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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911127/immediate-and-lasting-effects-of-a-thoracic-spine-manipulation-in-a-patient-with-signs-of-cervical-radiculopathy-and-upper-extremity-hyperalgesia-a-case-report
#1
Beth K Deschenes, Jason Zafereo
Patients with cervical radiculopathy (CR) may present with accompanying symptoms of hyperalgesia, allodynia, heaviness in the arm, and non-segmental pain that do not appear to be related to a peripheral spinal nerve. These findings may suggest the presence of central or autonomic nervous system involvement, requiring a modified management approach. The purpose of this case report is to describe the treatment of a patient with signs of CR and upper extremity (UE) hyperalgesia who had a significant decrease in her UE pain and hypersensitivity after a single thoracic spine manipulation (TSM)...
December 2, 2016: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906952/conus-medullaris-infarction-after-a-right-l4-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection-using-dexamethasone
#2
Christopher G Gharibo, Michael Fakhry, Sudhir Diwan, Alan D Kaye
BACKGROUND: For decades, epidural steroid injections have been an effective tool in the management of many pain related conditions, including lumbar radiculopathy. Transforaminal epidural steroid injections in particular have been reported to potentially result in central nervous system infarctions which have not been reported with interlaminar epidural steroid injections, while providing comparable efficacy. This rare, catastrophic complication has been attributed by some authors to be due to vascular injury secondary to vasospasm, thrombus formation, dissection, as well as concerns with placing the needle at the so-called "safe triangle...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904963/10-year-follow-up-after-implantation-of-the-bryan-cervical-disc-prosthesis
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Joost Dejaegher, Joris Walraevens, Johannes van Loon, Frank Van Calenbergh, Philippe Demaerel, Jan Goffin
PURPOSE: Cervical arthroplasty is being used as an alternative for cervical fusion, but long-term follow-up results have rarely been reported. In this paper, we present 10-year follow-up results after implantation of the Bryan Cervical Disc Prosthesis in a single center. METHODS: 89 patients underwent implantation of a single-level Bryan Cervical Disc Prosthesis to treat radiculopathy and/or myelopathy. Clinical (Neurological Success, Neck Disability Index (NDI), Neck- and Arm-Pain, and SF-36) and radiological follow-up was prospectively organized up to 10 years after surgery...
November 30, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896457/the-value-of-quantitative-sensory-testing-in-spine-research
#4
Anja Tschugg, Wolfgang N Löscher, Sara Lener, Sebastian Hartmann, Matthias Wildauer, Sabrina Neururer, Claudius Thomé
The improvement of pain and functionality is the major goal of a surgical intervention. Thus, the purpose of the present prospective study was to evaluate whether subjective sensory deficits in patients with lumbar radiculopathy caused by a lumbar disc herniation are related to clinical status, using several outcome scores and the quantitative sensory testing (QST) pre- and 12 months postoperatively. We applied the QST in 52 patients with a single lumbar disc herniation treated by lumbar sequestrectomy pre- and 12 months postoperatively...
November 28, 2016: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891041/spinal-intradural-hydatid-cyst-causing-arachnoiditis-a-rare-etiology-of-cauda-equina-syndrome
#5
Suyash Singh, Jayesh Sardhara, Amit Kumar Singh, Arun Kumar Srivastava, Kamlesh Singh Bhaisora, Kuntal Kanti Das, Anant Mehrotra, Rabi N Sahu, Awadhesh Kumar Jaiswal, Sanjay Behari
This study aims to focus on a rare presentation of spinal hydatid cyst as cauda equine syndrome and misdiagnosed as intradural extramedullary (IDEM) benign lesion on magnetic resonance imaging. In this article, we report a case of spinal hydatid cyst masquerading as IDEM tumor, and intraoperatively, we accidently find clumped granuloma with severe arachnoiditis and hydatid cyst in lumber region, which was present as bilateral S1 radiculopathy with cauda equina syndrome. An 11-year-old boy who presented with symptoms and signs of cauda equina syndrome and planned for surgical excision...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890691/minimum-four-year-subsequent-surgery-rates-of-cervical-disc-replacement-versus-fusion-a-meta-analysis-of-prospective-randomized-clinical-trials
#6
Tingkui Wu, Hao Liu, Beiyu Wang, Yang Meng
: InstructionAnterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a well-accepted surgical management strategy for radiculopathy and/or myelopathy.However, complications sometimes required subsequent surgery at the operated and adjacent levels. Artificial cervical disc replacement (ACDR) has been accepted as the most extensive non-fusion procedure and is designed to preserve motion. However, some specific complications can resultinsubsequent surgery, thus attracting the attention of investigators...
