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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668867/radiosurgery-with-a-rotating-gamma-system-a-very-effective-treatment-for-symptomatic-cerebral-cavernomas
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Pham Cam Phuong, Nguyen Duc Luan, Vo Thi Huyen Trang, Steven E Schild, Dirk Rades, Mai Trong Khoa
AIM: To evaluate the value of radiosurgery with a rotating gamma-system (RGS) for cerebral cavernomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seventy-nine patients with symptomatic cerebral cavernomas underwent RGS radiosurgery at the Bach Mai Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam. Median dose (single fraction) was 20 Gy (range=14-26 Gy). Endpoints included effect on headache, seizures and tumor size. RESULTS: Of 60 patients with headache, 17% had complete response, 82% partial response and 2% stable disease (best response)...
July 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503077/an-unusual-association-of-headache-epilepsy-and-late-onset-kleist-s-pseudodepression-syndrome-in-frontal-lobe-cavernoma-of-the-cerebral-left-hemisphere
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Domenico Chirchiglia, Attilio Della Torre, Domenico Murrone, Pasquale Chirchiglia, Rosa Marotta
Cerebral cavernous angioma or cavernoma is a benign vascular malformation, usually asymptomatic. It is infrequent and often its discovery is incidental, a so-called incidentaloma. However, these lesions can be symptomatic, causing headaches, epilepsy, cerebral hemorrhage and other neurological signs depending on the brain area involved. Frontal localization is responsible for psychiatric disorders, particularly the prefrontal region, leading to prefrontal syndrome, a condition common in all frontal lobe tumors...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492932/population-based-prevalence-of-cerebral-cavernous-malformations-in-older-adults-mayo-clinic-study-of-aging
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Kelly D Flemming, Jonathan Graff-Radford, Jeremiah Aakre, Kejal Kantarci, Giuseppe Lanzino, Robert D Brown, Michelle M Mielke, Rosebud O Roberts, Walter Kremers, David S Knopman, Ronald C Petersen, Clifford R Jack
Importance: The prevalence of cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) is unknown. Case ascertainment in most previous studies was based on autopsy data or clinical convenience samples, often without detailed clinical or radiologic information. Objective: To determine the prevalence of CCM in a population-based sample of older adults. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective imaging study included 4721 participants aged 50 to 89 years who were enrolled between January 1, 2004, and December 15, 2015, in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, a longitudinal, population-based study of residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota...
July 1, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484529/secondary-communicating-hydrocephalus-management-by-implantation-of-external-ventricular-shunt-and-minimal-gradual-increase-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-pressure
#4
Keyvan Mostofi, Madjid Samii
BACKGROUND: This paper presents a new management strategy explaining the process used by implantation of external ventricular drainage (EVD) and very gradual increase of intracranial pressure for treatment of acute hydrocephalus. During the last 30 years' experience in professional practice, the senior author (M.S.) discovered that there are some options of regulations between cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) production and resorption. This theory shows that minimal continuous increase of the CSF pressure as long as the patient general neurological condition is unchanged and appears as normal can lead to definitive treatment of hydrocephalus without needing to set a shunt...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422884/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-in-a-postpartum-hemorrhagic-woman-without-hypertension-a-case-report
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Chon-Fu Lio, Ying-Hua Lee, Hung-Yen Chan, Chang-Ching Yu, Nan-Jing Peng, Hung-Pin Chan
RATIONALE: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), which diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms and radiological features, is a neurotoxic disease characterized by a set of clinical manifestations, such as seizure, headache, visual, and/or consciousness disturbance. It is the first case of PRES followed by postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) without underlying disease. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 37-year-old healthy woman had PPH after caesarean section. Six days after delivery, headache occurred suddenly, followed by episodes of clonus seizure...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391022/reliable-the-value-of-early-postoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-after-cerebral-cavernous-malformation-surgery
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Bixia Chen, Sophia Göricke, Karsten Wrede, Ramazan Jabbarli, Thomas Wälchli, Max Jägersberg, Ulrich Sure, Philipp Dammann
BACKGROUND: Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCM) can cause intracerebral hemorrhage. The lesions themselves are frequently associated with perifocal hemosiderin deposits caused by repetitive microhemorrhages. Main indications for a surgical treatment are recurrent symptomatic hemorrhages or cavernoma-related epilepsy. After surgical resection, follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is usually performed to confirm 1) the complete resection of the CCM and, especially in cases of cavernoma-related epilepsy, 2) the complete resection of the hemosiderin deposits...
