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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723772/anatomic-investigation-of-lumbar-transforaminal-fenestration-approach-and-its-clinical-application-in-far-lateral-disc-herniation
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Baoshan Xu, Haiwei Xu, Jean Destandau, Xinlong Ma, Jian He, Qun Xia, Ning Ji, Qiang Yang, Yue Liu, Hongfeng Jiang
Treating lumbar disease at the intervertebal foramina is controversial because we lack an approach providing sufficient exposure and preserving spinal stability. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of the transforaminal fenestration (TFF) approach for treating lumbar disease involving the intervertebal foramina.In the anatomic study of 30 adult cadaveric lumbar spine specimens, the TFF approach was used from L1 to S1. The scope of resection was measured manually and on 3D CT images...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720990/selective-nerve-root-blocks-vs-caudal-epidural-injection-for-single-level-prolapsed-lumbar-intervertebral-disc-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Sudhir Singh, Sanjiv Kumar, Gaurav Chahal, Reetu Verma
BACKGROUND: Chronic lumbar radiculopathy has a lifetime prevalence of 5.3% in men and 3.7% in women. It usually resolves spontaneously, but up to 30% cases will have pronounced symptoms even after one year. AIMS: A prospective randomized single-blind study was conducted to compare the efficacy of caudal epidural steroid injection and selective nerve root block in management of pain and disability in cases of lumbar disc herniation. METHODS: Eighty patients with confirmed single-level lumbar disc herniation were equally divided in two groups: (a) caudal epidural and (b) selective nerve root block group, by a computer-generated random allocation method...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720527/usefulness-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-foraminoplasty-for-lumbar-disc-herniation
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Kyung-Chul Choi, Hyeong-Ki Shim, Chan Jin Park, Dong Chan Lee, Choon-Keun Park
OBJECTIVE: Endoscopic foraminoplasty facilitates the engagement of the working cannula via the intervertebral foramen, allowing cannula access near the herniated disc (HD) for the successful application of percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of foraminoplasty for HD and propose applicable situations for foraminoplasty in PELD. METHODS: A retrospective review of consecutive patients who underwent PELD was performed...
July 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719550/does-an-annular-puncture-influence-the-herniation-path-an-in-vitro-mechanical-and-structural-investigation
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Vonne M van Heeswijk, Ashvin Thambyah, Peter A Robertson, Neil D Broom
STUDY DESIGN: A study of mechanically-induced herniation in punctured ovine discs followed by structural analysis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether an annular puncture influences the path that herniation takes by providing direct passage for nucleus through the annulus and therefore whether it increases the risk of acute herniation from overload at the site of damage independent of any longer-term degeneration. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: 10 years after treatment with discography both degenerative changes and frequency of herniation have been shown to increase compared to untreated discs...
July 17, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715939/surgical-versus-non-operative-treatment-for-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Bing-Lin Chen, Jia-Bao Guo, Hong-Wei Zhang, Ya-Jun Zhang, Yi Zhu, Juan Zhang, Hao-Yu Hu, Yi-Li Zheng, Xue-Qiang Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of surgical versus non-operative treatment on the physical function and safety of patients with lumbar disc herniation. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Cochrane Library, Embase, EBSCO, Web of Science, China National Knowledge Infrastructure and Chinese Biomedical Literature Database were searched from initiation to 15 May 2017. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials that evaluated surgical versus non-operative treatment for patients with lumbar disc herniation were selected...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713631/percutaneous-cervical-laser-diskectomy-thermoannuloplasty-and-thermonucleoplasty-comparable-results-without-surgery
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Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: Utilizing the literature, the results of three different minimally invasive surgery (MIS) anterior cervical percutaneous operations for neck/mild radicular pain and magnetic resonance (MR)-documented "contained" (not extruded/sequestrated) discs were evaluated. Results were compared with patients treated nonsurgically for comparable/greater neurological compromise, and even more severe cervical disc disease. METHODS: There were three MIS percutaneous anterior cervical discectomy procedures...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712017/the-distribution-of-infection-with-propionibacterium-acnes-is-equal-in-patients-with-cervical-and-lumbar-disc-herniation
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Naghmeh Javanshir, Firooz Salehpour, Javad Aghazadeh, Farhad Mirzaei, Seyed Ahmad Naseri Alavi
BACKGROUND: Cervical and back pains are important clinical problems affecting human populations globally. It is suggested that Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is associated with disc herniation. The aim of this study is to evaluate the distribution of P. acnes infection in the cervical and lumbar disc material obtained from patients with disc herniation. METHODS AND MATERIAL: A total of 145 patients with mean age of 45.21 ± 11.24 years who underwent micro-discectomy in cervical and lumbar regions were enrolled into the study...
