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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513218/three-cycles-of-radiofrequency-ablation-are-more-efficacious-than-two-in-the-management-of-morton-s-neuroma
#1
David Brooks, Adam Parr, William Bryceson
BACKGROUND: Morton's neuroma is a common cause of forefoot pain. Outcomes of conservative therapy are mixed and many patients undergo operative intervention. Radiofrequency ablation has recently gained favor as a treatment option, although the optimal regime is unknown. This study investigates the effectiveness of 2 versus 3 cycles of radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of Morton's neuroma. METHODS: We surveyed a cohort of patients with Morton's neuroma who had progressed to radiofrequency ablation after failed conservative treatment...
May 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512503/massive-oculomotor-nerve-enlargement-a-case-of-presumed-schwannomatosis
#2
Laura Donaldson, Ryan Rebello, Amadeo Rodriguez
A 45-year-old man presented with a slowly progressive pupil-involving third nerve palsy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a tubular lesion extending from the interpeduncular cistern through the cavernous sinus and into the left orbit where it branched into a superior and an inferior division, clearly outlining the anatomy of the third cranial nerve. Multiple other, less pronounced, enlarged cranial nerves were noted. The differential diagnosis included chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (HMSN), neurofibromatosis (NF), and schwannomatosis...
June 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506166/pacinian-corpuscles-neuroma-an-exceptional-cause-of-pain-in-the-hand
#3
Isidro Jiménez, Alberto Marcos-García, Gustavo Muratore, José Medina
Pacinian corpuscles are rapidly adapting mechanoreceptors mainly distributed in the dermis of the fingers and palm of the hand. A neuroma of the Pacinian corpuscle is a rare and extremely painful condition with a few cases reported in the literature, most of them, associated with local or repetitive trauma. We present a 71-year-old man with history of pain and swelling on his left index without history of previous trauma initially diagnosed as tenosynovitis resistant to conservative treatment in which we observed, directly in the subcutaneous plane, spherical, gray and in clusters lesions closer to the collateral nerve which were described by the pathological study as neuroma of the Pacinian corpuscles...
June 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499808/high-contrast-high-resolution-imaging-of-posttraumatic-mandibular-nerve-by-3dac-propeller-magnetic-resonance-imaging-correlation-with-the-severity-of-sensory-disturbance
#4
Makoto Terumitsu, Hitoshi Matsuzawa, Kenji Seo, Masaki Watanabe, Shigenobu Kurata, Akiko Suda, Tsutomu Nakada
OBJECTIVE: Magnetic resonance neurography reveals abnormal morphologies of regenerated nerves and overgrown connective tissue in injured trigeminal nerves, suggesting neuroma formation. We hypothesized that such deformities and scar formation contribute to pain symptoms. STUDY DESIGN: High-contrast high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging was utilized to evaluate the inferior alveolar nerve and lingual nerve following traumatic injury in 19 patients. The relationship between the morphologic classification and severity of the sensory disorder was assessed...
March 14, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488063/subgemmal-neurogenous-plaque-of-the-tongue-a-report-of-three-cases
#5
Amanda Katarinny Goes Gonzaga, Deborah Gondim Lambert Moreira, Dáurea Adília Cóbe Sena, Maria Luiza Diniz de Sousa Lopes, Lélia Batista de Souza, Lélia Maria Guedes Queiroz
Subgemmal neurogenous plaque (SNP) is a biphasic neural structure associated with the taste buds. Clinically, SNP usually presents as an asymptomatic, normally colored, papule located in the posterior lateral border of the tongue. Accurate diagnosis is based only on histopathological examination, which shows a superficial neurofibroma-like pattern and a neuroma-like in the deep zone. Appropriate recognition of clinical and morphological aspects of SNPs can avoid their misdiagnosis as neural neoplasms. We report three cases of SNP with detailed clinical, histopathological, and immunohistochemical features...
May 10, 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476467/painful-trigeminal-neuropathy-attributed-to-a-space-occupying-lesion-presenting-as-a-toothache-a-report-of-4-cases
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Noboru Noma, Makoto Hayashi, Isao Kitahara, Andrew Young, Maasa Yamamoto, Kosuke Watanabe, Yoshiki Imamura
Painful trigeminal neuropathy attributed to a space-occupying lesion (code 13.1.2.5 in the International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd edition [beta version]) is an orofacial pain condition that has characteristics of classical trigeminal neuralgia but is caused by a space-occupying lesion. We present 4 cases of intracranial lesions mimicking odontogenic pain as follows: case 1, a 61-year-old woman presented with a chief complaint of aching soreness in the right mandibular molar area for 1 year; case 2, a 59-year-old man presented with severe pain in the left maxillary and mandibular molars; case 3, a 72-year-old man presented with a chief complaint of facial shock-like pain on the left side; and case 4, a 75-year-old man presented with a chief complaint of paroxysmal pain and numbness in the buccal gingiva of the right mandibular molar region...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462800/pro-and-anti-inflammatory-cytokine-levels-tnf-%C3%AE-il-1%C3%AE-il-6-and-il-10-in-rat-model-of-neuroma
#7
Junad Khan, Noma Noboru, Andrew Young, Davis Thomas
Traumatic neuroma is neuronal tissue proliferation developed in a nerve injury site, often associated with increased sensitivity and spontaneous or evoked neuropathic pain. The mechanisms leading to the disorganized nerve proliferation are not completely understood, though inflammation in the injured nerve vicinity most likely has a role in the process. Inflammatory cytokines are also known to be involved in the maintenance and development of post-traumatic and neuropathic pain. The goal of this study was to quantify and compare pro and anti-inflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-6 and IL-10) levels in nerves that formed neuromas and nerves that did not, following sciatic nerve transection...
