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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130233/-clinical-features-and-prognosis-analysis-of-21-gastric-cancer-patients-with-pathological-complete-response-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Liangqun Peng, Wei Yang, Zhandong Zhang, Hongxing Liu, Yawei Hua
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical features and prognosis of gastric cancer patients with pathological complete response (pCR) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). METHODS: Clinical data of 159 gastric cancer patients who received NAC followed by surgical resection between January 2012 and December 2014 at the Affiliated Tumor Hospital of Zhengzhou University were collected and clinical features of those with pCR were analyzed retrospectively. Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate 3-year overall survival (OS) rate and recurrence-free survival (RFS) rate...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114280/comparison-of-stereotactic-and-ultrasound-guided-biopsy-of-solid-supratentorial-tumor-a-preliminary-report
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Guru Dutta Satyarthee, P Sarat Chandra, Bhawani S Sharma, V S Mehta
Introduction: The computed tomography (CT) guided stereotactic biopsy (STB) is considered as method of choice for biopsy of intracranial mass lesions. However, it's disadvantages are frame fixation, time requirement for transportation between CT scan suit to the operation theater with added much higher equipment cost in the relatively resource scarred developing country. Ultrasound-guided biopsy (USGB) is relatively simpler, economical, less time consuming, and real-time procedure. Clinical Materials and Methods: Thirty-seven consecutively admitted patients with supratentorial brain tumors, who underwent biopsy of the lesion using CT compatible stereotactic and ultrasound-guided (USGB) procedure formed cohort of the study...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096138/failed-epilepsy-surgery-deserves-a-second-chance
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Chrystal M Reed, Sandra Dewar, Itzhak Fried, Jerome Engel, Dawn Eliashiv
OBJECTIVES: Resective epilepsy surgery has been shown to have up to 70-80% success rates in patients with intractable seizure disorder. Around 20-30% of patients with Engel Classification III and IV will require reevaluation for further surgery. Common reasons for first surgery failures include incomplete resection of seizure focus, incorrect identification of seizure focus and recurrence of tumor. PATIENT AND METHODS: Clinical chart review of seventeen patients from a single adult comprehensive epilepsy program who underwent reoperation from 2007 to 2014 was performed...
October 23, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039075/venous-thromboembolism-and-intracranial-hemorrhage-after-craniotomy-for-primary-malignant-brain-tumors-a-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-analysis
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Joeky T Senders, Nicole H Goldhaber, David J Cote, Ivo S Muskens, Hassan Y Dawood, Filip Y F L De Vos, William B Gormley, Timothy R Smith, Marike L D Broekman
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), frequently complicates the postoperative course of primary malignant brain tumor patients. Thromboprophylactic anticoagulation is commonly used to prevent VTE at the risk of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). We extracted all patients who underwent craniotomy for a primary malignant brain tumor from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) registry (2005-2015) to perform a time-to-event analysis and identify relevant predictors of DVT, PE, and ICH within 30 days after surgery...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987834/subtemporal-approach-for-gross-total-resection-of-retrochiasmatic-craniopharyngiomas-our-experience-on-30-cases
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Grzegorz Zieliński, Emir Ahmed Sajjad, Łukasz Robak, Andrzej Koziarski
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment of retrochiasmatic craniopharyngiomas is associated with higher rates of complications, mortality, failure of complete removal, and recurrence when compared to craniopharyngiomas located elsewhere. These tumors lie behind the optic chiasm and, when large, can extend upward into the third ventricle and downward along the brain stem making their adequate exposure challenging. Most of the proposed techniques either employ a trans lamina terminalis route or require wide bony exposures...
October 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962024/intradermal-scalp-closure-using-barbed-suture-in-cranial-tumor-surgeries-a-technical-note
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Simon S Buttrick, Daniel Eichberg, Sheikh C Ali, Ricardo J Komotar
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Traditional scalp closure technique following elective craniotomy involves placement of staples or a continuous running suture. Despite low complication rates, these techniques are often considered to be disfiguring by patients, contribute to the psychosocial trauma of brain surgery, and are associated with discomfort during postoperative staple or suture removal. Some authors have described scalp closure using intradermal absorbable suture, but this technique likely does not reach the tensile strength of closure using traditional methods, and requires knots at the apices of the incision, which can act as a nidus for infection...
September 15, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895098/recurrent-cerebral-attack-caused-by-thrombosis-in-the-pulmonary-vein-stump-in-a-patient-with-left-upper-lobectomy-on-anticoagulant-therapy-case-report-and-literature-review
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Takahito Nakano, Mayumi Inaba, Hiroyuki Kaneda
BACKGROUND: Thrombus formation in the pulmonary vein stump after pulmonary resection has recently been identified as a cause of systemic thrombosis including brain infarction. However, there is limited research focusing on the clinical course of pulmonary vein stump thrombus, and optimal treatment and prevention strategies of this important complication have not been established. CASE PRESENTATION: A 77-year-old woman was diagnosed with lung cancer of the left upper lobe, cT4N2M0, cStage IIIB...
