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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149358/clinically-directed-neuroimaging-of-ophthalmoplegia
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REVIEW
Lucia Danieli, Margherita Montali, Luca Remonda, Hanspeter E Killer, Cesare Colosimo, Alessandro Cianfoni
PURPOSE: Ophthalmoplegia (OP) can have numerous etiologies and different clinical presentations. Most causes of OP can be narrowed down to specific anatomical locations based on clinical information. The aim of this study was to outline the different categories of diseases encountered in patients with OP, based on the location along the ocular motor pathways, and the most appropriate imaging modality for the given scenarios. METHODS: Representative neuroimaging examples of pathological processes causing OP are displayed, sequenced by anatomical location and disease category...
November 17, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148237/supraclavicular-flap-repair-in-the-free-flap-era
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REVIEW
Jodie Trautman, Sinclair Gore, Matthew Potter, Jonathan Clark, Dylan Hyam, Ngian C Tan, Quan Ngo, Bruce Ashford
BACKGROUND: Supraclavicular flap (SCF) repair is widely reported in head and neck surgery in select patients and defects. The authors' objective is to present our series of 30 patients who underwent SCF repair for varying defects and to review the scope and outcome of SCF repair in the literature. METHODS: The authors contributed primary evidence of 30 cases of SCF repair. Our outcomes are compared with those reported in the last 5 years' literature; 33 articles published between January 2012 and January 2017 that present original clinical experience of 528 SCFs...
November 17, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147595/synchronous-ganglioneuroma-and-schwannoma-mistaken-for-carotid-body-tumor
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Konstantinos Paraskevopoulos, Angeliki Cheva, Styliani Papaemmanuil, Konstantinos Vahtsevanos, Konstantinos Antoniades
Ganglioneuromas are a very rare benign neural tumor, commonly derived from the ganglia of the sympathetic system, and are composed of mature Schwann cells, ganglion cells, and nerve fibres. They may arise anywhere from the base of the skull to the pelvis along the paravertebral sympathetic plexus. We report a rare case of synchronous ganglioneuroma and schwannoma, mistaken for carotid body tumor. The coexistence of these two entities in head and neck region is very rare.
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143274/clinical-features-surgical-management-and-prognostic-factors-of-secretory-meningiomas-a-single-center-case-series-of-149-patients
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Xiaogang Tao, Kun Wang, Jinqian Dong, Zonggang Hou, Zhen Wu, Junting Zhang, Baiyun Liu
Secretory meningioma (SM) is a rare histological subtype of the meningioma family. Few reports investigating SM have been published due to its extremely low incidence; thus, the current understanding of this disease is poor. We analyzed the incidence and clinical, radiological, pathological, and prognostic features of SM. Approximately 12,380 intracranial meningiomas were surgically resected at Beijing Tiantan Hospital between April 2008 and January 2017. All pathologically confirmed SM cases were identified...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142625/prognostic-factors-of-atypical-meningioma-overall-survival-rate-and-progression-free-survival-rate
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Jae Ho Lee, Oh Lyong Kim, Young Beom Seo, Jun Hyuk Choi
Objective: Atypical meningioma is rare tumor and there is no accurate guide line for optimal treatment. This retrospective study analyzed the prognostic factors, the effect of different methods of treatments and the behavior of atypical meningioma. Methods: Thirty six patients were diagnosed as atypical meningioma, among 273 patients who were given a diagnosis of meningioma in the period of 2002 to 2015. Age, gender, tumor location, Ki 67, Simpson grade and treatment received were analyzed...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135804/surgical-management-of-tumors-involving-meckel-s-cave-and-cavernous-sinus-role-of-an-extended-middle-fossa-and-lateral-sphenoidectomy-approach
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Daniel Q Sun, Arnold H Menezes, Matthew A Howard, Bruce J Gantz, David M Hasan, Marlan R Hansen
OBJECTIVE: To study the indications and outcomes of lateral sphenoidectomy as part of a combined skull base approach in the treatment of tumors involving Meckel's cave (MC) and cavernous sinus (CS). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective patient series. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Twenty-two consecutive patients (mean age: 45 yr, range: 16-76) who underwent transzygomatic, extended middle fossa approaches for tumors involving MC and CS...
November 13, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134171/endoscopic-endonasal-repair-of-internal-carotid-artery-injury-during-endoscopic-endonasal-surgery
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Irit Duek, Gill E Sviri, Moran Amit, Ziv Gil
Background  Injury to the cavernous portion of the internal carotid artery (ICA) during endoscopic skull base surgery is a well-recognized rare complication that can be associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Many techniques have been suggested to manage ICA injury with varying degrees of success. Objectives  We provide a detailed technical description of an operative technique for endoscopic management of carotid artery injury. Methods  A case of ICA injury during endoscopic skull base surgery is presented...
