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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527060/treatments-of-glossopharyngeal-neuralgia-towards-standard-procedures
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Andrea Franzini, Giuseppe Messina, Angelo Franzini, Marcello Marchetti, Paolo Ferroli, Laura Fariselli, Giovanni Broggi
The degree of disability due to glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GN) refractory to conservative treatments justifies surgical procedures as second-line treatments. Since the first description of this facial pain disorders, many surgical options have been described either via a percutaneous or an open surgical way. Actually, when a neurovascular conflict on root entry zone (REZ) or cisternal portion of the ninth and tenth cranial nerves is identified, microvascular decompression (MVD) is the first surgical option to consider...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512048/combined-hyperactive-dysfunction-syndrome-of-the-cranial-nerves-a-retrospective-systematic-study-of-clinical-characteristics-in-44-patients
#2
Jingwei Cao, Jie Jiao, Zhenhui Du, Wenzhe Xu, Bin Sun, Feng Li, Yuguang Liu
BACKGROUND: Combined hyperactive dysfunction syndrome (HDS) is defined as the combination symptoms arising from overactivity in cranial nerves specifically, trigeminal neuralgia (TN), hemifacial spasm (HFS), and glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GPN) without an obvious explanatory structural lesion. The study aims to retrospectively analyze the clinical characteristics of combined HDS treated with microvascular decompression (MVD) in a single institution. METHODS: A total of 1450 patients with HDS were treated with MVD in our department during a 10-year period, among which 44 cases of combined HDS were identified...
May 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484525/invasive-aspergillus-sinusitis-with-orbitocranial-extension
#3
Saleh S Baeesa, Rakan F Bokhari, Khalid B Alghamdi, Hisham B Alem, Jaudah A Al-Maghrabi, Tariq A Madani
CONTEXT: Invasive sinonasal aspergillosis is a silently progressive disease that, left untreated, may invade the adjacent intracranial and intra-orbital compartments incurring serious morbidity. AIM: To evaluate our results of a collaborative surgical management plans for patients with invasive sinonasal aspergillosis with orbitocranial extension. SETTING AND DESIGN: Retrospective study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between the years 2000 and 2012, 12 patients with Aspergillus sinusitis with orbitocranial extension were treated at our institution...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434965/trochlear-schwannoma-presenting-with-isolated-trigeminal-neuralgia
#4
Cody L Nesvick, Avital Perry, Christopher S Graffeo, Aditya Raghunathan, Julie E Hammack, Jamie J Van Gompel
BACKGROUND: Schwannomas arising from the cranial nerves controlling extraocular eye movements are very rare and usually present with some degree of diplopia. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a 50-year-old woman who presented with isolated left-sided trigeminal neuralgia of six months' duration. Imaging demonstrated a homogeneously enhancing mass in the left ambient cistern, and the patient was taken to the operating room for resection. A retrosigmoid approach was used, and the mass was directly visualized arising from the trochlear nerve and compressing on the dorsal root entry zone of the trigeminal nerve...
April 18, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397136/an-experimental-animal-model-for-percutaneous-procedures-used-in-trigeminal-neuralgia
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Johannes Herta, Wei-Te Wang, Romana Höftberger, Sabine Breit, Sibylle Kneissl, Helga Bergmeister, Heber Ferraz-Leite
OBJECT: This study describes an experimental rabbit model that allows the reproduction of percutaneous operations that are used in patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Attention was given to an exact anatomical description of the rabbit's middle cranial fossa as well as the establishment of conditions for a successful procedure. METHODS: Morphometric measurements were taken from 20 rabbit skulls and CT scans. The anatomy of the trigeminal nerve, as well as its surrounding structures, was assessed by bilateral dissection of 13 New Zealand white rabbits (NWR)...
April 10, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377244/trigeminal-neuralgia-toward-a-multimodal-approach
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REVIEW
Alfio Spina, Pietro Mortini, Federica Alemanno, Elise Houdayer, Sandro Iannaccone
OBJECTIVES: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is the most common cranial neuralgia in adults, with a slight prevalence in women. Antiepileptic drugs represent the mainstay of the medical treatment, whereas microvascular decompression is the best option in case of neurovascular conflict. Although these treatments showed good rate of efficacy, they can be contraindicated in some patients and more than 50% of patients undergoing these treatments will present recurrence of pain in the following months...
