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    Management of incidental aneurysms: comparison of single Centre multi-disciplinary team decision making with the unruptured incidental aneurysm treatment score.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 May 15:1-5. Epub 2018 May 15.
    a Victor Horsley Department of Neurosurgery , The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery , London , UK.
    Objective: To compare multidisciplinary team (MDT) decision making at our centre with the suggested management from the recently published Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysm Treatment Score (UIATS), with particular focus on disagreements between the two bodies of expert opinion.

    Design: A retrospective audit of local practice.

    Subjects: Adult patients with incidental cerebral saccular aneurysms referred to The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Neurovascular MDT. Read More

    Correlations between clinical hormone change and pathological features of pituicytoma.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 May 11:1-8. Epub 2018 May 11.
    a Departments of Neurosurgery , Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University at Linko , Taoyuan , Taiwan , Republic of China.
    Purpose: Pituicytoma is a rare low-grade glioma arising from the pituicytes of the posterior pituitary. To date, the clinical and pathological correlates of pituicytoma have not been investigated. This study was thus designed to examine the correlation between pituicytoma and the normal pituitary gland. Read More

    Anterior cervical approach for the treatment of axial or high thoracic levels.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 May 10:1-5. Epub 2018 May 10.
    a Spine Surgery Unit, Department of Neurosurgery , Sheba Medical Center , Ramat-Gan , Israel.
    Purpose: Application of the anterior sub-axial cervical approach to the axial spine or the high thoracic spine has been previously described. Evaluation methods to determine the feasibility of these approaches were also described but alternative method was utilized in the current study. We describe our experience expanding the boundaries of anterior cervical approach utilizing a novel algorithm for approach selection. Read More

    First treatment and retreatment of medically refractive trigeminal neuralgia by stereotactic radiosurgery versus microvascular decompression: a systematic review and Meta-analysis.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 May 10:1-10. Epub 2018 May 10.
    c Department of Neurosurgery, RPA Institute of Academic Surgery (IAS), Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, The University of Sydney , Sydney , NSW , Australia.
    Purpose: Procedures to treat medically refractory trigeminal neuralgia (MRTN) include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and microvascular decompression (MVD). The aim of this study was to compare outcomes of SRS versus MVD in the treatment of MRTN, with a subgroup focus on those being treated for the first time.

    Methods: Search strategy was performed using the PRISMA guidelines for article identification, screening, eligibility and inclusion. Read More

    Pilocytic astrocytoma with spontaneous malignant transformation with intracranial and skeletal dissemination: case report and review of the literature.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 May 10:1-4. Epub 2018 May 10.
    a Department of Neurosurgery , National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences , Bangalore , India.
    Pilocytic astrocytoma is a benign low-grade tumor with a favorable prognosis. We present a 47-year-old- lady with a posterior fossa pilocytic astrocytoma who underwent surgical decompression. She developed multiple early local recurrences Along with malignant transformation of the cranial lesion she developed skeletal dissemination within a very short time frame. Read More

    Nasopharyngeal rhinosporidiosis with intracranial extension masquerading as juvenile angiofibroma: an unusual entity.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 May 10:1-4. Epub 2018 May 10.
    a Department of Neuro-Surgery , Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (GIPMER) , New Delhi , India.
    Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic fungal inflammatory disease prevalent in India and Sri Lanka. Its manifestations are mostly nasal and extranasal lesions are relatively rare. Occasional atypical presentations of this disease lead to diagnostic dilemma. Read More

    Salvage of cervical motor radiculopathy using peripheral nerve transfer reconstruction.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 May 10:1-5. Epub 2018 May 10.
    b Peripheral nerve injury service, Birmingham Hand Centre , Queen Elizabeth Hospital , Birmingham , UK.
    Purpose: Motor nerve transfer surgery involves re-innervation of important distal muscles using either an expendable motor branch or a fascicle from an adjacent functioning nerve. This technique is established as part of the reconstructive algorithm for traumatic brachial plexus injuries. The reproducible outcomes of motor nerve transfer surgery have resulted in exploration of the application of this technique to other paralysing conditions. Read More

    Trends in the quality of work presented at the society of british neurological surgeons meetings: 1975 to 2010.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 May 9:1-6. Epub 2018 May 9.
    c Department of Neurosurgery , Cambridge University Hospital , Cambridge , UK.
    Background: The quality of scientific publications in clinical journals is well studied but the quality of work presented at medical conferences less so.

