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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102168/brachial-plexus-root-avulsion-injury-with-occipital-condyle-fractures-case-study
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Alicja Baranowska, Joanna Baranowska, Agata Pydych, Paweł Baranowski
Avulsion injuries of the brachial plexus with occipital condyle fractures are very rare and usually result from motor vehicle accidents. This paper presents an analysis of the case of a 24-year-old male patient who sustained both these injuries in a car accident. Computed tomography revealed a fracture of the right occipital condyle and a magnetic resonance scan showed spinal nerve disruption at the C3-C7 level on the left. The patient underwent conservative treatment.
August 30, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098742/does-transection-of-the-c2-nerve-roots-during-c1-lateral-mass-screw-placement-for-atlantoaxial-fixation-result-in-a-superior-outcome-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-meta-analysis
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Jetan H Badhiwala, Farshad Nassiri, Christopher D Witiw, Alireza Mansouri, Saleh A Almenawer, Michael G Fehlings
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and functional outcomes of transection of the C2 roots during C1 lateral mass screw placement for atlantoaxial fixation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Transection of the C2 nerve roots has been recommended during atlantoaxial fixation to facilitate C1 lateral mass screw placement and possibly reduce post-operative occipital neuralgia, although this practice remains controversial...
January 16, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097249/application-of-a-3d-custom-printed-patient-specific-spinal-implant-for-c1-2-arthrodesis
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Kevin Phan, Alessandro Sgro, Monish M Maharaj, Paul D'Urso, Ralph J Mobbs
The study aims to describe a three-dimensional printed (3DP) posterior fixation implant used for C1/C2 fusion in a 65-year-old female. Spinal fusion remains a common intervention for a range of spinal pathologies including degenerative disc and facet disease when conservative methods are unsuccessful. However, fusion devices are not always entirely efficacious in providing the desired fixation, and surgeons rely on 'off the shelf' implants which may not provide an anatomical fit to address the particular pathology...
December 2016: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072807/occipital-nerve-stimulation-for-refractory-chronic-migraine-results-of-a-long-term-prospective-study
#4
Dolores Rodrigo, Pilar Acin, Pedro Bermejo
BACKGROUND: Refractory chronic migraine affects approximately 4% of the population worldwide and results in severe pain, lifestyle limitations, and decreased quality of life. Occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) refers to the electric stimulation of the distal branches of greater and lesser occipital nerves; the surgical technique has previously been described and has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of a wide variety of headache disorders. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate the long-term efficacy and tolerability of ONS for medically intractable chronic migraine...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064284/surgery-modified-pi-with-triple-bonnet-flap-and-fronto-orbital-advancement
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Uday Singh Raswan, Sarbjit Singh Chhiber, Altaf Umar Ramzan
INTRODUCTION: Craniosynostosis is the premature fusion of one or more of the cranial sutures and can occur as part of a syndrome or as an isolated defect. Pansynostosis is a rare form of craniosynostosis that involves premature fusion of all the cranial sutures (coronal, sagittal, metopic, and occipital). Particularly in cases of late presentation, there are heightened clinical concerns, both functional and aesthetic. In untreated cases of pansynostosis and increased intracranial pressure, optic nerve damage progresses to optic atrophy and then blindness...
January 7, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046293/su-f-t-631-linear-accelerator-based-frameless-extracranial-radiosurgery-for-treatment-of-occipital-neuralgia-for-non-surgical-candidates
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T Denton, J Howe, A Spalding
PURPOSE: Occipital neuralgia is a condition wherein pain is transmitted by the occipital nerves. Non-invasive therapies generally alleviate symptoms; however, persistent or recurring pain may require invasive procedures. Repeated invasive procedures upon failure are considered higher risk and are often contraindicated due to compounding inherent risk. SRS has not been explored as a treatment option largely due to the extracranial nature of the target (as opposed to the similar, more established trigeminal neuralgia), but advances in linear-accelerator frameless-based SRS now present an opportunity to evaluate the novel potential of this modality for this application...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004273/occipital-nerve-field-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-normalizes-imbalance-between-pain-detecting-and-pain-inhibitory-pathways-in-fibromyalgia
#7
Dirk De Ridder, Sven Vanneste
Occipital nerve field (OCF) stimulation with subcutaneously implanted electrodes is used to treat headaches, more generalized pain, and even failed back surgery syndrome via unknown mechanisms. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can predict the efficacy of implanted electrodes. The purpose of this study is to unravel the neural mechanisms involved in global pain suppression, mediated by occipital nerve field stimulation, within the realm of fibromyalgia. Nineteen patients with fibromyalgia underwent a placebo-controlled OCF tDCS...
