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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770252/utility-of-magnetic-resonance-cisternography-with-intrathecal-gadolinium-in-detection-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-fistula-associated-with-mondini-dysplasia-in-a-patient-with-recurrent-meningitis-case-report-and-literature-review
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Enrique Caro-Osorio, Alba Espino-Ojeda, Lino Guevara-Maldonado, José C Herrea-Castro
Background: The intrathecal contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance cisternography (MRC) is a diagnostic method that has been proven effective in selected patients with various disorders of the cerebrospinal system, including the detection of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks. The Mondini dysplasia is a malformation of the inner ear characterized by an incomplete cochlear development. The cerebrospinal fistula associated with Mondini dysplasia usually occurs in the first 5-10 years. Case Description: The case of a 34-year-old woman with CSF rhinorrhea and recurrent meningitis associated with CSF fistula into the right inner ear, which was detected by MRC with intrathecal gadolinium, is presented...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689392/endoscopic-visualization-of-an-iatrogenic-valve-mechanism-elucidating-the-pathogenesis-of-postoperative-tumor-bed-cysts
#2
Thomas Beez, Daniel Remmel, Hans-Jakob Steiger
Space-occupying tumor bed cysts have been reported after resection of intracranial tumors, although the exact mechanism of their pathogenesis is unclear. Opening of the ventricular system during the tumor resection appears to be a risk factor. Occlusion of the surgical opening of the ventricle using fibrinogen-coated collagen fleece has been suggested to restore the integrity of the ventricular system. Here we present a clinical image depicting an iatrogenic valve mechanism caused by a fleece intended to seal a surgical opening of the lateral ventricle, leading to development of a space-occupying tumor bed cyst and cerebrospinal fluid fistula...
April 21, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688445/extrapolating-the-limits-of-the-nasoseptal-flap-with-pedicle-dissection-to-the-internal-maxillary-artery
#3
Carlos D Pinheiro-Neto, Maria Peris-Celda, Tyler Kenning
BACKGROUND: The nasoseptal flap is the main pedicled flap used for endoscopic cranial base reconstruction. For large anterior cranial base defects, the anterior edge is a concern for the nasoseptal flap reach. OBJECTIVE: To present a surgical technique that completely releases the vascular pedicle of the nasoseptal flap from the sphenopalatine artery (SPA) foramen improving considerably the reach of the flap. METHODS: A patient with left anterior cranial base fracture involving the posterior table of the frontal sinus, who presented with cerebrospinal fluid leak and contused brain herniation to the ethmoid and frontal sinuses...
April 24, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680304/spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-assumed-to-be-symptomatic-after-placement-of-lumbar-cerebrospinal-fluid-drain
#4
Senshu Nonaka, Hidenori Oishi, Satoshi Tsutsumi, Koichiro Sakamoto, Hidehiro Okura, Takamoto Suzuki, Hisato Ishii, Yukimasa Yasumoto
A 69-year-old man presented with severe headache. Cranial computed tomography revealed diffuse subarachnoid hemorrhage. An anterior communicating artery aneurysm was identified and successfully obliterated by open microsurgery on the same day. Following placement of a continuous lumbar cerebrospinal fluid drain on hospitalization day 7, the patient developed a severe paraplegia and sensory loss below T6. Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging did not identify a responsible lesion. Spinal magnetic resonance imaging, however, showed extensive intramedullary hyperintensity on T2-weighted sequences...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668049/surgical-management-of-spontaneous-cerebrospinal-fistulas-and-encephaloceles-of-the-temporal-bone
#5
Joe Walter Kutz, Andrew K Johnson, Cameron C Wick
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To describe the presentation, surgical findings, and outcomes in patients with spontaneous temporal bone cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistulas and encephaloceles. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of patients treated for a spontaneous temporal bone CSF fistula and/or encephalocele over a 10-year period was performed. Data recorded included demographic information, presenting signs and symptoms, radiographic and laboratory studies, surgical approach, materials used for repair, surgical complications, and successful closure of the CSF fistula...
April 18, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620550/cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage-after-turbinate-submucosal-diathermy-an-unusual-complication
#6
Abdulaziz H Abobotain, Abdulrazag Ajlan, Saad Alsaleh
Submucosal diathermy of the inferior turbinate (SMDIT) is a generally safe procedure to control inferior turbinate hypertrophy. We present a case of a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak at the craniocervical junction after SMDIT done in another institution. A 27-year-old man presented 3 weeks after undergoing SMDIT with signs and symptoms of meningitis and postnasal rhinorrhea. Nasal endoscopy and imaging revealed a nasopharyngeal CSF fistula at the craniocervical junction. Transnasal endoscopic repair and reconstruction was performed with no recurrence on repeat imaging and clinical follow up...
