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Jugular Foramen Tumors

Mudathir S Bakhit, Masazumi Fujii, Shinya Jinguji, Taku Sato, Jun Sakuma, Kiyoshi Saito
Lower cranial nerve sheath tumors are relatively rare, and cases of schwannoma collision tumors have rarely been reported, with most of the reported cases describing schwannoma and meningioma collision tumors. We report a very rare case of a cerebellopontine angle collision tumor of the 9(th) cranial nerve schwannoma with an IgG4 plasma cell pseudotumor. IgG4 plasma cell pseudotumors comprise a group of diseases called IgG4-related diseases (IgG4-RDs). These diseases usually affect organs such as the pancreas and salivary gland...
April 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
Hai Liu, Wei Luo, Jiaxin Li, Jun Yang, Yulun Xu
PURPOSE: Pediatric infratentorial meningiomas are extremely rare. In this article, we present a series of 19 cases operated at our institution in the last 8 years. METHODS: During the 8-year period from January 2008 to December 2015, we encountered 21 cases suffered from infratentorial meningiomas. Two patients were excluded. The clinical profiles, radiological features, surgical procedures, intraoperative findings, and outcomes were extracted from the patient records and neuroimaging data...
February 28, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Michael A Cohen, Alexander I Evins, Gennaro Lapadula, Leopold Arko, Philip E Stieg, Antonio Bernardo
OBJECTIVE The rectus capitis lateralis (RCL) is a small posterior cervical muscle that originates from the transverse process of C-1 and inserts onto the jugular process of the occipital bone. The authors describe the RCL and its anatomical relationships, and discuss its utility as a surgical landmark for safe exposure of the jugular foramen in extended or combined skull base approaches. In addition, the condylar triangle is defined as a landmark for localizing the vertebral artery (VA) and occipital condyle...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
Sushant Swaroop Das, Sandeep Saluja, Neelam Vasudeva
INTRODUCTION: Tumors affecting structures in the vicinity of jugular foramen such as glomus jugulare require microsurgical approach to access this region. These tumors tend to alter the normal architecture of the jugular foramen by invading it. Therefore, it is not feasible to have correct anatomic visualization of the foramen in the presence of such pathologies. Hence, a comprehensive knowledge of the jugular foramen is needed by all the neurosurgeons while doing surgery in this region...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
José Raúl Guerra-Mora, Juan D Del Castillo-Calcáneo, María Elena Córdoba-Mosqueda, Jorge Yáñez-Castro, Ulises García-González, Eduardo Soriano-Navarro, Leticia Llamas-Ceras, Rosa María Vicuña-González
INTRODUCTION: Intracranial malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors are an extremely rare pathology with a high morbidity and mortality. Epidemiological, clinical and prognostic data are scarce and with little certainty in the literature. The aim of this paper is to report for first time in English literature, the case of a patient with type 1 neurofibromatosis, who presented a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor that involved the left glossopharyngeal, vagus and spinal nerves with intracranial and extracranial extension through jugular foramen and systemic metastases...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Putipun Puataweepong, Mantana Dhanachai, Ake Hansasuta, Kriangsak Saetia, Somjai Dangprasert, Chomporn Sitathanee, Pornpan Yongvithisatid
BACKGROUND: Intracranial nonvestibular schwannomas arising from various cranial nerves excluding CN VIII are uncommon. Recently, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) have been widely reported as effective treatment modalities for nonvestibular schwannomas. The purpose of this study was to study the long term clinical outcome for nonvestibular schwannomas treated with both XKnife and CyberKnife (CK) radiosurgery at one institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2004 to 2013, fiftytwo nonvestibular schwannoma patients were included in this study, 33 patients (63%) were treated with CK, and 19 (37%) were treated with XKnife...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Samuel Dobrowolski, Guilherme Lepski, Marcos Tatagiba
Hypoglossal canal meningiomas (HCMs) are extremely rare, and a consensus has yet to be reached regarding the most appropriate treatment approach for these types of tumors. Surgical procedures to the hypoglossal canal are often complex and lengthy, and are often associated with high rates of morbidity. Several approaches have been used to remove such lesions. Most of these approaches have been adapted from methods used for jugular foramen surgery. Our goal is to present an approach that improves visualization of the hypoglossal canal, thus reducing this pathology's risk of morbidity...
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Jie Tang, Liwei Zhang, Junting Zhang, Zhen Wu, Xinru Xiao, Dabiao Zhou, Guijun Jia, Wang Jia
This study summarized clinical manifestations, surgical management, histological grading, and long-term outcome of jugular foramen meningiomas (JFMs). Retrospective study was performed in 22 consecutive patients with primary JFMs from January 2004 to October 2010, enrolling 10 men and 12 women with average age of 39.4 (14-57 years). The most common initial symptom is hearing disorder, followed by lower cranial nerve dysfunctions. The tumor was classified into type I (intracranial) in 1, type II (intracranial) in 15, type IV (intracranial-extracranial) in 6, and none type III (extracranial)...
October 2016: Neurosurgical Review
Michael D Puricelli, David R Gilley, Jared S Coberly, Arnaldo Rivera, Alexander G Bien, Robert P Zitsch, Douglas C Miller, James Lin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Otology & Neurotology
Harun-Ur-Rashid Mohammad, Sudhindra Vooturi, Manas Panigrahi
BACKGROUND: We report our experience with the far lateral approach (FLA) and its modifications in the surgical resection of tumors of craniocervical junction (CCJ). MATERIALS AND METHODOLOGY: We retrospectively reviewed data of 36 patients with CCJ lesions who underwent surgical excision. Data are presented as frequency/percentages. Tumor locations were classified by anatomical relation around the CCJ (on axial plane). For anterior and laterally placed tumors, we preferred the FLA and its modification...
