TY - JOUR. T1 - The thermoregulatory effects of noradrenaline, serotonin and carbachol injected into the rat spinal subarachnoid space. AU - Lopachin, Richard M.. AU - Rudy, T. A.. PY - 1982/12/1. Y1 - 1982/12/1. N2 - 1. We have examined the effects on thermoregulation in the rat of noradrenaline bitartrate (NA), 5‐hydroxytryptamine hydrochloride (5‐HT) and carbamylcholine chloride (CCh) injected into the lumbar spinal subarachnoid space via a chronic indwelling catheter. 2. Intrathecal injections of the monoamines and CCh reproducibly affected thermoregulation, whereas injections of control solutions had no effect. 3. Intrathecal injections of NA (0·01‐0·30 μmol) produced a dose‐dependent hypothermia associated with a decrease in tail skin vasomotor tone. Shivering activity was not depressed during the hypothermia and sometimes increased. Intrathecal administration of the α‐adrenergic agonist clonidine (0·0175‐0·070 μmol) elicited changes in Tc and Tsk similar to those ...
This study aims at investigating three-dimensional subject-specific cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dynamics in the inferior cranial space, the superior spinal subarachnoid space (SAS), and the fourth cerebral ventricle using a combination of a finite-volume computational fluid dynamics (CFD) approach and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) experiments. An anatomically accurate 3D model of the entire SAS of a healthy volunteer was reconstructed from high resolution T2 weighted MRI data. Subject-specific pulsatile velocity boundary conditions were imposed at planes in the pontine cistern, cerebellomedullary cistern, and in the spinal subarachnoid space. Velocimetric MRI was used to measure the velocity field at these boundaries. A constant pressure boundary condition was imposed at the interface between the aqueduct of Sylvius and the fourth ventricle. The morphology of the SAS with its complex trabecula structures was taken into account through a novel porous media model with anisotropic permeability. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Closed continuous drainage of cerebrospinal fluid via a lumbar subarachnoid catheter for treatment or prevention of cranial/spinal cerebrospinal fluid fistula. AU - Shapiro, Scott. AU - Scully, T.. PY - 1992. Y1 - 1992. N2 - One hundred and seven patients who had a lumbar subarachnoid catheter (teflon or silicone) placed for closed continuous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage between 1983-1991 are presented. Overall, the drain was successful in achieving the desired goal in 101 of 107 (94%) cases. There were no deaths. Five of 107 (5%) patients developed infections including two cases (2%) of meningitis. There were three cases (3%) of overdrainage with temporary neurologic decline, but all recovered. Five of fifteen (33%) teflon catheters required replacement because of occlusion, but only 5 of 92 (5%) silicone catheters required replacement. Transient lumbar nerve root irritation was seen in 15 of 107 (14%) patients treated for a CSF fistula, and all symptoms resolved after ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - GAS ACCUMULATION IN THE SUBARACHNOID SPACE RESULTING FROM BLUNT TRAUMA TO THE OCCIPITAL REGION OF A HORSE. AU - Taylor, D. Scott. AU - Wisner, Erik R. AU - Kuesis, Bruce S.. AU - Smith, Steve G.. AU - OBrien, Timothy R.. PY - 1993. Y1 - 1993. N2 - A 2‐year‐old Arabian filly was presented for evaluation after falling backwards. The injury was manifest radiographically by the presence of air within the subarachnoid space of the calvarium and the cervical spinal canal. Radiographic findings resulted from communication of the sphenopalatine sinus with the subarachnoid space as a sequela to a fracture involving the presphenoid bone.. AB - A 2‐year‐old Arabian filly was presented for evaluation after falling backwards. The injury was manifest radiographically by the presence of air within the subarachnoid space of the calvarium and the cervical spinal canal. Radiographic findings resulted from communication of the sphenopalatine sinus with the subarachnoid space as a sequela ...
