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Acta Neurochirurgica

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224319/fine-morphological-evaluation-of-hypothalamus-in-patients-with-hyperphagia
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Yoshikazu Ogawa, Kuniyasu Niizuma, Teiji Tominaga
BACKGROUND: Various metabolic diseases induced by eating disorders are some of the most serious and difficult problems for modern public healthcare. However, little is known about hyperphagia, partly because of the lack of a clear definition. Several basic studies have analyzed eating habits using endocrinological or neurophysiological approaches, which have suggested a controlled balance between the hunger and satiety centers in the central nervous system. However, more detailed neuro-radiologic evaluations have not been achieved for the hypothalamus, and evaluations were limited only to the floor of the third ventricles...
February 21, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224318/chemical-angioplasty-with-spasmolytics-for-vasospasm-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Aleš Hejčl, Filip Cihlář, Vojtěch Smolka, Petr Vachata, Robert Bartoš, Jan Procházka, Jiří Cihlář, Martin Sameš
BACKGROUND: Clinically symptomatic vasospasm leading to delayed ischemic neurological deficits occurs in up to 30% of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Vasospasm can result in a serious decline in clinical conditions of patients with SAH, yet the algorithm for vasospasm treatment and prevention remains unclear. Intra-arterial administration of vasodilators is one of the modalities used for vasospasm therapy. METHODS: Over the last 7 years, we have treated 27 female and 7 male patients with vasospasm using intra-arterial administration of either nimodipine or milrinone; all had suffered aneurysm rupture...
February 21, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213640/thank-you-list-2016
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February 18, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213639/prechiasmatic-sulcus-and-optic-strut-an-anatomic-study-in-dry-skulls
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Vasiliki Kanellopoulou, Evgenia Efthymiou, Vasiliki Thanopoulou, Dimitra Kozompoli, Dimitrios Mytilinaios, Maria Piagkou, Elizabeth O Johnson
BACKGROUND: Although safe surgical access to the cavernous sinus is related to understanding the anatomical and ethnic variants of the prechiasmatic sulcus and the optic strut, there remains a paucity of studies of the morphology and the bony relationships in the region. The present study provides a systematic morphological and morphometric analysis of the sulcal region and the optic strut anatomy and their relations in a Greek population. METHODS: The interoptic distance, length of planum sphenoidale, sulcal length and sulcal angle was determined in 96 Greek adult dry skulls...
February 17, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204898/surgical-treatment-and-outcome-of-tsh-producing-pituitary-adenomas
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Roman Rotermund, Nina Riedel, Till Burkhardt, Jakob Matschke, Nils-Ole Schmidt, Jens Aberle, Jörg Flitsch
BACKGROUND: Thyrotropin-producing adenomas (TSHomas) account for approximately 1-2% of all pituitary tumors. Recently, there has been debate on primary treatment as some studies suggest a high rate of hypopituitarism after transsphenoidal surgery and therefore suggest primary use of somatostatin analogs (SSA) instead. We would like to challenge this assumption by presenting our single-center experience with transsphenoidal surgery for TSHoma. METHODS: Fifteen patients treated consecutively between May 2010 and December 2016 were analyzed for long-term postoperative remission and pituitary function...
February 15, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197790/surgical-treatment-of-anterior-cranial-fossa-dural-arterio-venous-fistulas-davfs-a-two-centre-experience
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Pietro Meneghelli, Alberto Pasqualin, Luigi Andrea Lanterna, Claudio Bernucci, Roberto Spinelli, Gianluigi Dorelli, Piergiuseppe Zampieri
BACKGROUND: Anterior cranial fossa dural arterio-venous fistulas (DAVFs) represent 6% of all intracranial DAVFs; characteristically they show an aggressive behaviour with high risk of intracranial haemorrhage. Peculiar anatomical features, such as feeding by the ethmoidal arteries and the pattern of venous drainage (frequently with varices that mimic aneurysmal dilatation), can be evaluated in detail only by digital subtraction angiography (DSA), which represents the "gold standard" in the diagnosis of such cranial fistulas...
February 14, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197789/surgical-outcome-for-severe-cubital-tunnel-syndrome-in-patients-aged-70%C3%A2-years-a-mean-follow-up-of-4-5%C3%A2-years
#7
Jinsong Tong, Bin Xu, Zhen Dong, Chenggang Zhang, Yudong Gu
BACKGROUND: Surgical outcomes for cubital tunnel syndrome have been reported to be satisfactory, but could be compromised by advanced age and severe nerve compression. We aim to evaluate the prognosis of severe cubital tunnel syndrome in patients aged >70 years. METHODS: This retrospective study included 25 patients (26 extremities, all McGowan grade III, age >70 years); 21 underwent subcutaneous transposition and 5 in situ decompression. Postoperative follow-up lasted >2 years...
