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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239593/ectopic-esthesioneuroblastoma-of-the-sphenoclivus-a-rare-entity
#1
Farah Dayana Zahedi, Balwant Singh Gendeh, Salina Husain, Ramesh Kumar, Thean Yean Kew
Esthesioneuroblastoma is a rare malignant neoplasm of oflactory neuroepithelium and usually located at the olfactory cleft at superior nasal cavity. Ectopic localization of esthesioneuroblastoma is even rarer and usually posed with a diagnostic dilemma and delay in the diagnosis and management, We report a rare case of ectopic esthesioneuroblastoma of the sphenoclivus with the presentation of intermittent unilateral epistaxis, intermittent intractable headache without anosmia. Nasal endoscopy findings showed a pulsatile mass at the anterior face of the sphenoid sinus with extension posteriorly towards the clivus region and occupying the floor of the sphenoid sinus...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236049/analysis-of-the-venous-channel-within-the-clivus-using-multidetector-computed-tomography-digital-subtraction-venography
#2
Katsuhiro Mizutani, Masahiro Toda, Jun Kurasawa, Takenori Akiyama, Hirokazu Fujiwara, Masahiro Jinzaki, Kazunari Yoshida
PURPOSE: Although neuroradiologists and skull base neurosurgeons are aware of the existence of veins within the clivus, such vessels have seldom been described in the literature. The aim of the present study is to elucidate the detailed venous structure of the clivus. METHODS: Computed tomography digital subtraction venography (CT-DSV) images of 50 unruptured aneurysm cases were examined retrospectively. RESULTS: Eighteen emissary veins were identified in 14 (28...
February 24, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230588/how-to-expose-the-entire-sella-floor-with-minimal-manipulation-during-an-endoscopic-endonasal-transsphenoidal-approach
#3
Do Hyun Kim, Yong-Kil Hong, Sin-Soo Jeun, Yong Jin Park, Soo Whan Kim, Jin Hee Cho, Boo-Young Kim, Sung Won Kim
OBJECTIVE: A method of opening the posterior ethmoid air cells with minimal manipulation is important for adequate exposure of the sella floor and minimal nasal morbidity. METHODS: Between February 2009 and August 2016, 373 patients with skull-base tumors underwent surgery via endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach with the 2-nostrils/4-hands technique using this technique. RESULTS: A linear incision was made laterally toward one-third of the superior turbinate along the superior border of the sphenoid sinus ostium...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228324/extended-maxillotomy-for-skull-base-access-in-contemporary-management-of-chordomas-rationale-and-technical-aspect
#4
Muhammad Fahmi Abdul Jalil, Rowan D Story, Myron Rogers
Minimally invasive approaches to the central skull base have been popularized over the last decade and have to a large extent displaced 'open' procedures. However, traditional skull base surgery still has its role especially when dealing with a large clival chordoma where maximal surgical resection is the principal goal to maximize patient survival. In this paper, we present a case of a 25year-old male patient with chordoma in the inferior clivus which was initially debulked via a transnasal endoscopic approach...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176030/endoscopic-approach-to-the-upper-cervical-spine-and-clivus-an-anatomical-study-of-the-upper-limits-of-the-transoral-corridor
#5
Emanuele La Corte, Philipp R Aldana
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in endoscopic techniques have allowed minimally invasive approaches to the cranio-vertebral junction (CVJ) through the oropharynx (ETA) in addition to the transnasal approach (EEA). These minimally invasive endoscopic techniques allow for increased surgical exposure using no visible incisions, with a potential less morbidity. The ability to know preoperatively the limit of the ETA is vital for the surgical planning in order to better address CVJ pathology. The aim of the present study is to determine the anatomical limits of endoscopic dissection of the skull base and upper cervical spine through the transoral corridor and the superior limit reached by adopting this approach...
February 7, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133560/endoscopic-resection-of-skull-base-teratoma-in-klippel-feil-syndrome-through-use-of-combined-ultrasonic-and-bipolar-diathermy-platforms
#6
Justin A Edward, Alkis J Psaltis, Ryan A Williams, Gregory W Charville, Robert L Dodd, Jayakar V Nayak
Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) is associated with numerous craniofacial abnormalities but rarely with skull base tumor formation. We report an unusual and dramatic case of a symptomatic, mature skull base teratoma in an adult patient with KFS, with extension through the basisphenoid to obstruct the nasopharynx. This benign lesion was associated with midline palatal and cerebral defects, most notably pituitary and vertebrobasilar arteriolar duplications. A multidisciplinary workup and a complete endoscopic, transnasal surgical approach between otolaryngology and neurosurgery were undertaken...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120062/craniovertebral-junction-transanasal-and-transoral-approaches-reconstruct-the-surgical-pathways-with-soft-or-hard-tissue-endocopic-lines-this-is-the-question
#7
Massimiliano Visocchi, Giuseppe Barbagallo, Vincenzo Lorenzo Pascali, Pierpaolo Mattogno, Francesco Signorelli, Gerardo Iacopino, Antonino Germano', Giuseppe La Rocca
A variety of pathological conditions may affect the clivus and the craniovertebral junction (CVJ). These include congenital disorders, chronic inflammation, neoplasms, infections, and posttraumatic conditions that could all result in CVJ compression and myelopathy Endoscopic-assisted procedures have been further developed for CVJ decompression and they have now become conventional approaches. The aims of the present study were:(1) to compare "radiological" and "surgical" nasoaxial lines (NAxLs); (2) to introduce an analogous radiological line as a predictor of the superior extension of the transoral approach (palatine inferior dental arch line (PIA); (3) to compare the "radiological" nasopalatine line (NPL) with the "surgical" NPL (SNPL) and surgical PIA (SPIA); (4) to compare "our" SNPL with the NAxL; and (5) to find possible radiological reference points to predict, preoperatively, the maximal extent of superior dissection for the transoral approach (SPIA)...
