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sulcus anatomy

Kevin S Weiner, Vaidehi S Natu, Kalanit Grill-Spector
pFs is a functionally-defined region in the human brain that is involved in recognizing objects. A recent trend refers to pFs as the posterior fusiform sulcus, which is a neuroanatomical structure that does not exist. Here, we correct this mistake. To achieve this goal, we first recount the original definitions of pFs and then review the identification of sulci within and surrounding the fusiform gyrus (FG) including the mid-fusiform sulcus (MFS), which is a tertiary sulcus within the FG. We highlight that tertiary sulci, such as the MFS, are often absent from brain atlases, which complicates the accurate localization of functional regions, as well as the understanding of structural-functional relationships in ventral temporal cortex (VTC)...
February 19, 2018: NeuroImage
Engin Kara, Kübra Öztürk, Ezgi Oktay, Vural Hamzaoğlu, Deniz Uzmansel, Yusuf Vayisoğlu, Hakan Özalp, Mehmet Farsak, Zeynep Cansu Aladağ, Tuğçe Pütürgeli, Can Mehmet Eti, Ahmet Dağtekin, Merve Türkegün, Derya Ümit Talas
OBJECTIVE: There is still ongoing research on the relationship of arcuate eminence (AE) and superior semicircular canal (SSC). We aimed to evaluate the precision of predictability of SSC through the morphology of AE via radiological means. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This investigation is performed on 12 dry skulls belonging to Mersin University Medical Faculty department of anatomy. Computed tomography (CT) assessment is performed with 0.5-mm-thin sections temporal bone algorithm on dry skulls which were marked with fixated copper wire by scotch tapes on the most prominent part of the middle fossa floor assuming the location of AE...
February 20, 2018: Journal of International Advanced Otology
Baran Bozkurt, M Yashar S Kalani, Kaan Yağmurlu, Evgenii Belykh, Mark C Preul, Peter Nakaji, Robert F Spetzler
OBJECTIVE: In our study, we comprehensively detail the technique of the low retrosigmoid approach to the lateral medullary area, including the inferior cerebellar peduncle, postolivary sulcus, pontomedullary sulcus, and inferior olivary nucleus, as well as the lateral recess of the fourth ventricle. METHODS: Four formalin-fixed, silicone-injected, cadaveric human heads were examined under the operating microscope to demonstrate the pertinent descriptive anatomy using the low retrosigmoid approach in a stepwise manner...
December 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
Stefanos Boukovalas, Alexis L Boson, Joshua P Hays, C Helen Malone, Eric L Cole, Richard F Wagner
<p>Reconstruction of defects of the lower lip can be very challenging. The aim of this review is to analyze the unique characteristics of lower lip anatomy and provide a systematic approach for lower lip reconstruction. A review of current literature was performed using the PubMed database. Articles analyzing the anatomic and histologic characteristics of the lower lip, mechanics of local faps, and different lower lip recon-struction techniques were included. Articles focused on lower lip reconstruction with free faps were excluded...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Beegum Zabina, Rajan Kumar Singla, Ravi Kant Sharma, Neelam Bala
Introduction: Coronary sinus (CS) is the largest vein draining the blood from heart. It is a muscular tube of about 2 cm to 3 cm length and 1 cm in caliber. It has become a clinically important structure through its role in providing access for different cardiac procedures viz., biventricular pacing, arrhythmia ablation and for deployment of an array of cardiac devices. Aim: To study the location, shape, length and width of CS including its left atrial muscular coverage in 50 cadaveric hearts...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Vanessa M Holanda, Abuzer Gungor, Serhat Baydin, Erik H Middlebrooks, Shabbar F Danish
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) has emerged as a promising treatment for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Surgeons must understand the relevant anatomy that is traversed by the catheter and affected by ablation. OBJECTIVE: To study the anatomic structures crossed by the LITT catheter until it reaches the amygdala. METHODS: Three human cadaveric heads were implanted with catheters using a frameless stereotactic technique...
