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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439161/three-dimensional-analysis-of-the-anatomical-characteristics-and-dimensions-of-the-nasopalatine-canal-using-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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Nikhil V Jain, Affaf A Gharatkar, Bandish A Parekh, Smita I Musani, Umang Deepak Shah
AIM: Placement of implants in the maxillary anterior region needs to be preceded by careful analysis of the area as in addition to the functional aspect the esthetic outcome is of prime importance. This descriptive study evaluated anatomical characteristics and dimensions of the nasopalatine canal (NC) from coronal, sagittal and axial aspects using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) giving it a three dimensional analytical approach. Also the dimensions of the corresponding buccal bone plate (BBP) of the alveolar process were evaluated...
June 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413736/targeted-intraspinal-radiofrequency-ablation-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
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Robert E Jacobson, Michelle Granville, Jesse Hatgis DO
INTRODUCTION: By using a combination of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) of the lumbar spine, it is possible to distinguish between spinal stenosis caused by bone compression and specific soft tissue epidural intraspinal lesions that cause localized spinal canal stenosis and neural compression. Examples include facet cysts and yellow ligament hypertrophy. Many of these patients are elderly with medical comorbidities that make open surgery problematic. MATERIALS & METHODS: This is a study of patients with predominantly soft tissue stenosis being treated with targeted intraspinal radiofrequency (RF) heat ablation...
March 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413581/robotic-assisted-inferior-vena-cava-filter-retrieval
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Shahin Owji, Tony Lu, Thomas M Loh, Adeline Schwein, Alan B Lumsden, Jean Bismuth
Although anticoagulation remains the mainstay of therapy for patients with venous thromboembolism, guidelines recommend the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters in those who fail anticoagulation or have contraindications to its use. Short-term use of filters has proven effective in reducing the rate of pulmonary embolism. However, their extended use is associated with a variety of complications such as thrombosis, filter migration, or caval perforation, thus making a case for timely filter retrieval. This is the case of a 68-year-old female with a history of chronic oral anticoagulation use for multiple deep venous thrombi (DVT) and pulmonary emboli (PE) who required cervical and thoracic spinal intervention for spondylosis and foramina stenosis...
January 2017: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389810/perineural-spread-susceptible-structures-a-non-pathological-evaluation-of-the-skull-base
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Francisco J Barrera-Flores, Natalia Villarreal-Del Bosque, Alejandro Díaz González-Colmenero, Carolina Garza-González, Rodolfo Morales-Ávalos, Ricardo Pinales-Razo, Guillermo Elizondo-Riojas, Santos Guzmán-López, Rodrigo E Elizondo-Omaña
Perineural spread adenoid cystic carcinoma can alter the dimension of foramina and canals of the skull base. The objective of this study was to determine the range of normal variation of the foramina and canals of both hemicranium. We analyzed 200 individuals with no alterations of the skull base in a retrospective manner using high-resolution computed tomography. We measured the short and long axis diameters of the foramen rotundum (FR), foramen ovale (FO), stylomastoid foramen (SMF), pterygoid canal (PTC), internal auditory canal (IAC), and the facial nerve canal in its labyrinthine portion (LPFC) to calculate the area in each hemicranium, compare them and obtain the normal range of asymmetry...
April 7, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377148/anatomic-comparison-of-contralateral-premolars
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Gaute Floer Johnsen, Sazan Dara, Sameenah Asjad, Pia Titterud Sunde, Håvard Jostein Haugen
INTRODUCTION: The comparative anatomy of contralateral premolars has not been previously studied. The purpose of this micro-computed tomography investigation was to qualitatively and quantitatively assess and compare the morphology of contralateral premolars in terms of length, canal width, dentinal thicknesses, accessory canals, root canal configurations, isthmi, C-shapes, root canal orifices, and apical foramina. The null hypothesis (H0) is that contralateral premolars are more morphologically similar than randomly assigned pairs for simple morphometric measurements (lengths, canal widths, and dentinal thickness)...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369018/anatomical-description-of-zygomatic-foramina-in-african-american-skulls
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Yue Zhao, Rao V Chundury, Alexander D Blandford, Julian D Perry
PURPOSE: The zygomaticofacial/temporal/orbital nerve is a terminal branch of the zygomatic nerve and exits the orbit through zygomatic foramina. The nomenclature in the literature varies with some studies identifying all 3 foramina on the malar surface of the zygoma, while others describe each along different aspects of the zygoma. In this study, foramen on the malar surface of the zygoma is termed zygomatic foramen, and the authors describe anatomical variations in the position and number of these foramina in an African American population...
