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Sphenoid bone

Jay C Wang, Juan C Jiménez Pérez, Alison M Friedmann, Abner Louissaint, Suzanne K Freitag
We report a case of myeloid sarcoma with multifocal skeletal involvement, including the greater wing of the sphenoid bone. A 23-month-old boy presented with left-sided proptosis and fevers, and was found to have an infiltrative mass involving the left sphenoid bone on orbital imaging. Full body imaging further demonstrated multiple bony lesions in the pelvis, thoracic and lumbar vertebrae, bilateral femura, and left humerus, and biopsies of the humerus were consistent with myeloid sarcoma. The patient was started on a standard chemotherapy regimen and is responding well...
March 20, 2018: Orbit
Abhilasha Siyag, Tej P Soni, Anil K Gupta, Lalit M Sharma, Naresh Jakhotia, Shantanu Sharma
Plasmacytoma of the skull-base is a rare entity. Differential diagnosis includes chordoma, osteosarcoma, carcinoma nasopharynx, meningioma, metastatic carcinoma, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. Accurate and precise diagnosis is extremely important for plasmacytoma of the skull-base as its treatment and prognosis is different from other skull-base lesions. A 41-year-old man presented with concerns of headache, diplopia, and left eye strabismus. A magnetic resonance image (MRI) of his brain showed a large expansile mass measuring 51 mm involving the clivus and central skull-base...
January 15, 2018: Curēus
Harsh Deora, Manish Beniwal, Shilpa Rao, K V L N Rao, V Vikas, Sampath Somanna
Background: Actinomycosis israeli is a gram-positive non-acid-fast bacterium and is the most common causative agent of actinomycosis. It usually presents as a brain abscess via a secondary spread from the cervicofacial region or lungs. However, presentation as an en-plaque lesion with bone involvement out of proportion to brain parenchyma is rare and needs to be acknowledged. Case Description: We report a case of intracranial en-plaque lesion in a 47-year-old female with restriction of mouth opening and right third nerve palsy for 1 year...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
Satoshi Fukai, Naoyuki Okabe, Hayato Mine, Hironori Takagi, Hiroyuki Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Garcin syndrome, which consists of unilateral palsies of almost all cranial nerves without either sensory or motor long-tract disturbances or intracranial hypertension, can be caused by malignant tumors at the skull base. The case of a patient with lung cancer that metastasized to the sphenoid bone and resulted in Garcin syndrome is presented. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76-year-old woman was diagnosed as having non-small cell lung cancer with pericardial and diaphragmatic infiltration, cT4N1M0, stage 3A...
March 6, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Kaan Yağmurlu, Michael A Mooney, Kaith K Almefty, Baran Bozkurt, Necmettin Tanriover, Andrew S Little, Mark C Preul
OBJECTIVE: To describe an endoscopic anterolateral surgical route to the lateral portion of Meckel's cave. METHODS: A sublabial transmaxillary transpterygoid approach was performed in 6 cadaveric heads (12 sides). A craniectomy was drilled between the foramen rotundum (FR) and foramen ovale (FO) with defined borders. Extradural dissection was performed up to the V2-V3 junction of the trigeminal ganglion. The working space was analyzed using anatomical measurements...
March 3, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Marc Valera-Melé, Anna Puigdellívol-Sánchez, Marija Mavar-Haramija, Juan A Juanes-Méndez, Luis San-Román, Matteo de Notaris, Alberto Prats-Galino
We describe a new and freely available 3D interactive model of the intracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) and the skull base that also allows to display and compare its main segment classifications. High-resolution 3D human angiography (isometric voxel's size 0.36 mm) and Computed Tomography angiography images were exported to Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) format for processing in a 3D software platform and embedding in a 3D Portable Document Format (PDF) document that can be freely downloaded at http://diposit...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Medical Systems
Abdelhakeem A Essa, Ali R Hamdan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate surgical outcome and reconstruction of bone defects after excision of sphenoid meningioma enplaque. PATIENT AND METHODS: Between June 2012 and May 2016, a series of 15 patients presented by proptosis attended to neurosurgery departments, Assiut university hospital, Qena university hospital, South Valley University and, These patients were diagnosed with sphenoid meningioma enplaque by fulfilling its criteria by neuroimaging (sheet-like meningioma and hyperostosis)...
