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Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250645/erratum-proposed-clinical-internal-carotid-artery-classification-system
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[This corrects the article on p. 161 in vol. 7, PMID: 27630478.].
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250644/on-the-nature-of-facetal-distraction-spacers
#2
Francesco Cacciola, Laura Lippa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250643/spinal-cysticercosis
#3
Buey Joob, Viroj Wiwanitkit
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250642/malignant-solitary-fibrous-tumor-of-thoracic-spine-with-distant-metastases-second-reported-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Rituparna Biswas, Anirban Halder, Prashant P Ramteke, Rambha Pandey
Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) usually originates from the pleura because of abnormal proliferation of fibroblast cells. It is extremely rare for the tumor to originate from the spine. Here, we report the second case of malignant SFT of thoracic spine with distant metastases in a 35-years-old female.
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250641/traumatic-high-grade-spondylolisthesis-at-c7-t1-with-no-neurological-deficits-case-series-literature-review-and-biomechanical-implications
#5
Ha Son Nguyen, Hesham Soliman, Shekar Kurpad
Traumatic high-grade spondylolisthesis in subaxial cervical spine is frequently associated with acute spinal cord injury and quadriparesis. There have been rare cases where such pathology demonstrates minimal to no neurological deficits. Assessment of the underlying biomechanics may provide insight into the mechanism of injury and associated neurological preservation. Patient 1 is a 63-year-old female presenting after a motor vehicle collision with significant right arm pain without neurological deficits. Imaging demonstrated C7/T1 spondyloptosis, associated with a locked facet on the left at C6/7 and a locked facet on the right at C7/T1, with a fracture of the left C7 pedicle and right C7 lamina...
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250640/first-report-of-perforation-of-ligamentum-flavum-by-sequestrated-lumbar-intervertebral-disc
#6
Bulent Ozdemir, Ayhan Kanat, Osman Ersegun Batcik, Cihangir Erturk, Fatma Beyazal Celiker, Ali Riza Guvercin, Ugur Yazar
Disc fragments are well known to migrate to superior, inferior, or lateral sites in the anterior epidural space, posterior epidural migrated lumbar disc fragments is an extremely rare disorder, 61 cases have been reported to date. However, there were no cases with perforated ligamentum flavum (LF). We report a different case with perforation of ligamentum ligamentum by disc fragment. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of perforation LF by a posterior epidural migrated sequester disc.
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250639/patient-reported-outcome-following-nonsurgical-management-of-type-ii-odontoid-process-fractures-in-adults
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Maged D Fam, Hussein A Zeineddine, Rafiq Muhammed Nassir, Pragnesh Bhatt, Mahmoud H Kamel
BACKGROUND: Transverse (type II) odontoid process fracture is among the most commonly encountered cervical spine fractures. Nonsurgical management through external immobilization is occasionally preferred to surgical management but is criticized for its higher rates of failure and lower patient satisfaction. Our aim is to analyze patient-reported outcomes in patients who underwent nonsurgical treatment for type II odontoid fractures. METHODS: We identified patients >18-year-old who underwent external immobilization as a treatment for isolated type II odontoid fracture between 2007 and 2012...
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250638/odontoidectomy-through-posterior-midline-approach-followed-by-same-sitting-occipitocervical-fixation-a-cadaveric-study
#8
Ehab Mohamed Eissa, Mohamed Mohi Eldin
OBJECT: Atlantoaxial instability with irreducible odontoid process is one of the challenges in spine surgery. These lesions are commonly treated through anterior transoral approach which is followed by posterior atlantoaxial fusion. However, there are still many limitations, especially cerebrospinal fluid fistula with subsequent life-threatening infection, difficulty in cases with limited opening of mouth due to temporomandibular arthritis or anomalies of naso-oropharynx. Türe et al...
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250637/analysis-of-the-spinal-nerve-roots-in-relation-to-the-adjacent-vertebral-bodies-with-respect-to-a-posterolateral-vertebral-body-replacement-procedure
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Waleed Awwad, Jonathan Bourget-Murray, Nadil Zeiadin, Juan P Mejia, Thomas Steffen, Abdulrahman D Algarni, Khalid Alsaleh, Jean Ouellet, Michael Weber, Peter F Jarzem
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to improve the understanding of the anatomic variations along the thoracic and lumbar spine encountered during an all-posterior vertebrectomy, and reconstruction procedure. This information will help improve our understanding of human spine anatomy and will allow better planning for a vertebral body replacement (VBR) through either a transpedicular or costotransversectomy approach. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The major challenge to a total posterior approach vertebrectomy and VBR in the thoracolumbar spine lies in the preservation of important neural structures...
