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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339322/endoscopic-endonasal-craniofacial-surgery-for-recurrent-skull-base-meningiomas-involving-the-pterygopalatine-fossa-the-infratemporal-fossa-the-orbit-and-the-paranasal-sinus
#1
Masahiro Shin, Masaaki Shojima, Kenji Kondo, Hirotaka Hasegawa, Shunya Hanakita, Akihiro Ito, Taichi Kin, Nobuhito Saito
OBJECT: Skull base meningiomas carry a non-negligible risk of recurrence. In particular, those arising from the sphenoid wings or middle cranial fossa penetrate into extracranial regions, uncommonly showing massive expansion into the craniofacial regions on recurrence. The role of endoscopic endonasal surgery for those intractable lesions remains unclear. METHODS: We performed endoscopic endonasal craniofacial surgery for 8 recurrent meningiomas invading into the pterygopalatine fossa, infratemporal fossa, nasopharynx, paranasal sinus, or orbit, comprising 2 meningothelial and 1 fibrous meningiomas (WHO grade I), 3 atypical and 1 clear cell meningiomas (grade II), and 1 anaplastic meningioma (grade III)...
January 12, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339321/internal-thoracic-artery-to-middle-cerebral-artery-bypass-surgery-cadaveric-feasibility-study
#2
Stephen Monteith, Oded Goren, Ragu Sampath, Eric Lehr, Akshal Patel, Paul J Choi, Joe Iwanaga, Marios Loukas, R Shane Tubbs
BACKGROUND: A few options of extracranial donor vessels exist for utilization in intracranial vascular bypass procedures. To our knowledge, the use of an internal thoracic artery for cerebral revascularization has not been studied previously. Hence, this cadaveric feasibility study was performed. METHODS: The internal thoracic artery was dissected in five adult cadaveric specimens. The proximal diameter, distal diameter, and the length of the vessel were measured and recorded...
January 12, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335798/3d-morphological-change-of-skull-base-and-fronto-temporal-soft-tissue-in-the-patients-with-unicoronal-craniosynostosis-after-fronto-orbital-advancement
#3
Bin Yang, Jian Ni, Binghang Li
PURPOSE: This study aims to comprehensively evaluate the deformation of the skull base and fronto-temporal soft tissue in the patients with anterior plagiocephaly over 1 year of age by three-dimensional (3D) imaging after fronto-orbital advancement (FOA). METHODS: We quantitatively analyzed the surgical results and outcome of FOA performed in 10 patients with anterior plagiocephaly. The measurements of the skull base and fronto-temporal soft tissue were performed based on 3D computed tomography (CT) scan...
January 15, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334772/spontaneous-regression-of-a-large-skull-base-meningioma-case-report
#4
Ashwin Kumaria, Harshal A Ingale, Donald C Macarthur
We present the case of a 58 year old lady with a large middle cranial fossa meningioma (5 cm × 4 cm in maximal dimensions) which has considerably regressed without any treatment during seven years of follow up. While the tumour had remained radiologically static for the first three years, scans from year five post-diagnosis onwards have shown shrinkage of the meningioma from a calculated volume of 36 cm3 to 11.2 cm3. There has been no intratumoral haemorrhage or infarction and no medication or exogenous hormonal effect that could account for this effect...
January 15, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331747/dural-based-cavernous-malformation-at-the-cerebral-convexity-report-of-two-pediatric-patients
#5
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/29325963/surgical-anatomy-of-the-eustachian-tube-for-endoscopic-transnasal-skull-base-surgery-a-cadaveric-and-radiological-study
#6
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/29314713/application-of-the-endoscopic-prelacrimal-recess-approach-to-the-maxillary-sinus-in-unilateral-maxillary-diseases
#7
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/29296165/skull-base-and-craniocervical-bone-pneumatisation-two-case-reports-of-differing-presentations-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#8
Olivia Francies, Simon Morley, Tim Beale
We report two patients with increased central skull base and craniocervical junction bone pneumatisation complicated by extra-osseous gas. One patient presented with symptoms of increasing nasal blockage and 'sinus pressure' on a background of extensive nasal polyposis. He was subsequently found to have a history of repeated Valsalva's manoeuvre, the cessation of which resulted in a rapid decrease in the amount of extra-osseous gas on imaging. The second patient presented following a minor head trauma with dysarthria from a hypoglossal nerve palsy and neck pain, with extensive intra- and extra-cranial gas including within the spinal canal (pneumorrhachis)...
November 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288394/endoscopic-transorbital-route-to-the-petrous-apex-a-feasibility-anatomic-study
#9
Alberto Di Somma, Norberto Andaluz, Luigi Maria Cavallo, Thomaz E Topczewski, Federico Frio, Rosa Maria Gerardi, Jose Pineda, Domenico Solari, Joaquim Enseñat, Alberto Prats-Galino, Paolo Cappabianca
BACKGROUND: While the subtemporal approach represents the surgical module milestone designed to reach the petrous apex, a novel ventral route, which is the superior eyelid endoscopic transorbital approach, has been proposed to access the skull base. Accordingly, we aimed to evaluate the feasibility of this route to the petrous apex, providing a qualitative and quantitative analysis of this relatively novel pathway. METHODS: Five human cadaveric heads were dissected at the Laboratory of Surgical NeuroAnatomy of the University of Barcelona...
