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Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy in the Management of Obstructive Hydrocephalus.

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Farideh Nejat

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):340

Department of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran.

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Froin's Syndrome Mimicking Guillain-Barre Syndrome in a Patient with Spinal Epidural Abscess.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):338-339

Department of Radiology, Hospital General Dr. Manuel Gea González, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417328PMC
April 2019
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Professor Jean Holowach-Thurston: Who along with Spouse Laid the Foundation Stone of Modern Pediatric Neurology as Superspeciality.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):336-337

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

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417320PMC

A Piece of Wire into the Brain.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):333

Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417316PMC
April 2019
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Dr. Hsiang-Lai Wen: Father of Hong Kong Neurosurgery.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):332

Department of Neurosurgery, Neurosciences Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_164_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417321PMC

Subpial Cervical Subependymoma: Report of an Unusual Tumor with Review of Literature.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):329-331

Department of Neurosurgery, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Subependymoma is rare benign neoplasm (World Health Organization Grade I) usually found in the 4 ventricle and lateral ventricles. They were first described by Boykin as a separate entity in 1954. Subependymoma constitutes only 1%-2% of spinal ependymal tumors. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417354PMC
April 2019
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Delayed Pneumoventricle Following Endonasal Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea Repair with Thecoperitoneal Shunt.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):325-328

Department of Neurosurgery, Achanta Lakshmipathi Neurosurgical Centre, Voluntary Health Services Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Pneumocephalus and pneumoventricle are well-documented in neurosurgical practice. Although both are common posttraumatic sequelae, iatrogenic causes are also well recognized. Iatrogenic causes may be seen after intracranial surgical procedures or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diversion procedures. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417346PMC
April 2019
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Contrecoup Extradural Hematoma Without Fracture: A Case Report and Review of Literature.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):322-324

Department of Neurosurgery, Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Secunderabad, Telangana, India.

Extradural hemorrhages are commonly seen in coup head injuries, rarely seen in contrecoup head injuries. Acute extradural hemorrhage in the coup head injuries associated with a fracture is common, but the incidence of acute contrecoup extradural hemorrhage not associated with the fracture is extremely rare. Only 21 cases have been reported previously. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417296PMC
April 2019
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Coexistent Cerebral Cavernous Malformation and Developmental Venous Anomaly: Does an Aggressive Natural History Always Call for Surgical Intervention?

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):318-321

Department of Neurosurgery, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Utter Pradesh, India.

Coexistence of cerebral cavernous malformations (CMs) and developmental venous anomaly (DVA) represents the most common form of mixed intracranial vascular malformations. Existing literature supports not only a possible causative role of DVA for CMs but also a potentially detrimental effect on an associated CM, increasing the chances of hemorrhagic complications and growth in the latter. A 52-year-old gentleman presented to us with a 17-year long history of simple motor seizures on the left faciobrachial region. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_196_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417345PMC
April 2019
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Extensive Pulmonary Metastases 13 Years after Initial Resection of Intracranial Meningioma.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):314-317

Department of Neurosurgery, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Background: Extracranial metastasis from intracranial meningioma is a very rare condition. A current literature review reveals that only few cases are documented with extensive pulmonary involvement >10 years after initial intracranial meningioma resection. Diagnosis of pulmonary meningioma is often confirmed by computed tomography chest-guided core biopsies. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417304PMC
April 2019
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Meningitis for Secondary to Paradoxical Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea as a Complication of Retrosigmoid Approach.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):310-313

Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Militar Central, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Bogota, Colombia.

Rhinorrhea secondary to a retrosigmoid approach is rare, but when it manifests, it is due to a paradoxical cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, as a result of the communication between the mastoid cells, middle ear, and eustachian tube, which finally ends on the release of CSF through the nasopharynx. Abnormal communications increases the risk of infections, not only at the surgical site but also through an ascending path. Magnetic resonance cisternography (MRC) with intrathecal gadolinium injection through a lumbar puncture not only allows an adequate diagnosis but also helps to establish management plans. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_179_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417302PMC
April 2019
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Optic Tract Edema: A Rare Entity in Pituitary Macroadenoma.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):307-309

Department of Neurosurgery, Command Hospital (Southern Command), Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Pituitary tumors are relatively common tumors accounting for almost 15% of all primary brain tumors. Pituitary macroadenomas cause mass effect on the optic apparatus causing a myriad of visual deficits. On imaging generally the anterior visual pathway is involved which may be compressed by the mass lesion. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417355PMC
April 2019
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Spinal Intradural Extramedullary Bizarre Parosteal Osteochondromatous Proliferation of Bone (Nora's Lesion): First Case Report.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):304-306

Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Sorbonne University, Paris, France.

