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congenital hydrocephalus

Neige M Journy, Kieran McHugh, Richard W Harbron, Mark S Pearce, Amy Berrington de Gonzalez
OBJECTIVE: To describe medical conditions associated with the use of CT in children or young adults with no previous cancer diagnosis. METHODS: Radiologists' reports for scans performed in 1995-2008 in patients <22 years of age were collected from the Radiology Information System in 44 hospitals of Great Britain. By semantic search, an automated procedure identified 192 medical conditions within the radiologists' reports. Manual validation of a subsample by a paediatric radiologist showed a satisfactory performance of the automatic coding procedure...
October 21, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
Matthias Gmeiner, Helga Wagner, Christoph Zacherl, Petra Polanski, Christian Auer, Willem J R van Ouwerkerk, Kurt Holl
PURPOSE: Very long-term follow-up and outcome are rare for pediatric patients with hydrocephalus and shunt operations. The aim of this study was to determine the long-term mortality rates in these patients. METHODS: Pediatric patients with first shunt operation between 1982 and 1992 were included. For each patient, time and cause of death were determined. Further, patients with first operation from 1982 to 1987 were compared to those first operated from 1988 to 1992...
October 20, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Aabid Hussain Mir, Zulfiqar Ali, Bashir Ahmad Dar, Imtiaz A Naqash, Samreena Bashir
Congenital heart defects are associated with various physiological disturbances. They pose anesthetic challenges for both cardiac and noncardiac surgeries. Atrioventricular septal defects are due to a developmental failure in the separation of atria and the ventricles into separate chambers and failure in the separation of mitral and tricuspid valves. We present a case of a child (1½ years), weighing 10 kg, diagnosed as congenital hydrocephalus who was planned for ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Child was having an oxygen saturation of 76% on room air...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Paria Kashani, Madan Roy, Linda Gillis, Olufemi Ajani, M Constantine Samaan
A 19-month-old boy was referred for progressive weight gain. His past medical history included congenital hypothyroidism and developmental delay. Physical examination revealed characteristics of Albright Hereditary Osteodystrophy, macrocephaly, and calcinosis cutis. He had hypocalcemia, hyperphosphatemia, and elevated Parathyroid Hormone levels. Genetic testing revealed a known mutation of GNAS gene, confirming the diagnosis of Pseudohypoparathyroidism Type Ia (PHP-Ia) (c.34C>T (p.G1n12X)). He had a normal brain MRI at three months, but developmental delay prompted a repeat MRI that revealed Chiari Malformation Type I (CM-I) with hydrocephalus requiring neurosurgical intervention...
2016: Case Reports in Medicine
Adriana Suely de Oliveira Melo, Renato Santana Aguiar, Melania Maria Ramos Amorim, Monica B Arruda, Fabiana de Oliveira Melo, Suelem Taís Clementino Ribeiro, Alba Gean Medeiros Batista, Thales Ferreira, Mayra Pereira Dos Santos, Virgínia Vilar Sampaio, Sarah Rogéria Martins Moura, Luciana Portela Rabello, Clarissa Emanuelle Gonzaga, Gustavo Malinger, Renato Ximenes, Patricia Soares de Oliveira-Szejnfeld, Fernanda Tovar-Moll, Leila Chimelli, Paola Paz Silveira, Rodrigo Delvechio, Luiza Higa, Loraine Campanati, Rita M R Nogueira, Ana Maria Bispo Filippis, Jacob Szejnfeld, Carolina Moreira Voloch, Orlando C Ferreira, Rodrigo M Brindeiro, Amilcar Tanuri
Importance: Recent studies have reported an increase in the number of fetuses and neonates with microcephaly whose mothers were infected with the Zika virus (ZIKV) during pregnancy. To our knowledge, most reports to date have focused on select aspects of the maternal or fetal infection and fetal effects. Objective: To describe the prenatal evolution and perinatal outcomes of 11 neonates who had developmental abnormalities and neurological damage associated with ZIKV infection in Brazil...
October 3, 2016: JAMA Neurology
Tariq Aljared, Jean-Pierre Farmer, Donatella Tampieri
We present a case of a preterm boy (born at 35 weeks of pregnancy) who was delivered urgently by a caesarean section due to placental abruption. The baby was found to have a tense fontanelle leading to imaging that showed a 5.5 cm right intraventricular mass centred in the atrium, hydrocephalus and extensive surrounding vasogenic oedema. The mass was avidly enhancing with a few large associated vessels suggesting high vascularity. The condition of the baby was acutely deteriorating. He had multiple seizures followed by persistent low level of consciousness in the third day of life...