December 29, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227448/cochlear-implantation-in-chronic-otitis-media-with-cholesteatoma-and-open-cavities-long-term-surgical-outcomes
#10
Ashish Vashishth, Andrea Fulcheri, Sampath Chandra Prasad, Manjunath Dandinarasaiah, Antonio Caruso, Mario Sanna
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the long-term surgical outcomes of cochlear implantation (CI) in chronic otitis media (COM) with cholesteatoma and open cavities using subtotal petrosectomy (STP). To review device explantation (DE) patients and reimplantation considerations. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. SETTING: Otology and skull base center. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Charts of 35 patients (36 ears) with COM with cholesteatoma, including open cavities, who underwent CI were reviewed for surgical outcomes and DE...
January 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209853/3d-endoscopic-ear-surgery-a-clinical-pilot-study
#11
Daniele Bernardeschi, Ghizlene Lahlou, Daniele De Seta, Francesca Yoshie Russo, Isabelle Mosnier, Olivier Sterkers
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of a new high-resolution 3D endoscope in endoscopic ear and lateral skull base surgery. METHODS: Eight patients, five women and three men, were included in this clinical pilot prospective study. Their age was 38 ± 17.3 years (mean ± SD, range 17-54 years). The right side was involved in five cases, and the left side in three cases. There were three cases of chronic otitis, one case of cholesteatoma of the external auditory canal, one case of otosclerosis, one case of cochlear implant surgery, and two cases of stage 2 vestibular schwannoma operated on with a retrosigmoid approach to preserve hearing...
December 5, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166425/anatomy-of-the-sphenopalatine-artery-and-its-implications-for-transnasal-neurosurgery
#12
M Eordogh, A Grimm, I Gawish, L Patonay, R Reisch, H R Briner, G Baksa
BACKGROUND: The knowledge of sinonasal vasculature is inevitable in transnasal neurosurgery. We performed an anatomical study on the sphenopalatine artery from the perspective of skull base procedures. METHODOLOGY: To analyse the anatomical landmarks of the sphenopalatine artery, arterial skull corrosion casts (26 head halves) underwent endoscopic transnasal phantom surgery. Furthermore, we performed microsurgical dissection on formaldehyde-fixated cadavers with arterial perfusion (14 head halves) as well as studied Cone Beam CT-scans of anonymised patients and cadavers (115 head sides)...
November 22, 2017: Rhinology
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
#13
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/29134165/an-innovate-robotic-endoscope-guidance-system-for-transnasal-sinus-and-skull-base-surgery-proof-of-concept
#14
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/29134162/lesions-mimicking-small-vestibular-schwannomas
#15
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/29124088/considerations-and-code-for-partial-volume-correcting-18-f-av-1451-tau-pet-data
#16
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114160/clinical-characteristics-of-troublesome-pediatric-tinnitus
#17
Annett Szibor, Topi Jutila, Antti Mäkitie, Antti Aarnisalo
Objectives: The frequency of tinnitus in children and adults is practically the same. However, although adults reveal their symptoms and seek for medical aid, the suffering often remains unrecognized in the young. This is due to both the inability of children to properly describe their symptoms and the lack of recognition. Materials and methods: Among 5768 patients entering our department with complaints of tinnitus between 2010 and 2015, there were only 112 children...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Ear, Nose and Throat
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098132/mycotic-pseudoaneurysm-associated-with-skull-base-osteomyelitis-treated-with-endovascular-embolization
#18
Ali S Haider, Brandon I Esianor, Mrigank S Shail, Margaret I Engelhardt, Aida Kafai Golahmadi, Ramiz Khan, Umair Khan, Steven Vayalumkal, Richa Thakur, Kennith F Layton
Pseudoaneurysms occur due to malformations in arterial wall uniformity, leading to blood collection between the outer arterial layers and resultant outpouching of the vessel. Unlike true aneurysms, pseudoaneurysms do not involve all layers of the blood vessel. Mycotic pseudoaneurysms can occur after associated vessel adventitia infection, leading to transmural dissection. Here we present a case of a 78-year-old man with a history of chronic otitis externa and osteomyelitis who presented with increasing right ear pain with bloody discharge and associated headache...
August 28, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094066/surgical-repair-of-spontaneous-cerebrospinal-fluid-csf-leaks-a-systematic-review
#19
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Brian C Lobo, Maraya M Baumanis, Rick F Nelson
Objectives: To review the safety and efficacy of surgical management for spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks of the anterior and lateral skull base. Data Sources: A systematic review of English articles using MEDLINE. Review Methods: Search terms included spontaneous, CSF, cerebrospinal fluid, endoscopic, middle fossa, transmastoid, leak, rhinorrhea. Independent extraction of articles by 3 authors. Results: Patients with spontaneous CSF leaks are often obese (average BMI of 38 kg/m2) and female (72%)...
October 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076075/proximal-type-epithelioid-sarcoma-in-skull-base-a-pathological-diagnosis-challenge-with-other-intracranial-tumors
#20
Duan Zejun, Yao Kun, Lu Dehong, Qi Xueling
Proximal-type ES (PES) is a rare and aggressive sarcoma originated from soft tissues with uncertain differentiation. It mainly affects middle-aged patients and often locates in proximal extremity and deep-seated tissues. Only one case of PES located in the skull base has been reported to date. Herein, we report two cases of PES occurred in the middle cranial fossa in two middle-aged Chinese women. Microscopically, the tumors were consisted of epithelial-like cells with or without rhabdoid cells. And frequent mitotic activity and coagulation necrosis were present...
October 26, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
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