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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181683/analysis-of-the-infiltrative-features-of-chordoma-the-relationship-between-micro-skip-metastasis-and-postoperative-outcomes
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Toru Akiyama, Koichi Ogura, Tabu Gokita, Satoshi Tsukushi, Shintaro Iwata, Tomoki Nakamura, Akihiko Matsumine, Tsukasa Yonemoto, Yoshihiro Nishida, Kazuo Saita, Akira Kawai, Seiichi Matsumoto, Takehiko Yamaguchi
BACKGROUND: Chordomas are very rare primary malignant bone tumors that arise commonly from the sacrum (50-60%) and clivus (25-35%). Chordomas have a high rate of recurrence. The authors confirmed a unique histologic infiltration pattern of chordomas that resembles a skip-metastatic lesion in normal tissue around tumor, which they named "micro-skip metastasis." This study aimed to examine the correlations between the clinicopathologic features of chordomas, including micro-skip metastasis, and the clinical outcomes, including overall survival, local recurrence-free survival, and distant metastasis-free survival...
November 27, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174229/repair-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage-using-a-transfrontal-radial-adipofascial-flap-an-individual-approach-supported-by-3d-printing-for-surgical-planning
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Stefan Grau, Stephanie Kellermann, Michael Faust, Moritz Perrech, Dirk Beutner, Alexander Drzezga, Joachim Zöller
BACKGROUND: Leakage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) due to large prolactinomas represents a complex issue. Due to limited anatomical space, often multiple leakage sites and scarce locally available tissue for repair, surgical possibilities are limited. We report an initial case of using a radial fasciocutaneous flap applied sub-frontally to cover a large skull base defect, supported by preoperative 3D-printing for surgical planning. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 29 year old female developed severe nuchal pain which was caused by destruction of large parts of her skull base by a prolactinoma...
November 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169050/utility-of-post-mortem-computed-tomography-in-clivus-fracture-diagnosis-case-illustration-and-literature-review
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S Zerbo, A Di Piazza, G Lo Re, G L Aronica, S Salerno, R Lagalla
Clivus fractures are usually associated with head blunt trauma due to traffic accident and falls. A 23 - year-old man died immediately after a smash-up while he was stopping on his motorcycle. Post-mortem Computed tomography (PMCT), performed before autopsy, revealed a complex basilar skull base fractures associated with brainstem and cranio-vertebral junction injuries, improving the diagnostic performance of conventional autopsy. Imaging data were re-assessable and PMCT offers the possibility to perform multiplanar and volume rendered reconstructions, increasing forensic medicine knowledge related to traumatic injuries...
November 16, 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126120/cranial-chordoma-a-new-preoperative-grading-system
#4
Harley Brito da Silva, David Straus, Jason K Barber, Robert C Rostomily, Manuel Ferreira, Laligam N Sekhar
BACKGROUND: Chordomas are rare but challenging neoplasms involving the skull base. A preoperative grading system will be useful to identify both areas for treatment and risk factors, and correlate to the degree of resection, complications, and recurrence. OBJECTIVE: To propose a new grading system for cranial chordomas designed by the senior author. Its purpose is to enable comparison of different tumors with a similar pathology to clivus chordoma, and statistically correlate with postoperative outcomes...
November 3, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125445/morphometric-and-volumetric-comparison-of-102-children-with-symptomatic-and-asymptomatic-chiari-malformation-type-i
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Siri Sahib S Khalsa, Ndi Geh, Bryn A Martin, Philip A Allen, Jennifer Strahle, Francis Loth, Desale Habtzghi, Aintzane Urbizu Serrano, Daniel McQuaide, Hugh J L Garton, Karin M Muraszko, Cormac O Maher
OBJECTIVE Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) is typically defined on imaging by a cerebellar tonsil position ≥ 5 mm below the foramen magnum. Low cerebellar tonsil position is a frequent incidental finding on brain or cervical spine imaging, even in asymptomatic individuals. Nonspecific symptoms (e.g., headache and neck pain) are common in those with low tonsil position as well as in those with normal tonsil position, leading to uncertainty regarding appropriate management for many patients with low tonsil position and nonspecific symptoms...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121040/ossification-of-the-petrosphenoid-ligament-a-case-study
#6
Janusz Skrzat, Izabela Mróz, Alexandru Spulber, Michał Zarzecki, Jerzy Walocha
The current study presents a case in which a human skull revealed a partially ossified petrosphenoid ligament. The ossified ligament appears as a hooked bony trabecula emerging below the right posterior clinoid process. Another bony trabecula arises from the petrous apex and runs towards the clivus. Both trabecula face each other but do not fuse, having a small gap between their tips. Their positions clearly indicate that they must have formed an overhang above the abducens nerve. Therefore, they should be considered a part of the walls of Dorello's canal, which is a conduit for the abducens nerve and associated vascular structures...
