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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923584/seeing-the-difference-painless-progressive-vision-loss-in-a-vasculopath
#1
Jenny L Lauschke, Katherine Masselos, Jennifer Sandbach, Clare L Fraser
A 78-year-old Caucasian man with significant vascular disease reported sudden onset of worsened vision during a routine wound-care appointment for non-healing necrotic leg ulcers. He described painless blurring of vision with grey scotomas in his RE, his only well-seeing eye, following trauma to the LE as a child. He presented with retinal ischemia, a cotton-wool spot and optic nerve swelling. Temporal artery biopsy showed myxoid degeneration and extensive calcium deposition which also was shown on imaging throughout his carotid and vertebral arterial system, the clinical picture of calciphylaxis...
September 15, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922275/indications-for-ct-angiography-of-the-vertebral-arteries-after-trauma
#2
Joseph P Drain, Douglas S Weinberg, James S Ramey, Timothy A Moore, Heather A Vallier
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this project is to identify factors that predict vertebral artery injury (VAI) in an effort to assess risks and benefits of computed tomography angiography (CT-A) of the neck in the trauma setting. We seek to develop guidelines for practitioners to stratify patients at medium/high risk of VAI from those who are at low risk. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: VAI and blunt carotid injury (BCI) together comprise blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI)...
September 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906206/anatomical-characteristics-of-the-styloid-process-in-internal-carotid-artery-dissection-case-control-study
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José M Amorim, Daniela Pereira, Marta G Rodrigues, José Beato-Coelho, Margarida Lopes, André Cunha, Sofia Figueiredo, Mafalda Mendes-Pinto, Carla Ferreira, João Sargento-Freitas, Sérgio Castro, João Pinho
Introduction Pathophysiology of cervical artery dissection is complex and poorly understood. In addition to well-known causative and predisposing factors, including major trauma and monogenic connective tissue disorders, morphological characteristics of the styloid process have been recently recognized as a possible risk factor for cervical internal carotid artery dissection. Aims To study the association of the anatomical characteristics of styloid process with internal carotid artery dissection. Methods Retrospective, multicenter, case-control study of patients with internal carotid artery dissection and age- and sex-matched controls...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877048/current-opinion-in-otolaryngology-update-on-vascular-injuries-in-craniomaxillofacial-fractures
#4
Elisa Illing, Sarah Jo Burgin, Cecelia E Schmalbach
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The primary purpose of this chapter is to define current recommendations for vascular work-up of patients with craniomaxillofacial (CMF) trauma with emphasis on imaging to include intraoperative fluorescence, angiography, and surgical exploration. The second goal is to review current management recommendations for observation versus surgical exploration based on the neck zones of injury. RECENT FINDINGS: Over the past two decades, endovascular techniques are increasingly utilized, particularly in zones I and III of the neck...
September 4, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876670/foley-catheter-balloon-tamponade-fcbt-for-penetrating-neck-injuries-pni-at-groote-schuur-hospital-an-update
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M F Scriba, P H Navsaria, A J Nicol, S Edu, A Al-Sayari
BACKGROUND: A previous study from Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) highlighted the success of FCBT (PNI). METHOD: The records of all patients with PNI requiring FCBT for a neck injury presenting to GSH within an 11-month study period were reviewed. Prospectively captured data on the Electronic Trauma Health Record Application (eTHRApp), was retrospectively analysed. Analysed data included demographics, clinical signs on admission, imaging, management and major outcomes...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803173/ruptured-vertebral-artery-dissecting-aneurysm-concurrent-with-spontaneous-cervical-internal-carotid-artery-dissection-a-report-of-three-cases-and-literature-review
#6
Yosuke Akamatsu, Kenichi Sato, Hidenori Endo, Yasushi Matsumoto, Teiji Tominaga
BACKGROUND: Multiple dissections rarely occur with ruptured vertebral artery dissecting aneurysms (VADAs). Here, we report three cases of ruptured VADA concurrent with spontaneous cervical internal carotid artery (ICA) dissection. CASE DESCRIPTION: None of the three patients had a history of vasculopathy or trauma. All ruptured VADAs were treated with internal coil trapping in the acute stage of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Rebleeding was not observed in any patients after the treatment...
August 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799874/limitations-of-multidetector-computed-tomography-angiography-for-the-diagnosis-of-blunt-cerebrovascular-injury
#7
Ramesh Grandhi, Gregory M Weiner, Nitin Agarwal, David M Panczykowski, William J Ares, Jesse S Rodriguez, Jonathan A Gelfond, John G Myers, Louis H Alarcon, David O Okonkwo, Brian T Jankowitz
OBJECTIVE Blunt cerebrovascular injuries (BCVIs) following trauma carry risk for morbidity and mortality. Since patients with BCVI are often asymptomatic at presentation and neurological sequelae often occur within 72 hours, timely diagnosis is essential. Multidetector CT angiography (CTA) has been shown to be a noninvasive, cost-effective, reliable means of screening; however, the false-positive rate of CTA in diagnosing patients with BCVI represents a key drawback. Therefore, the authors assessed the role of DSA in the screening of BCVI when utilizing CTA as the initial screening modality...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799558/intermittent-mydriasis-associated-with-carotid-vascular-occlusion
#8
P D Chamberlain, A Sadaka, S Berry, A G Lee
PurposeTo describe two cases of stereotyped, intermittent, neurologically isolated, unilateral mydriasis in patients with a history of acquired internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusive disease on the ipsilateral side.PatientsTwo patients with intermittent mydriasis.MethodsCase Series.ResultsCase one: A 78-year-old man experienced 10 episodes of intermittent, unilateral, and painless mydriasis in the left eye and had 100% occlusion of the left ICA artery due to atherosclerotic disease. Case two: A 26-year-old woman with history of migraine developed new painless, intermittent episodes of unilateral mydriasis after sustaining chest trauma and was diagnosed with subsequent dissection and 65% occlusion of the ipsilateral ICA...
