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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919233/craniospinal-germinomas-in-a-patient-with-down-syndrome-successfully-treated-with-standard-dose-chemotherapy-and-craniospinal-irradiation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yohei Miyake, Jun-Ichi Adachi, Tomonari Suzuki, Kazuhiko Mishima, Atsushi Sasaki, Ryo Nishikawa
BACKGROUND: Patients with Down syndrome (DS) are more likely to develop chemotherapy-related complications. The standard treatment for these patients with cancers has not yet been established, and the risks of standard chemotherapy are unclear. In this paper, a rare case of multiple craniospinal germinomas in a patient with DS, which was successfully treated with standard-dose chemotherapy combined with craniospinal irradiation is reported. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors report a case of multiple craniospinal germinomas in a DS patient who presented with bilateral oculomotor and facial nerve palsy and hearing loss...
September 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918071/the-masseteric-nerve-an-anatomical-study-in-thai-population-with-an-emphasis-on-its-use-in-facial-reanimation
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Apichai Angspatt, Chirayu Pannanusorn
BACKGROUND: The use of the masseteric nerve has been escalated as a donor nerve for facial reanimation in facial palsy patient (Wang et al., 2014; Manktelow et al., 2006; Klebuc, 2011; Bianchi et al., 2012; Zuker et al., 2000; Bae et al., 2006; Terzis, Konofaos, 2013; Terzis, Olivares, 2009; Bianchi et al., 2014). Previous studies had been done in Euro-Caucasian cadavers (Kaya et al., 2014). However, difference in anatomical details does exist between Asian and Euro-Caucasian population (Tzou et al...
September 13, 2017: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916909/-idiopathic-cranial-nerve-failure
#3
P Urban
Cranial nerve lesions require a thorough diagnostic work-up and known etiologies have to be excluded before the term idiopathic can be considered. The focus of the present review is on idiopathic peripheral facial nerve paralysis (Bell's palsy) for which this terminology has been established. For all other cranial nerve lesions the typical clinical signs, established etiologies and possible diagnostic pitfalls are discussed.
September 15, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913308/new-treatment-in-facial-nerve-palsy-caused-by-sagittal-split-ramus-osteotomy-of-mandible
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Jin Hoon Lee, Kyung Ah Lee
A 25-years-old woman with mandibular prognathism underwent a mandibular setback by way of mandibular sagittal split ramus osteotomy (MSSRO). After 2 days of operation, she developed difficulty of closing her right eye. The blink reflex test and motor nerve conduction study of the right orbicularis oris muscle were revealed right facial neuropathy of unknown origin and House-Brackmann facial nerve grading system (HBFNGS) grade V. For treatment, we initially prescribed oral prednisolone and nimodipine including physical therapy...
March 2017: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905145/brainstem-herniation-into-the-internal-acoustic-canal-secondary-to-hydrocephalus-in-context-of-spontaneous-cerebrospinal-fluid-otorrhea-report-of-a-novel-entity
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Cristian Gragnaniello, John S Myseros, Reza Taheri, Ashkan Monfared
INTRODUCTION AND CLINICAL PRESENTATION: The authors report a case of a 5-year-old boy presenting with vision loss, right-sided hearing loss, and facial paralysis secondary to hydrocephalus causing brainstem herniation into the internal auditory canal (IAC) following cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) otorrhea. MANAGEMENT AND OUTCOME: After placement of a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt (VP shunt), the vision and facial palsy improved whilst hearing loss persisted. Imaging demonstrated partial reduction of the herniated brainstem and resolution of hydrocephalus...
September 13, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904575/facial-palsy-in-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-an-atypical-case-in-a-young-girl
#6
Ayşe Kartal
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a rare and potentially life-threating cause of stroke. A number of etiologies and risk factors for CVT have been identified so far. These include head trauma, local and systemic infectious diseases, malignancies, autoimmune diseases, and oral contraceptive use. The most common clinical symptoms are headache and changes in consciousness. Cranial nerve palsy in CVT is uncommon, and there are very few reports of facial nerve palsy. This case report highlights an atypical manifestation in a CVT patient, who presented with peripheral facial palsy...
