14,141 results match your criteria Acta Neurochirurgica[Journal]


Organ donation after acute subarachnoid hemorrhage: opt in or opt out?

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 21. Epub 2018 Jun 21.

Computational Neurosurgery Outcomes Center (CNOC), Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Woman's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

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June 2018
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Percutaneous endoscopic transpedicular approach for high-grade down-migrated lumbar disc herniations.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 21. Epub 2018 Jun 21.

Spine Center, Department of Neurosurgery and The Catholic Central Laboratory of Surgery (CCLS), Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 222 Banpo Daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul, 137-701, South Korea.

Background: Surgical options for removing high-grade down-migrated lumbar disc herniations located medial to the pedicle include an extensive laminectomy and facetectomy. A direct percutaneous endoscopic approach through the pedicle for reaching the herniated disc without risk of iatrogenic instability is feasible.

Method: The transpedicular approach consists of creating a tunnel through the pedicle. Read More

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Knut Wester (ed.): Arachnoid cysts : Vol 1-2, Academic Press/Elsevier, 2018 (ISBN: 978-0-12-809932-2).

Authors:
Marianne Juhler

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 21. Epub 2018 Jun 21.

Department of Neurosurgery, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Development of a statistical model for discrimination of rupture status in posterior communicating artery aneurysms.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 20. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

Bioengineering Department, Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22030, USA.

Background: Intracranial aneurysms at the posterior communicating artery (PCOM) are known to have high rupture rates compared to other locations. We developed and internally validated a statistical model discriminating between ruptured and unruptured PCOM aneurysms based on hemodynamic and geometric parameters, angio-architectures, and patient age with the objective of its future use for aneurysm risk assessment.

Methods: A total of 289 PCOM aneurysms in 272 patients modeled with image-based computational fluid dynamics (CFD) were used to construct statistical models using logistic group lasso regression. Read More

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Primary meningeal myxoid liposarcoma with aggressive behavior after recurrence: case report.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 19. Epub 2018 Jun 19.

Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8575, Japan.

Although liposarcomas are the most common soft tissue sarcomas, their intracranial variants are extremely rare. Here, we present a case of a primary intracranial myxoid liposarcoma in a 23-year-old Japanese man who presented with generalized seizures and a mass in the left frontal lobe. The tumor was totally removed, and histological analyses pointed to liposarcoma. Read More

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Moyamoya disease in pregnancy: a systematic review.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 19. Epub 2018 Jun 19.

Neurosurgical Service, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 110 Francis Street, Boston, MA, 02115, USA.

Background: Moyamoya disease (MMD) management during pregnancy poses a challenge to health care providers, and recommendations are outdated, vague, and controversial. We conducted a systematic review to investigate and present the available evidence.

Method: We searched five online databases and bibliographies of relevant published original studies to identify case reports, case series, cohort studies, and reviews reporting on patients diagnosed with MMD before, during, or shortly after pregnancy. Read More

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Surgical management and long-term outcome of intracranial subependymoma.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 18. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

Department of Neurosurgery, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK.

Background: Intracranial subependymomas account for 0.2-0.7% of central nervous system tumours and are classified as World Health Organization (WHO) grade 1 tumours. Read More

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Endoscopic transpalpebral transorbital anterior petrosectomy: does "safer surgical freedoms" necessitates modifications?

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 18. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

Department of Neurosurgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine, 3-1-1 Asahi, Matsumoto, 390-8621, Japan.

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Circulating serum oncologic miRNA in pediatric juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma patients predicts mural nodule volume.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 18. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT, 06032, USA.

Background: Juvenile pilocytic astrocytomas represent the largest group of pediatric brain tumors. The ideal management for these tumors is early, total surgical resection. To detect and track treatment response, a screening tool is needed to identify patients for surgical evaluation and assess the quality of treatment. Read More

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Tumor-associated hemorrhage in patients with vestibular schwannoma.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 18. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

Department of Neurosurgery, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, No.37, Guoxue Alley, Chengdu, 610041, Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China.

Object: Intratumoral hemorrhage (ITH) associated with vestibular schwannomas (VS) is very rare. We retrospectively analyzed VS patients presenting with ITH in our department to further gain a better understanding of this uncommon clinical presentation.