September 7, 2016: Interventional Neuroradiology
Aytul Corbacioglu Esmer, Tugba Sarac Sivrikoz, Elif Yilmaz Gulec, Salim Sezer, Ibrahim Kalelioglu, Recep Has, Atil Yuksel
Persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous is a spectrum of congenital ocular abnormalities characterized by leukocoria, microphthalmia, cataracts, extensive intravitreal hemorrhage, persistence of the hyaloid artery, glaucoma, and retinal detachment. It might be isolated or associated with congenital syndromes such as trisomy 13, Walker-Warburg syndrome, and Norrie disease. We present 2 cases of persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous diagnosed by prenatal sonography in the early third trimester. Bilateral hyperechoic lenses and retinal nonattachment were detected in the sonographic examination of the first case, whereas irregular echogenic bands between the lenses and posterior walls of the eyes were prominent in the second case...
October 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Christopher Bismarck Eke, Enoch Ogbonnaya Uche, Josephat Maduabuchi Chinawa, Ikechukwu Emmanuel Obi, Herbert Anayo Obu, Roland Chidi Ibekwe
BACKGROUND: Congenital anomalies, including those of the central nervous system (CNS), are among the leading causes of morbidity, mortality, and fetal loss. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and associated factors of CNS congenital anomalies in children. METHODS: A cross-sectional retrospective study of children managed with CNS anomalies was undertaken. Relevant clinical data of identified cases based on standard case definitions were retrieved from their case record files...
July 2016: Annals of African Medicine
Michael Benzaquen, Dan Lebowitz, Pauline Belenotti, Jean-Marc Durand, Jacques Serratrice
BACKGROUND: Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a bacterium responsible for 15 to 40 % of acute community-acquired pneumonia in children and 20 % of adult cases. Several extrapulmonary manifestations have been reported. We report a rare case of an adult patient suffering from pneumonia associated with an acute pancreatitis in the setting of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. CASE PRESENTATION: A 28-year-old Caucasian woman was referred for anorexia lasting for 1 week. Her past medical history was notable for congenital hydrocephalus with consecutive ventriculo-peritoneal shunt, epilepsia and paraparesis...
2016: BMC Research Notes
Jaqueline Dario Capobiango, Thaís Cabral Monica, Fernanda Pinto Ferreira, Regina Mitsuka-Breganó, Italmar Teodorico Navarro, João Luis Garcia, Edna Maria Vissoci Reiche
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the Western blotting method for the detection of IgG anti-Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) (IgG-WB) in the serum of children with suspected congenital toxoplasmosis. METHODS: We accompanied 47 mothers with acquired toxoplasmosis in pregnancy and their children, between June of 2011 and June of 2014. The IgG-WB was done in house and the test was considered positive if the child had antibodies that recognized at least one band on IgG blots different from the mother's or with greater intensity than the corresponding maternal band, during the first three months of life...
August 6, 2016: Jornal de Pediatria
D A Mirsadykov
Substantiation of the shunt failure diagnosis and subsequent consideration of indications for surgical elimination of the malfunction is a laborious and challenging process. Identification of a malfunction in doubtful cases requires, in addition to standard examinations, extra diagnostic procedures, which may delay making a decision for several weeks to several months. The article describes a case of mechanical CSF shunt malfunction (breakage and failure of a peritoneal catheter in a 7-year-old girl) with intracranial hypertension symptoms, but without typical enlargement of the brain ventricles...
2016: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
Zoe Powis, Adam C Chamberlin, Christina L Alamillo, Sophia Ceulemans, Lynne M Bird, Sha Tang
OBJECTIVE: Herein we report a case of a deceased newborn with prenatally detected hydrocephalus. Postnatal findings included abnormal brain imaging and electroencephalogram (EEG), optic nerve abnormalities, and elevated creatine kinase (CK). No underlying genetic etiology had been previously identified for the proband, despite testing with a congenital muscular dystrophy gene panel. METHODS: Diagnostic exome sequencing (DES) was performed on the proband-parents trio, and candidate alterations were confirmed using automated fluorescence dideoxy sequencing...
August 4, 2016: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Dani O Gonzalez, Justin B Mahida, Lindsey Asti, Erica J Ambeba, Brian Kenney, Lance Governale, Katherine J Deans, Peter C Minneci
BACKGROUND: Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placement, the mainstay of treatment for hydrocephalus, can place a substantial burden on patients and health care systems because of high complication and revision rates. We aimed to identify factors associated with 30-day VP shunt failure in children undergoing either initial placement or revision. METHODS: VP shunt placements performed on patients in the 2012-2013 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Pediatric were identified...
