Artery of Percheron infarction results in severe bradycardia: A case report.
Conclusion: Coma and ocular gaze palsy are the most common presentations following thalamic and midbrain ischemia from artery of Percheron infarction. To our knowledge, only a single case of artery of Percheron infarction with severe bradycardia has been reported in the past. Our case attested the role of thalamic nuclei controlling cardiac rhythm. PMID: 30568845 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 22, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Surgery for traumatic fractures of the upper thoracic spine (T1-T6).
Conclusions: Surgical treatment of upper thoracic spine fractures (T1-T6), although complex, is safe and effective. Reduction and fixation of these fractures decreases the risk of further neurological complications, allows for earlier mobilization, and correlates with shorter hospital LOS and improved outcomes. PMID: 30568846 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 22, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Combination of the tubular retractor and brain spatulas provides an adequate operative field in surgery for deep-seated lesions: Case series and technical note.
Conclusions: The combination of ViewSite and brain spatulas provides wide and adequate operative fields to observe the interface between lesions and normal tissue, and to prevent brain injury from excessive retraction pressure on the brain derived from repositioning of the ViewSite. Postoperative 3D volumetric analysis shows minimal damage to normal brain tissue. This report may provide new insight into the use of the ViewSite tubular retractor. PMID: 30533267 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 14, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

A case of multiple nail gun injuries to the head and one to the heart.
Conclusion: The challenging nature of these injuries requires extensive workup prior to surgical decision-making in order to minimize potential complications. PMID: 30533268 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 14, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Delayed diagnosis of post-traumatic aneurysm of distal anterior cerebral artery.
Conclusions: A TICA should be suspected in case of delayed deterioration in head-injured patient, prompt diagnosis and treatment could improve prognosis and reduce morbidity and mortality. PMID: 30533269 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 14, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Thoracic spine dislocation in Gorham-Stout Syndrome: Case report and literature review.
Authors: Jaccard A, Macedo C, Castro G, Guiroy A Abstract Background: The Gorham-Stout syndrome (GSS), also known as phantom bone disease, is a rare bone condition of unknown etiology. Involvement of the spine is described in
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 14, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Indirect revascularization for moyamoya disease: A pediatric neuroanesthesiology perspective.
Authors: Wyatt KEK, Lam SK, Gadgil N PMID: 30533271 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 14, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Lateral position and utility of navigation for posterior fixation of unstable cervical fracture with ankylosing spondylitis.
Conclusion: In this study, we presented a unique approach to posterior fixation of an unstable cervicothoracic fracture in a patient with AS utilizing the lateral position and neural navigation under intraoperative physiological monitoring. PMID: 30533272 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 14, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Usefulness of neuroimaging and immunohistochemical study for accurate diagnosis of chordoid glioma of the third ventricle: A case report and review of the literature.
Conclusions: Chordoid glioma of the third ventricle is a very rare tumor that is difficult to diagnose on routine neuroimaging. Accurate diagnosis requires detailed analysis of neuroimaging and immunohistochemical studies using CD34 and TTF-1 staining. PMID: 30533273 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 14, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Gliosarcoma with long progression free survival: A case report and literature review.
Conclusion: Aiming to achieve longer progression-free survival in cases of GS, we recommend resecting all portions of the mass as much as possible, so named en bloc resection, and then refer the patients for appropriate and timely chemoradiotherapy. PMID: 30533274 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 14, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Migrating spinal intradural schwannoma with adjacent disc herniation: A case report and brief literature review.
Conclusion: We think this rare case could promote a better understanding of the dynamic nature of the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system within intradural space. PMID: 30533275 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 14, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Impact of extra-axial cerebrospinal fluid collection in frontal morphology after surgical treatment of scaphocephaly.
Authors: Nicolini F, Arnaud E, Usami K, Vecchione A, Brunelle F, Rocco FD Abstract Background: Infants with sagittal suture synostosis often present a pathologic dilatation of subarachnoid spaces. The impact of such subarachnoid spaces' enlargement in the morphology of the skull, especially on the forehead and on the surgical outcome, was analyzed. Methods: Children less than 6 months of age undergoing a surgical correction of the scaphocephaly with Renier's H technique between 2003 and 2008 were included in the study. In these patients, preoperative and postoperative fronto-occipital diameter (FOD), biparietal...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 8, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

The use of flow diverters to treat small ( ≤5 mm) ruptured, saccular aneurysms.
Conclusion: The use of FDS to treat small, ruptured, saccular aneurysms is feasible; however, the use of FDS should not be considered first-line treatment. Further studies are required to determine the safety and efficacy of the use of FDS in the acute situation. PMID: 30505618 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 8, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Results and limits of posterior cranial vault expansion by osteotomy and internal distractors.
Conclusion: Posterior cranial vault distraction is an efficacious technique to enlarge the posterior skull vault and treat increased ICP. Moreover, it appears to be efficacious in treating TH-related symptoms. PMID: 30505619 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 8, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