March 31, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366688/a-novel-diagnostic-parameter-foraminal-stenotic-ratio-using-3d-mri-as-a-discriminator-for-surgery-in-symptomatic-lumbar-foraminal-stenosis
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Kentaro Yamada, Yuichiro Abe, Shigenobu Satoh, Yasushi Yanagibashi, Takahiko Hyakumachi, Takeshi Masuda
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: No previous studies have reported the radiological features of patients requiring surgery in symptomatic lumbar foraminal stenosis. PURPOSE: To investigate the diagnostic accuracy of a novel technique, foraminal stenotic ratio (FSR), using three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging (3D-MRI) for lumbar foraminal stenosis at L5-S by comparing patients requiring surgery, those with successful conservative treatment, and asymptomatic patients. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective radiologic comparative study...
March 30, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366198/another-look-at-the-foramen-magnum-in-bipedal-mammals
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Gabrielle A Russo, E Christopher Kirk
A more anteriorly positioned foramen magnum evolved in concert with bipedalism at least four times within Mammalia: once in macropodid marsupials, once in heteromyid rodents, once in dipodid rodents, and once in hominoid primates. Here, we expand upon previous research on the factors influencing mammalian foramen magnum position (FMP) and angle with four new analyses. First, we quantify FMP using a metric (basioccipital ratio) not previously examined in a broad comparative sample of mammals. Second, we evaluate the potential influence of relative brain size on both FMP and foramen magnum angle (FMA)...
April 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353306/anatomical-variations-of-the-sternal-angle-and-anomalies-of-adult-human-sterna-from-the-galloway-osteological-collection-at-makerere-university-anatomy-department
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Gonzaga Gonza Kirum, Ian Munabi, John Kukiriza, Gerald Tumusiime, Mesach Kange, Charles Ibingira, William Buwembo
BACKGROUND: Anatomical variations of the sternal angle and anomalies of the sternum are unique happenings of major clinical significance.It is known that misplaced sternal angles may lead to inaccurate counting of ribs and create challenges with intercostal nerve blocks and needle thoracostomies. Sternal foramina may pose a great hazard during sternal puncture, due to inadvertent cardiac or great vessel injury. These sternal variations and anomalies are rarely reported among Africans...
March 29, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352498/traumatic-cervical-nerve-root-avulsion-with-pseudomeningocele-formation
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Ali S Haider, Ian T Watson, Suraj Sulhan, Dean Leonard, Eliel N Arrey, Umair Khan, Phu Nguyen, Kennith F Layton
Cervical nerve root avulsion is a well-documented result of motor vehicle collision (MVC), especially when occurring at high velocities. These avulsions are commonly traction injuries of nerve roots that may be accompanied by a tear in the meninges through the vertebral foramina with associated collections of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), thereby resulting in a pseudomeningocele. We present a case of a 19-year-old male who experienced an MVC and was brought to the emergency department (ED) with right arm paralysis and other injuries...
February 14, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343254/dynamic-measurements-of-cervical-neural-foramina-during-neck-movements-in-asymptomatic-young-volunteers
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Victor Chang, Azam Basheer, Timothy Baumer, Daniel Oravec, Colin P McDonald, Michael J Bey, Stephen Bartol, Yener N Yeni
PURPOSE: Neural foraminal dimensions are considered important in nerve root compression and development of cervical radiculopathy, but baseline data regarding their range during normal motion are not available. An in vivo study of cervical foraminal motion was conducted to characterize normal 3D dynamic foraminal dimensions during physiological neck motion and compare between different tasks and intervertebral segments. METHODS: Biplane X-ray imaging and computed tomography-based markerless tracking were used to measure foraminal height (FH) and width (FW) from five asymptomatic subjects during neck axial rotation and extension...
March 25, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340174/application-of-virtual-navigation-with-multimodality-image-fusion-in-foramen-ovale-cannulation
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Xixiong Qiu, Weizong Liu, Mingdong Zhang, Hengzhou Lin, Shoujun Zhou, Yi Lei, Jun Xia
Objective. : Idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (ITN) can be effectively treated with radiofrequency thermocoagulation. However, this procedure requires cannulation of the foramen ovale, and conventional cannulation methods are associated with high failure rates. Multimodality imaging can improve the accuracy of cannulation because each imaging method can compensate for the drawbacks of the other. We aim to determine the feasibility and accuracy of percutaneous foramen ovale cannulation under the guidance of virtual navigation with multimodality image fusion in a self-designed anatomical model of human cadaveric heads...
