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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386925/vagus-nerve-stimulation-surgical-technique-of-implantation-and-revision-and-related-morbidity
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Flavio Giordano, Anna Zicca, Carmen Barba, Renzo Guerrini, Lorenzo Genitori
Indications for vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy include focal, multifocal epilepsy, drop attacks (tonic/atonic seizures), Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)-related multifocal epilepsy, and unsuccessful resective surgery. Surgical outcome is about 50-60% for seizures control, and may also improve mood, cognition, and memory. On this basis, VNS has also been proposed for the treatment of major depression and Alzheimer's' disease. The vagus nerve stimulator must be implanted with blunt technique on the left side to avoid cardiac side effects through the classic approach for anterior cervical discectomy...
April 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350571/vertebrobasilar-dolichoectasia-causing-an-optic-tract-syndrome
#2
Brandon B Holmes, Wesley C Green, Nathan H Kung, Joel A Goebel, Gregory P Van Stavern
Vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia (VBD) is characterized by significant dilation, elongation, and tortuosity of the vertebrobasilar system. We present a unique case of VBD, confirmed by neuroimaging studies, showing vascular compression of the right optic tract and lower cranial nerves leading to an incongruous left homonymous inferior quadrantanopia and glossopharyngeal neuralgia.
March 27, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330711/pregabalin-treatment-in-a-pregnant-woman-with-glossopharyngeal-neuralgia
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Azis Arruda Chagury, Karina Ribeiro Cavalcante Tavares, Raquel Marcon Camargo, Daniela Vieira Martins, Letícia Helena de Sousa Marques, Ali Mahmoud
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 24, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263933/microvascular-decompression-for-glossopharyngeal-neuralgia-long-term-follow-up
#4
Hua Zhao, Jin Zhu, Yin-da Tang, Xin Zhang, Shi-Ting Li
OBJECTIVE: To examine operative findings and outcome of microvascular decompression (MVD) for glossopharyngeal neuralgia(GPN). This research displayed the long-term outcomes of a large series of 35 cases with GPN treated with MVD. METHODS: From January 2004 to June 2006, 35 consecutive patients were diagnosed with GPN. All of them underwent MVD. Demographic data, clinical presentation, operative findings, clinical results, operative-complications were reviewed. RESULTS: 33 (94...
March 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215909/eslicarbazepine-acetate-for-neuropathic-pain-headache-and-cranial-neuralgia-evidence-and-experience
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A Alcántara Montero, C I Sánchez Carnerero
INTRODUCTION: Eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL), together with carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine, belongs to the dibenzazepine family. According to the latest clinical practice guidelines, tricyclic antidepressants, dual antidepressants (venlafaxine, duloxetine), and some antiepileptics (gabapentin, pregabalin) are first-line drugs for neuropathic pain; tramadol, lidocaine 5% patches, and capsaicin 8% patches are considered second-line drugs; and strong opioids constitute a third line of treatment...
February 16, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180042/brainstem-auditory-evoked-potentials-diagnostic-accuracy-for-hearing-loss-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Parthasarathy D Thirumala, Gregory Carnovale, Yoon Loke, Miguel E Habeych, Donald J Crammond, Jeffrey R Balzer, Raymond F Sekula
Background Microvascular decompression (MVD) utilizes brainstem auditory evoked potential (BAEP) intraoperative monitoring to reduce the risk of iatrogenic hearing loss. Studies report varying efficacy and hearing loss rates during MVD with intraoperative monitoring. Objectives This study aims to perform a comprehensive review and study of diagnostic accuracy of BAEPs during MVD to predict hearing loss in studies published from January 1984 to December 2013. Methods The PubMed/MEDLINE and World Science databases were searched...
February 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133989/other-facial-neuralgias
#7
Francis O'Neill, Turo Nurmikko, Claudia Sommer
Premise In this article we review some lesser known cranial neuralgias that are distinct from trigeminal neuralgia, trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, or trigeminal neuropathies. Included are occipital neuralgia, superior laryngeal neuralgia, auriculotemporal neuralgia, glossopharyngeal and nervus intermedius neuralgia, and pain from acute herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia of the trigeminal and intermedius nerves. Problem Facial neuralgias are rare and many physicians do not see such cases in their lifetime, so patients with a suspected diagnosis within this group should be referred to a specialized center where multidisciplinary team diagnosis may be available...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919116/stylohyoid-complex-eagle-syndrome-starting-in-a-9-year-old-boy
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Maite Gárriz-Luis, Pablo Irimia, Juan M Alcalde, Pablo Domínguez, Juan Narbona
Background There are only four previous pediatric reports of the glossopharyngeal neuralgic form of the stylohyoid complex syndrome. Stylohyoid complex has merely been described as cases of glossopharyngeal neuralgia in children. Case Report A 12-year-old boy came to our hospital because of recurrent episodes of severe cranial pain (9/10) lasting for 5 to 15 minutes. Pain affected the right tonsillar fossa, ear, and mastoid region. Since the start at the age of 9 years, the frequency of painful episodes has progressively increased: when admitted to our clinics 3 years later, the child was having up to five episodes daily in spite of analgesic, antiepileptic, and antidepressant drugs; he had abandoned school and leisure...
