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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334540/predictors-of-success-following-muller-s-muscle-conjunctival-resection
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Joshua Dan, Kunal R Sinha, Daniel B Rootman
PURPOSE: This study aims to describe Muller's muscle-conjunctival resection surgery in terms of outcomes and potential factors that may predict final positions. METHODS: This cross-sectional cohort study included patients undergoing Muller's muscle-conjunctival resection surgery for involutional ptosis over a 15-year period. Success was defined in 2 ways: 1) final marginal reflex distance 1 (MRD1) ≥2.5 mm (MRD1 success) and 2) final difference in MRD1 ≤1 mm between eyelids (symmetry success)...
January 12, 2018: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334520/invited-commentary-evaluation-of-horner-syndrome-in-the-mri-era
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Aki Kawasaki
This Invited Commentary discusses the following article: BACKGROUND:: To identify the etiologies of adult Horner syndrome (HS) in the MRI era using a targeted evaluation approach and to assess the value and yield of targeted imaging. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed of 200 adult outpatients with HS, confirmed with cocaine eyedrop testing. Patients were divided into subgroups based on the presence or absence of symptoms and those who did or did not receive additional testing with hydroxyamphetamine drops...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333908/false-positive-acetylcholine-receptor-antibodies-in-a-case-of-unilateral-chronic-progressive-external-ophthalmoplegia-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Rehan Rajput, Amun Sachdev, Nizar Din, Erika Marie Damato, Aidan Murray
METHODS: We present a rare case with atypical presenting features of unilateral CPEO with a false positive Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody (AchRA) test resulting in diagnostic delay. We illustrate the unilateral nature of this case and demonstrate the caveats of performing myogenic ptosis correction in such patients. We also discuss the differential diagnosis of false positive AchRA, a test commonly performed in the investigation of ptosis. RESULTS: A 34-year old female presented with a more than 3-year history of slowly-progressive, unilateral, right-sided restriction in eye movements and ptosis...
January 15, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333828/-congenital-horner-syndrome-case-report
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Romina B Vera Olivera, Loreley FernándezI, Ana P Arias, Diego Ballarino, Andrea Jara
Horner syndrome is characterized by the following triad of clinical signs: miosis, ptosis and facial anhidrosis. In addition, iris heterochromia, conjunctival injection, facial erythema, congestive nasal mucosa and apparent enophthalmos secondary to the reduction of the palpebral fissure can appear. It is caused by an interruption of the sympathetic pathway that extends from the hypothalamus to the orbit. Because there is no decussation, the signs are homolateral to the lesion. Traditionally, it is classified as congenital and acquired...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329174/symmetry-of-upper-eyelid-contour-after-unilateral-blepharoptosis-repair-with-a-single-strip-frontalis-suspension-technique
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Patricia Akaishi, Alicia Galindo-Ferreiro, Antonio A V Cruz
PURPOSE: To analyze the upper eyelid contour of patients with unilateral congenital ptosis who underwent single-strip frontalis suspension. METHODS: The authors compared the upper eyelid shape of the right and left eyes of 10 patients who underwent unilateral frontalis suspension with a single strip of autogenous fascia. At a mean postoperative time of 10.1 ± 4.01 months, the image J software was used to measure the ratio between the nasal and temporal areas of the upper half of the palpebral fissure...
January 10, 2018: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328065/upper-lid-ptosis-surgery-what-is-the-optimal-interval-for-the-postoperative-review-a-retrospective-review-of-300-cases
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A M Porteous, A S Haridas, J R O Collin, D H Verity
PurposeCorrection of upper eyelid ptosis is one of the most commonly performed oculoplastic procedures on the NHS but there is currently no data in the literature informing the surgeon of the optimal time for the first postoperative review. Our aim was to investigate how often a complication that warranted intervention occurred in the first 6 weeks after surgery and whether such a complication could have been predicted preoperatively.Patients and methodsA retrospective review was performed of 300 operations in 239 patients over a 9-month period at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London...
