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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606050/pretemporal-trans-meckel-s-cave-transtentorial-approach-for-large-petroclival-meningiomas
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Chih-Hsiang Liao, Jui-To Wang, Chun-Fu Lin, Shao-Ching Chen, Chung-Jung Lin, Sanford P C Hsu, Min-Hsiung Chen
OBJECTIVE Despite the advances in skull base techniques, large petroclival meningiomas (PCMs) still pose a challenge to neurosurgeons. The authors' objective of this study was to describe a pretemporal trans-Meckel's cave transtentorial approach for large PCMs and to report the surgical outcomes. METHODS From 2014 to 2017, patients harboring large PCMs (> 3 cm) and undergoing their first resection via this procedure at the authors' institute were included. In combination with pretemporal transcavernous and anterior transpetrosal approaches, the trans-Meckel's cave transtentorial route was created...
April 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587795/clinical-outcome-after-particle-therapy-for-meningiomas-of-the-skull-base-toxicity-and-local-control-in-patients-treated-with-active-rasterscanning
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Rami A El Shafie, Maja Czech, Kerstin A Kessel, Daniel Habermehl, Dorothea Weber, Stefan Rieken, Nina Bougatf, Oliver Jäkel, Jürgen Debus, Stephanie E Combs
BACKGROUND: Meningiomas of the skull base account for 25-30% of all meningiomas. Due to the complex structure of the cranial base and its close proximity to critical structures, surgery is often associated with substantial morbidity. Treatment options include observation, aggressive surgical intervention, stereotactic or conventional radiotherapy. In this analysis we evaluate the outcome of 110 patients with meningiomas of the skull base treated with particle therapy. It was performed within the framework of the "clinical research group heavy ion therapy" and supported by the German Research Council (DFG, KFO 214)...
March 27, 2018: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29487598/macrophages-in-the-human-cochlea-saviors-or-predators-a-study-using-super-resolution-immunohistochemistry
#3
Wei Liu, Matyas Molnar, Carolyn Garnham, Heval Benav, Helge Rask-Andersen
The human inner ear, which is segregated by a blood/labyrinth barrier, contains resident macrophages [CD163, ionized calcium-binding adaptor molecule 1 (IBA1)-, and CD68-positive cells] within the connective tissue, neurons, and supporting cells. In the lateral wall of the cochlea, these cells frequently lie close to blood vessels as perivascular macrophages. Macrophages are also shown to be recruited from blood-borne monocytes to damaged and dying hair cells induced by noise, ototoxic drugs, aging, and diphtheria toxin-induced hair cell degeneration...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460002/expression-of-trans-membrane-serine-protease-3-tmprss3-in-the-human-organ-of-corti
#4
Wei Liu, Hubert Löwenheim, Peter A Santi, Rudolf Glueckert, Annelies Schrott-Fischer, Helge Rask-Andersen
TMPRSS3 (Trans-membrane Serine Protease 3) is a type II trans-membrane serine protease that has proteolytic activity essential for hearing. Mutations in the gene cause non-syndromic autosomal recessive deafness (DFNB8/10) in humans. Knowledge about its cellular distribution in the human inner ear may increase our understanding of its physiological role and involvement in deafness, ultimately leading to therapeutic interventions. In this study, we used super-resolution structured illumination microscopy for the first time together with transmission electron microscopy to localize the TMPRSS3 protein in the human organ of Corti...
February 19, 2018: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444298/resection-of-petroclival-meningioma-through-retrosigmoid-approach-concepts-and-nuances-3-dimensional-operative-video
#5
Anil Nanda, Devi Prasad Patra, Amey Rajan Savardekar, Tanmoy K Maiti, Nasser Mohammed
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408770/factors-of-influence-upon-the-sf-36-based-health-related-quality-of-life-of-patients-following-surgery-for-petroclival-and-lateral-posterior-surface-of-pyramid-meningiomas
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B Pintea, J A Kandenwein, H Lorenzen, J P Boström, F Daher, V Velazquez, R A Kristof
OBJECTIVE: To describe the patient's self assessed health related quality of life (saHRQoL) based upon the medical outcome study 36-item short form health survey (SF-36) as well as the factors of influence upon the saHRQoL following surgery for petroclival (PCM) and lateral posterior surface of the pyramid (LPPM) meningiomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a series of 78 patients operated consecutively for PCM (n = 46) or LPPM (n = 32) the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative data were collected retrospectively...
