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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146635/antibiotic-use-and-bacterial-complications-following-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-a-population-based-study
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Thomas Cars, Irene Eriksson, Anna Granath, Björn Wettermark, Jenny Hellman, Christer Norman, Anders Ternhag
OBJECTIVES: To investigate if use of antibiotics was associated with bacterial complications following upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs). DESIGN: Ecological time-trend analysis and a prospective cohort study. SETTING: Primary, outpatient specialist and inpatient care in Stockholm County, Sweden. All analyses were based on administrative healthcare data on consultations, diagnoses and dispensed antibiotics from January 2006 to January 2016...
November 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145656/refining-operative-strategies-for-optic-nerve-decompression-a-morphometric-analysis-of-transcranial-and-endoscopic-endonasal-techniques-using-clinical-parameters
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Steven L Gogela, Lee A Zimmer, Jeffrey T Keller, Norberto Andaluz
BACKGROUND: Various approaches can be considered for decompression of the intracanalicular optic nerve. Although clinical experience has been reported, no quantitative study has yet compared the extent of decompression achieved by an endoscopic endonasal versus transcranial approach. OBJECTIVE: Toward this aim, our morphometric analysis compared both approaches by quantifying the circumferential degree of optic canal decompression that is possible before any meningeal violation, which would result in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak...
May 3, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142793/a-ruptured-extra-dural-spinal-arterio-venous-malformation-presenting-as-horner-s-syndrome-the-first-case-report
#3
Sunil Munakomi
We report the first case of a young patient who presented with the features of Horner's syndrome following a spinal extradural hematoma resulting from a ruptured arterio-venous malformation (AVM). Since there were features of early compressive myelopathy as well, urgent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the spine revealed features suggestive of an extradural hematoma in the cervico-thoracic junction. The patient underwent an emergent laminectomy with an evacuation of the hematoma. The histological features were consistent with that of an AVM...
September 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142772/rare-case-of-an-extraosseous-cervical-chordoma-with-both-intradural-and-extensive-extraspinal-involvement
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Victor Awuor, Christopher E Stewart, Albert Camma, Julie Renner, J M Tongson
Background: Chordomas must be considered among the differential diagnoses for extradural spinal tumors, especially involving the clival or sacrococcygeal regions. They are often locally invasive and destructive to the osseous structures from which they arise, but rarely extend intradurally. Here, we report a unique chordoma that was intradural and spanned nearly four subaxial cervical vertebral levels. Case Description: We report the case of an atypical intradural chordoma that spanned four subaxial levels of the cervical spine in an 81-year-old female...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131823/prevalence-of-extracranial-carotid-artery-aneurysms-in-patients-with-an-intracranial-aneurysm
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V E C Pourier, C J H C M van Laarhoven, M D I Vergouwen, G J E Rinkel, Gert J de Borst
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Aneurysms in various arterial beds have common risk- and genetic factors. Data on the correlation of extracranial carotid artery aneurysms (ECAA) with aneurysms in other vascular territories are lacking. We aimed to investigate the prevalence of ECAA in patients with an intracranial aneurysm (IA). METHODS: We used prospectively collected databases of consecutive patients registered at the University Medical Center Utrecht with an unruptured intracranial aneurysm (UIA) or aneurysmal Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131102/a-case-of-a-4-year-old-female-with-a-primary-spinal-malignancy-presenting-with-froin-s-syndrome
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Andrew T Hale, Gregory P Fricker, Travis W Crook
We report the case of a 4-year-old female with a primary extradural intramedullary atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) leading to a middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarct and Froin's syndrome. She presented with a 6-pound weight loss over the previous week, as well as a decreased urinary output and an altered mental status. She underwent a brain MRI that revealed a left MCA infarct, mild ventriculomegaly, and bilateral internal carotid artery, M1, and A1 stenosis. An external ventricular drain (EVD) was placed due to increased intracranial pressure...