September 11, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856528/resident-participation-is-not-associated-with-postoperative-adverse-events-reoperation-or-prolonged-length-of-stay-following-craniotomy-for-brain-tumor-resection
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Nikita Lakomkin, Constantinos G Hadjipanayis
Prior studies exploring the impact of resident involvement on complication and mortality rates in neurosurgery have evaluated heterogeneous cohorts. Since brain tumor resection is characterized by significant operative complexity, variety, and morbidity, intraoperative resident involvement has the potential to impact patient outcomes. The purpose of this study was thus to explore the relationship between resident involvement and patient outcomes following craniotomy for brain tumor resection. Data for adult patients undergoing craniotomy for brain tumor resection were extracted from the 2008-2014 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808901/the-utility-of-routine-intensive-care-admission-for-patients-undergoing-intracranial-neurosurgical-procedures-a-systematic-review
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Cesar Cimonari de Almeida, M Dustin Boone, Yosef Laviv, Burkhard S Kasper, Clark C Chen, Ekkehard M Kasper
BACKGROUND: Patients who have undergone intracranial neurosurgical procedures have traditionally been admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) for close postoperative neurological observation. The purpose of this study was to systematically review the evidence for routine ICU admission in patients undergoing intracranial neurosurgical procedures and to evaluate the safety of alternative postoperative pathways. METHODS: We were interested in identifying studies that examined selected patients who presented for elective, non-emergent intracranial surgery whose postoperative outcomes were compared as a function of ICU versus non-ICU admission...
August 14, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770339/evaluating-vertebral-artery-dominancy-before-t4-lung-cancer-surgery-requiring-subclavian-artery-reconstruction
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Yasuo Sekine, Yukio Saitoh, Mitsuru Yoshino, Eitetsu Koh, Atsushi Hata, Terunaga Inage, Hidemi Suzuki, Ichiro Yoshino
PURPOSES: To evaluate vertebral artery (VA) dominancy and the risk of brain infarction in T4 lung cancer patients with tumor invasion into the subclavian artery. METHODS: We reconstructed the subclavian artery in 10 patients with T4 non-small cell lung cancer. The histological stages were IIIA in eight patients and IIIB in two patients. We evaluated the VA dominancy by performing a four-vessel study preoperatively and investigated the relationship between the methods of VA treatment and postoperative brain complications, retrospectively...
August 2, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740770/versatility-of-the-latissimus-dorsi-free-flap-during-the-treatment-of-complex-postcraniotomy-surgical-site-infections
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Nobutaka Yoshioka
BACKGROUND: Some intractable cases of postcraniotomy infection, which can involve compromised skin, an open frontal air sinus, and residual epidural dead space, have been reported. In such cases, reconstructing the scalp and skull is challenging. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2016, the author treated 12 patients with recalcitrant postcraniotomy surgical site infections with latissimus dorsi (LD) free flaps. The patients' ages ranged from 37 to 79 years (mean, 63.5 years), and their underlying diseases included subarachnoid hemorrhaging (n = 5), brain tumors (n = 4), and cerebral arteriovenous malformations (n = 3)...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735437/prospective-and-retrospective-study-of-videoconference-telemedicine-follow-up-after-elective-neurosurgery-results-of-a-pilot-program
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Melissa Reider-Demer, Pushpa Raja, Neil Martin, Mariel Schwinger, Diana Babayan
Existing literature suggests that use of telemedicine during postoperative appointments can increase access to care and is valued by patients and providers alike. While research examining the clinical equivalency of telemedicine visits for postoperative care has been growing, few studies have reported on telemedicine follow-up after neurosurgery. This study examined if a videoconferencing visit could substitute for an in-person clinic visit for elective neurosurgical cases in the USA. This was a single-center prospective study of patients who underwent elective neurosurgical procedures (aneurysm clipping, resection of cavernous angiomas, resection of arterial venous malformation, microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm, and certain benign brain tumors) and were offered telemedicine follow-up care by an allied health professional during the first 90 days after neurosurgery...
July 22, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653784/massive-tumor-embolism-in-the-abdominal-aorta-from-pulmonary-squamous-cell-carcinoma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Kenji Ohshima, Yuri Tsujii, Kazuya Sakai, Hiroshi Oku, Eiichi Morii
Acute arterial tumor embolism is a rare complication in cancer patients. Most of the previously reported cases of arterial tumor embolism have been associated with pulmonary malignancies and occurred during the intraoperative and postoperative periods. Very few cases occurred spontaneously. To our knowledge, there is no previous report of spontaneous and massive tumor embolism occluding the abdominal aorta in patients suffering from primary pulmonary carcinoma. We describe the case of 64-year-old man who presented with left homonymous hemianopsia and backache...
