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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222560/masseteric-nerve-transfer-for-facial-nerve-paralysis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alexander W Murphey, William B Clinkscales, Samuel L Oyer
Importance: A review of the role of masseteric nerve transfer is needed to guide its use in facial reanimation. Objective: To systematically review the available literature, and, when applicable, analyze the combined outcomes of masseteric nerve transfer to better define its role in reanimation and to guide further research. Data Sources: Two independent researchers conducted the review using PubMed-NCBI and Scopus literature databases for studies on masseteric nerve transfer for facial nerve paralysis...
December 7, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218128/neurobrucellosis-presenting-as-pseudotumor-cerebri-first-report-from-oman
#2
Padam P Sharma, Mangudi V Murali, Tahsin Hamdi
A ten-year-old boy presented to the hospital with body ache and joint pains for two months and headache, vomiting, and skin rash for three days. He was drowsy and lethargic at admission. Physical examination revealed bilateral papilledema. There were no cranial nerve involvement, neuromotor deficit, or signs of meningeal irritation. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain did not reveal any evidence of cerebral edema or space occupying lesion. In view of the high endemicity of brucellosis in the area, Brucella agglutination test (BAT) was done at the time of admission and was negative...
November 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192644/automated-centrifugal-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-option-for-guillain-barre-syndrome-a-report-from-calabar-nigeria
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O E Iheanacho, C Chimeziem, B S Sachais, P A Shi
Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is performed frequently and effectively in developed countries, whereas the reverse is the case in developing countries. Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), synonymous with acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, is an important indication for TPE, but this is rarely administered in the treatment of such patients in Nigeria due to lack of such automated facility, limited expertise, and high cost. This report therefore presents an uncommon case of GBS in which automated TPE was utilized in the management, with the aims of highlighting the current status and challenges of therapeutic apheresis services in Nigeria...
October 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192065/peripheral-nerve-function-estimation-by-linear-model-of-multi-cmap-responses-for-surgical-intervention-in-acoustic-neuroma-surgery
#4
Dilok Puanhvuan, Sorayouth Chumnanvej, Yodchanan Wongsawat
Nerve function assessments are crucial for surgical intervention during acoustic neuroma surgery. Cranial nerves such as acoustic and facial nerves, can be possibly damaged during tumor dissection. Proper surgical intervention should prevent neurological deficit and achieve total tumor removal. Conventionally, nerve function is qualitatively evaluated by surgeon and neurologist. Facial nerves can be preserved by monitoring the compound muscle action potential (CMAP) response. The differences in the amplitude and latency of CMAP are used as indicators during surgical interventions...
December 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191538/collet-sicard-syndrome-attributable-to-extramedullary-plasmacytoma-of-the-jugular-foramen
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Soliman Oushy, Christopher S Graffeo, Avital Perry, Jonathan M Morris, Matthew L Carlson, Jamie J Van Gompel
BACKGROUND: Collet-Sicard syndrome is a rare manifestation of skull base disease involving the jugular and hypoglossal foramina. We report the first case of Collet-Sicard attributable to extramedullary plasmacytoma-multiple myeloma (EP-MM), as well as the second case of EP-MM precipitating a jugular foramen syndrome (JFS)-spectrum disorder. CASE DESCRIPTION: A fifty-nine-year-old woman presented with 4-months of left aural fullness and pulsatile tenderness, positional vertigo, hoarseness, and dysphagia...
November 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187689/-a-case-of-leptomeningeal-melanomatosis-with-acute-paraplegia-and-multiple-cranial-nerve-palsies
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Kasumi Hattori, Nozomu Matsuda, Takenobu Murakami, Eiichi Ito, Yoshikazu Ugawa
A 62-year-old man with acute paraplegia was transferred to our hospital. He had flaccid paraplegia and multiple cranial nerve palsies, such as mydriasis of the left pupil, abduction palsy of the left eye, hoarseness and dysphagia, but no meningeal irritation signs. MRI of the spinal canal showed swellings of the conus medullaris and the cauda equine, and also contrast enhancement of the spinal meninges. The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) showed pleocytosis and protein increment. The lymph node was swollen in his right axilla...
November 28, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184272/approach-to-chronic-secondary-headache-a-case-report-on-unusual-drug-side-effects
#7
Hamid Reza Riasi, Forod Salehi, Morteza Hajihosseini
In this article, we present the case of a 12-year-old female child who complained of bilateral temporal and frontal headache for 2 to 3 months with nausea and vomiting. Physical examination revealed right-sided sixth cranial nerve palsy and papilledema in ophthalmoscopy. To find the cause of increased intracranial pressure, the patient underwent brain imaging and brain MRI showed no abnormality. Ultimately, lumbar puncture (LP) was performed and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure was 280 mmH2O with normal chemistry...
