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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926912/cranioplasty-after-craniectomy-in-a-pediatric-population-single-center-experience-from-a-developing-country
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Muhammad Waqas, Badar Ujjan, Yousaf Bashir Hadi, Faizuddin Najmuddin, Altaf Ali Laghari, Swaleha Khalid, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, Umar Farooq Bhatti
Cranioplasty is a frequently performed procedure in neurosurgery. The pediatric population for this procedure is distinct from the adult one because of the growing skulls and thinner bones of the calvarium. A paucity of data on the outcomes of this procedure in the pediatric population has been identified repeatedly. We conducted a retrospective cohort study to investigate the outcomes in a pediatric population that underwent cranioplasty after craniectomy at our institute in a developing-world country. Our cohort showed no association of complication rate or cosmetic outcomes with the timing of cranioplasty, area of skull defect, type of implant used, or method of storage...
December 8, 2016: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924417/surgical-resection-of-skull-base-chordomas-experience-in-case-selection-for-surgical-approach-according-to-anatomical-compartments-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Nir Shimony, Lior Gonen, Ben Shofty, Avraham Abergel, Dan M Fliss, Nevo Margalit
BACKGROUND: Chordoma is a rare bony malignancy known to have a high rate of local recurrence after surgery. The best treatment paradigm is still being evaluated. We report our experience and review the literature. We emphasize on the difference between endoscopic and open craniotomy in regard to the anatomical compartment harboring the tumor, the limitations of the approaches and the rate of surgical resection. METHOD: We retrospectively collected all patients with skull-base chordomas operated on between 2004 and 2014...
December 6, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923935/radiographic-mastoid-and-middle-ear-effusions-in-intensive-care-unit-subjects
#3
Phillip Huyett, Yael Raz, Barry E Hirsch, Andrew A McCall
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to determine the incidence of and risk factors associated with the development of radiographic mastoid and middle ear effusions (ME/MEE) in ICU patients. METHODS: Head computed tomography or magnetic resonance images of 300 subjects admitted to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center neurologic ICU from April 2013 through April 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Images were reviewed for absent, partial, or complete opacification of the mastoid air cells and middle ear space...
December 6, 2016: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923275/nasoethmoid-schwannoma-with-intracranial-extension-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Christopher S Hong, I Jonathan Pomeraniec, Robert M Starke, Mark E Shaffrey
Nasoethmoid schwannomas with significant intracranial extension are rare tumours that typically present with visual and olfactory deficits. We describe a nasoethmoid schwannoma in a patient who was completely asymptomatic. Despite impressive intracranial involvement, nasoethmoid schwannomas may present asymptomatically and should be considered in the differential of contrast-enhancing anterior skull base lesions.
December 6, 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923230/skull-subsidence-due-to-periosteum-defect-following-craniotomy-in-a-child
#5
Hidetaka Arishima, Ayumi Akazawa, Ken-Ichiro Kikuta
We report a case of a 7-year-old child with a cranial deformity secondary to a craniotomy for an intracranial hematoma. He suffered from an acute epidural hematoma with a lineal fracture of the right temporal bone following a severe head injury. A large question mark-shaped skin flap with the periosteum and temporal muscle was created for a decompressive craniectomy; however, neither the acute epidural hematoma nor brain swelling was severe, and we performed a small craniotomy compared with the skin flap without a decompressive craniectomy...
