Sample records for antecubital fossae rash

  1. Antecubital Fossa Solitary Osteochondroma with Associated Bicipitoradial Bursitis

    Colin Ng


    Full Text Available Antecubital fossa lesions are uncommon conditions that present to the orthopaedic clinic. Furthermore, the radius bone is an uncommonly reported location for an osteochondroma, especially when presenting with a concurrent reactive bicipitoradial bursitis. Osteochondromas are a type of developmental lesion rather than a true neoplasm. They constitute up to 15% of all bone tumours and up to 50% of benign bone tumours. They may occur as solitary or multiple lesions. Multiple lesions are usually associated with a syndrome known as hereditary multiple exostoses (HME. Malignant transformation is known to occur but is rare. Bicipitoradial bursitis is a condition which can occur as primary or secondary (reactive pathology. In our case, the radius bone osteochondroma caused reactive bicipitoradial bursitis. The differential diagnosis of such antecubital fossa masses is vast but may be narrowed down through a targeted history, stepwise radiological investigations, and histological confirmation. Our aim is to ensure that orthopaedic clinicians keep a wide differential in mind when dealing with antecubital fossa mass lesions.

  2. Right Cardiac Catheterization Using the Antecubital Fossa Vein in Korean Patients

    Lee, Sang Hyun; Lee, Dae Sung; Lee, Soo Yong; Hwang, Jongmin; Chon, Min Ku; Hwang, Ki Won; Kim, Jeong Su; Park, Yong Huyn; Kim, June Hong


    Background and Objectives Right heart catheterization is traditionally performed using a femoral vein approach that involves admission, bed rest, and risks of bleeding and hematoma. Recent studies have confirmed safety of the use of forearm vein for right cardiac catheterization. In the present study, we evaluated the feasibility of right cardiac catheterization via the antecubital fossa vein in Korean patients. Subjects and Methods The medical records of all patients who underwent right heart catheterization at our hospital between January 2003 and December 2014 were reviewed retrospectively. Right cardiac catheterizations via the antecubital fossa vein and the femoral vein were compared in terms of demographic data (age, sex, weight, height, and body mass index), indications for right cardiac catheterization, and procedural and outcome data (initial success rate, procedure time, compression to ambulation time, and complications). Results We reviewed 132 cases (antecubital fossa vein approach, n=37; femoral vein approach, n=95). The demographic data, initial success rate (100% vs. 100%) and procedure time (21.6±16.8 min vs. 25.6±12.6 min, p=0.14) were similar in both groups. The antecubital fossa vein group had a shorter mean compression to ambulation time than the femoral vein group (0.0 min vs. 201.2±48.1 min, p<0.01). No complications were observed in either group. Conclusion Our study indicated the ease of performance of right cardiac catheterization via the antecubital fossa vein. Thus, the antecubital fossa vein can be an alternative access site for right cardiac catheterization in Korean patients. PMID:27014351

  3. Diaper rash

    Dermatitis - diaper and Candida; Candida-associated diaper dermatitis; Diaper dermatitis; Dermatitis - irritant contact ... Diaper rashes are common in babies between 4 to 15 months old. They may be noticed more ...

  4. First Aid: Diaper Rash

    ... Your 1- to 2-Year-Old First Aid: Diaper Rash KidsHealth > For Parents > First Aid: Diaper Rash A A A Diaper rash is a common skin condition in babies. ... rash is due to irritation caused by the diaper, but it can have other causes not related ...

  5. Poison Ivy Rash

    Diseases and Conditions Poison ivy rash By Mayo Clinic Staff Poison ivy rash is caused by an allergic reaction to an oily resin ... is in the leaves, stems and roots of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. Wash your ...

  6. Fossa Regia

    Ferchiou, N.


    Comme toutes les questions de frontière, le problème de la Fossa Regia est loin de se limiter au simple tracé d’une ligne de démarcation entre deux pays ou deux provinces. En fait, il touche à des aspects les plus divers, tels que la politique menée par les protagonistes de l’époque, – que ce soit les rois numides ou Rome, – les opérations militaires, les institutions municipales et juridiques, la pertica de la colonie de Carthage, le droit des gens et du sol, l’assiette foncière, la répartit...

  7. Mangala Fossa


    (Released 29 May 2002) The Science Today's THEMIS release captures Mangala Fossa. Mangala Fossa is a graben, which in geologic terminology translates into a long parallel to semi-parallel fracture or trough. Grabens are dropped or downthrown areas relative to the rocks on either side and these features are generally longer than they are wider. There are numerous dust devil trails seen in this image. In the lower portion of this image several dust devil tracks can be seen cutting across the upper surface then down the short stubby channel and finally back up and over to the adjacent upper surface. Some dust avalanche streaks on slopes are also visible. The rough material in the upper third of the image contains a portion of the rim of a 90 km diameter crater located in Daedalia Planum. The smooth crater floor has a graben (up to 7 km wide) and channel (2 km wide) incised into its surface. In the middle third and right of this image one can see ripples (possibly fossil dunes) on the crater floor material just above the graben. The floor of Mangala Fossa and the southern crater floor surface also have smaller linear ridges trending from the upper left to lower right. These linear ridges could be either erosional (yardangs) or depositional (dunes) landforms. The lower third of the scene contains a short stubby channel (near the right margin) and lava flow front (lower left). The floor of this channel is fairly smooth with some linear crevasses located along its course. One gets the impression that the channel floor is mantled with some type of indurated material that permits cracks to form in its surface. The Story In the Daedalia Plains on Mars, the rim of an old eroded crater rises up, a wreck of its former self (see context image at right). From the rough, choppy crater rim (top of the larger THEMIS image), the terrain descends to the almost smooth crater floor, gouged deeply by a trough, a channel, and the occasional dents of small, scattered craters. The deep

  8. [Antecubital flap: advantages in elbow coverage. An anatomical study and experience of five clinical cases].

    Duteille, F; Rocchi, L; Dautel, G; Merle, M


    The antecubital flap is a fasciocutaneous strip that has its blood supply provided by the first proximal collateral of the radial artery. This flap was described for the first time in 1983 by Lamberty and Cormack, but it has not been widely used and there have been only a few reports in the literature concerning this procedure. The aim of the present investigation was to demonstrate via an anatomical study and a report on five cases the viability of the various anatomical features of this cutaneous flap, and also its positive contribution to elbow reconstruction. The anatomical study involved eight fresh cadavers (eight upper limbs). An injection of colored prevulcanized latex was made in the humeral artery in the lower third of the arm. The aim was to determine which artery provided blood supply to the flap, its anatomical location, and also to look for possible distal anastomoses which would permit a distal pedicled flap to be removed. Contrary to the findings of other authors, in the present study it was found that the vessel providing blood to the antecubital flap always branched off from the radial artery. However, no anastomoses with distal vascularization were detected, which would have permitted a distal pedicled flap to be obtained. The use of the antecubital flap for elbow coverage was then illustrated by five clinical cases of soft tissue defects of the elbow. This method was found to be reliable, practical, and the flap could be rapidly dissected. Moreover, this particular technique is sensitive, and has an interesting rotational arc. The distal cutaneous island flap has the advantage of limiting scar tissue. A comparison between the antecubital flap and other pedicled flaps has then been made. In conclusion, it appears that this little-known procedure has definite advantages, and that it should be included in the range of surgical techniques that are available for soft tissue reconstruction in the case of elbow defects.

  9. Olmesartan: Induced maculopapular rash

    Aruna Bhushan


    Full Text Available Olmesartan medoxomil is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB which is shown to be effective and well tolerated in hypertensive patients. It is a frequently prescribed antihypertensive as it is considered safe. Here, we report the case of a patient who developed maculopapular rash during the course of the treatment with olmesartan medoxomil.

  10. La Fossane de Buffon, Fossa fossa (Schreber)

    Jentink, F.A.


    The type-specimen of Buffon’s Fossane, Fossa Fossa (Schreber) had been presented in 1761 by Monsieur Poivre to the Cabinet du Roi: it was a stuffed skin, with the jaws and the bones of the legs. The animal measured 17 pouces from the tip of the nose to the origin of the tail, the tail measuring 8½ p

  11. Amlodipine-induced petechial rash

    M B Murthy


    Full Text Available A patient of essential hypertension stabilized on 10 mg amlodipine once daily developed brownish black petechial non-blanching macular rash bilaterally covering the limbs below the knee and dorsum of the feet. History, general and clinical examinations and lab investigations revealed no abnormalities. Temporal association of the onset of rash with amlodipine use, inability to explain rash by natural history of hypertension, possibility of rash with amlodipine and rash resolution on dechallenge placed this reaction in Naranjo score of 6, a probable adverse reaction to amlodipine. Hence the drug was replaced by enalapril. The rash resolved completely over a period of eight weeks.

  12. Diaper Rash: How to Treat

    ... care Kids’ zone Video library Find a dermatologist Diaper rash: How to treat Everyone wants a happy, healthy baby, however, babies often experience discomfort from diaper rash – a condition that causes skin underneath the ...

  13. Tantalus Fossae


    (Released 25 June 2002) The Science Tantalus Fossae is a set of long valleys on the eastern side of Alba Patera. These valleys are referred to as grabens and are formed by extension of the crust and faulting. When large amounts of pressure or tension are applied to rocks on timescales that are fast enough that the rock cannot respond by deforming, the rock breaks along faults. In the case of a graben, two parallel faults are formed by extension of the crust and the rock in between the faults drops downward into the space created by the extension. Numerous sets of grabens are visible in this THEMIS image, trending from north-northeast to south-southwest. Because the faults defining the graben are formed parallel to the direction of the applied stress, we know that extensional forces were pulling the crust apart in the west-northwest/east-southeast direction. The large number of grabens around Alba Patera is generally believed to be the result of extensional forces associated with the uplift of Alba Patera. Also visible in this image are a series of linearly aligned pits, called a pit chain. The pits are not the result of impact cratering, but are similar to sinkholes on Earth. Sinkholes are typically formed by the removal of rock (commonly limestone) underground by groundwater -- when enough rock is removed, the overlying rock becomes too heavy to be supported, and it collapses, forming a pit. Unlike sinkholes, however, the pit chains near Alba Patera were likely formed when empty underground lava tubes collapsed, accounting for the presence and alignment of many pits. Numerous channel features are also observed in the image, and follow the local topographic slope, which is downhill to the east-southeast. One of these, a long channel in the center of the image, nicely demonstrates the complex relations possible between geologic features. The geologist's rule of superposition says that a feature on top of (superposing) another feature, or cutting across another

  14. Lacosamide-induced rash.

    Koubeissi, Mohamad Z; Vismer, Marta; Ehrlich, Alison


    Cutaneous eruptions and hypersensitivity represent frequently reported side effects of anti-seizure medications. However, these side-effects have rarely been previously reported for lacosamide, a newer-generation anti-seizure medication with a novel mechanism of action. Here, we report a case of diffuse skin eruption in a patient with history of epilepsy soon after initiation of lacosamide. The rash resolved after discontinuation of lacosamide and use of antihistamines and steroids. We also review the information on drug hypersensitivity syndrome.

  15. Smelly foot rash.

    Morais, Paulo; Peralta, Ligia


    A previously healthy Caucasian girl, 6 years of age, presented with pruritic rash on both heels of 6 months duration. The lesions appeared as multiple depressions 1-2 mm in diameter that progressively increased in size. There was no history of trauma or insect bite. She reported local pain when walking, worse with moisture and wearing sneakers. On examination, multiple small craterlike depressions were present, some coalescing into a larger lesion on both heels (Figure 1). There was an unpleasant 'cheesy' odour and a moist appearance. Wood lamp examination and potassium hydroxide testing for fungal hyphae were negative.

  16. Poison ivy - oak - sumac rash

    ... this page: // Poison ivy - oak - sumac rash To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Poison ivy, oak, and sumac are plants that commonly ...

  17. Pediatric Patient with a Rash

    Jared Sutton


    Full Text Available A 2 year old fully immunized male with no personal history of chicken pox presented to the emergency department with a chief complaint of a rash for one week after returning from a hiking trip in a remote island in Canada. After initially being diagnosed with contact dermatitis, a diagnosis of herpes zoster was made by confirmatory viral polymerase chain reaction testing. The purpose of this case report is to examine the literature for the incidence and etiology of shingles in children without a prior history of a primary varicella rash outbreak.

  18. Pterygopalatine Fossa: Not a Mystery!

    Derinkuyu, Betul Emine; Boyunaga, Oznur; Oztunali, Cigdem; Alimli, Ayse Gul; Ucar, Murat


    The pterygopalatine fossa is an important anatomic crossroads that is connected with numerous intra- and extracranial spaces via foramina and fissures. Although this fossa is small, its central location in the skull base and its communications provide clinical, radiological, and anatomical significance. In this pictorial review, we aimed to describe the radiologic anatomy of the pterygopalatine fossa, as well as to give some pathologic examples to better understand this major conduit.

  19. Butterfly rash with periodontitis: A diagnostic dilemma

    Manvi Aggarwal


    Full Text Available Rashes can occur in any part of the body. But rash which appears on face has got both psychological and cosmetic effect on the patient. Rashes on face can sometimes be very challenging to physicians and dermatologists and those associated with oral manifestations pose a challenge to dentists. Butterfly rash is a red flat facial rash involving the malar region bilaterally and the bridge of the nose. The presence of a butterfly rash is generally a sign of lupus erythematosus (LE, but it can also include a plethora of conditions. The case presented here is of a female with butterfly rash along with typical bright red discoloration of gingiva. The clinical, histopathological and biochemical investigations suggested the presence of rosacea.

  20. Practical Management of Lenalidomide-Related Rash.

    Tinsley, Sara M; Kurtin, Sandra E; Ridgeway, Jean A


    Lenalidomide (LEN) is an immunomodulatory drug with US Food and Drug Administration approval for use in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), multiple myeloma (MM), and mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). The toxicity profile for LEN is similar across indications, with the most common adverse events reported in registration trials being hematologic in nature, and Grade ≥ 3 hematologic toxicities the most common reasons for treatment interruption or permanent LEN discontinuation. However, an analysis of the Celgene Global Drug Safety database showed that nonserious rash was the leading cause of permanent early discontinuation of LEN in patients with MDS treated in the postmarketing setting (similar data not available for patients with MM or MCL). In registration trials, rash was reported in up to a third of patients, but Grade ≥ 3 rash was uncommon and rash rarely led to LEN treatment interruption or permanent discontinuation. This suggests differences in management of LEN-related rash in clinical trials versus real-world use. Most LEN-related rash is mild to moderate in severity and might present as patchy, raised, macular skin lesions, sometimes with localized urticaria, which might be associated with pruritus. Mild to moderate rash might be treated with topical corticosteroids and/or oral antihistamines. Any grade LEN-related rash should be appropriately managed through awareness of symptoms, appropriate and prompt intervention, and maximizing patient self-reporting of early signs of rash using upfront educational initiatives. This guide to management of LEN-related rash reviews key clinical data from registration trials, and the incidence and physiology of LEN-related rash, grading of rash, and guidelines for patients and caregivers.

  1. Petechial rash in children: a clinical dilemma.

    Barnetson, Laura; Heaton, Paul Anthony; Palmer, Sarah; Paul, Siba Prosad


    Children with a petechial rash commonly present to emergency departments. The rash can be associated with serious illnesses, such as invasive meningococcal disease (IMD), but is usually associated with less severe conditions. This article discusses the common and important causes of petechial rash, including IMD, viral illnesses, trauma, Henoch-Schönlein purpura and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. It also analyses the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) ( 2014 ) pathway for management of petechial rash in children and examines treatment of the various causes. The article includes two relevant case studies and discusses the role of emergency nurses.

  2. Clay at Nili Fossae


    This image of the Nili Fossae region of Mars was compiled from separate images taken by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) and the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), two instruments on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The images were taken at 0730 UTC (2:30 a.m. EDT) on Oct. 4, 2006, near 20.4 degrees north latitude, 78.5 degrees east longitude. CRISM's image was taken in 544 colors covering 0.36 to 3.92 micrometers, and shows features as small as 18 meters (60 feet) across. HiRISE's image was taken in three colors, but its much higher resolution shows features as small as 30 centimeters (1 foot) across. CRISM's sister instrument on the Mars Express spacecraft, OMEGA, discovered that some of the most ancient regions of Mars are rich in clay minerals, formed when water altered the planet's volcanic rocks. From the OMEGA data it was unclear whether the clays formed at the surface during Mars' earliest history of if they formed at depth and were later exposed by impact craters or erosion of the overlying rocks. Clays are an indicator of wet, benign environments possibly suitable for biological processes, making Nili Fossae and comparable regions important targets for both CRISM and HiRISE. In this visualization of the combined data from the two instruments, the CRISM data were used to calculate the strengths of spectral absorption bands due to minerals present in the scene. The two major minerals detected by the instrument are olivine, a mineral characteristic of primitive igneous rocks, and clay. Areas rich in olivine are shown in red, and minerals rich in clay are shown in green. The derived colors were then overlayed on the HiRISE image. The area where the CRISM and HiRISE data overlap is shown at the upper left, and is about 5 kilometers (3 miles) across. The three boxes outlined in blue are enlarged to show how the different minerals in the scene match up with different landforms. In the image at the upper right

  3. Heat Rash (Prickly Heat or Miliaria)

    ... infection, such as: Increased pain, swelling, redness or warmth around the affected area Pus draining from the ... climates. Hot, humid weather can cause heat rash. Physical activity. Intense exercise, hard work or any activity ...

  4. Skin rash during treatment with generic itraconazole

    Antonio De Vuono


    Full Text Available Generic drugs have the same active substance, the same pharmaceutical form, the same therapeutic indications and a similar bioequivalence with the reference medicinal product (branded. Although a similar efficacy is postulated, some cases of clinical inefficacy during treatment with generic formulations have been reported. In this case, we describe a woman with onychomycosis that developed a skin rash during treatment with a generic formulation of itraconazole. Drug administration and its re-challenge confirmed the association between itraconazole and skin rash. Both Naranjo probability scale and World Health Organization causality assessment scale documented a probable association between generic-itraconazole and skin rash. The switch from generic formulation to brand one induced an improvement of symptoms. Since we are unable to evaluate the role of each excipient in the development of skin rash, we cannot rule out their involvement. However, more data are necessary to better define the similarities or differences between branded and generic formulations.

  5. Hot Tub Rash (Pseudomonas Dermatitis/Folliculitis)

    ... Español [PDF - 1 page] "Hot Tub Rash" ( Pseudomonas Dermatitis / Folliculitis) If contaminated water comes in contact ... is often caused by infection with the germ Pseudomonas aeruginosa . This germ is common in the environment ( ...

  6. Epidural hematomas of posterior fossa

    Radulović Danilo


    Full Text Available Background. Posterior fossa epidural hematomas represent 7-14% of all traumatic intracranial epidural hematomas. They are most frequently encountered posttraumatic mass lesions in the posterior fossa. The aim of this study was to identify clinical features that could lead to the early diagnosis of posterior fossa epidural hematoma. Methods. Between 1980 and 2002, 28 patients with epidural hematoma of the posterior fossa were operated on at the Institute for Neurosurgery, Belgrade. Clinical course neuroradiological investigations, and the results of surgical treatment of the patients with posterior fossa epidural hematomas were analyzed retrospectively. Results. Almost two thirds of patients were younger than 16 years of age. In 20 cases injury was caused by a fall, in 6 cases by a traffic accident, and in 2 by the assault. Clinical course was subacute or chronic in two thirds of the patients. On the admission Glasgow Coma Scale was 7 or less in 9 injured, 8-14 in 14 injured, and 15 in 5 injured patients. Linear fracture of the occipital bone was radiographically evident in 19 patients, but was intraoperatively encountered in all the patients except for a 4-year old child. In 25 patients the diagnosis was established by computer assisted tomography (CAT and in 3 by vertebral angiography. All the patients were operated on via suboccipital craniotomy. Four injured patients who were preoperatively comatose were with lethal outcome. Postoperatively, 24 patients were with sufficient neurologic recovery. Conclusion. Posterior fossa epidural hematoma should be suspected in cases of occipital injury, consciousness disturbances, and occipital bone fracture. In such cases urgent CAT-scan is recommended. Early recognition early diagnosis, and prompt treatment are crucial for good neurological recovery after surgery.

  7. Cadaveric study of fossa ovalis

    Kanani SD


    Full Text Available Introduction: The interatrial septum of heart presents the fossa ovale, an oval depression above and to the left of the orifice of the inferior vena cava. Atrial septal defect is one of the most common but least severe congenital heart diseases in adult. Patent foramen ovale is a hemodynamically insignificant interatrial communication present in >25% of the adult population. Material and Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted on 40 cadavers with age range of 60 to 80 years in the dissection laboratory of various medical colleges of ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Standard dissection method was used and foramen ovale was observed after opening up the right atrium and data about the situation, shape, floor and margin of foramen ovale was noted. Result and Observation: Commonest position of fossa ovalis was the middle of the interatrial wall followed by mouth of the inferior caval vein and mouth of the superior caval vein. In 33 hearts the fossa was oval and in 07 hearts it was round. The floor was very thick 19, moderately thick in 13 and thin in 08. Two hearts had fenestrated floor. Conclusion: Patients with isolated atrial septal defects (ASD have benefited from important recent advances in the diagnosis, evaluation, & management of their conditions. More studies are necessary to address several unresolved issues related to patent foramen ovale for benefit of patients.

  8. Posterior Fossa Tumor in Children

    Seyed Mahmoud TABATABAEI


    Full Text Available How to Cite this Article: Tabatabaei SM, Seddighi A, Seddighi AS. Posterior Fossa Tumor in Children. Iran. J. Child. Neurol 2012;6(2: 19-24. Objective Primary brain tumors are the most common solid neoplasms of childhood, representing 20% of all pediatric tumors. The best current estimates place the incidence between 2.76 and 4.28/100,000 children per year. Compared with brain tumors in adults, a much higher percentage of pediatric brain tumors arise in the posterior fossa. Infratentorial tumors comprise as many as two thirds of all pediatric brain tumors in some large series. Tumor types that most often occur in the posterior fossa include medulloblastoma, ependymoma, cerebellar astrocytoma and brainstem glioma. Materials & Methods All pediatric cases of posterior fossa tumor that were considered for surgery from 1981 to 2011 were selected and the demographic data including age, gender and tumor characteristics along with the location and pathological diagnosis were recorded. The surgical outcomes were assessed according to pathological diagnosis. Results Our series consisted of 84 patients (52 males, 32 females. Cerebellar symptoms were the most common cause of presentation (80.9% followed by headache (73.8% and vomiting (38.1%. The most common histology was medulloblastoma (42.8% followed by cerebellar astrocytoma (28.6%, ependymoma (14.3%, brainstem glioma (7.2% and miscellaneous pathologies (e.g., dermoid,  andtuberculoma (7.2%. Conclusion The diagnosis of brain tumors in the general pediatric population remains challenging. Most symptomatic children require several visits to a physician before the correct diagnosis is made. These patients are often misdiagnosed for gastrointestinal disorders. Greater understanding of the clinical presentation of these tumors and judicious use of modern neuroimaging techniques should lead to more efficacious therapies.References 1. Mehta V, Chapman A, McNeely PD, Walling S, Howes WJ. Latency between

  9. Geometric morphometrics of hominoid infraspinous fossa shape.

    Green, David J; Serrins, Jesse D; Seitelman, Brielle; Martiny, Amy R; Gunz, Philipp


    Recent discoveries of early hominin scapulae from Ethiopia (Dikika, Woranso-Mille) and South Africa (Malapa) have motivated new examinations of the relationship between scapular morphology and locomotor function. In particular, infraspinous fossa shape has been shown to significantly differ among hominoids. However, this region presents relatively few homologous landmarks, such that traditional distance and angle-based methods may oversimplify this three-dimensional structure. To more thoroughly assess infraspinous fossa shape variation as it relates to function among adult hominoid representatives, we considered two geometric morphometric (GM) approaches--one employing five homologous landmarks ("wireframe") and another with 83 sliding semilandmarks along the border of the infraspinous fossa. We identified several differences in infraspinous fossa shape with traditional approaches, particularly in superoinferior fossa breadth and scapular spine orientation. The wireframe analysis reliably captured the range of shape variation in the sample, which reflects the relatively straightforward geometry of the infraspinous fossa. Building on the traditional approach, the GM results highlighted how the orientation of the medial portion of the infraspinous fossa differed relative to both the axillary border and spine. These features distinguished Pan from Gorilla in a way that traditional analyses had not been able to discern. Relative to the wireframe method, the semilandmark approach further distinguished Pongo from Homo, highlighting aspects of infraspinous fossa morphology that may be associated with climbing behaviors in hominoid taxa. These results highlight the ways that GM methods can enhance our ability to evaluate complex aspects of shape for refining and testing hypotheses about functional morphology.

  10. Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) deficiency presenting as a rash.

    Crushell, Ellen


    We report on the case of a 2-year-old girl recently diagnosed with Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) deficiency who originally presented in the neonatal period with a distinctive rash. At 11 weeks of age she developed seizures, she had acquired microcephaly and developmental delay. The rash deteriorated dramatically following commencement of phenobarbitone; both rash and seizures abated following empiric introduction of pyridoxine and folinic acid as treatment of possible vitamin responsive seizures. We postulate that phenobarbitone in combination with MTHFR deficiency may have caused her rash to deteriorate and subsequent folinic acid was helpful in treating the rash and preventing further acute neurological decline as commonly associated with this condition.

  11. Leflunomide Induced Drug Rash And Hepatotoxicity

    Uppal Monica


    Full Text Available A 57 year old female presented with generalized erythematous scay plaques of 11/2 months duration and jaundice since 1 month. She was on leflunomide since 3 months for chronic rheumatoid arthritis. Investigations revealed positive ANA, rheumatoid factor and negative anti-DsDNA. Bilirubin and liver enzymes were markedly raised. Viral markers were negative. Direct immunoflourescence did not show lupus band. A diagnosis of drug induced hepatitis and skin rash was made. She was treated with cholestyramine but she died after ten days of hospitalization.

  12. Are Homo sapiens nonsupranuchal fossa and Neanderthal suprainiac fossa convergent traits?

    Nowaczewska, Wioletta


    The autapomorphic status of the Neanderthal suprainiac fossa was recently confirmed. This was a result of a detailed analysis of the internal bone composition in the area of the suprainiac depression on Neanderthal and Homo sapiens specimens. However, while anatomical differences between Neanderthal suprainiac fossa and the depression in the inion region of the occipital bone of fossil and recent Homo sapiens have been discussed in detail, the etiology of these structures has not been resolved. In this article, the hypothesis that the Homo sapiens non-supranuchal fossa and the Neanderthal suprainiac fossa both formed to maintain the optimal shape of the occipital plane (to minimize strain on the posterior cranial vault) is tested. First, the variation in the expression of the fossa above inion in the crania of recent Homo sapiens from European, African, and Australian samples was examined, and the degree of structural similarity between these depressions and the Neanderthal suprainiac fossa was assessed. Next, the relationship between the shape of the occipital squama in the midsagittal plane and two particular features (the degree of the occipital torus development and the occurrence of a depression in the inion region that is not the supranuchal fossa) were analyzed. Based on the results, it is suggested that the Homo sapiens non-supranuchal fossa and Neanderthal suprainiac fossa are convergent traits.

  13. Giant prostatic fossa with misleading radiographic features.

    Stenzl, A; Fuchs, G J


    The long-term complication of a perforation of the prostatic capsule during transurethral resection of the prostate is described. Calcifications in a giant prostatic fossa led to initially misleading radiologic findings.

  14. Trochanteric fossa or piriform fossa of the femur : Time for standardised terminology?

    Moein, C. M. S. Ansari; Gerrits, P. D.; ten Duis, H. J.


    Piriform fossa, trochanteric fossa and greater trochanteric tip have each been described as entry points for antegrade femoral nailing. However, the terminology used for these entry points is confusing. The accuracy of the entry point nomenclature in published text and illustrations was recorded in

  15. Trochanteric fossa or piriform fossa of the femur: time for standardised terminology?

    Ansari Moein, C M S; Gerrits, P D; ten Duis, H J


    Piriform fossa, trochanteric fossa and greater trochanteric tip have each been described as entry points for antegrade femoral nailing. However, the terminology used for these entry points is confusing. The accuracy of the entry point nomenclature in published text and illustrations was recorded in this review study. The trochanteric fossa, a deep depression at the base of the femoral neck is indicated as 'piriform fossa' in the vast majority of the publications. Other publications indicate the insertion site of the tendon of the piriformis muscle on the greater trochanteric tip as 'piriform fossa'. As a result of recurrent terminology error and consistent reproductions of it, the recommended entry point in literature is confusing and seems to need standardisation. The piriform fossa does not appear to exist in the femoral region. The trochanteric fossa is the standard entry point which most surgeons recommend for facilitating a standard straight intramedullary nail, as is in line with the medullary canal. The greater trochanteric tip is the lateral entry point for intramedullary nails with a proximal lateral bend.

  16. 21 CFR 872.3950 - Glenoid fossa prosthesis.


    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Glenoid fossa prosthesis. 872.3950 Section 872...) MEDICAL DEVICES DENTAL DEVICES Prosthetic Devices § 872.3950 Glenoid fossa prosthesis. (a) Identification. A glenoid fossa prosthesis is a device that is intended to be implanted in the...

  17. Herniographic appearance of the lateral inguinal fossa

    Ekberg, O.; Kesek, P.

    Herniography frequently reveals clinically undetected groin hernia. Thereby herniography contributes to the clinical work-up in patients with obscure groin pain. However, the distinction between clinically important and unimportant abnormalities within the lateral inguinal fossa can be difficult. This study was therefore designed in order to elucidate the herniographic appearance of the lateral inguinal fossa in patients with obscure groin pain. Herniographic findings were compared with laterality of the patients' symptoms. The lateral umbilical fold was visible in only 47% of the groins. A triangular shaped outpouching from the lateral inguinal fossa and a patent processus vaginalis were found with equal frequency on the left and right side. They were five times as frequent in men as in women. Their presence did not correlate with laterality of the patients' symptoms. Indirect hernias were almost twice as common on the symptomatic side as compared with the asymptomatic side. On the left side they were found twice as often in men as in women while there was no significant sex difference on the right side. Our results show that neither a patent processus vaginalis nor a triangular outpouching from the lateral inguinal fossa correlate with the laterality of the patients' symptoms while true indirect hernias do.

  18. New concepts on posterior fossa malformations

    Jaspan, Tim [Imaging Centre, University Hospital, Nottingham (United Kingdom)


    A full description of the embryology of the posterior fossa (PF) is beyond the scope of this review; several recent publications are recommended. Specific aspects of the processes involved are, however, reviewed as a background to malformations that involve defects or errors occurring at critical stages during the embryogenesis of the PF structures. (orig.)




    Full Text Available The study was conducted on sixty scapulae obtained from the department of Anatomy, Government Medical College, Jammu. The shape of the glenoid cavity was observed in all the scapulae. It was inverted comma shaped, tear drop shaped, oval and round shaped. T he shape on the two sides was compared. Morphometry of the glenoid cavity was done and compared on right and left side. The dimensions of the glenoid fossa provide important information for designing and fitting of glenoid component for shoulder arthroplas ty. An understanding of variations of glenoid cavity is essential for evaluating pathological conditions like osseous Bankart lesions and osteochondral defects. INTRODUCTION: Shoulder arthroplasty is a common mode of treatment to treat shoulder pathologies like shoulder arthritis. Knowledge about the shape and morphological parameters is essential for success of shoulder arthroplasty as otherwise there would be loosening of the joint necessisitating the need for revision surgery. The articular surfaces for shoulder joint are the glenoid cavity (or fossa of scapula and head of humerus. The glenoid fossa is a shallow ovoid depression on the lateral angle of the scapula. It is also called as the glenoid cavity or the head of the scapula. There is variation in the shape of the glenoid fossa. The glenoid rim presents a small notch on its anterior and upper part . (1 The glenoid notch prevents the attachment of fibrocartilaginous glenoidal labrum to the glenoidal rim, which can be detach ed leading to Bankart, s les ion . (2 A knowledge of the shape and morphometry of glenoid fossa is essential for treat ing glenohumeral osteoarthritis . (3 Morphometric analysis of glenoid fossa is also essential when total shoulder prosthesis has to be used. It is also essential for eva luating Bankart lesion, osteochondral defects, shoulder instability etc. Thorough scanning of available literature revealed that there is dearth of literature regarding

  20. Setting the Record Straight on Diaper Rash and Disposable Diapers.

    Clark-Greuel, Jocelyn N; Helmes, C Tucker; Lawrence, Ann; Odio, Mauricio; White, Jeffrey C


    Skin in the diapered area is continuously threatened by exposure to changes in pH levels, overhydration, mechanical friction, and fecal enzymes, making diaper rash a common occurrence among babies. Up to one third of infants may exhibit clinical symptoms of diaper rash at any time, and more than half of babies between the ages of 4 and 15 months develop diaper rash at least once in a 2-month period. Despite misperceptions that disposable diapers are related to an increase in diaper rash, the incidence of diaper dermatitis is on the decline, largely due to significant improvements in disposable diaper construction and materials. Modern-day disposable diapers are specifically designed to limit exposure to irritants in the diaper area, reduce overhydration, inhibit skin barrier compromise, and help maintain normal skin pH levels and have been thoroughly evaluated for safety and skin compatibility.

  1. [Cochlear implantation through the middle fossa approach].

    Szyfter, W; Colletti, V; Pruszewicz, A; Kopeć, T; Szymiec, E; Kawczyński, M; Karlik, M


    The inner part of cochlear implant is inserted into inner ear during surgery through mastoid and middle ear. It is a classical method, used in the majority cochlear centers in the world. This is not a suitable method in case of chronic otitis media and middle ear malformation. In these cases Colletti proposed the middle fossa approach and cochlear implant insertion omitting middle ear structures. In patient with bilateral chronic otitis media underwent a few ears operations without obtaining dry postoperative cavity. Cochlear implantation through the middle fossa approach was performed in this patient. The bone fenster was cut, temporal lobe was bent and petrosus pyramid upper surface was exposed. When the superficial petrosal greater nerve, facial nerve and arcuate eminence were localised, the cochlear was open in the basal turn and electrode were inserted. The patient achieves good results in the postoperative speech rehabilitation. It confirmed Colletti tesis that deeper electrode insertion in the cochlear implantation through the middle fossa approach enable use of low and middle frequencies, which are very important in speech understanding.

  2. A Case Report of Rash at Peritoneal Dialysis Exit Site

    Elvira O. Gosmanova MD, FASN


    Full Text Available The International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis recommends the regular application of topical antibiotic-containing preparations in addition to a routine exit site care to reduce the risk of exit site infection (ESI. Among these prophylactic antimicrobial preparations, topical gentamicin is one of the widely used and effective antibiotics for prevention of ESI and peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis (PD patients. Overall, topical gentamicin is well tolerated; however, its use can be associated with the development of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD. We describe a first reported case of PD catheter exit site contact ACD due to topical gentamicin mimicking ESI. The patient in this report developed worsening violaceous in color and pruritic rash surrounding the PD catheter exit site that appeared 3 weeks after the initiation of gentamicin cream. The association between development of rash and initiation of topical gentamicin led to a suspicion of local reaction to gentamicin rather than ESI. Skin biopsy confirmed ACD. Discontinuation of the provoking agent and subsequent treatment with topical hydrocortisone application led to a resolution of the exit site rash. Any rash at a PD catheter exit site should be considered infectious until proven otherwise. However, it is important to be aware of noninfectious etiologies of exit site rashes as the treatment of these 2 conditions differs.

  3. Erlotinib-induced rash spares previously irradiated skin

    Lips, Irene M.; Vonk, Ernest J.A. [Radiotherapeutisch Instituut Stedendriehoek en Omstreken (RISO), Deventer (Netherlands). Dept. of Radiation Oncology; Koster, Mariska E.Y. [Deventer Hospital (Netherlands). Dept. of Lung Diseases; Houwing, Ronald H. [Deventer Hospital (Netherlands). Dept. of Dermatology


    Erlotinib is an epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor prescribed to patients with locally advanced or metastasized non-small cell lung carcinoma after failure of at least one earlier chemotherapy treatment. Approximately 75% of the patients treated with erlotinib develop acneiform skin rashes. A patient treated with erlotinib 3 months after finishing concomitant treatment with chemotherapy and radiotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer is presented. Unexpectedly, the part of the skin that had been included in his previously radiotherapy field was completely spared from the erlotinib-induced acneiform skin rash. The exact mechanism of erlotinib-induced rash sparing in previously irradiated skin is unclear. The underlying mechanism of this phenomenon needs to be explored further, because the number of patients being treated with a combination of both therapeutic modalities is increasing. The therapeutic effect of erlotinib in the area of the previously irradiated lesion should be assessed. (orig.)

  4. Isotretinoin induced rash, urticaria, and angioedema: a case report



    Full Text Available Isotretinoin is a vitamin A analogue, which is readily isomerized to tretinoin. It causes normalization of abnormal keratinisation. It also reduces sebum secretion. It also has anti-inflammatory as well as antibacterial properties. It has some adverse effects like teratogenecity, hypertriglyceridemia, pancreatitis, dryness of skin, cheilitis, altered liver functions etc. A 25 years old unmarried lady presented with acne vulgaris, who did not showed improvements with conventional (antibiotics therapy was given isotretinoin. She developed maculopapular rash, urticaria and angioedema Isotretinoin induced urticarial rashes and angioedema is rarely reported as far as our knowledge is concerned.

  5. Extensive VZV Encephalomyelitis without Rash in an Elderly Man

    Karen Lynch


    Full Text Available Introduction. Varicella zoster virus (VZV encephalomyelitis with cranial nerve involvement is rare. Characteristically it is preceded by a rash and primarily presents in the immunocompromised. The spectrum of VZV neurologic disease is extensive and it is not uncommon to present without rash. We report the case of an elderly otherwise immunocompetent patient who presented with diverse manifestations of VZV CNS infection all occurring without rash. Case Report. A 78-year-old man presented with 1 week of progressive paraparesis and sensory loss, malaise, and fevers. MRI of the neuraxis demonstrated numerous enhancing lesions: intramedullary, leptomeningeal, pachymeningeal, and cranial nerves. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF showed a white blood cell count of 420/μL with elevated protein (385 mg/dL. CSF VZV qualitative PCR was positive and CSF VZV immunofluorescence assay detected IgM antibody, confirming the diagnosis of VZV encephalomyelitis. Clinical and radiological improvement was observed after intravenous acyclovir treatment. Conclusion. This is a rare report of an immunocompetent patient with extensive VZV encephalomyelitis. We highlight the importance of considering this diagnosis even in the absence of the characteristic rash, and the potential risk of premature discontinuation of antiviral therapy once HSV has been excluded. Prompt recognition and treatment can dramatically reduce morbidity and mortality in patients.

  6. A non-travel related rash in a traveler

    Keith A. Sacco


    Full Text Available A 45-year-old man was admitted for investigation of a symmetric lower limb rash associated with recurrent fever for two weeks following a hiking trip in Italy and Greece. He was treated for sepsis secondary to lower limb cellulitis with no clinical improvement and subsequently diagnosed with Streptococcus gallolyticus endocarditis mediating an infectious vasculitis.

  7. [A neonate with a skin rash post partum].

    Zwitserloot, A.M.; Niemeyer, B.


    A term-born boy presented with a rash immediately post partum, consisting of erosions, crusts and a few vesicles. Skin biopsy showed dermal infiltration of S100 and CD1a immunopositive histiocytes. The diagnosis was 'congenital Langerhans cell histiocytosis of the skin'.

  8. Maxillary tooth displacement in the infratemporal fossa

    Korosh Roshanghias


    Full Text Available Wisdom tooth operations are sometimes accompanied by complications. This case report shows complications during upper jaw third molar removal. Expectable problems during oral surgery should be planned to be solved in advance. Displacement of the third molar during oral surgeries as a considerable complication is rarely discussed scientifically. A good design of flap, adequate power for extraction, and clear view on the surgical field are crucial. Three-dimensional radiographic diagnostics in terms of cone beam computed tomography is helpful after tooth displacement into the infratemporal fossa.

  9. Acute Spontaneous Posterior Fossa Subdural Hematoma

    Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin


    Full Text Available Acute posterior fossa subdural hematomas are rare and most of them are trauma-related. Non-traumatic ones have been reported in patients who had idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura or those who had been receiving anticoagulant therapy. We report on the case of 57-year-old Iranian man who developed sudden severe occipital headache, drowsiness, repeated vomiting, and instability of stance and gait. He was neither hypertensive nor diabetic. No history of head trauma was obtained and he denied illicit drug or alcohol ingestion. A preliminary diagnosis of acute intra-cerebellar hemorrhage was made. His CT brain scan revealed an acute right-sided, extra-axial, crescent-shaped hyperdense area at the posterior fossa. His routine blood tests, platelets count, bleeding time, and coagulation profile were unremarkable. The patient had spontaneous acute infratentorial subdural hematoma. He was treated conservatively and discharged home well after 5 days. Since then, we could not follow-up him, clinically and radiologically because he went back to Iran. Our patient’s presentation, clinical course, and imaging study have called for conservative management, as the overall presentation was relatively benign. Unless the diagnosis is entertained and the CT brain scan is well-interpreted, the diagnosis may easily escape detection.

  10. Posterior fossa involvement in a recurrent gliosarcoma

    Srikant Balasubramaniam


    Full Text Available Gliosarcoma (GSM is a WHO grade 4 tumor and a variant of glioblastoma multiforme with predilection for the temporal lobe. We record, perhaps the first case in literature, of a temporal lobe GSM with recurrence involving the posterior fossa. A 50-year-old man presented to us with headache, vomiting, and lethargy of relatively recent onset. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a well-circumscribed lesion in the left temporal lobe for which left temporal craniotomy with radical excision of the tumor was performed. Histopathology was suggestive of GSM. He presented to us within a month of the first surgery with a large recurrence involving the temporal lobe. He underwent a second surgery with radical excision of the tumor. Histopathology was confirmatory of GSM. He was administered concomitant chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Within a fortnight of starting adjuvant therapy, the bone flap started bulging and a repeat computed tomography scan revealed a large recurrence extending into the posterior fossa. The patient′s relatives refused consent for third surgery and he finally succumbed on postoperative day 21. GSMs are aggressive tumors that have a temporal lobe predilection, but they may present anywhere in the brain. Detailed studies on larger cohort of cases are needed to understand the true nature of these biphasic tumors.




    Full Text Available AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study is to describe the imaging findings of various posterior fossa malformations and to evaluate the supratentorial abnormalities associated with posterior fossa malformations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MR images of 30 patients wi th posterior fossa malformations detected in the department of Radiodiagnosis, BMCRI over a period of two years, from December 2012 to December 2014 were evaluated retrospectively. The various posterior fossa malformations were evaluated. Associated suprat entorial abnormalities were noted. RESULTS: 30 patients with posterior fossa malformations were included in the study. The age group of patients ranged from 1year to 53years. There were 18 males and 12 females. The various posterior fossa malformations det ected were Dandy Walker malformation (1 case, Dandy Walker variant (2 cases, mega cisterna magna (8 cases, arachnoid cysts (5 cases, Chiari 1 malformation (5 cases, Chairi 2 malformation (2 cases, Joubert malformation (1 case, lipoma (2 cases, verm ian and/or cerebellar hypoplasia without posterior fossa CSF collection or cyst (4 cases. Associated supratentorial abnormalities were seen in 8 cases . CONCLUSION: MRI is the imaging modality of choice in the evaluation of posterior fossa malformations. I t is very important to know the imaging findings of these malformations and to have knowledge about the various supratentorial and spinal abnormalities associated with them so as to provide an accurate diagnosis which is very essential for predicting the p rognosis and planning further management.

  12. Nomenclature of drug-induced pityriasis rosea-like rashes

    Chuh AAT


    Full Text Available Antonio AT Chuh1Prince of Wales Hospital, Hospital Authority, 2The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong KongI read with admiration an article published in your prestigious journal on the rare adverse effects of clozapine (CLZ.1I write to address a specific issue in this article. In the second paragraph of the section “Dermatological adverse effects”, it was stated that a 54-year-old patient with schizophrenia treated for 28 days with CLZ developed a generalized rash compatible with pityriasis rosea (skin rash that usually begins as one large circular or oval spot on your chest, abdomen, or back.I wish to point out certain problems for coining pityriasis rosea (PR as the diagnostic label in the patient concerned.View original paper by De Fazio and colleagues.

  13. [A case of disseminated gonococcal infection without typical skin rash].

    Yokota, Kazuhisa; Gomi, Harumi; Morisawa, Yuji


    Few case reports have been published on disseminated gonococcal infection in Japan. We report such a non-HIV case without typical skin rash. A 49-year-old Japanese man living in Thailand on business was seen for fever and multiple arthralgia after returning to Japan. Given the travel history, differential diagnoses included endemic viral infection such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), dengue fever, and chikungunya. Diagnosis was based on right-knee arthrocentesis, and synovial fluid culture followed by Neisseria gonorrhoeae polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The isolated strain was sensitive to penicillin. The man was treated with intravenous ceftriaxone and oral levofloxacin. Disseminated gonococcal infection should thus be considered when examining those with classical polyarthralgia symptoms even without a typical skin rash.

  14. Fever and rash in children: important diagnostic considerations.

    Gurion, R; Sabella, C; Zeft, A S


    The association of fever with illness has been known for years. A febrile child may have rash, and physicians need to know when this symptom combination is a benign versus a pathologic clinical presentation. In other terms, potential etiologies are either infectious or non-infectious. With scrupulous, methodical history taking and careful, serial physical examination, the treating physician will find hints to assess and solidify an appropriate diagnosis, and chose an appropriate treatment.

  15. PHACE syndrome in antenatally diagnosed posterior fossa anomaly

    Seema Pavaman Sindgikar


    Full Text Available PHACE is a neurocutaneous syndrome, an acronym to describe patients with facial segmental hemangiomas and other malformations. We describe a newborn antenatally diagnosed to have posterior fossa anomaly and subsequently as PHACE syndrome.

  16. Mature posterior fossa teratoma mimicking infratentorial meningioma: a case report.

    Coulibaly, O; El Kacemi, I; Fatemi, N; Gana, R; Saïdi, A; Maaqili, R; Jiddane, M; Bellakhdar, F


    Intracranial teratomas are congenital neoplasms mostly diagnosed in the pediatric hood and usually involve supratentorial midline structures. These teratomas, especially those involving the posterior fossa are an uncommon and representing less than 0.5% of all intracranial tumors. We report a case of mature posterior fossa teratoma in an adult patient diagnosed in the 4th decade of life. This lesion was taken for a huge infratentorial meningioma.

  17. Patient adaptable cerebellar retractor system: Use in posterior fossa surgery

    Hamid Borghei-Razavi


    Full Text Available A new patient adaptable dual use soft tissue spreader and cerebellar retractor system designed for use during surgery of the posterior fossa is described. We found that this new retractor design allowed for excellent exposure, plus greater freedom and dexterity during the posterior fossa surgery. This novel instrument is an improvement over the existing instrument, because it provided more force/power transmission from pins/connectors to the brain spatula via the shorter flexible arm.

  18. Nevirapine-induced rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS

    Shaman Gill


    Full Text Available Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS syndrome is an adverse reaction commonly occurring with antiepileptic agents. It was earlier referred to by various names such as dilantin hypersensitivity syndrome and anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome. It is characterized by the triad of fever, skin eruption, and systemic involvement. DRESS syndrome has also been reported with a number of other drugs including allopurinol, minocycline, terbinafine, sulfonamides, azathioprine, dapsone, and antiretroviral agents such as abacavir and nevirapine. We describe a rare case of nevirapine-induced hypersensitivity syndrome that was successfully treated with oral steroids.

  19. Functional morphology of the Neandertal scapular glenoid fossa.

    Macias, Marisa E; Churchill, Steven E


    Neandertals and Homo sapiens are known to differ in scapular glenoid fossa morphology. Functional explanations may be appropriate for certain aspects of glenoid fossa morphology; however, other factors--e.g., allometry, evolutionary development--must be addressed before functional morphology is considered. Using three-dimensional geometric morphometrics, shape of the scapular glenoid fossa was compared among Neandertals, early and recent modern humans, chimpanzees, orangutans, Australopithecus afarensis, and Au. sediba. Permutation analysis revealed that side, sex, and lifestyle did not correlate with shape. Of the features we found to differ between groups, anterior glenoid rim morphology and fossa curvature did not correlate with the aforementioned shape variables; thus, a functional explanation is appropriate for these components of glenoid fossa shape. Shared morphology among recent humans and chimpanzees (to the exclusion of Neandertals and orangutans) suggests independent forces contributing to these morphological configurations. Potential explanations include adaptations to habitual behavior and locomotor adaptations in the scapulae of recent humans and chimpanzees; these explanations are supported by clinical and experimental literature. The absence of these morphological features in Neandertals may support the lack of these selective forces on their scapular glenoid fossa morphology.

  20. Microsurgical anatomy of the posterior fossa cisterns.

    Matsuno, H; Rhoton, A L; Peace, D


    The microsurgical anatomy of the posterior fossa cisterns was examined in 15 cadavers using 3X to 40X magnification. Liliequist's membrane was found to split into two arachnoidal sheets as it spreads upward from the dorsum sellae: an upper sheet, called the diencephalic membrane, which attaches to the diencephalon at the posterior edge of the mamillary bodies, and a lower sheet, called the mesencephalic membrane, which attaches along the junction of the midbrain and pons. Several other arachnoidal membranes that separate the cisterns were identified. These include the anterior pontine membrane, which separates the prepontine and cerebellopontine cisterns; the lateral pontomesencephalic membrane, which separates the ambient and cerebellopontine cisterns; the medial pontomedullary membrane, which separates the premedullary and prepontine cisterns; and the lateral pontomedullary membrane, which separates the cerebellopontine and cerebellomedullary cisterns. The three cisterns in which the arachnoid trabeculae and membranes are the most dense and present the greatest obstacle at operation are the interpeduncular and quadrigeminal cisterns and the cisterna magna. Numerous arachnoid membranes were found to intersect the oculomotor nerves. The neural and vascular structures in each cistern are reviewed.

  1. Mandibular nerve entrapment in the infratemporal fossa.

    Piagkou, Maria N; Demesticha, T; Piagkos, G; Androutsos, G; Skandalakis, P


    The posterior trunk of the mandibular nerve (V(3)) comprises of three main branches. Various anatomic structures may entrap and potentially compress the mandibular nerve branches. A usual position of mandibular nerve (MN) compression is the infratemporal fossa (ITF) which is one of the most difficult regions of the skull base to access surgically. The anatomical positions of compression are: the incomplete or complete ossified pterygospinous (LPs) or pterygoalar (LPa) ligament, the large lamina of the lateral plate of the pterygoid process and the medial fibres of the lower belly of the lateral pterygoid (LPt). A contraction of the LPt, due to the connection between nerve and anatomic structures (soft and hard tissues), might lead to MN compression. Any variations of the course of the MN branches can be of practical significance to surgeons and neurologists who are dealing with this region, because of possibly significant complications. The entrapment of the MN motor branches can lead to paresis or weakness in the innervated muscle. Compression of the sensory branches can provoke neuralgia or paraesthesia. Lingual nerve (LN) compression causes numbness, hypoesthesia or even anaesthesia of the mucous of the tongue, anaesthesia and loss of taste in the anterior two-thirds of the tongue, anaesthesia of the lingual gums, as well as pain related to speech articulation disorders. Dentists should be very suspicious of possible signs of neurovascular compression in the region of the ITF.

  2. Skin Rashes on Leg in Brucellosis: a Rare Presentation.

    Seyed Hossein Shahcheraghi


    Full Text Available Brucellosis is the most widespread zoonotic infection in the world. The disease is endemic in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. It is an important re-emerging infectious disease. This disease is closely associated with the evolution of mankind as an agrarian society linked to the practice of shepherding and popularization of animal husbandry. The patients with this disease are typically present with chills, fever, asthenia and sweating. This paper describes a patient with brucellosis and skin rashes on the leg. A 41-year-old man presented with fever, ataxia, and dysarthria. He was a shepherd. The patient reported the loss of appetite, arthralgia and weight loss during previous five months. Finally, he was diagnosed with brucellosis by positive blood culture and high titer for Brucella agglutination test. The clinical manifestation of brucellosis is very broad, ranging from asymptomatic infection to serious debilitating disease. Current patient had skin rashes on his leg. Brucellosis must be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute infections, especially if there is a history of fresh milk product ingestion and living in an endemic region.

  3. Skin Rashes on Leg in Brucellosis: a Rare Presentation.

    Shahcheraghi, Seyed Hossein; Ayatollahi, Jamshid


    Brucellosis is the most widespread zoonotic infection in the world. The disease is endemic in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. It is an important re-emerging infectious disease. This disease is closely associated with the evolution of mankind as an agrarian society linked to the practice of shepherding and popularization of animal husbandry. The patients with this disease are typically present with chills, fever, asthenia and sweating. This paper describes a patient with brucellosis and skin rashes on the leg. A 41-year-old man presented with fever, ataxia, and dysarthria. He was a shepherd. The patient reported the loss of appetite, arthralgia and weight loss during previous five months. Finally, he was diagnosed with brucellosis by positive blood culture and high titer for Brucella agglutination test. The clinical manifestation of brucellosis is very broad, ranging from asymptomatic infection to serious debilitating disease. Current patient had skin rashes on his leg. Brucellosis must be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute infections, especially if there is a history of fresh milk product ingestion and living in an endemic region.

  4. MRI of the fetal posterior fossa

    Adamsbaum, Catherine; Andre, Christine; Merzoug, Valerie; Ferey, Solene [St Vincent de Paul Hospital, Department of Radiology, Paris Cedex 14 (France); Moutard, Marie Laure [St Vincent de Paul Hospital, Department of Neuropaediatrics, Paris (France); Quere, Marie Pierre [CHU, Department of Radiology, Nantes (France); Lewin, Fanny [St Vincent de Paul Hospital, Maternity Department, Paris (France); Fallet-Bianco, Catherine [Ste Anne Hospital, Department of Neuropathology, Paris (France)


    MRI is a useful tool to complement US for imaging of the fetal posterior fossa (PF). In France, the discovery of a PF malformation in the fetus frequently leads to termination of pregnancy (80% in a personal series). However, despite improved accuracy in the diagnosis of PF abnormalities, prognosis remains uncertain. The first objective of this review is to document the normal MRI landmarks of the developing fetal PF. Because of their thinness, the visibility of the cerebellar fissures is dramatically delayed on MRI compared to macroscopic data. An important landmark is identification of the primary fissure of the vermis, normally seen at around 25-26 weeks' gestation (WG) on the sagittal slice, separating the larger posterior lobe from the anterior lobe (volume ratio around 2:1). The prepyramidal and secondary fissures are usually only identifiable after 32 WG and the hemispheric fissures are difficult to see until the end of pregnancy. Considering the signal changes, high signal on T2-weighted (T2-W) sequences is seen from 25 WG in the posterior part of the brain stem (tegmentum and ascending sensory tracts) related to myelination. The low signal intensities seen within the cerebellum on T2-W images correspond to high cellularity of grey matter (deep nuclei), as there is no myelination within the white matter before 38 WG. The second objective is to highlight the signs highly predictive of a poor neurological prognosis. Lack of pontine curvature or vermian agenesis without a PF cyst (small volume of PF) is greatly associated with poor neurological status. The third objective is to propose a diagnostic strategy in difficult cases where prognosis is important, e.g. the Dandy Walker continuum. (orig.)

  5. Cerebellopontine angle facial schwannoma relapsing towards middle cranial fossa

    Takafumi Nishizaki


    Full Text Available Facial nerve schwannomas involving posterior and middle fossas are quite rare. Here, we report an unusual case of cerebellopontine angle facial schwannoma that involved the middle cranial fossa, two years after the first operation. A 53-year-old woman presented with a 3-year history of a progressive left side hearing loss and 6-month history of a left facial spasm and palsy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI revealed 4.5 cm diameter of left cerebellopontine angle and small middle fossa tumor. The tumor was subtotally removed via a suboccipital retrosigmoid approach. The tumor relapsed towards middle cranial fossa within a two-year period. By subtemporal approach with zygomatic arch osteotomy, the tumor was subtotally removed except that in the petrous bone involving the facial nerve. In both surgical procedures, intraoperative monitoring identified the facial nerve, resulting in preserved facial function. The tumor in the present case arose from broad segment of facial nerve encompassing cerebellopontine angle, meatus, geniculate/labyrinthine and possibly great petrosal nerve, in view of variable symptoms. Preservation of anatomic continuity of the facial nerve should be attempted, and the staged operation via retrosigmoid and middle fossa approaches using intraoperative facial monitoring, may result in preservation of the facial nerve.

  6. Spontaneous defects between the mastoid and posterior cranial fossa.

    Rereddy, Shruthi K; Mattox, Douglas E


    Conclusions Spontaneous defects between the mastoid and the posterior cranial fossa are exceedingly rare. Patients with these lesions may have a lower BMI compared to those with middle cranial fossa encephaloceles, but are otherwise demographically similar. This study recommends repair via a transtemporal approach to allow for examination of the entire posterior face of the temporal bone. Objective To describe cases of spontaneous posterior cranial fossa defects. Methods This study reviewed all cases of spontaneous posterior fossa defects presenting to a tertiary referral center over the last decade and described clinical presentation, imaging, operative findings, and outcomes. We also compared these lesions to those previously reported in the literature as well as the more common spontaneous encephaloceles of the middle cranial fossa. Results This study identified five cases with a mean age of 61.4 years, female-to-male ratio of 4:1, and a mean BMI of 31. Three cases presented with spontaneous pneumocephalus, one with CSF otorrhea, and one as an incidental imaging finding. Four defects were found medial to the sigmoid sinus and one was in the lateral retrosigmoid air cells.

  7. Bites, rashes, and itches. How to identify and treat them.

    Caserio, R J


    Skin rashes are commonly seen by the primary care physician. The chief cause of contact dermatitis is the plant genus Toxicodendron, but topical medications such as anesthetics, antibiotics, and preservatives also cause this condition. Commonly seen superficial fungal infections include candidiasis and several types of tinea. Microscopic identification of the organism on a potassium hydroxide (KOH) preparation establishes the definitive diagnosis. In addition to occurring in its usual sites, the herpes simplex virus can cause recurrent disease on glabrous skin areas. A positive Tzanck test establishes a diagnosis of herpesvirus infection. Mosquito, flea, and brown recluse spider bites produce diagnostic physical findings. Scabies infestation produces a distinctive eruption, and the diagnosis is made by isolating the mite or its products.

  8. Fossa navicularis magna detection on cone-beam computed tomography

    Syed, Ali Z. [Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland(United States); Mupparapu, Mel [Div. of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia (United States)


    Herein, we report and discuss the detection of fossa navicularis magna, a close radiographic anatomic variant of canalis basilaris medianus of the basiocciput, as an incidental finding in cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging. The CBCT data of the patients in question were referred for the evaluation of implant sites and to rule out pathology in the maxilla and mandible. CBCT analysis showed osseous, notch-like defects on the inferior aspect of the clivus in all four cases. The appearance of fossa navicularis magna varied among the cases. In some, it was completely within the basiocciput and mimicked a small rounded, corticated, lytic defect, whereas it appeared as a notch in others. Fossa navicularis magna is an anatomical variant that occurs on the inferior aspect of the clivus. The pertinent literature on the anatomical variations occurring in this region was reviewed.

  9. Interconnecting the posterior and middle cranial fossae for tumors that traverse Meckel's cave.

    Cheung, S W; Jackler, R K; Pitts, L H; Gutin, P H


    Meckel's cave is an avenue for tumor to spread between the posterior and middle cranial fossae. The most common neoplasms that traverse this channel are trigeminal schwannomas and meningiomas. The classic approach to address disease in both cranial fossae involves separate craniotomies. Recent innovations in skull base surgery have made it possible to perform a single opening with simultaneous exposure of the posterior and middle fossae, without undue brain retraction. Tumors with a large middle fossa component and a smaller posterior fossa portion are exposed via subtemporal craniotomy with petrosectomy and tentorium division. However, tumors with a large posterior fossa component and a smaller middle fossa portion in the setting of serviceable hearing are addressed with retrosigmoid craniotomy and petrosectomy. For bilobed tumors with substantial components in both fossae, subtemporal craniotomy combined with varying degrees of transtemporal petrosectomy and tentorium division is employed. The evolution of techniques to address tumors that traverse Meckel's cave is reviewed and a treatment algorithm is proposed.

  10. Management of EGFR-inhibitor associated rash: a retrospective study in 49 patients

    Gerber Peter


    Full Text Available Abstract Background In recent years inhibitors directed against the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR have evolved as effective targeting cancer drugs. Characteristic papulopustular exanthemas, often described as acneiform rashes, are the most frequent adverse effect associated with this class of novel cancer drugs and develop in > 90% of patients. Notably, the rash may significantly compromise the patients' quality of life, thereby potentially leading to incompliance as well as dose reduction or even termination of the anti-EGFR therapy. Yet, an effective dermatologic management of cutaneous adverse effects can be achieved. Whereas various case reports, case series or expert opinions on the management of EGFR-inhibitor (EGFRI induced rashes have been published, data on systematic management studies are sparse. Methods Here, we present a retrospective, uncontrolled, comparative study in 49 patients on three established regimens for the management of EGFRI-associated rashes. Results Strikingly, patients' rash severity improved significantly over three weeks of treatment with topical mometason furoate cream, topical prednicarbate cream plus nadifloxacin cream, as well as topical prednicarbate cream plus nadifloxacin cream plus systemic isotretinoin. Conclusions In summary our results demonstrate that EGFRI-associated rashes can be effectively managed by specific dermatologic interventions. Whereas mild to moderate rashes should be treated with basic measures in combination with topical glucocorticosteroids or combined regiments using glucocorticosteroids and antiseptics/antibiotics, more severe or therapy-resistant rashes are likely to respond with the addition of systemic retinoids.

  11. Clinical effect of hydrocolloid dressings in prevention and treatment of infant diaper rash

    Qiao, Xiao-Ping; Ge, Yan-Zhen


    The aim of the study was to investigate the application of hydrocolloid dressings in the prevention and treatment of infant diaper rash. A total of 210 infants with diaper rash were included in the study and randomized into 3 groups of 70 infants. Infants in group A received hydrocolloid dressings and individualized nursing; infants in group B received mupirocin plaster and topical application of pearl powder as well as routine nursing; and infants in group C received zinc oxide plaster and routine nursing. The clinical efficacy, incidence of adverse events, time to resolution of diaper rash, hospitalization duration, mean cost and satisfaction of nursing were compared between the 3 groups. After 1 cycle of treatment and nursing, the difference in the healing rate of mild diaper rash between groups A, B and C was significant (Pdiaper rash between groups A, B and C was significant (Pdiaper rash, hospitalization duration and cost in infants were not significantly different (Pdiaper rash effectively, decrease the incidence of adverse reactions significantly, shorten time to resolution of diaper rash and hospitalization duration, reduce mean hospitalization cost, improve parent satisfaction and promote nursing-patient harmony. Thus, this method of treatment was worthy of clinical application. PMID:28101161

  12. Incidence and determinants of nevirapine and efavirenz-related skin rashes in West Africans: nevirapine's epitaph?

    Fred Stephen Sarfo

    Full Text Available Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI associated rash is common and frequently leads to discontinuation of NNRTIs. This study assessed the risk of developing rashes and discontinuing NNRTIs and associated factors in a large clinic in central Ghana. In this retrospective cohort study, clinical data were obtained in patients starting efavirenz or nevirapine between 2004-2010. Factors associated with rashes were explored using a multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression model. Of 3,999 patients who started NNRTI-based ART, 281 (7.0% experienced at least one episode of NNRTI-related rash with an incidence of 2.63 events/100 person-years, occurring in 10.2% and 5.6% of patients taking nevirapine and efavirenz respectively. Most rashes (94% were grade 1 or 2 and were reported a median of 2 months following initiation of ART. In multivariate analysis developing a rash was associated with nevirapine use (aHR 1.67, 95% CI 1.28-2.10, female gender (aHR of 1.39, 95% CI 1.01-1.92 and lower baseline CD4 counts (aHR 0.88, 95% CI 0.82-0.95 per 50 cells/mm³ increment. Patients with nevirapine-associated rash were 11 times more likely to discontinue treatment as patients with efavirenz-associated rash. In contrast to findings in other studies, NNRTI-associated rashes in Ghanaians appear more common in patients with lower baseline CD4 counts. Given the increased frequency of rashes with nevirapine and subsequent discontinuations in many patients, along with other treatment-limiting toxicities, this provides further impetus for the replacement of nevirapine by efavirenz as the first-line NNRTI treatment of choice in Africa.

  13. Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma of the nasal fossa.

    González-Lagunas, Javier; Alasà-Caparrós, Cristian; Vendrell-Escofet, Gerard; Huguet-Redecilla, Pere; Raspall-Martin, Guillermo


    An unusual case of a T4N2CMx polymorphous low grade adenocarcinoma located in the nasal fossae and extending to the pterygoid area is presented. The primary tumor was excised through a Lefort I maxillotomy and the neck was managed with a supraomohyoid neck dissection. Adjuntive postoperative radiotherapy was also administered to the patient.

  14. Transpterygoid Approach to a Dermoid Cyst in Pterygopalatine Fossa

    Ordones, Alexandre Beraldo


    Full Text Available Objective To describe a case of dermoid cyst arising from the pterygopalatine fossa and review the literature. Methods We report a case of a 23-year-old man who suffered a car accident 2 years before otolaryngologic attendance. He had one episode of generalized tonic-clonic seizure and developed a reduction of visual acuity of the left side after the accident. Neurologic investigation was performed and magnetic resonance imaging revealed an incidental finding of a heterogeneous ovoid lesion in the pterygopalatine fossa, hyperintense on T2-weighted imaging. Results Endoscopic sinus surgery with transpterygoid approach was performed. The ovoid lesion was noted in the pterygopalatine fossa. Puncture for intraoperative evaluation showed a transparent thick fluid. Surprisingly, hair and sebaceous glands were found inside the cyst capsule. The cyst was excised completely. Histologic examination revealed a dermoid cyst. The patient currently has no evidence of recurrence at 1 year postoperatively. Conclusion This unique case is a rare report of a dermoid cyst incidentally diagnosed. An endoscopic transnasal transpterygoid approach may be performed to treat successfully this kind of lesion. Although rare, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of expansive lesions in the pterygopalatine fossa, including schwannoma, angiofibroma, esthesioneuroblastoma, osteochondroma, cholesterol granuloma, hemangioma, lymphoma, and osteoma.

  15. Tumors of the posterior cranial fossa; Tumoren der hinteren Schaedelgrube

    Papanagiotou, P.; Politi, M. [Klinikum Bremen-Mitte/Bremen-Ost, Klinik fuer Diagnostische und Interventionelle Neuroradiologie, Bremen (Germany)


    Various types of brain tumor can occur in the region of the posterior fossa. Brain metastases in adults are the most common malignancies at this localization. Ependymomas, medulloblastomas and pilocytic astrocytomas occur mostly in children and only rarely in adults. Other tumors that occur in the posterior fossa are meningiomas, schwannomas, hemangioblastomas, brain stem gliomas and epidermoid tumors. Due to the fact that the various tumors of the posterior fossa have different treatment approaches and prognoses, an accurate and specific diagnosis is mandatory. This review discusses the imaging aspects by computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the most frequent tumors of the posterior fossa. (orig.) [German] Im Bereich der hinteren Schaedelgrube treten verschiedene Typen von Hirntumoren auf, wobei Hirnmetastasen bei Erwachsenen die haeufigsten Malignitaeten in dieser Region darstellen. Ependymome, Medulloblastome und pilozytische Astrozytome kommen meistens bei Kindern und nur selten bei Erwachsenen vor. Weitere Tumoren der hinteren Schaedelgrube sind Meningeome, Schwannome, Haemangioblastome, Hirnstammgliome und Epidermoide. Da die verschiedenen Tumoren der hinteren Schaedelgrube unterschiedliche Behandlungsansaetze sowie Prognosen haben, ist eine genaue und spezifische Diagnose obligatorisch. Dieser Review diskutiert die bildgebenden CT- und MRT-Aspekte der haeufigsten Tumoren der hinteren Schaedelgrube. (orig.)


    Sree Hari


    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI is the imaging modality used for the assessment of infratentorial neoplasms. Although Computed Tomography (CT provides better demonstration of small or subtle calcifications within tumors. OBJECTIVES Study is done to assess the potential of MRI in characterisation of different tumors in posterior fossa by evaluating various unenhanced and gadolinium enhanced sequences and to compare high resolution FSE MRI sequences with routine FSE MRI sequences in diagnosing posterior fossa brain tumors. Also correlate findings on Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Pathological diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 52 patients were diagnosed by CT brain as having posterior fossa brain for a year of 2 years were included in the study. In all studies MR imaging was performed with a clinical 1.5 T system (General electrical medical systems. A dedicated phased-array coil was used. RESULTS The age group ranged from 1 year to 60 years, majority were between 1 to 20 years (39%. Slight male preponderance was seen (males 29, females 23. Commonest tumor encountered in our study was vestibular schwannoma. DWI alone can differentiate different pediatric posterior fossa brain tumors. One case of pilocytic astrocytoma showed solid lesion instead of typical cystic lesion with mural nodule. One case AT-RT showed 2 lesions one in cerebrum, one in CP angle. Common feature being intra-axial lesion involving cerebellum. MRI was able to predict diagnosis in 50 of the 52 tumors. CONCLUSION Magnetic Resonance Imaging was found to be a highly sensitive imaging procedure and method of choice for posterior fossa brain tumors.

  17. [Fracture of the glenoid fossa without mandibular condylar dislocation or fracture: two case reports].

    Şahan, Murat; Derin, Serhan; Beydilli, Halil; Çullu, Neşet


    The mandibular condyle region which protects the middle cranial fossa from facial and jaw traumas has an excellent osteomuscular structure. Condylar structures reduce or limit the force of trauma. Most importantly, the condylar neck is the weakest part of the mandible and is easily fractured without dislocation. Generally, this mechanism prevents condylar penetration into the middle cranial fossa; however, there are condylar penetration into the middle cranial fossa can be rarely. Glenoid fossa fractures without mandibular condylar fracture and dislocation can be made. In this article, we present two cases to assess the isolated glenoid fossa fractures of the temporal bone.

  18. Tissue interaction is required for glenoid fossa development during temporomandibular joint formation.

    Wang, Ying; Liu, Chao; Rohr, Joseph; Liu, Hongbing; He, Fenglei; Yu, Jian; Sun, Cheng; Li, Lu; Gu, Shuping; Chen, YiPing


    The mammalian temporomandibular joint (TMJ) develops from two distinct mesenchymal condensations that grow toward each other and ossify through different mechanisms, with the glenoid fossa undergoing intramembranous ossification while the condyle being endochondral in origin. In this study, we used various genetically modified mouse models to investigate tissue interaction between the condyle and glenoid fossa during TMJ formation in mice. We report that either absence or dislocation of the condyle results in an arrested glenoid fossa development. In both cases, glenoid fossa development was initiated, but failed to sustain, and became regressed subsequently. However, condyle development appears to be independent upon the presence of the forming glenoid fossa. In addition, we show that substitution of condyle by Meckel's cartilage is able to sustain glenoid fossa development. These observations suggest that proper signals from the developing condyle or Meckel's cartilage are required to sustain the glenoid fossa development.

  19. Rash that itches and is all over: look beyond the skin

    Lohani, Saroj; Tachamo, Niranjan; Nazir, Salik


    Generalized pruritic rash in Hodgkin’s disease is most commonly due to paraneoplastic manifestation. It can sometimes precede other manifestations of Hodgkin’s disease by weeks or months. Hence, if other possible causes have been ruled out, Hodgkin’s disease should be considered a possible cause of generalized pruritic rash. Consideration of Hodgkin’s disease as a cause of generalized pruritic rash can help in early identification of Hodgkin’s disease. We present a case of a 71-year-old femal...

  20. Langerhans' cell histiocytosis of the temporal fossa: A case report



    Langerhans' cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare disease with a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations, varying from an isolated lesion to systemic involvement. The etiology of this disease remains to be elucidated. The present study reports a case of LCH with temporal fossa localization in an 8-year-old male patient, who had exhibited left temporal pain and headache for 1 month. Physical examination revealed slight exophthalmos and conjunctival hemorrhage in the patient's left eye, and non-contrast computed tomography imaging of the head revealed a soft tissue mass with unclear margins located in the left temporal fossa, as well as a wide bony defect. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a heterogeneously contrast-enhanced mass near the left temporal pole, which eroded into the patient's left orbit and maxillary sinus. The lesion was totally excised and confirmed to be LCH through biopsy. PMID:27073529

  1. Children's vomiting following posterior fossa surgery: A retrospective study

    Dundon Belinda


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Nausea and vomiting is a problem for children after neurosurgery and those requiring posterior fossa procedures appear to have a high incidence. This clinical observation has not been quantified nor have risk factors unique to this group of children been elucidated. Methods A six year retrospective chart audit at two Canadian children's hospitals was conducted. The incidence of nausea and vomiting was extracted. Hierarchical multivariable logistic regression was used to quantify risk and protective factors at 120 hours after surgery and early vs. late vomiting. Results The incidence of vomiting over a ten day postoperative period was 76.7%. Documented vomiting ranged from single events to greater than 20 over the same period. In the final multivariable model: adolescents (age 12 to Conclusion The incidence of vomiting in children after posterior fossa surgery is sufficient to consider all children requiring these procedures to be at high risk for POV. Nausea requires better assessment and documentation.

  2. Detection of Rickettsia amblyommii in association with a tick bite rash.

    Billeter, Sarah A; Blanton, Hunter L; Little, Susan E; Levy, Michael G; Breitschwerdt, Edward B


    In the summer of 2006, an Amblyomma americanum tick was removed from a woman in central North Carolina, who subsequently developed a rash at the site of tick attachment. When examined by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for Borrelia, Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, Babesia, Rickettsia, and Bartonella DNA, only the Rickettsia primers generated an amplicon, which was identified as "R. amblyommii" by sequencing. To our knowledge, this is the first case in which R. amblyommii was temporally associated with a rash.

