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Tisseel's impact on hemostasis for 2-3 and 4-6-level lumbar laminectomies.
Conclusions: Utilizing Tisseel as a hemostatic allowed us to quantitate hemostasis (the average postoperative drainage, time to drain removal, LOS, and postoperative transfusion requirements) for those undergoing 2-3 level laminectomies vs. 4-6 level procedures with large subsets also exhibiting herniated discs, synovial cysts, and degenerative spondylolisthesis. PMID: 29296285 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - January 5, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Nursing review of cervical laminectomy and fusion.
Conclusions: Patients with myeloradiculopathy (cord/root compression) and multilevel cervical stenosis attributed to disc herniations, OPLL, and/or OYL with an adequate lordosis may require multilevel laminectomy and an instrumented fusion. PMID: 29296286 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - January 5, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Nursing review section of Surgical Neurology International: Part 1 lumbar disc disease.
Conclusions: Familiarity with symptoms, neurological signs, and radiographic presentations 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: 29296287 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - January 5, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Posterior epidural migration of lumbar disc: Will the real "disc" please stand up?
Conclusion: Migration of large sequestrated lumbar disc herniations leading to cauda equina compression should be recognized early and promptly treated with decompressive laminectomies to achieve the best postoperative outcomes. PMID: 29296288 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - January 5, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Sacroiliac stabilization for sacral metastasis: A case series.
Conclusion: Stabilization with combined modified Galveston fixation and SI screw fixation relieves pain and allows maintenance of independence in patients with sacral metastasis. PMID: 29285403 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 30, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Cervicothoracic syringomyelia caused by cervical spinal stenosis: Case report and literature review.
Conclusion: Here, the authors presented a case and reviewed the literature regarding how cervical spinal stenosis may contribute to cervical or thoracic syringomyelia. PMID: 29285404 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 30, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Prepontine arachnoid cyst presenting with headache and diplopia: A case report study.
Conclusion: Endoscopic endonasal fenestration of the cyst to adjacent cistern may be safe in prepontine arachnoid cysts with sellar and suprasellar extension; it may be effective and less invasive compare to transcranial approach. PMID: 29285405 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 30, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Virtual autopsy to assess sacral anatomy: Conditions for a minimal invasive approach to the spinal canal through the hiatus sacralis.
Conclusions: The narrow anteroposterior diameter is the key limiting feature for using the canalis sacralis as a natural entry point into the spinal canal. Sacroscopy will require endoscopes with a flattened shape, with parallel arrangement of instruments and flexibility to accommodate the varied dorsal and ventral curvatures. PMID: 29285406 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 30, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Designing a pain management protocol for craniotomy: A narrative review and consideration of promising practices.
Conclusions: Future research on mechanisms, predictors, treatments, and pain management pathways will help define the combinations of interventions that optimize pain outcomes. PMID: 29285407 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 30, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

A technique for sequential, progressive clipping for a giant thrombosed distal anterior cerebral artery aneurysm: Technical note.
Conclusions: We conclude that the sequential, progressive clipping technique is a robust option for successful neck clipping of giant thrombosed aneurysms. PMID: 29285408 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 30, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Massive lumbar spine hematoma post-spinal tap.
Conclusion: Lumbar puncture is a useful diagnostic and treatment tool. Although serious events are seldom, they can be detrimental. A precaution not to underestimate such events in practicing lumbar, especially in patients with suboptimum coagulation state. Image-guided procedure can be useful and should be considered in appropriately selected patients. PMID: 29285409 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 30, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

The clinical examination in the patient with subarachnoid hemorrhage is still the most reliable parameter for predicting pathophysiological changes.
Conclusion: We rely more and more on our technical tools in medicine. However, clinical examination is and will stay the the first sign indicating cerebral pathologies and should remain the first priority to have an awake patient who can be examined routinely. In addition, we emphasize on the need of seeing the patient and not only the images. More than anything else, the patient is the first who shows signs of pathology and not the instruments (CT, TCD, etc.). The sentence "a fool with a tool is still a fool" should be present in every doctor's mind to avoid mistakes and react appropriately. PMID: 29285410 [...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 30, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Simple training tricks for mastering and taming bypass procedures in neurosurgery.
Conclusion: Bypass-training is a critical part of neurosurgical training and not for a selected few. Diligent and meticulous training can enable every neurosurgeon to tame the art of bypass neurosurgery. This requires understanding the key features and hidden tricks of bypass surgery, as well as uncountable hours of training. In bypass neurosurgery, quality and time goes hand in hand. PMID: 29285411 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 30, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Nontraumatic, posterior circulation pseudoaneurysm of the basilar artery summit with complete spontaneous resolution: Case Report and literature review.
