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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800343/microsaccade-dysfunction-and-adaptation-in-hemianopia-after-stroke
#1
Ying Gao, Bernhard A Sabel
BACKGROUND: Besides the reduction of visual field size, hemianopic patients may also experience other poorly understood symptoms such as blurred vision, diplopia, or reduced visual acuity, which may be related to microsaccade function. OBJECTIVE: To determine (i) if microsaccades are altered in hemianopia; (ii) how altered microsaccade features correlate with visual performances; and (iii) how their direction relates to visual field defect topography. METHODS: In this case-control study, microsaccades of hemianopic stroke patients (n = 14) were assessed with high-resolution eye-tracking technique, compared with those of healthy controls (n = 14), and correlated with visual performances, visual field defect parameters and lesion age...
2017: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799078/intrachiasmatic-abscess-caused-by-igg4-related-hypophysitis
#2
Georgios F Hadjigeorgiou, Eva Løbner Lund, Lars Poulsgaard, Ulla Feldt-Rasmussen, Åse Krogh Rasmussen, Marianne Wegener, Kåre Fugleholm
INTRODUCTION: Autoimmune hypophysitis is a rare disease of the pituitary, which may affect vision by inflammation and compression of the optic chiasm. However, intrachiasmatic abscess formation has not been previously reported. METHODS: In this study, we report a case of a 29-year-old female with bitemporal hemianopia due to a cystic intrasellar tumor. The patient underwent surgical decompression of the lesion, which was found to be an intrachiasmatic abscess. RESULTS: The histologic findings were consistent with IgG4 hypophysitis...
August 10, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789579/reading-on-the-right-when-there-s-nothing-left-probabilistic-tractography-reveals-hemispheric-asymmetry-in-pure-alexia
#3
Michele Veldsman, Tobias Loetscher, Amanda Wood, Amy Brodtmann
We present a patient with reading inexpertise and right hemianopia following left posterior cerebral artery (PCA) stroke. We examine the extent of disruption to reading performance and the extent of white matter tract damage relative to a patient with more limited PCA infarction and isolated right hemianopia. We show white matter disconnection of the temporal occipital fusiform cortex in our pure alexia patient. Connectivity-based laterality indices revealed right hemisphere laterality in the alexia patient; this was not associated with improved reading function...
August 9, 2017: Neurocase
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783808/recrudescence-of-deficits-after-stroke-clinical-and-imaging-phenotype-triggers-and-risk-factors
#4
Mehmet A Topcuoglu, Esen Saka, Scott B Silverman, Lee H Schwamm, Aneesh B Singhal
Importance: Reemergence of previous stroke-related deficits (or poststroke recrudescence [PSR]) is an underrecognized and inadequately characterized phenomenon. Objective: To investigate the clinical features, triggers, and risk factors for PSR. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective study incorporated a crossover cohort study to identify triggers and a case-control study to identify risk factors. The study used the Massachusetts General Hospital Research Patient Data Repository to identify patients for the period January 1, 2000, to November 30, 2015, who had a primary or secondary diagnosis of cerebrovascular disease, who underwent magnetic resonance imaging of the brain at least once, and whose inpatient or outpatient clinician note or discharge summary stated the term recrudescence...
August 7, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767670/comparing-tms-perturbations-to-occipital-and-parietal-cortices-in-concurrent-tms-fmri-studies-methodological-considerations
#5
Joana Leitão, Axel Thielscher, Johannes Tuennerhoff, Uta Noppeney
Neglect and hemianopia are two neuropsychological syndromes that are associated with reduced awareness for visual signals in patients' contralesional hemifield. They offer the unique possibility to dissociate the contributions of retino-geniculate and retino-colliculo circuitries in visual perception. Yet, insights from patient fMRI studies are limited by heterogeneity in lesion location and extent, long-term functional reorganization and behavioural compensation after stroke. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has therefore been proposed as a complementary method to investigate the effect of transient perturbations on functional brain organization...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735125/management-of-arteriovenous-malformations-associated-with-developmental-venous-anomalies-a-literature-review-and-report-of-two-cases
#6
Michael Zhang, Ian D Connolly, Mario K Teo, George Yang, Robert Dodd, Michael Marks, Mario Zuccarello, Gary K Steinberg
OBJECTIVE: Cerebrovascular malformation classification has revealed intermediary lesions that warrant further review due to their unusual presentation and management. We present two cases of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) associated with a developmental venous anomaly (DVA), and discuss the efficacy of previously published management strategies. METHODS: Two cases of AVMs associated with DVA were identified and a literature search for published cases between 1980 and 2016 was conducted...