Grid convergence test and actual pixelation among solids and fluid space. At top left is the model with the 1× geometry (nx,ny,nz=16,73,87); in the top middle is the 2× model (nx,ny,nz=32,146,174); and at top right is the 3× model (nx,ny,nz=48,219,261). The top shows a projection down the x-axis; solids closest to the eye are lightest, and solids furthest from the eye are darkest. At bottom are comparisons of the u¯x(y) and u¯x(z) fluid averages for the three calculations, at the 5 different τ from Fig. 6. The 1× automaton is denoted with symbols (no line), the 2× with a thin line, and the 3× with a thick line. In most of the plot, the 2× and 3× results overlap. ...
Following a subarachnoid haemorrhage you may experience one or more of the following symptoms Return to top of page Headaches. Die Blutung entsteht in einem Raum zwischen zwei Gewebeschichten, die das Gehirn bedecken. Bleeding into the intracranial or spinal subarachnoid space, most resulting from intracranial aneurysm rupture. Subarachnoid hemorrhage from ruptured brain aneurysm Overview Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon Giuseppe Lanzino, M. Half of the hemorrhagic strokes are subarachnoid hemorrhages, and its overall incidence is around 9/100. If CT is negative LP is indicated. Subarachnoid hemorrhage, bleeding into the space between the two innermost protective coverings surrounding the brain, the pia mater and the arachnoid mater. The ruptured vessel bleeds into the space between the pia and arachnoid matter. 000 person-years. The subarachnoid space is the space where the cerebrospinal fluid circulates, and its responsible for protecting your brain from injury by serving as a cushion. Subarachnoid ...
Microdialysate fluid from 145 severely injured NSICU-patients, 88 with subarachnoidal haemorrage (SAH), and 57 with traumatic brain injury (TBI), was collected by microdialysis during the first 7 days following impact, and levels of the neurotrophins fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF2) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) were analysed. The study illustrates both similarities and differences in the reaction patterns of the 2 inflammatory proteins. The highest concentrations of both FGF2 and VEGF were measured on Day 2 (mean (+/- SE) values being 47.1 +/- 15.33 and 116.9 +/- 41.85 pg/ml, respectively, in the pooled patient material). The VEGF concentration was significantly higher in TBI-patients, while the FGF2 showed a tendency to be higher in SAH-patients. This is the first report presenting in some detail the human cerebral response of FGF2 and VEGF following SAH and TBI. Apart from increasing the understanding of the post-impact inflammatory response of the human brain, the study ...
BACKGROUND: Developing novel therapeutic agents to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has been difficult due to multifactorial pathophysiologic processes at work. Intrathecal drug administration shows promise due to close proximity of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to affected tissues. Development of effective intrathecal pharmaceuticals will rely on accurate models of how drugs are dispersed in the CSF. Therefore, a method to quantify these dynamics and a characterization of differences across disease states is needed. METHODS: Complete intrathecal 3D CSF geometry and CSF flow velocities at six axial locations in the spinal canal were collected by T2-weighted and phase-contrast MRI, respectively. Scans were completed for eight people with ALS and ten healthy controls. Manual segmentation of the spinal subarachnoid space was performed and coupled with an interpolated model of CSF flow within the spinal canal. Geometric and hydrodynamic parameters were then generated at 1 mm slice intervals along the
Initial trials have shown the safety of intrathecal administration of gadopentetate dimeglumine in humans (1-3). The administration of paramagnetic contrast agents by the intrathecal route, however, has not yet been approved by regulatory agencies in most countries, including the United States Food and Drug Administration.. On the other hand, artifactual CSF hyperintensity on fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) images has been shown in patients ventilated with 100% O2 (4-6). We currently use this approach as a noninvasive cisternography technique that allows the detection of cystic lesions in the subarachnoid space, because detection of such lesions is frequently difficult with conventional MR imaging sequences. In neurocysticercosis patients, the resultant hyperintensity of the CSF increases the conspicuity of lesions in the cisterns, sulci, and along the cortical surface.. Among the main complications of neurocysticercosis in the subarachnoid space are hydrocephalus, meningitis, and ...
