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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678713/posterior-fossa-epidural-hematomas-a-rare-but-serious-complication-of-occipito-cervical-fusion-surgery
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Chang Rong Zhu, Jianhua Wang, Dai Jianqiang, Kun Chen, Xia Hong
BACKGROUND: Posterior occipito-cervical fusion surgery is a commonly used surgical method to treat various craniovertebral junction pathologies. Though it is an effective method, there also have been some reports about complications of occipito-cervical fusion. However, there have been no reports about posterior fossa epidural hematomas after occipito-cervical fusion. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 44-year-old female was referred to our Hospital with a 6-month history of neck pain and numbness limbs for 2 months...
April 17, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672768/microsurgical-resection-of-a-meningioma-at-the-entrance-of-dorello-s-canal-causing-vi-cranial-nerve-compression-2-dimensional-operative-video
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Abdulrahman Alturki, Alejandro Enriquez-Marulanda, Raghav Gupta, Ajith J Thomas, Christopher S Ogilvy
We describe the case of a 73-yr-old female patient with a 2-yr history of diplopia that has progressively become worse. Physical examination revealed a right VI cranial nerve (CN) palsy. Magnetic resonance imaging and angiography showed a dolichoectatic basilar artery near the VI CN. A suboccipital craniectomy was performed, initially with the intention to perform a microvascular decompression; however, a red mass was encountered at the entrance of the right Dorello's canal that was compressing the VI CN. Complete resection of the lesion was done and decompression of the nerve was accomplished...
April 17, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664457/aspergillus-sinusitis-complicated-with-meningitis-and-multiple-cerebral-infarctions-in-immunocompetent-patient
#3
Ahmad AlHaj Houssen, Fahad Algreeshah
This is a case of a 33-year-old male complaining of severe headache, neck pain, photophobia, vomiting and high-grade fever of several days. He had history of nasal polyp removal and recurrent sinusitis in the last 8 years. On examination: conscious with glasco coma scale (GCS) 15/15 and normal limbs strength but with positive Babinski sign. For further observation, he was admitted and full work-up was done. Even though full empirical antibiotics were started, there was no immediate improvement and he deteriorated dramatically developing ocular deficit, hydrocephalus and lower level of consciousness with multiple infarctions found at different areas in brain...
April 2018: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664455/physician-awareness-of-decompressive-hemicraniectomy-for-malignant-middle-cerebral-artery-infarction-in-saudi-arabia-and-the-gulf-countries
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Hosam M Al-Jehani, Abdulaziz Alsharydah, Seba A Rammal, Saleh S Baeesa, Mohammad Mekhlafi
OBJECTIVE: To explore the perspective on Decompressive craniectomy (DH) of each of these specialties to establish common grounds for improved clinical practice. METHODS: An electronic survey was distributed via email and social media groups to members of these specialties in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries. Local practices, common triggers for referral for DH, perceived outcomes of these procedures, individual impression of what constitutes good clinical outcomes were explored...
April 2018: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648985/feasibility-of-telemetric-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-in-the-neuro-intensive-care-unit
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Alexander Lilja-Cyron, Jesper Kelsen, Morten Andresen, Kåre Fugleholm, Marianne Juhler
Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is crucial in the management of acute neurosurgical conditions such as traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, pathological ICP may persist beyond the admission to the neuro intensive care unit (NICU). We investigated the feasibility of telemetric ICP monitoring in the NICU, as this technology provides the possibility of long-term ICP assessment beyond NICU discharge. In this prospective investigation, we implanted telemetric ICP sensors (Raumedic Neurovent-P-tel) instead of conventional, cabled ICP sensors in patients undergoing decompressive craniectomy...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622505/preoperative-lumbar-drainage-placement-for-surgical-cranioplasty
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Henrik Giese, Jennifer Meyer, Andreas Unterberg, Christopher Beynon
OBJECTIVE: Intraoperative reduction of cerebrospinal fluid may be required in patients undergoing cranioplasty (CP) surgery, especially in the presence of bulging cranial defects. Direct cannulation of the frontal horn of the lateral ventricle is associated with risks such as intracerebral haemorrhage or postoperative leakage of cerebrospinal fluid. Here we report our initial experiences with preoperative lumbar drain (LD) placement for cranioplasty surgery in patients with bulging cranial defects...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620651/treatment-of-giant-cavernous-aneurysm-in-an-elderly-patient-via-extracranial-intracranial-saphenous-vein-bypass-graft-in-a-hybrid-operating-room-a-case-report
