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Sphenoid sinus

Chai Kobkitsuksakul, Pakorn Jiarakongmun, Ekachat Chanthanaphak, Sirintara Pongpech
PURPOSE: The classic symptoms and signs of carotid cavernous sinus fistula or cavernous sinus dural arteriovenous fistula (AVF) consist of eye redness, exophthalmos, and gaze abnormality. The angiography findings typically consist of arteriovenous shunt at cavernous sinüs with ophthalmic venous drainage with or without cortical venous reflux. In rare circumstances, the shunts are localized outside the cavernous sinus, but mimic symptoms and radiography of the cavernous shunt. We would like to present the other locations of the arteriovenous shunt, which mimic the clinical presentation of carotid cavernous fistulae, and analyze venous drainages...
October 21, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
Rolfe M Radcliffe, Yasmine Messiaen, Nita L Irby, Thomas J Divers, Curtis W Dewey, Katharyn J Mitchell, Lauren V Schnabel, Abraham J Bezuidenhout, Peter V Scrivani, Norm G Ducharme
OBJECTIVE: To report a transnasal, endoscopically guided ventral surgical approach for accessing the cranial and caudal segments of the sphenopalatine sinus for mass removal in a horse. STUDY DESIGN: Case report. ANIMAL: Adult horse with acute onset blindness referable to a soft tissue mass within the sphenopalatine sinus. CLINICAL REPORT: A 7-year-old Warmblood gelding presented with a history of running into a fence and falling...
October 12, 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
Daniele Starnoni, Roy Thomas Daniel, Mercy George, Mahmoud Messerer
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous meningoencephaloceles of the lateral sphenoid sinus are rare entities and their peculiar location represent a surgical challenge due to the importance of a wide exposure and skull base reconstruction. They are thought to arise from congenital base defect of the lateral sphenoid or in some cases have been postulated to represent a rare manifestation of altered CSF dynamics. We report the first case in literature of a Chiari malformation type I and a lateral sphenoid encephaloceles revising the theoretical etiology and surgical technique of endoscopic repair...
October 8, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Giorgio Spatola, Laura Frosio, Marco Losa, Antonella Del Vecchio, Martina Piloni, Pietro Mortini
BACKGROUND: Gamma knife radiosurgery is an effective and safe treatment modality in the management of pituitary adenomas. Internal carotid occlusion is a rare but possible complication of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for lesions within the cavernous sinus. AIM: To stress the importance of considering the Internal carotid artery as an organ at risk in cavernous sinus invading adenomas and reduce the dose delivered to this structure whenever possible. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report two cases of asymptomatic occlusion of the intracavernous segment of the internal carotid artery seven years after treatment in acromegalic patients...
November 2016: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
Stefan Linsler, Sebastian Antes, Sebastian Senger, Joachim Oertel
OBJECTIVE: The safety of endoscopic skull base surgery can be enhanced by accurate navigation in preoperative computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Here, we report our initial experience of real-time intraoperative CT-guided navigation surgery for pituitary tumors in childhood. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We report the case of a 15-year-old girl with a huge growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma with supra- and perisellar extension. Furthermore, the skull base was infiltrated...
October 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Philip G Chen, Jae Murphy, Les M Alloju, Sam Boase, Peter-John Wormald
OBJECTIVES: Nasal irrigation is standard in the management of chronic rhinosinusitis both before and after surgical intervention. Numerous irrigation devices are commercially available. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of a handheld pulse irrigation device against the gold standard manual squeeze bottle after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). METHODS: Five cadaveric specimens were prepared with video visualization ports into each sinus. Endoscopic sinus surgery was performed on each cadaver from minimal to maximal dissection...
September 29, 2016: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
Sercan Gode, Huseyin Biceroglu, Goksel Turhal, Umut Erdogan, Murat S Ates, Isa Kaya, Erkin Ozgiray, Rasit Midilli, Bulent Karci
Endoscopic endonasal approach has been successfully used for the management of pituitary tumors; however, the loss of septal mucosa especially around sphenoethmoidal recess and posterior nasal septum might be a disadvantage of this technique. The aim of this study is to describe a variation of the endonasal approach, "double nasoseptal flap" technique in endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary surgery, and to evaluate its outcomes. The technique depends on fully harvested bigger nasoseptal flap on one side and smaller on the other...
