Lung adenocarcinoma presumed to be Pott's disease in a 28-year-old patient: A case report and review of literature.
Conclusion: In this case report, a 28-year-old male was treated for thoracic Pott's disease that proved to be metastatic lung adenocarcinoma. To avoid such misdiagnoses in the future, physicians should better differentiate spinal TB from other malignancies that may affect the spine. This study underscores the importance of obtaining at least a chest X-ray in any patient with suspected Pott's disease, irrespective of age, to help rule out lung cancer or other pathologies. PMID: 31768288 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - November 28, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Intermittent penile erection in lumbar spinal stenosis: Report of four new cases and review.
Conclusion: There is scant literature on the topic of LSS presenting with unanticipated penile erections, urinary urgency, and neurogenic claudication. PMID: 31768289 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - November 28, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Rivaroxaban-induced acute cervical spine epidural hematoma: Report of a case and review.
Conclusion: A spinal hemorrhagic event should be suspected in patients receiving factor Xa inhibitor drugs. Here, we had an elderly female on rivaroxaban experienced the acute onset of neck/back pain associated with a Brown-Sequard syndrome. A literature review showed that this is the seventh example of SEH occurring as a result of the use of anticoagulation drugs (OACDs; e.g., including Xa inhibitors). PMID: 31768290 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - November 28, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Distal radial approach for neurointerventional diagnosis and therapy.
Conclusion: Puncture of the radial artery within the anatomical snuffbox is a radial approach variation option for diagnostic and therapeutic neuroendovascular procedures. PMID: 31768291 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - November 28, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Kyphosis and canal compromise due to refracturing of an L1 cemented vertebra managed with posterior surgery alone.
Conclusion: Here, we presented the safety/efficacy of utilizing a purely posterior approach (e.g., including L1 corpectomy, reconstruction of the anterior column, and posterior fusion: pVCR) in the management of a repeated fracture of a cemented L1 vertebra resulting in kyphosis and canal compromise. PMID: 31768292 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - November 28, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Iatrogenic lumbar giant pseudomeningocele: A report of two cases.
Conclusion: Iatrogenic lumbar giant pseudomeningocele is rare. Notably, their surgical management is similar to that utilized to treat routine pseudomeningoceles. PMID: 31768293 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - November 28, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Sagittal diffusion-weighted imaging in preventing the false-negative diagnosis of acute brainstem infarction: Confirmation of the benefit by anatomical characterization of false-negative lesions.
Authors: Takeshige N, Aoki T, Sakata K, Kajiwara S, Negoto T, Nagase S, Tanoue S, Uchiyama Y, Hirohata M, Abe T, Morioka M Abstract Background: In some cases of acute brainstem infarction (BI), standard axial diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) does not show a lesion, leading to false-negative (FN) diagnoses. It is important to recognize acute BI accurately and promptly to initiate therapy as soon as possible. Methods: Of the 171 patients with acute cerebral infarctions in our institution who were examined, 16 were diagnosed with true-positive BI (TP-BI) and six with FN-BI. We evaluated the effectiveness of sagitt...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 24, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Surgical management of caudal duplication syndrome: A rare entity with a centered approach on quality of life.
Conclusion: Spine/spinal cord duplication syndromes are typically associated with spine/spinal cord abnormalities and are often associated with moderate/severe neurological deficits. Additional malformations associated with the CDS include duplication of vascular structures/organs (e.g., bladder and distal gastrointestinal tract). Here, we focused on both the patient's quality of life and the multidisciplinary approach to managing the duplication syndrome associated with multiple system malformations (e.g., neurological/spinal, bladder, and gastrointestinal, others). PMID: 31637082 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 24, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Coxiella burnetii infection of the spine requiring neurosurgical intervention.
