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Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755242/spinal-schistosomiasis-cases-in-egyptian-population
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Ahmed M Ashour, Tarek H Elserry, Mohamed S Nosser, Zeyad Y Fayed, Mohamed Wael Samir, Alaa Fakher, Maamoun M Ashour, Mamdouh M Salama
Background: Spinal cord involvement by schistosomiasis is considered to be rare. Clinical presentation of spinal schistosomiasis ranges from radicular pain to myelopathy causing flaccid paraplegia, bladder incontinence, and dysesthesia. We reported six cases with spinal schistosomiasis. Methodology: We did a retrospective analysis of the records in our department from March 1995 to March 2015, and we found that six cases of proved spinal schistosomiasis were documented, with follow-up period more than a year, aiming to find an assumption for a guideline for this ambiguous issue...
January 2018: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755241/preoperative-manual-on-table-traction-for-the-reduction-of-thoracolumbar-burst-fractures-a-technical-note
#2
Petrini Carlo, Cacciola Francesco
Thoracolumbar burst fractures can frequently be treated either conservatively or surgically. Surgery is generally preferred when safe early mobilization with a reconstructed sagittal alignment is wanted without any external restraint. Various dedicated instruments are available on the market to perform reduction and distraction maneuvers on the spine intraoperatively to restore normal sagittal alignment after a fracture. The authors describe a simple but effective technique of proper patient positioning and preoperative on-table-traction that can effectively aid in the restoration of alignment and performance of surgery even with the most basic instrumentation...
January 2018: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755240/comparison-of-thermal-spread-with-the-use-of-an-ultrasonic-osteotomy-device-sonopet-ultrasonic-aspirator-versus-misonix-bonescalpel-in-spinal-surgery
#3
Nadim Tarazi, Sudarshan Munigangaiah, Mutaz Jadaan, John P McCabe
Background: The development of high speed rotating burrs has greatly advanced spinal surgery in recent years. However, they produce unwanted frictional heat and temperature elevation during the burring process. We compare the misonix bone scalpel (MBS) and the Sonopet ultrasonic aspirator to assess which would be the safer device in terms of the risk of thermal injury following laminectomy. Methods: We describe an experimental nonrandomized study comparing two ultrasonic osteotomy devices...
January 2018: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755239/type-iii-odontoid-fractures-a-subgroup-analysis-of-complex-high-energy-fractures-treated-with-external-immobilization
#4
Thomas E Niemeier, Adam R Dyas, Sakthivel R Manoharan, Steven M Theiss
Study Design: Retrospective cohort study. Objective: Type III odontoid fractures are classically treated nonoperatively, yet, the current literature on Type III odontoid fractures includes fractures of multiple etiologies and fracture morphologies. We hypothesize that a subgroup of complex, Type III fractures caused by high-energy mechanisms are more likely to fail nonoperative treatment. Materials and Methods: Acute Type III odontoid fractures were identified at a single institution from 2008 to 2015...
January 2018: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755238/cervical-sagittal-balance-parameters-after-single-level-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-correlations-with-clinical-and-functional-outcomes
#5
Ioannis Siasios, Evan Winograd, Asham Khan, Kunal Vakharia, Vassilios G Dimopoulos, John Pollina
Background: Normal sagittal cervical alignment has been associated with improved outcome after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). Objective: The aim of this study is to identify alterations of cervical sagittal balance parameters after single-level ACDF and assess correlations with postoperative functionality. Methods: A retrospective chart review was performed between January 2010 and January 2014 to identify adult patients with no previous cervical spine surgery who underwent ACDF at any one level between C2 and C7 for the single-level degenerative disease...
January 2018: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755237/the-expandable-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-two-years-follow-up
#6
Joseph Gamal Boktor, Rhys D Pockett, Navin Verghese
Study Design: This was a retrospective, observational study. Objectives: We hypothesize that the expandable transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) cage achieves satisfactory clinical outcomes while allowing for safe placement, improvement, and maintenance of foraminal and disc dimensions at 24 months postsurgery with low risk of cage migration, subsidence, and nerve injury. Methods: TLIF with expandable cages was performed in 54 patients (62 levels) over a 24-month-period using open midline or minimally invasive surgery techniques with placement of Globus Caliber, Rise, or Altera expandable cages...
