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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467589/cabergoline-induced-pneumocephalus-following-treatment-for-giant-invasive-macroprolactinoma-presenting-with-spontaneous-cerebrospinal-fluid-rhinorrhea
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Souha S Elabd, Maswood M Ahmad, Sameer Q Qetab, Mussa Hussain Almalki
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea is rarely reported as the first presenting feature of giant invasive macroprolactinomas. Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea is usually reported as a complication of trauma, neurosurgical, and skull-based procedures (such as pituitary surgery or radiations), and less frequently after medical treatment with dopamine agonists (DAs) for macroprolactinomas. This phenomenon results from fistula creation that communicates between the subarachnoid space and the nasal cavity. Meanwhile, pneumocephalus is another well-recognized complication after transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary macroadenomas...
2018: Clinical Medicine Insights. Endocrinology and Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455219/endoscopic-transsphenoidal-approach-to-skull-base-lesions-a-clinical-prospective-study
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Moneer K Faraj, Wissam J Sagban
OBJECTIVE: To review the patients operated by endoscopic transphenoidal approach for skull base lesions. All the clinical data including age, gender, type of pathology, surgical outcome and surgical complications were studied. METHODS: A clinical prospective study was conducted on 94 cases with skull base lesion that were treated in Neuroscience Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq between October 2011 and December 2016. We followed each patient for an average of 2 years after surgery to determine most common lesion involving the skull base, age and gender distribution, surgical outcome, complications and hospital accommodation...
January 2018: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454125/management-of-skull-base-tumors-in-the-obstetric-population-a-case-series
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Blake H Priddy, Bradley A Otto, Ricardo L Carrau, Daniel M Prevedello
BACKGROUND: Neoplasms rarely present during pregnancy. However, increase in plasma volume, hormone release induced growth, and tumor hypervascularity, can cause rapid symptoms. These range from not requiring intervention to necessitating emergent operations. OBJECTIVE: We describe an algorithm for the management of symptomatic neoplasm in the obstetric population, and provide recommendations regarding surgical indications and timing. METHODS: Patients who presented to a skull base clinic from 2010-2016 at large tertiary care hospital were reviewed to identify patients who presented with a skull base tumor during pregnancy...
February 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452829/cribriform-plate-width-is-highly-variable-within-and-between-subjects
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Daniel H Coelho, Taylor S Pence, Mostafa Abdel-Hamid, Richard M Costanzo
OBJECTIVE: All successful endonasal surgery, including functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), depends on knowledge of both anatomy and the specific variations that can occur between and within patients. Familiarity with these structures is a critical component in preventing complications from these procedures, and failure to understand subtle variation can have disastrous results. The aim of this study was to characterize the anatomical variations (if any) of the cribriform plate using a large cadaveric sample set...
February 13, 2018: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451456/clival-meningocele-causing-bilateral-hearing-loss-in-a-child-due-to-superficial-siderosis-of-the-central-nervous-system-case-report
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Stephen J Johans, Kevin N Swong, Daniel J Burkett, Michael P Wemhoff, Sean M Lew, Chirag R Patel, Anand V Germanwala
Superficial siderosis (SS) of the CNS is a rare and often unrecognized condition. Caused by hemosiderin deposition from chronic, repetitive hemorrhage in the subarachnoid space, it results in parenchymal damage in the subpial layers of the brain and spinal cord. T2-weighted MRI shows the characteristic hypointensity of hemosiderin deposition, classically occurring around the cerebellum, brainstem, and spinal cord. Patients present with progressive gait ataxia and sensorineural hearing impairment. Although there have been several studies, case reports, and review articles over the years, the clear pathophysiology of subarachnoid space hemorrhage remains to be elucidated...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442163/accuracy-and-feasibility-of-a-dedicated-image-guidance-solution-for-endoscopic-lateral-skull-base-surgery
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Christoph Rathgeb, Lukas Anschuetz, Daniel Schneider, Cilgia Dür, Marco Caversaccio, Stefan Weber, Tom Williamson
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to design, build and validate a surgical navigation system which fulfills the accuracy requirements for surgical procedures on the ear and the lateral skull base, and which integrates with the endoscopic workflow and operating room setup. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The navigation system consists of portable tablet computer (iPad Pro, Apple Computer, USA) and an optical tracking system (Cambar B1, Axios3D, Germany), both connected via a wireless Bluetooth link and attached directly to the OR table...
