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Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190209/post-operative-diffusion-weighted-imaging-as-a-predictor-of-posterior-fossa-syndrome-permanence-in-paediatric-medulloblastoma
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Felicia H Z Chua, Ady Thien, Lee Ping Ng, Wan Tew Seow, David C Y Low, Kenneth T E Chang, Derrick W Q Lian, Eva Loh, Sharon Y Y Low
PURPOSE: Posterior fossa syndrome (PFS) is a serious complication faced by neurosurgeons and their patients, especially in paediatric medulloblastoma patients. The uncertain aetiology of PFS, myriad of cited risk factors and therapeutic challenges make this phenomenon an elusive entity. The primary objective of this study was to identify associative factors related to the development of PFS in medulloblastoma patient post-tumour resection. METHODS: This is a retrospective study based at a single institution...
February 11, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180935/clinicopathological-features-and-microsurgical-outcomes-for-giant-pediatric-intracranial-tumor-in-60-consecutive-cases
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Ailing Guo, Vigneyshwar Suresh, Xianzhi Liu, Fuyou Guo
PURPOSE: Giant pediatric intracranial tumor (GPIT) remains to be a challenging disease with high morbidity and mortality. METHODS: The clinical data of 60 patients under 18 years of age operated on with GPIT (≥5 cm in diameter) were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Gross total resection was achieved in 46 cases (77%) and subtotal resection was obtained in 14 cases (23%). Ninety percent (47/52) of the cases with obstructive hydrocephalus were resolved remarkably and only 10% (5/52) of the patients needed a ventriculoperitoneal shunt after tumor resection...
February 8, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101675/operative-planning-aid-for-optimal-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-entry-points-in-pediatric-cases
#3
Zsolt Zador, David J Coope, Abteen Mostofi, Ian D Kamaly-Asl
OBJECT: Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) uses anatomical spaces of the ventricular system to reach the third ventricle floor and create an alternative pathway for cerebrospinal fluid flow. Optimal ETV trajectories have been previously proposed in the literature, designed to grant access to the third ventricle floor without a displacement of eloquent periventricular structures. However, in hydrocephalus, there is a significant variability to the configuration of the ventricular system, implying that the optimal ETV trajectory and cranial entry point needs to be planned on a case-by-case basis...
January 18, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097382/ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-malfunction-caused-by-fractures-and-disconnections-over-10%C3%A2-years-of-follow-up
#4
Fatih Serhat Erol, Sait Ozturk, Bekir Akgun, Metin Kaplan
PURPOSE: We have discussed the diagnosis and treatment approaches in patients with discontinued (disconnected or fractured) ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts that caused mechanical dysfunction. METHODS: Between 2006 and 2016, VP shunt surgery was performed on 1357 pediatric patients in our clinic. In follow-up examinations, we retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent revision surgery. Except for diagnosis of discontinued VP shunt, by excluding revision-surgery patients, only those patients who underwent surgical treatment owing to discontinued (fracture or disconnection) catheter were included in the study...
January 17, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091816/pediatric-cerebral-sinovenous-thrombosis-following-cranial-surgery
#5
Dmitriy Petrov, Michael Y Uohara, Rebecca Ichord, Zarina Ali, Laura Jastrzab, Shih-Shan Lang, Lori Billinghurst
PURPOSE: Pediatric cerebral sinovenous thrombosis (CSVT) is an important, though less common subtype of pediatric stroke. It has been linked to several risk factors, including cranial procedures, with few studies highlighting this relationship. The aim of this study was to characterize the diagnosis and treatment of CSVT after cranial surgery. METHODS: An institutional pediatric stroke research database was used to identify all CSVT cases diagnosed within 30 days of cranial surgery from November 2004 to December 2014...
January 14, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083641/notomelia-and-related-neural-tube-defects-in-a-baby-born-in-niger-case-report-and-literature-review
#6
A B Kelani, H Moumouni, A W Issa, H Younsaa, Hmu Fokou, R Sani, S Sanoussi, L J Denholm, J E Beever, M Catala
INTRODUCTION: Notomelia associated with neural tube defects are rare diseases. CASE REPORT: A baby was born in Niger with multiple congenital embryonic malformations on the posterior midline. The most rostral malformation was an accessory limb (polymelia) at the level of the lumbar vertebrae composed of two long bones, a foot and three toes. Accessory male genitalia were present at the base of this malformed accessory limb which had no apparent motor or sensory innervation...