Intrathecal (i.t.) administration of isobaric bupivacaine, ropivacaine and levobupivacaine with or without addition of fentanyl for c-section do not exist to date .. Parturients scheduled for elective caesarean section will be allocated to receive double-blindly i.t. isobaric bupivacaine 10 mg, ropivacaine 15mg , levobupivacaine 10mg or the same local anaesthetics with 10 μg fentanyl respectively. Sensory block (pin prick test) and motor block (Bromage scale) profile, intraoperative and postoperative analgesia, haemodynamics and side effects will be assessed. ...
A myelogram uses X-rays and a special dye called contrast material to make pictures of the bones and the fluid-filled space (subarachnoid space) between the bones in your spine (spinal canal). A myelogram may be done to find a tumor, an infection, problems with the spine such as a herniated disc, or narrowing of the spinal canal caused by arthritis.. The spinal canal holds the spinal cord, spinal nerve roots, and the subarachnoid space.. During the test, a dye is put into the subarachnoid space with a thin needle. The dye moves through the space so the nerve roots and spinal cord can be seen more clearly. Pictures may be taken before and after the dye is used. To get more information from the test, a CT scan is often done after the X-rays, while the dye is still in your body. ...
Doctoral thesis (2016). SUMMARY Percutaneous ultrasound guidance has become a routine procedure in veterinary medicine in domestic animals. It allows precise placement of the needle in the desired target. Punctures of the ... [more ▼]. SUMMARY Percutaneous ultrasound guidance has become a routine procedure in veterinary medicine in domestic animals. It allows precise placement of the needle in the desired target. Punctures of the subarachnoid space in dogs are frequently carried out in veterinary practice for diagnostic purposes. In these procedures, the placement of the needle into the subarachnoid space (atlanto-occipital or lumbar) is commonly performed blindly by feeling the bony anatomical landmarks but this can be laborious or even impossible in some patients as reported in human medicine. The topic of this study is ultrasound guidance for the placement of the needle during puncture of the subarachnoid space. The needle placement can be done under ultrasound guidance according to two ...
OBJECTIVE: Bone morphogenetic proteins can serve as adjuncts to autologous bone to achieve bony fusion, and recombinant BMPs such as osteogenic protein-1 (OP-1) have the potential to replace autologous bone altogether as fusion substrate. However, relatively little is known about the safety of OP-1 for spinal fusion procedures. This study examined the effects of OP-1 intentionally placed in the subarachnoid space following thecal sac decompression, and used as graft substrate in a canine dorsolateral lumbar spine fusion model. METHODS: Lumbar decompression with dorsolateral fusion was performed on 30 canines. The dura was opened to simulate an intraoperative rent and OP-1 was placed in the subarachnoid space and in the fusion bed. Animals were sacrificed after 16 weeks and the spines were examined manually, radiographically and pathologically. RESULTS: All animals treated with OP-1 developed new bone in the subarachnoid space. This bone compressed the spinal cord, but no clinical or pathological ...
Extramedullary intradural cysts are even less common than epidural cysts and are mostly located posteriorly in the spine. They can be classified as primary or associated with trauma, infection or subarachnoid hemorrhage. Extramedually intradural cysts are difficult to visualize on MRI and CT because of their similarity in signal intensity or density of the cyst fluid to CSF. Since these cysts to do not enhance, intravenous contrast is not helpful. Discovery of these lesions primarily relies on identification of displacement of adjacent structures. Extramedullary cysts located anteriorly are even less common. Cine-MRI has been reported to be helpful for diagnosis. In this case however, CSF flow study did not reveal differential flow between the cyst and the subarachnoid spaces above or below the cyst. The cyst could not be distinguished from CSF on a multi-echo sequence (TR 2000 TE 16,32,48,64, not shown.) Most subarachnoid cysts communicate with the subarachnoid space. In this case, ...
