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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799880/a-morphometric-survey-of-the-parasellar-region-in-more-than-2700-skulls-emphasis-on-the-middle-clinoid-process-variants-and-implications-in-endoscopic-and-microsurgical-approaches
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Akshay Sharma, Gabrielle E Rieth, Joseph E Tanenbaum, James S Williams, Nakao Ota, Srikant Chakravarthi, Sunil Manjila, Amin Kassam, Bulent Yapicilar
OBJECTIVE The middle clinoid process (MCP) is a bony projection that extends from the sphenoid bone near the lateral margin of the sella turcica. The varied prevalence and morphological features of the MCP in populations stratified by age, race, and sex are unknown; however, the knowledge of its anatomy and preoperative recognition on CT scans can aid greatly in complication avoidance and management. The aim of this study was to further illustrate the surgical anatomy of the parasellar region and to quantify the incidence of MCP and caroticoclinoid rings (CCRs) in dried preserved human anatomical specimens...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737426/posterior-cranial-base-natural-growth-and-development-a-systematic-review
#2
Kris Currie, Dena Sawchuk, Humam Saltaji, Heesoo Oh, Carlos Flores-Mir, Manuel Lagravere
OBJECTIVE: To provide a synthesis of the published studies evaluating the natural growth and development of the human posterior cranial base (S-Ba). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The search was performed on MEDLINE, Embase, PubMed, and all EBM Reviews electronic databases. In addition, reference lists of the included studies were hand-searched. Articles were included if they analyzed posterior cranial-base growth in humans specifically. Study selection, data extraction, and risk of bias assessment were completed in duplicate...
July 24, 2017: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735137/endonasal-operative-corridor-expansion-by-sphenoidal-pneumosinus-dilatans-in-tuberculum-sellae-meningiomas
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Amol Raheja, Michael Karsy, Ilyas Eli, Jian Guan, William T Couldwell
A retrospective cohort study of patients with tuberculum sellae meningioma (TSM)-associated sphenoidal pneumosinus dilatans (PSD) over a recent epoch was evaluated using a propensity-matched morphometric analysis. A total of 38 patients with TSM and sphenoidal PSD were identified and matched by age and sex to 32 patients without tumors (controls). Overall, no significant difference between test and control groups was noted in sphenoid sinus size or other parameters; however, significantly greater mean distance from the posterior margin of the planum sphenoidale to the diaphragma sella (0...
July 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684370/a-primary-pigmented-choroid-plexus-papilloma-located-within-the-sella-turcica-case-report-and-literature-review
#4
Xuan Gong, Chao Liu, Longbo Zhang, Zhenyan Li, Christopher M Bartley, Zhixiong Liu
BACKGROUND: Choroid plexus papillomas (CPPs) are rare benign tumors, and the pigmented subtype is observed even more rarely. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present the case of a 43-year-old woman with complaints of headache and progressive left monocular visual deterioration, whose initial plain computed tomography CT scan showed an ovate high-density tumor located within the insellar region. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a homogeneously contrast-enhancing tumor extending from the sella turcica to the suprasellar cistern...
July 3, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675669/a-two-year-audit-of-outcomes-of-pituitary-surgery-at-an-australian-teaching-hospital
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Timothy M E Davis, Imran Badshah, Jocelyn Drinkwater, Emily Kusich, Erin Latkovic, Neville Knuckey
BACKGROUND: There is evidence that cure rates and complications are influenced by the case load in neurosurgical centres performing transsphenoidal pituitary surgery. Although Australian centres may perform relatively small numbers of these procedures, there have been few published audits of their performance. AIMS: To conduct an audit of surgery for pituitary tumours between 2012 and 2014 in the only public hospital neurosurgical unit in the state of Western Australia...
