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Reconstruction of the. Spine

Carles Bosch, Albert Martínez, Nuria Masachs, Cátia M Teixeira, Isabel Fernaud, Fausto Ulloa, Esther Pérez-Martínez, Carlos Lois, Joan X Comella, Javier DeFelipe, Angel Merchán-Pérez, Eduardo Soriano
[This corrects the article on p. 60 in vol. 9, PMID: 26052271.].
2016: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
Jianhua Wang, Yang Lu, Hong Xia, Qingshui Yin
PURPOSE: To investigate a unique procedure of joined transoral and retropharyngeal high cervical approach (JTRC) without mandibulectomy for treating upper cervical neoplasm involving both C2 and C3. METHOD: A 23-year-old male patient had neoplasma involving C2 and C3 that caused pathologic fracture of C2 and bony destruction of C3. The neoplasm excision and cervical spine reconstruction were performed through JTRC approach without splitting up the mandible. In this approach, there were two surgery windows that could be applied in turns by closing or opening the mouth to gain an ideal exposure...
October 18, 2016: European Spine Journal
Chuan-Han Chen, Jeon-Hor Chen, Hung-Chieh Chen, Jyh-Wen Chai, Po-Lin Chen, Clayton Chi-Cheng Chen
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) relies on the ability of medical staff to recognize cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage at the spine. However, difficulties with interobserver discrepancy sometimes occurred while reading magnetic resonance myelography (MRM) because clear image definition was lacking. In this study, we tried to determine which pattern of CSF distribution is more reliable for diagnosis of CSF leakage by using MRM. METHODS: From January 2012 to August 2014, 19 SIH patients and 27 healthy controls (HC) were recruited into our study; 10 of the 19 patients were recovered (SIH-R) after treatment...
October 12, 2016: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
C S Moore, T J Wood, G Avery, S Balcam, L Needler, H Joshi, J R Saunderson, A W Beavis
The use of three physical image quality metrics, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) and mean effective noise equivalent quanta (eNEQm) have recently been examined by our group for their appropriateness in the calibration of an automatic exposure control (AEC) device for chest radiography with an Agfa computed radiography (CR) imaging system. This study uses the same methodology but investigates AEC calibration for abdomen, pelvis and spine CR imaging. AEC calibration curves were derived using a simple uniform phantom (equivalent to 20 cm water) to ensure each metric was held constant across the tube voltage range...
October 7, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Bradley H Stephens, Neill M Wright
Spinal involvement occurs frequently in cases of eosinophilic granuloma (EG), but surgical treatment is limited primarily to those with spinal instability. Involvement of the cervical spine is rare, but primarily occurs in the vertebral bodies, and is normally amenable to anterior corpectomy and spinal reconstruction. The authors describe a 27-year-old man with pathologically proven EG who presented with complete destruction of the C-1 lateral mass requiring spinal stabilization. A titanium expandable cage was used to reconstruct the weight-bearing column from the occipital condyle to the superior articular surface of C-2 from a posterior approach, with preservation of the traversing vertebral artery...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
Hang Feng, Xiangyi Fang, Dageng Huang, Chengcheng Yu, Songchuan Zhao, Dingjun Hao
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Cervical disc arthroplasty has been gradually adopted as an alternative for the treatment of cervical degenerative disease. However, there is a large discrepancy between footprints of currently available cervical disc prostheses and anatomic dimensions of cervical end plates. PURPOSE: This study aimed to accurately and comprehensively quantify the three-dimensional (3D) anatomic morphology of the cervical vertebral end plate and provide a theoretical basis for designing appropriate disc prostheses...
October 3, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Sriram Balasubramanian, James R Peters, Lucy F Robinson, Anita Singh, Richard W Kent
PURPOSE: Based on the structural anatomy, loading condition and range of motion (ROM), no quadruped animal has been shown to accurately mimic the structure and biomechanical function of the human spine. The objective of this study is to quantify the thoracic vertebrae geometry of the kangaroo, and compare with adult human, pig, sheep, and deer. METHODS: The thoracic vertebrae (T1-T12) from whole body CT scans of ten juvenile kangaroos (ages 11-14 months) were digitally reconstructed and geometric dimensions of the vertebral bodies, endplates, pedicles, spinal canal, processes, facets and intervertebral discs were recorded...
