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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927224/supraorbital-keyhole-craniotomy-for-basilar-artery-aneurysms-accounting-for-the-cliff-effect
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Melissa M Stamates, Andrew K Wong, Anita Bhansali, Ricky H Wong
BACKGROUND: Treatment of basilar artery aneurysms is challenging. While endovascular techniques have dominated, there still remain circumstances where open surgical clipping is required or preferred. Minimally invasive "keyhole" approaches are being used more frequently to provide the durability of surgical clipping with a lower morbidity profile; however, careful patient selection is required. The supraorbital "keyhole" approach has been described for the treatment of basilar artery aneurysms, but careful assessment of the basilar exposure is necessary to ensure proper visualization of the aneurysm and ability to obtain proximal vascular control...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914866/-extended-endoscopic-endonasal-posterior-transclival-approach-to-tumors-of-the-clival-region-and-ventral-posterior-cranial-fossa-part-1-topographic-and-anatomical-features-of-the-clivus-and-adjacent-structures
#2
A N Shkarubo, K V Koval', G F Dobrovol'skiy, M A Shkarubo, V V Karnaukhov, B A Kadashev, D N Andreev, I V Chernov, O A Gadzhieva, O Yu Aleshkina, E A Anisimova, P L Kalinin, M A Kutin, D V Fomichev, O I Sharipov, D B Ismailov, E S Selivanov
OBJECTIVE: to describe the main topographic and anatomical features of the clival region and its adjacent structures for improvement and optimization of the extended endoscopic endonasal posterior (transclival) approach for resection of tumors of the clival region and ventral posterior cranial fossa. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a craniometric study of 125 human skulls and a topographic anatomical study of heads of 25 cadavers, the arterial and venous bed of which was stained with colored silicone (the staining technique was developed by the authors) to visualize bed features and individual variability...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902803/cochlear-implantation-in-otosclerosis-surgical-and-auditory-outcomes-with-a-brief-on-facial-nerve-stimulation
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Ashish Vashishth, Andrea Fulcheri, Gianluca Rossi, Sampath Chandra Prasad, Antonio Caruso, Mario Sanna
OBJECTIVES: 1) To review the surgical and auditory outcomes in patients of cochlear implantation in otosclerosis. 2) To review complications and postimplantation facial nerve stimulation (FNS). 3) To compare the auditory outcomes between patients displaying cochlear ossification to the nonossified ones. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Quaternary Otology and Skull base surgery center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Charts of 36 patients (38 ears) with otosclerosis undergoing cochlear implantation were reviewed from the cochlear implant database...
October 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899830/simple-lateral-suboccipital-approach-and-modification-for-vertebral-artery-aneurysms-a-study-of-52-cases-over-10-years
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Mardjono Tjahjadi, Behnam Rezai-Jahromi, Joseph Serrone, Ville Nurminen, Joham Choque-Velasquez, Riku Kivisaari, Hanna Lehto, Mika Niemelä, Juha Hernesniemi
INTRODUCTION: Complex skull base approaches are frequently used to treat intracranial vertebral artery (VA) and proximal posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysms. These complex procedures are associated with higher risk of neurovascular injury. Hence, a less invasive surgical approach is needed to improve treatment's efficacy and safety. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted on clinical and radiological data from surgeries where simple lateral suboccipital and "lateral enough" approaches were used to clip VA aneurysms in the Department of Neurosurgery at Helsinki University Central Hospital from 2000 - 2009...
September 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885438/a-volumetric-and-craniometric-analysis-of-cranial-base-differences-in-unicoronal-craniosynostosis
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Daniel M Mazzaferro, Ari M Wes, Sanjay Naran, Scott P Bartlett, Jesse A Taylor
BACKGROUND: The authors hypothesized that patients with unicoronal craniosynostosis (UCS) have deviation of the vault, cranial base, and face resulting in significant differences in skull base morphology and segmental cranial vault volume relative to nonaffected controls. METHODS: Unicoronal craniosynostosis patients were collected from the authors' IRB-approved, prospective, craniofacial registry; controls were from a trauma registry. Mimics software was used to compare those with UCS to controls for a series of standardized craniometric angles and distances...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875046/ganglioneuroma-of-the-external-auditory-canal-and-middle-ear
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Hesham Saleh Almofada, Michael Steven Timms, M Anas Dababo
OBJECTIVE: We report an extremely rare case of ganglioneuroma involving the external auditory canal and middle ear. CASE REPORT: Ganglioneuromas are rare benign mature tumors thought to originate from sympathetic ganglions, with the highest incidence in the retroperitoneum, adrenal medulla, and posterior mediastinum. We present a case of ganglioneuroma of the external auditory canal and middle ear. At the age of 12 months, the patient was diagnosed with neuroblastoma stage IV with metastasis to the squamous temporal bone, bone marrow, and skull base...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869195/-proton-therapy-for-head-and-neck-cancers
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P Blanchard, S J Frank
The absence of exit dose and the sharp lateral penumbra are key assets for proton therapy, which are responsible for its dosimetric superiority over advanced photon radiotherapy. Dosimetric comparisons have consistently shown a reduction of the integral dose and the dose to organs at risk favouring intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT) over intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). The structures that benefit the most of these dosimetric improvements in head and neck cancers are the anterior oral cavity, the posterior fossa, the visual apparatus and swallowing structures...