Meningitis is an infection and inflammation of the meninges that affects the pia, the arachnoid and the subarachnoid space. It can be caused by growth of bacteria, virus, fungi, or parasites within the subarachnoid space or by the growth of [...]
An intracranial ventricular shunt is a device (catheter/tube) used to drain an excess of cerebrospinal fluid from the brain. (Cerebrospinal fluid is a clear body fluid released into the subarachnoid space; the subarachnoid space surrounds the brain and the spinal cord.) Patients with intracranial ventricular shunts are prone to infection. Some doctors give either antibiotic drugs or use antibiotic-impregnated devices to reduce the risk of infection. Our review included randomized controlled trials that compared the incidence of shunt infection in patients who were given preventive antibiotic therapy with those who did not receive these drugs. We also included trials comparing antibiotic-impregnated shunt systems with those who received non-antibiotic impregnated shunts. We included seventeen trials in our review. Although the available data does not provide much detail on mortality or the adverse events caused by antibiotics (an adverse event is an incident in which harm resulted to a person ...
A technique for percutaneous catheter drainage of cystic masses in the subarachnoid space was developed and shown to be safe and effective in an 18-year-old boy with life-threatening, recurrent neuroenteric cysts that compressed the brain stem, cerebellum, and spinal cord. Percutaneous drainage through a C1-C2 approach was performed on 11 separate occasions. Decompression was always accomplished and no infection or other complication occurred, even with continuous catheter drainage for 9 months. This technique provides opportunities for interventional neuroradiologic therapy in the subarachnoid space. It appears to be suited for percutaneous drainage of intraspinal and intracranial cysts when surgery is not indicated due to intractability or inaccessibility. ...
Results: Experienced anesthetists found the simulator to be life-like for almost all the aspects of epidural or spinal insertion and that the overall impression was that the simulator could provide a useful tool for training of epidural and spinal techniques. Almost all the examiners appreciated that this device contained layers representing the anatomical boundaries of each compartment, and the module can be added blood or sponge to the epidural compartment or water to the spinal compartment to challenge the trainee with more difficult procedure such as inadvertent dural or vascular puncture or difficult catheter insertion ...
The Sylvian cistern, also known as the insular cistern, is one of the subarachnoid cisterns. Gross anatomy There are two paired cisterns on either side. It is the subarachnoid space extending into the fissure of the frontal and temporal lobes (...
Results-One hundred thirty-seven and 281 subjects were included in the derivation and validation cohorts, respectively. Infarct growth occurred in 18.5% of the derivation and 5.5% of the validation cohorts. Symptom progression occurred in 9.5% of the derivation and 4.5% of the validation cohorts. In the derivation cohort, subjects with baseline mismatch were significantly more likely to show infarct growth on fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (relative risk [RR], 13.5; 95% confidence interval [CI], 4.2-38.9) and symptom progression (RR, 7.0; 95% CI, 2.0-7.3). A baseline mismatch volume of 10 mL in the derivation cohort was the optimal threshold to predict infarct growth (area under the curve, 0.89; 95% CI, 0.80-0.98). This threshold was highly predictive of infarct growth in the validation cohort (P=0.001). Baseline mismatch was associated with clinical deterioration in the derivation (area under the curve, 0.81; 95% CI, 0.67-0.96) and validation cohorts (area under the curve, 0.66; 95% CI, ...
The median aperture of the brain (or foramen of Magendie) is an opening in the hollow nerve tube, connecting the fourth ventricle of the brain with the subarachnoid space. The median aperture, along with the two lateral apertures (foramina of Luschka), one on the left and one on the right, are the three primary routes for cerebrospinal fluid to escape into the cisterna magna. ...
