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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344456/early-clinical-exposure-as-a-learning-tool-to-teach-neuroanatomy-for-first-year-mbbs-students
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Maitreyee Kar, Chinmaya Kar, Hironmoy Roy, Parmod Goyal
Context: Early clinical exposure (ECE) is one of the important tools to teach basic science to the MBBS students. It is one form of vertical integration between basic science and clinical subjects. This study is an effort at exploring the use of ECE as a motivational tool toward better learning in neuroanatomy for first year MBBS students. Aim: This study aims to make the students interested and motivated to study neuroanatomy by using ECE as learning tool in neuroanatomy and to make the students enable to retain the knowledge of neuroanatomy more efficiently and correlate the knowledge of neuroanatomy with neuromedicine...
December 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344066/diagnostic-challenge-sequential-unilateral-cranial-neuropathies-due-to-perineural-spread-of-carcinoma
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Heather E Moss, Peter W MacIntosh, Konstantin V Slavin, John M Collins
An 86-year old man developed sequential dysfunction of trigeminal (V1), facial, abducens, trigeminal (v2), oculomotor, and hypoglossal cranial nerves on the right over 20 months. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a lesion in the right cavernous sinus. Although there was clinical suspicion that this was related to perineural spread of an extracranial tumour, a primary lesion was not discovered. Stereotactic biopsies of the intracranial lesion were non-diagnostic, and the patient succumbed to his tumour following a period of rapid growth...
August 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305369/radius-maumenee-syndrome-a-rare-cause-of-glaucoma
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Sara Homem de Melo Marques, Cláudia Farinha, Amélia Martins, Pedro Faria
Case presentation of a 41-year-old woman with long-standing bilateral eye injection whose clinical findings included bilateral episcleral vessel engorgement and tortuosity, raised intraocular pressure with open iridocorneal angles and left optic disc cupping. All remaining objective examination was normal. She underwent cranial and orbits CT and CT-angiography scans which were unremarkable. Optical coherence tomography of the peripapillary nerve fibre layer and automated perimetry were compatible with advanced glaucomatous damage on the left eye...
January 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305127/7-0tesla-mri-tractography-in-patients-with-trigeminal-neuralgia
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Hyeong Cheol Moon, Soon-Tae You, Hyeon Man Baek, Young Jai Jeon, Chan-A Park, Jei Jun Cheong, Youn Joo Lee, Young Seok Park
7.0Tesla(T) high-resolution diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) can supply information on changing microstructures in cranial nerves. We investigated DTI parameters and the feasibility of DTI criteria for diagnosing trigeminal neuralgia (TN). In this study, 14 patients (28 hemispheres) of mean age 49.0years (range, 31-64) with TN underwent DTI using 7.0TMRI. We compared fractional anisotropy (FA), axial diffusivity (AD), mean diffusivity (MD), and radial diffusivity (RD) of affected-side and unaffected-side trigeminal nerves using DTI...
January 2, 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298209/electrophysiology-of-cranial-nerve-testing-trigeminal-and-facial-nerves
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Iryna M Muzyka, Bachir Estephan
The clinical examination of the trigeminal and facial nerves provides significant diagnostic value, especially in the localization of lesions in disorders affecting the central and/or peripheral nervous system. The electrodiagnostic evaluation of these nerves and their pathways adds further accuracy and reliability to the diagnostic investigation and the localization process, especially when different testing methods are combined based on the clinical presentation and the electrophysiological findings. The diagnostic uniqueness of the trigeminal and facial nerves is their connectivity and their coparticipation in reflexes commonly used in clinical practice, namely the blink and corneal reflexes...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290461/oculomotor-palsy-in-diabetics
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H Lajmi, W Hmaied, W Ben Jalel, Z Chelly, A Ben Yakhlef, F Ben Zineb, L El Fekih
INTRODUCTION: Oculomotor palsy is one of the most frequent neuro-ophthalmologic complications of diabetic patients. It generates less interest in the literature than the other ocular manifestations. Our goal was to study the clinical, epidemiological, therapeutic and prognostic characteristics of oculomotor palsy in the diabetic. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of 24 diabetic patients with oculomotor palsy. The ophthalmological examination emphasized ocular motility...
