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Carotid sinus

D A Gol'bin, V A Cherekaev
The article presents the literature data on the structural variability and age-related features of the midline anatomical structures of the anterior skull base (frontal sinus, ethmoid bone, anterior parasellar region, and medial orbital wall). This is the area of surgical interests of neurosurgeons and rhinosurgeons. The study objective is to analyze the literature data on the individual variability and age-related anatomy of these structures. The work is illustrated with original images from the authors' personal archive...
2018: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
Karine C Flor, Elaine F Silva, Miguel F Menezes, Gustavo R Pedrino, Eduardo Colombari, Daniel B Zoccal
Exposure to chronic sustained hypoxia (SH), as experienced in high altitudes, elicits an increase in ventilation, named ventilatory acclimatization to hypoxia (VAH). We previously showed that rats exposed to short-term (24 h) SH exhibit enhanced abdominal expiratory motor activity at rest, accompanied by augmented baseline sympathetic vasoconstrictor activity. In the present study, we investigated whether the respiratory and sympathetic changes elicited by short-term SH are accompanied by carotid body chemoreceptor sensitization...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Colin A Nurse, Erin M Leonard, Shaima Salman
Mammalian carotid bodies (CB) are chemosensory organs that mediate compensatory cardiorespiratory reflexes in response to low blood PO2 (hypoxemia) and elevated CO2 /H+ (acid hypercapnia). The chemoreceptors are glomus or type I cells which occur in clusters enveloped by neighboring glial-like type II cells. During chemoexcitation type I cells depolarize, leading to Ca2+ -dependent release of several neurotransmitters, some excitatory and others inhibitory, which help shape the afferent carotid sinus nerve (CSN) discharge...
March 9, 2018: Physiological Genomics
K C Fok, Y C Chan, Y Law, S W Cheng
Infected carotid patch are rare. We present a gentleman who had an elective carotid endarterectomy with Dacron patch closure for symptomatic carotid stenosis under regional anaesthesia, and presented one month later with a discharging sinus at the lower aspect of the neck wound. CT scan showed a rim enhancing collection next to the carotid bifurcation. He subsequently underwent patch excision and repair with autologous saphenous vein graft, with good recovery. Of significance was that he had dental extraction for a loose tooth one day before the index operation as advised by the anesthestist...
March 5, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Hiromi Yamamoto, Toru Kawada, Shuji Shimizu, Kazunori Uemura, Masashi Inagaki, Kazuyoshi Kakehi, Yoshitaka Iwanaga, Kanji Fukuda, Tadayoshi Miyamoto, Shunichi Miyazaki, Masaru Sugimachi
AIMS: To assess the acute effects of intravenous ivabradine, a selective bradycardic agent, on carotid sinus baroreflex-mediated sympathetic arterial pressure (AP) and heart rate (HR) responses. METHODS AND RESULTS: In anesthetized and vagotomized Wistar-Kyoto rats (n=6), carotid sinus baroreceptor regions were isolated. Changes in splanchnic sympathetic nerve activity (SNA), AP, and HR in response to a step-wise pressure input were examined before and after intravenous ivabradine (2mg/kg)...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Stefan Linsler, David Breuskin, Thomas Tschernig, Joachim Oertel
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of posterior septectomy size on surgical exposure and surgical freedom during the endoscopic transsphenoidal approach to the sellar and parasellar region. METHODS: A mononostril and binostril approach to the sellar region was performed on 4 formalin-fixed cadaveric heads. Predefined anatomical structures were identified. Additionally, a millimeter gauge was introduced into the surgical site and the extent of dorsal septectomy was analyzed for both approaches...
February 28, 2018: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
Charles Timothy West, Cecilia Brassett, Michael Gaunt
BACKGROUND: The carotid sinus (CS) is a dilatation in the carotid bifurcation usually at the origin of proximal internal carotid artery (ICA). It contains baroreceptors which influence blood pressure. Variations in the location of the CS are of importance as atheromatous plaque commonly forms in this area and procedures such as carotid endarterectomy are performed to reduce the risk of stroke. Inadvertent stimulation of the CS baroreceptors during interventions can have profound effects on the patient's hemodynamic status both intra- and postoperatively, causing serious complications...
