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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740742/radical-surgery-of-only-the-anterior-elements-of-the-spine-at-the-posterior-element-fusion-level-due-to-metastatic-thyroid-cancer
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Ryuto Tsuchiya, Kazuki Fujimoto, Kazuhide Inage, Sumihisa Orita, Yasuhiro Shiga, Hiroto Kamoda, Kazuyo Yamauchi, Miyako Suzuki, Jun Sato, Koki Abe, Hirohito Kanamoto, Masahiro Inoue, Hideyuki Kinoshita, Masaki Norimoto, Tomotaka Umimura, Masao Koda, Takeo Furuya, Junichi Nakamura, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Seiji Ohtori
Spinal metastasis of differentiated thyroid cancer can have a favorable prognosis if radical surgery is performed. We encountered a case of spinal metastasis involving three anterior vertebral bodies at the posterior element fusion level and successfully achieved adequate stability by radical surgery involving only the anterior elements. A 67-year-old woman who had numbness and muscle weakness in the lower limbs caused by metastatic spinal tumor at the posterior element fusion level of L1-L3 vertebrae was treated with radical surgery of only the anterior element to gain stability...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736284/adam-a-breathing-phantom-for-lung-sbrt-quality-assurance
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Stefania Pallotta, Silvia Calusi, Leonardo Foggi, Riccardo Lisci, Laura Masi, Livia Marrazzo, Cinzia Talamonti, Lorenzo Livi, Gabriele Simontacchi
PURPOSE: Radiotherapy treatment of moving lesions is a challenging task in which different strategies can be used to adequately treat the tumor while sparing the surrounding tissue. The complexity of these strategies requires accurate and appropriate quality assurance tests. For this purpose, ADAM (Anthropomorphic Dynamic breAthing Model), a new phantom which simulates realistic patient breathing, was developed aiming to test the image quality and dose delivery in lung cancer treatments...
July 20, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735765/incidental-durotomy-during-total-en-bloc-spondylectomy
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Noriaki Yokogawa, Hideki Murakami, Satoru Demura, Satoshi Kato, Katsuhito Yoshioka, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The incidence of incidental durotomy (ID) during total en bloc spondylectomy (TES) tends to be higher than that during other spinal surgeries because of the peculiarities of TES, including its highly invasive nature, epidural tumor extension, and use in patients who often have complicated medical backgrounds. However, there have been no detailed reports on ID associated with TES. PURPOSE: The study aimed to investigate ID during TES in detail...
July 20, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734802/co-transplantation-of-mesenchymal-and-neural-stem-cells-and-overexpressing-stromal-derived-factor-1-for-treating-spinal-cord-injury
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Andrew N Stewart, Griffin Kendziorski, Zachary M Deak, Dara J Brown, Matthew N Fini, Katherine L Copely, Julien Rossignol, Gary L Dunbar
Genetic engineering of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and neuronal stem cells (NSCs) has been used to treat spinal cord injuries (SCI). As a mechanism of therapy, MSCs secrete high amounts of anti-inflammatory cytokines and trophic factors, while NSCs can differentiate into neuronal lineages and aid in tissue replacement. Additionally, the forced overexpression of secreted proteins can enhance the secretome of transplanted cells, which can increase therapeutic efficacy. This study utilized a combinational treatment consisting of MSCs, NSCs, and the forced overexpression of the chemokine stromal-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) from MSCs (SDF-1-MSCs), to treat a rat model of SCI...