  3. Petergopalatine Fossa A Key Area In Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis Extension

    Sadr-Hoseini S M


    Full Text Available Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is a rapidly progressive fungal infection that spreads from nose and sinuses to brain in short time. Cunent hypothesis about brain involvement explains that infection initiates in nose and progresses into orbit through ethmoidat sinuses via erosion of lamina papyranea. Then infection spreads from orbit apex to cavernous sinus and brain. Therefore, in addition to medical therapy surgical debridement of the sinuses plays a major role in treatment of these patients. The aim of this study is introduction of a new point of view about extension of mucor from the nose to orbit and brain. Also we discuss clinical implication of this perspective on surgery."nMaterials and Methods: Since 1997-2002 nine patients with mucormycosis involving nose. Sinuses and orbit were admitted in ENT ward of Imam Khomeini general hospital. 8 patients with positive pathology entered the study. Variable such as age, underlying diseases, symptoms, site of involvement, extent of debridement and its times, and outcome were studied."nResults: After review of the history, surgical reports and pathological results, we found these findings in almost all patients: 1 facial pain, facial anesthesia, paralysis of buccal branch of facial nerve, paralysis of extrocular muscles, chemosis, periorbital edema 2 involvement of cheek subcutaneous tissue, buccal fat pad, IOF, SOF, orbital apex, infraorbital and maxillary nerves 3 involvement of pterygoid fossa with or without infratemporal fossa extension. Three patients have survived. Causes of death in other five patients were pneumonia, hypokalemia, and arrythmis during anesthesia. Mucormycosis was under control in most of these patients."nConclusion: Pterygopalatine fossa is the main source for replication and extension of mucor. After entrance to the nose, mucor reaches this site and after involvement of IOF and SOF rapidly extends to retrobulbar portion of the orbit. Paranasal sinuses, buccal space, cheek

  4. Diffusion tensor imaging of midline posterior fossa malformations

    Widjaja, Elysa; Blaser, Susan; Raybaud, Charles [Hospital for Sick Children, Diagnostic Imaging, Toronto, ON M5G 1X8 (Canada)


    Diffusion tensor imaging and tractography have been used to evaluate a variety of brain malformations. However, these studies have focused mainly on malformations involving the supratentorial compartments. There is a paucity of data on diffusion tensor imaging of posterior fossa malformations. To describe the color vector maps and modified or abnormal tracts of midline posterior fossa malformations. Diffusion tensor imaging was performed in one patient with rhombencephalosynapsis and two with Joubert syndrome. Color vector maps of fractional anisotropy were used to place a region of interest for seed point of fiber tracking. The vermis was severely hypoplastic or absent in rhombencephalosynapsis and Joubert syndrome. In rhombencephalosynapsis, vertically oriented fibers were visualized in the midportion of the cerebellum. The location of the deep cerebellar nuclei could be inferred from the amiculum and were medially located in rhombencephalosynapsis. In the two patients with Joubert syndrome, the horizontally arranged superior cerebellar peduncles were well demonstrated on the color vector maps. Failure of the superior cerebellar peduncles to decussate in the mesencephalon was also well demonstrated on both color vector maps and tractography. The deep cerebellar nuclei were more laterally located in Joubert syndrome. The use of tractography in midline posterior fossa malformations expands our understanding of these malformations. (orig.)


    S. M. Abdollahzadeh-Hosseini


    Full Text Available Treatment of hydrocephalus in posterior fossa tumors in children is still a matter of controversy and different centers have their own routines. In this regard, hospital records of all children with posterior fossa tumors treated in our center during the interval of 1985-1995 were reviewed. Patients’ demographic and diagnostic data were analyzed and the frequencies of shunting procedures were determined. Fisher exact test was employed to compare the frequency of postoperative complications in different groups. A total of 108 patients with age ranging from 3 months to 18 years and a male to female ratio of 1.5 comprised the study population. Ninety-nine cases had hydrocephalus at the time of diagnosis and 81 patients underwent preoperative shunting. Of the remaining 18 patients, 13 underwent external ventricular drainage at tumor operation session plus preoperative corticosteroid therapy. The rest of the patients got no primary treatment for hydrocephalus. Three of these 5 patients had postoperative shunting after tumor removal, but the other 2 remained shunt free. The rate of postoperative complications including cerebrospinal fluid leakage and septic meningitis were significantly lower in patients with preoperative shunting. The results of this study are in favor of those that approve the effect of preoperative shunting in decreasing postoperative complications. This is well established when the tumor size is big or when the diagnosis of posterior fossa tumor is made in later stages or when hydrocephalus is severe. It could be concluded that preoperative shunting can decrease the rate of postoperative complications.

  6. A rare complication following maxillary third molar extraction: infratemporal fossa abscess

    Görkem Müftüoğlu


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    Infratemporal fossa abscess formation is a very rare and life threatening condition and also its differential diagnosis is a very difficult process. Infratemporal fossa abscess following the non-infected, asymptomatic, erupted maxillary third molar extraction in a young and healthy patient is an unexpected and unusual complication.

    A 25 years old, male patient with a significant infratemporal fossa abscess and his treatment protocol was presented in this case report.

  7. Tratamento cirúrgico da cisticircose da fossa craniana posterior

    Pedro Garcia Lopes


    Full Text Available A cisticercose, um dos mais sérios problemas parasitológicos do sistema nervoso, apresenta, quando localizada na fossa posterior, um quadro clínico dramático, no qual predomina a hipertensão intracraniana. Foram estudados neste trabalho, 70 pacientes com cisticercose de fossa craniana posterior, atendidos no Serviço de Neurocirurgia do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo de 1945 a 1968. Considerando-se a grande diversidade existente em torno das técnicas de tratamento cirúrgico, foi objetivo deste trabalho o estudo dos resultados obtidos nestes pacientes, nos quais várias técnicas foram empregadas. As cirurgias paliativas que derivam o trânsito do líquido cefalorraqueano para regiões extracranianas, quando comparadas aos outros tipos de cirurgias utilizados, foram as que proporcionaram maior índice de recuperação, exigiram menos reoperações, além de terem sido acompanhadas de menor número de complicações, bem como de menor mortalidade pós-operatória. Por outro lado, a neurocisticercose geralmente é um processo difuso, encontrando-se parasitas em várias regiões do encéfalo e/ou aracnoidite, conforme comprovou-se, também, entre os casos ora reunidos e que vieram a falecer. Baseando-se nestes fatos, não se justificam as derivações intracranianas e, a não ser eventualmente, a abordagem direta do parasita. Os casos estudados permitem cone- tatar, portanto, que as derivações extracranianas, por sua simplicidade e eficácia, apresentam-se, atualmente, como a terapêutica cirúrgica mais propriada à cisticercose de fossa craniana posterior.

  8. Posterior cranial fossa arteriovenous fistula with presenting as caroticocavernous fistula

    Liu, H.M.; Shih, H.C.; Huang, Y.C.; Wang, Y.H. [Dept. of Medical Imaging, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei (Taiwan)


    We report cases of posterior cranial fossa arteriovenous fistula (AVF) with presenting with exophthalmos, chemosis and tinnitus in 26- and 66-year-old men. The final diagnoses was vertebral artery AVF and AVF of the marginal sinus, respectively. The dominant venous drainage was the cause of the unusual presentation: both drained from the jugular bulb or marginal sinus, via the inferior petrosal and cavernous sinuses and superior ophthalmic vein. We used endovascular techniques, with coils and liquid adhesives to occlude the fistulae, with resolution of the symptoms and signs. (orig.)

  9. Tratamento cirúrgico da cisticircose da fossa craniana posterior Surgical treatment of cysticercosis in posterior cranial fossa

    Pedro Garcia Lopes


    Full Text Available A cisticercose, um dos mais sérios problemas parasitológicos do sistema nervoso, apresenta, quando localizada na fossa posterior, um quadro clínico dramático, no qual predomina a hipertensão intracraniana. Foram estudados neste trabalho, 70 pacientes com cisticercose de fossa craniana posterior, atendidos no Serviço de Neurocirurgia do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo de 1945 a 1968. Considerando-se a grande diversidade existente em torno das técnicas de tratamento cirúrgico, foi objetivo deste trabalho o estudo dos resultados obtidos nestes pacientes, nos quais várias técnicas foram empregadas. As cirurgias paliativas que derivam o trânsito do líquido cefalorraqueano para regiões extracranianas, quando comparadas aos outros tipos de cirurgias utilizados, foram as que proporcionaram maior índice de recuperação, exigiram menos reoperações, além de terem sido acompanhadas de menor número de complicações, bem como de menor mortalidade pós-operatória. Por outro lado, a neurocisticercose geralmente é um processo difuso, encontrando-se parasitas em várias regiões do encéfalo e/ou aracnoidite, conforme comprovou-se, também, entre os casos ora reunidos e que vieram a falecer. Baseando-se nestes fatos, não se justificam as derivações intracranianas e, a não ser eventualmente, a abordagem direta do parasita. Os casos estudados permitem cone- tatar, portanto, que as derivações extracranianas, por sua simplicidade e eficácia, apresentam-se, atualmente, como a terapêutica cirúrgica mais propriada à cisticercose de fossa craniana posterior.Cysticercosis is one of the most severe parasitic diseases of the nervous system. When located in the posterior fossa, it presents a dramatic picture of intracranial hypertension. Seventy patients of cysticercosis in posterior cranial fossa have been studied, all of them attended at the Neurosurgery Service of the University of São Paulo

  10. MRI diagnosis of muscle denervation from herpes zoster with discordant distribution of the skin rash

    Gupta, Amit; Sundaram, Murali [Cleveland Clinic, Section of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Imaging Institute, Cleveland, OH (United States); Winalski, Carl S. [Cleveland Clinic, Section of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Imaging Institute, Cleveland, OH (United States); Cleveland Clinic, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland, OH (United States)


    Herpes zoster is a common disorder characterized by a painful rash along a dermatome caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus (VZV). Muscle denervation injury from motor involvement is an uncommon phenomenon. Discordant distribution of the skin rash and motor nerve involvement, presenting as a skin rash in one body part and muscle weakness or pain from nerve involvement in another body part is an even more uncommonly reported finding. We present an unusual case of muscle denervation injury resulting from motor involvement of a peripheral nerve by VZV diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging with cutaneous manifestations in a different dermatomal distribution. To the best of our knowledge, there has been no similar case reported in the English radiology literature. We suggest that whenever a radiologist notices MRI findings suggesting denervation injury and a cause not readily identified, VZV-related denervation injury should be included in the differential diagnosis, especially in an older immunocompromised patient. (orig.)

  11. Rash, disseminated intravascular coagulation and legionella: Episode 10 and a rewind into the past

    Prashanth M. Thalanayar


    Full Text Available Legionella pneumophila is the most common cause of legionellosis and is one of the organisms causing atypical pneumonia. We report the presentation of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC and skin rash in a single case of severe Legionella pneumonia. The unique clinical presentation of a diffuse rash diagnosed as purpura fulminans and the unpredictable variations encountered during the diagnostic work-up of the case make this write-up crucial. This article synthesizes all reported cases of L. pneumonia associated with cutaneous manifestations as well as cases presenting with DIC. Furthermore, this manuscript illustrates the correlation between cutaneous and coagulopathic manifestations, and morbidity and mortality from L. pneumonia.

  12. A case of Drug Rash with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) related to rufinamide.

    Shahbaz, S; Sivamani, R K; Konia, T; Burrall, B


    Drug Rash (or Reaction) with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) is a potentially life-threatening hypersensitivity reaction to drugs characterized by rash, fever, lymphadenopathy, hematologic abnormalities, and involvement of internal organs. Initially coined in 1996, the term is used to refer to an idiosyncratic reaction to several drugs, the most common of which are carbamazepine, allopurinol, sulfasalazine, and phenobarbital. We report the first case of DRESS related to rufinamide in a ten year old boy with a history of a complex seizure disorder.

  13. [Primitive aspergillosis of the posterior cerebral fossa in immunocompetent patient].

    Seffar, M; Tligui, H; Kabbaj, H; Agoumi, A; Rifi, L; Alaoui, A E; Harmouch, A; Jiddane, M; Sefiani, S


    Cerebral aspergillosis arises in the great majority of cases during an invasive aspergillosis with hematogene scattering from the lung hurts. The cerebral, not rare location is one of the worse criteria forecast during the invasive aspergillosis. We report the case of patient who was hospitalized in the neurosurgery department for syndrome of increased intracranial pressure, hemiparesis and cerebellar syndrome in febrile context. The radiological exploration objectified a collection of the posterior fossa. A stereotactic biopsy was performed. It collected fragments biopsy and pus. The pathological and microbiological analysis allowed the identification of Aspergillus fumigatus. The originality of this observation comes from the rare location in the posterior fossa of aspergillosis and because the patient is immunocompetent and no primary location is found. The patient presents however a viral hepatitis B of fortuitous discovery. He is put under treatment by amphotericin B. The evolution is marked by meningitis comment-diversion. Antibiotics are prescribed, and then the patient is operated for total ablation of the tumor. He dies following an osmolar coma associated with thrombopenia and a secondary renal insufficiency due to his treatment by the amphotericin B.

  14. Dural-based infantile hemangioma of the posterior fossa: Case report

    Hakeem J Shakir


    Conclusion: Although hemangiomas are benign entities, our patient′s lesion was in the posterior fossa causing compression and hydrocephalus that necessitated resection. We encourage others to consider the possibility of hemangioma in the differential diagnosis of dural-based posterior fossa lesions in infants.

  15. Incidence of Clavicular Rhomboid Fossa in Northeastern Thais: An Anthropological Study

    Sampannang, Apichakan; Tuamsuk, Panya; Kanpittaya, Jaturat


    The rhomboid fossa of clavicle is used to determine the age and sex in anthropology and forensic sciences. The variant types of rhomboid fossa on inferior surface have been reported in many races except in Thais. This study therefore was aimed at classifying the types of the rhomboid fossa in Northeastern Thais. The identified 476 Northeastern Thais dried clavicles (270 males and 206 females) were observed and recorded for the types of rhomboid fossa. The results showed that Thai-rhomboid fossa could be classified into 4 types: Type 1: smooth; Type 2: flat; Type 3: elevated; and Type 4: depressed, respectively. The incidences of rhomboid fossa were as follows: Type 1: 0.21%; Type 2: 19.75%; Type 3: 76.26%; and Type 4: 3.78%, respectively. Additionally, it was found that the percentage of Type 4 (11.84%) was much greater than that of female (1.94%) compared to other types. This incidence of rhomboid fossa types especially Type 4 may be a basic knowledge to be used in sex identification. The high incidence of rhomboid fossa in both sexes of Northeastern Thai clavicles was Type 3 (elevated type). PMID:27648305

  16. Apparent paradoxical vault changes with middle cranial fossa arachnoid cysts - Implication for aetiology

    Redla, Sridhar; Husami, Yahya; Colquhoun, Iain R


    Three cases of middle cranial fossa arachnoid cyst with paradoxical bone changes in the adjacent vault are described, namely, a small middle cranial fossa and pneumosinus dilatans. This association is unusual and unique. The existing literature is reviewed and the probable aetiological factors discussed. Redla, S., Husani, Y. and Colquhoun, I.R. (2001)

  17. Epidermoid cyst of the posterior fossa: a case report Cisto epidermoide da fossa posterior: relato de caso

    Eduardo Cambruzzi


    Full Text Available Epidermoid cysts of the central nervous system are uncommon conditions, which are frequently located in the cerebellopontine angle and around the pons. They are covered with keratinized squamous epithelium and keratin lamella, which give its contents a soft, white-pearly appearance. Epidermoid cysts are mostly originated from malformations, presumably associated with surface elements of the nervous system ectoderm during the closure of the neural groove or formation of secondary cerebral vesicles. The authors describe a case of epidermoid cyst in the posterior fossa causing hydrocephalus and review morphologic and diagnostic criteria of this lesion.Os cistos epidermoides do sistema nervoso central (SNC são condições incomuns, estando localizados mais frequentemente no ângulo pontocerebelar e ao redor da ponte. Eles são revestidos por epitélio escamoso queratinizado e lamelas de queratina, tornando seu conteúdo branco-perolado e pastoso. Os cistos epidermoides são, na maioria das vezes, originados de malformações, possivelmente associados ao entremeio de elementos superficiais do ectoderma do SNC durante o fechamento da placa neural, ou formação das vesículas cerebrais secundárias. Os autores descrevem um caso de cisto epidermoide da fossa posterior determinando hidrocefalia e revisam critérios morfológicos e diagnósticos dessa lesão.

  18. Erosive-throat with rash (scarlet fever), an investigation on its brief history.

    Yu, Y


    Being a kind of epidemic contagious disease in modern time, erosive-throat with rash was a fatal disease causing numerous victims. High attention was paid to by traditional medical professionals through various fields, theoretical and clinical. A correct conclusion was reached claiming that TCM did make contributions to its prevention and treatment before effective treatment in western medicine appeared in China.

  19. Late-onset Rash in Patients with Group A Beta-hemolytic Streptococcal Pharyngitis Treated with Amoxicillin


    We observed late-onset rashes in patients with group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis. Of 1028 patients with GAS pharyngitis, which was principally treated with amoxicillin, we evaluated those who developed a late-onset rash and excluded those with scarlet fever alone. Twenty-one patients developed a rash (2.0%, 95% confidence interval, 1.3-3.1%), 7 to 20 days (median, 8 days) after GAS pharyngitis onset. The rashes were characterized by maculopapules, which increased in size with coalescence and some developing into plaques, with a symmetrical distribution with a propensity for the extremities, including the palms and soles. The clinical courses of the patients were good, and the rashes subsided within 14 days. A non-immediate reaction to β-lactams, which usually manifests as a maculopapular rash, is a possible cause in our patients, however, repeated courses of amoxicillin in 3 patients did not induce the rash. The underlying mechanism of the late-onset rash after GAS pharyngitis with amoxicillin treatment remains unclear. PMID:26734124

  20. Late-onset rash in patients with group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis treated with amoxicillin

    Masahiko Kimura


    Full Text Available We observed late-onset rashes in patients with group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal (GAS pharyngitis. Of 1028 patients with GAS pharyngitis, which was principally treated with amoxicillin, we evaluated those who developed a late-onset rash and excluded those with scarlet fever alone. Twenty-one patients developed a rash (2.0%, 95% confidence interval, 1.3- 3.1%, 7 to 20 days (median, 8 days after GAS pharyngitis onset. The rashes were characterized by maculopapules, which increased in size with coalescence and some developing into plaques, with a symmetrical distribution with a propensity for the extremities, including the palms and soles. The clinical courses of the patients were good, and the rashes subsided within 14 days. A non-immediate reaction to β-lactams, which usually manifests as a maculopapular rash, is a possible cause in our patients, however, repeated courses of amoxicillin in 3 patients did not induce the rash. The underlying mechanism of the late-onset rash after GAS pharyngitis with amoxicillin treatment remains unclear.

  1. Posterior fossa malformations: main features and limits in prenatal diagnosis

    Garel, Catherine [Hopital d' Enfants Armand-Trousseau, Department of Radiology, Paris (France)


    Posterior fossa (PF) malformations are commonly observed during prenatal screening. Their understanding requires knowledge of the main steps of PF development and knowledge of normal patterns in US and MR imaging. The vast majority of PF malformations can be strongly suspected by acquiring a midline sagittal slice and a transverse slice and by systematically scrutinizing the elements of the PF: cerebellar vermis, hemispheres, brainstem, fourth ventricle, PF fluid spaces and tentorium. Analysis of cerebellar echogenicity and biometry is also useful. This review explains how to approach the diagnosis of the main PF malformations by performing these two slices and answering six key questions about the elements of the PF. The main imaging characteristics of PF malformations are also reviewed. (orig.)

  2. Hematoma extradural da fossa posterior: relato de sete casos

    Mauro A. Oliveira


    Full Text Available Hematomas da fossa posterior são complicação incomum de traumatismo cra-nioencefálico. Quase invariavelmente eles ocorrem após traumatismo da região occipital e estão associados com fraturas de crânio. O diagnóstico e tratamento dessa patologia tem sido grandemente favorecido pela tomografia computadorizada. Na presente série, a maioria dos pacientes teve evolução aguda, indicando o risco potencial de um tratamento conservador. Nossos resultados (29% de mortalidade são similares àqueles previamente relatados para outras séries dessas lesões.

  3. Ondine's curse after posterior fossa decompression: report of one case

    XU Lun-shan; XU Min-hui


    A case of Ondine's curse after posterior fossa decompression was reported. A 33-year-old woman was admitted complaining 2 years of dizziness and progressive worsening of gait disturbances, and 1year of repetitively ictal nausea. The diagnosis of Arnold-Chiari malformations was established. Results: The patient underwent suboccipital craniectomy and C1-3 laminectomy. In addition to this decompression measure, a fascial graft was sutured between the edges of the dural incision. Postoperatively, the patient lost automatic control of her respiration during sleep and became hypercapnic and hypoxemic. Assisted ventilation was initiated. Conclusion: Ondine's curse is possibly due to insensitivity of central chemoreceptors to carbon dioxide resulting in defective control of minute ventilation.Propofol is not recommended in cases of Ondine's curse, and assisted ventilation until the restoration of automatic control of respiration can be of value. Oxygen inspiration alone is rather harmful than beneficial.

  4. Fractures of the nasolacrimal fossa and canal: CT findings and clinical significance

    Lee, Chae Kyung; Lee, Hyeon Kyeong; Lee, Jong Hwa; Ku, Kwan Min; Choi, Dae Seob; Oh, Yeon Hee; Kim, Seung Hyeon; Lee, Sung Woo; Han, Jae Sik; Kim, Mi Woon [Dongguk Univ., College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)


    This study was aimed to determine the CT findings of nasolacrimal fossa and their clinical significance. Twenty-nine of 116 patients who underwent facial CT scanning after trauma showed evidence of nasolacrimal fracture. We retrospectively analyzed CT findings to evaluate fracture patterns of the nasolacrimal fossa and canal and associated facial fractures. To determine the frequency of associated complications, clinical records were reviewed were reviewed. Three types of fracture were identified: avulsion, comminuted,and linear. Forty-one nasolacrimal fractures, 20 of which involved the nasolacrimal fossa and 21 the nasolacrimal canal, were found in the 29 patients. Of the 20 fractures involving the nasolacrimal fossa, ten were avulsion, eight were linear, and two were comminuted. Seventeen of 21 fractures involving the nasolacrimal canal were comminuted and four were linear;all nasolacrimal fractures were associated with other facial fractures. Twenty-five of 29 fractures were the complex midfacial-type (naso-ethmoid);the remaining four were simple and unilateral. Nasolacrimal sac and duct-related complications were documented in only two patients; they experienced epiphora associated with avulsion fracture of the nasolacrimal fossa, though the probvlem was resolvced by conservative treatment without surgery. Fractures of the nasolacrimal fossa and canal were accompanied by simple or complex facial fractures. Injury-associated complications were rare, and all were associated with avulsion fractures of the nasolacrimal fossa.=20.

  5. [Monitoring of intracranial pressure difference between supra- and infratentorial spaces after posterior fossa tumor removal (case report)].

    Oshorov, A V; Savin, I A; Goriachev, A S; Popugaev, K A; Lubnin, A Iu


    A clinical example shows that after a neurosurgical operation in posterior fossa there could appear intracranial pressure difference between supra- and infratentorial spaces. This difference develops due to pressure rise in posterior fossa and maintenance of this hypertension postoperatively. Hypertension in posterior fossa and intracranial difference are accompanied by brainstem reactions and temporary neurological disorders. While the pressure difference decreases and ICP in posterior fossa normalizes the neurological symptoms disappear. ICP in supratentorial space not necessarily correlates with ICP in infratentorial space. In some cases it is necessary to measure ICP in infratentorial space after posterior fossa surgery.

  6. [Chondroblastoma of the Temporal Bone Removed Using a Middle Cranial Fossa Approach].

    Ishioka, Kaoru; Kanzaki, Jin; Harada, Tatsuhiko; Takanashi, Yoshihiro; Shinonaga, Masamichi; Kitamura, Hajime


    We report a case of chondroblastoma of the middle cranial fossa, probably arising from the (infra) mandibular fossa, and expanding to the attic and external auditory canal that was successfully removed using a middle cranial fossa approach. No recurrences occurred during an 8-year postoperative follow-up period. Initial biopsy findings suggested a pathological diagnosis of giant cell tumor that was later confirmed to be a chondroblastoma based on an immunohistochemical study of S-100. This case study suggests a profound understanding of the clinical features, histopathological characteristics, and possible treatment. of chondroblastoma.

  7. Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus Presenting as Acute Orbital Myositis Preceding a Skin Rash: A Case Report

    Oh, Ha Yeun; Cho, Seong Whi [Dept. of Radiology, Kangwon National University Hospital, Chuncheon (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Sung Hun [Dept. of Neurology, Kangwon National University Hospital, Chuncheon (Korea, Republic of)


    Herpes zoster ophthalmicus, in which orbital symptoms and signs appear before the onset of a skin rash, is very rare. We experienced such a case and therefore report on it via magnetic resonance imaging. A 48-year-old man with pain and swelling of left eye and headache presented 2 days before onset of a zoster skin rash. On orbit-al MRI, edematous thickening of the left lateral rectus muscle with high signal intensity was revealed. After contrast injection, the lateral rectus muscle demonstrated heterogenous enhancement. Also, diffuse contrast enhancement was noted at left preseptal space, lacrimal gland and periorbital soft tissue. The man was treated with antiviral agents and prednisolone. Two weeks later, he recovered from the skin manifestations and most of the orbital manifestations except for the diplopia and restricted lateral movement.

  8. Posterior fossa giant tumefactive perivascular spaces: 8-year follow-up in an adolescent

    Byron C Branch


    Conclusion: This case supports prior literature on supratentorial GTPS suggesting that the natural history of GTPS is mostly benign. Identification of GTPS in the posterior fossa could prevent the patient from unnecessary surgery or other aggressive treatment modalities.

  9. Hypopharynx and larynx defect repair after resection for pyriform fossa cancer with a platysma skin flap.

    Cai, Qian; Liang, Faya; Huang, Xiaoming; Han, Ping; Pan, Yong; Zheng, Yiqing


    We used a platysma skin flap to repair larynx and hypopharynx defects to improve postoperative laryngeal function in patients with pyriform fossa cancer. Larynx-sparing surgery and postoperative radiotherapy were used in 10 patients with pyriform fossa cancer. The surgical approaches of lymph node dissection of the neck, vertical partial laryngectomy, and pyriform fossa resection were adopted, and a platysma skin flap was used to repair the resulting defects. In this group, the overall 3-year survival rate was 75% according to the Kaplan-Meier analysis, and the local control rate was 90%. Additionally, all patients were able to speak fluently with mild-to-moderate hoarseness. The tracheal tube was removed in all cases. Laryngeal fistulas were observed in 1 patient during radiotherapy. In conclusion, a platysma skin flap can be used to rebuild the larynx and hypopharynx in larynx-sparing resection for pyriform fossa cancer. These patients can obtain good postoperative function in swallowing, breathing, and pronunciation.

  10. Supratentorial Neurometabolic Alterations in Pediatric Survivors of Posterior Fossa Tumors

    Rueckriegel, Stefan M., E-mail: [Pediatric Neurooncology Program, Department of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology, Charite-Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Berlin (Germany); Driever, Pablo Hernaiz [Pediatric Neurooncology Program, Department of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology, Charite-Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Berlin (Germany); Bruhn, Harald [Department of Radiology, Charite-Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Berlin (Germany); Department of Radiology, Klinikum der Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet, Erlanger (Germany)


    Purpose: Therapy and tumor-related effects such as hypoperfusion, internal hydrocephalus, chemotherapy, and irradiation lead to significant motor and cognitive sequelae in pediatric posterior fossa tumor survivors. A distinct proportion of those factors related to the resulting late effects is hitherto poorly understood. This study aimed at separating the effects of neurotoxic factors on central nervous system metabolism by using H-1 MR spectroscopy to quantify cerebral metabolite concentrations in these patients in comparison to those in age-matched healthy peers. Methods and Materials: Fifteen patients with World Health Organization (WHO) I pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) treated by resection only, 24 patients with WHO IV medulloblastoma (MB), who additionally received chemotherapy and craniospinal irradiation, and 43 healthy peers were investigated using single-volume H-1 MR spectroscopy of parietal white matter and gray matter. Results: Concentrations of N-acetylaspartate (NAA) were significantly decreased in white matter (p < 0.0001) and gray matter (p < 0.0001) of MB patients and in gray matter (p = 0.005) of PA patients, compared to healthy peers. Decreased creatine concentrations in parietal gray matter correlated significantly with older age at diagnosis in both patient groups (MB patients, p = 0.009, r = 0.52; PA patients, p = 0.006, r = 0.7). Longer time periods since diagnosis were associated with lower NAA levels in white matter of PA patients (p = 0.008, r = 0.66). Conclusions: Differently decreased NAA concentrations were observed in both PA and MB groups of posterior fossa tumor patients. We conclude that this reflects a disturbance of the neurometabolic steady state of normal-appearing brain tissue due to the tumor itself and to the impact of surgery in both patient groups. Further incremental decreases of metabolite concentrations in MB patients may point to additional harm caused by irradiation and chemotherapy. The stronger decrease of NAA in MB

  11. Two family members with a syndrome of headache and rash caused by human parvovirus B19

    Antonio Carlos M. Pereira


    Full Text Available Human parvovirus B19 infection can cause erythema infectiosum (EI and several other clinical presentations. Central nervous system (CNS involvement is rare, and only a few reports of encephalitis and aseptic meningitis have been published. Here, we describe 2 cases of B19 infection in a family presenting different clinical features. A 30 year old female with a 7-day history of headache, malaise, myalgias, joint pains, and rash was seen. Physical examination revealed a maculopapular rash on the patient's body, and arthritis of the hands. She completely recovered in 1 week. Two days before, her 6 year old son had been admitted to a clinic with a 1-day history of fever, headache, abdominal pain and vomiting. On admission, he was alert, and physical examination revealed neck stiffness, Kerning and Brudzinski signs, and a petechial rash on his trunk and extremities. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis was normal. He completely recovered in 5 days. Acute and convalescent sera of both patients were positive for specific IgM antibody to B19. Human parvovirus B19 should be considered in the differential diagnosis of aseptic meningitis, particularly during outbreaks of erythema infectiosum. The disease may mimic meningococcemia and bacterial meningitis.

  12. [A case of inflammatory myopathy with widely skin rash following use of supplements containing Spirulina].

    Konno, Takuya; Umeda, Yoshitaka; Umeda, Maiko; Kawachi, Izumi; Oyake, Mutsuo; Fujita, Nobuya


    A 49-year old woman noticed her skin rash several days after taking supplements containing Spirulina, a planktonic blue-green alga. Her skin rash was spreading over large parts of her body, even after stop ingestion two months later. Five months later, she developed muscle weakness of neck flexor and left proximal upper extremity. On admission, creatine kinase (CK) was elevated to 1,268 IU/ml in the serum. A muscle specimen revealed many necrotizing muscle fibers and the infiltration of mononuclear cells in the peri- and endomysium including a lot of eosinophils. Immunohistochemical staining showed the infiltration of CD4 positive cells in the peri- and endomysium and that of CD20 positive B cells in the perivascular regions. She was diagnosed as having inflammatory myopathy with widely skin rash. Therapy with administration of prednisolone and cyclophosphamide followed by methyl-prednisolone pulse improved her clinical symptoms. There is a similar report describing a case of dermatomyositis after ingestion of Spirulina, which is known to have immune-stimulating property such as accelerating tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha production. Also, TNF-alpha single nucleotide polymorphisms (TNF-308A) was demonstrated to have strong association with onset of myositis in Caucasians. The use of Spirulina could result in inflammatory myopathy under some specific conditions.

  13. Phenytoin induced drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome: a case report

    Yogesh Devaraj


    Full Text Available DRESS syndrome (drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms is a severe adverse drug reaction characterised by rash, fever, lymphadenopathy and internal organ involvement. Although the death rate can reach 10%, rapid diagnosis and prompt withdrawal of the offending drug is the key to limit morbidity and mortality. The potential role of corticosteroids remains controversial. We report a case of a 45-year-old male patient who suffered a head injury, for which he was prescribed phenytoin. Five weeks later he developed features of DRESS syndrome including facial and peri-orbital oedema, generalized erythematous, maculo-papular rash, conjunctivitis, inguinal lymphadenopathy, leucocytosis, eosinophilia and elevated liver enzymes. Skin biopsy revealed acanthosis and spongiosis of epidermis and dense inflammatory cell infiltrate comprising eosinophils and lymphocytes. In this case, causalty assessment using Naranjo adverse drug reaction probability scale showed that phenytoin was a probable cause for the adverse drug reaction (score-7. Phenytoin was immediately stopped and patient was treated with systemic corticosteroids. The patient improved dramatically within the next few days. Early recognition of symptoms of DRESS and immediate withdrawal of the offending drug followed by prompt treatment with corticosteroids and other supportive measures will ensure quick recovery and will avoid fatal outcomes. [Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2016; 5(3.000: 1148-1151

  14. Comparison of the Effects of Chamomile and Calendula Ointments on Diaper Rash

    Zahra Afshari


    Full Text Available Background: Diaper Rash is a common skin disorder in the infancy that makes infants and their parents anxious and nervous. Due to the high prevalence of dermatitis and its complications in addition to adverse effects of chemical drugs, herbal therapy is an appropriate solution. Aim: Comparison of the effects of Chamomile and Calendula ointments on severity of Diaper Rash. Methods: This double-blind randomized controlled trial was conducted on 90 infants under one year who were hospitalized in Sabalan Hospital of Ardebil. The infants were treated by Chamomile and Calendula ointments for one week. The severity of dermatitis was evaluated on days one, 3 and 7.  In order to assess the severity of dermatitis, the checklist of Diaper Rash five-point scale was used. Data were analyzed by software SPSS version 14 using chi-square, ANOVA, T-Test. Results: The age in the Chamomile group was (8. 8 ± 2.3 and in Calendula group was (9.0± 2.4 months. The severity of dermatitis in Chamomile group before treatment was 1.6 ± 0.5, on the third day 0.8 ± 0.4, and on the seventh day zero (p

  15. Facial nerve neurinoma presenting as middle cranial fossa and cerebellopontine angle mass : a case report.

    Devi B


    Full Text Available Facial nerve neurinomas are rare. The tumours arising from the geniculate ganglion may grow anteriorly and superiorly and present as a mass in the middle cranial fossa. Only a few cases of facial nerve neurinomas presenting as middle cranial fossa mass have so far been reported. These tumours present with either long standing or intermittent facial palsy along with cerebellopontine angle syndrome.

  16. Facial herpes zoster infection precipitated by surgical manipulation of the trigeminal nerve during exploration of the posterior fossa: a case report

    Mansour Nassir


    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction We present a case of herpes zoster infection (shingles precipitated by surgical manipulation of the trigeminal nerve root during an attempted microvascular decompression procedure. The pathogenesis of this phenomenon, as well as the importance and role of prophylactic acyclovir in its management, are discussed. Case presentation A 54-year-old Caucasian man with a classical long-standing left-sided V2 and V3 division primary trigeminal neuralgia refractory to medical management, underwent posterior fossa exploration for microvascular decompression via a standard retromastoid craniectomy. The patient had immediate and complete relief from pain. Three days after the operation, he developed severely painful vesicles with V2 and V3 dermatomal distribution. Rather than the classical paroxysmal, lancinating type of trigeminal neuralgia, the pain experienced by the patient was of a constant burning nature. A clinical diagnosis of herpes zoster (shingles was made after smear confirmation from microbiological testing. The patient was commenced on antiviral treatment with acyclovir. His vesicular rash and pain gradually subsided over the next two weeks. He remains asymptomatic one year later. Conclusions Postoperative shingles precipitated by trigeminal nerve manipulation during surgery for trigeminal neuralgia can be a distressing and demoralizing experience for the patient. A careful preoperative history, early recognition, and prompt antiviral therapy is necessary.

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  20. MRI tight posterior fossa sign for prenatal diagnosis of Chiari type II malformation

    Ando, Kumiko; Ishikura, Reiichi; Ogawa, Masayo; Takada, Yoshihiro; Yamamoto, Satoshi; Fujiwara, Masayuki; Hirota, Shozo [Hyogo College of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Nishinomiya, Hyogo (Japan); Shakudo, Miyuki [Osaka City General Hospital, Department of Radiology, Osaka (Japan); Tanaka, Hiroyuki [Hyogo College of Medicine, Department of Gynecology, Nishinomiya (Japan); Minagawa, Kyoko [Hyogo College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Nishinomiya (Japan)


    Chiari type II malformation (CMII) is one of three hindbrain malformations that display hydrocephalus. We have observed that cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) signal in the posterior fossa, which is always apparent on normal fetal MR images, is not visible in a fetus with CMII. We use the term 'tight posterior fossa' for this MR imaging finding, and evaluate the diagnostic value of this finding on fetal MR images. Included in the study were 21 fetuses which underwent brain MR imaging at 1.5 T using two-dimensional balanced turbo-field-echo (2-D balanced-TFE) in the axial and sagittal planes. Postnatal diagnoses were CMII (n=5), CNS abnormalities other than CMII (n=8), and no abnormality (n=8). A tight posterior fossa was defined as an absent or slit-like water signal space around the hindbrain in the posterior fossa on both sagittal and axial MR images. All CMII fetuses displayed a tight posterior fossa on MR images. Hydrocephalus was visualized in all CMII fetuses and myelomeningocele in four fetuses, but hindbrain herniation was visualized only in two of five fetuses. The CSF signal surrounding the hindbrain was clearly visible in all the other 16 fetuses, including five with hydrocephalus not associated with CMII, although it was slightly narrower in a fetus with a cloverleaf skull than in the normal fetuses. Tight posterior fossa in the presence of hydrocephalus is a useful and characteristic finding of CMII on fetal MRI. (orig.)




    Full Text Available A retrospective study of 28 1 cases of traumatic posterior fossa Extra dural hematoma 2,3 in K ing George Hospital, V isakhapatnam from A ugust 2012 to February 2015 . This study was aimed to present the experience in treating patients with traumatic posterior fossa extra dural hematoma 2 and to discuss the clinical features, risk factors 4 and outcome . 5 Posterior fossa e xtradural hematoma 2,3 uncommon but potentially fatal condition. The incidence of posterior fossa extra dural hematoma 2,3 among intracranial extra dural hematomas has been reported 4% to 7%. Occipital skull bone fracture with venous sinus bleeding that resulted in a posterior fossa extradural haematoma . 2 low Gcs [or] hematoma more than 10ml were subjected to evacuation . Since the volume of the posterior fossa 6 is small, patients deteriorate early because of compression of vital structures in the brain stem, development of obstructive hydrocephalus, which is visible in the CT scan in only thirty percent of cases

  2. Acoustic interaction between the right and left piriform fossae in generating spectral dips.

    Takemoto, Hironori; Adachi, Seiji; Mokhtari, Parham; Kitamura, Tatsuya


    It is known that the right and left piriform fossae generate two deep dips on speech spectra and that acoustic interaction exists in generating the dips: if only one piriform fossa is modified, both the dips change in frequency and amplitude. In the present study, using a simple geometrical model and measured vocal tract shapes, the acoustic interaction was examined by the finite-difference time-domain method. As a result, one of the two dips was lower in frequency than the two independent dips that appeared when either of the piriform fossae was occluded, and the other dip was higher in frequency than the two dips. At the lower dip frequency, the piriform fossae resonated almost in opposite phase, while at the higher dip frequency, they resonated almost in phase. These facts indicate that the piriform fossae and the lower part of the pharynx can be modeled as a coupled two-oscillator system whose two normal vibration modes generate the two spectral dips. When the piriform fossae were identical, only the higher dip appeared. This is because the lower mode is not acoustically coupled to the main vocal tract enough to generate an absorption dip.

  3. Evaluation of Non-Watertight Dural Reconstruction with Collagen Matrix Onlay Graft in Posterior Fossa Surgery

    Lobo, Bjorn; Lim, Joshua; Sade, Burak; Oya, Soichi; Lee, Joung H.


    Objective Many surgeons advocate for watertight dural reconstruction after posterior fossa surgery given the significant risk of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak. Little evidence exists for posterior fossa dural reconstruction utilizing monolayer collagen matrix onlay graft in a non-watertight fashion. Our objective was to report the results of using collagen matrix in a non-watertight fashion for posterior fossa dural reconstruction. Methods We conducted a retrospective review of operations performed by the senior author from 2004–2011 identified collagen matrix (DuraGen) use in 84 posterior fossa operations. Wound complications such as CSF leak, infection, pseudomeningocele, and aseptic meningitis were noted. Fisher's exact test was performed to assess risk factor association with specific complications. Results Incisional CSF leak rate was 8.3% and non-incisional CSF leak rate was 3.6%. Incidence of aseptic meningitis was 7.1% and all cases resolved with steroids alone. Incidence of palpable and symptomatic pseudomeningocele in follow-up was 10.7% and 3.6% respectively. Postoperative infection rate was 4.8%. Previous surgery was associated with pseudomeningocele development (p<0.05). Conclusion When primary dural closure after posterior fossa surgery is undesirable or not feasible, non-watertight dural reconstruction with collagen matrix resulted in incisional CSF leak in 8.3%. Incidence of pseudomeningocele, aseptic meningitis, and wound infection were within acceptable range. Data from this study may be used to compare alternative methods of dural reconstruction in posterior fossa surgery. PMID:26885286

  4. The management of right iliac fossa pain - is timing everything?

    McCartan, D P


    BACKGROUND: Right iliac fossa (RIF) pain remains the commonest clinical dilemma encountered by general surgeons. We prospectively audited the management of acute RIF pain, examining the relationship between symptom duration, use of pre-operative radiological imaging and patient outcome. METHODS: Over a six-month period, 302 patients, median age 18 years, 59% female, were admitted with RIF pain. Symptoms, clinical findings and laboratory results were documented. Patient management, timing of radiological investigations and operations, and outcome were recorded prospectively. RESULTS: Non-specific abdominal pain (26%), gynaecological (22%) and miscellaneous causes (14%) accounted for most admissions. Ultimately, 119 patients (39%) had appendicitis. Anorexia, tachycardia or rebound tenderness in the RIF significantly predicted a final diagnosis of appendicitis. Patients with perforated appendicitis (n = 29) had a longer duration of pre-hospital symptoms (median 50h) compared to those with simple appendicitis (median 17 h) (p<0.001). The use of pre-operative imaging resulted in an increased time to surgery but was not associated with increased post-operative morbidity or perforated appendicitis. CONCLUSION: The majority of patients presenting to hospital with RIF pain did not have appendicitis. Increased duration of pre-hospital symptoms was the main factor associated with perforated appendicitis. However, increased in-hospital time to theatre was not associated with perforated appendicitis or post-operative morbidity.

  5. 3-D simulation of posterior fossa reduction in Chiari I

    Yvens Barbosa Fernandes


    Full Text Available ABSTRACT We proposed a 3D model to evaluate the role of platybasia and clivus length in the development of Chiari I (CI. Using a computer aided design software, two DICOM files of a normal CT scan and MR were used to simulate different clivus lengths (CL and also different basal angles (BA. The final posterior fossa volume (PFV was obtained for each variation and the percentage of the volumetric change was acquired with the same method. The initial normal values of CL and BA were 35.65 mm and 112.66º respectively, with a total PFV of 209 ml. Ranging the CL from 34.65 to 29.65 – 24.65 – 19.65, there was a PFV decrease of 0.47% – 1.12% – 1.69%, respectively. Ranging the BA from 122.66º to 127.66º – 142.66º, the PFV decreased 0.69% – 3.23%, respectively. Our model highlights the importance of the basal angle and clivus length to the development of CI.

  6. Oxcarbazepine-induced drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome presenting as exfoliative dermatitis

    Mahimanjan Saha


    Full Text Available Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS syndrome is a type of severe adverse cutaneous drug reaction characterized by fever, skin eruption, hematological abnormalities, and internal organ involvement. Although anticonvulsant drugs are mainly implicated in DRESS, newer anticonvulsants such as oxcarbazepine-induced definite cases of DRESS syndrome are rare and oxcarbazepine-induced DRESS syndrome presenting as exfoliative dermatitis is even rarer. We report a case of a 35-year-old male who developed DRESS syndrome presenting as exfoliative dermatitis after taking oxcarbazepine for 3 weeks.

  7. Oxcarbazepine-induced drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome presenting as exfoliative dermatitis.

    Saha, Mahimanjan; Gorai, Surajit; Madhab, Vaswatee


    Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome is a type of severe adverse cutaneous drug reaction characterized by fever, skin eruption, hematological abnormalities, and internal organ involvement. Although anticonvulsant drugs are mainly implicated in DRESS, newer anticonvulsants such as oxcarbazepine-induced definite cases of DRESS syndrome are rare and oxcarbazepine-induced DRESS syndrome presenting as exfoliative dermatitis is even rarer. We report a case of a 35-year-old male who developed DRESS syndrome presenting as exfoliative dermatitis after taking oxcarbazepine for 3 weeks.

  8. Acute posterior fossa epidural hematoma in a newborn infant with Menkes disease.

    Takeuchi, Satoru; Horikawa, Masahiro; Wakamatsu, Hajime; Hashimoto, Jyunya; Nawashiro, Hiroshi


    Epidural hematoma (EDH) in newborn infants is rare compared with other types of intracranial hemorrhages. Furthermore, posterior fossa EDH is extremely rare. We present a case of posterior fossa EDH in an infant with Menkes disease with accessory bones in the occiput. A male infant with a condition diagnosed with Menkes disease by prenatal testing was born at 39 weeks via vacuum extraction. The patient presented with a mild tremor at 2 days after delivery. A brain computed tomography (CT) scan showed an acute EDH in the posterior fossa, extending into the occipitoparietal area. Three-dimensional CT and bone window CT scan revealed several accessory bones, diastasis of 1 accessory suture, a communicated fracture, and a linear fracture in the occipital bone. Furthermore, a bone fragment from a communicated fracture displaced toward the inside. The patient was treated conservatively for EDH because of his good general condition. The hematoma gradually resolved, and his tremor did not recur. We suggest the following mechanism of posterior fossa EDH development in our patient: (1) external force was applied to the occiput inside the birth canal during delivery, resulting in diastasis; (2) a communicated fracture occurred, and a bone fragment displaced toward the inside (linear fracture was caused indirectly by the force); (3) a transverse sinus was injured by the fragment; and (4) EDH developed in both the posterior fossa and supratentorial region. Copper deficiency can also cause fragility of connective tissues, vessels, and bones.

  9. Congenital cholesteatoma of the infratemporal fossa with congenital aural atresia and mastoiditis: a case report

    Abdel-Aziz Mosaad


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Congenital cholesteatoma may be expected in abnormally developed ear, it may cause bony erosion of the middle ear cleft and extend to the infratemporal fossa. We present the first case of congenital cholesteatoma of the infratemporal fossa in a patient with congenital aural atresia that has been complicated with acute mastoiditis. Case presentation A sixteen year old Egyptian male patient presented with congenital cholesteatoma of the infratemporal fossa with congenital aural atresia complicated with acute mastoiditis. Two weeks earlier, the patient suffered pain necessitating hospital admission, magnetic resonance imaging revealed a soft tissue mass in the right infratemporal fossa. On presentation to our institute, Computerized tomography was done as a routine, it proved the diagnosis of mastoiditis, pure tone audiometry showed an air-bone gap of 60 dB. Cortical mastoidectomy was done for treatment of mastoiditis, removal of congenital cholesteatoma was carried out with reconstruction of external auditory canal. Follow-up of the patient for 2 years and 3 months showed a patent, infection free external auditory canal with an air-bone gap has been reduced to 35db. One year after the operation; MRI was done and it showed no residual or recurrent cholesteatoma. Conclusions Congenital cholesteatoma of the infratemporal fossa in cases of congenital aural atresia can be managed safely even if it was associated with mastoiditis. It is an original case report of interest to the speciality of otolaryngology.

  10. Prevalence of clinically important posterior fossa emissary veins on CT angiography

    Yeliz Pekcevik


    Full Text Available Purpose: We assessed the prevalence of the clinically important posterior fossa emissary veins detected on computed tomography (CT angiography. Materials and Methods: A total of 182 consecutive patients who underwent 64-slice CT angiography were retrospectively reviewed to determine the clinically important posterior fossa emissary veins. Results: Of 166 patients, the mastoid emissary vein (MEV was not identified in 37 (22.3% patients. It was found bilaterally in 82 (49.4% and unilaterally in 47 (28.3% patients. Only six patients had more than one MEV that were very small (5 mm veins. The posterior condylar vein (PCV was not identified in 39 (23.5% patients. It was found bilaterally in 97 (58.4% and unilaterally in 30 (18.1% patients. Only 15 patients had a very large (>5 mm PCV. The petrosquamosal sinus (PSS was identified only in one patient (0.6% on the left side. The occipital sinus was found in two patients (1.2%. Conclusions: The presence of the clinically important posterior fossa emissary veins is not rare. Posterior fossa emissary veins should be identified and systematically reported, especially prior to surgeries involving the posterior fossa and mastoid region.

  11. Sandwich wound closure reduces the risk of cerebrospinal fluid leaks in posterior fossa surgery

    Verena Heymanns


    Full Text Available Posterior fossa surgery is demanding and hides a significant number of obstacles starting from the approach to the wound closure. The risk of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF leakage in posterior fossa surgery given in the literature is around 8%. The present study aims to introduce a sandwich closure of the dura in posterior fossa surgery, which reduces significantly the number of CSF leaks (3.8% in the patients treated in our department. Three hundred and ten patients treated in our hospital in the years 2009-2013 for posterior fossa pathologies were retrospectively evaluated. The dura closure method was as following: lyophilized dura put under the dura and sealed with fibrin glue and sutures, dura adapting stitches, TachoSil® (Takeda Pharma A/S, Roskilde, Denmark, Gelfoam® (Pfizer Inc., New York, NY, USA and polymethylmethacrylate (osteoclastic craniotomy. The incidence of postsurgical complications associated with the dural closure like CSF leakage, infections, bleeding is evaluated. Only 3.8% of patients developed CSF leakage and only 0.5% needed a second surgery for CSF leakage closure. Two percent had a cerebellar bleeding with no need for re-operation and 3% had a wound infection treated with antibiotics. The sandwich wound closure we are applying for posterior fossa surgery in our patients correlates with a significant reduction of CSF leaks compared to the literature.

  12. Cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease presenting as a granulomatous rosacea-like rashs

    SHI Xiu-yan; MA Dong-lai; FANG Kai


    A case of cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease (CRDD) presenting as a granulomatous rosacea-like rashs was reported. A 45-year-old Chinese woman presented with a 1-month history of a widespread nonpruiginous papulonodular eruption.The rash had begun on her face and rapidly progressed to involve the neck and extremities. She was otherwise healthy,with no history of fever, malaise, or weight loss. Physical examination revealed multiple symmetrically distributed discrete and coalescing red plaques, papules and nodules scattered over the face, neck and extremities. No appreciable lymphadenopathy or hepatosplenomegaly was noted. There was no mucosal involvement. The biopsy specimen obtained from the face demonstrated the epidermis was normal, while the superficial dermis contained sheets of histiocytes with abundant, focally foamy cytoplasm. The histiocytes were surrounded by a patchy lymphocytic and plasma cell infiltrate. There was no significant histiocytic atypia. Some of these histiocytes engulfed, without destroying,lymphocytes and neutrophils (emperipolesis). Immunohistochemical staining revealed that the histiocytes were strongly positive for S100 protein, weakly positive for CD68, and negative for CD1a. A diagnosis of CRDD was made. Oral prednisone therapy was initiated at a dosage of 30 mg/d for 3 weeks and then tapered over the ensuing 2 weeks. After 5weeks of treatment, the lesions had markedly improved.

  13. Delayed removal of a maxillary third molar from the infratemporal fossa.

    Gómez-Oliveira, Guillermo; Arribas-García, Ignacio; Alvarez-Flores, Modesto; Gregoire-Ferriol, Johanna; Martínez-Gimeno, Carlos


    Removal of an impacted superior third molar is usually a simple and uncomplicated procedure for an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Nevertheless, complications are possible and include infection, facial swallowing, trismus, wound dehiscence, root fracture or even orosinusal fistula. Iatrogenic displacement into the infratemporal fossa is frequently mentioned but rarely reported. This anatomical fossa includes several important structures such as the internal maxillary artery, the venous pterygoid plexus, the sphenopalatine nerve, the coronoid process of the mandible and the pterygoid muscles. Recommended treatment includes immediate surgical removal if possible or initial observation and secondary removal, as necessary, because of infection, limited mandibular movement, inability to extract the tooth, or the patient's psychological unease. Sometimes, the displaced tooth may spontaneously migrate inferiorly and becomes accessible intraorally. This report describes the location and secondary surgical removal of a left maxillary third molar displaced into the infratemporal fossa, two weeks after first attempt at extraction.

  14. Primitive neuroectodermal tumors in the posterior fossa: excluding medulloblastoma based on pathology

    Suh, Kyung Jin; Kim, Tae Hun; Kim, Yong Joo; Kang, Duk Sik; Shon, Youn Kyung [College of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Sun Young [College of Medicine, Youngnam University, Daegu (Korea, Republic of)


    Four children, with histopathologically confirmed posterior fossa primitive neuroectodermal tumors, were examined by plain radiography, computed tomography (CT) and cerebral angiography. The homogeneously well enhanced solid mass in the midline of the posterior fossa and hydrocephalus of various degree were seen on all CT scans. One case had calcifications and another case had low density areas in the tumor mass. Three cerebral angiograms showed vascular displacement without tumor vascularities. Unfortunately, these CT and angiography findings are not specific for primitive neuroectodermal tumors, as similar findings are seen in medulloblastoma, ependymoma and other tumors. Therefore, we think that the primitive neuroectodermal tumors should be included in the differential diagnosis when a well enhanced solid mass in the midline posterior fossa is seen on CT scan in children.

  15. Hydrothermal formation of Clay-Carbonate alteration assemblages in the Nili Fossae region of Mars

    Brown, Adrian J; Baldridge, Alice M; Crowley, James K; Bridges, Nathan T; Thomson, Bradley J; Marion, Giles M; Filho, Carlos R de Souza; Bishop, Janice L


    The Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) has returned observations of the Nili Fossae region indicating the presence of Mg- carbonate in small (<10km sq2), relatively bright rock units that are commonly fractured (Ehlmann et al., 2008b). We have analyzed spectra from CRISM images and used co-located HiRISE images in order to further characterize these carbonate-bearing units. We applied absorption band mapping techniques to investigate a range of possible phyllosilicate and carbonate minerals that could be present in the Nili Fossae region. We also describe a clay-carbonate hydrothermal alteration mineral assemblage in the Archean Warrawoona Group of Western Australia that is a potential Earth analog to the Nili Fossae carbonate-bearing rock units. We discuss the geological and biological implications for hydrothermal processes on Noachian Mars.

  16. Clival osteomyelitis resulting from spread of infection through the fossa navicularis magna in a child

    Prabhu, Sanjay P.; Zinkus, Timothy [Children' s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Pediatric Radiology, Boston, MA (United States); Cheng, Alan G. [Children' s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement, Boston, MA (United States); Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford, CA (United States); Rahbar, Reza [Children' s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement, Boston, MA (United States)


    The fossa navicularis is a notch-like bone defect in the basiocciput that has been hitherto considered as an anatomical variant of the clivus and not previously described as a potential source of clival or skull base pathology. We report the imaging findings in a 5-year-old child who presented acutely with a retropharyngeal abscess and osteomyelitis of the clivus. Imaging after treatment revealed a ''notch-like'' defect in the anterior clivus consistent with a fossa navicularis. Based on these appearances, we postulate that the lymphoid tissue of the pharyngeal tonsil residing in the fossa navicularis served as a route through which infection spread and subsequently developed into clival osteomyelitis, which is a rare diagnosis. This case is unique, and we believe that the presence of this variant in young children may be important and is not merely an anatomical curiosity. (orig.)

  17. The Radiological Spectrum of Orbital Pathologies that Involve the Lacrimal Gland and the Lacrimal Fossa

    Jung, Won Sang; Ahn, Kook Jin; Park, Mi Ra; Kim, Ji Young; Choi, Jae Jeong; Kim, Bum Soo; Hahn, Seong Tai [Catholic University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)


    CT and MRI are utilized to differentiate between different types of masses and to determine the extent of lesions involving the lacrimal gland and the fossa. In lacrimal gland epithelial tumors, benign pleomorphic adenomas are seen most commonly with a well defined benign appearance, and a malignant adenoid cystic carcinoma is seen with a typical invasive malignant appearance. However, a malignant myoepithelial carcinoma is seen with a benign looking appearance. Lymphomatous lesions of the lacrimal gland include a broad spectrum ranging from reactive hyperplasia to malignant lymphoma. These lesions can be very difficult to differentiate both radiologically and pathologically. Generally, lymphomas tend to occur in older patients. The developmental cystic lesions found in the lacrimal fossa such as dermoid and epidermoid cysts can be diagnosed when the cyst involves the superior temporal quadrant of the orbit and manifests as a nonenhancing cystic mass and, in case of a lipoma, it is diagnosed as a total fatty mass. However, masses of granulocytic sarcoma and xanthogranuloma, as well as vascular masses, such as a hemangiopericytoma, are difficult to diagnose correctly on the basis of preoperative imaging findings alone. Clinically, the lesions of the lacrimal gland and fossa are found as palpable masses in the superior lateral aspect of the orbit, and these lesions constitute about 5-13% of all of the orbital masses confirmed by biopsy. Many different pathological entities arise from the lacrimal gland and fossa, and as each of them requires a different therapeutic approach, the radiological characterization of each lesion is important. Approximately, half of the lacrimal gland masses are tumors of epithelial origin and the rest are lesions that arise from lymphoid or inflammatory diseases. Pseudotumors, metastatic masses and developmental cysts may also occur in the lacrimal fossa. This paper aims to discuss the radiologic findings of the lesions that are found in

  18. Intraoperative precautionary insertion of external ventricular drainage catheters in posterior fossa tumors presenting with hydrocephalus

    Hosam A.M. Habib


    Conclusion: Intra-operative insertion of EVD catheter during surgery of posterior fossa tumors, as it allows better control of the ICT during surgery if needed, provides a life saving emergency CSF drainage outlet if tumor resection fails to resolve HC or for the occurrence of de novo HC, and finally it provides adequate control of CSF leak in cases with supratentorial ventriculomegaly, where the use of lumbar drains may be hazardous. Intraoperative drainage prevents possible complications met with early CSF diversion. But the application of this technique should better be restricted to midline posterior fossa tumors related to the ventricular system.

  19. Removal of a Maxillary Third Molar Displaced into Pterygopalatine Fossa via Intraoral Approach

    Nedim Özer


    Full Text Available The removal of impacted maxillary third molars is one of the most common procedures performed in oral and maxillofacial surgery units with low rates of complications and morbidity. A few cases of accidental displacement of third molars into adjacent anatomical spaces, such as the infratemporal fossa, the pterygomandibular space, the maxillary sinus, buccal space, or the lateral pharyngeal space, during surgical interventions have been reported. In this paper, a case of a maxillary third molar accidentally displaced into the pterygopalatine fossa is presented, and the removal of the tooth via intraoral approach is described.

  20. Unusual anatomical detection of a third molar in the infratemporal fossa.

    Corega, C; Vaida, L; Festila, D; Bertossi, D


    Third molar presence in the infratemporal fossa is a rare event and it has been reported previously only two times in the literature, except for the cases which arise from complications occurring during the extraction of the impacted upper third molar. Due to the presence of important vessel bundles and nerves in this area, third molar removal requires a correct surgical management in order to avoid many possible serious side effects. We report an unusual case of upper third molar detected in the infratemporal fossa, which has been thoroughly investigated radiologically and removed through a safe surgical approach.

  1. Circumscribed changes in the cranial vault in extracerebral accumulations of fluid in the middle cranial fossa

    Trittmacher, S.; Purmann, H.; Hunsdiek, F.; Schmid, A.; Traupe, H.


    On the basis of 26 cases with extracerebral fluid accumulation in the middle cranial fossa the bony changes occurring in this connection are described and discussed in respect of their aetiology. If there are bony accompanying reactions, two entities can be observed on principle: One group shows thinning and protrusion of the temporal squama, raising of the lesser wing of the sphenoid bone and protrusion of the greater wing of the sphenoid bone. The second group is associated with thickening of the temporal squama and of the lesser and greater wing of the sphenoid bone without showing any change in volume of the middle cranial fossa. (orig./GDG).

  2. Magnetic resonance imaging textural evaluation of posterior cranial fossa tumors in childhood; Avaliacao textural por ressonancia magnetica dos tumores da fossa posterior em criancas

    Santos, Joelson Alves dos; Costa, Maria Olivia Rodrigues da; Otaduy, Maria Concepcion Garcia; Lacerda, Maria Teresa Carvalho de; Leite, Claudia da Costa [Sao Paulo Univ., SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Medicina. Dept. de Radiologia]. E-mail:; Matsushita, Hamilton [Sao Paulo Univ., SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Medicina. Dept. de Neurologia


    Objective: To distinguish healthy from pathological tissues in pediatric patients with posterior cranial fossa tumors using calculated textural parameters from magnetic resonance images. Materials And Methods: We evaluated 14 pediatric patients with posterior cranial fossa tumors using the software MaZda to define the texture parameters in selected regions of interest representing healthy and pathological tissues based on T2-weighted magnetic resonance images. Results: There was a statistically significant difference between normal and tumoral tissues as well as between supposedly normal tissues adjacent and distant from the tumoral lesion. Conclusion: Magnetic resonance textural evaluation is an useful tool for determining differences among various tissues, including tissues that appear apparently normal on visual analysis. (author)

  3. Real-world analysis of the Celgene Global Drug Safety database: early discontinuation of lenalidomide in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes due to non-serious rash

    Weiss L; Gary D; Swern AS; Freeman J.; Sugrue MM


    Lilia Weiss,1 Dianna Gary,1 Arlene S Swern,2 John Freeman,1 Mary M Sugrue3 1Global Drug Safety, Celgene Corporation, Summit, 2Biometrics, Celgene Corporation, Berkeley Heights, 3Medical Affairs, Celgene Corporation, Summit, NJ, USA Background: Lenalidomide is approved for treating transfusion-dependent anemia due to lower-risk del(5q) myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). In clinical trials, rash was common, although severe rash was infrequent. To examine rash in patients with MDS treated with l...

  4. the temperature dropped to normal When Rash Had appeared For 12 Hours:an atypical Case of Measles in adult

    Chun-ling Liu; Chun-wei Wang; Ying Liu; Ping Zhou; Xiao-juan Li; Hui-yuan Si; Hong-wei Zhang


    A twenty-eight-year-old male patient with five-day’s fever (the highest body tempreture reached 39.4℃) and 10-hour’s rash (first on face) presented to the department of emergency for “drug rash”, at that time his temperature was 38.6℃. Two hours later, his temperature fell to normal. Then this patient’s entire body rash increased signiifcantly and lasted for 13 hours. Serum measles antibody IgM(+) conifrmed the measles diagnosis. He had received measles vaccine as a baby. Clinicians should be aware of this atypical clinical manifestation of adult measles. If this kind of patients were misdiagnosed as drug rash and given corticosteroid, measles disease may be aggravated. Speciifc serum measles antibody testing may be the only reliable method for differential diagnosis, but the earliest time point for examining the antibodies of measles still needs precise research.

  5. The purpose of this study is to determine the clinical usefulness of Valsalva maneuver (VM) to evaluate piriform-fossae lesions on helical CT

    Yamamoto, Shoji; Yasuda, Shigeo; Kimura, Shinjiro; Ito, Hisao [Chiba Univ. (Japan). Hospital; Fujimoto, Hajime; Nasu, Katsuhiro; Motoori, Ken


    Forty-four patients who were suspected hypopharyngeal carcinoma underwent both conventional CT under quiet breath holding and helical CT under Valsalva maneuver (VMCT). All patients successfully performed Valsalva maneuver during image acquisition. Normal piriform fossae were dilated well under VM. Five fossae involved by hypopharyngeal carcinoma were poorly dilated on VMCT. In conclusion VMCT is a supportive method to evaluate piriform fossae. If piriform fossae lesions were suspected on conventional CT, VMCT should be performed. (author)

  6. Chikungunya Fever Presenting as a Systemic Disease with Fever. Arthritis and Rash: Our Experience in Israel.

    Tanay, Amir


    Chikungunya fever (CHIK-F) has been increasingly documented among Western travelers returning from areas with chikungunya virus transmission, which are also popular tourist sites. We present three Israeli travelers who developed fever, maculopapular rash and long-standing arthralgias while visiting northern Indian states not known to be involved in the chikungunya fever epidemic. We also present an epidemiological review of the chikungunya epidemic over the past decades. Rare systemic manifestations of this disorder, like catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) and adult-onset Still's syndrome, are discussed. The present era of international travel poses a new diagnostic and epidemiologic challenge that demands increased awareness to the possibility of an exotic tropical infectious disease.

  7. Abdominal Skin Rash After TACE Due to Non-Target Embolization of Hepatic Falciform Artery.

    Nagpal, Prashant; Bhalala, Mitesh; Vidholia, Aditi; Sao, Rahul; Sharma, Nisha; Mehta, Dhruv; McCabe, Sam; Bodin, Roxana


    Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is a well-recognized procedure for management of hepatocellular carcinoma. We present a 54-year-old man who presented with a periumbilical maculopapular skin rash that developed after an otherwise uneventful TACE procedure. A retrospective review of imaging was consistent with non-target embolization of the hepatic falciform artery (HFA). He was treated with oral non-steroidal antiinflammatory medication for 3 weeks with improvement, but had slight skin induration and an excoriated papule at 6-month follow-up. Non-target embolization of HFA is very rare, but clinicians and interventionalists should be aware of this complication, especially in patients predisposed to enlargement of HFA.

  8. Skin rash and arthritis a simplified appraisal of less common associations.

    Cozzi, A; Doria, A; Gisondi, P; Girolomoni, G


    Skin and joint manifestations are part of the clinical spectrum of many disorders. Well-known associations include psoriatic arthritis and arthritis associated with autoimmune connective tissue diseases. This review focuses on less common associations where skin lesions can provide easily accessible and valuable diagnostic clues, and directly lead to the specific diagnosis or limit the list of possibilities. This may also affect health care resources as diagnostic tests are often low-specific, highly expensive and poorly available. This group of diseases can be divided into two subsets, based on the presence/absence of fever, and then further classified according to elementary skin lesions (macular, urticarial, maculo-papular, vesico-bullous, pustular, petechial and nodular). In most instances joint involvement occurs as peripheral migrating polyarthritis. Erythematosus macular or urticarial rashes occur in most febrile disorders such as monogenic autoinflammatory syndromes, Schnitzler's syndrome, Still's disease and rheumatic fever and afebrile diseases as urticarial vasculitis. Pustular rash may be observed in chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) and pyogenic arthritis with pyoderma gangrenosum and acne (PAPA) syndrome (both febrile) as well as in Behcet's disease and Synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis and osteitis syndrome (both non-febrile). Papular lesions are typical of secondary syphilis, sarcoidosis, interstitial granulomatous dermatitis, papular petechial of cutaneous small-vessel vasculitis and nodular lesions of polyarteritis nodosa and multicentric reticulohistiocytosis all of which are afebrile. Differential diagnosis includes infections and drug reactions which may mimic several of these conditions. To biopsy the right skin lesion at the right time it is essential to obtain relevant histological information.

  9. Human parvovirus B19 surveillance in patients with rash and fever from Belarus.

    Yermalovich, Marina A; Hübschen, Judith M; Semeiko, Galina V; Samoilovich, Elena O; Muller, Claude P


    Human parvovirus B19 (B19V) infection in immunocompetent patients usually has a mild clinical course, but during pregnancy it can cause serious and even fatal complications in the fetus. The most common clinical presentation of B19V infection is erythema infectiosum and in this case laboratory confirmation is required for differentiation from other exanthematous diseases. Measles and rubella negative sera collected in Belarus between 2005 and 2008 from 906 patients with a rash and fever were screened for B19V infection by ELISA. More than 35% of the samples (322/906) were positive for B19V. The proportion ranged from 10.1% in 2008 to 53.2% in 2006 when an outbreak took place in Minsk city. All B19V outbreaks and cluster cases occurred during the winter-spring period, but sporadic cases were recorded basically throughout the year. The majority of the cases (56.5%) occurred among the 2 till 10 year old children, and 27.3% of the cases were observed in adults between 19 and 53 years. All 104 B19V strains sequenced in the NS1/VP1u region belonged to genotype 1 with a maximal genetic distance of 1.75%. The two phylogenetic clusters reflected the geographic origins of the viruses within the country. Forty-two unique nucleotide mutations as compared to sequences downloaded from GenBank were found in the VP1u and NS1 regions; most of these changes were nonsynonymous. This report highlights the importance of B19V infection in patients with a rash and fever in Belarus.

  10. Rash with DERMABOND PRINEO Skin Closure System Use in Bilateral Reduction Mammoplasty: A Case Series

    R. W. Knackstedt


    Full Text Available Background. Bilateral reduction mammoplasty is a common plastic surgery procedure that can be complicated by unfavorable scar formation along incision sites. Surgical adhesives can be utilized as an alternative or as an adjunct to conventional suture closures to help achieve good wound tension and provide an adequate barrier with excellent cosmesis. The recently introduced DERMABOND PRINEO Skin Closure System Skin Closure System combines the skin adhesive 2-octyl cyanoacrylate with a self-adhering polyester-based mesh. Proposed benefits of wound closure with DERMABOND PRINEO Skin Closure System, used with or without sutures, include its watertight seal, easy removal, microbial barrier, even distribution of tension, and reduction in wound closure time. Although allergic reactions to 2-octyl cyanoacrylate have been reported, few allergic reactions to DERMABOND PRINEO Skin Closure System have been noted in the literature. This case series describes three patients who experienced an allergic reaction to DERMABOND PRINEO Skin Closure System after undergoing elective bilateral reduction mammoplasties at our institution to further explore this topic. Methods. Retrospective chart review of bilateral reduction mammoplasty patients who received DERMABOND PRINEO Skin Closure System dressing at our institution was performed. Results. Three patients were identified as having a rash in reaction to DERMABOND PRINEO Skin Closure System after bilateral reduction mammoplasty. All three patients required systemic steroid treatment to resolve the rash. One patient was identified as having a prior adhesive reaction. Conclusions. DERMABOND PRINEO Skin Closure System has demonstrated its efficacy in optimizing scar healing and appearance. However, as we demonstrate these three allergic reactions to DERMABOND PRINEO Skin Closure System, caution must be utilized in its usage, namely, in patients with a prior adhesive allergy and in sites where moisture or friction may

  11. Posterior fossa vermian cystic schwannoma mimicking as pilocytic astrocytoma: A case report and literature review

    Alok Umredkar


    Full Text Available Intraparenchymal schwannomas are rare and most of the reported cases are in supratentorial region with frontal lobe being most common. Infratentorial location is very rare. We report a posterior fossa midline large cystic schwannoma with mural nodule mimicking as pilocytic astrocytoma. The pathogenesis and neuroradiological findings of intraparenchymal schwannomas are discussed with review of the related literature.

  12. Posterior fossa syndrome in a patient with an ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency

    Nedermeijer, S. C M; Van Den Hout, J.; Geleijns, C.; De Klerk, H.; Catsman-Berrevoets, C. E.


    The posterior fossa syndrome (PFS) is a well-known clinical entity and mainly occurs in children. Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency (OTC) is the most common urea cycle disorder, which occurs in an estimated 1 per 50.000 live births in Japan. Symptoms are mostly due to hyperammonemia and include

  13. Posterior fossa midline cryptococcoma in a patient with idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia

    S Rai


    Full Text Available Idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia (ICL is a rare disorder which is often diagnosed as HIV-negative AIDS in the light of poor immunity and AIDS-defining illnesses. We present a case of a 50-year-old male who presented with a midline posterior fossa tumour with ICL diagnosed as cerebellar cryptococcoma.

  14. Posterior fossa midline cryptococcoma in a patient with idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia.

    Rai, S; Marak, R S K; Jain, S; Dhole, T N


    Idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia (ICL) is a rare disorder which is often diagnosed as HIV-negative AIDS in the light of poor immunity and AIDS-defining illnesses. We present a case of a 50-year-old male who presented with a midline posterior fossa tumour with ICL diagnosed as cerebellar cryptococcoma.

  15. A new morphometric method for the sella turcica and the hypophyseal fossa and its clinical relevance.

    Venieratos, D; Anagnostopoulou, S; Garidou, A


    The sella turcica and the hypophyseal fossa should be considered different entities, the latter being part of the former. Their morphology and dimensions correlate to some extent with those of the contained pituitary gland and have, for this reason, attracted the interest of anatomists and radiologists. With the application of MRI, however, these data are of limited use in the diagnosis of pituitary disorders, although they remain valuable with regard to a microsurgical approach to the hypophysis. The proposed morphometric method was applied to 20 dry skulls. We first made casts of the corresponding sellae. Their volumes were then measured by immersion. The frontal section of each hypophyseal fossa was obtained through its deepest point and magnified. The Cartesian co-ordinates of the contour of the section were used to evaluate the corresponding area and centroid. The volume of each fossa was finally obtained by the use of Pappus' theorem applied to solids of rotation. The volumes of the sellae obtained as above ranged from 460 mm3 to 1570 mm3 with a mean value of 835 mm3. These figures are comparable to those reported from previous authors. To our knowledge the method described has enabled a close approximation of the volumes of the hypophyseal fossae to be made for the first time. These volumes ranged from 24 mm3 to 300 mm3, with a mean value of 157 mm3. Similar numerical methods might be applicable in vivo by the use of MR imaging.

  16. Interrelationship of middle cranial fossa parameters and dimensional characteristics of human cerebral cranium in various craniotypes

    Khurchak U.A.