September 28, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Afroze S Khan, Yiannis Pilavakis, Vincent Batty, Philip G Harries, Rami J Salib
Reports of congenital anomalies of the Eustachian Tube (ET) are scarce, and often associated with chromosomal abnormalities. We report a unique case of a completely bony left Eustachian tube which communicated with the sphenoid sinus. This report details these findings and discusses the potential embryological basis and implications of such an unusual anatomy, in the context of a comprehensive literature review.
September 21, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
William T O'Brien, Stefan Hamelin, Erik K Weitzel
Although functional endoscopic sinus surgery is an effective means of treating patients with recurrent and refractory sinusitis, the procedure is not without risk of serious surgical complications. Preoperative computed tomography (CT) affords radiologists the opportunity to prospectively identify anatomic variants that predispose patients to major surgical complications; however, these critical variants are not consistently evaluated or documented on preoperative imaging reports. The purpose of this review is to illustrate important anatomic variants and landmarks on the preoperative sinus CT with a focus on those that predispose patients to surgical complications...
October 2016: Radiology
Saleem I Abdulrauf, Ahmed M Ashour, Eric Marvin, Jeroen Coppens, Brian Kang, Tze Yu Yeh Hsieh, Breno Nery, Juan R Penanes, Aysha K Alsahlawi, Shawn Moore, Hussam Abou Al-Shaar, Joanna Kemp, Kanika Chawla, Nanthiya Sujijantarat, Alaa Najeeb, Nadeem Parkar, Vilaas Shetty, Tina Vafaie, Jastin Antisdel, Tony A Mikulec, Randall Edgell, Jonathan Lebovitz, Matt Pierson, Paulo Henrique Pires de Aguiar, Paula Buchanan, Angela Di Cosola, George Stevens
INTRODUCTION: Numerical classification systems for the internal carotid artery (ICA) are available, but modifications have added confusion to the numerical systems. Furthermore, previous classifications may not be applicable uniformly to microsurgical and endoscopic procedures. The purpose of this study was to develop a clinically useful classification system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed cadaver dissections of the ICA in 5 heads (10 sides) and evaluated 648 internal carotid arteries with computed tomography angiography...
July 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
Juliana Mayara Magalhães Oliveira, Maria Beatriz Carrazzone Cal Alonso, Maria José Albuquerque Pereira de Sousa E Tucunduva, Acácio Fuziy, Ana Carla Raphaelli Nahás Scocate, André Luiz Ferreira Costa
PURPOSE: The sphenoid sinus is the most inaccessible part of the face, being inside the sphenoid bone and closely related to numerous vital neural and vascular structures. The objective of this study was to analyze and evaluate the variation of anatomy and the volume of the sphenoid sinus using helical computed tomography and medical imaging software. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 47 helical CT scans of sinuses of male and female individuals aged 18-86 years were selected...
September 15, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
Vijay R Ramakrishnan, Sarah Gitomer, Jennifer M Kofonow, Charles E Robertson, Daniel N Frank
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a multifactorial inflammatory airway disorder in which bacteria are implicated in the initiation and/or sustenance of disease in some patients. The sinuses are colonized by bacteria even in health, and the potential for sinus-specific niches harboring unique microbial consortia raises questions for clinical and research investigation. The objective was to determine the degree to which resident upper airways microbiota differ between individuals and anatomic sites, in order to determine the optimal site of microbial sampling for study in CRS...
September 14, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
Do Hyun Kim, Yong-Kil Hong, Sin-Soo Jeun, Jae-Sung Park, Ki Hwan Jung, Soo Whan Kim, Jin Hee Cho, Yong Jin Park, Yun Jin Kang, Sung Won Kim
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical features of invagination of the sphenoid sinus mucosa (ISM) and compare them with other similar cases using a visual analog scale (VAS) to assess the various nasal symptoms and to discuss its clinical significance and means of prevention. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review at a tertiary referral center. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2015, 8 patients who had undergone EETSA surgery displayed postoperative ISM...
