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Brotto Davide, Manara Renzo, Ghiselli Sara, Lovo Elisa, Mardari Rodica, Toldo Irene, Castiglione Alessandro, Schifano Giovanni, Stritoni Valentina, Bovo Roberto, Trevisi Patrizia, Martini Alessandro
INTRODUCTION: Intracranial vascular, bone, and brain abnormalities might be observed in oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum (OAVS) patients even though these structures do not derive embryologically from the first and second pharyngeal arches. This neuroimaging study investigated their type, frequency and phenotype correlations among OAVS patients. METHODS: Thirty-five OAVS patients (mean-age 4.8 ± 6.0 years; age range 0.3-30, 14 females) underwent head CT (all patients) and brain MRI (32 patients); 19 patients had a more severe phenotype (Goldenhar syndrome)...
March 2017: Neuroradiology
Sassan Hashemi, W James Parks, Denver Sallee, Timothy Slesnick
Vascular ring in the form of a double aortic arch is a rare anomaly that can cause airway compression. It occasionally occurs with unusual head and neck vessel branching. A 5-year-old boy with chronic respiratory symptoms was referred because of a tracheal indentation on his chest x-ray. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a double aortic arch with arch origins of a common carotid, vertebral, and subclavian on the right and internal and external carotids, vertebral, and subclavian arteries on the left. Our case represents, to our knowledge, the first report of a double aortic arch with 7 separate vessels arising from the transverse arches...
December 1, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Tara E Brennan, Milton Waner, Teresa M O
Importance: The current standard of treatment for infantile hemangiomas (IHs) involves initial observation for regression throughout infancy and childhood, with or without medical management with β-blocker medications. Approximately 50% of the lesions respond almost completely to this regimen. However, the remaining 50% of the lesions, especially established focal IHs of the lip, nose, eyelids, forehead, cheek, and scalp, do not regress completely with this regimen or do so leaving a deformity; among these lesions, early surgical management may result in a superior aesthetic and functional outcome...
February 2, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
Megan L Durr, Anna K Meyer, Eric J Kezirian, Mark D Mamlouk, Ilona J Frieden, Kristina W Rosbe
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) symptoms among children with head and neck vascular malformations and to compare obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)-18 scores between children with head and neck vascular malformations and children with non-head and neck vascular malformations. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort and prospective cross-sectional studies METHODS: Forty-three pediatric subjects with head and neck vascular malformations evaluated at a tertiary-care multidisciplinary vascular anomalies center were included in a retrospective cohort study...
January 16, 2017: Laryngoscope
Alexander Schank, Philippe Colonval, Mikhaël Salame
BACKGROUND: Intestinal malrotation is a well-known anomaly in the normal rotation process of the midgut during embryogenesis. Multiple forms are described, resulting in various positional configurations of the small bowel and colon. Replaced common hepatic artery is a rare but not anecdotic variant of the standard hepatic vascularization, associated with surgical implications. Our aim is to explain the impact of their simultaneous presence during this procedure and the difficulty in identifying them preoperatively, despite imaging...
December 29, 2016: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
Emily Christison-Lagay
Head and neck anatomy is topographically complex and the region is densely populated by vital nerves and vascular and lymphatic structures. Injury to many of these structures is associated with significant morbidity and may even be fatal. A thorough knowledge of regional anatomy is imperative and complications need to be managed in a thoughtful directed manner. The pediatric surgeon may be called upon to address both congenital and acquired conditions and should be prepared to encounter reoperative fields after failed initial surgery...