October 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134168/anatomical-region-segmentation-for-objective-surgical-skill-assessment-with-operating-room-motion-data
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Yangming Li, Randall A Bly, R Alex Harbison, Ian M Humphreys, Mark E Whipple, Blake Hannaford, Kris S Moe
Background  Most existing objective surgical motion analysis schemes are limited to structured surgical tasks or recognition of motion patterns for certain categories of surgeries. Analyzing instrument motion data with respect to anatomical structures can break the limit, and an anatomical region segmentation algorithm is required for the analysis. Methods  An atlas was generated by manually segmenting the skull base into nine regions, including left/right anterior/posterior ethmoid sinuses, frontal sinus, left and right maxillary sinuses, nasal airway, and sphenoid sinus...
December 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134167/postoperative-imaging-findings-associated-with-transpalpebral-craniotomy-approach-to-anterior-cranial-fossa
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Dennis Monks, Allison Weyer, Peter Thurlow, Khaled Aziz, Erik Happ, Michael Goldberg
Background and Purpose  The transpalpebral "eyelid" approach is a novel alternative to the traditional ciliary or supraciliary incision for supraorbital frontal craniotomy and access to the anterior cranial fossa. Though a prior publication from our institution has described the surgical approach in detail along with cosmetic and clinical outcomes, postoperative imaging findings have not yet been described. As this surgical technique becomes more widely practiced, it is essential for neuroradiologists, oculoplastic surgeons, and skull base neurosurgeons to be familiar with the expected postoperative imaging findings, especially those that prompt subsequent intervention...
December 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134165/an-innovate-robotic-endoscope-guidance-system-for-transnasal-sinus-and-skull-base-surgery-proof-of-concept
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D T Friedrich, F Sommer, M O Scheithauer, J Greve, T K Hoffmann, P J Schuler
Objective  Advanced transnasal sinus and skull base surgery remains a challenging discipline for head and neck surgeons. Restricted access and space for instrumentation can impede advanced interventions. Thus, we present the combination of an innovative robotic endoscope guidance system and a specific endoscope with adjustable viewing angle to facilitate transnasal surgery in a human cadaver model. Materials and Methods  The applicability of the robotic endoscope guidance system with custom foot pedal controller was tested for advanced transnasal surgery on a fresh frozen human cadaver head...
December 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134164/visual-outcomes-after-endoscopic-pituitary-surgery-in-patients-presenting-with-preoperative-visual-deficits
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Felipe Fredes, Gabriel Undurraga, Pablo Rojas, Felipe Constanzo, Carolina Lazcano, Jaime Pinto, Thomas Schmidt
Introduction  Pituitary adenomas represent 15% of primary brain tumors. Visual disturbance is a common clinical manifestation of these neoplasms due, among other factors, to local mass effect on the optic system. Objective  To evaluate changes of the visual fields in patients undergoing endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) for pituitary adenomas and to find predictive factors for successful visual field outcome. Material and Methods  This is a cross-sectional study. A review was conducted of medical records of consecutive patients with tumors of the sellar region undergoing EEA between January 2008 and December 2012 at the Skull Base Unit of Guillermo Grant Benavente Hospital, University of Concepción, Concepción, Chile, and who had undergone pre- and postoperative visual field evaluation...
December 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134162/lesions-mimicking-small-vestibular-schwannomas
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Matthias Scheich, Rudolf Hagen, Desiree Ehrmann-Müller, Brigitte Bison, Thomas Günthner-Lengsfeld, Camelia-Maria Monoranu, Hans-Ullrich Völker
Objective  Most tumors of the internal auditory canal and cerebellopontine angle (CPA) are vestibular schwannomas (VSs). Preoperative diagnosis is based on typical clinical symptoms and radiological findings. In rare cases, histopathology can, however, show different results. Design  This is a retrospective chart and database review. Setting  The study was conducted at a tertiary skull base referral center at a university hospital. Participants  A total of 207 consecutive cases of VS surgery via the middle cranial fossa approach performed between December 2005 and January 2015 were reviewed...
December 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134151/how-can-we-reliably-identify-a-taxon-based-on-humeral-morphology-comparative-morphology-of-desmostylian-humeri
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Kumiko Matsui
Desmostylia is a clade of marine mammals belonging to either Tethytheria or Perissodactyla. Rich fossil records of Desmostylia were found in the Oligocene to Miocene strata of the Northern Pacific Rim, especially in the northwestern region, which includes the Japanese archipelago. Fossils in many shapes and forms, including whole or partial skeletons, skulls, teeth, and fragmentary bones have been discovered from this region. Despite the prevalent availability of fossil records, detailed taxonomic identification based on fragmentary postcranial materials has been difficult owing to to our limited knowledge of the postcranial diagnostic features of many desmostylian taxa...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131807/towards-frameless-maskless-srs-through-real-time-6dof-robotic-motion-compensation
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Andrew H Belcher, Xinmin Liu, Steven Chmura, Kamil Yenice, Rodney D Wiersma
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) uses precise dose placement to treat conditions of the CNS. Frame-based SRS uses a metal head ring fixed to the patient's skull to provide high treatment accuracy, but patient comfort and clinical workflow may suffer. Frameless SRS, while potentially more convenient, may increase uncertainty of treatment accuracy and be physiologically confining to some patients. By incorporating highly precise robotics and advanced software algorithms into frameless treatments, we present a novel frameless and maskless SRS system where a robot provides real-time 6DoF head motion stabilization allowing positional accuracies to match or exceed those of traditional frame-based SRS...
