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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711543/clival-defect-with-primary-csf-rhinorrhea-a-very-rare-presentation-with-challenging-management
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Sheikh Asad, Jens Peters-Willke, Warwick Brennan, Saima Asad
Primary spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea due to clival defect is an extremely rare presentation and only six cases have been reported in the literature so far(17). We present a unique case of a 64-year-old lady who presented with 2 years history of ongoing CSF rhinorrhea. She had similar episode at the age of 40 and suffered from meningitis. She had MRI, CT cisternogram as well as CT of brain and that showed clival defect with CSF leak into the sphenoid sinus. She underwent trans-sphenoidal repair of the clival defect with concurrent lumbar drain insertion for CSF drainage...
July 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676464/endonasal-endoscopic-odontoidectomy-in-ventral-pathologies-of-the-cranio-cervical-junction-results-of-a-multicenter-experience
#2
Salvatore Chibbaro, Helene Cebula, Sorin Aldea, Bertrand Baussart, Leonardo Tigan, Julien Todeschi, Antonio Romano, Mario Ganau, Christian Debry, Franco Servadei, Francois Proust, Stephane Gaillard
BACKGROUND: Over the past decades, supported by preliminary anatomical and clinical studies exploring its feasibility and safety, an ever growing experience was built on the use of the endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) to ventral pathologies at the cranio-cervical junction (CCJ). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Multicenter study over a 4 years period on 14 patients managed by EEA odontoidectomy for CCJ pathologies causing irreducible atlanto-axial dislocation. The surgical set up included an IGS system based on CT and MRI images fusion, and 0° and 30° angled endoscopes with dedicated endoscopic tools...
July 1, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575349/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-novel-self-adhering-dural-substitute-in-a-canine-supratentorial-durotomy-model
#3
Kevin M Lewis, Jenifer Sweet, Scott T Wilson, Serge Rousselle, Heinz Gulle, Bernhard Baumgartner
BACKGROUND: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks increase postoperative risk for complication, likelihood of reoperation, and costs. OBJECTIVE: To investigate a novel, self-adhering polyethylene glycol-coated collagen pad (PCC) as a dural substitute relative to Duragen XS (DGX; Integra LifeSciences Corporation, Plainsboro, New Jersey) and as a dural sealant relative to Tachosil (Takeda Austria GmbH, Linz, Austria), a fibrinogen and thrombin-coated collagen pad (FTC)...
June 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474582/delayed-extensive-lumbar-sub-dural-effusion-following-discectomy-clinical-imaging-and-case-report
#4
Arun-Kumar Kaliya-Perumal, Meng-Ling Lu, Fu-Cheng Kao, Chi-Chien Niu
Incidental durotomy during lumbar spine surgery is a commonly reported complication. Those presenting with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak are usually recognized and repaired intraoperatively. In some circumstances, it may either be unrecognised or occur as a delayed complication. Such delayed occurrences cannot be predicted and its management remain a challenge to the surgeon, especially when it presents as a subdural effusion. We report a 55-year-old man who underwent mini open lumbar discectomy through left side for a prolapsed L4-L5 disc...
March 2017: BioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452710/excavating-meningoencephaloceles-a-newly-recognized-entity
#5
Patricia A Loftus, Sarah K Wise, Pedram Daraei, Kristen Baugnon, John M DelGaudio
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks are largely attributed to idiopathic intracranial hypertension and typically present as skull base defects with or without prolapse of intracranial contents. However, in our practice, we have encountered a distinct type of spontaneous CSF leak that presents in a different manner. OBJECTIVE: To discuss a newly-classified, difficult to treat, subset of spontaneous CSF leaks that present as excavation of the bone of the skull base in a tunnel- or canal-like fashion by a meningocele or meningoencephalocele instead of as a localized area of bony dehiscence...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451020/foramen-magnum-meningioma-s-management-the-experience-of-the-department-of-neurosurgery-in-marrakesh
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Farouk Hajhouji, Mohammed Lmejjati, Khalid Aniba, Mehdi Laghmari, Houssine Ghannane, Said Ait Benali
Our study is a retrospective analysis of the clinical data, surgical outcomes, histological finding and prognosis of foramen magnum meningiomas through a serie of 8 cases operated at the department of neurosurgery at Mohammed VI medical university hospital, Marrakesh. From January 2002 to December 2015. There were 3 male and 5 female patients (mean age, 46.75 years). Cervico-occipital pain (100%) and motor deficit (100%) were the most common presenting symptoms. MRI was the most appropriate diagnostic tool in visualizing tumors of this region...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435930/spinal-subdural-hematoma-a-rare-case-of-spinal-subdural-hematoma-complicating-routine-minimally-invasive-lumbar-discectomy-and-decompression-and-relevant-literature-review
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Chelsea C Boe, Brett A Freedman, Ravi Kumar, Kendall Lee, Robert McDonald, John Port
We present a case of apparently uncomplicated lumbar decompression and discectomy with delayed postoperative neurological deterioration secondary to subdural hematoma at the thoracolumbar level of the spinal cord. Previously described subdural hematomas have occurred spontaneously or related to iatrogenic injury. Hitherto, no case of acute postoperative subdural hematoma has been reported in the postoperative setting in the absence of known iatrogenic dural injury. A 76-year-old male with central and lateral recess spinal stenosis underwent apparently uncomplicated bilateral L3-4 and left sided L4-5 decompressive partial laminectomies and discectomy...
