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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061502/brain-abscesses-associated-with-asymptomatic-pulmonary-arteriovenous-fistulas
#1
Taek-Kyun Nam, Yong-Sook Park, Jeong-Taik Kwon
Brain abscess commonly occurs secondary to an adjacent infection (mostly in the middle ear or paranasal sinuses) or due to hematogenous spread from a distant infection or trauma. Pulmonary arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are abnormal direct communications between the pulmonary artery and vein. We present two cases of brain abscess associated with asymptomatic pulmonary AVF. A 65-year-old woman was admitted with a headache and cognitive impairment that aggravated 10 days prior. An magnetic resonance (MR) imaging revealed a brain abscess with severe edema in the right frontal lobe...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061501/malignant-transformation-of-craniopharyngioma-without-radiation-therapy-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Tae Seok Jeong, Gi Taek Yee, Na Rae Kim
Craniopharyngiomas exhibiting histologic malignancy are extremely rare. Herein, we report the case of a 26-year-old male patient who underwent suprasellar mass excision via an interhemispheric transcallosal approach. Histopathological examination indicated that the craniopharyngioma was of the adamantinomatous subtype. The patient received postoperative medical treatment for endocrine dysfunction and diabetes mellitus without radiation treatment. Two years after the operation, he presented with progressive visual disturbance and altered mentality...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061500/collision-tumor-composed-of-meningioma-and-cavernoma
#3
Jens Weigel, Markus Neher, Michael Schrey, Peter H Wünsch, Hans-Herbert Steiner
A true collision tumor is a rare entity composed of two histologically distinct neoplasms coinciding in the same organ. This paper reports a unique case of cerebral collision tumor consisting of two benign components. On the first hand, meningioma which is usually a benign lesion arising from the meningothelial cell in the arachnoidal membrane. On the other, cerebral cavernoma which is a well-circumscribed, benign vascular hamartoma within the brain. To our knowledge, there is no previously documented case of cerebral collision tumor consisting of two benign components...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061499/primary-intracranial-malignant-melanoma-with-extracranial-metastasis
#4
Kengo Hirota, Chika Yoshimura, Osami Kubo, Hidetoshi Kasuya
We report a case of primary intracranial malignant melanoma (PIMM) with extracranial metastases. The patient was an 82-year-old woman diagnosed with PIMM under the left cerebellar tentorium. We performed a tumor resection followed by gamma knife surgery. An magnetic resonance imaging at 11 months after surgery showed a local intracranial recurrence. At 12 months, vertebral metastasis was suspected, and 2-[fluorine-18]-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) showed multiple extracranial metastases...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061498/skull-metastasis-of-gastric-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-successfully-managed-by-surgery
#5
Inkeun Park, Dong Hae Chung, Chan Jong Yoo, Dong Bok Shin
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rare, but are the most common mesenchymal neoplasm of the gastrointestinal tract. The most common sites of metastasis are liver and peritoneum, while bone metastasis is rare. We report on a patient with skull metastasis after seven years of treatment with imatinib for metastatic GIST. She underwent metastasectomy consisting of craniectomy with excision of the mass, and cranioplasty and continued treatment with imatinib and sunitinib, without evidence of cranial recurrence...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061497/cerebellar-hemorrhage-due-to-a-direct-carotid-cavernous-fistula-after-surgery-for-maxillary-cancer
#6
Yoshinobu Kamio, Hisaya Hiramatsu, Mika Kamiya, Shuhei Yamashita, Hiroki Namba
Infratentorial cerebral hemorrhage due to a direct carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF) is very rare. To our knowledge, only four such cases have been reported. Cerebellar hemorrhage due to a direct CCF has not been reported. We describe a 63-year-old female who presented with reduced consciousness 3 days after undergoing a maxillectomy for maxillary cancer. Computed tomography showed a cerebellar hemorrhage. Magnetic resonance angiography showed a left-sided direct CCF draining into the left petrosal and cerebellar veins through the left superior petrosal sinus (SPS)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061496/adult-patients-with-congenital-muscular-torticollis-treated-with-bipolar-release-report-of-31-cases
#7
Gun Sang Lee, Myung Ki Lee, Woo Jae Kim, Ho Sang Kim, Jeong Ho Kim, Yun-Suk Kim
OBJECTIVE: We assessed the surgical results of bipolar release in 31 adult patients with uncorrected congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) and more than 12 months of follow-up. METHODS: Thirty-one patients underwent a bipolar release of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) and were retrospectively analyzed. The mean follow-up period was 14.9 months (range, 12-30). The mean age at time of surgery was 30.3 years (range, 20-54). Patients were evaluated with a modified Lee's scoring system, cervicomandibular angle (CMA) measurement, and a global satisfaction rating scale using patient self-reporting...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061495/effectiveness-and-safety-of-tranexamic-acid-in-spinal-deformity-surgery
