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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760923/finger-drop-sign-characteristic-pattern-of-distal-weakness-in-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Yong Chuan Chee, Beng Hooi Ong
Guillain-Barré Syndrome is an acquired acute autoimmune polyradiculoneuropathy that commonly presents with limb weakness and occasional cranial nerve, respiratory and autonomic involvement. Although the classic description of Guillain-Barré Syndrome is that of a demyelinating neuropathy with ascending weakness, predominant bilateral finger drop as presenting feature has rarely been reported. A characteristic pattern of weakness involving the extensor components of the fingers known as "finger drop sign" has been first described to be specific in acute motor axonal neuropathy form of Guillain-Barré Syndrome in the literature...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757421/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-acromegaly-an-international-multicenter-retrospective-cohort-study
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Dale Ding, Gautam U Mehta, Mohana Rao Patibandla, Cheng-Chia Lee, Roman Liscak, Hideyuki Kano, Fu-Yuan Pai, Mikulas Kosak, Nathaniel D Sisterson, Roberto Martinez-Alvarez, Nuria Martinez-Moreno, David Mathieu, Inga S Grills, Kevin Blas, Kuei Lee, Christopher P Cifarelli, Gennadiy A Katsevman, John Y K Lee, Brendan McShane, Douglas Kondziolka, L Dade Lunsford, Mary Lee Vance, Jason P Sheehan
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a treatment option for persistent or recurrent acromegaly secondary to a growth hormone secreting pituitary adenoma, but its efficacy is inadequately defined. OBJECTIVE: To assess, in a multicenter, retrospective cohort study, the outcomes of SRS for acromegaly and determine predictors. METHODS: We pooled and analyzed data from 10 participating institutions of the International Gamma Knife Research Foundation for patients with acromegaly who underwent SRS with endocrine follow-up of ≥6 mo...
May 10, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750399/single-agent-bevacizumab-in-the-treatment-of-recurrent-or-refractory-pediatric-low-grade-glioma-a-single-institutional-experience
#3
Hamza S Gorsi, Paritosh C Khanna, Mark Tumblin, Lanipua Yeh-Nayre, Mehrzad Milburn, Jennifer D Elster, John R Crawford
INTRODUCTION: Bevacizumab-based therapy has been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of refractory or recurrent pediatric low-grade glioma (LGG); however its efficacy as a single agent is less understood. METHODS: We report our experience with single-agent bevacizumab for the treatment of recurrent or refractory LGG treated with either standard 2 week dosing (10 mg/kg/dose every 2 weeks) or with a standard 2 week dosing followed by an increased interval dosing (10 mg/kg/dose every 4 weeks)...
May 11, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739345/atypical-central-retinal-artery-occlusion-as-the-first-presentation-of-poems-syndrome-a-case-report
#4
Panitha Jindahra, Charungthai Dejthevaporn, Pimjai Niparuck, Jariya Waisayarat, Piyaphon Cheecharoen, Thanatporn Threetong, Purit Petpiroon, Tharikarn Sujirakul, Anuchit Poonyathalang, Kavin Vanikieti
BACKGROUND: POEMS syndrome is a plasma cell disorder, which clinically manifests from paraneoplastic syndrome: polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal plasma cell disorder, and skin changes. The most common ocular manifestation is optic disc swelling, whereas other ocular manifestations; cystoid macular edema, serous macular detachment, venous sinus thrombosis, infiltrative orbitopathy, uveitis, neovascularization of the disc, peripapillary choroidal neovascularization and optic disc drusen, had also been reported...