July 15, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710050/transforaminal-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-for-lumbar-disc-herniation-causing-bilateral-symptoms
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Chunpeng Ren, Yin Li, Rujie Qin, Penghao Sun, Peng Wang
BACKGROUND: Transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy (TELD), a minimally invasive spinal technique, has advantages over open discectomy. Unilateral TELD for disc herniation causing bilateral symptoms is challenging. In this study, we describe a percutaneous endoscopic herniotomy technique by using a unilateral approach for lumbar disc herniation with bilateral obvious symptoms. METHODS: From June 2014 to October 2015, 26 patients who had back as well as bilateral leg pain and/or weakness due to lumbar disc herniation were treated by transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy (TELD) with a unilateral approach...
July 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709837/what-are-the-possibilities-of-spontaneous-resorption-of-a-thoracic-disc-herniation-occupying-more-than-20-of-the-spinal-canal-in-the-asymptomatic-subject-comparative-study
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David Brauge, Rachid Madkouri, Robert Clément, Vincent Reina, Thomas Brauge, Stephan Gaillard
Thoracic disc herniation is a rare pathology for which surgical treatment is difficult. The discovery of asymptomatic or only slightly symptomatic lesions can be problematic, especially in cases of marked canal stenosis. The possibility of spontaneous resorption has been documented by a few case reports but there is no study on this subject. Our objective was to compare the clinical and radiological data for two groups of patients with significant thoracic herniation (occupying more than 20% of the spinal canal): one showing spontaneous resorption (group 1) and the other persistence of the lesion during follow up (group 2)...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708042/editorial-use-of-anterior-lumbar-discectomy-and-interbody-fusion-in-the-management-of-recurrent-lumbar-disc-herniation-and-cauda-equina-syndrome
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Paul M Arnold
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708040/anterior-lumbar-discectomy-and-fusion-for-acute-cauda-equina-syndrome-caused-by-recurrent-disc-prolapse-report-of-3-cases
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Kimberly-Anne Tan, Mathew D Sewell, Yma Markmann, Andrew J Clarke, Oliver M Stokes, Daniel Chan
There is a lack of information and consensus regarding the optimal treatment for recurrent disc herniation previously treated by posterior discectomy, and no reports have described an anterior approach for recurrent disc herniation causing cauda equina syndrome (CES). Revision posterior decompression, irrespective of the presence of CES, has been reported to be associated with significantly higher rates of dural tears, hematomas, and iatrogenic nerve root damage. The authors describe treatment and outcomes in 3 consecutive cases of patients who underwent anterior lumbar discectomy and fusion (ALDF) for CES caused by recurrent disc herniations that had been previously treated with posterior discectomy...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704907/effect-of-modic-changes-in-cervical-degenerative-disease
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Kyung Tag Kang, Dong Wuk Son, Oik Kwon, Su Hun Lee, Jong Uk Hwang, Dong Ha Kim, Jun Seok Lee, Geun Sung Song
OBJECTIVE: Modic changes are signal intensity changes in adjacent vertebral bone marrow on magnetic resonance imaging. Few studies have investigated these changes with regard to the cervical spine. In this study, we investigated the associations between cervical degenerative disease and Modic changes. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective collection of radiological data in patients with neck pain at Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital from January 2010 to December 2014...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700387/treatment-of-recurrent-lumbar-disc-herniation-with-or-without-fusion-in-workers-compensation-subjects
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Jeffrey A O'Donnell, Joshua T Anderson, Arnold R Haas, Rick Percy, Stephen T Woods, Uri M Ahn, Nicholas U Ahn
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To determine outcomes after reoperation discectomy with or without fusion surgery for recurrent lumbar disc herniation (RLDH) in the workers' compensation (WC) population. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: RLDH is estimated to occur in 7% to 24% of patients after discectomy. There are two main surgical options after reherniation: a revision discectomy (RD), or an RD combined with fusion (RDF)...
