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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424010/olfactory-development-part-1-function-from-fetal-perception-to-adult-wine-tasting
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Harvey B Sarnat, Laura Flores-Sarnat, Xing-Chang Wei
Discrimination of odorous molecules in amniotic fluid occur after 30 weeks' gestation; fetuses exhibit differential responses to maternal diet. Olfactory reflexes enable reliable neonatal testing. Olfactory bulbs can be demonstrated reliably by MRI after 30 weeks' gestation, and their hypoplasia or aplasia also documented by late prenatal and postnatal MRI. Olfactory axons project from nasal epithelium to telencephalon before olfactory bulbs form. Fetal olfactory maturation remains incomplete at term for neuronal differentiation, synaptogenesis, myelination, and persistence of the transitory fetal ventricular recess...
May 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418820/case-241-hemiparkinsonism-hemiatrophy-spect-with-99m-tc-trodat-1-and-muscle-mr-imaging-abnormalities
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Thiago Cardoso Vale, Flávia Cristina de Lima Pinto, José Luiz Pedroso, Marília Alves Dos Reis, Ilza Rosa Batista, Rodrigo Affonseca Bressan, René Leandro Magalhães Rivero, Renato Adam Mendonça, Orlando G Barsottini
History A 43-year-old right-handed man presented with a history of progressive mild left-sided weakness and slowness of movements. Symptoms began 4 years earlier, and the patient noticed a progressive decline in his daily routine due to gait difficulties in the past year. There was no history of head trauma, surgery, drug therapy, smoking, or alcohol abuse, nor was there any relevant family history. Examination revealed normal cognition (29 of 30 points on the Mini-Mental State Examination and 27 of 30 points on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment) and normal cerebellar, sensory, cranial nerve, and autonomic function...
May 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416425/-bilateral-facial-nerve-palsy-associated-with-epstein-barr-virus-infection-in-a-3-year-old-boy
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M Grassin, A Rolland, N Leboucq, A Roubertie, F Rivier, P Meyer
Bilateral facial nerve palsy is a rare and sometimes difficult diagnosis. We describe a case of bilateral simultaneous facial nerve palsy associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection in a 3-year-old boy. Several symptoms led to the diagnosis of EBV infection: the clinical situation (fever, stomachache, and throat infection), white blood cell count (5300/mm(3) with 70% lymphocyte count), seroconversion with EBV-specific antibodies, lymphocytic meningitis, and a positive blood EBV polymerase chain reaction (9...
April 14, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405168/the-black-evil-affecting-patients-with-diabetes-a-case-of-rhino-orbito-cerebral-mucormycosis-causing-garcin-syndrome
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Santhosh Narayanan, Geetha Panarkandy, Gomathy Subramaniam, Chandni Radhakrishnan, N K Thulaseedharan, Neeraj Manikath, Sreejith Ramaswamy, Suma Radhakrishnan, Danish Ekkalayil
Mucormycosis is a life-threatening infection affecting patients with diabetes. It is an angioinvasive disease often resistant to treatment with a debilitating course and high mortality. Here, we report a case of a 45 year old woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus who presented to us with history of right-sided ptosis and facial palsy, and subsequently developed loss of vision and palatal palsy. She was in diabetic ketoacidosis. Nervous system examination revealed involvement of right second, third, fourth, sixth, seventh, ninth, and tenth cranial nerves, suggestive of Garcin syndrome...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391532/outcome-of-a-graduated-minimally-invasive-facial-reanimation-in-patients-with-facial-paralysis
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Laura C Holtmann, Anja Eckstein, Kerstin Stähr, Minzhi Xing, Stephan Lang, Stefan Mattheis
Peripheral paralysis of the facial nerve is the most frequent of all cranial nerve disorders. Despite advances in facial surgery, the functional and aesthetic reconstruction of a paralyzed face remains a challenge. Graduated minimally invasive facial reanimation is based on a modular principle. According to the patients' needs, precondition, and expectations, the following modules can be performed: temporalis muscle transposition and facelift, nasal valve suspension, endoscopic brow lift, and eyelid reconstruction...
April 8, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387560/clinical-evaluation-of-the-concussed-athlete-a-view-from-the-sideline
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Margot Putukian
CONTEXT: The sideline assessment of concussion is challenging, given its variable presentations, the limited sensitivity and specificity of sideline assessment tools, and how the presentation of the injury evolves over time. In addition, the diagnostic process, as well as the tools used to assess and manage concussion, continue to progress as research and what we know about concussion advance. This paper focuses on the initial assessment on the sideline by reviewing the concussion-evaluation literature, drawing from clinical experience to emphasize a standardized approach, and underscoring the importance of both familiarity with the athlete and clinical judgment...
