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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151512/emergency-radiotherapy-for-spinal-cord-compression-due-to-bone-sarcoidosis
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Yoshihito Tanaka, Kageaki Taima, Hisashi Tanaka, Masamichi Itoga, Yoshiko Ishioka, Toshihiro Shiratori, Junichiro Tsuchiya, Hiroaki Sakamoto, Shingo Takanashi, Sadatomo Tasaka
Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory granulomatous disease that is systemic, but bone involvement is uncommon. A 68-year-old man was referred to our hospital complaining of right shoulder pain with numbness. Computed tomography revealed systemic lymphadenopathy and multiple bone lesions. Because malignant lymphoma with a mass lesion protruding into the vertebral canal was considered, he underwent urgent radiotherapy. Thereafter, a needle biopsy of the left parasternal node was performed and showed epithelioid granulomas, confirming a diagnosis of sarcoidosis...
November 20, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147753/defective-wnt-signaling-associates-with-bone-marrow-fibrosis-a-cross-sectional-cohort-study-in-a-family-with-wnt1-osteoporosis
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R E Mäkitie, R Niinimäki, S Kakko, T Honkanen, P E Kovanen, O Mäkitie
This study explores bone marrow function in patients with defective WNT1 signaling. Bone marrow samples showed increased reticulin and altered granulopoiesis while overall hematopoiesis was normal. Findings did not associate with severity of osteoporosis. These observations provide new insight into the role of WNT signaling in bone marrow homeostasis. INTRODUCTION: WNT signaling regulates bone homeostasis and survival and self-renewal of hematopoietic stem cells. Aberrant activation may lead to osteoporosis and bone marrow pathology...
November 16, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142082/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-spinal-and-bulbar-muscular-atrophy
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Robert D Guber, Varun Takyar, Angela Kokkinis, Derrick A Fox, Hawwa Alao, Ilona Kats, Dara Bakar, Alan T Remaley, Stephen M Hewitt, David E Kleiner, Chia-Ying Liu, Colleen Hadigan, Kenneth H Fischbeck, Yaron Rotman, Christopher Grunseich
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and features of fatty liver disease in spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA). METHODS: Two groups of participants with SBMA were evaluated. In the first group, 22 participants with SBMA underwent laboratory analysis and liver imaging. In the second group, 14 participants with SBMA were compared to 13 female carriers and 23 controls. Liver biopsies were done in 4 participants with SBMA. RESULTS: Evidence of fatty liver disease was detected by magnetic resonance spectroscopy in all participants with SBMA in the first group, with an average dome intrahepatic triacylglycerol of 27% (range 6%-66%, ref ≤5...
November 15, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135884/prognostic-factors-and-treatment-of-spinal-astrocytomas-a-multi-institutional-cohort-analysis
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Yingjie Zou, James Sun, Yangying Zhou, Harrison Xiao Bai, Xiangyan Huang, Ranjith Babu, Alessandro Landi, Kap Sum Foong, Zishu Zhang, John Woo, Yongguang Tao, Xuejun Li, Xiangqi Tang, Bo Xiao, Paul Zhang, Li Yang
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis of patients with spinal astrocytoma from multi-institutional data and the literature. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prognostic factors, treatment, and survival of patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Our current understanding of the epidemiology, prognosis and optimal treatment of spinal astrocytoma is limited. The literature is confined to case reports or small institutional case series. METHOD: Patient demographics, tumor characteristics, treatments, and outcomes were extracted...
