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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104943/disseminated-gestational-choriocarcinoma-presenting-with-hepatic-and-uveal-metastases-hook-effect-and-choriocarcinoma-syndrome
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Yashant Aswani, Hemangini Thakkar, Priya Hira
Choriocarcinoma is a human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG)-secreting tumor that comprises vascular channels. It has a tendency for widespread metastasis, common sites for which include the lung, vagina, brain, liver, bone, intestine, and kidney. We describe a 30-year-old female who presented with hepatitis-like features and bilateral diminution of vision, and subsequently developed hemothorax and hemoperitoneum-all rare and seemingly unrelated manifestations which were finally attributable to metastases from gestational choriocarcinoma...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103603/real-time-ultrasound-guided-catheter-navigation-for-approaching-deep-seated-brain-lesions-role-of-intraoperative-neurosonography-with-and-without-fusion-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Sunil Manjila, Aditya Karhade, Ji Hoon Phi, R Michael Scott, Edward R Smith
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Brain shift during the exposure of cranial lesions may reduce the accuracy of frameless stereotaxy. We describe a rapid, safe, and effective method to approach deep-seated brain lesions using real-time intraoperative ultrasound placement of a catheter to mark the dissection trajectory to the lesion. METHODS: With Institutional Review Board approval, we retrospectively reviewed the radiographic, pathologic, and intraoperative data of 11 pediatric patients who underwent excision of 12 lesions by means of this technique...
January 20, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069040/anti-inflammatory-and-immune-regulatory-effects-of-acupuncture-after-craniotomy-study-protocol-for-a-parallel-group-randomized-controlled-trial
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Seung-Yeon Cho, Seung-Bo Yang, Hee Sup Shin, Seung Hwan Lee, Jun Seok Koh, Seungwon Kwon, Woo-Sang Jung, Sang-Kwan Moon, Jung-Mi Park, Chang-Nam Ko, Seong-Uk Park
BACKGROUND: Despite recent advances in the medical and surgical fields, complications such as infection, pneumonia, or brain swelling may occur after a craniotomy. In some patients, perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis causes adverse effects such as itching, rash, or digestive conditions. Certain patients still develop infections severe enough to require a repeat operation despite antibiotic prophylaxis. Acupuncture has been used to treat inflammatory conditions, and many basic and clinical studies have provided evidence of its anti-inflammatory and immune regulatory effects...
January 10, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059647/simulating-vasogenic-brain-edema-using-chronic-vegf-infusion
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Martin Piazza, Jeeva Munasinghe, Roger Murayi, Nancy Edwards, Blake Montgomery, Stuart Walbridge, Marsha Merrill, Prashant Chittiboina
OBJECTIVE To study peritumoral brain edema (PTBE), it is necessary to create a model that accurately simulates vasogenic brain edema (VBE) without introducing a complicated tumor environment. PTBE associated with brain tumors is predominantly a result of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) secreted by brain tumors, and VEGF infusion alone can lead to histological blood-brain barrier (BBB) breakdown in the absence of tumor. VBE is intimately linked to BBB breakdown. The authors sought to establish a model for VBE with chronic infusion of VEGF that can be validated by serial in-vivo MRI and histological findings...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048158/su-f-i-26-maximum-likelihood-and-nested-model-selection-techniques-for-pharmacokinetic-analysis-of-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-in-patients-with-glioblastoma-tumors
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H Bagher-Ebadian, A Dehkordi, J Ewing
PURPOSE: This pilot study introduces a novel approach for estimation of pharmacokinetic parameters in dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI). In this study Maximum Likelihood (ML) and Nested Model Selection (NMS) techniques are combined to construct an approximately unbiased estimator for DCE-MRI data analysis. METHODS: DCE T1-weighted MRI using the contrast agent (CA) gadopentetate dimeglumine was performed on 20 patients with Glioblastoma tumor...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025080/expression-of-mtorc1-2-related-proteins-in-primary-and-brain-metastatic-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Ildikó Krencz, Anna Sebestyén, Katalin Fábián, Ágnes Márk, Judit Moldvay, András Khoor, László Kopper, Judit Pápay
Brain metastases are common complications of adenocarcinomas of the lung and are associated with a poor prognosis. Although an increasing amount of data indicates that dysregulated activity of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) can influence the metastatic potential of various tumors, the role of mTOR complexes in the development of brain metastases from adenocarcinomas of the lung is largely unknown. To estimate mTOR activity, we studied the expression of mTOR related proteins (mTORC1: p-mTOR, p-S6; mTORC2: p-mTOR, Rictor) in primary (n=67) and brain metastatic (n=67) lung adenocarcinomas, including 15 paired tissue samples, using immunohistochemistry and tissue microarrays...
