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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803175/seeding-of-abdomen-with-primary-intracranial-hemangiopericytoma-by-a-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-case-report
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Kelly Bridges, Rebecca Sauerwein, Marjorie Grafe, Vassiliki Liana Tsikitis, Aaron Halfpenny, Ahmed Raslan
BACKGROUND: Ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) placement has been implicated in extraneural metastasis of many primary central nervous system tumors. Reported cases include, but are not limited to, medulloblastoma, germ cell tumor, astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, lymphoma, ependymoma, melanoma, and choroid plexus tumors. However, a literature review reveals no reported cases of extraneural metastasis of solitary fibrous tumor/hemangiopericytoma (SFT/HPC). CASE DESCRIPTION: Here we report the case of a 34-year-old man with recurrent intracranial malignant SFT/HPC who had undergone surgical tumor resection and subsequent placement of a VPS for obstructive hydrocephalus in 2004...
August 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799879/the-pathophysiology-of-chronic-noncommunicating-hydrocephalus-lessons-from-continuous-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-and-ventricular-infusion-testing
#2
Per Kristian Eide
OBJECTIVE The pathophysiology of chronic noncommunicating hydrocephalus (ncHC) is poorly understood. This present study explored whether lessons about the pathophysiology of this clinical entity might be retrieved from results of overnight monitoring of pulsatile and static intracranial pressure (ICP) and ventricular infusion testing. METHODS The study cohort included adult patients (> 20 years of age) with chronic ncHC due to aqueductal stenosis in whom symptoms had lasted a minimum of 6 months. A reference cohort consisted of age- and sex-matched patients managed for communicating HC (cHC)...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789958/diagnosis-of-ventriculostomy-related-infection-is-cerebrospinal-fluid-lactate-measurement-a-useful-tool
#3
Pedro Grille, Federico Verga, Alberto Biestro
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the value of CSF lactate (LCSF) for the diagnosis of ventriculostomy related infections (VRI), and compare it with other CSF markers. METHODS: Prospective study of neurocritical patients admitted to Maciel Hospital and Clinicas Hospital ICUs in which an external ventricular drain (EVD) was inserted. In patients with clinical suspicion of VRI, a CSF sample was obtained through the EVD for CSF culture and markers analysis (glucose, protein, lactate and leukocytes)...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781856/endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-for-hydrocephalus-in-a-patient-with-klippel-feil-syndrome-a-case-report
#4
Tomohisa Ishida, Takashi Inoue, Miki Fujimura, Yoshiteru Shimoda, Masayuki Ezura, Hiroshi Uenohara, Teiji Tominaga
A patient with Klippel-Feil syndrome presented with hydrocephalus secondary to intraventricular hemorrhage. Fusion of the cervical vertebrae may have impeded cerebrospinal fluid flow. Change in the properties of cerebrospinal fluid flow after hemorrhage may have induced noncommunicating hydrocephalus. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy was effective for the treatment of hydrocephalus associated with Klippel-Feil syndrome.
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770292/cortical-bridging-venous-segment-protruding-into-the-inner-skull-depression-a-potential-site-of-hemorrhage-at-external-ventriculostomy
#5
Satoshi Tsutsumi, Hideo Ono, Yukimasa Yasumoto
PURPOSE: The cortical bridging venous segment protruding into the inner skull depression (CBVISD), a distinctive structure found in the calvarial convexity, may be a potential risk factor for hemorrhagic complications resulting from trephination. However, this subject has not been documented. In the present study, we explore the CBVISD using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: A total of 94 patients underwent contrast-enhanced MRI. Distributions of the CBVISDs were recorded in two symmetrical regions of the frontal calvarial convexity...
August 2, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765060/contemporary-management-and-surveillance-strategy-after-shunt-or-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-procedures-for-hydrocephalus
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REVIEW
M Burhan Janjua, Caitlin E Hoffman, Mark M Souweidane
The management of hydrocephalus can be challenging even in expert hands. Due to acute presentation, recurrence, accompanying complications, the need for urgent diagnosis; a robust management plan is an absolute necessity. We devised a novel time efficient surveillance strategy during emergency, and clinic follow up settings which has never been described in the literature. We searched all articles embracing management/surveillance protocol on pediatric hydrocephalus utilizing the terms "hydrocephalus follow up" or "surveillance protocol after hydrocephalus treatment"...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753091/neuroendoscopic-surgery-in-children-does-age-at-intervention-influence-safety-and-efficacy-a-single-center-experience
#7
Amy L Bowes, Josh King-Robson, William J Dawes, Greg James, Kristian Aquilina
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to review the safety of pediatric intraventricular endoscopy across separate age groups and to determine whether intraventricular endoscopy is associated with an increased risk of complications or reduced efficacy in infants younger than 1 year. METHODS In this retrospective cohort study, 286 pediatric patients younger than 17 years underwent intraventricular endoscopy at Great Ormond Street Hospital between December 2005 and December 2014. The primary diagnosis, procedure, and complications were recorded...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753090/brainstem-angiocentric-glioma-report-of-2-cases
#8
Kristin J Weaver, Lexi M Crawford, Jeffrey A Bennett, Marie L Rivera-Zengotita, David W Pincus
Angiocentric glioma is a rare tumor that was recognized by the WHO Classification of Tumours of the Central Nervous System as a distinct clinicopathological entity in 2007. Since this initial description, the vast majority of cases of angiocentric glioma reported in the literature have involved tumors of the cerebral hemispheres. To date, only 1 case of angiocentric glioma arising from the posterior midbrain has been reported. The authors present the cases of 2 pediatric patients who were found to have brainstem angiocentric gliomas...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733225/microneurosurgical-clip-ligation-of-acutely-ruptured-cerebral-aneurysm-immediately-preceded-by-intentional-subtotal-endovascular-coil-embolization-under-a-single-anesthesia-observations-using-a-deliberate-combined-sequential-treatment-strategy-in-13-cases
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Jeffrey E Thomas, Jack C Rose
BACKGROUND: Endovascular coil embolization and craniotomy with clip ligation are the two most commonly used treatments for ruptured cerebral aneurysm. While coiling maintains the advantages of brevity and complete avoidance of brain retraction and manipulation, clipping offers the benefits of decompression of the injured brain and lower aneurysm recurrence rates. A combined, immediately sequential treatment strategy for acutely ruptured cerebral aneurysm that simultaneously maximizes the advantages of both techniques, while minimizing their respective disadvantages, may be a useful paradigm...
July 18, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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)...
September 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
#20
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
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