March 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410953/spontaneous-cerebrospinal-fluid-fistula-in-the-clivus
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A Codina Aroca, J R Gras Cabrerizo, M De Juan Delago, H Massegur Solench
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistulas are infrequent and only 10 cases in the literature have been located in the clivus. We describe two new cases of CSF fistulas in this site and review the literature. CASE REPORT: The first patient was a 52-year-old woman referred to our centre for intermittent rhinorrhea that had been diagnosed after an episode of meningitis. The second case was a 69-year-old man who was visited for rhinorrhea of one-year duration; he also developed meningitis during the preoperative study...
April 11, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409727/clival-chordomas-considerations-after-16-years-of-endoscopic-endonasal-surgery
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Matteo Zoli, Laura Milanese, Rocco Bonfatti, Marco Faustini-Fustini, Gianluca Marucci, Giovanni Tallini, Corrado Zenesini, Carmelo Sturiale, Giorgio Frank, Ernesto Pasquini, Diego Mazzatenta
OBJECTIVE In the past decade, the role of the endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) has relevantly evolved for skull base tumors. In this study, the authors review their surgical experience with using an EEA in the treatment of clival chordomas, which are deep and infiltrative skull base lesions, and they highlight the advantages and limitations of this ventral approach. METHODS All consecutive cases of chordoma treated with an EEA between 1998 and 2015 at a single institution are included in this study. Preoperative assessment consisted of neuroimaging (MRI and CT with angiography sequences) and endocrinological, neurological, and ophthalmological evaluations, which were repeated 3 months after surgery and annually thereafter...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402198/ventral-longitudinal-intraspinal-fluid-collection-rare-presentation-as-brachial-amyotrophy-and-intracranial-hypotension
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Veeramani Preethish-Kumar, Seena Vengalil, Sarbesh Tiwari, Kiran Polavarapu, M Netravathi, Aravinda Hanumanthapura Ramalingaiah, Atchayaram Nalini
CONTEXT: Ventral longitudinal intraspinal fluid collection (VLISFC) presenting as hand amyotrophy has been described only in a few cases and there are no reports on associated intracranial CSF hypovolemia (ICH). We describe the clinical and imaging findings of a case with combined brachial amyotrophy and ICH secondary to VLISFC. FINDINGS: A 31 year old man presented with severe positional neck discomfort, radiating pain, progressive asymmetrical wasting and weakness of distal upper limbs...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385420/less-is-more-efficacy-of-rapid-3d-t2-space-in-ed-patients-with-acute-atypical-low-back-pain
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Nicholas A Koontz, Richard H Wiggins, Megan K Mills, Michael S McLaughlin, Elaine C Pigman, Yoshimi Anzai, Lubdha M Shah
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Emergency department (ED) patients with acute low back pain (LBP) may present with ambiguous clinical findings that pose diagnostic challenges to exclude cauda equina syndrome (CES). As a proof of concept, we aimed to determine the efficacy of a rapid lumbar spine (LS) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening protocol consisting of a single 3D-T2 SPACE FS (3D-T2 Sampling Perfection with Application optimized Contrasts using different flip angle Evolution fat saturated) sequence relative to conventional LS MRI to exclude emergently treatable pathologies in this complex patient population...
August 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357166/spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension-presenting-as-a-pseudo-chiari-1
#12
Ali S Haider, Suraj Sulhan, Ian T Watson, Dean Leonard, Eliel N Arrey, Umair Khan, Phu Nguyen, Kennith F Layton
Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is classified as a decrease in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure secondary to a CSF leakage and consequent descent of the brain into the foramen magnum. Diagnosing SIH can be difficult due to its overlapping findings with Arnold-Chiari type 1 Malformation (CM1) where the cerebellar tonsils herniate into the foramen magnum. The similarity of both conditions calls for a more reliable imaging technique to localize the CSF leak which could narrow the differential diagnosis and aid in choosing the correct treatment...
February 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339449/reversal-of-progressive-conscious-disturbance-with-epidural-blood-patch-for-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage-at-c2-level
#13
Yi-Chen Lai, Yuan-Yi Chia, Wei-Hung Lien
Intracranial hypotension syndrome (IHS) is generally caused by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage. Complications include bilateral subdural hygroma or haematoma and herniation of the cerebellar tonsils. Epidural blood patch (EBP) therapy is indicated if conservative treatment is ineffective. We reported the case of a 46-year-old man with a history of postural headache and dizziness. The patient was treated with bed rest and daily hydration with 2000 mL of fluid for 2 weeks. However, dizziness and headache did not resolve, and he became drowsy and disoriented with incomprehensible speech...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283371/chiari-like-displacement-due-to-spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension-in-an-adolescent-successful-treatment-by-epidural-blood-patch
#14
Jan Schönberger, Markus Möhlenbruch, Angelika Seitz, Cornelia Bußmann, Heidi Bächli, Stefan Kölker
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous intracranial hypotension is a rarely diagnosed cause of headache, especially in children and adolescents. It is due to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage via spinal fistulae occurring without major trauma. CASE PRESENTATION: An adolescent patient presented with a 3-month history of strictly postural headache. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed pronounced Chiari-like prolapse of the cerebellar tonsils, narrow ventricles and enlarged cerebral veins...
