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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349571/idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-contemporary-review-and-implications-for-the-otolaryngologist
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Shawn M Stevens, Habib G Rizk, Karl Golnik, Norberto Andaluz, Ravi N Samy, Ted A Meyer, Paul R Lambert
OBJECTIVES: 1) Review controversies pertaining to the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of idiopathic intracranial hypertension. 2) Discuss the evolving role of otolaryngologists in managing this disease and related disorders. DATA SOURCES: Primary literature review, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, International Classification of Headache Disorders, Second Edition. METHODS: A comprehensive review of the primary literature was performed from 1990 to 2016 utilizing keywords idiopathic intracranial hypertension, pseudotumor cerebri, benign intracranial hypertension, spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak, and encephalocele...
March 27, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318729/acute-cerebellitis-in-paediatric-patients-our-experience
#2
J P García-Iñiguez, F J López-Pisón, P Madurga Revilla, I Montejo Gañán, M Domínguez Cajal, L Monge Galindo, S B Sánchez Marco, M C García Jiménez
INTRODUCTION: Acute cerebellitis is a rare inflammatory disease with a highly variable clinical course that ranges from benign self-limiting symptoms to a fulminant presentation associated with a high risk of death due to compression of the posterior fossa, acute hydrocephalus, and intracranial hypertension. METHODS: We reviewed clinical, laboratory, and radiological findings from children diagnosed with acute cerebellitis between May 2007 and November 2016. We analysed treatments and clinical and radiological progression...
March 15, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220397/neuron-specific-enolase-levels-as-a-marker-for-possible-neuronal-damage-in-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
#3
Yavuz Samancı, Bedia Samancı, Erdi Şahin, Güneş Altıokka-Uzun, Cem İsmail Küçükali, Erdem Tüzün, Betül Baykan
Although formerly considered as a "benign" disease, the presence of some important problems such as vision loss, resistance to appropriate medical treatment and relapses suggests that neuronal damage might play a role in the pathophysiology of IIH. In order to demonstrate possible neuronal damage/dysfunction participating in IIH pathophysiology, we aimed to investigate the relationship between serum neuron-specific enolase (NSE) levels and clinical features in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH)...
February 20, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159879/symptomatic-intracranial-hypertension-during-recovery-from-the-syndrome-of-headache-with-neurologic-deficits-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-lymphocytosis-handl
#4
Eoin Mulroy, Joel Yap, Helen Danesh-Meyer, Neil Anderson
The syndrome of headache with neurologic deficits and cerebrospinal fluid lymphocytosis (HANDL) is rare; it comprises migrainous headaches (generally in headache-naïve people), fluctuating neurological symptoms and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) lymphocytosis. The syndrome generally runs a benign, self-limiting course over weeks. A small proportion of patients develop intracranial hypertension as a consequence of the illness. Recurrence of headaches or development of visual symptoms following apparent recovery from HANDL should prompt urgent re-evaluation for elevated intracranial pressure...
April 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157750/management-of-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysms-and-cerebrovascular-malformations
#5
Kelly D Flemming, Giuseppe Lanzino
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Unruptured intracranial aneurysms and vascular malformations are detected more frequently because of the increased use and availability of brain imaging. Management of these entities requires knowledge of which patients are at high risk for hemorrhage and what treatment options are available. This article summarizes the epidemiology, natural history, and management strategies for unruptured intracranial aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, developmental venous anomalies, and capillary telangiectasias...
February 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965077/endoscopic-treatment-of-a-third-ventricular-epidermoid-cyst
#6
Daniel de Araujo Paz, Marcos Devanir Silva da Costa, Thiago Pereira Rodrigues, Guilherme Salemi Riechelmann, Ítalo Capraro Suriano, Samuel Tau Zymberg
Epidermoid cyst is a benign and congenital lesion of ectodermal origin. Traditionally, microsurgical techniques are used to treat these lesions, and their occurrence in the third ventricle is rare. Here, the authors report a case of epidermoid cyst in the third ventricle that presented with signs and symptoms of intracranial hypertension, which was treated safely and effectively using neuroendoscopic surgery.
