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central facial palsy

Ahmed H Qavi, Tasnim F Imran, Zachariah Hasan, Fariha Ilyas
Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is an infection of the central nervous system (CNS) meninges that carries high morbidity and mortality. It is important to recognize, as patients may present with atypical symptoms. We describe the case of a 31-year-old man with a history of diabetes who presented with a sub-acute onset of right-sided facial weakness and right gaze difficulty with diplopia. History revealed low-grade fever, right-sided headache, fatigue and moderate weight loss for the past several weeks. The patient did not report neck stiffness, rigidity, fever, chills or cough...
December 7, 2017: Curēus
Aya Imafuku, Kiho Tanaka, Yuji Marui, Yoshifumi Ubara, Kenmei Takaichi, Shinji Tomikawa, Yasunori Ota, Takeshi Fujii, Yasuo Ishii
Although primary central nervous system post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PCNS-PTLD) causes various symptoms depending on the tumor region, there has been no previous report of PCNS-PTLD in the cerebellopontine angle that was diagnosed due to peripheral facial nerve palsy. We herein report a case involving a 62-year-old man with PCNS-PTLD in the cerebellopontine angle who was diagnosed due to peripheral facial nerve palsy. The reduction of immunosuppressive therapy, whole-brain radiotherapy, intrathecal chemotherapy, and rituximab were effective in treating this patient...
February 9, 2018: Internal Medicine
Mi Jang, Hongyan Liu, Chunfu Dai
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the outcomes of microsurgically treated jugular paragangliomas with control of bleeding from the inferior petrous sinus. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective patient review. SETTING: A single university hospital. PATIENTS: Forty-three patients with jugular paragangliomas were diagnosed in the past 7 years in our clinic. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Surgical tumor control, intraoperative blood loss, intraoperative management of the facial nerve, and the preoperative and postoperative function of the lower central nerves...
February 2018: Otology & Neurotology
John J Halperin
The nervous system is involved in 10-15% of patients infected with B. burgdorferi, B. afzelii and B. garinii. This review will address widespread misconceptions about the clinical phenomenology, diagnostic approach and response to treatment of neuroborreliosis. Areas covered: Improvements in diagnostic testing have allowed better definition of the clinical spectrum of neuroborreliosis, with lymphocytic meningitis and uni- or multifocal inflammation of peripheral/cranial nerves predominating. Despite widespread concern that post-treatment cognitive/behavioral symptoms might be attributable to persisting infection or aberrant inflammation within the central nervous system a large body of evidence indicates this is extremely improbable...
January 2018: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
Federico Biglioli, Otilija Kutanovaite, Dimitri Rabbiosi, Giacomo Colletti, M A S Mohammed, Alberto M Saibene, Silvia Cupello, Antonino Privitera, Valeria M A Battista, Alessandro Lozza, Fabiana Allevi
Synkinetic movements are common among patients with incomplete recovery from facial palsy, with reported rates ranging from 9.1% to almost 100%. The authors propose the separation of the neural stimulus of the orbicularis oculi from that of the zygomatic muscular complex to treat eyelid closure/smiling synkinesis. This technique, associated with an anastomosis between the masseteric nerve and a central branch of the facial nerve, as well as with the use of a cross-facial nerve graft, resolves most of the spasms of the midface musculature, leading to a more relaxed tone when the mimic muscle is at rest and enhancing muscle excursion during voluntary and spontaneous smiling...
