Delayed diagnosis of a fractured anterior arch of the atlas in a child
Publication date: Available online 17 September 2018Source: Interdisciplinary NeurosurgeryAuthor(s): Catherine Peterson, Richard J. Garling, Emre Yilmaz, Abilash Haridas, R. Shane Tubbs, Marc MoisiAbstractIsolated fractures of the atlas are rare in the pediatric population and it is imperative to properly diagnose the injury with accurate radiological evaluation. Herein, we report a case of a six-year-old child who presented with posterior head and neck pain after a fall. His initial workup, which included plain radiographs, missed a fracture of his atlas, which was only later diagnosed with additional imaging. Aside from ...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Familial colloid cyst of the third ventricle
This report presents a familial colloid cyst in non-twin brothers who both presented in their early twenties. In addition, both of them had congenital inguinal hernia. This may represent a potential association between familial colloid cysts and congenital inguinal hernia that could provide us with insight into the genetic mechanism involved. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - September 5, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Axial chordoma of the cervical spine managed by a trans-mandibular trans-oral approach
In conclusion this difficult case was managed successfully by thorough pre-operative planning and inter-departmental co-operation. Fortunately the lesion was isolated to the body and odontoid process of C2 which was in the patients favor lending the case towards a favorable outcome. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - September 1, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Surgical treatment of ruptured intracranial aneurysms: Timing of treatment and outcome
ConclusionNo statistically significant associations among mortality or poor outcome and timing for surgery were demonstrated. Considering the risks of re-bleeding and hospital stay, the surgical clipping should be considerate as soon as possible in patients with ruptured aneurysms. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - August 31, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Spontaneous intracranial hypotension complicated by refractory subdural hematomas in a patient with coagulation factor XIII deficiency
In this report, the authors propose management strategies for treating patients with SIH complicated by refractory SDH and coagulopathies by reviewing the literature. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - August 30, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Cervical compressive myelopathy caused by malfunction of a programmable cerebrospinal fluid shunt valve
Publication date: Available online 30 August 2018Source: Interdisciplinary NeurosurgeryAuthor(s): Kota Sato, Toru Yamashita, Keichiro Tsunoda, Mami Takemoto, Nozomi Hishikawa, Jinwei Shang, Yasuyuki Ohta, Ken Kuwahara, Takao Yasuhara, Isao Date, Koji AbeAbstractThe primary treatment for hydrocephalus is ventricular shunt placement, and a programmable valve is widely used for ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt surgery to reduce over/under drainage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Here, we report a rare case of a patient who developed successive VP shunt malfunction causing spastic muscle weakness in extremities associated cervica...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - August 30, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

A pilot study to propose a treatment-based classification for subgrouping patients with surgically treated degenerative lumbar spine with focus on comparing decompression versus decompression with fusion
ConclusionIn the current study we report HRQoL for two degenerative spine presentations; lumbar spinal stenosis with and without significant back pain with two treatments; decompression with and without fusion. Owning to the complexity of degenerative spine, the current paper proposes reporting treatment effectiveness and outcome for 6 TBC groups surgically treated patient's subgroups with the aim of building a database from reported outcome studies that can use the TBC subgrouping model for guiding therapeutic selection for each individual patient. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - August 30, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Cerebral infarct with idiopathic cervical internal carotid artery vasospasm: A case report and literature review
We report here a rare case of cerebral infarct due to repeated idiopathic bilateral CICA vasospasm, and present a review of the literature. A 38-year-old man, who had a medical history of cerebral infarcts at the ages of 27 and 35, was admitted complaining of disturbance of consciousness and aphasia. MRI and MRA revealed cerebral infarct of the left middle cerebral artery (MCA) area due to occlusion of the left cervical internal carotid artery. Cerebral angiography at 9 days after onset, we demonstrated that the right CICA was occluded, whereas the left CICA was recanalized. On the 32nd day after onset, MRA showed the bi...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - August 18, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Malignant primary intraosseous meningioma in a pediatric patient: A case report and review
