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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735438/adenosine-assisted-neurovascular-surgery-initial-case-series-and-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Alaa Al-Mousa, Gahan Bose, Katharine Hunt, Ahmed K Toma
Cerebral aneurysms in complex anatomical locations and intraoperative rupture of aneurysms are challenging for neurosurgeons and anaesthetists alike. Mechanical and non-mechanical methods to reduce blood flow into aneurysms are well-recognised techniques to facilitate aneurysm exclusion from the circulation. Mechanical methods like temporary clipping of parent arteries, carotid artery ligation and endovascular balloon occlusion are commonly used in clinical practice. However, non-mechanical techniques such as rapid ventricular pacing and adenosine-induced cardiac standstill with hypotension are still emerging strategies...
July 22, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718234/paediatrics-brain-imaging-in-epilepsy-common-presenting-symptoms-and-spectrum-of-abnormalities-detected-on-mri
#2
Azmat Ali, Faiza Akram, Ghayyur Khan, Shaukat Hussain
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy, a common neurological disorder can present at any age and has a number of aetiologies with underlying brain disease being the most common aetiology. Brain imaging becomes important and mandatory in the work up for epilepsy in localization and lateralization of the seizure focus. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in the department of Radiology Ayub Medical Teaching Institution Abbottabad from 1st March 2015 to 31st March 2016...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686111/delayed-treatment-of-ruptured-brain-avms-is-it-ok-to-wait
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Jeffrey S Beecher, Kristopher Lyon, Vin Shen Ban, Awais Vance, Cameron M McDougall, Louis A Whitworth, Jonathan A White, Duke Samson, H Hunt Batjer, Babu G Welch
OBJECTIVE Despite a hemorrhagic presentation, many patients with arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) do not require emergency resection. The timing of definitive management is not standardized in the cerebrovascular community. This study was designed to evaluate the safety of delaying AVM treatment in clinically stable patients with a new hemorrhagic presentation. The authors examined the rate of rehemorrhage or neurological decline in a cohort of patients with ruptured brain AVMs during a period of time posthemorrhage...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681423/multi-stage-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-large-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformations-using-the-gamma-knife-platform
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Chuxiong Ding, Brian Hrycushko, Louis Whitworth, Xiang Li, Lucien Nedzi, Bradley Weprin, Ramzi Abdulrahman, Babu Welch, Steve B Jiang, Zabi Wardak, Robert D Timmerman
PURPOSE: Radiosurgery is an established technique to treat Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs). Obliteration of larger AVMs (>10-15 cm(3) or diameter > 3 cm) in a single session is challenging with current radiosurgery platforms due to toxicity. We present a novel technique of multi-stage stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for large intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVM) using the Gamma Knife system. MATERIALS/METHODS: Eighteen patients with large (>10-15 cm(3) or diameter ⩾3 cm) AVMs, which were previously treated using a staged SRS technique on the Cyberknife platform, were retrospectively selected for this study...
July 6, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645597/spinal-arteriovenous-malformation-associated-with-parkes-weber-syndrome-report-of-two-cases-and-literature-review
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Zi-Fu Li, Qiang Li, Yi Xu, Bo Hong, Qing-Hai Huang, Jian-Min Liu
OBJECTIVE: To present two cases of Parkes Weber syndrome (PWS) with spinal arteriovenous malformation(AVM), and discuss the radiological features and clinical treatment with literature review. METHODS: Clinical data on two PWS patients with spinal AVM was acquired in a prospective follow-up investigation. Clinical manifestations, radiographic features, procedural results and follow-up outcome were collected and reviewed together with literature review. RESULTS: The first patient presented with limb weakness and urinary dysfunction and the second with repetitive subarachnoid hemorrhage followed by paraplegia...
June 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614989/a-challenging-entity-of-endovascular-embolization-with-onyx-for-brainstem-arteriovenous-malformation-experience-from-13-cases
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Hengwei Jin, Zhan Liu, Qing Chang, Chang Chen, Huijian Ge, Xianli Lv, Youxiang Li
Objective Brainstem arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are rare lesions with a high risk of intracranial hemorrhage and are challenging to treat. We present our experience of endovascular embolization with Onyx in these aggressive lesions. Materials and methods Between 2007 and 2016, 13 patients with brainstem AVMs were embolized with Onyx at our center. Twelve patients presented with intracranial hemorrhage and one with headache. Retrospective examinations of patient demographics, clinical presentation, angiographic features, treatment modalities, postoperative complications and outcomes were carried out...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605551/abc-2-method-does-not-accurately-predict-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformation-volume
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Christopher Roark, Venu Vadlamudi, Neeraj Chaudhary, Joseph J Gemmete, Joshua Seinfeld, B Gregory Thompson, Aditya S Pandey
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a treatment option for cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) to prevent intracranial hemorrhage. The decision to proceed with SRS is usually based on calculated nidal volume. Physicians commonly use the ABC/2 formula, based on digital subtraction angiography (DSA), when counseling patients for SRS. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether AVM volume calculated using the ABC/2 method on DSA is accurate when compared to the exact volume calculated from thin-cut axial sections used for SRS planning...
