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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525474/anatomy-of-lamina-in-the-subaxial-cervical-spine-with-the-special-reference-to-translaminar-screws-ct-and-cadaveric-analysis-with-screw-trajectory-simulation
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Woojin Cho, Jason T Le, Adam L Shimer, Brian C Werner, John A Glaser, Francis H Shen
STUDY DESIGN: A cadaveric study. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Translaminar screws were initially developed for C2 fixation. Since then, their usage has expanded to include the subaxial cervical spine, and thoracic and lumbar spine. To the best of our knowledge, special anatomy for inserting translaminar screws in the subaxial cervical spine has not been studied. OBJECTIVE: To report the special anatomy for inserting translaminar screws in the subaxial cervical spine...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525468/cortical-bone-trajectory-for-thoracic-pedicle-screws-a-technical-note
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Keitaro Matsukawa, Yoshiyuki Yato, Richard A Hynes, Hideaki Imabayashi, Naobumi Hosogane, Takashi Asazuma, Toshiyasu Matsui, Yasushi Kobayashi, Koichi Nemoto
STUDY DESIGN: A morphometric measurement of new thoracic pedicle screw trajectory using computed tomography and a biomechanical study on cadaveric thoracic vertebrae using insertional torque. OBJECTIVE: To introduce a new thoracic pedicle screw trajectory which maximizes engagement with denser bone. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cortical bone trajectory (CBT) which maximizes the thread contact with cortical bone provides enhanced screw purchase...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524751/pseudogout-of-the-cervical-and-thoracic-spine-mimicking-infection-after-lumbar-fusion-case-report
#3
Kelly J Bridges, Carli L Bullis, Ajay Wanchu, Khoi D Than
Pseudogout is a form of acute calcium pyrophosphate deposition (CPPD) disease that typically afflicts the elderly. CPPD commonly involves larger joints, such as the knees, wrists, shoulders, and hips, and has been known to involve the spine. The authors report the case of a 66-year-old woman with a recent history of lumbar laminectomy and fusion who presented 5 weeks postprocedure with a clinical and radiographic picture consistent with multilevel skip lesions involving the cervical and thoracic spine, thoracic discitis, and epidural abscess...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520819/in-vitro-analysis-of-the-segmental-flexibility-of-the-thoracic-spine
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Hans-Joachim Wilke, Andrea Herkommer, Karin Werner, Christian Liebsch
Basic knowledge about the thoracic spinal flexibility is limited and to the authors' knowledge, no in vitro studies have examined the flexibility of every thoracic spinal segment under standardized experimental conditions using pure moments. In our in vitro study, 68 human thoracic functional spinal units including the costovertebral joints (at least n = 6 functional spinal units per segment from T1-T2 to T11-T12) were loaded with pure moments of ±7.5 Nm in flexion/extension, lateral bending, and axial rotation in a custom-built spine tester to analyze range of motion (ROM) and neutral zone (NZ)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516403/long-term-clinical-outcome-of-spinal-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-in-children
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Seong Wook Lee, Hyery Kim, Jin Kyung Suh, Kyung-Nam Koh, Ho Joon Im, Hee Mang Yoon, Jong Jin Seo
Spinal involvement of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) affects morbidity, but outcomes are not well understood. We analyzed long-term outcomes following uniform treatment at a single institution. Clinical characteristics and outcomes of spinal LCH patients were retrospectively analyzed. Height ratios were calculated using the anterior height of the involved vertebral body on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the expected normal vertebral height. Twenty-two (22.4%) of 98 patients diagnosed with LCH had spinal involvement...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512409/immunoglobulin-d-multiple-myeloma-presenting-as-spontaneous-fracture
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Samer Al Hadidi, Khalil Katato, Ghassan Bachuwa
Immunoglobulin D multiple myeloma is a rare type of multiple myeloma that usually presents as bone pain, fatigue, or weight loss. We report a case of immunoglobulin D multiple myeloma in a 53-year-old Caucasian male patient with previous medical history of anaplastic oligodendroglioma status post-surgical resection who was evaluated for back pain while mowing the lawn. His physical examination showed tenderness over the lower thoracic vertebrae with no sensory or motor impairment. Initial lab investigations showed normocytic anemia and hypercalcemia with low parathyroid hormone...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511840/quantitative-assessment-of-trunk-deformation-during-running
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Shoma Kudo, Masahiro Fujimoto, Tadao Isaka, Akinori Nagano
The trunk has a multi-segmental structure and is composed of the cervical, thoracic, and lumber spines and surrounding soft tissue elements; this allows flexible deformation during dynamic movements. The purpose of this study was to quantitatively assess trunk deformation during dynamic movement. Ten male subjects performed running at four different speeds: 8km/h, 10km/h, 12km/h, and 14km/h. Forty reflective markers were placed on the backs of these individuals to define 56 small triangular areas, and three-dimensional kinematic data was recorded with a motion capture system...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509261/management-of-fracture-dorso-lumbar-spine-in-a-pregnant-female-by-surgery-in-prone-position
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Dhiraj Vithal Sonawane, Pradip S Nemade, Ajay Chandanwale, Eknath Pawar, Sanjay A Jagtap
Surgical management of thoraco-lumbar spine fracture in pregnancy has specific concerns during surgery like positioning, approach, and radiation exposure to fetus. We report a case of burst fracture of 12th thoracic vertebrae with paraplegia in a young female with 26 weeks of gestation. Surgery was performed in prone position on a Toronto frame. This report also discusses the management of thoraco-lumbar spine fracture in pregnancy with review of literature.
