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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549916/utility-of-carotid-ultrasonography-in-management-of-an-atypical-high-vascular-risk-patient-with-recurrent-calcified-cerebral-embolic-stroke
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John W Liang, Jesse Weinberger, Aaron Tansy
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of recurrent calcified cerebral emboli (CCE)-related acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and the diagnostic utility of plaque morphology characterization on carotid ultrasound. BACKGROUND: CCE are a rare cause of AIS. CCE-related AIS has been previously reported only in high vascular-risk patients such as those with severe carotid stenosis, widespread atheromatous disease, or cardiac valvular disease. CCE-related AIS from a carotid origin has not been reported in patients without carotid stenosis...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547872/cerebral-white-matter-lesion-burden-is-associated-with-the-degree-of-aortic-valve-calcification-and-predicts-peri-procedural-cerebrovascular-events-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-tavi
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Jonas Doerner, Patrick A Kupczyk, Marius Wilsing, Julian A Luetkens, Klaus Storm, Rolf Fimmers, Tilman Hickethier, Lars Eichhorn, Claas P Naehle, Hans H Schild, Nikos Werner, Georg Nickenig, Alexander Ghanem
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the impact of aortic valve calcification and brain morphology on acute peri-procedural cerebrovascular events (CVEs) in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). BACKGROUND: Aortic valve calcification and stenosis can be assessed with echocardiography. Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) depicts and quantifies morphological signs of hypoperfusion and vascular embolism, which is of special interest in patients with severe aortic stenosis...
May 26, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522665/nonmicrocephalic-infants-with-congenital-zika-syndrome-suspected-only-after-neuroimaging-evaluation-compared-with-those-with-microcephaly-at-birth-and-postnatally-how-large-is-the-zika-virus-iceberg
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M F V V Aragao, A C Holanda, A M Brainer-Lima, N C L Petribu, M Castillo, V van der Linden, S C Serpa, A G Tenório, P T C Travassos, M T Cordeiro, C Sarteschi, M M Valenca, A Costello
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although microcephaly is the most prominent feature of congenital Zika syndrome, a spectrum with less severe cases is starting to be recognized. Our aim was to review neuroimaging of infants to detect cases without microcephaly and compare them with those with microcephaly. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated all neuroimaging (MR imaging/CT) of infants 1 year of age or younger. Patients with congenital Zika syndrome were divided into those with microcephaly at birth, postnatal microcephaly, and without microcephaly...
May 18, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505611/novel-insights-in-fetal-cardiomyopathy-due-to-in-utero-herpes-simplex-virus-infection
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Tamara Margit Jutta Pahlitzsch, Elisa Theresa Helbig, Nanette Sarioglu, Larry Hinkson, Katharina von Weizsäcker, Wolfgang Henrich
This is a case report of fatal cardiomyopathy in a fetus following maternal intrauterine infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV), despite the mother having no symptoms of an infection. The fetus showed signs of a disseminated infection affecting the heart, brain, lungs, liver, adrenal glands, and skin. HSV cardiomyopathy, characterized by vast necrosis, extensive calcifications, and inflammatory infiltration, was found to be the cause of intrauterine fetal death. To our knowledge, this is a unique report of an asymptomatic maternal nonprimary or recurrent HSV infection that induced a transmission of HSV resulting in extensive and fatal changes in the fetal heart...
May 16, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487953/interleukin%C3%A2-6-induces-an-epithelial%C3%A2-mesenchymal-transition-phenotype-in-human-adamantinomatous-craniopharyngioma-cells-and-promotes-tumor-cell-migration
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Jie Zhou, Chao Zhang, Jun Pan, Ligang Chen, Song-Tao Qi
Total resection of adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma (ACP) is complex and often leads to postoperative recurrence. This is due to the tendency of the tumor to invade the surrounding brain tissue and the generation of a local inflammatory state between the tumor cells and parenchyma. While there is evidence to suggest that interleukin‑6 (IL‑6) induces craniopharyngioma (CP)‑associated inflammation, particularly in ACP, the role of IL‑6 in the progression of ACP remains unclear. The results of the present study demonstrated that CP inflammation was associated with pathological classification, extent of surgery, degree of calcification and postoperative hypothalamic status scale...
