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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797173/sphenoid-sinus-barotrauma-in-diving-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#1
Jochen D Schipke, Sinclair Cleveland, Markus Drees
About 50% of scuba divers have suffered from barotrauma of the ears and about one-third from barotrauma of paranasal sinuses. The sphenoid sinuses are rarely involved. Vital structures, as internal carotid artery and optic nerve, adjoin the sphenoid sinus. Thus, barotrauma could lead to serious neurologic disorders, including blindness. After searching the literature (Medline) and other sources (Internet), we present some cases of sphenoid sinus barotrauma, because these injuries may be underreported and misdiagnosed due to the lack of awareness and knowledge...
August 10, 2017: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770205/fatal-mycotic-aneurysm-of-the-basilar-artery-caused-by-aspergillus-fumigatus-in-a-patient-with-pituitary-adenoma-and-meningitis
#2
Martin Winterholler, Roland Coras, Walter Geißdörfer, Rudolf Rammensee, Philipp Gölitz, Christian Bogdan, Roland Lang
Fungal infections of the central nervous system (CNS) frequently occur in immunosuppressed patients. Here, we describe the case of an immunocompetent 64-year-old man who presented with diplopia, right-sided hemiparesis, and a mild headache after cleaning and replacing nesting boxes of wild birds during the preceding months. Lumbar puncture revealed pleocytosis, elevated protein, and lactate levels in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Initial imaging showed ischemia in the left thalamus and an enlargement of the sellar region...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766959/pediatric-chronic-rhinosinusitis-management-in-rhinologists-and-pediatric-otolaryngologists
#3
Daniel M Beswick, Anna H Messner, Peter H Hwang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the management of pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis (PCRS) between members of the American Rhinologic Society (ARS) and the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO). STUDY DESIGN: Comparison of surveys. METHODS: A web-based survey was distributed to ASPO membership twice in September-October 2016. Data were compared to previously published data from ARS membership in March-April 2016. RESULTS: ASPO survey completion rate was 22%...
September 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758185/cystic-chordoma-of-cavernous-sinus
#4
Prashant Sathe, Amit Mahore, Aadil Chagla
Chordomas are the tumors commonly involving base of skull which are predominantly solid in consistency. A cystic chordoma of cavernous sinus is an extremely rare entity and has never been reported. We report a 26- year-old male presenting with gradually progressive right sided sixth nerve palsy and headache. Computerized tomography (CT) scan and Magnetic resonant imaging (MRI ) scan of brain showed a cystic lesion in right cavernous sinus.Patient was successfully treated using transnasal endoscopic trans-sphenoidal approach ...
June 14, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756096/endoscopic-contralateral-transmaxillary-approach-for-pterygoid-process-osteotomy-in-total-maxillectomy-a-technical-case-report
#5
Toyoyuki Hanazawa, Kazuki Yamasaki, Hideaki Chazono, Yoshitaka Okamoto
An approach for total maxillectomy with endoscopic transection of the pterygoid process via the contralateral maxillary sinus is described. In total maxillectomy, the resection of the pterygoid process of the sphenoid is a key step for successful resection. However, a conventional craniofacial approach requires extensive incision in the face, elevation of the lateral cheek flap. Even after elevation of the lateral cheek flap, visualization of this region is not good. An endoscopic approach through the contralateral maxillary sinus improved visualization of the pterygoid process, and osteotomy using a diamond-drilling bar was successfully performed...
July 26, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755036/a-pilot-study-for-segmentation-of-pharyngeal-and-sino-nasal-airway-subregions-by-automatic-contour-initialization
#6
Bala Chakravarthy Neelapu, Om Prakash Kharbanda, Viren Sardana, Abhishek Gupta, Srikanth Vasamsetti, Rajiv Balachandran, Shailendra Singh Rana, Harish Kumar Sardana
PURPOSE: The objective of the present study is to put forward a novel automatic segmentation algorithm to segment pharyngeal and sino-nasal airway subregions on 3D CBCT imaging datasets. METHODS: A fully automatic segmentation of sino-nasal and pharyngeal airway subregions was implemented in MATLAB programing environment. The novelty of the algorithm is automatic initialization of contours in upper airway subregions. The algorithm is based on boundary definitions of the human anatomy along with shape constraints with an automatic initialization of contours to develop a complete algorithm which has a potential to enhance utility at clinical level...
