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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777883/atypical-presentation-of-giant-aneurysm-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-duane-syndrome
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Chao-Hung Kuo, Lynn B McGrath, Joseph A Carnevale, Neena I Marupudi, Jeffery G Ojemann, Richard G Ellenbogen, Anthony C Wang
BACKGROUND: Duane syndrome is a congenital eye movement disorder characterized by congenital malformation of the abducens nucleus. Thrombogenic conditions during development may lead to vascular anomalies in Duane syndrome, however, the presence of a giant aneurysm in this patient population is a rarely documented phenomenon. CASE DESCRIPTION: We reported a case of a large cerebral aneurysm in a pediatric patient with Duane syndrome, and performed a review of the literatures to identify other potential cases and associations...
May 16, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775765/disconnection-surgery-for-intractable-epilepsy-with-a-structural-abnormality-in-the-medial-posterior-cortex
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Takeshi Matsuo, Kensuke Kawai, Kenji Ibayashi, Ichiro Shirouzu, Miki Sato
BACKGROUND: The lesionectomy is a general surgical procedure for treating focal epilepsy resulting from a structural abnormality, but some patients can not achieve favorable outcome, especially patients whose symptomatogenic zone is located in remote regions. Herein we propose the surgical disconnection of the seizure propagation pathway, which consists of short and long associating fibers linking the epileptogenic zone to the remote symptomatogenic zone, as an effective method of achieving favorable seizure outcomes in patients with posterior cortex epilepsy...
May 15, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774497/safety-of-commercial-airflight-in-patients-with-brain-tumors-a-case-series
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Michelle Phillips, Marlon Saria, Amy Eisenberg, Daniel F Kelly, Garni Barkhoudarian
INTRODUCTION: Patients with intracranial masses are often advised to avoid airflight due to concerns of worsening neurological symptoms or deterioration. However, many patients often travel cross-country or internationally to tertiary care centers for definitive care. This study assesses the safety of commercial airflight for brain and skull base tumor patients without severe or progressive neurological deficits. METHODS: Patients that had traveled to our institution for surgery via commercial airflight from 2014 to 2017 were identified...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774194/improper-use-of-thrombolytic-agents-in-acute-hemiparesis-following-misdiagnosis-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Min Chan Kim, Seok Won Kim
Objective: Acute hemiparesis is often an early presentation of acute ischemic stroke, though it can occur in various disorders. This study aimed to investigate the improper use of thrombolytic agents for patients with acute hemiparesis, following the misdiagnosis of acute ischemic stroke. Methods: We analyzed the clinical and radiological data of nine patients initially misdiagnosed with cerebral stroke in the emergency room from May 2013 to January 2017. All the patients were treated with tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) owing to the presence of acute hemiparesis...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772402/serious-adverse-events-following-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-surgery
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Vikas Kotagal, Elizabeth Walkowiak, Jason A Heth
OBJECTIVE: Recent Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) practice guidelines describe a serious adverse event (SAE) rate following surgery of 11%. PATIENTS & METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 162 consecutive patients who have undergone work-up at our center's multidisciplinary NPH clinic over a 47 month time period (2/2014-12/2017). Of these, 22 ultimately underwent neurosurgical ventricular shunt surgery as treatment for NPH. Clinical records were reviewed for SAEs categorized as possibly/probably/definitely related to NPH surgery...
May 14, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769251/systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis-of-resective-surgery-for-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Puneet Jain, George Tomlinson, Carter Snead, Beate Sander, Elysa Widjaja
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) versus selective amygdalohippocampectomy (SAH) on seizure-free outcome in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy, using both direct and indirect evidence from the literature. METHODS: MEDLINE, Embase and Cochrane databases were searched for original research articles and systematic reviews comparing ATL versus SAH, and ATL or SAH versus medical management (MM). The outcome was seizure freedom at 12 months of follow-up or longer...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768433/the-long-term-outcomes-of-epilepsy-surgery
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Midhun Mohan, Simon Keller, Andrew Nicolson, Shubhabrata Biswas, David Smith, Jibril Osman Farah, Paul Eldridge, Udo Wieshmann
OBJECTIVE: Despite modern anti-epileptic drug treatment, approximately 30% of epilepsies remain medically refractory and for these patients, epilepsy surgery may be a treatment option. There have been numerous studies demonstrating good outcome of epilepsy surgery in the short to median term however, there are a limited number of studies looking at the long-term outcomes. The aim of this study was to ascertain the long-term outcome of resective epilepsy surgery in a large neurosurgery hospital in the U...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761002/large-retrospective-study-of-artificial-dura-substitute-in-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury-undergo-decompressive-craniectomy
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Hongtao Sun, Hongda Wang, Yunfeng Diao, Yue Tu, Xiaohong Li, Wanyong Zhao, Jibin Ren, Sai Zhang
Background: Decompressive craniectomy is widely used for treating patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Usually patients have dura mater defect due to surgery or injury itself. The defective area may left open or repaired by artificial dura substitutes. A variety of artificial dura substitutes have been used for this purpose. Objective: This study aimed to evaluate bovine-derived pericardium membrane as artificial dural material for patients with decompressive craniectomy...