June 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473946/fahr-s-syndrome-misdiagnosed-as-schizophrenia-a-case-report
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Syeda Naqvi, Samiullah Arshad, Rida Hanif, Khaled Abdelmaqsoud Hamed Elfert
Fahr's syndrome is a rare disease entity which presents with multiple neurological symptoms like movement disorder or cognitive impairment. We describe a case of a young male patient who presented with symptoms mimicking schizophrenia. He failed to improve despite medical management. He developed an episode of seizure which prompted us to make a computed tomography (CT) scan of the brain, revealing bilateral calcification of basal ganglia, despite normal serum calcium and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels. This case experience explains the need to rule out all pathological causes of hallucinations before making a diagnosis of schizophrenia...
March 2, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459414/postmortem-findings-for-7-neonates-with-congenital-zika-virus-infection
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Anastácio Q Sousa, Diane I M Cavalcante, Luciano M Franco, Fernanda M C Araújo, Emília T Sousa, José Telmo Valença-Junior, Dionne B Rolim, Maria E L Melo, Pedro D T Sindeaux, Marialva T F Araújo, Richard D Pearson, Mary E Wilson, Margarida M L Pompeu
Postmortem examination of 7 neonates with congenital Zika virus infection in Brazil revealed microcephaly, ventriculomegaly, dystrophic calcifications, and severe cortical neuronal depletion in all and arthrogryposis in 6. Other findings were leptomeningeal and brain parenchymal inflammation and pulmonary hypoplasia and lymphocytic infiltration in liver and lungs. Findings confirmed virus neurotropism and multiple organ infection.
July 15, 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450688/a-case-of-55-year-old-man-with-first-ever-generalized-seizure-diagnosed-with-sturge-weber-syndrome-type-iii-by-characteristic-mri-findings
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Hidehiro Ishikawa, Yuichiro Ii, Atsushi Niwa, Keita Matsuura, Masayuki Maeda, Hidekazu Tomimoto
A 55-year-old man with no mental retardation had presented a history of frequent transient clumsiness of his right upper and lower extremities for about 20 years. He was admitted to a general hospital with weakness of right side of the body, and first-ever generalized seizure attack occurred the next day. Brain CT showed calcification in the left cerebral cortices. So he was referred to our hospital. On neurological examination, he had mild clumsiness of his right upper limb and right pyramidal tract sign. He had neither facial port-wine stain nor glaucoma...
April 27, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431773/atypical-moyamoya-syndrome-with-brain-calcification-and-stenosis-of-abdominal-aorta-and-renal-arteries
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Hideki Uchikawa, Katsunori Fujii, Mayuko Fujita, Tomoko Okunushi, Naoki Shimojo
Moyamoya syndrome is a progressive cerebrovascular disease that is characterized by stenosis of the terminal portion of the internal carotid artery and its main branches, in combination with an accompanying disease. We herein describe an 8-year-old boy exhibiting transient loss of consciousness, who had recurrent seizures in infancy with progressive brain calcification. On admission, he was alert but magnetic resonance angiography showed bilateral stenosis of the whole internal carotid artery and proliferation of vascular collaterals, and brain CT revealed calcification on bilateral putamen...
