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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631131/endoscopic-treatment-of-adult-idiopathic-obstruction-of-the-foramen-of-monro
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Waleed A Azab, Tarek M Alsheikh, Tamer M Elmansoury, Ehab A Abdelnabi
BACKGROUND: Adult idiopathic membranous obstruction of the foramen of Monro is an extremely rare condition that can be effectively treated with endoscopic foraminoplasty. A unilateral or bilateral foraminoplasty is performed if one or both of the foramina of Monro are obstructed, respectively. Endoscopic septum pellucidotomy is usually used in combination with the foraminoplasty. METHODS: The operative chart and video of one of our patients undergoing endoscopic treatment for adult idiopathic membranous obstruction of the foramen of Monro were retrieved from our database and reviewed...
June 19, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626412/congenital-bilateral-c2-transverse-foramina-stenosis-causing-adult-onset-vertebrobasilar-insufficiency-and-posterior-circulation-stroke
#2
Ajeet Gordhan, Catherine Lockhart
Vertebrobasilar insufficiency leading to posterior circulation infarcts caused by congenital hypoplasia of the bilateral transverse foramina at the C2 level, affecting the caliber and flow of the bilateral distal cervical vertebral arteries in an adult, has not been previously reported. A 41-year-old male presented with episodic dizziness for a period of 1 year prior to consultation. Computed tomography angiography of the head and neck demonstrated congenital hypoplasia of the bilateral C2 transverse foramina, with absence of the vertebral arteries in each of the foramina and collateral reconstitution of diminutive intracranial vertebral artery segments...
May 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623335/complex-neuroanatomy-in-the-rostrum-of-the-isle-of-wight-theropod-neovenator-salerii
#3
Chris Tijani Barker, Darren Naish, Elis Newham, Orestis L Katsamenis, Gareth Dyke
The discovery of large, complex, internal canals within the rostra of fossil reptiles has been linked with an enhanced tactile function utilised in an aquatic context, so far in pliosaurids, the Cretaceous theropod Spinosaurus, and the related spinosaurid Baryonyx. Here, we report the presence of a complex network of large, laterally situated, anastomosing channels, discovered via micro-focus computed tomography (μCT), in the premaxilla and maxilla of Neovenator, a mid-sized allosauroid theropod from the Early Cretaceous of the UK...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616681/frequency-and-anatomical-features-of-the-mandibular-lingual-foramina-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Sara Bernardi, Serena Bianchi, Maria Adelaide Continenza, Guido Macchiarelli
Lingual mandibular foramina are peculiar anatomical variations often present on the bone surface of the inferior jaw. These structures host vascular and nervous anastomosis deriving from the branches of the submental artery, lingual artery, and the mylohyoid nerve. Reports pointed out intra-operative massive bleeding accidents during implant interventions occurred in this area. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to summarize quantitatively the features of the lingual foramina on the midline of the inferior jaw...
June 14, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606606/potential-risks-of-using-cement-augmented-screws-for-spinal-fusion-in-patients-with-low-bone-quality
#5
M Martín-Fernández, A López-Herrradón, A R Piñera, F Tomé-Bermejo, J M Duart, M D Vlad, M G Rodríguez-Arguisjuela, L Álvarez-Galovich
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Dramatic increases in the average life expectancy have led to increases in the variety of degenerative changes and deformities observed in the aging spine. The elderly population can present challenges for spine surgeons, not only because of increased comorbidities, but also because of the quality of their bones. Pedicle screws are the implants used most commonly in spinal surgery for fixation, but their efficacy depends directly on bone quality. While PMMA-augmented screws represent an alternative for patients with osteoporotic vertebrae, their use has raised some concerns due to the possible association between cement leakages (CLs) and other morbidities...
June 9, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589059/undetected-small-accessory-mental-foramina-using-cone-beam-computed-tomography
#6
Joe Iwanaga, Koichi Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Saga, Shogo Kikuta, Yoko Tabira, Sadaharu Kitashima, Christian Fisahn, Fernando Alonso, R Shane Tubbs, Jingo Kusukawa, Koh-Ichi Yamaki
INTRODUCTION: The accessory foramina could not be identified on some imaging modalities such as surface-rendered images. The purpose of this study was to investigate the ability of surface-rendered images in detecting these foramina. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed 20 accessory mental foramina (AMF) in nine mandibles removed from cadavers with cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and assessed in surface-rendered images. All AMF were divided into three groups depending on their visibility...
