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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546250/the-management-and-imaging-of-vestibular-schwannomas
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E P Lin, B T Crane
Vestibular schwannomas are the most common cerebellopontine angle tumor. During the past century, the management goals of vestibular schwannomas have shifted from total resection to functional preservation. Current treatment options include surgical resection, stereotactic radiosurgery, and observation. Imaging has become a crucial part of the initial screening, evaluation, and follow-up assessment of vestibular schwannomas. Recognizing and understanding the management objectives, various treatment modalities, expected posttreatment findings, and complications allows the radiologist to play an essential role in a multidisciplinary team by providing key findings relevant to treatment planning and outcome assessment...
May 25, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516966/expanded-transcanal-transpromontorial-approach-to-the-internal-auditory-canal-and-cerebellopontine-angle-a-cadaveric-study
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L Presutti, M Bonali, D Marchioni, G Pavesi, A Feletti, L Anschuetz, M Alicandri-Ciufelli
The aim of this paper is to describe and evaluate the feasibility of an expanded endoscopic transcanal transpromotorial approach (ExpTTA) to the internal auditory canal and the cerebellopontine angle. To this end, we performed a cadaveric dissection study in September 2015. In total, 2 heads (4 sides) were dissected focusing on anatomical landmarks and surgical feasibility. Data from dissections were reviewed and analysed for further consideration. In all 4 sides of the cadavers the procedure was feasible. In all cadavers, it was necessary to extensively drill the temporo-mandibular joint and to calibrate the external ear canal to allow adequate room to manoeuver the instruments and optics and to comfortably access the cerebellopontine angle...
June 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505503/intracranial-neurenteric-cyst-mimicking-an-ependymoma-imaging-features-pathologic-correlation-and-review-of-literature
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Steve M Nelson, Derek A Mathis, Joseph K Hobbs, Vincent M Timpone
We present a case of a 57-year-old female with four-months of diplopia and vertigo. MRI revealed a mixed cystic and solid partially enhancing lesion of the 4th ventricle, foramen of Luschka and cerebellopontine angle. Preoperative differential diagnosis favored ependymoma. Biopsy revealed a neurenteric cyst, a benign developmental lesion that rarely occurs intracranially. This case highlights several atypical manifestations of intracranial neurenteric cyst, with regions of histologically benign solid enhancement, multicompartmental extra-axial location mimicking an ependymoma, and rapid recurrence without evidence of underlying malignancy...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490688/-pre-and-intra-operative-supporting-technology-for-brain-tumors-7-surgery-for-cerebellopontine-angle-brain-tumors
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Nobuyuki Nakajima, Michihiro Kohno
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490168/primary-glioblastoma-of-the-cerebellopontine-angle-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ji-Hye Lee, Jong Hyun Kim, Taek-Hyun Kwon
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is located most frequently in the cerebral hemispheres. Glioblastoma presenting as an extraaxial mass of cerebellopontine angle (CPA) is very rare in adults. We report a rare case of GBM arising in the CPA. The patient was a 71-year-old female, who complained of progressive gait disturbance and poor memory. Initial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a 1.4×1.3 cm mass in the left CPA, with broad base to the petrous bone, showing homogenous enhancement. Follow-up MRI showed a rapid increase in size of mass (2...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484559/exophytic-pontine-glioblastoma-multiforme-presenting-as-cerebellopontine-angle-mass
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Sukhdeep Singh Jhawar, Garewal Singh Sarvpreet, T N Shadangi
Exophytic pontine glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a highly malignant tumor of posterior fossa, which is quite rare and such tumor presenting as cerebellopontine (CP) angle mass is even rarer. Here, we describe a 12-year-old boy who presented with imbalance on walking and facial nerve paresis. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed an irregular ring enhancing mass lesion of the CP angle, which was initially thought to be a tuberculoma, but was later confirmed to be a GBM. Clinical and radiological differentiation of uncommon lesions of CP angle in children is discussed with brief review of pertaining literature...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484537/dorsally-exophytic-glioblastoma-arising-from-the-medulla-oblongata-in-an-adult-presenting-as-4-th-ventricular-mass
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Kuntal Kanti Das, Guru Prasad Bettaswamy, Anant Mehrotra, Sushila Jaiswal, Awadhesh Kumar Jaiswal, Sanjay Behari
Brainstem gliomas are relatively rare in adults (<2% of all gliomas). Exophytic gliomas are focal brainstem lesions, which project into the 4(th) ventricle or cerebellopontine angles. These exophytic lesions are usually of low-grade histology (pilocytic astrocytoma or ganglioglioma) and have a relatively better outcome compared with brainstem gliomas as a whole. Glioblastoma is the commonest primary glial cell neoplasm and mostly occurs in the supratentorial compartment. It is rather uncommon in the brainstem and seldom has been described as having an exophytic growth pattern...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481390/multimodal-intraoperative-neurophysiologic-monitoring-in-the-neurosurgical-oncology
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Sema Brandmeier, Emine Taşkiran, Fatihhan Bölükbaşi, Ramazan Sari, İlhan Elmaci
AIM: Neurosurgical oncology that is performed for lesions located in critical areas like the sensorimotor area has additional risk because it may cause serious neurological deficiencies. Some intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) modalities can effectively help the surgeons to maximize resections of this kind of lesions with or without an acceptable neurological deficiency. Our aim was to share our IONM experiences with patients who underwent intracranial lesion surgery in critical areas between September 2013 and January 2015...