December 7, 2016: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922967/cervical-spine-deformity-in-long-standing-untreated-congenital-muscular-torticollis
#6
Mohammed Ahmed Hussein, In Sik Yun, Hanna Park, Yong Oock Kim
BACKGROUND: Congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) is a benign condition. With early diagnosis and appropriate management, it can be cured completely, leaving no residual deformity. However, long-standing, untreated CMT can lead to permanent craniofacial deformities and asymmetry. METHODS: Four adult patients presented to the author with long-standing, untreated CMT. Initial clinical assessment demonstrated tightness of the sternocleidomastoid muscle on the affected side...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922869/long-distance-endovascular-growth-of-jugulotympanic-paraganglioma-evident-in-68ga-dotatate-pet-but-concealed-on-ct
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Nemanja Avramovic, Matthias Weckesser, Aglaé Velasco, Markus Stenner, Benjamin Noto
A 60-year-old woman was referred to contrast-enhanced CT for evaluation of jugular vein thrombosis incidentally detected by ultrasound. Contrast-enhanced CT showed an enhanced tumor of the right skull base highly suspicious of jugulotympanic paraganglioma. However, the jugular veins showed a nearly symmetric contrast enhancement without clear evidence of thrombosis. Consecutive Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT depicted high tumor uptake, which comprised the entire internal jugular vein. Endovascular growth of paraganglioma might be missed on contrast-enhanced CT because of high vascularization of the lesion...
December 3, 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920938/comparison-of-effectiveness-between-cork-screw-and-peg-screw-electrodes-for-transcranial-motor-evoked-potential-monitoring-using-the-finite-element-method
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Ryosuke Tomio, Takenori Akiyama, Takayuki Ohira, Kazunari Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative monitoring of motor evoked potentials by transcranial electric stimulation is popular in neurosurgery for monitoring motor function preservation. Some authors have reported that the peg-screw electrodes screwed into the skull can more effectively conduct current to the brain compared to subdermal cork-screw electrodes screwed into the skin. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of electrode design on transcranial motor evoked potential monitoring...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920870/pyle-disease-metaphyseal-dysplasia-presenting-in-two-adult-sisters
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Diego Ximenes Soares, Amália Mapurunga Almeida, André Rodrigues Façanha Barreto, Ilze Jucá Alencar E Silva, José Daniel Vieira de Castro, Francisco José Magalhães Pinto, Daniel Aguiar Dias, Lindenberg Barbosa Aguiar
Pyle's disease is an extremely rare skeletal disorder characterized by a benign course and an autosomal recessive genetic pattern of inheritance. Its causal mutation is still unknown. In the medical literature, fewer than 30 cases have been described to date. We report the case of two female siblings, daughters of consanguineous parents, referred to the radiology department complaining of genu valgum. Laboratory tests showed no other relevant findings. Conventional radiography plain films revealed Erlenmeyer flask deformity in bilateral femorotibial metaphyses, metaphyseal flaring of long bones, and mild sclerosis of the skull base...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920713/late-onset-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-with-cerebellar-ataxia-as-an-initial-symptom
#10
Jung-Min Pyun, Hyeyoung Park, Kyung Chul Moon, Beomseok Jeon
Late-onset progressive cerebellar ataxia is a diagnostic challenge because of a poor correlation between genotype and phenotype, and a broad range of secondary causes that extend beyond the neurological field. We report the case of a 45-year-old woman admitted after 2 years of slowly progressing cerebellar ataxia, dysarthria, and emotional instability. Notably, she was diagnosed with diabetes insipidus at the age of 35. As 'idiopathic cerebellar ataxia' was suspected, diagnostic tests, including genetic testing as well as serum and cerebrospinal fluid analyses, and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were performed...
September 2016: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920711/rare-paravertebral-and-skull-base-metastases-in-prostate-cancer
#11
Gbeminiyi Samuel, Amir Isbell, Onyekachi Ogbonna, Hasan Iftikhar, Susmita Sakruti, Adebayo Atanda, Raj P Manchandani
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed visceral cancer in the United States. A majority of cases exhibit an insidious course and nonaggressive tumor behavior. Prostate cancer can manifest as lesions which remain localized, regionally invading or metastasize to lymph nodes, bones, and lungs. Here, we report a unique case of metastatic prostate cancer to the right upper mediastinum, presenting as a paravertebral mass within 2 years of initial tissue diagnosis. Paravertebral spread has not been described for prostate cancer, and herein, we discuss the clinical presentation, diagnostic workup, and possible therapeutic options available in light of the literature...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920634/frontonasal-dysplasia-towards-an-understanding-of-molecular-and-developmental-aetiology
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Peter G Farlie, Naomi L Baker, Patrick Yap, Tiong Y Tan
The complex anatomy of the skull and face arises from the requirement to support multiple sensory and structural functions. During embryonic development, the diverse component elements of the neuro- and viscerocranium must be generated independently and subsequently united in a manner that sustains and promotes the growth of the brain and sensory organs, while achieving a level of structural integrity necessary for the individual to become a free-living organism. While each of these individual craniofacial components is essential, the cranial and facial midline lies at a structural nexus that unites these disparately derived elements, fusing them into a whole...
