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Vertebrobasilar intracranial

Chih-Ping Chung, Feng-Chi Chang, Hui-Chi Huang, Jui-Yao Tsai, Yung-Yang Lin
OBJECTIVE: Intracranial vertebrobasilar artery dissection (iVBD) is an important etiology for posterior circulation ischemic stroke (PCS); however, its long-term functional outcome has been seldom reported. The present study aimed to elucidate the functional outcomes and the predictors of poor functional recovery at 1-year after iVBD-caused PCS. METHODS: Patients with iVBD-caused PCS who had been recruited in the Stroke Registry of Taipei Veterans General Hospital between January 1, 2012 to February 28, 2014 were included...
September 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
S R Arustamyan, S B Yakovlev, A R Shakhnovich, I V Krasnoperov, O B Sazonova, A V Bocharov, E Yu Bukharin, O B Belousova, A N Kaftanov
AIM: To clarify the indications for deconstructive endovascular surgery in patients with large and giant intracranial aneurysms and to evaluate short-term and long-term postoperative outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was based on a retrospective analysis of the treatment results in 50 patients with large (15-25 mm) and giant (more than 25 mm) intracranial aneurysms, aged from 18 to 75 years, who were treated at the Burdenko Neurosurgical Institute in 2002-2014...
2016: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
Wenxian Li, Youzhen Feng, Weibiao Lu, Xie Xie, Zhilin Xiong, Zhen Jing, Xiangran Cai, Li'an Huang
PURPOSE: To determine the morphological changes of intracranial arteries and whole-brain perfusion in undetermined isolated vertigo (UIV) patients using 320-detector row computed tomography (CT). METHODS: A total of 150 patients who underwent CT angiography (CTA) and CT perfusion (CTP) imaging were divided into UIV group and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) group. Sixty individuals with sex- and age-matched without vertigo and cerebral diseases served as the control...
November 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Kavin Vanikieti, Piyaphon Cheecharoen, Panitha Jindahra, Sirin Lueangaram, Tanyatuth Padungkiatsagul
Vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia (VBD) is a rare dilative arteriopathy defined as elongation or widening of the intracranial vertebral and/or basilar arteries. The prevalence ranges from 0.06% to 5.8%. The majority of VBDs are asymptomatic. Downbeat nystagmus has been reported as a component of an infrequent ocular movement disorder in VBD. Nevertheless, oculopalatal tremor (OPT), delayed sequelae of a brainstem lesion, has never been demonstrated in VBD cases. Synchronized rhythmic involuntary contractions of the soft palate with an ocular pendular nystagmus, predominantly vertical pendular nystagmus, are the hallmark presentation...
2016: International Medical Case Reports Journal
Xianli Lv, Huijian Ge, Hengwei Jin, Hongwei He, Chuhan Jiang, Youxiang Li
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Endovascular treatment of unruptured posterior circulation intracranial aneurysms (UPCIAs) is limited in the International Study of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms (ISUIA). The aim of this study is to evaluate the periprocedural morbidity, mortality, and midterm clinical and angiographic follow-ups of endovascular treatment of UPCIAs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of all patients treated in a 2-year period (89 patients: 10-78 years of age, mean: 45...
July 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
Huijian Ge, Youxiang Li, Xianli Lv
PURPOSE: Giant intracranial aneurysms commonly cause poor clinical outcome and few studies focus on them. This study is to retrospectively report the angiographic and clinical presentations in unruptured giant saccular vertebrobasilar aneurysms with and without endovascular treatment. METHODS: Out of 400 patients who had unruptured posterior circulation aneurysms in a single center, we found 10 unruptured giant (>25mm) saccular vertebrobasilar aneurysms. Clinical and angiographic presentations as well as their clinical outcomes were assessed...
July 2016: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
Mohammad Samim, Alan Goldstein, Joseph Schindler, Michele H Johnson
Vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia (VBD) is characterized by ectasia, elongation, and tortuosity of the vertebrobasilar arteries, with a high degree of variability in clinical presentation. The disease origin is believed to involve degeneration of the internal elastic lamina, thinning of the media secondary to reticular fiber deficiency, and smooth muscle atrophy. The prevalence of VBD is variable, ranging from 0.05% to 18%. Most patients with VBD are asymptomatic and their VBD is detected incidentally; however, it is important to recognize that the presence of symptoms, which can lead to clinically significant morbidity and sometimes mortality, may influence clinical management...
