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Corrigendum to ‘Image Guidance to Aid Pedicle Screw Fixation of a Lumbar Fracture-Dislocation Injury in a Toddler’ [World Neurosurgery 105 (2017) 1041.e15-1041.e17]
The authors regret the error in the misspelling of an author's name Jonathan Nakhla and have corrected it. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 16, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: John K. Houten, Jonathan Nakhla, Shashank Ghandi Tags: Corrigendum Source Type: research

The Effect of Steroids on Complications, Readmission, and Reoperation After Posterior Lumbar Fusion
The effects of chronic corticosteroid therapy on complications, readmission, and reoperation after posterior lumbar fusion (PLF) remains under-investigated and was examined to determine differences in outcomes. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 15, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Michael B. Cloney, Roxanna M. Garcia, Zachary A. Smith, Nader. S. Dahdaleh Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Surgical treatment of spinal synovial cysts in the elderly: Symptoms, treatment course, and outcome in patients over 75 years
The ongoing aging of our society leads to a rising number of elderly patients with progressive degeneration of the spine, associated with synovial cysts. In the elderly, surgical treatment may be particularly challenging because of comorbidities. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 15, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Markus Bruder, Florian Gessler, Adriano Cattani, Christian Droste, Volker Seifert, Matthias Setzer, Gerhard Marquardt Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Transtentorial Distortion Syndrome: A consistent complication following lateral and fourth ventricular shunting in adults
We describe a consistently similar clinical presentation of patients with complex hydrocephalus and a fourth ventricle separately drained by infra-tentorial shunt insertion. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 15, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Claudia L. Craven, Irene Baudracco, Simon D. Thompson, Lewis Thorne, Laurence D. Watkins, Ahmed K. Toma Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion With 3D-Navigation Guided Cortical Bone Trajectory Screws for L4/5 Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: 1-Year Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes
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Source: World Neurosurgery - November 15, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Ibrahim Hussain, Michael S. Virk, Thomas W. Link, Apostolos J. Tsiouris, Eric Elowitz Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Delayed traumatic aortic pseudoaneurysm formation causing vertebral body erosion and back pain: case report and literature review
Aortic pseudoaneurysms are a rare cause of chronic back pain, usually due to compression of adjacent neurovasculature. It is uncommon for patients with pseudoaneurysms of the abdominal aorta to present in a delayed fashion after initial traumatic injury. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 15, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Justin M. Cappuzzo, Kathleen E. Knudson, Shawn Sarin, Joseph Babrowicz, Abraham Cherrick, Jonathan H. Sherman Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Risks of endoscopic temporal ventriculocisternostomy for isolated lateral ventricle: Anatomical surgical nuances
Entrapment of the temporal horn, known as isolated lateral ventricle (ILV), is a rare type of noncommunicating focal hydrocephalus, and its standard treatment has not been established. Here, we report two cases of endoscopic surgery for ILV, and highlight the anatomical surgical nuances to avoid associated surgical risks. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 15, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Takatoshi Hasegawa, Toshihiro Ogiwara, Alhusain Nagm, Tetsuya Goto, Tatsuro Aoyama, Kazuhiro Hongo Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Pediatric non-missile penetrating head injury, case series and literature review
Pediatric non-missile penetrating head injury (NMPHI) is usually accidental attributed mainly to the softer skulls of growing children. However, it is a rather rare entity and therefore no consensus exists regarding treatment, in order to effectively prevent the immediate and long-term complications. Throughout the literature practice, essentials are mostly discussed in case reviews and case series in general population. No data originating from randomized studies are available due to ethical and practical limitations. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 15, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Evangelos Drosos, Dimitrios Giakoumettis, Alexandros Blionas, Andreas Mitsios, Georgios Sfakianos, Marios Themistocleous Tags: Literature Reviews Source Type: research

