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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525489/minimum-5-year-follow-up-results-for-occipitocervical-fusion-using-the-screw-rod-system-in-craniocervical-instability
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Kei Ando, Shiro Imagama, Zenya Ito, Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Hideki Yagi, Ryuichi Shinjo, Tetsuro Hida, Kenyu Ito, Yoshimoto Ishikawa, Naoki Ishiguro
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical outcome of patients who had undergone occipitocervical (OC) fusion using pedicle screws and rods over a minimum 5-year follow-up. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Few studies have evaluated occipitocervical (OC) fusion using pedicle screws and rods for long-term follow-up. METHODS: Twenty-seven consecutive patients treated underwent posterior OC fusion using pedicle screws and rods over a minimum 5-year follow-up...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524792/analysis-and-interrater-reliability-of-pb-c2-using-mri-and-ct-data-from-the-park-reeves-syringomyelia-research-consortium-on-behalf-of-the-pediatric-craniocervical-society
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Todd C Hankinson, Gerald F Tuite, Dagmara I Moscoso, Leslie C Robinson, James C Torner, David D Limbrick, Tae Sung Park, Richard C E Anderson
OBJECTIVE The distance to the ventral dura, perpendicular to the basion to C2 line (pB-C2), is commonly employed as a measure describing the anatomy of the craniovertebral junction. However, both the reliability among observers and the clinical utility of this measurement in the context of Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) have been incompletely determined. METHODS Data were reviewed from the first 600 patients enrolled in the Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Research Consortium with CM-I and syringomyelia. Thirty-one cases were identified in which both CT and MRI studies were available for review...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523347/alexander-m-mc-kinney-atlas-of-normal-imaging-variations-of-the-brain-skull-and-craniocervical-vasculature-springer-international-publishing-switzerland-2017-1335-p-2-volumes-format-21-5%C3%A2-%C3%A3-%C3%A2-28-5%C3%A2-cm-isbn-978-3-319-39789-4-isbn-978-3-319-39790-0-e-book-doi
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521360/exposure-of-the-external-carotid-artery-through-the-posterior-triangle-of-the-neck-a-novel-approach-to-facilitate-bypass-procedures-to-the-posterior-cerebral-circulation
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Ali Tayebi Meybodi, Michael T Lawton, Pooneh Mokhtari, Olivia Kola, Ivan H El-Sayed, Arnau Benet
BACKGROUND: The external carotid artery (ECA) is the main high-flow donor for extracranial-intracranial revascularization procedures. However, anatomic restraints limit the availability of ECA in posterior exposures of the craniocervical junction aimed for bypass to distal vertebral artery segments. OBJECTIVE: To examine the feasibility and safety of exposure of the ECA through the posterior triangle of the neck. METHODS: A preliminary feasibility study on the posterior neck exposure of the ECA was performed in 1 cadaveric head (2 sides) followed by a morphometric study on 9 cadaveric heads (18 sides)...
June 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508158/how-i-do-it-surgical-ligation-of-craniocervical-junction-dural-av-fistulas
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Thomas J Sorenson, Biagia La Pira, Joshua Hughes, Giuseppe Lanzino
BACKGROUND: Dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) of the craniocervical junction are uncommon vascular lesions, which often require surgical treatment even in the endovascular era. METHODS: Most commonly, the fistula is placed laterally, and surgical ligation is performed through a lateral suboccipital craniotomy. After dural opening, the area is inspected, and the arterialized vein is identified emerging from the dura, often adjacent to the entry point of the vertebral artery, and ligated...
May 15, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499902/dumbbell-shaped-jugular-foramen-tumors-extending-to-the-neck-surgical-considerations-based-on-imaging-findings
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J He, J H Wan, B Zhao, H Q Cai, Y H Wu, X J Li, H P Qian, X L Meng
OBJECTIVE: Dumbbell-shaped jugular foramen tumors (DSJFTs) extending to the neck present diagnostic and management difficulties because of their rarity, various pathologies and multidisciplinary involvement. Accurate imaging findings are of great importance for surgical planning and clinical outcomes. However, few articles have discussed this issue to date. METHODS: Thirty-one patients with DSJFTs extending to the neck were surgically treated in a single stage at our institute...
