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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141819/autoimmune-aquaporin-4-induced-damage-beyond-the-central-nervous-system
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REVIEW
Dian He, Anni Zhang, Ya Li, Gang Cai, Yuan Li, Shipeng Guo
Initially, it was believed that Aquaporin-4 (AQP4)- immunoglobulin G (IgG) only affected the central nervous system (CNS), and peripheral AQP4-expressing organs were usually spared. However, in recent years, increasing evidence has demonstrated that AQP4-IgG causes damage to peripheral organs beyond the CNS such as skeletal muscle, vestibulocochlear nerves, gastrointestinal tract, blood system, kidney, lung and placenta. Recently, the term "autoimmune aquaporin-4 channelopathy" has been proposed to incorporate a wide range of diseases associated with AQP4-IgG, including neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders and AQP4-IgG-induced peripheral nerves system damage...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064830/evaluation-of-vascular-variations-at-cerebellopontine-angle-by-3d-t2wi-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-with-vertigo
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Fatma Beyazal Celiker, Engin Dursun, Metin Celiker, Tugba Durakoglugil, Mehmet Beyazal, Mehmet Fatih Inecikli, Abdulkadir Ozgur, Suat Terzi
BACKGROUND: Vascular loops of the anterior-inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) at the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) are considered related to auditory-vestibular symptoms. Clinical association of these anatomical aberrations, which can be grouped together as vascular compression syndromes, is controversial. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is widely used to visualize this anatomical region, given its high sensitivity and specificity. OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the clinical relationship of vertigo symptoms with vascular loop compression syndrome by evaluating the neurovascular contacts of the vestibulocochlear nerve (VCN) and AICA at the CPA and internal auditory canal via high-resolution MRI...
2017: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium & Orientation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057182/anterior-inferior-cerebellar-arteries-juxtaposed-with-the-internal-acoustic-meatus-and-their-relationship-to-the-cranial-nerve-vii-viii-complex
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Fernando Alonso, Mohammad W Kassem, Joe Iwanaga, Rod J Oskouian, Marios Loukas, Amin Demerdash, R Shane Tubbs
Vascular loops in the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) and their relationship to cranial nerves have been used to explain neurological symptoms. The anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) has variable branches producing vascular loops that can compress the facial cranial nerve (CN) VII and vestibulocochlear (CN VIII) nerves. AICA compression of the facial-vestibulocochlear nerve complex can lead to various clinical presentations, including hemifacial spasm (HFS), tinnitus, and hemiataxia. The formation of arterial loops inside or outside of the internal auditory meatus (IAM) can cause abutment or compression of CN VII and CN VIII...
August 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053068/suprafloccular-approach-via-the-petrosal-fissure-and-venous-corridors-for-microvascular-decompression-of-the-trigeminal-nerve-technique-notes-and-clinical-outcomes
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Hao Wang, Xiang Ying, Wen H Yu, Qiang Zhu, Xiao Q Dong, Yong F Sheng, Ding Wang
OBJECTIVE Surgical exposure and decompression of the entire trigeminal nerve in a conventional lateral supracerebellar approach can be challenging because of blockages from the superior petrosal vein complex, cerebellum, and vestibulocochlear nerve. The authors demonstrate a novel suprafloccular approach via the petrosal fissure and venous corridors that can be used as a substitute for the conventional route used to treat trigeminal neuralgia and present a consecutive series of patients and their clinical outcomes...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955030/gradenigo-s-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-chronic-suppurative-otitis-media-petrous-apicitis-and-meningitis
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Nicholas Taklalsingh, Franco Falcone, Vinodkumar Velayudhan
BACKGROUND Gradenigo's syndrome includes the triad of suppurative otitis media, ipsilateral sixth (abducens) cranial nerve palsy and facial pain in the distribution of the fifth (trigeminal) cranial nerve. Gradenigo's syndrome is rare, and the diagnosis is easily overlooked. This case is the first to report Gradenigo's syndrome presenting with meningitis on a background of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) and petrous apicitis (apical petrositis). CASE REPORT A 58-year-old male African American presented with headaches and confusion...
