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British Journal of Neurosurgery

Inan Uzunoglu, Ceren Kizmazoglu, Turkan Atasever Rezanko, Nurullah Yuceer
Although intraparenchymal meningiomas have rarely been reported in the literature, the papillary type has been reported only as infratentorial. Here we report the case of a 21-year-old female patient with intraparenchymal lesion. To our knowledge, this case describes the first report of a patient with a supratentorial intraparenchymal papillary meningioma.
March 22, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Matthias A König, Bronek M Boszczyk
OBJECTIVE: 360 degrees in-situ fusion for high-grade spondylolisthesis showed satisfying clinical long-term results. Combining anterior with posterior surgery increases fusion rates. Anteriorly inserted transvertebral HMA screws could be an alternative to strut graft constructs or cages, avoiding donor site complications. In addition, complete posterior muscle detachment is avoided and the injury risk of neural structures is minimized. This study investigates the use of HMA screws in this context...
March 22, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Valentina Tardivo, Francesca Vincitorio, Matteo Monticelli, Luca Bertero, Francesco Zenga, Alessandro Ducati, Paola Cassoni, Diego Garbossa
BACKGROUND: Brain metastases in pancreatic cancer are a rare condition and are usually seen in case of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Only few cases of brain metastasis in patients affected by Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) are actually reported. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a patient diagnosed with double cystic brain lesions that the histological examination reveal to be consistent, with pancreatic metastasis. Our patient had an history shown of stable pancreatic IPMN which has never made the oncologist suspicious about neoplastic progression or degeneration into pancreatic carcinoma...
March 20, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Moshe Spatz, Eric S Nussbaum, Lisa Lyons, Simi Greenberg, Kevin M Kallmes, Leslie A Nussbaum
Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma (AFH) is a tumour primarily occurring in the extremities which can very rarely occur as an isolated intracranial lesion. We report a case of a 22-year-old woman presenting with generalized seizure and visual field deficit due to an occipital mass, which immunohistochemistry showed to be an AFH.
March 15, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Susanna Bacigaluppi, Pietro Fiaschi, Alessandro Prior, Nicola L Bragazzi, Paolo Merciadri, Sergio Gennaro
Haemangiomas are rare benign tumors developing in cutaneous tissue and sometimes even in deep tissues. The existing literature reviewed, focusing on patients' age and gender, clinical features, diagnostics used, treatment, and, where available, follow-up data. Our review is the largest available at present time, including an additional case with a total of 41 patients.
March 14, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
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March 14, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Shuxin Zhang, Xiang Wang, Yanhui Liu, Qing Mao
We described a rare case of a huge calcified chronic subdural haematoma with a history over 20 years. During craniotomy, the part of the inner membrane of the haematoma adhering to the cortex was cut into small blocks. The brain fully re-expanded after 6 months.
March 14, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Masanori Yoshino, Takayuki Hara
Intraoperative monitoring of visually evoked potentials (VEPs) is sometimes unachievable because of light axis misalignments caused by frontal scalp-flap reflection and intraoperative manipulation. Here, we present a new method of intraoperative VEP monitoring that involves a sterilised photostimulation device that can be adjusted in position following disturbances from frontal scalp-flap reflection or intraoperative manipulation.
March 9, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Aksa B Ahmed, Kok Han Ang, Caroline Mills, Danyal H Awal
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March 9, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Nicholas V Todd
AIM: To quantify the clinical findings in patients with potential cauda equina syndrome (CES). METHODS: Three domains were selected: bladder function (B), perianal sensation (S) and anal tone/squeeze (T). A quantified score was given to symptoms and signs in each domain. RESULTS: The lowest score in each domain and the lowest sum score (the most severe lesion) is 0. The best sum score is 9 (the normal patient). CONCLUSION: TCS can improve the clinical assessment and management of patients with possible CES and improve communication between the doctors who are called upon to assess and treat such patients...
March 8, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Dong Ha Kim, Su Hun Lee, Jun Seok Lee, Geun Sung Song, Dong Wuk Son
We report a case of high thoracic ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) causing a partial Horner's syndrome. A 57-year-old man developed a walking disorder, as well as right-sided miosis and anhidrosis. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a spinal cord compressing T2-T3 OLF. The patient improved after surgery.