January 12, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083640/primary-angiitis-of-the-central-nervous-system-in-a-7-month-old-infant
#7
LETTER
Indar Kumar Sharawat, Lesa Dawman, Amit Kumar Satapathy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083639/traumatic-extracranial-vasculopathies
#8
LETTER
Abbas Amirjamshidi, Kazem Abbasioun
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074282/unique-findings-of-subependymal-giant-cell-astrocytoma-within-cortical-tubers-in-patients-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-a-histopathological-evaluation
#9
Joel S Katz, Hyman Frankel, Tracy Ma, David Zagzag, Benjamin Liechty, Bruria Ben Zeev, Michal Tzadok, Orrin Devinsky, Howard L Weiner, Jonathan Roth
INTRODUCTION: Tuberous sclerosis is associated with three central nervous system pathologies: cortical/subcortical tubers, subependymal nodules (SENs), and subependymal giant cell astrocytomas (SEGAs). Tubers are associated with epilepsy, which is often medication-resistant and often leads to resective surgery. Recently, mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors (mTORi) have been shown to be effective reducing seizure burden in some patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)-related refractory epilepsy...
January 10, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064352/pipeline-embolization-device-for-the-treatment-of-a-traumatic-intracranial-aneurysm-in-a-child
#10
Felipe Padovani Trivelato, Marco Túlio Salles Rezende, Luiz Venâncio Fonseca, Lucas Eduardo Bonadio, Alexandre Cordeiro Ulhôa, Daniel Giansante Abud
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic intracranial aneurysms in children are rare and may occur as the result of closed or penetrating head trauma. Their natural history seems to be more aggressive. Most traumatic aneurysms have complex shape, tending to have a large neck or even a fusiform morphology. CASE REPORT: We present a case of a traumatic carotid artery aneurysm in a 9-year-old girl that was successfully treated with pipeline embolization device. DISCUSSION: Due to its dissecting nature, wall friability and lack of a substantial neck can make surgical clipping and selective coiling difficult and risky...
January 7, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062894/traumatic-intracranial-displacement-of-the-ventriculoperitoneal-valve-chamber-in-a-child-a-report-of-2-cases
#11
Tymon Skadorwa, Bogdan Ciszek
We present two cases of traumatic intracranial migration of the ventriculoperitoneal (VPS) valve chamber without malfunction of the system. In both patients, a shunt reservoir was surgically repositioned without a burr hole expansion and with no implantation of a new VPS system. We discuss a role of a head trauma and repeated valve palpation in this rare complication.
January 6, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062893/prenatal-alcohol-induced-neuroapoptosis-in-rat-brain-cerebral-cortex-protective-effect-of-folic-acid-and-betaine
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Ibrahim Sogut, Onur Uysal, Aysegul Oglakci, Ferruh Yucel, Kazim Kartkaya, Gungor Kanbak
PURPOSE: Alcohol consumption in pregnancy may cause fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in the infant. This study aims to investigate prenatal alcohol exposure related neuroapoptosis on the cerebral cortex tissues of newborn rats and possible neuroprotective effects of betaine, folic acid, and combined therapy. METHODS: Pregnant rats were divided into five experimental groups: control, ethanol, ethanol + betaine, ethanol + folic acid, and ethanol + betaine + folic acid combined therapy groups...
January 6, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054102/paediatric-spinal-cord-infarction-a-review-of-the-literature-and-two-case-reports
#13
LETTER
Ahmet Tuncay Turgut, Mehmet Turgut
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 4, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050641/children-presenting-in-delayed-fashion-after-minor-head-trauma-with-scalp-swelling-do-they-require-further-workup
#14
Jonathan N Sellin, Amee Moreno, Sheila L Ryan, Sandi K Lam, Marcella Donaruma-Kwoh, Thomas G Luerssen, Andrew Jea
PURPOSE: It is common to evaluate children who have sustained minor head trauma with computed tomography (CT) of the head. Scalp swelling, in particular, has been associated with intracranial injury. A subset of patients, however, present in delayed fashion, often days after the head trauma, as soft tissue edema progresses and their caregiver notices scalp swelling. We explore the value of further workup in this setting. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of a prospectively collected cohort of children ≤24 months of age presenting to the Texas Children's Hospital with scalp swelling more than 24 h following a head trauma...
