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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150315/surgical-options-for-osteoporotic-vertebral-compression-fractures-complicated-with-spinal-deformity-and-neurologic-deficit
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Kalliopi Alpantaki, Michael Dohm, Panagiotis Korovessis, Alexander G Hadjipavlou
INTRODUCTION: This paper describes surgical options for Osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF) with acute flexible or chronic rigid kyphosis, and pseudarthrosis complicated with pain and neurologic deficit. METHODS: This study has two components. a) A prospective clinical study of surgical treatment of 31 patients (age: 69±11 years) with either acute flexible or progressive pseudarthrotic kyphosis manifested with severe pain or neurological deficit between 2010 and 2014...
November 12, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147726/-radiculomyelopathy-in-schistosomiasis
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REVIEW
J Detzler, H Backes, J Guldner
The increasing migration of people from their homeland in far distant regions to Europe in the last few years has strongly influenced the rise of previously rarely seen diseases. They not only originate from the respective homeland but also from the transit countries during the migration process. We report the case of a 27-year-old male migrant from Eritrea, who after months of flight as a refugee travelling through various African countries, presented at our hospital with a progressive, painful radiculopathy...
November 16, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146433/a-novel-technique-for-cervical-facet-joint-hyperplasia-spondylotic-radiculopathy-by-laminar-and-lateral-mass-screw-co-fixations
#3
Sun-Ren Sheng, Ke Wang, Majid Nisar, Jiao-Xiang Chen, Ai-Min Wu, Xiang-Yang Wang
OBJECTIVE: To describe the novel technique and report the outcomes of cervical spondylotic radiculopathy caused by facet joint hyperplasia treated with minimally invasive surgery by laminar and lateral mass screw co-fixations. METHOD: In this retrospective study, patients with spondylotic radiculopathy caused by facet joint hyperplasia underwent this technique in our unit between January 2010 and June 2015. Hospital charts, magnetic resonance imaging studies, and follow-up records for all the patients were reviewed...
November 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141825/radiculopathy-in-neuromyelitis-optica-how-does-anti-aqp4-ab-involve-pns
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Seungyeon Kim, Joonghyun Park, Bum Sun Kwon, Jin-Woo Park, Ho Jun Lee, Jin-Ho Choi, Kiyeun Nam
BACKGROUND: Until recently, the peripheral nervous system (PNS) had been known to be spared in multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). However, some studies of late have reported PNS damage in demyelination diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) such as MS and NMOSD. Although multiple studies have reported characteristics reminiscent of peripheral neuropathy in MS, there have been limited reports in NMOSD. To investigate the incidence and pathology of peripheral neuropathy in NMOSD, we reviewed articles describing such cases including our own case...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139353/-non-surgical-treatment-of-lumbar-radiculopathy
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EDITORIAL
Mikkel Østerheden Andersen, Andreas K Andresen, Marianne Dyrby Lorenzen, Alexander Isenberg-Jørgensen, Christian Støtterup
The objective of this paper is to give insight into evidence-based recommendations on key clinical questions regarding treatment of lumbar disc herniation with radiculopathy. This paper is based on the recently published Danish national clinical guideline for non-operative treatment. Limited evidence is found regarding non-surgical treatment of patients with lumbar radiculopathy. Physiotherapy, in the form of group sessions, seems to have the best level of evidence. However, evidence is still very limited and of poor quality...
November 13, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138074/outcome-of-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection-according-to-the-severity-of-cervical-foraminal-stenosis
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Min Son Kim, Dong Gyu Lee, Min Cheol Chang
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) is considered one of the most effective treatments for radicular pain induced by cervical foraminal stenosis. PURPOSE: To evaluate the treatment outcome of TFESI according to the severity of cervical foraminal stenosis DESIGN: Retrospective study. PATIENT SAMPLE: Fifty-three patients with cervical radiculopathy due to cervical foraminal stenosis. OUTCOME MEASURES: Pain intensity was evaluated using a numeric rating scale (NRS) at pretreatment, 2 weeks, and 1, 2, and 3 months after TFESI...
November 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133715/minimally-invasive-lateral-foraminotomy-with-partial-lateral-facetectomy-for-lumbar-radiculopathy-an-evaluation-of-facet-integrity-and-description-of-the-procedure
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Akshay Hari, Murali Krishna, Santosh Rajagandhi, Ankit Sharma, Rajakumar V Deshpande
Foraminal stenosis causing nerve root compression and radiculopathy is a relatively common pathology in the lumbar spine. The treatment of choice, when surgery is indicated, is foraminal decompression at the affected level, usually through a conventional midline open foraminotomy. Minimally invasive lateral foraminotomy with partial lateral facetectomy is a potentially effective surgical alternative when such a surgery is warranted. The evaluation of the efficacy and benefits of this approach for treatment of radiculopathy; an assessment of facet integrity; and, a detailed description of the procedure are also provided...
