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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108789/-surgical-indications-and-complications-management-in-vestibular-schwannoma
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S Rosahl, D Eßer
BACKGROUND: Recent surgical treatment concepts for patients with vestibular schwannoma (VS) require an interdisciplinary approach as well as recognition and mastering of complications. OBJECTIVE: This paper provides an overview of indications, as well as possible options for function preservation and management of complications in the surgical resection of these tumors. METHODS: Up-to-date treatment concepts and surgical indications were differentiated according to size and extent of tumors...
January 20, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108438/cephalic-tetanus-as-a-differential-diagnosis-of-facial-nerve-palsy
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Yuki Kotani, Kenji Kubo, Satoko Otsu, Toshihide Tsujimoto
Cephalic tetanus is defined as a combination of trismus and paralysis of one or more cranial nerves. Since it is a rare cause of facial nerve palsy, it is often overlooked as a differential diagnosis. We present the case of a 75-year-old man admitted to our emergency department with left facial nerve palsy, left ptosis and dysphagia 2 weeks after a head laceration. Soon after admission, he was orally intubated because of massive aspiration. A delayed diagnosis of cephalic tetanus was reached only when he was extubated and trismus and risus sardonicus were identified in addition to facial nerve palsy...
January 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107855/a-close-look-at-an-integrative-treatment-package-for-bell-s-palsy-in-korea
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Seung Min Kathy Lee, Suji Lee, Jun Hyeong Park, Jongbae J Park, Sanghoon Lee
OBJECTIVE: To provide an overview of the integrative treatment package for Bell's palsy provided at Kyung Hee University Korean Medicine Hospital (KHU KMH). SUMMARY: The Facial Palsy Center at KHU KMH has been providing integrative treatment for Bell's palsy patients during the past three decades. Within 72 h of symptom onset, corticosteroids are recommended but complementary treatment including acupuncture and herbal medicine can be used to help suppress inflammation and nerve degeneration...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104950/congenital-facial-nerve-aplasia-mr-depiction-of-a-rare-anomaly
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Ishan Kumar, Ashish Verma, Ritu Ojha, Priyanka Aggarwal
We report two infants presenting with unilateral congenital facial palsy since birth. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in both the cases revealed complete unilateral aplasia of facial nerve. To our knowledge, this is the first reported MR depiction of nonsyndromic isolated facial nerve aplasia. Imaging features and the pertinent anatomy is discussed along with a brief review of literature.
October 2016: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101027/bilateral-facial-nerve-paralysis-as-first-presentation-of-lung-cancer
#5
Shadi Hamouri, Duha Al Shorafat
Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis is rare, and its precise incidence is unknown. It is associated with a wide spectrum of solid and hematological malignancies. To complicate its diagnosis, the clinical presentation of leptomeningeal carcinomatosis can be variable. We report a case of a 38-year-old male with bilateral facial nerve paralysis as first presentation of lung adenocarcinoma. To our knowledge, this is the only case describing bilateral facial nerve palsy as the first and only manifestation of lung adenocarcinoma...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094160/a-case-of-generalized-lymphatic-anomaly-causing-skull-base-leakage-and-bacterial-meningitis
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Kenichi Suga, Aya Goji, Miki Inoue, Masami Kawahito, Masako Taki, Kazuhiro Mori
Generalized lymphatic anomaly is a multifocal lymphatic malformation that affects the skin, thoracic viscera, and bones. A 3year-old Japanese boy presented with right facial palsy due to cystic tumors in the ipsilateral petrous bone. Pericardial effusion had been found incidentally and generalized lymphatic anomaly had been diagnosed by pericardial biopsy. Petrous bone tumor had been followed up without surgery. At the age of seven he presented with fever and disturbance of consciousness, and bacterial meningitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae was diagnosed...
January 13, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077839/atypical-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-rare-neurological-manifestation-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Viki Kumar, Jaspinder Kaur, Pallavi Pothuri, Sahiba Bandagi
BACKGROUND Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune disorder of unknown etiology which can present at any age with symptoms of mucocutaneous, musculoskeletal, renal, central nervous system, and nonspecific clinical pictures making the disease a "master of mimicry". CASE REPORT A 53-year-old female, who was recently diagnosed with SLE, presented with right-sided sharp and electric shock-like facial pain starting at the side of her right nostril and traveling down the naso-labial fold and then back to the angle of the jaw, mostly in the region of V2-V3 distribution with no radiation beyond trigeminal distribution...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067972/single-innervated-segmented-vastus-lateralis-for-midfacial-reanimation-during-radical-parotidectomy
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Lauren Sh Chong, Timothy J Eviston, Bruce Ashford, Ardalan Ebrahami, Jonathan R Clark
BACKGROUND: Innervated free muscle transfer using the gracilis muscle or temporalis myoplasty has been successfully utilized for facial reanimation in chronic facial palsy. These techniques are less suited to immediate facial reconstruction in the setting of radical parotidectomy, in which the complexity of the defect, patient age, postoperative radiotherapy, and limited life expectancy pose particular challenges. METHODS: We present a novel description of the use of a chimeric anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap and innervated vastus lateralis to achieve midface static suspension and dynamic reanimation in the setting of radical parotidectomy...
