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The effects of sodium-2-mercaptoethanesulfonate application on the neural and neurovascular tissues: An experimental animal study

Ayca Ant, Recep Karamert, Gamze Kulduk, Özgür Ekinci, Hakan Tutar, Nebil Göksu

Date of publication: 18-Sep-2015

Background:Sodium-2-mercaptoethanesulfonate (MESNA) is a protective agent that is also used as “a chemical dissector” in various surgical fields. The aim of this study is to evaluate the toxic effects of MESNA on neural and neurovascular structures based on a morphological analysis and examine its safety in neurotological applications.

Intraparenchymal brain lesion biopsy guided by a rigid endoscope and navigation system

Eiichi Ishikawa, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Masahide Matsuda, Hiroyoshi Akutsu, Alexander Zaboronok, Hidehiro Kohzuki, Shunichiro Miki, Shingo Takano, Akira Matsumura

Date of publication: 18-Sep-2015

Background:The authors report a continuous case series of navigation-guided rigid endoscopic biopsy via the transcortical route for intraparenchymal brain lesions to assess the feasibility and efficacy of the method.

A multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of severe cerebral vasospasm following bacterial meningitis: A case report and literature review

Eric S. Nussbaum, Jodi Lowary, Leslie A. Nussbaum

Date of publication: 14-Sep-2015

Background:Although cerebrovascular complications of bacterial meningitis are common, postmeningitic cerebral vasospasm significant enough to result in ischemic injury has been reported in only limited fashion.

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