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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772369/sciatic-neuralgia-caused-by-may-thurner-syndrome-case-report
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Kazuaki Yamamoto, Gakuji Gondo, Hidemitsu Ogino, Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Masahiko Tanaka, Satoshi Tanaka, Taisuke Kawasaki
BACKGROUND: Sciatic neuralgia (SN) is a type of pain commonly associated with lumbosacral radiculopathy. May-Thurner syndrome (MTS) is a disease characterized by venous congestion in the left common iliac vein (LCIV) due to right common iliac artery compression. In this report, the authors describe a case of MTS with SN as the first presenting symptom. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 53-year-old man gradually developed left SN; however, radiological examination showed no causal findings...
May 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772368/volumetric-muscle-measurements-indicate-significant-muscle-degeneration-in-single-level-disc-herniation-patients
#2
Kaan Yaltırık, Burhan Oral Güdü, Yüksel Işık, Çiğdem Altunok, Ufuk Tipi, Başar Atalay
INTRODUCTION: There is a strong relationship between lower back pain and paraspinal muscle atrophy. In this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of lumbar paravertebral muscle atrophy in patients with and without single level disc herniation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The 110 retrospectively analyzed patients in this study were divided into two groups. Group A included 55 patients with radiologically confirmed single level disc herniation with back pain and radiculopathy...
May 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770178/dynamic-stabilization-for-degenerative-diseases-in-the-lumbar-spine-2-years-results
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Ahmed Hosny Khalifa, Timo Stübig, Oliver Meier, Christian Walter Müller
Following lumbar fusion, adjacent segment degeneration has been frequently reported. Dynamic systems are believed to reduce main fusion drawbacks. We conducted a retrospective study on patients with degenerative lumbar disease treated with posterior dynamic stabilization with monoaxial hinged pedicular screws and lumbar decompression. VAS and ODI were used to compare clinical outcomes. As radiological outcomes, LL and SVA were used. 51 patients were included with an average follow-up of 24 months. 13 patients were revised because of postoperative radiculopathy (n=4), subcutaneous hematoma (n=2), L5 screw malposition (n=1) and adjacent segment disease (n=6)...
March 29, 2018: Orthopedic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755622/serum-triamcinolone-levels-following-cervical-interlaminar-epidural-injection
#4
Tim J Lamer, Rozalin R Dickson, Halena M Gazelka, Wayne T Nicholson, Joel M Reid, Susan M Moeschler, W Michael Hooten
Background: Cervical interlaminar epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are commonly performed procedures to treat painful cervical radiculopathy, but little is known about the systemic absorption and serum levels of steroids following injection. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the pharmacokinetics of fluoroscopy-guided cervical epidural-administered triamcinolone acetonide in a cohort of patients with cervical radicular pain seeking treatment in a pain medicine clinic...
2018: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744116/spinal-manipulation-and-therapeutic-exercises-in-treating-post-surgical-resurgent-lumbar-radiculopathy
#5
Vinicius Tieppo Francio, Chris Towery, Saeid Davani, Tony Brown
Lumbar radiculopathy due to disc herniation is one of the most common conditions seen in orthopedic practices worldwide. Surgical intervention is often necessary, and most patients improve without reoccurrences. The purpose of this case is to describe the successful outcome of post-surgical resurgent lumbar radiculopathy treated with spinal manipulation and therapeutic exercises. Here, we discuss the case of a 42-year-old male who received twelve treatments of spinal manipulation, in addition to therapeutic McKenzie methods exercises...
October 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732437/an-awake-minimally-invasive-fully-endoscopic-surgical-technique-for-treating-lumbar-radiculopathy-secondary-to-heterotopic-foraminal-bone-formation-after-a-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-with-bmp-technical-note
#6
Albert Edward Telfeian
One complication associated with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein (rhBMP-2) use in minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) is heterotopic bone growth at the neural foramen which results in the compression of neural structures. Here we present an awake, minimally invasive surgical approach for treating the radiculopathy that results from this excessive bone growth in the foramen. A 42-year-old male underwent a lumbar 4-sacral 1 MIS-TLIF by another surgeon. He did well in the initial postoperative period, but he began to note right leg pain and numbness in an L5 dermatomal pattern...
March 2018: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727308/the-prevalence-of-incidental-and-symptomatic-lumbar-synovial-facet-cysts
#7
Stein J Janssen, Paul T Ogink, Joseph H Schwab
STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective cohort study from 2 affiliated tertiary care referral centers for spine disease. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article was to assess the prevalence of incidental (ie, asymptomatic) and symptomatic lumbar synovial facet cysts on magnetic resonance imaging. Secondarily, we assessed whether the prevalence increases with age. In addition, we assessed differences in patient and cyst characteristics between asymptomatic and symptomatic facet cysts...
