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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527815/neuroimaging-and-neuropathological-characteristics-of-cerebellar-injury-in-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants
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Mayumi Matsufuji, Nozomi Sano, Hisashi Tsuru, Sachio Takashima
OBJECTIVE: To determine the morphological characteristics and pathogenic factors of cerebellar injury in extremely low birth weight infants (ELBWI). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Neuroimaging examination was performed on 17 eligible surviving ELBWI. Their MR images were assessed and classified its pattern of cerebellar injuries. Brain pathology was examined on 15 patients, who isolated this neuroimaging subjects. The trend of brain pathologies was revealed. RESULTS: Four types of morphological pattern were recognized: (i) the absence of major portions in the cerebellum (6/17 cases); (ii) focal cerebellar tissue loss (2/17); (iii) unilateral cerebellar atrophy/hypoplasia (3/17); (iv) small cerebellum with entrapped fourth ventricle (6/17)...
May 17, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527263/-racemose-neurocysticercosis-neuroimaging-guides-the-diagnosis
#2
Carlos Hugo Zapata, Sergio Alberto Vargas, Carlos Santiago Uribe
Neurocysticercosis is the leading cause of parasitosis of the central nervous system and acquired epilepsy in developing countries. The clinical manifestations of neurocysticercosis, especially its racemose variant, are pleomorphic and unspecific, characteristics that hinder the diagnosis and make it a challenge for the clinician.The objective of this report was to describe two cases of racemose neurocysticercosis in which neuroimaging led to the definitive diagnosis. The first case involved a patient with persistent headache and focal neurological signs...
April 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527006/analysis-of-surgical-and-mri-factors-associated-with-cerebellar-mutism
#3
Anjali Sergeant, Michelle Masayo Kameda-Smith, Branavan Manoranjan, Brij Karmur, JoAnn Duckworth, Tina Petrelli, Katey Savage, Olufemi Ajani, Blake Yarascavitch, M Constantine Samaan, Katrin Scheinemann, Cheryl Alyman, Saleh Almenawer, Forough Farrokhyar, Adam J Fleming, Sheila Kumari Singh, Nina Stein
The surgical risk factors and neuro-imaging characteristics associated with cerebellar mutism (CM) remain unclear and require further investigation. Therefore, we aimed to examine surgical and MRI findings associated with CM in children following posterior fossa tumor resection. Using our data registry, we retrospectively collected data from pediatric patients who acquired CM and were matched based on age and pathology type with individuals who did not acquire CM after posterior fossa surgery. The strength of association between surgical and MRI variables and CM were examined using odds ratios (ORs) and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521036/a-novel-approach-of-navigation-assisted-flexible-neuroendoscopy
#4
Jaime G Torres-Corzo, Leonardo Rangel-Castilla, Mario Alberto Islas-Aguilar, Roberto Rodríguez-Della Vecchia
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Neuronavigation-assisted endoscopy is commonly used for skull base and intraventricular surgery. Flexible neuroendoscopy offers certain advantages over rigid endoscopy; however, a major disadvantage of the flexible endoscope has been easy disorientation in the flexed position. Neuronavigation-assisted flexible neuroendoscopy was not available until now. This is the first report of the use of navigation-assisted flexible neuroendoscopy in a patient with hydrocephalus...
May 18, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516079/fourth-ventricle-neurenteric-cyst-mimicking-hemangioblastoma
#5
Eugenie Choe, Kihwan Hwang, Gheeyoung Choe, Chae-Yong Kim
This report presents a case of fourth ventricle neurenteric cyst (NE cyst) mimicking hemangioblastoma, which developed in a 50-year-old woman. A tiny enhancing mural portion of the fourth ventricle in MRI suggested that the cyst was hemangioblastoma, but pathological evidence showed that the cyst was in fact NE cyst in the fourth ventricle. In order to make proper decision on to what extent of surgical resection should be done, considering every possibility in differential diagnosis might be helpful. This case reports an unusual pathology in 4th ventricle, considering the patient's age, and demonstrates that a rarer disease may share radiological features of a common disease...
April 2017: Brain Tumor Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516075/fourth-ventricular-lesions-in-metastatic-gliomas-a-rare-predilection
#6
Mohammed Nazir Khan, Ariane Poulin, Marco Essig
Over the course of five years, a total of ten cases were collected of glioma patients in whom a distant lesion at the fourth ventricle was noted. A 'distant lesion' was defined as a lesion with a normal appearing tissue bridge at imaging between the primary and secondary locations. Previous imaging of these patients was reviewed along with clinical history, course of therapy, and available histology. A review of the literature was performed with respect to present knowledge on patterns of glioma proliferation and dissemination...