May 8, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731280/-sandwich-deformity-in-klippel-feil-syndrome-a-full-spectrum-presentation-of-associated-craniovertebral-junction-abnormalities
#5
Yinglun Tian, Dongwei Fan, Nanfang Xu, Shenglin Wang
Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) is defined as congenital fusion of two or more cervical vertebrae resulting from a segmentation failure in the developing spine. According to Samartzis et al., the most commonly fused segments are found at C2/3 (74.1%) and C6/7 (70.4%). In patients with C2/3 fusion, especially when there is additional C1 occipitalization, several secondary anomalies including atlantoaxial dislocation (AAD), basilar invagination (BI), Chiari malformation, and syringomyelia can be identified. In this report, we present a case of a 12-year-old patient with C2/3 and occipitalization and a "Full-Spectrum" presentation of associated CVJ abnormalities including C0/1 fusion, AAD, BI, Chiari malformation, syringomyelia, myelopathy and cranial neuropathy received neurological decompression of the cervico-medullary junction by posterior reduction of the AAD and reconstruction of her CVJ using an unconventional hybrid construct due to a high-riding right vertebral artery in C2...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726777/surgical-outcomes-after-reoperation-for-recurrent-skull-base-meningiomas
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Stephen T Magill, David S Lee, Adam J Yen, Calixto-Hope G Lucas, David R Raleigh, Manish K Aghi, Philip V Theodosopoulos, Michael W McDermott
OBJECTIVE Skull base meningiomas are surgically challenging tumors due to the intricate skull base anatomy and the proximity of cranial nerves and critical cerebral vasculature. Many studies have reported outcomes after primary resection of skull base meningiomas; however, little is known about outcomes after reoperation for recurrent skull base meningiomas. Since reoperation is one treatment option for patients with recurrent meningioma, the authors sought to define the risk profile for reoperation of skull base meningiomas...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697684/-carotid-endarterectomy-and-stenting-in-patients-with-internal-carotid-artery-stenosis-and-contralateral-occlusion
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A V Gavrilenko, S I Skrylev, A A Kravchenko, A V Novikov
AIM: To determine surgical risk factors and to compare early outcomes after carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting in patients with internal carotid artery stenosis and contralateral occlusion. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 132 patients were enrolled. 62 and 70 patients underwent carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting respectively. Early postoperative results were compared depending on type of surgical intervention and presence of risk factors. RESULTS: Significant difference between groups was only found for incidence of neuropathy of the cranial nerves...
2018: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696497/cerebellar-ataxia-neuropathy-vestibular-areflexia-syndrome-canvas-with-chronic-cough-and-preserved-muscle-stretch-reflexes-evidence-for-selective-sparing-of-afferent-ia-fibres
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Jon Infante, Antonio García, Karla M Serrano-Cárdenas, Rocío González-Aguado, José Gazulla, Enrique M de Lucas, José Berciano
The aim of this study was to describe five patients with cerebellar ataxia, neuropathy and vestibular areflexia syndrome (CANVAS) with chronic cough and preserved limb muscle stretch reflexes. All five patients were in the seventh decade of age, their gait imbalance having been initiated in the fifth decade. In four patients cough antedated gait imbalance between 15 and 29 years; cough was spasmodic and triggered by variable factors. Established clinical picture included severe hypopallesthesia predominating in the lower limbs with postural imbalance, and variable degree of cerebellar axial and appendicular ataxia, dysarthria and horizontal gaze-evoked nystagmus...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689030/checkpoint-inhibitor-immune-therapy-systemic-indications-and-ophthalmic-side-effects
#9
Lauren A Dalvin, Carol L Shields, Marlana Orloff, Takami Sato, Jerry A Shields
PURPOSE: To review immune checkpoint inhibitor indications and ophthalmic side effects. METHODS: A literature review was performed using a PubMed search for publications between 1990 and 2017. RESULTS: Immune checkpoint inhibitors are designed to treat system malignancies by targeting one of three ligands, leading to T-cell activation for attack against malignant cells. These ligands (and targeted drug) include cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4, ipilimumab), programmed death protein 1 (PD-1, pembrolizumab, nivolumab), and programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1, atezolizumab, avelumab, durvalumab)...
April 23, 2018: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685413/a-cavernous-sinus-lesion-clinically-responsive-to-steroids
#10
M W Ruff, I D Carabenciov, D R Johnson, B E Pollock, J E Parisi, J P Klaas
Tolosa Hunt syndrome (THS) is characterized by painful ophthalmoplegia secondary to idiopathic granulomatous inflammation of the cavernous sinus. The characteristic finding on MRI is an enhancing T1 isointense and T2 hypo- or hyperintense cavernous sinus mass lesion, which may result in focal narrowing of the ipsilateral internal carotid artery. Although the incidence is quite rare, it is a common diagnostic consideration in cases that present with multiple cranial neuropathies. However, the differential diagnosis for a unilateral cavernous sinus lesion in adults is broad and includes neoplastic, inflammatory (such as sarcoidosis and immunoglobulin G4-related disease [IgG4-RD]), infectious etiologies (such as syphilis and leprosy), as well as vascular lesions...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669036/acute-motor-axonal-polyneuropathy-following-mumps-infection-in-a-9-year-old-girl
#11
Karunakar Pediredla, Anitha Abimannane, Venkatesh Chandrasekaran, Barath Jagadisan, Niranjan Biswal
A 9-year-old girl presented with lower motor neuron type of paralysis involving limbs, trunk and multiple cranial nerves (7, 9 and 10) with preceding history of mumps 1 week before the onset of weakness. There were no features to suggest either a meningitis or encephalitis in the child. Cerebrospinal fluid showed hypoglycorrhachia and mild protein elevation; magnetic resonance imaging of the brain was normal. Nerve conduction study showed motor axonal neuropathy. Serology for mumps IgM was positive, consistent with a diagnosis of post-mumps acute motor axonal polyneuropathy...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662725/multiple-cranial-neuropathies-in-a-patient-with-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#12
Nakul Katyal, Anant Wadhwa, Pradeep C Bollu
Neuropathies can occur in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) at any stage of the disease as a presenting symptom or during later stages of illness. A wide spectrum of neurological association is known to occur with DLBCL, ranging from cranial nerve palsies to peripheral neuropathies. Evaluation of cranial and peripheral neuropathies in patients with DLBCL requires meticulous clinical, imaging, and electrodiagnostic testing. A 75-year-old right-handed female with a known history of multiple cranial neuropathies and DLBCL presented with acute dysphagia and upper extremity weakness of one-week duration...
