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Postoperative complications influencing the long-term outcome of head-injured patients after decompressive craniectomy.

Brain Behav 2019 Jan 4;9(1):e01179. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of Neurosurgery, The Affiliated Brain Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Fourth Clinical College of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China.

Objective: Postoperative complications are common in patients who underwent decompressive craniectomy (DC) after traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, little is known about the degree of association between the postoperative complications and the long-term outcome of adult TBI patients after DC. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk of postoperative complications that influenced the long-term outcome of DC in TBI patients. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/brb3.1179
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/brb3.1179DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6346640PMC
January 2019
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An elderly patient with Alzheimer's Disease, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus and Traumatic Brain Injury: presented with behavioral symptoms similar to behavioral variant Frontotemporal Dementia.

Int J Neurosci 2018 Nov 26:1-8. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

a Department of Geriatric Medicine , Dokuz Eylul University , Faculty of Medicine , Izmir , Turkey.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is nondegenerative insult to brain from external mechanical forces. It may cause cognitive impairment, psychological problems in the long period. Besides traumatic brain injury also induces neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration process, and increases risk of dementia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207454.2018.1552690DOI Listing
November 2018
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In Reply to the Letter to the Editor Regarding "The Results of Neuroendoscopic Surgery on Patients with Posttraumatic and Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus".

World Neurosurg 2018 12;120:597

Department of Neurosurgery, Masaryk University Medical Faculty, St. Anne's Hospital, Brno, Czech Republic.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.08.186DOI Listing
December 2018

Letter to the Editor Regarding "The Results of Neuroendoscopic Surgery in Patients with Posttraumatic and Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus".

World Neurosurg 2018 12;120:596

Department of Neurosurgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, P. R. China. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.07.248DOI Listing
December 2018
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Posttraumatic hydrocephalus.

Rozhl Chir 2018 ;97(6):258-261

Posttraumatic hydrocephalus (PH) is a common complication of craniocerebral trauma. It is necessary to bear this entity in mind, especially when managing craniocerebral trauma patients, because if not detected in time, it can significantly affect morbidity and mortality. It needs to be distinguished from brain atrophy with axonal degeneration, a condition requiring an entirely different treatment approach. Read More

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January 2018

Clinical Feature and Outcomes of Secondary Hydrocephalus Caused by Head Trauma.

Korean J Neurotrauma 2018 Oct 31;14(2):86-92. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Neurosurgery, Konyang University Hospital, Konyang University Collge of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.

Objective: Post-traumatic hydrocephalus (PTH) is a frequent and serious complication following brain injury. The incidence of PTH varies greatly among studies. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence and treatment of PTH in patients with head trauma. Read More

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https://synapse.koreamed.org/DOIx.php?id=10.13004/kjnt.2018.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.13004/kjnt.2018.14.2.86DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6218345PMC
October 2018
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Monocyte depletion attenuates the development of posttraumatic hydrocephalus and preserves white matter integrity after traumatic brain injury.

PLoS One 2018 1;13(11):e0202722. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.

Monocytes are amongst the first cells recruited into the brain after traumatic brain injury (TBI). We have shown monocyte depletion 24 hours prior to TBI reduces brain edema, decreases neutrophil infiltration and improves behavioral outcomes. Additionally, both lesion and ventricle size correlate with poor neurologic outcome after TBI. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6211627PMC
November 2018
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Atlantoaxial Subluxation Secondary to Unstable Os Odontoideum in a Patient With Arrested Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Aqueductal Stenosis: A Case Report.

Int J Spine Surg 2018 Oct 15;12(5):549-556. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Department of Spinal Surgery, Pars Advanced and Minimally Invasive Medical Manners Research Center, Pars Hospital, Tehran, Iran.

Background: In a small percentage of children born with congenital hydrocephalus, enlargement of the head and the presence of ventriculomegaly may halt and ultimately stabilize the condition designated as arrested hydrocephalus. Arrested hydrocephalus in children is typically due to congenital aqueduct stenosis, which can be described appropriately as a stasis existing within the channel between the third and fourth ventricles. Os odontoideum (OO) is an uncommonly occurring pathology at the craniovertebral junction. Read More

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http://ijssurgery.com/lookup/doi/10.14444/5067
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6198626PMC
October 2018
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Response to the letter to the editor: posttraumatic hydrocephalus following decompressive craniectomy-how well it can be predicted?

