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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647652/kinase-activity-in-recurring-primary-skull-base-chordomas-and-chondrosarcomas-identification-of-novel-pathways-of-oncogenesis-and-potential-drug-targets
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Philip Tatman, Joshua Osbun, Youssef Yakkioui, Sumanpret Kaur, Carolina Parada, Tina Busald, Donald Born, Owais Ahmad, Jing Zhang, Manuel Ferreira
OBJECTIVE: Chordomas and chondrosarcomas are tumors that can occur in the skull base. Currently, 45% of chordomas and 56% of chondrosarcomas recur within five years of surgery. The role of adjuvant therapy is highly debated. No pharmacotherapies have been approved by the FDA for chordomas or chondrosarcomas. The high propensity for recurrence and lack of definitive adjuvant therapy necessitates additional basic science research to identify molecular anomalies associated with recurrent disease...
June 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610819/simulation-of-three-surgical-techniques-combined-with-two-different-bone-borne-forces-for-surgically-assisted-rapid-palatal-expansion-of-the-maxillofacial-complex-a-finite-element-analysis
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S C Möhlhenrich, A Modabber, K Kniha, F Peters, T Steiner, F Hölzle, U Fritz, S Raith
Surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion (SARPE) is a common treatment to correct transverse maxillary deficiencies. Finite element analysis was simulated for six designs of SARPE based on a computed tomography scan of a human skull: median osteotomy with palatal (type A) or alveolar ridge (type B) bone-borne force, additional lateral osteotomy with palatal (type C) or alveolar ridge (type D) bone-borne force, and additional pterygomaxillary separation with palatal (type E) or alveolar ridge (type F) bone-borne force...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603805/stress-and-displacement-patterns-in-the-craniofacial-skeleton-with-rapid-maxillary-expansion-a-finite-element-method-study
#3
J Priyadarshini, C M Mahesh, B S Chandrashekar, Abhishek Sundara, A V Arun, Vinay P Reddy
BACKGROUND: Rapid maxillary expansion (RME), indicated in the treatment of maxillary deficiency directs high forces to maxillary basal bone and to other adjacent skeletal bones. The aim of this study is to (i) evaluate stress distribution along craniofacial sutures and (ii) study the displacement of various craniofacial structures with rapid maxillary expansion therapy by using a Finite Element model. METHODS: An analytical model was developed from a dried human skull of a 12 year old male...
December 2017: Progress in Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603682/an-automated-methodology-for-assessing-anatomy-specific-instrument-motion-during-endoscopic-endonasal-skull-base-surgery
#4
R Alex Harbison, Yangming Li, Angelique M Berens, Randall A Bly, Blake Hannaford, Kris S Moe
Objectives  Describe instrument motion during live endoscopic skull base surgery (ESBS) and evaluate kinematics within anatomic regions. Design  Case series. Setting  Tertiary academic center. Participants  A single skull base surgeon performed six anterior skull base approaches to the pituitary. Main Outcomes and Measures  Time-stamped instrument coordinates were recorded using an optical tracking system. Kinematics (i.e., mean cumulative instrument travel, velocity, acceleration, and angular velocity) was calculated by anatomic region including nasal vestibule, anterior and posterior ethmoid, sphenoid, and lateral opticocarotid recess (lOCR) regions...
June 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602922/the-spheno-pterional-point-a-strategic-point-for-burr-role-placement-in-frontotemporal-craniotomies
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Baltazar Leão Reis, Roberto Leal da Silveira, Sebastião Nataniel Silva Gusmão
BACKGROUND: Frontotemporal craniotomies are the most commonly performed neurosurgical approaches. We studied the external bony landmarks on the lateral surface of the skull to identify a "strategic" point where both the anterior and middle cranial fossae are exposed simultaneously during frontotemporal craniotomies through a single burr hole placed over the greater wing of sphenoid bone (spheno-pterional point). OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to anatomically define the spheno-pterional point via craniometric measurements taken on the lateral surface of the human skull...
