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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730571/early-trigeminal-nerve-involvement-in-listeria-monocytogenes-rhombencephalitis-case-series-and-systematic-review
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William K Karlsson, Zitta Barrella Harboe, Casper Roed, Jeppe B Monrad, Mette Lindelof, Vibeke Andrée Larsen, Daniel Kondziella
Listeria monocytogenes is associated with rhombencephalitis. However, the exact mechanisms of brainstem invasion remains poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate clinical and radiological data suggesting that Listeria may invade the brainstem via the trigeminal nerve. Three females (41, 64 and 70 years) with culture proven L. monocytogenes bacteremia and rhombencephalitis were investigated in the period of 2014-16. T2-weighted and contrast-enhanced T1-weighted MRI revealed a cerebellopontine abscess in all three patients, including the involvement of the trigeminal nerve root...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725513/facial-nerve-schwannomas-mimicking-as-vestibular-schwannomas
#2
Beth N McNulty, Sean Wise, David S Cohen, Jason Bell, Dennis Bojrab, Michael LaRouere, Matthew Kircher, Seilesh Babu
Objective  The objective of this study was to identify preoperative and intraoperative findings that may aid in distinguishing facial nerve schwannomas (FNS) from vestibular schwannomas (VSs), particularly in cases limited to the internal auditory canal (IAC) and cerebellopontine angle (CPA). Study Design  This was a retrospective study. Setting  This study was set at a Tertiary Referral Center. Patients  Seventeen cases from October 2002 to July 2015 with an IAC/CPA mass presumed to be a VS who were found to have a FNS intraoperatively...
August 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716765/sporadic-endolymphatic-sac-tumor-a-very-rare-cause-of-hearing-loss-tinnitus-and-dizziness
#3
Didde Trærup Schnack, Katalin Kiss, Søren Hansen, Hidemi Miyazaki, Birgitte Bech, Per Caye Thomasen
Sporadic endolymphatic sac tumor is a very rare neoplasm. It is low malignant, locally destructive and expansive, but non-metastasizing. The tumor is very rare in the sporadic form, but more often associated with Von Hippel-Lindau disease. A 65-year old man with left sided tinnitus and hearing loss for several months. Audiometry showed an asymmetrical sensory neural hearing loss on the left side up to 60 dB. The speech discrimination score was 46% and stapedial reflexes were absent. Several years earlier, he had suffered from periods of dizziness...
July 17, 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700967/eosinophilic-granuloma-at-the-cerebellopontine-angle-in-an-adult-a-rare-case-report-and-literature-review
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Arash Safarian, Nima Derakhshan, Mousa Taghipour, Amirreza Dehghanian
INTRODUCTION: Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare immunologic disorder, identified by immature proliferation of histiocytes which may present as systemic or focal lesions. Eosinophilic granuloma (EG) is localized from of LCH mainly involving bones such as skull, femur, spine, ribs, mandible and pelvis. Cerebello-pontine (CP) angle is a rare anatomic location for involvement by EG. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 32 year old man was being evaluated in our neuro-oncology clinic due to diplopia since 4 months ago...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676975/a-comprehensive-review-of-the-foramina-of-luschka-history-anatomy-embryology-and-surgery
#5
REVIEW
Jaspreet Johal, Phillip Barrett Paulk, Peter C Oakes, Rod J Oskouian, Marios Loukas, R Shane Tubbs
PURPOSE: The purpose of this review is to comprehensively review the foramina of Luschka in regard to their discovery, embryology, anatomy, and surgical relevance. METHODS: This subject review of the foramina of Luschka was composed after conducting a thorough review of the available literature on this topic using PubMed and other primary sources. RESULTS: The foramina of Luschka are paired apertures located in the lateral recesses of the fourth ventricle, within the posterior cranial fossa...
July 4, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673659/joseph-jumenti%C3%A3-1879-1928-a-forgotten-neurologist
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REVIEW
O Walusinski
Joseph Jumentié (1879-1928), through his clinical skill and expertise in anatomical pathology, enhanced the prestige of the master neurologists he studied under- Jules Dejerine, Augusta Dejerine-Klumpke and Joseph Babiński -and their fame overshadowed the crucial support that Jumentié provided them. Following a remarkable doctoral thesis in 1911, which defined the semiology of tumors in the cerebellopontine angle, Jumentié conducted research into various areas of neurology and authored numerous publications...
