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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353274/postoperative-immobilization-following-occipitocervical-fusion-in-the-pediatric-population-outcome-evaluation-and-review-of-literature
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Alexandre R Pingarilho, Paulo M Porto de Melo, Samer K Elbabaa
The scientific literature does not have a consensus about the role and method of postoperative immobilization after occipitocervical fusion in the pediatric population. The primary goal of this study is to review the medical literature and evaluate different immobilization methods and their impact on fusion, following the surgical management of craniocervical instability in children. It started with an extensive research of randomized controlled trials, series of cases and case reports, describing occipitocervical junction pathologies, clinical, epidemiological characteristics, and treatment...
January 20, 2018: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346786/changing-trends-in-brain-imaging-technique-for-pediatric-patients-with-ventriculoperitoneal-shunts
#2
Margaret J Trost, Nathan Robison, Dean Coffey, Mary Rose Mamey, R Aaron Robison
BACKGROUND: Children with ventriculoperitoneal shunts (VPS) undergoing brain computed tomography (CT) for shunt malfunction evaluation are at risk for later malignancy due to radiation exposure. We aimed to determine if and how hospitals have adopted radiation-avoiding magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) database. Children with VPS presenting to acute wards at 31 PHIS hospitals between January 1, 2007 and January 2, 2015 and receiving noncontrast neuroimaging on day of service 0/1 were included...
January 19, 2018: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342464/risk-factors-for-intraoperative-hypocapnia-in-pediatric-neurosurgical-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#3
In-Kyung Song, Soolyoen Choi, Seohee Lee, Eun-Hee Kim, Ji-Hyun Lee, Hee-Soo Kim, Jin-Tae Kim
BACKGROUND: Hypocapnia has been associated with an increased risk and adverse outcomes in the injured brain. This study aimed to identify risk factors of intraoperative hypocapnia in pediatric neurosurgical patients when tidal volumes and respiratory rates were determined based on their weight and age, respectively. METHODS: Electronic medical records of pediatric patients (≤18 years) who underwent neurosurgery from December 2014 to January 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
January 18, 2018: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320777/a-case-of-giant-supratentorial-choroid-plexus-carcinoma-in-a-young-girl
#4
Saumya Gupta, Kirti Gupta, Apinderpreet Singh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2018: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316549/posterior-third-ventricular-glioblastoma-with-primary-leptomeningeal-metastasis-in-a-child
#5
Mustafa Kemal Demir, Ozlem Yapıcıer, Ozden Caglar Ozturk, Melisa Aslan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2018: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316543/the-use-of-external-ventricular-drainage-to-reduce-the-frequency-of-wound-complications-in-myelomeningocele-closure
#6
Michael M McDowell, Philip S Lee, Kimberly A Foster, Stephanie Greene
INTRODUCTION: Myelomeningocele (MMC) is an open neural tube defect routinely surgically closed within 48 h of birth to prevent secondary infection. Up to 18% of patients experience wound complications, and 85% require shunting for hydrocephalus. We hypothesized that wound complications could be reduced by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diversion at the time of closure. METHODS: Institutional review board approval was obtained to review records of the 88 patients who underwent MMC closure between January 2005 and June 2016 at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh...
