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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213906/impact-of-dexamethasone-in-patients-with-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-haemorrhage
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P Czorlich, T Sauvigny, F Ricklefs, T Abboud, A Nierhaus, E Vettorazzi, D A Reuter, J Regelsberger, M Westphal, N O Schmidt
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The role of corticosteroids in the treatment of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) has remained controversial for decades. Recent studies have suggested that the administration of corticosteroids in SAH patients is associated with favourable outcomes. Given their significant adverse effects, it is essential to identify those patients who will benefit from treatment with corticosteroids. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected cohort (n = 306) with SAH who were treated by microsurgical clipping or endovascular intervention was performed...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180053/isolated-spontaneous-midbrain-hemorrhage-in-a-14-year-old-boy
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Kim-Long R Nguyen, Hyunyoung Kim, Laszlo Nagy
Isolated spontaneous midbrain hemorrhages are rare because they are usually secondary to hemorrhages from inferior structures such as the pons and cerebellum, or superior structures such as the thalamus and putamen. While the etiologies are largely unidentified, the most common ones are vascular malformations and bleeding diathesis with hypertension being relatively uncommon. We report midbrain hemorrhage in a 14-year-old boy with a long-standing history of frequent migraine headaches and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...
January 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178707/cerebrospinal-fluid-and-hydrocephalus-physiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Andreas K Filis, Kamran Aghayev, Frank D Vrionis
BACKGROUND: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is found around and inside the brain and vertebral column. CSF plays a crucial role in the protection and homeostasis of neural tissue. METHODS: Key points on the physiology of CSF as well as the diagnostic and treatment options for hydrocephalus are discussed. RESULTS: Understanding the fundamentals of the production, absorption, dynamics, and pathophysiology of CSF is crucial for addressing hydrocephalus...
January 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175517/352%C3%A2-robot-assisted-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy
#4
Reid Hoshide, Mark Calayag, Hal S Meltzer, Michael L Levy, David D Gonda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175332/first-treatment-in-infants-with-hydrocephalus-the-case-for-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-choroid-plexus-cauterization
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Lissa C Baird
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153613/fourth-ventricle-outlet-obstruction-with-expanding-space-on-the-surface-of-cerebellum-a-case-report
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Shimoda Yoshiteru, Murakami Kensuke, Narita Norio, Tominaga Teiji
BACKGROUND: Hydrocephalus is classified as noncommunicating and communicating based on whether all ventricular and subarachnoid spaces are communicating. Although the diagnosis between the two different states is crucial, it is difficult in certain conditions. In particular, communicating hydrocephalus and noncommunicating hydrocephalus due to fourth ventricle outlet obstruction are highly misdiagnosed. We describe a case of fourth ventricle outlet obstruction of unknown origin that was initially misdiagnosed as communicating hydrocephalus...
January 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138804/lova-the-role-of-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-and-a-new-proposal-for-diagnostic-criteria
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Guillermo Ibáñez-Botella, Laura González-García, Antonio Carrasco-Brenes, Bienvenido Ros-López, Miguel Ángel Arráez-Sánchez
The diagnostic criteria and management of this condition continue to be a topic of debate in the literature. The term definitive symptomatic LOVA (longstanding overt ventriculomegaly in adults) is applied to patients that fulfil a series of diagnostic criteria,which are reviewed in our paper. The main subject of our study is to propose a rearrangement of the criteria for the diagnosis of this entity and adjusted treatment strategies. We present our data evaluating the role of endoscopy in this pathology. This descriptive and analytical study comprised 27 adult patients with LOVA who underwent endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV)...
January 30, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127723/obstructive-hydrocephalus-caused-by-an-unruptured-arteriovenous-malformation-successfully-treated-by-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-after-shunt-dysfunction
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Charles Champeaux, Céline Botella, Etienne Lefevre, Bertrand Devaux
The authors report on a patient harbouring an unruptured cortical arteriovenous malformation (AVM), who had presented with obstructive hydrocephalus due to compression of the cerebral aqueduct by a large venous varix. A ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt was inserted in emergency. Due to its large volume, the AVM was not referred for treatment and a follow-up policy was chosen. After the second VP shunt dysfunction, endoscopic third ventriculostomy was performed under neuronavigation. The procedure went uneventfully and the patient recovered well...