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250636/health-related-quality-of-life-after-transforaminal-percutaneous-endoscopic-discectomy-an-analysis-according-to-the-level-of-operation
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Stylianos Kapetanakis, Georgios Charitoudis, Tryfon Thomaidis, Panagiotis Theodosiadis, Jannis Papathanasiou, Konstantinos Giatroudakis
BACKGROUND: Many patients suffer from radiculopathy and low back pain due to lumbar disc hernia. Transforaminal percutaneous endoscopic discectomy (TPED) is a minimally invasive method that accesses the disc pathology through the intervertebral foramen. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has been previously assessed for this method. However, a possible effect of the level of operation on the postoperative progress of HRQoL remains undefined. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of the level of operation on HRQoL, following TPED...
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250635/the-role-of-minimally-invasive-spine-surgery-in-the-management-of-pyogenic-spinal-discitis
#11
Mazda K Turel, Mena Kerolus, Harel Deutsch
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic yields for spondylodiscitis from CT guided biopsy is low. In the recent years, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has shown to have a low morbidity and faster recovery. For spinal infections, MIS surgery may offer an opportunity for early pain control while obtaining a higher diagnostic yield than CT-guided biopsies. The aim of this study was to review our patients who underwent MIS surgery for spinal infection and report outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective review of seven patients who underwent MIS decompression and/or discectomy in the setting of discitis, osteomyelitis, spondylodiscitis, and/or an epidural abscess was identified...
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250634/sudden-death-and-cervical-spine-a-new-contribution-to-pathogenesis-for-sudden-death-in-critical-care-unit-from-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-first-report-an-experimental-study
#12
Hizir Kazdal, Ayhan Kanat, Mehmet Dumlu Aydin, Ugur Yazar, Ali Riza Guvercin, Muhammet Calik, Betul Gundogdu
CONTEXT: Sudden death from subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is not uncommon. AIMS: The goal of this study is to elucidate the effect of the cervical spinal roots and the related dorsal root ganglions (DRGs) on cardiorespiratory arrest following SAH. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This was an experimental study conducted on rabbits. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted on 22 rabbits which were randomly divided into three groups: control (n = 5), physiologic serum saline (SS; n = 6), SAH groups (n = 11)...
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250633/top-50-most-cited-articles-on-craniovertebral-junction-surgery
#13
Nima Alan, Jonathan Andrew Cohen, James Zhou, Matthew Pease, Adam S Kanter, David O Okonkwo, David Kojo Hamilton
BACKGROUND: Craniovertebral junction is a complex anatomical location posing unique challenges to the surgical management of its pathologies. We aimed to identify the fifty most-cited articles that are dedicated to this field. METHODS: A keyword search using the Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge was conducted to identify articles relevant to the field of craniovertebral junction surgery. The articles were reviewed based on title, abstract, and methods, if necessary, and then ranked based on the total number of citations to identify the fifty most-cited articles...
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250632/treatment-of-idiopathic-syrinx-by-atlantoaxial-fixation-report-of-an-experience-with-nine-cases
#14
Abhidha Shah, Prashant Sathe, Manoj Patil, Atul Goel
OBJECTIVE: The authors evaluate the significance of atlantoaxial instability in the management of idiopathic syringomyelia. BACKGROUND: We recently observed that atlantoaxial dislocation can be present even when the atlantodental interval was within normal range. Atlantoaxial instability can be identified on the basis of facetal mal-alignment or even by direct observation of status of joint during surgery. Our observations are discussed in nine patients where we identified and treated atlantoaxial instability in cases that would otherwise be considered as having "idiopathic" syrinx...
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250631/loss-of-cervical-lordosis-what-is-the-prognosis
#15
REVIEW
Laura Lippa, Luciano Lippa, Francesco Cacciola
Neck pain is a diffuse problem with a high incidence and often leads to the more or less appropriate prescription of imaging studies of the cervical spine. In general, this is represented by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. Frequently such studies reveal no other significant findings apart from a loss of cervical lordosis either under the form of a simple straightening of the spine or even an inversion of the normal curvature into a kyphosis. Faced with this entity, the clinician is put in front of a series of questions: to which extent such a finding plays a role in the patient's symptoms? If it does what is the role of conservative or even invasive treatment? What are the implications for surgery either for decompressive procedures or corrective procedures? To shed some light on these questions, the authors present a narrative review of the most relevant literature on the topic...
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250630/atlantoaxial-and-subaxial-cervical-spinal-fixation-can-it-revolutionize-surgical-treatment-of-cervical-myelopathy-related-to-ossified-posterior-longitudinal-ligament
#16
EDITORIAL
Atul Goel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250629/the-three-dimensional-difference-craniovertebral-junction-unveiled
#17
EDITORIAL
Abhidha Shah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250628/is-chiari-a-formation-or-a-malformation
#18
EDITORIAL
Atul Goel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891042/spinal-cysticercosis-a-report-of-two-cases-with-review-of-literature
#19
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
#20
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
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