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Acta Neurochirurgica

Rodrigo Antonio Rocha da Cruz Adry, Lucas Crociati Meguins, Sebastião Carlos da Silva Júnior, Carlos Umberto Pereira, Gerardo Maria de Araújo Filho, Lúcia Helena Neves Marques
BACKGROUND: Mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS) is the most common disease found in an epilepsy surgery series. Early age of onset, a history of febrile convulsions, epileptiform discharges on EEG, duration of epilepsy, number of generalized seizures and severity of psychiatric disorders are possible prognostic factors in patients with MTS. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to review the clinical, semiotic, psychological, electrophysiological and neuroradiological researches and relate their findings to the prognosis of patients with MTS who underwent anteromedial temporal lobectomy (ATL)...
October 21, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Klaus-Peter Stein, Isabel Wanke, Neriman Oezkan, Yuan Zhu, I Erol Sandalcioglu, Michael Forsting, Ulrich Sure
BACKGROUND: Multiple AVMs are exceptionally rare lesions and only a few larger series have been published, including other vascular pathologies, such as arterio-venous fistulae (AVF) or patients with hereditary syndromes. Our study presents clinical, angiographic, and therapeutic characteristics of patients harboring sporadic multiple AVMs. METHODS: Basic demographic data, vascular architecture, clinical presentation, treatment strategies, and treatment outcome were analyzed retrospectively from patients with cerebral AVMs treated in our department between 1990 and 2015...
October 20, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Ragnar Levi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 19, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Lorenzo Nigro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 19, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Raghav Gupta, Justin M Moore, Nimer Adeeb, Christoph J Griessenauer, Apar S Patel, Michelle H Chua, Ajith J Thomas, Christopher S Ogilvy
BACKGROUND: Moyamoya disease is a vascular disorder characterized by progressive stenosis of the internal carotid artery. The presentation, progression, treatment options, and post-operative clinical outcomes for elderly (60 and older) Moyamoya patients have never been reported. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all patients who were diagnosed with Moyamoya disease by the senior authors between 1991 and 2016 was performed. Patients who were 60 years or older at the time of surgery or last follow-up were further evaluated...
October 18, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Jannick Brennum
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 17, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Yi Wang, HongBin Liu, Peng Li, Wei Wang
A 40-year-old male who had a severe tremor, bradykinesia, and rigidity for 6 years underwent bilateral subthalamic nucleus (STN) deep brain stimulation (DBS) at our hospital. The patient did not have any prior ischemia events or any risk factors in his medical history. Six and 9 months post-operation, this patient was admitted to the hospital twice for lower left limb involuntary twitching. Two magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans showed cerebral ischemia surrounding the implanted electrode. To our knowledge, this is the first case of recurrent cerebral ischemia associated with DBS...
October 15, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Antti J Luikku, Anette Hall, Ossi Nerg, Anne M Koivisto, Mikko Hiltunen, Seppo Helisalmi, Sanna-Kaisa Herukka, Anna Sutela, Maria Kojoukhova, Jussi Mattila, Jyrki Lötjönen, Jaana Rummukainen, Irina Alafuzoff, Juha E Jääskeläinen, Anne M Remes, Hilkka Soininen, Ville Leinonen
OBJECTIVES: Optimal selection of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) patients for shunt surgery is challenging. Disease State Index (DSI) is a statistical method that merges multimodal data to assist clinical decision-making. It has previously been shown to be useful in predicting progression in mild cognitive impairment and differentiating Alzheimer's disease (AD) and frontotemporal dementia. In this study, we use the DSI method to predict shunt surgery response for patients with iNPH...
October 14, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Radek Frič, Erika Kristina Lindstrøm, Geir Andre Ringstad, Kent-André Mardal, Per Kristian Eide
BACKGROUND: In symptomatic Chiari malformation type 1 (CMI), impaired intracranial compliance (ICC) is associated with an increased cranio-spinal pulsatile pressure gradient. Phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) represents a non-invasive modality for the assessment of the pulse pressure gradient at the cranio-cervical junction (CCJ). We wished to explore how the MRI-derived pulse pressure gradient (MRI-dP) compares with invasively measured pulsatile intracranial pressure (ICP) in CMI, and with healthy controls...
October 14, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Jane Halliday, Ian Kamaly
BACKGROUND: Neuronavigation, the ability to perform real-time intra-operative guidance during cranial and/or spinal surgery, has increased both accuracy and safety in neurosurgery [2]. Cranial navigation of existing surgical instruments using Brainlab requires the use of an instrument adapter and clamp, which in our experience renders an endoscope 'top-heavy', difficult to manipulate, and the process of registration of the adapter quite time-consuming. METHODS: A Brainlab Disposable Stylet was used to navigate fenestration of an entrapped temporal horn in a pediatric case...
