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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146726/endovascular-rescue-treatment-through-stent-positioning-after-surgical-clipping-of-intracranial-aneurysms-complicated-by-parent-artery-obstruction
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Giovanni Vitale, Giacomo Talenti, Joseph Gabrieli, Giacomo Cester, Alessandro Della Puppa, Francesco Causin
During aneurysm clipping, ischemic complications may occur and require a rescue treatment, usually surgical. We present two such cases that required urgent rescue treatment, performed through an endovascular route. Our first case presented with a non-ruptured right posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysm. After permanent clip positioning, occlusion of the PICA occurred. An unsuccessful attempt of clip repositioning was performed. We therefore positioned a stent obtaining complete flow restoration...
November 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131102/a-case-of-a-4-year-old-female-with-a-primary-spinal-malignancy-presenting-with-froin-s-syndrome
#2
Andrew T Hale, Gregory P Fricker, Travis W Crook
We report the case of a 4-year-old female with a primary extradural intramedullary atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) leading to a middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarct and Froin's syndrome. She presented with a 6-pound weight loss over the previous week, as well as a decreased urinary output and an altered mental status. She underwent a brain MRI that revealed a left MCA infarct, mild ventriculomegaly, and bilateral internal carotid artery, M1, and A1 stenosis. An external ventricular drain (EVD) was placed due to increased intracranial pressure...
November 2, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130668/-analysis-on-clinical-characteristic-and-risk-factors-of-patients-coexistence-of-cerebral-artery-stenosis-with-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysm
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Hai-Yan Zhao, Jin-Tao Han, Dong-Sheng Fan
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the incidence of intracranial unruptured aneurysms in patients with intracranial artery stenosis,clinical features,and investigate the risk factors for unruptured intracranial aneurysms. METHODS: Medical records from all patients performed with digital subtraction angiography (DSA) who had been treated at Peking University Third Hospital,China,from January 2012 to December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed to identify cases coexistence with cerebral artery stenosis and unruptured intracranial aneurysm...
September 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125024/wingspan-stent-delivery-catheter-fracture-and-the-trap-technique-for-endovascular-salvage
#4
Manoj Jagani, Huy M Do, Jeremy J Heit
Background Intracranial atherosclerotic disease may result in ischemic infarction and has a high rate of recurrent ischemic strokes despite medical therapy. Patients who fail medical therapy may undergo endovascular treatment with cerebral artery angioplasty and possible Wingspan stent placement. We present a unique case of Wingspan delivery microcatheter fracture that resulted in a retained foreign body and an endovascular salvage maneuver. Case description An elderly patient presented with an acute ischemic stroke due to a severe stenosis in the proximal left middle cerebral artery (MCA)...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118803/multimodal-therapy-for-non-superacute-vertebral-basilar-artery-occlusion
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Xiongjun He, Liang Zhang, Juan Yang, Hui Zheng, Kaifeng Li, Yajie Liu
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of multimodal therapy for patients with non-superacute vertebral basilar artery occlusion. Method: We performed a retrospective analysis of multimodal therapy for patients with vertebral basilar artery occlusion. All patients who were beyond the time window to receive intravenous thrombolysis and who had deterioration of symptoms after drug treatment received small-balloon dilatation of the occlusive artery to estimate vascular occlusion aetiology...
