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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146727/primary-intraventricular-haemorrhage-due-to-rupture-of-giant-varix-of-the-basal-vein-of-rosenthal-in-a-patient-with-long-standing-direct-ccf-angiographic-features-and-treatment-considerations
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Chinmay P Nagesh, Aneesh Mohimen, Santhosh K Kannath, Jayadevan E Rajan
Direct carotid cavernous fistulae (CCF) are often detected early and treated promptly resulting in a paucity of literature regarding its long-term evolution. We present a case of high flow post-traumatic direct CCF that was neglected for over 6 years and presented with a rare manifestation of primary intraventricular haemorrhage. Occlusions of the primary venous outlets likely resulted in engorgement of the deep venous system. The segmental anatomy of the shunting basal vein is critical to the clinical presentation and may range from basal ganglia or brainstem oedema/infarctions to uniquely, as in our case, isolated intraventricular haemorrhage secondary to variceal rupture...
November 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137102/lateral-medullary-infarction-with-similar-features-of-brown-sequard-syndrome-caused-by-vertebrobasilar-dysplasia-and-klippel-feil-syndrome-a-case-report
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Jingzhe Han, Duanhua Cao, Guomei Ma, Tingting Wang, Ye Ji, Zhilei Kang
RATIONALE: Patients with Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) are always anomaly associated with vertebrobasilar dysplasia. That may present commonly as infarction of brainstem, medulla, and cerebellum. In this article, we reported a rare case of lateral medullary infarction (LMI) with similar features of Brown Sequard syndrome caused by vertebrobasilar dysplasia and KFS, and the 2 rare conditions that are causally related. The case is being reported because of its unusual and rare presentation...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081427/clinical-and-video-head-impulse-test-in-the-diagnosis-of-posterior-circulation-stroke-presenting-as-acute-vestibular-syndrome-in%C3%A2-the-emergency-department
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Ayse Guler, Funda Karbek Akarca, Cenk Eraslan, Ceyda Tarhan, Cem Bilgen, Tayfun Kirazli, Nese Celebisoy
INTRODUCTION: Head impulse test (HIT) is the critical bedside examination which differentiates vestibular neuritis (VN) from posterior circulation stroke (PCS) in acute vestibular syndrome (AVS). Video-oculography based HIT (vHIT) may have aadditional strength in making the differentiation. METHODS: Patients admitted to the emergency department of a tertiary-care medical center with AVS were studied. An emergency specialist and a neurologist performed HIT. vHIT was conducted by an neuro-otology research fellow...
2017: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium & Orientation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062233/sporadic-hyperekplexia-due-to-self-limiting-brainstem-encephalopathy
#4
Dilek Yilmaz, Bülent Cengiz
Hyperekplexia is a rare movement disorder characterized by pathologically exaggerated response to unexpected stimuli. It is differentiated from the normal startle reflex by its lower threshold, higher intensity, and resistance to habituation. Many of the acquired hyperekplexias result from brainstem involvement such as encephalitis, infarct, hemorrhage, pontocerebellar hypoplasia and medullary compression. This case report depicts a rare manifestation of hyperekplexia. The unusual aspect of this case was the vocalization that was reproduced in response to startling stimuli...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040967/improvement-and-aggravation-of-spontaneous-unruptured-vertebral-artery-dissection
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Tomoya Shibahara, Masahiro Yasaka, Yoshiyuki Wakugawa, Koichiro Maeda, Takeshi Uwatoko, Takahiro Kuwashiro, Gregory Y H Lip, Yasushi Okada
BACKGROUND: Intracranial vertebral artery dissection (VAD) is a well-recognized cause of stroke in young and middle-aged individuals, especially in Asian populations. However, a long-term natural course remains unclear. We investigated the long-term time course of VAD using imaging findings to examine the rate and predisposing factors for improvement. METHODS: We registered 56 consecutive patients (40 males; mean age, 51.8 ± 10.7 years) with acute spontaneous VAD and retrospectively investigated neuroimaging and clinical course within 1 month and at 3 months ± 2 weeks, 6 months ± 2 weeks, and 12 months ± 2 weeks after onset to ascertain predisposing factors and time course for improvement...
