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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243978/reduction-of-shunt-dependency-rates-following-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-by-tandem-fenestration-of-the-lamina-terminalis-and-membrane-of-liliequist-during-microsurgical-aneurysm-repair
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Ethan A Winkler, Jan-Karl Burkhardt, W Caleb Rutledge, Jonathan W Rick, Carlene P Partow, John K Yue, Harjus Birk, Ashley M Bach, Kunal P Raygor, Michael T Lawton
OBJECTIVE Shunt-dependent hydrocephalus is an important cause of morbidity following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) in excess of 20% of cases. Hydrocephalus leads to prolonged hospital and ICU stays, well as to repeated surgical interventions, readmissions, and complications associated with ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts, including shunt failure and infection. Whether variations in surgical technique at the time of aneurysm treatment may modify rates of shunt dependency remains a matter of debate...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243972/endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-and-choroid-plexus-cauterization-in-infant-hydrocephalus-a-prospective-study-by-the-hydrocephalus-clinical-research-network
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Abhaya V Kulkarni, Jay Riva-Cambrin, Curtis J Rozzelle, Robert P Naftel, Jessica S Alvey, Ron W Reeder, Richard Holubkov, Samuel R Browd, D Douglas Cochrane, David D Limbrick, Tamara D Simon, Mandeep Tamber, John C Wellons, William E Whitehead, John R W Kestle
OBJECTIVE High-quality data comparing endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) with choroid plexus cauterization (CPC) to shunt and ETV alone in North America are greatly lacking. To address this, the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) conducted a prospective study of ETV+CPC in infants. Here, these prospective data are presented and compared to prospectively collected data from a historical cohort of infants treated with shunt or ETV alone. METHODS From June 2014 to September 2015, infants (corrected age ≤ 24 months) requiring treatment for hydrocephalus with anatomy suitable for ETV+CPC were entered into a prospective study at 9 HCRN centers...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229361/a-literature-review-on-maternal-fetal-and-reproductive-disorders-of-toxoplasma-gondii-infection
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REVIEW
Shirzad Fallahi, Ali Rostami, Malihe Nourollahpour Shiadeh, Hamed Behniafar, Shahrokh Paktinat
BACKGROUND: Toxoplasma gondii infection is one of the most prevalent infectious disease with worldwide distribution. Congenital toxoplasmosis is annually responsible for 1.20 million disability-adjusted life years around the world, but often it is overlooked many countries. METHODS: We performed an updated review to summarize the current researches on fetal, neonatal and maternal consequences of T. gondii infection and also adverse effects of toxoplasmosis on women reproductive organs...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226091/successful-treatment-of-multicompartmental-cerebral-ventriculitis-caused-by-acinetobacter-baumanii
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Mahableshwar Albur
We present a case report of a 58-year- old woman with subarachnoid haemorrhage complicated by non-communicating hydrocephalus. During the course of her neurosurgical management, she developed external-ventricular drain associated ventriculitis which in turn was complicated by lack of communication between third and fourth ventricles. The causative organism was a fully-sensitive Acinetobacter baumanii, a nosocomial pathogen often associated with complicated treatment regimens and poor outcomes. This patient was successfully managed by a multi-disciplinary team involving neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and infection specialists...
2018: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209884/congenital-obstruction-of-foramen-of-monro-report-of-10-patients-and-literature-review
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Shima Shahjouei, Zohreh Habibi, Soheil Naderi, Ramin Mahmoodi, Farideh Nejat
INTRODUCTION: A wide spectrum of etiologies can obstruct foramen of Monro (FOM) and result in hydrocephalus. Congenital occlusion of FOM is a rare entity which may present either in childhood or in adulthood. METHODS: Between 2007 and 2016, we screened all pediatric patients with hydrocephalus of either one or both lateral ventricles. Congenital occlusion of FOM was confirmed in the absence of masses occupying the FOM, prenatal or postnatal central nervous system (CNS) infections, intraventricular hemorrhage, previous cerebral intervention, or associated CNS anomalies affecting the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)...
December 5, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204307/treatment-of-intracerebellar-haemorrhage-poor-outcome-and-high-long-term-mortality
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Jarno Satopää, Atte Meretoja, Riku J Koivunen, Satu Mustanoja, Jukka Putaala, Markku Kaste, Daniel Strbian, Turgut Tatlisumak, Mika R Niemelä
Background: Intracerebellar haemorrhage constitutes around 10% of all spontaneous, non-aneurysmal intracerebral haemorrhages (ICHs) and often carries a grim prognosis. In symptomatic patients, surgical evacuation is usually regarded the standard treatment. Our objective was to compare the in-hospital mortality and functional outcome at hospital discharge in either medically or surgically treated patients, and the impact of either treatment on long-term mortality after a cerebellar ICH...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204033/white-matter-changes-in-corpus-callosum-in-a-patient-with-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
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Naresh Mullaguri, Anusha Battineni, Christopher R Newey, Premkumar Nattanmai
Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (INPH) is characterized by the clinical triad of gait and cognitive dysfunction and urinary incontinence. Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunting is often required for treatment. Review of literature shows few case reports discussing benign magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) T2 hyperintense changes in the corpus callosum of NPH patients after shunting due to mechanical compression of the middle and posterior regions of the body against falx cerebri leading to ischemic demyelination...
