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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334259/development-of-three-dimensional-brain-arteriovenous-malformation-model-for-patient-communication-and-young-neurosurgeon-education
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Mengqi Dong, Guangzhong Chen, Kun Qin, Xiaowen Ding, Dong Zhou, Chao Peng, Shaojian Zeng, Xianming Deng
PURPOSE: Rapid prototyping technology is used to fabricate three-dimensional (3D) brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) models and facilitate presurgical patient communication and medical education for young surgeons. METHODS: Two intracranial AVM cases were selected for this study. Using 3D CT angiography or 3D rotational angiography images, the brain AVM models were reconstructed on personal computer and the rapid prototyping process was completed using a 3D printer...
January 15, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330274/cerebrofacial-arteriovenous-metameric-syndrome-with-hypopituitarism-a-rare-association
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Justin Christopher Ng, Chinthaka Appuhamy, Wickly Lee
Case of cerebrofacial arteriovenous metameric syndrome (CAMS) in a 9-year-old boy is described with arteriovenous malformation simultaneously involving the brain and face, with characteristic CAMS type 1 and 2 involvement. This patient demonstrates the wide spectrum of clinical manifestations of CAMS, and in this particular case, the patient exhibits features of hypopituitarism-an association that was not previously described in the literature to our knowledge. Awareness of the underlying embryological abnormality and recognition of resultant clinical and radiological presentations are paramount for diagnosis and treatment...
January 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327142/quality-of-life-and-disability-12-months-after-surgery-vs-conservative-management-for-unruptured-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-scottish-population-based-and-australian-hospital-based-studies
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Joan Margaret O'Donnell, Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Maurizio Manuguerra, Nazih Assaad, Michael Kerin Morgan
BACKGROUND: Few data are available on disability and quality of life (QOL) after surgery versus conservative management for unruptured brain arteriovenous malformations (uAVMs). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that QOL and disability are worse after surgery ± preoperative embolisation for uAVM compared with conservative management. METHODS: We included consecutive patients diagnosed with uAVM from a prospective population-based study in Scotland (1999-2003; 2006-2010) and a prospective hospital-based series in Australia (2011-2015)...
January 11, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309635/letter-radiation-induced-changes-after-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-brain-arteriovenous-malformations
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Zengpanpan Ye, Xiaolin Ai, Chao You
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 22, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307022/fluorescein-videoangiography-during-extracranial-to-intracranial-bypass-surgery-preliminary-results
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Alessandro Narducci, Julia Onken, Marcus Czabanka, Nils Hecht, Peter Vajkoczy
BACKGROUND: Over the last years, intraoperative use of fluorescein is gaining ground in the field of neurosurgery, due to development of a microscope-integrated YELLOW 560 module, with reported experiences in brain malignancies, aneurysms, and arteriovenous malformation surgery. The aim of this study is to determine the feasibility and value of fluorescein videoangiography during bypass procedures. METHODS: The authors enrolled 11 patients who underwent extracranial-to-intracranial bypass for moyamoya disease, atherosclerotic steno-occlusive cerebrovascular disease, and flow replacement during a giant middle cerebral artery (MCA) aneurysm treatment...
January 6, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303444/reductions-in-brain-pericytes-are-associated-with-arteriovenous-malformation-vascular-instability
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Ethan A Winkler, Harjus Birk, Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Xiaolin Chen, John K Yue, Diana Guo, W Caleb Rutledge, George F Lasker, Carlene Partow, Tarik Tihan, Edward F Chang, Hua Su, Helen Kim, Brian P Walcott, Michael T Lawton
OBJECTIVE Brain arteriovenous malformations (bAVMs) are rupture-prone tangles of blood vessels with direct shunting of blood flow between arterial and venous circulations. The molecular and/or cellular mechanisms contributing to bAVM pathogenesis and/or destabilization in sporadic lesions have remained elusive. Initial insights into AVM formation have been gained through models of genetic AVM syndromes. And while many studies have focused on endothelial cells, the contributions of other vascular cell types have yet to be systematically studied...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298116/somatic-activating-kras-mutations-in-arteriovenous-malformations-of-the-brain
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Sergey I Nikolaev, Sandra Vetiska, Ximena Bonilla, Emilie Boudreau, Suvi Jauhiainen, Behnam Rezai Jahromi, Nadiya Khyzha, Peter V DiStefano, Santeri Suutarinen, Tim-Rasmus Kiehl, Vitor Mendes Pereira, Alexander M Herman, Timo Krings, Hugo Andrade-Barazarte, Takyee Tung, Taufik Valiante, Gelareh Zadeh, Mike Tymianski, Tuomas Rauramaa, Seppo Ylä-Herttuala, Joshua D Wythe, Stylianos E Antonarakis, Juhana Frösen, Jason E Fish, Ivan Radovanovic
Background Sporadic arteriovenous malformations of the brain, which are morphologically abnormal connections between arteries and veins in the brain vasculature, are a leading cause of hemorrhagic stroke in young adults and children. The genetic cause of this rare focal disorder is unknown. Methods We analyzed tissue and blood samples from patients with arteriovenous malformations of the brain to detect somatic mutations. We performed exome DNA sequencing of tissue samples of arteriovenous malformations of the brain from 26 patients in the main study group and of paired blood samples from 17 of those patients...