    Aims: To describe trends in the quality of presentations at the Society of British Neurological Surgeons [SBNS] conference between 1975 and 2010 and the factors associated with higher quality work in order to consider what might improve publication rates.

    Methods: Analysis was conducted in 5-year time periods (i. Read More

    Neck haematoma after carotid endarterectomy: risks, rescue, and prevention.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Apr 28:1-5. Epub 2018 Apr 28.
    b Departmrnt of Neurological Surgery , Nippon Medical School , Tokyoto , Japan.
    Objective: This study was performed to identify risk factors for neck haematoma requiring re-exploration after carotid endarterectomy. Neck haematoma is a well-known complication after carotid endarterectomy, but there has been little discussion about intraoperative techniques for its prevention. We also investigated an intraoperative neck flexion technique for prevention of neck haematoma. Read More

    Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infections and re-infections in children: a multicentre retrospective study.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Apr 28:1-5. Epub 2018 Apr 28.
    a Marmara University School of Medicine , Istanbul , Turkey.
    Purpose: Ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) is the most common treatment modality for hydrocephalus. However, VPS infection is a common and serious complication with high rates of mortality and morbidity. The objective of this study was to investigate causative agents and the management of VPS infections and to identify risk factors for re-infection in children. Read More

    Transcranial doppler ultrasonography cerebral blood flow dynamics study of neurosurgical patients in peri-agonal period with fixed dilated or non-reacting pupils.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Apr 25:1-6. Epub 2018 Apr 25.
    a Department of Neurosurgery , National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences , Basbari , Kathmandu.
    Introduction: Fixed dilated and unreactive pupils are a harbinger of imminent death in neurosurgical patients, signifying that the brainstem is not functioning. Transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasonography is a noninvasive, bedside method of determining the flow velocities in the basal cerebral arteries, used extensively in various neurosurgical conditions.

    Aims And Objectives: To study the cerebral blood flow dynamics of neurosurgical patients in peri-agonal period with fixed dilated or non reacting pupils using TCD. Read More

    Single piece fronto-temporo-orbito-zygomatic craniotomy: a personal experience and review of surgical technique.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Apr 25:1-7. Epub 2018 Apr 25.
    b MCh Neurosurgery , Army Hospital (Research and Referral) , Delhi , India.
    Background: Fronto-Temporo-Orbito-Zygomatic (FTOZ) craniotomy has progressed from its humble beginnings. Numerous variations including one piece, two piece and even three piece FTOZ craniotomies have been described. The ideal technique still remains elusive and its use remains restricted to a few specialised centres even when benefits far outweigh the surgical difficulties. Read More

    Penetrating head injury due to angle grinder: an occupational hazard.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Apr 25:1-5. Epub 2018 Apr 25.
    a Department of Neurosurgery , Sawai Maan Singh medical college Jaipur , Jaipur , India.
    Penetrating head injury is a life threatening condition. In the workplace, these are mostly non missile type, low velocity civilian injuries caused by sharp objects. Angle grinders are used to cut stones, metal etc, and cause penetrating head injuries due to shattered rotating discs from the grinder at home and workplaces. Read More

    A systemic review of levetiracetam versus phenytoin in the prevention of late post-traumatic seizures and survey of UK neurosurgical prescribing practice of antiepileptic medication in acute traumatic brain injury.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Apr 24:1-7. Epub 2018 Apr 24.
    a College of Medical and Dental Sciences , University of Birmingham , Birmingham , UK.
    Background: Guidelines recommend 1 week of prophylactic phenytoin for post-traumatic seizures (PTS). Levetiracetam is gaining popularity as an alternative with a superior side-effect profile and may be suitable for extended use. We performed a systematic review comparing the efficacy of levetiracetam and phenytoin in reducing the incidence of late PTS. Read More

