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Veysel Burulday, Mehmet Hüseyin Akgül, Nuray Bayar Muluk, Mehmet Faik Ozveren, Ahmet Kaya
In the present study, we investigated the types and ratio of posterior clinoid process (PCP) pneumatization in paranasal sinus multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). Paranasal MDCT images of 541 subjects (227 males, 314 females), between 15 and 65 years old, were included into the study. Pneumatization of anterior clinoid process and pneumatization types (I, II, or III) were evaluated in the males and females. PCP pneumatization was detected in 20.7 % of the males and 11.5 % of the females. Right, left, and bilateral PCP pneumatizations were detected in 7...
October 21, 2016: Neurosurgical Review
Tao Xie, Wei Sun, Xiaobiao Zhang, Tengfei Liu, Hailing Ding, Fan Hu, Yong Yu, Ye Gu
BACKGROUND: In this study, we investigated the value of three-dimensional (3D) fast-imaging employing steady-state acquisition (FIESTA) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in detecting non-iatrogenic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhoea and compared it with regular MRI and 3D magnetisation prepared rapid acquisition gradient echo (MPRAGE) MRI sequences, as well as high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) imaging. We also present the endoscopic experiences of such cases. METHOD: From June 2011 to Feb 2016, 17 patients with non-iatrogenic cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea were included...
October 13, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
See Yung Phang, Kathrin Whitehouse, Lucy Lee, Hisham Khalil, Paul McArdle, Peter C Whitfield
AIMS: CSF leaks are not uncommon after a base of skull fracture. Currently there is no standardised algorithm for the investigation and management of post-traumatic CSF leaks. In this paper we aim to provide an evidence-based framework for managing post-traumatic CSF leaks. METHODS: We searched the English literature over the past 45 years using CINAHL, EMBASE and MEDLINE for the terms (1) post-traumatic CSF leaks or fistulas, and (2) basilar or base of skull fractures, but excluded papers on post-operative and non-traumatic CSF leaks, and papers on paediatric post- traumatic CSF leaks...
September 26, 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Daniel Morell-Garcia, Josep Miquel Bauça, M Pilar Sastre, Aina Yañez, Isabel Llompart
BACKGROUND: Prostaglandin D2 synthase, commonly known as β-trace protein (βTP), is an excellent biomarker for the assessment of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks. Despite being widely used, the limits for the diagnostic values of βTP are not well established to date, and currently suggested cut-off values in literature range from 0.25 to 6.0mg/L. Sample-specific and more accurate thresholds are a current need. METHODS: A retrospective observational study, performed in a tertiary-care hospital, between January 2006 and January 2014...
September 7, 2016: Clinical Biochemistry
Akin Akakin, Baran Yilmaz, Murat Şakir Ekşi, Emel Ece Özcan-Ekşi, Mustafa Kemal Demir, Zafer Orkun Toktaş, Deniz Konya
Cranial chronic subdural hematoma (CSH) occurs secondary to trauma or just spontaneously. In this clinical report, the authors presented a 39-year-old male patient who was admitted with cranial CSH. In further assessment of the patient, the authors found an underlying cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak at the level of cervical spine. Following evacuation of the CSH, it recurred. In the second session, the hematoma was re-evacuated and the CSF fistula repaired. The CSH did not recur again. In young adult patients with recurrent CSH and prior presence of bilateral CSH, a survey for an underlying spinal CSF leak should be considered in the differential, especially in the background of trauma...
September 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Ramón Moreno-Luna, Eugenio Cárdenas Ruiz-Valdepeñas, José Ignacio Tato, Monica Rivero-Garvia, Javier Márquez-Rivas, Antonio Mochón Martín
BACKGROUND: Adenoidectomy is one of the most common procedures in the field of pediatric otolaryngology. Postoperative bleeding is one of the most frequent complications (0.4%). In turn, cerebrospinal fluid fistula is a very uncommon but critical complication in this type of surgery. METHODS: We report the case of a 3-year-old patient who underwent adenoidectomy and presented a cerebrospinal fluid leak associated with pneumocephalus and meningitis. RESULTS: The solution provided was a suture in layers of the fistula tract, reinforced with basipharyngeal vascularized and rotation random flap of mucosa, and a free graft of muscle, through a transoral endoscopic approach...