December 21, 2016: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995704/treatment-of-intractable-chronic-cluster-headache-by-occipital-nerve-stimulation-a-cohort-of-51-patients
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S Miller, L Watkins, M Matharu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Chronic cluster headache is a rare, highly disabling primary headache condition. When medically intractable, occipital nerve stimulation can offer effective treatment. Open-label series have provided data on small cohorts only. METHODS: We analyzed 51 subjects to evaluate the long-term outcomes of highly intractable chronic cluster headache with occipital nerve stimulation. Patients with intractable chronic cluster headache were implanted with occipital nerve stimulators during the period 2007-2014...
February 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978460/clinical-characteristics-of-headache-or-facial-pain-prior-to-the-development-of-acute-herpes-zoster-of-the-head
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Hye Lim Lee, Minju Yeo, Gi Hwa Choi, Ji Yeoun Lee, Ji Seon Kim, Dong-Ick Shin, Sang-Soo Lee, Sung-Hyun Lee
OBJECTIVES: When physicians encounter patients with headache or facial pain (preeruptive pain) associated with acute herpes zoster of the head, especially before the appearance of characteristic skin eruptions (preeruptive phase), they typically find it difficult to make clinical impressions and apply appropriate diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. The objectives of this study were to describe the clinical characteristics of headache or facial pain associated with acute herpes zoster of the head and to elucidate the association between the manifestation of these symptoms in the preeruptive phase and incoming herpes zoster...
January 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935543/acoustic-neuroma-as-first-sign-of-inner-ear-functional-disorders
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Marzena Bielińska, Kalina Owczarek, Joanna Nowosielska-Grygiel, Jurek Olszewski, Piotr Pietkiewicz
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this work was to describe acoustic neuromas as the first signs of inner ear functional disorders. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study covered 3,456 audiological and otoneurological patients, who were treated in the Department of Otolaryngology, Laryngological Oncology, Audiology and Phoniatrics Military Medical Academy University Teaching Hospital in Lodz within the period of 2011-2016. Among the studied subjects, an acoustic neuroma on the vestibulocochlear nerve was diagnosed in 13 cases (5,16%), including 9 women and 4 men...
October 31, 2016: Otolaryngologia Polska. the Polish Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929599/surgical-management-of-parapharyngeal-space-tumors-the-role-of-cervical-and-lateral-skull-base-approaches
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Arturo Mario Poletti, Siba P Dubey, Giovanni Colombo, Giovanni Cugini
We conducted a retrospective study to analyze the role of the cervical and lateral skull base approaches in the surgical excision of parapharyngeal space (PPS) tumors. Our study population was made up of 34 patients-15 males and 19 females, aged 13 to 73 years (mean: 50.6)-who had presented to us with a PPS tumor during a 9-year period. The 34 cases included 23 benign tumors and 11 malignancies. The 23 benign tumors consisted of 11 pleomorphic adenomas, 5 schwannomas, 2 paragangliomas, 2 Warthin tumors, 1 oncocytoma, 1 hamartoma, and 1 osteochondroma...
December 2016: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910088/the-efficacy-of-greater-occipital-nerve-blockade-in-chronic-migraine-a-placebo-controlled-study
#12
H L Gul, A O Ozon, O Karadas, G Koc, L E Inan
OBJECTIVE: GON blockade with local anesthetics is an effective treatment for a group of headaches, such as cervicogenic headache, cluster headache, occipital neuralgia, migraine. Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy of greater occipital nerve (GON) blockade in patients with chronic migraine (CM) by using a control group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 44 CM patients and randomly divide the patients into two groups, as group A (bupivacaine) and group B (placebo) to our study...
December 2, 2016: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901275/peripheral-nerve-blocks-for-the-treatment-of-headache-in-older-adults-a-retrospective-study
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Jacob R Hascalovici, Matthew S Robbins
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to provide demographical and clinical descriptions of patients age 65 years old and older who were treated with peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) at our institution and evaluate the safety and efficacy of this treatment. BACKGROUND: Headache disorders are common, disabling chronic neurological diseases that often persist with advancing age. Geriatric headache management poses unique therapeutic challenges because of considerations of comorbidity, drug interactions, and adverse effects...