July 28, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749846/three-dimensional-radiologic-study-on-index-measurement-of-endonasal-endoscopic-optic-nerve-decompression
#7
Yao Zhao, Haobo Duan, Jianming Liu, Kailiang Cheng, Yingying Han, Youqiong Li
OBJECTIVE: To provide the radiologic basis for the clinical application of endonasal endoscopic optic nerve decompression (EEOND). METHODS: CTA images were used to observe the optic canal (OC) and related structures of 60 patients (120 sides) with normal nasal, paranasal sinuses, OC, and other related structures. RESULTS: Optic canal could be classified as: the canal (10 sides, 8.33%), the semicanal (25 sides, 20.83%), the impression (49 sides, 40...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739401/a-review-of-nasal-paranasal-and-skull-base-tumors-invading-the-orbit
#8
REVIEW
Morten Jørgensen, Steffen Heegaard
Tumors that invade the orbit are uncommon. The majority are meningiomas arising from the sphenoid ridge (66 %). Others are bone and cartilage tumors arising from the surrounding bones surrounding the orbit, pituitary adenomas, and epithelial tumors arising from the paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity. Meningiomas occur more often in females, whereas epithelial tumors have a predilection for males. Meningiomas and epithelial tumors typically present in the sixth decade of life, whereas bone tumors tend to affect individuals in their third decade of life...
July 21, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736351/intraoperative-ultrasound-in-patients-undergoing-transsphoidal-surgery-for-pituitary-adenoma-a-systematic-review
#9
REVIEW
Hani J Marcus, Tom Vercauteren, Sebastien Ourselin, Neil L Dorward
BACKGROUND: Transsphenoidal surgery is the gold standard for pituitary adenoma resection. However, despite advances in microsurgical and endoscopic techniques, some pituitary adenomas can be challenging to cure. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether, in patients undergoing transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenoma, intraoperative ultrasound is a safe and effective technological adjunct. METHODS: The PubMed database was searched between January 1996 and January 2016 to identify relevant publications that (1) featured patients undergoing transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenoma, (2) used intraoperative ultrasound, and (3) reported on safety or effectiveness...
July 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735137/endonasal-operative-corridor-expansion-by-sphenoidal-pneumosinus-dilatans-in-tuberculum-sellae-meningiomas
#10
Amol Raheja, Michael Karsy, Ilyas Eli, Jian Guan, William T Couldwell
A retrospective cohort study of patients with tuberculum sellae meningioma (TSM)-associated sphenoidal pneumosinus dilatans (PSD) over a recent epoch was evaluated using a propensity-matched morphometric analysis. A total of 38 patients with TSM and sphenoidal PSD were identified and matched by age and sex to 32 patients without tumors (controls). Overall, no significant difference between test and control groups was noted in sphenoid sinus size or other parameters; however, significantly greater mean distance from the posterior margin of the planum sphenoidale to the diaphragma sella (0...
July 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729182/correlation-of-quantitative-mr-imaging-findings-with-symptoms-in-patients-with-incidentally-detected-inflammatory-sinonasal-disease
#11
O Kilickesmez, O Onerci Celebi, M Yalcinkaya, A R Gokduman, Y Karagoz, O Yigit
PURPOSE: To assess the relationships between mucosal thickness, T1-weighted, T2-weighted signals and restricted diffusion on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with the degree of symptoms in patients with incidentally detected inflammatory sinonasal disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Conventional and diffusion-weighted MRI of 100 patients with incidental sinonasal mucosal thickening were prospectively evaluated. There were 53 men and 47 women, with a mean age of 44.6 years±15...
July 17, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728241/-petrous-bone-cholesteatoma-surgery-approach-and-outcomes
#12
R Y Wang, W J Han, T Zhang, W D Shen, J Liu, P Dai, S M Yang, D Y Han
Objective: To investigate the choice of surgical approach of petrous bone cholesteatoma (PBC)and surgical outcomes. Methods: A retrospective study was performed on 90 patients diagnosed and treated for PBC from January 2000 to December 2014 by the Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital otolaryngologists. According to Sanna's classification, 40 out of the 90 cases were supralabyrinthine, five infralabyrinthine, four infralabyrinthine-apical, 25 massive and 16 apical. Five cases underwent transmastoid and retrolabyrinthine approach, translabyrinthine approach was performed on six patients, 19 cases underwent subtotal petrosectomy, seven cases underwent transotic approach, 41 cases underwent middle fossa approach, combined transmastoid/middle fossa approach was performed on 11 cases, translabyrinthine and sphenoid sinus approach were performed on one case...
July 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725517/preoperative-embolization-for-skull-base-meningiomas
#13
Kensuke Suzuki, Masaya Nagaishi, Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, Yoshiko Fujii, Yuki Inoue, Yoshiki Sugiura, Koji Hirata, Ryotaro Suzuki, Yosuke Kawamura, Ryuta Nakae, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Akio Hyodo
The results of preoperative embolization for skull base meningiomas were retrospectively evaluated to confirm the efficacy of this procedure. Skull base meningiomas that were treated with preoperative embolization were evaluated in 20 patients. The occluded arteries, embolic materials, treatment time, excision rate, neurologic manifestations, and complications were analyzed. The embolic material was 80% liquid, 30% coils, and 15% particles. The surgery was normally completed within 3 to 5 hours. Blood loss was normally approximately 250 mL, excluding four patients having the following conditions: malignant meningioma, a large tumor located on the medial side of the sphenoidal ridge, the petroclival tumor, and infiltrated tumor into the sigmoid sinus...