#8
Ho Yong Choi, Seung-Jae Hyun, Ki-Jeong Kim, Tae-Ahn Jahng, Hyun-Jib Kim
OBJECTIVE: Spinal deformity surgery has the potential risk of massive blood loss. To reduce surgical bleeding, the use of tranexamic acid (TXA) became popular in spinal surgery, recently. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of intra-operative TXA use to reduce surgical bleeding and transfusion requirements in spinal deformity surgery. METHODS: A total of 132 consecutive patients undergoing multi-level posterior spinal segmental instrumented fusion (≥5 levels) were analyzed retrospectively...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061494/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-lumbar-spondylosis-and-its-association-with-low-back-pain-among-rural-korean-residents
#9
Sung Yeon Lee, Nam H Cho, Young Ok Jung, Young Il Seo, Hyun Ah Kim
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of and the relevant risk factors for lumbar spondylosis (LS) among middle-aged and elderly rural Korean residents and to explore the association between radiographic LS and lower back pain (LBP) in relation to age and gender. METHODS: This community-based, cross-sectional study evaluated 1512 subjects with available radiograph. The prevalence of LBP was obtained using a questionnaire and disability resulting from LBP was measured using a validated Korean version of the Oswestry disability index (ODI)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061493/effects-of-percutaneous-sacroplasty-on-pain-and-mobility-in-sacral-insufficiency-fracture
#10
Kyung-Chul Choi, Seung-Ho Shin, Dong Chan Lee, Hyeong-Ki Shim, Choon-Keun Park
OBJECTIVE: Sacral insufficiency fracture (SIF) contributes to severe low back pain. Prolonged immobilization resulting from SIF can cause significant complications in the elderly. Sacroplasty, a treatment similar to vertebroplasty, has recently been introduced for providing pain relief in SIF. The purpose of this study is to investigate the clinical short-term effects of percutaneous sacroplasty on pain and mobility in SIF. METHODS: This study is conducted prospectively with data collection...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061492/the-korean-spinal-neurosurgery-society-are-we-reimbursed-properly-for-spinal-neurosurgical-practices-under-the-korean-resource-based-relative-value-scale-service
#11
Woo-Keun Kwon, Joo Han Kim, Hong Joo Moon, Youn-Kwan Park
OBJECTIVES: The Korean Resource Based Relative Value Scale (K-RBRVS) was introduced in 2001 as an alternative of the previous medical fee schedule. Unfortunately, most neurosurgeons are unfamiliar with the details of the K-RBRVS and how it affects the reimbursement rates for the surgical procedures we perform. We summarize the K-RBRVS in brief, and discuss on how the relative value (RV) of the spinal neurosurgical procedures have changed since the introduction in 2001. METHODS: We analyzed the change of spinal procedure RVs since 2001, and compared it with the change of values in the brain neurosurgical procedures...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061491/role-of-expression-of-inflammatory-mediators-in-primary-and-recurrent-lumbar-disc-herniation
#12
Yasar Dagistan, Selma Cukur, Emine Dagistan, Ali Riza Gezici
OBJECTIVE: To assess role of some inflammatory mediators in patients with primary and recurrent lumbar disc herniation. Expression of IL-6, transforming growth factor (TGF)-1, insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1, and Bcl-2-associated X protein (BAX) have been shown to be more intense in the primary group than the recurrent goup, but this mediators may be important aspects prognostic. METHODS: 19 patients underwent primary and revision operations between June 1, 2009 and June 1, 2014, and they were included in this study...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061490/comparative-analysis-between-total-disc-replacement-and-posterior-foraminotomy-for-posterolateral-soft-disc-herniation-with-unilateral-radiculopathy-clinical-and-biomechanical-results-of-a-minimum-5-years-follow-up
#13
Kyoung-Tae Kim, Dae-Chul Cho, Joo-Kyung Sung, Young-Baeg Kim, Du Hwan Kim
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical outcomes and biomechanical effects of total disc replacement (TDR) and posterior cervical foraminotomy (PCF) and to propose relative inclusion criteria. METHODS: Thirty-five patients who underwent surgery between 2006 and 2008 were included. All patients had single-level disease and only radiculopathy. The overall sagittal balance and angle and height of a functional segmental unit (FSU; upper and lower vertebral body of the operative lesion) were assessed by preoperative and follow-up radiographs...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061489/the-influence-of-biomarker-mutations-and-systemic-treatment-on-cerebral-metastases-from-nsclc-treated-with-radiosurgery
#14
Min Ho Lee, Doo-Sik Kong, Ho Jun Seol, Do-Hyun Nam, Jung-Il Lee
