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Patient perception of gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery through twitter and instagram
Conclusions Social media provides a platform for patients to share their personal experiences and reactions to Gamma Knife radiosurgery. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - May 19, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Early unplanned reoperations in supratentorial brain tumors
Conclusions Frontal craniotomy and surgery during “on call” hours are independently associated with higher risk of reoperation in supratentorial brain tumors. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - May 19, 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 - May 17, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Comparative analysis of a fully-synthetic nanofabricated dura substitute and bovine collagen dura substitute in a large animal model of dural repair
Conclusions Synthetic nanofabricated dural substitute and bovine collagen dural substitute demonstrated effective repair of induced dural defects and successfully prevented CSF leakage without infection or damage to underlying brain tissue. Nanofabricated dura substitute exhibited increased neoduralization, reduced cortical adhesions, and progressive resorption compared to the bovine collagen membrane. Fully-synthetic nanofabricated dura substitute further demonstrated less inflammation, irritation, and fibrosis than the bovine collagen material. Nanofabricated dura substitute thereby provides a unique non-biologic option ...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - May 17, 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 - May 16, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

The thrombosed vein of Galen aneurysm: Is surgery choice?
Publication date: Available online 16 May 2018 Source:Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery Author(s): Ramiz Ahmedov, Nevhis Akinturk, Kenan Koc (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - May 16, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

A case of dural arteriovenous fistula at the foramen magnum presenting with trigeminal neuralgia
Publication date: Available online 16 May 2018 Source:Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery Author(s): Wei Huang, Jiasheng Yu (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - May 16, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

A novel integrative healing services approach for neurosurgery inpatients: Preliminary experiences and cost calculations
Conclusions IHS intervention may be an effective option for treating pain and decreasing hospital length of stay. National trends support the use of integrative healing and will likely continue to increase as further studies are performed. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - April 28, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Predicting primary outcomes of brain tumor patients with advanced neuroimaging MRI measures
Conclusions This study showed that advanced neuroimaging data with machine learning methods can potentially predict patient outcomes and reveal influential factors driving the predictions. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - April 26, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Can the use of a novel bone graft delivery system significantly increase the volume of bone graft material in a lumbar in situ cage, beyond volumes normally achieved via standard cage filling methodology? Results from a cadaveric pilot study.
In this study, we tested the hypothesis that the use of a novel bone graft delivery system would lead to significantly higher volumes of intra-cage BGM, compared to traditional cage filling methodology. The senior author performed a LLIF on a cadaveric spine in a traditional manner, which included hand-packing the cages with BGM and then inserting them into prepared disc spaces. A CT scan was performed and all BGM cage volumes were calculated. Next, attempts were made to inject additional quantities of BGM into the in situ cages, via the novel delivery system. A second CT was performed and new cage volumes of BGM were calc...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - April 25, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Sexual satisfaction of patients after the resection of an epileptic focus
Conclusion Based on the findings it may be assumed that the sexual satisfaction of patients with epilepsy after the resection of an epileptogenic focus is markedly affected by psychological factors, which should be considered in the therapeutic process. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - April 25, 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: Available online 24 April 2018 Source:Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery Author(s): Eui-Gyu Sin, Cheol-Young Lee In 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 - April 25, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Risk factors and clinical impact of perioperative neurological deficits following thoracolumbar arthrodesis
Conclusions This population based study found that increasing age, higher comorbid burden, and preoperative paralysis increased the risk of perioperative neurological deficits while female gender and hypertension were found to be protective. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - April 13, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Ischemic stroke as initial manifestation of Takayasu's arteritis
We present a case report where the first clinical manifestation of a large vessel vasculitis occurred within the central nervous system. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - April 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Multiple intraparenchymal cystic brain metastases - a rare manifestation of metastatic adenocarcinoma of the prostate
We report on a patient with known stage IV adenocarcinoma of the prostate who presented with a recent onset of dizziness. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated multiple cystic and nodular lesions throughout the brain parenchyma and cerebellum. At the time of diagnosis, the patient had normal PSA levels. The patient underwent palliative whole brain radiation and survived for 3 months after diagnosis with intracranial disease. We review the literature highlighting the incidence, treatment, and ongoing research endeavors to improve understanding of prostate cancer brain metastases. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - April 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Management of a cervical chordoma involving C7-T1
Conclusions There 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 - April 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Microsurgical treatment outcomes of brainstem cavernous malformation: Subgroup comparison depending on application of intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring
Conclusions The application of IONM during brainstem CM surgery might prevent postoperative deterioration of pre-existing neurological deficits and the development of additional deficits. Further, it might be associated with better functional outcomes. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - April 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Ventriculoperitoneal shunt complications: A review
Publication date: Available online 6 April 2018 Source:Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery Author(s): Michelle Paff, Daniela Alexandru-Abrams, Michael Muhonen, William Loudon Ventriculoperitoneal 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 - April 7, 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 - April 6, 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 - April 6, 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. We treated the levodopa, and she recovered the parkinsonism. (Source: Interd...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - April 5, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Odontoid screw fixation of a type II odontoid fracture in a patient with autofused C2 –C3 vertebral bodies
Conclusion This 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 - April 5, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Paediatric cranioplasty: A review
Conclusion An 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 - March 19, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Development of a pin-less reference head frame: An experimental setup and preliminary experiences
Conclusion The 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 - March 7, 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 - March 6, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