August 28, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866068/treating-csf-rhinorrhea-without-dura-repair-a-case-report-of-posterior-fossa-choroid-plexus-papilloma
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François Lechanoine Resident, Ilyess Zemmoura, Stéphane Velut
BACKGROUND: Choroid plexus papilloma revealed by non traumatic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea had only been described five times in the literature. The challenges in this situation are to recognize CSF leak, to rapidly understand the pathophysiology of the leak, and to choose the best treatment strategy in emergency. We report an original case of posterior fossa choroid plexus papilloma revealed by CSF leak. We then discuss the surgical strategy and the pathophysiology of CSF leak, which is explained, in this case, by both hyperproduction of CSF and local skull base erosion...
August 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859712/long-term-olfactory-outcome-after-nasoseptal-flap-reconstructions-in-midline-skull-base-surgery
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Michael B Soyka, Carlo Serra, Luca Regli, Eva Meier, David Holzmann
BACKGROUND: The nasoseptal flap (NSF) is a universally used surgical technique to cover defects of the skull base after extended sinonasal surgery. Long-term follow-up of complications, sequelae, and smell function is largely unknown. OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this study was to investigate monorhinal olfaction after transsphenoidal skull base surgery. METHODS: Patients who underwent skull base surgery for midline lesions (craniopharyngioma and pituitary tumors) by using a NSF, also referred to as the Haddad flap, were assessed for their long-term outcome...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846790/can-lateral-nasopharyngeal-radiographs-be-used-to-predict-eustachian-tube-dysfunction
#10
Karen Hawley, Neil Vachhani, Samantha Anne
The objective of our case-control study was to determine whether craniofacial features on lateral nasopharyngeal radiographs (LNPRs) can predict eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD). The study included patients seen in the otolaryngology clinic from 2005 to 2011. Patients 0 to 10 years old with pressure equalization tube (PET) placement and LNPR within 6 months were included. Measurements were compared with age-matched controls selected at random to identify craniofacial features associated with ETD. Using receiver operating curve methodology, selected measurements were used to correlate age, craniofacial features, and ETD...
August 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838109/endoscopic-endonasal-interdural-middle-fossa-approach-to-the-maxillary-nerve-anatomic-considerations-and-surgical-relevance
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Kumar Abhinav, David Panczykowski, Wei-Hsin Wang, Carl H Synderman, Paul A Gardner, Eric W Wang, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda
BACKGROUND: The maxillary nerve (V2) can be approached via the open middle fossa approach. OBJECTIVE: To delineate the anatomy of V2 and its specific segments with respect to the endonasal landmarks. We present the endoscopic endonasal interdural middle fossa approach to V2 and its potential application for the treatment of perineural spread in sinonasal/skull base tumors. METHODS: Five human head silicon-injected specimens underwent bilateral endoscopic endonasal transpterygoid approaches...
August 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828558/anatomical-study-of-occipital-triangles-the-inferior-suboccipital-triangle-a-useful-vertebral-artery-landmark-for-safe-postero-lateral-skull-base-surgery
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Giuseppe La Rocca, Roberto Altieri, Luca Ricciardi, Alessandro Olivi, Giuseppe Maria Della Pepa
BACKGROUND: Vertebral artery (VA) identification within the suboccipital triangle is a key step in craniocervical junction surgery. Often VA exposition at this level is arduous (space-occupying lesions, previous surgery); to identify VA more proximally may prove useful in complex cases. An alternative triangle is present just below the suboccipital one, where VA can be easily controlled; we named it the inferior suboccipital triangle (IST). The aim of the study is to identify IST anatomical relations and VA space orientation and evaluate its practical utility in surgery...
August 22, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808799/transorbital-endoscopic-approach-for-exposure-of-the-sylvian-fissure-middle-cerebral-artery-and-crural-cistern-an-anatomical-study
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João Paulo Almeida, Armando S Ruiz-Treviño, Sathwik R Shetty, Sacit B Omay, Vijay K Anand, Theodore H Schwartz
BACKGROUND: The availability of minimal access instrumentation and endoscopic visualization has revolutionized the field of minimally invasive skull base surgery. The transorbital endoscopic approach using an eyelid incision has been proposed as a new minimally invasive technique for the treatment of skull base pathology, mostly extradural tumors. Our study aims to evaluate the anatomical aspects and potential role of the transorbital endoscopic approach for exposure of the sylvian fissure, middle cerebral artery and crural cistern...
