Infant ossified cephalohematoma: a review of the surgical management and technical update.
Authors: Calloni T, Trezza A, Mazzoleni F, Cavaliere M, Canonico F, Sganzerla E, Giussani C Abstract Cephalohematoma is a subperiosteal collection of blood above the skull. It is associated with operative and prolonged deliveries. In most cases the hematoma spontaneously resolves in a short span of time, usually within one month. In a few cases cephalohematoma can become ossified and require surgical treatment. Traditional belief that ossified cephalohematomas are an exclusively cosmetic issue has been called into question by recent description of EEG anomalies associated to a calcified cephalohematoma. We review r...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - January 20, 2021 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

The interlaminar contralateral approach to far-lateral lumbar disc herniations: a singlecenter comparison with traditional techniques and literature review.
CONCLUSIONS: Our data suggest that the ICA is a safe and effective alternative to conventional approaches in FLLDH surgery. Larger prospective studies are needed to confirm our results. PMID: 33393748 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - January 6, 2021 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Utility of Hounsfield units in predicting fusion rates of patients undergoing anterior odontoid screw fixation following Anderson d'Alonzo type II and shallow type III fractures.
Authors: Lodin J, HejĨl A, Bolcha M, Sameš M, Vachata P Abstract BACKGROUND: Main objective of this study was to determine whether Hounsfield units (HU) measured in three areas of the axis correlate with successful fusion in patients with type II and shallow type III C2 fractures undergoing anterior odontoid screw osteosynthesis (AOSF). METHODS: Forty-five patients with C2 fractures treated via AOSF were analyzed. Only bony fusion with bone trabeculations across the fracture line was considered a successful result. Preoperative HU values were measured in three zones- corpus, watershed and dens. Statisti...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - January 6, 2021 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Telemedicine in a spine clinic setting: a large survey of patient preferences and experiences.
CONCLUSIONS: Most spine patients prefer in-person clinic appointments to virtual appointments. These preferences should be considered when arranging patient encounters. PMID: 33393750 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - January 6, 2021 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Brain location and tumor biological markers in high and low grade gliomas: our experience.
Authors: Raysi Dehcordi S, Galzio R, Marrone F, Di Vitantonio H, Marzi S, Fasano T, Taddei G, Millimaggi D, Di Cosimo T, Abbate F, Calvisi G, Masciocchi C, Ricci A Abstract BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest gliomas location may be correlated with specific biological signatures. Our purpose was to focus on the possible correlation between MGMT metilation status and Ki67 positivity with patient age, glioma location and lateralization. METHODS: We performed a retrospective evaluation to assess the correlation between MGMT metilation status and Ki67 index positivity with patient age, glioma location and lateraliza...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 17, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Management of anterior fossa cephaloceles: an overview.
Authors: Rampinelli V, Mattavelli D, Ferrari M, Schreiber A, Ravanelli M, Farina D, Deganello A, Fontanella MM, Doglietto F, Nicolai P Abstract Skull base cephaloceles (SBCs) are defined as herniation of intracranial content through the skull base and are classified based on composition, etiology, and topographic location. Anterior SBCs frequently protrude in the sinonasal cavity, and consequently are at potential risk of infection. Therefore, the current recommendation is to treat SBCs with the primary intent of preventing meningitis, and surgery represents the mainstay of treatment. Anterior SBCs may display a wi...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 17, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Transcranial approaches for tuberculum sellae meningiomas in the endoscopic era.
Authors: Godano U PMID: 33320466 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 17, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Risk factors and functional outcome were associated with hemorrhagic transformation after mechanical thrombectomy for acute large vessel occlusion stroke.
CONCLUSIONS: Higher NIHSS score was associated with HI, PH and sICH. History of coronary heart was associated with HI and sICH. Use of intravenous thrombolysis was associated with HI. History of oral anti-platelet and/or anti-coagulation drugs was associated with PH. Increased systolic blood pressure was associated with sICH. PHs was remarkablely associated with mortality at 90 days. PMID: 33320467 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 17, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Seizure-outcome after surgery of low-grade epilepsy associated neuro-epithelial tumors.
CONCLUSIONS: Good seizure-outcome is likely associated with extent of resection. Younger age of patient, less than one-year of seizure duration and absence of generalization of seizure are good prognostic indicators. The best seizure-control can be achieved by early surgical intervention. PMID: 33320468 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 17, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Exoscope and OArm: what we can learn in craniovertebral junction surgery.