December 23, 2016: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018467/a-rare-case-of-dysembryoplastic-neuroepithelial-tumor-combined-with-encephalocraniocutaneous-lipomatosis-and-intractable-seizures
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Jee-Yeon Han, Mi-Sun Yum, Eun-Hee Kim, Seokho Hong, Tae-Sung Ko
Encephalocraniocutaneous lipomatosis (ECCL) is a rare neurocutaneous syndrome that affects ectomesodermal tissues (skin, eyes, adipose tissue, and brain). The neurologic manifestations associated with ECCL are various including seizures. However, ECCL patients very rarely develop brain tumors that originate from the neuroepithelium. This is the first described case of ECCL in combination with dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNET) that presented with intractable seizures. A 7-year-old girl was admitted to our center because of ECCL and associated uncontrolled seizures...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012127/fluorescein-sodium-guided-resection-of-cerebral-metastases-an-update
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Julius Höhne, Christoph Hohenberger, Martin Proescholdt, Markus J Riemenschneider, Christina Wendl, Alexander Brawanski, Karl-Michael Schebesch
BACKGROUND: Cerebral metastasis (CM) is the most common malignancy affecting the brain. In patients eligible for surgery, complete tumor removal is the most important predictor of overall survival and neurological outcome. The emergence of surgical microscopes fitted with a fluorescein-specific filter have facilitated fluorescein-guided microsurgery and identification of tumor tissue. In 2012, we started evaluating fluorescein (FL) with the dedicated microscope filter in cerebral metastases (CM)...
February 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009229/transoral-robotic-surgery-for-sellar-tumors-first-clinical-study
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Dorian Chauvet, Stéphane Hans, Antoine Missistrano, Celeste Rebours, Wissame El Bakkouri, Guillaume Lot
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to confirm the feasibility of an innovative transoral robotic surgery (TORS), using the da Vinci Surgical System, for patients with sellar tumors. This technique was designed to offer a new minimally invasive approach, without soft-palate splitting, that avoids the rhinological side effects of classic endonasal approaches. METHODS The authors performed a prospective study of TORS in patients with symptomatic sellar tumors. Specific anatomical features were required for inclusion in the study and were determined on the basis of preoperative open-mouth CT scans of the brain...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005818/multimodal-neuronavigation-in-microsurgery-resection-of-brainstem-tumors
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Fang Zhang, WenMing Hong, Yan Guo, QianYing Guo, XiaoPeng Hu
BACKGROUND: Microsurgery is a common treatment of brainstem tumors. However, misdirection, vascular damage, nerves injuries, paralysis, even death are all well-known complications, and the risk of adverse events is more likely in less experienced operators. This study was aimed to validate the accuracy of multimodal neuronavigation during microsurgery resection of brainstem tumors. METHODS: Ten patients with brainstem tumors underwent preoperative MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, computed tomography, three-dimensional print, and images loaded into the neuronavigation platform were used for its segmentation and preoperative planning...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003949/radiosurgery-to-the-postoperative-tumor-bed-for-metastatic-carcinoma-versus-whole-brain-radiation-after-surgery
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Kristen Scheitler-Ring, Bin Ge, Greg Petroski, Gregory Biedermann, N Scott Litofsky
BACKGROUND: The treatment paradigm from postoperative whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) to post-operative stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) to the tumor bed has shifted with little data to evaluate whether each treatment modality confers equivalent tumor control and survival outcomes. METHODS: Patients with surgical resection of single brain metastases from January 2010 to December 2014 were treated postoperatively with either WBRT or SRS. Retrospective patient data was compared for local control, distant brain recurrence, overall survival, and radiation complications...
