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    Two Rare Variants of Left Vertebral Artery.
    J Craniofac Surg 2017 Feb 15. Epub 2017 Feb 15.
    Department of Anatomy, AIIMS Rishikesh, Rishikesh, India.
    Though the variations of vertebral artery are clinically asymptomatic yet abnormalities are of diagnostic importance either prior to vascular surgery in the neck region or in patients of intravascular diseases such as arteriovenous malformations or cerebral aneurysms. Therefore, the aim of the study is to bring out 2 variations in the configuration of vertebral artery and their clinical implication. During dissection of thorax of 2 female cadavers, 2 different variants of configurations of left vertebral arteries were observed. Read More

    Isolated internal carotid artery dissection in a long-distance runner.
    Wideochir Inne Tech Maloinwazyjne 2016 6;11(4):304-308. Epub 2016 Dec 6.
    Department of Neuroradiology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland.
    We present a case of internal carotid artery dissection (ICAD) in the precranial segment, which caused binocular visual impairment in a 49-year-old man during a marathon race. The incident lasted 3 h, after which the symptoms resolved. Imaging tests showed internal carotid artery dissection. Read More

    Retriever wire supported carotid artery revascularization (ReWiSed CARe) in acute ischemic stroke with underlying tandem occlusion caused by an internal carotid artery dissection: Technical note.
    Interv Neuroradiol 2017 Jan 1:1591019917690916. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany.
    We hereby report a novel technical approach for the treatment of acute stroke with underlying tandem occlusion. The so-called retriever wire supported carotid artery revascularization (ReWiSed CARe) technique, utilizing the wire of a stent-retriever as a guiding wire for carotid artery stenting, is technically feasible in tandem occlusions caused by an internal carotid artery (ICA) dissection or high grade ICA stenosis. This technique eliminates the need to use a long microwire in order to maintain the position inside the true lumen of a dissection. Read More

    Fibromuscular dysplasia - results of a multicentre study in Flanders.
    Vasa 2017 Feb 3:1-8. Epub 2017 Feb 3.
    9 Department of Cardiac and Vascular Diseases, Ghent University Hospital, UZ Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.
    Background: Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is an idiopathic, non-inflammatory, non-atherosclerotic vascular disease, resulting in focal narrowing of small and medium-sized arteries. Systematic recording of clinical data in central databases as in the US and France provided new insights into FMD. The main objectives of this multicentre study were to explore the epidemiology, pattern of vascular involvement, clinical manifestations, and management of FMD patients in Flanders. Read More

    One-stage hybrid surgery for acute Stanford type A aortic dissection with David operation, aortic arch debranching, and endovascular graft: a case report.
    J Thorac Dis 2016 Dec;8(12):E1597-E1601
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China.
    Acute Stanford type A aortic dissection requires an extremely complex surgical strategy and presents high risk of complications. Although many different procedures were reported to treat this aortic dissection, high mortality rate and incidences of complications still exist. This study presents a 59-year-old lady with acute Stanford type A aortic dissection, which originated from the aortic root to proximal part of right external iliac artery and involved the brachiocephalic trunk, left carotid artery, celiac trunk, and left renal artery. Read More

    Treatment of complex intracranial aneurysm: Case report of the simultaneous use of endovascular and microsurgical techniques.
    Surg Neurol Int 2016 21;7(Suppl 41):S1060-S1064. Epub 2016 Dec 21.
    Interventional Neuroradiology Unit, Hospital de Transplantes do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
    Background: The surgical treatment of complex intracranial aneurysms (CIAs) represents a significant challenge to the skill and expertise of the neurosurgeon. The natural history of complex cerebrovascular lesions is especially unfavorable because of the pressure effect on adjacent areas, the risk of embolism in the presence of intraluminal thrombi, and the possibility of hemorrhage through leakage or rupture of the aneurysm. The surgical strategy must be customized for each case in order to maximize the treatment effectiveness and the safety of the patient. Read More

