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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937466/compressive-myelopathy-in-congenital-kyphosis-of-the-upper-thoracic-spine-a-retrospective-study-of-6-cases
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Zhengfeng Zhang, Honggang Wang, Wenjie Zheng
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this retrospective study was to describe the uncommon presentation of neurological deficits in patients with congenital kyphosis of the upper thoracic spine (T1-T4). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Congenital kyphosis is an uncommon deformity but can potentially lead to spinal cord compression and paraplegia, particularly in type I (failure of formation) deformities. Few reports have described compressive myelopathy associated with congenital kyphosis of the upper thoracic spine...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936087/primary-myxoid-liposarcoma-of-the-upper-thoracic-spine-in-an-elderly-patient
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Aristedis Rovlias, Alexia Balanika, Alexandros Nomikos, Savas Melissaris
Liposarcoma, one of the most common soft-tissue sarcomas, originates from primitive mesenchymal cells, and its diagnostic criteria have been well established. Myxoid liposarcoma is the second most common histological subtype, occurring more frequently during the fourth and fifth decades of life. There are only a few sporadic published cases of spinal liposarcomas, whatever primary or metastatic. We describe an unusual case of primary myxoid liposarcoma of the thoracic spine in a 79-year-old male, presented with a 2-month history of intractable dorsal pain and progressive weakness of lower limbs...
August 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930942/surgical-residents-interpretation-of-diagnostic-radiologic-imaging-in-the-traumatically-injured-patient
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Elias Fakhoury, Daria Abolghasemi, Justin McKinney, Alena Naumova, Scott Wessner, Osama Elsawy, Jamshed Zuberi, Robert V Madlinger
BACKGROUND: Senior surgical residents are of paramount importance in directing further therapeutic modalities based on their interpretation of critical diagnostic imaging. We propose that senior surgical residents are proficient with interpreting radiologic imaging studies in the trauma patient. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was performed comparing surgery resident interpretations of computerized tomography (CT) scans of the head, maxillofacial bones, spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbar), chest, abdomen, pelvis, and chest X-rays versus final radiologists' reports at a level II trauma center from September 2014 to May 2015...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930904/spontaneous-reduction-of-fractured-thoracolumbar-spine-with-complete-dislocation-case-report-with-literature-review
#4
Chen Zhao, Bing Zhang, Jiandang Shi, Yaping Li, Long Pang
Fractures and dislocations with complete lateral displacement of the spine at the lumbar and thoracic levels are some of the most severe types of thoracolumbar trauma. They are usually caused by high-energy trauma and accompanied by extreme, life-threatening injuries and neurological deficits that vary in severity, which may delay operative intervention. It is often difficult to reduce such a complex fracture-dislocation because of the force that the muscles exert on the bone and the injured part of the spinal cord...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924111/synovitis-acne-pustulosis-hyperostosis-osteitis-sapho-syndrome-with-significant-bilateral-pleural-effusions
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Shoichi Hasegawa, Hiroki Yabe, Naoya Kaneko, Eri Watanabe, Takahisa Gono, Chihiro Terai
We herein report a rare case of a 66-year-old woman who had synovitis-acne-pustulosis-hyperostosis-osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome with marked sternal osteitis and bilateral pleural effusions. SAPHO syndrome was diagnosed based on the characteristic features of a hyperostotic sternum and thoracic spine. The inflammatory changes of sternal osteitis and involvement of the adjacent soft tissue were assumed to be the cause of the pleural effusions. The effusions decreased during the natural course of the disease and resolved after methotrexate therapy...