November 24, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885483/neuroborreliosis
#7
John J Halperin
Appropriate, critical application of evidence-based diagnostic criteria enables both a clear definition of what constitutes neuroborreliosis-nervous system infection with Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto in the US, B garinii and less commonly B. afzelii and other species in Europe-and recognition that this disorder is quite similar in Europe and the US. Most commonly evidenced by lymphocytic meningitis and/or multifocal inflammation of the peripheral (common; cranial neuropathy, radiculopathy, mononeuropathy multiplex) or central (rare) nervous system, it is readily diagnosed and highly antibiotic responsive...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885470/a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-transforaminal-endoscopic-discectomy-vs-microdiscectomy
#8
J N Alaistair Gibson, Ashok S Subramanian, Chloe E H Scott
PURPOSE: Transforaminal endoscopic discectomy (TED) minimises paraspinal muscle damage. The aim of this trial was to compare clinical outcomes of TED to Microdiscectomy (Micro). METHODS: 143 patients, age 25-70 years and <115 kg, with single level lumbar prolapse and radiculopathy, were recruited and randomised. 70 received TED under conscious sedation and 70 Micro under general anaesthesia. Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), visual analogue scores (VAS) of back and leg pain, and Short Form Health Survey indices (SF-36) were measured preoperatively and at 3, 12 and 24 months...
November 24, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867129/interventions-for-lumbar-synovial-facet-joint-cysts-a-comparison-of-percutaneous-surgical-decompression-and-fusion-approaches
#9
Ryan J Campbell, Ralph J Mobbs, Prashanth J Rao, Kevin Phan
OBJECTIVE: Facet joint cysts (FJC) of the lumbar spine are an increasingly reported cause of radiculopathy, lower back pain and neurological deficits. Currently, there is a lack of conclusive evidence outlining when a particular treatment should be undertaken, nor what patient indications suit a particular approach. The present systematic review and meta-analysis aims to evaluate the efficacy of percutaneous treatment and surgical decompression with or without fusion. METHODS: A systematic literature search of scientific databases from their inception to February 2016 was performed by two reviewers...
November 17, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857455/imaging-in-spinal-posterior-epidural-space-lesions-a-pictorial-essay
#10
Foram B Gala, Yashant Aswani
Spinal epidural space is a real anatomic space located outside the dura mater and within the spinal canal extending from foramen magnum to sacrum. Important contents of this space are epidural fat, spinal nerves, epidural veins and arteries. Due to close proximity of posterior epidural space to spinal cord and spinal nerves, the lesions present with symptoms of radiculopathy and/or myelopathy. In this pictorial essay, detailed anatomy of the posterior epidural space, pathologies affecting it along with imaging pearls to accurately diagnose them are discussed...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856380/t9-versus-t10-as-the-upper-instrumented-vertebra-for-correction-of-adult-deformity-rationale-and-recommendations
#11
Hwee Weng Dennis Hey, Kimberly-Anne Tan, Christabel Shao-En Neo, Eugene Tze-Chun Lau, Denise Ai-Wen Choong, Leok-Lim Lau, Gabriel Ka-Po Liu, Hee-Kit Wong
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Adult spinal deformity correction sometimes involves long posterior pedicle screw constructs extending from the lumbosacral spine to the thoracic vertebra. As fusion obliterates motion and places supraphysiological stress on adjacent spinal segments, it is crucial to ascertain the ideal upper instrumented vertebra (UIV) to minimize risk of proximal junctional failure (PJF). The T10 vertebra is often chosen to allow bridging of the thoracolumbar junction into the immobile thoracic vertebrae on the basis that it is the lowest immobile thoracic vertebra strut by the rib cage...
November 14, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847726/neuromyelitis-optica-masquerading-as-lumbosacral-radiculopathy-a-case-report
#12
Seungyeon Kim, Bumsun Kwon, Jinwoo Park, Hojun Lee, Hyojun Kim, Dayun Park, Kiyeun Nam
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) is a demyelinating syndrome of the central nervous system. This case report describes a 31-year-old woman whose electromyography revealed radiculopathy in the left L5-S1 spinal segment without anatomical abnormalities on lumbosacral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). She was diagnosed with NMOSD based on gadolinium contrast whole spine and brain MRI and anti-aquaporin-4 antibody findings. Her peripheral nervous system might have been damaged during the early course of NMOSD...
