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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808601/high-posterior-cervical-fusion-rates-with-iliac-autograft-and-nanoss-bone-marrow-aspirate
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Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: Patients with severe cervical multilevel stenosis and an adequate lordotic curvature often undergo multilevel laminectomies with posterior instrumented fusions. Although the "gold standard" for the fusion mass remains iliac crest autograft, many require additional volume provided by bone graft expanders. Here, we studied the fusion rates for 32 patients undergoing multilevel cervical laminectomy and vertex/rod/eyelet/titanium cable fusions utilizing lamina/iliac autograft and the bone graft expander Nanoss (RTI Surgical, Alachua, FL, USA) with autogenous bone marrow aspirate (BMA)...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807778/cervical-cord-canal-mismatch-a-new-method-for-identifying-predisposition-to-spinal-cord-injury
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REVIEW
Aria Nouri, Julio Montejo, Xin Sun, Justin Virojanapa, Luis E Kolb, Khalid M Abbed, Joseph Cheng
The risk for spinal cord injuries (SCIs) ranging from devastating traumatic injuries, compression due to degenerative pathology, and neurapraxia is increased in patients with congenital spinal stenosis. Classical diagnostic criteria include an absolute anteroposterior diameter of <12-13mm or a Torg-Pavlov Ratio of <0.80-0.82; however, these factors do not take into account the size of the spinal cord, which varies across patients independent of canal size. Recent large MRI studies of population cohorts have allowed newer methods to emerge that account for both cord and canal size by measuring a spinal cord occupation ratio (SCOR)...
August 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776693/a-comparison-of-tracheal-scaffold-strategies-for-pediatric-transplantation-in-a-rabbit-model
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Elizabeth F Maughan, Colin R Butler, Claire Crowley, Gui Zhen Teoh, Margot Den Hondt, Nicholas J Hamilton, Robert E Hynds, Peggy Lange, Tahera Ansari, Luca Urbani, Samuel M Janes, Paolo De Coppi, Martin A Birchall, Martin J Elliott
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Despite surgical advances, childhood tracheal stenosis is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Various tracheal scaffold strategies have been developed as the basis for bioengineered substitutes, but there is no consensus on which may be superior in vivo. We hypothesized that there would be no difference in morbidity and mortality between three competing scaffold strategies in rabbits. STUDY DESIGN: Pilot preclinical study. METHODS: Tracheal scaffolds were prepared by three methods that have been applied clinically and reported: preserved cadaveric ("Herberhold") allografts, detergent-enzymatically decellularized allografts, and synthetic scaffolds (nanocomposite polymer [polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane poly(carbonate-urea) urethane (POSS-PCU)])...
August 4, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765029/surgeries-for-patients-with-tandem-spinal-stenosis-in-cervical-andthoracic-spine-combined-or-staged-surgeries
#4
Pan-Pan Hu, Miao Yu, Xiao-Guang Liu, Zhong-Jun Liu, Liang Jiang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 29, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748862/imaging-features-of-symptomatic-radiation-induced-cervical-artery-stenosis
#5
Jia-Ping Xu, Ji-Jun Shi, Guang-Xin Duan, Yong-Jun Cao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747589/what-is-the-most-representative-parameter-for-describing-the-size-of-the-atlas-ct-morphometric-analysis-of-the-atlas-with-special-reference-to-atlas-hypoplasia
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Hitoshi Yamahata, Hirofumi Hirano, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Masanao Mori, Tadaaki Niiro, Hiroshi Tokimura, Kazunori Arita
The spinal canal diameter (SCD) is one of the most studied factors for the assessment of cervical spinal canal stenosis. The inner anteroposterior diameter (IAP), the SCD, and the cross-sectional area (CSA) of the atlas have been used for the evaluation of the size of the atlas in patients with atlas hypoplasia, a rare form of developmental spinal canal stenosis, however, there is little information on their relationship. The aim of this study was to identify the most useful parameter for depicting the size of the atlas...
July 27, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746221/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-hidden-lesions-in-mild-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-patients-with-apparent-symptoms
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Yaning Sun, Kunlun Yu, Haonan Wang, Yong Shen, Lingde Kong, Jingtao Zhang
Patients with apparent symptoms of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) may only show a mild compressive lesion in ordinary magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics of CSM patients with "hidden" lesions on kinetic MRI and to determine an effective treatment.Thirty-one patients with obvious spinal cord compression only on kinetic MRI were included in our study. A variety of parameters were calculated from MRI of the cervical spine at different postures. The anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) procedure were used for treatment of CSM...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739521/effective-intraluminal-shunt-in-carotid-endarterectomy-for-carotid-artery-near-occlusion-a-technical-report
#8
Yoichiro Kawamura, Daisuke Maruyama, Yojiro Akagi, Koji Iihara
BACKGROUND: Carotid artery near occlusion is a critical degree of stenosis whereby blood flow is decreased and the distal cervical and intracranial internal carotid arteries (ICAs) are prone to collapse. Considering the diminished perfusion and the risk of progression to total occlusion and periocclusive embolism, we performed carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for carotid artery near occlusion. METHODS: Accurate evaluation of tandem stenosis or patency of the post-stenotic ICA in carotid artery near occlusion is often difficult preoperatively...