Small cell glioblastoma of the sella turcica region: a case report and review of the literature
We present such a case with detailed clinical, imaging and histopathological information. A review of similar published cases is also presented. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 15, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Shuanglin Deng, Linlin Liu, Danhua Wang, Dan Tong, Gang Zhao Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Technical Note: Robotic-guided bi-hippocampal and bi-parahippocampal depth placement for responsive neurostimulation in bitemporal lobe epilepsy
Patients with bitemporal lobe epilepsy are generally not considered for surgical resection. Fortunately, responsive neurostimulation proves another avenue for the management of this challenging disease process. In conjunction with our epileptologist, we consider responsive neurostimulation for patients who have clinical features of temporal lobe epilepsy without clear localization on imaging and stereo-EEG. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 14, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Pratik Rohatgi, Ryan J. Jafrani, Nicholas J. Brandmeir, Frank G. Gilliam, Tiffany L. Fisher, Michael D. Sather Tags: Technical Note Source Type: research

Unruptured versus Ruptured AVMs: Outcome analysis from a multicentric consecutive series of 545 surgically treated cases
Recent literature strongly challenged indications to perform preventive surgery in unruptured AVM. claiming that invasive AVM treatment is associated with a significant risk of complications and thus conservative management may be a preferable alternative in many patients. On the other hand, the recent improvement of surgical instrumentation and treatment strategies (both surgical and interventional) yielded much better outcomes than those achieved only a decade ago. Therefore, even among the specialists, a wide variety of opinions, concerning the treatment of unruptured AVM, can be found. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 14, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Marco Cenzato, Fulvio Tartara, Giuseppe D'Aliberti, Carlo Bortolotti, Francesco Cardinale, Gianfranco Ligarotti, Alberto Debernardi, Alessia Fratianni, Edoardo Boccardi, Roberto Stefini, Francesco Zenga, Riccardo Boccaletti, Andrea Lanterna, Giacomo Paves Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Fusion, Failure, Fatality: Long-term Outcomes after Surgical versus Nonoperative Management of Type II Odontoid Fracture in Octogenarians
Type II odontoid fracture is a highly morbid injury among octogenarians, with 41% one-year mortality. Our objective was to assess long-term fusion, complication, and survival rates. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 14, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Avital Perry, Christopher S. Graffeo, Lucas P. Carlstrom, Wendy Chang, Grant W. Mallory, Ross C. Puffer, Michelle J. Clarke Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Enterprise deployment through a PulseRider to treat an anterior communicating artery aneurysm recurrence
PulseRider (Pulsar Vascular, Los Gatos, CA, USA) is a new endovascular device designed to treat wide neck bifurcation intracranial aneurysms. Deployment of a stent through a PulseRider to treat an aneurysm ’s recurrence has never been described before. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 14, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Iacopo Valente, Nicola Limbucci, Sergio Nappini, Andrea Rosi, Antonio Laiso, Salvatore Mangiafico Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Intradural - extramedullary cervical cord lipoma: Case report and literature review
Spinal lipomas are generally thought to occur as a result of failed primary neurulation. Failed primary neurulation allows invasion of mesenchymal tissue of mesodermic origin into the neural structure, leading to the formation of a spinal lipoma. Despite most spinal lipomas being regarded as the result of failed primary neurulation, some confusion in terms of the embryogenesis of spinal lipomas remains. Recently, a novel classification of spinal lipomas based on embryonic changes seen during primary and secondary neurulation was has been proposed. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 14, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Dimitrios Panagopoulos, Georgios Markogiannakis, Michael Koutzoglou Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Predictors of Hospital Length of Stay and 30-Day Readmission in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Patients: An Analysis of 3057 Patients Using the ACS-NSQIP Database
Hospital length of stay (LOS), 30-day readmission rate, and other metrics are increasingly being used to evaluate quality of surgical care. The factors most relevant to cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) are not yet established. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 13, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Peter G. Passias, Cyrus M. Jalai, Nancy Worley, Shaleen Vira, Saqib Hasan, Samantha R. Horn, Frank A. Segreto, Cole A. Bortz, Andrew P. White, Michael Gerling, Virginie LaFage, Thomas Errico Tags: Original article Source Type: research