April 2017: Brain Tumor Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504719/novel-myc-driven-medulloblastoma-models-from-multiple-embryonic-cerebellar-cells
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D Kawauchi, R J Ogg, L Liu, D J H Shih, D Finkelstein, B L Murphy, J E Rehg, A Korshunov, C Calabrese, F Zindy, T Phoenix, Y Kawaguchi, J Gronych, R J Gilbertson, P Lichter, A Gajjar, M Kool, P A Northcott, S M Pfister, M F Roussel
Group3 medulloblastoma (MBG3) that predominantly occur in young children are usually associated with MYC amplification and/or overexpression, frequent metastasis and a dismal prognosis. Physiologically relevant MBG3 models are currently lacking, making inferences related to their cellular origin thus far limited. Using in utero electroporation, we here report that MBG3 mouse models can be developed in situ from different multipotent embryonic cerebellar progenitor cells via conditional expression of Myc and loss of Trp53 function in several Cre driver mouse lines...
May 15, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492181/coinfection-by-streptococcus-phocae-and-cetacean-morbillivirus-in-a-short-beaked-common-dolphin-delphinus-delphis
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J Díaz-Delgado, E Sierra, A I Vela, M Arbelo, D Zucca, K R Groch, A Fernández
We describe gross, histopathological, and immunohistochemical features of Streptococcus phocae and cetacean morbillivirus coinfection in a short-beaked common dolphin Delphinus delphis. Major gross findings were cutaneous purulent nodules in the tail fluke, vegetative mitral valve endocarditis, and presumed postpartum pyometra. Histologic examination revealed bacterial septicemia characterized by widespread intravascular coccoid bacterial emboli. These were associated with fibrinonecrotizing to pyogranulomatous dermatitis and panniculitis, embolic pneumonia, neutrophilic and lymphoplasmacytic meningochoroiditis, random neutrophilic hepatitis, lymphoplasmacytic myocarditis and epicarditis, necrotizing adrenalitis, suppurative endometritis, and multicentric reactive lymphadenopathy...
May 11, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491232/-cavernoma-in-the-fourth-ventricle
#9
Youssef Alaoui Lamrani, Mustapha Maâroufi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484396/nesfatin-1-in-the-lateral-parabrachial-nucleus-inhibits-food-intake-modulates-excitability-of-glucosensing-neurons-and-enhances-ucp1-expression-in-brown-adipose-tissue
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Jun-Hua Yuan, Xi Chen, Jing Dong, Di Zhang, Kun Song, Yue Zhang, Guang-Bo Wu, Xi-Hao Hu, Zheng-Yao Jiang, Peng Chen
Nesfatin-1, an 82-amino acid neuropeptide, has been shown to induce anorexia and energy expenditure. Food intake is decreased in ad libitum-fed rats following injections of nesfatin-1 into the lateral, third, or fourth ventricles of the brain. Although the lateral parabrachial nucleus (LPBN) is a key regulator of feeding behavior and thermogenesis, the role of nesfatin-1 in this structure has not yet been delineated. We found that intra-LPBN microinjections of nesfatin-1 significantly reduced nocturnal cumulative food intake and average meal sizes without affecting meal numbers in rats...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480107/clinical-features-microsurgical-treatment-and-outcome-of-vestibular-schwannoma-with-brainstem-compression
#11
Ali Harati, Kai-Michael Scheufler, Rolf Schultheiss, Albaraa Tonkal, Kamran Harati, Paul Oni, Thomas Deitmer
BACKGROUND: Presenting symptoms, treatment considerations, and outcome are strongly related to the extension of vestibular schwannomas (VS). The aim of the current retrospective study was to analyze the clinical features, microsurgical treatment, and outcome of VS with brainstem compression. METHODS: Forty-nine patients presented with VS (Hannover grading scale T4a or T4b) in our department. A subgroup analysis was performed among patients without (T4a) and with (T4b) compression and dislocation of the fourth ventricle...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477278/an-automatic-segmentation-method-of-a-parameter-adaptive-pcnn-for-medical-images
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Jing Lian, Bin Shi, Mingcong Li, Ziwei Nan, Yide Ma
PURPOSE: Since pre-processing and initial segmentation steps in medical images directly affect the final segmentation results of the regions of interesting, an automatic segmentation method of a parameter-adaptive pulse-coupled neural network is proposed to integrate the above-mentioned two segmentation steps into one. This method has a low computational complexity for different kinds of medical images and has a high segmentation precision. METHODS: The method comprises four steps...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473800/central-positional-nystagmus-a-systematic-literature-review
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Nora K Macdonald, Diego Kaski, Yougan Saman, Amal Al-Shaikh Sulaiman, Amal Anwer, Doris-Eva Bamiou
OBJECTIVE: To provide a systematic review of the clinical and radiological features of lesion-induced central positional nystagmus (CPN) and identify salient characteristics that differentiate central from peripheral positional nystagmus (PN). METHODS: Systematic literature search according to the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analysis. RESULTS: A total of 82 patients from 28 studies met the participants intervention, comparison, outcomes, and study designs criteria for inclusion...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465335/cdc42-is-required-for-epicardial-and-pro-epicardial-development-by-mediating-fgf-receptor-trafficking-to-the-plasma-membrane
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Jingjing Li, Lianjie Miao, Chen Zhao, Wasay Mohiuddin Shaikh Qureshi, David Shieh, Hua Guo, Yangyang Lu, Saiyang Hu, Alice Huang, Lu Zhang, Chen-Leng Cai, Leo Q Wan, Hongbo Xin, Peter Vincent, Harold A Singer, Yi Zheng, Ondine Cleaver, Zhen-Chuan Fan, Mingfu Wu
The epicardium contributes to multiple cardiac lineages and is essential for cardiac development and regeneration. However, the mechanism of epicardium formation is unclear. This study aimed to establish the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the dissociation of pro-epicardial cells (PECs) from the pro-epicardium (PE) and their subsequent translocation to the heart to form the epicardium. We used lineage tracing, conditional deletion, mosaic analysis and ligand stimulation in mice to determine that both villous protrusions and floating cysts contribute to PEC translocation to myocardium in a CDC42-dependent manner...