July 19, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734793/hardware-failure-in-patients-with-metastatic-cancer-to-the-spine
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Rachel Pedreira, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, A Karim Ahmed, Rafael De la Garza-Ramos, C Rory Goodwin, Ziya L Gokaslan, Justin Sacks, Daniel M Sciubba
BACKGROUND: The spine is the most common site of skeletal metastases, affecting approximately 30% of individuals with cancer. The aim of surgical treatment for metastatic spine disease is generally palliative to address pain and/or neurologic compromise, significantly improving patients' quality of life. Patients with metastatic spine disease, however, represent a vulnerable cohort and may have comorbidities or previous treatments that impair the structural integrity of spinal hardware...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730256/advanced-metastatic-breast-cancer-in-pregnancy-the-imperative-of-physical-breast-examination-in-pregnancy
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Anca Angela Simionescu, Claudia Valentina Georgescu, Mirela Corina Ghiluşi, Sabrina Ioana Stoica, Mircea Dragoş Median
Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer diagnosed among women; its association with pregnancy is not encountered. As childbearing age is increasing, the diagnosis of breast cancer associated pregnancy tends to be more often than years ago. Here we report a case of a 37-year-old patient, gravida 7, para 7, diagnosed at 30 weeks gestation with metastatic breast cancer. The patient presented to hospital due to an altered performance status. Obstetrical evaluation was within normal range. A metastatic infiltrating breast cancer poorly differentiated (G3) with satellite skin lesions (T4b), ipsilateral axillary and supraclavicular lymph nodes (N3), lung metastasis bilateral with pleural effusion and hepatic metastasis (M1), were diagnosed...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727717/percutaneous-vertebroplasty-for-primary-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-of-the-thoracic-spine-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Pu Jia, JinJun Li, Hao Chen, Li Bao, Fei Feng, Hai Tang
Primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the vertebra is rare in the spine of the elderly. The clinical presentation and radiological features are unspecific, which make it more difficult for diagnosis. We report a case of a 79-year-old woman complaining of serious backache without any injury. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed invasion of the fifth thoracic vertebra with the posterior vertebral body wall defect. There was a high suspicion that the patient had a metastatic tumor of the vertebra. A percutaneous vertebroplasty was performed under fluoroscopic guidance, which was used to treat the osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture, vertebral metastases, verte-bral hemangioma, and multiple myeloma...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724045/spinal-tumors-in-children
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Andrei Fernandes Joaquim, Enrico Ghizoni, Marcelo Gomes Cordeiro Valadares, Simone Appenzeller, Simone Dos Santos Aguiar, Helder Tedeschi
Introduction: Spinal tumors are rare in the pediatric population, presenting many specific peculiarities when compared to adults. We have performed a broad narrative review to describe the most common spinal tumors in children, discussing their main characteristics and management options. Method: The authors have performed an extensive review of the peer-reviewed literature addressing the aforementioned objectives. Results: Multimodality radiological studies (plain films, 3D computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging) are necessary for proper evaluation and differential diagnosis of spinal tumors in children...
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722682/activation-of-the-nrf2-are-signaling-pathway-by-probucol-contributes-to-inhibiting-inflammation-and-neuronal-apoptosis-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Zipeng Zhou, Chang Liu, Shurui Chen, Haosen Zhao, Kang Zhou, Wei Wang, Yajiang Yuan, Zhuo Li, Yue Guo, Zhaoliang Shen, Xifan Mei
The nuclear erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)/antioxidant response element (ARE) signaling pathway plays an essential role in the cellular antioxidant and anti-inflammatory responses. Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in a massive release of inflammatory factors and free radicals, which seriously compromise nerve recovery and axon regeneration. In this study, we examined the efficacy of probucol on anti-inflammatory responses and functional recovery after SCI by activating the Nrf2/ARE signaling pathway. We also investigated the mechanism by which inflammation is inhibited in this process...
