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Cerebrovascular anatomy

Athena E Theyers, Benjamin I Goldstein, Arron Ws Metcalfe, Andrew D Robertson, Bradley J MacIntosh
Arterial stiffness is linked to cerebral small vessel damage and neurodegeneration, but barriers to accessing deep cerebrovascular anatomy limit our ability to assess the brain. This study describes an adaptation of a cardiac-related scrubbing method as a means of generating blood oxygenation level-dependent pulsatility maps based on the cardiac cycle. We examine BOLD pulsatility at rest, based on the non-parametric deviation from null metric, as well as changes following acute physiological stress from 20 min of moderate-intensity cycling in 45 healthy adolescents...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
David R Dobies, Kimberly R Barber
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) provides clinicians with beneficial information. Nonetheless, study findings are often arbitrary, speculative or provisional. The current state of misleading evidence exists in all applications, including those for guideline recommendations. We conductedan appraisal of the American College of Cardiologyand European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for revascularisation of complex coronary anatomy to determine the veracity of the evidence that recommendations were based on. Study-specific critical appraisals were conducted by the authors on the 5-year Synergy between percutaneous coronary intervention with Taxus and cardiac surgery (SYNTAX) and future revascularisation evaluation in patients with diabetes mellitus: optimal management of multivessel disease (FREEDOM) Trials...
2018: Open Heart
Long Wang, Li Cai, Shuaibin Lu, Hai Qian, Michael T Lawton, Xiang'en Shi
Internal maxillary artery (IMA) bypass has gain momentum in the last 5 years for the treatment of complex cerebrovascular disorders and skull base tumors. However, some issues regarding this treatment modality have been proposed. As one of the most experienced neurosurgical team to perform internal maxillary artery bypass in the world (>100 clinical cases), we reviewed literature in aspects of basic anatomy of maxillary artery with its variations to the lateral pterygoid muscle, initial anastomosis modalities and subsequent exposure techniques in cadaver studies, pre-operative arterial evaluation methods, optimal interposed graft selections and surgical outcome in the management of complex aneurysms, skull base tumors and steno-occlusive disorders...
March 7, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Baogang Qian, Robert F Rudy, Tianxi Cai, Rose Du
Many strains of mice are utilized in mouse models of cerebrovascular diseases. Variations in vascular anatomy between these strains has been documented and may influence the phenotype in stroke models. To address inter-strain variations in the circle of Willis anatomy, the diameters of internal carotid, posterior communicating, anterior cerebral, and middle cerebral arteries in 144 mice from 32 inbred strains were measured. Arterial diameters were analyzed as a function of animal weight, age, and strain. Variations in the structure of the circle of Willis across strains were observed and noted...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
John H Pula, Carlen A Yuen
A large portion of the central nervous system is dedicated to vision and therefore strokes have a high likelihood of involving vision in some way. Vision loss can be the most disabling residual effect after a cerebral infarction. Transient vision problems can likewise be a harbinger of stroke and prompt evaluation after recognition of visual symptoms can prevent future vascular injury. In this review, we discuss the visual aspects of stroke. First, anatomy and the vascular supply of the visual system are considered...
December 2017: Stroke and Vascular Neurology
Vamsi Kodumuri, Senthil Balasubramanian, Aviral Vij, Sisir Siddamsetti, Ankur Sethi, Rommy Khalafallah, Sandeep Khosla
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is the preferred revascularization strategy for unprotected left main disease (UPLMD). Multiple small-scale trials and registry data showed that percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES) is a noninferior strategy with a Class IIa American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association recommendation in patients with high surgical risk and favorable anatomy. However, 2 recent large-scale randomized trials showed conflicting evidence. We conducted a meta-analysis of the existing data to compare outcomes of PCI with DES versus CABG for UPLMD...
January 31, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
Raluca Pascalau, Vlad Adrian Padurean, Dana BARTOș, Adrian BARTOș, Bianca Aurora Szabo
AIM: Anatomical variants of the circle of Willis are diverse and frequent and, although they are not a direct cause of cerebrovascular diseases, they are risk factors for impaired collateral perfusion and wall shear stress. This study aimed to correlate the anatomical variants with their effects on the hemodynamic and geometrical parameters responsible for the pathogenesis of neurological diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The circle of Willis and the proximal segments of the main arteries were dissected and measured on ten formalin-fixed human brains...
