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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631996/role-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-in-skull-base-lesions-a-pictorial-review
#1
Neetu Soni, Nishant Gupta, Yogesh Kumar, Manisha Mangla, Rajiv Mangla
Skull base lesions can be related to wide number of pathologies including infections, benign and malignant tumors. Accurate diagnosis and differentiation between these entities is important for prompt and appropriate treatment. However, computed tomography and routine magnetic resonance imaging techniques only provide information on the extent of the lesions, with limited ability to differentiate between benign and malignant lesions. Diffusion-weighted imaging can help in many such situations by providing additional information, including help in differentiating benign from malignant lesions, so that appropriate treatment can be initiated...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631685/-the-transperygoid-approach-to-the-removal-of-a-recurrent-juvenile-angiofibroma-at-the-base-of-the-skull-without-preoperative-embolization
#2
N S Grachev, I N Vorozhtsov
The authors report a clinical case of successful elimination of a recurrent juvenile angiofibroma at the base of the skull (JAFBS) with the application of the optical navigation system and a cold plasma scalpel in the absence of preoperative embolization. It has been demonstrated using the proposed transperygoid approach to the extirpation of the tumour that a recurrent juvenile angiofibroma at the base of the skull can be efficiently removed by means of a modern minimally invasive and at the same time radical surgical method...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630745/correlation-between-hox-code-and-vertebral-morphology-in-the-mouse-towards-a-universal-model-for-synapsida
#3
Christine Böhmer
BACKGROUND: The importance of the cervical vertebrae as part of the skull-neck system in facilitating the success and diversity of tetrapods is clear. The reconstruction of its evolution, however, is problematic because of the variation in the number of vertebrae, making it difficult to identify homologous elements. Quantification of the morphological differentiation in the neck of diverse archosaurs established homologous units of vertebrae (i.e. modules) resulting from Hox gene expression patterns within the cervical vertebral column...
2017: Zoological Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625158/a-minimally-invasive-method-for-sampling-human-petrous-bones-from-the-cranial-base-for-ancient-dna-analysis
#4
Kendra A Sirak, Daniel M Fernandes, Olivia Cheronet, Mario Novak, Beatriz Gamarra, Tímea Balassa, Zsolt Bernert, Andrea Cséki, János Dani, József Zsolt Gallina, Gábor Kocsis-Buruzs, Ivett Kővári, Orsolya László, Ildikó Pap, Róbert Patay, Zsolt Petkes, Gergely Szenthe, Tamás Szeniczey, Tamás Hajdu, Ron Pinhasi
Ancient DNA (aDNA) research involves invasive and destructive sampling procedures that are often incompatible with anthropological, anatomical, and bioarcheological analyses requiring intact skeletal remains. The osseous labyrinth inside the petrous bone has been shown to yield higher amounts of endogenous DNA than any other skeletal element; however, accessing this labyrinth in cases of a complete or reconstructed skull involves causing major structural damage to the cranial vault or base. Here, we describe a novel cranial base drilling method (CBDM) for accessing the osseous labyrinth from the cranial base that prevents damaging the surrounding cranial features, making it highly complementary to morphological analyses...
June 1, 2017: BioTechniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623412/long-term-follow-up-after-endoscopic-trans-sphenoidal-surgery-or-initial-observation-in-clivus-chordomas
#5
Jon Ramm-Pettersen, Radek Frič, Jon Berg-Johnsen
BACKGROUND: Resection of clivus chordomas through extensive skull base approaches is associated with high mortality and morbidity even in experienced hands. We report our experience with endoscopic trans-sphenoidal surgery, or a "wait-and-scan" strategy in selected patients. METHOD: Ten patients were diagnosed with clivus chordomas during an 8-year period. Six patients underwent primary treatment with endoscopic trans-sphenoidal surgery, followed by adjuvant proton-beam therapy in three of these patients...
June 16, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618799/biosonar-signal-propagation-in-the-harbor-porpoise-s-phocoena-phocoena-head-the-role-of-various-structures-in-the-formation-of-the-vertical-beam
#6
Chong Wei, Whitlow W L Au, Darlene R Ketten, Zhongchang Song, Yu Zhang
Harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) use narrow band echolocation signals for detecting and locating prey and for spatial orientation. In this study, acoustic impedance values of tissues in the porpoise's head were calculated from computer tomography (CT) scan and the corresponding Hounsfield Units. A two-dimensional finite element model of the acoustic impedance was constructed based on CT scan data to simulate the acoustic propagation through the animal's head. The far field transmission beam pattern in the vertical plane and the waveforms of the receiving points around the forehead were compared with prior measurement results, the simulation results were qualitatively consistent with the measurement results...
June 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615985/treatment-of-movement-disorders-with-focused-ultrasound
#7
REVIEW
Paul S Fishman, Victor Frenkel
Although the use of ultrasound as a potential therapeutic modality in the brain has been under study for several decades, relatively few neuroscientists or neurologists are familiar with this technology. Stereotactic brain lesioning had been widely used as a treatment for medically refractory patients with essential tremor (ET), Parkinson disease (PD), and dystonia but has been largely replaced by deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, with advantages both in safety and efficacy. However, DBS is associated with complications including intracerebral hemorrhage, infection, and hardware malfunction...
