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Feray Koc, Mehmet Resit Isik, Nazife Sefi-Yurdakul
PURPOSE: To evaluate the correlation between weight reduction and visual outcome in overweight patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. METHODS: Thirty-nine newly diagnosed, overweight (body mass index >25 kg/m2) patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension were studied retrospectively. All patients underwent medical treatment with acetazolamide, and a weight reduction program was also offered. Patients were grouped according to their compliance with this weight reduction program into the diet-success (Group 1) and diet-failure groups (Group 2)...
January 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
Ali Harati, Rolf Schultheiß, Stefan Rohde, Thomas Deitmer
BACKGROUND: Jugulotympanic paraganglioma (JTP) are benign, high-vascularized lesions that frequently invade the jugular foramen, temporal bone, the upper neck, and the posterior fossa cavity, resulting in a wide variety of clinical symptoms. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we assess the clinical symptoms and discuss the individual multidisciplinary treatment and outcome of 22 patients with JTP. RESULTS: In 12 patients, a hearing deficit was the presenting symptom, whereas pulsatile tinnitus and otalgia were present in six and four patients respectively...
March 10, 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine
Anas Alrohimi, Rajive Jassal
Headache is an uncommon symptom in Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). We review four clinical settings related to GBS in which headache may be present. We focus on pathophysiological explanations, alerting the clinician to further potential investigations and treatment. Most reports of headache in GBS occur in the context of the posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, an increasingly recognized dysautonomia-related GBS complication. Less frequent is headache in the setting of increased intracranial pressure and papilledema (secondary intracranial hypertension), Miller Fisher syndrome, and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis...
March 2018: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
Vikas Vazhayil, Nishanth Sadashiva, Nithish Nayak, A R Prabhuraj, Dhaval Shukla, Sampath Somanna
INTRODUCTION: Colloid cysts are uncommon lesions in the pediatric age group, which most commonly occur in the fourth through fifth decades. The authors hereby report a series of 36 patients with colloid cysts in the pediatric age group. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A retrospective chart review was conducted on all patients with colloid cyst who underwent surgery in our institute between November 2003 and December 2016 (13 years). Patients above the age of 18 were excluded from the study...
February 27, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Malke Asaad, Samita Goyal, Kristen A Klement, Arlen D Denny
Crouzon syndrome (CS) is one of the craniosynostosis syndromes that leads to early fusion of cranial sutures and increased intracranial pressure. Intracranial hypertension is a serious complication that may lead to vision loss and cognitive impairment. Early detection and management are necessary to prevent complications. The authors present a patient with CS who underwent posterior cranial vault reconstruction with internal distraction after multiple episodes of headache and papilledema. The patient was unaware of any loss of color vision before the surgery; however, he noted an improvement in his color vision after the surgery...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Masoud Aghsaei Fard, Sara Okhravi, Sasan Moghimi, Prem S Subramanian
BACKGROUND: To compare macular and optic nerve head optical coherence tomography (OCT) measurements in mild to moderate papilledema and pseudopapilledema. METHODS: One hundred nineteen eyes of 61 patients with mild to moderate papilledema, 84 eyes of 48 patients with pseudopapilledema, and 60 eyes of 60 healthy normal individuals were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. Using Spectralis SD-OCT, macular scans with macular ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) and macular retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) segmentation were performed and divided into 2 regions (inner and outer, with a diameter of 3 and 6 mm, respectively); in addition, Bruch membrane opening (BMO) area and peripapillary RNFL thickness were obtained...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Michael Karsy, Daxa M Patel, Robert J Bollo
Magnetic resonance imaging-guided stereotactic laser ablation of intracranial targets, including brain tumors, has expanded dramatically over the past decade, but there have been few reports of complications, especially those occurring in a delayed fashion. Laser ablation of subependymal giant cell astrocytomas (SEGAs) is an attractive alternative to maintenance immunotherapy in some children with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC); however, the effect of treatment on disease progression and the nature and frequency of potential complications remains largely unknown...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Nagma Dalvi, Lalitha Sivaswamy
Life-threatening headaches in children can present in an apoplectic manner that garners immediate medical attention, or in an insidious, more dangerous form that may go unnoticed for a relatively long period of time. The recognition of certain clinical characteristics that accompany the headache should prompt recognition and referral to an institution equipped with neuroimaging facilities, pediatric neurosurgeons, and neurologists. Thunderclap headaches, which reach a peak within a very short period of time, may be the presenting feature of conditions such as arterial dissection, venous sinus thrombosis, and reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome, which can be addressed by specific pharmacological options instituted in an intensive care setting...
February 1, 2018: Pediatric Annals
Guofu Shen, Schuyler Link, Sandeep Kumar, Derek M Nusbaum, Dennis Y Tse, Yingbin Fu, Samuel M Wu, Benjamin J Frankfort
Elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) can result in multiple neurologic sequelae including vision loss. Inducible models of ICP elevation are lacking in model organisms, which limits our understanding of the mechanism by which increased ICP impacts the visual system. We adapted a mouse model for the sustained elevation of ICP and tested the hypothesis that elevated ICP impacts the optic nerve and retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). ICP was elevated and maintained for 2 weeks, and resulted in multiple anatomic changes that are consistent with human disease including papilledema, loss of physiologic cupping, and engorgement of the optic nerve head...
