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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326451/application-of-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-for-treating-hydrocephalus-correlated-chiari-type-i-malformation-in-a-single-chinese-neurosurgery-centre
#1
Yiping Wu, Chuzhong Li, Xuyi Zong, Xinsheng Wang, Songbai Gui, Caiping Gu, Yazhuo Zhang
The correlation between hydrocephalus and Chiari type I malformation (CIM) has been debated since Chiari's first descriptions of CIM but some studies have shown that CIM and hydrocephalus (HCP) could cause symptoms/disease of each other or vice versa. Recent research has found that treatment focused on hydrocephalus with ventricle enlargement also provides alleviation of CIM and even of syringomyelia. However, the lack of consensus among previous studies left unanswered the question of how endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) addresses CIM and why it fails...
March 22, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324228/in-reply-to-the-letter-to-the-editor-regarding-intraoperative-neurophysiologic-monitoring-in-spinal-intradural-extramedullary-tumors-only-a-prognostic-tool
#2
LETTER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324227/intraoperative-neurophysiologic-monitoring-in-spinal-intradural-extramedullary-tumors-only-a-prognostic-tool
#3
REVIEW
D Nasi, R Ghadirpour, F Servadei
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299469/comparative-evaluation-of-h-h-and-wfns-grading-scales-with-modified-h-h-sans-systemic-disease-a-study-on-1000-patients-with-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#4
Ashish Aggarwal, Sivashanmugam Dhandapani, Kokkula Praneeth, Harsimrat Bir Singh Sodhi, Sudhir Singh Pal, Sachin Gaudihalli, N Khandelwal, Kanchan K Mukherjee, M K Tewari, Sunil Kumar Gupta, S N Mathuriya
The comparative studies on grading in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) had several limitations such as the unclear grading of Glasgow Coma Scale 15 with neurological deficits in World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS), and the inclusion of systemic disease in Hunt and Hess (H&H) scales. Their differential incremental impacts and optimum cut-off values for unfavourable outcome are unsettled. This is a prospective comparison of prognostic impacts of grading schemes to address these issues. SAH patients were assessed using WFNS, H&H (including systemic disease), modified H&H (sans systemic disease) and followed up with Glasgow Outcome Score (GOS) at 3 months...
March 15, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293750/factors-affecting-the-surgical-outcomes-of-tethered-cord-syndrome-in-adults-a-retrospective-study
#5
Anas Abdallah, Erhan Emel, Betül Güler Abdallah, Murad Asiltürk, Özden Erhan Sofuoğlu
This study aimed to find the factors that may affect the surgical outcomes of congenital tethered cord syndrome (TCS) in adults by evaluating the long-term surgical outcomes of 25 consecutive cases. Medical records of 79 TCS cases which underwent surgery in Bakırköy Research and Training Hospital for Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry (BRSHH), during an 11-year period from 2005 to 2015, were retrospectively reviewed. All adult cases (patient age > 18 years) were selected as the core sample used for this study...
March 14, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283837/vascular-hyperpermeability-as-a-hallmark-of-phacomatoses-is-the-etiology-angiogenesis-related-to-or-comparable-with-mechanisms-seen-in-inflammatory-pathways-part-ii-angiogenesis-and-inflammation-related-molecular-pathways-tumor-associated-macrophages-and-possible
#6
REVIEW
Yosef Laviv, Burkhard Kasper, Ekkehard M Kasper
Phacomatoses are a special group of familial hamartomatous syndromes with unique neurocutaneous manifestations as well as characteristic tumors. Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) and tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) are representatives of this family. A vestibular schwannoma (VS) and subependymal giant cell tumor (SGCT) are two of the most common intracranial tumors associated with these syndromes, related to NF2 and TSC, respectively. These tumors can present with an obstructive hydrocephalus due to their location adjacent to or in the ventricles...
March 11, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281191/lumbar-interbody-fusion-with-utilization-of-recombinant-human-bone-morphogenetic-protein-a-retrospective-real-life-study-about-277-patients
#7
Stéphane Litrico, Tristan Langlais, Florent Pennes, Antoine Gennari, Philippe Paquis
The purpose of this study was to report an independent real-life experience about the use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2 in lumbar interbody fusion with a special focus on complications. This is a retrospective single-center cohort study between 2007 and 2013 including 277 patients treated for anterior or posterior lumbar fusion with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2. We report the complications occurring during the 12 first postoperative months and analyze the fusion rate on X-rays...
March 10, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281190/ruptured-dissecting-aneurysms-of-the-a1-segment-of-the-anterior-cerebral-artery-three-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#8
REVIEW
Takafumi Mitsuhara, Fusao Ikawa, Toshikazu Hidaka, Yasuharu Kurokawa, Ushio Yonezawa
Dissecting aneurysms in the anterior cerebral artery (ACA), although rare, can cause ischemic and/or hemorrhagic stroke. Hemorrhagic dissecting aneurysms in the A1 portion of the ACA are often associated with a poor prognosis. We retrospectively investigated three rare cases of hemorrhagic dissecting aneurysms in the A1 portion. Dissecting aneurysms were diagnosed by carotid angiography or computed tomography angiography to visualize morphological changes in the vessel. All patients presented with diffuse subarachnoid hemorrhage...
