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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791960/ultrasound-of-the-brachial-plexus
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James F Griffith
Examination of the brachial plexus with ultrasound is efficient because it allows many parts of the brachial plexus as well as the surrounding soft tissues to be assessed with high spatial resolution. The key to performing good ultrasound of the brachial plexus is being familiar with the anatomy and the common variants. That makes it possible to concentrate solely on the ultrasound appearances free of simultaneously wondering about the anatomy. Ultrasound of the brachial plexus is particularly good for assessing nerve sheath tumor, perineural fibrosis, metastases, some inflammatory neuropathies, neuralgic amyotrophy, and posttraumatic sequalae...
July 2018: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780712/advantages-of-wound-retractor-device-versus-rigid-trocar-at-camera-port-in-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-a-single-institution-experience
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Federico Raveglia, Ugo Cioffi, Matilde De Simone, Alessandro Rizzi, Andrea Leporati, Carmine Tinelli, Marco Chiarelli, Alessandro Baisi
Background: rigid trocars are widely adopted in video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), despite some disadvantages: (I) cannula strong pressure on intercostal nerve stimulating postoperative pain; (II) limited movement of thoracoscopic devices on their fulcrum when extreme acute angles with the chest wall are needed. Wound retractor (WR) device, designed for laparoscopic surgery, it is also used in VATS, but to protect mini-thoracotomy. We compared the use of extra-small WR versus rigid trocar at camera port that is the most painful thoracostomy...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777885/posttraumatic-cerebrospinal-fluid-leak-associated-with-an-upper-cervical-meningeal-diverticulum
#3
Noriya Enomoto, Hideo Mure, Toshiyuki Okazaki, Mai Azumi, Shinya Okita, Shinji Nagahiro, Yasushi Takagi
Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) has been increasingly recognized as a phenomenon caused by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks; however, its pathogenesis is still unclear. Here, we report two cases of SIH as a result of CSF leak from a meningeal diverticulum at the C2 nerve root sleeve. The first case is that of a 46-year-old man who had suffered from orthostatic headache after a bicycle accident at age 45. Computed tomography (CT) myelography revealed CSF leaks at the C1/2 level. He underwent epidural blood patch (EBP) therapy, but it was unsuccessful...
May 16, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774198/a-rare-cause-of-thoracic-spinal-cord-compression-by-multiple-large-tarlov-cysts
#4
Ahmed-Salem Kleib, Sidi-Mohamed Salihy, Hussein Hamdi, Romain Carron, Outouma Soumaré
Spinal extradural arachnoid cyst (SEAC) is a rare cause of spinal cord compression. Bifocal location of thoracic and sacral SEACs is rarely reported in the literature. We report a case of thoracic spinal cord compression by SEAC associated with asymptomatic multiple sacral Tarlov cysts (TC). The surgical management and postoperative outcome of the patient are discussed. A 34-year-old woman was referred to the hospital for acute thoracic pain with a history of chronic long-standing back pain. She complained of walking difficulties...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770535/ultrasound-guided-transversus-thoracic-plane-block-parasternal-block-and-fascial-planes-hydrodissection-for-internal-mammary-post-thoracotomy-pain-syndrome
#5
Emanuele Piraccini, Giulia Biondi, Helen Byrne, Morena Calli, Daniele Bellantonio, Giovanni Musetti, Stefano Maitan
INTRODUCTION: Pectoral Nerves Block (PECS) and Serratus Plane Block (SPB) have been used to treat persistent post-surgical pain after breast and thoracic surgery, however they cannot block the internal mammary region, so a residual pain may occur in that region. Parasternal block (PSB) and Thoracic Transversus Plane Block (TTP) anesthetize the anterior branches of T2-6 intercostal nerves thus they can provide analgesia to the internal mammary region. METHODS: We describe a 60-year-old man suffering from right post thoracotomy pain syndrome with residual pain located in the internal mammary region after a successful treatment with PECS and SPB We performed a PSB and TTP and hydrodissection of fascial planes with triamcinolone and Ropivacaine...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757758/ultrasound-guided-pulsed-radiofrequency-in-the-management-of-thoracic-post-herpetic-neuralgia-a-randomized-double-blinded-controlled-trial
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Mohamed Y Makharita, Hanaa M El Bendary, Zainab M Sonbul, Salma El Sayed Ahmed, Mahmoud Abdel Latif
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ultrasound-guided pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) for the intercostal nerves (ICNs) in the management of thoracic post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN). METHODS: After 2 weeks of treatment by pregabalin 150▒mg/12 hours, patients were randomly allocated into 2 groups. The PRF group, after ultrasound-guided localization of the ICN of the affected thoracic dermatome, sensory stimulation of the ICN was tested...
