouncy castle accidents in pediatric populations. Based on the described case and reviewed studies, bouncy castle or any other activity resulting in hyperflexion or hyperextension of the neck should be carefully evaluated for cervical spine fractures and vascular injuries...
May 30, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538229/treatment-outcome-in-patients-with-primary-central-nervous-system-germ-cell-tumour-clinical-experience-from-a-regional-cancer-centre-in-north-india
#8
Ahitagni Biswas, Pramod Kumar Julka, Sameer Bakhshi, Manmohan Singh, Goura Kishor Rath
BACKGROUND: Primary intracranial germ cell tumour is a rare entity and constitutes 2-3% of all paediatric brain tumours in Western countries. We herein intend to report the clinical features and treatment outcome of patients with primary central nervous system germ cell tumour treated at our institute. METHODS: Clinical data were collected by retrospective chart review from 2006 to 2012. Histopathology slides were reviewed and relevant immunohistochemistry stains were done...
May 25, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249297/cerebrospinal-fluid-shunting-complications-in-children
#9
Brian W Hanak, Robert H Bonow, Carolyn A Harris, Samuel R Browd
Although cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt placement is the most common procedure performed by pediatric neurosurgeons, shunts remain among the most failure-prone life-sustaining medical devices implanted in modern medical practice. This article provides an overview of the mechanisms of CSF shunt failure for the 3 most commonly employed definitive CSF shunts in the practice of pediatric neurosurgery: ventriculoperitoneal, ventriculopleural, and ventriculoatrial. The text has been partitioned into the broad modes of shunt failure: obstruction, infection, mechanical shunt failure, overdrainage, and distal catheter site-specific failures...
March 2, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125818/neural-stem-cells-and-fetal-onset-hydrocephalus
#10
Esteban M Rodríguez, María M Guerra
Fetal-onset hydrocephalus is not only a disorder of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dynamics, but also a brain disorder. How can we explain the inborn and, so far, irreparable neurological impairment in children born with hydrocephalus? We hypothesize that a cell junction pathology of neural stem cells (NSC) leads to two inseparable phenomena: hydrocephalus and abnormal neurogenesis. All neurons, glial cells, and ependymal cells of the mammalian central nervous system originate from the NSC forming the ventricular zone (VZ) and the neural progenitor cells (NPC) forming the subventricular zone...
January 27, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095378/advanced-neuroimaging-techniques-in-pediatric-hydrocephalus
#11
Smruti K Patel, Weihong Yuan, Francesco T Mangano
From the early days of pneumoencephalography and ventriculography to the emerging technology of magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of the present day, neuroimaging has always been a critical tool in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus. There is accumulating evidence from both human and animal research suggesting that one of the major pathophysiological mechanisms underlying poor outcomes in these children is damage to vulnerable white matter (WM) structures in the brain as a result of ventricular enlargement and increased intracranial pressure...
January 18, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538230/the-first-case-of-kernohan-woltman-notch-phenomenon-caused-by-epidural-hematoma-in-a-pediatric-patient
#12
Sait Ozturk, Yasar Ozturk, Ozgur Ocal
Kernohan-Woltman notch phenomenon (KWNP) is an ipsilateral motor weakness due to compression of the contralateral cerebral peduncle. Most of the KWNP cases reported have been due to subdural hematomas, intracranial space-occupying lesions, and spontaneous bleeding of vascular malformations. In this study, we present the first pediatric case of KWNP caused by a traumatic epidural hematoma. Although subdural hematomas are the most frequent reason for KWNP, epidural hematomas may cause paradoxical ipsilateral signs not only in adults but also in pediatric patients...
2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535502/cerebellar-glioblastoma-in-a-child
#13
George Papaevangelou, Christos Chamilos, Helen Dana, Spyros Sgouros
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494465/congenital-salivary-gland-anlage-tumor-an-unusual-anterior-skull-base-mass-in-the-neonatal-period
#14
Jonathan E Martin, Belachew Tessema, Boulos Beshai, Fabiola Balarezo
Congenital salivary gland anlage tumor (SGAT) is a benign nasopharyngeal mass that presents with respiratory distress in infancy. Prior case reports have characterized SGAT as a lesion of the nasopharynx without intracranial extension. We report a unique case of SGAT extending through the anterior skull base and discuss the differential diagnosis and management of this unusual entity.
