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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087915/-microvascular-decompression-for-hemifacial-spasm-induced-by-vertebral-artery-dissecting-aneurysm-one-case-report
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Changjiang Ou, Shenghu Wang, Yili Chen, Jun Mo, Xuequn Zhao
A 61-year-old female presented with 4 years history of left-sided hemifacial spasm. Head MRI and angiography indicated left vertebral artery dissecting aneurysm which compressed ipsilateral cranial nerves Ⅶ and Ⅷ. Microvascular decompression was performed. The dissecting aneurysm was pushed apart and the distal part of the parent artery was adhered to the dura on the petrosum. The compressed nerves were totally decompressed. The symptom of facial spasm was completely resolved immediately after surgery and did not recur during 6 months of follow up...
May 25, 2016: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062802/moving-target-transient-rotational-stenosis-precipitating-jugular-bow-hunter-s-syndrome
#2
Waleed Brinjikji, Christopher S Graffeo, Avital Perry, Terence Zimmerman, Jeffrey R Janus, Pearce P Morris, Gregory D Cascino, Giuseppe Lanzino
A 60-year-old man presented with a 10-month history of of stereotypical spells characterized by vertigo, tinnitus, blurred vision, left hemibody numbness, and occasional syncope, precipitated by turning his head leftwards. Cerebral angiography and CT angiography of the head and neck with provocative maneuvers did not demonstrate vertebral artery narrowing. However, there was narrowing of the left internal jugular vein due to extrinsic compression from the sternocleidomastoid with leftward head rotation in the setting of hypoplasia of the right internal jugular vein...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042220/internal-carotid-artery-fibromuscular-dysplasia-in-a-child-incidental-postmortem-finding-after-head-injury
#3
Arulselvi Subramanian, Garima Aggarwal, Deepak Agarwal, Sanjeev Lalwani
Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a rare, segmental, nonatheromatous, and noninflammatory arterial disease of unknown etiology. It predominantly involves renal artery (60-75%) followed by extracranial part of the internal carotid artery and vertebral arteries (25-30%). The disease typically affects middle-aged women and involves intermediate-sized arteries throughout the body. There are rare case reports of extracranial FMD compounding a trauma case. A patient was brought to trauma center emergency with a history of fall from height...
January 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042015/delayed-hemorrhage-from-an-iatrogenic-vertebral-artery-injury-during-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-successful-endovascular-treatment-report-of-a-rare-case-and-literature-review
#4
William B Lo, Sanjoy Nagaraja, Amar Saxena
BACKGROUND: Anterior cervical discectomy is one of the commonest spinal surgeries. Although rare, iatrogenic vertebral artery injuries (VAIs) are potentially life-threatening. Risk factors are anatomical, operative and pathological. We report a rare case of iatrogenic vertebral artery injury during anterior cervical discectomy and successful endovascular treatment with no long term complications. Literature on all VAIs associated with anterior cervical discectomy and fusions is reviewed...
December 29, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999126/moving-target-transient-rotational-stenosis-precipitating-jugular-bow-hunter-s-syndrome
#5
Waleed Brinjikji, Christopher S Graffeo, Avital Perry, Terence Zimmerman, Jeffrey R Janus, Pearce P Morris, Gregory D Cascino, Giuseppe Lanzino
A 60-year-old man presented with a 10-month history of of stereotypical spells characterized by vertigo, tinnitus, blurred vision, left hemibody numbness, and occasional syncope, precipitated by turning his head leftwards. Cerebral angiography and CT angiography of the head and neck with provocative maneuvers did not demonstrate vertebral artery narrowing. However, there was narrowing of the left internal jugular vein due to extrinsic compression from the sternocleidomastoid with leftward head rotation in the setting of hypoplasia of the right internal jugular vein...
December 20, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942896/an-evaluation-on-novel-application-of-cone-beam-ct-imaging-with-multi-volume-technique-in-carotid-body-tumor
#6
Lijia Cui, Guangchao Gu, Linchao Ye, Bao Liu, Jiang Shao, Changwei Liu, Yuehong Zheng
Due to the high risk of vascular and nerve damage during surgery, precise pre-operative evaluation of carotid body tumor (CBT) is important. We aim to apply intra-operative contrast-enhanced cone-beam CT (CBCT) with multi-volume technique in CBT evaluation, where the tumor, patent carotid arteries, and skull are demonstrated in three different colors, and to compare this novel technique with traditional computed tomography angiography (CTA). Seven CBT patients scheduled for traditional surgical removal were enrolled in this study between October 2013 and March 2016...
