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Tenth case of bilateral hemifacial spasm treated by microvascular decompression: Review of the pathophysiology.
CONCLUSIONS: We believe that bilateral MVD is the best approach in cases of BHFS. PMID: 29026661 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Intrathecal and intraventricular antibiotics for postoperative Gram-negative meningitis and ventriculitis.
CONCLUSION: The findings of this study suggest that IVT and IT antibiotic therapy is a useful option in patients who are nonresponsive to standard intravenous therapy with little or no side effects. PMID: 29026662 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Ependymal enhancement on magnetic resonance imaging for the identification of high-grade gliomas.
CONCLUSION: EE has moderate sensitivity and specificity for high-grade gliomas. However, larger sample studies are required for further validation of this observations. PMID: 29026663 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Supratentorial extraparenchymal schwannoma mimicking parasagittal meningioma: A rare case report.
CONCLUSION: On the basis of clinical presentation and radiological appearances, schwannoma in unusual sites can easily be mistaken for meningiomas; immunochemistry plays an important role in differentiating them. Till date, to the best of our knowledge, this is the second reported case of schwannoma mimicking meningioma in parasagittal location. PMID: 29026664 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Lasting bilateral mydriasis after traumatic brain injury may not always be a lost case.
CONCLUSION: In light of recent studies, lasting bilateral mydriasis may not always be considered a decisive factor for non-escalation of treatment, as variability among TBI patients and outcomes has been demonstrated. Wide decompressive craniectomy is viable for controlling refractory intracranial hypertension in hemodynamically stable patients. PMID: 29026665 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Bedside twist drill aspiration of cerebral abscess less than 2.5 cm in size: A case series and discussion.
CONCLUSION: In patients with peripherally located brain abscesses less than 2.5 cm in size, bedside twist drill drainage may be a safe and reasonable approach. Positive identification of infective pathogen allows for a decreased hospital length of stay and de-escalation of antibiotics regiment resulting in significant reduction of hospital costs and resources in 2 of the 3 patients treated. This is of benefit to the patient as well as the health system. PMID: 29026666 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Lumbar chronic subdural hematoma mimicking an intradural extramedullary tumor: A case report.
CONCLUSION: Chronic spinal subdural hematoma can mimic intradural extramedullary spinal tumors even in the absence of trauma and/or coagulopathies. PMID: 29026667 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Fourth ventricle neurocysticercosis: Rigid endoscopic management. Description of direct transcerebellar approach.
CONCLUSION: This article presents a useful technique with low morbidity and mortality. Further investigation is needed, especially in our Mexico, where neuroendoscopical techniques are still in the development phase. PMID: 29026668 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Factors predicting long-term outcome after short-segment posterior fixation for traumatic thoracolumbar fractures.
CONCLUSION: Patients with thoracolumbar facture dislocations, subjected to axial spinal loading postoperatively, should not be considered for SSPF alone. The following factors also contributed to SSPF failures: a burst fracture, a preoperative LSC score of>6, and/or presence of transverse dislocation. PMID: 29026669 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Rare case of conus medullaris glioblastoma multiforme in a teenager.
CONCLUSION: GBM of the spinal cord are rare in the pediatric age group. A 16-year-old male presented with a flaccid paraplegia attributed to an MR-documented GBM of the distal thoracic cord extending from the T9 level through the conus medullaris. Despite partial intramedullary tumor resection, 10 months postoperatively, he remained paraplegic. PMID: 29026670 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Bilateral caudate nucleus infarcts: A case report of a rare complication following endoscopic resection of a tuberculum sellae meningioma.
CONCLUSION: This report discusses the possible underlying etiologies for the bilateral caudate infarcts and necrosed flaps including bacterial meningitis with associated local vasospasm of nearby vessels resulting in infarction. This case emphasizes the importance of concise management of postendoscopic CSF leak and discusses the guidelines regarding antimicrobial therapy and the management of lumbar drains. PMID: 29026671 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Intraoperative navigation-guided resection of anomalous transverse processes in patients with Bertolotti's syndrome.
