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Sinking skin flap syndrome in a patient with bone resorption after cranioplasty and ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement: illustrative case

Camryn R. Rohringer, Taryn J. Rohringer, Sumit Jhas, and Mehdi Shahideh

, Yamal JM , Hwang H , Robertson CS , Gopinath SP . Factors associated with shunt-dependent hydrocephalus after decompressive craniectomy for traumatic brain injury . J Neurosurg . 2018 ; 128 ( 5 ): 1547 – 1552 . 10.3171/2017.1.JNS162721 33628544 3 Gholampour S , Bahmani M , Shariati A . Comparing the efficiency of two treatment methods of hydrocephalus: shunt implantation and endoscopic third ventriculostomy . Basic Clin Neurosci . 2019 ; 10 ( 3 ): 185 – 198 . 4 Korhonen TK , Salokorpi N , Ohtonen P

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Traumatic sacral dermoid cyst rupture with intracranial subarachnoid seeding of lipid particles: illustrative case

Alexander Perdomo-Pantoja, Hesham Mostafa Zakaria, Brendan F. Judy, Jawad M. Khalifeh, Jose L. Porras, Tej D. Azad, Brian Y. Hwang, Timothy F. Witham, Chetan Bettegowda, and Nicholas Theodore

treated with antibiotics. † Surgery was intended, but the patient died of massive pulmonary embolus preoperatively. ‡ Hydrocephalus treated with ventriculoperitoneal shunt. § Meningism treated with analgesics. ¶ Hydrocephalus treated with third ventriculostomy. All 21 patients were adults; the mean age was 41.1 (standard deviation, 17.8) years, with a strong male predominance (7:1 ratio). The spinal dermoid cysts were mostly located in the lumbar spine (11 of 21 [52.4%]); others were located in the thoracolumbar (5 of 21 [23.8%]), sacral (3 of 21 [14

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Severe hyperglycorrhachia and status epilepticus after endoscopic aqueductoplasty: illustrative case

Anand A. Dharia, Ahmad Masri, Jay F. Rilinger, and Christian B. Kaufman

circumference, but his neurological exam was otherwise benign. Surgical options, which included endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV), ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement, and endoscopic fenestration with aqueductoplasty, were offered nonurgently when the patient reached 3 months of age. Considering the potential for future revisions with shunting and the 50% predicted failure rate calculated by the ETV success score, the family elected to proceed with endoscopic aqueductoplasty. At the time of surgery, intraventricular access was obtained via a right frontal approach using