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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940564/giant-pseudoaneurysm-of-the-external-carotid-artery-causing-stroke-a-case-report
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Hrvoje Budinčević, Marina Milosevic, Tomislav Pavlovic
We report a patient in whom mechanical compression of the internal carotid artery by a giant external carotid artery pseudoaneurysm caused a stroke. This was a case of vascular Eagle syndrome due to the impingement of an elongated styloid process on the external carotid artery with subsequent dissection and formation of a pseudoaneurysm. Carotid ultrasonographic examination allowed distinguishing the pseudoaneurysm from other vascular and solid masses of the neck.
September 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920508/internal-carotid-artery-dissection-among-younger-and-older-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
#2
Y Amsalem, L Porat, M C Javitt, E Sprecher, G Telman
BACKGROUND: Carotid artery dissection (CAD) is a known causative factor in the etiology of acute ischemic stroke in young patients. However, the significance of CAD in older patients with acute ischemic stroke is unclear with only a few prior clinical studies. In order to isolate the influence of CAD as an independent factor, we performed multivariate analysis of common covariables in acute ischemic stroke patients in northern Israel. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 347 consecutive patients who suffered from acute ischemic stroke had initial CT angiography (CTA) ordered from the emergency room...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906206/anatomical-characteristics-of-the-styloid-process-in-internal-carotid-artery-dissection-case-control-study
#3
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/28899572/hypoglossal-nerve-palsy-in-the-course-of-dissection-of-the-internal-carotid-arteries-case-reports
#4
Magdalena Torbus-Paluszczak, Sebastian Mucha, Maciej Wawrzyńczyk, Krystyna Pierzchała, Wojciech Bartman, Monika Adamczyk-Sowa
Internal carotid artery dissection (ICAD) has become an increasingly recognized cause of cerebrovascular accidents in young and middle-aged patients. We report 2 cases of hypoglossal nerve palsy in the course of dissection of the internal carotid arteries. The first patient was admitted to the Department of Neurology due to swallowing difficulty, speech articulation disorders and numbness of the right half of the tongue for 4 weeks. Extracranial vessel ultrasound (US) and transcranial colour Doppler (TCD) visualized thrombus causing occlusion of the right internal carotid artery (RICA)...
August 30, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894790/aortic-dissection-and-severe-renal-failure-6-years-after-kidney-transplantation
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Amaury Dujardin, Awena Le Fur, Diego Cantarovich
We report the case of a patient with long-term history of hypertension, presenting with transient neurological disorders and severe graft failure several years after kidney transplantation. Cause of end-stage renal disease was hypertensive nephrosclerosis. Chronic hemodialysis lasted for 1 year. After transplantation and throughout follow-up, serum creatinine ranged from 200 to 230 μmol/L and maintenance immunosuppression included sirolimus and low-dose steroids. Six years after transplantation, the patient presented with right hip pain radiating to the lower back, transient aphasia, confusion, and hemiparesis...
September 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885101/association-between-the-maximal-distance-of-atrial-septal-protrusion-and-cryptogenic-stroke
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Keisuke Tokunaga, Masahiro Yasaka, Takahiro Kuwashiro, Seiji Gotoh, Asako Nakamura, Go Takaguchi, Tetsuro Ago, Masahiro Kamouchi, Takanari Kitazono, Yasushi Okada
Background and purpose Previous studies have suggested that atrial septal aneurysm is a potential risk factor for cerebral embolism. However, the association between the level of atrial septal protrusion and cerebral embolism is still unclear. The purpose of the present study was to assess the association between the maximal distance of atrial septal protrusion and cryptogenic stroke. Methods A total of 588 consecutive acute ischemic stroke patients (70 ± 11 (mean ± SD) years, 401 men) who underwent transesophageal echocardiography were enrolled...