February 2017: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903192/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-idiopathic-glossopharyngeal-neuralgia-an-international-multicenter-study
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Hideyuki Kano, Dusan Urgosik, Roman Liscak, Bruce E Pollock, Or Cohen-Inbar, Jason P Sheehan, Mayur Sharma, Danilo Silva, Gene H Barnett, David Mathieu, Nathaniel D Sisterson, L Dade Lunsford
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) when used for patients with intractable idiopathic glossopharyngeal neuralgia. METHODS Six participating centers of the International Gamma Knife Research Foundation identified 22 patients who underwent SRS for intractable glossopharyngeal neuralgia between 1998 and 2015. The median patient age was 60 years (range 34-83 years). The median duration of symptoms before SRS was 46 months (range 1-240 months)...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902620/long-term-outcomes-of-percutaneous-radiofrequency-thermocoagulation-for-glossopharyngeal-neuralgia-a-retrospective-observational-study
#10
Xiaoping Wang, Yuanzhang Tang, Yuanjie Zeng, Jiaxiang Ni
The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term results of computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous radiofrequency thermocoagulation (PRT) for glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GPN).A retrospective review of medical records for patients with GPN who were treated with CT-guided PRT between 2003 and 2014 was performed to investigate baseline characteristics and immediate outcomes during the hospitalization. Long-term pain relief outcomes and complications were obtained via telephone survey. Duration of pain-free was assessed by Kaplan-Meier analysis...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890181/imaging-of-vascular-compression-syndromes
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Joseph H Donahue, David A Ornan, Sugoto Mukherjee
Trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, vestibulocochlear neuralgia and glossopharyngeal neuralgia represent the most common neurovascular compression syndromes. Repeated vascular pulsations at the vulnerable transitional zone of the individual cranial nerves lead to focal axonal injury and demyelination. High-resolution 3-D T2-weighted MR imaging is essential in detecting and mapping neurovascular compression for directed therapy. Knowledge of the specific nerve root exit, the transitional zones, and the adjacent vasculature is critical in proper management...
January 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860211/ultrasound-guided-peristyloid-steroid-injection-for-eagle-syndrome
#12
Timothy Maher, Hariharan Shankar
The styloid process arising from the temporal bone is normally about 2.5 cm in length. For various reasons, including trauma and inflammation, it may become elongated. This elongated styloid process, when symptomatic with clinical signs and symptoms suggestive of local compression or neuropathic pain, is termed Eagle syndrome. Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is characterized by intermittent shooting sharp pain in the jaw, throat, tongue, and ear. Conservative management includes anticonvulsants, tricyclic antidepressants, and anti-inflammatory agents...
November 11, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593828/fleece-bound-tissue-sealing-in-microvascular-decompression
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Levent Tanrikulu, Michael Buchfelder, Ramin Naraghi
AIM: There is a feared complication for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage after microvascular decompression (MVD). In this study we present our experience of fleece-bound tissue sealing in MVD with our aim to minimize the rate of postoperative CSF leakage. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We treated 50 patients (female/male: 26/24) with neurovascular compression (NVC) syndromes (trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm and glossopharyngeal neuralgia) by MVD from the year 2003 to 2006...
April 20, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593717/isolated-deep-ear-canal-pain-possible-role-of-auricular-branch-of-vagus-nerve-case-illustrations-with-cadaveric-correlation
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Kentaro Watanabe, R Shane Tubbs, Shunsuke Satoh, Ali R Zomorodi, Wolfgang Liedtke, Moujahed Labidi, Allan H Friedman, Takanori Fukushima
Glossopharyngeal, nervus intermedius, and vagus neuralgias can all present with ear pain. However, to our knowledge, there have been no reports of otalgia as the only symptom of vagus neuralgia. The seventh, ninth, and tenth cranial nerves have many interneural connections, and the exact anatomy and pathophysiology of these neuralgias are often not clear. Moreover, symptoms due to involvement of any of these nerves can be difficult to attribute solely to 1 of them. The overlapping sensory innervation of the external auditory canal can lead to misdiagnosis in patients suffering from otalgia...
