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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/28444461/tethered-cord-release-after-fetal-surgery
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LETTER
I Alatas, H Canaz, K Ozel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 25, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444460/hydrocephalus-a-rare-initial-manifestation-of-sporadic-intramedullary-hemangioblastoma-intramedullary-hemangioblastoma-presenting-as-hydrocephalus
#2
Barbara Albuquerque Morais, Daniel Dante Cardeal, Renan Ribeiro E Ribeiro, Fernando Pereira Frassetto, Fernanda Goncalves Andrade, Hamilton Matushita, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira
BACKGROUND: Intramedullary hemangioblastomas are rare benign vascular tumors, infrequent in pediatric patients. Clinical symptoms vary according to the age of presentation, tumor size, location, and concomitant syringomyelia. This is the second reported case of hemangioblastoma presenting with acute hydrocephalus. CASE PRESENTATION: A 3-month-old infant with acute hydrocephalus was asymptomatic after a ventriculoperitoneal shunt was placed. She returned 3 months later with irritability, acute paraplegia, and respiratory distress...
April 25, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444459/some-of-the-earliest-depictions-of-the-human-spine-a-glimpse-into-european-history
#3
EDITORIAL
Peter C Oakes, Christina Kirkpatrick, Jens R Chapman, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
INTRODUCTION: Drawings of the human form have a history almost as old as mankind itself. However, illustrations of the human spine as seen with the vertebral column were not seen until much later. This paper reviews some of the early European depictions of the human vertebral column from the twelfth (e.g., Fünfbilderserie "Bone-Man": 1152 A.D.) and thirteenth (e.g., Ashmole 1292) centuries. Man's understanding of his body has evolved over hundreds of years. CONCLUSIONS: This glimpse into our past and early drawings of the human spine illustrate how this particular anatomical structure was perceived almost a millennium ago and would not be structurally correct renditions until Leonardo da Vinci in the fifteenth century...
April 25, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439659/reported-outcomes-of-children-with-newly-diagnosed-high-grade-gliomas-treated-with-nimotuzumab-and-irinotecan
#4
Nongnuch Sirachainan, Atthaporn Boongird, Thiti Swangsilpa, Wipawi Klaisuban, Apasri Lusawat, Suradej Hongeng
PURPOSE: The outcome of children with high-grade gliomas (HGGs) treated with radiation and adjuvant chemotherapy remains poor. The expression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) has been established in children with HGGs. This report demonstrated the outcomes of adjuvant nimotuzumab, an EGFR inhibitor, with irinotecan in pediatric HGGs. METHODS: Children with newly diagnosed HGGs were enrolled. Two weeks after surgery, nimotuzumab with a dose of 150 mg/m(2) was given every week during radiation...
April 24, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432427/concurrent-paediatric-medulloblastoma-and-chiari-i-malformation-with-syringomyelia
#5
LETTER
Sharon Y Y Low, Derrick W Q Lian, Phua Hwee Tang, Eva Loh, Wan Tew Seow, David C Y Low
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432426/posterior-cranial-fossa-tumours-in-children-at-national-cancer-institute-sudan-a-single-institution-experience
#6
Moawia Mohammed Ali Elhassan, Haytham Hussein Mohammed Osman, Jeannette Parkes
BACKGROUND: Posterior cranial fossa tumours (PCF) comprise 54-70% of childhood brain tumours. The clinical profile and outcomes of these tumours differ in area of the world. The aim of this study is to describe clinical characteristics, treatment and outcome of posterior cranial fossa tumours in Sudan. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective study of children diagnosed with posterior cranial fossa tumours and treated between January 1998 and December 2015 at National Cancer Institute, Sudan...
April 21, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432425/the-problem-with-myelomeningoceles-hydrocephalus-and-progressive-neurological-deficits-what-do-we-know
#7
LETTER
Rajesh P Nair, Lakshman I Kongwad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424876/extent-of-surgical-resection-and-adjuvant-temozolomide-improves-survival-in-pediatric-gbm-a-single-center-experience
#8
Subhash Gupta, Supriya Mallick, Rony Benson, K P Haresh, Pramod Kumar Julka, Goura Kishor Rath
BACKGROUND: Pediatric glioblastoma (pGBM) is an uncommon entity. The importance of concurrent and adjuvant temozolomide is not known in this subset of patients. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed our database between 2000 and 2015. All patients were treated with maximally safe surgical resection. This was followed by a uniform treatment schedule of post-operative radiation with concurrent daily temozolomide at 75 mg/m(2). Radiation dose was 60 Gy in 30 fractions planned by 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy...