CONCLUSION: Intraoperative three-dimensional imaging and navigation guidance facilitated the resection of anomalous transverse processes in two patients with Bertolotti's syndrome. Excellent outcomes were achieved in both patients. PMID: 29026672 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Endoscopic management of a cavernous malformation on the floor of third ventricle and aqueduct of Sylvius: Technical case report and review of the literature.
CONCLUSIONS: Three days after the surgery, magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a gross total resection and adequate third ventriculostomy flow. One year after the surgery, the patient was asymptomatic. Neuroendoscopy has evolved towards minimally invasiveness, and in selected cases is an equally effective surgical approach to ventricular lesions. It provides minimal cerebral cortex disruption and vascular manipulation. PMID: 29026673 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Chronic headache caused by a titanium fixation plate: Report of two cases.
CONCLUSION: Titanium miniplate fixation may irritate the deep division of the supraorbital nerve and may cause a chronic headache. Here, we propound the idea that, postcraniotomy, titanium miniplates should not be placed above the temporal fusion line. PMID: 29026674 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Advantages of using a detachable-tip microcatheter and liquid embolic agents in the preoperative embolization of a recurrent cerebellar hemangioblastoma: A case report.
CONCLUSION: Preoperative embolization with detachable-tip microcatheters and liquid embolic agents should be taken into consideration when assessing patients with hemangioblastomas of the posterior fossa due to the reduced risks of cardiac arrest, hemorrhage, and death. PMID: 29026675 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Spinal epidural abscess: Report on 27 cases.
CONCLUSION: Early recognition and timely evacuation of spinal abscesses minimized neurological morbidity and potential mortality. PMID: 29026676 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Risk factors of surgical site infections in instrumented spine surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: There is an increased risk of SSI in patients who are obese or use drugs and/or alcohol. Clear preoperative identification of these risk factors prior to implanting spinal instrumentation should help prevent SSI in the future. PMID: 28970960 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 4, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Long-term follow-up for ossification of autologous bone plug and skin sinking after periosteum-preserved burr hole surgery.
CONCLUSION: Application of burr hole-derived autologous bone dust is associated with better ossification and objective cosmetic result following burr hole surgery after CSDH. PMID: 28966811 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Mild hemophilia A presaged by recurrent postoperative hemorrhagic complications in an elderly patient.
CONCLUSIONS: Accurate diagnosis is important for the management of postoperative hemorrhagic complications caused by pathologies of the coagulation system. Sufficient hemostasis of hemorrhage from subcutaneous and muscle tissue is essential even during emergency surgery to avoid postoperative complications. A diagnosis of hemophilia should be considered in the face of prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT). PMID: 28966812 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Assessing the accuracy of neurological surgery resident case logs at a single institution.
CONCLUSION: Resident managed case logs are an incomplete representation of clinical work. The cause for inaccuracy is multifactorial. The authors suggested that further research is necessary to validate their results and to identify means by which the accuracy of case logs can be increased. PMID: 28966813 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Biomechanical study of rod stress after pedicle subtraction osteotomy versus anterior column reconstruction: A finite element study.
CONCLUSION: The rod stress with an ACR was comparable to a PSO coupled with interbody support. These results suggest an ACR is a viable MIS alternative to a PSO without the need for a large posterior osteotomy. PMID: 28966814 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Neurovascular patterning cues and implications for central and peripheral neurological disease.
Authors: Gamboa NT, Taussky P, Park MS, Couldwell WT, Mahan MA, Kalani MYS Abstract The highly branched nervous and vascular systems run along parallel trajectories throughout the human body. This stereotyped pattern of branching shared by the nervous and vascular systems stems from a common reliance on specific cues critical to both neurogenesis and angiogenesis. Continually emerging evidence supports the notion of later-evolving vascular networks co-opting neural molecular mechanisms to ensure close proximity and adequate delivery of oxygen and nutrients to nervous tissue. As our understanding of these biologic p...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Natural history of cranial fibrous dysplasia revealed during long-term follow-up: Case report and literature review.