February 13, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439905/three-dimensional-intracranial-middle-cerebral-artery-aneurysm-models-for-aneurysm-surgery-and-training
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Liang Wang, Xun Ye, Qiang Hao, Li Ma, Xiaolin Chen, Hao Wang, Yuanli Zhao
To develop a realistic model of middle cerebral artery (MCA) aneurysms using three-dimensional (3D) printing for surgical planning, research, and training of neurosurgical residents. This study included eight MCA aneurysm cases. The aneurysm together with the adjacent arteries and skull base were printed based on raw computed tomography angiography (CTA) data using a 3D printer with acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene as the model material. The aneurysm models were used for surgical planning, and craniotomy and clipping practice by neurosurgical residents...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432945/utility-of-3d-printed-models-in-enhancing-the-learning-curve-of-surgery-of-tuberculum-sellae-meningioma
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De-Zhi Kang, Ping Chen, Qing-Song Lin, Yuan-Xiang Lin, Xi-Yue Wu, Pei-Sen Yao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the value of 3D printed models with pathological entities in enhancing the learning curve of surgery of tuberculum sellae meningioma. METHODS: We printed four 3D printed models of tuberculum sellae meningiomas based on radiological data using a 3D printer. Participants were allocated to 3D group and atlas group. In the 3D group, participants learned surgery with the assistance of 3D models. In the atlas group, participants used only two-dimensional materials to assist their learning...
February 9, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424819/temporal-bone-meningo-encephalic-herniation-etiological-categorization-and-surgical-strategy
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Golda Grinblat, Manjunath Dandinarasaiah, Sampath Chandra Prasad, Gianluca Piras, Enrico Piccirillo, Andrea Fulcheri, Mario Sanna
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical presentation, intraoperative findings and surgical management in meningo-encephalic-herniation (MEH) based on the etiology. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective clinical study and is a follow-up on the previously published report in 2009. SETTING: A quaternary referral otology and skull base center PATIENTS AND METHODS:: The inclusion criteria were intraoperatively verified MEH in patients with a minimum follow-up of 12 months, which yielded 262 operated ears...
March 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421841/-endonasal-endoscopic-surgery-of-choanal-atresia-long-term-results
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Laura Holtmann, Kerstin Stähr, Julian Kirchner, Stephan Lang, Stefan Mattheis
INTRODUCTION:  Choanal atresia is a rare abnormality. As neonates depend on transnasal respiration, bilateral choanal atresia causes an acute emergency. Transnasal endoscopic resection of congenital choanal atresia is a well-established therapy. However, the surgical technique has not yet been standardized. METHODS:  A retrospective chart review was performed with a follow-up examination between 9 to 87 months after surgery. 11 patients (7 with unilateral atresia, 4 with bilateral atresia) were included...
February 8, 2018: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405836/expanded-transcanal-transpromontorial-approach-a-novel-surgical-technique-for-cerebellopontine-angle-vestibular-schwannoma-removal
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Daniele Marchioni, Marco Carner, Davide Soloperto, Luca Bianconi, Andrea Sacchetto, Luca Sacchetto, Barbara Masotto, Livio Presutti
Objective Vestibular schwannoma (VS) is a benign tumor of the lateral skull base. Different microscopic surgical techniques are described in literature: the retrosigmoid and translabyrinthine approaches are used to treat big tumors located in the cerebellopontine angle, and the middle cranial fossa approach is utilized for small tumors with good hearing preservation. The expanded transcanal transpromontorial (ExpTT) approach is a combined microscopic-endoscopic technique previously indicated for Koos stage I and II VS and now proposed for larger VS, up to 3 cm in diameter, with linear progression into the cerebellopontine angle and touching the brainstem...
February 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405833/evidence-based-use-of-perioperative-antibiotics-in-otolaryngology
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Priyesh N Patel, Asitha D L Jayawardena, Rachel L Walden, Edward B Penn, David O Francis
Objective To identify and clarify current evidence supporting and disputing the effectiveness of perioperative antibiotic use for common otolaryngology procedures. Data Sources PubMed, Embase (OVID), and CINAHL (EBSCO). Review Methods English-language, original research (systematic reviews/meta-analyses, randomized control trials, prospective or retrospective cohort studies, case-control studies, or case series) studies that evaluated the role of perioperative antibiotic use in common otolaryngology surgeries were systematically extracted using standardized search criteria by 2 investigators independently...
January 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404249/extended-endoscopic-endonasal-approach-for-suprasellar-craniopharyngioma
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D Locatelli, F Pozzi, G Agresta, S Padovan, A Karligkiotis, P Castelnuovo
Objectives  We illustrate a suprasellar craniopharyngiomas treated with an extended endoscopic endonasal approach (EEEA). Design  Case report of a 43-year-old male affected by cerebral lesion located in suprasellar region involving the third ventricle and compressing the neurovascular structures, causing an anterosuperior dislocation of the chiasma. There is a complete disruption of the pituitary stalk that can explain the clinical finding of partial anterior hypopituitarism and hyperprolactinemia. The lesion is characterized by a solid and cystic component...
