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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424012/internal-carotid-artery-agenesis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Shuo Li, Kusum Hooda, Nishant Gupta, Yogesh Kumar
Congenital agenesis of the internal carotid artery is a very rare anomaly. Intracranial circulation in the involved internal carotid artery territory is maintained by collateral circulation from the contralateral internal carotid artery through the anterior communicating artery and from the vertebrobasilar system through the posterior communicating artery. Usually, patients with internal carotid artery agenesis are asymptomatic due to collateral circulation, but they may present with headache, seizures, or transient ischemic attack...
April 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418817/virtual-mapping-of-the-frontal-recess-guiding-safe-and-efficient-frontal-sinus-surgery
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Neil S Patel, Amy C Dearking, Erin K O'Brien, John F Pallanch
Objective To define relationships between the frontal sinus opening, ostia of other frontal recess cells, and endoscopic landmarks and to develop a clinically useful framework to guide frontal sinus surgery. Study Design Retrospective review. Setting Tertiary care academic referral center. Methods Adult patients with computed tomography (CT) without sinonasal pathology were included. Virtual endoscopy (using OsiriX) and corresponding CT reconstructions were used to identify all visible ostia in the frontal recess and characterize their positions in spaces between the uncinate/agger nasi (U), bulla ethmoidalis (EB), and middle turbinate (MT)...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412879/quantitative-analysis-of-transnasal-anterior-skull-base-approach-report-of-technology-for-intraoperative-assessment-of-instrument-motion
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Angelique M Berens, Richard Alex Harbison, Yangming Li, Randall A Bly, Nava Aghdasi, Manuel Ferreira, Blake Hannaford, Kris S Moe
OBJECTIVE: To develop a method to measure intraoperative surgical instrument motion. This model will be applicable to the study of surgical instrument kinematics including surgical training, skill verification, and the development of surgical warning systems that detect aberrant instrument motion that may result in patient injury. DESIGN: We developed an algorithm to automate derivation of surgical instrument kinematics in an endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery model...
April 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403097/predictive-factors-for-surgical-outcome-in-anterior-clinoidal-meningiomas-analysis-of-59-consecutive-surgically-treated-cases
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Ju-Hwi Kim, Woo-Youl Jang, Tae-Young Jung, In-Young Kim, Kyung-Hwa Lee, Woo Dae Kang, Seul-Kee Kim, Kyung-Sub Moon, Shin Jung
Despite the advances in the microsurgical technique and anatomical understanding of the anterior and middle skull base, anterior clinoidal meningiomas are still challenging lesions to resect completely and safely due to their intimate relationship with vital neurovascular structures. We report predictive factors for tumor recurrence and postoperative complications based on surgical outcome of patients with anterior clinoidal meningiomas treated at our institution.Fifty-nine consecutive patients with anterior clinoidal meningioma who were surgically treated between March, 1993, and July, 2015, were reviewed retrospectively...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385583/endoscopic-endonasal-excision-of-nasal-chondromesenchymal-hamartoma-with-intracranial-extension
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M Nakaya, S Yoshihara, A Yoshitomi, S Baba
INTRODUCTION: Nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma (NCMH) is an extremely rare benign hamartoma of the sinonasal tract, predominantly involving infants and young children. METHODS: We report the case of a 3-year-old boy of NCMH with extension to anterior skull base. RESULTS: The tumor was completely resected piece by piece via an endonasal endoscopic approach. There is no recurrence 3 years after operation. CONCLUSIONS: We reported the case of NCMH extending to skull base was successfully resected by endonasal endoscopic approach...
