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Cerebral avm

Richa Thakur, Ali S Haider, Ashley Thomas, Steven Vayalumkal, Umair Khan, Tijani Osumah, Kyle Doughty, Sam Finn, Kennith F Layton
A number of treatment options are available for cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) including surgical resection, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular embolization. Endovascular embolization may be used pre-operatively to reduce the size of large AVMs and thus reduce surgical complications. Here we present two patients who successfully underwent preoperative embolization of their AVMs and subsequent surgery. Preoperative embolization is a viable option for AVMs to reduce complications and improve patient outcomes...
January 8, 2018: Curēus
Ashok Gunawardene, Sean Galvin
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March 13, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Haruhiko Shiiya, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Shigeo Yamazaki, Kichizo Kaga
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) can be associated with life-threatening complications such as paradoxical embolization, cerebral abscess, and hemothorax. Therefore, all adults with PAVMs should be offered treatment. Percutaneous transcatheter embolization is the first-line treatment, but 5-25% of cases require further treatment due to persistence after embolization. Recently, the role of minimally invasive thoracic surgery as a definitive treatment has been evaluated...
March 12, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
Elias Oulasvirta, Päivi Koroknay-Pál, Ahmad Hafez, Ahmed Abou Elseoud, Hanna Lehto, Aki Laakso
BACKGROUND: Population-based long-term data on pediatric patients with cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are limited. OBJECTIVE: To clarify the characteristics and long-term outcome of pediatric patients with AVM. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on 805 consecutive brain AVM patients admitted to a single center between 1942 and 2014. The patients were defined as children if they were under 18 yr at admission. Children were compared to an adult cohort...
March 5, 2018: Neurosurgery
Rodrigo Fernandez-Gajardo, Joao Paulo Almeida, Suganth Suppiah, Ian Witterick, Gelareh Zadeh
BACKGROUND: Skull base meningoencephaloceles are a rare condition, frequently secondary to traumatic or iatrogenic causes. Cerebrofacial arteriovenous metameric syndrome (CAMS) is characterized by the presence of retinal, facial and cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) with metameric distribution. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case associating these two conditions. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 45 years old female previously diagnosed with CAMS type 2 presented with a long history of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea...
March 3, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Orhan Bican, Charles Cho, Leslie Lee, Viet Nguyen, Scheherazade Le, Jeremy Heit, Jaime Lopez
A middle-aged patient underwent staged endovascular embolization of a Spetzler-Martin grade V right parietal arteriovenous malformation(AVM).In the fifth endovascular embolization, after methohexital 10 mg injection into a right posterior choroidal artery feeding the AVM nidus, there was an immediate change in the electroencephalogram (EEG) with simultaneous loss of motor evoked potentials (MEPs) in the bilateral upper and lower extremities and a delayed change in somatosensory evoked potential responses (SSEPs)...
February 25, 2018: Clinical Imaging
Biljana Milatović, Jovica Saponjski, Haris Huseinagić, Mirza Moranjkić, Svetlana Milošević Medenica, Ivan Marinković, Igor Nikolić, Slobodan Marinkovic
BACKGROUND: Identification and anatomic features of the feeding arteries of the arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) is very important due to neurologic, radiologic, and surgical reasons. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-seven patients with AVMs were examined by using a digital subtraction angiographic (DSA) and computerized tomographic (CT) examination, including 3D reconstruction of the brain vessels. In addition, the arteries of 4 human brain stems and 8 cerebral hemispheres were microdissected...
March 3, 2018: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
Sophia F Shakur, Denise Brunozzi, Rahim Ismail, Dilip Pandey, Fady T Charbel, Ali Alaraj
OBJECTIVE: The pathogenesis of venous intimal hyperplasia and venous outflow stenosis associated with cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) draining veins is poorly understood. We sought to determine the relationship between venous stenosis and age. METHODS: All patients with an AVM seen at our institution between 1990-2016 who underwent a diagnostic cerebral angiogram were retrospectively reviewed. Draining vein stenosis was measured from angiograms prior to any treatment...
February 26, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Akiyo Sadato, Motoharu Hayakawa, Kazuhide Adachi, Yoko Kato, Yuichi Hirose
When using detachable coils for cerebral aneurysm embolization, it is necessary to place a microcatheter with radiopaque markers at 2 sites (tip and 3 cm proximal from the tip) in most cases. Detachable coils that can be positioned independently from the proximal marker may facilitate new applications utilizing their characteristics. Herein, we report 2 cases that were treated with new applications. Detachable coils that function to electrically detect the moment they come out of the microcatheter were used...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
Nicholas T Gamboa, Evan J Joyce, Ilyas Eli, Min S Park, Philipp Taussky, Richard H Schmidt, Jamie McDonald, Kevin J Whitehead, M Yashar S Kalani
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is characterized by recurrent spontaneous epistaxis, mucocutaneous telangiectases, and multisystem arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Brain AVMs typically present at birth and are identified in approximately 10-20% of patients with HHT. A retrospective review was undertaken of all HHT patients with known single or multiple brain AVMs treated at our institution. Thirty-nine patients with brain AVM(s) were diagnosed with HHT. Most patients presented with at least one Curaçao criterion...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Ljubisa Borota, Ehab Mahmoud, Christoffer Nyberg, Anders Lewén, Per Enblad, Elisabeth Ronne-Engström
The aim of this study was to describe our experience in the treatment of various pathological conditions of the cranial and spinal blood vessels and hypervascularized lesions using dual lumen balloon catheters. Twenty-five patients were treated with endovascular techniques: two with vasospasm of cerebral blood vessels caused by subarachnoid hemorrhage, one with a hypervascularized metastasis in the vertebral body, two with spinal dural fistula, four with cerebral dural fistula, three with cerebral arteriovenous malformations, and 13 with aneurysms...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Steven Kroon, Repke J Snijder, Marie E Faughnan, Hans-Jurgen Mager
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is an autosomal dominant inherited disease characterized by telangiectasia and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). To date, five genetic types of HHT and one combined juvenile polyposis syndrome and HHT are known. Clinical and genetic screening of patients suspected with HHT is recommended to confirm the diagnosis and to prevent complications associated with HHT. The aim of this article is to give an overview of the evidence and to formulate a recommendation for clinicians concerning screening for HHT...