February 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404245/pediatric-pituitary-adenoma-case-series-review-of-the-literature-and-a-skull-base-treatment-paradigm
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REVIEW
Avital Perry, Christopher Salvatore Graffeo, Christopher Marcellino, Bruce E Pollock, Nicholas M Wetjen, Fredric B Meyer
Background  Pediatric pituitary adenoma is a rare skull base neoplasm, accounting for 3% of all intracranial neoplasms in children and 5% of pituitary adenomas. Compared with pituitary tumors in adults, secreting tumors predominate and longer disease trajectories are expected due to the patient age resulting in a natural history and treatment paradigm that is complex and controversial. Objectives  The aims of this study were to describe a large, single-institution series of pediatric pituitary adenomas with extensive long-term follow-up and to conduct a systematic review examining outcomes after pituitary adenoma surgery in the pediatric population...
February 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404244/skull-base-reconstruction-in-the-pediatric-patient
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REVIEW
Irit Duek, Alon Pener-Tessler, Ravit Yanko-Arzi, Arik Zaretski, Avraham Abergel, Ahmad Safadi, Dan M Fliss
Introduction  Pediatric skull base and craniofacial reconstruction presents a unique challenge since the potential benefits of therapy must be balanced against the cumulative impact of multimodality treatment on craniofacial growth, donor-site morbidity, and the potential for serious psychosocial issues. Objectives  To suggest an algorithm for skull base reconstruction in children and adolescents after tumor resection. Materials and Methods  Comprehensive literature review and summary of our experience...
February 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404243/pediatric-craniopharyngiomas-a-primer-for-the-skull-base-surgeon
#16
REVIEW
Christopher Salvatore Graffeo, Avital Perry, Michael J Link, David J Daniels
Pediatric craniopharyngioma is a rare sellar-region epithelial tumor that, in spite of its typically benign pathology, has the potential to be clinically devastating, and presents a host of formidable management challenges for the skull base surgeon. Strategies in craniopharyngioma care have been the cause of considerable controversy, with respect to both philosophical and technical issues. Key questions remain unresolved, and include optimizing extent-of-resection goals; the ideal radiation modality and its role as an alternative, adjuvant, or salvage treatment; appropriate indications for expanded endoscopic endonasal surgery as an alternative to transcranial microsurgery; risks and benefits of skull base techniques in a pediatric population; benefits of and indications for intracavitary therapies; and the preferred management of common treatment complications...
February 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404241/lateral-skull-base-approaches-in-pediatric-skull-base-surgery
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REVIEW
Ken Kazahaya
Lateral skull base pathology is rare in children. Awareness of the potential for lateral skull base lesions in children is imperative for timely identification and appropriate management. Some of the common presentations and pathologies shall be presented, as well as a variety of approaches that may be utilized to access the lateral skull base in the pediatric patient. Although the lateral skull base approaches utilized in adults may also be considered for management of pediatric lesions, some special considerations given the small developing anatomy need to be kept in mind...
February 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404240/open-approaches-to-the-anterior-skull-base-in-children-review-of-the-literature
#18
REVIEW
Oshri Wasserzug, Ari DeRowe, Barak Ringel, Gadi Fishman, Dan M Fliss
Introduction  Skull base lesions in children and adolescents are rare, and comprise only 5.6% of all skull base surgery. Anterior skull base lesions dominate, averaging slightly more than 50% of the cases. Until recently, surgery of the anterior skull base was dominated by open procedures and endoscopic skull base surgery was reserved for benign pathologies. Endoscopic skull base surgery is gradually gaining popularity. In spite of that, open skull base surgery is still considered the "gold standard" for the treatment of anterior skull base lesions, and it is the preferred approach in selected cases...
February 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404239/nasoseptal-flap-for-skull-base-reconstruction-in-children
#19
REVIEW
Oded Ben-Ari, Anat Wengier, Barak Ringel, Narin N Carmel Neiderman, Zvi Ram, Nevo Margalit, Dan M Fliss, Avraham Abergel
Objective  The endoscopic endonasal approach is being increasingly used for the resection and reconstruction of anterior skull base (ASB) lesions. Vascularized nasoseptal flaps (NSF) have become the workhorse for the reconstruction of ASB defects, resulting in a significant decrease in the incidence of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks. The objective of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of NSF in children. Methods  This is a retrospective analysis of the medical records of all patients under the age of 18 years who underwent endoscopic repair of ASB lesions with the use of NSF at our tertiary medical center between 1/2011 and 8/2016...
February 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404238/fibro-osseous-lesions-of-the-skull-base-in-the-pediatric-population
#20
REVIEW
Meghan Wilson, Carl Snyderman
Fibro-osseous lesions of the skull base include a variety of lesions with different biologic behavior. The most common lesions include fibrous dysplasia, osteoma, aneurysmal bone cyst, and juvenile ossifying fibroma. The diagnosis can usually be established with radiographic imaging. In the absence of symptoms, slow-growing lesions can often be observed. When surgery is indicated for relief of symptoms, endoscopic endonasal techniques are well suited for all age groups.
February 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
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