May 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491191/internal-carotid-artery-dissection-and-pseudoaneurysm-formation-with-resultant-ipsilateral-hypoglossal-nerve-palsy
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Giuseppe Cruciata, Rikesh Parikh, Meera Pradhan, Jay Shah, Eric Greif, Evan G Stein
Craniocervical artery dissection is a potentially disabling condition caused by an intimal tear allowing blood to enter and dissect the media in the cranial direction which can occur spontaneously or as a result of trauma. When the dissection extends toward the adventitia, it can form a protrusion from the weakened vessel wall called a pseudoaneurysm, which may become a nidus for distal thromboembolism or cause mass effect on adjacent structures. Accurate and prompt diagnosis is critical as timely treatment can significantly reduce the risk of complications such as stroke...
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478911/epithelioid-hemangioendothelioma-of-the-craniocervical-junction-case-report-and-review
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Ali Ender Ofluoglu, Mehmet Aydogan, Uzay Erdogan, Onder Ofluoglu
Epithelioid hemangioendotheliomas are uncommon vascular neoplasms and their spinal location is even rarer. We report clinical course of a 31-year-old man with an epithelioid hemangioendothelioma at the cranio-cervical junction. A cervical magnetic resonance imaging revealed tumor that caused posterior cervical cord compression. C1,2,3 total laminectomy and surgical excision of the tumor was performed. Postoperative external beam radiation was performed on the surgical field especially around the right vertebral artery...
May 3, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458805/the-tongue-mandible-hyoid-system
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Giuseppe Messina
The craniocervical-mandibular system works in harmony and allows different functional tasks as the postural control of the cervical region. This system is formed by the temporomandibular joint, the masticatory muscles and ligaments connecting the temporomandibular joint and the cervical region. It has been seen to affect human posture, and many disorders of the temporomandibular joints may affect this functional arrangement. Notwithstanding this system considered as a functional arrangement, may offer various clinical explanations, it does not hold anatomical connections with the posterior region of the cranium, thus it should not be refered to as a craniocervical arrangement...
February 24, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432520/unexpected-death-after-occipital-condylar-fracture
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Vincent J Bulthuis, E M J Cornips, J Dings, H van Santbrink, A A Postma
We present a rare fatal complication of an occipital condylar fracture. The patient was initially neurologically intact, but showed secondary clinical deterioration. Imaging revealed extensive extra-axial hemorrhage at the craniocervical junction and an acute obstructive hydrocephalus. MR imaging demonstrated a T2 hyperintens signal in both the lower brainstem and upper cervical spinal cord, likely caused by the extra-axial hemorrhage. As prognosis was estimated infaust, supportive treatment was discontinued and the patient died soon thereafter...
June 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423433/-myositis-ossificans-traumatica-in-the-craniocervical-junction-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Andreas Reinke, Michael Kraus, Alexander Wild
Background Myosits ossificans (MO) is a rare but important differential diagnosis for a heterotrophic bony tumor in the muscles. It is often misdiagnosed as a malignant tumor. With a previous trauma the diagnosis is myositis ossificans traumatic (MOT). In most cases, it is benign and predominantly seen in the big muscles. But there can be malignant etiologies too. Case Description We report a rare case of MO in the muscle of the craniocervical junction. This 37-year-old woman had a riding accident years ago...
April 19, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411747/the-impact-of-carotid-or-intracranial-atherosclerosis-on-perioperative-stroke-in-patients-undergoing-open-aortic-arch-surgery
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Ken-Ichi Imasaka, Eiki Tayama, Yukihiro Tomita
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to clarify the impact of carotid or intracranial atherosclerosis on perioperative stroke in patients undergoing open aortic arch surgery. METHODS: Between 2008 and 2015, 200 consecutive patients underwent elective aortic arch surgery with selective antegrade cerebral perfusion and moderate hypothermic circulatory arrest. Nonselective screening for carotid or intracranial atherosclerosis was performed using carotid ultrasonography or magnetic resonance angiography...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409726/the-suboccipital-ligament
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Kelsey Alabaster, M Fred Bugg, Bruno Splavski, Frederick A Boop, Kenan I Arnautovic
OBJECTIVE A fibrous structure located dorsal to the dura at the posterior craniocervical junction stretches horizontally between the bilateral occipital condyles and the upper borders of the C-1 laminae. Partially covered by the occipital bone, this structure is always encountered when the bone is removed from the foramen magnum rim during approaches to the posterior cranial fossa. Although known to surgeons, this structure has not been defined, studied, or named. The most appropriate name for this structure is "the suboccipital ligament," and a detailed rationale for this name is provided...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374147/transoral-vertebroplasty-of-the-lateral-mass-of-c1-using-image-guidance
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Pujan Kavakebi, P P Girod, S Hartmann, A Tschugg, C Thomé
BACKGROUND: Osteolytic lesions of the anterior aspects of C1 (lateral mass) are difficult to address in a minimally invasive fashion and are often treated by craniocervical instrumentation. METHODS: We report the feasibility and technical method of transoral vertebroplasty of the lateral mass of the atlas using image guidance and describe the workflow of the procedure. To our knowledge, there has not yet been a technical description of a transoral vertebroplasty using image guidance...
