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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490168/primary-glioblastoma-of-the-cerebellopontine-angle-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#1
Ji-Hye Lee, Jong Hyun Kim, Taek-Hyun Kwon
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is located most frequently in the cerebral hemispheres. Glioblastoma presenting as an extraaxial mass of cerebellopontine angle (CPA) is very rare in adults. We report a rare case of GBM arising in the CPA. The patient was a 71-year-old female, who complained of progressive gait disturbance and poor memory. Initial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a 1.4×1.3 cm mass in the left CPA, with broad base to the petrous bone, showing homogenous enhancement. Follow-up MRI showed a rapid increase in size of mass (2...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490167/endoscopic-treatment-of-an-adult-with-tegmental-astrocytoma-accompanied-by-cerebrospinal-fluid-dissemination
#2
Runchun Lu, Chuzhong Li, Xinsheng Wang, Yazhuo Zhang
Midbrain gliomas are relatively rare neoplasms with a generally benign prognosis, with dissemination or metastasis not previously reported. We describe here a woman, in whom magnetic resonance imaging scans showed hydrocephalus and a tegmental lesion in the upper aqueduct. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy and biopsy were performed; during surgery, a second small lesion was observed in the infundibular recess. Histologically, the two lesions had the characteristics of low grade astrocytoma, suggesting that the midbrain astrocytoma may have been disseminated via the cerebral spinal fluid to the infundibular recess...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490166/giant-ganglioneuroma-of-thoracic-spine-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#3
Yong Huang, Lidi Liu, Qiao Li, Shaokun Zhang
Ganglioneuroma (GN) is a rare benign tumor of neural crest origin usually found in the abdomen, but may occasionally present at uncommon sites including the cervical, lumbar, or sacral spine. However, GNs of thoracic spine are extremely rare. In this report, we describe a 12-year-old girl with giant GN in the thoracic spine, who underwent successful resection (T1-4 level) of the tumor. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis. GN should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any paraspinal mass...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490165/remote-cerebellar-hemorrhage-presenting-with-cerebellar-mutism-after-spinal-surgery-an-unusual-case-report
#4
Halil Murat Sen, Mustafa Guven, Adem Bozkurt Aras, Murat Cosar
Dural injury during spinal surgery can subsequently give rise to a remote cerebellar hemorrhage (RCH). Although the incidence of such injury is low, the resulting hemorrhage can be life threatening. The mechanism underlying the formation of the hemorrhage is not known, but it is mostly thought to develop after venous infarction. Cerebellar mutism (CM) is a frequent complication of posterior fossa operations in children, but it is rarely seen in adults. The development of CM after an RCH has not been described...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490164/contralateral-superior-cerebellar-artery-syndrome-a-consequence-of-brain-herniation
#5
Meysam Mohseni, Zohreh Habibi, Farideh Nejat
Vascular compromise is a well-known consequence of brain herniation syndromes. Transtentorial brain herniation most often involves posterior cerebral arteries. However, isolated involvement of contralateral superior cerebellar artery (SCA) during unilateral impending brain herniation is reported only once and we present another case of this exceedingly rare entity. A 24-year-old man was referred to us with impending herniation due to a multiloculated hydrocephalus, and during the course of illness, he developed an isolated SCA ischemia in the opposite side of the most dilated entrapped horn...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490163/effects-of-quercetin-and-mannitol-on-erythropoietin-levels-in-rats-following-acute-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
#6
Orhan Kalemci, Hasan Emre Aydin, Ceren Kizmazoglu, Ismail Kaya, Hulya Yılmaz, Nuri M Arda
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study to investigate the normal values of erythropoietin (EPO) and neuroprotective effects of quercetin and mannitol on EPO and hematocrit levels after acute severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) in rat model. METHODS: A weight-drop impact acceleration model of TBI was used on 40 male Wistar rats. The animals were divided into sham (group I), TBI (group II), TBI+quercetin (50 mg/kg intravenously) (group III), and TBI+mannitol (1 mg/kg intravenously) (group IV) groups...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490162/difference-in-spinal-fusion-process-in-osteopenic-and-nonosteopenic-living-rat-models-using-serial-microcomputed-tomography
