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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894945/successful-treatment-of-refractory-status-epilepticus-using-anterior-thalamic-nuclei-deep-brain-stimulation
#1
Ching-Yi Lee, Siew-Na Lim, Tony Wu, Shih-Tseng Lee
BACKGROUND: Refractory status epilepticus(RSE) is considered a medical emergency in neurology and is related to a high mortality rate. We report a successfully treated case of RSE using deep brain stimulation (DBS) at the anterior thalamic nuclei (ATN). METHOD: Report concerning the resolution of RSE after DBS of the ATN in a 17-year-old woman RESULT: This patient developed RSE due to progressive seizure activity. RSE with generalized tonic-clonic seizures was noted two weeks prior to admission...
November 25, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894944/surface-projected-flair-supr-flair-analysis-a-novel-tool-for-advanced-imaging-of-epilepsy
#2
Francesco Cardinale, Stefano Francione, Luciana Gennari, Alberto Citterio, Maurizio Sberna, Laura Tassi, Roberto Mai, Ivana Sartori, Lino Nobili, Massimo Cossu, Laura Castana, Giorgio Lo Russo, Nadia Colombo
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this pilot retrospective study is to describe the SUrface-PRojected FLuid-Attenuation-Inversion-Recovery (SUPR-FLAIR) analysis, a novel method mainly aimed at revealing cortical areas with subtle signal hyper-intensity. METHODS: Images from 101 healthy controls and ten patients suffering from drug-resistant partial epilepsy were retrospectively post-processed. Brain surface was reconstructed from a 3D T1-weighted fast field echo (3D T1W-FFE) MRI scan...
November 25, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894943/acquired-chiari-malformation-and-syringomyelia-secondary-to-space-occupying-lesions-a-systematic-review
#3
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Justin Wang, Naif M Alotaibi, Nardin Samuel, George M Ibrahim, Aria Fallah, Michael D Cusimano
BACKGROUND: Acquired Chiari malformations (ACM) and associated syringomyelia secondary to space-occupying lesions can cause neurological deficits independent of or in combination with the offending mass. Although type I CM are traditionally treated with posterior fossa decompression, optimal surgical management of ACM and associated syringomyelia remains unclear. The purpose of this study is to review the current literature surrounding the management of ACM. METHODS: A systematic review was performed in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines...
November 25, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894942/-masson-s-haemangioma-an-unusual-cause-of-thoracic-compressive-myelopathy
#4
Bikash Ranjan Behera, Rabi Narayan Panda, Sanjib Mishra, Manmath Kumar Dhir
BACKGROUND: Masson's hemangioma is a rare pathological entity, featuring intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia. Although benign, this hemangioma grows to form an expansile compressing mass. This lesion is mostly seen in skin and subcutaneous tissue. Occurrence in neuraxis is rare for this pathological entity. Still rarer is the spinal location with only 5 case reports published till date in medical literature. CASE DESCRIPTION: Here we present a 26 year old male with paraplegia due to extradural compression at D4, D5 level...
November 25, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890767/implications-of-vestibular-schwannoma-consistency-analysis-of-140-cases-regarding-radiological-and-clinical-features
#5
Ahmed R Rizk, Abbas Adam, Isabel Gugel, Jens Schittenhelm, Marcos Tatagiba, Florian H Ebner
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of vestibular schwannoma (VS) consistency on internal auditory canal (IAC) widening, MRI-appearance, presenting symptoms and facial nerve outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 140 consecutive patients presenting with unilateral VS who underwent surgical treatment in our Department. Operative videos were analyzed, and the tumors were classified into soft and firm according to the resectability with the ultrasonic aspirator at 40% power...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890766/united-states-medical-licensing-exam-step-1-scores-directly-correlate-with-american-board-of-neurological-surgery-scores-a-single-institution-experience
#6
Daniel T Nagasawa, Joel S Beckett, Carlito Lagman, Lawrance K Chung, Benjamin Schmidt, Michael Safaee, Marvin Bergsneider, Neil Martin, Bilwaj Gaonkar, Luke Macyszyn, Isaac Yang
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgery residency is becoming an increasingly competitive match. The process of screening and ultimately ranking applicants is a multifactorial process that lacks uniformity across residency programs. A significant factor that is evaluated is the applicant's performance on the United States Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1. USMLE Step 1 scores are often used to project future success in residency and performance on specialty boards like the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) exam...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890765/revascularization-of-moyamoya-angiopathy-in-older-adults
#7
Richard W Williamson, Adib A Abla, Joseph M Zabramski, Peter Nakaji, Robert F Spetzler, John E Wanebo
BACKGROUND: Moyamoya angiopathy most often presents in young people in the second and third decade of life. Although uncommon, it can present later in life. In this report, we present our results with moyamoya patients older than 50 years of age who were treated with surgical revascularization via either direct bypass or indirect bypass (encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis). METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted to identify patients with moyamoya disease who were treated with surgical revascularization at our institution between 2002 and 2015...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890764/spontaneous-spinal-epidural-hematoma-a-study-of-55-cases-focused-on-the-etiology-and-treatment-strategy
