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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332078/magnetic-resonance-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-for-treating-movement-disorders
#1
Young Goo Kim, Eun Jung Kweon, Won Seok Chang, Hyun Ho Jung, Jin Woo Chang
Transcranial magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) surgery has recently gained favor as a novel, noninvasive alternative to conventional neurosurgery. In contrast to traditional ablative interventions, transcranial MRgFUS surgery is entirely imaging-guided and uses continuous temperature measurements at the target and surrounding tissue taken in real-time. Unlike Gamma Knife radiosurgery, MRgFUS surgery can make a lesion immediately and does not use ionizing radiation. Moreover, since no metallic device is implanted, MR imaging-based diagnosis is not restricted throughout life...
2018: Progress in Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331747/dural-based-cavernous-malformation-at-the-cerebral-convexity-report-of-two-pediatric-patients
#2
Guichen Li, Xuan Zhai, Yang Zhang, Ping Liang, Xuanxuan Wu, Kun Hou
BACKGROUND: Intracranial (cavernous malformations) CMs are usually located at the cerebral parenchyma, dural-based CMs outside the middle fossa are rarely reported. To our knowledge, dural-based CMs located at the cerebral convexity are even rarer that only two pediatric cases were ever reported. In this report, we present two extremely rare cases of dural-based CMs at the cerebral convexity in pediatric patients. The clinical course, radiological and pathological features, treatment, and follow-up are described...
January 10, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330950/comparative-anatomy-of-bat-jaw-musculature-via-diffusible-iodine-based-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography
#3
Sharlene E Santana
Noctilionoid bats exhibit an extraordinary array of cranial specializations that match diverse diets, including variation in jaw musculature physiological cross-sectional areas (PCSA), lever arms, and relative contribution to bite force. Although previous research in this group has linked variation in skull shape and muscle mechanics to biting performance, there are still important gaps about the anatomical underpinnings of noctilionoid dietary adaptations, including the degree of compartmentalization of the jaw musculature, and whether and how muscle attachment sites have evolved across noctilionoid species that specialize on derived diets...
February 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330948/inferring-the-diets-of-extinct-giant-lemurs-from-osteological-correlates-of-muscle-dimensions
#4
Jonathan M G Perry
The jaw adductor muscles of extinct mammals are often reconstructed to elucidate paleoecological relationships and to make broad comparisons among taxa. Muscle lever arms, bite load arms, muscle dimensions, and gape are often also reconstructed to better understand feeding. Several different approaches to these and related goals are discussed here. A protocol for reconstructing muscle dimensions and bite force using biomechanically informative skull measurements and osteological proxies of muscle dimensions is described and applied to a case study of subfossil Malagasy lemurs...
February 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330520/association-of-homocysteine-with-aysmptomatic-intracranial-and-extracranial-arterial-stenosis-in-hypertension-patients
#5
Yan Wang, Jin Zhang, Yuesheng Qian, Xiaofeng Tang, Huawei Ling, Kemin Chen, Yan Li, Pingjin Gao, Dingliang Zhu
Elevated plasma homocysteine (Hcy) is suggested as an independent risk factor for stroke. We aimed to investigate the association of Hcy concentration with intracranial atherosclerosis (ICAS) and extracranial AS (ECAS) in hypertensive patients without stroke in Chinese population and to explore modified effect of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T on their relationship. The stenosis of intracranial and extracranial arteries were evaluated in a total of 929 subjects through computerized tomographic angiography (CTA) from aortic arch to the skull base...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330076/frontoethmoidal-schwannoma-with-exertional-cerebrospinal-fluid-rhinorrhea-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
Yuichiro Yoneoka, Katsuhiko Akiyama, Yasuhiro Seki, Go Hasegawa, Akiyoshi Kakita
BACKGROUND: Frontoethmoidal schwannomas are rare. No case manifesting exertional cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea has ever been reported to the best of our knowledge. CASE DESCRIPTION: In this report, we describe an extremely rare case of frontoethmoidal schwannoma extending through the olfactory groove (OG) with exertional CSF rhinorrhea as the initial symptom. A 50-year-old woman was presented to our clinic for frequent nasal discharge on exertion. A postcontrast computed tomographic scan demonstrated heterogeneously enhanced tumor from the anterior cranial fossa to the anterior ethmoid sinus...
