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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346659/case-report-facial-nerve-bifurcation-noted-during-resection-of-vestibular-schwannoma
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Jennifer D Sokolowski, Douglas S Ruhl, Bradley W Kesser, Ashok R Asthagiri
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Resection of cerebellopontine angle tumors is challenging because the proximity of the facial nerve puts it at risk of inadvertent injury and subsequent dysfunction. It is critical to consider variations in anatomy and be aware of the potential deviations in the course of the nerve in order to avoid damage. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: We present a case of a facial nerve bifurcation identified during resection of a vestibular schwannoma. CONCLUSION: This is the only reported case of proximal facial nerve bifurcation...
January 13, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344780/intraoperative-monitoring-of-z-l-response-zlr-and-abnormal-muscle-response-amr-during-microvascular-decompression-for-hemifacial-spasm-interpreting-the-role-of-zlr
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Byung-Chul Son, Hak-Cheol Ko, Jin-Gyu Choi
BACKGROUND: Z-L response (ZLR) has been suggested to a new electromyographic (EMG) potential recorded from the facial muscle of patient with hemifacial spasm (HFS) during microvascular decompression (MVD). Although ZLR has been suggested to be useful, experience of ZLR monitoring is limited and its significance during MVD is still unclear. METHODS: To investigate the significance of ZLR, both ZLR and abnormal muscle response (AMR) were simultaneously recorded before and after decompression of root exit zone (REZ) in 20 consecutive patients with HFS...
January 17, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344066/diagnostic-challenge-sequential-unilateral-cranial-neuropathies-due-to-perineural-spread-of-carcinoma
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Heather E Moss, Peter W MacIntosh, Konstantin V Slavin, John M Collins
An 86-year old man developed sequential dysfunction of trigeminal (V1), facial, abducens, trigeminal (v2), oculomotor, and hypoglossal cranial nerves on the right over 20 months. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a lesion in the right cavernous sinus. Although there was clinical suspicion that this was related to perineural spread of an extracranial tumour, a primary lesion was not discovered. Stereotactic biopsies of the intracranial lesion were non-diagnostic, and the patient succumbed to his tumour following a period of rapid growth...
August 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343679/ramsay-hunt-syndrome-with-multiple-cranial-neuropathy-in-an-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-patient
#4
Divya Arya, Tushar Bajaj, Jose Gonzalez, Rene Elkin
BACKGROUND Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a rare otologic complication resulting from varicella zoster virus reactivation that can present with a myriad of clinical presentations. Most common being triad of ear pain, vesicles at auricle, and ear canal with same side facial palsy. CASE REPORT We report a case of a 29-year-old male with a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection who presented with left facial palsy, vesicles, pain in the left ear, dysphagia, dizziness, and headache resulting from multiple cranial nerves involvement such as cranial nerve V, VII, VIII, IX, and X...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343258/mass-spectrometric-profiling-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-reveals-metabolite-biomarkers-for-cns-involvement-in-varicella-zoster-virus-reactivation
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Maike Kuhn, Kurt-Wolfram Sühs, Manas K Akmatov, Frank Klawonn, Junxi Wang, Thomas Skripuletz, Volkhard Kaever, Martin Stangel, Frank Pessler
BACKGROUND: Varicella zoster virus (VZV) reactivation spans the spectrum from uncomplicated segmental herpes zoster to life-threatening disseminated CNS infection. Moreover, in the absence of a small animal model for this human pathogen, studies of pathogenesis at the organismal level depend on analysis of human biosamples. Changes in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) metabolites may reflect critical aspects of host responses and end-organ damage in neuroinfection and neuroinflammation. We therefore applied a targeted metabolomics screen of CSF to three clinically distinct forms of VZV reactivation and infectious and non-infectious disease controls in order to identify biomarkers for CNS involvement in VZV reactivation...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342047/direction-fixed-and-direction-changing-positional-nystagmus-in-ramsay-hunt-syndrome
#6
Chang-Hee Kim, Jin Woo Choi, Kyu Jin Han, Yong Sik Lee, Jung Eun Shin
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the incidence of positional nystagmus (PN) using a head-roll test in patients with Ramsay Hunt syndrome with vertigo (RHS_V) and discuss possible mechanisms. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary referral academic medical center. PATIENTS: Twenty-eight patients with RHS_V were enrolled. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Eye movements were recorded at positions of head roll to the right or left, and PN was classified as direction-fixed or direction-changing...