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Nov 27;160(11):2127-2128. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Department of Neurosurgery, Umberto I General Hospital, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Conca 71, 60020, Ancona, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00701-018-3688-4DOI Listing
November 2018
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One-year outcome of patients with posttraumatic hydrocephalus treated by lumboperitoneal shunt: an observational study from China.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Oct 14;160(10):2031-2038. Epub 2018 Aug 14.

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

Background: Lumboperitoneal shunt (LPS) attracts increasing number of research interest in the treatment of hydrocephalus due to minimal invasiveness. However, the outcome of LPS-treated posttraumatic hydrocephalus (PTH) is poorly learnt, remaining unknown to date.

Methods: We retrospectively analyzed adult patients with PTH treated by LPS in our department between May 2013 and Apr 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00701-018-3654-1DOI Listing
October 2018
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Development of Posttraumatic Hydrocephalus Requiring Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt After Decompressive Craniectomy for Traumatic Brain Injury: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Retrospective Studies.

Med Arch 2018 Jun;72(3):214-219

Medical Biology Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.

Background: Decompressive craniotomy (DC) is a known risk factor for the development of posttraumatic hydrocephalus (PTH) in the patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Herein, the present study reported the development of PTH requiring ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt after DC for TBI.

Methods: Four databases (PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, and Cochrane Library) were searched from 1983 to April 2018. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/medarh.2018.72.214-219DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6021151PMC
June 2018
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Subdural Hygroma Following Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy: Understanding the Pathophysiology.

World Neurosurg 2018 Oct 11;118:e639-e645. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

Department of Neurosurgery, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, India.

Background: Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) has overtaken the use of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt for the treatment of congenital hydrocephalus. Although ETV is relatively safe, several postoperative complications have been reported. One of the least described and understood complications is subdural hygroma following third ventriculostomy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.07.011DOI Listing
October 2018
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[Modern diagnostics and treatment of posttraumatic hydrocephalus].

Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko 2018 ;82(3):81-87

Burdenko Neurosurgery Institute, 4-ya Tverskaya-Yamskaya Str., 16, Moscow, Russia, 125047.

One of the frequent consequences of severe traumatic brain injury is posttraumatic hydrocephalus that not only hampers the processes of consciousness recovery, rehabilitation, and social adaptation of patients but also is the cause of disability. Pathological processes underlying the clinical picture of posttraumatic hydrocephalus and the relationship between CSF circulation disorders and structural changes in the brain substance have not been adequately studied. Of particular importance are patients in the chronic vegetative or minimally conscious state, recovery from which is blocked by posttraumatic hydrocephalus. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.17116/neiro201882381DOI Listing
January 2018
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Risk Factors Predicting Posttraumatic Hydrocephalus After Decompressive Craniectomy in Traumatic Brain Injury.

World Neurosurg 2018 Aug 9;116:e406-e413. Epub 2018 May 9.

Department of Neurosurgery, the Affiliated Brain Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. Electronic address:

Objective: To identify risk factors for predicting posttraumatic hydrocephalus (PTH) development after traumatic brain injury in patients who underwent decompressive craniectomy (DC).

Methods: This retrospective study included 121 patients who underwent DC performed by 6 different neurosurgeons after traumatic brain injury between January 2013 and December 2016 at Yijishan Hospital and were still alive at 6-month follow-up. Patients were divided into PTH group and non-PTH group. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.04.216DOI Listing
August 2018
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Posttraumatic Cervicovertebral Junction Acute Subdural Hematoma and Cisterna Magna Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Presenting with Progressive Hydrocephalus.

Asian J Neurosurg 2018 Jan-Mar;13(1):66-67

Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medical Sciences, Chitwan, Nepal.

Herein, we discuss a rare case of posttraumatic cervicovertebral junction subdural hematoma and associated cisterna magna subarachnoid hemorrhage. Due to progression in the hydrocephalus, he has undergone midline suboccipital craniectomy and evacuation of the hematoma. The patient made an uneventful recovery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1793-5482.181140DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5820898PMC
March 2018
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Impact of timing of ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement on outcome in posttraumatic hydrocephalus.

J Neurosurg 2018 Feb 23:1-12. Epub 2018 Feb 23.