March 10, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281189/posterior-vertebral-column-resection-with-360-degree-osteosynthesis-in-osteoporotic-kyphotic-deformity-and-spinal-cord-compression
#9
Marc Dreimann, Axel Hempfing, Martin Stangenberg, Lennart Viezens, Lukas Weiser, Patrick Czorlich, Sven Oliver Eicker
Osteoporotic fractures with severe kyphosis and neurologic deficits often require decompression and stabilisation. To reduce the risk of procedure-related complications, single-stage posterolateral vertebrectomy and a 360-degree fusion can be performed. An adequate reduction of kyphotic deformity through this approach has not been reported. The aim of this study is to investigate the efficacy of kyphotic deformity reduction by this approach in osteoporotic situation. A retrospective analysis and chart review was performed for 10 consecutive patients who underwent posterolateral decompression and posterior vertebrectomy with dorsal mesh stabilisation and reduction of kyphotic deformity...
March 9, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265819/vascular-hyperpermeability-as-a-hallmark-of-phacomatoses-is-the-etiology-angiogenesis-comparable-with-mechanisms-seen-in-inflammatory-pathways-part-i-historical-observations-and-clinical-perspectives-on-the-etiology-of-increased-csf-protein-levels-csf-clotting
#10
REVIEW
Yosef Laviv, Burkhard S Kasper, Ekkehard M Kasper
Phacomatoses are a special group of familial hamartomatous syndromes with unique neuro-cutaneous manifestations as well as disease characteristic tumors. Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) and tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) are representatives of this family. Vestibular schwannoma (VS) and subependymal giant cell tumor (SGCT) are two of the most common intracranial tumors associated with NF2 and TSC, respectively. These tumors can present with obstructive hydrocephalus due to their location adjacent to or in the ventricles...
March 7, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265818/the-patients-view-impact-of-the-extent-of-resection-intraoperative-imaging-and-awake-surgery-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-high-grade-glioma-patients-results-of-a-multicenter-cross-sectional-study
#11
Katrin Nickel, Mirjam Renovanz, Jochem König, Linda Stöckelmaier, Anne-Katrin Hickmann, Minou Nadji-Ohl, Jens Engelke, Elke Weimann, Dirk Freudenstein, Oliver Ganslandt, Lars Bullinger, Christian Rainer Wirtz, Jan Coburger
The objective of the present study is to assess the influence of extent of resection (EoR), use of intraoperative imaging, and awake surgery on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in high-grade glioma (HGG) patients in a prospective multicenter study. We analyzed 170 surgeries of patients suffering from a HGG. During the first year after resection, HRQoL was evaluated using the European Organization of Research and Treatment of Cancer Core Questionnaire C30 and Brain Neoplasm 20 questionnaires. We assessed the influence of EoR; awake surgery; and use of 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA), intraoperative MRI (iMRI), and their combination on sum scores for function and symptoms as well as several neurological single items...
March 6, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258418/comparison-of-equiosmolar-hypertonic-saline-and-mannitol-for-brain-relaxation-during-craniotomies-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#12
REVIEW
Jingxue Fang, Yanzhang Yang, Wei Wang, Yang Liu, Tong An, Meijuan Zou, Gang Cheng
There is a controversy about the effects of hypertonic saline (HS) used for brain relaxation in patients requiring craniotomies. We conducted a meta-analysis to compare the efficacy of equiosmolar hypertonic saline with mannitol on intraoperative brain relaxation in patients undergoing craniotomies. We searched PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library databases, and Web of Science for randomized controlled trials (RCTs). The outcome indicators included brain relaxation, hemodynamic status, fluid volume, and blood chemistry...
March 3, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258417/utility-of-the-clivo-axial-angle-in-assessing-brainstem-deformity-pilot-study-and-literature-review
#13
Fraser C Henderson, Fraser C Henderson, William A Wilson, Alexander S Mark, Myles Koby
There is growing recognition of the kyphotic clivo-axial angle (CXA) as an index of risk of brainstem deformity and craniocervical instability. This review of literature and prospective pilot study is the first to address the potential correlation between correction of the pathological CXA and postoperative clinical outcome. The CXA is a useful sentinel to alert the radiologist and surgeon to the possibility of brainstem deformity or instability. Ten adult subjects with ventral brainstem compression, radiographically manifest as a kyphotic CXA, underwent correction of deformity (normalization of the CXA) prior to fusion and occipito-cervical stabilization...