2017: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120061/direct-and-oblique-approaches-to-the-craniovertebral-junction-nuances-of-microsurgical-and-endoscope-assisted-techniques-along-with-a-review-of-the-literature
#8
Massimiliano Visocchi, Antonino Germano', Giuseppe Umana, Armando Richiello, Giuseppe Raudino, A M Eldella, Gerardo Iacopino, Giuseppe Barbagallo
PURPOSE: The aim of this review is to provide an update of the technical nuances of microsurgical and endoscopic-assisted approaches to the craniovertebral junction (transnasal, transoral, and transcervical), and to report on the available clinical results in order to identify the best strategy. METHODS: A nonsystematic update of the reviews and reporting on the anatomical and clinical results of endoscopic-assisted and microsurgical approaches to the craniovertebral junction (CVJ) was performed...
2017: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034818/clivus-metastasis-of-a-duodenal-adenocarcinoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#9
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Simone E Dekker, Jay Wasman, Kevin K Yoo, Fernando Alonso, Robert W Tarr, Nicholas C Bambakidis, Kenneth Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Clival metastases of adenocarcinomas are exceptionally rare tumors, especially when they arise from the small intestine. To our knowledge, here we present first report of a metastasis of a duodenal adenocarcinoma to the clivus. We also present a systematic review detailing metastasis to the clivus. METHODS: Studies were identified using the search terms clivus metastasis, skull base metastasis, and clivus in PubMed. We collected the following information: histopathology of the primary tumor, symptoms, history, treatment, and follow up...
December 26, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975017/endoscopic-adipofascial-radial-forearm-flap-reconstruction-of-a-clival-defect
#10
Trevor G Hackman
Skull base surgical defects present unique challenges to anatomic and functional reconstruction. Fortunately, many endonasal skull base defects are successfully managed with a variety of local and regional reconstructive techniques. However, when prior surgery or radiotherapy eliminates the use of these local and regional reconstructive options, more elaborate free tissue transfer techniques are required. Managing endoscopic skull base defects of the anterior cranial fossa and clivus is further complicated by the limited access afforded for flap inset...
November 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933249/an-enterogenous-cyst-with-atypical-pathological-findings-and-chemical-meningitis
#11
Lu Wang, Xiaona Chang, Chao Fu, Weidong Yu, Xiaoxuan Fang
INTRODUCTION: Intracranial enterogenous cysts are rare and mainly occur in the posterior fossa. These cysts are usually extra-axial, midline, anterior to the brainstem, or at the cerebellopontine angle. We report a case of an enterogenous cyst in which diagnosis was difficult because the lesion showed atypical pathologic findings. CASE PRESENTATION: A healthy 41-year-old man complained of paroxysmal occipital headaches lasting over a week, with increased severity for 3 days accompanied by slight dizziness and mild nausea...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928413/a-rare-case-of-unilateral-progressive-vision-loss-and-pachymeningitis
#12
Reuben Mari Valenzuela, Bonnie Keung, John H Pula, Jorge C Kattah
We describe a 32-year-old man with presumed Vogt-Koyanagi Harada (VKH) syndrome, whose presenting symptoms were headache and progressive loss of vision in the right eye. Neuro-ophthalmic examination showed anterior and posterior uveitis, and retinal detachment in the right eye. Ocular coherence tomography (OCT) showed extensive submacular fluid in the right eye, while the fundus fluorescein angiogram (FFA) confirmed perifoveal retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) disruption and multifocal fluorescein leakage in the right eye...
October 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928392/metastatic-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-presenting-as-abducens-palsy-complicated-by-ocular-neuromyotonia
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Niloofar Yari, Angelina Espino Barros Palau, Michael L Morgan, Nicholas B Levine, Andrew G Lee
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is a type of well-differentiated thyroid cancer that accounts for the majority of thyroid malignancies. The prognosis of PTC is very good and distant metastases are rare, especially to the skull base. The authors report the case of a 47-year-old woman with biopsy-proven PTC treated with surgery and radiation therapy who presented with headache and diplopia after 5 years and was found to have clivus and cavernous sinus metastasis. Following radiation therapy for her skull base and cavernous sinus lesion, she subsequently developed sixth nerve ocular neuromyotonia...