April 19, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424875/erratum-to-neuropsychological-improvement-after-posterior-fossa-arachnoid-cyst-drainage
#9
M L Cuny, M Pallone, H Piana, N Boddaert, C Sainte-Rose, L Vaivre-Douret, P Piolino, S Puget
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409229/sphenoid-dysplasia-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1-a-new-technique-for-repair
#10
Di Rocco Concezio, Samii Amir, Tamburrini Gianpiero, Massimi Luca, Giordano Mario
PURPOSE: Sphenoid bone dysplasia in neurofibromatosis type 1 is characterized by progressive exophthalmos and facial disfiguration secondary to herniation of meningeal and cerebral structures. We describe a technique for reconstruction of the sphenoid defect apt at preventing or correcting the ocular globe dislocation. METHODS: After placement of spinal cerebrospinal fluid drainage to reduce intracranial pressure, the temporal pole is posteriorly dislocated extradurally...
April 13, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396968/a-comprehensive-review-of-the-anterior-fontanelle-embryology-anatomy-and-clinical-considerations
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REVIEW
Anthony V D'Antoni, Orin Imani Donaldson, Cameron Schmidt, Veronica Macchi, Raffaele De Caro, Rod J Oskouian, Marios Loukas, R Shane Tubbs
PURPOSE: Fontanelles are a regular feature of infant development in which two segments of bone remain separated, leaving an area of fibrous membrane or a "soft spot" that acts to accommodate growth of the brain without compression by the skull. Of the six fontanelles in the human skull, the anterior fontanelle, located between the frontal and parietal bones, serves as an important anatomical diagnostic tool in the assessment of impairments of the skull and brain and allows access to the brain and ventricles in the infant...
April 10, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382437/diffuse-leptomeningeal-glioneuronal-tumor-dlgnt-mimicking-whipple-s-disease-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Vega Karlowee, Manish Kolakshyapati, Vishwa Jeet Amatya, Takeshi Takayasu, Ryo Nosaka, Kazuhiko Sugiyama, Kaoru Kurisu, Fumiyuki Yamasaki
INTRODUCTION: Diffuse leptomeningeal glioneuronal tumor is a new entity under the neuronal and mixed neuronal-glial tumors in the WHO 2016 updated classification and commonly found in children and adolescents. The initial diagnosis is challenging because of its non-specific radiologic feature and negative CSF cytology analysis. A 17 years male was presented with intractable headache subsequently followed by back pain and joint pain. MRI showed enhancement of arachnoid membrane at basal cistern, bilateral sylvian fissure and cerebral cistern with slight enlargement of ventricles...
April 5, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382436/environmental-enrichment-reduces-brain-damage-in-hydrocephalic-immature-rats
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Carlos Henrique Rocha Catalão, Glaucia Yuri Shimizu, Jacqueline Atsuko Tida, Camila Araújo Bernardino Garcia, Antonio Carlos Dos Santos, Carlos Ernesto Garrido Salmon, Maria José Alves Rocha, Luiza da Silva Lopes
PURPOSE: We investigate the effects of environmental enrichment (EE) on morphological alterations in different brain structures of pup rats submitted to hydrocephalus condition. METHODS: Hydrocephalus was induced in 7-day-old pup rats by injection of 20% kaolin into the cisterna magna. Ventricular dilatation and magnetization transfer to analyze myelin were assessed by magnetic resonance. Hydrocephalic and control rats exposed to EE (n = 10 per group) were housed in cages with a tunnel, ramp, and colored plastic balls that would emit sound when touched...
April 5, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382435/questions-about-isolated-traumatic-shaking-and-confessions
#14
LETTER
Niels Lynøe, Måns Rosén, Anders Eriksson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 5, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382434/evaluation-of-the-central-sleep-apnea-in-asymptomatic-children-with-chiari-1-malformation-an-open-question
#15
Marco Zaffanello, Francesco Sala, Luca Sacchetto, Emma Gasperi, Giorgio Piacentini
INTRODUCTION: Type I is the most common Chiari malformation in children. In this condition, the lower part of the cerebellum, but not the brain stem, extends into the foramen magnum at the base of the skull leading to intermittent brain hypertension. In symptomatic children, central sleep apneas are shown in polysomnography evaluation. A central apnea index of 1/h or more is considered abnormal, but >5/h is clearly considered pathological. Therefore, central sleep apnea evaluation in pediatric age may show great age-related variability...