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to analyze outcomes and identify prognostic factors in patients with cerebral metastases from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS) particularly, focusing on associations of biomarkers and systemic treatments. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 134 patients who underwent GKS for brain metastases due to NSCLC between January 2002 and December 2012. Representative biomarkers including epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation, K-ras mutation, and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) mutation status were investigated...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061488/the-use-of-mr-perfusion-imaging-in-the-evaluation-of-tumor-progression-in-gliomas
#15
Brian Snelling, Ashish H Shah, Simon Buttrick, Ronald Benveniste
OBJECTIVE: Diagnosing tumor progression and pseudoprogression remains challenging for many clinicians. Accurate recognition of these findings remains paramount given necessity of prompt treatment. However, no consensus has been reached on the optimal technique to discriminate tumor progression. We sought to investigate the role of magnetic resonance perfusion (MRP) to evaluate tumor progression in glioma patients. METHODS: An institutional retrospective review of glioma patients undergoing MRP with concurrent clinical follow up visit was performed...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061487/thermal-induced-osteonecrosis-of-adjacent-vertebra-after-intradiscal-electrothermal-therapy
#16
Soonjoon Kim, Sun-Ho Lee, Eun-Sang Kim, Whan Eoh
A 42-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with complaints of low back pain and intermittent right thigh pain. Twelve weeks before admission, the patient received intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) at a local hospital. The patient still reported low back pain after the procedure that was managed with narcotic analgesics. Follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed, and his referring physician thought the likely diagnosis was spondylodiscitis at the L4-5 spinal segment with a small epidural abscess...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061486/superficial-temporal-artery-sparing-mini-pterional-approach-for-cerebral-aneurysm-surgery
#17
Jun-Young Ahn, Sung-Tae Kim, Ki-Chang Yi, Won-Hee Lee, Sung Hwa Paeng, Young-Gyun Jeong
OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were to introduce a superficial temporal artery (STA)-sparing mini-pterional approach for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms and review the surgical results of this approach. METHODS: Between June 2010 and December 2015, we performed the STA-sparing mini-pterional approach for 117 patients with 141 unruptured intracranial aneurysms. We analyzed demographic, radiologic, and clinical variables including age, sex, craniotomy size, aneurysm location, height of STA bifurcation, and postoperative complications...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061485/comparison-of-the-effects-of-sufentanil-and-fentanyl-intravenous-patient-controlled-analgesia-after-lumbar-fusion
#18
Do Keun Kim, Seung Hwan Yoon, Ji Yong Kim, Chang Hyun Oh, Jong Kwon Jung, Jin Kim
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative pain is one of the major complaints of patients after lumbar fusion surgery. The authors evaluated the effects of intravenous patient controlled analgesia (IV-PCA) using fentanyl or sufentanil on postoperative pain management and pain-related complications. METHODS: Forty-two patients that had undergone surgery with lumbar instrumentation and fusion at single or double levels constituted the study cohort. Patients were equally and randomly allocated to a sufentanil group (group S) or a fentanyl group (group F) for patient controlled analgesia (PCA)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061484/cerebrospinal-fluid-lumbar-tapping-utilization-for-suspected-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-under-drainage-malfunctions
#19
Jong-Beom Lee, Ho-Young Ahn, Hong-Jae Lee, Ji-Ho Yang, Jin-Seok Yi, Il-Woo Lee
OBJECTIVE: The diagnosis of shunt malfunction can be challenging since neuroimaging results are not always correlated with clinical outcomes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a simple, minimally invasive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) lumbar tapping test that predicts shunt under-drainage in hydrocephalus patients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical and radiological features of 48 patients who underwent routine CSF lumbar tapping after ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) operation using a programmable shunting device...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847583/multiple-spinal-revision-surgery-in-a-patient-with-parkinson-s-disease
#20
Hridayesh Pratap Malla, Min Ki Kim, Tae Sung Kim, Dae Jean Jo
Parkinson's disease (PD) patients frequently have several spinal deformities leading to postural instabilities including camptocormia, myopathy-induced postural deformity, Pisa syndrome, and progressive degeneration, all of which adversely affect daily life activities. To improve these postural deformities and relieve the related neurologic symptoms, patients often undergo spinal instrumentation surgery. Due to progressive degenerative changes related to PD itself and other complicating factors, patients and surgeons are faced with instrument failure-related complications, which can ultimately result in multiple revision surgeries yielding various postoperative complications and morbidities...
November 2016: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
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