January 26, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381971/isolated-intracranial-rosai-dorfman-disease-mimicking-petroclival-meningioma-in-a-child-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Xiang Yang, Jiagang Liu, Yanming Ren, Seidu A Richard, Yuekang Zhang
RATIONALE: Rosai -Dorfman disease (RDD) is a rare, idiopathic, and non-neoplastic histioproliferative disease with distinctive entity of unknown etiology. Central nervous system (CNS) RDD is uncommon, hence, isolated intracranial RDD is extremely rare. So far only 6 cases of CNS RDD with the lesions originating from petroclival region have been reported. We present a case of isolated intracranial RDD mimicking petroclival meningioma. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 14-year-old girl was admitted at our hospital with a 3-month history of dizziness, slowly progressing headache, and 2-month history of instability in walking...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380221/chordoid-meningioma-a-clinico-pathological-study-of-an-uncommon-variant-of-meningioma
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Nishanth Sadashiva, Rajalakshmi Poyuran, Anita Mahadevan, Dhananjaya I Bhat, Sampath Somanna, Bhagavatula Indira Devi
Chordoid meningioma is a rare variant of meningioma, with a higher incidence in the young and a supposed association with Castleman's syndrome. They have an aggressive clinical course, and are assigned as WHO grade II meningiomas. To the best of our knowledge, 284 chordoid meningiomas have been reported in the literature. This series reporting 33 cases is the third largest series in published literature from a single Institution. We reviewed Clinico-pathological characteristics of 33 patients diagnosed with chordoid meningioma between 2001 and 2015 in our institution...
January 27, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372884/volumetric-changes-and-clinical-outcome-for-petroclival-meningiomas-after-primary-treatment-with-gamma-knife-radiosurgery
#9
Zjiwar H A Sadik, Suan Te Lie, Sieger Leenstra, Patrick E J Hanssens
OBJECTIVE Petroclival meningiomas (PCMs) can cause devastating clinical symptoms due to mass effect on cranial nerves (CNs); thus, patients harboring these tumors need treatment. Many neurosurgeons advocate for microsurgery because removal of the tumor can provide relief or result in symptom disappearance. Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) is often an alternative for surgery because it can cause tumor shrinkage with improvement of symptoms. This study evaluates qualitative volumetric changes of PCM after primary GKRS and its impact on clinical symptoms...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300964/piezosurgery-a-safe-technique-to-perform-lateral-suboccipital-craniotomy
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Juergen Grauvogel, Waseem Masalha, Dieter Henrik Heiland, Nadja Jarc, Tanja Daniela Grauvogel, Christian Scheiwe
BACKGROUND: Piezosurgery (PS) is a relatively new technique based on microvibrations generated by the piezoelectric effect. It selectively cuts bone tissue and preserves the surrounding soft tissue. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of PS for performing lateral suboccipital craniotomy. METHODS: PS was used to perform a lateral suboccipital craniotomy in 22 patients who underwent surgery for different cerebellopontine angle (CPA) pathologies in the neurosurgical department...
December 29, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291294/erratum-combined-petrosal-approach-for-petroclival-meningioma
#11
Osama Al-Mefty
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967316/combined-petrosal-approach-for-petroclival-meningioma
#12
Omar Arnaout, Ossama Al-Mefty
The authors present the case of a 56-year-old patient who presented with a large petroclival meningioma and clinical symptoms of brainstem compression and hydrocephalus. The authors describe a two-stage combined petrosal approach for complete resection of the tumor. The nuances of the approach and microsurgical technique are discussed, as well as the radiographic and clinical outcomes. The video can be found here: https://youtu.be/JxoTXS-uiHM .
October 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967313/extended-middle-fossa-approach-with-anterior-petrosectomy-for-resection-of-upper-petroclival-meningioma-involving-meckel-s-cave-operative-video-and-technical-nuances
#13
James K Liu
The surgical management of petroclival meningiomas remains a formidable challenge. These tumors are deep in the base of the skull and arise medial to the fifth cranial nerve. In this operative video, the author demonstrates the extended middle fossa approach with anterior petrosectomy to resect an upper petroclival meningioma extending into Meckel's cave with brainstem compression. This approach is very useful for accessing deep tumors located above and below the tentorium, and between the fifth and seventh cranial nerves...
October 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967312/resection-of-middle-petroclival-meningioma-via-combined-anterior-transpetrosal-and-retrosigmoid-approaches-at-two-separate-stages-3d-operative-video
#14
Ihsan Dogan, Pinar Eser Ocak, G Mark Pyle, Mustafa K Başkaya
Surgical access to the petroclival region poses a challenge to neurosurgeons. A wide range of approaches has been demonstrated in the past. In this video, the authors present a 69-year-old male patient who presented with 3-month history of worsening left-sided numbness. The tumor was totally removed in 2 sessions via anterior transpetrosal and retrosigmoid approaches, respectively. The authors demonstrate 2 separate skull base approaches to resect a petroclival meningioma and discuss pitfalls and problems of management for challenging meningiomas...
