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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338934/systematic-review-of-the-safety-and-effectiveness-of-peripheral-neurostimulation-of-the-sphenopalatine-ganglion-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-chronic-cluster-headache
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L M Sánchez-Gómez, M Polo-deSantos, A Pinel-González, C Oreja-Guevara, S Luengo-Matos
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to assess the safety and effectiveness of peripheral neurostimulation of the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) in the treatment of refractory chronic cluster headache. DEVELOPMENT: Various medical databases were used to perform a systematic review of the scientific literature. The search for articles continued until 31 October 2016, and included clinical trials, systematic reviews and/or meta-analyses, health technology assessment reports, and clinical practice guidelines that included measurements of efficiency/effectiveness or adverse effects associated with the treatment...
January 12, 2018: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325594/treatment-of-persistent-allergic-rhinitis-via-acupuncture-at-the-sphenopalatine-acupoint-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#2
Jiaoping Mi, Xinye Chen, Xiaoyan Lin, Jianling Guo, Hongtao Chen, Liao Wei, Haiyu Hong
BACKGROUND: Allergic rhinitis is a common respiratory disease. Acupuncture is used to treat it in traditional Chinese medicine, and generally, the L120, ST2 and ST36 acupoints are selected in clinical practice. We report a new method of acupuncture at the sphenopalatine acupoint (SPA) for treatment of persistent allergic rhinitis (PAR). The effect of this treatment was investigated using two different needling depths. The efficacy of this treatment was associated with accurate stimulation of the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG)...
January 11, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285576/sphenopalatine-ganglion-block-radiofrequency-ablation-and-neurostimulation-%C3%A2-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Kwo Wei David Ho, Rene Przkora, Sanjeev Kumar
BACKGROUND: Sphenopalatine ganglion is the largest collection of neurons in the calvarium outside of the brain. Over the past century, it has been a target for interventional treatment of head and facial pain due to its ease of access. Block, radiofrequency ablation, and neurostimulation have all been applied to treat a myriad of painful syndromes. Despite the routine use of these interventions, the literature supporting their use has not been systematically summarized. This systematic review aims to collect and summarize the level of evidence supporting the use of sphenopalatine ganglion block, radiofrequency ablation and neurostimulation...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280696/surgical-and-interventional-radiological-management-of-adult-epistaxis-systematic-review
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REVIEW
C Swords, A Patel, M E Smith, R J Williams, I Kuhn, C Hopkins
BACKGROUND: There is variation regarding the use of surgery and interventional radiological techniques in the management of epistaxis. This review evaluates the effectiveness of surgical artery ligation compared to direct treatments (nasal packing, cautery), and that of embolisation compared to direct treatments and surgery. METHOD: A systematic review of the literature was performed using a standardised published methodology and custom database search strategy...
December 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251523/perivascular-neurotransmitters-regulation-of-cerebral-blood-flow-and-role-in-primary-headaches
#5
Simona D Frederiksen, Kristian A Haanes, Karin Warfvinge, Lars Edvinsson
In order to understand the nature of the relationship between cerebral blood flow (CBF) and primary headaches, we have conducted a literature review with particular emphasis on the role of perivascular neurotransmitters. Primary headaches are in general considered complex polygenic disorders (genetic and environmental influence) with pathophysiological neurovascular alterations. Identified candidate headache genes are associated with neuro- and gliogenesis, vascular development and diseases, and regulation of vascular tone...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219746/development-of-two-surgical-approaches-to-the-pituitary-gland-in-the-horse
#6
James L Carmalt, Brian A Scansen
BACKGROUND: Current treatment of equine PPID requires daily oral medication, which is expensive and difficult from a management perspective. A minimally invasive surgical palliation of this chronic condition is appealing because it is envisioned to be a single treatment which, while not curative, will alleviate the clinical signs of disease dramatically thereby improving the welfare of the horse. OBJECTIVE: To develop a surgical approach to the equine pituitary gland, for subsequent treatment of pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction...
December 8, 2017: Veterinary Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166425/anatomy-of-the-sphenopalatine-artery-and-its-implications-for-transnasal-neurosurgery
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M Eordogh, A Grimm, I Gawish, L Patonay, R Reisch, H R Briner, G Baksa
BACKGROUND: The knowledge of sinonasal vasculature is inevitable in transnasal neurosurgery. We performed an anatomical study on the sphenopalatine artery from the perspective of skull base procedures. METHODOLOGY: To analyse the anatomical landmarks of the sphenopalatine artery, arterial skull corrosion casts (26 head halves) underwent endoscopic transnasal phantom surgery. Furthermore, we performed microsurgical dissection on formaldehyde-fixated cadavers with arterial perfusion (14 head halves) as well as studied Cone Beam CT-scans of anonymised patients and cadavers (115 head sides)...