The concept of rapid rescue radiosurgery in the acute management of critically located brain metastases: A retrospective short-term outcome analysis.
Conclusions: In this study, RRR proved effective in terms of rapid tumor volume reduction, debulking, and preservation/rescue of neurological function. PMID: 30505620 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 8, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

After 19 years of deep brain stimulation in Tourette's syndrome: From multiple targets to one single target?
Authors: Servello D, Saleh C, Bona AR, Zekaj E, Porta M PMID: 30505621 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 8, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Transtentorial herniation from tumefactive multiple sclerosis mimicking primary brain tumor.
Conclusion: Tumefactive MS presents a unique pathology that can often mimic primary brain tumors. Although these lesions affect white matter and infrequently cause a significant amount of mass effect, they can act like a tumor, causing edema that generates sufficient intracranial pressure to cause transtentorial herniation. PMID: 30488006 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 1, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Neuro-surgical considerations for treating IgG4-related disease with rare spinal epidural compression.
Conclusion: IgG4-RD is typically under-recognized and under-reported in the spinal literature. The clinical spinal presentation and non-surgical vs. surgical treatment are relatively straightforward. Although most cases can be managed with a course of steroids, surgical decompression may be required in patients presenting with spinal cord and/or nerve root compression. The differential diagnoses for these spinal tumors or pseudotumors should include IgG4-RD. Early detection and appropriate treatment can lead to satisfactory outcomes. PMID: 30488007 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 1, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Gabapentin-related suicide: Myth or fact?
Conclusion: It is imperative to screen, identify, and appropriately manage patients with underlying psychiatric disorders prior to initiating pain management with gabapentin. Therefore, it is crucial to raise awareness of gabapentin as a potential cause of depression, aggressive behavior, and suicidal ideation. PMID: 30488008 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 1, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Lumbar epidural analgesia for labor in a parturient with a history of surgery for lumbar intradural ependymoma: Literature review and case presentation.
Conclusions: Neuraxial anesthesia can be performed safely in patients who have previously undergone lumbar resections of intradural ependymomas. However, the anesthesiologist should place the epidural needle/catheter at a nonoperative level (e.g. above/below). Furthermore, epidural local anesthetics and opioids, as in this case, placed at the L5-S1 level below an L1-L3 prior surgical scar, may diffuse intradurally, bypassing the obliterated surgical epidural space and/or attendant scar tissue. PMID: 30488009 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 1, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

An intraspinal extradural lipoma with spinal epidural lipomatosis: A case report and a review of literature.
Conclusion: This case indicates that asymmetrical compression of the dural sac may be attributed to an intraspinal extradural lipoma vs. just SEL and/or an angiolipoma. PMID: 30488010 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 1, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

A rare case of Brown-Sequard syndrome caused by traumatic cervical epidural hematoma.
Conclusion: For this patient and others with a traumatic cervical epidural hematoma (C7T1) resulting in a BSS, early decompression (within 48 hours) should result in marked postoperative neurological improvement. PMID: 30488011 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 1, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Surgical management of coexisting trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm.
Conclusion: A single surgery is a safe and effective option to treat coexistent HFS and TN due to microvascular confliction. PMID: 30488012 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - December 1, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

