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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919596/chimeric-anterolateral-thigh-free-flap-for-reconstruction-of-complex-cranio-orbito-facial-defects-after-skull-base-cancers-resection
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Mario Cherubino, Mario Turri-Zanoni, Paolo Battaglia, Marco Giudice, Igor Pellegatta, Federico Tamborini, Francesca Maggiulli, Luca Guzzetti, Danilo Di Giovanna, Maurizio Bignami, Carolina Calati, Paolo Castelnuovo, Luigi Valdatta
Complex cranio-orbito-facial defects after skull base cancers resection entail a functional and esthetic reconstruction. The introduction of endoscopic assisted techniques for excision surgery with the advances in reconstructive surgery and anesthesiology allowed to improve the management of such critical patients. We report a series of chimeric anterolateral thigh (ALT) flaps used to reconstruct complex cranio-orbital-facial defects after skull base surgery. A retrospective review of patients that underwent cranio-orbito-facial reconstruction using a chimeric ALT flap from March 2013 to October 2015 at a single tertiary care referral Institute was performed...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916725/prognostic-value-of-a-category-based-on-electron-microscopic-features-of-clival-chordomas
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Jiwei Bai, Yixuan Zhai, Shuai Wang, Hua Gao, Jiang Du, Junmei Wang, Mingxuan Li, Chuzhong Li, Songbai Gui, Cuiping Zhang, Yilin Sun, Yazhuo Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Skull base chordomas are clinically malignant because of the difficulty of total removal and the high recurrence rate. Because the disease-free survival after surgery is currently unpredictable, there is a need for new parameters obtained from histological analyses of the resection specimen that allows a risk stratification of patients with chordoma. METHODS: Electron microscopic diagnoses were introduced into the clinical practice for the diagnosis of chordoma in our department in recent years...
December 1, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906848/calculation-of-an-optic-nerve-injury-risk-profile-before-sphenoid-sinus-surgery
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Erdem Atalay Cetinkaya, Koray Koc, Mehmet Fatih Kucuk, Pinar Koc, Nuray Bayar Muluk, Cemal Cingi
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to analyze variations in the optic nerve (ON) course and surrounding structures in an effort to construct an optic nerve injury risk profile before endoscopic intranasal sphenoidal, or endoscopic endonasal transphenoidal, skull-base surgery, and eventually to construct and formulate a common classification by combining the known classes. The authors used computed tomography (CT) toward this end. METHODS: The authors retrospectively reviewed 200 consecutive CT scans (400 sides) of the paranasal sinuses...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901326/tuberculuma-sellae-meningiomas-a-systematic-review-of-transcranial-approaches-in-the-endoscopic-era
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Mazda Turel, Georgios Tsermoulas, Abdulmounem Yasssin-Kassab, Deven Reddy, Hugo Andrade-Barazarte, Lior Gonen, Gelareh Zadeh, Fred Gentili
INTRODUCTION: With the advent of skull base endoscopy, tuberculum sellae meningiomas (TSMs) are currently operated both from the traditional transcranial (TC) route as well as the extended endonasal endoscopic trasnssphenoidal approach (EETS). The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review of TSMs excised via the TC route in the modern era when the EETS excision is gaining popularity. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We performed a systematic review in the medical literature following the PRISMA guidelines...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900036/management-of-pediatric-head-and-neck-rhabdomyosarcoma-a-case-series-of-36-patients
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Joanna Radzikowska, Wojciech Kukwa, Andrzej Kukwa, Anna M Czarnecka, Maciej Kawecki, Fei Lian, Cezary Szczylik, Antoni Krzeski
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in the pediatric population. In 35% of cases, RMS develops in the head and neck (H&N) region, and only combined therapy is recognized as a curative treatment. However, recent advances in skull base and reconstructive surgery, along with microsurgery and endoscopic surgery, have strengthened the role of surgery as an important part of RMS treatment. In the present study, 36 pediatric RMS cases (24 males and 12 females) were analyzed after surgical treatment...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890191/skull-base-imaging-in-the-era-of-minimal-access-surgery
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EDITORIAL
Nafi Aygun
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890187/imaging-of-paranasal-sinuses-and-anterior-skull-base-and-relevant-anatomic-variations
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REVIEW
Estushi Iida, Yoshimi Anzai
This article reviews the normal anatomy and variants of the anterior skull base and sinonasal cavities that are relevant to endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery. Radiologists should be aware of sinonasal anatomy that can be impediments to surgical access and increase risk of vascular or cranial nerve injury during surgery. Imaging features of the paranasal sinuses and anterior skull base pathologies are also discussed.
