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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778601/diagnosis-classification-and-management-of-fourth-ventriculomegaly-in-adults-report-of-9-cases-and-literature-review
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Kaveh Barami, Indro Chakrabarti, James Silverthorn, Jeremy Ciporen, Paul T Akins
OBJECTIVE: An enlarged fourth ventricle otherwise known as fourth ventriculomegaly (4th VM) has been previously reported in the pediatric population yet literature on adults is scant. We report our experience with 4th VM in adults over an 11 year period and review the literature. MATERIAL/METHODS: retrospective chart review of adult patients with the diagnosis of 4th VM admitted to the ICU in a tertiary care center RESULTS: 9 patients were identified with 4th VM...
May 17, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777884/neurosurgical-management-of-self-inflicted-cranial-crossbow-injury
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Charles G Kulwin, Andrew DeNardo, Saad Khairi, Troy Payner
BACKGROUND: While gun-related penetrating traumatic brain injuries make up the majority of cranial missile injuries, low-velocity penetrating injuries present significant clinical difficulties that cannot necessarily be identically managed. Bow hunting is an increasingly popular pastime, and a crossbow allows a unique mechanism to cause a self-inflicted cranial injury with a large, low-velocity projectile. Historically, arrow removal is described in an operating room setting, which provides limited knowledge of the location of vascular injury in the setting of post-removal hemorrhage, and may represent an inefficient use of operating room availability...
May 16, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770082/first-reported-case-of-multidrug-resistant-candida-auris-in-canada
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I S Schwartz, G W Hammond
Candida auris is a fungal pathogen that has recently emerged as a global threat to public health. It was first described in Japan in 2009 and has since been reported in 17 countries on five continents. This case report describes the first reported case of multidrug-resistant C. auris in Canada. In May 2017, a 64-year-old individual was evaluated for chronic otitis externa. Past medical history included a recent hospitalization in India for elective oral surgery that was complicated by an odontogenic brain abscess...
July 6, 2017: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764819/penetrating-trauma-causing-cerebrospinal-fluid-leak-without-nerve-root-damage
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Holly Carpenter, Katherine-Helen Hurndall, Ajay K Asokan, Roland Fernandes
A 19-year-old man with a stab injury to the lower back presented with no focal neurology or haemodynamic instability. He complained of a headache that was improved by lying flat and underwent imaging to look for damage to local structures. He was found to have air in his intraspinal space. Initially this case was managed conservatively; however, 2 weeks after discharge, he presented with cerebrospinal fluid leak from his wound. This was managed with neurosurgical intervention and watertight closure of fascia...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758367/clinical-and-neurosurgical-management-of-cranial-machete-injuries-the-experience-of-a-tertiary-referral-center-in-nicaragua
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Luis Zapata, Ernest J Wright, Peter Nakaji
BACKGROUND: The neurosurgical literature rarely describes managing open head injuries caused by machetes, although this is a common head injury in developing countries. We present our experience managing cranial machete injuries in Nicaragua over a 5-year period. METHODS: A retrospective chart review identified patients admitted to a neurosurgery service for cranial machete injury. RESULTS: Among 51 patients studied, the majority (n=42, 82%) presented with mild neurological deficits (Glasgow Coma Scale score ≥14)...
May 11, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751183/onyx-embolization-before-the-surgical-treatment-of-grade-iii-spetzler-martin-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-single-center-experience-and-technical-nuances
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S Luzzi, M Del Maestro, D Bongetta, C Zoia, A V Giordano, D Trovarelli, Dehcordi S Raysi, R J Galzio
BACKGROUND: grade-III Spetzler-Martin (SM) brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are a specific set of AVMs with a high variability in terms of site, size, angioarchitecture, flow dynamics and involvement of eloquent areas. Surgery preceded by pre-operative embolization has been reported as a useful treatment option for these lesions. The aim of this study is to report outcomes and personal experience of combined pre-operative Onyx embolization and surgical resection on a consecutive series of grade-III brain AVMs...
