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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220607/neurological-and-spinal-manifestations-of-the-ehlers-danlos-syndromes
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Fraser C Henderson, Claudiu Austin, Edward Benzel, Paolo Bolognese, Richard Ellenbogen, Clair A Francomano, Candace Ireton, Petra Klinge, Myles Koby, Donlin Long, Sunil Patel, Eric L Singman, Nicol C Voermans
The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) are a heterogeneous group of heritable connective tissue disorders characterized by joint hypermobility, skin extensibility, and tissue fragility. This communication briefly reports upon the neurological manifestations that arise including the weakness of the ligaments of the craniocervical junction and spine, early disc degeneration, and the weakness of the epineurium and perineurium surrounding peripheral nerves. Entrapment, deformation, and biophysical deformative stresses exerted upon the nervous system may alter gene expression, neuronal function and phenotypic expression...
February 21, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203185/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-with-intracranial-hypertension-should-decompressive-craniectomy-be-considered
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Ségolène Mrozek, Laurent Lonjaret, Aude Jaffre, Anne-Christine Januel, Nicolas Raposo, Sergio Boetto, Jean-François Albucher, Olivier Fourcade, Thomas Geeraerts
BACKGROUND: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is a rare cause of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) causing intracranial hypertension. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: We report a case of RCVS-related ICH leading to refractory intracranial hypertension. A decompressive craniectomy was performed to control intracranial pressure. We discuss here the management of RCVS with intracranial hypertension. Decompressive craniectomy was preformed to avoid the risky option of high cerebral perfusion pressure management with the risk of bleeding, hemorrhagic complications, and high doses of norepinephrine...
January 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202821/-pres-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome
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Kouichirou Okamoto, Kunio Motohashi, Hidemoto Fujiwara, Tomohiko Ishihara, Itaru Ninomiya, Osamu Onodera, Yukihiko Fujii
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is suggested in patients with acute neurological symptoms in the appropriate clinical context, including acute hypertension, blood pressure fluctuations, renal failure, blood transfusion, immunosuppression, autoimmune disorders, and eclampsia. PRES is a clinical syndrome, and refers to a disorder with reversible subcortical vasogenic brain edema caused by endothelial dysfunction, predominantly involving the bilateral parieto-occipital regions. Although the clinical course and prognosis are favorable in most cases, intracranial hemorrhage and/or restricted diffusion similar to acute infarction could be seen in some lesions on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
February 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159879/symptomatic-intracranial-hypertension-during-recovery-from-the-syndrome-of-headache-with-neurologic-deficits-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-lymphocytosis-handl
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Eoin Mulroy, Joel Yap, Helen Danesh-Meyer, Neil Anderson
The syndrome of headache with neurologic deficits and cerebrospinal fluid lymphocytosis (HANDL) is rare; it comprises migrainous headaches (generally in headache-naïve people), fluctuating neurological symptoms and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) lymphocytosis. The syndrome generally runs a benign, self-limiting course over weeks. A small proportion of patients develop intracranial hypertension as a consequence of the illness. Recurrence of headaches or development of visual symptoms following apparent recovery from HANDL should prompt urgent re-evaluation for elevated intracranial pressure...
February 3, 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154100/stroke-caused-by-atherosclerosis-of-the-major-intracranial-arteries
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Chirantan Banerjee, Marc I Chimowitz
Our goal in this review is to discuss the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke caused by atherosclerosis of the major intracranial arteries. References for the review were identified by searching PubMed for related studies published from 1955 to June 2016 using search terms intracranial stenosis and intracranial atherosclerosis. Reference sections of published randomized clinical trials and previously published reviews were searched for additional references. Intracranial atherosclerotic disease is a highly prevalent cause of stroke that is associated with a high risk of recurrent stroke...
February 3, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133694/spontaneous-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-a-patient-with-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-corona-virus
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Fahad M Al-Hameed
The Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus (MERS-CoV) is a novel positive sense singlestranded ribonucleic acid virus of the genus Beta corona virus. This virus was first isolated from a patient who died from severe respiratory illness in June 2012 in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We describe an unusual case of a 42 year old healthcare worker who was admitted to our Intensive Care Unit (ICU)King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, with MERS-CoV and severe acute respiratory distress Syndrome and developed a sudden-onset diabetes insipidus and spontaneous massive intracranial hemorrhage with intra-ventricular extension and tonsillar herniation...