April 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924417/surgical-resection-of-skull-base-chordomas-experience-in-case-selection-for-surgical-approach-according-to-anatomical-compartments-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Nir Shimony, Lior Gonen, Ben Shofty, Avraham Abergel, Dan M Fliss, Nevo Margalit
BACKGROUND: Chordoma is a rare bony malignancy known to have a high rate of local recurrence after surgery. The best treatment paradigm is still being evaluated. We report our experience and review the literature. We emphasize on the difference between endoscopic and open craniotomy in regard to the anatomical compartment harboring the tumor, the limitations of the approaches and the rate of surgical resection. METHOD: We retrospectively collected all patients with skull-base chordomas operated on between 2004 and 2014...
December 6, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899081/endoscopic-endonasal-pituitary-adenomas-surgery-the-surgical-experience-of-178-consecutive-patients-and-learning-curve-of-two-neurosurgeons
#15
Xuefei Shou, Ming Shen, Qilin Zhang, Yichao Zhang, Wenqiang He, Zengyi Ma, Yao Zhao, Shiqi Li, Yongfei Wang
BACKGROUND: We aim to study surgical technique and analyze the related factors affecting tumor total removal and postoperative endocrinological remission for endoscopic endonasal pituitary adenomas surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 178 endoscopic endonasal pituitary adenomas surgery from March 2011 to May 2014. Endonasal approach included the routine transnasal-sphenoidal approach, transnasal- maxillary sinus approach in four cases and transnasal-clivus approach in one case...
November 30, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894664/tomographic-osteometry-of-the-zygomatic-bone-applied-to-traumatology-of-facial-bones-preliminary-retrospective-study-of-zygomatic-summit-in-28-patients
#16
Barbara Lerhe, Sarah Alshehri, Denis Ferachon, Sébastien Dejean, Anne Sophie Salabert, Raphael Lopez
BACKGROUND: The available referential measures defining the zygomatic bone morphology are adequate enough for full determination of the zygoma positioning, especially for trauma surgery, but osteometric analysis of the zygoma positioning based on tomographic examinations could be useful in peroperative and postoperative imaging. In this study, we propose referential measures, taking into account the morphology and the symmetry of the zygoma. In addition, the reliability and reproducibility are considered...
January 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891029/craniovertebral-junction-360%C3%A2-a-combined-microscopic-and-endoscopic-anatomical-study
#17
Sukhdeep Singh Jhawar, Maximiliano Nunez, Paolo Pacca, Daniel Seclen Voscoboinik, Huy Truong
OBJECTIVES: Craniovertebral junction (CVJ) can be approached from various corridors depending on the location and extent of disease. A three-dimensional understanding of anatomy of CVJ is paramount for safe surgery in this region. Aim of this cadaveric study is to elucidate combined microscopic and endoscopic anatomy of critical neurovascular structures in this area in relation to bony and muscular landmarks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight fresh-frozen cadaveric heads injected with color silicon were used for this study...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888089/quantitative-measurements-of-the-skull-base-and-craniovertebral-junction-in-congenital-occipitalization-of-the-atlas-a-ct-based-anatomical-study
#18
Rui Zong, Yiheng Yin, Guangyu Qiao, Yazhou Jin, Xinguang Yu
BACKGROUND: To study the craniovertebral junction (CVJ) and determine the anatomical characteristics of occipitalization of the atlas (OC) by computed tomography imaging. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 80 cases of patients with OC who underwent cervical CT scanning between March 2012 and March 2014. Forty healthy subjects were recruited as a control cohort. Fusion pattern and associated osseous anomalies were recorded. Fifteen linear quantitative parameters were measured to study the outlet of the foramen magnum, angular dimension of the skull base, posterior cranial fossa, and height of the odontoid process...
November 22, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876137/cathepsin-k-the-association-between-cathepsin-k-expression-and-sphenoid-sinus-invasion-of-pituitary-adenomas
#19
Hongyan Liu, Guoqi Wang, Weijun Gu, Yiming Mu
Pituitary adenomas with sphenoid sinus or clivus invasion are not uncommon, but the pathogenesis responsible for this phenomenon remains unclear. Cathepsin K, expressed predominantly in osteoclasts, can degrade type I collagen and plays an essential role in bone resorption. Recent studies reported the expression of Cathepsin K in various malignant tumors, such as bone, breast, lung and prostate cancers, and its expression is further increased in bone metastasis or invasive subpopulations. In addition, cathepsin K inhibitors (CatKi) were demonstrated to effectively prevent or reduce osteolytic lesions in breast cancers with bone metastasis...
December 2016: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869624/surgical-outcome-and-prognostic-analysis-of-transoral-atlantoaxial-reduction-plate-system-for-basilar-invagination-a-voxel-based-morphometry-study
#20
Gejin Wei, Chenglong Shi, Zhiyun Wang, Hong Xia, Qingshui Yin, Zenghui Wu
BACKGROUND: The use of a transoral atlantoaxial reduction plate (TARP) system is an effective surgical approach for the treatment of basilar invagination. With the aim of improving the therapeutic efficacy of the TARP operation, we conducted a voxel-based morphometric study to quantitatively investigate the descent of the odontoid process and craniocervical volume changes. METHODS: We enrolled 20 patients with basilar invagination who underwent a TARP procedure...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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