Acta Neurochirurgica

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  1. Skull metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(2):185 (2007) PMID 17180305

    Metastasis to the skull frequently occurs in patients with lung, breast and prostate cancer. However, skull metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have been rarely reported. We review the literature on skull metastasis from HCC and report a case of a 46-year-old male, who was diagnosed a...
  2. Navigation-assisted transsphenoidal deflation of a detachable balloon in the cavernous sinus after embolization of a direct carotid-cavernous fistula.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(2):207 (2007) PMID 17242850

    We describe a case of transsphenoidal deflation of a detachable balloon after embolization of a carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF). The patient developed complete third and sixth nerve palsies immediately after detachable balloon embolization of the CCF, which was considered to be caused by caverno...
  3. Implantation of a distractible titanium cage after cervical corpectomy: technical experience in 20 consecutive cases, by M. Payer, Volume 148, Issue 11, November 2006, Pages 1173-1180.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(2):213; author reply 213 (2007) PMID 17277904

  4. Olfactory groove meningiomas: functional outcome in a series treated microsurgically.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(2):109 (2007) PMID 17180303

    A systematic investigation of long-term follow-up results after microsurgical treatment of patients harbouring an olfactory groove meningioma, particularly with regard to postoperative olfactory and mental function, has rarely been performed. We reassessed a series of patients treated microsurgi...
  5. Recovery of the blood pressure - cerebral flow relation after carotid stenting in elderly patients.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(2):131 (2007) PMID 16964557

    As a sensitive and convenient means for the cerebral hemodynamic monitoring, dynamic cerebral autoregulation testing could be especially useful in medical conditions where less invasive diagnostics and therapies are preferred. This study analysed the effect of carotid stenting on dynamic autoreg...
  6. Expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP) in cerebral cavernous malformations: immunohistochemical analysis of MMP-2, -9 and TIMP-2.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(2):179 (2007) PMID 17043747

    Hemorrhage from cerebral vascular malformations such as cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) can result in significant mortality and morbidity, but its underlying mechanism is undetermined. Excessive degradation of the vascular matrix by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), proteolytic enzymes tha...
  7. Francesco Rizzoli (1809-1880) and the elusive case of Giulia: the description of an "arteriovenous aneurysm passing through the wall of the skull".

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(2):191 (2007) PMID 17195047

    The improved knowledge of the clinical and haemodynamical aspects of extracranial arteriovenous malformations in the 18th century provided a foundation for the understanding and treatment of cerebrovascular pathology. It was not until the late 19th century that detailed clinicopathological repor...
  8. Transcranial embolization of a transverse-sigmoid sinus dural arteriovenous fistula carried out through a decompressive craniectomy.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(2):197 (2007) PMID 17091209

    We report a case of dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) of the transverse-sigmoid sinus presenting with intraventricular hemorrhage. Cerebellar infarction developed after transarterial embolization, and decompressive craniectomy was performed to relieve the mass effect. Through the bone window of...
  9. Intrasellar malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST).

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(2):201 (2007) PMID 17195046

    Intracranial malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) and intrasellar schwannomas are rare tumors. We describe a case of an intrasellar schwannoma with progression to a MPNST, a finding that, although very rare, extends the differential diagnosis of intrasellar lesions.
  10. Custom made cranioplasty prostheses in porous hydroxy-apatite using 3D design techniques: 7 years experience in 25 patients.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(2):161 (2007) PMID 17242849

    None of the materials currently used to reconstruct skull defects is fully satisfactory. Their biological and physical properties are very different to those of natural bone. Solid state, high porosity hydroxy-apatite (HA) seems to be a good support for bone regeneration within the prostheses, e...
  11. Indomethacin and cerebral autoregulation in severe head injured patients: a transcranial Doppler study.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(2):139 (2007) PMID 17195048

    To assess the effect of indomethacin on cerebral autoregulation, systemic and cerebral haemodynamics, in severe head trauma patients. Prospective, controlled clinical trial, with repeated measurements. A 12-bed adult general intensive care unit in a third level referral university hospital. 16 s...
  12. Mild traumatic brain injuries: the impact of early intervention on late sequelae. A randomized controlled trial.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(2):151 (2007) PMID 17252176

    Positive results from early clinical intervention of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) patients by rehabilitation specialists have been reported. Various treatments have been used, but few controlled studies are published. We hypothesised that early rehabilitation of selected MTBI patients woul...
  13. Surgical resection of tumors located in subcortex of language area.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(2):123 (2007) PMID 16990990

    Although functional mapping facilitates the planning of surgery in and around eloquent areas, the resection of tumors adjacent to language areas remains challenging. In this report, we took notice that the language areas (Broca's and Wernicke's) present at the perisylvian fissure. We posit that ...
  14. Microbleeds on gradient-echo T2(*)-weighted MR images from patients with multiple simultaneous intracerebral haemorrhages.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(2):171 (2007) PMID 17211554

    Multiple simultaneous intracerebral haemorrhages (ICH) occur rarely and the mechanism remains unknown. In this report, we compare several clinical factors of multiple haemorrhages, including microbleeds, with single intracerebral haemorrhages and discuss a potential explanation for their occurre...
  15. Ischaemic preconditioning of the brain, mechanisms and applications.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(1):1 (2007) PMID 17151832

    The concept of ischaemic preconditioning was introduced in the late 1980s. The concept emerged that a brief subcritical ischaemic challenge could mobilize intrinsic protective mechanisms that increased tolerance against subsequent critical ischaemia. Tissues with a high sensitivity against ischa...
  16. Spontaneous resolution of arachnoid cysts: review and features of an unusual case.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(1):75 (2007) PMID 17180304

    Most intra-cranial arachnoid cysts are quiescent and remain asymptomatic throughout life. Within the natural course of arachnoid cyst evolution, spontaneous resolution has been known to occur rarely, but its frequency is probably underestimated due to lack of systematic detection and long-term o...
  17. Acquired encephaloceles and epilepsy in osteopetrosis.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(1):79 (2007) PMID 17180306

    Osteopetrosis is a condition in which there is a defect in bone resorption by osteoclasts. With thickening of the skull and skull base, the cranial capacity becomes compromised and skull foramina gradually occlude, resulting in a wide range of neurological symptoms and signs. We present a case o...
  18. Implantation of pure cultured olfactory ensheathing cells in an animal model of parkinsonism.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(4):407 (2007) PMID 17380250

    Implantation of neural cells has been proposed as a therapeutic strategy for repairing the injured or diseased brain. In the present study we have examined the potential of olfactory ensheathing cells (OEC) to promote brain repair after surgical implantation in a rodent model of parkinsonism. Ne...
  19. Diagnostic impact of proton MR-spectroscopy versus image-guided stereotactic biopsy.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(4):379 (2007) PMID 17380247

    The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of (1)H MR-spectroscopy versus image-guided stereotactic biopsy. A cohort of 83 consecutive patients with a broad spectrum of brain lesions were examined. Prior to stereotactic biopsy, the patients were subjected to (1)H MR-spectroscop...
  20. EC-IC bypass using the distal stump of the superficial temporal artery as an additional collateral source of blood flow in patients with Moyamoya disease.

    Acta Neurochirurgica 149(4):393 (2007) PMID 17308977

    To establish multiple bypass flow in an adult Moyamoya disease patient, the distal stump of the parietal superficial temporal artery (dsPSTA) was used as an additional donor. Its potential as the donor was first evaluated by measuring the arterial pressure directly in three patients, revealing a...