A novel technique for cervical facet joint hyperplasia-spondylotic radiculopathy by laminar and lateral mass screw co-fixations
To describe the novel technique and report the outcomes of cervical spondylotic radiculopathy caused by facet joint hyperplasia treated with minimally invasive surgery by laminar and lateral mass screw co-fixations. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 13, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Sun-Ren Sheng, Ke Wang, Majid Nisar, Jiao-Xiang Chen, Ai-Min Wu, Xiang-Yang Wang Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Rupture of Intra-ventricular Hydatid Cyst: The Camalote Sign
Only a few cases of intraventricular hydatid cysts have been described. The Camalote or waterlily sign is described when there is detachment of the endocyst membrane, resulting in a floating appearance like a waterlily. This sign has been described most commonly in hepatic cysts. Here, we describe the camalote sign in an iatrogenically ruptured intraventricular hydatid cyst. Rupture of an intraventricular hydatid cyst poses the threat of widespread dissemination and is described in our case. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 13, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Nishanth Sadashiva, Dhaval Shukla, Bhagavatula Indira Devi Tags: Clinical Images Source Type: research

Epidemiology and Management of Spinal Trauma in Children and Adolescents Under 18 Years Old
Retrospective study. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 13, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Asdrubal Falavigna, Orlando Righesso, Pedro Guarise da Silva, Felix Adolfo Sanchez Chavez, Ericson Sfreddo, Leandro Pelegrini de Almeida, Manuel Jose Valencia Carrasco, Andrei Fernandes Joaquim Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Efficacy of the biomedical glue sling technique versus the traditional technique for microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm with refractory hypertension
In this study, we retrospectively compared the outcome of biomedical glue sling technique with traditional technique in MVD for HFS with RHTN. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 13, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Xin Zhang, Xiaokui Kang, Qunlong Jiang, Hua Zhao, Yinda Tang, Jin Zhu, Ping Zhou, Yan Yuan, Shiting Li Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome after endovascular reperfusion therapy in a patient with acute internal carotid artery and middle cerebral artery occlusions
Cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome (CHS) is known to be a rare but devastating complication of carotid artery revascularization. Because patients with acute ischemic stroke due to acute major cerebral and/or cervical artery occlusion treated with endovascular reperfusion therapy may have impaired autoregulation in the cerebral vasculature, these patients may also develop CHS. Despite the growing number of endovascular reperfusion procedures for acute ischemic stroke, this complication has only rarely been reported. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 13, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tetsuya Hashimoto, Shoji Matsumoto, Mitsushige Ando, Hideo Chihara, Atsushi Tsujimoto, Taketo Hatano Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Comparision of results between posterior fossa decompression with and without duraplasty for the surgical treatment of Chiari malformation Type I :a systematic review and meta-analysis
Posterior fossa decompression without (PFD) or with duraplasty (PFDD) for the treatment of type 1 Chiari malformation (CM-I) is controversial. We thus did a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies to assess the effect on clinical and imaging improvement, operative time, complications and recurrence rate between PFD and PFDD in patients with CM-I. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 11, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Weiwei Lin, Guman Duan, Jinjin Xie, Jiashen Shao, Zhaoqi Wang, Baohua Jiao Tags: Literature Reviews Source Type: research