April 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903524/pediatric-dental-clinic-associated-outbreak-of-mycobacterium-abscessus-infection
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Lindsay A Hatzenbuehler, Melissa Tobin-D'Angelo, Cherie Drenzek, Gianna Peralta, Lisa C Cranmer, Evan J Anderson, Sarah S Milla, Shelly Abramowicz, Jumi Yi, Joseph Hilinski, Roy Rajan, Matthew K Whitley, Verlia Gower, Frank Berkowitz, Craig A Shapiro, Joseph K Williams, Paula Harmon, Andi L Shane
Background: Mycobacterium abscessus is an uncommon cause of invasive odontogenic infection. Methods: M abscessus-associated odontogenic infections occurred in a group of children after they each underwent a pulpotomy. A probable case-child was defined as a child with facial or neck swelling and biopsy-confirmed granulomatous inflammation after a pulpotomy between October 1, 2013, and September 30, 2015. M abscessus was isolated by culture in confirmed case-children...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890042/guillain-barre-syndrome-in-the-elderly-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-india
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M Nagappa, W Rahul, S Sinha, P S Bindu, P S Mathuranath, S Rao, S Periyavan, G S Umamaheshwara Rao, A B Taly
Age influences incidence and prognosis of Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS), common cause of ascending areflexic quadriparesis. Dedicated studies on elderly GBS are infrequent. This study aimed to describe clinical features and outcome at hospital-discharge in patients aged≥60years with GBS. Medical records of 70 elderly GBS over 15years were analysed. Mean symptom-duration was 5.78±4.5days and onset-to-peak 5.14±4.4days. Antecedent events preceded GBS by 8.07±9.9days and included: fever (n=19), respiratory infection (n=6), and gastroenteritis (n=5)...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885211/postoperative-control-of-functional-muscle-flaps-for-facial-palsy-reconstruction-ultrasound-guided-tissue-monitoring-using-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-and-ultrasound-elastography
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A Kehrer, V Mandlik, C Taeger, S Geis, L Prantl, E M Jung
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Facial paralysis causes excruciating impairments including facial asymmetry, limited eye closure, oral incontinence and social dysfunction. Modern plastic surgical reconstructions render favorable results with well-perfused dynamic muscle flaps. Post-operative tissue monitoring is a critical determinant for success. Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) and elastography have proven superior properties to evaluate tissue perfusion in various organs. We evaluated their role for functional muscle flaps positioned at the sub-skin level in facial palsy patients...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882498/reproducibility-of-the-dynamics-of-facial-expressions-in-unilateral-facial-palsy
#10
M A Alagha, X Ju, S Morley, A Ayoub
The aim of this study was to assess the reproducibility of non-verbal facial expressions in unilateral facial paralysis using dynamic four-dimensional (4D) imaging. The Di4D system was used to record five facial expressions of 20 adult patients. The system captured 60 three-dimensional (3D) images per second; each facial expression took 3-4seconds which was recorded in real time. Thus a set of 180 3D facial images was generated for each expression. The procedure was repeated after 30min to assess the reproducibility of the expressions...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878610/a-novel-loss-of-function-mutation-in-hoxb1-associated-with-autosomal-recessive-hereditary-congenital-facial-palsy-in-a-large-iranian-family
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Mohammad Yahya Vahidi Mehrjardi, Reza Maroofian, Seyed M Kalantar, Mojtaba Jaafarinia, John Chilton, Mohammadreza Dehghani
Hereditary congenital facial palsy (HCFP) is a rare congenital cranial dysinnervation disorder, recognisable by non-progressive isolated facial nerve palsy (cranial nerve VII). It is caused by developmental abnormalities of the facial nerve nucleus and its nerve. So far, 4 homozygous mutations have been identified in 5 unrelated families (12 patients) with HCFP worldwide. In this study, a large Iranian consanguineous kindred with 5 members affected by HCFP underwent thorough clinical and genetic evaluation...
August 2017: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872509/mandibular-condylar-fractures-in-children-morphofunctional-results-after-treatment-with-external-fixation
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Piero Cascone, Marco Marra Marcozzi, Valerio Ramieri, Giulio Bosco, Valentino Vellone, Fabrizio Spallaccia
Best treatment for paediatric patients with mandibular condylar fractures is still debated, and many approaches have been proposed. Closed treatment is the most used, but there is evidence showing long-term problems in patients with dislocated fractures. On the other hand, there are concerns on surgical treatment with open reduction internal fixation, particularly on the implanted hardware during growth. The aim of this study is to evaluate the long-term outcomes of paediatric patients treated surgically with external fixation...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871583/efficacy-of-tape-feedback-therapy-on-synkinesis-following-severe-peripheral-facial-nerve-palsy
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Takashi Kasahara, Saori Ikeda, Ayaka Sugimoto, Shinji Sugawara, Yuji Koyama, Minoru Toyokura, Yoshihisa Masakado
BACKGROUND: Mirror feedback rehabilitation is effective in preventing the development of oro-ocular synkinesis following severe facial palsy. However, we do not have effective maneuvers to prevent the deterioration of oculo-oral synkinesis. We developed a new method of biofeedback rehabilitation using tape for the prevention of oculo-oral synkinesis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of taping feedback rehabilitation. METHODS: Twelve consecutive patients with peripheral facial nerve palsy who developed synkinesis were divided into 2 groups...
September 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868153/role-for-2d-image-generated-3d-face-models-in-the-rehabilitation-of-facial-palsy
#14
Gary Storey, Richard Jiang, Ahmed Bouridane
The outcome for patients diagnosed with facial palsy has been shown to be linked to rehabilitation. Dense 3D morphable models have been shown within the computer vision to create accurate representations of human faces even from single 2D images. This has the potential to provide feedback to both the patient and medical expert dealing with the rehabilitation plan. It is proposed that a framework for the creation and measuring of patient facial movement consisting of a hybrid 2D facial landmark fitting technique which shows better accuracy in testing than current methods and 3D model fitting...
