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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054955/trapped-ipsilateral-lateral-ventricle-a-delayed-complication-of-hemispherotomy-for-rasmussen-s-encephalitis
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Rajesh Shankar Iyer, Ravi Mohan Rao, Karunakaran Muthukalathi, Praveen Kumar
Hemispherotomy is the currently preferred surgical treatment option for refractory unihemispheric epilepsies. The incidence of hydrocephalus is greatly reduced in this disconnective procedure when compared with the resective procedure of anatomical hemispherectomy. We describe the occurrence of ipsilateral trapped lateral ventricle months after hemispherotomy for Rasmussen's encephalitis. There is enough evidence to suggest that this rare and interesting complication is due to the local inflammatory changes associated with the surgical trauma...
October 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042927/novel-type-of-peritoneocentesis-trocar-assisted-distal-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-placement-with-supervision-via-a-one-port-laparoscope
#2
Guangming Wang, Jinlu Yu, Yongxin Luan, Yanwu Han, Shuanglin Fu
Ventriculoperitoneal shunts (VPS) are the primary treatment for hydrocephalus and are associated with a high risk of complications, specifically in patients who are obese or have abdominal adhesions or shunt revisions. The present study describes the use of a novel type of peritoneal catheter peritoneocentesis trocar insertion with the assistance of a one-port laparoscope. A total of 36 patients with hydrocephalus underwent this novel type of peritoneocentesis trocar-assisted VPS. The distal shunt catheter was placed into the right subdiaphragmatic space and the catheter was traversed through a single hole drilled through the liver falciform ligament...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042922/endoscopy-in-the-treatment-of-slit-ventricle-syndrome
#3
Jiaping Zheng, Guoqiang Chen, Qing Xiao, Yiyang Huang, Yupeng Guo
The present study aimed to investigate the efficacy of endoscopy in the treatment of post-shunt placement for slit ventricle syndrome (SVS). Endoscopic surgery was performed on 18 patients with SVS between October 2004 and December 2012. Sex, age, causes of the hydrocephalus, ventricular size and imaging data were collected and analyzed. All patients were divided into two groups according to ventricular size and underwent endoscopic surgeries, including endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV), endoscopic aqueductoplasty and cystocisternostomy...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040647/brain-capillary-ultrastructure-in-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-relationship-with-static-and-pulsatile-intracranial-pressure
#4
Vigdis Andersen Eidsvaag, Hans-Arne Hansson, Kjell Heuser, Erlend A Nagelhus, Per K Eide
Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is a neurodegenerative disease of unknown cause. We investigated the morphology of capillaries in frontal cortex biopsies from iNPH patients and related the observations to overnight intracranial pressure (ICP) scores. A biopsy (0.9×10 mm) was taken from where the ICP sensor subsequently was inserted. Brain capillaries were investigated by electron microscopy of biopsies from 27 iNPH patients and 10 reference subjects, i.e. patients (not healthy individuals) without cerebrospinal fluid circulation disturbances, in whom normal brain tissue was removed as part of necessary neurosurgical treatment...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034101/lamotrigine-induced-sexual-dysfunction-and-non-adherence-case-analysis-with-literature-review
#5
Kenneth R Kaufman, Melissa Coluccio, Kartik Sivaraaman, Miriam Campeas
BACKGROUND: Optimal anti-epileptic drug (AED) treatment maximises therapeutic response and minimises adverse effects (AEs). Key to therapeutic AED treatment is adherence. Non-adherence is often related to severity of AEs. Frequently, patients do not spontaneously report, and clinicians do not specifically query, critical AEs that lead to non-adherence, including sexual dysfunction. Sexual dysfunction prevalence in patients with epilepsy ranges from 40 to 70%, often related to AEDs, epilepsy or mood states...
September 2017: BJPsych Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033887/atypical-cerebral-manifestations-of-disseminated-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#6
Ji Hye Hwang, Kyung Mi Lee, Ji Eun Park, Hyug-Gi Kim, Eui Jong Kim, Woo Suk Choi, Na Rae Yang
BACKGROUND: We investigated the patterns of cerebral manifestations in patients with underlying pulmonary or extrapulmonary tuberculosis or disseminated tuberculosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2010 to September 2016, brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans were obtained to evaluate cerebral manifestations in patients with underlying pulmonary or extrapulmonary tuberculosis. We also included patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis or disseminated tuberculosis...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027870/flow-diversion-of-a-recurrent-iatrogenic-basilar-tip-aneurysm-in-a-pediatric-patient-case-report
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Rahul A Sastry, Matthew J Koch, Benjamin L Grannan, Christopher J Stapleton, William E Butler, Aman B Patel
Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is a common treatment for noncommunicating hydrocephalus. Although rare, vascular injury and traumatic pseudoaneurysm development during ETV have been reported. The authors present the case of a 13-year-old boy who underwent repeat ETV (rETV) for shunt and ETV failure, and who suffered an intraoperative subarachnoid hemorrhage due to iatrogenic injury to the basilar tip, with subsequent development of a pseudoaneurysm. Despite initial primary coil embolization, the aneurysm recurred and was definitively treated with flow diversion...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027589/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-severe-neurosurgical-patients-with-pyogenic-ventriculitis-caused-by-gram-negative-bacteria
#8
Feng Shang, Yueqiao Xu, Ning Wang, Weitao Cheng, Wenjin Chen, Wanru Duan
The aim of the study is to explore the experiences in diagnosis and treatment of severe neurosurgical patients with pyogenic ventriculitis caused by gram-negative bacteria (G(-)). Nineteen patients with pyogenic ventriculitis were reviewed for their treatment. The bacterial testing results of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the clinical intervention, and the patients' prognosis were evaluated. The bacterial smears of ventricular drainage from all the cases were G(-) bacteria. Head CT and MRI scans confirmed that they were intraventricular empyema...