May 11, 2018: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746445/a-cadaveric-study-investigating-the-mechanism-of-action-of-erector-spinae-blockade
#7
Jason Ivanusic, Yasutaka Konishi, Michael J Barrington
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Erector spinae block is an ultrasound-guided interfascial plane block first described in 2016. The objectives of this cadaveric dye injection and dissection study were to simulate an erector spinae block to determine if dye would spread anteriorly to the involve origins of the ventral and dorsal branches of the spinal nerves. METHODS: In 10 unembalmed human cadavers, 20 mL of 0.25% methylene blue dye was injected bilaterally into the plane between the fifth thoracic transverse process and erector spinae muscle...
May 10, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740737/comparison-of-the-analgesic-effects-of-modified-continuous-intercostal-block-and-paravertebral-block-under-surgeon-s-direct-vision-after-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Yuka Kadomatsu, Shoichi Mori, Harushi Ueno, Mika Uchiyama, Kenji Wakai
OBJECTIVE: Clinical evidence comparing paravertebral (PVB) and continuous intercostal nerve (ICB) blocks for pain management post video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is limited. This study confirms the analgesic effect of ICB using two catheters is not inferior to that of PVB under direct vision. METHODS: Fifty patients who underwent VATS lobectomy from July 2015 to March 2016 were prospectively recruited and randomly assigned to PVB and ICB groups. Postoperative pain was assessed using the visual analog scale (VAS)...
May 8, 2018: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733012/robotic-approach-in-benign-and-malignant-esophageal-tumors-a-preliminary-seven-case-series
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Victor Tomulescu, Codrut Stanescu, Cristian Blajut, Loredana Barbulescu, Gabriela Droc, Vlad Herlea, Irinel Popescu
Esophageal surgery has been recognized as very challenging for surgeons and risky for patients. Thoracoscopic approach have proved its benefit in esophageal surgery but has some drawbacks as tremor and limited degrees of freedom, contra-intuitive movements and fulcrum effect of the surgical tools. Robotic technology has been developed with the intent to overcome these limitations of the standard laparoscopy or thoracoscopy. These benefits of robotic procedure are most advantageous when operating in remote areas difficult to reach as in esophageal surgery...
March 2018: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731313/tophaceous-gout-causing-thoracic-spinal-cord-compression-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#10
REVIEW
Y Ding, W Wang, W Jiang, L Zhang, T Wang, Z Li
OBJECTIVE: To improve neurologists' awareness of spine gout by showing a rare case of tophaceous gout in thoracic spine and a summary of vertebral gout in order. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We reported a case of a 36-year-old male with a 2-year-history of hyperuricemia. Neurological examination suggested that the strength of his lower limbs decreased. Bilateral Babinski's sign and ankle clonus were positive. He had no bladder or bowel dysfunction. Computed tomography of the thoracic spine showed occupied lesions at the T9, T10 levels which led to the spinal stenosis...
