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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525467/analysis-of-cervical-angiograms-in-cervical-spine-trauma-patients-does-it-make-a-difference
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Tina Dreger, Howard Place, Theresa Mattingly, Christine Piper, Jennifer Brechbuehler
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate computed tomography angiogram (CTA) use for diagnosing blunt vertebral artery injury (BVAI) at a single institution, to assess the incidence of BVAI in the studied population, and determine if diagnosis affected care. We also wanted to evaluate if testing and treatment resulted in complications. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: BVAI is an example of a previously underdiagnosed injury. Ease of CTA has simplified vertebral artery evaluation...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499862/successful-revascularization-of-aortic-arch-in-a-39-year-old-blunt-trauma-patient-with-acute-diffuse-axonal-injury-without-the-use-of-systemic-anticoagulation
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Andrew M Abi-Chaker, Keith M Jones, Priscilla Sanchez, Jordan Sasson, Xiaoyi Li, Jorge Rey
BACKGROUND: Blunt traumatic aortic injury is the second leading cause of death in trauma patients age 4 to 34. Of the patients that are able to receive treatment, mortality rates as high as 40% have been reported. Endovascular repair options have allowed for more expeditious repairs with reduced iatrogenic trauma; however, when the injury involves the ascending aorta or arch, current endografts lack fenestrations needed for cerebral blood flow. Traditionally, on pump cardiopulmonary bypass with systemic anticoagulation has been used to repair these injuries...
May 9, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497668/potential-brain-dead-organ-donation-in-neurocritical-care-mortality
#3
Vera Spatenkova, Ondrej Bradac, Petr Suchomel
BACKGROUND: Mortality is a marker of quality in neurocritical care, but it also provides potential for donors after brain death (DBD) following irreversible acute brain damage. The aim of this study was to analyse the neurointensive care unit (NICU) mortality rate and recovery of potential DBD. METHODS: We performed a 10-year prospective observational cohort computer database analysis of 6138 acute neurological and neurosurgical patients (pts, 58.2% male, mean: age 55...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491191/internal-carotid-artery-dissection-and-pseudoaneurysm-formation-with-resultant-ipsilateral-hypoglossal-nerve-palsy
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Giuseppe Cruciata, Rikesh Parikh, Meera Pradhan, Jay Shah, Eric Greif, Evan G Stein
Craniocervical artery dissection is a potentially disabling condition caused by an intimal tear allowing blood to enter and dissect the media in the cranial direction which can occur spontaneously or as a result of trauma. When the dissection extends toward the adventitia, it can form a protrusion from the weakened vessel wall called a pseudoaneurysm, which may become a nidus for distal thromboembolism or cause mass effect on adjacent structures. Accurate and prompt diagnosis is critical as timely treatment can significantly reduce the risk of complications such as stroke...
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485656/delayed-massive-epistaxis-from-traumatic-cavernous-carotid-false-aneurysms-a-report-of-two-unusual-cases
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Ncedile Mankahla, David LeFeuvre, Allan Taylor
Introduction Blunt head trauma can injure the cavernous segment of the internal carotid artery (ICA). This may result in a carotid cavernous fistula (CCF). Rarely, a traumatic aneurysm may bleed medially causing massive epistaxis. Case presentation We present two cases of traumatic intracavernous carotid pseudoaneurysms with delayed massive epistaxis. The patients were managed with endovascular treatment involving coil embolization with parent vessel sparing and detachable balloon occlusion with carotid sacrifice...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484831/a-case-of-refractory-subgaleal-hematoma-in-adolescence-treated-with-aspiration-and-endovascular-surgery
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Daisuke Wajima, Ichiro Nakagawa, Yukiko Kotani, Takeshi Wada, Hiroshi Yokota, Young-Soo Park, Kimihiko Kichikawa, Hiroyuki Nakase
A 14-year-old boy experienced sudden headache in the left parietal region, without any history of head trauma. Approximately 40 ml of hematoma was aspirated using a 22-gauge needle, and scalp swelling immediately disappeared. However, the swelling recurred bilaterally 2 weeks later. Left external carotid angiography revealed a reticular shadow consistent with subgaleal hematoma from a branch of bilateral superficial temporal arteries, without any arteriovenous shunts. The patient was successfully treated using the combination of hematoma aspiration and embolization of the superficial temporal artery...
