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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437811/symptomatic-outcome-after-bone-only-suboccipital-decompression-in-adult-patients-with-chiari-type-i-malformations-in-the-absence-of-hydromyelia-or-hydrocephalus
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Nicolas Olmo Koechlin, Hazem J Abuhusain, Manuri Gunawardena, Tyler S Auschwitz, Charles Teo
Background Type I Chiari malformation presents without an associated hydromyelia in 30 to 70% of cases, yet there is no agreement regarding the optimal surgical treatment for these patients. We review our experience for treating symptomatic adult type I Chiari malformation without hydromyelia using a suboccipital bone decompression of the hindbrain and no duraplasty in 12 adult patients. Outcome was measured according to the Chicago Chiari Outcome Scale (CCOS). Results Nine of 12 patients were female; average age at surgery was 34...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433846/factors-associated-with-postoperative-complications-in-hydrocephalic-infants-diagnosed-at-bernard-mevs-hospital-in-port-au-prince-haiti-from-2011-to-2013
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Floreine-Jemima Joseph, Joseph Bernard, Sylvio Augustin
OBJECTIVE: Complications worsen the prognosis of hydrocephalic children who undergo surgery. The main objective of this study was to determine factors associated with postoperative complications in Haitian hydrocephalic infants. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study conducted on hydrocephalic infants diagnosed in a Haitian hospital from 2011 to 2013. Records were consulted to gather key variables that were evaluated in relation to the occurrence of postoperative complications...
April 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432520/unexpected-death-after-occipital-condylar-fracture
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Vincent J Bulthuis, E M J Cornips, J Dings, H van Santbrink, A A Postma
We present a rare fatal complication of an occipital condylar fracture. The patient was initially neurologically intact, but showed secondary clinical deterioration. Imaging revealed extensive extra-axial hemorrhage at the craniocervical junction and an acute obstructive hydrocephalus. MR imaging demonstrated a T2 hyperintens signal in both the lower brainstem and upper cervical spinal cord, likely caused by the extra-axial hemorrhage. As prognosis was estimated infaust, supportive treatment was discontinued and the patient died soon thereafter...
April 21, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430083/hydrocephalus-treatment-in-children-long-term-outcome-in-975-consecutive-patients
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Pierre-Aurelien Beuriat, Stephanie Puget, Giuseppe Cinalli, Thomas Blauwblomme, Kevin Beccaria, Michel Zerah, Christian Sainte-Rose
OBJECTIVE Hydrocephalus remains one of the more common pathologies managed in pediatric neurosurgical units. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) has an advantage over ventriculoperitoneal shunting as it enables patients to remain device free. Multiple shunt devices with various valve designs exist, with no one valve proven to be superior to another. The aim of this study was to describe the management of hydrocephalus and its long-term outcome. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients who had been treated for hydrocephalus at the Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades in the period from 1985 to 1995...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429608/two-times-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-resolution-following-hydrocephalus-treatment-in-a-patient-with-a-high-voltage-electric-shock-to-his-head-a-case-report-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Seyed Mohammad Ghodsi, Mahdi Safdarian
Hydrocephalus has rarely been reported to be associated with trigeminal neuralgia. Here we report for the first time a case of trigeminal neuralgia associated with hydrocephalus, whose symptoms completely resolved twice after ventriculoperitoneal shunting. The patient had a high-voltage electric shock to his head, which has not been reported in a patient with ventriculoperitoneal shunt to the best of our knowledge. The possible underlying mechanism of this situation is discussed in addition to a brief review of the literature...