March 3, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247123/identification-of-characteristic-features-of-pineal-germinoma-that-enhance-accuracy-of-preoperative-differentiation-in-pineal-region-tumors-its-significance-on-optimum-surgical-treatment
#14
Akihiro Inoue, Takanori Ohnishi, Shohei Kohno, Shiro Ohue, Shinji Iwata, Shirabe Matsumoto, Masahiro Nishikawa, Saya Ozaki, Yosuke Mizuno, Riko Kitazawa, Takeharu Kunieda
The aim of the study is to identify characteristic features of pineal germinoma that enhance preoperative accuracy in differentiating germinoma from other pineal region tumors. Twenty-one consecutive patients with pineal region tumors were enrolled. In all patients, tumor resection was performed to verify the histology. Clinical records including upward gaze palsy of Parinaud's syndrome and neuroimaging were analyzed. In addition, we evaluated the relationship between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and tumor progression patterns in pineal germinoma...
March 1, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247122/two-surgeons-four-hand-microneurosurgery-with-universal-holder-system-technical-note
#15
Ali Zomorodi, Takanori Fukushima
A new technique for collaborative performance of complex skull base and cerebrovascular procedures is described. The benefits of this approach for patient safety and surgical education are discussed.
February 28, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239759/primary-acquired-spondylodiscitis-shows-a-more-severe-course-than-spondylodiscitis-following-spine-surgery-a-single-center-retrospective-study-of-159-cases
#16
Anja Tschugg, Sara Lener, Sebastian Hartmann, Andreas Rietzler, Sabrina Neururer, Claudius Thomé
Spondylodiscitis may arise primarily via hematogenous spread or direct inoculation of virulent organisms during spine surgery. To date, no comparative data investigating the differences between primary and postoperative spondylodiscitis is available. Thus, the purpose of this retrospective study was to investigate differences between these two etiologies. One hundred fifty-nine patients that were treated at our department were included in the retrospective analysis. The patients were categorized into two groups based on the etiology of spondylodiscitis: group NS, primary spondylodiscitis without prior spinal surgery; group S, spondylodiscitis following spinal surgery...
February 27, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220369/severe-head-injury-in-very-old-patients-to-treat-or-not-to-treat-results-of-an-online-questionnaire-for-neurosurgeons
#17
Claudia Unterhofer, Sebastian Hartmann, Christian F Freyschlag, Claudius Thomé, Martin Ortler
Due to the aging population, neurosurgeons are confronted with an increasing number of very old patients suffering from traumatic brain injury. Many of these patients present with an acute subdural hematoma. There is a lack of data on neurosurgical decision-making in elderly people. We investigated the importance of imaging criteria, patients' wishes, their surrogates' wishes, and patient demographics on treatment decisions chosen by neurosurgeons. An online questionnaire was sent to all German neurosurgical units via the German Society of Neurosurgery (DGNC)...
February 20, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220368/embolization-of-ruptured-arteriovenous-malformations-in-the-cerebellopontine-angle-cistern
#18
Hidenori Endo, Shin-Ichiro Osawa, Yasushi Matsumoto, Toshiki Endo, Kenichi Sato, Kuniyasu Niizuma, Miki Fujimura, Teiji Tominaga
Among brainstem arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), there exist small AVMs predominantly located in the cerebellopontine angle cistern (CPAC) with minimal extension into the pial surface of the brainstem. However, previous studies of CPAC AVMs did not particularly discuss the role of embolization in the treatment of these lesions. This study was conducted to clarify the effectiveness and validity of embolization in the treatment of CPAC AVMs. We retrospectively reviewed five patients with CPAC AVMs who underwent endovascular treatment...
February 20, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220367/routine-placement-of-subdural-drain-after-burr-hole-evacuation-of-chronic-and-subacute-subdural-hematoma-a-contrarian-evidence-based-approach
#19
Laxminadh Sivaraju, Ranjith K Moorthy, Visalakshi Jeyaseelan, Vedantam Rajshekhar
The objective of this paper was to evaluate whether available evidence supporting placement of subdural drain placement after evacuation of chronic subdural haematoma (CSDH) is applicable to a cohort of patients managed by us. In this observational cohort study, clinical follow-up was obtained in 166 patients who underwent burr hole evacuation of CSDH without placement of subdural drain followed by 3 days of bed rest. The primary outcome studied was recurrence requiring reoperation. Factors predicting recurrence were also analysed...
February 20, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215029/an-introduction-to-the-pathophysiology-of-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#20
REVIEW
Jasper H van Lieshout, Maxine Dibué-Adjei, Jan F Cornelius, Philipp J Slotty, Toni Schneider, Tanja Restin, Hieronymus D Boogaarts, Hans-Jakob Steiger, Athanasios K Petridis, Marcel A Kamp
Pathophysiological processes following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) present survivors of the initial bleeding with a high risk of morbidity and mortality during the course of the disease. As angiographic vasospasm is strongly associated with delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) and clinical outcome, clinical trials in the last few decades focused on prevention of these angiographic spasms. Despite all efforts, no new pharmacological agents have shown to improve patient outcome. As such, it has become clear that our understanding of the pathophysiology of SAH is incomplete and we need to reevaluate our concepts on the complex pathophysiological process following SAH...
February 18, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
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