May 9, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480112/nontraumatic-posterior-circulation-pseudoaneurysm-of-the-basilar-artery-summit-with-complete-spontaneous-resolution-case-report-and-literature-review
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Nefize Turan, Shannon Butler, Theodore C Larson, Alexander Mason
BACKGROUND: Intracranial pseudoaneurysms are rare vascular defects of arterial walls that are classically the result of traumatic injury, iatrogenic causes, or infection. Idiopathic pseudoaneurysms are seen even less frequently and are often related to atherosclerosis. Pseudoaneurysms are most commonly found along the distal wall of the internal carotid artery, however, can occur at any location in the cerebrovascular circulation. Treatment of these arterial defects is often challenging due to their frail nature...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475705/management-of-penetrating-cerebrovascular-injuries-in-pediatric-trauma-a-retrospective-multicenter-study
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Vijay M Ravindra, Michael C Dewan, Hassan Akbari, Robert J Bollo, David Limbrick, Andrew Jea, Robert P Naftel, Jay K Riva-Cambrin
BACKGROUND: Blunt cerebrovascular injury is uncommon in the pediatric population; penetrating cerebrovascular injuries are even rarer and are thus poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To describe the diagnosis and management of penetrating cerebrovascular injuries and describe outcomes of available treatment modalities. METHODS: Clinical and radiographic data were collected retrospectively from a multicenter trauma registry for children screened for cerebrovascular injury during 2003 to 2013 at 4 academic pediatric trauma centers...
May 5, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451716/-interventional-radiology-in-the-head-and-neck-region
#9
C Mayer, E Hattingen, H Schild, F Bootz, A Schröck
In interventional neuroradiology, endovascular embolization represents an important and helpful tool in the treatment of multiple head and neck diseases. These interventional procedures may be performed with curative intent, to reduce the surgical risk within a multimodal treatment concept, or to improve or at least maintain a good quality of life within a palliative therapy concept. In addition to a good understanding of disease pathology, knowledge of vascular anatomy, including collateral vessels and dangerous extracranial-intracranial anastomoses, is essential for successful treatment, as is implementation of an established technique using appropriate material...
April 27, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429475/common-carotid-artery-sonography-versus-transthoracic-echocardiography-for-cardiac-output-measurements-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Qian-Yi Peng, Li-Na Zhang, Mei-Lin Ai, Li Li, Cheng-Huan Hu, Yan-Xin Zhang, Wei Liu, Qing Feng, Yu Zou, Yu-Hang Ai
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to test the effectiveness of common carotid artery sonography in comparison with transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) for cardiac output measurements to provide an easier alternative for cardiac output monitoring in the intensive care unit. METHODS: This study included 148 patients who had common carotid artery Doppler examinations and TTE performed within 8 hours of each other, and the cardiac output measurement results were compared with each other...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399527/blunt-traumatic-extracranial-cerebrovascular-injury-and-ischemic-stroke
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Paul M Foreman, Mark R Harrigan
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke occurs in a significant subset of patients with blunt traumatic cerebrovascular injury (TCVI). The patients are victims of motor vehicle crashes, assaults or other high-energy collisions, and suffer ischemic stroke due to injury to the extracranial carotid or vertebral arteries. SUMMARY: An increasing number of patients with TCVI are being identified, largely because of the expanding use of computed tomography angiography for screening patients with blunt trauma...
April 11, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395494/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-traumatic-optic-neuropathy-with-internal-carotid-artery-trauma
#12
Q J Fan, L Y Ni, X J Liu, Y Zeng, L F Jiang, B Zheng
Objective: To summarize our experience in the diagnosis of internal carotid artery trauma in patients with traumatic optic neuropathy, and to make recommendations for the treatment. Methods: The clinic data of 6 cases who had traumatic optic neuropathy with internal carotid artery trauma and who were admited in Department of Otorhinolaryngology, the Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University from Jan. 2013 to Dec. 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. Results: All 6 cases were monocular blindness...
March 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392101/surgical-and-endovascular-treatments-of-extracranial-carotid-artery-aneurysms-report-of-six-cases
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Shusuke Yamamoto, Naoki Akioka, Daina Kashiwazaki, Masaki Koh, Naoya Kuwayama, Satoshi Kuroda
BACKGROUND: Although the natural course of extracranial carotid artery aneurysms (ECAAs) is still unknown, they may cause stroke or cranial nerve dysfunction unless they are treated. In this report, we reviewed the clinical results of 6 patients who underwent endovascular and surgical treatments for ECAAs. METHODS: A total of 6 patients underwent endovascular and surgical treatments for ECAAs for 9 years. The primary causes of ECAAs included Marfan syndrome (1 patient), infection (1 patient), trauma (2 patients), and unknown (2 patients)...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385501/percutaneous-embolization-of-delayed-external-carotid-artery-pseudoaneurysm-eight-years-after-partial-parathyroidectomy
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Antonella Laurito, Holta Kasemi, Andrea Monti, Mauro Maselli, Paola Manzo, Valeria Tavolini, Andrea Gaggiano
External carotid artery pseudoaneurysm (ECAP) is very rare. The usual mechanism is trauma or iatrogenic. We report a case of a patient with an asymptomatic, chronic ECAP secondary to partial parathyroidectomy. Percutaneous injection of the two-component Fibrin Sealant (Tisseel, Baxter int., Deerfield, IL) with the two active ingredients (Sealer Protein Solution and Thrombin Solution) was carried out with successful occlusion of the pseudoaneurysmal sac. The six-month follow up CT scan confirmed the ECAP thrombosis...