Bizarre parosteal proliferation of bone (Nora's lesion) is a known bony lesion that affects mainly hands and feet. In this article, we present the first case of spinal intradural extramedullary Nora's lesion along with the management. Radiologically, the tumor was initially diagnosed as a meningioma. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_163_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417357PMC
April 2019
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Adult Pilomyxoid Astrocytoma with Hemorrhage in an Atypical Location.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):300-303

Department of Histopathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Pilomyxoid astrocytomas (PMAs) are generally seen in young children and tend to occur in the hypothalamic-chiasmatic region. Their presence in other parts of the brain in the nonpediatric age group is uncommon. In addition, hemorrhage in such low-grade tumors is an occasional event. Read More

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April 2019
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Loss of Contralateral Upper Limb Motor Evoked Potential Due to Occlusion of the Internal Carotid Artery in Microsurgical Clipping of Basilar Tip Aneurysm.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):295-299

Department of Neurosurgery, Banbuntane Hotokukai Hospital, Fujita Health University, Nagoya, Japan.

The motor evoked potential (MEP) monitoring is routinely used as an adjunct in the microsurgical clipping of anterior circulation. We describe a case of unruptured basilar tip aneurysm treated with microsurgical clipping developed loss in MEP recording of the left abductor pollicis brevis (APB) following clipping of basilar tip aneurysm. A 58-year-old man was referred to the Fujita Health University Banbuntane-Hotokukai Hospital, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, with incidental finding of unruptured 6. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_157_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417339PMC
April 2019
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Spontaneous Resolution of Epidural Hematoma: A Rare Case.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):292-294

Department of Neurosurgery, Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Secunderabad, Telangana, India.

An epidural hematoma is a life-threatening condition which necessitates early surgical intervention. Conservative management is undertaken in smaller hematomas; rarely, a massive hematoma may show spontaneous resolution which can be picked up only by a repeat computed tomography before surgery. Here, we report one such case where we noted a surprisingly rapid resolution of an epidural hematoma, which was relatively a large clot and where the last minute call to have a repeated computed tomography scan changed the line of management altogether from a surgical one to conservative. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_173_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417312PMC
April 2019
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Giant Encephalocoele: A Rare Case Report and Review of Literature.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):289-291

Department of Neurosurgery, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, PMSSY Super Speciality Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Giant encephalocoeles are rare entities with only one case series and few case reports reported in medical literature. Encephalocoeles, which reach a size larger than the head size, are be called Giant encephalocoeles. We report a case of a 6 month old child who had giant encephalocoele with delayed motor milestones in the form of inability to hold neck. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_87_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417334PMC
April 2019
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Spontaneous Cervical Epidural Hematoma with Stroke Manifestations.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):286-288

Neuroscience Research Center, Department of Neurosurgery, Poursina Hospital, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.

Spontaneous cervical epidural hematoma (SCEH), which is a rare disease, is manifested as by a sudden quadriplegia or paraplegia and other neurological deficits. SCEH can compress the spinal cord resulting in its clinical manifestations. The reported etiological risk factors are anticoagulants, coagulopathies, vascular malformations, infections, and herniated discs. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417315PMC
April 2019
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Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor: Treat or Not Treat?

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):283-285

Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) are uncommon, biologically aggressive soft tissue sarcomas of neural origin that poses tremendous challenges to effective therapy. MPNSTs are among the most challenging mesenchymal malignancies to treat with poor prognosis. They usually affect young and middle-aged adults, tend toward early metastasis, and often demonstrate resistance to chemotherapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_332_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417322PMC
April 2019
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Bilateral Cerebellopontine Angle Osteomas: Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):280-282

Department of Neurosurgery, Medicine School of Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey.

