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Gokmen Kahilogullari, Fatih Yakar, Eyup Bayatli, Esra Erden, Cem Meco, Agahan Unlu
INTRODUCTION: Dermoid cysts (DCs) are unusual benign congenital intracranial tumors that typicallyarise in the midline and form as a result of abnormal sequestration of ectodermal cells during neural tubeformation. In all age groups, endoscopic approaches are preferable for the removal of sellar lesions. A 6-year-old girl with recurrent meningitis underwent endoscopic endonasal surgery forsellar DC. CONCLUSION: To the best of our knowledge, we present the first case of a suprasellar DC in a pediatric patient that was removed endoscopically...
March 20, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Junjun Zhang, Haoyuan Shen, Mengjun Wang, Sheng Nie, Xizheng Wu, Yi Huang, Xiang Gao
C-X-C motif chemokine ligand 12 (CXCL12) may play an important role in the development of intracranial aneurysm (IA). The goal of this study was to explore the association between CXCL12 rs1746048 genotypes and circulating lipid concentrations along with the risk of IA. A total of 256 IA patients and 361 healthy volunteers were included in the case-control study. The genotypes of CXCL12 rs1746048 were detected by Melting Temperature shift (Tm-shift) polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Significant higher levels were seen in TC (padjusted < 0...
March 19, 2018: Current Neurovascular Research
Shih-Fan Lai, Yu-Hsuan Chen, Tony Hsiang-Kuang Liang, Che-Yu Hsu, Huang-Chun Lien, Yen-Sen Lu, Chiun-Sheng Huang, Sung-Hsin Kuo
INTRODUCTION: Whole brain (WB) re-irradiation for breast cancer patients with progressive brain metastasis after first-course WB radiotherapy (WBRT) is controversial. In this study, we sought to investigate the association between the molecular sub-classifications and breast-specific Graded Prognostic Assessment (GPA, which includes the Karnofsky performance status, molecular subtypes, and age as its indices) and the outcomes of breast cancer patients who received WB re-irradiation. METHODS: Twenty-three breast cancer patients who received WB re-irradiation for relapsed and progressive intracranial lesions after first-course WBRT between 2004 and 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Su-Meng Liu, Ning-Li Wang, Zhen-Tao Zuo, Wei-Wei Chen, Di-Ya Yang, Zhen Li, Yi-Wen Cao
In accordance with the trans-lamina cribrosa pressure difference theory, decreasing the trans-lamina cribrosa pressure difference can relieve glaucomatous optic neuropathy. Increased intracranial pressure can also reduce optic nerve damage in glaucoma patients, and a safe, effective and noninvasive way to achieve this is by increasing the intra-abdominal pressure. The purpose of this study was to observe the changes in orbital subarachnoid space width and intraocular pressure at elevated intra-abdominal pressure...
February 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
Chao-Liang Tang, Juan Li, Zhe-Tao Zhang, Bo Zhao, Shu-Dong Wang, Hua-Ming Zhang, Si Shi, Yang Zhang, Zhong-Yuan Xia
Dexmedetomidine has sedative, anxiolytic, analgesic, anti-sympathetic, and anti-shivering effects. Dexmedetomidine might be effective in combination with sevoflurane for anesthesia, but prospective randomized controlled clinical trials with which to verify this hypothesis are lacking. In total, 120 patients who underwent embolization of an intracranial aneurysm were recruited from Anhui Provincial Hospital and Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University of China and randomly allocated to two groups. After intraoperative administration of 2% to 3% sevoflurane inhalation, one group of patients received pump-controlled intravenous injection of 1...
February 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
Kathryn F Kirchoff-Torres, Ekaterina Bakradze
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome (CHS) is a rare but significant complication after carotid revascularization and is increasingly recognized after acute stroke treatments. In this review, we discuss the epidemiology and pathophysiology of CHS, clinical presentation including ipsilateral headache, seizures, and focal neurological deficits, and radiographic presentation. We propose preventive therapies with emphasis on acute stroke post-thrombectomy hyperperfusion. RECENT FINDINGS: CHS was first described after carotid revascularization but is now also reported in patients with acute ischemic stroke...