    Case report: Development of syringomyelia after anatomically successful craniovertebral decompression for Chiari I malformation without syrinx.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Apr 24:1-2. Epub 2018 Apr 24.
    a Department of Neurosurgery , Queen Elizabeth Hospital , Birmingham , UK.
    An 18 year old female with headaches and radiologically confirmed Chiari I malformation, without syringomyelia, underwent an anatomically and clinically successful craniovertebral decompression. Five years later she returned with extensive syringomyelia. This was treated successfully by division of an arachnoid web at the foramen of Magendie. Read More

    Trigeminal schwannoma presenting as a gelastic seizure: no laughing matter.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Apr 24:1-2. Epub 2018 Apr 24.
    a Department of Neurosurgery , Queen's Medical Centre , Nottingham , UK.
    We present the case of a 66 year old gentleman with trigeminal schwannoma whose only presenting feature was a single gelastic seizure. This is the first case report of pathological laughter in trigeminal schwannoma in the absence of other trigeminal, brainstem, cerebellar or other cranial nerve dysfunction. Read More

    Unusual presentation of thoracic disc herniation.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Apr 24:1-2. Epub 2018 Apr 24.
    a Department of Neurology , National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Aeghinition Hospital , Athens , Greece.
    We report a 57 year- old man with lateral abdominal wall bulging. MRI showed thoracic disk herniation at the T11-T12 level. Needle electomyogram disclosed acute denervation in paraspinal and abdominal muscles innervated from T11 root. Read More

    High field structural MRI in the management of degenerative cervical myelopathy.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Apr 24:1-4. Epub 2018 Apr 24.
    a Department of Neurosurgery , Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust , Oxford , UK.
    Introduction: This is a narrative overview of the pathophysiology, investigation and management of Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy (DCM). This review article also takes a look ahead to the impact high resolution MRI may have on treatment.

    Background: DCM is the most common cause of spinal dysfunction and yet it remains poorly understood. Read More

    Non-adenomatous pituitary tumours mimicking functioning pituitary adenomas.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Apr 18:1-5. Epub 2018 Apr 18.
    b Key Laboratory of Pituitary Adenoma in Guangdong Province, Department of Neurosurgery , First Affiliated Hospital, SunYat-sen University , Guangzhou , China.
    Objective: Pituicytomas and granular cell tumours (GCTs) of the neurohypophysis are considered non-adenomatous neoplasms in the sellar region. The association between hormone hypersecretion and the tumours is seldom discussed and unclear. Therefore, we attempt to investigate this association based on our experience and a review of the literature. Read More

    Percutaneous full endoscopic treatment of cystic lymphangioma of cauda equina: a case report.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Apr 16:1-3. Epub 2018 Apr 16.
    c Department of Neurosurgery , Nanoori Incheon Hospital , Incheon , South Korea.
    Intraspinal epidural lymphangioma of cauda equina are extremely rare, only three cases have been reported in the past. We report a 63-year-old female with lymphangioma at S1-S2 level which was resected under epidural anesthesia using a percutaneous full endoscope with no evidence of recurrence at 19 months follow-up. Read More

    Primary angiitis of the central nervous system mimicking a cerebellar tumor.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Apr 14:1-3. Epub 2018 Apr 14.
    d Department of Emergency , Affiliated Hospital of Weifang Medical University , Weifang city , China.
    Primary angiitis of the central nervous system (PACNS), is a rare and poorly understood disease mainly characterized by multifocal segmental inflammation of the small and medium vessels of the central nervous system. Most PACNS are multiple lesions, occurring in the supratentorial subcortical and deep white matter, and only a few cases present as a tumor-like mass lesion. Herein, we describe an extremely rare case of PACNS occurred in the cerebellum, which mimicked a cerebellar tumor. Read More

