Spinal osteomyelitis and epidural abscess caused by ureterovertebral fistula: A case report
CONCLUSION: In patients with recurrent sepsis, osteomyelitis/discitis, or psoas abscess of unknown origin or who have a significant history (e.g., pelvic malignancy, radiation, and instrumentation), it is important to consider urodynamic testing to look for a ureteral leak or fistula.PMID:35855137 | PMC:PMC9282813 | DOI:10.25259/SNI_479_2022 (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 20, 2022 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Sarah Elizabeth Blitz Melissa Ming Jie Chua Neil Vernon Klinger John H Chi Source Type: research

The change of serum and CSF BDNF level as a prognosis predictor in traumatic brain injury cases: A systematic review
CONCLUSION: Serum BDNF levels were found to be lower in the unfavorable group than in the favorable group. This is associated with an increase in autonomic function as well as a breakdown of the blood-brain barrier which causes a decrease in serum BDNF levels. Conversely, CSF BDNF levels were found to be higher in the unfavorable group than in the favorable group. This is associated with an increase in the breakdown of the blood-brain barrier which facilitates the transfer of serum BDNF to the brain, leading to an increase in CSF BDNF levels.PMID:35855138 | PMC:PMC9282766 | DOI:10.25259/SNI_1245_2021 (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 20, 2022 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Agus Turchan Achmad Fahmi Achmad Kurniawan Abdul Hafid Bajamal Asra Fauzi Tedy Apriawan Source Type: research

Recanalization for straight sinus thrombosis through combined mechanical thrombectomy: A case report
CONCLUSION: This was a relatively rare case with CVT confined to StS. Immediate combined MT for StS thrombosis can improve venous circulation, make the venous ischemia reversible, and improve patient outcomes, even if it results in partial recanalization.PMID:35855139 | PMC:PMC9282811 | DOI:10.25259/SNI_535_2022 (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 20, 2022 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Yuhei Michiwaki Fumitaka Yamane Tatsuya Tanaka Ryohei Sashida Ren Fujiwara Tomihiro Wakamiya Kazuaki Shimoji Eiichi Suehiro Keisuke Onoda Masatou Kawashima Akira Matsuno Source Type: research

Unusual vascular anatomical variant leads to spontaneous hemorrhage in a cavum septum pellucidum in an adolescent: A case report and literature review
CONCLUSION: Cavum septum pellucidum hemorrhage is rare in adults. Many theories were constructed to explain its etiology. Bleeding due a vascular anatomical variant was not previously encountered. Understanding the embryological origin and anatomical details are important for proper clinical assessment and management of these patients.PMID:35855140 | PMC:PMC9282765 | DOI:10.25259/SNI_311_2022 (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 20, 2022 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Raghad Hany Salem Abdulaziz Oqalaa Almubarak Maher Hassounah Source Type: research

Deep brain stimulation in a young child with < em > GNAO1 < /em > mutation - Feasible and helpful
CONCLUSION: DBS should be considered early in the treatment of drug-resistant movement disorders in young children with GNAO1, especially after dyskinetic crisis, as they tend to recur. Presurgical counseling to parents and close monitoring of complications is also important in the process.PMID:35855141 | PMC:PMC9282786 | DOI:10.25259/SNI_166_2022 (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 20, 2022 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Eva Lai-Wah Fung Chung-Yin Mo Sharon Tsui-Hang Fung Anne Yin-Yan Chan Ka-Yee Lau Emily Kit-Ying Chan David Yuen-Chung Chan Xian-Lun Zhu Danny Tat-Ming Chan Wai-Sang Poon Source Type: research

Surgical management of dropped head syndrome: A systematic review
CONCLUSION: The early surgery for patients with DHS who demonstrate neurological compromise or progressive deformity is safe and effective and leads to excellent outcomes.PMID:35855142 | PMC:PMC9282730 | DOI:10.25259/SNI_456_2022 (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 20, 2022 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Mar ía José Cavagnaro Jos é Manuel Orenday-Barraza Amna Hussein Mauricio J Avila Dara Farhadi Angelica Alvarez Reyes Isabel L Bauer Naushaba Khan Ali A Baaj Source Type: research

Management of nonoperative cervical spine fractures: An institutional analysis of follow-up duration and image acquisition
CONCLUSION: The trend for managing nonoperative cervical fractures was an unduly prolonged follow-up duration that included obtaining too many imaging studies.PMID:35855143 | PMC:PMC9282770 | DOI:10.25259/SNI_107_2022 (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 20, 2022 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Alison M Westrup Landon S Hendrickson Kendall L Hughes Jaylun I Smith Christen M O'Neal Sixia Chen Andrew K Conner Source Type: research

