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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774172/moebius-syndrome-with-hypoglossal-palsy-syndactyly-brachydactyly-and-anisometropic-amblyopia
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Muhammad Hassaan Ali, Samreen Jamal, Muhammad Ather Rashid, Usman Javaid, Nadeem Hafeez Butt
Moebius syndrome is a rare cause of congenital facial and abducens palsy.  It is sometimes associated with musculoskeletal abnormalities and other cranial nerve palsies. Genetics and ischemic insults to the fetus are considered to be the cause of this syndrome. We report here a 12-year-old female patient who was presented to us with poor cosmesis of her face, with associated decreased vision and lagophthalmos in her left eye. She didn't have any signs of exposure keratopathy in the affected eye. Her best-corrected vision was 20/20 and 20/60 in right and left eyes respectively...
March 16, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768642/-rhinocerebral-mucormycosis
#2
Anke Mertens, Christoph Arens, Doreen Barche, Laszlo Scheinpflug, Friedrich Gunther Scholz, Stefan Vielhaber, Cordula Scherlach, Uwe Tröger, Gernot Geginat, Jacqueline Färber
Mucormycosis is a rare but serious type of fungal infection, which can progress rapidly especially in immunsupressed patients.We report about a 47 year old female patient with ptosis on the left eye. The ophthalmological report offered no further pathologic findings. Diabetes mellitus was known and the blood sugar value was very high.A computed tomography of the paranasal sinuses showed a shadow in the ethmoid bone and in an additonally performed MRI-scan, an increase of orbital fat and an extension of the ocular muscle were visible...
May 16, 2018: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766557/risk-factors-for-ocular-complications-in-periocular-infantile-hemangiomas
#3
Liat Samuelov, Michael Kinori, Karen Rychlik, Meghana Konanur, Sarah L Chamlin, Bahram Rahmani, Anthony J Mancini
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Infantile hemangiomas are the most common benign tumors of childhood. Although some children with periocular infantile hemangiomas do not require treatment, these lesions may result in amblyopia and visual impairment if not properly treated. We have attempted to characterize clinical features of periocular infantile hemangiomas that predict negative ocular outcomes and thus require prompt referral to an ophthalmologist and initiation of therapy. METHODS: This study included children with periocular infantile hemangiomas consecutively seen at Ann & Robert H...
May 15, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755279/bilateral-orbital-isolated-solitary-neurofibroma-in-the-absence-of-neurofibromatosis-a-case-report
#4
Khalid M Alshomar, Hind M Alkatan, Adel H Alsuhaibani
Isolated neurofibroma is a slowly progressive tumor rarely found in the orbit accounting for less than 1% of the space occupying lesions of the orbit. It usually presents in the 2nd to 5th decades of life with proptosis, swelling, visual changes, ptosis, diplopia or pain. Almost all cases reported are unilateral. We report a 23-year-old female with no systemic features or family history of neurofibromatosis who presented with right upper eyelid swelling. Radiological studies revealed bilateral identical masses in the superior orbits...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755269/inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-of-the-orbit-a-clinico-pathological-study-of-25-cases
#5
Diego Strianese, Fausto Tranfa, Marialuisa Finelli, Adriana Iuliano, Stefania Staibano, Giuseppe Mariniello
Background: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare entity characterized by the presence of myofibroblasts and inflammatory cells within a fibrous stroma, which typically occurs in children or young adults. The IMT is considered generally a benign lesion, although about 20% of cases may experience recurrence, and most rarely develop metastasis. Herein, we present the largest series of primary orbital IMT ever reported. Patients and methods: The clinical records of 25 patients, collected between the 1995 and 2015, with biopsy-proven diagnosis of orbital IMT were retrospectively reviewed to determine demographic, clinical, radiologic and pathological features, management, and outcome...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754131/cavernous-sinus-meningioma-presenting-as-third-nerve-palsy-in-pregnancy
#6
Priya Nidamanuri, Dmitri Shastin, Ravindra Nannapaneni
A 33-year-old female patient presented with diplopia and left eye ptosis 26 weeks into her first pregnancy. No investigation was conducted at the time and her symptoms subsided 4 weeks post partum. This same phenomenon occurred during second pregnancy at 20 weeks of gestation, with patient becoming symptom-free again 6 weeks after giving birth. MRI revealed a lesion in the left cavernous sinus in keeping with a meningioma. Due to the surgically challenging location, the lesion was treated with gamma knife radiosurgery...