November 10, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129004/multiple-hereditary-osteochondromatosis-with-spinal-cord-compression-case-report
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Oscar García-González, J Nicolás Mireles-Cano, Natalia Sánchez-Zavala, Miguel A Chagolla-Santillan, Segio M Orozco-Ramirez, Pedro Silva-Cerecedo, Mario Murguia-Perez, Fernando Rueda-Franco
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the report is to describe a patient with hereditary osteochondromatosis and spinal cord compression at the thoracic level. CLINICAL FEATURES: An 8-year-old patient with hereditary osteochondromatosis inherited from his father presented paraparesis in the left foot, leading to complete paralysis in both legs. INTERVENTION: In a CT scan, a bony tumor rising from the posterior wall of the T3 body narrowing the spinal canal, and the MRI spinal cord compression at the same level and the hydrosyringomyelic cavity extended to the conus medullaris; with an anterior thoracic approach to T2-T4, the fibro-cartilaginous tumor was removed, and the stabilization was completed with bone graft and a plate...
November 11, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125440/long-term-outcomes-of-primarily-metastatic-juvenile-pilocytic-astrocytoma-in-children
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Derek Yecies, Paul Graham Fisher, Samuel Cheshier, Michael Edwards, Gerald Grant
OBJECTIVE Primarily metastatic juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma (JPA) is rare, likely representing 2%-3% of all cases of JPA. Due to the rarity of primarily metastatic JPA, there is currently no standard treatment paradigm and the long-term outcomes are not fully known. The goal of this case series was to add to the current understanding of this disease process. METHODS The authors searched a comprehensive database of pediatric patients with brain and spinal cord tumors treated at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital from 1997 to 2016 and identified 5 patients with primarily metastatic JPA...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100675/skull-base-plasmacytoma-a-unique-case-of-poems-syndrome-with-a-plasmacytoma-causing-craniocervical-instability
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Hannah Gilder, Meghan E Murphy, Mohammed Ali Alvi, Panagiotis Kerezoudis, Daniel Shepherd, Patrick R Maloney, Michael J Yaszemski, Jonathan M Morris, Angela Dispenzieri, Jane M Matsumoto, Mohamad Bydon
INTRODUCTION: Plasmacytomas, considered to be the solitary counterparts of multiple myeloma, are neoplastic monoclonal plasma cell proliferations within soft tissue or bone. Plasmacytomas often present as a collection of findings known as POEMS-syndrome (Polyneuropathy, Organomegaly, Endocrinopathy, M-Protein spike, and Skin changes). CASE DESCRIPTION: We present a report of a 47 yo male diagnosed with POEMS-syndrome secondary to a skull base plasmacytoma. The mass resulted in marked instability of the cranio-cervical junction due to bony erosion...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090380/central-nervous-system-aquaporin4-autoimmunity-revealed-by-a-single-pseudotumoral-encephalic-lesion
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Guillaume Fargeot, J Aboab, J Savatovsky, R Marignier, A Lecler, O Gout
The radiological spectrum of neuromyelitis optica has become broader since the detection of aquaporin4 antibodies. We report a case of neuromyelitis optica patient with pseudotumoral encephalic lesion. A 66 year-old woman presented with sudden left lateral homonymous hemianopsia. A brain MRI showed an isolated and extensive right temporo-parieto-occipital lesion, involving periventricular white matter and the corpus callosum, with strong enhancement on post-gadolinium T1 weighted images, highly suggestive of lymphoma...
October 31, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081395/intradural-extramedullary-bronchogenic-cyst-clinical-and-radiological-characteristics-surgical-outcomes-and-literature-review
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Jian-Cong Weng, Jun-Peng Ma, Shu-Yu Hao, Liang Wang, Zhen Wu, Li-Wei Zhang, Da Li, Jun-Ting Zhang
OBJECTIVE: An intradural extramedullary bronchogenic cyst (IEBC) is a congenital malformation and an extremely rare type of endodermal cyst. This study aims to report the clinical and radiological characteristics and surgical outcomes of IEBCs and to review the available literature. METHODS: The medical records of 6 patients (3 females) with pathologically confirmed bronchogenic cysts involving the spinal cord between 2009 and 2016 were retrospectively reviewed, and follow-up evaluations were performed...
