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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338447/vein-of-galen-malformation-treated-with-the-micro-vascular-plug-system-case-report
#1
Woojin Joo, Philippe Mercier, Shiva Kheradmand, Peyman Shirani, Ahmed Sarhan, Samer K Elbabaa, Randall C Edgell
This case report describes the use of the Micro Vascular Plug (MVP) system in a mural-type vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation, resulting in successful occlusion of the cerebrovascular fistula. This result was confirmed with immediate cessation in blood flow and 6-month follow-up angiography. The unique characteristics of the MVP provide potential advantages over current embolic techniques for occlusion of high-flow, fistulous, intracranial vessels such as those seen in the vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation, and may represent a valuable addition to the currently available options...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338446/the-use-of-hippocampal-volumetric-measurements-to-improve-diagnostic-accuracy-in-pediatric-patients-with-mesial-temporal-sclerosis
#2
Gloria J Guzmán Pérez-Carrillo, Christopher Owen, Katherine E Schwetye, Spencer McFarlane, Ananth K Vellimana, Soe Mar, Michelle M Miller-Thomas, Joshua S Shimony, Matthew D Smyth, Tammie L S Benzinger
OBJECTIVE Many patients with medically intractable epilepsy have mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS), which significantly affects their quality of life. The surgical excision of MTS lesions can result in marked improvement or even complete resolution of the epileptic episodes. Reliable radiological diagnosis of MTS is a clinical challenge. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of volumetric mapping of the hippocampi for the identification of MTS in a case-controlled series of pediatric patients who underwent resection for medically refractory epilepsy, using pathology as a gold standard...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338445/socioeconomic-status-and-outcomes-after-sport-related-concussion-a-preliminary-investigation
#3
Scott L Zuckerman, Brian Holt Zalneraitis, Douglas J Totten, Kolin E Rubel, Andrew W Kuhn, Aaron M Yengo-Kahn, Christopher M Bonfield, Allen K Sills, Gary S Solomon
OBJECTIVE A significant proportion of patients experience long-term symptoms after sport-related concussion (SRC), and several factors have been associated with this protracted recovery. Limited data exist on the role of socioeconomic status (SES) on SRC outcomes. The objective in this study was to conduct a preliminary investigation to determine the effect of SES on outcomes after SRC in student-athletes treated at a regional sports concussion center. METHODS A retrospective cohort study of 282 middle school, high school, and collegiate student-athletes was conducted...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338427/long-term-endocrine-outcome-of-suprasellar-arachnoid-cysts
#4
Ji Yeoun Lee, Young Ah Lee, Hae Woon Jung, Sangjoon Chong, Ji Hoon Phi, Seung-Ki Kim, Choong-Ho Shin, Kyu-Chang Wang
OBJECTIVE Due to their distinct location, suprasellar arachnoid cysts are known to cause a wide variety of problems, such as hydrocephalus, endocrine symptoms, and visual abnormalities. The long-term outcome of these cysts has not been elucidated. To find out the long-term outcome of suprasellar arachnoid cysts, a retrospective review of the patients was performed. The neurological and endocrine symptoms were thoroughly reviewed. METHODS Forty-five patients with suprasellar arachnoid cysts, with an average follow-up duration of 9...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304232/a-systematic-evaluation-of-intraoperative-white-matter-tract-shift-in-pediatric-epilepsy-surgery-using-high-field-mri-and-probabilistic-high-angular-resolution-diffusion-imaging-tractography
#5
Joseph Yuan-Mou Yang, Richard Beare, Marc L Seal, A Simon Harvey, Vicki A Anderson, Wirginia J Maixner
OBJECTIVE Characterization of intraoperative white matter tract (WMT) shift has the potential to compensate for neuronavigation inaccuracies using preoperative brain imaging. This study aimed to quantify and characterize intraoperative WMT shift from the global hemispheric to the regional tract-based scale and to investigate the impact of intraoperative factors (IOFs). METHODS High angular resolution diffusion imaging (HARDI) diffusion-weighted data were acquired over 5 consecutive perioperative time points (MR1 to MR5) in 16 epilepsy patients (8 male; mean age 9...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304223/metastatic-clival-chordoma-a-case-report-of-multiple-extraneural-metastases-following-resection-and-proton-beam-radiotherapy-in-a-5-year-old-boy