November 22, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159688/correction-to-sphenopalatine-ganglion-block-in-the-management-of-chronic-headaches
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Jeffrey Mojica, Bi Mo, Andrew Ng
The original version of this article contains an error in an author's first name. The spelling of Dr. Mojica's first name should read "Jeffrey" instead of "Jeffery."
November 20, 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131280/the-sphenopalatine-foramen-in-man-anatomical-radiological-and-endoscopic-study
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Ehab Abdel Aziz El-Shaarawy, Sherif S Hassan
BACKGROUND: Epistaxis is a frequent problem otorhinolaryngologists faces of in their practice. The variations of the sphenopalatine foramen and consequently the artery may be one of the major sources of such bleeding. AIM OF THE WORK: The present work aimed at to localize the site of sphenopalatine foramen and also to illustrate its different shapes, number and any other variation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the current study, twenty adult skulls of both sexes with total 40 half skulls were used in addition to 20 heads of adult living subjects of both sexes aged between 30-60 years examined with multislice helical CT with 3-D reconstruction of SPF...
November 13, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119835/incidental-ethmoidal-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-coexisting-with-a-pituitary-adenoma-exacerbating-post-transsphenoidal-epistaxis
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Keisuke Yoshida, Raita Fukaya, Masahito Fukuchi, Yoshihiko Hiraga, Shinya Ichimura, Koji Fuji
A 64 year-old man with pituitary adenoma developed massive epistaxis after an uneventful endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery. Angiography showed extravasation from the sphenopalatine artery, to which embolisation was performed. An incidentally coexisting ethmoidal dural arteriovenous fistula supplied by the ophthalmic artery aberrantly originated from the middle meningeal artery caused increased haemorrhage.
November 9, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109836/pedicle-flaps-contribute-to-endoscopic-skull-base-surgery-and-facial-soft-tissue-repair-the-diuturnity-of-johannes-fredericus-samuel-esser-1877-1946
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Richard A Pollock, M Douglas Gossman
Pedicle flaps based on the external maxillary (facial) artery were introduced during the World War I, precisely a century ago. Today they remain effective tools in facial soft-tissue repair. Recently, pedicle flaps based on the internal maxillary (sphenopalatine) artery have been chosen to reliably close dural defects after endoscopic skull-base surgery. Pedicle flaps, "biologic" to the extent they are based on a defined arterial blood supply, are the lasting contributions-the diuturnity-of Johannes ("Jan") Fredericus Samuel Esser (1877-1946) of Leiden, Holland, and Chicago (IL)...
December 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105279/sphenopalatine-ganglion-stimulation-induces-changes-in-cardiac-autonomic-regulation-in-cluster-headache
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Mads Barloese, Anja S Petersen, Song Guo, Messoud Ashina, Jesper Mehlsen, Rigmor H Jensen
INTRODUCTION: Cluster headache is characterized by attacks of severe unilateral pain accompanied by cranial and systemic autonomic changes. Our knowledge of the latter is imperfect. This study aimed to investigate the effect of low-frequency sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation on cardiac autonomic regulation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a double-blind, randomized, sham-controlled crossover design, patients received low-frequency and sham stimulation. RR intervals were recorded, and heart rate variability was analysed (time-domain, frequency-domain, nonlinear parameters)...