February 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120058/endoscopic-reconstruction-of-csf-pathways-in-ventricular-tumors
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Piero Andrea Oppido
Neuroendoscopy is now considered to be a minimally invasive surgical approach for expanding lesions bulging into the ventricle, and it is also considered to be a relevant tool for performing biopsy procedures, fenestration of cystic walls, or for performing tumor removal in selected cases. Furthermore, the use of neuroimaging and the accurate follow-up of brain tumor patients have allowed the documentation of tumoral and pseudotumoral cystic areas that cause the obstruction of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pathways...
2017: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041720/atrial-fibrillation-is-a-major-cause-of-stroke-in-apneic-patients-a-prospective-study
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M Poli, P Philip, J Taillard, S Debruxelles, P Renou, J M Orgogozo, F Rouanet, I Sibon
OBJECTIVES: Large prospective studies have established that sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is associated with an increased incidence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Heterogeneous results have been published about SDB and ischaemic stroke mechanism. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between poststroke apneic syndrome and stroke aetiologies according to the ASCO classification. METHODS: A total of 134 patients with acute ischaemic cerebrovascular events were prospectively included...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017759/the-monro-kellie-doctrine-in-action-posterior-reversible-leukoencephalopathy-syndrome-caused-by-intracranial-hypotension-from-lumboperitoneal-shunt-placement
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Ioannis Karakis, Audrey H Nuccio, Jordan P Amadio, Arthur J Fountain
BACKGROUND: Posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is linked to various etiologies, including most importantly systemic hypertension. Its association with intracranial hypotension (IH), a potential sequela of various neurosurgical procedures, is underrecognized. We report a case of lumboperitoneal shunt-induced IH resulting in PRES with the goal to increase awareness and elaborate on the potential biologic mechanism, based on the Monro-Kellie hypothesis. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 26-year-old woman with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and epilepsy was admitted for recurrent cryptococcal meningitis and breakthrough seizures...
February 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012056/pachymeningitis-in-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-case-series-with-earlier-onset-in-younger-patients-and-literature-review
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Violeta Higuera-Ortiz, Abraham Reynoso, Natllely Ruiz, Rosa Delia Delgado-Hernández, Gilberto Gómez-Garza, Luis Felipe Flores-Suárez
The objective of this study is to describe the characteristics of patients with pachymeningitis (PM) in granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) from Latin America, including three young patients. This is a retrospective case series. Patients were classified according to the ACR criteria, the 2012 Chapel Hill Consensus Conference Nomenclature and the EMA algorithm. Demographic, clinical, serological, and neuroimaging characteristics are described. Thirteen patients (nine females, four males) were identified. Mean age ± SD of PM diagnosis was 35...
December 23, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999708/-hemangioblastomas-of-the-posterior-fossa-report-of-16-cases-and-literature-review
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Alvaro Campero, Pablo Ajler, Julio Fernandez, Gustavo Isolan, Martin Paiz, Conrado Rivadeneira
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to describe the results of 16 patients with posterior fossa hemangioblastoma, treated with microsurgical techniques. METHOD: Between June 2005 and December 2015, 16 patients with posterior fossa hemangioblastoma were operated on, underwent microsurgical resection. The sex, age, imaging findings, symptoms, and postoperative results were analyzed. RESULTS: Eleven patients were men and 5 were women. The average age of the patients was 44 years...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994696/primary-hydatid-cyst-of-the-brain-in-a-child-a-case-report
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Alessia Imperato, Alessandro Consales, Marcello Ravegnani, Elio Castagnola, Roberto Bandettini, Andrea Rossi
BACKGROUND: Primary intracranial hydatid cyst is a rare location of human echinococcosis whose spontaneous, traumatic or even iatrogenic rupture, as in case of misdiagnosis, may cause anaphylactic reactions and dissemination. CASE REPORT: We discuss the management of a 9-year-old boy who was admitted to our Emergency Department with an intracranial hypertension syndrome. Head CT scan and brain MRI showed a huge intra-axial right temporo-parieto-occipital cyst with a marginal calcification, associated with left ventricular uncompensated hydrocephalus...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986389/-cerebral-hydatid-cyst-clinical-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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José Luis Acha-Sánchez, Héctor José Yaya-Loo, Marco Enrique Chipana-Sotomayor
Hydatid disease is an accidental parasitosis, with brain location being rare. The case is reported of a 33year-old male, with no history of note, who was admitted to hospital with intracranial hypertension syndrome and right hemiparesis. Computed tomography showed a cystic lesion in the left frontal-parietal lobule. Surgery was performed by complete excision of the lesion, with a good outcome. Hydatid disease is a rare condition in the brain. Clinical suspicion is important for an early diagnosis. A review is presented on the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of cerebral hydatid disease...
