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Recovery of shoulder abduction in traumatic brachial plexus palsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of nerve transfer versus nerve graft.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Emory University School of Medicine, 1365-B Clifton Rd NE, Suite B6200, Atlanta, GA, 30322, USA.

Brachial plexus palsy is a surgically manageable condition. Re-animating the shoulder is a high priority for restoring upper extremity function. Methods for reinnervating injured nerves include the transfer of a healthy nerve or fascicle distal to the site of injury, or grafting a healthy sensory nerve to restore motor function. Read More

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April 2019
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Stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy for acoustic neuromas.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Apr 13. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

Medical School, 2nd Dpt Radiology, Radiotherapy Unit, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Neuromas are benign intracranial tumors with indolent natural history. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment and only after the introduction of single-fraction stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), radiotherapy emerged as an alternative viable option. In this review, we focused on SRS or conventionally fractionated stereotactic radiotherapeutic (FSRT) approaches. Read More

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April 2019
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What is the best therapeutic approach to a pediatric patient with a deep-seated brain AVM?

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Apr 13. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Division of Neurosurgery, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland.

Although brain arteriovenous malformations (bAVMs) account for a very small proportion of cerebral pathologies in the pediatric population, they are the cause of roughly 50% of spontaneous intracranial hemorrhages. Pediatric bAVMs tend to rupture more frequently and seem to have higher recurrence rates than bAVMs in adults. Thus, the management of pediatric bAVMs is particularly challenging. Read More

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April 2019
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Periodontitis and gingival bleeding associate with intracranial aneurysms and risk of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Hemorrhagic Brain Pathology Research Group, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland.

Oral bacteria DNA has been found in intracranial aneurysms (IA) and a high prevalence of periodontitis was reported in IA patients. We investigated whether periodontitis associates with IA formation and aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). First, we compared in a case-control setting the prevalence of periodontal disease in IA patients (42 unruptured IA, 34 ruptured IA) and in age- and gender-matched controls (n = 70) from the same geographical area (Health 2000 Survey, BRIF8901). Read More

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April 2019
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Intraoperative MRI in transsphenoidal resection of invasive pituitary macroadenomas.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Ulm, Ludwig-Heilmeyerstr. 2, 89312, Günzburg, Germany.

The use of intraoperative MRI (iMRI) increases extent of resection in transsphenoidal pituitary surgery. Microsurgical and endoscopic techniques have been established as equal and standard surgical methods. The object of the current study was to evaluate the additional value of iMRI for resection of invasive pituitary adenomas. Read More

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April 2019
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In-hospital mortality and poor outcome after surgical clipping and endovascular coiling for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage using nationwide databases: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Department of Neurosurgery, Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, 1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, 734-8551, Japan.

There has never been evidence for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) by endovascular coiling compared to surgical clipping with all grade. The present study and meta-analysis aimed to clarify the in-hospital mortality and poor outcome in the nationwide databases of patients with all grade aSAH between them. The outcome of modified Rankin scale (mRS) at discharge was investigated according to the comprehensive nationwide database in Japan. Read More

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April 2019
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Gamma Knife radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia: when?

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Neurosurgery and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, I.R.C.C.S. San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Vita-Salute University, Via Olgettina 60, 20132, Milan, Italy.

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Endovascular reconstruction of extracranial traumatic internal carotid artery dissections: a systematic review.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Mar 22. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Department of Neurosurgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA.

Extracranial internal carotid artery dissection (ICAD) is a potential source of morbidity and mortality in trauma patients and requires high degree of suspicion for diagnosis after the initial presentation. Occasionally, if standard therapy is contraindicated, endovascular reconstruction is a treatment option. The aim of this systematic review was to report clinical and radiographic outcomes following endovascular repair of ICAD of traumatic and iatrogenic etiology. Read More

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March 2019
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Adult spinal deformity surgery: a systematic review of venous thromboprophylaxis and incidence of venous thromboembolic events.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Department of Neurosurgery, Computational Neuroscience Outcomes Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 15 Francis Street, Boston, MA, 02115, USA.