May 2016: Neurology India
Walter C Jean, Daniel Felbaum
Tumors of the jugular foramen remain challenging lesions despite advances in surgical technique and medical technology. Tumors with extensive extra- and intracranial components necessitate both radical neck dissection maneuvers combined with skull base approaches. We present a single surgeon's perspective in managing these difficult tumors.
2016: Curēus
Toshinori Hasegawa, Takenori Kato, Yoshihisa Kida, Ayaka Sasaki, Yoshiyasu Iwai, Takeshi Kondoh, Takahiko Tsugawa, Manabu Sato, Mitsuya Sato, Osamu Nagano, Kotaro Nakaya, Kiyoshi Nakazaki, Tadashige Kano, Koichi Hasui, Yasushi Nagatomo, Soichiro Yasuda, Akihito Moriki, Toru Serizawa, Seiki Osano, Akira Inoue
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to explore the efficacy and safety of stereotactic radiosurgery in patients with jugular foramen schwannomas (JFSs). METHODS This study was a multiinstitutional retrospective analysis of 117 patients with JFSs who were treated with Gamma Knife surgery (GKS) at 18 medical centers of the Japan Leksell Gamma Knife Society. The median age of the patients was 53 years. Fifty-six patients underwent GKS as their initial treatment, while 61 patients had previously undergone resection. At the time of GKS, 46 patients (39%) had hoarseness, 45 (38%) had hearing disturbances, and 43 (36%) had swallowing disturbances...
January 22, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
Ying Yu, Haiyang Xu, Yubo Wang, Gang Zhao
Papillary meningioma (PM) is a rare histological variant of intracranial meningioma, which displays an aggressive behavior and its management is difficult. The present study reported the case of a 21-year-old male patient, who presented with headaches and dizziness. Upon neurological examination, left hypoglossal nerve palsy and left cerebellar signs were observed. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scans of the brain revealed a high-density mass in the left jugular foramen area. Following an uneventful complete surgical resection of the tumor, a definitive diagnosis of Grade III PM was determined based on the histopathological findings, according to the World Health Organization classification...
December 2015: Oncology Letters
Yan Sun, Qi Huang, Jun Yang, Zhaoyan Wang, Hao Wu
OBJECTIVE: To discuss surgical approach selection and treatment strategy for preservation of the facial and lower cranial nerves' function in jugular foramen schwannomas surgery. METHODS: Retrospectively analyzed the clinical presentation, surgical approaches selection, facial and lower cranial nerves follow-up outcomes of 38 jugular foramen Schwannomas, who received operations in the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Xinhua Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University, School of Medicine during 2002 and 2012...
July 2015: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
I V Renuka, P Premalatha, T Rayapa Reddy, D Rajasekhar
Clear cell carcinoma not otherwise specified type affecting the parotid gland is rare and extension of this tumor through the jugular foramen presenting as an intracranial space occupying lesion is extremely uncommon. We report a case of clear cell carcinoma of the parotid gland presenting as a left cerebellopontine angle tumor.
December 2015: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Eun Suk Park, Eun Jung Lee, Jun Bum Park, Young Hyun Cho, Seok Ho Hong, Jeong Hoon Kim, Chang Jin Kim
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in skull base surgery, achieving effective surgical management of jugular foramen schwannomas (JFSs) that avoids postoperative cranial nerve (CN) deficits remains a challenge. Subtotal resection followed by radiosurgery (rather than radical resection) is increasingly being viewed as a better treatment strategy. Here, an institutional database was retrospectively analyzed for outcomes after surgical treatment of JFSs to evaluate the optimal strategy for managing JFSs...
April 2016: World Neurosurgery
Toshio Matsushima, Toshiro Katsuta, Fumitaka Yoshioka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2015: Nihon Jibiinkoka Gakkai Kaiho
Madjid Samii, Maysam Alimohamadi, Venelin Gerganov
OBJECTIVE: Removal of jugular foramen (JF) tumors usually requires extensive skull base approaches and is frequently associated with postoperative morbidities such as lower cranial nerve injury. The endoscope-assisted retrosigmoid infralabyrinthine approach is a relatively new approach to tumors extending into the bony canal of the JF. The authors present their experience with this approach. METHODS: The endoscope-assisted retrosigmoid infralabyrinthine approach was used in 7 patients, including 5 with schwannomas and 2 with paragangliomas...
April 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
Masaaki Taniguchi, Nobuyuki Akutsu, Katsu Mizukawa, Masaaki Kohta, Hidehito Kimura, Eiji Kohmura
OBJECTIVE: The surgical approach to lesions involving the inferior petrous apex (IPA) is still challenging. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the anatomical features of the IPA and to assess the applicability of an endoscopic endonasal approach through the foramen lacerum (translacerum approach) to the IPA. METHODS: The surgical simulation of the endoscopic endonasal translacerum approach was conducted in 3 cadaver heads. The same technique was applied in 4 patients harboring tumors involving the IPA (3 chordomas and 1 chondro-sarcoma)...
April 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
R Shane Tubbs, Christoph J Griessenauer, Muhammad Bilal, Joel Raborn, Marios Loukas, Aaron A Cohen-Gadol
Introduction Preserving cranial nerve (CN) function during tumor removal at the jugular foramen is challenging. No anatomical study has better defined the relevant dural septations on the inner surface of the jugular foramen. This study was undertaken to elucidate this anatomy. Methods Fourteen cadaveric heads (28 sides) were dissected, and relationships of the meningeal coverings of the jugular foramen and adjacent CNs documented. A classification scheme was created to better describe the dural septations of the inner surface of the jugular foramen...
June 2015: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
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