November 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181172/trigeminal-neurofibroma-in-the-infratemporal-fossa-arising-from-the-inferior-alveolar-nerve-a-case-report
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Takuro Inoue, Mostafa Elaskary, Ayako Shima, Hisao Hirai, Fumio Suzuki, Masayuki Matsuda
Solitary neurofibromas arising from cranial nerves are rare, and those arising from the peripheral divisions of the trigeminal nerve are even rarer. Although infratemporal fossa (ITF) masses are challenging to remove, certain approaches are considered feasible for this region. The present study reports a rare case of an ITF neurofibroma arising from the inferior alveolar nerve. The 27-year-old male patient presented with numbness of the right jaw. A radiological examination revealed a large mass occupying the ITF, from the mandible to the foramen ovale, originating from the inferior alveolar nerve in the mandible...
November 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171362/complications-of-endovascular-treatment-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-prevention-and-management
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Joyce S Balami, Philip M White, Peter J McMeekin, Gary A Ford, Alastair M Buchan
Endovascular mechanical thrombectomy (MT) for the treatment of acute stroke due to large vessel occlusion has evolved significantly with the publication of multiple positive thrombectomy trials. MT is now a recommended treatment for acute ischemic stroke. Mechanical thrombectomy is associated with a number of intra-procedural or post-operative complications, which need to be minimized and effectively managed to maximize the benefits of thrombectomy. Procedural complications include: access-site problems (vessel/nerve injury, access-site hematoma and groin infection); device-related complications (vasospasm, arterial perforation and dissection, device detachment/misplacement); symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage; subarachnoid hemorrhage; embolization to new or target vessel territory...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165794/leptomeningeal-metastasis-from-systemic-cancer-review-and-update-on-management
#10
REVIEW
Nancy Wang, Mia S Bertalan, Priscilla K Brastianos
Leptomeningeal metastasis is an uncommon and typically late complication of cancer with a poor prognosis and limited treatment options. Diagnosis is often challenging, with nonspecific presenting symptoms ranging from headache and confusion to focal neurologic deficits, such as cranial nerve palsies. Standard diagnostic evaluation involves a neurologic examination, magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and spine with gadolinium, and cytologic evaluation of the cerebral spinal fluid. Therapy entails a multimodal approach focused on palliation with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy, which may be administered systemically or directly into the cerebral spinal fluid...
November 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164431/response-of-the-gabaergic-system-to-axotomy-of-the-rat-facial-nerve
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Reika Kikuchi, Makoto Hamanoue, Maasa Koshimoto, Shinichi Kohsaka, Kazuyuki Nakajima
The responses of inhibitory neurons/synapses to motoneuron injury in the cranial nervous system remain to be elucidated. In this study, we analyzed GABAA receptor (GABAAR) and GABAergic neurons at the protein level in the transected rat facial nucleus. Immunoblotting revealed that the GABAARα1 protein levels in the axotomized facial nucleus decreased significantly 5-14 days post-insult, and these levels remained low for 5 weeks. Immunohistochemical analysis indicated that the GABAARα1-expressing cells were motoneurons...
November 21, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145322/ptosis-as-the-only-manifestation-of-diabetic-superior-division-oculomotor-nerve-palsy-a-case-report
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Ping-Yin Chou, Kun-Han Wu, Poyin Huang
RATIONALE: Diabetic oculomotor nerve palsies, also called ischemic third nerve palsies, are the most common etiologic subset of oculomotor nerve palsy in adults. Diabetic oculomotor nerve palsies typically present with ptosis and diplopia, but pupillary function is often spared. The oculomotor nerve separates into superior division and inferior division, with the superior division innervating the superior rectus and levator palpebrae superioris. The diabetic oculomotor nerve palsy may affect isolated superior or inferior division of the oculomotor nerve, but diplopia usually exists...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089672/radiological-requirements-for-surgical-planning-in-cochlear-implant-candidates
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Mohamad Hasan Alam-Eldeen, Usama Mohamed Rashad, Al Hussein Awad Ali
OBJECTIVE: This study is concerned with clarification of radiological findings that should be addressed and reported in patients listed for cochlear implant (CI) operation. These findings may force a surgeon to consider modifications of the surgical approach by a CI surgeon. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was performed from January 2015 to January 2016. It included 50 patients with severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss who fulfilled the criteria for CI...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082627/gastrointestinal-and-feeding-difficulties-in-charge-syndrome-a-review-from-head-to-toe
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REVIEW
Kim D Blake, Alexandra S Hudson
CHARGE syndrome is an autosomal dominant genetic condition that is primarily diagnosed based on clinical features, with genetic testing available for confirmation. The CHARGE mnemonic stands for some of the common characteristics: coloboma, heart defects, atresia/stenosis of the choanae, retardation of growth/development, genitourinary anomalies, and ear abnormalities (CHARGE). However, many of the common clinical features are not captured by this mnemonic, including cranial nerve dysfunction, considered by some to be one of the major diagnostic criteria...