October 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199381/neurosurgical-management-of-cavernous-malformations-located-at-the-foramen-of-monro
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Chengjun Wang, Meng Zhao, Xiaofeng Deng, Jia Wang, Qingming Shu, Zhongli Jiang, Jizong Zhao
Cavernous malformations (CMs) located at the foramen of Monro (FM) are relatively rare benign vascular malformations. Knowledge of FM CM is poor. The aims of this study were to describe the incidence, clinical presentation, radiological features, surgical approaches, and neurological outcomes for FM CM patients and to discuss the treatment strategy for this disease. We present a series of nine FM CM patients (four males, five females; mean age 29.3 years) who were treated at a single neurosurgical center. FM CM accounted for 0...
December 4, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194369/elevated-systemic-il-6-levels-in-patients-with-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-is-an-unspecific-marker-for-post-sah-complications
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Shafqat Rasul Chaudhry, Birgit Stoffel-Wagner, Thomas Mehari Kinfe, Erdem Güresir, Hartmut Vatter, Dirk Dietrich, Alf Lamprecht, Sajjad Muhammad
Background: Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is still a fatal and morbid disease, although bleeding aneurysms can be secured in almost all cases. Occurrence of post-SAH complications including cerebral vasospasm, delayed cerebral ischemia, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, and infections are the main determinants of clinical outcome. Hence, it is important to search for early predictors for specific post-SAH complications to treat these complications properly. Both cellular and molecular (cytokines) inflammation play a key role after aSAH during the phase of occurrence of post-SAH complications...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190788/non-invasive-assessment-of-pulsatile-intracranial-pressure-with-phase-contrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Geir Ringstad, Erika Kristina Lindstrøm, Svein Are Sirirud Vatnehol, Kent-André Mardal, Kyrre Eeg Emblem, Per Kristian Eide
Invasive monitoring of pulsatile intracranial pressure can accurately predict shunt response in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, but may potentially cause complications such as bleeding and infection. We tested how a proposed surrogate parameter for pulsatile intracranial pressure, the phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging derived pulse pressure gradient, compared with its invasive counterpart. In 22 patients with suspected idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, preceding invasive intracranial pressure monitoring, and any surgical shunt procedure, we calculated the pulse pressure gradient from phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging derived cerebrospinal fluid flow velocities obtained at the upper cervical spinal canal using a simplified Navier-Stokes equation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180082/quantitative-volumetric-analysis-following-magnetic-resonance-guided-laser-interstitial-thermal-ablation-of-cerebellar-metastases
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Daniel Eichberg, Ryan VanDenBerg, Ricardo J Komotar, Michael E Ivan
BACKGROUND: Treating recurrent posterior fossa metastases after prior radiation therapy and surgical resection remains challenging. Magnetic resonance laser-induced thermal therapy (MR-LITT) is a promising treatment for recurrent lesions, but data regarding safety, efficacy, and post-ablational volume change in the posterior fossa is lacking. METHODS: All patients with recurrent posterior fossa metastatic lesions treated with LITT by the senior neurosurgeon were included in the study...
November 24, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177149/basal-cell-carcinoma-in-a-childhood-cancer-survivor-what-neurosurgeons-should-avoid
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Zoe Apalla, Eleni Sotiriou, Aimilios Lallas, Elizabeth Lazaridou, Efstratios Vakirlis, Demetrios Ioannides
Among childhood cancer survivors (CCSs), non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common type of second malignancy. Morbidity related to the development of NMSC in this group of patients may be sometimes unpredictable and difficult to manage. We present the case of a 49-year-old female who was a CCS and developed giant superficial basal cell carcinomas (sBCCs) over the previously irradiated field of the scalp. BCC involved the atrophic skin overlying the catheter of the peritoneal cerebral shunt that was set there for the management of hydrocephalus...
October 2017: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175575/brain-granuloma-rare-complication-of-a-retained-catheter-case-report
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Andrea Iaquinandi, Francesco Corrivetti, Pierpaolo Lunardi, Amedeo Ferlosio, Elena Giannini, Federica Novegno
BACKGROUND: Ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) shunt is the most frequent treatment for hydrocephalus. Its malfunctioning represents one of the most common problem in neurosurgical practice, often requiring shunt revision procedures. In some cases, the complete removal of a VP shunt may present difficulties, leading the surgeon to leave the ventricular catheter in situ. This decision is often taken in order to avoid possible adverse events, first of all, life-threatening hemorrhagic risks. However, a non-functioning catheter left in the ventricular system represents a prosthetic device which may lead to further complications...