May 2, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589055/lingual-foramina-and-canals-of-the-mandible-anatomic-variations-in-a-lebanese-population
#7
Georges Aoun, Ibrahim Nasseh, Sayde Sokhn, Mohamad Rifai
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the mandibular lingual foramina (LF) and canals and their anatomic variations using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) technology in a Lebanese population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we analyzed CBCT images of 90 adult Lebanese patients (41 males and 49 females). We assessed the number and location of the LF. In additional, we measured: (a) The distance from both the alveolar crest and the inferior border of the mandible to the LF and (b) the length of the lingual canals (LCs)...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585151/microstructure-study-of-normal-lunates-with-micro-computed-tomography
#8
Zi-Run Xiao, Ge Xiong, Shi-Gong Guo, Chuan-Chao Du, You-le Zhang
In order to study the microstructure characteristics of normal lunate bones, eight fresh cadaver normal lunates were scanned with micro-computed tomography. High-resolution images of the micro-structure of normal lunates were obtained and we analyzed the nutrient foramina. Then nine regions of interest (ROI) were chosen in the central sagittal plane so that we could obtain the parameters of trabecular bones of ROIs. The distal lamellar-like compact structure had statistically significant differences when it was compared with the ROIs in the volar and dorsal ends of the distal cortex...
June 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583753/optimal-trajectory-and-insertion-accuracy-of-sacral-alar-iliac-screws
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Katsutaka Yamada, Takayuki Higashi, Kanichiro Kaneko, Manabu Ide, Tatsuhiro Sekiya, Tomoyuki Saito
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyse the optimal trajectories for sacral alar iliac screws (SAISs) in a Japanese patient population and the clinical assessment of insertion accuracies. METHODS: The ideal trajectories of SAISs, starting from 2 mm medial to the apex of the lateral sacral crest on the midline between S1 and S2 dorsal foramina, were measured in 80 consecutive spinal disease patients (40 males and 40 females; average age: 67.4 ± 8.1 years) using three-dimensional computed tomographic image software...
June 2, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542839/how-whales-used-to-filter-exceptionally-preserved-baleen-in-a-miocene-cetotheriid
#10
Felix G Marx, Alberto Collareta, Anna Gioncada, Klaas Post, Olivier Lambert, Elena Bonaccorsi, Mario Urbina, Giovanni Bianucci
Baleen is a comb-like structure that enables mysticete whales to bulk feed on vast quantities of small prey, and ultimately allowed them to become the largest animals on Earth. Because baleen rarely fossilises, extremely little is known about its evolution, structure and function outside the living families. Here we describe, for the first time, the exceptionally preserved baleen apparatus of an entirely extinct mysticete morphotype: the Late Miocene cetotheriid, Piscobalaena nana, from the Pisco Formation of Peru...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542468/alveoli-teeth-and-tooth-loss-understanding-the-homology-of-internal-mandibular-structures-in-mysticete-cetaceans
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Carlos Mauricio Peredo, Nicholas D Pyenson, Mark D Uhen, Christopher D Marshall
The evolution of filter feeding in baleen whales (Mysticeti) facilitated a wide range of ecological diversity and extreme gigantism. The innovation of filter feeding evolved in a shift from a mineralized upper and lower dentition in stem mysticetes to keratinous baleen plates that hang only from the roof of the mouth in extant species, which are all edentulous as adults. While all extant mysticetes are born with a mandible lacking a specialized feeding structure (i.e., baleen), the bony surface retains small foramina with elongated sulci that often merge together in what has been termed the alveolar gutter...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540612/clival-canal-and-clival-foramen-development-in-the-fetal-and-infant-basioccipital
#12
Matthew J Zdilla
PURPOSE: There is a paucity of research regarding both the development and the prevalence of the clival canal or clival foramen in fetuses. Reports that have examined child and adult populations have posited ideas for the development of the canal and foramen; however, they have done so in the absence of anatomical data from the fetal population. Therefore, the present study was performed to elucidate the development of the clival canal and foramen through the assessment of perinatal basioccipitals...
