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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322972/a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-determine-the-role-of-intraoperative-lumbar-cerebrospinal-fluid-drainage-in-patients-undergoing-endoscopic-transsphenoidal-surgery-for-pituitary-adenomas
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Gandham E Jonathan, Sauradeep Sarkar, Georgene Singh, Sunithi Mani, Regi Thomas, Ari George Chacko
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks are a frequent cause of morbidity in patients undergoing transsphenoidal surgery. This prospective study was performed to examine the impact of intraoperative lumbar subarachnoid drainage (LSAD) on the incidence of this complication and on the extent of resection in patients undergoing endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was conducted in a single large academic medical center...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322958/the-case-for-using-lumbar-drainage-intraoperatively-to-help-curb-the-number-of-iatrogenic-csf-leaks
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Manuel Cunha E Sá
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308630/surgical-outcome-of-tuberculum-sellae-and-planum-sphenoidale-meningiomas-based-on-sekhar-mortazavi-tumor-classification
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Lorenzo Giammattei, Mahmoud Messerer, Amani Belouaer, Roy T Daniel
BACKGROUND: Results from surgical series of tuberculum and planum sphenoidale meningiomas tends to be heterogeneous. Sekhar-Mortazavi tumor classification system has been recently proposed in order to predict the surgical risk and outcome. METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed a consecutive series of tuberculum and planum sphenoidale meningioma operated at our institution between 2009 and 2016. Sekhar-Mortazavi tumor classification was applied to classify these tumors and evaluate the outcome...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301060/microvascular-decompression-of-the-vii-viii-cranial-nerve-complex-for-the-treatment-of-intermediate-nerve-neuralgia-a-retrospective-case-series
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Eric Goulin Lippi Fernandes, Sander de Ru, Kai Miller, Kuo Sen Han
BACKGROUND: Intermediate nerve neuralgia (INN) is a rare and often overlooked form of primary otalgia. The pathophysiological mechanism is unknown, although one of the possible contributing factors is a neurovascular conflict at the root entry zone of the intermediate nerve. The pain can be severely debilitating, and the palette of treatment options is small. OBJECTIVE: To assess the outcome of microvascular decompression (MVD) of the VII/VIII cranial nerve complex for treating INN...
December 29, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299507/outpatient-management-of-cholesteatoma-with-canal-wall-reconstruction-tympanomastoidectomy
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Richard Kao, Todd Wannemuehler, Charles W Yates, Rick F Nelson
Objectives: The postoperative wound infection rate for canal wall reconstruction (CWR) tympanomastoidectomy with mastoid obliteration in the treatment of chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma has been reported to be 3.6%. Postoperative administration of 24-48 hours of intravenous antibiotics has been recommended. We aim to determine the infection rate of CWR with postoperative outpatient oral antibiotics. Study Design: Institutional review board-approved retrospective case review...
December 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288856/risk-factors-and-management-of-dural-defects-in-anterior-surgery-for-cervical-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament
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Yue-Qi Du, Wan-Ru Duan, Zan Chen, Hao Wu, Feng-Zeng Jian
OBJECTIVE: To investigate risk factors and outcomes and to develop a cogent perioperative management algorithm for dural defects (DDs) in anterior surgery for cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). METHODS: Ninety OPLL patients underwent anterior cervical decompression between January 2014 and December 2016 were reviewed. DDs occurred in 12 patients. Demographic, clinical and radiological data; intra- and postoperative management; and complications were analyzed...
December 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286998/endoscopic-repairs-of-sinonasal-cerebrospinal-leaks-outcome-and-prognostic-factors
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Xiaole Song, Dehui Wang, Xicai Sun, Quan Liu, Li Hu, Yurong Gu, Huankang Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review the management of sinonasal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks and outcome of endoscopic repairs and to provide experience regarding leaks at the lateral wall of sphenoid sinus and the posterior wall of frontal sinus. METHODS: Patients who underwent endoscopic repairs of CSF leaks were reviewed. Characteristics of different etiologies were compared, and prognostic factors were analyzed. RESULTS: The study included 144 patients with 150 CSF leaks, in which spontaneous leaks account for 55%...
