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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923226/intraoperative-tumoral-bleeding-of-hypervascular-medulloblastoma-after-ventricular-drainage-a-case-report
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Han-Seung Ryu, Tae-Young Jung, Moon-Soo Han, Seul-Ki Kim, Kyung-Hwa Lee
We report a rare case of intraoperative tumoral bleeding of a hypervascular medulloblastoma. A 12-year-old girl presented with dizziness and nausea. Brain magnetic resonance (MR) images revealed an approximately 4.2-cm enhanced mass on the cerebellar vermis associated with mild perilesional edema and increased cerebral blood volume. Angiography showed tumoral staining and developed occipital and circular dural sinuses in the venous phase. A suboccipital craniotomy was performed. To relieve the intracranial pressure, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) was drained via a lateral ventricular catheter in the occipital horn...
December 7, 2016: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867925/a-stable-secondary-gliosarcoma-with-extensive-systemic-metastases-a-case-report
#2
Tae-Min Choi, Young-Jun Cheon, Tae-Young Jung, Kyung-Hwa Lee
A 63-year-old man complained of intermittent motor weakness of his arm. The magnetic resonance image (MRI) of his brain displayed a high signal lesion in right cingulate gyrus on T2 weighted image. One year later, he showed a stuporous mental status with repeated seizures, and the follow-up brain MRI showed heterogeneously enhanced mass associated with bleeding. He was treated with surgery and radiotherapy for secondary glioblastomas in right cingulate gyrus. One year more later, a mass recurred on the left frontal base, and gliosarcoma was diagnosed...
October 2016: Brain Tumor Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857926/intracerebral-hemorrhagic-infarction-after-cranioplasty-in-a-patient-with-sinking-skin-flap-syndrome
#3
Jai-Hyuck Han, Mou-Seop Lee
The sinking skin flap syndrome (SSFS) is a rare complication after a large craniectomy. Hemorrhage infarction after a cranioplasty is a very rare complication with only 4 cases to date. We report a case of the patient who underwent an autologous cranioplasty to treat SSFS that developed intracerebral hemorrhage infarction. A 20-year-old male was admitted to our emergency department with stuporous mentality. Emergent decompressive craniectomy (DC) have done. He had suffered from SSFS and fever of unknown origin (FUO) since DC...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804185/early-post-transplant-hyperbilirubinemia-is-a-possible-predictive-factor-for-developing-neurological-complications-in-pediatric-living-donor-liver-transplant-patients-receiving-tacrolimus
#4
Kazushige Sato, Yoshinobu Kobayashi, Atsushi Nakamura, Daizo Fukushima, Susumu Satomi
The cause of post-transplant CNI-NCs is multifactorial and not ascribed solely to CNI toxicity. A total of 90 children (aged <20 years) who underwent LDLT were evaluated to investigate the predictive factors associated with CNI-NCs. Twelve patients (13.3%) developed CNI-NCs after LDLT (age range, 2-15 years). The symptoms of CNI-NCs were seizures, VD, and stupor. The median onset of CNI-NCs was 10 days (range, 5-30 days) post-transplant. In the univariate analysis, higher recipient age at LDLT, donor age and recipient's BW, lower actual GV/SLV and TAC dosage/BW, and higher mean T-Bil and sodium level for 7 days after transplantation were independently significantly associated with TAC-NCs...
November 1, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790400/delayed-consecutive-contralateral-thalamic-hemorrhage-after-spontaneous-thalamic-hemorrhage
#5
Ji Hun Han, Jin Pyeong Jeon, Hyuk Jai Choi, Jin Seo Yang, Suk Hyung Kang, Yong Jun Cho
Simultaneous or subsequent bilateral thalamic hemorrhagic events have ranged from 12 to 19 in prior reports, with a time lag between bilateral thalamic hemorrhage of up to two days. Herein, we report the first case of delayed (17 days) consecutive contralateral thalamic hemorrhage after spontaneous first thalamic hemorrhage. A 65-year-old female initially presented with a drowsy mentality with a left-side motor weakness (grade II/III). Brain computed tomography (CT) demonstrated right side thalamic and intraventricular hemorrhage...
June 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744500/some-unusual-forms-of-early-onset-postpartum-psychosis
#6
Ian Brockington
In addition to bipolar cycloid episodes, infective delirium and eclamptic psychosis, each of which has characteristic clinical features and course, brief episodes of delirium and stupor are also seen in the immediate aftermath of parturition. Several mothers have had similar episodes developing later in the first 10 days, and some have cyclical disorders with an unusual time base. Bipolar/cycloid disorders can start on day 1 or even earlier.
