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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210639/an-interesting-case-of-tolosa-hunt-syndrome-in-a-young-male
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Ghulam Murtaza, Nicholas Konowitz, Hannah Lu, Anadil Faqah, Aneesh Kuruvilla
Tolosa-Hunt syndrome is a rare disease with a limited number of cases reported in the literature. It typically presents with orbital pain associated with palsy of the third, fourth, or sixth cranial nerve. We present an interesting case of Tolosa-Hunt syndrome in a young male who responded well to high-dose steroids and in a few days had significant improvement in his retro-orbital pain and ocular movements.
January 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209642/orbital-infarction-with-haematoma-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Matthew R Edmunds, Lucilla Butler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203571/evolutionary-history-of-multiple-dural-fistula
#3
Braulio Martinez-Burbano, Edgar Patricio Correa Diaz, Carolina Jácome Sánchez
Intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) are abnormal communications between arteries and veins or dural venous sinuses, which sit between the sheets of the dura. They represent 10% to 15% of intracranial vascular malformations. Clinical manifestations and prognosis depend on the pattern of venous drainage and location. The clinical presentation of DAVF may be mistaken for vascular or nonvascular brain pathologies. For that reason, within the differential diagnosis come a wide range of conditions, such as secondary headaches, encephalopathies, dementias including those with rapid progression, neurodegenerative diseases, inflammatory processes, or tumors typically at the orbital level or in the cavernous sinus...
October 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185781/classification-of-orbital-exenteration-and-reconstruction
#4
Marco R Kesting, Steffen Koerdt, Niklas Rommel, Thomas Mücke, Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Christopher P Nobis, Florian Ringel, Gesche Frohwitter
Orbital exenteration (OE) is considered to be a mutilating surgical procedure reserved for relentlessly progressive neoplastic disorders or extensive facial trauma with unfavourable eye involvement. Malignant tumours, accounting for the majority of ablative orbital surgeries, may be caused by primary orbital tumours or secondarily by neoplasias from the surrounding skin, the maxillary sinus or intracranial malignomas. Orbital exenteration following trauma is mostly caused by penetrating globe defects or extended infections with the danger of intracranial effects...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185649/treatment-by-rituximab-on-six-grave-s-ophthalmopathies-resistant-to-corticosteroids
#5
Flavien Précausta, Sophie Arsène, Peggy Renoult-Pierre, Boris Laure, Lise Crinière, Pierre-Jean Pisella
OBJECTIVES: Graves' ophthalmopathy occurs in 50% of Graves' disease cases. Treatment is based on smoking cessation, and control of the euthyroidism and ocular repercussions associated with the disease. The active orbital forms are treated with glucocorticoids. Non-validated therapies have also been recently tested. Rituximab has been effectively used several times to treat corticosteroid-resistant Graves' ophthalmopathy associated with an optic neuropathy, but its use could be proposed only in inflammatory ophthalmopathies after failure of the corticosteroids...
February 6, 2017: Annales D'endocrinologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170118/image-guided-interstitial-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-in-the-treatment-of-inoperable-recurrent-head-and-neck-malignancies-an-effective-option-of-reirradiation
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Nikolaos Tselis, Efstratios Karagiannis, Christos Kolotas, Mehran Baghi, Natasa Milickovic, Nikolaos Zamboglou
BACKGROUND: In recurrent head and neck cancer, therapeutic options are limited and high-quality evidence is rare. The purpose of this report was to present our experience of CT-guided interstitial high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy in 4 challenging cases of inoperable recurrent head and neck cancer. METHODS: A 53-year-old man with mucosal melanoma of the paranasal sinuses, a 61-year-old man with myofibroblastic sarcoma of the nasal cavity, a 51-year-old woman with nasopharyngeal cancer, and a 44-year-old woman with orbital leiomyosarcoma were treated with reirradiation by HDR brachytherapy after previous comprehensive therapy, including full course external radiotherapy (RT)...
February 7, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165852/current-approach-to-the-diagnosis-of-igg4-related-disease-combination-of-comprehensive-diagnostic-and-organ-specific-criteria
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Hisanori Umehara, Kazuichi Okazaki, Takuji Nakamura, Tomomi Satoh-Nakamura, Akio Nakajima, Mitsuhiro Kawano, Tsuneyo Mimori, Tsutomu Chiba
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a fascinating clinical entity proposed by Japanese investigators, and includes a wide variety of diseases, formerly diagnosed as Mikulicz's disease (MD), autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP), interstitial nephritis, prostatitis, retroperitoneal fibrosis, etc. Although all clinicians in every field of medicine may encounter this new disease, a unifying diagnostic criteria has not been established. In 2011, the Japanese IgG4 team, organized by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) of Japan, published comprehensive diagnostic criteria for IgG4-RD...