August 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721221/pasireotide-successful-treatment-of-a-sparsely-granulated-tumour-in-a-resistant-case-of-acromegaly
#14
W K M G Amarawardena, K D Liyanarachchi, J D C Newell-Price, R J M Ross, D Iacovazzo, M Debono
The granulation pattern of somatotroph adenomas is well known to be associated with differing clinical and biochemical characteristics, and it has been shown that sparsely granulated tumours respond poorly to commonly used somatostatin receptor ligands (SRLs). We report a challenging case of acromegaly with a sparsely granulated tumour resistant to multiple modalities of treatment, ultimately achieving biochemical control with pasireotide. A 26-year-old lady presented with classical features of acromegaly, which was confirmed by an oral glucose tolerance test...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721218/spontaneous-reossification-of-the-sella-in-transsphenoidal-reoperation-associated-with-strontium-ranelate
#15
Maria Mercedes Pineyro, Daiana Arrestia, Mariana Elhordoy, Ramiro Lima, Saul Wajskopf, Raul Pisabarro, Maria Pilar Serra
Spontaneous reossification of the sellar floor after transsphenoidal surgery has been rarely reported. Strontium ranelate, a divalent strontium salt, has been shown to increase bone formation, increasing osteoblast activity. We describe an unusual case of a young patient with Cushing's disease who was treated with strontium ranelate for low bone mass who experienced spontaneous sellar reossification after transsphenoidal surgery. A 21-year-old male presented with Cushing's features. His past medical history included delayed puberty diagnosed at 16 years, treated with testosterone for 3 years without further work-up...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717092/cerebrospinal-fluid-rhinorrhea-and-subsequent-bacterial-meningitis-due-to-an-atypical-clival-fracture
#16
Rie Tohge, Makio Takahashi
Cases of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea due to clival fracture are rare. We present a case of bacterial meningitis with CSF rhinorrhea after a clival fracture. Heavily T2-weighted images showed a bone flap in the thinned clivus and fluid collection in the sphenoid sinus. CSF rhinorrhea developed at 1 month after mild trauma. The fracture may have been caused by the trauma and/or by the pressure gradient between the intracranial CSF space and the sphenoid sinus. A detailed history to identify trauma and an examination to detect bone defects in the skull base are necessary when patients present with bacterial meningitis and persistent rhinorrhea...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711543/clival-defect-with-primary-csf-rhinorrhea-a-very-rare-presentation-with-challenging-management
#17
Sheikh Asad, Jens Peters-Willke, Warwick Brennan, Saima Asad
Primary spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea due to clival defect is an extremely rare presentation and only six cases have been reported in the literature so far(17). We present a unique case of a 64-year-old lady who presented with 2 years history of ongoing CSF rhinorrhea. She had similar episode at the age of 40 and suffered from meningitis. She had MRI, CT cisternogram as well as CT of brain and that showed clival defect with CSF leak into the sphenoid sinus. She underwent trans-sphenoidal repair of the clival defect with concurrent lumbar drain insertion for CSF drainage...
July 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707807/accuracy-of-computer-assisted-navigation-significant-augmentation-by-facial-recognition-software
#18
Jordan T Glicksman, Christine Reger, Arjun K Parasher, David W Kennedy
BACKGROUND: Over the past 20 years, image guidance navigation has been used with increasing frequency as an adjunct during sinus and skull base surgery. These devices commonly utilize surface registration, where varying pressure of the registration probe and loss of contact with the face during the skin tracing process can lead to registration inaccuracies, and the number of registration points incorporated is necessarily limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of novel facial recognition software for image guidance registration...
July 14, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700740/navigation-accuracy-after-automatic-and-hybrid-surface-registration-in-sinus-and-skull-base-surgery
#19
Tanja Daniela Grauvogel, Paul Engelskirchen, Wiebke Semper-Hogg, Juergen Grauvogel, Roland Laszig
OBJECTIVE: Computer-aided-surgery in ENT surgery is mainly used for sinus surgery but navigation accuracy still reaches its limits for skull base procedures. Knowledge of navigation accuracy in distinct anatomical regions is therefore mandatory. This study examined whether navigation accuracy can be improved in specific anatomical localizations by using hybrid registration technique. STUDY DESIGN: Experimental phantom study. SETTING: Operating room...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669965/-clinical-features-of-advanced-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-in-the-nasal-cavity-and-paranasal-sinuses-analysis-of-21-cases
#20
Hui-Gang Wang, Cong-Xiang Shen, Fang Chen, Guan-Xue Li, Xiao-Qi Wang, Zhong Wen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical characteristics, treatment and prognosis of advanced adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. METHODS: Twenty-one patients with advanced ACC in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses were treated in our department between February, 2007 and May, 2016. The clinical manifestations, T-stage, N-status, treatment, histological grade, recurrence and distant metastasis of the tumors were analyzed. Univariate survival analysis was performed with Kaplan-Meier method and Log-rank test, and the factors affecting the prognosis of the patients were explored using multivariate analysis with Cox proportional hazard model...
June 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
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