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Korean Journal of Neurotrauma

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774200/thickening-ligamentum-flavum-mimicking-tumor-in-the-epidural-space-of-the-cervical-spine
#1
Sung Hyun Bae, Dong Wuk Son, O Ik Kwon, Su Hun Lee, Jun Seok Lee, Geun Sung Song
In patients with tumors and spinal cord lesions, inflammation and tissue infection can result in mass effect detection on imaging. As a result, surgical biopsy procedures are often performed on the lesions. We report a rare case in which the thickening ligamentum flavum (LF) appeared to be a tumor in the epidural space of the cervical spine based on imaging findings. A 52-year-old man visited our outpatient clinic with severe shoulder pain and radicular pain in his right arm that had developed gradually after a traffic accident two months earlier...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774199/malignant-metastasis-misdiagnosed-as-osteoporotic-compression-fracture-a-case-report
#2
Seul Gi Kim, Chang Il Ju, Hui Sun Wang, Seok Won Kim
In cases of vertebral collapse after a trivial injury in elderly patients with severe osteoporosis, it can be a diagnostic challenge to determine whether the cause is a benign compression fracture or malignant metastasis. A 78-year-old male patient was referred to the emergency department for the evaluation of weakness of the left lower limb. He had undergone percutaneous vertebroplasty four months earlier after being diagnosed with L3 osteoporotic compression fracture. He was treated with foraminotomy at the L3-4 level after being diagnosed with foraminal stenosis two months earlier at a spine clinic...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774198/a-rare-cause-of-thoracic-spinal-cord-compression-by-multiple-large-tarlov-cysts
#3
Ahmed-Salem Kleib, Sidi-Mohamed Salihy, Hussein Hamdi, Romain Carron, Outouma Soumaré
Spinal extradural arachnoid cyst (SEAC) is a rare cause of spinal cord compression. Bifocal location of thoracic and sacral SEACs is rarely reported in the literature. We report a case of thoracic spinal cord compression by SEAC associated with asymptomatic multiple sacral Tarlov cysts (TC). The surgical management and postoperative outcome of the patient are discussed. A 34-year-old woman was referred to the hospital for acute thoracic pain with a history of chronic long-standing back pain. She complained of walking difficulties...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774197/paraplegia-following-spinal-cord-contusion-from-an-indirect-gunshot-injury
#4
Khuram Khan, Beatrice Dieudonne, Saqib Saeed, Sara Alothman, Yasir Saeed, Sanjiv Gray
Spinal cord injuries are debilitating and life threatening. Paraplegia due to direct traumatic gunshot injury to the spinal cord is common. The most common cause of spinal cord injury is road traffic accidents. This is followed by spinal cord injury due to a fall from a height. Most of the spinal cord injuries due to gunshot wounds occur as a result of direct traumatic effects. We present a rare case of a 49-year-old male with trauma. He developed paraplegia after a gunshot wound injury to the neck and contusion to the spinal cord, with no direct trauma...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774196/common-carotid-artery-dissection-in-multiple-extracranial-injury-a-case-report
#5
Jin Sang Kil, Mi Kyung Lee, Ki Seong Eom
Traumatic common carotid artery dissection (CCAD) is rare. To our knowledge, only 14 case reports have described traumatic CCAD previously. Here, we report a case of CCAD in a patient with severe trauma. A 50-year-old man was lying on the road after drinking alcohol when a car drove over him. Computed tomography (CT) revealed multiple rib fractures with hemopneumothorax, lung contusion, flail chest, large amount of hematoma with bladder rupture, and fractures on the C6 spinous process, sacral ala, iliac bone, and pubic ramus...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774195/development-of-delayed-acute-subdural-hematoma-after-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-case-report
#6
Soon O Hong, Dong Soo Kang, Min Ho Kong, Se Youn Jang, Jung Hee Kim, Kwan Young Song
We report a case involving the development of a delayed acute subdural hematoma (ASDH) after trauma, with the absence of any abnormal radiological and clinical findings at initial examination. A 54-year-old male visited the emergency department after a minor trauma. The patient only complained of mild headache after head injury. He presented no abnormal findings on neurological examination, and brain computed tomography (CT) did not show any intracranial lesion or skull fractures. However, he developed seizure with disorientation eight hours after trauma, and ASDH with midline shift was found during a follow-up CT...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774194/improper-use-of-thrombolytic-agents-in-acute-hemiparesis-following-misdiagnosis-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
#7
Min Chan Kim, Seok Won Kim
