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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307022/fluorescein-videoangiography-during-extracranial-to-intracranial-bypass-surgery-preliminary-results
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Alessandro Narducci, Julia Onken, Marcus Czabanka, Nils Hecht, Peter Vajkoczy
BACKGROUND: Over the last years, intraoperative use of fluorescein is gaining ground in the field of neurosurgery, due to development of a microscope-integrated YELLOW 560 module, with reported experiences in brain malignancies, aneurysms, and arteriovenous malformation surgery. The aim of this study is to determine the feasibility and value of fluorescein videoangiography during bypass procedures. METHODS: The authors enrolled 11 patients who underwent extracranial-to-intracranial bypass for moyamoya disease, atherosclerotic steno-occlusive cerebrovascular disease, and flow replacement during a giant middle cerebral artery (MCA) aneurysm treatment...
January 6, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303441/a-cross-sectional-study-of-neurosurgical-department-chairs-in-the-united-states
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Patrick M Flanigan, Arman Jahangiri, Joshua L Golubovsky, Jaret M Karnuta, Francis J May, Mitchel S Berger, Manish K Aghi
OBJECTIVE The position of neurosurgery department chair undergoes constant evolution as the health care landscape changes. The authors' aim in this paper was to characterize career attributes of neurosurgery department chairs in order to define temporal trends in qualities being sought in neurosurgical leaders. Specifically, they investigated the hypothesis that increased qualifications in the form of additional advanced degrees and research acumen are becoming more common in recently hired chairs, possibly related to the increased complexity of their role...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301059/objective-validation-of-perfusion-based-human-cadaveric-simulation-training-model-for-management-of-internal-carotid-artery-injury-in-endoscopic-endonasal-sinus-and-skull-base-surgery
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Jasper Shen, Kevin Hur, Zhipeng Zhang, Michael Minneti, Martin Pham, Bozena Wrobel, Gabriel Zada
BACKGROUND: The emergence of minimally invasive endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery has necessitated reproducible and realistic simulators of rare vascular injuries. OBJECTIVE: To assess the face and content validity of an innovative perfusion-based cadaveric model developed to simulate internal carotid artery (ICA) injury during endoscopic surgery. METHODS: Otolaryngology and neurosurgery trainees attempted 3 consecutive trials of endoscopic control of a parasellar ICA injury, with standardized technical feedback...
December 29, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283937/piezosurgery-for-treatment-of-large-recurrent-mandibular-osteoma
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Josué Hernando, Antonio Aguilar-Salvatierra, Ignacio Osoitz Leizaola-Cardesa, Pedro Martínez Seijas, Pablo Aguirre-Echebarria, Javier Martín, Gerardo Gómez-Moreno
BACKGROUND: Osteomas are infrequent benign bone tumors of uncertain etiology. They are usually situated at extremities and their occurrence in the jaws is relatively rare. There are 3 types of osteoma: central, peripheral, and extraskeletal. Preoperative presumptive diagnosis is performed by means of radiography using orthopantomographs, computerized tomographs, or cone beam scans. Treatment is surgical and consists of careful exeresis and curettage of the adjacent tissue. In recent years, piezoelectric surgery has been used to treat bone pathologies in the maxillofacial area, orthopedic surgery, and neurosurgery...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279793/first-cephalosomatic-anastomosis-in-a-human-model
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Xiaoping Ren, Ming Li, Xin Zhao, Zehan Liu, Shuai Ren, Yafang Zhang, Shide Zhang, Sergio Canavero
Background: Cephalosomatic anastomosis (CSA) has never been attempted before in man as the transected spinal cords of the body donor and body recipient could not be "fused" back together. Recent advances made this possible. Here, we report on the surgical steps necessary to reconnect a head to a body at the cervical level. Methods: Full rehearsal of a CSA on two recently deceased human cadavers was performed at Harbin Medical University, Harbin, China. Results: The surgery took 18 hours to complete within the time frame planned for this surgery...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239294/demographics-interests-and-quality-of-life-of-canadian-neurosurgery-residents
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Christian Iorio-Morin, Syed Uzair Ahmed, Mark Bigder, Ayoub Dakson, Cameron Elliott, Daipayan Guha, Michelle Kameda-Smith, Pascal Lavergne, Serge Makarenko, Michael S Taccone, Michael K Tso, Bill Wang, Alexander Winkler-Schwartz, David Fortin
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical residents face a unique combination of challenges, including long duty hours, technically challenging cases, and uncertain employment prospects. We sought to assess the demographics, interests, career goals, self-rated happiness, and overall well-being of Canadian neurosurgery residents. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was developed and sent through the Canadian Neurosurgery Research Collaborative to every resident enrolled in a Canadian neurosurgery program as of April 1, 2016...