March 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384950/familial-schwannomatosis-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Sameer Ajit Mansukhani, Rajendra Prasad R Butala, Sunil H Shetty, Ravindra G Khedekar
Schwannomatosis is a disease characterized by the development of multiple benign tumours originating from Schwann cells. Schwannomatosis is a member of the family of diseases known as Neurofibromatosis (NF). Patients with Schwannomatosis develop multiple Schwannomas on cranial, spinal and peripheral nerves. We report a rare case of a 60-year-old female who presented with a painful swelling on the ulnar aspect of her distal forearm. She underwent an excisional biopsy for it; which was suggestive of a Schwannoma...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362929/metastatic-liposarcoma-of-the-skull-base-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Nirmeen Zagzoog, Greta Ra, Alex Koziarz, John Provias, Doron Sommer, Saleh A Almenawer, Kesava Reddy
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Myxoid liposarcoma is not an uncommon form of sarcoma. However, it usually affects the lower extremity long bones. Scapular involvement is extremely rare, as is a metastasis to the parasellar region. We present a case of liposarcoma of the skull base originating in the scapular region and metastasizing to the sellar and parasellar regions and provide a review of the pertinent literature. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 43-year-old female patient diagnosed with left scapular myxoid liposarcoma was treated with surgical resection...
April 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362892/sellar-and-parasellar-imaging
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Carlos Zamora, Mauricio Castillo
The skull base is a complex anatomical region that harbors many important neurovascular structures in a relatively confined space. The pathology that can develop at this site is varied, and many disease processes may present with similar clinical and neuroimaging findings. While computed tomography maintains a role in the evaluation of many entities and can, for instance, delineate osseous erosion with great detail and characterize calcified tumor matrices, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the mainstay in the neuroimaging assessment of most pathology occurring at the skull base...
January 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348221/transfer-of-pathogenic-and-nonpathogenic-cytosolic-proteins-between-spinal-cord-motor-neurons-in-vivo-in-chimeric-mice
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Eleanor V Thomas, Wayne A Fenton, James McGrath, Arthur L Horwich
Recent studies have reported spread of pathogenic proteins in the mammalian nervous system, but whether nonpathogenic ones spread is unknown. We initially investigated whether spread of a mutant amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-associated cytosolic superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) protein between motor neurons could be detected in intact chimeric mice. Eight-cell embryos from G85R SOD1YFP and G85R SOD1CFP mice were aggregated, and spinal cords of adult chimeric progeny were examined for motor neurons with cytosolic double fluorescence...
April 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341090/transient-isolated-lower-bulbar-palsy-with-elevated-serum-anti-gm1-and-anti-gd1b-antibodies-during-aripiprazole-treatment
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Tae Hwan Han, Do Yeon Kim, Dong Woo Park, Jin-Hwa Moon
BACKGROUND: Transient bulbar palsy without involvement of the facial or extraocular muscles is a rare presentation. It is considered a form of cranial polyneuropathy, a variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome that is related to the autoimmune mechanisms induced by preceding infections or vaccinations. However, drug-induced cranial polyneuropathy has not previously been reported. We describe a boy with isolated bulbar palsy and positive serum antiganglioside antibodies during aripiprazole treatment...
January 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329999/bilateral-cystic-coloboma-with-microphtalmos-and-eyelid-agenesis-us-and-mri-findings
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Youssef Omor, Benjamin Dhaene, Veronique Toppet, Marie Cassart, Patrice Jissendi-Tchofo
INTRODUCTION: The combination of bilateral microphthalmos, cystic coloboma and eyelid agenesis is rare. The definite diagnosis of this malformation is established by fundoscopic examination and confirmed by imaging modalities such as ultrasonography (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This disorder may be associated with specific chromosomal abnormalities. CASE REPORT: A 1-week-old male newborn was referred for bilateral eyelid agenesis. He was born at term by caesarean for foetal distress, after an uneventful gestation...
March 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302766/csf-clearance-in-alzheimer-disease-measured-with-dynamic-pet
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Mony J de Leon, Yi Li, Nobuyuki Okamura, Wai H Tsui, Les A Saint Louis, Lidia Glodzik, Ricardo S Osorio, Juan Fortea, Tracy Butler, Elizabeth Pirraglia, Silvia Fossati, Hee-Jin Kim, Roxana O Carare, Maiken Nedergaard, Helene Benveniste, Henry Rusinek
Evidence supporting the hypothesis that reduced cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) clearance is involved in the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) comes from primarily from rodent models. However, unlike rodents where predominant extra-cranial CSF egress is via olfactory nerves traversing the cribriform plate, human CSF clearance pathways are not well characterized. Using dynamic Positron Emission Tomography (PET) with (18)F-THK5117 a tracer for tau pathology, the ventricular CSF time activity was used as a biomarker for CSF clearance...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302606/trochlear-groove-and-trochlear-cistern-useful-anatomic-landmarks-for-identifying-the-tentorial-segment-of-cranial-nerve-iv-on-mri
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P M Bunch, H R Kelly, D A Zander, H D Curtin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The trochlear groove and trochlear cistern are anatomic landmarks closely associated with the tentorial segment of cranial nerve IV. The purposes of this study were to describe the MR imaging appearances of the trochlear groove and trochlear cistern and to test our hypothesis that knowledge of these anatomic landmarks facilitates identification of cranial nerve IV in routine clinical practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For this retrospective study, consecutive MR imaging examinations of the sinuses performed in 25 patients (50 sides) at our institution were reviewed...