October 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967307/introduction-surgical-management-of-skull-base-meningiomas
#15
Gabriel Zada, Mustafa K Başkaya, Mitesh V Shah
Meningiomas represent the most common primary intracranial neoplasm treated by neurosurgeons. Although multimodal treatment of meningiomas includes surgery, radiation-based treatments, and occasionally medical therapy, surgery remains the mainstay of treatment for most symptomatic meningiomas. Because of the intricate relationship of the dura mater and arachnoid mater with the central nervous system and cranial nerves, meningiomas can arise anywhere along the skull base or convexities, and occasionally even within the ventricular system, thereby mandating a catalog of surgical approaches that neurosurgeons may employ to individualize treatment for patients...
October 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862550/voxel-based-lesion-mapping-of-meningioma-a-comprehensive-lesion-location-mapping-of-260-lesions
#16
Ryuichi Hirayama, Manabu Kinoshita, Hideyuki Arita, Naoki Kagawa, Haruhiko Kishima, Naoya Hashimoto, Yasunori Fujimoto, Toshiki Yoshimine
OBJECTIVE In the present study the authors aimed to determine preferred locations of meningiomas by avoiding descriptive analysis and instead using voxel-based lesion mapping and 3D image-rendering techniques. METHODS Magnetic resonance images obtained in 248 treatment-naïve meningioma patients with 260 lesions were retrospectively and consecutively collected. All images were registered to a 1-mm isotropic, high-resolution, T1-weighted brain atlas provided by the Montreal Neurological Institute (the MNI152), and a lesion frequency map was created, followed by 3D volume rendering to visualize the preferred locations of meningiomas in 3D...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725517/preoperative-embolization-for-skull-base-meningiomas
#17
Kensuke Suzuki, Masaya Nagaishi, Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, Yoshiko Fujii, Yuki Inoue, Yoshiki Sugiura, Koji Hirata, Ryotaro Suzuki, Yosuke Kawamura, Ryuta Nakae, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Akio Hyodo
The results of preoperative embolization for skull base meningiomas were retrospectively evaluated to confirm the efficacy of this procedure. Skull base meningiomas that were treated with preoperative embolization were evaluated in 20 patients. The occluded arteries, embolic materials, treatment time, excision rate, neurologic manifestations, and complications were analyzed. The embolic material was 80% liquid, 30% coils, and 15% particles. The surgery was normally completed within 3 to 5 hours. Blood loss was normally approximately 250 mL, excluding four patients having the following conditions: malignant meningioma, a large tumor located on the medial side of the sphenoidal ridge, the petroclival tumor, and infiltrated tumor into the sigmoid sinus...
August 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683438/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-petroclival-meningioma-long-term-outcome-and-failure-pattern
#18
Jin Wook Kim, Dong Gyu Kim, Young-Bem Se, Sung Kwon Kim, Hyun-Tai Chung, Sun Ha Paek, Hee-Won Jung
Total removal of petroclival meningioma is difficult, and aggressive extirpation is often associated with significant surgical morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcome and failure pattern of treatment with Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) in patients with petroclival meningiomas. Eighty-nine consecutive patients with petroclival meningiomas underwent GKRS between 1998 and 2013. Fifty-eight patients received GKRS as a primary treatment and 31 patients underwent GKRS as a secondary treatment after microsurgery...
2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541487/tumor-progression-following-petroclival-meningioma-subtotal-resection-a-volumetric-study
#19
Jacob B Hunter, Brendan P O'Connell, Matthew L Carlson, Lola C Chambless, Robert J Yawn, Ray Wang, Akshitkumar Mistry, Reid C Thompson, Kyle D Weaver, George B Wanna
BACKGROUND: One study has investigated postoperative growth rates following subtotal resection of petroclival meningiomas utilizing linear measurements, which are insensitive to the multidimensional complex growth of meningiomas, to estimate tumor volume. OBJECTIVE: To describe petroclival meningioma growth patterns following less-than-complete resection utilizing volumetric analysis and to identify variables associated with tumor progression. METHODS: Patients with surgically resected WHO grade I petroclival meningiomas were retrospectively reviewed (1999-2015)...
May 24, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338439/stereotactic-radiosurgery-in-the-treatment-of-parasellar-meningiomas-long-term-volumetric-evaluation
#20
Or Cohen-Inbar, Athreya Tata, Shayan Moosa, Cheng-Chia Lee, Jason P Sheehan
OBJECTIVE Parasellar meningiomas tend to invade the suprasellar, cavernous sinus, and petroclival regions, encroaching on adjacent neurovascular structures. As such, they prove difficult to safely and completely resect. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has played a central role in the treatment of parasellar meningiomas. Evaluation of tumor control rates at this location using simplified single-dimension measurements may prove misleading. The authors report the influence of SRS treatment parameters and the timing and volumetric changes of benign WHO Grade I parasellar meningiomas after SRS on long-term outcome...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
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