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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534125/salivary-glands-abnormalities-in-oculo-auriculo-vertebral-spectrum
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Davide Brotto, Renzo Manara, Stefania Vio, Sara Ghiselli, Elena Cantone, Rodica Mardari, Irene Toldo, Valentina Stritoni, Alessandro Castiglione, Elisa Lovo, Patrizia Trevisi, Roberto Bovo, Alessandro Martini
BACKGROUND: Feeding and swallowing impairment are present in up to 80% of oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum (OAVS) patients. Salivary gland abnormalities have been reported in OAVS patients but their rate, features, and relationship with phenotype severity have yet to be defined. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Parotid and submandibular salivary gland hypo/aplasia was evaluated on head MRI of 25 OAVS patients (16 with severe phenotype, Goldenhar syndrome) and 11 controls...
May 22, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533943/etiology-and-treatment-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Hernando Rafael, Juan Oscar David, Antonio Santiago Vilca
BACKGROUND: To date all researchers conclude that the etiology of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is not known. On the contrary, since August 2009, we believe that disease is of ischemic origin in the anterior surface of the medulla oblongata. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We present our surgical experience into 45 patients with ALS (bulbar form in 36 cases and spinal form in 9). Preoperative MRI scans revealed microinfarcts in the medulla oblongata and/or cervical cord...
2017: American Journal of Neurodegenerative Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529276/association-between-the-risk-of-falls-and-osteoporotic-fractures-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Maki Yokomoto-Umakoshi, Ippei Kanazawa, Shiori Kondo, Toshitsugu Sugimoto
Diabetes mellitus is associated with an increased risk of falls, which increases the incidence of osteoporotic fractures and accordingly decreases quality of life. However, the association between fall risk and diabetic complications is not completely understood. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the association between fall risk and osteoporotic fractures in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We enrolled 194 Japanese patients with T2DM and assessed their fall risk using a brief interview form that included five items covering physical and social aspects of functioning and environmental factors...
May 19, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528478/the-diagnosis-and-management-of-a-vertebral-artery-loop-causing-cervical-radiculopathy
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L Wood, M Czyz, S Forster, Bronek M Boszczyk
BACKGROUND: Cervical radiculopathies are rarely caused by vertebral artery loop formation, which is estimated to be present in less than 3% of patients. It is uncertain what causes the loop formation: some propose an association with spondylotic changes or trauma, whilst others suggest hypertension and atherosclerosis may be responsible. CASE REPORT 1: A 35-year-old male patient presented with signs and symptoms of cervical radiculopathy that was not improved with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery performed 2 years beforehand...
May 20, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526034/differential-darc-ackr1-expression-distinguishes-venular-from-non-venular-endothelial-cells-in-murine-tissues
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Aude Thiriot, Carolina Perdomo, Guiying Cheng, Igor Novitzky-Basso, Sara McArdle, Jamie K Kishimoto, Olga Barreiro, Irina Mazo, Robinson Triboulet, Klaus Ley, Antal Rot, Ulrich H von Andrian
BACKGROUND: Intravascular leukocyte recruitment in most vertebrate tissues is restricted to postcapillary and collecting venules, whereas capillaries and arterioles usually support little or no leukocyte adhesion. This segmental restriction is thought to be mediated by endothelial, rather than hemodynamic, differences. The underlying mechanisms are largely unknown, in part because effective tools to distinguish, isolate, and analyze venular endothelial cells (V-ECs) and non-venular endothelial cells (NV-ECs) have been unavailable...