    Full Text Available The research goal is to study the interrelation between the linear dimensions of the middle cranial fossa, and linear and angular parameters of the human cerebral cranium depending on the basilar angle. Materials and methods: The research work has included 100 skulls of adults divided into three craniotypes. The craniotopometric method has taken into account parameters with further calculation of average values. correlation model has been formed. Results: The study of correlation characteristics of middle cranial fossa linear dimensions with cerebral cranium linear and angular parameters has shown different interrelation of craniotypes according to the strength and direction. Conclusion: It has been found out that a definite degree of interrelation has been observed in platibasilar craniotypes. Direct interrelation of middle cranial fossa length, length and width of sella turcica fracture has been observed in flexibasilar craniotypes. The interrelation of parameters studied in mediobasilar craniotypes has been determined in a lesser degree. Other dimension middle cranial fossa and sella turcica fracture are subjected to greater variability

  17. Compression of the posterior fossa venous sinuses by epidural hemorrhage simulating venous sinus thrombosis: CT and MR findings

    Singh, Sumit; Ramakrishnaiah, Raghu H.; Hegde, Shilpa V.; Glasier, Charles M. [University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Pediatric Radiology, Little Rock, AR (United States)


    Posterior fossa dural venous sinus thrombus is a well-described complication of head trauma, especially when fracture crosses the dural sinus grooves or in association with epidural hemorrhage. We have found that post-traumatic posterior fossa epidural hematoma compressing a dural venous sinus can mimic dural venous thrombus. To discuss the CT and MRI findings of posterior fossa epidural hemorrhages simulating sinus thrombosis, to make radiologists aware of this important imaging pitfall. We describe radiologic findings in four children in whom a posterior fossa epidural hemorrhage mimicked dural venous sinus thrombus. Routine CT head and CT venography were obtained on Toshiba volume and helical CT scanners. MRI and MR venography were performed on a Philips scanner. In all cases there was medial displacement and compression of the posterior fossa dural venous sinuses without intraluminal thrombosis. The epidural hemorrhage was seen tracking along sinus grooves in the occipital bone, peeling the dura containing the sinuses from the calvarium and compressing the sinus, simulating thrombosis on axial CT views. Both venous sinus thrombosis and posterior fossa epidural hemorrhages in children are well-described complications of head trauma. Posterior fossa epidural hemorrhage can mimic a sinus thrombus by compressing and displacing the sinuses. It is important to recognize this pitfall because treatment of a suspected thrombus with anticoagulation can worsen epidural hemorrhage. (orig.)

  18. Blau syndrome of granulomatous arthritis, iritis, and skin rash: a new family and review of the literature.

    Manouvrier-Hanu, S; Puech, B; Piette, F; Boute-Benejean, O; Desbonnet, A; Duquesnoy, B; Farriaux, J P


    Blau syndrome (MK186580) comprises granulomatous arthritis, iritis, and skin rash, and is an autosomal-dominant trait with variable expressivity. So far it was described in 5 families. We report on a sixth family with severe progression of eye involvement and discuss the nosology with similar diseases, such as early-infantile sarcoidosis.

  19. Skin rashes in 87 patients with dengue fever%登革热皮疹87例分析

    杨晴; 夏瑾瑜; 李春娜; 洪仲思; 陈惠丽; 丁立; 游风云


    Objective To investigate the apearance and characteristics of skin rashes in patients suffering from dengue fever.Methods Clinical data were retrospectively analyzed for 126 hospitalized patients with dengue fever collected from August to October,2007.Results Out of 126 patients with dengue fever,69.0% (87/126)had skin rashes,which usually developed from day 1 and 11 after fever.About 59.7%(52/87)of these patients developed skin rashes from day 3 to 7 after fever.No eruption order was evidenced in 59(67.8%)patients.Skin rashes were located in both the trunk and limbs in 38(43.7%)patients,and only in the limbs in 30 (34.5%)patients.The incidence rates of maculae,maculopapules,papules.hemorrhagic rash and mixed eruptions were 14.9%(13/87),14.9%(13/87),18.4%(16/87),26.4%(23/87)and 21.8%(19/87),respectively.Conclusions Most patients with dengue fever developed skin rashes from day 3 to 7 after fever.Limbs and trunk are predilection sites of skin rashes in dengue fever.Skin rashes in dengue fever is complex,including maculae,papules,hemorrhagic rashes,vesicles and mixed rashes.%目的 分析登革热皮疹的临床表现及特点.方法 对2007年8-10月本院收治的126例登革热住院患者中伴发皮疹的87例临床资料进行分析.结果 登革热患者69.0%(87/126)出现皮疹,出疹时间在发热后1~11大,59.7%(52/87)于发热后3~7天出疹,67.8%(59/87)出疹无明显顺序.43.7%(38/87)为躯干合并四肢出疹,34.5%(30/87)为四肢出疹.皮疹为斑疹者占14.9%(13/87),斑丘疹占14.9%(13/87),丘疹占18.4%(16/87),各种出血疹占26.4%(23/87),混合皮疹占21.8%(19/87).结论 登革热患者在发热后3~7天出疹;出疹部位以四肢躯干为多;皮疹形态有斑疹、斑丘疹、丘疹、出血疹、疱疹等.

  20. Decrypting the Formation Conditions of the Basement Carbonate-Bearing Rocks at Nili Fossae

    Brown, A. J.


    The Nili Fossae region is the site of a number of proposed Landing Sites for the Mars 2020 Rover. A distinguishing feature of many of these sites is the access to large exposures of carbonate (Ehlmann et al. 2008). Serpentinization has been proposed as a formation mechanism of these carbonates, including carbonated (Brown et al. 2010, Viviano, et al. 2013) and low temperature, near surface serpentinization. The potential for carbonated serpentization at Nili Fossae links the region to Earth analogs in terrestrial greenstone belts such as the Pilbara in Western Australia, where talc-carbonate bearing komatiite cumulate units of the Dresser Formation overlie the siliceous, stromatolite-bearing Strelley Pool Chert unit (Van Kranendonk and Pirajno, 2004). If a similar relationship exists on Mars, investigations of rocks stratigraphically beneath the carbonate-bearing units at Nili Fossae ("the basement rocks") may provide the best chance to examine well preserved organic material from the Noachian. This hypothesis is testable by Mars 2020. In preparation for the the Mars 2020 landing site, we are examining the thermodynamic relationships that favor formation of serpentine and talc-carbonate and different pressures and temperatures in the crust (Barnes 2007). This will allow us to constrain the low grade metamorphism required to replicate the proposed models of serpentinisation and help us understand the regional metamophic gradient that is critical to furthering our knowledge of the ancient rocks of Nili Fossae. Refs:Barnes, S. J. "Komatiites: Petrology, Volcanology, Metamorphism, and Geochemistry." S.E.G. 13 (2007): 13. Brown, A. J., et al.. "Hydrothermal Formation of Clay-Carbonate Alteration Assemblages in the Nili Fossae Region of Mars." EPSL 297 (2010): 174-82. Ehlmann, B. L. et al. "Orbital Identification of Carbonate-Bearing Rocks on Mars." Science 322, no. 5909 1828-32. Van Kranendonk, M.J., and F. Pirajno. "Geochemistry of Metabasalts and Hydrothermal

  1. Properties of the Medussae Fossae Formation and its relation to the volcanic history of Mars

    Ivanov, Anton B.; Cantini, Federico


    Medussae Fossae (MFF) is a well known formation, stretching west of Tharsis volanoes. It is characterized as a relatively young Amazonian units (Amm, Amu), due to widespread signs of erosion. Earth based imaging radar observations at 3.5 cm [1] and 12 cm [2] have discovered a dark radar feature (Stealth), which roughly correlates with the MFF outline.Recent investigations [3], suggested that the unit emplacement is in fact during Hesperian period, but it is composed of material that can be easily eroded. It is not clear when the erosion happened and if it is a continuing process. Hypotheses on MFF formation range from volcanic material emplacement (ash flow tuffs or pyroclastic materials) to an ice-rich dusty mantle, deposited during high obliquity.In this work, we will present the latest observations of the East Medussae Fossae formation by the long wavelength MARSIS radar, continuing the work reported in [4], as well as complementing data surveyed by SHARAD data in [5]. The MARSIS radar has detected strong subsurface interfaces in the areas of Gordi and Eumenides Dorsae at depths up to 1.5km. We will present our analysis of the data, inferring the dielectric properties of the material to constrain properties of the material constituting the Medusae Fossae formation. We will also demonstrate an efficient user interface to work with MARSIS data inside a Geographical Information System (GIS).The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Unions Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under iMars grant agreement 607379.[1] D. Muhleman, et al., "Radar images of mars," Science, vol. 253, no. 5027, 1991.[2] J. K. Harmon, et al., "Arecibo radar imagery of Mars: The major volcanic provinces," Icarus, vol. 220, aug 2012.[3] L. Kerber, et al., "The dispersal of pyroclasts from Apollinaris Patera, Mars: Implications for the origin of the Medusae Fossae Formation," Icarus, vol. 216, nov 2011.[4] T. R. Watters, et al., "Radar Sounding of the

  2. Blau syndrome (familial granulomatous arthritis, iritis, and rash) in an african-american family.

    Cuesta, I A; Moore, E C; Rabah, R; Bawle, E V


    Blau syndrome (familial granulomatous arthritis, iritis, and rash) was originally described in 1985, in 11 members of a family of Dutch ancestry. Inheritance is autosomal dominant. Several more Caucasian families have been described since. Skin and synovial biopsy specimens show noncaseating sarcoid like granulomas, but the lung is not involved as in classic sarcoidosis. This report describes 3 members of an African American family with Blau syndrome. It is important to differentiate this genetic disorder from other childhood arthritides, such as, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile spondyloarthropathies, and early-onset sarcoidosis, because of the need for genetic counseling, treatment and differing potential for selective involvement of other organs (eye, skin, and tendons/joints). All children of an affected individual have a 50% chance of inheriting the disease. Unaffected children do not have to be concerned about subsequent generations being affected. The response to conventional treatments used in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and to etanercept in our patients has not been satisfactory. Joint disease responds to corticosteroids, but these agents are not suitable for a disease that is lifelong. The eye involvement is aggressive and can lead to blindness. These patients need close follow-up by an ophthalmologist.

  3. Nakajo-Nishimura Syndrome: An Autoinflammatory Disorder Showing Pernio-Like Rashes and Progressive Partial Lipodystrophy

    Nobuo Kanazawa


    Full Text Available Nakajo-Nishimura syndrome (ORPHA2615; also registered as Nakajo syndrome in OMIM#256040 is a distinct inherited inflammatory and wasting disease, originally reported from Japan. This disease usually begins in early infancy with a pernio-like rash, especially in winter. The patients develop periodic high fever and nodular erythema-like eruptions, and gradually progress lipomuscular atrophy in the upper body, mainly the face and the upper extremities, to show the characteristic thin facial appearance and long clubbed fingers with joint contractures. So far about 30 cases have been reported from Kansai, especially Wakayama and Osaka, Tohoku and Kanto areas. At present, about 10 cases are confirmed to be alive only in the Kansai area, including one infant case in Wakayama. However, more cases are expected to be added in the near future. Although cause of the disease has long been undefined, a homozygous mutation of the PSMB8 gene, which encodes the β35i subunit of immunoproteasome, has been identified to be responsible in 2011. By analyses of the patients-derived cells and tissues, it has been suggested that accumulation of ubiquitinated and oxidated proteins due to immunoproteasome dysfunction causes hyperactivation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase and interleukin-6 overproduction. Since similar diseases with PSMB8 mutations have recently been reported from Europe and the United States, it is becoming clear that Nakajo-Nishimura syndrome and related disorders form proteasome disability syndromes, a new category of autoinflammatory diseases distributed globally.

  4. Genetic linkage of familial granulomatous inflammatory arthritis, skin rash, and uveitis to chromosome 16

    Tromp, G.; Kuivaniemi, H.; Ala-Kokko, L. [Thomas Jefferson Univ., Philadelphia, PA (United States)] [and others


    Blau syndrome (MIM 186580), first described in a large, three-generation kindred, is an autosomal, dominantly inherited disease characterized by multiorgan, tissue-specific inflammation. Its clinical phenotype includes granulomatous arthritis, skin rash, and uveitis and probably represents a subtype of a group of clinical entities referred to as {open_quotes}familial granulomatosis.{close_quotes} It is the sole human model with recognizably Mendelian inheritance for a variety of multisystem inflammatory diseases affecting a significant percentage of the population. A genomewide search for the Blau susceptibility locus was undertaken after karyotypic analysis revealed no abnormalities. Sixty-two of the 74-member pedigree were genotyped with dinucleotide-repeat markers. Linkage analysis was performed under dominant model of inheritance with reduced penetrance. The marker D16S298 gave a maximum LOD score of 3.75 at {theta} = .04, with two-point analysis. LOD scores for flanking markers were consistent and placed the Blau susceptibility locus within the 16p12-q21 interval. 46 refs., 3 figs., 3 tabs.

  5. Clinical and Laboratory evaluation of measleslike rash in children and young adults

    Stewien Klaus Eberhard


    Full Text Available A clinical and laboratory evaluation of 11 children and young adults with measleslike rash was done during the measles outbreak in the Greater São Paulo Metropolitan area at the end of 1996 and spread over the country during 1997. Measles was laboratory confirmed in 07 patients by specific IgM detection in acute serum specimens using an IgM-capture EIA, by specific IgG seroconversion in serum pairs, and by reverse transcription PCR and virus isolation in peripheral blood lymphocytes. Clinical presentations were not always classic; one of the 07 cases had received measles vaccine and corresponded to modified clinical case of measles. The 4 remaining cases were negative for measles and were diagnosed as exanthem subitum (2 cases, scarlet fever and Kawasaki disease. The present study reinforces the view that clinical features alone are not sufficient for establishing an accurate diagnosis in the post-vaccine era, and a surveillance system based on sensitive laboratory results is needed so that it can confirm IgM-negative measles cases.

  6. [Thyroid adenoma in the piriform fossa: a case report and literature review].

    Huang, X T; Ma, B; Liu, M B; Zhang, Y; Huang, D L; Chen, L


    Objective: To explore the clinical characteristics of case of thyroid adenoma in the piriform fossa, and review the literatures of the congentital thyroid gland abnormality. Methods: A 44-year-old male had foreign body feeling in his pharynx for 3 years. A mass in his left piriform fossa was detected by the clinical and imaging examination. Biopsy report that the mass was thyroid papillary carcinoma. The resection of tumor with partial back thyroid cartilage through lateral neck and pharyngeal approach was performed. Results: The surgical wound healed in first-stage and no any surgical complication occurred. With postoperative pathological and immunohistochemical examination, the mass was finally diagnosed as thyroid gland adenoma. Staining for cytokerantin19 was negative. Conclusion: The symptomatic and neoplastic abnormal thyroid gland should be excised, but asymptomtic, non-neoplastic and functional abnormal thyroid gland should be retained with regular follow up.

  7. Delayed removal of maxillary third molar displaced into the infratemporal fossa

    Bruno Tochetto Primo


    Full Text Available Third molar extraction is a common procedure and it is rarely associated with complications. One complication that may be associated with this procedure is displacement of the tooth into the infratemporal fossa, an anatomical structure that contains the temporalis muscle, medial and lateral pterygoid muscles, the pterygoid plexus, the maxillary artery and its branches, the mandibular nerve and its branches, and the chorda tympani. The present case report illustrates delayed surgical removal of a maxillary third molar that was displaced into the infratemporal fossa, via the intraoral access and under local anesthesia. Despite the rarity of this complication, oral and maxillofacial surgeons should be aware of its management and able to choose the optimal technique, taking into account the patient's signs and symptoms as well as the knowledge and experience of the surgeon.

  8. The role of the basal cisterns in the development of posterior fossa skull base meningiomas

    Florian Ioan Stefan


    Full Text Available Meningiomas account for more than 30% of all intracranial brain tumors, with 25% of them originating somewhere along the skull base and about 20% of these located in the posterior fossa. The intimate relation of these tumors with neural and vascular structures make them difficult to treat, both surgically and nonsurgically. Their treatment is further hampered by the lack of definitive recommendations, which is partially due to the fact that there is no general accepted model of classification. The present report proposes a new concept of classification of posterior fossa skull base meningiomas, one that takes into account the intimate relation of these tumors with arachnoid structures, simplifies the overcrowded landscape of their systematization and can be extended to oher skull base locations.

  9. Relationship between external and histologic features of progressive stages of caries in the occlusal fossa

    Ekstrand, K R; Kuzmina, I; Bjørndal, L;


    The material comprised 140 extracted maxillary third molars. The central fossa area was examined with a stereomicroscope (SM) (x16) and macroscopically (M) under standardized conditions after cleaning and air-drying. Signs of caries were classified using a detailed scoring system involving 12 (SM...... and the internal enamel and dentine reactions. The data did not support routine usage of radiographic examination for occlusal caries diagnosis.......The material comprised 140 extracted maxillary third molars. The central fossa area was examined with a stereomicroscope (SM) (x16) and macroscopically (M) under standardized conditions after cleaning and air-drying. Signs of caries were classified using a detailed scoring system involving 12 (SM...... highly correlated (rs = 0.90). Dentinal changes were also highly correlated with enamel changes (rs = 0.85). The histologic classifications in conjunction with the macroscopical observations made it possible to demonstrate a clear relationship between the external degree of caries progression...

  10. Effects of friction massage of the popliteal fossa on blood flow velocity of the popliteal vein

    Iwamoto, Koji; Mizukami, Masafumi; Asakawa, Yasutsugu; Endo, Yusuke; Takata, Yuichi; Yoshikawa, Kenichi; Yoshio, Masaharu


    [Purpose] Friction massage (friction) of the popliteal fossa is provided for the purpose of relieving pain related to circulatory disorders by improving venous flow in the lower legs. The purpose of this study is to verify the effects of enhancing the venous flow based on measuring the blood flow velocity of the popliteal vein before and after providing friction to the patients. [Subjects and Methods] Fifteen healthy male university students participated in the study. The Doppler ultrasonography (DU) was used to measure the blood flow velocity of the popliteal vein, in order to verify the effects of enhancing the venous flow by comparing the measured values before and after a friction massage. [Results] The result of comparing the blood flow velocity before and after providing friction showed that there was a significant increase after friction. [Conclusion] This study proved that friction to the popliteal fossa is effectively enhances venous flow by increasing the blood flow velocity in the popliteal vein.

  11. Spontaneous bilateral subdural haematomas in the posterior cranial fossa revealed by MRI

    Pollo, C.; Porchet, F. [Department of Neurosurgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, 1011, Lausanne (Switzerland); Meuli, R. [Department of Radiology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, 1011, Lausanne (Switzerland)


    A 52-year-old woman treated for acute myeloproliferative disease developed progressive stupor. CT showed obstructive hydrocephalus resulting from unexplained mass effect on the fourth ventricle. MRI revealed bilateral extra-axial collections in the posterior cranial fossa, giving high signal on T1- and T2-weighted images, suggesting subacute subdural haematomas. Subdural haematomas can be suspected on CT when there is unexplained mass effect. MRI may be essential to confirm the diagnosis and plan appropriate treatment. (orig.)

  12. Subdural enhancement on postoperative spinal MRI after resection of posterior cranial fossa tumours

    Warmuth-Metz, M.; Solymosi, L. [Abteilung fuer Neuroradiologie, Klinikum der Bayerischen Julius Maximilians Universitaet, Josef-Schneider-Strasse 11, 97080, Wuerzburg (Germany); Kuehl, J. [Paediatric Oncology, Klinikum der Bayerischen Julius Maximilians Universitaet, Josef-Schneider-Strasse 11, 97080, Wuerzburg (Germany); Krauss, J. [Paediatric Neurosurgery, Klinikum der Bayerischen Julius Maximilians Universitaet, Josef-Schneider-Strasse 11, 97080, Wuerzburg (Germany)


    In malignant brain tumours which may disseminate staging, usually by cranial and spinal MRI is necessary. If MRI is performed in the postoperative period pitfalls should be considered. Nonspecific subdural contrast enhancement on spinal staging MRI is rarely reported after resection of posterior fossa tumours, which may be mistaken for dissemination of malignancy. We investigated the frequency of spinal subdural enhancement after posterior cranial fossa neurosurgery in children. We reviewed 53 postoperative spinal MRI studies performed for staging of paediatric malignant brain tumours, mainly infratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumours 2-40 days after surgery. There was contrast enhancement in the spinal subdural space in seven cases. This was not seen in any of eight patients who had been operated upon for a supratentorial tumour. After resection of 45 posterior cranial fossa tumours the frequency of subdural enhancement was 15.5%. MRI showing subdural enhancement was obtained up to 25 days postoperatively. No patient with subdural enhancement had cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examinations positive for tumour cells or developed dissemination of disease in the CSF. Because the characteristic appearances of subdural contrast enhancement, appropriate interpretation is possible; diagnosis of neoplastic meningitis should rarely be impeded. Because of the striking similarity to that in patients with a low CSF-pressure syndrome and in view of the fact that only resection of tumours of the posterior cranial fossa, usually associated with obstructive hydrocephalus, was followed by this type of enhancement one might suggest that rapid changes in CSF pressure are implicated, rather the effects of blood introduced into the spinal canal at surgery. (orig.)

  13. Triad of torticollis, photophobia and epiphora in a child with a posterior fossa tumor

    Buijsrogge, Michiel


    Full Text Available [english] A 7-month-old Caucasian girl presented with an acquired, spasmodic torticollis to the right side with the head tilted downwards, photophobia and epiphora. Diagnostic work-out revealed a posterior fossa pilocytic astrocytoma. The symptoms improved after surgical resection. There is evidence of internuclear connections between cranial nerves II, V and VII acting as important mechanisms in this triad (Okamoto et al. 2010.

  14. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy restricted to the posterior fossa in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus

    Goncalves, Fabricio Guimaraes; Lamb, Leslie; Del Carpio-O' Donovan, Raquel, E-mail: [McGill University Health Center Montreal General Hospital (Canada)


    Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is a neurological infectious disease caused by the John Cunningham polyoma virus (JCV), an opportunistic agent with worldwide distribution. This disease is frequently seen in immunosuppressed patients and rarely associated with systemic lupus erythematosus. In the central nervous system PML demyelinating lesions occur in the supratentorial compartment. The authors describe a rare case of PML secondary to SLE treatment with atypical presentation restricted to the posterior fossa (author)

  15. Geologic Mapping of the Medusae Fossae Formation on Mars and the Northern Lowland Plains of Venus

    Zimbelman, J. R.


    This report summarizes the status of mapping projects supported by NASA grant NNX07AP42G, through the Planetary Geology and Geophysics (PGG) program. The PGG grant is focused on 1:2M-scale mapping of portions of the Medusae Fossae Formation (MFF) on Mars. Also described below is the current status of two Venus geo-logic maps, generated under an earlier PGG mapping grant.

  16. Geologic Mapping of the Medusae Fossae Formation, Mars, and the Northern Lowland Plains, Venus

    Zimbelman, J. R.


    This report summarizes the status of mapping projects supported by NASA grant NNX07AP42G, through the Planetary Geology and Geophysics (PGG) program. The PGG grant is focused on 1:2M-scale mapping of portions of the Medusae Fossae Formation (MFF) on Mars. Also described below is the current status of two Venus geologic maps, generated under an earlier PGG mapping grant.

  17. The supraclavicular fossa ultrasound view for central venous catheter placement and catheter change over guidewire.

    Kim, Se-Chan; Klebach, Christian; Heinze, Ingo; Hoeft, Andreas; Baumgarten, Georg; Weber, Stefan


    The supraclavicular fossa ultrasound view can be useful for central venous catheter (CVC) placement. Venipuncture of the internal jugular veins (IJV) or subclavian veins is performed with a micro-convex ultrasound probe, using a neonatal abdominal preset with a probe frequency of 10 Mhz at a depth of 10-12 cm. Following insertion of the guidewire into the vein, the probe is shifted to the right supraclavicular fossa to obtain a view of the superior vena cava (SVC), right pulmonary artery and ascending aorta. Under real-time ultrasound view, the guidewire and its J-tip is visualized and pushed forward to the lower SVC. Insertion depth is read from guidewire marks using central venous catheter. CVC is then inserted following skin and venous dilation. The supraclavicular fossa view is most suitable for right IJV CVC insertion. If other insertion sites are chosen the right supraclavicular fossa should be within the sterile field. Scanning of the IJVs, brachiocephalic veins and SVC can reveal significant thrombosis before venipuncture. Misplaced CVCs can be corrected with a change over guidewire technique under real-time ultrasound guidance. In conjunction with a diagnostic lung ultrasound scan, this technique has a potential to replace chest radiograph for confirmation of CVC tip position and exclusion of pneumothorax. Moreover, this view is of advantage in patients with a non-p-wave cardiac rhythm were an intra-cardiac electrocardiography (ECG) is not feasible for CVC tip position confirmation. Limitations of the method are lack of availability of a micro-convex probe and the need for training.

  18. HiRISE views enigmatic deposits in the Sirenum Fossae region of Mars


    HiRISE images together with other recent orbital data from Mars define new characteristics of enigmatic Hesperian-aged deposits in Sirenum Fossae that are mostly 100–200 m thick, drape kilometers of relief, and often display generally low relief surfaces. New characteristics of the deposits, previously mapped as the “Electris deposits,” include local detection of meter-scale beds that show truncating relationships, a generally light-toned nature, and a variably blocky, weakly indurated appear...

  19. Clinical studies of photodynamic therapy for malignant brain tumors: facial nerve palsy after temporal fossa photoillumination

    Muller, Paul J.; Wilson, Brian C.; Lilge, Lothar D.; Varma, Abhay; Bogaards, Arjen; Fullagar, Tim; Fenstermaker, Robert; Selker, Robert; Abrams, Judith


    In two randomized prospective studies of brain tumor PDT more than 180 patients have been accrued. At the Toronto site we recognized two patients who developed a lower motor neuron (LMN) facial paralysis in the week following the PDT treatment. In both cases a temporal lobectomy was undertaken and the residual tumor cavity was photo-illuminated. The surface illuminated included the temporal fossa floor, thus potentially exposing the facial nerve to the effect of PDT. The number of frontal, temporal, parietal, and occipital tumors in this cohort was 39, 24, 12 and 4, respectively. Of the 24 temporal tumors 18 were randomized to Photofrin-PDT. Of these 18 a temporal lobectomy was carried out exposing the middle fossa floor as part of the tumor resection. In two of the 10 patients where the lobectomy was carried out and the fossa floor was exposed to light there occurred a postoperative facial palsy. Both patients recovered facial nerve function in 6 and 12 weeks, respectively. 46 J/cm2 were used in the former and 130 J/cm2 in the latter. We did not encounter a single post-operative LMN facial plasy in the 101 phase 2 patients treated with Photofrin-PDT. Among 688 supratentorial brain tumor operations in the last decade involving all pathologies and all locations no case of early post-operative LMN facial palsy was identified in the absence of PDT. One further patient who had a with post-PDT facial palsy was identified at the Denver site. Although it is possible that these patients had incidental Bell's palsy, we now recommend shielding the temporal fossa floor during PDT.

  20. Primary meningeal melanocytoma of the anterior cranial fossa: a case report and review of the literature


    Abstract Background Primary meningeal melanocytoma is a rare neurological disorder. Although it may occur at the base of the brain, it is extremely rare at the anterior cranial fossa. Case presentation A 27-year-old man presented with headache and diplopia at our department. Fundoscopy showed left optic nerve atrophy and right papilledema consistent with Foster-Kennedy syndrome. Neurological exams were otherwise normal. A left frontal irregular space-occupying lesion was seen on magnetic reso...

  1. Cochlear Implantation through the Middle Fossa Approach: A Review of Related Temporal Bone Studies and Reported Cases.

    Lesser, Juan Carlos Cisneros; Brito Neto, Rubens Vuono de; Martins, Graziela de Souza Queiroz; Bento, Ricardo Ferreira


    Introduction Middle fossa approach has been suggested as an alternative for patients in whom other routes of electrode insertion are contraindicated. Even though there are temporal bone studies about the feasibility of introducing the cochlear implant through the middle fossa, until now, very few studies have described results when cochlear implant surgery is done through this approach. Objective The objective of this study is to review a series of temporal bone studies related to cochlear implantation through the middle fossa and the results obtained by different surgical groups after cochlear implantation through this approach. Data Sources PubMed, MD consult and Ovid-SP databases. Data Synthesis A total of 8 human cadaveric temporal bone studies and 6 studies reporting cochlear implant surgery through the middle fossa approach met the inclusion criteria. Temporal bone studies show that it is feasible to perform cochlear implantation through this route. So far, only two surgical groups have performed cochlear implantation through the middle fossa with a total of 15 implanted patients. One group entered the cochlea in the most upper part of the basal turn, inserting the implant in the direction of the middle and apical turns; meanwhile, the other group inserted the implant in the apical turn directed in a retrograde fashion to the middle and basal turns. Results obtained in both groups were similar. Conclusions The middle fossa approach is a good alternative for cochlear implantation when other routes of electrode insertion are contraindicated.

  2. The use of wavelet filters for reducing noise in posterior fossa Computed Tomography images

    Pita-Machado, Reinado [Centro de Ingeniería Clínica. Guacalote y Circunvalación, Santa Clara 50200 (Cuba); Perez-Diaz, Marlen, E-mail:; Lorenzo-Ginori, Juan V., E-mail:; Bravo-Pino, Rolando, E-mail: [Centro de Estudios de Electrónica y Tecnologías de la Información (CEETI), Universidad Central Marta Abreu de las Villas, Carretera a Camajuaní, km. 5 1/2 Santa Clara 54830 (Cuba)


    Wavelet transform based de-noising like wavelet shrinkage, gives the good results in CT. This procedure affects very little the spatial resolution. Some applications are reconstruction methods, while others are a posteriori de-noising methods. De-noising after reconstruction is very difficult because the noise is non-stationary and has unknown distribution. Therefore, methods which work on the sinogram-space don’t have this problem, because they always work over a known noise distribution at this point. On the other hand, the posterior fossa in a head CT is a very complex region for physicians, because it is commonly affected by artifacts and noise which are not eliminated during the reconstruction procedure. This can leads to some false positive evaluations. The purpose of our present work is to compare different wavelet shrinkage de-noising filters to reduce noise, particularly in images of the posterior fossa within CT scans in the sinogram-space. This work describes an experimental search for the best wavelets, to reduce Poisson noise in Computed Tomography (CT) scans. Results showed that de-noising with wavelet filters improved the quality of posterior fossa region in terms of an increased CNR, without noticeable structural distortions.

  3. Packing of renal fossa: Useful technique for intractable bleeding after open pyelolithotomy surgery

    Mohinder Kumar Malhotra


    Full Text Available There is no documented study to indicate the role of prolonged packing of renal fossa (24 to 48 hours to control bleeding in life threating haemorrhage following open pyelolithotomy without compromise in the renal functions. On the contrary emergency nephrectomy was performed for intractable bleeding during renal stone surgery in peripheral hospitals. Several studies have shown the usefulness of temporary packing to control bleeding in liver injuries and following open heart operations. Packing of the renal fossa with laparotomy pads in unstable patients, and transferring the patient to the surgical intensive care unit (ICU is also described in trauma but not in controlling bleeding after open pyelolithotomy .This study comprises of three such patients whose kidneys were salvaged by a simple procedure of temporary packing of renal fossa for period of 24-48 hours who had developed life threatening haemorrhage after open pyelolithotomy. This technique is simple and worth trying especially for surgeons who are contemplating nephrectomy as prolonged packing has not lead to any compromise in renal functions. The aim of this manuscript is very limited and clear. Packing is not a licence to carry out open pyelolithotomy without proper expertise and local backup or resources. Principles of safe and ethical surgical practice should never be violated as it can lead to medico legal complications.

  4. Miocene-Pliocene mantle depletion event in the northern Fossa Magna, western NE Japan

    Okamura, Satoshi; Inaba, Mitsuru; Adachi, Yoshiko; Shinjo, Ryuichi


    New isotopic and trace element data presented here imply a temporal change in magma sources and thermal conditions beneath the northern Fossa Magna of NE Japan from the Miocene to the Pliocene. Less radiogenic 176Hf/177Hf and 143Nd/144Nd, high Zr/Hf, and little or no Hf anomaly characterize the Early Miocene volcanism in the northern Fossa Magna region. The mantle wedge consisted of chemically heterogeneous mantle source. Based on out isotope proxies, we propose that during the onset of subduction, influx of hot asthenospheric mantle provided sufficient heat to partially melt newly subducting sediment. Geochemical modeling demonstrates that slab-derived melt mixed with mantle wedge produces the observed isotopic and trace elemental characteristics. In the Middle Miocene, the injection of hot and depleted asthenospheric material replaced the mantle beneath the northern Fossa Magna region of NE Japan. This caused the isotopic signature of the rocks to change from enriched to depleted. Then, the mantle wedge was gradually cooled during the Middle Miocene to the Pliocene with back-arc opening ending in the Late Miocene. Slab surface temperatures were still high enough for sediments to melt but not too high (<∼780 °C) to lose zircon as a residual phase. The Late Miocene and Pliocene volcanism at the post stage of the back-arc opening is best explained by a partial melting of subducted metasediment saturated with trace quantities of zircon and rutile.

  5. Analysis of mandibular condylar and glenoid fossa fractures with computed tomography

    Ogura, Ichiro; Sasaki, Yusuke; Kaneda, Takashi [Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo, Department of Radiology, Matsudo, Chiba (Japan)


    The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of glenoid fossa and condylar fractures in patients with mandibular fractures using multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). A prospective study was performed in 227 patients with mandibular fractures who underwent 64-MDCT. Mandibular fractures were classified into four types: median, paramedian, angle and condylar. Statistical analysis of the relationship between prevalence of condylar fractures and mandibular fracture locations was performed using χ{sup 2} test with Fisher's exact test. A P value less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant. The prevalence of condylar fracture was 64.8 % of all patients with mandibular fractures, 66.7 % of median type (P = 0.667), 45.5 % of paramedian type (P = 0.001) and 12.3 % of angle type (P = 0.000), respectively. Furthermore, glenoid fossa fracture was seen in 1.4 % of patients with condylar fractures. The results of the presented study suggest focusing also on incidental findings such as glenoid fossa fractures. (orig.)

  6. Pressure Sore at an Unusual Site- the Bilateral Popliteal Fossa: A Case report

    Kamal Kataria


    Full Text Available Pressure sore is tissue ulceration due to unrelieved pressure, altered sensory perception, and exposure to moisture. Geriatric patients with organic problems and patients with spinal cord injuries are the high-risk groups. Soft tissues over bony prominences are the common sites for ulcer development. About 95% of pressure ulcers occur in the lower part of the body. Ischial tuberosity, greater trochanter, sacrum and heel are common sites. In addition to these, pressure sores at unusual sites like nasal alae, malar eminences, cervical region and medial side of knee have also been described. Only 1.6% of the patients present with sores in areas outside the pelvis and lower extremity. In a paraplegic patient, pressure sores are usually over extensor surface of knee and heel but pressure ulcer over popliteal fossa are extremely rare. We herein report a case of a 36-years-old diabetic and paraplegic male, who presented with multiple bed sores involving the sacral area, heels and bilateral popliteal fossa. Popliteal fossa is an unusual site for pressure sores. Only one similar case has been previously reported in the literature.

  7. Elevated bulk-silica exposures and evidence for multiple aqueous alteration episodes in Nili Fossae, Mars

    Amador, Elena S.; Bandfield, Joshua L.


    The Nili Fossae region of Mars contains some of the most mineralogically diverse bedrock on the planet. Previous studies have established three main stratigraphic units in the region: a phyllosilicate-bearing basement rock, a variably altered olivine-rich basalt, and a capping rock. Here, we present evidence for the localized alteration of the northeast Nili Fossae capping unit, previously considered to be unaltered. Both near-infrared and thermal-infrared spectral datasets were analyzed, including the application of a method for determining the relative abundance of bulk-silica (SiO2) over surfaces using thermal emission imaging system (THEMIS) images. Elevated bulk-silica exposures are present on surfaces previously defined as unaltered capping rock. Given the lack of spectral evidence for phyllosilicate, hydrated silica, or quartz phases coincident with the newly detected exposures-the elevated bulk-silica may have formed under a number of aqueous scenarios, including as a product of the carbonation of the underlying olivine-rich basalt under moderate water: rock scenarios and temperatures. Regardless of formation mechanism, the detection of elevated bulk-silica exposures in the Nili Fossae capping unit extends the history of aqueous activity in the region to include all three of the main stratigraphic units.


    S Rea


    Full Text Available Formaggio di Fossa is an Italian traditional cheese of the Montefeltro area (Emilia Romagna and Marche regions characterized by a particular step of ripening that is carried out into pits (infossamento borne in the sandstone. Since the XIV century, the inhabitants were used to set food, especially cereals and cheese, into pits to preserve them during winter and to protect them from invaders. The aim of the present work is to study physical and chemical features of this product with particular reference to the presence of the most important biogenic amines ( -Phenylethylamine, putrescine, cadaverine, histamine, tyramine, spermine and spermidine, compared with a control cheese fully ripened in factory. Formaggio di Fossa showed higher values of Aw, pH, humidity, proteins, pH 4,6-soluble nitrogen (NCN and water soluble nitrogen (NPN and much lower amounts of fat. Much higher amounts of total biogenic amines were detected in Formaggio di Fossa than in control cheese, where their concentration was very low. Cadaverine, putrescine and tyramine were the most concentrated biogenic amines. Nevertheless, thyramine was present at levels suggested as compatible with GMPs. Histamine was detected at low amounts, far from potentially toxic levels.

  9. Pattern of recurrence in children with midline posterior fossa malignant neoplasms

    Wootton-Gorges, S.L.; Foreman, N.K.; Albano, E.A.; Dertina, D.M.; Nein, P.K.; Shukert, B.; Cesario, K.B.; Gage, S.; Rumack, C.M.; Strain, J.D. [Children' s Hospital, Department of Radiology, Denver, CO (United States)


    Background. Surveillance imaging of the brain and spinal neuraxis in patients with posterior fossa malignant tumors is commonly performed, with the assumption that early detection of tumor recurrence will improve outcome. However, the benefit of this imaging has not been proven. To evaluate the usefulness of spinal surveillance imaging in children with nonmetastatic (at diagnosis, M0) posterior fossa ependymoma and medulloblastoma. Materials and methods. This retrospective study included 65 children (3 months to 16 years, mean 5.7 years) treated between 1985 and 1997 for ependymoma (22) and medulloblastoma (43). Medical records were reviewed for pathology and treatment data. Serial imaging of the head and spine was reviewed for evidence of tumor recurrence. Results. Twenty-four patients (37 %) had tumor recurrence, including 13 with ependymoma and 11 with medulloblastoma. Of the 17/24 recurrent patients initially diagnosed as M0 (6 medulloblastoma and 11 ependymoma), 13 (76 %) had a cranial recurrence only, and 4 (24 %) presented with concomitant cranial and spinal recurrence. No M0 patient presented solely with spinal metastases at recurrence. Conclusion. This study suggests that spinal surveillance imaging in patients with posterior fossa ependymoma or medulloblastoma initially staged as M0 may not be useful, as these patients initially recur intracranially. Thus, until an intracranial recurrence is detected, these patients may be spared the time, expense and sedation risk necessary for spinal imaging. (orig.)

  10. The supraorbital keyhole approach with eyebrow incisions for treating lesionsin the anterior fossa and sellar region

    张懋植; 王磊; 张伟; 齐巍; 王嵘; 韩小弟; 赵继宗


    Background Keyhole surgery has developed since the 1990s as a less invasive therapeutic strategy for intracranial lesions, initially for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms. The purpose of this study was to describe and evaluate the results of surgical treatment of lesions in the anterior fossa and sellar region via a supraorbital keyhole approach using eyebrow incisions. Methods Between April 1994 and July 2003, 54 patients with lesions in the anterior fossa and sellar region were operated on via the supraorbital keyhole approach. The surgical results were studied retrospectively and compared with that of patients with lesions at the same locations but treated via a conventional subfrontal approach.Results No significant difference in curative effect was found between the conventional subfrontal approach and the supraorbital keyhole approach. However, the supraorbital approach required a much smaller skin incision, causing less surgical trauma, while achieving excellent surgical exposure and good recovery.Conclusion The supraorbital keyhole approach using an eyebrow incision is safe, effective, and both suitable and convenient for treating lesions in the anterior fossa and sellar region, with almost no adverse consequences on the facial features of patients.

  11. Management of the stricture of fossa navicularis and pendulous urethral strictures

    Singh, Shrawan K.; Agrawal, Santosh K.; Mavuduru, Ravimohan S.


    Objective: Management of distal anterior urethral stricture is a common problem faced by practicing urologists. Literature on urethral stricture mainly pertains to bulbar urethral stricture and pelvic fracture urethral distraction defect. The present article aims to review the management of the strictures of fossa navicularis and pendulous urethra. Materials and Methods: The literature in English language was searched from the National Library of Medicine database, using the appropriate key words for the period 1985-2010. Out of 475 articles, 115 were selected for the review based on their relevance to the topic. Results: Etiology of stricture is shifting from infective to inflammatory and iatrogenic causes. Stricture of fossa navicularis is most often caused by lichen sclerosus et atrophicus and instrumentation. Direct visual internal urethrotomy is limited to selected cases in the management of pendulous urethral stricture. With experience and identification of various prognostic factors, conservative management by dilatation and internal urethrotomy is being replaced by various reconstructive procedures, using skin flaps and grafts with high success rates. Single-stage urethroplasty is preferred over the 2-stage procedure as the latter disfigures the penis and poses sexual problems temporarily. Conclusions: Flaps or grafts are useful for single-stage reconstruction of fossa navicularis and pendulous urethral strictures. The buccal and lingual mucosa serves as a preferred resource material for providing the inner lining of the urethra. Off-the-shelf materials, such as acellular collagen matrix, are promising. PMID:22022062

  12. Placebo-controlled phase II study of vitamin K3 cream for the treatment of cetuximab-induced rash

    Eriksen, Jesper Grau; Kaalund, Inger; Clemmensen, Ole


    the effect of a vitamin K3 cream on cetuximab-induced rash. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients were included in this double-blinded placebo-controlled trial. Patients receiving cetuximab 500 mg/m(2) every second week plus chemotherapy for metastatic cancer were included. In each patient, vitamin K3 cream...... stained for EGFR and pEGFR. RESULTS: Application of vitamin K3 cream twice daily during treatment with cetuximab did not reduce the number of papulopustular eruptions, and this was independent of the use of systemic tetracycline. No significant changes in the staining of EGFR or pEGFR were observed...... in the skin of the vitamin K3-treated area compared to the placebo area. CONCLUSION: The present data do not support any clinical or immunohistochemical benefit of using vitamin K3 cream for cetuximab-induced rash....

  13. Real-world analysis of the Celgene Global Drug Safety database: early discontinuation of lenalidomide in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes due to non-serious rash

    Weiss L


    Full Text Available Lilia Weiss,1 Dianna Gary,1 Arlene S Swern,2 John Freeman,1 Mary M Sugrue3 1Global Drug Safety, Celgene Corporation, Summit, 2Biometrics, Celgene Corporation, Berkeley Heights, 3Medical Affairs, Celgene Corporation, Summit, NJ, USA Background: Lenalidomide is approved for treating transfusion-dependent anemia due to lower-risk del(5q myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS. In clinical trials, rash was common, although severe rash was infrequent. To examine rash in patients with MDS treated with lenalidomide in the real world, the Celgene Global Drug Safety database was analyzed and compared with clinical trials.Materials and methods: Adverse event reports in the post-marketing setting and in the MDS-003/004 clinical trials were analyzed by action taken with lenalidomide, seriousness/grade, time to onset, and treatment duration.Results: Globally, 16,942 reports representing 36,793 adverse events from the post-marketing setting were submitted to the Global Drug Safety database between December 27, 2005 and June 13, 2013. Most rash adverse events were non-serious (Global Drug Safety database, 91% or grade 1/2 (MDS-003/004 trials, 87%–93%. Unexpectedly, rash, occurring at a median of 9 days after treatment initiation, was the leading cause of permanent discontinuation of lenalidomide. Seventy-two percent of non-serious rash adverse events led to early permanent discontinuation within two cycles, while in the MDS-003/004 pivotal clinical trials, only 2%–3% of rash adverse events led to permanent discontinuation.Conclusion: Non-serious rash was the most common reason for permanent discontinuation of lenalidomide in real-world settings. Managing lenalidomide-related rash using published recommendations might improve treatment duration and optimize patient outcomes. Keywords: adverse events, safety, post-marketing setting 

  14. Etiology of maculopapular rash in measles and rubella suspected patients from Belarus.

    Marina A Yermalovich

    Full Text Available As a result of successful implementation of the measles/rubella elimination program, the etiology of more and more double negative cases remains elusive. The present study determined the role of different viruses as causative agents in measles or rubella suspected cases in Belarus. A total of 856 sera sent to the WHO National Laboratory between 2009 and 2011 were tested for specific IgM antibodies to measles virus (MV, rubella virus (RV and human parvovirus B19 (B19V. The negatives were further investigated for antibodies to enterovirus (EV and adenovirus (AdV. Children of up to 3 years were tested for IgM antibodies to human herpesvirus 6 (HHV6. A viral etiology was identified in 451 (52.7% cases, with 6.1% of the samples being positive for MV; 2.6% for RV; 26.2% for B19V; 9.7% for EV; 4.6% for AdV; and 3.6% for HHV6. Almost all measles and rubella cases occurred during limited outbreaks in 2011 and nearly all patients were at least 15 years old. B19V, EV and AdV infections were prevalent both in children and adults and were found throughout the 3 years. B19V occurred mainly in 3-10 years old children and 20-29 years old adults. EV infection was most common in children up to 6 years of age and AdV was confirmed mainly in 3-6 years old children. HHV6 infection was mostly detected in 6-11 months old infants. Laboratory investigation of measles/rubella suspected cases also for B19V, EV, AdV and HHV6 allows diagnosing more than half of all cases, thus strengthening rash/fever disease surveillance in Belarus.

  15. Itch and skin rash from chocolate during fluoxetine and sertraline treatment: Case report

    Svenson Svante


    Full Text Available Abstract Background The skin contains a system for producing serotonin as well as serotonin receptors. Serotonin can also cause pruritus when injected into the skin. SSRI-drugs increase serotonin concentrations and are known to have pruritus and other dermal side effects. Case presentation A 46-year-old man consulted his doctor due to symptoms of depression. He did not suffer from any allergy but drinking red wine caused vasomotor rhinitis. Antidepressive treatment with fluoxetine 20 mg daily was initiated which was successful. After three weeks of treatment an itching rash appeared. An adverse drug reaction (ADR induced by fluoxetine was suspected and fluoxetine treatment was discontinued. The symptoms disappeared with clemastine and betametasone treatment. Since the depressive symptoms returned sertraline medication was initiated. After approximately two weeks of sertraline treatment he noted an intense itching sensation in his scalp after eating a piece of chocolate cake. The itch spread to the arms, abdomen and legs and the patient treated himself with clemastine and the itch disappeared. He now realised that he had eaten a chocolate cake before this episode and remembered that before the first episode he had had a chocolate mousse dessert. He had never had any reaction from eating chocolate before and therefore reported this observation to his doctor. Conclusions This case report suggests that there may be individuals that are very sensitive to increases in serotonin concentrations. Dermal side reactions to SSRI-drugs in these patients may be due to high activity in the serotonergic system at the dermal and epidermo-dermal junctional area rather than a hypersensitivity to the drug molecule itself.

  16. Etiology of maculopapular rash in measles and rubella suspected patients from Belarus.

    Yermalovich, Marina A; Semeiko, Galina V; Samoilovich, Elena O; Svirchevskaya, Ekaterina Y; Muller, Claude P; Hübschen, Judith M


    As a result of successful implementation of the measles/rubella elimination program, the etiology of more and more double negative cases remains elusive. The present study determined the role of different viruses as causative agents in measles or rubella suspected cases in Belarus. A total of 856 sera sent to the WHO National Laboratory between 2009 and 2011 were tested for specific IgM antibodies to measles virus (MV), rubella virus (RV) and human parvovirus B19 (B19V). The negatives were further investigated for antibodies to enterovirus (EV) and adenovirus (AdV). Children of up to 3 years were tested for IgM antibodies to human herpesvirus 6 (HHV6). A viral etiology was identified in 451 (52.7%) cases, with 6.1% of the samples being positive for MV; 2.6% for RV; 26.2% for B19V; 9.7% for EV; 4.6% for AdV; and 3.6% for HHV6. Almost all measles and rubella cases occurred during limited outbreaks in 2011 and nearly all patients were at least 15 years old. B19V, EV and AdV infections were prevalent both in children and adults and were found throughout the 3 years. B19V occurred mainly in 3-10 years old children and 20-29 years old adults. EV infection was most common in children up to 6 years of age and AdV was confirmed mainly in 3-6 years old children. HHV6 infection was mostly detected in 6-11 months old infants. Laboratory investigation of measles/rubella suspected cases also for B19V, EV, AdV and HHV6 allows diagnosing more than half of all cases, thus strengthening rash/fever disease surveillance in Belarus.

  17. A combined administration of Aragvādādi kaṣāyam and Syrup Talekt induced skin rashes

    Manjunath Ajanal


    Full Text Available It is a common notion among people in India that herbal or Ayurvedic products are safe and do not produce any adverse effect. This is not true since Ayurveda has evaded many adverse effects which occur by combination of herbs. This axiom is potentiated by our report that occurs in the form of skin rashes. A 20-year-old South Indian female of Pittakapha prakṛti (constitution after beginning therapy with Aragvādādi kaṣāyam (ARK (poly-herbal formulation and Syrup Talekt (poly-herbal patent formulation for the treatment of recurrent incidence of abscess. Rash disappeared after stopping the suspected drug and treatment with Vibhîtakî kaṣāyam (decoction of Terminilia bellarica and Śatadhauta ghṛtam . Possible and probable (score 6 were the causality according to WHO-Uppsala Monitoring Centre and Naranjo′s Adverse Drug Reaction Probability Scale and grouped under type-B reaction. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of skin rashes which seen after administration of ARK and Syrup Talekt. This report highlights the need of implementation of pharmacovigilance center in the hospital level and additional research in the field of skin toxicity of ARK and Syrup Talekt.

  18. Rare Red Rashes: A Case Report of Levetiracetam-Induced Cutaneous Reaction and Review of the Literature.

    Jones, Ryan T; Evans, William; Mersfelder, Tracey L; Kavanaugh, Kevin


    Cutaneous reactions secondary to medications are rare but can be serious events resulting in morbidity and mortality and can be caused by anticonvulsant medications. Levetiracetam has been considered relatively safe compared with other antiepileptics with regard to skin eruptions. We report a case of a cutaneous reaction secondary to levetiracetam. A 64-year-old man presented to the hospital with an altered mental status and aphasia. Imaging revealed a left basal ganglia mass. A biopsy of the lesion was obtained, and levetiracetam was started at 500 mg intravenously twice a day for seizure prophylaxis. After 13 doses, the patient developed a diffuse, erythematous, warm, blanching, morbilliform rash. Levetiracetam was discontinued, and methylprednisolone was started. After 4 days, the rash dissipated. Levetiracetam is an antiepileptic medication that has an unknown mechanism of action. To date, there are only 4 cases reported involving skin reactions from levetiracetam. Two of the cases were classified as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: 1 as toxic epidermal necrolysis and 1 as erythema multiforme. Our case was classified as a morbilliform rash. A Naranjo score of 7 suggested a probable cause for a levetiracetam-induced skin reaction. Antiepileptic medications are used in certain cases to prevent seizures in patients with central nervous system tumors. Although levetiracetam seems to have fewer side effects than the traditional antiepileptic medications, it is important for the healthcare provider to continuously evaluate the need for all medications and discontinue unneeded ones to help avoid potential medication adverse effects.

  19. Avian cerebellar floccular fossa size is not a proxy for flying ability in birds.

    Stig A Walsh

    Full Text Available Extinct animal behavior has often been inferred from qualitative assessments of relative brain region size in fossil endocranial casts. For instance, flight capability in pterosaurs and early birds has been inferred from the relative size of the cerebellar flocculus, which in life protrudes from the lateral surface of the cerebellum. A primary role of the flocculus is to integrate sensory information about head rotation and translation to stabilize visual gaze via the vestibulo-occular reflex (VOR. Because gaze stabilization is a critical aspect of flight, some authors have suggested that the flocculus is enlarged in flying species. Whether this can be further extended to a floccular expansion in highly maneuverable flying species or floccular reduction in flightless species is unknown. Here, we used micro computed-tomography to reconstruct "virtual" endocranial casts of 60 extant bird species, to extract the same level of anatomical information offered by fossils. Volumes of the floccular fossa and entire brain cavity were measured and these values correlated with four indices of flying behavior. Although a weak positive relationship was found between floccular fossa size and brachial index, no significant relationship was found between floccular fossa size and any other flight mode classification. These findings could be the result of the bony endocranium inaccurately reflecting the size of the neural flocculus, but might also reflect the importance of the flocculus for all modes of locomotion in birds. We therefore conclude that the relative size of the flocculus of endocranial casts is an unreliable predictor of locomotor behavior in extinct birds, and probably also pterosaurs and non-avian dinosaurs.

  20. Congenital piriform fossa sinus tract presenting as an asymptomatic neck mass in an infant

    Bloom, David A. [Department of Pediatric Imaging, Children' s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 3901 Beaubien Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48201 (United States); Adler, Brent H. [Department of Radiology, Children' s Radiological Institute, Columbus Children' s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio (United States); Forsythe, Robert C. [Department of Pediatrics, Columbus Children' s Hospital, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio (United States); Mutabagani, Khaled; Teich, Steven [Department of Surgery, Columbus Children' s Hospital, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio (United States)


    A 5-month-old girl with an asymptomatic left-sided neck mass was demonstrated by ultrasound and upper gastrointestinal series (UGI), and confirmed at surgery, to have a congenital piriform fossa sinus tract (CPFST) that communicated with an intrathyroidal cyst. To demonstrate a case of CPFST presenting as an asymptomatic neck mass. Nearly all cases of CPFST present with infection or pain, making this case unique. Case report and review of the literature. CPFST with an associated cyst should be added to the differential diagnosis of asymptomatic cystic neck masses in infants, especially if the cyst is intrathyroidal by ultrasound. (orig.)

  1. Slit-like jugular foramen due to abnormal bone growth at jugular fossa

    Budhiraja V


    Full Text Available An abnormal unilateral blockage of the jugular foramen by a bone growth converting it into a slit was noted in a skull during osteology demonstration classes for medical undergraduates. The left jugular foramen was narrowed by a thick bony projection filling the jugular fossa. This kind of narrowing of the foramen might results in neurovascular symptoms as it transmits important cranial nerves and internal jugular vein. Injury of ninth, tenth and eleventh cranial nerves can occur due to narrowing of jugular foramen know as Vernet’s syndrome is discussed along with case.

  2. ModFossa: A library for modeling ion channels using Python.

    Ferneyhough, Gareth B; Thibealut, Corey M; Dascalu, Sergiu M; Harris, Frederick C


    The creation and simulation of ion channel models using continuous-time Markov processes is a powerful and well-used tool in the field of electrophysiology and ion channel research. While several software packages exist for the purpose of ion channel modeling, most are GUI based, and none are available as a Python library. In an attempt to provide an easy-to-use, yet powerful Markov model-based ion channel simulator, we have developed ModFossa, a Python library supporting easy model creation and stimulus definition, complete with a fast numerical solver, and attractive vector graphics plotting.

  3. Neurenteric cyst of the anterior cranial fossa: case report and literature review.

    Little, Mark W; Guilfoyle, Mathew R; Bulters, Diederik O; Scoffings, Daniel J; O'Donovan, Dominic G; Kirkpatrick, Peter J


    Intracranial neurenteric cysts are rare congenital lesions that typically occur in the posterior fossa. We report a case of a 70-year-old gentleman presenting with gait disturbance, found to have a neurenteric cyst primarily arising from and expanding the sella turcica. A review of the literature revealed 27 reports of supratentorial neurenteric cysts. Clinical presentation, radiological characteristics, treatment, prognosis and embryological origin are discussed. Intracranial neurenteric cysts should be included in the differential with any well-demarcated cystic lesion without enhancement on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Complete surgical excision is the treatment of choice, with good prognosis.

  4. Cisticercose do quarto ventrículo simulando neoplasia da fossa posterior a cintilografia cerebral: relato de um caso

    Sydney F. de Morais-Rego


    Full Text Available É relatado o caso de uma criança de 12 anos de idade apresentando quadro de hipertensão endocraniana e síndrome cerebelar, cujos exames neurológico e neuroradiológicos foram sugestivos de neoplasia de fossa posterior. A cintilografia cerebral mostrou um quadro compatível com a existência de tumor da fossa posterior, da linha mediana, mais provavelmente meduloblastoma ou astrocitoma. Pela intervenção cirúrgica foi verificado tratar-se de cisticercose, sendo removido um cisto do 4ºventrícuio. Os autores sugerem que em áreas geográficas com alta prevalência de neurocisticercose na população infantil a hipótese da forma pseudotumoral seja lembrada, quando da tentativa de caracterização do tipo de lesão da fossa posterior, detectada pela cintilografia cerebral.

  5. Pseudomembranous colitis in a patient with lamotrigine-induced drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome

    Manuel Soria Orozco


    Full Text Available DRESS syndrome (Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms is a hypersensitivity reaction with rash, fever and multiorgan dysfunction potentially lethal in up to 10% of cases. It often affects liver function, but it can also affect kidney, lungs, and heart. Severe gastrointestinal involvement is rare. We present a case of a 31-year-old hispanic woman with pseudomembranous colitis associated with lamotrigine-induced DRESS syndrome. To the best of our knowledge, this is the fourth reported case of severe involvement of the gastrointestinal tract and the first to report pseudomembranous colitis in the setting of DRESS syndrome.

  6. Neisseria lactamica Causing a Lung Cavity and Skin Rash in a Renal Transplant Patient: First Report from India

    Khalid Hamid Changal


    Full Text Available Neisseria lactamica, a commensal, has been very rarely reported to cause diseases in immunocompromised hosts. In medical literature, there is only one report of a cavitatory lung lesion caused by it. The patient was a kidney transplant recipient. Neisseria lactamica was found to be the cause of his pulmonary cavity and a desquamating rash on feet. With the rapidly spreading medical advance, more and more patients are getting organ transplants, so the population of immunocompromised people is on the rise. We expect more sinister and less expected organisms to cause diseases in patients who have organ transplants.

  7. The complex arrangement of an "aorto-jejunal paraduodenal" fossa, as revealed by dissection of human posterior parietal peritoneum.

    Barberini, Fabrizio; Zani, Augusto; Ripani, Maurizio; Di Nitto, Valentina; Brunone, Francesca


    Peritoneal fossae derive from normal or anomalous coalescence of the peritoneum during fetal development, or from the course of retroperitoneal vessels. Clinically, internal abdominal hernias may be housed inside these fossae. In this report from an autopsy, a singular peritoneal fossa was delimited superiorly by an arcuate serous fold, raised up by the inferior mesenteric vein, and infero-posteriorly by two (right and left) avascular folds, extending from the abdominal aorta to the jejunum. The right fold reached the duodeno-jejunal flexure, which was located on the right side of the aorta. The left fold subdivided into two, anterior and posterior, secondary folds. The anterior fold reached the superior edge of the first jejunal loop, and the posterior fold turned medially to connect with the inferior edge of the proximal limb of the same loop. This fossa consisted of three recesses: superior, Located behind the subserous vascular arch, antero-inferior and postero-inferior, separated by interposition of the left posterior secondary fold, between the jejunum and aorta. The complex arrangement of this fossa suggests that it might have originated from a coalescence arising beyond the duodeno-jejunal flexure and including the first jejunal loop, and from the subserous course of the inferior mesenteric vein. Because of displacement to the right of the flexure, processes of coalescence in a location normally occupied by the ascending duodenum might have occurred in a similar pattern for the jejunum, involving the mesoduodenum and the proximal part of the mesentery. Labyrinthine fossae like this might cause strangulation of internal abdominal hernias and hinder intraoperative maneuvers.

  8. [Acute epidural hematoma of the posterior fossa in a case of von Willebrand's disease].

    Takenaka, N; Mine, T; Ikeda, E; Iwai, H; Kusano, S


    A rare case of acute epidural hematoma of the posterior fossa associated with von Willebrand's disease is reported. A 9-year-old boy fell down and hit his occipital region against a floor. Soon after he came home and slept, but three hours later he began to vomit and became drowsiness. He visited our hospital and his Glasgow Coma Scale showed 13 points. CT scan on admission showed acute epidural hematoma of left posterior fossa and contusional hematoma in the right temporal lobe. The bleeding time was over 18 minutes. He had been suspected to be suffering from von Willebrand's disease two years ago. Then fresh blood, fresh frozen plasma and anti-hemophilic globulin were prepared. Ten hours after injury, the operation was begun. Fresh epidural hematoma existed as a clot beyond transverse sinus. During the procedure of dural tenting suture, diffuse bleeding from bone, muscle, subcutaneous tissue and dura occurred and it was difficult to stop the bleeding. By using fresh blood and anti-hemophilic globulin, the bleeding was controlled, and then the operation was achieved. In the postoperative course a new epidural hematoma was found in the left temporal region and a new but asymptomatic retinal hemorrhage was found in his right eye. He was discharged without any neurological deficits 25 days after operation.

  9. Pathology, treatment and management of posterior fossa brain tumors in childhood

    Bonner, K.; Siegel, K.R.


    Brain tumors are the second most common childhood malignancy. Between 1975 and 1985, 462 newly diagnosed patients were treated at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 207 (45%) tumors arose in the posterior fossa and 255 (55%) appeared supratentorially. A wide variety of histological subtypes were seen, each requiring tumor-specific treatment approaches. These included primitive neuroectodermal tumor (n = 86, 19%), astrocytoma (n = 135, 30%), brainstem glioma (n = 47, 10%), anaplastic astrocytoma (n = 32, 7%), and ependymoma (n = 30, 6%). Because of advances in diagnostic abilities, surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy, between 60% and 70% of these patients are alive today. Diagnostic tools such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging allow for better perioperative management and follow-up, while the operating microscope, CO/sub 2/ laser, cavitron ultrasonic aspirator and neurosurgical microinstrumentation allow for more extensive and safer surgery. Disease specific treatment protocols, utilizing radiotherapy and adjuvant chemotherapy, have made survival common in tumors such as medulloblastoma. As survival rates increase, cognitive, endocrinologic and psychologic sequelae become increasingly important. The optimal management of children with brain tumors demands a multidisciplinary approach, best facilitated by a neuro-oncology team composed of multiple subspecialists. This article addresses incidence, classification and histology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, pre-, intra- and postoperative management, long-term effects and the team approach in posterior fossa tumors in childhood. Management of specific tumor types is included as well. 57 references.

  10. Assessment of condyle and glenoid fossa morphology using CBCT in South-East Asians.

    May Al-koshab

    Full Text Available Proper imaging allows practitioners to evaluate an asymptomatic tempormandibular joint (TMJ for potential degenerative changes prior to surgical and orthodontic treatment. The recently developed cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT allows measurement of TMJ bony structures with high accuracy. A study was undertaken to determine the morphology, and its variations, of the mandibular condyle and glenoid fossa among Malay and Chinese Malaysians.CBCT was used to assess 200 joints in 100 subjects (mean age, 30.5 years. i-CAT CBCT software and The Mimics 16.0 software were employed to measure the volume, metrical size, position of each condyle sample and the thickness of the roof of the glenoid fossa (RGF.No significant gender differences were noted in thickness of the RGF and condylar length; however condylar volume, width, height and the joint spaces were significantly greater among males. With regards to comparison of both TMJs, the means of condylar volume, width and length of the right TMJ were significantly higher, while the means of the left condylar height and thickness of RGF were higher. When comparing the condylar measurements and the thickness of RGF between the two ethnic groups, we found no significant difference for all measurements with exception of condylar height, which is higher among Chinese.The similarity in measurements for Malays and Chinese may be due to their common origin. This information can be clinically useful in establishing the diagnostic criteria for condylar volume, metrical size, and position in the Malaysian East Asians population.

  11. Posterior fossa abnormalities in high-risk term infants: comparison of ultrasound and MRI

    Steggerda, S.J.; Smits-Wintjens, V.E.H.J.; Verbon, P.; Walther, F.J. [Leiden University Medical Centre, Department of Neonatology, Leiden (Netherlands); Bruine, F.T. de [Leiden University Medical Centre, Department of Radiology, Leiden (Netherlands); Wezel-Meijler, G. van [Leiden University Medical Centre, Department of Radiology, Leiden (Netherlands); Isala Hospital, Department of Neonatology, Zwolle (Netherlands)


    We aimed to assess the characteristics of posterior fossa (PF) abnormalities in a cohort of high-risk term neonates, as well as the diagnostic performance of cranial ultrasound (CUS) with additional mastoid fontanelle (MF) views for the detection of these abnormalities, with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) being the reference standard. In this retrospective study, 113 term neonates with CUS and subsequent MRI were included. Sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values of routine CUS and CUS with MF views were calculated. Posterior fossa abnormalities were diagnosed on CUS in 46 of 113 infants. MRI confirmed these findings in 43 and showed additional abnormalities in 32 infants. The sensitivity and specificity of anterior fontanelle views for major PF abnormalities as seen on MRI were 16 % and 99 %. Adding MF views increased the sensitivity of US to 82 %. The sensitivity and specificity of MF views for the detection of any (major or minor) PF abnormality were 57 % and 95 %. Especially acute hypoxic-ischemic injury and small subdural and punctate cerebellar haemorrhage remained undetected by CUS. PF abnormalities are frequent in high-risk term infants. MF-CUS enables early diagnosis of major PF abnormalities. We therefore advocate to perform MF-CUS in high-risk term neonates. (orig.)

  12. Right iliac fossa abscess as first manifestation of perforated adenocarcinoma of sigmoid: a rare case report

    Mohammad Hossein Hajisadeghizadeh; Hamid Reza Soltani. G; Seyed Mohammad Reza Mortazavizadeh; Fatemeh Akhiri A


    Colorectal cancer usually present with known symptoms while there are less common manifestation including abscess formation which can be intra or extra peritoneal. A 60-year-old Caucasian male with a history of RLQ abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and anorexia from 15 days ago referred to surgery ward. Ultrasound showed a hypoachoic lesion with diameters 50 mm × 70 mm in RLQ of abdomen and a round echogenic area in right lobe of liver with diameter 15 mm. The findings were revealed an abscess located in right iliac fossa then local drainage of abscess was performed. Four days later the patient was re-admitted because of severe abdominal distention and lack of bowel movement. Laparoscopy was performed before proceeding with further examinations, due to the poor general condition of the patient. The sigmoid was adherent into the abdominal wall and mild intestinal loop distention and apple-core view was observed during operation. Can-cer of sigmoid complicated by a right iliac fossa abscess was diagnosed and Hartman colestomy was undertaken. At the last follow-up examination 3 months after operation, the patient was in good health with no clinical evidence of recurrence.

  13. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging findings in Schistosomiasis mansoni: expanded gallbladder fossa and fatty hilum signs

    Luciana Cristina dos Santos Silva


    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: There is no study relating magnetic resonance imaging (MRI to ultrasound (US findings in patients with Schistosomiasis mansoni. Our aim was to describe MRI findings inpatients with schistosomal liver disease identified by US. METHODS: Fifty-four patients (mean age 41.6±13.5years from an area endemic for Schistosomiasis mansoni were selected for this study.All had US indicating liver schistosomal fibrosis and were evaluated with MRI performed witha 1.5-T superconducting magnet unit (Sigma. RESULTS: Forty-seven (87% of the 54 patientsshowing signs of periportal fibrosis identified through US investigation had confirmed diagnosesby MRI. In the seven discordant cases (13%, MRI revealed fat tissue filling in the hilar periportalspace where US indicated isolated thickening around the main portal vein at its point of entryto the liver. We named this the fatty hilum sign. One of the 47 patients with MRI evidence ofperiportal fibrosis had had his gallbladder removed previously. Thirty-five (76.1% of the other46 patients had an expanded gallbladder fossa filled with fat tissue, whereas MRI of the remainingeleven showed pericholecystic signs of fibrosis. CONCLUSIONS: Echogenic thickening of thegallbladder wall and of the main portal vein wall heretofore attributed to fibrosis were frequentlyidentified as fat tissue in MRI. However, the gallbladder wall thickening shown in US (expandedgallbladder fossa in MRI is probably secondary to combined hepatic morphologic changes inschistosomiasis, representing severe liver involvement.

  14. Primary meningeal melanocytoma of the anterior cranial fossa: a case report and review of the literature

    Lin Bowen


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Primary meningeal melanocytoma is a rare neurological disorder. Although it may occur at the base of the brain, it is extremely rare at the anterior cranial fossa. Case presentation A 27-year-old man presented with headache and diplopia at our department. Fundoscopy showed left optic nerve atrophy and right papilledema consistent with Foster-Kennedy syndrome. Neurological exams were otherwise normal. A left frontal irregular space-occupying lesion was seen on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI, and enhancement was shown on contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT scan. CT angiography (CTA revealed vascular compression around the lesion. Prior to surgery, meningioma was diagnosed and gross tumor removal was performed. On postoperative pathohistological exam, the tumor proved to be a meningeal melanocytoma, WHO grade I. No skin melanoma was found. After surgery, the patient received radiation therapy. No tumor was seen on follow-up MR images six months after surgery. The patient was well after two and a half years, and there was no tumor recurrence on the follow-up CT. Conclusions This case of primary meningeal melanocytoma located at the anterior cranial fossa is very rare. Although primary meningeal melanocytoma is benign, it may behave aggressively. Complete surgical resection is curative for most cases. Radiation therapy is important to prevent relapse of the tumor, especially in cases of incomplete surgical resection.

  15. Intramedullary femoral nailing through the trochanteric fossa versus greater trochanter tip : a randomized controlled study with in-depth functional outcome results

    Moein, C. M. Ansari; ten Duis, H. J.; Oey, P. L.; de Kort, G. A. P.; van der Meulen, W.; van der Werken, Chr


    In a level 1 university trauma center, an explorative randomized controlled study was performed to compare soft tissue damage and functional outcome after antegrade femoral nailing through a trochanteric fossa (also known as piriform fossa) entry point to a greater trochanter entry point in patients

  16. Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) probably induced by cefotaxime: a report of two cases.

    Aouam, Karim; Chaabane, Amel; Toumi, Adnen; Ben Fredj, Nadia; Ben Romdhane, Foued; Boughattas, Naceur A; Chakroun, Mohamed


    We report two cases, one of a 52-year-old man and one of a 32-year-old man, who were treated with cefotaxime. On day 23 and day 28 of the treatment, respectively, the patients manifested clinically with fever, pruriginous skin rash, and facial edema. Blood tests showed marked eosinophilia and atypical lymphocytosis for both patients, and hepatic cytolysis only in the second patient. Cefotaxime was discontinued in both patients; the clinico-biological picture improved gradually and completely disappeared approximately 4 weeks later. Six weeks after complete recovery, both patients underwent intradermal testing which was positive to cefotaxime (2 mg/ml) at the 48-hour reading and negative to benzylpenicillin, amoxicillin, and cefazolin at the 20-minute and 48-hour readings. These clinical pictures suggest drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) induced by cefotaxime. To the best of our knowledge, only one case of cefotaxime-induced DRESS has been reported in the medical literature. Thus, we add two new cases of cefotaxime-induced DRESS and emphasize the usefulness and safety of intradermal testing in establishing the diagnosis.

  17. Technical review of target volume delineation on the posterior fossa tumor: an optimal head and neck position

    Yoon, Sang Min; Lee, Sang Wook; Ahn, Seung Do; Kim, Jong Hoon; Yi, Byong Yong; Ra, Young Shin; Ghim, Thad; Choi, Eun Kyung [College of Medicine, Ulsan Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of)


    To explore a 3D conformal radiotherapy technique for a posterior fossa boost, and the potential advantages of a prone position for such radiotherapy, A CT simulator and 3D conformal radiotherapy planning system was used for the posterior fossa boost treatment of a 13-year-old medulloblastoma patient. He was placed in the prone position and immobilized with an aquaplast mask and immobilization mold. CT scans were obtained of the brain from the top of the skull to the lower neck, with IV contrast enhancement. The target volume and normal structures were delineated on each slice, with treatment planning performed using non-coplanar conformal beams. The CT scans, and treatment in the prone position, were performed successfully. In the prone position, the definition of the target volume was made easier due to the well enhanced tentorium. In addition, the posterior fossa was located anteriorly, and with the greater choice of beam arrangements, more accurate treatment planning was possible as the primary beams were not obstructed by the treatment table. A posterior fossa boost, in the prone position, is feasible in cooperating patients, but further evaluation is needed to define the optimal and most comfortable treatment positions.

  18. Soft tissue injury related to choice of entry point in antegrade femoral nailing : piriform fossa or greater trochanter tip

    Moein, CMA; Verhofstad, MHJ; Bleys, RLAW; van der Werken, C


    Intramedullary nailing through the piriform fossa results in some cases in toss of abduction strength and persistent pain. Nail insertion at the tip of the greater trochanter may be favourable. The aim of this study was to assess (possible) iatrogenic injury to the abductor and external rotator musc

  19. Soft tissue injury related to choice of entry point in antegrade femoral nailing: piriform fossa or greater trochanter tip

    Moein, C.M.A.; Verhofstad, M.H.J.; Bleys, R.L.A.W.; van der Werken, C.


    Intramedullary nailing through the piriform fossa results in some cases in toss of abduction strength and persistent pain. Nail insertion at the tip of the greater trochanter may be favourable. The aim of this study was to assess (possible) iatrogenic injury to the abductor and external rotator musc

  20. Role of Cerebellum in Fine Speech Control in Childhood: Persistent Dysarthria after Surgical Treatment for Posterior Fossa Tumour

    Morgan, A. T.; Liegeois, F.; Liederkerke, C.; Vogel, A. P.; Hayward, R.; Harkness, W.; Chong, K.; Vargha-Khadem, F.


