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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748488/association-between-paraspinal-muscle-morphology-clinical-symptoms-and-functional-status-in-patients-with-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
#1
Maryse Fortin, Àron Lazáry, Peter Paul Varga, Michele C Battié
PURPOSE: Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a disabling condition associated with narrowing of the spinal canal or vertebral foramina. Paraspinal muscle atrophy and fatty infiltration have been reported in patients with chronic LBP and disc herniation. However, very few imaging studies have examined paraspinal muscle morphology and composition in patients with LSS. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association of paraspinal muscle size, composition and asymmetry with functional status in patients with LSS...
July 26, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736808/comparative-cranial-ontogeny-of-tapirus-mammalia-perissodactyla-tapiridae
#2
S Rocio Moyano, Norberto P Giannini
Skull morphology in tapirs is particularly interesting due to the presence of a proboscis with important trophic, sensory and behavioral functions. Several studies have dealt with tapir skull osteology but chiefly in a comparative framework between fossil and recent species of tapirs. Only one study examined an aspect of cranial ontogeny, development of the sagittal crest (Holbrook. J Zool Soc Lond 2002; 256; 215). Our goal is to describe in detail the morphological changes that occur during the postnatal ontogeny of the skull in two representative tapir species, Tapirus terrestris and Tapirus indicus, and to explore possible functional consequences of their developmental trajectories...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735380/the-midline-suboccipital-subtonsillar-approach-to-the-cerebellomedullary-cistern-how-i-do-it
#3
Stephan Herlan, Florian Roser, Florian H Ebner, Marcos Tatagiba
BACKGROUND: Lesions lateral to the lower brainstem in an area extending from the foraminae of Luschka to the foramen magnum are rare and include different pathologies. There is no consensus on an ideal surgical approach. METHOD: To gain access to this area, we use the midline suboccipital subtonsillar approach (STA). This midline approach with unilateral retraction of the cerebellar tonsil enables entry into the cerebellomedullary cistern. CONCLUSIONS: The STA offers excellent access with a panoramic view of the cerebellomedullary cistern and its structures and therefore can be useful for a number of different pathologies in the lower petroclival area...
July 22, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725916/cervical-extraforaminal-ligaments-an-anatomical-study
#4
Mehmet Arslan, Halil İbrahim Açar, Ayhan Cömert
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to elucidate the anatomy and clinical importance of extraforaminal ligaments in the cervical region. METHODS: This study was performed on eight embalmed cadavers. The existence and types of extraforaminal ligaments were identified. The morphology, quantity, origin, insertion, and orientation of the extraforaminal ligaments in the cervical region were observed. RESULTS: Extraforaminal ligaments could be divided into two types: transforaminal ligaments and radiating ligaments...
July 19, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723772/anatomic-investigation-of-lumbar-transforaminal-fenestration-approach-and-its-clinical-application-in-far-lateral-disc-herniation
#5
Baoshan Xu, Haiwei Xu, Jean Destandau, Xinlong Ma, Jian He, Qun Xia, Ning Ji, Qiang Yang, Yue Liu, Hongfeng Jiang
Treating lumbar disease at the intervertebal foramina is controversial because we lack an approach providing sufficient exposure and preserving spinal stability. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of the transforaminal fenestration (TFF) approach for treating lumbar disease involving the intervertebal foramina.In the anatomic study of 30 adult cadaveric lumbar spine specimens, the TFF approach was used from L1 to S1. The scope of resection was measured manually and on 3D CT images...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719561/arterial-topographic-anatomy-near-the-femoral-head-neck-perforation-with-surgical-relevance
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Paulo Rego, Vasco Mascarenhas, Diego Collado, Ana Coelho, Luis Barbosa, Reinhold Ganz
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of the vascular supply of the femoral head is crucial for hip-preserving surgical procedures. The critical area for reshaping cam deformity is at the retinacular vessel penetration, an area with ill-defined topographic anatomy. We performed a cadaver study of the extension of the lateral retinaculum near the head-neck junction, distribution of the arterial vascular foramina, and initial intracapital course of these vessels. METHODS: In 16 fresh proximal parts of the femur without head-neck deformities, the deep branch of the medial femoral circumflex artery was injected with gadolinium for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences to identify arterial structures...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713611/vascular-foramina-of-navicular-bone-a-morphometric-study
#7
Vani Prathapamchandra, Praveena Ravichandran, Jayanthi Shanmugasundaram, Anbalagan Jayaraman, Rajasekar Sivaprakasam Salem
The navicular bone is supplied by more than one artery. The knowledge about the vascular foramina is important to understand the pathogenesis and management of navicular fractures. The objective of the present study is to analyze the morphology and morphometry of vascular foramina of dried human navicular bone in Indian population. The study was carried out by using 100 navicular bones (50 right and 50 left) collected from our institute and other medical institutes in and around Puducherry. The bones were macroscopically studied for vascular foramina with respect to its location, number, size, and shape...
