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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213198/a-rare-presentation-of-an-enterogenous-cyst-as-an-intra-axial-pontine-lesion
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Tengfei Li, Xia Wu, Yuekang Zhang
A 56-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with intermittent right facial numbness for one year and walking instability for six months. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an ovoid and well-demarcated intra-axial pontine lesion. Cyst fenestration and biopsy were carried out and the diagnosis of enterogenous cyst was made by MRI and pathologic findings. Preoperative symptoms resolved completely three months after surgery and no evidence of recurrence was found during 3 years of follow-up. Although total resection of enterogenous cysts is recommended, cyst fenestration may be useful if the cyst is adherent to vital neurovascular structures...
February 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213197/epileptic-seizures-in-patients-following-surgical-treatment-of-acute-subdural-hematoma-incidence-risk-factors-patient-outcome-and-development-of-a-new-scoring-system-for-prophylactic-antiepileptic-treatment-gate-24-score
#2
Sae-Yeon Won, Daniel Dubinski, Eva Herrmann, Colleen Cuca, Adam Strzelczyk, Volker Seifert, Juergen Konczalla, Thomas M Freiman
OBJECT: Clinically evident or subclinical seizures are common manifestation in acute subdural hematoma (aSDH); however, there is a paucity of research investigating the relationship between seizures and aSDH. The purpose of this study is, firstly to determine incidence, predictors of seizures and secondly establish a guideline in patients with aSDH to standardize the decision for prophylactic antiepileptic treatment. METHOD: The author analyzed 139 patients with aSDH treated from 2007 until 2015...
February 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213196/rate-and-risk-factors-of-shunt-revision-in-pediatric-hydrocephalus-patients-population-based-study
#3
Joona Tervonen, Ville Leinonen, Juha E Jääskeläinen, Susanna Koponen, Terhi J Huttunen
BACKGROUND: Ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) is a common treatment for patients with hydrocephalus (HC). However, it carries a risk for complications which may require further revisions. We studied the surgical outcome of pediatric hydrocephalus patients in a population-based setting. METHODS: A total of 80 patients of age ≤16 years old who required VPS due to HC were included, and their medical charts and imaging findings were studied. RESULTS: The mean age at the time of initial shunt placement was 3...
February 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213195/blunt-traumatic-brain-injury-patients-a-role-for-ct-angiography-of-the-head-to-evaluate-non-traumatic-etiologies
#4
REVIEW
Ha Nguyen, Ninh Doan, Michael Gelsomino, Saman Shabani
BACKGROUND: In the setting of trauma, the etiology of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) is frequently attributed to the physical, traumatic event. Caution should still be directed towards non-traumatic (or spontaneous) etiologies responsible for the trauma, such as hypertension, cerebral amyloid angiopathy, aneurysms, vascular malformation, and hemorrhagic infarcts. The role for immediate CT angiography (CTA) remains controversial to evaluate for non-traumatic etiologies. METHODS: A systematic review of the available literature in Medline PubMed database...
February 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213194/subcortical-mapping-using-an-electrified-cusa-in-pediatric-supratentorial-surgery
#5
Jonathan Roth, Akiva Korn, Yifat Bitan-Talmor, Rivka Kaufman, Margaret Ekstein, Shlomi Constantini
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative electrophysiology is increasingly used for various lesion resections, both in adult and pediatric brain surgery. Subcortical mapping is often used in adult surgery when lesions lie in proximity to the corticospinal tract (CST). We describe a novel technique of continuous subcortical mapping using an electrified Cavitron UltraSonic Aspirator (CUSA) in children with supratentorial lesions. METHODS: We evaluated the method of subcortical mapping using a CUSA as a stimulation probe...
February 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213193/anterior-surgical-fixation-for-cervical-spine-flexion-distraction-injuries
#6
Andrew Jack, Godefroy Hardy-St-Pierre, Mitchell Wilson, Godwin Choy, Richard Fox, Andrew Nataraj
BACKGROUND: Optimal surgical management for flexion-distraction cervical spine injuries remains controversial with current guidelines recommending anterior, posterior, and circumferential approaches. Here, we determined the incidence of and examined risk factors for clinical and radiographic failure in patients with one segment cervical distraction injuries having undergone anterior surgical fixation. METHODS: A retrospective review of 57 consecutive patients undergoing anterior fixation for subaxial flexion-distraction cervical injuries between 2008-2012 at our institution was performed...
February 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213192/trans-frontal-sinus-subcranial-approach-to-olfactory-groove-meningiomas-surgical-results-clinical-and-functional-outcome-in-a-consecutive-series-of-21-patients
#7
Lina Raffaella Barzaghi, Alfio Spina, Filippo Gagliardi, Nicola Boari, Pietro Mortini
BACKGROUND: The trans-frontal-sinus-subcranial approach (TFSSA) allows for direct exposure and removal of olfactory groove meningiomas (OGMs), without any brain retraction. Compared to other skull base approaches (like fronto-orbito-basal, transbasal, subcranial, fronto-orbito-zygomatic and one-and-half approach), it could offer the same advantages but it is less invasive. OBJECT: We report the results in a series of 21 consecutive patients harboring OGMs and operated through TFSSA, in order to propose a viable alternative approach...