May 24, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512551/consensus-statements-and-clinical-recommendations-on-treatment-indications-surgical-procedures-prosthetic-protocols-and-complications-following-all-on-4-standard-treatment-9th-mozo-grau-ticare-conference-in-quintanilla-spain
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REVIEW
Miguel Penarrocha-Diago, María Penarrocha-Diago, Regino Zaragozí-Alonso, David Soto-Penaloza, Meeting On Behalf Of The Ticare Consensus
OBJECTIVES: The present consensus report critically evaluates the scientific evidence based on a comprehensive systematic review of the All-On-4 treatment concept, focusing primarily on the treatment indications, surgical procedures and prosthetic protocols, and secondarily on the mechanical and biological complications involved. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic review was made in advance of the meeting. Consensus statements, treatment guidelines and recommendations for future research were based on within-group as well as plenary debates and discussions of the systematic review...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493179/where-to-position-osteotomies-in-genioglossal-advancement-surgery-based-on-locations-of-the-mental-foramen-canine-lateral-incisor-central-incisor-and-genial-tubercle
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Joshua S Park, Christopher Lee, Jason M Rogers, Ho-Hyun Sun, Yuan F Liu, Jeffrey A Elo, Jared C Inman
PURPOSE: The study aimed to provide precise measurements of anterior mandibular structural anatomy and to explore potential osteotomies for genioglossal advancement. METHODS: Cone beam computed tomography was used to analyze 33 randomly selected patients undergoing surgery for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) between 2014 and 2016 at an academic surgical hospital. The locations of relevant mandibular structures were measured and statistical modeling was performed. RESULTS: Mean horizontal distances from midline to the mental foramina and the roots of the canine, lateral incisor, and central incisor were 22...
May 11, 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491486/crest-calcinosis-affecting-the-lumbar-and-cervical-spine-and-the-use-of-minimally-invasive-surgery
#15
Kassem Faraj, Kristin Perez-Cruet, Mick Perez-Cruet
Calcinosis in CREST (calcinosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, esophageal dysmotility, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia) syndrome can affect the spinal and paraspinal areas. We present the first case to our knowledge where a CREST syndrome patient required surgery for spinal calcinosis in both the cervical and lumbar areas. A 66-year-old female with a history of CREST syndrome presented with right-sided lower extremity radicular pain. A computed tomography (CT) scan showed bilateral lumbar masses (5.8 cm on the right, 3...
April 8, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474979/bone-deformities-as-a-complication-of-giant-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm
#16
Ahmet Aslan, Yiğitcan Kartal, Ercan Ayaz, Mine Aslan, Safiye Sanem Dereli Bulut, Mehmet Ali Ağırbaşlı, Aslıhan Semiz Oysu
The contained rupture of thoracic aortic aneurysm and related bone deformities is a rare condition. The diagnosis is critical due to potential and fatal complications. Radiologic evaluation is required to show the location, extension, and complications. Herein we present the X-ray radiography, ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance images of a giant dissected and contained rupture of the thoracic aortic aneurysm. The aneurysm destructed the adjacent vertebrae and rib, resulting in compression of dural sac and spinal cord, and obliteration of the neural foramina...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462042/agerinia-marandati-sp-nov-a-new-early-eocene-primate-from-the-iberian-peninsula-sheds-new-light-on-the-evolution-of-the-genus-agerinia
#17
Joan Femenias-Gual, Raef Minwer-Barakat, Judit Marigó, Miquel Poyatos-Moré, Salvador Moyà-Solà
BACKGROUND: The Eocene was the warmest epoch of the Cenozoic and recorded the appearance of several orders of modern mammals, including the first occurrence of Euprimates. During the Eocene, Euprimates were mainly represented by two groups, adapiforms and omomyiforms, which reached great abundance and diversity in the Northern Hemisphere. Despite this relative abundance, the record of early Eocene primates from the European continent is still scarce and poorly known, preventing the observation of clear morphological trends in the evolution of the group and the establishment of phylogenetic relationships among different lineages...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439161/three-dimensional-analysis-of-the-anatomical-characteristics-and-dimensions-of-the-nasopalatine-canal-using-cone-beam-computed-tomography
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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