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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140463/anatomic-investigation-of-the-trajectory-for-stereotactic-laser-amygdalohippocampectomy
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Vanessa M Holanda, Abuzer Gungor, Serhat Baydin, Erik H Middlebrooks, Shabbar F Danish
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) has emerged as a promising treatment for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Surgeons must understand the relevant anatomy that is traversed by the catheter and affected by ablation. OBJECTIVE: To study the anatomic structures crossed by the LITT catheter until it reaches the amygdala. METHODS: Three human cadaveric heads were implanted with catheters using a frameless stereotactic technique...
November 11, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111296/a-neurosurgeon-s-view-laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-of-mesial-temporal-lobe-structures
#2
Yarema B Bezchlibnyk, Jon T Willie, Robert E Gross
Stereotactic laser ablation of mesial temporal structures is a promising new surgical intervention for patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE). Since this procedure was first used to treat MTLE in 2010, the literature contains reports of 37 patients that underwent MR-guided stereotactic laser amygdalohippocampotomy (SLAH) using Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT) with at least 1year of follow-up. This early body of data suggests that SLAH is a safe and effective treatment for MTLE in properly selected patients...
October 27, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048589/impact-of-trajectory-planning-with-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-for-intracranial-electrode-implantation
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Guilherme Barros, Michael J Lang, Nikolaos Mouchtouris, Ashwini D Sharan, Chengyuan Wu
BACKGROUND: While T1-weighted gadolinium-enhanced (T1-Gd) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the standard imaging sequence for trajectory planning of stereotactic procedures, including deep brain stimulation, stereoelectroencephalography, and laser interstitial thermal therapy, susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) has been reported to demonstrate increased sensitivity for the visualization of microvasculature. OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of SWI visualization on trajectory planning for electrode implantation and evaluate the relationship between the rate of vessel-electrode intersections and intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH)...
October 18, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028584/diagnosis-and-treatment-options-for-sequelae-following-radiation-treatment-of-brain-tumors
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REVIEW
Swapnil Mehta, Aatman Shah, Henry Jung
Radiation serves an important role in the treatment of metastatic and primary brain tumors. Radiation carries a risk of post radiation treatment effects, such as pseudoprogression and radiation necrosis. The ability to differentiate between radiation necrosis, pseudoprogression, and tumor recurrence remains a diagnostic conundrum with varying treatment options. In this review, we will discuss the pathophysiology, diagnostic imaging modalities, and treatments of these post-radiation treatment effects. We focus on the latest developments in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) modalities including imaging biomarkers and the newest therapeutics such as VEGF inhibitors, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, sensitized cytotoxic T cells, and Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT)...
December 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027866/magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-as-treatment-for-intractable-insular-epilepsy-in-children
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M Scott Perry, David J Donahue, Saleem I Malik, Cynthia G Keator, Angel Hernandez, Rohit K Reddy, Freedom F Perkins, Mark R Lee, Dave F Clarke
OBJECTIVE Seizure onset within the insula is increasingly recognized as a cause of intractable epilepsy. Surgery within the insula is difficult, with considerable risks, given the rich vascular supply and location near critical cortex. MRI-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy (LiTT) provides an attractive treatment option for insular epilepsy, allowing direct ablation of abnormal tissue while sparing nearby normal cortex. Herein, the authors describe their experience using this technique in a large cohort of children undergoing treatment of intractable localization-related epilepsy of insular onset...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026310/laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-epilepsy-evidence-to-date
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REVIEW
Navika D Shukla, Allen L Ho, Arjun V Pendharkar, Eric S Sussman, Casey H Halpern
Medically intractable epilepsy is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. For those with focal epilepsy and correlated electrophysiological or radiographic features, open surgical resection can achieve high rates of seizure control, but can be associated with neurologic deficits and cognitive effects. Recent innovations have allowed for more minimally invasive methods of surgical seizure control such as magnetic resonance-guided laser interstitial therapy (MRgLITT). MRgLITT achieves the goal of ablating seizure foci while preserving neuropsycho-logical function and offering real-time feedback and monitoring of tissue ablation...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023305/insights-into-the-therapeutic-effect-of-responsive-neurostimulation-assessed-with-scalp-eeg-recording-a-case-report
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Maria Jose Bruzzone, Naoum Issa, Sandra Rose, Peter Warnke, Vernon L Towle, James X Tao, Shasha Wu
The responsive neurostimulation system (RNS) is the first closed-loop neurostimulator approved as an adjunctive treatment for adults with medically refractory focal epilepsy from no more than two seizure foci. In addition to its therapeutic effect, it provides chronic intracranial EEG recordings, with limited storage capacity. Long-term monitoring with scalp EEG recordings can provide additional information regarding seizure patterns, the efficacy of RNS stimulation in aborting individual seizures, and the net effect of RNS on seizure control...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962036/does-the-thermal-damage-estimate-correlate-with-the-magnetic-resonance-imaging-predicted-ablation-size-after-laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy
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Nitesh V Patel, Kiersten Frenchu, Shabbar F Danish
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance guided laser induced thermal therapy (LITT) is a minimally invasive method to treat a wide range of intracranial pathologies. The Arrhenius model is used to generate a thermal damage estimate (TDE) predicting ablation extent. OBJECTIVE: Evaluation and correlation of the TDE to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-estimated ablation extent in human cases. METHODS: The Medtronic Visualase system (Medtronic Inc, Dublin, Ireland) was utilized...