July 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Y W Kim, J M Hong, D G Park, J W Choi, D-H Kang, Y S Kim, O O Zaidat, A M Demchuk, Y H Hwang, J S Lee
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although intracranial atherosclerotic disease is often encountered during endovascular treatment for acute vertebrobasilar occlusions, its clinical implication is not well-known. We aimed to evaluate whether intracranial atherosclerotic disease influences the clinical outcomes following endovascular treatment of acute vertebrobasilar occlusive stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-one patients with acute vertebrobasilar occlusive stroke were included...
June 16, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
Vladimir Balik, Yasuhiro Yamada, Sandeep Talari, Yamashiro Kei, Hirotoshi Sano, Daisuke Suyama, Tukasa Kawase, Kiyoshi Takagi, Katsumi Takizawa, Yoko Kato
Vertebrobasilar (VB) intracranial dissecting aneurysms (IDAs) pose difficult therapeutic issues and are especially among the most difficult to manage surgically. There are, however, some cases where selective aneurysm obliteration by endovascular approach is impossible or is associated with an unacceptable risk of morbidity. This is particularly true when the aneurysm is dissecting, giant, or has a large neck. In such cases, surgical treatment may be the only alternative. Optimal management of these lesions is therefore challenging and treatment decisions have to be made on a case-by-case basis...
May 24, 2016: Neurosurgical Review
Peng Qi, Daming Wang, Jiachun Liu, Lijun Wang, Jun Lu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the feasibility, safety and efficacy of endovascular reconstructive treatment by multiple overlapping stents with or without coils. METHODS: Totally 17 patients of vertebrobasilar fusiform aneurysms treated by multiple overlapping stents with or without coils between September 2011 and September 2015 in Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Hospital were retrospectively reviewed. There were 15 male and 2 female patients with mean age of (47±13) years...
May 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Daisuke Arai, Takeshi Satow, Taro Komuro, Akira Kobayashi, Hirokazu Nagata, Susumu Miyamoto
BACKGROUND: High-resolution magnetic resonance vessel wall imaging (HRMR-VWI) has been used to explore vascular diseases such as vasculitis and vulnerable plaque of intracranial arteries. Although vessel wall inflammation is suspected as one of the causes of cerebral arterial dissection, there have been few reports regarding the application of HRMR-VWI to arterial dissection. We have therefore evaluated the efficacy of HRMR-VWI in patients with vertebrobasilar artery dissection. METHODS: HRMR-VWI was performed on 5 patients who had been diagnosed with nonhemorrhagic vertebrobasilar artery dissection...
June 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Jun Wang, Xin-Feng Liu, Bao-Min Li, Sheng Li, Xiang-Yu Cao, Yong-Ping Liang, Ai-Li Ge, Hui-Min Feng
OBJECTIVE Large vertebrobasilar fusiform aneurysms (VFAs) represent a small subset of intracranial aneurysms and are often among the most difficult to treat. Current surgical and endovascular techniques fail to achieve a complete or acceptable result because of complications, including late-onset basilar artery thrombosis and perforator infarction. The parallel-stent placement technique was established in the authors' department, and this study reports the application of this technique in the treatment of unruptured VFAs...
January 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
Nenad Z Živković, Marko Marković, Vuk Aleksić, Milan B Jovanović
INTRODUCTION: According to the literature, a fusiform aneurysm located in the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) is an extremely rare condition. CASE OUTLINE: We report a case of a 59-year-old patient with initial dizziness and left-sided sensorineural hearing loss that had gradually developed over six months. Vertebrobasilar fusiform aneurysm, with intraluminal thrombus, which was displaced to the right cerebellopontine angle, creating mass effect, was diagnosed using brain magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance angiography...
November 2015: Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo
Lian Liu, Xiaojing Zhao, Dapeng Mo, Ning Ma, Feng Gao, Zhongrong Miao
OBJECTIVES: Symptomatic intracranial vertebrobasilar artery stenosis (IVBS) carries a high annual risk of recurrent stroke. Endovascular therapy was a promising technique but recent trials suggest it may carry a risk of periprocedual complications especially in inexperienced hands. This prospective study was to evaluate the safety of endovascular therapy for severe symptomatic IVBS in a high volume stroke centre. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Patients with symptomatic IVBS caused by 70-99% stenosis despite medical treatment of at least one antiplatelet agent and statin were enrolled...
