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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782617/patient-specific-neurosurgical-phantom-assessment-of-visual-quality-accuracy-and-scaling-effects
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Felipe Wilker Grillo, Victor Hugo Souza, Renan Hiroshi Matsuda, Carlo Rondinoni, Theo Zeferino Pavan, Oswaldo Baffa, Helio Rubens Machado, Antonio Adilton Oliveira Carneiro
Background: Training in medical education depends on the availability of standardized materials that can reliably mimic the human anatomy and physiology. One alternative to using cadavers or animal bodies is to employ phantoms or mimicking devices. Styrene-ethylene/butylene-styrene (SEBS) gels are biologically inert and present tunable properties, including mechanical properties that resemble the soft tissue. Therefore, SEBS is an alternative to develop a patient-specific phantom, that provides real visual and morphological experience during simulation-based neurosurgical training...
2018: 3D printing in medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779186/mastoid-foramen-mastoid-emissary-vein-and-clinical-implications-in-neurosurgery
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Martin Hampl, David Kachlik, Katerina Kikalova, Roxane Riemer, Matej Halaj, Vlastimil Novak, Premysl Stejskal, Miroslav Vaverka, Lumir Hrabalek, David Krahulik, Ondrej Nanka
BACKGROUND: Mastoid emissary vein is especially important from the neurosurgical point of view, because it is located in variable number in the area of the occipitomastoid suture and it can become a source of significant bleeding in surgical approaches through the mastoid process, especially in retrosigmoid craniotomy, which is used for approaches to pathologies localized in the cerebellopontine angle. Ideal imaging method for diagnosis of these neglected structures when planning a surgical approach is high-resolution computed tomography...
May 20, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768273/subcaudate-tractotomy-white-matter-anatomy-and-variability-a-diffusion-tensor-imaging-study
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Kartik D Bhatia, Luke A Henderson, Eugene Hsu, Mark Yim
BACKGROUND: Subcaudate tractotomy is a functional ablative procedure performed for treatment-resistant psychiatric disease, targeting the white matter tracts ventral to the head of the caudate nucleus. The white matter anatomy of this region has extensive interindividual variability, and this is thought to impact upon the treatment response to ablative and deep brain stimulation procedures. OBJECTIVE: We aim to assess in detail the white matter tract anatomy and topographic variability underlying subcaudate tractotomy...
May 16, 2018: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660551/photogrammetry-of-the-human-brain-a-novel-method-for-3d-the-quantitative-exploration-of-the-structural-connectivity-in-neurosurgery-and-neurosciences
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Alessandro De Benedictis, Erica Nocerino, Fabio Menna, Fabio Remondino, Mattia Barbareschi, Umberto Rozzanigo, Francesco Corsini, Emanuele Olivetti, Carlo Efisio Marras, Franco Chioffi, Paolo Avesani, Silvio Sarubbo
BACKGROUND: Anatomical awareness of brain's structural connectivity is mandatory for neurosurgeons, to select the most effective approaches for brain resections. Although standard micro-dissection is a validated technique to investigate the different white matter (WM) pathways and to verify results coming from tractography, the possibility of an interactive exploration of the specimens and of a reliable acquisition of quantitative information has not been described so far. Photogrammetry is a well-established technique allowing an accurate metrology on highly defined 3D-models...
April 13, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650781/anatomic-and-angiographic-analyses-of-ophthalmic-artery-collaterals-in-moyamoya-disease
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T Robert, G Cicciò, P Sylvestre, A Chiappini, A G Weil, S Smajda, C Chaalala, R Blanc, M Reinert, M Piotin, M W Bojanowski
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Moyamoya disease is a progressive neurovascular pathology defined by steno-occlusive disease of the distal internal carotid artery and associated with the development of compensatory vascular collaterals. The etiology and exact anatomy of vascular collaterals have not been extensively studied. The aim of this study was to describe the anatomy of collaterals developed between the ophthalmic artery and the anterior cerebral artery in a Moyamoya population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients treated for Moyamoya disease from 2004 to 2016 in 4 neurosurgical centers with available cerebral digital subtraction angiography were included...
