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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788154/macrovascular-decompression-of-facial-nerve-with-anteromedial-transposition-of-a-dolichoectatic-vertebral-artery-3-dimensional-operative-video
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Halima Tabani, Sonia Yousef, Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Sirin Gandhi, Arnau Benet, Michael T Lawton
Most cranial nerve compression syndromes (ie, trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm) are caused by small arteries impinging on a nerve and are relieved by microvascular decompression. Rarely, cranial nerve compression syndromes can be caused by large artery impingement and can be relieved by macrovascular decompression. When present, this compression often occurs in association with degenerative atherosclerosis in the vertebral arteries (VA) and basilar artery. Conservative treatment is recommended for mild forms, but surgical transposition of the VA away from the root entry zone (REZ) can be considered...
May 21, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780939/sixth-cranial-nerve-palsy-and-ipsilateral-trigeminal-neuralgia-caused-by-vertebrobasilar-dolichoectasia
#2
Thong Pham, Jeffrey Wesolowski, Jonathan D Trobe
Purpose: To report an unusual case of vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia causing both trigeminal neuralgia and ipsilateral sixth cranial nerve palsy. Observations: A patient had undergone surgical decompression of trigeminal neuralgia caused by dolichoectatic vertebral and basilar arteries years before presenting with ipsilateral sixth nerve palsy. Brain MRI showed deviant vertebrobasilar arteries that presumably now compressed the sixth cranial nerve. The unaffected left sixth cranial nerve was visible on MRI, but the affected right sixth cranial nerve was not...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778285/subcutaneous-tissue-metastasis-from-glioblastoma-multiforme-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Natalia Frade Porto, Juan Delgado Fernández, María de Los Ángeles García Pallero, Juan Ramón Penanes Cuesta, Paloma Pulido Rivas, Ricardo Gil Simoes
Glioblastoma multiforme is the most common primary brain tumor, despite an aggressive clinical course, less than 2% of patients develop extraneural metastasis. We present a 72-year-old male diagnosed with a right temporal glioblastoma due to headache. He underwent total gross resection surgery and after that the patient was treated with adyuvant therapy. Five months after the patient returned with trigeminal neuralgia, and MRI showed an infratemporal cranial mass which infiltrates masticator space, the surrounding bone, the temporal muscle and superior cervical and parotid lymph nodes...
May 16, 2018: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720816/short-lasting-unilateral-neuralgiform-headache-attacks
#4
REVIEW
Andrew Levy, Manjit S Matharu
Short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks (SUNHA) is characterized by strictly unilateral trigeminal distribution pain that occurs in association with ipsilateral cranial autonomic features. There are two subtypes: short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) and short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with cranial autonomic symptoms (SUNA). These disorders are rare but highly disabling. The management of SUNHA can be challenging...
April 2018: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680282/hemifacial-spasm-associated-with-other-cranial-nerve-syndromes-literature-review
#5
M Sindou, P Mercier
Hyperactive dysfunction may affect all cranial nerves in the posterior fossa. According to literature review and personal experience, hemifacial spasm was found to be associated not only with the most frequent cranial nerve syndromes, namely: trigeminal neuralgia, vago-glossopharyngeal neuralgia or VIIIth nerve disturbances manifested by vertigo, tinnitus, hearing decrease, but also with rarer syndromes like geniculate neuralgia, masticatory spasm etc. Also, a number of publications have pointed out the relatively high incidence of the coexistence of hemifacial spasm and systemic blood hypertension; both can be cured by vascular decompression of the ventrolateral aspect of the medulla and IX-Xth route entry zone (REZ) together with the facial REZ...
April 18, 2018: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672764/microvascular-decompression-of-the-vii-viii-cranial-nerve-complex-for-the-treatment-of-intermediate-nerve-neuralgia-a-retrospective-case-series
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May 1, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671218/neuroimaging-of-meckel-s-cave-in-normal-and-disease-conditions
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REVIEW
Ajay Malhotra, Long Tu, Vivek B Kalra, Xiao Wu, Ali Mian, Rajiv Mangla, Elias Michaelides, Pina Sanelli, Dheeraj Gandhi
Meckel's cave is a dural recess in the posteromedial portion of the middle cranial fossa that acts as a conduit for the trigeminal nerve between the prepontine cistern and the cavernous sinus, and houses the Gasserian ganglion and proximal rootlets of the trigeminal nerve. It serves as a major pathway in perineural spread of pathologies such as head and neck neoplasms, automatically upstaging tumours, and is a key structure to assess in cases of trigeminal neuralgia. The purpose of this pictorial review is threefold: (1) to review the normal anatomy of Meckel's cave; (2) to describe imaging findings that identify disease involving Meckel's cave; (3) to present case examples of trigeminal and non-trigeminal processes affecting Meckel's cave...
