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Cervicothoracic cutaneomeningospinal angiomatosis in adults (Cobb's syndrome): A case report of acute quadriparesis.
CONCLUSION: Authors believe that microsurgery, alone or combined with embolization, should be the mainstay of treatment. They also acknowledge Harvey Cushing's contribution to the description of the syndrome and propose the syndrome to be renamed as Cobb-Cushing syndrome. PMID: 28791190 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - August 11, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Modified extradural temporopolar approach with suction decompression for clipping of large paraclinoid aneurysm: Technical note.
CONCLUSION: We recommend its less invasive, safe, and useful combined technique in the treatment of symptomatic paraclinoid aneurysms, which carry the risk of neurovascular injury caused by dissection from the aneurysm dome. PMID: 28791191 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - August 11, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

DRAGON score predicts functional outcomes in acute ischemic stroke patients receiving both intravenous tissue plasminogen activator and endovascular therapy.
Authors: Wang A, Pednekar N, Lehrer R, Todo A, Sahni R, Marks S, Stiefel MF Abstract BACKGROUND: The DRAGON score, which includes clinical and computed tomographic (CT) scan parameters, predicts functional outcomes in ischemic stroke patients treated with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA). We assessed the utility of the DRAGON score in predicting functional outcome in stroke patients receiving both IV tPA and endovascular therapy. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of patients treated at our institution from February 2009 to October 2015 was conducted. All patients with computed tomography an...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - August 11, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Spinal thoracic extradural angiolipoma manifesting as acute onset of paraparesis: Case report and review of literature.
CONCLUSION: The angiolipomas of spine are rare causes of spinal cord compression, and those presenting with acute neurological deficits should be immediately treated. PMID: 28791193 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - August 11, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

A case report of surgical management of hemangiopericytoma at the foramen magnum.
CONCLUSION: We successfully and completely removed an HPC near the foramen magnum, employing a wide surgical field and a transcondylar approach to help control bleeding. When the tumor is suspected preoperatively to be a hemangiocytoma or vascular-rich tumor, a surgical approach that can secure a wide surgical field should be selected. PMID: 28791194 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - August 11, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Alzheimer's disease can be treated: Why the delay?
Authors: Goldsmith HS PMID: 28781910 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - August 8, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Deep brain stimulation for psychiatric disorders: Is there an impact on social functioning?
CONCLUSIONS: More systematic and detailed data gathering and reporting on social outcome with longer follow-ups are needed to evaluate more exhaustively the role of DBS in refractory psychiatric disorders. PMID: 28781911 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - August 8, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Nursing review section of surgical neurology international: Part 1 lumbar disc disease.
CONCLUSION: Familiarity with symptoms, neurological signs, and radiographic presentation for patients with lumbar disc disease is critical for nurses. Here we review the important factors nurses should know to better recognize/triage, and treat patients with lumbar disc disease. PMID: 28781912 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - August 8, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Nursing review section of surgical neurology international: Evaluation of cervical disc disease and when surgery is warranted.
CONCLUSION: Patients with cervical radiculopathy (root compression) and/or myelopathy (cord compression) with disc herniations on MR/CT studies may or may not require surgery. PMID: 28781913 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - August 8, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Will clinical parameters reliably predict external ventricular drain-associated ventriculitis: Is frequent routine cerebrospinal fluid surveillance necessary?
Authors: Hariri O, Farr S, Lawandy S, Zampella B, Miulli D, Siddiqi J Abstract BACKGROUND: The placement of an external ventricular drain (EVD) for monitoring and treatment of increased intracranial pressure is not without risk, particularly for the development of associated ventriculitis. The goal of this study was to investigate whether changes in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), serum, or clinical parameters are correlated with the development of ventriculitis before it occurs, allowing for the determination of optimal timing of CSF collection. METHODS: An observational retrospective study was conducted between Ja...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - August 8, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Cervical artificial disc extrusion after a paragliding accident.
CONCLUSION: Overall, CAD extrusion is a rare event. This case is likely the result of insufficient osseous integration. Patients undergoing cervical TDR should avoid high-risk activities to prevent trauma that could compromise the disc's placement, and future design/research should focus on how to enhance osseous integration at the interface while minimizing excessive heterotopic ossification. PMID: 28781915 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - August 8, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Nursing Review Section of Surgical Neurology International Part 2: Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with narrowing of the lumbar spinal canal may have central or lateral recess stenosis that compresses the thecal sac and/or exiting nerve roots at any of 5 levels. Laminectomy, performed at single or multiple levels, decompresses lumbar spinal stenosis. PMID: 28781916 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - August 8, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Long-term recurrence of dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor: Clinical case report.
