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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895770/classical-intracranial-chondrosarcoma-a-case-report
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Jingyang Chi, Mingchao Zhang, Jianmin Kang
Intracranial chondrosarcoma is a rare malignant cartilage-forming tumor, with only a small number of cases in the posterior cranial fossa reported previously. The present study reports the case of a 40-year-old male patient who was admitted to Tianjin Huanhu Hospital with a progressive headache and dizziness that had lasted for 2 years. Physical and neurological examinations were normal. Radiography of the skull identified an opaque lesion in the left frontal region of the brain. Cranial computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a lesion with calcification and homogenous contrast enhancement in the left frontal region...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894943/acquired-chiari-malformation-and-syringomyelia-secondary-to-space-occupying-lesions-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Justin Wang, Naif M Alotaibi, Nardin Samuel, George M Ibrahim, Aria Fallah, Michael D Cusimano
BACKGROUND: Acquired Chiari malformations (ACM) and associated syringomyelia secondary to space-occupying lesions can cause neurological deficits independent of or in combination with the offending mass. Although type I CM are traditionally treated with posterior fossa decompression, optimal surgical management of ACM and associated syringomyelia remains unclear. The purpose of this study is to review the current literature surrounding the management of ACM. METHODS: A systematic review was performed in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines...
November 25, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889018/posterior-fossa-tumors
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REVIEW
Lara A Brandão, Tina Young Poussaint
Pediatric brain tumors are the leading cause of death from solid tumors in childhood. The most common posterior fossa tumors in children are medulloblastoma, atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor, cerebellar pilocytic astrocytoma, ependymoma, and brainstem glioma. Location, and imaging findings on computed tomography (CT) and conventional MR (cMR) imaging may provide important clues to the most likely diagnosis. Moreover, information obtained from advanced MR imaging techniques increase diagnostic confidence and help distinguish between different histologic tumor types...
February 2017: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888089/quantitative-measurements-of-the-skull-base-and-craniovertebral-junction-in-congenital-occipitalization-of-the-atlas-a-ct-based-anatomical-study
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Rui Zong, Yiheng Yin, Guangyu Qiao, Yazhou Jin, Xinguang Yu
BACKGROUND: To study the craniovertebral junction (CVJ) and determine the anatomical characteristics of occipitalization of the atlas (OC) by computed tomography imaging. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 80 cases of patients with OC who underwent cervical CT scanning between March 2012 and March 2014. Forty healthy subjects were recruited as a control cohort. Fusion pattern and associated osseous anomalies were recorded. Fifteen linear quantitative parameters were measured to study the outlet of the foramen magnum, angular dimension of the skull base, posterior cranial fossa, and height of the odontoid process...
November 22, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885877/surgical-outcomes-of-middle-fossa-approach-in-intracanalicular-vestibular-schwannoma
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Woo Seok Kang, Shin Ae Kim, Chan Joo Yang, Sung Hoon Nam, Jong Woo Chung
CONCLUSION: Middle fossa approach (MFA) shows a hearing preservation rate of 86% and facial nerve function was preserved with HB grade I or II in 93%. MFA is a good treatment option for intra-canalicular vestibular schwannomas when surgical excision is needed. BACKGROUND: Surgical outcomes of vestibular schwannoma have progressively improved with the advancement of microsurgical instruments. MFA is known to have better chances to preserve hearing, while it has limited access to the posterior fossa, limitation of tumor size, and higher risk of post-operative facial nerve weakness...
November 25, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885569/delayed-retrieval-of-a-displaced-maxillary-third-molar-from-infratemporal-space-via-trans-sinusoidal-approach-a-case-report-and-the-review-of-the-literature
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Metin Sencimen, Aydin Gülses, Sencer Secer, Tamer Zerener, Savaş Özarslantürk
AIM: The aim of this case report is to present the trans-sinusoidal pathway used to remove a displaced maxillary third molar from the infratemporal fossa and review the English literature regarding the techniques used. CASE REPORT: A 21-year-old male patient was referred with the findings of an oroantral fistula on the left maxillary vestibular first molar region and slight restriction of mouth opening. The patient underwent a maxillary sinus surgery in order to remove a sinus retention cyst via Caldwell-Luc access in a dental clinic 4 years ago...
November 24, 2016: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881822/lowered-h3k27me3-and-dna-hypomethylation-define-poorly-prognostic-pediatric-posterior-fossa-ependymomas
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Jill Bayliss, Piali Mukherjee, Chao Lu, Siddhant U Jain, Chan Chung, Daniel Martinez, Benjamin Sabari, Ashley S Margol, Pooja Panwalkar, Abhijit Parolia, Melike Pekmezci, Richard C McEachin, Marcin Cieslik, Benita Tamrazi, Benjamin A Garcia, Gaspare La Rocca, Mariarita Santi, Peter W Lewis, Cynthia Hawkins, Ari Melnick, C David Allis, Craig B Thompson, Arul M Chinnaiyan, Alexander R Judkins, Sriram Venneti
Childhood posterior fossa (PF) ependymomas cause substantial morbidity and mortality. These tumors lack recurrent genetic mutations, but a subset of these ependymomas exhibits CpG island (CpGi) hypermethylation [PF group A (PFA)], implicating epigenetic alterations in their pathogenesis. Further, histological grade does not reliably predict prognosis, highlighting the importance of developing more robust prognostic markers. We discovered global H3K27me3 reduction in a subset of these tumors (PF-ve ependymomas) analogous to H3K27M mutant gliomas...
