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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101675/operative-planning-aid-for-optimal-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-entry-points-in-pediatric-cases
#1
Zsolt Zador, David J Coope, Abteen Mostofi, Ian D Kamaly-Asl
OBJECT: Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) uses anatomical spaces of the ventricular system to reach the third ventricle floor and create an alternative pathway for cerebrospinal fluid flow. Optimal ETV trajectories have been previously proposed in the literature, designed to grant access to the third ventricle floor without a displacement of eloquent periventricular structures. However, in hydrocephalus, there is a significant variability to the configuration of the ventricular system, implying that the optimal ETV trajectory and cranial entry point needs to be planned on a case-by-case basis...
January 18, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100860/-a-pediatric-case-of-intractable-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage-after-implantation-of-an-intrathecal-baclofen-pump
#2
Akitsugu Morishita, Hideo Aihara, Tomoaki Nakai, Masao Adachi
Intrathecal baclofen(ITB)infusion can offer a useful treatment for severe spasticity;however, numerous complications have been reported. We report a pediatric case in which intractable cerebrospinal fluid(CSF)leakage associated with several inconvenient symptoms arose after implantation of the ITB pump system. A 10-year-old girl with spastic quadriparesis and athetoid cerebral palsy underwent implantation of an ITB delivery system. After discharge, she presented with fluid collection surrounding the pump in the abdomen...
January 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095378/advanced-neuroimaging-techniques-in-pediatric-hydrocephalus
#3
Smruti K Patel, Weihong Yuan, Francesco T Mangano
From the early days of pneumoencephalography and ventriculography to the emerging technology of magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of the present day, neuroimaging has always been a critical tool in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus. There is accumulating evidence from both human and animal research suggesting that one of the major pathophysiological mechanisms underlying poor outcomes in these children is damage to vulnerable white matter (WM) structures in the brain as a result of ventricular enlargement and increased intracranial pressure...
January 18, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059677/hydrocephalus-in-a-patient-with-an-unruptured-pial-arteriovenous-fistula-hydrodynamic-considerations-endovascular-treatment-and-clinical-course
#4
Jesús A Morales-Gómez, Vicente V Garza-Oyervides, José A Arenas-Ruiz, Mariana Mercado-Flores, C Guillermo Elizondo-Riojas, Frederick A Boop, Ángel Martínez-Ponce de León
Intracranial pial arteriovenous fistulas, also known as nongalenic fistulas, are rare vascular malformations affecting predominantly the pediatric population. Hydrocephalus is an unusual presentation in which the exact pathophysiology is not fully understood. The aim of treatment in these cases is occlusion of the fistula prior to considering ventricular shunting. Here, the authors describe the hydrodynamic considerations of the paravascular pathway and the resolution of hydrocephalus with endovascular treatment of the fistula...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058483/three-dimensional-ultrasound-of-the-neonatal-brain-technical-approach-and-spectrum-of-disease
#5
Jessica Kurian, Susan Sotardi, Mark C Liszewski, William A Gomes, Thomas Hoffman, Benjamin H Taragin
Brain pathology is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in neonates, especially in the premature population. While conventional two-dimensional neurosonography is traditionally used for screening, diagnosis and monitoring of brain disorders such as germinal matrix hemorrhage, periventricular leukomalacia and hydrocephalus, three-dimensional ultrasonography has gained popularity in a variety of clinical applications in recent years. Three-dimensional ultrasonography is not yet widely utilized in pediatric imaging but is a potentially powerful tool for evaluating the neonatal brain...
January 5, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032389/bithalamic-gliomas-may-be-molecularly-distinct-from-their-unilateral-high-grade-counterparts
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Alberto Broniscer, Scott N Hwang, Omar Chamdine, Tong Lin, Stanley Pounds, Arzu Onar-Thomas, Lei Chi, Sheila Shurtleff, Sariah Allen, Amar Gajjar, Paul Northcott, Brent A Orr
Bithalamic gliomas are rare cancers diagnosed based on poorly defined radiologic criteria. Infiltrative astrocytomas account for most cases. While some previous studies reported dismal outcomes for patients with bithalamic gliomas irrespective of therapy and histologic grade, others described better prognoses even without anticancer therapy. Little is known about their molecular characteristics. We reviewed clinical, radiologic, and histologic features of patients with bithalamic gliomas treated at our institution over 15 years...
December 28, 2016: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002814/the-global-rise-of-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-with-choroid-plexus-cauterization-in-pediatric-hydrocephalus
#7
Michael C Dewan, Robert P Naftel
In the quest to identify the optimal means of cerebrospinal fluid diversion free of shunt dependency, endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) with choroid plexus cauterization (CPC) has been proposed as a promising procedure in select children. Supplementing traditional ETV with obliteration of the choroid plexus has been shown to decrease the likelihood of ultimate shunt dependency by roughly 20%. Originally devised to treat hydrocephalus in infants in sub-Saharan Africa, ETV/CPC has gained eager attention and cautious support in the developed world...
