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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350272/endoscopic-endonasal-approach-for-trigeminal-schwannomas-our-experience-of-39-patients-in-10%C3%A2-years
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Lu Yang, Li Hu, Weidong Zhao, Huankang Zhang, Quan Liu, Dehui Wang
BACKGROUND: The anatomical locations involved in trigeminal schwannomas (TSs) are quite complex. The endoscopic endonasal approach provides a minimal damage access corridor to both anterior and middle skull base for surgery. Given the nerve function recovery and postoperative neurological deterioration varied in different reports, the author demonstrates his surgery tips and the functional outcomes under endoscopic surgery in one single institution. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients with TSs was undertaken to assess the outcome of endoscopic surgery from 2006 to 2016...
January 19, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
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
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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/29338455/current-treatment-options-for-meningioma
#3
Caroline Apra, Matthieu Peyre, Michel Kalamarides
With an annual incidence of 5/100,000, meningioma is the most frequent primary tumor of the central nervous system. Risk factors are radiotherapy and hormone intake. Most meningiomas are grade I benign tumors, but up to 15% are atypical and 2% anaplastic according to the WHO 2016 histological criteria. Areas covered: This review details the current standard therapy based on international guidelines and recent literature, and describes new approaches developed to treat refractory cases. First-line treatments are observation and surgery, but adjuvant radiotherapy/radiosurgery is discussed for atypical and indicated for anaplastic meningiomas...
January 17, 2018: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336291/extent-of-surgery-in-endoscopic-transsphenoidal-skull-base-approaches-and-the-effects-on-sinonasal-morbidity
#4
Vincent Wu, Michael D Cusimano, John M Lee
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic transsphenoidal skull base surgery (ETSS) is now considered the criterion standard approach for resection of pituitary adenomas and other midline anterior skull base lesions. Normal sinonasal structures are resected during ETSS, which raises concerns for nasal morbidity and patient-based outcome. OBJECTIVE: To perform a surgical outcome assessment by examining whether the extent of ETSS approaches affected patient-specific sinonasal quality of life as measured by the 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22)...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332078/magnetic-resonance-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-for-treating-movement-disorders
#5
Young Goo Kim, Eun Jung Kweon, Won Seok Chang, Hyun Ho Jung, Jin Woo Chang
Transcranial magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) surgery has recently gained favor as a novel, noninvasive alternative to conventional neurosurgery. In contrast to traditional ablative interventions, transcranial MRgFUS surgery is entirely imaging-guided and uses continuous temperature measurements at the target and surrounding tissue taken in real-time. Unlike Gamma Knife radiosurgery, MRgFUS surgery can make a lesion immediately and does not use ionizing radiation. Moreover, since no metallic device is implanted, MR imaging-based diagnosis is not restricted throughout life...
2018: Progress in Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330076/frontoethmoidal-schwannoma-with-exertional-cerebrospinal-fluid-rhinorrhea-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Yuichiro Yoneoka, Katsuhiko Akiyama, Yasuhiro Seki, Go Hasegawa, Akiyoshi Kakita
BACKGROUND: Frontoethmoidal schwannomas are rare. No case manifesting exertional cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea has ever been reported to the best of our knowledge. CASE DESCRIPTION: In this report, we describe an extremely rare case of frontoethmoidal schwannoma extending through the olfactory groove (OG) with exertional CSF rhinorrhea as the initial symptom. A 50-year-old woman was presented to our clinic for frequent nasal discharge on exertion. A postcontrast computed tomographic scan demonstrated heterogeneously enhanced tumor from the anterior cranial fossa to the anterior ethmoid sinus...
January 9, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327143/long-term-control-and-predictors-of-seizures-in-intracranial-meningioma-surgery-a-population-based-study
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Hai Xue, Olafur Sveinsson, Jiri Bartek, Petter Förander, Simon Skyrman, Lars Kihlström, Raana Shafiei, Tiit Mathiesen, Torbjörn Tomson
BACKGROUND: The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the long-term seizure control and antiepileptic drug (AED) prescriptions, as well as identifying predictors of seizure(s) before and after surgery in a population-based cohort of operated intracranial meningioma patients. METHODS: A total of 113 consecutive adult (> 18 years old) patients with newly diagnosed meningioma operated at the Karolinska University Hospital between 2006 and 2008 were included and followed up until the end of 2015...
