Enlargement of an incidental internal carotid artery aneurysm embedded in pituitary adenoma associated with medical shrinkage of the tumor: Case report.
Conclusions: This case report is an illustration for physicians to be conscientious about the potential danger posed by the coexistence of an intratumoral aneurysm in the setting of a pituitary adenoma. Special attention should be given to recognition of an intrinsic flow void signal on the presurgical imaging of the tumor, and if observed, magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) should be performed for preoperative planning. If MRA is not performed routinely, detailed review of high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging is recommended to detect any flow artifacts suggestive of an aneurysm. PMID: 29527388 [PubMed] (Source...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 13, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

A case of adult anaplastic cerebellar ganglioglioma.
Conclusions: Although rare, our case demonstrates that anaplastic ganglioglioma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of infratentorial tumors in adult patients. PMID: 29527389 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 13, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

The posterior nasoseptal flap: A novel technique for closure after endoscopic transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenomas.
Conclusions: The posterior nasoseptal flap provides adequate coverage of the surgical defect and is nearly always successful in preventing postoperative CSF leak following endoscopic transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenomas. The flap is raised from mucoperiosteum lining the posterior nasal septum, which is otherwise resected during posterior septectomy. Because the anterior septal cartilage is not denuded, raising such flaps avoids the postoperative morbidity associated with the larger Hadad-Bassagasteguy nasoseptal flap. PMID: 29527390 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 13, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Neurenteric cyst of the conus medullaris.
Conclusions: NECs are rare congenital legions that involve the spine. Here, an L1 intradural extramedullay neuroenteric cyst of the conus medullaris was resected without complications. PMID: 29527391 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 13, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Adult hemispheric cerebellar medulloblastoma.
Conclusion: This article briefly discusses the newest points in classification, diagnosis, and treatment of medulloblastoma. This case illustrates the diagnostic workup and treatment of a rare tumor in adults showing the importance of molecular and histological studies for the treatment and counseling of the patient. Medulloblastoma has different prognosis depending on the histological and molecular feature. Accessing these different features is essential to better plan the treatment as well as inform the patient regarding the disease and its prognosis. PMID: 29527392 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 13, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Treatment of cervical radiculopathy: A review of the evolution and economics.
Conclusion: PCF/PCM for radiculopathy are safe and more cost-effective vs. ACDF, and have similar clinical outcomes. PMID: 29527393 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 13, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Combined microsurgical and endoscopic technique for removal of extensive intracranial epidermoids.
Conclusion: We recommend combined microsurgical and endoscopic approach to achieve complete/maximum resection of extensive intracranial epidermoid tumors. PMID: 29527394 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 13, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Falcine meningioma in Von Hippel-Lindau disease: An unusual association.
Conclusion: The only case in the literature of falcine meningioma in a patient with Von Hippel-Lindau disease, discovered during radiological follow-up, is described and a surgical management is proposed. PMID: 29527395 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 13, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

How to perform the Wiltse posterolateral spinal approach: Technical note.
Conclusion: The classical approach described by Wiltse is essentially minimally invasive, sparing both the muscle planes and soft tissues, allowing for ample far lateral lumbar decompression, including discectomy and fusion, with a low complication rate. PMID: 29527396 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 13, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Wolf in Sheep's clothing: Intracranial actinomycosis masquerading as en-plaque meningioma.
Conclusion: Adequate knowledge along with clinical suspicion are the pillars to treating this unfortunate disease. Cheek swelling with bone involvement should be actively sought as risk factors. This case presents a unique opportunity to identify the fox among the sheep by elucidating the characteristic imaging findings and intraoperative view of this rare entity. PMID: 29527397 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 13, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Axial and oblique C2 pedicle diameters and feasibility of C2 pedicle screw placement: Technical note.
Conclusions: The oblique screen widths of the C2 pedicles better predict the feasibility of C2 pedicle screw placement vs. their axial screen width as measured with a regular ruler. PMID: 29527398 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 13, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Nursing review of spinal meningiomas.
Conclusions: The majority of benign spinal cord tumors are meningiomas (40%) that are predominantly found in the thoracic spine in middle-aged females. Tumor levels (e.g. in descending order cervical, thoracic, lumbar), and their location (e.g. anterior/anterolateral 30%; dorsal/dorsolateral 70%) best determine whether nonoperative, operative, and/or operative intervention combined with routine vs. stereotactic radiosurgery are warranted. PMID: 29527399 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 13, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Chronic subdural hematoma of the posterior fossa treated by suboccipital craniotomy.
Conclusion: Although the optimal treatment for CSDH of the posterior fossa remains unclear because of the limited number of previous reports, direct decompression of the posterior fossa via suboccipital craniotomy should be considered, especially when CSDH exists primarily at the cerebellopontine angle and strongly compresses the brain stem. PMID: 29492322 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 3, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Commentary on: Neuropathic pain in low back-related leg pain patients: What is the evidence of prevalence, characteristics, and prognosis in primary care? A systematic review of the literature.
Authors: Brown JA PMID: 29492323 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 3, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