December 22, 2016: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001090/recent-technological-advances-in-pediatric-brain-tumor-surgery
#8
Bassel Zebian, Francesco Vergani, José Pedro Lavrador, Soumya Mukherjee, William John Kitchen, Vita Stagno, Christos Chamilos, Benedetta Pettorini, Conor Mallucci
X-rays and ventriculograms were the first imaging modalities used to localize intracranial lesions including brain tumors as far back as the 1880s. Subsequent advances in preoperative radiological localization included computed tomography (CT; 1971) and MRI (1977). Since then, other imaging modalities have been developed for clinical application although none as pivotal as CT and MRI. Intraoperative technological advances include the microscope, which has allowed precise surgery under magnification and improved lighting, and the endoscope, which has improved the treatment of hydrocephalus and allowed biopsy and complete resection of intraventricular, pituitary and pineal region tumors through a minimally invasive approach...
December 21, 2016: CNS Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989409/the-burden-of-ionizing-radiation-studies-in-children-with-ventricular-shunts
#9
Maria C Antonucci, Noel S Zuckerbraun, Elizabeth C Tyler-Kabara, Andre D Furtado, Meghan E Murphy, Jennifer R Marin
OBJECTIVES: To quantify the number of shunt-related imaging studies that patients with ventricular shunts undergo and to calculate the proportion of computed tomography (CT) scans associated with a surgical intervention. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective longitudinal cohort analysis of patients up to age 22 years with a shunt placed January 2002 through December 2003 at a pediatric hospital. Primary outcome was the number of head CT scans, shunt series radiograph, skull radiographs, nuclear medicine, and brain magnetic resonance imaging studies for 10 years following shunt placement...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923222/pediatric-primary-diffuse-leptomeningeal-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Jesna Mathew Sublett, Caitlin Davenport, Howard Eisenbrock, Shamsher Dalal, Syed A Jaffar Kazmi, Amir Kershenovich
BACKGROUND: Primary diffuse leptomeningeal primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PDL PNET) is extremely rare, with only 19 cases reported in the literature to date. We present a case of a child with rapidly progressive PDL PNET and a literature review. A 10-year-old boy presented with mood lability, hallucinations, generalized pain, enuresis, and headaches. Initial investigation failed to produce a diagnosis. The symptoms progressed to seizure, back pain, and papilledema. Imaging showed acute hydrocephalus and mild diffuse leptomeningeal enhancement without an identifiable primary lesion...
7, 2016: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922966/local-coverage-for-acute-severely-herniated-brain-using-scalp-and-forehead-flaps-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-head-trauma
#11
Matthew Brown, Navid Pourtaheri, Kristopher Katira, Sunil Manjila, Ali S Totonchi
A 4-year-old-boy required emergent craniectomy and drainage of a large right-sided acute subdural hematoma after head trauma, during which massive sinus hemorrhage with brain swelling occurred. Acute intraoperative management entailed dural cover using synthetic dural membrane substitute and scalp coverage over the herniated brain using acellular dermal matrix. After intensive monitoring and control of raised intracranial pressure over the next few days, the exposed brain was then covered by scalp and forehead flaps with cadaveric skin grafting to the donor site...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921213/pediatric-intracranial-primary-anaplastic-ganglioglioma
#12
Wolf Lüdemann, Rouzbeh Banan, Christian Hartmann, Helmut Bertalanffy, Concezio Di Rocco
BACKGROUND: Primary intracranial anaplastic gangliogliomas are rare tumors in the pediatric patient group. Most of them present with symptoms of elevated pressure or symptomatic epilepsy. Extraaxial location is far more common than axial location. On MRI examination, they mimic pilocytic astrocytomas. The outcome after surgery depends mainly on the possible amount of surgical resection, and oncological therapy is necessary to prevent recurrence of the disease. CASE REPORT: An 11-year-old boy presented with headache and double vision due to obstructive hydrocephalus...