October 17, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965668/hemorrhagic-infarct-of-basal-ganglia-in-cardiac-arrest-ct-and-mri-findings-2-cases
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Monique Boukobza, Frédéric J Baud
We report the CT and MRI findings in two cases of hemorrhagic infarct of the basal ganglia (BG), following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (CA). In case 1, Brain-CT realized at day 2 showed bilateral and almost symmetric hemorrhagic infarct of the BG and infarct of the tectum of the mesencephalon. In case 2, MRI realized at day 6 showed hemorrhagic infarct of both lenticular nuclei on T2 GE images. In both cases there was no medical history and the cardiovascular and the coagulation profile were normal. In these cases, the lesions are observed earlier than reported in a few previous radiological cases...
September 21, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958731/brainstem-infarction-associated-with-hhv-6-infection-in-an-infant
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Aya Wada, Kazuhiro Muramatsu, Yasuo Sunaga, Takahisa Mizuno, Mariko Takei, Satoshi Ogasawara, Miho Uchida, Kiwako Tsukida, Masahiko Tashiro
INTRODUCTION: The relevant literature includes several case reports on cerebral infarction in children with HHV-6 infection; however, there is no report of brain stem infarction. CASE: An 11-month-old girl was hospitalized because of fever. She was unable to stand up and meet her mother's gaze. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) indicated a right pons and mid-brain lesion; a diagnosis of brainstem infarction was made. After her fever subsided, a rash developed on her trunk and limbs; blood examination results indicated a primary HHV-6 infection...
September 25, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932918/long-term-outcome-after-endovascular-treatment-of-cavernous-sinus-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-and-a-literature-review
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Yosuke Nishimuta, Ryuji Awa, Sei Sugata, Tetsuya Nagayama, Tsuneo Makiuchi, Tetsuzo Tomosugi, Ryosuke Hanaya, Hiroshi Tokimura, Hirofumi Hirano, F M Moinuddin, Muhammad Kamil, Akari Kibe, Kazunori Arita
BACKGROUND: The long-term efficacy of endovascular treatment (EVT) for cavernous sinus dural arteriovenous fistulae (CS-dAVF) was assessed with a special focus on residual shunts after initial EVT. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective survey included 50 patients who had undergone EVT and were followed for 1 month or longer (median follow-up 56 months). RESULTS: Common preoperative symptoms were chemosis (78%), extra-ocular motor palsy (72%), exophthalmos (66%), and tinnitus (26%)...
November 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923531/hippocampal-infarction-identification-of-three-new-types
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A Förster, M Al-Zghloul, P Eisele, H Wenz, J Böhme, C Groden, E Neumaier-Probst
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hippocampal infarction (HI) is common but yet still not comprehensively studied. In the present study, we aimed to identify novel HI patterns and to describe additional ischemic lesions outside the hippocampus to draw conclusions regarding the underlying vessel occlusion. METHODS: In 222 patients (mean age 69.9 (±13.6) years; 129 (58.1%) male, 93 (41.9%) female) with HI, diffusion-weighted images were analyzed with emphasis on HI patterns and associated ischemic lesions outside the hippocampus...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880879/lotus-overexpression-accelerates-neuronal-plasticity-after-focal-brain-ischemia-in-mice
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Hajime Takase, Yuji Kurihara, Taka-Akira Yokoyama, Nobutaka Kawahara, Kohtaro Takei
Nogo receptor-1 (NgR1) and its ligands inhibit neuronal plasticity and limit functional recovery after brain damage such as ischemic stroke. We have previously shown that lateral olfactory tract usher substance (LOTUS) antagonizes NgR1-mediated signaling. Here, we investigated whether LOTUS enhances neuronal plasticity and functional recovery after brain focal ischemia in adult mice. Focal ischemic infarcts were induced in wild-type and LOTUS-overexpressing transgenic mice via middle cerebral artery occlusion...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878917/management-of-a-patient-with-opalski-s-syndrome-in-intensive-care-unit
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Ozer Aynaci, Funda Gok, Alper Yosunkaya
Opalski syndrome is a rare vascular brainstem syndrome which is accepted as a variant of Wallenberg syndrome. Opalski syndrome should be considered in acute conditions in which typical symptoms of lateral medullary infarct are accompanied by ipsilateral hemiparesis. Other brain stem syndromes are distinguished from Opalski syndrome by the presence of contralateral hemiparesis.