June 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576543/pycnodysostosis-at-otorhinolaryngology
#6
Tekin Baglam, Adem Binnetoglu, Muhammet Fatih Topuz, Nilay Baş Ikizoglu, Refika Ersu, Serap Turan, Murat Sarı
AIM: Pycnodysostosis is a rare autosomal, recessive, skeletal dysplasia caused by a mutation in the cathepsin k gene. Pycnodysostosis is characterized by short stature, characteristic facial appearance (delayed closure of fontanelles and cranial sutures, mandibular hypoplasia and angle disorder, blue sclera), and acroosteolysis of the distal phalanges. Our aim was to describe the otorhinolaryngologic findings, differential diagnoses, various treatment options, and followup in eight cases of pycnodysostosis...
April 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574308/clinical-outcomes-of-an-endoscopic-transclival-and-transpetrosal-approach-for-primary-skull-base-malignancies-involving-the-clivus
#7
Yong Hwy Kim, Chiman Jeon, Young-Bem Se, Sang Duk Hong, Ho Jun Seol, Jung-Ii Lee, Chul-Kee Park, Dong Gyu Kim, Hee-Won Jung, Doo Hee Han, Do-Hyun Nam, Doo-Sik Kong
OBJECTIVE The endoscopic endonasal approach for treating primary skull base malignancies involving the clivus is a formidable task. The authors hypothesized that tumor involvement of nearby critical anatomical structures creates hurdles to endoscopic gross-total resection (GTR). The aim of this study was to retrospectively review the clinical outcomes of patients who underwent an endoscopic endonasal approach to treat primary malignancies involving the clivus and to analyze prognostic factors for GTR. METHODS Between January 2009 and November 2015, 42 patients underwent the endoscopic endonasal approach for resection of primary skull base malignancies involving the clivus at 2 independent institutions...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573750/chondrification-and-character-identification-in-the-skull-exemplified-for-the-basicranial-anatomy-of-early-squamate-embryos
#8
Oleksandr Yaryhin, Ingmar Werneburg
The neurocranium of vertebrates is mainly derived from early cartilaginous anlagen, the so-called chondrocranium, the base of the future skull. Two initial bar-shaped and paired chondrifications flank the notochord, the rostral trabecles and the caudal parachordals. In most reptiles, there is an additional component, the transverse acrochordal, which is placed between trabecles and parachordals. All these elements compose the base of the future chondrocranium. There are several drastically different hypotheses concerning the development and interrelationship of these elements...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556486/endoscopic-video-assisted-transoral-resection-of-lateral-oropharyngeal-tumors
#9
Nilantha De Zoysa, Neeraj Sethi, Jemy Jose
Endoscopic, video-assisted transoral resection of oropharyngeal tumors is a novel technique carried out using common instruments present in most otolaryngology departments. The technique facilitates oropharyngeal resection akin to transoral robotic surgery (TORS) without the need for a robot. A dual surgeon approach, analogous to that of endoscopic skull base surgery is used. Each surgeon can actively participate in the resection with several key advantages over current techniques. The technique is applicable to departments internationally especially where the use of a robot is prohibited by cost or availability...
