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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721597/neuroendoscopic-management-of-posterior-third-ventricle-ependymoma-with-intraaqueductal-and-fourth-ventricle-extension-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ricardo Prat-Acín, Rocío Evangelista, Rebeca Conde, Angel Ayuso-Sacido, Inma Galeano
INTRODUCTION: Posterior third ventricle ependymomas with intraaqueductal extension are relatively infrequent lesions. Its surgical management represents a formidable technical challenge and includes a wide variety of approaches. Minimally invasive surgery including the endoscopic management can play a crucial role to obtain an optimal clinical outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report the clinical outcome of an 11-year-old female patient with a 6-year history of recurrent episodes of headache and vomiting...
July 18, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717832/endoscopic-surgery-for-intraventricular-arachnoid-cysts-in-children-clinical-presentation-radiological-features-management-and-outcomes-over-a-12-year-period
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Phillip Copley, Matthew A Kirkman, Dominic Thompson, Greg James, Kristian Aquilina
PURPOSE: Less than 0.5% of arachnoid cysts are intraventricular in origin. We review our experience with endoscopic surgery for intraventricular arachnoid cysts in children. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of children with intraventricular arachnoid cysts who underwent surgery between 2005 and 2016. Clinical notes and imaging were reviewed. RESULTS: Twenty-nine patients with endoscopically treated intraventricular arachnoid cysts were identified (M/F = 17:12; median age = 1...
July 17, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716567/moving-the-goalposts-a-comparison-of-different-definitions-for-primary-external-ventricular-drain-infection-and-its-risk-factors-a-multi-center-study-of-2575-patients
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Peter Y M Woo, Hoi-Tung Wong, Jenny K S Pu, Wai-Kei Wong, Larry Y W Wong, Michael W Y Lee, Kwong-Yui Yam, Wai-Man Lui, Wai-Sang Poon
External ventricular drainage is the most common procedure performed in daily neurosurgical practice. One devastating complication is ventriculostomy-associated infection, but the establishment of evidence-based management guidelines has been hindered by the lack of an universal definition. There is also limited data with regard to the utility of comorbidity health indices and surgery-related factors in predicting infection. This study aims to compare the incidence of infection according to five commonly used definitions and to identify risk factors for this complication...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713628/outcomes-of-post-neurosurgical-ventriculostomy-associated-infections
#4
Muhammad E Bari, Ghani Haider, Komail Malik, Muhammad Waqas, Syed F Mahmood, Mubbashira Siddiqui
BACKGROUND: Ventriculostomy-associated infection (VAI) is a major concern to physicians. Limited studies have looked at the outcomes of external ventricular drain (EVD) infection and predictors of unfavorable outcomes. In this study, we assessed the outcomes of EVD infection and predictors of unfavorable outcomes. METHODS: This was a retrospective medical chart review, conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital. All the patients irrespective of age and gender, fulfilling the diagnostic criteria of VAI were included...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708018/endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-and-repeat-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-in-pediatric-patients-the-dutch-experience
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Gerben E Breimer, Ruben Dammers, Peter A Woerdeman, Dennis R Buis, Hans Delye, Marjolein Brusse-Keizer, Eelco W Hoving
OBJECTIVE After endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV), some patients develop recurrent symptoms of hydrocephalus. The optimal treatment for these patients is not clear: repeat ETV (re-ETV) or CSF shunting. The goals of the study were to assess the effectiveness of re-ETV relative to initial ETV in pediatric patients and validate the ETV success score (ETVSS) for re-ETV. METHODS Retrospective data of 624 ETV and 93 re-ETV procedures were collected from 6 neurosurgical centers in the Netherlands (1998-2015)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697664/compare-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-and-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-placement-in-infants-and-children-with-hydrocephalus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Chuzhong Li, Songbai Gui, Yazhuo Zhang
PURPOSE: Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) and ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement are two surgical options used for treatment of non-communicating hydrocephalus. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficiency and safety of these techniques in pediatric patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An extensive literature review regarding the clinical outcome, safety, and efficiency of ETV and shunting in treatment of hydrocephalus was conducted in Medline, PubMed, Cochrane, and Google Scholar databases up to November 27(th), 2015...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690017/diagnosis-and-treatment-for-pure-aqueductal-tumor
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Ryota Tamura, Tomoru Miwa, Takayuki Ohira, Kazunari Yoshida
Pure aqueductal tumor (PAT) typically originates from pure aqueductal region and is extremely rare. It is radiographically similar to tectal glioma. We examined two patients with PATs who were diagnosed with pilocytic astrocytoma and rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor. Both cases showed a progressive clinical course. It is important to distinguish between PAT and tectal glioma by radiographic imaging because the treatment strategy is different. While observation is common for tectal gliomas, a biopsy is recommended at the same time of endoscopic third ventriculostomy for PAT with hydrocephalus...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687690/cryptococcal-meningitis-causing-obstructive-hydrocephalus-in-a-patient-on-fingolimod
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Chengde Pham, Iwan Bennett, Rondhir Jithoo
Cryptococcosis is a recognised opportunistic infection in immunocompromised patients. The long-term adverse effect profile of fingolimod, an immunomodulating agent approved for use in multiple sclerosis in 2010, is only just emerging. We report the first case to our knowledge of a patient presenting with obstructive hydrocephalus secondary to cryptococcal meningitis in the setting of fingolimod therapy. Extensive posterior fossa leptomeningeal inflammation with associated cerebellar oedema resulted in effacement of the fourth ventricle and obstructive hydrocephalus requiring urgent ventriculostomy...