April 30, 2018: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719316/the-quest-of-sagittal-balance-parameters-and-clinical-outcome-after-short-segment-spinal-fusion
#8
Rami Alqroom
Introduction: Sagittal imbalance leads to muscular distress and results in low back pain. Objectives: This study scrutinize the segmental impact of short spinal fusion on spinopelvic parameters and the global patient's clinical outcome. Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis evaluated 56-patients who underwent lumbar fusion surgery at Klinikum Dortmund, from July 2013 to February 2014. The population was allocated into two groups: (1-level group), (2-levels group)...
2018: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718065/use-of-multiple-data-sources-for-surveillance-of-work-related-chronic-low-back-pain-and-disc-related-sciatica-in-a-french-region
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Natacha Fouquet, Julie Bodin, Emilie Chazelle, Alexis Descatha, Yves Roquelaure
Objectives: To compare the data of the French workers' compensation system (WCS) and three surveillance networks, and to determine the possibility of identifying the industry sectors most in need of programs for prevention of low-back pain (LBP). Methods: This study compared four databases and two types of indicators in a west central region of France: • surveillance of musculoskeletal symptoms in the working population [LBP and disc-related sciatica (DRS) indicators; Cosali study] • surveillance of uncompensated work-related diseases (LBP and DRS indicators) • surveillance of lumbar disc surgery (LDS) in the general population (DRS indicator) • French WCS (disc herniation with radiculopathy caused by vibration or handling of materials; DRS indicator) People aged 20-59 were studied...
April 27, 2018: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713405/minimally-invasive-transtubular-endoscopic-decompression-for-l5-radiculopathy-induced-by-lumbosacral-extraforaminal-lesions
#10
Ko Ikuta, Takahiro Kitamura, Keigo Masuda, Kensuke Hotta, Hideyuki Senba, Satoshi Shidahara
Study Design: Retrospective study. Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of minimally invasive transtubular endoscopic decompression for the treatment of lumbosacral extraforaminal lesion (LSEFL). Overview of Literature: Conventional procedures for surgical decompression for the treatment of LSEFL involve certain technical challenges because the lumbosacral extraforaminal region has unique anatomical features. Moreover, the efficacy of minimally invasive procedures performed via the posterolateral approach for LSEFL has been reported...
April 2018: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713403/efficacy-of-trigger-point-injections-in-patients-with-lumbar-disc-hernia-without-indication-for-surgery
#11
Bahar Dernek, Levent Adiyeke, Tahir Mutlu Duymus, Akın Gokcedag, Fatma Nur Kesiktas, Cihan Aksoy
Study Design: Prospective comparative study. Purpose: To investigate the efficacy of gluteal trigger point (TP) injections with prilocaine in patients with lumbosacral radiculopathy complaining of gluteal pain. Overview of Literature: TP injections can be performed using several anesthetic agents, primarily lidocaine and prilocaine. While several studies have used lidocaine, few have used prilocaine. Methods: A total of 65 patients who presented at the polyclinic with complaints of lower back pain with lumbar disc herniation (based on physical examination and magnetic resonance imaging) and TPs in the gluteal region were included in this prospective comparative study...
April 2018: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707555/lumbar-disc-reherniation-after-transforaminal-lumbar-endoscopic-discectomy
#12
Thomas A Kosztowski, David Choi, Jared Fridley, Michael Galgano, Ziya Gokaslan, Adetokunbo Oyelese, Albert Edward Telfeian
Background: Transforaminal lumbar endoscopic discectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can be performed in awake patients through an incision less than 1 cm. The procedure requires very little bony removal to access the herniated disc material because the approach is through the foramen, and only a small amount of the superior articulating process is removed to access Kambin's triangle. This study describes our experience with transforaminal endoscopic lumbar decompression (TELD) for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation...
March 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689402/intradural-lumbar-migration-of-an-intracranial-neurosurgical-hemostatic-clip-associated-with-lumbosciatic-pain
#13
Mourad Ould-Slimane, Martin Petit, Gaëtan Tesson, Jordane Mouton, Rémi Gauthé
BACKGROUND: Clips implanted during intracranial neurosurgical procedures sometimes migrate intradurally with rare cases of spinal migration. The appearance of radicular symptoms of topography concordant with the position of the foreign body leads to discussion about the optimal therapeutic strategy. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of a 52-year-old woman suffering from L5 radicular pain resistant to medical treatment in the presence of L4L5 lumbar stenosis and a neurosurgical clip migrated to the L5S1 level...
