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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538856/-an-adolescent-with-lumbosacral-instability-due-to-the-presence-of-a-hydatid-cyst-a-case-report
#1
Miguel Vizcarra, Mijaíl Mujica, Vladimir Sánchez, Paul Méndez
Hydatidosis, caused by Echinococcus granulosus, affects the spinal column in 0.5-2% of all cases, with the sacral column being a rare location typically observed only in adults. The case is reported of a 14-year-old boy from Juliaca (Puno, Peru) who presented with chronic lower back pain and cauda equina syndrome. He was initially attended to in Juliaca, and then transferred to the Hospital Edgardo Rebagliati Martins (Lima, Peru) with a diagnosis of sacral tumor. In magnetic resonance imaging, a multicystic tumor was seen with L5 and S1 lysis and instability...
January 2017: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538805/the-effect-of-epidurally-administered-dexamethasone-with-lignocaine-for-post-operative-analgesia-in-dogs-undergoing-ovariohysterectomy-a-dose-response-study
#2
Larissa Correa Hermeto, Rafael de Rossi, Natalia de Andrade Bicudo, Klebs Tavares Assis, Lucas Latta Escobar, Pedro Santana de Camargo
Purpose: To evaluate the postoperative analgesic and adverse effects of three doses of dexamethasone, administered epidurally in combination with lignocaine, in dogs undergoing ovariohysterectomy (OVH). Methods: Twenty-four female dogs undergoing ovariohysterectomy were pre-medicated with acepromazine and general anaesthesia was induced and maintained with propofol. Animals were randomly allocated into four groups of six. The control group was given lignocaine 2% (LI) and the treatment groups were given lignocaine with either 2 mg dexamethasone (LIDEX2), 4 mg dexamethasone (LIDEX4) or 8 mg dexamethasone (LIDEX8) administered at the lumbosacral epidural space...
April 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534040/elsberg-syndrome-a-rarely-recognized-cause-of-cauda-equina-syndrome-and-lower-thoracic-myelitis
#3
Filippo Savoldi, Timothy J Kaufmann, Eoin P Flanagan, Michel Toledano, Brian G Weinshenker
OBJECTIVE: Elsberg syndrome (ES) is an established but often unrecognized cause of acute lumbosacral radiculitis with myelitis related to recent herpes virus infection. We defined ES, determined its frequency in patients with cauda equina syndrome (CES) with myelitis, and evaluated its clinical, radiologic, and microbiologic features and outcomes. METHODS: We searched the Mayo Clinic medical records for ES and subsequently for combinations of index terms to identify patients with suspected CES and myelitis...
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530134/effect-of-intraoperative-positioning-on-the-diameter-of-the-vertebral-canal-in-cats-during-perineal-urethrostomy-cadaveric-study
#4
Pavel Slunsky, Mathias Brunnberg, Shenja Lodersted, Leo Brunnberg
Objectives The objective of this study was to quantify the changes in the diameter of the vertebral canal in the lumbosacral and sacrococcygeal column (L6-Co2) in cats in dorsal and ventral recumbency, simulating real body positioning during a perineal urethrostomy. Methods Twenty-one male feline cadavers were enrolled in the study. All feline cadavers were evaluated by CT. Examinations were performed with the cadaver in a neutral position and dorsal and ventral recumbency. Sagittal vertebral canal diameters (VCDs) were obtained by measuring the distance between the ventral and dorsal aspects of the vertebral canal in the middle of the intervertebral space...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528897/lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-at-the-lumbosacral-junction
#5
Timothy L T Siu, Kainu Lin
Due to the obstruction of the iliac crest and the retroperitoneal vessels, lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) is generally considered contraindicated at the lumbosacral junction (LSJ). In particular the 'rise' of the psoas from the vertebral column in the lower lumbar segments has been associated with significant overlap of the lumbar plexus with the vertebral body and exclusion of a safe transpsoas entry. However in selected individuals anatomical variations may help circumvent the difficulties and the anatomical corridor posterior to the lumbar plexus may provide an alternative to the conventional anterior approach...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520565/use-of-a-tilting-orthopedic-fracture-table-to-facilitate-proper-patient-positioning-during-intrathecal-neurolysis-with-hyperbaric-phenol-a-case-report
#6
Nathaniel H Loo, Gerald Matchett
We describe the case of a 41-year-old woman with metastatic cervical cancer and a large mass eroding into the pelvis and left lumbosacral plexus. The patient had intractable left lower extremity pain refractory to standard therapies, and she elected to undergo intrathecal neurolysis. A diagnostic intrathecal block was performed at the T11-12 interspace followed by intrathecal neurolysis with 6% phenol in glycerin on a subsequent date. During both procedures, we used a tilting radiolucent orthopedic fracture table to maintain strict left lateral-supine positioning...