February 21, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Hidetomo Hirouchi, Kei Kitamura, Masahito Yamamoto, Kento Odaka, Satoru Matsunaga, Koji Sakiyama, Shinichi Abe
OBJECTIVE: Secondary cartilage develops from osteochondral progenitor cells. Hypertrophic chondrocytes in secondary cartilage increase within a very short time and then ossify rapidly. In the present study, we investigated the sequential development process of osteochondral progenitor cells, and the morphology and size of hypertrophic chondrocytes in secondary cartilage. DESIGN: ICR mice at embryonic days (E) 14.5-17.5 were used. The mandibular condyle and the medial pterygoid process of the sphenoid bone were observed as secondary cartilage, and the cranial base and the lateral pterygoid process of the sphenoid bone, which is primary cartilage, were observed as a control...
December 29, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
Christopher D Lopez, Anand Kumar, Alexander Y Lin, Christopher M Bonfield, Jeffrey Weinzweig, Thomas Naidich, Christopher M Smith, Peter J Taub
Removal of the fronto-orbital bandeau is one of the most critical components for procedures designed to correct anomalies of the craniofacial skeleton and remodel the anterior calvarial vault. It is also used to improve exposure of the anterior cranial fossa. It is arguably one of the more difficult portions of some craniofacial procedures. While the technique for fronto-orbito-sphenoid osteotomy has been frequently described, it has only been minimally detailed. Separation of bone in this region remains challenging due to the bone thickness, adjacent vital structures, and limited direct visibility...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Claiton Heitz, Alexandre Weber, Leandro Dini, Guilherme Pivatto Louzada, Eduardo Lombardo
Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) is a rare benign tumor that occurs predominantly in young males. The authors report the case of a 22-year-old male patient who presented with a painless, exophytic tumor mass protruding through the right nostril, with anterior lateral extension associated with severe posterior involvement, erosion of the sphenoid bone to the right of the pterygoid process, and significant epistaxis. The preoperative evaluation, surgical approach, postoperative results, and a review of the literature are presented...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Joseph Luo, David Anthony Morrison, Alex John Hayes, Arul Bala, Guy Watts
BACKGROUND: Different methods have been described for the reconstruction of cranial defects and orbital defects. The complex contouring between the orbital roof and frontal bone creates significant design challenges for prefabricated cranio-orbital reconstructions. In describing the first reported patient of combined skull and orbital roof reconstruction with a single-piece titanium plate cranioplasty, the authors present a new method of combined complex cranio-orbital reconstruction...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Danica Cvetković, Vladimir Živković, Irina Damjanjuk, Slobodan Nikolić
A 40-year-old drug addict, who was being treated with methadone and occupational therapy, committed suicide by striking a wooden pencil into his right eye socket. While still conscious, he hit his head hard against a table, jamming the pencil even deeper into his head. The autopsy showed that the pencil missed the globe and lodged in the inner part of the right eye socket. It pierced the orbital part of the right ethmoid bone, the right ethmoid cells, and the right superior nasal concha, then passed through the body of the sphenoid bone and the clivus of the occipital bone before stopping in the brain tissue...
February 24, 2018: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
Oluwatobi O Idowu, Evan Kalin-Hajdu, F Lawson Grumbine, Robert C Kersten, Michael McDermott, M Reza Vagefi
The frontotempotal-orbitozygomatic craniotomy (FTOZ) is a standard approach for large sphenoid wing meningiomas (SWMs). Nevertheless, resection of these tumors is not without ophthalmologic risks. This series presents two patients with acute postoperative restrictive strabismus following tumor resection and orbital wall reconstruction. Forced duction testing and postoperative imaging revealed impingement of the lateral rectus muscle caused by an alloplastic implant and/or residual bone, prompting immediate orbitotomy and restoration of normal extraocular muscle function...
December 11, 2017: Curēus
Marina Dias-Neto, José F Ramos, José F Teixeira
Injuries of the supra-aortic trunk after blunt chest trauma are rare. This is a case report of a blunt traumatic lesion of the innominate artery (IA) origin that exhibited aortic arch involvement with a focus on imaging and treatment. A 41-year-old fisherman presented an IA injury secondary to a high-impact blunt chest trauma. Upon physical examination, vital signs were stable and upper extremity pulses were present. In addition to several bone fractures (costal ribs, clavicle, scapula, temporal, maxillary, and sphenoid), computed tomography angiography revealed dissection/pseudoaneurysm of the IA sparing the bifurcation...