CONCLUSIONS: The significant growth potential of these lesions was revealed in this patient, in whom conservative management had been adopted. Despite optimal surgical resection and outcome in this case, the importance of surveillance imaging and perhaps earlier intervention cannot be underestimated when managing cranial FD. PMID: 28966816 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Association of travel distance and cerebral aneurysm treatment.
The objective of this study was to examine the impact of longer travel distance on aneurysm management. METHODS: Adult patients treated for cerebral aneurysms from January 1, 2013 to January 1, 2016, were retrospectively identified. Demographic data, socioeconomic data, aneurysm characteristics, and postoperative outcomes were evaluated with univariate and multivariable analysis to determine factors that influenced treatment prior to or after rupture. RESULTS: Two hundred fifty aneurysms (87 ruptured) were treated during the study period. Patients treated after rupture were more likely than those treated before rup...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Intraoperative monitoring for spinal radiculomedullary artery aneurysm occlusion treatment: What, when, and how long?
CONCLUSION: This paper attempts to build awareness of the possibility to cause or worsen a neurological deficit if a radiculomedullary aneurysm with preserved distal flow is clipped or embolized without an optimal IOM control. We report in detail MEP monitoring during the occlusion of a unilateral T4 segmental artery that supplies an anterior radiculomedullary artery aneurysm. PMID: 28966818 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery for patients aged over 80 years with pituitary adenomas: Surgical and follow-up results.
Authors: Fujimoto K, Yano S, Shinojima N, Hide T, Kuratsu JI Abstract BACKGROUND: With the rapid aging of the general population, the number of pituitary adenoma (PA) diagnosed in elderly patients is increasing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery (ETSS) for PA in patients aged ≥80 years. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients aged ≥80 years who underwent ETSS for PA at our hospital from January 2001 through December 2014. Treatment results were assessed by the extent of surgical removal, symptom improvement, ...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Age-related differences in fibrinolytic parameters in patients with acute traumatic brain injury.
Authors: Nakae R, Yokobori S, Takayama Y, Kuwamoto K, Naoe Y, Yokota H Abstract BACKGROUND: Coagulopathy and old age have been associated with poor outcomes in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients; however, the relationships of coagulopathy and age with the acute phase of TBI remain unclear. We hypothesized that coagulation/fibrinolytic abnormalities are more severe in older patients in the acute phase of TBI and may explain, in part, their poor outcome. METHODS: We analyzed the relationship between coagulation/fibrinolytic parameters and age in the acute phase of TBI by retrospectively evaluating 274 patients...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Self-resolving prepontine cyst.
CONCLUSION: For asymptomatic prepontine cysts, a close radiological and clinical follow-up may prove useful. PMID: 28966821 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

NeuroMind: Past, present, and future.
Authors: Kubben PL Abstract This narrative report describes the underlying rationale and technical developments of NeuroMind, a mobile clinical decision support system for neurosurgery. From the perspective of a neurosurgeon - (app) developer it explains how technical progress has shaped the world's "most rated and highest rated" neurosurgical mobile application, with particular attention for operating system diversity on mobile hardware, cookbook medicine, regulatory affairs (in particular regarding software as a medical device), and new developments in the field of clinical data science, machine learnin...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Initial radiological findings utilizing titanium basket for cervical open door laminoplasty.
CONCLUSION: This titanium "basket" spacer (Laminoplasty Basket: L-Basket; Ammtec, Tokyo) promoted bone union between the spacer and both lamina, lateral masses following cervical laminoplasty without undue complications. PMID: 28966823 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Safety and efficacy of lateral mass screws at C7 in the treatment of cervical degenerative disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Lateral mass screws are as safe and effective as pedicle screws at C7 in long-segment posterior cervical fixation, have a lower rate of perioperative complications than pedicle screws, and are technically easier to place. PMID: 28966824 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Acute vertex epidural hematoma.
