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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039156/-vertebrobasilar-artery-dolichoectesia-and-pain-coincidence-or-etiology
#1
Murat Alemdar
Dolichoectesia is described as elongation, widening, and tortuosity of an artery. Most commonly involved vessels are the intracranial vertebral and basilar arteries. Vertebrobasilar artery dolichoectesia is usually asymptomatic. Cerebral ischemia, hemorrhage, or compression findings due to mass effect can be seen in symptomatic patients. Although there are case reports of trigeminal neuralgia due to fifth cranial nerve compression in the literature, to the best of our knowledge, neither hemicranial nor continuous facial pain secondary to vertebrobasilar artery dolichoectesia has been reported previously...
July 2017: Aǧrı: Ağrı (Algoloji) Derneği'nin Yayın Organıdır, the Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887073/bilateral-suboccipital-approach-for-a-giant-vertebral-artery-aneurysm
#2
Yasuo Murai, Toshimasa Yamada, Eitaro Ishisaka, Shun Sato, Fumihiro Matano, Akio Morita
Giant thrombosed aneurysms of the vertebral artery (VA) are difficult to treat. Moreover, marked tortuosity of the parent VA complicates determination of the surgical approach. We report the case of a 71-year-old male patient who presented with gait disturbance. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a giant thrombosed aneurysm of approximately 4cm in diameter located in the ventral region and to the right of the medulla oblongata. Computed tomography angiography showed that the right VA had extreme tortuosity, and that the VA union was in contact with the left 7th and 8th cranial nerves...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843759/hybrid-technique-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-vertebrobasilar-insufficiencies
#3
Xia Lu, Yan Ma, Bin Yang, Peng Gao, Yabing Wang, Liqun Jiao
BACKGROUND: Tortuous or occluded vertebral arteries (VAs) can make the endovascular treatment of vertebrobasilar insufficiency impractical. Bypass surgery is an option, but a craniotomy of the posterior fossa is complicated when physiologic vessels must be abandoned. We report 3 cases of refractory vertebrobasilar insufficiency with different presentations requiring problematic approaches in which the patients were treated by different hybrid strategies. CASE DESCRIPTION: Patient 1 had severe stenosis of right VA ostium with right V1 segment tortuosity and was treated by right VA ostium transposition during which the proximal subclavian artery was blocked by a balloon guide catheter...
November 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675348/navien-catheter-experience-in-neuroendovascular-interventions
#4
Gaurav Jindal, Luciano Giacon, Moronke Iyoha, Timothy Miller, Francois Aldrich, Marc Simard, Ravishankar Shivashankar, Dheeraj Gandhi
Purpose Advancements in catheter technology have allowed for greater flexibility and trackability. We report 265 consecutive, single-center neurointerventional cases using the Navien guide catheter. Materials and methods Retrospective analysis was performed of consecutive intracranial endovascular procedures utilizing the Navien catheter. Data collected included procedure type, catheters, guide catheter position, cervical access artery tortuosity grade and complications. Results The 5 French catheter was used in 130 cases...
October 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668406/vessel-shape-alterations-of-the-vertebrobasilar-arteries-in-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-iva-morquio-a-patients
#5
Yasemin Tanyildizi, Seyfullah Gökce, Federico Marini, Anna K Mayer, Stefanie Kirschner, Julia B Hennermann, Marc A Brockmann
PURPOSE: Main symptom of mucopolysaccharidosis type IVa (MPS IVa) is progressive systemic skeletal dysplasia. This is routinely monitored by cerebral and spinal MRI. The vascular system is generally not in the primary focus of interest. In our population of MPS IVa patients we observed vessel shape alterations of the vertebrobasilar arteries, which has not been described before. MATERIAL AND METHODS: MRI-datasets of 26 patients with MPS IVa acquired between 2008 and 2015 were eligible for retrospective analysis of the vertebrobasilar arteries...