December 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27518528/utility-of-the-intensive-care-unit-in-patients-undergoing-microvascular-decompression-a-multiinstitution-comparative-analysis
#15
Jesse D Lawrence, Chad Tuchek, Aaron A Cohen-Gadol, Raymond F Sekula
OBJECTIVE Use of the ICU during admission to a hospital is associated with a significant portion of the total health care costs for that stay. Patients undergoing microvascular decompression (MVD) for cranial neuralgias are routinely admitted postoperatively to the ICU for monitoring. The primary purpose of this study was to compare complication rates of patients with and without a postoperative ICU stay following MVD. The secondary intents were to identify predictors of complications, to analyze variables of health care resource utilization, and to estimate the cost of postoperative management...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27444102/endoscopic-transoral-resection-of-parapharyngeal-osteoma-a-case-report
#16
Serhat Yaslikaya, Cigdem Firat Koca, Yuksel Toplu, Ahmet Kizilay, Nusret Akpolat
Osteoma is a benign, mesenchymal, slow-growing, osteogenic tumor commonly occurring in the craniofacial bones and is characterized by the proliferation of compact or cancellous bone. Solitary osteomas can be classified as peripheral (parosteal, periosteal, or exophytic) when arising from the periosteum or central (endosteal) when arising from soft tissue. Peripheral osteoma occurs most frequently in the paranasal sinuses. Other locations include the orbital wall, temporal bone, pterygoid processes, external ear canal, and, rarely, the mandible...
November 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27312369/a-description-of-the-anatomy-of-the-glossopharyngeal-nerve-as-encountered-in-transoral-surgery
#17
Chengyuan Wang, Summit Kundaria, Juan Fernandez-Miranda, Umamaheswar Duvvuri
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To illustrate detailed anatomy of the extracranial portion of the glossopharyngeal nerve in the parapharyngeal space as encountered during transoral surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cadaveric dissection. All dissections were performed transorally and confirmed with transcervical dissection. METHODS: Eight color-injected cadaveric heads (16 sides) were dissected to demonstrate the course and anatomy of the glossopharyngeal nerve...
September 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27260489/standardized-reporting-of-adverse-events-after-microvascular-decompression-of-cranial-nerves-a-population-based-single-institution-consecutive-series
#18
Jiri Bartek, Sasha Gulati, Geirmund Unsgård, Clemens Weber, Petter Förander, Ole Solheim, Asgeir S Jakola
OBJECTIVE: To investigate frequencies of adverse events occurring within 30 days after microvascular decompression (MVD) surgery using a standardized report form of adverse events. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 98 adult patients (≥16 years) treated with MVD between 1 January 1994 and 1 June 2013. Adverse events occurring within 30 days were classified according to the Landriel Ibanez classification for neurosurgical complications: grade I represents any non-life threatening complication treated without invasive procedures; grade II is complications requiring invasive management; grade III is life-threatening adverse events requiring treatment in an intensive care unit (ICU); grade IV is death as a result of complications...
September 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27213105/microvascular-decompression-for-glossopharyngeal-neuralgia-through-a-microasterional-approach-a-case-series
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REVIEW
Rogelio Revuelta-Gutiérrez, Andres Humberto Morales-Martínez, Carolina Mejías-Soto, Jaime Jesús Martínez-Anda, Luis Alberto Ortega-Porcayo
BACKGROUND: Glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GPN) is an uncommon craniofacial pain syndrome. It is characterized by a sudden onset lancinating pain usually localized in the sensory distribution of the IX cranial nerve associated with excessive vagal outflow, which leads to bradycardia, hypotension, syncope, or cardiac arrest. This study aims to review our surgical experience performing microvascular decompression (MVD) in patients with GPN. METHODS: Over the last 20 years, 14 consecutive cases were diagnosed with GPN...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27106095/surgical-management-of-eagle-s-syndrome-an-approach-to-shooting-craniofacial-pain
#20
Yoshihiko Kumai, Tadashi Hamasaki, Eiji Yumoto
Eagle's syndrome (ES) and glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GPN) display very similar symptoms preoperatively. The objective of this study is to determine the surgical outcome of intraoral resection of the styloid process (IRSP) for ES, and to observe preoperative findings and treatment outcome of our cases presenting shooting craniofacial pain. In total, 14 symptomatic patients who presented with typical shooting craniofacial pain, had a styloid process longer than 25 mm, and underwent surgical intervention or medication alone from 2011 to 2015 were involved...
October 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
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