March 3, 2018: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
Anas Minkara, Reena Dhanda-Patil, Yash Patil
Pleomorphic adenomas are considered the most common salivary gland tumors, although they rarely occur in the parapharyngeal space. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of a parapharyngeal parotid pleomorphic adenoma causing syncope. A 57-year-old man was admitted for left-sided blurred vision, left-sided weakness, dysarthria, lightheadedness, and syncope. Upon his admission, an electrocardiogram showed sinus bradycardia, and computed tomography of the neck with contrast showed a large parapharyngeal mass involving the prestyloid compartment, leading to compression of blood flow through the internal carotid artery...
January 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
You Quan Li, Eu Tiong Chua, Kevin L M Chua, Melvin L K Chua
Intracranial hemangiopericytomas (HPC) are chemotherapy- and radiotherapy (RT)-resistant. Here, we report on a novel stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) technique-"Cor Occidere" (Latin), as a potential strategy of overcoming radioresistance of HPC. A 36-year old female presented to our clinic for consideration of a 3rd-course of RT for her recurrent cavernous sinus HPC, following previous cranial RT at 13 and 5 years prior, and a failed 9 months trial of bevacizumab/temozolomide. The tumor-adjacent brain stem and carotid artery risked substantial damage given the cumulative RT doses to these organs...
February 2018: Chinese Clinical Oncology
Pietro Palmisano, Matteo Ziacchi, Mauro Biffi, Renato P Ricci, Maurizio Landolina, Massimo Zoni-Berisso, Eraldo Occhetta, Giampiero Maglia, Gianluca Botto, Luigi Padeletti, Giuseppe Boriani
: The purpose of this two-part consensus document is to provide specific suggestions (based on an extensive literature review) on appropriate pacemaker setting in relation to patients' clinical features. In part 2, criteria for pacemaker choice and programming in atrioventricular blocks and neurally mediate syncope are proposed. The atrioventricular blocks can be paroxysmal or persistent, isolated or associated with sinus node disease. Neurally mediated syncope can be related to carotid sinus syndrome or cardioinhibitory vasovagal syncope...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Olga Vriz, Nicole Bertin, Eduardo Bossone, Paolo Palatini
OBJECTIVES: The association between the aortic root diameter and aortic regurgitation in hypertensive and normotensive people is still disputed, and the underlying mechanisms remain to be clearly elucidated. We aimed to investigate the relationship between the aortic root diameter and trivial to mild functional aortic regurgitation in never-treated hypertensive patients with a new diagnosis compared with healthy normotensive participants. METHODS: A total of 182 hypertensives and 232 age-matched normotensives were included in the study...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Hongkai Cui, Ruifang Yan, Zhansheng Zhai, Jipeng Ren, Zheng Li, Qiang Li, Shouying Wang
The present study aimed to compare the diagnostic value of contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CE MRA) with 3D time-resolved imaging of contrast kinetics, color Doppler ultrasound (CDUS) and digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in extracranial carotid stenosis (CS). A total of 54 patients with symptomatic CS were subjected to CDUS, CE MRA and DSA examination. Results of DSA were defined as the standard, and a total of 216 vessels were examined. In each patient four vessels were examined, namely the bilateral common carotid arteries and the bilateral internal carotid arteries...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Christopher J Stapleton, Anoop P Patel, Brian P Walcott, Collin M Torok, Matthew J Koch, Thabele M Leslie-Mazwi, James D Rabinov, William E Butler, Aman B Patel
Background While technological advances have improved the efficacy of endovascular techniques for tentorial dural arteriovenous fistulae (DAVF), superior petrosal sinus (SPS) DAVF with dominant internal carotid artery (ICA) supply frequently require surgical intervention to achieve a definitive cure. Methods To compare the angiographic and clinical outcomes of endovascular and surgical interventions in patients with SPS DAVF, the records of all patients with tentorial DAVF from August 2010 to November 2015 were reviewed...
