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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910172/imaging-diagnosis-imaging-and-histopathologic-characteristics-of-a-vertebral-hamartoma-in-a-cat
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Frances E Taylor-Brown, Christopher R Lamb, Henny Martineau, Clare Muir, Elsa Beltran
A 9-month-old domestic shorthair cat had progressive ambulatory paraparesis, proprioceptive ataxia, and thoracolumbar hyperesthesia. An extradural mass affecting the left pedicle and lamina of the second lumbar vertebra (L2) causing marked spinal cord impingement was identified in magnetic resonance (MR) images. The mass was predominantly calcified in computed tomographic (CT) images. A hemilaminectomy was performed to resect the mass. Clinical signs were greatly improved at 12-month follow-up. The histopathologic diagnosis was vascular hamartoma...
December 1, 2016: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909638/four-rod-instrumentation-for-treatment-of-charcot-spinal-arthropathy-causing-autonomic-dysreflexia-case-report-and-literature-review
#2
Stephanie Zyck, Gentian Toshkezi, John Pizzuti, Satya Marawar
Late complications of spinal cord injury can include Charcot arthropathy, in which spinal instability occurs as a result of repetitive trauma in the insensate spine. In rare cases, this can present as autonomic dysreflexia. We present the case of a 60-year-old man with longstanding C6 quadriplegia who presented with six months of hypertension, diaphoresis and dizziness. After an extensive workup, the patient's symptoms were attributed to autonomic dysreflexia in the setting of spinal instability from Charcot spinal arthropathy...
October 27, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906739/posterior-vertebral-column-resection-with-intraoperative-manual-retraction-for-the-treatment-of-posttubercular-kyphosis-in-upper-thoracic-spine-or-cervicothoracic-junction
#3
Yuqiao Chen, Guohua Lü, Bing Wang, Lei Li, Lei Kuang
STUDY DESIGN: This is a case-series. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and radiologic outcomes of posterior vertebral column resection (PVCR) for treatment of posttubercular kyphosis in upper thoracic spine and cervicothoracic junction (CTJ). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Surgical management of severe posttubercular kyphosis in upper thoracic spine or CTJ is challenging. A new technique that combines PVCR and intraoperative manual traction in a single procedure, was developed to maximize the correction rate and minimize the risk of dural buckling and spinal cord injury...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904755/paraplegia-caused-by-cerebral-contusions-in-the-bilateral-precentral-gyri
#4
Hideaki Matsumura, Hiroyuki Fujimori, Naoaki Sato, Akira Matsumura
BACKGROUND: Paraplegia is mainly caused by spinal cord disease and rarely occurs due to head trauma. In this report, we describe a case of paraplegia caused by cerebral contusions in the bilateral precentral gyri. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 72-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with mildly impaired consciousness and severe pure motor paralysis in both legs. He was healthy until the morning of the day, but his wife found him injured in front of his house upon returning home...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903485/endovascular-repair-of-thoraco-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-in-high-surgical-risk-patients-fenestrated-and-branched-endografts
#5
E Gallitto, M Gargiulo, A Freyrie, C Bianchini Massoni, R Pini, C Mascoli, G L Faggioli, S Ancetti, A Stella
AIM: To report early and mid-term results of endovascular repair of thoraco-abdominal aneurysms (TAAA) by using of Cook-Zenith fenestrated/branched endografts (FB-EVAR) in high-surgical risk patients unfit for open repair (OR). METHODS: Between January 2012 and April 2015, all the patients with TAAA, considered at high-surgical risk for OR and treated by Cook-Zenith FB-EVAR, were prospectively enrolled. Patients were studied using a thoraco-abdominal computer tomography angiography (CTA) and dedicated software for advanced vessels analysis...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893643/early-percutaneous-dilational-tracheostomy-does-not-lead-to-an-increased-risk-of-surgical-site-infection-following-anterior-spinal-surgery