    Dysarthria following surgical resection of childhood posterior fossa tumour (PFT) is most commonly documented in a select group of participants with mutism in the acute recovery phase, thus limiting knowledge of post-operative prognosis for this population of children as a whole. Here we report on the speech characteristics of 13 cases seen…

  1. Relationships Between the Medusae Fossae Formation (MFF), Fluvial Channels, and the Dichotomy Boundary Southeast of Nicholson Crater, Mars

    Bradley, B. A.; Sakimoto, S. E. H.


    We use Mars Global Surveyor's Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) and Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) data to investigate the Medusae Fossae Formation (MFF) and its relationship to fluvial channels southeast of Nicholson Crater. In this area the MFF shows small-scale layering and is draped over Labou Vallis. Additional information is contained in the original extended abstract.

  2. The Microscopic Surgical Treatment for Tumor of Posterior Cranial Fossa in Children

    Duo Chen; Xiangtai Wei; Qiang Yin; Junhong Guan; Weiran Pan; Chenglin Wang; Yunhui Liu


    OBIECTIVE To analyze and discuss about the clinical characteristics,pathological types,surgical modalities and techniques,and postoperative complications in children with tumor of posterior cranial fossa.METHODS Retrospective study was conducted on 102 cases of pediatric tumor of posterior cranial fossa,admitted and treated in our hospital during the period of January 1996 to January 2007.All patients underwent microscopic surgical treatment.Fiftyeight were male and 44 cases were female.The age ranged from 9months to 14 years old,with an average of 6.1±0.5 of age.Cranial CT or MRI examination was conducted before and after the surgery on all patients.RESULTS The primary manifestations for this group of patients were increased intracranial pressure and/or ataxia.Postoperative pathological diagnoses showed:46 cases of medulloblastoma,43cases of astrocytoma,11 cases of ependymoma(including 1 case of degenerative ependymoma),1 case of dermoid cvst,and 1 case of teratoma.In this group of the patients,radical surgery was used in 68 cases and subtotal surgical removal used in 31 cases,while surgical removal of large Section was performed on 3 cases.There were no deaths from surgery reported.Ninety-one cases showed significant symptomatic improvement when compared with preoperative conditions,while 11 cases showed either no improvement or more severely affected afterward.For 6 cases,postoperative ventriculoperitoneal shunt was performed within 7 days to 2 months after the surgery.Sixty-three patients gained follow-up for 3 to 60 months in duration.Thirty-nine patients regained normal life and were able to learn well,while there were 7 patients who could not live normally on their own.During the follow-up period,there were 17 cases of recurrence and 7 cases of death.In 23 cases of medulloblastoma in children with age of 3 Years old or above,2 cases who underwent surgical removal of intracranial ependymoma received small dosage of postoperative X-ray radiotherapy on the the

  3. Giant posterior fossa arachnoid cyst causing tonsillar herniation and cervical syringomyelia

    Vijay P Joshi


    Full Text Available Acquired cerebellar tonsillar herniation and syringomyelia associated with posterior fossa mass lesions is an exception rather than the rule. In the present article, we describe the neuroimaging findings in a case of 28-year-old female patient presented with a history of paraesthesia involving right upper limb of 8-month duration. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a giant retrocerebellar arachnoid causing tonsillar herniation with cervical syringomyelia. The findings in the present case supports that the one of the primary mechanism for the development of syringomyelia may be the obstruction to the flow of cerebrospinal fluid causing alterations in the passage of extracellular fluid in the spinal cord and leading to syringomyelia.

  4. Frontal sinus mucocele with intracranial extension associated with osteoma in the anterior cranial fossa.

    Sakamoto, Hiroki; Tanaka, Toshihide; Kato, Naoki; Arai, Takao; Hasegawa, Yuzuru; Abe, Toshiaki


    A 70-year-old man presented with a rare case of paranasal osteoma with secondary mucocele extending intracranially, manifesting as a generalized convulsion. Computed tomography showed a large calcified tumor adjacent to the cystic mass in the left frontal lobe. He underwent left frontal craniotomy, and the cystic lesion was totally removed. Histological examination confirmed the diagnosis of osteoma and mucocele. The giant paranasal sinus osteoma prevented growth of the mucocele into orbital recess and extension into the orbital space and paranasal sinus. The mucocele disrupted the dura in the anterior cranial fossa, resulting in a giant cystic intracranial lesion. Frontal osteoplastic craniotomy was effective for exposing both lesions and plastic repair of the dural perforation to prevent cerebrospinal fluid leakage and secondary infection.

  5. Displacement of the glenoid fossa: a cephalometric evaluation of growth during treatment.

    Agronin, K J; Kokich, V G


    Pretreatment and posttreatment lateral cephalograms of 175 orthodontically treated patients were evaluated to determine the change in position of articulare. The sample was arbitrarily subdivided according to the direction of facial growth during treatment (vertical, V; horizontal, H; intermediate, H/V) measured at pogonion. The cephalograms were superimposed on anterior cranial base and a Cartesian coordinate system was devised to measure changes in the position of articulare over time. The results clearly show that articulare is displaced posteriorly and inferiorly during craniofacial development with treatment. Significant differences in the amount of displacement were noted between groups. Patients with vertical growth patterns showed significantly greater posterior displacement of articulare than patients with horizontal growth patterns. Because articulare represents the point of intersection of the temporal bone and the neck of the condyle, this investigation suggests that the temporal bone and glenoid fossa are displaced posteriorly during facial development with treatment and that the amount of displacement can affect mandibular position.

  6. Cine-magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of communication between middle cranial fossa arachnoid cysts and cisterns.

    Eguchi, T; Taoka, T; Nikaido, Y; Shiomi, K; Fujimoto, T; Otsuka, H; Takeuchi, H


    Cine-magnetic resonance (MR) imaging examinations were performed in 10 patients with middle cranial fossa arachnoid cysts to evaluate communication between the cysts and the normal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) space. Eight of 10 patients were evaluated by time of flight cine-MR imaging, and two by phase contrast cine-MR imaging. Two patients underwent membranectomy of the cysts, and were evaluated both pre- and postoperatively. Computed tomography cisternography was used to confirm communication between the cysts and the surrounding cisterns. Pulsatile fluid motion within the cysts was present in all patients. However, marked fluid motion and jet flow between the cysts and the surrounding cisterns were only observed in communicating cysts. In the two patients who underwent membranectomy, postoperative examination found greater fluid motion and jet flow not previously present. Cine-MR imaging demonstration of marked pulsatile fluid motion accompanied by jet flow suggests that a cyst communicates with the normal CSF space.

  7. Estudo da anatomia endoscópica da fossa lacrimal guiado por transiluminacão Transillumination-guided study of the endoscopic anatomy of the lacrimal fossa

    Luiz Artur Costa Ricardo


    Full Text Available A dacriocistorrinostomia é o tratamento de escolha para a obstrução do aparelho lacrimal. No final do século passado, o desenvolvimento da instrumentação endoscópica em cirurgia nasossinusal tornou viável sua realização por via endonasal. Entretanto, variações anatômicas tornam difícil a reprodutibilidade de uma técnica de abordagem endonasal. OBJETIVO: Estudar a anatomia endoscópica da fossa lacrimal através da transiluminação do canalículo comum. FORMA DE ESTUDO: Experimental. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Foram dissecadas 40 vias lacrimais de 20 cadáveres humanos, constando três etapas: 1 - identificação e dilatação do canalículo lacrimal. 2 - introdução do feixe de fibra óptica; 3 - dissecção endoscópica do saco lacrimal, descrevendo sua posição. RESULTADOS: A posição mais frequente do saco lacrimal foi entre a borda livre do corneto médio e sua inserção e imediatamente abaixo desta. A linha maxilar foi visualizada em 95% dos casos. A septoplastia foi necessária em 12,5%, uncifectomia em 35% e turbinectomia média em 7,5%. CONCLUSÃO: embora o saco lacrimal tenha mostrado uma localização mais frequente, sua posição variou consideravelmente. A transiluminação do canalículo comum mostrou-se útil, resolvendo o problema da variabilidade anatômica.Dacryocystorhinostomy is the treatment of choice for the obstruction of the lachrymal apparatus. At the end of last century, the development of the endoscopic instruments for nasosinusal surgery has made it possible to do it through the endoscopic pathway. Nonetheless, anatomical variations make it difficult to have reproducibility endonasaly. AIM: study the endoscopic anatomy of the lachrymal fossa through transillumination of the common canaliculus. STUDY DESIGN: experimental. MATERIALS AND METHODS: we dissected 40 lachrymal pathways from 20 human cadavers, in three stages: 1. identification and dilation of the lachrymal canaliculus. 2 - Optic fiber beam

  8. Comments on Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed's "A critical perspective on second-order empathy in understanding psychopathology: phenomenology and ethics".

    Schlimme, Jann E; Wiggins, Osborne P; Schwartz, Michael A


    Understanding the mental life of persons with psychosis/schizophrenia has been the crucial challenge of psychiatry since its origins, both for scientific models as well as for every therapeutic encounter between persons with and without psychosis/schizophrenia. Nonetheless, a preliminary understanding is always the first step of phenomenological as well as other qualitative research methods addressing persons with psychotic experiences in their life-world. In contrast to Rashed's assertions, in order to achieve such understanding, phenomenological psychopathologists need not necessarily adopt the transcendental-phenomenological attitude, which, however, is often required if performing phenomenological philosophy. Additionally, in the course of these (non-philosophical) scientific endeavors, differences between persons with psychosis/schizophrenia and so-called normal people seem to have a methodological function and value driving the scientist in her enterprise. Yet, these differences do not extend to ethical dimensions, and therefore, do not by any means touch ethical equality.

  9. Erlotinib dosing-to-rash: A phase II intrapatient dose escalation and pharmacologic study of erlotinib in previously treated advanced non-small cell lung cancer

    A. mita (Alain); K. Papadopoulos (K.); M.J.A. de Jonge (Maja); G. Schwartz (G.); J. Verweij (Jaap); A. Ricart (A.); Q.S.C. Chu (Q. S C); A.W. Tolcher (A. W.); L. Wood (Lori); S.W. McCarthy (Stanley); M. Hamilton; K.K. Iwata (Kenneth); B. Wacker; K. de Witte (Karel); E.K. Rowinsky (Eric Keith)


    textabstractBackground: To evaluate the anticancer activity of erlotinib in patients with previously treated, advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose dose is increased to that associated with a maximal level of tolerable skin toxicity (i.e., target rash (TR)); to characterise the pharmacok

  10. Curative analysis of different surgical treatments for non-solid hemangioblastoma in posterior cranial fossa

    Yu-xiang MA


    Full Text Available Objective  The article analyzed the curative effect of different surgical treatments for non-solid hemangioblastoma in posterior cranial fossa to explore reasonable operation method.  Methods  Clinical data of 61 patients with non-solid hemangioblastoma who underwent surgeries in Tianjin Huanhu Hospital during July 2007 and June 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. According to surgical approaches and the situation of foramen magnum and atlas, these patients were divided into 5 groups: midline approach opening foramen magnum and atlas (Group A, midline approach without opening foramen magnum and atlas (Group B, paramedian approach opening foramen magnum and atlas (Group C, paramedian approach without opening foramen magnum and atlas (Group D, retrosigmoid approach (Group E. By collecting clinical symptoms, imaging findings, surgical records and postoperative complications, the surgical results and occurrence of postoperative complications were summarized and reasonable operation method was discussed.  Results  Among 61 patients, total resection was achieved in 56 cases (91.80%, and partial resection was achieved in 5 cases (8.20% . The postoperative remission rate of 43 cases with hydrocephalus was 79.07% (34/43. Intracranial infection was the most common postoperative complication, accounting for 22.95% (14/61. There was significant difference in occurrence rate of intracranial infection among 4 subgroups: opening or not opening the foramen magnum and atlas with or without restoring bone flap (Z = 16.269, P = 0.001. In the subgroup of not opening foramen magnum and atlas with restoring bone flap, the infection rate, which accounted for 6.90% (2/29, was the lowest.  Conclusions  The surgical treatment options for non-solid hemangioblastoma in posterior fossa should be done according to patients' condition, and performed by a professional group. If conditions allow, not to open the foramen magnum and atlas, as well as intraoperative

  11. Signs of potential renewal of eruptive activity at La Fossa (Vulcano, Aeolian Islands)

    Montalto, A.


    Since the end of the last magmatic eruption (1890), activity of La Fossa (southern Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy) has consisted of fumarolic emissions of fluctuating intensity. Fluids are discharged principally at two fumarolic fields located in the northern rim of the active crater and at the beach sited at its northern foot. Increased thermal, seismic and geochemical activity has been recorded since 1978, when an earthquake of M=5.5 occurred in the region. This paper combines available geophysical and geochemical information in order to develop a tentative interpretation of two episodes of apparent unrest which occurred in 1985 and 1987 1988, enhancing the risk of renewal of the eruptive activity. The 1985 unrest consisted essentially of a sharp build up of the internal pressure in the shallow hydrothermal system, which was induced by the injection of hot gases of magmatic origin. The crater fumaroles displayed significant increases in CO2 and other acid species, but their outlet temperature did not change. Conversely, the 1987 1988 episode was characterized by appreciable modifications at the crater fumaroles, with only secondary effects at the fumarole system of the beach. The sliding of part of the eastern flank of the La Fossa cone into the sea occurred on 20 April 1988, when the region was affected by crustal dilatation producing a seismic sequence of relatively high intensity. Both episodes of unrest were accompanied by increases of local microseismic activity, which affected the nothern sector of the island in 1985, and the southern one in 1988. Finally, a phase of appreciable areal contraction was detected in 1990, probably due to the effect of the cooling and crystallization of magma at relatively shallow depths, accompanying the increased thermal activity at the crater fumaroles. Regional tectonic stress seems to play an important role in the transition of the volcanic system from a phase of relative stability to a phase of apparent unrest, inducing the heating

  12. Hydrology and Sedimentology of a Series of Dam-Breach Paleolakes at Idaeus Fossae, Mars

    Salese, F.; Di Achille, G.; Ori, G. G.


    We report on the identification and geological study of a nearly 300-km-long valley system located westward of Idaeus Fossae, in Tempe Terra, Mars. The valley apparently originates from a subsided area surrounding the ejecta of a relatively fresh crater and after about 25 km from its source area enters a series of dam-breach paleolakes. The lake chain consists of six open basins (with associated fan-shaped sedimentary deposits) and covers an area of about 2500 sq. km over a E-W stretch of about 100 km. The latter lakes are interconnected and were likely coeval and drain eastward into a main 20-km-diameter crater-lake forming a complex and multilobate deltaic deposit whose front lies at about 1800-1820 m below the martian datum. The deltaic deposit is about 8-km-long and morphologically resembles the Jezero delta, showing a well-developed distributary pattern with evidence of channel switching on the delta plain. The floor of the crater-lake is not incised by the main valley, however a breach area is present along the eastern crater rim and consists of two spillover channels at about the same elevation of the crater inlet (-1820 m). These latter channels connect the crater lake to the eastward portion of the valley continuing towards Idaeus Fossae with a more than 180-km-long complex pattern of anabranching channels . We used high-resolution imagery and topography (HRSC, and CTX and HiRISE stereo pairs) to derive a geological-geomorphological map of the area and to understand its evolution. The extension and morphology of the observed fluvio-lacustrine features suggest relatively long-term (>103 yrs) formation timescales as also supported by the presence of the main fan delta in the central open basin. The overall water source for the 300-km-long fluvial system is unclear, though the occurrence of many rampart craters and the relationships between their ejecta and the channels suggest that subsurface volatiles might have also played an important role.

  13. Evaluation of articular cartilage thickness of the humeral head and the glenoid fossa by MR arthrography: anatomic correlation in cadavers

    Yeh, L.R. [Univ. of California, San Diego, CA (United States). Veterans Affairs Medical Center]|[Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital (Taiwan, Province of China). Dept. of Radiology]|[National Yang-Ming Univ., Taipei (Taiwan, Province of China). Dept. of Radiology; Kwak, S.; Kim, Y.S.; Chou, D.S.W.; Muhle, C.; Skaf, A.; Trudell, D.; Resnik, D. [Univ. of California, San Diego, CA (United States). Veterans Affairs Medical Center


    To evaluate the accuracy of MR arthrography in determining the thickness of articular cartilage of the humeral head and glenoid fossa. Results. The correlation coefficients for MR arthrographic measurement versus anatomic measurement of the cartilage thickness were 0.7324 and 0.8757 for humeral head and glenoid fossa, respectively. With regard to the humeral head, there was a tendency to overestimate regions of thin cartilage and underestimate regions of thick cartilage. This tendency was not found in the assessment of glenoid cartilage. The mean of the absolute value of MR-anatomic differences was similar on the glenoid side (0.27 mm) and the humeral side (0.29 mm). The accuracy of measurement was significantly better on the glenoid side (Fisher`s r-to-Z transformation: Z=5.21, P=0.000001). (orig.)

  14. Ultrasound-Guided Pulsed Radiofrequency Application via the Pterygopalatine Fossa: A Practical Approach to Treat Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia.

    Nader, Antoun; Bendok, Bernard R; Prine, Jeremy J; Kendall, Mark C


    Although pharmacological therapy is the primary treatment modality for trigeminal neuralgia associated pain, ineffective analgesia and dose limiting side effects often prompt patients to seek alternative pharmacological solutions such as interventional nerve blockade. Blockade of the Gasserian ganglion or its branches is an effective analgesic procedure for trigeminal neuralgia, traditionally performed using fluoroscopy or CT imaging. Ultrasonography allows point of care and real time visualization of needle placement within the surrounding anatomical structures. The use of ultrasonography with pulsed radiofrequency therapy for trigeminal neuralgia has not been reported. Our case is a 66-year-old male suffering from trigeminal neuralgia for 4 years that was refractory to pharmacologic therapy. Neurological examination was normal with no sensory deficit. Imaging showed no vascular compression or mass involving the trigeminal nerve. A diagnostic ultrasound-guided trigeminal nerve block via the pterygopalatine fossa with 4 mL of bupivacaine 0.25% and 4 mg dexamethasone provided immediate pain relief (100%) with sustained analgesia >50% at 2 weeks. Pain relief was not sustained at one month, with return to pretreatment symptoms. A series of injections were performed with similar intermittent analgesic effectiveness. The decision was made that the patient was a suitable candidate for pulsed radiofrequency application in the pterygopalatine fossa. We successfully used an alternative approach through the pterygopalatine fossa to treat trigeminal neuralgia using ultrasound guidance in an office setting. Our case demonstrates the utility of ultrasound-guidance pulsed radiofrequency treatment in the pterygopalatine fossa as a potential alternative to other percutaneous techniques for patients with medical refractory trigeminal neuralgia.

  15. Torsion of an Abdominal-Wall Pedunculated Lipoma: A Rare Differential Diagnosis for Right Iliac Fossa Pain


    Pedunculated lipomas arising from the peritoneal wall are a rare finding during abdominal surgery. These benign tumours of mesenchymal origin can arise anywhere in the body and are usually asymptomatic. We present a case of a torted, pedunculated parietal wall lipoma in the right iliac fossa that gave rise to a clinical diagnosis of appendicitis. To our knowledge, such a case has never been reported in the literature previously. We suggest that torsion of a pedunculated parietal lipoma is a r...

  16. Longitudinal MRI assessment: the identification of relevant features in the development of Posterior Fossa Syndrome in children

    Spiteri, M.; Lewis, E.; Windridge, D.; Avula, S.


    Up to 25% of children who undergo brain tumour resection surgery in the posterior fossa develop posterior fossa syndrome (PFS). This syndrome is characterised by mutism and disturbance in speech. Our hypothesis is that there is a correlation between PFS and the occurrence of hypertrophic olivary degeneration (HOD) in lobes within the posterior fossa, known as the inferior olivary nuclei (ION). HOD is exhibited as an increase in size and intensity of the ION on an MR image. Intra-operative MRI (IoMRI) is used during surgical procedures at the Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liver- pool, England, in the treatment of Posterior Fossa tumours and allows visualisation of the brain during surgery. The final MR scan on the IoMRI allows early assessment of the ION immediately after the surgical procedure. The longitudinal MRI data of 28 patients was analysed in a collaborative study with Alder Hey Children's Hospital, in order to identify the most relevant imaging features that relate to the development of PFS, specifically related to HOD. A semi-automated segmentation process was carried out to delineate the ION on each MRI. Feature selection techniques were used to identify the most relevant features amongst the MRI data, demographics and clinical data provided by the hospital. A support vector machine (SVM) was used to analyse the discriminative ability of the selected features. The results indicate the presence of HOD as the most efficient feature that correlates with the development of PFS, followed by the change in intensity and size of the ION and whether HOD occurred bilaterally or unilaterally.

  17. [Seroprevalence of human parvovirus B19 in children with fever and rash in the North of Tunisia].

    Bouafsoun, A; Hannachi, N; Smaoui, H; Boubaker, S H; Kazdaghli, K; Laabidi, D; Boukadida, J; Kechrid, A


    The aim of the study is to evaluate the prevalence of specific antibodies anti-human parvovirus B19 (PVB19) immunoglobulin M (IgM) and IgG in children with fever and rash. This study involved 257 children aged from 7 months to 15 years with febrile rash unrelated to measles and rubella (seronegative for IgM). The sera were examined by immunoenzymatic assay. Detection of antibodies of PVB19 was done by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (Elisa). In our study, prevalence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgM were 44 and 11.3%, respectively. Clinically, children with positive IgM serology had submitted an erythema infectiosum (13/29 cases), myocarditis (1 case), encephalitis (1 case), severe sickle cell anemia (7 cases), and immunocompromised (7 cases). The incidence rate of viral infection was 11.3%; most of the cases of PVB19 infection occurred between the months of May and August. Incidence was higher in the 10-15 years age group (21%). The prevalence of IgG antibody varied and increased with age, it rises from 38.2% in preschool children (19 months-4 years) to 53.5% in those aged between 4.5 and 15 years, reaching 58% in the 10-15 years age group. The four risk factors of PVB19 infection are: (1) those aged between 4.5 and 9 years, which is the most affected age group (P = 0.0018); (2) female gender in children aged between 19 months and 4 years (P = 0.037); (3) transfusion and (4) immune deficiency (P = 0.022 and P = 0.001, respectively). The study of the prevalence of PVB19 infection shows that viral infection is acquired early in childhood, increases with age; viral transmission is favored by the community life. Because of the widespread vaccination program against measles and rubella, the systematic search of PVB19 in front of eruptive fevers becomes important.

  18. Cranial CT with 64-, 16-, 4- and single-slice CT systems-comparison of image quality and posterior fossa artifacts in routine brain imaging with standard protocols

    Ertl-Wagner, Birgit; Eftimov, Lara; Becker, Christoph; Reiser, Maximilian [University of Munich, Grosshadern (Germany). Institute of Clinical Radiology; Blume, Jeffrey; Cormack, Jean [Brown University, Center for Statistical Sciences, Providence, RI (United States); Bruening, Roland; Brueckmann, Hartmut [University of Munich, Grosshadern (Germany). Department of Neuroradiology


    Posterior fossa artifacts constitute a characteristic limitation of cranial CT. To identify practical benefits and drawbacks of newer CT systems with reduced collimation in routine cranial imaging, we aimed to investigate image quality, posterior fossa artifacts and parenchymal delineation in non-enhanced CT (NECT) with 1-, 4-, 16- and 64-slice scanners using standard scan protocols. We prospectively enrolled 25 consecutive patients undergoing NECT on a 64-slice CT. Three groups with 25 patients having undergone NECT on 1-, 4- and 16-slice CT machines were matched regarding age and sex. Standard routine CT parameters were used on each CT system with helical acquisition in the posterior fossa; the parameters varied regarding collimation and radiation dose. Three blinded readers independently assessed the cases regarding image quality, infra- and supratentorial artifacts and delineation of brain parenchymal structures on a five-point ordinal scale. Reading orders were randomized. A proportional odds model that accounted for the correlated nature of the data was fit using generalized estimating equations. Posterior fossa artifacts were significantly reduced, and the delineation of infratentorial brain structures was significantly improved with the thinner collimation used for the newer CT systems (p<0.001). No significant differences were observed for midbrain structures (p>0.5). The thinner collimation available on modern CT systems leads to reduced posterior fossa artifacts and to a better delineation of brain parenchyma in the posterior fossa. (orig.)

  19. I-gel Laryngeal Mask Airway Combined with Tracheal Intubation Attenuate Systemic Stress Response in Patients Undergoing Posterior Fossa Surgery

    Chaoliang Tang


    patients. In this study, we proposed that I-gel combined with tracheal intubation could reduce the stress response of posterior fossa surgery patients. Methods. Sixty-six posterior fossa surgery patients were randomly allocated to receive either tracheal tube intubation (Group TT or I-gel facilitated endotracheal tube intubation (Group TI. Hemodynamic and respiratory variables, stress and inflammatory response, oxidative stress, anesthesia recovery parameters, and adverse events during emergence were compared. Results. Mean arterial pressure and heart rate were lower in Group TI during intubation and extubation (P<0.05 versus Group TT. Respiratory variables including peak airway pressure and end-tidal carbon dioxide tension were similar intraoperative, while plasma β-endorphin, cortisol, interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, malondialdehyde concentrations, and blood glucose were significantly lower in Group TI during emergence relative to Group TT. Postoperative bucking and serious hypertensions were seen in Group TT but not in Group TI. Conclusion. Utilization of I-gel combined with endotracheal tube in posterior fossa surgery patients is safe which can yield more stable hemodynamic profile during intubation and emergence and lower inflammatory and oxidative response, leading to uneventful recovery.

  20. Estenose da fossa intercondilar após estabilização articular com retalho de fáscia lata em cães Intercondylar fossa stenosis after joint stabilization using a fascial strip in dogs

    André Luis Selmi


    Full Text Available Determinaram-se os índices de largura da fossa intercondilar (FI, após transecção do ligamento cruzado cranial em nove cães adultos submetidos à estabilização articular com retalho de fáscia lata. Os joelhos foram alocados em dois grupos, sendo o joelho direito (GI submetido à incisuroplastia troclear (ITR e posterior estabilização articular, e o joelho esquerdo submetido somente à substituição ligamentar (GC. Cada grupo foi dividido em três subgrupos correspondentes aos momentos de eutanásia aos 30, 90 e 180 dias de pós-operatório. Os índices de largura da FI foram determinados, macroscópica e radiograficamente, pela mensuração da abertura cranial da FI nos terços cranial, médio e caudal, e indexados em relação à largura epicondilar. Observou-se aumento significativo dos índices macroscópicos e radiográficos nas articulações do GI, sendo estes estatisticamente diferentes daqueles das articulações de GC. Não foi observada estenose intercondilar nos joelhos de GC após a estabilização articular. Conclui-se que a estabilização articular com retalho de fáscia lata preveniu a estenose da fossa intercondilar, e que a ITR promoveu o alargamento permanente dessa estrutura.Intercondylar fossa width indexes (IFWI were determined in nine adult dogs submitted to intercondylar notchplasty (IN after transection of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL followed by a fascial strip stabilization. The right stifle was submitted to IN followed by fascial strip reconstruction of the CCL (GI while in the left stifle IN was not performed (GC. Each group was then divided into three subgroups which corresponded to time of euthanasia at 30, 90 and 180 days after surgery. IFWI were determined, both macroscopically and radiographically, by measuring the cranial outlet of the intercondylar fossa in relation to the epicondylar width. A significant increase was observed in indexes of GI following IN, and these differed from indexes of

  1. Developmental venous anomalies of the posterior fossa with transpontine drainage: report of 3 cases

    Kueker, W. [Department of Neuroradiology, Technical University, Pauwelsstrasse 30, D-52 057 Aachen (Germany); Mull, M. [Department of Neuroradiology, Technical University, Pauwelsstrasse 30, D-52 057 Aachen (Germany); Thron, A. [Department of Neuroradiology, Technical University, Pauwelsstrasse 30, D-52 057 Aachen (Germany)


    Developmental venous anomalies (DVA) are considered as variant patterns of cerebral venous drainage. Although generally not rare in the cerebellum, DVA of the brain stem or of the cerebellum with drainage through the brain stem are exceptional findings. Because it is not clear whether DVA may sometimes be of clinical significance, we try to correlate the clinical findings of the patients with the course of the variant vessels. We reviewed the literature and report three additional cases. All patients were examined by MRI and digital subtraction angiography. In particular, we discuss the drainage route as compared with the established patterns of posterior fossa blood drainage, which is directed to the dural sinuses, the petrosal vein or the vein of Galen. In one of our patients suffering from trigeminal neuralgia, the close topical relation of the DVA and the trigeminal nucleus and trigeminal nerve entry zone suggests a causal relationship. In a second case the brain stem symptoms were due to haemorrhage of a concomitant cavernoma. It remains unclear if the occurrence of dysarthria and dysaesthesia in the third patient with brain stem DVA was purely coincidental. The only clinical symptom directly attributable to a DVA with transpontine drainage in our series was trigeminal neuralgia. (orig.). With 3 figs., 1 tab.

  2. Total spine and posterior fossa MRI screening in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (177 cases

    MR Etemadifar


    Full Text Available Background: MRI screening for idiopathic scoliosis is controversial. Considering our clinical experiences, the results of MRI in all patients with idiopathic scoliosis were evaluated. Methods: In a prospective clinical study, all neurologically normal patients with idiopathic scoliosis screened by posterior fossa and total spine MRI. Results: After excluding 9 patients for mild neurological findings, in other 177 patients (132 female, 45 male, the average age and curve angle was 15±2 years and 59±17º (30 to 135º, respectively. Convexity was to right in 146 and to left in 31 cases. MRI was positive in 12 cases (6.8%. In 5 cases (2.8%, neurosurgical intervention was necessary prior to scoliosis surgery. There was no relation between age, sex, presence of pain or curve angle and positive MRI findings (P>0.05. Left convexity was significantly related to positive MRI findings (P=0.013. In males with left convex curves, the probability of positive MRI findings was 8.8 folds other patients. Conclusion: Considering our results and other reported articles, it seems that routine MRI screening of all patients presenting as idiopathic scoliosis is necessary for detection of underlying pathologies. Key words: Idiopathic Scoliosis, MRI, Spine Syrinx, Chiari

  3. Subtemporal-anterior transtentoral approach to middle cranial fossa microsurgical anatomy.

    Xu, Zhiming; Wang, Weimin; Zhang, Jingjing; Liu, Wei; Feng, Yugong; Li, Gang


    This study aimed to describe the topography of inferior and external dura mater of the middle cranial fossa through subtemporal-anterior transpetrosal approach and discuss the feasibility of improving the approach. Eight formalin-fixed adult cadaveric heads were studied, with the bones milled away in the lateral triangle region of the petrous bone, Kawase rhombus region, and inner triangle region of the petrous apex. The distances between the targets in these regions, as well as the angles after the dissection of zygomatic arch, were measured, and then the exposed petroclival and retrochiasmatic areas were observed under the microscope. There were significant variations in the distances between targets in the 3 milled regions among the specimens. After the dissection of zygomatic arch, the surgical view got an average increase of 12 degrees. The subtemporal anterior transpetrosal approach, as an improved subtemporal approach, can expose the lesions optimally, causing no injury to the hearing and reducing injuries to temporal lobe. On the other hand, the lateral bone of the petrous parts of the temporal bone is removed so as to improve the view to the retrochiasmatic area and expand the operative field.

  4. A report of the anesthesia in posterior fossa operations in the sitting position in 55 patients

    Jahanguiri B


    Full Text Available In this survey, 55 patients were studied in a period of six years for having the anesthesia in the sitting position. In this position, the surgeon will had a better access to the location, whose damages have been sustained, so less damages would be given to the healthy tissues. For the patients, due to their critical general conditions, one week prior to giving anesthesia to the posterior fossa, operation in the sitting position the right ventriculoatiral shunt was placed. For preventing the fall of blood pressure, a bandage was placed in the lower limbs after inducing anesthesia and changing supine position to sitting position. Before the induction, central venous pressure was measured for treating the air embolism. The head of catheter was placed inside the right atrial. Premedications such as atropine, pethidine, and inductive agents like thiopenton, and muscle relaxants, maintained with halothane and nitrous oxide. All of the patients endured this condition without the fall of blood pressure and air embolism

  5. Cerberus Fossae and Elysium Planitia Lavas, Mars: Source Vents, Flow Rates, Edifice Styles and Water Interactions

    Sakimoto, S. E. H.; Gregg, T. K. P.


    The Cerberus Fossae and Elysium Planitia regions have been suggested as some of the youngest martian surfaces since the Viking mission, although there was doubt whether the origins were predominantly volcanic or fluvial. The Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey Missions have shown that the region is certainly young in terms of the topographic preservation and the youthful crater counts (e.g. in the tens to a few hundred million yrs.). Numerous authors have shown that fluvial and volcanic features share common flow paths and vent systems, and that there is evidence for some interaction between the lava flows and underlying volatiles as well as the use by lavas and water of the same vent system. Given the youthful age and possible water-volcanism interaction environment, we'd like constraints on water and volcanic flux rates and interactions. Here, we model ranges of volcanic flow rates where we can well-constrain them, and consider the modest flow rate results results in context with local eruption styles, and track vent locations, edifice volumes, and flow sources and data.

  6. Origin of the Medusae Fossae Formation, Mars: Insights from a synoptic approach

    Mandt, Kathleen E.; de Silva, Shanaka L.; Zimbelman, James R.; Crown, David A.


    The geologic origin of the Medusae Fossae Formation (MFF) has remained a mystery despite three decades of research. To better constrain its formation, an in-depth analysis of observations made in the literature was combined with a new survey of over 700 Mars Orbiter Camera narrow-angle images of the MFF to identify morphologic characteristics and material properties that define this formation as a whole. While previous work has identified clear agreement on some characteristics, our analysis identifies yardangs, collapse features, and layering as pervasive features of the MFF. Whereas collapse features and layering may implicate several different physical and chemical processes, yardangs provide vital information on material properties that inform about mechanical properties of the MFF lithology. Aspect ratios of megayardangs range from 3:1 to 50:1, and slope analyses reveal heights of up to 200 m with cliffs that are almost vertical. Other yardangs show lower aspect ratios and topographic profiles. These characteristics coupled to the presence of serrated margins, suggest that MFF lithology must be of weakly to heavily indurated material that lends itself to jointing. The characteristics and properties of the MFF are inconsistent with those of terrestrial pyroclastic fall deposits or loess, but are in common with large terrestrial ignimbrites, a hypothesis that explains all key observations with a single mechanism. Yardang fields developed in regionally extensive ignimbrite sheets in the central Andes display morphologic characteristics that correlate with degree of induration of the host lithology and suggest an origin by pyroclastic flow for the MFF.

  7. High-resolution MRI of cranial nerves in posterior fossa at 3.0 T

    Zi-Yi Guo; Jing Chen; Qi-Zhou Liang; Hai-Yan Liao; Qiong-Yue Cheng; Shui-Xi Fu; Cai-Xiang Chen; Dan Yu


    Objective:To evaluate the influence of high-resolution imaging obtainable with the higher field strength of3.0T on the visualization of the brain nerves in the posterior fossa.Methods:In total,20 nerves were investigated onMRI of12 volunteers each and selected for comparison, respectively, with theFSE sequences with5 mm and2 mm section thicknesses and gradient recalled echo(GRE) sequences acquired with a3.0-T scanner.TheMR images were evaluated by three independent readers who rated image quality according to depiction of anatomic detail and contrast with use of a rating scale.Results:In general, decrease of the slice thickness showed a significant increase in the detection of nerves as well as in the image quality characteristics. ComparingFSE andGRE imaging, the course of brain nerves and brainstem vessels was visualized best with use of the three-dimensional(3D) pulse sequence.Conclusions:The comparison revealed the clear advantage of a thin section.The increased resolution enabled immediate identification of all brainstem nerves.GRE sequence most distinctly and confidently depicted pertinent structures and enables3D reconstruction to illustrate complex relations of the brainstem.

  8. Imaging of lesions in the posterior cranial fossa using single photon emission computed tomography

    Kawakami, Michiro; Uesugi, Yasuo; Higashikawa, Masahiko; Ochi, Mari; Makimoto, Kazuo; Takahashi, Hiroaki; Shin, Akinori; Utsunomiya, Keita; Akagi, Hiroaki


    Lesions in the posterior cranial fossa were visualized by single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with /sup 123/I-IMP (N-isopropyl-p-/sup 123/I-iodoamphetamine) and /sup 99m/Tc-HM-PAO (/sup 99m/Tc-hexametylpropyleneamine oxime). It is generally held that these radiopharmaceuticals penetrate the walls of cerebral blood vessels and that their accumulations in the brain tissue may reflect the cerebral blood flow. Six patients with lesions in the central nervous system all showed wider areas of abnormality in SPECT than in X-ray CT, indicating a larger lesion of blood flow disturbance. In the next series of 11 patients with vertigo or dizziness of unknown etiology, eight had abnormal findings in the scan with /sup 123/I-IMP as did four of the nine in the scan with /sup 99m/Tc-HM-PAO. Thus, most patients with dizziness of unknown etiology may have some vertebral blood flow disorder, which in some cases is not clearly diagnosed by conventional vestibular examinations or even by X-ray CT scan. The accuracy of the diagnostic measures for otoneurological problems awaits further studies of their sensitivity and specificity.

  9. Outcomes of urethral calculi patients in an endemic region and an undiagnosed primary fossa navicularis calculus.

    Verit, Ayhan; Savas, Murat; Ciftci, Halil; Unal, Dogan; Yeni, Ercan; Kaya, Mete


    Urethral calculus is a rare form of urolithiasis with an incidence lower than 0.3%. We determined the outcomes of 15 patients with urethral stone, of which 8 were pediatric, including an undiagnosed primary fossa navicularis calculus. Fifteen consecutive male patients, of whom eight were children, with urethral calculi were assessed between 2000 and 2005 with a mean of 19 months' follow-up. All stones were fusiform in shape and solitary. Acute urinary retention, interrupted or weak stream, pain (penile, urethral, perineal) and gross hematuria were the main presenting symptoms in 7 (46.7%), 4 (26.7%), 3 (20%) and 1 (6.6%) patient, respectively. Six of them had accompanying urethral pathologies such as stenosis (primary or with hypospadias) and diverticulum. Two patients were associated with upper urinary tract calculi but none of them secondary to bladder calculi. A 50-year-old patient with a primary urethral stone disease had urethral meatal stenosis accompanied by lifelong lower urinary tract symptoms. Unlike the past reports, urethral stones secondary to bladder calculi were decreasing, especially in the pediatric population. However, the pediatric patients in their first decade are still under risk secondary to the upper urinary tract calculi or the primary ones.

  10. Dysarthria and dysphagia as long-term sequelae in a child treated for posterior fossa tumour.

    Cornwell, Petrea L; Murdoch, Bruce E; Ward, Elizabeth C; Morgan, Angela


    The current case report provides a comprehensive description of the persistent dysarthria and dysphagia evident in a 7.5 year old child treated for recurrent posterior fossa tumour (PFT). AC was assessed on a comprehensive perceptual and instrumental test battery incorporating all components of the speech production system (respiration, phonation, resonance, articulation and prosody) 2 years and 4 months following completion of her treatment. The nature of her swallowing impairment was investigated through the use of videofluoroscopic evaluation of swallowing (VFS). A mild dysarthria with ataxic and LMN components was identified, although overall speech intelligibility was not affected. A moderate dysphagia was also identified with impairment in all three phases of the swallowing process; oral preparatory, oral and pharyngeal. Dysarthria and dysphagia as persistent sequelae in children treated for PFT have implications for the long-term management of these children. The need for appropriate treatment regimes, as well as pre-surgical counselling regarding dysarthria and dysphagia as possible outcomes following surgery are highlighted.

  11. Progressive tumefactive fibroinflammatory lesion of the infratemporal fossa treated by radiation therapy

    Brian O’Sullivan


    Full Text Available Tumefactive fibroinflammatory lesion (TFIL is a rare benign tumor in the head and neck region. We present a case of a 40-year-old female with a benign but progressive lesion of the infratemporal fossa, which was diagnosed as TFIL. Patient responded briefly to a course of steroid treatment but eventually showed progression and was unresponsive to further steroids. She was then treated with external beam radiation to a dose of 60 Gy in 30 fractions. After radiation a slow, gradual decrease in tumor size was noted over the course of years and she is free of disease after more than 11 years of follow-up. The major longterm side effect this patient developed was an expected unilateral radiation-induced retinopathy, due to the close proximity of the lesion to the orbit. The dilemma of treatment of benign disease with radiation with potential long-term complications is discussed and a review of the literature on TFIL is presented.

  12. Preliminary results on a study to locate the pterygopalatine fossa using mathematical formulae.

    du Plessis, M; Navsa, N; Bosman, M C


    Blocking the contents of the pterygopalatine fossa (PPF) has been shown to be effective in treating most orofacial pain including that associated with trigeminal neuralgia. However, the technique is not widely used, and we propose it to be due to the vague descriptions of the techniques in the literature. The aim of this study was therefore to achieve an alternative method of locating the PPF. One hundred and sixty skulls from the department of Anatomy, University of Pretoria, were used. Distinct landmarks (both anthropometric and clinical) accompanied by existing and new anthropometric measurements were used to define the location of the PPF. Regression analysis was used to measure the reliability of predicting the location of the PPF. From the results, two mathematical formulae were devised (one for each side). These formulae were tested on 47 cadavers by inserting a needle at the calculated points after which the areas where dissected to determine whether or not the needle had entered the PPF. Our results showed an accuracy of 65.2% on the right and 54.4% on the left. In conclusion, improvement in the accuracy of the technique could aid in the management of various pain disorders as well as pain management during surgery.

  13. HiRISE views enigmatic deposits in the Sirenum Fossae region of Mars

    Grant, John A.; Wilson, Sharon A.; Noe Dobrea, Eldar; Fergason, Robin L.; Griffes, Jennifer L.; Moore, Jeffery M.; Howard, Alan D.


    HiRISE images together with other recent orbital data from Mars define new characteristics of enigmatic Hesperian-aged deposits in Sirenum Fossae that are mostly 100-200 m thick, drape kilometers of relief, and often display generally low relief surfaces. New characteristics of the deposits, previously mapped as the "Electris deposits," include local detection of meter-scale beds that show truncating relationships, a generally light-toned nature, and a variably blocky, weakly indurated appearance. Boulders shed by erosion of the deposits are readily broken down and contribute little to talus. Thermal inertia values for the deposits are ˜200 J m -2 K -1 s -1/2 and they may incorporate hydrated minerals derived from weathering of basalt. The deposits do not contain anomalous amounts of water or water ice. Deflation may dominate degradation of the deposits over time and points to an inventory of fine-grained sediment. Together with constraints imposed by the regional setting on formation processes, these newly resolved characteristics are most consistent with an eolian origin as a loess-like deposit comprised of redistributed and somewhat altered volcanic ash. Constituent sediments may be derived from airfall ash deposits in the Tharsis region. An origin directly related to airfall ash or similar volcanic materials is less probable and emplacement by alluvial/fluvial, impact, lacustrine, or relict polar processes is even less likely.

  14. Medial Cranial Fossa Meningioma Diagnosed as Mixed Anxiety Disorder with Dissociative Symptoms and Vertigo

    Emin Mehmet Ceylan


    Full Text Available Meningiomas are mostly benign tumors of the meninges that may stay clinically silent or present first with psychiatric symptoms only. We present a case of medial cranial fossa meningioma that was first diagnosed as mixed anxiety disorder with dissociative symptoms and vertigo. In light of the intact neurological and vestibular system examination, our patient’s vertigo and depersonalization were firstly addressed as psychosomatic symptoms of the psychiatric syndrome. Despite decreased anxiety and improved mood, dissociative symptoms and vertigo were resistant to treatment which prompted further research yielding a left hemisphere localized meningioma. Resection of meningioma resulted in full remission of the patient proving it to be responsible for the etiology of the psychiatric syndrome and vertigo. We suggest that brain imaging should be performed for patients with late-onset (>50 years psychiatric symptoms and those with treatment resistance. It is important to keep in mind always that medically unexplained symptoms may become explicable with detailed assessment and regular follow-up of the patient.

  15. Factors associated with spinal fusion after posterior fossa decompression in pediatric patients with Chiari I malformation and scoliosis.

    Mackel, Charles E; Cahill, Patrick J; Roguski, Marie; Samdani, Amer F; Sugrue, Patrick A; Kawakami, Noriaki; Sturm, Peter F; Pahys, Joshua M; Betz, Randal R; El-Hawary, Ron; Hwang, Steven W


    OBJECTIVE The authors performed a study to identify clinical characteristics of pediatric patients diagnosed with Chiari I malformation and scoliosis associated with a need for spinal fusion after posterior fossa decompression when managing the scoliotic curve. METHODS The authors conducted a multicenter retrospective review of 44 patients, aged 18 years or younger, diagnosed with Chiari I malformation and scoliosis who underwent posterior fossa decompression from 2000 to 2010. The outcome of interest was the need for spinal fusion after decompression. RESULTS Overall, 18 patients (40%) underwent posterior fossa decompression alone, and 26 patients (60%) required a spinal fusion after the decompression. The mean Cobb angle at presentation and the proportion of patients with curves > 35° differed between the decompression-only and fusion cohorts (30.7° ± 11.8° vs 52.1° ± 26.3°, p = 0.002; 5 of 18 vs 17 of 26, p = 0.031). An odds ratio of 1.0625 favoring a need for fusion was established for each 1° of increase in Cobb angle (p = 0.012, OR 1.0625, 95% CI 1.0135-1.1138). Among the 14 patients older than 10 years of age with a primary Cobb angle exceeding 35°, 13 (93%) ultimately required fusion. Patients with at least 1 year of follow-up whose curves progressed more 10° after decompression were younger than those without curve progression (6.1 ± 3.0 years vs 13.7 ± 3.2 years, p = 0.001, Mann-Whitney U-test). Left apical thoracic curves constituted a higher proportion of curves in the decompression-only group (8 of 16 vs 1 of 21, p = 0.002). CONCLUSIONS The need for fusion after posterior fossa decompression reflected the curve severity at clinical presentation. Patients presenting with curves measuring > 35°, as well as those greater than 10 years of age, may be at greater risk for requiring fusion after posterior fossa decompression, while patients less than 10 years of age may require routine monitoring for curve progression. Left apical thoracic curves

  16. Differential Effects of Reward Drive and Rash Impulsivity on the Consumption of a Range of Hedonic Stimuli.

    Goodwin, Belinda C; Browne, Matthew; Rockloff, Matthew; Loxton, Natalie


    Background and aims Impulsivity has consistently been associated with over-consumption and addiction. Recent research has reconceptualized impulsivity as a two-dimensional construct ( Dawe, Gullo, & Loxton, 2004 ). This study explores the relationship of the two components of impulsivity, reward drive (RD) and rash impulsivity (RI), on a broad group of 23 hedonic consumption behaviors (e.g., gambling, substance use, eating, and media use). We tentatively grouped the behaviors into three descriptive classes: entertainment, foodstuffs, and illicit activities and substances. Results RD and RI positively predicted elevated levels of consumption in a community sample (N=5,391; 51% female), for the vast majority of the behaviors considered. However, the effect sizes for RD and RI varied significantly depending on the behavior; a pattern that appeared to be at least partially attributable to the class of consumption. Results support the view that RD is related more strongly to the consumption of products that provide social engagement or a sense of increased status; whereas RI better reflects an approach toward illicit or restricted products that are intensely rewarding with clear negative consequences. Discussion and conclusion Results support the utility of the two-factor model of impulsivity in explaining individual differences in patterns of hedonic consumption in the general population. We discuss findings in terms of strengthening current conceptualizations of RI and RD as having distinct implications with respect to health-related behaviors.

  17. Pityriasis Rosea: A rash that should be recognized by the primary care physician. Study of 30 cases

    Igor López-Carrera


    Full Text Available Background: Pityriasis rosea is an acute disseminated rash of unknown etiology and prolonged duration, characterized by erythematous- squamous plaques. Despite having an ostentatious clinical picture for both the patient and family, it is self-limited and usually resolves without sequelae. Pityriasis rosea is often erroneously diagnosed as mycosis and given unnecessary treatment. Objective: To describe the clinical and demographical features of pity- riasis rosea in a group of Mexican pediatric patients. Patients and methods: Retrospective and descriptive study in which the clinical and demographic features of patients attended at the department of dermatology of the National Institute of Pediatrics with diagnosis of pityriasis rosea within a ten year period were analysed. Results: Thirty patients with pityriasis rosea, with a frequency of 3.6 per 1000 dermatological patients. Pityriasis rosea was more frequent in females with a ratio of 1.5 to 1 and a mean age of 10 years. More than half of the patients (56% had an atypical presentation, and biopsy was mandatory in 7 patients to establish the final diagnosis. Conclusions: The knowledge of the clinical features of pityriasis rosea by primary care physicians will prevent from unnecessary work-up and treatments.

  18. The Vindija Neanderthal scapular glenoid fossa: comparative shape analysis suggests evo-devo changes among Neanderthals.

    Di Vincenzo, Fabio; Churchill, Steven E; Manzi, Giorgio


    Although the shape of the scapular glenoid fossa (SGF) may be influenced by epigenetic and developmental factors, there appears to be strong genetic control over its overall form, such that variation within and between hominin taxa in SGF shape may contain information about their evolutionary histories. Here we present the results of a geometric morphometric study of the SGF of the Neanderthal Vi-209 from Vindjia Cave (Croatia), relative to samples of Plio-Pleistocene, later Pleistocene, and recent hominins. Variation in overall SGF shape follows a chronological trend from the plesiomorphic condition seen in Australopithecus to modern humans, with pre-modern species of the genus Homo exhibiting intermediate morphologies. Change in body size across this temporal series is not linearly directional, which argues against static allometry as an explanation. However, life history and developmental rates change directionally across the series, suggesting an ontogenetic effect on the observed changes in shape (ontogenetic allometry). Within this framework, the morphospace occupied by the Neanderthals exhibits a discontinuous distribution. The Vindija SGF and those of the later Near Eastern Neanderthals (Kebara and Shanidar) approach the modern condition and are somewhat segregated from both northwestern European (Neandertal and La Ferrassie) and early Mediterranean Neanderthals (Krapina and Tabun). Although more than one scenario may account for the pattern seen in the Neanderthals, the data is consistent with palaeogenetic evidence suggesting low levels of gene flow between Neanderthals and modern humans in the Near East after ca. 120-100 ka (thousands of years ago) (with subsequent introgression of modern human alleles into eastern and central Europe). Thus, in keeping with previous analyses that document some modern human features in the Vindija Neanderthals, the Vindija G(3) sample should not be seen as representative of 'classic'--that is, unadmixed, pre

  19. Amyloidoma Involving the Orbit, Meckel's Cave and Infratemporal Fossa: 3T MRI Findings.

    Menetti, F; Bartolomei, I; Ambrosini-Spaltro, A; Salvi, F; Agati, R; Leonardi, M


    Amyloidoma is a rare lesion characterized by tissue deposition of an abnormal fibrillary protein (amyloid). It is the focal and localized counterpart of systemic amyloidosis, where the deposition of amyloid diffusely involves several organs. The few literature reports of intracranial amyloidomas include lesions involving the pituitary gland, orbit, cerebral hemispheres, temporal bone, cerebellopontine angle and jugular foramen. We describe the case of a 27-year-old woman presenting with painless slowly progressive proptosis of the right eye. The patient underwent a contrast-enhanced CT study of the head, followed by 3T MRI which disclosed a homogeneous mass in the right Meckel's cave and cavernous sinus, extending through an enlarged foramen ovale to the infratemporal fossa. The right optic nerve and ocular muscles were enlarged and infiltrated along with the retrobulbar fat by contrast-enhancing tissue. Thin contrast-enhanced MRI scans through the area of interest showed the mass to extend posterior to the gasserian ganglion, involving the cerebellopontine angle cistern, where the intracisternal parts of the III, V, and VI nerves bilaterally appeared enlarged and showed perineural enhancement. The lesion closely mimicked a malignant tumor with perineural tumor infiltration, so we performed fine needle biopsy of the portion of the lesion near the right foramen ovale under fluoroscopic guidance. Histopathology revealed that the lesion was an amyloidoma. Further clinical and blood examinations, serum chemistry, followed by biopsy of the periumbilical fat showed no signs of systemic amyloidosis or an underlying inflammatory or neoplastic disorder. No further treatment was instituted, follow-up MRI six months later showed no enlargement of the mass.

  20. Changes in cerebrospinal fluid flow assessed using intraoperative MRI during posterior fossa decompression for Chiari malformation.

    Bond, Aaron E; Jane, John A; Liu, Kenneth C; Oldfield, Edward H


    OBJECT The authors completed a prospective, institutional review board-approved study using intraoperative MRI (iMRI) in patients undergoing posterior fossa decompression (PFD) for Chiari I malformation. The purpose of the study was to examine the utility of iMRI in determining when an adequate decompression had been performed. METHODS Patients with symptomatic Chiari I malformations with imaging findings of obstruction of the CSF space at the foramen magnum, with or without syringomyelia, were considered candidates for surgery. All patients underwent complete T1, T2, and cine MRI studies in the supine position preoperatively as a baseline. After the patient was placed prone with the neck flexed in position for surgery, iMRI was performed. The patient then underwent a bone decompression of the foramen magnum and arch of C-1, and the MRI was repeated. If obstruction was still present, then in a stepwise fashion the patient underwent dural splitting, duraplasty, and coagulation of the tonsils, with an iMRI study performed after each step guiding the decision to proceed further. RESULTS Eighteen patients underwent PFD for Chiari I malformations between November 2011 and February 2013; 15 prone preincision iMRIs were performed. Fourteen of these patients (93%) demonstrated significant improvement of CSF flow through the foramen magnum dorsal to the tonsils with positioning only. This improvement was so notable that changes in CSF flow as a result of the bone decompression were difficult to discern. CONCLUSIONS The authors observed significant CSF flow changes when simply positioning the patient for surgery. These results put into question intraoperative flow assessments that suggest adequate decompression by PFD, whether by iMRI or intraoperative ultrasound. The use of intraoperative imaging during PFD for Chiari I malformation, whether by ultrasound or iMRI, is limited by CSF flow dynamics across the foramen magnum that change significantly when the patient is

  1. The intra-oceanic Cretaceous (~ 108 Ma) Kata-Rash arc fragment in the Kurdistan segment of Iraqi Zagros suture zone: Implications for Neotethys evolution and closure

    Ali, Sarmad A.; Ismail, Sabah A.; Nutman, Allen P.; Bennett, Vickie C.; Jones, Brian G.; Buckman, Solomon


    The Kata-Rash arc fragment is an allochthonous thrust-bound body situated near Penjween, 100 km northeast of Sulymannia city, Kurdistan Region, within the Iraqi portion of the Zagros suture zone. It forms part of the suprasubduction zone 'Upper Allochthon' terranes (designated as the Gimo-Qandil Group), which is dominated by calc-alkaline andesite and basaltic-andesite, rhyodacite to rhyolite, crosscut by granitic, granodioritic, and dioritic dykes. Previously, rocks of the Kata-Rash arc fragment were interpreted as a part of the Eocene Walash volcanic group. However, SHRIMP zircon U-Pb dates on them of 108.1 ± 2.9 Ma (Harbar volcanic rocks) and 107.7 ± 1.9 Ma (Aulan intrusion) indicate an Albian-Cenomanian age, which is interpreted as the time of igneous crystallisation. The Aulan intrusion zircons have initial εHf values of + 8.6 ± 0.2. On a Nb/Yb-Th/Yb diagram, all Kata-Rash samples fall within the compositional field of arc-related rocks, i.e. above the mid-ocean-ridge basalt (MORB)-ocean island basalt (OIB) mantle array. Primitive-mantle-normalised trace-element patterns for the Kata-Rash samples show enrichment in the large ion lithophile elements and depletion in the high-field-strength elements supporting their subduction-related character. Low Ba/La coupled with low La/Yb and Hf/Hf* 3000 km continuity of Cretaceous arc activity (Oman to Cyprus), that consumed Neotethyian oceanic crust between Eurasia and the Gondwanan fragment Arabia.

  2. Tracing and Analyzing in Ancient Literature of Erosive- Throat with Rash%烂喉丹痧溯源及古代文献梳析

    吴兆利; 王庆其


    烂喉丹痧是常见的中医肺系疫病之一,相当于现代医学的猩红热.通过对烂喉丹痧病名溯源及清代以前中医著作有关文献的梳析,进一步明确烂喉丹痧的病名源流、致病病因、发病条件、病机特点、证治方论及预防,以便提供有价值的临床思路和启迪.%Erosive - throat with rash is one of the common blight of pulmonary system, equivalent to scarlet fever. For erosive - throat with rash,we further clarify the origin and development of the disease name,pathogenic cause,occurrence condition, pathogenic characteristic .theory of syndrome and treatment as well as prevention, based on tracing in disease name and analyzing in ancient literature of erosive - throat with rash especially before Qing dynasty, which could provide valuable clinical thought and enlightenment.

  3. Supra-orbital keyhole removal of anterior fossa and parasellar meningiomas Minicraniotomia supra-orbitária superciliar no tratamento de meningiomas na fossa craniana anterior e para-selares

    Manoel Antonio de Paiva-Neto


    Full Text Available The improvement of surgical techniques as well as the introduction of new surgical instruments promoted the use of keyhole craniotomies in neurosurgery. We evaluated the technical aspects of the supra-orbital keyhole approach considering the indications, limitations, and complications of this approach to treat anterior cranial fossa and parasellar meningiomas. Twenty-four patients (21 females; mean age, 53±8.6 years operated on between 2002 and 2006 through a supra-orbital eyebrow approach were studied. Maximal tumor diameter ranged from 1.6 to 6 cm. Gross total resection was done in 20 (83.3%. All tumors were histologically benign. Two patients (8% experienced CSF rinorhea and another two patients suffered transitory diabetes insipidus (8%. One patient experienced transitory hemiparesis. There was one case of meningitis and one mortality. Follow-up ranged between 6 to 66 months (mean 31.5±20.1 months, with no recurrence. The supra-orbital keyhole craniotomy is a useful minimally invasive approach to treat selected anterior fossa and parasellar meningiomas.A evolução técnica e a introdução de instrumentais cirúrgicos mais delicados proporcionaram o uso de craniotomias menores no tratamento de patologias intracranianas. Avaliamos os aspectos técnicos da minicraniotomia supra-orbitária superciliar, considerando as indicações, limitações e complicações no tratamento de meningiomas na fossa craniana anterior e para-selares. Vinte e quarto pacientes (21 mulheres; idade média, 53±8,6 anos operados entre 2002 e 2006 foram estudados. O diâmetro tumoral máximo variou de 1,6 a 6 cm. Ressecção total foi obtida em 20 (83,3%. Todos os tumores eram histologicamente benignos. Dois pacientes (8% apresentaram fistula liquórica pós-operatória e outros dois diabetes insipido transitórioa (8%. Um paciente evoluiu com hemiparesia transitória. Houve um caso de meningite e um de evolução fatal. O seguimento variou de 6 a 66 meses (m

  4. Diaper rash (image)

    ... may be caused by chemical irritants rather than bacterial or candidal infection. Common irritants include ammonia from the breakdown of urine, acids in the stool, and soaps used in laundering cloth diapers.

  5. Chloramphenicol induced maculopapular rashes

    Prashant Wadagbalkar


    Full Text Available Chloramphenicol is a broad spectrum antibiotic that acts by inhibiting protein synthesis. Though systemic use is rare, their topical preparations are commonly used. Allergic reaction due to chloramphenicol ear drops are less reported. Here, we have reported a maculopapular exanthema due to use of chloramphenicol ear drops. [Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2015; 4(1.000: 179-180

  6. Analysis by computed tomography of bone changes in the mandibular head and mandibular fossa in relation to clinical findings in patients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders

    Hamamoto, Yoshioki; Nakajima, Tamio; Hayashi, Takafumi [Niigata Univ. (Japan). School of Dentistry


    Bone changes in the mandibular head and mandibular fossa in 33 patients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders were studied with axial computed tomography in relation to clinical findings to clarify possible factors leading to bone changes in this phenomenon. Bone changes of the mandibular head were observed in 45 (68%) of the 66 TMJs. The mandibular head was juxtaposed to the mandibular fossa in 13 (29%) of the 45 joints in centric occlusion and in 29 joints (64%) in the anterior position on CT, whereas the mandibular head with no pathological bone change was juxtaposed to the mandibular fossa in none of the 21 joints in centric occlusion and in only 1 joint (5%) in the anterior position. In the two groups of patients with and without juxtaposition of the mandibular head and mandibular fossa with bone changes, the incidence of the initial symptoms such as pain, crepitus, and difficulty in opening the mouth was increased compared with the symptoms at presentation. However, the former group had severer symptoms than the latter group. These findings suggest that bony degeneration of the TMJ is accelerated by juxtaposition of the head and fossa. (author).

  7. Normobaric hyperoxia for treatment of pneumocephalus after posterior fossa surgery in the semisitting position: a prospective randomized controlled trial.

    Bujung Hong

    Full Text Available Supratentorial pneumocephalus after posterior fossa surgery in the semisitting position may lead to decreased alertness and other symptoms. We here aimed to prove the efficacy of normobaric hyperoxia on the absorption of postoperative pneumocephalus according to a standardized treatment protocol.We enrolled 44 patients with postoperative supratentorial pneumocephalus (> 30 ml after posterior fossa surgery in a semisitting position. After randomisation procedure, patients received either normobaric hyperoxia at FiO2 100% over an endotracheal tube for 3 hours (treatment arm or room air (control arm. Routine cranial CT scans were performed immediately (CT1 and 24 hours (CT2 after completion of surgery and were rated without knowledge of the therapy arm. Two co-primary endpoints were assessed: (i mean change of pneumocephalus volume, and (ii air resorption rate in 24 hours. Secondary endpoints were subjective alertness (Stanford Sleepiness Scale postoperatively and attention (Stroop test, which were evaluated preoperatively and 24 hours after surgery. The mean change in pneumocephalus volume was higher in patients in the treatment arm as compared to patients in the control arm (p = 0.001. The air resorption rate was higher in patients in the treatment arm as compared to patients in the control arm (p = 0.0015. Differences were more pronounced in patients aged 52 years and older. No difference between patients in treatment arm and control arm was observed for the Stroop test. The distribution of scores in the Stanford Sleepiness Scale differed in the treatment arm as compared to the control arm, and there was a difference in mean values (p = 0.015.Administration of normobaric hyperoxia at FiO2 100% via an endotracheal tube for 3 hours is safe and efficacious in the treatment of pneumocephalus after posterior fossa surgery in the semisitting position. Largest benefit was found in elderly patients and particularly in older men.German Clinical Trials

  8. Simple technique for in field samples collection in the cases of skin rash illness and subsequent PCR detection of orthopoxviruses and varicella zoster virus.

    Catherine Dumont

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: In case of outbreak of rash illness in remote areas, clinically discriminating monkeypox (MPX from severe form of chickenpox and from smallpox remains a concern for first responders. OBJECTIVE: The goal of the study was therefore to use MPX and chickenpox outbreaks in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC as a test case for establishing a rapid and specific diagnosis in affected remote areas. METHODS: In 2008 and 2009, successive outbreaks of presumed MPX skin rash were reported in Bena Tshiadi, Yangala and Ndesha healthcare districts of the West Kasai province (DRC. Specimens consisting of liquid vesicle dried on filter papers or crusted scabs from healing patients were sampled by first responders. A field analytical facility was deployed nearby in order to carry out a real-time PCR (qPCR assay using genus consensus primers, consensus orthopoxvirus (OPV and smallpox-specific probes spanning over the 14 kD fusion protein encoding gene. A PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism was used on-site as backup method to confirm the presence of monkeypox virus (MPXV in samples. To complete the differential diagnosis of skin rash, chickenpox was tested in parallel using a commercial qPCR assay. In a post-deployment step, a MPXV-specific pyrosequencing was carried out on all biotinylated amplicons generated on-site in order to confirm the on-site results. RESULTS: Whereas MPXV proved to be the agent causing the rash illness outbreak in the Bena Tshiadi, VZV was the causative agent of the disease in Yangala and Ndesha districts. In addition, each on-site result was later confirmed by MPXV-specific pyrosequencing analysis without any discrepancy. CONCLUSION: This experience of rapid on-site dual use DNA-based differential diagnosis of rash illnesses demonstrates the potential of combining tests specifically identifying bioterrorism agents and agents causing natural outbreaks. This opens the way to rapid on-site DNA-based identification of a

  9. Impact of KRAS, BRAF, PIK3CA mutations, PTEN, AREG, EREG expression and skin rash in ≥ 2 line cetuximab-based therapy of colorectal cancer patients.

    Zacharenia Saridaki

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: To investigate the predictive significance of KRAS, BRAF, PIK3CA mutational status, AREG- EREG mRNA expression, PTEN protein expression and skin rash in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC patients treated with cetuximab containing salvage chemotherapy. METHODS: Primary tumors from 112 mCRC patients were analyzed. The worst skin toxicity during treatment was recorded. RESULTS: KRAS, BRAF and PIK3CA mutations were present in 37 (33%, 8 (7.2% and 11 (9.8% cases, respectively, PTEN was lost in 21 (19.8% cases, AREG and EREG were overexpressed in 48 (45% and 51 (49% cases. In the whole study population, time to tumor progression (TTP and overall survival (OS was significantly lower in patients with KRAS (p = 0.001 and p = 0.026, respectively or BRAF (p = 0.001 and p<0.0001, respectively mutant tumors, downregulation of AREG (p = 0.018 and p = 0.013, respectively or EREG (p = 0.002 and p = 0.004, respectively and grade 0-1 skin rash (p<0.0001 and p<0.0001, respectively. In KRAS wt patients TTP and OS was significantly lower in patients with BRAF (p = 0.0001 and p<0.0001, respectively mutant tumors, downregulation of AREG (p = 0.021 and p = 0.004, respectively or EREG (p = 0.0001 and p<0.0001, respectively and grade 0-1 skin rash (p<0.0001 and p<0.0001, respectively. TTP was significantly lower in patients with PIK3CA mutations (p = 0.01 or lost PTEN (p = 0.002. Multivariate analysis revealed KRAS (Hazard Ratio [HR] 4.3, p<0.0001, BRAF mutation (HR: 5.1, p<0.0001, EREG low expression (HR: 1.6, p = 0.021 and absence of severe/moderate skin rash (HR: 4.0, p<0.0001 as independent prognostic factors for decreased TTP. Similarly, KRAS (HR 2.9, p = 0.01, BRAF mutation (HR: 3.0, p = 0.001, EREG low expression (HR: 1.7, p = 0.021, absence of severe/moderate skin rash (HR: 3.7, p<0.0001 and the presence of undifferantited tumours (HR: 2.2, p = 0.001 were revealed as independent prognostic factors for decreased OS. CONCLUSIONS: These results

  10. Preoperative diffuse leptomeningeal spread in a medulloblastoma: Paraplegia following surgery for posterior fossa and call for newer management protocols

    Pravin Salunke


    Full Text Available Management of patients with medulloblastoma presenting with multiple metastasis in subarachnoid space preoperatively is unclear. An 11-year-old boy presented with vermian medulloblastoma with an unusually long segment cervico-dorsal lesion and suprasellar lesion. The child underwent a posterior fossa craniotomy (prone position and excision of vermian mass. He developed paraplegia in the immediate postoperative period, the possible causes for which are being discussed. Besides, treatment options for patients presenting with disseminated disease preoperatively have been highlighted. Preoperative chemotherapy to downstage such lesions may be tried and such complications could be avoided.

  11. Torsion of an Abdominal-Wall Pedunculated Lipoma: A Rare Differential Diagnosis for Right Iliac Fossa Pain

    Daniel Lee John Bunker


    Full Text Available Pedunculated lipomas arising from the peritoneal wall are a rare finding during abdominal surgery. These benign tumours of mesenchymal origin can arise anywhere in the body and are usually asymptomatic. We present a case of a torted, pedunculated parietal wall lipoma in the right iliac fossa that gave rise to a clinical diagnosis of appendicitis. To our knowledge, such a case has never been reported in the literature previously. We suggest that torsion of a pedunculated parietal lipoma is a rare differential of acute abdominal pain.

  12. Torsion of an abdominal-wall pedunculated lipoma: a rare differential diagnosis for right iliac fossa pain.

    Bunker, Daniel Lee John; Ilie, Victor George; Halder, Tushar K


    Pedunculated lipomas arising from the peritoneal wall are a rare finding during abdominal surgery. These benign tumours of mesenchymal origin can arise anywhere in the body and are usually asymptomatic. We present a case of a torted, pedunculated parietal wall lipoma in the right iliac fossa that gave rise to a clinical diagnosis of appendicitis. To our knowledge, such a case has never been reported in the literature previously. We suggest that torsion of a pedunculated parietal lipoma is a rare differential of acute abdominal pain.

  13. Spinal level of myelomeningocele lesion as a contributing factor in posterior fossa volume, intracranial cerebellar volume, and cerebellar ectopia.

    Sweeney, Kieron J


    McLone and Knepper\\'s unified theory of Chiari malformation Type II (CM-II) describes how the loss of CSF via the open posterior neuropore fails to create adequate distending pressure for the developing rhomboencephalic vesicle. The authors of the present article describe the relationship between the posterior fossa volume and intracranial cerebellar volume as being related to the distance from the obex of the fourth ventricle to the myelomeningocele lesion using a common mathematical model, the Hagen-Poiseuille law.

  14. Chronic subdural hematoma of the posterior fossa associated with cerebellar hemorrhage: report of rare disease with MRI findings Hematoma subdural crônico de fossa posterior associado a hemorragia cerebelar espontânea: relato de doença rara com achados de RNM

    Leodante B. Costa Jr


    Full Text Available Chronic subdural hematoma of the posterior fossa is an uncommon entity, and spontaneous lesions are very rarely described, occurring mostly during anticoagulation therapy. The association of the posterior fossa chronic subdural hematoma with spontaneous parenchymal hemorrhage without anticoagulation therapy was never related in the literature, to our knowledge. We describe a case of a 64 year-old woman who suffered a spontaneous cerebellar hemorrhage, treated conservatively, and presented 1 month later with a chronic subdural posterior fossa hematoma.Hematomas subdurais da fossa posterior são lesões raras, mais comumente relacionadas com traumas graves. A ocorrência de hematomas subdurais crônicos na fossa posterior é muito rara, sendo descritos 15 casos até o momento, boa parte relacionada ao uso de anticoagulantes. Em nossa revisão da literatura, não pudemos encontrar nenhum relato da associação entre hematoma subdural crônico da fossa posterior e hemorragia cerebelar espontânea. Relatamos o caso de paciente de 64 anos com hematoma intraparenquimatoso cerebelar tratado conservadoramente e hematoma subdural crônico, tratado cirurgicamente, cerca de 1 mês após o acidente vascular cerebelar.

  15. 88例登革热患者皮疹特点分析%Analysis of skin rashes in 88 patients with dengue fever


    目的:观察登革热患者的皮疹特点,探讨登革热皮疹发生的相关因素。方法对住院的登革热患者进行皮疹观察,搜集临床和实验室数据,进行统计分析。结果共纳入127例登革热患者,出现皮疹88例(69.29%),皮疹大多在发热后5~7 d出现,平均为(5.06±2.50)d;其中有37例(42.05%)在发热时即出现,有51例(57.95%)在体温消退后出现。有瘙痒感48例(54.55%),无瘙痒感39例(44.32%),1例自觉全身针刺感。皮疹类型多样,其中出现双手掌充血性红斑、斑疹的患者26例(29.55%),可能为该病的特征性皮疹;皮疹初发部位多在双下肢,具体消退顺序不详。皮疹的发生与血小板、丙氨酸转氨酶、天冬氨酸转氨酶3个指标的差异具有统计学意义。皮疹的类型及有无瘙痒与白细胞、中性粒细胞、血小板、ALT、AST之间的差异无统计学意义。结论登革热皮疹的表现多样,双手掌充血性红斑、斑疹可能为登革热较特异的皮疹。%Objective To investigate skin rash characteristics in patients with dengue fever, and to explore factors associated with the occurrence of skin rashes in dengue fever. Methods Skin rashes were observed in 127 hospitalized patients with dengue fever. Clinical and laboratory data were collected from these patients. Statistical analysis was carried out by using a two-sample t-test and chi-square test with the SPSS16.0 software. Results Out of the 127 inpatients, 88 (69.29%)had skin rashes, which usually developed within 5-7 (average, 5.06 ± 2.50)days after fever onset. Among the 88 patients, 37(42.05%)developed skin rashes during fever, while 51(57.95%)after the drop of body temperature. Moreover, 48 (54.55%) patients complained of itching, while 39 (44.32%) never felt itch, and 1 complained of a tingling sensation all over the body. The type of skin rashes was various. Congestive erythema

  16. A new method to explore the spectral impact of the piriform fossae on the singing voice: benchmarking using MRI-based 3D-printed vocal tracts.

    Bertrand Delvaux

    Full Text Available The piriform fossae are the 2 pear-shaped cavities lateral to the laryngeal vestibule at the lower end of the vocal tract. They act acoustically as side-branches to the main tract, resulting in a spectral zero in the output of the human voice. This study investigates their spectral role by comparing numerical and experimental results of MRI-based 3D printed Vocal Tracts, for which a new experimental method (based on room acoustics is introduced. The findings support results in the literature: the piriform fossae create a spectral trough in the region 4-5 kHz and act as formants repellents. Moreover, this study extends those results by demonstrating numerically and perceptually the impact of having large piriform fossae on the sung output.

  17. A new method to explore the spectral impact of the piriform fossae on the singing voice: benchmarking using MRI-based 3D-printed vocal tracts.

    Delvaux, Bertrand; Howard, David


    The piriform fossae are the 2 pear-shaped cavities lateral to the laryngeal vestibule at the lower end of the vocal tract. They act acoustically as side-branches to the main tract, resulting in a spectral zero in the output of the human voice. This study investigates their spectral role by comparing numerical and experimental results of MRI-based 3D printed Vocal Tracts, for which a new experimental method (based on room acoustics) is introduced. The findings support results in the literature: the piriform fossae create a spectral trough in the region 4-5 kHz and act as formants repellents. Moreover, this study extends those results by demonstrating numerically and perceptually the impact of having large piriform fossae on the sung output.