April 21, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427106/lateral-ventricle-to-sylvian-fissure-shunt-for-obstructive-hydrocephalus-first-report
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Sushil Patkar
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pathway studies have revealed that the CSF secreted from the choroid plexus of the ventricles after egressing from the fourth ventricle reaches the basal suprasellar cistern and ultimately the sylvian cisterns. From the sylvian cistern, the CSF travels over the cerebral convexity subarachnoid space to reach the superior sagittal sinus and enters the bloodstream. Diverting CSF from the lateral ventricle with a shunt catheter to the sylvian cistern can be an option to treat obstructive hydrocephalus...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421877/biomarkers-in-adult-posthemorrhagic-hydrocephalus
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Cong Hua, Gang Zhao
Posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus is a severe complication following intracranial hemorrhage. Posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus is often associated with high morbidity and mortality and serves as an important clinical predictor of adverse outcomes after intracranial hemorrhage. Currently, no effective medical intervention exists to improve functional outcomes in posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus patients because little is still known about the mechanisms of posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus pathogenesis. Because a better understanding of the posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus pathogenesis would facilitate development of clinical treatments, this is an active research area...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408303/an-infant-case-with-hydrocephalus-as-the-initial-manifestation-of-mycoplasma-hominis-associated-meningitis
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Keisuke Taku, Takayuki Hoshina, Kaoru Haro, Shun Ichikawa, Tadamune Kinjo, Mayu Takahashi, Daisuke Akiba, Kazumasa Fukuda, Koichi Kusuhara
We report an infant with hydrocephalus as the initial manifestation of Mycoplasma hominis-associated meningitis, who recovered without appropriate antimicrobial treatment. The analysis of the 16S rRNA gene by polymerase chain reaction amplification using universal primers and pathogen-specific primers was useful for the diagnosis and the investigation of serial detection status of the pathogen. This method may be helpful for the assessment of the frequency and the prediction of severity in M. hominis-associated central nervous system infection in infants, and investigating the association between M...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407703/determination-of-the-effect-of-diameter-of-the-sac-on-prognosis-in-64-cases-operated-for-meningomyelocele
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Metehan Eseoğlu, Ahmet Eroğlu, Serkan Kemer, Mehmet Arslan
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of meningomyelocele sac size on prognosis by retrospective review of 64 cases operated for meningomyelocele between January 2009 and December 2012. METHODS: We evaluated newborn babies operated for meningomyelocele by retrospectively reviewing their files for head circumference, location and with of the defect, accompanying anomalies, treatments administered, drugs that mother used during pregnancy. Based on the defect size, 3 patient groups were created as 0-24 cm(2) (group I), 25-39 cm(2) (group II), and 40 cm(2) and above (group III)...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405540/markedly-improved-success-rate-of-endoscopically-assisted-third-ventriculostomy-is-achieved-by-routine-placement-of-external-lumbar-drain
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Justen Watkins, Marc Cabanne, Dan Miulli
Hydrocephalus is a major cause of patient decreased quality of life and high health care financial burden in the United States and throughout the world. The placement of ventricular shunts (ventriculoperitoneal shunt) has proven to be a safe treatment for hydrocephalus, but it is associated with a high complication rate leading to a lower quality of life and continued financial burden for patients, their families, and society as a whole. The endoscopically assisted third ventriculostomy (ETV) has been practiced as an alternative to ventricular shunting since the 1990s...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401404/controversy-about-management-of-hydrocephalus-shunt-vs-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy
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REVIEW
Vikas Kumar, Shaam Bodeliwala, Daljit Singh
The best management of hydrocephalus is still controversial in the twenty-first century. Shunt treatment for hydrocephalus is the most common procedure performed in neurosurgical practice and is associated with the highest complications rate. But during the last 2 decades, the treatment of hydrocephalus has improved with better shunt devices available today, increased facilities for investigations and newer approaches like endoscopic third ventriculostomy. The recent advances in development of better endoscopes have provided the patient and treating doctor with an option for an alternative surgery for treatment of hydrocephalus...
April 12, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391023/third-ventricular-cerebrospinal-fluid-cysts-of-thalamic-origin-review-of-embryological-origin-presentation-and-management-strategies-with-a-case-series
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REVIEW
Ciro A Vasquez, Michael Casey, Zach Folzenlogen, D Ryan Ormond, Kevin Lillehei, A Samy Youssef
OBJECTIVE: Third ventricular cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cysts of thalamic origin are very rare. The objective of this study is to review their possible pathogenesis, clinical presentation and management strategies with a case series describing management via an endoscopic approach with fenestration using a single burr hole technique. METHODS: A systematic literature review of reported cases of thalamic cysts was conducted with further meta-analysis of CSF cysts that involve the third ventricle...
April 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390512/management-of-medical-complications-during-the-rehabilitation-of-moderate-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Billie A Schultz, Erica Bellamkonda
Brain injury specialists are experienced providers able to identify and treat the unique medical complications after moderate-severe traumatic brain injury, including posttraumatic seizures, paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity, spasticity, hydrocephalus, agitation, neuroendocrine dysfunction, heterotopic ossification, venous thromboembolism, and cranial nerve dysfunction. Owing to the potential negative impact on outcome if left untreated, identification and appropriate treatment is essential. An additional role of the brain injury specialist is to educate family about potential medical complications and anticipated outcomes after brain injury...