May 17, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508761/posterior-branches-of-lumbar-spinal-nerves-part-ii-lumbar-facet-syndrome-pathomechanism-symptomatology-and-diagnostic-work-up
#7
Katarzyna Kozera, Bogdan Ciszek, Paweł Szaro
Posterior branches of the lumbar spinal nerves are the anatomic substrate of pain in the lower back, sacrum and the gluteal area. Such pain may be associated with various pathologies which cause pain in the posterior branches of the lumbar spinal nerves due to entrapment, mechanical irritation or inflammatory reaction and/or degeneration. The posterior branches are of significant functional importance, which is related to the function of the structures they supply, including facet joints, which are the basic biomechanical units of the spine...
April 12, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506346/-role-of-short-latency-somatosensory-evoked-potential-in-the-diagnosis-of-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy
#8
Rui-Di Sun, Bing Fu, Jun Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of short-latency somatosensory evoked potential (SSEP) in the diagnosis of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). METHODS: A total of 48 children with a confirmed or suspected CIDP and 40 healthy children were enrolled. Nerve electrophysiological examination and/or SSEP examination was performed (the children in the healthy control group only underwent SSEP examination). Four-lead electromyography was used for nerve electrophysiological examination, including at least 4 motor nerves and 2 sensory nerves...
May 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505319/spinal-cord-ischaemia-after-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
#9
Kayoko Natsume, Norihiko Shiiya, Katsushi Yamashita, Naoki Washiyama
We report the case of a patient who developed paraparesis 2 days after endovascular aneurysm repair for a right common iliac aneurysm. The patient had undergone thoracic endovascular aortic repair. The left subclavian artery was occluded, but the left internal iliac artery was preserved. The patient fully recovered from the paralysis within 3 months. This case illustrates the importance of collateral blood supply to the spinal cord from the lumbosacral region, especially when other sources are occluded.
May 12, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503316/recovery-of-supraspinal-control-of-leg-movement-in-a-chronic-complete-flaccid-paraplegic-man-after-continuous-low-frequency-pelvic-nerve-stimulation-and-fes-assisted-training
#10
Marc Possover, Axel Forman
INTRODUCTION: More than 30 years ago, functional electrical stimulation (FES) was developed as an orthotic system to be used for rehabilitation for SCI patients. In the present case report, FES-assisted training was combined with continuous low-frequency stimulation of the pelvic somatic nerves in a SCI patient. CASE PRESENTATION: We report on unexpected findings in a 41-year-old man with chronic complete flaccid paraplegia, since he was 18 years old, who underwent spinal stem cell therapy and a laparoscopic implantation of neuroprosthesis (LION procedure) in the pelvic lumbosacral nerves...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495521/efficacy-of-local-glucocorticoid-after-local-anesthetic-in-bertolotti-s-syndrome-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-trial
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Joëlle Glémarec, Stéphane Varin, Céline Cozic, Gilles Tanguy, Christelle Volteau, Philippe Montigny, Benoît Le Goff, Christelle Darrieutort Laffite C, Yves Maugars, Grégoire Cormier
OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of local injection of a local anesthetic with a glucocorticoid versus a local anesthetic with saline to treat low back pain due to lumbosacral transitional vertebras (LSTV) with a pseudoarticulation. METHODS: A randomized placebo-controlled double-blind study was conducted in patients with unilateral low back pain ascribed clinically to LSTV. Patients were randomized to lidocaine plus saline (LS group) or lidocaine plus cortivazol (LC group) injected locally under computed tomography guidance...
May 8, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487040/immediate-postpartum-neurological-deficits-in-the-lower-extremity-a-prospective-observational-study
#12
A Richards, T McLaren, M J Paech, E A Nathan, E Beattie, N McDonnell
BACKGROUND: Neurological deficits noted immediately after childbirth are usually various obstetric neuropathies, but prospective studies are limited. The main study aim was to quantify and describe immediate postpartum neurological deficits of the lower extremity, including the buttocks. METHODS: A prospective observational study of postpartum women delivering in a single maternity hospital during three months of 2016. Among 1147 eligible women, 1019 were screened for symptoms of lower extremity numbness or weakness within eight to 32hours of delivery...
April 8, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484526/spinal-injury-resulting-from-car-accident-focus-to-prevention
#13
Esmaeil Fakharian, Mahdi Mohammadzadeh, Hamid Reza Saberi, Mohammad Reza Fazel, Mohsen Rejali, Hossein Akbari, Azadeh Sadat Mirzadeh, Javad Mohammadzadeh
AIM: To determine and compare the patterns of spinal injury in car occupants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective cross-sectional study enrolling all patients with spinal fracture after car accidents, who were admitted to hospital more than 24 h during 2004-2009. RESULTS: The lumbosacral spine was the most commonly involved region (64.8). Six patients had spinal cord injury (6.6%). The majority of the victims were drivers of the vehicle (86...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481388/minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-with-percutaneous-bilateral-pedicle-screw-fixation-for-lumbosacral-spine-degenerative-diseases-a-retrospective-database-of-40-consecutive-treated-cases-and-literature-review
#14
Daniele Francesco Millimaggi, Valerio DI Norcia, Sabino Luzzi, Tommaso Alfiero, Renato Juan Galzio, Alessandro Ricci
AIM: To report our results about minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF) with bilateral pedicle screw fixation, in patients with degenerative lumbosacral spine disease. To describe the indications, surgical technique and results of a consecutive series of 40 patients undergone MI-TLIF. Despite the limited number of clinical studies, published data suggest tremendous potential advantages of this technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty patients with radiological findings of degenerative lumbosacral spine disease were undergone MI-TLIF between July 2012 and January 2015...
