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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898604/long-term-symptom-specific-outcomes-for-patients-with-petrous-apex-cholesterol-granulomas-surgery-versus-observation
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Shawn M Stevens, Amy Manning, Myles L Pensak, Ravi N Samy
OBJECTIVE: Review long-term symptom-specific outcomes for petrous apex cholesterol granulomas (PACG). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. SETTING: Tertiary center. PATIENTS: Adults with PACG were assessed from 1998 to 2015. INTERVENTION(S): Symptomatic patients were stratified into surgical and observation subgroups. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Resolution rates of individual symptoms and chief complaints were assessed as was the impact of surgical approach and stent usage on symptom-specific outcomes...
November 24, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891417/a-commonly-missed-well-known-entity-acute-intermittent-porphyria-a-case-report
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Smilu Mohanlal, Radha Gulati Ghildiyal, Alpana Kondekar, Poonam Wade, Richa Sinha
Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP) usually presents with abdominal pain, peripheral neuropathy and psychiatric manifestations. Incidence of AIP being 5 in 1,00,000. We present a case of an 11-year-old male child with multiple cranial nerve involvement, quadriparesis, focal convulsions, hypertension, hyponatremia with history of recurrent abdominal pain. His complete haemogram, ultrasonography (USG) abdomen, renal function tests were normal, he was also evaluated for tuberculosis which was negative. On further evaluation Electroencephalography (EEG) was suggestive of a generalised seizure disorder, MRI Brain suggestive of Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES), Electromyography revealed a sensory motor axonal polyneuropathy and urine UV fluoresence test was positive for porphobilinogen which clinched the diagnosis of AIP...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885483/neuroborreliosis
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John J Halperin
Appropriate, critical application of evidence-based diagnostic criteria enables both a clear definition of what constitutes neuroborreliosis-nervous system infection with Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto in the US, B garinii and less commonly B. afzelii and other species in Europe-and recognition that this disorder is quite similar in Europe and the US. Most commonly evidenced by lymphocytic meningitis and/or multifocal inflammation of the peripheral (common; cranial neuropathy, radiculopathy, mononeuropathy multiplex) or central (rare) nervous system, it is readily diagnosed and highly antibiotic responsive...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879149/increasing-amount-of-amyloid-are-associated-with-the-severity-of-clinical-features-in-hereditary-gelsolin-agel-amyloidosis
#4
Tiia Pihlamaa, Sinikka Suominen, Sari Kiuru-Enari, Maarit Tanskanen
BACKGROUND: Patients with hereditary gelsolin (AGel) amyloidosis (HGA) present with hanging skin (cutis laxa) and bilateral cranial neuropathy, and require symptomatic plastic surgery. Our clinical observation of tissue fragility prompted us to design a prospective study. METHODS: Twenty-nine patients with HGA undergoing surgery were interviewed and clinically examined. The height and thickness of skin folds in standard anatomical localizations were measured. The presence and distribution of amyloid in skin samples were analyzed using Congo red staining and immunohistochemistry using antibodies against gelsolin amyloid (AGel) subunit...
December 2016: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861223/gastrointestinal-and-urologic-sphincter-dysfunction-in-stiff-person-syndrome
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Oana M Dumitrascu, Evgeny I Tsimerinov, Richard A Lewis
OBJECTIVES: Stiff person syndrome is a neurologic disorder characterized by axial rigidity leading to progressive disability, with broad clinical spectrum. METHODS: We report 2 cases with unique clinical presentation. RESULTS: Two young men suffered progressive urinary retention requiring bladder catheterization, anorectal spasms and constipation, complicated subsequently with lower extremity trigger-induced spasms, and gait instability. Associated symptoms revealed brainstem involvement (vertigo, diplopia, and cranial neuropathies) and dysautonomia (abnormal sweating and orthostatic hypotension)...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847569/retrospective-analysis-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-profiles-in-228-patients-with-leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-differences-according-to-the-sampling-site-symptoms-and-systemic-factors
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Youngbo Shim, Ho-Shin Gwak, Sohee Kim, Jungnam Joo, Sang-Hoon Shin, Heon Yoo
OBJECTIVE: Elevated cell counts and protein levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) result from disease activity in patients with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LMC). Previous studies evaluated the use of CSF profiles to monitor a treatment response or predict prognosis. CSF profiles vary, however, according to the sampling site and the patient's systemic condition. We compared lumbar and ventricular CSF profiles collected before intraventricular chemotherapy for LMC and evaluated the association of these profiles with patients' systemic factors and LMC disease activity...