December 22, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120058/endoscopic-reconstruction-of-csf-pathways-in-ventricular-tumors
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Piero Andrea Oppido
Neuroendoscopy is now considered to be a minimally invasive surgical approach for expanding lesions bulging into the ventricle, and it is also considered to be a relevant tool for performing biopsy procedures, fenestration of cystic walls, or for performing tumor removal in selected cases. Furthermore, the use of neuroimaging and the accurate follow-up of brain tumor patients have allowed the documentation of tumoral and pseudotumoral cystic areas that cause the obstruction of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pathways...
2017: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101675/operative-planning-aid-for-optimal-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-entry-points-in-pediatric-cases
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Zsolt Zador, David J Coope, Abteen Mostofi, Ian D Kamaly-Asl
OBJECT: Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) uses anatomical spaces of the ventricular system to reach the third ventricle floor and create an alternative pathway for cerebrospinal fluid flow. Optimal ETV trajectories have been previously proposed in the literature, designed to grant access to the third ventricle floor without a displacement of eloquent periventricular structures. However, in hydrocephalus, there is a significant variability to the configuration of the ventricular system, implying that the optimal ETV trajectory and cranial entry point needs to be planned on a case-by-case basis...
January 18, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099375/routine-neurosurgical-consultation-is-not-necessary-in-mild-blunt-traumatic-brain-injury
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Paul R Lewis, Casey E Dunne, James D Wallace, Jason B Brill, Richard Y Calvo, Jayraan Badiee, Michael J Sise, Vishal Bansal, C Beth Sise, Steven R Shackford
BACKGROUND: The Brain Trauma Foundation guidelines provide indications for neurosurgical intervention in traumatic brain injury (TBI) with moderate or severe intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). In TBI patients with less severe ICH, the utility of neurosurgical consultation remains unclear. We sought to determine if routine neurosurgical consultation is necessary for mild blunt TBI patients with ICH. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted on 500 consecutive blunt TBI patients aged 15 years or older with Glasgow Coma Scale score ≥13 and ICH on initial head computed tomography (CT) admitted to a Level 1 trauma center over 28 months...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072740/keyhole-approach-in-the-neuroendoscopic-treatment-for-hydrocephalus
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Qiang Cai, Xiangyang Zhang, Long Wang, Shulan Huang, Zhibiao Chen, Qianxue Chen
The aim of the study was to explore keyhole approach and dura suture in the neuroendoscopic treatment for hydrocephalus.Twelve cases of hydrocephalus patients who were treated with neuroendoscope by this approach were analyzed retrospectively from April 2015 to April 2016 in our department. The basic steps of this procedure was using drill and milling cutter to form a small bone flap instead of burr hole, and then making a cruciate incision on the dura. After endoscopic third ventriculostomy or endoscopic third ventriculostomy + ventriculocystostomy finished, dura was sutured and the bone flap was reset...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042365/variations-in-strategies-to-prevent-ventriculostomy-related-infections-a-practice-survey
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Ariane Lewis, Barry M Czeisler, Aaron S Lord
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The ideal strategy to prevent infections in patients with external ventricular drains (EVDs) is unclear. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of members of the Neurocritical Care Society on infection prevention practices for patients with EVDs between April and July 2015. RESULTS: The survey was completed by 52 individuals (5% response rate). Catheter selection, use of prolonged prophylactic systemic antibiotics (PPSAs), cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collection policies, location of EVD placement, and performance of routine EVD exchanges varied...
January 2017: Neurohospitalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034816/long-term-follow-up-of-repeat-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-in-obstructive-hydrocephalus
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Joachim Oertel, Sonja Vulcu, Leonie Eickele, Wolfgang Wagner, Giuseppe Cinalli, Jana Rediker
OBJECTIVE: Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is a safe and less invasive treatment strategy for patients with obstructive hydrocephalus and provides excellent outcome. Nevertheless, repeat ETV in cases of ETV failure is a controversial issue. METHODS: Between 1993 and 1999, 113 patients underwent a total of 126 ETVs at the Department of Neurosurgery, Mainz University Hospital. Obstructive hydrocephalus was the causative pathology in all cases. A very long term follow-up of up to 16 years could be achieved...