May 2018: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756178/hippocampal-deep-brain-stimulation-persistent-seizure-control-after-bilateral-extra-cranial-electrode-fracture
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Massimo Piacentino, Giacomo Beggio, Lara Zordan, Paolo Bonanni
Hippocampal deep brain stimulation (DBS) can provide an effective alternative for intractable temporal lobe epilepsy. In this case report, we describe a peculiar outcome after a post-traumatic wire-disconnection of a bilateral hippocampal DBS device. The patient presented a postoperative long-term significant reduction in seizure frequency even with an absent electric stimulation. This case gives the possibility to consider alternatives in epilepsy surgery, based on stimulation interference (lesional or electrical disturbing) in the epileptogenic zone...
May 13, 2018: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752488/open-resection-of-hypothalamic-hamartomas-for-intractable-epilepsy-revisited-using-intraoperative-mri
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Libby van Tonder, Sasha Burn, Anand Iyer, Jo Blair, Mohammed Didi, Michael Carter, Timothy Martland, Conor Mallucci
INTRODUCTION: Hypothalamic hamartomas (HHs) are rare non-neoplastic lesions which cause drug-resistant epilepsy with associated behavioural, psychiatric and endocrine issues. With the development of new minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of HH, there is a need to reappraise the effectiveness and safety of each approach. We review the outcomes of HH patients treated surgically, utilizing intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (IOMRI), by a team of Alder Hey NHS Foundation Trust tumour and epilepsy neurosurgeons since 2011...
May 11, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751364/ictal-and-interictal-electric-source-imaging-in-presurgical-evaluation-a-prospective-study
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Praveen Sharma, Michael Scherg, Lars H Pinborg, Martin Fabricius, Guido Rubboli, Birthe Pedersen, Anne-Mette Leffers, Peter Uldall, Bo Jespersen, Jannick Brennum, Otto Mølby Henriksen, Sándor Beniczky
BACKGROUND: Accurate localization of the epileptic focus is essential for surgical treatment of patients with drug- resistant epilepsy. EEG source imaging (ESI) is increasingly used in presurgical evaluation. However, most previous studies analysed interictal discharges. Prospective studies comparing feasibility and accuracy of interictal (II) and ictal (IC) ESI are lacking. METHODS: We prospectively analysed long-term video EEG recordings (LTM) of patients admitted for presurgical evaluation...
May 11, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750339/pre-and-postsurgical-cognitive-trajectories-and-quantitative-mri-changes-in-rasmussen-syndrome
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Sarah R Rudebeck, Sara Shavel-Jessop, Sophia Varadkar, Tamsin Owen, J Helen Cross, Faraneh Vargha-Khadem, Torsten Baldeweg
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the longitudinal cognitive trajectory, before and after surgery, of Rasmussen syndrome (RS), a rare disease characterized by focal epilepsy and progressive atrophy of one cerebral hemisphere. METHOD: Thirty-two patients (mean age = 6.7 years; 17 male, 16 left hemispheres affected) were identified from hospital records. The changes in intelligence scores during 2 important phases in the patients' journey to treatment were investigated: (1) during the preoperative period (n = 28, mean follow-up 3...
May 11, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749917/a-novel-neural-prosthesis-providing-long-term-electrocorticography-recording-and-cortical-stimulation-for-epilepsy-and-brain-computer-interface
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Pantaleo Romanelli, Marco Piangerelli, David Ratel, Christophe Gaude, Thomas Costecalde, Cosimo Puttilli, Mauro Picciafuoco, Alim Benabid, Napoleon Torres
OBJECTIVE Wireless technology is a novel tool for the transmission of cortical signals. Wireless electrocorticography (ECoG) aims to improve the safety and diagnostic gain of procedures requiring invasive localization of seizure foci and also to provide long-term recording of brain activity for brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). However, no wireless devices aimed at these clinical applications are currently available. The authors present the application of a fully implantable and externally rechargeable neural prosthesis providing wireless ECoG recording and direct cortical stimulation (DCS)...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749884/perioperative-complications-and-risk-factors-in-neuromuscular-scoliosis-surgery
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Brandon J Toll, Amer F Samdani, M Burhan Janjua, Shashank Gandhi, Joshua M Pahys, Steven W Hwang
OBJECTIVE High rates of perioperative complications are associated with deformity correction in neuromuscular scoliosis. The current study aimed to evaluate complications associated with surgical correction of neuromuscular scoliosis and to characterize potential risk factors. METHODS Data were retrospectively collected from a single-center cohort of 102 consecutive patients who underwent spinal fusions for neuromuscular scoliosis between January 2008 and December 2016 and who had a minimum of 6 months of follow-up...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739181/accidental-intracerebral-injection-and-seizure-during-scalp-nerve-blocks-for-awake-craniotomy-in-a-previously-craniotomized-patient
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Woo Kyung Lee, Hyunzu Kim, Myung-Il Bae, Seung Ho Choi, Kyeong Tae Min
A 34-year-old man who previously underwent a craniotomy due to oligodendroglioma was admitted with a diagnosis of recurrent brain tumor. An awake craniotomy was planned. Approximately 15 minutes after completing the scalp nerve block, his upper torso suddenly moved and trembled for 10 seconds, suggesting a generalized clonic seizure. He recovered gradually and fully in 55 minutes without any neurological sequelae. The emergency computed tomography scan revealed a localized fluid collection and small intracerebral hemorrhage nearby in the temporoparietal cortex beneath the skull defect...