November 2016: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919763/feasibility-of-telementoring-for-micro-neurosurgical-procedures-utilizing-a-microscope-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Bryan Ladd, Ryan D Tackla, Akshay Gupte, David Darrow, Jeffery Sorenson, Mario Zuccarello, Andrew W Grande
BACKGROUND: Our pilot study evaluated the effectiveness of our telementoring-telescripting model to facilitate seamless communication between surgeons while the operating surgeon is under microscope. METHODS: As a first proof of concept, 4 students identified 20 anatomical landmarks on a dry human skull with or without telementoring guidance. To assess the ability to communicate operative information, a senior neurosurgery resident evaluated the student's ability and timing to complete a stepwise craniotomy on a cadaveric head, with and without telementoring guidance; a second portion included exposure of the anterior circulation...
December 2, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919596/chimeric-anterolateral-thigh-free-flap-for-reconstruction-of-complex-cranio-orbito-facial-defects-after-skull-base-cancers-resection
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Mario Cherubino, Mario Turri-Zanoni, Paolo Battaglia, Marco Giudice, Igor Pellegatta, Federico Tamborini, Francesca Maggiulli, Luca Guzzetti, Danilo Di Giovanna, Maurizio Bignami, Carolina Calati, Paolo Castelnuovo, Luigi Valdatta
Complex cranio-orbito-facial defects after skull base cancers resection entail a functional and esthetic reconstruction. The introduction of endoscopic assisted techniques for excision surgery with the advances in reconstructive surgery and anesthesiology allowed to improve the management of such critical patients. We report a series of chimeric anterolateral thigh (ALT) flaps used to reconstruct complex cranio-orbital-facial defects after skull base surgery. A retrospective review of patients that underwent cranio-orbito-facial reconstruction using a chimeric ALT flap from March 2013 to October 2015 at a single tertiary care referral Institute was performed...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919489/cognitive-event-related-potentials-in-multiple-sclerosis-correlation-with-mri-and-neuropsychological-findings
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Vasilios K Kimiskidis, Vasileios Papaliagkas, Kyriaki Sotirakoglou, Zoi K Kouvatsou, Victoria K Kapina, Efrosini Papadaki, Vaia Tsimourtou, Elvira Masoura, Dimitrios A Kazis, Sotirios Papayiannopoulos, Triantafyllos Geroukis, Sevasti Bostanjopoulou
BACKGROUND: Cognitive event-related potentials (ERPs) have been previously correlated with T2 lesion load (Τ2LL) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). It is currently unknown, however, whether ERPs also correlate with brain atrophy or the presence of T1 hypointense lesions ("black holes") which reflect tissue destruction and axonal loss. The primary aim of the current study is to explore the effect of neuroradiological parameters such as brain atrophy, T1 and T2 lesion load on auditory ERPs in MS patients...
November 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919116/stylohyoid-complex-eagle-syndrome-starting-in-a-9-year-old-boy
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Maite Gárriz-Luis, Pablo Irimia, Juan M Alcalde, Pablo Domínguez, Juan Narbona
Background There are only four previous pediatric reports of the glossopharyngeal neuralgic form of the stylohyoid complex syndrome. Stylohyoid complex has merely been described as cases of glossopharyngeal neuralgia in children. Case Report A 12-year-old boy came to our hospital because of recurrent episodes of severe cranial pain (9/10) lasting for 5 to 15 minutes. Pain affected the right tonsillar fossa, ear, and mastoid region. Since the start at the age of 9 years, the frequency of painful episodes has progressively increased: when admitted to our clinics 3 years later, the child was having up to five episodes daily in spite of analgesic, antiepileptic, and antidepressant drugs; he had abandoned school and leisure...
