Rahul A. Sastry

Rahul A. Sastry October 14, 2017

Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, Ahead of Print.
Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is a common treatment for noncommunicating hydrocephalus. Although rare, vascular injury and traumatic pseudoaneurysm development during ETV have been reported. The authors present the case of a 13-year-old boy who underwent repeat ETV (rETV) for shunt and ETV failure, and who suffered an intraoperative subarachnoid hemorrhage due to iatrogenic injury to the basilar tip, with subsequent development of a pseudoaneurysm.… Read More...

Brian J. Dlouhy October 14, 2017

Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, Ahead of Print.
OBJECTIVEThe pathophysiology underlying tonsillar herniation and CSF obstruction in Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) is unclear, and the cause of CM-I–associated syringomyelia is not well understood. A better understanding of this pathophysiology is important for an improved treatment strategy.… Read More...

Jacqueline Nguyen October 14, 2017

Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, Ahead of Print.
OBJECTIVEAnterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with or without partial uncovertebral joint resection (UVR) and posterior keyhole foraminotomy are established operative procedures to treat cervical disc degeneration and radiculopathy. Studies have demonstrated reliable results with each procedure, but none have compared the change in neuroforaminal area between indirect and direct decompression techniques.… Read More...

J. Mark Erfe October 14, 2017

Journal of Neurosurgery, Ahead of Print.
OBJECTIVECushing disease is caused by a pituitary micro- or macroadenoma that hypersecretes adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), resulting in hypercortisolemia. For decades, transsphenoidal resection (TSR) has been an efficacious treatment but with certain limitations, namely precise tumor localization and complete excision.… Read More...

Nikita Lakomkin October 14, 2017

Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, Ahead of Print.
OBJECTIVEHospital-acquired conditions (HACs) significantly compromise patient safety, and have been identified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as events that will be associated with penalties for surgeons. The mitigation of HACs must be an important consideration during the postoperative management of patients undergoing spine tumor resection.… Read More...

Tsinsue Chen October 14, 2017

Journal of Neurosurgery, Ahead of Print.
OBJECTIVEVentral intermediate nucleus deep brain stimulation (DBS) for essential tremor is traditionally performed with intraoperative test stimulation and conscious sedation, without general anesthesia (GA). Recently, the authors reported retrospective data on 17 patients undergoing DBS after induction of GA with standardized anatomical coordinates on T1-weighted MRI sequences used for indirect targeting.… Read More...

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