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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217497/prevalence-of-hyperdense-paraspinal-vein-sign-in-patients-with-spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension-without-dural-csf-leak-on-standard-ct-myelography
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Michael S Clark, Felix E Diehn, Jared T Verdoorn, Vance T Lehman, Greta B Liebo, Jonathan M Morris, Kent R Thielen, John T Wald, Neeraj Kumar, Patrick H Luetmer
PURPOSE: A recently identified and treatable cause of spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)-venous fistula, and a recently described computed tomography myelogram (CTM) finding highly compatible with but not diagnostic of this entity is the hyperdense paraspinal vein sign. We aimed to retrospectively measure the prevalence of the hyperdense paraspinal vein sign on CTMs in SIH patients without dural CSF leak, in comparison with control groups. METHODS: Three CTM groups were identified: 1) SIH study group, which included dural CSF leak-negative standard CTMs performed for SIH, with early and delayed imaging; 2) Early control CTMs, which were performed for indications other than SIH, with imaging shortly after intrathecal contrast administration; 3) Delayed control CTMs, which included delayed imaging...
December 7, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204210/spontaneous-umbilical-csf-fistula-due-to-migration-of-the-peritoneal-end-of-vp-shunt-a-case-report-and-review-of-pathogenesis
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Siddharth Vankipuram, Somil Jaiswal, Manish Jaiswal, Ankur Bajaj, Anil Chandra, B K Ojha
Abdominal complications after ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt surgery for hydrocephalus have been known to occur. The more common complications include peritoneal pseudocyst, obstruction of the lower end, and shunt infection. Perforations of the intra-abdominal hollow viscera leading to spontaneous extrusions of the peritoneal catheter via the natural orifices have also been reported. A rarer phenomenon still is the migration of the lower end of the VP shunt through the anterior abdominal wall, leading to the formation of a spontaneous umbilical fistula at a site unrelated to the surgical site...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196574/clinical-biomarkers-differentiate-myelitis-from-vascular-and-other-causes-of-myelopathy
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Paula Barreras, Kathryn C Fitzgerald, Maureen A Mealy, Jorge A Jimenez, Daniel Becker, Scott D Newsome, Michael Levy, Philippe Gailloud, Carlos A Pardo
OBJECTIVE: To assess the predictive value of the initial clinical and paraclinical features in the differentiation of inflammatory myelopathies from other causes of myelopathy in patients with initial diagnosis of transverse myelitis (TM). METHODS: We analyzed the clinical presentation, spinal cord MRI, and CSF features in a cohort of 457 patients referred to a specialized myelopathy center with the presumptive diagnosis of TM. After evaluation, the myelopathies were classified as inflammatory, ischemic/stroke, arteriovenous malformations/fistulas, spondylotic, or other...
January 2, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170119/adult-patients-with-pneumococcal-meningitis-at-a-neurosurgical-neurological-center-different-predisposing-conditions
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Lucero de María Ugalde-Mejía, Veronica Angeles Morales, Graciela Cárdenas, Jose Luis Soto-Hernández
BACKGROUND: In previous studies of pneumococcal meningitis in adults within general hospitals or national cohorts, the most common predisposing conditions are otitis media, sinusitis, pneumonia, immunosuppression, alcoholism, and diabetes. The epidemiology of pneumococcal meningitis is changing due to the use of vaccines in childhood, and antibiotic resistance has increased. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the cases of patients with diagnosis of pneumococcal meningitis proved by an inflammatory CSF with a positive culture, treated during a period of 14 years at an adult neurosurgical neurological reference center...
November 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165750/our-experience-in-the-management-of-csf-otorrhea-a-transmastoid-approach-with-middle-ear-cavity-obliteration-and-a-middle-cranial-fossa-approach
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Asli Cakir Cetin, Nuri Karabay, Enis Alpin Guneri
In this report, we present two cases of patients with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) otorrhea who underwent surgical repair through either a transmastoid or middle cranial fossa approach. In our first case, a 34-year-old male after head trauma with conductive hearing loss and a House-Brackmann grade 2 facial palsy was found to have a soft tissue mass protruding through his right tympanic membrane. Radiological examination revealed a wide tegmen tympani defect. He underwent surgery via a transmastoid approach with repair of the defect and blind sac closure of the external auditory canal after middle ear cavity obliteration...
