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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919562/operative-management-of-distal-anterior-cerebral-artery-aneurysms-through-a-mini-anterior-interhemispheric-approach
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Alejandro Monroy, Edgar Nathal, Albert L Rhoton
BACKGROUND: Distal anterior cerebral artery (DACA) aneurysms, also referred to as pericallosal artery aneurysms, are present in 1.5 to 9% of all intracranial aneurysms. This study aims to describe the importance of the microsurgical anatomy of the DACA and demonstrate the surgical nuances for handling DACA aneurysms, with a minimally invasive surgical technique METHODS: We retrospectively and descriptively analyzed a series of aneurysm cases performed at the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery-Mexico City...
September 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866349/individual-differences-in-regional-cortical-volumes-across-the-life-span-are-associated-with-regional-optical-measures-of-arterial-elasticity
#2
Antonio M Chiarelli, Mark A Fletcher, Chin Hong Tan, Kathy A Low, Edward L Maclin, Benjamin Zimmerman, Tania Kong, Alexander Gorsuch, Gabriele Gratton, Monica Fabiani
Aging is often accompanied by changes in brain anatomy and cerebrovascular health. However, the specific relationship between declines in regional cortical volumes and loss of cerebral arterial elasticity is less clear, as only global or very localized estimates of cerebrovascular health have been available. Here we employed a novel tomographic optical method (pulse-DOT) to derive local estimates of cerebral arterial elasticity and compared regional volumetric estimates (obtained with FreeSurfer) with optical arterial elasticity estimates from the same regions in 47 healthy adults (aged 18-75)...
September 1, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844548/direct-common-carotid-artery-puncture-for-endovascular-treatment-of-acute-large-vessel-ischemic-stroke-in-a-patient-with-aortic-coarctation
#3
Adam D Roche, Blathnaid Murphy, Niamh Adams, Richard Sheahan, Paul Brennan, Seamus Looby
Coarctation of the aorta is a condition that typically presents in childhood as a congenital malformation. This report describes a case of acute right middle cerebral artery ischemic stroke, which occurred in a patient with aortic coarctation that remained undiagnosed until her eighth decade. Complex anatomical variant presented a significant technical challenge in establishing endovascular access for mechanical thrombectomy using standard femoral, brachial, or radial artery approaches. Direct right common carotid puncture was performed successfully with subsequent reperfusion and full neurological recovery...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838118/efficacy-of-endoscopic-fluorescein-video-angiography-in-aneurysm-surgery-novel-and-innovative-assessment-of-vascular-blood-flow-in-the-dead-angles-of-the-microscope
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Koji Hashimoto, Hiroyuki Kinouchi, Hideyuki Yoshioka, Kazuya Kanemaru, Masakazu Ogiwara, Takashi Yagi, Takuma Wakai, Yuichiro Fukumoto
BACKGROUND: In aneurysm surgery, assessment of the blood flow around the aneurysm is crucial. Recently, intraoperative fluorescence video angiography has been widely adopted for this purpose. However, the observation field of this procedure is limited to the microscopic view, and it is difficult to visualize blood flow obscured by the skull base anatomy, parent arteries, and aneurysm. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the efficacy of a new small-caliber endoscopic fluorescence video angiography system employing sodium fluorescein in aneurysm surgery for the first time...
August 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826714/internal-maxillary-artery-to-upper-posterior-circulation-bypass-using-a-superficial-temporal-artery-graft-surgical-anatomy-and-feasibility-assessment
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Ali Tayebi Meybodi, Michael T Lawton, Roberto Rodriguez Rubio, Sonia Yousef, Xiaoming Guo, Xuequan Feng, Arnau Benet
BACKGROUND: Revascularization of the upper posterior circulation (UPC), including the superior cerebellar [SCA] and posterior cerebral arteries [PCA], may be necessary as part of the surgical treatment of complex UPC aneurysms or vertebrobasilar insufficiency. The existing bypass options have relative advantages and disadvantages. However, the use of a superficial temporal artery graft (STAg) in a bypass from the internal maxillary artery (IMA) to the UPC has not been previously assessed...
