International Journal of Neurosurgery

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Volume 6, Issue 2, December 2022

  • Ambulatory Endoscopic Lumbar Foraminotomy for Spinal Stenosis During COVID-19 Pandemic: A 27-Patient Case Series of Transpedicular Approach Under Sedation

    Carlos Sajama, Gustavo Zomosa, Gonzalo Suarez, Mario Castillo, Gino La Rosa, Pedro Vergara

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, December 2022
    Pages: 32-37
    Received: Jun. 01, 2022
    Accepted: Jun. 30, 2022
    Published: Jul. 20, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijn.20220602.11
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    Abstract: Background: To demonstrate the safety of the endoscopic lumbar foraminotomy for spinal stenosis and to study clinical outcomes. During the COVID-19 Pandemic there was a lack of beds for elective surgeries that we solved starting to develop ambulatory endoscopic lumbar foraminotomy for foraminostenosis under sedation. Methods: Retrospectively we stu... Show More
  • Brain Metastasis of Ovarian Cancer: Report four Cases and Review the Literature

    Pawendtaoré Esdras Zongo, Tarik Chekrine, Asmaa El Kebir, Mouna Bourhafour, Zineb Bouchbika, Nadia Benchakroun, Hassan Jouhadi, Mehdi Karkouri, Abdelhakim Lakhdar, Abdelatif Benider, Souha Sahraoui, Nezha Tawfiq

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, December 2022
    Pages: 38-43
    Received: Jul. 18, 2022
    Accepted: Aug. 04, 2022
    Published: Aug. 10, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijn.20220602.12
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    Abstract: Objective: The objective of this manuscript is to present different cases of brain metastasis of ovarian cancer. These cases were managed by a multimodal treatment. Materials and methods: To present the clinical characteristics, the imaging, the anatomopathological and immunohistochemical data, and the multimodal treatment (surgery, chemotherapy, i... Show More
  • Surgical Treatment of Endometriosis in the Lumbar Spine

    Rodrigues Jr José Carlos, Bortholin da Silva Vithor Ely, Batista de Sousa Aldimar, Aguillar Condori Luís Alberto

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, December 2022
    Pages: 44-47
    Received: Jul. 16, 2022
    Accepted: Aug. 11, 2022
    Published: Aug. 24, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijn.20220602.13
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    Abstract: Introduction: Endometriosis consists of the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus most often in the pelvic peritoneum, ovaries, and rectovaginal septum. It can present with low back pain and radiculopathy, being its presentation within the spinal canal very rare. This paper reports the case of a patient with endometriosis within the spi... Show More
  • Thoracic Spinal Arachnoid Cyst Causing Neuropathic Arthropathy of the Elbow

    Adam Alayli, Jonah Gordon, Khaled Abdelghany, Gavin Lockard, Anthony Urbisci, Gautam Rao, Nam Tran

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, December 2022
    Pages: 48-51
    Received: Aug. 19, 2022
    Accepted: Sep. 13, 2022
    Published: Sep. 27, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijn.20220602.14
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    Abstract: Neuropathic arthropathy (NA), or Charcot arthropathy, involves rapid degeneration and instability of a joint caused by hypesthesia. This condition is commonly caused by diabetes, while syringomyelia and arachnoid granulations are rare causes of NA. We report a 50-year old male who presents with progressive numbness to his arms, weakness to his righ... Show More
  • Lumber Disc Herniation - An Unusual Aetiology of Acute Painless Synchronous Foot Drop

    Mohamed Awad Mohamed Hassan, Majed Saleh Alanazi, Amjad Abdulkader Ahmad Darwish, Abdulhafeez Osman Eltoum Mohamed, Salah Hani Sharif, Saggaf Alawi Assaggaf

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, December 2022
    Pages: 52-55
    Received: Sep. 11, 2022
    Accepted: Sep. 22, 2022
    Published: Sep. 29, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijn.20220602.15
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    Abstract: Background and importance: Acute bilateral painless foot drop is a common symptom of various diagnoses and consider a red flag sign for a serious pathology in the central or peripheral nervous system including cerebral, spinal, and peripheral causes. Therefore, medical history and careful clinical examination are often used in the neurotopographic ... Show More
  • The Roof of the Labyrinthine Facial Nerve Canal and the Geniculate Ganglion Fossa on High-Resolution Computed Tomography: Dehiscence, Thickness and Pneumatization

    Fondjo Teu’Mbou Sa’Deu, Zunon-Kipre Yvan Jacques-Olivier Toualy, Kakou Konan Medard, Veillon Francis, Nchufor Roland, Motah Mathieu

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, December 2022
    Pages: 56-66
    Received: Aug. 23, 2022
    Accepted: Sep. 05, 2022
    Published: Oct. 11, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijn.20220602.16
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    Abstract: The labyrinthine segment of facial nerve canal and the geniculate ganglion fossa are two important landmarks in the middle cranial approach for acoustic neuromas removal. Their roof is drilled during this approach. The aim of the study was to appreciate the roof of these two structures on high-resolution computed tomography. To achieve this purpose... Show More
  • Outcomes of Surgical Decompression Approaches in Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Conventional VS Minimal Invasive VS Addition of Fixation

