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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448420/inflow-angle-of-small-paraophthalmic-aneurysms-is-a-determinant-of-adjacent-sphenoid-bone-remodeling
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Gianni Giancaspro, Thierry Gagné, Donatella Tampieri, Maria DelPilar Cortes
OBJECTIVE: Large internal carotid artery aneurysms can cause remodeling of the sphenoid bone with subsequent hemorrhage into the sinus. No reports have demonstrated small unruptured lesions causing similar bone remodeling. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate our experience with small unruptured paraophthalmic aneurysms causing sphenoid bone remodeling, specifically when the optimal aneurysm inflow angle is present. METHODS: We searched our database for computed tomography angiography studies of small paraophthalmic aneurysms and assessed adjacent sphenoid bone remodeling and inflow angle...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438713/effects-of-arterial-input-function-selection-on-kinetic-parameters-in-brain-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri
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Vera C Keil, Burkhard Mädler, Jürgen Gieseke, Rolf Fimmers, Elke Hattingen, Hans H Schild, Dariusch R Hadizadeh
PURPOSE: Kinetic parameters derived from dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) were suggested as a possible instrument for multi-parametric lesion characterization, but have not found their way into clinical practice yet due to inconsistent results. The quantification is heavily influenced by the definition of an appropriate arterial input functions (AIF). Regarding brain tumor DCE-MRI, there are currently several co-existing methods to determine the AIF frequently including different brain vessels as sources...
April 21, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415116/p1007aortic-root-diameters-and-aortic-regurgitation-in-hypertensive-patients-and-normal-subjects
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O Vriz, N B Bertn, G Brosolo, E Bossone
Purpose: : The association between aortic root diameters and aortic regurgitation in hypertension (HT) is disputed with lack of understanding of the underline mehanisms lT. We investigate the relationship between aortic root diameters and aortic regurgitation in newly diagnosed and never treated hypertensive patients and in a group healthy subjects. Method: Participants were 175 hypertensives (42 F and 133 M) and 305 normotensives (134 F, 168 M) age matched (mean age 52...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405385/cranial-arterial-patterns-of-the-alpaca-camelidae-vicugna-pacos
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Haley D O'Brien
Artiodactyl cranial arterial patterns deviate significantly from the standard mammalian pattern, most notably in the possession of a structure called the carotid rete (CR)-a subdural arterial meshwork that is housed within the cavernous venous sinus, replacing the internal carotid artery (ICA). This relationship between the CR and the cavernous sinus facilitates a suite of unique physiologies, including selective brain cooling. The CR has been studied in a number of artiodactyls; however, to my knowledge, only a single study to date documents a subset of the cranial arteries of New World camelids (llamas, alpacas, vicugñas and guanacoes)...
March 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386838/minimally-invasive-medial-supraorbital-combined-subfrontal-interhemispheric-approach-to-the-anterior-communicating-artery-complex-a-cadaveric-study
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Alexander Spiessberger, F Baumann, E Nevzati, K F Kothbauer, J Fandino, C Muroi
INTRODUCTION: In selected cases, microsurgical clipping remains a valuable treatment alternative to endovascular occlusion of anterior communicating artery (AComA) aneurysms. Their clipping is challenging and carries a risk of postsurgical cognitive impairment. We evaluate the microsurgical anatomy of a new, minimally invasive combined interhemispheric-subfrontal approach to the AComA complex via a medial supraorbital craniotomy. METHODS: In this descriptive anatomic study, four alcohol-embedded, silicon-injected human cadaver heads were used...
April 7, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378703/-carotid-sinus-massage-is-not-a-benign-intervention
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R B A van den Brink, F J de Lange
Carotid sinus massage for diagnosis and termination of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is still a widely used vagal manoeuvre in the A&E department. However, itsefficacy is limited (termination of the SVT in approximately 20%) and carotid sinus massage may be complicated by (potentially devastating) neurologic complications in 0.2-1% of the patients. There are safer interventions without neurologic complications, such as the modified Valsalva manoeuvre (efficacy 43%) and intravenous administration of adenosine (efficacy 75%)...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378696/-a-severe-stroke-following-carotid-sinus-massage
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C E P van Munster, W J C van Ballegoij, J M Schroeder-Tanka, R M van den Berg-Vos
BACKGROUND: Carotid sinus massage is a widely used method for diagnosis and treatment of supraventricular tachycardia and carotid sinus hypersensitivity. Complications, mostly neurological, can occur but are rare. Carotid stenosis is a risk factor for complications. Hearing a carotid bruit on auscultation indicates stenosis, and is a contraindication for performing carotid sinus massage. However, the sensitivity of auscultation is insufficient. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 71-year-old man with a history of hypertension and hypercholesterolemia presented to the cardiology accident and emergency department with palpitations...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376642/cardiovascular-sequel-of-neck-irradiation-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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Manish Goyal, Pragya Shukla, Deepak Gupta, Shyam Bisht, Nar Singh Verma, Sunita Tiwari, Madan Lal Bhatt
PURPOSE: Introduction: The baroreflex is an important afferent mechanism controlling autonomic functions. As afferent nerves course through the neck, they are susceptible to damage by neck irradiation in the head and neck cancer patients. With increased survival of head and neck cancer patients because of improved therapy, the cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in them have become apparent and is of clinical concern. There are few case reports of baroreflex failure as a chronic sequel to neck irradiation...
