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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530316/-radiosurgery-for-pituitary-adenomas
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REVIEW
Or Cohen-Inbar
Pituitary adenomas represent one of the most common types of intracranial tumors, accounting for 10-20% of intracranial tumors. While their macroscopic appearance and anatomical location are relatively homogeneous, pituitary tumors differ widely, generating a variety of neurological and endocrine clinical sequelae. Treatment options include hormone suppressive medical therapy, microscopic or endoscopic neurosurgical resection, radiosurgery, radiation therapy, or observation depending on the biochemical profile and the clinical status of the patient...
January 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523333/giant-cell-arteritis-with-arteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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Horia Tudor Stanca, Elena Suvac, Mihnea Munteanu, Dragoş Cătălin Jianu, Andrei Gheorghe Marius Motoc, Gavril Cosmin Roşca, Ovidiu Boruga
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is an inflammatory vasculitis of unknown etiology that mainly involves large and medium arteries, particularly the cranial branches of the aorta. GCA with consecutive arteritic-anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (A-AION) has rarely been diagnosed in Romania. Recently, we encountered an 83-year-old patient who presented with left eye visual impairment and corresponding optic disc diffusely swollen and pale. He also had typical manifestations of GCA, such as malaise, and temporal headache, and a highly elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein level...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512503/massive-oculomotor-nerve-enlargement-a-case-of-presumed-schwannomatosis
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Laura Donaldson, Ryan Rebello, Amadeo Rodriguez
A 45-year-old man presented with a slowly progressive pupil-involving third nerve palsy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a tubular lesion extending from the interpeduncular cistern through the cavernous sinus and into the left orbit where it branched into a superior and an inferior division, clearly outlining the anatomy of the third cranial nerve. Multiple other, less pronounced, enlarged cranial nerves were noted. The differential diagnosis included chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (HMSN), neurofibromatosis (NF), and schwannomatosis...
June 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498272/paget-s-disease-of-the-temporal-bone-a-single-institution-contemporary-review-of-27-patients
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Nicholas L Deep, Jake G Besch-Stokes, John I Lane, Colin L W Driscoll, Matthew L Carlson
OBJECTIVES: To report a contemporary review from a single-institution series on Paget's disease of the temporal bone (PDTB). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review of patients evaluated from 1998 to 2016. SETTING: Quaternary referral center. PATIENTS: Patients with radiographically confirmed PDTB. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Clinical, audiological, and radiological features and management strategies of PDTB...
May 11, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498058/endoscopic-endonasal-resection-of-the-odontoid-process-clinical-outcomes-in-34-adults
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Nathan T Zwagerman, Matthew J Tormenti, Zachary J Tempel, Eric W Wang, Carl H Snyderman, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda, Paul A Gardner
OBJECTIVE Treatment of odontoid disease from a ventral corridor has consisted of a transoral approach. More recently, the endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) has been used to access odontoid pathology. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted of patients who underwent an EEA for odontoid pathology from 2004 to 2013. During our analysis, the mean follow-up duration was 42.6 months (range 1-80 months). Patient outcomes, complications, and postoperative swallowing function were assessed either by clinic visit or phone contact...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490682/-association-of-lower-limb-neuropathy-with-lumboperitoneal-shunt-transection-a-case-report
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Kenichiro Ono, Hirohiko Arimoto, Hidenori Okawa, Takashi Takahara, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Yusuke Morinaga
A 49-year-old woman suffered hydrocephalus after subarachnoid hemorrhage, and underwent a lumboperitoneal(LP)shunt operation. X-ray imaging revealed that a spinal catheter inserted into the cranial side from L2/3 turned caudally at the Th12 level. Postoperative numbness and pain of the left buttocks and posterior femoral region persisted. The spinal catheter was pulled about 5 cm to improve flexure, and was reconnected 10 months after the shunt procedure. Symptoms improved, but a similar symptom developed one and a half years later...
May 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483540/peripheral-nervous-system-involvement-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-prevalence-clinical-and-immunological-characteristics-treatment-and-outcome-of-a-large-cohort-from-a-single-centre
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REVIEW
Pilar Toledano, Ramón Orueta, Ignasi Rodríguez-Pintó, Josep Valls-Solé, Ricard Cervera, Gerard Espinosa
Disorders of peripheral nervous system in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (PNS-SLE) are a major cause of morbidity. The aims of the present study were to determine the prevalence of PNS-SLE involvement in a large cohort of SLE patients from a single centre, to characterize such involvement, treatment modalities and outcome, and to identify the possible variables that may be associated with its presence. We performed an observational cross-sectional study that included all SLE patients being followed in our department between March and December 2015 who met at least one of the PNS-SLE case definitions proposed in 1999 by the American College of Rheumatology...
