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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917332/a-rare-case-of-diploic-venous-anomaly-asymptomatic-venous-sac-expanding-in-the-diploe
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Hirokazu Iwamuro, Shunsuke Ikeda, Makoto Taniguchi
BACKGROUND: Vascular anomalies accompanied with the diploic veins are rare. Among them, sinus pericranii, which is characterized by abnormal connections between intra- and extracranial venous systems, is relatively common. Besides sinus pericranii, a few cases of subepicranial varix with connections to diploic veins have been reported, but these varices had no connections to intracranial venous sinuses. Herein, we present a rare case of an expanding venous sac in the diploe which communicated with the intracranial sinus but not with the extracranial venous systems...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904122/triptan-induced-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-two-case-reports-with-a-literature-review
#2
Yuji Kato, Takeshi Hayashi, Satoko Mizuno, Yohsuke Horiuchi, Masayuki Ohira, Norio Tanahashi, Masaki Takao
We encountered two patients with sumatriptan-induced reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS). The present patients were taking sumatriptan for the first time because they had been tentatively diagnosed with a migraine. On reviewing the literature, we found nine other cases of triptan-induced RCVS, predominantly among women aged 30 to 40 years. RCVS has been precipitated by triptan at the first ever use, after daily use, and even with long-term use at a normal dose. Patients with acute onset of severe headache should be thoroughly evaluated, and triptan should be administered appropriately...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890189/diplopia-what-to-double-check-in-radiographic-imaging-of-double-vision
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REVIEW
Claudia F E Kirsch, Karen Black
When patients see double with both eyes open, known as "binocular diplopia," this may be a harbinger of underlying life-threatening causes. This article presents pertinent anatomy, critical abnormality, and radiographic features that should be double checked for in diplopia. Key areas requiring a double check using the acronym VISION include Vascular, Infectious and Inflammatory, the Scalp for giant cell arteritis, Sphenoid and Skull base in trauma, Increased intracranial pressure (pseudotumor cerebri), Onset of new headaches or psychosis, and Neoplasm...
January 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884882/lymphomatosis-cerebri-diagnostic-challenges-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Paul J Lee, Idanis Berrios, Carolina Ionete, Thomas Smith
Lymphomatosis cerebri (LC) is a rare variant of a primary central nervous system non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (PCNSL) characterised by diffuse infiltration of tumour cells throughout the brain parenchyma. We present a 68-year-old immunocompetent woman with headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, localised right leg weakness and rapidly progressive dementia. A brain MRI demonstrated diffuse T2 hyperintense white matter lesions that did not enhance with contrast. The clinical differential diagnosis of these lesions included metastatic disease, infectious or inflammatory process such as sarcoidosis, lymphoma, demyelinating disease and less likely vascular aetiology, such as vasculitis or ischaemic stroke...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874892/idiopathic-livedo-racemosa-presenting-with-splenomegaly-and-diffuse-lymphadenopathy
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Laura Bukavina, Joshua Weaver, Teri Nagy, Robert T Brodell, Eliot N Mostow
Sneddon syndrome (SS) is a rare condition and the diagnosis is made only when other more common disease entities have been excluded. Common manifestations in SS patients include hypertension, coronary artery disease, venous thrombosis, miscarriages, psychiatric disturbances, and arterial and venous thrombotic events. Most patients present in their early 30s with classic neurovascular and dermatologic signs. Currently, the main criteria for the diagnosis of SS include livedo racemosa, focal neurological deficits or evidence of stroke on magnetic resonance imaging, or characteristic vascular alterations seen on biopsy...
October 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861830/hemicrania-continua-beneficial-effect-of-non-invasive-vagus-nerve-stimulation-in-a-patient-with-a-contraindication-for-indomethacin
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Ozan Eren, Andreas Straube, Florian Schöberl, Christoph Schankin
Hemicrania continua (HC) is a primary chronic headache disorder, characterized by a continuous and strictly unilateral headache, with possible cranial autonomic symptoms during episodes of pain exacerbation. The unilateral headache generally responds well to indomethacin; however, continuous indomethacin intake is often not tolerated due to severe adverse effects, like hypertension, gastrointestinal discomfort (especially if combined with aspirin), slightly increased risk of vascular events, and bronchial spasms...
November 11, 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858938/triptans-and-third-nerve-paresis-a-case-series-of-three-patients
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E S Novitskaya, C A Cates, O M Bowes, A J Vivian
PurposeThe aim of this report is to increase awareness of a possible association between cranial nerve paresis and the use of sumatriptan in migraine sufferers, particularly in patients who have additional vascular risk factors.Patients and methodsWe describe a series of three cases where third nerve paresis developed in patients who were treated with the oral form of sumatriptan. All of the patients had a clear history of repetitive migraine headache and none of them had previous third nerve paresis.ConclusionAmong a variety of medications for the treatment of migraine, there are some drugs with vasoconstrictive effects, particularly triptans...