October 4, 2016: European Spine Journal
Kanji Mori, Toshiyuki Kasahara, Tomohiro Mimura, Kazuya Nishizawa, Akira Nakamura, Shinji Imai
BACKGROUND: The epidemiology and etiology of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) remain obscure. To date, to the best of our knowledge, there is no study that precisely evaluated the prevalence of thoracic DISH based on computed tomography (CT) data in large number of non-operated cohort with wide age distribution. METHODS: The participants of this study were the consecutive patients who have undergone chest CT for the examination of pulmonary diseases in our institute...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Ali Babashahi, Morteza Taheri
Spinal kyphotic deformity after spinal laminectomy or laminoplasty is more common in pediatric patients than adults. Laminectomy can lead to decreased cartilage growth, anterior wedging and posterior spinal muscle insufficiency which can result in kyphotic deformity. Herein we outline a case report of a child presenting with kyphotic deformity after receiving a spinal laminectomy to treat a penetrating spinal trauma. The 8-year-old male presented with penetrating spinal trauma following a gunshot wound and subsequently underwent L1 laminectomy and thecal sac decompression to remove the foreign body...
March 2016: J Spine Surg
Jean-Claude Bernard, Eric Berthonnaud, Nuria Rodriguez-Martinez, Julie Deceuninck, Emmanuelle Chaleat-Valayer
OBJECTIVE: Three-dimensional imaging was performed to identify if Lenke 1A curves could be reclassified in subgroups to improved orthopedic or surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. It seems that multitude of 3D reconstructions can exist in Lenke 1A curves. With his classification Lenke introduces new parameters in radiographic analysis of idiopathic scoliosis like frontal lumbar and thoracic sagittal modifiers. Scoliosis is defined as a three dimensional deformity in frontal, sagittal and horizontal plane...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Paresh Golwala, Chirag Kapoor, Aditya Merh, Maulik Jhaveri
Tuberculosis (TB) is an emerging disease which affects about one-third of the world's population, especially in developing countries. TB of the spine is the most common type of skeletal TB. Cervical spine TB is rare, constituting 2-3% of all cases of spinal TB. We would like to present an unusual case of tuberculosis of the C1, C2, and C3 vertebrae with neurological deficit and its difficult management. A new method of treatment was done for this patient, which included reconstruction of the odontoid process using a tricortical iliac crest graft that was fixed with an anterior cervical plate...
2016: Curēus
Cheng Hui Yang, Tung-Hsin Wu, Chung-Jung Lin, Yi-You Chiou, Ying-Chou Chen, Ming-Huei Sheu, Wan-Yuo Guo, Chen Fen Chiu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the image quality and diagnostic confidence of reduced-dose computed tomography (CT) of the lumbar spine (L-spine) reconstructed with knowledge-based iterative model reconstruction (IMR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospectively, group A consisted of 55 patients imaged with standard acquisition reconstructed with filtered back-projection. Group B consisted of 58 patients imaged with half tube current, reconstructed with hybrid iterative reconstruction (iDose(4)) in Group B1 and knowledge-based IMR in Group B2...
October 2016: European Journal of Radiology
C Josten, C-E Heyde, U J Spiegl
Treating vertebral body fractures is challenging when there is relevant pre-existing spinal degeneration. Both vertebral body fractures and spinal degeneration are related to the physiological aging process. The increases in both are linked to increases in life expectancy. Several factors promote spinal degeneration and increase fracture risk, such as disc degeneration, spinal imbalance and osteoporosis. The main diagnostic and therapeutic challenge is to identify the sources of pain and to start appropriate therapy...
October 2016: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
Yuanyuan Chen, Yang Liu, Huajiang Chen, Peng Cao, Wen Yuan
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical and radiologic outcomes of 3-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion between a zero-profile (Zero-P) spacer and a traditional plate in cases of symptomatic cervical spine spondylosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Anterior cervical decompression and fusion is indicated for patients with anterior compression or stenosis of the spinal cord. The Zero-P spacers have been used for anterior cervical interbody fusion of 1 or 2 segments...