Osteomas and exostoses of cerebellopontine angle (CPA) are very rare, benign, and usually slow-growing lesions; few case reports have been published about these lesions in literature. The most common localizations of these temporal bone lesions are the mastoid cortex and the external acoustic canal. To our knowledge, only two cases of bilateral osteoma arising from both internal acoustic canals (IACs) have been reported. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417288PMC

Aggressive Primary Pediatric Intracranial Malignant Melanoma: Sphinx of the Tissue Diagnosis.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):275-279

Department of Neurosurgery, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

It is often intriguing to suspect and confirm the diagnosis of primary malignant melanoma (PMM) in the brain without any evidence of neurocutaneous melanosis. We report a 16-year-old male patient with malignant melanoma which intraoperatively was small sized, soft, fleshy, hemorrhagic in appearance resembling hematoma. Interestingly, the histopathology showed prominent papillary architecture with a differential diagnosis of papillary meningioma and ependymoma and perplexed the tissue diagnosis. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417341PMC
April 2019
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Glioma Simultaneously Present with Adjacent Meningioma: Case Report and Literature Review.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):272-274

Department of Neurosurgery, Paras Hospital, Gurgaon, Haryana, India.

A 51-year-old male patient presented to us with an episode of generalized tonic-clonic seizure. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a dural-based contrast-enhancing lesion in the right temporal lobe and another heterogeneously contrast-enhancing intra-axial lesion in the right insula adjacent to it. Histopathology confirmed it as a meningioma adjacent to an anaplastic oligodendroglioma. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_308_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417352PMC
April 2019
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Unusual Radiological Presentation of Intracranial Dermoid Cyst: A Case Series.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):269-271

Department of Pathology, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Intracranial dermoids are rare congenital lesions of the brain that account for < 1% of all intracranial tumors. Even though they are rare, typical computed tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features along with location allow radiological diagnosis in the majority of patients. Radiologically, dermoid cysts typically appear as nonenhancing low-density masses on CT scan and are hyperintense on T1-weighted (T1-W) MRI sequences with variable signal on T2-W sequences. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417289PMC

Spontaneous Carotid Cavernous Fistula in Young Female with Anti-thrombin III Deficiency.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):266-268

Department of General Medicine, MES Medical College, Malappuram, Kerala, India.

A 27-year-old female patient presented with headache, vomiting, and visual disturbances who was evaluated and detected to have a direct carotid cavernous fistula (CCF). Secondary causes were ruled out, and she was treated with coil occlusion and glue injection. A month after almost complete clinical recovery, she developed deep vein thrombosis of left thigh. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_252_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417300PMC
April 2019
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Facial Nerve Paralysis Occurring 4 Days following Stereotactic Radiosurgery for a Vestibular Schwannoma.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):262-265

Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford University, California, USA.

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is commonly used for the treatment of vestibular schwannomas given its high rate of tumor control and low rate of complications. Facial nerve palsy has been reported several months after treatment as a rare late complication of SRS. Here, we report a case of facial weakness occurring only 4 days after treatment and discuss potential etiology and management considerations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_53_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417297PMC
April 2019
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The "Negative" Impact of a Subgaleal Drain: Post-cranioplasty Negative Pressure Subgaleal Drain-induced Ascending Transtentorial Herniation.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):256-261

Department of Neurosurgery, Kwong Wah Hospital, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong.

One commonly practiced procedural step to reduce the risk of postoperative hematoma accumulation when performing cranioplasties is to place a closed negative-pressure subgaleal drain. We present a patient with sinking skin flap syndrome that underwent such a procedure and subsequently experienced immediate postoperative ascending transtentorial herniation and intracranial hemorrhage remote from the surgical site. On determining that the subgaleal drain was the responsible cause, it was immediate removed, and the patient had neurological recovery. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417323PMC
April 2019
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Phosphaturic Mesenchymal Tumors Involving Skull Bones: Report of Two Rare Cases.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):253-255

Department of Histopathology, Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Phosphaturic mesenchymal tumor (PMT) is a rare tumor causing oncogenic osteomalacia (OO). Most such tumors occur in soft tissue and bones of extremities and appendicular skeleton. Intracranial location and involvement of temporal-occipital bone is extremely rare. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_176_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417335PMC
April 2019
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How to Treat Repeated Subdural Hematomas after Lumbar Puncture?