May 16, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508265/incidence-of-vertebral-fractures-in-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-after-8-years-of-follow-up
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Mario García-Carrasco, Claudia Mendoza-Pinto, María de la Luz León-Vázquez, Socorro Méndez-Martínez, Ivet Etchegaray-Morales, Álvaro Montiel-Jarquín, Miguel Angel Enriquez-Guerra, Margarita Muñóz-Guarneros, José Luis Gálvez-Romero, Pamela Soto-Santillán, Ricard Cervera
The aim of this study was to evaluate possible associations between potential risk factors and the occurrence of established vertebral fractures (VF) in Mexican patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Consecutive patients with SLE were enrolled in a prospective, observational study from 2006 to 2015. Information on potential risk factors, including demographics, clinical data, and bone mineral density (BMD) at the lumbar spine and hip on dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry was collected at baseline and follow-up...
May 15, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503467/medial-lemniscus-tract-lesion-after-high-voltage-electrical-injury-a-case-report
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Chul-Hyun Cho, Dong Gyu Lee
We present the case of a 33-year-old man who experienced a 10,000-V electrical shock when working with electrical wiring. He suffered third-degree burns on his scalp at the right occiput (entry wound) and on his left arm (exit would), and a second-degree burn on his left foot (exit wound). He presented with severe spasticity of both lower extremities, motor weakness with a Medical Research Council grade of 3, and sensory impairments below thoracic level 11 that included an inability to sense light touch and defects in proprioception...
April 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499438/early-developed-asd-adjacent-segmental-disease-in-patients-after-surgical-treatment-of-the-spine-due-to-cancer-metastases
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Grzegorz Guzik
BACKGROUND: The causes of ASD are still relatively unknown. Correlation between clinical status of patients and radiological MRI findings is of primary importance. The radiological classifications proposed by Pfirmann and Oner are most commonly used to assess intradiscal degenerative changes. The aim of the study was to assess the influence of the extension of spine fixation on the risk of developing ASD in a short time after surgery. METHODS: A total of 332 patients with spinal tumors were treated in our hospital between 2010 and 2013...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495240/risk-factors-for-pulmonary-complication-following-operative-fixation-of-spine-fractures
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Douglas S Weinberg, Brian Z Hedges, Jonathan E Belding, Timothy A Moore, Heather A Vallier
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Previous studies have suggested pulmonary complications are common among patients undergoing fixation for traumatic spine fractures. This leads to prolonged hospital stay, worse functional outcomes, and increased economic burden. However, only limited prognostic information exists regarding which patients are at greatest risk for pulmonary complications. PURPOSE: To identify factors predictive of perioperative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing fixation of spine fractures...
