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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327920/of-bubbles-and-layers-which-cerebral-cavernous-malformations-are-most-difficult-to-dissect-from-surrounding-eloquent-brain-tissue
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Philipp Dammann, Karsten Wrede, Ramazan Jabbarli, Oliver Müller, Christoph Mönninghoff, Michael Forsting, Ulrich Sure
BACKGROUND: Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCM) may lead to repetitive intracerebral hemorrhage. In selected cases, a surgical resection is indicated. OBJECTIVE: To identify magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of CCM that correlate with the difficulty of dissection and postoperative outcome. METHODS: This study prospectively analyzed pre- and postoperative MRI features, intraoperative findings (surgical questionnaire), and postoperative outcome of 41 patients with eloquent CCM...
March 10, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319946/rebleeding-and-outcome-in-patients-with-symptomatic-brain-stem-cavernomas
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Antonio Arauz, Hernán M Patiño-Rodriguez, Mónica Chavarria-Medina, Mayra Becerril, Gabriel Mauricio Longo, Edgar Nathal
PURPOSE: We sought to evaluate the long-term functional outcomes and identify the potential risk factors for rebleeding in patients with brain stem cavernous malformations (BCMs) who presented with hemorrhages and were surgically or conservatively treated and prospectively monitored. METHODS: From January 1990 to July 2015, we included patients with first hemorrhagic episodes secondary to single BCMs. Modified Rankin score (mRS) was used for neurological status assessment...
March 21, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318403/familial-cerebral-cavernous-malformations-are-associated-with-adrenal-calcifications-on-ct-scans-an-imaging-biomarker-for-a-hereditary-cerebrovascular-condition
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Corinne D Strickland, Steven C Eberhardt, Mary R Bartlett, Jeffrey Nelson, Helen Kim, Leslie A Morrison, Blaine L Hart
Purpose To determine if adrenal calcifications seen at computed tomography (CT) are associated with familial cerebral cavernous malformations (fCCMs) in carriers of the CCM1 Common Hispanic Mutation. Materials and Methods This study was approved by the institutional review board. The authors retrospectively reviewed abdominal CT scans in 38 patients with fCCM, 38 unaffected age- and sex-matched control subjects, and 13 patients with sporadic, nonfamilial cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM). The size, number, and laterality of calcifications and the morphologic characteristics of the adrenal gland were recorded...
March 20, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303206/post-irradiation-lumbosacral-radiculopathy-associated-with-multiple-cavernous-malformations-of-the-cauda-equina-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Doniel Drazin, Ari Kappel, Stefan Withrow, Tiffany Perry, Ray Chu, Surasak Phuphanich
BACKGROUND: Multiple radiation-induced cavernous malformations of the cauda equina are extremely rare. A review of the literature suggested that the post-irradiation lumbosacral radiculopathy in our patient was most likely associated with a diagnosis of multiple radiation-induced cavernous malformations of the cauda equina. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 76-year-old man with a remote history of abdominal radiation therapy presented with a 6-month history of progressively worsening right foot drop and balance impairment...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298049/the-interpeduncular-fossa-approach-for-resection-of-ventromedial-midbrain-lesions
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M Yashar S Kalani, Kaan Yağmurlu, Robert F Spetzler
The authors describe the interpeduncular fossa safe entry zone as a route for resection of ventromedial midbrain lesions. To illustrate the utility of this novel safe entry zone, the authors provide clinical data from 2 patients who underwent contralateral orbitozygomatic transinterpeduncular fossa approaches to deep cavernous malformations located medial to the oculomotor nerve (cranial nerve [CN] III). These cases are supplemented by anatomical information from 6 formalin-fixed adult human brainstems and 4 silicone-injected adult human cadaveric heads on which the fiber dissection technique was used...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291420/de-novo-formation-of-a-large-cavernoma-associated-with-a-congenital-torcular-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-case-report
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Waleed Brinjikji, Kelly D Flemming, Giuseppe Lanzino
The authors report a case of a developmentally normal child with a congenital complex torcular dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) who later, in his teenage years, developed several vermian cavernomas within a large cerebellar developmental venous anomaly (DVA). The patient had initially presented with an abnormally large head circumference but no neurological deficits. He underwent several partial embolization procedures in an attempt to decrease the blood supply of the fistula over the course of 8 years. Nine years following initial presentation, he presented with a fourth ventricular hemorrhage, due to development of a new vermian cavernoma adjacent to a previously known vermian DVA and suffered subsequent mild left-sided hemiataxia from which he later recovered...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289766/-complications-and-monitoring-standards-after-elective-craniotomy-in-germany
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C Henker, C Schmelter, J Piek
BACKGROUND: The increasing endeavors to make inpatient treatment processes more effective leads to a reduction of the length of stay in hospital and minimization of postoperative monitoring. Therefore, the aim of our study was to determine potential postoperative complications for neurosurgical patients undergoing elective surgery with respect to assessment of the relevance for intensive medical care. Furthermore, our approach was compared with the standard of postoperative care of such patients in Germany...