December 28, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285405/prepontine-arachnoid-cyst-presenting-with-headache-and-diplopia-a-case-report-study
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Omidvar Rezaee, Kaveh Ebrahimzadeh, Ehsan Nazari Maloumeh, Armin Jafari, Misagh Shafizad, Mohammad Hallajnejad
Background: Arachnoid cysts are found everywhere in cerebrospinal axis, most often in the middle cranial fossa. They are very rare in prepontine location. Case Description: In this study, we report a 26-year-old female presenting with a 3-month history of headache and diplopia. On physical examination, she had clinical manifestations of sixth cranial nerve palsy. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a prepontine arachnoid cyst with extension into interpeduncular and suprasellar cisterns...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262476/-short-stature-optic-nerve-atrophy-and-pelger-hu%C3%A3-t-anomaly-syndrome-with-antibody-immunodeficiency-and-aplastic-anemia-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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T Y He, N Zhang, Y Xia, Y Luo, C R Li, J Yang
Objective: To investigate the clinical features and genetic characteristics of cases with NBAS gene defects. Method: Characteristics of clinical materials, immunological data and gene mutation of the first case in China with NBAS gene mutation were retrospectively analyzed. The related literature was searched by using search terms'NBAS'. Result: A 2-year-four-month old girl, was admitted due to 'fever and pallor for one day'. There was an intrauterine growth retardation at her fetal stage. Since her birth, she had suffered from recurrent infections and development delay was accompanied by persistent liver dysfunction...
December 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258935/low-retrosigmoid-infratonsillar-approach-to-lateral-medullary-lesions
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245300/treatment-of-the-superior-sagittal-sinus-and-transverse-sinus-thrombosis-associated-with-intracranial-hemorrhage-with-the-mechanical-thrombectomy-and-thrombolytics-case-report
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Yuchun Liu, Keqin Li, Yi Huang, Jie Sun, Xiang Gao
RATIONALE: The superior sagittal sinus (SSS) and transverse sinus are the major dural sinuses that receive a considerable amount of venous drainage. The occlusion of them has been suggested to cause intracranial hypertension, hemorrhage, and lead to potentially fatal consequences. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported a 35-year-old woman with headache presented to our emergency department with a decreased level of consciousness and epileptic seizures. The examination of speech, higher mental function, and cranial nerve were normal...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245281/spontaneous-spinal-epidural-hematoma-mimicking-transient-ischemic-attack-a-case-report
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Chuqiao Li, Rui He, Xiaoqiang Li, Yulan Zhong, Li Ling, Fangming Li
RATIONALE: Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) is a rare but highly disabling neurological emergency. The initial presentations are variable. Most patients of SSEH present with paraplegia or tetraplegia clinically, but recurrent hemiparesis with complete spontaneous recovery, mimicking transient ischemic attack (TIA), is a very rare initial presentation of SSEH. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 71-year-old female presented to the emergency department with 2 episodes of transient right hemiparesis in 5 hours...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237996/a-clinical-case-of-neosporosis-in-a-4-week-old-holstein-friesian-calf-which-developed-hindlimb-paresis-postnatally
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Karin Uesaka, Kenji Koyama, Noriyuki Horiuchi, Yoshiyasu Kobayashi, Yoshifumi Nishikawa, Hisashi Inokuma
A 4-week-old female Holstein Friesian calf presented with hindlimb paresis. Neurologic examination of spinal reflexes revealed depressed or absent reflexes of the hindlimbs. Menace responses on both sides disappeared on examination of cranial nerves. The calf was finally diagnosed with Neospora caninum infection by pathological findings including nonsuppurative inflammation associated with cysts in the cerebrum and spinal cord. High levels of antibody against recombinant surface antigen 1 of N. caninum (NcSAG1) were detected by ELISA from both serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218128/neurobrucellosis-presenting-as-pseudotumor-cerebri-first-report-from-oman
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Padam P Sharma, Mangudi V Murali, Tahsin Hamdi
A ten-year-old boy presented to the hospital with body ache and joint pains for two months and headache, vomiting, and skin rash for three days. He was drowsy and lethargic at admission. Physical examination revealed bilateral papilledema. There were no cranial nerve involvement, neuromotor deficit, or signs of meningeal irritation. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain did not reveal any evidence of cerebral edema or space occupying lesion. In view of the high endemicity of brucellosis in the area, Brucella agglutination test (BAT) was done at the time of admission and was negative...
November 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192644/automated-centrifugal-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-option-for-guillain-barre-syndrome-a-report-from-calabar-nigeria
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O E Iheanacho, C Chimeziem, B S Sachais, P A Shi
Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is performed frequently and effectively in developed countries, whereas the reverse is the case in developing countries. Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), synonymous with acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, is an important indication for TPE, but this is rarely administered in the treatment of such patients in Nigeria due to lack of such automated facility, limited expertise, and high cost. This report therefore presents an uncommon case of GBS in which automated TPE was utilized in the management, with the aims of highlighting the current status and challenges of therapeutic apheresis services in Nigeria...