March 2018: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588906/complications-of-extended-endoscopic-endonasal-surgery-in-elderly-patients
#7
Tyler J Kenning, Carlos D Pinheiro-Neto
Extended endoscopic endonasal procedures are not unique among surgical interventions in carrying increased risk in the elderly population. There are, however, components of the procedure, namely high-flow cerebrospinal fluid leaks, that do result in the potential for increased perioperative morbidity for these patients. We present the case of a 77-year-old male with a large invasive pituitary macroadenoma resected through a transplanum-transtuberculum-transsellar endonasal approach. A gross total resection was obtained with resolution of the patient's preoperative ophthalmologic deficits...
April 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580720/endonasal-endoscopic-surgery-in-pituitary-adenomas-surgical-results-in-a-series-of-86-consecutive-patients
#8
R López-García, J Abarca-Olivas, I Monjas-Cánovas, A M Picó Alfonso, P Moreno-López, J R Gras-Albert
INTRODUCTION: The endoscopic endonasal approach has become the gold standard for the surgical treatment of pituitary adenomas. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to present the results obtained in our hospital in purely endoscopic surgery of pituitary adenomas. METHODS: From February 2011 to August 2016, we conducted a prospective study on a series of 86 patients with pituitary adenoma, all of whom underwent surgery with a purely endoscopic endonasal approach...
March 23, 2018: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576906/lower-complication-and-reoperation-rates-for-laminectomy-rather-than-mi-tlif-other-fusions-for-degenerative-lumbar-disease-spondylolisthesis-a-review
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REVIEW
Nancy E Epstein
Background: Utilizing the spine literature, we compared the complication and reoperation rates for laminectomy alone vs. instrumented fusions including minimally invasive (MI) transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) for the surgical management of multilevel degenerative lumbar disease with/without degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS). Methods: Epstein compared complication and reoperation rates over 2 years for 137 patients undergoing laminectomy alone undergoing 2-3 level (58 patients) and 4-6 level (79 patients) Procedures for lumbar stenosis with/without DS...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555613/-spontaneous-intraventricular-tension-pneumocephalus-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#10
Michael Young, Matthew Putty, Keith Schaible
We present an exceptionally rare case of spontaneous otogenic intraventricular pneumocephalus which resulted in a decline in mentation and neurologic deficit. The case involves a 58-year-old female who was subsequently treated with ventriculostomy and middle fossa craniotomy with repair of bony defect and dural closure. This case demonstrates an unusual presentation of pneumocephalus necessitating ventriculostomy in addition to the traditional repair of a cerebrospinal fluid fistula.
March 16, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543220/-the-use-of-platelet-gel-for-repair-of-a-cerebrospinal-fluid-fistula-of-the-skull-base-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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O I Sharipov, M A Kutin, A V Bayuklin, A A Imaev, A A Abdilatipov, A B Kurnosov, D V Fomichev, N I Mikhaylov, P L Kalinin
Nasal liquorrhea is a serious problem in surgery of skull base tumors, which is associated with a high risk of purulent-septic complications. This paper presents a case of successful repair of a cerebrospinal fluid fistula with an autologous platelet gel in the postoperative period after removal of meningioma of the anterior cranial fossa base, which was accompanied by a purulent-inflammatory complication in the surgical wound area.
2018: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29480266/encephalocele-presenting-as-lower-lid-swelling-a-rare-case-report
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Vaibhav Kumar Jain, Vikas Kanaujia, Priyadarshini Mishra, Kumudini Sharma
Encephalocele is a rare congenital abnormality characterized by abnormal protrusion of brain and meninges through an opening in the skull. We report an 8-year-old girl who presented with a swelling in the right lower lid for the last 6 years. In her infancy, she had undergone surgery for a very small swelling located in the right nasolacrimal area. On further clinicoradiological evaluation, anterior encephalocele was diagnosed. This case highlights the uncommon site of anterior encephalocele; misdiagnosis and mismanagement of which could result in dreaded complications such as meningitis and cerebrospinal fluid leaking fistula formation...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467589/cabergoline-induced-pneumocephalus-following-treatment-for-giant-invasive-macroprolactinoma-presenting-with-spontaneous-cerebrospinal-fluid-rhinorrhea
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Souha S Elabd, Maswood M Ahmad, Sameer Q Qetab, Mussa Hussain Almalki
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea is rarely reported as the first presenting feature of giant invasive macroprolactinomas. Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea is usually reported as a complication of trauma, neurosurgical, and skull-based procedures (such as pituitary surgery or radiations), and less frequently after medical treatment with dopamine agonists (DAs) for macroprolactinomas. This phenomenon results from fistula creation that communicates between the subarachnoid space and the nasal cavity. Meanwhile, pneumocephalus is another well-recognized complication after transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary macroadenomas...