April 5, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374616/treatment-of-barrow-type-b-carotid-cavernous-fistulas-with-flow-diverter-stent-pipeline
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Carlos Castaño, Sebastián Remollo, Rosa García-Sort, Carlos Domínguez, Mikel Terceño
Background Carotid cavernous fistulas (CCFs) Barrow type 'B' are dural shunts between the meningeal branches of the internal carotid artery and the cavernous sinus. The symptoms include vision deterioration, ophthalmoplegia with diplopia, exophthalmos, conjunctival injection, chemosis, ocular bruit, seizures, or neurological deficit. Endovascular treatment remains the gold standard for treatment through the transvenous or transarterial routes. The transvenous approaches have been proved to be the first option...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362929/metastatic-liposarcoma-of-the-skull-base-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Nirmeen Zagzoog, Greta Ra, Alex Koziarz, John Provias, Doron Sommer, Saleh A Almenawer, Kesava Reddy
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Myxoid liposarcoma is not an uncommon form of sarcoma. However, it usually affects the lower extremity long bones. Scapular involvement is extremely rare, as is a metastasis to the parasellar region. We present a case of liposarcoma of the skull base originating in the scapular region and metastasizing to the sellar and parasellar regions and provide a review of the pertinent literature. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 43-year-old female patient diagnosed with left scapular myxoid liposarcoma was treated with surgical resection...
April 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362925/spontaneous-bilateral-carotid-cavernous-fistulas-secondary-to-cavernous-sinus-thrombosis
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Fawaz Al-Mufti, Krishna Amuluru, Mohammad El-Ghanem, Abhinav R Changa, Inder Paul Singh, Chirag D Gandhi, Charles J Prestigiacomo
Bilateral carotid cavernous fistulas are rare entities that can cause debilitating symptoms and can lead to more severe consequences if left untreated. Therefore, the recognition and adequate treatment of these pathologies is very important. We present 2 cases of bilateral carotid cavernous fistulas that arose as a result of cavernous sinus thrombosis. We review the literature and discuss the pathophysiology, symptomatology, management, and treatment of bilateral carotid cavernous fistulas. Within our own cases, treatment of the patients was varied...
April 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355736/-hybrid-surgery-for-complex-symptomatic-intracranial-fistulas-a-technical-note
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Y Q Zhang, H C Qiu, Y F Tao, M L Liu, X Ye, X L Chen, W J Jiang
Objective: To explore the efficacy of hybrid management of complex symptomatic intracranial fistulas in neurovascular hybrid operating room. Methods: From March 2014 to January 2015, 2 complex dural arteriovenous fistulas and 1 carotid cavernous fistulas were managed by hybrid surgeries in the PLA Rocket Force General Hospital.With first attempts with endovascular treatment failed, all cases were finally managed by hybrid surgery.Dural arteriovenous fistulas were approached via meningeal artery followed craniotomy...
March 21, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348915/bradycardia-during-transradial-cardiac-catheterization-due-to-catheter-manipulation-resolved-by-catheter-removal
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Maheedhar Gedela, Vishesh Kumar, Kashif Abbas Shaikh, Adam Stys, Tomasz Stys
Purpose. To report the resolution of bradycardia encountered during transradial cardiac catheterization through the catheter pullback technique in two cases. Case Report. A 62-year-old male and an 81-year-old male underwent coronary angiogram to evaluate for coronary artery disease and as a result of positive stress test, respectively. Upon engagement of the FL 3.5 catheter into the ascending aorta through the transradial approach, the first case developed bradycardia with a heart rate of 39 beats per minute...