Radiology Imaging Associates, Englewood, Colorado.

OBJECTIVE Posttraumatic hydrocephalus (PTH) is a frequent sequela of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and complication of related cranial surgery. The roles of PTH and the timing of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt placement in TBI outcome have not been well described. The goal of this study was to assess the impact of hydrocephalus and timing of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placement on outcome during inpatient rehabilitation after TBI. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3171/2017.7.JNS17555DOI Listing
February 2018
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The Results of Neuroendoscopic Surgery in Patients with Posttraumatic and Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus.

World Neurosurg 2018 May 3;113:e113-e121. Epub 2018 Feb 3.

Department of Neurosurgery, Masaryk University Medical Faculty, St. Anne's Hospital, Pekařská 53, Brno, Czech Republic.

Background: Posttraumatic hydrocephalus (PTH) and posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH) were previously considered not suitable for neuroendoscopic treatment. New hydrocephalus theories support possible successful neuroendoscopy in such patients.

Methods: This study presents the results of neuroendoscopy in PTH and PHH with a background analysis. Read More

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May 2018
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Rehabilitation Needs of the Elder with Traumatic Brain Injury.

Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 2017 11;28(4):829-842

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, 7200 Cambridge Street, Suite 10C, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

The incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in older adults is increasing. As the expected life expectancy increases, there is a heightened need for comprehensive rehabilitation for this population. Elderly patients with TBI benefit from rehabilitation interventions at all stages of injury and can achieve functional gains during acute inpatient rehabilitation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmr.2017.06.014DOI Listing
November 2017
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Factors associated with shunt-dependent hydrocephalus after decompressive craniectomy for traumatic brain injury.

J Neurosurg 2018 May 16;128(5):1547-1552. Epub 2017 Jun 16.

1Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine; and.

OBJECTIVE Posttraumatic hydrocephalus (PTH) affects 11.9%-36% of patients undergoing decompressive craniectomy (DC) and is an important cause of morbidity after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Early diagnosis and treatment of PTH can prevent further neurological compromise in patients who are recovering from TBI. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3171/2017.1.JNS162721DOI Listing
May 2018
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Retrograde Partial Migration of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt with Chamber: Review of Causative Factors and Its Prevention.

J Pediatr Neurosci 2017 Jan-Mar;12(1):93-95

Department of Neurosurgery, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Distal migration of shunt is a very common occurrence. Proximal migration of shunt is rare and possible pathophysiological mechanisms to explain this unusual complication is rarely attempted. A 5-month-old child shunted for posttraumatic hydrocephalus presented 1. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1817-1745.205654DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5437804PMC
May 2017
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Lateral Ventricle to Sylvian Fissure Shunt for Obstructive Hydrocephalus: First Report.

Authors:
Sushil Patkar

J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg 2017 Sep 20;78(5):513-516. Epub 2017 Apr 20.

Department of Neurosurgery, Poona Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, India.

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pathway studies have revealed that the CSF secreted from the choroid plexus of the ventricles after egressing from the fourth ventricle reaches the basal suprasellar cistern and ultimately the sylvian cisterns. From the sylvian cistern, the CSF travels over the cerebral convexity subarachnoid space to reach the superior sagittal sinus and enters the bloodstream. Diverting CSF from the lateral ventricle with a shunt catheter to the sylvian cistern can be an option to treat obstructive hydrocephalus. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0037-1600516DOI Listing
September 2017
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Predicting posttraumatic hydrocephalus: derivation and validation of a risk scoring system based on clinical characteristics.

Metab Brain Dis 2017 10 9;32(5):1427-1435. Epub 2017 Apr 9.

Department of Neurosurgery, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, 600 Yishan Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, 200233, China.

Posttraumatic hydrocephalus (PTH) is a disorder of disturbed cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dynamics after traumatic brain injury (TBI). It can lead to brain metabolic impairment and dysfunction and has a high risk of clinical deterioration and worse outcomes. The incidence and risk factors for the development of PTH after decompressive craniectomy (DC) has been assessed in previous studies, but rare studies identify patients with higher risk for PTH among all TBI patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11011-017-0008-2DOI Listing
October 2017
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Management of Medical Complications During the Rehabilitation of Moderate-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.

Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 2017 05 1;28(2):259-270. Epub 2017 Mar 1.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic, 200 1st Street Southwest, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

Brain injury specialists are experienced providers able to identify and treat the unique medical complications after moderate-severe traumatic brain injury, including posttraumatic seizures, paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity, spasticity, hydrocephalus, agitation, neuroendocrine dysfunction, heterotopic ossification, venous thromboembolism, and cranial nerve dysfunction. Owing to the potential negative impact on outcome if left untreated, identification and appropriate treatment is essential. An additional role of the brain injury specialist is to educate family about potential medical complications and anticipated outcomes after brain injury. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmr.2016.12.004DOI Listing
May 2017
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Different origins of hydrocephalus lead to different shunt revision rates.

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2017 Jan - Feb;51(1):72-76. Epub 2016 Nov 30.

Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum Kassel, Kassel, Germany.

Introduction: Hydrocephalus (HC) occurs due to multiple origins. Time course and dynamic of HC and its therapies differ between underlying pathologies. Different revision rates due to the type of HC are expected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pjnns.2016.11.007DOI Listing
June 2017
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Hydrocephalus associated with childhood nonaccidental head trauma.

Neurosurg Focus 2016 Nov;41(5):E8

The Cushing Neuroscience Institute and Department of Neurosurgery, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Cohen Children's Medical Center and Northwell Health System, Manhasset, New York; and.

OBJECTIVE The incidence of posttraumatic ventriculomegaly (PTV) and shunt-dependent hydrocephalus after nonaccidental head trauma (NAHT) is unknown. In the present study, the authors assessed the timing of PTV development, the relationship between PTV and decompressive craniectomy (DC), and whether PTV necessitated placement of a permanent shunt. Also, NAHT/PTV cases were categorized into a temporal profile of delay in admission and evaluated for association with outcomes at discharge. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3171/2016.8.FOCUS16266DOI Listing
November 2016
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Posttraumatic Hydrocephalus as a Confounding Influence on Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Incidence, Clinical Characteristics, and Outcomes.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2017 Feb 23;98(2):312-319. Epub 2016 Sep 23.

Research Department, Craig Hospital, Englewood, CO.

Objective: To describe incidence, clinical characteristics, complications, and outcomes in posttraumatic hydrocephalus (PTH) after traumatic brain injury (TBI) for patients treated in an inpatient rehabilitation program.

Design: Cohort study with retrospective comparative analysis.

Setting: Inpatient rehabilitation hospital. Read More

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February 2017
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Syndrome of trephined-underestimated and poorly understood complication after decompressive craniectomy.

Ideggyogy Sz 2016 Jul;69(7-8):227-232

National Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Semmelweis University, Department of Neurosurgery, Budapest, Hungary.

Decompressive craniectomy (DC) is still a matter of debate, with a numerous complications as expansion of haemorrhagic contusions, external cerebral herniation, subdural hygromas, post-traumatic hydrocephalus (HC). The often overlooked "syndrome of the trephined" (ST) as a delayed complication of DC also known as sinking skin flap sy initially described in 1939.ST is characterised by the neurological changes associated with alteration of the pressure/volume relationship between intracranial pressure (ICP), volume of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), blood, and brain tissue in patients with large bone defects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.18071/isz.69.0227DOI Listing
July 2016
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Is hydrocephalus after spinal cord injury really caused by the injured spinal cord? Two case reports and a literature review.

Rozhl Chir Spring 2016;95(5):203-5

Unlabelled: Posttraumatic hydrocephalus caused by cerebrospinal fluid circulation disturbances frequently complicates the clinical course and treatment after craniocerebral injury. Hydrocephalus complicating spinal cord injury is only exceptionally reported. The paper presents two cases of complete cervical spinal cord injury with subsequent development of hydrocephalus. Read More

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January 2017
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CSF Lumbar Drainage: A Safe Surgical Option in Refractory Intracranial Hypertension Associated with Acute Posttraumatic External Hydrocephalus.

Acta Neurochir Suppl 2016 ;122:55-9

Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital of Saint Etienne, Saint-Étienne, France.

Introduction: External lumbar drainage (ELD) of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in posttraumatic refractory intracranial hypertension (ICHT) is controversial. We report our experience of ELD in ICHT associated with acute disturbance of CSF flow within subarachnoid spaces (SASs).

