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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319997/intradiscal-glucocorticoid-injection-for-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-associated-with-active-discopathy-a-randomized-trial
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Christelle Nguyen, Isabelle Boutron, Gabriel Baron, Katherine Sanchez, Clémence Palazzo, Raphaël Benchimol, Guillaume Paris, Étienne James-Belin, Marie-Martine Lefèvre-Colau, Johann Beaudreuil, Jean-Denis Laredo, Anne Béra-Louville, Anne Cotten, Jean-Luc Drapé, Antoine Feydy, Philippe Ravaud, François Rannou, Serge Poiraudeau
Background: Active discopathy is associated with a specific phenotype of chronic low back pain (LBP). Local inflammation has a role in active discopathy-associated symptoms. Objective: To assess the efficacy of a single glucocorticoid intradiscal injection (GC IDI) in patients with chronic LBP with active discopathy. Design: Prospective, parallel-group, double-blind, randomized, controlled study. (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT00804531). Setting: 3 tertiary care centers in France...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319497/vertebral-hemangioma-mimicking-bone-metastasis-in-68ga-psma-ligand-pet-ct
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Carlos Artigas, François-Xavier Otte, Marc Lemort, Roland van Velthoven, Patrick Flamen
Ga-PSMA PET/CT was performed in a 68-year-old man to evaluate recurrent prostate cancer due to elevated serum prostate-specific antigen level. Images showed a focal uptake in the prostatic gland, suggesting local relapse, and an intense uptake in the 12th thoracic vertebra, with no morphological abnormalities in CT slices. In order to confirm extraprostatic disease and before radiotherapy planning, a full-spine MRI was performed, resulting with the morphological pattern of a vertebral hemangioma. Hystological analysis confirmed the local relapse in the prostate...
March 17, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317447/intraspinal-bronchogenic-cyst-series-of-case-reports-and-literature-review
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Xueying Ma, Wenfei Li, Chen Niu, Fengli Liang, Liping Guo, Tahir Mehmood Shakir, Ming Zhang
PURPOSE: Spinal bronchogenic cysts (SBCs) are rare congenital lesions. The clinical and imaging characteristics and treatment of SBCs are not well known. We studied three cases of SBCs retrospectively, which were registered in our department and analyzed eight case reports which were all published in English, focusing on providing a deeper knowledge of SBCs. METHODS: Three patients with SBCs registered in our department were retrospectively reviewed. Eight reported SBCs cases published from 1992 to 2015 were enrolled in our study...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306628/pediatric-spinal-cord-injury-without-radiographic-abnormality-in-the-era-of-advanced-imaging
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Caitlin A Farrell, Megan Hannon, Lois K Lee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review describes the current evidence on pediatric spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality (SCIWORA) with attention to the definition, epidemiology, and clinical presentation of the condition, as well as common MRI findings, management strategies, and outcomes. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent literature demonstrates that with more widespread MRI use, our understanding of SCIWORA has improved. The new literature, although still limited, provides a more granular conceptualization of patterns of injury as well as potential prognostic stratification of patients based on MRI findings...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304101/the-value-of-prenatal-ultrasonographic-diagnosis-of-diastematomyelia
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Qiuju Wei, Ailu Cai, Xintian Wang, Xiaoguang Wang, Limei Xie
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the value of prenatal ultrasonographic diagnosis of diastematomyelia, and to provide a basis for the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of fetal diastematomyelia. METHODS: Four fetuses with suspected diastematomyelia based on prenatal ultrasonography are presented. Detailed prenatal ultrasonography was performed to examine spinal cord abnormalities. The region of interest-based spine sagittal plane was defined and 3D volumetric scans were performed, as needed...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301537/dedifferentiated-chondrosarcoma-radiological-features-prognostic-factors-and-survival-statistics-in-23-patients
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Chenglei Liu, Yan Xi, Mei Li, Qiong Jiao, Huizhen Zhang, Qingcheng Yang, Weiwu Yao
BACKGROUND: Dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma is a rare, highly malignant tumor with a poor survival. There are many confusing issues concerning the imaging feature that can facilitate early diagnosis and the factors that might be related to outcomes. METHODS: Twenty-three patients with dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma confirmed by pathology were retrospectively reviewed from 2008 to 2015. The patients' clinical information, images from radiographs (n = 17), CT (n = 19), and MRI (n = 17), histological features, treatment and prognosis were analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298841/etiological-profile-of-noncompressive-myelopathies-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-northeast-india
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Ashok Kumar Kayal, Munindra Goswami, Marami Das, Lakhshya Jyoti Basumatary, Suvorit Subhas Bhowmick, Baiakmenlang Synmon
BACKGROUND: The discovery of antibodies against aquaporin-4 and evolving concepts of noncompressive myelopathies in the 21(st) century have made a major impact on the etiological profile of these diseases, with few cases turning out to be idiopathic. OBJECTIVE: To find causes of noncompressive myelopathy in a tertiary care hospital of Northeast India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An observational study was carried out in the Neurology Department of Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati, from September 2013 to February 2016...