January 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285413/minimally-invasive-repair-of-a-pseudomeningocele-caused-by-a-sheared-intrathecal-catheter-following-implantation-of-a-drug-delivery-system
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S Raju, P O Champagne, L Walsh, Daniel J Denis
Background: Shearing of an intrathecal catheter during implantation of a drug delivery system is an underreported complication that can be challenging to manage. Case Description: A 53-year-old man with refractory cancer pain had an intrathecal pump system implanted. The procedure was complicated with catheter shear and retention in the intrathecal space. A second catheter was successfully placed but formation of a painful pseudomeningocele and ineffective pain relief complicated the outcome...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280934/causes-and-timing-of-unplanned-90-day-readmissions-following-spine-surgery
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Jeffrey Hills, Ahilan Sivaganesan, Inamullah Khan, Silky Chotai, Benjamin Weisenthal, Thomas Freeman, Marjorie Butler, Joseph Wick, Joshua Daryoush, Anthony Asher, Clinton J Devin
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective Cohort Study OBJECTIVE.: To evaluate the causes, timing, and factors associated with unplanned 90-day readmissions following elective spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Unplanned readmissions after spine surgery are costly and an important determinant of the value of care. Several studies using database information have reported on rates and causes of readmission. However, these often lack the clinical detail and actionable data necessary to guide early post-discharge interventions...
December 26, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280026/management-of-non-functioning-pituitary-adenomas-surgery
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David L Penn, William T Burke, Edward R Laws
Non-functional pituitary adenomas (NFPAs) are benign tumors of the pituitary gland that do not over-secrete hormonal products, therefore, they are generally detected through symptoms of mass effect, including headache, vision loss, or hypopituitarism. There are multiple pathological subtypes of NFPAs, such as null cell adenomas, silent gonadotrophs, silent somatotrophs, silent corticotrophs, and silent subtype 3, all of which can be classified based on immunohistochemical studies and electron microscopy. Despite these numerous pathological subtypes, surgical resection remains the first-line treatment for NFPAs...
December 26, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279249/reconstruction-of-a-skull-base-defect-after-endoscopic-endonasal-resection-of-a-pituitary-adenoma-sphenoid-mucosal-flaps
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Erden Goljo, Eliezer Kinberg, Katelyn Stepan, Jill K Gregory, Alfred M Iloreta, Satish Govindaraj, Hongyan Zou
This report describes a bilateral sphenoid sinus mucosal flap for the repair of a sellar floor defect and CSF leak following endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery. The key advantage of this technique is enabling the sphenoid mucosal flaps to remain vascularized, which reduces postoperative complications including CSF leakage, recurrent sinusitis, meningitis, encephalitis and pneumocephalus. The use of this technique is a viable and possibly favorable alternative to free grafts in the reconstruction of small to medium sized sellar defects with low flow or absent CSF leaks base surgery...
December 20, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258939/retrosigmoid-approach-investigating-the-role-of-a-c-shaped-skin-incision-and-muscle-flaps-in-improving-functional-outcome-and-to-reduce-postoperative-pain
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Salvatore Chibbaro, Hélène Cebula, Antonino Scibilia, Giorgio Spatola, Julien Todeschi, Arthur Gubian, Louise Scheer, Gianfranco Ligarotti, Ali Moghaddamjou, Farouk Hajhouji, Filippo Flavio Angileri, Antonino Germanò, Christian Debry, Francois Proust, Mario Ganau
BACKGROUND: A case-control study was designed to investigate the impact on functional outcome and postoperative pain of a modified C-shaped skin incision and muscle flaps in patients undergoing minicraniotomy retrosigmoid approach (mCRSA). METHODS: Enrolled patients were prospectively studied and divided/assigned to Group A, standard straight/lazy S-shaped incision or Group B, modified C-shaped incision. The latter consisted of a 4 cm C-shaped skin incision with medial convexity (placed 8cm laterally to the external occipital protuberance, with the lower edge terminating 1,5-2cm above the mastoid tip); followed, upon sub-periosteal dissection, the muscle flaps are reflected superiorly and inferiorly by stiches...
December 16, 2017: World 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/29234230/traumatic-eye-ball-luxation-a-stepwise-approach-to-globe-salvage
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Himika Gupta, Srivalli Natarajan, Sushrut Vaidya, Shipra Gupta, Dinesh Shah, Raj Merchant, Shrikant Deshpande
Craniofacial trauma is often associated with orbital and ocular injuries. We report a case of a 21-year-old male with motor vehicular accident, orbital roof blow-in fracture, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, and left sided globe luxation with corneal abrasion and complete conjunctival denuding. The patient was managed by a multispeciality team and the eyeball was protected by amniotic membrane graft (AMG) biological dressing with novel use of inverted sterile metallic bowl as mechanical protection till the patient stabilized...