July 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686122/failure-of-etv-in-patients-with-the-highest-etv-success-scores
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Thomas J Gianaris, Ryan Nazar, Emily Middlebrook, David D Gonda, Andrew Jea, Daniel H Fulkerson
OBJECTIVE Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is a surgical alternative to placing a CSF shunt in certain patients with hydrocephalus. The ETV Success Score (ETVSS) is a reliable, simple method to estimate the success of the procedure by 6 months of postoperative follow-up. The highest score is 90, estimating a 90% chance of the ETV effectively treating hydrocephalus without requiring a shunt. Treatment with ETV fails in certain patients, despite their being the theoretically best candidates for the procedure...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669659/variability-in-the-use-of-platelet-transfusion-in-patients-with-intracerebral-hemorrhage-observations-from-the-ethnic-racial-variations-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage-study
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Waldo R Guerrero, Nicole R Gonzales, Padmini Sekar, Jorge Kawano-Castillo, Charles J Moomaw, Bradford B Worrall, Carl D Langefeld, Sharyl R Martini, Matthew L Flaherty, Kevin N Sheth, Jennifer Osborne, Daniel Woo
BACKGROUND: We examined platelet transfusion (PTx) in the Ethnic/Racial Variations of Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ERICH) study, hypothesizing that rates of PTx would vary among hospitals and depend on whether patients were on an antiplatelet therapy or underwent intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) surgical treatment. METHODS: The ERICH study is a prospective observational study evaluating risk factors for ICH among whites, blacks, and Hispanics. We identified factors associated with PTx, examined practice patterns of PTx across the United States, and explored the association of PTx with mortality and poor outcome (modified Rankin Scale score 4-6)...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645596/endoscopic-removal-of-a-bullet-migrated-to-the-third-ventricle-causing-hydrocephalus-a-case-report
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Aydın Aydoseli, Tugrul Cem Unal, Yavuz Aras, Pulat Akın Sabanci, Emre Altunrende, Nail Izgi
Hydrocephalus caused by an intraventricular bullet is a rare event. We report a case of a man aged 66 years who was admitted to hospital after a suicide attempt with gunshot to the head. The bullet migrated from the frontal parenchyma to the 3rd ventricle 4 days later. On the 21st day of admission, the patient developed hydrocephalus with obstruction of aqueduct. The bullet was then accessed through an endoscopic third ventriculostomy and removed using an endoscope. This is the first case in the literature of foreign object removal from the ventricle via a transcortical endoscopic approach...
June 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614970/effect-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-drainage-on-brain-tissue-oxygenation-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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Omar S Akbik, Mark Krasberg, Edwin M Nemoto, Howard Yonas
The effectiveness of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage in lowering high intracranial pressure (ICP) is well established in severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, recently the use of external ventricular drains and intracranial pressure monitors in traumatic brain injury has come under question. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the effect of CSF drainage on brain tissue oxygenation (PbtO2). Using a multimodality monitoring system, we continuously monitored brain tissue oxygenation (PbtO2) and parenchymal ICP during CSF drainage events via a ventriculostomy in 40 patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612132/hemorrhage-rate-after-external-ventricular-drain-placement-in-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-time-to-heparin-administration
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Andrew P Gard, Brian D Sayles, J Will Robbins, William E Thorell, Daniel L Surdell
OBJECTIVE: The use of antiplatelet or anticoagulants has previously been shown to increase hemorrhagic complications of ventricular catheterization. Although heparin use 24 h after ventriculostomy appears safe, the safety of heparin immediately (within 4 h) after ventriculostomy is unknown. The objective of this study was to assess the safety of heparin immediately (within 4 h) after ventriculostomy in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patients undergoing endovascular treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of 46 patients with aneurysmal SAH secondary to aneurysm rupture who required ventriculostomy...