January 16, 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342046/large-facial-nerve-schwannoma-with-extensive-temporal-bone-destruction
#7
Joseph Choi Park, M Reza Taheri, Ashkan Monfared
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 16, 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340754/preoperative-evaluation-of-cochlear-implantation-through-the-round-window-membrane-in-the-facial-recess-using-high-resolution-computed-tomography
#8
Li-Hong Xie, Jie Tang, Wen-Jie Miao, Xiang-Long Tang, Heng Li, An-Zhou Tang
PURPOSE: We evaluated the risk of cochlear implantation through the round window membrane in the facial recess through a preoperative analysis of the angle between the facial nerve-round window and the cranial midline using high-resolution temporal bone CT. METHODS: Temporal bone CT films of 176 patients with profound sensorineural hearing loss at our hospital from 2013 to 2015 were reviewed. The preoperative temporal bone CT scans of the patients were retrospectively analysed...
January 16, 2018: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339001/does-the-surgical-approach-for-treating-mandibular-condylar-fractures-affect-the-rate-of-seventh-cranial-nerve-injuries-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-based-on-a-new-classification-for-surgical-approaches
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Essam Ahmed Al-Moraissi, Aurélien Louvrier, Giacomo Colletti, Larry M Wolford, Federico Biglioli, Marwa Ragaey, Christophe Meyer, Edward Ellis
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of facial nerve injury (FNI) when performing (ORIF) of mandibular condylar fractures by different surgical approaches. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed that included several databases with specific keywords, a reference search, and a manual search for suitable articles. The inclusion criteria were all clinical trials, with the aim of assessing the rate of facial nerve injuries when (ORIF) of mandibular condylar fractures was performed using different surgical approaches...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337642/perineural-invasion-in-parotid-gland-malignancies
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Phillip Huyett, Umamaheswar Duvvuri, Robert L Ferris, Jonas T Johnson, Barry M Schaitkin, Seungwon Kim
Objectives To investigate the clinical predictors and survival implications of perineural invasion (PNI) in parotid gland malignancies. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary care medical center. Subjects and Methods Patients with parotid gland malignancies treated surgically from 2000 to 2015 were retrospectively identified in the Head and Neck Cancer Registry at a single institution. Data points were extracted from the medical record and original pathology reports. Results In total, 186 patients with parotid gland malignancies were identified with a mean follow-up of 5...
January 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337143/the-role-of-hedgehog-responsive-fibroblasts-in-facial-nerve-regeneration
#11
Gabriela L Bobarnac Dogaru, Subhash C Juneja, Alireza Shokrani, Roseanne Y Hui, Yang Chai, Jon-Paul Pepper
BACKGROUND: Facial nerve paralysis is a significant cause of morbidity, affecting facial appearance, emotional expression, speech, oral competence, and vision. A more complete understanding of the complex cellular events required for successful nerve regeneration may reveal new therapeutic targets. The role of fibroblasts in regeneration, and the process by which the nerve reforms its three-dimensional structure after a transection injury, are not fully understood. The Hedgehog signaling pathway has been shown to mediate nerve sheath formation during development...
January 11, 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336632/m%C3%A3-bius-syndrome-with-cardiac-rhabdomyomas
#12
Aimee Verner, Swati Agarwal-Sinha, Frank Yanfeng Han
BACKGROUND: Möbius syndrome is a rare congenital condition which presents not merely with 6th and 7th nerve palsies, but involves gaze paresis associated with craniofacial, limb, and other abnormalities. Heterogeneity is well known in patients with Möbius syndrome and rather than being of familial inheritance based on rare cases, it is much more recognized as a sporadic syndrome. We report an infant with features of congenital Möbius syndrome associated with cardiac rhabdomyomas in the absence of tuberous sclerosis...
January 16, 2018: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335053/facial-nerve-paresis-case-report-of-blunt-facial-nerve-injury
#13
John M Kim, Michael J Ryhn, Thomas R Stark
Facial nerve paresis is an uncommon but concerning condition in the pediatric population. The function and anatomy of the facial nerve is complex, and injuries to this structure may be associated with devastating physiological and psychological implications for the affected child and family. The purpose of this paper was to report a case involving a six-year-old Caucasian female who suffered a blunt traumatic injury to the orofacial region resulting in partial paralysis of the seventh cranial nerve. Following the injury, the child was unable to fully elevate the corner of her mouth...
November 1, 2017: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334639/vestibular-schwannoma-and-hearing-preservation-usefulness-of-level-specific-ce-chirp-abr-monitoring-a-retrospective-study-on-25-cases-with-preoperative-socially-useful-hearing
#14
Luciano Mastronardi, Ettore Di Scipio, Guglielmo Cacciotti, Raffaelino Roperto
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Decision-making regarding the therapy of vestibular schwannoma (VS) changed over the last decades, during which curative microsurgery has been promoted. Goals of VS microsurgery are: extensive resection, facial nerve (FN) preservation and, in selected cases, hearing preservation (HP). The aim of this study is to evaluate postoperative HP with reference to tumor size in patients operated on with Level Specific (LS)-CE-Chirp® ABR monitoring. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twentyfive consecutive patients with socially useful hearing (SUH) underwent VS microneurosurgery by retrosigmoid (RS) approach...
