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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676691/defining-the-lateral-limits-of-the-endoscopic-endonasal-transtuberculum-transplanum-approach-anatomical-study-with-pertinent-quantitative-analysis
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Alberto Di Somma, Jorge Torales, Luigi Maria Cavallo, Jose Pineda, Domenico Solari, Rosa Maria Gerardi, Federico Frio, Joaquim Enseñat, Alberto Prats-Galino, Paolo Cappabianca
OBJECTIVE The extended endoscopic endonasal transtuberculum transplanum approach is currently used for the surgical treatment of selected midline anterior skull base lesions. Nevertheless, the possibility of accessing the lateral aspects of the planum sphenoidale could represent a limitation for such an approach. To the authors' knowledge, a clear definition of the eventual anatomical boundaries has not been delineated. Hence, the present study aimed to detail and quantify the maximum amount of bone removal over the planum sphenoidale required via the endonasal pathway to achieve the most lateral extension of such a corridor and to evaluate the relative surgical freedom...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675634/investigation-of-circle-of-willis-variants-and-hemodynamic-parameters-in-twins-using-transcranial-color-coded-doppler-sonography
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Bianka Forgó, Ádám Domonkos Tárnoki, Dávid László Tárnoki, Levente Littvay, Corrado Fagnani, Maria Antonietta Stazi, Giorgio Meneghetti, Emanuela Medda, Filippo Farina, Claudio Baracchini
Morphological and hemodynamic variations of the circle of Willis (CW) may have an important impact on cerebrovascular events. However, the environmental and genetic influence remains unclear. For this reason we studied the variations and hemodynamic parameters of the CW in twins using transcranial color-coded sonography (TCCS). Sixty-four twins, 19 monozygotic (MZ) and 13 dizygotic (DZ) pairs from the Italian Twin Registry (average age 45.0 ± 13.7 years) underwent TCCS and risk factor assessment. We examined CW morphology and recorded peak systolic velocity (PSV), end-diastolic velocity (EDV) and pulsatility index (PI)...
April 19, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670392/cerebral-blood-flow-velocity-in-migraine-and-chronic-tension-type-headache-patients
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S Karacay Ozkalayci, B Nazliel, H Z Batur Caglayan, C Irkec
Introduction: The present study seeks to use transcranial Doppler ultrasound to evaluate cerebral blood flow velocities in anterior and posterior circulation arteries, during an attack-free episode in migraine patients, with and without aura, as well as in chronic tension-type headache patients who were not receiving prophylactic medication. Methods: A total of 50 patients (35 female, 15 male) were evaluated during a headache-free episode: 30 migraine patients without aura (mean age: 32±8 years), 10 migraine patients with aura (mean age: 34±4 years), and 10 patients with chronic tension-type headache (mean age: 34±5 years)...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668477/clinical-significance-of-the-cerebral-perforating-arteries
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Vaso Antunović, Aleksandar Mirčić, Slobodan Marinković, Luciano Brigante, Miloš Mališ, Biljana Georgievski, Miljana Aksić
There is scarce data in the contemporary literature regarding the correlation of the microanatomy of the perforating arteries, their atherosclerosis, and the ischemia in their territory. In order to examine, at least partially, those parameters, the perforating arteries of 12 brains were microdissected or their vascular casts were obtained. In addition, 30 specimens of the perforators were used for a histological and immunohistochemical study. Finally, radiological images of 14 patients with deep cerebral infarcts were examined following a selection among 62 subjects...
December 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665308/calcified-cerebral-emboli-incidence-and-implications
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Miguel Bardon, Julian Hanson, Bill O'Brien, Adil Naeem
INTRODUCTION: Calcified cerebral emboli are an increasingly recognized cause of ischaemic stroke, although recognition amongst general radiologists and clinicians can be limited. Recent literature suggests that calcified cerebral emboli are likely more common than originally thought. This study aims to define the prevalence of calcified cerebral emboli as the most likely aetiology within a cohort of confirmed cases of acute stroke, as well as compare and contrast these cases with cases of 'incidental' intracranial calcification...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660362/variability-in-cerebral-blood-flow-velocity-at-rest-and-during-mental-stress-in-healthy-individuals-associations-with-cardiovascular-parameters-and-cognitive-performance
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Casandra I Montoro, Stefan Duschek, Gustavo A Reyes Del Paso
This study analyzed variability in cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV) and possible underlying physiological mechanisms during rest and a mental arithmetic task. Blood flow velocities were bilaterally recorded by transcranial Doppler sonography in the anterior and middle cerebral arteries of 43 participants. Electrocardiography, continuous blood pressure (BP) and respiratory recordings were additionally obtained. Fast Fourier transformation revealed a spectral profile with two main components in CBFV, one in the very low frequency (VLF, 0...