September 16, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
H Keil, M Kreinest, U Kneser, T Kremer, M Schnetzke, P A Grützner, S Matschke
This article presents the case of a high-grade deformity of the thoraco-lumbar spine. The patient suffered from a sarcoma that was radically resected. Due to adjuvant radiation, the patient suffered from a radiation injury with chronic fistula. In a two-stage approach, the deformity was corrected by a closing-wedge osteotomy of L3 with elongation of the present dorsal spondylodesis (Th10-L4) to Th8 and the iliac bone. Soft-tissue reconstruction was achieved by a free latissimus dorsi flap that was anastomosed to an axillary arterio-venous loop...
September 14, 2016: Der Unfallchirurg
Celia Amabile, Bertrand Moal, Oussama Arous Chtara, Helene Pillet, Jose G Raya, Antoine Iannessi, Wafa Skalli, Virginie Lafage, Nicolas Bronsard
PURPOSE: Muscles have been proved to be a major component in postural regulation during pathological evolution or aging. Particularly, spinopelvic muscles are recruited for compensatory mechanisms such as pelvic retroversion, or knee flexion. Change in muscles' volume could, therefore, be a marker of greater postural degradation. Yet, it is difficult to interpret spinopelvic muscular degradation as there are few reported values for young asymptomatic adults to compare to. The objective was to provide such reference values on spinopelvic muscles...
September 16, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
Michael H Weber, Maryse Fortin, Jian Shen, Bobby Tay, Serena S Hu, Sigurd Berven, Shane Burch, Dean Chou, Christopher Ames, Vedat Deviren
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To assess the subsidence and revision rates associated with different interbody cages following anterior cervical corpectomy and reconstruction. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Different interbody cages are currently used for surgical reconstruction of the anterior and middle columns of the spine following anterior cervical corpectomy. However, subsidence and delayed union/nonunion associated with allograft and cage reconstruction are common complications, which may require revision with instrumentation...
September 10, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
Olga A Maximova, John G Bernbaum, Alexander G Pletnev
BACKGROUND: During recent West Nile virus (WNV) outbreaks in the US, half of the reported cases were classified as neuroinvasive disease. WNV neuroinvasion is proposed to follow two major routes: hematogenous and/or axonal transport along the peripheral nerves. How virus spreads once within the central nervous system (CNS) remains unknown. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Using immunohistochemistry, we examined the expression of viral antigens in the CNS of rhesus monkeys that were intrathalamically inoculated with a wild-type WNV...
September 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Luz M Suarez, Oscar Solis, Carolina Aguado, Rafael Lujan, Rosario Moratalla
Dopamine depletion in Parkinson's disease (PD) produces dendritic spine loss in striatal medium spiny neurons (MSNs) and increases their excitability. However, the synaptic changes that occur in MSNs in PD, in particular those induced by chronic L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA) treatment, are still poorly understood. We exposed BAC-transgenic D1-tomato and D2-eGFP mice to PD and dyskinesia model paradigms, enabling cell type-specific assessment of changes in synaptic physiology and morphology. The distinct fluorescence markers allowed us to identify D1 and D2 MSNs for analysis using intracellular sharp electrode recordings, electron microscopy, and 3D reconstructions with single-cell Lucifer Yellow injections...
September 9, 2016: Cerebral Cortex
Masayuki Nakahara, Kenki Nishida, Shinji Kumamoto, Yasukazu Hijikata, Kei Harada
PURPOSE: To describe the surgical experience of spondylectomy and spinal reconstruction for aggressive vertebral hemangioma (VH) induced at the C4 vertebra. No reports have described surgical strategy in cases covering an entire cervical vertebra presenting with progressive myelopathy. METHODS: A 28-year-old man presented with rapidly progressing skilled motor dysfunction and gait disorder. The Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA) score was 6. Radiography showed a honeycomb appearance for the entire circumference of the C4 vertebra...
September 9, 2016: European Spine Journal
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