    Posterior fossa metastasis of lung carcinoid tumor: case report.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Apr 2:1-3. Epub 2018 Apr 2.
    e Serviço de Neurocirurgia , Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia Espinho EPE , Vila Nova de Gaia , Portugal.
    Carcinoid tumors are generally indolent neoplasms. Brain metastases are rare and when present, yield a poor prognosis. We present the case of a 76-year old female surgically treated for an atypical bronchial carcinoid, staged as T2aN0M0G2. Read More

    Petroclival tension pneumocephalus: an unrivalled life threatening complication linked to molecular-targeted therapy.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Apr 2:1-3. Epub 2018 Apr 2.
    a Department of Neurosurgery , Shinshu University School of Medicine , Matsumoto , Japan.
    A 73-year-old man with a petroclival tumor (metastatic renal cell carcinoma) presented with a progressive consciousness disturbance attributed to tension pneumocephalus during molecular-targeted therapy following low-dose fractionated radiotherapy for a petroclival tumor. The skull base defect was successfully reconstructed vi an endoscopic endonasal approach. Read More

    Time to implement a national referral pathway for suspected cauda equina syndrome: review and outcome of 250 referrals.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Apr 2:1-5. Epub 2018 Apr 2.
    a Department of Neurosurgery , Hull Royal Infirmary , Hull , UK.
    Introduction: Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a condition with significant implications and medico-legal profile. The literature still lacks large primary studies to provide strong evidence for a robust management pathway. Statements from Neurosurgical and Spinal societies support early diagnosis and imaging but this has not resulted in any noticeable shift in referral pattern. Read More

    Intraparenchymal supratentorial papillary meningioma: a case report.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Mar 22:1-3. Epub 2018 Mar 22.
    a Department of Neurosurgery , Katip Celebi University Ataturk Training and Research Hospital , Izmir , Turkey.
    Although intraparenchymal meningiomas have rarely been reported in the literature, the papillary type has been reported only as infratentorial. Here we report the case of a 21-year-old female patient with intraparenchymal lesion. To our knowledge, this case describes the first report of a patient with a supratentorial intraparenchymal papillary meningioma. Read More

    Hollow modular anchorage (HMA) screws for anterior transvertebral fixation in high-grade spondylolisthesis cases requiring 360 degrees in-situ fusion.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Mar 22:1-5. Epub 2018 Mar 22.
    a The Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery , Queens Medical Centre , Nottingham , UK.
    Objective: 360 degrees in-situ fusion for high-grade spondylolisthesis showed satisfying clinical long-term results. Combining anterior with posterior surgery increases fusion rates. Anteriorly inserted transvertebral HMA screws could be an alternative to strut graft constructs or cages, avoiding donor site complications. Read More

    Double cystic brain metastasis in a patient with stable pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Mar 20:1-5. Epub 2018 Mar 20.
    a Dipartimento di Neurochirurgia , Città della Salute e della Scienza, Università di Torino , Torino , TO , Italy.
    Background: Brain metastases in pancreatic cancer are a rare condition and are usually seen in case of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Only few cases of brain metastasis in patients affected by Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) are actually reported.

    Case Description: We report a patient diagnosed with double cystic brain lesions that the histological examination reveal to be consistent, with pancreatic metastasis. Read More

    Primary intracranial angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma: a case report and literature review.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Mar 15:1-3. Epub 2018 Mar 15.
    a National Brain Aneurysm Center , United Hospital , St. Paul , MN , USA.
    Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma (AFH) is a tumour primarily occurring in the extremities which can very rarely occur as an isolated intracranial lesion. We report a case of a 22-year-old woman presenting with generalized seizure and visual field deficit due to an occipital mass, which immunohistochemistry showed to be an AFH. Read More

    Intraneural haemangioma of peripheral nerves.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Mar 14:1-7. Epub 2018 Mar 14.
    a Department of Neurosurgery , IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino , Genoa , Italy.
    Haemangiomas are rare benign tumors developing in cutaneous tissue and sometimes even in deep tissues. The existing literature reviewed, focusing on patients' age and gender, clinical features, diagnostics used, treatment, and, where available, follow-up data. Our review is the largest available at present time, including an additional case with a total of 41 patients. Read More