Authors: Visocchi M, Mattogno PP, Signorelli F PMID: 33320469 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 17, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Shall elective neurosurgical patients be postponed during a pandemic? Lessons from the peak period of COVID-19 pandemic.
Authors: Elmaci I, Altinoz MA, Sari R, Syed HR, Aydinlar EI, Kahraman S, Jean WC PMID: 33320470 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 17, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

What is the quality of the information available on the internet for patients suffering with sciatica?
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the role that the internet plays in everyday life, information on the common and debilitating condition of sciatica is mostly of low-to-moderate quality, and with serious shortcomings. Healthcare stakeholders ought to be aware of the risks of misinformation and ensure that health-related internet website design and upkeep is guided by instruments such as DISCERN. PMID: 33320471 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 17, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Perioperative interruption of antiplatelet medications for elective extradural non-instrumented spine surgery: it is really necessary?
Authors: Ricciardi L, Raco A, Sturiale CL PMID: 33320472 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 17, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Early growth response 1 promoted the invasion of glioblastoma multiforme by elevating HMGB1.
CONCLUSIONS: ERG1 was a prognostic biomarker of GBM, and ERG1 and HMGB1 synergistically could predict the GBM prognosis more precisely. ERG1 could promote GBM cell invasion by inducing HMGB1 expression. PMID: 33297605 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 13, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Flow-augmentation bypass in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke.
CONCLUSIONS: The literature about flow augmentation bypass for treatment of acute ischemic stroke is scarce and heterogenous, with only 19 studies. The results of the present systematic review encourage further study to explore and validate the use of EC-IC bypass in the treatment of anterior circulation acute ischemic stroke in highly selected patients (symptomatic and with persistent penumbra despite best medical/endovascular treatment). PMID: 33297606 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 13, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Entrapment of the temporal horn: case series and systematic review of literature.
The objective of our study was to perform a systematic review on ETH. Data from patients treated at our Institution from 2008 to 2019 were retrospectively collected and analyzed. A systematic PRISMA review of literature was also performed using PubMed and Google Scholar. 121 cases (mean age 41 years; M/F ratio 1/1) were analyzed. In 65 (vs 56) cases (53.7% vs 46.3%) ETH was not surgery related. Headache was the most common symptom (42%). "Major" treatments were (1) ventriculoperitoneal/ventriculoatrial shunt (42 cases, 34.7%), and (2) endoscopic ventriculocisternostomy (12 cases, 9.9%). In the first group, no per...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 13, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Effects of percutaneous kyphoplasty combined with zoledronic acid injection on osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture and bone metabolism indices.
Authors: Yi H, Chen T, Gan J, Dong Z, Liu D, Zheng Y, Ning H, Wei Q Abstract BACKGROUND: Osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF) is usually treated by percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) which has limitations. We aimed to evaluate the effects of PKP combined with zoledronic acid (ZOL) injection on OVCF and bone metabolism indices. METHODS: A total of 600 OVCF patients admitted from June 2015 to June 2020 were randomly divided into group A (PKP alone), group B (PKP combined with ZOL 1 month later) and group C (PKP concurrently combined with ZOL) (n=200). Before as well as 1 month (before ZOL treatment in g...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 13, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Primary intradural extramedullary lesions: a longitudinal study of 212 patients and analysis of predictors of functional outcome.
CONCLUSIONS: Significant predictors of functional outcome following surgery in IDEM lesions included preoperative McCormick grade, extent of the tumor, tumor type, WHO grading and extent of resection. The authors recommend surgery with the intent of complete tumor excision, before the onset of substantial symptoms, for better outcome. PMID: 33297609 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 13, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Transpars approach for L5-S1 foraminal and extra-foraminal lumbar disc herniations: technical note.
Authors: De Bonis P, Musio A, Mongardi L, Lofrese G, La Marca F, Visani J, Cavallo MA, Scerrati A Abstract BACKGROUND: The short pars and the narrowed surgical corridor for far lateral L5S1 herniation make the transpars approach challenging. The aim of this study is to determine the feasibility, efficacy and safety of the transpars microscopic approach for the treatment of L5-S1 foraminal and extraforaminal lumbar disc herniation. METHODS: From 2015 to 2019, patients with L5-S1 far lateral lumbar disc herniation were prospectively recruited. Drug intake, working days lost, NRS-leg, NRS-back, nerve-root palsy, O...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 13, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Delayed subdural fluid collections after Ommaya reservoir placement.
