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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439721/incidence-of-thromboembolic-events-after-use-of-gelatin-thrombin-based-hemostatic-matrix-during-intracranial-tumor-surgery
#1
Roberto Gazzeri, Marcelo Galarza, Carlo Conti, Costanzo De Bonis
Association between the use of hemostatic agents made from collagen/gelatin mixed with thrombin and thromboembolic events in patients undergoing tumor resection has been suggested. This study evaluates the relationship between flowable hemostatic matrix and deep vein thrombosis in a large cohort of patients treated for brain tumor removal. The authors conducted a retrospective, multicenter, clinical review of all craniotomies for tumor removal performed between 2013 and 2014. Patients were classified in three groups: group I (flowable gelatin hemostatic matrix with thrombin), group II (gelatin hemostatic without thrombin), and group III (classical hemostatic)...
April 24, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417213/retrospective-analysis-of-cervical-corpectomies-implant-related-complications-of-one-and-two-level-corpectomies-in-45-patients
#2
Sebastian Hartmann, P Kavakebi, C Wipplinger, A Tschugg, P P Girod, S Lener, C Thomé
Cervical corpectomies are increasingly used to treat degenerative, metastatic, inflammatory and traumatic multisegmental diseases. The postoperative results are thought to correlate mainly with the number of resected vertebral bodies. Thus, the aim of the study was to analyse complications and early outcome of these procedures to document the implant-related complications in order to set up a prospective clinical trial. Forty-five patients, who were treated in our department from 2011 to 2014 and who were available for a minimum follow-up of 1 year, were consecutively included in this retrospective evaluation...
April 17, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389835/outcome-following-surgical-treatment-of-chronic-subdural-hematoma-in-the-oldest-old-population
#3
LETTER
Christopher Munoz-Bendix, Hans-Jakob Steiger, Marcel Alexander Kamp
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 7, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389834/chronic-subdural-hematoma-in-the-oldest-old-population
#4
REVIEW
Miguel Gelabert-González, Paula Román-Pena, Eduardo Arán-Echabe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 7, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378108/risk-factors-for-neurological-deficits-after-surgical-treatment-of-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-supplied-by-deep-perforating-arteries
#5
Yuming Jiao, Fuxin Lin, Jun Wu, Hao Li, Xin Chen, Zhicen Li, Ji Ma, Yong Cao, Shuo Wang, Jizong Zhao
The treatment of brain arteriovenous malformations supplied by deep perforating arteries (PA) (P-BAVM) remains challenging. The aims of this study were to determine the outcomes after surgical treatment in patients with P-BAVMs and to identify the risk factors associated with postoperative neurological deficits. We retrospectively reviewed the medical charts and imaging records of 228 consecutive patients with BAVMs who underwent microsurgical resection of their BAVMs at Beijing Tiantan Hospital between September 2012 and March 2016...
April 4, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374128/cage-deviation-in-the-subaxial-cervical-spine-in-relation-to-implant-position-in-the-sagittal-plane
#6
Klaus Christian Mende, Sven Oliver Eicker, Friedrich Weber
Subsidence of interbody cages is a frequently observed and relevant complication in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). Only a handful of studies concentrated on the modality of subsidence and its clinical impact. We performed a retrospective analysis of ACDF patients from 2004 to 2010. Numeric analog scale (NAS) score pre-op and post-op, Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) on x-rays, endplate (EP) and cage dimensions, implant position, lordotic/kyphotic subsidence patterns (>5°), and cervical alignment were recorded...
April 4, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374127/surgical-management-of-solitary-nerve-sheath-tumors-originating-around-the-epiconus-or-conus-medullaris-a-retrospective-case-analysis-based-on-neurological-function
#7
Kentaro Naito, Toru Yamagata, Atsufumi Nagahama, Shinichi Kawahara, Kenji Ohata, Toshihiro Takami
The objective of this retrospective case analysis was to evaluate the surgical impact on neurological functional recovery in cases of solitary spinal nerve sheath tumors (NSTs) originating around the epiconus, conus medullaris, or cauda equina and not associated with neurofibromatosis. This 10-year surgical study included 30 cases of spinal NSTs originating around the spine level of T12-L1 (epiconus-to-conus medullaris: Epi-CM group), and 15 cases of spinal NSTs originating below the spine level of L2 (cauda equina: CE group)...
April 3, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357585/uneven-cerebral-hemodynamic-change-as-a-cause-of-neurological-deterioration-in-the-acute-stage-after-direct-revascularization-for-moyamoya-disease-cerebral-hyperperfusion-and-remote-ischemia-caused-by-the-watershed-shift
#8
Xian-Kun Tu, Miki Fujimura, Sherif Rashad, Shunji Mugikura, Hiroyuki Sakata, Kuniyasu Niizuma, Teiji Tominaga
Superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) anastomosis is the standard surgical treatment for moyamoya disease (MMD). The main potential complications of this treatment are cerebral hyperperfusion (CHP) syndrome and ischemia, and their managements are contradictory to each other. We retrospectively investigated the incidence of the simultaneous manifestation of CHP and infarction after surgery for MMD. Of the 162 consecutive direct revascularization surgeries performed for MMD, we encountered two adult cases (1...
March 29, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352945/shunt-overdrainage-syndrome-review-of-the-literature
#9
REVIEW
Bienvenido Ros, Sara Iglesias, Álvaro Martín, Antonio Carrasco, Guillermo Ibáñez, Miguel A Arráez
Shunt overdrainage in patients with hydrocephalus still represents a challenge for neurosurgeons, in part due to the lack of agreement or uniformity concerning the entity. Important problems exist relating to the real incidence of the entity, its definition, classification, and the pathophysiological theories behind the various treatment strategies proposed. Recent reports have suggested that the evidence about overdrainage and its consequences is not so robust as presumed. Consequently, the topic requires more detailed examination...
March 29, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
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
#10
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
#11
LETTER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324227/intraoperative-neurophysiologic-monitoring-in-spinal-intradural-extramedullary-tumors-only-a-prognostic-tool
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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