March 13, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285997/ccm-3-promotes-c-%C3%A2-elegans-germline-development-by-regulating-vesicle-trafficking-cytokinesis-and-polarity
#8
Swati Pal, Benjamin Lant, Bin Yu, Ruilin Tian, Jiefei Tong, Jonathan R Krieger, Michael F Moran, Anne-Claude Gingras, W Brent Derry
Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) are vascular defects of the CNS that arise from loss of integrity of the endothelial cells lining blood capillaries, causing leakage of blood into the brain [1]. This results in headaches, seizures, and/or hemorrhagic stroke, depending on the location of the lesion. CCM affects 0.5% of the population and follows an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern caused by mutations in one of the three genes: CCM1 (gene name KRIT1), CCM2 (also known as malcavernin or OSM), and CCM3 (gene name PDCD10) [2, 3], with the earliest onset and most severe prognosis occurring in CCM3 patients [4]...
March 20, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274277/the-efficacy-of-resection-of-an-intradural-extramedullary-foramen-magnum-cavernous-malformation-presenting-with-repeated-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-case-report
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Tomoya Oishi, Naoto Sakai, Tetsuro Sameshima, Hiroshi Kawaji, Hiroki Namba
BACKGROUND: Intradural extramedullary cavernous angiomas of the central nervous system are a rare type of cavernous angioma, but they can cause fatal subarachnoid hemorrhage. The efficacy of resection for this type of cavernous malformations remains uncertain. This is the first report to recommend surgical resection of these types of lesions regardless of the fatal condition. CASE PRESENTATION: Our patient was a 70-year-old Japanese man who experienced a sudden onset of an occipital headache, followed by bilateral abducens nerve palsy...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266042/rare-case-of-vascular-malformations-in-both-skin-and-brain-case-report-and-published-work-review
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Masahiro Oka, Masanobu Sakaguchi, Takeshi Fukumoto, Shin-Ichiro Seki, Chikako Nishigori
Solitary venous malformation (VM) of the skin, previously known as cavernous hemangioma, is frequently observed in the dermatological field, but multiple acquired VM are rare. We present a case of multiple VM of the skin associated with multiple cerebral cavernous malformations (CCM) in a 70-year-old Japanese woman. In addition, we summarize seven reported similar cases, including the present case. That some reports have described concomitant VM of the skin and CCM, together with the present case, suggests a tight relationship or a common pathogenetic pathway between these two diseases...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255959/a-novel-ccm1-krit1-heterozygous-nonsense-mutation-c-1864c-t-associated-with-familial-cerebral-cavernous-malformation-a-genetic-insight-from-an-8-year-continuous-observational-study
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Chenlong Yang, Van Halm-Lutterodt Nicholas, Jizong Zhao, Bingquan Wu, Haohao Zhong, Yan Li, Yulun Xu
Cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) is a congenital vascular abnormality that predominantly affects the central nervous system, but that sometimes encroaches other vital tissues, including the retina, skin, and even liver. The familial form of CCM (FCCM) is considered to be an autosomal dominant disease with incomplete penetrance and variable expression, which is often attributed to mutations in three genes: CCM1, CCM2, and CCM3. We screened a Chinese family diagnosed with FCCM by using Sanger sequencing...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236596/ascending-spinal-cord-infarction-secondary-to-recurrent-spinal-cord-cavernous-malformation-hemorrhage
#12
Geoffrey D Huntley, Michael W Ruff, Stephen B Hicks, Micah D Yost, Jimmy R Fulgham
We report a case of a 58-year-old Hispanic man who developed ascending paraparesis over several weeks secondary to recurrent hemorrhages and resulting in spinal cord ischemia from a low thoracic spinal cord cavernous malformation. The patient's deterioration was attributed to recurrent hemorrhage of a thoracic intramedullary cavernous malformation at T11 resulting in vascular congestion and spinal cord ischemia. The patient was found to have a heterozygous mutation on exon 13 of gene KRIT1, which was consistent with autosomal dominant familial cerebral cavernous malformations...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235955/validation-of-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformation-hemodynamics-assessed-by-dsa-using-quantitative-magnetic-resonance-angiography-preliminary-study