CONCLUSIONS: Delayed subdural fluid collections occur in a significant minority of patients after Ommaya reservoir placement, and some patients require surgical intervention. HIV infection is associated with a higher risk of development of delayed subdural fluid collections. This patient subpopulation may benefit from closer monitoring or adjustment of management protocols. PMID: 33297611 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 13, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Carotid artery revascularization: endarterectomy versus endovascular therapy.
Authors: Oushy SH, Essibayi MA, Savastano LE, Lanzino G Abstract Carotid endarterectomy is considered the gold standard for primary and secondary stroke prevention in patients with asymptomatic and symptomatic carotid artery stenosis. The role of CEA has been defined by multiple randomized multicenter trials and CEA is the most studied surgical procedure. In recent years, with advances in endovascular techniques, carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS) has been proposed as an alternative to CEA especially in high risk patients. In this article, we review some of the most important trials on the invasive treatment of...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 13, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Decompressive hemicraniectomy in ischemic stroke.
Authors: Mrosk F, Hecht N, Vajkoczy P Abstract Malignant hemispheric stroke (MHS) is a life-threatening event, associated with high morbidity and mortality. Decompressive hemicraniectomy (DHS) is the treatment of choice to relieve the emerging space-occupying brain edema. This review details the pathophysiological and scientific background, considerations for clinical decision making, surgical treatment and impact on the patients outcome. Although surgery reduces mortality significantly, the probability for unfavorable outcome is still high in selected cases. While former randomized controlled studies aimed for the...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 1, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Radiculomedullary arterial contributions to the thoracolumbar spinal cord: an angiographic study.
CONCLUSIONS: Radiculomedullary anastomoses with both the ASA and PSA most-commonly originate from the left-sided T6-L2 spinal levels. Multiple RM contributions to the ASA or PSA are less common. PMID: 33252207 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 1, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Surgery and CoVid-19 pandemic's effects on the fragile psychosocial background in tetraplegic patients: psychological considerations.
Authors: Colzani G, Lavorato A, Vincitorio F, Garbossa D, Battiston B, Titolo P PMID: 33252208 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - December 1, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Flow-augmentation bypass for Moyamoya disease.
Authors: Fujimura M, Tominaga T Abstract Moyamoya disease (MMD) is a chronic, occlusive cerebrovascular disease with unknown etiology, which is characterized by progressive steno-occlusive changes at the terminal portion of the internal carotid artery and an abnormal vascular network formation at the base of the brain. MMD has an intrinsic temporal nature to attempt a gradual conversion of the vascular supply for the brain from intracranial/internal carotid (IC) system to extracranial/external carotid (EC) system, so called 'IC-EC conversion'. Compatible cerebrovascular angio-architecture could be found in associat...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - November 28, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Endoscopic endonasal surgery for anterior cranial fossa meningiomas.
Authors: Algattas HN, Wang EW, Zenonos GA, Snyderman CH, Gardner PA Abstract Meningiomas along the anterior skull base arise from the midline but have historically been resected via open cranial approaches with lateral to medial trajectories. The endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) offers a direct, inferomedial approach which has demonstrated several superior qualities for their resection. These meningiomas include tuberculum sellae, planum sphenoidale, and olfactory groove meningiomas. While early gross total resection (GTR) was lower than open approaches, EEA has currently achieved comparable rates of GTR and sig...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - November 28, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Surgical anatomy and technical nuances of the endoscopic endonasal approach to the anterior cranial fossa.
Authors: Almeida JP, De Andrade EJ, Vescan A, Zadeh G, Recinos PF, Kshettry VR, Gentili F Abstract Endoscopic endonasal approaches (EEA) to the skull base have significantly impacted the management of lesions located in the cranial base. Specifically, lesions arising from the anterior cranial fossa, such as pituitary macroadenomas, craniopharyngiomas meningiomas and craniofacial malignancies have benefited from the development of such approaches. Understanding of the anatomy of the anterior fossa is of utmost importance for the successful selection of the approach and application of surgical techniques in EEA. In t...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - November 28, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke.
Authors: Machi P, Luft A, Winklhofer S, Anagnostakou V, Kulcsár Z Abstract Endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke has become the first choice of treatment in large cerebral vessel occlusions, with a very high efficacy in terms of revascularization and reducing disability of affected patients. Revolutionizing acute therapy, it induced important paradigm shifts in the concepts of time and salvageable brain. In this review we focus on the current concepts of patient selection, imaging, techniques and perspectives of endovascular stroke treatment. PMID: 33245221 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - November 28, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Extended endonasal approaches for pituitary adenomas.
