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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909657/remote-cervical-pseudomeningocele-following-anterior-cervical-corpectomy-and-fusion-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Abolfazl Rahimizadeh, Housain Soufiani, Shaghayegh Rahimizadeh
Iatrogenic cervical pseudomeningocele is a rare event and majority are located posteriorly as a delayed complication of inadvertent dural tear after decompressive laminectomy. However, iatrogenic anterior cervical pseudomeningocele subsequent to discectomy or corpectomy is a rare pathology. The time necessary for formation of pseudomeningocele varies and depend on the width of the dural tear and the flow of cerebrospinal fluid leakage. Large tears with high CSF flow usually result in early collection of the cerebrospinal fluid in anterior compartment of the neck designated acute pseudomeningoceles...
2016: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909653/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-cervical-spine-under-represents-sagittal-plane-deformity-in-degenerative-myelopathy-patients
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Douglas S Weinberg, Arunit J Chugh, Jeremy J Gebhart, Jason D Eubanks
BACKGROUND: In treating patients with cervical myelopathy, surgical approach may be dictated by sagittal balance, highlighting the need for accurate pre-operative assessment. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is widely-recognized for its utility in the diagnosis and surgical planning of cervical myelopathy. Plain radiographs (X-rays) are a reliable tool to assess bony alignment. However, they may not always be included in standard pre-operative evaluation, especially in an era of restricted payer-environments...
2016: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909651/hybrid-decompression-and-fixation-technique-for-the-treatment-of-multisegmental-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Barón Zárate-Kalfopulos, Walter Araos-Silva, Alejandro Reyes-Sánchez, Luis Miguel Rosales-Olivarez, Armando Alpizar-Aguirre, Francisco Lopez Melendez
BACKGROUND: Cervical spondilotic myelopathy (CSM) is defined as the compromise of the spinal cord due to degenerative changes of the cervical spine. It is the most common cause of spinal cord dysfunction in patients over 55 years. An early surgical management it is paramount to achieve better neurological outcome. There is still controversy regarding the appropriate surgical treatment for multisegmental CSM involving three or more levels. The hybrid decompression and fixation technique combines one or two level corpectomy and a single level discectomy in order to obtain optimum decompression and fixation in patients with multilevel cervical myelopathy...
2016: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907060/amplitude-of-low-frequency-fluctuation-alff-in-the-cervical-spinal-cord-with-stenosis-a-resting-state-fmri-study
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Xiaojia Liu, Wenshu Qian, Richu Jin, Xiang Li, Keith Dk Luk, Ed X Wu, Yong Hu
Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a common spinal cord dysfunction disease with complex symptoms in clinical presentation. Resting state fMRI (rsfMRI) has been introduced to study the mechanism of neural development of CSM. However, most of those studies focused on intrinsic functional connectivity rather than intrinsic regional neural activity level which is also frequently analyzed in rsfMRI studies. Thus, this study aims to explore whether the level of neural activity changes on the myelopathic cervical cord and evaluate the possible relationship between this change and clinical symptoms through amplitude of low frequency fluctuation (ALFF)...
2016: PloS One
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/27904722/comparison-between-radiological-and-clinical-outcomes-of-laminoplasties-with-titanium-miniplates-for-cervical-myelopathy
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Jong-Hwa Park, Jae-Sung Ahn, Ho-Jin Lee, Byung-Kon Shin
BACKGROUND: Laminoplasty is a surgical procedure frequently performed for cervical myelopathy. We investigated correlations between changes in the anteroposterior diameter (APD) of the spinal canal, spinal canal area (SCA), and laminar angle (LA) and clinical outcomes of laminoplasty. METHODS: Of the 204 cervical myelopathy patients who underwent laminoplasty from July 2010 to May 2015, 49 patients who were evaluated with pre- and postoperative computed tomography of the cervical vertebrae were included...