October 14, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
D Dubinski, S-Y Won, M Bruder, M-T Forster, V Seifert, C Senft, J Berkefeld, J Mersmann
In the fulminant VTE form with cardiac arrest, systemic thrombolysis remains the most effective therapy. However, several contraindications restrict the use such as intracranial neoplasm or a recent history of intracranial surgery. Here, we report the case of a 59-year-old man who underwent glioblastoma resection and suffered from a fulminant pulmonary embolism with cardiac arrest. After CPR, continuous tPA infusion via an endovascularly placed pulmonary catheter was maintained over a period of 8 h. In this case, we report on our decision-making process and the use of local thrombolysis as a successful therapy in a patient with multiple contraindications...
October 14, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Nayan Lamba, Daniel Holsgrove, Marike L Broekman
BACKGROUND: Since the turn of the last century, the prospect of head transplantation has captured the imagination of scientists and the general public. Recently, head transplant has regained attention in popular media, as neurosurgeons have proposed performing this procedure in 2017. Given the potential impact of such a procedure, we were interested in learning the history of the technical hurdles that need to be overcome, and determine if it is even technically possible to perform such a procedure on humans today...
October 14, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Torbjorn Tannsjo
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October 14, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Tao Xie, Wei Sun, Xiaobiao Zhang, Tengfei Liu, Hailing Ding, Fan Hu, Yong Yu, Ye Gu
BACKGROUND: In this study, we investigated the value of three-dimensional (3D) fast-imaging employing steady-state acquisition (FIESTA) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in detecting non-iatrogenic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhoea and compared it with regular MRI and 3D magnetisation prepared rapid acquisition gradient echo (MPRAGE) MRI sequences, as well as high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) imaging. We also present the endoscopic experiences of such cases. METHOD: From June 2011 to Feb 2016, 17 patients with non-iatrogenic cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea were included...
October 13, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Chang-Ki Hong, Yu Shik Shim, Yong Cheol Lim, Yong Sam Shin, Hyeonseon Park, Joonho Chung
BACKGROUND: Blood pressure (BP) was reported to decrease significantly after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) or carotid stenting (CAS) up to the 1-year follow-up. We evaluated changes in BP for 3 years after treating hypertensive patients with symptomatic carotid artery stenosis by either CEA or CAS and determined predisposing factors for normotensive BP at the 3-year follow-up. METHODS: A total of 123 hypertensive patients with at least 3 years of clinical and radiographic follow-up after treatment were included in this study and placed in the CEA (n = 65) or CAS group (n = 58)...
October 13, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Emilio Luis González-Martínez, David Santamarta
BACKGROUND: Late-onset idiopathic aqueductal stenosis may present with clinical features indistinct from idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). Moreover, aqueductal stenosis (AS) is not always detected by conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The aim of this study was to compare the hydrodynamic pattern among NPH patients according to the patency of the aqueduct. METHODS: Fifty-six consecutive lumbar infusion tests were performed in patients with NPH syndrome...
October 11, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Nico Sollmann, Moritz F Goblirsch-Kolb, Sebastian Ille, Vicki M Butenschoen, Tobias Boeckh-Behrens, Bernhard Meyer, Florian Ringel, Sandro M Krieg
BACKGROUND: For the navigation of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), various techniques are available. Yet, there are two basic principles underlying them all: electric-field-navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (En-TMS) and line-navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (Ln-TMS). The current study was designed to compare both methods. METHODS: To explore whether there is a difference in clinical applicability, workflow, and mapping results of both techniques, we systematically compared motor mapping via En-TMS and Ln-TMS in 12 patients suffering from brain tumors...
October 8, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Ondra Petr, Alena Sejkorová, Ondřej Bradáč, Waleed Brinjikji, Giuseppe Lanzino
INTRODUCTION: We conducted a systematic review of the literature to evaluate the safety and efficacy of treatment strategies for PICA aneurysms. METHODS: A systematic search of Medline, EMBASE, Scopus, and Web of Science was done for studies published through November 2015. We included studies that described treatment of PICA aneurysms with ≥10 patients. Random-effects meta-analysis was used to pool the following outcomes: complete occlusion, technical success, periprocedural morbidity/mortality, stroke rates, aneurysm recurrence/rebleed, CN palsies rates, and long-term neurological morbidity/mortality...
October 7, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Mathieu Veyrat, Benjamin Verillaud, Philippe Herman, Damien Bresson
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic endonasal approaches (EEA) are an alternative for removing challenging nasopharyngeal or skull base lesions. In some cases, a nasoseptal flap (NSF) is not always available and such complex procedures may lead to carotid arteries exposition and/or dura mater (DM) wide opening. Meticulous carotid coverage and DM reconstruction are crucial for preventing early and delayed complications. METHOD: We propose a step-by-step description of the pedicled temporoparietal fascia flap (TPFF) technique, with a focus on its pitfalls, advantages and limits...
October 7, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Pierre Laumonerie, Nicholas M Desy, Kimberly K Amrami, Robert J Spinner
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October 5, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
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