2017: Folia Medica Cracoviensia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076464/-extended-endoscopic-endonasal-posterior-transclival-approach-to-tumors-of-the-clival-region-and-ventral-posterior-cranial-fossa-part-2-topographic-and-anatomical-aspects-and-surgical-technique
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A N Shkarubo, K V Koval', G F Dobrovol'skiy, M A Shkarubo, G A Polev, D N Andreev, I V Chernov, V V Karnaukhov, O A Gadzhieva
PURPOSE: to present the main topographic and anatomical features of the clivus and adjacent structures for improving and optimizing the extended endoscopic transnasal posterior (transclival) approach in removal of clival and ventral posterior cranial fossa lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a topographic and anatomical study of 25 cadaver heads, the vascular bed of which was filled with colored silicone using the original technique for visualizing the bed features and individual variability...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075159/endoscopic-endonasal-reconstructive-methods-to-the-anterior-skull-base
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REVIEW
Srikant Chakravarthi, Lior Gonen, Alejandro Monroy-Sosa, Sammy Khalili, Amin Kassam
The success of expanded endoscopic endonasal approaches (EEAs) to the anterior skull base, sellar, and parasellar regions has been greatly aided by the advancement in reconstructive techniques. In particular, the pedicled vascularized flaps have been developed and effectively cover skull base defects of varying sizes with a significant reduction in postoperative CSF leaks. There are two aims to this review: (1) We will provide our current, simplified reconstruction algorithm. (2) We will describe, in detail, the relevant anatomy, indications/contraindications, and surgical technique, with a particular emphasis on the nasoseptal flap (NSF)...
November 2017: Seminars in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053075/machine-learning-applied-to-neuroimaging-for-diagnosis-of-adult-classic-chiari-malformation-role-of-the-basion-as-a-key-morphometric-indicator
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Aintzane Urbizu, Bryn A Martin, Dulce Moncho, Alex Rovira, Maria A Poca, Juan Sahuquillo, Alfons Macaya, Malena I Español
OBJECTIVE The current diagnostic criterion for Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I), based on tonsillar herniation (TH), includes a diversity of patients with amygdalar descent that may be caused by a variety of factors. In contrast, patients presenting with an overcrowded posterior cranial fossa, a key characteristic of the disease, may remain misdiagnosed if they have little or no TH. The objective of the present study was to use machine-learning classification methods to identify morphometric measures that help discern patients with classic CM-I to improve diagnosis and treatment and provide insight into the etiology of the disease...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050071/-poorly-differentiated-chordoma-with-ini1-loss-a-clinicopathologic-study
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J Y Feng, L Chen, Y Y Ma, H W Yang, L Chen
Objective: To analyze the clinicopathologic characteristics of poorly-differentiated chordoma with INI1 loss in children and to discuss the differential diagnosis. Methods: The clinical, radiological, histopathological profiles and molecular pathologic characteristics of two pediatric poorly differentiated chordoma cases with INI1 loss were reviewed. Results: The patients were a girl and a boy. Both lesions involved the slope. Both patients were presented with progressive muscle weakness or neck pain. Radiological examination showed clivus bone destruction and compression of the brain stem and cervical spinal cord...
October 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983379/hypoglossal-nerve-mononeuropathy-as-the-first-presenting-symptom-of-progressing-multiple-myeloma
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Neil B Newman, Vidya Puthenpura, Stephanie Mischell, Gabriela Ferreira
Multiple myeloma (MM) rarely presents with a primary neurological dysfunction, and if it does it is usually due to a plasmacytoma. This is the first case to discuss hypoglossal nerve dysfunction as the first sign of MM progression secondary to severe pathophysiologic bone lysis. A PubMed-based literature search was completed on April 17, 2016 for the terms "multiple myeloma" and "hypoglossal nerve neuropathy". A 73-year-old woman with known MM who received little treatment for several years, presented secondary to dysarthria and at first was thought to have hyperviscosity syndrome...
February 2017: World Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961728/combined-endoscopic-endonasal-and-transoral-surgery-for-a-chordoma-in-the-whole-clivus-with-marked-caudal-extension
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Takuma Hara, Hiroyoshi Akutsu, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Shuho Tanaka, Muneyoshi Yasuda, Shingo Takano, Hiroyoshi Kino, Hidetaka Miyamoto, Akira Matsumura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 5, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942017/first-report-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-metastasizing-to-the-clivus-in-a-paediatric-patient
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Lebohang Modikeng, John R Ouma, Reena Mohanlal
The clivus is a rare site of tumour occurrence in general, and metastases to this site are especially rare.(1) Renal cell carcinoma is an uncommon entity in the paediatric population. While not infrequent in adults, when it does occur metastases to the clivus are extremely uncommon, only having been reported thrice in the literature. All cases involved adults in their sixth decade.(1-4).