September 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878733/clinical-approach-to-supranuclear-brainstem-saccadic-gaze-palsies
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REVIEW
Alexandra Lloyd-Smith Sequeira, John-Ross Rizzo, Janet C Rucker
Failure of brainstem supranuclear centers for saccadic eye movements results in the clinical presence of a brainstem-mediated supranuclear saccadic gaze palsy (SGP), which is manifested as slowing of saccades with or without range of motion limitation of eye movements and as loss of quick phases of optokinetic nystagmus. Limitation in the range of motion of eye movements is typically worse with saccades than with smooth pursuit and is overcome with vestibular-ocular reflexive eye movements. The differential diagnosis of SGPs is broad, although acute-onset SGP is most often from brainstem infarction and chronic vertical SGP is most commonly caused by the neurodegenerative condition progressive supranuclear palsy...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802782/a-case-of-galen-vein-thrombosis-occurring-after-bilateral-acetabular-fractures-in-the-tibet-plateau-what-can-we-learn
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Dong-Ping Ye, Shun-Li Zhang, Quan-Hong Xu, Lin-Jie Wei
Hypoxia leads to increased red blood cells and blood viscosity at high altitude while moderate trauma increases coagulation in blood. Under the above-mentioned conditions, venous sinus thrombosis is more likely to occur. A patient suffering bilateral acetabular fractures together with the gradual disturbance of consciousness was admitted to our hospital. Though computed tomography arteriogram (CTA) of the brain displayed normal blood vessels; bilateral thalamus and brainstem infarction were found on head computed tomography (CT) and Galen vein thrombosis on cerebral computed tomography venography (CTV)...
July 3, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758117/neurocardiology-cardiovascular-changes-and-specific-brain-region-infarcts
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REVIEW
Rongjun Zou, Wanting Shi, Jun Tao, Hongmu Li, Xifeng Lin, Songran Yang, Ping Hua
There are complex and dynamic reflex control networks between the heart and the brain, including cardiac and intrathoracic ganglia, spinal cord, brainstem, and central nucleus. Recent literature based on animal model and clinical trials indicates a close link between cardiac function and nervous systems. It is noteworthy that the autonomic nervous-based therapeutics has shown great potential in the management of atrial fibrillation, ventricular arrhythmia, and myocardial remodeling. However, the potential mechanisms of postoperative brain injury and cardiovascular changes, particularly heart rate variability and the presence of arrhythmias, are not understood...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720739/-disorder-of-gastric-myoelectric-activity-in-patients-with-cerebral-infarction-electrogastrographic-assessment
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Fumihiko Kinekawa, Noboru Sasaoka, Kazuya Matsuda, Yuko Kita, Ryoichi Okura, Ryota Nakabayashi, Akiko Ohara, Katsuyuki Nakao, Toshihiko Inoue, Michiaki Tokuda, Yohei Kokudo, Tsutomu Masaki
In this study, gastric myoelectric activity in patients with acute cerebral infarction was investigated using electrogastrography. The patients were divided into four groups; those with mild brainstem infarction(group A, n=13, men:8, women:5, 75±2 years old), severe brainstem infarction(group B, n=6, men:4, women:2, 79±4 years old), mild non-brainstem infarction(group C, n=14, men:7, women:7, 76±3 years old), and severe non-brainstem infarction(group D, n=9, men:3, women:6, 87±2 years old). In group B, the% ratio of normogastria(2...
