Immune checkpoint inhibitors: Advances and impact in neuro-oncology

Jawad Fares, Mohamad Y. Fares, Youssef Fares

Date of publication: 25-Jan-2019

Neurocytoma mimicking macroadenoma

Breno Nery, Fred Bernardes Filho, Rodrigo Antônio Fernandes Costa, Leandro César Tângari Pereira, Eduardo Quaggio, Rodolfo Mendes Queiroz, Lucas Giansante Abud, Daniela Pretti da Cunha Tirapelli

Date of publication: 21-Jan-2019

Background:Intraventricular and extraventricular central neurocytomas (CN) are equally frequent among 20–40-year-old men and women. However, sellar and suprasellar extraventricular CN are extremely rare, with only 12 reported cases.

Intrachiasmatic craniopharyngioma: Assessment of visual outcome with optical coherence tomography after complete surgical removal

Ricardo Gil-Simoes, José M. Pascual, Andrés P. Casas, Rafael G. de Sola

Date of publication: 21-Jan-2019

Background:Optic chiasm invasion by a craniopharyngioma (CP) is exceptional. Surgical treatment of intrachiasmatic CPs associates a high risk of chiasm injury, which should be properly addressed before surgery.

Multiple aneurysms, aortic coarctation, and persistent trigeminal artery. A unique presentation

Jose Antonio Figueroa-Sanchez, Ana S. Ferrigno, Hector Ramon Martinez-Rodriguez

Date of publication: 18-Jan-2019

Usefulness of preoperative cone beam computed tomography and intraoperative digital subtraction angiography for dural arteriovenous fistula at craniocervical junction: Technical case report

Nobuhide Hayashi, Nagatsuki Tomura, Hideo Okada, Takahiro Sasaki, Eisaku Tsuji, Hiroki Enomoto, Toshikazu Kuwata

Date of publication: 18-Jan-2019

Background:Direct surgery is commonly selected for the treatment of cranio-cervical junction dural arteriovenous fistula and its outcome is more satisfactory than that of embolization. Intraoperative treatment evaluation is relatively easy in embolization, whereas in direct surgery it can be difficult.

Functional and aesthetic evaluation after cranial reconstruction with polymethyl methacrylate prostheses using low-cost 3D printing templates in patients with cranial defects secondary to decompressive craniectomies: A prospective study

Juan Pablo Borges Rodrigues Maricevich, Auricelio B. Cezar-Junior, Edilson Xavier de Oliveira-Junior, Jose Arthur Morais Veras e Silva, Jorge Vicente Lopes da Silva, Amanda Amorin Nunes, Nivaldo S. Almeida, Hildo Rocha Cirne Azevedo-Filho

Date of publication: 15-Jan-2019

Background:Cranial reconstruction surgery is a procedure used as an attempt to reestablish the cranial bone anatomy. This study evaluates the symptomatic and aesthetic improvement of patients with cranial defects secondary to decompressive craniectomies after cranial reconstruction with customized polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) prostheses. Secondly, we aim to divide our experience in the production of these prostheses with a low-cost method.

Modified pure endoscopic approach (MAPEnd) in neurosurgery

Joham Choque-Velasquez, Franklin Miranda-Solis, Roberto Colasanti, Juha Hernesniemi

Date of publication: 15-Jan-2019

A case of metastatic brain tumor mimicking an expanding thalamic hematoma

Yutaka Fujioka, Toshiyuki Amano, Akira Nakamizo, Satoshi Matsuo, Shigeto Kawauchi

Date of publication: 15-Jan-2019

Background:Brain tumor are a major etiology of secondary intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) because ICH in patients with cancer often occurs from an intratumoral hemorrhage. However, it is sometimes difficult to detect a tumor when it is tiny and buried, especially during initial examination.

Successful treatment of a case of tentorial dural arteriovenous fistula causing subarachnoid hemorrhage with invagination of the brainstem by huge and multiple venous pouches

Natsumi Fujii, Makoto Ideguchi, Takafumi Nishizaki, Norio Ikeda, Taichi Shimabukuro, Tomomi Okamura, Machiko Oono

Date of publication: 15-Jan-2019

Background:We present a case of tentorial dural arteriovenous fistula (TDAVF) causing subarachnoid hemorrhage with mass effect of large venous pouches, which was struggling to diagnosis and management due to complex vasculature and severe general condition.