Authors: Ben-Israel D, Isaacs AM, Morrish W, Gallagher NC PMID: 28966825 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

The impact of presurgical comorbidities on discharge disposition and length of hospitalization following craniotomy for brain tumor.
CONCLUSIONS: In this study, we used ML ensembles to identify preoperative comorbidities that increased the risk of nonhome discharge and extended LOS following craniotomy for brain tumor. Recognizing these risk factors for poor postsurgical outcomes can improve patient counseling and offer opportunities for quality improvement. PMID: 28966826 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Spontaneous pseudomeningocele associated with lumbar spondylolisthesis: A case report and review of the literature.
CONCLUSION: Lumbar isthmic spondylolisthesis may lead to changes in the elastic properties of the underlying dura mater. Rarely, this may lead to meningeal tears and formation of a pseudomeningocele. Historically, one must always check for a prior epidural injection that could have resulted in this complication. Additionally, as most likely the case here, the lysis defect was responsible for the foraminal dural laceration resulting in the pseudomeningocele. PMID: 28966827 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Sequential changes of arterial spin-labeling perfusion MR images with dual postlabeling delay following reconstructive surgery for giant internal carotid artery aneurysm.
CONCLUSION: Serial ASL-MRI with dual PLDs could show dynamic changes of giant aneurysms and the associated hemodynamic state following the surgery. PMID: 28966828 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Impact of the revised WHO classification of diffuse low-grade glioma on clinical decision making: A case report.
CONCLUSION: The introduction of molecular parameters to the classification of LGG will add a level of objectivity, which will yield biological homogeneous subclasses. Consequently, this will influence patient counseling and clinical decision making regarding treatment protocols. PMID: 28966829 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

A View of the Future from Mercedes Benz.
Authors: Ausman JI PMID: 28966830 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Successful cerebral thrombectomy for a nonagenarian with stroke in the subacute phase after transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
CONCLUSIONS: Although NOAF is rare during the subacute phase of TAVI, in this patient it might be the cause of her stroke. This finding suggests that dual antiplatelet therapy alone may be insufficient in the prevention of stroke after TAVI. Nonetheless, this case demonstrates the efficacy and safety of endovascular thrombectomy in patients with acute ischemic stroke caused by NOAF after TAVI. PMID: 28904820 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - September 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Endoscopic transnasal suprasellar approach for anterior clinoidal meningioma: A case report and review of the literature.
CONCLUSIONS: Resection of selected ACMs can be safely achieved utilizing the endoscopic transnasal suprasellar approach. Although the literature lacks long-term outcome comparison between the transnasal and the traditional transcranial approaches, specifically addressing ACMs, this technique is becoming more popular over the last decade. More efforts should be directed towards implementing and reporting the endoscopic transnasal suprasellar approach for meningiomas of the anterior clinoid process. PMID: 28904821 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - September 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

A parental perspective concerning barriers to care for neural tube defects in China.
Authors: Campion A, Lee C, Bao N, Lazareff J Abstract BACKGROUND: The People's Republic of China (PRC) has the highest incidence of neural tube defects (NTDs) in the world. NTDs remain a significant contributor to the global burden of disease amendable to surgical care; however, no studies to date have evaluated the patients' perspective regarding perceived barriers to care. METHODS: The study was conducted at the Shanghai Children's Medical Center (SCMC) between 6/11/2014 and 7/17/2014. Surveys were administered to families presenting to the clinic of the SCMC director for Pediatric Neurosurgery. Additionally,...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - September 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

A novel drainage approach in patients with cholesterol granuloma: From petrous apex to mastoid air cell.