May 8, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490166/giant-ganglioneuroma-of-thoracic-spine-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Yong Huang, Lidi Liu, Qiao Li, Shaokun Zhang
Ganglioneuroma (GN) is a rare benign tumor of neural crest origin usually found in the abdomen, but may occasionally present at uncommon sites including the cervical, lumbar, or sacral spine. However, GNs of thoracic spine are extremely rare. In this report, we describe a 12-year-old girl with giant GN in the thoracic spine, who underwent successful resection (T1-4 level) of the tumor. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis. GN should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any paraspinal mass...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489796/leptomeningeal-metastasis-of-poorly-differentiated-uterine-cervical-adenosquamous-carcinoma-following-reirradiation-to-metastatic-vertebrae-a-case-report
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Yueh-Feng Lu, Vai Hong Fong, Wen-Yih Wu, Li-Ying Wang, Chen-Hsi Hsieh
RATIONALE: Leptomeningeal metastasis from cervical adenosquamous carcinoma is extremely rare especially after radiotherapy for vertebral metastasis. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 52-year-old woman with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage IIB adenosquamous carcinoma of cervix presented with bilateral lower limbs weakening after 2 courses radiotherapy to thoracic vertebral metastases. DIAGNOSES: Initial spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed no obvious nerve compression, and radiation myelopathy was suspected by the clinician...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487800/a-combined-bony-and-soft-tissue-thoracic-chance-fracture-late-displacement-following-conservative-treatment
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James Thomas Bourne, Alexander David Laing Baker, Manoj Khatri
We report the first case of a combined bony and soft tissue Chance fracture in the thoracic spine, with late presenting displacement following conservative management. Chance fractures are flexion-distraction injuries to the spine. They consist of disruption and longitudinal separation of the posterior elements of the vertebra, with the fracture extending through the pedicles and into the vertebral body. Both bony and soft tissue Chance fractures of the lumbar spine have been reported, as well as bony Chance fractures in the thoracic spine...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484678/reduced-surgical-site-infection-rates-following-spine-surgery-using-an-enhanced-prophylaxis-protocol
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Alexa M Dessy, Frank J Yuk, Akbar Y Maniya, James G Connolly, John T Nathanson, Jonathan J Rasouli, Tanvir F Choudhri
BACKGROUND: Postoperative surgical site infection (SSI) is a common complication after spine surgery. Reduction of SSI has many benefits including, but not limited to, the reduced length of stay, readmission rates, and morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether an enhanced antibiotic prophylaxis reduced the rate of surgical site infections in spine surgery. METHODS: This is a retrospective observation study which analyzed the incidence of postoperative SSI following a consecutive series of 1,486 cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine operations performed at a single institution by the senior author between the dates of October 2001 to March 2014...
April 6, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484555/a-rare-case-of-solid-calcified-intramedullary-neurenteric-cyst-case-report-and-technical-note
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Krishna Chaitanya Joshi, Daljit Singh, Sudhir Suggala, Tushit Mewada
Neurenteric cysts are rare lesions of the spinal cord, constituting less than 1.3% of all spinal cord tumors. Approximately 90% of neurenteric cysts are located in the intradural extramedullary compartment, while the remaining 10% are divided between an intradural intramedullary or extradural location. They are usually extramedullary and found in the lower cervical and thoracic spine. We report a case of 8 year old child with totally solid calcified intramedullary cyst which has hitherto not been reported in literature...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483707/higher-success-rate-with-transcranial-electrical-stimulation-of-motor-evoked-potentials-using-constant-voltage-stimulation-compared-with-constant-current-stimulation-in-patients-undergoing-spinal-surgery
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Hideki Shigematsu, Masahiko Kawaguchi, Hironobu Hayashi, Tsunenori Takatani, Eiichiro Iwata, Masato Tanaka, Akinori Okuda, Yasuhiko Morimoto, Keisuke Masuda, Yuu Tanaka, Yasuhito Tanaka
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: During spine surgery, the spinal cord is electrophysiologically monitored via transcranial electrical stimulation motor evoked potentials (TES-MEP) to prevent injury. TES-MEP involves the use of either constant-current or constant-voltage stimulation; however, there are few comparative data available regarding their ability to adequately elicit compound motor action potentials (CMAPs). We hypothesized that the success rates of TES-MEP recordings would be similar between constant-current and constant-voltage stimulation in patients undergoing spine surgery...
May 5, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483544/clinical-decision-support-decreases-volume-of-imaging-for-low-back-pain-in-an%C3%A2-urban-emergency-department
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Adam Min, Vivian W Y Chan, Ruben Aristizabal, Ed R Peramaki, David B Agulnik, Nardia Strydom, Damon Ramsey, Bruce B Forster
PURPOSE: To determine whether point-of-care clinical decision support can effectively reduce inappropriate medical imaging of patients who present to the emergency department (ED) with low-back pain (LBP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, single-center study of lumbar imaging referrals made by 43 emergency physicians at a major acute care center. Each physician saw at least 10 LBP cases in both pre- and post-intervention periods. A point-of-care checklist of accepted red flags for LBP was designed by a working group of physicians and embedded in the computerized order entry form for lumbar imaging...
May 2, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473950/unusual-metastasis-of-papillary-thyroid-cancer-to-the-thoracic-spine-a-case-report-new-surgical-management-proposal-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ariel Takayanagi, Omid Hariri, Hammad Ghanchi, Dan E Miulli, Javed Siddiqi, Frank Vrionis, Farbod Asgarzadie
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is significantly more common than follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC), yet FTC has a much higher tendency to metastasize to the spinal column. We present a rare case of a metastatic thoracic spinal column lesion originating from the PTC. Thyroid carcinoma is known to be highly vascular with a significant tendency to hemorrhage during surgical resection. This increased tendency to hemorrhage leads to unanticipated intraoperative risks when the type of cancer is not diagnosed before surgical resection...
April 3, 2017: Curēus
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