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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931166/complications-of-skull-reconstruction-after-decompressive-craniectomy
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Michiel Herteleer, Nadine Ectors, Joost Duflou, Frank Van Calenbergh
INTRODUCTION: Decompressive craniectomy can be a life-saving procedure. Later reconstruction of the skull using the stored bone flap ("cranioplasty") is often associated with complications. These complications require new procedures and often result in the reconstruction of the skull using an expensive patient-specific cranial implant. PATIENTS & METHODS: All adult patients who underwent cranioplasty after decompressive craniectomy in the last 10 years in our center were included (74 patients)...
December 8, 2016: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926912/cranioplasty-after-craniectomy-in-a-pediatric-population-single-center-experience-from-a-developing-country
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Muhammad Waqas, Badar Ujjan, Yousaf Bashir Hadi, Faizuddin Najmuddin, Altaf Ali Laghari, Swaleha Khalid, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, Umar Farooq Bhatti
Cranioplasty is a frequently performed procedure in neurosurgery. The pediatric population for this procedure is distinct from the adult one because of the growing skulls and thinner bones of the calvarium. A paucity of data on the outcomes of this procedure in the pediatric population has been identified repeatedly. We conducted a retrospective cohort study to investigate the outcomes in a pediatric population that underwent cranioplasty after craniectomy at our institute in a developing-world country. Our cohort showed no association of complication rate or cosmetic outcomes with the timing of cranioplasty, area of skull defect, type of implant used, or method of storage...
December 8, 2016: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924287/transient-oliguria-during-anesthesia-in-cerebral-salt-wasting-syndrome
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Kwang Ho Lee, Jong Taek Park, Dong Woo Cho, Seung Woo Song, Hyun Kyo Lim
Cerebral salt wasting syndrome is a hyponatremic and hypovolemic condition caused by intracranial disorders, such as head injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage, brain tumor, and brain operations. We report a case of a 5-year-old girl that had cerebral salt wasting syndrome with marked polyuria who showed transient oliguria during general anesthesia. The patient had undergone an operation for traumatic intracranial hemorrhage three months prior and has had marked polyuria and hyponatremia since then. After induction of anesthesia for cranioplasty, the patient had oliguria during surgery and then resumed polyuria in the post-operative period...
September 2016: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923754/successful-coil-embolization-of-pediatric-carotid-cavernous-fistula-due-to-ruptured-post-traumatic-giant-internal-carotid-artery-aneurysm
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Daisuke Wajima, Ichiro Nakagawa, Hun Soo Park, Shohei Yokoyama, Takeshi Wada, Kimihiko Kichikawa, Hiroyuki Nakase
BACKGROUND: The goal of the treatment of direct carotid cavernous fistula (CCF) is to occlude the arteriovenous shunt and to preserve the patency of the concerned internal carotid artery (ICA). However, for the ipsilateral post-traumatic fragile cerebrum, coil embolization plus parent artery occlusion for the high flow direct CCF would be better for the prevention of hyper-perfusion syndrome and the intracranial hemorrhage. We experienced such a case and managed it successfully. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 6-year-old boy was suffered from severe head trauma caused by being hit by a car...
December 3, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916400/the-therapeutic-effect-of-patient-specific-implants-in-cranioplasty
#5
Thomas Zegers, Mariel Ter Laak-Poort, David Koper, Bernd Lethaus, Peter Kessler
OBJECTIVE: Patient specific implants have been used for the reconstruction of large skull bone defects. Several therapeutic effects have been suggested in current literature but were never objectified. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the change in quality of life, pain, aesthetics, and the surgical and medical outcomes after reconstruction of large skull bone defects with titanium or polyetheretherketone (PEEK) implants. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 29 consecutive patients receiving a patient specific skull implant between November 2004 and December 2015...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910709/management-of-infections-associated-with-neurosurgical-implanted-devices
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Anna Conen, Christoph A Fux, Peter Vajkoczy, Andrej Trampuz
Neurosurgical devices are increasingly used. With it, neurosurgical device-related infections gain relevance. As biofilms are involved in implant-associated infections the diagnosis and treatment is challenging and requires specific anti-biofilm concepts and management algorithms. Areas covered: The literature concerning the management of neurosurgical device-associated infections is scarce and heterogeneous treatment concepts are discussed, but no standardized diagnostic and treatment procedures exist. Therefore, we emphasize extrapolating management strategies predominantly from orthopedic device-associated infections, where the concept is better established and clinically validated...