#8
Jiaxing Yu, Jiang Liu, Chuan He, Liyong Sun, Sishi Xiang, Yongjie Ma, Lisong Bian, Tao Hong, Jian Ren, Pengyu Tao, Jingwei Li, Guilin Li, Feng Ling, Hongqi Zhang
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) is a rare neurological emergency of the spinal cord. Its etiology and treatment strategy remain controversial. This study aimed to evaluate a significant cause of SSEH and to discuss the treatment strategy according to the clinical outcomes of patients in two institutions. METHODS: Fifty-five cases of SSEH treated at our institutions between February 2002 and February 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. RESULT: The mean age of the first SSEH onset was 31...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890763/positional-occlusion-of-vertebral-artery-due-to-cervical-spondylosis-as-rare-cause-of-wake-up-stroke-report-of-2-cases
#9
Hirofumi Nishikawa, Fumitaka Miya, Yotaro Kitano, Genshin Mori, Shigetoshi Shimizu, Hidenori Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Positional compression of the vertebral artery (VA) due to cervical spondylosis is an uncommon cause of stroke. We report two cases of cervical spondylosis causing wake-up stroke, which is extremely rare. CASE DESCRIPTION: The first case was a 78-year-old woman who presented with vertigo and vomiting lasting from waking up. Magnetic resonance (MR) images and angiography documented right cerebellar infarction, and stenosis of the right cervical VA. Dynamic angiography revealed that the right VA was occluded when her neck was extended or rotated to the right...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890762/the-clinical-value-of-intraoperative-mobile-computed-tomography-in-managing-high-risk-surgical-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury-a-single-tertiary-trauma-center-experience
#10
Ko-Ting Chen, Shih-Tseng Lee, Chieh-Tsai Wu
OBJECTS: A subset of surgically-treated traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients cannot be stabilized by initial surgery. Mobile computed tomography (mCT) provides real-time information for diagnosis in these TBI-surgically high risk (TBI-SHR) patients. The objective of this study was to analyze a 5-year series of TBI-SHR patients to evaluate the impact of intraoperative mCT (imCT) on prognosis. METHODS: Out of 1017 surgically-treated TBI patients retrospectively reviewed over a 5-year period (2009-2013), fifty-nine patients required second operations within 72 hours of their initial surgery due to progressive or delayed hematomas (TBI-SHR group)...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890761/the-coexistence-of-extradural-arteriovenous-fistula-and-soft-tissue-arteriovenous-malformation-within-the-same-metamere
#11
Nobuhiko Arai, Takenori Akiyama, Kazunari Yoshida
BACKGROUND: -Spinal arteriovenous shunts are a common spinal vascular disorder. However, they can have a misleading clinical presentation and poor prognosis. They are classified into 4 types according to shunt points and drainage route, among which extradural arteriovenous fistula (eAVF) is the most rare, comprising only 1% of all spinal arteriovenous shunts. Here, we report an extremely rare case of coexistent eAVF at the craniocervical junction and soft tissue arteriovenous malformation (AVM) within the same metamere...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890760/increased-short-term-mortality-in-patients-with-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage-and-its-association-with-admission-glucose-levels-and-leukocytosis
#12
Youngjin Kim, Myung-Hoon Han, Choong-Hyun Kim, Jae-Min Kim, Jin-Hwan Cheong, Je-Il Ryu
OBJECTIVE: Spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) can be a devastating event. An increased glucose level in patients with ICH is known to be related to poor outcomes, including acute leukocytosis, which is a well-established response to ICH. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between admission laboratory factors and three-month mortality rates in patients with spontaneous supratentorial ICH. METHODS: We performed a Kaplan-Meier analysis to evaluate the risk factors for three-month mortality in ICH patients...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890759/transforaminal-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-with-percutaneous-epidural-neuroplasty-in-lumbar-disc-herniation-technical-note
#13
Hyeong-Jin Lee, Jin-Sung Kim, Kyeong-Sik Ryu
OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy and percutaneous epidural neuroplasty is a commonly used minimally invasive spinal surgery in lumbar disc herniation. But to our knowledge, there is no report about the results of percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy with percutaneous epidural neuroplasty. We did this study to evaluate the effect of percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy with percutaneous epidural neuroplasty in lumbar disc herniation. METHODS: We report the series of cases about technics and results of percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy with percutaneous epidural neuroplasty in lumbar disc herniation...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890758/surgical-outcome-of-patients-with-very-small-intracranial-aneurysms-a-single-center-experience-from-southern-iran
#14
Abdolkarim Rahmanian, Fariborz Ghaffarpasand, Nima Derakhshan
