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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780939/sixth-cranial-nerve-palsy-and-ipsilateral-trigeminal-neuralgia-caused-by-vertebrobasilar-dolichoectasia
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Thong Pham, Jeffrey Wesolowski, Jonathan D Trobe
Purpose: To report an unusual case of vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia causing both trigeminal neuralgia and ipsilateral sixth cranial nerve palsy. Observations: A patient had undergone surgical decompression of trigeminal neuralgia caused by dolichoectatic vertebral and basilar arteries years before presenting with ipsilateral sixth nerve palsy. Brain MRI showed deviant vertebrobasilar arteries that presumably now compressed the sixth cranial nerve. The unaffected left sixth cranial nerve was visible on MRI, but the affected right sixth cranial nerve was not...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780226/cerebral-border-zone-infarction-an-etiological-study
#2
Tarek Mohammed El-Gammal, Wafik Said Bahnasy, Osama Abd Allah Ragab, Ayman Mohammed Al-Malt
Background: Border zone infarcts (BZI) are ischemic lesions at the junction between two main arterial territories which may be either cortical or internal BZI. Methods: This study was conducted on 76 cerebral BZI patients and 20 healthy control subjects. Patients were divided to group I included 26 internal BZI, group II included 19 cortical BZI and group III included 21 mixed internal/cortical BZI patients. Included subjects were submitted to neurological examination, laboratory investigations, ECG, echocardiogram, brain CT and/or MRI and extra and intracranial blood vessels imaging by duplex and CT angiography...
2018: Egypt J Neurol Psychiatr Neurosurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778611/traumatic-aorto-cisterna-chlyi-fistula-with-treatment-of-aortic-pseudoaneurysm-with-ct-guided-thrombin-injection
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Brian M Freeman, Benjamin C Powell, A Michael Devane, Allyson L Hale, Sagar S Gandhi
INTRODUCTION: Only 3 cases of aorto-cisterna chyli fistula have been described in the literature but none with a resulting pseudoaneurysm (PSA). CASE REPORT: A 68-year-old man presented following a motor vehicle collision. Imaging revealed a retroperitoneal hematoma with enhancement of the cisterna chyli, representing aortic to cisterna chyli fistula. Three days later CTA showed resolution of the fistula, but revealed a PSA. The patient underwent arteriography that confirmed the PSA, and then a CT-guided thrombin injection was performed...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775770/treatment-of-ruptured-vertebral-artery-dissection-and-abdominal-hemorrhage-associated-with-segmental-arterial-mediolysis-using-endovascular-coil-embolization-va-dissection-associated-with-sam
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Taiki Isaji, Tomotaka Ohshima, Sigeru Miyachi, Naoki Matsuo, Reo Kawaguchi, Masakazu Takayasu
BACKGROUND: Segmental arterial mediolysis is a rare disease characterized by idiopathic noninflammatory vasculopathy involving small to medium arteries. Here, we report a case of ruptured cerebral and abdominal aneurysms, which were successfully treated using emergency endovascular coil embolization. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 45-year-old male suffered subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by the rupture of the right vertebral artery dissecting aneurysm, which was treated using emergency endovascular coiling...
May 15, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775142/aspirin-for-primary-prevention-of-stroke-in-traumatic-cerebrovascular-injury-association-with-increased-risk-of-transfusion
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Russell L Griffin, Stephanie R Falatko, Stella Aslibekyan, Virginia Strickland, Mark R Harrigan
OBJECTIVE Blunt traumatic extracranial carotid or vertebral artery injury (i.e., traumatic cerebrovascular injury [TCVI]) occurs in 1%-2% of all blunt trauma admissions, carries a 10% risk of thromboembolic ischemic stroke, and accounts for up to 9600 strokes annually in the US. Screening CT angiograms (CTAs) of patients with trauma has become ubiquitous in recent years, and patients with initially asymptomatic TCVI are commonly treated with antiplatelet agents to prevent stroke. Prophylaxis with antiplatelets is thought to be safer than anticoagulation, which carries a significant risk of hemorrhage in patients with trauma...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772320/predictive-factors-of-silent-brain-infarcts-after-asymptomatic-carotid-endarteriectomy
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Rémy Pascot, Benjamin Parat, Yann Le Teurnier, Gilles Godet, Jean-Yves Gauvrit, Yann Gouëffic, Eric Steinmetz, Alain Cardon, Adrien Kaladji
BACKGROUND: The optimization of medical treatment regularly challenges the role of carotid surgery for asymptomatic patients. Current research seeks to determine which of these patients will benefit most from surgery. The goal of this study was to identify in a multi-center study, using MRI, the risk factors for postoperative silent cerebral ischemic lesions after carotid surgery for asymptomatic stenosis METHODS: The multicenter, retrospective study included patients with asymptomatic severe carotid stenosis suitable for surgical treatment and who did not have a history of cerebral ischemia...