December 2, 2016: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906847/cranioplasty-with-poly-methyl-methacrylate-resin
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Xiomara Mónica Johanna Palacio Muñoz, João Paulo Bonardi, Leonardo de Freitas Silva, Erik Neiva Ribeiro de Carvalho Reis, Willian Ricardo Pires, André Luis da Silva Fabris, Francisley Ávila Souza, Idelmo Rangel Garcia Júnior
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November 30, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904754/polymethylmethacrylate-imbedded-with-antibiotics-cranioplasty-an-infection-solution-for-moderate-and-large-defects-reconstruction
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Paulo Valdeci Worm, Tobias Ludwig do Nascimento, Fabricio do Couto Nicola, Eduardo Farias Sanches, Carlos Fernando Dos Santos Moreira, Luiz Pedro Willimann Rogério, Marcelo Martins Dos Reis, Guilherme Finger, Marcus Vinicius Martins Collares
BACKGROUND: In cases where autologous bone graft reconstruction is not possible (such as comminuted fractures, bone graft reabsorption, or infection) and the use of synthetic material is required, polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) use is a safe and efficient solution. Studies comparing the incidence of postoperative complications between autologous and synthetic cranioplasty are heterogeneous, not allowing a conclusion of which is the best material for skull defects reconstruction. Current medical literature lacks prospective well-delineated studies with long-term follow-up that analyze the impact of antibiotic use in PMMA cranial reconstruction of moderate and large defects...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904753/skin-flap-complications-after-decompressive-craniectomy-and-cranioplasty-proposal-of-classification-and-treatment-options
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Alessandro Di Rienzo, Pier Paol Pangrazi, Michele Riccio, Roberto Colasanti, Ilaria Ghetti, Maurizio Iacoangeli
BACKGROUND: The list of complications reported after decompressive craniectomy (DC) and cranioplasty is progressively increasing. Nonetheless, the exact incidence of these events is still ill-defined. Problems affecting skin flaps after DC and cranioplasty have never been accurately analyzed in papers and their impact on patients' prognosis is largely underestimated. METHODS: In a 10-year time, we treated by DC 450 patients, 344 of whom underwent cranioplasty, either with autologous bone or artificial implants (hydroxyapatite, polyetheretherketone, titanium, polymethylmethacrylate)...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904429/there-are-no-differences-between-factors-determining-graft-infection-in-autologous-bone-flap-replacement-and-acrylic-cranioplasty-a-prospective-observational-study-at-hospital-kuala-lumpur
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Siti Azleen Mohamad, Mohd Safari Mohd Haspani, Badrisyah Idris
OBJECTIVES: This study, conducted in 2012, was performed to determine the incidence of graft infection after cranioplasty procedures and factors affecting the graft infection rate at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL). METHODOLOGY: This was an observational cross-sectional case study of patients who have undergone cranioplasty at HKL over a period of one year (2012). One hundred seventy-two patients were included in the study. A total of 105 (61.8%) cases were autologous bone flap replacements, and 67 (38...
September 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857926/intracerebral-hemorrhagic-infarction-after-cranioplasty-in-a-patient-with-sinking-skin-flap-syndrome
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Jai-Hyuck Han, Mou-Seop Lee
The sinking skin flap syndrome (SSFS) is a rare complication after a large craniectomy. Hemorrhage infarction after a cranioplasty is a very rare complication with only 4 cases to date. We report a case of the patient who underwent an autologous cranioplasty to treat SSFS that developed intracerebral hemorrhage infarction. A 20-year-old male was admitted to our emergency department with stuporous mentality. Emergent decompressive craniectomy (DC) have done. He had suffered from SSFS and fever of unknown origin (FUO) since DC...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833717/two-stage-cranioplasty-tissue-expansion-directly-over-the-craniectomy-defect-prior-to-cranioplasty
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Ellianne Jacira Dos Santos Rubio, Eelke M Bos, Ruben Dammers, Maarten J Koudstaal, Anton G Dumans
Performing a skull reconstruction for a long-term existing large cranium defect usually needs either skin enhancement or skin flaps and cranioplasty. This procedure can be accompanied with aesthetic and functional complications. The presented case describes a 27-year-old man in need of a cranial reconstruction following decompressive craniectomy as treatment for severe traumatic brain injury. Autologous cranioplasty after decompressive craniectomy failed due to bone flap infection. Because of cognitive behavioral problems, a protective helmet needed to be worn in awaiting cranioplasty...
November 2016: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831975/long-term-outcomes-of-pediatric-cranial-reconstruction-using-resorbable-plating-systems-for-the-treatment-of-craniosynostosis
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Leslie G Branch, Clayton Crantford, Teresa Cunningham, Gaurav Bharti, James Thompson, Dan Couture, Lisa R David
BACKGROUND: Resorbable plating in cranial reconstruction for craniosynostosis has fewer reported complications than rigid hardware. Few long-term outcome studies exist for pediatric patients treated with this technology for cranial vault reconstruction. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on pediatric patients undergoing cranial vault reconstruction for craniosynostosis by 3 surgeons over a 15-year period. MacroPore (Cytori Therapeutics, San Diego, CA) or Lactosorb (Walter Lorenz Surgical Inc, Jacksonville, FL), composed of polyglycolic and polylactic acids, was used for resorbable plate fixation...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830332/neck-swelling-due-to-skull-base-pseudo-meningocele-protruding-through-a-congenital-skull-base-bone-defect-a-case-report
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Rajeev Sharma, Bhoopendra Singh, Shweta Kedia, Rajinder Kumar Laythalling
BACKGROUND: Meningocele is defined as a protrusion of the meninges through an opening in the skull or spinal column, forming a bulge or sac filled with cerebrospinal fluid. A pseudomeningocele is defined as a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collection formed due to escape of CSF through a dural defect with trapping of CSF into the surrounding soft tissues. We herby report rare occurrence of a large (pseudo)meningocele in a young patient with congenital skull base defect presenting as upper lateral neck swelling...