October 13, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026928/-current-treatment-concepts-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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REVIEW
H B Huttner, J B Kuramatsu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In recent years, various important studies investigating the management of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) have been published. However, these have not entered guideline recommendations yet. Therefore, essential results are summarized here and the findings are integrated into current treatment concepts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Based on a dedicated literature review and the authors' experience, up-to-date and high-quality investigations were identified...
October 12, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023635/intermittent-gait-disturbance-in-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
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Y Nikaido, Y Kajimoto, A Tucker, K Kuroda, H Ohno, T Akisue, R Saura, T Kuroiwa
OBJECTIVES: We identified intermittent gait disturbance (IGD) observed in the mild stage of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). The first purpose of this study was to clarify the temporal gait profile of IGD during long-distance gait. The second purpose was to confirm the difference in treatment effect after cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunting in patients with and without IGD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen consecutive iNPH patients with mild gait disturbance with a timed up-and-go (TUG) of <20 seconds were prospectively enrolled in the study...
October 11, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022960/idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-in-a-pubertal-paediatric-indian-patient
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Anand Aggarwal, Prempal Kaur, Kanika Chhabra, Karamjit Singh, Piyush Goyal
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) is characterised by raised intracranial pressure (ICP) with normal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) composition and absence of hydrocephalus or space occupying lesions. IIH is a rare disease in children. It can lead to visual impairment but prompt diagnosis and treatment in most of the cases will prevent potentially permanent visual loss. OBJECTIVE: To report a rare case of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension in a pubertal child, clinical features, and findings of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and visual field of this case...
January 2017: Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018653/chiari-type-1-malformation-induced-intracranial-hypertension-with-diffuse-brain-edema-treated-with-foramen-magnum-decompression-a-case-report
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Toshiki Fukuoka, Yusuke Nishimura, Masahito Hara, Shoichi Haimoto, Kaoru Eguchi, Satoshi Yoshikawa, Toshihiko Wakabayashi, Howard J Ginsberg
Chiari type 1 malformation (CM1) rarely causes papilloedema, which is indicative of high intracranial pressure with or without ventricular dilatation. Furthermore, concomitant brain parenchymal abnormalities have not been reported to date. In this paper, the authors report on a young woman of CM1-induced intracranial hypertension (ICH) with diffuse brain edema with a focus on venous sinus assessment, and discuss the surgical strategy. A 24-year-old woman presented to Nagoya University Hospital complaining of 4-year history of severe occipital headache and blurry vision with slowly progressive worsening...
October 2017: NMC Case Rep J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993858/treatment-of-abdominal-pseudocysts-and-associated-ventricuoperitoneal-shunt-failure
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Emily Dzongowski, Kamary Coriolano, Sandrine de Ribaupierre, Sarah A Jones
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether drainage and revision are an effective treatment for abdominal pseudocyst associated ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt failure by estimating the total rate of secondary shunt failure. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of children with hydrocephalus diagnosed with and treated for an abdominal pseudocyst at the Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) between January 1, 2000 and May 31, 2016 (ethics approval # 108136)...