A rare case of pseudomonas meningitis following intrathecal baclofen pump placement in a 28-year-old paraplegic patient
Publication date: Available online 6 March 2018 Source:Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery Author(s): Clementine K. Affana, Mai Vu, Rosario Riel-Romero, Anil Nanda, Hai Sun (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - March 6, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

In the nose, not the sella: Case report of an ectopic pituitary adenoma
Conclusion This 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 - March 6, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

A technical note for previous clip removal for recurrent cerebral aneurysm
Publication date: Available online 6 March 2018 Source:Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery Author(s): Yuta Kaneshiro, Shigeru Yamauchi, Keiji Murata, Yumiko Urano Cerebral 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 se...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - March 6, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Extensive craniospinal dissemination of extraventricular neurocytoma: A case report and review of literature
Publication date: Available online 5 March 2018 Source:Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery Author(s): Ruchi Rastogi, V.P. Singh, Amita Mahajan, Manas Kalra, Bharat Aggarwal Central 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 - March 5, 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: Available online 19 February 2018 Source:Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery Author(s): Aya Shinomiya, Atsushi Shindo, Masahiko Kawanishi, Keisuke Miyake, Takehiro Nakamura, Shuji Matubara, Takashi Tamiya The 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 li...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - February 19, 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 - February 16, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