January 12, 2018: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326377/lymphatic-malformation-with-acquired-horner-syndrome-in-an-infant
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Birgit Spors, Joerg Seemann, Natalie Homer, Aaron Fay
An infant presented with right upper eyelid ptosis and was subsequently diagnosed with acquired Horner syndrome. Further evaluation revealed a right-sided cervicothoracic lymphatic malformation. At 13 weeks of age, the child underwent percutaneous intracystic sclerotherapy with a mixture of sodium tetradecyl sulphate and ethanol. Twenty-one weeks after initial treatment, ophthalmic examination showed complete resolution of the blepharoptosis and pupillary miosis. Percutaneous sclerotherapy not only effectively treated the space-occupying lymphatic malformation but also reversed the Horner syndrome that was presumably induced by neural tension (more likely) or compression...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320585/liposuction-of-the-neck-low-incidence-of-nerve-injury-and-other-complications-in-987-patients
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Loeb Habbema, Jennifer C Tang, Gerhard Sattler, C William Hanke
<p>The neck is one of the most common areas treated by liposuction. Neck liposuction decreases fat volume, causes skin contraction, and restores a more youthful appearance. We present a large case series (n=987) performed by three dermatologic surgeons. Five patients developed temporary post-operative marginal mandibular dysfunction, one patient had submandibular gland ptosis and one patient had arterial bleeding. Seroma, skin necrosis, scarring, and hyperpigmentation did not occur following neck liposuction...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319641/significance-of-early-postoperative-eyelid-position-on-late-postoperative-result-in-mueller-s-muscle-conjunctival-resection-and-external-levator-advancement-surgery
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Jennifer Danesh, Shoaib Ugradar, Robert Goldberg, Naresh Joshi, Daniel B Rootman
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether advancement of the levator aponeurosis in external levator resection surgery or Mueller's muscle and conjunctiva in Mueller's muscle conjunctival resection (MMCR) surgery has a differential effect on variation in eyelid position during the postoperative period. METHODS: In this retrospective observational cohort study, 2 groups of patients were defined. The first underwent MMCR surgery without tarsectomy by surgeon 1...
January 9, 2018: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319242/clinical-diversity-of-cns-cryptococcosis
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J M Koshy, S Mohan, D Deodhar, M John, A Oberoi, A Pannu
Background: Though cryptococcal meningitis (CM) is recognized as a disease of the immunocompromised, studies have implicated that it also affect immunocompetent patients. Methodology: This was a cross sectional study conducted in the Department of Medicine of a tertiary teaching institution in North India. All the patients diagnosed with CM on the basis of detection of cryptococcal antigen or the presence of capsulated budding yeast cells on India ink preparation, from April 2009 to March2015 were included in the study...
October 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315143/predictive-techniques-for-neurotoxin-outcomes
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Liza Brown, Drew Taylor, Eduardo Weiss
BACKGROUND: Botulinum-derived neurotoxins have become a substantial tool in dermatologists' armamentarium for facial/neck rejuvenation. Current literature discusses anatomical "danger zones" to avoid during neurotoxin injection to prevent brow ptosis, blepharoptosis, and lower facial ptosis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether lidocaine 1% local anesthetic can be used to predict botulinum toxin treatment outcomes and prevent adverse effects of unwanted paralysis...
January 8, 2018: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315086/six2-gene-haploinsufficiency-leads-to-a-recognizable-phenotype-with-ptosis-frontonasal-dysplasia-and-conductive-hearing-loss
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Alina Henn, Harald Weng, Simon Novak, Günther Rettenberger, Andreas Gerhardinger, Eva Rossier, Birgit Zirn
Heterozygous microdeletions of chromosome 2p21 encompassing only the SIX2 gene have been described in two families to date. The clinical phenotype comprised autosomal-dominant inherited frontonasal dysplasia with ptosis in one family. In the second family, conductive hearing loss was the major clinical feature described; however, the affected persons also had ptosis. Here, we present a large family combining all three predescribed features of SIX2 gene deletion. The phenotype in four affected family members in three generations consisted of bilateral congenital ptosis, epicanthus inversus, frontonasal dysplasia with broad nasal bridge and hypertelorism, frontal bossing and large anterior fontanel in childhood, narrow ear canals, and mild conductive hearing loss with onset in childhood...