January 11, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325954/anterior-skull-base-tumor-resection-by-transciliary-supraorbital-keyhole-craniotomy-a-single-institutional-experience
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Ya-Jui Lin, Ko-Ting Chen, Cheng-Chi Lee, Cheng-Hong Toh, Tai-Wei Erich Wu, Yin-Cheng Huang, Peng-Wei Hsu, Yu-Jen Lu, Chi-Cheng Chuang, Pin-Yuan Chen, Kuo-Chen Wei
BACKGROUND: The prognosis and recurrence rate following resection of an anterior skull base lesion via transciliary supraorbital keyhole craniotomy depends on residual tumor volume. The extent to which pathology and size of tumor influence the resection rate using this approach is unknown. METHODS: Sixty-two patients underwent a total of 64 operations using the supraorbital keyhole approach in this retrospective study. Meningioma was the most common tumor, followed by pituitary adenoma and craniopharyngioma...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317233/c-cbl-and-cbl-b-expression-in-skull-base-chordomas-is-associated-with-tumor-progression-and-poor-prognosis
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Peng Luo, Xin Wang, Jinpeng Zhou, Long Li, Zhitao Jing
Chordomas are rare, locally aggressive malignancies that are often difficult to eradicate. Surgery and radiotherapy are the first-line treatments, but the probability of local recurrence is high. According to our previous research, c-Cbl and Cbl-b have been linked to tumor progression and poor prognosis of glioma. However, their role in skull base chordomas is unclear. To clarify this issue, in the present study we analyzed the expression of c-Cbl and Cbl-b in relation to the clinicopathological features and clinical outcome of skull base chordomas patients (n=70)...
January 6, 2018: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314713/application-of-the-endoscopic-prelacrimal-recess-approach-to-the-maxillary-sinus-in-unilateral-maxillary-diseases
#10
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/29313091/intradural-cervical-chordoma-with-diffuse-spinal-leptomeningeal-spread-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jing Zhang, Chuan-Ping Gao, Xue-Jun Liu, Wen-Jian Xu
PURPOSE: Chordoma is a low-grade malignant bone tumor derived from embryonic notochord remnants along the axial skeleton. About 50% of chordomas occur in the sacral vertebrae and 35% in the skull base. Most chordomas are extradural and cause extensive bone destruction. Intradural spinal tumors without bone involvement are rare. METHODS: We herein describe the clinical features of a patient with a chordoma as well as the imaging and pathological manifestations of the tumor...
January 8, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310903/proton-beam-therapy-for-skull-base-chordomas-in-106-patients-a-dose-adaptive-radiation-protocol
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Vivien Fung, Valentin Calugaru, Stéphanie Bolle, Hamid Mammar, Claire Alapetite, Philippe Maingon, Ludovic De Marzi, Sébastien Froelich, Jean-Louis Habrand, Rémi Dendale, Georges Noël, Loïc Feuvret
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To evaluate clinical results and safety of a dose adaptive protocol based on tumor volume coverage and critical structure constraints, for the treatment of skull base chordomas. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between May 2006 and October 2012, 106 patients with skull base chordoma were treated by combined photon and proton irradiation. Prescribed dose levels were 68.4, 70.2, 72 and 73.8 Gy(RBE) in once daily fractionation of 1.8 Gy(RBE). Dose level and dosimetric constraints to organs at risk depended on postoperative residual Gross Tumor Volume (GTV) coverage...
January 6, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305118/endoscope-holders-in-cranial-neurosurgery-part-2-an-international-survey
#13
Dimitrios Paraskevopoulos, Shlomi Constantini, Jarnail Bal, Jonathan Roth
BACKGROUND: Following a prior systematic review of currently available endoscope holders (EH), we aspired to detect trends, task-specific preferences and pitfalls of EH in various cranial neuroendoscopic procedures. METHODS: A questionnaire was disseminated to members of the International Federation of Neuroendoscopy (IFNE). The questionnaire evaluated indications and pitfalls of EH in different applications, in particular, differentiating between intraventricular and skull base endoscopy, as well as sub-categories of these two main fields...
January 2, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304919/cranial-tumor-surgical-outcomes-at-a-high-volume-academic-referral-center
#14
Desmond A Brown, Benjamin T Himes, Brittny T Major, Benjamin F Mundell, Ravi Kumar, Bruce Kall, Fredric B Meyer, Michael J Link, Bruce E Pollock, John D Atkinson, Jamie J Van Gompel, W Richard Marsh, Giuseppe Lanzino, Mohamad Bydon, Ian F Parney
OBJECTIVE: To determine adverse event rates for adult cranial neuro-oncologic surgeries performed at a high-volume quaternary academic center and assess the impact of resident participation on perioperative complication rates. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All adult patients undergoing neurosurgical intervention for an intracranial neoplastic lesion between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2013, were included. Cases were categorized as biopsy, extra-axial/skull base, intra-axial, or transsphenoidal...