September 8, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945054/intracranial-stereotactic-radiosurgery
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Andrew A Fanous, Dheerendra Prasad, David Mathieu, Andrew J Fabiano
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is the use of a single high dose of radiation, stereotactically directed to an intracranial region of interest, in order to create a lesion or obliterate a preexisting one. This technology has evolved over the years into the use of multiple radiation sources oriented at a variety of angles, thus permitting the creation of various treatment target shapes. This allows for non-open surgical treatment of intracranial pathologies, which significantly decreases the risk of morbidity...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922876/visual-deficit-from-laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-for-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-anatomical-considerations
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Walter J Jermakowicz, Michael E Ivan, Iahn Cajigas, Ramses Ribot, Ignacio Jusue-Torres, Mehul B Desai, Armando Ruiz, Pierre-Francois D'Haese, Andres M Kanner, Jonathan R Jagid
BACKGROUND: Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) is quickly emerging as an effective surgical therapy for temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). One of the most frequent complications of the procedure is postoperative visual field cuts, but the physiopathology of these deficits is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate potential causes of visual deficits after LITT for TLE in an attempt to minimize this complication. METHODS: This retrospective chart review compares the case of a 24-year-old male who developed homonymous hemianopsia following LITT for TLE to 17 prior patients who underwent the procedure and suffered no visual deficit...
October 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917283/mri-guided-laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-for-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Robert Y North, Jeffrey S Raskin, Daniel J Curry
MRI-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy for epilepsy (LITT-E) has become an established, minimally invasive alternative to traditional epilepsy surgery. LITT-E is particularly valuable in cases in which open surgery poses unacceptably high morbidity or patient preference precludes craniotomy. Here we present a focused review of technical details and application of LITT to both focal and generalized epilepsy.
October 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917281/magnetic-resonance-thermometry-and-laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-for-brain-tumors
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REVIEW
Danilo Silva, Mayur Sharma, Rupa Juthani, Antonio Meola, Gene H Barnett
Recent technological advancements in intraoperative imaging are shaping the way for a new era in brain tumor surgery. Magnetic resonance thermometry has provided intraoperative real-time imaging feedback for safe and effective application of laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) in neuro-oncology. Thermal ablation has also established itself as a surgical option in epilepsy surgery and is currently used in spine oncology with promising results. This article reviews the principles and rationale as well as the clinical application of LITT for brain tumors...
October 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917280/a-novel-use-of-the-intraoperative-mri-for-metastatic-spine-tumors-laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-for-percutaneous-treatment-of-epidural-metastatic-spine-disease
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REVIEW
Jonathan G Thomas, Wajd N Al-Holou, Dhiego Chaves de Almeida Bastos, Amol J Ghia, Jing Li, Andrew J Bishop, Behrang Amini, Laurence D Rhines, Claudio E Tatsui
Spinal laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) appears to be a promising novel modality for treatment of epidural metastatic spine disease in patients who are poor candidates for larger-scale oncologic spinal surgery and can act synergetically with spinal stereotactic radiosurgery to maximize local control and palliate pain. This technique is ideally suited for the intraoperative MRI suite to monitor the extent of the ablation in the epidural space. As percutaneous navigation, imaging, and LITT technology improve, broader applicability of this minimally invasive technique in spinal oncology is foreseen...
October 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894956/the-effect-of-laser-power-blood-perfusion-thermal-and-optical-properties-of-human-liver-tissue-on-thermal-damage-in-litt
#14
Khalid Salem Shibib, Mohammed A Munshid, Hind Ali Lateef
In this work, the finite-element method (FEM) was used to predict the temperature distribution, and the thermal damage volume in human liver tissue subjected to laser in laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy (LITT). The effect of laser power, blood perfusion, and thermal and optical properties on maximum temperature and thermal damage volume were predicted using the finite-element method. A computer program was written in visual basic language, which was verified by comparing its result with data published elsewhere...