#6
Chris Kaczmarek, Mirko Aach, Martin F Hoffmann, Emre Yilmaz, Christian Waydhas, Thomas A Schildhauer, Uwe Hamsen
BACKGROUND: Most patients suffering cervical spinal cord injuries require tracheostomy. The optimal timing is still a matter of debate. Previous studies showed that patients receiving early tracheostomy had fewer ventilator days, decreased rates of pneumonia, and were mobilized earlier. Due to the proximity of the anterior approach to the tracheostoma, there is concern about an increased risk of surgical site infection related to tracheostomy. METHODS: Retrospective analysis at a Level 1 trauma center of patient records from 2008-2014, identifying all patients with spinal cord injury who received anterior cervical spinal surgery and had early percutaneous dilational tracheostomy...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887983/method-of-evaluating-respiratory-induced-organ-motion-by-vector-volume-histogram
#7
Hideharu Miura, Shuichi Ozawa, Hideo Kawabata, Yoshiko Doi, Masahiro Kenjou, Kengo Furukawa, Minoru Nakao, Yasushi Nagata
PURPOSE: Published organ motion data have been collected from measurements of a limited number of points within the organ, the centroid, or the edge of the organ. These are derived from the spatial characteristics of respiratory induced motion; however, this approach does not consider non-rigid organ deformation. We propose a novel quantitative method for evaluating respiratory induced organ motion using Deformable Image Registration (DIR). METHOD: Two phases from a 4-dimensional computed tomography (4D CT) dataset at maximum inspiration and expiration were each taken from five patients...
November 22, 2016: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886952/complex-inferior-vena-cava-filter-retrieval-complicated-by-migration-of-filter-fragment-into-the-aorta-and-subsequent-distal-embolization
#8
Erica M Knavel, Michael A Woods, Mark G Kleedehn, Orhan S Ozkan, Paul F Laeseke
In 2005, a 48-year-old man with a spinal cord injury had an inferior vena cava filter placed for recurrent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. He was referred for filter retrieval after a computed tomography scan demonstrated caval stenosis and 2 fractured filter arms, 1 in a pulmonary artery and 1 penetrating into the retroperitoneum and impinging on the aorta. During retrieval, 1 arm was inadvertently advanced into the aorta, and embolization of the arm occurred to the left profunda femoris artery...
December 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886871/update-on-new-imaging-techniques-for-trauma
#9
REVIEW
Lubdha M Shah, Adam E Flanders
Computed tomography (CT) and MRI are complementary imaging modalities for the evaluation of the traumatic spine. Osseous delineation is best assessed with CT, whereas MRI gives superb soft tissue description. Awareness of the strengths and pitfalls of each modality is critical in the accurate interpretation of images. Advances in MR imaging of the spine, particularly of the spinal cord, provide glimpses into to the pathobiological mechanism of spinal cord injury. Innovative techniques relay microstructural information about the integrity of the axons and myelin sheaths...
January 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884463/gated-carbon-ion-scanning-treatment-for-pancreatic-tumour-with-field-specific-target-volume-and-organs-at-risk
#10
Kentaro Miki, Shinichiro Mori, Miho Shiomi, Shigeru Yamada
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of treatment planning for pancreatic tumours subject to respiratory motion using field-specific target volumes (FTV) and field-specific organs at risk (FOAR) using four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT). METHODS: Fourteen pancreatic cancer patients underwent 4DCT. Radiation oncologists contoured the gross tumour volume (GTV), clinical target volume (CTV), spinal cord, duodenum, kidneys, and stomach. The gating duty cycle was set to 30 % around exhalation...