August 5, 2016: Pediatric Neurosurgery
Stephanie Engel, Karen Marie Hilling, Travis Kuder Meuten, Chad Brendan Frank, Angela J Marolf
Primary hypodipsic hypernatremia is a rarely reported disease in dogs. Reported underlying causes associated with this disease in dogs include congenital malformations, encephalitis, intracranial neoplasia, and pressure atrophy of the hypothalamus secondary to hydrocephalus. The dog in this report had an infiltrative neoplastic disorder, likely causing damage to the hypothalamic osmoreceptors responsible for the thirst generation. The neoplastic process was identified histopathologically as glioblastoma multiforme, an unusual tumor to occur in a dog this young...
September 2016: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Sylvia H Ferguson, Janelle Novak, Silke Hecht, Linden E Craig
Hydrocephalus has been reported in a variety of species, including the North American black bear ( Ursus americanus ). This report describes three cases of hydrocephalus in this species from wild bears aged 3-4 mo considered retrospectively from necropsy records of one institution. Clinical signs included cortical blindness and ataxia. Primary gross findings were doming of the skull, gyri compression and flattening, and lateral ventricle dilation. Two cases had severe bilateral ventricular dilation with loss of the septum pellucidum; atrophy of the surrounding corpus callosum; and bilateral periventricular tears involving the caudate nuclei, internal capsule, and adjacent cerebrum...
June 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Prashant Shankar, Carlos Zamora, Mauricio Castillo
In this chapter we briefly address the most common congenital brain and spinal anomalies as well as their most salient imaging, especially magnetic resonance, findings. Some of them, such as Chiari II, and open spinal defects, have become relatively rare due to their detection in utero and repair of the spinal malformation. Regardless of the type of brain anomaly, the most common clinical symptoms are mental retardation, hydrocephalus, and seizure; the latter two may need to be surgically and medically addressed...
2016: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
Sandi Lam, Dominic A Harris, Yimo Lin, Brandon G Rocque, Sandra Ham, I-Wen Pan
Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is an alternative to ventriculoperitoneal shunting for treatment of hydrocephalus. Studies have reported favorable outcomes for up to three-quarters of adult patients. We performed the first ETV outcomes study using an administrative claims database, examining current practice for adult patients in the United States. We interrogated the Truven Health MarketScan® database for Current Procedural Terminology codes corresponding to ETV and ventriculoperitoneal shunt from 2003- to 2011, including patients over 18years and data from initial and subsequent hospitalizations...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Thomas K Dakurah, Fuseini Adams, Mutawakilu Iddrissu, George Kojo Wepeba, Harry Akoto, Patrick Bankah, Mawuli Ametepe, Philip W Kasu
BACKGROUND: Treatment of hydrocephalus by shunting procedure is associated with variable outcomes, depending on the setting. Results from some published series in sub-Saharan Africa are not as good and various reasons have been given. This study presents preliminary findings of 109 cases of shunted hydrocephalus in children in a three-year period. OBJECTIVES: The main aim of the study was to evaluate the complications of the procedure in a tertiary care centre. It also seeks to identify ways of reducing such complications where appropriate in subsequent shunt placement procedures...
July 5, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Aditya Vedantam, Rory R Mayer, Kristen A Staggers, Dominic A Harris, I-Wen Pan, Sandi K Lam
PURPOSE: The multicenter National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric (NSQIP-P) database maintained by the American College of Surgeons was used to describe 30-day outcomes following Chiari type 1 decompression in children and to identify risk factors for readmission, reoperation, and perioperative complications. METHODS: We identified patients aged 0-18 years who underwent posterior cranial fossa decompression for Chiari type 1 malformation in 2012, 2013, and 2014 in the NSQIP-Pediatric database...
July 8, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Uma Pandey, Neeraj Kumar Agrawal, Shilpa Agrawal, Shuchita Batra
AIM: The study was done to determine the maternal and fetal outcome of pregnancies complicated by maternal diabetes either Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) or preexisting (type 1 or type 2) diabetes over a period from March 2011 to Feb 2013 in a tertiary care hospital, Varanasi. METHODS: This is a retrospective audit of the maternal and fetal outcome of women who presented to the Sir Sundar Lal Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India from March 2011 to Feb 2013, with GDM or pre-existing type 1 or type 2 Diabetes with pregnancy...
August 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
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