CONCLUSIONS: This patient's 24-year disease-free interval prior to radiologic recurrence demonstrates the longest interval to relapse in the literature for a DNET. This case illustrates the possibility of late recurrence of DNETs decades after radiographical complete resection to emphasize the necessity of thoughtful clinical judgment in adult survivors of low grade pediatric neoplasms who present with seizures after a prolonged seizure-free interval. PMID: 28781917 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - August 8, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Primary decompressive craniectomy is associated with worse neurological outcome in patients with traumatic brain injury requiring acute surgery.
CONCLUSION: In conclusion, patients requiring primary decompressive craniectomy had a higher risk for poor neurological outcome compared to patients undergoing craniotomy or were conservatively treated. It is plausible that the poor prognosis is related to the TBI severity itself rather than the intervention. Further prospective randomized trials are required to establish the role of decompressive craniectomy in the treatment of patients with TBI. PMID: 28781918 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - August 8, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

B-cell lymphoma presenting as multiple nerve sheath tumors.
CONCLUSION: The diagnosis of DLBCL was surprising given the appearance of the masses on MRI being similar to that of a neurofibroma or schwannoma. Surgical decompression provided a tissue sample for biopsy as well as an opportunity for decompression of the nerve roots and restoration of function of the patient's left upper extremity. PMID: 28781919 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - August 8, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Delayed presentation of spinal foreign body - Case report and review of literature.
CONCLUSION: Surgical excision should be encouraged to remove chronic penetrating foreign bodies to both decompress and untether the spinal cord. PMID: 28781920 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - August 8, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Ruptured mycotic aneurysms: Report and outcomes of two surgically managed patients.
CONCLUSION: Mycotic aneurysm of middle cerebral artery (MCA) in IE with intracranial hemorrhage is rare and urgent surgical decompression, and aneurysmal clipping can be lifesaving. PMID: 28781921 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - August 8, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Fluorescein for resection of high-grade gliomas: A safety study control in a single center and review of the literature.
CONCLUSION: Fluorescein seems to be safe and effective in the resection of HGGs, allowing a high rate of gross total removal of contrast enhanced areas. PMID: 28781922 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - August 8, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Discrepancy between radiological and histological findings in ganglioglioma of the optic chasm: Case report.
CONCLUSION: The discrepancy between radiological and histological findings implies that this new amino acid tracer PET may have a limitation in the diagnosis of gangliogliomas. Although further study is necessary, gangliogliomas should be included in the differential diagnosis of suprasellar tumors, even if PET findings show malignant features. PMID: 28781923 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - August 8, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Delayed cerebral ischemia after subarachnoid hemorrhage: Comparing and integrating classification systems.
Authors: Kubben PL, Germans MR, Jabbarli R PMID: 28713625 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 18, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Recurrent hemorrhage in hemangioblastoma involving the posterior fossa: Case report.
CONCLUSION: Hemorrhage of HGBs of the posterior fossa can present in conjunction of tonsillar herniation. Re-hemorrhage appears to be likely if prior acute hemorrhage has occurred. A stepwise approach of surgical decompression and resection may provide the best outcome. PMID: 28713626 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 18, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Spinal epidural capillary hemangioma: A rare case report with a review of literature.
CONCLUSION: The radiological presentation of purely epidural capillary hemangiomas are often similar to those of schwannomas and meningiomas. Surgical confirmation of the pathology, and gross total excision of these lesions is recommended. PMID: 28713627 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 18, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Outcomes of post-neurosurgical ventriculostomy-associated infections.
CONCLUSIONS: Rate of VAI in this cohort was high. VAI is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and prolonged hospital stay. PMID: 28713628 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 18, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Abducent nerve palsy after microballoon compression of the trigeminal ganglion: Case report.
CONCLUSIONS: Among the procedures, we mean that percutaneous microballoon compression (PMC) is the best choice for elderly frail patients, because it had a very low associated mortality-morbidity rate and does not damage permanent the Gasserian ganglion. PMID: 28713629 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 18, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Primary calvarial tuberculosis.