March 16, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302242/vanishing-white-matter-vwm-disease-presenting-as-neuro-ovarian-failure
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Abidullah Khan, Mohammad Humayun, Maimoona Ayub, Iqbal Haider, Fahad Ajmal, Syed Saad Shah
A 19-year girl was admitted with a one-month history of worsening spastic paraparesis, cerbellar ataxia, visual decline and worsening headaches on a background of walking difficulty, progressive quadriparesis and migraine since the age of 10 years. She had no sensory loss, and cranial nerves examination was notable for optic atrophy with crescent formation only. She had primary amenorrhea and underdeveloped secondary sexual characteristics. Ultrasonograhic studies of the pelvis confirmed small ovaries, and uterus...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296237/inpatient-treatment-of-patients-with-acute-idiopathic-peripheral-facial-palsy-a-population-based-healthcare-research-study
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K Plumbaum, G F Volk, D Boeger, J Buentzel, D Esser, A Steinbrecher, K Hoffmann, P Jecker, A Mueller, G Radtke, O W Witte, O Guntinas-Lichius
OBJECTIVES: To determine the inpatient management for patients with acute idiopathic facial palsy (IFP) in Thuringia, Germany. DESIGN: Population-based study. SETTING: All inpatients with IFP in all hospitals with departments of otolaryngology and neurology in 2012, in the German federal state, Thuringia. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Patients' characteristics and treatment were compared between departments, and the probability of recovery was tested...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293537/a-rare-case-of-concomitant-sicca-keratopathy-and-ipsilateral-central-facial-palsy-in-wallenberg-s-dorsolateral-medullary-syndrome
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Deborah De Bruyn, Elisabeth Van Aken, Kristien Herman
Objective: To describe a patient with a right-sided supranuclear facial palsy and concomitant sicca keratopathy of the right eye following right-sided dorsolateral medullary infarction. Methods: Our patient underwent a complete ophthalmologic and neurologic examination including biomicroscopy, fundus examination, cranial nerve examination, Shirmer I test, and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain. Results: A 61-year-old woman presented in emergency with a central facial nerve palsy on the right side and truncal ataxia...
2017: GMS Ophthalmology Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270941/a-lip-lump-an-unexpected-histological-diagnosis-of-a-lip-schwannoma
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Thomas Haigh, John Raad Glore, David Gouldesbrough, Winson Wong
Schwannomas are benign nerve sheath tumours arising from Schwann cells. They comprise 1% of all benign tumours. In the 2016 World Health Organisation Classification of Central Nervous System, they are classified as a tumour of the cranial and paraspinal nerves, Schwannoma 9560/0. A 23-year-old Caucasian lady presented with a seven-month history of a painless right upper lip lump. Examination revealed a small cystic 0.5 cm diameter lesion within the right upper lip. The clinical impression was that of a mucocele...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255284/clinical-evaluation-of-blepharoptosis-distinguishing-age-related-ptosis-from-masquerade-conditions
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Michelle W Latting, Alison B Huggins, Douglas P Marx, Joseph N Giacometti
Aponeurotic ptosis accounts for the majority of acquired ptosis encountered in clinical practice. Other types of ptosis include traumatic, mechanical, neurogenic, and myogenic. In addition to true ptosis, some patients present with pseudoptosis caused by globe dystopia, globe asymmetry, ocular misalignment, or retraction of the contralateral lid. It is particularly important for the clinician to rule out neurologic causes of ptosis such as dysfunction of the third cranial nerve, Horner's syndrome, and myasthenia gravis, as these conditions can be associated with significant systemic morbidity and mortality...
February 2017: Seminars in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252583/-the-experience-with-the-surgical-treatment-of-glomus-tumours
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V M Svistushkin, E A Shevchik, I T Muhamedov, D M Pshonkina
INTRODUCTION: glomus tumours of the temporal bones rank second after neurinomas of the VII-th pair of cranial nerves among the pathological conditions that are likely to cause hearing mpairment. Being extensively vascularized locally invasive neoplasms, glomus tumours constitute a serious challenge for the surgeon because of their localization in the vicinity of the vitally important vascular and neural structures of the lateral skull base. AIM: To characterize some peculiar features of the surgical interventions and postoperative management of the patients presenting with different types of glomus tumours...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
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