Yun-Sik Dho September 30, 2017

Journal of Neurosurgery, Ahead of Print.
OBJECTIVEThe endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) is commonly used for the treatment of craniopharyngioma; therefore, it is essential to analyze outcomes in order to understand the benefits and drawbacks. The goal of this paper was to evaluate the clinical features and outcomes associated with this treatment approach.METHODSFrom July 2010 to March 2016, 82 adult craniopharyngioma patients underwent an EEA at the authors’ institution.… Read More...

Tsukasa Saito, Yuichiro Kawamura, Nobuyuki Sato, Eitaro Sugiyama, Motoi Okada, Toshiharu Takeuchi, Kazumi Akasaka, Naoyuki Hasebe September 29, 2017

Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) are refined neuroimaging findings detected on T2*-weighted gradient echo (GRE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and are widely accepted as an important marker of the vulnerability of cerebral small vessels. It is necessary to further clarify the natural history of CMBs by a longitudinal study.… Read More...

Andrea Vianello, Giovanna Arcaro, Piera Peditto, Silvia Iovino, Rosario Marchese-Ragona September 29, 2017

A 46-year-old female patient with severe Muscular Dystrophy (MD) was admitted to our Unit with a 7-day history of progressive dyspnea, nausea and abdominal distension. The patient was diagnosed at 6 years of age with MD, but she had declined undergoing DNA analysis; she became wheelchair bound at 12 years of age.… Read More...

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