September 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926835/air-in-the-subdural-space-at-the-clivus
#14
Mustafa Ogden, Mehmet Faik Özveren
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 20, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914866/-extended-endoscopic-endonasal-posterior-transclival-approach-to-tumors-of-the-clival-region-and-ventral-posterior-cranial-fossa-part-1-topographic-and-anatomical-features-of-the-clivus-and-adjacent-structures
#15
A N Shkarubo, K V Koval', G F Dobrovol'skiy, M A Shkarubo, V V Karnaukhov, B A Kadashev, D N Andreev, I V Chernov, O A Gadzhieva, O Yu Aleshkina, E A Anisimova, P L Kalinin, M A Kutin, D V Fomichev, O I Sharipov, D B Ismailov, E S Selivanov
OBJECTIVE: to describe the main topographic and anatomical features of the clival region and its adjacent structures for improvement and optimization of the extended endoscopic endonasal posterior (transclival) approach for resection of tumors of the clival region and ventral posterior cranial fossa. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a craniometric study of 125 human skulls and a topographic anatomical study of heads of 25 cadavers, the arterial and venous bed of which was stained with colored silicone (the staining technique was developed by the authors) to visualize bed features and individual variability...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904574/multicentric-chordoma-in-a-child
#16
Shighakolli Ramesh, Raju Subodh, Srinadh Boppana, Erukkambattu Jayashankar
Chordomas are primary malignant bone tumors that arise in the axial skeleton, believed to originate from remnants of embryologic notochordal cell rests. Multicentric origin of chordoma is extremely rare. To our literature search, we found only three cases of multicentric chordoma in adults. We report a first case of multicentric chordoma in pediatric age group. A 14-month-old child presented with torticolis and left upper limb monoparesis, imaging showed expansile bony destructive lesion in clivus and dorsal spine simultaneously...
April 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899547/linear-dimensions-of-normal-upper-airway-structure-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-chinese-han-infants-and-preschool-children
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Xiaoli Yi, Linyin Yao, Xinyu Yuan, Yongxiang Wei, Zhenchang Wang
OBJECTIVES: To establish normative data of upper airway structure in Chinese Han infants and preschool children. METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of 521 Chinese Han infants and preschool children (225 girls, 296 boys) aged from 1 day to 72 months were selected from the children who underwent head MRI at the Capital Institute of Pediatrics Affiliated Children Hospital, Beijing, China. No subjects had sleep-disordered breathing or associated conditions that may have affected the upper airway anatomy...
September 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883763/cyberknife-stereotactic-radiosurgery-and-denosumab-for-giant-cell-tumour-of-the-skull-base-case-report
#18
Cuauhtemoc de la Peña, Jorge H Guajardo, Maria F Gonzalez, Miguel A Hinojosa, Erick Cardona
Giant cell tumours (GCT) of the skull is a rare entity with only small number of cases reported in literature and optimal treatment is yet to be determined. These tumours have shown high recurrence rates after incomplete surgery, usually occurring during the first year. Even with new surgical techniques a complete resection in skull base tumours is not always possible without functional compromise. Therefore, adjuvant therapy is essential to enhance local control and quality of life. We report a rare case of a 34-year-old male with giant cell tumour (GCT) of the skull base involving the petrous bone, clivus and sphenoid body...
November 2017: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869136/basilar-artery-dolichoectasia-prevalence-and-correlates-with-markers-of-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Oscar H Del Brutto, Robertino M Mera, Victor J Del Brutto, Aldo F Costa, Mauricio Zambrano, James Brorson
BACKGROUND: Basilar artery (BA) dolichoectasia has been associated with cerebral small vessel disease (SVD). However, studies have focused on stroke patients, and results cannot be extrapolated to the population at large. In this study, we aimed to assess prevalence of BA dolichoectasia and its association with SVD in community-dwelling older adults living in rural Ecuador. METHODS: Atahualpa residents aged ≥60 years underwent brain magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance angiography of intracranial vessels...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868044/merkel-cell-carcinoma-with-distant-metastasis-to-the-clivus-causing-symptoms-mimicking-tolosa-hunt-syndrome-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Kwo Wei David Ho, Peter A Drew, Miguel Chuquilin
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an uncommon but highly malignant neuroendocrine tumor of the skin. MCC can metastasize, but involvement of the central nervous system is rare. Here, we report a case of rapidly progressing metastatic MCC to the clivus and bilateral cavernous sinus in an immunocompromised patient. This case is unique in that it is the first case report showing MCC metastasis to the clivus from a distant site. It also demonstrates that a MCC metastasis can masquerade with symptoms of Tolosa-Hunt syndrome...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
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