April 18, 2018: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668453/the-skin-and-the-eye-herpes-zoster-ophthalmicus-in-a-healthy-18-month-old-toddler
#8
Radka T Komitova, Oliana B Boykinova, Nina S Stoyanova
Herpes zoster, caused by reactivation of varicella-zoster virus, is uncommon in infancy. Even more uncommon is herpes zoster ophthalmicus, defined as herpes zoster of the ophthalmic branch of the fifth cranial nerve. Among healthy children, primary varicella-zoster virus infection during gestation as a result of maternal varicella or the first year of life is the major risk factor for development of herpes zoster in a relatively young age. Here we present an unusual case of herpes zoster ophthalmicus with dissemination in an immunocompetent toddler with favorable outcome...
March 1, 2018: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626679/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-trigeminal-neuralgia-associated-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta
#9
Yoshiyasu Iwai, Kenichi Ishibashi, Kazuhiro Yamanaka
OBJECTIVE: Trigeminal neuralgia is a rare feature of basilar impression, a complication of osteochondrodysplastic disorders. Microvascular decompression is difficult in medically refractory cases. Gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS) is effective for classical trigeminal neuralgia and we first applied this GKS for a patient suffering from trigeminal neuralgia with basilar impression complicated by osteogenesis imperfecta. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: An 18-year-old man with typeⅠosteogenesis imperfecta presented with a 2-year history of typical left trigeminal neuralgia affecting the ophthalmic, maxillary, and mandibular nerves...
April 4, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614352/the-place-of-gamma-knife-stereotactic-radiosurgery-in-grade-4-vestibular-schwannoma-based-on-a-case-series-of-86-patients-with-long-term-follow-up
#10
M Lefranc, Leila Maria Da Roz, Anne Balossier, J M Thomassin, P H Roche, J Regis
INTRODUCTION: Grade IV vestibular schwannoma (Koos classification) is generally considered to be an indication for microsurgical resection or combined radiosurgery-microsurgery. However, the place of Gamma knife stereotactic surgery (GK-SRS), either as first-line treatment or when progression of residual tumor compresses the brainstem, has not been clearly evaluated. This article reports the results of a large case series of patients with grade 4 vestibular schwannoma treated by GK-SRS...
March 31, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574434/herpes-zoster-ophthalmicus-evolving-into-headache-characterised-as-hemicrania-continua
#11
Sanjay Prakash, Ankit Dave, Hemant Joshi
Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is the most common chronic complication of herpes zoster infection. However, a few patients may develop different types of pain after herpetic lesions. We are reporting two patients who developed postherpetic hemicrania continua (HC). Case 1: a 54-year-old woman had a 10-month history of continuous left-sided pain with superimposed exacerbations. The pain started with the onset of herpetic lesions in the ophthalmic division. The lesions subsided in a few weeks. However, the pain persisted and it responded exclusively to indomethacin...
March 23, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570519/cystic-progression-of-a-cavernous-malformation-at-the-level-of-the-trigeminal-root-entry-zone-presenting-with-sudden-onset-of-trigeminal-neuralgia
#12
Carlo Giacobbo Scavo, Raffaelino Roperto, Guglielmo Cacciotti, Luciano Mastronardi
BACKGROUND: Cavernous malformations (CM) in the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) are rare, and most of them are solid and extend from the internal auditory canal into the CPA. In contrast, cystic CM arising in the CPA and not involving the internal auditory canal and dura of the skull base are extremely rare. The authors present an uncommon large cystic progression of a cavernous malformation at the level of the trigeminal root entry zone evolving to severe trigeminal neuralgia and brainstem compression...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562973/helmet-induced-occipital-neuralgia-in-a-military-aviator
#13
Julio A Chalela
BACKGROUND: Headaches among military personnel are very common and headgear wear is a frequently identified culprit. Helmet wear may cause migrainous headaches, external compression headache, other primary cranial neuralgias, and occipital neuralgia. The clinical features and the response to treatment allow distinction between the different types of headaches. Headaches among aviators are particularly concerning as they may act as distractors while flying and the treatment options are often incompatible with flying status...
April 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534653/acute-trigeminal-neuralgia-associated-with-initiation-of-emtricitabine-tenofovir-for-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis
#14
Loraine Van Slyke, Mia Scott
HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with emtricitabine (FTC) and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) fixed-dose combination (FTC/TDF) is undergoing rapid scale-up in the United States. While FTC/TDF is typically well tolerated, to our knowledge, cranial nerve pathology associated with FTC/TDF has not been previously described. We report the case of a 35-year-old patient who began FTC/TDF PrEP and developed acute trigeminal neuralgia. The neurologic symptoms resolved after treatment discontinuation and recurred upon rechallenge, resulting in permanent discontinuation of PrEP treatment...