Objective: Acute hemiparesis is often an early presentation of acute ischemic stroke, though it can occur in various disorders. This study aimed to investigate the improper use of thrombolytic agents for patients with acute hemiparesis, following the misdiagnosis of acute ischemic stroke. Methods: We analyzed the clinical and radiological data of nine patients initially misdiagnosed with cerebral stroke in the emergency room from May 2013 to January 2017. All the patients were treated with tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) owing to the presence of acute hemiparesis...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774193/predictable-values-of-decompressive-craniectomy-in-patients-with-acute-subdural-hematoma-comparison-between-decompressive-craniectomy-after-craniotomy-group-and-craniotomy-only-group
#8
Hyunjun Kim, Sang-Jun Suh, Ho-Jun Kang, Min-Seok Lee, Yoon-Soo Lee, Jeong-Ho Lee, Dong-Gee Kang
Objective: Patients with traumatic acute subdural hematoma (ASDH) often require surgical treatment. Among patients who primarily underwent craniotomy for the removal of hematoma, some consequently developed aggressive intracranial hypertension and brain edema, and required secondary decompressive craniectomy (DC). To avoid reoperation, we investigated factors which predict the requirement of DC by comparing groups of ASDH patients who did and did not require DC after craniotomy. Methods: The 129 patients with ASDH who underwent craniotomy from September 2007 to September 2017 were reviewed...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774192/efficacy-of-the-all-in-one-therapeutic-strategy-for-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-preliminary-outcome-and-limitation
#9
Young-Soo Park, Yohei Kogeichi, Yoichi Shida, Hiroyuki Nakase
Objective: Despite recent advances in medicine, no significant improvement has been achieved in therapeutic outcomes for severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). In the treatment of severe multiple traumas, accurate judgment and prompt action corresponding to rapid pathophysiological changes are required. Therefore, we developed the "All-in-One" therapeutic strategy for severe TBI. In this report, we present the therapeutic concept and discuss its efficacy and limitations. Methods: From April 2007 to December 2015, 439 patients diagnosed as having traumatic intracranial injuries were treated at our institution...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774191/traumatic-optic-neuropathy
#10
REVIEW
Sun Young Jang
Traumatic optic neuropathy (TON) refers to optic nerve injury resulting from direct and indirect head and facial trauma. The pathogenesis of indirect TON has not been fully elucidated, and the management of TON remains controversial. In this review article, I review the recent literature regarding TON and discuss how to manage indirect TON.
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201858/thoracolumbar-paraspinal-myonecrosis-after-aortic-dissection
#11
Sung Min Kim, Ki Chang Lee, Sung Hwa Paeng, Se Yeong Pyo, Yong Tae Jung
Thoracolumbar paraspinal myonecrosis can be developed with various etiologies. It can induce compartment syndrome of spinal muscles and cause elevated pressure on back muscles, resulting in severe back pain. Thoracolumbar paraspinal myonecrosis is a very rare disease. There are only a few studies about paraspinal myonecrosis. Here we report a case of a spontaneous thoracolumbar paraspinal myonecrosis in a patient who had asymptomatic abdominal aortic dissection. Through this case, etiologies, clinical features, radiologic findings, and treatment options for thoracolumbar paraspinal myonecrosis are discussed...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201857/a-rare-complication-of-lumbar-spinal-surgery-pneumocephalus
#12
Uğur Özdemir
A 25-year-old male patient with severe thigh and right side pain was presented. In the lumbar magnetic resonance images, there was a contrasting spinal cord tumor image with 1 cm in diameter at the level of the L3 vertebra. The patient was operated and the tumor was totally removed. All the pain of the patient recovered. The patient's postoperative two days were very comfortable and the patient was early mobilized. On the third postoperative day, the patient complained of severe headache, nausea and vomiting...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201856/complete-reversal-of-diffusion-restriction-after-treatment-of-traumatic-carotid-cavernous-fistula
#13
Jeong Hyun Shim, Inbo Han
A 15-year-old man presented with stupor following a motorcycle traffic accident. The patient was diagnosed with a traumatic left carotid cavernous fistula (CCF) with pseudoaneurysm of the left internal carotid artery. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed transiently restricted diffusion in the left centrum semiovale white matter and lower temporo-occipital area extending to the splenium of the corpus callosum, with high signal intensity on diffusion-weighted imaging. On the 35th day of admission, the patient had complete neurological recovery and a follow-up brain MRI revealed complete resolution of the lesions in the left centrum semiovale and splenium of the corpus callosum...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201855/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-after-head-trauma-surgery-in-pediatric-patient-without-any-underlying-disease
#14
Jae Eon Yoon, Cheol Young Lee, Hyun Woo Kim