December 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
M M Remy, N Schöbi, L Kottanattu, S Pfister, A Duppenthaler, F Suter-Riniker
BACKGROUND: Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB) is a frequent manifestation of Lyme disease in children and its current diagnosis has limitations. The elevation of the chemokine CXCL13 in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of adult patients with LNB has been demonstrated and suggested as a new diagnostic marker. Our aim was to evaluate this marker in the CSF of children with suspected LNB and to determine a CXCL13 cut-off concentration that would discriminate between LNB and other central nervous system (CNS) infections...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Mahdi Safdarian, Manouchehr Safdarian, Roger Chou, Seyed Mahmoud Ramak Hashemi, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar
This systematic review wasdesigned to compare the complications of acoustic neuroma surgery via the suboccipital retrosigmoid approach in the sitting versus lateral positions. Searches for randomized trials and observational studies about the complications of acoustic neuroma surgery were performed in five medical databases (though October 2015) including PubMed, MEDLINE (In-Process and Other Non-Indexed Citations), EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) and PsycINFO. Primary outcomes in this study were venous air emboli, neuropsychological defects, CSF leak, facial and abducens nerves palsy, postoperative deafness, hydrocephalus and mortality...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
Luis A Marcos, Zengmin Yan
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September 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
Zita Ferraz, Joana Parra, Ana Luísa Areia, Elsa Vasco, Paulo Moura
Objectives To characterize the most common peripheral and central neurological disorders during pregnancy. Methods Original research and review of the literature on neurological complications during pregnancy. We searched for keywords related to the topic on different databases. Results Pregnancy involves physiological changes that can trigger peripheral neurological and/or central nervous system pathologies, which can sometimes be associated with hypertensive disorders. A definitive diagnosis of neurological disorders can be made according to the trimester of pregnancy and the clinical findings...
October 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
Ratnadeep Poddar, Alipta Bhattacharya, Iman Sinha, Asis Kumar Ghosal
CONTEXT: In cases of chronic facial palsy, where direct neurotisation is possible, ipsilateral masseteric nerve is a very suitable motor donor. We have tried to specifically locate the masseteric nerve for this purpose. AIMS: Describing an approach of localisation and exposure of both the zygomatic branch of Facial nerve and the nerve to masseter, with respect to a soft tissue reference point over face. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Observational cross sectional study, conducted on 12 fresh cadavers...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
Archana Sonawale, Anjali Rajadhyaksha, Shreepriya Mangalgi
A 44 year old lady presented with acute onset of loss of vision in the right eye and cough with mucopurulent expectoration for two months. Ophthalmic examination revealed central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO). Chest radiograph showed multiple cavitatory nodules with fluid levels. Sputum was negative for AFB and ANCA was strongly positive suggestive of a diagnosis of Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA). Within the next few weeks the patient had rapid detenoration due to left eye CRAO, progressive bilateral hearing loss, facial palsy and retro orbital mass...
April 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Evangeline Njiru, Jamil Abdulkadir, Zipporah Kamuren, Gabriel Kigen
BACKGROUND: Neurosyphilis is the tertiary stage of Treponema pallidum infection that involves the central nervous system, which occurs within days or weeks after an initial syphilis infection, especially in immunocompromised patients. The diagnosis of neurosyphilis is quite challenging as it is uncommon and often presents with obscure symptoms since any organ system may be involved. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of a 40-year-old African man who is human immunodeficiency virus positive with early neurosyphilis who presented with a stiff neck, headache, confusion, restlessness, and a left-sided chest pain; he did not respond to an empiric treatment of ceftriaxone and fluconazole for meningitis, and tramadol for headache...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Derya Tireli, Jun He, Mette Maria Nordling, Troels Wienecke
INTRODUCTION: Idarucizumab is a reversal agent for dabigatran etexilate. By reversing the anticoagulating effect of dabigatran etexilate with idarucizumab (Praxbind), patients presenting with an acute ischemic stroke can now be eligible for thrombolysis. PATIENT: We describe our experience with idarucizumab in a 71-year-old male patient pretreated with dabigatran etexilate. The patient arrived with a hemiparesis, central facial palsy, and dysarthria. METHOD: Dabigatran etexilate was antagonized with idarucizumab, approximately 2...
