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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505503/intracranial-neurenteric-cyst-mimicking-an-ependymoma-imaging-features-pathologic-correlation-and-review-of-literature
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Steve M Nelson, Derek A Mathis, Joseph K Hobbs, Vincent M Timpone
We present a case of a 57-year-old female with four-months of diplopia and vertigo. MRI revealed a mixed cystic and solid partially enhancing lesion of the 4th ventricle, foramen of Luschka and cerebellopontine angle. Preoperative differential diagnosis favored ependymoma. Biopsy revealed a neurenteric cyst, a benign developmental lesion that rarely occurs intracranially. This case highlights several atypical manifestations of intracranial neurenteric cyst, with regions of histologically benign solid enhancement, multicompartmental extra-axial location mimicking an ependymoma, and rapid recurrence without evidence of underlying malignancy...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503164/superior-canal-dehiscence-syndrome-lessons-from-the-first-20-years
#2
REVIEW
Bryan K Ward, John P Carey, Lloyd B Minor
Superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome was first reported by Lloyd Minor and colleagues in 1998. Patients with a dehiscence in the bone overlying the superior semicircular canal experience symptoms of pressure or sound-induced vertigo, bone conduction hyperacusis, and pulsatile tinnitus. The initial series of patients were diagnosed based on common symptoms, a physical examination finding of eye movements in the plane of the superior semicircular canal when ear canal pressure or loud tones were applied to the ear, and high-resolution computed tomography imaging demonstrating a dehiscence in the bone over the superior semicircular canal...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502274/superior-petrosal-sinus-causing-superior-canal-dehiscence-syndrome
#3
S M D Schneiders, J W Rainsbury, E F Hensen, R M Irving
OBJECTIVE: To determine signs and symptoms for superior canal dehiscence syndrome caused by the superior petrosal sinus. METHODS: A review of the English-language literature on PubMed and Embase databases was conducted, in addition to a multi-centre case series report. RESULTS: The most common symptoms of 17 patients with superior petrosal sinus related superior canal dehiscence syndrome were: hearing loss (53 per cent), aural fullness (47 per cent), pulsatile tinnitus (41 per cent) and pressure-induced vertigo (41 per cent)...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485653/vestibular-rehabilitation-in-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-reality-or-fiction
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Federica Bressi, Paola Vella, Manuele Casale, Antonio Moffa, Lorenzo Sabatino, Michele Antonio Lopez, Francesco Carinci, Rocco Papalia, Fabrizio Salvinelli, Silvia Sterzi
The objective of this article is to systematically review the evidence on the effectiveness of vestibular rehabilitation (VR) in patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Relevant published studies about VR in BPPV were searched in PubMed, Google Scholar and Ovid using various keywords. We included trials that were available in the English language and did not apply publication year or publication status restrictions. Studies based on the VR in other peripheral and/or central balance disorders are excluded...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473800/central-positional-nystagmus-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Nora K Macdonald, Diego Kaski, Yougan Saman, Amal Al-Shaikh Sulaiman, Amal Anwer, Doris-Eva Bamiou
OBJECTIVE: To provide a systematic review of the clinical and radiological features of lesion-induced central positional nystagmus (CPN) and identify salient characteristics that differentiate central from peripheral positional nystagmus (PN). METHODS: Systematic literature search according to the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analysis. RESULTS: A total of 82 patients from 28 studies met the participants intervention, comparison, outcomes, and study designs criteria for inclusion...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434468/the-effect-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-banxia-baizhu-tianma-decoction-for-the-treatment-of-vertebrobasilar-insufficiency-vertigo-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
ZhenLang Guo, ZhenNing Su, ZhengFei Wang, XiaoMu Luo, RenKui Lai
OBJECTIVES: Banxia Baizhu Tianma Decoction (BBTD) is widely used to treat vertebrobasilar insufficiency vertigo (VBIV) in China, but its efficacy remains largely unexplored. We systemically summarized relevant evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to assess the therapeutic effect of BBTD. METHODS: Seven electronic databases were searched for relevant electronic studies published before July 2016. We evaluated RCTs that compared BBTD, anti-vertigo drugs and a combination of BBTD and anti-vertigo drugs...
April 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429801/the-dizzy-patient-don-t-forget-disorders-of-the-central-vestibular-system
#7
REVIEW
Thomas Brandt, Marianne Dieterich
Vertigo and dizziness are among the most common complaints in neurology clinics, and they account for about 13% of the patients entering emergency units. In this Review, we focus on central vestibular disorders, which are mostly attributable to acute unilateral lesions of the bilateral vestibular circuitry in the brain. In a tertiary interdisciplinary outpatient dizziness unit, central vestibular disorders, including vestibular migraine, comprise about 25% of the established diagnoses. The signs and symptoms of these disorders can mimic those of peripheral vestibular disorders with sustained rotational vertigo...
