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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788154/macrovascular-decompression-of-facial-nerve-with-anteromedial-transposition-of-a-dolichoectatic-vertebral-artery-3-dimensional-operative-video
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Halima Tabani, Sonia Yousef, Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Sirin Gandhi, Arnau Benet, Michael T Lawton
Most cranial nerve compression syndromes (ie, trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm) are caused by small arteries impinging on a nerve and are relieved by microvascular decompression. Rarely, cranial nerve compression syndromes can be caused by large artery impingement and can be relieved by macrovascular decompression. When present, this compression often occurs in association with degenerative atherosclerosis in the vertebral arteries (VA) and basilar artery. Conservative treatment is recommended for mild forms, but surgical transposition of the VA away from the root entry zone (REZ) can be considered...
May 21, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780939/sixth-cranial-nerve-palsy-and-ipsilateral-trigeminal-neuralgia-caused-by-vertebrobasilar-dolichoectasia
#2
Thong Pham, Jeffrey Wesolowski, Jonathan D Trobe
Purpose: To report an unusual case of vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia causing both trigeminal neuralgia and ipsilateral sixth cranial nerve palsy. Observations: A patient had undergone surgical decompression of trigeminal neuralgia caused by dolichoectatic vertebral and basilar arteries years before presenting with ipsilateral sixth nerve palsy. Brain MRI showed deviant vertebrobasilar arteries that presumably now compressed the sixth cranial nerve. The unaffected left sixth cranial nerve was visible on MRI, but the affected right sixth cranial nerve was not...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720816/short-lasting-unilateral-neuralgiform-headache-attacks
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REVIEW
Andrew Levy, Manjit S Matharu
Short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks (SUNHA) is characterized by strictly unilateral trigeminal distribution pain that occurs in association with ipsilateral cranial autonomic features. There are two subtypes: short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) and short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with cranial autonomic symptoms (SUNA). These disorders are rare but highly disabling. The management of SUNHA can be challenging...
April 2018: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701555/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-systematic-review
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Constantin Tuleasca, Jean Régis, Arjun Sahgal, Antonio De Salles, Motohiro Hayashi, Lijun Ma, Roberto Martínez-Álvarez, Ian Paddick, Samuel Ryu, Ben J Slotman, Marc Levivier
OBJECTIVES The aims of this systematic review are to provide an objective summary of the published literature specific to the treatment of classical trigeminal neuralgia with stereotactic radiosurgery (RS) and to develop consensus guideline recommendations for the use of RS, as endorsed by the International Society of Stereotactic Radiosurgery (ISRS). METHODS The authors performed a systematic review of the English-language literature from 1951 up to December 2015 using the Embase, PubMed, and MEDLINE databases...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680282/hemifacial-spasm-associated-with-other-cranial-nerve-syndromes-literature-review
#5
M Sindou, P Mercier
Hyperactive dysfunction may affect all cranial nerves in the posterior fossa. According to literature review and personal experience, hemifacial spasm was found to be associated not only with the most frequent cranial nerve syndromes, namely: trigeminal neuralgia, vago-glossopharyngeal neuralgia or VIIIth nerve disturbances manifested by vertigo, tinnitus, hearing decrease, but also with rarer syndromes like geniculate neuralgia, masticatory spasm etc. Also, a number of publications have pointed out the relatively high incidence of the coexistence of hemifacial spasm and systemic blood hypertension; both can be cured by vascular decompression of the ventrolateral aspect of the medulla and IX-Xth route entry zone (REZ) together with the facial REZ...
April 18, 2018: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678597/anxiety-but-not-depressive-like-behaviors-are-related-to-facial-hyperalgesia-in-a-model-of-trigeminal-neuropathic-pain-in-rats
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Eder Gambeta, Marcio Augusto Batista, Gabriel Paz Maschio, Joelle de Melo Turnes, Erika Ivanna Araya, Juliana Geremias Chichorro
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a painful condition characterized by excruciating facial pain, which has a serious impact on quality of life. Depression and anxiety have been commonly associated with TN, but clinical studies report that these comorbidities are frequently underdiagnosed and undertreated in TN patients. Herein it was investigated if rats submitted to the infraorbital nerve constriction (CION), a model of trigeminal neuropathic pain, would display anxiety- and depressive-like behaviors in addition to the facial sensory changes in different time points after the nerve injury...
