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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196941/histopathological-differences-between-the-anterior-and-posterior-brain-arteries-as-a-function-of-aging
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William Roth, Susan Morgello, James Goldman, Jay P Mohr, Mitchell S V Elkind, Randolph S Marshall, Jose Gutierrez
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We tested the hypothesis that posterior brain arteries differ pathologically from anterior brain arteries and that this difference varies with age. METHODS: Brain large arteries from 194 autopsied individuals (mean age 56±17 years, 63% men, 25% nonwhite, 17% with brain infarcts) were analyzed to obtain the areas of arterial layers and lumen as well as the relative content of elastin, collagen, and amyloid. Visual rating was used to determine the prevalence of atheroma, calcification, vasa vasorum, pattern of intima thickening, and internal elastic lamina gaps...
February 14, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192264/balloon-angioplasty-for-in-stent-restenosis-resulting-in-carotid-stent-fracture-with-literature-review-of-stent-in-stent-technique-as-a-viable-therapeutic-option
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Abdul-Haseeb Naeem, Ghaya Al-Rumaihi, Amirpouyan Namavarian, Manas Sharma, Melfort Boulton
BACKGROUND: Carotid stent fractures are rare and multiple etiologies have been proposed to explain their occurrence. We present a patient with a internal carotid artery (ICA) stent who developed in-stent restenosis. We performed balloon angioplasty to address in-stent restenosis but post-procedure he developed a carotid stent fracture. To our knowledge, balloon angioplasty has not been reported to cause stent fractures and we report the first case report. CASE DESCRIPTION: 72-year-old male underwent stenting for symptomatic left ICA stenosis with post-stenting residual stenosis of 55%...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191625/iatrogenic-vascular-injuries-due-to-spinal-surgeries-endovascular-perspective
#3
Mustafa Gok, Elcin Aydin, Serkan Guneyli, Ali Akay, Celal Cinar, Ismail Oran
AIM: Iatrogenic vascular injuries due to spinal surgeries are rare but serious complications. Surgical management of these injuries is challenging with high morbidity rates. In this study we aim to present the results of endovascular management of iatrogenic vascular injuries due to spinal surgeries. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 11 patients (5 male, 6 female) who had vascular injuries due to cervical and lumbar spinal surgeries. Clinical findings were bleeding (n=5), leg edema (n=6) and right heart failure with severe dyspnea (n=1)...
January 17, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157748/large-artery-atherosclerotic-occlusive-disease
#4
John W Cole
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Extracranial or intracranial large artery atherosclerosis is often identified as a potential etiologic cause for ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack. Given the high prevalence of large artery atherosclerosis in the general population, determining whether an identified atherosclerotic lesion is truly the cause of a patient's symptomatology can be difficult. In all cases, optimally treating each patient to minimize future stroke risk is paramount. Extracranial or intracranial large artery atherosclerosis can be broadly compartmentalized into four distinct clinical scenarios based upon the individual patient's history, examination, and anatomic imaging findings: asymptomatic and symptomatic extracranial carotid stenosis, intracranial atherosclerosis, and extracranial vertebral artery atherosclerotic disease...
February 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100765/acute-transient-vestibular-syndrome-prevalence-of-stroke-and-efficacy-of-bedside-evaluation
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Jae-Hwan Choi, Min-Gyu Park, Seo Young Choi, Kyung-Pil Park, Seung Kug Baik, Ji-Soo Kim, Kwang-Dong Choi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of stroke and efficacy of bedside evaluation in diagnosing stroke in acute transient vestibular syndrome (ATVS). METHODS: We performed a prospective, single-center, observational study that had consecutively recruited 86 patients presenting with ATVS to the emergency department of Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital from January to December 2014. All patients received a constructed evaluation, including HINTS plus (head impulse, nystagmus patterns, test of skew, and finger rubbing) and brain magnetic resonance imagings...
January 18, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100343/-effect-of-stenting-for-the-proximal-atherosclerotic-extracranial-vertebral-artery-stenosis
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W Q Che, X J Jiang, H Dong, M Peng, Y B Zou, L Song, H M Zhang, H L Xiong, H Y Wu
Objective: To evaluate the effect of stenting for proximal atherosclerotic extracranial vertebral artery stenosis. Methods: A total of 204 proximal atherosclerotic extracranial vertebral artery stenosis patients underwent stent implantation at Fuwai Hospital were enrolled consecutively between August 2007 and June 2014 prospectively. Medical records were collected and the clinical results were obtained through outpatient and telephone follow up. Results: (1) The patients were (64.1±7.9) years old, and 179 were male (87...