April 12, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481045/pre-and-postoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-findings-in-patients-treated-with-laparoscopic-sacrocolpopexy-is-it-a-safe-procedure-for-all-patients
#15
Dimitrios Zacharakis, Themos Grigoriadis, Charis Bourgioti, Eleni Pitsouni, Athanasios Protopapas, Lia A Moulopoulos, Stavros Athanasiou
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy (LSCP) is a reference operation for apical compartment prolapse repair. Aim of this study is to describe the early and midterm postoperative MRI findings of the lumbosacral region (LSR) in patients undergoing LSCP and to detect any imaging changes that the presence of the mesh may cause on patients with preexisting degenerative disease of the LSR. METHODS: Patients with POP-Q grade III and IV uterovaginal or vaginal vault prolapse who were considered eligible for LSCP were invited to participate...
May 8, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479779/ureteric-injury-after-lumbosacral-microdiscectomy-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#16
Nitin Garg, Pankaj Panwar, Sudheer Kumar Devana, S M Ravi Mohan, A K Mandal
Microdiscectomy is considered a very safe procedure with few serious complications. Ureteric injury following microdiscectomy is rarely reported in the literature. We report a rare case of iatrogenic ureteric injury following L5-S1 microdiscectomy for prolapsed intervertebral disc which was detected early and managed in time.
April 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479457/primary-endovascular-repair-of-ilio-caval-injury-encountered-during-anterior-exposure-spine-surgery-evolution-of-the-paradigm
#17
Patrick Bonasso, Brandon P Lucke-Wold, Alex d' Audiffret, Lakshmikumar Pillai
OBJECTIVE: Rates of major venous injury are now being reported at between 1-15%. Risk factors for injury include previous spine surgery, level of exposure, and number of retractors used. To review and describe the evolution of our use of stent grafts for repair of life-threatening ilio-caval injuries encountered during anterior exposure Lumbosacral (L-S) spine surgery- from rescue utilization after failed direct repair to preferred modality using occlusion balloons and covered stents akin to the modern management of the ruptured AAA with EVAR...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476112/does-a-deep-seated-l5-vertebra-position-with-respect-to-the-iliac-crests-affect-the-accuracy-of-percutaneous-pedicle-screw-placement-at-lumbosacral-junction
#18
Jing Guo, Lianjin Guo, Juzhou Gao, Qinjie Ling, Zhixun Yin, Erxing He
BACKGROUND: Significant prominence of iliac crests with a deep seated L5 vertebra can potentially interfere with the screw trajectory when placing percutaneous pedicle screws (PPS) at the lumbosacral segment. The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of L5 position in relation to the iliac crests on the accuracy of percutaneous placement of lumbosacral pedicle screws. METHODS: From Oct 2012 to Sep 2014, 54 patients who underwent PPS placement at L5-S1 segment were recruited...
May 5, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473078/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-plexopathy
#19
Julie Bykowski, Joseph M Aulino, Kevin L Berger, R Carter Cassidy, Asim F Choudhri, A Tuba Kendi, Claudia F E Kirsch, Michael D Luttrull, Aseem Sharma, Vilaas S Shetty, Khoi Than, Christopher J Winfree, Rebecca S Cornelius
MRI without and with contrast is the most accurate imaging method to determine whether a process is intrinsic or extrinsic to a nerve of the brachial or lumbosacral plexus. However, there are no Current Procedural Terminology codes to correspond to imaging studies of the brachial or lumbar plexus discretely. This assessment uses "MRI of the brachial plexus" or "MRI of the lumbosacral plexus" as independent entities given that imaging acquisition for the respective plexus differs in sequences and planes compared with those of a routine neck, chest, spine, or pelvic MRI, yet acknowledges the potential variability of ordering practices across institutions...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469043/prospective-evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-mechanical-stability-and-response-to-palliative-radiotherapy-for-symptomatic-spinal-metastases
#20
Joanne M van der Velden, Anne L Versteeg, Helena M Verkooijen, Charles G Fisher, Edward Chow, F Cumhur Oner, Marco van Vulpen, Lorna Weir, Jorrit-Jan Verlaan
BACKGROUND: A substantial number of patients with spinal metastases experience no treatment effect from palliative radiotherapy. Mechanical spinal instability, due to metastatic disease, could be associated with failed pain control following radiotherapy. This study investigates the relationship between the degree of spinal instability, as defined by the Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score (SINS), and response to radiotherapy in patients with symptomatic spinal metastases in a multi-institutional cohort...
May 3, 2017: Oncologist
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