November 18, 2016: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857870/persistent-trigeminal-artery-in-endonasal-resection-of-skull-base-tumors-a-systematic-review
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Jasper Shen, James Tourje, Elena E Chang, Adam N Mamelak, Arthur W Wu
Background Primitive persistent trigeminal artery (PTA) is an uncommon embryologic vascular communication between the carotid and basilar arteries, which can be intimately involved by skull base tumors (SBT). Owing to its rarity, skull base surgeons should familiarize themselves with the anatomical variations of PTA to avoid catastrophic complications. Objective To appraise and summarize the available evidence of PTA involved by SBTs while advocating a standardized algorithm for the surgical planning of these patients...
December 2016: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847770/delayed-rebleeding-of-cerebral-aneurysm-misdiagnosed-as-traumatic-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#9
Seung-Yoon Song, Dae-Won Kim, Jong-Tae Park, Sung-Don Kang
An intracranial saccular aneurysm is uncommonly diagnosed in a patient with closed head trauma. We herein present a patient with delayed rebleeding of a cerebral aneurysm misdiagnosed as traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). A 26-year-old female visited our emergency department because of headache after a motorcycle accident. Brain computed tomography (CT) showed a right-side dominant SAH in Sylvian fissure. Although traumatic SAH was strongly suggested because of the history of head trauma, we performed a CT angiogram to exclude any vascular abnormalities...
September 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845191/hypotensive-effect-and-vascular-relaxation-in-different-arteries-induced-by-the-nitric-oxide-donor-rubpy
#10
Amanda de Carvalho Pereira, Alice Valença Araújo, Michele Paulo, Fernanda Aparecida de Andrade, Bruno Rodrigues Silva, Juliana Aparecida Vercesi, Roberto Santana da Silva, Lusiane Maria Bendhack
NO donors are compounds that release NO that can be used when the endogenous NO bioavailability is impaired. The compound cis-[Ru(bpy)2(py)(NO2)](PF6) (RuBPY) is a nitrite-ruthenium, since it has a NO2 in its molecule. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of RuBPY on arterial pressure, as well as on the vascular relaxation of different vascular arteries in renal hypertensive (2K-1C) and normotensive (2K) rats. We have evaluated the arterial pressure and heart rate changes as well as the RuBPY and SNP-induced relaxation (thoracic aorta, mesenteric resistance, coronary and basilar arteries)...
November 12, 2016: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836433/sex-differences-in-the-epidemiology-clinical-features-and-pathophysiology-of-migraine
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REVIEW
Kjersti Grøtta Vetvik, E Anne MacGregor
Migraine is two to three times more prevalent in women than men, and women report a longer attack duration, increased risk of headache recurrence, greater disability, and a longer period of time required to recover. Conditions recognised to be comorbid with migraine include asthma, anxiety, depression, and other chronic pain conditions, and these comorbidities add to the amount of disability in both sexes. Migraine-specifically migraine with aura-has been identified as a risk factor for vascular disorders, particularly in women, but because of the scarcity of data, the comparative risk in men has yet to be established...
November 8, 2016: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824543/giant-cell-arteritis-and-polymyalgia-rheumatica-2016-update
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REVIEW
Gideon Nesher, Gabriel S Breuer
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) and polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) are both more common among people of North European decent than among Mediterranean people. Women are 2-3 times more commonly affected. Giant cell arteritis and PMR are extremely rare before age 50 years. Polymyalgia rheumatica may be "isolated" or associated with GCA. There is increased expression of inflammatory cytokines in temporal arteries of PMR patients, without overt histological evidence of arteritis. One-third of "isolated" PMR patients have vascular uptake in positron emission tomography (PET) scans, suggesting clinically unrecognized, "hidden" GCA...
October 31, 2016: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820777/cavernous-hemangioma-of-the-retina-a-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature-1934-2015
#13
Wei Wang, Ling Chen
PURPOSE: Cavernous hemangioma of the retina (CHR) is a rare retinal vascular hamartoma. The objective of this study was to summarize the current knowledge of this rare condition based on a detailed review of 96 documented cases. METHODS: The incidence, clinical and histological appearance, differential diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of CHR were analyzed by evaluating clinical data obtained from 96 cases in the literature since the first case report in 1934...
November 3, 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813037/evaluation-of-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-migraine-patients-by-ultrasound-radiofrequency-data-technology-preliminary-results
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İdil Güneş Tatar, Onur Ergun, Pınar Çeltikçi, Aydın Kurt, Neşe Yavaşoğlu, Erdem Birgi, Tolga Tatar, Baki Hekimoğlu
OBJECTIVES: Migraine is a headache disorder affecting approximately 12% of the population, predominantly female individuals. Migraine has been associated with vascular events such as stroke and cardiovascular disease. The close connection between these vascular disorders and atherosclerosis is well known. Carotid artery intima-media thickness (CAIMT) is a marker for detection of subclinical atherosclerosis. The present study is an analysis of the presence of subclinical atherosclerosis in migraine patients...