#7
Sung Bae Park, Hee-Jin Yang, Chi Heon Kim, Chun Kee Chung
OBJECTIVE: To identify and investigate differences in spinal fusion between the normal and osteopenic spine in a rat model. METHODS: Female Sprague Dawley rats underwent either an ovariectomy (OVX) or sham operation and were randomized into two groups: non-OVX group and OVX group. Eight weeks after OVX, unilateral lumbar spinal fusion was performed using autologous iliac bone. Bone density (BD) was measured 2 days and 8 weeks after fusion surgery. Microcomputed tomography was used to evaluate the process of bone fusion every two weeks for 8 weeks after fusion surgery...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490161/endovascular-stroke-therapy-focused-on-stent-retriever-thrombectomy-and-direct-clot-aspiration-historical-review-and-modern-application
#8
REVIEW
Dong-Hun Kang, Jaechan Park
Intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator had been the only approved treatment for acute ischemic stroke since its approval in 1995. However, the restrictive time window, numerous contraindications, and its low recanalization rate were all limitations of this modality. Under those circumstances, endovascular stroke therapy went through a great evolution during the past two decades of intravenous thrombolysis. The results of the 2013 randomized trials for endovascular stroke therapy were neutral, although they were limited by insufficient imaging screening at enrollment, early-generation devices with less efficacy, and treatment delays...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490160/transcortical-endoscopic-surgery-for-intraventricular-lesions
#9
REVIEW
Myung-Hyun Kim
To review recent advances in endoscopic techniques for treating intraventricular lesions via transcortical passage. Articles in PubMed published since 2000 were searched using the keywords 'endoscopy,' 'endoscopic,' and 'neuroendoscopic.' Of these articles, those describing intraventricular lesions were reviewed. Suprasellar arachnoid cysts (SACs) can be treated with ventriculo-cystostomy (VC) or ventriculo-cysto-cisternostomy (VCC). VCC showed better results compared to VC. Procedure type, fenestration size, stent placement, and aqueductal patency may affect SAC prognosis...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490159/neuroendoscopy-current-and-future-perspectives
#10
REVIEW
Kyu Won Shim, Eun Kyung Park, Dong-Seok Kim, Joong-Uhn Choi
Neuroendoscopic surgery is performed because it causes minimal damage to normal structures, carries a lower rate of complications, and achieves excellent outcomes. Surgeons using an endoscope and related instruments can perform complex operations through very small incisions, which is especially useful for minimally invasive procedures for the brain and spine. Neuroendoscopic surgery is now performed in cases of obstructive hydrocephalus, various intraventricular lesions, hypothalamic hamartomas, craniosynostosis, skull base tumors, and spinal lesions...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490158/endoscopic-endonasal-approach-for-suprasellar-lesions-in-children-complications-and-prevention
#11
REVIEW
Yong Hwy Kim, Kyu-Chang Wang, Ji Hoon Phi, Seung-Ki Kim
The endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) has been popularized in adults and has been applied to an expanding range of surgical modules and indications in this population. However, its clinical application in pediatric neurosurgery has been impeded by the differences in anatomical features and the relatively low incidence of diseases to which it is applicable. In this review article, we mainly discuss the surgical indications, feasibility, and complications of EEA for suprasellar lesions in children based on a review of the literature, focusing especially on the age-related anatomical features of the nasal cavity, various pathologic entities, and the impact of EEA on long-term craniofacial growth...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490157/endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-success-and-failure
#12
REVIEW
Chandrashekhar E Deopujari, Vikram S Karmarkar, Salman T Shaikh
Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) has now become an accepted mode of hydrocephalus treatment in children. Varying degrees of success for the procedure have been reported depending on the type and etiology of hydrocephalus, age of the patient and certain technical parameters. Review of these factors for predictability of success, complications and validation of success score is presented.
