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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
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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...
November 30, 2016: 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-trans-tentorial-approach-a-case-report
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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 through an occipital trans-tentorial approach. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 37-year-old man was admitted to our institution with memory disturbance beginning 2 years ago and gait disturbance from one 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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811528/clinical-efficacy-of-an-ultrasound-guided-greater-occipital-nerve-block-at-the-level-of-c2
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Matthew J Pingree, Joshua S Sole, Travis G Oʼ Brien, Jason S Eldrige, Susan M Moeschler
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this prospective open-label study was to investigate the analgesic effects of an ultrasound-guided greater occipital nerve (GON) block at the level of C2, as the nerve courses superficially to the obliquus capitis inferior muscle. METHODS: Patients with a diagnosis of occipital neuralgia or cervicogenic headache were recruited for the study. Ultrasound-guided GON blocks at the level of C2 were performed by experienced clinicians according to a standardized protocol...
November 2, 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803914/greater-occipital-nerve-blocks-in-the-treatment-of-refractory-chronic-migraine-an-observational-report-of-nine-cases
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Abdulkadir Koçer
AIM: To report the effects of greater occipital nerve (GON) blocks on refractory chronic migraine headache. METHODS: Nine patients who were receiving the conventionally accepted preventive therapies underwent treatment with repeated GON block to control chronic migraine resistant to other treatments. GON blocking with lidocaine and normal saline mixture was administered by the same physician at hospital once a month (for three times in total). Patients were assessed before the injection and every month thereafter for pain frequency and severity, number of times analgesics were used and any appearant side effects during a 6 mo follow-up...
October 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800203/surgical-treatment-for-occipital-condyle-fracture-c1-dislocation-and-cerebellar-contusion-with-hemorrhage-after-blunt-head-trauma
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Shigeo Ueda, Nobuhiro Sasaki, Miyuki Fukuda, Minoru Hoshimaru
Occipital condyle fractures (OCFs) have been treated as rare traumatic injuries, but the number of reported OCFs has gradually increased because of the popularization of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The patient in this report presented with OCFs and C1 dislocation, along with traumatic cerebellar hemorrhage, which led to craniovertebral junction instability. This case was also an extremely rare clinical condition in which the patient presented with traumatic lower cranial nerve palsy secondary to OCFs...
2016: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795889/sturge-weber-syndrome-with-intracerebral-hemorrhage-a-case-report
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Masashi Chonan, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Shinya Haryu, Shoji Mashiyama, Teiji Tominaga
INTRODUCTION: Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a rare congenital disease that affects the brain, skin, and eyes, and is a sporadically occurring neurocutaneous syndrome that affects intracerebral veins, which is associated with venous thrombosis. However, intracranial hemorrhage in patients with SWS is rare. We herein report a rare case of SWS with intracerebral hemorrhage derived from sinus thrombosis. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 62-year-old man suddenly fell into a coma and was admitted to our hospital...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790130/a-case-of-hydranencephaly-in-which-ophthalmic-examinations-were-performed
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Shohei Eda, Tomoko Terai, Yuko Nishikawa, Masahiro Tonari, Teruyo Kida, Hidehiro Oku, Jun Sugasawa, Shuichi Shimakawa, Masashi Hasegawa, Tohru Ogihara, Tsunehiko Ikeda
PURPOSE: We performed ophthalmic examinations, including optical coherence tomography (OCT), on a case diagnosed with hydranencephaly. CASE REPORT: This case involved a female infant born at the gestational age of 35 weeks and 4 days, with the birth weight of 2,152 g, who was one of monochorionic diamniotic twins, and the identical twin died in utero at the gestational age of 24 weeks. After that, examination by fetal echo indicated that she had microcephaly and ventriculomegaly...
September 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786243/new-strategies-for-the-treatment-and-prevention-of-primary-headache-disorders
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Nathaniel M Schuster, Alan M Rapoport
The primary headache disorders, which include migraine, cluster headache and tension-type headache, are among the most common diseases and leading causes of disability worldwide. The available treatment options for primary headache disorders have unsatisfactory rates of efficacy, tolerability and patient adherence. In this Review, we discuss promising new approaches for the prevention of primary headache disorders, such as monoclonal antibodies targeting calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) or its receptor, and small-molecule CGRP receptor antagonists...
October 27, 2016: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785033/vagus-nerve-stimulation-balanced-disrupted-default-mode-network-and-salience-network-in-a-postsurgical-epileptic-patient
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Kailiang Wang, Qi Chai, Hui Qiao, Jianguo Zhang, Tinghong Liu, Fangang Meng
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, treatment of intractable epilepsy has become more challenging, due to an increase in resistance to antiepileptic drugs, as well as diminished success following resection surgery. Here, we present the case of a 19-year old epileptic patient who received vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) following unsuccessful left parietal-occipital lesion-resection surgery, with results indicating an approximate 50% reduction in seizure frequency and a much longer seizure-free interictal phase...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779368/safety-and-efficacy-of-occipital-nerves-stimulation-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-migraines-randomized-double-blind-controlled-single-center-experience
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Nagy A Mekhail, Emad Estemalik, Gerges Azer, Kristina Davis, Stuart J Tepper
BACKGROUND: A recent multicenter study presented 52-week safety and efficacy results from an open-label extension of a randomized, sham-controlled trial for patients with chronic migraine (CM) undergoing peripheral nerve stimulation of the occipital nerves. We present the data from a single center of 20 patients enrolled at the Cleveland Clinic's Pain Management Department. METHODS: In this single center, 20 patients were implanted with a neurostimulation system, randomized to an active or control group for 12 weeks, and received open-label treatment for an additional 40 weeks...
October 25, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779254/brain-white-matter-plasticity-and-functional-reorganization-underlying-the-central-pathogenesis-of-trigeminal-neuralgia
#19
Tian Tian, Linying Guo, Jing Xu, Shun Zhang, Jingjing Shi, Chengxia Liu, Yuanyuan Qin, Wenzhen Zhu
Peripheral nerve damage does not fully explain the pathogenesis of trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Central nervous system changes can follow trigeminal nerve dysfunction. We hypothesized that brain white matter and functional connectivity changes in TN patients were involved in pain perception, modulation, the cognitive-affective system, and motor function; moreover, changes in functional reorganization were correlated with white matter alterations. Twenty left TN patients and twenty-two healthy controls were studied...
October 25, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757567/traumatic-atlanto-occipital-dislocation-in-children-a-case-based-update-on-clinical-characteristics-management-and-outcome
#20
Thomas Beez, Jennifer Brown
BACKGROUND: Atlanto-occipital dislocation (AOD) is a rare but severe sequela of high energy trauma. Children are at increased risk, due to their immature spine and biomechanical characteristics. LITERATURE REVIEW: The prevailing mechanism of injury is motor vehicle collision as passenger. AOD commonly presents with cardiorespiratory arrest, spinal cord injury or cranial nerve deficits. Concomitant injuries, such as traumatic brain injury, are frequently encountered...
October 18, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
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