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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416081/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-combined-with-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-after-heart-transplantation
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Seung Pil Ban, Gyojun Hwang, Chang Hyeun Kim, O-Ki Kwon
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) combined with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a rare complication in patients treated with immunosuppressants. A 52-year-old male patient presented with seizures after heart transplantation. The patient was suspected of having PRES on brain images. Despite the strict blood pressure control, the patient presented with altered mentality and the brain images showed a newly developed large acute infarction. Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) revealed the classic "sausage on a string" appearance of the cerebral arteries - potential feature of RCVS...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410263/volatile-sedation-in-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-a-case-report
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Michael Ramming, Joachim Bansbach, Christopher Beck, Johannes Kalbhenn
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is characterized by reversible multifocal narrowing of cerebral arteries heralded by sudden (thunderclap) headaches with or without neurological deficits, resolving within 3 months. It often occurs in the peripartum period. To date, the ideal treatment remains unclear.Here, we report the case of a 31-year-old primigravida who presented with intracranial hemorrhage and went on to develop RCVS and acute respiratory distress syndrome over the course of her illness...
April 13, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405089/right-hemispheric-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-left-hemispheric-partial-seizures
#3
Gina S Perez, Justin McCaslin, Sadat Shamim
We report a right-handed 19-year-old girl who developed reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) lateralized to the right hemisphere with simultaneous new-onset left hemispheric seizures. RCVS, typically more diffuse, was lateralized to one of the cerebral hemispheres.
April 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382559/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-after-intercontinental-airplane-travel
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EDITORIAL
Sabrina Anticoli, Maria Cristina Bravi, Francesca Romana Pezzella
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 5, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373180/cortical-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-with-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-in-an-elderly-woman
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Yoshihiko Chiba, Daisuke Yamamoto, Tsuyoshi Uchiyama
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372869/a-pediatric-case-of-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-with-similar-radiographic%C3%A2-findings-to-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome
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Tomoya Kamide, Taishi Tsutsui, Kouichi Misaki, Hiroki Sano, Masanao Mohri, Naoyuki Uchiyama, Mitsutoshi Nakada
BACKGROUND: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome occurs predominantly in middle-aged women. Only nine pediatric cases of this syndrome have been reported. PATIENT DESCRIPTION: We present a ten-year-old boy with reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome with radiographic findings similar to those of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES). He presented with a thunderclap headache without a neurological deficit. Brain magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) revealed multifocal narrowing of the cerebral arteries, whereas magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with diffusion-weighted imaging and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery demonstrated hyperintense lesions in the occipital lobes and the left cerebellum...
February 20, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342655/tacrolimus-induced-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-with-delayed-multi-segmental-vasoconstriction
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Satoshi Kodama, Tatsuo Mano, Akihiro Masuzawa, Yasutaka Hirata, Yuki Nagasako, Kagari Koshi Mano, Masashi Hamada, Yasuo Terao, Toshihiro Hayashi, Minoru Ono, Shoji Tsuji
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is a cerebrovascular syndrome characterized by multi-segmental constrictions of the cerebral arteries that resolves spontaneously within 3 months. Although RCVS is considered to be due to transient dysregulation of vascular tone, the exact pathomechanism remains unclear. We describe the case of a 15-year-old girl with RCVS induced by tacrolimus, who developed generalized seizure during the postoperative course of orthotropic heart transplantation. Magnetic resonance imaging at symptom onset showed a few vasoconstrictions accompanying brain edema and convexity subarachnoid hemorrhage...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320115/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-in-puerperium-a-prospective-study
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Gian Paolo Anzola, Renato Brighenti, Milena Cobelli, Alessia Giossi, Sara Mazzucco, Silvia Olivato, Elisa Pari, Maria Paola Piras, Alessandro Padovani, Fabrizio Rinaldi, Giulia Turri
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is characterized by severe "thunderclap" headache, with or without associated neurological symptoms and neuroimaging findings of reversible vasoconstriction of cerebral arteries. Puerperium is a recognized precipitant, but the incidence of puerperal RCVS is unknown. We conducted a prospective study to assess incidence, risk factors and clinical features of RCVS. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Nine-hundred consecutive puerperae were prospectively enrolled within three days of delivery...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243503/hemorrhagic-primary-cns-angiitis-and-vasoconstrictive-drug-exposure
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Mehmet A Topcuoglu, Ruchira M Jha, Jacob George, Matthew P Frosch, Aneesh B Singhal
BACKGROUND: Primary angiitis of the CNS (PACNS) typically manifests with accumulating neurologic deficits from ischemic strokes. Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is an uncommon complication. There is limited knowledge about the risk factors and features of hemorrhagic PACNS. METHODS: We identified 49 patients (20 biopsy-proven) with PACNS diagnosed at our hospital from 1993 to 2015. We compared the features of hemorrhagic and nonhemorrhagic PACNS and analyzed the hemorrhagic PACNS cases in detail...