An intraventricular hemorrhage (or haemorrhage in British English; both abbreviated as IVH) is a bleeding into the brains ventricular system, where the cerebrospinal fluid is produced and circulates through towards the subarachnoid space. It can result from physical trauma or from hemorrhaging in stroke. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Cerebrospinal fluid segregation optic neuropathy. T2 - An experimental model and a hypothesis. AU - Jaggi, Gregor P.. AU - Harlev, Mickey. AU - Ziegler, Urs. AU - Dotan, Shlomo. AU - Miller, Neil R. AU - Killer, Hanspeter E.. PY - 2010/8. Y1 - 2010/8. N2 - Aim: To describe the histological changes in the optic nerve (ON) after experimental segregation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Methods: In seven sheep, a silicone band was placed around one ON to compress the subarachnoid space (SAS) surrounding the nerve, thus blocking the flow of CSF without compressing the ON itself. After 4 or 21 days, both the ligated and untouched ONs were removed and evaluated histologically. Results: All treated ONs showed marked loss of axons, destruction of myelin and swelling of meningoepithelial cells, most pronounced in the proximal ON adjacent to the globe at the location most distant to the ligature. There was no significant difference in histological findings between the ONs that were ligated ...
There is accumulating evidence that shows that the placement of hematopoietic cells in the brain may increase growth-enhancing factors of axons and generate active neurons in the receptor. It has been found that after introducing hematopoietic cells in the subarachnoid space of the spinal cord, these cells may be transported through the cerebrospinal fluid and can be deliver more efficiently to the injured area, when compared to the intravenous route. Patients will be stimulated 4 times and then harvest the bone marrow. Bone marrow will be processed in order to obtain hematopoietic cells (CD34+) and minimize the erythrocytes amount. A inoculum of 5 to 10mL of stem cells will be infused intrathecally. Patients will be evaluated with the Battelle Developmental Inventory before the procedure and one and six months after that. An MRI will be performed before the procedure and six months after that ...
The clinical manifestations of SAH are varied, and the causes of haemorrhage into the subarachnoid space are numerous. The diagnosis has often been missed when a patient is first seen. The rarity of...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Deafferentation pain resulting from cervical posterior rhizotomy is alleviated by chromaffin cell transplants into the rat spinal subarachnoid space. AU - Guenot, Marc. AU - Lee, Jeung Woon. AU - Nasirinezhad, Farinaz. AU - Sagen, Jacqueline. PY - 2007/5/1. Y1 - 2007/5/1. N2 - OBJECTIVE: Deafferentation pain is common after posttraumatic brachial plexus avulsion in humans. Alleviation of such pain is poorly achieved by most therapeutic interventions; the only efficient neurosurgical procedure currently available is lesioning of the dorsal root entry zone. Previous work has demonstrated that adrenal medullary transplants into the lumbar spinal subarachnoid space can alleviate neuropathic pain behavior resulting from peripheral nerve or spinal cord injury. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential effects of adrenal medullary transplants on brachial plexus deafferentation pain. METHODS: The cervical posterior rhizotomy model was selected as an upper segmental ...
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Purpose: To investigate the impact of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) applied by a full-face fitted mask at 15 cmH2O on total cerebral blood flow (tCBF), jugular venous flow (tJVF) and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow.. Materials and methods: Axial 2D phase-contrast MRI measurements were acquired at the C2-C3 vertebral level for 23 healthy male awake subjects at baseline (without) and with CPAP applied. CSF flow was quantified within the spinal subarachnoid space and tCBF was quantified based on the summation of blood flow within the left and right internal carotid and vertebral arteries. tJVF was quantified based on the summation of blood flow within the left and right jugular veins. Heart rate, transcutaneous carbon dioxide (PtcCO2) and oxygen saturation were continuously monitored during the MR protocol.. Results: CPAP decreased the pulse amplitude (PtPPA) of tJVF by 21% (p = 0.004). CSF stroke volume (SV) and PtPPA also decreased by 20% (p = 0.003) and 15% (p = 0.005), respectively. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Spontaneous Spinal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. T2 - Presentation and Outcome. AU - Yost, Micah D.. AU - Rabinstein, Alejandro. PY - 2018/1/1. Y1 - 2018/1/1. N2 - Background: Spontaneous spinal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SSAH) is a rare but serious condition that can lead to a variety of medical complications. Methods: Using the Mayo Clinic Rochester database, consecutive patients admitted to the Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota hospital with spontaneous SSAH (not iatrogenic or traumatic) between January 2000 and December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Demographic and clinical data and functional outcomes as categorized by the modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score at the time of discharge and at postadmission follow-up were assessed. Results: Eight patients (median age 70 years, range 51-87) were identified. Seven patients presented with acute back pain or headache. Seven patients had poorly controlled chronic hypertension. Two patients had vasculitis and 1 had an arteriovenous ...