January 2018: Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515426/a-rare-case-of-glossopharyngeal-neuralgia-due-to-neurovascular-conflict
#15
Marc Vecchi, Ricardo Pereira Mestre, S Luciamma Thiekalamuriyil, Roberto Cartolari
In the context of painful cranial neuropathies, a very rare cause is represented by the irritation of the glossopharyngeal nerve due to various aetiologic factors. Here, we present a case of neuralgia of the ninth right cranial nerve due to a compression of its nerve root upon the kinking of the homolateral vertebral artery, resulting in a disabling clinical overview for the patient. Our objective was to focus the reader's attention on the clinical manifestation, which alone could lead to an immediate diagnosis...
September 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486311/microvascular-decompression-and-arachnoid-cyst-fenestration-for-treatment-of-medulla-oblongata-compression-caused-by-arachnoid-cyst-vascular-loop-complex
#16
Jehad Zakaria, Michael Wemhoff, Douglas Anderson
BACKGROUND: Vascular compression of neural structures has long been established as an etiology for dysfunction of multiple cranial nerves. Classically, as is the case of trigeminal neuralgia, vascular compression by an offending artery and sometimes vein-exerting pressure at the root entry zone of the trigeminal nerve can lead to the characteristic pain syndrome. CASE DESCRIPTION: In these cases, microvascular decompression is an effective, durable surgical intervention to relieve the neuralgia...
May 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443722/characterizing-treatment-utilization-patterns-for-trigeminal-neuralgia-in-the-united-states
#17
Joanna M Zakrzewska, Ning Wu, John Y K Lee, Brian Werneburg, Deborah Hoffman, Ying Liu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a rare orofacial disorder characterized by severe unilateral paroxysmal pain in the region of the fifth cranial nerve. Clinical guidelines recommend carbamazepine (only US Food and Drug Administration-approved drug for TN) and oxcarbazepine as first-line therapies. We utilized the US Truven Health MarketScan database to examine treatment patterns among patients with TN. METHODS: Included patients were aged ≥18 years, newly diagnosed with TN (≥2 TN diagnoses ≥14 days apart; no diagnosis in the prior year), continuously enrolled 1 year pre-index, with ≥3 years' follow-up post-index...
February 19, 2018: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414150/hypo-fractionated-stereotactic-radiotherapy-of-five-fractions-with-linear-accelerator-for-vestibular-schwannomas-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Thien Nguyen, Courtney Duong, John P Sheppard, Seung Jin Lee, Amar U Kishan, Percy Lee, Stephen Tenn, Robert Chin, Tania B Kaprealian, Isaac Yang
Vestibular schwannomas (VS) are benign tumors stemming from the eighth cranial nerve. Treatment options for VS include conservative management, microsurgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and fractionated radiotherapy. Though microsurgery has been the standard of care for larger lesions, hypo-fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (hypo-FSRT) is an emerging modality. However, its clinical efficacy and safety have yet to be established. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of manuscripts indexed in PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, Embase, and Cochrane databases reporting outcomes of VS cases treated with hypo-FSRT...
March 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397449/the-timing-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-medically-refractory-trigeminal-neuralgia-the-evidence-from-diffusion-tractography-images
#19
Cheng-Chia Lee, Shin Tai Chong, Ching-Jen Chen, Sheng-Che Hung, Huai-Che Yang, Chung-Jung Lin, Chih-Chun Wu, Wen-Yuh Chung, Wan-Yuo Guo, David Hung-Chi Pan, Hsiu-Mei Wu, Jason P Sheehan, Ching-Po Lin
BACKGROUND: Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is a novel MRI technique that enables noninvasive evaluation of microstructural alterations in white matter of brain. Initially, DTI was used in intra- or inter-hemispheric association bundles. Recent technical advances are overcoming the challenges of imaging small white matter bundles, such as the cranial nerves. In this study, we use DTI to shed more light on the microstructure changes in long-standing trigeminal neuralgia. We also utilize DTI to study the effect of early stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) on the microstructures of the trigeminal nerve and to predict the effectiveness of early SRS in the treatment of medically refractory trigeminal neuralgia (TN)...
May 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372884/volumetric-changes-and-clinical-outcome-for-petroclival-meningiomas-after-primary-treatment-with-gamma-knife-radiosurgery
#20
Zjiwar H A Sadik, Suan Te Lie, Sieger Leenstra, Patrick E J Hanssens
OBJECTIVE Petroclival meningiomas (PCMs) can cause devastating clinical symptoms due to mass effect on cranial nerves (CNs); thus, patients harboring these tumors need treatment. Many neurosurgeons advocate for microsurgery because removal of the tumor can provide relief or result in symptom disappearance. Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) is often an alternative for surgery because it can cause tumor shrinkage with improvement of symptoms. This study evaluates qualitative volumetric changes of PCM after primary GKRS and its impact on clinical symptoms...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
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