April 21, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684923/percutaneous-endoscopic-interlaminar-unilateral-ventral-dural-approach-for-symptomatic-bilateral-l5-s1-herniated-nucleus-pulposus-technical-note
#14
Sung Ho Choi, Nitin Maruti Adsul, Hyeun Sung Kim, Ki Joon Kim, Jeong Hoon Kim, Sung Kyun Chung, Jeong Hoon Choi, Jee Soo Jang, Il Tae Jang, Seong Hoon Oh
BACKGROUND:  Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar diskectomy is a good treatment modality for lumbar disk herniation. However, when a patient complains of bilateral lower limb radicular pain with severe disk protrusion at the L5-S1 level, the transforaminal approach is often unable to resolve both lesions owing to anatomical limitations. It is also very difficult to resolve both lesions in an ipsilateral direction using the percutaneous interlaminar approach. We report our surgical technique and clinical results using a ventral dural approach of percutaneous endoscopic interlaminar lumbar diskectomy for L5-S1 herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP) in patients with bilateral radiculopathy due to a severe disk protrusion...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679730/stand-alone-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-the-treatment-of-symptomatic-adjacent-segment-degeneration-following-previous-lumbar-fusion
#15
Philip K Louie, Arya G Varthi, Ankur S Narain, Victor Lei, Daniel D Bohl, Grant D Shifflett, Frank M Phillips
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Revision posterior decompression and fusion for patients with symptomatic ASD is associated with significant morbidity and is technically challenging. The use of a stand-alone LLIF in patients with symptomatic ASD may avoid many of the complications associated with revision posterior surgery. PURPOSE: To assess the clinical and radiographic outcomes of patients who underwent stand-alone lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) for symptomatic adjacent segment disease (ASD)...
April 18, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673820/extra-osseous-ewing-s-sarcoma-of-sciatic-nerve-masquerading-as-benign-nerve-sheath-tumor-and-presented-as-lumbar-radiculopathy
#16
Jung Soo Bang, Nitin Adsul, Jae-Hyeon Lim, Il-Tae Jang
BACKGROUND: Extraosseous Ewing Sarcoma (EES) arising from peripheral nerves is extremely rare with only 11 cases, mentioned in the literature. It poses a diagnostic challenge to the clinicians due to its nonspecific presentation and rare occurrence. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 56-year-old woman came with a history of low back pain and intractable right leg pain. Physical examination revealed the normal motor power of both lower limbs with decreased sensation along the lateral aspect of the foot with decreased ankle reflex...
April 16, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668622/contralateral-radiculopathy-after-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-in-the-treatment-of-lumbar-degenerative-diseases-a-case-series
#17
Hong-Tao Hu, Liang Ren, Xian-Ze Sun, Feng-Yu Liu, Jin-He Yu, Zhen-Fang Gu
RATIONALE: Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is an effective treatment for patients with degenerative lumbar disc disorder. Contralateral radiculopathy, as a complication of TLIF, has been recognized in this institution, but is rarely reported in the literature. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this article, we report 2 cases of contralateral radiculopathy after TLIF in our institution and its associated complications. DIAGNOSES: In the 2 cases, the postoperative computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance image (MRI) showed obvious upward movement of the superior articular process, leading to contralateral foraminal stenosis...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662744/postoperative-complications-associated-with-rhbmp2-use-in-posterior-posterolateral-lumbar-fusion
#18
Nabil Esmail, Zorica Buser, Jeremiah R Cohen, Darrel S Brodke, Hans-Joerg Meisel, Jong-Beom Park, Jim A Youssef, Jeffrey C Wang, S Tim Yoon
Study Design: Retrospective database review. Objective: Posterior/posterolateral lumbar fusion (PLF) is an effective treatment for a variety of spinal disorders; however, variations in surgical technique have different complication profiles. The aim of our study was to quantify the frequency of various complications in patients undergoing PLF with and without human recombinant bone morphogenetic protein 2 (rhBMP2). Methods: We queried the orthopedic subset of the Medicare database (PearlDiver) between 2005 and 2011 for patients undergoing PLF procedures with and without rhBMP2...
April 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660747/paraspinal-muscles-of-patients-with-lumbar-diseases
#19
Moon Soo Park, Seong-Hwan Moon, Tae-Hwan Kim, JaeKeun Oh, Seon-Jong Lee, Ho Guen Chang, Jae-Hyuk Shin
OBJECTIVE:  The treatment of atrophy or increased fat infiltration of the lumbar paraspinal muscles of patients with back pain, lumbar radiculopathy, or lumbar degenerative kyphosis is controversial. We review the literature on changes in the lumbar paraspinal muscles of these patients. METHODS:  We searched Medline for relevant English-language articles and retrieved 25 articles published from 1993 to 2017 on changes in the lumbar paraspinal muscles; 21 met our study criteria...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656623/superior-and-middle-cluneal-nerve-entrapment-as-a-cause-of-low-back-pain
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REVIEW
Toyohiko Isu, Kyongsong Kim, Daijiro Morimoto, Naotaka Iwamoto
Low back pain (LBP) is encountered frequently in clinical practice. The superior and the middle cluneal nerves (SCN and MCN) are cutaneous nerves that are purely sensory. They dominate sensation in the lumbar area and the buttocks, and their entrapment around the iliac crest can elicit LBP. The reported incidence of SCN entrapment (SCN-E) in patients with LBP is 1.6%-14%. SCN-E and MCN entrapment (MCN-E) produce leg symptoms in 47%-84% and 82% of LBP patients, respectively. In such patients, pain is exacerbated by lumbar movements, and the symptoms mimic radiculopathy due to lumbar disorder...
March 2018: Neurospine
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