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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439614/internal-carotid-artery-stenosis-and-collateral-recruitment-in-stroke-patients
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Jan W Dankbaar, Kelly G P Kerckhoffs, Alexander D Horsch, Irene C van der Schaaf, L Jaap Kappelle, Birgitta K Velthuis
PURPOSE: Leptomeningeal collaterals improve outcome in stroke patients. There is great individual variability in their extent. Internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis may lead to more extensive recruitment of leptomeningeal collaterals. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association of pre-existing ICA stenosis with leptomeningeal collateral filling visualized with computed tomography perfusion (CTP). METHODS: From a prospective acute ischemic stroke cohort, patients were included with an M1 middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion and absent ipsilateral, extracranial ICA occlusion...
April 24, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439406/angiographic-anatomy-of-the-extracranial-and-intracranial-portions-of-the-internal-carotid-arteries-in-donkeys
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Nurul Hayah Khairuddin, Martin Sullivan, Patrick J Pollock
BACKGROUND: In horses, the extracranial and intracranial pathway of the internal carotid artery has been described. The extracranial pathway of the internal carotid artery begins at the carotid termination and runs on the dorsal surface of the medial compartment of the guttural pouch. Thereafter the internal carotid artery passes through the foramen lacerum to continue intracranially, forming part of the rostrolateral quadrants of the cerebral arterial circle (Circle of Willis). The objectives of this study were to define and record the anatomy of the carotid arterial tree and the internal carotid artery in donkeys using angiographic techniques...
2017: Irish Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412828/magnetic-resonance-angiographic-study-of-anatomic-variations-of-the-circle-of-willis-in-a-population-in-tehran
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Bahman Jalali Kondori, Fateme Azemati, Sonia Dadseresht
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The circle of Willis, an anastomotic polygon at the base of the brain, forms an important collateral network to maintain cerebral blood perfusion. The aim of this study was to investigate different anatomic variations of the circle of Willis and their prevalence. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 525 healthy participants including 205 men and 320 women. The mean age of the patients was 51.5 years. Three-dimensional time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography (3D-TOF MRA) technique was used...
April 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396980/median-pericallosal-artery-with-double-proximal-origin-case-report-and-clinical-consideration
#4
Maryna A Kornieieva, Azmy M Hadidy, Suzan H Hinno
A 76-year-old male patient underwent magnetic resonance angiography of the head and neck vessels due to a recent incident of transitory ischemic attack. Cerebral angiogram uncovered the double proximal origin of the median unpaired pericallosal artery from the duplicated anterior communicating complex. The vessel curved around the corpus callosum and irrigated the paracentral lobule and the medial parietal cortical areas. The main trunks of the anterior cerebral arteries showed a branching pattern of the marginal callosal arteries, supplying orbital and frontal territories...
April 10, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386716/importance-of-variants-in-cerebrovascular-anatomy-for-potential-retrograde-embolization-in-cryptogenic-stroke
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Michael Markl, Edouard Semaan, LeRoy Stromberg, James Carr, Shyam Prabhakaran, Jeremy Collins
OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that variants in cerebrovascular anatomy will affect the number of patients demonstrating a plausible retrograde embolization mechanism from plaques in the descending aorta (DAo). METHODS: Thirty-five patients (aged 63 ± 17 years) with cryptogenic stroke underwent 4D flow MRI for the assessment of aortic 3D blood flow and MR angiography for the evaluation of circle of Willis, posterior circulation, and aortic arch architecture...
April 6, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382440/tetralogy-of-fallot-surgical-repair-shunt-configurations-ductus-arteriosus-and-the-circle-of-willis
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Senol Piskin, Gozde Unal, Ahmet Arnaz, Tayyar Sarioglu, Kerem Pekkan
In this study, hemodynamic performance of three novel shunt configurations that are considered for the surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) disease are investigated in detail. Clinical experience suggests that the shunt location, connecting angle, and its diameter can influence the post-operative physiology and the neurodevelopment of the neonatal patient. An experimentally validated second order computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver and a parametric neonatal diseased great artery model that incorporates the ductus arteriosus (DA) and the full patient-specific circle of Willis (CoW) are employed...
April 5, 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366069/the-circle-of-willis-predicts-the-antihypertensive-effects-of-carotid-artery-stenting
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David R Santiago-Dieppa, Brian R Hirshman, Arvin Wali, J Scott Pannell, Yasaman Alam, Scott Olson, Vincent J Cheung, Jeffrey A Steinberg, Mihir Gupta, Alexander A Khalessi
OBJECTIVE Carotid artery stenting (CAS) has antihypertensive effects, but the durability and degree of this response remain variable. The authors propose that this clinical variability is a function of the presence or absence of a complete circle of Willis (COW). Incomplete COWs perfuse through a higher-resistance pial collateral pathway, and therefore patients may require a higher mean arterial pressure (MAP). Carotid artery revascularization in these patients would reduce the end-organ collateral demand that has been hypothesized to drive the MAP response...