November 2, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121822/investigation-of-efficacy-of-treatment-in-spinal-cord-injury-erythropoietin-versus-methylprednisolone
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Okan Ozkunt, Kerim Sariyilmaz, Halil Can Gemalmaz, Seren Gülsen Gürgen, Ulaş Yener, Fatih Dikici
BACKGROUND: Investigation of the expression of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-β and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) in rats with spinal cord injury as a marker of neurologic recovery between groups treated with erythropoietin (EPO) and methylprednisolone (MP). METHODS: Thirty adult female rats were randomly divided into three even groups. A laminectomy was applied to thoracic ninth vertebra and contusion injury was induced by extradural application of an aneurysm clip...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119042/extradural-hemangioma-mimicking-a-dumbbell-nerve-sheath-tumor-in-the-thoracolumbar-spine-case-report
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Sourabh Chachan, H R Bin Abd Razak, W Lim Loo, C Sheng Tan, S K Dinesh
Background: Extradural hemangiomas are rare, have varied and challenging clinical presentations, and require special considerations from the management point of view. Case Description: A 70-year-old female presented with back pain that was ultimately attributed to a thoracolumbar extra-dural "dumbbell" hemangioma. Following surgical resection, the patient did well. Conclusion: Extradural hemangiomas may present as spinal extradural soft tissue masses that must be differentiated from dumbbell neurofibroma...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115099/spinal-meningiomas-61-cases-with-predictors-of-early-postoperative-surgical-outcomes
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Ahmed B Bayoumi, Yosef Laviv, Ceren N Karaali, Kemal Ertilav, Umit Kepoglu, Zafer O Toktas, Deniz Konya, Ekkehard M Kasper
BACKGROUND: Spinal meningiomas are benign, well-circumscribed and slowly growing intradural tumors that compress the spinal cord. Hereby, a retrospective review of 61 spinal meningioma cases evaluated in terms of demographic, clinical, pathological and radiological features to predict the early postoperative functional outcomes. METHODS: Patients' records and MRI images of all the histologically confirmed spinal meningioma cases that underwent surgical resection at two university hospitals from January 2005 to June 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114316/pure-intra-optic-canal-schwannoma-report-of-two-cases
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Sayuru Miyamura, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Masaaki Takeda, Takafumi Mitsuhara, Masahiro Hosogai, Kazuhiko Sugiyama, Kaoru Kurisu
We report two cases of "pure intra-optic-canal schwannoma." The first patient was a 67-year-old female who presented with a visual field defect and visual impairment in the right eye, and the second patient was a 17-year-old female with progressive visual impairment. Both patients underwent tumor resection through frontotemporal craniotomy combined with extradural anterior clinoidectomy and unroofing of the optic canal. The tumors were not attached to the optic nerve (ON) and were located exclusively inside the optic canal...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114302/contrecoup-extradural-hematoma-with-coronal-suture-diastasis
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Pratap Chandra Nath, Sudhansu Sekhar Mishra, Manmath Kumar Dhir, Rama Chandra Deo, Bikash Ranjan Behera, Sitansu Kumar Rout
Extradural hematoma (EDH) generally occurs in the site of impact, that is, coup injury site. EDH is associated with fracture of skull in many a times due to direct impact. However, EDH in counter coup site is a rare occurrence. Hardly, yet, 12 cases have been reported including this case. Here, we reported a case of a 22-year-old male of contrecoup acute EDH who had sustained head injury due to fall from bike. Physical examination revealed direct impact at the left occipito-parietal region with laceration of scalp and bruise with transient loss of consciousness at the time of injury...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114293/solitary-giant-extradural-plasmacytoma
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H Raghavendra, M Dilip Kumar, Manas Panigraghi, Shailaja M Reddy
Solitary plasmacytoma of the skull is very rare, and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. It remains controversial whether solitary plasmacytoma of the skull is essentially identical with solitary plasmacytoma of bone or not. Solitary plasmacytoma of bone including solitary plasmacytoma of the skull is characterized by a radiologically solitary bone lesion, neoplastic plasma cells in the biopsy specimen, fewer than 5% plasma cells in bone marrow, <2.0 g/dl monoclonal protein in the serum when present and negative urine test for Bence Jones protein (monoclonal light chain)...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114292/vertex-extradural-hematoma-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Jayendra Kumar, Anand Prakash, Viraat Harsh, Anil Kumar
Extradural hematomas (EDHs) of vertex are rarely seen and form a small percentage of all EDH. Usual cause of an EDH located at the vertex is tearing of the superior sagittal sinus. A 35-year-old male patient was admitted to our department, with history of fall and lucid interval. Imaging studies showed contusion in the right frontal region with midline shift and bilateral EDH located at vertex which was misinterpreted as artifact or subdural hematoma. We present this rare case and briefly review the literature regarding its etiopathology and associated clinico-radiological findings...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114089/angiographic-and-clinical-characteristics-of-thoracolumbar-spinal-epidural-and-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas
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Hiro Kiyosue, Yuji Matsumaru, Yasunari Niimi, Keisuke Takai, Tomoya Ishiguro, Masafumi Hiramatsu, Kotaro Tatebayashi, Toshinori Takagi, Shinichi Yoshimura
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to compare the angiographic and clinical characteristics of spinal epidural arteriovenous fistulas (SEAVFs) and spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (SDAVFs) of the thoracolumbar spine. METHODS: A total of 168 cases diagnosed as spinal dural or extradural arteriovenous fistulas of the thoracolumbar spine were collected from 31 centers. Angiography and clinical findings, including symptoms, sex, and history of spinal surgery/trauma, were retrospectively reviewed...