Conclusion: Spinal infections from C. burnetii are rare; however, in the setting of a patient with osteodiscitis with negative cultures as well as a history of significant vascular disease with stents, the diagnosis of Q fever should be entertained. Operative and interventional procedures should also be considered in these patients to help alleviate pain and maintain neurologic function. PMID: 31637083 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 24, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Cervical instability following artificial disc replacement.
Conclusion: Strict adherence to appropriate criteria is critical for choosing when to place a cervical ADR. This requires documenting; adequate surgical indications, careful selection of the appropriate ADR device, meticulous surgical technique, proper preservation of the supporting structures, and sufficient neural decompression. PMID: 31637084 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 24, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Virtual reality simulation of neuroendovascular intervention improves procedure speed in a cohort of trainees.
This study aims to determine whether VR is an effective tool for improving neuroendovascular skill among trainees. Methods: Trainees performed two VR revascularizations of a right-sided middle cerebral artery (MCA) thrombosis and their times to procedural benchmarks (time to enter internal carotid artery [ICA], traverse clot, and complete procedure) were compared. To determine whether the improvement was case specific, trainees with less procedural exposure were timed during VR left-sided ICA (LICA) aneurysm coiling before or after performing MCA thrombectomy simulations. To determine the value of observing simulations...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 24, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Prevention of thromboembolism: A personal journey.
Authors: Goldsmith HS PMID: 31637086 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 24, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Anatomical localization of the transverse-sigmoid sinus junction: Comparison of existing techniques.
Conclusion: Each method has a unique profile of dura or sinus exposure. There are significant differences in the accuracy of localization of the TSSJ among anatomical localization methods. PMID: 31637087 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 24, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

The fence post depth electrode technique to control both brain tumors and epileptic seizures in patients with brain tumor-related epilepsy.
Authors: Masuda Y, Fujimoto A, Nishimura M, Sato K, Enoki H, Okanishi T Abstract Background: To control brain tumor-related epilepsy (BTRE), both epileptological and neuro-oncological approaches are required. We hypothesized that using depth electrodes (DEs) as fence post catheters, we could detect the area of epileptic seizure onset and achieve both brain tumor removal and epileptic seizure control. Methods: Between August 2009 and April 2018, we performed brain tumor removal for 27 patients with BTRE. Patients who underwent lesionectomy without DEs were classified into Group 1 (13 patients) and patients who u...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 24, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Transient ischemic attack in elderly patient with PHACE syndrome.
Conclusion: PHACE syndrome should be kept in mind, even in individuals of advanced age, in the instance of a TIA, especially in situations which may involve induced hypoperfusion. PMID: 31637089 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 24, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Symptomatic foramen of Magendie arachnoid cyst in an elderly patient: The second case report in the literature.
Conclusion: This case report adds to the literature the second case of a patient with a symptomatic arachnoid cyst in the posterior fossa successfully treated by surgery. PMID: 31637090 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 24, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Initial training in neurosurgery and risk management.
Authors: Dechambenoit G PMID: 31637091 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 24, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Customary bad practice not standard of care.
Authors: Clark L PMID: 31637092 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 24, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Safety of the transventricular approach to deep brain stimulation: A retrospective review.
Conclusion: Although the total incidence of intraventricular or intracerebral hemorrhage cannot be reliably assessed from this data set, the low incidence of neurologic complications challenges the notion that DBS electrode trajectories that transgress the ventricle significantly increase the risk of complications. PMID: 31637093 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 24, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Clinical and morphological profile of aneurysms of the anterior communicating artery treated at a neurosurgical service in Southern Brazil.
Authors: Soares FP, Velho MC, Antunes ACM Abstract Background: The aim of the study was to characterize the clinical profile of patients with anterior communicating artery (ACoA) aneurysms and examine potential correlations between clinical findings, aneurysm morphology, and outcome. Methods: A review of medical records and diagnostic neuroimaging reports of patients treated at a neurosurgical service in Porto Alegre, Brazil, between August 2008 and January 2015 was performed. Results: During the period, 100 patients underwent surgery for ACoA aneurysms. Fifteen had unruptured aneurysms and 85 had ruptured ...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 24, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Spontaneous resolution of chronic subdural hematoma: Does only the size matter?