June 10, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603431/hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-and-pregnancy-potential-adverse-events-and-pregnancy-outcomes
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REVIEW
Omar Bari, Philip R Cohen
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is an autosomal dominant condition with a prevalence of ~1 in 5,000 individuals. The pathophysiology of this condition centers on the lack of capillary beds between arterioles and venules, leading to direct contact between these vessels. This results in telangiectases on characteristic locations such as the face, fingers, mouth, and nasal mucosa. Visceral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are also observed in many patients, and these are most commonly seen in the brain, gastrointestinal tract, and lungs...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600483/extending-the-indications-for-transvenous-approach-embolization-for-superficial-brain-arteriovenous-malformations
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Dinark Conceição Viana, Luis Henrique de Castro-Afonso, Guilherme Seizem Nakiri, Lucas Moretti Monsignore, Felipe Padovani Trivelato, Benedicto Oscar Colli, Daniel Giansante Abud
INTRODUCTION: Transarterial embolization is the standard endovascular treatment strategy for intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). The transvenous approach has been indicated for the embolization of deep AVMs meeting a set of strict eligibility criteria. The present study aims to assess the safety and efficacy of the transvenous approach for superficial AVMs. METHODS: A retrospective series of 12 patients presenting with cortical AVMs were treated by endovascular embolization using a transvenous approach with a curative intent...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565984/novel-use-of-flow-diversion-for-the-treatment-of-aneurysms-associated-with-arteriovenous-malformations
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Craig Kilburg, Philipp Taussky, M Yashar S Kalani, Min S Park
The use of flow-diverting stents for intracranial aneurysms has become more prevalent, and flow diverters are now routinely used beyond their initial scope of approval at the proximal internal carotid artery. Although flow diversion for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms is becoming more commonplace, there have been no reports of its use to treat flow-related cerebral aneurysms associated with arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). The authors report the cases of 2 patients whose AVM-associated aneurysms were managed with flow diversion...
June 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555270/critical-review-of-brain-avm-surgery-surgical-results-and-natural-history-in-2017
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REVIEW
Michael Kerin Morgan, Andrew Stewart Davidson, Nazih N A Assaad, Marcus Andrew Stoodley
BACKGROUND: An understanding of the present standing of surgery, surgical results and the role in altering the future morbidity and mortality of untreated brain arteriovenous malformations (bAVMs) is appropriate considering the myriad alternative management pathways (including radiosurgery, embolization or some combination of treatments), varying risks and selection biases that have contributed to confusion regarding management. The purpose of this review is to clarify the link between the incidence of adverse outcomes that are reported from a management pathway of either surgery or no intervention with the projected risks of surgery or no intervention...