January 9, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062188/a-comprehensive-analysis-and-immunobiology-of-autoimmune-neurological-syndromes-during-the-zika-virus-outbreak-in-c%C3%A3%C2%BAcuta-colombia
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Juan-Manuel Anaya, Yhojan Rodríguez, Diana M Monsalve, Daniel Vega, Ernesto Ojeda, Diana González-Bravo, Mónica Rodríguez-Jiménez, Carlos A Pinto-Díaz, Pablo Chaparro, María L Gunturiz, Aftab A Ansari, M Eric Gershwin, Nicolás Molano-González, Carolina Ramírez-Santana, Yeny Acosta-Ampudia
We have focused on the epidemiology and immunobiology of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection and factors associated with the development of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and other neurological syndromes in Cúcuta, the capital of North Santander department, Colombia. Data of patients with ZIKV disease reported to the national population-based surveillance system were used to calculate the basic reproduction number (R0) and the attack rates (ARs) as well as to develop epidemiological maps. Patients with neurological syndromes were contacted and their diagnoses were confirmed...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057072/microcystic-adnexal-carcinoma-mac-like-squamous-cell-carcinoma-as-a-differential-diagnosis-to-bell%C3%A2-s-palsy-review-of-guidelines-for-refractory-facial-nerve-palsy
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S K Mueller, H Iro, M Lell, F Seifert, C Bohr, C Scherl, A Agaimy, M Traxdorf
BACKGROUND: Bell´s palsy is the most common cause of facial paralysis worldwide and the most common disorder of the cranial nerves. It is a diagnosis of exclusion, accounting for 60-75% of all acquired peripheral facial nerve palsies. Our case shows the first case of a microcystic adnexal carcinoma-like squamous cell carcinoma as a cause of facial nerve palsy. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient, a 70-year-old Caucasian male, experienced subsequent functional impairment of the trigeminal and the glossopharyngeal nerve about 1½ years after refractory facial nerve palsy...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042016/spontaneous-intraventricular-hemorrhage-a-rare-presentation-of-a-skull-base-mesenchymal-chondrosarcoma
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Altaf Ali Laghari, Gohar Javed, Muhammad Faheem Khan, Syed Ijlal Ahmed, Karim Rizwan Nathani, Riyasat Ahmed
INTRODUCTION: Chondrosarcomas (CSA) are very rare malignant slow growing tumors which develop in or near the petroclival region of the brain. We report our experience of a very rare case in which the tumor originated from left petrous bone and induced intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) leading to an acute comatose presentation. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 28 year old male initially presented in outpatient department (OPD) with a 1 month history of headache, vomiting, vertigo and left facial numbness...
December 29, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028970/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-difficulties-in-carotid-body-paragangliomas-based-on-clinical-experience-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Karolina Dorobisz, Tadeusz Dorobisz, Hanna Temporale, Tomasz Zatoński, Marzena Kubacka, Mariusz Chabowski, Andrzej Dorobisz, Tomasz Kręcicki, Dariusz Janczak
BACKGROUND: Paragangliomas are rare neuroendocrine tumors, representing 0.03% of all tumors. Half of them develop in the head and neck, and among these 50% are sporadic cervical tumors. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to carry out an epidemiological and clinical analysis of paraganglioma patients diagnosed and treated at the authors' clinics between 1985 and 2014. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The medical data of 47 patients were analyzed. All the patients were qualified for surgery...
November 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025626/mandibular-canal-widening-and-bell-s-palsy-sequelae-of-perineural-invasion-in-oral-cancer
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Gopinath Thilak Parepady Sundar, Vishwanath Sherigar, Sameep S Shetty, Shree Satya, Sourabh M Gohil
Perineural invasion is an underrecognized route of metastatic spread along the nerve bundles within the nerve sheath into the surrounding tissues. It hinders the ability to establish local control as tumour cells can traverse along nerve tracts well beyond the extent of any local invasion rendering them inoperable and unresectable. Perineural invasion is a marker of poor prognosis. Oral submucous fibrosis with oral cancer constitutes a clinicopathologically distinct disease. Our case highlights an enigmatic presentation of oral submucous fibrosis and its coexistence with oral cancer presenting with unusual neurological disturbance of the inferior alveolar nerve and facial nerve and diffuse widening of the mandibular canal...