January 25, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064332/the-endovascular-treatment-of-bilateral-infarction-of-middle-cerebellar-peduncles-etiology-and-endovascular-treatment-analysis
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Qihao Dong, Guoxian Jing, Ju Han
Infarction of the symmetrical middle cerebellar peduncles is often induced by ischemic cerebrovascular disease. Adams described the anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) syndrome as early as 1943, but clinical and imaging studies following this failed to shed more light regarding the condition until the advent of magnetic resonance imaging that comprehension regarding AICA improved significantly. Infarction of the middle cerebellar peduncles (MCP) is uncommon and the endovascular treatment of this condition is even more rare...
January 2017: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062802/moving-target-transient-rotational-stenosis-precipitating-jugular-bow-hunter-s-syndrome
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Waleed Brinjikji, Christopher S Graffeo, Avital Perry, Terence Zimmerman, Jeffrey R Janus, Pearce P Morris, Gregory D Cascino, Giuseppe Lanzino
A 60-year-old man presented with a 10-month history of of stereotypical spells characterized by vertigo, tinnitus, blurred vision, left hemibody numbness, and occasional syncope, precipitated by turning his head leftwards. Cerebral angiography and CT angiography of the head and neck with provocative maneuvers did not demonstrate vertebral artery narrowing. However, there was narrowing of the left internal jugular vein due to extrinsic compression from the sternocleidomastoid with leftward head rotation in the setting of hypoplasia of the right internal jugular vein...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029608/higher-stroke-risk-with-lower-blood-pressure-in-hemodynamic-vertebrobasilar-disease-analysis-from-the-veritas-study
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Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, Tanya N Turan, Xinjian Du, Dilip K Pandey, Linda Rose-Finnell, DeJuran Richardson, Mitchell S V Elkind, Gregory J Zipfel, David S Liebeskind, Frank L Silver, Scott E Kasner, Philip B Gorelick, Fady T Charbel, Colin P Derdeyn
BACKGROUND: Despite concerns regarding hypoperfusion in patients with large-artery occlusive disease, strict blood pressure (BP) control has become adopted as a safe strategy for risk reduction of stroke. We examined the relationship between BP control, blood flow, and risk of subsequent stroke in the prospective Vertebrobasilar Flow Evaluation and Risk of Transient Ischemic Attack and Stroke (VERiTAS) study. METHODS: The VERiTAS study enrolled patients with recent vertebrobasilar (VB) transient ischemic attack or stroke and ≥50% atherosclerotic stenosis or occlusion of vertebral or basilar arteries...
February 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999126/moving-target-transient-rotational-stenosis-precipitating-jugular-bow-hunter-s-syndrome
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Waleed Brinjikji, Christopher S Graffeo, Avital Perry, Terence Zimmerman, Jeffrey R Janus, Pearce P Morris, Gregory D Cascino, Giuseppe Lanzino
A 60-year-old man presented with a 10-month history of of stereotypical spells characterized by vertigo, tinnitus, blurred vision, left hemibody numbness, and occasional syncope, precipitated by turning his head leftwards. Cerebral angiography and CT angiography of the head and neck with provocative maneuvers did not demonstrate vertebral artery narrowing. However, there was narrowing of the left internal jugular vein due to extrinsic compression from the sternocleidomastoid with leftward head rotation in the setting of hypoplasia of the right internal jugular vein...
December 20, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989483/clinical-study-of-seven-patients-with-infarction-in-territories-of-the-anterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery
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Katsuhiko Ogawa, Yutaka Suzuki, Keiko Takahashi, Takayoshi Akimoto, Satoshi Kamei, Masayoshi Soma
BACKGROUND: The prominent features of anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) infarction are vertigo, cerebellar ataxia, and impaired hearing. The present study investigated neurological characteristics associated with AICA infarction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The locations of infarcts in 7 patients (age, 32-72 years) with AICA infarction were divided into the lower lateral pons, the middle cerebellar peduncle (MCP), and the cerebellum. RESULTS: Ischemic lesions were located in the MCP in 6 patients, spread to the lower lateral pons in 3, and involved the cerebellum in 4 patients...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895243/contrast-less-stent-placement-for-vertebral-artery-origin-stenosis
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Shinzo Ota, Yoshinobu Sekihara, Takahiro Himeno, Yasue Tanaka, Tatsuya Ohtonari
We performed stent placement under intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), without the use of contrast medium, in a male patient in his 70s who had vertebral artery origin stenosis and decreased renal function. Satisfactory dilatation was achieved without complications, and the patient remained asymptomatic at 2 years of follow-up. We now report the details of this procedure. Stent placement under IVUS guidance may be useful in patients in whom contrast medium is contraindicated.