November 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132169/anterior-cervical-decompression-and-fusion-or-posterior-foraminotomy-for-cervical-radiculopathy-results-of-a-single-center-series
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Torben Scholz, Matthias Florian Geiger, Verena Mainz, Christian Blume, Walid Albanna, Hans Clusmann, Andreas Müller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119044/nursing-review-of-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-lumbar-degenerative-spondylolisthesis
#9
Nancy E Epstein, Renee D Hollingsworth
Background: In the lumbar spine, degenerative spondylolisthesis or degenerative (not traumatic) slippage of one vertebral body over another is divided into 4 grades - grade I (25%), grade II (50%), grade III (75%), and grade IV (100%). Dynamic X-rays, magnetic resonance (MR), and computed tomography (CT) scans document the slip secondary to arthritic changes of the facet joint plus stenosis, ossification of the yellow ligament, disc herniations, and synovial cysts. MR best demonstrates soft tissue pathology whereas CT better delineates ossific/calcified disease...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115099/spinal-meningiomas-61-cases-with-predictors-of-early-postoperative-surgical-outcomes
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Ahmed B Bayoumi, Yosef Laviv, Ceren N Karaali, Kemal Ertilav, Umit Kepoglu, Zafer O Toktas, Deniz Konya, Ekkehard M Kasper
BACKGROUND: Spinal meningiomas are benign, well-circumscribed and slowly growing intradural tumors that compress the spinal cord. Hereby, a retrospective review of 61 spinal meningioma cases evaluated in terms of demographic, clinical, pathological and radiological features to predict the early postoperative functional outcomes. METHODS: Patients' records and MRI images of all the histologically confirmed spinal meningioma cases that underwent surgical resection at two university hospitals from January 2005 to June 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107720/sporadic-intradural-extramedullary-hemangioblastoma-of-the-cauda-equina-case-report-and-literature-review
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Douglas Blaty, Michael Malos, Thomas Palmrose, Stephen McGirr
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this case report is to present a rare finding of an intradural extramedullary hemangioblastoma of the cauda equina, with literature review. Spinal hemangioblastomas account for 1-5% of all spinal cord tumors. While spinal hemangioblastomas are rare, it is exceedingly rare to have a case of intradural extramedullary hemangioblastoma of the spine, especially in isolation without von-Hippel-Lindau syndrome. Only 20 previous cases have been reported. CASE DESCRIPTION: An 82-year-old male presented with MRI evidence of an intradural mass at the L4 spinal level...
October 28, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101465/changes-in-cervical-motion-after-cervical-spinal-motion-preservation-surgery
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Chi Heon Kim, Tae Hyun Park, Chun Kee Chung, Kyoung-Tae Kim, Yun Hee Choi, Seok-Won Chung
BACKGROUND: For patients with single-level cervical radiculopathy, various types of motion preservation surgeries, such as total disc replacement (TDR), posterior cervical foraminotomy (PCF) and posterior percutaneous endoscopic foraminotomy and discectomy (PECF), are available. In addition to motion preservation, the quality of motion is an important issue. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of these surgeries on cervical motion by comparing the instantaneous axis of rotation (IAR) among PECF, TDR and PCF at the index and superior/inferior adjacent segments...
November 3, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097135/apparent-c8-t1-radiculopathy-with-hand-weakness-due-to-mid-cervical-spondylosis
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Menachem Sadeh, Ron Dabby
Hand weakness and wasting in the setting of mid-cervical spondylosis and disc herniation without radiological evidence for compression of the C8 or T1 roots has been rarely reported. We retrospectively studied the data of patients with hand weakness and mid-cervical spondylosis. The clinical and radiological findings were compared to a control group of patients with weakness of the arm or forearm muscles and similar mid-cervical spondylosis. We found 19 patients with weakness and atrophy of the intrinsic hand muscles, and 13 patients with weakness proximal to the hand muscles to serve as a control group...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078127/radiculopathy-as-unusual-presentation-of-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-a-case-report
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Osama Ragab, Azza Ghali, Ayman Al-Malt, Shereen Al-Ahwal
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a disorder of young obese females and characterized by headache, papilledema with raised intracranial pressure in the absence of known pathological cause. However, ophthalmoplegia is common presentation of IIH, limb weakness is rare and may led to misdiagnosis and poor outcome. CASE: We report female patient presented with acute onset of quadriparesis, headache and ophthalmoplegia, the fundus examination showed papilledema, the MRI brain showed no detectable abnormal finding...