January 3, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291536/skeletonization-method-for-vessel-delineation-of-arteriovenous-malformation
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D Babin, A Pižurica, L Velicki, V Matić, I Galić, H Leventić, V Zlokolica, W Philips
Cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) presents a great health threat due to its high probability of rupture that can cause severe brain damage. Image segmentation alone is not sufficient to support AVM embolization procedure. In order to successfully navigate the catheter and perform embolization, the segmented blood vessels need to be classified into feeding arteries, draining veins and the AVM nidus. For this reason we address here the AVM localization and vessel decomposition problem. We propose in this paper a novel AVM localization and vessel delineation method using ordered thinning-based skeletonization...
December 19, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288226/progressive-delayed-hemidystonia-following-clinically-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Swaleha N Nadaf, Rahul T Chakor, Kaumil Vipul Kothari, Haresh Bharote
A 16-year-old boy presented with progressive left hemidystonia over 3 years. The possibilities of symptomatic hemidystonia due to focal lesions such as infarct (vasculitis), tumours, tuberculoma, arteriovenous malformations or heredodegenerative disorders such as Wilson disease were considered. Imaging showed a peculiar scar involving right basifrontal region extending upto anterior, centromedian and dorsomedial nuclei of thalamus due to blowout fracture of roof of orbit. This scar was responsible for progressive left hemidystonia...
December 28, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281110/surgical-treatment-vs-nonsurgical-treatment-for-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-in-patients-with-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-a-retrospective-multicenter-consortium-study
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245306/unusual-synchronous-liver-and-brain-abscesses-infected-by-rare-aerococcus-viridians-in-a-patient-with-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations-on-fdg-pet-ct-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Donghe Chen, Mengjie Dong, Kui Zhao, Fang Sun, Huatao Wang, Zhengfeng Liu
RATIONALE: Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) complicated with multiple organ abscesses is an uncommon manifestation. Because of the low incidence of the disease, F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography with computed tomography (F-FDG PET/CT) imaging studies for PAVMs complicated with multiple organ abscesses are scarce. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a 54-year-old man presenting with PAVMs complicated with synchronous multiple organ abscesses founded by F-FDG PET/CT...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221972/angiopoietin-like-proteins-4-angptl4-gene-polymorphisms-and-risk-of-brain-arteriovenous-malformation
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Sarafroz A Erkinova, Ekaterina A Sokolova, Kirill Y Orlov, Vitaly S Kiselev, Nikolay V Strelnikov, Andrey V Dubovoy, Elena N Voronina, Maxim L Filipenko
BACKGROUND: Brain arteriovenous malformations (BAVMs) are formed by hypertrophied arterial vessels (afferents, feeders), a large number of arteriovenous shunts which become tangled to form a body (nidus) of malformation, which then expands draining proximal veins. The aim of this study was a replication of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs11672433 association with BAVM development with the subsequent meta-analysis of published data. METHODS: A total of 252 Russian patients with brain BAVMs and 480 control subjects were included in the present study...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205641/clinical-and-arterial-spin-labeling-brain-mri-features-of-transitional-venous-anomalies
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Michael Zhang, Nicholas A Telischak, Nancy J Fischbein, Gary K Steinberg, Michael Marks, Greg Zaharchuk, Jeremy J Heit, Michael Iv
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Transitional venous anomalies (TVAs) are rare cerebrovascular lesions that resemble developmental venous anomalies (DVAs), but demonstrate early arteriovenous shunting on digital subtraction angiography (DSA) without the parenchymal nidus of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). We investigate whether arterial spin labeling (ASL) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can distinguish brain TVAs from DVAs and guide their clinical management. METHODS: We conducted a single-center retrospective review of patients with brain parenchymal DVA-like lesions with increased ASL signal on MRI...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201224/expression-of-nf-e2-related-factor-2-in-a-rat-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-model
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Limin Dou, Wenhua Yu
Intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) are complex intracranial vascular malformations that may lead to hemorrhage. Although the precise mechanisms by which DAVFs occur remain unknown, dural angiogenesis may be a vital factor in its pathogenesis. Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) significantly influences angiogenesis; however, the association between DAVF and Nrf2 remains unclear. Therefore, the present study investigated whether DAVF alters the expression of Nrf2 in an experimental animal model of DAVF...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198888/salvage-therapy-for-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-after-failure-of-gamma-knife-stereotactic-radiosurgery
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Kai Quan, Xuqun Tang, Jianping Song, Xiancheng Chen, Yanlong Tian, Peixi Liu, Yuan Shi, Zixiao Yang, Yinjun Liu, Feng Zhou, Li Pan, Wei Zhu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate delayed complications in patients with brain arteriovenous malformation (BAVM) after Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery and to present the salvage therapy experiences of patients with BAVM with radiation-induced changes (RICs) or intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). METHODS: This cohort consisted of 44 patients with BAVM who underwent failed GKRS between 2000 and 2015. These patients were further divided into an RIC group (23 patients) and an ICH group (21 patients) based on their post-GKRS complications...