August 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497262/arterial-tortuosity-in-patients-with-spontaneous-cervical-artery-dissection
#6
Alessia Giossi, Dikran Mardighian, Filomena Caria, Loris Poli, Valeria De Giuli, Paolo Costa, Andrea Morotti, Massimo Gamba, Nicola Gilberti, Marco Ritelli, Marina Colombi, Maria Sessa, Mario Grassi, Alessandro Padovani, Roberto Gasparotti, Alessandro Pezzini
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that patients with spontaneous cervical artery dissection (CeAD) have increased arterial tortuosity, and the objective quantification of such a tortuosity may aid in the identification of subjects at increased risk of disease. METHODS: In the setting of a hospital-based, case-control study, we used the vertebral tortuosity index (VTI) measured on magnetic resonance angiography, a validated method for the assessment and quantification of arterial tortuosity, to compare the degree of tortuosity in a series of consecutive patients with spontaneous CeAD and of age- and sex-matched patients with ischemic stroke unrelated to CeAD (non-CeAD IS) and stroke-free subjects...
June 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328808/vertebrobasilar-system-computed-tomographic-angiography-in-central-vertigo
#7
Lale Paşaoğlu
The incidence of vertigo in the population is 20% to 30% and one-fourth of the cases are related to central causes. The aim of this study was to evaluate computed tomography angiography (CTA) findings of the vertebrobasilar system in central vertigo without stroke.CTA and magnetic resonance images of patients with vertigo were retrospectively evaluated. One hundred twenty-nine patients suspected of having central vertigo according to history, physical examination, and otological and neurological tests without signs of infarction on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging were included in the study...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304197/endovascular-treatment-of-a-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-in-a-patient-with-loeys-dietz-syndrome-a-case-report
#8
Rie Aoki, Kittipong Srivatanakul, Takahiro Osada, Kazuko Hotta, Takatoshi Sorimachi, Mitsunori Matsumae, Hiroko Morisaki
Background Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) is a recently recognized autosomal dominant connective tissue disease. The manifestations of LDS include vascular tortuosity, scoliosis, craniosynostosis, aneurysm and aortic dissections. Clinical presentation A 35-year-old woman treated with Stanford type B aortic dissection and breast cancer was referred to us for Borden type II dural arteriovenous fistula (dAVF) draining to the vein of Galen, involving the midline of tentorium cerebelli. The dAVF was treated successfully by combined transarterial and transvenous embolization...
April 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256168/multidisciplinary-management-for-the-treatment-of-proximal-posterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery-aneurysms
#9
Kwang-Chun Cho, Yong Bae Kim, Sang Hyun Suh, Jin Yang Joo, Chang-Ki Hong
OBJECTIVES: Aneurysms of the proximal posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) are rare. The management of proximal PICA aneurysms is challenging with either surgical or endovascular treatment. We report our successful experience of treating PICA aneurysms with a multimodal approach. METHODS: Of 2382 treated aneurysms, 22 aneurysms in 21 patients (male:female 8:13, mean age 48.9 years) were enrolled from March 1998 to December 2015. We treated the aneurysms with a multimodal approach and performed angiography to examine aneurysm regrowth at the 12 months follow-up...
May 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192269/anterior-transposition-of-anomalous-tortuous-vertebral-artery-causing-cervical-radiculopathy-a-report-of-2-cases-and-review-of-literature
#10
REVIEW
Doris D Wang, Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Stephen T Magill, Michael T Lawton
OBJECTIVE: Cervical radiculopathy secondary to compression from vertebral artery (VA) tortuosity is a rare entity. We describe successful transposition through an anterolateral approach of tortuous VA loops causing cervical radiculopathy. METHODS: Two patients with cervical radiculopathy (first case at C5-6 and second case at C3-4) secondary to anomalous VA loop compression underwent anterolateral approaches to the cervical spine for decompression and VA transposition...
