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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790979/petrosal-meningiomas-factors-affecting-outcome-and-the-role-of-intraoperative-multimodal-assistance-to-microsurgery
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Francesco Tomasello, Filippo Flavio Angileri, Alfredo Conti, Antonino Scibilia, Salvatore Cardali, Domenico La Torre, Antonino Germanò
BACKGROUND: Petrous meningiomas (PMs) represent a subset of posterior fossa tumors accounting for ∼8% of all intracranial meningiomas. Surgical treatment of PMs is challenging because of their relationships with vital neurovascular structures of the cerebellopontine angle. OBJECTIVE: To investigate independent pre- and intraoperative predictors of PM surgery outcome. METHODS: We reviewed the surgical and outcome data of patients who underwent microsurgical resection of PMs from 1997 to 2016...
May 22, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790722/minimally-invasive-endoscopic-assisted-approaches-to-the-posterior-fossa
#2
Alexander Yang, Zach Folzenlogen, A Samy Youssef
Modern surgical approaches are becoming more minimalistic, associated with the term 'minimally invasive'. The endoscope provides a more panoramic anatomical view in addition to the ability to access narrow deep corners with decent illumination and clear visualization. Endoscopic assisted microsurgery through a tailored small craniotomy is the foundation of keyhole surgery. The endoscope can be advanced deeper into the field, thus enhancing an exposure and allowing bimanual dissection, thus prompting smaller craniotomies and tailored key exposures...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788437/retromastoid-approach-for-posterior-fossa-skull-base-rosai-dorfman-disease-a-rare-pathology-3-dimensional-operative-video
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Anil Nanda, Amey R Savardekar, Devi Prasad Patra, Rimal Hanif Dossani, Maria-Magdalena Georgescu
Rosai-Dorfman disease, originally described by Juan Rosai and Ronald F. Dorfman, is a rare benign histiocytic proliferative disorder, classically presenting with massive lymphadenopathy and a self-limiting clinical course.1 Isolated intracranial skull base involvement is extremely rare and often resembles meningiomas, schwannomas, or other benign skull base lesions.2 The disease is difficult to diagnose radiographically, and tissue diagnosis with open skull base approaches has significant perioperative risks...
May 21, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788393/epidemiology-of-symptomatic-chiari-malformation-in-tatarstan-regional-and-ethnic-differences-in-prevalence
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Enver I Bogdanov, Aisylu T Faizutdinova, Elena G Mendelevich, Alexey S Sozinov, John D Heiss
BACKGROUND: Epidemiology can assess the effect of Chiari I malformation (CM1) on the neurological health of a population and evaluate factors influencing CM1 development. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the regional and ethnic differences in the prevalence of CM1. METHODS: The population of the Republic of Tatarstan (RT) in the Russian Federation was evaluated for patients with CM1 symptoms over an 11-yr period. Typical symptoms of CM1 were found in 868 patients...
May 21, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785155/the-volume-of-the-cerebellum-in-the-second-semester-of-gestation
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Damiana Vulturar, Alexandru Fărcăşanu, Flaviu Turcu, Dan Boitor, Carmen Crivii
Background and aims: The cerebellum ("little brain"), the largest part of hind brain, lies in the posterior cranial fossa, beneath the occipital lobe and dorsal to the brainstem. It develops over a long period: it is one of the first structures in the brain to begin to differentiate, but one of the last to mature. The use of ultrasonography has significantly improved the evaluation of fetal growth and development and has permitted prenatal diagnosis of a variety of congenital malformations...
2018: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781742/early-prenatal-diagnosis-of-blakes-pouch-cyst-by-2d-3d-ultrasound-with-cristal-and-realistic-vue-application
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Gabriele Tonni, Gianpaolo Grisolia, Paolo Zampriolo, Edward Araujo Júnior, Rodrigo Ruano
INTRODUCTION: Blake's pouch cyst (BPC) represents an abnormal development of the posterior membranous area of the fetal brain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two- and three-dimensional ultrasound with Cristal and Realistic Vue were used to characterized the early prenatal diagnosis. RESULTS: At 9 weeks and 5 days a ballooning in the posterior fossa and resulting in an enlarged intracranial translucency (IT) was detected by 3D ultrasound using Cristal Vue in "inversion" mode and Cristal plus Realistic Vue...