November 19, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993742/immediate-titanium-mesh-implantation-for-patients-with-postcraniotomy-neurosurgical-site-infections-a-safe-and-esthetic-alternative-procedure
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Gregory Ehrlich, Stefanie Kindling, Holger Wenz, Daniel Hänggi, Dirk Michael Schulte, Peter Schmiedek, Marcel Seiz-Rosenhagen
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection (SSI) is one of the main complications after craniotomy. The incidence is up to 11% in the literature. The established procedure is debridement, removal of the bone flap and delayed cranioplasty. Delayed cranioplasty has several disadvantages. A promising approach is the immediate titanium mesh implantation at the time of wound revision. We want to report our experience with this technique with regard to outcome measured by reinfection rates and patient satisfaction...
December 16, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989972/frontal-lobe-decortication-frontal-lobectomy-with-ventricular-preservation-in-epilepsy-part-1-anatomical-landmarks-and-surgical-technique
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Hung Tzu Wen, Leila Maria Da Róz, Albert L Rhoton, Luiz Henrique Martins Castro, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira
BACKGROUND: An extensive frontal resection is a frequently performed neurosurgical procedure, especially for treating brain tumor and refractory epilepsy. However, there is paucity of reports available regarding its surgical anatomy and technique. OBJECTIVES: To present the anatomical landmarks and surgical technique of the frontal lobe decortication (FLD) in epilepsy. The goals are to maximize the gray matter removal, spare primary and supplementary motor areas, and preserving frontal horn...
October 27, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979475/ginsenoside-rg1-protects-against-sepsis-associated-encephalopathy-through-beclin-1-independent-autophagy-in-mice
#14
Yinjiao Li, Fang Wang, Yan Luo
BACKGROUND: Sepsis-associated encephalopathy (SAE), a commonly complicated syndrome, is associated with increased mortality in patients with sepsis. Currently, no specific diagnostic test or effective intervention exists to improve long-term consequences on cerebral function. Ginsenoside Rg1 (Rg1), a major component in ginseng, was reported to have pleiotropic properties including anti-inflammation and neuroprotection. The aim of our study was to investigate the protective effect of Rg1 on SAE and the potential mechanism...
January 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924209/postoperative-respiratory-difficulty-due-to-asymptomatic-anterior-cervical-osteophyte-after-brain-tumor-surgery-a-case-report
#15
Hye Won Shin, Joon Chul Jang, Hyong Hwan Lim, Min Kyung Park, Go Eun Bae, Seung Uk Choi, Ji Yong Park
Anterior cervical osteophytes are commonly found in elderly patients, but rarely produce symptoms. When symptoms occur, they can range from mild symptoms of dysphagia, dysphonia, and foreign body sensation to severe symptoms of airway obstruction due to compression of the pharynx or larynx. We report the case of a 59-year-old man who underwent brain tumor surgery, and developed post-operative respiratory difficulty due to progressive pharyngo-laryngeal edema, requiring urgent endotracheal intubation, secondary to the presence of a previously asymptomatic anterior cervical osteophyte...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903179/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-brain-metastases-from-pulmonary-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-a-japanese-multi-institutional-cooperative-study-jlgk1401
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Takuya Kawabe, Masaaki Yamamoto, Yasunori Sato, Shoji Yomo, Takeshi Kondoh, Osamu Nagano, Toru Serizawa, Takahiko Tsugawa, Hisayo Okamoto, Atsuya Akabane, Kazuyasu Aita, Manabu Sato, Hidefumi Jokura, Jun Kawagishi, Takashi Shuto, Hideya Kawai, Akihito Moriki, Hiroyuki Kenai, Yoshiyasu Iwai, Masazumi Gondo, Toshinori Hasegawa, Soichiro Yasuda, Yasuhiro Kikuchi, Yasushi Nagatomo, Shinya Watanabe, Naoya Hashimoto