CONCLUSION: Tuberculosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of the osteolytic lesions of skull with discharging sinus. A high degree of suspicion, especially in patients from low socioeconomic status, is warranted in managing such cases. PMID: 28713630 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 18, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Percutaneous cervical laser diskectomy, thermoannuloplasty, and thermonucleoplasty; comparable results without surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: For patients with pain alone/mild radiculopathy and "contained" discs on MR, three MIS percutaneous anterior cervical disc operations resulted in 80-90%+ improvement. Notably, similar 80-90%+ improvement was observed for comparable/more neurologically impaired patients with even larger cervical disc herniations treated nonsurgically. With such findings, where is the "value added" for these three MIS cervical operations? PMID: 28713631 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 18, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Radiographic Assessment of the presigmoid retrolabyrinthine approach.
CONCLUSION: The presigmoid retrolabyrinthine approach is uniquely confined. Variations in temporal bone anatomy can have dramatic impacts on the operative time, risk profile, and final exposure. Preoperative assessment is critical in guiding the surgeon on the appropriateness of approach. Preoperative measurement of Trautmann's triangle, petrous slope, and aeration can help to reduce surgical morbidity. PMID: 28713632 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 18, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

The floating anchored craniotomy.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the potential advantages of techniques that avoid the need for a second cranioplasty, they have not been widely adopted and have been omitted from trials examining the utility of decompressive surgery. This retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data suggests that the floating anchored craniotomy may be applicable instead of decompressive craniectomy. PMID: 28713633 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 18, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Pedicle screw placement accuracy impact and comparison between grading systems.
CONCLUSION: The free-hand pedicle screw placement technique is both safe and effective. Postoperative computed tomography studies; however, are useful to confirm the accuracy of screw placement. Although, the available grading systems proved reliable, easy to use, and clearly reflected the individual surgeon's skills, they do not clearly document whether screws are safely placed. PMID: 28713634 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 18, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Fibrous encapsulation of the peritoneal catheter in peritoneal shunt: Case report.
CONCLUSION: The fibrous encapsulation would be formed by peritoneal reaction to a peritoneal catheter as a foreign body by these histopathological and immunohistochemical analyses. PMID: 28713635 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 18, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Nonspastic hemifacial spasm confirmed by abnormal muscle responses.
CONCLUSION: Hemifacial spasm can sometimes be diagnosed by detecting AMR rather than by visual inspection. We propose that such hemifacial spasm should be termed nonspastic hemifacial spasm. PMID: 28695043 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 12, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Neuro-Beh ├žet disease mimicking brain tumor: A case report.
CONCLUSION: This case highlights the importance of differential diagnosis of lesions with tumoral features. Checking for the possibility of NBD may help avoiding biopsy in these types of cases. PMID: 28695044 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 12, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

A modified transcondylar screw to accommodate anatomical skull base variations.
CONCLUSION: The modified mTCS technique allows for direct visualization and, therefore, helps to avoid damage to the hypoglossal nerve and lateral aspect of brain stem. PMID: 28695045 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 12, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Long-term effect of surgical revascularization on silent microbleeds in adult moyamoya disease: A case report.
CONCLUSIONS: Surgical revascularization may be useful to reduce the moyamoya vessels and prevent cerebrovascular events in a certain subgroup of patients with asymptomatic moyamoya disease, although its universal benefits on asymptomatic moyamoya disease have not been established yet. PMID: 28695046 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 12, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Validation of reference genes in human chordoma.
CONCLUSION: In gene expression studies of human chordomas, PGK1, ACTB, and YWHAZ are more stably expressed, and therefore, are preferred reference genes over the most often used reference gene so far, GAPDH. PMID: 28695047 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 12, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Primary pituitary neuroendocrine tumor: Case report and literature review.
CONCLUSIONS: Primary pituitary NET, though rare, should be included in the differential diagnosis of sellar lesions. A multimodality treatment approach is needed. Finally, the present case highlights, that in the case of a pituitary lesion infiltrating the optic chiasm, including NET, the endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal subtotal resection followed by fractioned stereotactic radiotherapy and chemotherapy may represent an effective and safe choice of treatment. PMID: 28695048 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 12, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Metastasis to a spinal meningioma.
CONCLUSION: Tumor to tumor metastasis rarely occurs, and meningioma, owing to its biological character and increased vascularity, is one of the most common recipients of a metastases from other lesions. PMID: 28695049 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 12, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Rapid intracranial pressure drop as a cause for posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome: Two case reports.
CONCLUSION: Based on the previous literature and our cases, we believe that the association between rapid reduction of intracranial pressure (ICP) and the development of PRES should be recognized because most neurosurgical procedures such as craniotomy or cerebrospinal fluid diversion present a potential risk of rapid reduction of ICP. PMID: 28695050 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 12, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Smaller outer diameter of atherosclerotic middle cerebral artery associated with RNF213 c.14576G > A Variant (rs112735431).