May 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389411/complications-after-surgery-for-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-associated-with-hippocampal-sclerosis
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Bertrand Mathon, Vincent Navarro, Franck Bielle, Vi-Huong Nguyen-Michel, Alexandre Carpentier, Michel Baulac, Philippe Cornu, Claude Adam, Sophie Dupont, Stéphane Clemenceau
BACKGROUND: Hippocampal sclerosis is the most common cause of drug-resistant epilepsy amenable for surgical treatment and seizure control. This study aimed to analyze morbidities related to surgery of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy associated with hippocampal sclerosis and to identify possible risk factors for complications. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of postoperative complications was made for 389 operations performed between 1990 and 2015 on patients aged 15 to 67 years (mean 36...
April 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384379/repeated-lumbar-or-ventricular-punctures-in-newborns-with-intraventricular-haemorrhage
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REVIEW
Andrew Whitelaw, Richard Lee-Kelland
BACKGROUND: Although in recent years the percentage of preterm infants who suffer intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH) has reduced, posthaemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH) remains a serious problem with a high rate of cerebral palsy and no evidence-based treatment. Survivors often have to undergo ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) surgery, which makes the child permanently dependent on a valve and catheter system. This carries a significant risk of infection and the need for surgical revision of the shunt...
April 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381928/prevalence-of-shunt-dependency-and-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-massive-intraventricular-haemorrhage-treated-with-endoscopic-washout-and-external-ventricular-drainage
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Jason Raj Johnson, Zamzuri Idris, Jafri Malin Abdullah, Azmi Alias, Mohammad Saffari Mohammad Haspani
BACKGROUND: Intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH) causes blockage of ventricular conduits leading to hydrocephalus, increased intracranial pressure (ICP), and a reduced level of consciousness. The current standard management of IVH is insertion of an external ventricular drainage (EVD) catheter. However, this procedure addresses only the problems of acute hydrocephalus and raised ICP. Endoscopic washout allows for a more complete removal of the intraventricular clot. This study compared these two types of treatment in terms of shunt dependency and relevant clinical outcomes...
March 2017: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380205/surgical-treatment-of-neurocysticercosis-retrospective-cohort-study-and-an-illustrative-case-report
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Aline Lariessy Campos Paiva, João Luiz Vitorino Araujo, Vinicius Ricieri Ferraz, Renan Maximilian Lovato, Charles Alfred Grander Pedrozo, Guilherme Brasileiro de Aguiar, José Carlos Esteves Veiga
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Neurocysticercosis is prevalent in developing countries and manifests with several neurological signs and symptoms that may be fatal. The cysts may be parenchymal or extraparenchymal and therefore several signs and symptoms may occur. Depending on their location, neurosurgical procedures may be required, sometimes as emergencies. The aim here was to review 10-year statistics on all surgical neurocysticercosis cases at a large public tertiary-level hospital. DESIGN AND SETTING: Retrospective cohort at a large public tertiary-level hospital...
April 3, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373987/hydrocephalus-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
#18
REVIEW
Sheng Chen, Jinqi Luo, Cesar Reis, Anatol Manaenko, Jianmin Zhang
Hydrocephalus (HCP) is a common complication in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage. In this review, we summarize the advanced research on HCP and discuss the understanding of the molecular originators of HCP and the development of diagnoses and remedies of HCP after SAH. It has been reported that inflammation, apoptosis, autophagy, and oxidative stress are the important causes of HCP, and well-known molecules including transforming growth factor, matrix metalloproteinases, and iron terminally lead to fibrosis and blockage of HCP...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362957/low-pressure-hydrocephalus-in-children-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Zachary S Smalley, Garrett T Venable, Stephanie Einhaus, Paul Klimo
BACKGROUND: Low-pressure hydrocephalus (LPH) is a rare phenomenon characterized by a clinical picture consistent with elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) and ventricular enlargement, but also a well-functioning shunt and low or negative ICP. OBJECTIVE: To report our experience in evaluating this challenging problem. METHODS: Patients with LPH were identified from several sources, including institutional procedural databases and personal case logs...
March 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357554/outcome-of-treatment-after-failed-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-etv-in-infants-with-aqueductal-stenosis-results-from-the-international-infant-hydrocephalus-study-iihs
#20
Abhaya V Kulkarni, Spyros Sgouros, Shlomi Constantini
INTRODUCTION: After an endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) fails, it is unclear how well subsequent treatment fares, especially in comparison to shunts inserted as primary treatment. In this study, we present a further analysis of the infants enrolled a prospective multicentre study who failed ETV and describe the outcome of their subsequent treatment, comparing this to those who received shunt as their primary treatment. METHODS: This was a post hoc analysis of data from the International Infant Hydrocephalus Study (IIHS)-a prospective, multicentre study of infants with hydrocephalus from aqueductal stenosis who received either an ETV or shunt...
March 29, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
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