International Journal of Neurosurgery


Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2018

  • A Case of Classical ‘SCIWORA’ in an Adult Following Trivial Trauma

    Toivo Hasheela, Aaron Musara

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2018
    Pages: 23-26
    Received: 8 August 2018
    Accepted: 11 September 2018
    Published: 17 October 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijn.20180202.11
    Abstract: Spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality (SCIWORA) is a well-documented finding in the paediatric population age groups, however in adults it is a rare occurrence. This case report gives an account of a case of an adult patient in whom a diagnosis of cervical SCIWORA was made and confirmed by MRI, following, seemingly, trivial trauma. A ... Show More
  • Perceived Stress and Quality of Life in Spinal Cord Injured Individuals

    Gunjan Chaudhary, Shazia Mattu

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2018
    Pages: 27-30
    Received: 15 March 2018
    Accepted: 4 October 2018
    Published: 25 October 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijn.20180202.12
    Abstract: Background: Spinal cord injury (SCI) involves severe physical, social, but also psychological consequences. The risk for major depression, anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and suicide is elevated for people with SCI compared with the general population. The objective of this study was to evaluate the quality of life... Show More
  • White Cerebellum Sign After Ventriculo-Peritoneal Shunt Insertion: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

    Serge Eddy Mba, Kazadi Kalangu, Aaron Musara, Dumisani Ndlovu, Nathaniel Harunangoni Zimani

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2018
    Pages: 31-34
    Received: 19 September 2018
    Accepted: 7 November 2018
    Published: 3 December 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijn.20180202.13
    Abstract: White cerebellum sign a reversal of the normal gray/white matter densities and a relatively increased density of the thalami, brainstem and cerebellum; it is also known as dense cerebellum sign or reversal sign. On Computed Tomography, it is seen as hypodensity of the supratentorial brain with reverse increased attenuation of the cerebellum. This o... Show More
  • A Rare Case of Scalp Aplasia Cutis Congenita in a Zimbabwean Child

    Brighton Valentine Nyamapfene, Tafadzwa Moreen Dube, Killion Madondoro, Aaron Musara, Kazadi Kaluile Kalangu

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2018
    Pages: 35-38
    Received: 23 October 2018
    Accepted: 8 November 2018
    Published: 4 December 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijn.20180202.14
    Abstract: Skull and scalp defects can be a challenge in the pediatric population. They predispose to meningitis and at times catastrophic exsanguination. Aplasia Cutis Congenita is a very rare condition resulting in a variable degree of absence of epidermis and dermis. It can be associated with skull defects especially the parietal vertex. We report a case m... Show More
  • Cutaneous Carcinosarcoma of the Scalp - A Case Report and Literature Review

    Hlatywayo Lawrence, Nyamapfene Brighton Valentine, Nathaniel Zimani, Aaron Musara, Khita Phiri, Kazadi Kalangu, Rudo Makunike Mutasa

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2018
    Pages: 39-42
    Received: 30 October 2018
    Accepted: 12 November 2018
    Published: 17 December 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijn.20180202.15
    Abstract: Carcinosarcomas are a group of biphasic tumours. They are composed of co-existing malignant epithelial and mesenchymal components. They are extremely rare in the skin. We present a case of a 43 year old female patient who came as a referral from a local district hospital with a chronic painless mass for 7 years. It had ulcerated 6 months prior to p... Show More
  • Clinical Profile, Risk Factors and Outcome Assessment of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH) Patients: A Multicenter Study in Bangladesh

    Abhishek Chaturbedi, ATM Mosharef Hossain, SK Sader Hossain, Zillur Rahman, Kanak Kanti Barua

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2018
    Pages: 43-49
    Received: 18 November 2018
    Accepted: 5 December 2018
    Published: 15 January 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijn.20180202.16
    Abstract: The vast majority of the literature on aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (aSAH) is flawed by the homogeneity of Caucasian population in western based studies. There is dearth of such studies in the Indian Subcontinent which has different demographics, cultural differences and health problems, which we aim to explore with this study. This cross-sec... Show More