November 1, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155111/surgical-treatment-of-spinal-synovial-cysts-in-the-elderly-symptoms-treatment-course-and-outcome-in-patients-over-75-years
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Markus Bruder, Florian Gessler, Adriano Cattani, Christian Droste, Volker Seifert, Matthias Setzer, Gerhard Marquardt
OBJECTIVE: The ongoing aging of our society leads to a rising number of elderly patients with progressive degeneration of the spine, associated with synovial cysts. In the elderly, surgical treatment may be particularly challenging because of comorbidities. METHODS: Patients treated in our department between 1999 and 2014 for spinal synovial cysts were screened. The 28 patients aged 75 years and older were classified as "elderly". Those were compared with 96 patients between 50 and 74 years...
November 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122076/a-systematic-review-of-secondary-cerebrospinal-fluid-leaks
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Neeraja Konuthula, Mohemmed N Khan, Anthony Del Signore, Satish Govindaraj, Raj Shrivastava, Alfred M Iloreta
BACKGROUND: Secondary cerebrospinal leaks (CSF) are leaks that recur after an initial endoscopic repair of CSF leaks. Identification of characteristics that could predict secondary leaks may allow surgeons to plan repairs with the knowledge that these defects are more likely to fail. OBJECTIVE: To identify characteristics that could predict secondary CSF leaks. METHODS: A search of all studies that reported outcomes after endoscopic repair of CSF leaks was conducted by using medical literature data bases...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061456/multi-layered-dura-reconstruction-after-thoracoscopic-microdiscectomy-technique-and-results
#8
Erwin M J Cornips
BACKGROUND: Anterior transthoracic approaches including thoracoscopic microdiscectomy (TMD) are the preferred technique for central, broad-based, calcified thoracic disc herniations (TDHs). Dural defects due to manipulation or transdural extension may create a potentially life-threatening subarachnoid-pleural fistula. We evaluate a fast, sutureless technique to reconstruct the dura. METHODS: We analyzed 476 anterior transthoracic approaches for TDHs (437 TMDs, 31 mini-thoracotomies, 7 transaxillary approaches, one sternotomy)...
October 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023155/csf-venous-fistulas-in-spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension-imaging-characteristics-on-dynamic-and-ct-myelography
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Peter G Kranz, Timothy J Amrhein, Linda Gray
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to describe the anatomic and imaging features of CSF venous fistulas, which are a recently reported cause of spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of patients with SIH caused by CSF venous fistulas who received treatment at our institution. The anatomic details of each fistula were recorded. Attenuation of the veins involved by the fistula was compared with that of adjacent control veins on CT myelography (CTM)...
December 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981202/novel-middle-ear-applications-for-a-synthetic-cerebrospinal-fluid-csf-sealant
#10
S Das, P A Rea
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October 5, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966827/spontaneous-pseudomeningocele-associated-with-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Gonçalo Novais, Bernardo Ratilal, Lia Pappamikail, Pedro Branco, Nuno Reis
BACKGROUND: Pseudomeningocele, an extradural collection of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), has only been rarely reported to occur spontaneously in conjunction with isthmic spondylolisthesis (with lysis) in the lumbar spine. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 68-year-old male presented with low back pain and neurogenic claudication of several years duration without any history of trauma, epidural spine injections, or spine surgery. Lumbosacral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a grade-I L4-L5 isthmic spondylolisthesis with spinal canal narrowing and a posterior paravertebral collection consistent with CSF...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960156/identification-and-repair-of-intraoperative-cerebrospinal-fluid-leaks-in-endonasal-transsphenoidal-pituitary-surgery-surgical-experience-in-a-series-of-1002-patients
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Ben A Strickland, Joshua Lucas, Brianna Harris, Edwin Kulubya, Joshua Bakhsheshian, Charles Liu, Bozena Wrobel, John D Carmichael, Martin Weiss, Gabriel Zada
OBJECTIVE Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea is among the most common complications following transsphenoidal surgery for sellar region lesions. The aim of this study was to review the authors' institutional experience in identifying, repairing, and treating CSF leaks associated with direct endonasal transsphenoidal operations. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective review of cases involving surgical treatment of pituitary adenomas and other sellar lesions at the University of Southern California between December 1995 and March 2016...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944942/paramedian-forehead-flap-for-repair-of-refractory-high-flow-anterior-skull-base-csf-leak
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Jeremy Ciporen, Brandon Lucke-Wold, Haley Gillham, David Cua, Jason Kim, Paul Akins
AIM: The paramedian forehead flap (PMFF) has been well described for nasal reconstruction. However, it has never been reported for use in the repair of high flow anterior skull base cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) leaks. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The patient is a 55 yo African American male cocaine abuser who initially presented with a high flow anterior skull base CSF leak, extensive pneumocephalus, and intra-cerebral and intra-ventricular abscesses with an oro-nasal-cerebral fistula...