February 28, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
George Edward Peck, David James Heming Shipway, Kevin Tsang, Michael Fertleman
Developed populations are ageing rapidly and by 2040, approximately 1 in 4 adults will be over 65 years of age. This is resulting in higher incidence of traumatic injury in older patients. Cognitive and physical comorbidities in this group can pose significant challenges. Due to mechanisms of injury and pre-existing degenerative spinal disease, cervical spine fractures are particularly prevalent in elderly patients. These are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. In this literature review we examine current evidence surrounding the use of cervical spine immobilisation in elderly patients in the pre-hospital and emergency department setting and also as a treatment option for cervical spine fractures...
February 28, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Muhammad Yaman Adi, William Adams
Anomalous origin of the right vertebral artery from the right common carotid artery (VA-CCA) with an aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSCA) is an uncommon anatomical variant. We present a series of images from a case in which this was identified on angiography for the management of a right posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysm. This combination has not been previously described in the literature. The embryological mechanism of this variation, the incidence of these individual findings and the clinical implications will be discussed...
February 28, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Chien-Hui Lee, Chao-Bao Luo
The internal carotid artery is the most commonly affected artery in pseudoaneurysm presenting with epistaxis. Basilar arterial pseudoaneurysm is usually associated with intracranial haemorrhage. We report a basilar artery pseudoaneurysm after endoscopic surgery for clival chordoma, leading to epistaxis. The mechanism of epistaxis and strategy of embolisation are discussed.
February 27, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
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February 20, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Nicholas Brandmeir, Michael Sather
PURPOSE: One of the most effective treatments for epilepsy is resection, but it remains underutilized. Efforts must be made to increase the ease, safety, and efficacy of epilepsy resection to improve utilization. Studies have shown an improved risk profile of stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) over subdural grids (SDG) for invasive monitoring. One limitation to increased adoption of SEEG at epilepsy centers is the theoretical difficulty of planning a delayed resection once electrodes are removed...
February 20, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Haytham Eloqayli, Ali Al-Yousef, Raid Jaradat
AIM: Despite the high prevalence of chronic neck pain, there is limited consensus about the primary etiology, risk factors, diagnostic criteria and therapeutic outcome. Here, we aimed to determine if Ferritin and Vitamin D are modifiable risk factors with chronic neck pain using slandered statistics and artificial intelligence neural network (ANN). METHODS: Fifty-four patients with chronic neck pain treated between February 2016 and August 2016 in King Abdullah University Hospital and 54 patients age matched controls undergoing outpatient or minor procedures were enrolled...
February 15, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Susanth Subramanian, Gandham Edmond Jonathan, Bimal Patel, Krishna Prabhu
INTRODUCTION: Synovial sarcoma is a rare mesenchymal malignant neoplasm that accounts for less than 10% of soft tissue sarcomas. About 95% of the sarcomas occur in the extremities. Primary synovial sarcomas of the spine are a rare tumor arising from the paravertebral regions, paraspinal muscles or epidural spaces. PURPOSE: To report an atypical radiological presentation of synovial sarcoma of the thoracic spine mimicking a nerve sheath tumor in an elderly adult and describe the management with review of the literature...
February 15, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Saraj Kumar Singh, Himanshu Agarwal
A Neuroimage of a cerebellar pilocytic astrocytoma with supratentorial extension in a 26 year old male illustraiting how slow growing brain tumours expand respecting dural but not neural barriers.
February 15, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Jo-Fen Liu, Robert A Dineen, Shivaram Avula, Tom Chambers, Manali Dutta, Tim Jaspan, Donald C MacArthur, Simon Howarth, Daniele Soria, Philip Quinlan, Srikrishna Harave, Chan Chang Ong, Conor L Mallucci, Ram Kumar, Barry Pizer, David A Walker
BACKGROUND: Despite previous identification of pre-operative clinical and radiological predictors of post-operative paediatric cerebellar mutism syndrome (CMS), a unifying pre-operative risk stratification model for use during surgical consent is currently lacking. The aim of the project is to develop a simple imaging-based pre-operative risk scoring scheme to stratify patients in terms of post-operative CMS risk. METHODS: Pre-operative radiological features were recorded for a retrospectively assembled cohort of 89 posterior fossa tumour patients from two major UK treatment centers (age 2-23yrs; gender 28 M, 61 F; diagnosis: 38 pilocytic astrocytoma, 32 medulloblastoma, 12 ependymoma, 1 high grade glioma, 1 pilomyxoid astrocytoma, 1 atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumour, 1 hemangioma, 1 neurilemmoma, 2 oligodendroglioma)...
February 12, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
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