Conclusion: In this report, we discuss the spontaneous resolution of a large CSDH in elderly patients, without surgical intervention. Gradually, several successful nonsurgical therapies for the treatment of these hematomas are reported, although further studies are essential to establish the role of these nonsurgical treatments of CSDHs. PMID: 31637095 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 24, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Is gun control really about people control?
Authors: Ausman JI, Faria MA Abstract The Second Amendment of the USA Constitution states: "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." Today around the USA and the world some people are advocating the removal of guns from the citizens, called "Gun Control," as the solution to violent crime that they associate with guns in the hands of the public, contrary to what the Second Amendment states. This review provides a factual background to the debate about the issues surrounding the arguments for ...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 24, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Rupture immediately after growth of unruptured intracranial aneurysms during follow-up.
Authors: Yanagawa T, Harada Y, Hatayama T, Kono T Abstract Background: The annual rupture rate of small unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 6, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

X-rays and scans can fail to differentiate hip pathology from lumbar spinal stenosis: Two case reports.
Conclusion: Hip pathology may mimic lumbar spinal stenosis. In the two cases presented, plain X-rays failed to document hip fractures (case 1) and AVN (case 2), respectively, both of which were later diagnosed on MRI studies. PMID: 31583162 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 6, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

A challenging case of concurrent multiple sclerosis and anaplastic astrocytoma.
Conclusion: Although cases of concurrent glioma and MS remain rare, we present a case illustrating this phenomenon and explore a number of theories behind a potential causal relationship. PMID: 31583163 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 6, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Review of Treatment Options for Smaller Benign Cranial Meningiomas: Observation, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, and Rarely, Open Surgery.
Conclusion: There are multiple treatment options for patients with smaller asymptomatic cranial meningiomas. SRS may be warranted for those who exhibit tumor growth, increasing edema, and/or mass effect. Only rarely is open operative intervention necessary; this must include consideration of other factors that may warrant early surgery. Notably, the 5-year survival rates for SRS ranged from 95.2% - 97%, while the 10-year survival rates varied from 88.6% - 94%. PMID: 31583164 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 6, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Case of the Week: Preoperative MR/CT Diagnosis of Left L2-L3 Disc Surgically Documented As Massive Synovial Cyst.
Conclusion: In this 77 year-old female, the preoperative MR and CT scans were interpreted as showing a "typical" large left L2-L3 herniated disc. This proved at surgery to be a massive left L2-L3 synovial cyst. As demonstrated in this case, older patients with degenerative lumbar disease/stenosis, may have synovial cysts that mimic disc herniations both clinically and on preoperative diagnostic studies. PMID: 31583165 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 6, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Xanthogranulomatous colloid cyst: Radiologic- pathologic correlation and diagnostic difficulties.
Conclusion: Xanthogranulomatous reaction is rarely described in colloid cysts, which happens as a response to desquamation of epithelial lining, subsequent lipid accumulation, and as tissue inflammatory response to intracystic hemorrhage. Microsurgical resection is the treatment of choice. As compared to the plain colloid cyst, these lesions are difficult to fully excise as the inflammatory reaction to the xanthomatous material leads to adhesions to adjacent structures; therefore, the aspiration of cystic contents without spillage is advisable to achieve maximal resection of cyst walls. PMID: 31583166 [PubMed] (Source:...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 6, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Are low-grade gliomas of mesial temporal area alone?
Conclusion: Mesial temporal LGGs are not alone and a high proportion of temporal neocortex appeared normal on preoperative MRI, may contain dual pathology. Thus, anterior temporal resection should be performed to have satisfactory seizure and oncological outcomes. PMID: 31583167 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 6, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Acute myeloid leukemia with central nervous system extension and subdural seeding of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium after bilateral subdural hematomas treated with subdural daptomycin administration.