April 3, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384240/supplementary-cranial-description-of-the-types-of-edmontosaurus-regalis-ornithischia-hadrosauridae-with-comments-on-the-phylogenetics-and-biogeography-of-hadrosaurinae
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Hai Xing, Jordan C Mallon, Margaret L Currie
The cranial anatomy of the flat-skulled hadrosaurine Edmontosaurus regalis (Ornithischia: Hadrosauridae) is extensively described here, based on the holotype and paratype collected from the middle part of the Horseshoe Canyon Formation in southern Alberta. Focus is given to previously undocumented features of ontogenetic and phylogenetic importance. This description facilitates overall osteological comparisons between E. regalis and other hadrosaurids (especially E. annectens), and revises the diagnosis of E...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377283/the-combined-transpetrosal-approach-anatomic-study-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
M Burhan Janjua, James P Caruso, Jeffrey P Greenfield, Mark M Souweidane, Theodore H Schwartz
The combined petrosal approach is an essential technique for the skull base neurosurgeon. In this manuscript, the authors provide a brief history of the development of this approach, technical instruction with consideration of important landmarks, and a literature review of the broad range of clinical applications for this approach. The combined petrosal approach was performed bilaterally in 6 cadaveric injected specimens. The relationship of middle and posterior fossa dura, venous sinuses, cranial nerves (CNs), and the vascular anatomy were studied...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349735/analysis-of-the-relationship-between-the-location-of-the-anterior-ethmoid-artery-and-keros-classification
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Perry S Poteet, Matthew D Cox, Ran A Wang, Ryan T Fitzgerald, Alissa Kanaan
Objective We sought to identify a relationship between skull base height and anterior ethmoid artery (AEA) anatomy. Study Design Retrospective radiologic chart review. Setting University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Subjects Patients seen in a tertiary rhinology clinic between September 2014 and October 2015. Methods Review of 101 maxillofacial computed tomography scans with institutional review board approval. Skull base height and AEA locations were measured on each side. Prevalence of the AEA outside of the skull base and distance of the AEA from skull base were calculated and compared with Keros classification using χ(2) testing...
March 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344182/repair-of-frontoethmoidal-encephalocele-in-the-philippines-an-account-of-30-cases-between-2008-2013
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Amanda-Lynn Marshall, Pradeep Setty, Mark Hnatiuk, Daniel R Pieper
BACKGROUND: Frontoethmoidal encephalocele is a congenital abnormality of the anterior skull base involving herniation of cranial contents through a midline skull defect. Patency of the foramen cecum, along with other multifactorial variables, contribute to the development of frontoethmoidal encephaloceles. Due to limited resources, financial constraints, and lack of surgical expertise, repair of frontoethmoidal encephaloceles are limited in developing countries. METHODS: Between 2008-2013 an interdisciplinary team composed of neurosurgeons, craniofacial surgeons, otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons and nursing personnel, conducted surgical mission trips to Davao City in Mindanao, Philippines...
March 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328602/intracranial-anatomic-landmarks-for-endoscopic-endonasal-transcribriform-approach-to-anterior-skull-base
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Pinghua Wu, Huikun Zeng, Ying Guan, Ligen Mo, Danke Su
OBJECTIVES: To help surgeons locating anatomic landmarks when performing endoscopic endonasal transcribriform approach to anterior skull base. METHODS: High-resolution axial computed tomography (CT) images at thickness of 0.6 mm, and reconstructed 0.41-mm thick gapless sagittal and coronal CT images were taken from 123 subjects. Using mimics software, first located elementary points and line: nasal spine, midpoint of posterior hard palate and the line between them; then located measured points right/left posterior and anterior points; measured distances between measured points and from measured points to nasal spine and angles between lines connecting measured points to nasal spine and the basic line...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321987/cephalometric-findings-among-children-with-velopharyngeal-dysfunction-following-adenoidectomy-a-retrospective-study
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F Kassem, Y Ebner, B Nageris, N Watted, A DeRowe, A Nachmani
OBJECTIVES: To characterise the craniofacial structure by cephalometry, especially the skull base and nasopharyngeal space, in children who underwent adenoidectomy and developed persistent velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD). DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Speech and swallowing clinic of a single academic hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-nine children with persistent VPD following adenoidectomy (mean age 8.0±3.6 years) and a control group of 80 healthy children...
