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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511971/learning-curve-for-the-endoscopic-endonasal-approach-for-suprasellar-craniopharyngiomas
#1
Hailin Ding, Ye Gu, Xiaobiao Zhang, Tao Xie, Tengfei Liu, Fan Hu, Yong Yu, Chongjing Sun
The endoscopic endonasal approach is considered an alternative minimally invasive approach for suprasellar craniopharyngiomas. However, the complicated surgical manipulations required by this approach have limited its application. We evaluate whether the approach features a learning curve. Thirty-three patients were retrospectively reviewed and grouped as early (17 patients) and late (16 patient) groups. The operation time, extent of removal, ophthalmology, endocrinology, reconstruction and modifications of standard technique were evaluated...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499902/dumbbell-shaped-jugular-foramen-tumors-extending-to-the-neck-surgical-considerations-based-on-imaging-findings
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J He, J H Wan, B Zhao, H Q Cai, Y H Wu, X J Li, H P Qian, X L Meng
OBJECTIVE: Dumbbell-shaped jugular foramen tumors (DSJFTs) extending to the neck present diagnostic and management difficulties because of their rarity, various pathologies and multidisciplinary involvement. Accurate imaging findings are of great importance for surgical planning and clinical outcomes. However, few articles have discussed this issue to date. METHODS: Thirty-one patients with DSJFTs extending to the neck were surgically treated in a single stage at our institute...
May 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495137/early-predictors-of-rapidly-evolving-multiple-sclerosis-a-case-report
#3
Kryshani T M Fernando, Michael James
Objective The aim of this case report is to highlight some important features of rapidly evolving Multiple Sclerosis. BACKGROUND: In a small proportion of patients, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can present as a fulminant disease characterised by severe and frequent relapses. This form of rapidly evolving MS is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. It is therefore important to identify these patients as early as possible, so that they can be managed effectively. However, due to the rarity of fulminant forms of MS, there is limited data on the natural history and management of this condition...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481397/endoscopic-endonasal-cerebrospinal-fluid-leak-repair-on-the-ventral-midline-skull-base-a-single-neurosurgical-center-experience
#4
Cihan Isler, Merdin Lyutviev Ahmedov, Mehmet Yigit Akgun, Baris Kucukyuruk, Nurperi Gazioglu, Galip Sanus, Necmettin Tanriover
AIM: The aim of this study was to present the results of endoscopic endonasal repair of ventral midline skull base cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak (VMSBL) at our institution and to discuss the technique and results from a neurosurgical perspective. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all VMSBL cases that underwent endoscopic endonasal skull base approach (EESBA) for CSF leak repair at a single tertiary neurosurgical center was performed. Twenty six patients with an average age of 44...
March 25, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478791/oblique-intrathecal-injection-in-lumbar-spine-surgery-a-technical-note
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Gordon A E Jewett, Daniel Yavin, Perry Dhaliwal, Tara Whittaker, JoyAnne Krupa, Stephan Du Plessis
OBJECTIVES: Intrathecal morphine (ITM) is an efficacious method of providing postoperative analgesia and reducing pain associated complications. Despite adoption in many surgical fields, ITM has yet to become a standard of care in lumbar spine surgery. Spine surgeons' reticence to make use of the technique may in part be attributed to concerns of precipitating a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak. METHODS: Herein we describe a method for oblique intrathecal injection during lumbar spine surgery to minimize risk of CSF leak...
May 8, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452613/fully-endoscopic-combined-transsphenoidal-and-supraorbital-keyhole-approach-for-parasellar-lesions
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Yuichi Nagata, Tadashi Watanabe, Tetsuya Nagatani, Kazuhito Takeuchi, Jonsu Chu, Toshihiko Wakabayashi
OBJECTIVE Parasellar tumors that extend far laterally beyond the internal carotid artery or that are fibrous and adhere firmly to critical structures are difficult to remove totally via the endoscopic transsphenoidal approach alone. In such cases, a combined transsphenoidal-transcranial approach is effective to achieve maximal resection in a single stage. In this paper, a new minimally invasive surgical technique for complicated parasellar lesions, a fully endoscopic combined transsphenoidal-supraorbital keyhole approach, is presented...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451627/disruption-of-the-leptomeningeal-blood-barrier-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
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Nasrin Asgari, Eoin P Flanagan, Kazuo Fujihara, Ho Jin Kim, Hanne P Skejoe, Jens Wuerfel, Hiroshi Kuroda, Su Hyun Kim, Elisabeth Maillart, Romain Marignier, Sean J Pittock, Friedemann Paul, Brian G Weinshenker
OBJECTIVE: To describe leptomeningeal blood-barrier impairment reflected by MRI gadolinium-enhanced lesions in patients with aquaporin-4 immunoglobulin G (AQP4-IgG)-positive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). METHODS: A retrospective case series of 11 AQP4-IgG-positive NMOSD patients with leptomeningeal enhancement (LME) were collected from 5 centers. External neuroradiologists, blinded to the clinical details, evaluated MRIs. RESULTS: LME was demonstrated on postcontrast T1-weighted and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery images as a sign of leptomeningeal blood-barrier disruption and transient leakage of contrast agent into the subarachnoid space in 11 patients, 6 in the brain and 6 in the spinal cord...