January 2018: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303441/a-cross-sectional-study-of-neurosurgical-department-chairs-in-the-united-states
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Patrick M Flanigan, Arman Jahangiri, Joshua L Golubovsky, Jaret M Karnuta, Francis J May, Mitchel S Berger, Manish K Aghi
OBJECTIVE The position of neurosurgery department chair undergoes constant evolution as the health care landscape changes. The authors' aim in this paper was to characterize career attributes of neurosurgery department chairs in order to define temporal trends in qualities being sought in neurosurgical leaders. Specifically, they investigated the hypothesis that increased qualifications in the form of additional advanced degrees and research acumen are becoming more common in recently hired chairs, possibly related to the increased complexity of their role...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298208/electrophysiology-of-extraocular-cranial-nerves-oculomotor-trochlear-and-abducens-nerve
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Praveen Hariharan, Jeffery R Balzer, Katherine Anetakis, Donald J Crammond, Parthasarathy D Thirumala
The utility of extraocular cranial nerve electrophysiologic recordings lies primarily in the operating room during skull base surgeries. Surgical manipulation during skull base surgeries poses a risk of injury to multiple cranial nerves, including those innervating extraocular muscles. Because tumors distort normal anatomic relationships, it becomes particularly challenging to identify cranial nerve structures. Studies have reported the benefits of using intraoperative spontaneous electromyographic recordings and compound muscle action potentials evoked by electrical stimulation in preventing postoperative neurologic deficits...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285680/single-stage-total-resection-of-giant-dumbbell-shaped-hypoglossal-schwannoma-a-case-report
#17
Takuro Inoue, Yoichi Nonaka, Hisao Hirai, Ayako Shima, Fumio Suzuki, Masayuki Matsuda, Takanori Fukushima
Extensive large dumbbell-shaped hypoglossal schwannoma is extremely rare, and total resection is nearly impossible. We present a case of a 61-year-old male with a giant-size hypoglossal schwannoma with moderate tongue atrophy. The tumor extended from the enlarged hypoglossal canal to the brainstem intradurally and the high cervical region extradurally. Through the extreme lateral infrajugular transcondylar (ELITE) skull base approach, the tumor was totally removed in a single-stage operation. Single-stage total resection is feasible by an experienced skull base team utilizing transcondylar skull base techniques and high cervical dissection...
December 28, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285586/intracranial-ewing-sarcoma-four-pediatric-examples
#18
Michael J Yang, Ros Whelan, Jennifer Madden, Jean M Mulcahy Levy, B K Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, Todd C Hankinson, Nicholas K Foreman, Michael H Handler
BACKGROUND: Ewing sarcoma typically arises in bone and is unrelated to intraparenchymal small blue cell embryonal central nervous system (CNS) tumors previously designated primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs). When the CNS is impacted, it is usually secondary to local extension from either the epidural space, skull, or intracranial or spinal metastases. Primary examples within the cranial vault are rare, usually dural-based, and are largely case reports in the literature. We detail four pediatric patients with solitary, primary intracranial Ewing sarcoma, all manifesting the archetypal EWRS1 gene rearrangement that confirms diagnosis...
December 28, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285386/scalp-recurrence-of-cholangiocarcinoma-after-curative-hepatectomy-a-report-of-two-cases
#19
Enver Kunduz, Kursat Rahmi Seri N, Mesut Seker
Cholangiocarcinomas are the second most common primary liver malignancies. The lymphatics are the common route of metastatic spread for cholangiocarcinomas. The most frequent sites of metastasis are the liver, abdominal lymph nodes, peritoneum and lungs. Cutaneous metastasis of cholangiocarcinoma is rare, and most commonly occurs following percutaneous biliary drainage. Brain or skull metastases from this tumor are uncommon. However, these rare metastatic lesions may occasionally be the first disease manifestation, although scalp recurrence following curative treatment is uncommon...
December 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277853/endoscopic-endonasal-resection-of-sinonasal-anterior-skull-base-malignancy-kadish-c-esthesioneuroblastoma
#20
Gautam U Mehta, Ehab Y Hanna, Franco DeMonte, Shaan M Raza
BACKGROUND: The surgical management of anterior skull base malignancies requires the full complement of open and endoscopic skull base approaches. Due to the evolution of endoscopic techniques, endoscopic approaches are now being employed for complex skull base tumors. METHODS: We present our technique for endoscopic management for an advanced (T4) anterior skull base malignancy that provides a systematic approach to resection, margin assessment, and reconstruction...
December 26, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
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