2017: Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346241/hemodynamic-responses-to-magnetic-stimulation-of-carotid-sinus-in-normotensive-rabbits
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Jun Zhang, Qinqin Cao, Rongrong Li, Jingze Hu, Jiafei Dai, Hao Zhang, Huaiming Wang, Fang Yang, Ruidong Ye, Xinfeng Liu, Gelin Xu
OBJECTIVES: Carotid baroreflex plays a crucial role in regulating arterial pressure. Based on this knowledge, electrical stimulation of carotid sinus was designed for treating resistant hypertension. However, the clinical implication of electrical stimulation of carotid sinus is largely restrained due to obvious invasiveness. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of magnetic stimulation of carotid sinus (MSCS), a noninvasive strategy, for lowering blood pressure in rabbits. METHODS: MSCS with graded intensities and frequencies were systematically attempted in normotensive rabbits...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343653/swallow-induced-syncope-and-carotid-sinus-hypersensitivity-coincident-or-associated-conditions
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Eed Abu Zaid, Moti Haim, Hilmi Alnsasra, Yuval Konstantino
Swallow induced syncope is a rare clinical condition which is thought to result from an abnormal vagal reflex leading to bradycardia and cerebral hypoperfusion. It mostly occurs in patients with organic or functional disorders of the esophagus, and often requires permanent pacemaker implantation, along with treatment of the underlying esophageal pathology. In the following case, we report of a 71-year-old male with achalasia post per oral endoscopic myectomy, who presented with syncope and documented AV-block while eating solid food...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321374/ectopic-pituitary-adenomas-presenting-as-sphenoid-or-clival-lesions-case-series-and-management-recommendations
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Bobby A Tajudeen, Edward C Kuan, Nithin D Adappa, Joseph K Han, Rakesh K Chandra, James N Palmer, David W Kennedy, Marilene B Wang, Jeffrey D Suh
Background An ectopic pituitary adenoma presenting as a clival or sphenoid mass is a rare clinical occurrence that may mislead the clinician and result in unnecessary interventions or potential medicolegal consequences. Here, we present one of the largest multi-institutional case series and review the literature with an emphasis on radiological findings and critical preoperative workup. Methods Retrospective chart review. Results Nine patients were identified with ectopic pituitary adenomas of the sphenoid or clivus...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321371/anatomic-variations-in-pituitary-endocrinopathies-implications-for-the-surgical-corridor
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Edward C Kuan, Frederick Yoo, Won Kim, Karam W Badran, Thomas E Heineman, Ali R Sepahdari, Marvin Bergsneider, Marilene B Wang
Objectives/Hypotheses Functioning pituitary adenomas may produce endocrinopathies such as acromegaly and Cushing syndrome. Both conditions lead to characteristic anatomic variations as a result of hormonally induced abnormal soft tissue deposition. We evaluate the anatomic differences between acromegalics and Cushing disease patients and compare these dimensions to controls. Design Radiographic review of preoperative magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the pituitary gland. Setting Tertiary academic medical center...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306334/impact-of-prone-supine-and-oblique-patient-positioning-on-cbct-image-quality-contrast-to-noise-ratio-and-figure-of-merit-value-in-the-maxillofacial-region
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Juha Koivisto, Maureen van Eijnatten, Jorma Järnstedt, Kirsi Holli-Helenius, Prasun Dastidar, Jan Wolff
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of supine, prone and oblique patient imaging positions on the image quality, contrast-to-noise ratio and figure of merit value in the maxillofacial region using a cone beam computed tomography scanner. Furthermore, the CBCT supine images were compared to supine MSCT images. METHODS: One fresh frozen cadaver head was scanned in prone, supine and oblique imaging positions using a mobile CBCT scanner. MSCT images of the head were acquired in a supine position...
March 17, 2017: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297690/-multiple-tentorial-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-with-acquired-pial-arteriovenous-fistula-presented-with-unilateral-eye-symptoms-successfully-treated-by-transarterial-embolization-and-direct-surgery-a-case-report
#19
Hisato Minamide, Yutaka Hayashi, Naoyuki Uchiyama
A 58-year-old man presented with slowly progressive chemosis, exophthalmos, and blepharedema of the left eye. Digital subtraction angiography revealed multiple dural arteriovenous fistulas(dAVFs)involving the bilateral tentorium, superior sagittal sinus, and right frontal convexity. In addition, occlusion of the left cavernous sinus and left sigmoid sinus were observed, which could lead to venous hypertension and might be associated with the occurrence of multiple dAVFs. Along with the congestion of the left ophthalmic vein, increased intracranial pressure due to the left tentorial dAVF with cortical venous reflux could have caused the left eye symptoms; therefore, the tentorial lesion was treated first...
March 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286245/pacing-as-a-treatment-for-reflex-mediated-vasovagal-situational-or-carotid-sinus-hypersensitivity-syncope-a-systematic-review-for-the-2017-acc-aha-hrs-guideline-for-the-evaluation-and-management-of-patients-with-syncope-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology
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Paul D Varosy, Lin Y Chen, Amy L Miller, Peter A Noseworthy, David J Slotwiner, Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy
OBJECTIVE: To determine, using systematic review of the biomedical literature, whether pacing reduces risk of recurrent syncope and relevant clinical outcomes among adult patients with reflex-mediated syncope. METHODS: MEDLINE (through PubMed), EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (through October 7, 2015) were searched for randomized trials and observational studies examining pacing and syncope, and the bibliographies of known systematic reviews were also examined...
March 9, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
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