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Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891042/spinal-cysticercosis-a-report-of-two-cases-with-review-of-literature
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Ishita Pant, Sujata Chaturvedi, Gurbachan Singh, Sanjeev Gupta, Rima Kumari
Neurocysticercosis is the most common parasitic infection of the central nervous system worldwide. However, Cysticercosis affecting the spine is considered extremely rare. We report two cases of spinal cysticercosis with review of literature.
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891041/spinal-intradural-hydatid-cyst-causing-arachnoiditis-a-rare-etiology-of-cauda-equina-syndrome
#2
Suyash Singh, Jayesh Sardhara, Amit Kumar Singh, Arun Kumar Srivastava, Kamlesh Singh Bhaisora, Kuntal Kanti Das, Anant Mehrotra, Rabi N Sahu, Awadhesh Kumar Jaiswal, Sanjay Behari
This study aims to focus on a rare presentation of spinal hydatid cyst as cauda equine syndrome and misdiagnosed as intradural extramedullary (IDEM) benign lesion on magnetic resonance imaging. In this article, we report a case of spinal hydatid cyst masquerading as IDEM tumor, and intraoperatively, we accidently find clumped granuloma with severe arachnoiditis and hydatid cyst in lumber region, which was present as bilateral S1 radiculopathy with cauda equina syndrome. An 11-year-old boy who presented with symptoms and signs of cauda equina syndrome and planned for surgical excision...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891040/inadvertent-injection-of-potassium-chloride-instead-of-sodium-chloride-during-treatment-of-chronic-low-back-ache-with-epidural-injection-leading-to-paraplegia
#3
Rahul Ranjan, Naiyer Asif, Sohail Ahmad, Syed Ifthekar
Epidural injection of steroid is given for back pain resistant to other conservative management. Normal saline (NS) is used as diluent in 80 mg methylprednisolone and a local anesthetic. Due to a similar looking ampoule of NS and potassium chloride (KCl), there is a probability of accidental use of KCl instead of NS. We present a case of a 50-year-old male patient having low back ache refractory to other conservative treatments. Epidural injection of steroid was given, but accidently KCl was mixed with methylprednisolone instead of NS...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891039/chronic-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-cervical-osteomyelitis
#4
Sujeet Kumar Meher, Harsh Jain, Laxmi Narayan Tripathy, Sunandan Basu
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a rare cause of osteomyelitis of the cervical spine and is usually seen in the background of intravenous drug use and immunocompromised state. Very few cases of osteomyelitis of the cervical spine caused by pseudomonas aeruginosa have been reported in otherwise healthy patients. This is a case presentation of a young female, who in the absence of known risk factors for cervical osteomyelitis presented with progressively worsening neurological signs and symptoms.
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891038/accessory-atlantoaxial-ligament-avulsion-fracture-of-the-axis-are-there-any-clinical-implications
#5
Hamid Reza Niknejad, Frank van Calenbergh, Philippe Demaerel, Johannes van Loon
Injuries to the craniocervical support structures are frequently observed in neurotrauma cases. Stability of this region is of vital importance. Literature has mainly focused on three major ligaments of the craniocervical junction: The tectorial membrane, the transverse ligament, and the alar ligaments. However, the accessory atlantoaxial ligament (ALL) also seems to be involved in craniocervical stability as shown in cadaveric specimens. Still, the biomechanical importance of this structure needs to be determined, especially in trauma settings...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891037/revisiting-cruciate-paralysis-a-case-report-and-systematic-review
#6
Benjamin Hopkins, Ryan Khanna, Nader S Dahdaleh
OBJECTIVE: Cruciate paralysis is a rare, poorly understood condition of the upper craniovertebral junction that allows for selective paralysis of the upper extremities while sparing the lower extremities. Reported cases are few and best treatment practices remain up for debate. The purpose of this study was to conduct a systemic literature review in an attempt to identify prognostic predictors and outcome trends associated with cases previously reported in the literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature review for all cases using the term "Cruciate Paralysis," reviewing a total of 37 reported cases...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891036/complete-morphometric-analysis-of-jugular-foramen-and-its-clinical-implications
#7
Sushant Swaroop Das, Sandeep Saluja, Neelam Vasudeva