September 28, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840083/nervus-intermedius-neuralgia-treated-with-microvascular-decompression-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Takuro Inoue, Ayako Shima, Hisao Hirai, Fumio Suzuki, Masayuki Matsuda
Nervus intermedius neuralgia is one of the craniofacial neuralgias, which is extremely rare compared with trigeminal or glossopharyngeal neuralgia. Despite its unique symptom, the aetiology remains unclear. We present a case of a surgically treated 36-year-old woman who suffered from paroxysmal stabbing deep-ear pain for over 10 years. Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a vascular loop compressing the root entry zone of the vestibulocochlear nerve between the seventh and eighth cranial nerves, suggesting nervus intermedius neuralgia as a cause of her pain...
July 2017: NMC Case Report Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818271/the-vestibulocochlear-bases-for-wartime-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-manifestations
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T A Tigno, R A Armonda, R S Bell, M A Severson
Preliminary findings based on earlier retrospective studies of 229 wartime head injuries managed by the Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC)/National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) Neurosurgery Service during the period 2003-08 detected a threefold rise in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) manifestations (10.45%) among Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) having concomitant vestibulocochlear injuries compared to 3% for the TBI group without vestibulo-cochlear damage (VCD), prompting the authors to undertake a more focused study of the vestibulo-auditory pathway in explaining the development of posttraumatic stress disorder manifestations among the mostly Blast-exposed head-injured...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768443/neurobrucellosis
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Na Zheng, Wei Wang, Jia-Tang Zhang, Ya Cao, Long Shao, Jiao-Jiao Jiang, Xu-Sheng Huang, Cheng-Lin Tian, Sheng-Yuan Yu
PURPOSE: Neurobrucellosis (NB) is a rare complication of brucellosis. NB presents with avariety of clinical manifestations, and the symptoms are always atypical. Our aim was to analyze the demographic characteristics, clinical manifestations, laboratory findings, imaging findings, treatments and outcomes of patients with NB. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed the data from 17 patients with NB hospitalized at the Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital between 1 January 2005 and 31 October 2016...
August 24, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718994/hemifacial-microsomia-in-a-cat
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R B Song, M Kent, E N Glass, G J Davis, F A Castro, A de Lahunta
A 7-month-old domestic medium hair cat presented with facial asymmetry affecting the bony and soft tissue structures of the right side of the head including the maxilla, nose, eye and pinna of the ear. Additionally, neurological dysfunction of the facial and vestibulocochlear nerves on the affected side was present. A congenital malformation affecting the first and second embryologic pharyngeal arches was suspected. This is the first case of hemifacial microsomia of likely congenital origin reported in a cat...
July 18, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705842/facial-palsy-and-atrial-fibrillation-a-special-case-of-ramsay-hunt-syndrome
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Fares Ayoub, Dhruv Mahtta, Roland-Austin Federico, Michael Kaufmann
Ramsay Hunt syndrome (herpes zoster oticus) is a rare complication of latent Varicella Zoster virus infection. It can be complicated by permanent hearing loss, loss of taste and postherpetic neuralgia. Although Ramsay Hunt syndrome most prominently involves the facial nerve, a number of other cranial nerves can be involved such as the vestibulocochlear, glossopharyngeal and the vagus nerve. We report on a case of Ramsay Hunt syndrome with cranial polyneuritis complicated by atrial fibrillation. Vagal involvement as evidenced by physical examination and MRI findings was present in our patient...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584970/morphometric-evaluation-of-facial-and-vestibulocochlear-nerves-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-comparison-of-meni%C3%A3-re-s-disease-ears-with-normal-hearing-ears
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Annika Henneberger, Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Maximilian Reiser, Robert Gürkov, Wilhelm Flatz
Loss of neural structures (such as hair cells or neurones within the spiral ganglion) has been proposed to be involved in Menière's disease (MD) (Spoendlin et al. Acta oto-laryngologica Supplementum 499:1-21, 1; Merchant et al. Eur Arch Oto-Rhino-Laryngol Off J Eur Feder Oto-Rhino-Laryngol Soc (EUFOS) Affil German Soc Oto-Rhino-Laryngol Head Neck Surg 252(2):63-75, 2; Tsuji et al. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Suppl 81:26-31, 3; Kariya, Otol Neurotol Off Publ Am Otol Soc Am Neurotol Soc Eur Acad Otol Neurotol 28(8):1063-1068, 4; Megerian Laryngoscope 115(9):1525-1535, 5) but this has yet to be confirmed...