November 2016: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846819/clinical-features-treatment-and-outcome-in-neurosarcoidosis-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Daan Fritz, Diederik van de Beek, Matthijs C Brouwer
BACKGROUND: Neurosarcoidosis is a rare variant of sarcoidosis and is only described in small cohort studies. We define clinical features, treatment and outcome of patients with neurosarcoidosis over the last 35 years. METHODS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies on neurosarcoidosis published between 1980 and 2016. Studies were included if they reported at least 5 cases. Studies describing one specific neurological presentation were excluded...
November 15, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819416/neurological-manifestations-of-acute-posterior-multifocal-placoid-pigment-epitheliopathy
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Hussein Algahtani, Ashjan Alkhotani, Bader Shirah
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy (APMPPE) is an immune-mediated chorioretinal disease that causes acute visual symptoms with characteristic ophthalmoscopic findings. Neurological complications are rarely reported in the literature. Here we report two new cases of APMPPE that presented with neurological manifestations, one of which was associated with peripheral neuropathy, which has not been described before. METHODS: A retrospective database review of all patients with a diagnosis of APMPPE was performed...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818809/neurobrucellosis-a-case-report-from-himachal-pradesh-india-and-review-of-the-literature
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Sujeet Raina, Ashish Sharma, Rajesh Sharma, Amit Bhardwaj
Human brucellosis is a multisystem disease that commonly presents as a febrile illness along with variable spectrum of clinical manifestations. Neurological complications include encephalitis, meningoencephalitis, radiculitis, myelitis, peripheral and cranial neuropathies, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and psychiatric manifestations. We report a case diagnosed as neurobrucellosis who presented with fever and bilateral upper motor neuron symptoms and signs along with bilateral sensorineural deafness. Diagnosis was confirmed by Rose Bengal Test (RBT) and standard tube agglutination test (SAT)...
2016: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811127/collet-sicard-syndrome-a-rare-but-important-presentation-of-internal-jugular-vein-thrombosis
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Shermyn Neo, Kim En Lee
We describe a rare neurological presentation of internal jugular vein thrombosis induced by central venous catheter placement in a patient with cancer. A 71-year-old man gave a 3-week history of dysphagia and dysarthria with left-sided neck pain and headache. He was receiving chemotherapy for appendiceal adenocarcinoma. On examination, he had left 9th-12th cranial neuropathies, manifesting as voice hoarseness, decreased palatal movement, absent gag reflex, weakness of scapular elevation and left-sided tongue wasting...
November 3, 2016: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806892/necrotizing-otitis-externa-diagnosis-treatment-and-outcome-in-a-case-series
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Eran Glikson, Doron Sagiv, Michael Wolf, Yisgav Shapira
We reviewed 25 cases of patients diagnosed with necrotizing otitis externa in our tertiary university-affiliated medical center between 2009 and 2015. Mean overall hospitalization duration was 14.52days, 95% of the patients showed specific seasonal incidence. Mean duration of symptoms prior to hospitalization was 6weeks and the duration correlated with outcome. Only 8% of the patients presented with cranial neuropathies; however, this presentation correlated with adverse outcome. Pseudomonas aeruginosa was the main causative organism (50%), with a 30% multidrug-resistance rate...
October 18, 2016: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770404/side-locked-headaches-an-algorithm-based-approach
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Sanjay Prakash, Chaturbhuj Rathore
The differential diagnosis of strictly unilateral hemicranial pain includes a large number of primary and secondary headaches and cranial neuropathies. It may arise from both intracranial and extracranial structures such as cranium, neck, vessels, eyes, ears, nose, sinuses, teeth, mouth, and the other facial or cervical structure. Available data suggest that about two-third patients with side-locked headache visiting neurology or headache clinics have primary headaches. Other one-third will have either secondary headaches or neuralgias...