Authors: Kozyrev DA, Hernesniemi J PMID: 29285412 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 30, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Minimally invasive repair of a pseudomeningocele caused by a sheared intrathecal catheter following implantation of a drug delivery system.
Conclusion: Minimally invasive approach to the spine is demonstrated as a safe and effective alternative in this case of retained catheter induced cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak. PMID: 29285413 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 30, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Deep brain stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder: Knowledge and concerns among psychiatrists, psychotherapists and patients.
Conclusion: There are challenges for DBS in OCD as identified by the participants of this study; source and quality of information, efficacy, potential adverse effects, and eligibility. In all of which the current evidence base still is limited. A broad research agenda is needed for studies going forward. PMID: 29285414 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 30, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

First cephalosomatic anastomosis in a human model.
Conclusion: Several specialties are involved in a full-scale CSA, including neck surgery, vascular surgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and neurosurgery, as well as the operating staff. This rehearsal confirmed the surgical feasibility of a human CSA and further validated the surgical plan. Education and coordination of all the operating teams and coordination of the operative staff was achieved in preparation for the live human CSA. PMID: 29279793 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 29, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Surgical nuances of partial sacrectomy for chordoma.
Conclusions: Sacral chordomas are rare lesions and pose a therapeutic challenge for spinal surgeons and oncologists. En-bloc surgical resection (e.g., partial sacrectomy) is the treatment of choice for these lesions, and the cooperation between subspecialists can lead to good neurologic outcomes, particularly if gross total resection is achieved. PMID: 29279794 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 29, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Primary intracranial leiomyosarcoma presenting with massive peritumoral edema and mass effect: Case report and literature review.
Conclusion: Primary intracranial LMS can rarely occur in immuno-competent adult patients and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of intraparenchymal lesions presenting with significant PTBE. PMID: 29279795 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 29, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Calcification in original plaque and restenosis following carotid artery stenting.
Authors: Katano H, Nishikawa Y, Yamada H, Mase M Abstract Background: The relationship between calcification in primary plaque and recurrent stenosis after carotid artery stenting (CAS) is not established, but an inverse association with restenosis following carotid endarterectomy (CEA) has been suggested. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 75 plaques of 109 consecutive CAS with regard to calcification, using the calcium score and shape, location, and other characteristics of original plaques together with stenting-related factors. CAS was performed in a standard fashion with an embolic protection device. Gre...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 29, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Dual floor burr hole technique in deep brain stimulation: A retrospective study on 209 patients.
Conclusion: The dual floor burr hole technique is a safe technique with a low incidence of skin erosions and complications. PMID: 29279797 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 29, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

A giant pseudoaneurysm of the occipital artery.
Conclusions: Despite their rarity, pseudoaneurysms of the OA should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with an occipital pulsatile mass. Prompt management reduces the risk of a serious hemorrhage. In our case, considering the size of the lesion, surgical resection seemed to be the only reasonable option. PMID: 29279798 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 29, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Prediction of 30-day mortality in spontaneous cerebellar hemorrhage.
Authors: Al Safatli D, Guenther A, McLean AL, Waschke A, Kalff R, Ewald C Abstract Background: Cerebellar hemorrhage is a potentially life-threatening condition and an understanding of the factors influencing outcome is essential for sound clinical decision-making. Methods: We retrospectively evaluated data from 50 consecutive patients who suffered a first spontaneous cerebellar hemorrhage (SCH) from 2005 to 2014, analysing their short-term outcomes and identifying possible clinical, radiological and therapeutic risk factors for poor prognosis and death within 30 days. Results: Among 50 patients with first ...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 29, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Closed therapy of thoracic and lumbar vertebral body fractures in trauma patients.
Conclusion: Failure of closed therapy for TLVBF in the trauma population is not insignificant. Non-A1 fractures had a much higher failure rate when compared to A1 fractures. We recommend close follow-up particularly of non-A1 fractures treated in closed fashion using successive CT studies. PMID: 29279800 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 29, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Technical factors affecting outcomes following endovascular treatment of posterior circulation atherosclerotic lesions.
Conclusion: Endovascular treatment of vertebrobasilar atherosclerosis can be performed safely, particularly for vertebral origin lesions. Higher rates of technical failure and complication may be acceptable for certain intracranial lesions due to their refractory nature and the morbidity caused by such lesions. Treatment should be tailored to features of each individual lesion. PMID: 29279801 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 29, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Reconstructing the severed spinal cord.