  18. Computed Tomographic Evaluation of Condylar Symmetry and Condyle-Fossa Relationship of the Temporomandibular Joint in Subjects with Normal Occlusion and Malocclusion: A Comparative Study

    Ponnada, Swaroopa Rani; Gaddam, Kranthi Praveen Raju; Perumalla, Kiran; Khan, Imran; Mohammed, Naqeed Abdul


    Introduction The relationship of the condyle and the mandibular fossa differs in shape with type of malocclusion and skeletal pattern. A review of literature shows till date there are no studies on Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) condyle-fossa relation to the type of malocclusion based on growth pattern. Computed Tomography (CT) provides optimal imaging of the osseous components of the TMJ. Aim The purpose of this study was to investigate the condyle-fossa relationship and the dimensional and positional symmetries between the right and left condyles in subjects with normal occlusion and malocclusion in different growth patterns utilizing the CT scans of the TMJ. Materials and Methods Sixty subjects with age group of 18-30 years were selected for the study. The sample was divided into three groups based on overbite and growth pattern. The groups included 20 subjects with normal occlusion and average growth pattern, 20 patients with horizontal growth pattern and deep bite, 20 patients with vertical growth pattern and deep bite. The depth of the mandibular fossa, the condyle-fossa relationship, and the concentric position of the condyles were evaluated by the images obtained from the sagittal slices. ANOVA was performed to assess the significance. If it was found significant, post-hoc Tukey’s test was performed to see which two groups were statistically significant. Results No statistically significant difference was found in the anterior joint space and the superior joint space in horizontal and vertical growers with deep bite. Statistically significant (p <0.05) posterior positioning of the condyles was observed (nonconcentric positioning) in vertical growers with deep bite. Conclusion There is a significant change in the position of the condyle in vertical growers compared to average and horizontal growers. Left condyle is more anteriorly placed than the right condyle in all the three groups. There is no significant change in the vertical depth of the mandibular

  19. Formações venosas superficiais da fossa cubital: aspectos de interesse para a prática da Enfermagem

    Nilton Alves


    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo é contribuir para o conhecimento que auxilie o profissional de enfermagem na identificação dos tipos mais comuns de formações venosas da região da fossa cubital e, ainda, enfocar a importância de estar sempre atento aos casos pouco comuns como o aqui relatado. Através de uma revisão bibliográfica, constatamos que as formações venosas dessa região podem ser classificadas em 5 tipos mais comuns, sendo o tipo II o mais frequente. Constatamos ainda, que a VICo é o local de punção mais indicado, seguido pela VIB. Descrevemos também uma variação anatômica, onde observamos ausência de comunicação entre VC e VB no nível da fossa cubital e VIA drenando na VB, estando presente a VCA.

  20. A case of symptomatic mass in the right iliac fossa: a Bermuda Triangle which often lies the right diagnosis.

    Panarese, Alessandra; Pironi, Daniele; Pontone, Stefano; Vendettuoli, Maurizio; De Cristofaro, Flaminia; Antonelli, Manila; Romani, Annamaria; Filippini, Angelo


    Disease of the iliac fossa can often be accompanied by non-specific symptoms and some of these are exclusively caused by the compression of bulky masses of other neighboring structures. In young women a differential diagnosis is a non trivial task as several possible causes have to be taken into account. Thus, intraligamentary tumors, which are extremely rare finding, are frequently confused with uterus, ovary or intestinal tumors. Even if myomas are the most benign tumors of the female genital tract, broad ligament leiomyomas are an unusual finding in women of reproductive age. These tumors are often asymptomatic until they reach a volume likely to cause symptoms related to the mass pressure. An accurate patient's anamnesis and examination serve as a guide to further examinations. Ultrasound is the first line imaging as it can show ovarian or other pelvic mass and doesn't involve exposure to radiations in young patients, who can be pregnant. We describe the clinical presentation and imaging features of a broad ligament leiomyoma, which presented as an inguinal mass in a patient with a right iliac fossa pain. We also report our diagnostic process performing the differential diagnosis with other potential pathologies of RIF. In these cases, a preoperative disease classification discriminating the benign or malignant tumor nature is closely linked to the proper patient management.

  1. Ultrasonographic and magnetic resonance imaging findings of transitional ceII carcinoma arising at penile fossa navicularis: case report

    Lee, Seung Woo; Cho, Jae Ho; Jang, Han Won; Kim, Dong Sug; Moon, Gi Hak [College of Medicine, Yeungnam Univ., Daegu (Korea, Republic of)


    Primary carcinoma of the male urethra are rare. Among the malignant tumors of the male urethra, squamous cell carcinoma is the most common. Transitional cell carcinoma is very rare, particularly in the distal urethra. We experienced a case of distal urethral transitional cell carcinoma, arising at the fossa navicuIaris of the penis, which we report here with a review of the literature. A 68-year-old male patient presented with bloody discharge from the prepuce for 1 month. Ultrasonography showed a poorly marginating, heterogeneous mass, invading the glans penis and the corpus spongiosum. The mass encircled the glandular urethra of the penis glans, and obstructed the glandular urethra and the fossa navicularis. A Doppler ultrasonogram revealed hypervascularity in this mass. The mass was isointense to the corpus carvernosum on the T1-weighted images and slightly hypointense to the corpus carvernosum on the T2-weighted images. Contrast-enhanced MR imaging showed a poorly enhancing mass in the glans penis. This mass was confirmed as a transitional cell carcinoma by histologic study and a partial penectomy was performed.

  2. Endoscopic approach-routes in the posterior fossa cisterns through the retrosigmoid keyhole craniotomy: an anatomical study.

    Kurucz, Peter; Baksa, Gabor; Patonay, Lajos; Thaher, Firas; Buchfelder, Michael; Ganslandt, Oliver


    Endoscopy in cerebellopontine angle surgery is an increasingly used technique. Despite of its advantages, the shortcomings arising from the complex anatomy of the posterior fossa are still preventing its widespread use. To overcome these drawbacks, the goal of this study was to define the anatomy of different endoscopic approaches through the retrosigmoid craniotomy and their limitations by surgical windows. Anatomical dissections were performed on 25 fresh human cadavers to describe the main approach-routes. Surgical windows are spaces surrounded by neurovascular structures acting as a natural frame and providing access to deeper structures. The approach-routes are trajectories starting at the craniotomy and pointing to the lesion, passing through certain windows. Twelve different windows could be identified along four endoscopic approach-routes. The superior route provides access to the structures of the upper pons, lower mesencephalon, and the upper neurovascular complex through the suprameatal, superior cerebellar, and infratrigeminal windows. The supratentorial route leads to the basilar tip and some of the suprasellar structures via the ipsi- and contralateral oculomotor and dorsum sellae windows. The central endoscopic route provides access to the middle pons and the middle neurovascular complex through the inframeatal, AICA, and basilar windows. The inferior endoscopic route is the pathway to the medulla oblongata and the lower neurovascular complex through the accessory, hypoglossal, and foramen magnum windows. The anatomy and limitations of each surgical windows were described in detail. These informations are essential for safe application of endoscopy in posterior fossa surgery through the retrosigmoid approach.

  3. Dimensions of the posterior fossa in patients symptomatic for Chiari I malformation but without cerebellar tonsillar descent

    Sekula L Kathleen


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Chiari I malformation (CMI is diagnosed by rigid radiographic criteria along with appropriate clinical symptomatology. The aim of this study was to investigate the dimensions of the posterior cranial fossa in patients without significant tonsillar descent but with symptoms comparable to CMI. Methods Twenty-two patients with signs and symptoms comparable to CMI but without accepted radiographic criteria of tonsillar descent > 3–5 mm were referred to our clinic for evaluation. A history and physical examination were performed on all patients. In reviewing their MRI scans, nine morphometric measurements were recorded. The measurements were compared to measurements from a cohort of twenty-five individuals with cranial neuralgias from our practice. Results For patients with Chiari-like symptomatology, the following statistically significant abnormalities were identified: reduced length of the clivus, reduced length of basisphenoid, reduced length of basiocciput, and increased angle of the tentorium. Multiple morphometric studies have demonstrated similar findings in CMI. Conclusion The current classification of CMI is likely too restrictive. Preliminary morphologic data suggests that a subgroup of patients exists with tonsillar descent less than 3 mm below the foramen magnum but with congenitally hypoplastic posterior fossa causing symptomatology consistent with CMI.

  4. Polygonal ridge networks on Mars: Diversity of morphologies and the special case of the Eastern Medusae Fossae Formation

    Kerber, Laura; Dickson, James L.; Head, James W.; Grosfils, Eric B.


    Polygonal ridge networks, also known as boxwork or reticulate ridges, are found in numerous locations and geological contexts across Mars. Distinguishing the morphologies and geological context of the ridge networks sheds light on their potential as astrobiological and mineral resource sites of interest. The most widespread type of ridge morphology is characteristic of the Nili Fossae and Nilosyrtis region and consists of thin, criss-crossing ridges with a variety of heights, widths, and intersection angles. They are found in ancient Noachian terrains at a variety of altitudes (between -2500 and 2200 m) and geographic locations and are likely to be chemically altered fracture planes or mineral veins. They occur in the same general areas as valley networks and ancient lake basins, but they are not more numerous where these water-related features are concentrated, and can appear in places where th morphologies are absent. Similarly, some of the ridge networks are located near hydrated mineral detections, but there is not a one-to-one correlation. Smaller, light-toned ridges of variable widths have been found in Gale Crater and other rover sites and are interpreted to be smaller versions of the Nili-like ridges, mostly formed by the mineralization of fractures. This type of ridge is likely to be found in many other places on Mars as more high-resolution data become available. Sinus Meridiani contains many flat-topped ridges arranged into quasi-circular patterns. The ridges are eroding from a clay-rich unit, and could be formed by a similar process as the Nili-type ridges, but at a much larger scale and controlled by fractures made through a different process. Hellas Basin is host to a fourth type of ridge morphology consisting of large, thick, light-toned ridges forming regular polygons at several superimposed scales. While still enigmatic, these are most likely to be the result of sediment-filled fractures. The Eastern Medusae Fossae Formation contains large swaths

  5. O papel do acesso via fossa média no tratamento da paralisia facial traumática The role of the middle fossa approach in the management of traumatic facial paralysis

    Ricardo Ferreira Bento


    Full Text Available Há vários aspectos controversos no tratamento da paralisia facial traumática. Um destes é a natureza precisa da intervenção cirúrgica a ser usada, uma vez que a decisão de ser realizada tenha sido feita. FORMA DE ESTUDO: Clínico retrospectivo. OBJETIVOS E MÉTODOS: Entre o período de junho de 1984 e junho de 1993, 220 casos de paralisia facial traumática com boa função coclear foram tratados na Universidade de São Paulo pela seguinte técnica cirúrgica: descompressão dos segmentos mastóideo e timpânico através do acesso transmastoídeo e descompressão do gânglio geniculado e dos 50% distais do segmento labiríntico, usando-se o acesso pela fossa média. Apresentamos uma revisão de literatura e a discussão e resultados de nosso trabalho.Management of traumatic facial paralysis has several controversial aspects. One of these is the precise nature of surgical intervention to be used once the decision to operate has been made. STUDY DESIGN: chart review. AIMS AND METHODS: Between June 1984 and June 1993, 220 cases of traumatic facial paralysis with good cochlear reserve were treated at the University of São Paulo by the following surgical approach: decompression of the tympanic and mastoid segments by the transmastoid approach and decompression of the geniculate ganglion and the distal 50% of the labyrinthine segment by the middle fossa approach. We present a review of the literature and a discussion and results of our management.

  6. Teratoma of the posterior fossa CT and MR aspects A case. Teratoma de fosa posterior: Aspectos en TC y RM. A proposito de un caso

    Pina, J.I.; Feijoo, R.; Lasierra, R.; Medrano, J.; Benito, J.L. de (Hospital Clinico Universitario Zaragoza. (Spain))


    The CT and MR findings are reported for a patient diagnosed as having teratoma of the posterior fossa with onset in the form of intracranial hypertension. The objective of this article is to report the detection of the lesion, as well as its origin in the closure defect of the cranial cavity with the formation of a cutaneous fistula, and review the recent literature.

  7. Head CT: Image quality improvement of posterior fossa and radiation dose reduction with ASiR - comparative studies of CT head examinations

    Guzinski, Maciej; Waszczuk, Lukasz; Sasiadek, Marek J. [Wroclaw Medical University, Department of General Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, Wroclaw (Poland)


    To evaluate head CT protocol developed to improve visibility of the brainstem and cerebellum, lower bone-related artefacts in the posterior fossa and maintain patient radioprotection. A paired comparison of head CT performed without Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction (ASiR) and a clinically indicated follow-up with 40 % ASiR was acquired in one group of 55 patients. Patients were scanned in the axial mode with different scanner settings for the brain and the posterior fossa. Objective image quality analysis was performed with signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR). Subjective image quality analysis was based on brain structure visibility and evaluation of the artefacts. We achieved 19 % reduction of total DLP and significantly better image quality of posterior fossa structures. SNR for white and grey matter in the cerebellum were 34 % to 36 % higher, respectively, CNR was improved by 142 % and subjective analyses were better for images with ASiR. When imaging parameters are set independently for the brain and the posterior fossa imaging, ASiR has a great potential to improve CT performance: image quality of the brainstem and cerebellum is improved, and radiation dose for the brain as well as total radiation dose are reduced. (orig.)

  8. [Prognostic relevance of body mass index and rash for patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer under therapy with erlotinib].

    Böker, B; Lüders, H; Grohé, C


    Tyrosine kinase inhibition (TKI) such as erlotinib is a well established treatment option in the palliative care of patients with non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Histology and sex have been associated with different prognostic outcome measures in patients treated with erlotinib. Furthermore, the degree of rash, developed during treatment might be a relevant marker in respect to tumor response. To dissect these clinical relevant features we analysed a cohort of 275 patients treated with erlotinib in different lines of chemotherapy in our hospital. Nutrition status plays an important role in the prognosis of patients in a palliative chemotherapeutic setting, we therefore included body mass index measurements (BMI) in our analysis. We found that BMI and smoking status influence different survival patterns. Male patients have a poorer survival based on low BMI, rash development and smoking status. We therefore conclude that both nutritional and smoking status should be taken into account in the surveillance of patients with NSCLC in a palliative therapeutic setting under TKI treatment.

  9. Edema agudo de pulmão secundário a tumor de fossa posterior: registro de um caso

    Antonio Cesar G. Borges


    Full Text Available É relatada a observação de uma paciente de 44 anos de idade com quadro clínico de edema de pulmão secundário a meningioma situado na fossa posterior. São feitos comentários sobre a importância da gasometria arterial realizada no período pré e pós-operatório e especialmente sobre o gradiente alvéolo-arterial de oxigênio que serve de guia na avaliação clínica do paciente neurocirúrgico, particularmente nos casos de edema pulmonar não cardiogênico.

  10. Posterior fossa decompression with tonsillectomy in 104 cases of basilar impression, Chiari malformation and/or syringomyelia

    José Alberto Gonçalves da Silva


    Full Text Available The prime objective in the surgical treatment of basilar impression (BI, Chiari malformation (CM and/or syringomyelia (SM is based on the restoration of the normal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF dynamics at the craniovertebral junction through the creation of a large artificial cisterna magna. A small suboccipital craniectomy has been emphasized to avoid caudal migration of the hindbrain structures into the vertebral canal. Nevertheless, the results showed downward migration of the hindbrain related to that type of craniectomy. The authors present, otherwise, the results of 104 cases of BI, CM and/or SM, whose surgical treatment was characterized by a large craniectomy with the patient in the sitting position, tonsillectomy, large opening of the fourth ventricle and duraplasty with creation of a large artificial cisterna magna. A significant upward migration of the posterior fossa structures was detected by postoperative magnetic resonance imaging.

  11. Delayed migration of K-wire into popliteal fossa used for tension band wiring of patellar fracture

    Sanjay Meena; Hira Lal Nag; Senthil Kumar; Nilesh Barwar; Samarth Mittal; Amit Singla


    Breakage of K-wires and stainless steel wires which are used for fracture fixation is not uncommon,but migration is rare.We report a case of migration of broken K-wire used for patella tension band wiring to the popliteal fossa.The broken hardware was removed surgically.We would like to suggest that K-wire and wire fixation used for treatment ofpatellar fractures can migrate into the posterior compartment of the knee and cause clinical symptoms.Close clinical and radiological follow-up after internal fixation to identify the presence of hardware breakage or movement and removal of wires once fracture has united can avert such complications.

  12. Laparoscopic repair for a previously unreported form of ventral hernia on the right iliac fossa in an elderly emaciated woman.

    Yokoyama, T; Kobayashi, A; Shimizu, A; Motoyama, H; Miyagawa, S


    An 81-year-old emaciated woman was admitted to our hospital with a one-year history of recurrent bilateral inguinal swellings. Palpable lumps were observed not only in bilateral groin areas, but also on the right iliac fossa (RIF) of her abdomen. During a planned transabdominal preperitoneal laparoscopic herniorrhaphy, a previously unreported form of ventral hernia was observed at a position lateral and cranial to the right internal inguinal ring, which probably corresponded to the palpable lump on the RIF. The hernia orifice was 2 cm in diameter, and a vascular structure ran through the orifice. The contents of the hernia consisted of fatty tissue arising from the retroperitoneal tissue. Routine exploration revealed orifices of the following hernias: left indirect, right direct, bilateral femoral, bilateral obturator, and right Spigelian hernia. Her postoperative course was uneventful and a mass on the right lower quadrant disappeared after operation.

  13. Three-dimensional assessment of mandibular and glenoid fossa changes after bone-anchored Class III intermaxillary traction

    De Clerck, Hugo; Nguyen, Tung; de Paula, Leonardo Koerich; Cevidanes, Lucia


    Introduction Conventional treatment for young Class III patients involves extraoral devices designed to either protract the maxilla or restrain mandibular growth. The use of skeletal anchorage offers a promising alternative to obtain orthopedic results with fewer dental compensations. Our aim was to evaluate 3-dimensional changes in the mandibles and the glenoid fossae of Class III patients treated with bone-anchored maxillary protraction. Methods Twenty-five consecutive skeletal Class III patients between the ages of 9 and 13 years (mean age, 11.10 ± 1.1 year) were treated with Class III intermaxillary elastics and bilateral miniplates (2 in the infrazygomatic crests of the maxilla and 2 in the anterior mandible). The patients had cone-beam computed tomography images taken before initial loading and at the end of active treatment. Three-dimensional models were generated from these images, registered on the anterior cranial base, and analyzed by using color maps. Results Posterior displacement of the mandible at the end of treatment was observed in all subjects (posterior ramus: mean, 2.74 ± 1.36 mm; condyles: mean, 2.07 ± 1.16 mm; chin: mean, −0.13 ± 2.89 mm). Remodeling of the glenoid fossa at the anterior eminence (mean, 1.38 ± 1.03 mm) and bone resorption at the posterior wall (mean, −1.34 ± 0.6 mm) were observed in most patients. Conclusions This new treatment approach offers a promising alternative to restrain mandibular growth for Class III patients with a component of mandibular prognathism or to compensate for maxillary deficiency in patients with hypoplasia of the midface. Future studies with long-term follow-up and comparisons with facemask and chincup therapies are needed to better understand the treatment effects. PMID:22748987

  14. Shallow hydrothermal alteration and permeability changes in pyroclastic deposits: a case study at La Fossa cone (Vulcano island, Italy):

    Cangemi, Marianna; Madonia, Paolo; Speziale, Sergio; Oliveri, Ygor


    La Fossa cone at Vulcano, the southernmost island of the Aeolian volcanic archipelago (Italy), has been characterized by an intense fumarolic activity since its last eruption dated 1888-90. Mineralogical alteration induced by shallow hydrothermal circulation has significantly reduced the permeability of the volcanic products, causing important feedbacks on the circulation of fluids in the shallowest portion of the volcanic edifice. The summit area of the cone is sealed by a quite continuous coating surface, fostering the condensation of hydrothermal fluids inside the volcanic edifice. The combination of fractures and volcano-stratigraphic discontinuities, conveying hydrothermal fluids, makes significant rock volumes prone to slide seaward, as occurred in 1988 during the main unrest experienced by Vulcano island since its last eruption. Similar instability conditions are found over the Forgia Vecchia crater rim area, formed by phreatic activity on the NE flank of the cone, where tensile fracturing and hydrothermal circulation interacts with mutual negative feedbacks. In the behalf of the DPC-INGV V3 Project 2012-15 we investigated the mineralogical composition and the hydraulic conductivity (under saturated conditions) of volcanic deposits potentially prone to hydrothermal fluid circulation, for evaluating their ability in retaining water, creating favourable conditions for gravitational instability. We also measured rainfall rate and volumetric soil moisture content in two automated stations located in different areas, with and without active hydrothermal circulation. We found that hydrothermal alteration transforms volcanic products into clay minerals, significantly reducing permeability of volcanic deposits. Argillified volcanic materials show background water contents, modulated by impulsive increments following rainfalls, higher than unaltered pyroclastic deposits, due to the combination of lower permeability and direct condensation of hydrothermal vapour. The

  15. Intraoperative somatosensory evoked potential recovery following opening of the fourth ventricle during posterior fossa decompression in Chiari malformation: case report.

    Grossauer, Stefan; Koeck, Katharina; Vince, Giles H


    The most appropriate surgical technique for posterior fossa decompression in Chiari malformation (CM) remains a matter of debate. Intraoperative electrophysiological studies during posterior fossa decompression of Type I CM (CM-I) aim to shed light on the entity's pathomechanism as well as on the ideal extent of decompression. The existing reports on this issue state that significant improvement in conduction occurs after craniotomy in all cases, but additional durotomy contributes a further improvement in only a minority of cases. This implies that craniotomy alone might suffice for clinical improvement without the need of duraplasty or even subarachnoid manipulation at the level of the craniocervical junction. In contrast to published data, the authors describe the case of a 32-year-old woman who underwent surgery for CM associated with extensive cervicothoracic syringomyelia and whose intraoperative somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) did not notably improve after craniotomy or following durotomy; rather, they only improved after opening of the fourth ventricle and restoration of CSF flow through the foramen of Magendie. Postoperatively, the patient recovered completely from her preoperative neurological deficits. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of significant SSEP recovery after opening the fourth ventricle in the decompression of a CM-I. The electrophysiological and operative techniques are described in detail and the findings are discussed in the light of available literature. The authors conclude that there might be a subset of CM-I patients who require subarachnoid dissection at the level of the craniocervical junction to benefit clinically. Prospective studies with detailed electrophysiological analyses seem warranted to answer the question regarding the best surgical approach in CM-I decompression.

  16. Investigation on accuracy of triage of the pediatric patients with rash%儿童皮肤科护士皮疹分诊识别状况调查

    王爱莲; 代冬平; 魏晓超; 李智慧


    目的 总结儿童皮疹的分诊识别经验,探讨提高皮疹分诊识别率的方法.方法 收集本院皮肤科门诊419例以皮疹就诊的患儿门诊资料,对其皮疹的特点、伴随症状、医生诊断以及分诊识别状况进行分析.结果 419例中,分诊判断与医生诊断符合319例,分诊识别率为76.13%.其中确诊为变态反应性皮肤病识别率为82.4%,确诊为病毒和细菌感染性疾病识别率为66.3%.分诊识别率排前5位的疾病依次为:湿疹,急性荨麻疹,药物疹,水痘,手足口病.结论 儿童皮疹可见于多种疾病,分诊护士应仔细观察皮疹的表现与特点,了解伴随症状,防止错误分诊.%Objective To summarize the experience of identifying rash of the pediatric patients and improve the recognition rate of rash.Methods A total of 419 pediatric outpatients with rash were recruited.The characteristics of rash,accompanying symptoms,doctors diagnose and the status of identify triage wereanalyzed.Results The average accuracy of triage of rash Was 76.13%.11le accuracy of triage of rash in allersic skin diseases was 82.4% and in viral or bacterial infectious disases was 66.3%.The top five triage diseases were eczenma,acute urticaria,drug rash,chicken pox,hand,foot and mouth disease.Conclusions Since the pediatric patients'rash con be found in a vailety of diseases,triage nurses should carefully observe the performance and characteristics of the rash in order to prevent errors triage.

  17. 颞下经岩前硬膜外入路相关中颅窝显微解剖%Two fans in middle cranial fossa: microsurgical anatomy of middle cranial fossa through subtemporal-transpetrosal extradural approach

    何鹏; 田继辉; 孙涛; 马东明


    Objective To study the anatomy of the middle cranial fossa through subtemporaltranspetrosal extradural approach. Methods Fixed in formalin, 20 sides of 10 Chinese adult cadaveric heads were filled with red and blue silica gel. Followed the subtemporal transpetrosal extradural approach,the manipulation was done. The extradural trajectory in middle fossa was exposed laterly to the arcuate eminence (AE) and posteriorly to the superior petrosal sinus. The petroclival region was seen after drilling the bone of Day quadrilateral while preserving the internal auditory canal (IAC), cochlea and internal carotid artery (ICA). The anatomy of middle cranial fossa was studied. Results (1) According to the shape and gasification, the arcuate eminence was classified to there types:Smooth-type, terrace-type and gravel-type. The relationship between arcuate eminence and superior semicircular canal was clear in the former two types. (2) The related structures in middle cranial fossa and petrosal bone could be described and linked systematically by two associated fans:anterior fan centered around the gasserian ganglion, posterior fan centered around the geniculater ganglion.(3)The internal auditory canal was in the posterior fan. The angle between GSPN and AE was 122.7°±7.6°(108.1°~137.5°). The angle between GSPN and interior border of IAC was 46.6°± 4.9°(35.0°~55.2°). Cochlea was located in the angle of GSPN and IAC.Conclusion Easier to be understood and momerized, all structures in the middle cranial fossa through subtemporal-transpetrosal extradural approach could be generalized by two fans.Identification of the interior border of IAC is more important in drilling of petrosal apex than that of the axis of IAC.%目的 利用颞下经岩前硬膜外入路研究中颅窝解剖结构之间的关系.方法 国人成人尸头湿标本10例20侧.模拟颞下经岩前硬膜外入路操作.磨除岩尖骨质,暴露并保留内听道(IAC)、耳蜗(Coch)、颈内动脉(ICA).

  18. One case of severe wheal rash induced by iron sucrose injection%蔗糖铁注射液致严重风团样皮疹1例

    俞璐; 徐锦龙; 王井玲; 张明; 马卫成


    1例25岁足月轻微贫血孕妇,既往体健,无药物、食物过敏史。患者顺产分娩,生命体征平稳。产后予蔗糖铁注射液改善贫血,约2 h后患者出现全身风团样皮疹,以腹部及四肢为主,伴有瘙痒。给予地塞米松磷酸钠注射液联合葡萄糖酸钙、维生素C抗过敏治疗,1 h后症状缓解。次日再次给予蔗糖铁注射液,输注10 min后风团样皮疹再次出现,症状部位表现同前。立即停用蔗糖铁注射液,予地塞米松磷酸钠注射液联合葡萄糖酸钙、维生素C抗过敏治疗4 d。患者之后无新发皮疹,原皮疹消退,不留痕迹。%One 25-year-old full-term pregnant woman with mild anaemia was healthy without drug and food allergies. She labored naturally with stable vital signs. Iron sucrose injection was given to improve postpartum anemia. About 2 hours, the patient developed systemic wheal rash accompanied with itching, which was mainly on abdomen and limbs. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate injection combined with calcium gluconate and vitamin C were given. One hour later, allergic symptoms relieved. Iron sucrose injection was given again next day, wheal rash appeared 10 minutes after administration. Then iron sucrose injection was immediately stopped and the above anti-allergic medicines were given to the patient. Four days later, the rash disappeared without trace.

  19. Reversibility of dopamine receptor antagonist-induced hyperprolactinemia and associated histological changes in Tg RasH2 wild-type mice.

    Krishna, Gopala; Ganiger, Shivaputhrappa; Kannan, Kamala; Gopalakrishnan, Gopa; Goel, Saryu


    The purpose of this study was to better understand the biological effects of increased prolactin levels induced in mice by dopamine D2 receptor antagonist molindone treatment. Toxicokinetics, prolactin levels, and reproductive tissue histology were evaluated in Tg rasH2 wild-type mice treated orally with molindone at 0, 5, 15, and 50mg/kg/day for 6 months, followed by a 2-month posttreatment recovery period. A greater than dose-proportional increase in molindone exposure ([AUC]0‒24) was observed on Day 180 for both sexes. Statistically significant (Phyperprolactinemia, including corpora lutea enlargement and interstitial cell atrophy in the ovaries, and atrophy of the uterus and vagina were observed on Day 180. These changes were reversed during the recovery period in the 5- and 15-mg/kg/day treatment groups. Mice receiving molindone at 50mg/kg/day also showed signs of reversal on histologic examination.

  20. Identifying the incidence of rash, Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis in patients taking lamotrigine: a systematic review of 122 randomized controlled trials*

    Bloom, Romi; Amber, Kyle T.


    Lamotrigine is an antiepileptic drug used for the treatment of epilepsy, bipolar disorder and numerous off-label uses. The development of rash significantly affects its use. The most concerning of these adverse reactions is Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis. We performed a systematic review of randomized controlled trials using lamotrigine as a monotherapy to quantify the incidence of cutaneous reactions, particularly Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis. Of a total of 4,364 papers regarding lamotrigine, 122 studies met our inclusion and exclusion criteria. In total, 18,698 patients were included with 1,570 (8.3%) of patients experiencing an adverse dermatologic reaction. The incidence of Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis was 0.04%. PMID:28225977

  1. Practical recommendation for rash and diarrhea management in Indian patients treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer

    P Parikh


    Full Text Available Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs are a pharmaceutical class of small molecules, orally available with manageable safety profile, approved worldwide for the treatment of several neoplasms, including lung, breast, kidney and pancreatic cancer as well as gastro-intestinal stromal tumours and chronic myeloid leukaemia. In recent years, management of lung cancer has been moving towards molecular-guided treatment, and the best example of this new approach is the use of the tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs in patients with mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR. The identification of molecular predictors of response can allow the selection of patients who will be the most likely to respond to these tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs. Gastrointestinal (GI adverse events (AEs are frequently observed in patients receiving EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy and are most impactful on the patient's quality of life. Dermatologic side effects are also relatively common among patients treated with EGFR inhibitors. Evidence has emerged in recent years to suggest that the incidence and severity of rash, positively correlated with response to treatment.These skin disorders are generally mild or moderate in severity and can be managed by appropriate interventions or by reducing or interrupting the dose. Appropriate and timely management make it possible to continue a patient's quality of life and maintain compliance; however if these adverse events (AEs are not managed appropriately, and become more severe, treatment cessation may be warranted compromising clinical outcome. Strategies to improve the assessment and management of TKI related skin AEs are therefore essential to ensure compliance with TKI therapy, thereby enabling patients to achieve optimal benefits. This article provides a consensus on practical recommendation for the prevention and management of diarrhoea and rash in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC patients receiving TKIs.

  2. Behandling af defaekationsblokade som følge af dyb fossa recto-genitalis med total baekkenbundsrekonstruktion med Prolene-net

    Møller, P; Monrad, H; Kehlet, H


    of the abdominal pain and dependence on morphine in two of the patients. Rectal compression resulting from an abnormally deep recto-genital fossa should be included in the differential diagnostic deliberations in patients with severe constipation and defaecation blockage. Complete reconstruction of the pelvic......The causes of severe defaecation blockage resulting from compression of the rectum and deep recto-genital fossa are reviewed and are illustrated by three patients who had previously undergone hysterectomy and who had incapacitating defaecation blockage and abdominal pain requiring morphine in two...... of the patients. The condition had not been diagnosed despite previous hospital contact for many years in two of the patients. Complete reconstruction of the pelvic floor with prolene net was performed. Subsequent defaecography showed normalization of defaecation without rectal compression and with relief...

  3. Controlateral cavernous syndrome, brainstem congestion and posterior fossa venous thrombosis with cerebellar hematoma related to a ruptured intracavernous carotid artery aneurysm.

    Aldea, Sorin; Guedin, Pierre; Roccatagliata, Luca; Boulin, Anne; Auliac, Stéphanie; Dupuy, Michel; Cerf, Charles; Gaillard, Stéphan; Rodesch, Georges


    Intracavernous carotid artery aneurysms (ICCAs) are rarely associated with life-threatening complications. We describe a 55-year-old woman who, after the rupture of an intracavernous carotid artery aneurysm, presented with a contralateral cavernous sinus syndrome and severe posterior fossa and spinal cord symptoms. Following parent artery occlusion, thrombosis of the posterior fossa and spinal cord veins caused a progressive worsening of the neurological status to a "locked-in" state. The patient fully recovered with anticoagulation therapy. Comprehension of the pathophysiological mechanism associated with the rupture of ICCA and early diagnosis of the related symptoms are essential in order to plan a correct treatment that includes the management of the aneurysm rupture and of possible complications related to venous thrombosis.

  4. Uncommon evolution of probable central nervous system histoplasmosis: from leptomeningitis to posterior fossa granuloma. A case report with magnetic resonance images; Evolucao incomum de provavel histoplasmose de sistema nervoso central: de leptomeningite para granuloma da fossa posterior. Relato de caso com imagens por ressonancia magnetica

    Carrilho, Paulo Eduardo Mestrinelli; Alves, Orival [Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Parana - UNIOESTE, Cascavel, PR (Brazil). Curso de Medicina. Disciplina de Neurologia e Neurocirurgia]. E-mail:; Budant, Manfredo [UNITOM - Unidade de Diagnostico por Imagem, Cascavel, PR (Brazil). Centro de Tomografia; Bozo, Marlon K.; Meirelles, Noel [Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Parana - UNIOESTE, Cascavel, PR (Brazil). Curso de Medicina; Bueno, Alexandre Galvao [ANATOM - Instituto de Anatomia Patologica de Cascavel, PR (Brazil)


    We report a case of a young immunocompetent patient with probable central nervous system histoplasmosis with evolutive peculiar findings seen on magnetic resonance imaging. Leptomeningeal thickening was initially observed which subsequently became a posterior fossa granuloma. The diagnosis of fungal infection was only reached by histopathological study and the treatment was based on long term therapy with fluconazole wth good initial response. (author)


    Bernadine eDonahue


    Full Text Available Purpose: Associations of RT deviations and outcomes in medulloblastoma have not been defined well, particularly in the era of reduced-dose CSI and chemotherapy. The aim of this study is to evaluate the quality of RT on CCG/POG 9961 and analyze associations of RT deviations with outcome.Methods and Materials: Major volume deviations were assessed based on the distance from specified anatomical region to field edge. We investigated associations of RT deviations with progression-free survival (PFS, overall survival (OS, and explored associations with demographics and clinical variables.Results: Of the 308 patients who were evaluable for volume deviations, 101 patients (33% did not have any. Of the remaining 207 patients, 50% had only minor deviations, 29% had only major deviations, and 21% had both minor and major deviations. Of the patients with major deviations, 73% had a single major deviation. The most common major deviation was in the cribriform plate region, followed by the posterior fossa; posterior fossa deviations resulted from treating less than whole posterior fossa. There were no significant differences in PFS or OS between patients with deviations and those without. There was no evidence of associations of deviations with patient age. Conclusions: Approximately one-third of patients had major volume deviations. There was no evidence of a significant association between these and outcome. This lack of correlation likely reflects the current high quality of radiation therapy delivered in COG institutions, our strict definition of volume deviations, and the relatively few instances of multiple major deviations in individual patients. In is noteworthy that the types of posterior fossa volume deviations observed in this study were not adversely associated with outcome. As we move forward, quality assurance will continue to play an important role to ensure that deviations on study do not influence study outcome.

  6. Shape variability of the adult human acetabulum and acetabular fossa related to sex and age by geometric morphometrics. Implications for adult age estimation.

    San-Millán, Marta; Rissech, Carme; Turbón, Daniel


    This study aims to explore shape variability of the acetabulum during the human adult life span, in relation to sex and age. The human acetabular shape was analysed in 682 os coxae from three different documented skeletal collections from the Iberian Peninsula. Two landmarks and thirty-two sliding semi-landmarks were used for the geometric morphometric procedures and a clock-wise standard was used for orientation. The 180° meridian (6:00) line was positioned over the midpoint of the acetabular notch and 36 reference points in 10° increments along the rim were marked. Data showed that size, sex and age significantly influence acetabular shape variation. Sex differences were significant in individuals younger than 65 years old and were characterised by males exhibiting relatively extended acetabular rim profiles from 10:00 to 1:00, narrower acetabular notches, and reduced acetabular fossae. In addition, three main age-related changes occurred to the acetabular shape in both sexes: outer acetabular profile modification, with extension from 10:00 to 1:00 and reduction from 7:00 to 9:00, acetabular notch narrowing, and acetabular fossa reduction. The age-related changes that were observed are shared by both sexes and seem to be related to bone production associated with age. Specifically, age appears to affect the entire border of the lunate surface: the acetabular rim, both acetabular horns, and the outer edge of the acetabular fossa. Furthermore, shape data confirmed the clover-leaf shape of the acetabular fossa in both males and females. These results improve our understanding of acetabular shape, and assist in refining age-estimation methods and enhancing hip surgery and rehabilitation.

  7. Delayed cerebrospinal fluid leak after watertight dural closure with a polyethylene glycol hydrogel dural sealant in posterior fossa surgery: case report.

    Jito, Junya; Nitta, Naoki; Nozaki, Kazuhiko


    A polyethylene glycol (PEG) hydrogel sealant recently has been approved as an adjunct to sutured dural closure in Japan. We treated consecutive six patients with PEG hydrogel sealant in posterior fossa operation. Three of six cases suffered delayed cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak after watertight dural closure with the PEG hydrogel sealant, although there was no leak case which was treated with fibrin glue, before 2 years until the adoption of the new material. These patients underwent posterior fossa craniotomy and discharged without remarkable CSF leak. The pseudomeningocele under the occipital wound caused the CSF leak occurr from 5th to 7th week postoperatively. All CSF leak cases needed surgical repair. At the repair, the PEG hydrogel was liquefied and almost absorbed. A fistula on the closure line and a dead space after the absorption of the PEG hydrogel was observed. When the absorbable PEG hydrogel sealant plugs in small gaps of sutured dura, its properties to prevent adhesion might suppress healing process of dural closure, so that CSF could leak through the gaps and collect as a pseudomeningocele in the dead space after absorption of the PEG hydrogel. In posterior fossa surgery a PEG hydrogel sealant should be applied when dural edges are closed tightly without any gaps.

  8. 股骨髁间窝的应用解剖及其临床研究%The applied anatomy and clinical study of femoral intercondylar fossa

    李健; 余世勇; 桂俊; 徐敏; 张加创; 董大翠; 吴昌清


    目的 探讨如何完善髌韧带中1/3重建前交叉韧带术式,防止重建韧带撞击现象的发生。方法 测量42侧和73侧正常干、湿性股骨髁间窝标本的横径、纵径及其相关值;通过对湿性膝关节标本股骨髁间窝与前交叉韧带和重建韧带解剖关系的观测,确定膝关节伸展时髁间窝与韧带发生撞击的部位。在髌韧带中1/3重建前交叉韧带的模拟和临床手术中,切除股骨髁间窝前外侧壁及顶部部分骨质,加宽加深髁间窝,保持重建韧带与其有5 mm间距。结果 临床应用19例中随访1年以上者11例,无1例出现重建韧带撞击现象,膝关节稳定性恢复良好。结论 股骨髁间窝扩大成形能有效地防止髁间窝对髌韧带的撞击,保证其顺利地替代前交叉韧带的功能。%Objective To improve reconstructive metho d of damaged anterior cruciate ligament and prevent the reconstructed ligament from being damaged. Methods Femoral intercondylar fossae were anatomized and measured in 42 dry samples and 73 undried ones for breadth, h eight and relative other values of it. Meanwhile the place of collision between femoral intercondylar fossa and ligament was found in straight knee joint positi on. After anatomical relations among femoral intercondylar fossa, anterior cruci ate ligament and reconstructed ligament were observed in undried knee joint samp les. Anterolateral and cupular part of intercondylar fossa was removed in the ex perimental and clinical application of middle bundle of patellar ligament recons tructing anterior cruciate ligament, which resulted in broadening and deepening intercondylar fossa in order to keep 5 mm interval between reconstructed ligamen t and femoral intercondylar fossa. Results Nineteen cases of damaged anterior cruciate ligament underwent the operation. Over one year fo llow-up amounted to 11 cases. There was no damage of reconstructed ligament and unstableness of knee

  9. A pruritic linear urticarial rash, fever, and systemic inflammatory disease in five adolescents: adult-onset still disease or systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis sine arthritis?

    Prendiville, Julie S; Tucker, Lori B; Cabral, David A; Crawford, Richard I


    The characteristic rash of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis is a transient erythematous eruption associated with a quotidian spiking fever. Usually asymptomatic, it can be pruritic, with dermatographism at sites of scratching or pressure. An illness similar to this entity in adults is designated adult-onset Still disease. The relationship between the pediatric and adult disease is uncertain and differences in case definition have evolved. Specifically, a sustained arthritis for at least 6 weeks is required for a diagnosis of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, whereas transient arthritis and arthralgia are accepted criteria in adult-onset Still disease. We describe five patients less than 16 years of age who presented with an acute illness characterized by fever and a distinctive skin eruption. Intense pruritus and linear erythematous lesions flared with a spiking fever, usually in the late afternoon and evening. Periorbital edema/erythema and nonlinear urticarial lesions were also seen. Two children had splinter hemorrhages of the nail beds and one girl developed a fixed, scaling, pigmented, linear eruption. Severe malaise, myalgia, arthralgia, and leukocytosis were present in every patient. Other systemic manifestations included sore throat, transient arthritis, abdominal pain, lymphadenopathy, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, hyperferritinemia, and hepatic dysfunction. No patient had a sustained arthritis. The course of the disease was variable. One patient, diagnosed with macrophage activation syndrome, recovered on oral naproxen. Two patients responded to systemic corticosteroid therapy. One girl developed status epilepticus and died from aspiration and asphyxia. A boy with severe hepatitis developed renal failure and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and was treated with plasmapheresis, dialysis, and systemic corticosteroids; he had recurrent episodes of rash and fever into adult life. These children did not fulfill the case definition of systemic

  10. Parasitic copepods in the nasal fossae of five fish species (Characiformes from the upper Paraná river floodplain, Paraná, Brazil = Copépodes parasitos de fossas nasais de cinco espécies de peixes (Characiformes da planície de inundação do alto rio Paraná, Paraná, Brasil

    Ana Carolina Figueiredo Lacerda


    Full Text Available The present work had the objective to study parasitic copepods in thenasal fossae of fish from the upper Paraná river floodplain. Fish were captured in different locations of the floodplain in March, June and September, 2004. A total of 73 specimens (Characiformes were collected, belonging to 4 distinct families and 5 species: Acestrorhynchus lacustris (Acestrorhynchidae, Schizodon borellii (Anostomidae, Prochilodus lineatus (Prochilodontidae, Serrasalmus marginatus and Serrasalmus maculatus (Serrasalmidae. Among 73 fishes examined, 53 were parasitized by nasal fossae copepods, varying from 1 to 146 parasites per host. Parasites found belonged to 3 known species: Gamidactylus jaraquensis Thatcher & Boeger, 1984; Gamispatulus schizodontis Thatcher & Boeger, 1984; and Rhinergasilus piranhus Boeger & Thatcher, 1988. There were differences in parasite corporal measurements and in the quantity of parasites per host in relation to copepod parasites from the Amazon region. The present study constitutes one of the few studies of identification of copepod parasites in the nasal fossae of fish from the Southern region of Brazil.O presente trabalho teve como objetivo o estudo de copépodes parasitos de fossas nasais de peixes da planície de inundação do alto Rio Paraná. As coletas foram realizadas em diversos pontos da planície nos meses de março, junho e setembro de 2004. Foram coletados 73 exemplares de peixes da ordem Characiformes, de quatrofamílias distintas, pertencentes a cinco espécies: Acestrorhynchus lacustris, Prochilodus lineatus, Schizodon borellii, Serrasalmus maculatus e Serrasalmus marginatus. Dentre os 73 peixes examinados, 53 encontravam-se parasitados por copépodes de fossas nasais,variando de 1 a 146 parasitos por peixe. Os parasitos encontrados pertenciam a três espécies conhecidas: Gamidactylus jaraquensis Thatcher & Boeger, 1984; Gamispatulus schizodontis Thatcher & Boeger, 1984 e Rhinergasilus piranhus Boeger & Thatcher

  11. Outcome on hearing and facial nerve function in microsurgical treatment of small vestibular schwannoma via the middle cranial fossa approach.

    Ginzkey, Christian; Scheich, Matthias; Harnisch, Wilma; Bonn, Verena; Ehrmann-Müller, Desiree; Shehata-Dieler, Wafaa; Mlynski, Robert; Hagen, Rudolf


    Encouraging results regarding hearing preservation and facial nerve function as well as increasing understanding of the natural behaviour of vestibular schwannomas have led to the recommendation of an early treatment in small VS. The aim of the present study was to evaluate current data on functional outcome of patients with small VS treated by middle cranial fossa (MCF) approach. A retrospective chart study of all cases treated by MCF approach between October 2007 and September 2011 was performed. Records were analyzed regarding demographical data, tumor size, hearing status, vestibular function and facial nerve function. Facial nerve function was classified according to the House-Brackmann scale (HB). Hearing status was classified according to the American Association of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and a modified classification of Gardner and Robertson (GR). Eighty-nine patients were included in the study; 41 % of VS was classified as intracanalicular (stage 1) and 59 % as stage 2. From 65 patients with a preoperative hearing status according to AAO-HNS A or B, 74 % still presented with A or B after surgery. Using a modified GR classification, from 70 patients categorized as class I or II prior to surgery, 70 % were still class I or II. Looking to the facial nerve function 1 week after surgery, 82 % of patients presented with HB 1 or 2. Three to twelve months later, 96 % demonstrated HB 1 or 2. A persisting facial palsy was recorded in four patients. Preoperative hearing status was evaluated as a prognostic factor for postoperative hearing, whereas no influence was detected in ABR, vestibular function and tumor length. Early diagnosis of small VS due to high-sensitive MRI requires the management of this tumor entity. Natural behaviour of VS in many cases demonstrates an increase of tumor size over time with deterioration of hearing status. The presented data underline the recommendation of an early surgical treatment in small VS as a valuable

  12. DTI fiber tractography of cerebro-cerebellar pathways and clinical evaluation of ataxia in childhood posterior fossa tumor survivors.

    Oh, Myung Eun; Driever, Pablo Hernáiz; Khajuria, Rajiv K; Rueckriegel, Stefan Mark; Koustenis, Elisabeth; Bruhn, Harald; Thomale, Ulrich-Wilhelm


    Pediatric posterior fossa (PF) tumor survivors experience long-term motor deficits. Specific cerebrocerebellar connections may be involved in incidence and severity of motor dysfunction. We examined the relationship between long-term ataxia as well as fine motor function and alteration of differential cerebellar efferent and afferent pathways using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and tractography. DTI-based tractography was performed in 19 patients (10 pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) and 9 medulloblastoma patients (MB)) and 20 healthy peers. Efferent Cerebello-Thalamo-Cerebral (CTC) and afferent Cerebro-Ponto-Cerebellar (CPC) tracts were reconstructed and analyzed concerning fractional anisotropy (FA) and volumetric measurements. Clinical outcome was assessed with the International Cooperative Ataxia Rating Scale (ICARS). Kinematic parameters of fine motor function (speed, automation, variability, and pressure) were obtained by employing a digitizing graphic tablet. ICARS scores were significantly higher in MB patients than in PA patients. Poorer ICARS scores and impaired fine motor function correlated significantly with volume loss of CTC pathway in MB patients, but not in PA patients. Patients with pediatric post-operative cerebellar mutism syndrome showed higher loss of CTC pathway volume and were more atactic. CPC pathway volume was significantly reduced in PA patients, but not in MB patients. Neither relationship was observed between the CPC pathway and ICARS or fine motor function. There was no group difference of FA values between the patients and healthy peers. Reduced CTC pathway volumes in our cohorts were associated with severity of long-term ataxia and impaired fine motor function in survivors of MBs. We suggest that the CTC pathway seems to play a role in extent of ataxia and fine motor dysfunction after childhood cerebellar tumor treatment. DTI may be a useful tool to identify relevant structures of the CTC pathway and possibly avoid surgically induced long

  13. Effect of Topical Application of the Cream Containing Magnesium 2% on Treatment of Diaper Dermatitis and Diaper Rash in Children A Clinical Trial Study

    Nourbakhsh, Seyyed Mohammad-Kazem; Rouhi-Boroujeni, Hojjatollah; Kheiri, Maryam; Mobasheri, Mahmoud; Shirani, Majid; Ahrani, Saeedeh; Karami, Javad


    Introduction Diaper dermatitis is referred to the inflammation in outer layers of the skin in the perineal area, lower abdomen, and inner thighs. The lesions are maculopapular and usually itchy, which could cause bacterial or candida infection, and predispose the infants to penis or vaginal and urinary infection and lead to discomfort, irritability, and restlessness. The drugs which have been so far administered for this disease (topical steroids) cause special complications for the sensitive skin in this area. Magnesium (Mg) is known for its anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties. Aim The aim of the present study was to study the effect of the cream containing Mg 2% on treatment of diaper dermatitis and diaper rash in children. Materials and Methods In this clinical trial study, 64 children aged less than two years old with diaper dermatitis referring Paediatric Ward of Hajar Hospital were randomly assigned to two groups of 32. Group one was treated with the combined cream Mg 2% and Calendula and group two with Calendula cream alone. The duration of recovery was compared between the two groups. Results The duration of recovery was significantly lower in the intervention group than the control group (p-value<0.001), but there was no significant difference in the lesions size and diapers’ number between the two groups. Conclusion Based on the finding of this study, Mg is effective on treatment of diaper dermatitis and could be used for treating diaper dermatitis and other types of dermatitis. PMID:26894161

  14. Multicenter study of skin rashes and hepatotoxicity in antiretroviral-naïve HIV-positive patients receiving non-nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitor plus nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitors in Taiwan

    Wu, Pei-Ying; Cheng, Chien-Yu; Liu, Chun-Eng; Lee, Yi-Chien; Yang, Chia-Jui; Tsai, Mao-Song; Cheng, Shu-Hsing; Lin, Shih-Ping; Lin, De-Yu; Wang, Ning-Chi; Lee, Yi-Chieh; Sun, Hsin-Yun; Tang, Hung-Jen; Hung, Chien-Ching


    Objectives Two nucleos(t)ide reverse-transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) plus 1 non-NRTI (nNRTI) remain the preferred or alternative combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) for antiretroviral-naive HIV-positive patients in Taiwan. The three most commonly used nNRTIs are nevirapine (NVP), efavirenz (EFV) and rilpivirine (RPV). This study aimed to determine the incidences of hepatotoxicity and skin rashes within 4 weeks of initiation of cART containing 1 nNRTI plus 2 NRTIs. Methods Between June, 2012 and November, 2015, all antiretroviral-naive HIV-positive adult patients initiating nNRTI-containing cART at 8 designated hospitals for HIV care were included in this retrospective observational study. According to the national HIV treatment guidelines, patients were assessed at baseline, 2 and 4 weeks of cART initiation, and subsequently every 8 to 12 weeks. Plasma HIV RNA load, CD4 cell count and aminotransferases were determined. The toxicity grading scale of the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) 2014 was used for reporting clinical and laboratory adverse events. Results During the 3.5-year study period, 2,341 patients initiated nNRTI-containing cART: NVP in 629 patients, EFV 1,363 patients, and RPV 349 patients. Rash of any grade occurred in 14.1% (n = 331) of the patients. In multiple logistic regression analysis, baseline CD4 cell counts (per 100-cell/μl increase, adjusted odds ratio [AOR], 1.125; 95% confidence interval [95% CI], 1.031–1.228) and use of NVP (AOR, 2.443; 95% CI, 1.816–3.286) (compared with efavirenz) were independently associated with the development of skin rashes. Among the 1,455 patients (62.2%) with aminotransferase data both at baseline and week 4, 72 (4.9%) developed grade 2 or greater hepatotoxicity. In multiple logistic regression analysis, presence of antibody for hepatitis C virus (HCV) (AOR, 2.865; 95% CI, 1.439–5.704) or hepatitis B surface antigen (AOR, 2.397; 95% CI, 1.150–4.997), and development of skin rashes (AOR, 2.811; 95% CI, 1

  15. 儿童猩红热87例临床表现及皮疹特征%Clinical Manifestations and Characteristic Skin Rashes in Children with Scarlet Fever: Analysis of 87 Cases

    冯进云; 罗珍; 王昊; 彭振辉


    目的 探讨当前儿童猩红热的临床表现及皮疹特征.方法 收集2009年8月-2011年12月笔者诊断为猩红热的患儿87例,对其临床表现及皮疹特征进行分析.结果 87例患儿中,发热42例(48.3%),咽痛73例(83.9%),咽峡炎77例(88.5%),典型皮疹51例(58.6%),不典型皮疹36例(41.4%);发现面部针尖大丘疹84例(96.6%),躯干针头大丘疹伴砂纸感75例(86.2%),手足针头大丘疹伴砂纸感79例(90.8%).结论 儿童猩红热的临床表现倾向轻症化;首次发现猩红热患儿面部常有针尖大丘疹;猩红热患儿面部针尖大丘疹、躯干和手足的针头大丘疹伴砂纸感具有特征性.%Ovjective To investigate the clinical manifestations and characteristic skin rashes in children with Scarlet fever in recent years. Methods The clinical data from 87 children with Scarlet fever were collected between August 2009 and December 2011 The clinical manifestations and characteristic skin rashes occurred in these children were retrospectively analysed. Results The clinical manifestations occurred in the 87 children included fever in 42 patients (48. 3% ) , pharyngodynia in 73 patients (83. 9% ) , angina in 77 patients (88- 5% ) , typical skin rashes in 51 patients (58. 6% ) and atypical skin rashes in 36 patients(41. 4% ). The characteristic skin rashes appeared in these children included pinpoint sized papules on face in 84 patients (96. 6% ) ,pinhead sized papules with the feel of sandpaper on trunk in 75 patients (86. 2% ) and on hands-feet in 79 patients(90. 8% ). Conclusions Scarlet fever children currently show a tendency toward mild clinical manifestations. It is first discovered that pinpoint sized papules often appear on face in children with Scarlet fever. Pinpoint sized papules on face, pinhead sized papules with the feel of sandpaper on trunk and on hands-feet are the characteristic skin rashes in Scarlet fever children,

  16. Evaluation of temporomandibular fossa and mandibular condyle in adolescent patients affected by bilateral cleft lip and palate using cone beam computed tomography.

    Uçar, Faruk Izzet; Buyuk, Suleyman Kutalmış; Şekerci, Ahmet Ercan; Celikoglu, Mevlut


    The purposes of this study were to investigate the position of the mandibular condyle and temporomandibular fossa between the adolescent patients affected by bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP) and well-matched controls without any cleft by using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). The study sample consisted of 17 patients (7 females and 10 males; mean age, 14.27 ± 2.83 years) affected by BCLP and 17 patients (6 females and 11 males; mean age, 14.27 ± 2.12 years) as age-and sex-matched control group without any cleft. Using cone-beam computed tomography segmented three-dimensional temporomandibular fossa and mandibular condyle images were reconstructed and angular, linear, and volumetric measurements of the patients in both sides of the groups were examined using Paired and Student's t-tests. Comparison of the sides showed that both sides were found to be similar in BCLP and control groups, except the condylar angulation of the right side was found to be higher compared to that of the left side in both groups (p condylar angulation in the right side (BCLP group had less angulation compared to controls; p condylar volume was found to be slightly less in the BCLP group in both sides compared to the controls (p > 0.05). The positions of the mandibular condyle and temporomandibular fossa were found to be similar in patients affected by BCLP and control group of without any cleft. SCANNING 38:720-726, 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  17. Growth and erosion: The volcanic geology and morphological evolution of La Fossa (Island of Vulcano, Southern Italy) in the last 1000 years

    Di Traglia, F.; Pistolesi, M.; Rosi, M.; Bonadonna, C.; Fusillo, R.; Roverato, M.


    The Island of Vulcano (Aeolian Islands, Southern Italy) consists of several volcanic edifices whose formation overlapped in time and space beginning 120 ka ago. The most recent volcano is the La Fossa cone, a 391 m-high active composite cone that began to erupt 5.5 ka ago. Eruptive activity at the La Fossa cone occurred in several cyclic phases separated by prolonged periods of erosion. The last 1000 years of eruptive activity and morphological variations in the cone and its surrounding area were investigated through a stratigraphic reconstruction. This was based on 139 natural cuts, 26 machine-excavated and 5 hand-dug trenches in the volcaniclastic succession. The revised stratigraphy of the volcanic and volcaniclastic sequence was compared with geological maps based on the Unconformity-bounded Stratigraphic Units criteria compiled in 2006-2010. It was found that the last 1000-year period can be divided into (in hierarchical order) Eruptive Clusters and Units. Several unconformities of different hierarchical order were also identified (erosional surfaces and/or palaeosols). Stratigraphic relationships with the Vulcanello products and with rhyolitic tephras related to the eruptions of Mt. Pilato (the last-formed volcanic edifice of the Island of Lipari) were fundamental in assigning a calendar age to most of the tephra units in the studied sequence. The morphological evolution of the upper part of the cone was also reconstructed in order to assess the average cone growth rate. This work suggests a new stratigraphic and chronological interpretation of the evolution and "cyclic" activity of the La Fossa cone in the last 1000 years. Several eruptions occurred in two main clusters. The stratigraphic record and morphological features reveal that the areas around the cone were affected by the deposition of reworked materials, with large amounts of tephra deposited on the steep slopes and within the major streams.

  18. Reversible dyscognition in patients with a unilateral, middle fossa arachnoid cyst revealed by using a laptop based neuropsychological test battery (CANTAB).

    Torgersen, Johan; Helland, Christian; Flaatten, Hans; Wester, Knut


    The aim of this study was to evaluate and validate the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB) in a Norwegian group of patients undergoing surgery for middle fossa arachnoid cysts (AC). We also wanted to assess health related quality of life (HRQOL) in these patients to see if it could be improved by decompression of the AC. Adult patients (>18 years) with unilateral middle fossa AC and no previous history of neurological disease, head injury, or a psychiatric disorder were eligible for inclusion. We used four tests from CANTAB to assess the level of neuropsychological performance: paired associate learning (PAL) and delayed matching to sample (DMS) assessed temporal lobe functions, while Stockings of Cambridge (SOC) and intra-extra dimensional (IED) shift focused on frontal lobe functions. Patients with postoperative cerebral complications were reported, but excluded from neuropsychological follow-up. In addition to the CANTAB data, pre- and postoperative clinical and radiological data were collected. HRQOL was assessed using Short Form 36 (SF-36) pre- and postoperatively. We found significant improvement in the two temporal tests assessing memory, but no improvement in the two frontal tests assessing executive function. HRQOL was significantly reduced preoperatively in two of eight SF-36 domains and improved significantly in four domains postoperatively. CANTAB facilitates detection of cognitive improvements after decompression of the cyst in patients with AC in the middle fossa. The improvements were detected on the tests sensitive to temporal lobe problems only, not on the tests more sensitive to frontal lobe affection. This establishes construct validity for CANTAB for the first time in this population.

  19. Computational Investigation of Cerebrospinal Fluid Dynamics in the Posterior Cranial Fossa and Cervical Subarachnoid Space in Patients with Chiari I Malformation

    Støverud, Karen-Helene; Langtangen, Hans Petter; Ringstad, Geir Andre; Eide, Per Kristian; Mardal, Kent-Andre


    Purpose Previous computational fluid dynamics (CFD) studies have demonstrated that the Chiari malformation is associated with abnormal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow in the cervical part of the subarachnoid space (SAS), but the flow in the SAS of the posterior cranial fossa has received little attention. This study extends previous modelling efforts by including the cerebellomedullary cistern, pontine cistern, and 4th ventricle in addition to the cervical subarachnoid space. Methods The study included one healthy control, Con1, and two patients with Chiari I malformation, P1 and P2. Meshes were constructed by segmenting images obtained from T2-weighted turbo spin-echo sequences. CFD simulations were performed with a previously verified and validated code. Patient-specific flow conditions in the aqueduct and the cervical SAS were used. Two patients with the Chiari malformation and one control were modelled. Results The results demonstrated increased maximal flow velocities in the Chiari patients, ranging from factor 5 in P1 to 14.8 in P2, when compared to Con1 at the level of Foramen Magnum (FM). Maximal velocities in the cervical SAS varied by a factor 2.3, while the maximal flow in the aqueduct varied by a factor 3.5. The pressure drop from the pontine cistern to the cervical SAS was similar in Con1 and P1, but a factor two higher in P2. The pressure drop between the aqueduct and the cervical SAS varied by a factor 9.4 where P1 was the one with the lowest pressure jump and P2 and Con1 differed only by a factor 1.6. Conclusion This pilot study demonstrates that including the posterior cranial fossa is feasible and suggests that previously found flow differences between Chiari I patients and healthy individuals in the cervical SAS may be present also in the SAS of the posterior cranial fossa. PMID:27727298

  20. Surface characteristics and degradational history of debris aprons in the Tempe Terra/Mareotis fossae region of Mars

    Chuang, Frank C.; Crown, David A.


    We have documented the surface characteristics and degradational history of a population of 65 lobate debris aprons in the Tempe Terra/Mareotis fossae region of Mars. These aprons were compared to other martian debris aprons to evaluate similarities and differences among different populations, which can provide insight into the dominant controls on apron development. Tempe/Mareotis debris aprons, found at the bases of isolated or clustered massifs, escarpments, and crater interior walls, were studied using Viking Orbiter, Mars Global Surveyor, and Mars Odyssey datasets in a GIS database. Six textures related to degradation of apron surfaces are identified in MOC images, and they are divided into two groups: an upper-surface group and a lower-surface group. Degradation occurs within an inferred smooth, upper surface mantle of ice and debris, producing a sequence of pitted, ridge and valley, and knobby textures of the upper-surface group. Where upper-surface materials have been removed, smooth and ridged textures of the lower-surface group are exposed. Degradation to various depths may expose lower-surface materials, which may consist of the main apron mass, remnants of mantling deposits, or both. A combination of geologic processes may have caused the degradation, including ice sublimation, ice melt, and eolian activity. Apron surfaces have lower maximum thermal inertias and mean surface temperatures than adjacent plains surfaces, which may be explained by the trapping of unconsolidated materials in low-lying pits and valleys formed by surface degradation or from the disruption of crusts on degraded portions of apron surfaces. One feature observed only on Tempe/Mareotis debris aprons are broad ridges, which mimic the shape of massif bases for tens of kilometers. We propose these to be constructional features that could have formed during cycles of increased debris production. Apron morphometric parameters including area, volume, slope, thickness, relief, and H

  1. Recurrent inverted papilloma with intracranial and temporal fossa involvement: A case report and review of the literature;Papillome inverse recidivant avec extension temporale et intracranienne: cas clinique et revue de la litterature

    Acevedo-Henao, C.M.; Pradier, O. [Department of Radiotherapy, Morvan Hospital, CHU de Brest, Brest University, 29 - Brest (France); Talagas, M. [Department of Pathology, Morvan Hospital, CHU de Brest, 29 - Brest (France); Marianowski, R. [Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Morvan Hospital, CHU de Brest, 29 - Brest (France)


    Inverted papilloma (I.P.) is a rare naso-sinusal benign tumour, with epithelium surface inversion to inside the stroma. Extension to intracranial temporal fossa and middle ear has been reported in few cases in the literature. This involvement may be derived from either direct extension from sino-nasal cavity via the Eustachian tube or primary middle ear involvement secondary to meta-plastic changes of the middle ear mucosa. Here, we report a case of inverted papilloma in a male patient, with multiple recurrences, middle ear and intracranial involvement into the temporal fossa with posterior development of malignancy. This patient had received multiple surgeries and radiotherapy but despite of that, his disease recurred several times. As a conclusion, inverted papilloma is a benign tumour with an aggressive course, tendency to recurrence and progression to malignancy. Intracranial and temporal fossa involvements are rare and the treatment depends of the symptoms and the severity of the disease. (authors)

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  3. Impacted cisterna magna without syringomyelia associated with lancinating headache, throbbed nuchal pain and paraparesis treated byposterior fossa decompression Cisterna magna impactada sem siringomielia associada a cefaléia lancinante, dor na nuca terebrante e paraparesia tratadas com descompressão da fossa posterior

    José Alberto Gonçalves da Silva


    Full Text Available A 29-year-old woman with acute lancinating headache, throbbed nuchal pain and subacute paraparesis underwent brain MRI in supine position that depicted: the absence of the cisterna magna, filled by non herniated cerebellar tonsils and compression of the brain stem and cisternae of the posterior fossa, which are aspects of the impacted cisterna magna without syringomyelia and without hydrocephalus. During eight days, pain was constant and resistant to drug treatment. Osteodural-neural decompression of the posterior fossa, performed with the patient in sitting position, revealed: compression of the brainstem, fourth ventricle and foramen of Magendie by herniated cerebellar tonsils, which were aspirated. Immediately after surgery, the headache and nuchal pain remmited. MRI depicted the large created cisterna magna and also that the cerebellar tonsils did not compress the fourth ventricle, the foramen of Magendie and the brainstem, besides the enlargement of posterior fossa cisternae. Four months after surgery, headache, nuchal pain and paraparesis had disappeared but hyperactive patellar and Achilles reflexes remained.Uma paciente de 29 anos de idade com quadro agudo de cefaléia lancinante, dor terebrante na nuca e paraparesia subaguda foi submetida a RM do encéfalo, em posição supina, que revelou: ausência da cisterna magna, preenchida por tonsilas cerebelares não herniadas e compressão do tronco encefálico e das cisternas da fossa posterior, compatíveis com o diagnóstico de cisterna magna impactada sem siringomielia e sem hidrocefalia. Por oito dias a dor foi constante e resistente aos analgésicos. Com a paciente em posição sentada, foi realizada descompressão osteodural-neural da fossa posterior associada a aspiração das tonsilas cerebelares. Os achados perioperatórios foram caracterizados por herniação das tonsilas cerebelares que comprimiam o tronco cerebral, o quarto ventrículo e o forame de Magendie. No p

  4. Impairment of intellectual functions after surgery and posterior fossa irradiation in children with ependymoma is related to age and neurologic complications

    Kalifa Chantal


    Full Text Available Abstract Background To investigate the neuropsychological outcome of children treated with surgery and posterior fossa irradiation for localized infratentorial ependymoma. Methods 23 patients (age 0.3 – 14 years at diagnosis who were treated with local posterior fossa irradiation (54 Gy underwent one (4 patients or sequential (19 patients neuropsychologic evaluation. The last evaluation was performed at a median of 4.5 (1 to 15.5 years after RT. Results Mean last full scale IQ (FSIQ, verbal IQ (VIQ and PIQ were 89.1, 94.0, and 86.2 respectively. All patients had difficulties with reading, and individual patients showed deficits in visuospatial, memory and attentional tasks. There was no trend for deterioration of intellectual outcome over time. All 5 children with IQ scores ≤ 75 were under the age of four at diagnosis. There was a significant association between the presence of cerebellar deficits and impaired IQ (72.0 vs 95.2, p Conclusion Within the evaluated cohort, intellectual functions were moderately impaired. Markedly reduced IQ scores were only seen with early disease manifestation and treatment, and postoperative neurological deficits had a strong impact on intellectual outcome.

  5. 后颅窝扩大重建术治疗Chiari畸形%Posterior fossa reconstruction for the teratment of chiari malformation

    许小兵; 师蔚


    为评价后颅窝扩大重建术(Posterior fossa reconstruction, PFR)治疗Chiari畸形的效果,对7例有手术适应证的Chiari畸形病人施行后颅窝减压-硬脑膜扩大修补术(即后颅窝扩大重建术).定期随访,并与本院以往施行的传统后颅窝减压术(Posterior fossa decompression,PFD)作对比分析.结果表明:经过6个月~3年(平均1年2个月)随访,PFR组有效率为85.7%,PFD组有效率为60.0%.PFR组各种并发症发生率均明显低于PFD组.提示:PFR是治疗Chiari畸形的有效方法,且术后并发症少,可作为外科治疗Chiari畸形的首选术式.

  6. Great Balls of Fire: A probabilistic approach to quantify the hazard related to ballistics - A case study at La Fossa volcano, Vulcano Island, Italy

    Biass, Sébastien; Falcone, Jean-Luc; Bonadonna, Costanza; Di Traglia, Federico; Pistolesi, Marco; Rosi, Mauro; Lestuzzi, Pierino


    We present a probabilistic approach to quantify the hazard posed by volcanic ballistic projectiles (VBP) and their potential impact on the built environment. A model named Great Balls of Fire (GBF) is introduced to describe ballistic trajectories of VBPs accounting for a variable drag coefficient and topography. It relies on input parameters easily identifiable in the field and is designed to model large numbers of VBPs stochastically. Associated functions come with the GBF code to post-process model outputs into a comprehensive probabilistic hazard assessment for VBP impacts. Outcomes include probability maps to exceed given thresholds of kinetic energies at impact, hazard curves and probabilistic isoenergy maps. Probabilities are calculated either on equally-sized pixels or zones of interest. The approach is calibrated, validated and applied to La Fossa volcano, Vulcano Island (Italy). We constructed a generic eruption scenario based on stratigraphic studies and numerical inversions of the 1888-1890 long-lasting Vulcanian cycle of La Fossa. Results suggest a ~ 10- 2% probability of occurrence of VBP impacts with kinetic energies ≤ 104 J at the touristic locality of Porto. In parallel, the vulnerability to roof perforation was estimated by combining field observations and published literature, allowing for a first estimate of the potential impact of VBPs during future Vulcanian eruptions. Results indicate a high physical vulnerability to the VBP hazard, and, consequently, half of the building stock having a ≥ 2.5 × 10- 3% probability of roof perforation.

  7. Reconstrução tridimensional da face nos tumores avançados com invasão da fossa craniana anterior Tridimensional facial reconstruction following major resection of tumors involving the anterior cranial fossa

    Mario Sergio Lomba Galvão


    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar as indicações cirúrgicas e o seguimento pós operatório, ressaltando as complicações e efetividade da abordagem multidisciplinar, para os tumores avançados da base do crânio. MÉTODO: Análise retrospectiva de 46 prontuários de pacientes submetidos à ressecção de tumores invadindo a fossa craniana anterior e reconstruídos com retalhos microcirúrgicos, operados entre março de 1990 e julho de 2002. Todos os pacientes foram operados pelo núcleo de cirurgia de base do crânio do INCA. RESULTADOS: As estruturas mais envolvidas na ressecção foram por ordem: a órbita (76,5%, seio maxilar (76,5%, seio esfenoidal (63,8%, paredes da cavidade nasal (59,5% e palato (42,5%. A dura-máter estava acometida em 32,6% dos casos. A reconstrução microcirúrgica utilizando os retalhos do músculo reto abdominal foi empregada em 93,5 % dos casos. A taxa de sucesso dos transplantes livres foi de 97,8%. As complicações ocorreram em 58,6% dos pacientes e as mais freqüentes foram: infecções locais (21,7%, fístulas liquóricas (15,2%, meningite (6,5% e hematoma (6,5%. CONCLUSÕES: A reconstrução com técnica microcirúrgica permite que se realizem ressecções alargadas destes tumores com limites seguros e índices de complicações aceitáveis, permitindo a estes pacientes uma melhoria da qualidade de vida e da sobrevida, com baixo índice de recidiva.BACKGROUND: The analysis of the surgical indications and the follow-up, stressing the surgical complications and efficiency of a team approach for the advanced tumors involving the anterior skull base are the purpose of the present study. METHODS: The authors present a retrospective evaluation of 46 patients who underwent resections of advanced tumors involving the anterior skull base, which were reconstructed with free flaps from May, 1990 to July, 2002. Those patients have been treated by the skull base surgical team of INCA. RESULTS: The commonest resected structures were

  8. Determination of the Whiteside line on femur surface models by fitting high-order polynomial functions to cross-section profiles of the intercondylar fossa.