Materials And Methods: Four adult patients admitted to the neurointensive care unit for severe TBI who presented with secondary ICHT are retrospectively reported. Read More

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July 2017
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Posttraumatic ventriculosubgaleal fistula with underlying hydrocephalus.

Neurol India 2016 May-Jun;64(3):574-5

Department of Neurosurgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.

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November 2018
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Role of external ventricular drainage in the management of intraventricular hemorrhage; its complications and management.

Surg Neurol Int 2015 23;6:188. Epub 2015 Dec 23.

Department of Neurosurgery, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Background: External ventricular drainage (EVD) is the procedure of choice for the treatment of acute hydrocephalus and increased intracranial pressure in patients of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and intracerebral hemorrhage with hydrocephalus and its sequelae. We evaluated the use of EVD in patients of SAHs (spontaneous/posttraumatic with/without hydrocephalus), hypertensive intracerebral bleeds with interventricular extensions, along with evaluation of the frequency of occurrence of complications of the procedure, infectious and noninfectious, and their management.

Methods: During the period of 2½ years, between September 2012 and February 2015, 130 patients were subjected to external drainage procedure and were prospectively enrolled in this study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4697206PMC
January 2016
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Ethical and legal dilemmas around termination of pregnancy for severe fetal anomalies: A review of two African neonates presenting with ventriculomegaly and holoprosencephaly.

Authors:
S C Chima F Mamdoo

Niger J Clin Pract 2015 12;18 Suppl:S31-9

Programme of Bio and Research Ethics and Medical Law, School of Nursing and Public Health and Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.

Termination of pregnancy (TOP) or feticide for severe fetal anomalies is ethically and morally challenging and maybe considered illegal in countries with restrictive abortion laws. While diagnostic modalities such as fetal ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, and genetic screening have improved prenatal diagnosis, these technologies remain scarce in many African countries making diagnosis and counseling regarding TOP difficult. Ethical dilemmas such as women's autonomy rights may conflict with fetus' right to personhood, and doctor's moral obligations to society. Read More

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December 2015
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Posttraumatic Hydrocephalus after Decompressive Craniectomy in 126 Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.

J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg 2016 Mar 9;77(2):88-92. Epub 2015 Sep 9.

Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Thesaly, Larissa, Thesaly, Greece.

Objective: Severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur frequently. In some of these patients decompressive craniectomy (DC) must be performed. Posttraumatic hydrocephalus (PTH) can develop after TBI further damaging the brain. Read More

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March 2016
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Minimizing bone gaps when using custom pediatric cranial implants is associated with implant success.

J Neurosurg Pediatr 2015 Oct 10;16(4):439-44. Epub 2015 Jul 10.

Departments of 1 Neurosurgery and.

Object: Occasionally after a craniotomy, the bone flap is discarded (as in the case of osteomyelitis) or is resorbed (especially after trauma), and an artificial implant must be inserted in a delayed fashion. Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) implants and hard-tissue replacement patient-matched implants (HTR-PMI) are both commonly used in such cases. This study sought to compare the failure rate of these 2 implants and identify risk factors of artificial implant failure in pediatric patients. Read More

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October 2015
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Vertical extraventricular functional hemispherotomy: a new variant for hemispheric disconnection. Technical notes and results in three patients.

Childs Nerv Syst 2015 Nov 23;31(11):2151-60. Epub 2015 Jun 23.

Neurosurgery - Department of Neurosciences, Anna Meyer Pediatric Hospital, Viale Pieraccini 24, 50139, Florence, Italy.

Purpose: Hemispherectomy and disconnective hemispherotomy are the most effective epilepsy surgical procedures for the treatment of epilepsy due to hemispheric pathologies such as Sturge-Weber syndrome, diffuse hemispheric cortical dysplasia, and posttraumatic and postischemic focal lesions. Disconnective hemispherotomy is nowadays preferred to reduce surgical morbidity in term of early and late complications (i.e. Read More

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November 2015
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Subdural hygroma after craniosynostosis remodeling surgery.

J Craniofac Surg 2015 Jan;26(1):193-5

From the Department of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, Mazumdar Shaw Medical Center, Narayana Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Craniosynostosis is defined as the premature fusion of the cranial sutures and can cause functional impairment or cosmetic deformity. Surgical techniques for the correction of craniosynostosis have changed overtime, as so have the intraoperative and postoperative complications. Extensive surgeries involving fronto-orbital unit repositioning and cranial vault remodeling are associated with various complications. Read More

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January 2015
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Decompressive craniectomy after severe traumatic brain injury in children: complications and outcome.