July 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727615/multiplexing-prisms-for-field-expansion
#7
Eli Peli, Jae-Hyun Jung
PURPOSE: Prisms used for field expansion are limited by the optical scotoma at a prism apex (apical scotoma). For a patient with two functioning eyes, fitting prisms unilaterally allows the other eye to compensate for the apical scotoma. A monocular patient's field loss cannot be expanded with a conventional or Fresnel prism because of the apical scotoma. A newly invented optical device, the multiplexing prism (MxP), was developed to overcome the apical scotoma limitation in monocular field expansion...
August 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723787/late-emergence-of-macular-sparing-in-a-stroke-patient-clinical-case-report
#8
Hye-Young Shin, So Hee Kim, Mee Yon Lee, Su Young Kim, Young Chun Lee
RATIONALE: Occlusive cerebrovascular disease is the most common cause of homonymous hemianopia (HH) with macular sparing. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 61-year-old man came to our ophthalmology clinic complaining of right-side hemianopia. Ophthalmic examination, visual field (VF) examination, and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were performed. DIAGNOSES: He had right HH without macular sparing on the initial VF test. And brain MRI 6 days after the visual symptoms began revealed a left occipital infarction...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690938/alexia-without-agraphia-a-rare-entity
#9
Chintan Rupareliya, Syeda Naqvi, Seyedali Hejazi
Pure alexia refers to an acquired disorder associated with the damage to medial occipitotemporal gyrus in the dominant hemisphere, which is also known as visual word form area (VWFA). VWFA is involved in rapid word recognition and fluent reading. Alexia without agraphia is a disconnection syndrome that occurs when the splenium is also damaged with the occipital lobe on a dominant side. We report a case of a 72-year-old right-handed male who presented with alexia without agraphia accompanied by right homonymous hemianopia resulting from acute infarct of the left occipital lobe, the splenium of the corpus callosum and posterior thalamus that probably occurred on the previous day...
June 2, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687871/chromatic-pupillography-in-hemianopia-patients-with-homonymous-visual-field-defects
#10
Fumiatsu Maeda, Carina Kelbsch, Torsten Straßer, Karolína Skorkovská, Tobias Peters, Barbara Wilhelm, Helmut Wilhelm
PURPOSE: The pupil light reflex is considered to be a simple subcortical reflex. However, many studies have proven that patients with isolated occipital lesions with homonymous hemianopia show pupillary hemihypokinesia. Our hypothesis is that the afferent pupillary system consists of two pathways: one via intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs), the other running through the normal RGCs via the visual cortex. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis of these two separate pupillomotor pathways...
June 30, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686121/surgical-and-molecular-considerations-in-the-treatment-of-pediatric-thalamopeduncular-tumors
#11
Ryan P Lee, Kimberly A Foster, Jock C Lillard, Paul Klimo, David W Ellison, Brent Orr, Frederick A Boop
OBJECTIVE Thalamopeduncular tumors are a group of pediatric low-grade gliomas that arise at the interface of the thalamus and brainstem peduncle. They typically occur within the first 2 decades of life, presenting with progressive spastic hemiparesis. Treatment strategies, including surgical intervention, have varied significantly. The authors present their experience in the treatment of 13 children, ages 2-15 years, with non-neurofibromatosis-related pilocytic astrocytomas located in the thalamopeduncular region...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664028/a-case-of-acute-isolated-posterior-cerebral-artery-occlusion-successfully-treated-with-endovascular-clot-aspiration
#12
Taiki Yamamoto, Tomotaka Ohshima, Masaki Sato, Shunsaku Goto, Kojiro Ishikawa, Toshihisa Nishizawa, Shinji Shimato, Kyozo Kato
Posterior cerebral artery (PCA) strokes produce various symptoms. Therefore, the diagnosis is often delayed and patients arrive late for thrombolytic therapy. We report a case of acute isolated PCA occlusion that was successfully treated with endovascular clot aspiration. A 63-year-old man presented with right complete homonymous hemianopia. Diffusion-weighted image (DWI) showed a high-intensity area (HIA) in the occipital lobe, and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) showed PCA occlusion. Emergency endovascular clot aspiration was performed immediately after the diagnosis...
April 2017: NMC Case Rep J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641766/amyloid-pet-in-pseudotumoral-multiple-sclerosis
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Jordi A Matías-Guiu, María Nieves Cabrera-Martín, Ana Cortés-Martínez, Vanesa Pytel, Teresa Moreno-Ramos, Celia Oreja-Guevara, José Luis Carreras, Jorge Matías-Guiu
BACKGROUND: Pseudotumoral multiple sclerosis is a rare form of demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. Positron emission tomography (PET) using amyloid-tracers has also been suggested as a marker of damage in white matter lesions in multiple sclerosis due to the nonspecific uptake of these tracers in white matter. METHOD: We present the case of a 59 year-old woman with a pathological-confirmed pseudotumoral multiple sclerosis, who was studied with the amyloid tracer (18)F-florbetaben...