January 10, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330037/sustained-delivery-of-glial-cell-derived-neurotrophic-factors-in-collagen-conduits-for-facial-nerve-regeneration
#15
Fukai Ma, Feng Xu, Ronggang Li, Yongtao Zheng, Fan Wang, Naili Wei, Junjie Zhong, Qisheng Tang, Tongming Zhu, Zhifu Wang, Jianhong Zhu
Facial nerve injury caused by traffic accidents or operations may reduce the quality of life in patients, and recovery following the injury presents unique clinical challenges. Glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) is important in nerve regeneration; however, soluble GDNF rapidly diffuses into body fluids, making it difficult to achieve therapeutic efficacy. In this work, we developed a rat tail derived collagen conduit to connect nerve defects in a simple and safe manner. GDNF was immobilized in the collagen conduits via chemical conjugation to enable controlled release of GDNF...
January 9, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322973/facial-nerve-schwannomas-a-case-series-with-an-analysis-of-imaging-findings
#16
Shambhu K Sah, You You Guo, Nirajan Mahaseth, Yanlin Chen, Silin Du, Yongmei Li
Facial nerve schwannomas (FNSs) are rare benign tumors arising from the Schwann cells of the sheath of the facial nerve. These tumors may arise anywhere along the course of the facial nerve. Owing to their rarity and nonspecific clinical and radiological presentations, the preoperative diagnosis of FNSs is exceedingly difficult. In this study, we present four cases of histopathologically proven extratemporal schwannomas and a solitary case of intratemporal schwannoma. The purpose of this study was mainly focused on analyzing the imaging findings of extratemporal and intratemporal schwannomas in an effort to better characterize these lesions preoperatively...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322603/the-nerve-supply-of-zygomaticus-major-variability-and-distinguishing-zygomatic-from-buccal-facial-nerve-branches
#17
A Kehrer, S Engelmann, R Bauer, C Taeger, S Grechenig, M Kehrer, L Prantl, E Tamm, Rlaw Bleys, V Mandlik
INTRODUCTION The zygomaticus major (ZM) is important for the human smile. There are conflicting data about whether the zygomatic or buccal branches of the facial nerve are responsible for its motor innervation. The literature provides no precise distinction of the transition zone between these two branch systems. In this study, a definition to distinguish the facial nerve branches at the level of the body of the zygoma is proposed. In the light of this definition, we conducted an anatomical study to determine how the source of innervation of the ZM was distributed...
January 11, 2018: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317060/fibromyalgia-and-unexplained-widespread-pain-the-idiopathic-cerebrospinal-pressure-dysregulation-hypothesis
#18
M Hulens, W Dankaerts, I Stalmans, A Somers, G Vansant, R Rasschaert, F Bruyninckx
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a debilitating, widespread pain disorder that is assumed to originate from inappropriate pain processing in the central nervous system. Psychological and behavioral factors are both believed to underlie the pathogenesis and complicate the treatment. This hypothesis, however, has not yet been sufficiently supported by scientific evidence and accumulating evidence supports a peripheral neurological origin of the symptoms. We postulate that FM and several unexplained widespread pain syndromes are caused by chronic postural idiopathic cerebrospinal hypertension...
January 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315828/a-collagen-coated-pga-conduit-for-interpositional-jump-graft-with-end-to-side-neurorrhaphy-for-treating-facial-nerve-paralysis-in-rat
#19
Yosuke Niimi, Hajime Matsumine, Yuichi Takeuchi, Hironobu Osaki, Satoshi Tsunoda, Mariko Miyata, Masayuki Yamato, Hiroyuki Sakurai
PURPOSE: This study investigated the potential of collagen-coated polyglycolic acid (PGA) tube with interpositional jump graft (IPJG) in rat. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 16 Lewis rats were used in this study. Facial nerve paralysis was created by ligating facial nerve trunk with a ligature clip. The rats were divided into 3 groups. Nerve conduit group (n = 6) were treated by IPJG with collagen-coated PGA tubes between the facial nerve trunks and the hypoglossal nerves...
January 8, 2018: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315450/facial-nerve-schwannoma-a-case-report-radiological-features-and-literature-review
#20
Giulia Pilloni, Barbara Massa Mico, Roberto Altieri, Francesco Zenga, Alessandro Ducati, Diego Garbossa, Fulvio Tartara
Facial nerve schwannoma localized in the middle fossa is a rare lesion. We report a case of a facial nerve schwannoma in a 30-year-old male presenting with facial nerve palsy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a 3 cm diameter tumor of the right middle fossa. The tumor was removed using a sub-temporal approach. Intraoperative monitoring allowed for identification of the facial nerve, so it was not damaged during the surgical excision. Neurological clinical examination at discharge demonstrated moderate facial nerve improvement (Grade III House-Brackmann)...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Technology International
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