The integral neurosurgeon: A tribute.
Authors: de la Espriella RB PMID: 29492324 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 3, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Management of concomitant metabolic encephalopathy and meningioma with vasogenic edema and impending herniation.
Conclusions: Management of concomitant metabolic encephalopathy and meningioma with vasogenic edema and impending herniation can be challenging. Correction of the encephalopathy is crucial to minimize perioperative morbidity and mortality. Awareness of metabolic causes of acute decompensation is critical for perioperative management, so a high index of clinical suspicion can make an important timely diagnosis for treatment initiation. Severely hypothyroid patients are sensitive to anesthetic agents and are at a high risk for perioperative complications. Prompt treatment prior to surgical intervention can help minimize peri...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 3, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Diagnosis of demyelinating brain lesion simulating brain tumors on fast imaging employing steady-state acquisition magnetic resonance imaging.
Conclusion: Reticulate or broad-line-like intralesional structures on FIESTA may, therefore, be suggestive of IDD rather than indicate a brain tumor. PMID: 29492326 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 3, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Is it time to perform the first human head transplant? Comment on the CSA (cephalosomatic anastomosis) paper by Ren, Canavero, and colleagues.
Authors: Ausman JI PMID: 29492327 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 3, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Is it time to perform the first human head transplant? Comment on the CSA (CephaloSomatic Ansatomisis) paper by Ren, Canavero, and colleagues.
Authors: Ausman JI PMID: 29492328 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 3, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Erratum: Aplasia cutis congenita: Two case reports and discussion of the literature.
Authors: Abstract [This corrects the article on p. 273 in vol. 8, PMID: 29204308.]. PMID: 29493657 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 3, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Erratum: Spinal cord herniation after brachial plexus injury.
Authors: Abstract [This corrects the article on p. 305 in vol. 8, PMID: 29404192.]. PMID: 29493664 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 3, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

C1-C2 arthrodesis after spontaneous Propionibacterium acnes spondylodiscitis: Case report and literature analysis.
Conclusions: Clinical knowledge of P. acnes virulence in spontaneous cervical spondylodiscitis allows early diagnosis, which is necessary to prevent or reduce complications such as cervical deformity with myelopathy or mediastinitis. PMID: 29497567 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 3, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Suprasellar keratinous cyst: A case report and review on its radiological features and treatment outcome.
Conclusion: Chronic endocrine disturbances can be the presenting complaints of a suprasellar EC, whose T1-weighted MRI appearance can be non-specific, mimicking other differential diagnoses, such as a Rathke's cleft cyst. However, the T2-weighted MRI appearances of ECs are generally hyper-intense and lesions show diffusion restriction. Treatment is surgical and yields good outcomes in most cases reported. PMID: 29497568 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 3, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Benefits of spinal meningioma resection.
Conclusion: Patients with advanced neurological deficits/myelopathy (Grades III or IV on the McCormick Scale) improved following surgical resection of spinal meningiomas. PMID: 29497569 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 3, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Diagnostic efficacy of clinical tests for lumbar spinal instability.
Conclusion: Dynamic radiography was more reliable than any of the clinical tests in diagnosing LSI. Among the latter, PLE had the highest diagnostic value for establishing LSI. PMID: 29497570 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 3, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Gamma knife radiosurgery in the management of endolymphatic sac tumors.
Conclusion: In the present case, GKRS was effective in the management of a recurrent ELST over the course of 20 months. Because of ELSTs recurrence potential, long-term follow up is required. The present case as well as previous reports might suggest a possible salvage/adjunctive role of radiosurgery in the management of ELST. Further studies are deemed necessary. PMID: 29497571 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 3, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Engraftment, neuroglial transdifferentiation and behavioral recovery after complete spinal cord transection in rats.
Authors: Sabino L, Maria CA, Luca L, Valerio V, Edda F, Giacomo R, Gloria I, Juan GR, Antonio C Abstract Background: Proof of the efficacy and safety of a xenogeneic mesenchymal stem cell (MSCs) transplant for spinal cord injury (SCI) may theoretically widen the spectrum of possible grafts for neuroregeneration. Methods: Twenty rats were submitted to complete spinal cord transection. Ovine bone marrow MSCs, retrovirally transfected with red fluorescent protein and not previously induced for neuroglial differentiation, were applied in 10 study rats (MSCG). Fibrin glue was injected in 10 control rats (FGG). All r...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - March 3, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