July 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596202/persistent-lesion-hyperintensity-on-brain-diffusion-weighted-mri-is-an-early-sign-of-intravascular-lymphoma
#14
Takashi Kageyama, Haruo Yamanaka, Fumihiko Nakamura, Toshihiko Suenaga
A 63-year-old man presented with right-sided hemianopia and unsteady gait. Brain MRI revealed multiple hyperintense infarct-like lesions on diffusion-weighted images (DWI). Hyperintensity persisted in some of these lesions even after 6 weeks, although his symptoms were ameliorated then. The patient developed episodic dizziness and a transient event of apraxia at 18 weeks after the first episode. Brain MRI revealed additional hyperintense lesions on DWI, which persisted even after 7 weeks. Eventually, the patient manifested cauda equina syndrome 39 weeks after the first episode...
June 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533131/don-t-get-off-the-track
#15
Rod Foroozan, Andrew G Lee
A 43 year-old man noted decreased vision after head trauma, with normal neuroimaging acutely. He had a left homonymous hemianopia, confirmed with hemifield visual evoked potentials, from trauma to the right optic tract. Four months after trauma an MRI of the brain showed atrophy of the right optic tract, and funduscopy revealed optic disc pallor with decreased retinal nerve fiber layer measures consistent with an optic tract syndrome.
May 19, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527171/lymphocytic-hypophysitis-mimicking-pituitary-macroadenoma
#16
Tarun Kumar Ralot, Jitesh Aggarwal, Raghavendra Haniadka, Kushal Gehlot, Nikhil Dongre, Swapnil Patil
Lymphocytic hypophysitis is an inflammatory /autoimmune disorder that primarily involves the pituitary gland and the pituitary stalk. The common clinical presentations include headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, features of hypopituitarism and diabetes insipidus as well as diplopia, orbital pain and bitemporal hemianopia. We report a case of lymphocytic hypophysitis which presented as hemichorea. Neuroimaging showed a mass in the sella tursica region which, on histopathological examination was suggestive of lymphocytic hypophysitis...
April 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524796/improvement-of-visual-field-defects-after-focal-resection-for-occipital-lobe-epilepsy-case-report
#17
Takahiro Yamamoto, Tadashi Hamasaki, Hideo Nakamura, Kazumichi Yamada
Improvement of visual field defects after surgical treatment for occipital lobe epilepsy is rare. Here, the authors report on a 24-year-old man with a 15-year history of refractory epilepsy that developed after he had undergone an occipital craniotomy to remove a cerebellar astrocytoma at the age of 4. His seizures started with an elementary visual aura, followed by secondary generalized tonic-clonic convulsion. Perimetry revealed left-sided incomplete hemianopia, and MRI showed an old contusion in the right occipital lobe...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482268/the-role-of-the-environment-in-falls-among-stroke-survivors
#18
Jeffrey J Wing, James F Burke, Philippa J Clarke, Chunyang Feng, Lesli E Skolarus
BACKGROUND: Stroke survivors' risk of falls may be particularly sensitive to the environment due to deficits such as visuospatial neglect or homonymous hemianopia. We sought to identify the prevalence of falls among stroke survivors and investigate the possible role of the environment in falling. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS), a nationally representative population of community-dwelling adults over 65, were used...
September 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458824/vertebral-artery-dissection-following-a-posterior-cervical-foraminotomy
#19
Aniruddha A Sheth, Stephen Honeybul
Vertebral artery dissection following a posterior cervical foraminotomy with rhizolysis of the subaxial spine has not been described before. A 46-year-old lady underwent the procedure for a left C6 radiculopathy with a focal disc herniation with no intraoperative complications. Seven hours post-operatively, she developed a right homonymous hemianopia, thalamic dysphasia, gait and memory impairment. Imaging demonstrated an occlusion to the left vertebral artery from C7/T1 to C4 with a dissection flap noted at the inferior margin...
February 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389411/complications-after-surgery-for-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-associated-with-hippocampal-sclerosis
#20
Bertrand Mathon, Vincent Navarro, Franck Bielle, Vi-Huong Nguyen-Michel, Alexandre Carpentier, Michel Baulac, Philippe Cornu, Claude Adam, Sophie Dupont, Stéphane Clemenceau
BACKGROUND: Hippocampal sclerosis is the most common cause of drug-resistant epilepsy amenable for surgical treatment and seizure control. This study aimed to analyze morbidities related to surgery of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy associated with hippocampal sclerosis and to identify possible risk factors for complications. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of postoperative complications was made for 389 operations performed between 1990 and 2015 on patients aged 15-67 years (mean 36...
June 2017: World Neurosurgery
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