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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435930/spinal-subdural-hematoma-a-rare-case-of-spinal-subdural-hematoma-complicating-routine-minimally-invasive-lumbar-discectomy-and-decompression-and-relevant-literature-review
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Chelsea C Boe, Brett A Freedman, Ravi Kumar, Kendall Lee, Robert McDonald, John Port
We present a case of apparently uncomplicated lumbar decompression and discectomy with delayed postoperative neurological deterioration secondary to subdural hematoma at the thoracolumbar level of the spinal cord. Previously described subdural hematomas have occurred spontaneously or related to iatrogenic injury. Hitherto, no case of acute postoperative subdural hematoma has been reported in the postoperative setting in the absence of known iatrogenic dural injury. A 76-year-old male with central and lateral recess spinal stenosis underwent apparently uncomplicated bilateral L3-4 and left sided L4-5 decompressive partial laminectomies and discectomy...
March 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428929/treatment-of-posttubercular-syringomyelia-not-responsive-to-antitubercular-therapy-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Giuseppe Canova, Alessandro Boaro, Enrico Giordan, Pierluigi Longatti
Posttubercular adhesive arachnoiditis is a rare, late complication of tubercular meningitis. Syringomyelia can develop as a consequence of intramedullary cystic lesions and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow disturbance around the spinal cord, even after successful chemotherapy. We reviewed the literature related to posttubercular syringomyelia treatment and suggest a new combined surgical approach. A 25-year-old Nigerian male patient presented with legs numbness, urinary disturbance, and legs weakness. Spinal magnetic resonance revealed a T5-T7 syringomyelia, secondary to adhesive spinal arachnoiditis related to a history of tuberculous meningitis...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426173/spinal-arachnoid-diverticula-outcome-in-96-dogs-medically-or-surgical-treated-dogs
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D A Mauler, S De Decker, L De Risio, H A Volk, R Dennis, I Gielen, E Van der Vekens, K Goethals, L Van Ham
BACKGROUND: Little is reported about the role of medical management in the treatment of spinal arachnoid diverticula (SAD) in dogs. OBJECTIVES: To describe the outcome of 96 dogs treated medically or surgically for SAD. ANIMALS: Ninety-six dogs with SAD. METHODS: Retrospective case series. Medical records were searched for spinal arachnoid diverticula and all dogs with information on treatment were included. Outcome was assessed with a standardized questionnaire...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424875/erratum-to-neuropsychological-improvement-after-posterior-fossa-arachnoid-cyst-drainage
#4
M L Cuny, M Pallone, H Piana, N Boddaert, C Sainte-Rose, L Vaivre-Douret, P Piolino, S Puget
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416621/tuberculous-optochiasmatic-arachnoiditis-and-vision-loss
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April 18, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416620/author-response-tuberculous-optochiasmatic-arachnoiditis-and-vision-loss
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Marc J Dinkin, Ru-Ik Chee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 18, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416619/letter-re-tuberculous-optochiasmatic-arachnoiditis-and-vision-loss
#7
Hardeep S Malhotra, Neeraj Kumar, Ravindra Kumar Garg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 18, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411558/sporadic-periventricular-nodular-heterotopia-classification-phenotype-and-correlation-with-filamin-a-mutations
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Wenyu Liu, Bo Yan, Dongmei An, Jiahe Xiao, Fayun Hu, Dong Zhou
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to better delineate the clinical spectrum of periventricular nodular heterotopia (PNH) in a large patient population after long term follow up. Specifically, this study aimed to relate PNH subtypes to clinical or epileptic outcomes, epileptic discharges and underlying Filamin A (FLNA) mutations by analyzing anatomical features. METHODS: The study included 100 patients with radiologically confirmed nodular heterotopia. Patients' FLNA gene sequences and medical records were analyzed...
April 4, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409066/giant-arachnoid-granulation-associated-with-anomalous-draining-vein-a-case-report
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Randle Umeh, Rod J Oskouian, Marios Loukas, R Shane Tubbs
Giant arachnoid granulations (AG) can mimic intracranial lesions. Knowledge of these structures can help avoid misdiagnosis when interpreting imaging. Here, we report a child who presented with a mass within the superior sagittal sinus and an anomalous draining vein. Herein, the diagnosis of a giant AG was made. Clinicians who view or interpret imaging of the head should be aware of these anatomical variants and though when very large, apparently, do not necessarily result in pathology. Based on our case report, giant AG might also demonstrate anomalous draining veins...