April 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350198/subarachnoid-hemorrhage-induced-block-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-flow-role-of-brain-coagulation-factor-iii-tissue-factor
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Eugene V Golanov, Evgeniy I Bovshik, Kelvin K Wong, Robia G Pautler, Chase H Foster, Richard G Federley, Jonathan Y Zhang, James Mancuso, Stephen Tc Wong, Gavin W Britz
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in 95% of cases results in long-term disabilities due to brain damage, pathogenesis of which remains uncertain. Hindrance of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation along glymphatic pathways is a possible mechanism interrupting drainage of damaging substances from subarachnoid space and parenchyma. We explored changes in CSF circulation at different time following SAH and possible role of brain tissue factor (TF). Fluorescent solute and fluorescent microspheres injected into cisterna magna were used to track CSF flow in mice...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341559/-moyamoya-disease-associated-with-kidney-angiodysplasia-in-a-child
#9
A Dibi, Z Maana, F Jabourik, A Bentahila
INTRODUCTION: Moyamoya disease is a progressive, chronic occlusive vascular disease of the circle of Willis arteries leading to the development of collateral circulation to compensate the occlusion. CASE REPORT: An 11-year-old girl presented an abrupt loss of consciousness and a right-sided motor deficit. Clinical examination found hypertension with 220/120mmHg arterial blood pressure. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed a large left hemispheric ischemic lesion...
May 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327941/degree-of-vascular-encasement-in-sphenoid-wing-meningiomas-predicts-postoperative-ischemic-complications
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D Jay McCracken, Raymond A Higginbotham, Jason H Boulter, Yuan Liu, John A Wells, Sameer H Halani, Amit M Saindane, Nelson M Oyesiku, Daniel L Barrow, Jeffrey J Olson
BACKGROUND: Sphenoid wing meningiomas (SWMs) can encase arteries of the circle of Willis, increasing their susceptibility to intraoperative vascular injury and severe ischemic complications. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the effect of circumferential vascular encasement in SWM on postoperative ischemia. METHODS: A retrospective review of 75 patients surgically treated for SWM from 2009 to 2015 was undertaken to determine the degree of circumferential vascular encasement (0°-360°) as assessed by preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
January 28, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303205/aneurysm-of-azygos-anterior-cerebral-artery-associated-with-falcine-meningioma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Lucas C Meguins, Raquel C T Hidalgo, Antônio R Spotti, Dionei F de Morais
BACKGROUND: The azygos anterior cerebral artery (ACA) is an uncommon intracranial vascular anomaly of the circle of Willis. Identification of aneurysm from azygos ACA with anterior falcine meningioma is an extremely rare association. The aim of the present study is to report the case of an adult female with a ruptured aneurysm from azygos ACA in association with an anterior falcine meningioma. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 65-year-old female was admitted in the Emergency Department reporting sudden onset of severe headache...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300680/evaluation-by-mri-of-silent-brain-infarcts-in-pre-and-post-operative-asymptomatic-carotid-surgery
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Remy Pascot, Anne Daoudal, Alain Cardon, Gilles Godet, Antoine Lucas, Elodie Clochard, Jean-Yves Gauvrit, Yann Le Teurnier, Adrien Kaladji
OBJECTIVE: To report the prevalence of Silent Brain Infarcts (SBI) at MRI before and after surgery for asymptomatic high grade carotid stenosis. DESIGN: Single-center retrospective observational study METHODS: Asymptomatic patients who underwent carotid endarterectomy between October 2012 and October 2014 were included. The preoperative assessment included a Doppler and a CT scan dating less than 3 months. A neurological examination was performed during the anesthesia consultation and in the 15 days before surgery...
March 11, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284050/incomplete-circle-of-willis-a-risk-factor-for-mesial-temporal-sclerosis
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Gokhan Kuyumcu, Richard W Byrne, Robert J Dawe, Mehmet Kocak
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether there may be a correlation between the anatomical variants of Circle of Willis (CoW) and presence/laterality of mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS). METHODS: We retrospectively identified the CoW variants on Wada angiograms in 71 patients with pathologically proven MTS. Angiograms were interpreted by two radiologists independently and blinded to clinical data. We divided the anterior and posterior components of the CoW into functionally complete and functionally incomplete groups...
