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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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275813/osteochondroma-mimicking-meningioma-case-report-and-literature-update
#11
Ashwath J Sampath, Douglas C Miller, Fassil B Mesfin, Julia R Crim
We report a case of an osteochondroma in a 47-year-old woman presenting with a 2-month history of thoracic back pain that radiated down her left arm. Based on imaging features, the osteochondroma was initially thought to represent a calcified meningioma. The unusual features of the case include the location of the tumor, patient age, the erosion of the vertebra, and the confusing neuroradiological features. We review reported cases in which a solitary costal osteochondroma impinges on the neural foramina or central spinal canal and we discuss reasons for the misdiagnosis in our case...
March 8, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275797/-interforaminal-regions-of-287-han-adults-evaluated-by-cone-beam-computed-tomography
#12
Ting-Wen Zeng, Qing-Ping Gao, Xiao-Meng Gao, Hui-Min Yu, Yi-Wei Wu
PURPOSE: The mandibular anatomical structures including mental foramen, accessory mental foramina, anterior loop were measured and analyzed by cone-beam CT (cone-beam computed tomography, CBCT) , in order to provide some information during surgical procedures in interforaminal regions. METHODS: Two hundred and eighty-seven Chinese Han patients who visited Stomatological Department of Xiangya Hospital were included in this study. Patients were scanned by cone-beam computed tomography, and the information of interforaminal region was collected from the images...
December 2016: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266004/the-cervical-arteries-an-anatomical-study-with-application-to-avoid-the-nerve-root-and-spinal-cord-blood-supply
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Mehmet Arslan, Halil İbrahim Açar, Ayhan Cömert, R Shane Tubbs
AIM: Injury to the vascular supply to the cervical spinal cord can lead to anterior spinal artery syndrome, which is often associated with transforaminal corticosteroid injections to the cervical foramina. The purpose of this cadaveric study was to examine the morphology of the cervical arteries and to emphasize their clinical importance. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Five formalin-fixed human cadavers were used to determine the morphology of the radicular arteries from the vertebral, ascending and deep cervical arteries in the cervical foraminal region...
February 7, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262395/lateral-and-posterolateral-foraminal-variations-of-the-atlas-a-meta-analysis
#14
Przemysław A Pękala, Brandon Michael Henry, Jakub R Pękala, Karolina Saganiak, Dominik Taterra, Jerzy A Walocha, R Shane Tubbs, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
The lateral (LF) and posterolateral (PLF) foramina are anatomical variants of the atlas. Both variants have been implicated in multiple neurological conditions including vertebrobasilar insufficiency, with symptoms such as dizziness, syncope, auditory and visual disturbances and paresis. The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic meta-analysis on the prevalence and anatomical characteristics of the LF and PLF. An extensive search of the major electronic databases was conducted to identify all studies that reported relevant data on the LF and PLF...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247084/anatomy-of-the-sacral-hiatus-and-its-clinical-relevance-in-caudal-epidural-block
#15
Hassan Bagheri, Figen Govsa
PURPOSE: Caudal epidural anesthesia (CEB) is widely used for the prevention of chronic lower back pain, the control of intraoperative analgesia such as genitourinary surgery and labor pain cases in sacral epidural space approach for the implementation of analgesia. CEB is an anesthetic solution used into the sacral canal via sacral hiatus (SH). For optimal access into the sacral epidural space, detailed anatomical landmarks of SH are required. This study aims at exploring the anatomical structures and differences of the SH by using the sacral bone as a guide point to failure criteria for reviewing the caudal epidural anesthesia and improving the criteria for success in practice...
February 28, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236129/new-supplemental-landmark-for-the-greater-palatine-foramen-as-found-deep-to-soft-tissue-application-for-the-greater-palatine-nerve-block
#16
Joe Iwanaga, Vlad Voin, Allen Ali Nasseh, Junta Kido, Teppei Tsukiyama, Yasuhiko Kamura, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Christian Fisahn, Fernando Alonso, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
PURPOSE: Many researches have investigated the morphology of the greater palatine foramina using dry skulls and cone-beam computed tomography. In most studies, some structures in the hard tissue have been measured and statistically analyzed. However, none of the studies has analyzed this foramen in regard to its location with overlying soft tissues, which is so clinically relevant. Therefore, this study was performed to provide the knowledge about relationship between the greater palatine foramen and foveola palatina for a better understanding of dental procedures such as greater palatine nerve block...
February 24, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224379/nerves-of-steel-a-low-cost-method-for-3d-printing-the-cranial-nerves
#17
Ramin Javan, Duncan Davidson, Afshin Javan
Steady-state free precession (SSFP) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can demonstrate details down to the cranial nerve (CN) level. High-resolution three-dimensional (3D) visualization can now quickly be performed at the workstation. However, we are still limited by visualization on flat screens. The emerging technologies in rapid prototyping or 3D printing overcome this limitation. It comprises a variety of automated manufacturing techniques, which use virtual 3D data sets to fabricate solid forms in a layer-by-layer technique...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207622/curve-characteristics-and-foraminal-dimensions-in-patients-with-adult-scoliosis-and-radiculopathy
#18
Andrew J Pugely, Zachary Ries, Gnanapradeep Gnanapragasam, Yubo Gao, Rachel Nash, Sergio A Mendoza-Lattes
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a correlation between radiculopathy symptoms, foraminal morphology, and curve types. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Patients with degenerative scoliosis frequently present with foraminal stenosis and radiculopathy, the origin of which is not well understood. METHODS: A total of 48 patients (384 foraminas) were included: 14 with low back pain (B); 16 with femoral nerve pain (F); and 18 with sciatic nerve pain (S)...
March 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187067/the-morphology-and-possible-clinical-significance-of-the-radiating-extraforaminal-ligaments-at-the-l1-l5-levels
#19
Enyi Zhong, Qinghao Zhao, Benchao Shi, Xuefeng Zheng, Qinghui Zhao, Jinchuan Tan, Zihai Ding, Wenhua Huang
STUDY DESIGN: A dissection-based study of 10 fresh-frozen human cadavers. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify and describe the radiating extraforaminal ligaments in the exit regions of the L1-L5 intervertebral foramina and to research their possible clinical significance. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The transforaminal ligaments at the L1-L5 intervertebral foramina have been well studied. However, detailed descriptions of the radiating extraforaminal ligaments at L1-L5 are lacking...
February 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183127/a-redescription-of-the-long-tailed-nesokia-i-nesokia-i-i-bunnii-i-and-designation-of-a-neotype-rodentia-muridae
#20
Boris Kryštufek, Omar F Al-Sheikhly, Rainer Hutterer
Long-tailed Nesokia, Nesokia bunnii, is a large rat restricted to the Mesopotamian marshes in Basra Province in southern Iraq. The species is known from five museum vouchers collected between March 1974 and January 1977. The type and the paratype, deposited in the Natural History Research Centre and Museum, University of Baghdad, Iraq, were destroyed during War on Iraq in 2003. By studying morphological details on three museum specimens in the Senckenberg Institution, Frankfurt a. M., Germany, we show that N...
January 4, 2017: Zootaxa
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