December 2016: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758985/role-of-pulmonary-evaluation-in-diagnosis-of-neurosarcoidosis
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Pascal Kingah, Muhammad Alam, Karan Chugh, John Kamholz, Lobelia Samavati
BACKGROUND: Neurosarcoidosis is a serious extra pulmonary manifestation of sarcoidosis. Its presentation ranges from peripheral or cranial neuropathy to central nervous system dysfunction. It can mimic stroke or multiple sclerosis. Due to the variation in clinical presentation, diagnosis is difficult and often delayed. OBJECTIVE: Determine the proportion of patients with neurosarcoidosis who have positive findings on chest CT, lung biopsy or lymph node biopsy. METHODS: Retrospective study at the Sarcoidosis and Interstitial Lung Disease Center at Wayne State University-Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, MI...
October 7, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742375/combined-isolated-trigeminal-and-facial-neuropathies-from-perineural-invasion-by-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Pierre R Bourque, Gabrielle Bourque, William Miller, John Woulfe, Jodi Warman Chardon
Perineural invasion is a targeted cellular proliferation guided by neurotrophins, rather than a simple diffusion of tumor in a path of least resistance. Invasion of cranial nerves by squamous cell carcinoma can represent an important diagnostic dilemma. It commonly presents as a distinct clinical neurological syndrome of combined isolated trigeminal and facial neuropathies. The focal cancer source may have been overlooked or remain occult. This case series illustrates diverse clinical presentations and neuroimaging challenges in four patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the cranial nerves...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727862/multiple-cranial-neuropathy-a-diagnostic-dilemma
#15
N Agrawal, S K Pal, N B Debnath, T Santra, K Ranjan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706418/association-between-clinical-condition-and-f-waves-changes-in-the-acute-phase-of-stroke
#16
Gustavo José Luvizutto, Marcelo Fernando Zeugner Bertotti, Thiago Dias Fernandes, Hélio Rubens de Carvalho Nunes, Gabriel Pereira Braga, Rodrigo Bazan, Luiz Antônio de Lima Resende
Objective: To relate F-waves with clinical and laboratory exams in the acute phase of stroke. Methods: Inclusion criteria for this cross-sectional study were: hemiplegia, absence of previous cranial trauma, myopathy, diabetes, alcoholism or other known causes of peripheral neuropathy, and normal sensory and motor conduction. The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score, glycemia, glucosilate hemoglobin, and CPK were obtained at admission by routine blood exams...
September 2016: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704653/high-dose-intravenous-steroid-regimen-for-radiation-induced-hypoglossal-nerve-palsy
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Lachlan J McDowell, Marlene C Jacobson, Wilfred Levin
BACKGROUND: Hypoglossal nerve palsies are infrequent complications of head and neck radiotherapy. Treatments focus on maintaining function and prevention of abnormal airway-related swallowing events. METHODS: A patient with longstanding cranial neuropathies, including bilateral hypoglossal involvement, secondary to chemoradiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma, experienced repeated episodes of life-threatening complications. Initially, 2 courses of 2 weekly 24-hour intravenous methylprednisolone (IVMP) infusions were administered 2 years apart...
October 5, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683701/neurotropic-cutaneous-malignant-melanoma-with-contiguous-spread-to-spinal-cord-an-extremely-rare-presentation
#18
Sheikh Asad, Idrees Sher, Jens Peters-Willke, Peter Jessup
Neurotropic melanoma (NM) is a rare variant of cutaneous melanomas. Compared with conventional melanoma, NM is more locally aggressive with an increased tendency for local recurrence but less likely for nodal or distant metastases. The often amelanotic, benign appearance may lead to treatment issues such as late presentation, diagnostic delay, misdiagnosis, insufficient surgical margins, and recurrence with resulting poor outcome. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of NM with contiguous spread to the spinal cord...
March 2016: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666897/sle-neuropathy-anything-new
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Vikram A Londhey
SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) is a multisystem autoimmune disorder of unknown aetiology which can present with myriad clinical presentation. The neurological manifestations of SLE consist of central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system manifestations (PNS). The CNS manifestations are aseptic meningitis, cerebrovascular accidents (stroke), demyelinating disorders, headache, involuntary movements like chorea, myelopathy, acute confusional states, cognitive dysfunction, mood disorder, seizures, psychosis and cranial nerve palsies...
December 2015: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647455/brain-pathology-case-of-the-month-july-2016-case-2-a-49-year-old-man-with-progressive-cranial-neuropathies
#20
Jiancong Liang, Jenny Libien, Yuetsu Tanaka, Constantine A Axiotis, Charles Shao, Jinli Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 20, 2016: Brain Pathology
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