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Can Xin, Jianjian Zhang, Zhengwei Li, Zhongwei Xiong, Bangkun Yang, Xiaolin Wu, Hao Wang, Yichun Zou, Rongqing Wu, Wenyuan Zhao, Jincao Chen
RATIONALE: Extracranial-intracranial saphenous vein bypass (EC-IC SVB) remains indispensable for treating giant cavernous aneurysms. We report an unusual case of a giant cavernous aneurysm in an elderly patient treated with EC-IC SVB in a hybrid operating room. Immediately following proximal ligation of the internal carotid artery (ICA), she suffered an acute intraoperative encephalocele. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 71-year-old woman had suffered from severe headache and double vision for 4 months...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593631/acute-hemorrhagic-encephalitis-responding-to-combined-decompressive-craniectomy-intravenous-immunoglobulin-and-corticosteroid-therapies-association-with-novel-ranbp2-variant
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Abdulla Alawadhi, Christine Saint-Martin, Farhan Bhanji, Myriam Srour, Jeffrey Atkinson, Guillaume Sébire
Background: Acute hemorrhagic encephalomyelitis (AHEM) is considered as a rare form of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis characterized by fulminant encephalopathy with hemorrhagic necrosis and most often fatal outcome. Objective: To report the association with Ran Binding Protein ( RANBP2) gene variant and the response to decompressive craniectomy and high-dose intravenous methylprednisolone (IVMP) in life-threatening AHEM. Design: Single case study...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580020/ideally-how-early-should-cranioplasty-be-performed-days-weeks-or-months-following-decompressive-craniectomy-surgery-to-label-as-optimal-early-cranioplasty-big-enigma
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29577100/lagophthalmos-caused-by-cicatricial-adhesion-of-orbital-adipose-tissue-to-orbital-roof-a-case-report
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Yoshiyuki Kitaguchi, Jacqueline Mupas-Uy, Yasuhiro Takahashi, Hirohiko Kakizaki
Purpose: To report a case of lagophthalmos caused by cicatricial adhesion of orbital adipose tissue to the orbital roof. Observations: A 23-year-old female was presented with right lagophthalmos. Five months prior to consult at our clinic, she suffered from a penetrating trauma to the frontal lobe of the brain through the right orbital roof with cerebrospinal fluid leakage. Decompressive craniectomy was performed immediately after the injury using a coronal incision, which was followed by reconstruction with an artificial bone 1 month later...
March 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574222/the-dilemma-of-anticoagulating-patients-with-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-who-underwent-decompressive-craniectomy
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Plinio Duarte Mendes, Clayton Lucas da Silva Lopes, Diogo Mendes França, Jarbas Carvalhais Reis, Augusto Cesar de Jesus Santos, Rogerio Zenobio Darwich
BACKGROUND: Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is an uncommon subtype of cerebrovascular accident. The time to be allowed between decompressive craniectomy (DC) and the onset of anticoagulation in patients diagnosed with CVT is still a controversial topic among neurosurgeons, neurologists, and intensivists. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present a brief clinical case report of a female patient who underwent DC and was later diagnosed with CVT, for whom anticoagulation was initiated 24 hours postoperatively...
March 21, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567873/-two-cases-of-difficult-to-treat-acute-epidural-hematoma-and-a-review-of-decompressive-craniectomy-with-hematoma-evacuation
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Takanari Okamoto, Kunihiko Umezawa, Syogo Ogita, Kunikazu Kurosaki, Tetsuro Takegami, Satoshi Kimura
INTRODUCTION: Decompressive craniectomy(DC)with craniotomy for acute epidural hematoma(AEDH)removal is controversial. Here, we summarized two difficult AEDH cases where DC was performed. CASE 1:A 26-year-old man sustained a head injury in a bicycle accident, with a Japan Coma Scale(JCS)score of 200, right pupil mydriasis, and a left decerebrate posture on admission. Computed tomography(CT)revealed right AEDH with a midline shift. Craniotomy was performed without DC. Postoperatively, his consciousness level and anisocoria improved(JCS score, 30)...
March 2018: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559063/early-craniectomy-improves-intracranial-and-cerebral-perfusion-pressure-after-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Casey J Allen, Daniel J Baldor, Mena M Hanna, Nicholas Namias, M Ross Bullock, Jonathan R Jagid, Kenneth G Proctor
After traumatic brain injury, decompressive craniectomy (DC) is a second-tier, late therapy for refractory intracranial hypertension. We hypothesize that early DC, based on CT evidence of intracranial hypertension, improves intracranial pressure (ICP) and cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP). From September 2008 to January 2015, 286 traumatic brain injury patients requiring invasive ICP monitoring at a single Level I trauma center were reviewed. DC and non-DC patients were propensity score matched 1:1, based on demographics, hemodynamics, injury severity score (ISS), Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), transfusion requirements, and need for vasopressor therapy...