October 25, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075188/high-yield-of-adult-oligodendrocyte-lineage-cells-obtained-from-meningeal-biopsy
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Sissi Dolci, Annachiara Pino, Valeria Berton, Pau Gonzalez, Alice Braga, Marta Fumagalli, Elisabetta Bonfanti, Giorgio Malpeli, Francesca Pari, Stefania Zorzin, Clelia Amoroso, Denny Moscon, Francisco J Rodriguez, Guido Fumagalli, Francesco Bifari, Ilaria Decimo
Oligodendrocyte loss can lead to cognitive and motor deficits. Current remyelinating therapeutic strategies imply either modulation of endogenous oligodendrocyte precursors or transplantation of in vitro expanded oligodendrocytes. Cell therapy, however, still lacks identification of an adequate source of oligodendrocyte present in adulthood and able to efficiently produce transplantable cells. Recently, a neural stem cell-like population has been identified in meninges. We developed a protocol to obtain high yield of oligodendrocyte lineage cells from one single biopsy of adult rat meningeal tissue...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067961/genetic-and-clinical-advances-of-congenital-muscular-dystrophy
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REVIEW
Xiao-Na Fu, Hui Xiong
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to update the genetic and clinical advances of congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD), based on a systematic review of the literature from 1991 to 2017. DATA SOURCES: Articles in English published in PubMed from 1991 to 2017 English were searched. The terms used in the literature searches were CMD. STUDY SELECTION: The task force initially identified citations for 98 published articles. Of the 98 articles, 52 studies were selected after further detailed review...
November 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055524/-role-of-surgery-in-spontaneous-spondylodiscitis-experience-in-83-consecutive-patients
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Javier Martín-Alonso, Pedro David Delgado-López, José Manuel Castilla-Díez, Vicente Martín-Velasco, Ana María Galacho-Harriero, Sara Ortega-Cubero, Elena Araus-Galdós, Antonio Rodríguez-Salazar
OBJECTIVE: To describe and discuss the role of surgery in the management of spontaneous spondylodiscitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective review on the outcome and complications of a cohort of patients undergoing surgery for spontaneous (non-postoperative) spondylodiscitis of any spinal level or aetiology. RESULTS: From 1995 to 2014, 83 patients (45% females, median age 66) with spondylodiscitis were treated. Microbiological confirmation was obtained in 67...
October 18, 2017: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055484/chronic-lymphocytic-inflammation-with-pontine-perivascular-enhancement-responsive-to-steroids-clippers-a-pediatric-case-report-with-six-year-follow-up
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Aravindhan Veerapandiyan, Amit Chaudhari, Prabhav Deo, Xue Ming
BACKGROUND: Chronic lymphocytic inflammation with pontine perivascular enhancement responsive to steroids (CLIPPERS) is an inflammatory disorder involving brainstem, pons in particular, characterized by a predominant T-cell pathology and responsiveness to glucocorticosteroids. We describe a difficult 6 year course of this rare syndrome in a 10-year-old girl. CASE REPORT: Our patient presented with diplopia, spastic paraparesis, and unsteady gait. MRI showed characteristic punctate hyper-intensities with enhancement in the brain stem, cerebellar peduncles, and optic chiasm and diffuse nodular enhancement throughout the cervical and thoracic spinal cord...
October 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050721/acute-kidney-injury-secondary-to-cell-saver-in-posterior-spinal-fusion
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Anas A Minkara, Albert Y Lin, Michael G Vitale, David P Roye
BACKGROUND: Autologous blood transfusion, commonly referred to as cell saver, is frequently used in spinal fusion to salvage red blood cells because of the risk of significant intraoperative blood loss. This case report describes a case of acute kidney injury (AKI) secondary to cell saver use. Our objective is to increase the knowledge about the process of red blood cell salvage and this exceedingly rare complication. METHODS: Chart and renal biopsy results for a single case were reviewed and reported in this retrospective study...
