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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736615/pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations-complicated-by-splenic-infarction-and-abscess
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Jun Naito, Hajime Kasai, Masaki Suga, Toshihiko Sugiura, Nobuhiro Tanabe, Koichiro Tatsumi
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM) is an abnormal blood vessel connecting a pulmonary artery and a vein, and is accompanied by paradoxical embolism to other organs due to a right-to-left shunt. We report the case of a 66-year-old woman with PAVM complicated by splenic infarction and abscess. Although the PAVM had been detected on a chest image 2 years previously, and she had been advised to have further investigations, she decided not to follow this further at the time. She then visited our hospital complaining of worsening dyspnoea on exertion...
September 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735438/adenosine-assisted-neurovascular-surgery-initial-case-series-and-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Alaa Al-Mousa, Gahan Bose, Katharine Hunt, Ahmed K Toma
Cerebral aneurysms in complex anatomical locations and intraoperative rupture of aneurysms are challenging for neurosurgeons and anaesthetists alike. Mechanical and non-mechanical methods to reduce blood flow into aneurysms are well-recognised techniques to facilitate aneurysm exclusion from the circulation. Mechanical methods like temporary clipping of parent arteries, carotid artery ligation and endovascular balloon occlusion are commonly used in clinical practice. However, non-mechanical techniques such as rapid ventricular pacing and adenosine-induced cardiac standstill with hypotension are still emerging strategies...
July 22, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732833/the-multiple-dimensions-of-platypnea-orthodeoxia-syndrome-a-review
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REVIEW
Abhinav Agrawal, Atul Palkar, Arunabh Talwar
Platypnea-Orthodeoxia syndrome (POS) is a rare clinical entity characterized by dyspnea and arterial desaturation while in the upright position. The various pathophysiologic mechanisms leading to POS has puzzled clinicians for years. The hypoxia in POS has been attributed to the mixing of the deoxygenated venous blood with the oxygenated arterial blood via a shunt. The primary mechanisms of POS in these patients can be broadly classified based on intracardiac abnormalities, extracardiac abnormalities and miscellaneous etiologies...
August 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715722/surgical-management-of-scalp-arteriovenous-malformations-using-a-novel-surgical-technique-case-series
#4
Srihari Bangalore Gangadharaswamy, Nagarjun Maulyavantham Nagaraj, Balaji Sanjeev Pai
INTRODUCTION: Scalp AVM (SAVM) is a rare condition. Although surgical excision is considered as definitive treatment for these lesions, troublesome intraoperative bleeding may pose a challenge. Embolization as an alternative modality is gaining popularity. Proximal feeding artery temporary clipping has been utilized by the authors in this series to address troublesome intraoperative bleeding. PRESENTATION OF CASES: The authors present their experience in the surgical management of 3 cases with SAVMs using proximal feeding artery temporary occlusion followed by total surgical excision...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712903/multimodality-treatment-of-posterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery-aneurysms
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Justin R Mascitelli, Kurt Yaeger, Daniel Wei, Christopher P Kellner, Thomas J Oxley, Reade A De Leacy, Johanna T Fifi, Aman B Patel, Thomas P Naidich, Joshua B Bederson, J Mocco
OBJECT: Posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysms are heterogeneous, uncommon lesions that can be treated in many fashions. Many previous series have focused on a specific aneurysm subset or treatment paradigm. The aim of this study was to present a comprehensive approach for all PICA aneurysms and analyze outcomes by PICA location. METHODS: All PICA aneurysms treated from 2012 until present were reviewed retrospectively and classified by location. Angiographic and clinical outcome were assessed...
July 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710086/onyx-embolization-prior-to-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-a-single-center-treatment-algorithm
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John D Nerva, Jason Barber, Michael R Levitt, Jason K Rockhill, Danial K Hallam, Basavaraj V Ghodke, Laligam N Sekhar, Louis J Kim
BACKGROUND: Embolization before stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for brain arteriovenous malformations (BAVMs) is controversial. OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical and radiographic outcomes in patients undergoing pre-SRS embolization with ethylene copolymer (Onyx) with outcomes in patients undergoing SRS alone. METHODS: Seventy consecutive patients with BAVMs who underwent SRS were retrospectively reviewed. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to assess the factors associated with radiographic obliteration and complication...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686111/delayed-treatment-of-ruptured-brain-avms-is-it-ok-to-wait
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Jeffrey S Beecher, Kristopher Lyon, Vin Shen Ban, Awais Vance, Cameron M McDougall, Louis A Whitworth, Jonathan A White, Duke Samson, H Hunt Batjer, Babu G Welch
OBJECTIVE Despite a hemorrhagic presentation, many patients with arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) do not require emergency resection. The timing of definitive management is not standardized in the cerebrovascular community. This study was designed to evaluate the safety of delaying AVM treatment in clinically stable patients with a new hemorrhagic presentation. The authors examined the rate of rehemorrhage or neurological decline in a cohort of patients with ruptured brain AVMs during a period of time posthemorrhage...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684369/concomitant-lumbosacral-perimedullary-arteriovenous-fistula-and-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-a-case-report
#8
Jingwei Li, Guilin Li, Lisong Bian, Tao Hong, Jiaxing Yu, Hongqi Zhang, Feng Ling
BACKGROUND: and Importance Although multifocal spinal arteriovenous malformations (SAVMs) have been reported before, the present case is the first case of two different types, including perimedullary arteriovenous fistula (PMAVF) and spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (SDAVFs) of lumbosacral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), coexisting in one patient. We also report the use of hybrid techniques in the treatment of concomitant lumbosacral SAVMs for the first time. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old man presented with a 4-year history of progressive sensory, motor, and sphincter dysfunction...