September 2016: World Neurosurgery
Angel Horcajadas Almansa, Ana Román Cutillas, Ana Jorques Infante, José Ruiz Gómez, Heriberto Busquier
Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistulas are rather common in daily practice. The aim of the surgical treatment is closure of the leak, but recurrences are quite frequent. The association between spontaneous CSF fistulas and idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is not uncommon, and this is probably the cause of the low rate of success of the surgical treatment. Symptoms of IIH associated with spontaneous CSF fistula are atypical, and diagnosis is often missed. Continuous intracranial pressure monitoring is very useful in the diagnosis of chronic IIH and in patients with spontaneous CSF fistula, as it helps in making decisions on the treatment of these patients...
July 18, 2016: Neurocirugía
Wouter I Schievink, M Marcel Maya, Stacey Jean-Pierre, Miriam Nuño, Ravi S Prasad, Franklin G Moser
OBJECTIVE: Spontaneous spinal CSF leaks cause spontaneous intracranial hypotension but no systematic study of the different types of these CSF leaks has been reported. Based on our experience with spontaneous intracranial hypotension, we propose a classification system of spontaneous spinal CSF leaks. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records, radiographic studies, operative notes, and any intraoperative photographs of a group of consecutive patients with spontaneous intracranial hypotension...
August 16, 2016: Neurology
Swati Tandon, Satinder Singh, Shalabh Sharma, Asish K Lahiri
INTRODUCTION: Congenital anomalies of the cochlea and labyrinth can be associated with meningitis and varying degrees of hearing loss or deafness. Despite antibiotics, meningitis remains a life threatening complication. CASE REPORT: We report a case of recurrent meningitis following episodes of otitis media in a cochlear implantee child with bilateral vestibulocochlear malformation, due to fistula in the stapes footplate. Intrathecal fluorescin was used to identify the leak site...
May 2016: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
Richard D Murray, Rachel Friedlander, Samuel Hanz, Harminder Singh, Vijay K Anand, Theodore H Schwartz
OBJECTIVE The anterior skull base is a common site for the spontaneous development of meningoceles, encephaloceles, and meningoencephaloceles that can lead to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistula formation, particularly in association with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. In some circumstances the lesions are difficult to localize. Whether all sites in the anterior skull base are equally prone to fistula formation or whether they are distributed randomly throughout the anterior skull base is unknown, although the anterior cribriform plate has been proposed as the most frequent location...
July 1, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
Sang-Hyeop Jeon, Sang-Ho Lee, Yi Sheng Tsang, Tag-Geun Jung, Ki-Hyoung Moon, Gun Choi, Ketan Deshpande
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of the triple layer closure technique to establish watertight sealing without diversion of lumbar drainage, in preventing persistent incidental subarachnoid-pleural fistula and other neurologic complications related to excessive drainage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) after dural defect in transthoracic ossified posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage into the pleural cavity leads to unfavorable conditions for natural healing of incidental durotomy due to the negative pressure environment of the pleural space and lack of wound healing around the bony cavity near the decompressed spinal cord...
June 28, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
Archil Eristavi, Ian Sabin
We describe an unusual and rarely documented site of SIH supported by clear radiological evidence: a case of spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistulae involving the C7 and C8 nerve root sheaths, presenting with sudden onset headache and requiring surgical intervention to seal the leaks. Investigations confirmed the leaks and the typical MRI findings of meningeal enhancement, which were resolved after surgery.
June 24, 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Gabrielle A White-Dzuro, Pouya Entezami, George Wanna, Paul Russell, Lola B Chambless
Introduction Traumatic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistulae can be a challenging neurosurgical disease, often requiring complicated surgical intervention. Case Presentation A 54-year-old man presented with a gunshot wound to the head with complex injury to the skull base and significant CSF leakage from multiple sites. A single surgery was performed using a combined Neurosurgery, Neurotology, and Rhinology team, which was successful in repairing the multiple skull base defects and preventing further CSF leak...