April 21, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429295/idiopathic-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-in-the-elderly-a-long-term-follow-up-study
#8
Seong-Chul Yeo, Seong-Ki Ahn, Ho Joong Lee, Hyun-Jin Cho, Sang-Wook Kim, Seung Hoon Woo, Sea-Yuong Jeon, Yeon-Hee Joo, Dong Gu Hur, Jung Je Park
BACKGROUND: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of peripheral-type vertigo in the elderly. While some studies have investigated BPPV among the elderly, no study has focused on the isolated idiopathic BPPV (iBPPV) in the elderly. AIMS: To investigate the clinical features and recurrence rate in elderly patients diagnosed with iBPPV. METHODS: The authors prospectively reviewed the medical records of 627 patients diagnosed with BPPV, and a total of 370 patients fulfilled the inclusion criteria...
April 20, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424657/magnetic-vestibular-stimulation-mvs-as-a-technique-for-understanding-the-normal-and-diseased-labyrinth
#9
REVIEW
Bryan K Ward, Jorge Otero-Millan, Prem Jareonsettasin, Michael C Schubert, Dale C Roberts, David S Zee
Humans often experience dizziness and vertigo around strong static magnetic fields such as those present in an MRI scanner. Recent evidence supports the idea that this effect is the result of inner ear vestibular stimulation and that the mechanism is a magnetohydrodynamic force (Lorentz force) that is generated by the interactions between normal ionic currents in the inner ear endolymph and the strong static magnetic field of MRI machines. While in the MRI, the Lorentz force displaces the cupula of the lateral and anterior semicircular canals, as if the head was rotating with a constant acceleration...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423374/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-as-adjuvant-treatment-for-idiopathic-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-after-failure-of-systemic-steroids
#10
Seiji Hosokawa, Ken-Ichi Sugiyama, Goro Takahashi, Yu-Ichi Hashimoto, Kumiko Hosokawa, Satoru Takebayashi, Hiroyuki Mineta
We evaluated the outcomes of and prognostic factors for idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL) treated with adjuvant hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). A retrospective review of clinical data was performed for 167 patients with ISSNHL who failed to respond to systemic steroids and were treated by adjuvant HBOT at Shizuoka Saiseikai General Hospital. We analysed the clinical outcomes, the averaged 5-frequency hearing level after systemic steroids, patient age, the interval between post-steroids and pre-HBOT, vertigo as a complication, the presence of diabetes mellitus, smoking history, and hypertension...
April 20, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395500/-advances-in-auditory-function-research-of-meniere-disease
#11
Y Zhang, B Liu
Meniere disease is a unique, progressive disease of the inner ear. The complex manifestation presents diagnostic challenges. It is difficult to diagnose due to the absence of typical presentations especially in the early stages. The cochlear symptoms often present prior to vertigo and tend to be ignored. Therefore, focusing on the cochlear symptoms and functions may provide information for early diagnosis and may protect the patients from acquiring a hearing disability. This review focused on the pure-tone audiometry, glycerin test, distortion product otoacoustic emissions, auditory brainstem response, electrocochleogram, multifrequency tympanometry, and speech audiometry, which hopefully could emphasize the importance of the symptomatic and functional findings of cochlear, and be helpful in diagnosis for Meniere disease...
March 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386807/acute-human-herpes-virus-7-hhv-7-encephalitis-in-an-immunocompetent-adult-patient-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Nicoletta Riva, Iacopo Franconi, Marianna Meschiari, Erica Franceschini, Cinzia Puzzolante, Gianluca Cuomo, Alessandro Bianchi, Francesca Cavalleri, Maurilio Genovese, Cristina Mussini
We report a case of an acute HHV-7 encephalitis involving the nucleus of the VI cranial nerve in an immunocompetent host. The patient was an adult male admitted to our Clinic with headache, diplopia, fever, nausea, vertigo, asthenia and general malaise. PCR for viral and bacterial genomes was run on both serum and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) after performing lumbar puncture, resulting positive only for HHV-7 DNA on CSF. MRI showed hyperintensity in FLAIR signal in the dorsal pons, in the area of the VI cranial nerve nucleus...
April 6, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382131/superior-semicircular-canal-dehiscence-syndrome-diagnosis-and-surgical-management
#13
Marite Palma Diaz, Juan Carlos Cisneros Lesser, Alfredo Vega Alarcón
Introduction Superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome was described by Minor et al in 1998. It is a troublesome syndrome that results in vertigo and oscillopsia induced by loud sounds or changes in the pressure of the external auditory canal or middle ear. Patients may present with autophony, hyperacusis, pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss. When symptoms are mild, they are usually managed conservatively, but surgical intervention may be needed for patients with debilitating symptoms. Objective The aim of this manuscript is to review the different surgical techniques used to repair the superior semicircular canal dehiscence...