July 1, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676696/tentorial-sling-for-microvascular-decompression-in-patients-with-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-description-of-operative-technique-and-clinical-outcomes
#7
Jeffrey A Steinberg, Jayson Sack, Bayard Wilson, David Weingarten, Bob Carter, Alexander Khalessi, Sharona Ben-Haim, John Alksne
OBJECTIVE Trigeminal neuralgia is a debilitating pain disorder most often caused by arterial compression of the trigeminal nerve, although there are other etiologies. Microvascular decompression (MVD) remains the most definitive treatment for this disorder, with cure rates reported between 60% and 80%. Traditional MVD techniques involve a retrosigmoid craniotomy with placement of an inert foreign material, such as Teflon, between the nerve and compressive vessel. Recurrence of trigeminal neuralgia after MVD has been associated with vessel migration, adhesion formation, and arterial pulsation against the Teflon abutting the nerve...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675717/electromagnetic-neuronavigation-for-the-percutaneous-treatment-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-with-balloon-compression-technical-note-and-cadaveric-validation-study
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Anthony Wiggins, Megan Lonie, Iona Pimentil, Nicola Newall, Peter Bodkin, Asha Venkatesh
BACKGROUND: Several techniques have been described for the percutaneous treatment of trigeminal neuralgia; however, each has significant drawbacks. We propose a new technique for percutaneous balloon compression of the trigeminal ganglion and distal trigeminal nerve using electromagnetic (EM) neuronavigation. METHODS: The procedure was performed in 17 consecutive patients with trigeminal neuralgia. Patients were then followed up with telephone interview. We also performed a cadaveric validation study to further investigate the accuracy of the technique using dye...
April 19, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671218/neuroimaging-of-meckel-s-cave-in-normal-and-disease-conditions
#9
REVIEW
Ajay Malhotra, Long Tu, Vivek B Kalra, Xiao Wu, Ali Mian, Rajiv Mangla, Elias Michaelides, Pina Sanelli, Dheeraj Gandhi
Meckel's cave is a dural recess in the posteromedial portion of the middle cranial fossa that acts as a conduit for the trigeminal nerve between the prepontine cistern and the cavernous sinus, and houses the Gasserian ganglion and proximal rootlets of the trigeminal nerve. It serves as a major pathway in perineural spread of pathologies such as head and neck neoplasms, automatically upstaging tumours, and is a key structure to assess in cases of trigeminal neuralgia. The purpose of this pictorial review is threefold: (1) to review the normal anatomy of Meckel's cave; (2) to describe imaging findings that identify disease involving Meckel's cave; (3) to present case examples of trigeminal and non-trigeminal processes affecting Meckel's cave...
April 18, 2018: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660047/trigeminal-nerve-atrophy-predicts-pain-recurrence-after-gamma-knife-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-classical-trigeminal-neuralgia
#10
Yong-Sin Hu, Cheng-Chia Lee, Wan-Yuo Guo, Chung-Jung Lin, Huai-Che Yang, Hsiu-Mei Wu, Kang-Du Liu, Wen-Yuh Chung
BACKGROUND: Trigeminal nerve atrophy and neurovascular compression (NVC) are frequently observed in classical trigeminal neuralgia (CTN). OBJECTIVE: To determine whether nerve characteristics contribute to Gamma Knife (Elekta AB, Stockholm, Sweden) surgery (GKS) outcomes in unilateral CTN without previous surgery. METHODS: From 2006 to 2012, 67 patients with unilateral CTN without previous surgery received GKS with a maximal dose of 90 Gy delivered to the trigeminal nerve juxta brainstem...
April 11, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659161/neurovascular-relations-of-the-trigeminal-nerve-in-asymptomatic-individuals-studied-with-high-resolution-three-dimensional-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#11
Fernando Ruiz-Juretschke, LaíN H González-Quarante, Roberto García-Leal, Vicente Martínez de Vega
Neurovascular compression (NVC) is considered the main cause of classic trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and may be surgically addressed with microvascular decompression (MVD). Preoperative high-resolution three-dimensional magnetic resonance has proven a reliable tool to diagnose NVC in patients with refractory TN undergoing MVD. However, there is still scarce data regarding the rate, degree, and characteristics of neurovascular compression in asymptomatic individuals. This article describes the vascular relations of the trigeminal nerve in the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) in 100 subjects without known TN studied with 3...
April 16, 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629601/occipital-neuralgia-associates-with-high-cervical-spinal-cord-lesions-in-idiopathic-inflammatory-demyelinating-disease
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Narayan R Kissoon, James C Watson, Christopher J Boes, Orhun H Kantarci
Background The association of trigeminal neuralgia with pontine lesions has been well documented in multiple sclerosis, and we tested the hypothesis that occipital neuralgia in multiple sclerosis is associated with high cervical spinal cord lesions. Methods We retrospectively reviewed the records of 29 patients diagnosed with both occipital neuralgia and demyelinating disease by a neurologist from January 2001 to December 2014. We collected data on demographics, clinical findings, presence of C2-3 demyelinating lesions, and treatment responses...
January 1, 2018: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626679/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-trigeminal-neuralgia-associated-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta
#13
Yoshiyasu Iwai, Kenichi Ishibashi, Kazuhiro Yamanaka
OBJECTIVE: Trigeminal neuralgia is a rare feature of basilar impression, a complication of osteochondrodysplastic disorders. Microvascular decompression is difficult in medically refractory cases. Gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS) is effective for classical trigeminal neuralgia and we first applied this GKS for a patient suffering from trigeminal neuralgia with basilar impression complicated by osteogenesis imperfecta. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: An 18-year-old man with typeⅠosteogenesis imperfecta presented with a 2-year history of typical left trigeminal neuralgia affecting the ophthalmic, maxillary, and mandibular nerves...
