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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932016/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs-combined-with-blindsight-rehabilitation-for-the-treatment-of-homonymous-hemianopia-a-report-of-two-cases
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Barbara Maria Matteo, Barbara Viganò, Cesare Giuseppe Cerri, Roberto Meroni, Cesare Maria Cornaggia, Cecilia Perin
[Purpose] Homonymous hemianopia is one of the most common symptoms following neurologic damage leading to impairments of functional abilities and activities of daily living. There are two main types of restorative rehabilitation in hemianopia: "border training" which involves exercising vision at the edge of the damaged visual field, and "blindsight training," which is based on exercising the unconscious perceptual functions deep inside the blind hemifield. Only border effects have been shown to be facilitated by transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925742/visual-search-performance-in-patients-with-vision-impairment-a-systematic-review
#2
Cassia Senger, Maria Rita Rodrigues Alves Margarido, Carlos Gustavo De Moraes, Ligia Issa De Fendi, André Messias, Jayter Silva Paula
PURPOSE: Patients with visual impairment are constantly facing challenges to achieve an independent and productive life, which depends upon both a good visual discrimination and search capacities. Given that visual search is a critical skill for several daily tasks and could be used as an index of the overall visual function, we investigated the relationship between vision impairment and visual search performance. METHODS: A comprehensive search was undertaken using electronic PubMed, EMBASE, LILACS, and Cochrane databases from January 1980 to December 2016, applying the following terms: "visual search", "visual search performance", "visual impairment", "visual exploration", "visual field", "hemianopia", "search time", "vision lost", "visual loss", and "low vision"...
September 19, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924292/hemimegalencephaly-with-intractable-epilepsy-a-case-report
#3
Prem Chand, Muhammad Faraz Raghib, Muhammad Sohail Salat, Fazal Manzoor Arain
Isolated Hemimegalencephaly (iHME) is a rare form of congenital malformation of cortical development.It is characterized by enlargement of all or part of one cerebral hemisphere. It typically presents with intractable seizures, mental retardation, developmental delay, contralateral hemiparesis and hemianopia. The patient was a five and half month's old baby girl who presented first with focal seizures at 10th day of life. No other physical or behavioral abnormality was noted. However, Initial EEG showed excessive sharp EEG transients more over the right hemisphere, repeated EEG showed spikes, polyspikes, sharps and slow wave discharges predominately over right hemisphere...
September 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921047/child-dermoid-cyst-mimicking-a-craniopharyngioma-the-benefit-of-mri-t2-weighted-diffusion-sequence
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Aymeric Amelot, Alin Borha, Raphael Calmon, Patrick Barbet, Stephanie Puget
BACKGROUND: Brain dermoid cysts are very rare lesions. Although benign, these cysts may be associated with devastating complications due to mass effect or meningitis. The discovery of completely asymptomatic dermoid cysts in the pediatric population is exceedingly rare. Despite the advances in imaging modalities, it sometimes remains difficult to exclude the differential diagnosis of craniopharyngioma. CASE REPORT: We describe a 12-year-old boy addressed for suspicion of craniopharyngioma diagnosed by decreased visual acuity, bitemporal hemianopia and a CT scan showing a large hypodense suprasellar lesion with intralesional calcifications...
September 18, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912694/from-cortical-blindness-to-conscious-visual-perception-theories-on-neuronal-networks-and-visual-training-strategies
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REVIEW
Vanessa Hadid, Franco Lepore
Homonymous hemianopia (HH) is the most common cortical visual impairment leading to blindness in the contralateral hemifield. It is associated with many inconveniences and daily restrictions such as exploration and visual orientation difficulties. However, patients with HH can preserve the remarkable ability to unconsciously perceive visual stimuli presented in their blindfield, a phenomenon known as blindsight. Unfortunately, the nature of this captivating residual ability is still misunderstood and the rehabilitation strategies in terms of visual training have been insufficiently exploited...
2017: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863215/multifocal-visual-evoked-potential-in-eyes-with-temporal-hemianopia-from-chiasmal-compression-correlation-with-standard-automated-perimetry-and-oct-findings
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Rafael M Sousa, Maria K Oyamada, Leonardo P Cunha, Mário L R Monteiro
Purpose: To verify whether multifocal visual evoked potential (mfVEP) can differentiate eyes with temporal hemianopia due to chiasmal compression from healthy controls. To assess the relationship between mfVEP, standard automated perimetry (SAP), and Fourier domain-optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT) macular and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness measurements. Methods: Twenty-seven eyes with permanent temporal visual field (VF) defects from chiasmal compression on SAP and 43 eyes of healthy controls were submitted to mfVEP and FD-OCT scanning...
September 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843758/new-technique-for-chiasmapexy-using-iliac-crest-bone-graft-two-cases-of-visual-impairment-caused-by-empty-sella-syndrome
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Atsushi Tsukiyama, Yujiro Hattori, Shigeyuki Tahara, Eitaro Ishisaka, Daijiro Morimoto, Kenichi Oyama, Akira Teramoto, Akio Morita
BACKGROUND: Chiasmapexy is used to treat empty sella syndrome, and various materials are used for the elevation of the optic chiasm. However, the use of artificial substances may have the risk of graft infection, and fat and muscle may be absorbed over the long term after surgery. In addition, bone and cartilage may be unavailable in adequate amounts. Here, we describe a new technique for chiasmapexy using an iliac crest bone graft. CASE DESCRIPTION: The first patient was a 71-year-old woman who had undergone transsphenoidal surgery twice for the treatment of pituitary adenoma and Rathke's cleft cyst...
August 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800343/microsaccade-dysfunction-and-adaptation-in-hemianopia-after-stroke
#8
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
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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
#10
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
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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...
September 1, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767670/comparing-tms-perturbations-to-occipital-and-parietal-cortices-in-concurrent-tms-fmri-studies-methodological-considerations
#12
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
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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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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...
September 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
#19
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
#20
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
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