July 2016: Aǧrı: Ağrı (Algoloji) Derneği'nin Yayın Organıdır, the Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811127/collet-sicard-syndrome-a-rare-but-important-presentation-of-internal-jugular-vein-thrombosis
#15
Shermyn Neo, Kim En Lee
We describe a rare neurological presentation of internal jugular vein thrombosis induced by central venous catheter placement in a patient with cancer. A 71-year-old man gave a 3-week history of dysphagia and dysarthria with left-sided neck pain and headache. He was receiving chemotherapy for appendiceal adenocarcinoma. On examination, he had left 9th-12th cranial neuropathies, manifesting as voice hoarseness, decreased palatal movement, absent gag reflex, weakness of scapular elevation and left-sided tongue wasting...
November 3, 2016: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798325/dynact-angiography-for-the-diagnosis-of-bilateral-bow-hunter-s-syndrome
#16
Tony Lu, Ponraj Chinnadurai, Javier E Anaya-Ayala, Orlando M Diaz
We herein present a rare case of bilateral positional vertebrobasilar insufficiency secondary to mechanical obstruction of the V2 segment of the vertebral artery in a 71-year-old patient presenting with vertigo, occipital headache, tremors and respiratory irregularities. Two-dimensional digital subtraction angiography is the traditional diagnostic imaging standard but does not capture any peri-vascular bony or soft tissue abnormalities that are important to understand the three-dimensional pathophysiology. Intra-procedural cone-beam computed tomography (CT) is an increasingly used diagnostic adjunct, available in most modern angiographic suites that allows for the three-dimensional visualization of the vasculature as well as CT-like soft tissue visualization of its surrounding anatomy...
October 26, 2016: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792856/review-of-familial-cerebral-cavernous-malformations-and-report-of-seven-additional-families
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REVIEW
Ivo J H M de Vos, Maaike Vreeburg, Ger H Koek, Maurice A M van Steensel
Cerebral cavernous malformations are vascular anomalies of the central nervous system characterized by clusters of enlarged, leaky capillaries. They are caused by loss-of-function mutations in KRIT1, CCM2, or PDCD10. The proteins encoded by these genes are involved in four partially interconnected signaling pathways that control angiogenesis and endothelial permeability. Cerebral cavernous malformations can occur sporadically, or as a familial autosomal dominant disorder (FCCM) with incomplete clinical and neuroradiological penetrance and great inter-individual variability...
October 28, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790407/treatment-of-a-giant-serpentine-aneurysm-in-the-anterior-cerebral-artery
#18
Sung Tae Kim, Young-Gyun Jeong, Hae Woong Jeong
A giant serpentine aneurysm (GSA) in the anterior cerebral artery (ACA) poses a technical challenge in treatment given its large size, unique neck, and dependent distal vessels. Here we report the case of a GSA in the ACA successfully treated with a combined surgical and endovascular approach. A 54-year-old woman presented with dull headache. On brain computed tomography (CT), a large mass (7 cm × 5 cm × 5 cm) was identified in the left frontal lobe. Cerebral angiography revealed a GSA in the left ACA. Bypass surgery of the distal ACA was performed, followed byocclusion of the entry channel via an endovascular approach...
June 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790125/a-case-of-turner-syndrome-with-multiple-embolic-infarcts
#19
Cindy W Yoon, Eungseok Lee, Byung-Nam Yoon, Hee-Kwon Park, Joung-Ho Rha
Only a few cases of Turner syndrome (TS) with ischemic stroke have been reported. Various arteriopathies of the cerebral arteries, including fibromuscular dysplasia, congenital hypoplasia, moyamoya syndrome, and premature atherosclerosis have been assumed to be the cause of ischemic stroke in TS. There has been no case report of a TS patient presenting with an embolic stroke pattern without any cerebral arteriopathy. A 28-year-old woman with TS was referred to our hospital because of abnormal brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings...
September 2016: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790124/cerebral-cavernous-malformation-a-portuguese-family-with-a-novel-ccm1-mutation
#20
João Pedro Marto, Inês Gil, Sofia Calado, Miguel Viana-Baptista
INTRODUCTION: Cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) is a vascular disorder characterized by the presence of central nervous system cavernomas. In familial forms, mutations in three genes (CCM1/KRIT1, CCM2/MGC4607 and CCM3/PDCD10) were identified. We describe a Portuguese family harboring a novel CCM1 mutation. CASE PRESENTATION: The proband is a woman who at the age of 55 years started to have complex partial seizures and episodic headache. Although nothing was found during her neurological examination, brain MRI showed bilateral, supra- and infratentorial cavernomas...
September 2016: Case Reports in Neurology
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