October 24, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069034/one-stage-posterior-excision-of-lumbosacral-hemivertebrae-retrospective-study-of-case-series-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Yang Li, Guodong Wang, Zhensong Jiang, Xingang Cui, Tao Li, Xiaoyang Liu, Wen Zhang, Jianmin Sun
Lumbosacral hemivertebrae causes unique problems as early trunk decompensation and long compensatory curve above. There are only a few reports on it. This case series is a fair supplement in the literatures.To evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes of lumbosacral hemivertebrae resection through 1-stage posterior approach.Between 2005 and 2014, a consecutive series of congenital scoliosis due to lumbosacral hemivertebrae underwent hemivertebrae excision through 1-stage posterior only approach. Demographic, operative, radiological, and quality of life data were reviewed...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067982/clinical-significance-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-in-chronic-low-backache
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A K Kohat, Jayantee Kalita, S Ramanivas, Usha K Misra, R V Phadke
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is frequently done for the evaluation of chronic low backache (CLBA), however, its significance in Indian patients has not been evaluated. We report here the MRI findings in patients with CLBA and their sensitivity and specificity with clinical evidence of radiculopathy and localized CLBA as well as correlate these with pain severity and disability. METHODS: Seventy two patients with CLBA aged 20-70 yr without trauma, infection, tumour, metastasis and vascular malformation were included in the study...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063273/clinical-and-radiological-results-of-posterior-cervical-foraminotomy-at-two-or-three-levels-a-3-year-follow-up
#17
Dong Geun Lee, Choon Keun Park, Dong Chan Lee
BACKGROUND: Single-level unilateral posterior cervical foraminotomy is regarded as a safe method. However, the outcomes of posterior cervical foraminotomy performed on two or three levels are uncertain and debated. We aimed to analyze the long-term clinical and radiological outcomes of posterior cervical foraminotomy at two or three levels. METHODS: From September 2008 to December 2011, a total of 42 patients who underwent a posterior cervical foraminotomy at two or three levels and were followed for at least 3 years were analyzed with retrospective cohort study...
October 23, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063271/patients-beliefs-about-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-cervical-spondylosis-with-radiculopathy
#18
Clemens Weber, Maziar Behbahani, Roald Baardsen, Jens Lehmberg, Bernhard Meyer, Ehab Shiban
BACKGROUND: The clinical results of surgical spine care may be influenced by the patients' understanding and knowledge of his or her condition, treatment options and decision-making process. The aim of this survey study was to evaluate certain beliefs and opinions of patients with a degenerative condition in the cervical spine with a history of cervical radiculopathy such as importance of magnetic resonance imaging, risk factors, treatment alternatives and effectiveness. METHODS: An anonymous questionnaire survey was performed on two different patient populations with a degenerative condition in the cervical spine with a history of cervical radiculopathy referred to the outpatients' clinics of two neurosurgical departments in Germany and Norway...
October 23, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058137/zonal-differences-in-risk-and-pattern-of-pedicle-screw-perforations-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-ais-a-computerized-tomography-ct-review-of-1986-screws
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C Y W Chan, M K Kwan
PURPOSE: To evaluate the zonal differences in risk and pattern of pedicle screw perforations in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients. METHODS: The scoliosis curves were divided into eight zones. CT scans were used to assess perforations: Grade 0, Grade 1(< 2 mm), Grade 2(2-4 mm) and Grade 3(> 4 mm). Anterior perforations were classified into Grade 0, Grade 1(< 4 mm), Grade 2(4-6 mm) and Grade 3(> 6 mm). Grade 2 and 3 (except lateral grade 2 and 3 perforation over thoracic vertebrae) were considered as 'critical perforations'...
October 20, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057356/anterior-cervical-spine-surgery-associated-complications-in-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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REVIEW
Anastasia Tasiou, Theofanis Giannis, Alexandros G Brotis, Ioannis Siasios, Iordanis Georgiadis, Haralampos Gatos, Eleni Tsianaka, Konstantinos Vagkopoulos, Konstantinos Paterakis, Kostas N Fountas
Anterior cervical spine procedures have been associated with satisfactory outcomes. However, the occurrence of troublesome complications, although uncommon, needs to be taken into consideration. The purpose of our study was to assess the actual incidence of anterior cervical spine procedure-associated complications and identify any predisposing factors. A total of 114 patients undergoing anterior cervical procedures over a 6-year period were included in our retrospective, case-control study. The diagnosis was cervical radiculopathy, and/or myelopathy due to degenerative disc disease, cervical spondylosis, or traumatic cervical spine injury...
September 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
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