April 12, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609087/the-tonsillouvular-fissure-approach-access-to-dorsal-and-lateral-aspects-of-the-fourth-ventricle
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Ilhan Aydin, Sahin Hanalioglu, Halil Olgun Peker, Yahya Turan, Hakan Kina, Ulas Cikla, Mustafa K Baskaya
OBJECTIVE: Although approaches to the fourth ventricle (FV) have been studied well, approaches to the lesions located in the dorsal and lateral aspects of the FV have not been demonstrated in anatomical or clinical studies. The aim of present study is to demonstrate the tonsillouvular fissure approach (TUFA) in anatomical dissections and its utilization in surgical series for the first time in the literature. METHODS: For anatomical studies, four formalin-fixed human cadaveric heads infused with colored silicone and ten cerebellar specimens were dissected in a stepwise manner...
March 30, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547081/surgical-outcome-of-motor-deficits-and-neurological-status-in-brainstem-cavernous-malformations-based-on-preoperative-diffusion-tensor-imaging-a-prospective-randomized-clinical-trial
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Da Li, Yu-Ming Jiao, Liang Wang, Fu-Xin Lin, Jun Wu, Xian-Zeng Tong, Shuo Wang, Yong Cao
OBJECTIVE Surgical management of brainstem lesions is challenging due to the highly compact, eloquent anatomy of the brainstem. This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of preoperative diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) in brainstem cavernous malformations (CMs). METHODS A prospective randomized controlled clinical trial was performed by using stratified blocked randomization. The primary eligibility criterion of the study was being a surgical candidate for brainstem CMs (with informed consent)...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536326/automatic-intraoperative-estimation-of-blood-flow-direction-during-neurosurgical-interventions
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Daniel Høyer Iversen, Lasse Løvstakken, Geirmund Unsgård, Ingerid Reinertsen
PURPOSE: In neurosurgery, reliable information about blood vessel anatomy and flow direction is important to identify, characterize, and avoid damage to the vasculature. Due to ultrasound Doppler angle dependencies and the complexity of the vascular architecture, clinically valuable 3-D flow direction information is currently not available. In this paper, we aim to clinically validate and demonstrate the intraoperative use of a fully automatic method for estimation of 3-D blood flow direction from freehand 2-D Doppler ultrasound...
May 2018: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29524709/the-history-and-evolution-of-internal-maxillary-artery-bypass
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REVIEW
Long Wang, Li Cai, Shuaibin Lu, Hai Qian, Michael T Lawton, Xiang'en Shi
Internal maxillary artery (IMA) bypass has gained momentum in the last 5 years for the treatment of complex cerebrovascular disorders and skull base tumors. However, some issues regarding this treatment modality have been proposed. As one of the most experienced neurosurgical teams to perform internal maxillary artery bypass in the world (>100 clinical cases), we reviewed the literature in aspects of basic anatomy of maxillary artery with its variations to the lateral pterygoid muscle, initial anastomosis modalities, and subsequent exposure techniques in cadaver studies, preoperative arterial evaluation methods, optimal interposed graft selections, and surgical outcome in the management of complex aneurysms, skull base tumors, and steno-occlusive disorders...
May 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500892/anatomy-of-the-feeding-arteries-of-the-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformations
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Biljana Milatović, Jovica Saponjski, Haris Huseinagić, Mirza Moranjkić, Svetlana Milošević Medenica, Ivan Marinković, Igor Nikolić, Slobodan Marinkovic
BACKGROUND: Identification and anatomic features of the feeding arteries of the arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) is very important due to neurologic, radiologic, and surgical reasons. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-seven patients with AVMs were examined by using a digital subtraction angiographic (DSA) and computerized tomographic (CT) examination, including 3D reconstruction of the brain vessels. In addition, the arteries of 4 human brain stems and 8 cerebral hemispheres were microdissected...
