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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099057/a-provisional-experience-with-robot-assisted-soave-procedure-for-older-children-with-hirschsprung-disease-back-to-the-future
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Girolamo Mattioli, Luca Pio, Lorenzo Leonelli, Barbara Razore, Nicola Disma, Giovanni Montobbio, Vincenzo Jasonni, Paolo Petralia, Alessio Pini Prato
Hirschsprung disease is a congenital disease characterized by intestinal aganglionosis of various extents. Most patients are younger than 1 year of age. Though, a minority of cases can be older or even adult. Older the patient the more difficult and prolonged is the endorectal dissection required for the pull-through procedure. Longer surgery leads to longer anal dilatation and trauma with subsequent higher likelihood of continence impairment. The article aims at describing the first case series of robot-assisted Soave procedure, which was adopted as an alternative minimally invasive approach to older patients with Hirschsprung disease...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094429/a-comparison-between-the-effectiveness-of-full-outline-of-unresponsiveness-and-glasgow-coma-score-at-neurosurgical-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Nail Caglar Temiz, Gulsah Kose, Ozkan Tehli, Cengizhan Acikel, Sevgi Hatipoglu
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness and the use of Glasgow Coma Score (GCS) and Full Outline of Unresponsiveness (FOUR) score by nurses in the follow-up and evaluation of patients who admitted to neurosurgical intensive care unit for cranial surgery or head trauma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was performed at a neurosurgical intensive care unit. Sample size was calculated 47 patients as 5% a, 95% Power and values less than 0.5 at correlation were accepted nonsense...
December 21, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093693/a-simple-post-mortem-room-angiography-method-for-the-investigation-of-traumatic-basal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Christopher P Johnson, Mike Murphy, George A Johnson, Stephen M Wills, Jonathan E Medcalf
Identifying the site of vascular bleeding in fatal cases of traumatic basal subarachnoid hemorrhage (TBSAH) is important, but can be very difficult to achieve when there is extensive blood clot in the posterior cranial fossa. Post mortem angiography in these circumstances has been reported previously but with mixed results, and is rarely used in current practice within the United Kingdom. We have developed a simple and effective post mortem angiography method, using fluoroscopy and clear modern contrast medium, suitable for use in the autopsy room...
January 17, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078354/-tracheal-laceration-after-dilatational-tracheostomy-a-case-of-succesful-conservative-management
#4
L Eichler, M Simon, S Kluge
During bronchoscopically guided percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy, a 71-year-old woman suffered a long-stretched tear to the posterior tracheal wall. The injury was suspected to be caused by blunt trauma during dilation or cannula insertion, possibly aggravated by vigorous cuff inflation. Since the defect ended just 0.5 cm proximal to the main carina, placing a cuffed endotracheal tube beyond the injury was not an option. However, we decided for a conservative treatment approach by placing a cuffed endotracheal tube under bronchoscopic visualization in direct proximity to the cranial end of the laceration...
January 11, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067182/successful-conservative-treatment-of-an-intracranial-pneumatocele-with-post-traumatic-hypoglossal-nerve-palsy-secondary-to-diffuse-temporal-bone-pneumocele-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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M A Taube, G M Potter, S K Lloyd, S R Freeman
BACKGROUND: A pneumocele occurs when an aerated cranial cavity pathologically expands; a pneumatocele occurs when air extends from an aerated cavity into adjacent soft tissues forming a secondary cavity. Both pathologies are extremely rare with relation to the mastoid. This paper describes a case of a mastoid pneumocele that caused hypoglossal nerve palsy and an intracranial pneumatocele. CASE REPORT: A 46-year-old man presented, following minor head trauma, with hypoglossal nerve palsy secondary to a fracture through the hypoglossal canal...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054287/cerebral-ventricular-dimensions-after-decompressive-craniectomy-a-comparison-between-bedside-sonographic-duplex-technique-and-cranial-computed-tomography
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Habib Bendella, Marc Maegele, Alexander Hartmann, Joachim Spreer, Nadine Rommel, Rolf Lefering, Makoto Nakamura, Alhadi Igressa
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to assess and compare ventricle diameters in patients after decompressive craniectomy by using cranial computed tomography (CCT) versus sonographic duplex technique (SDT). METHODS: A total of 102 consecutive patients after decompressive craniectomy following brain infarct, bleeding and trauma were examined by CCT and SDT. SDT was performed within 24 h after repeated postinterventional control CCT and the correlation between both methods was assessed via measurement of dimensions of all four ventricles...