March 1, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405535/signet-cell-in-the-brain-a-case-report-of-leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-as-the-presenting-feature-of-gastric-signet-cell-cancer
#10
Saeed Ali, Muhammad Talha Khan, Evgeny A Idrisov, Aadil Maqsood, Fnu Asad-Ur-Rahman, Khalid Abusaada
Malignant infiltration of pia and arachnoid mater, referred to as leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LMC), is a rare complication of gastric carcinoma. The most common underlying malignancy in patients with LMC are leukemia, breast cancer, lymphoma, and lung cancer. We report a case of gastric adenocarcinoma that presented with LMC in the absence of overt gastrointestinal signs or symptoms. A 56-year-old Hispanic woman presented to the hospital with a three-week history of intermittent headaches and visual blurring...
March 7, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401439/primary-extracranial-meningioma-a-rare-location
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Inara Carneiro Costa Rege, Robson Rodrigues Garcia, Elismauro Francisco Mendonça
Meningiomas are benign extraaxial tumors of the central nervous system (CNS). Extracranial meningiomas are extremely rare (2%) and can develop as a direct extension from a primary intracranial meningioma or as true primary extracranial meningioma originating from ectopic arachnoid cells. Only eight cases of primary meningioma in the jaw have been reported to date. Extracranial meningiomas are frequently misdiagnosed, resulting in inappropriate clinical management. The aim of this article was to describe the case of a man with an asymptomatic swelling in the right retromolar area over a period of 2 months...
April 11, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392955/brain-herniation-into-giant-arachnoid-granulation-an-unusual-case
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Joana Ruivo Rodrigues, Gonçalo Roque Santos
Arachnoid granulations are structures filled with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that extend into the venous sinuses through openings in the dura mater and allow the drainage of CSF from subarachnoid space into venous system. Usually they are asymptomatic but can be symptomatic when large enough to cause sinus occlusion. We report a rare case of a brain herniation into a giant arachnoid granulation in an asymptomatic elderly male patient, which was discovered incidentally.
2017: Case Reports in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386838/minimally-invasive-medial-supraorbital-combined-subfrontal-interhemispheric-approach-to-the-anterior-communicating-artery-complex-a-cadaveric-study
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Alexander Spiessberger, F Baumann, E Nevzati, K F Kothbauer, J Fandino, C Muroi
INTRODUCTION: In selected cases, microsurgical clipping remains a valuable treatment alternative to endovascular occlusion of anterior communicating artery (AComA) aneurysms. Their clipping is challenging and carries a risk of postsurgical cognitive impairment. We evaluate the microsurgical anatomy of a new, minimally invasive combined interhemispheric-subfrontal approach to the AComA complex via a medial supraorbital craniotomy. METHODS: In this descriptive anatomic study, four alcohol-embedded, silicon-injected human cadaver heads were used...
April 7, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382437/diffuse-leptomeningeal-glioneuronal-tumor-dlgnt-mimicking-whipple-s-disease-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Vega Karlowee, Manish Kolakshyapati, Vishwa Jeet Amatya, Takeshi Takayasu, Ryo Nosaka, Kazuhiko Sugiyama, Kaoru Kurisu, Fumiyuki Yamasaki
INTRODUCTION: Diffuse leptomeningeal glioneuronal tumor is a new entity under the neuronal and mixed neuronal-glial tumors in the WHO 2016 updated classification and commonly found in children and adolescents. The initial diagnosis is challenging because of its non-specific radiologic feature and negative CSF cytology analysis. A 17 years male was presented with intractable headache subsequently followed by back pain and joint pain. MRI showed enhancement of arachnoid membrane at basal cistern, bilateral sylvian fissure and cerebral cistern with slight enlargement of ventricles...