Authors: Solari D, D'Avella E, Bove I, Cappabianca P, Cavallo LM Abstract Pituitary adenomas presenting with significant extension beyond the sellar boundary, large size, asymmetrical shape and subarachnoid space invasion, although rare, represent a therapeutic challenge. The invasiveness of the tumor itself often limits the potential for complete tumor resection and increases the likelihood of intraoperative or postoperative complications, regardless of the approach. The extended endoscopic endonasal approach has been proposed as a valid alternative to the transcranial route for the treatment of certain pituitary ...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - November 28, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Bed rest after incidental durotomy in lumbar surgery. A redundant measure in case of watertight dural repair.
CONCLUSIONS: Postoperative CSF leakage represents a serious postoperative complication of lumbar surgery. Intraoperative dural repair plays a crucial role to avoid further neurological morbidity. Postoperative bedrest might be spared in case of watertight dural closure. PMID: 33245223 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - November 28, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Normal-appearing white matter structural integrity in incidentally discovered low-grade gliomas: a single institution study.
CONCLUSIONS: iLGG size and growth pattern could explain why white-matter status did not markedly differ with respect to the healthy controls. Findings therefore support evidence that iLGGs represent the earlier phase in natural history of LGGs and are discussed in a clinical perspective and in support to safe early surgery. PMID: 33245224 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - November 28, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Determination of the cutoff point of the absolute value of MGMTmRNA for predicting the therapeutic resistance to temozolomide in glioblastoma.
CONCLUSIONS: One thousand and two hundred copies/μg RNA appeared to be the most reasonable cutoff point of MGMTmRNA in GB for deciding to use other anti-tumor drugs such as Bevacizumab together with TMZ. PMID: 33236861 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - November 27, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Impact of aneurysm location and endovascular treatment modality on the improvement of headache in patients with unruptured intracranial aneurysms.
CONCLUSIONS: There was no clear statistical difference between stent-assisted coiling and coiling alone for the improvement of headache in patients with UIA, as well as between posterior and anterior UIA. Future well-conducted large trials that use headache severity scores are warranted to investigate that further. PMID: 33236862 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - November 27, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Carotid plaque vulnerability on magnetic resonance imaging and risk of future ischemic events: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: The current study findings strengthen the assertion that MRI-positive "high-risk" or "vulnerable" plaque features, including IPH, LRNC, and/or TRFC can predict risks of future ischemic events of stroke, TIA, or AF. PMID: 33236863 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - November 27, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Cortico-amygdalohippocampectomy for refractory temporal lobe epilepsy with mesial temporal sclerosis: surgical series of a tertiary epilepsy center.
Authors: Crociati Meguins L, da Cruz Adry RA, da Silva Júnior SC, de Araújo Filho GM, Neves Marques LH PMID: 33236864 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - November 27, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Correction to: Primary gliosarcoma: epidemiology, clinical presentation, management, and survival.
Authors: Ma R, Alexe DM, Pereira EA Abstract This corrects the article DOI: 10.23736/S0390-5616.17.04077-2. PMID: 33236865 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - November 27, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Effect of mesenchymal stem cells therapy in experimental kaolin induced syringomyelia model.
CONCLUSIONS: It was concluded that axonal repair accelerated in groups receiving stem cells, and thus, stem cells may be effective in recovery of neural tissue and myelin damage in syringomyelia. PMID: 33056946 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - October 21, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Radiation dose-escalation and dose-fractionation modulate the immune microenvironment, cancer stem cells and vasculature in experimental high-grade gliomas.
Authors: Riva M, Wouters R, Nittner D, Ceuster J, Sterpin E, Giovannoni R, Himmelreich U, Gsell W, Van Ranst M, Coosemans A Abstract BACKGROUND: In the context of high-grade gliomas (HGGs), very little evidence is available concerning the optimal radiotherapy (RT) schedule to be used in radioimmunotherapy combinations. This studied was aimed at shedding new light in this field by analyzing the effects of RT dose escalation and dose fractionation on the tumor microenvironment of experimental HGGs. METHODS: Neurospheres (NS) CT-2A HGG-bearing C57BL/6 mice were treated with stereotactic RT. For dose-escalation exp...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - October 21, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Risk factors for preoperative seizures in intracranial meningiomas.