April 13, 2018: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660051/resection-of-right-frontal-arteriovenous-malformation-3-dimensional-operative-video
#7
William T Couldwell
The video demonstrates resection of a Grade II Spetzler-Martin unruptured, medium-sized arteriovenous malformation (AVM). A young woman presented with headaches and seizures. The right frontal lesion measured 4.5 cm in largest dimension and had superficial venous drainage. Partial Onyx embolization, primarily of the anterior cerebral feeding arteries, was performed. Bone removal for exposure allowed identification of indentation from the large superficial draining vein. The video demonstrates careful microsurgical dissection on the AVM/brain interface, with selective interruption of feeding arteries circumferentially...
April 11, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656628/cerebral-thromboembolic-events-during-anterior-cervical-spine-surgery-retrospective-case-series-study-with-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-follow-up-in-the-immediate-postoperative-period
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Seok-Won Chung, Min-Soo Kang, Sang-Ho Lee, Shin-Young Lee, Yong-Hwan Shin, Chan-Hong Park
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the efficacy of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) in detecting perioperative cerebral thromboembolic events after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). METHODS: This retrospective case series included 51 consecutive patients that underwent ACDF. To assess baseline presence of plaque or stenosis, all patients were assessed for risk factors of cerebrovascular events and underwent carotid ultrasound preoperatively and cerebral DW-MRI was performed in all patients postoperatively, with areas of high signal intensity interpreted as a cerebral thromboembolic event...
March 2018: Neurospine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653272/evaluation-of-microsurgery-for-managing-giant-or-complex-cerebral-aneurysms-a-retrospective-study
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Nakao Ota, Hidetoshi Matsukawa, Kosumo Noda, Hirotaka Sato, Yuto Hatano, Atsumu Hashimoto, Takanori Miyazaki, Tomomasa Kondo, Yu Kinoshita, Norihiro Saito, Hiroyasu Kamiyama, Sadahisa Tokuda, Kyousuke Kamada, Rokuya Tanikawa
OBJECTS: Surgical or endovascular treatment for giant or complex aneurysms is challenging. To evaluate clinical outcomes and factors affecting the prognosis of giant or complex aneurysms, and to better establish the role of microsurgery in the management strategy. METHODS: One hundred fifty-nine patients with surgically treated complex aneurysms were included. Thirty-two (20.1%) patients had giant aneurysms (≥25 mm); 57 (35.8%) had large aneurysms (≥15 mm). Poor outcome was defined as modified Rankin scale scores 3-6...
April 10, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651563/predictors-of-decompressive-hemicraniectomy-in-malignant-middle-cerebral-artery-stroke
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Saadat Kamran, Abdul Salam, Naveed Akhtar, Atlantic D'soza, Ashfaq Shuaib
Identification of factors in malignant middle cerebral artery (MMCA) stroke patients that may be useful in selecting patients for DHC. This study was a retrospective multicenter study of patients referred for DHC based on the criteria of the randomized control trials of DHC in MMCA stroke. Demographic, clinical, and radiology data were analyzed. Patients who underwent DHC were compared to those who survived without surgery. Two hundred three patients with MMCA strokes were identified: 137 underwent DHC, 47 survived without DHC, and 19 refused surgery and died...