    Resection of a huge calcified chronic subdural haematoma: case report.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Mar 14:1-3. Epub 2018 Mar 14.
    b Department of Neurosurgery , West China Hospital, Sichuan University , Chengdu , P. R. China.
    We described a rare case of a huge calcified chronic subdural haematoma with a history over 20 years. During craniotomy, the part of the inner membrane of the haematoma adhering to the cortex was cut into small blocks. The brain fully re-expanded after 6 months. Read More

    Light axis adjustment with a sterilised photostimulation device for visually evoked potential monitoring.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Mar 9:1-3. Epub 2018 Mar 9.
    a Departments of Neurosurgery , Toranomon Hospital , Tokyo , Japan.
    Intraoperative monitoring of visually evoked potentials (VEPs) is sometimes unachievable because of light axis misalignments caused by frontal scalp-flap reflection and intraoperative manipulation. Here, we present a new method of intraoperative VEP monitoring that involves a sterilised photostimulation device that can be adjusted in position following disturbances from frontal scalp-flap reflection or intraoperative manipulation. Read More

    Quantifying the clinical aspects of the cauda equina syndrome - The Cauda Scale (TCS).
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Mar 8:1-4. Epub 2018 Mar 8.
    a Nuffield Health Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospital , Newcastle Upon Tyne , UK.
    Aim: To quantify the clinical findings in patients with potential cauda equina syndrome (CES).

    Methods: Three domains were selected: bladder function (B), perianal sensation (S) and anal tone/squeeze (T). A quantified score was given to symptoms and signs in each domain. Read More

    High thoracic ossification of ligamentum flavum causing partial Horner syndrome.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Feb 28:1-2. Epub 2018 Feb 28.
    a Department of Neurosurgery , Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital , Yangsan , South Korea.
    We report a case of high thoracic ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) causing a partial Horner's syndrome. A 57-year-old man developed a walking disorder, as well as right-sided miosis and anhidrosis. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a spinal cord compressing T2-T3 OLF. Read More

    Cervical spine immobilisation in the elderly: a literature review.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Feb 28:1-5. Epub 2018 Feb 28.
    a Division of Surgery , Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, St Mary's Hospital , London , UK.
    Developed populations are ageing rapidly and by 2040, approximately 1 in 4 adults will be over 65 years of age. This is resulting in higher incidence of traumatic injury in older patients. Cognitive and physical comorbidities in this group can pose significant challenges. Read More

    Right PICA aneurysm with anomalous origins of the right subclavian artery and right vertebral artery: findings on angiography.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Feb 28:1-2. Epub 2018 Feb 28.
    b Radiology , Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Derriford Hospital , Plymouth , UK.
    Anomalous origin of the right vertebral artery from the right common carotid artery (VA-CCA) with an aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSCA) is an uncommon anatomical variant. We present a series of images from a case in which this was identified on angiography for the management of a right posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysm. This combination has not been previously described in the literature. Read More

    Pseudoaneurysm of the basilar artery presenting with epistaxis.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Feb 27:1-2. Epub 2018 Feb 27.
    b Department of Radiology , Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine , Taipei , Taiwan.
    The internal carotid artery is the most commonly affected artery in pseudoaneurysm presenting with epistaxis. Basilar arterial pseudoaneurysm is usually associated with intracranial haemorrhage. We report a basilar artery pseudoaneurysm after endoscopic surgery for clival chordoma, leading to epistaxis. Read More

    Utilizing neuronavigation for virtual electrode representation and safe resection following SEEG; a technical report.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Feb 20:1-3. Epub 2018 Feb 20.
    a Department of Neurosurgery , Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center , Hershey , PA , USA.
    Purpose: One of the most effective treatments for epilepsy is resection, but it remains underutilized. Efforts must be made to increase the ease, safety, and efficacy of epilepsy resection to improve utilization. Studies have shown an improved risk profile of stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) over subdural grids (SDG) for invasive monitoring. Read More