June 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347422/cord-cystic-cavities-syringomyelia-and-prominent-central-canal
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Blaise V Jones
Syringomyelia is the term given to cystic cavities in the spinal cord, most of which are associated with congenital malformations of the craniocervical junction and represent dilation of the central canal of the cord. As such, syrinxes can be considered analogous to hydrocephalus. The exact etiology of syrinx formation remains a subject of debate, but there is ample evidence that they are the result of obstruction of the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid between the intracranial and spinal compartments. The chances that a syrinx will progress over time are much greater when they are associated with a causative lesion (Chiari malformation, tumor, infection, and trauma), but asymptomatic central canal dilation may be a stable incidental finding...
April 2017: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324135/-episodic-central-hypopnea-and-hypotension-caused-by-bleeding-into-a%C3%A2-craniocervical-ependymoma
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F S Ismail, U Schlegel, A Kowoll, S Skodda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321414/medical-and-interventional-therapy-for-spontaneous-vertebral-artery-dissection-in-the-craniocervical-segment
#17
Guiyun Zhang, Zuoquan Chen
Background and Purpose. Spontaneous vertebral artery dissection (SVAD) is an important reason for posterior-circulation-ischemic stroke in the young and middle-aged population. Although some previous reports reveal a favorable outcome with conservative therapy, it is still controversial in the treatment of SVAD in some specific patients. Herein, we present our 10 years of clinical experience for SVAD at this location. Material and Methods. 20 patients with 20 SVADs in V2 and V3 segments were retrospectively studied...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281033/a-treatable-cause-of-myelopathy-and-vision-loss-mimicking-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-late-onset-biotinidase-deficiency
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Sanem Yilmaz, Mine Serin, Ebru Canda, Cenk Eraslan, Hande Tekin, Sema Kalkan Ucar, Sarenur Gokben, Hasan Tekgul, Gul Serdaroglu
Biotinidase deficiency is characterized by severe neurological manifestations as hypotonia, lethargy, ataxia, hearing loss, seizures and developmental retardation in its classical form. Late-onset biotinidase deficiency presents distinctly from the classical form such as limb weakness and vision problems. A 14-year-old boy presented with progressive vision loss and upper limb weakness. The patient was initiated steroid therapy with a preliminary diagnosis of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder due to the craniospinal imaging findings demonstrating optic nerve, brainstem and longitudinally extensive spinal cord involvement...
June 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274183/cervical-posture-analysis-in-dental-students-and-its-correlation-with-temporomandibular-disorder
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Mariana Barbosa Câmara-Souza, Olívia Maria Costa Figueredo, Paulo Raphael Leite Maia, Isabelle de Sousa Dantas, Gustavo Augusto Seabra Barbosa
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and craniocervical posture in the sagittal plane measured from lateral radiographs of the head. METHODS: The sample was comprised of 80 randomly selected students of dentistry at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. Research Diagnostic Criteria for TMD (RDC/TMD) was used to evaluate the signs and symptoms of TMD. Lateral radiographs of each individual were used to measure the position of the hyoid bone, the craniocervical angle, and the occiput-atlas distance...
March 8, 2017: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271297/dural-arteriovenous-fistula-manifesting-as-pontine-hemorrhage-at-the-craniocervical-junction
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Xuan Liu, Atsushi Ogata, Jun Masuoka, Kohei Inoue, Yukiko Nakahara, Shoko Shimokawa, Yukinori Takase, Yusuke Yakushiji, Hideo Hara, Tatsuya Abe
Craniocervical junction (CCJ) dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) manifesting as intracerebral hemorrhage is extremely rare. We report the first case of CCJ-DAVF manifesting as pontine hemorrhage. A 69-year-old male presented with a pontine hemorrhage manifesting as a sudden onset of right hemiparesis and dysarthria. Digital subtraction angiography revealed a CCJ-DAVF fed by the meningeal branches of the right vertebral artery. The patient underwent surgical ligation of the cerebral draining veins to prevent re-bleeding...
May 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
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