#6
Martin J Rutkowski, Harjus S Birk, Matthew D Wood, Arie Perry, Theodore Nicolaides, Christopher P Ames, Nalin Gupta
The authors report the case of a 5-year-old boy in whom extraneural metastases developed 5 years after he underwent an occipitocervical fusion and transoral approach to treat a clival chordoma without local recurrence. Following primary resection, the patient's postoperative course was complicated by recurrent meningitis secondary to CSF leak, which responded to antibiotics, and communicating hydrocephalus, for which a ventriculoperitoneal shunt was placed. The patient then underwent postoperative proton beam radiotherapy...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304222/letter-to-the-editor-subdural-collections-and-abusive-head-trauma
#7
Catherine Adamsbaum
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March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304218/comparative-effectiveness-of-flexible-versus-rigid-neuroendoscopy-for-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-and-choroid-plexus-cauterization-a-propensity-score-matched-cohort-and-survival-analysis
#8
Shelly Wang, Scellig Stone, Alexander G Weil, Aria Fallah, Benjamin C Warf, John Ragheb, Sanjiv Bhatia, Abhaya V Kulkarni
OBJECTIVE Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV)/choroid plexus cauterization (CPC) has become an increasingly common technique for the treatment of infant hydrocephalus. Both flexible and rigid neuroendoscopy can be used, with little empirical evidence directly comparing the two. Therefore, the authors used a propensity score-matched cohort and survival analysis to assess the comparative efficacy of flexible and rigid neuroendoscopy. METHODS Individual data were collected through retrospective review of infants younger than 2 years of age, treated at 1 of 2 hospitals: 1) Boston Children's Hospital, exclusively utilizing flexible neuroendoscopy, and 2) Nicklaus Children's Hospital-Jackson Memorial Hospital, exclusively utilizing rigid neuroendoscopy...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291429/pathophysiological-consideration-of-medullary-streaks-on-flair-imaging-in-pediatric-moyamoya-disease
#9
Hime Suzuki, Takeshi Mikami, Tomoyoshi Kuribara, Kazuhisa Yoshifuji, Katsuya Komatsu, Yukinori Akiyama, Hirofumi Ohnishi, Kiyohiro Houkin, Nobuhiro Mikuni
OBJECTIVE Medullary streaks detected on fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) imaging have been considered to be reflected ischemic regions in pediatric moyamoya disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate these medullary streaks both clinically and radiologically and to discuss associated pathophysiological concerns. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed data from 14 consecutive pediatric patients with moyamoya disease treated between April 2009 and June 2016. Clinical and radiological features and postoperative imaging changes were analyzed...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291428/the-durability-of-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-and-ventriculoperitoneal-shunts-in-children-with-hydrocephalus-following-posterior-fossa-tumor-resection-a-systematic-review-and-time-to-failure-analysis
#10
Michael C Dewan, Jaims Lim, Chevis N Shannon, John C Wellons
OBJECTIVE Up to one-third of patients with a posterior fossa brain tumor (PFBT) will experience persistent hydrocephalus mandating permanent CSF diversion. The optimal hydrocephalus treatment modality is unknown; the authors sought to compare the durability between endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) and ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) therapy in the pediatric population. METHODS The authors conducted a systematic review of articles indexed in PubMed between 1986 and 2016 describing ETV and/or VPS treatment success/failure and time-to-failure rate in patients < 19 years of age with hydrocephalus related to a PFBT...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291427/incidence-clinical-features-and-treatment-of-familial-moyamoya-in-pediatric-patients-a-single-institution-series
#11
Jonathan Gaillard, Jennifer Klein, Daniel Duran, Armide Storey, R Michael Scott, Kristopher Kahle, Edward R Smith