April 1, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350571/vertebrobasilar-dolichoectasia-causing-an-optic-tract-syndrome
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Brandon B Holmes, Wesley C Green, Nathan H Kung, Joel A Goebel, Gregory P Van Stavern
Vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia (VBD) is characterized by significant dilation, elongation, and tortuosity of the vertebrobasilar system. We present a unique case of VBD, confirmed by neuroimaging studies, showing vascular compression of the right optic tract and lower cranial nerves leading to an incongruous left homonymous inferior quadrantanopia and glossopharyngeal neuralgia.
June 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339630/mr-tractography-in-short-lasting-unilateral-neuralgiform-headache-attacks-with-conjunctival-injection-and-tearing-sunct-patients-case-reports
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Ozlem Coskun, Murat Ucar, Doga Vuralli, Funuzar Yildirim, Rumeysa Cetinkaya, Suna Akin Takmaz, Serap Ucler
Background. : Short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attack with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) is one of the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias where neurovascular compression was detected in neuroimaging in recent years. Case. : We report two cases, a 52-year-old adult and a 69-year-old elderly patient with short-lasting and recurrent headache combined with cranial autonomic features. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and magnetic resonance (MR) tractography of both patients outlined structural changes of the trigeminal nerve revealing neurovascular compression...
February 11, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300370/linac-based-stereotactic-radiosurgery-srs-in-the-treatment-of-refractory-trigeminal-neuralgia-detailed-description-of-srs-procedure-and-reported-clinical-outcomes
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Damodar Pokhrel, Sumit Sood, Christopher McClinton, Habeeb Saleh, Rajeev Badkul, Hongyu Jiang, Timothy Stepp, Paul Camarata, Fen Wang
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To present our linac-based SRS procedural technique for medically and/or surgically refractory trigeminal neuralgia (TN) treatment and simultaneously report our clinical outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-seven refractory TN patients who were treated with a single fraction of 80 Gy to TN. Treatment delivery was performed with a 4 mm cone size using 7-arc arrangement with differential-weighting for Novalis-TX with six MV-SRS (1000 MU/min) beam and minimized dose to the brainstem...
March 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274075/herpes-zoster-with-post-herpetic-neuralgia-involving-the-right-maxillary-branch-of-trigeminal-nerve-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Massillamani Francis, Kailasam Subramanian, S Leena Sankari, Venkata Lakshmi Aparna Potluri, Akila Prabakaran
Herpes Zoster (HZ) is an acute, self-limiting, neuro cutaneous viral infection caused by the reactivation of the Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) that remains latent in the dorsal root ganglion. About 50% of occurrence is seen in older age groups and immunocompromised patients. Less than 5% occur in children. HZ is characterized by the unilateral pain, burning and tingling sensation followed by the vesicular eruptions limited to the single dermatome that are innervated by the single cranial ganglion, sometimes it leads to Post Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN)...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272727/-an-unusual-presentation-of-painful-tic-convulsive
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S Romano-Feinholz, M P Medina, F E Nares-Lopez, J L Soto-Hernandez, R Revuelta-Gutierrez
INTRODUCTION: The term 'painful tic convulsive' is used to describe the syndrome involving concomitant hemifacial spasm and ipsilateral trigeminal neuralgia. Vascular compression of the fifth and seventh cranial nerves is the most common cause, involving the entry and exit zone of rootlets coming from the brainstem; nevertheless, different etiologies of this syndrome has been previously reported. Treatment for this disease is based on surgical microvascular decompression of the nerve rootlets, but still a topic of debate...
March 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236130/entrapment-of-the-posterior-femoral-cutaneous-nerve-and-its-inferior-cluneal-branches-anatomical-basis-of-surgery-for-inferior-cluneal-neuralgia
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Stéphane Ploteau, Céline Salaud, Antoine Hamel, Roger Robert
PURPOSE: The apparent failure of pudendal nerve surgery in some patients has led us to suggest the possibility of entrapment of other adjacent nerve structures, leading to the concept of inferior cluneal neuralgia. Via its numerous collateral branches, the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve innervates a very extensive territory including the posterior surface of the thigh, the infragluteal fold, the skin over the ischial tuberosity, but also the lateral anal region, scrotum or labium majus via its perineal branch...
February 24, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215909/eslicarbazepine-acetate-for-neuropathic-pain-headache-and-cranial-neuralgia-evidence-and-experience
#13
A Alcántara Montero, C I Sánchez Carnerero
INTRODUCTION: Eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL), together with carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine, belongs to the dibenzazepine family. According to the latest clinical practice guidelines, tricyclic antidepressants, dual antidepressants (venlafaxine, duloxetine), and some antiepileptics (gabapentin, pregabalin) are first-line drugs for neuropathic pain; tramadol, lidocaine 5% patches, and capsaicin 8% patches are considered second-line drugs; and strong opioids constitute a third line of treatment...