February 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
Angeliki Vgontzas, Sashank Prasad, Rebecca C Burch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 5, 2018: Headache
Michael Karsy, Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar, Christian A Bowers, Richard H Schmidt
OBJECTIVE Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), or pseudotumor cerebri, is a complex and difficult-to-manage condition that can lead to permanent vision loss and refractory headaches if untreated. Traditional treatment options, such as unilateral ventriculoperitoneal (VP) or lumboperitoneal (LP) shunt placement, have high complication and failure rates and often require multiple revisions. The use of bilateral proximal catheters has been hypothesized as a method to improve shunt survival. The use of stereotactic technology has improved the accuracy of catheter placement and may improve treatment of IIH, with fewer complications and greater shunt patency time...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
Cinzia Marchica, Faisal Zawawi, Dania Basodan, Rosie Scuccimarri, Sam J Daniel
BACKGROUND: Muckle-Wells syndrome (MWS) is a rare auto-inflammatory disease characterized by the presence of recurrent urticaria, deafness and amyloidosis. Progressive sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is reported to occur in up to 85% of patients occurring in the second and third decades and as early as the first decade in patients with a more severe phenotype, thus potentially having a significant impact on a child's development. IL-1 inhibitors, such as Anakinra, have been described to improve systemic inflammation, and stabilize or improve hearing status as well...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Mostafa Haredy, Giulio Zuccoli, Mandeep Tamber, Amani Davis, Ken Nischal, Jesse A Goldstein
PURPOSE: This study aims to evaluate accuracy of optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) measurements obtained by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with craniosynostosis (CS) for detection of high intracranial pressure (ICP) and to correlate MRI-derived ONSD measurements with those obtained by computed tomography (CT) scans in CS patients. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted on CS patients who had MRI- and age-matched controls with normal MRI. Diagnosis of intracranial hypertension was based on presence of papilledema, direct ICP monitoring, and/or lumbar puncture...
January 29, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Carlos Candanedo, Samuel Moscovici, Joshua M Kruger, Cezar J Mizrachi, Ruth Eliahou, Sergey Spektor
Bilateral papilledema secondary to obstructive or communicating hydrocephalus in patients with vestibular schwannomas is a known presentation; however, papilledema in the absence of hydrocephalus is rarely reported and its mechanism is poorly understood. We report a case of a 20-year-old woman presenting with visual deterioration and bilateral papilledema on fundoscopy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a giant vestibular schwannoma with no sign of hydrocephalus. The only imaging evidence of increased pressure on preoperative imaging studies was seen on a T2-weighted MRI, where there was subtle dilatation of the arachnoid space of the optic sleeve...
November 20, 2017: Curēus
Anas Alrohimi, Fang Ba
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 28, 2018: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
Ponraj K Sundaram, Pawan Kumar Jain
Elevation of a depressed skull fracture (DSF) overlying a venous sinus is generally avoided due to risk of sinus injury. Rarely, the sinus may be compressed by the fractured segment, causing intracranial hypertension (IH) or encephalopathy and can only be diagnosed with cerebral angiography or MR imaging techniques. The posterior third of the superior sagittal sinus (SSS) was found involved in all the reported cases. There is no consensus on its management, but most patients did not have any sinus thrombosis and improved after elevation of the compressing DSF alone...
January 24, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Walaa A Kamel, Jasem Y Al-Hashel, K John Alexander, Fathi Massoud, Fatima Al Shawaf, Ibtisam E Al Huwaidi
AIM: To report a potential association of thrombosis, thrombocytopenia with iron deficiency anaemia. CASE REPORT: A 43-year-old female experienced an episode of a headache, with bilateral papilledema by neurological examination, magnetic resonance venography (MRV) brain showed cerebrovenous thrombosis (CVT), iron deficiency anaemia and thrombocytopenia by blood investigations, that was treated with iron supplementations and anticoagulation. CONCLUSION: In this patient, cerebrovenous thrombosis (CVT) was discovered in a patient with thrombocytopenia and iron deficiency anaemia and treated with iron supplements and anticoagulation, we concluded that thrombocytopenia is not a protective factor against thrombosis especially with iron deficiency anaemia...
December 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
J Vijay Ananth, S Sudharshan, Ambika Selvakumar, Bella J Devaleenal, Kavitha Kalaivani, Jyotirmay Biswas
Papilledema in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome is an alarming finding. Any condition giving rise to raised intracranial tension (ICT) can cause papilledema, and in these patients, it could be secondary to opportunistic infections like meningitis to neoplasm. We report a case of a 28-year old female with HIV on antiretroviral therapy, who presented to us, with papilledema. Her fundus examination revealed superficial hemorrhages and Roth's spots along with papilledema...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
Khyati Amit Jain, Amit Bhurmal Jain
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
Sachidanand Gautam, Rajesh K Meena
Background: Primary intracranial leiomyosarcomas (LMSs) are unusual tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) affecting all age groups, and are recently, becoming more prevalent in immunosuppressive conditions such as in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. However, only a few CNS LMS case reports exist in the English literature, on the occurrence of this rare entity in immunocompetent adults. Even, rarer is a purely intraparenchymal occurrence without any dural attachment in afflicted individuals...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
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