Venous thromboprophylaxis consisting of chemical and/or mechanical prophylaxis is administered to patients undergoing adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery to prevent venous thromboembolic events. However, the true incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after these surgeries is unknown resulting in weak recommendations and lack of consensus regarding type and timing of prophylaxis in these patients. A systematic literature review was conducted to examine VTE incidence in addition to optimal type and timing of VTE prophylaxis. Read More

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March 2019
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Determination of optimal time window for cortical mapping in awake craniotomy: assessment of intraoperative reaction speed.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Mar 15. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Dusseldorf, Moorenstr. 5, 40225, Dusseldorf, Germany.

Currently, there is no known time frame when the patients are the most responsive during awake craniotomy. The aim of this work is therefore to determine when the patient has the shortest reaction time and so to extrapolate the optimal time window for cortical mapping. In this analytic observational study, our group has recorded the reaction times of 35 patients undergoing an awake craniotomy and compared them with the preoperative baseline. Read More

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March 2019
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Clinical and histopathological predictors of outcome in malignant meningioma.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

We investigated possible clinical and histopathological prognostic factors in a malignant meningioma cohort with comprehensive long-term population-based follow-up data. Twenty-four consecutive patients treated surgically for malignant meningioma at the Department of Neurosurgery and the Department of Pathology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark, from December 2000 to March 2014 were retrospectively evaluated regarding progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). Clinical parameters were recorded. Read More

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Prognostic variables and outcome in relation to different bleeding patterns in arteriovenous malformations.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Mar 5. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Department of Neurosurgery, Goethe University Hospital Frankfurt, Schleusenweg 2-16, 60528, Frankfurt, Germany.

Subarachnoid hemorrhage as bleeding pattern occurs rarely in ruptured arteriovenous malformations (AVM). The aim of the present study is to evaluate different bleeding patterns in hemorrhages due to an AVM and their impact on outcome in terms of risk and treatment stratification. We evaluated 158 patients with ruptured AVMs who were admitted to our neurosurgical department from 2002 to 2017. Read More

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March 2019
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Usefulness of the knot-tightener device following dural suturing in endonasal transsphenoidal surgery: technical report.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Mar 1. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

Department of Neurosurgery, Tokyo Women's Medical University, 8-1 Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-8666, Japan.

Transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) has become a well-established standard surgical technique, but the cerebrospinal fluid leakage remains controversial. Direct suturing of the dura, which is a routine procedure within transcranial surgery, can be applied for closure of the sella turcica within TSS. However, as the dura is not accessible by the index finger, knot tying in the narrow and deep surgical corridor following dural suturing is extremely difficult, cumbersome, and time-consuming in TSS. Read More

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Cognitive function assessment and comparison on lateral ventricular tumors resection by the frontal transcortical approach and anterior transcallosal approach respectively in children.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Feb 27. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, 100160, China.

Currently, there are few studies on cognitive impairment caused by neurosurgery, and there have been no studies on cognitive impairment after resection of lateral ventricular tumors in children. Previously, our research team has reported that the frontal transcortical approach can impair cognitive function. In this study, we explored which functions would be damaged by the transcallosal approach and compared the cognitive function changes caused by the two surgical approaches, so as to provide a theoretical basis for the selection of pre-operative surgical approaches. Read More

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February 2019

Malignant transformation of craniofacial fibrous dysplasia: a systematic review of overall survival.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Feb 27. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Tiantan Xili No. 6, Beijing, 100050, China.

The incidence of malignant transformation of fibrous dysplasia (FD) is very rare. Thus, the available knowledge of its characteristics, management, and survival is scarce. Here, we present a systemic review of fibrous dysplasia that had undergone malignant transformation. Read More

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February 2019

Telomerase activity, TERT expression, hTERT promoter alterations, and alternative lengthening of the telomeres (ALT) in meningiomas - a systematic review.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Münster, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Building A1, 48149, Münster, Germany.

Telomerase activity and (human) Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase (hTERT) expression are considered hallmarks in oncogenesis of neoplasms and are upregulated by alterations of the hTERT promoter. In meningiomas, numerous studies investigated hTERT expression, telomerase activity, promoter mutations, and methylations. Moreover, reports about hTERT-targeted chemotherapy in meningiomas have recently been published. Read More

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February 2019

Risk factors and control of seizures in 778 Chinese patients undergoing initial resection of supratentorial meningiomas.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Feb 15. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, No.119 South 4th Ring West Road, Fengtai District, Beijing, 100070, China.

