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Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208150/acute-and-subacute-presentations-of-cerebral-edema-following-deep-brain-stimulation-lead-implantation
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Albert J Fenoy, Sebastian J Villarreal, Mya C Schiess
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Postoperative cerebral edema around a deep brain stimulation (DBS) electrode is an uncommon reported complication. The goal of this study was to identify instances of postoperative edema based on clinical presentation, and to remark on their management. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on all patients who underwent DBS electrode implantation over a 3-year period. Routine CT imaging on postoperative day (POD) 1 was negative. Patients were identified based on clinical neurological changes, leading to imaging and subsequent diagnosis...
February 17, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199998/delayed-intraparenchymal-and-intraventricular-hemorrhage-requiring-surgical-evacuation-after-mri-guided-laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-for-lesional-epilepsy
#2
Sean M Barber, Luke Tomycz, Timothy George, Dave F Clarke, Mark Lee
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage is a rare complication of laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT). OBJECTIVES: To present a unique case of delayed symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage occurring after a LITT procedure for epilepsy in a high-volume center (68 LITT procedures for pediatric epilepsy have been performed). METHODS: An 18-year-old male with epilepsy underwent LITT to an area of heterotopia near the right lateral ventricle...
February 16, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199993/intraoperative-thresholds-for-capsular-stimulation-are-reliable-for-chronic-pallidal-deep-brain-stimulation-in-dystonia
#3
René Reese, Martin M Reich, Daniela Falk, Günther Deuschl, H Maximilian Mehdorn, Jens Volkmann
BACKGROUND: The threshold current for inducing muscle contractions by stimulation of pyramidal tract fibres adjacent to the globus pallidus internus (GPi) is, besides microelectrode recordings for the determination of nuclear boundaries, currently the only neurophysiological marker for intraoperative refinement of the anatomically planned target point for pallidal deep brain stimulation (GPi-DBS) in dystonia. OBJECTIVES: To determine the relationship between intraoperative thresholds for muscle contractions under general anaesthesia and postoperative thresholds in GPi-DBS...
February 16, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135704/implementation-of-a-new-upmc-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-quality-assurance-registry
#4
Ajay Niranjan, Denise Layne, Mark Briercheck, Svetlana Trofimova, Edward A Monaco Iii, Hideyuki Kano, L Dade Lunsford
OBJECT: In this report, we discuss the development of a new, comprehensive, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant electronic quality assurance (QA) registry for Gamma Knife (GK) radiosurgery patients. This registry can be used to query outcomes, link with current hospital electronic medical records, and share data with future corporate or national professional society registries under development. METHODS: A clinical task force comprising physicians and regulatory, legal, and information technology (IT) experts was created to define the nomenclature, regulatory requirements, hosting site, and required capabilities of the proposed system...
January 28, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132063/magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-transplantation-of-neural-stem-cells-into-the-porcine-spinal-cord
#5
Jason J Lamanna, Lindsey N Urquia, Carl V Hurtig, Juanmarco Gutierrez, Cody Anderson, Pete Piferi, Thais Federici, John N Oshinski, Nicholas M Boulis
BACKGROUND: Cell-based therapies are a promising treatment option for traumatic, tumorigenic and degenerative diseases of the spinal cord. Transplantation into the spinal cord is achieved with intravascular, intrathecal, or direct intraparenchymal injection. The current standard for direct injection is limited by surgical invasiveness, difficulty in reinjection, and the inability to directly target anatomical or pathological landmarks. The objective of this study was to present the proof of principle for minimally invasive, percutaneous transplantation of stem cells into the spinal cord parenchyma of live minipigs under MR guidance...
January 28, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132061/the-effects-of-dexmedetomidine-on-microelectrode-recordings-of-the-subthalamic-nucleus-during-deep-brain-stimulation-surgery-a-retrospective-analysis
#6
Letha Mathews, Corrie R Camalier, Koffi M Kla, Martina D Mitchell, Peter E Konrad, Joseph S Neimat, Kenneth G Smithson
BACKGROUND: The placement of subthalamic nucleus (STN) deep brain stimulation (DBS) electrodes can be facilitated by intraoperative microelectrode recording (MER) of the STN. OBJECTIVES: Optimal anesthetic management during surgery remains unclear because of a lack of quantitative data of the effect of anesthetics on MER. Therefore, we measured the effects of dexmedetomidine (DEX) on MER measures of the STN commonly taken intraoperatively. METHODS: MER from 45 patients was retrospectively compared between patients treated with remifentanil (REMI) alone or both REMI and DEX, which are the 2 main standards of care at our center...
