The floating anchored craniotomy.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the potential advantages of techniques that avoid the need for a second cranioplasty, they have not been widely adopted and have been omitted from trials examining the utility of decompressive surgery. This retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data suggests that the floating anchored craniotomy may be applicable instead of decompressive craniectomy. PMID: 28713633 [PubMed]
Conclusion: The patient number is not large enough to make a broad conclusion. However, the individualized treatments and long follow-ups, together with detailed literature review, suggest that CSM requires individualized staged treatments based on each patient's condition. A period of "wait and see" before starting with either surgery or radiation treatment can benefit the patient. PMID: 31819821 [PubMed]
Conclusion: Microsurgical treatment is an effective method for VA and PICA aneurysms. The majority of VA and PICA aneurysms do not require complex basal approaches. A thorough preoperative planning, reconstructive clipping techniques, and anastomoses creation, as well as patient selection based on the established algorithms and consultations with endovascular surgeons, may reduce the number of complications and increase the rate of complete microsurgical occlusion in VA and PICA aneurysms. PMID: 31819820 [PubMed]
Conclusion: GCTs were thought to be benign tumors with slow growth, but they could potentially possess aggressive features and invade into surrounding structures as described in this case. OTE can be a rare MRI finding of GCTs. Only one case of GCT-related OTE has been reported in literature to our best knowledge. PMID: 31819811 [PubMed]
Conclusions: Hysteresis was observed between propofol concentrations at LOR and ROR, in both patients presenting for spinal and intracranial surgeries. Manipulation of the brain does not appear to change patterns of hysteresis, suggesting that neural inertia may occur in humans, in a way similar to that found in animal species. These findings justify performing a clinical study in patients using measured propofol concentrations to assess neural inertia.
We report a case of KTS syndrome with Chiari 1 malformation who had presented for craniotomy, and thereby discuss the challenges faced during anaesthetic management of these patients for major surgeries.
AbstractMinipterional (MPT) craniotomy has recently been added to the neurosurgical armamentarium as a less invasive alternative to the pterional craniotomy for the treatment of parasellar lesions. However, its clinical applicability in the treatment of certain complex aneurysms, such as those arising in the paraclinoid region, remains unclear. To illustrate the microsurgical anatomy of a modified extradural MPT approach, which combines a classic MPT craniotomy with an extradural anterior clinoidectomy, and to demonstrate its clinical applicability in the treatment of complex paraclinoid aneurysms. A stepwise extradural MP...
CONCLUSIONS: UPF1 is down-regulated in glioma and alleviates the progression of glioma via targeting CYTOR. PMID: 31799670 [PubMed - in process]
AbstractSphenoid wing dural AVFs represent a rare clinical entity. These lesions may be asymptomatic or present with focal neurologic deficits, intracranial venous hypertension, or intracranial hemorrhage. Diagnosis is based on clinical findings and diagnostic imaging. They are alternatively classified as lesions of either the greater or lesser wings of the sphenoid bone. We performed a search of the PubMed database of studies evaluating the clinical behavior and surgical and endovascular therapies of these lesions. Dural AVFs draining into the superficial middle cerebral vein and/or laterocavernous sinus, or rather, lesio...
Conditions: Meningioma; Tumor, Brain; Chiari Malformation; Vascular Malformation; Hydrocephalus; Tethered Cord; Dural Fistula; Craniotomy; Spinal Surgery; Duraplasty Intervention: Sponsor: Aesculap AG Not yet recruiting
This article provides step-by-step descriptions of our surgical technique for non-lesional FLE. Sixteen patients undergoing eFL were included in this study. The goals were to maximize gray matter removal, including the orbital gyrus and subcallosal area, and to spare the primary motor and premotor cortexes and anterior perforated substance. The eFL consists of three steps: (1) positioning, craniotomy, and exposure; (2) lateral frontal lobe resection; and (3), resection of the rectus gyrus and orbital gyrus. Resection ahead of bregma allows preservation of motor and premotor area function. To remove the orbital gyrus preser...