April 5, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374621/giant-arachnoid-cyst-associated-with-acute-subdural-haematoma-a-case-report
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Alfredo Di Gaeta, Francesco Giurazza, Gianluigi Guarnieri, Mario Muto
Arachnoid cysts are extra-cerebral, intra-arachnoidal cerebrospinal fluid collections - the most frequent congenital developmental intracranial cystic lesions. They are often diagnosed incidentally during imaging exams acquired for different reasons, and are usually asymptomatic. Rare complications are post-traumatic rupture with consequent subdural haematomas. Spontaneous bleeding should be acknowledged as a rare but possible complication of this benign lesion. We report on the case of a patient presenting with a giant arachnoid cyst extending to the left frontal, temporal and parietal lobes associated with acute subdural haematoma without history of trauma...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352331/clinical-and-laboratory-analysis-of-late-onset-glutaric-aciduria-type-i-ga-i-in-uighur-a-report-of-two-cases
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Xiaoying Zhang, Qiong Luo
The aim of the present study was to investigate the clinical, biochemical and genetic mutation characteristics of two cases of late-onset glutaric aciduria type I (GA-I) in Uighur. The clinical data and glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase (GCDH) genetic test results of two cases of late-onset GA-I in Uighur were collected and analyzed, and reviewed with relevant literature. One patient with late-onset GA-I primarily exhibited clinical intermittent headache, while the other patient was asymptomatic. The urinary organic acid analysis detected a large number of glutaric acid and 3-hydroxy glutaric acid, 3-hydroxy-propionic acid...
February 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344182/repair-of-frontoethmoidal-encephalocele-in-the-philippines-an-account-of-30-cases-between-2008-2013
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Amanda-Lynn Marshall, Pradeep Setty, Mark Hnatiuk, Daniel R Pieper
BACKGROUND: Frontoethmoidal encephalocele is a congenital abnormality of the anterior skull base involving herniation of cranial contents through a midline skull defect. Patency of the foramen cecum, along with other multifactorial variables, contribute to the development of frontoethmoidal encephaloceles. Due to limited resources, financial constraints, and lack of surgical expertise, repair of frontoethmoidal encephaloceles are limited in developing countries. METHODS: Between 2008-2013 an interdisciplinary team composed of neurosurgeons, craniofacial surgeons, otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons and nursing personnel, conducted surgical mission trips to Davao City in Mindanao, Philippines...
March 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343921/cell-growth-of-immortalized-arachnoid-cells-in-the-presence-of-fibroblasts-and-blood-products
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Catherine A Miller, Eric A Hansen, Cornelius H Lam
OBJECT: The pathophysiology of non-obstructive hydrocephalus involves alteration in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pathways. The exact mechanism is unknown, but as arachnoid CSF egress is a major route of CSF removal, damage or alteration to the growth of arachnoid cells may influence the rate of CSF absorption. We investigated the effect of soluble factors secreted by fibroblasts and the presence of blood products on arachnoid cell growth. METHODS: An immortalized arachnoid cell line was developed and cells were grown on semipermeable membranes in a culture chamber...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338452/differentiation-of-idiopathic-spinal-cord-herniation-from-dorsal-arachnoid-webs-on-mri-and-ct-myelography
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Randall Schultz, Andrew Steven, Aaron Wessell, Nancy Fischbein, Charles A Sansur, Dheeraj Gandhi, David Ibrahimi, Prashant Raghavan
OBJECTIVE Dorsal arachnoid webs (DAWs) and spinal cord herniation (SCH) are uncommon abnormalities affecting the thoracic spinal cord that can result in syringomyelia and significant neurological morbidity if left untreated. Differentiating these 2 entities on the basis of clinical presentation and radiological findings remains challenging but is of vital importance in planning a surgical approach. The authors examined the differences between DAWs and idiopathic SCH on MRI and CT myelography to improve diagnostic confidence prior to surgery...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338427/long-term-endocrine-outcome-of-suprasellar-arachnoid-cysts
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Ji Yeoun Lee, Young Ah Lee, Hae Woon Jung, Sangjoon Chong, Ji Hoon Phi, Seung-Ki Kim, Choong-Ho Shin, Kyu-Chang Wang
OBJECTIVE Due to their distinct location, suprasellar arachnoid cysts are known to cause a wide variety of problems, such as hydrocephalus, endocrine symptoms, and visual abnormalities. The long-term outcome of these cysts has not been elucidated. To find out the long-term outcome of suprasellar arachnoid cysts, a retrospective review of the patients was performed. The neurological and endocrine symptoms were thoroughly reviewed. METHODS Forty-five patients with suprasellar arachnoid cysts, with an average follow-up duration of 9...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
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