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447154/radiological-and-clinical-interpretation-of-the-patients-with-csf-leaks-developed-during-or-after-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
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Muaid I Aziz Baban, Mokarbesh Hadi, Stefania Gallo, Jacopo Zocchi, Mario Turri-Zanoni, Paolo Castelnuovo
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks associated with endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) are a rare complication related to anatomical and technical factors. The anatomical variations at skull base level are imperative to be detected preoperatively by CT scan to avoid this complication. Identifying the factors playing a role in the incidence of the CSF leaks during and after ESS and the common leak sites. A retrospective review of 24 patients presented with incidental CSF leaks, gathered from 1999 to 2016 was performed...
April 26, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419438/dinosaur-tail-sign-a-useful-spinal-mri-finding-indicative-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage
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Keita Sakurai, Masafumi Kanoto, Motoo Nakagawa, Masashi Shimohira, Aya M Tokumaru, Masashi Kameyama, Keigo Shimoji, Satoru Morimoto, Noriyuki Matsukawa, Minoru Nishio, Yuta Shibamoto
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the imaging characteristics and diagnostic utility of the "Dinosaur tail sign" in the diagnosis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage. BACKGROUND: The authors propose the "Dinosaur tail sign," defined as a combination of the dorsal epidural hyperintensities, fat tissue, spinal cord, and cauda equine on lumbosacral sagittal fat-suppressed T2-weighted image (FST2WI), as a sensitive indicator for diagnosing CSF leakage. METHODS: Imaging characteristics of the "Dinosaur tail sign" was evaluated in seven spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) and 23 iatrogenic CSF leakage (ICSFL) patients...
April 16, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412565/the-use-of-a-novel-perfusion-based-cadaveric-simulation-model-with-cerebrospinal-fluid-reconstitution-comparing-dural-repair-techniques-a-pilot-study
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Joshua Bakhsheshian, Ben A Strickland, Neil N Patel, Andre M Jakoi, Michael Minneti, Gabriel Zada, Frank L Acosta, Patrick C Hsieh, Jeffrey C Wang, John C Liu, Martin H Pham
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Watertight dural repair is crucial for both incidental durotomy and closure after intradural surgery. PURPOSE: The study aimed to describe a perfusion-based cadaveric simulation model with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) reconstitution and to compare spine dural repair techniques. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: The study is set in a fresh tissue dissection laboratory. SAMPLE SIZE: The sample includes eight fresh human cadavers...
April 12, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357687/efficacy-and-safety-of-non-suture-dural-closure-using-a-novel-dural-substitute-consisting-of-polyglycolic-acid-felt-and-fibrin-glue-to-prevent-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage-a-non-controlled-open-label-multicenter-clinical-trial
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Shunsuke Terasaka, Toshiaki Taoka, Satoshi Kuroda, Nobutaka Mikuni, Toru Nishi, Hiroyuki Nakase, Yukihiko Fujii, Yasuhiko Hayashi, Jun-Ichi Murata, Ken-Ichiro Kikuta, Toshihiko Kuroiwa, Sachie Shimokawa, Kiyohiro Houkin
The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of non-suture dural closure using a novel dural substitute (GM111) consisting of polyglycolic acid felt with a fibrin-glue-coated area commensurate in size with the dural defect. This was a non-controlled, open-label, multicenter clinical trial. The efficacy evaluation endpoints were (1) GM111's intra-operative capability to close dural defects and (2) prevention of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage and subcutaneous CSF retention throughout the postoperative period (evaluated by diagnostic imaging)...
May 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357166/spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension-presenting-as-a-pseudo-chiari-1
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Ali S Haider, Suraj Sulhan, Ian T Watson, Dean Leonard, Eliel N Arrey, Umair Khan, Phu Nguyen, Kennith F Layton
Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is classified as a decrease in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure secondary to a CSF leakage and consequent descent of the brain into the foramen magnum. Diagnosing SIH can be difficult due to its overlapping findings with Arnold-Chiari type 1 Malformation (CM1) where the cerebellar tonsils herniate into the foramen magnum. The similarity of both conditions calls for a more reliable imaging technique to localize the CSF leak which could narrow the differential diagnosis and aid in choosing the correct treatment...