May 14, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770500/variable-anatomic-configuration-of-the-posterior-spinal-arteries-in-humans
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Santiago Rojas, Marisa Ortega, Alfonso Rodríguez-Baeza
INTRODUCTION: Posterior spinal arteries (PSAs) arise from the vertebral (VA) or posterior inferior cerebellar (PICA) artery. We identified variations in their origins and their anastomosis with the first posterior radiculomedullary branches in human spinal cords. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Spinal cords from male and female cadavers (n = 30) were injected with colored latex through the vertebral, ascending cervical, costocervical trunk and segmental arteries. Specimens were fixed in formalin and the spinal arteries were dissected under a surgical microscope...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770267/role-of-noninvasive-imaging-of-cerebral-arterial-system-in-ischemic-stroke-comparison-of-transcranial-color-coded-doppler-sonography-with-magnetic-resonance-angiography
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Betty Simon, Sunithi Elizabeth Mani, Shyamkumar Nidugala Keshava, Mathew Alexander, Sanjith Aaron
Aim: To determine the accuracy of transcranial color-coded Doppler sonography (TCCS) in the evaluation of cerebral arterial system in patients with ischemic stroke attending a tertiary care hospital in South India. Objectives: (1) To describe the topographical distribution of atherosclerotic lesions in the cerebral circulation in patients presenting with ischemic stroke from the Indian subcontinent and (2) to determine the accuracy of TCCS for detection and quantification of intracranial stenoses in various segments of the intracerebral arterial system in comparison with magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)...
2018: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766928/parent-artery-sacrifice-for-ruptured-aneurysms-in-acute-and-chronic-phases-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Xianli Lv, Wei Li, Huijian Ge, Hengwei Jin, Hongwei He, Chuhan Jiang, Youxiang Li
Background: Experience with respect to parent vessel sacrifice (PVS) for unclippable/uncoilable ruptured aneurysms is limited. Objective: The aim of the present systematic review was to evaluate the risk of PVS for unclippable/uncoilable ruptured aneurysms. Materials and Methods: The PUBMED and SCIENCEDIRECT databases were searched using "parent vessel occlusion OR parent artery occlusion" AND "acute subarachnoid hemorrhage" till December 27, 2015, and 1 journal was searched from November 1995 to April 2016 for relevant results...
May 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765790/direct-posterior-bipolar-cervical-facet-radiofrequency-rhizotomy-a-simpler-and-safer-approach-to-denervate-the-facet-capsule
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Ovidiu Palea, Haroon M Andar, Ramon Lugo, Michelle Granville, Robert E Jacobson
Radiofrequency cervical rhizotomy has been shown to be effective for the relief of chronic neck pain, whether it be due to soft tissue injury, cervical spondylosis, or post-cervical spine surgery. The target and technique have traditionally been taught using an oblique approach to the anterior lateral capsule of the cervical facet joint. The goal is to position the electrode at the proximal location of the recurrent branch after it leaves the exiting nerve root and loops back to the cervical facet joint. The standard oblique approach to the recurrent nerve requires the testing of both motor and sensory components to verify the correct position and ensure safety so as to not damage the slightly more anterior nerve root...
March 14, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762925/association-between-myxomatous-mitral-valve-disease-and-skeletal-back-abnormalities
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Alireza Movahed, David Majdalany, Marc Gillinov, William Schiavone
BACKGROUND: Myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) is one of the most prevalent valvular heart diseases, while back pain, neck pain and upper-extremity numbness are some of the most common complaints in outpatient settings. Decreased thoracic kyphosis (straight back) is a known cause of hastening back or neck problems, radiculopathy, or even myelopathy. The study aim was to examine the relationship between MMVD, straight back, and the need for cervical fusion. METHODS: In this single-center retrospective study, patients who underwent mitral valve repair or replacement due to MMVD (cases) based on age, gender and body mass index (BMI), were matched with patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery and had no history of mitral valve disease (controls)...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758373/ruptured-vertebral-artery-dissecting-aneurysm-as-a-risk-factor-for-ocular-symptoms-accompanied-with-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Yosuke Moteki, Yasunari Niimi, Yoshikazu Okada, Takakazu Kawamata
OBJECTIVE: Although ruptured vertebral artery dissecting aneurysms (VADAs) are often associated with ocular symptoms, such as abducent nerve palsy and Terson's syndrome (TS), their frequency and risk factors in comparison with those associated with ruptured aneurysms in other locations have not been reported. METHODS: A total of 343 patients with non-traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage were treated in our hospital from April 2002 to May 2016, among which 35 (10.2%) had VADA as the origin of hemorrhage...
May 11, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758322/endovascular-repair-of-an-inadvertent-right-vertebral-artery-rupture-during-dialysis-catheter-insertion
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Kalliopi-Maria Tasopoulou, Christos Argyriou, Michael Mantatzis, Konstantia Kantartzi, Ploumis Passadakis, George S Georgiadis
Central venous (CV) catheterization is not only an invaluable diagnostic modality but also an essential therapeutic tool for the treating physician, enabling rapid and reliable intravenous administration of drugs and fluids, providing venous access to patients undergoing long-term continuous or repeated intravenous treatment such as chemotherapy or it can be used for haemodialysis in patients suffering from acute or chronic renal disease. On the other hand, CV catheterization can lead to a wide range of life-threatening complications for the patient especially if left untreated or become late-diagnosed...