December 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
Onyekachukwu Osakwe, Blaise Jones, Russel Hirsch
Case Report. Isolated carotid artery originating from the pulmonary trunk is an exceedingly rare anomalous origin of head and neck vessels. We present this finding, along with a persistent embryonic trigeminal artery, in a male infant with multiple cardiac defects and other congenital anomalies associated with CHARGE syndrome. After extensive investigations, cardiac catheterization revealed the anomalous left common carotid artery arising from the cranial aspect of the main pulmonary artery. There was retrograde flow in this vessel, resulting from the lower pulmonary pressure, essentially stealing arterial supply from the left anterior cerebral circulation...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
Caroline Manicam, Natarajan Perumal, Norbert Pfeiffer, Franz H Grus, Adrian Gericke
Short posterior ciliary arteries (sPCA) provide the major blood supply to the optic nerve head. Emerging evidence has linked structural and functional anomalies of sPCA to the pathogenesis of several ocular disorders that cause varying degrees of visual loss, particularly anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy and glaucoma. Although the functional relevance of this vascular bed is well-recognized, the proteome of sPCA remains uncharacterized. Since the porcine ocular system closely resembles that of the human's and is increasingly employed in translational ophthalmic research, this study characterized the proteome of porcine sPCA employing the mass spectrometry-based proteomics strategy...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
C Fowell, C Verea Linares, R Jones, H Nishikawa, A Monaghan
Low-flow venous malformations are congenital lesions and they are the third most common vascular anomaly in the head and neck. In this paper, the third in a series of three educational reviews, we discuss current trends in their management, and include a summary of common sclerosant agents used in their control.
January 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Andrea Díaz, Miguel Angel Almela
OBJECTIVE: Disc edge veins of Kraupa are a rare anomaly of the retinal venous system in which the main trunk of the retinal vein disappeared into the margin of the optic disc instead of its centre. METHODS: A 40-year-old woman was detected to have an anomaly in her left optic disc in a routine eye examination. The eyes had an anomaly of the retinal venous system in which all branches of the retinal vein joined in a common trunk that entered the disc margin inferonasally...
2014: GMS Ophthalmology Cases
Koji Hirata, Satoshi Ihara, Masayuki Sato, Yuji Matsumaru, Tetsuya Yamamoto
INTRODUCTION: Giant cavernous malformation (GCM) in children is a rare vascular anomaly, and its natural history is unclear. Despite their giant size, intraparenchymal GCMs are low-flow vascular malformations. Herein, we report a case of hyper-vascular intraparenchymal GCM with an AV shunt in a child. CASE: A 3-year-old boy had had an enlarged head since infancy. Magnetic resonance (MR) images on admission showed a strikingly enhanced mass lesion, 6 cm in size...
February 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
T Tajima, T Wada, A Yoshizawa, T Masuda, T Okafuji, T Nakayama, K Hasuo
AIM: To examine the prevalence and detailed radiological findings of internal anomalies in thalidomide embryopathy (TE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Whole-body image screening for internal anomalies using unenhanced whole-body computed tomography (CT) and head magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed in 22 patients (13 women and nine men; mean age, 49 years; range, 47-51 years) with TE. RESULTS: Among the 22 patients with TE, internal anomalies were detected in 19 (86...
November 2016: Clinical Radiology
Seok Jeong Yang, Ho Kyoung Hwang, Chang Moo Kang, Woo Jung Lee
AIM: To provide appropriate treatment, it is crucial to share the clinical status of pancreas head cancer among multidisciplinary treatment members. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the medical records of 113 patients who underwent surgery for pancreas head cancer from January 2008 to December 2012 was performed. We developed preoperative defining system of pancreatic head cancer by describing "resectability - tumor location - vascular relationship - adjacent organ involvement - preoperative CA19-9 (initial bilirubin level) - vascular anomaly"...
July 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Jong Tae Kim, Ho Jin Lee, Jung Hee Kim, Jae Taek Hong
PURPOSE: Unusual entrance of the vertebral artery into the cervical transverse foramen (UE-V2S) is a relatively common clinical anomaly. Because spinal surgeons should understand the anatomical characteristics and clinical implications of this condition, we aimed to provide a description based on a very large number of UE-V2S anomaly cases. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 2207 three-dimensional head-and-neck computed tomographic angiograms (CTAs) that did not have specific vascular abnormalities...
