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Endoscopic endonasal surgery

E Mazerand, N Karmani, L Le Fournier, L Laccourreye, H-D Fournier
INTRODUCTION: The image-guided transoral approach (IGTOA) provides a safe exposure to skull base midline lesions and the ventral aspect of the craniovertebral junction (CVJ). The IGTOA has several advantages: the head being placed in the extended position, it decreases the brainstem angulation during surgery; the approach being done through the avascular median pharyngeal raphe, not only lowers the bleeding risk but also provides a direct access to the bony pathology and granulation tissue accessible only via the ventral route...
October 19, 2016: Neuro-Chirurgie
Juan Luis Gómez-Amador, Luis Alberto Ortega-Porcayo, Isaac Jair Palacios-Ortíz, Alexander Perdomo-Pantoja, Felipe Eduardo Nares-López, Alfredo Vega-Alarcón
Brainstem cavernous malformations are challenging due to the critical anatomy and potential surgical risks. Anterolateral, lateral, and dorsal surgical approaches provide limited ventral exposure of the brainstem. The authors present a case of a midline ventral pontine cavernous malformation resected through an endoscopic endonasal transclival approach based on minimal brainstem transection, negligible cranial nerve manipulation, and a straightforward trajectory. Technical and reconstruction technique advances in endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery provide a direct, safe, and effective corridor to the brainstem...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
Nathan T Zwagerman, Georgios Zenonos, Stefan Lieber, Wei-Hsin Wang, Eric W Wang, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda, Carl H Snyderman, Paul A Gardner
The endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) has significantly evolved since its initial uses in pituitary and sinonasal surgery. The literature is filled with reports and case series demonstrating efficacy and advantages for the entire ventral skull base. With competence in 'minimally invasive' parasellar approaches, larger and more complex approaches were developed to utilize the endonasal corridor to create maximally invasive endoscopic skull base procedures. The challenges of these more complex endoscopic procedures include a long learning curve and navigating in a narrow corridor; reconstruction of defects presented new challenges and early experience revealed a significantly higher risk of cerebrospinal fluid leak...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Huang Guo-Dong, Ji Tao, Yang Ji-Hu, Zheng Wen-Jian, Zhang Xie-Jun, Guo Jian, Li Zhen, Jiang Tai-Peng, Ding Jian-Jun, Gao Yong-Zhong, Liu Wenlan, Li Wei-Ping
BACKGROUND: To compare the clinical outcomes and complications of 247 pituitary tumor patients managed by endoscopic and microscopic approaches in our hospital. METHODS: The authors performed a retrospective review of 100 pituitary tumor patients treated by endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery (ETS) and 147 patients treated by microscopic transsphenoidal surgery (MTS) at our center from January 2007 to July 2014. The tumors were stratified by Knosp classification and modified Hardy classification, and tumor gross total resection (GTR)/remission rate, visual improvement rate, complications, operation time, intraoperative bleeding and length of hospital stay were compared between ETS and MTS...
October 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Tao Xie, Wei Sun, Xiaobiao Zhang, Tengfei Liu, Hailing Ding, Fan Hu, Yong Yu, Ye Gu
BACKGROUND: In this study, we investigated the value of three-dimensional (3D) fast-imaging employing steady-state acquisition (FIESTA) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in detecting non-iatrogenic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhoea and compared it with regular MRI and 3D magnetisation prepared rapid acquisition gradient echo (MPRAGE) MRI sequences, as well as high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) imaging. We also present the endoscopic experiences of such cases. METHOD: From June 2011 to Feb 2016, 17 patients with non-iatrogenic cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea were included...
October 13, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
G L Fadda, M Berrone, E Crosetti, G Succo
The widespread use of dental implants and reconstructive procedures for their positioning has led to an increase in sinonasal complications of dental disease and treatment (SCDDT). Diagnosis requires accurate dental and rhinological evaluation, including computed tomography (CT). The aim of this study is to investigate a multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of SCDDT by combining endoscopic endonasal surgery (EES) and an intraoral approach on the basis of a preliminary classification system already proposed by other authors...
