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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437820/-therapy-of-hemifacial-spasm-with-botulinum-toxin
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Wolfgang H Jost, Rainer Laskawi, Anja Palmowski-Wolfe, Peter P Urban
Hemifacial spasm (HFS) is a frequent disorder characterized by involuntary contractions of those muscles innervated by the facialis nerve on one side of the face. The symptoms can appear as tonic or clonic, intermittent or permanent. Diagnosis is based purely on clinical observation. Differential diagnosis should rely on cranial MRI, which can demonstrate a pathological contact between the nerves and vessels and exclude alternative causation. Often, the symptoms are not marked so that therapy may not be necessary...
April 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434962/outcome-of-the-biomedical-glue-sling-technique-in-microvascular-decompression-for-hemifacial-spasm-involving-the-vertebral-artery
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Xin Zhang, Hua Zhao, Jin Zhu, Yinda Tang, Tingting Ying, Yan Yuan, Shiting Li
BACKGROUND: Microvascular decompression (MVD) is the most useful treatment for hemifacial spasm (HFS). In cases of vertebral artery (VA) compression of the facial nerve, MVD is often difficult. In this study, we compared the outcome of the biomedical glue sling technique with the traditional technique in MVD for HFS involving the VA. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients with HFS treated by MVD, and was conducted between January 2013 and December 2015...
April 18, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434953/the-multi-scope-technique-for-microvascular-decompression
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Yuichi Nagata, Tadashi Watanabe, Tetsuya Nagatani, Kazuhito Takeuchi, Jonsu Chu, Toshihiko Wakabayashi
BACKGROUND: The performance of endoscopic surgery has rapidly become widespread in neurosurgery in recent years. Endoscopy can offer close and panoramic surgical views with fine illumination, even in the deep intracranial area. However, it also has the following serious drawback: an intracranial blind area between the field lens of the endoscope and the site of the dural opening. This blind area cannot be viewed on the endoscopic monitor, and several surgical complications, including accidental intracranial neurovascular structural injury, can occur in this area...
April 18, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332169/microvascular-decompression-for-hemifacial-spasm-associated-with-the-vertebral-artery
#4
De-Bao Yang, Zhi-Min Wang
The aim of this study was to discuss the baseline characteristics of hemifacial spasm (HFS) associated with the vertebral artery (VA) and evaluate microvascular decompression (MVD) as a surgical treatment of the associated HFS. From February 2010 to February 2015, 118 consecutive patients with HFS underwent MVD. Of these, 29 cases of HFS were associated with VA, this series was compared with the remaining non-VA-associated HFS. Of the 29 cases of VA-associated HFS, the VA was directly compressing the root exit zone (REZ) in eight cases...
March 22, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297691/-intraoperative-artery-wall-stimulating-electromyography-during-microvascular-decompression-surgery-to-treat-hemifacial-spasm-a-case-report
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Ryotaro Yamashita, Taishi Nakamura, Ryutaro Fukuyama, Kosuke Ishikawa, Takahiro Hayashi, Ryohei Miyazaki, Makoto Ohtake, Mitsuru Sato, Kensuke Tateishi, Nobuyuki Shimizu, Jun Suenaga, Hidetoshi Murata
OBJECTIVE: Microvascular decompression(MVD)surgery has been established as a standard treatment for hemifacial spasm. However, because decompression surgery results in unfavorable outcomes in some cases, a more critical monitoring strategy is required. To improve surgical outcome for hemifacial spasms, abnormal muscle response(AMR)has been proposed as a tool for intraoperative electrophysiological monitoring during MVD surgery. Here, we report a single case of surgical MVD monitoring using artery wall stimulating electromyography(AWS-EMG)...
March 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288523/long-term-outcome-of-microvascular-decompression-for-hemifacial-spasm
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Ming-Yi Lv, Shu-Ling Deng, Xiao-Feng Long, Zeng-Liang Liu
AIM: To investigate the long term outcomes of microvascular decompression (MVD) for hemifacial spasm (HFS) and to identify any prognostic factors. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 189 consecutive patients with typical HFS who underwent MVD. Multiple logistic regression analysis of variables at various time points including at least immediate time point and one at no less than six years was performed. RESULTS: Short-term follow-up showed a cure rate of 91%, including 51 cases of delayed resolution (27%)...