January 4, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027185/use-of-virtual-surgical-planning-for-simultaneous-maxillofacial-osteotomies-and-custom-polyetheretherketone-implant-in-secondary-orbito-frontal-reconstruction-importance-of-restoring-orbital-volume
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Neel Patel, Beomjune Kim, Waleed Zaid
Correction of orbito-frontal defects involves a multitude of surgical challenges, and requires careful and detailed planning. In the trauma setting, one must be prepared to deal with injuries to adjacent structures and be able to incorporate their repair into the surgical plan to maximize the functional and esthetic reconstruction for the benefit of the patient. Victims who have sustained trauma of the cranial complex in combination with mid-facial trauma, particularly involving the orbit, present a difficult scenario, especially when future ocular prosthetic rehabilitation is a concern...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011374/robust-cranial-cavity-segmentation-in-ct-and-ct-perfusion-images-of-trauma-and-suspected-stroke-patients
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Ajay Patel, Bram van Ginneken, Frederick J A Meijer, Ewoud J van Dijk, Mathias Prokop, Rashindra Manniesing
A robust and accurate method is presented for the segmentation of the cranial cavity in computed tomography (CT) and CT perfusion (CTP) images. The method consists of multi-atlas registration with label fusion followed by a geodesic active contour levelset refinement of the segmentation. Pre-registration atlas selection based on differences in anterior skull anatomy reduces computation time whilst optimising performance. The method was evaluated on a large clinical dataset of 573 acute stroke and trauma patients that received a CT or CTP in our hospital in the period February 2015-December 2015...
December 13, 2016: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005808/spontaneous-epidural-pneumocephalus
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Serap Yucel, Hediye Pinar Gunbey, Gökhan Kutlar, Mustafa Ozdemir, Kerim Aslan, Lutfi Incesu
Spontaneous epidural pneumocephalus is a rare condition. The authors reported a 35-year-old male patient with tinnutus, dull headache, and swelling on his head. Patient had a history of head trauma and skull fracture from when he was 5 years old. Cranial computed tomography revealed increase in pneumatization of right mastoid air cells and large epidural air in temporoparietal region. Inner table of right temporal bone got thinner, causing communication of mastoid air cells with epidural space. Epidural air had septations and exerted mass effect on the right parietal lobe with minimal midline shift...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000397/evolution-of-the-jugal-zygomatic-bones
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Paul C Dechow, Qian Wang
This issue of the Anatomical Record is the second of a two-volume set on the zygoma (also called the cheek bone, the zygomatic bone, the malar, or the jugal, the latter term being used in vertebrates other than mammals). The zygoma is an important component of the craniofacial skeleton, in which the zygoma is a connection between the midfacial and the cranial skeletons; has a functional role as the origin of one of the masticatory muscles, the masseter muscle, and several facial muscles; has been considered as an essential buttress of the facial skeleton for resisting masticatory forces; and has importance for determining phylogenetic relationships...
January 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993742/immediate-titanium-mesh-implantation-for-patients-with-postcraniotomy-neurosurgical-site-infections-a-safe-and-esthetic-alternative-procedure
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Gregory Ehrlich, Stefanie Kindling, Holger Wenz, Daniel Hänggi, Dirk Michael Schulte, Peter Schmiedek, Marcel Seiz-Rosenhagen
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection (SSI) is one of the main complications after craniotomy. The incidence is up to 11% in the literature. The established procedure is debridement, removal of the bone flap and delayed cranioplasty. Delayed cranioplasty has several disadvantages. A promising approach is the immediate titanium mesh implantation at the time of wound revision. We want to report our experience with this technique with regard to outcome measured by reinfection rates and patient satisfaction...
December 16, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987329/fetal-alcohol-exposure-alters-blood-flow-and-neurological-responses-to-transient-cerebral-ischemia-in-adult-mice
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Shameena Bake, Rachel Gardner, Joseph D Tingling, Rajesh C Miranda, Farida Sohrabji
BACKGROUND: Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) can result in physical and neurocognitive deficits that are collectively termed "fetal alcohol spectrum disorders" (FASD). Although FASD is associated with lifelong intellectual disability, the mechanisms mediating the emergence of secondary mental health and physical disabilities are poorly understood. Based on our previous data showing that maternal ethanol (EtOH) exposure in mice resulted in an immediate reduction in cranially directed fetal blood flow, we hypothesized that such exposure would also result in persistent alterations in cranially directed blood flow in the prenatally alcohol-exposed (PAE) adult...
January 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974938/spontaneous-vertebral-artery-dissection-with-multiple-supratentorial-and-infratentorial-acute-infarcts-in-the-posterior-circulation-case-report
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Cristea I, Popa C
The article represents a case of a young patient with atypical clinical and paraclinical presentation of vertebral artery dissection by multiple cerebral infarcts, localized at the supratentorial and infratentorial levels in the posterior circulation. A case of a 21-year-old man, without a history of trauma in the cervical area or at the cranial level, without recent chiropractic maneuvers or practicing a sport, which required rapid, extreme, rotational movements of the neck, was examined. He presented to the emergency room with nausea, numbness of the left limbs, dysarthria, and incoordination of walking, with multiple objective signs at the neurological examination, which revealed right vertebral artery subacute dissection after the paraclinical investigations...
