Tag: "malformations" at medical news
The World Congress on Cornelia de Lange Syndrome in Italy
...ts suffering from the syndrome can manifest severe malformations
of various organs and tracts (palate, heart, kidney, etc.) with a variable frequency; furthermore, a specific increased incidence of well-defined medical complications is known (gastro-intestinal reflux, hypoacousis and recurrent otitis). Also the p...
Animal model demonstrates course of epilepsy
...related seizures in rat pups with underlying brain malformations
lead to epilepsy in the rats in adulthood. The art...y that some people with epilepsy have subtle brain malformations
that arose during the early development of the brain. Carmant and his group have hypothesized that s...
Reconstructive technique provides option for difficult nasal plastic surgery
...e result of trauma, previous surgery or congenital malformations
such as cleft palate, pose a particular challenge to plastic surgeons, according to background information in the article. The nasal septum affects both the appearance and the airway passages of the nose. Usual plastic surgical techniques often prove...
Evolving trends in the treatment of vascular birthmarks
...evaluation and treatment of patients with vascular malformations
of the head and neck using an alternative, minimally invasive treatment. In Management of Nasal Hemangiomas, Marcelo Hochman, M.D., of The Facial Surgery Center, Charleston, S.C., and Alfredo Mascareno, M.D., an International Visiting Fellow, Guadala...
4D ecography for the diagnosis of prenatal cardiopathy
...pathies is very wide, from asymptomatic lesions to malformations
incompatible with life, needing specialised training. In this sense, knowledge of a foetal cardiopathy can change procedures during childbirth, such as attending a reference centre that guarantees immediate specialised attention. STIC provides import...
Treating multiple brain tumors with radiosurgery results in improved survival
...that uses cobalt 60 to destroy tumors and vascular malformations
and requires no surgical incisions. The average number of brain tumors for patients in the study was five, with a range from four to 18. Radiosurgery was used alone, in combination with whole brain radiation or after failure of whole brain radiation....
Medical news tips
...shrink some of these abnormalities. Arterio-venous malformations
(AVMs) are a collection of blood vessels that do not contain the smaller capillaries, which bring oxygen and nutrients to brain tissue. Recently brought to mass attention by a character in the HBO television show "Six Feet Under," AVMs can lead to ...
Study highlights the ramifications of medical misdiagnosis
... head, neck, back or shoulders in association with malformations
of the great (big) toes, according to Kitterman. ...distinguished by the unique characteristics of toe malformations
and missing joints which are present at birth, but their significance is almost never appreciated, K...
Fertility drugs given 'all-clear' in new study
...difference in the overall rates of major and minor malformations
or chromosomal abnormalities between newborns in the two groups," says Dr. Tulandi. "Our findings indicate concerns about a link between letrozole and birth defects are unfounded. This is significant because it confirms that letrozole can indeed be ...
Gamma Knife offers non-invasive treatment for vascular disorders, tumors in the brain
...f experience in dealing with all types of vascular malformations
within the nervous system and brain tumors. We don't steer patients into one type of treatment. "By combining our expertise, we look at the best, most promising options for each patient. It may be conventional brain surgery for one patient and the ...
Mathematical tools for predicting facial surgery results
... helppatients with such disorders as cleft palate, malformations
of theupper or lower jaw, and problems with the facial skeleton due toinjury. Intensive pre-operative planning is needed not only to ensurethat the medical purposes of the surgery are achieved, but also togive patients a sense of what their faces wi...
CHEST 2006 abstract briefs
...Center examined 225 cases and collected data about malformations
associated with MAC. A subanalysis was performed to determine if a correlation between CHD and malformations
was predictable. Researchers found that the incidence of CHD was significantly higher in patients wi...
Regulatory pathway in brain development possible basis for malformations
...tiate too soon or make too few cells can result in malformations
of critical brain structures. "Development of t...in the cerebellum occur that resemble Dandy-Walker malformations
seen in human patients. Dandy-Walker malformations
occur in about one in 25,000 human births. P...
The root of dyscalculia found
...ides strong evidence that dyscalculia is caused by malformations
in the right parietal lobe and provides sold grounds for further study on the physical abnormalities present in dyscalculics brains. Its an important step to the ultimate goal of early diagnosis through analysis of neural tissue, which in turn will l...