March 13, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286281/correlation-between-cerebellar-retraction-and-hearing-loss-following-microvascular-decompression-for-hemifacial-spasm-a-prospective-study
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Ning Li, Wei-Guo Zhao, Chun-Hua Pu, Wen-Lei Yang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272727/-an-unusual-presentation-of-painful-tic-convulsive
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S Romano-Feinholz, M P Medina, F E Nares-Lopez, J L Soto-Hernandez, R Revuelta-Gutierrez
INTRODUCTION: The term 'painful tic convulsive' is used to describe the syndrome involving concomitant hemifacial spasm and ipsilateral trigeminal neuralgia. Vascular compression of the fifth and seventh cranial nerves is the most common cause, involving the entry and exit zone of rootlets coming from the brainstem; nevertheless, different etiologies of this syndrome has been previously reported. Treatment for this disease is based on surgical microvascular decompression of the nerve rootlets, but still a topic of debate...
March 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254601/electromyographically-guided-nerve-combing-makes-microvascular-decompression-more-successful-in-hemifacial-spasm-with-persistent-abnormal-muscle-response
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Xin Zhang, Jin Zhu, Yin-Da Tang, Hua Zhao, Ting-Ting Ying, Yan Yuan, Shi-Ting Li
BACKGROUND: Microvascular decompression (MVD) of the facial nerve monitored intra-operatively by abnormal muscle response (AMR) activity is a common treatment for hemifacial spasm. However, AMR frequently persists after MVD, for which electromyographically (EMG)-guided nerve combing is sometimes recommended. Because no research regarding the success of EMG-guided nerve combing has been published, we compared the effectiveness of nerve combing after MVD with simple MVD in cases including persistent AMR...
February 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246588/intermittent-facial-spasms-as-the-presenting-sign-of-a-recurrent-pleomorphic-adenoma
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Rosalie A Machado, Sami P Moubayed, Azita Khorsandi, Juan C Hernandez-Prera, Mark L Urken
The intimate anatomical relationship of the facial nerve to the parotid parenchyma has a significant influence on the presenting signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of parotid neoplasms. However, to our knowledge, hyperactivity of this nerve, presenting as facial spasm, has never been described as the presenting sign or symptom of a parotid malignancy. We report a case of carcinoma arising in a recurrent pleomorphic adenoma of the left parotid gland (i.e., carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma) that presented with hemifacial spasms...
February 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244961/postparalytic-hemifacial-spasm-a-case-study
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Kathryn A Woodcock
Treatment with neuromodulators is the most common nonsurgical cosmetic procedure globally and on the increase. However, there are times when a cosmetic treatment crosses over into a medical treatment. When we take the time to make a proper assessment and create a comprehensive treatment plan, we ensure we are providing best practices that result in the best outcome for our patients. This case presentation demonstrates that sometimes the patient seeking treatment of a certain complaint may have a much larger issue(s) to address first...
January 2017: Plastic Surgical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226076/treatment-of-hemifacial-spasm-with-botulinum-toxin-type-a-effective-long-lasting-and-well-tolerated
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Jean Pierre Mette Batisti, Alais Daiane Fadini Kleinfelder, Natália Bassalobre Galli, Adriana Moro, Renato Puppi Munhoz, Hélio Afonso Ghizoni Teive
Objective: To evaluate the long-term effect of botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) in the treatment of HFS. Methods: A retrospective analysis of patients treated at the Movement Disorders Outpatient Clinic in the Neurology Service, Hospital de Clínicas, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, from 2009 to 2013 was carried out. A total of 550 BTX-A injections were administered to 100 HFS patients. Results: Mean duration of improvement following each injection session was 3...
February 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223858/the-therapeutic-usage-of-botulinum-toxin-botox-in-non-cosmetic-head-and-neck-conditions-an-evidence-based-review
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REVIEW
Kamran Habib Awan
Botulinum toxin (Botox) is an exotoxin produced from Clostridium botulinum. It blocks the release of acetylcholine from the cholinergic nerve end plates resulting in inactivity of the muscles or glands innervated. The efficacy of Botox in facial aesthetics is well established; however, recent literature has highlighted its utilization in multiple non-cosmetic medical and surgical conditions. The present article reviews the current evidence pertaining to Botox use in the non-cosmetic head and neck conditions...