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a neurological disorder characterized by signs of posterior cerebral edema upon radiographic examination. A 16-year-old girl was involved in motorcycle accident and depressed frontal fracture was presented. She had generalized seizures 3 days after dural repair and fracture reduction. Signal changes was noted on both parietal lobes in the magnetic resonance images and it was completely resolved in 3 months follow-up. We would like to present the case that demonstrated PRES related hypertension after head trauma surgery for cerebrospinal fluid leakage in pediatric patient without any underlying disease...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201854/traumatic-intracerebral-and-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-due-to-a-ruptured-pseudoaneurysm-of-middle-meningeal-artery-accompanied-by-a-medial-sphenoid-wing-dural-arteriovenous-fistula
#15
Jae Won Park, Jong Young Lee
Traumatic pseudoaneurysms of middle meningeal artery (MMA) and medial sphenoid wing dural arteriovenous fistula (dAVF) are rare. These lesions usually result from traumatic brain injury, and associated with skull fracture. In this paper, the authors report a case of a patient with a ruptured traumatic pseudoaneurysm of MMA and medial sphenoid wing dAVF presented with an intracerebral hemorrhage in the left temporal region and subarachnoid hemorrhage. These lesions were completely obliterated by endovascular treatment, and the patient was recovered without any neurologic deficit...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201853/proper-management-of-posttraumatic-tension-pneumocephalus
#16
Jinwon Kwon, Hyoung Kyun Rha, Hae Kwan Park, Chung Kee Chough, Won Il Joo, Sung Hoon Cho, Wonmo Gu, Wonjun Moon, Jaesung Han
Pneumocephalus is commonly seen after craniofacial injury. The pathogenesis of pneumocephalus has been debated as to whether it was caused by ball valve effect or combined episodic increased pressure within the nasopharynx on coughing. Discontinuous exchange of air and cerebrospinal fluid due to "inverted bottle" effect is assumed to be the cause of it. Delayed tension pneumocephalus is not common, but it requires an active management in order to prevent serious complication. We represent a clinical case of a 57-year-old male patient who fell down from 3 m height, complicated by tension pneumocephalus on 5 months after trauma...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201852/chronic-brain-dead-patients-who-exhibit-lazarus-sign
#17
Ji Won Moon, Dong Keun Hyun
Lazarus sign, a complex reflex movement of the upper limbs after brain death, is a rare occurrence. We report two patients who showed a Lazarus sign following a diagnosis of brain death. It has been accepted that cardiac arrest usually occurs within 1 week after brain death; however, the two patients described herein survived for over 100 days after brain death was diagnosed. This report is intended to examine the relationship between the Lazarus sign and long-term survival after brain death, as well as to share our rare experience...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201851/postoperative-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-and-multipunctate-intracerebral-hemorrhages-following-evacuation-of-bilateral-chronic-subdural-hematomas
#18
Won-Bae Seung, Ju Ho Jeong
Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) can be easily treated by burr hole surgery. However, several complications including intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), and acute subdural hematoma are rare after evacuation of a CSDH. A 77-year-old man was admitted with right hemiparesis and dysarthria. A brain computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a bilateral CSDH with midline shifting toward the right side. The patient got the burr hole trephination with the catheters insertion in the both sides of parietal area under the local anesthesia...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201850/remote-hemorrhage-after-burr-hole-drainage-of-chronic-subdural-hematoma
#19
Chang Hyeun Kim, Geun Sung Song, Young Ha Kim, Young Soo Kim, Soon Ki Sung, Dong Wuk Son, Sang Weon Lee
Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) and symptomatic subdural hygroma are common diseases that require neurosurgical management. Burr hole trephination is the most popular surgical treatment for CSDH and subdural hygroma because of a low recurrence rate and low morbidity compared with craniotomy with membranectomy, and twist-drill craniotomy. Many reports suggest that placing a catheter in the subdural space for drainage can further reduce the rate of recurrence; however, complications associated with this type of drainage include acute subdural hematoma, cortical injury, and infection...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201849/concurrent-surgery-of-craniectomy-and-splenectomy-as-initial-treatment-in-severe-traumatic-head-injury-a-case-report
#20
Hyeong Rae Lee, Nam Kyu You, Sook Jin Seo, Mi Sun Choi
It is not a common case for neurosurgery department and the other departments to perform joint operation at the same time. Patients with severe head injury are a condition in which vital signs are unstable due to severe brain swelling and increased intracranial pressure, and emergency surgery is required. A 44-year-old man visited the trauma center with a motorcycle accident. The Glasgow Coma Scale score at the time of emergency department was 3 points, and the pupil was fixed at 6 mm on both sides. His medical history was unknown...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
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