This retrospective study explored the risk factors for the occurrence of seizures in the pre- and postoperative period in patients undergoing supratentorial meningiomas surgery to investigate those who are likely to benefit from prophylactic antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). We reviewed the medical records of 778 supratentorial meningiomas patients who were operated at our institution between 2011 and 2012. A total of 100 (12. Read More

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February 2019
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Predictive factors for acute thrombogenesis occurring immediately after bypass procedure for moyamoya disease.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Neurosurgery, Sapporo Medical University, South 1 West 16, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-8543, Japan.

Extracranial-to-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass surgery is an effective treatment for patients with moyamoya disease and other conditions. Some patients with moyamoya disease have a risk of acute thrombogenesis at the anastomotic site just after bypass surgery. The purpose of this study was to study risk factors of acute thrombogenesis and determine effective countermeasures. Read More

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February 2019
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A modified microsurgical interfacet release and direct distraction technique for management of congenital atlantoaxial dislocation: technical note.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Faculty of Science, University of British Columbia, Office of the Dean Earth Sciences Building, 2178-2207 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z4, Canada.

Various techniques have been used for management of congenital atlantoaxial dislocation. Recently, the reduction of atlantoaxial dislocation through a single posterior approach has attracted more and more attention. Here, we present a modified technique including direct interfacet release and distraction between C1 and C2 by a specially designed distractor, posterior internal fixation and bone graft fusion. Read More

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February 2019

Analysis of safe entry zones into the brainstem.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Zurich, Frauenklinikstrasse 10, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland.

Intra-axial brainstem surgeries are challenging. Many experience-based "safe entry zones (SEZs)" into brainstem lesions have been proposed in the existing literature. The evidence for each one seems limited. Read More

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February 2019
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Surgical management of traumatic supra and infratentorial extradural hematomas: our experience and systematic literature review.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Feb 4. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Department of Neurosurgery of Institute for Scientific and Care Research "ASMN", Neurosurgery-Neurotraumatology Unit of University Hospital of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Post-traumatic supra and infratentorial acute extradural hematomas (SIEDHs) are an uncommon type of extradural hematoma with only few small series published. In this scenario, the purposes of the present study are to present our experience in the management of 8 patients with acute SIEDH and to perform a systematic literature review. The clinical and radiological data of 8 patients operated for SIEDH at our department were analyzed retrospectively. Read More

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February 2019
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Defining cutoff values for early prediction of delayed cerebral ischemia after subarachnoid hemorrhage by CT perfusion.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Feb 2. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

Department of Neurosurgery, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Robert-Koch-Straße 40, 37075, Göttingen, Germany.

Early prediction of delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is essential to prevent infarction. CT perfusion (CTP) is used to identify perfusion deficits and to guide treatment decisions. In this study, we aimed to evaluate CTP parameters and to establish cutoff values for DCI prediction in the early phase after aSAH. Read More

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February 2019
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Demographic and morphological characteristics associated with rupture status of anterior communicating artery aneurysms.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Jan 31. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Department of Neuroradiology, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Capital Medical University, No. 5, Jingyuan Road, Beijing, 100043, China.

The aim of this study is to characterize demographic and morphologic characteristics of aneurysms located in the anterior communicating artery (ACoA) and to investigate possible associations between these characteristics and aneurysm rupture. We investigated 112 consecutive patients (72 ruptured and 40 unruptured) with ACoA aneurysms from a single-center database. The effects of demographic and morphologic characteristics on the risk of rupture in ACoA aneurysms were tested using univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses, respectively. Read More

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January 2019
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Appropriate surgical procedures for Chiari type 1 malformation and associated syrinx based on radiological characteristics of the craniovertebral junction.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

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

Several surgical procedures can be applied for syrinx associated with Chiari type 1 malformation; however, it remains controversial as to which approach is the most effective. Here, we evaluated the indications and limitations of foramen magnum decompression (FMD) with or without dural plasty. Forty patients with Chiari type 1 malformation were surgically treated and followed up for > 12 months. Read More

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January 2019

Predictive markers for MGMT promoter methylation in glioblastomas.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Jan 23. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Department of Neurosurgery, Keio University School of Medicine, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-8582, Japan.