March 21, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321387/free-mucosal-graft-reconstruction-of-the-septum-after-nasoseptal-flap-harvest-a-novel-technique-using-a-posterior-septal-free-mucosal-graft
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Frederick Yoo, Edward C Kuan, Marvin Bergsneider, Marilene B Wang
Objectives The nasoseptal flap (NSF) has become the workhorse for reconstruction in endoscopic endonasal skull-base surgery. The NSF, though useful in reconstruction, may lead to significant donor site morbidity. Published techniques to reduce the donor site morbidity, free mucosal grafts, and septal rotational flaps have shown to reduce crusting and remucosalization times. We present a novel technique utilizing posterior septal mucosa as a free mucosal graft for reconstruction of the anterior septal donor site...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321385/the-laparoscopically-harvested-omental-free-flap-a-compelling-option-for-craniofacial-and-cranial-base-reconstruction
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Peter D Costantino, David Shamouelian, Tristan Tham, Robert Andrews, Wojciech Dec
Background Management of craniofacial and cranial base tumors is a challenge due to the anatomic intricacies associated with the calvarium, the pathological diversity of lesions that present, and the potential complications. Clinical outcomes in laparoscopically harvested omentum free flaps for cranial base and craniofacial reconstruction are presented in this paper, in the largest case series to date. Methods A retrospective single-center experience for over 10 years with laparoscopically harvested omentum flaps used to reconstruct craniofacial and cranial base defects...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321377/single-layer-repair-of-large-anterior-skull-base-defects-without-vascularized-mucosal-flap
#14
Frederick Yoo, Marilene B Wang, Marvin Bergsneider, Jeffrey D Suh
Objectives Bilateral anterior skull base (ASB) defects following endoscopic endonasal tumor resection are most commonly repaired utilizing multilayered reconstruction with a vascularized mucosal flap. Single-layer closure of large ASB defects has been described in the literature but this technique has yet to gain a widespread use. We report our experience with a series of patients who underwent reconstruction of large ASB defects using a single-layer intradural graft, without nasoseptal flaps. We also compared the use of acellular dermal matrix (AlloDerm, LifeCell, Branchburg, New Jersey, United States) or collagen matrix xenograft (Duramatrix, Stryker, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States) as the graft biomaterial...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321373/a-review-of-skull-base-tumor-clinical-trials-past-trends-and-future-opportunities
#15
Anand Devaiah, Charles Murchison
Objective Tumors of the anterior and lateral skull base (TALSB) are relatively rare but can be devastating to patients. By examining trials focused on TALSB, we can characterize the studies that predominate and better understand current directions of study. This gives us a better understanding of future studies to pursue. Study Design This is a retrospective analysis. Settings We set skull base tumor clinical trials in the United States which are listed in ClinicalTrials.gov. Subjects and Methods We used the information available on ClinicalTrials...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321371/anatomic-variations-in-pituitary-endocrinopathies-implications-for-the-surgical-corridor
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Edward C Kuan, Frederick Yoo, Won Kim, Karam W Badran, Thomas E Heineman, Ali R Sepahdari, Marvin Bergsneider, Marilene B Wang
Objectives/Hypotheses Functioning pituitary adenomas may produce endocrinopathies such as acromegaly and Cushing syndrome. Both conditions lead to characteristic anatomic variations as a result of hormonally induced abnormal soft tissue deposition. We evaluate the anatomic differences between acromegalics and Cushing disease patients and compare these dimensions to controls. Design Radiographic review of preoperative magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the pituitary gland. Setting Tertiary academic medical center...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317322/cerebrospinal-fluid-leaks-during-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-in-thirty-two-patients
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Georg J Ledderose, Klaus Stelter, Christian S Betz, Anna S Englhard, Carola Ledderose, Andreas Leunig
The inadvertent cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak is a very rare but potentially hazardous complication in endoscopic sinus surgery. We performed a systematic review of a series of 32 cases of CSF leaks occurring during sinus surgery. We identified surgical inexperience and impaired orientation in the surgical field as the main risk factors for iatrogenic CSF leaks. The lateral lamella of the cribriform plate and the anterior ethmoid roof are predilection sites for CSF leaks in the anterior skull base. We determined suitable methods of repair based on the location of the leak and found high success rates after endoscopic leak closure...
March 20, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314408/anterior-skull-base-malignancies-the-otolaryngologist-s-contribution
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EDITORIAL
Sujana S Chandrasekhar
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April 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314401/combined-endoscopic-and-open-approaches-in-the-management-of-sinonasal-and-ventral-skull-base-malignancies
#19
REVIEW
James K Liu, Anni Wong, Jean Anderson Eloy
Combined transcranial and endoscopic endonasal approaches remain useful in the treatment of ventral skull base malignancies. The extended bifrontal transbasal approach provides wide access to the anterior ventral skull base and paranasal sinuses without transfacial incisions. In more extensive lesions, the bifrontal transbasal approach can then be combined with an endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) from below. This article reviews the indications, surgical technique, and operative nuances of combined transbasal and EEA (cranionasal) approaches for the surgical management of ventral skull base malignancies...
April 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300710/frameless-and-maskless-stereotactic-navigation-with-a-skull-mounted-tracker
#20
Andrew A Fanous, Timothy G White, Matthew B Hirsch, Shamik Chakraborty, Peter D Costantino, David J Langer, John A Boockvar
OBJECTIVE: In this series, we present 3 cases that show the use of a skull-mounted tracker for image-guided navigation for anterior skull base surgery and ventricular catheter placement procedures. This system obviates fiducials or face masks during the surgical procedure itself and allows for the performance of facial incisions using the Weber-Ferguson approach. METHODS: Our series presents the use of a novel intraoperative navigational system that uses a skull-mounted tracker to navigated anterior skull base surgery...
March 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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