September 15, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915773/does-motor-development-in-infancy-predict-spinal-pain-in-later-childhood-a-cohort-study
#6
Steven J Kamper, Christopher M Williams, Lise Hestbaek
Study Design Longitudinal cohort study. Background Spinal pain is responsible for a huge personal and societal burden but the aetiology remains unclear. Deficits in motor control have been implicated with spinal pain in adults, and delayed motor development is associated with a range of health problems and risks in children. Objectives To assess whether there is an independent relationship between the age at which infants first sit and walk without support, and spinal pain at age 11 years. Methods Data from the Danish National Birth Cohort were analysed...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913559/risk-factors-for-implant-removal-after-spinal-surgical-site-infection
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Naoya Tsubouchi, Shunsuke Fujibayashi, Bungo Otsuki, Masanori Izeki, Hiroaki Kimura, Masato Ota, Takeshi Sakamoto, Akira Uchikoshi, Shuichi Matsuda
PURPOSE: Few studies have investigated the risk factors for implant removal after treatment for spinal surgical site infection (SSI). Therefore, there is no firmly established consensus for the management of implants. We aimed to investigate the incidence and risk factors for implant removal after SSI managed with instrumentation, and to examine potential strategies for avoiding implant removal. METHODS: Following a survey of seven spine centers, we retrospectively reviewed the records of 55 patients who developed SSI and were treated with reoperation, out of 3967 patients who had spinal instrumentation between 2003 and 2012...
September 14, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905003/an-immediate-effect-of-pnf-specific-mobilization-on-the-angle-of-trunk-rotation-and-the-trunk-pelvis-hip-angle-range-of-motion-in-adolescent-girls-with-double-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-pilot-study
#8
A Stępień, K Fabian, K Graff, M Podgurniak, A Wit
BACKGROUND: Impairment of spine rotation is a key concept in several theories explaining the pathogenesis and progression of scoliosis. In previous studies, a more limited range of motion in scoliotic girls compared to their non-scoliotic peers was noted. The Trunk-Pelvis-Hip Angle measurement is a test used to assess the range of motion in the trunk-pelvis-hip complex in the transverse plane. The aim of this study was to assess an immediate effect of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation specific mobilization (mPNF) on the angle of trunk rotation and Trunk-Pelvis-Hip Angle range of motion in adolescent girls with double scoliosis...
2017: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898798/free-disease-long-term-survival-in-primary-thoracic-spine-leiomyosarcoma-after-total-en-bloc-spondylectomy-a-case-report
#9
José Ramirez-Villaescusa, Adriana Canosa-Fernández, Antonio Martin-Benlloch, David Ruiz-Picazo, Jesús López-Torres Hidalgo
INTRODUCTION: To describe an unusual primary vertebral leiomyosarcoma in thoracic spine. PRESENTATION OF CASE: An isolated lesion of the T11 vertebra in a 62-year-old woman with no neurologic deficit is reported. Imaging findings indicated a nonspecific high-grade malignant lesion. TC-guided biopsy failed thus open incisional biopsy was needed. A diagnosis of low-intermediate mesenchymal sarcoma was made. A total en bloc spondylectomy of T11 was performed with three-column reconstruction...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894686/risk-factors-for-delirium-after-spine-surgery-in-extremely-elderly-patients-aged-80-years-or-older-and-review-of-the-literature-japan-association-of-spine-surgeons-with-ambition-multicenter-study
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Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Shiro Imagama, Kei Ando, Naoki Ishiguro, Masaomi Yamashita, Yawara Eguchi, Morio Matsumoto, Ken Ishii, Tomohiro Hikata, Shoji Seki, Hidetomi Terai, Akinobu Suzuki, Koji Tamai, Masaaki Aramomi, Tetsuhiro Ishikawa, Atsushi Kimura, Hirokazu Inoue, Gen Inoue, Masayuki Miyagi, Wataru Saito, Kei Yamada, Michio Hongo, Yuji Matsuoka, Hidekazu Suzuki, Atsushi Nakano, Kazuyuki Watanabe, Hirotaka Chikuda, Junichi Ohya, Yasuchika Aoki, Masayuki Shimizu, Toshimasa Futatsugi, Keijiro Mukaiyama, Masaichi Hasegawa, Katsuhito Kiyasu, Haku Iizuka, Yoichi Iizuka, Ryoichi Kobayashi, Kotaro Nishida, Kenichiro Kakutani, Hideaki Nakajima, Hideki Murakami, Satoru Demura, Satoshi Kato, Katsuhito Yoshioka, Takashi Namikawa, Kei Watanabe, Kazuyoshi Nakanishi, Yukihiro Nakagawa, Mitsunori Yoshimoto, Hiroyasu Fujiwara, Norihiro Nishida, Yasuaki Imajo, Masashi Yamazaki, Masataka Sakane, Tetsuya Abe, Kengo Fujii, Takashi Kaito, Takeo Furuya, Sumihisa Orita, Seiji Ohtori