March 26, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479521/the-retrolabyrinthine-presigmoid-approach-to-the-anterior-cerebellopontine-region-expanding-the-limits-of-trautmann-s-triangle
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Fernando Alonso, Simone E Dekker, James Wright, Christina Wright, Andrea Alonso, Margaret Carmody, R Shane Tubbs, Nicholas C Bambakidis
The anatomical area exposed through the exposure of Trautmann's triangle may not be sufficient. We studied the additional exposure provided by skeletonizing the sigmoid sinus. Human cadaver heads were subjected to a thin temporal bone CT scan for a total of 10 sides. The estimated surgical working angle was calculated based on the relationship of the sigmoid sinus to the posterior semicircular canal, superior petrosal sinus and jugular bulb on imaging. The heads were then subjected to a mastoidectomy and remeasured with and without sigmoid sinus skeletonization...
May 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476467/painful-trigeminal-neuropathy-attributed-to-a-space-occupying-lesion-presenting-as-a-toothache-a-report-of-4-cases
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Noboru Noma, Makoto Hayashi, Isao Kitahara, Andrew Young, Maasa Yamamoto, Kosuke Watanabe, Yoshiki Imamura
Painful trigeminal neuropathy attributed to a space-occupying lesion (code 13.1.2.5 in the International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd edition [beta version]) is an orofacial pain condition that has characteristics of classical trigeminal neuralgia but is caused by a space-occupying lesion. We present 4 cases of intracranial lesions mimicking odontogenic pain as follows: case 1, a 61-year-old woman presented with a chief complaint of aching soreness in the right mandibular molar area for 1 year; case 2, a 59-year-old man presented with severe pain in the left maxillary and mandibular molars; case 3, a 72-year-old man presented with a chief complaint of facial shock-like pain on the left side; and case 4, a 75-year-old man presented with a chief complaint of paroxysmal pain and numbness in the buccal gingiva of the right mandibular molar region...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468211/symptomatic-trigeminal-neuralgia-caused-by-cerebellopontine-angle-tumors
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Pengfei Liu, Chenlong Liao, Wenxiang Zhong, Min Yang, Shiting Li, Wenchuan Zhang
To investigate the characteristics of symptomatic trigeminal neuralgia (TN) caused by tumors and the relationship between anatomicosurgical findings and tumor type, the authors undertook a retrospective review of 35 patients with symptomatic TN between 2006 and 2015. The tumors included 16 meningiomas, 14 epidermoids, 4 vestibular schwannomas, and 1 hemangioblastoma. The studies show that patients with tumor-induced TN were significantly younger than those idiopathic TN (P <0.05). Meningioma-induced TN tended to have responsible vessels, while epidermoid tumor seemed to cause TN by wrapping or compressing the nerve...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450069/circulating-steroids-negatively-correlate-with-tinnitus
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Pavel Chrbolka, Zoltán Palúch, Martin Hill, Štefan Alušík
While not a disease entity in itself; symptoms of tinnitus (from Latin tinnio - clink) accompany a number of diseases. Tinnitus prevalence increases with age, deteriorates one's quality of life, and may even result in suicidal behavior. Tinnitus develops in response to a variety of risk factors, otoxic substances, noise exposure, hearing disorders, and psychological alterations. Tinnitus is closely related to mood, depression, and psychological state. In the present study, we focused on alterations of the steroid metabolome and particularly neuroactive, neuroprotective, and immunomodulatory steroids in patients with tinnitus...
April 25, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442197/metastases-in-cerebellopontine-angle-from-the-tumors-of-central-nerve-system
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Mingshan Zhang, Zhaoyan Wang, Junping Zhang, Hongwei Zhang, Chunyu Gu, Haoran Wang, Chunjiang Yu, Hao Wu
The objective of this study was to analyze the characters of the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) metastases from central nerve system (CNS) tumors. Ten patients were reviewed for the period between 2008 and 2015. The clinical and neuroimaging features, and treatment outcomes were analyzed retrospectively. The average period during primary diagnosis through the diagnosis of CPA metastases was 42.4months. Among the 10 cases, the primary tumors and metastases were found simultaneously in 3 cases, the metastases after primary tumor removal were found in 5 cases, and the metastases after stereotaxic radiosurgery were found in 2 cases...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435113/microsurgical-and-endoscopic-anatomy-for-intradural-temporal-bone-drilling-and-applications-of-the-electromagnetic-navigation-system-various-extensions-of-the-retrosigmoid-approach
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Ken Matsushima, Noritaka Komune, Satoshi Matsuo, Michihiro Kohno
OBJECTIVE: The use of the retrosigmoid approach has recently been expanded by several modifications including the suprameatal, transmeatal, suprajugular, and inframeatal extensions. Intradural temporal bone drilling without damaging vital structures inside or beside the bone, such as the internal carotid artery and jugular bulb, is a key step for these extensions. This study aimed to examine the microsurgical and endoscopic anatomy of the extensions of the retrosigmoid approach, and to evaluate the clinical feasibility of an electromagnetic navigation system during intradural temporal bone drilling...