July 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692175/neurosonology-accuracy-for-isolated-acute-vestibular-syndromes
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Miguel Tábuas-Pereira, João Sargento-Freitas, Luís Isidoro, Fernando Silva, Orlando Galego, César Nunes, Gustavo Cordeiro, Luís Cunha
OBJECTIVES: The clinical approach to acute vestibular syndromes is often complex for the physician. Neurosonology offers a noninvasive method to study the cervicocephalic circulation when a vascular etiology is suspected. We aim to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of a vascular neurosonological exam in isolated acute vestibular syndrome. METHODS: All patients submitted to cerebrovascular ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging during the period between 2011 and 2015 with acute isolated vestibular syndrome...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689345/extensive-brain-infarction-involving-deep-structures-during-an-acetazolamide-challenged-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-scan-in-a-patient-with-moyamoya-disease
#17
Sangjoon Chong, June Dong Park, Jong Hee Chae, Jung-Eun Cheon, Seung-Ki Kim, Ji Hoon Phi, Ji Yeoun Lee, Jin Chul Paeng, Kyu-Chang Wang
BACKGROUND: Acetazolamide-challenged brain single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is used for the evaluation of cerebral perfusion in cerebrovascular diseases including moyamoya disease (MMD). Not a few patients experience adverse side effects during the acetazolamide-challenged brain SPECT, but most of the symptoms are mild and transient. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of severe brain infarction leading to death during the examination of an acetazolamide-challenged brain SPECT in a patient with MMD...
November 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662097/reconstructive-endovascular-treatment-of-vertebral-artery-dissecting-aneurysms-with-the-low-profile-visualized-intraluminal-support-lvis-device
#18
Chuan-Chuan Wang, Yi-Bin Fang, Ping Zhang, Xuan Zhu, Bo Hong, Yi Xu, Jian-Min Liu, Qing-Hai Huang
INTRODUCTION: The Low-profile Visualized Intraluminal Support (LVIS) device is a new generation of self-expanding braided stent recently introduced in China for stent assisted coiling of intracranial aneurysms. The aim of our study is to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of the LVIS device in reconstructive treatment of vertebral artery dissecting aneurysms (VADAs). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the neurointerventional database of our institution from June 2014 to May 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569284/acute-pulmonary-oedema-not-always-cardiogenic
#19
M Bonello, R Pullicino, A J Larner
A patient presented with fulminant pulmonary oedema and required acute intubation and ventilation. There was no history of a prior cardiac disorder. As he was weaned from sedation, following stabilisation of his pulmonary status, neurological signs suggestive of brainstem dysfunction became apparent. Investigations showed infarcts in the posterior cerebral circulation secondary to a vertebral artery dissection. Neurogenic pulmonary oedema needs to be considered in any patient with fulminant pulmonary oedema without overt evidence or history of cardiac disease...
March 2017: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567027/transient-vestibulopathy-in-wallenberg-s-syndrome-pathologic-analysis
#20
Jorge C Kattah, Ali S Saber Tehrani, Sigrun Roeber, Meena Gujrati, Sarah E Bach, David E Newman Toker, Ari M Blitz, Anja K E Horn
OBJECTIVE: To report an unusual lateral medullary stroke (LMS) associated with transient unidirectional horizontal, nystagmus, and decreased horizontal vestibulo-ocular reflex (h-VOR) gain that mimicked a peripheral vestibulopathy. MRI suggested involvement of caudal medial vestibular nucleus (MVN); however, the rapid resolution of the nystagmus and improved h-VOR gain favored transient ischemia without infarction. Decreased h-VOR gain is expected with peripheral vestibular lesions within the labyrinth or superior vestibular nerve; less frequently lateral pontine strokes involving the vestibular root entry, the vestibular fascicle, or neurons within the MVN may be responsible...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
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