June 27, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640697/current-clinical-challenges-in-childhood-ependymoma-a-focused-review
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REVIEW
Thomas E Merchant
Ependymoma is a locally aggressive tumor with metastatic potential that arises in diverse locations throughout the brain and spine in children. Tumor and treatment may result in significant morbidity. Cure remains elusive for many patients owing to diverse biology and resistance to conventional therapy. The implementation of systematic postoperative irradiation in clinical trials during the past 20 years has increased the proportion of patients achieving durable disease control with excellent results, as measured by objective functional outcome measures...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634315/-a-case-of-metastatic-brain-tumor-complicated-by-multiple-repeated-hemorrhages
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Kentaro Hayashi, Yukishige Hayashi, Yoshitaka Matsuo, Kiyoshi Shirakawa, Makio Kaminogo
Metastatic brain tumor occasionally results in multiple cerebral hemorrhages. Here, we report a case of metastatic brain tumor complicated by multiple repeated cerebral hemorrhages. An 80-year-old man with a history of removal of lung cancer was admitted to our hospital because of disturbed consciousness following headache. A brain CT revealed a mass lesion of 40-mm diameter in the left cerebellum and a mass lesion of 2-mm diameter in the right temporal lobe. The cerebellar mass lesion showed homogeneous iso-density, indicating a subacute phase hemorrhage...
June 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621631/comparative-analysis-of-monotherapy-versus-duotherapy-antiseizure-drug-management-for-postoperative-seizure-control-in-patients-undergoing-an-awake-craniotomy
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Chikezie I Eseonu, Francisco Eguia, Oscar Garcia, Peter W Kaplan, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa
OBJECTIVE Postoperative seizures are a common complication in patients undergoing an awake craniotomy, given the cortical manipulation during tumor resection and the electrical cortical stimulation for brain mapping. However, little evidence exists about the efficacy of postoperative seizure prophylaxis. This study aims to determine the most appropriate antiseizure drug (ASD) management regimen following an awake craniotomy. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective analysis of data pertaining to patients who underwent an awake craniotomy for brain tumor from 2007 to 2015 performed by a single surgeon...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532922/awake-craniotomy-anesthesia-a-comparison-of-the-monitored-anesthesia-care-and-asleep-awake-asleep-techniques
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Chikezie I Eseonu, Karim ReFaey, Oscar Garcia, Amballur John, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, Punita Tripathi
BACKGROUND: Commonly used sedation techniques for an awake craniotomy include monitored anesthesia care (MAC), using an unprotected airway, and the asleep-awake-asleep (AAA) technique, using a partially or totally protected airway. We present a comparative analysis of the MAC and AAA techniques, evaluating anesthetic management, perioperative outcomes, and complications in a consecutive series of patients undergoing the removal of an eloquent brain lesion. METHODS: Eighty-one patients underwent awake craniotomy for an intracranial lesion over a 9-year period performed by a single-surgeon and a team of anesthesiologists...
August 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463617/robot-assisted-procedures-in-pediatric-neurosurgery
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Alessandro De Benedictis, Andrea Trezza, Andrea Carai, Elisabetta Genovese, Emidio Procaccini, Raffaella Messina, Franco Randi, Silvia Cossu, Giacomo Esposito, Paolo Palma, Paolina Amante, Michele Rizzi, Carlo Efisio Marras
OBJECTIVE During the last 3 decades, robotic technology has rapidly spread across several surgical fields due to the continuous evolution of its versatility, stability, dexterity, and haptic properties. Neurosurgery pioneered the development of robotics, with the aim of improving the quality of several procedures requiring a high degree of accuracy and safety. Moreover, robot-guided approaches are of special interest in pediatric patients, who often have altered anatomy and challenging relationships between the diseased and eloquent structures...
May 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403092/hyperammonemic-coma-after-craniotomy-hepatic-encephalopathy-from-upper-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage-or-valproate-side-effect-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Xiaopeng Guo, Junji Wei, Lu Gao, Bing Xing, Zhiqin Xu
RATIONALE: Postoperative coma is not uncommon in patients after craniotomy. It generally presents as mental state changes and is usually caused by intracranial hematoma, brain edema, or swelling. Hyperammonemia can also result in postoperative coma; however, it is rarely recognized as a potential cause in coma patients. Hyperammonemic coma is determined through a complicated differential diagnosis, and although it can also be induced as a side effect of valproate (VPA), this cause is frequently unrecognized or confused with upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGH)-induced hepatic encephalopathy...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384595/clinical-outcomes-from-maximum-safe-resection-of-primary-and-metastatic-brain-tumors-using-awake-craniotomy
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Anastasia Groshev, Devang Padalia, Sephalie Patel, Rosemarie Garcia-Getting, Solmaz Sahebjam, Peter A Forsyth, Frank D Vrionis, Arnold B Etame
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively analyze outcomes in patients undergoing awake craniotomies for tumor resection at our institution in terms of extent of resection, functional preservation and length of hospital stay. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All cases of adults undergoing awake-craniotomy from September 2012-February 2015 were retrospectively reviewed based on an IRB approved protocol. Information regarding patient age, sex, cancer type, procedure type, location, hospital stay, extent of resection, and postoperative complications was extracted...
June 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
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