May 9, 2018: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738985/single-center-long-term-results-of-vagus-nerve-stimulation-for-epilepsy-a-10-17-year-follow-up-study
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Jan Chrastina, Zdeněk Novák, Tomáš Zeman, Jitka Kočvarová, Martin Pail, Irena Doležalová, Jiří Jarkovský, Milan Brázdil
PURPOSE: The paper presents a long-term follow-up study of VNS patients, analyzing seizure outcome, medication changes, and surgical problems. METHOD: 74 adults with VNS for 10 to 17 years were evaluated yearly as: non-responder - NR (seizure frequency reduction <50%), responder - R (reduction ≥ 50% and <90%), and 90% responder - 90R (reduction ≥ 90%). Delayed R or 90R (≥ 4 years after surgery), patients with antiepileptic medication changes and battery or complete system replacement were identified...
April 30, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736224/prognostic-value-of-ictal-onset-patterns-in-postsurgical-outcome-of-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Jafar Mehvari-Habibabadi, Reza Basiratnia, Houshang Moein, Mohamad Zare, Majid Barakatain, Yahya Aghakhani, Nasim Tabrizi
Background: To investigate ictal onset patterns (IOP) in scalp electroencephalography (EEG) of patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and their prognostic effect on the postoperative outcome. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study between 2011 and 2015 in our referral Epilepsy Surgery Center enrolling adult patients with refractory TLE and a visible epileptogenic lesion in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), who underwent epilepsy surgery. Demographic, clinical and MRI findings were collected and ictal findings during video-EEG monitoring were reviewed in detail...
October 7, 2017: Iranian Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733410/perioperative-multimodal-evaluation-and-surgical-tactics-of-tumor-related-epilepsy-2-dimensional-operative-video
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Chengxin Ma, Rui Feng, N U Farrukh Hameed, Jie Zhang, Dongxiao Zhuang, Jinsong Wu
Treatment of tumor-related epilepsy (TRE), especially for tumors near critical areas, requires surgeons to strike a balance between the epileptic benefit and functional outcome after surgery. Here, we present a case in which multimodal evaluation facilitated the achievement of such surgical balance. Informed patient consent was obtained. A 17-yr-old female presented with seizure attacks for 2 yr. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a right parietal mass lesion with hypointense signal on T1W imaging, hyperintense signal on T2W imaging, and homogeneous enhancement...
May 4, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729534/the-surgical-outcome-of-patients-with-bilateral-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Xiaoxia Zhou, Tao Yu, Guojun Zhang, Duanyu Ni, Liang Qiao, Xueyuan Wang, Cuiping Xu, Chang Liu, Yuping Wang, Yongjie Li
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to explore the surgical outcome of unilateral anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) for patients with bilateral temporal lobe epilepsy (BTLE). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the data of patients who were diagnosed with BTLE by scalp electroencephalogram (EEG) and underwent ATL from 2001 to 2015. In addition, 80 patients were randomly selected as a control group. RESULTS: One hundred seventeen patients were included in this study and were divided into four groups by intracranial recordings as follows: 78 patients with unilateral seizure onset (Group 1), 13 patients with lateralizable dominant seizure onset (Group 2), 14 patients with lateralizable neuroimaging abnormalities (Group 3), and 12 patients without lateralizable dominant seizure onset or neuroimaging abnormalities (Group 4)...
April 26, 2018: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725569/nontraumatic-acetabular-fracture-sustained-during-convulsive-seizure-following-surgery-for-an-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysm-a-case-report
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Hirofumi Iwamoto, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Daisuke Watanabe, Kiyoyuki Yanaka, Takeshi Ainoya, Tetsuya Yamamoto
Acetabular fracture usually is related to high-energy traumatic injury or falls from heights and directly caused by seizures without trauma is extremely rare. We report a 71-years-old man who sustained a left acetabular fracture secondary to generalized seizure after clipping of an unruptured aneurysm without trauma and any risk for fracture. The patient had an aneurysm was arising from the bifurcation of the left internal carotid artery and the posterior communicating artery. After the clipping, the patient had three times tonic-clonic seizures for 1 min and resulted in an acetabular fracture...
April 2018: NMC Case Report Journal
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