December 27, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034809/trends-in-ventriculostomy-associated-infections-and-mortality-in-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-data-from-the-nationwide-inpatient-sample
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Roy Poblete, Ling Zheng, Ranjita Raghavan, Steven Cen, Arun Amar, Nerses Sanossian, William Mack, May Kim-Tenser
BACKGROUND: Patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) are susceptible to various medical complications, including ventriculostomy-associated infections (VAIs) in those who undergo external ventricular drain (EVD) placement. Many VAI preventative strategies have been utilized over the last 20 years, but their overall effect is unknown. Using the Nationwide (National) Inpatient Sample (NIS), this study examines trends in VAI rates and mortality over a recent 12-year period in the aSAH population...
December 26, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033279/the-effect-of-fenestration-of-the-lamina-terminalis-on-the-incidence-of-shunt-dependent-hydrocephalus-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-fish-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Chuanyuan Tao, Chaofeng Fan, Xin Hu, Junpeng Ma, Lu Ma, Hao Li, Yi Liu, Hong Sun, Min He, Chao You
BACKGROUND: Shunt-dependent hydrocephalus (SDH) is a well-known sequela following aneurysmal hemorrhage, adversely affecting the outcome after securing ruptured aneurysm. Fenestration of lamina terminalis (FLT) creates an anterior ventriculostomy, facilitates cerebrospinal fluid circulation and clot clearance in the basal cistern. However, controversy exists over whether microsurgical FLT during aneurysm repair can decrease the incidence of SDH. AIMS: The study is designed to determine the efficacy of lamina terminalis fenestration on the reduction of SDH after aneurysm clipping...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002814/the-global-rise-of-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-with-choroid-plexus-cauterization-in-pediatric-hydrocephalus
#17
Michael C Dewan, Robert P Naftel
In the quest to identify the optimal means of cerebrospinal fluid diversion free of shunt dependency, endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) with choroid plexus cauterization (CPC) has been proposed as a promising procedure in select children. Supplementing traditional ETV with obliteration of the choroid plexus has been shown to decrease the likelihood of ultimate shunt dependency by roughly 20%. Originally devised to treat hydrocephalus in infants in sub-Saharan Africa, ETV/CPC has gained eager attention and cautious support in the developed world...
December 22, 2016: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000128/hemorrhagic-complications-associated-with-ventriculostomy-in-patients-undergoing-endovascular-treatment-for-intracranial-aneurysms-a-single-center-experience
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Jack M Leschke, Andrew Lozen, Mayank Kaushal, Akinwunmi Oni-Orisan, Mazen Noufal, Osama Zaidat, Glen A Pollock, Wade M Mueller
BACKGROUND: Currently, a complete understanding of post-ventriculostomy hemorrhagic complications in subarachnoid hemorrhage due to ruptured aneurysms remains unknown. The present study evaluates the impact of periprocedural risk factors on rates of external ventricular drain (EVD)-associated hemorrhage in the setting of endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 107 patients who underwent EVD placement within 24 h of endovascular coiling was performed...
December 20, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928632/ventriculostomy-related-infections-in-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-patients-a-retrospective-study-of-incidence-etiology-and-antimicrobial-therapy
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Johan Widén, Britt-Marie Eriksson, Elisabeth Ronne-Engström, Per Enblad, Gabriel Westman
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to investigate the incidence and etiology of ventriculostomy-related infections (VRIs) in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and to assess adherence to local clinical guidelines regarding empirical antimicrobial therapy and diagnostic routines. METHODS: A total of 191 consecutive SAH patients treated in the neuro-intensive care unit of Uppsala University Hospital between 2010 and 2013 were included retrospectively. Information regarding cerebrospinal fluid samples, bacterial cultures, ventriculostomy treatment, patient characteristics, and antibiotic treatment were collected from electronic patient records...
February 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923222/pediatric-primary-diffuse-leptomeningeal-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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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...
7, 2016: Pediatric Neurosurgery
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