[Minimally invasive extraforaminal lumbar interbody fusion].
The objective of the present study was to determine the indications, surgical technique, results, and complications of minimally invasive extraforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (ELIF). Introduction: ELIF is characterized as removal of the superior articular process (SAP) to access the intra-canalicular root and disc through Kambin's triangle. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted of 40 patients operated upon between 2013 and 2015. Patients with low back pain or root pain due to degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis grade 1 and 2, recurrent disc herniation, and recess-foraminal stenosis were included. ...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - February 14, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

[Adult Grisel Syndrome and Cervical Skull instability. Transnasal endoscopic odontoidectomy and occipito-cervical fusion. Case report and literature review].
Conclusion: Until a few years ago, the only option to address this pathology was the transoral pathway with microsurgical technique. Nowadays, endoscopy offers many technical advantages. This is an option to be considered when planning approaches to craniocervical junction. PMID: 29430326 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - February 14, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

[Mild head injury].
Conclusions: In this study, the presence of a neurological focus on clinical examination, the existence of a fracture on plain radiographs, advanced age and the presence of a coagulation disorder were associated with the increased likelihood of intracranial complications and a poor prognosis. The Glasgow Coma Scale was deficient predicting patient outcomes, because it failed to account for concussion-related symptoms like amnesia and loss of consciousness, both very common in patients with mild TBI. PMID: 29430327 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - February 14, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

[Invasive sinonasal papilloma with intracranial invasion: Case report and bibliographic review].
Conclusions: Intracranial invasion of this pathology is extremely uncommon. When it exists, the tumor has a high potential for local recurrence. Consequently, complete excision of the lesion determines the patient's prognosis. PMID: 29430328 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - February 14, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

[Spino-pelvic sagittal parameters in an asymptomatic population in Argentina].
Conclusions: In this prospective series of 100 adult volunteers, normal values for spinal and pelvic sagittal parameters were determined in Argentinian adults. PMID: 29430329 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - February 14, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Giant vertebral aneurysm: A case report detailing successful treatment with combined stenting and surgery.
Conclusions: The variability of VA thrombosed giant aneurysms implies a customized therapeutic strategy. Combined endovascular techniques and surgical clipping allow safe and successful trapping and aneurysmectomy. This case highlights the benefits of treating similar pathologies with a combination of both techniques. PMID: 29416903 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - February 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Vasospasm in the setting of traumatic bilateral carotid-cavernous fistulas and its effect on treatment.
Conclusion: This case illustrates the challenges in managing bilateral CCFs as well as the changes in collateral circulation because of cerebral vasospasm which affected our treatment paradigm. PMID: 29416904 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - February 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Man-in-the-barrel syndrome: Case report of ventral epidural abscess and review of the literature.
Conclusion: Establishing the correct diagnosis via clinical examination and proceeding with appropriate management of MBS attributed to a cervical epidural abscess is critical to achieve a good outcome. PMID: 29416905 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - February 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Space-brain: The negative effects of space exposure on the central nervous system.
Authors: Jandial R, Hoshide R, Waters JD, Limoli CL Abstract Journey to Mars will be a large milestone for all humankind. Throughout history, we have learned lessons about the health dangers associated with exploratory voyages to expand our frontiers. Travelling through deep space, the final frontier, is planned for the 2030s by NASA. The lessons learned from the adverse health effects of space exposure have been encountered from previous, less-lengthy missions. Prolonged multiyear deep space travel to Mars could be encumbered by significant adverse health effects, which could critically affect the safety of the mi...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - February 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Aneurysm trapping by both direct and endovascular surgery for vertebral artery dissection: A case report.
Conclusions: This technique can provide complete resolution without any complications, particular in the case of bleeding VA dissecting aneurysms that have a PICA origin and are located in the high or contralateral position. PMID: 29416907 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - February 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Acute tetraplegia following laryngotracheal reconstruction surgery.
Conclusions: Postoperative treatment of spinal cord ischemia attributed to cervical and thoracoabdominal surgery is largely ineffective in reversing major neurological deficits. Therefore, it is critical to prevent ischemia during these procedures by the avoidance of coagulopathies, anemia, hypotension, and hyperflexion/hyperextension maneuvers. PMID: 29416908 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - February 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Success rate of elective lumbar puncture at a major Melbourne neurology unit.
Conclusions: This study found a 28% failure rate of conventional palpation-guided lumbar puncture. Ultrasound may provide an exciting opportunity to optimize lumbar puncture procedures and improve patient experience and diagnostic outcomes. PMID: 29416909 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - February 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