May 21, 2018: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778601/diagnosis-classification-and-management-of-fourth-ventriculomegaly-in-adults-report-of-9-cases-and-literature-review
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Kaveh Barami, Indro Chakrabarti, James Silverthorn, Jeremy Ciporen, Paul T Akins
OBJECTIVE: An enlarged fourth ventricle otherwise known as fourth ventriculomegaly (4th VM) has been previously reported in the pediatric population yet literature on adults is scant. We report our experience with 4th VM in adults over an 11 year period and review the literature. MATERIAL/METHODS: retrospective chart review of adult patients with the diagnosis of 4th VM admitted to the ICU in a tertiary care center RESULTS: 9 patients were identified with 4th VM...
May 17, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777889/endovascular-management-of-a-ruptured-basilar-perforator-artery-aneurysm-associated-with-a-pontine-arteriovenous-malformation-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Joseph Lockwood, Tyler Scullen, Mansour Mathkour, Ascher Kaufmann, Ricky Medel, Aaron S Dumont, Peter S Amenta
BACKGROUND: Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)-associated aneurysms are common, being reported in 15% of cases. In regards to ruptured posterior fossa AVMs, associated aneurysms are present in 48% of cases and are the etiology of the bleed in 37%. We present a 75 year-old female who presented with a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) secondary to a ruptured aneurysm arising from a flow-related basilar perforator artery feeder of an anterior pontine AVM. We report the successful treatment of the aneurysm with coil embolization...
May 16, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775148/the-pterygoclival-ligament-a-novel-landmark-for-localization-of-the-internal-carotid-artery-during-the-endoscopic-endonasal-approach
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Ali Tayebi Meybodi, Andrew S Little, Vera Vigo, Arnau Benet, Sofia Kakaizada, Michael T Lawton
OBJECTIVE The transpterygoid extension of the endoscopic endonasal approach provides exposure of the petrous apex, Meckel's cave, paraclival area, and the infratemporal fossa. Safe and efficient localization of the lacerum segment of the internal carotid artery (ICA) is a crucial part of such exposure. The aim of this study is to introduce a novel landmark for localization of the lacerum ICA. METHODS Ten cadaveric heads were prepared for transnasal endoscopic dissection. The floor of the sphenoid sinus was drilled to expose an extension of the pharyngobasilar fascia between the sphenoid floor and the pterygoid process (the pterygoclival ligament)...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774098/establishment-of-primary-cell-culture-and-an-intracranial-xenograft-model-of-pediatric-ependymoma-a-prospect-for-therapy-development-and-understanding-of-tumor-biology
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Lorena Favaro Pavon, Tatiana Tais Sibov, Silvia Regina Caminada de Toledo, Daniela Mara de Oliveira, Francisco Romero Cabral, Jean Gabriel de Souza, Pamela Boufleur, Luciana C Marti, Jackeline Moraes Malheiros, Edgar Ferreira da Cruz, Fernando F Paiva, Suzana M F Malheiros, Manoel A de Paiva Neto, Alberto Tannús, Sérgio Mascarenhas de Oliveira, Nasjla Saba Silva, Andrea Maria Cappellano, Antonio Sérgio Petrilli, Ana Marisa Chudzinski-Tavassi, Sérgio Cavalheiro
Background: Ependymoma (EPN), the third most common pediatric brain tumor, is a central nervous system (CNS) malignancy originating from the walls of the ventricular system. Surgical resection followed by radiation therapy has been the primary treatment for most pediatric intracranial EPNs. Despite numerous studies into the prognostic value of histological classification, the extent of surgical resection and adjuvant radiotherapy, there have been relatively few studies into the molecular and cellular biology of EPNs...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770250/the-usefulness-of-indocyanine-green-during-surgery-for-hypervascular-posterior-fossa-tumors