DiscussionPIOMs are a rare subset arising in bone. In an extensive review, less than 150 cases of PIOMs were found. It likely originates from entrapment of arachnoid cap cells, congenitally or after development. Treatment is similar to intradural meningiomas, namely a potentially curative resection. Resection and cranioplasty should be performed simultaneously. Adjuvant radiation, chemotherapy and bisphosphonates are recommended. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - August 16, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Salient features in the management of sacral spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas
ConclusionThe presented sacral SDAVF case is unique as the patient presented with thoracic pain, mild lower limb weakness and sensory changes. Thorough knowledge regarding sacral SDAVFs will enable clinicians and neuroradiologists to diagnose the disease in the early stages and offer prompt treatment. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - August 16, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Novel nanofabricated dura substitute effectively repairs dural defects independent of defect size in a canine duraplasty model
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2018Source: Interdisciplinary NeurosurgeryAuthor(s): Matthew R. MacEwan, Tamas Kovacs, Wilson Z. RayAbstractDural substitutes are commonly utilized to repair dural defects incurred during routine neurosurgical procedures. The present study aims to examine whether the resorption rate of a novel non-biologic, fully-resorbable nanofabricated dura substitute is suitable for effective repair of large dural defects.Small or large dural defects were created bilaterally in a canine duraplasty model and then repaired with the nanofabricated dura substitute. Animals were monitored post-op...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - August 16, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Delayed intracerebral hemorrhage: A rare complication of deep brain stimulation surgery
ConclusionDBS is a safe surgical option for patients with various neurological and movement disorders. Although the risk of ICH is low, delayed hemorrhages are possible and can be a devastating complication all clinicians must be aware of and be prepared for in order to better manage and treat patients. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - August 15, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Dorsal meningioma and subdural hematoma in a patient without risk factors for anticoagulation. Description of a very atypical case and review of the literature
We report a case of a 72-year-old woman without coagulation disorders with a dorsal meningioma at D9-D10 level admitted in our hospital for scheduled surgical treatment. While awaiting surgery she developed an acute neurological worsening due to a subdural hematoma and required urgent surgical evacuation. After the surgery, the patient had a complete neurological recovery. This is probably the first case reported in the literature of this presentation to date. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - August 15, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Emergency high-flow bypass for the management of ruptured postirradiated internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysms in nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients
We present two NPC patients with a postirradiated pseudoaneurysm involving the petrous segment of the internal carotid artery. As direct parent vessel occlusion was infeasible, we established an emergency high-flow extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass followed by endovascular parent vessel occlusion. Both of the patients were followed-up for more than 24 months without neurological deficit or rebleeding. We suggest that EC-IC bypass with parent vessel occlusion should be considered as a practical and durable treatment option for patients with postirradiated ICA pseudoaneurysms who cannot tolerate direct carotid occlu...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 28, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

A retrospective analysis of surgical outcomes for acute subdural hematoma in an elderly cohort
ConclusionElderly patients with aSDH requiring surgery have a high likelihood of mortality. 24% of surgical patients were functional enough to go home or to a rehabilitation facility from the hospital. Age over 80 years old, GCS
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 27, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Treatment of ruptured blood blister-like aneurysms of the internal carotid artery with flow-diverting stents: Case report and review of pharmacological management
ConclusionsA literature review revealed numerous successful treatments of ruptured BBLA with FDS monotherapy. A variety of different pharmacological treatment adjuncts were used; oral aspirin and clopidogrel being the most common. Overall, patients with ruptured BBLAs of the ICA treated only with FDS monotherapy had superior outcomes when compared to patients with ruptured BBLAs treated with open microsurgical clipping or endovascular coiling alone. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 24, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

A case of multiple infectious intracranial aneurysms concurrently presenting with intracerebral hemorrhage and epistaxis