February 16, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203221/the-grand-challenge-in-cranial-pain-from-migraine-to-cranial-neuralgias-understanding-differences-and-similarities-to-advance-knowledge-and-management
#14
EDITORIAL
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188632/tic-triggering-and-tearing-from-ctn-to-sunha
#15
R Benoliel, Y Sharav, Y Haviv, G Almoznino
PREMISE: Classical trigeminal neuralgia (CTN) and the short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks (SUNHA) are clinically similar. PROBLEM: The SUNHAs include short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) and short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with cranial autonomic symptoms (SUNA). Shared clinical signs with CTN include severe, unilateral trigeminal pain that is often triggered by innocuous stimuli and accompanied by a dull persistent background pain...
February 11, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133989/other-facial-neuralgias
#16
Francis O'Neill, Turo Nurmikko, Claudia Sommer
Premise In this article we review some lesser known cranial neuralgias that are distinct from trigeminal neuralgia, trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, or trigeminal neuropathies. Included are occipital neuralgia, superior laryngeal neuralgia, auriculotemporal neuralgia, glossopharyngeal and nervus intermedius neuralgia, and pain from acute herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia of the trigeminal and intermedius nerves. Problem Facial neuralgias are rare and many physicians do not see such cases in their lifetime, so patients with a suspected diagnosis within this group should be referred to a specialized center where multidisciplinary team diagnosis may be available...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114806/infratrochlear-neuralgia-a-prospective-series-of-seven-patients-treated-with-infratrochlear-nerve-blocks
#17
Rocío-Nur Villar-Quiles, Héctor García-Moreno, Diego Mayo, Álvaro Gutiérrez-Viedma, María-Isabel Ramos, Javier Casas-Limón, María-Luz Cuadrado
Background Infratrochlear neuralgia is a recently described painful cranial neuropathy that causes pain in the internal angle of the orbit and the medial upper eyelid, the upper bridge of the nose and/or the lacrimal caruncle. We aim to present seven new cases of infratrochlear neuralgia treated with anaesthetic nerve blocks. Methods Over an 18-month period, we prospectively identified seven cases of infratrochlear neuralgia among the patients attending the Headache Unit in a tertiary hospital. Anaesthetic blocks were performed by injecting 0...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097083/recurrent-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-eyelid-presenting-as-trigeminal-neuralgia
#18
Nicole Spitzer, Naazli Shaikh, Leah Strickland, Son Ho
This paper describes two patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the periocular and periorbital skin who presented with trigeminal neuralgia. Both patients had previous cutaneous SCC of the scalp treated successfully with surgical resection but later presented with neuro-ophthalmic findings suggesting perineural invasion (PNI) of SCC. PNI of SCC in the periocular skin or orbit can lead to devastating effects if malignant cells seed into the orbit and adjacent cranial nerves as our two patients developed an orbital apex syndrome...
December 16, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047547/su-f-t-647-linac-based-stereotactic-radiosurgery-srs-in-the-treatment-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-detailed-description-of-srs-procedural-technique-and-reported-clinical-outcomes
#19
D Pokhrel, S Sood, R Badkul, H Jiang, T Stepp, P Camarata, F Wang
PURPOSE: SRS is an effective non-invasive alternative treatment modality with minimal-toxicity used to treat patients with medically/surgically refractory trigeminal neuralgia root(TNR) or those who may not tolerate surgical intervention. We present our linac-based SRS procedure for TNR treatment and simultaneously report our clinical outcomes. METHODS: Twenty-eight TNR-patients treated with frame-based SRS at our institution (2009-2015) with a single-fraction point-dose of 60-80Gy to TNR were included in this IRB-approved study...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996187/gasserian-ganglion-and-retrobulbar-nerve-block-in-the-treatment-of-ophthalmic-postherpetic-neuralgia-a-case-report
#20
Jie Huang, Zhongge Ni, Philip Finch
OBJECTIVES: Varicella zoster virus reactivation can cause permanent histological changes in the central and peripheral nervous system. Neural inflammatory changes or damage to the dorsal root ganglia sensory nerve fibers during reactivation can lead to postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). For PHN of the first division of the fifth cranial nerve (ophthalmic division of the trigeminal ganglion), there is evidence of inflammatory change in the ganglion and adjacent ocular neural structures. First division trigeminal nerve PHN can prove to be difficult and sometimes even impossible to manage despite the use of a wide range of conservative measures, including anticonvulsant and antidepressant medication...
December 20, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
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