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Acta Neurochirurgica

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30334098/continuous-monitoring-of-intracranial-compliance-in-neurointensive-care-editorial-by-invitation
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EDITORIAL
Per Enblad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 17, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30328524/cavernous-malformations-are-rare-sequelae-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-brain-metastases
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Kira Seiger, Arjun V Pendharkar, Peyman Samghabadi, Steven D Chang, Nam Cho, Clara Y H Choi, Candace Wang, Melanie Hayden Gephart, Scott G Soltys
The development of cavernous malformations many years following conventionally fractionated brain irradiation is well recognized and commonly reported. However, cavernous malformation induction following stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is largely unreported. Herein, we describe two cases of cavernous malformation formation years following SRS for brain metastases. A 20-year-old woman with breast cancer brain metastases received treatment with whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT), then salvage SRS 1.4 years later for progression of a previously treated metastasis...
October 17, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30328523/foix-chavany-marie-syndrome-secondary-to-bilateral-traumatic-operculum-injury
#3
Richard Digby, Adam Wells, David Menon, Adel Helmy
This report describes a case of a 62-year-old man who developed Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome subsequent to traumatic brain injury. The initial presentation of the syndrome was profound loss of voluntary control of orofacial muscles, causing a loss of speech and impairment of swallow. Over subsequent months, a remarkable recovery of these functions was observed. The natural history of FCMS in this case was favourable, with good improvement in function over months. Furthermore, the pattern of bilateral opercular injury was more readily recognised on MRI than on CT, supporting the role of MRI in cases of traumatic brain injury...
October 17, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30327944/working-ability-and-use-of-healthcare-resources-for-patients-with-trigeminal-neuralgia-treated-via-microvascular-decompression
#4
Kathrin Obermueller, Ehab Shiban, Thomas Obermueller, Bernhard Meyer, Jens Lehmberg
BACKGROUND: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is defined as sudden, usually unilateral, severe, brief, stabbing and recurrent episodes of pain in one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve. In patients with TN refractory to medical therapy, microvascular decompression (MVD) is considered. TN interferes with daily functioning and is associated with depression and anxiety. Direct costs of MVD are high, but the procedure is believed to improve working ability and reduce the use of medical resources...
October 16, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30315364/tumor-to-tumor-metastasis-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-into-a-spinal-intradural-solitary-fibrous-tumor-a-case-report
#5
Lazar Tosic, Dominik Baschera, Bastian Jentsch, Thomas Feuerstein, Alex Alfieri
Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) are rare mesenchymal neoplasms commonly involving visceral or parietal pleura. We present the first report of tumor-to-tumor metastasis involving a pulmonary adenocarcinoma donor and an intradural SFT recipient. The patient presented with a 1 year history of diffuse back pain. A spinal intradural contrast-enhancing mass at the T9/10 level and a tumor of the lung were diagnosed radiologically. Bronchoscopic biopsy confirmed pulmonary adenocarcinoma in the right upper lung lobe...
October 13, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30315363/effect-of-premorbid-hypertension-control-on-outcome-of-patients-with-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#6
Jianfeng Zheng, Rui Xu, Guojing Liu, Zongduo Guo, Xiaochuan Sun
OBJECTIVE: Hypertension is common in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). However, it is still unclear whether premorbid antihypertensive therapy can help to reduce the risk of severe aneurysmal bleeding. Therefore, this study aims to assess the effect of premorbid hypertension control on outcome of patients with aneurysmal SAH. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical data of patients with intracranial aneurysms admitted to our institution from February 2012 to December 2017...
October 12, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30306271/eight-year-survival-of-a-recurrent-glioblastoma-patient-treated-with-molecularly-tailored-therapy-a-case-report
#7
Quintino Giorgio D'Alessandris, Nicola Montano, Maurizio Martini, Tonia Cenci, Liverana Lauretti, Vittorio Stumpo, Fabrizio Pignotti, Alessandro Olivi, Eduardo Fernandez, Luigi Maria Larocca, Roberto Pallini
Treatment options for recurrent glioblastoma are scarce; targeted therapy trials were disappointing, probably due to enrollment of patients without molecular selection. We treated with bevacizumab and erlotinib a 66-year-old male suffering from recurrent glioblastoma, IDH-wildtype and MGMT unmethylated, after three neurosurgeries. Treatment was tailored on molecular profile of recurrent tumor-namely, EGFRvIII positivity, VEGF overexpression, normal PTEN, low total VEGF and VEGF-121 mRNA-and resulted in complete, exceptionally durable response (51-month progression-free survival)...