Architecture of arachnoid trabeculae, pillars, and septa in the subarachnoid space of the human optic nerve: anatomy and clinical considerations ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Restricted diffusion of pus in the subarachnoid space. T2 - MRSA meningo-vasculitis and progressive brainstem ischemic strokes - A case report. AU - Rose, David Z.. AU - Parra-Herran, Carlos. AU - Petito, Carol K.. AU - Post, M. Judith D.. PY - 2010/5/1. Y1 - 2010/5/1. N2 - Extra-axial restriction on diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) is an unusual finding on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Intra-axial restriction on DWI, however, is common, and can represent brain parenchymal infarction, tumor, abscess, or toxic-metabolic process. The infrequency of extra-axial DWI restriction and the paucity of clinico-pathological correlation in the literature limit its differential diagnosis. Scant case reports suggest that extra-axial DWI restriction could be a lymphoma, neurenteric cyst, or, in one patient, subdural empyema [1-3]. We postulate that pus formation must be excluded first, because it can provoke an aggressive meningo-vasculitis with rapidly fatal, intra-axial infarctions. ...
Spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage (hemorrhage in the brain) is a condition characterized by hemorrhage in the brain (hemorrhagic stroke) that results in a sudden onset of neurologically worsening symptoms (that include focal neurologic deficits and loss of consciousness). CT scans are helpful in identifying the intracranial hemorrhage, of which there are two types-subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracerebral hematoma. The subarachnoid space is an area that exists between two layers of coverings (membranes) that wrap around the brain. A spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage is defined as blood (not caused by trauma), in the subarachnoid space. The amount of blood in the subarachnoid space can be a focal (small area) amount or a larger, more diffuse hemorrhage, which can be further complicated by having an intraventricular hemorrhage or intracerebral hematoma at the same time. Subarachnoid hemorrhage can affect adults of all ages, but usually peaks in the fourth and fifth decades of life. ...
Posted March 8, 2012, 4:59 pm. Thank you for the comment. In general, most syrinx cavities are most optimally managed surgically by identifying the location of the subarachnoid CSF flow obstruction and alleviating the cause of obstruction. The standard treatment is posterior subarachnoid space reconstruction consisting of intradural lysis of adhesions, reestablishment of CSF flow, and duraplasty. In many cases the restoration of normal CSF flow will abolish the filling mechanism of the syrinx, and result in disappearance or significant reduction in syrinx size. Syrinx shunting should be considered if there is not any focal area of subarachniod scarring that would be amenable to surgery such as post-meningitis syringomyelia where there is diffuse CSF blockage, or after multiple failed attempts of traditional posterior subarachnoid space reconstruction for disorders such as post-traumatic syringomyelia.. Langston Holly, M.D. Reply ...
Subarachnoid hemorrhage is an often devastating intracranial hemorrhage resulting from acute bleeding into the subarachnoid space. Although its overall incidence is less than that of acute ischemic stroke, sub-arachnoid hemorrhage carries increased risks of both mortality and disability. Although many patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage are transferred to specialty centers, they might initially present to small community-based hospitals. Treatment for these patients is complex, requiring specialized care and knowledge, and various complications can occur quickly and without warning. Therefore, all members of the health care team who care for these patients must understand proper management. Nurses in the intensive care unit play an important role in influencing outcomes, as they are best positioned to recognize neurological decline and provide rapid intervention. This article discusses the anatomy relevant to, and the epidemiology and pathophysiology of, subarachnoid hemorrhage and provides an ...