April 11, 2017: Pathophysiology: the Official Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450850/cholecystokinin-from-local-gut-hormone-to-ubiquitous-messenger
#8
REVIEW
Jens F Rehfeld
Cholecystokinin (CCK) was discovered in 1928 in jejunal extracts as a gallbladder contraction factor. It was later shown to be member of a peptide family, which are all ligands for the CCK1 and CCK2 receptors. CCK peptides are known to be synthetized in small intestinal endocrine I-cells and cerebral neurons. But in addition, CCK is expressed in several endocrine glands (pituitary cells, thyroid C-cells, pancreatic islets, the adrenals, and the testes); in peripheral nerves; in cortical and medullary kidney cells; in cardial myocytes; and in cells of the immune system...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445862/treatments-of-traumatic-neuropathic-pain-a-systematic-review
#9
Chenglun Yao, Xijie Zhou, Bin Zhao, Chao Sun, Keshav Poonit, Hede Yan
Traumatic neuropathic pain caused by traumatic neuroma has long been bothering both doctors and patients, the mechanisms of traumatic neuropathic pain are widely discussed by researchers and the treatment is challenging. Clinical treatment of painful neuroma is unclear. Numerous treatment modalities have been introduced by experts in this field. However, there is still no single standard recognized treatment.Different forms of treatments have been tested in animals and humans, but pharmacotherapies (antidepressants, antiepileptics) remain the basis of traumatic neuropathic pain management...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442857/influence-of-blood-flow-on-the-neuroma-formation-after-transposition-of-the-nerve-stump-into-vein-experimental-and-clinical-study
#10
Hossam El-Din Ali Ismail, Mohamed Ali Kasem, Fatma El-Hossiney Mostafa
We study the influence of blood flow on the neuroma formation after transposition of the nerve stump into a vein. A total of 30 rats were divided into two groups. In group (I), a 10-mm segment of the femoral vein was excluded from the blood stream. A venotomy was performed in the middle of this segment. The proximal nerve stump of femoral nerve was transposed into the lumen of the femoral vein via a venotomy and held with an epineural suture through the venous wall. In group (II), the same technique was used as in group (I) but without exclusion of the vein segment from blood flow...
April 2017: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441508/cyberknife-for-treatment-of-vestibular-schwannoma-a-meta-analysis
#11
Hossein Mahboubi, Ronald Sahyouni, Omid Moshtaghi, Kent Tadokoro, Yaser Ghavami, Kasra Ziai, Harrison W Lin, Hamid R Djalilian
Objectives (1) Perform a meta-analysis of the available data on the outcomes of CyberKnife radiosurgery for treatment of vestibular schwannomas (VSs) in the published English-language literature and (2) evaluate the collective outcomes of CyberKnife treatment with respect to tumor control and hearing preservation. Data Sources A thorough literature search of published English-language articles was performed in the PubMed, Ovid, and Cochrane databases. Review Methods A database search was conducted with the keywords "CyberKnife" and "vestibular schwannoma" or "acoustic neuroma...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439430/mistakes-in-ultrasound-diagnosis-of-superficial-lymph-nodes
#12
REVIEW
Ewa J Białek, Wiesław Jakubowski
The article discusses basic mistakes that can occur during ultrasound imaging of superficial lymph nodes. Ultrasound is the first imaging method used in the diseases of superficial organs and tissues, including lymph nodes. The causes of mistakes can be either dependent or independent of the performing physician. The first group of mistakes includes inappropriate interpretation of images of anatomical structures, while the latter group includes, among other things, similar ultrasound images of different pathologies...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430338/yap-taz-and-areg-expression-in-eighth-cranial-nerve-schwannoma
#13
Alessandro Martini, Gino Marioni, Elisabetta Zanoletti, Rocco Cappellesso, Roberto Stramare, Elena Fasanaro, Chiara Faccioli, Luciano Giacomelli, Luca Denaro, Domenico D'Avella, Antonio Mazzoni, Ambrogio Fassina
BACKGROUND: Although the diagnosis and treatment of eighth cranial nerve (VIII CN) schwannoma (acoustic neuroma) has improved over the years, no factors capable of predicting tumor growth have been identified as yet. This study is a preliminary investigation of the expression in sporadic VIII CN schwannomas of Yes-associated protein (YAP), transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ), and amphiregulin (AREG), a direct target gene of YAP and TAZ. The expression of YAP, TAZ and AREG was correlated with the volumetric dimensions of tumors on contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (ceMRI)...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394689/underlying-adenocarcinoma-of-the-lung-metastasizing-to-the-proximal-phalanx-of-the-foot-causing-complex-regional-pain-syndromea-case-report
#14
Sam Bazrafshan, Maria Pacheco, Julio C Ortiz
We report an unusual case of adenocarcinoma of the lung metastasizing to the proximal phalanx of the third digit in a 56-year-old woman with overlying complex regional pain syndrome. The patient was initially treated for neuroma, fracture, and neuropathic pain with no improvement over a 4-month period before presenting to the emergency department for left third digit pain. Radiographic imaging showed substantial osteopenia and mottling; magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated an aggressive lesion to the proximal phalanx...