    Cerveri, Pietro; Marchente, Mario; Manzotti, Alfonso; Confalonieri, Norberto


    Innovative methods for morphological and functional analysis of bones have become a primary objective in the development of planning systems for total knee replacement (TKR). These methods involve the interactive identification of clinical landmarks (reference points, distances, angles, and functional axes of movement) and the determination of the optimal implant size and positioning. Among the functional axes used to estimate the correct alignment of the femoral component, the Whiteside line, namely, the anterior-posterior (AP) direction, is one of the most common. In this paper, we present a computational framework that allows automatic identification of the Whiteside line. The approach is based on geometric analysis of the saddle shape of the intercondylar fossa to extract the principal line in the AP direction. A plane parallel to the frontal plane is moved in the AP direction to obtain the 2D profiles of the intercondylar fossa. Each profile is fitted to a fifth-order polynomial curve and its maximum curvature point computed. The point set collected across all the profiles is then processed to compute the principal direction. The 2D profile-fitting and 3D line-fitting residual errors were analyzed to study the relationship between the intercondylar fossa aspect and the nominal saddle surface. The method was validated using femur specimens from elderly subjects reconstructed from CT scans. The repeatability of the method was evaluated across five different femur surface resolutions. For comparison, three expert orthopaedic surgeons identified, by virtual palpation, the Whiteside line on the same 3D femur models. The repeatability (median angular error) of the Whiteside lines computed by the automated method and by manual virtual palpation, was approximately 1.0° and 3.5°, respectively. The angular skew error between the two axes, measured on the axial plane, averaged approximately 4.00° (SD: 2.64°) with no statistical difference. The automated method

  9. Implante coclear via fossa craniana média: uma nova técnica para acesso ao giro basal da cóclea Cochlear implantation through the middle cranial fossa: a novel approach to access the basal turn of the cochlea

    Aline Gomes Bittencourt


    Full Text Available A técnica clássica para o implante coclear é realizada através de mastoidectomia e timpanotomia posterior. A abordagem pela fossa craniana média provou ser uma alternativa valiosa, embora venha sendo usada para o implante coclear apenas esporadicamente e sem normatização. OBJETIVO: Descrever uma nova abordagem para expor o giro basal da cóclea para o implante coclear através da fossa craniana média. MÉTODO: Cinquenta ossos temporais foram dissecados. A cocleostomia foi realizada através de uma abordagem via fossa craniana média, na parte mais superficial do giro basal da cóclea, usando o plano meatal e seio petroso superior como pontos de reparo. A parede lateral do meato acústico interno foi dissecada após o broqueamento e esqueletização do ápice petroso. A parede dissecada do meato acústico interno foi acompanhada longitudinalmente até a cocleostomia. Design: Estudo anatômico de osso temporal. RESULTADOS: Em todos os ossos temporais, apenas a parte superficial do giro basal da cóclea foi aberta. A exposição do giro basal da cóclea permitiu que as escalas timpânica e vestibular fossem visualizadas. Assim, não houve dificuldade na inserção do feixe de eletrodos através da escala timpânica. CONCLUSÃO: A técnica proposta é simples e permite exposição suficiente do giro basal da cóclea.The classic approach for cochlear implant surgery includes mastoidectomy and posterior tympanotomy. The middle cranial fossa approach is a proven alternative, but it has been used only sporadically and inconsistently in cochlear implantation. OBJECTIVE: To describe a new approach to expose the basal turn of the cochlea in cochlear implant surgery through the middle cranial fossa. METHOD: Fifty temporal bones were dissected in this anatomic study of the temporal bone. Cochleostomies were performed through the middle cranial fossa approach in the most superficial portion of the basal turn of the cochlea, using the meatal plane and

  10. Relationship between posterior fossa space and hemifacial spasm%后颅窝空间大小与面肌痉挛发生的相关性

    梁韡斌; 毛珂; 韦可聪; 张高炼


    Objective To quantitatively study the posterior fossa effective space and its relationship with hemifacial spasm (HFS).Methods We conducted a case-control study of patients diagnosed with HFS and sex-and age-matched healthy controls.All subjects underwent high-resolution three-dimensional MRI.The software of 3D-Slicer was used to measure the posterior fossa space and hindbrain tissue volume between the two groups.Results Sixty patients and 60 controls were enrolled in this study.Compared to controls,patients with HFS had a higher posterior fossa crowdedness index (PFCI;83.7% ± 0.6% vs 79.2% ± 0.4%;t =2.58, P =0.01).The multivariate linear regression analysis revealed that a higher PFCI was associated with younger age (r =-0.61, P =0.02), female gender (r =0.76, P =0.003) and HFS (r =-0.43, P =0.01).Conclusions Patients with HFS have a more crowded posterior fossa space than healthy controls, potentially leading to cranial nerve and vascular structure crowding, thus increasing HFS risk.Women have a higher PFCI, which may explain the strong female preponderance in epidemiologic studies.%目的 定量研究面肌痉挛患者及健康人后颅窝有效空间大小,探索后颅窝容积缩小与面肌痉挛发生之间的相关性.方法 共纳入2013年5月至2014年6月就诊于四川大学华西医院神经外科的60例诊断明确的面肌痉挛患者,60名对照为性别、年龄配对的健康人.两组均行头部三维薄层磁共振检查,利用容积测量软件3 D-slicer分别测量两组后颅窝脑组织和骨性空间大小.结果 面肌痉挛患者组后颅窝拥挤指数为83.7%±0.6%;健康对照组后颅窝拥挤指数为79.2%±0.4%,两组差异有统计学意义(t=2.58,P=0.01).多元线性回归分析提示较高的后颅窝拥挤指数与较小的年龄(r=-0.61,P=0.02)、女性(r=0.76,P=0.003)及面肌痉挛患者(r=-0.43,P=0.01)相关.结论 面肌痉挛患者后颅窝较健康对照组更加拥挤,后颅窝空间狭小可能与"

  11. Ameloblastoma de fossa nasal: revisão bibliográfica e relato de dois casos Nasal ameloblastoma: literature review and report of two cases

    Washington L. C. Almeida


    Full Text Available O ameloblastoma é um tumor bastante incomum na cavidade nasal. Surge a partir do epitélio odontogênico, podendo estender-se ao seio maxilar, órbitas e base de crânio. Apresentamos dois casos de ameloblastoma em fossa nasal direita, associados a sintomas nasossinusais e seus principais achados, clínicos e cirúrgicos.Ameloblastoma is a very unusual tumor in the nasal cavity. It arises from the odontogenic epithelium and extends up to the maxillary sinus, orbits and skull base. We have presented two cases of ameloblastoma, both in the right nasal cavity, associated with nasal and sinusal symptoms, and reported the main surgical and clinical findings.

  12. Biorremediação vegetal do esgoto domiciliar: o caso da fossa verde em comunidades rurais do Alto Sertão Alagoano

    Antonio Oliveira Netto


    Full Text Available O imenso déficit de atendimento referente a cobertura de coleta e tratamento do esgoto requer desenvolvimento de sistemas que combinam destinação adequada dos efluentes e baixos custos de construção e operação. Nesse contexto surge a biorremediação vegetal, através da fossa verde, tecnologia social sustentável e de baixo custo, apresentando-se como alternativa viável principalmente para a zona rural de municípios. Essa tecnologia social objetiva contribuir para o enfrentamento da problemática do esgoto domiciliar e das suas consequências para a saúde coletiva da comunidade e o meio ambiente; sendo alternativa de destinação do esgoto doméstico, além de possibilitar o cultivo de algumas espécies frutíferas. Mediante parceria estabelecida com o projeto Renas-Ser que atua na linha de gestão de corpos hídricos superficiais e subterrâneos, três unidades de fossa verde encontram-se construídas em comunidades rurais de municípios do alto sertão alagoano, contemplando o condicionamento adequado dos efluentes domésticos. Os primeiros resultados da observação pontual de redução de matéria orgânica são bastante animadores, tendo em vista a remoção de aproximadamente 38% da DQO já na primeira camada suporte. A etapa seguinte consiste na definição dos demais parâmetros a serem monitorados e verificar a aprovação dos usuários da tecnologia.

  13. Posterior reduction and internal fixation with posterior cranial fossa cranioectomy decompression for Chiari malformation type Ⅰ with basilar invagination, atlantoaxial subluxation, and syringomyelia

    HU Peng


    Full Text Available Background Chiari malformation type Ⅰ(CM-Ⅰ is one of the soft tissue anomalies in craniovertebral junction (CVJ. This kind of soft tissue anomaly usually develops with bone anomaly, such as atlantoaxial subluxation, basilar invagination, platybasia, C1 assimilation, etc. For these complex combined anomalies, the treatment remains unaddressed. This study was performed to evaluate the effect of posterior reduction and internal fixation with posterior cranial fossa cranioectomy decompression for Chiari malformation type Ⅰ with basilar invagination, atlantoaxial subluxation, and syringomyelia. Methods Patients with basilar invagination and atlantoaxial subluxation treated from July 2004 to September 2011 were reviewed. Including criterions were made to screen matching patients. Including patients were retrospectively analyzed on both clinical outcomes and radiographical results. Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA score was used to evaluate the clinical outcomes, while the syrinx maximum size was measured on transverse view of MRI T2 image. The results were analyzed by SPSS 17.0 using t -text. Significant difference was considered when P ≤ 0.05. Results Fourteen patients met the including criterions, including 4 male patients and 10 female patients, with a mean age of 31.86 ± 11.36 (standard deviation, range: 17-51 years. Mean JOA score preoperatively of 14 patients was 13.07 ± 1.59 (standard deviation, while that was 15.57 ± 1.02 (standard deviation postoperatively (t = 9.946, P = 0.000. The mean syrinx size was (7.05 ± 1.98 mm (standard deviation, while that was (2.21 ± 1.91 mm (standard deviation postoperatively (t = 7.271, P = 0.000. There were no procedure-related morbidity or mortality happened. Conclusion Direct posterior reduction and internal fixation with posterior cranial fossa cranioectomy decompression can obviously improve the clinical outcomes and shrink syrinx for patients suffered from Chiari malformation typeⅠ with

  14. Hydrocephaly management in patients with tumors in the posterior fossa. Manejo de la hidrocefalia en pacientes con tumores de fosa posterior.

    Omar López Arbolay.


    Full Text Available Introduction: Preoperative hydrocephalus is reported in about 80 % of posterior fossa tumor patients and in 15-40% of cases postoperative treatment for persistent or progressive hydrocephalus is required. There is no consensus on the way hydrocephalus should be managed before, during, and after PF surgery. Objective: To determine the presence of hidrocephalia in the tumors of the PF and the therapeutic focus in our means. Methods: We report a descriptive, retrospective study of 10 adult patients with posterior fossa mass lesions and obstructive hydrocephalus who were managed medically for compensate intracranial hypertension plus observation and were operated through posterior fossa craniectomy and tumor excision as unique method of surgical treatment. Results: In all 10 cases clinical improvement was obtained immediately after medical treatment. Circulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF was totally restored only by tumor excision in 9 patients. The other case had progression of hydrocephalus after surgery and a ventriculoperitoneal shunt was inserted. Radiological normal sized ventricles was obtained between one and two months of surgery Conclusions: Surgical elimination of CFS circulation obstacle helped by medical treatment for lower intracranial pressure should be considered as a safe option in adult patients, reserving endoscopic ventriculostomy and shunt insertion for cases with persistent or progressive hydrocephalus after treatment. Prospective multicenters randomized trials are needed to obtain stronger evidences. Fundamento: La hidrocefalia preoperatoria se reporta en el 80 % de los pacientes con tumores de fosa posterior y en 15-40 % de los casos se necesita tratamiento postoperatorio para hidrocefalia persistente o progresiva. No existe consenso en cuanto a la forma en que la hidrocefalia debe ser tratada antes, durante, o después de

  15. Chondromyxoid fibroma of retromandibular fossa space: report of one case and review of the literatures%下颌后窝区软骨黏液纤维瘤:1例报告及文献复习

    陈井鑫; 廖天安


    软骨黏液纤维瘤是一种少见的软骨来源的良性肿瘤,绝大部分发生在儿童和青年人的长骨干骺端,很少发生于颌面部,发生于下颌后窝区者国内未见报道.本文报告1例,并结合相关文献,对其临床表现、诊断及鉴别诊断、治疗进行讨论.%Chondromyxoid fibroma is a rare benign tumor originated from cartilage. It mainly occurs in the metaphysis of long bones in children and young people. And it rarely occurs in the retromandibular fossa. This paper reported a case with chondromyxoid fibroma in the mandibular fossa. The potential histopathologic source,clinical manifestations, diagnosis, several differential diagnosis and treatment were discussed.

  16. Posterior fossa reconstruction in the treatment of Chiari I malformation associated with syringomyelia%颅后窝重建术治疗Chiari I畸形合并脊髓空洞症

    沈建; 方黎明; 濮宏健; 朱岁军; 唐超; 周永庆; 黄红光


    Objective To evaluate posterior fossa reconstruction (posterior cranial fossa decompression,duraplasty, resection of the cerebellar tonsil and separation of the arachnoid membrane from the dura) in the treatment of Chiari Ⅰ malformation.Methods A total of 46 patients suffered from Chiari Ⅰ malformation associated with syringomyelia received posterior fossa reconstruction in our department from November 2002 to January 2008.Results The rate of symptom improvement post - operation was 84.8%.The length of syringomyelia was decreased significantly and KPS got remarkable improvement.Conclusion Posterior fossa reconstruction is a rational option for the treatment of Chiari Ⅰ malformation associated with syringomyelia.%目的 探讨后颅窝重建术(后颅窝减压+硬脑膜成形+小脑扁桃体切除+蛛网膜粘连分解)治疗Chiari I畸形合并脊髓空洞症的方法及疗效.方法 2002年11月至2008年1月对收治的46例Chiari I畸形合并脊髓空洞症患者行后颅窝重建术.结果 后颅窝重建术症状改善率84.8%,脊髓空洞长度明显减小,KPS评分显著改善.结论后颅窝重建术是治疗Chiari I畸形合并脊髓空洞症较为合理的术式.

  17. Formações venosas superficiais da fossa cubital: aspectos de interesse para a prática da Enfermagem Formaciones venosas superficiales de la fosa cubital: aspectos de interés para la práctica de Enfermería Superficial venous formation of the cubital fossa: aspects of interest for nursing practice

    Nilton Alves


    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo é contribuir para o conhecimento que auxilie o profissional de enfermagem na identificação dos tipos mais comuns de formações venosas da região da fossa cubital e, ainda, enfocar a importância de estar sempre atento aos casos pouco comuns como o aqui relatado. Através de uma revisão bibliográfica, constatamos que as formações venosas dessa região podem ser classificadas em 5 tipos mais comuns, sendo o tipo II o mais frequente. Constatamos ainda, que a VICo é o local de punção mais indicado, seguido pela VIB. Descrevemos também uma variação anatômica, onde observamos ausência de comunicação entre VC e VB no nível da fossa cubital e VIA drenando na VB, estando presente a VCA.El objetivo de esta investigación es contribuir al conocimiento que auxilie al profesional de enfermería en la identificación de los tipos más comunes de formaciones venosas de la fosa cubital, además de advertir sobre la importancia de fijar la atención a los casos poco comunes, como lo aquí reportado. A través de la revisión bibliográfica, clasificamos las formaciones venosas de esta región en cinco tipos más comunes, siendo lo más frecuente el Tipo II. La utilización de la VICo se recomienda como el mejor sitio de punción, seguido por la VIB. Además, describimos una variación anatómica, donde se observó la ausencia de comunicación entre VC y VB a nivel de fosa cubital y VIA drenando en VB, con presencia de la VCA.The aim of this study is to contribute to the knowledge to assists the nursing staff to identify the most common types of venous formations of the cubital fossa region, and also focus on the importance of always being alert to unusual cases as that reported here. Through a literature review, we found that the venous formations of this region can be classified into five common types, bring the Type II the was most frequent. We also found that MCV is considered the best puncture site, followed by MBV

  18. Combined irradiation and chemotherapy using ifosfamide, cisplatin, and etoposide for children with medulloblastoma/posterior fossa primitive neuroectodermal tumor. Results of a pilot study

    Sawamura, Yutaka; Ikeda, Jun; Ishii, Nobuaki; Kato, Tsutomu; Tada, Mitsuhiro; Abe, Hiroshi; Shirato, Hiroki [Hokkaido Univ., Sapporo (Japan). School of Medicine


    Ten children with newly diagnosed medulloblastoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the posterior fossa were treated with total surgical resection, radiation therapy, and ICE chemotherapy regimen with ifosfamide (900 mg/m{sup 2}, days 1-5), cisplatin (20 mg/m{sup 2}, days 1-5), and etoposide (60 mg/m{sup 2}, days 1-5) every 4 weeks for eight cycles. Four children under 2 years old were at first treated with eight cycles of ICE chemotherapy, and then irradiated. The ICE regimen was well tolerated by all children, with no irreversible adverse effects. However, dose reductions during the eight cycles were inevitable mainly due to myelosuppression. Complete remissions were achieved in eight of 10 patients at 1 month after completion of the treatment. One child showed recurrence 21 months after complete remission. The disease-free survival rate was 70% with a mean observation period of 24 months after surgery. The ICE regimen is a useful treatment modality for children with medulloblastoma. Further study is warranted to clarify long-term outcome in a number of patients. (author)

  19. 后颅窝手术后颅内感染的防治分析%Risk factors relate to intracranial infection and its treatment after selective posterior fossa surgery

    王荆夫; 庄顺福; 蔡维平; 易海波; 张小锋; 林瑞生; 李榕


    Objective To explore the factors relate to intracranial infection after the posterior fossa surgery and its treatment. Methods The clinical data of 356 patients undergoing the selective posterior fossa surgery from June, 2005 to June, 2013, of whom, 28 had intracranial infection and 328 not, were analyzed retrospectively. All the patients with intracranial infection were treated by the intravenous infusion of the antibiotics, drainage of cerebrospinal fluid and intrathecal injection of the antibiotics. Results The intracranial infection occurred from 3 to 14 days after the posterior fossa surgery in 28 patients. Of 28 patients with intracranial infection, 27 were cured within 6 weeks after the infection and 1 gave up treatment voluntarily. Conclusions The intracranial infection easily occurs in the patients undergoing the posterior fossa surgery. The curative effect of intravenous infusion and intrathecal injection of antibiotics and drainage of cerebrospinal fluid on the intracranial infection after the posterior fossa surgery is good.%目的:探讨后颅窝手术后颅内感染的易感因素及防治措施。方法回顾性分析对我科2005年6月至2013年6月后颅窝手术后继发生颅内感染的28例患者的临床资料。皮肤切开前应用抗生素,手术时间>4 h者加用1次,术毕用生理盐水250 ml+注射液万古霉素500 mg反复冲洗;全部患者采用全身用抗生素+脑脊液引流+鞘内应用抗生素治疗。结果28例患者颅内感染时间发生在开颅术后3~14 d。27例颅内感染在6周内得到有效控制,1例自动出院。结论后颅窝手术术后容易并发颅内感染,采用全身用抗生素+脑脊液引流+鞘内应用抗生素是一种治疗后颅窝手术术后并发颅内感染的有效方法。

  20. Clinical significance of changes in pB-C2 distance in patients with Chiari Type I malformations following posterior fossa decompression: a single-institution experience.

    Bonney, Phillip A; Maurer, Adrian J; Cheema, Ahmed A; Duong, Quyen; Glenn, Chad A; Safavi-Abbasi, Sam; Stoner, Julie A; Mapstone, Timothy B


    OBJECT The coexistence of Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) and ventral brainstem compression (VBSC) has been well documented, but the change in VBSC after posterior fossa decompression (PFD) has undergone little investigation. In this study the authors evaluated VBSC in patients with CM-I and determined the change in VBSC after PFD, correlating changes in VBSC with clinical status and the need for further intervention. METHODS Patients who underwent PFD for CM-I by the senior author from November 2005 to January 2013 with complete radiological records were included in the analysis. The following data were obtained: objective measure of VBSC (pB-C2 distance); relationship of odontoid to Chamberlain's, McGregor's, McRae's, and Wackenheim's lines; clival length; foramen magnum diameter; and basal angle. Statistical analyses were performed using paired t-tests and a mixed-effects ANOVA model. RESULTS Thirty-one patients were included in the analysis. The mean age of the cohort was 10.0 years. There was a small but statistically significant increase in pB-C2 postoperatively (0.5 mm, p < 0.0001, mixed-effects ANOVA). Eleven patients had postoperative pB-C2 values greater than 9 mm. The mean distance from the odontoid tip to Wackenheim's line did not change after PFD, signifying postoperative occipitocervical stability. No patients underwent transoral odontoidectomy or occipitocervical fusion. No patients experienced clinical deterioration after PFD. CONCLUSIONS The increase in pB-C2 in patients undergoing PFD may occur as a result of releasing the posterior vector on the ventral dura, allowing it to relax posteriorly. This increase appears to be well-tolerated, and a postoperative pB-C2 measurement of more than 9 mm in light of stable craniocervical metrics and a nonworsened clinical examination does not warrant further intervention.

  1. Primary extraparenchymal hemorrhage of the posterior cranal fossa as a premonitory symptom of atlanto-axial instability; Traumatische extraparenchymale Blutung der hinteren Schaedelgrube als Warnsymptom einer atlantoaxialen Instabilitaet

    Holl, K.; Rolli, K.; Olschowski, A.; Wurm, G. [Neurochirurgische Abt., Landesnervenklinik Linz (Austria); Nussbaumer, K. [Neuroradiologische Abt., Landesnervenklinik Linz (Austria)


    The contribution discusses the cases of five patients with cranio-cerebral trauma, (four children and one adult patient), where CT examination revealed extraparenchymal hemorrhage of the posterior cranal fossa, which did not fit into their pattern of intracranial trauma and therefore gave reason to suspect a lesion of the upper cervical spine. The various types of hemorrhage found are explained, as well as the underlying cervical spine lesions, and the choice of respective therapies which proved to be successful. (orig./CB) [German] Wir berichten ueber fuenf Patienten nach Schaedel-Hirn-Trauma, deren gemeinsamer Befund in der kraniellen Computertomographie eine extraparenchymale Blutung der hinteren Schaedelgrube (HSG) ohne Zusammenhang mit dem uebrigen intrakraniellen Verletzungsmuster bzw. ohne sonstige intrakranielle Verletzung war. Es handelte sich um vier Kinder und einen Erwachsenen mit einem Durchschnittsalter von 8,8 (4-22) Jahren. Drei dieser Patienten wiesen eine epidurale Blutung am Clivus bzw. am Foramen magnum auf, bei einem Patienten handelte es sich um eine Subarachnoidalblutung um das Cerebellum, bei einem weiteren Patienten lag eine Blutung im IV. Ventrikel vor. Diese infratentoriellen Blutungen waren der erste Hinweis, dass eine Verletzung in der oberen Halswirbelsaeule (HWS) vorliegen koennte. Es wurde bei den vier Kindern als zugrundeliegende Ursache der Blutung eine ligamentaere Verletzung C1/C2 diagnostiziert, nur bei dem erwachsenen Patienten lag eine knoecherne Verletzung C1/C2 vor. Die Therapie erfolgte in den vier Faellen mit Instabilitaet chirurgisch, bei dem Patienten ohne Instabilitaet konservativ. Nach einem mittleren Nachbeobachtungszeitraum von 5,2 Jahren waren alle operierten Patienten klinisch gebessert bzw. weiterhin neurologisch unauffaellig. Es konnte bei allen Patienten eine stabile Situation C1/C2 bei guter Funktionalitaet der HWS nachgewiesen werden. (orig.)

  2. Radio-anatomical Study of the Greater Palatine Canal and the Pterygopalatine Fossa in a Lebanese Population: A Consideration for Maxillary Nerve Block

    Georges Aoun


    Full Text Available Aim: The aim of this study was to describe the morphology of the component, greater palatine canal-pterygopalatine fossa (GPC-PPF, in a Lebanese population using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT technology. Materials and Methods: CBCT images of 79 Lebanese adult patients (38 females and 41 males were included in this study, and a total of 158 cases were evaluated bilaterally. The length and path of the GPCs-PPFs were determined, and the data obtained analyzed statistically. Results: In the sagittal plane, of all the GPCs-PPFs assessed, the average length was 35.02 mm on the right and 35.01 mm on the left. The most common anatomic path consisted in the presence of a curvature resulting in an internal narrowing whose average diameter was 2.4 mm on the right and 2.45 mm on the left. The mean diameter of the upper opening was 5.85 mm on the right and 5.82 mm on the left. As for the lower opening corresponding to the greater palatine foramen, the right and left average diameters were 6.39 mm and 6.42 mm, respectively. Conclusion: Within the limits of this study, we concluded that throughout the Lebanese population, the GPC-PPF path is variable with a predominance of curved one (77.21% [122/158] in both the right and left sides; however, the GPC-PPF length does not significantly vary according to gender and side.

  3. Magnetic resonance imaging-based diagnosis of middle cranial fossa tumors%中颅窝区脑外肿瘤的MRI表现

    段刚; 彭旭红


    Objective To analyze the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of middle cranial fossa tumors. Methods Thirty-one patients with surgically and pathologically confirmed middle cranial fussa tumors were enrolled in this study, including 13 with trigeminal neurinornas, 6 with meningiomas, 3 with arachnoid cysts, 3 with dermoid cysts, 2 with osteoblastomas, 2 with chordomas, and 2 with epidermoid cysts. All the patients underwent plain and enhanced MR scanning and the imaging data were retrospectively analyzed. Results Different types of middle cranial fossa tumors had distinctly different MRI appearances. Trigeminal neuromas displayed hypo- and iso-intense signals on T1-weighted images (T1WI) and hyperintense signals on T2-weighted images (T2WI), and 9 of the 13 patients presented with shell-shaped enhancement after Gd-DTPA injection. Meningioma showed hypo-and iso-intense signals on T1WI and hypo-, iso- and hyper-intense signals on T2WI, with relatively homogeneous enhancement after Gd-DTPA injection. Osteoblastoma exhibited shell-shaped bony encapsulation of the tumor, and chordomas grew along the middle and posterior cranial fussae with close lateral association with the clivus. Arachnoid cysts and epidermoid cysts showed hypointense signals on TIWI and hyperintense signals on T2WI with slight enhancement of the cyst wall after Gd-DTPA injection. The arachnoid cysts grew expansively, and epidermoid cysts were characterized by high invasiveness in any possible directions. Dermoid cysts presented with hyperintense signals on T1WI and T2WI with popcorn-like appearance in some cases. Conclusion The middle fossa tumors present characteristic MRI features, which, in combination with clinical examinations, help derive an accurate diagnosis.%目的 探讨中颅窝区脑外肿瘤的MRI特点,提高其诊断准确率. 方法 经手术病理证实的31例中颅窝区脑外肿瘤(包括三叉神经鞘瘤13例,脑膜瘤6例,蛛网膜囊肿3例,皮样囊肿3

  4. 结核病患者药物性皮疹的特征及临床疗效影响因素分析%Characteristics of tuberculosis patients with drug rash and relative factors affecting curative effect

    顾瑾; 唐神结; 吴福蓉


    力可能有助于提高疗效.%Objective To study the characleristics of Luberculosis palienls with drug-induced rash,analyze the relalive factors affecling curalive effect. Methods From January 2008 Lo May 2010,102 Luberculosis inpalienls wilh drug rash were enrolled in this study. Clinical features, laboralorial examinations, imaging findings were described. At the end of the follow-up,rales of spulum negative conversion,cavity closure and lesions absorbance were statistically analyzed. Stepwise regression analysis was conducted lo find out the prognostic faclors. Results One hundred and two patienls including 86 untrealed and 16 re-treated cases were involved, among which were 62 males and 40 females, with an average age of (38.41 ± 17. 74) years. Rash broke out in an average time of 10 days after taking medicine. Therapeutic period after rash subsided was 8 months. Regimes included ( 3. 71 ± 1. 77) kinds of drug,ranging from 0 lo 7. Predilection sites of the rash ( from high to tow) were upper timb ( 79. 2% ), breast ( 75. 0% ) , back ( 70. 8% ) , lower limbs ( 64. 6% ) , abdomen ( 60. 4% ) , face ( 12. 8% ). The most common allergy drugs were rifampin ( 40. 0% ) , isoniazid ( 13. 3% ) , ethambutol ( 12. 2% ). Among all the cases, 11. 76% with increased serum alanine aminolransferase, the mean was 206. 50 U/L,5. 88% wilh elevated serum bilirubin, the mean was(75. 10 ± 37. 5 ) μmol/L; 13. 73% with leucopenia, the mean was(2. 97 ± 0. 64 ) ×109/L,29. 41% with fever; the mean was ( 39. 09 ± 0. 44 ) ℃. At the end of treatment, lesions improving accounted for 78. 43% ; Stabilizer accounted for 11. 76% ,delerioralion accounted for 9. 80%. In 46(45. 10% ) patients with cavities, the improvement rate was 34. 78% , closure rate was 47. 83% , deterioration rate was 4. 35%. After trealment, the sputum conversion rale was 92. 31% in 52 ( 50. 98% ) smear-positive and 24 ( 23. 53% ) culture-positive cases. Regression analysis showed that hepatic dysfunction

  5. Study of applied anatomy through the operative route of nasal cavity-nasal sinus-pterygomaxillary fossa-infratemporal fossa%经鼻内镜鼻腔-鼻窦-翼腭窝-颞下窝手术入路的应用解剖学研究

    艾文彬; 邱元正; 肖健云; 赵素萍


    目的 通过对鼻腔-鼻窦-翼腭窝(pterygomaxillary fossa,PMF)-颞下窝(infratemporal fossa,ITF)手术入路的相关结构进行解剖,为手术入路提供解剖学基础.方法 对6例12侧成人尸头标本按中线锯开后进行解剖,并完全模拟该手术入路,对相关解剖标志进行了观察、拍摄和测量.结果 翼腭窝-颞下窝区结构复杂,有重要的神经和血管经过.圆孔外口距正中矢状面距离为(19.18±1.48)mm,与后鼻孔上缘的距离为(19.81±1.52)mm,距鼻小柱根部为(77.31±5.13)mm.卵圆孔到鼻小柱根部为(86.40±3.76)mm.结论 经鼻内镜鼻腔-鼻窦-翼腭窝-颞下窝手术入路能够简单和迅速地到达翼腭窝和颞下窝,可较好地显露翼腭窝及部分颞下窝区的结构.经鼻内镜入路进入PMF时术野的深度限制为70mm左右,注意保护位于蝶窦外侧壁的翼管神经、上颌神经及颈内动脉(internal carotid artery,ICA),进入ITF时,术野的深度限制为80mm左右.

  6. Resolution of syringomyelia in ten cases of "up-and-down Chiari malformation" after posterior fossa decompression Resolução de siringomielia em dez casos de malformação de Chiari observada apenas com o paciente em posição sentada durante a descompressão da fossa posterior

    José Alberto Gonçalves da Silva


    Full Text Available The authors describe ten cases of syringomyelia without hindbrain herniation depicted by preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI in supine position. However, the herniation was observed in all cases during the operation with the patient in sitting position. The postoperative MRI revealed an intense reduction of the syrinx in all patients, as well as it was also observed a clinical amelioration in all cases. The surgical treatment was based on a large craniectomy with the patient in sitting position, tonsillectomy, large opening of the fourth ventricle and duraplasty with creation of a large cisterna magna.Os autores descrevem 10 casos de siringomielia sem herniação do rombencéfalo, observada na ressonância magnética realizada em decúbito dorsal. Por outro lado, a herniação foi observada em todos os pacientes durante a operação com o paciente em posição sentada. A ressonância magnética pós-operatória evidenciou redução da cavidade siringomiélica nos dez pacientes, bem como foi observada melhora clínica em todos os casos. O tratamento cirúrgico consistiu de craniectomia ampla da fossa posterior, tonsilectomia, abertura ampla do quarto ventrículo e duroplastia com a criação de ampla cisterna magna.

  7. One Case of Dilantin Leading to Drug Rash with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms%苯妥英钠致药物超敏反应综合征1例

    胡金华; 程书权; 全毅; 黄成军; 冼永超


    患者男,30岁,癫痫病史13年,因口服含苯妥英钠的抗癫痫中成药物1月诱发药物超敏综合征(DIHS),并以全身弥漫性猩红热样皮疹、肝功能衰竭为主要表现.经肾上腺糖皮质激素、人免疫球蛋白、胆红素吸附+血浆置换术、护肝解毒等综合治疗后好转出院.出院后1周因肢体抽搐再次服药后两次出现前述类似表现.经停药、对症治疗康复.随访24周,未复发.%A 30 - year - old male patient, had an Epilepsy history of 13 years, having undergone one - month oral administration of antiepileptic drugs containing dilantin, had a drug - induced Hypersensitivity Syndrome ( DIHS) , with main features including diffusive scarlatiniform rash in the whole body and liver failure. After a comprehensive treatments by adrenal cortical hormone, people immunoglobulin, bilirubin plasmapheresis and liver detoxification etc, he was improved and discharged. A week later, syndromes mentioned above re - occurred after having taken twice the medications for another body twitching. With drug withdrawal and corresponding symptomatic treatment, the patient then recovered. Following - up 24 weeks found no recurrence.

  8. Study of the Dextran-DTPA-Gd at rabbit popliteal fossa lymph node metastasis from thigh transplanted tumor with interstitial magnetic resonance lymphography

    Zhenpeng Zhao; Yuanyong Feng; Wei Li; Shengbiao Wan; Tao Jiang; Wei Shang


    Objective:The aim of the study was to investigate the developing situation of the interstitial magnetic resonance (MR) lymphoid contrast agent Dextran-DTPA-Gd through the rabbit popliteal fossa lymph node metastasis from thigh VX2 transplanted tumor injection to show targeting enhanced metastatic lymph nodes and lymphatics. Methods:VX2 tumor was transplanted to the right hind limb quadriceps of 12 healthy New Zealand rabbits and the left side as a contrast. Eight rabbits had homonymy popliteal lymph node metastasis after 1 month through 3.0 GE MRI and they were later injected with lym-phatic targeting contrast agent Dextran-DTPA-Gd 0.4 mL (3.96 × 10-3 mol/L) through bilateral hindlimb toe web respectively. Enhanced MR images were obtained with interval 10 min, 15 min, 20 min, 25 min, 30 min, 35 min, 40 min, 45 min, 50 min, 55 min, 60 min, 2 h, 4 h, and 24 h. The signal intensities before and after enhancing were measured to calculate the enhanc-ing rates (E%) of popliteal lymph node and the popliteal lymph node signal intensity-time curves were drawn to observe the development of cancer metastasis lymph nodes and lymphatics and to compare the dif erences of interval sides. Results:Ten minutes after injected into the rabbit’s bilateral hindlimb toe web, we could see hind lymphatic and popliteal lymph nodes were strengthened significantly and evenly without blood vessels developing. The signal reached a peak after 35 min with E%to 315%, which decreased to 205%after 4 h and would be undif erentiated with the surrounding tissues after 24 h. Sta-tistical analysis was made to popliteal lymph node enhancement rate. It was considered statistical y significant as long as P<0.05. The tumor-side popliteal lymph node manifested as coarse and irregular shape, lymphatic vessels tortuous dilated and lymphatic chain incomplete as a result of tumor infection. Conclusion:Dextran-DTPA-Gd is specific to lymphoid tissue development. It can targeting display regional lymphatic

  9. Flow patterns of lobate debris aprons and lineated valley fill north of Ismeniae Fossae, Mars: Evidence for extensive mid-latitude glaciation in the Late Amazonian

    Baker, David M. H.; Head, James W.; Marchant, David R.


    A variety of Late Amazonian landforms on Mars have been attributed to the dynamics of ice-related processes. Evidence for large-scale, mid-latitude glacial episodes existing within the last 100 million to 1 billion years on Mars has been presented from analyses of lobate debris aprons (LDA) and lineated valley fill (LVF) in the northern and southern mid-latitudes. We test the glacial hypothesis for LDA and LVF along the dichotomy boundary in the northern mid-latitudes by examining the morphological characteristics of LDA and LVF surrounding two large plateaus, proximal massifs, and the dichotomy boundary escarpment north of Ismeniae Fossae (centered at 45.3°N and 39.2°E). Lineations and flow directions within LDA and LVF were mapped using images from the Context (CTX) camera, the Thermal Emission Imaging Spectrometer (THEMIS), and the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC). Flow directions were then compared to topographic contours derived from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) to determine the down-gradient components of LDA and LVF flow. Observations indicate that flow patterns emerge from numerous alcoves within the plateau walls, are integrated over distances of up to tens of kilometers, and have down-gradient flow directions. Smaller lobes confined within alcoves and superposed on the main LDA and LVF represent a later, less extensive glacial phase. Crater size-frequency distributions of LDA and LVF suggest a minimum (youngest) age of 100 Ma. The presence of ring-mold crater morphologies is suggestive that LDA and LVF are formed of near-surface ice-rich bodies. From these observations, we interpret LDA and LVF within our study region to result from formerly active debris-covered glacial flow, consistent with similar observations in the northern mid-latitudes of Mars. Glacial flow was likely initiated from the accumulation and compaction of snow and ice on plateaus and in alcoves within the plateau walls as volatiles were mobilized to the mid

  10. A new species of Dermopristis Kearn, Whittington & Evans-Gowing, 2010 (Monogenea: Microbothriidae), with observations on associations between the gut diverticula and reproductive system and on the presence of denticles in the nasal fossae of the host Glaucostegus typus (Bennett) (Elasmobranchii: Rhinobatidae).

    Whittington, Ian D; Kearn, Graham C


    Dermopristis cairae n. sp. (Monogenea: Microbothriidae) is described from the skin and possibly from the nasal fossae of the giant shovel-nosed ray Glaucostegus typus (Bennett). The new species is distinguished from D. paradoxus Kearn, Whittington & Evans-Gowing, 2010 by its larger size, body shape, lack of transverse ridges on the ventral surface and absence of a seminal receptacle. Extensive short gut branches lie dorsal to the testes and adjacent to the coiled region of the vas deferens and the oötype, possibly reflecting high metabolic demand in these areas. Denticles are present in the lining of the nasal fossae of G. typus, providing a firm substrate for the cement-based attachment of a microbothriid. However, confirmation that D. cairae inhabits the nasal fossae of G. typus is required.

  11. A dosimetric comparison between 3D-Conformal radiation therapy and intensity modulated radiation therapy plans in the treatment of posterior fossa boost in children with high risk medulloblastom

    Saad El Din I; Abd El AAl H; Makaar W; Mashhour K; El Beih D; Hashem W


    Objective:The work is a comparative study between two modalities of radiation therapy, the aim of which is to compare 3D conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT) and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in treating posterior fossa boost in children with high risk medul oblastoma;dosimetrical y evaluating and comparing both techniques as regard target coverage and doses to organs at risk (OAR). Methods:Twenty patients with high risk medul oblastoma were treated by 3D-CRT technique. A dosimetric comparison was done by performing two plans for the posterior fossa boost, 3D-CRT and IMRT plans, for the same patient using Eclipse planning system (version 8.6). Results:IMRT had a better conformity index compared to 3D-CRT plans (P value of 0.000). As for the dose homogeneity it was also better in the IMRT plans, yet it hasn’t reached the statistical significant value. Also, doses received by the cochleae, brainstem and spinal cord were significantly less in the IMRT plans than those of 3D-CRT (P value<0.05). Conclusion:IMRT technique was clearly able to improve conformity and homogeneity index, spare the cochleae, reduce dose to the brainstem and spinal cord in comparison to 3D-CRT technique.

  12. [Arachnoid cysts of the middle cranial fossa in children. A review of 75 cases, 47 of which have been operated in a comparative study between membranectomy with opening of cisterns and cystoperitoneal shunt].

    Lena, G; Erdincler, P; Van Calenberg, F; Genitori, L; Choux, M


    The authors report their experience concerning 75 cases of middle fossa arachnoid cysts observed in children during the period 1975-1993, 47 of which (62.6%) were operated upon. The aim of this study was to study the clinical presentation of these cysts, to discuss the surgical indications and to compare the results of the various techniques used to treat these malformations. Head injury was revealing in 17 cases (22.6%) and among these, 12 patients presented intracranial complications (subdural effusions; 6 cases, subdural hematomas: 4 cases and intracystic hematomas: 2 cases). The most usual signs and symptoms were: intracranial hypertension (25.3%), epilepsy (16%) and temporal bulging (24%). Twenty-one patients (44.7%) underwent a cystoperitoneal shunt; 20 patients (42.5%) were treated by membranectomy with opening of the basal cisterns and removal of intracystic (2 cases) or subdural hematoma (4 cases); 2 patients (4.3%) were treated using membranectomy, opening of the cisterns and cystoperitoneal shunt and 4 patients (8.4%) underwent a subduroperitoneal shunt. The long-term results were good regardless of the surgical procedure; nevertheless, only one patient among 20 cases treated by membranectomy and opening of the cisterns developped complications (5%), while multiple shunt revisions were necessary in 11 children (40.7%) out of 27 where a shunt was inserted. The authors conclude that membranectomy and opening of the basal cisterns is the procedure of choice to treat middle fossa arachnoid cysts in children.

  13. Sectional and applied anatomy of pterygopalatine fossa far operative approach%翼腭窝手术入路的断层与应用解剖学研究

    郑海宁; 吴樾; 吕杨波; 于涌; 刘庚辰; 王平; 李云生; 翟丽东


    Objective: To supply the evidence of applied anatomy of new operative route of pterygopalatine fossa with improved ceUoidin embedding techniques. Methods: Take the anterior bases of 30 specimens of dead adult heads first. Then,after series of processes like decalcification and dehydration we make three-dimensional continued thin sections of 0.25 mm. At the same time we measure 80 sides of cardaveric heads. Results: The appearance of pterygopalatine fossa is multiplex,except for triangle,there are arc-shape、transverse"S"-shape,chock-shape ,"L"shape,dumbbell-shape,cosh-shapc,assurgent narrow strip shape. The thickness of medial wall ofpterygopalatiue fessa in middle nasal meatus is (1.95±0.66) mm (left),(1.97±0.74) mm(right).The distance from posterior edge of the aperture of maxillary sinus to pterygopalatine fossa is (11.25±1.95) mm(left) (11.22±1.96) mm (right). Conchision: The now approach of the operation doesn't pass maxillary sinus,the instruments can be used to go in the middle nasal meatus until the medial wall of pterygopalatine fossa,then open the thin piece ofboue,enter the pterygopalatine fossa directly.%目的:用改进火棉胶包埋技术,为翼腭窝新型手术入路提供应用解剖学依据.方法:固定成人尸头标本30例,取其前颅底.标本经脱钙、脱水等系列处理,分别行三维连续薄切片,厚度0.25 mm.同时对80侧干燥骨进行测量.结果:翼腭窝形态多样,除有三角形外,还有弧形、横置"S"形、楔形、"L"形、哑铃形、短棒状或斜向外上的窄长条形.翼腭窝在中鼻道处内侧壁厚度为(1.95±0.66)mmm(左),(1.97±0.74)mm(右).在中鼻道处上颌窦口后缘至翼腭窝距离(11.25±1.95)mm(左),(11.22±1.96)mm(右).结论:新型手术入路不经过上颌窦,运用器械从中鼻道深入至翼腭窝的内侧壁深度,打开薄骨板,直接进入翼腭窝,由此处入路手术创伤小、出血少、安全、术后并发症少.

  14. Associação singular de síndrome de Kallmann e cisto aracnóide da fossa média: relato de caso Singular association of Kallmann's syndrome and arachnoid cyst of middle fossa: case report

    Yvens B. Fernandes


    Full Text Available O hipogonadismo hipogonadotrófico pode resultar de diferentes anomalias do sistema nervoso central, apresentando sinais clínicos que dependem da idade de aparecimento, bem como do grau de deficiência gonadotrófica e de sua associação com outras deficiências hipofisárias. Relatamos o caso de um rapaz de 18 anos com atraso puberal, retardo de crescimento estatural a partir de 10 anos e história de dificuldade de aprendizado escolar. Ao exame apresentava discreto aspecto eunucóide, 162 cm de altura (z score = -2,17, estadiamento puberal GII, PII, testículos de 4 cm³. A avaliação complementar demonstrou níveis pré-puberais de testosterona, megateste com resposta normal, exceto ao teste de estímulo com GnRH agudo e prolongado. CT de crânio mostrou cisto aracnóide da fossa média esquerda com extensão supra-selar. Foi feito o diagnóstico de hipogonadismo hipogonadotrófico provavelmente secundário à compressão pelo cisto aracnóide e por isso, optou-se por derivação cisto-peritoneal. Após a cirurgia não houve retomada do desenvolvimento puberal, sendo então verificada anosmia bilateral e, portanto, diagnosticada Síndrome de Kallmann, que foi confirmada pelos achados da RNM, embora os resultados hormonais não sejam totalmente compatíveis com a referida síndrome. Não encontramos na literatura descrição da associação entre Síndrome de Kallmnann e cisto aracnóide e acreditamos que neste caso os resultados da avaliação hormonal possam ser devidos a tal associação que provocou adicionalmente uma disfunção hipofisária.Hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism can result from different abnormalities in the central nervous system. The clinical picture depends upon the time of onset the deficiency, the magnitude of the gonadotropins deficiency and whether there are other pituitary hormone deficiencies as well. We report on a 18-year-old boy, who was investigated because of pubertal and growth delay. He also had learning

  15. 儿童创伤性颅后窝硬脑膜外血肿的治疗%Treatment of traumatic posterior cranial fossa epidural hematoma in children

    孙育海; 吴海渡; 陈磊; 丁圣豪; 高国一; 包映晖; 潘耀华; 梁玉敏; 江基尧


    Objective To summarize the clinical features and treatment experience of traumatic posterior cranial fossa epidural hematomas (PFEDH) in child.Methods Clinical data of 30 patients with PFEDH diagnosed by surgery or imaging were analyzed retrospectively, including traffic accident injury in 18 cases, crash injury in 9, falling injury in 3, and all patients accompanied with occipital impact.The GCS scores were as follows: 8 to 10 scores in 3 cases, 11 to 12 in 9, 13 to 14 in 18.Surgical or conservative treatment was adopted according to the volume of hematoma and conditions of patients.Results Conservative treatment was performed in 6 patients, and the hematoma was completely absorbed according to CT 3 months after operation, and the neurological examination revealed no obvious abnormality.Surgical treatment was performed in 24 patients, whose state was stably improved,headache disappeared gradually, and the hematoma was basically absorbed according to CT postoperatively.No complications related to operation occurred.Good recovery was achieved in all patients according to GOS scores.Conclusions The patients with occipital impact and skull fracture have a higher risk of developing into PFEDH, and early diagnosis and prompt treatment of traumatic PFEDH can achieve satisfactory outcomes in children.%目的:总结儿童创伤性颅后窝硬脑膜外血肿(PFEDH)的临床特点和诊治经验.方法:回顾性分析30例经手术和(或)影像学检查确诊的儿童创伤性PFEDH的临床资料,其中车祸伤18例,坠落伤9例,跌伤3例;均有枕部着力伤.GCS评分:8~10分3例,11~12分9例,13~14分18例.根据血肿量和病人情况,采用非手术治疗或手术治疗.结果:非手术治疗6例,伤后3个月复查CT血肿均完全吸收,神经系统检查未见明显异常;手术治疗24例,术后所有病儿病情平稳好转,头痛症状逐渐消失,术后CT显示血肿基本清除.本组无手术相关并发症.出院时病儿按COS预后分级均恢复

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  17. [Epidemiological surveillance of febrile rash illness].

    Pérez-Pérez, Gabriela Fidela; Rojas-Mendoza, Teresita; Cabrera-Gaytán, David Alejandro; Grajales-Muñiz, Concepción; Maldonado-Burgos, Martha Alejandra


    Introducción: en 2011 se detectaron tres casos importados de sarampión, por lo que se intensificó la vigilancia epidemiológica con emisión de alertas epidemiológicas. El objetivo de este estudio es describir el fenómeno de la intensificación de la vigilancia epidemiológica de enfermedad febril exantemática ante la importación de casos confirmados de sarampión en el territorio nacional en el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. Métodos: se obtuvieron los casos del sistema especial de vigilancia epidemiológica de 2011, se compararon con el año previo. Se determinó t de Student para diferencia de medias, prueba de Wilson para proporciones; ambas con un valor alfa del 0.05. Resultados: en 2011 se notificaron 2786 casos de enfermedad febril exantemática, 51.2 % más casos que el año anterior; el número de casos reportados con relación a los esperados aumentó en 29 de las 35 Delegaciones del IMSS con un incremento en el promedio de casos notificados a partir de la semana 26. El 67.4 % de los casos notificados se concentró en los menores de 5 años de edad. Conclusiones: se apreció un incremento importante de casos notificados de enfermedad febril exantemática en comparación con el año previo. El Instituto cuenta con un sistema de vigilancia epidemiológica de enfermedad febril exantemática robusto y flexible, que ha permitido identificar riesgos a la población.

  18. Nursing Experience of Intractable Subcutaneous Effusion after Posterior Fossa Tumor Operation in 15 cases%15例后颅窝肿瘤术后顽固性皮下积液的护理体会

    银秀春; 银秀君; 王参智


    目的:探讨腰大池置管+积液腔留置套管针同时持续外引流治疗后颅窝肿瘤术后顽固性皮下积液的护理要点。方法回顾性分析15例腰大池置管+积液腔留置套管针同时外引流治疗后颅窝肿瘤术后顽固性皮下积液患者的临床护理资料。结果本组病例经腰大池置管+积液腔留置套管针同时持续外引流治疗,皮下积液均治愈。结论腰大池置管+积液腔留置套管针同时持续外引流是治疗后颅窝肿瘤术后顽固性皮下积液的有效措施。保持外引流管通畅,是治愈后颅窝肿瘤术后顽固性皮下积液的关键。%Objective To investigate the key points of treating and caring for intractable subcutaneous effusion of postoperative patients with posterior fossa tumors by use of lumbar cistern tube and indwelling needle plus effusion cavity continuous external drain-age. Methods Clinical nursing data of 15 cases were retrospectively analyzed. All the cases of postoperative patients with posterior fossa tumors adopted lumbar cistern tube and indwelling needle plus effusion cavity continuous external drainage to treat intractable sub-cutaneous effusion. Results All the cases with subcutaneous effusion treated by lumbar cistern tube and indwelling needle plus effu-sion cavity continuous external drainage were cured. Conclusion Lumbar cistern tube and indwelling needle plus effusion cavity con-tinuous external drainage is an effective method to treat intractable subcutaneous effusion of postoperative patients with posterior fossa tumors, and the important thing is to keep the external drainage tube unclogged.

  19. Copépodes parasitos de fossas nasais de cinco espécies de peixes (Characiformes da planície de inundação do alto rio Paraná, Paraná, Brasil - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v29i4.887 Parasitic copepods in the nasal fossae of five fish species (Characiformes from the upper Paraná river floodplain, Paraná, Brazil - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v29i4.887

    Maria de los Angeles Perez Lizama


    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo o estudo de copépodes parasitos de fossas nasais de peixes da planície de inundação do alto Rio Paraná. As coletas foram realizadas em diversos pontos da planície nos meses de março, junho e setembro de 2004. Foram coletados 73 exemplares de peixes da ordem Characiformes, de quatro famílias distintas, pertencentes a cinco espécies: Acestrorhynchus lacustris, Prochilodus lineatus, Schizodon borellii, Serrasalmus maculatus e Serrasalmus marginatus. Dentre os 73 peixes examinados, 53 encontravam-se parasitados por copépodes de fossas nasais, variando de 1 a 146 parasitos por peixe. Os parasitos encontrados pertenciam a três espécies conhecidas: Gamidactylus jaraquensis Thatcher & Boeger, 1984; Gamispatulus schizodontis Thatcher & Boeger, 1984 e Rhinergasilus piranhus Boeger & Thatcher, 1988. Diferenças foram observadas nas medidas corporais dos parasitos e na quantidade de espécies de parasitos por espécie de peixe em relação aos copépodes encontrados em estudos anteriores na região amazônica. O presente estudo constitui um dos poucos trabalhos de identificação de copépodes parasitos de fossas nasais de peixes da região Sul do Brazil.The present work had the objective to study parasitic copepods in the nasal fossae of fish from the upper Paraná river floodplain. Fish were captured in different locations of the floodplain in March, June and September, 2004. A total of 73 specimens (Characiformes were collected, belonging to 4 distinct families and 5 species: Acestrorhynchus lacustris (Acestrorhynchidae, Schizodon borellii (Anostomidae, Prochilodus lineatus (Prochilodontidae, Serrasalmus marginatus and Serrasalmus maculatus (Serrasalmidae. Among 73 fishes examined, 53 were parasitized by nasal fossae copepods, varying from 1 to 146 parasites per host. Parasites found belonged to 3 known species: Gamidactylus jaraquensis Thatcher & Boeger, 1984; Gamispatulus schizodontis Thatcher & Boeger

  20. MRI imaging features of common tumors in posterior cranial fossa of children%儿童后颅窝常见肿瘤的MRI影像学特征分析

    贾维; 刘亚龙; 彭礼清


    Objective To investigate the MRI imaging features of common tumors in posterior cranial fossa of children.Methods MRI imaging data of 20 children with tumors in posterior cranial fossa that had been clinico-pathologically demonstrated were retrospectively analyzed.Results Six cases with astrocytoma mainly showed iso-and hypo-density on T1WI and mixed signal intensity on T2WI sequences.Of the astrocytoma cases,four had cystic changes,and one case presented completely cystic.Ten cases with medulloblastoma showed slightly hypo-dense signal intensity and iso-or slightly hyper-intense signal intensity on T1WI and T2WI sequences,respectively.Very little cystic changes were found in the type of tumors.Four cases with ependymoma were located at the fourth ventricle,and mainly showed iso-and hypo-signal intensity on T1 WI and high or slightly higher signal intensity on T2WI.All the medulloblastomas were heterogeneously enhanced with obstructive hydrocephalus.Conclusions There are certain MRI imaging features of tumors in posterior cranial fossa of children.MRI has clinically significant in the locating and characterizing tumors in posterior cranial fossa of children.%目的 探讨儿童后颅窝肿瘤的磁共振(MRI)影像学特征.方法 回顾性分析20例经手术病理证实的儿童后颅窝肿瘤的MRI和临床资料.结果 6例星形细胞瘤MRI平扫以T1WI等低信号,T2WI混杂信号为主,其中4例部分囊性变,增强后明显不均匀强化,1例完全囊性变.10例髓母细胞瘤以T1WI稍低信号、T2WI等或稍高信号为主,其中5例病灶信号欠均匀,伴有多个小囊边区.4例室管膜瘤,均位于四脑室区,以T1WI等、低信号,T2WI高或稍高信号为主,呈明显不均匀强化,伴梗阻性脑积水.结论 儿童后颅窝肿瘤的MRI表现具有一定的特征性,MRI对儿童后颅窝肿瘤的定位和定性诊断具有重要的临床价值.

  1. 儿童后颅窝硬膜外血肿35例临床分析%Posterior fossa epidural hematomas in children: a clinical analysis of 35 cases

    王子德; 于如同; 祁正磊; 沈志刚; 苗发安; 谢满意; 纪培志; 王强


    Objective To investigate the clinical features,imaging findings,treatment and prognosis of posterior fossa epidural hematomas in children.Methods From August 2010 to April 2015,the clinical data of 35 children with traumatic posterior fossa epidural hematoma admitted to the Department of Neurosurgery,the Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical College were analyzed retrospectively.Eighteen of them were treated conservatively 8 were treated with skull drilling and drainage.Three of which received urokinase therapy because part of residual hematoma after procedure,and 9 were treated by craniotomy.Results In 18 children treated with the conservative treatment,CT revealed that their hematomas were absorbed about 1 month or so after symptom onset.The residual hematomas < 5 ml after procedure in 8 children were treated with skull drilling and drainage,and 9 were treated with craniotomy,their hematomas were removed completely after procedure.They were followed up for 4 months to 5 years.All children recovered well,without operation death and disability.Conclusions The occurrence of posterior fossa epidural hematomas in children are relatively more common.Most of them are falling and slipping injuries.The lambdoid suture separation fracture and occipital fracture are the main causes of bleeding.Headache,vomiting and disturbance of consciousness are more important for identifying the disease.Hemotomas in acute phase are easy to be liquefied.Drilling skull and drainage are safe and effective for the treatment of liquefied hematomas.The early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of posterior fossa epidural hematomas in children have good prognosis.%目的 探讨儿童后颅窝硬膜外血肿的临床特点、影像学表现、治疗方法及预后.方法 回顾性分析2010年8月至2015年4月徐州医学院附属医院神经外科收治的35例儿童外伤性后颅窝硬膜外血肿患儿的临床资料.采用保守治疗18例;钻孔引流治疗8例,其中3例因术后血

  2. Corpos estranhos de fossas nasais: descrição de tipos e complicações em 420 casos Nasal foreign bodies: description of types and complications in 420 cases

    Ricardo Rodrigues Figueiredo


    Full Text Available Corpos estranhos de fossas nasais são acidentes comuns em crianças, podendo, de acordo com a literatura, levar a complicações supurativas e bronco-aspiração do corpo estranho. O diagnóstico é feito quase sempre pela rinoscopia anterior, mas a nasofibroscopia e exames radiológicos podem ser úteis. OBJETIVO: Analisar um total de 420 casos de corpos estranhos de fossas nasais removidos no serviço de ORL-EPO do Hospital Municipal Souza Aguiar quanto a vários parâmetros como sexo, idade, tipo e complicações. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: 420 casos de corpos estranhos de fossas nasais removidos no serviço de Otorrinolaringologia e Endoscopia Per-oral (ORL-EPO do Hospital Municipal Souza Aguiar, no período de dezembro de 1992 a dezembro de 1998, quanto aos parâmetros acima referidos. RESULTADOS: Foi encontrada uma maior incidência na faixa etária de 0 a 4 anos, sendo os mais comuns, pela ordem fragmentos de espuma, fragmentos de material plástico, grãos de feijão e fragmentos de papel. As complicações ocorreram em 9,05% dos casos, sendo as mais comuns a epistaxe e a vestibulite. CONCLUSÃO: Os corpos estranhos de fossas nasais são acidentes encontrados principalmente na faixa etária de 0 a 4 anos, sendo os mais comuns, em nossa casuística, os fragmentos de espuma e pequenos artefatos de plástico. Complicações não são freqüentes, sendo as mais encontradas a epistaxe e vestibulite nasal.Nasal cavities foreign bodies are common accidents in children, sometimes leading, in accordance with the literature, to complications such as epistaxis and bronchoaspiration. Diagnosis is often made with anterior rhinoscopy, but sometimes nasal fibroendoscopy and imaging may be useful. AIM: To evaluate 420 cases of nasal foreign bodies removed in ENT Service of Souza Aguiar Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, as related to sex, age, type of foreign body and complications. MATERIALS AND METHOD: 420 cases of nasal foreign bodies removed in the ENT service of

  3. Delayed presentation of a traumatic brachial artery pseudoaneurysm.

    Forde, James C


    Delayed presentation of a brachial artery pseudoaneurysm following penetrating trauma is infrequently reported. We report the case of a 23-year-old male who presented three months following a penetrating trauma to his antecubital fossa with a sudden exacerbation of swelling and tenderness of his elbow. Doppler ultrasound and computed tomography arteriography confirmed the presence of a large pseudoaneurysm. Surgical reconstruction was performed using the long saphenous vein as an interposition vein graft, restoring normal arterial circulation.

  4. Merging field mapping and numerical simulation to interpret the lithofacies variations from unsteady pyroclastic density currents on uneven terrain: The case of La Fossa di Vulcano (Aeolian Islands, Italy)

    Doronzo, Domenico M.; Dellino, Pierfrancesco; Sulpizio, Roberto; Lucchi, Federico


    In order to obtain results from computer simulations of explosive volcanic eruptions, one either needs a statistical approach to test a wide range of initial and boundary conditions, or needs using a well-constrained field case study via stratigraphy. Here we followed the second approach, using data obtained from field mapping of the Grotta dei Palizzi 2 pyroclastic deposits (Vulcano Island, Italy) as input for numerical modeling. This case study deals with impulsive phreatomagmatic explosions of La Fossa Cone that generated ash-rich pyroclastic density currents, interacting with the topographic high of the La Fossa Caldera rim. One of the simplifications in dealing with well-sorted ash (one particle size in the model) is to highlight the topographic effects on the same pyroclastic material in an unsteady current. We demonstrate that by merging field data with 3D numerical simulation results it is possible to see key details of the dynamical current-terrain interaction, and to interpret the lithofacies variations of the associated deposits as a function of topography-induced sedimentation (settling) rate. Results suggest that a value of the sedimentation rate lower than 5 kg/m2 s at the bed load can still be sheared by the overlying current, producing tractional structures (laminae) in the deposits. Instead, a sedimentation rate higher than that threshold can preclude the formation of tractional structures, producing thicker massive deposits. We think that the approach used in this study could be applied to other case studies (both for active and ancient volcanoes) to confirm or refine such threshold value of the sedimentation rate, which is to be considered as an upper value as for the limitations of the numerical model.

  5. 先天性肛门闭锁合并直肠阴道舟状窝瘘的护理%Nursing of congenital anal atresia patients complicated with rectovaginal scaphoid fossa fistula



    目的 探讨先天性肛门闭锁合并直肠阴道舟状窝瘘的护理.方法 总结14例先天性肛门闭锁合并直肠阴道道舟状窝瘘围术期护理.护理要点包括:术前心里护理及充分做好肠道准备,术后做好肛周、肛管护理,定期扩肛,观察排便情况,给予健康指导及出院指导.结果 患者中2例术后肛门红肿明显伴有糜烂、流脓.经积极治疗和护理,所有患儿均痊愈出院.结论 充分的术前准备和细致的术后护理及正确扩肛能避免术后并发症的发生,提高患儿生活质量.%Objective To explore the nursing of congenital anal atresia patients complicated with rectovaginal scaphoid fossa fistula. Methods The perioperative nursing of 14 congenital anal atresia patients complicated with rectovaginal scaphoid fossa fistula was summarized. The nursing included preoperative psychological care and adequate bowel preparation and postoperative nursing (perianal and anal canal nursing,regular anal expansion,defecation,health guidance and discharge guidance). Results Two patients had anal swelling accompanied by erosion and pus. After active treatment and nursing,all children were cured and discharged. Conclusion Adequate preoperative preparation,careful postoperative nursing,right anal expansion can avoid complications and improve quality of life of those patients.

  6. Analysis on Sero-epidemiological Characteristics of 379 Cases of Rash and Fever Illness%379例发热出疹性疾病血清流行病学分析

    何吉兰; 方刚; 童文彬; 孙莉


    为了解四川省发热出疹性疾病(RFIs)的血清流行病学特征,以便更好地开展麻疹监测,1997~2000年5月,在该省20个县采集了暴发和散发病例的急性期血清标本,用酶联免疫吸附试验(ELISA)捕捉法检测麻疹和风疹IgM抗体。结果:379例中确诊为麻疹的192例(50.66%),风疹80例(21.11%),其它RFIs 107例(28.23%)。379份血清标本中,麻疹IgM抗体阳性144份,阳性率37.99%;风疹IgM抗体阳性40例(10.55%)。RFIs发病高峰季节为春季,发病以<15岁儿童为主,暴发病例以麻疹为主。血清学诊断是科学鉴别RFIs的重要手段。加强麻疹疫苗的有效接种和强化免疫,是加速控制麻疹的主要策略。%In order to know the sero-epidemiological characteristics of rash and fever illness (RFIs) and carry out measles surveillance well, we collected acute phase serum specimens of epidemic and sporadic RFIs in 20 counties of the province from 1997~May, 2000 and tested for measles IgM and rubella IgM antibody by captured-ELISA. The results showed that of 379 RFIs surveyed, 192 measles cases (50.66%) and 80 rubella cases (21.11%) were diagnosed, the other 107 were RFIs(28.23%). By ELISA test, the serum specimens of measles IgM positive was 144(37.99%), of rubella IgM positive was 40 (10.55%). RFIs occurred highly in spring season, the children<15 years old were chiefly attacked and most of the epidemic RFIs were measles. We hold that sero-diagnosis is the important measure to distinguish RFIs, effective and supplementary measles vaccination is the major strategy to speed up controlling of measles.

  7. Development of a liquid chip for simultaneous detection on three kinds of viruses of fever and rash syndromes%液相芯片检测3种发热伴出疹病毒方法的建立

    刘丽娟; 姜超; 杨永莉; 王莎莎; 于珊珊; 王旺


    目的 建立一种能同时检测发热伴出疹症候群中的肠道病毒71(EV71)、柯萨奇病毒A组16(CA16)和麻疹病毒(MV)的高通量液相芯片检测方法.方法 针对EV71、CA16和MV全基因组序列,分别设计特异性引物和探针,经多重PCR扩增并用生物素标记相应的基因片段,建立EV71、CA16和MV高通量核酸液相芯片检测方法.并对该方法灵敏度、特异度进行验证.结果 液相芯片检测方法对EV71、CA16和MV的检测结果与多重PCR的检测结果一致.该方法能同时完成对其中任何1种及3种病毒的检测,特异性好,灵敏度最低可达2.14 pg/μl.结论 该方法用于3种发热伴出疹症候群病毒的检测具有较高的灵敏度和特异性,可用于EV71、CA16和MV的实验室检测.%Objective To develop a rapid, high-throughput screening method of gene liquid chip to detect three viruses of fever and rash syndromes, including EV71, CA16 and Measles virus. Methods Highly validated specific primers and probes were used to amplify the target regions of each virus. Biotin labeled PCR products were hybridized to corresponding probes coupling on the unique fluorescent beads. The hybridized beads were processed through the Bio-plex, which identified the presence of PCR products. The sensitivity, specificity and detection power were also analyzed. Results The result of liquid chip on the detection of three kinds of viruses was consistent with the result of multiple PCR. The assay can detect each virus and all three kinds of viruses simultaneously, with high specificity and the lowest detection limitation was 2.14pg/μl. Conclusion The assay, which is high sensitivity and specificity, can be used to detect EV71, CA16 and MV in the laboratory.

  8. 特发性青少年脊髓空洞症患儿后颅窝线性容积的改变及临床意义%Morphometric analysis of the posterior fossa in adolescents with idiopathic syringomyelia

    闫煌; 朱泽章; 邱勇; 沙士甫; 江龙; 伍伟飞; 杨宗


    目的 评估青少年特发性脊髓空洞(idiopathic syringomyelia,IS)患儿后颅窝线性容积,并探讨其临床意义.方法 从2008年1月至2011年10月我院诊断为IS的病例中选择影像学资料完整的青少年患儿25例(IS组).同时选取性别、年龄匹配的继发于Chiari畸形Ⅰ型的脊髓空洞(Chiari malformation type Ⅰ& syringomyelia,CMI-S)患儿(CMI-S组)及正常青少年作为对照组.在正中矢状面MR影像上分别测量三组患儿后颅窝线性容积的距离指标(后颅窝斜坡长度、枕骨大孔径、枕上长度、后颅窝矢状径、后颅窝高径)和角度指标(后颅窝斜坡倾斜角),并运用单向方差分析统计三组患儿后颅窝各测量指标间的差异.结果 IS组后颅窝斜坡长度25.4~48.7 mm(平均38.3 mm);枕骨大孔前后径27.2~44.2 mm(平均33.6 mm);枕骨鳞部长度23.6~48.2 mm(平均36.7 mm);后颅窝矢状62.9~88.4 mm(平均74.3 mm);后颅窝高径18.5~43.9 mm(平均31.3 mm)及斜坡倾斜角30.0°~77.0°(平均56.7°).IS组与CMI-S组患儿的后颅窝线性容积各测量指标均显著小于正常青少年,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).IS组患儿后颅窝斜坡倾斜角为56.7°±10.6°,显著大于CMI-S组患儿50.8°±11.7°,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05),其余指标差异没有统计学意义(P>0.05).结论 IS患儿与CMI-S患儿均存在后颅窝骨性结构的发育异常.与CMI-S患儿相比,IS患儿具有较为陡直的斜坡结构.%Objective To investigate the morphometric characteristics of the posterior fossa in adolescents with idiopathic syringomyelia (IS) and to elucidate the clinical significances.Methods A retrospective radiographic review was performed on 25 adolescents who were diagnosed as IS and treated at our clinic between January 2008 and October 2011.Another cohort of normal adolescents and chiari malformation type Ⅰ & syringomyelia(CMI-S) patients,matched with the IS patients in age and gender,were recruited as the control

  9. Posterior Interosseous Nerve Syndrome Resulting from Parosteal Lipoma of the Proximal Radius: An Elusive Diagnosis Yet Excellent Outcome

    Saaiq, Muhammad; Siddiui, Saad


    A 53-year old man presented with seven months history of progressive weakness of extension of the digits and the thumb of the left hand. The wrist extension was normal and sensations were also intact. The patient had also been noticing a progressively enlarging lump on the lower anterolateral aspect of the left antecubital fossa for the last three months. Physical examination andelectro diagnostic studies revealed motor deficit along the posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) distribution with preservation of sensations. Also a soft tissue solitary lump (measuring 6×5 cm in its greatest dimensions) was palpable in the left antecubital fossa. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the forearm revealed a well-defined, non-enhancing, homogenous, fat intensity lesion in the left antecubital fossa, attached to the proximal radius. The patient underwent surgical excision of the lump with decompression of the PIN in the radial tunnel. Histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of parosteal lipoma. Although the diagnosis was elusive at the very outset, yet prudent clinical judgment, appropriate ancillary investigations and timely surgical intervention resulted in optimal functional recovery of the hand drop. There was complete motor recovery at 4-months follow up with no recurrence of the lipomaafter one year.

  10. Strategy of endoscopic surgery for posterior cranial fossa cysts with hydrocephalus in children%儿童颅后窝囊肿合并脑积水的内镜治疗

    朱广通; 胡志强; 黄辉; 戴缤; 关峰; 王劭恒; 毛贝贝; 任乐宁; 康庄


    Objective To explore the surgical approach, techniques and efficacy for different types of posterior cranial fossa cysts treated by endoscopic surgery. Methods Clinical data of 26 patients with posterior cranial fossa cysts complicated by hydrocephalus were analyzed retrospectively. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Cine MRI and radionuclide cisternography were performed in all the patients preoperatively. The endoscope-assisted microsurgery through infratentorial posterior median approach was performed in 3 cases, and endoscopic surgery alone via supratentorial transfrontal cortical approach in 23. Results High intracranial pressure improved to different degrees in all the patients postoperatively, limb dyskinesia improved in 1 case and was not obviously changed in 2.Postoperatively intracranial pressure declined to normal level after releasing CSF by lumbar puncture. CSF leaked into the hypoderma in 1 case and no other serious complications occurred postoperatively. Cine MRI 1 week after operation showed CSF flowed through the ostomy of third ventricle floor in all patients undergoing surgery via supratentorial approach. MRI reexamination was performed in all the patients 6 months after operation, the cysts shrank in 18 cases and was not obviously changed in 8, and the size of ventricles diminished in 11 cases and was not obviously changed in 15. Conclusions Endoscopic surgery through supratentorial transfrontal cortical approach has obvious therapeutic efficacy for huge posterior cranial fossa cysts encroached on the tentorium cerebelli and Dandy-Walker malformation with expanded midbrain aqueduct, which can solve the mass effect caused by hydrocephalus and cysts at the same time.%目的 探讨神经内镜手术治疗不同类型颅后窝囊肿的手术入路、技巧及疗效.方法 回顾性分析26例颅后窝囊肿合并脑积水病人的临床资料.术前均行脑脊液磁共振电影成像(Cine MRI)和同位素脑池显像检查.采用幕下后正中

  11. Trends in Surgery and Diagnosis of Benign and Malignant Tumors of the pterygopalatine Fossa%翼腭窝及翼腭窝邻近结构中良、恶性肿瘤的诊断与外科处理



    翼腭窝区域的手术因为位置深在、解剖结构复杂,使得发生在该区域的肿瘤切除具有臣大的挑战性.当翼腭窝的肿瘤累及上颌骨、进入上颌窦,腮腺深叶的肿瘤扩展进入翼腭窝时,广泛的切除通常是必要的.随着影像学、病理诊断学、外科技术、手术器械和重建技术的进步,颅底外科已成为多学科外科医师关注的热点.本文就翼腭窝及翼腭窝邻近结构中良、恶性肿瘤的诊断与外科处理进行系统的论述.%Surgical management in the pterygopalatine fossa region presents anatomic and surgical problems related to the difficulty of access. When a tumor in the pterygopalaline fossa involves the maxilla and extends into the maxillary sinus, and a tumor in the deep lobe of the parotid gland extends into the pterygopalatine fossa, extensive resection is often necessary. With the advancements in imageology, diagnostic technology, diagnostic pathology, surgical technology and instrumentation, reconstructive techniques, the surgery of the lateral cranial base or the middle cranial base is now receiving significant attention progress, and interest. The objective of the paper was to provide an overview of contemporary strategies for the management of tumors in the pterygopalatine fossa and adjacent structures.

  12. A new species of Dermopristis Kearn, Whittington & Evans-Gowing, 2010 (Monogenea: Microbothriidae), with observations on associations between the gut diverticula and reproductive system and on the presence of denticles in the nasal fossae of the host Glaucostegus typus (Bennett) (Elasmobranchii: Rhinobatidae)

    Whittington, ID; Kearn, GC


    Dermopristis cairae n. sp. (Microbothriidae) is described from the skin and possibly from the nasal fossae of the giant shovelnosed ray Glaucostegus typus (Bennett). The new species is distinguished from D. paradoxus Kearn, Whittington & Evans-Gowing, 2010 by its larger size, body shape, lack of transverse ridges on the ventral surface and absence of a seminal receptacle. Extensive short gut branches lie dorsal to the testes and adjacent to the coiled region of the vas deferens and the oo¨typ...

