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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926670/clinical-and-radiographical-differences-between-thoracic-idiopathic-spinal-cord-herniation-and-spinal-arachnoid-cyst
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Hiroaki Nakashima, Shiro Imagama, Hideki Yagi, Fumihiko Kato, Tokumi Kanemura, Koji Sato, Noriaki Kawakami, Mitsuhiro Kamiya, Hisatake Yoshihara, Kenyu Ito, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Yoshihiro Nishida, Naoki Ishiguro
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective multicenter case-controlled study OBJECTIVE.: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical and radiographical differences between thoracic idiopathic spinal cord herniation (ISCH) and spinal arachnoid cyst (SAC). SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND DATA: ISCH and SAC are relatively rare diseases. Preoperative misdiagnose was frequently reported in both, however these clinical and radiographical differences remain unclear. METHODS: Out of 30,469 patients who underwent spinal surgery, 18 (0...
December 6, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923759/de-novo-intra-neural-arachnoid-cyst-presenting-with-complete-third-nerve-palsy-case-report-and-literature-review
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Danielle Brewington, Dmitriy Petrov, Robert Whitmore, Grant Liu, Ronald Wolf, Eric L Zager
BACKGROUND: Intra-neural arachnoid cyst is an extremely rare etiology of isolated cranial nerve palsy. Although seldom encountered in clinical practice, this pathology is amenable to surgical intervention. Correct identification and treatment of the cyst are required to prevent permanent nerve damage and potentially reverse the deficits. We describe a rare case of isolated third nerve palsy caused by an intra-neural arachnoid cyst. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 49 year old female with recent history of headaches presented with acute onset of painless left-sided 3rd nerve palsy...
December 3, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923631/the-influence-of-fibroblast-on-the-arachnoid-leptomeningeal-cells-in-vitro
#3
Cornelius H Lam, Liudmila Romanova, Allison Hubel, Christopher Janson, Eric A Hansen
OBJECTIVE: Fibroblast is pervasive in the setting of injury. Its invasion into the arachnoid tissue causes scarring, cortical adhesion of the brain, and obstruction of cerebrospinal fluid outflow. The purpose of this study is to determine the phenotypic and physiologic effects of fibroblasts on arachnoid in culture. METHODS: We studied the effects of fibroblast on the arachnoid cell growth, motility, phenotypic changes, and transport properties. Immortalized rat (Rattus norvegicus, Sprague Dawley breed) arachnoid cells were grown with fibroblast on opposite sides of polyethylene membranes or co-cultured in plastic wells...
December 3, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923222/pediatric-primary-diffuse-leptomeningeal-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#4
Jesna Mathew Sublett, Caitlin Davenport, Howard Eisenbrock, Shamsher Dalal, Syed A Jaffar Kazmi, Amir Kershenovich
BACKGROUND: Primary diffuse leptomeningeal primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PDL PNET) is extremely rare, with only 19 cases reported in the literature to date. We present a case of a child with rapidly progressive PDL PNET and a literature review. A 10-year-old boy presented with mood lability, hallucinations, generalized pain, enuresis, and headaches. Initial investigation failed to produce a diagnosis. The symptoms progressed to seizure, back pain, and papilledema. Imaging showed acute hydrocephalus and mild diffuse leptomeningeal enhancement without an identifiable primary lesion...
December 7, 2016: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921212/editorial-comment-for-neuropsychological-improvement-after-posterior-fossa-arachnoid-cyst-drainage-cnsy-d-16-00311
#5
Knut Wester
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 5, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915350/rapid-brain-shift-with-remote-site-haemorrhage-after-arachnoid-cyst-excision-treatment-dilemmas
#6
Girish M Ramachandran, Rajesh P Nair, Lakshman I Kongwad, G Shanthakumar
Sylvian arachnoid cysts pose considerable management dilemmas. Surgical options include cyst fenestration, either endoscopically or microsurgically, and cysto-peritoneal shunt. One of the rare complications after rapid decompression of the arachnoid cysts is haemorrhage in the surrounding brain as well as in remote areas. We describe a case of multiple remote-site intra-parenchymal haemorrhage as a rare complication after surgical decompression of a sylvian fissure arachnoid cyst.
December 3, 2016: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900010/a-novel-mutation-of-the-fat2-gene-in-spinal-meningioma
#7
Genshu Tate, Koji Kishimoto, Toshiyuki Mitsuya
Meningiomas may be classified as neurofibromin 2 (NF2)-associated and non-NF2 meningiomas depending on the presence or absence of molecular alterations in the NF2 gene. One of the characteristic histological features of meningiomas is the whorl formation of neoplastic arachnoid cells. NF2 is a human homolog of the Drosophila gene, Merlin (Mer). In humans, NF2 is the gene responsible for the disease neurofibromatosis type II, which results in the development of brain tumors, including acoustic neurinoma and meningioma...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894943/acquired-chiari-malformation-and-syringomyelia-secondary-to-space-occupying-lesions-a-systematic-review
#8
REVIEW
Justin Wang, Naif M Alotaibi, Nardin Samuel, George M Ibrahim, Aria Fallah, Michael D Cusimano
BACKGROUND: Acquired Chiari malformations (ACM) and associated syringomyelia secondary to space-occupying lesions can cause neurological deficits independent of or in combination with the offending mass. Although type I CM are traditionally treated with posterior fossa decompression, optimal surgical management of ACM and associated syringomyelia remains unclear. The purpose of this study is to review the current literature surrounding the management of ACM. METHODS: A systematic review was performed in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines...