December 2016: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902623/ossification-of-the-posterior-atlantoaxial-membrane-associated-with-atlas-hypoplasia-a-case-report
#7
Yichen Meng, Dongxiao Zhou, Rui Gao, Jun Ma, Ce Wang, Xuhui Zhou
RATIONALE: Hypoplasia with an intact posterior arch of the atlas and ossification of the posterior atlantoaxial membrane (PAAM) are individually rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient presented with a 6-month history of progressive weakness and paresthesia of his lower extremities. DIAGNOSES: Cervical myelopathy resulting from atlas hypoplasia and ossification of the posterior atlantoaxial membrane. INTERVENTIONS: Laminectomy of the atlas with duroplasty...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898600/is-it-necessary-to-extend-a-multilevel-posterior-cervical-decompression-and-fusion-to-the-upper-thoracic-spine
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Gregory D Schroeder, Christopher K Kepler, Mark F Kurd, Loren Mead, Paul W Millhouse, Priyanka Kumar, Kristen Nicholson, Christie Stawicki, Andrew Helber, Daniella Fasciano, Alpesh A Patel, Barret I Woods, Kris E Radcliff, Jeffery A Rihn, D Greg Anderson, Alan S Hilibrand, Alexander R Vaccaro
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort analysis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine if there is a difference in the revision rate in patients who undergo a multilevel posterior cervical fusions ending at C7, T1, or T2-T4. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Multilevel posterior cervical decompression and fusion is a common procedure for patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy, but there is little literature available to help guide the surgeon in choosing the caudal level of a multilevel posterior cervical fusion...
December 1, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891299/tourette-syndrome-and-comorbid-neuropsychiatric-conditions
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Ashutosh Kumar, William Trescher, Debra Byler
Tourette syndrome is a neuropsychiatric condition characterized by both motor and phonic tics over a period of at least 1 year with the onset in childhood or adolescence. Apart from the tics, most of the patients with Tourette syndrome have associated neuropsychiatric comorbidities consisting of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, rage attacks, sleep issues, depression, and migraine. Patients may also have physical complications directly from violent motor tics which can rarely include cervical myelopathy, arterial dissection, and stroke...
2016: Current Developmental Disorders Reports
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
#10
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/27887013/severe-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-with-complete-neurological-and-neuroradiological-recovery-within-a-month-after-surgery
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Th Marios, Zevgaridis Dimitrios, Th Theologos, Tsonidis Christos
Cervical spondylotic myelopathy is a complex syndrome evolving in the presence of degenerative changes. The choice of care and prognostic factors are controversial. The use of appropriate surgical technique is very important. Posterior approach may be chosen when pathology is present dorsally and/or in the presence of neutral to lordotic alignment. Anterior approach is the golden standard in patients with kyphosis and/or stenosis due to ventral lesions, even with three or more affected levels. A 67-year-old man presented with progressive weakness and clumsiness (mJOA: 5; Nurick: 4)...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885473/the-application-of-a-new-type-of-titanium-mesh-cage-in-hybrid-anterior-decompression-and-fusion-technique-for-the-treatment-of-continuously-three-level-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Xiaowei Liu, Yu Chen, Haisong Yang, Tiefeng Li, Haidong Xu, Bin Xu, Deyu Chen
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new type of titanium mesh cage (NTMC) in hybrid anterior decompression and fusion method (HDF) in treating continuously three-level cervical spondylotic myelopathy (TCSM). METHODS: Ninety-four cases who had TCSM and accepted the HDF from Jan 2007 to Jan 2010 were included. Clinical and radiological outcomes were compared between cases who had the NTMC (Group A, n = 45) and traditional titanium mesh cage (TTMC, Group B, n = 49) after corpectomies...
November 24, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879567/collar-fixation-is-not-mandatory-after-cervical-laminoplasty-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tetsuro Hida, Yoshihito Sakai, Kenyu Ito, Sadayuki Ito, Shiro Imagama, Naoki Ishiguro, Atsushi Harada
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled study OBJECTIVES.: To determine the effect of collar-aided fixation on outcomes following laminoplasty for cervical compressive myelopathy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Patients are often placed in a Philadelphia collar for weeks after cervical laminoplasty. However, the benefit of postoperative collar use remains controversial. We hypothesized that treatment outcomes in postoperative pain in patients without collars would not be inferior to the outcomes in patients using Philadelphia collars for two weeks...
November 22, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879511/c2-c3-anterior-cervical-fusion-technical-report
#14
Michael A Finn, Joel D MacDonald
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of patients at a university hospital. OBJECTIVE: To describe the anterior approach for cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) at C2-C3 level and evaluate its suitability for treatment of instability and degenerative disease in this region. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The anterior approach is commonly used for ACDF in the lower cervical spine but is used less often in the high cervical spine. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a database of consecutive cervical spine surgeries performed at our institution to identify patients who underwent ACDF at the C2-C3 level during a 10-year period...