    Pulsatile tinnitus and carotid artery dissection.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Jan 23. Epub 2017 Jan 23.
    Department of Otolaryngology, Tokyo Teishin Hospital, 2-14-23, Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0071, Japan.
    Carotid artery dissection is an uncommon entity associated with head and neck pain, partial Horner's syndrome, amaurosis fugax, and brain ischemia, which may all occur in isolation or in combination. Herein, we report a rare case of cervical artery dissection in which pulsatile tinnitus was the only reported symptom. A 38-years-old man attended our hospital with a 4-days history of left side pulsatile tinnitus which began after stumbling. Read More

    Anatomic criteria determining high-risk carotid surgery patients.
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 2017 Jan 25. Epub 2017 Jan 25.
    Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Klinikum Rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany -
    Background: Based on randomized trials, carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is the standard procedure for patients with a 50-99% symptomatic carotid stenosis and carefully selected patients with an asymptomatic high-grade carotid stenosis. Carotid artery stenting (CAS) is a technical alternative for patients with a high surgical risk or difficult anatomic conditions (e.g. Read More

    Retrograde Suction Decompression with an Inahara Carotid Shunt for Clipping a Large Distal Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysm.
    Yonsei Med J 2017 Mar;58(2):449-452
    Department of Neurosurgery, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
    We describe a technique to clip a large internal carotid artery (ICA) aneurysm via a retrograde suction decompression (RSD). A large aneurysm in the right distal ICA involving the bifurcation region measuring 1.2×1. Read More

    Cervical Carotid Pseudo-Occlusions and False Dissections: Intracranial Occlusions Masquerading as Extracranial Occlusions.
    Stroke 2017 Jan 24. Epub 2017 Jan 24.
    From the Department of Neurosurgery (J.A.G), and Department of Neurology (D.C.H., L.C.R., M.B., A.M.A., M.R.K., R.G.N.), Emory University/Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA; and Department of Neurology, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP, Brasil (F.B.C).
    Background And Purpose: Pseudo-occlusion (PO) of the cervical internal carotid artery (ICA) refers to an isolated occlusion of the intracranial ICA that appears as an extracranial ICA occlusion on computed tomography angiography (CTA) or digital subtraction angiography because of blockage of distal contrast penetration by a stagnant column of unopacified blood. We aim to better characterize this poorly recognized entity.

    Methods: Retrospective review of an endovascular database (2010-2015; n=898). Read More

    Concomitant Surgical Treatment of Symptomatic Carotid Artery Disease With a Coexisting Shamblin I Carotid Body Tumor.
    Vasc Endovascular Surg 2017 Feb 24;51(2):103-107. Epub 2017 Jan 24.
    2 Department of Pathology, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición "Salvador Zubirán", Mexico City, Mexico.
    Symptomatic carotid artery atherosclerotic disease is an indication for carotid artery endarterectomy. The coexistence of carotid body tumors (CBTs) with symptomatic carotid disease is rarely encountered and adds significant challenges to vascular surgeons, with a reported overall mortality for patients who undergo endarterectomy and tumor excision of 8.8%, as opposed to the 2% for those who had CBT excision only. Read More

    Takayasu's arteritis presenting with common carotid artery dissection: A rare case report.
    Exp Ther Med 2016 Dec 2;12(6):4061-4063. Epub 2016 Nov 2.
    Department of General Surgery, General Hospital, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin 300052, P.R. China.
    Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a rare, idiopathic, chronic inflammatory disease associated with cell-mediated inflammation and involving predominantly the aorta and its primary branches. TA results in stenosis, occlusion or aneurysmal degeneration of large arteries pathologically. However, the incidence of dissection in arteries is low. Read More