March 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857798/not-all-cases-of-nyctalopia-are-benign-unusual-and-serendipitous-presentation-of-arnold-chiari-type-1-malformation-at-a-pediatric-tertiary-care-center
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Kailash Chandra Patra, Abhijeet Prakash Kirtane
The Arnold-Chiari Type 1 malformation (CM1) is a rare congenital abnormality characterized by ectopia or caudal herniation of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum into the cervical spine, resulting in crowding at the craniocervical junction. It seldom presents in childhood with symptoms and a normal neurological examination. More typically, CM1 presents in young adult women with neurological symptoms including a headache, cervical pain, cranial nerve palsies, neurosensory deficit, and ataxia. Ocular manifestations associated with Chiari I include third and sixth cranial nerve paresis and convergence/divergence abnormalities...
July 2016: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773590/variant-type-of-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-with-diffuse-cerebral-white-matter-and-brainstem-involvement-associated-with-intracranial-hemorrhage
#8
Yin-Xi Zhang, Yang Zheng, Bi-Jun Zhang, Yun Zhang, Mei-Ping Ding, Bao-Rong Zhang
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinical-radiological syndrome characterized by reversible vasogenic edema typically at a posterior location of the cerebrum. PRES with prominent brainstem or basal ganglia involvement is defined as central-variant, which is rare. We herein report an atypical case of a 35-year-old man with a 2-year history of untreated hypertension who complained of recurrent dizziness. The patient presented with brainstem and diffuse white matter involvement associated with intracranial hemorrhage and recovered fully after therapy...
December 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772791/evaluating-the-morphological-changes-of-intracranial-arteries-and-whole-brain-perfusion-in-undetermined-isolated-vertigo
#9
Wenxian Li, Youzhen Feng, Weibiao Lu, Xie Xie, Zhilin Xiong, Zhen Jing, Xiangran Cai, Li'an Huang
PURPOSE: To determine the morphological changes of intracranial arteries and whole-brain perfusion in undetermined isolated vertigo (UIV) patients using 320-detector row computed tomography (CT). METHODS: A total of 150 patients who underwent CT angiography (CTA) and CT perfusion (CTP) imaging were divided into UIV group and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) group. Sixty individuals with sex- and age-matched without vertigo and cerebral diseases served as the control...
November 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671180/optic-nerve-sheath-diameter-on-sonography-in-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-versus-normal
#10
Hina Rehman, Muhammad Saim Khan, Muhammad Nafees, Attique Ur Rehman, Asad Habib
OBJECTIVE: To compare the mean optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) versus normal healthy individuals using B-scan ultrasonography as diagnostic tool. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analytical study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Armed Forces Institute of Radiology and Imaging, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from June to December 2015. METHODOLOGY: Participants aged 30 - 50 years were divided into two groups...
September 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661197/chronic-headaches-after-a-concussion-in-an-obese-16-year-old-girl
#11
Maya Kumar, Sheila Gahagan, Bretten Pickering, Jeffrey Gold, Martin T Stein
Jennifer is a 16-year-old Latina girl who is new to your practice. During her first well visit, she mentions that she has had daily headaches for 2 years. They began after sustaining a concussion in a car accident. Typically, her headaches are bilateral and "squeezing"; they occur in the afternoons and last for a few hours. Her concussion also resulted in depressed mood, which has improved over time.When you ask if her headaches have changed recently, she says that they have been worse for the last few days...
November 2016: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27456599/cerebrospinal-fluid-rhinorrhea-secondary-to-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-long-term-outcomes-of-endoscopic-repairs
#12
Raewynn G Campbell, Douglas Farquhar, Nina Zhao, Alexander G Chiu, Nithin D Adappa, James N Palmer
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic endonasal repair of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea secondary to idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), also known as pseudotumor cerebri or benign intracranial hypertension, has varying success rates, from 25-87%, with minimal morbidity. However, often these series have a relatively short-term follow-up. Given the pathophysiology of IIH, long-term follow-up is necessary to identify true CSF leak recurrence rates. Our investigation aimed to evaluate long-term outcomes in endoscopically repaired CSF leaks...
July 2016: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27335522/risperidone-induced-benign-intracranial-hypertension-leading-to-visual-loss
#13
Sushil Thomas Alexander, Dheeraj Kattula, Pavithra Mannam, Ramya Iyyadurai
Benign intracranial hypertension (BIH) is a rare but potentially serious condition causing visual loss. Occasionally, medication use has been associated with the occurrence of BIH. We report the case of a 40-year-old obese lady being treated with risperidone for schizophrenia who presented with features of BIH. We report this case, occurring for the 1(st) time in India, to emphasize that a commonly used atypical antipsychotic drug can rarely cause BIH leading to visual loss.