October 16, 2016: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737684/management-of-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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REVIEW
Charles L Francoeur, Stephan A Mayer
For patients who survive the initial bleeding event of a ruptured brain aneurysm, delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) is one of the most important causes of mortality and poor neurological outcome. New insights in the last decade have led to an important paradigm shift in the understanding of DCI pathogenesis. Large-vessel cerebral vasospasm has been challenged as the sole causal mechanism; new hypotheses now focus on the early brain injury, microcirculatory dysfunction, impaired autoregulation, and spreading depolarization...
October 14, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719852/functional-coma
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L Ludwig, L McWhirter, S Williams, C Derry, J Stone
Functional coma - here defined as a prolonged motionless dissociative attack with absent or reduced response to external stimuli - is a relatively rare presentation. In this chapter we examine a wide range of terms used to describe states of unresponsiveness in which psychologic factors are relevant to etiology, such as depressive stupor, catatonia, nonepileptic "pseudostatus," and factitious disorders, and discuss the place of functional or psychogenic coma among these. Historically, diagnosis of functional coma has sometimes been reached after prolonged investigation and exclusion of other diagnoses...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701753/gamma-aminobutyric-acid-gaba-receptor-agonists-for-acute-stroke
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REVIEW
Jia Liu, Lu-Ning Wang, Xin Ma, Xunming Ji
BACKGROUND: Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor agonists have been shown to have a neuroprotectant effect in reducing infarct size and improving functional outcome in animal models of cerebrovascular disease. However, the sedative effects of GABA receptor agonists have limited their wider application in people with acute stroke, due to the potential risk of stupor. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2013, and previously updated in 2014. OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy and safety of GABA receptor agonists in the treatment of acute stroke...
October 4, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671993/steak-and-stupor-seizures-and-e-coli-o157-infection
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Sherri A Braksick, Jennifer M Martinez-Thompson, Eelco F M Wijdicks
Neurological complications of haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) include altered states of consciousness, seizures, ischaemic stroke and encephalopathy. Adult-onset HUS is uncommon, and there is only a limited literature reporting neurological complications in this population. We report an adult with Shiga toxin-associated HUS complicated by focal-onset non-convulsive status epilepticus, who made a full neurological recovery.
September 26, 2016: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574610/electroconvulsive-therapy-and-or-plasmapheresis-in-autoimmune-encephalitis
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Jessica L Gough, Jan Coebergh, Brunda Chandra, Ramin Nilforooshan
Autoimmune encephalitis is a poorly understood condition that can present with a combination of neurological and psychiatric symptoms, either of which may predominate. There are many autoantibodies associated with a variety of clinical syndromes - anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate receptor (NMDAR) is the commonest. Currently, the most widely used therapy is prompt plasmapheresis and steroid treatment (and tumour resection if indicated), followed by second line immunosuppression if this fails. Given the growing awareness of autoimmune encephalitis as an entity, it is increasingly important that we consider it as a potential diagnosis in order to provide timely, effective treatment...
August 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27484878/brainstem-monitoring-in-the-neurocritical-care-unit-a-rationale-for-real-time-automated-neurophysiological-monitoring
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James L Stone, Julian E Bailes, Ahmed N Hassan, Brian Sindelar, Vimal Patel, John Fino
Patients with severe traumatic brain injury or large intracranial space-occupying lesions (spontaneous cerebral hemorrhage, infarction, or tumor) commonly present to the neurocritical care unit with an altered mental status. Many experience progressive stupor and coma from mass effects and transtentorial brain herniation compromising the ascending arousal (reticular activating) system. Yet, little progress has been made in the practicality of bedside, noninvasive, real-time, automated, neurophysiological brainstem, or cerebral hemispheric monitoring...
August 2, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27390576/spinal-anesthesia-facilitates-the-early-recognition-of-tur-syndrome
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REVIEW
Sam McGowan-Smyth, Nikhil Vasdev, Shan Gowrie-Mohan
OBJECTIVES: To investigate what clinical features typically present in transurethral resection (TUR) syndrome and to see which classically present first. The purpose of the study was to establish whether or not a particular method of anesthesia is preferred in detecting this syndrome in its early stages. METHODS: A total of 1,502 transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) over a 15 year period were reviewed to see which, if any, went on to experience this complication...