January 3, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035428/raised-intracranial-pressure-as-a-result-of-pansynostosis-in-a-child-with-albright-s-hereditary-osteodystrophy
#15
Sepehr Mamoei, Søren Cortnum
CASE: The authors describe the case of an 8-year-old boy with pansynostosis in the context of Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy (AHO). This condition had lead to raised intracranial pressure (ICP). The elevated ICP was a consequence of the rigid skull impeding brain growth. Therefore, a decompressive cranioplasty was performed successfully, leaving further space for the growing brain. Affection of the central nervous system has been documented in AHO. However, affection of the skull bones has rarely been described in literature...
December 29, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032182/letter-to-the-editor-re-sredni-et-al-spontaneous-involution-of-pediatric-low-grade-gliomas-high-expression-of-cannabinoid-receptor-1-cnr1-at-the-time-of-diagnosis-may-indicate-involvement-of-the-endocannabinoid-system-2016
#16
LETTER
Paul Steinbok
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 28, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032181/transcardiac-migration-of-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-requiring-open-cardiac-surgery-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Ashley Ralston, Amanda Johnson, Gerhard Ziemer, David M Frim
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac migration of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts has been reported, with most easily removed or shortened via a cervical incision. We present a review of the literature, highlighting our unique case with significant scarring requiring open, on-pump, cardiac surgery for removal of migrated distal tubing. CASE PRESENTATION: A 7-year-old boy underwent VP shunt insertion for hydrocephalus secondary to intracranial astrocytoma. He presented at age 17 with evidence of right heart strain, associated with the distal shunt catheter proximally migrated into his heart and pulmonary arteries...
December 28, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028598/a-comparison-of-the-moms-trial-results-to-a-contemporaneous-single-institution-postnatal-closure-cohort
#18
Nicholas M B Laskay, Anastasia A Arynchyna, Samuel G McClugage, Betsy Hopson, Chevis Shannon, Benjamin Ditty, John C Wellons, Jeffrey P Blount, Brandon G Rocque
PURPOSE: We evaluate a single-institution cohort of mothers contemporaneous with the Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS) trial to determine the generalizability of MOMS results and compare shunt rates. METHODS: A retrospective chart review identified patients with myelomeningocele born between 2003 and 2009. We applied MOMS eligibility criteria and compared sociodemographic variables between patients at our institution who would have been eligible or ineligible and MOMS participants...
December 27, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028597/intra-and-inter-observer-reliability-of-determining-degree-of-pelvic-obliquity-in-neuromuscular-scoliosis-using-the-eos-chair%C3%A2-protocol
#19
Jihane Rouissi, Robin Arvieu, Arnaud Dubory, Claudio Vergari, Manon Bachy, Raphaël Vialle
PURPOSE: Scoliosis with pelvic obliquity (PO) could be investigated with the EOS-CHAIR protocol as the most common deformity especially in patients with trunk hypotonia and quadriplegia. However, the intra-observer and inter-observer reliability of various angles assessing PO was not investigated with this new imaging protocol. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of 36 EOS frontal full-spine acquisitions made in sitting position was used. The sacroiliac pelvic obliquity angle, iliac crest pelvic obliquity angle, and ischiatic pelvic obliquity angle were assessed in an intra-observer and inter-observer study...
December 27, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013335/hydroxyapatite-ceramic-implants-for-cranioplasty-in-children-a-single-center-experience
#20
Laura Zaccaria, Sasha Job Tharakan, Stefan Altermatt
PURPOSE: The use of hydroxyapatite ceramic (HAC) implants for the treatment of skull defects in pediatric patients started 2010 at our institution. Ceramic implants facilitate osteoblast migration and therefore optimize osteointegration with the host bone. The purpose of this study is to report a single-center experience with this treatment modality. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients from July 2010 through June 2014 undergoing a cranioplasty using hydroxyapatite ceramic implant and managed at a single institution was performed...
December 24, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
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