November 7, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104839/thoracic-spinal-cord-glioblastoma-mimicking-epidural-abscess-case-report-and-literature-review
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Rudy Marciano, Zubair Ahammad, Victor Awuor
Spinal cord glioblastoma (SG) accounts for 1.5% of all spinal tumors and has a poor prognosis with survival ranging from 2 to 26 months from presentation. A 57-year-old male presented with one week of paraparesis and contrasted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of an epidural enhancing thoracic mass suspicious for an epidural abscess. Intraoperative and pathologic findings revealed SG. Spinal cord tumors can mimic epidural abscess on MRI. When planning to address extradural spinal pathologies, one should be cognizant of the potential for either isolated or concurrent intradural pathologies...
August 31, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082053/thoracic-synovial-cyst-at-the-th2-3-level-causing-myelopathy
#16
Martin M Sundskarð, Shahin Gaini
Intraspinal synovial cyst is a rare cause of myelopathy. These cysts present most often in the lumbar and cervical parts of the spine but are more infrequent in the thoracic spine. We present a case of a 73-year-old man with an intraspinal, extradural synovial cyst at the Th2-3 level causing paraesthesia and weakness in the legs. A laminectomy and excision of the cyst were performed and the patient recovered fully. In the thoracic spine, synovial cysts are almost exclusively found in the lower part. Laminectomy, with excision, is the treatment of choice, although steroid injections have been described...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070622/sepsis-ptosis-an-unusual-diagnosis
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Brooke Leigh Powell, Oliver Toby Charles Morgan
The authors present the case of a 19-year old man presenting to the emergency department with a 2-day history of left eye pain and ptosis, facial pain around the maxillae, coryza, headaches and fevers. He had a background of autism, mild learning disability, obsessive-compulsive disorder and asthma. Within the last month, his risperidone and sertraline doses had been increased. Basic observations and investigations suggested sepsis: tachypnoea, sinus tachycardia, fever and a raised white cell count and C reactive protein level...
October 25, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059787/letter-to-the-editor-regarding-the-extended-lateral-supraorbital-approach-and-extradural-anterior-clinoidectomy-through-a-frontopterio-orbital-window-technical-note-and-pilot-surgical-series
#18
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057366/spinal-tumour-primary-cervical-extradural-meningioma-at-an-unusual-location
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Ishita Pant, Vinod Kumar Singh Gautam, Rima Kumari, Sujata Chaturvedi
Extradural spinal meningiomas are extremely rare, more so in the cervical region. A purely extradural location as reported in this paper is quite exceptional. The authors report a case of extradural meningioma in a 50-year-old male located in the cervical spine that was surgically treated with the provisional diagnosis of a neurofibroma. Histopathological diagnosis of meningothelial meningioma was made with the routine hematoxylin and eosin (HE) stain. The origin, clinical course, radiological features, pathological findings with the differential diagnosis and surgical treatment are discussed based on a review of the literature...
September 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053056/intradural-spine-surgery-may-not-carry-an-increased-risk-of-shunt-revision-compared-with-extradural-spine-surgery-in-pediatric-patients-with-myelomeningocele
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Elizabeth N Kuhn, Betsy Hopson, Michael J Conklin, Jeffrey P Blount
OBJECTIVE Patients with myelomeningocele are often affected by scoliosis and tethered cord syndrome, and frequently require spine surgery. Intradural spine surgeries may carry an inherently higher risk of inducing shunt malfunction due to entry into the subarachnoid space. In this study, the authors sought to compare rates of shunt malfunction after intradural and extradural spine surgeries among pediatric patients with myelomeningocele. METHODS The authors reviewed records of the National Spina Bifida Program Registry for Children's Hospital of Alabama...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
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