2018: Clinical Medicine Insights. Endocrinology and Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463942/spinal-extradural-arachnoid-cyst-significance-of-intrathecal-infusion-after-fistula-closure
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Michiari Umakoshi, Takao Yasuhara, Atsuhiko Toyoshima, Susumu Sasada, Akira Kusumegi, Jun Morimoto, Kyohei Kin, Yousuke Tomita, Isao Date
The spinal extradural arachnoid cyst is a rare entity. Obtaining the correct diagnosis and detecting the fistula location are critical for providing effective treatment. A 41-year-old man had numbness in the soles of his feet for 2 years with accompanying gait disturbance, and a defecation disorder. Computed tomography myelography performed at another hospital revealed an epidural arachnoid cyst from Th11 to L2. He received a subarachnoid-cyst shunt at the rostral part of the cyst. However, his symptoms worsened and he was admitted to our hospital...
February 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217497/prevalence-of-hyperdense-paraspinal-vein-sign-in-patients-with-spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension-without-dural-csf-leak-on-standard-ct-myelography
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Michael S Clark, Felix E Diehn, Jared T Verdoorn, Vance T Lehman, Greta B Liebo, Jonathan M Morris, Kent R Thielen, John T Wald, Neeraj Kumar, Patrick H Luetmer
PURPOSE: A recently identified and treatable cause of spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)-venous fistula, and a recently described computed tomography myelogram (CTM) finding highly compatible with but not diagnostic of this entity is the hyperdense paraspinal vein sign. We aimed to retrospectively measure the prevalence of the hyperdense paraspinal vein sign on CTMs in SIH patients without dural CSF leak, in comparison with control groups. METHODS: Three CTM groups were identified: 1) SIH study group, which included dural CSF leak-negative standard CTMs performed for SIH, with early and delayed imaging; 2) Early control CTMs, which were performed for indications other than SIH, with imaging shortly after intrathecal contrast administration; 3) Delayed control CTMs, which included delayed imaging...
January 2018: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176490/incidental-durotomy-in-open-versus-tubular-revision-microdiscectomy-a-retrospective-controlled-study-on-incidence-management-and-outcome
#16
Evangelos Kogias, Jan-Helge Klingler, Pamela Franco Jimenez, Ioannis Vasilikos, Ronen Sircar, Christoph Scholz, Ulrich Hubbe
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. OBJECTIVE: To compare the incidence, management, and outcome of incidental durotomy in revision microdiscectomy with open and minimal-access surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Incidental durotomy occurs with a variable incidence of 3%-27% in spine surgery. The highest rate occurs in revision microdiscectomy. The intraoperative and postoperative management of dural tears varies in the literature and the definite impact on clinical outcome has to be clarified...
December 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165750/our-experience-in-the-management-of-csf-otorrhea-a-transmastoid-approach-with-middle-ear-cavity-obliteration-and-a-middle-cranial-fossa-approach
#17
Asli Cakir Cetin, Nuri Karabay, Enis Alpin Guneri
In this report, we present two cases of patients with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) otorrhea who underwent surgical repair through either a transmastoid or middle cranial fossa approach. In our first case, a 34-year-old male after head trauma with conductive hearing loss and a House-Brackmann grade 2 facial palsy was found to have a soft tissue mass protruding through his right tympanic membrane. Radiological examination revealed a wide tegmen tympani defect. He underwent surgery via a transmastoid approach with repair of the defect and blind sac closure of the external auditory canal after middle ear cavity obliteration...
November 1, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122076/a-systematic-review-of-secondary-cerebrospinal-fluid-leaks
#18
Neeraja Konuthula, Mohemmed N Khan, Anthony Del Signore, Satish Govindaraj, Raj Shrivastava, Alfred M Iloreta
BACKGROUND: Secondary cerebrospinal leaks (CSF) are leaks that recur after an initial endoscopic repair of CSF leaks. Identification of characteristics that could predict secondary leaks may allow surgeons to plan repairs with the knowledge that these defects are more likely to fail. OBJECTIVE: To identify characteristics that could predict secondary CSF leaks. METHODS: A search of all studies that reported outcomes after endoscopic repair of CSF leaks was conducted by using medical literature data bases...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061456/multilayer-dura-reconstruction-after-thoracoscopic-microdiscectomy-technique-and-results
#19
Erwin M J Cornips
BACKGROUND: Anterior transthoracic approaches, including thoracoscopic microdiscectomy (TMD), are the preferred techniques for central, broad-based, calcified thoracic disc herniations (TDHs). Dural defects due to manipulation or transdural extension may create a potentially life-threatening subarachnoid-pleural fistula. We evaluate a fast, sutureless technique for reconstructing the dura. METHODS: We analyzed 476 anterior transthoracic approaches for TDHs (437 TMDs, 31 mini-thoracotomies, 7 transaxillary approaches, and 1 sternotomy)...
January 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981202/novel-middle-ear-applications-for-a-synthetic-cerebrospinal-fluid-csf-sealant
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S Das, P A Rea
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April 2018: Clinical Otolaryngology
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