April 12, 2018: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650782/treatment-of-distal-anterior-cerebral-artery-aneurysms-with-flow-diverter-stents-a-single-center-experience
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F Cagnazzo, M Cappucci, C Dargazanli, P-H Lefevre, G Gascou, C Riquelme, A Bonafe, V Costalat
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Flow diversion for aneurysms beyond the circle of Willis is still debated. Our aim was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of flow diversion treatment of distal anterior cerebral artery aneurysms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients with distal anterior cerebral artery aneurysms treated from January 2014 to October 2017 were evaluated retrospectively with prospectively maintained data. Treatment was performed only for unruptured or recanalized aneurysms after coiling...
April 12, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650781/anatomic-and-angiographic-analyses-of-ophthalmic-artery-collaterals-in-moyamoya-disease
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T Robert, G Cicciò, P Sylvestre, A Chiappini, A G Weil, S Smajda, C Chaalala, R Blanc, M Reinert, M Piotin, M W Bojanowski
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Moyamoya disease is a progressive neurovascular pathology defined by steno-occlusive disease of the distal internal carotid artery and associated with the development of compensatory vascular collaterals. The etiology and exact anatomy of vascular collaterals have not been extensively studied. The aim of this study was to describe the anatomy of collaterals developed between the ophthalmic artery and the anterior cerebral artery in a Moyamoya population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients treated for Moyamoya disease from 2004 to 2016 in 4 neurosurgical centers with available cerebral digital subtraction angiography were included...
April 12, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629234/a-difficult-to-treat-acom-aneurysm-with-the-combined-vascular-anomaly-of-acom-fenestration-and-accessory-anterior-cerebral-artery
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Hideyuki Tomita, Katsuya Saito
Background: Vascular anomaly and aneurysmal formation of an anterior communicating artery (Acom) complex has often been reported. Because of such a complicated relationship between the vascular structure and aneurysms, Acom aneurysm is one of the most difficult aneurysms to treat among other common anterior circulation aneurysms. We experienced an extremely rare and difficult-to-treat case of ruptured Acom aneurysm with the combined vascular anomaly of the Acom fenestration and an accessory anterior cerebral artery (ACA)...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628950/safety-assessment-of-endovascular-treatment-of-cerebral-aneurysms-in-patients-with-fibromuscular-dysplasia
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Matthew T Bender, Christopher Hurtado, Bowen Jiang, Jessica K Campos, Judy Huang, Rafael J Tamargo, Li-Mei Lin, Alexander L Coon, Geoffrey P Colby
Background: The prevalence of cerebral aneurysms is increased in fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD). The presence of FMD may serve as discouragement to elective endovascular aneurysm treatment. Outcomes of endovascular intervention for aneurysms through vessels affected by FMD have not been reported. Methods: A prospectively maintained database of patients undergoing intracranial embolization was reviewed for patients with FMD who underwent endovascular aneurysm treatment...
February 2018: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628945/balloon-assisted-cannulation-for-difficult-anterior-cerebral-artery-access
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Varun Naragum, Mohamad AbdalKader, Thanh N Nguyen, Alexander Norbash
The anterior communicating artery is a common location for intracranial aneurysms. Compared to surgical clipping, endovascular coiling has been shown to improve outcomes for patients with ruptured aneurysms and we have seen a paradigm shift favoring this technique for treating aneurysms. Access to the anterior cerebral artery can be challenging, especially in patients with tortuous anatomy or subarachnoid hemorrhage or in patients presenting with vasospasm. We present a technique for cannulating the anterior cerebral artery using a balloon inflated in the proximal middle cerebral artery as a rebound surface...
February 2018: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628943/provocative-testing-prior-to-anterior-cerebral-artery-fusiform-aneurysm-embolization
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Pouria Moshayedi, Dan-Victor Giurgiutiu, Andrew F Ducruet, Brian T Jankowitz, Ashutosh P Jadhav
We report 2 cases of parent artery occlusion (PAO) for anterior cerebral artery (ACA) fusiform aneurysm embolization after superselective provocative testing was performed to confirm distal territory viability. The first case involves a patient in the second decade of life who presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage and underwent PAO after a balloon test occlusion in the distal ACA revealed no neurophysiology changes. The second case involves another patient in the forth decade of life who presented with an enlarging pseudoaneurysm and underwent PAO after a sodium amobarbital infusion in the distal ACA revealed no clinical change...