November 11, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
Arnaud Cachia, Margot Roell, Jean-François Mangin, Zhong Yi Sun, Antoinette Jobert, Lucia Braga, Olivier Houde, Stanislas Dehaene, Grégoire Borst
The capacity to read develops throughout intensive academic learning and training. Several studies have investigated the impact of reading on the brain, and particularly how the anatomy of the brain changes with reading acquisition. In the present study, we investigated the converse issue, namely whether and how reading acquisition is constrained by the anatomy of the brain. Using multimodal MRI, we found that (a) the pattern (continuous or interrupted sulcus) of the posterior part of the left lateral occipito-temporal sulcus (OTS) hosting the visual word form area (VWFA) predicts reading skills in adults; that (b) this effect is modulated by the age of reading acquisition; and that (c) the length of the OTS sulcal interruption is associated with reading skills...
September 15, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
Maiko Uesaki, Hiromasa Takemura, Hiroshi Ashida
Recent advances in diffusion-weighted MRI (dMRI) and tractography have enabled identification of major long-range white matter tracts in the human brain. Yet, our understanding of shorter tracts, such as those within the parietal lobe, remains limited. Over a century ago, a tract connecting the superior and inferior parts of the parietal cortex was identified in a post-mortem study: stratum proprium of interparietal sulcus (SIPS; Sachs, Das hemisphärenmark des menschlichen grosshirns. Verlag von georg thieme, Leipzig, 1892)...
September 4, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
Heather M Wild, Rolf A Heckemann, Colin Studholme, Alexander Hammers
Accurately describing the anatomy of individual brains enables interlaboratory communication of functional and developmental studies and is crucial for possible surgical interventions. The human parietal lobe participates in multimodal sensory integration including language processing and also contains the primary somatosensory area. We describe detailed protocols to subdivide the parietal lobe, analyze morphological and volumetric characteristics, and create probabilistic atlases in MNI152 stereotaxic space...
2017: PloS One
Christos Koutsarnakis, Faidon Liakos, Aristotelis V Kalyvas, Evangelia Liouta, John Emelifeonwu, Theodosis Kalamatianos, Damianos E Sakas, Elizabeth Johnson, George Stranjalis
BACKROUND: Although the operative corridor used during the intraparietal transsulcal approach to the atrium has been previously investigated, most anatomical studies focus on its relationship to the optic radiations. OBJECTIVE: To study the intraparietal sulcus (IPS) morphology and to explore the subcortical anatomy with regard to the surgical trajectory used during the intraparietal transsulcal tranventricular approach. METHODS: Twenty-five adult, formalin fixed, cerebral hemispheres were investigated...
August 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
M Del Pilar Duque Orozco, N C Record, K J Rogers, M B Bober, W G Mackenzie, A Atanda
PURPOSE: Achondroplasia is the most common form of skeletal dysplasia, affecting more than 250 000 individuals worldwide. In these patients, the developing knee undergoes multiple anatomical changes. The purpose of this study was to characterise the intra-articular knee anatomy in children with achondroplasia who underwent knee arthroscopy. METHODS: Records of achondroplasia patients who underwent knee arthroscopy between 2009 and 2014 were reviewed. Demographic data, operative reports, follow-up notes, MRI and arthroscopy images were reviewed...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
C Bodin, S Takerkart, P Belin, O Coulon
The superior temporal sulcus (STS) is an intriguing region both for its complex anatomy and for the multiple functions that it hosts. Unfortunately, most studies explored either the functional organization or the anatomy of the STS only. Here, we link these two aspects by investigating anatomo-functional correspondences between the voice-sensitive cortex (Temporal Voice Areas) and the STS depth. To do so, anatomical and functional scans of 116 subjects were processed such as to generate individual surface maps on which both depth and functional voice activity can be analyzed...