May 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748981/trial-of-life-well-infants-presenting-more-than-24-h-after-head-injury-with-a-scalp-haematoma-a-10-year-review
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Ahilan Parameswaran, Shmuel Heitner, Deepali Thosar, Adam Fowler, Susan Marks, Fenton O'Leary
AIM: To review the investigation, patterns of injury and short-term outcomes of infants younger than 12 months of age who presented more than 24 h after head injury with an isolated scalp haematoma. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of infants who presented with a head injury to the emergency department of a major paediatric hospital between 2006 and 2016. Patients were included if they presented more than 24 h after the injury, were clinically well and had a documented scalp haematoma...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742589/clinical-factors-associated-with-icu-specific-care-following-supratentoral-brain-tumor-resection-and-validation-of-a-risk-prediction-score
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Lynze R Franko, Todd Hollon, Joseph Linzey, Christopher Roark, Venkatakrishna Rajajee, Kyle Sheehan, Magnus Teig, Shawn Hervey-Jumper, Jason Heth, Daniel Orringer, Craig A Williamson
OBJECTIVES: The postoperative management of patients who undergo brain tumor resection frequently occurs in an ICU. However, the routine admission of all patients to an ICU following surgery is controversial. This study seeks to identify the frequency with which patients undergoing elective supratentorial tumor resection require care, aside from frequent neurologic checks, that is specific to an ICU and to determine the frequency of new complications during ICU admission. Additionally, clinical predictors of ICU-specific care are identified, and a scoring system to discriminate patients most likely to require ICU-specific treatment is validated...
May 7, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742005/temperature-management-in-neurological-and-neurosurgical-intensive-care-unit
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Justin Lundbye, David M Greer, Kees H Polderman, Shoji Yokobori
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 9, 2018: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737540/5-ala-in-the-management-of-malignant-glioma
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Herbert Stepp, Walter Stummer
BACKGROUND: Patients suffering from malignant gliomas have a poor prognosis. For the surgical treatment of these tumors, 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) has become a new standard. AIMS: This review intends to provide an overview over current status, significance, limitations, and future perspectives of 5-ALA based fluorescence guided surgery and photodynamic therapy for brain tumor patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From peer reviewed publications on the many aspects connected with this topic, those with potential clinical relevance were selected and put in the context of our own experience...
May 8, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734901/the-role-of-selective-peripheral-neurectomy-in-the-treatment-of-upper-limb-spasticity
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Li Yenn Yong, Charis H L Wong, Mark Gaston, Wee Leon Lam
BACKGROUND: Management of upper limb spasticity remains challenging. Selective peripheral neurectomy (SPN) is a relatively recent intervention for cases refractory to medical therapy. The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review looking at the efficacy and outcomes of SPN, in order to clarify the patient selection criteria and surgical technique. METHODS: A search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Web of Science Core Collection, Open Grey and CINAHL was conducted...
June 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731315/multiple-neurosurgical-treatments-for-different-members-of-the-same-family-with-currarino-syndrome
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N Serratrice, L Fievet, F Albader, D Scavarda, H Dufour, S Fuentes
INTRODUCTION: Currarino's syndrome (CS) is an autosomal dominant disorder of embryonic development causing a rare malformating syndrome characterized by a triad of an anorectal malformations, presacral mass (most commonly an anterior sacral meningocele) and sacral bony defects. Mutations of the HLXB9 gene have been identified in most CS cases, but a precise genotype-phenotype correlation has not been described so far. Family screening is obligatory. The diagnosis is usually made during childhood and rarely in adulthood...
May 3, 2018: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729466/calcifying-pseudoneoplasm-of-the-neuraxis-capnon-a-case-illustrating-natural-history-over-17-years-of-radiological-surveillance
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Sean M Barber, Jacob Chen Ming Low, Paul Johns, Philip Rich, Bridget MacDonald, Timothy L Jones
Calcifying pseudoneoplasm of the neuraxis (CAPNON) is a rare central nervous system (CNS) lesion that can be found in both the brain and the spine. Although this entity is poorly understood, radiological and histological features have been identified. We describe a unique case of a 31-year-old patient who was managed with anti-epileptic medication for 17 years before requiring neurosurgical intervention for tumour progression. T2-weighted MRI revealed hyperintensity within the tumour with extensive associated vasogenic oedema, which is not normally associated with CAPNON...