July 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Pier Francesco Ferrari, Anna Barbot, Bernardo Bianchi, Andrea Ferri, Gioacchino Garofalo, Nicola Bruno, Gino Coudé, Chiara Bertolini, Martina Ardizzi, Ylenia Nicolini, Mauro Belluardo, Elisa De Stefani
Studies of the last twenty years on the motor and premotor cortices of primates demonstrated that the motor system is involved in the control and initiation of movements, and in higher cognitive processes, such as action understanding, imitation, and empathy. Mirror neurons are only one example of such theoretical shift. Their properties demonstrate that motor and sensory processing are coupled in the brain. Such knowledge has been also central for designing new neurorehabilitative therapies for patients suffering from brain injuries and consequent motor deficits...
May 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
Jung Min Park, Myung Gu Kim, Junyang Jung, Sung Su Kim, A Ra Jung, Sang Hoon Kim, Seung Geun Yeo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether taste thresholds, as determined by electrogustometry (EGM) and chemical taste tests, differ by age and the severity of facial palsy in patients with Bell's palsy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study included 29 patients diagnosed with Bell's palsy between January 2014 and May 2015 in our hospital. Patients were assorted into age groups and by severity of facial palsy, as determined by House-Brackmann Scale, and their taste thresholds were assessed by EGM and chemical taste tests...
April 2017: Journal of Audiology & Otology
Majid Khan, Sadaf Naveed, Iqbal Haider, Mohammad Humayun, Abidullah Khan
Classic Raymond syndrome presents with abducens nerve palsy on the ipsilateral side with contralateral hemiparesis and facial nerve paralysis. A 60-year gentleman presented with deviation of left angle of mouth and right sided weakness. Examination showed that he had left sided abducens nerve palsy, with contralateral central facial paralysis and paresis. MRI of brain confirmed left pontine infarct. These findings were consistent with classic Raymond syndrome. Till now, only a few cases have been reported worldwide, this being the first case reported in South Asia...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Lilli Cooper, Michael Lui, Charles Nduka
BACKGROUND: Facial palsy may be complicated by ipsilateral synkinesis or contralateral hyperkinesis. Botulinum toxin is increasingly used in the management of facial palsy; however, the optimum dose, treatment interval, adjunct therapy and performance as compared with alternative treatments have not been well established. This study aimed to systematically review the evidence for the use of botulinum toxin in facial palsy. METHOD: The Cochrane central register of controlled trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE(R) (1946 to September 2015) and Embase Classic + Embase (1947 to September 2015) were searched for randomised studies using botulinum toxin in facial palsy...
June 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
D J Chambers, K Bhatia
BACKGROUND: Cranial nerve palsy is a rarely reported complication of central neuraxial block in obstetrics. The aetiology is diverse and includes both decreased and increased intracranial pressure. METHODS: Medline, CINAHL, and EMBASE databases were searched to identify cases of cranial nerve palsy following obstetric central neuraxial block. Possible aetiology, clinical symptoms and signs, treatment, and time to resolution were assessed. RESULTS: Forty-one articles containing 43 case reports of cranial nerve palsy following obstetric central neuraxial block were identified...
May 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Deborah De Bruyn, Elisabeth Van Aken, Kristien Herman
Objective: To describe a patient with a right-sided supranuclear facial palsy and concomitant sicca keratopathy of the right eye following right-sided dorsolateral medullary infarction. Methods: Our patient underwent a complete ophthalmologic and neurologic examination including biomicroscopy, fundus examination, cranial nerve examination, Shirmer I test, and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain. Results: A 61-year-old woman presented in emergency with a central facial nerve palsy on the right side and truncal ataxia...
2017: GMS Ophthalmology Cases
Shemsedin Dreshaj, Nexhmedin Shala, Gresa Dreshaj, Naser Ramadani, Albina Ponosheci
BACKGROUND: Central nervous system involvement is a serious complication of brucellosis with various incidence and various clinical presentations. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Hospitalized patients in University Clinical Centre, Clinic for Infectious diseases in Prishtina, with laboratory-confirmed brucellosis, were analyzed, a brucellosis-endemic region. Among the 648 confirmed cases with brucellosis during the period 1991- 2013, 82 patients (12.65%) were diagnosed with neurobrucellosis...
December 2016: Materia Socio-medica
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