October 11, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30302559/correction-to-multidisciplinary-approach-in-the-treatment-of-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-results-of-endovascular-and-surgical-treatment
#8
T Česák, J Adamkov, P Poczos, M Kanta, A Krajina, D Krajíčková, R Herzig, Martin Vališ
The author J. Adamkov was incorrectly captured in the original article and is now corrected in this article.
October 10, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30293158/spinal-cord-stimulation-modulates-descending-pain-inhibition-and-temporal-summation-of-pricking-pain-in-patients-with-neuropathic-pain
#9
Sigrid Schuh-Hofer, Janina Fischer, Andreas Unterberg, Rolf-Detlef Treede, Rezvan Ahmadi
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an established treatment option for patients with refractory chronic pain conditions. While effects of SCS on dorsal horn neuronal circuitries are intensively studied, current knowledge on the impact of SCS on descending pain pathways is scarce and relies on preclinical data. We aimed to address this topic and hypothesized a significant effect of SCS on descending pain modulation. In light of current efforts to determine the sensitivity of "static" versus "dynamic" somatosensory parameters to characterize pathophysiological pain conditions, all SCS patients were carefully investigated using both classes of somatosensory outcome parameters...
October 6, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30284020/a-coil-in-the-hair-a-case-report-of-percutaneous-coil-migration
#10
Bart De Boer, Alfred P See, H Bart Brouwers, Gabriël Rinkel, Ciro Princiotta, Marike L D Broekman
Coil migration following cerebral aneurysm treatment has been described and may result in stroke, recurrent aneurysm, or local mass effect. Cerebral coil embolization is also applied in arteriovenous malformations and arteriovenous fistulas, but these pathologies are relatively rare and coil migration is not as well described. Furthermore, these cases are more commonly treated with combinations of multiple modalities to achieve cure. Embolization, surgery, and radiation each have risks and benefits and combinations may have synergistic risks and benefits not seen in monotherapy...
October 3, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30280259/post-traumatic-hydrocephalus-following-decompressive-craniectomy-how-well-can-it-be-predicted
#11
LETTER
Varidh Katiyar, Sundarakrishnan Dharanipathy, Hitesh Gurjar, Zainab Vora, Ravi Sharma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30276546/letter-to-the-editor-endoscopic-transorbital-route-to-the-petrous-apex-a-feasibility-anatomic-study
#12
LETTER
Raywat Noiphithak, Juan C Yanez-Siller, Juan M Revuelta Barbero, Ricardo L Carrau, Daniel M Prevedello
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30276545/filling-the-gap-between-the-or-and-virtual-simulation-a-european-study-on-a-basic-neurosurgical-procedure
#13
Alessandro Perin, Tommaso Francesco Galbiati, Enrico Gambatesa, Roberta Ayadi, Eleonora Francesca Orena, Valentina Cuomo, Nicole Irene Riker, Lydia Viviana Falsitta, Silvia Schembari, Stefano Rizzo, Cristian Luciano, Paolo Cappabianca, Torstein Ragnar Meling, Karl Schaller, Francesco DiMeco
BACKGROUND: Currently available simulators are supposed to allow young neurosurgeons to hone their technical skills in a safe environment, without causing any unnecessary harm to their patients caused by their inexperience. For this training method to be largely accepted in neurosurgery, it is necessary to prove simulation efficacy by means of large-scale clinical validation studies. METHODS: We correlated and analysed the performance at a simulator and the actual operative skills of different neurosurgeons (construct validity)...
October 1, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30276544/pharmacological-management-of-post-traumatic-seizures-in-adults-current-practice-patterns-in-the-uk-and-the-republic-of-ireland
#14
Harry Mee, Angelos G Kolias, Aswin Chari, Ari Ercole, Fiona Lecky, Carole Turner, Catrin Tudur-Smith, Jonathan Coles, Fahim Anwar, Antonio Belli, Mark Manford, Timothy Ham, Catherine McMahon, Diederik Bulters, Chris Uff, John S Duncan, Mark H Wilson, Anthony G Marson, Peter J Hutchinson
BACKGROUND: Patient selection for seizure prophylaxis after traumatic brain injury (TBI) and duration of anti-epileptic drug treatment for patients with early post-traumatic seizures (PTS), remain plagued with uncertainty. In early 2017, a collaborative group of neurosurgeons, neurologists, neurointensive care and rehabilitation medicine physicians was formed in the UK with the aim of assessing variability in current practice and gauging the degree of uncertainty to inform the design of future studies...