2017: Journal of Central Nervous System Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614531/alternative-option-for-osteogenesis-imperfecta-and-trigeminal-neuralgia
#8
Leonardo Gilmone Ruschel, Guilherme José Agnoletto, Sonival Cândido Hunhevicz, Daniel Benzecry de Almeida, Walter Oleschko Arruda
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a bone disorder that can lead to skull base deformities such as basilar invagination, which can cause compression of cranial nerves, including the trigeminal nerve. Trigeminal neuralgia in such cases remains a challenge, given distorted anatomy and deformities. We present an alternative option, consisting in cannulation of the foramen ovale and classical percutaneous treatment. Percutaneous balloon microcompression was performed in a 28 year-old woman with OI and severe trigeminal neuralgia using computed tomography (CT) and radiographic-guided cannulation of the Gasserian ganglion without neuronavigation or stereotactic devices...
April 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614134/value-of-99mtc-mibi-spect-ct-parathyroid-imaging-and-ultrasonography-for-concomitant-thyroid-carcinoma
#9
Rui Guo, Jiqiu Wang, Min Zhang, Miao Zhang, Hongping Meng, Yifan Zhang, Biao Li
PURPOSE: We aimed to assess the frequency of carcinoma in cases with suspected parathyroid adenoma and test the value of Tc-methoxyisobutylisonitrile (Tc-MIBI) single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) parathyroid imaging and neck ultrasonography in detecting concomitant thyroid carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We enrolled 741 patients with clinically suspected parathyroid adenoma who underwent Tc-MIBI planer scans and SPECT/CT of the skull base, neck, and thorax; patients also underwent ultrasonography within 1 month before SPECT/CT...
June 13, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611936/large-transcalvarial-meningioma-surgical-resection-aided-by-preoperative-embolization
#10
Ali S Haider, Haris Rana, Lyndon K Lee, Mrigank S Shail, Dean Leonard, Umair Khan, Richa Thakur, Tijani Osumah, Sam Finn, Kennith F Layton
Meningiomas are the most common type of primary brain tumors, accounting for about 30% of all brain tumors. Meningiomas originate from the meninges and can be associated with any part of the skull. Classification of meningiomas is based upon the World Health Organization (WHO) classification system and prognosis of meningiomas can be determined via histologic grading. Surgery is the gold standard treatment option for all types of meningiomas. Due to the high vascularity of some meningiomas, surgical resection can lead to certain complications including intraoperative blood loss and hemorrhage...
May 8, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611422/bone-fusion-in-normal-and-pathological-development-is-constrained-by-the-network-architecture-of-the-human-skull
#11
Borja Esteve-Altava, Toni Vallès-Català, Roger Guimerà, Marta Sales-Pardo, Diego Rasskin-Gutman
Craniosynostosis, the premature fusion of cranial bones, affects the correct development of the skull producing morphological malformations in newborns. To assess the susceptibility of each craniofacial articulation to close prematurely, we used a network model of the skull to quantify the link reliability (an index based on stochastic block models and Bayesian inference) of each articulation. We show that, of the 93 human skull articulations at birth, the few articulations that are associated with non-syndromic craniosynostosis conditions have statistically significant lower reliability scores than the others...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610819/simulation-of-three-surgical-techniques-combined-with-two-different-bone-borne-forces-for-surgically-assisted-rapid-palatal-expansion-of-the-maxillofacial-complex-a-finite-element-analysis
#12
S C Möhlhenrich, A Modabber, K Kniha, F Peters, T Steiner, F Hölzle, U Fritz, S Raith
Surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion (SARPE) is a common treatment to correct transverse maxillary deficiencies. Finite element analysis was simulated for six designs of SARPE based on a computed tomography scan of a human skull: median osteotomy with palatal (type A) or alveolar ridge (type B) bone-borne force, additional lateral osteotomy with palatal (type C) or alveolar ridge (type D) bone-borne force, and additional pterygomaxillary separation with palatal (type E) or alveolar ridge (type F) bone-borne force...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609471/finite-element-analysis-of-6-large-pmma-skull-reconstructions-a-multi-criteria-evaluation-approach
#13
Angela Ridwan-Pramana, Petr Marcián, Libor Borák, Nathaniel Narra, Tymour Forouzanfar, Jan Wolff
In this study 6 pre-operative designs for PMMA based reconstructions of cranial defects were evaluated for their mechanical robustness using finite element modeling. Clinical experience and engineering principles were employed to create multiple plan options, which were subsequently computationally analyzed for mechanically relevant parameters under 50N loads: stress, strain and deformation in various components of the assembly. The factors assessed were: defect size, location and shape. The major variable in the cranioplasty assembly design was the arrangement of the fixation plates...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607895/true-parapharyngeal-space-tumors-case-series-from-a-teaching-oncology-center
#14
Ajay Chanakya Vallabhaneni, Subramanyam Ganesh Mandakulutur, Srilahari Vallabhaneni, Amritha Prabha, Ravi Keerthi Banavara
The Parapharyngeal Space (PPS) tumors are rare tumors accounting for 0.5% of the tumors in head and neck region. A retrospective study conducted at Department of Surgical oncology, Vydehi institute of Medical Sciences & Research center, Bengaluru, between 2010 and 2015 identified nine cases treated for PPS tumors. Patients are diagnosed on the basis of clinical examination fine needle aspiration cytology and imaging and considered for excision by one of the varied surgical approaches {transoral(1), transcervical(4), transparotid(0), transcervical-transparotid(1), transmandibular(3) or intratemporal(0) approach}...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603805/stress-and-displacement-patterns-in-the-craniofacial-skeleton-with-rapid-maxillary-expansion-a-finite-element-method-study
#15
J Priyadarshini, C M Mahesh, B S Chandrashekar, Abhishek Sundara, A V Arun, Vinay P Reddy
BACKGROUND: Rapid maxillary expansion (RME), indicated in the treatment of maxillary deficiency directs high forces to maxillary basal bone and to other adjacent skeletal bones. The aim of this study is to (i) evaluate stress distribution along craniofacial sutures and (ii) study the displacement of various craniofacial structures with rapid maxillary expansion therapy by using a Finite Element model. METHODS: An analytical model was developed from a dried human skull of a 12 year old male...