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear, colorless body fluid found in the brain and spinal cord. It is produced in the choroid plexuses of the ventricles of the brain, and absorbed in the arachnoid granulations. There is about 125mL of CSF at any one time, and about 500mL is generated every day. CSF acts as a cushion or buffer for the brain, providing basic mechanical and immunological protection to the brain inside the skull. The CSF also serves a vital function in cerebral autoregulation of cerebral blood flow. The CSF occupies the subarachnoid space (between the arachnoid mater and the pia mater) and the ventricular system around and inside the brain and spinal cord. It fills the ventricles of the brain, cisterns, and sulci, as well as the central canal of the spinal cord. There is also a connection from the subarachnoid space to the bony labyrinth of the inner ear via the perilymphatic duct where the perilymph is continuous with the cerebrospinal fluid. A sample of CSF can be taken via lumbar ...
In the early phase, during the first 24hours, cerebral CT, combined with intracranial CT angiography is recommended to make a positive diagnosis of SAH, to identify the cause and to investigate for an intracranial aneurysm. Cerebral MRI may be proposed if the patients clinical condition allows it. FLAIR imaging is more sensitive than CT to demonstrate a subarachnoid hemorrhage and offers greater degrees of sensitivity for the diagnosis of restricted subarachnoid hemorrhage in cortical sulcus. A lumbar puncture should be performed if these investigations are normal while clinical suspicion is high 3). Noncontrast computed tomography is highly sensitive in detecting subarachnoid blood, especially within 6 hours of haemorrhage. The distribution of the subarachnoid blood as shown on the first CT scan after aneurysm rupture barely allows to predict the symptomatic aneurysm site. Thus, neurosurgical decision making (identification of the ruptured aneurysm in patients with multiple aneurysms; surgical ...
Despite these facts the subarachnoid space has been a highly traveled medical roadway for many purposes including administration of spinal anesthesia, myelography, spinal diagnostic taps, intra-thecal catheters for drug infusion, etc. The sensitivity of the subarachnoid space to foreign body substances was well demonstrated by an epidemic of permanent paralysis relating to spinal anesthesia in the United States in the 1950s. This was before the advent of disposable syringes and needles. It was subsequently determined that the etiology of these disastrous complications were the presence of minute particles of simple detergent remaining in the syringes after cleaning. Even today the medical insurance rates relating to performance of spinal anesthesia remain high because of this past experience. What have we learned from this occurrance? Actually not much ...
Many different myelographic contrast media have been employed for the radiographic visualization of the spinal cord. Unfortunately, none has fulfilled all the requirements of an ideal contrast medium-no toxicity, complete and rapid absorption, good radiographic contrast, and miscibility with the cerebrospinal fluid. Toxic reactions have been reported from the water soluble contrast media, which require the administration of a spinal anesthesia and have thus been employed clinically only in examination of the lumbosacral area. Some authors have advocated the use of new contrast media, Conray(Meglumine iothalamate), Dimer-X, for the lumbar myelography without a spinal anesthesia and obtained good results. The present work is an attempt to provoke and emphasize the toxicologic response and the pathologic changes by variation in amount of Conray and rate of injection. Each dog was prepared with a catheter in lumbar subarachnoid space under the light anest hesia. After recovery from the anesthesia, ...