January 1, 2018: Interventional Neuroradiology
Mahmoud Messerer, Rodolfo Maduri, Roy Thomas Daniel
Objective  Endoscopic transsphenoidal extended endoscopic approach (EEA) represents a valid alternative to microsurgery for craniopharyngiomas removal, especially for retrochiasmatic lesions without large parasellar extension. The present video illustrates the salient surgical steps of the EEA for craniopahryngioma removal. Patient  A 52-year-old man presented with a bitemporal hemianopia and a bilateral decreased visual acuity. MRI showed a Kassam type III cystic craniopharyngioma with a solid component ( Fig...
February 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
Oshri Wasserzug, Ari DeRowe, Barak Ringel, Gadi Fishman, Dan M Fliss
Introduction  Skull base lesions in children and adolescents are rare, and comprise only 5.6% of all skull base surgery. Anterior skull base lesions dominate, averaging slightly more than 50% of the cases. Until recently, surgery of the anterior skull base was dominated by open procedures and endoscopic skull base surgery was reserved for benign pathologies. Endoscopic skull base surgery is gradually gaining popularity. In spite of that, open skull base surgery is still considered the "gold standard" for the treatment of anterior skull base lesions, and it is the preferred approach in selected cases...
February 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
Kavin Vanikieti, Anuchit Poonyathalang, Panitha Jindahra, Piyaphon Cheecharoen, Wimonwan Chokthaweesak
BACKGROUND: Cavernous carotid aneurysm (CCA) represents 2-9% of all intracranial aneurysms and 15% of internal carotid artery (ICA) aneurysms; additionally, giant aneurysms are those aneurysms that are > 25 mm in size. Bilateral CCAs account for 11-29% of patients and are commonly associated with structural weaknesses in the ICA wall, secondary to systemic hypertension. CCAs are considered benign lesions, given the low risk for developing major neurologic morbidities (i.e., subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebral infarction, or carotid cavernous fistula)...
February 2, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
Robert C Rennert, Reid Hoshide, Mark Calayag, Joanna Kemp, David D Gonda, Hal S Meltzer, Takanori Fukushima, John D Day, Michael L Levy
OBJECTIVE Treatment of hemorrhagic cavernous malformations within the lateral pontine region demands meticulous surgical planning and execution to maximize resection while minimizing morbidity. The authors report a single institution's experience using the extended middle fossa rhomboid approach for the safe resection of hemorrhagic cavernomas involving the lateral pons. METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed to identify and review the surgical outcomes of patients who underwent an extended middle fossa rhomboid approach for the resection of hemorrhagic cavernomas involving the lateral pons during a 10-year period at Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Dong Wang, Xiao-Mei Sun, Jin Wu
RATIONALE: Cavernous sinus-carotid fistula (CCF) is a rare complication of craniofacial injuries in patients receiving oral and maxillofacial surgical care. PATIENT CONCERNS: A retrospective review of 15 patients with CCF records was conducted. In addition, we present a rare case of a 32-year-old Chinese woman with CCF receiving oral and maxillofacial surgical care. DIAGNOSES: Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) confirmed a diagnosis of CCF...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Can Tang, Lujun Pang, Hengzhu Zhang, Zhengcun Yan, Xiaodong Wang, Lun Dong, Lei She, Xingdong Wang, Min Wei
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to observe the range of exposure, indications, and feasibility of the retromastoid keyhole approach via grinding partial petrous ridge to the middle fossa. METHODS: Simulated endoscopic surgeries via grinding suprameatal tubercle and petrous ridge to expose the middle fossa in retromastoid keyhole approach were performed on 8 adult cadaver heads (16 sides) fixed by formalin. The maximum exposure range in endoscope was observed. The boundaries of Parkinson triangle and the anatomic structures contained by Meckel cave and cavernous sinus (CS) lateral wall were revealed...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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