July 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387648/dysmorphic-features-frontal-cerebral-cavernoma-and-hyperglycemia-in-a-girl-with-a-de-novo-deletion-of-7-23-mb-in-region-7p13-p12-1
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Gilberto Pérez López, Beatriz Villafuerte Quispe, María José Cabrejas Núñez, Luis Castaño, Raquel Barrio
We describe the case of a 7 year old girl referred to our Diabetes Unit for hyperglycemia associated to facial dysmorphic features, intellectual disability and cerebral cavernomas, who was initially diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus (positive anti-IA2 antibody and HLA DR3/DR4/DQ2). In follow up, due to the evolution of the diabetes (very good metabolic control with low insulin dose and negative IA-2 antibodies - samples analyzed in two different laboratories-), first clinical suspicion was GCK-related Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY 2) by persistent mild hyperglycemia in the fasting state, which was substantiated in Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification (MLPA)...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377258/cavernoma-new-insights-from-an-unusual-case
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Giannis Sokratous, Ismail Ughratdar, Richard Selway, Safa Al-Sarraj, Keyoumars Ashkan
BACKGROUND: Rapid growth in cerebral cavernous malformation is rare. A review of the literature revealed 4 patients with known cerebral cavernous malformations who later developed a high-grade glioma at the same site. All 4 patients were females, ranging in age from 25 to 71 years, with imaging confirming rapid growth in the lesion. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present the case of a 71-year-old patient with known multiple cavernomas over many years in whom one lesion showed rapid expansion in size...
June 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314978/can-developmental-venous-anomalies-cause-seizures
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Claire Dussaule, Pascal Masnou, Ghaïdaa Nasser, Frédérique Archambaud, Cécile Cauquil-Michon, Jean-Paul Gagnepain, Viviane Bouilleret, Christian Denier
Developmental venous anomalies (DVAs) are congenital anatomical variants of normal venous drainage of normal brain. Although DVAs are often discovered on the occasion of a seizure, their involvement in epilepsy is poorly studied. Our objective was to determine whether DVA can cause seizures, in the cases where there is no associated lesion, including no cavernoma or dysplasia. Based on clinical history, cerebral MRI, EEG recording, and (18)F-FDG PET, we report 4 patients with DVA revealed by seizures. The first patient had a convulsive seizure caused by a hemorrhagic infarction due to thrombosis of her DVA...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208940/neurological-disorders-complicating-pregnancy-focus-on-obstetric-outcome
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Sandya Renukesh, Lavanya Rai
INTRODUCTION: Neurological disorders in pregnancy can be pregnancy related or can be caused by exacerbation of a pre-existing neurological condition or sometimes may even be detected for the first time during pregnancy in which it might be an incidental finding. The diagnosis and management of the neurological disorders in pregnancy is always a challenging task due to varied symptomatology and risks to the fetus. The evaluation and management should be performed in a stepwise fashion and requires multidisciplinary approach...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068754/intraventricular-cavernous-malformation-review-of-the-literature-and-report-of-three-cases-with-neuroendoscopic-resection
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Masoud Shirvani, Alireza Hajimirzabeigi
Intraventricular cavernomas (IVCs) are extremely infrequent and only occur in 2.8 to 10% of patients with cerebral cavernomas. We describe three IVC cases and briefly review previously documented IVC cases in PubMed. Among 136 IVC cases, the mean age of the patients was 36.5 years; the male-to-female ratio was 0.8. The most frequent location was the lateral ventricle (52.6%), and most of the clinical symptoms (74%) were related to mass effects on adjacent brain tissues. Intraventricular hemorrhage occurred in 22...
May 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061500/collision-tumor-composed-of-meningioma-and-cavernoma
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Jens Weigel, Markus Neher, Michael Schrey, Peter H Wünsch, Hans-Herbert Steiner
A true collision tumor is a rare entity composed of two histologically distinct neoplasms coinciding in the same organ. This paper reports a unique case of cerebral collision tumor consisting of two benign components. On the first hand, meningioma which is usually a benign lesion arising from the meningothelial cell in the arachnoidal membrane. On the other, cerebral cavernoma which is a well-circumscribed, benign vascular hamartoma within the brain. To our knowledge, there is no previously documented case of cerebral collision tumor consisting of two benign components...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999514/hemorrhagic-stroke-resulting-from-venous-malformation-at-20-weeks-of-pregnancy
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Nicole D Ulrich, Elizabeth R Lapeyre, Robert C Moore
BACKGROUND: Stroke in the pregnant patient is not a common occurrence. Despite its relative rarity, stroke during pregnancy is associated with high morbidity and mortality for both mother and infant. We report the case of a patient who experienced a hemorrhagic stroke during pregnancy because of venous cavernoma. CASE REPORT: A 34-year-old patient, gravida 5 para 1-0-3-1, presented to labor and delivery triage at 21 weeks, 0 days' gestation with the concern of sudden-onset right-sided facial, arm, and leg numbness and weakness...