December 14, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219894/crisis-management-simulation-establishing-a-dual-neurosurgery-and-anesthesia-training-experience
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Jeremy Ciporen, Haley Gillham, Michele Noles, Dawn Dillman, Mark Baskerville, Caleb Haley, Donn Spight, Ryan C Turner, Brandon P Lucke-Wold
BACKGROUND: Simulation training has been shown to be an effective teaching tool. Learner management of an intraoperative crisis such as a major cerebrovascular bleed requires effective teamwork, communication, and implementation of key skill sets at appropriate time points. This study establishes a first of a kind simulation experience in a neurosurgery/anesthesia resident (learners) team working together to manage an intraoperative crisis. METHODS: Using a cadaveric cavernous carotid injury perfusion model, 7 neurosurgery and 6 anesthesia learners, were trained on appropriate vascular injury management using an endonasal endoscopic technique...
January 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122305/reconstruction-of-cranioplasty-using-medpor-porouspolyethylene-implant
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B Marlier, J-C Kleiber, M Bannwarth, E Theret, C Eap, C F Litre
INTRODUCTION: We describe our experience of cranioplasty after a calvarial defect, following an external decompressive craniectomy, with the Medpor® (Stryker®) porous polyethylene implant for cosmetic cranioplasty and reconstruction. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on 23 consecutive patients who underwent cranioplasty at a single institution between January 2013 and January 2016: 9 patients after head injury and 14 patients after vascular event (ruptured aneurysm, intraprenchymal haematoma, malignant cerebrovascular accident)...
December 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121841/prophylactic-inferior-vena-cava-filter-utilization-and-risk-factors-for-nonretrieval
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Jordan R Stern, Danielle E Cafasso, Andrew J Meltzer, Darren B Schneider, Sharif H Ellozy, Peter H Connolly
PURPOSE: Inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs) are often placed for prophylactic indications. We sought to better define the range of practice indications for placement of prophylactic IVCFs, as well as the specific retrieval rate and risk factors for nonretrieval. METHODS: A retrospective, single-institution review of patients undergoing IVCF placement over a 2-year period was performed. Patients undergoing prophylactic IVCF placement were selected from a prospectively collected database...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111474/the-middle-temporal-artery-surgical-anatomy-and-exposure-for-cerebral-revascularization
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Roberto Rodriguez Rubio, Michael T Lawton, Olivia Kola, Halima Tabani, Sonia Yousef, Ali Tayebi Meybodi, Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Ivan El-Sayed, Arnau Benet
BACKGROUND: The middle temporal artery (MTA) is the proximal medial branch of the superficial temporal artery (STA), supplying the temporalis muscle along with deep temporal arteries. Its use in vascularized flaps for reconstructive and otologic procedures has been described, yet its potential use in neurosurgery has not been studied. We report a novel technique for exposing the MTA and evaluated its characteristics for extracranial-intracranial cerebrovascular bypass. METHODS: After a curvilinear frontotemporal incision in 10 cadaveric specimens, the STA was dissected from distal to proximal...
October 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090678/risk-of-transmission-of-sporadic-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-by-surgical-procedures-systematic-reviews-and-quality-of-evidence
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Fernando J García López, María Ruiz-Tovar, Javier Almazán-Isla, Enrique Alcalde-Cabero, Miguel Calero, Jesús de Pedro-Cuesta
BACKGROUND: Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) is potentially transmissible to humans. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to summarise and rate the quality of the evidence of the association between surgery and sCJD. DESIGN AND METHODS: Firstly, we conducted systematic reviews and meta-analyses of case-control studies with major surgical procedures as exposures under study. To assess quality of evidence, we used the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluations (GRADE) approach...
October 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090200/cranial-defect-overlying-a-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-pressure-gradient-leading-to-free-flap-deterioration
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Jae Doo Joo, Jin-Uk Jang, Hyonsurk Kim, Eul-Sik Yoon, Dong Hee Kang
We report a case of free flap deterioration which may have been induced by pressure gradient resulting from cranial defect overlying a ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VP shunt). The patient, male and aged 78, had a VP shunt operation for progressive hydrocephalus. Afterwards, the scalp skin flap surrounding the VP shunt collapsed and showed signs of necrosis, exposing part of the shunt catheter. After covering the defect with a radial forearm free flap, the free flap site showed signs of gradual sinking while the vascularity of the flap remained unimpaired...