January 2018: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755236/posterior-identification-and-exposure-of-the-v3-segment-of-the-vertebral-artery
#7
Ali Nourbakhsh, Nicholas W Wiegers, Francis H Shen
Objective: The purpose of this study was to define the anatomy of the V3 segment of the vertebral artery (VA) from the posterior approach. Methods: Ten formalin-fixed cadavers were carefully dissected bilaterally using landmark features to identify and safely expose the VA from the posterior. Measurements regarding morphometric characteristics of landmark features and feasible resection quantifications were obtained and analyzed. The C2 pars was resected completely in all cadavers, averaging 15...
January 2018: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755235/unusual-cause-of-high-cervical-myelopathy-c1-arch-stenosis
#8
Lokesh S Nehete, Dhananjay I Bhat, M S Gopalakrishnan, Dhaval Shukla, Subhas Konar, Prashant Singh, Bhagavatula Indira Devi
Introduction: High cervical myelopathy can be rarely caused by the developmental anomalies of atlas. Patients with C1 arch stenosis can present in early childhood or later in life. In symptomatic patients, posterior decompression at atlas is mandatory. We report the first clinical series of 20 patients of C1 arch stenosis in the English literature. Materials and Methods: This is retrospective case series having a cohort of 20 patients with congenital C1 arch stenosis...
January 2018: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755234/the-substantiation-of-the-elastic-viscoplastic-model-of-the-human-spine-for-modeling-the-correction-process-of-kyphoscoliotic-deformation
#9
Konstantin S Sergeev, Valery V Piven
Purpose: The relevance of the problem is caused by an increase in the number of spine-related diseases among children, including scoliosis. Currently, there are no methodologies for the treatment of scoliosis, which ensure an unambiguous positive result. The purpose of the article is to justify the spinal model as an elastic viscoplastic body for further mathematical modeling of the process of spine correction and search for its optimal conditions. Methodology: The leading approach to the study of this problem is the development of techniques for the surgical treatment of deformities of the vertebral column with the aid of an external fixation device for the spine, providing for a rigid connection of the elements of the apparatus with each other and with the spine...
January 2018: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755233/cervical-lift-up-laminoplasty-with-titanium-basket-plates-after-resection-of-intradural-tumor
#10
Keisuke Shirosaka, Kentaro Naito, Toru Yamagata, Masaki Yoshimura, Kenji Ohata, Toshihiro Takami
Background: Performing cervical laminoplasty after wide laminectomy may be technically demanding. The unique technique of cervical lift-up laminoplasty using titanium basket plates was applied for the reconstruction of cervical laminae after wide laminectomy for the resection of intradural tumors. Materials and Methods: This technical study included 14 cases that could be followed periodically for at least 6 months after surgery. Participants were 8 male and 6 female, with a mean age of 41...
January 2018: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755232/augmentation-of-fenestrated-pedicle-screws-with-cement-in-patients-with-osteoporotic-spine
#11
Mahmoud Abousayed, Joseph Gamal Boktor, Ahmed Maher Sultan, Wael Koptan, Yasser El-Miligui
Background: Backing out and failure of pedicle screws in patients with osteoporosis is becoming a big problem due to wide use of these screws nowadays. Purpose: The aim of this study is to evaluate the purchase of fenestrated pedicle screws augmented with cement in patients with osteoporosis. Study Design: This was retrospective observational study. Patients and Methods: From May 2015 to January 2016, 25 patients with a poor bone stock condition underwent posterior fixation by fenestrated pedicle screws and cement augmentation...
January 2018: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755231/charcot-spinal-arthropathy
#12
REVIEW
Dennis Lee, Nader S Dahdaleh
Charcot spinal arthropathy (CSA) is a rare progressive disorder of vertebral joint degeneration that occurs in the setting of any condition characterized by decreased afferent innervation with loss of deep pain and proprioceptive sensation in the vertebral column. While surgical circumferential arthrodesis remains the most effective treatment modality, it is associated with multiple complications, including hardware construct failure. This manuscript represents an up-to-date narrative review of the treatment of CSA, its associated complications, and complication prevention...
January 2018: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755230/scoliosis-conservative-treatment-a-review-of-literature
#13
REVIEW
Mohammad Taghi Karimi, Timon Rabczuk
Background: Scoliosis is defined as lateral curvature of the spine which is also associated with a change in the curves in sagittal plane and vertebral rotation. Various types of conservative treatment approaches have been recommended for the patients with scoliosis. The aim of this review article was to introduce the various methods of conservative treatment which can be used for the patients with scoliosis. Methods: A search was done in some databases including PubMed, ISI Web of knowledge, Google scholar, Ebsco, Embasco, and Scopus...