What happened to USA health care on the way to socialism?
Authors: Ausman JI PMID: 30450261 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - November 21, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Enlargement of Langerhans cell histiocytosis of the hypothalamus with progression into the basal ganglia and white matter.
Conclusions: Definitive histopathological diagnosis and subsequent appropriate therapy, such as steroid administration, are required when LCH lesions in the hypothalamus become progressively enlarged and new lesions appear in the brain parenchyma. PMID: 30450262 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - November 21, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Atypical spinal epidural capillary hemangioma: Case report.
Conclusions: Although epidural capillary hemangiomas are extremely rare, they should be considered among the differential diagnoses of extradural, extramedullary spinal lesions. Further, they must be differentiated from other more common lesions such as meningiomas and schwannomas. The recommended surgical management is en bloc gross total excision. PMID: 30386668 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - November 4, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Physician leadership and hospital ranking: Expanding the role of neurosurgeons.
This study looks at the leaders currently being hired by hospitals in the Arab World and explores whether chief executive officers (CEOs) in hospitals ranked higher are typically physician leaders or nonphysician managers. Furthermore, we discuss whether physicians, especially neurosurgeons, are equipped to lead hospitals and healthcare institutions worldwide. Methods: The "Ranking Web of World Hospitals" by Cybermetrics Lab, 2017, was used. A dataset on CEOs in the top 50 hospitals and the bottom 50 hospitals in the Arab World was constructed. Independent samples t-test and regression equations were conducted, and P values
Source: Surgical Neurology International - November 4, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Etomidate in neuroanesthesia for aneurysmal clipping in child with confirmed allergies to general anesthetics.
Conclusion: Etomidate may be a choice for neuroanesthesia in specific group of people. We have good experience with our algorithm for continuous infusion of etomidate, with serum cortisol values in the reference range, if corticosteroids were not given before the surgery. Administration of metilprednisolon may diminish influence of perioperative stress on cortisol synthesis inhibition. PMID: 30386670 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - November 4, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Fourth ventricle neurocysticercosis: A case report.
Conclusion: Intraventricular neurocysticercosis is, typically, a surgical disease. For cysts located on the fourth ventricle, a suboccipital craniotomy and a telovelar approach remains a valid option. Cyst removal does not necessarily resolve the hydrocephalus problem. ETV offers an option to the classic shunt placement approach and was shown to be effective even on hydrocephalus recurrence. PMID: 30386671 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - November 4, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Severe headache in a patient with meningioma showing extensive dural tail correlates with IgG4-positive plasma cells and eosinophils: A case report and review of literature.
Conclusion: Only 8 cases of meningioma with IgG4-positive plasma cells have been reported, and only one case exhibited eosinophil infiltration. IgG4-related inflammatory response might mediate inflammation in surrounding tissue, resulting in thickening of the dura adjacent to a meningioma and severe headache. The mechanisms underlying inflammation by meningiomas require further investigation. PMID: 30386672 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - November 4, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Improvement of intellectual outcomes in 20 children with refractory epilepsy after individualized surgery.
This study is designed to compare seizure control and degrees in intellectual outcome in children with refractory epilepsy after surgical treatment. Methods: 20 children with refractory epilepsy were treated with tailored epilepsy surgery or vagus nerve stimulation (VNS). We used the Engel Epilepsy Surgery Outcome Scale to evaluate seizure control and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, fourth edition (WISC-IV), to test the children's intellectual outcomes 7-day preoperative and 3-, 6-, and 12-month postoperative. Results: In total, 14 cases were seizure free (Engel I) and 2 cases to have suffered few att...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - November 4, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Erratum: Morphometrics predicts overall survival in patients with multiple myeloma spine metastasis: A retrospective cohort study.
Authors: Abstract [This corrects the article on p. 172 in vol. 9, PMID: 30210905.]. PMID: 30386674 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - November 4, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Large frontal osseous hemangioma with dural sinus involvement in a patient with Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome: A rare case report.
Conclusion: We report the clinical presentation and surgical management of a rare presentation of osseous hemangioma in a patient with KTS. PMID: 30386675 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - November 4, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Bilambdoid and sagittal synostosis: Report of 39 cases.
Conclusion: Bilambdoid and sagittal synostosis constitute an isolated entity in almost 80% of the cases, whereas in the remaining 20% it is part of a faciocraniosynostosis syndrome. Two phenotypes may be found. Early surgical management is indicated, and several techniques can be used in this heterogeneous population. A cerebellar tonsillar prolapse is present in a majority of cases. PMID: 30386676 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - November 4, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Double-clip technique: An effective clipping technique for small and very small aneurysms.
Conclusion: The double-clip technique, a variation of booster clipping is an effective procedure to ensure a proper occlusion of small and very small aneurysms. Videolink: http://surgicalneurologyint.com/videogallery/double-clipping-technique/. PMID: 30386677 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - November 4, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Infrared thermography brain mapping surveillance in vascular neurosurgery for anterior communicating artery aneurysm clipping.
Conclusions: The ITM seems to be a real-time, safe, and useful brain mapping method to identify different temperature zones and temperature dispersion gradients in the human brain cortex. More studies are needed to evaluate the potential applications of IT mapping of the human brain and its use in neurosurgery and vascular neurosurgery. PMID: 30294492 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Fusiform aneurysms: A review from its pathogenesis to treatment options.
Conclusion: Most of the patients are men, younger than 50 years old, pediatric patients are the most affected. Surgical procedures still have an important place in this field. Reconstructive and deconstructive techniques are both effective; the reconstructive techniques are possibly safer than deconstructive techniques. The most important feature of an aneurysm to predict a bad prognose is to determine if the aneurysm is ruptured. The reconstructive EVT accompanied by dual antiplatelet after and before the procedure showed the best results to treat the basilar fusiform aneurysms. Deconstructive treatment including posterio...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Compartment syndrome of lumbar paraspinal musculature after percutaneous pedicle screw fixation.
Conclusion: Patients undergoing minimally invasive posterior thoracolumbar (TL) pedicle screw fixation can develop a compartment syndrome involving the TL paraspinal musculature. This case highlights the need for early consideration of a compartment syndrome when patients develop persistent sterile discharge after spine surgery. In this case, urgent decompression prevented any long-term sequelae. PMID: 30294494 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Myxopapillary ependymoma with anaplastic features: A case report with review of the literature.
Conclusion: The present case of MPE with anaplastic features is the fourth case on record in the medical literature. PMID: 30294495 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Aneurysm of lenticulostriate artery in a patient presenting with hemorrhage in the caudate nucleus and lateral ventricle-delayed appearance and spontaneous resolution.
Conclusion: An aneurysm at this location can show dynamic changes based on radiological findings. Close radiological observation is necessary. PMID: 30294496 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