January 28, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088808/shunt-surgery-in-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-aided-by-electromagnetic-navigation
#7
Elvis J Hermann, Manolis Polemikos, Hans E Heissler, Joachim K Krauss
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is characterized by increased cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure and normal or slit ventricles. Lumboperitoneal shunting had been favored by many investigators for CSF diversion in IIH for decades; however, it has been associated with various side effects. Because of the small ventricular size adequate positioning of a ventricular catheter is challenging. OBJECTIVES: Here, we investigated the usefulness of electromagnetic (EM)-guided ventricular catheter placement for ventriculoperitoneal shunting in IIH...
January 14, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088805/a-retrospective-analysis-of-stereoelectroencephalography-and-subdural-electroencephalography-for-preoperative-evaluation-of-intractable-epilepsy
#8
Meihua Yang, Yuanshi Ma, Wei Li, Xianjun Shi, Zhi Hou, Ning An, Chunqing Zhang, Lihong Liu, Hui Yang, Dong Zhang, Shiyong Liu
BACKGROUND: Different methods for intracranial electrode recording have various advantages and disadvantages, and controversy exists regarding the complications of stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) and subdural EEG. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy and safety of SEEG by comparing it with subdural EEG. METHODS: Data from 100 patients who underwent SEEG (n = 48) and subdural EEG (n = 52) to evaluate the epileptogenic zone were collected from June 2011 to June 2015...
January 14, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088802/interplay-between-cortical-spreading-depolarization-and-seizures
#9
Daniel R Kramer, Tatsuhiro Fujii, Ifije Ohiorhenuan, Charles Y Liu
Cortical spreading depolarization (CSD) is an electrophysiologic phenomenon found mostly in the setting of neurologic injury resulting in the disturbance of ion homeostasis and leading to changes in the local vascular response. The bioelectric etiology of CSD shares similarities to those in epileptic disorders, yet the relationship between seizures and CSD is unclear, with several studies observing cortical depression before, during, and after seizure activity, thus obscuring our understanding of whether CSD activity potentiates or limits seizures and vice versa...
January 14, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088801/natural-history-of-untreated-hemifacial-spasm-a-study-of-104-consecutive-patients-over-5-years
#10
Jeong-A Lee, Kyung-Hee Kim, Kwan Park
BACKGROUND: The natural history without treatment of a large series of hemifacial spasm (HFS) patients has not been well-documented. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to characterize the natural history and clinical outcome in patients with HFS. METHODS: The initial visits of all 2,155 patients and the diagnosis of HFS took place between 2001 and 2010. In 1,775 of the patients, compressing vessels were identified on magnetic resonance imaging...
January 14, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088799/use-of-spinal-cord-diffusion-tensor-imaging-to-quantify-neural-ablation-and-evaluate-outcome-after-percutaneous-cordotomy-for-intractable-cancer-pain
#11
Aditya Vedantam, Ping Hou, T Linda Chi, Patrick M Dougherty, Kenneth R Hess, Ashwin Viswanathan
BACKGROUND: Up to 20% of patients experience only partial pain relief after percutaneous cordotomy for cancer pain. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) can quantify neural ablation and help evaluate early postoperative outcomes after cordotomy. METHODS: Patients undergoing percutaneous CT-guided cordotomy for intractable cancer pain were prospectively studied. Pre- and postoperative assessment was made using the visual analog scale (VAS) on pain and the pain severity scores of the Brief Pain Inventory Short Form...
January 14, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088795/influence-of-intracranial-air-on-electrode-position-and-clinical-outcomes-following-deep-brain-stimulation-for-parkinson-s-disease
#12
J Nicole Bentley, Zhe Guan, Karen S Cummings, Kelvin L Chou, Parag G Patil
BACKGROUND: The introduction of intracranial air during deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery is believed to negatively impact targeting accuracy and clinical outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To quantify the relationship between intracranial air (ICA) volumes, targeting accuracy, and clinical outcomes in patients undergoing subthalamic nucleus (STN) DBS for Parkinson's disease. METHODS: ICA in 73 consecutive STN DBS cases (146 leads) was measured by high-resolution CT and correlated with proximal lead bowing, electrode displacement, targeting accuracy, and clinical outcomes at 6 and 12 months...
January 14, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721311/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-in-recurrent-glioblastoma
#13
Josa M Frischer, Christine Marosi, Adelheid Woehrer, Johannes A Hainfellner, Karin Ute Dieckmann, Helmut Eiter, Wei-Te Wang, Ammar Mallouhi, Adolf Ertl, Engelbert Knosp, Martin Filipits, Klaus Kitz, Brigitte Gatterbauer
BACKGROUND: We evaluated Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) as a treatment option for patients with recurrent glioblastoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 42 patients with histopathologically diagnosed recurrent grade IV tumor were treated with GKRS. All patients had undergone standard multimodal first-line treatment. The average time from diagnosis to GKRS was 17.0 months. The median target volume was 5.1 cm3. The median margin dose was 10 Gy and the median central dose 20 Gy...