In 2008, the recently founded European Stroke Organisation published its guidelines for the management of ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack. This highly cited document was translated in several languages and was updated in 2009. Since then, the European Stroke Organisation has published guidelines for the management of intracranial aneurysms and subarachnoidal hemorrhage, for the establishment of stroke units and stroke centers, and recently for the management of intracerebral hemorrhage. In recent years, the methodology for the development of guidelines has evolved significantly. To keep pace with this progress and driven by the strong determination of the European Stroke Organisation to further promote stroke management, education, and research, the European Stroke Organisation decided to delineate a detailed standard operating procedure for its guidelines. There are two important cornerstones in this standard operating procedure: The first is the implementation of the Grading of
Objective: In neurosurgery ultrasound (US) contrast enhanced imaging is used in brain perfusion measurement or in the diagnosis of vasospasm after subarachnoidal hemorrhage. Texture and homogeneity of contrast enhanced US is a crucial criteria of image quality in brightness mode e.g. in cerebral tumor imaging. The aim of our study was to examine the contrast properties of ideally sized 100 nm liposomes made of dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC), distearoylphosphatidylcholine (DSPC), cholesterol (CHOL) and polyethyleneglycol-40stearate (PEG-40-STEA) compared to the commercial available SonoVue. To obtain texture and homogeneity of US images, the box-counting fractal dimension D_B and lacunarity lambda (l) was used in this study.. Methods: Phased inversion harmonic imaging of a medical US device (Siemens SonoLine Elegra) equipped with a 2.5 MHz phased array transducer was used to measure the second harmonics of the samples in a flow model. Fundamental frequency was 1.4 MHz with a MI of 0.4. US ...
IMBELLONI, Luiz Eduardo; FORNASARI, Marcos and FIALHO, José Carlos. Combined spinal epidural anesthesia during colon surgery in a high-risk patient: case report. Rev. Bras. Anestesiol. [online]. 2009, vol.59, n.6, pp.741-745. ISSN 0034-7094. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-70942009000600010.. BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Combined spinal epidural anesthesia (CSEA) has advantages over single injection epidural or subarachnoid blockades. The objective of this report was to present a case in which segmental subarachnoid block can be an effective technique for gastrointestinal surgery with spontaneous respiration. CASE REPORT: Patient with physical status ASA III, with diabetes mellitus type II, hypertension, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was scheduled for resection of a right colon tumor. Combined spinal epidural block was performed in the T5-T6 space and 8 mg of 0.5% isobaric bupivacaine with 50 µg of morphine were injected in the subarachnoid space. The epidural catheter (20G) was ...
It is possible that faulty CSF flow through the foramen magnum and upper cervical spine can result in standing waves and water hammers that causes cysts to form in the cisterns, subarachnoid spaces and central canal.
Aneurysmal subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH) is one of the major intracranial calamities that an individual can suffer from and which the doctor may face. It is defined as the blood into the subarachnoid space, where cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) normally circulates, or when an intracranial hemorrhage extends to that space. The aneurysmal rupture leads the patient to a critical state, with a high probability of morbidity and mortality. The care and management of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage is vital for satisfactory evolution, as is the multidisciplinary approach involving endovascular neurosurgeons and neurosurgeons with experience in microsurgical management of cerebral aneurysms. Supported by Asociación Ayuda Enfermo Neuroquirúrgico (AAEN).. ...
Background: Various drugs are used for premedication to reduce anxiety and to provide hemodynamic stability. The study was designed to investigate the optimum dose of ora..
... - Virchow-Robin (VR) spaces surround the walls of vessels as they course from the subarachnoid space through the brain parenchyma. English Translation,
Arachnoiditis is a broad term denoting inflammation of the meninges and subarachnoid space. A variety of etiologies exist, including infectious, inflammatory, and neoplastic processes.
... is a route of administration for drugs via an injection into the spinal canal, or into the subarachnoid space so that it reaches the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and is useful in spinal anaesthesia, chemotherapy, or pain management applications. This route is also used to introduce drugs that fight certain infections, particularly post-neurosurgical. The drug needs to be given this way to avoid the blood brain barrier. The same drug given orally must enter the blood stream and may not be able to pass out and into the brain. Drugs given by the intrathecal route often have to be made up specially by a pharmacist or technician because they cannot contain any preservative or other potentially harmful inactive ingredients that are sometimes found in standard injectable drug preparations.. The route of administration is sometimes simply referred to as "intrathecal"; however, the term is also an adjective that refers to something occurring in or introduced into the anatomic ...