An unusual presentation of dystonia and chorea from intraventricular pneumocephalus.
Conclusion: This unusual presentation of a common procedure illustrates a neurological emergency that requires prompt recognition and timely correction. PMID: 30294497 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

A rare cause of thoracic cord compression.
Conclusion: Surgery for thoracic OPLL includes laminoplasty, laminectomy with/without fusion, anterior decompression through a posterior approach (transpedicular, costotransversectomy), and circumferential decompression (e.g. combined anterior/posterior approaches). In cases like the one presented, patients who originally present with acute paraparesis/sphincter dysfunction may demonstrate postoperative improvement. PMID: 30294498 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Cerebrospinal fluid drainage and blood pressure elevation to treat acute spinal cord infarct.
Conclusions: Lumbar CSFD with MAP elevation benefited 3 patients with acute SCI of varying etiologies. PMID: 30294499 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 10, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Seizure freedom from temporal lobe epilepsy with mesial temporal lobe tumor by tumor removal alone without hippocampectomy despite remaining abnormal discharges on intraoperative electrocorticography: Report of two pediatric cases and reconsideration of the surgical strategy.
Conclusions: When we must decide whether to remove the hippocampus, the side of the lesion, the severity and chronicity of the seizures, and the presence of invasion to the hippocampus are the factors that should be considered. Abnormal discharges on ECoG at the hippocampus or adjacent cortices are one of the factors related to epileptogenicity, but it is simply a result of interictal irritation, and it is not an absolute indication for additional surgical intervention. PMID: 30283714 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 6, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

One burr-hole craniotomy: Modified presigmoid approach in Helsinki Neurosurgery.
Conclusion: The described one burr-hole craniotomy may represent the more efficient approach for the management of the deep and hardly accessible lesions extended to both middle and posterior fossa. Videolink: http://surgicalneurologyint.com/videogallery/presigmoid-approach-craniotomy-lt. PMID: 30283715 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 6, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

One burr-hole craniotomy: Posterior interhemispheric approach in Helsinki Neurosurgery.
Conclusion: The described one burr-hole craniotomy may represent a more efficient manner for performing a posterior interhemispheric approach. Videolink: http://surgicalneurologyint.com/videogallery/posterior-interhemispheric-approach. PMID: 30283716 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 6, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Focused opening of the Sylvian fissure for the management of middle cerebral artery aneurysms.
Conclusion: The focused opening of the SF is a less invasive technique for the management of MCA bifurcation aneurysms. However, some extra considerations should be taken for large or giant aneurysms in which a wide opening of the SF might be required for a proper aneurysm manipulation, and for those deep MCA bifurcation aneurysms close to the internal carotid artery bifurcation, in which an anterograde dissection of the MCA might be more suitable. Videolink: http://surgicalneurologyint.com/videogallery/focused-opening-of-the-syvian-fissure/. PMID: 30283717 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 6, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Anterior clinoidectomy for paraclinoid aneurysms in Helsinki Neurosurgery.
Conclusion: Anterior clinoidectomy is a useful procedure aiming at a proper definitive clipping of paraclinoid aneurysms with challenging locations and configurations. Videolink: http://surgicalneurologyint.com/videogallery/right-clinoidectomy/. PMID: 30283718 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 6, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Unedited microneurosurgery of a fourth ventricular ependymoma.
Conclusion: We believe this unedited video will provide us all small and big details that a neurosurgeon like a senior author JH takes into consideration when performing an efficient and safe surgery into the fourth ventricle, under the principle "simple, clean, and preserving the normal anatomy surgery." Videolink: http://surgicalneurologyint.com/videogallery/4th-ventricle-ependymoma/. PMID: 30283719 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 6, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Prosthetic material degeneration over time as a possible factor in delayed recurrence of hemifacial spasm after successful microvascular decompression.
Conclusion: We report a case in which degeneration of material, a sponge (polyurethane), used in decompression surgery caused delayed recurrence of hemifacial spasm. The selection of appropriate prosthetic materials is essential in such functional surgeries. PMID: 30283720 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 6, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research