January 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293486/sacral-insufficiency-fractures-recognition-and-treatment-in-patients-with-concurrent-lumbar-vertebral-compression-fractures
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Jesse Hatgis, Michelle Granville, Robert E Jacobson, Aldo Berti
INTRODUCTION: In reviewing a larger group of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs), we found that the overall incidence of sacral insufficiency fractures (SIFs) is higher than commonly reported values. This is especially seen in patients with previous or concurrent lumbar VCFs and also in a subgroup that had lumbar stenosis or hip arthroplasty. The altered biomechanics due to associated lumbar stenosis or hip arthroplasty lead to increased mechanical stress on already weakened and deficient sacral alae, which are more vulnerable to osteoporotic weakening than other parts of the sacrum...
February 2, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291642/chitosan-dextran-gel-as-an-anti-adhesion-agent-in-a-postlaminectomy-spinal-sheep-model
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Sukanya Rajiv, Amanda Drilling, Ahmed Bassiouni, Marguerite Harding, Craig James, Simon Robinson, Steve Moratti, Peter-John Wormald
INTRODUCTION: Post-operative peridural adhesions increase morbidity after neurosurgical procedures. Aim of this study is to assess safety and efficacy of Chitosan-Dextran (CD) gel as an anti-adhesion agent in a spinal laminectomy sheep model. METHODS: Eighteen sheep were used in this study with 6 animals in each treatment arm (namely, CD gel, Gelfoam paste and normal saline control). Posterior lumbar laminectomy was performed in all animals and the dura was exposed intact...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291179/the-influence-of-direct-inoculation-of-propionibacterium-acnes-on-modic-changes-in-the-spine-evidence-from-a-rabbit-model
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Zhi Shan, Xuyang Zhang, Shengyun Li, Tianming Yu, Maiwulanjiang Mamuti, Fengdong Zhao
BACKGROUND: Modic changes (inflammatory-like changes visible on magnetic resonance imaging [MRI] scans of a vertebral end plate) are common and are associated with low back pain, but their origin is unclear. To our knowledge, there have been no previous in vivo animal models of Modic changes. We hypothesized that Modic changes may be related to Propionibacterium acnes. METHODS: Ten New Zealand White rabbits were injected percutaneously with 1 mL of P. acnes (1.6 × 10 colony forming units/mL) into the subchondral bone superior to the L4-L5 and L5-L6 discs; 10 other control rabbits received sham injections at L4-L5 and 1 mL of normal saline solution (vehicle) at L5-L6...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288466/quantitative-assessment-of-trunk-muscles-involvement-in-patients-with-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1-using-a-whole-body-muscle-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Donghwi Park, Jin-Sung Park
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the pattern of trunk muscles involvement through a muscle MRI, in relation to the clinical data of patients diagnosed with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with DM1 who visited the neurology department were enrolled (n = 19). In all patients, the fatty degeneration of the muscle MRI in the lower cervical, upper thoracic, middle thoracic, and lumbosacral spine extensor muscle group and trunk flexor muscle group was evaluated...
March 14, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288046/fdg-pet-ct-in-pediatric-neurolymphomatosis
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Carole de Vaugelade, Henri de Clermont-Gallerande, Marie Meyer, Aude My Duyen Tiphaine, Alice Benjamin, Stephane Ducassou, Jean-François Chateil, Philippe Fernandez
An 8-year-old girl presented with back and leg pain and left arm and leg paresis. Lumbar puncture was suggestive of lymphocytic meningitis without identified organism. A second lumbar puncture demonstrated a large number of lymphoid B cells, with positive immunohistochemical staining for CD20 and CD25, proving the diagnosis of neurolymphomatosis. Brain and spine MRI demonstrated involvement of cervical and lumbosacral nerve roots. FDG PET/CT showed multiple bone metastases in addition to nerve involvement. Postchemotherapy FDG PET/CT demonstrated complete metabolic response...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279989/fluid-signal-structures-in-the-cervical-spinal-cord-on-mri-anterior-median-fissure-versus-central-canal
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T A Tomsick, E Peak, L Wang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hyperintense fluid-signal anterior median fissure and hyperintense foci resembling the central canal are seen on cervical spine axial T2 MR imaging. They may also be associated with a channel-like T2-hyperintense craniocaudad line on sagittal images. We hypothesized that the hyperintense foci and the sagittal line may represent the base of the anterior median fissure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this exploratory study, 358 cervical MR images were analyzed for recording and comparing the incidence/numbers of hyperintense foci, anterior median fissure, and sagittal line as hyperintense foci, anterior median fissure, and sagittal line per patient when present alone or together, both with and without the sagittal line...