2016: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890756/cavernous-angioma-of-the-cerebral-aqueduct
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Alberto Feletti, Stavros Dimitriadis, Giacomo Pavesi
BACKGROUND: Among the rare intraventricular cavernomas, purely intra-aqueductal cavernomas are exceptionally rare. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 62-year-old patient presented with progressive headache, memory loss, gait instability, and urinary incontinence. Magnetic resonance imaging showed the presence of a mass lesion located in the lumen of the cerebral aqueduct, associated with triventricular hydrocephalus. CONCLUSIONS: We discuss the rationale that led us to treat hydrocephalus with neuroendoscopy, which offered the possibility to directly inspect the intra-aqueductal lesion, make the diagnosis of cavernoma, and treat symptoms resulting from hydrocephalus without increasing the risk of bleeding...
February 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790124/cerebral-cavernous-malformation-a-portuguese-family-with-a-novel-ccm1-mutation
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João Pedro Marto, Inês Gil, Sofia Calado, Miguel Viana-Baptista
INTRODUCTION: Cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) is a vascular disorder characterized by the presence of central nervous system cavernomas. In familial forms, mutations in three genes (CCM1/KRIT1, CCM2/MGC4607 and CCM3/PDCD10) were identified. We describe a Portuguese family harboring a novel CCM1 mutation. CASE PRESENTATION: The proband is a woman who at the age of 55 years started to have complex partial seizures and episodic headache. Although nothing was found during her neurological examination, brain MRI showed bilateral, supra- and infratentorial cavernomas...
September 2016: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694117/radiation-induced-cerebral-vascular-malformations-at-biopsy
#16
B K Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, Kevin O Lillehei
Radiation-induced vascular "malformations", designated cavernous hemangiomas/cavernomas ("RICHs"), are seldom biopsied and are usually diagnosed based on neuroimaging features. They are an increasingly recognized complication of both CNS external beam radiation therapy and stereotactic radiosurgery. We identified 13 patients with radiation-induced vascular "malformations" in our surgical neuropathology databases searched from 2000 to 2016; 4 had received their therapy during childhood; 5 had received radiosurgery...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651109/multiple-cerebrospinal-cavernous%C3%A2-angiomas
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M Kodeeswaran, Reshmi Udesh, L Ramya, S Jothi Kumar
Cavernous angiomas represent 5-12% of all spinal vascular lesions and 1% of all intramedullary lesions in pediatric patients. Intramedullary spinal cavernomas are relatively rare with only 24 cases reported till date to the best of our knowledge. A 15 -year-old boy presented to the clinic with acute onset motor weakness in all four limbs. He was diagnosed with multiple cerebral cavernomas and an acutely bleeding spinal cavernoma. Complete surgical excision of the spinal cavernoma was done. Postoperatively the patient's weakness gradually improved to a power of 4/5 in all his limbs over a period of 10 days...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27562580/de%C3%A2-novo-formation-of-cerebral-cavernous-malformation-adjacent-to-existing-developmental-venous-anomaly-an-effect-of-change-in-venous-pressure-associated-with-management-of-a-complex-dural-arterio-venous-fistula
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Hariprakash Chakravarthy, Tzu-Kang Lin, Yao-Liang Chen, Yi-Ming Wu, Chin-Hua Yeh, Ho-Fai Wong
This is a case report of de novo development of two cerebral cavernous malformations adjacent to existing developmental venous anomalies. The development of cavernomas was noted over a follow-up period of 10 years. These developments happened during the course of staged endovascular management of a complex dural arterio-venous fistula along the right sphenoid wing. The patient presented with a proptosis secondary to lympho-haemangiomatous lesion of the fronto-orbital region and a high-flow right sphenoid wing dural arterio-venous fistula...
December 2016: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27542564/quality-of-life-after-surgery-for-cerebral-cavernoma-brainstem-versus-nonbrainstem-location
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Jan Frederick Cornelius, Katharina Kürten, Igor Fischer, Daniel Hänggi, Hans Jakob Steiger
OBJECTIVE: We sought to analyze long-term outcome and quality of life after surgery of cerebral cavernomas (CCs) with special regard to localization (brainstem vs. nonbrainstem). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study in a tertiary care center (2000-2010). Clinical charts were analyzed. Health-related quality of life (QoL) was evaluated with the Short Form-36 questionnaire. RESULTS: The study included 60 patients (21 male, 39 female, mean age 39...
November 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27423555/propranolol-stops-progressive-multiple-cerebral-cavernoma-in-an-adult-patient
#20
Matthias Reinhard, Florian Schuchardt, Stephan Meckel, Jürgen Heinz, Ute Felbor, Ulrich Sure, Ulrich Geisen
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of a patient with multiple cerebral cavernous malformations (CCM). OBSERVATION: A 22year old man with mild von Willebrand disease presented with two occipital CCM, one of them with acute hemorrhage. Genetic testing for CCM1-3 did not reveal a mutation. Over a period of 54months, the patient suffered 26 new CCM hemorrhages despite multiple treatment attempts including thalidomide, simvastatin and hemostatic factors. Only after initiation of propranolol, which has already been successfully used in three children with giant cerebral cavernoma, the occurrence of new CCM with hemorrhages was completely stopped already at dose of 30mg daily - now for a period of 26months and without any other medications...
August 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
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