Percutaneous balloon compression for trigeminal neuralgia: a how I do it
ConclusionOur technique, performed entirely under bi-plane fluoroscopy, allows a quicker and more precise surgery and avoids errors in guiding the catheter that can result serious injury. (Source: Acta Neurochirurgica)
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - May 18, 2022 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Posterior quadrant disconnection for refractory epilepsy: how I do it
ConclusionPQD is a less invasive surgical option to typical hemispherotomy and hemispherectomy for selected indications of posterior multilobar epilepsy. (Source: Acta Neurochirurgica)
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - May 17, 2022 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Occipito-transtentorial approach for falcotentorial meningiomas: how I do it
ConclusionThe occipito-transtentorial approach offers good surgical exposure and outcomes in carefully selected patients harboring falcotentorial meningiomas. Precise understanding of the relationship between the tumor and the internal cerebral veins, basal veins, and vein of Galen should be thoroughly analyzed as these structures may be infiltrated or displaced. (Source: Acta Neurochirurgica)
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - May 14, 2022 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Incomplete occlusion and visual symptoms of peri-ophthalmic aneurysm after treatment with a pipeline embolization device: a multi-center cohort study
ConclusionsType B aneurysm is associated with a lower occlusion rate after PED-only treatment. Patients with preoperative visual symptoms should be treated promptly to avoid permanent visual symptoms. (Source: Acta Neurochirurgica)
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - May 13, 2022 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Intraoperative ultrasonography in laminectomy for degenerative cervical spondylotic myelopathy: a clinical and radiological evaluation
ConclusionIntraoperative sonography visualises the surgically achieved restoration of the subarachnoid space in good correlation with postoperative MRI and might serve as a fast, precise and reliable tool for intraoperative imaging in cervical laminectomy. However, we could not demonstrate a clinical benefit with regard to functional outcome. (Source: Acta Neurochirurgica)
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - May 10, 2022 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Prevalence of incidental intracranial findings on magnetic resonance imaging: a systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionIncidental findings are common on brain MRI and may result in substantial resource expenditure and patient anxiety but are often of little clinical significance. (Source: Acta Neurochirurgica)
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - May 8, 2022 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

IgG4-related hypophysitis: a retrospective cohort study
ConclusionsIgG4-RH is an increasingly recognised entity presenting with a variety of symptoms and signs. Clinical presentation is similar to other forms of hypophysitis. It is therefore important to consider IgG4-RH as a differential and to have a low threshold for pituitary biopsy, the diagnostic gold standard. The diagnosis of IgG4-RH will guide decisions for additional workup for IgG4-related disease, multi-disciplinary team involvement and follow-up. (Source: Acta Neurochirurgica)
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - May 7, 2022 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Non-aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: Is the deep venous system the hidden culprit?
ConclusionThe presence of primitive venous drainage has a linear relationship with the development of non-aneurysmal SAH with multi-cisternal hemorrhage, worse grade at presentation, and unfavorable outcome. (Source: Acta Neurochirurgica)
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - May 7, 2022 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

The Sutureless Excimer Laser Anastomosis Clip Pilot Study: a feasibility and safety study
ConclusionThe SEcl anastomosis technique is feasible and, considering the severity of the disease, relatively safe. It can be considered a treatment option in very difficult-to treat last-resort aneurysm cases. From this study, further developments in minimizing clip size and application in cardiac surgery are initiated. (Source: Acta Neurochirurgica)
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - May 7, 2022 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research