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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100858/-semi-quantitative-assessment-of-tinnitus-before-and-after-endovascular-treatment-for-intracranial-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-usefulness-of-the-tinnitus-handicap-inventory-thi-score
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Keitaro Shiraishi, Naoki Akioka, Daina Kashiwazaki, Naoya Kuwayama, Satoshi Kuroda
Intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas(dAVFs)cause pulsatile tinnitus that can easily impair the individual's quality of life. In this study, we aimed to assess the usefulness of the semi-quantitative Tinnitus Handicap Inventory(THI)score before and after endovascular treatment in patients with intracranial dAVF by determining the relationship between the severity of pulsatile tinnitus, radiographic findings, and the effect of treatment. This study included a total of 14 sides in 13 patients who underwent endovascular therapy for pulsatile tinnitus due to intracranial dAVFs between March 2014 and September 2015...
January 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089417/venous-sinus-compromise-after-pre-sigmoid-transpetrosal-approach-for-skull-base-tumors-a-study-on-the-asymptomatic-incidence-and-report-of-a-rare-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-as-symptomatic-manifestation
#2
Walter C Jean, Daniel R Felbaum, Andrew B Stemer, Michael Hoa, H Jeffrey Kim
The sigmoid sinus is routinely exposed and manipulated during pre-sigmoid, transpetrosal approaches to the skull base, but there is scant data available on the incidence of venous sinus compromise after surgery. We encountered a dural arteriovenous fistula as a result of sigmoid sinus occlusion and examined the incidence of venous sinus thrombosis or narrowing after transpetrosal surgeries. We performed a retrospective analysis of a series of patients treated by the senior surgeons (WCJ, MH, HJK), who underwent either a posterior petrosectomy or translabyrinthine approach for various skull base tumors...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062999/relationship-between-increased-carotid-artery-stiffness-and-idiopathic-subjective-tinnitus
#3
C Bayraktar, S Taşolar
Tinnitus is defined as perception of sound with no external stimulus, and can separate into pulsatile and non-pulsatile types. Arterial stiffness is a parameter that can predict the cardiovascular event and associated with incidence of stroke. It has been shown that increased arterial stiffness may lead to microvascular damage in brain. Our aim was to assess the arterial stiffness of the carotid system in the development and severity of idiopathic subjective tinnitus. Forty subjective tinnitus patients and 40 age- and sex-matched controls were enrolled in the study...
January 6, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057614/a-case-of-pulsatile-tinnitus
#4
Karan Jolly, Pawanjit Hare, Richard Irving, Peter Monksfield
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 5, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057352/sigmoid-sinus-cortical-plate-dehiscence-induces-pulsatile-tinnitus-through-amplifying-sigmoid-sinus-venous-sound
#5
Shan Tian, Lizhen Wang, Jiemeng Yang, Rui Mao, Zhaohui Liu, Yubo Fan
Sigmoid sinus cortical plate dehiscence (SSCPD) is common in pulsatile tinnitus (PT) patients, and is treated through SSCPD resurfacing surgery in clinic, but the bio-mechanism is not clear as so far. This study aimed to clarify the bio-mechanism of PT sensation induced by SSCPD, and quantify the relationship of cortical plate (CP) thickness and PT sensation intensity. It was hypothesized that SSCPD would induce PT through significantly amplifying sigmoid sinus (SS) venous sound in this study. Finite element (FE) analysis based on radiology data of typical patient was used to verify this hypothesis, and was validated with clinical reports...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057349/flow-patterns-in-the-jugular-veins-of-pulsatile-tinnitus-patients
#6
Evan Kao, Sarah Kefayati, Matthew R Amans, Farshid Faraji, Megan Ballweber, Van Halbach, David Saloner
Pulsatile Tinnitus (PT) is a pulse-synchronous sound heard in the absence of an external source. PT is often related to abnormal flow in vascular structures near the cochlea. One vascular territory implicated in PT is the internal jugular vein (IJV). Using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) based on patient-specific Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), we investigated the flow within the IJV of seven subjects, four symptomatic and three asymptomatic of PT. We found that there were two extreme anatomic types classified by the shape and position of the jugular bulbs: elevated and rounded...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017492/superior-canal-dehiscence-with-tegmen-defect-revealed-by-otoscopy-video-clip-demonstration-of-pulsatile-tympanic-membrane
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Andrea Castellucci, Cristina Brandolini, Gianluca Piras, Ignacio Javier Fernandez, Davide Giordano, Carmine Pernice, Giovanni Carlo Modugno, Antonio Pirodda, Gian Gaetano Ferri
Superior canal dehiscence is a pathologic condition of the otic capsule acting as aberrant window of the inner ear. It results in reduction of inner ear impedance and in abnormal exposure of the labyrinthine neuroepithelium to the action of the surrounding structures. The sum of these phenomena leads to the onset of typical cochleo-vestibular symptoms and signs. Among them, pulsatile tinnitus has been attributed to a direct transmission of intracranial vascular activities to labyrinthine fluids. We present the first video-otoscopic documentation of spontaneous pulse-synchronous movements of the tympanic membrane in two patients with superior canal dehiscence...
