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Endoscopic endonasal surgery

Francisco Vaz-Guimaraes, Maria Koutourousiou, John R de Almeida, Elizabeth C Tyler-Kabara, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda, Eric W Wang, Carl H Snyderman, Paul A Gardner
OBJECTIVE Epidermoid and dermoid cysts may be found along the cranial base and are commonly resected via open transcranial approaches. The use of endoscopic endonasal approaches for resection of these tumors has been rarely reported. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 21 patients who underwent endoscopic endonasal surgery for epidermoid and dermoid cyst resection at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center between January 2005 and June 2014. Surgical outcomes and variables that might affect the extent of resection and complications were analyzed...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
Teishiki Shibata, Motoki Tanikawa, Tomohiro Sakata, Mitsuhito Mase
Craniopharyngiomas are benign tumors and account for approximately 5.6-13% of all intracranial tumors in children. Diagnosis of pediatric craniopharyngioma is often delayed until the tumor becomes relatively large and manifests severe visual and/or endocrine disturbance. Endoscopic endonasal approaches have recently been introduced to surgery for craniopharyngioma. These techniques, however, have rarely been utilized in patients affected with craniopharyngioma as young as 1 year old. This report documents a 12-month-old male infant with sellar craniopharyngioma who presented with acute total vision loss...
March 14, 2018: Pediatric Neurosurgery
Alexandre Bossi Todeschini, Alaa S Montaser, Douglas A Hardesty, Ricardo L Carrau, Daniel M Prevedello
Endoscopic endonasal approaches (EEA) have gained popularity and acceptance in skull base surgery over the last two decades. So-called expanded EEA allow access in the sagittal plane from the frontal sinus to the odontoid process. The endoscopic endonasal transclival approach allows a unique trajectory into the midline clivus and skull base that is unachievable from traditional craniotomy approaches to lesions such as chondrosarcomas, chordomas, and posterior fossa meningiomas. In this review, we will assess the benefits and drawbacks to using an endoscopic endonasal approach versus transcranial approach to these challenging lesions, assess the anatomical limits of endoscopic endonasal transclival surgery, and discuss the published literature on the topic...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
Fumihiko Nishimura, Young-Su Park, Yasushi Motoyama, Ichiro Nakagawa, Shuichi Yamada, Hiroyuki Nakase
BACKGROUND: Xanthomatous pituitary diseases rarely occur in childhood. We report a rare pediatric case of a xanthogranuloma that developed in the sellar region resulting in visual disturbance that was successfully treated by endoscopic endonasal surgery. CASE DESCRIPTIONS: A 13-year-old boy came to us with a headache and visual disturbance that had occurred 1 month prior. Clinical examination findings showed that he was alert with signs of bitemporal hemianopsia, an endocrinological examination showed partial hypopituitarism, and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a cystic mass in the sellar turcica compressing the optic apparatus...
March 7, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Kyung Hwan Kim, Yong Hwy Kim, Yun-Sik Dho, Jung Hee Kim, Sang Duk Hong, Jung Won Choi, Ho Jun Seol, Do-Hyun Nam, Jung-Il Lee, Chul-Kee Park, Doo-Sik Kong
OBJECTIVE: Despite advances in endoscopic techniques, retrochiasmatic craniopharyngiomas are difficult to remove completely, because the low-lying optic chiasm often provides an obstacle to endoscopic endonasal approach. This study aimed to identify the endoscopic surgical outcomes of the retrochiasmatic CP and resolve the issues related to the low-lying optic chiasm. METHODS: The authors reviewed 154 consecutive patients with craniopharyngioma who underwent endonasal endoscopic resection from February 2009 to April 2017 at two independent institutions...
March 7, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Yang Ji-Hu, Huang Guo-Dong, Ji Tao, Wang Hai-Dong, Liu Yu-Fei, Guo Jian, Li Zhen, Li Wei-Ping
OBJECTIVE: To explore the surgical methods and clinical effect of endoscopic endonasal approaches for the treatment of invasive pituitary adenomas(IPA). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the clinical data of 74 patients(75 procedures) with invasive pituitary adenomas treated by different endoscopic endonasal approaches at the Department of Neurosurgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Shenzhen University from May 2014 to August 2017. The data include clinical manifestation, imaging features, surgical methods and complications, resection rate, cure rate, prognosis and complications in different Knosp classifications and Hardy stages...