March 3, 2018: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430326/-adult-grisel-syndrome-and-cervical-skull-instability-transnasal-endoscopic-odontoidectomy-and-occipito-cervical-fusion-case-report-and-literature-review
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Roberto Herrera, Héctor Rojas, Ariel Estramian, Julieta Gómez, José Luis Ledesma, José Pablo, Julián Pastore
Background: Craniocervical junction pathology is infrequent in daily neurosurgical practice. In general, most of these lesions are of traumatic or rheumatic origin. Atlantoaxial instability of inflammatory origin (Grisel syndrome) is a rare entity of which only 16 adult cases have been reported in the literature. This pathology is characterized by the development of an osteolytic lesion at the level of the atlantoaxial joint after an infectious event, usually of the upper airways. Case Description: We present the case of a 76-year-old patient who attended our office for clinical symptoms of spinal instability secondary to an osteolytic lesion, with involvement of C1 and C2...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371167/making-anatomic-preparations-of-the-human-brain-using-colored-silicone-for-vascular-perfusion-staining-technical-description
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Mikhail A Shkarubo, Alexey N Shkarubo, Georgiy F Dobrovolsky, Georgiy A Polev, Ilia V Chernov, Dmitry N Andreev, Vasiliy V Karnaukhov, Konstantin V Koval
BACKGROUND: A thorough understanding of the central nervous system anatomy is a fundamental part of a neurosurgeon's training. Development of novel neurosurgical approaches and optimization of existing ones directly depend on the comprehensive study of topographic anatomy of the head and neck using cadaveric specimens. Staining the vessels of the arterial and venous systems of a cadaveric specimen aids a detailed study of the vascularization of anatomic structures of the brain. Here we describe an alternative expedited method for creating anatomic preparations of the human brain using colored silicone for vascular perfusion staining...
April 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354486/quantitative-comparison-of-cranial-approaches-in-the-anatomy-laboratory-a-neuronavigation-based-research-method
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Francesco Doglietto, Jimmy Qiu, Mayoorendra Ravichandiran, Ivan Radovanovic, Francesco Belotti, Anne Agur, Gelareh Zadeh, Marco Maria Fontanella, Walter Kucharczyk, Fred Gentili
AIM: To describe the development and validation of a novel neuronavigation-based method, which allows the quantification of the anatomical features that define an approach, as well as real-time visualization of the surgical pyramid. METHODS: The method was initially developed with commercially-available hardware for coordinate collection (a digitizer and a frameless navigation system) and software for volume rendering; dedicated neuronavigation software (ApproachViewer, part of GTx-UHN) was then developed...
December 26, 2017: World Journal of Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298475/neuropelveology-an-emerging-discipline-for-the-management-of-chronic-pelvic-pain
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REVIEW
Marc Possover, Karl-Erik Andersson, Axel Forman
Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is a common condition involving multiple, organ-specific medical specialties, each with its own approach to diagnosis and treatment. Management requires knowledge of the interplay between pelvic organ function and neuro-functional anatomy, and of the neurologic and psychological aspects of CPP, but no current specialty fully encompasses this approach. Neuropelveology is an emerging discipline focusing on pathologies of the pelvic nervous system on a cross-disciplinary basis. It involves a neurological/neurosurgical approach, combining the knowledge required for a proper neurologic diagnosis, confirmation by transvaginal/transrectal examination of the pelvic nerves, and advanced laparoscopic surgery in selected cases of CPP...
December 2017: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291293/introduction-the-value-of-peripheral-nerve-surgery
#15
Robert J Spinner, Holly S Gilmer, Gregory R Trost
If a single picture is worth a thousand words, then a video, by logical extension, would be priceless. This edition showcases peripheral nerve surgery in all its grandeur and preserves it for posterity. Classic and novel surgical techniques are shown related to tumor biopsy or resection; nerve decompression for entrapment; and nerve reconstruction with direct repair or nerve transfer. Akin to a nautical chart filled with detailed maps for sailors, this Neurosurgical Focus Video Atlas provides navigational tools for neurosurgeons...