September 2017: Archives of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076465/-use-of-a-mini-approach-for-performing-ec-ic-bypass-in-occlusive-lesions-of-the-brachiocephalic-arteries
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K S Ovsyannikov, A V Dubovoy
PURPOSE: to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of a mini-approach for performing EC-IC bypass. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The mini-approach was used in 35 patients (32 males and 3 females) with symptomatic occlusive lesions of the brachiocephalic arteries (BCAs) who were treated at the Department of Vascular Neurosurgery of the Federal Center of Neurosurgery in Novosibirsk in the period between January and December 2014. The mini-approach was performed through a skin incision of up to 5...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068964/an-algorithm-for-managing-intraosseous-vascular-anomalies-of-the-craniofacial-skeleton
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Kathryn V Isaac, Tara Lynn Teshima, Richard I Aviv, Mahmood Fazl, Leodante da Costa, Todd Mainprize, Oleh Antonyshyn
BACKGROUND: Intraosseous vascular anomalies (IOVA) are rare in the craniofacial skeleton and present a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. This study aims to describe the clinical management based on a large case series. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed and 9 IOVA were identified over a 15-year period. Data on demographics, diagnostic features, clinical management, and outcomes were reviewed. RESULTS: Five frontal bone IOVA and 4 orbital IOVA were identified...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029944/-antithrombotic-treatment-consensus-protocol-anticoagulation-and-antiplatelet-therapy-during-the-perioperative-and-periprocedural-period-in-neurosurgery
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Fuat Arikan Abelló, Luis Ley Urzaiz, José Fernández Alén, Rubén Martín Láez
The use of antithrombotic medication (antiplatelet and/or anticoagulant therapy) is widespread. Currently, the management of neurosurgical patients receiving this type of therapy continues to be a problem of special importance. Patients receiving antithrombotic treatment may need neurosurgical care because of bleeding secondary to such treatment, non-haemorrhagic neurosurgical lesions requiring urgent attention, or simply elective neurosurgical procedures. In addition, the consequences of reintroducing early (bleeding or rebleeding) or late (thrombotic or thromboembolic) anticoagulation can be devastating...
November 2017: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029228/development-of-a-whole-task-simulator-for-carotid-endarterectomy
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Gabrielle Santangelo, Doran Mix, Ahmed Ghazi, Michael Stoner, G Edward Vates, Jonathan J Stone
BACKGROUND: Surgical education relies on operative exposure with live patients. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) demands an experienced surgeon with a very low complication rate. The high-risk nature of this procedure and the decline in number of CEAs performed annually has created a gap in residency training. OBJECTIVE: To develop a high-fidelity whole-task simulation for CEA that demonstrates content, construct, and face validity. METHODS: Anatomically accurate models of the human neck were created using multilayered poly-vinyl alcohol hydrogels...
September 27, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987196/overview-of-neuroradiology
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Elna-Marie Larsson, Johan Wikström
Neuroradiology with computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is essential for the initial evaluation of patients with a clinical suspicion of brain and spine disorders. Morphologic imaging is required to obtain a probable diagnosis to support the treatment decisions in pre- and perinatal disorders, vascular diseases, traumatic injuries, metabolic disorders, epilepsy, infection/inflammation, neurodegenerative disorders, degenerative spinal disease, and tumors of the central nervous system...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973512/big-data-research-in-neurosurgery-a-critical-look-at-this-popular-new-study-design
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Chesney S Oravec, Mustafa Motiwala, Kevin Reed, Douglas Kondziolka, Fred G Barker, L Madison Michael, Paul Klimo
The use of "big data" in neurosurgical research has become increasingly popular. However, using this type of data comes with limitations. This study aimed to shed light on this new approach to clinical research. We compiled a list of commonly used databases that were not specifically created to study neurosurgical procedures, conditions, or diseases. Three North American journals were manually searched for articles published since 2000 utilizing these and other non-neurosurgery-specific databases. A number of data points per article were collected, tallied, and analyzed...
July 21, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943419/severe-cerebral-complications-secondary-to-perforation-injury-of-the-anterior-skull-base-during-sinonasal-surgery-an-underappreciated-problem
#19
Shadi Al-Afif, Elvis J Hermann, Gökce Hatipoglu Majernik, Makoto Nakamura, Peter Raab, Thomas Lenarz, Joachim K Krauss
OBJECTIVE: Functional endonasal sinus surgery (FESS) is widely practiced and is considered a generally safe procedure. Skull base injuries occur in <1% of procedures and are typically associated with cerebrospinal fluid leaks. Rarely, skull base injuries might result in cerebral lesions. Here we present a series of 4 patients with iatrogenic perforating injuries of the anterior skull base and cerebral lesions after routine FESS. METHODS: Four patients with iatrogenic perforating cerebral lesions after routine FESS, performed at other institutions, were referred to a tertiary neurosurgery department...
December 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931265/diagnostic-and-interventional-optical-angioscopy-in-ex-vivo-carotid-arteries
#20
Luis E Savastano, Neeraj Chaudhary, Carlos Murga-Zamalloa, Michael Wang, Thomas Wang, B Gregory Thompson
BACKGROUND: Angioscopy - or endovascular endoscopy - is a catheter-based technique employing a flexible fiberoptic angioscope to directly visualize arterial lumen. Poor resolution and excessive stiffness of pre-existent angioscopes limited their use clinically. Recent advances resulted in novel fused optical fiber bundle angioscopes with improved flexibility and imaging resolution. Use of these devices in endovascular neurosurgery is still largely unexplored. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate image quality and feasibility of optical angioscopes for diagnostic and interventional neuro-angioscopy in carotid arteries of human cadavers...
February 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
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