July 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739520/clinical-observation-of-posterior-percutaneous-full-endoscopic-cervical-foraminotomy-as-a-treatment-for-osseous-foraminal-stenosis
#9
Zhi-Yuan Ye, Wei-Jun Kong, Zhi-Jun Xin, Qiang Fu, Jun Ao, Guang-Ru Cao, Yu-Qiang Cai, Wen-Bo Liao
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical effects of posterior percutaneous full-endoscopic cervical foraminotomy in patients with osseous foraminal stenosis. METHODS: Nine patients with osseous foraminal stenosis underwent surgery using the posterior percutaneous full-endoscopic cervical foraminotomy technique and received follow-up care for 1 year. The visual analogue scale (VAS) score, neck disability index (NDI), and modified Macnab criteria were recorded at the last follow-up...
July 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721000/roentgenographic-and-computerized-tomography-based-morphometric-analysis-of-cervical-spinal-canal-diameters-to-establish-normative-measurements-in-an-indian-population
#10
Kapil A Pawar, Arya S Mishra, Gokul Bandagi, Sudhir K Srivastava
Compressive cervical myelopathy secondary to degenerative changes in the cervical spine is a common cause of neurologic morbidity in the elderly. Identification of canal stenosis and addressing it surgically in addition to the obvious compressive lesions is essential to obtain satisfactory results. We attempt to define the saggital and transverse diameters in a normal adult population presenting at our centre with head injuries. We found that the values were lower than those reported in comparable studies for a western population, and also that the dimensions in women are significantly lower than in men...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717824/follow-up-after-radical-vaginal-trachelectomy-rvt-patients-problems-and-physicians-difficulties
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Dorothee Speiser, Shazia Malik, Malgorzata Lanowska, Anne Bartens, Jens-Uwe Blohmer, Mandy Mangler
PURPOSE: Patients after radical vaginal trachelectomy (RVT) need specific follow-up treatment because their problems differ from those of other gyneco-oncologic patients. Anatomic changes after surgery complicate examinations. Recognition and treatment of these issues require physician's expertise. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We evaluated the follow-up data of 70 patients who underwent RVT for early cervical cancer between 03/2010 and 12/2013. The follow-up interval in the first 2 years was 3 and 6 months in the following 2 years...
July 17, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716586/comparison-of-three-dimensional-t1-weighted-magnetic-resonance-and-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-plaque-images-for-severe-stenosis-of-the-cervical-carotid-artery
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Yasuyoshi Shimada, Kohki Oikawa, Shunrou Fujiwara, Yasushi Ogasawara, Yuiko Sato, Shinsuke Narumi, Tadayoshi Kato, Kazumasa Oura, Yasuo Terayama, Makoto Sasaki, Kentaro Fujimoto, Jun Yoshida, Kuniaki Ogasawara
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance (MR) and contrast-enhanced ultrasound assess characteristics and neovascularization, respectively, of the carotid plaque. The purpose of the present study was to clarify how findings of contrast-enhanced ultrasound plaque imaging are related to those of 3-dimensional (3D) fast spin echo (FSE) T1-weighted MR plaque imaging (WI) in severe stenosis (≥70%) of the cervical carotid artery. METHODS: Fifty-three patients underwent 3D FSE T1-WI and contrast-enhanced ultrasound...
September 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712899/iatrogenic-ascending-pharyngeal-artery-injury-by-predilation-balloon-inflation-during-carotid-artery-stenting-with-flow-reversal
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Junpei Koge, Tomonori Iwata, Shigehisa Mizuta, Yukihiko Nakamura, Shun-Ichi Matsumoto, Takeshi Yamada
BACKGROUND: The ascending pharyngeal artery (APA) may rarely arise from the common carotid artery bifurcation. We report an injury to the APA as an unusual complication of predilation balloon inflation during carotid artery stenting (CAS) with flow reversal. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 73-year-old man presented with symptomatic severe left cervical internal carotid artery stenosis. The left APA arose from the common carotid artery bifurcation. We performed CAS with flow reversal to decrease the risk of distal embolization...