June 30, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665390/-surgical-treatment-of-acoustic-neuromas-vestibular-schwannomas
#7
V N Shimanskiy, S V Tanyashin, K V Shevchenko, D A Odamanov
Clinical guidelines are topical systematically developed provisions designed to help the doctor make a decision about a treatment approach in certain clinical situations; they provide information on conducting diagnostic and screening tests, the amount of medical and surgical care, and other aspects of clinical practice. Vestibular schwannomas account for 8% of all intracranial lesions, up to 30% of posterior cranial fossa tumors, and 85% of cerebellopontine angle tumors. The incidence rate of acoustic neuromas is approximately 1 case per 100000 population per year...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664238/intralabyrinthine-schwannomas-surgical-management-and-hearing-rehabilitation-with-cochlear-implants
#8
S K Plontke, T Rahne, M Pfister, G Götze, C Heider, N Pazaitis, C Strauss, P Caye-Thomasen, S Kösling
Intralabyrinthine schwannomas (ILS) are a rare differential diagnosis of sudden hearing loss and vertigo. In an own case series of 12 patients, 6 tumors showed an intracochlear, 3 an intravestibular, 1 a transmodiolar including the cerebellopontine angle (CPA), 1a transotic including the CPA, and 1 a multilocular location. The tumors were removed surgically in 9 patients, whereas 3 patients decided for a "wait-and-test-and-scan" strategy. Of the surgical patients, 3 underwent labyrinthectomy and cochlear implant (CI) surgery in a single-stage procedure; 1 patient had extended cochleostomy with CI surgery; 3 underwent partial or subtotal cochleoectomy, with partial cochlear reconstruction and CI surgery (n = 1) or implantation of electrode dummies for possible later CI after repeated MRI follow-up (n = 2); and in 2 patients, the tumors of the internal auditory canal and cerebellopontine angle exhibiting transmodiolar or transmacular growth were removed by combined translabyrinthine-transotic resection...
June 29, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654042/a-unified-methodological-framework-for-vestibular-schwannoma-research
#9
Lukas D Landegger, Jessica E Sagers, Sonam Dilwali, Takeshi Fujita, Mehmet I Sahin, Konstantina M Stankovic
Vestibular schwannomas are the most common neoplasms of the cerebellopontine angle, making up 6-8% percent of all intracranial growths. Though these tumors cause sensorineural hearing loss in up to 95% of affected individuals, the molecular mechanisms underlying this hearing loss remain elusive. This article outlines the steps established in our laboratory to facilitate the collection and processing of various primary human tissue samples for downstream research applications integral to the study of vestibular schwannomas...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645591/surgical-repair-of-iatrogenic-transverse-sigmoid-sinus-laceration-with-a-dural-flap-during-skull-base-tumor-surgery-a-technical-case-report
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Gerald S Oh, Gregory D Arnone, Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar, Ashley L Barks, Andrew Wong, Fady T Charbel
BACKGROUND: Injury to cerebral venous sinuses during craniotomy procedures can cause significant blood loss or venous air embolism potentially leading to serious morbidity or mortality. When iatrogenic sinus injuries occur, it is essential to promptly obtain hemostasis and repair the sinus defect. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors report a 43-year-old female that sustained a transverse-sigmoid sinus injury during a retrosigmoid craniotomy for resection of a cerebellopontine angle meningioma...
June 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644257/holmes-tremor-secondary-to-cerebellopontine-angle-epidermoid-cyst
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Sanjay Pandey
Holmes' tremor is characterized by a combination of rest, postural, and intention tremor. Tremor is predominantly proximal and more severe during posture; however, the tremor frequency is usually <4 Hz on surface electromyography. We report Holmes' tremor in a patient secondary to cerebellopontine angle epidermoid cyst.
July 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637207/the-use-of-semitranslucent-rubber-pledgets-during-microsurgical-dissection-of-cerebellopontine-angle-tumors-technical-note
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Marcus D Mazur, Richard Gurgel, Joel D MacDonald
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Dissection of cerebellopontine angle (CPA) tumors that abut or adhere to the brainstem or cranial nerves can be a challenging surgical endeavor. We describe the use of semitranslucent latex rubber pledgets in the tumor-brain interface as a method to improve visualization and protection of vital tissue during microsurgical dissection of CPA masses. The rubber pledgets are fashioned by cutting circular discs out of the cuff portion of talc-free, partially opaque latex gloves...
June 20, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631535/high-resolution-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-exposing-facial-nerve-zonal-vulnerability-to-microbleeds-a-rare-cause-of-facial-palsy
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Charlie Chia-Tsong Hsu, Dalveer Singh, Trevor William Watkins, Gigi Nga Chi Kwan, Sachintha Hapugoda
Background We report a case of hypertensive microbleeds strategically located at the attached segment (AS) and root entry zone (REZ) at the left facial nerve causing facial paralysis. Case Report A 60-year-old woman presented with sudden onset left facial paralysis. Medical history was significant for poorly controlled hypertension secondary to bilateral adrenal hyperplasia (primary hyperaldosteronism). The patient was initially treated for presumptive Bell's palsy. Subsequent magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and internal auditory canal showed two microbleeds at the left cerebellopontine angle...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627983/susceptibility-weighted-imaging-a-problem-solving-tool-in-differentiation-of-cerebellopontine-angle-schwannomas-and-meningiomas
#14
Atul Mishra, Bejoy Thomas, T R Kapilamoorthy
Background and purpose Vestibular schwannomas and meningiomas of the cerebellopontine angle can be differentiated by the presence of foci of blooming on susceptibility weighted imaging. Materials and methods In this retrospective study, magnetic resonance imaging with susceptibility weighted imaging sequence in addition to other routine sequences was done in 73 patients. All the cases were studied for the presence of foci of blooming within the tumor on susceptibility weighted imaging. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis in all cases...