July 4, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673207/a-cone-beam-computed-tomographic-evaluation-of-the-size-of-the-sella-turcica-in-patients-with-cleft-lip-and-palate
#6
Maryam Paknahad, Shoaleh Shahidi, Iman Khaleghi
OBJECTIVE: Changes in the size of the sella turcica are frequently related to pathologies and syndromes. The aim of this was to compare the sella turcica dimensions in patients with unilateral and bilateral cleft lip and palate and non-cleft subjects. METHODS: Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images of three groups consisted of 20 patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate; 20 patients with bilateral cleft lip and palate and a control group consisting of 20 non-cleft subjects were the research population in this pilot study...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668473/multiple-recurrences-require-long-term-follow-up-in-patients-diagnosed-with-spindle-cell-oncocytoma-of-the-sella-turcica
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Branavan Manoranjan, Alex Koziarz, Michelle M Kameda-Smith, John P Provias
Spindle cell oncocytoma (SCO) of the sella turcica is characterized as a WHO grade I non-endocrine neoplasm of the sella turcica. Histologically, these tumors contain spindled and variably oncocytic cellular processes. Although SCOs lack immunoreactivity for neuroendocrine markers and pituitary hormones, they are clinically indistinguishable from non-functioning pituitary adenomas. In contrast to the initially described benign clinical course, several reports have subsequently illustrated cases with multiple recurrences with or without histological features of anaplasia in the form of nuclear pleomorphism, frequent mitoses, high Ki-67 index, and/or necrosis...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652753/pituitary-abscess-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#8
Yu Liu, Feng Liu, Qi Liang, Yexin Li, Zhifei Wang
Pituitary abscess is a rare but critical disorder caused by an infectious process where purulent material accumulates inside the sella turcica. Since symptoms, signs and radiographic characteristics of pituitary abscess are similar to several other pituitary lesions, correct diagnosis before surgery is challenging. In this article, two cases of pituitary abscess treated in our department are reported, followed by a literature review. In these two cases, both patients presented with intermittent fever. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a suprasellar lesion with rim enhancement after contrast injection...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550628/giovanni-verga-1879-1923-author-of-a-pioneering-treatise-on-pituitary-surgery-the-foundations-of-this-new-field-in-europe-in-the-early-1900s
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REVIEW
José M Pascual, Lorenzo Mongardi, Ruth Prieto, Inés Castro-Dufourny, María Rosdolsky, Sewan Strauss, Rodrigo Carrasco, Eduard Winter, Paolo Mazzarello
The field of pituitary surgery was born in the first decade of the twentieth century in Europe, and it evolved rapidly with the development of numerous innovative surgical techniques by some of the founding fathers of neurosurgery. This study investigates the pioneering Italian treatise on pituitary surgery, La Patologia Chirurgica dell'Ipofisi (Surgical Pathology of the Hypophysis), published in 1911 by Giovanni Verga (1879-1923), a surgeon from Pavía and one of Golgi's disciples. This little-known monograph compiles the earliest experience on pituitary surgery through the analysis of the first 50 procedures performed between 1903 and 1911...
May 27, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532906/first-report-of-coexistence-of-two-ectopic-pituitary-tumors-rathke-cleft-cyst-and-silent-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-adenoma
#10
Mirza Pojskić, Blazej Zbytek, Neal S Beckford, Frederick A Boop, Kenan I Arnautović
BACKGROUND: Rathke cleft cysts (RCCs) and pituitary adenomas (PAs) are thought to have a common embryonic ancestry; however, PAs with a concomitant RCC inside the sella turcica are rarely observed. Ectopic pituitary tumors are also rare. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present the case of a 65-year-old woman with an ectopic RCC in the sphenoid sinus and outside the sella turcica concomitant with an adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-staining, clinically silent PA. The patient had headache but no endocrine or visual disturbances...
August 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526958/-ectopic-suprasellar-type-iia-prl-secreting-pituitary-adenoma
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REVIEW
Heng-Jun Zhou, De-Sheng Pan, Xiao-Qun Ba, Ren-Ya Zhan, Xiu-Jue Zheng, Yue-Hui Ma
BACKGROUND: Ectopic pituitary adenomas (EPAs) are rare, and the suprasellar cistern seems to be the most common location. At this time, no detailed original classification, diagnosis, or treatment protocols for suprasellar pituitary adenomas (SPAs) have been described. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 19-year-old man showed visual disturbances and lack of libido for 3 years, he suffered a sharp decline in vision with only light perception in the last week. Magnetic resonance imaging scans revealed a large suprasellar cystic lesion with a normal pituitary in the sella turcica...
August 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437813/presenting-symptoms-of-pituitary-apoplexy
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Efstratios-Stylianos Pyrgelis, Ioannis Mavridis, Maria Meliou
The classical term "pituitary apoplexy" (PA) describes a clinical syndrome usually characterized by abrupt onset of headache accompanied by neurologic and/or endocrinologic deterioration due to sudden expansion of a mass within the sella turcica as a result of hemorrhage or infarction within a pituitary tumor and adjacent pituitary gland. PA is a medical emergency and a difficult diagnosis to establish. Thus this article reviews the presenting symptoms of PA patients to help clinicians recognize or at least suspect this critical condition early on...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401031/sella-turcica-measurements-on-lateral-cephalograms-of-patients-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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Reinhard E Friedrich, Johanna Baumann, Anna Suling, Hannah T Scheuer, Hanna A Scheuer
The aim of this study was to measure line segments and areas of sella turcica on lateral cephalograms with respect to the clinical diagnosis of facial phenotype of patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Special attention was given to correlate the measured values with certain tumour types that are typical for this disease. Material and methods: Lateral cephalograms of 194 individuals were investigated. Patients with NF1 were further divided according to the detection and topography of facial plexiform neurofibromas (PNF) taking into account the distribution pattern of the trigeminal nerve...