Authors: Canavero S, Ren X, Kim CY PMID: 29279802 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 29, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Erratum: A case of astroblastoma: Radiological and histopathological characteristics and a review of current treatment options.
Authors: Abstract [This corrects the article on p. S1008 in vol. 7, PMID: 28144474.]. PMID: 29259838 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 22, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Facial palsy after embolization of dural arteriovenous fistula: A case report and literature review.
Conclusion: Although embolization is an effective and safe procedure, complications may occur. Reflux of the embolic agent to the vasa nervorum of the cranial nerve may lead to ischemic neuropathy. Here, we reported a case of embolized DAVF presenting with a postoperative peripheral facial palsy where the two embolized pedicles were branches of the middle meningeal and occipital arteries involved in the vascularization of the extratemporal segment of the facial nerve. We discuss the etiopathogenic, anatomical, and pathophysiological aspects of this complication. PMID: 29204306 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 6, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Treatment of intracerebellar haemorrhage: Poor outcome and high long-term mortality.
Authors: Satopää J, Meretoja A, Koivunen RJ, Mustanoja S, Putaala J, Kaste M, Strbian D, Tatlisumak T, Niemelä MR Abstract Background: Intracerebellar haemorrhage constitutes around 10% of all spontaneous, non-aneurysmal intracerebral haemorrhages (ICHs) and often carries a grim prognosis. In symptomatic patients, surgical evacuation is usually regarded the standard treatment. Our objective was to compare the in-hospital mortality and functional outcome at hospital discharge in either medically or surgically treated patients, and the impact of either treatment on long-term mortality after a cerebella...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 6, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Aplasia cutis congenita: Two case reports and discussion of the literature.
Conclusions: Multiple treatment regimens exist for ACC, but there is no consensus on treatment strategies. Conservative treatment has been described and advocated, but many authors have emphasized the disadvantages of this treatment modality. Decision between conservative and surgical management must be individualized according to lesion size and location. PMID: 29204308 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 6, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Laser application in neurosurgery.
Conclusion: Despite controversy over the use of lasers for treatment, the surgical application of lasers for minimally invasive procedures shows promising results and merits further investigation. Laser-based microscopy imaging devices have been developed and miniaturized to be used intraoperatively for rapid pathological diagnosis. The multitude of ways that lasers are used in neurosurgery and in related neuroclinical situations is a testament to the technological advancements and practicality of laser science. PMID: 29204309 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 6, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Erratum: Rare case of conus medullaris glioblastoma multiforme in a teenager.
Authors: Abstract [This corrects the article on p. 234 in vol. 8, PMID: 29026670.]. PMID: 29206247 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 6, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Surgical nuances of circumferential lumbar spondylectomy: A case report and short literature review.
Conclusions: Because of their relative resistance to chemotherapeutic agents, the optimal surgical management of chordomas is gross total en-bloc excision. Unfortunately, this is rarely feasible. PMID: 29184704 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 2, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Phrenic nerve decompression for the management of unilateral diaphragmatic paralysis - preoperative evaluation and operative technique.
Conclusions: Anatomical compression of the phrenic nerve by redundant neck vasculature should be considered in the differential diagnosis of UDP. Here we demonstrated the techniques in workup and surgical management, with both subjective and objective evidence of success. PMID: 29184705 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 2, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Cervical intramedullary spinal cord lipoma.
Conclusion: Partial debulking of a cervical intramedullary lipoma in a patient who originally presented with a severe quadriparesis resulted in significant neurological improvement. Notably, utilization of intraoperative ultrasonography, CO2 laser, and both motor evoked and somatosensory evoked potentials can be helpful during the removal of such lipomas. PMID: 29184706 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 2, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Hydrocephalus as a rare compilation of vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia: A case report and review of the literature.
Conclusion: In the case of hydrocephalus or normal pressure hydrocephalous, VBD should be considered as a differential diagnosis. PMID: 29184707 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 2, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Solitary Aggregatibacter aphrophilus tectal abscess in an immunocompetent patient.
Conclusion: We suggest that an empiric diagnosis of tectal glioma should be made with caution for a ring-enhancing mass. CSF should be routinely cultured at the time of operative diversion if abscess is a possibility. PMID: 29184708 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 2, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Gamma knife radiosurgery for cerebellopontine angle epidermoid tumors.
Conclusion: Gamma knife radiosurgery provides good clinical control for cerebellopontine angle epidermoid tumors. PMID: 29184709 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 2, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Retrospective study of 229 surgically treated patients with brain metastases: Prognostic factors, outcome and comparison of recursive partitioning analysis and diagnosis-specific graded prognostic assessment.