December 20, 2016: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883716/spontaneous-cervical-artery-dissection-in-patients-aged-over-70-years-two-cases-and-systematic-literature-review
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Nolwenn Riou-Comte, Gioia Mione, Lisa Humbertjean, Marie-Alexia Ottenin, Jean-Christophe Lacour, Sébastien Richard
OBJECTIVE: Spontaneous cervical artery dissection (CAD) is a cerebrovascular disease typically considered to affect the young population. Literature reports cases in the elderly only as incidental findings, making the diagnosis unlikely in older patients. Incidence and pathogeny in this specific population remain to be assessed. METHODS: We reviewed patients aged over 70 years admitted for spontaneous CAD in the Stroke Unit of the University Hospital of Nancy (northeastern France) over a period of 12 years as well as all reported cases in literature...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877355/sonographic-evaluation-of-complications-of-extracranial-carotid-artery-interventions
#8
John D Millet, Joseph J Cavallo, Leslie M Scoutt, Gowthaman Gunabushanam
Carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting are among the most common peripheral vascular procedures performed worldwide. Sonography is the initial and often only imaging modality used in the evaluation of iatrogenic carotid arterial injuries. This pictorial essay provides an overview of the clinical and sonographic findings of complications after interventions in the extracranial carotid arteries, including dissection, fluid collections, pseudoaneurysm, thrombosis, thromboembolism, restenosis, and stent deformation...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875363/implantation-of-unibody-single-branched-stent-graft-for-patients-with-type-b-aortic-dissections-involving-the-left-subclavian-artery-1-year-follow-up-outcomes
#9
He Huang, Yuanyong Jiao, Yepeng Zhang, Yuelin Zhu, Zhao Liu, Tong Qiao, Changjian Liu, Xiwei Zhang, Min Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To report the early results of castor device, a kind of unibody single-branched stent graft, in the treatment of type B aortic dissection (TBAD) involving the LSA. METHODS: From April 2013 to February 2014, 21 patients with TBADs underwent TEVAR with LSA revascularization by unibody single-branched stent grafts. Three patients with penetrating aortic ulcers in the aortic arch received additional reconstruction of left common carotid artery with chimney technique...
September 5, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868317/aorto-cutaneous-fistula-and-false-aneurysm-of-the-ascending-aorta-five-years-after-its-prosthetic-replacement-for-stanford-type-a-acute-aortic-dissection
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Pierre Demondion, Dorian Verscheure, Pascal Leprince
Aorto-cutaneous fistula and false aneurysm of the ascending aorta in patients who previously underwent Stanford Type A acute aortic dissection are rare and severe complications. Surgical correction remains a demanding challenge. In a case of false aneurysm rupture during redo sternotomy, selective cannulation of the right axillary and left carotid arteries allowed an efficient method of cerebral perfusion.
April 2017: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867380/homemade-fenestrated-stent-graft-for-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-of-zone-2-aortic-lesions
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Ludovic Canaud, Kiyofumi Morishita, Thomas Gandet, Julien Sfeir, Sebastien Bommart, Pierre Alric, Marcello Mandelli
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this retrospective analysis was to evaluate the outcomes of homemade fenestrated stent-grafts for thoracic endovascular aortic repair of zone 2 aortic lesions. METHODS: From November 2013 to January 2017, 24 patients underwent thoracic endovascular aortic repair with left subclavian artery revascularization using a homemade fenestrated stent-graft to preserve the patency of the left subclavian artery. Elective cases accounted for 54% (n = 13) of the sample...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864327/early-endovascular-stenting-for-extracranial-carotid-artery-dissection-with-angiographic-flow-stasis-a-series-of-four-cases
#12
Masaaki Kohta, Atsushi Fujita, Minoru Saitoh, Kohkichi Hosoda, Eiji Kohmura
Extracranial carotid artery dissection is a major cause of ischemic stroke in young patients. Progressive stroke or recurrent ischemic symptoms may occur despite adequate medical treatment. Our treatment policy for these conditions is based on the fact that immediate vascular reconstruction is necessary in the cases with angiographic flow stasis in the true lumen beyond the dissection site. We report our experiences with four consecutive extracranial carotid artery dissections successfully treated with early endovascular stenting and discuss the indication of this treatment with a special emphasis on the angiographic findings...