2017: GMS Interdisciplinary Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery DGPW
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387468/sella-turcica-bridging-and-dental-anomalies-is-there-an-association
#14
Andrea Scribante, Maria Francesca Sfondrini, Marco Cassani, Danilo Fraticelli, Sergio Beccari, Paola Gandini
BACKGROUND: Sella turcica bridging (STB), or calcification of the interclinoid ligament of sella turcica, has been reported to be associated with some dental anomalies (palatal canine impaction and transposition). HYPOTHESIS OR AIM: The aim of the study was to find any association between canine impaction, hyperdontia or hypodontia and sellar dimensions or bridging. DESIGN: Lateral cephalometric radiographs from 78 patients with impacted canines, 68 with dental agenesis and 17 with hyperdontia were collected...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257736/associations-among-sella-turcica-bridging-atlas-arcuate-foramen-ponticulus-posticus-development-atlas-posterior-arch-deficiency-and-the-occurrence-of-palatally-displaced-canine-impaction
#15
Mona Haji Ghadimi, Fariborz Amini, Shayesteh Hamedi, Vahid Rakhshan
INTRODUCTION: Head and neck skeletal anomalies or normal variants might predict the occurrence of palatally displaced impacted maxillary canines. Despite their clinical importance, studies in this regard are rare, especially when it comes to vertebral anomalies. METHODS: This case-control study was performed on cephalographs of 35 orthodontic patients (11 male, 24 female) with palatally displaced canines (PDC) and 75 patients without them (29 male, 46 female). PDC were diagnosed on panoramic and lateral cephalographs and from clinical reports...
March 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230567/magnetic-resonance-imaging-features-of-solitary-hypothalamitis
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Hua Zhang, Jing Wang, Yue Wu, Ying Tang, Ran Tao, Hongying Ye, Zhenwei Yao
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to characterize magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of solitary hypothalamitis and evaluate their clinical value in diagnosis. METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging scans, including T1-weighted imaging (T1WI), T2-weighted imaging (T2WI), and contrast-enhanced T1-weighted sequences, of 8 biopsy-proven hypothalamitis lesions were retrospectively analyzed along with MRI features including size, shape, signal intensity, enhancement pattern, correlation with adjacent tissues, and changes in infundibular stalk and sella turcica...
March 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229571/transnasal-transsphenoidal-brain-injury-by-a-fencing-foil-an-unusual-case-report-and-brief-literature-review
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Rafet Özay, Mehmet S Balkan, Çağhan Tönge, Zeki Şekerci
BACKGROUND: In this report, the authors present an unusual case of a 10-year-old child who suffered a severe headache and rhinorrhea that occurred as a result of fencing foil sports injury via transnasal-transsphenoidal (TNTS) pathway. METHODS: Following to trauma, the child had shown neurological symptoms such a pupil dilatation, change in consciousness and mild hemiparesia. Imaging demonstrated destruction of bone structures including posterior wall of sphenoid sinus and anterosuperior part of sella turcica, and also a contusion at right thalamic region...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217394/technical-nuances-of-subtemporal-approach-for-the-treatment-of-basilar-tip-aneurysm
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Vladimir S Nakov, Toma Y Spiriev, Ivan T Todorov, Plamen Simeonov
BACKGROUND: Basilar tip aneurysms are one of the most complex vascular lesions to treat surgically because of their location, depth of the approach, and close proximity of vital neurovascular structures such as the mesencephalon, cranial nerves, perforating arteries to the thalamus. There are different surgical approaches utilized to reach basilar tip aneurysms, namely, pterional, pretemporal, orbitozygomatic, subtemporal, and anterior petrosectomy. Each of them has its advantages and limitations...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120170/xanthomatous-hypophysitis-is-associated-with-ruptured-rathke-s-cleft-cyst
#19
Kai Duan, Sylvia L Asa, Daniel Winer, Zadeh Gelareh, Fred Gentili, Ozgur Mete
Xanthomatous hypophysitis is a rare inflammatory disease of the pituitary gland that can mimic a neoplastic lesion clinically and radiologically. Its pathogenesis remains largely unknown, although recent evidence suggests that pituitary inflammation may occur as a secondary reaction to mucous content released from a ruptured cyst. In a series of 1221 pituitary specimens, we identified seven cases of xanthomatous hypophysitis. Six patients had complete radiological and biochemical workup preoperatively: a cystic-appearing pituitary mass was identified in all six patients (100%) with a mean size of 2...
March 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018694/anterior-hypopituitarism-and-treatment-response-in-hunter-syndrome-a-comparison-of-two-patients
#20
Munier A Nour, Paola Luca, David Stephure, Xing-Chang Wei, Aneal Khan
Hypopituitarism is a clinically important diagnosis and has not previously been reported in Hunter syndrome. We contrast two cases with anatomic pituitary anomalies: one with anterior panhypopituitarism and the other with intact pituitary function. Patient 1, a 10-year-old boy with Hunter syndrome, was evaluated for poor growth and an ectopic posterior pituitary gland. Endocrine testing revealed growth hormone (GH) deficiency, secondary adrenal insufficiency, and tertiary hypothyroidism. An improvement in growth velocity with hormone replacement (GH, thyroxine, and corticosteroid) was seen; however, final adult height remained compromised...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
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