July 21, 2016: European Spine Journal
- Pooja Jain, - Khursheed Raza, - Chiman Kumari, - Manisha Hansda, - Sb Ray
Cranio-vertebral junction is a pivot which holds the globe of the head. Bony anomalies at this point are particularly significant because they lodge the spinal cord and lower part of the brain stem. Clinically fusion of the atlas with the lower part of the occiput is known as Atlanto-occipital assimilation or atlas occipitalization, which can be either partial or complete depending upon the extent of fusion. It can present as totally asymptomatic accidental finding or can be a cause behind major neuro-vascular compression...
May 2016: La Clinica Terapeutica
Mark D Mamlouk, Christopher P Hess
OBJECTIVE: To study the arterial spin-labeled (ASL) imaging features of vascular anomalies in the head and neck. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The presence or absence of ASL signal was evaluated for each vascular anomaly, and a comparison with conventional magnetic resonance (MR) sequences was performed. RESULTS: Twenty-five children were identified with vascular anomalies. All proliferating infantile hemangiomas demonstrated hyperintense ASL signal...
September 2016: Clinical Imaging
Neerav Goyal, Nathan Jowett, Sunshine Dwojak, Mary Beth Cunane, David Zander, Tessa A Hadlock, Kevin S Emerick
BACKGROUND: Free muscle transfer is an important in dynamic facial reanimation; however, suitable donor vessels in this population can be inadequate. In this case series, the submental vessels were used as donors to free gracilis muscle in vessel-depleted patients. METHODS: Five patients underwent free gracilis muscle transfer for smile reanimation, 2 with a prior failed free gracilis transfer, 2 with vascular anomalies, and 1 with previous distal ligation of the facial vessels...
October 2016: Head & Neck
A C Vesseur, B M Verbist, H E Westerlaan, F J J Kloostra, R J C Admiraal, C M A van Ravenswaaij-Arts, R H Free, E A M Mylanus
To provide an overview of anomalies of the temporal bone in CHARGE syndrome relevant to cochlear implantation (CI), anatomical structures of the temporal bone and the respective genotypes were analysed. In this retrospective study, 42 CTs of the temporal bone of 42 patients with CHARGE syndrome were reviewed in consensus by two head-and-neck radiologists and two otological surgeons. Anatomical structures of the temporal bone were evaluated and correlated with genetic data. Abnormalities that might affect CI surgery were seen, such as a vascular structure, a petrosquamosal sinus (13 %), an underdeveloped mastoid (8 %) and an aberrant course of the facial nerve crossing the round window (9 %) and/or the promontory (18 %)...
December 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Mio Yokoi, Yuichiro Toyama, Yuichiro Tsurusaki, Asako Nakamura, Youhei Mima, Takahiro Kuwashiro, Yoshiyuki Wakugawa, Masahiro Yasaka, Yasushi Okada
We report a case of repeated cerebral hemorrhage associated with administration of rivaroxaban and apixaban. A 74-year-old man had undergone catheter ablation for non-valvular paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in 2 years prior. Warfarin treatment was continued after successful catheter ablation, and was then changed to rivaroxaban in 1 year prior. Three months later, he developed subcortical cerebral hemorrhage in the right occipital lobe and pharmacotherapy was changed to apixaban. At the current presentation, he complained of headache and left visual field defect, and was admitted to our hospital...
May 2016: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
Andrew A Fanous, Patrick K Jowdy, Lindsay J Lipinski, Lucia L Balos, Veetai Li
OBJECTIVE Cavernous hemangiomas are benign congenital vascular abnormalities. Intracerebral cavernous hemangiomas have an appreciable risk of spontaneous hemorrhage. Little is known as to whether head trauma increases the risk of bleeding for these lesions. In this study, the authors present a case series of 3 patients with posttraumatic nonspontaneous hemorrhage of intracerebral cavernous malformations (CMs). For the first time, to the authors' knowledge, they propose that trauma might constitute a risk factor for acute hemorrhage in intracerebral cavernomas...
September 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
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