CONCLUSIONS: This study indicates that RNF213 c.14576G>A is associated with negative remodeling of ICAS. PMID: 28695051 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 12, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Recurrent symptomatic vertebral hemangioma during two consecutive pregnancies: Case report and review of the literature.
CONCLUSION: Patients with known vertebral hemangiomas should be closely monitored during pregnancy as increased growth during these pregnancies may result in progressive spinal cord compression. PMID: 28695052 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 12, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Glioblastoma multiforme presenting with an open ring pattern of enhancement on MR imaging.
CONCLUSION: The unique open ring enhancement pattern of this lesion on initial imaging is highly specific for a demyelinating process, however, high-grade glial neoplasms can also present with complex and irregular ring enhancement including an open ring sign. Therefore, other imaging modalities should be used, and close follow-up is warranted when the open ring sign is encountered. PMID: 28680725 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 8, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Predominantly negative impact of diabetes on spinal surgery: A review and recommendation for better preoperative screening.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with IDDM or NIDDM undergoing spine surgery exhibited more perioperative complications/AE/morbidity, longer LOS, and higher readmission/reoperation rates vs. non DM. PMID: 28680726 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 8, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Surgical management of symptomatic ossified anterior longitudinal ligament: A case report.
CONCLUSIONS: This study focuses on the clinical and radiographic presentation of OALL; the latter utilizing plain X-rays, MR, and CT studies. Notably, surgical resection is straightforward and allows for immediate decompression of the pharynx as long as it is truly the symptomatic problem. PMID: 28680727 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 8, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Intradural extramedullary cavernous malformation with extensive superficial siderosis of the neuraxis: Case report and review of literature.
CONCLUSIONS: There are only 56 cases of spinal intradural-extramedullary cavernous malformations published in the literature; however, only 3 described superficial neuraxis siderosis as noted in this case. In the present case, slowly recurring hemorrhages of the lesion located at the conus likely contributed to the complete neuraxis superficial siderosis. Timely evaluation and treatment of these lesions is warranted to avoid further compressive and/or hemorrhagic complications. PMID: 28680728 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 8, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Long iliac screw fixation in a case of isthmic spondyloptosis.
CONCLUSIONS: Pelvic fixation using long iliac screws is a very useful technique that can be employed when revision surgery for high-grade spondylolisthesis is needed. PMID: 28680729 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 8, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Spinal cord edema with contrast enhancement mimicking intramedullary tumor in patient with cervical myelopathy: A case report and a brief literature review.
CONCLUSION: Spinal cord edema is occasionally seen on MR studies of the cervical spine in patients with degenerative CM. Contrast-enhanced MR studies may help differentiate hyperintense cord signals due to edema vs. atypical intramedullary tumors. Routine successive postoperative MRI evaluations are crucial to confirm the diagnosis of degenerative vs. neoplastic disease. PMID: 28680730 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 8, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Lumbar laminectomy in a captive, adult polar bear (Ursus maritimus).
CONCLUSIONS: To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of spine surgery in a polar bear and demonstrates that neurosurgical diagnostic and operative techniques developed for humans can also be applied to large mammals with successful results. PMID: 28680731 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 8, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

A case report and review of thoracic spinal angiolipoma.
CONCLUSION: Given its uncommon occurrence and excellent prognosis, our report serves as a reminder to always consider spinal angiolipoma in the differential diagnosis of epidural masses. PMID: 28680732 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 8, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Unilateral isolated hypoglossal nerve palsy due to pathologically adherent PICA fusiform aneurysm - A case report.
CONCLUSION: The PICA has a very close relationship to the hypoglossal nerve, and its fusiform dilatation could cause isolated hypoglossal nerve dysfunction. Pathological adhesions between hypoglossal rootlets and the PICA aneurysm wall could be a possible contributor in the development and progression of hypoglossal nerve palsy. PMID: 28680733 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 8, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Hydroxyapatite bone cement application for the reconstruction of retrosigmoid craniectomy in the treatment of cranial nerves disorders.
CONCLUSIONS: The application of HBC in the reconstruction of RSC for the treatment of cranial nerves disorders is an effective method, yielding good cosmetic results whilst eliminating CSF leak. Additionally, it is safe due to the lack of deep-seated wound infections with low incidence of chronic incisional pain. PMID: 28680734 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 8, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research