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective database analysis. OBJECTIVE: Spine surgeries in elderly patients have increased in recent years due to aging of society and recent advances in surgical techniques, and postoperative complications have become more of a concern. Postoperative delirium is a common complication in elderly patients that impairs recovery and increases morbidity and mortality. The objective of the study was to analyze postoperative delirium associated with spine surgery in patients aged 80 years or older with cervical, thoracic, and lumbar lesions...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894684/a-preliminary-algorithm-using-spine-measurement-software-to-predict-sagittal-alignment-following-pedicle-subtraction-osteotomy
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Robert K Merrill, Jun S Kim, Dante M Leven, Joshua J Meaike, Joung Heon Kim, Samuel K Cho
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if spine measurement software can simulate sagittal alignment following pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed consecutive adult spinal deformity patients who underwent lumbar PSO. Sagittal measurements were performed on preoperative lateral, standing radiographs. Sagittal measurements after simulated PSO were compared to actual postoperative measurements...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894683/beyond-pelvic-incidence-lumbar-lordosis-mismatch-the-importance-of-assessing-the-entire-spine-to-achieve-global-sagittal-alignment
#12
Robert K Merrill, Jun S Kim, Dante M Leven, Joung Heon Kim, Samuel K Cho
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. OBJECTIVE: To investigate which sagittal parameters contribute to a normal sagittal vertical axis (SVA) when there is a pelvic incidence-lumbar lordosis (PI-LL) mismatch >10° following adult spinal deformity (ASD) correction. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of ASD patients with >5 levels fused. Sagittal measurements between cohorts of postoperative PI-LL >10° and PI-LL<10° were compared...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894679/management-of-thoracic-disc-herniations-via-posterior-unilateral-modified-transfacet-pedicle-sparing-decompression-with-segmental-instrumentation-and-interbody-fusion
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Daniel A Carr, Andrey A Volkov, David L Rhoiney, Pradeep Setty, Ryan J Barrett, Roderick Claybrooks, Peter L Bono, Doris Tong, Teck M Soo
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective consecutive case series. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this case series was to demonstrate the safety of a modified transfacet pedicle-sparing decompression and instrumented fusion in patients with thoracic disc herniations (TDHs). METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing operative management of TDH from July 2007 to December 2011 using a posterior unilateral modified transfacet pedicle-sparing approach were identified...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894387/modic-changes-of-the-cervical-spine-t1-slope-and-its-impact-on-axial-neck-pain
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Jia Li, Shuhui Qin, Yongqian Li, Yong Shen
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the research was to evaluate cervical sagittal parameters on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with Modic changes and its impact on axial neck pain. METHODS: This study consisted of 266 consecutive asymptomatic or symptomatic patients with Modic changes, whose average age was 50.9±12.6 years from January 2015 to December 2016. Cervical sagittal parameters included sagittal alignment of the cervical spine (SACS), T1 slope, thoracic inlet angle (TIA), and neck tilt (NT)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890435/pain-control-in-thoracic-oncology
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Christine Peeters-Asdourian, Gilbert Massard, Paragi H Rana, Paul Van Houtte, Andrew P White, Bogdan Grigoriu, Dominique Lossignol, Mohammed Almalki, Jean Alexiou, Jean-Luc Engelholm, Jean-Paul Sculier
This review of pain management in lung cancer is based on the presentation of four cases of thoracic oncology patients with pain at various stages of their disease. The approach will be multidisciplinary, involving a thoracic oncologist, radiologist, thoracic and orthopaedic spine surgeon, radiation therapist, pain medicine specialist, and palliative care specialist. This multispecialty approach to the management of different painful presentations in thoracic oncology will demonstrate the complexity of each case and the improved patient outcomes which result from the involvement of different disciplines working in concert...