August 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584917/morphometry-and-microsurgical-anatomy-of-bochdalek-s-flower-basket-and-the-related-structures-of-the-cerebellopontine-angle
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Laszlo Barany, Gabor Baksa, Lajos Patonay, Oliver Ganslandt, Michael Buchfelder, Peter Kurucz
BACKGROUND: Bochdalek's flower basket (Bfb) is the distal part of the horizontal segment of the fourth ventricle's choroid plexus protruding through the lateral aperture (foramen of Luschka). The microsurgical anatomy of the cerebellopontine angle, fourth ventricle and its inner choroid plexus is well described in the literature, but only one radiological study has investigated the Bfb so far. The goal of the present study was to give an extensive morphometric analysis of the Bfb for the first time and discuss the surgically relevant anatomical aspects...
June 6, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576532/inner-ear-anomalies-in-children-with-isolated-unilateral-congenital-aural-atresia
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Tyler R Halle, Bruno P Soares, N Wendell Todd
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: We aim to define the frequencies of anomalies of the inner ear, oval window, and round window ipsilateral to isolated non-syndromic unilateral aural atresia. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Retrospective case series. We reviewed high resolution computed tomography scans of the temporal bones of 70 children with isolated non-syndromic unilateral congenital aural atresia. Scans were reviewed according to the Jahrsdoerfer criteria and further evaluated for anomalies of the vestibule, semi-circular canals, cochlea, internal auditory canal and vestibulocochlear nerve...
April 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517110/outcomes-after-medical-and-surgical-interventions-in-horses-with-temporohyoid-osteoarthropathy
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P Espinosa, J E Nieto, K E Estell, P H Kass, M Aleman
BACKGROUND: Temporohyoid osteoarthropathy (THO) is a cause of neurological disease in horses that is characterised by facial and vestibulocochlear nerve deficits. Studies reporting and comparing survival following medical or surgical treatment of THO are lacking. OBJECTIVES: To compare survival and prognosis in horses with THO treated medically or surgically, and to report surgical complications. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. METHODS: The medical records of horses diagnosed with THO were retrieved, and data on signalment, clinical signs and duration, corneal ulceration and bilateral occurrence were recorded...
May 18, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446373/duplicated-internal-auditory-canal-with-inner-ear-malformation-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yoshitaka Takanashi, Tetsuaki Kawase, Yasuko Tatewaki, Jun Suzuki, Izumi Yahata, Yuuri Nomura, Kazuha Oda, Hiromitsu Miyazaki, Yukio Katori
Internal auditory canal anomalies are rare. Narrow internal auditory canal is believed to occur as a result of aplasia or hypoplasia of the vestibulocochlear nerve. Narrow duplication of the internal auditory canal is considered to be very rare. Narrow duplication of the internal auditory canal with inner ear malformation has been reported in only 3 cases. We present 2 cases of narrow duplication of the internal auditory canal with inner ear malformation. The first case had inner ear malformation on only one side and the second case had inner ear malformation on both sides...