2016: PloS One
G Yang, Q Huang, Q Min, H Ruan, M Luo
Objective: This study aimed to compare three different surgery approaches for pituitary adenoma excision. Methods: A total of 162 patients underwent pituitary adenoma excision through the sphenoid sinus approach. Among patients, five underwent the sublabio-septo-sphenoidal approach (abbreviated as "sublabio approach"), seven underwent the sphenoid sinus approach and 150 underwent the nasal septum approach. Results: The operative cases that underwent the sublabio approach showed severe surgical trauma because of the complicated operation procedure...
October 14, 2015: West Indian Medical Journal
Murat Ulutas, Suat Boyacı, Akın Akakın, Türker Kılıç, Kaya Aksoy
BACKGROUND: Tumors of the middle fossa or cavernous sinus (CS), or intraorbital tumors, can penetrate each other through the superior orbital fissure (SOF) or neighboring tissue. These complicated pathologies are often treated with highly invasive surgical procedures. In this article, we demonstrate surgical anatomic dissections of the CS, SOF, orbital apex (OA), and dura mater extending to the periorbita from the middle fossa, by performing an epidural dissection via a lateral orbitotomy approach, and discuss findings that may provide guidance during surgery in these regions...
November 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Ya O Grusha, D S Ismailova, P A Kochetkov, S S Danilov
UNLABELLED: Precise instrument localization is of great importance in orbital decompression surgery. Different navigation systems were designed to fulfill this task and gained wide acceptance. AIM: to describe principal features and determine advantages of intraoperatively navigated orbital bony decompression. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data on orbital decompression surgery performed with or without intraoperative image guidance is presented. Each time two surgeons were involved - an ophthalmologist (lateral wall decompression) and otolaryngologist (medial wall decompression)...
July 2016: Vestnik Oftalmologii
Elçin Aydin, Mustafa Gök, Asım Esenkaya, Celal Çinar, İsmail Oran
AIM: We aimed to evaluate iatrogenic vascular injuries in craniocervical region and their endovascular management. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-one patients (nine women, twelve men) with a mean age of 53.6 (range 16-87 years), who underwent endovascular embolization for iatrogenic vascular injury in craniocervical region between December 2000 and October 2015 were included in this retrospective study. Types of iatrogenic injuries, etiologies that caused these injuries and details of endovascular managements were reported...
July 1, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
Daniel Rotariu, Alexandru Budu, Ziyad Faiyad, Ion Poeata
AIM: Evaluate the role and accuracy of the virtual endoscopy realized using commercially available software, OsiriX, as a method of planning of surgical interventions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The CTs of 22 patients with pituitary adenomas proposed for endoscopic approach were reconstructed using OsiriX. VE was performed prior surgery to assess the surgical corridor and particular anatomy. We have evaluated the following landmarks: inferior and middle turbinate, sphenoid ostia (SO), choanal arch (Ch), sphenoethmoidal recess (SER), sphenoid septa, sella turcica, carotid prominences and opticocarotid recesses (OCR)...
January 25, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
Mayara Tabai, Igor Moreira Hazboun, Emerson Taro Inoue Sakuma, Marcelo Hamilton Sampaio, Eulalia Sakano
Introduction. A range of traumatic, vascular, inflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic processes can affect the orbit and its structures. In the area of otolaryngology, the rhino-orbital-cerebral involvement of invasive fungal rhinosinusitis can affect the orbit, which may look like initially a rhinosinusitis or even mimic malignancy. Case Presentation. Female patient, 32 years old, with headache and ocular proptosis. She was using prednisone in immunosuppressive doses for a year and had breast cancer treated three years earlier...
2016: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar, Ari M Blitz, Fausto J Rodriguez, Masaru Ishii, Gary L Gallia
BACKGROUND: Craniopharyngiomas are uncommon benign locally aggressive epithelial tumors mostly located in the sellar and suprasellar regions. An infrasellar origin of these tumors is rare. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors report a 22-year-old male patient with a purely infrasellar adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma centered in the nasopharynx with extension into the posterior nasal septum, sphenoid sinus, and clivus. Gross total resection was achieved using an expanded endonasal endoscopic transethmoidal, transsphenoidal, transpterygoid, and transclival approach...
August 20, 2016: World Neurosurgery
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