May 1, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460768/case-series-difficult-ptmc-using-novel-technique-of-veno-arterial-looping
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Veena Nanjappa, K S Sadanand, K Santhosh, Harsha Basappa, C N Manjunath, Mohan H Nayak
Percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC) using Inoue/Accura balloon is an effective procedure for management of patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis.(1) Inability to cross the mitral valve is one of the pertinent reasons for procedural failure. We describe a series of three patients who were tackled with successful PTMC using a novel technique of veno-arterial looping and in the fourth patient we used double loop entry into left ventricle with veno-arterial rail and peripheral balloon dilatation for completing the PTMC...
March 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460636/hydrocephalus-due-to-multiple-ependymal-malformations-is-caused-by-mutations-in-the-mpdz-gene
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Pascale Saugier-Veber, Florent Marguet, François Lecoquierre, Homa Adle-Biassette, Fabien Guimiot, Sara Cipriani, Sophie Patrier, Marie Brasseur-Daudruy, Alice Goldenberg, Valérie Layet, Yline Capri, Marion Gérard, Thierry Frébourg, Annie Laquerrière
Congenital hydrocephalus is considered as either acquired due to haemorrhage, infection or neoplasia or as of developmental nature and is divided into two subgroups, communicating and obstructive. Congenital hydrocephalus is either syndromic or non-syndromic, and in the latter no cause is found in more than half of the patients. In patients with isolated hydrocephalus, L1CAM mutations represent the most common aetiology. More recently, a founder mutation has also been reported in the MPDZ gene in foetuses presenting massive hydrocephalus, but the neuropathology remains unknown...
May 1, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442484/low-dose-leptin-infusion-in-the-fourth-ventricle-of-rats-enhances-the-response-to-third-ventricle-leptin-injection
#17
Ruth B S Harris
We previously reported that low dose leptin infusions into the 3(rd) or 4(th) ventricle that do not effect energy balance when given independently cause rapid weight loss when given simultaneously. Therefore, we tested whether hindbrain leptin enhances the response to forebrain leptin, or whether forebrain leptin enhances the response to hindbrain leptin. Rats received 4(th) ventricle infusions of saline, 0.01, 0.1, 0.3 or 0.6 μg leptin/day for 13 days. On days 9 and 13 0.1 μg leptin was injected into the 3(rd) ventricle...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433244/reliability-in-cerebellar-size-assessment-by-2d-cranial-ultrasonography-in-neonates
#18
María Carmen Bravo, Eva Valverde
BACKGROUND: Cerebellar size appears to be correlated with the long-term outcome of preterm infants. Two-dimensional cranial ultrasonography (2D-cUS) is the first-line, routine tool to characterize newborn cerebral structures. Information regarding the accuracy of 2D-cUS for assessing cerebellar size is scarce. OBJECTIVES: To assess the reliability of cerebellar size using 2D-cUS. METHODS: Fifty infants were prospectively scanned for a variety of clinical indications...
April 7, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427106/lateral-ventricle-to-sylvian-fissure-shunt-for-obstructive-hydrocephalus-first-report
#19
Sushil Patkar
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pathway studies have revealed that the CSF secreted from the choroid plexus of the ventricles after egressing from the fourth ventricle reaches the basal suprasellar cistern and ultimately the sylvian cisterns. From the sylvian cistern, the CSF travels over the cerebral convexity subarachnoid space to reach the superior sagittal sinus and enters the bloodstream. Diverting CSF from the lateral ventricle with a shunt catheter to the sylvian cistern can be an option to treat obstructive hydrocephalus...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423686/clinical-features-and-prognosis-for-intraventricular-liponeurocytoma
#20
Nini Xu, Jinxiu Cai, Jiang Du, Rong Yang, Huachen Zhu, Peiyi Gao, Jian Zhou, Xiaofeng Li
Cerebellar liponeurocytoma is a rare central nervous system tumor, we investigate its biological behaviors and clinical prognosis to improve the understanding of this tumor. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical, radiological and histopathological findings as well as follow-up data of two patients with intraventricular liponeurocytomas in Beijing Tiantan Hospital between July 2000 and July 2016. The main clinical manifestations of the two patients were headache. The supratentorial intraventricular liponeurocytoma appeared as isodense to slight hyperdense on CT scan and heterogeneous intensity on T1-weighted imaging (T1WI) and T2-weighted imaging (T2WI)...
March 8, 2017: Oncotarget
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