Intramedullary cervical spinal cord and cerebellar hemangioblastoma: A case report
CONCLUSION: Surgery is the gold standard treatment for symptomatic hemangioblastomas, and surgical approaches should minimize risk.PMID:35855144 | PMC:PMC9282796 | DOI:10.25259/SNI_525_2022 (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 20, 2022 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: H éctor Alonso Tirado-Ornelas Jorge Luis Olivares-Pe ña Jorge Luis Olivares-Camacho Jorge Arturo Santos-Franco Maurilio Vicente Ochoa-Gonz ález Source Type: research

Superior sagittal sinus dural arteriovenous fistula with changes in angiographic findings associated with contiguous parasagittal meningioma: A case report
CONCLUSION: This report supports the proposal that impaired venous return is an important factor in the shunt occurrence of dAVF. Neurosurgeons should consider that cases of meningioma invading the venous sinuses may be complicated by dAVF and changes may occur over time.PMID:35855145 | PMC:PMC9282788 | DOI:10.25259/SNI_95_2022 (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 20, 2022 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Takahiko Nakazawa Masanori Aihara Hiroyuki Mizuno Rei Yamaguchi Yuhei Yoshimoto Source Type: research

The need for an institution-specific normal pressure hydrocephalus management protocol
CONCLUSION: The multiple NPH treatment pathways, low rate of pre and post objective symptom assessment, and lack of standardized gait and cognitive assessment tests demonstrate a clear need for an institution-specific NPH management protocol to standardize diagnostic workup, definitive management, and allied health assessment.PMID:35855146 | PMC:PMC9282768 | DOI:10.25259/SNI_293_2022 (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 20, 2022 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Ning Zhu Ananthababu Pattavilakom Sadasivan Source Type: research

Acute progression of cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation diagnosed by biopsy in an elderly patient: A case report
CONCLUSION: Differential diagnosis between CAA-I and nonenhancing gliomas may be difficult using standard imaging studies in cases presenting with acute progression. A pathological diagnosis under minimally invasive small craniotomy may be an option, even for elderly patients.PMID:35855147 | PMC:PMC9282754 | DOI:10.25259/SNI_195_2022 (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 20, 2022 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Kiyonori Kuwahara Shigeta Moriya Ichiro Nakahara Tadashi Kumai Shingo Maeda Yuya Nishiyama Midoriko Watanabe Yoshikazu Mizoguchi Yuichi Hirose Source Type: research

Diagnosis of spinal dural defect using three-dimensional fast steady-state MR in patient with superficial siderosis: A case report
CONCLUSION: 3D-FIESTA reconstruction was approved to be useful tool for identifying the tiny hole of the inner dural layer responsible for SS.PMID:35855148 | PMC:PMC9282784 | DOI:10.25259/SNI_531_2022 (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 20, 2022 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Noritaka Sano Takeshi Kawauchi Narufumi Yanagida Sadaharu Torikoshi Hiroyuki Ikeda Tadakazu Okoshi Makoto Hayase Masaki Nishimura Hiroki Toda Source Type: research

Characteristics of cranial vault lymphoma from a systematic review of the literature
CONCLUSION: This qualitative systematic review identified several features of cranial vault lymphomas that may be useful in differentiating them from meningiomas, including a rapidly growing subcutaneous scalp mass, poor vascularization, and limited skull destruction relative to the size of the soft-tissue mass.PMID:35855149 | PMC:PMC9282819 | DOI:10.25259/SNI_28_2022 (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 20, 2022 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Naoki Nitta Suzuko Moritani Tadateru Fukami Kazuhiko Nozaki Source Type: research

A case of symptomatic carotid artery occlusion after aortic arch replacement treated with carotid-carotid crossover bypass
CONCLUSION: Carotid-to-carotid crossover bypass is a durable treatment for symptomatic CCA occlusion. Further studies are needed to compare its outcomes with those of other methods and to confirm our findings with larger sample size.PMID:35855150 | PMC:PMC9282804 | DOI:10.25259/SNI_415_2022 (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 20, 2022 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Yusuke Sakamoto Kenko Maeda Masaya Takemoto Jungsu Choo Mizuka Ikezawa Ohju Fujita Fumihiro Sago Daiki Somiya Akira Ikeda Source Type: research

Hemifacial spasm due to vertebral artery dissecting aneurysm treated with stent-in-stent placement; Pre- and post-treatment evaluation by 3D multifusion imaging using silent MR angiography
CONCLUSION: This is the first case report of stent-in-stent placement in successful treatment of HFS caused by VADA, in which relief of neurovascular contact was demonstrated by multifusion imaging.PMID:35855151 | PMC:PMC9282821 | DOI:10.25259/SNI_253_2022 (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - July 20, 2022 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Toru Satoh Yu Sato Kenji Sugiu Tomohito Hishikawa Masafumi Hiramatsu Jun Haruma Isao Date Source Type: research