February 20, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254591/a-small-leak-will-sink-the-brain-targeted-c1-c2-patching
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Thomas Decramer, Pieter Jan Van Dyck-Lippens, Tom P Franken, Philippe Demaerel, Johannes van Loon, Tom Theys
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous intracranial hypotension syndrome results from spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks. The first treatment of choice consists of lumbar epidural blood patching. If this fails, further imaging is mandatory to explore the possibility of targeted therapy. CASE DESCRIPTION: We describe a case of a 50-year-old woman who developed spontaneous intracranial hypotension after minor blunt cervical trauma, complicated with bilateral subdural hematomas...
May 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077908/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-a-case-of-central-neurocytoma
#16
Kreshnike Dedushi, Serbeze Kabashi, Mehmet Sahin Ugurel, Naser Ramadani, Sefedin Mucaj, Kamber Zeqiraj
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to investigate the MRI features of central neurocytoma. CASE REPORT: A 45 year old man with 3 months of worsening daily headaches. These headaches were diffuse, lasted for several hours, and mostly occurred in the morning. She was initially diagnosed and treated for migraines but later he had epileptic attack and diplopia and neurolog recomaded MRI. METHODS: precontrast MRI; TSE/T2Wsequence in axial/coronal planes; 3D-Hi-resolution T1W sagittal; FLAIR/T2W axial; FLAIR/T2W and Flash/T2W oblique coronal plane (perpendicular to temporal lobes) GRE/T2W axial plane for detection of heme products...
December 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057591/surgical-management-of-spontaneous-spinal-cerebrospinal-fluid-epidural-fistula
#17
Declan G Siedler, Imogen M Ibbett, Nova B Thani
BACKGROUND: Intracranial hypotension secondary to spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistula is a rare condition that can have serious sequelae. Early diagnosis and treatment can be challenging. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present the case of a 17-year-old male who presented with a history of sudden-onset, postural headaches associated with upper thoracic back pain. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated a thoracic extradural fluid collection and slumping of the brain within the posterior fossa...
March 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036062/an-unusual-case-of-post-traumatic-headache-complicated-by-intracranial-hypotension
#18
Sara Siavoshi, Carrie Dougherty, Jessica Ailani, Kaustubh Yadwadkar, Frank Berkowitz
We present a case of post-traumatic headache complicated by intracranial hypotension resulting in an acquired Chiari malformation and myelopathy with syringomyelia. This constellation of findings suggest a possible series of events that started with a traumatic cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) leak, followed by descent of the cerebellar tonsils and disruption of CSF circulation that caused spinal cord swelling and syrinx. This unusual presentation of post-traumatic headache highlights the varying presentations and the potential sequelae of intracranial hypotension...
December 29, 2016: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989981/heterotopic-intracranial-skin-presenting-as-chronic-draining-sinus-after-remote-craniotomy
#19
Husain Al-Qattan, Joanna E Gernsback, Ajani G Nugent, Kirill A Lyapichev, Ricardo J Komotar, Harvey Chim
BACKGROUND: Craniotomies for trauma are associated with a significant risk of wound complications. We report a case in which a chronic nonhealing draining sinus was caused by an ectopic epidermal lining deep to the craniotomy bone flap, adherent to the underlying dura. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 61-year-old man was examined for a 3-year-old, nonhealing scalp wound resulting after a traumatic brain injury. His initial surgery consisted of an intracranial hematoma evacuation through a temporoparietal craniotomy; this was complicated by wound dehiscence and a chronic sinus draining clear fluid that did not resolve with antimicrobial therapy...
February 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918153/enlargement-of-meckel-s-cave-in-patients-with-spontaneous-cerebrospinal-fluid-leaks
#20
Geoffrey P Aaron, Elisa Illing, Zachary Lambertsen, Miles Ritter, Erik H Middlebrooks, Joel Cure, Do-Yeon Cho, Kristen O Riley, Bradford A Woodworth
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks have imaging findings consistent with chronically elevated intracranial pressure, such as empty sella. Meckel's cave is a CSF-filled space that houses the trigeminal ganglion at the cranial base. Our objective in this study was to evaluate "dilated" Meckel's cave as a radiologic sign in patients with elevated intracranial pressure spontaneous CSF leaks and compare the dimensions with those from a control cohort. METHODS: Meckel's cave dimensions were measured in patients with spontaneous CSF leaks and documented elevated intracranial pressure...
December 5, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
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