August 29, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861849/internal-carotid-artery-occlusion-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-management
#13
REVIEW
Konark Malhotra, Nitin Goyal, Georgios Tsivgoulis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute internal carotid artery occlusion (ICAO) is associated with large infarcts and poor clinical outcomes and contributes to morbidity and mortality worldwide. In this review, we discuss various etiologies and pathophysiology of clinical presentations of ICAO, different radiographic patterns, and management of patients with ICAO. RECENT FINDINGS: Recanalization rates remain suboptimal with systemic thrombolysis amongst patients with acute ICAO...
August 31, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844469/a-systematic-review-of-primary-endovascular-repair-of-the-ascending-aorta
#14
REVIEW
Corbin E Muetterties, Rohan Menon, Grayson H Wheatley
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular repair of the ascending aorta is currently limited to patients at high surgical risk with aortic diseases originating above the sinotubular junction. A number of different endovascular technologies and approaches have been used, although no consensus exists regarding a standardized technique. To better understand real-world endovascular approaches to the ascending aorta, we performed a comprehensive review of the types of endovascular aortic stents and associated vascular access used in repair of the ascending aorta...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838115/endoscopic-endonasal-approach-to-the-ventral-jugular-foramen-anatomical-basis-technical-considerations-and-clinical-series
#15
Francisco Vaz-Guimaraes, Ana Carolina I Nakassa, Paul A Gardner, Eric W Wang, Carl H Snyderman, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda
BACKGROUND: Surgical exposure of the jugular foramen (JF) is challenging given its complex regional anatomy and proximity to critical neurovascular structures. OBJECTIVE: To describe the anatomical basis, surgical technique, and outcomes of a group of patients who underwent the endoscopic endonasal approach to the JF. METHODS: Five silicon-injected anatomical specimens were prepared for dissection. Additionally, a chart review was conducted through our patient database, searching for endonasal exposure of the JF...
August 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838109/endoscopic-endonasal-interdural-middle-fossa-approach-to-the-maxillary-nerve-anatomic-considerations-and-surgical-relevance
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Kumar Abhinav, David Panczykowski, Wei-Hsin Wang, Carl H Synderman, Paul A Gardner, Eric W Wang, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda
BACKGROUND: The maxillary nerve (V2) can be approached via the open middle fossa approach. OBJECTIVE: To delineate the anatomy of V2 and its specific segments with respect to the endonasal landmarks. We present the endoscopic endonasal interdural middle fossa approach to V2 and its potential application for the treatment of perineural spread in sinonasal/skull base tumors. METHODS: Five human head silicon-injected specimens underwent bilateral endoscopic endonasal transpterygoid approaches...
August 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815313/epidemiology-and-cerebrovascular-events-related-to-cervical-and-intracranial-arteries-dissection-the-experience-of-the-city-of-pisa
#17
N Giannini, L Ulivi, M Maccarrone, V Montano, G Orlandi, E Ferrari, C Cravcenco, U Bonuccelli, M Mancuso
Spontaneous dissection of cervical arteries (sCAD) is a major cause of ischemic stroke in young patients, with an incidence varying from 1.7 to 3/100,000/year for extracranial internal carotid artery (ICAD) and 1 to 1.9/100,000/year for extracranial vertebral artery (VAD). Reliable epidemiological data on stroke incidence related to sCAD are scarce in Italy. This study aims to evaluate the incidence, clinical features, and outcome of cerebrovascular events related to sCAD and spontaneous intracranial arteries dissections (sIAD) in the city of Pisa (Italy)...
August 16, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808799/transorbital-endoscopic-approach-for-exposure-of-the-sylvian-fissure-middle-cerebral-artery-and-crural-cistern-an-anatomical-study
#18
João Paulo Almeida, Armando S Ruiz-Treviño, Sathwik R Shetty, Sacit B Omay, Vijay K Anand, Theodore H Schwartz
BACKGROUND: The availability of minimal access instrumentation and endoscopic visualization has revolutionized the field of minimally invasive skull base surgery. The transorbital endoscopic approach using an eyelid incision has been proposed as a new minimally invasive technique for the treatment of skull base pathology, mostly extradural tumors. Our study aims to evaluate the anatomical aspects and potential role of the transorbital endoscopic approach for exposure of the sylvian fissure, middle cerebral artery and crural cistern...
August 14, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
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
#19
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/28799558/intermittent-mydriasis-associated-with-carotid-vascular-occlusion
#20
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
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