August 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552158/epidemiology-genetics-pathophysiology-and-prognostic-classifications-of-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformations
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Alp Ozpinar, Gustavo Mendez, Adib A Abla
Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are vascular deformities involving fistula formation of arterial to venous structures without an intervening capillary bed. Such anomalies can prove fatal as the high arterial flow can disrupt the integrity of venous walls, thus leading to dangerous sequelae such as hemorrhage. Diagnosis of these lesions in the central nervous system can often prove challenging as intracranial AVMs represent a heterogeneous vascular pathology with various presentations and symptomatology. The literature suggests that most brain AVMs (bAVMs) are identified following evaluation of the etiology of acute cerebral hemorrhage, or incidentally on imaging associated with seizure or headache workup...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552148/arteriovenous-malformations-epidemiology-clinical-presentation-and-diagnostic-evaluation
#13
Joshua W Osbun, Matthew R Reynolds, Daniel L Barrow
Brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) represent an uncommon disease of the central nervous system characterized by an arteriovenous shunt in which one or multiple arterial pedicles feed into a vascular nidus, creating early drainage into a venous outflow channel. These lesions are considered to be congenital and can come to clinical attention in a variety of ways such as seizure, intracranial hemorrhage, chronic headache or progressive neurological deficit. We focus on the epidemiology, clinical presentation and diagnostic evaluation in this chapter...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521439/arteriovenous-malformation-and-thyroid-metastasis-from-underlying-renal-cell-carcinoma-an-unusual-presentation-of-malignancy-a-case-report
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H J Albandar, E S Roberto, J R H See, J H Sabiers
Renal Clear Cell Carcinoma (RCC) comprises over 80% of renal malignancies in adults. Thyroid gland metastasis is rare in RCC. Few studies have described cases of RCC mistaken for benign arteriovenous malformation (AVM). To the best of our knowledge, an AVM arising from underlying RCC metastasis to the brain has not yet been reported. The current study presents a case of RCC metastasis to the thyroid gland, with an AVM identified to be a result of metastatic involvement in the brain. A 45-year-old African-American female presented with left-sided weakness, slurred speech, facial droop and seizure...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521353/intraoperative-angiography-for-arteriovenous-malformation-resection-in-the-prone-and-lateral-positions-using-upper-extremity-arterial-access
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Erez Nossek, David J Chalif, Razvan Buciuc, Eric J Gandras, Erich G Anderer, Sal Insigna, Amir R Dehdashti, Avi Setton
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative angiography is routinely utilized for aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) to verify complete occlusion and resection. Surgery for spinal and posterior fossa neurovascular lesions is usually performed in prone position. Intraoperative angiography in the prone position is challenging and there is no standardized protocol for this procedure. OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience with intraoperative angiography in the prone and lateral positions, using upper extremity arterial access...
June 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495425/volume-staged-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-large-intracranial-arteriovenous-malformations
#16
Adeel Ilyas, Dale Ding, H Robert Hixson, Zhiyuan Xu, Robert M Starke, Jason P Sheehan
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is an effective treatment option for intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVM). However, the treatment of large AVMs (nidus volume ≥12cm(3)) with single-session SRS alone yields generally poor outcomes. Volume-staged SRS (VS-SRS) is a therapeutic strategy for large AVMs which seeks to avoid the disadvantages of single-session SRS, but reports regarding its efficacy remain limited. The aim of this retrospective cohort study is to assess the outcomes of VS-SRS for large AVMs...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475722/comparison-of-hemorrhagic-risk-in-intracranial-arteriovenous-malformations-between-conservative-management-and-embolization-as-the-single-treatment-modality
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Wuyang Yang, Jose L Porras, Risheng Xu, Maria Braileanu, Syed Khalid, Alice L Hung, Justin M Caplan, Tomas Garzon-Muvdi, Xiaoming Rong, Geoffrey P Colby, Alexander L Coon, Rafael J Tamargo, Judy Huang
BACKGROUND: Embolization has been discussed as a feasible single modality treatment for intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). OBJECTIVE: To compare hemorrhagic risk between embolization and conservative management in a multivariate survival analysis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of patients with intracranial AVMs evaluated at our institution from 1990 to 2013. We included patients recommended to undergo embolization without other treatment modalities and patients managed conservatively...
May 5, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431043/male-gender-associated-with-post-treatment-seizure-risk-of-pediatric-arteriovenous-malformation-patients
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Wuyang Yang, Erick M Westbroek, Heather Anderson-Keightly, Justin M Caplan, Xiaoming Rong, Alice L Hung, Maria Braileanu, Joanna Y Wang, Geoffrey P Colby, Alexander L Coon, Rafael J Tamargo, Edward S Ahn, Judy Huang
BACKGROUND: Seizure risk has not been fully characterized in pediatric patients with arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). OBJECTIVE: To describe the progression and risk factors of post-treatment seizure in children with AVMs. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed pediatric patients diagnosed with intracranial AVMs at our institution between 1990 and 2013. Clinical and angiographic variables were included in univariate and multivariate Cox proportional hazard models to explore risk factors associated with time-related seizure outcomes...
June 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424268/favorable-outcome-in-patients-with-intracranial-hemorrhage-due-to-ruptured-brain-avm
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EDITORIAL
Dennis R Buis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421824/thrombosis-of-the-draining-vein-causes-intracranial-haemorrhage-in-the-natural-history-of-brain-arteriovenous-malformation-case-report
#20
Raita Fukaya, Katsuhiro Mizutani, Masahito Fukuchi, Koji Fujii
Rupture of arteriovenous malformations (AVM) may be caused by venous outflow restriction, but there is no radiographic evidence of this. We report a case showing only a venous thrombus preceding intracranial haemorrhage from AVM. This is the first evidence that venous thrombus results in AVM rupture in its natural history.
April 19, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
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