February 13, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657677/immunoglobulin-g4-related-disease-an-update
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Abdullah Al-Mujaini, Murtadha Al-Khabori, Kashinatha Shenoy, Upender Wali
Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is an increasingly recognized immune-mediated condition comprised of a collection of disorders that share specific pathological, serological, and clinical features. IgG4-RD is a fibroinflammatory condition with a tendency to form tumors with inflammatory infiltrate with IgG4 rich plasma cells and elevation of serum IgG4, which may affect virtually every organ and tissue. IgG4-related ophthalmic disease may present as dacryoadenitis, myositis, or involvement of other orbital tissue...
March 2018: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652232/long-term-tumor-control-following-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-jugular-paraganglioma-using-3d-volumetric-segmentation
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Neil S Patel, Matthew L Carlson, Bruce E Pollock, Colin L W Driscoll, Brian A Neff, Robert L Foote, Christine M Lohse, Michael J Link
OBJECTIVE The morbidity of gross-total resection of jugular paraganglioma (JP) is often unacceptable due to the potential for irreversible lower cranial neuropathy. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has been used at the authors' institution since 1990 for the treatment of JP and other benign intracranial tumors. Conventional means of assessing tumor progression using linear measurements or elliptical approximations are imprecise due to the irregular shape and insinuating growth pattern of JP. The objective of this study was to assess long-term tumor control in these patients by using slice-by-slice 3D volumetric segmentation of serial MRI data...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626035/varicella-zoster-encephalitis-cranial-nerve-neuropathies-and-takotsubo-syndrome-delving-further-into-the-pathogenesis
#15
John E Madias
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626034/a-68-year-old-with-cranial-nerve-neuropathies-and-a-troponin-rise
#16
Monica Monaghan, Shiva Sreenivasan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576731/aggressiveness-violence-homicidality-homicide-and-lyme-disease
#17
Robert C Bransfield
Background: No study has previously analyzed aggressiveness, homicide, and Lyme disease (LD). Materials and methods: Retrospective LD chart reviews analyzed aggressiveness, compared 50 homicidal with 50 non-homicidal patients, and analyzed homicides. Results: Most aggression with LD was impulsive, sometimes provoked by intrusive symptoms, sensory stimulation or frustration and was invariably bizarre and senseless. About 9.6% of LD patients were homicidal with the average diagnosis delay of 9 years...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574434/herpes-zoster-ophthalmicus-evolving-into-headache-characterised-as-hemicrania-continua
#18
Sanjay Prakash, Ankit Dave, Hemant Joshi
Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is the most common chronic complication of herpes zoster infection. However, a few patients may develop different types of pain after herpetic lesions. We are reporting two patients who developed postherpetic hemicrania continua (HC). Case 1: a 54-year-old woman had a 10-month history of continuous left-sided pain with superimposed exacerbations. The pain started with the onset of herpetic lesions in the ophthalmic division. The lesions subsided in a few weeks. However, the pain persisted and it responded exclusively to indomethacin...
March 23, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571444/uremic-cranial-neuropathy
#19
Januvi Jegatheswaran, Carlos Torres, Edward Clark
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538039/endoscopic-endonasal-approach-to-the-upper-cervical-spine-for-decompression-of-the-cervicomedullary-junction-following-occipitocervical-fusion
#20
Ibrahim Hussain, Theodore H Schwartz, Jeffrey P Greenfield
Basilar invagination is defined as abnormal upward and/or posterior displacement of the odontoid leading to ventral compression of the cervicomedullary junction. This condition leads to lower cranial neuropathies, sensorimotor deficits, and myelopathy. These symptoms can persist even after posterior decompression, which is an indication for ventral decompression. Transoral approaches to the upper cervical spine carry significant morbidity, limiting their utility. The endonasal approach to the upper cervical spine presents an alternative for patients with amenable anatomy...
March 13, 2018: Clinical Spine Surgery
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