January 1, 2018: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Hüseyin Şan, Kürşat Okuyucu, Ali Ozan Öner, Özdeş Emer, Alper Özgür Karaçalıoğlu
Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a benign fibroosseous bone disorder. It has poliostotic and monostotic patterns. Monostotic FD is frequently asymptomatic and is usually discovered incidentally by radiologic imaging performed for other reasons. Bone scintigraphy is valuable for identifying disease extent. Craniofacial FD (CFD) is a form of the disease where lesions are limited to contiguous bones of the craniofacial skeleton. We presented a case with monostotic CFD who was detected incidentally on bone scintigraphy single-photon emission computed tomography/computerized tomography while being investigated for inflammatory arthropaties...
February 1, 2018: Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy
Zhanna Belaya, Tatiana Grebennikova, Galina A Melnichenko, Alexey Nikitin, Alexander Solodovnikov, Olga Brovkina, Andrey Grigoriev, Liudmila Rozhinskaya, Alexander Lutsenko, Ivan I Dedov
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the response of bone to chronic long-term growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF1) excess by measuring the expression of selected mRNA and microRNA (miR) in bone samples of patients with active acromegaly. DESIGN: case-control study Methods: bone samples were obtained during transsphenoidal adenomectomy from the sphenoid bone (sella turcica) from 14 patients with clinically and biochemically-confirmed acromegaly and 10 patients with clinically non-functioning pituitary adenoma (NFPA) matched by sex and age...
January 26, 2018: European Journal of Endocrinology
Ashwini Kini, Reema Syed, Christopher Compton, Jessica L Hata, Aparna Ramasubramanian
The authors report a case of isolated congenital orbital myofibroma causing sphenoid dysplasia and presenting as global restriction of extraocular motility and ptosis in a neonate. Sphenoid wing dysplasia is most commonly associated neurofibromatosis 1 but this patient had no evidence of neurofibromatosis on clinical examination and genetic testing. Congenital orbital myofibroma can have secondary effects on bone and likely the lesion was present early in development leading to aplasia of the sphenoid bone...
January 17, 2018: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Liza M Cohen, Juan C Jiménez Pérez, Eric H Holbrook, William T Curry, Michael K Yoon
A 51-year-old man who had undergone right orbital decompression 5 months earlier developed a meningoencephalocele extending in the right sphenoid sinus through a skull base defect of the right ethmoid, sphenoid, and frontal bones. The authors report the third case to their knowledge of meningoencephalocele with cerebrospinal fluid leak after orbital decompression and discuss its management and measures that can be taken to prevent this rare but serious complication.
January 16, 2018: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Maria Piagkou, Othon Manolakos, Theodore Troupis, Nikolaos Lazaridis, Konstantinos Laios, Alexandros Samolis, Konstantinos Natsis
OBJECTIVE: This study adds important information regarding the morphological alterations caused by growth hormone hypersecretion in the skull and craniocervical junction (CCJ). A variably asymmetric skull due to acromegaly coexists with expansion of the paranasal sinuses and multiple Wormian bones. CASE REPORT: A pathologically asymmetric dry skull of a European male, aged 38 years at death, with cranial vault and skull base thickening is described. The extensive paranasal sinus pneumatization caused a generalized thinning of the bony walls...
November 2017: Acta Medica Academica
Noritaka Komune, Satoshi Matsuo, Koichi Miki, Yojiro Akagi, Ryota Kurogi, Koji Iihara, Takashi Nakagawa
OBJECTIVE: The endoscopic endonasal approach to the anatomically complex lateral skull base presents technical challenges. The use of the eustachian tube as a landmark to identify the petrous internal carotid artery has recently been reported, and this study aims to define the anatomic relationship between the eustachian tube and its surrounding structures using cadaveric dissection and radiologic analysis. METHODS: To clarify the relationship of the eustachian tube with its surrounding structures, we performed endoscopic and microscopic dissection of 4 adult cadaveric heads and analyzed computed topography scans from 20 patients...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
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