December 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879510/clinical-and-radiographic-outcomes-of-c1-laminectomy-without-fusion-in-patients-with-cervical-myelopathy-that-is-associated-with-a-retro-odontoid-pseudotumor
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Mitsuru Takemoto, Masashi Neo, Shunsuke Fujibayashi, Takeshi Sakamoto, Masato Ota, Bungo Otsuki, Hiroki Kaneko, Takeshi Umebayashi
PURPOSE: A retro-odontoid pseudotumor that is not associated with rheumatoid arthritis or hemodialysis is clinically rare. The majority of surgeons select transoral resection as the surgical treatment, often followed by posterior fusion or posterior decompression and fusion. In contrast, some authors have reported success with simple decompression without posterior stabilization in cases where atlanto-axial instability (AAI) is either absent or minor. In this study, we have evaluated the clinical and radiographic outcomes of C1 laminectomy without fusion as the surgical treatment for patients with cervical myelopathy that is associated with a retro-odontoid pseudotumor...
December 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872169/myelopathy-chameleons-and-mimics
#16
Lionel Ginsberg
The diagnosis of spinal cord disease may be delayed or missed if the presentation does not conform to the expected pattern of a symmetrical spastic paraparesis with sphincter dysfunction and a sensory level. This may occur when a myelopathy has yet to evolve fully, or is highly asymmetrical, as in Brown-Séquard syndrome. Other potential distractions include fluctuating symptoms, as may accompany spinal cord demyelination, and pseudoneuropathic features, as seen acutely in spinal shock and in the chronic setting with some high cervical cord lesions...
November 21, 2016: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871819/c7-sagittal-vertical-axis-is-the-determinant-of-the-c5-7-angle-in-cervical-sagittal-alignment
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Yoshitaka Matsubayashi, Hirotaka Chikuda, Yasushi Oshima, Yuki Taniguchi, Yoh Fujimoto, Takachika Shimizu, Sakae Tanaka
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Previous studies have indicated that the T1 slope correlates with cervical lordosis. In contrast, the specific impact of C7 sagittal vertical axis (C7SVA) on cervical lordosis remains unknown. PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the specific role of C7SVA in cervical lordosis. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: This was a retrospective radiographic study. PATIENT SAMPLE: 48 consecutive patients who underwent lateral standing radiography of the entire spine were retrospectively reviewed OUTCOME MEASURES: Radiographic parameters included occipito (Oc) -C7, Oc-C2, C2-7, C2-4, and C5-7 angles; T1 slope; C7SVA; T1 pelvic angle; pelvic incidence; pelvic tilt; and sacral slope...
November 15, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865885/perforations-and-angulations-of-324-cervical-medial-cortical-pedicle-screws-a-possible-guide-to-avoid-lateral-perforations-with-use-of-pedicle-screws-in-lower-cervical-spine
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Bijjawara Mahesh, Bidre Upendra, Sekharappa Vijay, Kumar Arund, Reddy Srinivas
BACKGROUND: Context : More than half of the perforations reported with usage of cervical pedicle screws (CPS), are lateral perforations, endangering the vertebral artery. The medial cortical pedicle screw technique (MCPS) with partial drilling of the medial cortex, shifts the trajectory of pedicle screws medially, decreasing the lateral perforations. PURPOSE: To evaluate the decrease in lateral perforations of CPS with use of MCPS technique, in relation to medial angulation...
November 16, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861250/mri-analysis-of-the-combined-prospectively-collected-aospine-north-america-and-international-data-the-prevalence-and-spectrum-of-pathologies-in-a-global-cohort-of-patients-with-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy
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Aria Nouri, Allan Martin, Lindsay Tetreault, Anick Nater, So Kato, Hiroaki Nakashima, Narihito Nagoshi, Hamed Reihani-Kermani, Michael G Fehlings
STUDY DESIGN: Ambispective Analysis OBJECTIVE.: To report the global prevalence of specific degenerative cervical pathologies in patients with DCM through detailed review of MRIs SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy (DCM) encompasses a spectrum of age-related conditions that result in progressive spinal cord injury. METHODS: MRIs of 458 patients (age 56.4 +/-11.8, 285 Male, 173 Female) patients were reviewed for specific degenerative features, directionality of cord compression, levels of spinal cord compression, and signal changes on T2WI and T1WI...
November 16, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858894/preoperative-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-patients-with-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-scheduled-for-spinal-surgery
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Le Liu, Yan-Bin Liu, Jian-Min Sun, Hai-Feng Hou, Chen Liang, Tao Li, Heng-Tao Qi
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and its risk factors in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) before spinal surgery are poorly understood. We investigated this association with a retrospective cross-sectional study. PATIENTS CONCERNS: The study cohort consisted of all consecutive patients with CSM who were scheduled for spinal surgery at our institution from 2013 to 2015. DVT was defined as an intraluminal filling defect in a lower extremity vein identified by Doppler ultrasonography...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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