Conclusion: In this patient, the complication of relapsed AML may have contributed to the rare extension of VRE into the CNS space. Screening for patients at risk of AML with CNS involvement and addressing coagulopathy and risk of infection may help mitigate morbidity. Bilateral administration of subdural daptomycin bolus into the subdural space was tolerated and possibly contributed to the patient's neurological improvement during an extended hospital course. PMID: 31583168 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 6, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Brain metastasis of Merkel cell carcinoma - A rare case report.
Conclusion: In our knowledge, there is a little number of cases of MCC reported in literature. Surgical management is considered in cases with intracranial hypertension or focal signs. The adjuvant treatment options are immunotherapy and radiotherapy. PMID: 31583169 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 6, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Postoperative intracranial migration of a C2 odontoid screw: A case report and literature review.
Conclusion: Our case demonstrates the rare but serious complication of intracranial odontoid screw migration, which we bring to the attention of the neurosurgical community. The recognition of risk factors for this complication and optimized management of this rare occurrence is important for surgeons to recognize. PMID: 31583170 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 6, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

An unusual internal carotid artery compression as a possible cause of Eagle syndrome - A novel hypothesis and an innovative surgical technique.
Conclusion: A styloid/C1 transverse process juxtaposition should be considered as an alternative pathogenetic mechanism in vascular ES. When a posterior ICA compression by C1 transverse process is present, a bone reshaping of C1 rather than a conventional styloidectomy can be considered an efficacious treatment which allows a good preservation of the styloid muscles and ligaments. PMID: 31583171 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 6, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Neurovista: Concept to first-in-man: The war story behind launching a venture to treat epilepsy.
Authors: DiLorenzo DJ Abstract Many medical (and nonmedical) technologies are the fruit of years and even decades of work by dedicated members of startup companies and commitment of capital by their investors. The launching of a medical device venture is fraught with many risks, but the personal, societal, and potential financial rewards of developing therapies that improve the lives of others makes the risk and sacrifice worthwhile. The litany of risks and challenges can be daunting, and persistence is the key ingredient to every incremental iota of success achieved. This is a personal war story behind the launchi...
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 6, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Brain metastases from cervical cancer reduce longevity independent of overall tumor burden.
Conclusion: Taken together, our data suggest that for cervical cancer patients with brain metastasis intracranial metastasis itself (and not overall tumor burden) represent a sentinel event in limiting longevity. While the present study is underpowered to compare treatment options directly, further work should be focused on determining the optimal treatment for these patients. PMID: 31583173 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 6, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Ruptured aneurysm in the posterior communicating segment of carotid artery presenting with contralateral oculomotor nerve palsy.
Conclusion: The ipsilateral ONP is a common sign found in posterior communicating artery aneurysms; however, such aneurysm can have different presentations due to the elevation of intracranial pressure, and, in rarer cases, the ONP cannot be operated as a localizing sign. PMID: 31583174 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 6, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Illustrated dynamic stories behind pediatric neurosurgery.
Conclusion: Surgical illustrations may serve as an educational tool with potentially instructional value for practical application, especially for surgical trainees. PMID: 31583175 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 6, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Iatrogenic cortical pseudoaneurysm following ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion presenting with intraventricular hemorrhage.
Conclusion: Iatrogenic intracerebral pseudoaneurysm formation is an exceedingly rare complication of ventricular catheterization but is associated with significant mortality. Identifying a pseudoaneurysm in this context warrants prompt and definitive treatment with microsurgical or endovascular treatment. PMID: 31583176 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - October 6, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

"Surg Neurol Int"[ta]; +133 new citations
133 new pubmed citations were retrieved for your search. Click on the search hyperlink below to display the complete search results: "Surg Neurol Int"[ta] These pubmed results were generated on 2019/09/20PubMed comprises more than millions of citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - September 20, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Report Source Type: research

Preliminary experience in the management of brain and skull-base tumors with microwave ablation; feasibility guided by ultrasound, report from 23 cases.
