A giant pseudoaneurysm of the occipital artery.

Conclusions: Despite their rarity, pseudoaneurysms of the OA should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with an occipital pulsatile mass. Prompt management reduces the risk of a serious hemorrhage. In our case, considering the size of the lesion, surgical resection seemed to be the only reasonable option. PMID: 29279798 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Related Links:

Authors: Kim E, Kim MS, Kim Y Abstract Post-traumatic striatocapsular infarction is extremely rare and has been described only within the vascular territory of the perforating arteries originating from the middle cerebral artery (MCA). We recently encountered a patient presenting with unilateral multifocal striatocapsular hemorrhagic infarctions following mild head injury. This 25-year-old female was admitted to our trauma center after a motorcycle accident. Initial brain computed tomography and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed multifocal acute hemorrhagic infarctions with a clustering in the right caudate he...
Source: Neurologia Medico-Chirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) Source Type: research
We present a case of patient with a rare vessel pathology - arteriovenous fistula (AVF) of superficial temporal artery and vein. The 56-year old man was admitted to the Department of Neurology because of a headache in the right temporal region with concomitant buzzing sound in his right ear. The pain was present mainly in the evenings and was stronger when touching the temporal region. He denied having any head injury in the last few years. There were no signs of central nervous system involvement in the neurological examination. Within the right temporal area a subcutaneous mass with redness of the surrounding skin and wi...
Source: Folia Morphologica - Category: Anatomy Tags: Folia Morphol (Warsz) Source Type: research
We report a rare case of a delayed rupture of PMMA, analyzed from a forensic point of view.
Source: World Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Literature Review Source Type: research
Traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the middle meningeal artery (PMMA) is rare. Its rupture is associated with a high mortality rate, so an early diagnosis is recommended for this risky pathology. In the absence of a specific guideline, computed tomography (CT), digitalized subtraction angiography (DSA) and CT-angiography (CT-A) are proposed for its diagnosis. CT-A is the technique of choice even if it is almost never performed, especially in mild head injury.We herein report a rare case of a delayed rupture of PMMA, being analysed from a forensic point of view.
Source: World Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Literature Reviews Source Type: research
Discussion Oropharyngeal trauma is common and ranges from minor contusions to severe trauma of the head and neck. Sudden movement while having a foreign object in the mouth is a very common scenario with falls or collisions being common mechanisms. Common objects include toys, sticks, pens/pencils, chopsticks, toothbrushes, and popsicle sticks. Many of these injuries cause minimal problems such as a contusion to lips (i.e. “fat lip”). In general, the more anterior the location the more common the injury and the less likely to have a severe injury (i.e. lips). Whereas posterior structures are more protected, bu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
We present the case of a 53-year-old female admitted to the emergency department of our institution with an acute amnesic episode. The patient was playing golf at the onset of symptoms and, at presentation, demonstrated amnesia to events for the preceding 10  h. She also reported a headache and nausea and asked questions repeatedly. Collateral history from a witness reported sudden onset of these symptoms and there was no loss of personal identity and no other focal neurological signs/symptoms. The patient did not demonstrate any seizure activity and had no history of recent head injury. Anterograde amnesia lasted f...
Source: QJM - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Rationale: Bilateral carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF) is rare and serious extra-ocular disease occurring in clinical which may result in severe complication. Unique manifestations and imaging examinations are important to the diagnosis. Patient concerns: A case of bilateral carotid-cavernous fistula in an 60-year-old healthy man caused by a head injury is reported. Further clinical symptoms and signs and imaging examinations lead to the correct diagnosis. Diagnoses: Computed tomography angiography of the brain aroused suspicion of bilateral CCF. On physical examination, intraocular pressure in the right eye was 35 mm ...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
A 59-year-old man presented with sudden onset of headache, nausea, and vomiting. He denied any significant medical illness and history of head injury. On arrival, his consciousness was clear and no neurologic deficit was found. Computed tomography of the brain showed intraventricular hemorrhage with hydrocephalus, and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Further computed tomography angiography showed the presence of a large arteriovenous malformation involving bilateral temporal horns, medial temporal regions, along the posteroinferior falx region, which indicated the diagnosis of vein of Galen malformation (Figure 1A and B, arrows).
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Visual Diagnosis in Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: As all four documented patients were at high risk for atherosclerosis, we posit that a causal factor was weakening of the arterial wall due to atherosclerosis and chronic pressure on the STA from anatomical structures. Here, we present histological evidence to support this hypothesis. PMID: 27127716 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Early surgical exploration by a multidisciplinary team approach is essential for attaining a favorable outcome. All cases demonstrated good postoperative recovery and were successfully managed by removing the foreign body through its trajectory. We discuss and briefly review the literature on patterns, complications, and management issues of these less common injuries. ABBREVIATIONS: CN, cranial nerve CTA, computed tomographic angiography GCS, Glasgow Coma Scale PHI, penetrating head injury SOF, superior orbital fissure
Source: Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
More News: Anatomy | Angiography | Brain | CT Scan | Head Injury | Neurology | Neurosurgery