The Effect of Obesity on Clinical Outcomes Following Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Obesity is associated with increasing morbidity and mortality in many prevalent diseases, especially for lumbar degenerative disease. The relationship between minimally invasive spine (MIS) surgery and perioperative adverse events in obese patients with lumbar degenerative disease has not been well evaluated. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 11, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tao Wang, Chao Han, Hongqiang Jiang, Peng Tian Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Traumatic Fractures of the Cervical Spine: Analysis of Changes in Incidence, Etiology, Concurrent Injuries and Complications Among 488,262 Patients from 2005-2013
The etiologies and epidemiology of traumatic cervical spine fracture have not been described with sufficient power or recency. Our goal is to describe demographics, incidence, etiology, spinal cord injuries (SCIs), concurrent injuries, treatments, and complications of traumatic cervical spine fractures. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 11, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Peter G. Passias, Gregory W. Poorman, Frank A. Segreto, Cyrus M. Jalai, Samantha R. Horn, Cole A. Bortz, Dennis Vasquez-Montes, Bassel G. Diebo, Shaleen Vira, Olivia J. Bono, Rafael De La Garza-Ramos, John Y. Moon, Charles Wang, Brandon P. Hirsch, Peter L Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Preoperative assessment of craniopharyngioma adherence: MRI findings correlated with the severity of tumor attachment to the hypothalamus
Craniopharyngioma (CP) adherence represents a heterogeneous pathological feature that critically influences the potentially safe and radical resection. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 11, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Ruth Prieto, Jos é M. Pascual, Maria Rosdolsky, Laura Barrios Tags: Original article Source Type: research

The Optimal Treatment Options of Septated Chronic Subdural Haematoma – A Retrospective Comparison of Craniotomy versus Endoscopic-assisted Burr-hole Craniostomy
To complete a retrospective comparison of endoscope-assisted burr-hole craniostomy (EBHC) and craniotomy in the treatment of septated chronic subdural hematoma (SCSH). (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 11, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Jibo Zhang, Xingyue Fan, Xuemeng Liu, Jincao Chen, Wei Wang, Kai Fu Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Outcome of transforaminal epidural steroid injection according to the severity of cervical foraminal stenosis
Cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) is considered one of the most effective treatments for radicular pain induced by cervical foraminal stenosis. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 11, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Min Son Kim, Dong Gyu Lee, Min Cheol Chang Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Is there an indication of intraoperative MRI in subtotal resection of glioblastoma? – A multicenter retrospective comparative analysis
Surgery in patients with highly eloquent glioblastoma (GB) remains challenging. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 11, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Jan Coburger, Javier Segovia von Riehm, Oliver Ganslandt, Christian Rainer Wirtz, Mirjam Renovanz Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Posterior Cervical Laminectomy Results in Better Radiographic Decompression of Spinal Cord Compared to Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
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Source: World Neurosurgery - November 11, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Matthew Piazza, Brendan John McShane, Ashwin G. Ramayya, Patricia Zadnik Sullivan, Zarina S. Ali, Paul J. Marcotte, William C. Welch, Ali K. Ozturk Tags: Original article Source Type: research

A Mathematical Network of Seizure Activity: How pre-surgical simulation can predict post-surgical success
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Source: World Neurosurgery - November 11, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Reid Hoshide, Zain Jandial, Michael Levy Source Type: research

Scenario Planning: Playing the Expectations Game in Spine Surgery
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Source: World Neurosurgery - November 11, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: John Paul G. Kolcun, S. Shelby Burks, Michael Y. Wang Source Type: research

Central Nervous System Lymphatics and Impact on Neurologic Disease
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Source: World Neurosurgery - November 11, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Dominic Nistal, J. Mocco Source Type: research