November 21, 2016: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877233/the-impact-of-clinical-stage-on-radiation-doses-to-organs-at-risk-following-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-a-prospective-analysis
#11
Lin Xu, Ji-Jin Yao, Guan-Qun Zhou, Wang-Jian Zhang, Guo-Long Liu, Li-Zhi Liu, Jun Ma, Ying Sun
Background: The development of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) has revolutionized the management of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of clinical stage on radiation doses to organs at risk (OARs) in NPC. Material and Methods: One hundred and forty-eight patients with newly diagnosed and untreated NPC were prospectively enrolled. Based on the anatomic definition and pathogenesis of radiation induced injury, a total of 28 OARs surrounding the nasopharynx were contoured on axial computed tomography (CT) planning images in each patient...
2016: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847133/c1-lateral-mass-screw-insertion-caudally-from-c2-nerve-root-an-alternate-method-for-insertion-of-c1-screws-a-technical-note-and-preliminary-clinical-results
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Keiji Wada, Ryo Tamaki, Mitsuru Yui, Daisuke Numaguchi, Yasuaki Murata
BACKGROUND: C1 lateral mass screw was widely used for fixation of the upper cervical spine. However, massive bleeding from the C1-2 venous plexus is sometimes encountered. In this study, we proposed an alternate method for C1 lateral mass screw insertion, which involves insertion of the screws caudally from the C2 nerve root to reduce bleeding from C1-2 venous plexus. METHODS: Seven patients with atlantoaxial lesions were included in this study. The mean age at surgery was 65...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847080/dumbbell-mimicked-mediastinal-angiomatosis
#13
En-Kuei Tang, Ping-Teng Chu, Yih-Gang Goan, Pin-Pen Hsieh, Jung-Chia Lin
Angiomatosis is a nonneoplastic proliferative vascular lesion, which occurs mostly in diverse soft tissues. We observed a rare case of mediastinal angiomatosis with intraspinal invasion that mimicked a dumbbell tumor in a 63-year-old man with a history of prostate adenocarcinoma. A roentgenogram of the chest showed that the patient had left pleural effusion and a left paraspinal mass, computed tomography disclosed a low-density fusiform lesion over the left paraspinal region, and magnetic resonance imaging confirmed a large posterior mediastinal tumor with T4 intraspinal invasion...
December 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843686/effect-of-spinal-cord-compression-on-local-vascular-blood-flow-and-perfusion-capacity-by-alshareef-m-krishna-v-ferdous-j-aishareef-a-kindy-m-kolachalama-vb-et-al
#14
Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: Different degrees of blood flow/vascular compromise occur with anterior, posterior, or circumferential spinal cord compression/spinal cord injury (SCI). SCI is also divided into primary and secondary injury. Primary SCI refers to the original neurological damage to tissues, whereas secondary injury reflects interruption of normal blood flow leading to further inflammatory response/other local changes which contribute to additional neurological injury. METHODS: The authors developed a quantitative "3-D finite element fluid structure interaction model" of spinal cord blood flow to better document the mechanisms of secondary ischemic damage occurring in the spinal cord anteriorly, posteriorly, or circumferentially...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843681/successful-surgical-strategy-for-a-cervical-hemangioblastoma-case-report
#15
Hideaki Imai, Kazuhiko Ishii, Hirotaka Chikuda, Junichi Ohya, Daichi Nakagawa, Tomomasa Kondo, Seiji Nomura, Masanori Yoshino, Satoru Miyawaki, Taichi Kin, Hirofumi Nakatomi, Nobuhito Saito
BACKGROUND: Hemangioblastomas are hypervascular lesions and hence their surgical management is challenging. In particular, if complete resection is to be attained, all feeding and draining vessels must be occluded. Although most intramedullary spinal cord tumors are treated utilizing a posterior approach, we describe an anterior surgical strategy for resection of an intramedullary cervical hemangioblastoma. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 36-year-old female with a spinal hemangioblastoma located in the anterior cervical spinal cord presented with a long-standing history of motor weakness of the right upper extremity...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843513/bilateral-choroidal-metastases-from-endobronchial-carcinoid-treated-with-somatostatin-analogues
#16
Deborah De Bruyn, Jan Lamont, Erik Vanderstraeten, Simon Van Belle, Elise Platteau, Julie De Zaeytijd, Kristien P Hoornaert
OBJECTIVE: To describe a patient with bilateral multifocal choroidal metastases from an endobronchial carcinoid treated with a somatostatin analogue. METHOD: A 60-year-old woman presenting with photopsia in the left eye underwent an extensive ophthalmic examination, including fluorescein angiography, OCT and ultrasound. RESULTS: Fundoscopy revealed a small retinal tear in the left eye, for which she received laser treatment. In addition, choroidal masses were detected in both eyes...