March 6, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339441/the-role-of-the-ligamentum-flavum-area-as-a-morphological-parameter-of-lumbar-central-spinal-stenosis
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Young Uk Kim, Jun Young Park, Doo Hwan Kim, Myung-Hwan Karm, Jae-Young Lee, Jee In Yoo, Sung Won Chon, Jeong Hun Suh
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophy of the ligamentum flavum (LF) has been considered as a major cause of lumbar central spinal stenosis (LCSS). Previous studies have found that ligamentum flavum thickness (LFT) is correlated with aging, disc degeneration, and lumbar spinal stenosis. However, hypertrophy is different from thickness. Thus, to evaluate hypertrophy of the whole LF, we devised a new morphological parameter, called the ligamentum flavum area (LFA). OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that the LFA is a key morphologic parameter in the diagnosis of LCSS...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331017/primary-vertebral-leiomyosarcoma-masquerading-as-a-nerve-sheath-tumour
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Irfan Ahmad, Nidhi Goyal, Chandi Prasad Bhatt, Kundan Singh Chufal
A 47-year-old woman presented with symptoms of low back pain and weakness in bilateral lower limbs. MRI of the spine revealed a mass arising from T11 vertebra involving neural foramina at bilateral T11-12 and right T10-11 levels with extension to the right paravertebral region. Suspecting a nerve sheath tumour, she underwent posterior spinal decompression, stabilisation and debulking, following which her neurological symptoms resolved. Histopathological and immunohistochemical evaluation revealed a leiomyosarcoma...
March 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326490/virtual-reality-educational-tool-for-human-anatomy
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Santiago González Izard, Juan A Juanes Méndez, Pablo Ruisoto Palomera
Virtual Reality is becoming widespread in our society within very different areas, from industry to entertainment. It has many advantages in education as well, since it allows visualizing almost any object or going anywhere in a unique way. We will be focusing on medical education, and more specifically anatomy, where its use is especially interesting because it allows studying any structure of the human body by placing the user inside each one. By allowing virtual immersion in a body structure such as the interior of the cranium, stereoscopic vision goggles make these innovative teaching technologies a powerful tool for training in all areas of health sciences...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318880/highly-conformal-craniospinal-radiotherapy-techniques-can-underdose-the-cranial-clinical-target-volume-if-leptomeningeal-extension-through-skull-base-exit-foramina-is-not-contoured
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D J Noble, T Ajithkumar, J Lambert, I Gleeson, M V Williams, S J Jefferies
AIMS: Craniospinal irradiation (CSI) remains a crucial treatment for patients with medulloblastoma. There is uncertainty about how to manage meningeal surfaces and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that follows cranial nerves exiting skull base foramina. The purpose of this study was to assess plan quality and dose coverage of posterior cranial fossa foramina with both photon and proton therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analysed the radiotherapy plans of seven patients treated with CSI for medulloblastoma and primitive neuro-ectodermal tumours and three with ependymoma (total n = 10)...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317283/radiological-and-microsurgical-anatomy-for-variation-of-the-mandible-comparative-study-of-human-and-macaca-fascicularis
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Joe Iwanaga, Koichi Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Saga, Yoko Tabira, Eishi Hirasaki, Christian Fisahn, R Shane Tubbs, Jingo Kusukawa, Koh-Ichi Yamaki
Recent studies using cone-beam computer tomography (CBCT) have added to our understanding of anatomical variation in the mandible of humans. However, the distribution of nerves cannot be revealed by CBCT. There have been investigations of the distribution of nerves relating to the mandible, but some proposed causes of these variations remain controversial. In this study, we observed a total of 10 sides from five mandibles of Macaca fascicularis of unknown age and sex using CBCT and dissection under stereomicroscopy...
March 20, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299443/foramen-arcuale-a-rare-morphological-variation-located-in-atlas-vertebrae
#18
Sibel Cirpan, Goksin Nilufer Yonguc, Mete Edizer, Nuket Gocmen Mas, A Orhan Magden
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence of foramen arcuale in dry atlas vertebrae which may cause clinical problems. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-one dry human cervical vertebrae were examined. The evaluated parameters of two atlas vertebrae including foramen arcuale were as follows: maximum antero-posterior, transverse diameters and areas of the right and left superior articular facets and transverse foramina; maximum antero-posterior diameters, heights, areas and central sagittal thickness of bony arch forming roof of foramen arcuale, respectively...
March 15, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296686/sternal-development-and-variations-and-anomalies-in-patients-with-microtia-evaluation-using-3-dimensional-computed-tomography
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MeiRong Yang, Haiyue Jiang, Xiaobo Yu, Weiwei Chen, Qingsong Li, Ye Zhang, Bo Pan
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to evaluate sternal development and variations in patients with microtia and to identify the incidence of congenital sternal anomalies and then to investigate the interaction between microtia and sternal anomalies. METHODS: A total of 212 consecutive patients received a preoperative 3-dimensional chest computed tomography. A retrospective study was performed with the clinical and imaging data from November 2014 to July 2015...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296289/congenital-anatomical-variant-of-the-clavicle
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Joan Viciano, Vincenzo Urbani, Ruggero D'Anastasio
The aim of this study is to present a rare abnormality of the clavicle (Code: SGS01) that was discovered in an ossuary in the Church of San Gaetano (Sulmona, central Italy; XVII-XIX centuries CE). In the middle third, the clavicle had three areas with losses of substance in the form of oval-shaped foramina with maximum diameters of 1-2 cm that were located in the anterior and superior surfaces of the diaphysis. The margins of these foramina were well defined and rounded, and the surfaces of the canal walls were smooth...
March 15, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
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