March 2, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267525/relationship-between-white-matter-hyperintensities-volume-and-the-circle-of-willis-configurations-in-patients-with-carotid-artery-pathology
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Luca Saba, Roberto Sanfilippo, Michele Porcu, Pierleone Lucatelli, Roberto Montisci, Fulvio Zaccagna, Jasjit Suri, Michele Anzidei, Max Wintermark
PURPOSE: We aimed to assess if there is a difference of distribution and volume of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) in the brain according to the Circle of Willis (CoW) configuration in patients with carotid artery pathology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One-hundred consecutive patients (79 males, 21 females; mean age 70 years; age range 46-84 years) that underwent brain MRI before carotid endarterectomy (CEA) were included. FLAIR-WMH lesion volume was performed using a semi-automated segmentation technique and the status of the circle of Willis was assessed by two neuroradiologists in consensus...
April 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248916/light-induced-hemiplegia-an-atypical-case-of-retinal-steal-syndrome
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David Kerek, Sami Al Kasab, Michael U Antonucci, Raymond D Turner, Tanya N Turan
Atherosclerosis affecting the carotid arteries accounts for up to 20% of ischemic strokes 1. The clinical effects of atherosclerotic occlusive disease vary according to multiple factors, one of which is collateral circulation. In response to a chronic decrease in cerebral perfusion from atherosclerotic occlusion, alternative flow pathways, or collaterals, develop in a variety of patterns. In the setting of carotid occlusion, flow from the Circle of Willis, if complete, often comprises the main cerebral collateral network...
March 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243347/mycotic-intracranial-aneurysm-secondary-to-left-ventricular-assist-device-infection
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Juan M Remirez, Yasmin Sabet, Marshall Baca, Alberto Maud, Salvador Cruz-Flores, Gustavo J Rodriguez, Debabrata Mukherjee, Aamer Abbas
BACKGROUND: Mycotic aneurysms are a complication of infective endocarditis. Infection of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) may lead to bacteremia and fever causing complications similar to those seen in patients with prosthetic valve endocarditis. Intracranial mycotic aneurysms are rare, and their presence is signaled by the development of subarachnoid hemorrhage in the setting of bacteremia and aneurysms located distal to the circle of Willis. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a patient with a LVAD presenting with headache who is found to have an intracranial mycotic aneurysm through computed tomography angiography of the head...
January 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237043/tuberous-sclerosis-complex-and-polycystic-kidney-disease-contiguous-gene-syndrome-with-moyamoya-disease
#17
Jonathan Lai, Lopa Modi, Daryl Ramai, Matthew Tortora
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) are two diseases sharing close genetic loci on chromosome 16. Due to contiguous gene syndrome, also known as contiguous gene deletion syndrome, the proximity of TSC2 and PKD1 genes increases the risk of co-deletion resulting in a shared clinical presentation. Furthermore, Moyamoya disease (MMD) is a rare vaso-occlusive disease in the circle of Willis. We present the first case of TSC2/PKD1 contiguous gene syndrome in a patient with MMD along with detailed histopathologic, radiologic, and cytogenetic analyses...
April 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223258/the-neurologic-protection-of-unilateral-versus-bilateral-antegrade-cerebral-perfusion-in-aortic-arch-surgery-with-deep-hypothermic-circulatory-arrest-a-study-of-77-cases
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Bowen Li, Xiaoping Hu, Zhiwei Wang
BACKGROUD: Unilateral and bilateral antegrade cerebral perfusions (ACP) are recognized methods of cerebral protection in aortic arch surgery. However, the adequacy of cerebral protection in aortic arch surgery with deep hypothermic circulatory arrest is controversial. In this study, we compared unilateral and bilateral ACP of cerebral protection in aortic arch surgery by assessing the patient's intraoperative and postoperative brain function. METHODS: A total of 77 patients undergoing aortic arch surgery were included in this study...
April 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196918/m1-macrophages-are-required-for-murine-cerebral-aneurysm-formation
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Kamil W Nowicki, Koji Hosaka, Frank J Walch, Edward W Scott, Brian L Hoh
INTRODUCTION: Macrophages and neutrophils have been separately implicated in cerebral aneurysm formation. The interactions between different myeloid subsets and the contributions of macrophage phenotypes in these lesions over time are not known. The purpose of the study was to examine macrophage phenotypic changes in cerebral aneurysms. METHODS: We induced aneurysm formation in C57BL/6 mice and quantified contributions of M1 and M2 macrophages in aneurysm specimens with or without neutrophil blockade...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187986/age-dependence-of-critical-pressure-in-the-segments-and-branches-of-the-circle-of-willis
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Adam Piechna, Leszek Lombarski, Paweł Krajewski, Bogdan Ciszek, Krzysztof Cieslicki
Spontaneous intracranial haemorrhage is one of the most dramatic neurological disasters. The source of haemorrhage is linked to the pathology of the arterial wall or is unknown. Because the risk of haemorrhagic stroke increases with age, we tried to investigate the relationship between age and rupture pressure of cerebral arteries. In the presented study, 51 segments of large cerebral arteries (at the level of the circle of Willis and its incoming and outgoing branches) were obtained from 33 cadaver brains aged 12-86 years...
January 21, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
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