Conclusion: MWA can be a useful tool as a single therapy or as a complement to conventional techniques for the surgical resection of brain and skull-base tumors. It was a safe method in all cases, producing a decrease in intratumoral blood flow, and this procedure facilitates the microsurgical resection of the lesion. PMID: 31123624 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - May 29, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Remote hemorrhage after burr-hole surgery for chronic subdural hematoma: A report of two cases.
Conclusion: Postoperative remote hemorrhage is a rare complication, and it can occur after both craniotomy surgery and burr-hole surgery. Neurosurgeons should consider the possibility of this rare complication, and sufficient care should be taken to select the most appropriate surgical procedure to prevent remote hemorrhage. PMID: 31123625 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - May 29, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Erratum: Results and limits of posterior cranial vault expansion by osteotomy and internal distractors.
Authors: Abstract [This corrects the article on p. 217 in vol. 9, PMID: 30505619.]. PMID: 31123626 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - May 29, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Erratum: Impact of extra-axial cerebrospinal fluid collection in frontal morphology after surgical treatment of scaphocephaly.
Authors: Abstract [This corrects the article on p. 215 in vol. 9, PMID: 30505617.]. PMID: 31123627 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - May 29, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

An approach using the occipital parietal point for placement of ventriculoperitoneal catheters in adults.
Conclusions: Shunt malfunctions remain to be a common complication but can be reduced by optimal catheter positioning. The OPP established on computed tomography (CT) is just as safe as conventional landmarks, and can aid in optimal catheter positioning and can potentially reduce the risk of shunt malfunction secondary to suboptimal catheter placement. PMID: 31123628 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - May 29, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Nocardia paucivorans cerebellar abscess: Surgical and pharmacotherapy.
Conclusion: According to the literature, surgical excision or aspiration of cerebellar abscess seems to provide favorable outcomes. In our experience, a successful outcome was achieved with subtotal resection and prolonged adequate antibiotic therapy. PMID: 31123629 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - May 29, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Novel method for stepwise reduction of traumatic thoracic spondyloptosis.
Conclusion: Early spinal realignment and stabilization following spondyloptosis at the T11/T12 level resulted in some improvement in sensory function without resolution of motor plegia. Here, we described how to utilize a novel beanbag reduction method to safely achieve stepwise spinal realignment. PMID: 31123630 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - May 29, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

The pCONUS bifurcation aneurysm implants for endovascular treatment of adults with intracranial aneurysms: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Conclusions: The pCONUS devices are an additional tool for the treatment of wide-necked intracranial aneurysms with high rates of technical success and sufficiently low rates of morbidity and mortality. Comparative studies with longer-term follow-up are needed to clarify the role of this device in the management of challenging aneurysms. PMID: 31123631 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - May 29, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Dermoid cyst with no intracranial extension: A case report and literature review.
Conclusion: To the best of our knowledge, congenital dermoid cyst of the anterior fontanelles is rare. Complete surgical excision is the treatment of choice. PMID: 31123632 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - May 29, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Feasibility of using a low-cost head-mounted augmented reality device in the operating room.
Conclusions: We demonstrate that using a commercially available low-cost head-mounted holographic AR device is feasible in a sterile surgical setting, under different lighting conditions and using different surgical gloves. Given the availability of freely available software for application development, neurosurgery can benefit from new opportunities for image-guided surgery. PMID: 31123633 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - May 29, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Unedited microneurosurgery of a pineal region neuroepithelial cyst.
Conclusion: This unedited video offers all detailed aspects that a neurosurgeon as the senior author JH considers essential when performing an efficient and safe surgery into the pineal region for this very rarely documented pineal region neuroepithelial cyst. Videolink: http://surgicalneurologyint.com/videogallery/pineal-cyst-4. PMID: 31123634 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - May 29, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research