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Lumbar laminectomy

Ahilan Sivaganesan, Brandon Hirsch, Frank M Phillips, Matthew J McGirt
Here, we systematically review clinical studies that report morbidity and outcomes data for cervical and lumbar surgeries performed in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). We focus on anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), posterior cervical foraminotomy, cervical arthroplasty, lumbar microdiscectomy, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive transforaminal interbody fusion (TLIF) and lateral lumbar interbody fusion, as these are prevalent and surgical spine procedures that are becoming more commonly performed in ASC settings...
March 12, 2018: Neurosurgery
Rimal H Dossani, Devi P Patra, Hai Sun, Anil Nanda, Hugo Cuellar
Spinal arachnoiditis (SA) is a rare and delayed complication of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). We present a case of delayed SA associated with thoracic and lumbar arachnoid cysts in a patient with aSAH secondary to a ruptured vertebral artery aneurysm. The patient underwent a thoracic laminectomy for decompression of the spinal cord, lysis of arachnoid adhesions, and fenestration of an arachnoid cyst. We present the pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and management of spinal arachnoiditis as a rare complication of aSAH...
January 6, 2018: Curēus
Víctor Rodrigo, Marta Claramonte, Mónica Martín, Juan B Calatayud
BACKGROUND: Intradural disc herniation is a rare phenomenon in spine surgery. Diagnosis is difficult despite current neuroradiologic imaging techniques. METHOD: We present a case of a 59-year-old man with lumbar and radicular pain and a recurrent lumbar herniation. A laminectomy was performed after no clear disc herniation in the epidural space was found and an intradural mass was palpable. A durotomy showed an intradural disc fragment that was removed, followed by an arthrodesis...
March 12, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
Ghazwan Abdulla Hasan, Saif Mohammed Kani, Ahmed Alqatub
INTRODUCTION: Spinal Epidural abscess (SEA) is an uncommon pathology that needs an urgent intervention to decompress the pressure on the spinal epidural sac, cord, and roots. The authors report a rare case of a young adult with lumbar spinal epidural tuberculous abscess occupying the spinal canal from L2-L5 vertebrae with extesion to the posterior paraspinal muscles and presenting with bilateral progressive lower limb weakness.   Case report: A 42 years old male teacher presented with a 15-day history of progressive difficulty to walking and bilateral lower limb weakness associated with fever, malaise and later on urinary incontinence...
2018: SICOT-J
Yong-Peng Lin, Yong-Jin Li, Bo-Lai Chen, Yu-Hai Guo
RATIONALE: Adult spinal epidermoid cyst (SEC) is a rare tumor. Lumbar laminectomy and tumor removal was a routine surgical procedure for adult spinal epidermoid cyst according to the literature, but postoperative lumbar instability and intractable low back pain may occur. In this study, we presented a brief report of an adult lumbar epidermoid cyst and introduced another surgical approach. PATIENT CONCERNS: This 28-year-old woman has been complaining of the severe right buttock pain and right thigh radiating pain for half a year...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
He Zhao, Li-Jun Duan, Yu-Shan Gao, Yong-Dong Yang, Ding-Yan Zhao, Xiang-Sheng Tang, Zhen-Guo Hu, Chuan-Hong Li, Si-Xue Chen, Tao Liu, Xing Yu
BACKGROUND: Decompressive laminectomy (DI) is a standard operation for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) patient with severe claudication symptoms for many years. However, patients whose symptom severity does not meet undergoing invasive surgery make therapeutic options into dilemma. Interspinous spacers (ISP) bridge the gap between surgical interventions and CC in management of LSS. In our study, we aim to systematically assess the two FDA-approved interspinous spacers for treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis: Superion versus X-STOP...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
Alicja Baranowska, Paweł Baranowski, Tadeusz Płusa
Infection of the surgical operation site is found in approximately 3% of patients and 20% of patients undergoing urgent surgery. The occurrence of this type of complications is affected both by coexisting diseases and the presence of infection in the environment in which the patient is staying. It should also be taken into account that the bacteria found in the implanted material and surrounding tissues have the ability to adhere to the implant, creating a biofilm structure there. The presented patient is an illustration of such a problem, because after L5 laminectomy and extensive L2-L3 and L3-L4 one-sided fenestration and L2-L3-L4-L5 facetectomy, interbody bone arthrodesis and transpedicular stabilization, he reported for fever and pain in right lumbar area...