Methods: We treated seven patients who had VS presenting with ITH between January 2012 and June 2017. Read More

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Correction to: Preservation of motor maps with increased motor evoked potential amplitude threshold in RMT determination.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 16. Epub 2018 Jun 16.

Department of Neurosurgery, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

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June 2018
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Letter to the editor of Acta Neurochirurgica: Endplate changes after lumbar discectomy with and without implantation of an annular closure device.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 8. Epub 2018 Jun 8.

Department of Neurosurgery, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany.

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Non-operative meningiomas: long-term follow-up of 136 patients.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 6. Epub 2018 Jun 6.

Department of Neurosurgery, Essex Neuroscience Centre, Queen's Hospital, Romford, RM7 0AG, UK.

Background: Improving access to neuroradiology investigations has led to an increased rate of diagnosis of incidental meningiomas.

Method: A cohort of 136 incidental meningioma patients collected by a single neurosurgeon in a single neurosurgical centre is retrospectively analysed between 2002 and 2016. Demographic data, imaging and clinical features are presented. Read More

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Plasma-rich fibrin in neurosurgery: a feasibility study.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 6. Epub 2018 Jun 6.

Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospitals Leuven, 3000, Leuven, Belgium.

Background: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage represents an important and sometimes challenging complication in both cranial and spinal surgery. Current available options for dural closure pose inherent problems regarding safety, efficacy, immunogenicity, cost, and invasiveness. In this article, the use of leukocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) derived from the patient's own blood is proposed to facilitate dural closure. Read More

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Neurosurgery and pregnancy.

Authors:
Tiit Mathiesen

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 5. Epub 2018 Jun 5.

Rigshospitalet and University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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June 2018
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Volumetric tumor growth rates of meningiomas involving the intracranial venous sinuses.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 4. Epub 2018 Jun 4.

Department of Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic Florida, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32224, USA.

Object: There is currently no consensus as to whether meningiomas located inside the venous sinuses should be aggressively or conservatively treated. The goals of this study were to identify how sinus-invading meningiomas grow, report and compare growth rates of tumor components inside and outside the different venous sinuses, identify risk factors associated with increased tumor growth, and determine the effects of the extent of tumor resection on recurrence for meningiomas that invade the dural venous sinuses.

Methods: Adult patients who underwent primary, non-biopsy resection of a WHO grade 1 meningioma invading the dural venous sinuses at a tertiary care institution between 2007 and 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Read More

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June 2018
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Safety of urgent STA-MCA anastomosis after intravenous rt-PA treatment: a report of five cases and literature review.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 4. Epub 2018 Jun 4.

Department of Neurosurgery, NTT Medical Center Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: Intravenous recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) with/without endovascular treatment is not as effective in atherosclerotic steno-occlusive acute ischemic stroke. Urgent superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) anastomosis is effective to some extent in progressing stroke, but the safety of STA-MCA anastomosis soon after rt-PA therapy is unknown. Our aim was to clarify the safety of STA-MCA anastomosis within 24 h after intravenous rt-PA. Read More

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June 2018
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An anatomical study of so-called fibrous bands around the ulnar nerve distal to the cubital tunnel.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 4. Epub 2018 Jun 4.

Division of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Gaffrée e Guinle University Hospital, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro State (UNIRIO), 775 Mariz e Barros Street, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 20270-901, Brazil.

Background: Fibrous bands (FB) are structures that cross the ulnar nerve (UN), distal to the cubital tunnel (CT). In surgical decompression of the UN in the elbow region, by endoscopy, these FB significantly impact UN visibility. The aim of the current study was to characterize the anatomical characteristics of these FB distal to the CT. Read More

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Pediatric intracranial distal arterial aneurysms: report of 35 cases.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 2. Epub 2018 Jun 2.

Department of Neurosurgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, No. 37 Guo Xue Xiang, Chengdu, 610041, Sichuan, China.

Background: Although research on pediatric intracranial aneurysms is well documented, studies of pediatric intracranial distal arterial aneurysms (PIDAAs) remain scarce.