Authors: Pojskic M, Bopp MHA, Schymalla M, Nimsky C, Carl B Abstract Background: Metastases are the most frequent tumors in the brain. Most often used scoring systems to predict the outcome are the RPA (Recursive Partitioning Analysis) classification and the DS-GPA (Diagnosis-Specific Graded Prognostic Assessment) score. The goal of our study was to determine prognostic factors which influence outcome in patients who undergo surgery for brain metastases and to compare different outcome scores. Methods: Two hundred and twenty-nine patients who underwent surgery for brain metastases in our institution between Jan...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 2, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Adult sacrococcygeal teratoma with coccygectomy: A case report with a review of the literature.
Conclusions: Mature SCTs in adults are rare malignant lesions. In this case, the patient was cured following primary surgical excision requiring en-bloc coccygectomy. PMID: 29184711 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 2, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Asymmetric neuromodulation of motor circuits in Parkinson's disease: The role of subthalamic deep brain stimulation.
Authors: Lizarraga KJ, Luca CC, De Salles A, Gorgulho A, Lang AE, Fasano A Abstract Whereas hemispheric dominance is well-established for appendicular motor control in humans, the evidence for dominance in axial motor control is still scarce. In Parkinson's disease (PD), unilateral (UL) onset of appendicular motor symptoms corresponds with asymmetric neurodegeneration predominantly affecting contralateral nigrostriatal circuits. Disease progression yields bilateral and axial motor symptoms but the initial appendicular asymmetry usually persists. Furthermore, there is evidence for hemispheric dominance for axial mot...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 2, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Posterior atlantoaxial fusion using a C2 transverse foramen-penetrating screw: A technical note.
Conclusion: We introduced a novel C1-C2 transarticular screw-placement technique in which the trajectory went through the ipsilateral VA foramen due to already extent VA occlusion. PMID: 29184713 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 2, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Clinical significance of thickened sphenoid sinus mucosa in Rathke's cleft cyst.
Conclusions: TSSM occurs more frequently in RCCs than in PAs. TSSM can potentially suggest hypopituitarism in RCCs. The surgical and/or endocrinological interventions are required for preventing further endocrine deterioration. PMID: 29184714 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 2, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Unusual case of hemangioblastoma of the cerebellopontine angle.
Conclusion: Hemangioblastoma, though rare in the CPA, should be considered in the differential diagnosis of CPA tumors. PMID: 29184715 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 2, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Refractory intracranial hypertension in traumatic brain injury: Proposal for a novel score to assess the safety of lumbar cerebrospinal fluid drainage.
Conclusions: Lumbar CSF removal for the treatment of intracranial hypertension is effective and safe, provided the basal cisterns are discernible, equivalent to ≥5 points in the proposed new score. The score needs further validation. PMID: 29184716 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 2, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Intraventricular hemorrhage possibly extending from an infratentorial subdural hematoma via a perforated suprapineal recessus in a full-term neonate.
Conclusion: When the etiopathogenesis of IVH in a full-term baby with an uncomplicated delivery cannot be clearly defined, multi-directional and multi-modal neuroimaging may be useful. PMID: 29184717 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 2, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Three consecutive neurotomies in one patient for the treatment of spastic hemiplegia: Spinal, median, and foot toes common flexor.
Conclusion: Multiple regional neurotomies were effective in the management of left-sided postoperative spasticity in a patient who underwent a temporal lobectomy for seizure control with a resultant postoperative right internal capsule infarct. PMID: 29184718 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 2, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Diabetes and morbid obesity are associated with higher reoperation rates following microvascular decompression surgery: An ACS-NSQIP analysis.
Conclusions: MVD is a common and effective procedure with a relatively safe profile and low 30-day risk of reoperation. Advanced age is not associated with worse outcomes. Obesity and diabetes, however, are associated with increased risk of reoperation and may warrant additional precautions. PMID: 29184719 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 2, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Risk factors for wound complications following spine surgery.
Conclusion: This study introduces a novel risk score for the development of wound dehiscence and SSIs in patients undergoing spine surgery, using new risk factors identified here. PMID: 29184720 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 2, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Rare case of an extraosseous cervical chordoma with both intradural and extensive extraspinal involvement.
Conclusion: This case involved an extraosseous, intradural, four-level subaxial cervical chordoma that demonstrated significant extraspinal extension into the anterior soft tissues of the neck. PMID: 29142772 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - November 18, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research