January 10, 2018: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301133/diffuse-leptomeningeal-glioneural-tumour-simulating-tuberculous-meningitis-in-a-13-year-old-girl
#7
Antonio Guillén Quesada, Patricia Puerta Roldán, Andrés Morales la Madrid, Mariona Suñol, Cristina Jou, Jordi Muchart Lopez, Enrique Ferrer Rodriguez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 5, 2018: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298440/effect-of-posterior-fossa-decompression-for-chiari-malformation-i-on-scoliosis
#8
Silky Chotai, Jade Basem, Stephen Gannon, Michael Dewan, Chevis N Shannon, John C Wellons, Christopher M Bonfield
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Scoliosis is common in patients with Chiari malformation-I (CM-I). This study examined the change in scoliosis severity after posterior fossa decompression (PFD) for CM-I. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review at a single tertiary center for children undergoing PFD with untreated scoliosis, and identified 17 patients with complete follow-up data and imaging. RESULTS: Overall, scoliosis improved in 7 (41.2%) patients, worsened in 9 (52...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275412/hypertensive-cerebral-hemorrhage-in-a-patient-with-turner-syndrome-caused-by-deletion-in-the-short-arm-of-the-x-chromosome
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Yusuke S Hori, Takahiro Ohkura, Yuki Ebisudani, Michiari Umakoshi, Masato Ishi, Kazunori Oda, Mizuho Aoi, Takushi Inoue, Mahoko Furujo, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Toru Fukuhara
Turner syndrome is a chromosomal disorder usually caused by complete deletion of an X chromosome, with deletion in the short arm of the X chromosome being a rare cause of the condition. Patients with Turner syndrome commonly develop hypertension, and associated vascular complications such as aortic dissection or cerebral hemorrhage have been reported. Cerebral hemorrhage in Turner syndrome is a rare complication, and only a few reports have been published. In these reports, all patients have XO karyotypes or a mosaic type as the cause of Turner syndrome, while no other Turner syndrome types have been documented...
December 23, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166638/predictors-of-surgical-outcomes-of-traumatic-peripheral-nerve-injuries-in-children-an-institutional-experience
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Bhagavatula Indira Devi, Subhas K Konar, Dhananjaya I Bhat, Dhaval P Shukla, R Bharath, M S Gopalakrishnan
AIM: This study was undertaken to address the epidemiological characteristics, operative details, and surgical outcome of peripheral nerve injuries in children treated in a tertiary hospital in India (NIMHANS, Bangalore). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study of epidemiology, operative findings, and surgical outcomes over the period of 2000-2016. Our series includes 102 children with peripheral nerve injuries of various causes. RESULTS: Intramuscular injections were the most common cause (52...
November 23, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131135/interhemispheric-and-infratentorial-subdural-empyema-with-preseptal-cellulitis-as-complications-of-sinusitis-a-case-report
#11
Muhammad Reza Arifianto, Achmad Zuhro Ma'ruf, Arie Ibrahim, Abdul Hafid Bajamal
Intracranial complications of paranasal sinusitis have become rare due to the use of antibiotics nowadays. However, several cases have been reported due the ability of paranasal sinusitis to cause serious complications. Once the infection spreads over the cranial structure, it could infect the orbits, underlying bones, meninges, adjacent veins, and brain. Subdural empyema is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication following paranasal sinusitis and should be considered as a neurological emergency...
November 11, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131086/intracranial-epidural-haematoma-following-surgical-removal-of-a-giant-lumbosacral-schwannoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Jakob Nemir, Vjerislav Peterković, Ines Trninić, Ivan Domazet, Hrvoje Barić, Miroslav Vukić
Postoperative intracranial epidural haematoma (EDH) is an extremely rare complication following spinal surgery, with only a handful of cases described in the literature. We report the case of a 16-year-old girl who underwent a successful subtotal resection of a giant lumbosacral schwannoma (L2-S2 level). Recovery from general anaesthesia was uneventful; however, her neurological status deteriorated rapidly within 24 h after surgery. A head computed tomography scan revealed a large right frontoparietal EDH with midline shift...
November 11, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131126/extending-the-neuroanatomic-territory-of-diffuse-midline-glioma-k27m-mutant-pineal-region-origin
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Andrea R Gilbert, Wafik Zaky, Murat Gokden, Christine E Fuller, Eylem Ocal, Norman E Leeds, Gregory N Fuller
Diffuse midline glioma, H3-K27M mutant (DMG-K27M) is a newly described, molecularly distinct infiltrative glioma that almost exclusively arises in midline CNS structures, including the brain stem, especially the pons, as well as the thalamus and spinal cord with rare examples seen in the cerebellum, third ventricle, and hypothalamus. To our knowledge, only 1 case of a molecularly confirmed DMG-K27M arising in the pineal region has been previously reported. We present the second occurrence of a tissue-confirmed DMG-K27M of the pineal region, which, to our knowledge, is the first case reported in a child and the first case with documented preoperative MRI...