July 3, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681759/dose-fractionated-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-large-arteriovenous-malformations-on-daily-or-alternate-day-schedule-outside-the-linear-quadratic-model-proof-of-concept-and-early-results-a-substitute-to-volume-fractionation
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Kanchan Kumar Mukherjee, Narendra Kumar, Manjul Tripathi, Arun S Oinam, Chirag K Ahuja, Sivashanmugam Dhandapani, Rakesh Kapoor, Sushmita Ghoshal, Rupinder Kaur, Sandeep Bhatt
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of dose fractionated gamma knife radiosurgery (DFGKRS) on a daily schedule beyond the linear quadratic (LQ) model, for large volume arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between 2012-16, 14 patients of large AVMs (median volume 26.5 cc) unsuitable for surgery or embolization were treated in 2-3 of DFGKRS sessions. The Leksell G frame was kept in situ during the whole procedure. 86% (n = 12) patients had radiologic evidence of bleed, and 43% (n = 6) had presented with a history of seizures...
July 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681423/multi-stage-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-large-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformations-using-the-gamma-knife-platform
#10
Chuxiong Ding, Brian Hrycushko, Louis Whitworth, Xiang Li, Lucien Nedzi, Bradley Weprin, Ramzi Abdulrahman, Babu Welch, Steve B Jiang, Zabi Wardak, Robert D Timmerman
PURPOSE: Radiosurgery is an established technique to treat Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs). Obliteration of larger AVMs (>10-15 cm(3) or diameter > 3 cm) in a single session is challenging with current radiosurgery platforms due to toxicity. We present a novel technique of multi-stage stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for large intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVM) using the Gamma Knife system. MATERIALS/METHODS: Eighteen patients with large (>10-15 cm(3) or diameter ⩾3 cm) AVMs, which were previously treated using a staged SRS technique on the Cyberknife platform, were retrospectively selected for this study...
July 6, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681273/delayed-symptomatic-haemorrhage-from-the-remnants-of-a-thalamic-arteriovenous-malformation-after-previous-angiographic-cure-with-radiotherapy
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Paulina Majewska, Alpha Tsui, Alexios A Adamides
In 1995 a 16-year old girl was diagnosed with a large left thalamic AVM that was considered unsuitable for microsurgical resection and was treated with radiotherapy twice, which led to angiographic cure. She re-presented 19 years after initial treatment with a symptomatic acute thalamic haemorrhage. Her digital subtraction angiography was negative for arterio-venous shunting. MRI/MRA showed cystic change with adjacent contrast enhancement in the region of the previously irradiated arteriovenous malformation...
July 5, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676978/intracranial-artery-to-artery-spontaneous-revascularization-in-a-child
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Prakash Muthusami, Timo Krings, Charles Raybaud, Peter Dirks, Manohar M Shroff
INTRODUCTION: Intracranial artery-to-artery antegrade revascularization is a poorly recognized entity, more so when it involves main stem arteries. The etiology, appearance, and significance of this condition are not described in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of spontaneous revascularization of a chronically occluded middle cerebral arterial branch by collaterals from the proximal segment reconstituting distal flow, mimicking a brain arteriovenous malformation in a 9-year old boy...
