Surgical decompression of arachnoid cysts leads to improved quality of life: a prospective study —long-term follow-up
ConclusionsThe previously reported postoperative, short-term improvement in Qol and complaints appears stable, as the improvement remains at long-term follow-up. This suggests that the beneficial effects of surgical treatment are long-lasting.
Authors: Faedda N, Natalucci G, Baglioni V, Giannotti F, Cerutti R, Guidetti V Abstract Introduction: A wide proportion of children and adolescents with headache tends not to respond to various pharmacological treatments in use. The failure to respond to symptomatic treatment and prophylaxis is often due to the presence of a comorbid psychopathology undiagnosed or not properly treated. For these reasons and for the negative impact of headache on the quality of life of the patients and on the costs for the public health system, the adoption of an integrated multi-disciplinary perspective in the diagnosis and treatment ...
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2019Source: Anaesthesia &Intensive Care MedicineAuthor(s): Amit R. Panigrahi, Cathy ArmstrongAbstractPost-dural puncture headache (PDPH) is a common and debilitating complication of central neuraxial blockade in the parturient. The obstetric population is at particular risk with up to 80% of women developing symptoms after accidental dural puncture during labour epidural insertion. PDPH typically develops 24–48 hours post puncture and is classically described as an occipito-frontal headache with postural features. Diagnosis and assessment should include consideration o...
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Could decreased overnight melatonin levels be useful as a predictive marker for next day migraine in children and adolescents?Headache
Carotid-Cavernous sinus fistula (CCF) caused by a ruptured aneurysm of persistent primitive trigeminal artery (PPTA) is exceptionally rare. Herein, we reported the case of a 64-year-old female who presented with headache, pulsatile tinnitus, and diplopia. Angiography showed a PPTA and CCF. Three-dimensional digital subtraction angiograms revealed a direct shunt between the PPTA aneurysm and the left cavernous sinus. The trigeminal carotid fistula was successfully treated with detachable coils and Onyx, and the PPTA was preserved.
AbstractThe surgical approach for hypophysectomy has undergone sweeping revolution in the past three decades. With the advent of endoscopes, better instrumentation, better illumination and viewing cameras, endoscopic endo-nasal trans-sphenoidal approach to sella has now largely become the norm. The aim of this study is to present our experience, analysing the surgical outcomes of this approach in patients with pituitary adenoma, pertaining to entirety of tumor removal, alleviation of symptoms and rate of complications. This prospective study was conducted at our tertiary health care centre from June 2012 ...
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