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490156/multiloculated-hydrocephalus-open-craniotomy-or-endoscopy
#13
REVIEW
Yun Ho Lee, Young Sub Kwon, Kook Hee Yang
Multiloculated hydrocephalus (MLH) is a condition in which patients have multiple, separate abnormal cerebrospinal fluid collections with no communication between them. Despite technical advancements in pediatric neurosurgery, neurological outcomes are poor in these patients and the approach to this pathology remains problematic especially given individual anatomic complexity and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) hydrodynamics. A uniform surgical strategy has not yet been developed. Current treatment options for MLH are microsurgical fenestration of separate compartments by open craniotomy or endoscopy, shunt surgery in which multiple catheters are placed in the compartments, and combinations of these modalities...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490155/endoscopic-treatment-of-hypothalamic-hamartomas
#14
REVIEW
Kyu Won Shim, Eun Kyung Park, Dong-Seok Kim
Hypothalamic hamartoma (HH) is a benign indolent lesion despite the presentation of refractory epilepsy. Behavioral disturbances and endocrine problems are additional critical symptoms that arise along with HHs. Due to its nature of generating epileptiform discharge and spreading to cortical region, various management strategies have been proposed and combined. Surgical approaches with open craniotomy or endoscopy, stereotactic approaches with radiosurgery and gamma knife surgery or radiofrequency thermos-coagulation, and laser ablation have been introduced...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490154/from-exoscope-into-the-next-generation
#15
REVIEW
Kenichi Nishiyama
An exoscope, high-definition video telescope operating monitor system to perform microsurgery has recently been proposed an alternative to the operating microscope. It enables surgeons to complete the operation assistance by visualizing magnified images on a display. The strong points of exoscope are the wide field of view and deep focus. It minimized the need for repositioning and refocusing during the procedure. On the other hand, limitation of magnifying object was an emphasizing weak point. The procedures are performed under 2D motion images with a visual perception through dynamic cue and stereoscopically viewing corresponding to the motion parallax...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490153/prevention-of-complications-in-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy
#16
REVIEW
Tae-Young Jung, Sangjoon Chong, In-Young Kim, Ji Yeoun Lee, Ji Hoon Phi, Seung-Ki Kim, Jae-Hyoo Kim, Kyu-Chang Wang
A variety of complications in endoscopic third ventriculostomy have been reported, including neurovascular injury, hemodynamic alterations, endocrinologic abnormalities, electrolyte imbalances, cerebrospinal fluid leakage, fever and infection. Even though most complications are transient, the overall rate of permanent morbidity is 2.38% and the overall mortality rate is 0.28%. To avoid these serious complications, we should keep in mind potential complications and how to prevent them. Proper decisions with regard to surgical indication, choice of endoscopic entry and trajectory, careful endoscopic procedures with anatomic orientation, bleeding control and tight closure are emphasized for the prevention of complications...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490152/keyhole-approach-and-neuroendoscopy-for-cerebral-aneurysms
#17
REVIEW
Won-Sang Cho, Jeong Eun Kim, Hyun-Seung Kang, Young-Je Son, Jae Seung Bang, Chang Wan Oh
Treating diseases in the field of neurosurgery has progressed concomitantly with technical advances. Here, as a surgical armamentarium for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms, the history and present status of the keyhole approach and the use of neuroendoscopy are reviewed, including our clinical data. The major significance of keyhole approach is to expose an essential space toward a target, and to minimize brain exposure and retraction. Among several kinds of keyhole approaches, representative keyhole approaches for anterior circulation aneurysms include superciliary and lateral supraorbital, frontolateral, mini-pterional and mini-interhemispheric approaches...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490151/preface-invited-issue-editor-professor-joong-uhn-choi-and-the-era-of-neuroendoscopy
#18
Seung-Ki Kim, Kyu-Chang Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264250/an-intradiscal-granuloma-due-to-a-retained-wooden-foreign-body
#19
Mehmet Arif Aladag, Mehmet Akif Durak
We report a patient with a wooden foreign body granuloma in the intervertebral disc space being symptomatic 17 years after a paraspinal penetrant trauma. According to the our result of the search for wooden foreign body granulomas, this is the first case suffered from a wooden foreign body granuloma in the intervertebral disc space that reported in the literature. In this report, we emphasized the importance of rigorous examination and follow up in paraspinal wooden penetrant traumas.
March 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264249/microguidewire-looping-to-traverse-stented-parent-arteries-of-intracranial-aneurysms
#20
Young Dae Cho, Jong Kook Rhim, Dong Hyun Yoo, Hyun-Seung Kang, Jeong Eun Kim, Moon Hee Han
OBJECTIVE: Stents are widely used in coil embolization of intracranial aneurysms, but on occasion, a microcatheter must traverse a stented segment of artery (so-called trans-cell technique) to select an aneurysm, or double stenting may necessary. In such situations, microguidewire passage and microcatheter delivery through a tortuous stented parent artery may pose a technical challenge. Described herein is a microguidewire looping technique to facilitate endovascular navigation in these circumstances...
March 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
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