Methods: All pediatric patients (≤ 18 years) with intracranial aneurysms located distally to the M2 segment of the middle cerebral artery (MCA), A2 segment of the anterior cerebral artery, P2 segment of the posterior cerebral artery, and other cerebral arteries distal to the main branch who were treated at our center between January 2012 and April 2017 were retrospectively reviewed.

Results: Thirty-five PIDAAs were observed in 35 patients with a mean age of 9. Read More

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SSTR-2 as a potential tumour-specific marker for fluorescence-guided meningioma surgery.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 1. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

Department of Neurosurgery, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, P.O. Box 30.001, 9700 RB, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Background: Meningiomas are the most frequently occurring primary intracranial tumours in adults. Surgical removal can only be curative by complete resection; however surgical access can be challenging due to anatomical localization and local invasion of bone and soft tissues. Several intraoperative techniques have been tried to improve surgical resection, including intraoperative fluorescence guided imaging; however, no meningioma-specific (fluorescent) targeting has been developed yet. Read More

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Double match of F-fluorodeoxyglucose-PET and iomazenil-SPECT improves outcomes of focus resection surgery.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 1. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Seirei Hamamatsu General Hospital, 2-12-12 Sumiyoshi, Nakaku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, 430-8558, Japan.

Background: When the results of electroencephalography (EEG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and seizure semiology are discordant or no structural lesion is evident on MRI, single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) are important examinations for lateralization or localization of epileptic regions. We hypothesized that the concordance between interictal 2-[F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG)-PET and iomazenil (IMZ)-SPECT could suggest the epileptogenic lobe in patients with non-lesional findings on MRI.

Method: Fifty-nine patients (31 females, 28 males; mean age, 29 years; median age, 27 years; range, 7-56 years) underwent subdural electrode implantation followed by focus resection. Read More

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Homologous cryopreserved amniotic membrane in the repair of myelomeningocele: preliminary experience.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 1. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

Department of Neurosurgery, Treviso Hospital, University of Padova, Via Piazzale 1, 31100, Padova, Treviso, Italy.

Objective: Surgical management of spinal dysraphism often requires the use of dural substitutes. Amniotic membrane (AM) has drawn the interest of clinicians for its valuable concentration of cytokines and factors capable of promoting wound healing, re-epithelialization, inhibiting fibrosis and regulating angiogenesis. These beneficial qualities could make AM an interesting dural substitute for spina bifida repair. Read More

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June 2018
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Transfer of obturator nerve for femoral nerve injury: an experiment study in rats.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jul 28;160(7):1385-1391. Epub 2018 May 28.

Department of Orthopedics, Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, 200003, People's Republic of China.

Background: Quadriceps palsy is mainly caused by proximal lesions in the femoral nerve. The obturator nerve has been previously used to repair the femoral nerve, although only a few reports have described the procedure, and the outcomes have varied. In the present study, we aimed to confirm the feasibility and effectiveness of this treatment in a rodent model using the randomized control method. Read More

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Total en-bloc spondylectomy through a posterior approach: technique and surgical outcome in thoracic metastases.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jul 28;160(7):1373-1376. Epub 2018 May 28.

Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Background: In 1981, Roy-Camille et al. have firstly reported the total en-bloc spondylectomy (TES) through a posterior approach for cases of malignant spine tumors in order to reduce the local recurrence and to increase the patient's survival. By then, this surgery has been increasingly gaining recognition. Read More

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July 2018
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The applicability of fixed and adjustable gravitational shunt valves in two different clinical settings.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jul 27;160(7):1415-1423. Epub 2018 May 27.

Department of Neurosurgery, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, 8200, Denmark.

Background: Gravitational shunt valves and most recently the adjustable proSA® gravitational valve have been designed to counteract overdrainage and thereby improving clinical outcome. So far, the applicability in a broader mix of hydrocephalus patients is unrevealed. The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of gravitational valves in two different clinical settings. Read More

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Intracranial glioependymal (neuroglial) cysts: a systematic review.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jul 25;160(7):1439-1449. Epub 2018 May 25.

Medic Group, Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico.