April 5, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378288/development-of-cystic-malacia-after-high-dose-cranial-irradiation-of-pediatric-cns-tumors-in-long-term-follow-up
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Fumiyuki Yamasaki, Takeshi Takayasu, Ryo Nosaka, Ikuno Nishibuchi, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Manish Kolakshyapati, Shumpei Onishi, Taiichi Saito, Kazuhiko Sugiyama, Masao Kobayashi, Kaoru Kurisu
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the incidence of cystic malacia in long-term survivors of pediatric brain tumors treated with high-dose cranial irradiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 1997 and 2015, we treated 41 pediatric patients (26 males, 15 females; age ranging from 3.3 to 15.7 years, median 9-year-old) of pediatric brain tumors [17 medulloblastomas, 7 primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET), 3 pineoblastomas, 6 non-germinomatous germ cell tumors (NGGCT), 8 gliomas (including 4 ependymomas, 1 anaplastic astrocytoma, 1 oligodendroglioma, 1 pilocytic astrocytoma, 1 astroblastoma)] with high-dose craniospinal irradiation...
April 4, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378287/pediatric-thoracic-sciwora-after-back-bend-during-dance-practice-a-retrospective-case-series-and-analysis-of-trauma-mechanisms
#17
Jian Ren, Gao Zeng, Yong-Jie Ma, Nan Chen, Zan Chen, Feng Ling, Hong-Qi Zhang
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to describe a unique type of low-energy traumatic pediatric thoracic spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality (SCIWORA) after a back bend during dance practice and analyze the trauma mechanisms and treatment protocols. METHODS: This was a retrospective case series from September 2007 to August 2016. The study was conducted at a tertiary medical center in Beijing, China (Xuanwu Hospital, China International Neuroscience Institute [China-INI], Capital Medical University)...
April 4, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374115/damage-control-surgery-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-acute-leukemia-a-review-of-two-cases
#18
Jaskaran Singh, Kanwaljeet Garg, Rajeev Sharma, Sumit Sinha, Shashank Sharad Kale
INTRODUCTION: Intracerebral hemorrhage is the second most common cause of mortality (after infections) in acute leukemia and is responsible for approximately 20% of deaths due to acute leukemia. Management of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is mostly conservative but there exist certain patients who need emergent surgery due to the poor Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) despite their coagulopathic state. CASE REPORT: We present here two such cases which were successfully managed with decompressive craniectomy which was done as a damage control surgery thus stating the importance of surgical intervention in the management of acutely deteriorating patients rather than the commonly employed conservative management due to their coagulopathic state...
April 3, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365910/lina-stern-1878-1968-an-outstanding-scientist-of-her-time
#19
EDITORIAL
Levent Sarikcioglu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365909/a-mosaic-pattern-of-ini1-smarcb1-protein-expression-distinguishes-schwannomatosis-and-nf2-associated-peripheral-schwannomas-from-solitary-peripheral-schwannomas-and-nf2-associated-vestibular-schwannomas
#20
Rosario Caltabiano, Gaetano Magro, Agata Polizzi, Andrea Domenico Praticò, Andrea Ortensi, Valerio D'Orazi, Andrea Panunzi, Pietro Milone, Luigi Maiolino, Francesco Nicita, Gabriele Lorenzo Capone, Roberta Sestini, Irene Paganini, Mariella Muglia, Sebastiano Cavallaro, Salvatore Lanzafame, Laura Papi, Martino Ruggieri
BACKGROUND: The INI1/SMARCB1 gene protein product has been implicated in the direct pathogenesis of schwannomas from patients with one form of schwannomatosis [SWNTS1; MIM # 162091] showing a mosaic pattern of loss of protein expression by immunohistochemistry [93% in familial vs. 55% in sporadic cases]. AIM OF STUDY: To verify whether such INI1/SMARCB1 mosaic pattern could be extended to all schwannomas arising in the sporadic and familial schwannomatoses [i.e...
April 1, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
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