July 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694597/management-of-cervical-monoradiculopathy-due-to-prolapsed-intervertebral-disc-an-institutional-experience
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Amresh S Bhaganagare, S A Nagesh, B G Shrihari, Vikas Naik, M N Nagarjun, Balaji S Pai
BACKGROUND: Cervical radiculopathy is the common clinical entity, often caused by "wear and tear" changes that occur in the spine. In the younger population, cervical radiculopathy is a result of a disc herniation or an acute injury causing foraminal impingement of an exiting nerve, whereas in the older individuals, it is due to foraminal narrowing from osteophyte formation, decreased disc height, and degenerative changes of the uncovertebral joints anteriorly and of the facet joints posteriorly...
April 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688062/giant-thoracic-discs-treatment-outcome-and-follow-up-of-33-patients-in-a-single-centre
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Saurabh Kapoor, Meriem Amarouche, Farah Al-Obeidi, Jean Marie U-King-Im, Nick Thomas, David Bell
PURPOSE: To help guide treatment strategies and create insight into functional outcomes in patients with Giant herniated thoracic discs (GHTD), which are defined as occupying more than 40% of spinal canal. METHODS: Authors did a retrospective analysis of prospective cohort of 33 cases of GHTD, using clinical letters, notes, and telephonic questionnaires to determine their pre and postoperative functional status, surgical details, and complication rates. 16 males and 17 females operated between 2006 and 2014 were included in the study...
July 7, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687061/a-fatal-and-unusual-iatrogenic-fourth-right-lumbar-artery-injury-complicating-wrong-level-hemilaminectomy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Francesco Ventura, Rosario Barranco, Carlo Bernabei, Lara Castelletti, Lucio Castellan
The authors describe an unusual case of a fatal iatrogenic fourth lumbar artery injury during left hemilaminectomy in a 38-year-old woman. At autopsy, gross inspection revealed hemoperitoneum with 1,800 ml of free blood and massive retroperitoneal extravasation. A laceration with irregular and jagged margins was detected on the wall of the fourth right lumbar artery. The autopsy and the post-mortem TC investigations demonstrated that wrong-level hemilaminectomy was performed for the herniated disc.
July 7, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684534/comparing-surgical-approaches-to-lumbar-disc-herniations
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EDITORIAL
Jean-Valery C Coumans
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 6, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682439/the-effect-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-under-different-anesthesia-on-pain-and-immunity-of-patients-with-prolapse-of-lumbar-intervertebral-disc
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S-J Wang, B-H Chen, P Wang, C-S Liu, J-M Yu, X-X Ma
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy under different anesthesia on pain and immunity of patients with lumbar disc herniation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 92 cases of patients with lumbar disc herniation in the Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University from February 2015 to January 2016 were collected. These patients were randomly divided into control group and observation group (n = 46). Patients in the control group underwent percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy with the use of local anesthesia, while patients in the observation group used continuous epidural anesthesia...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679440/erratum-to-application-of-transiliac-approach-to-intervertebral-endoscopic-discectomy-in-l5-s1-intervertebral-disc-herniation
#19
Jiayue Bai, Wei Zhang, Yapeng Wang, Jilong An, Jian Zhang, Yapeng Sun, Wenyuan Ding, Yong Shen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 5, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679342/percutaneous-laser-disc-decompression-versus-microdiscectomy-for-sciatica-cost-utility-analysis-alongside-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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M Elske van den Akker-van Marle, Patrick A Brouwer, Ronald Brand, Bart Koes, Wilbert B van den Hout, Mark A van Buchem, Wilco C Peul
Background Percutaneous laser disc decompression (PLDD) for patients with lumbar disc herniation is believed to be cheaper than surgery. However, cost-effectiveness has never been studied. Materials and Methods A cost utility analysis was performed alongside a randomized controlled trial comparing PLDD and conventional surgery. Patients reported their quality of life using the EuroQol five dimensions questionnaire (EQ-5D), 36-item short form health survey (SF-36 and derived SF-6D) and a visual analogue scale (VAS)...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
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