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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774198/a-rare-cause-of-thoracic-spinal-cord-compression-by-multiple-large-tarlov-cysts
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Ahmed-Salem Kleib, Sidi-Mohamed Salihy, Hussein Hamdi, Romain Carron, Outouma Soumaré
Spinal extradural arachnoid cyst (SEAC) is a rare cause of spinal cord compression. Bifocal location of thoracic and sacral SEACs is rarely reported in the literature. We report a case of thoracic spinal cord compression by SEAC associated with asymptomatic multiple sacral Tarlov cysts (TC). The surgical management and postoperative outcome of the patient are discussed. A 34-year-old woman was referred to the hospital for acute thoracic pain with a history of chronic long-standing back pain. She complained of walking difficulties...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772861/-analysis-of-clinical-effects-in-the-treatment-of-single-segment-lumbar-degenerative-disease-by-lamina-osteotomy-and-former-vertebral-plates-regraft
#2
Da-Peng Duan, Zhi-Long Chen, Hong-Hai Xu, Zong-Zhi Liu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical effect between the lamina osteotomy and former vertebral plates regraft method and total laminectomy and interbody fusion method in treating single-segment lumbar degenerative disease. METHODS: The clinical data of 167 patients with single-segment lumbar degenerative disease underwent surgical treatment from January 2010 to December 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. There were 92 males and 75 females, aged from 45 to 75 years old with an average of (59...
April 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746964/geographic-variation-in-the-surgical-management-of-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-characterizing-practice-patterns-and-outcomes
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Tej D Azad, Daniel Vail, Chloe O'Connell, Summer S Han, Anand Veeravagu, John K Ratliff
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The role of arthrodesis in the surgical management of lumbar spondylolisthesis remains controversial. We hypothesized that practice patterns and outcomes for this patient population may vary widely. PURPOSE: To characterize geographic variation in surgical practices and outcomes for patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Retrospective analysis on a national longitudinal database between 2007 and 2014...
May 7, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744317/prospective-randomized-comparative-study-to-evaluate-epidural-fibrosis-and-surgical-outcome-in-patients-undergoing-lumbar-laminectomy-with-epidural-autologous-free-fat-graft-or-gelfoam-a-preliminary-study
#4
Shivender Sobti, Ashwani Grover, B Paul S John, Sarvpreet Singh Grewal, Uttam B George
Introduction: Epidural fibrosis (EF) contributes to unsatisfactory relief of symptoms and failed back syndrome after spine surgery. EF around the nerve root can be more refractory to treatment than the original disc herniation itself. Reoperation on the scar can produce more scarring. Few studies have been conducted regarding the type of material to be used for decreasing EF. Materials and Methods: The prospective randomized comparative study was conducted in the Department of Neurosurgery and Radiodiagnosis, of a tertiary care hospital...
April 2018: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740508/case-presentation-and-short-perspective-on-management-of-foraminal-far-lateral-discs-and-stenosis
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Nancy E Epstein
Background: The management of lumbar foraminal/far lateral discs (FOR/FLD) with stenosis remains controversial. Operative choices should be based on each patient's preoperative dynamic X-ray findings, magnetic resonance (MR), and computed tomography (CT) studies. Here we reviewed several options for decompression alone vs. decompression with fusion. Methods: Safe excision of FOR/FLD with stenosis should begin at the level above the disc herniation, as identification of the superior, foraminally, and far laterally exiting nerve root is critical...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713410/minimally-invasive-lumbar-spinal-decompression-in-elderly-patients-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-morphological-analysis
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Seungman Ha, Youngho Hong, Seungcheol Lee
Study Design: Case-control study. Purpose: In this study, we aimed to investigate clinical outcomes and morphological features in elderly patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) who were treated by minimally invasive surgery (MIS) unilateral laminectomy for bilateral decompression (ULBD) using a tubular retractor. Overview of Literature: Numerous methods using imaging have been attempted to describe the severity of spinal stenosis. But the relationship between clinical symptoms and radiological features remains debatable...
April 2018: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713407/the-incidence-of-adjacent-segment-degeneration-after-the-use-of-a-versatile-dynamic-hybrid-stabilization-device-in-lumbar-stenosis-results-of-a-5-8-year-follow-up
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Mauro Dobran, Davide Nasi, Domenico Paolo Esposito, Maurizio Gladi, Massimo Scerrati, Maurizio Iacoangeli
Study Design: Retrospective study with long-term follow-up. Purpose: To evaluate the long-term incidence of adjacent segment degeneration (ASD) and clinical outcomes in a consecutive series of patients who underwent spinal decompression associated with dynamic or hybrid stabilization with a Flex+TM stabilization system (SpineVision, Antony, France) for lumbar spinal stenosis. Overview of Literature: The incidence of ASD and clinical outcomes following dynamic or hybrid stabilization with the Flex+TM system used for lumbar spinal stenosis have not been well investigated...