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222684/how-much-do-plastic-surgeons-add-to-the-closure-of-myelomeningoceles
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Rhian Bevan, Nicholas Wilson-Jones, Imran Bhatti, Chirag Patel, Paul Leach
PURPOSE: This study reviews the outcomes of children undergoing myelomeningocele (MMC) repair in the paediatric neurosurgical department in Cardiff. These procedures are historically performed by paediatric neurosurgeons with occasional support from plastic surgeons for the larger lesions. We reviewed the postoperative outcomes over a 9-year period to assess the efficacy of having a plastic surgeon present at all MMC closures. METHODS: Analysis of a prospectively collected database of all MMC closures performed at University Hospital Wales from April 2009 to August 2017 was used...
December 8, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217497/prevalence-of-hyperdense-paraspinal-vein-sign-in-patients-with-spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension-without-dural-csf-leak-on-standard-ct-myelography
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Michael S Clark, Felix E Diehn, Jared T Verdoorn, Vance T Lehman, Greta B Liebo, Jonathan M Morris, Kent R Thielen, John T Wald, Neeraj Kumar, Patrick H Luetmer
PURPOSE: A recently identified and treatable cause of spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)-venous fistula, and a recently described computed tomography myelogram (CTM) finding highly compatible with but not diagnostic of this entity is the hyperdense paraspinal vein sign. We aimed to retrospectively measure the prevalence of the hyperdense paraspinal vein sign on CTMs in SIH patients without dural CSF leak, in comparison with control groups. METHODS: Three CTM groups were identified: 1) SIH study group, which included dural CSF leak-negative standard CTMs performed for SIH, with early and delayed imaging; 2) Early control CTMs, which were performed for indications other than SIH, with imaging shortly after intrathecal contrast administration; 3) Delayed control CTMs, which included delayed imaging...
December 7, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210504/endoscopic-modified-lothrop-procedure-after-failure-of-primary-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-a-meta-analysis
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Waleed M Abuzeid, Mayand Vakil, Juan Lin, Judd Fastenberg, Nadeem A Akbar, Marvin P Fried, Christina H Fang
BACKGROUND: The endoscopic modified Lothrop procedure (EMLP) has been used as a salvage technique for frontal sinusitis following failed endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). We aim to examine the safety and efficacy of the EMLP following failure of primary ESS. METHODS: All English-language publications from 2000 to 2016 reporting the use of EMLP after primary ESS were identified using the PubMed database and evaluated per Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
December 6, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209151/endoscopic-repair-of-lateral-sphenoid-encephaloceles-a-case-series
#18
Mitchell R Gore
Background: Lateral sphenoid encephaloceles present a surgical challenge. These encephaloceles may be difficult to access given their lateral location and proximity to the neural and vascular structures of the sphenoid floor, pterygopalatine fossa, and lateral and superior sphenoid walls. Additionally, many patients have idiopathic intracranial hypertension, increasing the risk of recurrence. When untreated or undiscovered, these encephaloceles increase the risk of meningitis. Methods: All consecutive endoscopic repairs of lateral sphenoid encephaloceles by a single surgeon from 2012 to 2017 were analyzed for method of repair, complications, and recurrence rate...
2017: BMC Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207380/body-mass-index-and-olfactory-fossa-depth-in-patients-with-and-without-spontaneous-cerebrospinal-fluid-leaks
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Christopher J Ito, Camilo Reyes-Gelves, Clayton Perry, Stilianos E Kountakis
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (SCSF) leaks are associated with a high body mass index (BMI) and an expanded skull base. The purpose of this study is to determine if a correlation exists between BMI and olfactory fossa depth (OFD) in patients with SCSF leaks and those without. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study evaluating the correlation between OFD and BMI in patients with and without SCSF leaks. OFD was measured on computed tomography obtained in temporal proximity to the BMI...
December 6, 2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201836/traumatic-cerebrospinal-fluid-leak-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Ji-Woong Oh, So-Hyun Kim, Kum Whang
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks are one of the common complications after traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The risks of CSF leaks can be detrimental to the outcomes of the patients. Early diagnosis and proper management is imperative for it is strongly associated with a better long-term prognosis of the patients. Diagnostic tools for CSF leaks are still under debate. Nevertheless, many reports of successful treatments for CSF leaks have been published with introduction of various repair techniques for leakage sites even though it is surgically challenging...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
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