May 2, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726792/early-surgical-management-and-long-term-surgical-outcome-for-intraventricular-hemorrhage-related-posthemorrhagic-hydrocephalus-in-shunt-treated-premature-infants
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Hans Christoph Bock, Jacqueline Feldmann, Hans Christoph Ludwig
OBJECTIVE Perinatal intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) in premature neonates may lead to severe neurological disability and lifelong treatment requirement for consecutive posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHHC). Early CSF diversion as a temporizing measure, or a permanent ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS), is the treatment of choice. Preterm neonates are not only at high risk for different perinatal but also for treatment-related complications. The authors reviewed their institutional neurosurgical management for preterm neonates with IVH-related PHHC and evaluated shunt-related surgical outcome for this particular hydrocephalus etiology after completion of a defined follow-up period of 5 years after initial shunt insertion...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726776/the-25th-anniversary-of-the-retrograde-suction-decompression-technique-dallas-technique-for-the-surgical-management-of-paraclinoid-aneurysms-historical-background-systematic-review-and-pooled-analysis-of-the-literature
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Bruno C Flores, Jonathan A White, H Hunt Batjer, Duke S Samson
OBJECTIVE Paraclinoid internal carotid artery (ICA) aneurysms frequently require temporary occlusion to facilitate safe clipping. Brisk retrograde flow through the ophthalmic artery and cavernous ICA branches make simple trapping inadequate to soften the aneurysm. The retrograde suction decompression (RSD), or Dallas RSD, technique was described in 1990 in an attempt to overcome some of those treatment limitations. A frequent criticism of the RSD technique is an allegedly high risk of cervical ICA dissection...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712534/a-scoping-review-on-health-economics-in-neurosurgery-for-acute-spine-trauma
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Brian C F Chan, B Catharine Craven, Julio C Furlan
OBJECTIVE Acute spine trauma (AST) has a relatively low incidence, but it often results in substantial individual impairments and societal economic burden resulting from the associated disability. Given the key role of neurosurgeons in the decision-making regarding operative management of individuals with AST, the authors performed a systematic search with scoping synthesis of relevant literature to review current knowledge regarding the economic burden of AST. METHODS This systematic review with scoping synthesis included original articles reporting cost-effectiveness, cost-utility, cost-benefit, cost-minimization, cost-comparison, and economic analyses related to surgical management of AST, whereby AST is defined as trauma to the spine that may result in spinal cord injury with motor, sensory, and/or autonomic impairment...
May 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712518/unruptured-aneurysms-in-the-elderly-perioperative-outcomes-and-cost-analysis-of-endovascular-coiling-and-surgical-clipping
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Nicole A Silva, Belinda Shao, Michael J Sylvester, Jean Anderson Eloy, Chirag D Gandhi
OBJECTIVE Observation and neurosurgical intervention for unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) in the elderly population is rapidly increasing. Cerebral aneurysm coiling (CACo) is favored over cerebral aneurysm clipping (CAC) in elderly patients, yet some elderly individuals still undergo CAC. The cost-effectiveness of treating UIAs requires further exploration. Understanding the effect of intervention on hospital charges and length of stay (LOS) as well as perioperative mortality and complications can further shed light on its economic impact...
May 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705052/malignant-middle-cerebral-artery-mca-infarction-in-people-over-85-years-old-diagnosis-management-and-risk-factors
#18
REVIEW
Żanna Pastuszak, Zbigniew Czernicki, Waldemar Koszewski, Adam Stępień, Anna Piusińska-Macoch
INTRODUCTION: Malignant ischemic stroke of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory causes neurological deterioration due to the effects of space occupying cerebral edema. The prognosis is poor, and death usually occurs as a result of brainstem compression. There is no information on ischemic stroke, especially the malignant ones, in patients over 85 years old. AIM: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the disease course, risk factors, survival rate and treatment of MCA malignant infarction in people over 85 years old...
December 16, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704689/postictal-delirium-and-violent-behavior-in-patients-with-post-neurosurgical-epilepsy
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Bilel Oueslati, Feten Fekih-Romdhane, Rym Ridha
Neurosurgical brain interventions may result in lesions which can cause epilepsy. Diagnosis may in some situations be delayed. Meanwhile violent behavior can occur during postictal delirium states. While benign behavioral manifestations are well documented in literature, violent offenses with post neurosurgical epilepsy are sparsely reported. Our aim was to illustrate such situations, to focus on management and to emphasize on prevention's necessity. Our paper reports data related to two patients. Both were suffering from a post-neurosurgical epilepsy and offended during postictal delirium states...
April 25, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697019/frontal-lobe-cavernous-malformations-in-pediatric-patients-clinical-features-and-surgical-outcomes
#20
Chengjun Wang, Meng Zhao, Jia Wang, Shuo Wang, Zhongli Jiang, Jizong Zhao
The purpose of this study is to investigate the clinical manifestations, surgical treatment, and neurologic outcomes of frontal lobe cavernous malformations in children. A retrospective analysis of 23 pediatric frontal lobe cavernous malformation patients who underwent surgical treatment in Beijing Tiantan Hospital was performed. The case series included 16 boys and 7 girls. Gross total removal without surgical mortality was achieved in all patients. The mean follow-up period after surgery was 33.1 months. Two patients who left hospital with motor deficits gradually recovered after rehabilitative treatment, and other patients were considered to be in excellent clinical condition...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
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