January 9, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329488/genetic-and-molecular-insights-into-genotype-phenotype-relationships-in-osteopathia-striata-with-cranial-sclerosis-oscs-through-the-analysis-of-novel-mouse-wtx-mutant-alleles
#7
Glenda Comai, Agnès Boutet, Kristina Tanneberger, Filippo Massa, Ana-Sofia Rocha, Aurelie Charlet, Clara Panzolini, Fariba Jian Motamedi, Robert Brommage, Wolfgang Hans, Thomas Funck-Brentano, Martin Hrabe de Angelis, Christine Hartmann, Martine Cohen-Solal, Jürgen Behrens, Andreas Schedl
The X-linked WTX/AMER1 protein forms an important component of the β-catenin destruction complex that can both enhance and suppress canonical β-catenin signalling. Somatic mutations in WTX/AMER1 have been found in a proportion of the pediatric kidney cancer Wilms' tumour. By contrast, germline mutations cause the severe sclerosing bone dysplasia osteopathia striata congenita with cranial sclerosis (OSCS), a condition usually associated with fetal or perinatal lethality in male patients. Here we addressed the developmental and molecular function of WTX by generating two novel mouse alleles...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327143/long-term-control-and-predictors-of-seizures-in-intracranial-meningioma-surgery-a-population-based-study
#8
Hai Xue, Olafur Sveinsson, Jiri Bartek, Petter Förander, Simon Skyrman, Lars Kihlström, Raana Shafiei, Tiit Mathiesen, Torbjörn Tomson
BACKGROUND: The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the long-term seizure control and antiepileptic drug (AED) prescriptions, as well as identifying predictors of seizure(s) before and after surgery in a population-based cohort of operated intracranial meningioma patients. METHODS: A total of 113 consecutive adult (> 18 years old) patients with newly diagnosed meningioma operated at the Karolinska University Hospital between 2006 and 2008 were included and followed up until the end of 2015...
January 11, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325963/surgical-anatomy-of-the-eustachian-tube-for-endoscopic-transnasal-skull-base-surgery-a-cadaveric-and-radiological-study
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Noritaka Komune, Satoshi Matsuo, Koichi Miki, Yojiro Akagi, Ryota Kurogi, Koji Iihara, Takashi Nakagawa
OBJECTIVE: The endoscopic endonasal approach to the anatomically complex lateral skull base presents technical challenges. The use of the Eustachian tube as a landmark to identify the petrous internal carotid artery has recently been reported, and this study aims to define the anatomical relationship between the Eustachian tube and its surrounding structures using cadaveric dissection and radiologic analysis. METHODS: To clarify the relationship of the Eustachian tube with its surrounding structures, we performed endoscopic and microscopic dissection of four adult cadaveric heads, and analyzed computed topography scans from 20 patients...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325954/anterior-skull-base-tumor-resection-by-transciliary-supraorbital-keyhole-craniotomy-a-single-institutional-experience
#10
Ya-Jui Lin, Ko-Ting Chen, Cheng-Chi Lee, Cheng-Hong Toh, Tai-Wei Erich Wu, Yin-Cheng Huang, Peng-Wei Hsu, Yu-Jen Lu, Chi-Cheng Chuang, Pin-Yuan Chen, Kuo-Chen Wei
BACKGROUND: The prognosis and recurrence rate following resection of an anterior skull base lesion via transciliary supraorbital keyhole craniotomy depends on residual tumor volume. The extent to which pathology and size of tumor influence the resection rate using this approach is unknown. METHODS: Sixty-two patients underwent a total of 64 operations using the supraorbital keyhole approach in this retrospective study. Meningioma was the most common tumor, followed by pituitary adenoma and craniopharyngioma...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325947/usefulness-of-oblique-coronal-ct-and-mri-imaging-in-the-endoscopic-endonasal-approach-to-treat-skull-base-lesions