    [Lymphadenectomy using dissection and protection of carotid sheath and main nerves in surgery for benign diseases in the neck].
    Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2017 Jan;52(1):53-56
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230022, China.
    Objective: To investigate the significance of lymphadenectomy using dissection and protection of carotid sheath and main nerves in treating complex benign disease of neck. Methods: A total of 54 cases with benign diseases in neck who received the protective surgical treatments were reviewed. There were 25 cases of recurrent branchial fistula, 15 cases of lymphoid tuberculosis, 5 cases of cystic hygroma, 5 cases of racemose angioma, and 4 cases of Madelung's disease. Read More

    A simple post mortem room angiography method for the investigation of traumatic basal subarachnoid hemorrhage.
    Forensic Sci Med Pathol 2017 Mar 17;13(1):4-9. Epub 2017 Jan 17.
    Forensic Pathology Unit, Department of Pathology, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, L7 8XP, UK.
    Identifying the site of vascular bleeding in fatal cases of traumatic basal subarachnoid hemorrhage (TBSAH) is important, but can be very difficult to achieve when there is extensive blood clot in the posterior cranial fossa. Post mortem angiography in these circumstances has been reported previously but with mixed results, and is rarely used in current practice within the United Kingdom. We have developed a simple and effective post mortem angiography method, using fluoroscopy and clear modern contrast medium, suitable for use in the autopsy room. Read More

    Reperfusion therapy in patients with acute ischaemic stroke caused by cervical artery dissection.
    Neurologia 2017 Jan 12. Epub 2017 Jan 12.
    Servicio de Neurología, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Departamento de Neurología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Alcalá (IRYCIS), Madrid, España.
    Introduction: Cervical artery dissection (CAD) is responsible for up to 20% of all ischaemic strokes in patients younger than 45. The benefits of acute-phase reperfusion therapy in these patients have yet to be confirmed.

    Methods: We conducted a retrospective review of patients with CAD admitted to a comprehensive stroke centre between 2010 and 2015. Read More

    Posterior versus Anterior Circulation Stroke in Young Adults: A Comparative Study of Stroke Aetiologies and Risk Factors in Stroke among Young Fabry Patients (sifap1).
    Cerebrovasc Dis 2017 Jan 14;43(3-4):152-160. Epub 2017 Jan 14.
    Department of Neurology, University Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany.
    Background: Although 20-30% of all strokes occur in the posterior circulation, few studies have explored the characteristics of patients with strokes in the posterior compared to the anterior circulation so far. Especially data on young patients is missing.

    Methods: In this secondary analysis of data of the prospective multi-centre European sifap1 study that investigated stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients aged 18-55 years, we compared vascular risk factors, stroke aetiology, presence of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) and cerebral microbleeds (CMB) between patients with ischaemic posterior circulation stroke (PCS) and those having suffered from anterior circulation stroke (ACS) based on cerebral MRI. Read More

    Prognosis of carotid dissecting aneurysms: Results from CADISS and a systematic review.
    Neurology 2017 Feb 13;88(7):646-652. Epub 2017 Jan 13.
    From the Stroke Research Group (S.C.L., H.S.M.), Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge; Primary Care and Public Heath (A.K.), School of Public Health, Imperial College London; Neuroradiology (J.M.), Atkinson Morley Neuroscience Centre, St. George's Healthcare Foundation Trust, London, UK; Department of Neurology (C.L.), John Hunter Hospital, Hunter New England Local Health District and University of Newcastle, Australia; and St. George's (J.W.N.), University of London, UK.
    Objective: To determine the natural history of dissecting aneurysm (DA) and whether DA is associated with an increased recurrent stroke risk and whether type of antithrombotic drugs (antiplatelets vs anticoagulants) modifies the persistence or development of DA.