August 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808799/transorbital-endoscopic-approach-for-exposure-of-the-sylvian-fissure-middle-cerebral-artery-and-crural-cistern-an-anatomical-study
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João Paulo Almeida, Armando S Ruiz-Treviño, Sathwik R Shetty, Sacit B Omay, Vijay K Anand, Theodore H Schwartz
BACKGROUND: The availability of minimal access instrumentation and endoscopic visualization has revolutionized the field of minimally invasive skull base surgery. The transorbital endoscopic approach using an eyelid incision has been proposed as a new minimally invasive technique for the treatment of skull base pathology, mostly extradural tumors. Our study aims to evaluate the anatomical aspects and potential role of the transorbital endoscopic approach for exposure of the sylvian fissure, middle cerebral artery and crural cistern...
August 14, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748256/bioresorbable-vascular-scaffolds-in-interventional-neuroradiology
#7
Anil Arat, Ergun Daglioglu, Ilkay Akmangit, Ahmet Peker, Murat Arsava, Mehmet Akif Topcuoglu, Deniz Belen
PURPOSE: Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) have changed practice patterns in cardiology. These resorbable stents have not yet been utilized in the cerebrovascular circulation. We report the initial experiences with these devices in interventional neuroradiology. METHODS: A retrospective review of clinical presentations, imaging findings and follow-up results of all patients treated using a BVS by our neurovascular team was carried out using hospital electronic charts and the hospital radiographic archive system...
July 26, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739393/rat-brain-digital-stereotaxic-white-matter-atlas-with-fine-tract-delineation-in-paxinos-space-and-its-automated-applications-in-dti-data-analysis
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Shengxiang Liang, Shang Wu, Qi Huang, Shaofeng Duan, Hua Liu, Yuxiao Li, Shujun Zhao, Binbin Nie, Baoci Shan
PURPOSE: To automatically analyze diffusion tensor images of the rat brain via both voxel-based and ROI-based approaches, we constructed a new white matter atlas of the rat brain with fine tracts delineation in the Paxinos and Watson space. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Unlike in previous studies, we constructed a digital atlas image from the latest edition of the Paxinos and Watson. This atlas contains 111 carefully delineated white matter fibers. A white matter network of rat brain based on anatomy was constructed by locating the intersection of all these tracts and recording the nuclei on the pathway of each white matter tract...
July 21, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678575/ischemic-white-matter-lesions-associated-with-medullary-arteries-classification-of-mri-findings-based-on-the-anatomic-arterial-distributions
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Toshiaki Akashi, Shoki Takahashi, Shunji Mugikura, Shiho Sato, Takaki Murata, Atsushi Umetsu, Kei Takase
OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this article are to describe the important role of the medullary arteries in the pathogenesis of cerebral vascular disease and to present a classification of MRI findings of ischemic white matter lesions for use in elucidating pathogenesis. CONCLUSION: From the viewpoint of the anatomy of the medullary arteries, the pattern of medullary artery-related ischemic changes and infarcts can be classified into four types: 1, ischemic leukoaraiosis; 2, infarcts involving individual medullary arteries; 3, watershed infarcts; and 4, territorial infarcts...