Background: Glioependymal cysts (GECs) are benign intracranial cysts that have been rarely reported in the literature. The exact pathogenesis of these developmental anomalies is controversial. Moreover, the terminology used to name GECs and other intracranial cysts is confusing because they are undistinguishably reported under a variety of names. Read More

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July 2018
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Radiation therapy rather than prior surgery reduces extent of resection during endonasal endoscopic reoperation for craniopharyngioma.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jul 25;160(7):1425-1431. Epub 2018 May 25.

Department of Otolaryngology, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA.

Objective: Radiation therapy is often advocated for residual or recurrent craniopharyngioma following surgical resection to prevent local recurrence. However, radiation therapy is not always effective and may render tumors more difficult to remove. If this is the case, patients may benefit more from reoperation if gross total resection can be achieved. Read More

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Amino acid tracers in PET imaging of diffuse low-grade gliomas: a systematic review of preoperative applications.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jul 24;160(7):1451-1460. Epub 2018 May 24.

Institute of Physiology and Neuroscience, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging using amino acid tracers has in recent years become widely used in the diagnosis and prediction of disease course in diffuse low-grade gliomas (LGG). However, implications of preoperative PET for treatment and prognosis in this patient group have not been systematically studied. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the preoperative diagnostic and prognostic value of amino acid PET in suspected diffuse LGG. Read More

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July 2018
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Peripheral nerve surgery: the road less traveled.

Authors:
Lukas Rasulić

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 May 23. Epub 2018 May 23.

School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.

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May 2018
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Mastoid foramen, mastoid emissary vein and clinical implications in neurosurgery.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jul 20;160(7):1473-1482. Epub 2018 May 20.

Department of Anatomy, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, U nemocnice 3, Praha 2, 12800, Prague, Czech Republic.

Background: Mastoid emissary vein is especially important from the neurosurgical point of view, because it is located in variable number in the area of the occipitomastoid suture and it can become a source of significant bleeding in surgical approaches through the mastoid process, especially in retrosigmoid craniotomy, which is used for approaches to pathologies localized in the cerebellopontine angle. Ideal imaging method for diagnosis of these neglected structures when planning a surgical approach is high-resolution computed tomography. The aim of this work was to provide detailed information about this issue. Read More

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July 2018
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Predicting factors for shunt-dependent hydrocephalus in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 May 15. Epub 2018 May 15.

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Hanyang University Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea.

Background: Chronic hydrocephalus after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a major complication that leads to a medical burden and poor clinical outcomes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive factors of shunt-dependent hydrocephalus focusing on postoperative fever and infection.

Method: A total of 418 patients were included in this study and the patient demographic features, radiologic findings, days of fever burden, and infection were compared between the shunt (n = 72) and no shunt group (n = 346). Read More

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May 2018
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An unusual surgical indication for cerebral tuberculosis: status dystonicus. Case report.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 May 15. Epub 2018 May 15.

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy.

Actual indications for surgery in tuberculosis are limited to obtaining a diagnosis, acquiring tissue for culture studies, treating hydrocephalus, aspiring a brain abscess, and reducing intracranial pressure in patients with multiple tuberculomas. Tuberculosis-related movement disorders are usually treated pharmacologically. We report on a child affected by post-tubercular generalized dystonia, who progressed to status dystonicus (SD) and underwent stereotactic bilateral pallidotomy. Read More

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Case report on the spontaneous resolution of a traumatic intracranial acute subdural haematoma: evaluation of the guidelines.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jul 11;160(7):1311-1314. Epub 2018 May 11.

Imperial Neurotrauma Centre, Neurosurgery Department, St. Mary's Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, UK.

Rapid spontaneous resolution of traumatic acute subdural haematomas (ASDH) can occur but is rare. We present an 88-year-old female who presents with a large left acute subdural haematoma (ASDH) measuring 18 mm in thickness with midline shift of 10.7 mm. Read More

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July 2018
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Effect of spinal anterior root stimulation and sacral deafferentation on bladder and sexual dysfunction in spinal cord injury.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 May 10. Epub 2018 May 10.

Department of Neuro-Urology, Werner-Wicker-Klinik, Bad Wildungen-Reinhardhausen, Germany.