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Shigetoshi Yano, Naoki Shinojima, Mika Kitajima, Hiroyuki Uetani, Takuichiro Hide, Akitake Mukasa
OBJECTIVE: This report examines the utility of the preoperative image to orientate the surgeon in the sphenoid sinus during an endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach (ETSS). METHODS: ETSS was performed in 100 cases of sellar lesion and used to classify the sphenoid sinus septum shape. Preoperative CT and MRI scans were taken for two types of coronal imaging: conventional and oblique. Expected sphenoid sinus septum shape was compared with those from ETSS to estimate concordance...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324321/injuries-sustained-in-falling-fatalities-in-relation-to-different-distances-of-falls
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Hasan Abder-Rahman, Mohanad S O Jaber, Shrouq S Al-Sabaileh
BACKGROUND: Falling from a distance is an important issue worldwide, which happens in different ages, genders and circumstances. It is usually not considered a medicolegal case in many countries hence no autopsy is performed. This study focused on analyzing injuries sustained in victims of falling in relation to different distances of fall. METHODS: Retrospective study of 352 autopsy reports of falling victims brought to the forensic pathology department at Jordan University Hospital during the period from January 1990 to March 2016...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319883/trait-specific-processes-of-convergence-and-conservatism-shape-ecomorphological-evolution-in-ground-dwelling-squirrels
#13
Bryan S McLean, Kristofer M Helgen, H Thomas Goodwin, Joseph A Cook
Our understanding of mechanisms operating over deep timescales to shape phenotypic diversity often hinges on linking variation in one or few trait(s) to specific evolutionary processes. When distinct processes are capable of similar phenotypic signatures, however, identifying these drivers is difficult. We explored ecomorphological evolution across a radiation of ground-dwelling squirrels whose history includes convergence and constraint, two processes that can yield similar signatures of standing phenotypic diversity...
January 10, 2018: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319449/management-and-closure-of-multiple-large-cutaneous-lesions-in-a-juvenile-cat-with-severe-acquired-skin-fragility-syndrome-secondary-to-iatrogenic-hyperadrenocorticism
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C Noël McKnight, Linda J Lew, David A Gamble
CASE DESCRIPTION A 13-month-old castrated male cat was evaluated for a large, spontaneously developed cutaneous laceration over the left scapular region. The cat had a history of severe gingivostomatitis, conjunctivitis, giardiasis, and feline herpesvirus infection and had received systemic glucocorticoid treatment for 7 weeks prior to evaluation. CLINICAL FINDINGS Physical examination revealed a 10 × 7-cm full-thickness cutaneous laceration over the left scapular region, extremely thin skin, crusts over the dorsal aspect of the neck and base of the skull, medially curling pinnae, and moderate gingivostomatitis...
January 15, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317233/c-cbl-and-cbl-b-expression-in-skull-base-chordomas-is-associated-with-tumor-progression-and-poor-prognosis
#15
Peng Luo, Xin Wang, Jinpeng Zhou, Long Li, Zhitao Jing
Chordomas are rare, locally aggressive malignancies that are often difficult to eradicate. Surgery and radiotherapy are the first-line treatments, but the probability of local recurrence is high. According to our previous research, c-Cbl and Cbl-b have been linked to tumor progression and poor prognosis of glioma. However, their role in skull base chordomas is unclear. To clarify this issue, in the present study we analyzed the expression of c-Cbl and Cbl-b in relation to the clinicopathological features and clinical outcome of skull base chordomas patients (n=70)...