May 19, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525613/cross-wise-counter-clipping-of-a-dolichoectatic-left-vertebral-artery-aneurysm-3-dimensional-operative-video
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Arnau Benet, Dylan Griswold, Halima Tabani, Roberto Rodriguez Rubio, Sonia Yousef, Ali Tayebi Meybodi, Michael T Lawton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525494/optimal-entry-point-and-trajectory-for-anterior-c1-lateral-mass-screw
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Yong Hu, Wei-Xin Dong, William Ryan Spiker, Zhen-Shan Yuan, Xiao-Yang Sun, Jiao Zhang, Hui Xie, Todd J Albert
STUDY DESIGN: A radiographic analysis of the anatomy of the C1 lateral mass using computed tomography (CT) scans and Mimics software. OBJECTIVE: To define the anatomy of the C1 lateral mass and make recommendations for optimal entry point and trajectory for anterior C1 lateral mass screws. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Although various posterior insertion angles and entry points for screw insertion have been proposed for posterior C1 lateral mass screws, no large series have been performed to assess the ideal entry point and optimal trajectory for anterior C1 lateral mass screw placement...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525480/a-new-entrance-technique-for-c2-pedicle-screw-placement-and-the-use-in-patients-with-atlantoaxial-instability
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Jia-Ming Liu, Jian Jiang, Zhi-Li Liu, Xin-Hua Long, Wen-Zhao Chen, Yang Zhou, Song Gao, Lai-Chang He, Shan-Hu Huang
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study and a technique note. OBJECTIVES: To introduce a new entrance technique for C2 pedicle screw placement and to measure the related linear and angular parameters about the entrance point on computed tomography (CT) images. The safety of this technique for patients with atlantoaxial instability was also evaluated. BACKGROUND DATA: Although earlier studies have introduced different methods for C2 pedicle screw placement, the entry points and the angular parameters may be variable...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525479/outcome-of-bilateral-c1-laminar-hooks-combined-with-c2-pedicle-screw-fixation-for-the-treatment-of-c1-c2-instability-a-report-of-18-cases-from-a-single-chinese-center
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Lifeng Lao, Guibin Zhong, Qianyi Li, Xinfeng Li, Bin Chen, Lie Qian, Zude Liu
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective technical report. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of bilateral C1 laminar hooks combined with C2 pedicle screw fixation for the treatment of C1-C2 instability. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Various posterior atlantoaxial fixations for C1-C2 instability have been developed. However, due to anatomic anomalies of the vertebral artery, the smallness of the pedicle, trajectories of broken screws, or a lack of surgical experience, a simple atlantoaxial fixation technique with good safety and effectiveness is urgently needed...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525467/analysis-of-cervical-angiograms-in-cervical-spine-trauma-patients-does-it-make-a-difference
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Tina Dreger, Howard Place, Theresa Mattingly, Christine Piper, Jennifer Brechbuehler
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate computed tomography angiogram (CTA) use for diagnosing blunt vertebral artery injury (BVAI) at a single institution, to assess the incidence of BVAI in the studied population, and determine if diagnosis affected care. We also wanted to evaluate if testing and treatment resulted in complications. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: BVAI is an example of a previously underdiagnosed injury. Ease of CTA has simplified vertebral artery evaluation...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
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/28521347/sequential-extradural-release-of-the-v3-vertebral-artery-to-facilitate-intradural-v4-vertebral-artery-reanastomosis-feasibility-of-a-novel-revascularization-technique
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Ali Tayebi Meybodi, Michael T Lawton, Arnau Benet
BACKGROUND: Revascularization of the intradural vertebral artery (VA) usually involves V3-V4 bypass using an interposition graft. The interposition of a graft increases surgical time, adds risks, and requires 2 suture lines. OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of an excision-reanastomosis of V4 by sequentially releasing V3. METHODS: Twenty specimens were prepared for surgical simulation of a far-lateral approach. The third and fourth segments of the VA were exposed through the far-lateral approach bilaterally...