2016: Open Ophthalmology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843035/consensus-contouring-guidelines-for-postoperative-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-metastatic-solid-tumor-malignancies%C3%A2-to-the-spine
#17
Kristin J Redmond, Scott Robertson, Simon S Lo, Scott G Soltys, Samuel Ryu, Todd McNutt, Samuel T Chao, Yoshiya Yamada, Amol Ghia, Eric L Chang, Jason Sheehan, Arjun Sahgal
PURPOSE: To develop consensus contouring guidelines for postoperative stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for spinal metastases. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Ten spine SBRT specialists representing 10 international centers independently contoured the clinical target volume (CTV), planning target volume (PTV), spinal cord, and spinal cord planning organ at risk volume (PRV) for 10 representative clinical scenarios in postoperative spine SBRT for metastatic solid tumor malignancies...
September 17, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842476/recurrent-neurologic-deterioration-after-conservative-treatment-for-acute-traumatic-central-cord-syndrome-without-bony-injury-17-operative-cases-report%C3%AF
#18
Wenjie Jin, Xin Sun, Jia Wang, Xingzhen Liu, Xiushuai Shang, Hairong Tao, Tong Zhu, Kangping Shen
The mechanisms of late recurrent neurologic deterioration after conservative treatment for acute traumatic central cord syndrome (ATCCS) remained unclear. 17 operative cases sustaining late recurrent neurologic deterioration after conservative treatment for ATCCS were reviewed to investigate the mechanisms. The assessment of neurological status was based on International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI). Gender, age, cause of injury, results of image, conservative treatment and operative data, neurological status on different time points were recorded...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834648/epidural-stimulation-of-rat-spinal-cord-at-lumbosacral-segment-using-a-surface-electrode-a-computer-simulation-study
#19
Qi Xu, Li Kong, Hui Zhou, Jiping He
Clinical research indicates that the epidural spinal cord stimulation (ESCS) at lumbosacral segment has shown potential for promoting locomotor recovery in patients with incomplete spinal cord injury. However, the underlying neural mechanism needs to be determined by animal experiments. In order to refine experimental protocols, we used a finite element simulation to investigate the activation of nerve fibers in a rat spinal cord model. Our model is composed of a volume conductor model from L1 to S2 spinal segments and the McIntyre-Richard-Grill axon model, which is used to investigate the threshold of selected spinal fibers with different diameters at varied locations and predict the neural responses of any target fibers with bipolar electrode configuration...
November 4, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834627/promotion-of-astrocytoma-cell-invasion-by-micro-rna-22-targeting-of-tissue-inhibitor-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-2
#20
Yu-Ichiro Ohnishi, Koichi Iwatsuki, Masahiro Ishihara, Toshika Ohkawa, Manabu Kinoshita, Koei Shinzawa, Yasunori Fujimoto, Toshiki Yoshimine
OBJECTIVE Diffuse astrocytomas (DAs) have a high recurrence rate due to diffuse infiltration into the brain and spinal cord. Micro RNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that regulate gene expression by binding to complementary sequences of target messenger RNA (mRNA). It has been reported that miRNA-22 (miR-22) is involved in the invasion of some cancer cell lines. The aim of this study was to identify the biological effects of miR-22 in regard to the invasion of human DAs. METHODS The authors evaluated whether the level of miR-22 is elevated in human spinal DAs by using miRNA chips...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
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