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Takahiro Shinya, Hideki Nagamine, Ken-Ichi Sugawara, Shogo Ishiuchi
Background: Cerebral hemangioblastomas are benign tumors with abundant blood flow that occur mainly in the posterior fossa. Tumor removal en bloc is important in surgical treatment because of the risk of bleeding; however, it is actually rather difficult in practice. Therefore, we propose a surgical strategy for visualizing hypervascular tumors of the posterior fossa utilizing indocyanine green (ICG). Case Description: Case 1 involved a 48-year-old male with a history of von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770223/profound-hearing-loss-following-surgery-in-pediatric-patients-with-posterior-fossa-low-grade-glioma
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Yahya Ghazwani, Ibrahim Qaddoumi, Johnnie K Bass, Shengjie Wu, Jason Chiang, Frederick Boop, Amar Gajjar, Zsila Sadighi
Background: Hearing loss may occur in patients with posterior fossa low-grade glioma who undergo surgery. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 217 patients with posterior fossa low-grade glioma, including 115 for whom results of hearing tests performed after surgery and before chemotherapy or radiation therapy were available. We explored the association of UHL with age at diagnosis, sex, race, tumor location, extent of resection, posterior fossa syndrome, ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement, and histology...
May 2018: Neuro-oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766459/cognitive-functioning-in-chiari-malformation-type-i-without-posterior-fossa-surgery
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Maitane García, Esther Lázaro, Juan Francisco López-Paz, Oscar Martínez, Manuel Pérez, Sarah Berrocoso, Mohammad Al-Rashaida, Imanol Amayra
Chiari Malformation type I (CM-I) is a neurological disorder characterized by a displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum into the spinal canal. Most research has focused on physical symptomatology but few studies include neuropsychological examinations. Moreover, although current research highlights the involvement of the cerebellum on higher cognitive functions, little is known about cognitive consequences associated with CM-I. The aim of this study is to analyze cognitive functioning between 39 CM-I patients and 39 healthy controls, matched by gender, age and years of education...
May 15, 2018: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765890/intraoperative-monitoring-of-hypoglossal-nerve-using-hypoglossal-motor-evoked-potential-in-infratentorial-tumor-surgery-a-report-of-two-cases
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Seung Yeun Kim, Hyo Won Im, Young-Doo Choi, Keewon Kim, Jin Wook Kim, Yong Hwy Kim, Han Gil Seo
The hypoglossal nerve (CN XII) may be placed at risk during posterior fossa surgeries. The use of intraoperative monitoring (IOM), including the utilization of spontaneous and triggered electromyography (EMG), from tongue muscles innervated by CN XII has been used to reduce these risks. However, there were few reports regarding the intraoperative transcranial motor evoked potential (MEP) of hypoglossal nerve from the tongue muscles. For this reason, we report here two cases of intraoperative hypoglossal MEP monitoring in brain surgery as an indicator of hypoglossal deficits...
April 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765166/diagnosis-of-retrocochlear-lesions-with-emphasis-on-expansion-of-the-cerebellopontine-angle
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Bretislav Gal, Jan Rottenberg, Marta Pazourkova, Jiri Vanicek, Ermis Vogazianos
The correct diagnosis of CPA tumours is a relatively common issue in both neurological and ENT practice, the omission of which can have serious consequences for the patient. Properly set clinical guidelines and diagnostic protocols are key aspects of good clinical practice. In the case of CPA tumours, two options are available: the first is diagnosis with the help of an ABR as the primary tool for determining the group of patients with a possible tumour; the second is an MRI scan of the posterior cranial fossa...