July 5, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626075/sex-differences-in-vascular-physiology-and-pathophysiology-estrogen-and-androgen-signaling-in-health-and-disease
#10
Austin C Boese, Seong Chul Kim, Ke-Jie Yin, Jean-Pyo Lee, Milton H Hamblin
Sex differences between women and men are often overlooked and underappreciated when studying the cardiovascular system. It has been long assumed that men and women are physiologically similar, and this notion has resulted in females being clinically evaluated and treated for cardiovascular pathophysiological complications as males. Currently, there is increased recognition of fundamental sex differences in cardiovascular function, anatomy, cell signaling, and pathophysiology. NIH has enacted guidelines expressly to gain knowledge about ways the sexes differ in both normal function and diseases at the various research levels (molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, system)...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574040/-use-of-a-filtering-protective-device-during-angioplasty-and-stenting-of-the-brachiocephalic-trunk
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V N Tsygankov, A M Frantsevich
The authors carried out a pilot study aimed at assessing the possibility and efficacy of using filtering systems for protection of cerebral arteries from distal embolism during angioplasty and stenting of the brachiocephalic trunk. A total of five patients presenting with lesions of the brachiocephalic trunk underwent 5 roentgenoendovascular interventions with the use of the filtering protective device Spider FX. Angiographic and clinical success was achieved in 100% of cases. Particles of debris were obtained from the protective device in all cases...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565990/transcirculation-pipeline-embolization-device-deployment-a-rescue-technique
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Edison P Valle-Giler, Elias Atallah, Stavropoula Tjoumakaris, Robert H Rosenwasser, Pascal Jabbour
The Pipeline embolization device (PED) has become a very important tool in the treatment of nonruptured cerebral aneurysms. However, a patient's difficult anatomy or vascular stenosis may affect the device delivery. The purpose of this article was to describe an alternate technique for PED deployment when ipsilateral anatomy is not amenable for catheter navigation. A 44-year-old woman with a symptomatic 6-mm right superior hypophyseal artery aneurysm and a known history of right internal carotid artery dissection presented for PED treatment of her aneurysm...
June 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556192/microsurgical-anatomy-of-the-maxillary-artery-for-extracranial-intracranial-bypass-in-the-pterygopalatine-segment-of-the-maxillary-artery
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O Akiyama, A Güngör, E H Middlebrooks, A Kondo, H Arai
The extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass using the maxillary artery (MA) has been successfully completed using a radial artery graft but the complicated anatomy and narrow exposure make it difficult. The purpose of this article is to define the microsurgical exposure of the MA through the middle fossa and describe the branches, diameter, and length of the MA available for the EC-IC bypass in the sphenopalatine fossa and anterior part of the infratemporal fossa. 5 cadaveric specimens were dissected bilaterally (10 MA dissections) to define the microsurgical anatomy of the MA through an intracranial approach...
May 27, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552132/surgical-management-of-cerebral-dural-arteriovenous-fistulae
#14
Martin J Rutkowski, Brian Jian, Michael T Lawton
Dural arteriovenous fistulae are high flow, low resistance intracranial vascular malformations defined by an aberrant connection between an artery and dural vein or sinus. Symptomatology and presentation are highly dependent on location, generally categorized as supratentorial, tentorial, or infratentorial, and consist primarily of sequelae secondary to local venous hypertension, insufficiency, and cortical venous reflux. Surgery is generally reserved for high risk or persistently symptomatic lesions that are unamenable or unresponsive to endovascular therapy...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541503/reduced-efficacy-of-the-pipeline-embolization-device-in-the-treatment-of-posterior-communicating-region-aneurysms-with-fetal-posterior-cerebral-artery-configuration
#15
Anil K Roy, Brian M Howard, Diogo C Haussen, Joshua W Osbun, Sameer H Halani, Susana L Skukalek, Frank Tong, Raul G Nogueira, Jacques E Dion, Charles M Cawley, Jonathan A Grossberg
BACKGROUND: Aneurysms at the origin of the posterior communicating artery (PcommA) have been demonstrated to be effectively treated with the pipeline embolization device (PED). Much less is known about the efficacy of the PED for aneurysms associated with a fetal posterior cerebral artery (fPCA) variant. OBJECTIVE: To study PED treatment efficacy of PcommA aneurysms, including fPCA aneurysms. METHODS: A prospectively maintained university database of aneurysm patients treated with the PED was retrospectively reviewed...
May 25, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521360/exposure-of-the-external-carotid-artery-through-the-posterior-triangle-of-the-neck-a-novel-approach-to-facilitate-bypass-procedures-to-the-posterior-cerebral-circulation
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Ali Tayebi Meybodi, Michael T Lawton, Pooneh Mokhtari, Olivia Kola, Ivan H El-Sayed, Arnau Benet
BACKGROUND: The external carotid artery (ECA) is the main high-flow donor for extracranial-intracranial revascularization procedures. However, anatomic restraints limit the availability of ECA in posterior exposures of the craniocervical junction aimed for bypass to distal vertebral artery segments. OBJECTIVE: To examine the feasibility and safety of exposure of the ECA through the posterior triangle of the neck. METHODS: A preliminary feasibility study on the posterior neck exposure of the ECA was performed in 1 cadaveric head (2 sides) followed by a morphometric study on 9 cadaveric heads (18 sides)...