Effects of low bone mineral status on biomechanical characteristics in idiopathic scoliotic spinal deformity
Low bone mass in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients has been well reported. Poor bone quality was regarded as a new and unique prognostic factor in aggravating the curve progression. However, the potential biomechanical correlation between them remains unclear. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 10, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Xiao-Xing Song, Lin-Yu Jin, Xin-Feng Li, Lie Qian, Hong-Xing Shen, Zu-De Liu, Bu-Wei Yu Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a decision-making protocol for the surgical treatment of lumbar stenosis with Grade 1 degenerative spondylolisthesis
The addition of fusion to decompression for stenosis with Grade I degenerative spondylolisthesis is a controversial topic, and the question remains if fusion provides any real benefit to the patient that warrants the increased healthcare utilization and perioperative morbidity. In addition, there is no consensus on indications for the use of fusion over decompression alone. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 10, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Victor E. Staartjes, Marc L. Schr öder Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Correlation between contrast time-density time on digital subtraction angiography and flow: an in vitro study.
and Purpose Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) provides an excellent anatomic characterization of cerebral vasculature, but hemodynamic assessment is often qualitative and subjective. Various clinical algorithms have been produced to semi-quantify flow from data obtained from DSA, but few have tested these against reliable flow values. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 10, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Denise Brunozzi, Sophia F. Shakur, Rahim Ismail, Andreas Linninger, Chih-Yang Hsu, Fady T. Charbel, Ali Alaraj Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Clinical characteristics of lumbosacral spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) –comparison to thoracic DAVF
Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) occurs at any spinal level but the clinical characteristics of lumbosacral DAVF have not been well documented. Purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical characteristics of lumbosacral DAVF and compare these features to those in thoracic DAVF. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 10, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Toshiki Endo, Takumi Kajitani, Tomoo Inoue, Kenichi Sato, Kuniyasu Niizuma, Hidenori Endo, Yasushi Matsumoto, Teiji Tominaga Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Neuroendoscopic Treatment of Cystic Craniopharyngiomas. A Case Series with Systematic Review of the Literature
Total removal of craniopharyngiomas is burdened by high morbidity. In cases of a cystic or mixed craniopharyngioma, when the symptoms are caused by the cystic component of the tumor, a less invasive surgical approach aiming at cyst drainage may be recommended. Here we report our experience with intraventricular neuroendoscopy, describing our clear-cut surgical technique, and analyzing results in the context of literature data. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 10, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Liverana Lauretti, Francois Yves Legninda Sop, Roberto Pallini, Eduardo Fernandez, Quintino Giorgio D ’Alessandris Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Atlantooccipital Rotatory Dislocation: A Case Report and Systematic Review
Atlanto-occipital rotatory dislocation (AORD) has been rarely reported in the literature; for this reason, the clinical-radiological characteristics of this injury are not well described. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 10, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Luis A. Robles, Greg M. Mundis, Abel Cuevas-Sol órzano Tags: Literature Reviews Source Type: research

Comparison of clinical and radiographic outcomes for posterior fossa decompression with and without duraplasty for treatment of pediatric Chiari I malformation: a prospective study
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Source: World Neurosurgery - November 10, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Enze Jiang, Shifu Sha, XinXin Yuan, WeiGuo Zhu, Jian Jiang, Hongbin Ni, Zhen Liu, Yong Qiu, Zezhang Zhu Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Anterior transdiscal axial screw fixation for subaxial cervical spine: A biomechanical study
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Source: World Neurosurgery - November 10, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Minghui Zheng, Wei Ji, Lin Zou, Zhiping Huang, Qingan Zhu, Dongbin Qu Tags: Original article Source Type: research

C2 body as the ‘keystone’ in management of C1-C2-C3 dislocation secondary to congenital absence of posterior element: a case report
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Source: World Neurosurgery - November 9, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Sushanta Sahoo, pravin salunke Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Decompressive craniectomy for spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH) is a devastating disease with high mortality and morbidity, and application of decompressive craniectomy (DC) in sICH is controversial. We conducted a systematic review to verify the effect of DC on improving outcome in sICH. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 9, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Zhong Yao, Lu Ma, Chao You, Min He Tags: Literature Reviews Source Type: research

Mammillothalamic and Mammillotegmental Tracts as New Targets for Dementia and Epilepsy Treatment
Very recently, neuromodulation through deep brain stimulation (DBS) has appeared as a new surgical procedure in the treatment of some types of dementia and epilepsy. The mammillothalamic and the mammillotegmental tracts are involved among the new targets. To our knowledge, a review article focused specifically on these mammillary body efferents is lacking in the medical literature. Their contribution to memory is, regrettably, often overlooked. There is evidence that mammillary bodies can contribute to memory independently from hippocampal formation, but the mechanism is not yet known. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 9, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Naci Balak., Ece Balkuv, Ali Karadag., Recep Basaran., Huseyin Biceroglu., Buru ç Erkan., Necmettin Tanriover Tags: Literature Reviews Source Type: research