Publication date: Available online 24 July 2018Source: Interdisciplinary NeurosurgeryAuthor(s): Kyoya Sakashita, Kei Miyata, Ayumu Yamaoka, Takeshi Mikami, Yukinori Akiyama, Satoshi Iihoshi, Masahiko Wanibuchi, Nobuhiro MikuniAbstractInfectious intracranial aneurysms (IIAs) have the specific features of rapid growth and multiplicity, which often show various pathologies and serious symptoms when ruptured. There are few previous reports of multiple IIAs that concurrently present with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and epistaxis. A 62-year-old man with a history of tooth extraction 1.5 months before experienced an intracra...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 24, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Safety of performing craniotomy in the elderly: The utility of co-morbidity indices
ConclusionPatients 80 years-old and more were found to harbour a high complication rate following craniotomy when compared to literature. Our study suggests increasing age itself remains an important risk factor for postoperative complications. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 24, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Unilateral moyamoya disease mimicking intracranial hemorrhage in a pediatric patient: Surgical treatment with encephalo-duro-myo-synangiosis in a progressive disease
ConclusionAfter EDMS, a considerable degree of neurological recovery was observed in our patient with rare unilateral MMD mimicking intracranial hemorrhage. We found that the progression of clinical improvement after indirect revascularization in our case was due to EDMS. Surgical treatment with EDMS is reasonable for MMD because it allows for flexible revascularization that adequately addresses the requirement for new blood supply in the ischemic lesion. The EDMS procedure is followed by an observation period to preclude the possibility of the patient developing definite MMD. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 24, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Discrepancy between clinical-neurophysiological-neuroimaging examinations in lumbar spine degenerative disease: To the neurosurgeon the choice
ConclusionsThe discrepancy between the diagnostic examinations is a problem creating for the purpose of the preoperative evaluation, whereby the decision to intervene is entrusted to neurosurgeon, who will choose the better option for surgery. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 24, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

IDH-wildtype infiltrative low-grade glial tumor with nodule-like enhancement pattern
Publication date: Available online 23 July 2018Source: Interdisciplinary NeurosurgeryAuthor(s): Sho Hanai, Eiichi Ishikawa, Noriaki Sakamoto, Shunichiro Miki, Koichi Ichimura, Makoto Shibuya, Junzo Nakao, Masahide Matsuda, Hiroyoshi Akutsu, Shingo Takano, Akira MatsumuraAbstractThe authors describe a usual case of infiltrative low-grade glial neoplasm with a marked enhanced area which is difficult to diagnose. A 42-year-old man had the diffuse mass lesion partially with apparent enhancement in the right temporal lobe, the insular, and the basal ganglia regions. Final pathological diagnosis from the removed specimens was ID...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 24, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

A rare case of facial nerve schwannoma masked by a concomitant temporomandibular disorder pain
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2018Source: Interdisciplinary NeurosurgeryAuthor(s): Natália R. Ferreira, Aleli T. Oliveira, Marcos F. DosSantos, Valéria Battistella, Paulo R.V. Bahia, Antônio C.P. Carvalho, André Antonio MonteiroAbstractFacial nerve schwannoma (FNS) is an uncommon benign tumor that arises from the Schwann cells of the facial nerve (FN). Although rare, this is the most frequent type of FN tumor, potentially affecting any segment of the nerve. Nevertheless, a higher incidence of intracranial lesions and a predilection for the geniculate ganglion has been reported. Heari...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Postoperative radiation for primary melanoma of the cervical spinal cord in a pregnant patient: A case report & review of the literature
Publication date: Available online 3 July 2018Source: Interdisciplinary NeurosurgeryAuthor(s): Samantha Stubbs, Haris Vakil, Gary D. Lewis, Sarah A. Westergaard, Todd A. SwansonAbstractOnly 1% of melanomas present with isolated involvement of the central nervous system. Primary melanoma of the spinal cord is especially rare. There are only a handful of cases reported and only one reported during pregnancy. The patient was a 27-year-old female who presented with 16 weeks of neck pain and numbness in the distal upper extremities when she was 31 weeks pregnant. MRI revealed a mass in the cervical spine. The plan was for d...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Intractable epilepsy associated with angiographic obliteration of a medial temporal arteriovenous malformation following stereotactic radiosurgery
We present a case with recurrence of intractable complex partial epilepsy, despite angiographic obliteration of a cerebral arteriovenous malformation in the left medial temporal lobe following gamma knife radiosurgery. Preoperative memory function was normal, with no evidence of hippocampal atrophy by magnetic resonance imaging. Intraoperative electrocorticography demonstrated two independent foci of paroxysmal activity in the lateral and medial temporal lobes. As preoperative magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated subcortical hyperintensity, the lateral temporal lobe was resected. Histologically, there was evidence of su...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Diagnostic utility of magnetic resonance imaging in isolated cortical venous thrombosis presenting with seizures and a hypercoagulable state