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584970/morphometric-evaluation-of-facial-and-vestibulocochlear-nerves-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-comparison-of-meni%C3%A3-re-s-disease-ears-with-normal-hearing-ears
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Annika Henneberger, Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Maximilian Reiser, Robert Gürkov, Wilhelm Flatz
Loss of neural structures (such as hair cells or neurones within the spiral ganglion) has been proposed to be involved in Menière's disease (MD) (Spoendlin et al. Acta oto-laryngologica Supplementum 499:1-21, 1; Merchant et al. Eur Arch Oto-Rhino-Laryngol Off J Eur Feder Oto-Rhino-Laryngol Soc (EUFOS) Affil German Soc Oto-Rhino-Laryngol Head Neck Surg 252(2):63-75, 2; Tsuji et al. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Suppl 81:26-31, 3; Kariya, Otol Neurotol Off Publ Am Otol Soc Am Neurotol Soc Eur Acad Otol Neurotol 28(8):1063-1068, 4; Megerian Laryngoscope 115(9):1525-1535, 5) but this has yet to be confirmed...
August 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584917/morphometry-and-microsurgical-anatomy-of-bochdalek-s-flower-basket-and-the-related-structures-of-the-cerebellopontine-angle
#16
Laszlo Barany, Gabor Baksa, Lajos Patonay, Oliver Ganslandt, Michael Buchfelder, Peter Kurucz
BACKGROUND: Bochdalek's flower basket (Bfb) is the distal part of the horizontal segment of the fourth ventricle's choroid plexus protruding through the lateral aperture (foramen of Luschka). The microsurgical anatomy of the cerebellopontine angle, fourth ventricle and its inner choroid plexus is well described in the literature, but only one radiological study has investigated the Bfb so far. The goal of the present study was to give an extensive morphometric analysis of the Bfb for the first time and discuss the surgically relevant anatomical aspects...
June 6, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576520/clinical-characterization-of-novel-chromosome-22q13-microdeletions
#17
Jennifer F Ha, Ayesha Ahmad, Marci M Lesperance
INTRODUCTION: The advent of chromosome microarray analysis (CMA) for evaluation of patients with multiple congenital anomalies has made it possible to define chromosomal imbalances with greater precision and resolutions significantly smaller than possible by standard G-banded chromosome analysis. We describe two patients with novel chromosomal anomalies involving chromosome 22q13, a locus also associated with Phelan-McDermid syndrome (PMS). OBJECTIVE: We aim to characterize the novel phenotypic and genotypic findings of two patients with 22q13 microdeletions, distinct from PMS, comparing and contrasting with features of PMS...
April 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552738/dumbbell-shape-hydatid-cyst-of-meckel-cave-extending-to-cerebellopontine-angle-and-middle-fossa-surgical-technique-and-outcome-of-rare-case
#18
Mousa Taghipour, Arash Saffarrian, Fariborz Ghaffarpasand, Negar Azarpira
BACKGROUND: Cerebral hydatid cyst is among the rare presentations of echinococcosis. Almost all the reported cases of intracranial hydatid cysts are in the cortical regions (parietal lobe in the territory of the middle cerebral artery), and all have been removed surgically using the water jet dissection technique. However, in locations in which there are several neuronal structures, such as the cerebellopontine angle, this method might not be applicable. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 62-year-old lady presented to our outpatient clinic with left-sided facial deviation, inability to close the eyes, and diplopia since a month before...
August 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551487/high-resolution-t2-mri-in-the-diagnosis-of-cerebellopontine-angle-and-internal-auditory-canal-lesions
#19
Jonathan T Maslan, Christopher M Lack, Michael Zapadka, Tyler G Gasser, Eric Oliver
High resolution T2 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can provide exquisite detail of internal auditory canal (IAC) and cerebellopontine angle (CPA) lesions. In this retrospective case series, blinded imaging sequences were delivered to three radiologists and compared with previously archived clinical reads that were non-blinded and incorporated both T1+C and T2 sequences together. This article demonstrates high sensitivity and specificity for high resolution T2 MRI particularly with lesions >5mm. This suggests a role for high resolution T2 MRI as an initial screening sequence or as a surveillance sequence...
May 13, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546250/the-management-and-imaging-of-vestibular-schwannomas
#20
REVIEW
E P Lin, B T Crane
Vestibular schwannomas are the most common cerebellopontine angle tumor. During the past century, the management goals of vestibular schwannomas have shifted from total resection to functional preservation. Current treatment options include surgical resection, stereotactic radiosurgery, and observation. Imaging has become a crucial part of the initial screening, evaluation, and follow-up assessment of vestibular schwannomas. Recognizing and understanding the management objectives, various treatment modalities, expected posttreatment findings, and complications allows the radiologist to play an essential role in a multidisciplinary team by providing key findings relevant to treatment planning and outcome assessment...
May 25, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
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