OBJECTIVE Limited data exist on familial moyamoya in children. The purpose of this study was to characterize presentation and outcomes of pediatric moyamoya patients who have relatives diagnosed with moyamoya. METHODS The authors performed a single-institution retrospective analysis of a case series including all surgically treated children with moyamoya with first- or second-degree relatives with moyamoya. Clinical and radiographic characteristics were analyzed, along with surgical outcomes. RESULTS A total of 537 patients underwent surgery for moyamoya during the study period...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291373/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumors-case-report
#12
Meena Thatikunta, Ian Mutchnick, Jennifer Elster, Matthew P Thompson, Michael A Huang, Aaron C Spalding, Thomas Moriarty
Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors (ATRTs) are a rare pediatric brain tumor with high mortality rate. Several large series have reported achieving gross-total resection (GTR) in less than 50% of patients due to the lesions' large size, vascularity, and limited blood volume in young patients. While neoadjuvant chemotherapy for choroid plexus carcinomas in pediatric patients has become widely accepted, it has not been used as widely for other pediatric brain tumors. To the best of the authors' knowledge, there are only 3 published cases of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for ATRTs...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291426/case-report-of-a-6-year-old-girl-with-mycoplasma-hominis-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-infection
#13
Masanori Sato, Noriko Kubota, Yoshihiko Katsuyama, Yota Suzuki, Yosuke Miyairi, Kisei Minami, Masashi Kasai
Mycoplasma hominis is a rare causative pathogen for surgical site infections after neurosurgical procedures. This organism lacks a cell wall, rendering it undetectable by Gram staining and making it resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics. In addition, some special techniques are required to identify this organism. Thus, it is very difficult to diagnose infections caused by this pathogen. Here, the authors report a pediatric case of M. hominis ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) infection with central nervous system involvement for which beta-lactam antibiotics were not effective and Gram staining revealed no pathogens...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291425/long-term-outcomes-of-epilepsy-surgery-in-85-pediatric-patients-followed-up-for-over-10-years-a-retrospective-survey
#14
Hiroshi Hosoyama, Kazumi Matsuda, Tadahiro Mihara, Naotaka Usui, Koichi Baba, Yushi Inoue, Takayasu Tottori, Toshiaki Otsubo, Yumi Kashida, Koji Iida, Hirofumi Hirano, Ryosuke Hanaya, Kazunori Arita
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the treatment outcomes and social engagement of patients who had undergone pediatric epilepsy surgery more than 10 years earlier. METHODS Between 1983 and 2005, 110 patients younger than 16 years underwent epilepsy surgery at the National Epilepsy Center, Shizuoka Institute of Epilepsy and Neurological Disorders. The authors sent a questionnaire to 103 patients who had undergone follow-up for more than 10 years after surgery; 85 patients (82.5%) responded. The survey contained 4 categories: seizure outcome, use of antiepileptic drugs, social participation, and general satisfaction with the surgical treatment (resection of the epileptic focus, including 4 hemispherectomies)...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291424/giant-melanotic-neuroectodermal-tumor-of-infancy-melanotic-progonoma-of-the-head-and-neck-report-of-a-malignant-case
#15
Giancarlo Nicosia, Pietro Spennato, Ferdinando Aliberti, Daniele Cascone, Lucia Quaglietta, Maria Elena Errico, Mario Muto, Franco Ionna, Giuseppe Cinalli
Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy is a rare congenital pigmented neoplasm of neural crest origin, locally aggressive, growing rapidly and developing during the 1st year of life. It most commonly arises from the maxilla, cranial vault, and mandible. Occasionally, it exhibits malignant behavior with local lymph nodes involvement. Cases misdiagnosed and left untreated for a long time can present challenges due to the tumor mass and infiltration. In these cases, adjuvant chemotherapy can be extremely helpful before radical excision...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291423/preclinical-evaluation-of-convection-enhanced-delivery-of-liposomal-doxorubicin-to-treat-pediatric-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma-and-thalamic-high-grade-glioma
#16
A Charlotte P Sewing, Tonny Lagerweij, Dannis G van Vuurden, Michaël H Meel, Susanna J E Veringa, Angel M Carcaboso, Pieter J Gaillard, W Peter Vandertop, Pieter Wesseling, David Noske, Gertjan J L Kaspers, Esther Hulleman