January 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288902/diagnostic-evaluation-and-surgical-management-of-pediatric-insular-epilepsy-utilizing-magnetoencephalography-and-invasive-eeg-monitoring
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Raheel Ahmed, Hiroshi Otsubo, Carter Snead, Elizabeth Donner, Elysa Widjaja, Ayako Ochi, James M Drake, James T Rutka
INTRODUCTION: The diagnosis and surgical management of pediatric patients with insular epilepsy is challenging due to variable and indistinct seizure semiology arising within the insular cortex. In addition, surgical approaches are associated with potential morbidity given the regional neurosurgical and vascular anatomy. Our institutional experience in evaluation and surgical management of insular epilepsy patients is presented. Diagnostic evaluation, surgical treatment and seizures outcomes are highlighted...
February 2018: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194275/preoperative-exposure-of-sigmoid-sinus-trajectory-in-posterolateral-cranial-base-approaches-using-a-new-landmark-through-a-neurosurgical-perspective
#17
Ihsan Doğan, Onur Özgüral, Ümit Eroğlu, Eyyub S M Al-Beyati, Cemil M Kilinç, Ayhan Cömert, Hasan Çağlar Uğur
The location of burr holes in posterolateral cranial base approaches should be appropriate to provide an adequate operative field, and surgical freedom is crucial for bone window opening. The aim of this study was to search for more convenient and easily detectable landmarks in comparison with current landmarks in posterolateral cranial base surgery. Twenty 3-dimensional reconstructed head and neck computed tomography angiography images (group 1) and 20 cadaver heads (group 2) were evaluated. An imaginary line connecting the angle of the mandible and the mastoid tip was extended upward...
January 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191125/the-2017-aans-presidential-address-a-world-of-innovation
#18
Frederick A Boop
The 2016 scientific meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) focused on the theme "A World of Innovation." In his presidential address, 2016 AANS President Frederick Boop compared the historical development of the specialty of neurological surgery with that of the development of global communications. In the early years, general surgeons training in the United States would spend post-residency time abroad learning from surgical masters in Europe and other places. Since Harvey Cushing's day, neurosurgeons from around the world continue to travel abroad, with many now coming to America for training at centers of excellence...
December 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119039/osirix-software-as-a-preoperative-planning-tool-in-cranial-neurosurgery-a-step-by-step-guide-for-neurosurgical-residents
#19
REVIEW
Toma Spiriev, Vladimir Nakov, Lili Laleva, Christo Tzekov
Background: OsiriX (Pixmeo, Switzerland) is an open-source Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) viewer that is gaining more and more attention in the neurosurgical community because of its user-friendly interface, powerful three-dimensional (3D) volumetric rendering capabilities, and various options for data integration. This paper presents in detail the use of OsiriX software as a preoperative planning tool in cranial neurosurgery. Methods: In January 2013, OsiriX software was introduced into our clinical practice as a preoperative planning tool...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068642/new-directions-in-3d-medical-modeling-3d-printing-anatomy-and-functions-in-neurosurgical-planning
#20
Paola Gargiulo, Iris Árnadóttir, Magnús Gíslason, Kyle Edmunds, Ingvar Ólafsson
This paper illustrates the feasibility and utility of combining cranial anatomy and brain function on the same 3D-printed model, as evidenced by a neurosurgical planning case study of a 29-year-old female patient with a low-grade frontal-lobe glioma. We herein report the rapid prototyping methodology utilized in conjunction with surgical navigation to prepare and plan a complex neurosurgery. The method introduced here combines CT and MRI images with DTI tractography, while using various image segmentation protocols to 3D model the skull base, tumor, and five eloquent fiber tracts...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
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