    Methods: We included 264 patients with extracranial cervical artery dissection (CAD) from the Cervical Artery Dissection in Stroke Study (CADISS), a multicenter prospective study that compared antiplatelet with anticoagulation therapy. Logistic regression was used to estimate age- and sex-adjusted odds ratios. Read More

    Endoscopic endonasal approach to the ventral brainstem: anatomical feasibility and surgical limitations.
    J Neurosurg 2017 Jan 13:1-8. Epub 2017 Jan 13.
    Department of Neurological Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York.
    OBJECTIVE Sporadic cases of endonasal intraaxial brainstem surgery have been reported in the recent literature. The authors endeavored to assess the feasibility and limitations of endonasal endoscopic surgery for approaching lesions in the ventral portion of the brainstem. METHODS Five human cadaveric heads were used to assess the anatomy and to record various measurements. Read More

    Enlargement of aortic arch vessels after surgical repair of type A aortic dissection.
    J Vasc Surg 2017 Jan 7. Epub 2017 Jan 7.
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Chiba Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba City, Japan.
    Background: Information on the growth rate of the diameter of the residual dissected supra-aortic trunk after surgical repair of type A aortic dissection is limited.

    Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 95 consecutive postsurgical patients with type A aortic dissection (acute, 91; chronic, 4) between 2005 and 2016 who were followed up with computed tomography. The diameter of the residual dissected supra-aortic trunk was measured by axial images and multiplanar reformatting, and the growth rate was calculated. Read More

    Straightforward Method for Coverage of Major Vessels After Modified Radical Neck Dissection.
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2016 Dec 15. Epub 2016 Dec 15.
    Surgical Unit, University Hospital Infanta Cristina, Badajoz, Spain.
    A new method for covering the internal jugular vein and carotid artery after exposure of the cervical vascular axis subsequent to neck dissection is presented. To cover the most caudal part of the vascular axis, a platysma coli muscle flap is harvested from its most medial and inferior part of the neck in a caudally based fashion and is slightly rotated posteriorly up to 45°. In addition, a superiorly based sternocleidomastoid muscle flap involving the posterior half of the muscle after detachment of the clavicle head is harvested and rotated 45° anteriorly to cover the upper two thirds of the vascular axis. Read More

    Hemicrania continua in carotid artery dissection - symptomatic cases or linked pathophysiology?
    Cephalalgia 2017 Jan 1:333102416686346. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    2 Department of Neurology, University of Münster, Germany.
    Background Hemicrania continua (HC) -like headaches have been rarely reported as symptomatic headaches, including cases secondary to cervical artery dissection. Case series We present five cases of HC-like headaches following cervical artery dissection, in three cases with specific indomethacin response. In two cases, comorbidity of fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) was noted. Read More

    Regional Anesthesia with Dexmedetomidine Infusion: A Feasible Method for the Awake Test during Carotid Endarterectomy.
    Ann Vasc Dis 2016 11;9(4):295-299. Epub 2016 Oct 11.
    Department of Neurology, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Biomedical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea.
    Background: Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is the standard treatment modality for the prevention of stroke in patients with carotid stenosis. This study reports our experiences during CEA with routine awake tests under regional anesthesia (RA) combined with light sedation by dexmedetomidine infusion. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 23 patients who had undergone CEA between April 2013 and June 2015. Read More

    Lower Extremity Fibromuscular Dysplasia.
    Angiology 2016 Jan 1:3319716682121. Epub 2016 Jan 1.
    1 Section of Vascular Medicine, Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA.
    Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), a disease well described in the renal and cerebrovascular circulations, also manifests in the lower extremity (LE) arteries. This study reports on the clinical presentation, imaging findings, and treatment of patients with LE FMD seen at a single center. Over a 7-year span, 100 of 449 patients with FMD had imaging of the LE arteries, of which 62 were found to have LE FMD (13. Read More

    Clinical Significance of an Unusual Variation: Anomalous additional belly of the sternothyroid muscle.
    Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J 2016 Nov 30;16(4):e491-e494. Epub 2016 Nov 30.
    Department of Anatomy, Sri Lakshminarayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Villianur Commune, Pondicherry, India.
    The infrahyoid muscles are involved in vocalisation and swallowing; among these, the sternothyroid muscle is derived from the common primitive sheet. The improper differentiation of this muscle may therefore result in morphological variations. We report an unusual variation found during the dissection of a 65-year-old male cadaver at the Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College, Madagadipet, Pondicherry, India, in 2015. Read More