July 11, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900366/tau-protein-as-a-possible-marker-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-rhinorrhoea-a-pilot-study
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Jean-Baptiste Oudart, Laure Zucchini, François-Xavier Maquart, Xavier Dubernard, Marc Labrousse, Géraldine Fiabane, Alexandra Quedreux, Fabien Litre, Laurent Ramont
INTRODUCTION: The management of posttraumatic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhoea remains a clinical challenge. Cerebrospinal fistula is a dural defect responsible for possible CSF leakage into the contiguous air-filled cavities located at the skull base. The risk of central nervous system infection in these conditions is severe and can be life threatening. Consequently, a specific CSF biomarker might be used in case of difficult diagnosis of CSF rhinorrhoea. CSF Tau protein is a neuronal protein, commonly assessed for diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease (AD)...
October 15, 2017: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871507/delayed-post-operative-tension-pneumocephalus-and-pneumorrhachis
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D C Kieser, D T Cawley, C Tavolaro, T Cloche, I Obeid, V Pointillart, J M Vital, O Gille
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of pneumocephalus and pneumorrhachis after spinal surgery is unknown, with a paucity of literature on this complication. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present the first published case of delayed onset tension pneumocephalus and pneumorrhachis associated with spinal surgery. RESULTS: This complication occurred from a cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) leak after posterior instrumentation removal and was successfully treated with emergent wound debridement and the formation of a CSF fistula...
September 4, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857968/risk-factors-and-management-of-incidental-durotomy-in-lumbar-interbody-fusion-surgery
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Frederik Enders, Amelie Ackemann, Simon Müller, Karl Kiening, Berk Orakcioglu
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective study analysis. OBJECTIVE: In this retrospective study we evaluated risk factors for incidental durotomy and its impact on the postoperative course. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Lumbar interbody fusion (LIF) is increasingly applied for the treatment of degenerative instability. A known complication is incidental durotomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cohort of 541 patients who underwent primary LIF surgery between 2005 and 2015 was analyzed...
August 28, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755201/update-on-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension
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Peter G Kranz, Michael D Malinzak, Timothy J Amrhein, Linda Gray
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this study is to provide an update on recent developments in the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH). RECENT FINDINGS: SIH is an important cause of headaches caused by spinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks, with an increasingly broad spectrum of clinical presentations and diagnostic findings. A simple conception of the condition as being defined by the presence of low CSF pressure is no longer sufficient or accurate...
August 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698085/modified-park-bench-position-for-superior-vermian-arteriovenous-malformations-and-dural-fistulas
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Rouzbeh Motiei-Langroudi, Christoph J Griessenauer, Abdulrahman Y Alturki, Paul H Chapman, Christopher S Ogilvy, Ajith J Thomas
OBJECTIVES: Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the superior cerebellar vermis and dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVFs) draining into tentorial venous structures are uncommon lesions. Various surgical approaches and positions have been used to gain access. METHODS: We present our experience with 10 superior vermian AVMs and 3 dAVFs with retrograde transverse sinus or torcular drainage, each resected through a supracerebellar infratentorial approach in the park bench position with modification of the neck and head position (vertex tilt-up instead of down)...
October 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688062/giant-thoracic-discs-treatment-outcome-and-follow-up-of-33-patients-in-a-single-centre
#19
Saurabh Kapoor, Meriem Amarouche, Farah Al-Obeidi, Jean Marie U-King-Im, Nick Thomas, David Bell
PURPOSE: To help guide treatment strategies and create insight into functional outcomes in patients with Giant herniated thoracic discs (GHTD), which are defined as occupying more than 40% of spinal canal. METHODS: Authors did a retrospective analysis of prospective cohort of 33 cases of GHTD, using clinical letters, notes, and telephonic questionnaires to determine their pre and postoperative functional status, surgical details, and complication rates. 16 males and 17 females operated between 2006 and 2014 were included in the study...
July 7, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637117/spontaneous-cerebrospinal-fluid-rhinorrhoea-with-meningitis-secondary-to-ecchordosis-physaliphora
#20
Luke Galloway, Caroline Hayhurst
Transclival CSF fistulae are rare. We report a 40-year-old female who presented with meningitis after a short history of CSF rhinorrhoea. The defect resulted from the rare notochordal remnant, ecchordosis physaliphora (EP), and was successfully resected and repaired endoscopically.
March 2, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
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