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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440087/cervical-dural-calcification-and-cervical-myelopathy-in-x-linked-hypophosphataemic-rickets-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#1
Ali A Najefi, Daniel B Beder, Shiraz A Sabah, Kia Rezajooi
X-linked hypophosphataemic rickets (XLHR) is a genetic disorder resulting from a genetic mutation in the PHEX gene. This may cause ossification of soft tissue structures risking spinal cord compression. We present the first known case of cervical dural calcification secondary to XLHR to cause myelopathic symptoms due to cord compression.
April 25, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436277/single-pass-endovascular-thrombectomy-for-massive-carotid-cerebral-occlusion
#2
Naif M Alotaibi, Francesca Sarzetto, Karl Boyle, Peter Howard, Victor X D Yang
Acute concomitant occlusions of the extracranial internal carotid artery and intracranial vessels frequently require multiple passes with stent-retrievers for mechanical thrombectomy. Due to the large clot burden associated with these occlusions, their response to intravenous thrombolysis is poor. We herein report a successful case of evacuating a massive clot (>14 cm) in a single-pass using a stent-retrieval device.
April 24, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436275/total-lumbar-facetectomy-without-fusion-short-and-long-term-follow-up-in-a-single-surgeon-series
#3
Mark A Pichelmann, John L D Atkinson, Nicolee C Fode-Thomas, Michael J Yaszemski
BACKGROUND: Total lumbar facetectomy may be advantageous for exposure or to completely free a constricted nerve root. OBJECTIVE: We retrospectively reviewed a single surgeon series without fusion for short and long term outcomes regarding radicular pain relief, subsequent relevant surgeries, and any identifiable instability. METHODS: All operations in which a single, total lumbar facetectomy was performed were reviewed. A total of 222 patients were identified with a minimal follow-up of 3 months; 187 (84...
April 24, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436243/comparison-of-the-timing-of-intervention-and-treatment-modality-of-poor-grade-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#4
Tomasz Tykocki, Marcin Czyż, Małgorzata Machaj, Dorota Szydlarska, Bogusław Kostkiewicz
OBJECTIVES: The timing and modality of intervention in the treatment of poor-grade aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH) has not been defined. The purpose of the study is to analyse whether early treatment and type of intervention influence the clinical outcomes of poor-grade aSAH patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with poor-grade aSAH were retrieved. Demographics, Fisher grade, radiological characteristics and clinical outcomes were recorded. Outcomes were compared using the modified Rankin Scale (mRS), for groups treated early within 24 hours of aSAH or later and by clipping or endovascular therapy...
April 24, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431478/successful-treatment-of-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-meningitis-with-ampicillin-sulbactam-in-primary-hospital
#5
Leitao Sun, Xiaohong Wang, Zefu Li
INTRODUCTION: Acinetobacter baumannii nosocomial infections, especially those due to multi-drug resistant strains, are increasingly detected. We want to find the effective treatment measures about multi-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infections through this research. METHODOLOGY: The clinical features and the outcomes of twelve cases of nosocomial Acinetobacter baumannii meningitis treated with ampicillin sulbactam and intrathecal use of amikacin are reported in primary hospital...
April 21, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429608/two-times-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-resolution-following-hydrocephalus-treatment-in-a-patient-with-a-high-voltage-electric-shock-to-his-head-a-case-report-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#6
Seyed Mohammad Ghodsi, Mahdi Safdarian
Hydrocephalus has rarely been reported to be associated with trigeminal neuralgia. Here we report for the first time a case of trigeminal neuralgia associated with hydrocephalus, whose symptoms completely resolved twice after ventriculoperitoneal shunting. The patient had a high-voltage electric shock to his head, which has not been reported in a patient with ventriculoperitoneal shunt to the best of our knowledge. The possible underlying mechanism of this situation is discussed in addition to a brief review of the literature...