March 1, 2018: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556835/impact-of-randomized-controlled-trials-on-neurosurgical-practice-in-decompressive-craniectomy-for-ischemic-stroke
#14
Thomas Beez, Hans-Jakob Steiger
Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are gold standard for comparing treatment modalities. Recently, RCTs transformed ischemic stroke care by first proving benefit of decompressive craniectomy (DC) and later of interventional mechanical thrombectomy. Aim of this study was to explore the impact of RCTs on neurosurgical practice. RCTs investigating DC and thrombectomy were identified. Annual numbers of DCs for ischemic stroke between 2000 and 2017 were determined and correlated with publication dates of RCTs. The initial RCTs demonstrating efficacy of DC were published in 2007, followed by an increase in DC numbers between 2008 and 2009...
March 19, 2018: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546554/a-randomised-controlled-trial-comparing-autologous-cranioplasty-with-custom-made-titanium-cranioplasty-long-term-follow-up
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Stephen Honeybul, David Anthony Morrison, Kwok M Ho, Christopher R P Lind, Elizabeth Geelhoed
OBJECTIVE: To compare the long-term outcomes of patients who had been randomly allocated to receive primary titanium cranioplasty or autologous bone graft following decompressive craniectomy. METHODS: Sixty-four patients had been previously enrolled and randomised to receive either their own bone graft or a primary titanium cranioplasty. Functional and cosmetic outcomes had previously been assessed at 1-year following the cranioplasty procedure. Hospital records and the Picture Archiving communication system were reviewed to determine how many patients had cranioplasty failure or associated complications such as seizures beyond 1 year-with a minimum of 24-month follow-up...
March 15, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543217/-reasonability-and-efficacy-of-decompressive-craniectomy-in-patients-with-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-after-microsurgical-aneurysm-exclusion
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Yu V Pilipenko, An N Konovalov, Sh Sh Eliava, O B Belousova, D N Okishev, I A Sazonov, T F Tabasaranskiy
In recent years, the so-called primary or preventive decompressive craniectomy (DC) has been increasingly used in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The main goal of the technique is prevention of refractory intracranial hypertension (ICH) and its consequences. PURPOSE: The study purpose was to define the CT criteria for reasonability and efficacy of DC as well as clarification of the indications for preventive DC in patients with SAH after microsurgical aneurysm exclusion...
2018: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538039/endoscopic-endonasal-approach-to-the-upper-cervical-spine-for-decompression-of-the-cervicomedullary-junction-following-occipitocervical-fusion
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Ibrahim Hussain, Theodore H Schwartz, Jeffrey P Greenfield
Basilar invagination is defined as abnormal upward and/or posterior displacement of the odontoid leading to ventral compression of the cervicomedullary junction. This condition leads to lower cranial neuropathies, sensorimotor deficits, and myelopathy. These symptoms can persist even after posterior decompression, which is an indication for ventral decompression. Transoral approaches to the upper cervical spine carry significant morbidity, limiting their utility. The endonasal approach to the upper cervical spine presents an alternative for patients with amenable anatomy...
March 13, 2018: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521746/conservative-treatment-for-delayed-infection-after-cranioplasty-with-titanium-alloy
#18
Yuanwei Hu, Xiang Li, Ruirui Zhao, Kang Zhang
Cranioplasty (CP) is considered a low-risk operation in the field of neurosurgery following decompression craniectomy. Nevertheless, CP is still burdened by surgical complications, among which early or late infections are the most common outcome-threatening ones. Most of infection cases occur within a week after CP. Except that, implant-associated scalp infection is the most common complication, and leads to implant removal in many patients with refractory and recurrent infection. The authors reported a patient presenting with epidural infection about 3 months after titanium implant and cured by anti-infective treatment for 2 weeks...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521730/impact-of-alcohol-screening-for-traumatic-brain-injury-patients-being-admitted-to-neurosurgical-intensive-care-unit
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Chong Sherry Cheever, Celestina Barbosa-Leiker
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence and describe the importance of alcohol screening for all patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and examine the relationship between gender, age, Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS), emergent decompressive craniectomy, Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) from the emergency department (ED), and the length of stay with alcohol screening. METHOD: This is a retrospective analysis of de-identified data from the 2012 TBI registry of a level 1 trauma center in the Pacific Northwest...
April 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501515/value-of-ventricular-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-for-traumatic-bifrontal-contusions
#20
Jun-Hui Chen, Pei-Pei Li, Li-Kun Yang, Lei Chen, Jie Zhu, Xu Hu, Yu-Hai Wang
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the clinical efficacy of and optimal therapeutic strategy for ventricular intracranial pressure monitoring (V-ICPM) in patients with traumatic bifrontal contusions (TBCs). METHODS: From 8760 patients with a traumatic brain injury treated between January 2010 and January 2016, a retrospective analysis was performed on 105 patients with TBC who underwent V-ICPM and 282 TBC patients who did not. All patients underwent treatment at the 101st Hospital of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (Wuxi, China)...
February 28, 2018: World Neurosurgery
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