November 23, 2016: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880060/neurogenic-pulmonary-oedema-complicating-traumatic-posterior-fossa-extradural-haematoma-case-report-and-review
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Ajay Hegde, G Lakshmi Prasad, Priyanka Kini
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary oedema is accumulation of fluid in the lung air spaces and interstitia. Neurogenic pulmonary oedema (NPE) is a potentially life-threatening condition which has been noted in head injury, subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH), intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) and others. Timely management is crucial to achieve good outcome; however, no specific guidelines have been defined. METHODS: A 33-year female involved in a motor vehicular accident had a GCS of 14/15 and CT scan showed a moderate-sized unilateral posterior fossa extradural haematoma (PFEDH)...
November 23, 2016: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875795/cerebellar-hemisphere-herniation-in-the-neck-case-report-of-a-very-rare-complication-following-a-posterior-fossa-craniectomy
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Riccardo Caruso, Alessandro Pesce, Emanuele Piccione, Luigi Marrocco, Venceslao Wierzbicki
This article presents a very rare late complication of surgery to the posterior fossa involving a craniectomy: cerebellar hemisphere herniation in the neck, through the craniectomy site. Here we also analyse the possible causes of such complication.
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873347/infantile-hemangioma-with-minimal-or-arrested-growth-further-observations-on-clinical-and-histopathologic-findings-of-this-unique-but-underrecognized-entity
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Ellen Hui Ma, Susan J Robertson, Chung W Chow, Philip S Bekhor
BACKGROUND: Infantile hemangioma (IH) with minimal or arrested growth (IH-MAG) is becoming increasingly recognized in the literature. It is important to be aware of their existence, because the correct diagnosis is essential for prognostication and treatment and, in the case of facial segmental lesions, the direction of further investigations if PHACE (posterior fossa abnormalities and other structural brain abnormalities; hemangioma(s) of the cervical facial region; arterial cerebrovascular anomalies; cardiac defects, aortic coarctation, and other aortic abnormalities; eye anomalies) syndrome or Sturge-Weber syndrome is suspected...
November 22, 2016: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872228/child-neurology-diencephalic-syndrome-like-presentation-of-a-cervicomedullary-brainstem-tumor
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Melanie Conway, Resham Ejaz, Elizabeth Kouzmitcheva, Deena Savlov, James T Rutka, Mahendranath Moharir
Diencephalic syndrome is a rare clinical entity, traditionally encompassing severe failure to thrive, nystagmus, and hyperkinesis, secondary to an intracranial neoplasm that is classically located in the hypothalamic region and its vicinity. However, the presenting features can be variable, often resulting in delayed diagnosis, which may worsen prognosis. This case report describes the atypical presentation of a posterior fossa tumor with features reminiscent of diencephalic syndrome that have not previously been reported in the literature...
November 22, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870349/ontogeny-of-the-postorbital-region-in-tarsiers-and-other-primates
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Valerie B DeLeon, Timothy D Smith, Alfred L Rosenberger
Bony structure of the postorbital region is a key trait distinguishing major clades of primates. Strepsirrhines share a postorbital bar, and anthropoids share a complete postorbital septum. At issue is whether the partial postorbital septum of tarsiers unites living tarsiers more closely with anthropoids than with certain large-eyed Eocene fossils. Previously we reported incomplete postorbital closure in tarsiers at birth. In this article, we document comparative analyses of the postorbital region in a broad range of perinatal primates...
December 2016: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866097/current-therapy-and-the-evolving-molecular-landscape-of-paediatric-ependymoma
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REVIEW
Soumen Khatua, Vijay Ramaswamy, Eric Bouffet
Ependymomas are the third commonest paediatric central nervous system (CNS) tumour, accounting for 6-12% of brain tumours in children. The management of these tumours has seen considerable changes over the last two decades, leading to a significant improvement in outcomes. However, despite advances in neurosurgical, neuroimaging and postoperative adjuvant therapy, management of these tumours remain challenging, and recurrence occurs in over 50% of cases, particularly when complete resection is not achieved prior to conformal radiotherapy...
November 17, 2016: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865668/a-small-pons-as-a-characteristic-finding-in-down-syndrome-a-quantitative-mri-study
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Yuta Fujii, Noriko Aida, Tetsu Niwa, Mikako Enokizono, Kumiko Nozawa, Tomio Inoue
BACKGROUND: Down syndrome (DS) is the most common chromosomal aberration, but the characteristics of the brainstem component in this condition during childhood (from newborn to preteen stages) have not been clarified. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the morphological features of the brainstem in DS on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: MRIs for 32 children with DS (16 boys and girls each; age range, 0-11years) without major brain insults, and 32 age-matched controls (16 boys and girls each) were retrospectively analyzed...