August 14, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801711/safety-of-onyx-transarterial-embolization-of-skull-base-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-from-meningeal-branches-of-the-external-carotids-also-fed-by-meningeal-branches-of-internal-carotid-or-vertebral-arteries
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Thiago G Abud, Emmanuel Houdart, Jean-Pierre Saint-Maurice, Daniel G Abud, Carlos E Baccin, Andrew D Nguyen, Nitamar Abdala
PURPOSE: To analyze the angiographic and clinical results of transarterial embolization with Onyx (Medtronic-Covidien, Irvine, CA) in dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) partially fed by arteries arising from the carotid siphon or the vertebral arteries. METHODS: We isolated 40 DAVFs supplied by either the tentorial artery of the internal carotid artery (ICA) or the posterior meningeal artery of the vertebral artery. These DAVFs were embolized with Onyx through the middle meningeal artery or the occipital artery...
August 11, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762259/congenital-muscle-dystrophy-and-diet-consistency-affect-mouse-skull-shape-differently
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Alexander Spassov, Viviana Toro-Ibacache, Mirjam Krautwald, Heinrich Brinkmeier, Kornelius Kupczik
The bones of the mammalian skull respond plastically to changes in masticatory function. However, the extent to which muscle function affects the growth and development of the skull, whose regions have different maturity patterns, remains unclear. Using muscle dissection and 3D landmark-based geometric morphometrics we investigated the effect of changes in muscle function established either before or after weaning, on skull shape and muscle mass in adult mice. We compared temporalis and masseter mass and skull shape in mice with a congenital muscle dystrophy (mdx) and wild type (wt) mice fed on either a hard or a soft diet...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761532/skull-base-bony-lesions-management-nuances-a-retrospective-analysis-from-a-tertiary-care-centre
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Amit Kumar Singh, Arun Kumar Srivastava, Jayesh Sardhara, Kamlesh Singh Bhaisora, Kuntal Kanti Das, Anant Mehrotra, Rabi Narayan Sahu, Awadhesh Kumar Jaiswal, Sanjay Behari
BACKGROUND: Skull base lesions are not uncommon, but their management has been challenging for surgeons. There is large no of bony tumors at the skull base which has not been studied in detail as a group. These tumors are difficult not only because of their location but also due to their variability in the involvement of important local structure. Through this retrospective analysis from a Tertiary Care Centre, we are summarizing the details of skull base bony lesions and its management nuances...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737426/posterior-cranial-base-natural-growth-and-development-a-systematic-review
#17
Kris Currie, Dena Sawchuk, Humam Saltaji, Heesoo Oh, Carlos Flores-Mir, Manuel Lagravere
OBJECTIVE: To provide a synthesis of the published studies evaluating the natural growth and development of the human posterior cranial base (S-Ba). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The search was performed on MEDLINE, Embase, PubMed, and all EBM Reviews electronic databases. In addition, reference lists of the included studies were hand-searched. Articles were included if they analyzed posterior cranial-base growth in humans specifically. Study selection, data extraction, and risk of bias assessment were completed in duplicate...
July 24, 2017: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687466/cerebrospinal-fluid-volume-does-not-have-etiological-role-in-the-incidence-of-positional-skull-deformities
#18
Guillaume Captier, Adrien Galeron, Gérard Subsol, Melissa Solinhac, Thomas Roujeau, Nicolas Leboucq, Christian Herlin
BACKGROUND: Positional skull deformities (PSD) are becoming a daily health concern for craniofacial surgeons. Several reports have indicated that cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) space increases on computed tomography (CT) scans of infants suffering from PSD, suggesting a potential causal link. Here, we describe a semi-automatic method to estimate total brain and CSF volumes quantitatively. We tested the potential correlation between total CSF volume and the occurrence of PSD. METHODS: A single-center retrospective study was carried out using 79 CT scans of PSD and 60 CT scans of control subjects...
September 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654600/an-appraisal-of-the-cephalic-index-in-sagittal-craniosynostosis-and-the-unseen-third-dimension
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Jeffrey A Fearon, Kanlaya Ditthakasem, Morley Herbert, John Kolar
BACKGROUND: The cephalic index is often used to evaluate sagittal craniosynostosis corrections; however, validation of this measure remains untested. METHODS: A three-part study was designed to (1) determine the normal distribution of cephalic indices in untreated sagittal craniosynostosis; (2) examine index values in treated children, subsequently determined to require secondary surgery; and (3) explore the correlation between a photography-based assessment of scaphocephaly severity and the cephalic index...
July 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647663/management-of-residual-tumor-after-limited-subtotal-resection-of-large-vestibular-schwannomas-lessons-learned-and-rationale-for-specialized-care
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William R Copeland, Matthew L Carlson, Brian A Neff, Colin L W Driscoll, Michael J Link
BACKGROUND: In an era where subtotal resection (STR) is increasingly used, we have encountered a growing number of patients referred to our institution with limited resection of large vestibular schwannomas (VSs), sometimes associated with grave complications. Our aim was to highlight lessons learned in the management of large VSs and provide a rationale for specialized care. METHODS: A prospectively maintained database of >2000 patients with VSs evaluated at our institution between 2000 and 2016 was reviewed...
September 2017: World Neurosurgery
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