    Primary intraventricular hemorrhage in adults: etiological causes and prognostic factors in Chinese population.
    J Neurol 2017 Feb 20;264(2):382-390. Epub 2016 Dec 20.
    Department of Neurosurgery, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, 37 Guo Xue Xiang, Wu Hou District, 610041, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
    Primary intraventricular hemorrhage (PIVH) is a rare type of hemorrhagic stroke that is poorly understood. We aimed to explore the features of this disease in Chinese population via an institutional prospective study. Adult patients diagnosed with PIVH from January 2013 to January 2016 were enrolled in this study. Read More

    Aetiologies of internal carotid artery pseudo-occlusions in acute stroke patients: what neurointerventionalists can expect.
    Br J Radiol 2017 Feb 20;90(1070):20160352. Epub 2016 Dec 20.
    3 Department of Radiology, YeniYüzyıl University, Gaziosmanpaşa Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
    In cases of acute stroke, differentiation between an occluded and a patent internal carotid artery (ICA) is crucial for diagnosis and management. Although CT angiography (CTA) can be highly accurate in defining high-grade stenosis and ICA occlusions, misleading ICA occlusion patterns are not rare in patients with acute stroke. We investigated the underlying causes of ICA pseudo-occlusions with CTA with respect to digital subtraction angiography. Read More

    Unilateral occurrence of five different thyroid arteries-a need of terminological systematization: a case report.
    Surg Radiol Anat 2016 Dec 17. Epub 2016 Dec 17.
    Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Srobarova 2, 041 80, Kosice, Slovak Republic.
    This article highlights an unusual and unilateral variation in the blood supply to the inferior portion of the thyroid gland observed on the right lobe during anatomy dissection course. The rare variation of the occurrence of two anomalous arteries: the middle thyroid artery and the aberrant accessory inferior thyroid artery, and one uncommon variant, the thyroid ima artery, was detected in an adult female cadaver. The two generally constant arteries, the superior thyroid artery and the inferior thyroid artery, have been found in their usual anatomical location. Read More

    Internal carotid artery dissection.
    Br J Hosp Med (Lond) 2016 Dec;77(12):708-711
    Consultant Stroke Physician, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge.
    Internal carotid artery dissection is an important cause of ischaemic stroke in those aged under 50 years. Awareness of the clinical features is crucial as they may offer the opportunity to intervene to reduce strokes occurring or recurring. Read More

    [Roentgen endovascular treatment of common carotid artery dissection after eversion carotid endarterectomy].
    Angiol Sosud Khir 2016;22(4):69-74
    Institute of Surgery named after A.V. Vishnevsky under the RF Ministry of Public Health, Moscow, Russia.
    The article deals with the use of self-expanding stents for endovascular treatment in patients presenting with dissection of the common carotid artery, exemplified by two clinical case reports. In both cases, dissection of the common carotid artery developed after eversion carotid endarterectomy. Intimal detachment was eliminated in both cases by implanting self-expanding stents. Read More

    Therapeutical Options in the Management of Carotid Dissection.
    Ann Vasc Surg 2016 Dec 1. Epub 2016 Dec 1.
    Unit of Vascular Surgery, Department "Paride Stefanini", "Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy.
    Background: The best management of carotid artery dissection (CAD) is still controversial ranging from antiplatelet medication to open surgery or endovascular treatment. In this retrospective study, we assessed the safety and efficacy of endovascular stent angioplasty for the treatment of CAD.

    Methods: From February 2006 to February 2016, 44 patients (28 women and 16 men, age range 25-65 years, mean 42) with CAD were included in this study. Read More

    Defining the Limits of Endoscopic Access to Internal Auditory Canal.
    J Int Adv Otol 2016 Dec 28;12(3):298-302. Epub 2016 Nov 28.
    Department of Otology and Skull Base Surgery, House Ear Clinic, California, USA.
    Objective: To quantify surgical access to the internal auditory canal (IAC) using an exclusively endoscopic transcanal approach (EETA) and investigate surgically relevant relationships with neurovascular and osseous landmarks of the temporal bone.