November 16, 2016: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863117/unique-turbinal-morphology-in-horseshoe-bats-chiroptera-rhinolophidae
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Abigail A Curtis, Nancy B Simmons
The mammalian nasal fossa contains a set of delicate and often structurally complex bones called turbinals. Turbinals and associated mucosae function in regulating respiratory heat and water loss, increasing surface area for olfactory tissue, and directing airflow within the nasal fossa. We used high-resolution micro-CT scanning to investigate a unique maxilloturbinal morphology in thirty-seven species from the bat family Rhinolophidae, which we compared with those of families Hipposideridae, Megadermatidae, and Pteropodidae...
November 14, 2016: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862174/application-of-a-barometer-for-assessment-of-oral-functions-donders-space
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K Hiraki, Y Yamada, M Kurose, W Ofusa, T Sugiyama, R Ishida
We developed a barometer applicable to a small space, to assess oral and pharyngeal functions. Negative oral pressure during rest and pressure changes during swallowing were measured in a space between the palate and tongue (STP). Twenty volunteers were asked to sit in a chair in a relaxed upright position. A sensor was placed on the posterior midline of hard palate. Recording commenced just before subjects closed their lips and continued. Subjects were asked to swallow saliva and keep the apposition. Finally, subjects were asked to open their mouth...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861331/intraparenchymal-endodermal-cyst-with-spontaneous-intracystic-hemorrhage-in-the-temporal-lobe-of-an-adult
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Xin-Jie Bao, Xue-Yuan Li, Qi-Pu Wang, Xin-Yu Ren, Zhi-Yong Liang, Wen-Bin Ma, Ren-Zhi Wang, Jun-Ji Wei
BACKGROUND: Endodermal cysts (EC) are rare but well-known congenial lesions of the central nervous system mainly located in the spinal subdural space. Intracranial ECs are rare and commonly encountered in the posterior cranial fossa as extra-axial lesions; an intraparenchymal location is exceedingly rare. A complete removal is the best surgical strategy and any residue can cause recurrence. It is necessary to exclude EC in patients with intracranial cystic lesions. We present a case of intraparenchymal EC with spontaneous intracystic hemorrhage in the temporal lobe of an adult...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858679/entire-syringomyelia-associated-with-chiari-ii-malformation-and-severe-scoliosis-and-hydrocephalus
#18
Jie Liang, Weifei Wu, Neng Ru, Jianfeng Chen
BACKGROUND: The syrinx can occur in any region of the spinal cord and is common in cervical and/or thoracic region, and distributing along spinal cord is unusual, especially association with Chiari II malformation and scoliosis. OBJECTIVE: To report a first case of entire syringomyelia associated with Chiari II malformation and severe scoliosis and hydrocephalus. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient began to experience symptoms of bilateral hand weakness in adulthood...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858204/the-current-consensus-on-the-clinical-management-of-intracranial-ependymoma-and-its-distinct-molecular-variants
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Kristian W Pajtler, Stephen C Mack, Vijay Ramaswamy, Christian A Smith, Hendrik Witt, Amy Smith, Jordan R Hansford, Katja von Hoff, Karen D Wright, Eugene Hwang, Didier Frappaz, Yonehiro Kanemura, Maura Massimino, Cécile Faure-Conter, Piergiorgio Modena, Uri Tabori, Katherine E Warren, Eric C Holland, Koichi Ichimura, Felice Giangaspero, David Castel, Andreas von Deimling, Marcel Kool, Peter B Dirks, Richard G Grundy, Nicholas K Foreman, Amar Gajjar, Andrey Korshunov, Jonathan Finlay, Richard J Gilbertson, David W Ellison, Kenneth D Aldape, Thomas E Merchant, Eric Bouffet, Stefan M Pfister, Michael D Taylor
Multiple independent genomic profiling efforts have recently identified clinically and molecularly distinct subgroups of ependymoma arising from all three anatomic compartments of the central nervous system (supratentorial brain, posterior fossa, and spinal cord). These advances motivated a consensus meeting to discuss: (1) the utility of current histologic grading criteria, (2) the integration of molecular-based stratification schemes in future clinical trials for patients with ependymoma and (3) current therapy in the context of molecular subgroups...
November 17, 2016: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858071/-anatomy-of-temporomandibular-joint-and-condyle-position-in-uygur-adult-patients-evaluated-with-cone-beam-ct
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Jie-Rui Wang, Xu Pan, Cong-Bo Mi
PURPOSE: To compare the anatomy and condyle-fossa relationship difference between Uygur adult patients with Class I and Class II division 1 malocclusion by three dimensional cone-beam CT (CBCT). METHODS: Sixty-four patients with Class I and Class II division 1 malocclusion were selected, and the CBCT scans of their temporomandibular joints were taken.The difference of the condylar morphology and location between Class I and Class II division 1 patients was analyzed with SPSS 17...
August 2016: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
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