February 2018: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628942/clinical-and-angiographic-outcomes-with-the-combined-local-aspiration-and-retriever-in-the-north-american-solitaire-stent-retriever-acute-stroke-nasa-registry
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Tim W Malisch, Osama O Zaidat, Alicia C Castonguay, Franklin A Marden, Rishi Gupta, Chung-Huan J Sun, Coleman O Martin, William E Holloway, Nils Mueller-Kronast, Joey English, Italo Linfante, Guilherme Dabus, Hormozd Bozorgchami, Andrew Xavier, Ansaar T Rai, Michael Froehler, Aamir Badruddin, Thanh N Nguyen, M Asif Taqi, Michael G Abraham, Vallabh Janardhan, Hashem Shaltoni, Robin Novakovic, Albert J Yoo, Alex Abou-Chebl, Peng Roc Chen, Gavin W Britz, Ritesh Kaushal, Ashish Nanda, Raul G Nogueira
Background: Various techniques are used to enhance the results of mechanical thrombectomy with stent-retrievers, including proximal arrest with balloon guide catheter (BGC), conventional large bore proximal catheter (CGC), or in combination with local aspiration through a large-bore catheter positioned at the clot interface (Aspiration-Retriever Technique for Stroke [ARTS]). We evaluated the impact of ARTS in the North American Solitaire Acute Stroke (NASA) registry. Summary: Data on the use of the aspiration technique were available for 285 anterior circulation patients, of which 29 underwent ARTS technique, 131 CGC, and 125 BGC...
February 2018: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627025/cerebrovascular-imaging-of-cerebral-ischemia-in-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection
#18
Soichiro Matsubara, Masatoshi Koga, Tomoyuki Ohara, Yasuyuki Iguchi, Kenji Minatoya, Yoshio Tahara, Tetsuya Fukuda, Yuichi Miyazaki, Katsufumi Kajimoto, Yuki Sakamoto, Naoki Makita, Naoki Tokuda, Kazuyuki Nagatsuka, Yukio Ando, Kazunori Toyoda
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stanford type A aortic dissection (AAD) sometimes causes acute ischemic stroke (AIS) or transient ischemic attack (TIA). There is little understanding of cerebrovascular imaging of AIS or TIA in patients with AAD. METHODS: Consecutive AIS/TIA patients with AAD who were admitted within 4.5 h of onset were reviewed. We compared findings of MRI/MRA between these and consecutive AIS/TIA patients without AAD within 4.5 h of onset. RESULTS: Seventeen AAD and 249 non-AAD patients were identified...
May 15, 2018: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624146/posterior-cerebral-artery-stenosis-and-posterior-circulation-revascularization-surgery-in-pediatric-patients-with-moyamoya-disease
#19
Tomomi Kimiwada, Toshiaki Hayashi, Reizo Shirane, Teiji Tominaga
OBJECTIVE Some pediatric patients with moyamoya disease (MMD) present with posterior cerebral artery (PCA) stenosis before and after anterior circulation revascularization surgery and require posterior circulation revascularization surgery. This study evaluated the factors associated with PCA stenosis and assessed the efficacy of posterior circulation revascularization surgery, including occipital artery (OA)-PCA bypass, in pediatric patients with MMD. METHODS The presence of PCA stenosis before and after anterior circulation revascularization surgery and its clinical characteristics were investigated in 62 pediatric patients (< 16 years of age) with MMD...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623930/-in-vivo-observation-of-cerebral-microcirculation-after-experimental-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-mice
#20
Xiao-Mei Yang, Xu-Hao Chen, Jian-Fei Lu, Chang-Man Zhou, Jing-Yan Han, Chun-Hua Chen
Acute brain injury caused by subarachnoid hemorrhage is the major cause of poor prognosis. The pathology of subarachnoid hemorrhage likely involves major morphological changes in the microcirculation. However, previous studies primarily used fixed tissue or delayed injury models. Therefore, in the present study, we used in vivo imaging to observe the dynamic changes in cerebral microcirculation after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Subarachnoid hemorrhage was induced by perforation of the bifurcation of the middle cerebral and anterior cerebral arteries in male C57/BL6 mice...
March 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
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