April 2018: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712520/outpatient-spine-surgery-defining-the-outcomes-value-and-barriers-to-implementation
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Arjun Vivek Pendharkar, Maryam Nour Shahin, Allen Lin Ho, Eric Scott Sussman, David Arnold Purger, Anand Veeravagu, John Kevin Ratliff, Atman Mukesh Desai
Spine surgery is a key target for cost reduction within the United States health care system. One possible strategy involves the transition of inpatient surgeries to the ambulatory setting. Lumbar laminectomy with or without discectomy, lumbar fusion, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, and cervical disc arthroplasty all represent promising candidates for outpatient surgeries in select populations. In this focused review, the authors clarify the different definitions used in studies describing outpatient spine surgery...
May 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709549/use-of-the-subcutaneous-lumbar-spine-sls-index-as-a-predictor-for-surgical-complications-in-lumbar-spine-surgery
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Kylie Shaw, James Chen, William Sheppard, Mohanad Alazzeh, Howard Park, Don Park, A Nick Shamie
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Lumbar spine surgeries require adequate exposure to visualize key structures and limited exposure can make surgery more technically difficult, thus increasing the potential for complications. Body mass index and body mass distribution have been shown to be associated with worse surgical outcomes. PURPOSE: This study aims to further previous investigations in elucidating the predictive nature of body mass distribution with peri- and post-operative complications in lumbar surgery...
April 27, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684924/fixation-strength-of-pedicle-and-cortical-lumbar-vertebral-screws-after-laminectomy-a-cadaver-study
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Dai-Soon Kwak, Jae-Hyuk Shin, Ho-Jung Cho, Ho Guen Chang, Moon Soo Park, In-Sung Kim
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM:  Cortical screws were proposed as an alternative to the traditional pedicle screws. Diverse experimental results support the biomechanical superiority of cortical screws compared to pedicle screws. Laminectomy is often part of multilevel lumbar surgeries. Laminectomy might weaken the medial bony edge at the entry of the divergently oriented screw and, thereby, the screw purchase. This study investigated the biomechanical strength of lumbar cortical screw after laminectomy...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663721/alveolar-rhabdomyosarcoma-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid
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Janice S Ahn, Melina Flanagan
Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is an aggressive soft tissue mass demonstrating rapid growth, dissemination, and leptomeningeal spread. Primary diagnosis is usually established by core biopsy. In rare cases, cytopathologic evaluation is indicated to identify recurrent or metastatic disease. We present a case of a 24-year-old man with a previously diagnosed alveolar RMS of the foot who presented to our institution with back pain. A lumbar puncture was performed and the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) showed atypical cells demonstrating nuclear enlargement, eccentricity, binucleation, and frequent karyorrhexis...
April 16, 2018: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662790/update-on-biomaterials-for-prevention-of-epidural-adhesion-after-lumbar-laminectomy
#12
REVIEW
Huailan Wang, Wenjia Sun, Dongliang Fu, Yueliang Shen, Ying-Ying Chen, Lin-Lin Wang
Lumbar laminectomy often results in failed back surgery syndrome. Most scholars support the three-dimensional theory of adhesion: Fibrosis surrounding the epidural tissues is based on the injured sacrospinalis behind, fibrous rings and posterior longitudinal ligaments. Approaches including using the minimally invasive technique, drugs, biomaterial and nonbiomaterial barriers to prevent the postoperative epidural adhesion were intensively investigated. Nevertheless, the results are far from satisfactory. Our review is based on various implant biomaterials that are used in clinical applications or are under study...
April 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Translation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662739/decompression-in-adult-lumbar-deformity-surgery-is-associated-with-increased-perioperative-complications-but-favorable-long-term-outcomes
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Isaac O Karikari, Keith H Bridwell, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Lawrence G Lenke, Patrick Sugrue, David Bumpass, Azeem Ahmad, Jeffrey Gum
Study Design: Retrospective cohort study. Objectives: To analyze the impact of performing a formal decompression in patients with adult lumbar scoliosis with symptomatic spinal stenosis on perioperative complications and long-term outcomes. Methods: Adult patients undergoing at least 5 levels of fusion to the sacrum with iliac fixation from 2002 to 2008 who had a minimum 5-year follow-up at one institution were studied. Patients who had 3-column osteotomy were excluded from the study...