April 21, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427275/chronic-subdural-haematomas-in-the-elderly-is-the-jury-out
#7
Rajesh Nair, Lakshman I Kongwad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421835/symptomatic-tension-pneumocephalus-following-palacos%C3%A2-cranioplasty-in-a-shunted-patient
#8
Tim Killeen, Mathias Fortunati, Esha Myanger, Daniel Rüfenacht, Nurzhan Ryskeldiyev, Serik Akshulakov, Evaldas Cesnulis
Tension pneumocephalus is an exceedingly rare complication of cerebrospinal fluid diversion occurring after surgery, trauma or spontaneous fistula formation. We report a case in a patient with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt who developed symptomatic tension pneumocephalus via a skin defect within 24 hours of undergoing bone cement cranioplasty.
April 19, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421829/hydrocephalus-and-trigeminal-neuralgia-exploring-the-association-and-management-options
#9
Yuuki Charlie Barke Na, Shyam Vijay Pujara, Ahmad Abdelhai Moussa, Amy Charlotte Gerrish, Surajit Basu
We report the successful surgical management of three patients with trigeminal neuralgia and hydrocephalus. MRI revealed no neurovascular contact at the trigeminal root entry zone. Trigeminal neuralgic symptoms were controlled following alleviation of hydrocephalus. We hypothesize that trigeminal nerve traction, secondary to hydrocephalus, as the cause for their trigeminal neuralgia.
April 19, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421824/thrombosis-of-the-draining-vein-causes-intracranial-haemorrhage-in-the-natural-history-of-brain-arteriovenous-malformation-case-report
#10
Raita Fukaya, Katsuhiro Mizutani, Masahito Fukuchi, Koji Fujii
Rupture of arteriovenous malformations (AVM) may be caused by venous outflow restriction, but there is no radiographic evidence of this. We report a case showing only a venous thrombus preceding intracranial haemorrhage from AVM. This is the first evidence that venous thrombus results in AVM rupture in its natural history.
April 19, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421823/tapia-syndrome-an-unusual-complication-following-posterior-cervical-spine-surgery
#11
Adikarige Hd Silva, Matthew Bishop, Hari Krovvidi, Declan Costello, Jasmeet Dhir
Tapia syndrome, a rare complication of posterior cervical surgery, characterised by concurrent paralyses of recurrent laryngeal branch of vagus and hypoglossal cranial nerves, occurred in a patient after posterior cervical foraminotomies for radiculopathy. We discuss hypothesised pathophysiology, and diagnostic, therapeutic and avoidance strategies in relevance to prone neurosurgical procedures.
April 19, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421822/deflation-of-a-rathke-cleft-cyst-triggered-rupture-of-a-superior-hypophyseal-artery-aneurysm-a-case-report
#12
Ryuheki Kitai, Takahiro Yamauchi, Yoshikazu Arai, Tetsuya Hosoda, Norichika Hashimoto, Kenzo Tsunetoshi, Yoshifumi Higashino, Ken-Ichiro Kikuta
A 57-year-old woman was diagnosed as a Rathke cleft cyst (RCC). Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) was performed uneventfully. She developed subarachnoid haemorrhage on postoperative day 3. The vessels adhered the cyst had been pulled into the pituitary fossa, causing an aneurysm.
April 19, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420247/clinical-and-radiological-outcomes-after-decompression-and-posterior-fusion-in-patients-with-degenerative-scoliosis
#13
Majid Reza Farrokhi, Mohammad Jamali, Mehrnaz Gholami, Farnaz Farrokhi, Khadijeh Hosseini
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of degenerative scoliosis (DS) increases with age and an overall increase is seen due to the aging population. This study aims to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes after decompression and posterior fusion in patients with DS. METHODS: In this is prospective study, 43 patients with DS, aged 37 to 70 years, were eligible to undergo decompression and posterior fusion. Primary outcomes were low back pain (LBP) with or without radicular pain, which was evaluated preoperatively and at 12 and 24 months after surgery with the use of a visual analog scale (VAS), and the quality of life (QOL), which was assessed at the same time periods by the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) questionnaire...