October 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113853/hyperkinetic-transient-ischemic-attacks-preceding-deep-ganglionic-infarction-in-a-patient-with-a-treated-parasellar-chondrosarcoma
#6
Michael W Ruff, Adip G Bhargav, Stephen W English, James P Klaas
A 44-year-old right-handed female with a past medical history of parasellar chondrosarcoma status post-surgical debulking and proton beam therapy (70 Gy) three years prior to presentation experienced several hours of brief, repetitive episodes of transient hemiballism and dystonia; this was followed by abrupt onset of fixed hemiparesis and dysarthria weeks later, ipsilateral to her prior hyperkinetic movements. She was found to have total occlusion of the right middle cerebral artery with focal stenosis of the proximal right A-1 segment of the anterior cerebral artery adjacent to the remnants of the chondrosarcoma...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107636/impact-of-side-branches-on-the-computation-of-fractional-flow-in-intracranial-arterial-stenosis-using-the-computational-fluid-dynamics-method
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Haipeng Liu, Linfang Lan, Xinyi Leng, Hing Lung Ip, Thomas W H Leung, Defeng Wang, Ka Sing Wong
BACKGROUND: Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) allows noninvasive fractional flow (FF) computation in intracranial arterial stenosis. Removal of small artery branches is necessary in CFD simulation. The consequent effects on FF value needs to be judged. METHODS: An idealized vascular model was built with 70% focal luminal stenosis. A branch with one third or one half of the radius of the parent vessel was added at a distance of 5, 10, 15 and 20 mm to the lesion...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102392/brachiocephalic-arterial-occlusive-disease-presenting-as-limb-shaking-transient-ischemic-attacks
#8
Eric D Goldstein, Rocco Cannistraro, Stephen English, Rocio Vazquez Do Campo, Benjamin Eidelman
Limb-shaking transient ischemic attacks (LSTIAs) are a phenomenon that occurs due to transient hypoperfusion to a cerebral motor territory with a chronically outstripped autoregulatory vascular reserve. First described in 1962 by Miller Fisher, the pathogenesis and the global understanding of this presentation have undergone a significant advancement throughout the years. Typically, patients will present with this syndrome of transient hypoperfusion in the context of extracranial carotid intrinsic vessel stenosis or by intracranial vascular stenosis to select motor pathways...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098320/iatrogenic-vessel-dissection-in-endovascular-treatment-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Barbara Goeggel Simonetti, Justine Hulliger, Etienne Mathier, Simon Jung, Urs Fischer, Hakan Sarikaya, Johannes Slotboom, Gerhard Schroth, Pasquale Mordasini, Jan Gralla, Marcel Arnold
PURPOSE: Knowledge about the localization and outcome of iatrogenic dissection (ID) during endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is limited. We aimed to determine the frequency, clinical aspects and morphology of ID in endovascular AIS treatment and to identify predictors of this complication. METHODS: Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) of ID carried out during endovascular treatment between January 2000 and March 2012 have been re-evaluated. The ID localization and morphology were analyzed and related to the interventional techniques...
November 2, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089414/flow-diversion-for-anterior-choroidal-artery-acha-aneurysms-a-multi-institutional-experience
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Visish M Srinivasan, Michael George Zaki Ghali, Jacob Cherian, Maxim Mokin, Ajit S Puri, Ramesh Grandhi, Stephen R Chen, Jeremiah N Johnson, Peter Kan
BACKGROUND: Anterior choroidal artery (AChA) aneurysms represent a small subset of cerebral aneurysms. The Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) has been successfully applied to various aneurysms of the supraclinoid internal carotid artery (ICA). The treatment of these aneurysms requires special attention due to the eloquent territory supplied by the AChA. We report the largest and first dedicated series of flow diversion treatment of AChA aneurysms. METHODS: Four institutional neurointerventional databases were reviewed for cases of intracranial aneurysms treated with PED...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084065/recent-advances-in-the-management-of-symptomatic-vertebral-artery-stenosis
#11
Anna M Drazyk, Hugh S Markus
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Vertebrobasilar stenosis accounts for 20% of posterior circulation strokes and is associated with high risk of early stroke recurrence. We review data from randomized controlled trials examining whether stenting may reduce this risk, including the recently published Vertebral Artery Ischaemia Stenting Trial (VIST). RECENT FINDINGS: VIST and VAST (Vertebral Artery Stenting Trial), having recruited both intracranial and extracranial vertebral stenosis and showed a low rate of perioperative stroke for extracranial (0 and 2%, respectively), but a higher rate for intracranial stenosis (15 and 22%, respectively)...