January 2018: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755229/ossification-of-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-and-cervical-spondylosis-same-cause-same-treatment
#14
EDITORIAL
Atul Goel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403258/easy-method-to-simplify-freehand-subaxial-cervical-pedicle-screw-insertion
#15
Alexander V Burcev, Olga M Pavlova, Konstantin A Diachkov, Galina V Diachkova, Sergey O Ryabykh, Alexander V Gubin
Study Design: Technical note. Objectives: The objective of this study is to check out safety and rationality of standardized and fast tricks to select trajectory of subaxial cervical pedicle screw (SCPS) insertion, based on simple angles to bony landmarks. Materials and Methods: Stage 1 - Computed tomography (CT)-morphometric analysis of C3-C7 vertebrae of ten patients with cervical degenerative diseases. Stage 2 - SCPS insertion in 6 cadavers, according to the developed technique (59 pedicle screws)...
October 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403257/idiopathic-hypertrophic-pachymeningitis-as-a-rare-cause-of-cervical-compressive-myelopathy
#16
Aya Fukuda, Elizabete Punaro, Fábio Rogério, Luciano de Souza Queiroz, Fabiano Reis
The spinal form of idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis (IHP) is a rare condition characterized by a chronic progressive diffuse inflammatory fibrosis of the dura mater, which may evolve to the compression of the spinal cord. We present a case report about IHP focusing on its features in magnetic resonance imaging, which are determined by an intradural extramedullary mass in the cervical spine showing hypointensity on T2-weighted images and peripheral enhancement, causing compression of the spinal cord. Histological analysis showed a nonspecific chronic inflammatory process in dense fibrous tissue...
October 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403256/langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-as-an-unusual-cause-of-back-pain-in-a-child-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#17
Hemaswetha Balachandran, Latha M Sneha, Gopinath Menon, Julius Scott
Low back pain in children and adolescents are usually attributed to mechanical causes and faulty positions. Although most of them are self-limiting, physicians should be aware of the red flag signs that warrant complete evaluation to rule out malignant causes of back pain. As delay in the diagnosis of vertebral lytic lesion may have sequelae in the growing children, pain disproportionate to the signs should have low threshold levels for evaluation. We report a case of 6-year-old boy who presented with worsening back pain...
October 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403255/unusual-cause-of-lumbar-canal-stenosis-in-8-th-decade-of-life-spinal-epidural-lipomatosis
#18
Manoj Phalak, Sukanta Das, Manmohan Singh, Bhawani Shanker Sharma
Spinal Epidural lipomatosis (SEL) is an uncommon condition, usually presents in young and middle aged patients, with male preponderance. Idiopathic SEL is rare, particularly in 8th decade of life. SEL should also be considered as a differential diagnosis in approach of elderly patient presenting with lumbar canal stenosis. Such a case of 77 year old man is presented here.
October 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403254/primary-dorsal-spine-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-in-an-adult-patient-case-report-and-literature-review
#19
Satyashiva Munjal, Amit Srivastava, Shivya Tucker, Neha Bakshi, Sunita Bhalla, V S Mehta
Primary spinal primitive neuroectodermal tumor (psPNET) is a rare entity with few cases reported in literature. We report a case of a 50-year-old female who presented to us with paraplegia and was diagnosed with extradural dorsal spine psPNET. The diagnosis was not suspected at presentation or on radiology but was established on histopathological examination. It is important to distinguish it from central nervous system primitive neuroectodermal tumors and from other spinal tumors since it follows a different clinical course and therapeutic outcome...
October 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403253/the-importance-of-the-occipitocervical-area-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-analysis-of-a-cohort-of-86-cervical-fractures-in-surgically-treated-patients
#20
Augusto Atilio Covaro, Nodoka Manabe, Lukas Bobinski, Claes Olerud, Yohan Robinson
Study Design: This was a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. Objective: The effect of C0-C1-C2 cervical ankylosis in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is not documented. The objective of this study is to describe the radiological characteristics of the occipitocervical junction in patients with AS operated for a cervical fracture and to correlate them with their clinical evolution. Materials and Methods: Analysis of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) treated in a single institution of a cervical vertebral fracture between 2007 and 2014 who were prospectively followed through the SWESPINE registry...
October 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
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