March 9, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274482/clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-bone-sarcoidosis
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Ying Zhou, Elyse E Lower, Huiping Li, Yolanda Farhey, Robert P Baughman
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of bone sarcoidosis in the United States. METHODS: Patients with bone sarcoidosis were identified and matched to sarcoidosis patients based on race, gender, and age. Detailed characteristics were obtained by medical record review. RESULTS: A total of 64 patients with bone sarcoidosis were enrolled in this study. The female:male ratio was 1.46:1 and the white:black ratio was 3:1...
February 10, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263890/the-prevalence-of-spinal-epidural-lipomatosis-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Nina C Theyskens, Nuno Rui Paulino Pereira, Stein J Janssen, Christopher M Bono, Joseph H Schwab, Thomas D Cha
BACKGROUND: Spinal epidural lipomatosis (SEL) refers to an excessive accumulation of fat within the epidural space. It can be idiopathic or secondary, resulting in significant morbidity. The prevalence of SEL, including idiopathic and secondary SEL, and its respective risk factors are poorly defined. PURPOSE: We sought to: (1) assess the prevalence of SEL among patients who underwent a dedicated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the spine-including incidental SEL (ie, SEL without any spine-related symptoms), SEL with spine-related symptoms, and symptomatic SEL (ie, with symptoms specific for SEL); and (2) assess factors associated with overall SEL and subgroups...
March 3, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263827/a-fast-method-for-the-quantification-of-fat-fraction-and-relaxation-times-comparison-of-five-sites-of-bone-marrow
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Caroline Le Ster, Jérémy Lasbleiz, Stephan Kannengiesser, Raphaël Guillin, Giulio Gambarota, Hervé Saint-Jalmes
PURPOSE: Bone marrow is found either as red bone marrow, which mainly contains haematopoietic cells, or yellow bone marrow, which mainly contains adipocytes. In adults, red bone marrow is principally located in the axial skeleton. A recent study has introduced a method to simultaneously estimate the fat fraction (FF), the T1 and T2* relaxation times of water (T1w, T2*w) and fat (T1f and T2*f) in the vertebral bone marrow. The aim of the current study was to measure FF, T1w, T1f, T2*w and T2*f in five sites of bone marrow, and to assess the presence of regional variations...
March 2, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259264/mri-screening-in-operative-scheuermann-kyphosis-is-it-necessary
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Baron S Lonner, Courtney S Toombs, Michael Mechlin, Gina Ciavarra, Suken A Shah, Amer F Samdani, Paul Sponseller, Harry L Shufflebarger, Randal R Betz, Burt Yaszay, Peter O Newton
STUDY DESIGN: Patients with preoperative spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies from a prospective multicenter study of operative adolescent Scheuermann kyphosis (SK). OBJECTIVES: To investigate the usefulness of MRI screening in operative planning for SK surgeries. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Neural axis abnormalities in operative SK have not been previously studied with MRI screening, despite its use. METHODS: One orthopedic surgeon and two radiologists evaluated all images retrospectively...
March 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259071/epidural-lipomatosis-with-cauda-equina-syndrome-in-chronic-alcoholic-patient-a-case-report
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Sung-Soo Kim, Dong-Ju Lim
INTRODUCTION: Epidural lipomatosis of the lumbar spine is a rare condition, which is described as the accumulation of fat in the extradural territory. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report the case of a 60-year-old, non-obese, and chronic alcoholic man who was transferred to our spine department with cauda equina syndrome (CES) for 4 months. On magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), spinal epidural lipomatosis (SEL) was confirmed in the multilevel lumbar lesion. A decompression surgery was performed and the patient recovered significantly...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258018/left-sided-varicocele-as-a-rare-presentation-of-may-thurner-syndrome
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J R Stern, V I Patel, D E Cafasso, N B Gentile, A J Meltzer
INTRODUCTION: May-Thurner syndrome (MTS), the clinical sequelae of left iliac vein compression between the right iliac artery and the spine, is an accepted cause of lower extremity edema and venous thromboembolism. It is more prevalent in younger women, and typically presents with left lower extremity symptoms. Atypical presentations such as right-sided symptoms, chronic pelvic pain, and even fatal venous rupture have been reported. Here we describe iliac vein compression presenting as a chronic left-sided testicular varicocele...
February 28, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254602/evaluation-of-a-traumatic-vertebral-artery-occlusion
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Jaclyn J Renfrow, Mark B Frenkel, Matthew S Edwards, John A Wilson
BACKGROUND: Penetrating neck injury occurs in 5-10% of all trauma cases and carries a significant burden of morbidity and mortality (15%). We describe the evaluation and management of a 25 year-old man shot in the neck with occlusion of the left vertebral artery from its origin to C6. This is a case report where medical data was retrospectively analyzed with institutional IRB approval. CASE DESCRIPTION: Neurologic examination revealed paresthesias and dysesthesias in a left C8 dermatomal distribution...
February 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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