October 2016: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845309/-clinical-characteristics-of-pain-syndrome-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
#13
A P Stamo, V N Grigor'eva
AIM: To study pain syndrome characteristics in the trunk and extremities of patients with multiple myeloma (MM). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved 120 patients with MM, aged from 34 to 83 years. The duration of disease was 2-37 months. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The pain syndrome of trunk and extremity localization was revealed in 94% patients, its intensity according to the VAS was 65.5±25.4 mm. At all stages of disease, moderate to severe pain, predominantly related to polyneuropathy (PNP), radiculopathy and osteodestruction, was more frequent...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843689/transition-of-a-herniated-lumbar-disc-to-lumbar-discal-cyst-a-case-report
#14
Rohit Bansil, Yoshitaka Hirano, Hideo Sakuma, Kazuo Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Another rare cause of lower back pain with radiculopathy is the discal cyst. It is believed to arise from degeneration of a herniated disc, although many other theories of its origin have been proposed. Here, we report a patient with lower back pain/radiculopathy attributed originally to a herniated lumbar disc, which transformed within 6 months into a discal cyst. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 42-year-old male had a magnetic resonance (MR) documented herniated lumbar disc at the L4-5 level...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837576/restless-legs-syndrome-mimicking-s1-radiculopathy
#15
Th Zambelis, B R Wolgamuth, S N Papoutsi, M-I Kontaxaki
Α case of a chronic idiopathic form of a severe type of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), which developed during pregnancy and persisted after this, misdiagnosed for 34 years as radiculopathy S1, is reported. In spite of the thorough clinical and laboratory investigation, in addition to constant changes of the therapeutic approach, the diagnosis of S1 radiculopathy could not be confirmed, resulting in a chronic clinical course; the latter was characterized by relapses and remissions not attributed or linked in any way to the treatment (various types of)...
July 2016: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834472/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-pain-in-plexopathy-radiculopathy-peripheral-neuropathy-and-phantom-limb-pain-evidence-and-recommendations-from-the-italian-consensus-conference-on-pain-on-neurorehabilitation
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Francesco Ferraro, Marco Jacopetti, Vincenza Spallone, Luca Padua, Marco Traballesi, Stefano Brunelli, Cristina Cantarella, Cristina Ciotti, Daniele Coraci, Elena Dalla Toffola, Silvia Mandrini, Giovanni Morone, Costanza Pazzaglia, Marcello Romano, Angelo Schenone, Rossella Togni, Stefano Tamburin
Pain may affect all aspects of social life and reduce the quality of life. Neuropathic pain (NP) is common in patients affected by plexopathy, radiculopathy, mononeuropathy, peripheral neuropathy. Phantom limb pain (PLP) is a painful sensation that is common after amputation, and its pathophysiological mechanisms involve changes in the peripheral and central nervous system. Given the lack of conclusive evidence and specific guidelines on these topics, the aim of the Italian Consensus Conference on Pain on Neurorehabilitation (ICCPN) was to collect evidence and offer recommendations to answer currently open questions on the assessment and treatment of NP associated with the above conditions and PLP...
November 11, 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827559/dorsal-cervical-spinal-arachnoid-cyst-type-iii-presenting-with-dorsal-column-dysfunction-a-case-report
#17
Mahesh Krishna Pillai
CONTEXT: Spinal arachnoid cysts are usually asymptomatic and discovered incidentally. Expansion of the cyst, whether acute, subacute or chronic, leads to neural compression resulting in radicuopathy and/or myelopathy. FINDINGS: This case report is of a patient who presented primarily with posterior column dysfunction,subacute in onset and rapidly progressing. Images of the cervical spine showed a dorsal arachnoid cyst, causing significant cord compression and signal changes in the cord, with no scalloping of the vertebrae...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818870/spontaneous-chronic-epidural-hematoma-in-the-lumbar-spine-associated-with-warfarin-intake-a-case-report
#18
Axel Sandvig, Håkan Jonsson
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous spinal epidural hematomas are rare. However, in patients on anticoagulant treatment the risk may increase. Symptomatically patients may present with radiculopathy and even progressive neurological deficits. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present a case of a warfarin treated patient with left L5 radiculopathy. MRI was evaluated as showing a lumbar disc prolapse or synovial cyst at L4-L5 level. The patient was operated and an organized material was removed and analysed as a hematoma...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814270/clinical-outcomes-of-additional-surgery-for-adjacent-segment-disease-after-single-level-anterior-cervical-decompression-and-fusion
#19
Jia Li, Tao Lei, Yaming Liu, Jingchao Wei, Yong Shen
BACKGROUND: Adjacent segment disease (ASD) is one of the problematic complications following anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF). The impact of additional surgery with instruments is still unknown. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the surgical outcomes of additional ACDF with instruments for symptomatic ASD after an initial ACDF using autogenous iliac grafts without instruments. METHODS: A total of 56 patients who underwent an additional ACDF with instruments for symptomatic new radicular or myelopathic symptoms from ASD between 2006 and 2012...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799997/postlaminectomy-bilateral-lumbar-intraspinal-synovial-cysts
#20
Sung Ik Cho, Jung Hwan Lee, Chung Kee Chough
Lumbar intraspinal synovial cysts are included in the difference diagnosis of lumbar radiculopathy. Developing imaging modalities has result in increased reporting about these lesions. However, the case of bilateral new lumbar intraspinal synovial cysts after laminectomy has been rarely reported. We report of a rare case with bilateral lumbar intraspinal synovial cysts after laminectomy, requiring surgical excision.
September 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
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