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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134171/endoscopic-endonasal-repair-of-internal-carotid-artery-injury-during-endoscopic-endonasal-surgery
#1
Irit Duek, Gill E Sviri, Moran Amit, Ziv Gil
Background  Injury to the cavernous portion of the internal carotid artery (ICA) during endoscopic skull base surgery is a well-recognized rare complication that can be associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Many techniques have been suggested to manage ICA injury with varying degrees of success. Objectives  We provide a detailed technical description of an operative technique for endoscopic management of carotid artery injury. Methods  A case of ICA injury during endoscopic skull base surgery is presented...
October 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109928/ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-associated-vancomycin-resistant-meningitis-complicating-a-patient-undergoing-plasmapheresis-for-presumed-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-associated-transverse-myelitis
#2
Adam John Covach, William Nicholas Rose
Objectives  We report a patient who had a working diagnosis of transverse myelitis secondary to a lupus exacerbation. As his clinical course evolved, continued vigilance clarified that he was in fact suffering from a nosocomial infection caused by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE). Methods  We performed a retrospective review of the patient's medical record. Results  Despite radiographic improvement, he did not improve clinically following immunosuppressive therapy including plasma exchange. Once meningitis was diagnosed and treated, he improved rapidly...
October 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109927/low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-and-halo-immobilization-is-an-effective-treatment-for-nonunion-following-traumatic-spondylolisthesis-of-the-axis
#3
Kohtaroh Oda, Tetsuro Ohba, Shigeto Ebata, Hirotaka Haro
This case report describes a unique case involving traumatic spondylolisthesis of the axis that resulted in nonunion, angulation, and displacement after conservative treatment with a cervical collar, but which was successfully achieved union with halo immobilization and low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS). Halo immobilization of a traumatic spondylolisthesis in a 20-year-old patient, that previously failed to improve after wearing a cervical collar for 3 months, was immediately followed by treatment with a LIPUS device (SAFHS 4000J; Teijin Pharma, Tokyo, Japan) 20 minutes once daily to the right and left fracture sites which were located using fluoroscopic guidance...
October 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034908/author-s-response-to-letter-to-the-editor-cerebral-hemorrhage-following-chiropractic-activator-treatment-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
COMMENT
Fred L Cohen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027546/letter-to-the-editor-cerebral-hemorrhage-following-chiropractic-activator-treatment-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#5
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Michael A K Liebschner, Bruce L Ehni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884069/cerebral-hemorrhage-following-chiropractic-activator-treatment-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#6
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Peter Jeffrey Tuchin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852606/delayed-brain-edema-and-swelling-following-craniectomy-for-evacuation-of-an-epidural-abscess-that-improved-by-cranioplasty-case-report
#7
Narushi Sugii, Masahide Matsuda, Tomokazu Sekine, Hideaki Matsumura, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Akira Matsumura
We report a unique case of delayed brain swelling following craniectomy that improved rapidly after cranioplasty, and discuss the potential mechanism underlying this delayed and reversible brain swelling. A 22-year-old woman developed surgical site infection after removal of a convexity meningioma. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an epidural abscess around the surgical site. Subsequently, the abscess was evacuated, and the bone flap was removed. Later, brain edema around the skull defect emerged and progressed gradually, despite resolution of the infection...
July 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845380/endovascular-extraction-of-a-needle-from-the-internal-carotid-artery-a-novel-approach-to-a-controversial-dental-misadventure
#8
Jonathan P Giurintano, Jessica Somerville, Merry Sebelik, Daniel Hoit, L Madison Michael, Courtney B Shires
Objective  To review the literature concerning the management of dental needles broken off into the deep spaces of the neck, to report what we believe is the first case of a fractured dental needle migrating into the jugular foramen, and the unconventional use of endovascular intervention to retrieve the needle fragment. Design  Case report with review of literature. Setting  Academic tertiary care center. Participants  Intervention was performed by the otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, vascular surgery, and neurovascular interventional radiology teams...