October 27, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083523/mri-of-plaque-characteristics-and-relationship-with-downstream-perfusion-and-cerebral-infarction-in-patients-with-symptomatic-middle-cerebral-artery-stenosis
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Shan-Shan Lu, Song Ge, Chun-Qiu Su, Jun Xie, Jian Mao, Hai-Bin Shi, Xun-Ning Hong
BACKGROUND: Intracranial plaque characteristics are associated with stroke events. Differences in plaque features may explain the disconnect between stenosis severity and the presence of ischemic stroke. PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between plaque characteristics and downstream perfusion changes, and their contribution to the occurrence of cerebral infarction beyond luminal stenosis. STUDY TYPE: Case control. SUBJECTS: Forty-six patients with symptomatic middle cerebral artery (MCA) stenosis (with acute cerebral infarction, n = 30; without acute cerebral infarction, n = 16)...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056405/concomitant-asymptomatic-intracranial-atherosclerotic-stenosis-increase-the-30-day-risk-of-stroke-in-patients-undergoing-symptomatic-intracranial-atherosclerotic-stenosis-stenting
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Jin Zhao, Xiaohui Li, Lu-Xiang Chi, Bing-Wu Ma, Yan-Hui Du, Gui-Sheng Chen, Hua-Dong Zhou, Jing-Cheng Li, Xiao-Jiang Jiang, Qing-Wu Yang, Xiong-Fei Zhao, Xiao-Feng Yao
BACKGROUND: In the Stenting and Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Stenosis (SAMMPRIS) trial, 19.1% of ischemic strokes occurred out of the territory of previously symptomatic stenosis during the mean follow-up period of 23.4 months. However, it is unknown how many ischemic strokes were due to a previously asymptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis (ICAS). The objective of this study was to investigate whether the concomitant asymptomatic ICAS influences the outcome of patients undergoing symptomatic ICAS stenting...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044753/development-of-a-quantitative-intracranial-vascular-features-extraction-tool-on-3d-mra-using-semiautomated-open-curve-active-contour-vessel-tracing
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Li Chen, Mahmud Mossa-Basha, Niranjan Balu, Gador Canton, Jie Sun, Kristi Pimentel, Thomas S Hatsukami, Jenq-Neng Hwang, Chun Yuan
PURPOSE: To develop a quantitative intracranial artery measurement technique to extract comprehensive artery features from time-of-flight MR angiography (MRA). METHODS: By semiautomatically tracing arteries based on an open-curve active contour model in a graphical user interface, 12 basic morphometric features and 16 basic intensity features for each artery were identified. Arteries were then classified as one of 24 types using prediction from a probability model...
October 17, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037013/angioplasty-stenting-and-other-potential-treatments-of-atherosclerotic-stenosis-of-the-intracranial-arteries-past-present-and-future
#15
REVIEW
Ashley Wabnitz, Marc Chimowitz
Although there is an intuitive appeal to treat symptomatic stenotic intracranial arteries with endovascular therapies such as angioplasty and stenting, current data from randomized trials show intensive medical therapy is far superior for preventing stroke. This is in large part due to the high risk of peri-procedural stroke from angioplasty and stenting. If angioplasty and stenting is to emerge as a proven treatment for intracranial stenosis, endovascular techniques will need to become much safer, identification of patients with intracranial stenosis who are at particularly high risk of stroke despite intensive medical therapy will need to be targeted, and well-designed randomized trials will be necessary to show endovascular therapy is superior to medical therapy in these high-risk patients...
September 2017: Journal of Stroke
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037012/medical-treatment-of-intracranial-atherosclerosis-an-update
#16
REVIEW
Jong S Kim, Oh Young Bang
For patients with symptomatic intracranial atherosclerosis (ICAS), antithrombotic agents are the mainstay of therapy. Anticoagulation (warfarin) is not widely used since it is not more effective than aspirin and carries a high risk of bleeding. New oral anticoagulants are showing promise, but their use has not been investigated in appropriate clinical trials. Since the recurrent stroke risk is high with aspirin monotherapy, dual antiplatelets are considered in the early stage of symptomatic ICAS. Based on the Clopidogrel in High-Risk Patients with Acute Nondisabling Cerebrovascular Events (CHANCE) and Stenting and Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Stenosis (SAMMPRIS) results, aspirin plus clopidogrel has been recommended...