December 22, 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981555/a-reddish-pulsatile-mass-beyond-tympanic-membrane-think-before-act
#8
M Casale, L Sabatino, F Greco, A Moffa, P Vella, C C Quattrocchi, F Salvinelli
We report a case of a 76-year-old man that referred to our hospital because of progressive mixed right hearing loss, aural fullness and pulsatile tinnitus synchronized with heart beats. Otoscopic examination revealed a reddish pulsatile mass beyond tympanic membrane. CT and MRI scans showed a class C glomus tumor. Anamnesis and a complete physical examination, with careful differential diagnosis, should be obtained to rule out highly vascularized middle ear lesion before any invasive procedure.
December 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929555/-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-as-a-cause-of-headache
#9
Anette Huuse Farmen, Geir Ringstad, Emilia Kerty
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is characterised by increased intracranial pressure with normal cerebrospinal fluid, and no evidence of space occupying process, meningeal pathology or venous thrombosis. The condition is associated with obesity, especially in women of childbearing age. IIH is a rare but serious cause of headache, and constitutes a differential diagnosis for sudden-onset headache, particularly if the patient has visual disturbances not related to migraine and reports pulsatile tinnitus, cranial nerve palsy or radiculopathy...
December 2016: Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928421/asymmetrical-intraocular-pressures-and-asymmetrical-papilloedema-in-pseudotumor-cerebri-syndrome
#10
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/27894675/the-manifestation-of-vortical-and-secondary-flow-in-the-cerebral-venous-outflow-tract-an-in-vivo-mr-velocimetry-study
#11
Sarah Kefayati, Matthew Amans, Farshid Faraji, Megan Ballweber, Evan Kao, Sinyeob Ahn, Karl Meisel, Van Halbach, David Saloner
Aberrations in flow in the cerebral venous outflow tract (CVOT) have been implicated as the cause of several pathologic conditions including idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), multiple sclerosis (MS), and pulsatile tinnitus (PT). The advent of 4D flow magnetic resonance imaging (4D-flow MRI) has recently allowed researchers to evaluate blood flow patterns in the arterial structures with great success. We utilized similar imaging techniques and found several distinct flow characteristics in the CVOT of subjects with and without lumenal irregularities...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876040/botulinum-toxin-treatment-for-essential-palatal-tremors-presenting-with-nasal-clicks-instead-of-pulsatile-tinnitus-a-case-report
#12
Yufeng Ye, Shiyu Liao, Baozhen Luo, Liyan Ni
BACKGROUND: In this study, we report a rare case of an adult patient with essential palatal tremors (EPT) presenting as nasal clicks, instead of otic clicks or objective pulsatile tinnitus in common EPT. CASE PRESENTATION: Nasal endoscopic examination and EMG recordings of the soft palate muscles were performed to confirm the source of the clicks. Initial treatment with lidocaine provided symptomatic relief for four hours. The patient was then treated with four simultaneous injections of 12...
November 22, 2016: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812001/dural-arteriovenous-fistula-masquerading-as-pulsatile-tinnitus-radiologic-assessment-and-clinical-implications
#13
Yong-Hwi An, Sungjun Han, Minhyung Lee, Jihye Rhee, O-Ki Kwon, Gyojun Hwang, Cheolkyu Jung, Yun Jung Bae, Gwang Seok An, Kyogu Lee, Ja-Won Koo, Jae-Jin Song
Pulsatile tinnitus (PT) is often an initial presenting symptom of dural arteriovenous fistula (dAVF), but it may be overlooked or diagnosed late if not suspected on initial diagnostic work-up. Here, we assess anatomical features, treatment outcomes, and clinical implications of patients with PT due to dAVF. Of 220 patients who were diagnosed with dAVF between 2003 and 2014, 30 (13.6%) presented with only PT as their initial symptom. The transverse-sigmoid sinus (70.0%) was the most common site, followed by the hypoglossal canal (10...
