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Odontoid fracture

I S Lvov, A A Grin', M A Nekrasov, A Yu Kordonskiy, A V Sytnik
Compression of the caudal medulla oblongata and ventral portions of the spinal cord is the most dangerous complication of atlanto-axial dislocation (AAD). AIM: The study objective was to improve surgical management of patients with ventral compression of the spinal cord in the setting of AAD of various genesis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We analyzed treatment outcomes in 250 patients with C1 and C2 injuries and diseases for the period between 2002 and 2016. Persistent ventral compression of the neural structures in the setting of AAD was detected in 34 (13...
2018: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
Stephen Clark, Alysa Nash, Mark Shasti, Luke Brown, Julio J Jauregui, Katherine Mistretta, Eugene Koh, Kelley Banagan, Steven Ludwig, Daniel Gelb
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study OBJECTIVE.: To assess 30-day and one-year mortality rates as well as the most common complications associated with posterior C1-2 fusion in an octogenarian cohort. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Treatment of unstable type II odontoid fractures in elderly patients can present challenges. Recent evidence indicates in patients older than 80 years, posterior C1-2 fusion results in improved survival as compared to other modes of treatment...
March 13, 2018: Spine
W D Liang, Z L Ren, J Sheng, J Wang, Abulizi Yakefu, W B Sheng
Objective: To discuss the surgical treatment and its effectiveness of odontoid fracture complicated with atlantoaxial dislocation in children with spinal cord injury. Methods: From January 2010 to December 2014, 10 cases of children under 14 years old, with intractable odontoid fracture with atlantoaxial dislocation were enrolled. The mean duration between injury and admission was 8.5 d (range 1-30 d). The surgery was performed using posterior reduction and internal fixation or anterior release combined with posterior fixation...
February 27, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Xiao Zhu, Kelly N Evans, Areeg El-Gharbawy, Jonathan Y Lee, Jack E Brooker, Noel Jabbour, Elizabeth C Tyler-Kabara, Suneeta Madan-Khertarpal, Joseph E Losee, Jesse A Goldstein
Pierre Robin Sequence (PRS) can be associated with skeletal dysplasias, presenting with craniocervical instability and devastating spinal injury if unrecognized. The authors present the case of an infant with PRS and a type II collagenopathy who underwent multiple airway-securing procedures requiring spinal manipulation before craniocervical instability was identified. This resulted in severe cervical cord compression due to odontoid fracture and occipitoatlantoaxial instability. This case highlights the importance of early cervical spine imaging and cautious manipulation in infants with PRS and suspected skeletal dysplasia...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
C N Osuafor, B Smith, N El-Kininy, C Donegan
Dysphagia is a risk factor for adverse health outcomes like aspiration, recurrent chest infections and malnutrition. Here, we describe a case of an 82-year-old lady who presented with a two-month history of dysphagia after an anterior odontoid screw fixation for a type II odontoid process fracture. This case highlights the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.
December 18, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
Holt S Cutler, Javier Z Guzman, Nathan J Lee, Parth Kothari, Jun S Kim, John I Shin, Dante M Leven, Samuel K Cho
Study Design: Retrospective study. Objective: Anterior fixation of odontoid fracture has been associated with high morbidity and mortality in small, single institution series. Identifying risk factors may improve risk stratification and highlight factors that could be optimized preoperatively. The objective of this study was to determine the 30-day complication rate following anterior fixation of odontoid fractures and to identify associated risk factors among patients in a large national database...
February 2018: Global Spine Journal
Peng-Rong Ouyang, Xi-Jing He, Xuan Cai
Upper cervical fracture-dislocations are series of pathological injuries occurred in occipital, atlas and axis caused by traumatic impact, which often results in severe clinical consequences, such as paraplegia, quadriplegia, and even death. In light of the potential severe clinical outcomes, it is important to define the type of upper cervical fracture-dislocations depending on which the clinician can deal with the disease properly. Owing to its specific anatomical structures, the upper cervical fractures occurr to the unique osseous structures or ligamentous connections always present in predictable patterns...