January 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890179/expanded-endonasal-endoscopic-approaches-to-the-skull-base-for-the-radiologist
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REVIEW
Christopher R Roxbury, Masaru Ishii, Ari Meir Blitz, Douglas D Reh, Gary L Gallia
The cranial base is a complex 3-D region that contains critical neurovascular structures. Pathologies affecting this region represent some of the most challenging lesions to manage due to difficulty with access and risk of significant postoperative morbidity. With the development of expanded endonasal endoscopic approaches, skull base surgeons use the nose and paranasal sinuses as a corridor to access selected ventral skull base lesions. This review discusses high-resolution imaging in the evaluation of patients with skull base lesions considered for endonasal endoscopic surgery, summarizes various expanded endonasal endoscopic approaches, and provides examples of commonly used expanded endonasal endoscopic procedures...
January 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879303/smooth-muscle-tumour-of-uncertain-malignant-potential-smtump-in-the-nasal-cavity-an-incidental-finding
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Dipak Ranjan Nayak, Asheesh Dora Ghanpur, Apoorva N Reddy, Swati Sharma
Sino-nasal smooth muscle tumours of uncertain malignant potential (SMTUMP) are very rare neoplasms of mesenchymal origin with features in between a benign leiomyoma and a leiomyosarcoma. We report a rare case of SMTUMP in a 44-year-old woman, who presented with vague symptoms of pharyngitis. Nasal endoscopy revealed a smooth mass in left nasal cavity. Contrast-enhanced CT and MRI scans showed features likely to be inverted papilloma or olfactory neuroblastoma or meningioma. Excision was planned and intraoperatively, frozen section revealed a probable spindle cell lesion...
November 22, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875509/osseous-repair-in-minimally-invasive-reconstruction-of-anterior-skull-base-defects
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Vijay R Ramakrishnan, Adam M Terella, Seerat Poonia, Alexander G Chiu, James N Palmer
Management of anterior skull base defects is an area of continued innovation for skull base surgeons. Various grafting materials have been advocated for the repair of skull base defects depending on needs, availability, harvest site morbidity, and surgeon preference. Spontaneous bony closure of small skull defects is known to occur in animal models without bone grafts, but this phenomenon has been unexplored in the human skull base. The objective of this study was to evaluate osseous skull base closure in patients undergoing endoscopic repair of skull base defects...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858381/fatal-rupture-of-dissecting-anterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery-aneurysm-as-an-unexpected-complication-after-anterior-skull-base-surgery-a-case-report
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Eyyub S Al-Beyati, Ihsan Dogan, Agahan Ünlü, Melih Bozkurt
Aneurysm of the anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) is a very rare entity and the manifestation and manipulation of such aneurysms remain contentious. In this paper, we report a case where a successful surgery for an olfactory groove meningioma was performed and the patient discharged but readmitted to hospital with loss of consciousness and subsequently passed away three hours after re-admission. The patient was diagnosed with subarachnoid hemorrhage. The cause of the fatal subarachnoid hemorrhage was rupture of a new onsetting AICA dissecting aneurysm which had provided neither clinical nor radiological signs before the operation...
October 13, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857877/anterior-skull-base-defects-reconstructed-using-three-layer-method-78-consecutive-cases-with-long-term-follow-up
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Murat Geyik, Ibrahim Erkutlu, Mehmet Alptekin, Inan Gezgin, Ayse Mizrak, Mehmet Dokur, Abdulvahap Gok
Objectives Anterior skull base defects are potentially lethal and surgical treatment must be performed as soon as possible. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether our technique is effective or not in long-term period. Design Retrospective chart review of all patients whose data were entered into the Hospital Registry System between 1995 and 2015. Setting/Participants This study was performed at the Gaziantep University School of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey, in 2015 and included 78 patients who in the past 20 years underwent three-layer reconstruction surgery for anterior skull base defects at the same university...
December 2016: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846773/handbook-of-skull-base-surgery-1st-edition
#13
Didier Martin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2016: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846635/multilayered-closure-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-rhinorrhea-with-inlay-fascia-lata-autologous-fat-and-outlay-fascia-lata-our-experience
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Mehmet Akif Eryılmaz, Mitat Arıcıgil, Mehmet Akif Alan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Since the initial use in 1981 by Wigand, different endoscopic endonasal surgery techniques have been proposed to close ventral skull base defects, all of which include multilayer closure involving vascularized mucoseptal flaps, autologous grafts, and synthetic materials. These methods are used individually or in combination, as required by the operative condition. METHODS: In this study we aimed to describe our endoscopic technique using inlay-outlay fascia lata and autologous fat with fibrin sealant to close spontaneous and traumatic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea...