December 5, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911250/letter-to-the-editor-the-preventable-shunt-revision-rate-and-the-measurement-of-quality-in-pediatric-hydrocephalus
#13
Joseph Piatt
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December 2, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885947/quickbrain-mri-for-the-detection-of-acute-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury
#14
David C Sheridan, Craig D Newgard, Nathan R Selden, Mubeen A Jafri, Matthew L Hansen
OBJECTIVE The current gold-standard imaging modality for pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) is CT, but it confers risks associated with ionizing radiation. QuickBrain MRI (qbMRI) is a rapid brain MRI protocol that has been studied in the setting of hydrocephalus, but its ability to detect traumatic injuries is unknown. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective cohort study of pediatric patients with TBI who were undergoing evaluation at a single Level I trauma center between February 2010 and December 2013...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883967/case-report-of-migration-of-2-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-catheters-to-the-scrotum-use-of-an-inguinal-incision-for-retrieval-diagnostic-laparoscopy-and-hernia-repair
#15
Caesar Ricci, Bratislav M Velimirovic, Tamara N Fitzgerald
BACKGROUD: Ventriculoperitoneal shunts are commonly used in the treatment of hydrocephalus, and catheter migration to various body sites has been reported. Pediatric and general surgeons are asked on occasion to assist with intraabdominal access for these shunts, particularly when there may be extensive adhesions or other complicating factors. METHODS: We describe a case in which an old shunt catheter was never removed from the abdomen, and it migrated through an inguinal hernia into the scrotum...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858385/third-ventricle-floor-variations-and-abnormalities-in-myelomeningocele-associated-hydrocephalus-an-experience-in-455-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-procedures
#16
Volkan Etus, Tugba Morali Guler, Hakan Karabagli
AIM: This multicenter study aims to evaluate the incidence of anatomical variations and abnormalities of the third ventricle floor encountered during endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) procedure in myelomeningocele associated hydrocephalus (MAH) cases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on 455 pediatric MAH cases that have been treated with ETV. This case series consisted of the patients who were initially treated with ETV and those who were treated with ETV for the management of cerebrospinal fluid shunt dysfunction as well...
September 21, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830629/independence-in-self-care-activities-in-children-with-myelomeningocele-exploring-factors-based-on-the-international-classification-of-function-model
#17
Shoshana Steinhart, Emmanuel Kornitzer, Adi Bracha Baron, Coos Wever, Levana Shoshan, Michal Katz-Leurer
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between disease factors, body functions and structures, activities, personal and environmental factors with independence in self-care activities in children with myelomeningocele (MMC), utilizing the International Classification of Function model. METHOD: 113 children with MMC, aged 3-18 years were assessed during an annual MMC-clinic visit. Data on the personal and environmental factors, disease factors, hand function, mobility, visual perception, cognition, and communication were assessed in relation to the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) self-care domain...
November 10, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816893/prevention-of-infection-by-antibiotic-impregnated-shunts-after-pediatric-hydrocephalus-treatment-a-single-center-retrospective-study-in-china
#18
Bo Yang, Yunhai Song, Pingping Gao, Nan Bao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate infection prevention by antibiotic-impregnated shunts (AIS) relative to conventional ones after pediatric hydrocephalus treatment. METHODS: This single center, retrospective analysis comprised 807 consecutive pediatric cases of hydrocephalus shunting performed by the same neurosurgeon between January 2001 and February 2013. Conventional and AIS catheters were used in 303 and 504 cases, respectively. Study outcomes were infection rates at 6 months (primary), and at 1 month and between 1 and 6 months (secondary)...
December 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814690/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-cryptococcal-meningitis-in-hiv-seronegative-children-in-beijing-china-2002-2013
#19
Ling-Yun Guo, Lin-Lin Liu, Yue Liu, Tian-Ming Chen, Shao-Ying Li, Yong-Hong Yang, Gang Liu
BACKGROUND: Data regarding HIV-seronegative pediatric patients with cryptococcal meningitis (CM) have been very limited. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed non-HIV-infected in patients with CM from January 2002 through December 2013 in Beijing Children's Hospital. Records of the all patients were obtained and compared. RESULTS: The 34 children had a median age of 5.6 years. Most of the patients were male (67.6 %). Only 23.5 % of the cases had identifiable underlying diseases...
November 4, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813458/a-systematic-review-of-overall-survival-in-pediatric-primary-glioblastoma-multiforme-of-the-spinal-cord
#20
Subhas K Konar, Shyamal C Bir, Tanmoy K Maiti, Anil Nanda
OBJECTIVE The incidence of primary spinal cord glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in the pediatric age group is very rare. Only a few case series and case reports have been published in the literature; therefore, overall survival (OS) outcome and the as-yet poorly defined management options are not discussed in detail. The authors performed a cumulative survival analysis of all reported cases of pediatric spinal cord GBM to identify the predictive factors related to final survival outcome. METHODS A comprehensive search for relevant articles was performed on PubMed's electronic database MEDLINE for the period from 1950 to 2015 using the search words "malignant spinal cord tumor" and "spinal glioblastoma multiforme...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
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