March 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391530/validation-of-the-facial-dysfunction-domain-of-the-penn-acoustic-neuroma-quality-of-life-panqol-scale
#15
Wouter L Lodder, Guleed H Adan, Chung S Chean, Tristram H Lesser, Samuel C Leong
The objective of this study is to evaluate the strength of content validity within the facial dysfunction domain of the Penn Acoustic Neuroma Quality-of-Life (PANQOL) Scale and to compare how it correlates with a facial dysfunction-specific QOL instrument (Facial Clinimetric Evaluation, FaCE). The study design is online questionnaire survey. Members of the British Acoustic Neuroma Association received both PANQOL questionnaires and the FaCE scale. 158 respondents with self-identified facial paralysis or dysfunction had completed PANQOL and FaCE data sets for analysis...
April 8, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371358/hearing-optimization-in-neurofibromatosis-type-2-a-systematic-review
#16
Simon Kingsley Wickham Lloyd, Andrew Thomas King, Scott Alexander Rutherford, Charlotte Lucy Hammerbeck-Ward, Simon Richard MacKenzie Freeman, Deborah Jane Mawman, Martin O'Driscoll, Dafydd Gareth Evans
BACKGROUND: It is common for patients with Neurofibromatosis type 2 to develop bilateral profound hearing loss hearing loss and this is one of the main determinants of quality of life in this patient group. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review was to review the current literature regarding hearing outcomes of treatments for vestibular schwannomas in neurofibromatosis type 2 including conservative and medical management, radiotherapy, hearing preservation surgery and auditory implantation in order to determine the most effective way of preserving or rehabilitating hearing Search Strategy: A MESH search in PubMed using search terms (("Neurofibromatosis 2"[Mesh]) AND "Neuroma, Acoustic"[Mesh]) AND "Hearing Loss"[Mesh] was performed...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362891/the-response-of-cystic-acoustic-neuromas-to-radiosurgery
#17
L Dade Lunsford, Gregory Bowden
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344537/intravenous-glomus-tumor-masquerading-as-lateral-antebrachial-cutaneous-neuroma
#18
Harvey Chim, Husain Al-Qattan, Herbert Valencia, Carole Brathwaite, Andrew Price, John A I Grossman
Background: Intravenous glomus tumors are extremely rare. Methods: We report a patient with an intravenous glomus tumor within a venous aneurysm misdiagnosed as a neuroma of the lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve, based on clinical exam, electrodiagnostic studies, and findings on a magnetic resonance imaging neurogram. Results: After surgical resection, the patient's symptoms, including pain and localized hypersensitivity, totally resolved. Conclusions: This case illustrates 2 important points. First, unlike extradigital glomus tumors, magnetic resonance imaging is not reliable in diagnosing intravenous glomus tumors...
March 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343920/impact-of-insurance-status-and-race-on-receipt-of-treatment-for-acoustic-neuroma-a-national-cancer-database-analysis
#19
Shearwood McClelland, Ellen Kim, James D Murphy, Jerry J Jaboin
Acoustic neuroma (AN) management involves surgery, radiation, or observation. Previous studies have demonstrated that patient race and insurance status impact in-hospital morbidity/mortality following surgery; however the nationwide impact of these demographics on the receipt of each treatment modality has not been examined. The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) from 2004 to 2013 identified AN patients. Multivariate analysis adjusted for several variables within each treatment modality, including patient age, race, sex, income, primary payer for care, tumor size, and medical comorbidities...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328632/use-of-processed-nerve-allografts-to-repair-nerve-injuries-greater-than-25-mm-in-the-hand
#20
Brian Rinker, Jozef Zoldos, Renata V Weber, Jason Ko, Wesley Thayer, Jeffrey Greenberg, Fraser J Leversedge, Bauback Safa, Gregory Buncke
Processed nerve allografts (PNAs) have been demonstrated to have improved clinical results compared with hollow conduits for reconstruction of digital nerve gaps less than 25 mm; however, the use of PNAs for longer gaps warrants further clinical investigation. Long nerve gaps have been traditionally hard to study because of low incidence. The advent of the RANGER registry, a large, institutional review board-approved, active database for PNA (Avance Nerve Graft; AxoGen, Inc, Alachua, FL) has allowed evaluation of lower incidence subsets...
June 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
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