CONCLUSION: The use of a robust drain seems to be an effective, safe, and feasible option to prevent recurrences in patients with CG. PMID: 28904823 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - September 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

A case of unruptured aneurysm of the internal carotid artery presenting as olfactory hallucinations.
CONCLUSION: According to our knowledge, previous reports are limited to cases of large middle cerebral artery aneurysms compressing the lateral orbitofrontal cortex, and this is apparently the first report of a case where olfactory hallucinations occurred from direct stimulation of the entorhinal cortex by an internal carotid and posterior communicating artery bifurcation aneurysm. We examined the pathophysiology underlying the development of olfactory hallucinations. We found craniotomy clipping and focal resection to be useful from the standpoint of seizure control. Whether seizure control can also be obtained with intra...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - September 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Angiographic and epidemiological characteristics associated with aneurysm remnants after microsurgical clipping.
This study was conducted from February 2009 to August 2012 on a series of 90 patients with 105 aneurysms referred to the Santa Casa of Belo Horizonte who were surgically treated and angiographically controlled. RESULTS: Surgical clipping was considered incomplete in 13.3% of the aneurysms. The mean age of cases with an aneurysm remnant was 57.5 years, whereas the mean age without aneurysm remnant was 49.7 years (P = 0.02). Aneurysm remnants were detected more frequently on the internal carotid artery, nevertheless, no statistically significant differences were verified when comparing the locations. Aneurysm size in the...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - September 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Modified extradural temporopolar approach with mini-peeling of dura propria for paraclinoid and/or parasellar tumors: Operative technique and nuances.
CONCLUSIONS: The modified EDTPA is safe and recommended for surgical treatment of paraclinoid and/or parasellar tumors to reduce the risk of intraoperative optic neurovascular injury. PMID: 28904826 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - September 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Horizontal distance of anterior communicating artery aneurysm neck from anterior clinoid process is critically important to predict postoperative complication in clipping via pterional approach.
CONCLUSION: The horizontal distance from the base of the anterior clinoid process is important to predict CT abnormalities and complications in clipping of AcomA aneurysm through pterional approach. PMID: 28904827 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - September 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Usefulness of dural surface tracing of the cortical vessels with indocyanine green videoangiography just prior to dural opening for various cerebrovascular diseases.
CONCLUSIONS: Dural surface tracing of the cortical vessels with ICG videoangiography just prior to dural opening is a useful technique, which allows optimal and safe dural opening for treatment of various cerebrovascular diseases. PMID: 28904828 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - September 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Cavernous angioma presenting with subarachnoid hemorrhage which was diffusely distributed in the basal cisterns and mimicked intracranial aneurysm rupture.
Authors: Uneda A, Yabuno S, Kanda T, Suzuki K, Hirashita K, Yunoki M, Yoshino K PMID: 28904829 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - September 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Review of commercially available demineralized bone matrix products for spinal fusions: A selection paradigm.
CONCLUSIONS: We propose a novel patient-centered approach to DBM product selection. This requires prioritizing patient safety, product effectiveness, and product transparency. This review offers a practical paradigm to facilitate informed product choice for surgeons and hospital systems alike. PMID: 28904830 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - September 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

T2 vertebrectomy with combined anterior and posterior arthrodesis for treatment of a solitary plasmacytoma.
CONCLUSIONS: Solitary plasmacytomas of the vertebral bodies are difficult lesions to treat secondary to their location and risk of neurologic compromise. Surgical intervention with tumor resection and adjuvant chemotherapy or radiation is the recommended treatment option. PMID: 28868185 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - September 6, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Salvage gamma knife radiosurgery in the management of dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors: Long-term outcome in a single-institution case series.
CONCLUSION: GKRS as performed in our series was effective in terms of tumor and seizure control. No adverse radiation effects were recorded. Prospective studies are warranted to establish the role of GKRS in the treatment of DNTs. PMID: 28868186 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - September 6, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research