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):249-252

Department of Neurosurgery and Neurology, IRCCS Galeazzi Hospital, 20161 Milan, Italy.

Serious complications following spinal anesthesia (SA) are rare. However, surgeons and neurologist need to be aware that postsurgery headache refractory to conservative treatment or change in headache's characteristics could be due to serious intracranial complications such as a subdural hematoma. Any delay in diagnosis and treatment can be fatal. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417290PMC
April 2019
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Acute Paraplegia Revealing a Hemorrhagic Cauda Equina Paragangliomas.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):245-248

Department of Neurosurgery, Medicine School of Tunis, National Institute of Neurology, University of Tunis-El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia.

Cauda equina paragangliomas are rare neuroendocrine benign and slow-growing tumors. Acute paraplegia, occurring because of sudden intratumoral hemorrhage, represents an extremely rare clinical picture of this disease. We report the case of a 64-year-old male presenting with a 5-day acute lower back pain, sciatica, and leg weakness. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_206_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417311PMC
April 2019
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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy Diagnosed by Brain Biopsy, not by the DNA Test for JC Virus.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):240-244

Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system caused by a lytic infection of oligodendrocytes due to the presence of JC polyomavirus (JCV). The disease occurs mostly in immunocompromised patients and is associated with a high mortality rate. The diagnosis of PML is based on a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for JC viral DNA in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_243_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417347PMC

Elevated Skull Fractures - Too Rare to Care for, Yet too Common to Ignore.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):237-239

Department of Neurosurgery, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.

Elevated skull fractures form a rare subset of compound skull fractures owing to the paucity of cases studied and reported. In this article, we present 17 cases of elevated skull fracture in a mixed population of adult and pediatric age groups which were operated over a period of 5 years (2012-2017) at our institute. We have discussed the mode of injury, clinical presentation, clinicoradiological findings, and treatment options highlighting the appropriate management strategies opted. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_242_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417337PMC

Intracranial Hemorrhage Caused by Bacterial Meningitis: Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):234-236

Nishiyama Neurosurgery Hospital, 593-1, Kamo-cho, Sakaide-shi, Kagawa, Japan.

Hemorrhagic stroke is an extremely rare complication in bacterial meningitis. Therefore, the incidence and prognosis have not been fully clarified. In this case report, we describe a case of intracranial hemorrhage caused by bacterial meningitis, which originated from paranasal sinusitis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_239_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417358PMC
April 2019
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Skull Vault Plasmacytoma Mimicking Parasagittal Meningioma: "Mini-Brain Appearance".

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):231-233

Department of Neurosurgery, Paras Hospital, Gurugram, Haryana, India.

Plasmacytomas occur as lesions in soft tissue or bone. Skull vault plasmacytomas are rare lesions comprising 0.7% of all plasmacytomas. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_219_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417329PMC
April 2019
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Large Intradiploic Growing Skull Fracture of the Posterior Fossa with Syringomyelia.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):227-230

Department of Neurosurgery, J.J Group of Hospitals and Grant Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Growing skull fracture (GSF), also known as leptomeningeal cyst, is a rare but significant complication of pediatric head injury. It is mainly seen in infancy and childhood. GSFs of the posterior fossa are uncommon, and intradiploic location in the posterior fossa is extremely rare. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417344PMC

Papillary Ependymoma of the Spinal Cord: A Case Report with Summary of Prior Published Cases.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):223-226

Department of Pathology, IPGME and R, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Papillary ependymoma is a rare variant of ependymoma. It has been included in Grade II tumors of updated 2016 WHO classification of central nervous system tumors. Only a handful of cases of spinal papillary ependymomas have been reported so far. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417350PMC
April 2019
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Cerebrospinal Fluid Leakage at the Lumbar Spine: A Unique Cause of Delayed Neurologic Deterioration in a Traumatic Acute Subdural Hematoma Patient.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):219-222

Department of Neurosurgery, Saiseikai Utsunomiya Hospital, Utsunomiya, Japan.