November 13, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130981/endocranial-casts-of-pre-mammalian-therapsids-reveal-an-unexpected-neurological-diversity-at-the-deep-evolutionary-root-of-mammals
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Julien Benoit, Vincent Fernandez, Paul R Manger, Bruce S Rubidge
The origin and evolution of the mammalian brain has long been the focus of scientific enquiry. Conversely, little research has focused on the palaeoneurology of the stem group of Mammaliaformes, the Permian and Triassic non-mammaliaform Therapsida (NMT). This is because the majority of the NMT have a non-ossified braincase, making the study of their endocranial cast (sometimes called the "fossil brain") problematic. Thus, descriptions of the morphology and size of NMT endocranial casts have been based largely on approximations rather than reliable determination...
November 8, 2017: Brain, Behavior and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127655/the-endoscopic-endonasal-approach-is-not-superior-to-the-microscopic-transcranial-approach-for-anterior-skull-base-meningiomas-a-meta-analysis
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Ivo S Muskens, Vanessa Briceno, Tom L Ouwehand, Joseph P Castlen, William B Gormley, Linda S Aglio, Amir H Zamanipoor Najafabadi, Wouter R van Furth, Timothy R Smith, Rania A Mekary, Marike L D Broekman
OBJECT: In the past decade, the endonasal transsphenoidal approach (eTSA) has become an alternative to the microsurgical transcranial approach (mTCA) for tuberculum sellae meningiomas (TSMs) and olfactory groove meningiomas (OGMs). The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate which approach offered the best surgical outcomes. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature from 2004 and meta-analysis were conducted in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines. Pooled incidence was calculated for gross total resection (GTR), visual improvement, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, intraoperative arterial injury, and mortality, comparing eTSA and mTCA, with p-interaction values...
November 10, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126120/cranial-chordoma-a-new-preoperative-grading-system
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Harley Brito da Silva, David Straus, Jason K Barber, Robert C Rostomily, Manuel Ferreira, Laligam N Sekhar
BACKGROUND: Chordomas are rare but challenging neoplasms involving the skull base. A preoperative grading system will be useful to identify both areas for treatment and risk factors, and correlate to the degree of resection, complications, and recurrence. OBJECTIVE: To propose a new grading system for cranial chordomas designed by the senior author. Its purpose is to enable comparison of different tumors with a similar pathology to clivus chordoma, and statistically correlate with postoperative outcomes...
November 3, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125446/suprasellar-and-recurrent-pediatric-craniopharyngiomas-expanding-indications-for-the-extended-endoscopic-transsphenoidal-approach
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Andrew F Alalade, Elizabeth Ogando-Rivas, Jerome Boatey, Mark M Souweidane, Vijay K Anand, Jeffrey P Greenfield, Theodore H Schwartz
OBJECTIVE The expanded endonasal endoscopic transsphenoidal approach has become increasingly used for craniopharyngioma surgery in the pediatric population, but questions still persist regarding its utility in younger children, in recurrent and irradiated tumors, and in masses primarily located in the suprasellar region. The narrow corridor, incomplete pneumatization, and fear of hypothalamic injury have traditionally relegated this approach to application in older children with mostly cystic craniopharyngiomas centered in the sella...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125266/decision-making-in-very-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-glasgow-coma-scale-3-5-a-literature-review-of-acute-neurosurgical-management-of-the-most-severely-threatened-brain-trauma-patients
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Jeroen van Dijck, Florence Reith, Inge van Erp, Thomas van Essen, Andrew Maas, Wilco C Peul, Godard de Ruiter
BACKGROUND: Patients presenting with an early GCS score of 3-5 after blunt or penetrating skull-brain assaults are categorized as having sustained a very severe Traumatic Brain Injury (vs-TBI). This category is often overlooked in literature. Impact on patients and families lives however is huge and the question "whether to surgically treat or not" frequently poses a dilemma to treating physicians. Little is known about mortality and outcome, compared to what is known for the group of severe TBI patients (s-TBI) (GCS 3- 8)...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124088/considerations-and-code-for-partial-volume-correcting-18-f-av-1451-tau-pet-data
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Suzanne L Baker, Anne Maass, William J Jagust
[(18)F]-AV-1451 is a leading tracer used with positron emission tomography (PET) to quantify tau pathology. However, [(18)F]-AV-1451 shows "off target" or non-specific binding, which we define as binding of the tracer in unexpected areas unlikely to harbor aggregated tau based on autopsy literature [1]. Along with caudate, putamen, pallidum and thalamus non-specific binding [2], [3], we have found binding in the superior portion of the cerebellar gray matter, leading us to use inferior cerebellar gray as the reference region...
December 2017: Data in Brief
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