In this report, we describe the case of a 50-year-old woman who presented with seizures and in a hypercoagulable state. She was diagnosed with ICVT, which was detected by T2*-weighted gradient-echo MRI. It is considered that, with the increasing use of T2*-weighted gradient-echo imaging, ICVT should be diagnosed more frequently in patients presenting with seizures, especially when in combination with a hypercoagulable state. Such early diagnosis would improve these patients' outcomes. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Urethral migration of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt in an adult immunocompromised patient
Publication date: Available online 5 July 2018Source: Interdisciplinary NeurosurgeryAuthor(s): Adrian Kelly, Steven Setati, P. Lekgwara (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Titanium hardware extrusion following pediatric cranioplasty
Publication date: September 2018Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, Volume 13Author(s): Cody L. Mullens, Luke J. Grome, Cesar A. Serrano, Rabia Qaiser, Aaron C. MasonAbstractAging pediatric cranioplasty patients with titanium implants are a population at risk for scalp breakdown and implant extrusion. Complications from titanium use in adult cranioplasty patients are well documented in the medical literature. Reports of complications focused on pediatric populations are sparse. In this case series, we report two examples of negative sequelae associated with titanium utilization in infant cranioplasty and discuss our tr...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Surgical management of an enormous subgaleal hematoma accompanying occipital bone's destruction in a 30 years old man with a history of hemophilia A
Publication date: September 2018Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, Volume 13Author(s): Wu Hao, Longwei Tan, Yong Wang, Huaxian Zhang, Ouyang Wang, Puyi Zheng, Yi Zou, Pengcheng Jin, Yiting Mv, Weizhong Ma, Kui Cai, Lingyun TongAbstractEnormous enormous subgaleal hematoma with epidural extension, accompanying occipital bone's absorption is an uncommon complication of hemophilia A. A 30 years old man presenting scalp lump was found enormous enormous subgaleal hematoma with epidural extension, accompanying occipital bone's destruction by computed tomography (CT) scan, and laboratory examination indicated that the co...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Peripheral facial palsy following ventriculoperitoneal shunt. The lesson we have learned
We report a very rare case of a male patient with normal pressure hydrocephalus submitted to ventriculoperitoneal shunt. During tunnelling of the shunt stylet, a peripheral facial palsy due to injury to the extra cranial segment of the facial nerve occurred.To the best of our knowledge this is the second case described in Literature.The patient and the surgeon should be aware of this very rare but possible complication in shunt surgery being careful to the course of the facial nerve in the mastoid region. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Cervical restenosis caused by progressive ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament in patients following laminoplasty: Two case reports
We report two cases of restenosis caused by the progression of thickness of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) seven and more years after laminoplasty, resulting in neurological deterioration needed for revision anterior decompressive surgeries. Neurological recovery after revision anterior excision of OPLL was poor. In both cases, the patients had progressive OPLL, with a non-ossified segment of the ossification foci, in common. After laminoplasty, they also both exhibited osseous fusion of the elevated laminae, but there was discontinuity at the interlaminar space at the peak level of OPLL. Discon...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

In the nose, not the sella: Case report of an ectopic pituitary adenoma
ConclusionThis case represents a rare presentation of an ectopic pituitary adenoma. The extensive tumor involvement of the nasal passageways, ethmoid sinuses, and the anterior fossa with the absence of cranial nerve involvement are notable. Histopathologic confirmation of the ectopic pituitary tumor was made after complete endoscopic endonasal removal. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Extensive craniospinal dissemination of extraventricular neurocytoma: A case report and review of literature
Publication date: September 2018Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, Volume 13Author(s): Ruchi Rastogi, V.P. Singh, Amita Mahajan, Manas Kalra, Bharat AggarwalAbstractCentral neurocytomas (CNCs) are benign intraventricular neoplasms seen in children and young adults. Rarely, neoplasms that are similar in histopathological appearance arise in the brain parenchyma and are termed as extra-ventricular neurocytoma (EVNC). These EVNCs commonly present as epilepsy and behave more aggressively than CNCs with poorer long-term outcome. Here, we present a case of EVNCs in a male child with multiple recurrences, aggressive behavior...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

A case of hemiparkinsonism with posterior cerebral artery giant aneurysm performing a FP-CIT PET study: Is it co-existing aneurysm or cause of hemiparkinsonism?