December 5, 2016: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918537/the-genome-and-transcriptome-of-japanese-flounder-provide-insights-into-flatfish-asymmetry
#17
Changwei Shao, Baolong Bao, Zhiyuan Xie, Xinye Chen, Bo Li, Xiaodong Jia, Qiulin Yao, Guillermo Ortí, Wenhui Li, Xihong Li, Kristin Hamre, Juan Xu, Lei Wang, Fangyuan Chen, Yongsheng Tian, Alex M Schreiber, Na Wang, Fen Wei, Jilin Zhang, Zhongdian Dong, Lei Gao, Junwei Gai, Takashi Sakamoto, Sudong Mo, Wenjun Chen, Qiong Shi, Hui Li, Yunji Xiu, Yangzhen Li, Wenteng Xu, Zhiyi Shi, Guojie Zhang, Deborah M Power, Qingyin Wang, Manfred Schartl, Songlin Chen
Flatfish have the most extreme asymmetric body morphology of vertebrates. During metamorphosis, one eye migrates to the contralateral side of the skull, and this migration is accompanied by extensive craniofacial transformations and simultaneous development of lopsided body pigmentation. The evolution of this developmental and physiological innovation remains enigmatic. Comparative genomics of two flatfish and transcriptomic analyses during metamorphosis point to a role for thyroid hormone and retinoic acid signaling, as well as phototransduction pathways...
December 5, 2016: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918377/utility-of-emergency-department-observation-units-for-neurologically-intact-children-with-head-ct-abnormalities-secondary-to-acute-closed-head-injury
#18
Roxanna Lefort, Jill V Hunter, Andrea T Cruz, A Chantal Caviness, Thomas G Luerssen, Aderonke Adekunle-Ojo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the utility of the emergency department observation unit (EDOU) for neurologically intact children with closed head injuries (CHIs) and computed tomography (CT) abnormalities. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of children aged 0 to 18 years with acute CHI, abnormal head CT, and a Glasgow Coma Scales score of 14 or higher admitted to the EDOU of a tertiary care children's hospital from 2007 to 2010. Children with multisystem trauma, nonaccidental trauma, and previous neurosurgical or coagulopathic conditions were excluded...
December 1, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916725/prognostic-value-of-a-category-based-on-electron-microscopic-features-of-clival-chordomas
#19
Jiwei Bai, Yixuan Zhai, Shuai Wang, Hua Gao, Jiang Du, Junmei Wang, Mingxuan Li, Chuzhong Li, Songbai Gui, Cuiping Zhang, Yilin Sun, Yazhuo Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Skull base chordomas are clinically malignant because of the difficulty of total removal and the high recurrence rate. Because the disease-free survival after surgery is currently unpredictable, there is a need for new parameters obtained from histological analyses of the resection specimen that allows a risk stratification of patients with chordoma. METHODS: Electron microscopic diagnoses were introduced into the clinical practice for the diagnosis of chordoma in our department in recent years...
December 1, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916400/the-therapeutic-effect-of-patient-specific-implants-in-cranioplasty
#20
Thomas Zegers, Mariel Ter Laak-Poort, David Koper, Bernd Lethaus, Peter Kessler
OBJECTIVE: Patient specific implants have been used for the reconstruction of large skull bone defects. Several therapeutic effects have been suggested in current literature but were never objectified. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the change in quality of life, pain, aesthetics, and the surgical and medical outcomes after reconstruction of large skull bone defects with titanium or polyetheretherketone (PEEK) implants. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 29 consecutive patients receiving a patient specific skull implant between November 2004 and December 2015...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
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