  13. Neuroendoscopic therapy for hydrocephalus caused by cysts of the posterior fossa%神经内镜治疗后颅窝囊肿合并脑积水31例分析

    刘华; 彭玉平; 漆松涛; 韦拳堂; 宋烨


    Objective To explore the process and technique ofneuroendoscopic operation in obstructive hydrocephalus caused by cysts of the posterior fossa. Methods An analysis of 31 patients with obstractive hydrocephalus caused by cysts of the posterior fossa, admitted to our hospital from April 2004 to August 2010, was performed; CT and MRI were performed on these patients. Among all the 31patients, 19 had arachnoid cyst of the posterior fossa, 5 Dandy-Walker malformations, 2 Blake' s pouch cyst, and 5 cysts after resection of the tumor. Treatment efficacy was determined according to the improvement of clinical symptoms, imaging manifestations and appearing of relative complications.Results Endoscopic management (n=14), microsurgery (n=9) and ventriculoperitoneal shunt (n=8) were performed. All the patients' postoperative hydrocephalus was alleviated in early stage of treatnent.Subsequent follow-up, ranged from 0.6 to 6 years, revealed a sharp reduction of sizes of the cyst and ventricle system under MRI in 28 patients, with a total effective rate of 87.1%. The effective rate and incidence of complications were 92.9% and 14.3% in patients performed endoscopic management, 88.9%and 33.3% in patients performed microsurgery, and 75% and 50% in patients performed ventriculoperitoneal shunt, respectively.Conclusion Neuroendoscopic procedure is a safe and effective technique for hydrocephalus caused by cysts of the posterior fossa; as compared with those with microsurgery and ventriculoperitoneal shunt, higher success rate and less operative complications are achieved in patients with endoscopic management.%目的 探讨神经内镜治疗后颅窝囊肿合并脑积水的诊治方法。 方法 回顾性分析南方医院神经外科自2004年4月至2010年8月收治的31例后颅窝扩大囊室合并脑积水患者资料,所有患者均经头颅CT和MRI证实。其中后颅窝真性蛛网膜囊肿19例,Dandy walker畸形5例,布莱克囊肿2

  14. 关节镜清理成形术治疗肘骨关节炎伴肘后撞击症%Efficacies of arthroscopic debridement and olecranon fossa plasty in the treatment of osteoarthtis and posterior elbow impingement

    刘玉杰; 王俊良; 李海峰; 齐玮; 王宁


    Objective To evaluate the efficacies of arthroscopic debridement and removal of osteophyma for olecroanon and olecranon fossa plasty for posterior impingement of elbow joint.Methods Between 1999 and 2008,a total of 21 cases were diagnosed with osteoarthritis and posterior elbow impingement.There were 15 males and 6 females.And there were 16 right and 15 left cases.They included volleyball players (n =7),tennis players ( n =7 ),golf enthusiasts ( n =4) and fencers ( n =3 ).The average duration of onset-operation was 3.5 years ( range:2.5 - 8 ).Arthroscopic exploration revealed synovial hyperplasia hypertrophy,cartilage degeneration and olecranon fossa hyperplasia with deformed olecranon fossa.Debridement and plasty were performed.Loose bodies were removed from elbow joint in 6 patients.Partial resection of posterior olecranon tip was performed and osteophytes or fibrous tissue removed in this area.Dynamic observation showed no posterior elbow impingement.Results Postoperative follow-up was conducted in 19 cases and 2 cases became lost to follow-up.The average follow-up period was 25.3 months (range:18 -42).All patients were evaluated preoperatively and postoperatively with the Hospital for Special Surgery Elbow Assessment Scale.The outcomes were excellent ( n =12 ),good ( n =7 ) and fair ( n =2).Postoperative patients elbow swelling and pain relieve,sports and life function returns to normal,elbow flexion and rotating mobility obviously improved.With the elbow radiological films to measure the range of motion,the average range of motion was 90.5° preoperatively and improved to 130° postoperatively.There was significant improvement in all cases.Conclusion Posterior elbow impingement is caused by hyperextension trauma and elbow overuse during specific sporting activities.Arthroscopic debridement and olecroanon or olecranon fossa plasty demonstrates excellent results for posterior impingement of elbow joint.%目的 探讨肘关节镜清理成形术治疗尺骨

  15. 11~13+6周胎儿颅后窝结构的产前超声检测%Ultrasound measurement of fetal posterior fossa at 11 to 13 + 6 gestational weeks for screening open spina bifida

    秦凤真; 李胜利; 华轩; 欧阳玉容; 郑琼; 毕静茹


    Objective To establish the normal reference ranges of transabdominal ultrasound measurements of the posterior fossa structure in fetuses at 11 to 13+6 gestational weeks and explore their clinical value in screening open spina bifida (OSB). Methods Between January, 2013 and September, 541 randomly selected normal fetuses underwent nuchal translucency at the gestational age 11 to 13+6 weeks. The parameters of the posterior fossa were measured in mid-sagittal view of the fetal face and the axial view of the transverse cerebellum insonated through the anterior fontanel by transabdominal ultrasound to establish the normal reference ranges. The measurements were obtained from 3 fetuses with OSB for comparison with the reference ranges. Results In normal fetuses, the parameters of the posterior fossa measured in the two views showed no significant differences (P>0.05). Two high echogenic lines were observed in normal fetuses, as compared with one in fetuses with OSB representing the posterior border of the brain stem and the anterior border of the fourth ventricle. The line between the posterior border of the fourth ventricle and the anterior border of the cisterna magna was not displayed in fetuses with OSB. The anteroposterior diameters of the brain stem, the fourth ventricle, and cisterna magna all increased in positive correlation with the crown-lump length in normal fetuses. In the 3 OSB fetuses, the anteroposterior diameter of the brain stem exceeded the 95th percentile and the anteroposterior diameter of fourth ventrical-cisterner magena was below the 5th percentile of the reference range for CRL;the brain stem to fourth ventrical-cisterner magena anteroposterior diameter ratio was increased to above 1. Conclusion The established normal reference ranges of the parameters of fetal posterior fossa may provide assistance in early OSB detection. The absence of the posterior border of the fourth ventricle and the anterior border of the cisterna magna and a brainstem to

  16. 垂体窝上口形态学特点与垂体腺瘤生长关系的影像学研究%Imaging study of the relationship between morphological features of pituitary fossa superior orifice and growth pattern of pituitary adenomas

    韦拳堂; 漆松涛; 彭玉平; 陆云涛; 龙浩; 王剑新


    Objective To explore the relationship between morphological features of pituitary fossa superior orifice and growth pattern of pituitary adenomas. Methods One hundred patients with pituitary adenomas were selected as pituitary adenoma. One hundred healthy people were set as normal control group. Head CT scan was used to observe the anatomical features of the pituitary fossa superior orifice in healthy people and the sella turcica in patients with pituitary adenoma. The effect of morphological features of pituitary fossa superior orifice on the growth pattern of pituitary adenoma was analyzed. Results The slant angle of pituitary fossa superior orifice was 0.79°±l 1.69° in healthy people and -1.73°±12.42° in pituitary adenoma group. The angle in normal control group can be classified into three types, namely anteverted type, horizontal type and retroverted type. The angle between the longest diameter of tumor and pituitary fossa superior orifice was 91.18°±10.24° in pituitary adenoma patients. According to morphology of the sella turcica, the tumor was of sac type in 41 patients, wok type in 24, cylinder type in 13 and cribriform type in 22. Conclusions Pituitary adenoma grows upward basically perpendicularly to pituitary fossa superior orifice. The slant angle of pituitary fossa superior orifice determines the growth direction of pituitary adenoma toward suprasella.%目的 探讨垂体窝上口形态学特点与垂体腺瘤生长方式的关系.方法 收集100例垂体腺瘤病人作为垂体腺瘤组,正常对照组为100例健康人.运用CT扫描观察正常人垂体窝上口与垂体腺瘤病人蝶鞍的解剖特点,并分析垂体窝上口形态学特点对垂体腺瘤生长方式的影响.结果 正常对照组垂体窝上口倾斜角为(0.79°±11.69°),垂体腺瘤组为(-1.73°±12.42°).该夹角在正常人可分为前倾型、水平型、后仰型.肿瘤最长径与垂体窝上口之间的夹角为(91.18°±10.24°).垂体腺瘤根据蝶鞍

  17. Meckel腔及毗邻结构显微解剖在中颅底入路中的应用研究%Study of microsurgical anatomy of Meckel's cave and adjacent structure in operation of middle cranial fossa

    刘晓东; 徐启武


    Objective To obtain more detailed information about Meckel's cave and adjacent structures in order to offer anatomical base for clinical application. Methods Twenty sides of 10 adult cadaver heads fixed in formalin were used. The relationship of the main structures adjacent to Meckel's cave was observed. Result Meckel's cave is a cleft-like dural pocket that protruding from the posterior cranial fossa into the middle cranial fossa. The contents of the Meckel's cave are the sensory and motor roots of the trigeminal nerve, gasserian ganglion (GG), and the trigeminal cistern. The lengh, width, thickness of Meckel's cave is (14.53± 0.98 )mm, (15.24±1.29 )mm and (4.95±0.54)mm, respectively. The average distance between porus trigeminus and Dorello's canal and IAC is (9.25±1.14)mm, (15.30±1.14)mm, respectively. The posterior part of the medial wall of Meckel's cave is separated from Dorell's canal by the petrosphenoidal ligament, and the inferior wall is separated from the ICA lacerum segment (C3) by the petrolingual ligament. Conclusion The medial wall of Meckel's cave, which directly contacts the venous channel of the cavernous sinus, is very thin, and maybe a weak point for tumor invasion to the cavernous sinus. The petrosphenoidal ligament and the petrolingual ligament can be regarded as anatomical landmarks to identify CN VI and ICA lacerum segment.%目的 研究Meckel腔及毗邻结构的显微外科解剖关系,为临床手术治疗相关疾病提供解剖学依据.方法 成人尸头标本10例(20侧),采用手术显微镜观察Meckel腔及毗邻结构.结果 Meckel腔是颅后窝向颅中窝后内侧突入的硬脑膜凹陷,内有三叉神经运动根和感觉根、三叉神经节及三叉神经池,腔前后长( 14.53 ±0.98 )mm,内外宽(15.24±1.29)mm,上下厚(4.95±0.54)mm.三叉神经孔至Dorello管开口(9.25±1.14)mm,至内耳道开口(15.30±1.14)mm.Meckel腔内侧壁为各壁中比较薄的,内侧壁后部与颞骨岩尖部岩蝶

  18. Electrical Cauterization of Hernia Below Cerebellar Tonsil Combined with the Decompression of Posterior Cranial Fossa for the Treatment of Chiari Ⅰ Malformation Complicated with Syringomyelia%小脑扁桃体热灼加后颅窝减压治疗ChiariⅠ型畸形合并脊髓空洞症

    邹叔骋; 黄红星; 刘博; 张卫民


    [目的]探讨小脑扁桃体热灼加后颅窝减压治疗ChiariⅠ型畸形合并脊髓空洞症的手术方式及疗效.[方法]对18岁以上成年患者及健康对照者行MRI检测后颅窝容积相关骨性标志间线性距离并进行比较,对72例MRI证实的Chiari Ⅰ型畸形合并脊髓空洞症患者采用后颅窝正中入路,显微镜下行小脑扁桃体熟灼,松解粘连,使之回缩到枕骨大孔水平以上;后颅窝减压,硬膜扩大缝合.[结果]成年患者后颅窝容积相关骨性标志间线性距离均显著小于健康对照组(P<0.05).72例患者手术顺利,65例术后获得6个月至5年随访,按Tator标准,有效58例,有效率89.2%,无严重并发症.65例患者均复查MRI,63例示下疝之扁桃体均回缩到枕骨大孔水平以上,19例脊髓空洞消失,脊髓形态接近正常,38例脊髓空洞缩小.[结论]采用小脑扁桃体热灼加后颅窝减压是治疗Chiari Ⅰ型畸形合并脊髓空洞症的有效方法.%[Objective]To explore the method and efficacy of electrical cauterization of hernia below cerebellar tonsil combined with the decompression of posterior cranial fossa for the treatment of Chiari Ⅰ malformation complicated with syringomyelia. [Methods]After MRI was performed in patients over 18 yeas old and healthy controls, the linearity distance among boney landmarks related to posterior cranial fossa volume was measured and compared. Totally 72 patients with Chiari Ⅰ malformation complicated with syringomyelia confirmed by MRI underwent electrical cauterization of hernia below cerebellar tonsil, separation of the adhesions retracted above foramen magnum, decompression of posterior cranial fossa and extensive suture of dura under microscope through middle posterior cranial fossa approach. [Results]The linearity distance among boney landmarks related to posterior cranial fossa volume of adult patients was significantly shorter than that in control group( P<0. 05). The 72 patients were operated

  19. Analysis of the position of the glenoid fossa in Angle class Ⅱ malocclusion with mandibular retrusion%安氏Ⅱ类下颌后缩畸形患者颞颌关节窝位置变化的研究

    刘金波; 方飞; 雷敬; 易娟


    Objective: To assess the position of the glenoid fossa in subjects with Class Ⅱ malocclusion associated with mandibular retrusion and normal mandibular size in the mixed dentition.Materials and Method: A sample of 31 subjects (16 male, 14 female), age (12.3±0.5)years, with skeletal and dental Class Ⅱ malocclusion associated with mandibular retrusion, normal skeletal vertical relationships, and normal mandibular dimensions,was compared with a matched group of 38 subjects (17 male, 21 female),age (11.7±0.7)years with skeletal and dental Class Ⅰ relationships.The comparisons between the Class Ⅱ group and the control group on the cephalometric measures for the assessment of g]enoid fossa position were performed by means of a nonparametric test for independent samples (Mann-Whitney U-test,P <0.05).Result: Subjects with Class Ⅱ malocclusion presented with a significantly more distal position of the glenoid fossa,when compared with the control group as measured by means of three parameters (GF-S on FH, GF-Ptm on FH, and GF-FMN).Conclusion: A posteriorly displaced glenoid fossa is a possible diagnostic feature of Class Ⅱ malocclusion associated with mandibular retrusion.An effective cephalometric measurement to evaluate glenoid fossa position is the distance from the glenoid fossa to the frontomaxillonasal suture (GF-FMN).%目的:研究恒牙初期安氏Ⅱ类下颌后缩畸形患者颞颌关节窝位置的变化.方法:实验组为31例安氏Ⅱ类下颌后缩畸形恒牙列初期病例,男13例,女18例,年龄12.3±0.5岁,对照组为38例安氏Ⅰ类错(牙合)恒牙列初期病例,男17例,女21例,年龄11.7±0.7岁.在X线头颅定位侧位片上进行头影测量,比较关节窝的位置变化.结果用独立样本t检验.结果:同对照组安氏Ⅰ类错(牙合)相比.安氏Ⅱ类错(牙合)患者的关节窝位置更偏远中(GF-S on FH,GF-Ptm on FH,GF-FMN)(P<0.05).结论:下颌后缩时,关节窝可能后移,评估关节窝位置的最佳测量

  20. 后颅窝扩大重建术促进Chiari畸形合并脊髓空洞症患者上下肢运动及感觉功能恢复%Restoration of motor and sensory functions of upper and lower extremities by posterior fossa reconstruction in patients with Chiari malformation combined with syringomyelia

    赵丽萍; 王丹玲; 石英


    目的观察后颅窝扩大重建术后 Chiari畸形合并脊髓空洞症患者上下肢运动及感觉功能的恢复情况,探讨此术式对 Chiari畸形合并脊髓空洞症脊髓功能恢复的作用.方法所有患者被分为两组:后颅窝扩大重建术组 (posterior fossa reconstruction,PFR组 )共 56例患者;后颅窝减压术组 (posterior fossa decompression,PFD组 )共 62例患者.定期随访.按 NCSS (Neurosurgical Cervical Spine Scale)定量分析上下肢运动及感觉障碍恢复情况,其结果作统计学分析.结果 PFR组的上、下肢和感觉功能的有效率分别为 76% ,71% ,70%; PFD组的上、下肢和感觉功能的有效率分别为 58% ,60% ,66%.两组上下肢及感觉障碍的有效率经χ 2检验差异无统计学意义.结论 PFR 能明显促进 Chiari畸形合并脊髓空洞症患者上下肢运动及感觉障碍的功能恢复.%Aim To explore effect of posterior fossa reconstruction on restoration of spinal cord function by observing the effect of posterior fossa reconstruction(PFR) on functional restoration of spine in patients with Chiari malformation and syringomyelia.Methods 118 patients with Chiari malformation and syringomyelia were divided into 2 groups: Posterior fossa reconstruction(PFR)group(56 patients) and Posterior fossa decompression(PFD)group(62 patients).All the patients were followed up at regular time.Quantitative analysis of the recovery of motor and sensory function in upper and lower extremities according to NCSS (Neurosurgical Cervical Spine Scale) in the two groups had been done. The results were statistically analysed.Results The efficiency rates of the motor function recovery in the upper and lower extremities and the recovery of the sensory disturbance were 76% ,71% ,70% respectively in PFR group and 58% ,60% ,66% in PFD group.The difference of the results in the two groups was not significant according to χ 2 test.Conclusion PFR can promote the recovery of motor and sensory functions of upper

  1. Expansive posterior fossa eranioplnsty with occipital flip for arnold-chiari Ⅰ malforma-tion%自体骨瓣后颅窝扩大成形治疗Chiari Ⅰ型畸形(附9例临床分析)

    张亚召; 蔡恩源; 李盛善; 唐兆伟; 李海校


    Objective To explore the treatment of expansive posterior fossa cranioplasty with occipital flips for Arnold-chiari I malformation. Methods Methods 9 cases of the patients with Arnold-chiari I malformation all use surgical treatment, do the decompression of posterior cranial fossa,duraplastic repair, resection of hernia below cerebellar tonsil and separation of adherence of arachnoid membrane. Results Postoperative MRI studies revealed that cerebellar ton-sillar lower edge of the cases are rising to the foramen magnum level above, the posterior fossa volume increase,8 cases symptoms improved significantly, 1 cases no improvement. Follow-up of 3-18 months, all patients got good clinical outcomes with symptoms relief. MRI showed sy-ringomyelia disappeared in 2cases, significantly thinned in 5 cases, no improvem. Conclusion Conclusion Expansive posterior fossa cranioplasty using occipital flip is effective for arnold-chiari I malformation.%目的 探讨利用自体骨瓣进行后颅窝扩大成形术治疗Chiari Ⅰ型畸形的临床效果.方法 本组9例Chiari Ⅰ型患者均采用手术治疗,行后颅窝自体骨骨瓣扩大成形、硬脑膜成形、小脑扁桃体切除及粘连蛛网膜分解术.结果 9例患者术后均复查MRI示小脑扁桃体下缘均上升到枕骨大孔水平以上,后颅窝容积增大.8例症状改善明显,1例改善不明显.随访3~18个月,所有病例症状体征较术前改善.MRI示7例合并脊髓空洞患者中,2例空洞消失,5例脊髓空洞明显缩小.结论 自体骨瓣后颅窝扩大成形治疗Chiari Ⅰ畸形患者,临床症状改善,效果满意.

  2. Rash and Fever Illness Caused by Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Needs to be Distinguished from Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease%单纯疱疹病毒1型引起的发热出疹性疾病需要与手足口病进行鉴别

    祝双利; 刘建锋; 孙强; 李静; 李晓嫘; 张勇; 陈瑛; 温小云; 严冬梅


    An epidemic of rash and fever illnesses suspected of hand,foot and mouth disease (HFMD) occurred in Gansu Province of China in 2008,laboratory tests were performed in order to identify the pathogen that caused this epidemic.Eight clinical specimens collected from the 4 patients (each patient has throat swab and herpes fluid specimens) with rash and febrile illness,were inoculated onto RD and HEp-2 cells for virus isolation,and the viral nucleic acid was then extracted with the positive virus isolates,the dual-channel real-time reverse transcript-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was performed to detect the nucleic acid of human enterovirus (HEV) in the viral isolates at the same time.For the viral isolates with the negative results of HEV,a sequence independent single primer amplification technique (SISPA) was used for “unknown pathogen“ identification.Totally,6 viral isolates were identified as herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1).Comprehensive analyses results of the clinical manifestations of the patients,epidemiological findings and laboratory test indicated that this epidemic of rash and febrile illness was caused by HSV 1.The differences among the gG region of 6 HSV-1 isolates at nucleotide level and amino acid level were all small,and the identities were up to 98.8% and 97.9%,respectively,showing that this outbreak was caused by only one viral transmission chain of HSV-1.HSV-1 and other viruses that cause rash and febrile illnesses need differential diagnosis with HFMD.The etiology of rash and febrile illness is sometimes difficult to distinguish from the clinical symptoms and epidemiological data,the laboratory diagnosis is therefore critical.%对2008年在甘肃省发生的一起疑似手足口病(HFMD)的发热出疹性疾病的流行进行病原体的实验室检测,明确引起这起传染病流行的病原体.从4名发热出疹患者采集的8份临床标本中(每个患者采集咽拭子和疱疹液标本),首先

  3. Posterion fossa decompression for Chiari I malformation with hydrocephalus:a meta-analysis%后颅窝减压术治疗Chiari畸形Ⅰ型合并脑积水疗效的Meta分析

    张家康; 彭飞; 陈鑫; 侯旭; 张大明; 刘震东; 赵世光


    Objective To evaluate the effect of posterior fossa decompression (PFD) on ChiariⅠmalformation associated with hydrocephalus. Methods The data which accorded with the demands of the present study were individually extracted the Chinese and English literature obtained by searching electronic database including EBSCO, PUBMED, EMBASE, CNKI, VIP, Wanfang and OVID from the day when the library was built to 31 May 2015. All the statistical analyses were performed by the STATA software version 13. Results The rate of improvement of Chiari I malformation associated with hydrocephalus was 82.3% (95% CI 74.2%~90.4%). The female patients account for 62.9%(95%CI 52.6%~73.1%)of all the patients with Chiari I malformation associated with hydrocephalus. Conclusion The female patients account for the majority of all the patients with Chiari malformation associated with hydrocephalus, and PFD is an effective method to treat this disease.%目的:评价后颅窝减压术(PFD)治疗合并脑积水的Chiari畸形Ⅰ型的有效性。方法计算机检索EBSCO、PubMed、EmBase、OVID等英文数据库以及中国知网、维普、万方等中文数据库,检索从建库到2015年5月31日发表的文献。采用STATA 13.0软件进行Meta分析。结果共纳入3篇文献,86例,PFD治疗83例;PFD术后好转率为82.3%(95%CI 74.2%~90.4%);合并脑积水的Chiari畸形Ⅰ型中,女性占62.9%(95%CI 52.6%~73.1%)。结论合并脑积水的Chiari畸形Ⅰ型中,女性占大多数;PFD治疗合并脑积水的Chiari畸形Ⅰ型具有较高的有效率。

  4. 1例结肠癌患者应用西妥昔单抗后出现严重痤疮样皮疹的药学监护%Pharmaceutical Care for One Colon Cancer Patient with Severe Acneiform Rash after the Treatment of Cetuximab

    孔树佳; 李砚文


    目的:探讨对结肠癌肝转移患者行西妥昔单抗联合氟尿嘧啶+亚叶酸钙+伊立替康+奥沙利铂( FOLFIRINOX)方案化疗后出现严重痤疮样皮疹的治疗实施药学监护的切入点。方法:临床药师参与该患者的临床药物治疗全过程,对患者用药后出现痤疮的原因及治疗用药进行分析,开展药学监护。结果:经分析,该患者应用西妥昔单抗联合FOLFIRINOX方案后出现痤疮样皮疹,为西妥昔单抗引起的不良反应。临床药师建议临床医师使用莫匹罗星及头孢克洛对症治疗,减轻了痤疮样皮疹对该患者继续应用西妥昔单抗治疗的影响,确保了患者能够接受足够疗程的治疗,避免了病情延误。结论:临床药师深入临床开展药学监护,可协助临床医师安全、有效用药,避免或减少药品不良反应的发生。%OBJECTIVE:To probe into the entry point of pharmaceutical care for one colorectal liver metastases patient with severe acneiform rash after the treatment of cetuximab combined with chemotherapy FOLFIRINOX. METHODS:Clinical pharmacists participated in the whole course of the patient's therapeutic regimen,and analyzed the cause of acne and application of acne medication then provided pharmaceutical care for the patient.RESULTS:With the analysis of clinical pharmacists, acneiform rash was turned out to be the adverse reactions induced by cetuximab combined with chemotherapy FOLFIRINOX.The clinicians were advised to use mupirocin and cefaclor as expectant treatment,which released the effect of acneiform rash on the patients with continuously application of cetuximab treatment and ensured the patients could receive enough treatment course,avoid delay of the disease.CONCLUSIONS:The clinical pharmacists go into the clinic to develop pharmaceutical care can assist the clinicians with safety and effective medication,and avoid or reduce the incidence of adverse drug reactions.

  5. 拉莫三嗪与丙戊酸钠先后致皮疹、红细胞巨幼化及高敏综合征%Rash, megaloblastic and hypersensitivity syndrome caused by the use of lamotrigine and valproate

    梅昕; 童波; 郭玲玲; 刘立民


    A 64-year-old male patient was given valproate (500 mg, bid) and lamotrigine (25 mg, qd) for 30 days because of epileptic recurrent seizures. The patient was admitted to hospital for fever, rash, convulsions, walking disorders. Bone biopsy test indicated megaloblastic erythrocytes. Loratadine (10 mg, qd, po), compound glycyrrhizin (60 mg, qd, ivgtt) were given and lamotrigine was stopped immediately. Valproate was administrated orally 750 mg in the morning and 500 mg in the afternoon to treat epilepsy. The condition of the patient improved after 12 days, and the patient took valproate when he was discharged from hospital. Two days later, the patient was admitted to hospital because of the aggravated rash and fever. Methylprednisolone (40 mg, bid, ivgtt), loratadine (10 mg, qd, po) and compound glycyrrhizin (60 mg, qd, ivgtt) were given immediately, the valproate was stopped, and the phenobarbital (100 mg, bid, im) was given to treat epilepsy. After 20 days, phenobarbital injection was adjusted with oral dosage form (30 mg,bid,po). The fever and rash disappeared, while the liver function of the patient recovered, ifnally the patient discharged on the 22nd day.%1例64岁男性患者,因癫痫反复发作口服丙戊酸钠(500 mg,bid)及拉莫三嗪(25 mg,qd)进行治疗,30 d后因发热、皮疹、抽搐、行走障碍入院。骨穿刺结果提示红细胞形态呈巨幼化,予氯雷他定(10 mg,qd,po)及复方甘草酸苷(60 mg, qd,ivgtt),停用拉莫三嗪,改用口服丙戊酸钠(早上750 mg,下午500 mg)抗癫痫,12 d后患者病情好转出院,继续服用丙戊酸钠抗癫痫。2 d后患者皮疹及发热再次加重入院,予甲泼尼龙(40 mg,bid,ivgtt)、氯雷他定(10 mg,qd,po)及复方甘草酸苷(60 mg,qd,ivgtt),停用丙戊酸钠改用苯巴比妥钠(100 mg,bid,im)抗癫痫治疗,20 d后改为苯巴比妥钠(30 mg,bid, po),期间患者发热及皮疹消

  6. Temporal fossa intra-extracranial dumbbell schwannoma.

    Wong, Limy


    Intra-extracranial schwannomas arising unrelated to major cranial nerves are exceedingly rare neoplasms. We report the case of a 23-year-old male who presented with a 9 month history of progressive temporal swelling which was excised and found histologically to be a schwannoma. A succinct review of the relevant literature is presented.

  7. Temporal fossa intra-extracranial dumbbell schwannoma.

    Wong, Limy


    Intra-extracranial schwannomas arising unrelated to major cranial nerves are exceedingly rare neoplasms. We report the case of a 23-year-old male who presented with a 9 month history of progressive temporal swelling which was excised and found histologically to be a schwannoma. A succinct review of the relevant literature is presented.

  8. Oblique rifting at Tempe Fossae, Mars

    Fernández, Carlos; Anguita, Francisco


    This work shows the results of a structural study of the faults observed at the Tempe Rift (northeastern Tharsis region), Mars. A new, detailed map of faults and fault systems was used to geometrically characterize the fracture architecture of the Tempe Rift and to measure fault length, displacement, and spacing data, to analyze the spatial distribution of fault centroids, and to investigate the fractal nature of fault trace maps. A comparison with analog models and the use of conventional techniques of fault population analysis show that the Tempe Rift was most probably generated under sinistral oblique-rifting processes, which highlights the importance of the presence of inherited fractures in the tectonic evolution of the Noachian crust. The angle between the extension direction and the rift axis varies along the Tempe Rift, ranging from 50°-60° at its central southern part to 66°-88° to the southwest. Fault scaling relationships are similar to those found at mid-ocean ridges on Earth with exponential fault length-frequency distributions. Localized, inhomogeneous deformation generated weakly interacting faults, spanning the entire thickness of the mechanical layer. This thickness decreased from southwest to northeast along the rift, along with distance from the central part of the Tharsis dome.

  9. 囊肿脑池造瘘治疗儿童中颅窝蛛网膜囊肿%Cystocistern fenestration for the treatment of middle cranial fossa cyst in children

    李禄生; 张雨婷; 梁平; 李映良; 翟瑄; 周渝冬


    Objective To evaluate the curative effect of cystocistern fenestration for the treatment of middle cranial fossa cyst in children and the value of post-operative evaluation using phase-contrast MRI.(PC-MRI).Methods 28 patients with intracranial arachnoid cysts (IAC) underwent PC-MRI assessment.Cystocistern fenestration was decided in those who were found to have NCIAC.A retrospective study was carried out analysing the clinical manifestations before and after surgery,postoperative decrease of the cyst size using phase-contrast cine MRI scan in these cases.The fistula flow of cerebrospinal fluid,the cerebrospinal fluid dynamics index (peak velocity,flow and flow wave) were obtained.Results Phase-contrast cine MR imaging showed no communication between IAC and the adjacent subarachnoid space in 20 of 28 patients pre-operation and they underwent cystocistern fenes tration.In these patients,arachnoid cysts reduced in size post-operatively.Furthermore,the clinical symptoms were improved or cured.CSF flow direction in the fistula of the basal cistern were bi-directional,which was similar to normal aqueduct flow waveform,suggesting patent fistula.In the 8 patients who were diagnosed to have communicating arachnoid cyst (CIAC),there was no clinical manifestation and no progressive increase in cyst size.Conclusions 1.Cystocistern fenestration could be an effective treatment of children with middle cranial fossa cysts; 2.PC cine MRI can be used to diagnose and assess post-operative progress of non-communicating IAC.%目的 探讨囊肿脑池造瘘术治疗儿童中颅窝蛛网膜囊肿(intracranial arachnoid cyst,IAC)的效果及MRI相位对比电影(phase-contrast cine,PC cine)用于囊肿分型诊断及术后疗效评估的价值.方法 对28例中颅窝IAC患儿行PC cine检查,选择非交通性蛛网膜囊肿(non-communicating intracranial arachnoid cysts,NCIAC)的患儿,行显微镜下囊肿脑池造瘘术.回顾分析术前术后临床表现、术后随

  10. The study of proper depth of muscle relaxant in posterior fossa surgery under total intravenous anesthesia%全凭静脉麻醉下后颅凹术中合理肌松深度的研究

    郭少川; 韩一仙; 王国林


    Objective To investigate the proper depth of muscle relaxant without affecting elec-trophysiological monitoring in patients undergoing posterior fossa surgery under total intravenous an-esthesia (TIVA).Methods Forty patients selected for posterior fossa surgery were randomly divided into two groups A and B.Group A:no muscle relaxants were administered after anesthesia induction until the EMG was completed.Group B:muscle relaxants maintained in range of TOF 2%-25% dur-ing electrophysiological monitor.TIVA were used to all patients and BIS was maintained in range of 40-60.Two electrophysiological data were applied during the electrophysiological monitoring:sponta-neity EMG and evoked EMG.EMG amplitude was recorded at different TOF value.Operation time and the dosages of propofol,sufentanil,rocuronium bromide were recorded.Also,the SBP,DBP,HR at perioperational period and facial nerve function before surgery,one week and six months after sur-gery were recorded.Results The electrophysiological monitoring completed successfully in all pa-tients.The total amount of propofol in group A significantly increased than those in group B(P <0.05).Three patients in group A had body movement during the operation.Four cases in group B couldnt perform electrophysiological monitor when the TOF had three signals.There were no differ-ence between the two groups in SBP,DBP,HR and facial nerve function.Conclusion Maintaining TOF value in range of 2%-25% under non-depolarizing muscle relaxant during CPA surgery doesnt affect intraoperative nerve electrophysiological monitor and prevent body movement,total dose of sed-ative anesthetics is also decresed.%目的:探讨在后颅凹占位手术中采用全凭静脉麻醉方式,寻找不影响神经传导功能监测的合理肌松深度。方法选择后颅凹桥小脑角区(CPA)占位手术患者40例,随机分为两组:A 组不用肌松药,即采用常规麻醉方法,全麻诱导插管后到电生理监测结束前不用肌松药;B

  11. A morphometric analysis on the correlation between position of cerebellar tonsil and posterior fossa volume in the patients with idiopathic scoliosis%特发性脊柱侧凸患者小脑扁桃体位置与后颅窝容积关系的影像学观察

    吴涛; 刘臻; 朱泽章; 孙旭; 朱锋; 钱邦平; 邱勇


    目的:比较特发性脊柱侧凸(idiopathic scoliosis,IS)患者与年龄匹配的非脊柱畸形患者后颅窝容积的差异,探讨IS患者后颅窝发育异常与小脑扁桃体生理性下疝的关系.方法:从2009年1月至2011年6月我科收治的500例IS患者中选取70例年龄16~20岁、Risser征5级、术前行站立位全脊柱正侧位X线片及颈枕部MRI检查的患者为研究对象(A组),男48例,女22例,侧凸平均Cobb角51.2°±14.1°.选取年龄匹配的58例非脊柱畸形患者作为对照组(B组),男27例,女31例.测量两组研究对象头颈正中矢状位MRI中小脑扁桃体下缘超出枕骨大孔连线(AB线)的距离(d值)、枕骨大孔前后径(AB)、斜坡长度(AD)、枕上长度(BC)以及后颅窝矢状径(CD),比较两组小脑扁桃体位置及后颅窝容积差异.根据MRI表现,将IS组患者分为伴生理性小脑扁桃体下疝组(A1组)和不伴生理性小脑扁桃体下疝组(A2组),分析后颅窝容积与小脑扁桃体生理性下疝间关系及主弯Cobb角与小脑扁桃体生理性下疝程度的相关性.结果:A组d值和枕骨大孔前后径明显大于B组(P<0.05),而AD、BC以及CD均明显小于B组(P<0.05).A组患者d值与主弯Cobb角无显著相关性(P>0.05),其生理性小脑扁桃体下疝发生率为22.9%,A1组患者BC显著小于A2组患者(P<0.05),AB、AD、CD两组间均无显著性差异(P>0.05).结论:IS患者小脑扁桃体位置低可能与其后颅窝枕骨大孔增大而斜坡、枕骨发育受限有关,IS患者成骨异常可能也影响到了其后颅窝发育.%Objectives: To compare the posterior fossa volume of idiopathic scoliosis(IS) patients with that of age-matched healthy adolescents and to determine the correlation between position of cerebellar tonsil and posterior fossa volume in IS patients. Methods: A retrospective radiographic study was performed on 500 patients with IS who received surgical treatment at our center between January 2009 and June 2011. 70

  12. 神经内镜辅助显微手术切除后颅窝表皮样囊肿的临床对照研究%Clinical controlled study of neuroendoscope assisted microneurosurgery for epidermoid cysts of the posterior cranial fossa

    李运军; 樊娟; 赵浩; 李文德; 魏群; 陈立华; 徐如祥


    目的 探讨神经内镜辅助显微手术治疗后颅窝表皮样囊肿的疗效. 方法 回顾性分析北京军区总医院附属八一脑科医院自2008年1月至2013年1月49例后颅窝表皮样囊肿患者的临床资料,将单独采用显微神经外科手术进行治疗的20例患者作为对照组;显微镜下大部切除肿瘤后,再用神经内镜进行探查,切除残余肿瘤的29例患者作为观察组;比较2组的手术时间、术后并发症发生率、肿瘤残存率. 结果 对照组20例术后复查MR发现有6例残存,并有4例出现了脑脊液漏、无菌性脑膜炎等并发症.观察组29例患者9例有肿瘤残余,予内镜下进一步切除,术后复查MR未发现残存,仅有1例术后出现三叉神经不全损伤症状的并发症.2组间并发症发生率与残存率的比较差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05). 结论 神经内镜辅助显微手术切除后颅窝表皮样囊肿可以明显提高全切率,降低手术并发症.%Objective To summarize the experience of microsurgical treatment of posterior fossa epidermoid cyst in nearly five years,and to explore the effect of endoscopic assisted microsurgical treatment on posterior fossa epidermoid cysts.Methods A retrospective analysis of 49 patients with posterior fossa epidermoid cysts,admitted to our hospital from January 2008 to January 2013,was conducted.The controls were 20 patients treated only by micro-neurosurgery,and the other 29 were as observation subjects:the tumors were,first,mostly removed under micro-neurosurgery,and then,residual tumors were resected under neuroendoscopy.The operation time,complications and tumor residual rate were compared between the two groups.Results According to the different tumor location in posterior fossa,three surgical approaches were adopted:suboccipital posterior midline approach,suboccipital posterior sigmoid sinus approach and supratentorial infratentorial combined approach.Postoperative complications were aseptic meningitis

  13. 后颅窝小骨窗减压及硬脑膜成形术治疗Chiari畸形Ⅰ型45例疗效分析%Therapeutic effect analysis of small bone flap craniotomy decompression of posterior cranial fossa and duraplasty for 45 patients with Chiari malformation type Ⅰ

    凌国源; 玉石; 黄锦丰; 陈文斗


    目的 探讨采用后颅窝小骨窗减压及硬脑膜成形术治疗Chiari畸形Ⅰ型的疗效.方法 回顾性分析45例Chiari畸形Ⅰ型患者行后颅窝小骨窗减压及硬脑膜成形术临床资料,其中合并脊髓空洞症31例.结果 按Tator等标准,术后1个月优30例,良15例.随访6个月至6年,其中优37例,良8例.31例合并脊髓空洞症患者中有26例脊髓空洞消退,5例脊髓空洞无明显变化.结论 后颅窝小骨窗减压及硬脑膜成形术可使颅颈交界区充分减压,并对脊髓空洞症有明显的治疗作用,是治疗Chiari畸形Ⅰ型安全有效的治疗方法.%Objective To evaluate the therapeutic effect of small bone flap craniotomy decompression of posterior cranial fossa and duraplasty in the treatment of Chiari malformation type Ⅰ.Methods The clinical data of 45 Chiari malformation type Ⅰ patients who were treated with small bone flap craniotomy decompression of posterior cranial fossa and duraplasty were retrospectively analyzed,31 cases among them with syringomyelia.Results According to Tator etc.standard,1 month after surgery,the excellent in 30 cases,good in 15 cases.Follow up from 6 months to 6 years,the excellent in 37 cases,good in 8 cases.Among 31 patients with syringomyelia,26 cases were syringomyelia subsided,5 cases were not obvious change.Conclusion The small bone flap craniotomy decompression of posterior cranial fossa and duraplasty can make the craniocervical decompression,and has obvious effect of treating syringomyelia,is safe and effective in treatment of Chiari malformation type Ⅰ.

  14. Estudo morfométrico da fossa intercondilar femoral em joelhos com e sem lesão do ligamento cruzado anterior (L.C.A., através da aplicação de um software sobre imagens radiográficas digitalizadas Morphometric study of the femoral intercondylar notch of knees with and without injuries of anterior cruciate ligament (A.C.L., by the use of software in digitalized radiographic images

    Rita di Cássia de Oliveira Angelo


    Full Text Available Os autores sugerem a aplicação de um software sobre imagens radiográficas digitalizadas para análise morfométrica da fossa intercondilar e dos côndilos femorais. O programa permite o tracejamento de linhas guias que facilitam a mensuração da extremidade distal do fêmur. Foram analisadas 39 radiografias simples da fossa intercondilar femoral dos joelhos direito e esquerdo, obtidas de indivíduos do sexo masculino reunidos em grupo normal (n=23 e grupo lesionado (n=16. A média de idade da amostra foi de 26,56 anos. As variáveis analisadas foram largura bicondilar femoral, larguras da fossa intercondilar ao nível do sulco poplíteo e da base da fossa, a altura da fossa intercondilar e a largura do côndilo femoral lateral. A fossa intercondilar foi classificada quanto ao formato em cônica, circular e retangular. Os resultados encontrados sugerem que a largura da base da fossa e a largura do côndilo femoral lateral seriam fatores de risco importantes na lesão do L.C.A. Os valores médios das variáveis analisadas aproximam-se dos descritos na literatura especializada em mensurações diretas em peças cadavéricas e ressonância nuclear magnética e demonstram que a aplicação de um software sobre as imagens radiográficas digitalizadas proporciona uma mensuração confiável, mesmo utilizando-se de imagens radiográficas simples e de baixo custo.The authors suggest the use of software in digitalized radiographic images to morphometric analysis of the intercondylar notch and the femoral condyles. The software allows the draw of guide lines which facilitate the measurement of the distal extremity of femur. Thirty-nine radiographic simple has been analyzed of femoral intercondylar notch of right and left knees, of male sex individuals collected into normal (n=23 and injured (n=16 groups. The age average was 26-56 years old.The analyzed variable had been femoral bicondylar width, widths of intercondylar notch to the level of the

  15. Lateral antebrachial cutaneous neuropathy following the long head of the biceps rupture.

    Brogan, David M; Bishop, Allen T; Spinner, Robert J; Shin, Alexander Y


    Lateral antebrachial cutaneous neuropathies present as purely sensory lesions, manifesting as elbow pain or dysesthetic pain over the lateral forearm. Classically, entrapment of the lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve has been documented at the lateral edge of the biceps tendon as it exits the deep fascia in the antecubital fossa. We report a case of lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve traction neuritis, rather than entrapment, resulting from a rupture of the long head of the biceps. The biceps displaced the nerve laterally, resulting in sensory loss and severe allodynia. The patient's symptoms were relieved with proximal biceps tenodesis.

  16. Hyper-Immunoglobulin E Syndrome

    Gnanraj Pushpa


    Full Text Available A case of hyper-IgE syndrome in a 6 year old boy with bronchial asthma is reported here with the various manifestations of multiple tender abscesses of the scalp, recurrent dermatophyte infections of his face and right thigh, eczematous lesions of his neck, shoulders and antecubital fossae, candidiasis of the tongue, angular cheilitis and total dystrophy of his right bit toe nail. Laboratory investigations revealed staphylococcus aureus infection of the scalp, Trichophyton rubrum infection of the face and the thigh and candidal onychomycosis. Immunological survey revealed markedly elevated serum lgE level.

  17. Erlotinib-induced florid acneiform rash complicated by extensive impetiginization

    Kardaun, S. H.; van Duinen, K. F.


    Erlotinib (Tarceva(TM)) is an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor, a member of a new group of molecular targeted drugs that combine high efficacy against tumours with less, often self-limiting, toxicity, compared with traditional chemotherapeutics. It is used for treatment of solid-org

  18. Maculopapular rash of unsuspected cause: systemic contact dermatitis to cinchocaine.

    Matos, Diogo; Serrano, Pedro; Brandão, Francisco Menezes


    Topical medications are frequently neglected as the potential cause of systemic drug reactions. In this case report, a patient with a maculopapular eruption attributed to a drug hypersensitivity reaction was submitted to skin patch tests in order to clarify the drug implicated. Incidentally, a positive reaction to cinchocaine was observed. With the ulterior confirmation of the application of an antihemorrhoidal ointment containing cinchocaine, which was omitted during the initial anamnesis, the diagnosis of systemic contact dermatitis to cinchocaine was made.

  19. Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms without skin rash

    Sarita Sasidharanpillai


    Full Text Available Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS or drug hypersensitivity syndrome is considered as a severe cutaneous adverse drug reaction which is most commonly precipitated by aromatic anticonvulsants, lamotrigine, dapsone, allopurinol, minocycline, and salazopyrin. Its clinical manifestations are often variable. On rare occasions, it can present with only systemic involvement without any cutaneous features. A complete drug history is of paramount importance in making an early diagnosis. We report the case of a male patient who presented with fever, lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, and hepatitis, 2 weeks after starting salazopyrin. The presence of atypical lymphocytes in the peripheral smear was indicative of a viral infection or a hematological dyscrasia. Bone marrow examination revealed a normocellular marrow with an increase in eosinophil precursors. Investigations for the common causes for fever and hepatitis were negative. The presence of eosinophilia, the temporal relationship of the symptoms with the initiation of treatment with salazopyrin, and the marked improvement on withdrawal of the drug along with the administration of systemic corticosteroids, were features consistent with the diagnosis of DRESS. With the incidence of this condition showing a rising trend, it is important for the clinician to be aware of its variable manifestations, as a delay in diagnosis and treatment can be fatal.

  20. 腋窝顶泌汗腺的应用解剖与组织病理学观察%Anatomy and histopathology of apocrine sweat glands in axillary fossa

    王擎; 柳大烈; 王晋煌; 陈兵; 陈伯华


    目的 研究腋臭顶泌汗腺的分布范围与层次,为治疗腋臭提供应用解剖与病理学依据.方法 对2具腋臭,8具非腋臭10%甲醛固定成人尸体,进行腋窝应用解剖;对25例重度腋臭患者予以顶泌汗腺去除手术的组织病理学观察.结果 顶泌汗腺分泌部肉眼清晰可见,呈粟粒样颗粒;尸体上呈黑褐色,活体上为粉红色;主要分布在腋毛区域内,可超过腋毛区域外,但未超过1.0 cm;以腋窝中央横皱襞处最为密集,外围呈散在分布.顶泌汗腺分泌部位于真皮网状层与腋浅筋膜之间的浅层脂肪组织内,在真皮网状层下方已移行为导管部.在靠近真皮网状层处,其被结缔组织缠绕,形成完整、坚韧、不易刮除的膜状结构;在下方与腋浅筋膜连接紧密,不易分离.真皮面上白色突起颗粒为皮脂腺毛囊复合体.结论 直视下去除真皮下粉红色粟粒样组织和腋浅筋膜,干净去除顶泌汗腺分泌部;结合紧贴真皮面剪除毛囊处理导管部,可根治腋臭.手术范围不可过宽,以腋毛区域外1.0 cm为宜.%Objective To investigate the distribution range and depth of the apocrine sweat glands of the axillary fossa,in order to supply with anatomic and histopathologic basis in the treatment on axillarv osmidrosis.Methods From December 2008 to ()ctober 2010,2 biopsy samples(with axillary osmidrosis),8 biopsy samples(normal,without axillary osmidrosis),were employed into the axillarv anatomy study. 25 patients with severe axillary osmidrosis were observed both maerographicallv and microscopically by using of operation and histopathological methods.Results Secretory portion of apocrine sweat glands was seen clearly,it was pitchy millet-like granules on axillary osmidrosis corpse,and pink millet-like granules in vivo.Secretory portions distributed most within the armpit hair area,exceeded the edge of armpit hair line,but not surpassed the edge of armpit hair line 1.0 cm.The depth of the apocrine

  1. 32例后颅窝血管母细胞瘤的临床特征分析%Clinical Characteristics of Posterior Fossa Hemangioblastoma:a Report of 32 Cases

    李鸣; 梁冲; 丁一; 张洁


    [Objective]To explore the diagnosis and treatment of posterior fossa hemangioblastoma (HB) .[Methods]The clinical data were retrospectively analyzed for 32 HB cases between January 2008 and January 2014 at our hospital .All cases were examined with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) .Both solid ( n =4) and cystic ( n =28) masses were visualized .And there were 3 cases of von Hippel‐Lindau'(VHL) disease . All cystic tumors were completely resected .And 4 solid masses were completely ( n=3) and subtotally ( n=2) resected while residual tumor was treated by gamma knife .[Results]Nervous system symptoms of all cystic tumors significantly improved postoperatively .Among 4 solid masses ,the symptom of 3 cases with complete resection achieved partial remission postoperatively .Ventriculo‐peritoneal shunt was performed in one case with subtotal resection due to unresolved hydrocephalus .[Conclusion]The diagnosis of HB is dependent mostly upon M RI examination . Operation remains a first choice and a fair prognosis may be achieved for cystic tumors .The treatment of solid mass especially in brain stem is still challenging .Comprehensive therapy en‐hances the efficacies .The prognosis of VHL disease is still poor due to multi‐organ involvement and frequent recurrence .%【目的】探讨后颅窝血管母细胞瘤(HB)的诊断和治疗方法。【方法】回顾性分析自2008年1月至2014年1月本院收治的32例后颅窝 HB患者的临床资料。全部患者行M RI检查,实质性肿瘤4例,囊性肿瘤28例,其中包括3例VHL病( von Hippel‐Lindau's disease)。28例囊性肿瘤行囊结节切除术;4例实质性肿瘤,3例行肿瘤全切除术,1例行次全切除术,残留肿瘤行伽玛刀治疗。【结果】28例囊性肿瘤术后神经系统症状明显改善,4例实质性肿瘤中,3例全切除患者术后症状部分缓解,1例次全切除患者术后因脑积水未解除而行侧脑室-腹腔分流术,术后颅高压

  2. 后颅窝内减压治疗Chiari 畸形Ⅰ型并脊髓空洞中期疗效评价%Mid-term outcomes of posterior fossa decompression and cranioplasty for Chiari malformation and syringomyelia type Ⅰ

    吕学明; 袁绍纪; 张荣伟; 卢培刚; 孙希炎; 朱伟杰; 刘子生; 陈援朝; 吕福林


    Objective To evaluate the mid-term outcomes of posterior fossa decompression and cranioplasty for Chiari malformation and syringomyelia type Ⅰ. Methods Posterior fossa decompression and cranioplasty were performed in a consecutive series of 40 patients. Clinical outcomes were assessed by Karnofsky Performance Scale (KPS) scores and activies of daily living (ADL) questionnaires before and after operation. Operation time, intraoperative blood loss, incision status and complications were recorded. Radiological examination was obtained for each patient to assess the situation of changes in syringomyelia, postoperative cerebrospinal fluid flow rates and the stability of the craniocervical junction. Results The KPS scores increased significantly from (70 ± 10) preoperatively to (80 ± 10) postoperatively(P < 0.01 ). The ADL scores were decreased remarkably from (20.6 ±2.2) preoperatively to (15.8 ±0.5) postoperatively (P <0.01 ) and the proportion with optimal effect was 86%. Syringomyelia narrowing and disappearance rate was 90.5% (19/21). Cerebrospinal fluid flow speed improved compared with that before operation.Conclusion Posterior fossa decompression and cranioplasty is an effective and convenient method for Chiari malformation and syringomyelia type Ⅰ .%目的 评价后颅窝内减压(后颅窝减压+后颅窝颅骨成形术)治疗Chiari 畸形Ⅰ型并脊髓空洞疾病的中期临床疗效.方法 采用后颅窝内减压术治疗40 例符合标准的Chiari 畸形Ⅰ型并脊髓空洞.观察手术时间、切口愈合情况,分析相关并发症.采用远期生活质量评估(KPS)和美国Lawton 和Brody1996 年制定的日常生活能力量表评分(ADL)评价疗效,并且通过影像学检查对脊髓空洞的变化、脑脊液流速情况以及颅颈交界区稳定性情况进行评价.结果 随访KPS 分值由术前的(70 ±10)分提高到到末次随访时(80 ± 10)分(P <0.01),ADL 分值由术前的(20.6 ±2.2)分降至末次随访时(15

  3. The lateral superior genicular artery perforator iliotibial band flap for the treatment of scar contraction of popliteal fossa%膝上外侧动脉穿支髂胫束皮瓣修复腘窝部瘢痕挛缩

    郑鑫; 安洪宾; 陈滔; 王海宝


    Objective:To discuss clinical results of the lateral superior genicular artery perforator iliotibial band flap for the treatment of scar contracture of popliteal fossa. Methods: Form January 1999 to December 2011,11 patients with scar contraction of popliteal fossa were treated with the lateral superior genicular artery perforator iliotibial band flap. Among the patients , 7 patients were male and 4 patients were female, ranging in age from 24 to 58 years old, with an average of 33 years old. The operation time ranged from 3 months to 1 year after trauma. Eight patients had injuries in the right side and 3 patients had the injuries in the left. Five patients had the injuries caused by traffic, 3 patients had the injuries caused by hot compression and other 3 patients suffered from burns. The flap area ranged from 7.0 cm×4.0 cm to 20.0 cm×8.0 cm. Results:AH the flaps survived. Three patients had epidermis necrosis. After 5 months to 2 years follow-up period,the knee function recovered,the flap shape was favorable and the skin firmness was moderated. Conclusion: The lateral superior genicular artery perforator iliotibial band flap is a practical, simple and an ideal donor in the reconstruction of popliteal fossa scar contracture.%目的:探讨膝上外侧动脉穿支髂胫束皮瓣治疗腘窝部瘢痕挛缩的临床疗效,为腘窝区瘢痕挛缩寻找最佳的手术方式.方法:自2009年1月至2011年12月,应用膝上外侧动脉穿支髂胫束动脉皮瓣修复腘窝瘢痕挛缩11例,男7例,女4例;年龄24~58岁,平均33岁;病程3个月~1年,平均6.5个月;右膝关节8例,左膝关节3例;交通伤5例,热压伤3例,烧伤3例.采用膝上外侧动脉穿支髂胫束皮瓣局部转移修复创面,切取皮瓣面积最大20.0 cm×8.0 cm,最小7.0 cm×4.0 cm.结果:术后皮瓣全部成活,3例远端血运差,局部色素沉着,表皮坏死脱痂.术后随访5个月~2年,膝关节活动均恢复正常,皮瓣外形良好,皮肤松紧度适中.

  4. 多层螺旋CT三维重建在Chiari I型畸形骨性后颅窝测量中的应用%Multislice spiral CT three-dimensional reconstruction of the posterior cranial fossa in Chiari I malformation

    田超; 阎世鑫; 靳松; 谢中福


    目的 评价多层螺旋CT(MSCT)三维重建诊断Chiari I型畸形患者骨性后颅窝发育不全的临床意义.方法 以52例Chiari I型畸形患者骨性后颅窝为研究对象并以100例正常成人后颅窝为参照.测量项目包括:后颅窝前后径(TL)、后颅窝高度(PCFH)、枕大孔前后径(FMD)、斜坡长度(CL)、后枕长度(SL)、小脑幕倾斜角(ACTS)和后颅窝容积(PCFV).采用独立样本资料t检验比较Chiari I型畸形组及对照组后颅窝形态测量结果的差异,计算Pearson相关系数(r)评价TL、PCFH、FMD、CL、SL和ACTS与PCFV间的相关性.结果 与对照组比较,Chiari I型畸形组的TL、CL、PCFH和PCFV减小而FMD和ACTS增加,差异有统计学意义,SL虽然减小但差异无统计学意义.PCFH、CL和SL与PCFV呈正性相关,FMD和ACTS与PCFV呈负性相关,其中PCFH(r=0.813,P<0.001)和CL(r=0.752,P<0.001)与PCFV的相关性较高.Chiari I型畸形组与对照组各测量结果间的95%置信区间均无重叠.结论 MSCT三维重建技术能够对骨性后颅窝形态进行准确测量,可以作为评价骨性后颅窝发育不全的影像学方法之一.MSCT的测量结果可以进一步完善对Chiari I型畸形患者后颅窝狭窄的诊断.%Objective To assess the clinical usefulness of MSCT three-dimensional reconstruction in diagnosis of osseous posterior cranial fossa(PCF)hypoplasia in patients with Chiari I malformation. Methods Osseous PCF of 52 adult patients with Chiari I malformation and 100 healthy adults control subjects involved in this study. Variable measurements includeing Twining's line (TL) , foramen magnum diameter (FMD) , posterior cranial fossa height (PCFH) , clivus length (CL) , supraocciput length (SL) , angle of cerebellar tentorium steepness (ACTS) and posterior cranial fossa volume (PFCV). Independent-sample Student's t test was used as a statistical method. Pearson correlation coefficient (r) was calculated to summarize the relationship between parameters and volume

  5. Effect of decompression window area of posterior fossa on short-term surgical outcomes in Chiari malformation patients with syringomyelia%Chiari畸形合并脊髓空洞症术中不同大小后颅窝减压窗近期疗效的比较

    刘彬; 王振宇; 谢京诚; 李振东; 马长城; 陈晓东


    Objective To explore the effect of decompression skull window area on short-term surgical outcomes in the Chiari malformation (CM) patients with syringomyelia (SM). Methods The clinical data of 117 patients with CM and SM treated in our hospital from 2007 to 2010 were analyzed retrospectively. The decompression of posterior cranial fossa and duraplasty was performed in all the patients. The decompression of syringomyelias with puncture was performed in the patients in whom the horizontal diameters of the syringomyelias were more than 50%of the horizontal diameters of the spinal cords. The patients were divided into 2 groups according to the decompressed area of the posterior cranial fossa, i.e. group A (n=87) where the decompression skull window area was about 12 cm2 and group B (n=30) where the skull window area was less than 6 cm2. The therapeutic effects were evaluated with Tater scale 2 weeks after the operation in all the patients. Results Of 117 patients, 97 were improved in the postoperative symptoms and 20 not. The rate (87.4%, 76/87) of improved symptoms was significantly higher in group A than that (70.0%, 21/30) in group B (P脊髓50%者行空洞穿刺减压术.根据后颅窝减压窗面积分为2组:Ⅰ组,87例,减压面积为12 cm2(3 cm×4 cm);Ⅱ组,30例,减压面积<6 cm2.术后2周采用Tater评分评定疗效.结果 117例患者手术后症状均无加重,症状改善97例(82.9%),无变化20例.Ⅰ组症状改善76例(87.4%),Ⅱ组为21例(70%);两组症状改善率差异显著(P<0.05).结论 Chiari畸形合并脊髓空洞症患者的后颅窝减压面积以不小于12 cm2的近期疗效较好.

  6. Aneurisma infectado de artéria braquial após endocardite infecciosa de valva mitral Infected aneurysm of brachial artery after mitral valve infective endocarditis

    Heraldo Guedis Lobo Filho


    Full Text Available Apresentamos um caso de aneurisma infectado de artéria braquial em paciente com endocardite infecciosa por Streptococcus bovis. Homem de 49 anos de idade se apresentou com febre, dispnéia e sopro regurgitativo em foco mitral com irradiação para axila. O ecocardiograma demonstrou vegetação em valva mitral nativa. Após troca valvar mitral com implante de prótese biológica, observou-se massa pulsátil de cinco centímetros de diâmetro em fossa antecubital direita. Foi feito o diagnóstico de aneurisma infectado de artéria braquial, e o tratamento cirúrgico foi realizado com sucesso. O objetivo desse relato de caso é apresentar uma complicação pouco comum após endocardite infecciosa.We present a case of brachial artery infected aneurysm in a patient with infective endocarditis caused by Streptococcus bovis. A 49-year-old man presented with fever dyspnea and a pansystolic murmur with irradiation to axilla. The echocardiogram revealed vegetation in native mitral valve. After mitral valve replacement with bioprosthesis, it was observed pulsatile mass of five centimeters in diameter at antecubital fossa of right upper limb. It was made the diagnosis of infected aneurysm of the brachial artery, and the surgery was performed successfully. The aim of this case report is to show a rare complication after infective endocarditis.

  7. 呼和浩特地区2009~2011年发热伴出疹性疾病病原谱监测结果分析%The analysis of surveillance of rash and fever illness in Hohhot during 2009-2011

    卢爱桃; 郭卫东; 海岩; 王文瑞


    目的 探讨呼和浩特市地区发热伴出疹症性疾病(RFIs)的病原谱构成.方法 2009~2011年,采用酶联免疫吸附试验(ELISA)对RFIs患者急性期血清标本进行麻疹、风疹、水痘、肠道病毒、小DNA病毒B19、登革热IgM抗体检测,采用Real-time PCR方法对咽拭子标本检测病毒核酸.结果 对31份血清进行IgM抗体检测,其中3份为阳性结果,检出率为9.68%.对294份咽拭子样本进行核酸检测,其中117份为阳性,阳性率为39.80%.共104份为肠道病毒阳性,占所有阳性样本的86.67%,18份为水痘带状疱疹病毒,3份麻疹病毒,1份小DNA病毒B19,其中6份为混合感染.麻疹阳性病例均无免疫史,水痘阳性病例94.44%无免疫史.结论 2009~2011年,呼和浩特地区RFIs病原以肠道病毒为主,其次是水痘病毒.加速肠道病毒疫苗的研制,积极推行水痘、麻疹等疫苗接种是控制RFIs发病的主要措施.%OBJECTIVE To study the pathogen spectrum of rash and fever illness (RFIs) in Hohhot.METHODS From 2009 to 2011,ELISA was used to detect IgM antibody of measles,rubella,varicella-zoster virus,enterovirus,human parvovirus B19,dengue fever in the serum of RFIs samples and real-time PCR was used to detect viral nucleic acid in throat swab of RFIs samples.RESULTS Among 31 serum samples,3 samples were positive,the positive rate was 9.68%.117 samples were positive of 294 throat swab samples,the positive rate was 39.80%.104 samples were positive for enterovirus which accounted for 86.67% of all positive samples,18 samples were positive for varicella-zoster virus,3 samples were positive for measles,1 sample was human parvovirus B19 and 6 samples were mixed infection.All Measles positive cases had no immunization history,94.44% varicella-zoster virus positive cases had no immunization history.CONCLUSION From 2009 to 2011,the main pathogen is enterovirus leading to the RFIs in Hohhot,the next pathogen is varicella-zoster virus

  8. Detection of tumoral lesions in the posterior fossa, in brain computerized tomography scans for various conditions of acquiring a preliminary approach; Deteccion de lesiones tumorales en fosa posterior en imagenes de Tomografia Computarizada cerebral para diversas condiciones de adquisicion: un enfoque preliminar

    Perez, M.; Carvalho-Filho, A. E.; Khoury, H. J.; Casas, M. C.; Andrade, M. E.; Paz, J. E.


    The present work performs a study over 13 tomographic images, using an anthropomorphic head phantom. It contains small lesions in the posterior fossa. Tube current (I [mA]), slice thickness (E [mm]), were the parameters changed among studies, looking for the best acquisition conditions, which permit good lesion detectability, and applying the lowest dose. Air Kerma in air [mGy] was calculated. Image quality was analyzed by both expert criterion and some merit figures. Two of them were global: contrasts to noise ratio (RCR [dB]) and signal to noise ratio (RSR). The rest of the measures used were relatives to the maximum dose condition: The gain in signal to noise ratio (SNR [dB]) and the maximum signal to noise ratio (PSNR [dB]), the normalized mean squared error (NMSE) and the structural similarity index (SSIM). Objective and subjective results were correlated. It is shown that it is possible to reduce the dose using lower values of mAs without affecting lesion detectability and keeping good image quality for the scanner used. An optimized protocol is also proposed for the technology used. (Author) 27 refs.

  9. 后颅凹减压加脑室外引流治疗大面积小脑梗死78例分析%Analysis of posterior fossa decompression and brain outdoor drainage in the treatment of 78 cases of large area of cerebellar infarction



    Objective:To explore the effect of posterior fossa decompression and brain outdoor drainage in the treatment of large area of cerebellar infarction.Methods:78 patients with large area of cerebellar infarction were selected from March 2009 to June 2014.Patients were prone position with general anesthesia.6.0 cm×7.0 cm window was opened along the suboccipital midline.The right occipital horn of lateral ventricle drainage was given.Part of the softening of necrotic brain tissue was removed.The incision was sutured.After operation,patients were given intensive care.After 1 week,external ventricular drainage tube was pulled out. Results:On the second day after operation,78 patients with consciousness were restored,and there was no death.After 3 months to 5 years follow-up,according to the physiscal self-maintenance scale,the patients were assessed:46 cases(59%) were gradeⅠ;14 cases(17.9%) were grade Ⅱ;8 patients(10.3%) were grade Ⅲ;6 patients were grade Ⅳ;4 cases(5.1%) were grade Ⅴ.The complications after operation:11 cases(14.1%) had vertigo;11 cases(14.1%) had dysphagia;5 cases(6.4%) had hearing loss;16 cases(20.5%) had ataxia;5 cases(6.4%) had hoarseness.Conclusion:The effect of posterior fossa decompression and brain outdoor drainage in the treatment of large area of cerebellar infarction is significant.The operation is simple and easy to operate.It is worthy of popularization.%目的:探讨后颅凹减压加脑室外引流治疗大面积小脑梗死的临床效果。方法:2009年3月-2014年6月收治大面积小脑梗死患者78例,患者取俯卧位,采取全身麻醉,沿枕下正中开6.0 cm×7.0 cm窗口,行右侧枕角脑室外引流术,切除部分软化坏死的脑组织,缝合切口。术后进行重症监护,1周后拔出脑室外引流管。结果:78例患者术后第2天均恢复意识,无死亡病例发生,经过3个月~5年的随访,根据日常生活能力量表(physiscal self-maintenance scale

  10. Producción y calidad sanitaria de la lechuga fertilizada con efluente de fosa séptica biodigestora Produção e qualidade sanitária de alface adubada com efluente de fossa séptica biodigestora

    Miréia Aparecida Bezerra Pereira


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    Se evaluó la producción y los aspectos sanitarios de la lechuga fertilizada con aguas residuales de efluente humano derivada de fosa séptica biodigestora en Assentamento Rural Vale Verde, Gurupi, Estado de Tocantins, Brasil. Fueron realizadas evaluaciones morfofisiológicas y microbiológicas en plantas y microbiológicas en muestras de agua del suelo, de la lechuga y del efluente de la fosa séptica biodigestora. Por el número de hojas, altura de planta y peso fresco se observó que las plantas que recibieron la dosis de 60 L de efluente tuvieron valores más altos que los demás. Hubo un aumento del área foliar de las plantas con el aumento de la dosis de efluente. Las plantas que recibieron 60 L de efluentes fueron las que produjeron más clorofila total, y las que recibieron 20 L presentaran valores cerca de éstos. El rendimiento de la producción fue significativamente mayor en las plantas que recibieron 20, 40 y 60 L de efluente, y menor para los demás (0 y 80 L. En este estudio, no hubo contaminación por coliformes fecales a 45 º C en las muestras 1, 3, 4, 5 y 7. De las plantas de las parcelas fertilizadas con efluente del tanque séptico, sólo una muestra presentó contaminación, sin embargo, el valor se ha considerado como adecuado por estar dentro de los límites de 95% de la prueba. Se trata de una alternativa sostenible que contribuye a maximizar los recursos disponibles dentro de la agricultura familiar, sin comprometer el nivel de calidad sanitaria de consumo humano de la lechuga en las condiciones estudiadas y con incremento de la productividad.

    Avaliou-se a produção e os aspectos sanitários de alface adubada com efluente humano de fossa séptica biodigestora no Assentamento Rural Vale Verde, Gurupi-TO. Foram realizadas avaliações morfofisiológicas e análises microbiológicas de amostras de água do solo, alface e do efluente de fossa séptica biodigestora. Para número de

  11. 后颅窝减压及硬膜成形术与单纯后颅窝减压术比较治疗Ⅰ型Chiari畸形效果的Meta分析%Comparison of Posterior Fossa Decompression with and without Duraplasty for Surgical Treatment of Chiari Malformation Type Ⅰ: A Meta-Analysis

    张豆豆; 陈海锋; 黄思庆; 郝德; 任海波; 汤俊佳


    Objective To systematically evaluate posterior fossa decompression with duraplasty (PFDD) and posterior fossa decompression without duraplasty (PFD) for Chiari malformation type I (CM-I). Methods A meta-analysis was performed according to the guideline of the MOOSE statement. Relevant literature and references were electronically searched in CENTRAL, Science Citation Index Expanded, MEDLINE (Ovid), PubMed, CBM, CNKI and WanFang Data from 1993 to September 2011. Two reviewers independently identified literature according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. The included studies were evaluated using the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale. Original data were extracted and analyzed using RevMan 5.1 software. Besides, the level of evidence was assessed using the GRADE system. Results Ten studies involving 829 patients were included. The results of meta-analyses showed that: a) compared with patients undergoing PFD, patients undergoing PFDD had a significantly lower reoperation rate (RR=0.41, 95%CI 0.23 to 0.74, P=0.003), and a higher rate of syringomyelia decrease (RR=1.27, 95%CI 1.03 to 1.56, P=0.02). But there was no significant difference in clinical improvement (RR=1.11, 95%CI 0.95 to 1.28, P=0.18). b) compared with PFD, patients undergoing PFDD had a higher rate of cerebrospinal fluid-related complications (RR=6.3, 95%CI 2.71 to 14.67, P0.05). Based on GRADE system, the evidence was at Level C and we made a weak recommendation. Conclusion Posterior fossa decompression with duraplasty is associated with a lower risk of reoperation, a better effect of syringomyelia decrease and a greater risk for cerebrospinal fluid-related complications, compared with PFD. Due to the influencing factors of lower-quality included studies, a prudent choice is suggested, and also more high-quality, large-sample studies are need.%目的 系统评价后颅窝减压及硬膜成形术(PFDD)与单纯后颅窝减压(PFD)两种术式比较治疗Ⅰ型Chiari畸形的有效性和安全性.方法

  12. Lesão de nervo cutâneo antebraquial lateral relacionada à venipuntura: o que saber?

    Juan A. Ramos


    Full Text Available Justificativa e objetivos: a venipuntura é um dos procedimentos mais comuns na prática anestésica cotidiana. Embora geralmente inócuas, lesões de nervos periféricos com sequelas graves foram descritas após venipuntura. Apresentamos um caso de lesão de nervo cutâneo antebraquial lateral relacionada à venipuntura, juntamente com as informações de diagnóstico e prognóstico essenciais para a prática cotidiana. Relato de caso: paciente do sexo masculino, 27 anos, submetido à venipuntura de fossa antecubital direita, com uma agulha de calibre 20, para avaliação metabólica de rotina. O paciente sofreu uma dor aguda, tipo choque elétrico, que percorreu a face lateral do antebraço desde a fossa antecubital proximal até o pulso lateral direito e a base do polegar direito. Após 24 horas, o paciente ainda sentia a dor semelhante a choque elétrico que foi classificada como 8/10 no braço distal lateral direito, no pulso lateral direito e na base do polegar, acompanhada de parestesia. Fizemos uma revisão da literatura e o paciente recebeu orientação sobre os resultados publicados a respeito desse tipo de lesão. Durante o acompanhamento, o paciente relatou que a disestesia diminuiu cerca de 3-4 semanas após a lesão inicial e que não restou déficit neurológico. Conclusões: lesões de nervos periféricos foram descritas pós-venipuntura, mas a literatura é limitada. Os nervos da fossa antecubital estão classicamente localizados em um plano logo abaixo - e muito próximos - das veias, o que os torna susceptíveis a lesões durante a flebotomia; além disso, sabe-se que existe uma extensa variação anatômica, o que sugere que mesmo uma venipuntura satisfatória não traumática pode danificar diretamente esses nervos. O anestesiologista deve estar ciente dessa possível complicação e também do diagnóstico e prognóstico para orientar os pacientes de forma adequada, caso essa complicação ocorra.

  13. Ewing Sarcoma of the Posterior Fossa in an Adolescent Girl

    Andreas M. Stark


    Full Text Available Medulloblastoma, astrocytoma, and ependymoma represent the most common infratentorial tumors in childhood, while Ewing sarcomas in that localization are extremely rare. A large left infratentorial space-occupying lesion was diagnosed in a 12-year-old girl with signs of increased intracranial pressure. Following total tumor resection, histological and molecular examination revealed Ewing sarcoma with rearranged EWSR-1 gene. The patient achieved complete remission following adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy according to Euro-EWING 2008 treatment protocol. Intracranial Ewing sarcoma, although rare, should be an important differential diagnosis of intracranial tumors in childhood which requires aggressive multimodal treatment.

  14. Lupus vulgaris of the popliteal fossa: a delayed diagnosis.

    Altunay, Ilknur Kivanc; Kayaoglu, Semra; Ekmekci, Tugba Rezan; Kutlu, Safiye; Arpag, Esra Saygin


    Lupus vulgaris (LV) is the most common form of cutaneous tuberculosis. It commonly presents on the head and neck regions. The diagnosis may be difficult when LV occurs at unexpected regions or in unusual clinical forms. Sometimes special stains for the organism and mycobacterial cultures may be negative. Nevertheless, it is usually possible to reach the correct diagnosis of LV using clinical and histopathological findings. But at times, a therapeutic trial with antitubercular agents may be required.

  15. A rare case of racemose neurocysticercosis of the posterior fossa.

    Karegowda, Lakshmikanth Halegubbi; Shenoy, Poonam Mohan; Prakashini, Koteshwara; Karur, Gauri


    A 43-year-old man presented with a 3 month history of headache, vertigo and swaying while walking. MRI of the brain showed cystic lesions involving the cerebellopontine angle cisterns, the right perimedullary cistern, the fourth ventricle and bilateral foramen of Luschka with resultant obstruction to cerebrospinal fluid outflow and hydrocephalus. The patient underwent right retromastoid craniotomy with endoscopic third ventriculostomy for cyst excision. The postoperative period was uneventful and he was able to carry out routine activities within a month. This case report stresses on the clinical importance, unique characteristics and imaging features of racemose neurocysticercosis.

  16. 儿童后颅窝肿瘤合并脑积水的治疗及预后影响因素分析%Treatment and prognosis of posterior fossa tumor combined with hydrocephalus in children: an analysis of influencing factors

    林佳平; 单臻; 黄毓婵; 陈昆; 黄正松


    Objective To explore whether preoperative treatment of hydrocephalus could change the occurrence of postoperative hydrocephalus after tumor resection in children with posterior fossa tumor, and analyze the risk factors of postoperative hydrocephalus. Methods Sixty-three children with posterior fossa tumors accompanied with hydrocephalus, admitted to our hospital from January 2003 to December 2009, were chosen; conservative treatment of preoperative hydrocephalus was performed in 43 patients and surgery was performed in the other 20 patients. The clinical data of these patients were retrospectively analyzed and the occurrence of postoperative hydrocephalus in patients performed conservative treatment and tumor resection was compared. Gender, age, Evans index, location of the tumor, extent of the tumor resection, pathology of the tumor were analyzed as risk factors using logistic regression. Results Occurrence of hydrocephalus after tumor resection showed no statistical differences between patients accepted conservative treatment (14/43, 32.6%) and patients received surgical treatment ([8/20, 40.0%], P=0.564). Evans index, location of the tumor and extent of resection were related to hydrocephalus relapse after tumor resection(P=0.029, P=0.036, P=0.038). Conclusion Preoperative treatment of hydrocephalus could not change the occurrence of hydrocephalus after tumor resection. Evans index, location of the tumor and extent of tumor resection are all risk factors of postoperative hydrocephalus.%目的 探讨儿童后颅窝肿瘤合并脑积水患者行肿瘤切除术前对于脑积水的治疗是否影响术后脑积水的发生率,并分析术后脑积水发生的相关危险因素.方法 中山大学附属第一医院神经外科自2003年1月至2009年12月行肿瘤切除术治疗后颅窝肿瘤合并脑积水儿童患者63例,其中对术前脑积水行保守治疗43例,手术治疗20例.回顾性分析患者的临床资料并比较术前脑积水保守治疗组和

  17. Posterior cranial fossa dimensions in Chiari Ⅰ malformation relates to the degree of cerebellar tonsillar descent and syringomyelia%Chiari Ⅰ畸形后颅窝线性容积与小脑扁桃体下疝及脊髓空洞的相关性研究

    金铂; 苏亦兵; 王汉斌; 王科大


    目的 对Chiari Ⅰ畸形患者后颅窝的各线性结构进行测量,探讨不同下疝程度以及是否并发脊髓空洞的Chiari Ⅰ畸形患者的发病机制以及利用MRI在后颅窝结构上的测量意义.方法 回顾分析2004年8月至2012年6月北京积水潭医院神经外科住院治疗的Chiari Ⅰ畸形患者97例,在MRI上测量其斜坡的长度、枕骨基底部的长度、蝶骨底长度、枕骨鳞部、脑干的长度、小脑半球的长度、枕骨大孔径、Twining's线、小脑幕与Twining's线的角度.结果 根据MRI影像学的表现,将Chiari Ⅰ畸形患者小脑扁桃体下缘尾向移位程度分为3度,其中Ⅰ度48例(49.5%),Ⅱ度36例(37.1%),Ⅲ度13例(13.4%);合并脊髓空洞69例(71.1%),无脊髓空洞28例(28.9%).Chiari Ⅰ畸形小脑扁桃体下疝Ⅰ度的患者斜坡的长度(d+e)、枕骨基底部的长度(e)、脑干长度(b)和小脑半球的长度(c)显著大于Ⅱ度和Ⅲ度的患者(P<0.05).合并脊髓空洞患者枕骨大孔径(B to OP)显著小于无脊髓空洞患者(P<0.05),脑干的长度(b)显著长于无脊髓空洞组患者(P<0.05).结论 在Chiari Ⅰ畸形患者中,后颅窝骨性结构及内在神经结构的发育异常,是引起小脑扁桃体下疝及脊髓空洞等病理生理改变的重要原因,在手术治疗中要对此区域的病理改变进行有针对性的治疗,为患者制定合适的手术策略.%Objective To measure the linear structures of posterior cranial fossa in Chiari Ⅰ malformation (CMI) patients base on fMRI techniques and to investigate the causes associated with different degrees of cerebellar tonsillar descent and syringomyelia. Methods A retrospective radiographic study was performed for 97 CMI patients who were treated in Jishuitan hospital during 2004-2012. According to the degree of cerebellar tonsillar descent, CMI patients were divided into three categories: CMI Ⅰ in 48 cases (49.5%), CMI Ⅱ in 36 cases (37.1%), and CMI Ⅲ in 13

  18. Assessment and comparison of anemia of chronic disease in healthy subjects and chronic periodontitis patients: A clinical and hematological study

    Rajashri A Kolte


    Full Text Available Background: Bacteremia is associated with periodontal diseases whose extent is related to the severity of inflammation in periodontal tissues. The purpose of this study was to assess and compare the various blood parameters in healthy subjects and severe chronic periodontitis patients. Materials and Methods: 100 patients with severe chronic periodontitis (test group and 100 periodontally healthy subjects (control group in the age group 35-60 years participated in the study. Blood parameters were recorded with blood samples drawn from the antecubital fossa by venous puncture. Results: Periodontitis group showed lower erythrocyte count and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC, and increased total leukocyte count (TLC and neutrophil, lymphocyte, and eosinophil count, compared to the healthy control group. Conclusions: To conclude, periodontitis may tend toward anemia and there is marked leukocytosis due to increased number of circulating neutrophils and lymphocytes.