February 7, 2018: Turkish Neurosurgery
Rehana Shaikh, Saba Sohail
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency and patterns of normal anatomical variation of Circle of Willis on magnetic resonance angiogram in adults without cerebrovascular disease. METHODS: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at the Radiology Department of Dow University of Health Sciences / Civil Hospital, Karachi, from January to December 2016, and comprised patients referred for magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and magnetic resonance angiogram without any clinical or radiological manifestation of cerebrovascular disease, primarily including those with suspected demyelination, infection, epilepsy or metastases...
February 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Yosuke Takahashi, Takashi Murakami, Yasuyuki Sasaki, Yasuyuki Bito, Hiromichi Fujii, Shinsuke Nishimura, Toshihiko Shibata
OBJECTIVES: The consequences of common carotid artery (CCA) cross-clamping during debranching before thoracic endovascular aortic repair are unclear. We examined the safety of a simple CCA cross-clamping procedure under regional cerebral oxygen saturation monitoring (rSO2) in patients with a complete or incomplete circle of Willis (CoW) anatomy. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients with thoracic aneurysm underwent elective debranching thoracic endovascular aortic repair with bilateral frontal rSO2 monitoring at our institution between January 2012 and October 2015...
January 19, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Thomas Gripenberg, Fadi Jokhaji, Nikolaos Östlund-Papadogeorgos, Christina Ekenbäck, Rikard Linder, Bassem Samad, Jonas Persson
OBJECTIVES: To investigate clinical outcome in unselected real-life patients with unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA) stenosis and determine factors associated with selection of revascularization strategy. DESIGN: Consecutive patients with ULMCA stenosis at our institution in 2009-2013 (n = 308) were retrospectively analyzed with propensity score adjusted Cox proportional hazards models for outcome. Baseline characteristics in relation to selection of revascularization strategy were analyzed with multivariate logistic regression...
January 22, 2018: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
Yılmaz İnanç, Yusuf İnanç, Halil Ay
Purpose: The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the distribution of aortic arches, the relationship with demographic characteristics, and the results of carotid and vertebral artery stenting procedures in patients diagnosed with cerebrovascular disease through the intra-arterial digital subtraction angiography (DSA) technique. Methods: A retrospective examination was performed on 288 patients diagnosed with cerebrovascular disease, who underwent DSA in the Department of Neurology of Gaziantep University Medical Faculty and Kahramanmaraş¸ Sütçü Imam University Medical Faculty...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Joshua Peterson, Anthony N Hage, Stephan Diljak, Benjamin D Long, Daniel P Marcusa, John M Stribley, David W Brzezinski, Jonathan Eliason
BACKGROUND Celiacomesenteric trunk (CMT) is a very rare anatomic finding in which the celiac artery and the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) originate from the abdominal aorta through a common trunk. Clinical associations with CMT include arterial aneurysm, thrombosis, and celiac artery compression. However, an association between CMT and abdominal venous congestion caused by left renal vein compression, or 'nutcracker phenomenon,' has not been previously reported. CASE REPORT A 91-year-old woman, who died from a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), underwent a cadaveric examination at our medical school...
December 15, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
Richard F Schmidt, Michael J Lang, Christian M Hoelscher, Pascal M Jabbour, Stavropoula I Tjoumakaris, Ashwini D Sharan, Chengyuan Wu
OBJECTIVE: Stereoelectroencephalography (sEEG) requires extensive preoperative planning to optimize placement of electrodes and limit the potential for complications. Flat-detector computed tomography (FD-CT) has previously been used for perioperative vascular imaging to guide the treatment of vascular lesions. This imaging modality provides a detailed depiction of cerebrovascular and bony cranial anatomy, which can be used to guide intracranial electrode implantation. We have developed a novel method to improve preoperative planning for sEEG electrode implantation and limit the potential for postoperative complications by using FD-CT imaging merged with preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
February 2018: World Neurosurgery
Luke L Linscott, James L Leach, Blaise V Jones, Todd A Abruzzo
Venous-related brain injury is a common form of cerebrovascular injury in children and encompasses a diverse group of cerebrovascular diagnoses. The purpose of this pictorial essay is to introduce the relevant anatomy, pathophysiology and various imaging patterns of venous-related cerebral injury in children. Unifying concepts to better understand the effects of venous hypertension in the developing brain will be emphasized. These unifying concepts will provide the imaging professional with a conceptual framework to better understand and confidently identify imaging patterns of venous-related cerebral injury...
