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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159158/transarterial-balloon-assisted-onyx-embolization-of-intracranial-arteriovenous-malformations-using-a-dual-lumen-balloon-microcatheter-two-case-reports
#1
Sang Heum Kim, Tae Gon Kim, Min Ho Kong
The Onyx system has been well established in recent years as a very important material in the treatment of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). When using the Onyx, it is essential to wait for the creation of a plug around the tip of the catheter, which enables the effective forward penetration of Onyx. Recent reports have shown that the introduction of a dimethyl sulfoxide compatible dual-lumen balloon microcatheter improves the efficiency of AVM embolization. We report our recent experience of two cases of intracranial AVM embolization using Onyx and the transarterial balloon-assisted technique...
September 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139152/giant-intracranial-arteriovenous-malformation-as-the-focus-of-epileptic-seizures
#2
Mio Takayama, Kenji Hara, Aya Matsusue, Brian Waters, Natsuki Ikematsu, Masayuki Kashiwagi, Shin-Ichi Kubo
A man in his late thirties was found in a supine position in the hallway of his house. He had been diagnosed with epilepsy at approximately 20 years old. Since stopping treatment, epileptic events occurred more frequently and his condition deteriorated in the past 2 years. Autopsy revealed that head injuries were found on the left side of his head. A fracture from the left parietal bone to the anterior cranial fossa was also detected. A subdural hemorrhage (hematoma) spanned a wide range. A subarachnoid hemorrhage was also identified in the left parietal region...
November 14, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137094/a-novel-non-contrast-enhanced-mra-using-silent-scan-for-evaluation-of-brain-arteriovenous-malformation-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#3
Jin Il Moon, Hye Jin Baek, Kyeong Hwa Ryu, Hyun Park
RATIONALE: Brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are congenital vascular abnormalities involving abnormal connections between arteries and veins. In clinical practice, imaging studies help evaluate feeding arteries, niduses, draining venous systems, and coexisting complications in patients with brain AVM. They also have an impact on decision-making regarding clinical management. We applied a novel non-contrast-enhanced MR angiography (MRA) technique, termed "silent MRA," for evaluating an incidental brain AVM...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124649/angiotensin-receptor-blockade-a-novel-approach-for-symptomatic-radiation-necrosis-after-stereotactic-radiosurgery
#4
Mudit Chowdhary, Derick Okwan-Duodu, Jeffrey M Switchenko, Robert H Press, Jaymin Jhaveri, Zachary S Buchwald, Jim Zhong, Bhavana V Chapman, Ranjit S Bindra, Joseph N Contessa, Henry S Park, James B Yu, Roy H Decker, Jeffrey J Olson, Nelson M Oyesiku, Ross A Abrams, Hui-Kuo G Shu, Walter J Curran, Ian R Crocker, Kirtesh R Patel
Preclinical evidence suggests angiotensin blockade therapy (ABT) decreases late radiation toxicities. This study aims to investigate the association between ABT and symptomatic radiation necrosis (SRN) following stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Resected brain metastases (rBM) and arteriovenous malformation (AVM) patients treated with SRS from 2002 to 2015 were identified. Patients in the ABT cohort were on therapy during SRS and at 1-month follow up. Kaplan Meier method and cumulative incidence model were used to analyze overall survival (OS) and intracranial outcomes...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105011/modern-robot-assisted-radiosurgery-of-cerebral-angiomas-own-experiences-system-comparisons-and-comprehensive-literature-overview
#5
Thomas Feutren, Andres Huertas, Julia Salleron, René Anxionnat, Serge Bracard, Olivier Klein, Didier Peiffert, Valérie Bernier-Chastagner
Cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are rare vascular lesions potentially responsible for substantial neurological morbidity and mortality. Over the past four decades, radiosurgery has become a valid therapeutic option for many patients with small intracranial AVMs, but reports describing the use of robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) are rare. The purposes of this study are to describe the efficacy and toxicity of robotic SRS for AVMs and to review the literature. The reports of 48 consecutive patients treated with SRS were reviewed...
November 5, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988494/extravasation-of-contrast-spot-sign-predicts-in-hospital-mortality-in-ruptured-arteriovenous-malformation
#6
Zengpanpan Ye, Xiaolin Ai, Jun Zheng, Xin Hu, Chao You, Faramand Andrew M, Fang Fang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The spot sign is a highly specific and sensitive predictor of hematoma expansion in following primary intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Rare cases of the spot sign have been documented in patients with intracranial hemorrhage secondary to arteriovenous malformation (AVM). The purpose of this retrospective study is to assess the accuracy of spot sign in predicting clinical outcomes in patients with ruptured AVM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a prospectively maintained database was performed for patients who presented to West China Hospital with ICH secondary to AVM in the period between January 2009 and September 2016...
October 9, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937545/non-contrast-pseudo-continuous-arterial-spin-labeling-and-accelerated-3-dimensional-radial-acquisition-intracranial-3-dimensional-magnetic-resonance-angiography-for-the-detection-and-classification-of-intracranial-arteriovenous-shunts
#7
Tilman Schubert, Zachary Clark, Carolina Sandoval-Garcia, Ryan Zea, Oliver Wieben, Huimin Wu, Patrick A Turski, Kevin M Johnson
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the sensitivity and specificity of pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling (PCASL) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) with 3-dimensional (3D) radial acquisition for the detection of intracranial arteriovenous (AV) shunts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 32 patients who underwent PCASL-MRA, clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)/MRA exam, and digital subtraction angiography (DSA) were included in this retrospective analysis...
September 20, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917252/stereotactic-radiosurgery-of-the-brain-a-review-of-common-indications
#8
Philip Gilbo, Isabella Zhang, Jonathan Knisely
Over the past half-century since Lars Leksell first utilized radiation to address deep and difficult to treat lesions of the central nervous system (CNS), intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has become an increasingly valued tool in the hands of neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists. Following developments in medical imaging and radiation technology, radiosurgery has evolved from its first application in movement disorders to widespread use for a varied range of malignant and benign conditions. SRS remains a powerful, minimally invasive instrument that offers additional options for intervention to a diverse patient population...
September 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735438/adenosine-assisted-neurovascular-surgery-initial-case-series-and-review-of-literature
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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/multistage-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-large-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformations-using-the-gamma-knife-platform
#12
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 multistage 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...
October 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645597/spinal-arteriovenous-malformation-associated-with-parkes-weber-syndrome-report-of-two-cases-and-literature-review
#13
Zi-Fu Li, Qiang Li, Yi Xu, Bo Hong, Qing-Hai Huang, Jian-Min Liu
OBJECTIVE: To present 2 cases of Parkes Weber syndrome (PWS) with spinal arteriovenous malformation (AVM) and discuss the radiologic features and clinical treatment with literature review. METHODS: Clinical data on 2 patients with PWS 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 a literature review. RESULTS: The first patient presented with limb weakness and urinary dysfunction and the second with repetitive subarachnoid hemorrhage followed by paraplegia...
November 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
#14
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...
October 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605551/abc-2-method-does-not-accurately-predict-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformation-volume
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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...
November 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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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