July 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711623/prioritized-cervical-or-lumbar-surgery-for-coexisting-cervical-and-lumbar-stenosis-prognostic-analysis-of-222-case
#14
Haoxi Li, Zhaoxiong Chen, Xinhua Li, Tao Liu, Bin Shen, Yufeng Huang, Desheng Wu
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Single-stage surgery is usually applied to improving the symptoms of coexisting cervical and lumbar stenosis. In most cases, patients' willingness, surgery affordability, surgical trauma, surgical complications and patients' tolerance to surgery all limit the application of single-stage surgery. For patients who cannot receive single-stage surgery, we hope that we can find out by weighing up merits and flaws of the two surgical sites in order to make decision of prioritize one of the two surgery, so as to bring more benefits to the patients...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703331/high-resolution-diffusion-tensor-imaging-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-a-preliminary-follow-up-study
#15
Li Guan, Xiaolong Chen, Yong Hai, Xiaodong Ma, Le He, Guangzhi Wang, Chun Yuan, Hua Guo
Diffusion imaging is a promising technique as it can provide microstructural tissue information and thus potentially show viable changes in spinal cord. However, the traditional single-shot imaging method is limited as a result of various image artifacts. In order to improve measurement accuracy, we used a newly developed, multi-shot, high-resolution, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) method to investigate diffusion metric changes and compare them with T2 -weighted (T2W) images before and after decompressive surgery for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM)...
July 13, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701298/carotid-stenting-for-unilateral-stenosis-can-increase-contralateral-hemispheric-cerebral-blood-flow
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Akiyo Sadato, Shingo Maeda, Motoharu Hayakawa, Kazuhide Adachi, Hiroshi Toyama, Ichiro Nakahara, Yuichi Hirose
BACKGROUND: The revascularization of carotid stenosis can increase ipsilateral cerebral blood flow (CBF). Occasionally, elevated CBF is also evident on the contralateral side, but this phenomenon is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To analyze retrospectively the relationship between a contralateral CBF increase and several clinical and radiologic features. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 40 patients with unilateral cervical carotid stenosis treated by carotid artery stenting (CAS)...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696036/cervical-artery-dissection-expands-the-cardiovascular-phenotype-in-fbn1-related-weill-marchesani-syndrome
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Kelsey Newell, Wendy Smith, Brian Ghoshhajra, Eric Isselbacher, Angela Lin, Mark E Lindsay
Weill-Marchesani syndrome (WMS) is a rare form of acromelic dysplasia that is characterized by distinctive skeletal, ocular, and cardiovascular abnormalities. Previously described cardiac manifestations of WMS include aortic and pulmonary valve stenosis, mitral valve prolapse, mitral stenosis, and QTc prolongation. Autosomal dominant forms of WMS result from heterozygous pathogenic variants in FBN1, a gene with a well characterized role in the pathogenesis of thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) in the context of Marfan syndrome...
July 11, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694111/the-pathophysiology-of-watershed-infarction-a-three-dimensional-time-of-flight-magnetic-resonance-angiography-study
#18
Caroline Weill, Laurent Suissa, Jacques Darcourt, Marie-Hélène Mahagne
BACKGROUND: Most of the time, watershed infarcts (WIs) involve steno-occlusive carotid disease. The pathophysiological mechanism could be predicted by their pattern: internal WIs (IWIs) are thought to be due to hemodynamic impairment in contrast to cortical WIs (CWIs), which are more likely to be caused by microembolic phenomena. We used a 3D time-of-flight (TOF) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) study to assess this hypothesis. METHODS: In 45 consecutive patients with a recent WI and ipsilateral cervical carotid stenosis, clinical and radiological data were obtained retrospectively...
September 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690870/spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-a-case-series-and-review-of-imaging-findings
#19
Shandy Fox, Luke Hnenny, Uzair Ahmed, Kotoo Meguro, Michael E Kelly
INTRODUCTION: Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulae (sdAVF) are rare lesions. Patients typically present with slowly progressive myelopathy that is often mistaken for degenerative cervical or lumbar stenosis. On spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), multisegmental T2 hyperintensities along with associated flow voids are pathognomonic of sdAVF. However, diagnosis can be difficult. Definitive diagnosis and localization is achieved with complete spinal angiography. Treatment options include open surgical ligation, endovascular embolization or multimodality treatment...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686117/predicting-ischemic-stroke-after-carotid-artery-stenting-based-on-proximal-calcification-and-the-jellyfish-sign
#20
Nobuhiko Ichinose, Seiji Hama, Toshio Tsuji, Zu Soh, Hideaki Hayashi, Yoshihiro Kiura, Shigeyuki Sakamoto, Takahito Okazaki, Daizo Ishii, Katsuhiro Shinagawa, Kaoru Kurisu
OBJECTIVE Carotid artery stenting (CAS) has been considered to prevent ischemic strokes caused by stenosis of the cervical carotid artery. The most common complication of CAS is new cerebral infarction. The authors have previously reported that the jellyfish sign-the rise and fall of the mobile component of the carotid plaque surface detected by carotid ultrasonography-suggests thinning and rupture of the fibrous cap over the unstable plaque content, such as the lipid-rich necrotic core or internal plaque hemorrhage...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
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