January 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891029/craniovertebral-junction-360%C3%A2-a-combined-microscopic-and-endoscopic-anatomical-study
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Sukhdeep Singh Jhawar, Maximiliano Nunez, Paolo Pacca, Daniel Seclen Voscoboinik, Huy Truong
OBJECTIVES: Craniovertebral junction (CVJ) can be approached from various corridors depending on the location and extent of disease. A three-dimensional understanding of anatomy of CVJ is paramount for safe surgery in this region. Aim of this cadaveric study is to elucidate combined microscopic and endoscopic anatomy of critical neurovascular structures in this area in relation to bony and muscular landmarks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight fresh-frozen cadaveric heads injected with color silicon were used for this study...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888641/carotid-artery-and-lower-cranial-nerve-exposure-with-increasing-surgical-complexity-to-the-parapharyngeal-space
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Ana M Lemos-Rodriguez, Satyan B Sreenath, Rounak B Rawal, Lewis J Overton, Zainab Farzal, Adam M Zanation
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To investigate the extent of carotid artery exposure attained, including the identification of the external carotid branches and lower cranial nerves in five sequential external approaches to the parapharyngeal space, and to provide an anatomical algorithm. STUDY DESIGN: Anatomical study. METHODS: Six latex-injected adult cadaver heads were dissected in five consecutive approaches: transcervical approach with submandibular gland removal, posterior extension of the transcervical approach, transcervical approach with parotidectomy, parotidectomy with lateral mandibulotomy, and parotidectomy with mandibulectomy...
November 26, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878764/the-involvement-of-supratentorial-white-matter-in-multiple-system-atrophy-a-diffusion-tensor-imaging-tractography-study
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Po-Shan Wang, Chien-Li Yeh, Chia-Feng Lu, Hsiu-Mei Wu, Bing-Wen Soong, Yu-Te Wu
It has been assumed that cognitive disorder and visual-spatial disturbance in multiple system atrophy of the predominantly cerebellar type (MSA-C) are attributable to degradation of cerebellar function. The purpose of this study was to use diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) tractography to determine if patients with MSA-C characterized in part by visual-spatial disorders and cognitive disorders have changes of the structural connectivity network of nerve fibers, and to further describe the structural connectivity network...
November 23, 2016: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876660/total-resection-of-brainstem-extension-of-tentorial-schwannoma-using-an-occipital-transtentorial-approach
#17
Liu Xinrui, Yuichi Sato, Mitsuru Dan, Hiroki Kuroda, Toshihiro Kumabe
BACKGROUND: Approximately 60 cases of schwannoma unrelated to the cranial nerve have been reported, and only 12 arose from the tentorium. We present a case of tentorial schwannoma extending into the pons and midbrain without cranial nerve involvement, which was almost totally resected with an occipital transtentorial approach. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 37-year-old man was admitted to our institution with memory disturbance beginning 2 years ago and gait disturbance from 1 year ago...
November 19, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847133/c1-lateral-mass-screw-insertion-caudally-from-c2-nerve-root-an-alternate-method-for-insertion-of-c1-screws-a-technical-note-and-preliminary-clinical-results
#18
Keiji Wada, Ryo Tamaki, Mitsuru Yui, Daisuke Numaguchi, Yasuaki Murata
BACKGROUND: C1 lateral mass screw was widely used for fixation of the upper cervical spine. However, massive bleeding from the C1-2 venous plexus is sometimes encountered. In this study, we proposed an alternate method for C1 lateral mass screw insertion, which involves insertion of the screws caudally from the C2 nerve root to reduce bleeding from C1-2 venous plexus. METHODS: Seven patients with atlantoaxial lesions were included in this study. The mean age at surgery was 65...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843685/delayed-hydrocephalus-associated-with-traumatic-atlanto-occipital-dislocation-case-report-and-literature-review
#19
Ashish Sharma, Ha Son Nguyen, Abhishiek Sharma, Andrew Lozen, Shekar Kurpad
BACKGROUND: Traumatic atlanto-occipital dislocation (AOD) is a rare but often fatal injury. Consequently, long-term data regarding surviving patients have been limited. In particular, the occurrence of hydrocephalus is not well-documented. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 33-year-old male sustained AOD as a consequence of a motor vehicle collision. Although he did well initially after an occipitocervical fusion, 1 month after his operation, he exhibited signs of increased intracranial pressure (bilateral abducens nerve palsies, worsening headaches, and fatigue)...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821089/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-as-the-first-manifestation-of-bickerstaff-s-brainstem-encephalitis
#20
Pei-Ru Chen, Shih-Pin Chen
BACKGROUND: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) has been associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome in rare cases. Here we report a patient in whom PRES was the presenting manifestation of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 75-year-old woman presented with acute onset of hypertension, headache, blurred vision, and left eyelid drooping. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed characteristic PRES lesions involving the parietal and occipital lobes bilaterally...
November 8, 2016: BMC Neurology
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