February 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213191/microneurosurgical-management-of-posterior-communicating-artery-aneurysm-a-contemporary-series-from-helsinki
#8
Peeraphong Thiarawat, Behnam Rezai Jahromi, Danil A Kozyrev, Patcharin Intarakhao, Mario K Teo, Joham Choque-Velasquez, Juha Hernesniemi
OBJECTIVE: Our purposes are to analyze microsurgical techniques and to determine correlations between microsurgical techniques with the radiographic findings in the microneurosurgical treatment of the posterior communicating artery aneurysms (PCoAAs). METHODS: The authors retrospectively analyzed radiographic findings and videos of surgery in 64 patients with PCoAAs who underwent microsurgical clipping by the senior author from August 2010-2014. RESULTS: From 64 aneurysms, 30 (47%) had SAH that necessitated the lamina terminalis fenestration (odds ratio [OR], 67...
February 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192272/baastrup-s-disease-a-comprehensive-review-of-the-extant-literature
#9
REVIEW
Fernando Alonso, Ellie Bryant, Joe Iwanaga, Jens R Chapman, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
Reports of Baastrup's disease has been underrepresented in the medical literature. Therefore, the current comprehensive review was performed by searching standard search engines using the terms "Baastrup's", "disease", "lumbar" "interspinous bursitis", and "kissing spine disease." Baastrup's disease appears to be more common than once believed. Baastrup's disease is associated with other degenerative disease processes of the spine that could potentially lead a physician to perform unnecessary surgery. Appreciation of this disease and identification on imaging can improve diagnosis and appropriate treatment of associated back pain...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192271/ventral-spontaneous-durotomy-following-vaginal-delivery
#10
Nitin Agarwal, Ahmed I Kashkoush, Arpan V Prabhu, Raymond F Sekula
INTRODUCTION: Dural breaches have a diverse etiology, including spontaneous rupture and trauma. Most cases resolve with bedrest, though in refractory cases an epidural blood patch can be placed to obstruct further leakage. Here, we discuss a unique case of a spontaneous ventral durotomy following vaginal delivery managed with injections of autologous blood through bilateral transforaminal needles. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A previously healthy 36-year-old pregnant female presented to the inpatient maternity ward with positional occipital headaches and neck pain 24 hours following normal spontaneous vaginal delivery...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192270/risk-factors-for-cement-leakage-after-vertebroplasty-or-kyphoplasty-a-meta-analysis-of-published-evidence
#11
REVIEW
Yi Zhan, Jianzhong Jiang, Haifen Liao, Haitao Tan, Keqin Yang
BACKGROUND: Cement leakage is the most common complication of vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty. So far, the reported risk factors remain conflicting due to limited data and lack of uniform measurement and evaluation. Here, we aimed to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of potential risk factors for cement leakage after vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty. METHODS: Relevant literature was retrieved using PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Controlled Trial Register and MEDLINE with no language restriction, supplemented by a hand-search of the reference lists of selected articles...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192269/anterior-transposition-of-anomalous-tortuous-vertebral-artery-causing-cervical-radiculopathy-a-report-of-2-cases-and-review-of-literature
#12
Doris D Wang, Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Stephen T Magill, Michael T Lawton
BACKGROUND: Cervical radiculopathy secondary to compression from vertebral artery (VA) tortuosity is a rare entity. OBJECTIVE: To describe successful transposition of tortuous VA loops causing cervical radiculopathy through an anterolateral approach. METHODS: Two patients with cervical radiculopathy (first case at C5-6 and second case at C3-4) secondary to anomalous VA loop compression underwent anterolateral approaches to the cervical spine for decompression and VA transposition...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192268/spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension-a-review-and-introduction-of-an-algorithm-for-management
#13
REVIEW
Benjamin Davidson, Farshad Nassiri, Alireza Mansouri, Jetan H Badhiwala, Christopher D Witiw, Mohammed F Shamji, Philip W Peng, Richard I Farb, Mark Bernstein
Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is a condition of low cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) volume and pressure caused by a leak of CSF through a dural defect. Diagnosis and management can be difficult, often requiring coordination between multiple disciplines for myelography, blood patching, and possible surgical repair. Patients should be monitored closely, as they can deteriorate into a coma or even death. There are no widely accepted guidelines for the management of SIH. Herein, we review the existing SIH literature, illustrate management challenges via a case review, and propose an algorithm developed by neurosurgeons, radiologists, and anesthesiologists intended to simplify and streamline the management of SIH...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192267/posterior-only-vertebral-column-resection-for-the-treatment-of-severe-spinal-deformities-in-pediatric-patients-a-retrospective-case-series
#14
Malte Schroeder, Lennart Viezens, Philip Kunkel, Karsten Ridderbusch, Tim Nicolas Hissnauer, Oliver Dirk Jungesblut, Michael Hoffmann, Johannes Maria Rueger, Ralf Stuecker