March 7, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Bin Tang, Limin Xiao, Shenhao Xie, Guanlin Huang, Zhigang Wang, Dongwei Zhou, Erming Zeng, Tao Hong
OBJECTIVES: Removal of recurrent or residual symptomatic craniopharyngiomas is more challenging than the primary surgery. The extended endoscopic endonasal (EEE) approach has been proposed an alternative surgical route for removal of various suprasellar tumors including craniopharyngiomas currently. In this study, we summarized the operative experience and described the feasibility and advantages of this technique in recurrent or residual symptomatic craniopharyngiomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 15 patients (9 males and 6 females) whom underwent EEE approach between April 2012 and February 2017, were included in this study...
February 6, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Walid I Essayed, Prashin Unadkat, Ahmed Hosny, Sarah Frisken, Marcio S Rassi, Srinivasan Mukundan, James C Weaver, Ossama Al-Mefty, Alexandra J Golby, Ian F Dunn
OBJECTIVE Endoscopic endonasal approaches are increasingly performed for the surgical treatment of multiple skull base pathologies. Preventing postoperative CSF leaks remains a major challenge, particularly in extended approaches. In this study, the authors assessed the potential use of modern multimaterial 3D printing and neuronavigation to help model these extended defects and develop specifically tailored prostheses for reconstructive purposes. METHODS Extended endoscopic endonasal skull base approaches were performed on 3 human cadaveric heads...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
Brandon Lucke-Wold, Erik C Brown, Justin S Cetas, Aclan Dogan, Sachin Gupta, Timothy E Hullar, Timothy L Smith, Jeremy N Ciporen
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks occur in approximately 10% of patients undergoing a translabyrinthine, retrosigmoid, or middle fossa approach for vestibular schwannoma resection. Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea also results from trauma, neoplasms, and congenital defects. A high degree of difficulty in repair sometimes requires repetitive microsurgical revisions-a rate of 10% of cases is often cited. This can not only lead to morbidity but is also costly and burdensome to the health care system. In this case-based theoretical analysis, the authors summarize the literature regarding endoscopic endonasal techniques to obliterate the eustachian tube (ET) as well as compare endoscopic endonasal versus open approaches for repair...
March 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
Daniel L Faden, Marion A Hughes, Philippe Lavigne, Brian T Jankowitz, Eric W Wang, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda, Paul A Gardner, Carl H Snyderman
BACKGROUND: Nontraumatic pseudoaneurysms of the cranial base are rare and present unique diagnostic and treatment dilemmas compared with both true aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms outside of the cranial base. There is a dearth of knowledge regarding the management of these complicated lesions. METHODS: Nontraumatic pseudoaneurysms of the cranial base internal carotid artery (ICA) were retrospectively identified at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center through a key word search of cranial base cases from 2010 to 2017...
February 27, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
Do Hyun Kim, Yong-Kil Hong, Sin-Soo Jeun, Jae-Sung Park, Soo Whan Kim, Jin Hee Cho, Yong Jin Park, Junghwan Kim, Moon Il Park, Sung Won Kim
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effect of rhinosinusitis in patients who undergo surgery via the endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach (EETSA). METHODS: The authors retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients who underwent surgery via the EETSA between February 2009 and November 2016. In total, 505 patients were included in the study. Preoperative paranasal sinus computed tomography, sellar magnetic resonance imaging, and nasal endoscopy were performed for all the patients...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Murat Kutlay, Abdullah Durmaz, İlker Özer, Cahit Kural, Çağlar Temiz, Serdar Kaya, İlker Solmaz, Mehmet Daneyemez, Yusuf Izci
OBJECTIVE: With the use of multiple endoscopic endonasal surgical corridors, extended endoscopic endonasal approaches (EEEAs) are now being used to treat a wide range of ventral skull base lesions. Our aim was to present our experience with EEEAs to the ventral skull base lesions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study group consisted of 106 patients (57 men and 49 women) who underwent surgery for skull base lesions using EEEAs from 2010 to 2017. The EEEA was most commonly used for giant pituitary macroadenomas, sinonasal malignancies, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks, meningiomas, craniopharyngiomas, and fibro-osseous lesions...