December 13, 2016: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960158/risk-factors
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T Uehara, O Y Bang, J S Kim, K Minematsu, R Sacco
Studies investigating risk factors for intracranial atherosclerosis (ICAS) have been infrequent. However, due to recent availability of non-invasive vascular imaging techniques that can assess intracranial cerebral arteries, there are a growing number of studies on risk factors for ICAS. Conventional vascular risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia and cigarette smoking are risk factors for ICAS. However, it remains uncertain whether there is a difference in risk factors between ICAS and extracranial atherosclerosis (ECAS)...
2016: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928421/asymmetrical-intraocular-pressures-and-asymmetrical-papilloedema-in-pseudotumor-cerebri-syndrome
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Mitchell Lawlor, Michael G Zhang, Jonathan Virgo, Gordon T Plant
This report is of two cases of asymmetrical papilloedema in patients with asymmetrical intraocular pressures (IOPs). The first patient presented with headaches, transient visual obscurations (TVOs), and elevated IOPs, and was found to have increased intracranial pressure caused by a torcula meningioma. He developed papilloedema after his IOPs were pharmacologically lowered; the papilloedema resolved after the IOP became elevated again after stopping his glaucoma drops, and then again returned as the IOP reduced when the drops were restarted...
December 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903988/metabolic-syndrome-in-relation-to-risk-of-meningioma
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Corinna Seliger, Christoph R Meier, Claudia Becker, Susan S Jick, Martin Proescholdt, Ulrich Bogdahn, Peter Hau, Michael F Leitzmann
BACKGROUND: Meningioma is a frequent primary intracranial tumor, the etiology of which is potentially related to adiposity. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is an increasingly common disease characterized by having at least three of the following conditions: central adiposity, arterial hypertension, dyslipidemia, and insulin resistance. Only one prior study investigated MetS in relation to meningioma risk and found a positive association between the two. RESULTS: Among 2,027 cases and 20,269 controls, body mass index was positively associated with meningioma (p-value for trend < 0...
January 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903844/therapeutic-approaches-to-pediatric-pseudotumor-cerebri-new-insights-from-literature-data
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Giovanna Vitaliti, Piero Pavone, Nassim Matin, Omidreza Tabatabaie, Salvatore Cocuzza, Michele Vecchio, Luigi Maiolino, Paola Di Mauro, Angelo Conti, Riccardo Lubrano, Agostino Serra, Raffaele Falsaperla
The pseudotumor cerebri syndrome (PTCS), also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), is characterized by signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure such as headache and cranial nerve palsies, in the absence of any space-occupying mass. This condition commonly affects overweight women of childbearing age, even if it is also frequent in men and children. Children with PTCS may present with atypical signs and symptoms, with a different prognosis compared to adults. However, the treatment is the same for both children and adults, even if there are no strict treatment guidelines in regards...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879597/discussion-sleep-architecture-linked-to-airway-obstruction-and-intracranial-hypertension-in-children-with-syndromic-craniosynostosis
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Jeffrey A Fearon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879596/sleep-architecture-linked-to-airway-obstruction-and-intracranial-hypertension-in-children-with-syndromic-craniosynostosis
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Bart Spruijt, Irene M J Mathijssen, Hansje H Bredero-Boelhouwer, Perumpillichira J Cherian, Linda J A Corel, Marie-Lise van Veelen, Richard D Hayward, Robert C Tasker, Koen F M Joosten
BACKGROUND: Children with syndromic craniosynostosis often have obstructive sleep apnea and intracranial hypertension. The authors aimed to evaluate (1) sleep architecture, and determine whether this is influenced by the presence of obstructive sleep apnea and/or intracranial hypertension; and (2) the effect of treatment on sleep architecture. METHODS: This study included patients with syndromic craniosynostosis treated at a national referral center, undergoing screening for obstructive sleep apnea and intracranial hypertension...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818191/corticosteroids-for-the-management-of-severe-intracranial-hypertension-in-meningoencephalitis-caused-by-cryptococcus-gattii-a-case-report-and-review
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R-A Maciel, L-S Ferreira, F Wirth, P-D Rosa, M Aves, E Turra, L-Z Goldani
Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in meningitis caused by Cryptococcus gattii in immunocompetent patients after initiation of antifungal therapy appears to be the result of paradoxical antifungal treatment-induced clinical deterioration due to improved local immune responses to cryptococcal organisms. Recent anecdotal reports have suggested a favorable clinical response to corticosteroids in select patients with C. gattii central nervous system (CNS) infections. In this report, we describe a 65-year-old patient with meningoencephalitis caused by C...
November 3, 2016: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
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