April 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652786/long-term-results-of-surgery-compared-with-nonoperative-treatment-for-lumbar-degenerative-spondylolisthesis-in-the-spine-patient-outcomes-research-trial-sport
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William A Abdu, Olivia A Sacks, Anna N A Tosteson, Wenyan Zhao, Tor D Tosteson, Tamara S Morgan, Adam Pearson, James N Weinstein, Jon D Lurie
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized trial with a concurrent observational cohort study OBJECTIVE.: To compare eight-year outcomes between surgery and nonoperative care and among different fusion techniques for symptomatic lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Surgical treatment of DS has been shown to be more effective than nonoperative treatment out to four years. This study sought to further determine the long-term (8-year) outcomes. METHODS: Surgical candidates with DS from thirteen centers with at least twelve weeks of symptoms and confirmatory imaging were offered enrollment in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) or observational cohort study (OBS)...
April 12, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643682/lumbar-gout-tophus-mimicking-epidural-abscess-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-bone-and-gallium-scans
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Justo Serrano Vicente, Alejandro Lorente Gómez, Rafael Lorente Moreno, Jose Rafael Infante Torre, Lucía García Bernardo, Juan Ignacio Rayo Madrid
Gout is a common metabolic disorder, typically diagnosed in peripheral joints. Tophaceous deposits in lumbar spine are a very rare condition with very few cases reported in literature. The following is a case report of a 52-year-old patient with low back pain, left leg pain, and numbness. Serum uric acid level was in normal range. magnetic resonance imaging, bone scan, and gallium-67 images suggested an inflammatory-infectious process focus at L4. After a decompressive laminectomy at L4-L5 level, histological examination showed a chalky material with extensive deposition of amorphous gouty material surrounded by macrophages and foreign-body giant cells (tophaceous deposits)...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620662/good-outcomes-after-the-delayed-removal-of-an-epidural-hematoma-a-case-report
#16
Yong-Xing Yao, Ming-Xia Li, Lian-Juan Sun
RATIONALE: Epidural hematomas can develop following intrathecal puncture, spinal vascular malformation, or spontaneous hemorrhage. Prompt recognition of symptoms and referral to neurosurgical services are crucial for recovery. We report a rare case of delayed removal of an epidural hematoma that resulted in good patient outcomes. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 69-year-old woman weighing 58 kg presented with back pain that had persisted for 12 years. Her medical history was notable for hypertension...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609084/risk-factors-for-thirty-day-morbidity-and-mortality-in-extradural-lumbar-spine-tumor-resection
#17
Christopher A Sarkiss, Eliza H Hersh, Travis R Ladner, Nathan Lee, Parth Kothari, Nikita Lakomkin, John M Caridi
BACKGROUND: Epidural tumors in the lumbar spine represent a unique cohort of lesions with individual risks and challenges to resection. Knowledge of modifiable risk factors are important in minimizing postoperative complications. OBJECTIVE: To determine the risk factors for 30-day morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing extradural lumbar tumor resection. METHODS: A retrospective study of prospectively collected data utilizing the ACS-NSQIP database was performed...
March 30, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576907/spinal-case-of-the-month-with-short-perspective-how-would-you-treat-this-l3-l4-synovial-cyst
#18
REVIEW
Nancy E Epstein
Background: In this new section, Case of the Month with Short Perspective from Surgical Neurology International, we want to see how various spine surgeons would approach different spinal pathologies. In this first case, an elderly male presented with 3 years of lower back pain and progressive neurogenic claudication with bilateral radiculopathy that had exacerbated over the prior 6 months. An outside physician performed a magnetic resonance (MR) study of the lumbar spine that showed a massive synovial cyst filling the spinal canal (e...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576906/lower-complication-and-reoperation-rates-for-laminectomy-rather-than-mi-tlif-other-fusions-for-degenerative-lumbar-disease-spondylolisthesis-a-review
#19
REVIEW
Nancy E Epstein
Background: Utilizing the spine literature, we compared the complication and reoperation rates for laminectomy alone vs. instrumented fusions including minimally invasive (MI) transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) for the surgical management of multilevel degenerative lumbar disease with/without degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS). Methods: Epstein compared complication and reoperation rates over 2 years for 137 patients undergoing laminectomy alone undergoing 2-3 level (58 patients) and 4-6 level (79 patients) Procedures for lumbar stenosis with/without DS...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567515/in-hospital-complication-rate-following-microendoscopic-versus-open-lumbar-laminectomy-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Takeshi Oichi, Yasushi Oshima, Hirotaka Chikuda, Junichi Ohya, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Sakae Tanaka, Hideo Yasunaga
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The incidence of postoperative complications after microendoscopic laminectomy (MEL) has not been compared with that of open laminectomy in a large study, so it is not clear whether MEL is a safer procedure. PURPOSE: To compare postoperative morbidity and mortality following lumbar laminectomy between patients treated with MEL and open laminectomy. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study with propensity score-matched analysis...
March 19, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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