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Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219086/first-report-of-awake-craniotomy-of-a-famous-musician-suprasellar-tumor-surgery-of-pianist-clara-haskil-in-1942
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Elena Romana Gasenzer, Ayhan Kanat, Edmund A M Neugebauer
Clara Haskil (January 7, 1895-December 7, 1960) was one of the most famous female pianists of the 20th century. In her life and work she set new standards in piano playing. However, her career was beset by poor health and the adversities of two world wars. In her lifetime Haskil had three major disorders: juvenile scoliosis requiring treatment in her adolescence, a tumor of the sellar region requiring surgery at age 47 years, and a traumatic brain injury causing her death at the age of 65. Her medical history illustrates the development of surgical methods and rehabilitation in medicine before and after World War II...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212594/percutaneous-full-endoscopic-treatment-of-bertolotti-syndrome-a-report-of-three-cases-with-technical-note
#2
Byapak Paudel, Hyeun-Sung Kim, Jee Soo Jang, Jeong Hoon Choi, Sung Kyun Chung, Jung Sup Lee, Jeong Hoon Kim, Seong Hoon Oh, Il Tae Jang
Background Bertolotti syndrome is characterized by an abnormal enlargement of the transverse process of the most caudal lumbar vertebra. Most of the time it is asymptomatic, but when it is symptomatic it is associated with low back pain, radiating leg pain, or both. There is no consensus regarding management of this pathology. Open to minimal invasive tubular resection techniques are described in the literature, but a full endoscopic resection technique has not yet been described. Endoscopic technique is a less invasive target-oriented iliolumbar ligament preserving technique...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192850/intramuscular-migration-of-venous-catheter-as-a-rare-complication-of-ventriculoatrial-shunt-case-report-and-literature-review
#3
Cheng-Che Hung, Hao-Yu Chuang, Hung-Lin Lin, Yen-Tse Chu, Cheng Hsin Cheng
The most common procedure to manage hydrocephalus is a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Other alternatives include a ventriculoatrial (VA) shunt, ventriculopleural shunt, lumboperitoneal shunt, or ventriculocisternal shunt. The VA shunt is a relatively rare procedure for hydrocephalus. As reported, several complications of VA shunt include obstructions, malposition, shunt infections, endocarditis, heart failure, tricuspid regurgitation, intra-atrial thrombus, and pulmonary hypertension. In this case report and literature review, we discuss a rare case of intramuscular migration of a venous tube 1 year after VA shunt implantation...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183145/minimally-invasive-microscopic-posterior-cervical-decompression-simple-safe-and-effective
#4
Pierluigi Vergara
Background and Study Aims Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is the most common cause of spinal cord dysfunction in the elderly population. Surgery is usually successful in preventing any deterioration, as well as improving functional status and quality of life. This study assesses the safety and efficacy of minimally invasive microscopic posterior cervical decompression for the treatment of CSM. Materials and Methods A retrospective review of patients with myelopathy from cervical stenosis treated with minimally invasive posterior cervical decompression was performed...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183144/rapid-deterioration-of-latent-hbv-hepatitis-during-cushing-disease-and-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-after-earthquake
#5
Ryosuke Tashiro, Yoshikazu Ogawa, Teiji Tominaga
Reactivation of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a risk in the 350 million HBV carriers worldwide. HBV reactivation may cause hepatocellular carcinoma, cirrhosis, and fulminant hepatitis, and HBV reactivation accompanied with malignant tumor and/or chemotherapy is a critical problem for patients with chronic HBV infection. Multiple risk factors causing an immunosuppressive state can also induce HBV reactivation.We present a case of HBV reactivation during an immunosuppressive state caused by Cushing disease and physical and psychological stress after a disaster...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183143/rapid-documented-growth-of-aneurysm-bleb-led-to-rupture-of-an-incidental-intracranial-anterior-communicating-artery-aneurysm
#6
Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Jorn Fierstra, Giuseppe Esposito, Gerasimos Baltsavias, Oliver Bozinov, Luca Regli
Background A major challenge in the management of patients with unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) is to identify criteria indicating a higher risk of future UIA rupture. We report a rare patient with documented short-term bleb growth of an UIA followed by a fatal aneurysm rupture supporting the high risk of rupture of short-term shape changes in UIAs. Case Description A 72-year-old man with an incidental unruptured anterior communicating artery aneurysm of 9 mm showed a bleb growth on the aneurysm sac at 6-week follow-up computed tomography angiography (CTA)...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147383/incidence-of-secondary-hydrocephalus-after-excision-of-huge-encephaloceles-in-neonates-case-study
#7
Ehab Ahmed El Refaee, Mohamed Ibrahim Refaat, Mohamed Reda