    Materials And Methods: Anatomical dissection of two paired temporal bones and 15 unpaired temporal bones was performed using an exclusively endoscopic approach to IAC. The dissection proceeded until the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) could be accessed. Read More

    Tortuous Carotid Artery Extended to Neck Level IIb Mimicking the Metastatic Mass.
    Case Rep Otolaryngol 2016 7;2016:1376926. Epub 2016 Nov 7.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Istanbul Medeniyet University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Specifically in neck level IIb, the expected normal anatomy does not contain any vital structures and consequently it might direct a surgeon to perform rapid surgical dissection of tissues. Therefore aberrant anatomy of the vessels in the patients may be overlooked during neck dissection. Unexpected and potentially devastating injuries can be avoided by respecting the possible aberrant anatomy in any level of the neck. Read More

    Eagle Syndrome Presenting After Blunt Trauma.
    Ann Vasc Surg 2016 Nov 24. Epub 2016 Nov 24.
    University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, 2301 Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64108.
    As classically described, Eagle syndrome is an entity where patients develop pain or neurologic manifestations arising from an elongated styloid process and/or an ossified stylohyoid ligament irritating or compressing adjacent cranial nerves or the carotid arteries. Over the past few years, there have been reports of actual injury to the internal carotid artery with dissection, occlusion and strokes. We present three cases identified after blunt trauma-one due to carotid compression and two due to actual injury to the internal carotid artery. Read More

    The Yield of Diagnostic Imaging in Patients with Isolated Horner Syndrome.
    Neurol Clin 2017 Feb;35(1):145-151
    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA.
    We sought to determine, with a retrospective chart review, the imaging yield for patients with clinically isolated Horner syndrome. MRI/MRA of the head and neck extending from the supraorbital ridge to T4 with fat suppression and with postcontrast images was obtained. Of 88 patients with isolated Horner syndrome who were imaged, 20% had a causative etiology on imaging. Read More

    Risk of Carotid Stroke after Chiropractic Care: A Population-Based Case-Crossover Study.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2016 Nov 21. Epub 2016 Nov 21.
    Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine, California.
    Background: Chiropractic manipulation is a popular treatment for neck pain and headache, but may increase the risk of cervical artery dissection and stroke. Patients with carotid artery dissection can present with neck pain and/or headache before experiencing a stroke. These are common symptoms seen by both chiropractors and primary care physicians (PCPs). Read More

    Acute Type A Aortic Dissection Treated Using a Tubular Stent-Graft in the Ascending Aorta and a Multibranched Stent-Graft in the Aortic Arch.
    J Endovasc Ther 2017 Feb 23;24(1):75-80. Epub 2016 Nov 23.
    1 Department of Vascular Medicine, German Aortic Center Hamburg, University Heart Center, University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany.
    Purpose: To describe the combined use of a tubular stent-graft for the ascending aorta and an inner-branched arch stent-graft for patients with acute type A aortic dissection.

    Technique: The technique to deploy these modular, custom-made stent-grafts is demonstrated in 2 patients with acute DeBakey type I aortic dissections and significant comorbidities precluding open surgery. Both emergent procedures were made possible by the availability of suitable devices manufactured for elective repair in other patients. Read More

    Carotid and Vertebral Dissection Imaging.
    Curr Pain Headache Rep 2016 Dec;20(12):68
    Department of Neurosurgery, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA.
    Carotid or vertebral artery dissection is the result of a tear in the vessel lining wherein the intima separates the media. This creates a false or pseudo lumen, often accompanied by hemorrhage into the arterial wall. Dissection of these craniocervical vessels often manifests with pain alone but, if untreated, may result in severe neurologic compromise. Read More