September 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888389/scheuermann-s-disease-in-a-juvenile-male-from-the-late-roman-necropolis-of-torrenueva-3rd-4th-century-ce-granada-spain
#16
Joan Viciano, Sandra López-Lázaro, Ángela Pérez-Fernández, Anabel Amores-Ampuero, Ruggero D'Anastasio, José Miguel Jiménez-Triguero
This study details a severe case of Scheuermann's disease (SD) in a well-preserved skeleton of a juvenile male (designated TOR302), dated to 3rd-4th century CE, from the late Roman necropolis of Torrenueva (Granada, Spain). Individual TOR302 shows an evident kyphotic curve in the thoraco-lumbar spine, which is characterised by: (i) vertebral bodies of thoracic vertebra T2, thoracic segment T4-T9, and thoraco-lumbar segment T12-L2 wedged at >5°; (ii) slight anterior extensions of the epiphyseal ring; (iii) Schmorl's nodes on the superior and/or inferior plates; and (iv) a Cobb angle of 75°, derived from thoracic segments T4-T9...
September 2017: International Journal of Paleopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887065/pulmonary-function-and-thoracic-deformities-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-27-years-or-longer-after-spinal-fusion-with-harrington-instrument
#17
Tsutomu Akazawa, Shingo Kuroya, Masahiro Iinuma, Kota Asano, Yoshiaki Torii, Tasuku Umehara, Toshiaki Kotani, Tsuyoshi Sakuma, Shohei Minami, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuhide Inage, Kazuki Fujimoto, Yasuhiro Shiga, Gen Inoue, Masayuki Miyagi, Wataru Saito, Seiji Ohtori, Hisateru Niki
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to conduct an investigation into spinal fusion with Harrington instrument (HI) in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and to survey pulmonary function and thoracic deformity outcomes many years after surgery. METHODS: Subjects comprised 194 patients diagnosed with AIS and treated with spinal fusion using HI between 1968 and 1987. Patients who gave their informed consent were subjected to a complete standing spine X-ray, chest CT, and pulmonary function tests...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884108/characteristics-and-clinical-aspects-of-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-undergoing-surgery
#18
João Simão de Melo-Neto, Lara Eduarda Leite Vidotto, Fabiana de Campos Gomes, Dionei Freitas de Morais, Waldir Antonio Tognola
OBJECTIVE: To identify the characteristics of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) undergoing surgery. METHODS: Previously, 321 patients with SCI were selected. Clinical and socio-demographic variables were collected. RESULTS: A total of 211 patients were submitted to surgery. Fall and injuries in the upper cervical and lumbosacral regions were associated with conservative treatment. Patients with lesions in the lower cervical spine, worse neurological status, and unstable injuries were associated with surgery...
June 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882716/remote-thoracic-myelopathy-from-a-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-at-the-cranio-cervical-junction-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#19
Michael J Lang, Stavropoula Tjoumakaris, Robert H Rosenwasser, Pascal Jabbour
BACKGROUND: The cranio-cervical junction is a rare location for spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVF). Typically, fistulas at this location present with findings related to intracranial cortical venous reflux or with cervical myelopathy. We present a case of cranio-cervical junction dAVF with isolated clinical and radiographic findings of thoracolumbar myelopathy. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 54 year-old male presented with subacute onset of lower extremity weakness, paresthesias and gait dysfunction...
September 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882520/dynamic-foraminal-dimensions-during-neck-extension-and-rotation-in-fusion-and-artificial-disc-replacement-an-observational-study
#20
Yener N Yeni, Timothy Baumer, Daniel Oravec, Azam Basheer, Colin P McDonald, Michael J Bey, Stephen W Bartol, Victor Chang
BACKGROUND: Changes in the dimensions of the cervical neural foramina (CNF) are considered to be a key factor in nerve root compression and development of cervical radiculopathy. However, to what extent foraminal geometry differs between patients who underwent anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and those who underwent total disc arthroplasty with an artificial disc (AD) during physiological motion is largely unknown. PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to compare compare CNF dimensions during physiological neck motion between ACDF and AD...
September 4, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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