May 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746305/blepharoptosis-repair
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Catherine Y Liu, Priyanka Chhadva, Pete Setabutr
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review recent advances on the mechanisms and management of acquired aponeurotic blepharoptosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent advances over the past year have focused on refining well known methods of ptosis repair, expanding and modifying techniques to treat difficult and more severe conditions, and uncovering the biomechanical and neurostimulatory mechanisms of ptosis and its repair. SUMMARY: Innovations in ptosis repair are discussed in the context of current treatment paradigms...
May 4, 2018: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746276/deepithelialized-skin-reduction-preserves-skin-and-nipple-perfusion-in-immediate-reconstruction-of-large-and-ptotic-breasts
#8
Danielle H Rochlin, Dung H Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Women with large and/or ptotic breasts are often not considered candidates for nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) and/or immediate breast reconstruction given difficulties avoiding ischemic complications and achieving a favorable aesthetic result. We report a novel technique involving deepithelialized skin reduction to simultaneously reduce the skin envelope and preserve perfusion to the skin and nipple in immediate breast reconstruction for women that fit this high-risk anatomic profile...
April 30, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744575/small-incision-levator-resection-for-correction-of-congenital-ptosis-a-prospective-study
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Bahram Eshraghi, Hadi Ghadimi
PURPOSE: To determine the rate of success of small-incision levator resection technique for correction of congenital ptosis. METHODS: Patients with congenital ptosis who were candidates for levator resection were enrolled if their levator function was not poor (< 5 mm). Incisions were made on upper eyelid crease with a length of 10-12 mm. After resection of adequate length of levator muscle, two sutures were used to fix it to tarsal plate. Sliding the incision to medial and lateral sides provided a wider field of access to allow the surgeon to place the sutures above nasal and temporal borders of limbus...
May 9, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744385/changes-in-blood-flow-at-the-mandibular-angle-and-horner-syndrome-in-a-rat-model-of-superior-cervical-ganglion-block
#10
Kazutoshi Kubota, Katsuhisa Sunada
Background: A stellate ganglion block (SGB) causes increased blood flow in the maxillofacial region, exhibiting the potential for regenerative effects in damaged tissue. The focus of this study was to understand the efficacy of SGB for regenerative effects against nerve damage. A rat model of the superior cervical ganglion block (SCGB) was created instead of SGB, and facial blood flow, as well as sympathetic nervous system function, were measured. Methods: A vertical incision was made on the left side of the neck of a Wistar rat, and a 5-mm resection of the superior cervical ganglion was performed at the back of the bifurcation of the internal and external branches of the left common carotid artery...
April 2018: Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743585/evaluating-the-temperature-effects-of-ice-and-heat-tests-on-ptosis-due-to-myasthenia-gravis
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Emmanuel Marinos, Katherine Buzzard, Clare L Fraser, Stephen Reddel
AIMS: The aims of this study are as follows: (1) to describe a standardised methodology for the ice test, and where necessary a heat test; (2) to determine the effects of local cooling vs. heating on ptosis in myasthenia gravis (MG) patients. METHODS: Twenty-three MG patients with ptosis were identified from a tertiary referral neuroimmunology clinic, seventeen with significant ptosis ≥2 mm. Latex party balloons were filled with ice and cold tap water for the ice test, or with water heated to 45 °C for the heat test...
May 10, 2018: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742711/pituitary-apoplexy-following-lumbar-fusion-surgery-in-prone-position-a-case-report
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Chunghee Joo, Geol Ha, Yeon Jang
RATIONALE: Pituitary apoplexy (PA) is a syndrome caused by acute hemorrhage or infarction of the pituitary gland, generally within a pituitary adenoma. PA following spinal surgery is a very rare complication and may be difficult to diagnose. However, early diagnosis of PA is essential for the timely treatment of pan-hypopituitarism and prevention of severe neurologic complications. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 73-year-old man had a posterior lumbar fusion surgery over a period of 8 hours on prone position...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740946/a-37-year-old-woman-with-progressive-right-side-ptosis-for-one-month
#13
Hui-Yuan Su, Yu-Feng Su
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732040/botulism-and-cavernous-sinus-thrombosis-induced-by-acute-rhinosinusitis-a-case-report
#14
Ali Tavassoli, Mahmood Sadeghi, Parviz Amri
Background: Botulism is an acute and rapidly progressive descending paralytic disease caused by a neurotoxin of clostridium botulinum. Case presentation: A 28-year-old woman presented with severe generalized ascending symmetrical muscle paralysis. The patient was intubated and transferred to the medical intensive care unit with several symptoms including: severe headache, dysphagia, dyspnea, ptosis, diplopia, and dry mouth. Despite being alert, pupils were bilaterally midriatic and had absent corneal reflux...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731029/heart-block-ptosis-and-diagnostic-funduscopic-examination-problems-of-the-heart-seen-through-the-eyes
#15
Cornelius Rodney Ramcharan
Mitochondrial diseases are complex and rare clinical entities that can sometimes be diagnosed by their constellation of simple clinical signs. We describe a 24-year-old insulin-dependent diabetic women who was diagnosed with complete heart block and required permanent pacemaker implantation. Astute physical examination revealed opthalmoparesis, ptosis, and pigmentary retinopathy consistent with a diagnosis of Kearns-Sayre syndrome. When a young patient presents with complete heart block, a neurologic examination including funduscopy can identify Kearns-Sayre syndrome, which has far-reaching consequence for the index patient and offspring...