September 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Kai Shen, Zhongliang Deng, Junsong Yang, Chao Liu, Ranxi Zhang
OBJECTIVE Atlantoaxial instability is usually corrected by anterior and/or posterior C1-2 fusion. However, fusion can lead to considerable loss of movement at the C1-2 level, which can adversely impact a patient's quality of life. In this study, the authors investigated the stability and function of a novel posterior artificial atlanto-odontoid joint (NPAAJ) by using cadaveric cervical spines. METHODS The Oc-C7 regions from 10 cadaveric spines were used for anteroposterior (AP) translation and range of motion (ROM) tests while intact and after destabilization, NPAAJ implantation, and double-rod fixation...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
Amandeep Kumar, Gaurav Varshney, Pankaj K Singh, Deepak Agrawal, Guru D Satyarthee, Poodipedi S Chandra, Shashank S Kale, Ashok K Mahapatra
BACKGROUND: Atlantoaxial spondyloptosis (AAS), which is defined as complete displacement of facets of atlas anterior to the facets of axis such that there is no contact between the 2 articulating surfaces, is an extremely rare manifestation of atlantoaxial instability. The reason for an extreme rarity of traumatic AAS is probably the severity of injury in traumatic AAS that is usually incompatible to life. It represents the most severe form of atlantoaxial dislocation, and complete reduction in such a case presents a real technical challenge because of the interlocking of C1-C2 facets...
February 2018: World Neurosurgery
Atul Goel, Sonal Jain, Abhidha Shah, Abhinandan Patil, Ravikiran Vutha, Shashi Ranjan, Sandeep More
OBJECTIVE: The authors analyze 124 cases with fracture of odontoid process. All patients were surgically treated by posterior atlantoaxial fixation. METHODS: There were 96 male and 28 female patients. The ages of the patients ranged from 12 to 80 years. Apart from Anderson and D'Alonzo type I (6 cases), type II (93 cases) and type III (25 cases), three sub-types of odontoid fractures were included in the classification. In type A (118 cases), there was vertical compression fracture that resulted in malalignment of the fractured odontoid process segments...
February 2018: World Neurosurgery
Lívia Gaspar Fernandes, Alexandre Fogaça Cristante, Raphael Martus Marcon, Tarcísio Eloy Pessoa de Barros Filho, Olavo Biraghi Letaif
PURPOSE: Morphology measures of the odontoid process in children under 12 years old were carried out to demonstrate the viability of anterior internal fixation in this population once their active profile may not be compatible with successful conservative treatment. METHODS: During a 6-month period, 36 tomographic examinations of the cervical spine region that provided visualization of the odontoid process were selected. Group 1 included children between 6 and 9 years of age, and group 2 contained children from 9 to 12 years of age...
February 9, 2018: European Spine Journal
Pedro Fernandes, Joaquim Soares do Brito, Adília Costa, Jacinto Monteiro
INTRODUCTION: The anterior elements of the spine, particularly the odontoid processes, are a rare location for osteoblastomas. Pseudomalignant osteoblastomas are themselves rare histologic types and are also extremely rare in this location. Most osteoblastomas are Enneking stage 2 lesions; less frequently, they can be more aggressive with extra-capsular extension (Enneking stage 3). En bloc resection is recommended for aggressive lesions, but the literature is less clear regarding the approach to stage 2 tumors, particularly those with pseudomalignant histologic features...
January 29, 2018: European Spine Journal
Carlos Almeida, Maria João Freitas, Diogo Brandão, José Pedro Assunção
Female, 85 y.o., weighting 60kg, multiple trauma patient. After an initial laparotomy, an emergent thoracotomy was performed using a bronchial blocker for lung isolation (initial active suction was applied). During surgery, bronchial cuff was deflated, causing a self-limited tracheal blood flooding. A second lung isolation was attempted but it was not as effective as initially. Probably, a lung collapse with the same bronchial blocker was impaired in the second attempt because of the obstruction of bronchial blocker lumen by intraoperative endobronchial hemorrhage...