January 6, 2018: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314713/application-of-the-endoscopic-prelacrimal-recess-approach-to-the-maxillary-sinus-in-unilateral-maxillary-diseases
#16
Yi-Tsen Lin, Chih-Feng Lin, Te-Huei Yeh
BACKGROUND: The endoscopic endonasal prelacrimal recess approach to the maxillary sinus provides wide access to the walls and recesses of the maxillary sinus, and its use has been reported in many maxillary sinus and skull base diseases. The objective of this study was to determine the indication and feasibility of endoscopic sinus surgery using the prelacrimal recess approach in unilateral maxillary sinus diseases. METHODS: We reviewed 192 cases of unilateral maxillary sinus diseases; over 2 years, 15 cases underwent endoscopic surgery via the prelacrimal recess approach...
January 4, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313091/intradural-cervical-chordoma-with-diffuse-spinal-leptomeningeal-spread-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Jing Zhang, Chuan-Ping Gao, Xue-Jun Liu, Wen-Jian Xu
PURPOSE: Chordoma is a low-grade malignant bone tumor derived from embryonic notochord remnants along the axial skeleton. About 50% of chordomas occur in the sacral vertebrae and 35% in the skull base. Most chordomas are extradural and cause extensive bone destruction. Intradural spinal tumors without bone involvement are rare. METHODS: We herein describe the clinical features of a patient with a chordoma as well as the imaging and pathological manifestations of the tumor...
January 8, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310903/proton-beam-therapy-for-skull-base-chordomas-in-106-patients-a-dose-adaptive-radiation-protocol
#18
Vivien Fung, Valentin Calugaru, Stéphanie Bolle, Hamid Mammar, Claire Alapetite, Philippe Maingon, Ludovic De Marzi, Sébastien Froelich, Jean-Louis Habrand, Rémi Dendale, Georges Noël, Loïc Feuvret
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To evaluate clinical results and safety of a dose adaptive protocol based on tumor volume coverage and critical structure constraints, for the treatment of skull base chordomas. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between May 2006 and October 2012, 106 patients with skull base chordoma were treated by combined photon and proton irradiation. Prescribed dose levels were 68.4, 70.2, 72 and 73.8 Gy(RBE) in once daily fractionation of 1.8 Gy(RBE). Dose level and dosimetric constraints to organs at risk depended on postoperative residual Gross Tumor Volume (GTV) coverage...
January 6, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305118/endoscope-holders-in-cranial-neurosurgery-part-2-an-international-survey
#19
Dimitrios Paraskevopoulos, Shlomi Constantini, Jarnail Bal, Jonathan Roth
BACKGROUND: Following a prior systematic review of currently available endoscope holders (EH), we aspired to detect trends, task-specific preferences and pitfalls of EH in various cranial neuroendoscopic procedures. METHODS: A questionnaire was disseminated to members of the International Federation of Neuroendoscopy (IFNE). The questionnaire evaluated indications and pitfalls of EH in different applications, in particular, differentiating between intraventricular and skull base endoscopy, as well as sub-categories of these two main fields...
January 2, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304919/cranial-tumor-surgical-outcomes-at-a-high-volume-academic-referral-center
#20
Desmond A Brown, Benjamin T Himes, Brittny T Major, Benjamin F Mundell, Ravi Kumar, Bruce Kall, Fredric B Meyer, Michael J Link, Bruce E Pollock, John D Atkinson, Jamie J Van Gompel, W Richard Marsh, Giuseppe Lanzino, Mohamad Bydon, Ian F Parney
OBJECTIVE: To determine adverse event rates for adult cranial neuro-oncologic surgeries performed at a high-volume quaternary academic center and assess the impact of resident participation on perioperative complication rates. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All adult patients undergoing neurosurgical intervention for an intracranial neoplastic lesion between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2013, were included. Cases were categorized as biopsy, extra-axial/skull base, intra-axial, or transsphenoidal...
January 2018: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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