    Vitamin D and ferritin correlation with chronic neck pain using standard statistics and a novel artificial neural network prediction model.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Feb 15:1-5. Epub 2018 Feb 15.
    a Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine , Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) , Irbid , Jordan.
    Aim: Despite the high prevalence of chronic neck pain, there is limited consensus about the primary etiology, risk factors, diagnostic criteria and therapeutic outcome. Here, we aimed to determine if Ferritin and Vitamin D are modifiable risk factors with chronic neck pain using slandered statistics and artificial intelligence neural network (ANN).

    Methods: Fifty-four patients with chronic neck pain treated between February 2016 and August 2016 in King Abdullah University Hospital and 54 patients age matched controls undergoing outpatient or minor procedures were enrolled. Read More

    Synovial sarcoma mimicking a thoracic dumbell schwannoma- a case report.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Feb 15:1-4. Epub 2018 Feb 15.
    a Department of Neurological Sciences , Christian Medical College , Vellore , India.
    Introduction: Synovial sarcoma is a rare mesenchymal malignant neoplasm that accounts for less than 10% of soft tissue sarcomas. About 95% of the sarcomas occur in the extremities. Primary synovial sarcomas of the spine are a rare tumor arising from the paravertebral regions, paraspinal muscles or epidural spaces. Read More

    Supratentorial extension of large cerebellar pilocytic astrocytoma in adult.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Feb 15:1-6. Epub 2018 Feb 15.
    b Department of Neurointervention , Max Super Speciality Hospital , New Delhi , India.
    A Neuroimage of a cerebellar pilocytic astrocytoma with supratentorial extension in a 26 year old male illustraiting how slow growing brain tumours expand respecting dural but not neural barriers. Read More

    Development of a pre-operative scoring system for predicting risk of post-operative paediatric cerebellar mutism syndrome.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Feb 12:1-10. Epub 2018 Feb 12.
    b Radiological Sciences, Division of Clinical Neuroscience , University of Nottingham , Nottingham , UK.
    Background: Despite previous identification of pre-operative clinical and radiological predictors of post-operative paediatric cerebellar mutism syndrome (CMS), a unifying pre-operative risk stratification model for use during surgical consent is currently lacking. The aim of the project is to develop a simple imaging-based pre-operative risk scoring scheme to stratify patients in terms of post-operative CMS risk.

    Methods: Pre-operative radiological features were recorded for a retrospectively assembled cohort of 89 posterior fossa tumour patients from two major UK treatment centers (age 2-23yrs; gender 28 M, 61 F; diagnosis: 38 pilocytic astrocytoma, 32 medulloblastoma, 12 ependymoma, 1 high grade glioma, 1 pilomyxoid astrocytoma, 1 atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumour, 1 hemangioma, 1 neurilemmoma, 2 oligodendroglioma). Read More

    Dumbell atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumour (AT/RT) of the cervical spine.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Feb 12:1-3. Epub 2018 Feb 12.
    c Royal Victoria Hospital , Belfast , UK.
    Spinal Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumour (AT/RT) is a highly malignant tumour, and its prognosis is dismal especially for very young patients. In this article, we present the case of a teenage boy with AT/RT in the cervical spine and its multimodality management. A review of the literature on ATRT of the spine is also presented. Read More

    Pseudoaneurysm formation and rupture after stereotactic radiotherapy for cerebral arteriovenous malformation: a case report and review of literature.
    Br J Neurosurg 2018 Feb 12:1-3. Epub 2018 Feb 12.
    b Department of Neurosurgery , Queen Elizabeth Hospital , Hong Kong , Hong Kong.
    We report a rare delayed complication of de novo pseudoaneurysm formation and rupture after stereotactic radiotherapy for cerebral arteriovenous malformation. The patient presented with intracerebral haemorrhage due to rupture of a pseudoaneurysm in the previously irradiated field, which was excised for histological examination. The literature was reviewed for similar cases. Read More

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