The promoter methylation status of the O-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) gene has been described as the most important predictor of chemotherapeutic response and patients' survival in glioblastomas (GBs). Therefore, prediction of the MGMT promoter methylation status by imaging would help to preoperatively decide the overall treatment strategy as well as surgical strategy. This study aimed to detect imaging parameters to predict MGMT promoter methylation in GBs by using a commercially available software. Read More

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January 2019
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Clipping on sling-wrap method using a polyglycolic acid sheet in a thin-walled or atherosclerotic middle cerebral artery aneurysm: technique note.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Jan 21. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Department of Neurosurgery, Hyogo College of Medicine, 1-1 Mukogawa, Nishinomiya, Hyōgo, 663-8501, Japan.

During surgical treatment of cerebral aneurysm, thin-walled or severe atherosclerotic aneurysms on the middle cerebral artery are sometimes observed. Owing to the vulnerability or stiffness of the aneurysm, simple neck clipping is usually difficult. We aimed to describe a sling-wrap clipping method using a polyglycolic acid (PGA) sheet for thin-walled or atherosclerotic middle cerebral artery aneurysms. Read More

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January 2019
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Clinical features, radiological findings, and treatment outcomes of high-grade lateral ventricular meningiomas: a report of 26 cases.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Neurosurgery, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, No. 37, Guoxue Alley, Chengdu, 610041, China.

High-grade meningiomas in ventricles are rare, where most published series only include a few patients. A retrospective analysis was performed on the clinical features, radiological findings, and treatment outcomes of 26 patients with high-grade meningiomas in lateral ventricles who were surgically treated in our hospital between July 2008 and July 2016. A female predilection (female/male = 1. Read More

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January 2019
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A prediction of postoperative neurological deficits following intracranial aneurysm surgery using somatosensory evoked potential deterioration duration.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Jan 12. Epub 2019 Jan 12.

Neuroelectrophysiology Room of Beijing Neurosurgical Institute, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.

Although the application of somatosensory evoked potential (SSEP) in intracranial aneurysm surgery has been well demonstrated, the relationship between the duration of SSEP deterioration and postoperative neurological deficits (PNDs) is still not clear. The objectives of this study were (1) to detect the relationship between the SSEP deterioration duration and PND; and (2) detect the relationship between SSEP deterioration duration and postoperative computed tomography (CT) findings. Data from 587 patients were reviewed and 40 patients with SSEP deterioration were enrolled. Read More

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January 2019
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Cervical medullary syndrome secondary to craniocervical instability and ventral brainstem compression in hereditary hypermobility connective tissue disorders: 5-year follow-up after craniocervical reduction, fusion, and stabilization.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Jan 9. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA.

A great deal of literature has drawn attention to the "complex Chiari," wherein the presence of instability or ventral brainstem compression prompts consideration for addressing both concerns at the time of surgery. This report addresses the clinical and radiological features and surgical outcomes in a consecutive series of subjects with hereditary connective tissue disorders (HCTD) and Chiari malformation. In 2011 and 2012, 22 consecutive patients with cervical medullary syndrome and geneticist-confirmed hereditary connective tissue disorder (HCTD), with Chiari malformation (type 1 or 0) and kyphotic clivo-axial angle (CXA) enrolled in the IRB-approved study (IRB# 10-036-06: GBMC). Read More

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January 2019
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Clinical outcomes of symptomatic thoracic disk herniations treated surgically through minimally invasive lateral transthoracic approach.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Jan 8. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, 500 Parnassus Avenue, MU 320W, San Francisco, CA, 94143-0728, USA.

Although symptomatic thoracic disk herniation (TDH) is relatively rare, its treatment is quite difficult. Our aim is to present the outcomes and complications in patients with thoracic disk herniation treated with minimally invasive lateral transthoracic approach (LTTA). Fifty-nine consecutive patients with 69 symptomatic disk herniations that underwent minimally invasive LTTA to treat TDH between 2007 and 2016 were enrolled. Read More

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January 2019
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Posterior epidural migration of herniated lumbar disc fragment: a literature review.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Jan 6. Epub 2019 Jan 6.