    Eagle syndrome presented with neurological symptoms.
    Turk Neurosurg 2016 Oct 14. Epub 2016 Oct 14.
    başkent üniversitesi.
    Aim: Eagle syndrome is a rare entity that causes recurrent throat pain, neck pain, dysphagia, or facial pain by elongated styloid process or calcified stylohyoid ligament. Clinical findings related to the lower cranial nerves compression have also been reported. In some cases it is reported that carotid artery compression or dissection can be seen due to elongated styloid process and it is called carotid artery syndrome. Read More

    [Percutaneous embolization and ultrasound scissors for removal of a carotid body tumor].
    HNO 2016 Dec;64(12):917-921
    Klinik für Otorhinolaryngologie, Hals- und Gesichtschirurgie, Universitätsspital Lausanne (CHUV), Bugnon 21, 1006, Lausanne, Schweiz.
    Paragangliomas are highly vascularized usually benign neoplasms originating from the sympathoadrenal and parasympathetic paraganglia of the autonomic nervous system. When resectable, the management of these tumors consists of surgical ablation preceded by transarterial embolization. The aim of this article is to describe a novel treatment strategy combining intralesional percutaneous embolization with dissection using ultrasound scissors. Read More

    Association between carotid artery tortuosity and carotid dissection: a case-control study.
    J Neurosurg Sci 2016 Nov 17. Epub 2016 Nov 17.
    Mayo Clinic, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN, USA -
    Background: Carotid artery dissections have long been associated with compromise of the structural integrity of the arterial wall from heritable connective-tissue disorders, hypertension, and trauma. However, an association between spontaneous internal carotid artery dissection and tortuous or redundant carotid anatomy has not been fully explored.

    Methods: Patients with CTA confirmed spontaneous cervical internal carotid artery dissections were compared to a group of age and sex matched controls who also received CTA of the neck. Read More

    Dissection of Extracranial Internal Carotid Artery Due to Balloon Guiding Catheter Resulting in Asymptomatic Internal Carotid Artery Occlusion.
    Iran J Radiol 2016 Jul 25;13(3):e28209. Epub 2016 Apr 25.
    Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Near East University Hospital, Nicosia, North Cyprus, Turkey.
    Dissection of the internal carotid artery (ICA) is a rare condition that accounts for a significant proportion of ischemic strokes in young adults. Iatrogenic dissection as a complication of neurointerventional procedures is a traumatic dissection which has been reported relatively rare in the literature. In this report, a case of dissection of the ICA is reported that was caused by repetitive movement of the balloon guiding catheter during stent-assisted thrombectomy (SAT), resulting in occlusion of the ICA. Read More

    Seasonal variation in cervical artery dissection in the Hunter New England region, New South Wales, Australia: A retrospective cohort study.
    Musculoskelet Sci Pract 2017 Feb 20;27:106-111. Epub 2016 Oct 20.
    Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle, Australia; Hunter Medical Research Institute, Newcastle, Australia.
    Background: Cervical artery dissection (CAD) is a leading cause of ischemic stroke among middle aged adults, yet the aetiology remains poorly understood. There are reports from colder northern hemisphere sites of a seasonal pattern in the incidence of CAD. Seasonality may suggest some transient putative pro-inflammatory mechanism but it is unknown whether this also exists in temperate climates. Read More

    Preliminary Experience with Vascular Plugs for Parent Artery Occlusion of the Carotid or Vertebral Arteries.
    J Cerebrovasc Endovasc Neurosurg 2016 Sep 30;18(3):208-214. Epub 2016 Sep 30.
    Department of Neurosurgery, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.; Severance Institute for Vascular and Metabolic Research, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.; Department of Neurological Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA.
    Objective: The purpose of this study was to report the authors' preliminary experience using the Amplatzer Vascular Plug (AVP) (St. Jude Medical, Plymouth, MN, USA) for parent artery occlusion of the internal carotid artery (ICA) or vertebral artery (VA).

    Materials And Methods: Between September 2008 and December 2015, we performed 52 therapeutic parent artery occlusions (PAOs) by an endovascular technique. Read More

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