May 2016: Current Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27390207/catatonia-in-disulfiram-intoxication-a-case-report-and-a-brief-overview-of-the-literature
#14
Rozalia Takacs, Flora Milan, Gabor S Ungvari, Gabor Faludi, Gabor Gazdag
Catatonic syndromes could accompany a variety of psychiatric and medical conditions. The most common conditions underlying catatonia are affective disorders followed by schizophrenia, but several medical conditions including intoxications affecting the central nervous system can also present with catatonic signs and symptoms. Therapeutic doses of disulfiram could induce catatonia with or without accompanying psychosis or mood disorder. A case of disulfiram intoxication manifesting with catatonia is reported here together with a brief overview of the literature...
June 2016: Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27357337/prognosis-of-cerebral-lipiodol-embolism-caused-by-transarterial-chemoembolization
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Yen-Wei Pai, Peiyuan F Hsieh, Hsin Tung, Chun-Ying Wu, Congo T S Ching, Ming-Hong Chang
OBJECTIVES: Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) plays an essential role in the management of unresectable hepatocellular cell carcinoma and other hepatic neoplasms. Cerebral lipiodol embolism (CLE) is a rare complication of TACE and its prognostic factors have not been well studied. The aim of this paper was to elucidate the prognostic factors of CLE based on clinical data obtained from our patients and cases published since 2004. METHODS: We present two patients with CLE, analyze the clinical data, and review all CLE cases published since 2004...
October 2016: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27352047/acute-mental-change-and-hemiplegia-after-autologous-fat-injection
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Jun Ho Kang, Kyung Hye Park, Jung Soo Park
Autologous fat injection is a common procedure used for skin augmentation. It is known to be safe and simple, but severe complications have been reported at times. The authors observed a patient with acute large cerebral infarction including the territories of the anterior and middle cerebral arteries and optic nerve infarction developing after autologous fat transplantation. A 32-year-old woman was referred to the emergency room of our hospital due to sudden stupor. Thirty minutes earlier, she was undergoing cosmetic autologous fat injection into the glabella area by a plastic surgeon at a private clinic...
August 5, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27324861/severe-hypoglycemic-encephalopathy-due-to-hypoallergenic-formula-in-an-infant
#17
Erika Ogawa, Mika Ishige, Yuno Takahashi, Hiroko Kodama, Tatsuo Fuchigami, Shori Takahashi
A 7-month-old girl was brought to hospital due to vomiting. Upon admission, she was in a convulsive state and stupor with extremely low blood glucose. Head computed tomography showed brain edema, and comprehensive treatment for acute encephalopathy was initiated immediately. Severe hypoglycemia, metabolic acidosis, elevation of ammonia and serum transaminases and creatine kinase suggested metabolic decompensation. Infusion of a high-glucose solution containing vitamins, biotin, and l-carnitine resolved the metabolic crisis quickly, but brain damage was irreversible...
August 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27303109/successful-steroid-treatment-of-coma-induced-by-severe-spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension
#18
Shunsaku Goto, Tomotaka Ohshima, Taiki Yamamoto, Shinji Shimato, Toshihisa Nishizawa, Kyozo Kato
Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is a syndrome characterized by low cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure and postural headaches. It is a rare condition which may sometimes present with severe symptoms such as stupor or coma. The standard treatment protocol includes conservative measures such as bed rest, hydration, and steroids. However, severe cases may require invasive measures such as epidural blood patch (EBP), continuous epidural saline infusion, epidural fibrin glue, or surgical repair of the dural defect...
May 2016: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27298664/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-in-henoch-schonlein-purpura-and-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
#19
Kibriya Fidan, Yasar Kandur, Murat Ucar, Kivilcim Gucuyener, Oguz Soylemezoglu
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinico-radiological syndrome, composed of symptoms such as headache, seizures, visual disturbances, lethargy, confusion, stupor, focal neurologic findings and radiological findings of bilateral gray and white matter abnormalities suggestive of edema in the posterior regions of the cerebral hemispheres. PRES is associated with significant morbidity and mortality if it is not expeditiously recognized. Magnetic resonance image (MRI) represents the most sensitive imaging technique for recognizing PRES...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27274378/cardiac-arrest-due-to-intracranial-hypotension-following-pseudohypoxic-brain-swelling-induced-by-negative-suction-drainage-in-a-cranioplasty-patient-a-case-report
#20
Hyun-Soo Moon, Soo Kyung Lee, Su Ryun Kim, Seon Ju Kim
Pseudohypoxic brain swelling (PHBS) is known to be an uncommon event that may occur during and following an uneventful brain surgery, when negative suction drainage is used. The cerebrospinal fluid loss related to suction drainage can evoke intracranial hypotension that progress to PHBS. The main presentations of PHBS are sudden unexpected circulatory collapses, such as severe bradycardia, hypotension, cardiac arrest, consciousness deterioration and diffuse brain swelling as seen with brain computerized tomography (CT)...
June 2016: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
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