September 2017: Journal of Stroke
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021314/augmented-3d-venous-navigation-for-neuroendovascular-procedures
#17
Raphaël Blanc, Robert Fahed, Pascal Roux, Stanislas Smajda, Gabriele Ciccio, Jean-Philippe Desilles, Hocine Redjem, Mikael Mazighi, Humain Baharvahdat, Michel Piotin
BACKGROUND: Endovascular venous access is increasingly used for the treatment of many cerebrovascular diseases. The quality of venous roadmapping through arterial injection can be problematic because of contrast media dilution, slow flow velocity, and unilateral opacification of the venous system. OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience with the VesselNavigator (Philips Healthcare, Best, The Netherlands) in performing live 3D roadmapping for intracranial venous procedures...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021311/acute-ischemic-stroke-with-tandem-lesions-technical-endovascular-management-and-clinical-outcomes-from-the-escape-trial
#18
Zarina Assis, Bijoy K Menon, Mayank Goyal, Andrew M Demchuk, Jai Shankar, Jeremy L Rempel, Daniel Roy, Alexander Y Poppe, Victor Yang, Cheemun Lum, Dar Dowlatshahi, John Thornton, Hana Choe, Paul A Burns, Donald F Frei, Blaise W Baxter, Michael D Hill
BACKGROUND: Tandem occlusions of the extracranial carotid and intracranial carotid or middle cerebral artery have a particularly poor prognosis without treatment. Several management strategies have been used with no clear consensus recommendations. We examined subjects with tandem occlusions enrolled in the ESCAPE trial and their outcomes. METHODS: Data are from the ESCAPE trial. Additional data were sought on interventions for each subject. RESULTS: There were 54 (17%) subjects with tandem extracranial and intracranial occlusions...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983441/high-value-care-in-the-evaluation-of-stroke
#19
Prakrity Urja, Eric H Nippoldt, Virginia Barak, Carrie Valenta
Value-based care emphasizes achieving the greatest overall health benefit for every dollar spent. We present an interesting case of stroke, which made us consider how frequently health care providers are utilizing value-based care. A 73-year-old Caucasian, who was initially admitted for a hypertensive emergency, was transferred to our facility for worsening slurring of speech and left-sided weakness. The patient had an extensive chronic cerebrovascular disease, including multiple embolic type strokes, mainly in the distribution of the right temporal-occipital cerebral artery and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs)...
August 1, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974634/one-year-outcomes-after-minor-stroke-or-high-risk-transient-ischemic-attack-korean-multicenter-stroke-registry-analysis
#20
MULTICENTER STUDY
Hong-Kyun Park, Beom Joon Kim, Moon-Ku Han, Jong-Moo Park, Kyusik Kang, Soo Joo Lee, Jae Guk Kim, Jae-Kwan Cha, Dae-Hyun Kim, Hyun-Wook Nah, Tai Hwan Park, Sang-Soon Park, Kyung Bok Lee, Jun Lee, Keun-Sik Hong, Yong-Jin Cho, Byung-Chul Lee, Kyung-Ho Yu, Mi-Sun Oh, Joon-Tae Kim, Kang-Ho Choi, Dong-Eog Kim, Wi-Sun Ryu, Jay Chol Choi, Saga Johansson, Su Jin Lee, Won Hee Lee, Ji Sung Lee, Juneyoung Lee, Hee-Joon Bae
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients with minor ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack are at high risk of recurrent stroke and vascular events, which are potentially disabling or fatal. This study aimed to evaluate contemporary subsequent vascular event risk after minor ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack in Korea. METHODS: Patients with minor ischemic stroke or high-risk transient ischemic attack admitted within 7 days of symptom onset were identified from a Korean multicenter stroke registry database...
November 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
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