February 20, 2018: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
Xianli Lv, Guihuai Wang
Objective A small number of patients has been reported to develop a completely new or de novo arteriovenous malformation (AVM) after brain surgery, haemorrhage, head trauma or ischaemic stroke. The natural history of these lesions is unknown. In this review, both ruptured and unruptured de novo AVMs and their treatments were reviewed. Methods Published literature in the PubMed database citing 'de novo cerebral arteriovenous malformation' was reviewed. Additional studies were identified through reference searches in each reviewed article...
January 1, 2018: Neuroradiology Journal
Qiang Hao, Xiao-Lin Chen, Li Ma, Tong-Tong Wang, Yue Hu, Yuan-Li Zhao
In this study, we successfully established a stable method for the isolation of endothelial cells (ECs) from human cerebral arteriovenous malformation (cAVM) tissues. Despite human cAVM tissues having a minor population of ECs, they play an important role in the manifestation and development of cAVM as well as in hemorrhagic stroke and thrombogenesis. To characterize and understand the biology of ECs in human cAVM (cAVM-ECs), methods for the isolation and purification of these cells are necessary. We have developed this method to reliably obtain pure populations of ECs from cAVMs...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
Alexandre Vivanti, Augustin Ozanne, Cynthia Grondin, Guillaume Saliou, Loic Quevarec, Helène Maurey, Patrick Aubourg, Alexandra Benachi, Marta Gut, Ivo Gut, Jelena Martinovic, Marie Victoire Sénat, Marcel Tawk, Judith Melki
Vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation is a congenital anomaly of the cerebral vasculature representing 30% of all paediatric vascular malformations. We conducted whole exome sequencing in 19 unrelated patients presenting this malformation and subsequently screened candidate genes in a cohort of 32 additional patients using either targeted exome or Sanger sequencing. In a cohort of 51 patients, we found five affected individuals with heterozygous mutations in EPHB4 including de novo frameshift (p.His191Alafs*32) or inherited deleterious splice or missense mutations predicted to be pathogenic by in silico tools...
February 9, 2018: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
Chan Hee Koh, Savva Pronin, Mark Hughes
OBJECTIVES: Damage to critical brain regions causes deficits in important neurological functions. Chondroitinase ABC (ChABC) has been shown to promote neuroplasticity and may ameliorate neurological deficits caused by disease or trauma. This systematic review identifies and evaluates preclinical studies of ChABC as a treatment for acute brain injury. METHODS: Four databases were searched for studies relating to ChABC and brain or brain injuries. Controlled studies in mammals with acute brain injuries treated with ChABC were included in meta-analyses of neurobehavioural outcomes...
February 13, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
Anderson Chun On Tsang, Derek Ping Hong Wong, Wah Cheuk, Kam Fuk Fok
We report a rare delayed complication of de novo pseudoaneurysm formation and rupture after stereotactic radiotherapy for cerebral arteriovenous malformation. The patient presented with intracerebral haemorrhage due to rupture of a pseudoaneurysm in the previously irradiated field, which was excised for histological examination. The literature was reviewed for similar cases.
February 12, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
C Q Li, A Hsiao, J Hattangadi-Gluth, J Handwerker, N Farid
Brain AVMs treated with stereotactic radiosurgery typically demonstrate a minimum latency period of 1-3 years between treatment and nidus obliteration. Assessment of treatment response is usually limited to evaluation of AVM nidus structural changes using conventional MR imaging and MRA techniques. This report describes the use of 4D Flow MRI to also measure radiation-induced hemodynamic changes in a Spetzler-Martin grade III AVM, which were detectable as early as 6 months after treatment.
January 25, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
Makoto Obara, Osamu Togao, Gabriele M Beck, Shuhei Shibukawa, Tomoyuki Okuaki, Masami Yoneyama, Masanobu Nakamura, Hiroshi Honda, Marc Van Cauteren
PURPOSE: 4D dynamic MR angiography (4D-MRA) using pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling (pCASL), combined with Keyhole and View-sharing (4D-PACK) for scan acceleration, is introduced. Its validity for arterial inflow dynamics visualization was investigated through comparison with 4D-pCASL and contrast inherent inflow enhanced multiphase angiography (CINEMA). METHODS: Six healthy volunteers were included in the study. The arterial transit time (ATT) in 4D-PACK was measured at multiple regions in middle cerebral artery (MCA), and Pearson's correlation coefficient with ATT in 4D-pCASL was calculated...
January 25, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Rupinder Singh, Vivek Gupta, Chirag Ahuja, Ajay Kumar, Kanchan K Mukherjee, Niranjan Khandelwal
Introduction The present study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of time-resolved-computed tomographic angiography (TR-CTA) on a 128-slice CT scanner vis-à-vis cerebral digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in defining the morphological and haemodynamic characteristics of cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Methods Twenty-one patients (age range 10-46, mean 24.8 years) with clinical suspicion of AVM and three patients (age range 23-35, mean 24.3 years) with diagnosed AVM who were on follow-up underwent DSA and TR-CTA, on average 1...
January 1, 2018: Neuroradiology Journal
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