November 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167995/ultrasound-guided-placement-of-ventricular-catheters-in-first-time-pediatric-vp-shunt-surgery
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Marcel Kullmann, Marina Khachatryan, Martin Ulrich Schuhmann
PURPOSE: Ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) shunts are effective for treatment of hydrocephalus in all age groups; however, they are associated with complications, a common one being ventricular catheter (VC) obstruction. VC position is likely to influence VC survival; however, most VCs are positioned freehand without guidance. This paper describes the accuracy of ultrasound guidance for VC placement and the impact of tip location on VC occlusion rate. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of hydrocephalic children with first-time VP shunt and ultrasound-guided VC placement...
November 22, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166939/acute-cerebellitis-in-adults-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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A Van Samkar, M N F Poulsen, H P Bienfait, R B Van Leeuwen
BACKGROUND: Acute cerebellitis is a rare disease with the majority of cases described in children. Little is known about the clinical characteristics and outcome in adults. CASE PRESENTATION: A 37-year-old Caucasian woman presented with headache, nausea, and photophobia, and was diagnosed as having a migraine attack. Two days later, she subsequently returned with aggravated headache, dysarthria and horizontal nystagmus. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a swollen cerebellum and hydrocephalus and the patient was diagnosed with acute cerebellitis...
November 22, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160137/symptomatic-communicating-hydrocephalus-in-a-contemporary-cohort-of-high-grade-glioma-patients
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Thomas Beez, Sven Burgula, Marcel Kamp, Marion Rapp, Hans-Jakob Steiger, Michael Sabel
INTRODUCTION: High grade glioma (HGG) treatment has seen a paradigm shift with intensified regimes, but hospitalisation burden is partially attributed to side effects of therapy. Symptomatic communicating hydrocephalus (HC) is a potential complication. Aim of this study was to investigate its incidence, risk factors and treatment in a contemporary cohort. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of HGG patients. Patients with symptomatic communicating HC were identified and demographic, tumour and treatment variables extracted from hospital notes...
November 21, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155114/risks-of-endoscopic-temporal-ventriculocisternostomy-for-isolated-lateral-ventricle-anatomical-surgical-nuances
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Takatoshi Hasegawa, Toshihiro Ogiwara, Alhusain Nagm, Tetsuya Goto, Tatsuro Aoyama, Kazuhiro Hongo
BACKGROUND: Entrapment of the temporal horn, known as isolated lateral ventricle (ILV), is a rare type of noncommunicating focal hydrocephalus, and its standard treatment has not been established. Here, we report two cases of endoscopic surgery for ILV, and highlight the anatomical surgical nuances to avoid associated surgical risks. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors present two surgical cases with ILV treated by endoscopic surgery. The first patient with recurrent ILV, due to shunt malfunction, following the initial shunt placement for ILV...
November 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150794/shunt-surgery-in-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-is-cost-effective-a-cost-utility-analysis
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Mats Tullberg, Josefine Persson, Jakob Petersen, Per Hellström, Carsten Wikkelsø, Åsa Lundgren-Nilsson
BACKGROUND: The objective was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of shunt surgery in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). METHODS: Health-related quality of life was evaluated before and 6 months after surgery using the EQ-5D-3 L (EuroQOL group five-dimensions health survey) in 30 patients (median age, 71 years; range, 65-89 years) diagnosed with iNPH. The costs associated with shunt surgery were assessed by a detailed survey with interviews and extraction of register data concerning the cost of hospital care, primary care, residential care, home-care service and informal care...
November 17, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149393/challenges-in-minor-tbi-and-indications-for-head-ct-in-pediatric-tbi-an-update
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Navneet Singh, Ash Singhal
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric head trauma is one of the commonest presentations to emergency departments. Over 90% of such head injuries are considered mild, but still present risk acute clinical deterioration and longer term morbidity. Identifying which children are at risk of clinically important brain injuries remains challenging and much of the data on minor head injuries is based on the adult population. CHALLENGES IN PEDIATRICS: Children, however, are different, both anatomically and in terms of mechanism of injury, to adults and, even within the pediatric group, there are differences with age and stage of development...
October 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146003/imaging-features-of-rosette-forming-glioneuronal-tumours
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L Gao, F Han, Y Jin, J Xiong, Y Lv, Z Yao, J Zhang
AIM: To describe the imaging features of rosette-forming glioneuronal tumours (RGNTs) to enable accurate diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Image data and clinical findings for seven patients with histopathologically confirmed RGNTs were studied comprehensively. RESULTS: Six neoplasms were located near the midline and all were relatively well circumscribed. Most lesions were hypointense on T1-weighted images and hyperintense on T2-weighted images...
November 13, 2017: Clinical Radiology
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