November 3, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082824/cranial-parasympathetic-activation-induces-autonomic-symptoms-but-no-cluster-headache-attacks
#13
Song Guo, Anja Sofie Petersen, Henrik Winther Schytz, Mads Barløse, Anthony Caparso, Jan Fahrenkrug, Rigmor Højland Jensen, Messoud Ashina
Background Low frequency (LF) stimulation of the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) may increase parasympathetic outflow and provoke cluster headache (CH) attacks in CH patients implanted with an SPG neurostimulator. Methods In a double-blind randomized sham-controlled crossover study, 20 CH patients received LF or sham stimulation for 30 min on two separate days. We recorded headache characteristics, cephalic autonomic symptoms (CAS), plasma levels of parasympathetic markers such as pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide-38 (PACAP38) and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), and mechanical detection and pain thresholds as a marker of sensory modulation...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082823/peripheral-provocation-of-cranial-autonomic-symptoms-is-not-sufficient-to-trigger-cluster-headache-attacks
#14
Maike Möller, Ame Abdu Haji, Jan Hoffmann, Arne May
Background Recently it has been suggested that low frequency stimulation of the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) may provoke cluster-like attacks in cluster headache (CH) patients. The question arises whether a robust activation of cranial autonomic symptoms is sufficient to trigger CH attacks. Methods Kinetic oscillation stimulation (KOS) of the nasal mucosa generates ipsilateral marked autonomic symptoms, among which lacrimation is quantitatively measurable. KOS was applied to 29 CH-patients, including both episodic and chronic course...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074041/bilateral-sphenopalatine-ganglion-block-reduces-blood-pressure-in-never-treated-patients-with-essential-hypertension-a-randomized-controlled-single-blinded-study
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Helen Triantafyllidi, Chrysa Arvaniti, Antonios Schoinas, Dimitris Benas, Stefanos Vlachos, Leonidas Palaiodimos, George Pavlidis, Ignatios Ikonomidis, Chrysanthi Batistaki, Costas Voumvourakis, John Lekakis
BACKGROUND: Sympathetic fibers connect sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) with the central nervous system. We aimed to study the effect of SPG block in blood pressure (BP) in never treated patients with stage I-II essential hypertension. METHODS: We performed bilateral SPG block with lidocaine 2% in 33 hypertensive patients (mean age 48±12years, 24 men) and a sham operation with water for injection in 11 patients who served as the control group (mean age 51±12years, 8 men)...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053047/perineural-spread-of-basosquamous-carcinoma-to-the-orbit-cavernous-sinus-and-infratemporal-fossa
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Alec L Amram, William J Hertzing, Stacy V Smith, Patricia Chévez-Barrios, Andrew G Lee
Basosquamous carcinoma is a rare, highly aggressive variant of basal cell carcinoma with elevated rates of recurrence, perineural invasion, and metastasis. We describe a patient who presented with unilateral complete ophthalmoplegia, ptosis, optic neuropathy, and trigeminal neuropathy due to perineural intracranial invasion of nasal basosquamous carcinoma via the sphenopalatine fossa to the cavernous sinus, orbit, and infratemporal fossa. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of basosquamous carcinoma with perineural invasion involving the cavernous sinus in the English language ophthalmic literature...
October 20, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905370/neuromodulation-and-devices-in-trigeminal-neuralgia
#17
Kevin Weber
PREMISE: Trigeminal neuralgia is a severe facial pain disorder that has been studied for decades. Classical trigeminal neuralgia (CTN) is either idiopathic or caused by neurovascular compression. The related painful trigeminal neuropathies are often secondary to other causes, such as multiple sclerosis or trauma. PROBLEM: Therapies for trigeminal neuralgia and neuropathy have often been pharmacologic or surgical. Pharmacologic therapies are not effective in some cases and often cause side effects, some substantial...
September 14, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900824/external-nasal-neuralgia-an-update
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REVIEW
Hida Nierenburg, Morgane Swift Morris
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: External nasal neuralgia is a rare syndrome of atypical facial pain for which there is limited reports in the scientific literature. We aim to review diagnosis and provide an update on treatments for this rare condition. RECENT FINDINGS: Etiology has been documented as post-traumatic due to direct trauma to the nose area and in few case reports, idiopathic. Sensory innervation of the nose arises from the ophthalmic and maxillary divisions of the trigeminal nerve...
September 13, 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869019/-treatment-of-recurrent-posterior-epistaxis
#19
Søren Pauli Bro, Jesper Bille, Kristian Bruun Petersen
30% of the patients presenting with epistaxis at emergency wards and otorhinolaryngeal specialist departments have posterior bleeding. Traditional treatment with packing often leads to initial treatment failure, and many patients experience recurrent bleeding within the following month. Recurrent posterior epistaxis should be treated with local electrocautery or endoscopic ligation of the sphenopalatine artery to reduce patient discomfort, hospital stay, risk of treatment failure and recurrence.
August 21, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863111/the-endoscopic-prelacrimal-recess-approach-to-the-pterygopalatine-fossa-and-infratemporal-fossa
#20
Li Gao, Lei Zhou, Zhengshou Dai, Xinsheng Huang
PURPOSE: The authors studied the anatomic importance of the endoscopic prelacrimal recess approach (PLRA) to the pterygopalatine fossa (PPF) and infratemporal fossa (ITF). METHODS: Ten adult heads (20 sides) from cadavers fixed in formalin were dissected using the PLRA. Anatomic dissections were detailed and several crucial landmarks measured. RESULTS: Identification of the infraorbital neurovascular bundle is the crucial step for the detection of other branches of the maxillary artery...
September 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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