The red ear syndrome in upper cervical degenerative spine pathology; Case report and literature review
Publication date: Available online 16 February 2018 Source:Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery Author(s): Chirchiglia Domenico, Chirchiglia Pasquale, Murrone Domenico (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - February 16, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Pediatric diffuse intrinsic anaplastic astrocytoma of the medulla oblongata
We present the rare case of a child with an anaplastic astrocytoma confined to the medulla oblongata. An 11-year-old male found to have an intrinsic tumor of the medulla oblongata; the initial MRI was equivocal for determining the focal or diffuse nature of the tumor. After a subtotal resection followed by aggressive adjuvant therapy, rapid deterioration and death occurred at 16 months after initial diagnosis and surgery. Diffuse intrinsic anaplastic astrocytomas confined to the medulla oblongata are extremely rare. Diffuse tension imaging, a short period of symptoms, and presence of cranial nerve deficits are suggestive...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - February 14, 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: Available online 14 February 2018 Source:Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery Author(s): Olga Mateo, Mercedes Valtueña, Marta Valés, Roberto García-Leal, Mariano del Valle, Fernando Fortea, Enrique Castro Appropriate 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 manag...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - February 14, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Preoperative FMRI associated with decreased mortality and morbidity in brain tumor patients
Conclusions This 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 - February 14, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Titanium hardware extrusion following pediatric cranioplasty
Publication date: September 2018 Source:Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, Volume 13 Author(s): Cody L. Mullens, Luke J. Grome, Cesar A. Serrano, Rabia Qaiser, Aaron C. Mason Aging 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 treatme...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - February 4, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Endoscopic hematoma evacuation following emergent burr hole surgery for acute subdural hematoma in critical conditions: Technical note
Conclusion If intracranial pressure becomes sufficiently low after emergent burr hole craniostomy, endoscopic hematoma evacuation of ASDH may be a safe and effective method even in critically injured patients. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - February 3, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Hemorrhagic presentation without venous infarction caused by spontaneous thrombosis of developmental venous anomaly and angiographic change after treatment
We describe a case with large intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) without venous infarction caused by DVA thrombosis and angiographic change of successful treatment. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - February 3, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Effect of sevoflurane on neuronal activity during deep brain stimulation surgery for epilepsy: A case report
Publication date: Available online 2 February 2018 Source:Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery Author(s): Michaël J. Bos, Linda Ackermans, Frédéric L.W.V.J. Schaper, Rob P.W. Rouhl, Vivianne H.J.M. van Kranen-Mastenbroek, Wolfgang F. Buhre, Marcus L.F. Janssen Deep brain stimulation of the anterior nucleus of the thalamus is an effective treatment for patients with refractory epilepsy who do not respond sufficiently to medical therapy. Optimal therapeutic effects of deep brain stimulation probably depend on accurate positioning of the stimulating electrodes. Microelectrode recordings show bursty firing neuron...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - February 2, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Fully-endoscopic lumbar laminectomy for central and lateral recess stenosis: Technical note
Conclusions The 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 - February 2, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Atlanto-axial posterolateral dislocation associated with a type II displaced odontoid fracture
We report the case of a 28-year-old man with no significant medical history admitted to the emergency room with upper cervical spinal trauma following a frontal collision of two vehicles. We found a left arm monoparesis and a posterolateral atlanto-axial dislocation associated with a fracture of the displaced type II odontoid. The patient was treated by a retropharyngeal approach anteriorly after reduction by intraoperative traction by Gardner wells tongs maintained by a weight of 10 kg. The evolution was marked by a complete recovery of the left arm monoparesis at two months followed by physiotherapy. (Source: Interdisc...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - January 9, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Intraventricular liponeurocytoma: The role of surgery and adjuvant therapy
Conclusions The management of residual is still controversial in this tumor entity. Our analisys evidences the role of the radiotherapy in lesions with ki-67 index>3% after subtotal removal. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - January 4, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Self-thrombosing anterior cerebral artery aneurysm leading to a caudate infarct
Publication date: June 2018 Source:Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, Volume 12 Author(s): Peter N. Hadar, John Burke, Jared Pisapia, Aaron Bress, Bryan Pukenas, David Kung Self-thrombosing intracranial aneurysms are relatively uncommon and the conditions that lead to their formation are unknown, although they can be seen following subarachnoid hemorrhage and in autopsy specimens. We seek to raise awareness of the unintended iatrogenic thrombosis of intracranial aneurysms, its ischemic consequences, and the use of mechanical thrombectomy in its treatment. A 50-year-old hypertensive woman presented with a sudden onset of seve...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - January 3, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Acute epidural hematoma due to spinal venous angioma: A case report
Conclusion This case presented with acute progressive deterioration of paresis and sensory disturbance, and required emergency operation. Early diagnosis and emergency surgical treatment are essential for the therapy of acute spinal epidural hematoma due to venous angioma. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - January 3, 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: Available online 27 December 2017 Source:Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery Author(s): Kevin L. Stevenson (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - December 28, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Long-term clinical outcomes following surgical management of cervical spine fractures in elderly patients
Conclusions Patients≥75 have statistically similar outcomes following surgical management of cervical spine fractures when compared to patients<75. This may be due to ongoing improvements in both surgical and medical methodologies in spine trauma care. These results indicate that surgical management of cervical fractures in elderly patients is beneficial without regard to age, and should not be withheld for fear of poor outcomes in “older” elderly patients. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - December 28, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Refractory cryptococcal meningoencephalitis in a patient with multiple sclerosis treated with fingolimod: A case report
Publication date: June 2018 Source:Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, Volume 12 Author(s): Tony I. Anene-Maidoh, Robert M. Paschall, R. Scott Graham (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - December 28, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Spinal kirschner wire migration after surgical treatment of clavicular fracture or acromioclavicular joint dislocation: Report of a case and meta-analysis
Publication date: Available online 27 December 2017 Source:Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery Author(s): Hermann Adonis N'da, Kporou Landry Drogba, Landry Meleine Konan, Aderehime Haidara, Guy Varlet Kirschner wire is the most used device for clavicular and acromioclavicular joint dislocation fixation. Although wire migrations have been extensively reported, spinal migrations remain rare. Moreover, the mechanism of migration is still elusive. The aim of the present paper is to describe a single case of cervical spine migration of a K-wire followed by meta-analysis. Twelve cases of spinal K-wire have been reported in the last ...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - December 27, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

New modified suction tip for trans nasal skull base surgery: Technical note
Conclusion This modification of a rigid bronchoscope biopsy device was beneficial in addressing skull base lesions for dissection, aspiration and biopsy taking. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - December 27, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Supratentorial neurenteric cyst: Analysis of 45 cases in the literature
Conclusions S-NC are rare and challenging lesions. The radiological features are nonspecific, and it is difficult to differentiate enterogenous cysts from other cystic lesions such as arachnoid cyst, epidermoid or glioependymal cyst. In cases with mass effect and refractory symptoms, surgical removal is indicated, including liquid drainage, capsule removal and cisternal communication. Resection of these lesions is associated with favorable outcomes. (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - December 27, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research