August 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Stefan Linsler, Sebastian Antes, Sebastian Senger, Joachim Oertel
OBJECTIVE: The safety of endoscopic skull base surgery can be enhanced by accurate navigation in preoperative computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Here, we report our initial experience of real-time intraoperative CT-guided navigation surgery for pituitary tumors in childhood. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We report the case of a 15-year-old girl with a huge growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma with supra- and perisellar extension. Furthermore, the skull base was infiltrated...
October 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Sercan Gode, Huseyin Biceroglu, Goksel Turhal, Umut Erdogan, Murat S Ates, Isa Kaya, Erkin Ozgiray, Rasit Midilli, Bulent Karci
Endoscopic endonasal approach has been successfully used for the management of pituitary tumors; however, the loss of septal mucosa especially around sphenoethmoidal recess and posterior nasal septum might be a disadvantage of this technique. The aim of this study is to describe a variation of the endonasal approach, "double nasoseptal flap" technique in endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary surgery, and to evaluate its outcomes. The technique depends on fully harvested bigger nasoseptal flap on one side and smaller on the other...
September 28, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Ji Hwan Jang, Kyu Hong Kim, Young Min Lee, Joon Soo Kim, Young Zoon Kim
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to report the results of pure endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgeries (EETSS) for pituitary adenomas (PAs) and to evaluate the efficacy and safety of this procedure. Additionally, we tried to determine the predicting factors for progression of PAs. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 331 consecutive patients who underwent pure EETSS of newly diagnosed PAs between April 1998 and December 2014. Demographic, endocrinological, and radiological features and their outcomes, complications, and hospital stay durations were retrospectively assessed in these patients...
September 20, 2016: World Neurosurgery
R Green, R Gohil, P Ross
BACKGROUND: Historically dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) has been performed externally with very good outcomes. Current literature shows comparable success rates between endonasal and external approaches. A common reason for the failure of a DCR is the reclosure of the nasolacrimal stoma by granulation tissue and synechiae. OBJECTIVE OF REVIEW: A systematic review and critical evaluation of the evidence relating to the preservation of nasal mucosal flaps in DCR surgery...
September 23, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Do Hyun Kim, Yong-Kil Hong, Sin-Soo Jeun, Jae-Sung Park, Ki Hwan Jung, Soo Whan Kim, Jin Hee Cho, Yong Jin Park, Yun Jin Kang, Sung Won Kim
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical features of invagination of the sphenoid sinus mucosa (ISM) and compare them with other similar cases using a visual analog scale (VAS) to assess the various nasal symptoms and to discuss its clinical significance and means of prevention. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review at a tertiary referral center. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2015, 8 patients who had undergone EETSA surgery displayed postoperative ISM...
2016: PloS One
Mohammad Ebrahim Yarmohammadi, Hassan Ghasemi, Farhad Jafari, Pupak Izadi, Mohammadreza Jalali Nadoushan, Narges Saghari Chin
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of a teamwork revision endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) in eyes with previously failed external DCR. METHODS: This retrospective study was performed on 50 failed external DCR subjects who underwent a teamwork revision endoscopic DCR by an ophthalmologist and an otolaryngologist. Paranasal sinus CT scanning was performed for each patient before the revision surgery. During surgery, any abnormal tissue noticed before silicone intubation was sent for pathological evaluation...
July 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
Vaclav Masopust, David Netuka, Daniel Horinek, Mikulas Kosak, Vaclav Hana, Michal Krsek
INTRODUCTION: To increase radicality and avoid surgical complications new treatment options are under investigation. One of the promising possibilities is to assess early morning cortisol levels on the first and second postoperative day. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We enrolled 34 patients (9 males, 25 females) diagnosed with Cushing's disease. Blood samples to determine cortisol level were taken always at 06:00 and sent to the lab. The samples were taken on the first and second postoperative day...