Department of Neurosurgery, Bonifatius Hospital, Wilhelmstr. 13, 49808, Lingen, Germany.

Herniated disc fragments' migration to posterior epidural locations is a very rare pathological condition, and the mechanism is not well understood. Posterior epidural migration may lead to serious neurologic problems; however, its diagnosis and treatment are challenging. We searched PubMed and Google Scholar, using various keyword combinations, and found 111 cases of posterior epidural disc migration in the lumbar region reported between 1973 and 2018. Read More

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January 2019
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Optimal extent of resection for glioblastoma according to site, extension, and size: a population-based study in the temozolomide era.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Jan 5. Epub 2019 Jan 5.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, 03080, Republic of Korea.

The effect of the extent of resection (EOR) on prognosis in glioblastoma may differ depending on various conditions. We evaluated the prognostic impact of the EOR for glioblastoma according to the tumor site, extension, and size. Data from glioblastoma patients who underwent gross total resection (GTR), subtotal resection (STR), or open biopsy between 2005 and 2014 were retrieved from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. Read More

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January 2019
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Could propranolol be beneficial in adult cerebral cavernous malformations?

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Hospices Civils de Lyon, Neurology & Neurosurgery Hospital Pierre Wertheimer, Department of Neurosurgery, Lyon, France.

Surgery is the only therapeutic option for cerebral cavernous malformations (CCM) and is proposed, whenever possible, after haemorrhagic events, neurological symptoms, or epilepsy, radiosurgery being a controversial alternative in some cases. However, there is no treatment for non-accessible lesions, such as brainstem CCM, multiple CCM, or those located in functional areas. Propranolol, a non-selective beta-blocker used as first-line treatment for infantile haemangiomas, has proved spectacularly effective in a few cases of adult patients with CCM. Read More

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January 2019

Patterns of short-term and long-term surgical outcomes and prognostic factors for cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament between anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion and posterior laminoplasty.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Department of Neurosurgery, Spine and Spinal Cord Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Severance Hospital, 50 Yonsei-ro Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, 03722, South Korea.

To compare short-term and long-term surgical outcome patterns between anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF) and laminoplasty (LP) in patients diagnosed with cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) and identify factors affecting surgical outcomes based on follow-up duration. During short-term follow-up period, surgical outcomes between ACCF and LP were similar. However, there were several reports that long-term surgical outcomes were superior in the ACCF compared with LP. Read More

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January 2019

Correction to: Efficacy of superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery double bypass in patients with hemorrhagic moyamoya disease: surgical effects for operated hemispheric sides.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Department of Neurosurgery, Tokyo Women's Medical University, 8-1 Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-8666, Japan.

Table 2 of the original version of this article contained an added data. Correct Table 2 is presented here. Read More

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January 2019

The predictive value of serum p-CREB level on secondary cognitive impairment in patients with mild-to-moderate craniocerebral trauma.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Department of Neurology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Jiaxing University, Jiaxing, 314000, China.

The study was designed to investigate the predictive value of phosphorylated CAMP response element binding protein (p-CREB) level in peripheral blood on secondary cognitive impairment in patients with mild-to-moderate craniocerebral trauma. A total of 107 patients with mild-to-moderate craniocerebral trauma were selected, who were admitted to the Second Affiliated Hospital of College of Jiaxing from January 2016 to January 2017. Of them, 30 patients were diagnosed with secondary mild cognitive impairment (MCI) during follow-up, who were assigned to the experimental group. Read More

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January 2019
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Weak direct current (DC) electric fields as a therapy for spinal cord injuries: review and advancement of the oscillating field stimulator (OFS).

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Jianming Li

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Center for Paralysis Research, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, 408 S. University St., West Lafayette, IN, 47907, USA.

Traumatic injury to the spinal cord remains a catastrophic event that has lifelong consequences. While decades of research have elucidated much of the pathophysiology associated with spinal cord injury (SCI), there still remains no clinically approved treatments for restoring lost sensorimotor function. The traditional dogma suggests central nervous system (CNS) neurons do not regenerate after injury but active areas of research aim to overcome this biological bottleneck. Read More

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January 2019

Sublabial transsphenoidal microsurgical technique to treat congenital transsphenoidal encephalocele: a technical note.