October 1, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30269228/reply-to-letter-endoscopic-transorbital-route-to-the-petrous-apex-a-feasibility-anatomic-study
#15
LETTER
Alberto Di Somma, Norberto Andaluz, Luigi Maria Cavallo, Joaquim Enseñat, Alberto Prats-Galino, Paolo Cappabianca
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 29, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30267209/predicting-extent-of-resection-in-transsphenoidal-surgery-for-pituitary-adenoma
#16
Carlo Serra, Victor E Staartjes, Nicolai Maldaner, Giovanni Muscas, Kevin Akeret, David Holzmann, Michael B Soyka, Christoph Schmid, Luca Regli
BACKGROUND: The extent of resection (EOR) is a crucial outcome parameter in transsphenoidal pituitary surgery (TSS), and is linked to endocrinological outcome, postoperative morbidity, and mortality. We aimed to build a robust, quantitative, and easily reproducible imaging score able to predict EOR in TSS. METHODS: The ratio (R) between the maximum horizontal adenoma diameter and intercarotid distance at the horizontal C4 segment was used to stratify our patient series in four classes: class I R ≤ 0...
September 29, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30267208/optimal-cerebral-perfusion-pressure-via-transcranial-doppler-in-tbi-application-of-robotic-technology
#17
Frederick A Zeiler, Marek Czosnyka, Peter Smielewski
Individualized cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) targets may be derived via assessing the minimum of the parabolic relationship between an index of cerebrovascular reactivity and CPP. This minimum is termed the optimal CPP (CPPopt), and literature suggests that the further away CPP is from CPPopt, the worse is clinical outcome in adult traumatic brain injury (TBI). Typically, CPPopt estimation is based on intracranial pressure (ICP)-derived cerebrovascular reactivity indices, given ICP is commonly measured and provides continuous long duration data streams...
September 29, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30267207/telemetry-in-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-sensor-survival-and-drift
#18
Nicolas Hernandez Norager, Alexander Lilja-Cyron, Carsten Reidies Bjarkam, Sara Duus, Marianne Juhler
BACKGROUND: Telemetric intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring enable long-term ICP monitoring on patients during normal day activities and may accordingly be of use during evaluation and treatment of complicated ICP disorders. However, the benefits of such equipment depend strongly on the validity of the recordings and how often the telemetric sensor needs to be re-implanted. This study investigates the clinical and technical sensor survival time and drift of the telemetric ICP sensor: Raumedic Neurovent-P-tel...
September 29, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30251196/impaired-cerebral-compensatory-reserve-is-associated-with-admission-imaging-characteristics-of-diffuse-insult-in-traumatic-brain-injury
#19
Frederick A Zeiler, Dong-Joo Kim, Manuel Cabeleira, Leanne Calviello, Peter Smielewski, Marek Czosnyka
BACKGROUND: Continuous assessment of cerebral compensatory reserve is possible using the moving correlation between pulse amplitude of intra-cranial pressure (AMP) and intra-cranial pressure (ICP), called RAP. Little is known about the behavior and associations of this index in adult traumatic brain injury (TBI). The goal of this study is to evaluate the association between admission cerebral imaging findings and RAP over the course of the acute intensive care unit stay. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 358 adult TBI patients admitted to the Addenbrooke's Hospital, University of Cambridge, from March 2005 to December 2016...
September 24, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30251195/snare-technique-for-endovascular-retrieval-of-coil-extending-to-the-atrium-after-embolization-of-a-dural-arteriovenous-fistula
#20
Xianzeng Tong, Kunyang Bao, Peng Hu, Tao Hong, Meng Li, Peng Zhang, Hongqi Zhang
BACKGROUND: No data exist regarding retrieval of displaced or stretched coil extending to the right atrium after endovascular embolization of cerebrovascular diseases. We describe a snare technique for retrieval of a displaced coil extending to the right atrium after embolization of dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF). METHODS: A 35-year-old female with a DAVF underwent transjugular coil embolization that failed with displaced coil extending to the right atrium at an outside hospital...
September 24, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
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