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Ruptured intraventricular brain abscesses due to Fusobacterium nucleatum with obstructive hydrocephalus: illustrative case

Nina Srour, Audrey Demand, Yi Zhang, William Musick, Annette Lista, and Jiejian Lin

. CSF cytology was negative for a malignant process and CSF pathology only confirmed suppurative diagnosis. The patient was transferred to the Houston Methodist main hospital neurosurgical ICU for higher level of care. Antimicrobial coverage was broadened to linezolid, meropenem, and intrathecal vancomycin and gentamicin. Repeat head CT revealed progressive pus in the left lateral ventricle with obstructive hydrocephalus, necessitating endoscopic third ventriculostomy and placement of a second right frontal EVD. The patient’s neurological symptoms gradually improved

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Cronobacter brain abscess and refractory epilepsy in a newborn: role of epilepsy surgery. Illustrative case

Meredith Yang, John Tsiang, Melissa A. LoPresti, and Sandi Lam

underwent a corpus callosotomy and additional abscess debridement. Seizures resolved after surgery, with confirmatory follow-up EEG on hospital day 45, which showed no electrographic seizures. Abscess resolution was confirmed with surveillance imaging ( Fig. 4 ). The patient completed an 8-week course of intravenous cefepime and gentamicin. As a sequela of his intracranial infection, the patient had postinfectious hydrocephalus, subsequently managed by an endoscopic third ventriculostomy, septostomy, and aqueductoplasty, with a durable result at the 18-month follow

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Stereotactic surgery for neurocysticercosis of the 4th ventricle: illustrative cases

Luis J. Saavedra, Carlos M. Vásquez, Hector H. García, Luis A. Antonio, Yelimer Caucha, Jesús Félix, Jorge E. Medina, and William W. Lines

-dating in diagnosis and treatment. Article in Spanish . Neurologia . 2005 ; 20 ( 8 ): 412 – 418 . 29465742 9 Sandoval-Balanzario MA , Rincón-Navarro RA , Granados-López R , Santos-Franco JA . Endoscopic third ventriculostomy for chronic communicating hydrocephalus in adults. Article in Spanish . Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc . 2015 ; 53 ( 3 ): 280 – 285 . 10 Campbell BR , Reynoso D , White AC . Intraventricular neurocysticercosis and Bruns’ syndrome: a review . J Rare Dis Res Treat . 2017 ; 2 ( 2 ): 1 – 5 . 10

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Transventricular endoscopic approach to the anterior interhemispheric fissure for neurocysticercosis: illustrative cases

Mao Vásquez, Luis J. Saavedra, Hector H. García, Alejandro Apaza, Yelimer Caucha, Jorge E. Medina, Dennis Heredia, Fernando Romero, and William W. Lines-Aguilar

. Surgery We used a Storz device for ventricular endoscopy, approaching through the right Kocher’s point with a trephine, in the same projection as for an endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) once in the right lateral ventricle the thalamus-striate vein, choroid plexus, and the protrusion at the floor of the lateral ventricle produced by the NCC cysts in the AIF ( Fig. 2 ), which was fenestrated with bipolar coagulation up to the AIF ( Fig. 2 ). From here, some cysts began to appear and were removed with a Nelaton #8 probe, which allowed us to extract a greater volume

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Immunocompetent isolated cerebral mucormycosis presenting with obstructive hydrocephalus: illustrative case

Khoa N Nguyen, Lindsey M Freeman, Timothy H Ung, Steven Ojemann, and Fabio Grassia

to red blood cells (2,000) on cell count. The differential resulted in 8% neutrophils, 65% lymphocytes, and 27% monocytes. Cultures were negative. Four days later, the patient underwent planned endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV). An intraoperative decision was made to also complete an endoscopic biopsy. Induction of general anesthesia, endotracheal intubation, and patient head fixation in a neutral 30° elevated position were completed in typical fashion. After the usual surgical preparation, a right frontal burr hole was made at Kocher’s point, and the dura