Background: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a highly devastating injury with a variety of complications; among them are neurogenic bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction. We aimed to evaluate the effect of sacral anterior root stimulation with sacral deafferentation (SARS-SDAF) on neurogenic bladder and sexual dysfunction in a large well-defined spinal cord injury cohort.

Methods: In the manner of cross-sectional study, subjects undergone SARS-SDAF between September 1986 and July 2011 answered a questionnaire concerning conditions before and after surgery in the department of Neuro-Urology, Bad Wildungen, Germany. Read More

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May 2018
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Critical thresholds for intracranial pressure vary over time in non-craniectomised traumatic brain injury patients.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jul 7;160(7):1315-1324. Epub 2018 May 7.

Division of Anaesthesia, Addenbrooke's Hospital, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Background: Intracranial pressure (ICP)- and cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP)-guided therapy is central to neurocritical care for traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. We sought to identify time-dependent critical thresholds for mortality and unfavourable outcome for ICP and CPP in non-craniectomised TBI patients.

Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study of 355 patients with moderate-to-severe TBI who received ICP monitoring and were managed without decompressive craniectomy in a tertiary hospital neurocritical care unit. Read More

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July 2018
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Suction forces generated by passive bile bag drainage on a model of post-subdural hematoma evacuation.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jul 5;160(7):1305-1309. Epub 2018 May 5.

Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 982035 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 68198, USA.

Background: Passive drainage systems are commonly used after subdural hematoma evacuation but there is a dearth of published data regarding the suction forces created. We set out to quantify the suction forces generated by a passive drainage system.

Method: We created a model of passive drainage after subdural hematoma evacuation. Read More

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July 2018
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Vasospasm-related complications after subarachnoid hemorrhage: the role of patients' age and sex.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jul 27;160(7):1393-1400. Epub 2018 Apr 27.

Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital, University of Duisburg-Essen, 45147, Essen, Germany.

Background: Outcome of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) depends strongly on occurrence of symptomatic vasospasm (SV) leading to delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI). Various demographic, radiographic, and clinical predictors of SV have been reported so far, partially with conflicting results. The aim of this study was to analyze the role of patients' age and sex on SV/DCI risk, especially to identify age and sex-specific risk groups. Read More

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July 2018
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Correction to: Assessing size of pituitary adenomas: a comparison of qualitative and quantitative methods on MR.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jul;160(7):1491-1492

Department of Neurosurgery, Greater Manchester Neurosciences Centre, Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Stott Lane, Salford, Manchester, M6 8HD, UK.

We have incorrectly described the ellipsoid equation as being calculated using maximal diameters. It is in fact calculated using half the maximal diameter, i.e. Read More

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July 2018
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Intracranial pressure monitoring in diffuse brain injury-why the developing world needs it more?

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 26;160(6):1291-1299. Epub 2018 Apr 26.

Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Trust Hospital, M.G. Road, Kochi, Kerala, 682020, India.

Background: Use of ICP monitoring is considered to be part of "standard of care" in management of severe traumatic brain injury, but it is rarely used in developing countries. The authors present a study which evaluates the efficacy and outcomes of ICP monitoring at a high-volume trauma center in India.

Methods: Data on management and outcomes for 126 patients who were admitted with diffuse traumatic brain injury (GCS 3-8) were studied prospectively over an 18-month period. Read More

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June 2018
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Percutaneous dorsal root ganglion block for treating lumbar compression fracture-related pain.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 26;160(6):1283-1289. Epub 2018 Apr 26.

Department of Neurosurgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chia-Yi Branch, Sec 6, Chia Pu West Rd., Pu Tz City, Chia-Yi, Taiwan, 61636.

Background: The pain of acute compression fracture in the lumbar spine may be refractory to conservative treatment, and surgery is not an optimal choice for the elderly or infirm individuals. Moreover, even vertebroplasty can cause many side effects such as chemical leak, adjacent segment instability, and residual pain. Percutaneous dorsal root ganglion block (PDRGB) possibly is an alternative therapeutic option. Read More

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June 2018
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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy of air embolus in the cerebral venous sinuses after intracranial surgery: a case report.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jul 26;160(7):1401-1405. Epub 2018 Apr 26.

Department of Neurosurgery, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.