May 5, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473604/recurrent-painful-ophthalmoplegic-neuropathy
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Cleo Huang, Maria Amasanti, Ben Lovell, Tim Young
Recurrent painful ophthalmologic neuropathy (RPON), previously termed ophthalmoplegic migraine, is characterised by repeated attacks of one or more ocular cranial nerve palsies with ipsilateral headache. Its cause remains unclear; it is currently thought to be neuropathic in origin, but there is debate in the literature. In documented cases, a third cranial nerve palsy is by far the most common. Here we present a case of RPON involveing the fourth and sixth cranial nervesonly. Thorough investigation, including MR scan of brain and lumbar puncture, found no alternative explanation...
May 4, 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452175/delayed-lower-cranial-neuropathy-after-oropharyngeal-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-a-cohort-analysis-and-literature-review
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Katherine A Hutcheson, Maggie Yuk, Rachel Hubbard, Gary B Gunn, C David Fuller, Stephen Y Lai, Heather Lin, Adam S Garden, David I Rosenthal, Ehab Y Hanna, Merrill S Kies, Jan S Lewin
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine swallowing-related lower cranial nerve palsy (LCNP) in oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) survivors after intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). METHODS: Patients treated with definitive IMRT (66-72 Gy) were pooled from institutional trial databases. Prospective analyses on parent trials included videofluoroscopy, clinical LCNP examination, and questionnaires pre-IMRT, 6 months post-IMRT, 12 months post-IMRT, and 24 months post-IMRT...
April 28, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450229/endoscopic-endonasal-surgery-for-tumors-of-the-cavernous-sinus-a-series-of-234-patients
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Maria Koutourousiou, Francisco Vaz Guimaraes Filho, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda, Eric W Wang, S Tonya Stefko, Carl H Snyderman, Paul A Gardner
BACKGROUND: Cavernous sinus (CS) tumors are often considered inoperable. We present our experience with endoscopic endonasal surgery (EES) and compare the outcomes for different tumor. METHODS: EES (medial or lateral approach) was used in 234 patients with CS tumors. The cohort included 175 (75%) pituitary adenomas and 59 (25%) non-adenomatous lesions. RESULTS: Presenting symptoms were significantly different between the two groups, with cranial neuropathies occurring mainly in non-adenomas (p<...
April 24, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427216/the-challenge-in-treating-locally-recurrent-t3-4-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-the-survival-benefit-and-severe-late-toxicities-of-re-irradiation-with-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy
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Yun-Ming Tian, Wei-Zeng Huang, Xia Yuan, Li Bai, Chong Zhao, Fei Han
BACKGROUND: Effective treatments for patients with advanced locally recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) are limited. This investigation was to determine the potential benefits from re-irradiation by intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) on survival and the effects of severe late toxicities. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted in 245 patients diagnosed with locally recurrent T3-T4 NPC who had undergone re-irradiation with IMRT. Follow-up data was colletedand factors associated with survival and severe late toxicities were analyzed...
March 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406001/disabling-osteopetrosis-in-an-young-lady
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Gouranga Santra, Shinjan Patra, Partha Pratim Chakraborty
Osteopetrosis is a rare disorder of osteoclastic bone resorption leading to hyperostosis. Albers-Schonberg disease, an autosomal dominant variant of osteopetrosis occurs in young adults and has a benign course. A 17 year old female presented with generalized weakness and pallor for last two months. She had insidious onset and gradually progressive loss of vision and hearing for last two years. Plain x-ray of skull revealed increased radio-opacity of skull bones specially in the base, severe under-pneumatization of frontal and sphenoidal sinuses...
December 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399651/facial-pain-overlapping-syndromes
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Stefan Evers
Premise This review summarises the pain syndromes that overlap between headache and facial pain and overlap between pain and cranial nerve lesion. Problem These syndromes share two features in common. First, they show both cranial nerve impairment (e.g. palsy, autonomic dysfunction) and pain; second, they have inflammatory (and/or small vessel) processes as the underlying mechanism. A typical representative of these syndromes is recurrent painful ophthalmoplegic neuropathy, which was previously called ophthalmoplegic migraine and was regarded as a migraine subtype...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377039/novel-presentation-of-rosai-dorfman-histiocytosis-with-a-prolonged-course-of-cranial-and-peripheral-neuropathies
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Richa Tripathi, Fatema Serajee, Huiyuan Jiang, A H M Mahbubul Huq
BACKGROUND: Rosai-Dorfman disease is a form of histiocytosis affecting the systemic lymph nodes. Intracranial Rosai-Dorfman disease is rare and presents with extra-parenchymal or intraparenchymal proliferative mass lesions. Cranial neuropathy has not been reported in Rosai-Dorfman disease except when caused by mass effect by an adjacent lesion. PATIENT DESCRIPTION: We describe a girl with Rosai-Dorfman disease who presented with peripheral and multiple cranial neuropathies...