May 26, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550406/statistical-shape-modelling-to-aid-surgical-planning-associations-between-surgical-parameters-and-head-shapes-following-spring-assisted-cranioplasty
#10
Naiara Rodriguez-Florez, Jan L Bruse, Alessandro Borghi, Herman Vercruysse, Juling Ong, Greg James, Xavier Pennec, David J Dunaway, N U Owase Jeelani, Silvia Schievano
PURPOSE: Spring-assisted cranioplasty is performed to correct the long and narrow head shape of children with sagittal synostosis. Such corrective surgery involves osteotomies and the placement of spring-like distractors, which gradually expand to widen the skull until removal about 4 months later. Due to its dynamic nature, associations between surgical parameters and post-operative 3D head shape features are difficult to comprehend. The current study aimed at applying population-based statistical shape modelling to gain insight into how the choice of surgical parameters such as craniotomy size and spring positioning affects post-surgical head shape...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532970/improving-resident-familiarity-with-the-translabyrinthine-approach-to-the-internal-auditory-canal
#11
Matthew M Dedmon, Brendan P O'Connell, Austin S Adams, George B Wanna, David S Haynes
OBJECTIVE: To increase otolaryngology resident experience with drilling and dissection of the internal auditory canal (IAC) via a translabyrinthine approach. STUDY DESIGN: Pilot study involving temporal bone education and drilling with completion of pre- and post-drilling surveys. METHODS: Participants observed an educational presentation on IAC anatomy and drilling, followed by manipulation of IAC nerves using a prosected cadaveric temporal bone...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531285/paratrigeminal-paraclival-precavernous-or-all-of-the-above-a-circumferential-anatomical-study-of-the-c3-c4-transitional-segment-of-the-internal-carotid-artery
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Eleonora Marcati, Norberto Andaluz, Sebastien C Froelich, Lee A Zimmer, James L Leach, Juan Carlos Fernandez-Miranda, Almaz Kurbanov, Jeffrey T Keller
BACKGROUND: Although the term paraclival carotid pervades recent skull base literature, no clear consensus exists regarding boundaries or anatomical segments. OBJECTIVE: To reconcile various internal carotid artery (ICA) nomenclatures for transcranial and endoscopic-endonasal perspectives, we reexamined the transition between lacerum (C3) and cavernous (C4) segments using a C1-C7 segments schema. In this cadaveric study, we obtained a 360°-circumferential view integrating histological, microsurgical, endoscopic, and neuroradiological analyses of this C3-C4 region and identified a distinct transitional segment...
May 21, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521036/a-novel-approach-of-navigation-assisted-flexible-neuroendoscopy
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Jaime G Torres-Corzo, Leonardo Rangel-Castilla, Mario Alberto Islas-Aguilar, Roberto Rodríguez-Della Vecchia
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Neuronavigation-assisted endoscopy is commonly used for skull base and intraventricular surgery. Flexible neuroendoscopy offers certain advantages over rigid endoscopy; however, a major disadvantage of the flexible endoscope has been easy disorientation in the flexed position. Neuronavigation-assisted flexible neuroendoscopy was not available until now. This is the first report of the use of navigation-assisted flexible neuroendoscopy in a patient with hydrocephalus...
May 18, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520686/clinical-correlates-to-assist-with-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-diagnosis-insights-from-a-novel-rodent-repeat-concussion-model
#14
Gretchen M Thomsen, Ara Ko, Megan Y Harada, Annie Ma, Livia Wyss, Patricia Haro, Jean-Philippe Vit, Pablo Avalos, Navpreet K Dhillon, Noell Cho, Oksana Shelest, Eric J Ley
INTRODUCTION: Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease linked to repetitive head injuries. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy symptoms include changes in mood, behavior, cognition, and motor function; however, CTE is currently diagnosed only postmortem. Using a rat model of recurrent traumatic brain injury (TBI), we demonstrate rodent deficits that predict the severity of CTE-like brain pathology. METHODS: Bilateral, closed-skull, mild TBI was administered once per week to 35 wild-type rats; eight rats received two injuries (2×TBI), 27 rats received five injuries (5×TBI), and 13 rats were sham controls...