Neurosurg Rev 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Department of Neurosurgery and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, San Raffaele Health Institute, Vita-Salute University, Via Olgettina 60, 20132, Milan, Italy.

Encephalocele is a rare malformation consisting in herniation of cranial contents through a cranial defect. A transsphenoidal location is uncommon, representing 5% of all basal encephaloceles. The surgical treatment of transsphenoidal encephaloceles is challenging. Read More

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January 2019
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Accuracy and revision rate of intraoperative computed tomography point-to-point navigation for lateral mass and pedicle screw placement: 11-year single-center experience in 1054 patients.

Neurosurg Rev 2018 Dec 19. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Department of Neurosurgery, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany.

High accuracy in intraoperative computed tomography (iCT) navigation utilizing an intraoperatively acquired dataset for screw placement in the spine has been reported in the literature. To further improve the accuracy and counteract any intraoperative movement of predefined registration points, we introduce an iCT point-to-point navigation, where marker screws are inserted intraoperatively to increase patient safety. In all, 1054 patients who underwent iCT point-to-point navigation for lateral mass and pedicle screw placement were retrospectively analyzed between 09/2005 and 09/2016. Read More

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December 2018
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Management of non-missile penetrating spinal injury.

Neurosurg Rev 2018 Dec 18. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

Review of the literature with case illustration. Non-missile penetrating spinal injury (NPSI) represents a small subset of spinal cord injuries at tertiary trauma centers and is comprised mostly of knife violence. Strict guidelines for the management of penetrating spinal cord injury remain elusive given the variability of mechanisms, rarity of clinical experience, and paucity of prospective studies. Read More

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December 2018
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Treatment failure of syringomyelia associated with Chiari I malformation following foramen magnum decompression: how should we proceed?

Neurosurg Rev 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Departments of Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Tel-Aviv Medical Center and Dana Children's Hospital Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv University, 6 Weizmann Street, Tel Aviv, Israel.

The preferred treatment of patients with persistent, recurrent, or progressive syringomyelia after foramen magnum decompression (FMD) for Chiari I (CMI)-associated syringomyelia is controversial, and may include redo FMD, stabilization, or shunting procedures (such as syringopleural or syringo-subarachnoid shunts). We describe our experience in treating these patients and discuss the treatment modalities for these patients. We retrospectively collected data of CMI patients with persistent, recurrent, or progressive syringomyelia after FMD. Read More

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December 2018
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Comparison of carotid and basilar bifurcation aneurysms versus non-T-angled bifurcations: the geometry is associated with the outcome.

Neurosurg Rev 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Neurosurgery, Goethe-University Hospital, Schleusenweg 2-16, 60528, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Patients with ruptured aneurysms of carotid bifurcation artery seem to suffer less often from cerebral vasospasm and early brain injury and have a better clinical outcome. Aim of our study was to identify differences in clinical course and outcome in aneurysms of terminus segments (carotid bifurcation artery and basilar tip) compared to aneurysms of other aneurysm locations except carotid bifurcation artery and basilar tip. Patients with SAH were entered into a prospectively collected database (1999 to June 2014). Read More

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December 2018
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The application of nasoseptal "rescue" flap technique in endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary adenoma resection.

Neurosurg Rev 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Neurosurgery, Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, 107 Wenhua Western Rd., Jinan, 250012, Shandong, China.

To explore the reliability and superiority of nasoseptal "rescue" flap technique in neuroendoscopic transnasal pituitary adenoma resection. Retrospective clinical analysis of 113 cases of endoscopic transsphenoid pituitary adenoma resection with the application of nasoseptal "rescue" flap technology. The reliability and the superiority of the technique were evaluated according to the duration of nasal cavity and sphenoid sinus stage, the incidence of postoperative anosmia, and cerebrospinal rhinorrhea. Read More

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December 2018
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Endoscopic endonasal resection of symptomatic Rathke cleft cysts: clinical outcomes and prognosis.

Neurosurg Rev 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Neurosurgery, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, 410011, China.