July 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721088/forced-exercise-attenuates-neuropathic-pain-in-chronic-constriction-injury-of-male-rat-an-investigation-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation
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Hossein Ali Safakhah, Nasroallah Moradi Kor, Atiyeh Bazargani, Ahmad Reza Bandegi, Hamid Gholami Pourbadie, Baharak Khoshkholgh-Sima, Ali Ghanbari
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Initial peripheral/central nerve injuries, such as chronic constriction injury (CCI)/spinal cord injury, are often compounded by secondary mechanisms, including inflammation and oxidative stress, which may lead to chronic neuropathic pain characterized by hyperalgesia or allodynia. On the other hand, exercise as a behavioral and non-pharmacological treatment has been shown to alleviate chronic neuropathic pain. Therefore, this study was conducted to examine whether or not exercise reduces neuropathic pain through modifying oxidative stress and inflammation in chronic constriction injury of the sciatic nerve...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720995/tuberculosis-the-great-masquerader-presenting-as-a-dumb-bell-shaped-intradural-extramedullary-tumor-in-a-20-year-old-female
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Mukunth Rajgopalan, Amit Srivastava, Ish K Dhammi, Anil K Jain
Tuberculosis has been known as the great masquerader for its varied presentations. We present an extraordinary case of a 20-year-old female who presented with paraparesis of two months. MRI showed an intradural, extramedullary dumb-bell-shaped, spinal cord tumor. With a provisional clinicoradiological diagnosis of benign nerve sheath tumor (schwannoma/neurofibroma), laminectomy was done. But after durotomy, frank pus was drained from the site of lesion and the laboratory investigations of the tissue and pus obtained proved it to be tubercular...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720529/population-rcharacteristics-and-progressive-disability-in-neuofibromatosis-type-2
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Kensho Iwatate, Takeshi Yokoo, Eriko Iwatate, Masahiro Ichikawa, Taku Sato, Masazumi Fujii, Jun Sakuma, Kiyoshi Saito
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the clinical features of the NF2 population and determine prognostic risk factors for progressive disabilities. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study of the Japanese national NF2 registry between 2009-2013, various clinical data (demographic, history, oncological, and neurological) of 807 patients with diagnosis of NF2 were analyzed. The overall severity of neurological disability was assessed using a comprehensive 25-point scoring system encompassing a wide variety of neurological deficits...
July 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719452/treatment-of-spinal-tumors-in-a-high-volume-center-has-direct-impact-on-local-recurrence-morbidity-and-mortality
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Ran Lador, Stefano Bandiera, Alessandro Gasbarrini, Riccardo Ghermandi, Stefano Boriani
OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY: En bloc resections of spine tumors aim at locally controlling the disease for both improving the patient's quality of life as well as improving mortality. The purpose of this study was to compare the outcome between patients who were initially treated in a high volume specialized center, and patients who initially underwent either invasive diagnostic procedure or an initial surgical attempt to treat the disease in a different center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of 1681 patients affected by spine tumors-treated from 1990 to 2015 by the same team...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718316/predictors-of-complications-and-readmission-following-spinal-stereotactic-radiosurgery
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Daniel Lubelski, Joseph E Tanenbaum, Taylor E Purvis, Thomas T Bomberger, Courtney Rory Goodwin, Ilya Laufer, Daniel M Sciubba
AIM: to identify preoperative factors associated with morbidity/mortality, hospital length of stay (LOS), 30-day readmission and operation rates following spinal stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for spinal tumors. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Quality Improvement Program was queried from 2012 to 2014 to identify patients undergoing SRS for spinal tumors. Logistic regression was performed to identify predictors. RESULTS: 2714 patients were identified; 6...
July 18, 2017: CNS Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717891/surgery-for-spinal-intramedullary-tumors-technique-outcome-and-factors-affecting-resectability
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Sherif Rashad, Amr Elwany, Ahmed Farhoud
Intramedullary spinal cord tumors (IMSCTs) are relatively infrequent lesions with ependymomas and astrocytomas representing the most common types. Microsurgical resection is established as the treatment of choice for these challenging lesions. We reviewed the surgical outcome of 29 cases operated for IMSCTs by the same surgeon between 2009 and 2015. The median follow-up period was 31 months, and all patients were followed up at least for 1 year. Among these 29 cases, 5 patients were previously operated for partial resection elsewhere...