December 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193609/endogenous-hormone-2-methoxyestradiol-suppresses-venous-hypertension-induced-angiogenesis-through-up-and-down-regulating-p53-and-id-1
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Xiang Zou, Li Zhang, Jie Yuan, Chunjie Yang, Zehan Wu, Jianping Song, Wei Zhu, Ying Mao, Liang Chen
Brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) which associate with angiogenesis due to local hypertension, chronic cerebral ischaemia and tissue hypoxia usually lead to haemorrhage, however, the therapeutic medicine for the disease is still lacking. 2-methoxyestradiol (2-ME) has been shown effective in the anti-angiogenic treatment. This study was conducted to examine whether and how 2-ME could improve the vascular malformations. Intracranial venous hypertension (VH) model produced in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats and culture of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) at the anoxia condition were used to induce in vivo and in vitro angiogenesis, respectively...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192860/delayed-cyst-formation-after-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-brain-arteriovenous-malformations
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I Jonathan Pomeraniec, Dale Ding, Robert M Starke, Kenneth C Liu, E Kelly Mrachek, M Beatriz Lopes, Jason P Sheehan
OBJECTIVE Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a commonly employed treatment modality for brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). However, due to the low frequency of delayed cyst formation after AVM SRS, as well as the prolonged time interval between treatment and its occurrence, the characteristics of post-SRS cyst formation are not well defined. Therefore, the aims of this retrospective cohort study are to determine the rate of cyst formation after SRS for AVMs, identify predictive factors, and evaluate the clinical sequelae of post-SRS cysts...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191115/focal-neurons-another-source-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-brain-arteriovenous-malformation-tissues
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Pengchen Li, Longbo Zhang, Deshun Chen, Ming Zeng, Fenghua Chen
Background Brain arteriovenous malformations (bAVMs) are devastating, hemorrhage-prone, cerebrovascular entities characterized by well-defined feeding arteries, draining veins, and the absence of a capillary bed. The endothelial cells that comprise bAVMs exhibit a loss of arterial and venous specification. The role of abnormal angiogenesis in the formation and progression of bAVMs is still unclear. This study aimed to investigate the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in neurons and glial cells in bAVMs to try to uncover the multiple cell origin of VEGF...
November 30, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174879/spontaneous-cystic-arteriovenous-malformation-a-novel-treatment-alternative
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Federico Carpani, Federico Eberbach, Federico M Rodriguez Lucci, Juan Carlos Miranda, Sebastian F Ameriso
BACKGROUND: Brain arteriovenous malformation (BAVM) is a life-threatening vascular congenital malformation due to the risk of intracerebral hemorrhage. The formation of a spontaneous cyst within a BAVM, without history of hemorrhage or gamma knife surgery, is rare and has an unknown pathophysiology. We suggest a novel theory of spontaneous cystic BAVM formation, subsequently treated with endovascular embolization followed by surgery with a favorable long-term outcome. METHODS: Review of the literature using PUBMED database and comparison between clinical presentation, diagnostic imaging studies, and treatment options...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139152/giant-intracranial-arteriovenous-malformation-as-the-focus-of-epileptic-seizures
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Mio Takayama, Kenji Hara, Aya Matsusue, Brian Waters, Natsuki Ikematsu, Masayuki Kashiwagi, Shin-Ichi Kubo
A man in his late thirties was found in a supine position in the hallway of his house. He had been diagnosed with epilepsy at approximately 20 years old. Since stopping treatment, epileptic events occurred more frequently and his condition deteriorated in the past 2 years. Autopsy revealed that head injuries were found on the left side of his head. A fracture from the left parietal bone to the anterior cranial fossa was also detected. A subdural hemorrhage (hematoma) spanned a wide range. A subarachnoid hemorrhage was also identified in the left parietal region...
November 14, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
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