The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical presentation and outcomes associated with endoscopic endonasal resection of Rathke cleft cysts (RCCs). The authors retrospectively studied a series of 13 patients who were diagnosed with RCCs after endoscopic endonasal resection at the Second Xiangya Hospital between June 2016 and December 2017. All 13 patients (8 women) underwent a purely endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) for fenestration and aspiration of RCCs with excision of the cystic wall. Read More

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December 2018
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Overall Survival of Primary Intracranial Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor Following Multimodal Treatment: A Pooled Analysis of Individual Patient Data.

Neurosurg Rev 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Tiantan Xili 6, Dongcheng District, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

No standard treatment protocol to guide the management of the primary central nervous system atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors (ATRTs). To evaluate the efficacy of GTR (gross total resection), RT (radiotherapy), CCMT (conventional chemotherapy), or intensified chemotherapy (ICMT) and verify the optimal treatment strategy. A total of 501 cases (18 cases from our center and 483 cases from published literature) were eligible for analysis. Read More

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December 2018
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A literature review concerning contralateral approaches to paraclinoid internal carotid artery aneurysms.

Neurosurg Rev 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Neurosurgery, Mainz University Hospital, Langenbeckstraße 1, 55131, Mainz, Germany.

Ipsilateral approaches remain the standard technique for clipping paraclinoid aneurysms. Surgeons must however be prepared to deal with bony and neural structures restricting accessibility. The application of a contralateral approach has been proposed claiming that some structures in the region can be better exposed from this side. Read More

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December 2018
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The application of fluorescence techniques in meningioma surgery-a review.

Neurosurg Rev 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

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

Surgical resections of meningiomas, the most common intracranial tumor in adults, can only be curative if radical resection is achieved. Potentially, the extent of resection could be improved, especially in complex and/or high-grade meningiomas by fluorescence-guided surgery using 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA), indocyanine green (ICG), or fluorescein. This review aims to summarize and evaluate these fluorescence-guided meningioma surgery techniques. Read More

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December 2018
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Improving results in patients with foramen magnum meningiomas by translating surgical experience into a classification system and complexity score.

Neurosurg Rev 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Department of Neurosurgery, International Neuroscience Institute, Rudolf Pichlmayr Str. 4, 30625, Hannover, Germany.

Foramen magnum meningiomas (FMMs) are challenging lesions and controversy still exists regarding their optimal management. In the present paper, we propose some principles of surgical treatment of FMMs. We analyzed our series of 39 patients: the average maximum diameter was 31. Read More

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December 2018
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Efficacy of superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery double bypass in patients with hemorrhagic moyamoya disease: surgical effects for operated hemispheric sides.

Neurosurg Rev 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Neurosurgery, Tokyo Women's Medical University, 8-1 Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-8666, Japan.

The effects of superficial temporal artery to middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) double bypass on recurrent hemorrhage in the operated hemisphere in hemorrhagic moyamoya disease (HMD) have not been clearly demonstrated. This study evaluated the effectiveness of STA-MCA double bypass in the prevention of further hemorrhagic or ischemic events in the operated hemispheric sides in comparison to the conservatively treated non-operated sides. We retrospectively analyzed 52 hemispheres of 36 patients with adult-onset HMD treated with STA-MCA double bypass. Read More

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December 2018
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Intradural "limited drill" technique of anterior clinoidectomy and optic canal unroofing for microneurosurgical management of ophthalmic segment and PCOM aneurysms-review of surgical results.

Neurosurg Rev 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Neurosurgery, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Whitefield, Bangalore, 560066, India.

To evaluate the safety and efficacy of intradural "limited drill" technique (ILDT) of anterior clinoidectomy (AC) and optic canal unroofing (OCU) for microneurosurgical management of ophthalmic segment and posterior communicating artery (PCOM) aneurysms. All the patients with ophthalmic segment and PCOM aneurysms who underwent AC and OCU by ILDT for microneurosurgical management of ophthalmic segment and PCOM aneurysms during 4-year period (2013-2016) at our Institute were included in this study. In ILDT of AC and OCU, the use of power drill is restricted to AC only and OCU is done exclusively with 1-mm Kerrison punch. Read More

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November 2018
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