INTRODUCTION: Tumors affecting structures in the vicinity of jugular foramen such as glomus jugulare require microsurgical approach to access this region. These tumors tend to alter the normal architecture of the jugular foramen by invading it. Therefore, it is not feasible to have correct anatomic visualization of the foramen in the presence of such pathologies. Hence, a comprehensive knowledge of the jugular foramen is needed by all the neurosurgeons while doing surgery in this region...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891035/intradiscal-and-intra-articular-facet-infiltrations-with-plasma-rich-in-growth-factors-reduce-pain-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain
#8
Fernando Kirchner, Eduardo Anitua
CONTEXT: Low back pain (LBP) is a complex and disabling condition, and its treatment becomes a challenge. AIMS: The aim of our study was to assess the clinical outcome of plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF-Endoret) infiltrations (one intradiscal, one intra-articular facet, and one transforaminal epidural injection) under fluoroscopic guidance-control in patients with chronic LBP. PRGF-Endoret which has been shown to be an efficient treatment to reduce joint pain...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891034/the-anatomical-perspective-of-human-occipital-condyle-in-relation-to-the-hypoglossal-canal-condylar-canal-and-jugular-foramen-and-its-surgical-significance
#9
Ranjana Verma, Shalini Kumar, Arpita Mahajan Rai, Iqra Mansoor, Raj D Mehra
BACKGROUND: The transcondylar approach (TCA) has gained importance in recent era which enables shorter and direct route to access the lesions ventral to the brainstem. The important step in this approach is resection of the occipital condyle (OC). The detailed knowledge of bony anatomy of OC and its relation to the hypoglossal canal (HC), condylar canal (CC), and jugular foramen (JF) is very important to avoid any iatrogenic injury during craniovertebral surgeries. The aim of the present study is to conduct a morphometric and morphological study and note the variations of the OC and the structures surrounding it in North Indian population...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891033/transthoracic-approach-for-lesions-involving-the-anterior-dorsal-spine-a-multidisciplinary-approach-with-good-outcomes
#10
Srikant Balasubramaniam, Devendra K Tyagi, Sheikh H Zafar, Hemant V Savant
INTRODUCTION: Anterior approach provides excellent visualization and access to the anterior thoracic spine. It may be used alone, in combination with a posterior midline approach or in a staged or sequential fashion. AIMS: To analyse our institutional experience in transthoracic approaches and to determine the safety and benefit of this approach in our patient series. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 16 patients were operated for varying lesions of body of dorsal vertebra by the transthoracic approach...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891032/clinical-anatomy-and-significance-of-the-thoracic-intervertebral-foramen-a-cadaveric-study-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
Grigorios Gkasdaris, Grigorios Tripsianis, Konstantinos Kotopoulos, Stylianos Kapetanakis
INTRODUCTION: The literature is lacking information on the anatomy and the osseous dimensions of the thoracic intervertebral foramen (IVF). We describe the anatomy of the broader area, and we proceed with morphometric data of the vertebrae and the foramina. Depiction of these features is provided with imaging and illustrations. The purpose of this paper is to survey and present the anatomy of the foramen as a whole and provide baseline statistical data. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We review relevant literature, and we present data obtained from skeletal samples of known population and sex...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891031/spinal-compression-fractures-due-to-pregnancy-associated-osteoporosis
#12
R Krishnakumar, Arun T Kumar, Mathew John Kuzhimattam
OBJECTIVES: To report on unique cases of spinal compression fractures due to pregnancy-associated osteoporosis (PAO) and to suggest a satisfactory treatment modality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single-center retrospective study. We reviewed the data of 535 patients with osteoporotic spinal compression fractures over a period of 5-year. Two patients who developed spinal compression fractures due to PAO were identified and treated. RESULTS: The clinical presentation and blood investigations ruled out other causes of osteoporosis...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891030/the-role-of-transforaminal-percutaneous-endoscopic-discectomy-in-lumbar-disc-herniations
#13
Sarang Gotecha, Deepak Ranade, Sujay Vikhe Patil, Ashish Chugh, Megha Kotecha, Shrikant Sharma, Prashant Punia