April 18, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425047/can-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-antibody-reverse-radiation-necrosis-a-preclinical-investigation
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Chong Duan, Carlos J Perez-Torres, Liya Yuan, John A Engelbach, Scott C Beeman, Christina I Tsien, Keith M Rich, Robert E Schmidt, Joseph J H Ackerman, Joel R Garbow
Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) antibodies are a promising new treatment for late time-to-onset radiation-induced necrosis (RN). We sought to evaluate and validate the response to anti-VEGF antibody in a mouse model of RN. Mice were irradiated with the Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion™ and then treated with anti-VEGF antibody, beginning at post-irradiation (PIR) week 8. RN progression was monitored via anatomic and diffusion MRI from weeks 4-12 PIR. Standard histology, using haematoxylin and eosin (H&E), and immunohistochemistry staining were used to validate the response to treatment...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424147/treatment-of-leukoencephalopathy-with-calcifications-and-cysts-with-bevacizumab
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Alex J Fay, Allison A King, Joshua S Shimony, Yanick J Crow, Jan E Brunstrom-Hernandez
BACKGROUND: Leukoencephalopathy with calcifications and cysts is a rare, autosomal recessive cerebral microangiopathy that causes progressive white matter disease, calcifications, and cysts within the brain. It is typically associated with slowly progressive psychomotor regression, seizures, and movement disorders. Although leukoencephalopathy with calcifications and cysts affects only the central nervous system, it demonstrates remarkable neuropathologic and radiologic overlap with Coats plus, a disorder of small vessels of the brain, eyes, gastrointestinal tract, and bone...
March 23, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422826/idiopathic-hypoparathyroidism-with-extensive-intracranial-calcification-in-children-first-report-from-saudi-arabia
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Naglaa M Kamal, Hamed A Alghamdi, Abdulrahman A Halabi, Ayman A Bakkar, Ali Algarni, Abdullah Alharbi, Abdulla A Alharthi, Rawan A Alharbi, Laila M Sherief
RATIONALE: Pediatric idiopathic hypoparathyroidism with extensive intracranial calcifications outside the basal ganglia (BG) is extremely rare with less than 10 cases worldwide. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 11-year-old Saudi male child presented with tetany with otherwise normal neurological and other body system examination diagnoses severe hypocalcemia for differential diagnosis. INTERVENTIONS: Further investigations revealed hyperphosphatemia and undetectable serum intact parathyroid hormone...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418820/case-241-hemiparkinsonism-hemiatrophy-spect-with-99m-tc-trodat-1-and-muscle-mr-imaging-abnormalities
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Thiago Cardoso Vale, Flávia Cristina de Lima Pinto, José Luiz Pedroso, Marília Alves Dos Reis, Ilza Rosa Batista, Rodrigo Affonseca Bressan, René Leandro Magalhães Rivero, Renato Adam Mendonça, Orlando G Barsottini
History A 43-year-old right-handed man presented with a history of progressive mild left-sided weakness and slowness of movements. Symptoms began 4 years earlier, and the patient noticed a progressive decline in his daily routine due to gait difficulties in the past year. There was no history of head trauma, surgery, drug therapy, smoking, or alcohol abuse, nor was there any relevant family history. Examination revealed normal cognition (29 of 30 points on the Mini-Mental State Examination and 27 of 30 points on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment) and normal cerebellar, sensory, cranial nerve, and autonomic function...
May 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397986/clinical-and-metabolic-correlates-of-cerebral-calcifications-in-sturge-weber-syndrome
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Vinod K Pilli, Michael E Behen, Jiani Hu, Yang Xuan, James Janisse, Harry T Chugani, Csaba Juhász
AIM: To evaluate clinical and metabolic correlates of cerebral calcifications in children with Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS). METHOD: Fifteen children (11 females, four males; age range 7mo-9y, mean 4y 1mo) with unilateral SWS underwent baseline and follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI), glucose metabolism positron emission tomography (PET), and neurocognitive assessment (mean follow-up 1y 8mo). Calcified brain volumes measured on SWI were correlated with areas of abnormal glucose metabolism, seizure variables, and cognitive function (IQ)...
April 11, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379216/nicorandil-attenuates-neuronal-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-oxidative-stress-associated-with-murine-model-of-vascular-calcification
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Sriram Ravindran, Krithika Swaminathan, Abhinaya Ramesh, Gino A Kurian
Evidences suggest that the presence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with cerebrovascular diseases related cognitive decline in dialysis patients. As mitochondrial dysfunction is implicated in neurodegenerative disorders, we hypothesized that changes in brain mitochondria occur due to vascular calcification induced by renal failure and the opening of the mitochondrial potassium channel using nicorandil may prevent its dysfunction. Brain tissues from rats with vascular calcification were studied...