    Ahmed Nagaty, Hesham Radwan, Mohamed Helmy Abd Elshafouk, Ahmad Elsabaa

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, December 2022
    Pages: 67-76
    Received: Sep. 07, 2022
    Accepted: Sep. 26, 2022
    Published: Oct. 11, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijn.20220602.17
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    Abstract: Background: Lumbar spinal stenosis is one of the commonest causes of patients’ disability due to degenerative disorders. Surgery have been found to be a more effective in relieve of patients’ symptoms and improvement of physical disability after failure of conservative management for 6 months. A variety of surgical techniques are available for mana... Show More
  • Efficacy of Posterior Cervical Laminectomy and Fixation Technique Using High Speed Drill in Cervical Myelopathy

    Ahmed Nagaty, Ahmad Elsabaa, Mohamed Helmy Abd Elshafouk

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, December 2022
    Pages: 77-83
    Received: Sep. 07, 2022
    Accepted: Sep. 26, 2022
    Published: Oct. 11, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijn.20220602.18
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    Abstract: This study aims to assess the efficacy and accuracy of a technique for posterior cervical decompression and fixation using high speed drill for posterior laminectomy and anatomical lateral mass screws placement. Background: Posterior cervical decompression through laminectomy is a well-known approach for surgical management of multiple levels cervi... Show More
  • Pituitary Metastases Experience in a Neurosurgical Oncology Cohort

    Sebastian Rubino, Katherine Kunigelis, John Lynes, Solmaz Sahebjam, Krupal Patel, Andre Beer-Furlan, James Liu, Michael Vogelbaum, Arnold Etame, John Arrington, Nam Tran

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, December 2022
    Pages: 84-89
    Received: Aug. 19, 2022
    Accepted: Oct. 04, 2022
    Published: Oct. 21, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijn.20220602.19
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    Abstract: Previously reported prevalence of pituitary metastases ranges from 0.4-5%. This study’s primary objective is to determine the incidence of pituitary metastases among patients presenting for neurosurgical evaluation with abnormal pituitary imaging findings, and secondarily to report our outcomes. We conducted a single-center, retrospective chart rev... Show More
  • Dermoid Cyst of the Anterior Fontanelle: A Case Report and Literature Review

    Sanou Abdoulaye, Ouattara Ousmane, Comboigo Somnéré Louis Junior, Sabourin Justo Luis Delis, Haro Yakouba, Zoungrana Inoussa, Zabsonre Denléwendé Sylvain, Kabre Abel

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, December 2022
    Pages: 90-93
    Received: Sep. 23, 2022
    Accepted: Oct. 11, 2022
    Published: Oct. 21, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijn.20220602.20
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    Abstract: Background: Dermoid cysts are benign congenital lesions that usually appear on the surface of the skull mainly at the anterior fontanelle. They develop from abnormal sequestration and inclusion of the surface ectoderm along the lines of skin fusion during embryologic development. They are rare lesions and characterized by the presence of hair folli... Show More
  • Surgical Outcome of Expansile Duraplasty VS Multiple Dural Slits in Patients with Traumatic Acute Sub-Dural Hematoma in Terms of Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS)

    Nafees Ahmad Khan, Syed Arif Hussain, Umer Sajjad, Ghayur Abbas, Sajid Nazeer Bhatti

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, December 2022
    Pages: 94-98
    Received: Aug. 08, 2022
    Accepted: Oct. 12, 2022
    Published: Oct. 29, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijn.20220602.21
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    Abstract: Objective: To compare the post-operative Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS) of expansile duraplasty vs multiple dural slits in patients with traumatic Acute Sub Dural Hematoma. Duration: 20.11.2019 to 19.05.2002 (6months). Setting: Department of Neurosurgery, PIMS, Islamabad. Subject and Methods: The study design was a randomized control trial. A total of... Show More
  • Epidemiology of Pituitary Adenomas Operated at the University Hospital Center Yalgado Ouedraogo

    Yameogo Wendlasida Serge Pacome Arnauld, Zabsonre Denlewende Sylvain, Biogo Wend Toin Joseph, Kabre Abel

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, December 2022
    Pages: 99-103
    Received: Oct. 11, 2022
    Accepted: Oct. 29, 2022
    Published: Nov. 10, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijn.20220602.22
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    Abstract: Background: Pituitary adenomas are benign tumors whose incidence and/or prevalence are difficult to assess in the general population. Our objective was to determine the epidemiological data of pituitary adenomas from hospital data. Methods: A cross-sectional study (01 January 2006-31 December 2018) was carried out in the department of neurosurgery ... Show More
  • Transforaminal Endoscopic L5–S1 Discectomy Case Series One Year Experience

    Mohammed Helmy, Mohamed Nossier, Ahmed Hassan Abou-Zeid, Mahmoud Massoud, Ahmed Maamoun Ashour

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, December 2022
    Pages: 104-109
    Received: Nov. 02, 2022
    Accepted: Nov. 16, 2022
    Published: Nov. 29, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijn.20220602.23
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    Abstract: With recent advances in minimally invasive surgery, full endoscopic discectomy has been more involved, not only the interlaminar approach but also the transforaminal. Transforaminal endoscopic surgery (TFES) can decompress the nerve root with less insult to surrounding soft tissues compared to interlaminar or open approaches, resulting in less post... Show More