Neuropediatrics 2015 Feb 24;46(1):5-12. Epub 2014 Oct 24.

Division of Neuropediatrics and Muscle Disorders, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.

Decompressive craniectomy (DC) is a controversially discussed neurosurgical procedure to reduce elevated intracranial pressure after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). In contrast to adults, several studies could show a benefit for the pediatric population, but still DC is considered as an emergency procedure only. The aim of our study was to identify secondary complications and long-term sequelae of the procedure. Read More

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February 2015
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Long-term outcomes after shunt implantation in patients with posttraumatic hydrocephalus and severe conscious disturbance.

J Craniofac Surg 2014 Jul;25(4):1280-3

From the Department of Neurosurgery, First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, People's Republic of China.

Background: Posttraumatic hydrocephalus (PTH) is a frequent complication secondary to traumatic brain injury, especially among patients keeping chronic unconscious. And effects of shunt implantation on improving outcomes among these patients are still controversial. This study was aimed to assess the long-term outcomes following shunt implantation among patients who had PTH and kept chronic unconscious. Read More

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July 2014
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Phase-based treatment of a complex severely mentally ill case involving complex posttraumatic stress disorder and psychosis related to Dandy Walker syndrome.

J Trauma Dissociation 2014 ;15(5):588-606

a Poli Complex Trauma, GGNet , Mental Health Care Center , Warnsveld , The Netherlands.

Unlabelled: For patients with comorbid complex posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and psychotic disorder, trauma-focused therapy may be difficult to endure. Phase-based treatment including (a) stabilization, (b) trauma-focused therapy, and (c) integration of personality with recovery of connection appears to be the treatment of choice.

Objective: The objective of this article is to describe and evaluate the therapeutic process of a single case from a holistic perspective. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15299732.2014.938213DOI Listing
June 2015
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Ventricular and lumbar cerebrospinal fluid concentrations of Alzheimer's disease biomarkers in patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus and posttraumatic hydrocephalus.

J Alzheimers Dis 2014 ;41(4):1057-62

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, and Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany.

Background: Little information is available on the rostro-caudal concentration gradient of Alzheimer's disease (AD) biomarkers.

Objective: We studied the concentrations of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptides 1-42 and 1-40 as well as the Tau and pTau proteins in simultaneously collected ventricular and lumbar cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples.

Methods: The samples were simultaneously collected from the ventricle and the lumbar spinal canal in two groups of patients: 10 subjects being treated for normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) by the placement of a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt and 5 patients treated simultaneously with an external ventricular drain and a lumbar CSF drain due to posttraumatic hydrocephalus (PTH). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/JAD-132708DOI Listing
March 2015
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Hydrocephalus following severe traumatic brain injury in adults. Incidence, timing, and clinical predictors during rehabilitation.

NeuroRehabilitation 2013 ;33(3):473-80

Research Unit on Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Copenhagen (RUBRIC), Copenhagen, Denmark Department of Neurorehabilitation, TBI Unit, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark Hospital of Glostrup, Glostrup, Denmark.

Objective: To investigate timing and clinical predictors that might predict hydrocephalus emerging during rehabilitation until 1 year following severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Background: Posttraumatic hydrocephalus (PTH) may lead to clinical deterioration and poor outcome if untreated. However, PTH can be successfully treated if detected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/NRE-130980DOI Listing
June 2014
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Medical comorbidities in disorders of consciousness patients and their association with functional outcomes.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2013 Oct 2;94(10):1899-907. Epub 2013 Jun 2.

Department of Veterans Affairs, Research Service and the Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care Center of Excellence, Edward Hines Jr Veterans Affairs Hospital, Hines, IL; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, Edward Hines Jr Veterans Affairs Hospital, Hines, IL.

Objective: To identify, for patients in states of seriously impaired consciousness, comorbid conditions present during inpatient rehabilitation and their association with function at 1 year.

Design: Abstracted data from a prospective cross-sectional observational study with data collection occurring January 1996 through December 2007.