August 11, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790541/critical-carotid-artery-stenosis-in-coronary-and-non-coronary-patients-frequency-of-risk-factors
#9
Haris Vranic, Amel Hadzimehmedagic, Ilirijana Haxibeqiri-Karabdic, Ermina Mujacic, Muhamed Djedovic
INTRODUCTION: Stroke is one of the largest socio medical problems of modern times. In addition to the third leading cause of death, it is the first cause of non-trauma disability. Numerous studies show a correlation of risk factors and arteriosclerotic lesions in the coronary arteries and carotid arteries. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Study was conducted at the Clinical Center University of Sarajevo, Clinic for Cardiology surgery, methodologically cross-sectional study and partly manipulative and clinical prevention study, conducted on a representative sample of 100 patients...
April 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743388/traumatic-bilateral-dissection-of-cervical-internal-carotid-artery-in-the-wake-of-a-car-accident-a-case-report
#10
N Taoussi, A J Alghamdi, J Bielewicz, P Luchowski, K Rejdak
BACKGROUND: Bilateral carotid artery dissection secondary to severe trauma is rare and can be potentially life -threatening if not diagnosed and treated properly. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 29-year-old female who was admitted to the emergency department after a car accident. The patient was conscious at the time of admission and presented with an initial Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) of 15 presenting normal vital signs. The patient developed motor dysphasia with right upper limb paresis a few hours after the admission...
July 10, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727357/-spontaneous-carotid-and-vertebral-dissections
#11
Roman Sztajzel, Fabienne Perren, Patrik Michel
Dissections of the cervical arteries account for approximately 15-20 % of all strokes in young patients. Clinically they present with laterocervical and/or hemicranial pain associated to a Horner syndrome in case of carotid dissection and a posterior cervical pain associated to headache in the occipital area in case of vertebral dissection. A multifactorial origin is often suggested, resulting from the combination of a weakness of the arterial wall, hereditary or not, of environmental factors such minor trauma or a previous infection and also of the presence of a certain number of vascular risk factors such as high blood pressure or migraines...
April 26, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676385/syncope-workup-greater-yield-in-select-trauma-population
#12
Melike Harfouche, Michael Cline, Michael Mazzei, Thomas Santora
BACKGROUND: There is great variation in practice regarding the assessment of trauma patients who present with syncope. The purpose of this study was to determine the yield of screening studies (electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, and carotid duplex) and define characteristics to identify groups that may benefit from these investigations. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all trauma patients from 2003 to 2015 who received a carotid duplex as part of a syncope evaluation at our urban Level 1 Trauma Center...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666040/internal-carotid-artery-dissection-after-indirect-blunt-cervical-trauma-in-an-ice-hockey-goaltender
#13
Ryan M Degen, Matthew E Fink, Lisa Callahan, Kenton Fibel, Jim Ramsay, Bryan T Kelly
Internal carotid artery dissections are rare injuries that can result from both direct cervical trauma and indirect trauma causing sudden cervical hyperextension. Depending on the magnitude of the dissection, clinical presentation ranges from neurologic symptoms, such as Horner syndrome, to relatively mild but persistent headache symptoms, as in the case reported in this article. High clinical suspicion with subsequent neuroimaging is recommended in similar clinical scenarios. Our patient, an ice hockey goaltender, was conservatively treated with rest and serial neuroimaging studies to ensure resolution of the dissection...
May 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664025/traumatic-carotid-cavernous-fistula-with-a-connection-between-the-supraclinoid-internal-carotid-artery-and-cavernous-sinus-via-a-pseudoaneurysm-presenting-with-delayed-life-threatening-epistaxis
#14
Jun Kyeung Ko, Sang Weon Lee, Tae Hong Lee, Chang Hwa Choi
Traumatic carotid cavernous fistula (CCF) presents most commonly as a direct connection between the cavernous segment of internal carotid artery (ICA) and cavernous sinus (CS), and often accompanies basal skull fracture (BSF). The most frequently reported signs and symptoms are proptosis, chemosis, and bruit. Epistaxis is uncommon symptom of CCF. A 63-year-old man with a history of BSF due to blunt head trauma eight months previously was referred to our emergency room for massive epistaxis. Cerebral angiography demonstrated a high-flow CCF with a connection between the supraclinoid portion of left ICA and CS via a pseudoaneurysm, suggesting the life-threatening epistaxis had been caused by high-flow shunting, through the gap created by the BSF...