July 4, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675347/rare-association-between-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-and-dysraphisms-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature-with-a-focus-on-pitfalls-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
#13
Talenti Giacomo, Vitale Giovanni, Cester Giacomo, Alessandro Della Puppa, Faggin Roberto, Causin Francesco
Spinal vascular malformations are uncommon yet important spinal pathologies commonly classified in congenital and acquired lesions. Spinal lipomas consist of three subtypes: intramedullary lipomas, lipomyelo(meningo)celes and lipomas of the filum. Although the association of spinal arteriovenous malformations (AVM) with other congenital anomalies is well known, the coexistence of dural arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) and tethered spinal cord is exceptionally rare and only eight cases have been reported. We present two cases from our institution and speculate on the possible origin of such a rare but insidious association...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675345/transvenous-retrograde-avm-embolization-indications-techniques-complications-and-outcomes
#14
Xianli Lv, Cao Song, Hongwei He, Chuhan Jiang, Youxiang Li
Objective Transvenous retrograde arteriovenous malformation (AVM) embolization (TRAE) has been proposed. The present study was to review the techniques, their conjunctions and effectiveness. Methods Eligible related articles were identified by searching the PubMed and Web of Science databases using "transvenous" and "arteriovenous malformation." Results A total of 16 eligible studies, with 60 cases of AVM treated with TRAE, were analyzed. Prior to TRAE procedure, transarterial Onyx 18 was performed in 23 (38...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674502/treatment-of-abnormal-vaginal-microbiota-before-frozen-embryo-transfer-case-report-and-minireview-to-discuss-the-longitudinal-treatment-efficacy-of-oral-clindamycin
#15
Thor Haahr, Helle O Elbaek, Rita J Laursen, Birgit Alsbjerg, Jørgen S Jensen, Peter Humaidan
Abnormal vaginal microbiota (AVM) or bacterial vaginosis (BV) might negatively impact reproductive outcomes of in vitro fertilization (IVF). However, before randomized controlled trials are initiated to investigate cause and effect, it is necessary to establish the optimal treatment for AVM. Metronidazole seems ineffective to treat the biofilm in AVM; thus, clindamycin could be suggested as a relevant antibiotic agent for future intervention based studies. In the present case report, we present the first longitudinal follow-up of the vaginal microbiota with molecular methods during and after oral clindamycin treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669273/motor-cortex-arteriovenous-malformation
#16
Alfred P See, Bruno C Flores, Karam Moon, Andrew F Ducruet, Robert F Spetzler, Felipe C Albuquerque
Supratentorial arteriovenous malformations in eloquent territories can be difficult to resect. This video presents the treatment of a patient with a symptomatic 3-cm arteriovenous malformation in the left motor strip. At the authors' institution, per the surgeon's discretion, preoperative angiography is performed to evaluate the need for preoperative embolization. Multimodality treatment reduced the microsurgical risk by allowing early occlusion of a draining vein, by decreasing overall intraoperative hemorrhage, and by allowing minimal pial dissection in the deep aspect of the arteriovenous malformation that abutted the corticospinal tract...
July 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669270/selective-embolization-of-ruptured-feeding-artery-aneurysm-followed-by-resection-of-arteriovenous-malformation
#17
Brian P Walcott, Jonathan J Russin, Robin Babadjouni, William J Mack
This is the case of a man in his 40s who suffered sudden collapse into a deep coma as a result of a ruptured arteriovenous malformation (AVM) feeding artery aneurysm within the lateral ventricle. The ruptured aneurysm was successfully treated with Onyx embolization of the feeding pedicle. The AVM and the feeding artery aneurysm were then removed via a transcallosal approach. This case highlights the utility of interrogating the AVM with microcatheterization of the feeding pedicles in order to define the exact anatomical features necessary for treatment planning...
July 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669268/introduction-to-the-supratentorial-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformation-video-supplement
#18
Robert M Starke, Felipe C Albuquerque, Michael T Lawton
It is with great pleasure that we present this Neurosurgical Focus video supplement on supratentorial cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). We were privileged to view a remarkable number of outstanding videos demonstrating current state-of-the-art management of brain AVMs using endovascular and microsurgical modalities. Careful and critical review was required to narrow down the submitted videos to a workable volume for this supplement, which reflects the excellent work being done at multiple centers with these lesions...
July 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669264/surgical-treatment-of-a-complex-grade-iii-spetzler-martin-posterior-temporal-arteriovenous-malformation
#19
Amrit Chiluwal, Amir R Dehdashti
Grade III Spetzler-Martin arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are a distinct subgroup of brain AVMs. Their variety in terms of location, type of venous drainage, and size makes them the most heterogenous group in the AVM classification. The surgical risk of treatment is also variable depending on the specifics of a given Grade III AVM. In this video illustration, the authors describe the technical nuances of surgical resection of a very complex Grade III left posterior temporal AVM. According to supplementary grading, the unruptured aspect and patient age give this lesion a Grade III; therefore, the combined grading gives the patient a score of 6, which puts him at moderate risk of morbidity for surgery...
July 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669263/microsurgical-treatment-for-arteriovenous-malformation-of-the-corpus-callosum-and-choroidal-fissure
#20
Marcos Devanir Silva da Costa, Bruno Fernandes de O Santos, Felipe Bouchabki de Almeida Guardini, Feres Chaddad-Neto
The management of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the corpus callosum and choroidal fissure is challenging because they commonly receive arterial feeders from the anterior and posterior circulation, and drain to deep veins. In this video the authors present the case of a 20-year-old man who presented with acute onset of headache, loss of consciousness, and nuchal rigidity. Computed tomography, MRI, and cerebral angiography performed in tandem revealed a ruptured, large, Grade IV AVM of the corpus callosum and choroidal fissure with two groups of arterial feeders: one from the pericallosal artery and the other from the medial and lateral posterior choroidal arteries...
July 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
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