February 14, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191601/the-maxillary-artery-and-its-variants-an-anatomical-study-with-neurosurgical-applications
#8
Jorge E Alvernia, Joaquin Hidalgo, Marc P Sindou, Chad Washington, Gustavo Luzardo, Eddie Perkins, Remi Nader, Patrick Mertens
BACKGROUND: The maxillary artery (MA) has gained attention in neurosurgery particularly in cerebral revascularization techniques, intracranial endonasal approaches and endovascular procedures. OBJECTIVES: To describe and illustrate the anatomy of the MA and its neurosurgical importance in a detailed manner. METHODS: Six cadaveric heads (12 MAs) were injected with latex. The arteries and surrounding structures were dissected and studied using microsurgical techniques...
February 13, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190146/simultaneous-combination-of-electromagnetic-navigation-with-visual-evoked-potential-in-endoscopic-transsphenoidal-surgery-clinical-experience-and-technical-considerations
#9
Kazuhiko Kurozumi, Masahiro Kameda, Joji Ishida, Isao Date
OBJECTIVE: The combination of electromagnetic navigation with continuous monitoring techniques allows for the best available anatomic and real-time functional intraoperative monitoring. Methodological aspects and technical adaptations for this combination of methods and the results from 19 patients with tumors in the pituitary region are reported. METHODS: We retrospectively identified 19 patients who were treated with transsphenoidal surgery using high-resolution endoscopy (eTSS) at our hospital between June 2015 and June 2016...
February 11, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190145/isolated-brainstem-tuberculomas
#10
Nishanth Sadashiva, Sarbesh Tiwari, Dhaval Shukla, Dhananjaya Bhat, Jitender Saini, Sampath Somanna, Bhagavatula Indira Devi
BACKGROUND: Isolated brainstem tuberculomas are rare lesions and account for up to 5% of all intracranial tuberculomas in endemic areas. The difficulties in diagnosis and management of this condition are sparsely reported. The aim of this study is to illustrate the nuances in managing brainstem tuberculomas, define prognosis, and demonstrate a shift in management strategies with newer imaging modalities. METHOD: A retrospective review of 14 patients diagnosed and treated with a diagnosis of 'isolated brainstem tuberculoma' between 2011 and 2015 was done...
February 11, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188419/angiographic-doughnut-shaped-aneurysm-of-intracranial-internal-carotid-artery
#11
Chung-Hsin Lee, Chih-Hsiang Liao, Wen-Hsien Chen, Hsu-Tung Lee, Yuang-Seng Tsuei
Morphologic characteristics of angiographic doughnut-shaped aneurysms of the intracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) have been rarely reported in the literature and were discussed only radiologically. In this case, surgical clipping was performed, and the specimen from the aneurysm was examined to correlate the pathologic findings and morphologic characteristics. A 59-year-old male presented with diffuse subarachnoid hemorrhage secondary to a ruptured vascular lesion originating from the intracranial portion of the right ICA...
February 10, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188418/interobserver-variability-of-the-house-brackmann-facial-nerve-grading-system-for-the-analysis-of-a-randomized-multi-center-phase-iii-trial
#12
Christian Scheller, Andreas Wienke, Marcos Tatagiba, Alireza Gharabaghi, Kristofer F Ramina, Konstanze Scheller, Julian Prell, Johannes Zenk, Oliver Ganslandt, Barbara Bischoff, Cordula Matthies, Thomas Westermaier, Gregor Antoniadis, Maria Teresa Pedro, Veit Rohde, Kajetan von Eckardstein, Thomas Kretschmer, Malte Kornhuber, Fred G Barker, Christian Strauss
BACKGROUND: Evidence of a high interobserver variability of the subjective House-Brackmann facial nerve grading system (HBGS) would justify cost- and time-consuming technological enhancements of objective classifications for facial nerve paresis. METHOD: A total of 112 patients were recruited for a randomized multi-center trial to investigate the efficacy of prophylactic nimodipine treatment in vestibular schwannoma (VS) surgery. For the present investigation both treatment groups were pooled for the assessment of facial nerve function preoperatively, in the early postoperative course and 1 year after the surgery...
February 10, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185071/sagittal-spinal-alignment-in-asymptomatic-patients-over-30%C3%A2-years-old-in-the-korean-population
#13
Seil Sohn, Chun Kee Chung, Yongjung Jay Kim, Inbo Han, Su Min Kang, Ji Won Yoon, Hyejin Kim
BACKGROUND: We aim to provide sagittal and pelvic parameters according to different age groups in an asymptomatic population all over 30 years old and to investigate the possible causes of changes in these parameters. METHODS: Whole-spine, standing lateral radiographs were taken in 128 asymptomatic Korean people over 30 years old. The spinal parameters (the total thoracic kyphosis (TTK), maximal lumbar lordosis (MLL), total lumbar lordosis (TLL), lower lumbar lordosis (LLL), thoracolumbar junctional angle (TLJA), and lumbar inclination (LI)), pelvic parameters (pelvic incidence (PI), sacral slope (SS), and pelvic tilt (PT)), and spinal balance parameters (spinal balance, sacropelvic balance, and spinopelvic balance) were measured...