May 2016: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27128849/literature-commentary
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OBJECTIVE: To delineate the factors contributing to overdiagnosis of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) among patients seen in a neuro-ophthalmology service at a tertiary center. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed new patients referred with a working diagnosis of IIH over 8 months. The Diagnosis Error Evaluation and Research taxonomy tool was applied to cases referred with a diagnosis of IIH and a discrepant final diagnosis. RESULTS: Of 1,249 patients, 165 (13...
June 2016: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27084241/malignant-cerebral-edema-related-to-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#15
Lauren Koffman, Richard Prayson, E M Manno
BACKGROUND: The neurological manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) are varied and incompletely described. A few case series report a benign idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) related to SLE, which is responsive to immunotherapy. There are limited reports of patients with malignant cerebral edema, and diffuse white matter changes in the absence of central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis. METHODS: Case series from our tertiary care center and review of the relevant literature...
May 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27060515/telemetric-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-with-the-raumedic-neurovent-p-tel
#16
Sebastian Antes, Christoph A Tschan, Michael Heckelmann, David Breuskin, Joachim Oertel
BACKGROUND: Devices enabling long-term intracranial pressure monitoring have been demanded for some time. The first solutions using telemetry were proposed in 1967. Since then, many other wireless systems have followed but some technical restrictions have led to unacceptable measurement uncertainties. In 2009, a completely revised telemetric pressure device called Neurovent P-tel was introduced to the market. This report reviews technical aspects, handling, possibilities of data analysis, and the efficiency of the probe in clinical routine...
July 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26846668/remote-cerebellar-hemorrhage-after-supratentorial-procedures-part-1-a-systematic-review
#17
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Carmelo Lucio Sturiale, Marta Rossetto, Mario Ermani, Francesco Volpin, Valentina Baro, Laura Milanese, Luca Denaro, Domenico d'Avella
A remote cerebellar hemorrhage (RCH) is a spontaneous bleeding in the posterior fossa, which may rarely occurs as a complication of supratentorial procedures, and it shows a typical bleeding pattern defined "the zebra sign." However, its pathophysiology still remains unknown. We performed a comprehensive review collecting all cases of RCH after supratentorial craniotomies reported in literature in order to identify the most frequently associated procedures and the possible risk factors. We assessed percentages of incidence and 95 % confidence intervals of all demographic, neuroradiological, and clinical features of the patients...
October 2016: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26713029/clarithromycin-culprit-of-benign-intracranial-hypertension
#18
Habib Rehman Khan, Colin Mason, Riona Mulcahy
Benign intracranial hypertension is characterized with increase in CSF opening pressure with no specific etiology. It is predominantly found in women of child bearing age and particularly in individuals with obesity. Visual disturbances or loss and associated headaches are common and can lead to blindness if left untreated. Diagnosis can be achieved once other causes of visual loss, headaches and high opening pressures are excluded. Management consists of serial optic disc assessments although no specific treatment is available despite recent trials using carbonic anhydrase inhibitors...
October 2015: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26662045/ventral-foramen-magnum-neurenteric-cysts-a-case-series-and-review-of-literature
#19
REVIEW
G Lakshmi Prasad, Bhawani Shankar Sharma, Ashok Kumar Mahapatra
Neurenteric cysts (NEC) are uncommon, benign, congenital lesions. Ventral foramen magnum (FM) location is very rare. The difficulties in diagnosis and management aspects are detailed with a review of the pertinent literature. We report four new cases of ventral FM NEC, all managed surgically and present a literature review of ventral FM NEC. A retrospective analysis of histopathologically confirmed cases of ventral FM NEC, operated from 2010-2013 at our institute, was performed. For review, only those cases of NEC extending from the lower clivus to the C2 level constituting the foramen magnum were included...
October 2016: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26629232/recurrent-meningioma-with-malignant-transformation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Junwen Wang, Lei Wang, Bo Luo, Zhi Chen, Zuojun Xiong, Mingbo Fang, Jun Li
Meningiomas are common and mostly benign intracranial tumors, but may show a histological progression to malignancy. The mechanisms of malignant transformation remain unclear. Malignant meningiomas usually bear a high recurrence rate and unfavorable prognosis, and multiple surgical resections are required for the treatment. We report on a case of 51-year-old woman with a histologically benign intracranial meningioma. The patient had undergone multiple tumor resections and radiotherapy treatments. After multiple resections, the tumor demonstrated malignant transformation...
2015: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
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