May 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730659/myxedema-coma-due-to-hashimoto-thyroiditis-a-rare-but-real-presentation-of-failure-to-thrive-in-infancy
#16
Ryan A Heksch, Rohan K Henry
BACKGROUND: Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT) is uncommon in infancy, and myxedema coma (MC) is even less common. While prior reports have documented these entities separately, to our knowledge, MC in combination with HT has not been reported before in this age group. METHODS/RESULTS: A 10-month-old female presented with ptosis, lethargy, dysphagia, and failure to thrive (FTT). She developed hypotension, bradycardia, hypothermia, and apnea requiring intubation. Initial thyroid-stimulating hormone was 422 μIU/mL, and free thyroxine was < 0...
May 4, 2018: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725545/single-stage-nipple-sparing-mastectomy-and-reduction-mastopexy-in-the-ptotic-breast
#17
M E Pontell, N Saad, A Brown, M Rose, R Ashinoff, A Saad
Purpose: Given the proposed increased risk of nipple-areolar complex (NAC) necrosis, nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) is generally not recommended for patients with large or significantly ptotic breasts. NAC preserving strategies in this subgroup include staged or simultaneous NSM and reduction mastopexy. We present a novel approach towards simultaneous NSM and reduction mastopexy in patients with large, ptotic breasts. Methods: Literature pertaining to NSM for women with large, ptotic breasts was reviewed and a surgical approach was designed to allow for simultaneous NSM and reduction mastopexy in such patients...
2018: Plastic Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724871/anteromedial-thalamic-infarct-a-rare-presentation
#18
Syed H Shabbir, Faryal Nadeem, Daniel Labovitz
We report a rare presentation of an anteromedial thalamic infarct in a 50-year-old woman with acute onset left eye ptosis, vertical gaze paresis and confusion. MRI identified an acute left anteromedial thalamic infarct with a severe left P1 stenosis. Thalamic infarcts are associated with marked neurobehavioural disturbances with dominant thalamic lesions causing language deficits, verbal perseveration, memory disturbances, abulia and disorientation. Ocular movement deficits can also be present and typically accompany paramedian lesions...
May 2, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720818/classification-of-trigeminal-autonomic-cephalalgia-what-has-changed-in-international-classification-of-headache-disorders-3-beta
#19
REVIEW
K Ravishankar
The term "Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgia (TAC)" was first coined by Goadsby and Lipton[1] to include a group of relatively rare primary headache disorders characterized by moderate to severe, short-lived head pain in the trigeminal distribution with unilateral cranial parasympathetic autonomic features, such as lacrimation, rhinorrhea, conjunctival injection, eyelid edema, and ptosis. In the current International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-3 beta),[2] the TAC group includes cluster headache (CH), paroxysmal hemicrania (PH), short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks (SUNHAs) and their 2 subforms - SUNHAs with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT), SUNHAs with cranial autonomic symptoms (SUNA)...
April 2018: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709040/pediatric-frontalis-suspension-with-braided-polyester-a-comparison-of-two-techniques
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Andrea Molinari, Daniel T Weaver, Todd A Goldblum, David Silbert, Sebastian P Lopez, Noelle Matta
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the benefits of using braided polyester in the management of severe or recurrent ptosis in children and young adults and to compare the efficacy of two surgical techniques. METHODS: Retrospective, non-randomized record review of 30 patients (43 eyelid procedures) affected by congenital or acquired severe ptosis who underwent frontalis suspension with braided polyester from 2008 to 2016. Two surgical techniques were compared: the base-down triangle and the Fox pentagon, both of which were performed using a closed technique...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
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