February 2017: Neurology. Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229321/cerebral-endothelial-dysfunction-in-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-a-case-control-study
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Hyun Ah Choi, Mi Ji Lee, Chin-Sang Chung
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to investigate cerebral endothelial dysfunction in patients with reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS). METHODS: We prospectively recruited patients with RCVS, age-matched controls with episodic migraine, and age-matched healthy controls at Samsung Medical Center from Apr 2015 to Jul 2016. All participants underwent transcranial Doppler evaluation, with a breath-holding maneuver, for the evaluation of bilateral middle cerebral arteries (MCAs), posterior cerebral arteries (PCAs), and the basilar artery (BA)...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209305/initial-vasodilatation-in-a-child-with-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome
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Yoshitsugu Oikawa, Yukimune Okubo, Yurika Numata-Uematsu, Yu Aihara, Taro Kitamura, Masaru Takayanagi, Yukitoshi Takahashi, Shigeo Kure, Mitsugu Uematsu
We describe the case of a 10-year-old boy who developed reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) after cerebellitis. He received intravenous immunoglobulin and methylprednisolone to treat the cerebellitis. However, he then presented with a sudden severe headache, vomiting, and generalized tonic-clonic seizure. Brain magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) initially revealed diffuse cerebral vasodilatations, and diffuse multifocal segmental vasoconstrictions developed several days later. His clinical symptoms gradually resolved after several days, in the absence of any specific therapy...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203185/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-with-intracranial-hypertension-should-decompressive-craniectomy-be-considered
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Ségolène Mrozek, Laurent Lonjaret, Aude Jaffre, Anne-Christine Januel, Nicolas Raposo, Sergio Boetto, Jean-François Albucher, Olivier Fourcade, Thomas Geeraerts
BACKGROUND: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is a rare cause of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) causing intracranial hypertension. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: We report a case of RCVS-related ICH leading to refractory intracranial hypertension. A decompressive craniectomy was performed to control intracranial pressure. We discuss here the management of RCVS with intracranial hypertension. Decompressive craniectomy was preformed to avoid the risky option of high cerebral perfusion pressure management with the risk of bleeding, hemorrhagic complications, and high doses of norepinephrine...
January 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195428/blood-brain-barrier-breakdown-in-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-implications-for-pathophysiology-and-diagnosis
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Mi Ji Lee, Jihoon Cha, Hyun Ah Choi, Sook-Young Woo, Seonwoo Kim, Shuu-Jiun Wang, Chin-Sang Chung
OBJECTIVE: Diagnosis of reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is currently based on luminographic findings of vasoconstriction. In addition to vasoconstriction, the blood-brain barrier (BBB) breakdown has been postulated as a central mechanism of RCVS. Our aim was to document BBB breakdown in patients with RCVS and its role for the pathophysiology-based diagnosis of RCVS. METHODS: We prospectively recruited 72 consecutive patients with thunderclap headache who did not have aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage from April 2015 to July 2016 at the Samsung Medical Center...