March 19, 2018: Current Pain and Headache Reports
Alberto Avolio, Mi Ok Kim, Audrey Adji, Sumudu Gangoda, Bhargava Avadhanam, Isabella Tan, Mark Butlin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Concepts of pulsatile arterial haemodynamics, including relationships between oscillatory blood pressure and flow in systemic arteries, arterial stiffness and wave propagation phenomena have provided basic understanding of underlying haemodynamic mechanisms associated with elevated arterial blood pressure as a major factor of cardiovascular risk, particularly the deleterious effects of isolated systolic hypertension in the elderly. This topical review assesses the effects of pulsatility of blood pressure and flow in the systemic arteries on the brain...
March 19, 2018: Current Hypertension Reports
Martin Barth, Christel Weiss, Kirsten Schmieder
BACKGROUND: The extent of red blood cell units (RBC) needed for different neurosurgical procedures and the time point of their administration are widely unknown, which results in generously cross-matching prior to surgery. However, RBC are increasingly requested in the aging western populations, and blood donations are significantly reduced. Therefore, the knowledge of the extent and time point of administration of RBC is of major importance. METHODS: This is a retrospective single center analysis...
March 20, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
Saraj K Singh, Kapil Jain, Vijendra Kumar Jain
PURPOSE: Purely cystic brain stem epidermoid is a rare diagnosis among all brainstem cystic lesions. Further, it is very rare in pediatric age group. METHODS: Here, we are reporting a rare case of completely cystic brain stem epidermoid in a child. The patient presented with clinical features of brain stem involvement. MRI brain was suggestive of cystic brain stem lesion. RESULTS: Patient went through surgical procedure. Final diagnosis of epidermoid cyst was confirmed on histopathological report...
March 19, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Tejas K Patel, Parvati B Patel
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of mortality among patients due to adverse drug reactions that lead to hospitalisation (fatal ADRAd ), to explore the heterogeneity in its estimation through subgroup analysis of study characteristics, and to identify system-organ classes involved and causative drugs for fatal ADRAd . METHODS: We identified prospective ADRAd -related studies via screening of the PubMed and Google Scholar databases with appropriate key terms...
March 19, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
A Wufuer, P Mijiti, R Abudusalamu, H Dengfeng, C Jian, M Jianhua, Z Xiaoning
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of different blood pressure (BP) parameters on the collateral circulation in a retrospective cohort of patients with acute ischemic stroke and ipsilateral internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion. METHODS: The degree of intracranial collaterals was graded according to the American Society of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology/Society of Interventional Radiology (ASITN/SIR) Collateral Flow Grading System...
March 20, 2018: Herz
P Lylyk, J Chudyk, C Bleise, H Henkes, P Bhogal
BACKGROUND: Recently, numerous devices dedicated to the treatment of wide-necked aneurysms have become available. We present our initial experience with the pCANvas device and present the technical success rate, clinical outcome and immediate angiographic occlusion rates. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the efficacy of flow with the pCANvas for the treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of our prospectively collected data to identify patients treated with the pCANvas device between February 2015 and February 2017...
March 19, 2018: Clinical Neuroradiology
Sato Suzuki-Muromoto, Keisuke Wakusawa, Takuya Miyabayashi, Ryo Sato, Yukimune Okubo, Wakaba Endo, Takehiko Inui, Noriko Togashi, Atsuko Kato, Hiroshi Oba, Mitsuko Nakashima, Hirotomo Saitsu, Naomichi Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Haginoya
Here we report a Japanese patient with new compound heterozygous truncating variants in the PCDH12 gene. As compared to the previously reported families who had congenital microcephaly, intrauterine growth retardation, intracranial calcification, and neonatal seizure associated with dysplasia of the midbrain-hypothalamus-optic tract, the present patient showed no midbrain-hypothalamus dysplasia or congenital/postnatal microcephaly, but dyskinetic cerebral palsy and severe intellectual disability as well as multifocal epilepsy...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Human Genetics
W S Lesley, R Rangaswamy
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The only Food and Drug Administration-approved implant for managing intracranial stenosis is the Wingspan stent. Modification of the standard Wingspan stent delivery procedure has not been previously reported. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective, single-patient, technical report. RESULTS: Following uneventful balloon angioplasty, a symptomatic intracranial vertebral artery stenosis was inaccessible to Wingspan stent delivery using standard procedural protocol because of poor proximal guide catheter purchase...