April 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382130/surgical-treatment-for-recurrent-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
#14
Gonzalo Corvera Behar, Miguel Alfredo García de la Cruz
Introduction Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is a generally benign condition that responds to repositioning maneuvers and frequently resolves spontaneously. However, for some patients it can become a disabling condition in which surgery must be considered. Two different surgical techniques exist, singular neurectomy and posterior semicircular canal occlusion. Objective The objective of this study is to review the current status of singular nerve section and posterior semicircular canal occlusion as treatments for intractable benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, and to determine if there are published data available that favors one over the other...
April 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382129/labyrinthectomy-and-vestibular-neurectomy-for-intractable-vertiginous-symptoms
#15
Alfredo Vega Alarcón, Lourdes Olivia Vales Hidalgo, Rodrigo Jácome Arévalo, Marite Palma Diaz
Introduction Labyrinthectomy and vestibular neurectomy are considered the surgical procedures with the highest possibility of controlling medically untreatable incapacitating vertigo. Ironically, after 100 years of the introduction of both transmastoid labyrinthectomy and vestibular neurectomy, the choice of which procedure to use rests primarily on the evaluation of the hearing and of the surgical morbidity. Objective To review surgical labyrinthectomy and vestibular neurectomy for the treatment of incapacitating vestibular disorders...
April 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382128/endolymphatic-sac-surgery-for-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease-current-opinion-and-literature-review
#16
Maria de Lourdes Flores García, Carolina de la Llata Segura, Juan Carlos Cisneros Lesser, Carlo Pane Pianese
Introduction The endolymphatic sac is thought to maintain the hydrostatic pressure and endolymph homeostasis for the inner ear, and its dysfunction may contribute to the pathophysiology of Ménière's disease. Throughout the years, different surgical procedures for intractable vertigo secondary to Ménière's disease have been described, and though many authors consider these procedures as effective, there are some who question its long-term efficacy and even those who think that vertigo control is achieved more due to a placebo effect than because of the procedure itself...
April 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375910/dizziness-in-the-outpatient-care-setting
#17
Terry D Fife
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article summarizes an approach to evaluating dizziness for the general neurologist and reviews common and important causes of dizziness and vertigo. RECENT FINDINGS: Improved methods of diagnosing patients with vertigo and dizziness have been evolving, including additional diagnostic criteria and characterization of some common conditions that cause dizziness (eg, vestibular migraine, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, chronic subjective dizziness)...
April 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361234/aseptic-meningitis-in-relapsing-polychondritis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
REVIEW
Kai Shen, Geng Yin, Chenlu Yang, Qibing Xie
Aseptic meningitis is an extremely rare neurologic complication of relapsing polychondritis (RP). We reported a case of a 58-year-old Chinese female with intractable headache, puffy ears, pleocytosis, and cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showing thickened and enhanced meninges. She was finally diagnosed of aseptic meningitis due to RP after full exclusion of infectious causes. She gradually developed neurosensory hearing loss, vertigo, and saddle nose while glucocorticosteroid therapy and combined cyclophosphamide could not control her headache...
March 30, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345423/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-hearing-disorders-literature-review-and-meta-analysis-of-clinical-and-temporal-bone-findings
#19
Arianna Di Stadio, Massimo Ralli
Objective This literature review and meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the correlations among hearing and vestibular clinical symptoms, temporal bone findings, and pathological mechanisms in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Study design Relevant papers in the literature were retrospectively reviewed. Clinical hearing aspects in patients with SLE and relevant temporal bone studies in the same field were analyzed. Methods PubMed and Google Scholar searches were performed using the following keywords: "auto-immune disease," "systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)," "hearing loss," "temporal bone study," "vertigo," "dizziness," "tinnitus," "ear symptoms," "treatment," "diagnosis," "symptoms," "etiopathogenesis," "Wegener granulomatosis," "Sjogren," "polyarteritis nodosa," "Cogan syndrome," and "granulomatosis...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306710/are-intratympanic-corticosteroids-effective-for-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re%C3%A2-s-disease
#20
Ángela Chuang-Chuang, María A Baeza
Ménière’s disease affects the inner ear and its main symptoms are vertigo, hearing loss and fluctuating aural symptoms. Nowadays, there are many therapeutic alternatives, being the use of intratympanic corticosteroids one that has become popular. To answer this question, we searched in Epistemonikos database, which is maintained by screening multiple databases. We identified four systematic reviews including 15 studies overall, of which seven were randomized trials. We extracted data and generated a summary of findings table using the GRADE approach...
March 13, 2017: Medwave
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