November 28, 2016: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890763/positional-occlusion-of-vertebral-artery-due-to-cervical-spondylosis-as-rare-cause-of-wake-up-stroke-report-of-two-cases
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Hirofumi Nishikawa, Fumitaka Miya, Yotaro Kitano, Genshin Mori, Shigetoshi Shimizu, Hidenori Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Positional compression of the vertebral artery (VA) owing to cervical spondylosis is an uncommon cause of stroke. We report two cases of cervical spondylosis causing wake-up stroke, which is extremely rare. CASE DESCRIPTION: The first patient was a 78-year-old woman with vertigo and vomiting lasting from waking up. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and angiography documented right cerebellar infarction, and stenosis of the right cervical VA. Dynamic angiography revealed that the right VA was occluded when her neck was extended or rotated to the right...
November 25, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857866/key-perspectives-on-stenting-of-symptomatic-vertebral-artery-stenosis-resident-involvement-in-neurosurgery-antithrombotic-therapy-following-sellar-and-parasellar-tumor-resection-and-radiosurgery-for-vestibular-schwannomas
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Peter Kan, Angela Bohnen, Anand V Germanwala, Panayiotis Pelargos, Winward Choy, Isaac Yang, Zachary A Smith
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2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816341/stroke-prevention
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REVIEW
Clothilde Isabel, David Calvet, Jean-Louis Mas
Patients who have had a stroke are at high risk for recurrent stroke, myocardial infarction, and vascular death. Prevention of these events should be initiated promptly after stroke, because many recurrent events occur early, and should be tailored to the precise cause of stroke, which may require specific treatment. Lifestyle advice including abstinence from smoking, regular exercise, Mediterranean-style diet, and reduction of salt intake and alcohol consumption are recommended for all patients with stroke...
December 2016: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798854/temporary-vertebral-artery-occlusion-after-c3-fracture-dislocation-injury-and-spontaneous-resolution-following-reduction-and-instrumented-fusion-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Kurt Yaeger, Justin Mascitelli, Christopher Kellner, Zachary Hickman, J Mocco, Konstantinos Margetis
Vertebral artery injuries as a result of blunt trauma can result in vertebrobasilar strokes. Typical treatment of such an injury includes early anticoagulation to prevent cerebral ischemic events due to vessel occlusion or embolism. We present a case of cervical fracture-dislocation injury and compression/occlusion of the right vertebral artery, which spontaneously resolved following surgical reduction and fusion. Postoperative cerebral angiography showed no evidence of vertebral artery stenosis, and systemic anticoagulation was discontinued...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772791/evaluating-the-morphological-changes-of-intracranial-arteries-and-whole-brain-perfusion-in-undetermined-isolated-vertigo
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753982/sy-08-2-hypertension-management-for-secondary-prevention-of-stroke
#18
Kazuyuki Shimada
Stroke is known to frequently recur in patients with a history of cerebrovascular disease, and the control of hypertension is extremely important for the treatment of those patients. The robust relationship between the recurrent cerebrovascular disease and blood pressure control has been demonstrated in large-scale clinical studies. The antihypertensive drug therapy significantly reduces the recurrence rate of all types of cerebrovascular disease, incidences of myocardial infarction and all vascular events...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746083/vertebral-artery-hypoplasia-and-posterior-circulation-infarction-in-patients-with-isolated-vertigo-with-stroke-risk-factors
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Dao Pei Zhang, Gui Feng Lu, Jie Wen Zhang, Shu Ling Zhang, Qian Kun Ma, Suo Yin
BACKGROUND: We aimed in this study to investigate the prevalence of vertebral artery hypoplasia (VAH) in a population with isolated vertigo in association with stroke risk factors, to determine whether VAH is an independent risk factor for posterior circulation infarction (PCI). METHODS: We sequentially enrolled 245 patients with isolated vertigo with at least 1 vascular risk factor, who were divided into PCI and non-PCI groups, according to present signs of acute infarction on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677627/spontaneous-and-unruptured-chronic-intracranial-artery-dissection-high-resolution-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings
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Seung Chai Jung, Ho Sung Kim, Choong-Gon Choi, Sang Joon Kim, Sun U Kwon, Dong-Wha Kang, Jong S Kim
PURPOSE: The aim of this article is to present high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (HR-MRI) findings of chronic stage spontaneous and unruptured intracranial artery dissection (ICAD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: From March 2012 to April 2016 a total of 29 patients (15 male and14 female, age range 37-68 years) with chronic stage spontaneous and unruptured ICAD (vertebral artery 27, posterior inferior cerebellar artery 1 and middle cerebral artery 1) were retrospectively enrolled...
September 27, 2016: Clinical Neuroradiology
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