April 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Mohamad Abbass, Michael K Tso, Ezekiel Weis, Alim P Mitha
BACKGROUND: Orbital lymphaticovenous malformations (LVM) are congenital vascular lesions that are typically infiltrative in nature. There have been reports of orbital LVMs extending intracranially through orbital fissures, but there have been no reports of intradural extension. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the first case of orbital LVM extending intradurally through a bony defect in the medial orbital roof. A modified orbitozygomatic approach was used to successfully obliterate this lesion...
March 16, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Hongchen Hua, Xuemei Zhang, Hongjie Mu, Qingqing Meng, Ying Jiang, Yiyun Wang, Xiaoyan Lu, Aiping Wang, Sha Liu, Yaping Zhang, Zhihui Wan, Kaoxiang Sun
Gliomas are the most common malignant brain tumor, but treatment is limited by the blood-brain barrier (BBB), especially for chemotherapeutic drugs. Although some chemotherapy drugs can pass through the BBB, many of these agents are toxic to normal brain tissue. To maximize therapeutic effects, chemotherapeutic drugs must accumulate at the glioma site. In this study, a specific ligand (the RVG29 peptide) that can combine with acetylcholine receptors was conjugated to polyethylene glycol-modified poly-(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) (PEG-PLGA) to develop a targeted carrier; preparation of the targeted docetaxel nanoparticles (DTX-NPs) was performed by the nanoprecipitation method...
March 16, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
A Bolívar Puente, F de Asís Bravo Rodríguez, I Bravo Rey, E Roldán Romero
Intracranial developmental venous anomalies are the most common vascular malformation. In the immense majority of cases, these anomalies are asymptomatic and discovered incidentally, and they are considered benign. Very exceptionally, however, they can cause neurological symptoms. In this article, we present three cases of patients with developmental venous anomalies that presented with different symptoms owing to complications derived from altered venous drainage. These anomalies were located in the left insula, right temporal lobe, and cerebellum...
March 16, 2018: Radiología
Masillamany Sivasanker, Venkatesh S Madhugiri, Aliasgar V Moiyadi, Prakash Shetty, T S Subi
OBJECTIVES: For patients who develop brain metastases from solid tumors, age, KPS, primary tumor status and presence of extracranial metastases have been identified as prognostic factors. However, the factors that affect survival in patients who are deemed fit to undergo resection of brain metastases have not been clearly elucidated hitherto. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of a prospectively maintained database. All patients who underwent resection of intracranial metastases from solid tumors were included...
March 10, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Lee A Zimmer, Norberto Andaluz
Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary tumors is an increasingly common practice. Little has been reported on the incidence and treatment of postoperative epistaxis in this population. The aim of this study was to analyze the incidence of postoperative epistaxis and formulate a treatment algorithm based on our experience. We performed a case series with chart review. A total of 434 consecutive patients who had endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary surgery were identified between April 2006 and November 2013...
March 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Hirotaka Hasegawa, Shunya Hanakita, Masahiro Shin, Tomoyuki Koga, Wataru Takahashi, Akihiro K Nomoto, Madoka Sakuramachi, Nobuhito Saito
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has been accepted as a therapeutic option for intracranial meningiomas; however, the detailed data on outcomes in elderly patients remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: To delineate the efficacy of SRS for meningiomas in elderly patients. METHODS: The outcomes of 67 patients aged ≥65 yr who underwent SRS for benign intracranial meningioma (World Health Organization grade I) between 1990 and 2014 at our institution were retrospectively analyzed...
April 1, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
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