May 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073311/cervical-artery-tortuosity-is-associated-with-intracranial-aneurysm
#11
Paul-Emile Labeyrie, Florent Braud, Clément Gakuba, Thomas Gaberel, Cyrille Orset, Romain Goulay, Evelyne Emery, Patrick Courthéoux, Emmanuel Touzé
Background Intracranial aneurysms may be associated with an underlying arteriopathy, leading to arterial wall fragility. Arterial tortuosity is a major characteristic of some connective tissue disease. Aim To determine whether intracranial aneurysm is associated with an underlying arteriopathy. Methods Using a case-control design, from May 2012 to May 2013, we selected intracranial aneurysm cases and controls from consecutive patients who had conventional cerebral angiography in our center. Cases were patients with newly diagnosed intracranial aneurysm...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065612/vertebral-tortuosity-index-in-patients-with-non-connective-tissue-disorder-related-aneurysm-disease
#12
F Virgilio, B Maurel, M Davis, G Hamilton, T M Mastracci
OBJECTIVE: The vertebral tortuosity index (VTI) predicts increased risk of acute aortic events in patients with known genetic aortopathies. This study describes the VTI in a cohort of patients with non-connective tissue disorder-related large aneurysms. METHODS: Hospital imaging records from July 2012 to March 2016 were interrogated to identify patients with aneurysmal disease who had undergone computed tomographic angiography that included imaging of vertebral arteries...
January 5, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996178/quantitative-analysis-of-extracranial-arterial-tortuosity-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
#13
Karen Buch, Rahul Arya, Bhavya Shah, Rohini N Nadgir, Naoko Saito, Muhammad M Qureshi, Osamu Sakai
PURPOSE: Compared to the intracranial vasculature in sickle cell disease (SCD) patients, the morphologic changes of the extracranial vasculature in SCD patients are less well understood. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the tortuosity of the extracranial carotid and vertebral arteries in patients with SCD compared to age-matched controls. METHODS: Following Institution Review Board approval, between January 2004 and December 2013, Magnetic resonance angiogram neck examinations were retrospectively reviewed on 56 patients with SCD and 56 age-matched controls...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888081/bow-hunter-s-syndrome-from-a-tortuous-v1-segment-vertebral-artery-treated-with-stent-placement
#14
Rouzbeh Motiei-Langroudi, Christoph J Griessenauer, Abdulrahman Alturki, Nimer Adeeb, Ajith J Thomas, Christopher S Ogilvy
BACKGROUND: Bow hunter's syndrome is a dynamic and reversible occlusion of the vertebral artery occurring after rotation or extension of the neck. The V3 segment is the most common site of compression, especially at the atlantoaxial joint. Surgical decompression with or without cervical fusion has been the mainstay of therapy. Endovascular intervention, such as placement of stents, is rarely performed. METHODS: We report a patient with bow hunter's syndrome from tortuosity of the V1 segment of the VA treated with a self-expanding biliary stent placement...
February 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831484/dynamic-respiratory-tortuosity-of-the-vertebral-artery-ostium
#15
Xiaobin Tang, Feng Tang, Chang Hu, Qian Wang, Whitney Long, Lei Li
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of dynamic respiratory tortuosity (DRT) of the vertebral artery ostium (VAO) as well as to evaluate its correlation with in-stent restenosis (ISR) and stent fracture. METHODS: From March 2012 to June 2015, 178 consecutive patients (mean age 65.2±5.8 years; 124 men) with symptoms of atherosclerotic vertebrobasilar ischemia underwent angiography prior to stent implantation in the vertebral, subclavian, and/or carotid arteries...
February 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27531344/vascular-tortuosity-may-be-associated-with-cervical-artery-dissection
#16
Bum Joon Kim, Ewha Yang, Na-Young Kim, Mi-Jung Kim, Dong-Wha Kang, Sun U Kwon, Jong S Kim
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Dissection is an increasingly recognized cause of ischemic stroke, which occurs spontaneously or after trauma, in relatively young patients. We hypothesized that there might be a predisposing factor weakening the vascular wall and that arterial tortuosity might be higher in patients with dissection. METHODS: We consecutively enrolled cervical artery dissection (CerAD) patients who had undergone magnetic resonance angiography. Age- and sex-matched healthy subjects who underwent magnetic resonance angiography in a routine health examination were used as controls...