June 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516966/expanded-transcanal-transpromontorial-approach-to-the-internal-auditory-canal-and-cerebellopontine-angle-a-cadaveric-study
#15
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/28512043/endoscopic-assisted-supraorbital-keyhole-approach-or-endoscopic-endonasal-approach-in-case-of-tuberculum-sellae-meningioma-which-surgical-route-should-be-favoured
#16
Stefan Linsler, Gerrit Fischer, Volodymyr Skliarenko, Axel Stadie, Joachim Oertel
OBJECTIVE: Keyhole approaches are currently under investigation for skull base tumor surgery. They are expected to have a low complication rate with the same successful resection rate compared to endoscopic endonasal procedures. In this study, the authors compare their current series of tuberculum sellae meningiomas resected via an endoscopic endonasal or microsurgical supraorbital keyhole approach. METHODS: Between 2011 and 2016, 16 patients were treated using the supraorbital keyhole procedure and 6 patients received an endoscopic endonasal procedure...
May 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502655/earliest-mysticete-from-the-late-eocene-of-peru-sheds-new-light-on-the-origin-of-baleen-whales
#17
Olivier Lambert, Manuel Martínez-Cáceres, Giovanni Bianucci, Claudio Di Celma, Rodolfo Salas-Gismondi, Etienne Steurbaut, Mario Urbina, Christian de Muizon
Although combined molecular and morphological analyses point to a late middle Eocene (38-39 million years ago) origin for the clade Neoceti (Odontoceti, echolocating toothed whales plus Mysticeti, baleen whales, and relatives), the oldest known mysticete fossil dates from the latest Eocene (about 34 million years ago) of Antarctica [1, 2]. Considering that the latter is not the most stemward mysticete in recent phylogenies and that Oligocene toothed mysticetes display a broad morphological disparity most likely corresponding to contrasted ecological niches, the origin of mysticetes from a basilosaurid ancestor and its drivers are currently poorly understood [1, 3-8]...
May 22, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502566/lateral-skull-base-chondroblastoma-resected-with-facial-nerve-posterior-transposition
#18
J Adnot, O Langlois, E Tollard, M Crahes, I Auquit-Auckbur, J-P Marie
INTRODUCTION: Chondroblastoma is a rare tumor that can involve the temporal bone. Because it is a benign tumor, functional surgery must be proposed. We report a case of a patient with a massive chondroblastoma operated on with preservation of the facial nerve, and description of the surgical technique. CASE PRESENTATION: A 37-year-old man presented with a 9-month history of a growing left pre-auricular mass and hearing loss. Neuroimaging showed an osteolytic mass invading the temporal bone and temporomandibular joint...
May 11, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498973/chordoma-occurs-in-young-children-with-tuberous-sclerosis
#19
Nathan A Dahl, Timothy Luebbert, Michele Loi, Ilana Neuberger, Michael H Handler, Bette Kay Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, Jean M Mulcahy Levy
Chordomas are rare bony neoplasms usually unassociated with a familial tumor predisposition syndrome. The peak incidence of this midline axial skeletal tumor is in adulthood but when very young children are affected, consideration should be given to occurrence within the tuberous sclerosis (TS) complex, especially when presenting in neonates <3 months of age. To call attention to this association, we present a brachyury-immunopositive chordoma occurring in the skull base of a 2-month-old male infant who was later realized to have metastases to the subcutaneous tissues and lungs, as well as rhabdomyoma of the heart and renal cysts/angiomyolipomas, that is, characteristic features of the TS complex...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498268/transcanal-endoscopic-ear-surgery-for-excision-of-a-facial-nerve-venous-malformation-with-interposition-nerve-grafting-a-case-report
#20
Cameron C Wick, Mark Sakai, Timothy E Richardson, Brandon Isaacson
OBJECTIVE: To illustrate a novel approach for the surgical management of a venous malformation of the facial nerve, including interposition nerve grafting, via an exclusively transcanal endoscopic ear surgery (TEES) approach. PATIENT: Thirty nine-year-old woman with a preoperative House-Brackmann (HB) grade IV facial paresis secondary to a facial nerve tumor. INTERVENTION(S): Surgical excision and interposition nerve graft via a transcanal endoscopic approach...
July 2017: Otology & Neurotology
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