November 25, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891397/spontaneous-subdural-haematoma-developing-secondary-to-arachnoid-cyst-rupture
#9
Mehmet Onur Yüksel, Mehmet Sabri Gürbüz, Mehmet Senol, Numan Karaarslan
Arachnoid cysts are congenital, benign, non-neoplastic, extra-axial intra-arachnoidal lesions. Arachnoid cysts rarely become symptomatic, with bleeding. Intracranial haemorrhage as a complication of arachnoid cyst is a very rare condition. It is well-known that mid-cranial fossa cysts might cause intracerebral haemorrhage or subdural haematoma secondary to traumas. However, the occurrence of spontaneous subdural haematoma secondary to arachnoid cysts, developing without any trauma, is even rarer. A 17-year-old boy presenting with diplopia and headache, with no history of trauma, was diagnosed with left temporal lobe arachnoid cyst and left fronto-parietal subdural haematoma...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891281/septooptic-dysplasia-with-an-associated-arachnoid-cyst
#10
Skyler V McLaurin-Jiang, Julie K Wood, David F Crudo
A 4-week-old male infant presented with hypothermia, hypoglycemia, and hyperbilirubinemia. His medical history was remarkable for hydrocephalus secondary to an arachnoid cyst, intermittent hypoglycemia, hypothermia, and poor feeding requiring nasogastric tube for nutrition. Physical exam revealed retrognathia, mild hypotonia, micropenis, and clinodactyly. Ophthalmologic exam demonstrated bilateral optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH). Laboratory data confirmed inadequate cortisol and growth hormone response to hypoglycemia, a low thyroxine level, and direct hyperbilirubinemia...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891041/spinal-intradural-hydatid-cyst-causing-arachnoiditis-a-rare-etiology-of-cauda-equina-syndrome
#11
Suyash Singh, Jayesh Sardhara, Amit Kumar Singh, Arun Kumar Srivastava, Kamlesh Singh Bhaisora, Kuntal Kanti Das, Anant Mehrotra, Rabi N Sahu, Awadhesh Kumar Jaiswal, Sanjay Behari
This study aims to focus on a rare presentation of spinal hydatid cyst as cauda equine syndrome and misdiagnosed as intradural extramedullary (IDEM) benign lesion on magnetic resonance imaging. In this article, we report a case of spinal hydatid cyst masquerading as IDEM tumor, and intraoperatively, we accidently find clumped granuloma with severe arachnoiditis and hydatid cyst in lumber region, which was present as bilateral S1 radiculopathy with cauda equina syndrome. An 11-year-old boy who presented with symptoms and signs of cauda equina syndrome and planned for surgical excision...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888088/endoscopic-endonasal-management-of-rare-sellar-lesions-clinical-and-surgical-experience-on-78-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
Teresa Somma, Domenico Solari, Andre Beer-Furlan, Lelio Guida, Bradley Otto, Daniel Prevedello, Luigi Maria Cavallo, Ricardo Carrau, Paolo Cappabianca
OBJECTIVE: In the present study we aim to provide further definition of a group of rare sellar pathologies treated by the endoscopic endonasal approach. MATHERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of data obtained from a series of 1729 patients who underwent endoscopic endonasal surgery at two academic institutions (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy - between January 1997 and December 2013, and The Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University - between July 2010 and September 2015)...
November 22, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873293/supraorbital-keyhole-microsurgical-fenestration-of-symptomatic-temporal-arachnoid-cysts-in-children-advantages-and-limitations
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Sherif Elkheshin, Ahmed Soliman
AIM: To investigate the impact of endoscope assisted microsurgical fenestration of temporal arachnoid cysts, the advantages and limitations of the technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study including twenty five children of symptomatic temporal arachnoid cysts operated via Eyebrow Supra-Orbital Keyhole Microsurgical Fenestration targeting medial cyst wall, Preoperative MRI brain was done for all patients. RESULTS: Preoperative, clinical presentation included headache (80%), nausea & vomiting (64%), drug resistant epilepsy (52%), macrocephaly (12%) papilledema (28%) motor weakness in the form of right sided hemiparesis (12%) and cranial nerve palsy...