December 2017: Progress in Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603682/an-automated-methodology-for-assessing-anatomy-specific-instrument-motion-during-endoscopic-endonasal-skull-base-surgery
#16
R Alex Harbison, Yangming Li, Angelique M Berens, Randall A Bly, Blake Hannaford, Kris S Moe
Objectives  Describe instrument motion during live endoscopic skull base surgery (ESBS) and evaluate kinematics within anatomic regions. Design  Case series. Setting  Tertiary academic center. Participants  A single skull base surgeon performed six anterior skull base approaches to the pituitary. Main Outcomes and Measures  Time-stamped instrument coordinates were recorded using an optical tracking system. Kinematics (i.e., mean cumulative instrument travel, velocity, acceleration, and angular velocity) was calculated by anatomic region including nasal vestibule, anterior and posterior ethmoid, sphenoid, and lateral opticocarotid recess (lOCR) regions...
June 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602922/the-spheno-pterional-point-a-strategic-point-for-burr-role-placement-in-frontotemporal-craniotomies
#17
Baltazar Leão Reis, Roberto Leal da Silveira, Sebastião Nataniel Silva Gusmão
BACKGROUND: Frontotemporal craniotomies are the most commonly performed neurosurgical approaches. We studied the external bony landmarks on the lateral surface of the skull to identify a "strategic" point where both the anterior and middle cranial fossae are exposed simultaneously during frontotemporal craniotomies through a single burr hole placed over the greater wing of sphenoid bone (spheno-pterional point). OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to anatomically define the spheno-pterional point via craniometric measurements taken on the lateral surface of the human skull...
June 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602102/metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-masquerading-as-jugular-foramen-paraganglioma-a-role-for-novel-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#18
Andrew J Thomas, Richard H Wiggins, Richard K Gurgel
OBJECTIVES: To describe a case of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) masquerading as a jugular foramen paraganglioma (JP). To compare imaging findings between skull base metastatic RCC and histologically proven paraganglioma. METHODS: A case of unexpected metastatic skull base RCC is reviewed. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were compared between 3 confirmed cases of JP and our case of metastatic RCC. Diffusion-weighted MRI (DW-MRI) sequences and computed apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values were compared between these entities...
June 1, 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600011/direct-versus-indirect-bypass-for-moyamoya-disease
#19
REVIEW
Jonathan J Liu, Gary K Steinberg
Moyamoya disease is a progressive occlusive vasculopathy that involves the supraclinoid internal carotid arteries and Circle of Willis, and results in the formation of collateral vessels at the skull base. The progressive nature of this disease leads to cerebral ischemia and sometimes intracerebral hemorrhage. The treatment of moyamoya disease is mainly surgical revascularization, using revascularization techniques that include direct, indirect, and combined strategies. Here we discuss the available options for revascularization as well as our opinions regarding the surgical management of patients with moyamoya disease...
July 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598276/risk-factors-associated-with-postoperative-cerebrospinal-fluid-leak-after-endoscopic-endonasal-skull-base-surgery
#20
Shannon Fraser, Paul A Gardner, Maria Koutourousiou, Mark Kubik, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda, Carl H Snyderman, Eric W Wang
OBJECTIVE The aim in this paper was to determine risk factors for the development of a postoperative CSF leak after an endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) for resection of skull base tumors. METHODS A retrospective review of patients who underwent EEA for the resection of intradural pathology between January 1997 and June 2012 was performed. Basic demographic data were collected, along with patient body mass index (BMI), tumor pathology, reconstruction technique, lumbar drainage, and outcomes. RESULTS Of the 615 patients studied, 103 developed a postoperative CSF leak (16...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
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