February 21, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Maria Koutourousiou, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda, Eric W Wang, Carl H Snyderman, Paul A Gardner
The proximity of craniopharyngiomas to vital neurovascular structures and their high recurrence rates make them one of the most challenging brain tumors to treat. Although surgery remains the first line of therapy and offers the best chance of radical resection and oncological cure, the high recurrence tendency of craniopharyngiomas, even after apparent total removal, often makes adjuvant treatment essential. The endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) has been recently introduced as a treatment option for both pediatric and adult craniopharyngiomas, rapidly gaining wide acceptance over the traditional transcranial approaches...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
Eric C Mason, Patricia A Hudgins, Gustavo Pradilla, Nelson M Oyesiku, C Arturo Solares
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic endonasal surgery of the skull base requires expert knowledge of the anatomy and a systematic approach. The vidian canal is regarded as a reliable landmark to localize the petrous internal carotid artery (pICA) near the second genu, which can be used for orientation in deep skull base approaches. There is controversy about the relationship between the vidian canal and the pICA. OBJECTIVE: To further establish the vertical relationship between the vidian canal and the pICA to aid in surgical approaches to the skull base...
February 21, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
Kenji Kondo, Shintaro Baba, Sayaka Suzuki, Hironobu Nishijima, Shu Kikuta, Tatsuya Yamasoba
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to examine variations in the location of the infraorbital nerve relative to postoperative maxillary cysts to assess the potential risk of nerve injury during endonasal marsupialization. METHODS: Coronal computed tomography images of 130 patients (162 sides) with postoperative maxillary cysts who visited our clinic between 2003 and 2014 were reviewed from the viewpoint of the anatomical relationship between the infraorbital nerves and cysts...
February 20, 2018: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
Alberto Di Somma, Ariel Matias Kaen, Eugenio Cárdenas Ruiz-Valdepeñas, Luigi Maria Cavallo
In this study we report an uncommon endoscopic endonasal image of an atrophic optic nerve as seen after surgical removal of a suprasellar meningioma. The peculiarity of this case is the long-lasting underestimated ocular symptomatology of the patient who reported a 15-year history of impairment of vision on her left eye. After making serendipitously the diagnosis of a suprasellar mass, an endoscopic endonasal surgery was performed and, at the end of tumor removal, the impressive left optic nerve atrophy due to enduring local compression was visualized...
February 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Daniel H Coelho, Taylor S Pence, Mostafa Abdel-Hamid, Richard M Costanzo
OBJECTIVE: All successful endonasal surgery, including functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), depends on knowledge of both anatomy and the specific variations that can occur between and within patients. Familiarity with these structures is a critical component in preventing complications from these procedures, and failure to understand subtle variation can have disastrous results. The aim of this study was to characterize the anatomical variations (if any) of the cribriform plate using a large cadaveric sample set...
February 13, 2018: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
Stephen J Johans, Kevin N Swong, Daniel J Burkett, Michael P Wemhoff, Sean M Lew, Chirag R Patel, Anand V Germanwala
Superficial siderosis (SS) of the CNS is a rare and often unrecognized condition. Caused by hemosiderin deposition from chronic, repetitive hemorrhage in the subarachnoid space, it results in parenchymal damage in the subpial layers of the brain and spinal cord. T2-weighted MRI shows the characteristic hypointensity of hemosiderin deposition, classically occurring around the cerebellum, brainstem, and spinal cord. Patients present with progressive gait ataxia and sensorineural hearing impairment. Although there have been several studies, case reports, and review articles over the years, the clear pathophysiology of subarachnoid space hemorrhage remains to be elucidated...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Zixiang Cong, Kaidong Liu, Guodao Wen, Liang Qiao, Handong Wang, Chiyuan Ma
Postoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks still occur in patients without intraoperative CSF leaks after endoscopic endonasal pituitary adenoma surgery. We propose a reconstructive technique, the sellar floor flap (SFF), for universal sellar anatomical reconstruction. A total of 113 patients without intraoperative CSF leaks after endoscopic endonasal pituitary adenoma surgery from July 2013 to June 2016 were reviewed: 43 underwent sellar reconstruction with the SFF (the SFF group) and 70 underwent sellar packing only (the nonreconstruction group)...
February 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Chandrashekhar E Deopujari, Vikram S Karmarkar, Nishit Shah, Ravindran Vashu, Rahul Patil, Chandan Mohanty, Salman Shaikh
INTRODUCTION: Craniopharyngiomas are dysontogenic tumors with benign histology but aggressive behavior. The surgical challenges posed by the tumor are well recognized. Neuroendoscopy has recently contributed to its surgical management. This study focuses on our experience in managing craniopharyngiomas in recent years, highlighting the role of combined endoscopic trans-ventricular and endonasal approach. CASE SERIES: Ninety-two patients have been treated for craniopharyngioma from 2000 to 2016 by the senior author...
February 12, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
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