Background Encephaloceles presents as a protrusion of the cranial contents through a defect in the cranium. The most common sites of occurrence are the occipital and frontonasal regions. The surgical outcome is reported to be satisfactory; however, the incidence of hydrocephalus in patients with encephaloceles is variable in the literature. This study investigated the relationship between the size of the encephaloceles and the occurrence of hydrocephalus. Patient and Methods Data of all neonates with encephaloceles who presented to our institution from September 2012 to September 2014 were collected...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068754/intraventricular-cavernous-malformation-review-of-the-literature-and-report-of-three-cases-with-neuroendoscopic-resection
#8
Masoud Shirvani, Alireza Hajimirzabeigi
Intraventricular cavernomas (IVCs) are extremely infrequent and only occur in 2.8 to 10% of patients with cerebral cavernomas. We describe three IVC cases and briefly review previously documented IVC cases in PubMed. Among 136 IVC cases, the mean age of the patients was 36.5 years; the male-to-female ratio was 0.8. The most frequent location was the lateral ventricle (52.6%), and most of the clinical symptoms (74%) were related to mass effects on adjacent brain tissues. Intraventricular hemorrhage occurred in 22...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068753/retrospective-matched-pair-cohort-study-on-effect-of-bisegmental-fenestration-versus-hemilaminectomy-for-bisegmental-spinal-canal-stenosis-at-l3-l4-and-l4-l5
#9
Julia Schüppel, Friedrich Weber
Background The main symptoms of degenerative lumbar spinal canal stenosis are progressive back pain, spinal claudication, and, occasionally, sensory and motor deficits. Impairments particularly occur during walking, standing, and sitting. Thus social and vocational activities are increasingly restricted, causing considerable suffering for patients. Surgical therapies are superior to conservative ones. This article studies the outcome of 2-level fenestration versus hemilaminectomy for bisegmental spinal stenosis decompression...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068752/emergency-lumbar-disk-operation-how-safe-is-it
#10
Shadi Al-Afif, Kerstin Schwabe, Mohamed Jabarin, Zafer Cinibulak, Joachim K Krauss
Background and Study Aims It was suggested that emergency operations could represent a risk factor for complications. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether complication rates are higher in emergency lumbar disk operations compared with elective lumbar disk surgery. Materials and Methods Patient data sets from 575 microscopic lumbar disk surgeries performed within a 5-year period were evaluated in a retrospective study design. There were 498 patients after excluding those who had surgery for recurrent disk herniation...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038481/selective-brain-cooling-after-traumatic-brain-injury-effects-of-three-different-cooling-methods-case-report
#11
Thomas Westermaier, Robert Nickl, Stefan Koehler, Patrick Fricke, Christian Stetter, Stefan Mark Rueckriegel, Ralf-Ingo Ernestus
Background In experimental models of neuronal damage, therapeutic hypothermia proved to be a powerful neuroprotective method. In clinical studies of traumatic brain injury (TBI), this very distinct effect was not reproducible. Several meta-analyses draw different conclusions about whether therapeutic hypothermia can improve outcome after TBI. Adverse side effects of systemic hypothermia, such as severe pneumonia, have been held responsible by some authors to counteract the neuroprotective effect. Selective brain cooling (SBC) attempts to take advantage of the protective effects of therapeutic hypothermia without the adverse side effects of systemic hypothermia...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038480/intracranial-ameloblastoma-arising-from-the-maxilla-an-interdisciplinary-surgical-approach
#12
Johanna Quick-Weller, Felix Koch, Nazife Dinc, Stephanie Lescher, Peter Baumgarten, Patrick Harter, Friedrich Scheerer, Robert Sader, Volker Seifert, Gerhard Marquardt, Thomas Freiman
Background Ameloblastomas are a rare tumor entity accounting for only 10% of all odontogenic tumors. They mostly originate from the mandible. Only a few cases are known to grow aggressively and to invade the orbit, nasal cavity, or even the brain. Patient and Methods/Case Report We present the case of a 57-year-old patient who was admitted with a huge tumor involving the nasal cavity, the left maxilla, and the anterior fossa. Histologic diagnosis was made by biopsy. A combined two-stage neurosurgical maxillofacial approach was planned...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038479/acute-improvement-in-intraoperative-emg-following-common-fibular-nerve-decompression-in-patients-with-symptomatic-diabetic-sensorimotor-peripheral-neuropathy-1-emg-results
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James C Anderson, D Scott Nickerson, Brian L Tracy, Roger J Paxton, Dwayne S Yamasaki
Background and Study Aims Electromyographic (EMG) recordings of the fibularis longus (FL) and tibialis anterior (TA) muscles were performed intraoperatively during common fibular nerve (CFN) nerve decompression (ND) in patients with symptomatic diabetic sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy (DSPN) and clinical nerve compression. Materials and Methods Forty-six legs in 40 patients underwent surgical ND by external neurolysis; FL and TA muscles were monitored intraoperatively. Evoked EMGs were recorded just prior to and within 1 minute after ND...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027566/tarlov-cyst-is-correlated-with-a-short-broad-terminal-of-the-thecal-sac
#14