OBJECTIVE In 1999, the World Health Organization categorized large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) of the lung as a variant of large cell carcinoma, and LCNEC now accounts for 3% of all lung cancers. Although LCNEC is categorized among the non-small cell lung cancers, its biological behavior has recently been suggested to be very similar to that of a small cell pulmonary malignancy. The clinical outcome for patients with LCNEC is generally poor, and the optimal treatment for this malignancy has not yet been established...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903177/follow-up-results-of-brain-metastasis-patients-undergoing-repeat-gamma-knife-radiosurgery
#17
Takao Koiso, Masaaki Yamamoto, Takuya Kawabe, Shinya Watanabe, Yasunori Sato, Yoshinori Higuchi, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Akira Matsumura, Hidetoshi Kasuya
OBJECTIVE Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) without upfront whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) has influenced recent treatment recommendations for brain metastasis patients. However, in brain metastasis patients who undergo SRS alone, new brain metastases inevitably appear with relatively high incidences during post-SRS follow-up. However, little is known about the second SRS results. The treatment results of second SRS were retrospectively reviewed, mainly for newly developed or, uncommonly, for recurrent brain metastases in order to reappraise the efficacy of this treatment strategy with a special focus on the maintenance of neurological status and safety...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879538/efficacy-of-ifosfamide-cisplatin-etoposide-ice-chemotherapy-for-a-cns-germinoma-in-a-child-with-down-syndrome
#18
Seishiro Nodomi, Katsutsugu Umeda, Hiroo Ueno, Satoshi Saida, Hidefumi Hiramatsu, Takeshi Funaki, Yoshiki Arakawa, Takashi Mizowaki, Souichi Adachi, Toshio Heike
Intracranial germ cell tumor is sometimes associated with Down syndrome; however, no optimal treatment has been developed due to the high risk of recurrence and treatment-related mortality. Here, we report on a patient with an intracranial germinoma in the bilateral basal ganglia. The patient received 3 courses of ifosfamide-cisplatin-etoposide in combination with whole-brain irradiation (24 Gy), with no serious complications. The patient is alive and disease free 16 months after the initial diagnosis. This regimen is a feasible treatment for intracranial germ cell tumor associated with Down syndrome, although careful attention must be paid to the increased risk for severe infection...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865203/minocycline-prevents-cerebral-malaria-confers-neuroprotection-and-increases-survivability-of-mice-during-plasmodium-berghei-anka-infection
#19
Thittayil Suresh Apoorv, Phanithi Prakash Babu
Cerebral malaria (CM) is a neurological complication arising due to Plasmodium falciparum or Plasmodium vivax infection. Minocycline, a semi-synthetic tetracycline, has been earlier reported to have a neuroprotective role in several neurodegenerative diseases. In this study, we investigated the effect of minocycline treatment on the survivability of mice during experimental cerebral malaria (ECM). The currently accepted mouse model, C57BL/6 mice infected with Plasmodium berghei ANKA, was used for the study...
November 16, 2016: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863971/systemic-inaccuracies-in-the-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-database-implications-for-accuracy-and-validity-for-neurosurgery-outcomes-research
#20
John D Rolston, Seunggu J Han, Edward F Chang
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) provides a rich database of North American surgical procedures and their complications. Yet no external source has validated the accuracy of the information within this database. Using records from the 2006 to 2013 NSQIP database, we used two methods to identify errors: (1) mismatches between the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code that was used to identify the surgical procedure, and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9) post-operative diagnosis: i...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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