October 8, 2016: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665091/a-randomized-trial-on-the-efficacy-of-topical-anesthesia-for-pain-reduction-during-frame-placement-for-gamma-knife-radiosurgery
#14
Sean Michael Duenas, Jonathan Pun, Hesham A Radwan, Meredith Akerman, Michael Schulder
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Frame application for gamma knife radiosurgery (GKR) may be perceived as painful by patients. This study was designed to assess the efficacy of EMLA (2.5% lidocaine/2.5% prilocaine) in pain reduction. METHODS: This was a prospective, randomized, and controlled trial approved by our institutional review board. Fifty-four patients undergoing outpatient GKR were divided into EMLA and placebo groups. Prior to frame placement, EMLA/placebo was applied to the patient's forehead...
September 24, 2016: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632184/mri-conditionality-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-stimulation-devices
#15
Sebastian Rubino, Adedamola Adepoju, Vignessh Kumar, Julia Prusik, Nathaniel Murphy, Stephane Owusu-Sarpong, Julie G Pilitsis
BACKGROUND: Because of the commonality of diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), MRI conditional technology has increased throughout the device industry. It is often difficult to be aware of MRI specifications for each device. OBJECTIVES: We provide a review of the clinical experience with MRI and spinal cord stimulation (SCS) devices and develop a general reference of current device/MRI specifications. METHODS: We reviewed the available literature on the clinical experience with SCS devices and examined its specifications...
September 16, 2016: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27434121/stereotactic-thalamotomy-for-hairdresser-s-dystonia-a-case-series
#16
Shiro Horisawa, Shinichi Goto, Takeshi Nakajima, Taku Ochiai, Takakazu Kawamata, Takaomi Taira
BACKGROUND: Hairdresser's dystonia is a rarely reported form of focal hand dystonia, and the clinical course and treatment remains poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this report was to clarify the impact of thalamotomy on hairdresser's dystonia. METHODS: Four consecutive patients with hairdresser's task-specific dystonia evaluated at Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital between 2008 and 2013 were treated with stereotactic thalamotomy, and were recruited for this case series...
July 20, 2016: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092908/2016-biennial-meeting-of-the-american-society-for-stereotactic-and-functional-neurosurgery-chicago-il-usa-june-18-21-2016-abstracts
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2016: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006786/neuropsychological-outcome-in-subthalamic-nucleus-stimulation-surgeries-with-electrodes-passing-through-the-caudate-nucleus
#18
Cihan Isler, Angela Albi, Frédéric L W V J Schaper, Yasin Temel, Annelien Duits
BACKGROUND: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) in Parkinson disease (PD) is associated with postoperative cognitive decline. One of the proposed underlying mechanisms is the surgical procedure with the lead trajectory penetrating the caudate nucleus. OBJECTIVE: To study whether penetration of the caudate nucleus affects neuropsychological outcome. METHODS: Neuropsychological and imaging data of 30 PD patients who underwent bilateral STN DBS were analysed...
2016: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997922/continuous-intraoperative-monitoring-of-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-surgery
#19
Rémi Tyrand, Shahan Momjian, Claudio Pollo, Christopher Lysakowski, Agustina M Lascano, Serge Vulliémoz, Karl Schaller, Colette Boëx
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The monitoring of interictal epileptiform discharge rates (IEDRs) all along anterior temporal lobe resections (ATLRs) has never been reported. Here the effect of ATLR on continuous IEDR monitoring is described. METHODS: IEDRs computed automatically during entire interventions were recorded in 34 patients (38.2%, 13/34 depth; 61.8%, 21/34 scalp electrodes only). Monitorings were invalidated when burst suppression occurred or if initial IEDRs were <5...
2016: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992870/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-of-brainstem-cavernous-malformations
#20
Rabih Aboukais, Laurent Estrade, Patrick Devos, Serge Blond, Jean-Paul Lejeune, Nicolas Reyns
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Our study aimed to evaluate the efficiency and morbidity of Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKS) in the treatment of hemorrhagic brainstem cavernous malformations (CMs). METHODS: We included in this study all patients who underwent GKS for the treatment of a hemorrhagic brainstem CM(s) in our institution between January 2007 and December 2012. The GKS was privileged when the surgical procedure was evaluated as very risky. The mean dose of radiation was 14...
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