July 16, 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
Jinsen Zhang, Shugang Xu, Qinglin Liu, Xueen Li, Deze Jia, Gang Li
BACKGROUND: Intracranial schwannomas usually arise from sensory nerves with a predilection for the trigeminal nerve and the vestibular component of the eighth cranial nerve (VIII). Schwannoma arising in the sella and extending into the suprasellar region is exceedingly rare and easily misdiagnosed as pituitary macroadenoma. Only 26 cases of intrasellar schwannomas have been reported in the literature. CASE DESCRIPTION: A patient with an intrasellar schwannoma and suprasellar extension was presurgically diagnosed as having pituitary macroadenoma...
September 6, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Yuta Murakami, Taku Sato, Shinya Jinguji, Yugo Kishida, Tadashi Watanabe, Osamu Suzuki, Kazuhiko Ikeda, Miyuki Homma, Sanae Midorikawa, Kiyoshi Saito
We report a rare case of primary pituitary lymphoma in a 75-year-old immunocompetent woman. The patient was blind in the right eye and presented with visual disturbance in the left eye that started 2 months previously. She also exhibited right third and fifth cranial nerve palsy. Magnetic resonance imaging(MRI)revealed an intrasellar mass lesion with right cavernous sinus invasion and suprasellar extension with compression of the optic chiasm. The mass lesion was isointense on both T1WI and T2WI, and showed less enhancement than a normal pituitary gland on gadolinium-enhanced T1WI...
September 2016: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
D Fomichev, P Kalinin, M Kutin, O Sharipov
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 3, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Omur Gunaldi, Hakan Kina, Osman Tanriverdi, Uzay Erdogan, Lütfi Şinasi Postalci
OBJECTIVE: In recent years, endoscope started to be used for the excision of the brainstem lesions or those localized in the anterior part of the brainstem. In this paper a case of clival meningioma resected through endoscopic endonasal transclival route has been presented with illustrations, live surgery videos demonstrating the surgery step by step. CASE REPORT: A 35-year-old male patient consulted to us with dysphagia,and impaired consciousness. MR imaging detected a mass lesion with a wide base localized clivus and anterior part of brainstem...
May 25, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
Fatih Kuzu, Mustafa Unal, Sanser Gul, Taner Bayraktaroglu
Pituitary apoplexy is a medical condition that needs urgent diagnosis and treatment. It may occur spontaneously or may be precipitated by a variety of reasons including dynamic endocrine tests. Although pituitary apoplexy is usually seen in non-functional pituitary adenoma, it can also be seen in ACTH secreting macroadenomas. ACTH secreting adenomas present usually as microadenomas and in these patients apoplexy is rarely seen. In this paper we present a 30 years old male patient with a history of Cushing's disease who suffered from pituitary apoplexy after1 mg dexamethasone suppression test...
February 5, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
Sivashanmugam Dhandapani, Harminder Singh, Hazem M Negm, Salomon Cohen, Vijay K Anand, Theodore H Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Despite the substantial impact of cavernous sinus invasion(CSI) in pituitary adenoma surgery, its radiological determination has been inconsistent and variable, with unclear role of endonasal endoscopic surgery. This is a systematic review and pooled data meta-analysis of literature to ascertain the best radiological criteria for CSI, and verify the efficacy and safety of endonasal endoscopic approach. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE database(1993-2015) to identify studies on radiological criteria for CSI, and endonasal surgery...
August 30, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Hirohiko Kakizaki, Yoshiyuki Kitaguchi, Yasuhiro Takahashi, Jacqueline Mupas-Uy, Hidenori Mito
PURPOSE: To examine the surgical outcome of three-flap external dacryocystorhinostomy (3-flap ex-DCR) based on the most common site of granulation occurrence in no-flap endonasal DCR (no-flap en-DCR). METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study. We first examined the location of granulation occurrence in the osteotomy site using nasal endoscopy after no-flap en-DCR on 53 sides of 37 patients (5 male, 32 female) with nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Based on the results of this surgery, we performed 3-flap ex-DCR on 70 sides of 61 patients (18 male, 43 female) with nasolacrimal duct obstruction...
September 2, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
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