Nerve transfers in patients with Brown Sequard pattern of spinal cord injury: Report of 2 cases
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Source: World Neurosurgery - November 9, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Thorbjorn Loch- Wilkinson, Stephen McNeil, Chris White, Christiaan Schrag, Rajiv Midha Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Whats new in Spinal Coccidioidomycosis?
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Source: World Neurosurgery - November 9, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Salman Sharif, Nasr Hussain Tags: Perspective Source Type: research

Low-grade glioma with foci of early transformation does not necessarily require adjuvant therapy following radical surgical resection
Low-grade glioma (LGG) is a slow-growing tumour often found in young adults with minimal or no symptoms. As opposed to true ‘low-grade’ lesions like dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumours (DNETs), they are associated with continuous growth and inevitable malignant transformation. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 9, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Y.Z. Al-Tamimi, M.S. Palin, T. Patankar, J. MacMullen-Price, D.J. O ’Hara, C. Loughrey, A. Chakrabarty, A. Ismail, P. Roberts, H. Duffau, J.R. Goodden, P.D. Chumas Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Are antiplatelet and anticoagulants drugs a risk factor for bleeding in mild traumatic brain injury?
facing mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) clinicians must decide whether to perform a CT scan to detect a potential intracranial hemorrhage.Many useful guidelines have been developed for general population, but there is no general consensus about the best practice to adopt when dealing with patients on antiplatelet or anticoagulation drugs. The relatively recent introduction of new anticoagulants and second generation antiplatelet drugs poses new challenges in this field. There is no data in the literature about the relative risk of intracranial bleeding in such categories. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 9, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Laura Uccella, Cesare Zoia, Daniele Bongetta, Paolo Gaetani, Franz Martig, Christian Candrian, Raffaele Rosso Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Risk factors for the rupture of intracranial aneurysms using CT angiography
To study the clinical and morphological characteristics associated with risk factors for the rupture of intracranial aneurysms (IAs). (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 9, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Guang-xian Wang, Li Wen, Liu Yang, Qi-chuang Zhang, Jin-bo Yin, Chun-mei Duan, Dong Zhang Tags: Original article Source Type: research

The treatment of a spontaneous dissecting aneurysm in the extracranial vertebral artery with covered-stent: a case report
A 13-year-old boy with a spontaneous vertebrobasilar artery dissecting aneurysm (VADA) in the extracranial artery, which was only 1 mm away from the initial segment of subclavian artery, was successfully treated with a covered-stent to block the artery of the VADA. Our experience indicates that this is a fast, reliable, effective and economical technique, particularly suitable for surgeries in settings with limited resources. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 9, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Ning Xu, Kun Zhang, Hao Meng, Tianyi Liu, Honglei Wang Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Retrosigmoid intradural suprameatal-inframeatal approach for complete surgical removal of a giant recurrent vestibular schwannoma with severe petrous bone involvement: technical case report
Surgical removal of giant vestibular schwannomas with severe petrous bone involvement remains challenging due to the high risk of complications. The retrosigmoid intradural suprameatal-inframeatal approach (RISIA) allows for safe exposure extending from Meckel ’s cave to the petrous internal carotid artery (ICA). (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 9, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Yosuke Sato, Tohru Mizutani, Katsuyoshi Shimizu, Hans-Joachim Freund, Madjid Samii Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Post-surgical Cavity Evolution after Brain Metastases Resection: How Soon Should Postoperative Radiosurgery Follow?
Postoperative stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) to the cavity following resection of brain metastases (BM) improves local control (LC). We hypothesized that significant cavity constriction would take place from the immediate postoperative period to the time of SRS and aimed to elucidate optimal treatment timing. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - November 6, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Rajal A. Patel, Derrick Lock, Irene B. Helenowski, James P. Chandler, Sean Sachdev, Matthew C. Tate, Tim J. Kruser Tags: Original article Source Type: research