December 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699085/laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-for-epilepsy
#15
REVIEW
Eric Prince, Shahin Hakimian, Andrew L Ko, Jeffrey G Ojemann, Michelle S Kim, John W Miller
MRI-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy (MgLiTT) uses a narrow diameter cannula to stereotactically target and heat deeper cerebral structures. This technique produces a precise lesion in the brain with great reliability because the localized tissue temperature change is monitored in real time. Because MgLiTT minimizes injury to surrounding brain, it appears to have a lower risk of affecting normal neurological function, and because it is done through a burr hole, there is less operative risk, less discomfort, and shorter hospitalizations...
September 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665249/improved-operative-efficiency-using-a-real-time-mri-guided-stereotactic-platform-for-laser-amygdalohippocampotomy
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Allen L Ho, Eric S Sussman, Arjun V Pendharkar, Scheherazade Le, Alessandra Mantovani, Alaine C Keebaugh, David R Drover, Gerald A Grant, Max Wintermark, Casey H Halpern
OBJECTIVE MR-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy (MRgLITT) is a minimally invasive method for thermal destruction of benign or malignant tissue that has been used for selective amygdalohippocampal ablation for the treatment of temporal lobe epilepsy. The authors report their initial experience adopting a real-time MRI-guided stereotactic platform that allows for completion of the entire procedure in the MRI suite. METHODS Between October 2014 and May 2016, 17 patients with mesial temporal sclerosis were selected by a multidisciplinary epilepsy board to undergo a selective amygdalohippocampal ablation for temporal lobe epilepsy using MRgLITT...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591480/laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-a-first-line-treatment-for-seizures-due-to-hypothalamic-hamartoma
#17
REVIEW
Victor X Du, Shashank V Gandhi, Harold L Rekate, Ashesh D Mehta
Successful treatment of hypothalamic hamartoma (HH) can result in the resolution of its sequelae including epilepsy and rage attacks. Risks and morbidity of open surgical management of this lesion have motivated the development of laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) as a less invasive treatment approach to the disease. Although overall morbidity and risk would appear to be lower, complications related to LITT therapy have been reported, and the longer-term follow-up that is now possible after initial experience helps address the question of whether LITT provides equivalent efficacy compared to other treatment options...
June 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502693/prolonged-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-following-laser-interstitial-ablation-in-epilepsy-a-case-series-with-a-case-report-of-postablation-optic-neuritis
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Saint-Aaron Morris, Matthew Rollo, Patrick Rollo, Jessica Johnson, Gerald A Grant, Elliott Friedman, Giridhar Kalamangalam, Nitin Tandon
OBJECTIVE: Laser interstitial thermal therapy has become increasingly popular for targeting epileptic foci in a minimally invasive fashion. Despite its use in >1000 patients, the long-term effects of photothermal injury on brain physiology remain poorly understood. METHODS: We prospectively followed clinical and radiographic courses of 13 patients undergoing laser ablation for focal epilepsy by the senior author (N.T.). Only patients with nonenhancing lesions and patients who had a delayed postoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan with gadolinium administration approximately 6 months after ablation were considered...
August 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484885/the-comparative-accuracy-of-the-rosa-stereotactic-robot-across-a-wide-range-of-clinical-applications-and-registration-techniques
#19
Nicholas J Brandmeir, Sandip Savaliya, Pratik Rohatgi, Michael Sather
Robot-assisted stereotactic neurosurgery is an emerging technology with a growing range of applications. The ROSA system is a robotic stereotactic system that has been shown to be accurate in laboratory studies and large case series. The goal of this study was to examine the accuracy of the ROSA across different registration methods as well as different clinical applications. Sixteen patients with one hundred and seventeen stereotactic trajectories were examined. Accuracy was compared by measuring the distance between the trajectory target and the actual termination of the device as determined by imaging...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370739/imaging-of-laser-therapy-in-epilepsy
#20
Lidia M Nagae, Justin M Honce, Eric Nyberg, Steven Ojemann, Aviva Abosch, Cornelia N Drees
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: MR-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy (MRgLITT) is an increasingly popular neuroablative method for the surgical treatment of epilepsy patients. This article intends to demonstrate the utility and pitfalls of imaging in the context of patient care with MRgLITT. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective review of the medical records and imaging database with six illustrative cases selected to demonstrate the use of imaging throughout patient management with MRgLITT in diverse clinical situations and pathologies...
May 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
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