April 23, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364580/end-organ-radiographic-manifestations-of-cranial-neuropathies-a-concise-review
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Vijay A Patel, Thomas T Zacharia, David Goldenberg, Johnathan D McGinn
BACKGROUND: Cranial neuropathies are a spectrum of disorders associated with dysfunction of one or more of the twelve cranial nerves and the subsequent anatomic structures they innervate. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to review radiographic imaging findings of end-organ aberrations secondary to cranial neuropathies. METHOD: All articles related to cranial neuropathies were retrieved through the PubMed MEDLINE NCBI database from January 1, 1991 to August 31, 2014...
July 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238866/the-distribution-of-nicotinamide-adenine-dinucleotide-phosphate-diaphorase-nadph-d-in-the-medulla-oblongata-spinal-cord-cranial-and-spinal-nerves-of-frog-microhyla-ornata
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Arun G Jadhao, Saikat P Biswas, Rahul C Bhoyar, Claudia Pinelli
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-diaphorase (NADPH-d) enzymatic activity has been reported in few amphibian species. In this study, we report its unusual localization in the medulla oblongata, spinal cord, cranial nerves, spinal nerves, and ganglions of the frog, Microhyla ornata. In the rhombencephalon, at the level of facial and vagus nerves, the NADPH-d labeling was noted in the nucleus of the abducent and facial nerves, dorsal nucleus of the vestibulocochlear nerve, the nucleus of hypoglossus nerve, dorsal and lateral column nucleus, the nucleus of the solitary tract, the dorsal field of spinal grey, the lateral and medial motor fields of spinal grey and radix ventralis and dorsalis (2-10)...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178980/novel-neuro-audiological-findings-and-further-evidence-for-twnk-involvement-in-perrault-syndrome
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Monika Ołdak, Dominika Oziębło, Agnieszka Pollak, Iwona Stępniak, Michal Lazniewski, Urszula Lechowicz, Krzysztof Kochanek, Mariusz Furmanek, Grażyna Tacikowska, Dariusz Plewczynski, Tomasz Wolak, Rafał Płoski, Henryk Skarżyński
BACKGROUND: Hearing loss and ovarian dysfunction are key features of Perrault syndrome (PRLTS) but the clinical and pathophysiological features of hearing impairment in PRLTS individuals have not been addressed. Mutations in one of five different genes HSD17B4, HARS2, LARS2, CLPP or TWNK (previous symbol C10orf2) cause the autosomal recessive disorder but they are found only in about half of the patients. METHODS: We report on two siblings with a clinical picture resembling a severe, neurological type of PRLTS...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128697/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-treatment-of-growing-vestibular-schwannomas-in-patients-with-neurofibromatosis-type-2-a-matched-cohort-study-with-sporadic-vestibular-schwannomas
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Ivo J Kruyt, Jeroen B Verheul, Patrick E J Hanssens, Henricus P M Kunst
OBJECTIVE Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2) is a tumor syndrome characterized by an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance. The hallmark of NF2 is the development of bilateral vestibular schwannomas (VSs), generally by 30 years of age. One of the first-line treatment options for small to medium-large VSs is radiosurgery. Although radiosurgery shows excellent results in sporadic VS, its use in NF2-related VS is still a topic of dispute. The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term tumor control, hearing preservation rates, and factors influencing outcome of optimally dosed, contemporary Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) for growing VSs in patients with NF2 and compare the findings to data obtained in patients with sporadic VS also treated by means of GKRS...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109502/bilateral-cochlear-nerve-absence-in-a-3-year-old-child-with-vacterl-association
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Milan Rudić, Winson Wong, Stuart Viner, David Strachan, Christopher Raine
We report a case of a 3 year old boy with bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss diagnosed from New Born Hearing Screening, with severe form of VACTERL association. He was referred to our Cochlear Implant Unit for assessment with regard to the possibility of cochlear implantation. MRI findings have showed bilateral vestibulocochlear cystic abnormalities. Only single nerve noted within the IAM on the right and likely single nerve within the IAM on the left. Hence, decision was made not to offer cochlear implantation...
February 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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