A case with cerebral venous air embolism (CVAE) after neurosurgery and treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is presented. This is a rare and potentially fatal complication that neurosurgeons should be aware of. A 52-year-old male was diagnosed with an intracerebral hematoma. Read More

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July 2018
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Tumor-treating fields as a fourth treating modality for glioblastoma: a meta-analysis.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 25;160(6):1167-1174. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

Department of Neurosurgery, The Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.

Background: We aim to review the available literature on patients suffering from glioblastoma treated with tumor-treating fields (TTFields) plus radio chemotherapy or conventional radio chemotherapy alone, to compare the efficacy and safety of the two methods.

Methods: A systematic literature search was performed in PubMed, Cochrane library, and Scopus databases, in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines. Six studies met the inclusion criteria incorporating 1806 patients for the qualitative analysis and 1769 for the quantitative analysis. Read More

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June 2018
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Correlation between the severity of myelopathy and cervical morphometric parameters on dynamic magnetic resonance imaging.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 23;160(6):1251-1258. Epub 2018 Apr 23.

Department of Musculoskeletal, Spinal Unit, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LP, UK.

Background: To compare morphometric factors of cervical spine in the cervical stenosis on dynamic and static magnetic resonance imaging. To analyse the relationship between the severity of myelopathy and morphometric parameters.

Methods: Patients with cervical canal stenosis scanned with MRI in neutral (N), flexion (F) and extension (E) positions were retrospectively reviewed. Read More

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June 2018
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Systemic inflammatory response in pediatric central nervous system tumors.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 23;160(6):1215-1216. Epub 2018 Apr 23.

Department of Neurosurgery, 720, CNC, All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 110029, India.

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June 2018
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Real-time intraoperative contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in vascularized spinal tumors: a technical note.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 23;160(6):1259-1263. Epub 2018 Apr 23.

Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University of Rome-Fondazione Policlinico Gemelli, Largo Agostino Gemelli 1, 00168, Rome, Italy.

Backgrounds: Intra-operative ultrasound (ioUS), and the recently introduced contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) demonstrated to be an extremely valuable tool in oncological cerebral neurosurgery.

Methods: The authors applied ioUS/CEUS techniques to spinal oncological surgery as showed in the illustrative case of a dorsal hemangiopericytoma.

Results And Conclusions: ioUS and CEUS provide real-time information that proved useful in identifying both vascular and parenchymatous tumoral patterns, anatomical relations with nervous structure, plan surgical strategy, and identify residuals. Read More

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June 2018
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Is decision-making easier post RESCUE ICP trial?

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 23;160(6):1301-1302. Epub 2018 Apr 23.

Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

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June 2018
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Neurosurgical treatment of gangliogliomas in children and adolescents: long-term follow-up of a single-institution series of 32 patients.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 22;160(6):1207-1214. Epub 2018 Apr 22.

Department of Oncology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.

Object: The object of this study was to delineate long-term results of the surgical treatment of pediatric tumors classified as ganglioglioma or gangliocytoma.

Methods: A cohort of consecutive patients 19 years or younger who had undergone primary resection of CNS tumors during the years 1980-2016 at a single institution were reviewed in this retrospective study of surgical morbidity, mortality, and academic achievement and/or work participation. Gross motor function and activities of daily living were scored using the Barthel Index (BI). Read More

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June 2018
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Response to "Neck pain and proprioception deficit influence the cervical motion assessed by instantaneous axis of rotation".

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 21;160(6):1267. Epub 2018 Apr 21.

College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.

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June 2018
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Fenestration of the supraclinoid segment of the ICA and associated aneurysms: a case report with literature review.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Jun 20;160(6):1143-1147. Epub 2018 Apr 20.

Department of Neuroradiology, Foch Hospital, Suresnes, France.

The supraclinoid ICA fenestration (SIF) is considered an extremely rare congenital anomaly. However, most of the reported cases of SIF are associated with intracranial aneurysms either ruptured or unruptured. We report the case of a 55-year-old patient with a right SIF and an unruptured, large, wide-necked aneurysm located on the larger limb of the fenestration and a second small aneurysm distal to the SIF. Read More

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June 2018
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