June 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494642/normal-anatomy-and-variations-in-the-confluence-of-sinuses-using-digital-subtraction-angiography
#17
Yaqin Cheng, William A Li, Xingjuan Fan, Xiaohua Li, Jian Chen, Yan Wu, Ran Meng, Xunming Ji
OBJECTIVES: The configuration of the confluence of sinuses differs not only between individuals, but also between the two brain hemispheres, making the anatomical classification of this region difficult. In this study, we evaluated the anatomy of the confluence of sinuses and ascertained the accuracy and usefulness of digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in the evaluation of cerebral veins. METHODS: Bilateral carotid and vertebral artery angiographies were performed in 500 adult patients to evaluate the anatomy of the confluence of sinuses and contributory venous sinuses...
June 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439406/angiographic-anatomy-of-the-extracranial-and-intracranial-portions-of-the-internal-carotid-arteries-in-donkeys
#18
Nurul Hayah Khairuddin, Martin Sullivan, Patrick J Pollock
BACKGROUND: In horses, the extracranial and intracranial pathway of the internal carotid artery has been described. The extracranial pathway of the internal carotid artery begins at the carotid termination and runs on the dorsal surface of the medial compartment of the guttural pouch. Thereafter the internal carotid artery passes through the foramen lacerum to continue intracranially, forming part of the rostrolateral quadrants of the cerebral arterial circle (Circle of Willis). The objectives of this study were to define and record the anatomy of the carotid arterial tree and the internal carotid artery in donkeys using angiographic techniques...
2017: Irish Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400487/vascular-anatomy-predicts-the-risk-of-cerebral-ischemia-in-patients-randomized-to-carotid-stenting-versus-endarterectomy
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Mandy D Müller, Frank J Ahlhelm, Alexander von Hessling, David Doig, Paul J Nederkoorn, Sumaira Macdonald, Philippe A Lyrer, Aad van der Lugt, Jeroen Hendrikse, Christoph Stippich, H Bart van der Worp, Toby Richards, Martin M Brown, Stefan T Engelter, Leo H Bonati
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Complex vascular anatomy might increase the risk of procedural stroke during carotid artery stenting (CAS). Randomized controlled trial evidence that vascular anatomy should inform the choice between CAS and carotid endarterectomy (CEA) has been lacking. METHODS: One-hundred eighty-four patients with symptomatic internal carotid artery stenosis who were randomly assigned to CAS or CEA in the ICSS (International Carotid Stenting Study) underwent magnetic resonance (n=126) or computed tomographic angiography (n=58) at baseline and brain magnetic resonance imaging before and after treatment...
May 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379506/morphological-and-hemodynamic-differences-between-aneurysmal-middle-cerebral-artery-bifurcation-and-contralateral-nonaneurysmal-anatomy
#20
Jianping Song, Fengping Zhu, Yi Qian, Chubin Ou, Jiajun Cai, Xiang Zou, Zehan Wu, Wei Zhu, Liang Chen, Ying Mao
BACKGROUND: The morphological and hemodynamic features differ between middle cerebral artery (MCA) bifurcations with and without aneurysms. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the morphological and hemodynamic differences between aneurysmal MCA bifurcation and contralateral nonaneurysmal anatomy. METHODS: Computed tomography angiography of 36 patients with unilateral small saccular MCA bifurcation aneurysms was evaluated. The parent-daughter angles (φ1 for larger branch and φ2 for smaller branch), bifurcation angle (φ = φ1 + φ2), inclination angle (γ angle), and their relationships with the MCA bifurcation locations were analyzed...
March 30, 2017: Neurosurgery
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