May 3, 2018: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730424/molecular-cloning-and-characterization-of-a-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-receptor-homolog-in-the-chinese-mitten-crab-eriocheir-sinensis
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Ke-Yi Ma, Shu-Fang Zhang, Si-Si Wang, Gao-Feng Qiu
As an essential mediator in the Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) signaling pathway, GnRH receptor (GnRHR) coupled to GnRH, plays an important role in activating the downstream pathway after stimulating a series of cascades to regulate reproduction. To detect the existence of GnRHR and potential GnRH signaling pathway, we cloned and characterized GnRHR in the Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis (named EsGnRHR). The full-length EsGnRHR cDNA is 2038 bp in length, including an open reading frame (ORF) of 1566 bp, a 57 bp 5'-untranslated region (5'-UTR) and a 415 bp 3'-UTR...
May 3, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730347/extra-anatomic-bypass-of-a-complex-adult-coarctation-how-i-do-it
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EDITORIAL
Eric N Feins, Arminder S Jassar, Luis F Tapias, Eric M Isselbacher, Thoralf M Sundt
Complex adult coarctations associated with arch hypoplasia and aneurysms require a range of surgical approaches depending upon anatomy. Extra-anatomic bypass is an important strategy that enables the surgeon to avoid the risks of extensive dissection/mobilization. Extra-anatomic bypass can be accomplished from the ascending to lower descending thoracic aorta via an intra-pericardial route lateral to the right atrium and posterior to the IVC; however, this approach incompletely addresses post-stenotic aneurysmal disease...
May 3, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724765/imaging-differences-between-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders-and-multiple-sclerosis-a-multi-institutional-study-in-japan
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H Tatekawa, S Sakamoto, M Hori, Y Kaichi, A Kunimatsu, K Akazawa, T Miyasaka, H Oba, T Okubo, K Hasuo, K Yamada, T Taoka, S Doishita, T Shimono, Y Miki
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Both clinical and imaging criteria must be met to diagnose neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders and multiple sclerosis. However, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders are often misdiagnosed as MS because of an overlap in MR imaging features. The purpose of this study was to confirm imaging differences between neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders and MS with visually detailed quantitative analyses of large-sample data. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively examined 89 consecutive patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (median age, 51 years; range, 16-85 years; females, 77; aquaporin 4 immunoglobulin G-positive, 93%) and 89 with MS (median age, 36 years; range, 18-67 years; females, 68; relapsing-remitting MS, 89%; primary-progressive MS, 7%; secondary-progressive MS, 2%) from 9 institutions across Japan (April 2008 to December 2012)...
May 3, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721359/acute-cauda-equina-syndrome-following-orthopedic-procedures-as-a-result-of-epidural-anesthesia
#14
Lisa B E Shields, Vasudeva G Iyer, Yi Ping Zhang, Christopher B Shields
Background: Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a rare complication of spinal or epidural anesthesia. It is attributed to direct mechanical injury to the spinal roots of the cauda equina that may result in saddle anesthesia and paraplegia with bowel and bladder dysfunction. Case Description: The first patient underwent a hip replacement and received 5 mL of 1% lidocaine epidural anesthesia. Postoperatively, when the patient developed an acute CES, the lumbar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan demonstrated clumping/posterior displacement of nerve roots of the cauda equina consistent with adhesive arachnoiditis attributed to the patient's previous L4-L5 lumbar decompression/fusion...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718871/neurological-symptoms-and-spinal-cord-embolism-caused-by-endoscopic-injection-sclerotherapy-for-esophageal-varices-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#15
Shiqian Liu, Nannan Wu, Mingkai Chen, Xi Zeng, Fang Wang, Qian She
RATIONALE: Spinal cord embolism is a rare complication of endoscopic injection sclerotherapy (EIS). PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a 56-year-old man who presented neurological symptoms and spinal cord embolism caused by EIS on esophageal varices. Clinical signs and symptoms, laboratory tests, thoracic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and related treatment supported its diagnosis. DIAGNOSES:: spinal cord embolism. INTERVENTIONS: We stopped the hemostatic and anti-coagulation treatment, and switched to nerve nutrition, microcirculation, and hormone therapy, along with administering gastric mucosal protective agents...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715706/needlescopic-video-assisted-thoracic-bilateral-t4-sympathicotomy-for-the-treatment-of-primary-palmar-hyperhidrosis-an-analysis-of-200-cases
#16
Xing Feng, Xiaoling Xiong, Er Jin, Wen Meng
BACKGROUND:  Primary palmar hyperhidrosis (PPH) is featured by aberrantly perspiration of the hands, which may bring a lot of inconvenience to patient's daily life and work. The purpose of this study is to summarize the clinical effect of needlescopic video-assisted thoracic bilateral T4 sympathicotomy for the treatment of PPH. PATIENTS AND METHODS:  Between January 2009 and March 2014, 200 patients received needlescopic video-assisted thoracic bilateral T4 sympathicotomy...