January 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186450/an-investigation-into-quality-of-life-improvement-in-patients-undergoing-microvascular-decompression-for-hemifacial-spasm
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Jesse D Lawrence, Andrew M Frederickson, Yue-Fang Chang, Patricia M Weiss, Peter C Gerszten, Raymond F Sekula
OBJECTIVE Hemifacial spasm (HFS) is a movement disorder characterized by involuntary spasms of the facial muscles, and it can negatively impact quality of life (QOL). This retrospective study and systematic review with meta-analysis was conducted to investigate the QOL in patients with HFS following intervention with microvascular decompression (MVD) and botulinum toxin (BT). METHODS In the retrospective analysis, a QOL questionnaire was administered to all patients undergoing MVD performed by a single surgeon...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
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/28179598/the-current-status-of-microvascular-decompression-for-the-treatment-of-hemifacial-spasm-in-japan-an-analysis-of-2907-patients-using-the-japanese-diagnosis-procedure-combination-database
#16
Yoshifumi Mizobuchi, Keiji Muramatsu, Makoto Ohtani, Junichiro Satomi, Kiyohide Fushimi, Shinya Matsuda, Shinji Nagahiro
Microvascular decompression (MVD) is widely used as a safe and effective treatment for hemifacial spasm (HFS). However, the extent of application of this therapeutic method and its outcomes in Japan are currently unclear. To address these questions, we analyzed the utilization of MVD for the treatment of HFS during the 33- month period from July 2010 to March 2013. We conducted an analysis on data contained in the Diagnosis Procedure Combination database in Japan. This analysis showed that MVD was used for the treatment of HFS in 2907 cases (men, 916; women, 1991) with 2...
February 9, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153619/the-effects-of-dual-abnormal-muscle-response-monitoring-on-microvascular-decompression-in-patients-with-hemifacial-spasm
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Xin Zhang, Hua Zhao, Ting-Ting Ying, Yin-Da Tang, Jin Zhu, Shi-Ting Li
BACKGROUND: Microvascular decompression (MVD) is the most useful treatment for hemifacial spasm (HFS). During MVD surgery, traditional abnormal muscle response (tAMR) is widely used to monitor success in decompressing the facial nerve. Dual AMR (dAMR) is a new monitoring method used during MVD for HFS. We compared the sensitivities and reliabilities of tAMR and dAMR. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of 1,301 cases of HFS treated using MVD between January 2014 and March 2016...
January 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140499/deterministic-tractography-of-the-descending-tract-of-the-spinal-trigeminal-nerve-using-diffusion-tensor-imaging
#18
Daniel J Burkett, Jonathan R Garst, Jacquelyn P Hill, Anthony Kam, Douglas E Anderson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pain information from the face enters the pons via the trigeminal nerve before creating an anatomical "elbow" that turns caudally into the spinal trigeminal tract (SpTV). Visualization of the descending tract of the trigeminal nerve as it begins its descent from the nerve root entry zone (NREZ) in the pons would improve the accuracy of current procedures aimed at altering or lesioning the trigeminal nerve within the brainstem. The focus of this study was to develop a standardized protocol using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and deterministic tractography methods to image the SpTV...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120087/the-significance-of-abnormal-muscle-response-monitoring-during-microvascular-decompression-for-hemifacial-spasm
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Ming Xing Liu, Jun Zhong, Lai Xia, Ning-Ning Dou, Hui Sun, Bin Li, Massimiliano Visocchi, Shi-Ting Li
BACKGROUND: Despite the wide adoption of the abnormal muscle response (AMR) to electrical stimulation of the facial nerve during microvascular decompression (MVD) surgery, the value of AMR in the prognosis of the postoperative outcome is still controversial. In order to better use this intraoperative electrophysiology, it is necessary to further address the relationship between AMR and postoperative results. METHODS: Three hundred and thirty-two patients with hemifacial spasm (HFS) in whom MVD surgery was performed and in whom AMR was available were finally enrolled in this study...
2017: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114700/-botulinum-toxin-new-developments-in-ophthalmology
#20
B Wabbels
Botulinum toxin is recognised as the gold standard for the treatment of essential blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm, which is similar in effect in synkinesis after facial nerve palsy. The injection intervals can be adjusted according to the patients' needs and be shortened for up to six weeks in cases of eyelid cramping. Newer indications for the use of botulinum toxin in ophthalmology include eyelid retraction in Graves' disease, induction of protective ptosis and treatment of crocodile tears syndrome after facial nerve palsy...
January 23, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
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