December 10, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920845/the-great-imitator-igg4-periaortitis-masquerading-as-an-acute-aortic-syndrome-on-computed-tomographic-angiography
#7
Drew W Moore, Neil J Hansen, Dominick J DiMaio, William L Harrison
We present the case of a 52-year-old woman who presented to the emergency department with chest and neck pain. Initial cervical spine magnetic resonance imaging shows an abnormal flow void in the left vertebral artery, which prompted a computed tomographic angiogram. This demonstrated a hyperdense thickened ascending aortic wall, which extended into the great vessel origins. Clinically and radiographically interpreted as an acute aortic syndrome and/or intramural hematoma, the patient underwent ascending aortic repair with graft...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891032/clinical-anatomy-and-significance-of-the-thoracic-intervertebral-foramen-a-cadaveric-study-and-review-of-the-literature
#8
Grigorios Gkasdaris, Grigorios Tripsianis, Konstantinos Kotopoulos, Stylianos Kapetanakis
INTRODUCTION: The literature is lacking information on the anatomy and the osseous dimensions of the thoracic intervertebral foramen (IVF). We describe the anatomy of the broader area, and we proceed with morphometric data of the vertebrae and the foramina. Depiction of these features is provided with imaging and illustrations. The purpose of this paper is to survey and present the anatomy of the foramen as a whole and provide baseline statistical data. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We review relevant literature, and we present data obtained from skeletal samples of known population and sex...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891029/craniovertebral-junction-360%C3%A2-a-combined-microscopic-and-endoscopic-anatomical-study
#9
Sukhdeep Singh Jhawar, Maximiliano Nunez, Paolo Pacca, Daniel Seclen Voscoboinik, Huy Truong
OBJECTIVES: Craniovertebral junction (CVJ) can be approached from various corridors depending on the location and extent of disease. A three-dimensional understanding of anatomy of CVJ is paramount for safe surgery in this region. Aim of this cadaveric study is to elucidate combined microscopic and endoscopic anatomy of critical neurovascular structures in this area in relation to bony and muscular landmarks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight fresh-frozen cadaveric heads injected with color silicon were used for this study...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858533/revisiting-the-differences-between-irreducible-and-reducible-atlantoaxial-dislocation-in-the-era-of-direct-posterior-approach-and-c1-2-joint-manipulation
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Arsikere N Deepak, Pravin Salunke, Sushanta K Sahoo, Prashant K Prasad, Niranjan K Khandelwal
OBJECTIVE The current management of atlantoaxial dislocation (AAD) focuses on the C1-2 joints, commonly approached through a posterior route. The distinction between reducible AAD (RAAD) and irreducible AAD (IrAAD) seems to be less important in modern times. The roles of preoperative traction and dynamic radiographs are questionable. This study evaluated whether differentiating between the 2 groups is important in today's era. METHODS Ninety-six consecutive patients with congenital AAD (33 RAAD and 63 IrAAD), who underwent surgery through a posterior approach alone, were studied...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847767/the-benefits-of-navien%C3%A2-intracranial-support-catheter-for-endovascular-treatment
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Siwoo Lee, Tae-Sik Gong, Yong-Woo Lee, Hyo-Joon Kim, Chang-Young Kweon
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular treatment is one of the most important treatments along with open craniotomy for cerebrovascular surgery. The successful treatment of endovascular disease relies on appropriate instruments and the surgeon's skill. Endovascular treatment needs to provide safe and stable access to the catheter cavity. Additionally, it is important to maintain a round shape without changing to an oval shape. The catheter for endovascular treatment has to be flexible and accommodate at least 0...
September 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847133/c1-lateral-mass-screw-insertion-caudally-from-c2-nerve-root-an-alternate-method-for-insertion-of-c1-screws-a-technical-note-and-preliminary-clinical-results
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Keiji Wada, Ryo Tamaki, Mitsuru Yui, Daisuke Numaguchi, Yasuaki Murata
BACKGROUND: C1 lateral mass screw was widely used for fixation of the upper cervical spine. However, massive bleeding from the C1-2 venous plexus is sometimes encountered. In this study, we proposed an alternate method for C1 lateral mass screw insertion, which involves insertion of the screws caudally from the C2 nerve root to reduce bleeding from C1-2 venous plexus. METHODS: Seven patients with atlantoaxial lesions were included in this study. The mean age at surgery was 65...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816894/c2-dumbbell-shaped-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors-surgical-management-and-relationship-with-venous-structures
#13
Zuowei Wang, Xingwen Wang, Hao Wu, Zan Chen, Qingguo Yuan, Fengzeng Jian
OBJECTIVES: This study focuses on the adjacent venous structures of tumors and their treatment in patients with second cervical (C2) dumbbell-shaped peripheral nerve sheath tumors (PNSTs). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The authors retrospectively analyzed the clinical outcome and the venous structures involved with tumors in 16 patients with C2 dumbbell-shaped PNSTs treated surgically between 2008 and 2015. RESULTS: The venous structures at the craniocervical junction could be visualized in all 16 patients on contrast-enhanced T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging...
October 24, 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816341/stroke-prevention
#14
Clothilde Isabel, David Calvet, Jean-Louis Mas
Patients who have had a stroke are at high risk for recurrent stroke, myocardial infarction, and vascular death. Prevention of these events should be initiated promptly after stroke, because many recurrent events occur early, and should be tailored to the precise cause of stroke, which may require specific treatment. Lifestyle advice including abstinence from smoking, regular exercise, Mediterranean-style diet, and reduction of salt intake and alcohol consumption are recommended for all patients with stroke...