October 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187689/-a-case-of-leptomeningeal-melanomatosis-with-acute-paraplegia-and-multiple-cranial-nerve-palsies
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Kasumi Hattori, Nozomu Matsuda, Takenobu Murakami, Eiichi Ito, Yoshikazu Ugawa
A 62-year-old man with acute paraplegia was transferred to our hospital. He had flaccid paraplegia and multiple cranial nerve palsies, such as mydriasis of the left pupil, abduction palsy of the left eye, hoarseness and dysphagia, but no meningeal irritation signs. MRI of the spinal canal showed swellings of the conus medullaris and the cauda equine, and also contrast enhancement of the spinal meninges. The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) showed pleocytosis and protein increment. The lymph node was swollen in his right axilla...
November 28, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082627/gastrointestinal-and-feeding-difficulties-in-charge-syndrome-a-review-from-head-to-toe
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Kim D Blake, Alexandra S Hudson
CHARGE syndrome is an autosomal dominant genetic condition that is primarily diagnosed based on clinical features, with genetic testing available for confirmation. The CHARGE mnemonic stands for some of the common characteristics: coloboma, heart defects, atresia/stenosis of the choanae, retardation of growth/development, genitourinary anomalies, and ear abnormalities (CHARGE). However, many of the common clinical features are not captured by this mnemonic, including cranial nerve dysfunction, considered by some to be one of the major diagnostic criteria...
October 30, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068915/ocular-manifestations-of-systemic-amyloidosis
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Margaret M Reynolds, Kevin K Veverka, Morie A Gertz, Angela Dispenzieri, Steven R Zeldenrust, Nelson Leung, Jose S Pulido
PURPOSE: To describe ophthalmic manifestations of systemic amyloidosis, a group of devastating conditions. METHODS: A retrospective chart review including patients who had ocular examinations at Mayo Clinic between January 1, 1985, and April 1, 2014, and a diagnosis of light-chain (AL), secondary (AA), or nontransthyretin familial amyloidosis was undertaken. Sixty-eight patients with AL amyloidosis, eight patients with AA amyloidosis, and five patients with nontransthyretin familial amyloidosis were included...
October 24, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053833/clinical-pathological-and-functional-characterization-of-riboflavin-responsive-neuropathy
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Andreea Manole, Zane Jaunmuktane, Iain Hargreaves, Marthe H R Ludtmann, Vincenzo Salpietro, Oscar D Bello, Simon Pope, Amelie Pandraud, Alejandro Horga, Renata S Scalco, Abi Li, Balasubramaniem Ashokkumar, Charles M Lourenço, Simon Heales, Rita Horvath, Patrick F Chinnery, Camilo Toro, Andrew B Singleton, Thomas S Jacques, Andrey Y Abramov, Francesco Muntoni, Michael G Hanna, Mary M Reilly, Tamas Revesz, Dimitri M Kullmann, James E C Jepson, Henry Houlden
Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome represents a phenotypic spectrum of motor, sensory, and cranial nerve neuropathy, often with ataxia, optic atrophy and respiratory problems leading to ventilator-dependence. Loss-of-function mutations in two riboflavin transporter genes, SLC52A2 and SLC52A3, have recently been linked to Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome. However, the genetic frequency, neuropathology and downstream consequences of riboflavin transporter mutations are unclear. By screening a large cohort of 132 patients with early-onset severe sensory, motor and cranial nerve neuropathy we confirmed the strong genetic link between riboflavin transporter mutations and Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome, identifying 22 pathogenic mutations in SLC52A2 and SLC52A3, 14 of which were novel...
November 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032218/the-hypoglossal-nerve-anatomical-study-of-its-entire-course
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Giorgio Iaconetta, Domenico Solari, Alessandro Villa, Clotilde Castaldo, Rosa Maria Gerardi, Gianluigi Califano, Stefania Montagnani, Paolo Cappabianca
OBJECT: Only a few anatomic studies concerning the entire course of the hypoglossal nerve (cranial nerve XII) have been reported. The purpose of the present study is to analyze all the relationships of the XII nerve with the surrounding structures from the brainstem to the tongue through a microscopic perspective. A comprehensive anatomically and clinically oriented classification of its different segments is proposed. METHODS: Ten formalin-fixed adult human cadaveric heads (20 sides) were dissected with the aim to explore the entire course of the XII cranial nerve via the lateral suboccipital, the far lateral partial or total transcondilar routes...
October 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026664/supratentorial-extraparenchymal-schwannoma-mimicking-parasagittal-meningioma-a-rare-case-report
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Uday S Raswan, Irfan Bhat, Nuzhat Samoon, Sajad H Arif, Masood Laharwal, Sarbjit S Chhiber, Altaf Umar Ramzan
BACKGROUND: Intracranial schwannomas not related to cranial nerves are very rare. Young age, no known history of neurofibromatosis, and seizure as initial symptom have been reported to be associated with intraparenchymal schwannoma. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a case of supratentorial parasagittal schwannoma in the right frontal region presenting with seizure episode in a 70-year-old man. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed a right frontal solid, enhancing extra-axial lesion based on anterior and middle third junction of superior sagittal sinus...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
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