Setting: Four inpatient rehabilitation facilities in metropolitan areas. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2012.12.026DOI Listing
October 2013
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Risk factors and rates of bone flap resorption in pediatric patients after decompressive craniectomy for traumatic brain injury.

J Neurosurg Pediatr 2013 May 8;11(5):526-32. Epub 2013 Mar 8.

Department of Neurosurgery, Primary Children's Medical Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113-1100, USA.

Object: Decompressive craniectomy with subsequent autologous cranioplasty, or the replacement of the native bone flap, is often used for pediatric patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who have a mass lesion and intractable intracranial hypertension. Bone flap resorption is common after bone flap replacement, necessitating additional surgery. The authors reviewed their large database of pediatric patients with TBI who underwent decompressive craniectomy followed by bone flap replacement to determine the rate of bone flap resorption and identify associated risk factors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3171/2013.1.PEDS12483DOI Listing
May 2013
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[Rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor of the fourth ventricle. Case report and literature review].

Neurocirugia (Astur) 2013 Jul-Aug;24(4):172-7. Epub 2013 Jan 16.

Servicio de Neurocirugía, Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, España. Electronic address:

Introduction: Rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor (RGNT) of the fourth ventricle is a rare tumor that has been recently characterized. RGNT was included as a new glioneuronal tumor in 2007 by the World Health Organization (WHO) in classification of tumors of the central nervous system. Within this group we found 34 documented cases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neucir.2012.07.001DOI Listing
December 2013
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The role of obesity in spontaneous temporal bone encephaloceles and CSF leak.

Otol Neurotol 2012 Oct;33(8):1412-7

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, USA.

Objective: Temporal bone encephaloceles and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) otorrhea can lead to life-threatening sequelae such as meningitis and cerebritis. Obesity has been associated with spontaneous CSF leaks. We wished to determine if there were differences in the body mass index (BMI) of patients with spontaneous temporal bone encephaloceles/CSF leaks and nonspontaneous temporal bone encephaloceles/CSF leaks to help determine if obesity may be associated with their development. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0b013e318268d350DOI Listing
October 2012
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An unusual ventriculoperitoneal shunt complication: spontaneous knot formation.

Turk Neurosurg 2012 ;22(2):261-4

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

This article aims to describe an extraordinary complication of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt system that formed a knot spontaneously and lead to a shunt malfunction. A 3-year-old male patient was operated due to posttraumatic hydrocephalus. After an uneventful follow-up period of 34 months, he presented with shunt malfunction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.3506-10.0DOI Listing
July 2012
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Giant intradiploic pseudomeningocele of occipital bone.

J Neurosurg Pediatr 2012 Jan;9(1):82-5

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

The management of intradiploic CSF collection is controversial. Although it is a benign lesion, even then delay in diagnosis and treatment may lead to significant morbidity. The authors report a very rare case of giant posttraumatic intradiploic pseudomeningocele involving the occipital bone, occipital condyles, and clivus. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3171/2011.10.PEDS1181DOI Listing
January 2012
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Posttraumatic hydrocephalus associated with decompressive cranial defect in severe brain-injured patients.

Chin J Traumatol 2011 ;14(6):343-7

Department of Neurosurgery, Affiliated Union Hospital, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou 350001, China.

Objective: To investigate the occurrence of posttraumatic hydrocephalus (PTH) in severe brain- injured patients who underwent decompressive craniectomy (DC) and to discuss the management.

Methods: A total of 389 patients suffering from severe head trauma between January 2004 and May 2010 were enrolled in this study. Clinical data were analyzed retrospectively. Read More

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April 2016
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Single-incision laparoscopic transumbilical shunt placement.

J Neurosurg Pediatr 2011 Oct;8(4):390-3

Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placement is the most common surgical treatment for hydrocephalus. Laparoscopic techniques to aid in the placement of the peritoneal portion have been reported previously. Laparoscopic shunt placement has been associated with decreased operating time, less blood loss, and shorter hospital stays. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3171/2011.7.PEDS115DOI Listing
October 2011
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[Monosymptomatic clinical course of posttraumatic normal pressure hydrocephalus].

Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko 2011 ;75(1):42-6; discussion 46

Triad of Hakim--Adams is well known for normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH): dementia, gait disturbances and urinary incontinence. Variability of intensity of these symptoms is obvious. However in clinical practice all classic signs are present. Read More

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July 2011
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