November 9, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810603/overdrainage-after-ventriculoperitoneal-shunting-in-a-patient-with-a-wide-depressed-skull-bone-defect-the-effect-of-atmospheric-pressure-gradient
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Lixiang Zhou, Jinlu Yu, Lichao Sun, Yanwu Han, Guangming Wang
INTRODUCTION: In patients with traumatic brain injury, an effective approach for managing refractory intracranial hypertension is wide decompressive craniectomy. Postoperative hydrocephalus is a frequent complication requiring cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diversion. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 50-year-old male who underwent decompressive craniectomy after traumatic brain injury. He developed hydrocephalus postoperatively, and accordingly we placed a ventriculoperitoneal shunt...
October 15, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805731/cranioplasty-using-titanium-mesh-after-skull-tumor-resection-in-five-dogs
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Desiree D Rosselli, Simon R Platt, Courtenay Freeman, Jeremy O'Neill, Marc Kent, Shannon P Holmes
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical details, surgery, postoperative imaging, and short to mid-term outcome after cranioplasty with titanium mesh in dogs with large skull tumors. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. ANIMALS: Client-owned dogs with skull tumors (n=5). METHODS: All tumors were removed via craniectomy and a sheet of titanium mesh was contoured to reconstruct the calvarial defect and sutured to surrounding musculature...
November 2, 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800203/surgical-treatment-for-occipital-condyle-fracture-c1-dislocation-and-cerebellar-contusion-with-hemorrhage-after-blunt-head-trauma
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Shigeo Ueda, Nobuhiro Sasaki, Miyuki Fukuda, Minoru Hoshimaru
Occipital condyle fractures (OCFs) have been treated as rare traumatic injuries, but the number of reported OCFs has gradually increased because of the popularization of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The patient in this report presented with OCFs and C1 dislocation, along with traumatic cerebellar hemorrhage, which led to craniovertebral junction instability. This case was also an extremely rare clinical condition in which the patient presented with traumatic lower cranial nerve palsy secondary to OCFs...
2016: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791703/reconstruction-of-a-large-calvarial-traumatic-defect-using-a-custom-made-porous-hydroxyapatite-implant-covered-by-a-free-latissimus-dorsi-muscle-flap-in-an-11-year-old-patient
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Anne Morice, Frédéric Kolb, Arnaud Picard, Natacha Kadlub, Stéphanie Puget
Reconstruction of complex skull defects requires collaboration between neurosurgeons and plastic surgeons to choose the most appropriate procedure, especially in growing children. The authors describe herein the reconstruction of an extensive traumatic bone and soft tissue defect of the cranial vault in an 11-year-old boy. The size of the defect, quality of the tissues, and patient's initial condition required a 2-stage approach. Ten months after an initial emergency procedure in which lacerated bone and soft tissue were excised, reconstruction was performed...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779560/cost-analysis-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-leaks-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-leak-prevention-in-patients-undergoing-cerebellopontine-angle-surgery
#19
Alexander Chern, Jacob B Hunter, Marc L Bennett
OBJECTIVE: To determine if cranioplasty techniques following translabyrinthine approaches to the cerebellopontine angle are cost-effective. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PATIENTS: One hundred eighty patients with available financial data who underwent translabyrinthine approaches at a single academic referral center between 2005 and 2015. INTERVENTION: Cranioplasty with a dural substitute, layered fat graft, and a resorbable mesh plate secured with screws Main Outcome Measures: billing data was obtained for each patient's hospital course for translabyrinthine approaches and postoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks...
October 21, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759002/cranioplasty-in-neurosurgery-is-there-a-way-to-reduce-complications
#20
Nicola Acciarri, Giorgio Palandri, Andrea Cuoci, Adelaide Valluzzi, Giuseppe Lanzino
BACKGROUND: Cranioplasty is a surgical procedure that has still a high rate of complications, although it is commonly considered an easy and routine operation. In the literature, cranioplasty complications may rise up to 41% of cases, and the most frequently reported are infections, autologous bone flap resorption, and hematomas. Although possible, poor cosmetic results are rarely mentioned. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the cases of 313 patients who underwent 377 surgical procedures for cranioplasty and reoperations for complications between 2008 and 2014...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
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