August 2017: Healthcare Technology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864702/design-and-validation-of-a-clinical-scale-for-prehospital-stroke-recognition-severity-grading-and-prediction-of-large-vessel-occlusion-the-shortened-nih-stroke-scale-for-emergency-medical-services
#15
Jan Christoph Purrucker, Florian Härtig, Hardy Richter, Andreas Engelbrecht, Johannes Hartmann, Jonas Auer, Christian Hametner, Erik Popp, Peter Arthur Ringleb, Simon Nagel, Sven Poli
OBJECTIVE: To develop an NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS)-compatible, all-in-one scale for rapid and comprehensive prehospital stroke assessment including stroke recognition, severity grading and progression monitoring as well as prediction of large vessel occlusion (LVO). METHODS: Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel and stroke physicians (n=326) rated each item of the NIHSS regarding suitability for prehospital use; best rated items were included. Stroke recognition was evaluated retrospectively in 689 consecutive patients with acute stroke or stroke mimics, prediction of LVO in 741 consecutive patients with ischaemic stroke with acute vessel imaging independent of admission NIHSS score...
September 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863110/relative-location-of-fundus-meatus-acustici-interni-via-porus-acusticus-internus-in-facial-nerve-decompression
#16
Xu Liu, Haodong Wang, Kailiang Cheng, Youqiong Li
Facial neural edema is the pathophysiological base of Bell's palsy. The middle cranial fossa approach is used to relieve the oppression of facial nerve at its most narrow course in the facial canal. In this research, the authors mainly discussed the internal auditory canal segment of facial nerve, completely in the shadow of the bony structure, which is inconvenient for transmastoid decompression. Therefore, the objective was to explore the definite position of the fundus meatus acustici interni from internal acoustic pore...
September 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862543/delayed-facial-palsy-after-microvascular-decompression-for-hemifacial-spasm-friend-or-foe
#17
Jae Meen Lee, Hye Ran Park, Young Doo Choi, Sung Min Kim, Beomseok Jeon, Han-Joon Kim, Dong Gyu Kim, Sun Ha Paek
OBJECTIVE The authors investigated the incidence, clinical course, and predisposing factors associated with delayed facial palsy (DFP) following microvascular decompression (MVD). METHODS The authors reviewed the records of 310 patients (311 cases) who were followed after MVD for hemifacial spasm (HFS). Of these patients, 45 (14.5%) developed DFP after MVD. The clinical characteristics and predisposing factors of the patients with HFS were investigated to identify prognostic factors that predicted the development of DFP after MVD...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862257/outcomes-of-lower-eyelid-retractor-recession-and-lateral-horn-lysis-in-lower-eyelid-elevation-for-facial-nerve-palsy
#18
P Tan, J Wong, W F Siah, R Malhotra
PurposeTo report outcomes and complications of lower eyelid retractor recession and lateral horn lysis (RR) for lower eyelid elevation in patients with facial nerve palsy (FNP).Patients and methodsRetrospective review. Patients with FNP undergoing RR alone (group 1) or with adjunctive procedures (canthal suspension-group 2, tarsorrhaphy-group 3, and full-thickness skin graft-group 4) during a 5-year period were included. Patient demographics, lagophthalmos, occurrence of eyelid malpositions, recurrent retraction, and repeat procedures were noted from medical records...
September 1, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859668/cerebrospinal-fluid-cxcl13-as-a-diagnostic-marker-of-neuroborreliosis-in-children-a-retrospective-case-control-study
#19
M M Remy, N Schöbi, L Kottanattu, S Pfister, A Duppenthaler, F Suter-Riniker
BACKGROUND: Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB) is a frequent manifestation of Lyme disease in children and its current diagnosis has limitations. The elevation of the chemokine CXCL13 in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of adult patients with LNB has been demonstrated and suggested as a new diagnostic marker. Our aim was to evaluate this marker in the CSF of children with suspected LNB and to determine a CXCL13 cut-off concentration that would discriminate between LNB and other central nervous system (CNS) infections...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839425/ramsay-hunt-syndrome-a-diagnostic-challenge-for-general-dental-practitioners
#20
Gautham Singh, V Subhalakshmi, S Balasubramanian, Madhvika Patidar, Kranti Kiran Reddy Ealla
Ramsay hunt syndrome is not just a syndrome but it's rather an infectious disease caused by reactivation of latent varicella-zoster virus in geniculate ganglion. This was first explained by J. Ramsay Hunt as a triad of complications like otalgia, mucosal and cutaneous rashes with or without trigeminal facial palsy. The facial palsy can occur with characteristic vesicles along the path of nerve. We present a case of Ramsay Hunt syndrome in a 48-year-old male. The unilateral pattern of facial involvement and presence of vesicles assisted us for early diagnosis, distinguishing the syndrome with diseases mimicking other severe neurological illnesses and prompt treatment...
April 2017: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
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