OBJECTIVES: To report the surgical outcome of very small intracranial aneurysms (VSIAs; ≤3mm) in a large referral neurovascular center in Southern Iran. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Southern Iran during a6-year period between 2010 and 2016. We included all the patients with VSIAs (≤3mm) who underwent surgery in our center. All the patients were operated by a single neurosurgeon. Pre- and postoperative CT angiography, intraoperative imaging with indo-cyanine green video angiography was performed in all the cases...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890757/percutaneous-endoscopic-removal-of-a-lumbar-epidural-angiolipoma-via-interlaminar-approach-a-technical-report
#15
Guang-Yu Ying, Ying Yao, Fang Shen, Yu-Cheng Ren, Chien-Min Chen, Yong-Jian Zhu
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous endoscopic technique has been routinely used in the treatment of disk herniation while there are few reports on its application in the management of intraspinal tumors. We presented here the first case report of lumbar epidural angiolipoma that was totally removed by percutaneous endoscopy. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 63-year-old man presented with 4-month history of progressively worsening low back pain was admitted to our hospital. No abnormal neurological finding was noticed on physical examination and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a dorsally located L2-L3 epidural lesion, suggestive of a non-infiltrating angiolipoma...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890756/cavernous-angioma-of-the-cerebral-aqueduct
#16
Alberto Feletti, Stavros Dimitriadis, Giacomo Pavesi
BACKGROUND: Among the rare intraventricular cavernomas (IVCs), purely intraaqueductal cavernomas are exceptional. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a unique case of a 62-year-old patient who presented to our clinics complaining of progressive headache, memory loss, gait instability, and urinary incontinence. MR imaging showed the presence of a mass lesion located in the lumen of the cerebral aqueduct, associated with triventricular hydrocephalus. CONCLUSIONS: We discuss the rationale that led us to treat hydrocephalus with neuroendoscopy, which offered the possibility to directly inspect the intraaqueductal lesion, make the diagnosis of cavernoma, and treat symptoms due to hydrocephalus without increasing the risk of bleeding...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890755/predictors-of-shunt-insertion-in-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#17
Rouzbeh Motiei-Langroudi, Nimer Adeeb, Paul M Foreman, Mark R Harrigan, Winfield S Fisher, Nilesh A Vyas, Robert H Lipsky, Beverly C Walters, Shane R Tubbs, Mohammadali M Shoja, Justin M Moore, Raghav Gupta, Christopher S Ogilvy, Ajith T Thomas, Christoph J Griessenauer
OBJECTS: Hydrocephalus is a common complication of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) requiring permanent cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diversion in up to two thirds of patients. Factors that predict permanent CSF diversion are not well established. METHODS: An exploratory analysis of 149 patients enrolled in the Cerebral Aneurysm Renin Angiotensin System (CARAS) study was performed in an effort to identify factors predictive of permanent CSF diversion following aSAH; only the 135 patients surviving the initial hospitalization were included in the present study...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890754/endovascular-treatment-of-spontaneous-intracranial-fusiform-and-dissecting-aneurysms-outcomes-related-to-imaging-classification-of-309-cases
#18
Yisen Zhang, Zhongbin Tian, Binbin Sui, Yang Wang, Jian Liu, Miao Li, Youxiang Li, Chuhan Jiang, Xinjian Yang
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to propose a modified classification of spontaneous intracranial dissecting aneurysms (IDAs) and to guide the treatment for IDAs. METHODS: Between January 2010 and December 2015, 3183 consecutive patients were referred to our department for endovascular treatment of a cerebral aneurysm and 309 patients harboring 323 spontaneous IDAs were identified from them. Based on a modified imaging classification, spontaneous IDAs were classified into four subtypes: classic dissecting aneurysm, segmental ectasia, dolichoectatic dissecting aneurysm, and large mural bleeding ectasia...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890753/geographically-remote-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-in-patients-with-intracranial-tumors
#19
Daniel M S Raper, Alicia M Zukas, David Schiff, Ashok R Asthagiri
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) related to intracranial tumors has most commonly been recognized as an operative complication related to local operative factors such as retraction or direct venous injury. CVST may also be caused by tumor related factors such as local mass effect, but rarely occurs geographically remote from the site of the tumor. We report six cases treated at our institution of intracranial supratentorial tumors associated with CVST. In each case, the CVST was remote from the surgical site...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890752/delayed-development-of-aneurysms-following-gamma-knife-surgery-for-trigeminal-neuralgia-report-of-2-cases
#20
Hiroki Uchikawa, Toru Nishi, Yasuyuki Kaku, Tomoaki Goto, Jun-Ichi Kuratsu, Shigetoshi Yano
BACKGROUND: Delayed development of intracranial aneurysms is an extremely rare complication of gamma knife surgery (GKS), and so far only 6 cases have been reported. Furthermore, there are no reported cases after GKS for trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Of the above cases, none referred to the natural history or pathophysiology of GKS-related intracranial aneurysm formation. CASE DESCRIPTION: We treated 2 patients who suffered subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) due to ruptures of intracranial aneurysms that developed long after GKS...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
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