2016: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011121/temporal-bone-paragangliomas-15-years-experience
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Mehmet Düzlü, Hakan Tutar, Recep Karamert, Furkan Karaloğlu, Muammer Melih Şahin, Mehmet Göcek, Mehmet Birol Uğur, Nebil Göksu
INTRODUCTION: Temporal bone paragangliomas (TBPs) are benign tumors arising from neural crest cells located along the jugular bulbus and the tympanic plexus. In general surgical excision, radiotherapy and wait-and-scan protocols are the main management modalities for TBPs. OBJECTIVE: In this paper we aim to present our clinical experience with TBPs and to review literature data. METHODS: The patients who were operated for tympanomastoid paraganglioma (TMP) or tympanojugular paraganglioma (TJP) in our clinic in the last 15 years were enrolled in the study...
December 8, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006083/definitive-carbon-ion-radiotherapy-for-locally-advanced-parotid-gland-carcinomas
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Masashi Koto, Azusa Hasegawa, Ryo Takagi, Hiroaki Ikawa, Kensuke Naganawa, Jun-Etsu Mizoe, Keiichi Jingu, Hirohiko Tsujii, Hiroshi Tsuji, Tadashi Kamada, Yoshitaka Okamoto
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to present our evaluation of the safety and efficacy of carbon-ion radiotherapy (C-ion RT) for locally advanced parotid gland carcinomas. METHODS: Clinicopathological features and outcomes were evaluated in 46 patients receiving C-ion RT for parotid gland carcinomas. RESULTS: Sixteen patients had adenoid cystic carcinoma; 8 had adenocarcinoma, 8 had mucoepidermoid carcinoma, and 14 had other carcinomas...
December 22, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006048/test-retest-reliability-and-agreement-between-in-person-and-video-assessment-of-facial-mimetic-function-using-the-eface-facial-grading-system
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Caroline A Banks, Nate Jowett, Tessa A Hadlock
Importance: Use of a robust high-resolution instrument for grading of facial symmetry would enhance reporting the outcomes of facial reanimation interventions. The eFACE is one such tool. Objective: To determine test-retest reliability of the eFACE tool over time and agreement between eFACE assessments made in person vs those made using video of facial mimetic function. Design, Setting, and Participants: A prospective observational study was conducted among 75 consecutive patients with varying degrees of facial palsy who presented between July 1 and December 31, 2014, to an academic tertiary referral hospital...
December 22, 2016: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002243/smile-reanimation-after-unilateral-facial-palsy-by-lengthening-temporalis-myoplasty-objective-and-subjective-evaluation-on-25-cases
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Claire Foirest, Benjamin Granger, Peggy Gatignol, Isabelle Bernat, Yann Nguyen, Georges Lamas, Frederic Tankere
Comparison of functional results of Lengthening Temporalis Myoplasty (LTM) relies in current practice on subjective scales. The goal of this study was to define a simple, reproducible objective scale validated through a comparison with a subjective scale for smile symmetrization results after temporal muscle myoplasty.This retrospective study was conducted on 25 patients having an unilateral facial palsy and rehabilitated with LTM. Evaluation consisted in objectives measures (smile horizontal symmetry between left and right side dsmile vertical symmetry dV, and smile width on Healthy (Hs) and Paretic side (Ps) on pre- and postoperative photos...
December 19, 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999710/an-unusual-case-of-repeated-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-vestibular-schwannoma
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Saeed Banaama, Jacobus van Overbeeke, Yasin Temel
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic intratumoral hemorrhage (ITH) in vestibular schwannoma (VS) is rare. A repeated hemorrhage is, therefore, even more exceptional. Repeated ITH has been reported in four cases thus far in English literature. Here, we describe a patient with a Koos grade D VS who presented to our Skull Base team with repeated ITH and an unexpected disease course. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 76-year-old woman presented with hearing loss due to polycystic VS on the left side...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997448/the-retroauricular-approach-to-the-facial-nerve-trunk
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Jordan W Swanson, Jason W Yu, Jesse A Taylor, Stephen Kovach, Suhail Kanchwala, Laurent Lantieri
BACKGROUND: Exposure of the common trunk of the facial nerve has traditionally been approached based on principles of parotidectomy, which is associated with high rates of facial nerve palsy and landmarks that may be unreliable. On the basis of experience gained with vascularized composite allotransplantation of the face, the authors propose a retroauricular approach that may be more time-effective and safe. METHODS: In the proposed retroauricular facial nerve approach, an incision is made posterior to the ear in the retroauricular sulcus, and dissection proceeds anteriorly to the mastoid fascia to the base of the conchal bowl...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997063/investigation-of-arguments-against-properly-indicated-extracapsular-dissection-in-the-parotid-gland
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Konstantinos Mantsopoulos, Claudia Scherl, Heinrich Iro
BACKGROUND: The ideal extent of surgical intervention for benign parotid tumors remains a matter of controversy. The purpose of this study was to examine the existing arguments against extracapsular dissection and present our experience over the last 16 years. METHODS: A retrospective evaluation was carried out on the records of all patients who underwent extracapsular dissection for benign parotid tumors at a tertiary referral center between 2000 and 2015. RESULTS: A total of 1359 cases were included in the study...
December 20, 2016: Head & Neck
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