October 14, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858382/dorsal-arachnoid-web-and-scalpel-sign-a-diagnostic-imaging-entity
#14
Leonardo Gilmone Ruschel, Guilherme José Agnoletto, Lucas Alves Aurich, Ronaldo Pereira Vosgerau
MATERIAL AND METHODS: A case of 60-year-old woman with idiopathic syringomyelia and progressive myelopathy by dorsal arachnoid web is discussed. One focal indentation along the dorsal surface of the spinal cord at the T3 vertebral body level revealed the scalpel sign, a radiologic entity diagnostic of a dorsal thoracic arachnoid web. RESULTS: T2-T3 laminectomy for the resection of dorsal arachnoid band was performed. Careful sectioning of the web resulted in visual apparent relief of the compression and good functional recovery...
October 14, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858380/effect-of-etanercept-on-the-formation-of-epidural-fibrosis-in-an-experimental-model
#15
Zahir Kizilay, Nesibe Kahraman Çetin, Abdullah Topcu, Özgür Ismailoğlu, İmran Kurt Ömürlü, Serdar Aktaş, Ali Yilmaz
AIM: To investigate the effects of local and systemic administration of etanercept on the formation of epidural fibrosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-eight rats were randomly divided into four equal groups (control, Spongostan, local etanercept and systemic etanercept) and laminectomy was performed between T11 and L1 in all rats. Spongostan was soaked with saline (0.1 mg/kg), local etanercept (300 µg/kg) was applied with Spongostan and systemic etanercept (300 µg/kg/week) was applied subcutaneously...
October 17, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857934/spinal-extradural-arachnoid-cyst
#16
Joon Bum Woo, Dong Wuk Son, Kyung Taek Kang, Jun Seok Lee, Geun Seong Song, Soon Ki Sung, Sang Weon Lee
A spinal extradural arachnoid cyst (SEAC) results from a rare small defect of the dura matter that leads to cerebrospinal fluid accumulation and communication defects between the cyst and the subarachnoid space. There is consensus for the treatment of the dural defect, but not for the treatment of the cyst. Some advocate a total resection of the cysts and repair of the communication site to prevent the recurrence of a SEAC, while others recommended more conservative therapy. Here we report the outcomes of selective laminectomy and closure of the dural defect for a 72-year-old and a 33-year-old woman...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856007/-diagnosis-evolution-and-prognosis-of-prenatally-diagnosed-suprasellar-cysts
#17
F Di Rocco, A André, T Roujeau, L Selek, Y Ville, C Garel, M Zérah
Suprasellar arachnoid cysts (SAC) in children are considered rare, but the incidence is increasing due to the improvement of prenatal diagnosis. We present 15 cases of SAC diagnosed during the antenatal period between 2005 and 2015. The records were reviewed retrospectively by specifying the radiological characteristics, treatment modalities, outcomes, and long-term monitoring. Mean follow-up was 71 months. The forms (SAC-1) accounted for 2 cases (13%) with hydrocephalus. We observed 8 (53%) lower forms (SAC-2) with interpeduncular cistern expansion without hydrocephalus...
December 2016: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846400/spinal-cordectomy-a-new-hope-for-morbid-spinal-conditions
#18
REVIEW
Subhas K Konar, Tanmoy K Maiti, Shyamal C Bir, Anil Nanda
A spinal cordectomy is a treatment option for several disorders of the spinal cord like post-traumatic syringomyelia, spinal cord tumor and myelomeningocele. We have done a systematic analysis of all reported cases of spinal cordectomy to investigate the possible outcomes and complications. A PubMed search was performed for literature published from 1949 to 2015 with search words "spinal cordectomy", "spinal cord transection" and "cordectomy for malignant spinal cord tumors" to select articles containing information about the indication, outcome and complication of spinal cordectomy performed for diverse etiologies...
November 10, 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834592/the-anterior-temporal-artery-an-underutilized-but-robust-donor-for-revascularization-of-the-distal-middle-cerebral-artery
#19
Ali Tayebi Meybodi, Michael T Lawton, Dylan Griswold, Pooneh Mokhtari, Andre Payman, Arnau Benet
OBJECTIVE The anterior temporal artery (ATA) supplies an area of the brain that, if sacrificed, does not cause a noticeable loss of function. Therefore, the ATA may be used as a donor in intracranial-intracranial (IC-IC) bypass procedures. The capacities of the ATA as a donor have not been studied previously. In this study, the authors assessed the feasibility of using the ATA as a donor for revascularization of different segments of the distal middle cerebral artery (MCA). METHODS The ATA was studied in 15 cadaveric specimens (8 heads, excluding 1 side)...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832621/-a-case-of-posterior-fossa-giant-arachnoid-cyst-treated-by-endoscopic-surgery
#20
Motoyoshi Satoh, Kentaro Kowari, Masayuki Mizobuchi, Kazuyuki Tsuno, Hiroyuki Nakashima, Junji Yoshioka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
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