July 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752020/giant-epidermoid-cyst-a-rare-cause-of-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#9
Vinicius Gomes Trindade, Marcos de Queiroz Teles Gomes, Marcelo Prudente do Espirito Santo, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira, Wellingson Silva Paiva
Introduction  Epidermoid tumors represent approximately 0.3 to 1.8% of all intracranial brain tumors. Only 1.5% of all intracranial epidermoid cysts (ECs) invade the brain and secondary epilepsy is extremely rare. Since August 2014, a 59-year-old male smoker had been presenting bad smell feelings, totaling four episodes with sudden onset and duration of 2 minutes. On September 2014, after a sense of smell episode, it evolved into loss of contact and automatic movements followed by generalized tonic-clonic movements...
July 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752019/complex-frontal-pneumosinus-dilatans-associated-with-meningioma-a-report-of-two-cases-and-associated-literature-review
#10
Sara Timms, Raj Lakhani, Steve Connor, Claire Hopkins
Introduction  Pneumosinus dilatans (PSD) is a rare phenomenon involving the expansion of the paranasal sinuses, without bony destruction or a mass. Previously documented cases have demonstrated simple expansion of a solitary air cell. We present two unique cases of PSD in the presence of meningioma, in which complex new cells developed within the frontal sinus. One of the two patients developed associated sinus disease. Case 1  A 28-year-old man presented with facial pain. A computed tomography scan showed an abnormally enlarged, septated right frontal sinus, not present on childhood scans...
July 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593115/clival-osteomyelitis-presenting-as-a-skull-base-mass
#11
Matthew Michalowicz, Murugappan Ramanathan
Central skull base osteomyelitis is a rare, but potentially life-threatening disease entity often lacking otologic symptoms or external auditory canal pathology. We present a case of a man in his 70s who had developed cranial nerve deficits with radiographic evidence that was consistent with a tumor due to this uncommon entity. The radiologic findings and our experience are discussed to increase awareness in the otolaryngology community.
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480156/complex-skull-base-reconstructions-in-kadish-d-esthesioneuroblastoma-case-report
#12
Sheri K Palejwala, Saurabh Sharma, Christopher H Le, Eugene Chang, Audrey B Erman, G Michael Lemole
Introduction Advanced Kadish stage esthesioneuroblastoma requires more extensive resections and aggressive adjuvant therapy to obtain adequate disease-free control, which can lead to higher complication rates. We describe the case of a patient with Kadish D esthesioneuroblastoma who underwent multiple surgeries for infectious, neurologic, and wound complications, highlighting potential preventative and salvage techniques. Case Presentation A 61-year-old man who presented with a large left-sided esthesioneuroblastoma, extending into the orbit, frontal lobe, and parapharyngeal nodes...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443217/malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-of-the-c2-nerve-root-case-report
#13
Joshua D Burks, Robert G Briggs, Chad A Glenn, John C Greenert, Cordell M Baker, Keren Bartal, Greg A Krempl, Michael E Sughrue
Here we present the case of a 36-year-old man who was found to have a symptomatic malignant neural sheath tumor growing from the C2 nerve root following a period of progressively worsening headaches. The patient was successfully treated with surgical resection resulting in resolution of cranial nerve deficits. Though uncommon, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor must be considered in the differential diagnosis of tumors involving the cervical nerve roots and carotid space.