Chaoran Xie, Xuesheng Zheng, Nu Zhang
Background In clinical practice, we noted that the end section of the thecal sac is apparently different in patients with Tarlov cyst compared with that of the normal population. We conducted this clinical study based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Methods Our study included 30 patients with Tarlov cyst and 30 healthy volunteers as the control. The L4, L5 cross-section areas, the L4, L5 anteroposterior diameters, and the terminal length of the thecal sac were measured from the lumbosacral spine MRI...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951615/endoscopic-management-of-spinal-intradural-extramedullary-tumors
#15
Vijay Singh Parihar, Nishtha Yadav, Yad Ram Yadav, Shailendra Ratre, Jitin Bajaj, Yatin Kher
Introduction Posterior midline laminectomy is associated with risks of postoperative instability, spinal deformity, extensive bilateral subperiosteal muscle stripping, partial or total facetectomy especially in foraminal tumor extension, increased cerebrospinal fluid leakage, and wound infection. Minimally invasive approaches with the help of a microscope or endoscope using hemilaminectomy have been found to be safe and effective. We report our initial experience of 18 patients using the endoscopic technique...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907932/posttraumatic-cavernous-segment-internal-carotid-artery-aneurysmal-rupture-presenting-as-tentorial-subdural-hematoma
#16
Syamala Shunmugam, Thas Emmanuel, Shyam Duvuru
Traumatic aneurysm rupture following a closed head injury is rare. The rupture of a cavernous internal carotid artery (ICA) aneurysm following a head injury presenting as a tentorial subdural hematoma has not been reported in the literature. We discuss a 50-year-old woman with a closed head injury with her initial computed tomography scan showing a tentorial subdural hematoma. Further investigations revealed the presence of a ruptured cavernous ICA aneurysm. We also conducted a literature review of posttraumatic ICA aneurysmal rupture...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903020/dynamic-decompressive-craniotomy-with-a-novel-reversibly-expandable-plate
#17
Rohit Khanna
Objective To assess the feasibility of a dynamic craniotomy procedure with the use of a novel reversibly expandable cranial bone flap fixation plate. The expandable plate allows outward bone flap migration with an increase in intracranial volume or intracranial pressure (ICP). Methods Dynamic craniotomy intracranial hypertension compliance was evaluated in a skull model with progressive increase in intracranial volume and compared with the standard craniotomy with fixed plates. Results Dynamic craniotomy provided significant control of ICP with increasing intracranial volume compared with the standard craniotomy...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903019/osteochondroma-presenting-as-a-calcified-mass-in-the-sellar-region-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Kazuya Sekiguchi, Satoshi Tsutsumi, Sho Arai, Senshu Nonaka, Takamoto Suzuki, Hisato Ishii, Hiroshi Izumi, Yukimasa Yasumoto
Objective Osteochondroma (OC) is the most common benign bone neoplasm. It infrequently occurs in the cranial cavity as a calcified lesion and very rarely presents in the sellar region. The present study summarizes the knowledge about OCs of the sellar region. Methods We searched the literature search for the clinical appearance of OCs and other calcified pathologies occurring in the sellar region. Results A total of 21 English-language articles published from 1961 to 2015 documented cases of calcified lesions in the sellar region including cerebral aneurysm, chondroid chordoma, chondroma, craniopharyngioma, OC, odontome, osteoma, pituitary adenoma, pituitary stone, Rathke cleft cyst, retinoblastoma, schwannoma, and xanthogranuloma...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903018/intrathecal-baclofen-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-spasticity-in-lithuania
#19
Robertas Kvascevicius, Ona Lapteva, Jurate Kesiene, Alfredas Vaitkus, Laima Mikulenaite, Ramunas Raugalas, Jurate Sipylaite, Saulius Rocka, Alvydas Juocevicius
Spasticity of cerebral or spinal origin severely impairs an individual's functional ability and quality of life. Intrathecal baclofen (ITB) therapy via an implantable pump is indicated for use in patients unresponsive to oral antispasmodics. ITB therapy improves the daily caring for and relief of painful spasms. In Lithuania, ITB therapy was introduced in clinical practice just recently. We share our experience of spasticity management with the ITB pump system in five patients at Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903017/a-single-center-prospective-observational-study-of-ultrasonography-for-6-months-after-surgical-decompression-of-the-median-nerve-at-the-carpal-tunnel
#20
Suleyman Tas, Frank Staub, Thomas Dombert, Gerhard Marquardt, Christian Senft, Volker Seifert, Stephan Duetzmann
Objective To determine the natural history of the morphology of the median nerve after carpal tunnel decompression. Methods Between October and December 2014, patients with suspected carpal tunnel were prospectively enrolled and underwent pre- and postoperative (3 and 6 months) high-definition ultrasonography, electrophysiology, and clinical testing. Results A total of 81 patients were enrolled in the study; 75 (93%) could be reached for the 6-month follow-up, and 100% were clinically better at the 6-month follow-up...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
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