April 3, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328693/a-giant-pseudoaneurysm-mimicking-retropharyngeal-abscess-in-a-child
#15
Rijuneeta Gupta, Sourabha K Patro, Neha Chauhan, Ajay Kumar
Pseudoaneurysms of the cervical internal carotid artery are rare and usually result from trauma, infection, or rarely spontaneously. They harbor potential risk of life-threatening hemorrhage and warrant immediate management. Endovascular treatment in the form of stent placement and coiling is a well established technique for dealing with both intracranial and extracranial pseudoaneurysms. We present a case of a child who presented with fever, neck swelling, dysphagia, and respiratory distress in emergency for which clinical diagnosis of a neck abscess was made...
March 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288997/carotid-artery-dissection-a-rare-complication-of-eagle-syndrome
#16
Rogin Subedi, Ryan Dean, Stamatis Baronos, Amit Dhamoon
Carotid artery dissection is a significant cause of ischaemic stroke in all age groups and accounts for a large percentage of strokes in young patients. Carotid dissection can be caused by trauma, underlying connective tissue disease, hypertension, mechanical injury or can be spontaneous. We present an exceedingly rare case of carotid dissection caused by an elongated styloid process, causing direct mechanical damage to the carotid artery.
March 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284967/etiology-and-treatment-modalities-of-occipital-artery-aneurysms
#17
Nauman S Chaudhry, Brandon G Gaynor, Shahrose Hussain, Paul D Dernbach, Mohammad A Aziz-Sultan
BACKGROUND: Aneurysms of the external carotid artery represent approximately 2% of cervical carotid aneurysms, with the majority being traumatic pseudoaneurysms. Given the paucity of literature available for guidance, the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of such lesions are completely individualized. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report an 83-year-old woman with an 8-week history of headache in the occipital region, transient episode of gait disturbance, and pulsatile tinnitus on the right...
March 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280639/delayed-stroke-following-blunt-neck-trauma-a-case-illustration-with-recommendations-for-diagnosis-and-treatment
#18
Best Anyama, Daniela Treitl, Jeffery Wessell, Rachele Solomon, Andrew A Rosenthal
Blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI) to the carotid artery is a relatively rare injury that is difficult to identify even with imaging. Any symptoms or neurological deficits following blunt neck injury mandate evaluation and consideration of BCVI. In an effort to highlight this issue, we report the case of a 31-year-old male patient who presented with left-sided weakness consistent with transient ischemic attack (TIA) and concussion. The patient's symptoms occurred within 24 hours of a blunt neck injury sustained by a knee strike during a basketball game...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273502/ruptured-berry-aneurysm-with-minimal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#19
Tyler J Gardner, Joseph A Prahlow
Cerebral artery aneurysm rupture is usually associated with significant subarachnoid hemorrhage; however, there are rare cases where there is a lack of hemorrhage into the subarachnoid space. While subdural hemorrhage can occur with ruptured aneurysms, isolated subdural hemorrhage is more often associated with trauma. In this case, a 51-year-old obese woman, who recently visited an Urgent Care Center for elevated blood pressure, was found dead roughly a month later. She had been complaining of headaches, and received medication for her blood pressure at the visit...
April 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254602/evaluation-of-a-traumatic-vertebral-artery-occlusion
#20
Jaclyn J Renfrow, Mark B Frenkel, Matthew S Edwards, John A Wilson
BACKGROUND: Penetrating neck injury occurs in 5%-10% of all trauma cases and carries a significant burden of morbidity and mortality (15%). We describe the evaluation and management of a 25-year-old man shot in the neck with occlusion of the left vertebral artery from its origin to C6. This is a case report in which medical data were analyzed retrospectively with institutional review board approval. CASE DESCRIPTION: Neurologic examination revealed paresthesias and dysesthesias in a left C8 dermatomal distribution...
May 2017: World Neurosurgery
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