April 2017: NMC Case Rep J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658027/transcranial-doppler-microemboli-monitoring-for-stroke-risk-stratification-in-blunt-cerebrovascular-injury
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Robert H Bonow, Cordelie E Witt, Bryan P Mosher, Mahmud Mossa-Basha, Monica S Vavilala, Frederick P Rivara, Joseph Cuschieri, Saman Arbabi, Randall M Chesnut
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether microemboli burden, assessed noninvasively by bedside transcranial Doppler ultrasonography, correlates with risk of subsequent stroke greater than 24 hours after hospital arrival among patients with blunt cerebrovascular injury. The greater than 24-hour time frame provides a window for transcranial Doppler examinations and therapeutic interventions to prevent stroke. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Level I trauma center...
October 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654057/murine-aortic-crush-injury-an-efficient-in-vivo-model-of-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation-and-endothelial-function
#16
Dan Yu, George Makkar, Rajabrata Sarkar, Dudley K Strickland, Thomas S Monahan
Arterial reconstruction, whether angioplasty or bypass surgery, involves iatrogenic trauma causing endothelial disruption and vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) proliferation. Common murine models study small vessels such as the carotid and femoral arteries. Herein we describe an in vivo system in which both VSMC proliferation and endothelial barrier function can be simultaneously assessed in a large vessel. We studied the infrarenal aortic response to injury in C57BL/6 mice. The aorta was injured from the left renal vein to the aortic bifurcation by 30 transmural crushes of 5-seconds duration with a cotton-tipped applicator...
June 11, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649221/notch-1-mutation-in-a-patient-with-spontaneous-and-recurrent-dissections-of-extracranial-arteries
#17
Carlos Guevara, Gonzalo Farias, Kateryna Bulatova, Pablo Alarcón, Wendy Soruco, Carlos Robles, Marcelo Morales
Dissections of extracranial arteries are estimated to account for only 2% of all ischemic strokes but for approximately 20% of strokes in patients younger than 45 years old. Most dissections of extracranial arteries involve some trauma stretch, mechanical stress, or connective tissue abnormalities. In the absence of these disorders, determining the etiology of recurrent extracranial dissections is quite challenging because the underlying nature of these cases is poorly understood. We report the case of a 44-year-old female with recurrent dissections of the vertebral and carotid arteries associated with a heterozygous mutation p...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647095/increased-detection-of-blunt-carotid-and-vertebral-artery-injury-after-implementation-of-diagnostic-imaging-pathway-in-level-1-trauma-centre-in-western-australia
#18
Manimaran Sinnathamby, Sudhakar V Rao, Dieter G Weber
BACKGROUND: The incidence of Blunt Carotid Artery and Vertebral Artery Injury (BCVI) is relatively low in modern trauma practice. However, these injuries may be associated with severe neurological consequences. Following the introduction of a Diagnostic Imaging Pathway in Department of Health of Western Australia, we hypothesized that this injury would be less likely to be missed, and accordingly diagnosed more frequently. METHOD: A review of all major trauma (Injury Severity Scale>15) admissions at the State Major Trauma Centre in Royal Perth Hospital was undertaken from 1995 until 2013...
June 13, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640778/a-cohort-study-of-blunt-cerebrovascular-injury-screening-in-children-are-they-just-little-adults
#19
Mackenzie R Cook, Cordelie E Witt, Robert H Bonow, Eileen M Bulger, Ken F Linnau, Saman Arbabi, Bryce R H Robinson, Joseph Cuschieri
BACKGROUND: Blunt cerebrovascular injuries (BCVI) are rare with nonspecific predictors, making optimal screening critical. Radiation concerns magnify these issues in children. The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) criteria, the Utah score (US) and the Denver criteria (DC) have been advocated for pediatric BCVI screening, though direct comparison is lacking. We hypothesized that current screening guidelines inaccurately identify pediatric BCVI. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of pediatric trauma patients treated from 2005-2015 with radiographically confirmed BCVI...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634313/-a-case-of-bilateral-traumatic-carotid-cavernous-fistula
#20
Hanae Terashima, Takashi Higa, Koichi Kato, Tadasuke Tominaga, Masanori Nakagawa, Shigeru Kadoyama, Hiroshi Ujiie, Akira Teramoto
Bilateral traumatic carotid-cavernous fistula(CCF)is rare. It is most commonly caused by a direct head or face injury involving the cavernous sinus and develops immediately after trauma. We report a case of bilateral traumatic CCF that occurred as an intracerebral hematoma(ICH)mimicking apoplexy 5 months later. We treated the patient with point occlusion of venous reflux causing an ICH using coil embolization to remove the hematoma. Three days after we performed trans-venous occlusion of the intercavernous connection and right cavernous sinus using coil embolization through the right inferior petrosal vein, it was identified that the left CCF was occluded after first embolization into the left sylvian vein...
June 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
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