November 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049915/adult-primary-cervical-extra-osseous-ewing-s-sarcoma-a-case-report-and-short-literature-review
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Haytham Eloqayli
INTRODUCTION: Primary spinal epidural extraskeletal Ewing's sarcoma (EES) is extremely rare, with a peak incidence in the second decade of life. EES in old people is challenging to treat due to the lack of specific guidelines. In this paper, I present a unique case of adult primary cervical epidural EES with a 13-month follow-up. A short literature review of the therapeutic approaches and prognosis is also presented. PRESENTATION OF CASE: I present a case of a 49-year old male patient who presented with right upper limb pain, numbness, hand grip weakness, and hyperreflexia of 3 months duration...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034173/mycobacteria-bovis-osteomyelitis-following-intravesical-bcg-for-bladder-cancer
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Karan Seegobin, Satish Maharaj, Cherisse Baldeo, Carmen Isache, Bharatsinh Gharia, Lara Zuberi
Mycobacteria Bovis osteomyelitis is a rare adverse effect after Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) intravesical therapy. A 62-year-old male presented with acute spinal cord compression three months after completing his second course of therapy for bladder cancer. The first course with intravesical BCG was complicated with an episode of hematuria. He reported intermittent subjective fever for 3 weeks thereafter which resolved with Tylenol. Interferon-α2 B was added to the second cycle of intravesical BCG with the indication here being residual tumor, and was tolerated well...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033576/lumbar-spinal-stenosis-attributable-to-tophaceous-gout-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Wei Wang, Qingbo Li, Lei Cai, Weijun Liu
OBJECTIVES: Tophaceous gout seldom affects the axial skeleton. Symptoms vary according to the differential localization of urate deposits and the diagnosis is often delayed. Here, we report an unusual case of lumbar spinal stenosis caused by extradural tophaceous deposits. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a case of a patient with tophaceous gout of the lumbar spine and reviewed the relevant literature. RESULTS: A 62-year-old man with a 2-year history of lower back pain and a 3-month history of lower limb radiation pain and intermittent claudication was admitted...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026065/urethral-diverticulum-presenting-as-a-large-vaginal-mass-complicating-pregnancy-and-delivery
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Everett F Magann, Lisa S Newton, Susan A Barr
BACKGROUND A case report of urethral diverticulum complicating pregnancy is presented. The diagnosis and management are challenging because of the rare nature of this condition, the varied presentations and differential diagnoses, and the possibility of misdiagnosis. CASE REPORT A 25-year-old primigravida with scheduled induction of labor at 39 weeks gestation due to gestational diabetes mellitus presented for a routine antenatal appointment at 38 weeks and four days. On digital cervical examination, she was found to have a large semi-solid anterior vaginal mass, shown by trans-vaginal ultrasound to have a nearly solid appearance of a 5×7 cm mass with septation...
October 13, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991098/five-year-old-boy-with-behavioral-changes-and-papilledema
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Radha Ram, Jeremy Y Jones, Carrie A Mohila, Veeral S Shah
A 5-year-old boy had initial symptoms of behavioral changes, nausea, vomiting, headache, weight loss, and progressive vision failure. Brain MRI revealed abnormal signal intensity in both optic nerves, the optic chiasm, the right medial temporal lobe, and tissues surrounding the right supraclinoid internal carotid artery with associated leptomeningeal and spinal cord enhancement. After nondiagnostic dural and spinal arachnoid biopsies, a temporal lobe biopsy was diagnostic for a rare malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989002/chi3l1-and-chi3l2-overexpression-in-motor-cortex-and-spinal-cord-of-sals-patients
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C Sanfilippo, A Longo, F Lazzara, D Cambria, G Distefano, M Palumbo, A Cantarella, L Malaguarnera, M Di Rosa
BACKGROUND: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by the degeneration and death of upper (UMN) and lower (LMN) motor neurons. In the last decade, it has been shown that Chitinases are an important prognostic indicator of neuro-inflammatory damage induced by microglia and astrocytes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed microarray datasets obtained from the Array Express in order to verify the expression levels of CHI3L1 and CHI3L2 in motor cortex biopsies of sALS patients with different survival times...
October 6, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
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