OBJECTIVES: To study 1)the efficacy of transforaminal percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy in lumbar disc herniations.2) limitations and advantages of the surgical procedure. 3)morbidity and complications associated with the procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was carried out on 120 patients who had single level herniated disc Pre-operative assessment of VAS and MSS scoring systems were documented one day prior to surgery. Post operative results were determined by MacNab criteria and by modified Suezawa and Schreiber clinical scoring system (MSS score)...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891029/craniovertebral-junction-360%C3%A2-a-combined-microscopic-and-endoscopic-anatomical-study
#14
Sukhdeep Singh Jhawar, Maximiliano Nunez, Paolo Pacca, Daniel Seclen Voscoboinik, Huy Truong
OBJECTIVES: Craniovertebral junction (CVJ) can be approached from various corridors depending on the location and extent of disease. A three-dimensional understanding of anatomy of CVJ is paramount for safe surgery in this region. Aim of this cadaveric study is to elucidate combined microscopic and endoscopic anatomy of critical neurovascular structures in this area in relation to bony and muscular landmarks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight fresh-frozen cadaveric heads injected with color silicon were used for this study...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891028/is-the-existence-of-cervical-rib-an-advantage-for-c7-posterior-stabilization
#15
Sait Ozturk, Hanefi Yildirim, Metin Kaplan
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Defining a new screwing method for C7 posterior stabilization in case of a cervical rib existence aimed in this report. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten adult patients, five of which without cervical rib (Group 1) and the other five of which (Group 2) with cervical rib that has been chosen from the radiology archive. Axial, sagittal, coronal sections of cervical computed tomography and three-dimensional images were obtained. Lateral mass sizes of all cases were measured and compared between two groups...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891027/purely-extradural-spinal-nerve-root-hemangioblastomas
#16
REVIEW
Murat Hamit Aytar, Ulaş Yener, Murat Şakir Ekşi, Behram Kaya, Serdar Özgen, Aydin Sav, Ahmet Alanay
Spinal nerve root hemangioblastomas present mostly as intradural-extradurally. Purely extradural spinal nerve root hemangioblastoma is a very rare entity. In this study, we aimed to analyze epidemiological perspectives of purely extradural spinal nerve root hemangioblastomas presented in English medical literature in addition to our own exemplary case. PubMed/MEDLINE was searched using the terms "hemangioblastoma," "extradural," "spinal," and "nerve root." Demographical variables of age, gender, concomitant presence of von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease; spinal imaging and/or intraoperative findings for tumor location were surveyed from retrieved articles...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891026/anaesthesia-management-in-craniovertebral-junctional-anomalies
#17
REVIEW
Oswald Mascarenhas
Craniovertebral Junctional (CVJ) anomalies are developmental disorders that affect the skeleton and enclosed neuraxis at the junction of cranium and cervical spine. The high prevalence of airway obstruction and restrictive pulmonary disease in combination with cardiovascular manifestations poses a high anaesthetic risk to these patients. This article provides a discussion of management of anaesthesia in patients with craniovertebral anomalies, the evaluation of risk factors in these patients and their management, including emergency airway issues...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891025/external-syrinx-introduction-of-a-new-term
#18
EDITORIAL
Atul Goel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630482/response-to-syringomyelia-secondary-to-occult-dorsal-arachnoid-webs-report-of-two-cases-with-review-of-literature-by-sayal-et-al
#19
Visish M Srinivasan, Ibrahim Omeis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630481/chronic-neglected-irreducible-atlantoaxial-rotatory-subluxation-in-adolescence
#20
Pravin Padalkar
UNLABELLED: Atlantoaxial rotatory fixation (AARF) is a rare condition and delayed diagnosis. We report a case of chronic neglected atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation in adolescence child that was treated by serial skull traction followed by posterior fusing by method pioneered by Goel et al. A 15-year-old male presented with signs of high cervical myelopathy 2 years after trauma to neck childhood. There was upper cervical kyphosis, direct tenderness over C2 spinous process, atrophy of both hand muscles with weakness in grip strength...
July 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
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