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428929/treatment-of-posttubercular-syringomyelia-not-responsive-to-antitubercular-therapy-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#14
Giuseppe Canova, Alessandro Boaro, Enrico Giordan, Pierluigi Longatti
Posttubercular adhesive arachnoiditis is a rare, late complication of tubercular meningitis. Syringomyelia can develop as a consequence of intramedullary cystic lesions and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow disturbance around the spinal cord, even after successful chemotherapy. We reviewed the literature related to posttubercular syringomyelia treatment and suggest a new combined surgical approach. A 25-year-old Nigerian male patient presented with legs numbness, urinary disturbance, and legs weakness. Spinal magnetic resonance revealed a T5-T7 syringomyelia, secondary to adhesive spinal arachnoiditis related to a history of tuberculous meningitis...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413768/surgical-resection-of-an-optic-nerve-sheath-meningioma-relevance-of-endoscopic-endonasal-approaches-to-the-optic-canal
#15
Patrick J Hunt, Franco DeMonte, Rosa A Tang, Shirley Y Su, Shaan M Raza
Optic nerve sheath meningiomas (ONSMs) account for less than 2% of meningiomas and 1.7% of orbital tumors. Although rare, the management of these tumors is important as unilateral blindness often results in untreated cases. Radiotherapy has emerged as the preferred treatment. However, therapies for ONSMs are controversial due to the variable natural history of the disease and limitations of surgical and radiotherapy options. A 60-year-old woman presented with monocular left diminished color perception and blurred vision...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413767/unique-image-characteristics-of-an-occipital-primary-chondroblastic-osteosarcoma-a-rare-case-report-and-a-brief-literature-review
#16
Xin He, Tingting Yuan, Yuzhu Yan, Jinlu Yu, Dan Tong
Primary osteosarcomas of the skull and skull base are rare and comprise < 2% of all skull tumors. In head and neck osteosarcomas, the chondroblastic subtype occurs most frequently, which has an exceedingly poor outcome, but its image characteristic remains unknown. Herein, we report a case in the right occipital bone of the skull base and the unique characteristics of image. Pathologic examination of the surgical specimens led to the diagnosis of chondroblastic osteosarcomas. We believe those image characteristics can improve the understanding of skull chondroblastic osteosarcoma and the preoperative diagnosis...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405540/markedly-improved-success-rate-of-endoscopically-assisted-third-ventriculostomy-is-achieved-by-routine-placement-of-external-lumbar-drain
#17
Justen Watkins, Marc Cabanne, Dan Miulli
Hydrocephalus is a major cause of patient decreased quality of life and high health care financial burden in the United States and throughout the world. The placement of ventricular shunts (ventriculoperitoneal shunt) has proven to be a safe treatment for hydrocephalus, but it is associated with a high complication rate leading to a lower quality of life and continued financial burden for patients, their families, and society as a whole. The endoscopically assisted third ventriculostomy (ETV) has been practiced as an alternative to ventricular shunting since the 1990s...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352499/metastatic-prostate-adenocarcinoma-to-the-brain-case-reports-and-literature-review
#18
Alexander Lam, Peter Y C Gan
Cerebral metastasis secondary to prostatic adenocarcinoma is rare and it is usually a late complication in patients with widespread distant metastases. Here, we report two unusual cases of such a rare condition. Our first case presented with a large frontal contrast-enhancing lesion-associated calcification and a large tumor cyst as shown on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. This is the fifth reported case of prostatic metastasis manifesting as a cystic intraparenchymal tumor in the literature...
January 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326242/nasal-lobular-capillary-hemangioma-as-a-complication-after-an-endoscopic-transsphenoidal-gonadotrophin-producing-pituitary-adenoma-resection
#19
Dalila Forte, Amets Sagarribay Irañeta, Anabela Nabais, António Figueiredo, Manuela Mafra, Victor Gonçalves
Background Lobular capillary hemangioma is a rare benign tumor, most frequently located in the head or neck region, the nasal cavity being uncommonly affected. Its etiopathogenesis is not fully established, although traumatic and hormonal factors have been implied. Case Description A 50-year-old female patient underwent an uneventful endoscopic transsphenoidal removal of a pituitary cystic macroadenoma at our institution. Nasal packing was used in postoperative hemostasis. Histopathology was compatible with a gonadotrophin-producing adenoma...
January 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321388/association-of-atlanto-occipital-dislocation-retroclival-hematoma-and-hydrocephalus-management-and-survival-in-a-pediatric-patient
#20
Isaac L Lee, Luis F Vasquez, Alan H Tyroch, Todd T Trier
Atlanto-occipital dislocation (AOD) is an injury with high morbidity and mortality. We present a case of survival of a pediatric patient with the diagnoses of AOD, retroclival hematoma, and resulting hydrocephalus. The patient's cervical spine was stabilized until occipital-cervical fusion provided definitive treatment, and the hydrocephalus was treated with a ventriculostomy. The patient survived with no neurological deficits. A better understanding and awareness of the radiologic criteria of AOD will lead to earlier recognition of AOD and improved outcomes, even in the presence of complications from AOD...
January 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
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