November 4, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796449/endovascular-treatment-of-carotico-cavernous-fistulas-with-acrylic-glue-a-series-of-nine-cases
#14
Marcus Ohlsson, Arturo Consoli, Georges Rodesch
INTRODUCTION: Injuries to the internal carotid artery close to the cavernous sinus may result in a fistulous connection between the artery and the venous sinus. Symptoms include pulsatile tinnitus, intracranial bruit, ophthalmological symptoms, and risk of intracerebral hematoma in cases of cortical venous reflux. Previous treatment strategies have included detachable latex balloons, coils, covered stents, or combinations thereof. Today, detachable latex balloons are phased out or withdrawn from several markets...
December 2016: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786146/classification-of-vertebral-artery-loop-formation-and-association-with-cervicogenic-dizziness
#15
A Yenigun, M E Ustun, S Tugrul, R Dogan, O Ozturan
OBJECTIVE: An examination was conducted of the number, level, clinical association and treatment approaches for vertebral arterial loop formation in patients with this condition with and without concurrent cervicogenic dizziness, and classified them according to the vertebral artery segment in which it was present. METHOD: A cross-sectional retrospective study. RESULTS: Thirty-seven patients who had undergone double-sided magnetic resonance angiography were examined; vertebral arterial loop formation was observed at only 1 level in 26 patients and at several levels in 9 patients...
December 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781964/-tinnitus-in-patients-with-hemifacial-spasm-a-treatable-combination
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C V M Verhagen, J Meulstee, H D Boogaarts, W I M Verhagen
BACKGROUND: About 5-15% of people in the Western world will suffer from an extended period of tinnitus during their lifetime. This is often a non-treatable, disabling disorder. Tinnitus can be classified as pulsatile or non-pulsatile. Pulsatile tinnitus can be caused by a treatable neurovascular compression. CASE DESCRIPTION: Here we describe two patients, a 68-year old woman and 40-year old man suffering from pulsatile tinnitus and hemifacial spams due to neurovascular compression of the facial and acoustic nerve in the anterior cranial fossa...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776655/abnormal-resting-state-functional-connectivity-study-in-unilateral-pulsatile-tinnitus-patients-with-single-etiology-a-seed-based-functional-connectivity-study
#17
Han Lv, Pengfei Zhao, Zhaohui Liu, Rui Li, Ling Zhang, Peng Wang, Fei Yan, Liheng Liu, Guopeng Wang, Rong Zeng, Ting Li, Cheng Dong, Shusheng Gong, Zhenchang Wang
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies demonstrated altered regional neural activations in several brain areas in patients with pulsatile tinnitus (PT), especially indicating an important role of posterior cingulate cortex (PCC). However, few studies focused on the degree of functional connectivity (FC) of this area in PT patients. In this study, we will compare the FC of PCC in patients affected with this condition and normal controls by using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)...
November 2016: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768690/resolution-of-pulsatile-tinnitus-after-venous-sinus-stenting-in-patients-with-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
#18
Srikanth Boddu, Marc Dinkin, Maria Suurna, Kelly Hannsgen, Xem Bui, Athos Patsalides
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the role of venous sinus stenting in the treatment of pulsatile tinnitus among patients with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) and significant venous sinus stenosis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A written informed consent approved by the Weill Cornell institutional review board was signed and obtained from the study participants. Thirty-seven consecutive patients with IIH and venous sinus stenosis who were treated with venous sinus stenting between Jan...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736970/sigmoid-sinus-wall-reconstruction-for-pulsatile-tinnitus-caused-by-sigmoid-sinus-wall-dehiscence-a-single-center-experience
#19
Rong Zeng, Guo-Peng Wang, Zhao-Hui Liu, Xi-Hong Liang, Peng-Fei Zhao, Zhen-Chang Wang, Shu-Sheng Gong
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinical characteristics and present surgical outcomes of PT caused by sigmoid sinus wall dehiscence (SSWD). METHODS: This study retrospectively reviewed 34 patients with PT who were diagnosed with SSWD in our institution between December 2008 and July 2013. Among them, 27 patients underwent sigmoid sinus wall reconstruction (surgery group) and 7 patients refused surgery (non-surgery group). Preoperative data were obtained from the patients' medical records...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694262/quality-of-life-at-6-months-in-the-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-treatment-trial
#20
Beau B Bruce, Kathleen B Digre, Michael P McDermott, Eleanor B Schron, Michael Wall
OBJECTIVE: To examine the changes in vision-specific and overall health-related quality of life (QOL) at 6 months in participants with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) and mild visual loss enrolled in the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial (IIHTT) and to determine the signs and symptoms of IIH that mediate the effect of acetazolamide on QOL. METHODS: We assessed QOL using the National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire-25 (NEI-VFQ-25), the 10-Item NEI-VFQ-25 Neuro-Ophthalmic Supplement, and the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36)...
November 1, 2016: Neurology
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