2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427053/growing-skull-fracture-and-the-orbitocranial-variant-nuances-of-surgical-management
#15
Vikram Singh, Gopalakrishnan M Sasidharan, Dhananjaya Ishwar Bhat, Bhagavatula Indira Devi
AIMS: Growing skull fracture (GSF) is a rare complication resulting from diastatic enlargement of a pediatric skull fracture. Orbitocranial GSF is a distinct variant with more complex management issues due to the displacement of the globe. This study aims to discuss surgical considerations in the management of GSF, with particular reference to orbitocranial variants. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 7 children operated for GSFs at our institute from 2008 to 2015...
2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380489/moyamoya-in-a-patient-with-smith-magenis-syndrome
#16
Jacob Freeman, Frederic Deleyiannis, Timothy J Bernard, Laura Z Fenton, Steig Somme, C Corbett Wilkinson
Occurrence of moyamoya syndrome in a patient with Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) has previously been reported once in a 10-year-old Asian female. We report a second case of moyamoya in a patient with SMS, in a now 25-year-old Asian female diagnosed with both conditions as a child. In addition to describing her medical and surgical history, we provide a detailed report of her omental transposition, in which the omental circulation was anastomosed to the superior thyroid artery and external jugular vein. To our knowledge, this is the first report of omental transposition for moyamoya in which omental vessels are anastomosed to vessels in the neck, as well as the second report of moyamoya in a patient with SMS...
2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329751/conservative-management-of-large-traumatic-supratentorial-epidural-hematoma-in-the-pediatric-population
#17
Pierre-Olivier Champagne, Kevin Xiaho He, Claude Mercier, Alexander G Weil, Louis Crevier
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Conservative management of traumatic epidural hematomas is being recognized as a safe alternative to surgical treatment in asymptomatic children. There is still debate about the maximal size of epidural hematoma that should be tolerated before deciding for surgery. METHODS: We report - through a retrospective cohort study from a single institution - a series of 16 conservatively managed traumatic epidural hematomas of more than 15 mm thickness. RESULTS: 14 patients (88%) were successfully treated using conservative management...
2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329748/extensive-multilevel-split-laminotomy-for-debulking-a-cervicothoracolumbar-nondysraphic-intramedullary-spinal-cord-lipoma-in-a-2-month-old-infant
#18
Ha Son Nguyen, Sean Lew
INTRODUCTION: Laminectomy is the traditional approach for posterior exposure of the spinal canal for tumor resection. Another technique is split laminotomy, which entails the division and retraction of the spinous processes and laminae to access the thecal sac. This technique has been employed for small-segment exposures, but not extensively explored for long-segment exposures. CASE: A 2-month-old male presented with progressive right-leg plegia. MRI of the spine revealed a large, intramedullary spinal-cord lipoma extending from C6 to L5...
2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324875/unilateral-postoperative-deep-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-with-complete-recovery-a-report-of-2-cases
#19
Mony Benifla, Suzzanne Laughlin, Zulma S Tovar-Spinoza, James T Rutka, Peter B Dirks
Postsurgical deep brain venous thrombosis has not been well described in children before. When approaching thalamic or intraventricular lesions, extra care should be taken to prevent injury to the internal cerebral veins (ICVs) and the vein of Galen. However, even when they are well preserved during surgery, postoperative hemodynamic changes, mainly in the first 24 h, or surgical manipulation can cause thrombosis of these veins. We report 2 children with unilateral postoperative ICV thrombosis; in 1 of the patients the vein of Galen was also thrombosed...
2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297703/molecular-basis-of-distant-medulloblastoma-recurrence
#20
Rafael Roesler, Caroline Brunetto de Farias, Gustavo R Isolan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
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