April 17, 2018: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764030/-neuroendoscopy-assisted-microneurosurgery-for-posterior-cranial-fossa-lesion
#16
J Li, D Zhong, D Lü, H Y Huang, W Du, J Yang, Y T Wu, H J Xia, W Y Tang, X C Sun
Objective: To study the value of neuroendoscopy assisted microneurosurgery technique in the treatment of posterior cranial fossa lesion. Methods: Clinical data of 36 patients with posterior fossa lesions who accepted neuroendoscopy assisted microneurosurgery (NEAM group) in the department of neurosurgery of the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, from January 2014 to December 2016, were retrospectively enrolled. A total of 113 cases diagnosed with the same lesions and accepted conventional microneurosurgery (non-NEAM group) in the same period were analyzed as control group...
May 8, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762326/temporal-progression-of-craniofacial-dysmorphology-in-unilateral-coronal-synostosis-a-mechanistic-hypothesis
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Kirun Baweja, Alexander H Sun, Rajendra Sawh-Martinez, John A Persing
AIM: This study chronicles skull base and face development in nonsyndromic unilateral coronal synostosis (UCS) during infancy, to characterize the mechanistic progression of facial dysmorphology. METHODS: Computed tomography scans from 51 subjects were reviewed (26 UCS, 25 controls) and data were reconstructed. Patients were stratified into 5 age groups. A series of measurements were taken from the reconstructions. RESULTS: All patients had a unilaterally fused coronal suture at the time of analysis...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761256/quantitative-analysis-of-cranial-orbital-changes-in-infants-with-anterior-synostotic-plagiocephaly
#18
Rosalinda Calandrelli, Fabio Pilato, Luca Massimi, Marco Panfili, Concezio Di Rocco, Cesare Colosimo
PURPOSE: The effects of premature fusion of one coronal suture cause skull and orbital alterations in term of side-to-side asymmetry. This study aimed to quantify the cranio-orbital complex changes related to the severity of skull base dysmorphology in patients with unicoronal synostosis. METHODS: Twenty-four infants affected by unicoronal synostosis were subdivided in three subgroups according to the severity of skull base deformity and their high-resolution CT images were quantitatively analyzed (groups IIa, IIb, III)...
May 14, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759935/applied-anatomy-of-round-window-and-adjacent-structures-of-tympanum-related-to-cochlear-implantation
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Shraddha Jain, Sagar Gaurkar, Prasad T Deshmukh, Mohnish Khatri, Sanika Kalambe, Pooja Lakhotia, Deepshikha Chandravanshi, Ashish Disawal
INTRODUCTION: Various aspects of the round window anatomy and anatomy of posterior tympanum have relevant implications for designing cochlear implant electrodes and visualizing the round window through facial recess. Preoperative information about possible anatomical variations of the round window and its relationships to the adjacent neurovascular structures can help reduce complications in cochlear implant surgery. OBJECTIVE: The present study was undertaken to assess the common variations in round window anatomy and the relationships to structures of the tympanum that may be relevant for cochlear implant surgery...
April 19, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759722/new-insights-into-an-old-arrhythmia-high-resolution-mapping-demonstrates-conduction-and-substrate-variability-in-right-atrial-macro-re-entrant-tachycardia
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Bhupesh Pathik, Geoffrey Lee, Frédéric Sacher, Pierre Jaïs, Grégoire Massoullié, Nicolas Derval, Matthew G Bates, Jonathan Lipton, Stephen Joseph, Joseph Morton, Paul Sparks, Peter Kistler, Jonathan M Kalman
OBJECTIVES: Using high-resolution 3-dimensional (3D) mapping, the aim of this study was to further characterize right atrial macro-re-entrant tachycardias and answer unresolved questions in the understanding of this arrhythmia. BACKGROUND: Despite advances in understanding of the mechanisms of right atrial macro-re-entrant tachycardias, many questions lack definitive answers. The advent of high-resolution 3D mapping provides an opportunity to gain further insights into the nature of these common circuits...
September 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
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