February 6, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165607/prevalence-of-eyelid-laxity-and-its-association-with-ophthalmic-findings-and-disease-severity-in-patients-with-keratoconus
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Mohammad Naderan, Ali Jahanrad, Mahgol Farjadnia
PURPOSE: To investigate the prevalence of eyelid laxity and quantify eyelid measurements in normal and keratoconic eyes and the correlations of these findings with ophthalmic parameters and disease severity in patients with keratoconus (KC). METHODS: In a prospective case-control study, prevalence of eyelid laxity and eyelid measurements were evaluated in 53 patients with KC and the same number of matched healthy controls. The eyelid measurements were compared between the groups, as well as mean keratometry (K), central and thinnest corneal thickness (CCT and TCT), astigmatism, manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE), best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), and severity of KC according to the Keratoconus Severity Score...
February 3, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162948/effects-of-obstructive-carotid-artery-disease-on-ocular-circulation-and-the-safety-of-carotid-artery-stenting
#9
Mehmet Yunus Emiroglu, Mert Evlice, Mustafa Akcakoyun, Murat Velioglu, Mustafa Agca, Yasa Kaynar Topal, Ramazan Kargin, Mustafa Caliskan
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to examine the ophthalmic artery flow changes in patients with obstructive carotid artery disease, evaluate the orbital blood flow changes after carotid artery stenting and assess the safety of carotid stenting procedure by using transorbital colour and spectral Doppler sonography. METHODS: Thirty-one consecutive patients scheduled for carotid stenting with severe internal carotid artery stenosis (>60%; the study group) and 30 control subjects were included...
December 31, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151875/java-brucea-and-chinese-herbal-medicine-for-the-treatment-of-cholesterol-granuloma-in-the-suprasellar-and-sellar-regions-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Zhe Sun, Yang Cao, Lin-Zhu Zhai
RATIONALE: A cholesterol granuloma (CG) is usually found in the middle ear, papilla, orbits, petrous apex, and choroid plexus, but is highly uncommon in the skull. In spite of benign clinicopathological lesions, bone erosion can be seen occasionally in the patient with CG. The optimal treatment strategy is radical surgery, but complete excision is usually impossible due to anatomical restrictions and a risk of injury to the key structures located nearby. Here, we report a patient with CGs in the suprasellar and sellar regions who was successfully treated with Java brucea and Chinese herbal medicine...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146362/epiphora-as-first-presenting-sign-of-primary-extranodal-nk-t-cell-lymphoma-of-the-lacrimal-sac
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Mikel Mikhail, René P Michel, Jeffrey Chankowsky, Bryan Arthurs
A 28-year-old Caucasian female presented with a six-month history of epiphora of the right eye. Diagnostic lacrimal syringing revealed obstruction of the right nasolacrimal duct. During external dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR), the lacrimal sac had an unusual papillary appearance. Frozen sections suggested malignant lymphoid cells. Pathologic examination revealed extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type. Imaging revealed a mass lesion centered on the lacrimal sac. The authors describe the youngest Caucasian patient with a primary NK/T-cell lymphoma of the lacrimal sac, as well as the first case presenting with epiphora as the sole presenting symptom, reported in the literature...
February 1, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145930/combined-endoscopic-and-trans-palpebral-orbital-reconstruction-for-silent-sinus-syndrome
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Riccardo Tieghi, Nicola Malagutti, Luisa Valente, Giulia Carnevali, Luigi C Clauser
Silent Sinus Syndrome is defined as a painless spontaneous and progressive enophthalmos and hypoglobus with maxillary sinus hypoplasia and orbital floor resorption. It is caused by maxillary sinus atelectasis in a setting of ipsilateral chronic maxillary sinus hypoventilation. The syndrome was first described in 1964 by Montgomery, but the term "Silent Sinus Syndrome" was not coined until 1994 by Soparkar. The aetiology is still controversial: some authors postulate a basal hypoplastic sinus, other suggest an acquired process due to an obstruction of the ostium in the medium meatus...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141624/dilated-superior-ophthalmic-vein-clinical-and-radiographic-features-of-113-cases
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Christopher R Adam, Carol L Shields, Justin Gutman, H Joon Kim, Brent Hayek, John W Shore, Alexandra Braunstein, Flora Levin, Bryan J Winn, Ivan Vrcek, Ronald Mancini, Craig Linden, Christina Choe, Mithra Gonzalez, David Altschul, Santiago Ortega-Gutierrez, Srinivasan Paramasivam, Johanna T Fifi, Alejandro Berenstein, Vikram Durairaj, Roman Shinder
PURPOSE: Dilated superior ophthalmic vein (SOV) is an uncommon radiographic finding. The authors review the presentation, etiology, radiography, and visual implications of 113 patients with dilated SOV. METHODS: An observational case series and multicenter retrospective chart review were conducted. There were 113 patients with a dilated SOV. Outcome measures included patient demographics, clinical features, radiographic findings, diagnosis, and treatment, and treatment outcomes were assessed...