December 2016: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801396/-results-of-deconstructive-endovascular-surgery-in-treatment-of-large-and-giant-intracranial-aneurysms
#15
S R Arustamyan, S B Yakovlev, A R Shakhnovich, I V Krasnoperov, O B Sazonova, A V Bocharov, E Yu Bukharin, O B Belousova, A N Kaftanov
AIM: To clarify the indications for deconstructive endovascular surgery in patients with large and giant intracranial aneurysms and to evaluate short-term and long-term postoperative outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was based on a retrospective analysis of the treatment results in 50 patients with large (15-25 mm) and giant (more than 25 mm) intracranial aneurysms, aged from 18 to 75 years, who were treated at the Burdenko Neurosurgical Institute in 2002-2014...
2016: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790323/efficacy-of-tachosil-a-fibrin-based-hemostat-for-anterior-lumbar-spine-surgery
#16
Jo Watanabe, Seiji Ohtori, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuyo Yamauchi, Yawara Eguchi, Yasuchika Aoki, Junichi Nakamura, Miyako Suzuki, Kazuhide Inage, Jun Sato, Yasuhiro Shiga, Koki Abe, Kazuki Fujimoto, Hirohito Kanamoto, Eiji Hanaoka, Kazuhisa Takahashi
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PURPOSE: To examine the efficacy of TachoSil for vessel injury in 6 patients who underwent anterior lumbar fusion surgery (ALF). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: ALF for the lumbar spine has a high rate of success, although intraoperative concerns and iatrogenic complications are known, and injury of a major vessel is sometimes a complication. The efficacy of TachoSil, a fibrin-based hemostat, has been reported for several types of surgery; however, use of TachoSil for ALF surgery has not been described...
October 2016: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766499/arteries-and-veins-of-the-cerebellum
#17
Matthieu Delion, Mickael Dinomais, Philippe Mercier
Surgery of the posterior fossa represents a technical challenge because of the proximity of the vessels of the cerebellum. If the arterial vascularization of the cerebellum is well known, the main arterial variations and the whole venous vascularization are probably under recognized. We describe the vascular organization and the main variations through photographs of colored latex perfused brains, obtained with a surgical microscope. The arterial vascularization of the cerebellum is based on three arteries which all originate from the vertebrobasilar system: the superior cerebellar artery (SCA), the anterior and inferior cerebellar artery (AICA), and the posterior and inferior cerebellar artery (PICA)...
October 20, 2016: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766191/vertebral-column-resection-for-kyphoscoliosis-in-a-patient-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-an-intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-alert
#18
Faisal R Jahangiri, Sami Al Eissa, Samir Sayegh, Fahad Al Helal, Shomoukh A Al-Sharif, Monerah M Annaim, Sheryar Muhammad, Tanweer Aziz
A 16-year-old male patient with Ehler-Danlos syndrome (EDS) and a back deformity since birth presented with severe kyphoscoliosis. The patient was neurologically intact but had respiratory and cardiac insufficiencies. A two-stage vertebral column resection (VCR) at T9-T10 with multiple level fusion with multimodality intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) was planned.  During the first stage, pedicle screws were placed at multiple spinal levels above and below the VCR level. Upper and lower somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP), transcranial electrical motor evoked potentials (TCeMEP), and electromyography were monitored continuously and showed no significant changes...
August 31, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759653/dislodgement-and-gastrointestinal-tract-penetration-of-bone-cement-used-for-spinal-reconstruction-after-lumbosacral-vertebral-tumor-excision-a-case-report
#19
Masateru Nagae, Yasuo Mikami, Kentaro Mizuno, Tomohisa Harada, Takumi Ikeda, Hitoshi Tonomura, Ryota Takatori, Hiroyoshi Fujiwara, Toshikazu Kubo
INTRODUCTION: Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) cement is useful for spinal reconstruction, but can cause complications including new vertebral fractures, neurological disorders and pulmonary embolism. We report a case in PMMA cement used for spinal reconstruction after tumor curettage dislodged and penetrated the gastrointestinal tract. DIAGNOSES: The patient was diagnosed with a retroperitoneal extragonadal germ cell tumor at age 27 years. After chemotherapy and tumor resection, the tumor remained...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753972/os-11-05-superior-cervical-ganglionectomy-scgx-reduces-sympathetic-innervation-of-vertebrobasilar-arteries-but-does-not-affect-cerebrovascular-remodelling-in-the-adult-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat-shr
#20
Dawid Walas, Eva Von Roloff, Julian Paton
OBJECTIVE: Our hypothesis is that hypoperfusion of the brainstem is due to elevated vertebrobasilar artery resistance, triggers hypertension. We asked: is there a functional relationship between the sympathetic innervation to the vertebrobasilar system and its remodelling in the SHR? DESIGN AND METHOD: SHRs (11-12 weeks old) received either sham surgery or bilateral SCGx. Animals recovered for 14 days, were then perfused-fixed with 4% PFA and the vertebrobasilar arteries examined using both immunohistofluorecent staining of sympathetic (anti-DβH) and parasympathetic (anti-VAChT) fibres, and by cross sectional examination of vertebral and basilar arteries...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
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