November 4, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131101/outcomes-and-prognostic-factors-in-pediatric-oligodendroglioma-a-population-based-study
#14
Nicholas J Goel, Kalil G Abdullah, Shih-Shan Lang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Pediatric oligodendroglioma (pODG) is a rare primary brain tumor that remains poorly understood. Demographics, outcomes, and prognostic factors were analyzed in 346 pODG cases from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. METHODS: Gender, race, age, tumor location, tumor size, tumor grade, extent of resection, and use of radiotherapy were evaluated with respect to overall survival (OS) by univariate and multivariate analysis. These factors were assessed in the pediatric cohort and 5,753 adult oligodendroglioma cases for comparison...
November 2, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080894/posttraumatic-intralaminar-hematoma-developing-between-cranial-dural-layers-a-case-report
#15
Biji Bahuleyan, Vineetkumar Thakorbhai Patel, Prashanth Usurumarthi, Girish Kuranjiyoor Madhavan, Santhosh George Thomas
We present a case of post-traumatic hematoma developing between the 2 layers of the cranial dura in a 2-year-old child following head injury. This child presented with history of fall from a height in altered sensorium with paucity of movements on the left side. Computerized tomography scan of the brain showed a right parietal linear fracture with an underlying hyperdense biconvex hematoma. Emergency evacuation of the hematoma was done. On elevation of the scalp flap, a fibrous membrane was seen protruding between the fracture lines...
October 28, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216629/erratum
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2018: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131102/a-case-of-a-4-year-old-female-with-a-primary-spinal-malignancy-presenting-with-froin-s-syndrome
#17
Andrew T Hale, Gregory P Fricker, Travis W Crook
We report the case of a 4-year-old female with a primary extradural intramedullary atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) leading to a middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarct and Froin's syndrome. She presented with a 6-pound weight loss over the previous week, as well as a decreased urinary output and an altered mental status. She underwent a brain MRI that revealed a left MCA infarct, mild ventriculomegaly, and bilateral internal carotid artery, M1, and A1 stenosis. An external ventricular drain (EVD) was placed due to increased intracranial pressure...
2018: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084406/a-retrospective-study-of-cervical-spine-mri-findings-in-children-with-abusive-head-trauma
#18
Lance S Governale, Farah W Brink, Charles P Pluto, Victoria A Schunemann, Rachel Weber, Jerome Rusin, Beth A Fischer, Megan M Letson
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Increasing attention has been given to the possible association of cervical spine (c-spine) injuries with abusive head trauma (AHT). The aims of this study were to describe c-spine MRI findings in hospitalized AHT patients. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of children under the age of 5 years with AHT admitted to hospital in 2004-2013. Those with c-spine MRI were identified, and the images were reviewed. RESULTS: 250 AHT cases were identified, with 34 (14%) undergoing c-spine MRI...
2018: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073589/effect-of-unshaven-hair-with-absorbable-sutures-and-early-postoperative-shampoo-on-cranial-surgery-site-infection
#19
Insun Yeom, Won-Oak Oh, Dong-Seok Kim, Eun-Kyung Park, Kyu-Won Shim
BACKGROUND: Cranial surgical site infection is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitals. Preoperative hair shaving for cranial neurosurgical procedures is performed traditionally in an attempt to protect patients against complications from infections at cranial surgical sites. However, preoperative shaving of surgical incision sites using traditional surgical blades without properly washing the head after surgery can cause infections at surgical sites. Therefore, a rapid protocol in which the scalp remains unshaven and absorbable sutures are used for scalp closure with early postoperative shampooing is examined in this study...
2018: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926844/atypical-presentation-of-a-pediatric-cerebellar-ganglioglioma
#20
Richard Bram, Roberta J Seidman, David Chesler
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Gangliogliomas (GGs) are rare central nervous system tumors occurring primarily in the supratentorial compartment with infratentorial instances most often involving the brain stem. Infratentorial GGs typically present with signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure (ICP), cranial nerve deficits, or focal cerebellar findings; rarely, these tumors have been associated with focal seizures. METHODS: In this report, we describe an atypical presentation of a cerebellar GG in a 20-month-old male who initially presented with syncope and emesis in the absence of electrographic evidence of seizures, radiographic evidence of hydrocephalus, or elevated ICP...
2018: Pediatric Neurosurgery
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