May 1, 2018: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708263/parameters-and-functional-analysis-of-the-deep-epaxial-muscles-in-the-thoracic-lumbar-and-sacral-regions-of-the-equine-spine
#17
J A García Liñeiro, G H Graziotti, J M Rodríguez Menéndez, C M Ríos, N O Affricano, C L Victorica
The epaxial muscles produce intervertebral rotation in the transverse, vertical and axial axes. These muscles also counteract the movements induced by gravitational and inertial forces and movements produced by antagonistic muscles and the intrinsic muscles of the pelvic limb. Their fascicles are innervated by the dorsal branch of the spinal nerve, which corresponds to the metamere of its cranial insertion in the spinous process. The structure allows the function of the muscles to be predicted: those with long and parallel fibres have a shortening function, whereas the muscles with short and oblique fibres have an antigravity action...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707376/is-laryngeal-mask-airway-general-anesthesia-feasible-for-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy
#18
Rui-Xiang Zhang, Yin Li, Xian-Ben Liu, Xi-Hua Lu, Hai-Bo Sun, Zong-Fei Wang, Shi-Lei Liu, Yan Zheng, Xiao-Fei Liu, Xiu-Xia Wu
Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) has been identified as an oncological method with lower mortality and morbidity. This procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia using double endotracheal tube intubation and one-lung ventilation for a good visualization like other video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). However, it is difficult to differentiate weather the postoperative hoarseness is caused by intubation or by recurrent laryngeal nerve injury during operation, and some complications related to intubation also are the focus of thoracic surgeons...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707346/a-comparison-between-two-lung-ventilation-with-co-2-artificial-pneumothorax-and-one-lung-ventilation-during-thoracic-phase-of-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy
#19
Miao Lin, Yaxing Shen, Hao Wang, Yong Fang, Cheng Qian, Songtao Xu, Di Ge, Mingxiang Feng, Lijie Tan, Qun Wang
Background: To investigate the feasibility and safety of two lung ventilation with artificial pneumothorax in minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) through a comparison with conventional one lung ventilation. Methods: Eleven hundred and sixty-six patients with esophageal cancer, who underwent McKeown MIE in our center from February 2006 to December 2016, were studied retrospectively. Seven hundred and five patients who underwent one lung ventilation with double lumen endotracheal tube (DLET) were assigned to DLET group...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705538/peripheral-ionotropic-glutamate-receptors-contribute-to-fos-expression-increase-in-the-spinal-cord-through-antidromic-electrical-stimulation-of-sensory-nerves
#20
Jia-Heng Li, Pei-Yao He, Dan-Ni Fan, Dilinapa Alemujiang, Fu-Quan Huo, Yan Zhao, Dong-Yuan Cao
Previous studies have shown that peripheral ionotropic glutamate receptors are involved in the increase in sensitivity of a cutaneous branch of spinal dorsal ramus (CBDR) through antidromic electrical stimulation (ADES) of another CBDR in the adjacent segment. CBDR in the thoracic segments run parallel to each other and no synaptic contact at the periphery is reported. The present study investigated whether the increased sensitivity of peripheral sensory nerves via ADES of a CBDR induced Fos expression changes in the adjacent segments of the spinal cord...
April 26, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
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