2017: Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368078/genotyping-of-toxoplasma-gondii-strain-directly-from-human-csf-samples-of-congenital-toxoplasmosis-clinical-case
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Chiara Pagliuca, Gabiria Pastore, Elena Scaglione, Annalisa Migliucci, Giuseppe Maria Maruotti, Annunziata Gaetana Cicatiello, Elena Salvatore, Marco Picardi, Josè Camilla Sammartino, Maria Consiglio Buonocore, Pasquale Martinelli, Emilia Iaccarino, Roberta Colicchio, Paola Salvatore
This report describes a case of congenital toxoplasmosis in a newborn in Southern Italy. A pregnant mother had been admitted at the 20th week of her pregnancy on account of pharyngodynia and laterocervical lymphadenopathy. Although serological testing of the mother's serum documented a seroconversion with positive IgG and IgM anti-Toxoplasma antibodies during II trimester, the woman refused to perform prenatal diagnosis for congenital toxoplasmosis. Fetal ultrasound scan already showed mild asymmetrical triventricular hydrocephaly and cerebral calcifications...
April 3, 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367383/multiple-calcifying-pseudoneoplasms-of-the-neuraxis
#17
Leonardo B Brasiliense, Dennis W Dickson, Raouf E Nakhleh, Rabih G Tawk, Robert Wharen
Calcifying pseudoneoplasms of the neuraxis (CAPNONs) are extremely rare tumors that are frequently misdiagnosed and overlooked by clinicians. To date, only 40 intracranial lesions have been reported, and in all instances, they were found as a solitary calcified mass. To our knowledge, the current case report is the first to illustrate the development of multiple intraaxial CAPNONs and shed more light on the origin of these lesions. We discuss the case of a 67-year-old woman who presented with a six-year history of recurrent seizures...
February 21, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364011/spectrum-of-spinal-cord-spinal-root-and-brain-mri-abnormalities-in-congenital-zika-syndrome-with-and-without-arthrogryposis
#18
M F V V Aragao, A M Brainer-Lima, A C Holanda, V van der Linden, L Vasco Aragão, M L M Silva, C Sarteschi, N C L Petribu, M M Valença
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Arthrogryposis is among the malformations of congenital Zika syndrome. Similar to the brain, there might exist a spectrum of spinal cord abnormalities. The purpose of this study was to explore and describe in detail the MR imaging features found in the spinal cords, nerve roots, and brains of children with congenital Zika syndrome with and without arthrogryposis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve infants with congenital Zika syndrome (4 with arthrogryposis and 8 without) who had undergone brain and spinal cord MR imaging were retrospectively selected...
March 31, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352499/metastatic-prostate-adenocarcinoma-to-the-brain-case-reports-and-literature-review
#19
Alexander Lam, Peter Y C Gan
Cerebral metastasis secondary to prostatic adenocarcinoma is rare and it is usually a late complication in patients with widespread distant metastases. Here, we report two unusual cases of such a rare condition. Our first case presented with a large frontal contrast-enhancing lesion-associated calcification and a large tumor cyst as shown on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. This is the fifth reported case of prostatic metastasis manifesting as a cystic intraparenchymal tumor in the literature...
January 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345671/spatiotemporal-expression-of-osteopontin-in-the-striatum-of-rats-subjected-to-the-mitochondrial-toxin-3-nitropropionic-acid-correlates-with-microcalcification
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Tae-Ryong Riew, Hong Lim Kim, Xuyan Jin, Jeong-Heon Choi, Yoo-Jin Shin, Ji Soo Kim, Mun-Yong Lee
Our aim was to elucidate whether osteopontin (OPN) is involved in the onset of mineralisation and progression of extracellular calcification in striatal lesions due to mitochondrial toxin 3-nitropropionic acid exposure. OPN expression had two different patterns when observed using light microscopy. It was either localised to the Golgi complex in brain macrophages or had a small granular pattern scattered in the affected striatum. OPN labelling tended to increase in number and size over a 2-week period following the lesion...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
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