We present a rare case of traumatic acute subdural hematoma (SDH) in which intracranial hypotension (IC) secondary to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage at the lumbar spine caused delayed neurological deterioration. A 70-year-old male sustained a head injury after ground-level fall and was brought to our institution. A brain computed tomography (CT) showed a thin acute SDH with mild brain shift, and conservative management was initiated. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417317PMC
April 2019
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Burden of Dengue-related Neurosurgical Emergencies during an Epidemic: A Tertiary Care Experience.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):211-218

Department of Neurosurgery, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Dengue is one of the most common flavivirus infections which can manifest from common flu-like fever to fatal hemorrhagic complication. Epidemics of dengue return every year with peaks during the rainfall claiming substantial number of lives in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. We present manifestations of dengue in patients who underwent neurosurgery in a tertiary referral center during such an epidemic. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_318_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417330PMC
April 2019
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Carotid Endarterectomy: The Need for Optical Spectroscopy in the Decision-Making on Intraoperative Shunt Usage - A Technical Note.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):206-210

Department of Neurosurgery, Banbuntane Hotokukai Hospital, Fujita Health University, Nagoya, Japan.

Background: Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is the surgical excision of the atherosclerotic plaque in patients with severe carotid artery stenosis. It is a common surgical technique required by neurosurgeons that should be mastered. In this article, we provide an outline of the technique and multimodality adjuncts involved in performing an effective CEA with a better surgical outcome. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417291PMC
April 2019
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Prevalence of Postconcussion Syndrome after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Young Adults from a Single Neurosurgical Center in East Coast of Malaysia.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):201-205

Department of Surgery, Kulliyyah of Medicine, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuantan Campus, Pahang, Malaysia.

Context: Postconcussion syndrome (PCS) is a set of symptoms occurred after a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). Aims: This study aims to determine the prevalence of PCS in a young adult population from a single Neurological Centre in Malaysia's East Coast and to evaluate the factors associated with PCS in MTBI patients.

Settings And Design: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in a Neurological Centre at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia, from January 2016 to December 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_49_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417307PMC
April 2019
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Endoscope-Assisted Microneurosurgery for Neurovascular Compression Syndromes: Basic Principles, Methodology, and Technical Notes.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):193-200

Department of Neurosurgery, San Salvatore City Hospital, L'Aquila, Italy.

Background: Microscopic microvascular decompression (MVD) has a low but not negligible failure rate due to some missed conflicts, especially in case of multiple offending vessels. The reported study is aimed to assess the principles, methodology, technical notes, and effectiveness of the endoscope-assisted (EA) MVD for neurovascular compression syndromes (NVCS) in the posterior fossa.

Materials And Methods: A series of 43 patients suffering from an NVCS and undergone to an EA MVD were retrospectively reviewed. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417326PMC
April 2019
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The Retrosigmoid Approach: Workhorse for Petroclival Meningioma Surgery.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):188-192

Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Background: Petroclival meningiomas (PCMs) are technically challenging lesions. We retrospectively analyzed our experience with retrosigmoid approach between 2009 and 2015 in 17 patients with PCM to evaluate changes in management strategy. In this study, we evaluated the possible risk factors and challenges for unfavorable clinical outcomes with retrosigmoid approach. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417359PMC
April 2019
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Clinical, Functional, and Radiologic Outcome of Single- and Double-Level Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion in Patients with Low-Grade Spondylolisthesis.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):181-187

Department of Neurosurgery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

Objective: The main objective is to determine the functional, clinical, and radiological outcome of patients with low-grade spondylolisthesis undergoing single- or double-level transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF).