October 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27473840/vascular-tortuosity-in-relationship-with-hypertension-and-posterior-fossa-volume-in-hemifacial-spasm
#17
Evan Cyril Edmond, Samantha Xue-Li Sim, Hui-Hua Li, Eng-King Tan, Ling-Ling Chan
BACKGROUND: Hemifacial spasm (HFS) is a disabling neurological condition. Vascular tortuosity in HFS patients has not been quantified objectively and its relationship with hypertension and posterior fossa volume (PF) is unknown. In a case control magnetic resonance imaging and angiographic (MRI/A) study, we quantified and compared the vascular tortuosity in HFS and controls, and evaluated its relationship with hypertension and PF. METHODS: Using a commercially available vessel probe tool, an index of tortuosity based on vessel over chord length was employed to quantify vascular tortuosity of the vertebral (VA) and basilar arteries (BA) in 79 subjects (40 HFS, 39 controls)...
July 29, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27386771/dissection-and-aneurysm-in-patients-with%C3%A2-fibromuscular-dysplasia-findings-from-the-u-s-registry-for-fmd
#18
MULTICENTER STUDY
Daniella Kadian-Dodov, Heather L Gornik, Xiaokui Gu, James Froehlich, J Michael Bacharach, Yung-Wei Chi, Bruce H Gray, Michael R Jaff, Esther S H Kim, Pamela Mace, Aditya Sharma, Eva Kline-Rogers, Christopher White, Jeffrey W Olin
BACKGROUND: Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a noninflammatory arterial disease that predominantly affects women. The arterial manifestations may include beading, stenosis, aneurysm, dissection, or tortuosity. OBJECTIVES: This study compared the frequency, location, and outcomes of FMD patients with aneurysm and/or dissection to those of patients without. METHODS: The U.S. Registry for FMD involves 12 clinical centers. This analysis included clinical history, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedure results for 921 FMD patients enrolled in the registry as of October 17, 2014...
July 12, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27356786/-rules-of-anatomic-morphology-changes-between-the-vertebral-artery-tortuosity-and-transverse-foramen
#19
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
T F Yan, J C Sun, L Fan, Y Wang, Y Yang, D Y Chen, J G Shi, G D Shi
OBJECTIVE: To explore the rules of the anatomic morphology between vertebral artery tortuosity and transverse foramen. METHODS: From January 2012 to December 2015, 60 patients with vertebral artery tortuosity by means of analyzing the image data and basic clinic information as the observation group, and 50 patients randomly selected exclusive of vertebral artery tortuosity, absence of vertebral artery, vertebral artery aneurysm, cervical decomposition incomplete deformity and oral cavity prosthesis artifacts as the control group, the basic clinical information was collected; the transverse foramen area (TF) and vertebral artery cross-sectional area (VA) of the vertebral artery were measured in the observation group and the control group; internal diameter of vertebral artery tortuosity, length of vertebral artery were measured and; twisting coefficient (s)of the vertebral artery was calculated...
June 21, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27029331/-trigeminal-neuralgia-and-hemifacial-spasm-associated-with-vertebrobasilar-artery-tortuosity
#20
Yu A Grigoryan, A R Sitnikov, G Yu Grigoryan
BACKGROUND: The tortuous vertebrobasilar artery (TVBA) often causes neurovascular conflicts in patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and hemifacial spasm (HFS). Implementation of microvascular decompression (MVD) in these circumstances is hindered due to stiffness of the enlarged and dilated arteries and is often accompanied by poor outcomes. The surgical strategy in cases of trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm associated with the TVBA should be clarified in order to achieve good outcomes...
2016: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
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