April 4, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624148/reliability-of-mri-for-predicting-characteristics-of-neurovascular-conflicts-in-trigeminal-neuralgia-implications-for-surgical-decision-making
#14
Andrei Brînzeu, Landry Drogba, Marc Sindou
OBJECTIVE The choice of microvascular decompression (MVD), among the several other surgical options, for treating refractory classical trigeminal neuralgia (TN) relies mostly on preoperative imaging, but the degree of reliability of MRI remains a matter of debate. The authors approached the question of predictability of neurovascular conflict (NVC) in a series of 100 protocolized MRI studies from patients with TN who underwent MVD, by reexamination of MR images, blinded to the clinical data and surgical findings, including the side of the neuralgia...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614352/the-place-of-gamma-knife-stereotactic-radiosurgery-in-grade-4-vestibular-schwannoma-based-on-a-case-series-of-86-patients-with-long-term-follow-up
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M Lefranc, Leila Maria Da Roz, Anne Balossier, J M Thomassin, P H Roche, J Regis
INTRODUCTION: Grade IV vestibular schwannoma (Koos classification) is generally considered to be an indication for microsurgical resection or combined radiosurgery-microsurgery. However, the place of Gamma knife stereotactic surgery (GK-SRS), either as first-line treatment or when progression of residual tumor compresses the brainstem, has not been clearly evaluated. This article reports the results of a large case series of patients with grade 4 vestibular schwannoma treated by GK-SRS...
March 31, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608482/posterior-fossa-re-exploration-for-recurrent-trigeminal-neuralgia-operative-findings-and-surgical-techniques
#16
Bao-Hui Feng, Xu-Hui Wang, Shi-Ting Li
OBJECTIVE: Microvascular decompression (MVD) is considered the first choice for the surgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia (TN). However, recurrence after MVD is still a problem and a challenge for neurosurgeons. In this study, we share our experience in the posterior fossa re-exploration of the recurrent cases. METHODS: From January 2014 to January 2015, 15 recurrent TN patients who received fossa re-exploration were retrospectively studied. Surgeries were performed by retrosigmoid suboccipital approach...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571561/absence-of-neurovascular-conflict-during-microvascular-decompression-while-treating-essential-trigeminal-neuralgia-how-to-proceed-systematic-review-of-literature
#17
Andreas Leidinger, Fernando Muñoz-Hernandez, Joan Molet-Teixidó
INTRODUCTION: Neurovascular conflict is the most accepted hypothesis for the cause for trigeminal neuralgia. Microvascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve is the most common surgical treatment for these patients. However, despite advances in diagnostic techniques, neurovascular conflict is sometimes not detected during surgery. The aim of this paper is to systematically review all the options available to best manage this scenario. RESULTS: Several techniques that could be used during microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia in the absence of neurovascular conflict have been described...
March 20, 2018: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570519/cystic-progression-of-a-cavernous-malformation-at-the-level-of-the-trigeminal-root-entry-zone-presenting-with-sudden-onset-of-trigeminal-neuralgia
#18
Carlo Giacobbo Scavo, Raffaelino Roperto, Guglielmo Cacciotti, Luciano Mastronardi
BACKGROUND: Cavernous malformations (CM) in the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) are rare, and most of them are solid and extend from the internal auditory canal into the CPA. In contrast, cystic CM arising in the CPA and not involving the internal auditory canal and dura of the skull base are extremely rare. The authors present an uncommon large cystic progression of a cavernous malformation at the level of the trigeminal root entry zone evolving to severe trigeminal neuralgia and brainstem compression...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556851/novel-interventional-nonopioid-therapies-in-headache-management
#19
REVIEW
Omar Viswanath, Roxanna Rasekhi, Rekhaben Suthar, Mark R Jones, Jacquelin Peck, Alan D Kaye
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Headaches encompass a broad-based category of a symptom of pain in the region of the head or neck. For those patients who unfortunately do not obtain relief from conservative treatment, interventional techniques have been developed and are continuing to be refined in an attempt to treat this subset of patients with the goal of return of daily activities. This investigation reviews various categories of headaches, their pathophysiology, and types of interventional treatments currently available...
March 19, 2018: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554372/successful-microvascular-decompression-for-trigeminal-neuralgia-secondary-to-a-persistent-trigeminal-artery
#20
Shunchang Ma, Pankaj K Agarwalla, Harry R van Loveren, Siviero Agazzi
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Persistent trigeminal artery (PTA) is a rare but important anatomic variant that contributes to trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Microvascular decompression (MVD) of the responsible vessel(s) away from the trigeminal nerve provides the most complete and durable relief from TN. The role and technique of MVD for TN associated with a PTA has not been fully defined in the literature. Furthermore, assessment of PTA anatomy intraoperatively with a microscope is challenging...
March 14, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
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