June 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514499/surface-anatomy-of-major-anatomical-landmarks-of-the-neck-in-an-adult-population-a-ct-evaluation-of-vertebral-level
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Masroor Badshah, Roger Soames, Muhammad Ibrahim Marwat, Muhammad Jaffar Khan, Adnan Khan
Introduction To compare the projectional surface anatomy of healthy individuals in an adult population with those with a thyroid mass, using computed tomography (CT). Methods Sixteen slice CT images of 101 individuals were analyzed using a 32-bit Radiant DICOM viewer to establish the relationships among major anatomical landmarks in the neck and their vertebral levels. The structures investigated included: hard palate (HP), hyoid bone (HB) including body and lesser horns, soft palate (SP), thyroid gland (TG) (both superior and inferior poles), thyroid gland anteroposterior (APD) and superoinferior (SID) diameters, thyroid isthmus (TI) superoinferior dimension, epiglottis, vertebral arteries (right and left), and both right and left parotid glands (superior and inferior extents)...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512617/vertebral-artery-injury-in-c2-3-epidural-schwannoma-resection-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Su Bum Lee, Chae Hong Rhim, Sung Woo Roh, Sang Ryong Jeon, Seung Chul Rhim
The incidence of vertebral artery (VA) injury (VAI) in posterior approach tumor resection surgery is extremely rare, but it can lead to serious complication. In this case, a 57-year-old man underwent surgery for resection of the tumor involving left epidural space and neural foramen at C2-3 level. Iatrogenic VAI occurred suddenly during tumor resection procedure using pituitary forceps. Immediate local hemostasis and maintaining of perfusion for reducing the risk of posterior circulation ischemia were performed...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512615/delayed-infarction-of-medullar-and-cerebellum-3-months-after-vertebral-artery-injury-with-c1-2-fracture-case-report
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Yunsuk Her, Suk Hyung Kang, Ilhom Abdullaev, Noah Kim
The clinical manifestations of vertebral artery (VA) injury (VAI) after cervical trauma range from asymptomatic to fatal cerebral infarction. Thrombotic occlusion and embolization to the distal arteries can cause cerebellar and brain stem infarction within days after trauma. We report a 64-year-old man who underwent arthrodesis surgery for C1 and C2 fractures. He had left VAI at the C2 transverse foramen site but was asymptomatic. The patient experiences brainstem and cerebellar infarction 3 months after injury to the VA, and we are here to discuss the treatment of VAI after cervical trauma...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509611/efficacy-of-high-resolution-cone-beam-ct-in-the-evaluation-of-perforators-in-vertebral-artery-dissection
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Kenji Shimada, Michihiro Tanaka, Keisuke Kadooka, Hiromu Hadeishi
Introduction A major complication of internal coil trapping for vertebral artery dissection (VAD) is medullary infarction associated with perforator occlusion. Currently, higher spatial resolution imaging can be obtained with high-resolution cone-beam computed tomography (VASO CT), and the efficacy of perforator visualization adjacent to VAD was examined. Methods Eight patients who underwent internal coil trapping or stent-supported coil embolization underwent VASO CT to evaluate perforators around VAD. Visualization of perforators was compared with conventional digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and three-dimensional rotational angiography (3D-RA)...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509423/analysis-of-the-relationship-between-the-double-transverse-foramen-and-the-possibility-of-developing-clinical-symptoms-after-whiplash
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Juan A Sanchis-Gimeno, Marcelino Perez-Bermejo, Luis Rios, Susanna Llido, Markus Bastir, Esther Blanco-Perez, Federico Mata-Escolano
INTRODUCTION: Currently there is no information about the possibility of developing clinical symptoms after whiplash in double transverse foramen subjects. Our aim was to test whether subjects with double transverse foramen have an increased risk of presenting with acute headache, dizziness, vertebral artery dissection, and vomiting after whiplash. METHODS: We recorded the absence/presence of double transverse foramen, and the absence/presence of neck pain, acute headache, dizziness, vertebral artery dissection, and vomiting in 85 patients who had suffered whiplash injuries in car rear-end impacts in road traffic accidents...
May 16, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508239/double-crush-syndrome-caused-by-cervical-spondylosis-and-vertebral-artery-loop
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Young Joon Rho, Woo Jin Choe
PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to report a successful treatment experience in a rare case of simultaneous cervical nerve root compression by spondylotic cervical foraminal stenosis and a vertebral artery loop. METHODS: 51-year-old man presented with a 4-year history of left-sided cervical pain radiating to the left shoulder with progressive exacerbation of weakness on left shoulder girdle muscles for 7 months. The patient had no history of trauma. The patient's CT and MRI revealed impingement of the left C6 cervical nerve root by a tortuous vertebral artery loop and also by narrowed left C5-6 cervical foramen that had undergone spondylotic changes...
May 15, 2017: European Spine Journal
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/28505959/the-application-of-a-pre-positioned-upper-cervical-traction-mobilization-to-patients-with-painful-active-cervical-rotation-impairment-a-case-series
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Douglas S Creighton, Doug Marsh, Mark Gruca, Melissa Walter
BACKGROUND: Cervical mobilization and manipulation have been shown to improve cervical range of motion and pain. Cervical rotatory thrust manipulation has been associated with adverse patient reaction and damage to the V3 segment of the vertebral artery (VA). OBJECTIVE: To document and describe the effects of an upper cervical (UC) traction based mobilization on participants with restricted and painful cervical rotation and to document if the mobilization changed blood flow velocity through the vertebral artery...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
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