June 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691168/phenotyping-of-lumbosacral-stenosis-in-labrador-retrievers-using-computed-tomography
#8
Meenakshi Mukherjee, Jeryl C Jones, Ida Holásková, Raymond Raylman, Jean Meade
Deep phenotyping tools for characterizing preclinical morphological conditions are important for supporting genetic research studies. Objectives of this retrospective, cross-sectional, methods comparison study were to describe and compare qualitative and quantitative deep phenotypic characteristics of lumbosacral stenosis in Labrador retrievers using computed tomography (CT). Lumbosacral CT scans and medical records were retrieved from data archives at three veterinary hospitals. Using previously published qualitative CT diagnostic criteria, a board-certified veterinary radiologist assigned dogs as either lumbosacral stenosis positive or lumbosacral stenosis negative at six vertebral locations...
July 9, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690952/targeted-radiofrequency-ablation-as-an-adjunct-in-treatment-of-lumbar-facet-cysts
#9
Jesse Hatgis, Michelle Granville, Aldo Berti, Robert E Jacobson
Lumbar facet cysts are frequently found in patients with facet degeneration and segmental instability. When the facet cyst is localized in the neural foramina and lateral recess or becomes large, it can cause radiculopathy or neurogenic claudication. These symptomatic cysts are typically treated interventionally with drainage and a corticosteroid injection or attempts via overinflation to rupture the cyst; however, these procedures have a significant recurrence rate (up to 50%) and often need to be repeated or lead to lumbar surgery if unsuccessful...
June 6, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682243/orbit-segmentation-by-surface-reconstruction-with-automatic-sliced-vertex-screening
#10
Tai Chiu Hsung, John Lo, Mei-Man Chong, Tazuko K Goto, Lim Cheung
In segmentation of human orbit in computer tomography (CT) images, traditional approaches are slice-by-slice manual editing or shape interpolation with selected slices interactively. It is not only time consuming, but also inefficient, exhibits inter-operator variability and repeatability problems. In this study, we aim to develop a computational approach to the segmentation of orbits. The first step is to perform Hounsfield unit thresholding to segment the bony structure around the orbit. Then a three dimensional (3D) mesh model is generated...
June 29, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681496/transcutaneous-sacral-nerve-stimulation-for-intraoperative-verification-of-internal-anal-sphincter-innervation
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D W Kauff, T Moszkowski, C Wegner, A Heimann, K-P Hoffmann, T B Krüger, H Lang, W Kneist
BACKGROUND: The current standard for pelvic intraoperative neuromonitoring (pIONM) is based on intermittent direct nerve stimulation. This study investigated the potential use of transcutaneous sacral nerve stimulation for non-invasive verification of pelvic autonomic nerves. METHODS: A consecutive series of six pigs underwent low anterior rectal resection. For transcutaneous sacral nerve stimulation, an array of ten electrodes (cathodes) was placed over the sacral foramina (S2 to S4)...
July 6, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676975/a-comprehensive-review-of-the-foramina-of-luschka-history-anatomy-embryology-and-surgery
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REVIEW
Jaspreet Johal, Phillip Barrett Paulk, Peter C Oakes, Rod J Oskouian, Marios Loukas, R Shane Tubbs
PURPOSE: The purpose of this review is to comprehensively review the foramina of Luschka in regard to their discovery, embryology, anatomy, and surgical relevance. METHODS: This subject review of the foramina of Luschka was composed after conducting a thorough review of the available literature on this topic using PubMed and other primary sources. RESULTS: The foramina of Luschka are paired apertures located in the lateral recesses of the fourth ventricle, within the posterior cranial fossa...
July 4, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660110/assessing-foraminal-stenosis-in-the-cervical-spine-a-comparison-of-three-dimensional-computed-tomographic-surface-reconstruction-to-two-dimensional-modalities
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Adam Schell, John M Rhee, John Holbrook, Eric Lenehan, Kun Young Park
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective radiographic study. OBJECTIVE: The optimal radiographic modality for assessing cervical foraminal stenosis is unclear. Determination on conventional axial cuts is made difficult due in part to the complex, oblique orientation of the cervical neuroforamen. The utility of 3-dimensonal (3D) computed tomography (CT) reconstruction in improving neuroforaminal assessment is not well understood. The objective of this study is to determine inter-rater variability in grading cervical foraminal stenosis using 3 different CT imaging modalities: 3D CT surface reconstructions (3DSR), 2D sagittal oblique multiplanar reformations (2D-SOMPR), and conventional 2D axial CT imaging...