  19. Natural history of scoliosis after posterior fossa decompression in patients with Chiari malformation/syringomyelia%Chiari畸形合并脊髓空洞患者后颅窝减压术后脊柱侧凸的自然转归分析

    沙士甫; 朱泽章; 邱勇; 孙旭; 钱邦平; 刘臻; 闫煌; 江龙


    目的 评估Chiari畸形/脊髓空洞患者后颅窝减压术(PFD)后脊柱侧凸的自然进展并分析影响侧凸转归的相关因素.方法 对2002年1月至2007年12月期间南京大学医学院附属鼓楼医院脊柱外科PFD治疗的26例Chiari畸形/脊髓空洞伴脊柱侧凸患者的影像学资料进行回顾性分析,记录PFD术前及末次随访时主弯Cobb角、弯型、矢状面参数(胸椎后凸、胸腰段交界后凸、腰椎前凸)、小脑扁桃体下疝程度、空洞大小及长度.定义末次随访Cobb角小于或等于行后颅窝减压术时5°为侧凸未进展(未进展组),大于行后颅窝减压术时5°以上为侧凸进展(进展组).运用成组设计资料t检验和Fisher精确检验比较两组PFD术前各项参数间的差异.结果 26例患者接受PFD手术时平均年龄6.5 ~14.7(10.3±2.4)岁,主弯Cobb角20 ~45(33.5±7.7)°.术后24~118(57.5±26.9)个月随访时,11例(42%)患者脊柱侧凸获得稳定或改善.进展组平均初始年龄显著大于非进展组(11.1±2.2)比(9.2±2.2)岁,P=0.041,此外进展组中胸腰双弯比例显著高于非进展组(26.7%比9.1%,P=0.037).而Cobb角、Risser征、矢状面参数、小脑扁桃体下疝程度、空洞大小及长度、术前伴神经症状/体征比例在两组间差异均无统计学意义(均P >0.05).结论 后颅窝减压术后42%的Chiari畸形/脊髓空洞患者可获得脊柱侧凸的稳定或改善.PFD手术时年龄较大、胸腰双弯弯型可能是术后脊柱侧凸进展的危险因素.%Objective To explore the natural history of scoliosis after posterior fossa decompression (PFD) in patients with Chiari malformation/syringomyelia and examine the risk factors associated with curve progression.Methods A retrospective radiographic study was performed at our scoliosis center for 26patients undergoing PFD for Chiari malformation between January 2002 and December 2007.Their clinical and radiological parameters,including age

  20. The Other Itch That Rashes: a Clinical and Therapeutic Approach to Pruritus and Skin Picking Disorders.

    Craig-Müller, Sören A; Reichenberg, Jason S


    Patients with skin picking disorders (SPDs) have historically been an under recognized and under treated group. Originally classified an impulse control disorder, skin picking disorder is now considered under the obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and obsessive-compulsive-related disorder (OCRD) spectrum. Workup of SPD concentrates on differentiating this condition from primary skin disorders, systemic conditions associated with pruritus, and psychocutaneous syndromes. It is important to first address any underlying pruritic disorders (if present) that may be a trigger to pick the skin. First-line treatment for SPD is cognitive behavioral therapy. When necessary, pharmacologic therapy can be helpful as well.

  1. Chikungunya: acute fever, rash and debilitating arthralgias in a returning traveler from Haiti.

    Anderson, Kathryn B; Pureza, Vincent; Walker, Patricia F


    The following case report details a case of chikungunya fever in a returning traveler from Haiti. The report highlights the clinical presentation and natural history of the disease, and emphasizes that chikungunya has become established in the western hemisphere, with a resultant need for heightened provider awareness.

  2. Simian varicella virus infection of Chinese rhesus macaques produces ganglionic infection in the absence of rash

    W.J.D. Ouwendijk (Werner ); R. Mahalingam (Ravi); V. Traina-Dorge (Vicki); G. van Amerongen (Geert); M. Wellish (Mary); A.D.M.E. Osterhaus (Albert); D. Gilden (Don); G.M.G.M. Verjans (George)


    textabstractVaricella-zoster virus (VZV) causes varicella (chickenpox), becomes latent in ganglia along the entire neuraxis, and may reactivate to cause herpes zoster (shingles). VZV may infect ganglia via retrograde axonal transport from infected skin or through hematogenous spread. Simian varicell

  3. May 2015 pulmonary case of the month: pneumonia with a rash

    Robbins RA


    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated at 150 words. History of Present Illness: A 77-year-old man underwent a thoracic CT scan for follow up of a known thoracic aneurysm. However, he had been feeling tired for about a week with a cough, night sweats and fever. He had no shortness of breath, wheezing or known history of lung disease. Past Medical History, Social History and Family History: He has a history of hypertension and a known thoracic aortic aneurysm. There was a surgical repair of his right clavicle after a motor vehicle accident. He is single and has lived in Arizona for over 50 years. He just returned from a trip to California where he visited Disneyland. He does not smoke. Family history is noncontributory. Current Medications: dutasteride, levothyroxine, atorvastatin. Physical Examination: His physical examination was reported as unremarkable. SpO2 was 95% on room air. Which of the following is appropriate at this time? 1. Begin empiric antibiotics; 2. ...

  4. Fever with rash in patients returning from popular tourist resort Phuket, Thailand: dengue--or measles?

    Kantele, Anu; Mattila, Leena; Ott, Kristi; Davidkin, Irja; Siikamäki, Heli


    We report three recent cases of measles in travelers to a popular vacation resort, Phuket, Thailand, two initially diagnosed clinically as dengue, one as drug reaction. In countries with no indigenous measles, clinicians may no longer recognize the disease. When left misdiagnosed, the patients continue to be potential transmitters.

  5. Mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis/HIV Coinfection Presented as a Diffuse Desquamative Rash

    Guilherme Almeida Rosa da Silva


    Full Text Available Leishmaniasis is an infectious disease that is endemic in tropical areas and in the Mediterranean. This condition spreads to 98 countries in four continents, surpassing 12 million infected individuals, with 350 million people at risk of infection. This disease is characterized by a wide spectrum of clinical syndromes, caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania, with various animal reservoirs, such as rodents, dogs, wolves, foxes, and even humans. Transmission occurs through a vector, a sandfly of the genus Lutzomyia. There are three main clinical forms of leishmaniasis: visceral leishmaniasis, cutaneous leishmaniasis, and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis. The wide spectrum of nonvisceral forms includes: localized cutaneous leishmaniasis, a papular lesion that progresses to ulceration with granular base and a large framed board; diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis; mucocutaneous leishmaniasis, which can cause disfiguring and mutilating injuries of the nasal cavity, pharynx, and larynx. Leishmaniasis/HIV coinfection is considered an emerging problem in several countries, including Brazil, where, despite the growing number of cases, a problem of late diagnosis occurs. Clinically, the cases of leishmaniasis associated with HIV infection may demonstrate unusual aspects, such as extensive and destructive lesions. This study aims to report a case of mucocutaneous leishmaniasis/HIV coinfection with atypical presentation of diffuse desquamative eruption and nasopharyngeal involvement.

  6. A Woman with Unilateral Rash and Fever: Cellulitis in the Setting of Lymphedema

    Melissa Joseph


    Full Text Available Cellulitis in the setting of lymphedema is an uncommon but clinically important presentation to the emergency department. Stagnant lymph is an ideal medium for bacterial growth and progression can be rapid due to decreased ability to fight infection in the affected area. Infections are commonly caused by gram-positive cocci, though blood cultures are often negative. Treatment should be aimed at rapid initiation of antibiotics targeting these species. There may be a role for antibiotic prophylaxis in recurrent cases.

  7. A brucellosis case presenting with vesicular and maculopapular rash and febrile neutropenia

    Selmin Dirgen Çaylak


    Full Text Available Brucellosis is a systemic disease in which all kind of tissues and organs can be affected. Brucellosis may present with different symptoms and symptoms are non-specific. A broad spectrum of clinical manifestations can be seen, therefore diagnosis can be difficult. Cutaneous complications and febrile neutropenia have been rarely reported. Here, a rare brucellosis case was reported that he applied with fever, skin eruption and neutropenia. We emphasized that especially in endemic areas brucellosis should always be kept on mind in the differential diagnosis of patient with skin eruption and febril neutropenia.J Microbiol Infect Dis 2014;4(1: 39-41

  8. October 2014 critical care case of the month: a skin rash in the ICU


    No abstract available. Abstract truncated after first page. History of Present Illness: A 28 year old man was admitted to an outside hospital with an ethylene glycol overdose in an apparent suicide attempt. At that time the patient was delirious and vomiting. He had a severe metabolic acidosis and a creatinine of 2.1 mg/dL. He was intubated, a nasogastric tube was placed, and he was transferred to the toxicology service. PMH, FH, SH: There was no significant past medical history. Family histo...

  9. October 2014 critical care case of the month: a skin rash in the ICU

    Raschke RA


    Full Text Available No abstract available. Abstract truncated after first page. History of Present Illness: A 28 year old man was admitted to an outside hospital with an ethylene glycol overdose in an apparent suicide attempt. At that time the patient was delirious and vomiting. He had a severe metabolic acidosis and a creatinine of 2.1 mg/dL. He was intubated, a nasogastric tube was placed, and he was transferred to the toxicology service. PMH, FH, SH: There was no significant past medical history. Family history was noncontributory. He was a nonsmoker who recently had a fight with his girlfriend prompting the suicide attempt. Physical Examination: Vital signs were stable and he was sedated and nasally intubated receiving mechanical ventilation. There were no other significant findings on physical examination. Which of the following can be used for ethylene glycol poisoning? 1. Ethanol; 2. Fomezipole; 3. Hemodialysis; 4. Pyridoxine; 5. All of the above ...

  10. Dolor a la inyección de propofol en sedación para colonoscopia: rol que desempeña el sitio de cateterización venosa Propofol injection pain during sedation for colonoscopy: the role of venous catheterization site

    Roberto Rodríguez-Miranda


    variables, caliber and location of venous catheters, as well as concomitant medications. The data was recorded by the treating anesthesiologist and reviewed by the researcher. Results: 58% of patients did not experience pain on propofol injection; 24,8% experienced mild pain, 12,8% moderate pain, and 1,7% severe pain. Statistically, the group of patients that received propofol through a venous catheter in the antecubital fossa, experienced less pain than those with a venous catheter placed in the hand, wrist, or anterior forearm. (p=0,006. Conclusion: The best way to reduce pain on propofol injection is to place the venous catheter in the antecubital fossa.

  11. Distal biceps tendon injuries: diagnosis and management.

    Ramsey, M L


    Rupture of the distal biceps tendon occurs most commonly in the dominant extremity of men between 40 and 60 years of age when an unexpected extension force is applied to the flexed arm. Although previously thought to be an uncommon injury, distal biceps tendon ruptures are being reported with increasing frequency. The rupture typically occurs at the tendon insertion into the radial tuberosity in an area of preexisting tendon degeneration. The diagnosis is made on the basis of a history of a painful, tearing sensation in the antecubital region. Physical examination demonstrates a palpable and visible deformity of the distal biceps muscle belly with weakness in flexion and supination. The ability to palpate the tendon in the antecubital fossa may indicate partial tearing of the biceps tendon. Plain radiographs may show hypertrophic bone formation at the radial tuberosity. Magnetic resonance imaging is generally not required to diagnose a complete rupture but may be useful in the case of a partial rupture. Early surgical reattachment to the radial tuberosity is recommended for optimal results. A modified two-incision technique is the most widely used method of repair, but anterior single-incision techniques may be equally effective provided the radial nerve is protected. The patient with a chronic rupture may benefit from surgical reattachment, but proximal retraction and scarring of the muscle belly can make tendon mobilization difficult, and inadequate length of the distal biceps tendon may necessitate tendon augmentation. Postoperative rehabilitation must emphasize protected return of motion for the first 8 weeks after repair. Formal strengthening may begin as early as 8 weeks, with a return to unrestricted activities, including lifting, by 5 months.

  12. Allergy to Prolene Sutures in a Dural Graft for Chiari Decompression

    Iahn Cajigas


    Full Text Available Allergy to Prolene suture is exceedingly rare with only 5 cases reported in the literature. There have been no such cases associated with neurosurgical procedures. Diagnosis is nearly always delayed in spite of persistent symptomatology. A 27-year-old girl with suspected Ehlers-Danlos, connective tissue disorder, underwent posterior fossa decompression for Chiari Type 1 malformation. One year later, the patient presented with urticarial rash from the neck to chest. Cerebrospinal fluid and blood testing, magnetic resonance imaging, and intraoperative exploration did not suggest allergic reaction. Eventually skin testing proved specific Prolene allergy. After suture material was removed, the patient no longer complained of pruritus or rash. This single case highlights the important entity of allergic reaction to suture material, namely, Prolene, which can present in a delayed basis. Symptomatology can be vague but has typical allergic characteristics. Multidisciplinary approach is helpful with confirmatory skin testing as a vital part of the workup.

  13. Miliaria-rash after neutropenic fever and induction chemotherapy for acute myelogenous leukemia Miliária 'rash' após neutropenia febril e quimioterapia de indução para a leucemia mielóide aguda

    Tuyet A Nguyen


    Full Text Available Miliaria is a disorder of the eccrine sweat glands which occurs in conditions of increased heat and humidity. It can be associated with persistent febrile states as well as with certain drugs. We presented a 40 year-old female with myelodysplastic syndrome and progression to acute myelogenous leukemia who was admitted to the hospital for chemotherapy induction. The patient was treated with idarubicin and cytarabine. She became pancytopenic and developed neutropenic fever and was started on vancomycin and cefepime, but was persistently febrile with night sweats. Five days into her fevers, she developed diffuse, nonpruritic and fragile vesicles together with drenching nightsweats. The patient's exanthem was diagnosed as Miliaria crystallina, most probably induced by neutropenic fever and idarubucin exposureMiliária é uma desordem das glândulas sudoríparas écrinas, que ocorre em condições de aumento de calor e umidade. Miliária pode ser associada com estados febris persistentes bem como com certos medicamentos. Apresentamos o caso de uma mulher de 40 anos com síndrome mielodisplásica e progressão para leucemia mielóide aguda que foi admitida no hospital para quimioterapia de indução. A paciente foi tratada com idarrubicina e citarabina. Ela se tornou pancitopênica e desenvolveu neutropenia febril. Iniciou tratamento com vancomicina e cefepime, mas a febre com sudorese noturna continou. Cinco dias depois a paciente desenvolveu vesículas difusas, não pruríticas e frágeis juntamente com a persistência de sudorese noturna. O exantema do paciente foi diagnosticado como Miliária cristalina, provavelmente induzida por neutropenia febril e exposição a idarubucin

  14. Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia and Peripheral Neuropathy, Organomegaly, Endocrinopathy, Monoclonal Gammopathy, and Skin Changes with a Bleeding Diathesis and Rash

    S. Haider


    Full Text Available We report a case of a 29-year-old male who presented with paraesthesia and skin lesions with excessive bleeding after skin biopsy leading to hematology consultation. He was found to have prolonged partial thromboplastin time (PTT and monoclonal gammopathy on serum protein electrophoresis (SPEP. He experienced excessive bleeding leading to hospitalization after bone marrow biopsy and required blood transfusion. He was diagnosed with Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia (WM, based on the presence of IgM-κ type monoclonal (M protein and infiltration of lymphoplasmacytic cells identified in bone marrow aspirates. He was noticed to have features of peripheral neuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and skin changes (POEMS syndrome. This is a very rare case of WM with POEMS syndrome which responded to chemotherapy using bortezomib, steroids, and rituximab.

  15. A RASH analysis of National Toxicology Program data: Predictions for 30 compounds to be tested in rodent carcinogenesis experiments

    Jones, T.D.; Easterly, C.E. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)


    Relative potencies for 30 compounds scheduled for carcinogenic testing in the 2-year rodent bioassays were estimated based on comparisons with a wide variety of bioassay data for benzo[a]pyrene, nicotine, cisplatin, aflatoxin B1, and cyclophosphamide. Potential for oncogenic transformation of each of the compounds was estimated from short-term bioassays. Promoting strength was assigned on the basis of comparisons of the product of relative potency and test dose with the distribution of similar products obtained for 67 common compounds in the data- base of Gold et al. A potency class for promotion was assigned on the basis of whether the potency-adjusted test dosage was > 2{sigma} below the mean, > 1{sigma} below the mean, within {+-}{sigma} of the mean, >{sigma} above the mean, or > 2{sigma} above the mean, as determined from the 67 compounds. The underlying hypothesis is that a weak test dose may have a low probability of revealing a potential carcinogen, whereas a strong dose may have a high probability of producing false-positive results. Predictions are therefore directed at the central 68% of the log-normal frequency distribution according to the assumption that {+-}{sigma} represents the ideal test dose. 22 refs., 7 tabs.

  16. 慢性荨麻疹的临床治疗分析%Chronic nettle rash clinical treatment analysis




  17. 慢性荨麻疹的药物治疗%Pharmacological Treatment of the Chronic Nettle Rash

    王恒志; 饶红霞


    慢性荨麻疹是临床上常见且易复发的皮肤病, 因病程长,病因不明确,发病无明显的规律而临床治疗效果不理想.对慢性荨麻疹的药物治疗进行综述,以其提高临床治疗效果.

  18. [Case report with multiple variations of blood vessels originating from the fossa axillaris].

    Papanchev, V; Krustev, D; Krustev, N


    In the course of a dissection of a male's cadaver, fixed in formol carbol solution, we identified the following arterial variations: A) Regio axillaris dextra: a musculi teretis major (9 cm long); a. musculi subscapularis (of insignificant calibre and length); a. thoracica lateralis accessoria prima (10 cm long, with a course along the surface of m. subscapularis); a. thoracica lateralis accessoria secunda (25 cm long, with a course within the conjunctive tissue of the axilla); B) Regio axillaris sinistra: a musculi subcapularis prima et secunda (of insignificant calibre and length); a. musculi teretis major (9 cm long); a. thoracica lateralis accessoria secunda (20 cm long); a. thoracica lateralis accessoria tertia (25 cm long); All three additional arteria had a course along the surface of m. serratis anterior. We called the identified vessels after the name of the muscle blood-supplied by them. Only the vessels ending in m. serratus anterior did we call aa. thoracicae laterales accessoriae.

  19. Fractured inlet connecting tube of the flat bottom flushing device of a posterior fossa cystoperitoneal shunt

    Abbas Amirjamshidi


    Conclusion: Awareness of the possibility of fracture site in the junction of the inlet connector of flat bottom shunt systems is warranted and can be diagnosed by three-dimensional computed tomography (3D CT imaging without performing shunt series study.

  20. [A recurrent desmoid tumor of the popliteal fossa with vascular compromise].

    Díaz Hernández, M; Febles, G; Domínguez del Toro, M; Reboso Morales, L E; Llopart López, J R; Gambra Michel, L E


    We report a case of a 18-year-old male patient with his fourth relapse of a desmoid tumour of the left popliteal hollow after a traumatism in this area. Arterial displacement and extrinsic compression were showed by arteriography. Tumoration was extirpated including popliteal artery, in this way a terminal by-pass from distal femoral to peroneo-tibial trunks with contralateral great saphena was made. Diagnosis of intestinal polyposis and of the little osseous malformations, was discarded these pathologies frequently are related with these tumours. The research for 8 years and 4 months doesn't show any relapse, nor local neither multicentral. Furthermore, some considerations about this theme are reported.

  1. Extra-axial ependymoma of posterior fossa extending to the Meckel's cave.

    Torun, Fuat; Tuna, Hakan; Bozkurt, Melih; Deda, Haluk


    An extra-axial ependymoma extending from the left cerebellopontine corner to the Meckel's cave is reported. This lesion's clinical, radiological, and histological characteristics are presented. This tumor's infrequent extra-axial location, extension to the Meckel's cave and possible origin are discussed.

  2. Primary leptomeningeal malignant melanoma in posterior fossa and upper cervical canal: a case report

    Cho, Kyu Ran; Kim, Jung Hyuk; Shin, Bong Kyung; Lee, Nam Joon [Korea Univ. Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)


    The term 'primary melanocytic neoplasm' covers a wide disease spectrum, from well differentiated meningeal melanocytoma to malignant melanoma, its most aggressive malignant counterpart. Previous reports have shown that due to the paramagnetic effect of melanin, melanocytic neoplasms show high signal intensity on T1-weighted images and very low signal intensity on T2-weighted images, with relatively homogeneous contrast enhancement. The differentiation of leptomeningeal malignant melanoma from benign melanocytoma is important because of their different prognosis but on the basis of imaging findings alone is difficult. Ultrastructural immunohistochemical analysis is a possible alternative. We report the imaging findings of rare primary malignant melanoma, revealed by noncontrast-enhanced CT as a high-density mass, and demonstrating high signal intensity on T1-weighted images, and very low signal intensity on T2WI, with relatively good contrast enhancement.

  3. Towards a Proactive Risk Mitigation Strategy at La Fossa Volcano, Vulcano Island

    Biass, S.; Gregg, C. E.; Frischknecht, C.; Falcone, J. L.; Lestuzzi, P.; di Traglia, F.; Rosi, M.; Bonadonna, C.


    A comprehensive risk assessment framework was built to develop proactive risk reduction measures for Vulcano Island, Italy. This framework includes identification of eruption scenarios; probabilistic hazard assessment, quantification of hazard impacts on the built environment, accessibility assessment on the island and risk perception study. Vulcano, a 21 km2 island with two primary communities host to 900 permanent residents and up to 10,000 visitors during summer, shows a strong dependency on the mainland for basic needs (water, energy) and relies on a ~2 month tourism season for its economy. The recent stratigraphy reveals a dominance of vulcanian and subplinian eruptions, producing a range of hazards acting at different time scales. We developed new methods to probabilistically quantify the hazard related to ballistics, lahars and tephra for all eruption styles. We also elaborated field- and GIS- based methods to assess the physical vulnerability of the built environment and created dynamic models of accessibility. Results outline the difference of hazard between short and long-lasting eruptions. A subplinian eruption has a 50% probability of impacting ~30% of the buildings within days after the eruption, but the year-long damage resulting from a long-lasting vulcanian eruption is similar if tephra is not removed from rooftops. Similarly, a subplinian eruption results in a volume of 7x105 m3 of material potentially remobilized into lahars soon after the eruption. Similar volumes are expected for a vulcanian activity over years, increasing the hazard of small lahars. Preferential lahar paths affect critical infrastructures lacking redundancy, such as the road network, communications systems, the island's only gas station, and access to the island's two evacuation ports. Such results from hazard, physical and systemic vulnerability help establish proactive volcanic risk mitigation strategies and may be applicable in other island settings.

  4. The Middle Fossa Approach for the Removal of a Trochlear Schwannoma

    Andrew B. Boucher


    Full Text Available Objectives. Schwannomas originating from the trochlear nerve are extremely rare; only 30 cases have been reported in the literature. Many operative approaches have been utilized for lesion resection, but the advantages of the anterior transpetrosal approach are numerous and include excellent exposure, minimal extradural retraction of the temporal lobe, and minimal cerebrospinal fluid leaks. We report the second case of a trochlear schwannoma resected via the anterior transpetrosal approach. Setting. A 64-year-old male presented with 3-month history of diplopia and headaches. On physical examination, he was found to have a right fourth nerve palsy. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mass within the right ambient cistern compressing the adjacent midbrain. A right-sided anterior transpetrosal approach was used—which confirmed that the trochlear nerve entered the mass—to achieve gross total resection. Pathological examination confirmed diagnosis of schwannoma. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 3. He experienced a persistent fourth nerve palsy postoperatively with an otherwise normal neurological examination. Follow-up imaging confirmed complete removal of the tumor. Conclusion. The anterior transpetrosal approach is an excellent approach for removal of trochlear schwannomas involving the cisternal course of the trochlear nerve. It affords complete visualization of this anatomical region while introducing minimal morbidity.


    赵素萍; 陶正德; 肖健云


    Objective: To introduce the method of a modified transcranial approach for resection of paranasal sinuses tumors involving the anterior skull base and to address our experience with the approach. Patients and Methods: Ten cases were operated by the approach. Among them, 4 suffered from benign meningeomas, 6 with malignant tumors included one chondrosarcoma, two malignant meningeomas, two olfactory neuroblastomas, and one squamous sarcoma. Of the patients, 4 cases had primary tumor and 6 cases had recurrent tumors. Result: All of the ten cases underwent operation and no postopertion complication occurred. 7 cases have survived for one to four years without tumor recurrence. 3 cases with malignant tumor died of tumor relapse in one to two years. Conclusion: This method significantly has helped to reduce the persistence and recurrence of the disease.

  6. Chondromyxoid fibroma invasion of the transverse-sigmoid sinus junction causing posterior fossa hemorrhage.

    Hersh, David S; Firempong, Alexander O; Chesler, David; Castellani, Rudolph J; Woodworth, Graeme F


    We report a 50-year-old woman with a chondromyxoid fibroma of the occipital bone, who presented with a cerebellar hemorrhage due to invasion of the adjacent sinus. Chondromyxoid fibromas are benign cartilaginous tumors. However, this case represents the first example, to our knowledge, of a chondromyxoid fibroma invading the transverse-sigmoid junction, resulting in intracranial hemorrhage. Our report highlights that the location of an intracranial chondromyxoid fibroma is an important factor in guiding surgical management.

  7. Twelfth nerve paresis induced by an unusual posterior fossa arachnoid cyst: case report and literature review.

    Tarantino, Roberto; Marruzzo, Daniele; Colistra, Davide; Mancarella, Cristina; Delfini, Roberto


    There are only three cases of arachnoid cysts inducing twelfth nerve paresis described in English medical literature. We herein report one more instance. Six weeks after surgery, the patient has almost fully recovered. This case underlines the importance of considering the arachnoid cyst as a possible cause of twelfth nerve paresis.

  8. Ruptures of the distal biceps tendon.

    Ward, James P; Shreve, Mark C; Youm, Thomas; Strauss, Eric J


    Distal biceps ruptures occur most commonly in middle-aged males and result from eccentric contraction of the biceps tendon. The injury typically presents with pain and a tearing sensation in the antecubital fossa with resultant weakness in flexion and supination strength. Physical exam maneuvers and diagnostic imaging aid in determining the diagnosis. Nonoperative management is reserved for elderly, low demand patients, while operative intervention is generally pursued for younger patients and can consist of nonanatomic repair to the brachialis or anatomic repair to the radial tuberosity. Anatomic repair through a one-incision or two-incision approach is commonplace, while the nonanatomic repairs are rarely performed. No clear advantage exists in operative management with a one-incision versus two-incision techniques. Chronic ruptures present a more difficult situation, and allograft augmentation is often necessary. Common complications after repair include transient nerve palsy, which often resolves, and heterotopic ossification. Despite these possible complications, most studies suggest that better patient outcomes are obtained with operative, anatomic reattachment of the distal biceps tendon.

  9. The use of ultrasound for placement of intravenous catheters.

    Aponte, Hector; Acosta, Said; Rigamonti, Donald; Sylvia, Barbara; Austin, Paul; Samolitis, Timothy


    Ultrasound has been used to aid cannulation of veins of the neck, chest, antecubital fossa, and femoral vein. This investigation compared the traditional method of peripheral intravenous (IV) cannulation of veins of the hands and forearms with ultrasound-guided IV cannulation of these veins. After obtaining institutional review board approval and written informed consent, 35 adult subjects with a history or suspicion of difficult IV cannulation were prospectively enrolled with 16 subjects randomly assigned to the traditional group and 19 to the ultrasound group. Time taken for successful venous cannulation and number of attempts between the groups were compared using a Mann-Whitney U test. The number of subjects in whom IV cannulation was successful on the first attempt was compared between the groups using the Fisher exact test. No significant differences were noted between groups in demographics, time to successful cannulation, number of attempts, and number of subjects in whom IV cannulation was successful on the first attempt. Ultrasound was as efficacious as the traditional method of IV cannulation in this subset of patients. Future investigations should examine the efficacy of the ultrasound-guided technique of IV cannulation of these veins in patients in whom the traditional method failed.

  10. Clinical report: the joint obstetric and psychiatric management of phobic anxiety disorders in pregnancy.

    Patel, Roshni R; Hollins, Kathryn


    Women who struggle with distressing pregnancy-related phobic anxiety disorders are regularly encountered in maternity services, and their management poses particular challenges. Early identification is crucial in order to offer an opportunity to treat and manage their fears and enable a positive birth experience. In this article, women with different phobias (tokophobia, emetophobia and ante-cubital fossa phobia) describe their first pregnancy experience, and the ways in which the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital offered them joint maternity and psychiatric care. A multidisciplinary hospital-based approach can be effective in managing mental health problems in pregnancy. Despite maternal preconceptions and professional misgivings, this approach can work for women with phobias and enable a good birth experience and successful mother and infant bonding. The lead obstetrician for mental health and perinatal psychiatrist describe their roles in enabling successful outcomes for both the current and subsequent pregnancies. The case is made for training of maternity staff in both the identification of severe pregnancy phobias and the prompt referral for shared psychiatric and maternity care. Even if previous treatments have failed, adequate coping strategies for childbirth may be achieved in a short time frame. Long-term improvements in the phobia itself may also be found.

  11. Pentobarbital Toxicity after Self-Administration of Euthasol Veterinary Euthanasia Medication

    Steven Jason Crellin


    Full Text Available Suicide attempt via sodium pentobarbital is uncommon. A 48-year-old woman with a history of depression and prior suicide attempt was found unresponsive by her veterinarian spouse near a syringe containing pink solution. Upon EMS’ arrival, the patient was experiencing apnea, hypoxemia, and miotic pupils; her blood glucose level measured 73 mg/dL. She was bradycardic and administered atropine with transient improvement in heart rate and transported to an emergency department; 2 mg of intravenous naloxone was administered without effect. She was endotracheally intubated via rapid sequence intubation. Rapid urine drug screening detected both benzodiazepines and barbiturates. The patient was transferred to an intensive care unit where she demonstrated a nearly absent radial pulse. Emergent fasciotomy to the left forearm and carpal tunnel was performed for acute compartment syndrome; “Euthasol” had been self-administered into the antecubital fossa. Expanded toxicological analysis via liquid chromatography/mass spectroscopy detected caffeine, atropine, 7-aminoclonazepam, phenytoin, citalopram, and naproxen. The patient’s coma resolved over 48 hours and she was successfully extubated without complication. Emergency physicians must closely monitor patients exposed to veterinary euthanasia agents who develop central nervous system and respiratory depression, hypothermia, bradycardia, hypotension, or skin injury. Consultation with a regional poison center and medical toxicologist is recommended.

  12. [Extravasation of cytostatic agents: a serious complication of oncological treatment].

    Alfaro-Rubio, Alberto; Sanmartín, Onofre; Requena, Celia; Llombart, Beatriz; Botella-Estrada, Rafael; Nagore, Eduardo; Serra-Guillén, Carlos; Hueso, Luis; Guillén, Carlos


    The extravasation of cytostatic agents is a known, serious situation that can easily occur and cause chronic, irreversible damage. The incidence of extravasation ranges from 0.1 %-6.5 %, according to different studies. Many cases of extravasation can be prevented by systematizing the administration techniques for cytostatic agents. We present the clinical and histological characteristics of a series of patients with extravasation lesions. Included in the study were all patients treated with chemotherapy who developed localized lesions in the area of the cytostatic injection after extravasation was detected during administration. The patients were studied and followed up for a three-year period, from January 2000 to December 2003, inclusive. We found nine cases of extravasation among the 2,186 patients who were treated with chemotherapy, which represents an incidence of 0.41 %, and 3.4 % of all chemotherapy-induced skin lesions. The cytostatic agent most often involved was vinorelbine, and the most frequent location was the antecubital fossa. The intensity of the lesions made it necessary to delay the next cycle of treatment in 55 % of the cases. The histological findings varied depending on when the biopsy was done, showing panniculitis with low cellularity together with epidermal lesions attributable to direct cytotoxicity. The best treatment for extravasation is prevention, but when it has already occurred, measures vary depending on the cytostatic drug extravasated and the intensity of the lesions. Conservative measures are advisable before surgery.

  13. Necrolytic migratory erythema and pancreatic glucagonoma.

    Rodríguez, Gerzaín; Vargas, Elga; Abaúnza, Claudia; Cáceres, Sergio


    Necrolytic migratory erythema is a rare paraneoplastic dermatosis that may be the first clinical manifestation of the glucagonoma syndrome, a disorder characterized by mucocutaneous rash, glucose intolerance, hypoaminoacidemia, hyperglucagonaemia and pancreatic glucagonoma. The clinical case of a 45-year-old woman is presented. She had been experiencing weight loss, polydipsia, polyphagia, postprandial emesis, excessive hair loss and abdominal pain for two months. Erythematous, scaly and migratory plaques with 20 days of evolution were found on her trunk, perineum, elbows, hands, feet, inframammary and antecubital folds. The skin biopsy revealed noticeable vacuolar changes in high epidermal cells, extensive necrosis and thin orthokeratotic cornified layer. These findings pointed to a diagnosis of necrolytic migratory erythema. A suggestion was made to investigate a pancreatic glucagonoma. Laboratory tests showed moderate anemia, hyperglycemia and marked hyperglucagonaemia. Abdominal ultrasound revealed a mass in the tail of the pancreas measuring 6 x 5 x 5 cm which was resected. The histopathological findings were compatible with a diagnosis of glucagonoma, as confirmed by immunohistochemistry. Skin symptoms disappeared 10 days after the tumor resection. We can conclude that the histological changes defined may be clues that can lead the search for a distant skin disease and allow for its diagnosis. The histological pattern of vacuolation and epidermal necrosis should arouse suspicion of pancreatic glucagonoma.

  14. 中颅窝沟通性软骨母细胞瘤1例及文献复习%Chondroblastoma of the temporal bone invading the middle cranial fossa and infratemporal fossa (One case report and literature review

    马杰科; 刘劲松; 吕扬成; 吴宇平; 王光辉; 朱江


    目的 报道1例中颅窝沟通性软骨母细胞瘤,结合相关文献对该类肿瘤的诊断和治疗进行复习.方法 分析我科收治1例中颅窝沟通性软骨母细胞瘤的临床特征及治疗方法,并搜索MEDLINE数据库对所有颞骨软骨母细胞瘤相关文献有关治疗方法及术后并发症等进行分析.结果 本例患者肿瘤位于中颅窝,向颅内外沟通性生长,采用颞下颧弓入路手术切除,术后给予残留肿瘤立体定向放疗.随访1年,患者症状改善,无术后并发症.结论 对颅底沟通性软骨母细胞瘤手术为主要治疗方案,对残余肿瘤可采用伽玛刀等综合治疗.

  15. Functional Outcome After Antegrade Femoral Nailing : A Comparison of Trochanteric Fossa Versus Tip of Greater Trochanter Entry Point

    Moein, Chloe Ansari; ten Duis, Henk-Jan; Oey, Liam; de Kort, Gerard; van der Meulen, Wout; Vermeulen, Karin; van der Werken, Christiaan


    Objectives: This study was performed to explore the relationship between entry point-related soft tissue damage in antegrade femoral nailing and the functional outcome in patients with a proximal third femoral shaft fracture. Design: Retrospective clinical trial. Setting: Level I university trauma c

  16. Unusual Ventilatory Response to Exercise in Patient with Arnold-Chiari Type 1 Malformation after Posterior Fossa Decompression

    Keely Smith


    Full Text Available We present a case of a 17-year-old Hispanic male with Arnold-Chiari Type 1 [AC-Type 1] with syringomyelia, status post decompression, who complains of exercise intolerance, headaches, and fatigue with exertion. The patient was found to have diurnal hypercapnia and nocturnal alveolar hypoventilation. Cardiopulmonary testing revealed blunting of the ventilatory response to the rise in carbon dioxide (CO2 resulting in failure of the parallel correlation between increased CO2 levels and ventilation; the expected vertical relationship between PETCO2 and minute ventilation during exercise was replaced with an almost horizontal relationship. No new pathology of the brainstem was discovered by MRI or neurological evaluation to explain this phenomenon. The patient was placed on continuous noninvasive open ventilation (NIOV during the day and CPAP at night for a period of 6 months. His pCO2 level decreased to normal limits and his symptoms improved; specifically, he experienced less headaches and fatigue during exercise. In this report, we describe the abnormal response to exercise that patients with AC-Type 1 could potentially experience, even after decompression, characterized by the impairment of ventilator response to hypercapnia during exertion, reflecting a complete loss of chemical influence on breathing with no evidence of abnormality in the corticospinal pathway.

  17. Remote multiple intracranial hemorrhage in multiple metastatic lung adenocarcinoma following decompression of posterior fossa lesion: Unknown cause

    Subhas Konar


    Full Text Available Cerebral metastasis can present with hemorrhage. However, multiple hemorrhages in metastatic lesions following surgical decompression of a single lesion are never reported. We report a case of cerebral metastasis from lung cancer that developed multiple hemorrhages in supratentorial metastatic lesions following surgical resection of an infratentorial lesion.

  18. Giant posterior fossa mature teratoma with adjacent subacute haematoma, compressive on the brainstem, with acute hydrocephalus. Case report

    Balasa D.


    Full Text Available Mature teratoma of the vermis is a rare entity in neurosurgical adulthood pathology. We present the case of a 65 years old patient, admited as an emergency for intense headache (VAS 8/10, nausea, vomiting, gait ataxia, orizontal nistagmus, dismetria, disdiadocokinezia, predominant on the left side, long tracts signs, predominant on the left side. Native and contrast CT and MRI scan of the head revealed a tumoral lesion, in the vermian, paravermian and in the fourth ventricle, with the aspect of a teratoma with intratumoral subacute haemorrhage including a giant lesion 5,5/5/4,5 cm, compressive on mesencephalon, and with suprajacent acute internal hidrocephalus. Emergency neurosurgery was performed (occipital infratentorial craniectomy, microneurosurgical total tumoral resection and haematoma evacuation. Postoperative, the patient recovered progressivelly , subtotal neo and arhicerebellar symptoms. The motor long tract signs recovered slower and persisted incomplete.

  19. Evaluation of Right Iliac Fossa Pain with Reference to Alvarado Score – Can We Prevent Unnecessary Appendicectomies?

    P. D. Gurav


    Full Text Available Background: Appendicectomy for acute appen-dicitis is the most common surgical cause ofemergency laparotomy throughout the world.Acute appendicitis is a clinical diagnosis; theaccuracy of clinical examination has been re-ported from 71 to 97% and varies greatly de-pending upon the experience of the examiner.The treatment being surgical, negative appen-dicectomy rates are high. Aim and Objective:Present study was conducted to evaluateAlvarado Scoring system for diagnosis of acuteappendicitis and its co-relation by histopathol-ogy. Material and Methods: Prospective studyof consecutive patients admitted with suspectedacute appendicitis during the period of July2011 to December 2012 was undertaken.Alvarado Score of each patient was calculated.Out of 130, 95 patients had histologicallyproven acute appendicitis. Reliability of scor-ing system was assessed by calculating posi-tive predictive value and negative appendicec-tomy rate. Results and Conclusion: The posi-tive predictive value was 88.37% and negativeappendicectomy rate was 11.63% (with respectto Alvarado score > 7. Alvarado Scoring sys-tem is easy, simple, cheap, useful tool in pre-operative diagnosis of acute appendicitis.

  20. Unusual Ventilatory Response to Exercise in Patient with Arnold-Chiari Type 1 Malformation after Posterior Fossa Decompression

    Smith, Keely; Gomez-Rubio, Ana M.; Harris, Tomika S.; Brooks, Lauren E.


    We present a case of a 17-year-old Hispanic male with Arnold-Chiari Type 1 [AC-Type 1] with syringomyelia, status post decompression, who complains of exercise intolerance, headaches, and fatigue with exertion. The patient was found to have diurnal hypercapnia and nocturnal alveolar hypoventilation. Cardiopulmonary testing revealed blunting of the ventilatory response to the rise in carbon dioxide (CO2) resulting in failure of the parallel correlation between increased CO2 levels and ventilation; the expected vertical relationship between PETCO2 and minute ventilation during exercise was replaced with an almost horizontal relationship. No new pathology of the brainstem was discovered by MRI or neurological evaluation to explain this phenomenon. The patient was placed on continuous noninvasive open ventilation (NIOV) during the day and CPAP at night for a period of 6 months. His pCO2 level decreased to normal limits and his symptoms improved; specifically, he experienced less headaches and fatigue during exercise. In this report, we describe the abnormal response to exercise that patients with AC-Type 1 could potentially experience, even after decompression, characterized by the impairment of ventilator response to hypercapnia during exertion, reflecting a complete loss of chemical influence on breathing with no evidence of abnormality in the corticospinal pathway. PMID:27418995

  1. Craniectomy for a bilobed dermoid cyst in the temporal fossa and greater wing of the sphenoid bone.

    Nevrekar, Dipti; Abdu, Emun; Selden, Nathan R


    Dermoid cysts are common periorbital lesions. They usually occur near the superolateral orbital rim, indenting but not extending within the bony outer table. We present an unusual case of a dumbbell-shaped dermoid cyst underlying the temporalis muscle with extension into the lateral wing of the greater sphenoid bone, approaching the optic canal. The cyst was successfully removed en bloc via a small skull base craniectomy without spillage of cyst contents. The patient recovered well without neurological or visual sequelae.

  2. Restudy of Rashōmonof Ryūnosuke Akutagawa%芥川龙之介的《罗生门》再考

    李奇术; 孙英; 姜凌


    Ryūnosuke Akutagawa was a Japanese writer active in the Taishō period in Japan .Many of his early life work focuses on historical themes with fantastic novel story and strange idea .And the refined language in cold style with a unique way bares the evil of ugly humanity and individualism of the society . The frustration and despair of human and inevitable fatal decision are discussed with the background of social history and characters ,and the philosophical meditation of the life itself and survey of the humani-ty are dissected in the paper .Therefore ,the microcosm of society could be surveyed by the reader ,and the highly artistic of the profundity content ,technique of expression ,description of style ,and using the past to disparage the present are appreciated .%日本文学新思潮派的代表人物---小说家芥川龙之介,早期作品多为历史题材,情节离奇新颖、构思奇特,常以语言精炼、冷峻讽刺的文笔和出奇制胜、简洁幽默的语言揭露人性的丑陋、利己主义的罪恶以及社会的丑恶现象。试图以《罗生门》的人物场景、社会历史为背景,探讨人的无奈与绝望、无可回避的生死抉择,剖析芥川龙之介对生命本身的哲理性思考和对人性的高度审视。从而窥视当时的社会缩影、赏析小说内容的深度、表现技巧、描写风格和借古讽今的高度艺术性。

  3. The Conversational style Analsis of "A Rash of Travel"%《一次轻率的旅行》的会话文体分析



    The paper concentrates on the study of Katherine Mansfield's An Indiscreet Journey from the perspective of speech act theory and cooperative principle to elucidate the theme of the story, discussing the effects of the First World War on Mansfield, even on the European people, revealing the author's attitude towards the war.%《一次轻率的旅行》是曼斯菲尔德唯一的一篇直接描述战争的作品。文章从文学文体学角度,用言语行为理论和合作原则来分析小说的对话,从而解读小说的主题内容,探讨战争对曼斯菲尔德本人,甚至对欧洲人民生活的一些影响,揭示作者对战争的看法。

  4. Clinical Study on the Chroic Nettle Rash with Triprolidine Hcl%盐酸曲普利啶治疗慢性荨麻疹临床观察



    为探讨盐酸曲普利啶治疗慢性荨麻疹的疗效,将6 0例慢性荨麻疹患者,随机分为两组,盐酸曲普利啶治疗组30例及特非那丁组30例,结果两组间有显著性差异,为新一代组胺H1受体拮抗剂-盐酸曲普利啶的临床应用提供了一定的理论依据.

  5. To successful professional managers: Not to start up your business rashly%成功经理人请慎言创业



    @@ 放眼中外,当今那些频登富豪榜的老板中,都不乏学历羞涩者.这引得一些职业成功人士既眼羡,又不服,认为自己的资质、素养、背景比他们不知道好多少倍,再找出那些老板的种种不专业做法,于是认为自己若创业肯定比他们做得好,并果真在职场受挫时毅然创业(本文称之为"后发创业").然而,他们历尽千辛万苦,不仅大多成不了富翁,反而往往颗粒无收、负债累累,最终归于对月慨叹自己时运不佳.但事实果真罪在机遇吗?

  6. Dermatitis irritativa del pañal: Tratamiento local con productos barrera y calidad de vida Diaper rash: Local treatment with barrier products and quality of life

    Justo Rueda López


    Full Text Available Los trastornos cutáneos son derivados, en la mayoría de las ocasiones, de agresiones continuas por elementos externos que tiene como respuesta reacciones como la pérdida de lípidos epidérmicos por efecto de la humedad, cambios en el pH cutáneo (alcalinización y aumento del coeficiente de fricción (denudación junto al desequilibrio de la flora saprofita de la piel, que se traducen en procesos irritativos y en un aumento de la infecciones fúngicas y bacterianas en la zona expuesta a humedad. Dada la importancia de evaluar la calidad de vida de los pacientes con dermatitis que son tratados con productos barrera no irritantes (PBNI se ha desarrollado un estudio multicéntrico, con el objetivo de evaluar los aspectos relacionados con la mejora en la calidad de cuidados a pacientes tratados con Cavilon® que presentaban dermatitis por incontinencia mediante la escala ESCLI. Los pacientes incluidos en el estudio fueron 25. Los resultados muestran una mejora importante de los aspectos evaluados mediante la escala ESCLI sobre la evolución de la dermatitis. Esta escala valora aspectos como el área afectada por el enrojecimiento y la severidad, presentan una reversión del 47% de los casos. La denudación de la piel en la zona del pañal desaparece en el 56% de los casos y la severidad de la denudación que presenta una mejoría del 47%. La valoración del dolor en la zona de incontinencia se reduce en un 76% en la zona de incontinencia y en un 73% al realizar la limpieza de la zona. Las conclusiones del presente estudio ponen de manifiesto que la aplicación de productos formadores de una película barrera no irritante (PBNI en los pacientes que presentan dermatitis por incontinencia representa una alternativa a los tratamientos convencionales como son las cremas o ungüentos de óxido de cinc o pastas al agua. La reversión y reducción de la dermatitis es un aspecto que presenta una mejoría importante. Los resultados obtenidos que podemos relacionar con la calidad de vida o más concretamente con la mejora del dolor son destacables.The skin disorders are derived in most cases continuous injuries by external factors that have how responses the loss of epidermal lipids by the effect of moisture, derived of changes in skin pH (alkalinization, an increased coefficient of friction (denudation and the imbalance of the saprophytic flora of the skin, give how a result an increase to the irritative processes and the fungal and bacterian infections in the area exposed to moisture. Given the importance of assessing the quality of life of patients with dermatitis who are treated with No Sting Barrier Film (NSBF CavilonTM has developed a multicenter study, in order to evaluate the related to improving the quality of care that patients Incontinence Dermatitis with ESCLI scale. Patients included in the study were 25. The results show a significant improvement aspects ESCLI assessed by the scale of the evolution of the dermatitis. This scale assesses aspects such as the area affected by the redness and severity. Show a reversal 47% of cases. The denudation of the skin in the diaper area disappears in 56% of cases and the severity of the denudation which has a 47% improvement. The assessment of pain in the area of incontinence, is reduced by 76% in the area of incontinence and a 73% when cleaning the area. The findings of this study prove indicates that the application of forming products of a No Sting Barrier Film (NSBF in patients with incontinence dermatitis is an alternative to conventional treatments such as creams or ointments or zinc oxide paste water. The reversal and reduction of dermatitis is an aspect that has improved important. The results that we can relate to quality of life or longer specifically with the improvement of pain are significant.

  7. Review-Essay: Something Rich and Strange

    Bjerre, Thomas Ærvold


    Review-essay of The Ron Rash Reader (2014), ed. Randall Wilhelm and John Lang's Understanding Ron Rash (2014).......Review-essay of The Ron Rash Reader (2014), ed. Randall Wilhelm and John Lang's Understanding Ron Rash (2014)....

  8. Removal of Infected Maxillary Third Molar from the Infra-temporal Fossa by Caldwell Luc Procedure - Rare Case Report with Literature Review

    Srivastava, Ram Kumar; Saxena, Anurag; Khanna, Ruchika; Ali, Iqbal


    Dentigerous or follicular cysts of odontogenic origin are innocuous benign cysts that are often linked with the crowns of permanent teeth. A dentigerous cyst circumventing permanent teeth fails to erupt and is often displaced into ectopic positions in the upper and lower jaw in the maxillofacial region. In the maxilla or upper jaw region, the impacted teeth are often displaced and/or shift into the maxillary sinus and apart from the nasal septum, mandibular condyle, coronoid process and the palate, to harbour such ectopic eruptions of teeth. We report a rare case of an impacted left third molar of maxilla, associated with dentigerous cyst. The impacted tooth was embedded in the anterosuperior part of the infratemporal space. The cyst along with the tooth was removed using a modified Caldwell Luc incision.

  9. Irinotecan Plus S-1 Followed by Hepatectomy for a Patient with Initially Unresectable Colorectal Liver Metastases, Who Showed Severe Drug Rash with Oxaliplatin Plus 5-FU and Leucovorin (FOLFOX

    Hiroyuki Komori


    Full Text Available For unresectable colorectal liver metastases (CRLM, hepatic resection with or without chemotherapy is the only curative treatment that sufficiently achieves long-term survival. However, occasional severe allergic responses to anticancer drugs necessitate treatment discontinuation. A 45-year-old woman presented with metachronous unresectable colorectal liver metastases. Chemotherapy with oxaliplatin plus 5-FU and leucovorin (FOLFOX was initiated, but severe allergic dermatitis developed after the second cycle. Although she reported no prior history of adverse reactions to tegafur-uracil, a drug lymphocyte stimulation test showed an allergic response to 5-FU. We subsequently replaced with Irinotecan plus S-1 (IRIS chemotherapy which was well tolerated and resulted in a partial response after 3 cycles. As a result, right trisectionectomy was successfully performed and no recurrence was detected in the following 3 years. A severe allergic reaction to intravenous 5-FU-containing drug regimens can be successfully alleviated by switching to S-1-containing regimens such as IRIS or S-1 plus oxaliplatin (SOX.


    Liz Lezcano


    Full Text Available Reacción adversa a medicamentos (RAM es definida por la OMS como cualquier respuesta a un medicamento, que sea nociva e inesperada, que ocurre a dosis normalmente utilizadas en el ser humano para profilaxis, diagnóstico, terapia de enfermedad o para modificación de la función fisiológica. Cuando RAM compromete a la piel se denomina farmacodermia, dermatosis medicamentosa o toxicodermia, la cual ocurre en el 1% de pacientes ambulatorios y 2-5 % de pacientes hospitalizados. La OMS acepta que el 2% de todas las reacciones adversas a fármacos (RAM son severas (Farmacodermia grave=FG. Son más frecuentes en mujeres, ancianos y pacientes con SIDA. La mayoría de las farmacodermias son leves, pero éstas pueden de inicio ser reacciones severas. 1 de cada 1.000 pacientes hospitalizados sufre una FG, dentro de las cuales se incluyen al síndrome de Stevens Johnson (SSJ y la Necrolisis Epidérmica Tóxica (NET. El Síndrome de Stevens Johnson (SSJ y la Necrolisis Epidérmica Tóxica (NET son reacciones cutáneas graves, con un potencial de morbilidad y mortalidad elevadas, ocurre en 0.4-2 casos por millón de habitantes por año para el SSJ y para la NET en 1.2-6.0 casos millón de habitantes por año. Se presenta en pacientes de todas las edades, razas y sexo. Estas patologías constituyen una verdadera emergencia dermatológica, donde su cuidado y manejo deben ser multidisciplinarios.

  11. 针炙治疗胆碱能性荨麻疹 (遇热型)一例%The needle roasts the treatment choline to be able the nettle rash (to meet heat) an example




  12. Imidazole Si Ding treats the chronic nettle rash the curative effect to observe%咪唑斯叮治疗慢性荨麻疹的疗效观察

    欧健梅; 孙澍彬; 赖惠雯



  13. 中西医结合治疗寒冷性荨麻疹104例疗效观察%104 Cases with Cold Nettle Rash Treated with Combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine

    邵冰; 李金龙


    目的观察中西医结合治疗寒冷性荨麻疹的疗效.方法 104例患者随机分为甲组和乙组(治疗组和对照组),治疗组采用中西医结合治疗,乙组采用西医治疗.结果治疗组的疗效显著高于对照组.结论采用中西医结合方法治疗寒冷性荨麻疹疗效较好,值得推广.

  14. Chinese native medicine treatment chronic nettle rash 120 example curative effects observe%中药治疗慢性荨麻疹120例疗效观察




  15. Eritema infeccioso: un exantema infantil a considerar en la práctica diaria Fifth disease or infectious erythema: a childhood rash to consider in the daily medical practice

    AD Pérez-Elizondo

    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de un escolar con febrícula y leve ataque del estado general, quien desarrolla una erupción maculosa en mejillas, pocos días después un exantema en "encaje" o reticulado en tronco posterior y parte proximal de extremidades inferiores, compatible con la quinta enfermedad y confirmado por la morfología lesional característica y la inmuno-serología (IgM.We present a five years old child with a mild fever and malaise, a maculoedematous eruption on cheeks and a "lace" exanthema located on posterior aspect of the trunk and lower limbs, developed after a few days. A fifth disease was diagnosticated based on characteristic morphological presentation and immunoserological studies.

  16. Two methods of treatment for drug targeting induced acne-like rash on the face%两种方法治疗靶向药物所致面部痤疮样皮疹的研究

    宋西娟; 来纯云


    目的 观察呋喃西林面膜湿敷对老年肺癌患者口服靶向药物过程中并发面部痤疮样皮疹的疗效.方法 2008年3月~2011年5月老年病房中服用靶向药物过程中并发痤疮样皮疹的23例非小细胞肺癌患者,随机分成两组,分别给予呋喃西林面膜湿敷或对症处理,观察各组的疗效.结果 呋喃西林面膜湿敷组的总有效率为100.00%,治愈率为45.4%;对照组的总有效率为50.00%,治愈率为8.33%.两组比较差异有高度统计学意义(P < 0.01).结论 呋喃西林面膜湿敷对肺癌靶向治疗并发痤疮样皮疹患者具有较好的疗效.

  17. Application of bone grafting in glenoid fossa to improve the stability of Biomet fossa prosthesis in 8 consecutive cases%关节窝植骨增加标准型人工颞下颌关节窝假体稳定性的效果评价

    白果; 杨驰; 何冬梅; 张晓虎; 陈敏洁


    目的:为提高标准型人工颞下颌关节窝假体植入的稳定性,进行关节窝植骨并评价其应用效果.方法:2013年11月-2014年2月间收治的经计算机辅助测量设计并进行人工关节置换的8例患者,采用关节窝植骨代替关节窝骨磨削的方法进行手术技术改进,通过计算假体的骨接触面积,评价植骨法对提高关节窝假体植入稳定性的作用.植骨术后CT模拟测量评价假体骨接触面积变化,评价其稳定性,并利用SPSS 19.0软件包中的配对t检验评价是否有统计学差异.结果:采用关节窝植骨法假体术中就位稳定,术后CT测量显示,关节窝假体的骨接触面积比磨骨法增加34.85% (P<0.05).结论:关节窝植骨可以显著提高人工关节窝假体的稳定性.

  18. Squamous Cell Carcinoma Developing in a Cutaneous Lichen Planus Lesion: A Rare Case

    Saptarshi Ghosh


    Full Text Available Lichen planus is a benign disorder characterized by an itchy, noninfectious skin rash. Though lichen planus is a common papulosquamous disorder affecting about 1-2% of the population, neoplastic transformation of cutaneous lichen planus lesions occurs very rarely and should be borne in mind while treating nonhealing longstanding lesions of lichen planus. Studies suggest an estimated 0.3–3% risk of malignancy in patients with oral lichen planus, however, cutaneous lichen planus does not carry an increased risk of malignant degeneration. We present a case of a 36-year-old male with a 10-year-long history of hypertrophic lichen planus who presented with a nonhealing ulcer in the left popliteal fossa. The patient underwent wide local excision with superficial skin grafting. Postoperative histopathological examination revealed verrucous squamous cell carcinoma complicating lichen planus. In view of underlying structure involvement, adjuvant radiation therapy was given. This case is being reported to emphasize the infrequent possibility of development of malignancy in cutaneous lichen planus, especially if it presents as a longstanding, nonhealing, itchy lesion with patchy areas of depigmentation in the lower limbs.

  19. Squamous cell carcinoma developing in a cutaneous lichen planus lesion: a rare case.

    Ghosh, Saptarshi; Kotne, Sivasankar; Ananda Rao, P B; Turlapati, S P V; Kumar Soren, Dillip


    Lichen planus is a benign disorder characterized by an itchy, noninfectious skin rash. Though lichen planus is a common papulosquamous disorder affecting about 1-2% of the population, neoplastic transformation of cutaneous lichen planus lesions occurs very rarely and should be borne in mind while treating nonhealing longstanding lesions of lichen planus. Studies suggest an estimated 0.3-3% risk of malignancy in patients with oral lichen planus, however, cutaneous lichen planus does not carry an increased risk of malignant degeneration. We present a case of a 36-year-old male with a 10-year-long history of hypertrophic lichen planus who presented with a nonhealing ulcer in the left popliteal fossa. The patient underwent wide local excision with superficial skin grafting. Postoperative histopathological examination revealed verrucous squamous cell carcinoma complicating lichen planus. In view of underlying structure involvement, adjuvant radiation therapy was given. This case is being reported to emphasize the infrequent possibility of development of malignancy in cutaneous lichen planus, especially if it presents as a longstanding, nonhealing, itchy lesion with patchy areas of depigmentation in the lower limbs.

  20. Adubação do milho: IX - Ensaio com lôdo de fossas sépticas "OMS" Fertilizer experiments with corn: IX - Trial with dried sewage sludge

    G. P. Viégas


    Full Text Available No presente artigo os autores apresentam os resultados de um ensaio conduzido em terra roxa misturada, na Estação Experimental Central, Campinas, para estudar o efeito, na cultura do milho, do adubo OMS completado ou não com fósforo e potássio. O adubo OMS é um pó resultante da decantação, em tanques sépticos, do material de esgotos das cidades, contendo aproximadamente 10% de umidade, 45% de matéria orgânica, 2,5% de N, 0,7% de P2O5 e 0,2% de K2O. O ensaio constou de 16 tratamentos compreendendo tôdas as combinações de: 1 0, 2,5, 5 e 10 t/ha de adubo OMS; 2 0 e 80 kg/ha de P2O5 na forma de farinha de ossos e 3 0 e 50 kg/ha de K.,0 na forma de cinzas de café (que também forneceram 20 kg/ha de P2O5. Os adubos foram empregados somente no primeiro ano, 1943-44, mas o ensaio foi conduzido durante três anos. O efeito do fósforo foi muito pequeno (provavelmente porque a terra havia sido adubada com adubos fosfatados nas culturas anteriores ao ensaio, ao passo que o potássio aumentou extraordinariamente a produção no primeiro ano e teve magnífico efeito residual nos dois anos seguintes. O efeito do adubo OMS foi pequeno na ausência do potássio, mas elevou-se substancialmente na presença dêsse nutriente. As doses de 5 e 10 t/ha deram resultados satisfatórios; contudo, aumentaram relativamente mais a produção de colmos que a de grãos. O efeito do nitrogênio de OMS foi rápido, mas aparentemente pouco duradouro. Para melhor aproveitamento do seu nitrogênio, a aplicação do adubo OMS deveria ser feita com freqüência (talvez anualmente e em doses moderadas, completadas, conforme a terra, com fósforo e potássio.This paper reports the results of an experiment conducted in "terra roxa misturada" soil at the Central Experiment Station, Campinas, to study mainly the effect of dried sewage sludge as a fertilizer for corn. The product contained approximately 10% water, 45% organic matter, 2.5% N, 0.7% P2O5, and 0.2% K2O and was used at the dosages of 2.5, 5 and 10 metric tons to the hectare, either alone or supplementd with phosphorus (bone meal, potassium (coffee beans ash, or both. All the fertilizers were applied only in the first year, 1943-44, but corn was planted in the same plots for three consecutive yars. The yield increase due to phosphorus was small, apparently because the area used for the experiment had been fertilized with phosphates in the previous crops. Potassium increased considerably the yield in the first year and showed excellent residual effect in the two succeeding years. In the absence of potash the sludge product acted poorly, but in the presence of that nutrient its effect increased appreciably. The 5 and 10 tons rates gave satisfactory results; however, they increased comparatively more the production of stover than the grain yield. The nitrogen of the sludge product acts fairly quickly, but apparently little of it remains in the soil for the succeeding crops. For better utilization of its nitrogen, the sludge product should be applied frequently (perhaps annually and at moderate rates, supplemented with potash and phosphate, according to the soil.

  1. 两种手术方式在先天性梨状窝瘘管诊治中的应用%The application of two surgical methods in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital piriform fossa fistula

    曹华; 乾恩乐; 路武豪; 桑建中


    目的:比较两种手术方式在先天性梨状窝瘘管诊治中的应用,为临床医生提供更多经验.方法:对2010年1月至2012年12月我科收治的6例先天性梨状窝瘘管的临床资料进行分析,男4例,女2例,年龄8~ 30岁.入院控制感染后,2例行内窥镜下烧灼法、4例行颈外进路开放性手术治疗.结果:6例患者均治愈,并术后随访5 ~ 20月,未复发.结论:两种手术方式各有利弊,根据食道钡透、颈部CT及临床症状权衡后选取.

  2. ChiariⅠ型畸形合并脊髓空洞症的外科治疗探讨%Craniovertebral decompression and posterior fossa reconstruction treatment of Chiari syringomyelia complex

    汪阳; 洪涛


    目的 探讨颈枕区减压和后颅窝重建术治疗ChiariⅠ型(chiari malformation typeⅠ,CMⅠ)畸形合并脊髓空洞症(syringomyelia,SM)的疗效.方法 对1998-2004年收治的69例患者,采取颈枕区减压和后颅窝重建术治疗.结果 术后58例获得随访,症状改善47例(81%),稳定7例(12%),恶化4例(7%),无手术死亡;MRI复查脊髓空洞有不同程度缩小,部分枕大池解剖恢复.结论 对CMⅠ合并SM患者,行颈枕区减压和后颅窝重建术,可以阻止病情发展,手术效果肯定,但要长期随访.

  3. Campbell肘后入路鹰嘴窝钢板内固定治疗肱骨髁间骨折%Olecranon fossa Plate for the surgical treatment of intereondylar fracture of humerus through Campbell's posterior approach of elbow

    付三清; 蒋国安; 彭科武; 高伟; 曾军



  4. The MRI Volumetry of Posterior Fossa and Trigeminal Nerve in Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia%后颅窝及三叉神经体积与三叉神经痛之间的相关性研究

    姜梅; 石鑫; 沈比先; 高德宏; 肖虎; 高慧; 张凯


    目的 探讨后颅窝及三叉神经体积与三叉神经痛之间的相关性,阐明原发性三叉神经痛的可能发病机制.方法 26例原发性三叉神经痛患者(病例组)和20名健康志愿者(对照组)入选本研究,采用3D-MRI容量分析法分别测量上述样本的后颅窝体积及双侧三叉神经体积,统计分析两组样本的后颅窝体积、患侧及健侧三叉神经体积差异.结果 病例组及对照组的后颅窝体积分别为(142.9±14.5)cm3、(161.7±15.1)cm3,t检验显示二者之间差异有统计学意义(t=2.106,P<0.05);患侧和健侧的三叉神经体积分别为(0.057±0.032) cm3、(0.068±0.018) cm3,二者之间差异亦有统计学意义(t=2.3263,P<0.05).但对照组双侧三叉神经体积的比较差异无统计学意义(t=1.2753,P>0.05).结论 后颅窝体积及三叉神经体积的缩小与原发性三叉神经痛之间可能存在一定的相关性,测量后颅窝及三叉神经的体积可以为临床解释三叉神经痛提供一定的依据.

  5. Decompression of posterior cranial fossa with duraplasty in the treatment of Arnod - Chiari malformation%后颅凹减压加硬膜扩大修补治疗Chiari畸形

    王斌; 丁伟; 刘晓辉


    目的 探讨后颅凹减压加硬脑膜扩大修补治疗Chiari畸形,并观察疗效.方法 对9例Chiari畸形病人采用后颅凹减压,然后取人工硬膜或阔筋膜扩大修补硬膜方法.结果 8例病人症状明显缓解,1例无明显改善.结论 采用该方法可有效缓解Chiari畸形病人的临床症状.

  6. Oxygen Transport Characterization of a Human Model of Progressive Hemorrhage


    from skin pigment and fat . Muscle SO2 and pH were calculated from the corrected spectra using previously determined algorithms.18,19 Data were...oxygen saturation (SvO2) from the antecubital vein was used to determine OER for the forearm since it was considered amajor source of venous effluent

  7. Sampling site matters when counting lymphocyte subpopulations.

    Benson Ogunjimi

    Full Text Available Clinical and scientific work routinely relies on antecubital venipunctures for hematological, immunological or other analyses on blood. This study tested the hypothesis that antecubital veins can be considered to be a good proxy for other sampling sites. Using a hematocytometer and a flow cytometer, we analyzed the cell counts from samples coming from the radial artery, the dorsal hand veins and the antecubital veins from 18 volunteers. Most surprisingly, we identified the greatest difference not to exist between arterial and venous circulation, but between the distal (radial artery & dorsal hand veins and proximal (antecubital veins sampling sites. Naïve T cells had a higher cell count distally compared to proximally and the reverse was true for effector memory T cells. Despite these differences there were high correlations between the different sampling sites, which partially supports our initial hypothesis. Our findings are crucial for the future design and interpretation of immunological research, and for clinical practice. Furthermore, our results suggest a role for interval lymph nodes in the trafficking of lymphocytes.

  8. Osteogenesis imperfecta with joint contractures: Bruck syndrome

    Blacksin, M.F. [Department of Radiology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 150 Bergen St., Rm. C320, Newark, NJ 07103-2426 (United States); Pletcher, B.A. [Center for Human and Molecular Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey (United States); David, M. [Department of Radiology, Newark-Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, New Jersey (United States)


    We describe an Egyptian boy with osteogenesis imperfecta who was born with thumb contractures and bilateral antecubital pterygia. He was seen at 16 months of age with femur and tibial fractures, thoracic vertebral compression fractures, scoliosis and Wormian bones. The findings are consistent with a diagnosis of Bruck syndrome. (orig.) With 1 fig., 5 refs.

  9. Are Bicipital Synovial Cysts in Children with Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis still a Significant Clinical Challenge?

    Kyvsgaard, Nini; Herlin, Troels


    BACKGROUND: Large synovial cysts are rarely seen in juvenile idiopathic arthritis. When they do appear, they usually appear in the popliteal space (Baker’s cyst). Less commonly, they occur in the antecubital area or as bicipital synovial cysts. Bicipital synovial cysts present as a sudden...

  10. Platelet Activation after Presyncope by Lower Body Negative Pressure in Humans


    nonprescription (e.g., caffeine ) drugs for 24 h before the study. LBNP Procedure Each subject was instrumented with a 21-gauge needle in an antecubital...collected in tubes with reduced glutathione to minimize catecholamine oxidative degradation. Epinephrine and norepinephrine concentrations were...epinephrine and norepinephrine concentrations . Plasma arginine vasopressin was measured by radioimmunoassay after extraction using C18 cartridges

  11. Evaluation of the adverse reactions of antiretroviral drug regimens in a tertiary care hospital

    Zahoor A Rather


    Conclusion: The most common adverse effects associated with currently used ART regimens are anemia, hepatic toxicity, itching, skin rash, elevated triglycerides, and peripheral neuropathy. Gender differences were seen mainly with skin rash, which was significantly more in females.

  12. Poison ivy on the leg (image)

    This is a typical early appearance of a poison ivy rash, located on the leg. These early lesions ... line where the skin has brushed against the poison ivy plant. The rash is caused by skin contact ...

  13. "'The Natural World Is the Most Universal of Languages'

    Bjerre, Thomas Ærvold


    Interview med den amerikanske forfatter Ron Rash. Rash taler bl.a. om de forskellige temaer i sine værker, om forholdet til naturen, og regionale fordomme i USA og om sine skrivevaner. Udgivelsesdato: Winter...

  14. Disease: H00285 [KEGG MEDICUS

    Full Text Available ch is presented with triad of juvenile-onset granulomatous arthritis, uveitis, and skin rashes. Inflammation...u EB Familial granulomatous arthritis, iritis, and rash. J Pediatr 107:689-93 (19

  15. Use of a Bone Graft Drill Harvester to Create the Fenestration During Arthroscopic Ulnohumeral Arthroplasty.

    Wijeratna, Malin D; Ek, Eugene T; Hoy, Gregory A; Chehata, Ash


    The Outerbridge-Kashiwagi procedure, or ulnohumeral arthroplasty, was described in 1978 as a method of treating elbow arthritis by creating a fenestration in the olecranon fossa. This fenestration diminishes the likelihood of recurrent spurs in the olecranon fossa and coronoid fossa, without loss of structural bony strength. Arthroscopic techniques have now been developed to perform this procedure. We describe an efficient method of creating the fenestration between the olecranon fossa and coronoid fossa during an arthroscopic ulnohumeral arthroplasty, or Outerbridge-Kashiwagi procedure, that also reduces the amount of residual bone debris produced during the resection.

  16. Chikungunya fever presenting with protracted severe pruritus.

    Cunha, Burke A; Leonichev, Victoria B; Raza, Muhammad


    Travelers returning from the tropics often present with rash/fever. Those with rash/fever and myalgias/arthralgias are most likely due to chikungunya fever, dengue fever, or Zika virus. In these arthropod viral transmitted infections, the rash may be pruritic. The case presented here is that of chikungunya fever remarkable for the intensity and duration of her pruritis.

  17. 慢性特发性荨麻疹的临床诊治、疗效及经济价值分析%The chronicity sends the nettle rash clinical diagnosis,the curative effect and the economic value analysis especially

    冷静; 姜关波



  18. 多联药物联合治疗92例顽固性慢性荨麻疹临床观察%Much couplet medicine allies self with the clinical observation curing chronic nettle-rash of 92 examples obstinate



    目的:评价盐酸西替利嗪片,西咪替丁片,安茶碱片,赛庚定片联合治疗顽固性慢性荨麻疹临床疗效..方法: 四联药物按常规口服,3个月为一疗程,一疗程后评价临床疗效.结果: 治疗有效率100%,其中治愈58例,占63.04,显效18例.结论:四联药物疗效稳定, 可有效地控制慢性荨麻疹的风团大小、风团数量及瘙痒症状.

  19. 曲普利啶、雷尼替丁和克拉霉素联合治疗慢性荨麻疹疗效观察%Clinical study on the chroic nettle rash treated with triprolidine hcl,ranitidin and clarithromycin

    黄德顺; 廉翠红; 刘恩让


    目的 观察曲普利啶加雷尼替丁和克拉霉素联合治疗慢性荨麻疹的疗效.方法 将门诊确诊为慢性荨麻疹的患者随机分为2组:治疗组76例(口服曲普利啶、雷尼替丁和克拉霉素)和对照组76例(口服曲普利啶).疗程为四周,停药一周后随诊观察疗效.结果 治疗组的治愈率为64.5%,总有效率为94.7%;对照组的治愈率为30.3%,总有效率为84.2%;两组的治愈率和有效率比较有显著性差异.结论 口服曲普利啶联合雷尼替丁、克拉霉素治疗慢性荨麻疹效果好,值得临床推广使用.

  20. The Kudzu root Huang Qin Chinese goldthread rhizome soup addition and subtraction treatment stomach and intestines send the nettle rash 12 examples observations especially%葛根黄芩黄连汤加减治疗胃肠型特发性荨麻疹12例观察

    张俊德; 王晓红; 张亮