We report the case of a patient who developed predominantly right-sided parkinsonism with giant aneurysm on posterior cerebral artery (PCA). The hemiparkinsonism by PCA aneurysm was not reported, from what we know. And, this is the first case that performing FP-CIT PET on hemiparkinsonism with giant aneurysm. Initially, we probably thought the parkinsonism was a result of giant aneurysm of the PCA, secondary to midbrain compression by aneurysm. However, it could not be excluded the idiopathic parkinsonian disease (IPD) by the result of FP-CIT PET. The levodopa was administrated and her gait disturbance and bradykinesia was...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Odontoid screw fixation of a type II odontoid fracture in a patient with autofused C2–C3 vertebral bodies
ConclusionThis case demonstrates that patients with inaccessible C2–3 disc spaces can still undergo anterior fixation. In younger patients, this may be particularly valuable as the rotatory potential of their cervical spine is preserved. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Subdural empyema mimicking subacute subdural hematoma on CT imaging
We report a case of a 35-year-old male who was treated with craniectomy, subdural empyema evacuation, and subsequent intravenous antibiotic therapy. The patient presented with what appeared to be signs of a subacute subdural hematoma on imaging. A literature review was conducted to illustrate the similarities and differences in computed tomography (CT) findings for both subdural empyema, and subdural hematoma. High clinical suspicion, with prompt and appropriate imaging, and intervention are key to decrease the likelihood of neurological sequelae in the presence of subdural empyema. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Value of neurophysiologic monitoring in confirming indirect decompression of severe pediatric non-traumatic C1–C2 subluxation. A case report
We report a case of a 13-year-old-girl who presented with spastic quadriparesis secondary to severe atlantoaxial subluxation, where intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IOM) guided surgical decision making. The patient had congenital osseous abnormalities, including incomplete segmentation of C2 on C3, predisposing her to atlantoaxial dislocation. She underwent open surgical reduction of the C1–C2 subluxation with multi-modal intraoperative neurophysiologic guidance. Translaminar C2 screws and C1 lateral mass screws were placed bilaterally. Using a previously described distraction technique, we performed ventr...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Marked morphologic change of cerebral vessel with coexistence of severe flow compromise during endovascular treatment for ruptured aneurysm
Publication date: September 2018Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, Volume 13Author(s): Eui Gyu Sin, Cheol Young LeeAbstractIn the vasospasm periods, the optimal timing of treatment for ruptured intracranial aneurysms remains controversial. In generally, it was recommended that treatment for a ruptured aneurysm be delayed until its disappearance, but this might be associated with aneurysmal re-rupture resulting in a poor outcome. Endovascular technique has been developed for many years, early treatment after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) seems to be technically feasible even in the period of severe vasospasm...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Primary central nervous system vasculitis disguised as tumor-like granulomatous angiitis and multifocal subdural hematomas: A case report and literature review
We present a case of a 52-year-old male who complained of a tension headache and dizziness. He was diagnosed postbiopsy with PCNSV that was initially disguised by a tumor-like lesion and multifocal subdural hematomas seen on MRI. Our report highlights the value of considering PCNSV as a differential diagnosis in patients with subdural hemorrhage that has never been previously recognized and emphasizes the value of a brain biopsy for confirming the diagnosis. Our report also shows the efficacy of steroid and immunosuppressive therapy in treating PCNSV. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Remote cerebellar hemorrhage after craniotomy for sphenoid meningioma: Case report and review of literature
We present a series of postoperative brain computed tomography scans and a discussion of the pathophysiology of RSH, along with a review of the related literature. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Management of a cervical chordoma involving C7-T1
ConclusionsThere is currently controversy over the type of surgical modality: tumor block resection versus intralesional resection.This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

A case of dural arteriovenous fistula at the foramen magnum presenting with trigeminal neuralgia
Publication date: September 2018Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, Volume 13Author(s): Wei Huang, Jiasheng Yu (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Fully-endoscopic lumbar laminectomy for central and lateral recess stenosis: Technical note