March 8, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364580/end-organ-radiographic-manifestations-of-cranial-neuropathies-a-concise-review
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Vijay A Patel, Thomas T Zacharia, David Goldenberg, Johnathan D McGinn
BACKGROUND: Cranial neuropathies are a spectrum of disorders associated with dysfunction of one or more of the twelve cranial nerves and the subsequent anatomic structures they innervate. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to review radiographic imaging findings of end-organ aberrations secondary to cranial neuropathies. METHOD: All articles related to cranial neuropathies were retrieved through the PubMed MEDLINE NCBI database from January 1, 1991 to August 31, 2014...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255529/calcified-middle-cranial-fossa-mass
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James Botros, Kimmo Hatanpaa, Brandon Isaacson, Samuel L Barnett
A 21-year-old male presented for evaluation of transient loss of consciousness and was found to have a hyperdense mass in the left middle fossa. He underwent craniotomy for tumor resection. Intra- and extradural invasion was noted. Gross total resection was achieved. Pathology demonstrated a densely cellular neoplasm with predominately spindle cell morphology in a collagen-containing stroma, areas of vascular proliferation, focal mineralization, and regions of cartilage formation. High mitotic index and regions of necrosis were seen...
January 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248797/metachronous-involvement-diagnostic-imprecision-of-serum-immunoglobulin-g4-levels-and-discordance-between-clinical-and-radiological-findings-in-immunoglobulin-g4-related-pachymeningitis-a-longitudinal-case-report
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Waqar Waheed, Philip Michael Skidd, Neil M Borden, Pamela C Gibson, Mohamed Ali Babi, Rup Tandan
Immunoglobulin G4-related disease is an increasingly recognized, idiopathic systemic disorder that might be associated with elevated serum IgG4 level and tissue infiltration by IgG4-positive plasma cells. We describe the clinical features and biopsy findings in a patient who presented with features suggestive of pachymeningitis and multiple cranial neuropathies. Meningeal biopsy and other laboratory studies established the diagnosis of IgG4-related hypertrophic pachymeningitis. Despite treatment with corticosteroids and mycophenolate mofetil, the patient exhibited a fluctuating progressive course, which stabilized with rituximab, although the radiological findings persisted over 2½ years of follow-up...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219164/-a-combination-use-of-endoscope-and-microscope-in-cerebral-pontine-angle-surgery
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Z Y Wang, H Jia, J Yang, H Y Tan, H Wu
Objective: To evaluate the application of combination use of microscope and endoscope in cerebral pontine angle (CPA) surgery. Methods: A total of 72 patients undergone lateral skull base surgeries via endoscope under microscopic control from January 2006 to January 2015 was reviewed respectively. The patients including 35 males and 37 females were composed of 22 cases of vestibular swannnomas, 45 cases of cranial neuropathy and 5 cases of CPA chelesteatoma. Twenty cases of vestibular swannnomas, 15 cases of cranial neuropathy and 2 cases of CPA chelesteatoma undergone the surgery via retrosigmoid approach, while other cases undergone the surgery via retrolabyrinthine approach...
February 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217942/hypertrophic-pachymeningitis-is-a-characteristic-manifestation-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-retrospective-study-of-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis
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Yasuhiro Shimojima, Dai Kishida, Akiyo Hineno, Masahide Yazaki, Yoshiki Sekijima, Shu-Ichi Ikeda
AIM: To elucidate the characteristics of patients with hypertrophic pachymeningitis (HP) in a population with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV). METHODS: We retrospectively investigated the clinical records of 39 patients who were diagnosed with AAV. To determine the characteristics of HP in AAV, the epidemiological and clinical data from patients with HP were statistically compared with those from patients without HP. RESULTS: Of 39 patients with AAV, seven (17...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215457/synchronous-ipsilateral-cavernous-malformations-of-the-trochlear-nerve
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Christopher S Graffeo, William R Copeland, Perkins Mukunyadzi, Ali F Krisht
BACKGROUND: Cranial nerve cavernous malformations (CM) are rare benign congenital vascular anomalies, with approximately 44 preceding cases in the literature. We report the fifth case of trochlear CM, as well as the first instance of two discrete CM occurring simultaneously along the same cranial nerve. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A fifty-seven year-old man presented with several years of diplopia; physical examination identified a complete left trochlear nerve paralysis...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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