July 17, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716031/a-rare-case-of-intradural-and-extramedullary-epidermoid-cyst-after-repetitive-epidural-anesthesia-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Haruki Funao, Norihiro Isogai, Kenshi Daimon, Yuichiro Mima, Hitoshi Sugiura, Takahiro Koyanagi, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto, Ken Ishii
BACKGROUND: Spinal epidermoid cysts are benign tumors, which are rarely seen as an intradural extramedullary spinal cord tumor in the conus medullaris region. Acquired spinal epidermoid cysts are mostly caused by iatrogenic procedures, such as lumbar puncture, and the majority of acquired spinal epidermoid cysts have been reported below the L1 level, because lumbar puncture is usually performed around the iliac crest. Here, we report an extremely rare case of an epidermoid cyst that occurred as an intradural and extramedullary spinal cord tumor attached to the conus medullaris after repetitive epidural anesthesia...
July 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713049/patient-reported-outcomes-after-surgical-stabilization-of-spinal-tumors-symptom-based-validation-of-the-spinal-instability-neoplastic-score-sins-and-surgery
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Ibrahim Hussain, Ori Barzilai, Anne S Reiner, Natalie DiStefano, Lily McLaughlin, Shahiba Ogilvie, Mark Bilsky, Ilya Laufer
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Neoplastic spinal instability is movement-related pain or neurologic compromise under physiologic loads with the Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score (SINS) developed to facilitate diagnosis. There is a paucity of evidence that mechanical instability correlates with patient-reported symptoms and that surgical stabilization significantly improves these patient-reported outcomes (PRO). PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to determine if SINS correlates with patient-reported preoperative pain and disability and if surgical stabilization significantly improves PRO...
July 13, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711294/clinical-management-and-survival-of-patients-with-central-nervous-system-hemangiopericytoma-in-the-national-cancer-database
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Daniel M Trifiletti, Gautam U Mehta, Surbhi Grover, Jason P Sheehan
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: Hemangiopericytomas are rare central nervous system (CNS) tumors. We sought to investigate existing clinical management strategies and overall survival (OS) among patients with hemangiopericytomas of the CNS. METHODS/MATERIALS: All patients diagnosed with CNS hemangiopericytoma from 2004 to 2014 in the National Cancer Database were included. Clinical and treatment-related characteristics were analyzed for an association with OS following diagnosis using univariable and multivariable analyses...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710047/intradural-intramedullary-teratoma-presenting-in-the-lumbar-spine-report-of-a-rare-case
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Alireza Mohammadi, Taha Fereydouni, Ali Rahbari, Peyman Mokarian, Zoha Khademi
BACKGROUND: Intradural teratoma is an exceedingly unusual phenomenon. They are tumors with the cellular constituent source of all the three germ cell layers. CASE DESCRIPTION: We here report a case of an 18-year-old male with special pathological features. There was no history of spinal dysraphism, congenital spinal abnormalities, previous spinal surgery, or lumbar puncture. Lumbosacral spine magnetic resonance imaging revealed a well-delineated, intramedullary mass at the L2-L3 levels of the lumbar spine...
July 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708043/reirradiation-spine-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-spinal-metastases-systematic-review
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Sten Myrehaug, Arjun Sahgal, Motohiro Hayashi, Marc Levivier, Lijun Ma, Roberto Martinez, Ian Paddick, Jean Régis, Samuel Ryu, Ben Slotman, Antonio De Salles
OBJECTIVE Spinal metastases that recur after conventional palliative radiotherapy have historically been difficult to manage due to concerns of spinal cord toxicity in the retreatment setting. Spine stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), also known as stereotactic radiosurgery, is emerging as an effective and safe means of delivering ablative doses to these recurrent tumors. The authors performed a systematic review of the literature to determine the clinical efficacy and safety of spine SBRT specific to previously irradiated spinal metastases...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
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