May 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637999/a-morphological-study-of-the-foramina-of-the-mandible-in-the-japanese-macaque-by-cone-beam-computed-tomography
#14
Masataka Sunohara, Yoko Miwa, Iwao Sato
The mandibular canal (MC) contains vessels and nerves in the mandible of the Japanese macaque (JM). The inferior alveolar nerves and vessels of the mandible insert from the mandibular foramen and then run through the MC, the mental foramen and spinal foramen to the outside of the mandible. However, the detailed morphological properties of multiple canals, such as the accessory canal (AC) of the mandible, are unknown in JMs. The purpose of this study was to describe the multiple canals of JMs and to determine the location and analyse the measurements of the JM mandible...
2017: Okajimas Folia Anatomica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631131/endoscopic-treatment-of-adult-idiopathic-obstruction-of-the-foramen-of-monro
#15
Waleed A Azab, Tarek M Alsheikh, Tamer M Elmansoury, Ehab A Abdelnabi
BACKGROUND: Adult idiopathic membranous obstruction of the foramen of Monro is an extremely rare condition that can be effectively treated with endoscopic foraminoplasty. A unilateral or bilateral foraminoplasty is performed if one or both of the foramina of Monro are obstructed, respectively. Endoscopic septum pellucidotomy is usually used in combination with the foraminoplasty. METHODS: The operative chart and video of one of our patients undergoing endoscopic treatment for adult idiopathic membranous obstruction of the foramen of Monro were retrieved from our database and reviewed...
June 19, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626412/congenital-bilateral-c2-transverse-foramina-stenosis-causing-adult-onset-vertebrobasilar-insufficiency-and-posterior-circulation-stroke
#16
Ajeet Gordhan, Catherine Lockhart
Vertebrobasilar insufficiency leading to posterior circulation infarcts caused by congenital hypoplasia of the bilateral transverse foramina at the C2 level, affecting the caliber and flow of the bilateral distal cervical vertebral arteries in an adult, has not been previously reported. A 41-year-old male presented with episodic dizziness for a period of 1 year prior to consultation. Computed tomography angiography of the head and neck demonstrated congenital hypoplasia of the bilateral C2 transverse foramina, with absence of the vertebral arteries in each of the foramina and collateral reconstitution of diminutive intracranial vertebral artery segments...
May 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623335/complex-neuroanatomy-in-the-rostrum-of-the-isle-of-wight-theropod-neovenator-salerii
#17
Chris Tijani Barker, Darren Naish, Elis Newham, Orestis L Katsamenis, Gareth Dyke
The discovery of large, complex, internal canals within the rostra of fossil reptiles has been linked with an enhanced tactile function utilised in an aquatic context, so far in pliosaurids, the Cretaceous theropod Spinosaurus, and the related spinosaurid Baryonyx. Here, we report the presence of a complex network of large, laterally situated, anastomosing channels, discovered via micro-focus computed tomography (μCT), in the premaxilla and maxilla of Neovenator, a mid-sized allosauroid theropod from the Early Cretaceous of the UK...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616681/frequency-and-anatomical-features-of-the-mandibular-lingual-foramina-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Sara Bernardi, Serena Bianchi, Maria Adelaide Continenza, Guido Macchiarelli
Lingual mandibular foramina are peculiar anatomical variations often present on the bone surface of the inferior jaw. These structures host vascular and nervous anastomosis deriving from the branches of the submental artery, lingual artery, and the mylohyoid nerve. Reports pointed out intra-operative massive bleeding accidents during implant interventions occurred in this area. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to summarize quantitatively the features of the lingual foramina on the midline of the inferior jaw...
June 14, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606606/potential-risks-of-using-cement-augmented-screws-for-spinal-fusion-in-patients-with-low-bone-quality
#19
M Martín-Fernández, A López-Herrradón, A R Piñera, F Tomé-Bermejo, J M Duart, M D Vlad, M G Rodríguez-Arguisjuela, L Alvarez-Galovich
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Dramatic increases in the average life expectancy have led to increases in the variety of degenerative changes and deformities observed in the aging spine. The elderly population can present challenges for spine surgeons, not only because of increased comorbidities, but also because of the quality of their bones. Pedicle screws are the implants used most commonly in spinal surgery for fixation, but their efficacy depends directly on bone quality. Although polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA)-augmented screws represent an alternative for patients with osteoporotic vertebrae, their use has raised some concerns because of the possible association between cement leakages (CLs) and other morbidities...
June 9, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589059/undetected-small-accessory-mental-foramina-using-cone-beam-computed-tomography
#20
Joe Iwanaga, Koichi Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Saga, Shogo Kikuta, Yoko Tabira, Sadaharu Kitashima, Christian Fisahn, Fernando Alonso, R Shane Tubbs, Jingo Kusukawa, Koh-Ichi Yamaki
INTRODUCTION: The accessory foramina could not be identified on some imaging modalities such as surface-rendered images. The purpose of this study was to investigate the ability of surface-rendered images in detecting these foramina. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed 20 accessory mental foramina (AMF) in nine mandibles removed from cadavers with cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and assessed in surface-rendered images. All AMF were divided into three groups depending on their visibility...
May 2, 2017: Curēus
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