January 30, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135745/-diagnostic-management-of-exophthalmos
#14
A Klingenstein, C Hintschich
Exophthalmos is a common and important symptom in orbital consultation. It can be either uni- or bilateral. A wide spectrum of benign and malignant diseases has to be considered and evaluated for differential diagnosis, in order to maintain complete ocular function and to lead the patient to adequate therapy. Exophthalmos can be accompanied by variable symptoms, ranging from neurogenic or myogenic to corneal alterations. Symptoms at presentation depend on the underlying disease and may manifest systemically...
January 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130184/amygdala-prefrontal-cortex-resting-state-functional-connectivity-varies-with-first-depressive-or-manic-episode-in-bipolar-disorder
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Shengnan Wei, Haiyang Geng, Xiaowei Jiang, Qian Zhou, Miao Chang, Yifang Zhou, Ke Xu, Yanqing Tang, Fei Wang
BACKGROUND: Bipolar disorder (BD) is one of the most complex mental illnesses, characterized by interactive depressive and manic states that are 2 contrary symptoms of disease states. The bilateral amygdala and prefrontal cortex (PFC) appear to play critical roles in BD; however, abnormalities seem to manifest differently in the 2 states and may provide further insight into underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Sixteen participants with first-episode depressive and 13 participants with first-episode manic states of bipolar disorder as well as 30 healthy control (HC) participants underwent resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)...
January 25, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127991/tshr-as-a-therapeutic-target-in-graves-disease
#16
Terry Smith
Introduction Graves' disease (GD) and thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) are thought to result from actions of pathogenic antibodies mediated through the thyrotropin receptor (TSHR). This leads to the unregulated consequences of the antibody-mediated receptor activity in the thyroid and connective tissues of the orbit. Recent studies reveal antibodies that appear to be directed against the insulin-like growth factor-I receptor (IGF-IR). Areas covered In this brief article, I attempt to review the fundamental characteristics of the TSHR, its role in GD and TAO, and its relationship to IGF-IR...
January 27, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122678/tumid-lupus-an-unexpected-diagnosis-for-the-otolaryngologist
#17
Gina D Jefferson, Vinay K Aakalu, Marylee Braniecki
Tumid lupus is an uncommon variant of lupus erythematosus. Patients present with subcutaneous lesions. Ophthalmic literature reports disease manifestation as orbital inflammation. Autoimmune serology is often negative. Without a high index of suspicion, the diagnosis is easily overlooked delaying treatment. Tumid lupus is not significantly discussed in the Otolaryngologic literature. Here we present a Case Report of a male who initially presented to Ophthalmology with unilateral orbital complaint of eyelid puffiness...
January 17, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118197/antronasal-polyp-extending-to-orbital-fossa
#18
Hanifi Bayaroğullari, Gülen Burakgazi, Şemsettin Okuyucu
Sinonasal infections and nasal polyps can be taken as 2 components of a disease. Polyps due to chronic inflammations of nasal cavity and sinuses are not rare. They may present with various clinical signs and symptoms, while the secondary complications may cause serious problems. They are most commonly treated medically, although surgery is the therapy of choice in some conditions. The complications can be listed as mucocele formation, orbital inflammation, intracranial extension by erosion of the boney structures...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118187/might-trauma-be-a-triggering-factor-for-craniofacial-fibrous-dysplasia
#19
Mehmet Onur Yüksel, Mehmet Sabri Gürbüz, Hilmi Onder Okay, Mehmet Esref Kabalar
Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a rare, benign disease of unclear etiology where normal bone is replaced with abnormal fibrous and weak osseous tissue. Any bone of the skeleton might be involved but skull is one of the most commonly affected sites. Fibrous dysplasia is known to be caused by a genetic mutation leading to inappropriate proliferation and differentiation of osteoblastic cells. However; it is not known whether any triggering factor exists which might contribute to this genetic mutation. The authors postulated that trauma might be a triggering factor for this disease...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099231/vemurafenib-braf-inhibitor-therapy-for-orbital-erdheim-chester-disease
#20
Adit Gupta, Amir Yeganeh, Daniel Rootman, Robert Goldberg
Erdheim-Chester disease is a rare xanthogranulomatous systemic disease, which involves the orbit in some cases. Through this case report, the authors review the treatment modalities used in orbital Erdheim-Chester disease and explore a newer modality of treatment. Cases of orbital Erdheim-Chester disease were identified in the literature utilizing a PubMed search and all the treatment modalities were reviewed. The response to treatment of orbital Erdheim-Chester disease has been poor with the various medical and surgical treatment modalities used in the past...
January 17, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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