April 19, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397570/is-intra-arterial-nimodipine-really-beneficial-in-vasospasm-following-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#14
Ashwani Kumar, Manoj Phalak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378622/pre-emptive-intrathecal-vancomycin-for-external-ventricular-drains-is-it-overkill
#15
Rajesh Nair, Lakshman I Kongwad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 5, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335640/nebivolol-attenuates-cerebral-vasospasm-both-by-increasing-endothelial-nitric-oxide-and-by-decreasing-oxidative-stress-in-an-experimental-subarachnoid-haemorrhage
#16
Mehmet Arif Aladag, Yusuf Turkoz, Hakan Parlakpinar, Mehmet Gul
OBJECTIVE: Evidence suggests that reduction of nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability due to oxidative stress plays a central role in the pathophysiology of cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). To prevent SAH-induced cerebral vasospasm, therefore we used nebivolol hydrochloride as a NO-mediated vasodilator and an antioxidant drug in an experimental rat model of SAH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty female Wistar rats were divided into control, SAH, SAH plus placebo, and SAH plus nebivolol groups...
March 23, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301956/the-effect-of-tracheostomy-performed-within-72%C3%A2-h-after-traumatic-brain-injury
#17
Keita Shibahashi, Kazuhiro Sugiyama, Hidenori Houda, Yuichi Takasu, Yuichi Hamabe, Akio Morita
The optimal timing of tracheostomy in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of tracheostomy performed within 72 h after admission. In this retrospective cohort study, the authors reviewed the data for a series of 120 consecutive patients who underwent tracheostomy after suffering TBI with an Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) score of ≥4. The exclusion criteria were as follows: age <18 years, severe chest injury with an AIS score of ≥4, and a requirement for intubation because of upper airway obstruction...
March 16, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298140/a-cd99-primary-spinal-central-pnet-in-a-pregnant-patient-therapeutic-concerns-and-issues
#18
Aayesha Jalaluddin Soni, Girish Modi, Zakiyya Soni, Jeffrey Kotzen, Zaheera Soni, Vinod Goolab
Spinal tumours in pregnancy are rare. Spinal tumours account for only 10-15% of all primary central nervous system (CNS) tumours. Most spinal tumours in pregnant women have been described as meningiomas or vascular tumours. We present the unique case of a pregnant patient presenting with a CD 99+ primary spinal central PNET.
March 15, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298139/emergent-carotid-stenting-and-intra-arterial-abciximab-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-due-to-tandem-occlusion
#19
Fawaz Al-Mufti, Krishna Amuluru, Nathan W Manning, Imad Khan, Lissa Peeling, Chirag D Gandhi, Charles J Prestigiacomo, Galyna Pushchinska, David Fiorella, Henry H Woo
OBJECTIVE: Acute occlusions of the extracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) and a major intracranial artery respond poorly to intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and present an endovascular challenge. The aim of our study was to retrospectively delineate the feasibility of the combined use of emergent carotid stenting and intra-arterial (IA) Abciximab with intracranial revascularization in the setting of acute ischemic stroke and carotid occlusions at our institution. METHODS: Eleven patients with complete cervical carotid occlusion with or without concomitant intracranial ICA and/or MCA occlusion were identified from a single center, retrospective review of patients admitted to the Stroke unit...
March 15, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293977/a-prospective-pilot-study-on-serum-cleaved-tau-protein-as-a-neurological-marker-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
#20
Sharad Pandey, Kulwant Singh, Vivek Sharma, Deepa Pandey, Ravi Prakash Jha, Sunil Kumar Rai, Richa Singh Chauhan, Royana Singh
OBJECTIVE: Neurotrauma has been labelled as a "silent epidemic" affecting both the developed and the developing nations. To date, no single brain-specific biomarker has been unanimously accepted for routine clinical use in TBI. Our study aims to determine the correlation of "cleaved-tau protein" in severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) with Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) at the time of admission, mode of injury, CT findings and outcome at discharge. METHODS: The study has been approved by the institutional ethical committee...
March 15, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
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