July 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964839/post-traumatic-balance-disorder
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M Elzière, A Devèze, C Bartoli, G Levy
The causes of balance disorder are many and various, and the subjective syndrome of cranial trauma patients is diagnosed by elimination. Progress in otoneurologic functional exploration and brain imaging, however, now generally allow this functional complaint to be given an objective basis. In recent years, new diagnoses have improved recognition of such pathologies in the appraisal of corporal injury for compensation purposes. The present article seeks to detail etiology and, by a review of the literature, to determine factors liable to influence management and appraisal in particular...
December 7, 2016: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920935/cerebral-foreign-body-granuloma-in-brain-triggering-generalized-seizures-without-obvious-craniocerebral-injury-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Nina Brawanski, Peter Baumgarten, Jürgen Konczalla, Volker Seifert, Christian Senft
BACKGROUND: Intracerebral foreign body granuloma is rarely reported. We present the case of a male patient with a cerebral foreign body granuloma. CASE DESCRIPTION: Initial admission of a 67-year-old male patient was after an aphasia followed by secondary generalized seizures. Cranial computed tomography (CCT) showed a metal-dense, wedge-shaped foreign body in the range of the frontal sinus on the left side, breaking through the frontal sinus, and creating a connection to the frontal cerebral lobe...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904429/there-are-no-differences-between-factors-determining-graft-infection-in-autologous-bone-flap-replacement-and-acrylic-cranioplasty-a-prospective-observational-study-at-hospital-kuala-lumpur
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Siti Azleen Mohamad, Mohd Safari Mohd Haspani, Badrisyah Idris
OBJECTIVES: This study, conducted in 2012, was performed to determine the incidence of graft infection after cranioplasty procedures and factors affecting the graft infection rate at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL). METHODOLOGY: This was an observational cross-sectional case study of patients who have undergone cranioplasty at HKL over a period of one year (2012). One hundred seventy-two patients were included in the study. A total of 105 (61.8%) cases were autologous bone flap replacements, and 67 (38...
September 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893002/incidence-and-etiologies-of-acquired-third-nerve-palsy-using-a-population-based-method
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Chengbo Fang, Jacqueline A Leavitt, David O Hodge, Jonathan M Holmes, Brian G Mohney, John J Chen
Importance: Among cranial nerve palsies, a third nerve palsy is important because a subset is caused by life-threatening aneurysms. However, there is significant disagreement regarding its incidence and the reported etiologies. Objective: To determine the incidence and etiologies of acquired third nerve palsy using a population-based method. Design, Setting, and Participants: All newly diagnosed cases of acquired third nerve palsy from January 1, 1978, through December 31, 2014, in Olmsted County, Minnesota, were identified using the Rochester Epidemiology Project, a record-linkage system of medical records for all patient-physician encounters among Olmsted County residents...
January 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891397/spontaneous-subdural-haematoma-developing-secondary-to-arachnoid-cyst-rupture
#18
Mehmet Onur Yüksel, Mehmet Sabri Gürbüz, Mehmet Senol, Numan Karaarslan
Arachnoid cysts are congenital, benign, non-neoplastic, extra-axial intra-arachnoidal lesions. Arachnoid cysts rarely become symptomatic, with bleeding. Intracranial haemorrhage as a complication of arachnoid cyst is a very rare condition. It is well-known that mid-cranial fossa cysts might cause intracerebral haemorrhage or subdural haematoma secondary to traumas. However, the occurrence of spontaneous subdural haematoma secondary to arachnoid cysts, developing without any trauma, is even rarer. A 17-year-old boy presenting with diplopia and headache, with no history of trauma, was diagnosed with left temporal lobe arachnoid cyst and left fronto-parietal subdural haematoma...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890834/eagle-syndrome-presenting-after-blunt-trauma
#19
Ashley Mann, Scott Kujath, Mark L Friedell, Scott Hardouin, Chalmers Wood, Robert Carter, Karl Stark
As classically described, Eagle syndrome is an entity where patients develop pain or neurologic manifestations arising from an elongated styloid process and/or an ossified stylohyoid ligament irritating or compressing adjacent cranial nerves or the carotid arteries. Over the past few years, there have been reports of actual injury to the internal carotid artery with dissection, occlusion and strokes. We present three cases identified after blunt trauma-one due to carotid compression and two due to actual injury to the internal carotid artery...
November 24, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890320/trepanation-in-the-late-bronze-age-and-early-iron-age-in-armenia
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A Yu Khudaverdyan
In this study, trepanations in ancient Armenia are discussed. In total, 10 cases were studied. Seven were male, 1 female and 2 were children. Age of the individuals ranged from 6 to 65 years. Among nine cases of surgical trepanations four had possible healing signs. In these cases the individuals showed evidence of previous trauma to the skull or infection (mastoiditis, tuberculosis), suggesting that the operation had been carried out for therapeutic purposes. This provides further support for the suggestion that trepanation (or trephination) was performed primarily for therapeutic purposes, and because of cranial infection or injury...
December 2016: Homo: Internationale Zeitschrift Für die Vergleichende Forschung Am Menschen
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