ConclusionsThe availability of endoscopes with larger working channels (laminoscopes) and larger endoscopic instruments and drills now makes treating significant central and lateral recess lumbar stenosis with endoscopic techniques more feasible. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Usefulness of the 3D virtual visualization surgical planning simulation and 3D model for endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery of pituitary adenoma: Technical report and review of literature
Publication date: September 2018Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, Volume 13Author(s): Aya Shinomiya, Atsushi Shindo, Masahiko Kawanishi, Keisuke Miyake, Takehiro Nakamura, Shuji Matsubara, Takashi TamiyaAbstractThe purpose of this research was to investigate the usefulness of three-dimensional print models (3D models) in endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery (EeTSS) for pituitary adenoma. Eleven patients underwent EeTSS for pituitary adenoma using 3D models. We manufactured a 3D virtual surgical planning image using the patient's Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine dataset. Based on the image, a life...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Development of a pin-less reference head frame: An experimental setup and preliminary experiences
ConclusionThe sequence of exercises proved to be a suitable approach to investigate the advantages and disadvantages of the frames. The presented devices are not acceptable for emergency clinical practice yet. Further modification is necessary. Invasive pins are not mandatory for a close fit of the frame. The presented trial is superior to the investigation using an immobile skull model. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Preoperative FMRI associated with decreased mortality and morbidity in brain tumor patients
ConclusionsThis study analyzing a large retrospective series of brain tumor patients with and without the use of fMRI in the preoperative planning has resulted in improved mortality and morbidity outcomes with the use of fMRI. These results point to the importance of incorporating fMRI in presurgical planning in the clinical management of patients with brain tumors. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Controversies on treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms. Value of UIATS and PHASES scores in a daily practice in a Spanish population
Publication date: September 2018Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, Volume 13Author(s): Olga Mateo, Mercedes Valtueña, Marta Valés, Roberto García-Leal, Mariano del Valle, Fernando Fortea, Enrique CastroAbstractAppropriate management of unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) is still a matter of debate. Whether to treat patients with conservative management (CM) or with interventional management (IM) has been addressed in multiple reports with controversial risk/benefit balances.Our objective is to analyze in-hospital management decision and treatment results of UIAs and to evaluate the managemen...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

A technical note for previous clip removal for recurrent cerebral aneurysm
Publication date: September 2018Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, Volume 13Author(s): Yuta Kaneshiro, Shigeru Yamauchi, Keiji Murata, Yumiko UranoAbstractCerebral aneurysm clipping is a curative surgical procedure. Regrowth of previously clipped aneurysms is rare. Surgical intervention for recurrent aneurysms is more difficult than initial surgeries. In recent years, endovascular treatment may be performed as an effective procedure in such conditions. However, endovascular treatment can be difficult in some cases. Therefore, in some cases, removal of the previous clip can be useful. Removal of the previous clip has s...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Paediatric cranioplasty: A review
ConclusionAn ideal material for cranioplasty, especially in the paediatric age group, has not been established based on the available evidence. The current trend in practice appears to be the use of particulate bone grafts or exchange cranioplasty in infants. In older children, custom made implants using titanium or hydroxyapatite have been used successfully. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Ventriculoperitoneal shunt complications: A review
Publication date: September 2018Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, Volume 13Author(s): Michelle Paff, Daniela Alexandru-Abrams, Michael Muhonen, William LoudonAbstractVentriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) placement is one of the most commonly performed neurosurgical procedures and is necessary to treat most forms of hydrocephalus. Unfortunately, complications related to VPS placement are common, and multiple shunt revisions are almost expected throughout a patient's lifetime. Shunt malfunction may be attributed to multiple causes, including obstruction, infection, pseudocyst formation and bowel perforation. VPS obstruction...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Endoscopic 2-level transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion with cancellous DBM allograft: A less invasive alternative to MIS
Publication date: September 2018Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, Volume 13Author(s): Kevin L. Stevenson (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research