Authors: Hinrichs FL, Brokinkel C, Adeli A, Sporns PB, Hess K, Paulus W, Stummer W, Grauer O, Spille DC, Brokinkel B Abstract BACKGROUND: About 25% of patients with intracranial meningioma display seizures at the time of initial presentation. Hence, identification of risk factors for preoperative seizures is crucial during perioperative care of meningioma patients. METHODS: Associations of preoperative seizures with clinical, radiological and histological variables were analyzed in 945 patients (689 females, 73% and 256 males, 27%; median age: 58 years) who underwent surgery for primary diagnosed intracranial m...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - October 21, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Sagittal re-alignment of the subaxial spine following occipitocervical fusion.
CONCLUSIONS: Fixation angles of occipito-cervical spine do impact the sagittal alignment of the subaxial spine. PMID: 33047578 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - October 15, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Intra-and postoperative complications in the treatment of spinal metastases. A multicentre surveillance study from the German Spinal Registry (DWG-Register).
CONCLUSIONS: This analysis provides predictive models for surgeons to identify patients who may benefit from transitional care programmes. Preoperative status, invasiveness, blood loss> 500 ml and blood transfusions are independent predictors associated with higher risk of complication. PMID: 33047579 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - October 15, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Subpial technique in supratentorial glioma resection: state of the art and analysis of costs and effectiveness in a single institute experience.
CONCLUSIONS: We obtained good postoperative results with regard to the extent of tumor resection using this technique. Subpial resection is an effective surgical technique to get a safer and more complete tumor resection. It should be combined with other modern neurosurgical tools such as neuronavigation, ultrasound and cortical mapping to obtain the best tumor resection and functional neurological preservation. PMID: 32989970 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - October 1, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Efficacy of whole-sellar Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for magnetic resonance imaging-negative Cushing's disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Whole-sellar GKRS is a safe and efficient method to manage MRInegative CD and provides similar GKRS outcome rates as in MRI-positive CD. PMID: 32989971 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - October 1, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

"Coil-and-Go" model for acute good grade subarachnoid hemorrhage: an innovative care model in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
"Coil-and-Go" model for acute good grade subarachnoid hemorrhage: an innovative care model in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. J Neurosurg Sci. 2020 Sep 28;: Authors: Al-Jehani H, Alqahtani A, Al Abbas F, Alhamid MA, Bunyan R PMID: 32989972 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - October 1, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Intraoperative ultrasound in the neurosurgical management of intracranial bleedings in newborns.
Authors: de Laurentis C, Trezza A, Calloni T, Paterlini G, Malguzzi S, Moretto A, Sganzerla EP, Giussani CG PMID: 32989973 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - October 1, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Management of intraoperative neuromonitoring in pygopagus conjoined twins.
Authors: Randi F, Palma P, Ponzo V, Brunetti C, Bagolan P, Marras CE PMID: 32989974 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - October 1, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Enzymatic activity of extracellular circulating proteasome in the CSF of patients with malignant intrinsic and metastatic brain tumors: proof of concept.
Authors: Mueller O, Thomassen J, Wiedemann J, Sure U, Sixt SU Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant intrinsic brain tumors are a hazardous disease with limited life expectancy despite intensive research in new targeted treatment options. Lately, proteasome inhibitors have been identified as potent agents causing death in glioma cell lines. It is the aim of the present study to identify proteasomal activity in the CSF of patients suffering from malignant brain tumors. METHODS: A total of 24 patients with histological confirmed brain tumors (12 malignant gliomas, 12 metastases) were included and CSF probes preoperativel...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - October 1, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

Transcortical endoportal subchoroidal endoscope-assisted approach to the third ventricle: from virtual reality to anatomical laboratory.
CONCLUSIONS: We documented the utility of a step-by-step VR planning and simulation followed by anatomical dissections to study surgical approaches to deep brain areas. The TEPSEA exploits the portal system and endoscopic assistance to access the entire TV minimizing cortical and white matter manipulation. PMID: 32989976 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - October 1, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

A reappraisal on botulinum toxin-A in trigeminal neuralgia.
Authors: Spina A, Brugliera L, Gagliardi F, Boari N, Bailo M, Calvanese F, Iannaccone S, Mortini P PMID: 32989977 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - October 1, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research

COVID-19 and priorities in the department of neurosurgery: the limitations of the neurosurgeon.
Authors: Lozada I, Bolaño M, Moscote L, Torres D PMID: 32989978 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - October 1, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research