Materials And Methods: This quasi-interventional study was conducted during a 2-year period from 2016 to 2018 in Shiraz, Southern Iran. We included all the adult (≥18 years) patients with low-grade spondylolisthesis (Meyerding Grade I and II) who underwent single- or double-level TLIF in our center. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417314PMC
April 2019
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Venture in 101 Cranial Punctures: A Comparative Study between Frame-based versus Frameless Biopsy of 101 Intracranial Space Occupying Lesion.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):175-180

Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Background: Presumptive diagnosis based solely on the clinical picture and imaging is not sufficient to provide appropriate treatment with certainty and hence histopathological confirmation of intracranial space occupying lesion (ICSOL) is essential. Needle biopsy via stereotactic frame-based or frameless neuronavigation technique is efficient procedure. The objective of this study is to compare their accuracy and efficacy and safety. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417303PMC
April 2019
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Surgical Training for the Management of Intraoperative Aneurysm Rupture Using a Three-Dimensional Artificial Model.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):172-174

Department of Neurosurgery, National Defense Medical College, Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan.

Background: Intraoperative aneurysm rupture (IAR) is one of the most dreaded complications of microsurgical cerebral aneurysm clipping. The surgical result is directly affected by whether an operator can control IAR. However, the development of endovascular treatment has decreased the probability of exposure to this situation for neurosurgical residents. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417360PMC
April 2019
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The Importance of Measuring Mamillopontine Distance as a Diagnostic Criterion of Hydrocephalus Degrees.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):166-171

Republican Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Neurosurgery, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Objectives: The occurrence of obstructive hydrocephalus (ObH) as sequelae of deep midline brain tumors (third and lateral ventricles, thalamic, pineal region, brainstem, and fourth ventricle) can be estimated up to 90% of cases. We believe that the mamillopontine distance (MPD) - the distance between the lower surface of the mammillary body and the upper surface of the pons in the sagittal images - can be a sufficiently reliable alternative to the Evans' index (EI) for the diagnosis of ObH.

Patients And Methods: The results of mamillopontine distance (MPD), Evans' index (EI), and angle of corpus callosum (ACC) measurement of 43 patients with non-communicative hydrocephalus were analyzed compared with results of 30 people without brain pathology. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417336PMC
April 2019
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Posttraumatic Isolated Intraventricular Hemorrhage a Rare Entity: Case Series.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):162-165

Department of Neurosurgery, Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Secunderabad, Telangana, India.

Background: Traumatic Intraventricular hemorrhage is commonly associated with other lesions like intracerebral contusions, subdural hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Isolated post- traumatic intraventricular hemorrhage is uncommon. It is mostly seen in the pediatric population and rarely seen in adults. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417333PMC
April 2019
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Nonvestibular Schwannoma Tumors in the Cerebellopontine Angle: A Single-Surgeon Experience.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):154-161

Department of Neurosurgery and Gammaknife Radiosurgery, P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Background: The most common cerebellopontine angle (CPA) tumor is a vestibular schwannoma. Schwannomas account for 8.5% of all intracranial tumors and more than 90% of the tumors originate from the eighth cranial nerve, but one in five CPA tumors are not vestibular schwannoma. Read More

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Modified Inside-outside Occipito-Cervical Plate System: Preliminary Results.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):148-153

Department of Neurological Surgery, UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA, USA.

Context: Internal rigid fixation provides immediate stability of the occipito-cervical (OC) junction for treatment of instability; however, in current practice, the optimal OC junction stabilization method is debatable.

Aims: The aim of this study to test the safety and efficacy of a newly designed modified inside-outside occipito-cervical (MIOOC) plate system for the treatment of instability.

Settings And Design: This was a feasibility study of MIOCC plate system. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417361PMC
April 2019
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Effect of Sub-axial Cervical Lateral Mass Screw Fixation on Functional Outcome in Patients with Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):140-147

Department of Neurosurgery, South Valley University, Qena, Egypt.

Background: The role of laminectomy alone as an etiology of postoperative cervical instability is well known. Cervical sagittal malalignment of the spine has been linked to unfavorable functional outcome, so the effect of restoration of sagittal spinal alignment on functional outcomes and treatment effectiveness has recently gained attention.

Objective: This is a prospective observational study aims to observe the possible relation between cervical sagittal alignment and functional outcomes following sub-axial cervical lateral mass screw fixation in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417305PMC