October 30, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068915/ocular-manifestations-of-systemic-amyloidosis
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Margaret M Reynolds, Kevin K Veverka, Morie A Gertz, Angela Dispenzieri, Steven R Zeldenrust, Nelson Leung, Jose S Pulido
PURPOSE: To describe ophthalmic manifestations of systemic amyloidosis, a group of devastating conditions. METHODS: A retrospective chart review including patients who had ocular examinations at Mayo Clinic between January 1, 1985, and April 1, 2014, and a diagnosis of light-chain (AL), secondary (AA), or nontransthyretin familial amyloidosis was undertaken. Sixty-eight patients with AL amyloidosis, eight patients with AA amyloidosis, and five patients with nontransthyretin familial amyloidosis were included...
October 24, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062251/a-congenital-cranial-dysinnervation-disorder-m%C3%A3-bius-syndrome
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Hatice Mutlu Albayrak, Nuriye Tarakçı, Hüseyin Altunhan, Rahmi Örs, Hüseyin Çaksen
Möbius' syndrome, also known as Möbius' sequence, is a nonprogressive cranial dysinnervation disorder characterized by congenital facial and abducens nerve paralysis. Here, we report a 5-day-old girl who was conceived after in vitro fertilization with poor suck and facial paralysis. She had bilaterally ptosis and lateral gaze limitation, left-sided deviation of the tongue, dysmorphic face, hypoplastic fingers and finger nails on the left hand, and was diagnosed as having Möbius' syndrome. Involvement of other cranial nerves such as three, four, five, nine, 9 and 12, and limb malformations may accompany this syndrome...
September 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060608/cognitive-control-related-network-analysis-a-novel-way-to-measure-neuron-fiber-connection-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Changle Zhang, Tao Chai, Na Gao, Heather T Ma
Effective measurement of cognitive impairment caused by Alzheimer's disease (AD) will provide a chance for early medical intervention and delay the disease onset. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) provides a non-intrusive examination of cranial nerve diseases which can help us observe the microstructure of neuron fibers. Cognitive control network (CCN) consists of the brain regions that highly related to human self-control. In this study, hub-and-spoke model which was widely used in transportation and sociology area had been employed to analyze the relationship of CCN and other regions under its control, cognitive control related network (CCRN) was built by applying this model...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053833/clinical-pathological-and-functional-characterization-of-riboflavin-responsive-neuropathy
#18
Andreea Manole, Zane Jaunmuktane, Iain Hargreaves, Marthe H R Ludtmann, Vincenzo Salpietro, Oscar D Bello, Simon Pope, Amelie Pandraud, Alejandro Horga, Renata S Scalco, Abi Li, Balasubramaniem Ashokkumar, Charles M Lourenço, Simon Heales, Rita Horvath, Patrick F Chinnery, Camilo Toro, Andrew B Singleton, Thomas S Jacques, Andrey Y Abramov, Francesco Muntoni, Michael G Hanna, Mary M Reilly, Tamas Revesz, Dimitri M Kullmann, James E C Jepson, Henry Houlden
Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome represents a phenotypic spectrum of motor, sensory, and cranial nerve neuropathy, often with ataxia, optic atrophy and respiratory problems leading to ventilator-dependence. Loss-of-function mutations in two riboflavin transporter genes, SLC52A2 and SLC52A3, have recently been linked to Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome. However, the genetic frequency, neuropathology and downstream consequences of riboflavin transporter mutations are unclear. By screening a large cohort of 132 patients with early-onset severe sensory, motor and cranial nerve neuropathy we confirmed the strong genetic link between riboflavin transporter mutations and Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome, identifying 22 pathogenic mutations in SLC52A2 and SLC52A3, 14 of which were novel...
November 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032218/the-hypoglossal-nerve-anatomical-study-of-its-entire-course
#19
Giorgio Iaconetta, Domenico Solari, Alessandro Villa, Clotilde Castaldo, Rosa Maria Gerardi, Gianluigi Califano, Stefania Montagnani, Paolo Cappabianca
OBJECT: Only a few anatomic studies concerning the entire course of the hypoglossal nerve (cranial nerve XII) have been reported. The purpose of the present study is to analyze all the relationships of the XII nerve with the surrounding structures from the brainstem to the tongue through a microscopic perspective. A comprehensive anatomically and clinically oriented classification of its different segments is proposed. METHODS: Ten formalin-fixed adult human cadaveric heads (20 sides) were dissected with the aim to explore the entire course of the XII cranial nerve via the lateral suboccipital, the far lateral partial or total transcondilar routes...
October 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026668/fourth-ventricle-neurocysticercosis-rigid-endoscopic-management-description-of-direct-transcerebellar-approach
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A Ceja-Espinosa, J A Franco-Jiménez, A Sosa-Nájera, G A Gutiérrez-Aceves, M I Ruiz-Flores
BACKGROUND: Endoscopy has gained a crucial role in high specialty neurosurgery during the last decades. At present, there are well-defined flexible neuroendoscopic procedures to treat ventricular and subarachnoid space pathologies. Neurocysticercosis is recognized as a common cause of neurologic disease in developing countries and the United States. Surgical intervention, especially cerebrospinal fluid diversion, is the key for management of hydrocephalus. In 2002, a consensus suggested that ventricular forms should be treated with endoscopy as the first option...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
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