March 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190440/neurologic-complications-in-critically-ill-pregnant-patients
#14
W L Wright
Neurologic complications in a critically ill pregnant woman are uncommon but some of the complications (such as eclampsia) are unique to pregnancy and the puerperal period. Other neurologic complications (such as seizures in the setting of epilepsy) may worsen during pregnancy. Clinical signs and symptoms such as seizure, headache, weakness, focal neurologic deficits, and decreased level of consciousness require careful consideration of potential causes to ensure prompt treatment measures are instituted to prevent ongoing neurologic injury...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157751/inherited-and-uncommon-causes-of-stroke
#15
Jennifer Juhl Majersik
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article is a practical guide to identifying uncommon causes of stroke and offers guidance for evaluation and management, even when large controlled trials are lacking in these rarer forms of stroke. RECENT FINDINGS: Fabry disease causes early-onset stroke, particularly of the vertebrobasilar system; enzyme replacement therapy should be considered in affected patients. Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL), often misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis, causes migraines, early-onset lacunar strokes, and dementia...
February 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087351/central-nervous-system-vasculitis-in-adults-an-update
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REVIEW
Lívia Almeida Dutra, Alexandre Wagner Silva de Souza, Gabriela Grinberg-Dias, Orlando Graziani Povoas Barsottini, Simone Appenzeller
Primary central nervous system vasculitis (PCNSV) is a challenging diagnosis due to broad clinical manifestations and variable specificity and sensitivity of laboratory and imaging diagnostic tools. Differential diagnosis includes reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS), secondary vasculitis of the CNS and other noninflammatory vasculopathies. Brain biopsy is essential for definitive diagnosis and to exclude mimickers. Recent data show that data large-vessel PCNSV present worse prognosis when compared to small-vessel PCNSV...
February 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038897/herbal-supplements-association-with-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-a-case-report
#17
Isabel Costa, Marcelo D Mendonça, Vera Cruz E Silva, Sofia Calado, Miguel Viana-Baptista
BACKGROUND: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is a clinico-radiologic syndrome characterized by thunderclap headache and reversible multifocal arterial constrictions that resolves within 3 months. RCVS can be either spontaneous or related to a trigger; vasoactive drugs including over-the-counter medicine are common culprits. Nevertheless, there are sparse data on the association of herbal supplements in the genesis of unexplained RCVS. METHODS: We describe a case of RCVS with a temporal association with the consumption of a diet pill composed of green tea, L-carnitine, and conjugated linoleic acid...
March 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028148/strokes-associated-with-pregnancy-and-puerperium-a-nationwide-study-by-the-japan-stroke-society
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Kazumichi Yoshida, Jun C Takahashi, Yohei Takenobu, Norihiro Suzuki, Akira Ogawa, Susumu Miyamoto
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The incidence and cause of strokes associated with pregnancy and the puerperium are still not fully understood. The aim of this study was to characterize pregnancy-related strokes in Japan using a large-scale survey with current imaging techniques. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted based on clinical chart reviews in 736 stroke teaching hospitals certified by the Japan Stroke Society between 2012 and 2013, using a web-based questionnaire requesting the detailed clinical course without any personally identifying information...
February 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994838/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-promptly-diagnosed-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-including-magnetic-resonance-angiography-during-immunosuppressive-therapy-in-a-16-year-old-girl-with-refractory-cytopenia-of-childhood
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Hideaki Ueki, Yasushi Sanayama, Akiyo Miyajima, Taichiro Tsuchimochi, Shunji Igarashi, Shosuke Sunami
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is a syndrome characterized by severe headache with segmental vasoconstriction of the cerebral arteries that resolves within 12 weeks. A 16-year-old girl with refractory cytopenia of childhood, who was receiving the immunosuppressant cyclosporine, developed severe headache and was diagnosed with RCVS using magnetic resonance imaging, including magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). MRA is a non-invasive and very effective technique for diagnosing RCVS. MRA should be performed at the onset of severe headache during immunosuppressant administration for children with hematological disorders and may prevent sequelae such as posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome or ischemic attack...
November 2, 2016: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988255/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-presenting-as-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-rare-cause-of-postpartum-seizure
#20
Sun Hwa Lee, Seong Jong Yun, Yoon Hee Choi
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is a rare cerebrovascular disorder affecting large- and medium-sized arteries, occurring most commonly in young women. Thunderclap headache is the usual primary symptom; seizure is uncommon. During the postpartum period, seizure is a significant concern. The main causes of postpartum seizures are posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome and cortical venous thrombosis; RCVS-related postpartum seizure is rare. Despite its rarity, its course may be fulminant, resulting in permanent disability or death if the diagnosis is delayed and treatment is not started promptly...
December 13, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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