April 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413554/confounding-features-of-ectopic-craniopharyngioma-a-differential-for-tumors-showing-diffusion-restriction
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Sudha Karnan, Vanitha Krishnamoorthy, Kailasanathan Natarajan, Babu Peter Sathyanathan
Craniopharyngiomas comprise approximately 1-3% of all intracranial tumors and arise from squamous epithelial rests along remnants of Rathke's cleft. They have bimodal age distribution. The ectopic sites reported are the nasopharynx, sphenoid bone, pineal region, cerebellopontine angle and third ventricle. We report a case of ectopic craniopharyngioma in the Foramen of Monro with restricted diffusion, which have is an unusual feature, not commonly reported and is a potential pitfall.
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413550/primary-intracranial-rhabdomyosarcoma-of-the-cerebellopontine-angle-mimicking-a-vestibular-schwannoma-in-a-child
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Prakash Nair, Kuntal Kanti Das, Arun K Srivastava, R N Sahu, Raj Kumar, Kamlesh Yadava, Rakesh Pandey
Primary intracranial rhabdomyosarcoma (PIRMS) is a rare neoplasm, which affects infants and young children. We report a rare case of a primary embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the cerebellopontine angle in a 7-year-old boy with clinical and radiological features mimicking a vestibular schwannoma. The patient underwent definitive surgery and radiotherapy and is recurrence free at 6 months. PIRMS commonly occur in parameningeal locations or metastasize to the brain from an extracranial primary. Gross total tumor resection followed by adjuvant radiotherapy remains the current standard of treatment; however, chemotherapy has also been tried with favorable results...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413544/abdominal-schwannoma-in-a-case-of-neurofibromatosis-type-2-a-report-of-a-rare-combination
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Khandkar Ali Kawsar, Md Raziul Haque, Forhad Hossain Chowdhury
Neurofibromatosis-2 (NF2) is an autosomal-dominant disease, which is characterized by vestibular schwannomas (VSs) (acoustic neurinoma) as well as tumours of the peripheral and central nervous system, demonstrating a variety of expression. A 12-year-old girl presented to us with headache and ataxia for four months. We examined and found a lump in the right side of her abdomen. On magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of brain, a bilateral VS at the cerebellopontine (CP) angle was detected, and on computerized tomography (CT) scan and ultrasonography of her abdomen a large retroperitoneal schwannoma was revealed in the right side of her abdomen...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413536/primary-cerebellopontine-angle-glioblastoma-in-an-adult
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Souvagya Panigrahi, Sudhansu S Mishra, Srikant Das
Supratentorial glioblastoma is the most frequent primary intracranial tumor in adults. Its localization in the cerebellum is extremely rare and such tumor presenting as cerebellopontine angle (CPA) mass in an adult is even rarer. We report the case of primary cerebellar glioblastoma in a 52-year-old woman who presented clinically and radiologically as CPA mass. Its clinical presentation, radiological findings, and treatment instituted are discussed in view of pertinent literature.
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400229/clinical-features-and-surgical-outcomes-in-patients-with-cerebellopontine-angle-hemangioblastomas-a-retrospective-series-of-23-cases
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Jian Cheng, Wenke Liu, Si Zhang, Ding Lei, Xuhui Hui
OBJECTIVE: Hemangioblastomas in the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) are uncommon and have rarely been reported. They may be easily misdiagnosed because of the atypical location, clinical and imaging features. The present study aimed to characterize clinical and radiological features, treatment strategies and outcomes in these rare lesions and to investigate various factors that may affect postoperative outcomes. METHODS: The medical records of patients with CPA hemangioblastomas who underwent surgery from 2003 to 2016 at the West China Hospital were reviewed retrospectively and statistically analyzed...
April 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397378/basal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-by-rupture-of-arteriovenous-malformation-at-the-cerebellopontine-angle
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Mio Takayama, Masayuki Kashiwagi, Kenji Hara, Aya Matsusue, Brian Waters, Natsuki Ikematsu, Shin-Ichi Kubo
A man in his late forties had lived as a recluse for more than ten years. He was found dead in his room. At autopsy, subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) was detected at the base of the brain, which weighed 1333 g. The cerebellar tonsil was swollen. The cerebral ventricle was enlarged and filled with blood. A hematoma was observed in the upper part of the left side of the cerebellar hemisphere. The location and size of SAH in this case indicated that the rupture of a cerebral aneurysm (CA) had occurred; however, CA was not detected...
April 10, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
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