December 2017: Pediatric Radiology
Ho-Hin K Choy, Damianos G Kokkinidis, Ryan Cotter, Gagan D Singh, R Kevin Rogers, Stephen W Waldo, John R Laird, Ehrin J Armstrong
BACKGROUND: Carotid artery stenting (CAS) is often performed in patients with carotid artery stenosis who have relative contraindications to carotid endarterectomy (CEA), including hostile neck anatomy (e.g., history of neck irradiation or prior surgery). We examined the impact of hostile neck anatomy on long-term outcomes after CAS. METHODS: All carotid artery stent procedures performed at two institutions from 2006 to 2016 were reviewed. Routine duplex carotid ultrasound was used to assess target lesion restenosis at regular intervals...
September 21, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
Roberto Rodriguez Rubio, Michael T Lawton, Olivia Kola, Halima Tabani, Sonia Yousef, Ali Tayebi Meybodi, Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Ivan El-Sayed, Arnau Benet
BACKGROUND: The middle temporal artery (MTA) is the proximal medial branch of the superficial temporal artery (STA), supplying the temporalis muscle along with deep temporal arteries. Its use in vascularized flaps for reconstructive and otologic procedures has been described, yet its potential use in neurosurgery has not been studied. We report a novel technique for exposing the MTA and evaluated its characteristics for extracranial-intracranial cerebrovascular bypass. METHODS: After a curvilinear frontotemporal incision in 10 cadaveric specimens, the STA was dissected from distal to proximal...
February 2018: World Neurosurgery
Christen Elizabeth Boudreau
This article reviews definitions and normal anatomy and physiology of canine and feline cerebral vasculature. The pathophysiology of cerebrovascular disease (CVD), which results from disturbance of cerebral blood supply, is described, along with its common causes and correlative findings. The general clinical presentation of companion animals is described, although specific neurologic abnormalities depend on the neuroanatomic location of the disrupted blood supply. Current and future diagnostic approaches are described, including ancillary testing for predisposing factors...
January 2018: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
Isidro Ferrer, Noemi Vidal
The chapter describes the epidemiology of cerebrovascular diseases, anatomy of the cerebral blood vessels, pathophysiology of ischemia, hypoxia, hypoxemia, anemic hypoxia, histotoxic hypoxia, carbon monoxide damage, hyperoxid brain damage and decompression sickness, and selective cell and regional vulnerability; diseases of the blood vessels including atherosclerosis, hypertensive angiopathy, small vessel disease, inflammatory vascular diseases, cerebral amyloid angiopathies, CADASIL, CARASIL and other diseases that can lead to cerebrovascular occlusion; intracranial and intraspinal aneurysms and vascular malformations; hematologic disorders that can cause cerebral infarct or hemorrhage; brain ischemic damage; and spontaneous intracranial bleeding...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
Alejandro Monroy-Sosa, Edgar Nathal, Albert L Rhoton
BACKGROUND: Distal anterior cerebral artery (DACA) aneurysms, also known as pericallosal artery aneurysms, are present in 1.5%-9% of all intracranial aneurysms. Here we characterize the important microsurgical anatomy of DACAs; describe the surgical approach to treating these aneurysms with a minimally invasive surgical technique, the mini anterior interhemispheric approach (MAIA); and examine the nuances of aneurysm clipping in this region. METHODS: This was a retrospective and descriptive analysis of a series of aneurysm surgeries performed at the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Mexico City...
December 2017: World Neurosurgery
Katsuyuki Hoshina, Shin Ishimaru, Yusuke Sasabuchi, Hideo Yasunaga, Kimihiro Komori
OBJECTIVE: To analyze data on patients treated with a bifurcated stent graft for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). BACKGROUND: The Japan Committee for Stentgraft Management (JACSM) was established in 2007 to manage the safety of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) in Japan. The JACSM registry includes detailed anatomical and clinical data of all patients who undergo stent graft insertion in Japan. METHODS: Among 51,380 patients treated with bifurcated stent graft for AAA, we identified 38,008 eligible patients (excluding those with rupture or insufficient data)...
September 6, 2017: Annals of Surgery
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