January 13, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Suomao Yuan, Bin Wei, Yonghao Tian, Jun Yan, Wanlong Xu, Lianlei Wang, Xinyu Liu
BACKGROUND: Recently, the excellent outcomes of temporary fixation of C1-2 without fusion in the treatment of odontoid fracture had been reported. It is still unclear if this technique could achieve the equivalent outcomes as the golden standard technique of anterior screw fixation. The objective of this study is to compare the clinical outcome of two treatments of fresh type II odontoid fracture: anterior cannulated screws fixation (ACSF) versus posterior instrumentation of C1-2 without fusion (PIWF)...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
Ayhan Kaydu, Ebru Tarıkçı Kılıç, Erhan Gökçek, Mehmet Salim Akdemir
Regional anesthesia in the form of combined cervical plexus block is gaining popularity as a technique of choice for cervical spine surgeries, especially for urgent ones. An important advantage is that it allows continuous monitoring of patient's neurological status. The success of the block often depends on accurate placement of the local anesthetic. Landmarks for the block are therefore of great importance. In this case, we aimed to present a 74-year-old man with C4-5 odontoid fracture. We planned to perform a unilateral combined cervical plexus block for anterior cervical instrumentation and fusion (ACIF) operation because of his associated high-risk comorbid disorders...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Antonio A Faundez, Jonathon Richards, Philippe Maxy, Rachel Price, Amélie Léglise, Jean-Charles Le Huec
PURPOSE: To identify risk factors, in 12 patients with junctional breakdown (JBD) after thoraco-sacral fusions and to test a software locating maximal bending moment on full spine EOS images. METHODS: Twelve patients underwent long fusions for lumbar degenerative pathologies. Preop EOS images were compared to first postop EOS showing JBD. Parameters analyzed were: spinopelvic parameters [pelvic incidence (PI), pelvic tilt (PT), sacral slope (SS), sagittal vertical axis (SVA), spinosacral angle (SSA), lordosis, and kyphosis], proximal junctional angle (PJA), odontoid-hip axis angle (ODHA), and CIA...
December 15, 2017: European Spine Journal
Jean-Charles Le Huec, Jonathon Richards, Andreas Tsoupras, Rachel Price, Amélie Léglise, Antonio A Faundez
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to describe the biomechanical theory explaining junctional breakdowns in thoraco-lumbar fusions, by taking the example of vertebral compression fractures. Also, a new angle, the cervical inclination angle (CIA), describing the relative position of the head at each vertebral level, is presented. METHODS: For the CIA, the data were collected from 137 asymptomatic subjects of a prospective database, containing clinical and radiologic informations...
December 14, 2017: European Spine Journal
Majid Reza Farrokhi, Hamid Rezaei, Farnaz Farrokhi
Odontoid fractures are among the rare cervical spine injuries in pediatric population and thus the optimal management of these injuries is controversial. The increasing trend in road traffic accidents and improvement in diagnostic modalities has led to an increased detection of odontoid fractures in pediatric population. We herein report type II odontoid fracture in an 18-month-old girl after falling off the motorcycle leading to hyperextension and flexion injury. She was successfully treated with anterior odontoid screw fixation followed by immobilization with hard collar for 2 months...
November 28, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Sravisht Iyer, R John Hurlbert, Todd J Albert
Odontoid fractures are the most common fracture of the axis and the most common cervical spine fracture in patients over 65. Despite their frequency, there is considerable ambiguity regarding optimal management strategies for these fractures in the elderly. Poor bone health and medical comorbidities contribute to increased surgical risk in this population; however, nonoperative management is associated with a risk of nonunion or fibrous union. We provide a review of the existing literature and discuss the classification and evaluation of odontoid fractures...
November 18, 2017: Neurosurgery
Avital Perry, Christopher S Graffeo, Lucas P Carlstrom, Wendy Chang, Grant W Mallory, Ross C Puffer, Michelle J Clarke
BACKGROUND: Type II odontoid fracture is a highly morbid injury among octogenarians, with 41% 1-year mortality. Our objective was to assess long-term fusion, complication, and survival rates. METHODS: Retrospective review of prospective trauma registry and blinded review of follow-up radiographs. RESULTS: Follow-up cohort included 94 nonoperative and 17 operative patients (median, 52 and 79 months). The operative group had significantly higher rates of repeated surgery for primary treatment failure or complication (1% vs...
February 2018: World Neurosurgery
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