July 29, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
Nathalie Giroud, Sarah Hirsiger, Raphaela Muri, Andrea Kegel, Norbert Dillier, Martin Meyer
To gain more insight into central hearing loss, we investigated the relationship between cortical thickness and surface area, speech-relevant resting state EEG power, and above-threshold auditory measures in older adults and younger controls. Twenty-three older adults and 13 younger controls were tested with an adaptive auditory test battery to measure not only traditional pure-tone thresholds, but also above individual thresholds of temporal and spectral processing. The participants' speech recognition in noise (SiN) was evaluated, and a T1-weighted MRI image obtained for each participant...
July 22, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
Christos Koutsarnakis, Faidon Liakos, Aristotelis V Kalyvas, Georgios P Skandalakis, Spyros Komaitis, Fotini Christidi, Efstratios Karavasilis, Evangelia Liouta, George Stranjalis
OBJECTIVE: To explore the superior frontal sulcus (SFS) morphology, trajectory of the applied surgical corridor, and white matter bundles that are traversed during the superior frontal transsulcal transventricular approach. METHODS: Twenty normal, adult, formalin-fixed cerebral hemispheres and 2 cadaveric heads were included in the study. The topography, morphology, and dimensions of the SFS were recorded in all specimens. Fourteen hemispheres were investigated through the fiber dissection technique whereas the remaining 6 were explored using coronal cuts...
October 2017: World Neurosurgery
Mariano Anto Bruno-Mascarenhas, Vengalathur G Ramesh, Sundar Venkatraman, Jolarpettai V Mahendran, S Sundaram
BACKGROUND: The superior sagittal sinus and the draining cerebral veins are often encountered during the surgery for parasagittal and falx meningiomas and during the interhemisperic transcallosal approaches. A knowledge about the variations from the normally described anatomy helps in anticipating and avoiding problems related to these structures during surgery. AIM: The normal variations in the disposition of the superior sagittal sinus and the number and direction of the draining veins in the Indian population have been studied...
July 2017: Neurology India
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...
September 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Michael Laaß, Anders Kaestner
The special sensory, motor, and cognitive capabilities of mammals mainly depend upon the neocortex, which is the six-layered cover of the mammalian forebrain. The origin of the neocortex is still controversial and the current view is that larger brains with neocortex first evolved in late Triassic Mammaliaformes. Here, we report the earliest evidence of a structure analogous to the mammalian neocortex in a forerunner of mammals, the fossorial anomodont Kawingasaurus fossilis from the late Permian of Tanzania...
August 2017: Journal of Morphology
Matthias Schurz, Matthias G Tholen, Josef Perner, Rogier B Mars, Jerome Sallet
In this quantitative review, we specified the anatomical basis of brain activity reported in the Temporo-Parietal Junction (TPJ) in Theory of Mind (ToM) research. Using probabilistic brain atlases, we labeled TPJ peak coordinates reported in the literature. This was carried out for four different atlas modalities: (i) gyral-parcellation, (ii) sulco-gyral parcellation, (iii) cytoarchitectonic parcellation and (iv) connectivity-based parcellation. In addition, our review distinguished between two ToM task types (false belief and social animations) and a nonsocial task (attention reorienting)...
September 2017: Human Brain Mapping
Rona Z Silkiss, Alex R Wade
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether patients with Graves' dysthyroid ophthalmopathy (GDO) have changes in brain anatomy that can be assessed by neuroimaging as compared to age-matched controls. METHODS: We examined 10 female, euthyroid patients with GDO and 14 age and gender matched controls using high-resolution structural MRI scanning. An automatic cortical segmentation algorithm was used to estimate the thickness of each subject's gray matter across the brain. The resulting cortical thickness measurements were transferred to a standard reference space via a template-based warping procedure...
August 2016: Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society
Sandeep P Nayak, Mohammed Ashraf, Aniruddha Dam, Jaydip Biswas
Internal jugular vein duplication (IJVD) is a rare phenomenon. Twenty-one such instances in 18 individuals have been reported to date. We report an intra-operative case of unilateral IJVD in a 32-year-old male, who was operated for cancer of gingivobuccal sulcus. We have reviewed the published literature and have proposed a classification scheme in order to make future reporting systematic. The condition has been classified into type A, B and C based on their morphology. About 75 % of the reported cases are of Type A...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
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