June 2016: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
Tiffany Mathias, Joshua Levy, Adil Fatakia, Edward D McCoul
BACKGROUND: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea, when left untreated, can lead to meningitis and other serious complications. Treatment traditionally has entailed an open craniotomy, although the paradigm has now evolved to encompass endoscopic procedures. Trauma, both accidental and iatrogenic, causes the majority of leaks, and trauma involving skull base and facial fractures is most likely to cause CSF rhinorrhea. Diagnosis is aided by biochemical assay and imaging studies. METHODS: We reviewed the literature and summarized current practice regarding the diagnosis and management of CSF rhinorrhea...
2016: Ochsner Journal
Justin Seltzer, Arash Babadjouni, Bozena B Wrobel, Gabriel Zada
Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea due to a skull base defect requires prompt diagnosis and treatment. Multiple surgical options are available for repairing the fistula, including the two-layer "fascial apposition" method and use of a pedicled nasal-septal flap. A 44-year-old obese woman presented with 4 months of progressive cough, exertional dyspnea, hoarseness, and intermittent fluid drainage from the right nostril. Chest computed tomography (CT) imaging and bronchoscopy showed chronic pneumonitis, which was confirmed by pulmonary wedge resection...
June 2016: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
Bijan Beigi, Deepak Vayalambrone, Mohsen Bahmani Kashkouli, Peter Prinsley, Jan Saada
PURPOSE: To present a technique to improve the surgical treatment of frontal sinus mucocele and its recurrence. METHODS: Nine procedures performed on eight patients by a team of ENT and Ophthalmic orbital surgeons. Data collected included patient demographics, surgical details, pathological findings and complications. The surgical technique involved an external approach via the upper eyelid skin crease combined with an internal approach with a rigid 4 mm endoscope described below...
March 2016: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
Neeraj Kumar, Felix E Diehn, Carrie M Carr, Jared T Verdoorn, Ivan Garza, Patrick H Luetmer, John L D Atkinson, Jonathan M Morris
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June 14, 2016: Neurology
Fatih Alagöz, Ergün Dağlıoğlu, Murat Korkmaz, Ali Erdem Yıldırım, Özhan Merzuk Uçkun, Denizhan Divanlıoğlu, Ömer Polat, Ali Dalgıç, Arif Ösün, Fevzi Yılmaz, Müge Sönmez, Ahmet Deniz Belen
BACKGROUND: Head trauma is associated with a significant risk of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistula. METHODS: In this study, it was aimed to report twenty-two cases subjected to operative intervention for otorrhea, rhinorrhea and oculorrhea with associated traumatic lesions. Majority of the cases had moderate to severe head trauma with a Glascow Coma Scale (GCS) score under 14. The study group included eleven cases with depression fractures, 6 with epidural hematomas and 4 with tension pneumocephalus...
December 2015: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
Charlotte Jaloux, Pierre-Hugues Roche, Baptiste Bertrand, Dominique Casanova, Cécile Philandrianos
BACKGROUND: Skull base and posterior fossa surgeries are sometimes complicated by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistulae, which may be challenging to treat. They can lead to meningitis, increasing global morbidity and mortality. In case of failed medical treatment, revision surgery may be required. "Fat packing" (adipose tissue grafts) is usually used to close the communication between the intracranial contents and the cutaneous tissue, and to fill the dead space created by the skull base surgery...
June 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Leena Robinson Vimala, Anitha Jasper, Aparna Irodi
BACKGROUND: Localization of a cerebrospinal fluid [CSF] fistula is a diagnostic challenge. The choice of an optimal imaging technique is necessary to locate the site of CSF leak which is required for surgical/endoscopic repair of the CSF fistula. MATERIAL/METHODS: Retrospective analysis of imaging was performed in 33 patients who presented with symptoms suggestive of CSF rhinorrhoea over a period of two years. Either a bone defect on high resolution CT [HRCT] or CSF column extending extracranially from the subarachnoid space with or without brain/ meningeal herniation on magnetic resonance [MR] cisternography was considered positive for CSF leak...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
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