February 9, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181086/bilateral-cavernous-carotid-aneurysms-treated-by-two-stage-extracranial-intracranial-bypass-followed-by-parent-artery-occlusion-case-report-and-literature-review
#14
Yaoling Liu, Xiang'en Shi, Fangjun Liu, Yuming Sun, Hai Qian, Ting Lei
Bilateral cavernous carotid aneurysms (CCAs) are often not amenable to neurosurgical clipping or endovascular coiling. Here, we report the case of a 50-year-old female who presented with a 1-year history of gradual severe headache. Preoperative angiograms revealed bilateral CCAs. Among these findings, the right giant CCA had been trapped after the external carotid artery-saphenous vein-middle cerebral artery (ECA-SV-MCA) bypass 8 years prior. Additionally, the left CCA was again trapped after the internal maxillary artery-radial artery-middle cerebral artery (IMA-RA-MCA) bypass, followed by parent artery occlusion (PAO), because of the enlargement of a 0...
February 8, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176030/endoscopic-approach-to-the-upper-cervical-spine-and-clivus-an-anatomical-study-of-the-upper-limits-of-the-transoral-corridor
#15
Emanuele La Corte, Philipp R Aldana
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in endoscopic techniques have allowed minimally invasive approaches to the cranio-vertebral junction (CVJ) through the oropharynx (ETA) in addition to the transnasal approach (EEA). These minimally invasive endoscopic techniques allow for increased surgical exposure using no visible incisions, with a potential less morbidity. The ability to know preoperatively the limit of the ETA is vital for the surgical planning in order to better address CVJ pathology. The aim of the present study is to determine the anatomical limits of endoscopic dissection of the skull base and upper cervical spine through the transoral corridor and the superior limit reached by adopting this approach...
February 7, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160064/minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-versus-open-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-a-technical-description-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Martin Vazan, Jens Gempt, Bernhard Meyer, Niels Buchmann, Yu- Mi Ryang
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) has been increasingly advocated during the last decade with new studies being reported every year. Minimally invasive spine procedures, such as minimally invasive transforaminal interbody fusion (MI-TLIF), have been introduced to reduce approach-related muscle trauma, to minimise blood loss, and to achieve faster wound healing, quicker ambulation and earlier patient discharge. METHODS: The aim of this article was to give a comprehensive review of the available English literature comparing open TLIF with MI-TLIF techniques published or available online between 1990 and 2014 as identified by an electronic database search on http://www...
February 3, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160063/enhanced-axonal-regeneration-by-transplanted-wnt3a-secreting-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-a-rat-model-of-spinal-cord-injury
#17
Dong Kwang Seo, Jeong Hoon Kim, Joongkee Min, Hyung Ho Yoon, Eun-Sil Shin, Seong Who Kim, Sang Ryong Jeon
BACKGROUND: While pure mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) treatment for spinal cord injury (SCI) is known to be safe, its efficacy is insufficient. Therefore, gene-modified stem cells are being developed to enhance the effect of pure MSCs. We investigated the effect of stem cell therapy through the transfection of a Wnt3a-producing gene that stimulates axonal regeneration. METHOD: MSCs obtained from the human umbilical cord blood (hMSCs) were multiplied, cultivated, and transfected with the pLenti-Wnt3a-GFP viral vector to produce Wnt3a-secreting hMSCs...
February 3, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154933/serious-tumor-seeding-after-brainstem-biopsy-and-its-treatment-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
D Pinggera, I Kvitsaridtze, G Stockhammer, W Eisner, C Thomé, C F Freyschlag, P Moser, J Kerschbaumer
Stereotactic brain biopsies for histopathological diagnosis are a common technique in case of intracranial lesions, particularly in those not amenable for resection. Tumor seeding alongside the surgical trajectory after fine-needle aspiration is a known problem in several visceral tumors. Whereas in these cases a complete resection of the biopsy trajectory may later be performed, this strategy is not feasible in stereotactic brain biopsy. We report a case of tumor seeding along the entire biopsy tract after stereotactic biopsy of a brainstem metastasis...
February 2, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150037/how-i-do-it-the-expanded-trans-supraorbital-approach-for-large-space-occupying-lesions-of-the-anterior-fossa
#19
Anne-Katrin Hickmann, Britta-Jacqueline Gaida, Robert Reisch
BACKGROUND: The supraorbital rim often interferes with the required upward movement of the instruments for resection of large frontal-lobe tumours through a classic supraorbital craniotomy. Here, we present the expanded trans/supraorbital approach to overcome these limitations. METHODS: After an eyebrow skin incision, a one-piece bone flap was created incorporating the orbital rim and roof. Basal extension of the craniotomy allowed for a better intracranial visualisation with improved manoeuvrability and angulation of the instruments without using brain retraction...
February 1, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150036/analysis-of-eighteenth-century-neurosurgical-series
#20
Jeremy C Ganz
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this paper is to introduce a new method of assessing historical clinical series with a view to obtaining more nuanced information from the relevant texts. METHOD: Seven eighteenth century clinical series were analysed by determining different parameters which could then be tabulated, thus enabling the examination of correlations within and between series. RESULTS: It could be seen that there were different patterns of practice related to different concepts of pathology and different patient characteristics...
February 1, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
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