February 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339449/reversal-of-progressive-conscious-disturbance-with-epidural-blood-patch-for-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage-at-c2-level
#13
Yi-Chen Lai, Yuan-Yi Chia, Wei-Hung Lien
Intracranial hypotension syndrome (IHS) is generally caused by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage. Complications include bilateral subdural hygroma or haematoma and herniation of the cerebellar tonsils. Epidural blood patch (EBP) therapy is indicated if conservative treatment is ineffective. We reported the case of a 46-year-old man with a history of postural headache and dizziness. The patient was treated with bed rest and daily hydration with 2000 mL of fluid for 2 weeks. However, dizziness and headache did not resolve, and he became drowsy and disoriented with incomprehensible speech...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338451/superficial-siderosis-of-the-central-nervous-system-associated-with-intraspinal-hemorrhage-from-ventral-thoracic-epidural-veins-and-a-ventral-spinal-csf-leak-case-report
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Keisuke Takai, Takashi Komori, Manabu Niimura, Makoto Taniguchi
In most patients with superficial siderosis of the CNS, the exact source of bleeding remains unknown because of a lack of objective surgical data. The authors herein describe the case of a 58-year-old man with superficial siderosis of the CNS. The patient also had spinal CSF leakage due to a spinal dural defect. Repair surgery for the dural defect was performed using posterior laminoplasty with a transdural approach without spinal fixation. During repair surgery, the bleeding source was found to be the epidural vein around the defect...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336418/treatment-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-leak-after-spine-surgery
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Zhao Fang, Rong Tian, Yu-Tao Jia, Tian-Tong Xu, Yang Liu
Owing to the complexity of spinal surgery, there is a great prevalence of dural tear causing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage. Many studies focused on suture repair for dural tear to stop CSF leak. Now some new treatment strategies have shown a promising effect that is listed as follows: 1) creating watertight dural closure to stop CSF leak with the help of dural substitute material; and 2) retarding CSF leak by changing pressure difference, including reducing the subarachnoid fluid pressure, increasing the epidural space pressure and both...
April 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330628/analysis-of-the-dura-involvement-in-cholesteatoma-surgery
#16
David Schwarz, Antoniu-Oreste Gostian, Sami Shabli, Philipp Wolber, Karl Bernd Hüttenbrink, Andreas Anagiotos
OBJECTIVE: The involvement of the dura is a rare yet potentially life-threatening complication during cholesteatoma surgery. Thus, the knowledge about treatment and consequences of this issue is of great importance to every ear surgeon. METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed the dura involvement with regard to the type of defect, reconstruction method used, and the post-operative complications of 1291 pediatric and adult cholesteatoma surgeries performed at an academic tertiary care center over a twelve-year period...
March 19, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327892/safety-and-efficacy-of-tachosil-absorbable-fibrin-sealant-patch-compared-with-current-practice-for-the-prevention-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-leaks-in-patients-undergoing-skull-base-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Bernard George, Christian Matula, Lars Kihlström, Enrique Ferrer, Vilhelm Tetens
BACKGROUND: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage associated with incomplete sealing of the dura mater is a major complication of intradural procedures. OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of adjunctive TachoSil (Takeda Pharma A/S, Roskilde, Denmark) with current practice for the prevention of postoperative CSF leaks in patients undergoing elective skull base surgery involving dura mater closure. METHODS: Patients were intraoperatively randomized to TachoSil or current practice immediately before primary dura closure by suturing ± duraplasty...
June 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299308/malignant-transformation-of-an-intracranial-extradural-epidermoid-cyst-into-squamous-cell-carcinoma-presented-with-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage
#18
Bahram Seif, Reza Pourkhalili, Ahmad Shekarchizadeh, Parvin Mahzouni
We report a case of malignant transformation of an intracranial extradural epidermoid cyst into squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), that presented with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage at the time of recurrence. Intracranial epidermoid cysts are histologically benign and slow-growing neoplasms. They are congenital lesions that develop from ectodermal remnants during neuroembryogenesis. Malignant transformation of epidermoid cysts into SCC is very rare. Various clinical presentations of these tumors after malignant transformation are mentioned in the literature...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296723/surgical-treatment-for-bacterial-meningitis-after-spinal-surgery-a-case-report
#19
Li-Min Zhang, Liang Ren, Zhen-Qi Zhao, Yan-Rui Zhao, Yin-Feng Zheng, Jun-Lin Zhou
RATIONALE: Bacterial meningitis (BM) has been recognized as a rare complication of spinal surgery. However, there are few reports on the management of postoperative BM in patients who have undergone spinal surgery. The initial approach to the treatment of patients suspected with acute BM depends on the stage at which the syndrome is recognized, the speed of the diagnostic evaluation, and the need for antimicrobial and adjunctive therapy. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we report the case of a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis and underwent a transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion at L4-L5...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283371/chiari-like-displacement-due-to-spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension-in-an-adolescent-successful-treatment-by-epidural-blood-patch
#20
Jan Schönberger, Markus Möhlenbruch, Angelika Seitz, Cornelia Bußmann, Heidi Bächli, Stefan Kölker
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous intracranial hypotension is a rarely diagnosed cause of headache, especially in children and adolescents. It is due to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage via spinal fistulae occurring without major trauma. CASE PRESENTATION: An adolescent patient presented with a 3-month history of strictly postural headache. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed pronounced Chiari-like prolapse of the cerebellar tonsils, narrow ventricles and enlarged cerebral veins...
February 20, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
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