January 8, 2018: Clinical Dysmorphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310374/horner-syndrome-as-a-postoperative-complication-after-minimally-invasive-video-assisted-thyroidectomy-a-case-report
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Xiaolei Hu, Xiaomei Zhang, Huaiyong Gan, Dajun Yu, Weihua Sun, Zhaoming Shi
RATIONALE: Horner syndrome is an unusual complication after thyroidectomy. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of Horner syndrome in a 34-year-old female patient with Graves disease associated with papillary thyroid carcinoma who underwent left-side minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy and neck dissection. DIAGNOSIS: Horner syndrome was diagnosed based on left myosis, eyelid ptosis, and mild enophthalmos, which developed in the patient on postoperative day 2...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310369/mitochondrial-mutations-in-12s-rrna-and-16s-rrna-presenting-as-chronic-progressive-external-ophthalmoplegia-cpeo-plus-a-case-report
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Zhan-Yun Lv, Xue-Mei Xu, Xiao-Fu Cao, Qian Wang, Da-Fang Sun, Wen-Jing Tian, Yan Yang, Yu-Zhong Wang, Yan-Lei Hao
RATIONALE: Chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia (CPEO) is a classical mitochondrial ocular disorder characterized by bilateral progressive ptosis and ophthalmoplegia. Kearns -Sayre syndrome (KSS) is a multisystem disorder with PEO, cardiac conduction block, and pigmentary retinopathy. A few individuals with CPEO have other manifestations of KSS, but do not meet all the clinical diagnosis criteria, and this is called "CPEO plus." PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a 48-year-old woman exhibiting limb weakness, ptosis, ophthalmoparesis, and cerebellar dysfunctions...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309333/flap-mastopexy-in-autologous-breast-reconstruction-timing-and-technique
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Jared Troy, Andrea Little, Lauren Kuykendall, Deniz Dayicioglu
BACKGROUND: Techniques in breast reconstruction have significantly advanced the possibility to create more natural and aesthetically appealing breasts. Despite thorough preoperative planning and vigilant operative technique, symmetry remains a concern for select patients who have undergone autologous breast reconstruction. Although symmetry procedures of the contralateral breast have been well described in the literature, little has been published regarding secondary revision in the autologous reconstructed breast, leaving uncertainty as to the appropriate timing and technique for revision procedures that will not hinder the viability of the flap...
January 5, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305081/extending-knowledge-of-the-clinical-picture-of-balkan-adder-vipera-berus-bosniensis-envenoming-the-first-photographically-documented-neurotoxic-case-from-south-western-hungary
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Csaba Varga, Tamás Malina, Viktória Alföldi, Gergely Bilics, Ferenc Nagy, Tibor Oláh
We report a severe envenoming associated with minimal local symptoms following a Balkan adder (Vipera berus bosniensis) bite in South-Western Hungary. A 63-year-old male with a history of hypertension and sinus bradycardia (45/min) was bitten by a sub-adult specimen of V. b. bosniensis in Somogy County on 04 May 2017. The patient was transported to and treated at the Emergency Department of Somogy County "Moritz Kaposi" General Hospital, Kaposvár. Locally only pain and minimal swelling with a small haematoma developed on the bitten finger...
January 2, 2018: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302497/an-original-and-simple-autoaugmentation-mastopexy-in-mild-to-moderate-breast-ptosis-superior-pedicle-frontal-division-to-achieve-upper-pole-fullness
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Loubna Abboud, William Watfa, Pietro G di Summa, Wassim Raffoul
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December 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302496/selective-pectoralis-major-muscle-denervation-in-breast-reconstruction-a-technical-modification-for-more-effective-and-cosmetic-results
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Marco Bernini, Donato Casella, Carlo Mariotti
The use of pectoralis major muscle (PMM) in breast reconstruction has been a mainstay for decades. In recent years, although, a novel approach, the so-called subcutaneous or pre-pectoral breast reconstruction, has been introduced advocating the advantages of sparing the pectoralis muscle. Such advantages include more natural implant ptosis and appearance, significant reduction of capsular contracture and also avoidance of implant animation and animation deformities. These are all drawbacks that the use of muscles in implant coverage inevitably involves overtime...
December 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302487/central-round-block-repair-of-large-breast-resection-defects-oncologic-and-aesthetic-outcomes
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Russell J Bramhall, Jason Lee, Mae Concepcion, David Westbroek, Sarah Huf, Kabir Mohammed, Paul Thiruchelvam, Gerald P Gui
Background: The central round block repair is a volume displacement technique to reconstruct large wide local excision (WLE) defects in breasts with moderate ptosis or hypertrophy. There are limited published data on the outcomes of this technique. Methods: Data were collected prospectively for 57 consecutive patients and follow up information obtained from patient records. The volume of breast resection was estimated geometrically from mammography. Aesthetic outcomes were assessed from clinical measurements and panel review of patient photographs...
December 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301152/a-5-year-follow-up-of-triple-seronegative-myasthenia-gravis-successfully-treated-with-tacrolimus-therapy
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Takenori Tozawa, Akira Nishimura, Tamaki Ueno, Daisuke Kaneda, Yuri Miyanomae, Tomohiro Chiyonobu, Masafumi Morimoto, Hajime Hosoi
Seronegative myasthenia gravis (MG) is a generalized form of MG that is diagnosed on the basis of clinical symptoms, electrophysiological testing, and pharmacological responses, in the absence of a seropositive status for anti-acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibodies. Generalized MG that is seronegative for anti-AChR, anti-muscle-specific kinase (MuSK), and anti-low density lipoprotein receptor related protein 4 (Lrp4) antibodies is known as triple-seronegative MG. We here describe a case of triple-seronegative MG in an 8-year-old boy...
January 4, 2018: Neuropediatrics
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