May 11, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757452/prevalence-of-anomalously-originating-occipital-artery-in-a-group-of-turkish-individuals-a-retrospective-study-using-angiography
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Nese Keser, Osman Kula, Merih Is, Ismail Yardimcioglu
AIM: Although it is well known that the occipital artery (OA) originates from the external carotid artery (ECA), the incidence of variations remains unknown. In our study, we investigated the prevalence of anomalously originating OA using angiography in a group of Turkish individuals. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The images recorded in the picture archiving and communication system for a total of 114 patients, in which the whole vertebral artery, as well as the ECA and its branches, were visualized, were retrospectively reviewed...
April 26, 2018: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755236/posterior-identification-and-exposure-of-the-v3-segment-of-the-vertebral-artery
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Ali Nourbakhsh, Nicholas W Wiegers, Francis H Shen
Objective: The purpose of this study was to define the anatomy of the V3 segment of the vertebral artery (VA) from the posterior approach. Methods: Ten formalin-fixed cadavers were carefully dissected bilaterally using landmark features to identify and safely expose the VA from the posterior. Measurements regarding morphometric characteristics of landmark features and feasible resection quantifications were obtained and analyzed. The C2 pars was resected completely in all cadavers, averaging 15...
January 2018: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755101/-outcome-of-surgical-treatment-of-locally-advanced-lung-cancer-after-induction-chemoradiotherapy
#16
Masayuki Tanahashi, Haruhiro Yukiue, Eriko Suzuki, Naoko Yoshii, Shinsuke Kitazawa, Yasunori Kaminuma, Hiroshi Niwa
OBJECTIVE: The outcome of surgical treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer after induction chemoradiotherapy was investigated. SUBJECTS: The subjects were 74 patients with non-small-cell lung cancer who received induction chemoradiotherapy( ICRT) between 1998 and 2016. ICRT was administered to pT3 lung cancer invading the chest wall(20 patients), pT4 lung cancer invading the adjacent organ(22 patients), and cN2 lung cancer(32 patients). cN2 was confirmed by mediastinoscopy(13 patients) and endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration(EBUS-TBNA)(19 patients)...
April 2018: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753902/bilateral-upper-cerebellar-hemorrhage-due-to-pial-arteriovenous-fistula-and-its-pathophysiological-insight
#17
Yosuke Akamatsu, Toshiaki Hayashi, Kenichi Sato, Hiroshi Karibe, Motonobu Kameyama, Teiji Tominaga
OBJECTIVES: Bilateral upper cerebellar hemorrhage is extremely rare clinical entity, but relatively known as postoperative neurosurgical complication with as yet unknown etiology. Here, we report a case of bilateral upper cerebellar hemorrhage due to pial arteriovenous fistula and discussed possible pathophysiology of this bleeding pattern. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 4-year-old boy, who was previously healthy, presented with a sudden onset of headache, vomiting, and gait instability...
May 10, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744255/brain-stem-ischemic-stroke-associated-with-anaphylaxis
#18
Luis A Robles, Antonio F Matilla
Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that may have different manifestations including hypotension. It is reported that vertebral artery hypoplasia (VAH) may be present in up to 20% of the general population. Previous studies have demonstrated that patients with VAH have a higher risk of developing an ischemic stroke in the area supplied by this hypoplastic artery. This paper describes the case of a patient with preexistent VAH who presented with lateral medullary syndrome associated with a hypotensive episode secondary to anaphylaxis...
March 8, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740736/a-rare-case-of-life-threatening-traumatic-carotid-artery-dissection-in-a-child
#19
Fulya Kamit Can, Soysal Turhan, Ayse Berna Anil, Kadir Burhan Karadem, Onur Aras Isik
Penetrating injuries of the carotid and vertebral arteries are rare, but life-threatening conditions. There are still challenges in the first intervention management and patient treatment. Deciding which methods to apply in the first intervention, whether to perform imaging, and the preferred appropriate treatment for the patient (open surgery or endovascular intervention) plays a main role in the patient's survival without neurological deficit. The general management of trauma in penetrating neck injuries and the knowledge of special approaches to carotid artery injury are important for pediatric trauma centers...
May 8, 2018: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740507/major-risks-and-complications-of-cervical-epidural-steroid-injections-an-updated-review
#20
REVIEW
Nancy E Epstein
Background: Too many patients, with or without significant cervical disease, unnecessarily undergo cervical epidural steroid injections (CESIs). These include interlaminar (ICESI) and transforaminal ESI (TF-CESI) injections that are not Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved, have no documented long-term efficacy, and carry severe risks and complications. Methods: Here we reviewed recent reports of morbidity and mortality attributed to the various types of CESIS...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
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