April 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Karuna Tamrakar, Binod Bhattarai, Sunil Munakomi, Pramod Chaudhary
Vertebral artery fenestration is accidentally detected during angiography or autopsy. Spontaneous deep nuclear hemorrhage in association with vertebral artery fenestration is a very unusual finding in angiography. Such an unusual finding has not been reported in the English literature. Here, we report two cases of spontaneous deep nuclear hemorrhage that presented with features of raised intracranial pressure. Computed tomography revealed a deep nuclear acute bleed in both cases. Digital subtraction angiographic findings were normal other than the presence of a long segment vertebral artery fenestration...
2016: Curēus
M R Srinivas, K S Vedaraju, B H Manjappa, B R Nagaraj
Persistent primitive hypoglossal artery (PPHA) is a rare embryonic carotid vertebrobasilar artery anastomosis. Hypoglossal artery arises from the internal carotid artery (ICA) between the C1 and C2 vertebral levels and traverses through the hypoglossal canal to join the vertebro-basilar system. We present a rare case of an anomalous right sided PPHA as a sole supply to posterior circulation of brain with absent/hypoplastic bilateral vertebral arteries in a two year child who had presented with acute left sided haemiplegia...
January 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Carey Balaban, Ronald L Jackson, Jianzhong Liu, Wei Gao, Michael E Hoffer
BACKGROUND: Many previous experimental studies of blast wave effects have reported vascular and parenchymal injury in brains extracted from the skulls prior to histopathological assessment. Brain removal disrupts vasculature and structural features of the meninges that may be sources of signs and symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury, particular at lower blast overpressures (<5 psi peak). NEW METHOD: Immunohistochemical and histopathological studies have been conducted in sections from decalcified, paraffin embedded, histologically sectioned whole rat heads...
February 6, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
W Serles, T Gattringer, S Mutzenbach, L Seyfang, J Trenkler, M Killer-Oberpfalzer, H Deutschmann, K Niederkorn, F Wolf, A Gruber, K Hausegger, J Weber, S Thurnher, E Gizewski, J Willeit, R Karaic, E Fertl, C Našel, M Brainin, J Erian, S Oberndorfer, F Karnel, W Grisold, E Auff, F Fazekas, H-P Haring, W Lang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Based on a tight network of stroke units (SUs) and interventional centres, endovascular treatment of acute major intracranial vessel occlusion has been widely implemented in Austria. Documentation of all patients in the nationwide SU registry has thereby become mandatory. METHODS: Demographic, clinical and interventional characteristics of patients who underwent endovascular treatment for acute ischaemic stroke in 11 Austrian interventional centres between 1 October 2013 and 30 September 2014 were analysed...
May 2016: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
Federica Montagnese, Francesca Granata, Olimpia Musumeci, Carmelo Rodolico, Stefania Mondello, Emanuele Barca, Maria Cucinotta, Anna Ciranni, Marcello Longo, Antonio Toscano
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pompe disease is a rare metabolic disorder due to lysosomal alpha-glucosidase (GAA) deficiency. It is considered as a multi-systemic disease since, although glycogen accumulation is largely prominent in heart, skeletal and respiratory muscles, other organs can also be affected. As regards the vascular system, few reports have documented cerebrovascular malformations in Pompe patients. The aim of this study was to define the presence and type of intracranial arterial abnormalities in a cohort of late onset Pompe disease (LOPD) patients...
May 2016: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
Roaa S Alsolaimani, Sankalp V Bhavsar, Nader A Khalidi, Christian Pagnoux, Jennifer L Mandzia, KengYeow Tay, Lillian J Barra
OBJECTIVE: Involvement of intracranial arteries in giant cell arteritis (GCA) is rare. We describe the neurologic complications of intracranial GCA (IC GCA) and available treatment options. METHODS: We describe 5 IC GCA cases from 3 Canadian vasculitis centers and review the literature. We searched English-language publications reporting similar patients meeting American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria for GCA and having intracranial artery involvement diagnosed by autopsy, magnetic resonance angiography, computed tomography angiography, or conventional angiography...
March 2016: Journal of Rheumatology
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