October 9, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992723/severe-cerebellar-hemorrhage-following-transverse-sinus-stenting-for-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
#14
Pascale Lavoie, Marie-Ève Audet, Jean-Luc Gariepy, Martin Savard, Steve Verreault, Alain Gourdeau, Geneviève Milot, Sylvine Carrondo Cottin
We report a severe adverse event occurring in the course of a cohort study (ISRCTN13784335) aimed at measuring the efficacy and safety of venous stenting in the treatment of patients with medically refractory idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). The patient was a 41-year-old woman who was not overweight, who presented with severe headache, grade 1 bilateral papilledema and transient tinnitus, refractory to medical treatment. Right transverse sinus stenting was successfully performed. Following surgery, the patient's state of consciousness decreased acutely with rapid and progressive loss of brainstem reflex...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991694/dilemmas-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-intracranial-tuberculomas
#15
REVIEW
Rajeswari Ramachandran, M Muniyandi, Vijay Iyer, T Sripriya, B Priya, T G Govindarajan
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major public health problem across the globe. A common form of extrapulmonary TB (EPTB) with high mortality and morbidity is neuro TB or tuberculosis of the nervous system. The management of brain TB remains a big challenge due to the lack of specific diagnostic tools and appropriate treatment guidelines. In this context, this manuscript discusses clinical, diagnostic and treatment dilemmas in the management of intracranial tuberculomas. Brain tuberculoma may occur at any site within the cranium, no part of the brain substance or ventricular surface being exempt...
October 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989047/delayed-complications-after-transsphenoidal-surgery-for-pituitary-adenomas
#16
REVIEW
Gmaan Alzhrani, Walavan Sivakumar, Min S Park, Phil Taussky, William T Couldwell
Perioperative complications after transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenomas have been well documented in the literature; however, some complications can occur in a delayed fashion postoperatively and reports are sparse about their occurrence, management, and outcome. Here, we describe delayed complications after transsphenoidal surgery and discuss the incidence, temporality from the surgery, and management of these complications based on the findings of studies that reported delayed postoperative epistaxis, delayed postoperative cavernous carotid pseudoaneurysm formation and rupture, vasospasm, delayed symptomatic hyponatremia (DSH), hypopituitarism, hydrocephalus, and sinonasal complications...
October 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987840/endovascular-treatment-of-ruptured-vertebrobasilar-dissecting-aneurysms-using-flow-diversion-embolization-devices-single-institution-experience
#17
Waldo R Guerrero, Santiago Ortega-Gutierrez, Minako Hayakawa, Colin P Derdeyn, James D Rossen, David Hasan, Edgar A Samaniego
OBJECTIVE: Treatment of ruptured posterior circulation dissecting aneurysms is technically challenging with potentially high morbidity and mortality. We sought to assess the safety and feasibility of using a flow diversion devices (FDD) and a specific acute antiplatelet aggregation protocol in the management of ruptured dissecting aneurysms. METHODS: Subjects with ruptured dissecting aneurysms treated during a three-year period were retrospectively identified from a prospective registry...
October 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987185/cerebrospinal-fluid-circulation-and-hydrocephalus
#18
Ville Leinonen, Ritva Vanninen, Tuomas Rauramaa
Hydrocephalus (HC) is classically defined as dynamic imbalance between the production and absorption of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leading to enlarged ventricles. Potential causative factors include various brain disorders like tumors causing obstruction of CSF flow within the ventricular system or the subarachnoid space. Classification of HC is based on the site of CSF flow obstruction guiding optimal treatment, with endoscopic third ventriculostomy in intraventricular obstruction and CSF shunt in communicating HC...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986229/analysis-of-survival-prognosis-for-children-with-symptomatic-optic-pathway-gliomas-who-received-surgery
#19
Yuhan Liu, Xiaolei Hao, Wei Liu, Chunde Li, Jian Gong, Zhenyu Ma, Yonji Tian
OBJECTIVE: The feasibility and prognosis of surgical treatment for children with OPGs is controversial. Therefore, this study attempted to evaluate the effects of surgery and discuss prognostic factors related to the survival of children with symptomatic OPGs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred twenty-five children diagnosed with OPGs underwent surgery in the Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital from 2003 to 2016. In this retrospective study, their demographics, clinical characteristics, treatments, and survival outcomes were investigated and summarized...
October 3, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984539/the-importance-of-extent-of-choroid-plexus-cauterization-in-addition-to-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-for-infantile-hydrocephalus-a-retrospective-north-american-observational-study-using-propensity-score-adjusted-analysis
#20
Aria Fallah, Alexander G Weil, Kyle Juraschka, George M Ibrahim, Anthony C Wang, Louis Crevier, Chi-Hong Tseng, Abhaya V Kulkarni, John Ragheb, Sanjiv Bhatia
OBJECTIVE Combined endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETC) and choroid plexus cauterization (CPC)-ETV/CPC- is being investigated to increase the rate of shunt independence in infants with hydrocephalus. The degree of CPC necessary to achieve improved rates of shunt independence is currently unknown. METHODS Using data from a single-center, retrospective, observational cohort study involving patients who underwent ETV/CPC for treatment of infantile hydrocephalus, comparative statistical analyses were performed to detect a difference in need for subsequent CSF diversion procedure in patients undergoing partial CPC (describes unilateral CPC or bilateral CPC that only extended from the foramen of Monro [FM] to the atrium on one side) or subtotal CPC (describes CPC extending from the FM to the posterior temporal horn bilaterally) using a rigid neuroendoscope...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
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