OBJECTIVE Pediatric high-grade gliomas (pHGGs) including diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPGs) are primary brain tumors with high mortality and morbidity. Because of their poor brain penetrance, systemic chemotherapy regimens have failed to deliver satisfactory results; however, convection-enhanced delivery (CED) may be an alternative mode of drug delivery. Anthracyclines are potent chemotherapeutics that have been successfully delivered via CED in preclinical supratentorial glioma models. This study aims to assess the potency of anthracyclines against DIPG and pHGG cell lines in vitro and to evaluate the efficacy of CED with anthracyclines in orthotopic pontine and thalamic tumor models...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291422/comparison-of-posterior-fossa-volumes-and-clinical-outcomes-after-decompression-of-chiari-malformation-type-i
#17
Siri Sahib S Khalsa, Alan Siu, Tiffani A DeFreitas, Justin M Cappuzzo, John S Myseros, Suresh N Magge, Chima O Oluigbo, Robert F Keating
OBJECTIVE Previous studies have indicated an association of Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) and a small posterior fossa. Most of these studies have been limited by 2D quantitative methods, and more recent studies utilizing 3D methodologies are time-intensive with manual segmentation. The authors sought to develop a more automated tool to calculate the 3D posterior fossa volume, and correlate its changes after decompression with surgical outcomes. METHODS A semiautomated segmentation program was developed, and used to compare the pre- and postoperative volumes of the posterior cranial fossa (PCF) and the CSF spaces (cisterna magna, prepontine cistern, and fourth ventricle) in a cohort of pediatric patients with CM-I...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291421/modification-of-surgical-procedure-for-probable-limited-dorsal-myeloschisis
#18
Ji Yeoun Lee, Sangjoon Chong, Young Hun Choi, Ji Hoon Phi, Jung-Eun Cheon, Seung-Ki Kim, Sung Hye Park, In-One Kim, Kyu-Chang Wang
OBJECTIVE Since the entity limited dorsal myeloschisis (LDM) was proposed, numerous confusing clinical cases have been renamed according to the embryopathogenesis. However, clinical application of this label appears to require some clarification with regard to pathology. There have been cases in which all criteria for the diagnosis of LDM were met except for the presence of a neural component in the stalk, an entity the authors call "probable" LDM. The present study was performed to meticulously review these cases and suggest that a modified surgical strategy using limited laminectomy is sufficient to achieve the surgical goal of untethering...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291420/de-novo-formation-of-a-large-cavernoma-associated-with-a-congenital-torcular-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-case-report
#19
Waleed Brinjikji, Kelly D Flemming, Giuseppe Lanzino
The authors report a case of a developmentally normal child with a congenital complex torcular dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) who later, in his teenage years, developed several vermian cavernomas within a large cerebellar developmental venous anomaly (DVA). The patient had initially presented with an abnormally large head circumference but no neurological deficits. He underwent several partial embolization procedures in an attempt to decrease the blood supply of the fistula over the course of 8 years. Nine years following initial presentation, he presented with a fourth ventricular hemorrhage, due to development of a new vermian cavernoma adjacent to a previously known vermian DVA and suffered subsequent mild left-sided hemiataxia from which he later recovered...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291419/risk-of-failure-in-pediatric-ventriculoperitoneal-shunts-placed-after-abdominal-surgery
#20
Joshua D Burks, Andrew K Conner, Robert G Briggs, Chad A Glenn, Phillip A Bonney, Ahmed A Cheema, Sixia Chen, Naina L Gross, Timothy B Mapstone
OBJECTIVE Experience has led us to suspect an association between shunt malfunction and recent abdominal surgery, yet information about this potential relationship has not been explored in the literature. The authors compared shunt survival in patients who underwent abdominal surgery to shunt survival in our general pediatric shunt population to determine whether such a relationship exists. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective review of all cases in which pediatric patients underwent ventriculoperitoneal shunt operations at their institution during a 7-year period...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
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