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Sophia F Shakur, Denise Brunozzi, Ahmed E Hussein, Andreas Linninger, Chih-Yang Hsu, Fady T Charbel, Ali Alaraj
BACKGROUND: The hemodynamic evaluation of cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) using DSA has not been validated against true flow measurements. OBJECTIVE: To validate AVM hemodynamics assessed by DSA using quantitative magnetic resonance angiography (QMRA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients seen at our institution between 2007 and 2016 with a supratentorial AVM and DSA and QMRA obtained before any treatment were retrospectively reviewed...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229997/pregnancy-combined-with-epilepsy-and-cerebral-cavernous-malformation
#14
Ya-Lan Xu, Jun-Tao Liu, Yi-Jun Song, Xi-Ya Zhou, Qing-Wei Qi, Xu-Ming Bian, Zhi-Qin Xu, Lei Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217393/rare-association-of-secondary-superficial-siderosis-caused-by-a-fourth-ventricle-hemorrhagic-ependymoma-mimicking-a-cavernoma-case-report-and-literature-review
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Eduardo E Espinosa Rodríguez, Rodrigo Carrasco Moro, Juan S Martínez San Millán, Héctor G Pian Arias
BACKGROUND: The association of a hemorrhagic tumor with secondary superficial siderosis (SS) is a relatively rare although well described phenomenon. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present the case report of a 35-year-old male with a history of drowsiness, hypoacusia, drop attacks, and multidirectional nystagmus during the last 2 months, who presented with acute obstructive hydrocephalus caused by a fourth ventricle mass displaying radiological signs of repeated intra and extratumoral hemorrhage with SS...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215457/synchronous-ipsilateral-cavernous-malformations-of-the-trochlear-nerve
#16
Christopher S Graffeo, William R Copeland, Perkins Mukunyadzi, Ali F Krisht
BACKGROUND: Cranial nerve cavernous malformations (CM) are rare benign congenital vascular anomalies, with approximately 44 preceding cases in the literature. We report the fifth case of trochlear CM, as well as the first instance of two discrete CM occurring simultaneously along the same cranial nerve. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A fifty-seven year-old man presented with several years of diplopia; physical examination identified a complete left trochlear nerve paralysis...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212190/endothelial-cell-disease-emerging-knowledge-from-cerebral-cavernous-malformations
#17
Maria Grazia Lampugnani, Matteo Malinverno, Elisabetta Dejana
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Endothelial cells dysfunctions are crucial determinants of several human diseases. We review here the most recent reports on endothelial cell defects in cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs), particularly focusing on adherens junctions. CCM is a vascular disease that affects specifically the venous microvessels of the central nervous system and which is caused by loss-of-function mutation in any one of the three CCM genes (CCM1, 2 or 3) in endothelial cells. The phenotypic result of these mutations are focal vascular malformations that are permeable and fragile causing neurological symptoms and occasionally haemorrhagic stroke...
February 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203571/evolutionary-history-of-multiple-dural-fistula
#18
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/28184444/impact-of-timing-of-intervention-among-397-consecutively-treated-brainstem-cavernous-malformations
#19
Hasan A Zaidi, Michael A Mooney, Michael R Levitt, Alexander B Dru, Adib A Abla, Robert F Spetzler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181149/genome-wide-sequencing-reveals-micrornas-downregulated-in-cerebral-cavernous-malformations
#20
Souvik Kar, Kiran Kumar Bali, Arpita Baisantry, Robert Geffers, Amir Samii, Helmut Bertalanffy
Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCM) are vascular lesions associated with loss-of-function mutations in one of the three genes encoding KRIT1 (CCM1), CCM2, and PDCD10. Recent understanding of the molecular mechanisms that lead to CCM development is limited. The role of microRNAs (miRNAs) has been demonstrated in vascular pathologies resulting in loss of tight junction proteins, increased vascular permeability and endothelial cell dysfunction. Since the relevance of miRNAs in CCM pathophysiology has not been elucidated, the primary aim of the study was to identify the miRNA-mRNA expression network associated with CCM...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
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