High cord signals on magnetic resonance and other factors predict poor outcomes of cervical spine surgery: A review.
Conclusions: Grade/Types 2-3 HCS on T1, T1 Gd-DTPA, and T2-weighted MR images on preoperative/postoperative MR studies, failure of HCS to regress (multisegmental), cord re-expansion at the site of a prior HCS, and a triangular cord configuration (atrophy) all contributed to poorer outcomes for CSM surgery. PMID: 29416910 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - February 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Difference in aneurysm characteristics between ruptured and unruptured aneurysms in patients with multiple intracranial aneurysms.
Authors: Bhogal P, AlMatter M, Hellstern V, Ganslandt O, Bäzner H, Henkes H, Pérez MA Abstract Background: The risk of aneurysmal rupture is dependent upon numerous factors, however, there are inconsistencies in the results between studies, which may be due to confounding factors. This can be avoided by comparing the characteristics of ruptured and unruptured aneurysms within the same patient. We sought to analyze the aneurysm characteristics of patients with acute aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and multiple intracranial aneurysms. Methods: We reviewed our prospectively maintained institut...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - February 7, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Sporadic hemangioblastoma of the film terminale with peritumoral cyst.
Conclusions: We reported a rare case of a hemangioblastoma originating from the conus presenting at the L1 level. Complete surgical resection was accomplished without any motor deficit. PMID: 29399374 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - February 7, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Treatment of colloid cyst of the third ventricle by stereotactic aspiration followed by radiosurgery: Report of four cases.
Conclusions: The combination of stereotactic aspiration and radiosurgery may have a role in the management of colloid cysts of the third ventricle. PMID: 29399375 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - February 7, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Isolated ligamentum flavum ossification in primary hypoparathyroidism.
Conclusion: Ossification of ligamentum flavum secondary to hypoparathyroidism should be considered as a possible cause of myelopathy in all patients presenting with symptoms of spinal cord compression. PMID: 29399376 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - February 7, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Using the "ligamentum flavum gap" to identify originally missed type B vertebral fractures.
Conclusion: Here, we identified best on sagittal T2 and STIR-weighted MR studies 10 patients for whom discontinuity of the ligamentum flavum (LFG) correlated with the location of type B vertebral fractures. PMID: 29399377 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - February 7, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

A proposed classification for assessing rupture risk in patients with intracranial arteriovenous malformations.
Conclusion: This classification is useful and easy to use, and it may allow for the individualisation of each cerebral AVM and the assessment of rupture risk based on a model of categorisation. PMID: 29404190 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - February 7, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: A randomized pilot trial of pharmaconutrition.
Conclusions: Although the balance between the benefit and harm of the intervention appears highly favourable, further testing on SAH patients is required. We recommend proceeding with amendments in a dose-finding trial to determine the optimal duration of parenteral treatment. PMID: 29404191 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - February 7, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Spinal cord herniation after brachial plexus injury.
Conclusion: SCH should be surgically repaired utilizing the technique described by Batzdorf if further neurological deficits develop. PMID: 29404192 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - February 7, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Descent of the anterior communicating artery after removal of pituitary macroadenoma using transsphenoidal surgery.
Authors: Hayashi Y, Sasagawa Y, Fukui I, Oishi M, Kita D, Misaki K, Kozaka K, Tachibana O, Nakada M Abstract Background: After removal of pituitary macroadenoma, the anterior communicating artery (AComA) descends toward the original position. However, the process and contributing factors of this descent are not elucidated. Methods: This retrospective study included 102 patients who underwent transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) for macroadenomas with maximum diameters of>2 cm. Sequential T2-weighted magnetic resonance images were used to assess the AComA flow void and its distance from the planum sphenoidale before...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - February 7, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Perioperative malnutrition and its relationship to length of stay and complications in patients undergoing surgery for cervical myelopathy.
Authors: Guan J, Holland CM, Ravindra VM, Bisson EF Abstract Background: Surgical treatment of cervical myelopathy is common, and the impact of perioperative malnutrition in these patients is unclear; yet, malnutrition pre- and postoperatively has been associated with higher rates of wound infection in spine patients. We evaluated the association of low prealbumin level, a marker for poor nutrition, with length of hospitalization and complication rates after surgery for cervical myelopathy. Methods: We retrospectively identified patients with cervical myelopathy who underwent anterior cervical discectomy and fu...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - February 7, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research