OBJECTIVE: The treatment of severe spinal deformities in pediatric patients is very challenging. Posterior only vertebral column resection (PVCR) allows for correcting of severe deformities of the vertebral column via a posterior only procedure. We analyzed radiological outcome of PVCR performed on a series of pediatric patients with severe congenital and acquired spinal deformities. METHODS: A case series of eleven pediatric patients with severe spinal deformity who were treated by PVCR between 2009 and 2013 were retrospectively analyzed...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192266/risk-factors-and-management-of-intraoperative-cerebrospinal-fluid-leaks-in-endoscopic-treatment-of-pituitary-adenoma-analysis-of-492-patients
#15
Qiangyi Zhou, Zhijun Yang, Xingchao Wang, Zhenmin Wang, Chi Zhao, Shun Zhang, Peng Li, Shiwei Li, Pinan Liu
OBJECTIVES: To determine risk factors and management of intraoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage in endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal pituitary adenoma surgery. METHODS: we conducted a retrospective review of 492 patients who, between April 2012 and August 2015, underwent endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgeries for resection of pituitary adenoma. A multivariate statistical analysis was performed to investigate the association of some risk factors with intraoperative CSF leakage...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192265/microsurgical-outcomes-after-gross-total-resection-on-vestibular-schwannoma-in-the-elderly-a-matched-cohort-study
#16
Nian Jiang, Zaibin Wang, Wen Chen, Yuanyang Xie, Zefeng Peng, Jian Yuan, Siyi Wanggou, Yandong Su, Xuejun Li, Xianrui Yuan
OBJECTIVES: To compare and analyze the differences in clinical manifestations and surgical outcomes after gross total resection (GTR) for vestibular schwannoma (VS) between elderly and younger patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 40 elderly (≥65 years) and 40 younger (< 65 years) patients, and matched operation dates and tumor size in the 2 groups were matched. All 80 patients underwent microsurgical resection though the sigmoid approach, by the same surgeon (Professor Xianrui Yuan, M...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192264/balloon-angioplasty-for-in-stent-restenosis-resulting-in-carotid-stent-fracture-with-literature-review-of-stent-in-stent-technique-as-a-viable-therapeutic-option
#17
Abdul-Haseeb Naeem, Ghaya Al-Rumaihi, Amirpouyan Namavarian, Manas Sharma, Melfort Boulton
BACKGROUND: Carotid stent fractures are rare and multiple etiologies have been proposed to explain their occurrence. We present a patient with a internal carotid artery (ICA) stent who developed in-stent restenosis. We performed balloon angioplasty to address in-stent restenosis but post-procedure he developed a carotid stent fracture. To our knowledge, balloon angioplasty has not been reported to cause stent fractures and we report the first case report. CASE DESCRIPTION: 72-year-old male underwent stenting for symptomatic left ICA stenosis with post-stenting residual stenosis of 55%...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192263/cholesterol-reducing-agents-for-treatment-of-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-systematic-review-and-meta-analyses-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#18
REVIEW
T Akhigbe, A Zolnourian, D Bulters
BACKGROUND: Aneurysmal haemorrhage induced cerebral vasospasm; DIND, poor neurological outcome and mortality are major causes of mortality and morbidity. The effects of cholesterol lowering agents in these patients remain controversial. This up to date systematic review and meta-analyses aimed to evaluate the efficacy of statin use in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage METHODS: Systematic review of literature conducted using electronic database searched up to September 2016 included Cochrane Central Register of Controlled trials in the Cochrane library, Medline, Embase and Science Citation Index Expanded database to identify relevant studies...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192262/intra-operative-ultrasonography-for-definition-of-less-invasive-surgical-technique-in-patients-with-chiari-type-i-malformation
#19
Roger Schmidt Brock, Mario Augusto Taricco, Matheus Fernandes de Oliveira, Marcelo de Lima Oliveira, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira, Edson Bor-Seng-Shu
INTRODUCTION: Chiari malformation Type I (CM) is the main congenital malformation disease of the craniovertebral junction. The ideal surgical treatment is still controversial. Invasive procedures inside CSF space and associated with dural repair are considered the gold standard, however a less invasive surgery with isolated bone decompression without dural opening may be possible in selected patients.. Our study evaluates the efficacy of intra-operative CSF flow measurement with ultrasonography (USG) as a determining parameter in the selection of these patients...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192261/the-role-of-gait-analysis-in-the-evaluation-of-patients-with-cervical-myelopathy-a-literature-review-study
#20
REVIEW
Ioannis D Siasios, Savvas L Spanos, Asimakis K Kanellopoulos, Aggeliki Fotiadou, John Pollina, Daniel Schneider, Alexander Becker, Vassilios G Dimopoulos, Kostas N Fountas
BACKGROUND: Gait analysis represents one of the newest methodologies employed in the clinical evaluation of CM patients. OBJECTIVE: To describe the role of gait analysis in the clinical evaluation of CM patients, as well as its potential role in the evaluation of the functional outcome of any surgical intervention. METHOD: ology: A literature review was performed in the PubMed, OVID and Google Scholar medical databases, from January of 1995 to August of 2016, using the terms "analysis", "anterior", "cervical myelopathy", "gait", "posterior", "surgery"...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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