November 16, 2016: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833887/endoscopic-management-of-congenital-intranasal-meningocele-in-3-month-old-infant
#15
Gaurav Khandelwal, Manoj Sharma, Priyanka Gupta
Fronto-ethmoidal meningocoele is a rare congenital condition with protrusion of meninges through anterior cranial fossa into the facial skeleton, surgical repair should be done in order to resolve nasal obstruction, provide a watertight division between sino-nasal and intra-cranial cavities and minimise injury to any CNS contents (Maddalozzo in Issue Otolaryngol Clin N Am 2015). Open approaches may be required but endoscopic endo-nasal repairs can be done in paediatric skull-base defects. A 3 month-old infant with fronto-ethmoidal meningocele operated with endo-nasal approach...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829755/configuration-of-frontal-sinuses-a-forensic-perspective
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Jhansi Lakshmi Suman, Nallusamy Jaisanghar, Somasundaram Elangovan, Nazargi Mahaboob, Balasubramaniyan Senthilkumar, Thukanayakanpalayam Ragunathan Yoithapprabhunath, Kenniyan Kumar Srichinthu
BACKGROUND: Identification of an individual whether living or deceased is of paramount importance in maintaining the integrity of the society. A simple, reliable, and efficacious method always finds a way for easier acceptance and inclusion in any discipline. Likewise, identification of an individual using the radiographic frontal sinus patterns is a simple technique which emphasized to conduct the study with a proven result. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to evaluate the radiographic configurations of frontal sinuses for their uniqueness based on different parameters...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814782/spanish-consensus-for-the-management-of-sinonasal-tumors
#17
Fernando López, Juan José Grau, José Antonio Medina, Isam Alobid
Sinonasal tumors are rare neoplasms with distinctive clinical, aetiological and pathological features. The diagnosis and treatment of these tumours is challenging because of their low incidence, histological diversity and production of non-specific symptoms in the early stages. They have a variable prognosis depending on their histology, origin and staging. Their location, close to neurocritical structures, which are of special relevance to surgery and postoperative treatment, makes their treatment difficult and complex, leading to high morbidity and mortality...
November 1, 2016: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805731/cranioplasty-using-titanium-mesh-after-skull-tumor-resection-in-five-dogs
#18
Desiree D Rosselli, Simon R Platt, Courtenay Freeman, Jeremy O'Neill, Marc Kent, Shannon P Holmes
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical details, surgery, postoperative imaging, and short to mid-term outcome after cranioplasty with titanium mesh in dogs with large skull tumors. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. ANIMALS: Client-owned dogs with skull tumors (n=5). METHODS: All tumors were removed via craniectomy and a sheet of titanium mesh was contoured to reconstruct the calvarial defect and sutured to surrounding musculature...
November 2, 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801403/-a-technique-of-tachocomb-application-in-dura-mater-reconstruction-in-surgery-for-posterior-cranial-fossa-tumors
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V N Shimansky, V K Poshataev, D A Odamanov, K V Shevchenko
INTRODUCTION: Liquorrhea is a condition characterized by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage from the cranial cavity due to injury to the integrity of the dura mater (DM) and bone structures of the skull base. Surgery for posterior cranial fossa (PCF) lesions distinguishes wound CSF leakage when CSF leaks from a surgical wound as well as basal CSF leakage (nasal liquorrhea and, less often, otoliquorrhea). The main cause of basal CSF leakage is injury (including surgical injury) resulting in a defect in the DM and bone structures (cells of the mastoid process in the case of a suboccipital retrosigmoid approach)...
2016: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789192/surgical-skill-assessment-using-motion-quality-and-smoothness
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Ahmad Ghasemloonia, Yaser Maddahi, Kourosh Zareinia, Sanju Lama, Joseph C Dort, Garnette R Sutherland
OBJECTIVES: This article presents a quantitative technique to assess motion quality and smoothness during the performance of micromanipulation tasks common to surgical maneuvers. The objective is to investigate the effectiveness of the jerk index, a derivative of acceleration with respect to time, as a kinetostatic measure for assessment of surgical performance. DESIGN: A surgical forceps was instrumented with a position tracker and accelerometer that allowed measurement of position and acceleration relative to tool motion...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
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