June 13, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598265/robot-assisted-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-institutional-experience-in-9-patients
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Reid Hoshide, Mark Calayag, Hal Meltzer, Michael L Levy, David Gonda
OBJECTIVE The endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is an established and effective treatment for obstructive hydrocephalus. In its most common application, surgeons plan their entry point and the endoscope trajectory for the procedure based on anatomical landmarks, then control the endoscope freehand. Recent studies report an incidence of neural injuries as high as 16.6% of all ETVs performed in North America. The authors have introduced the ROSA system to their ETV procedure to stereotactically optimize endoscope trajectories, to reduce risk of traction on neural structures by the endoscope, and to provide a stable mechanical holder of the endoscope...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585674/real-time-video-streaming-to-surgical-loupe-mounted-head-up-display-for-navigated-meningioma-resection
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Roberto Diaz, Jang Yoon, Robert Chen, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Robert Wharen, Ricardo Komotar
AIM: Wearable technology interfaces with normal human movement and function, thereby enabling more efficient and adaptable use.We developed a wearable display system for use with intra-operative neuronavigation for brain tumor surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The Google glass head-up display system was adapted to surgical loupes with a video-streaming integrated hardware and software device for display of the Stealth S7 navigation screen. Phantom trials of surface ventriculostomy were performed...
April 30, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565993/use-of-the-pipeline-embolization-device-in-the-treatment-of-iatrogenic-intracranial-vascular-injuries-a-bi-institutional-experience
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Julius Griauzde, Vijay M Ravindra, Neeraj Chaudhary, Joseph J Gemmete, Marcus D Mazur, Christopher D Roark, William T Couldwell, Min S Park, Philipp Taussky, Aditya S Pandey
OBJECTIVE Flow-diverting devices have been used for the treatment of complex intracranial vascular pathology with success, but the role of these devices in treating iatrogenic intracranial vascular injuries has yet to be clearly defined. Here, the authors report their bi-institutional experience with the use of the Pipeline embolization device (PED) for the treatment of iatrogenic intracranial vascular injuries. METHODS The authors reviewed a retrospective cohort of patients with iatrogenic injuries to the intracranial vasculature that were treated with the PED between 2012 and 2016...
June 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559064/endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-for-the-treatment-of-hydrocephalus-in-a-paediatric-population-with-myelomeningocele
#17
Joana Rei, Josué Pereira, Carina Reis, Sérgio Salvador, Rui Vaz
BACKGROUND: Hydrocephalus develops in up to 90% of patients born with myelomeningocele. Although Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy (ETV) is currently considered the preferred treatment for obstructive hydrocephalus, its results have been inconsistent in patients with myelomeningocele. This study focuses on clinical and radiological outcomes of ETV in children with hydrocephalus related to myelomeningocele. METHODS: Medical records of 18 paediatric patients with myelomeningocele submitted to ETV from 1998 to 2015, at the Centro Hospitalar S...
May 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555308/radiologically-occult-medulloblastoma-with-hydrocephalus-case-report
#18
Hirokuni Honma, Hideki Ogiwara
INTRODUCTION: There have been no reports of occult medulloblastoma nor noncommunicating hydrocephalus due to radiologically occult brain tumors. Herein, we report radiologically occult medulloblastoma with noncommunicating hydrocephalus. CASE REPORT: A 3-year-old boy presented with macrocephaly, visual field constriction, and papilledema. Neuroimagings showed enlargement of the ventricles without any mass lesions. The CT cisternography did not show influx of the contrast into the ventricles, which suggested local cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulatory disturbance at the outlet of the fourth ventricle...
May 29, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553395/retrograde-partial-migration-of-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-with-chamber-review-of-causative-factors-and-its-prevention
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Harsha A Huliyappa, Manish Jaiswal, Sunil K Singh, Balakrishna Ojha, Anil Chandra, Srivastava Chhitij
Distal migration of shunt is a very common occurrence. Proximal migration of shunt is rare and possible pathophysiological mechanisms to explain this unusual complication is rarely attempted. A 5-month-old child shunted for posttraumatic hydrocephalus presented 1.5 years later with raised intracranial pressure and seizures. Imaging showed subdural hygroma, partial intracranial migration of shunt/chamber. On endoscopy, choroid plexus was adherent to shunt tip and some pericranial tissue was found in the anchoring suture (intraventricularly displaced)...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549914/timing-of-permanent-ventricular-shunt-placement-following-external-ventricular-drain-placement-in-primary-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#20
Steven Ray Peters, David Tirschwell
BACKGROUND: Intraventricular hemorrhage requiring ventriculostomy placement is a frequent complication of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage. Although a subset of patients will require permanent ventricular shunt placement, little is known about contemporary practices regarding the timing of ventriculostomy and ventricular shunt placement after intracerebral hemorrhage. METHODS: Using the 2010-2012 National Inpatient Sample, we identified patients with International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes for intracerebral hemorrhage, excluded secondary causes, and examined procedure dates...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
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