February 23, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Kiona Sharon de Nies, Ralph Alexander Edwards, Niklas Bergknut, Martijn Beukers, Björn Petrus Meij
BACKGROUND: Spinal cysts are rare findings in veterinary medicine, but they are increasingly recognized due to the availability of advanced imaging techniques. Extradural meningeal cysts in French Bulldogs have not been reported previously and arachnoid cysts (diverticula) have not been reported at the caudal lumbar (L6-L7) region in dogs. CASE PRESENTATION: Two French Bulldogs, aged 5 and 8 years, were referred for evaluation of lower back pain and bilateral hind limb neurological deficits...
March 1, 2018: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
Taketoshi Yasuda, Kayo Suzuki, Yoshiharu Kawaguchi, Shoji Seki, Hiroto Makino, Kenta Watanabe, Takeshi Hori, Tohru Yamagami, Masahiko Kanamori, Tomoatsu Kimura
BACKGROUND: Lumbar epidural lipomatosis (LEL) is characterized by abnormal accumulation of unencapsulated adipose tissue in the spinal epidural space. Such accumulation compresses the dural sac and nerve roots, and results in various neurological findings. However, the pathophysiology of LEL remains unclear. This study examined the associations between imaging and clinical findings in detail, and investigated the mechanisms underlying symptom onset by measuring intraoperative epidural pressures in LEL...
March 1, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Tinnakorn Pluemvitayaporn, Sarun Jindahra, Warongporn Pongpinyopap, Sombat Kunakornsawat, Chaiyot Thiranon, Weerasak Singhatanadgige, Apinan Uthaipaisanwong
Introduction: Concomitant mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm and lumbar tuberculous spondylitis with psoas abscess and cauda equina syndrome is extremely rare. This condition can cause serious life-threatening problems if not diagnosed and treated properly. Case presentation: We report an unusual case of a 79-year-old Thai male, who was diagnosed with concomitant mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm and lumbar tuberculous spondylitis at the L2-L3 level with left psoas abscess and cauda equina syndrome...
2018: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
Malcolm E Dombrowski, Bryan Rynearson, Clarissa LeVasseur, Zach Adgate, William F Donaldson, Joon Y Lee, Ameet Aiyangar, William J Anderst
PURPOSE: Degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS) in the setting of symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis is commonly treated with spinal fusion in addition to decompression with laminectomy. However, recent studies have shown similar clinical outcomes after decompression alone, suggesting that a subset of DS patients may not require spinal fusion. Identification of dynamic instability could prove useful for predicting which patients are at higher risk of post-laminectomy destabilization necessitating fusion...
February 22, 2018: European Spine Journal
Seba Ramhmdani, Yuanxuan Xia, Risheng Xu, Thomas Kosztowski, Daniel Sciubba, Timothy Witham, Ali Bydon
OBJECTIVE: The diagnosis and surgical management of post-laminectomy spondylolisthesis in patients without pre-operative instability is presented with a review of relevant literature. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records and radiographic studies of 105 patients who underwent first-time bilateral 1-4 level open laminectomies for degenerative lumbar disease at a single academic institution. Patients who initially presented with listhesis and had additional discectomy or fusion procedures were excluded...
February 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Christina Jackson, Brian W Yang, Wenya Linda Bi, E Antonio Chiocca, Michael W Groff
BACKGROUND: Adult tethered cord syndrome is a rare neurological disorder that classically presents with back or leg pain, weakness, and urinary dysfunction. Spinal cord tethering has been associated with acquired Chiari malformations. While the effects of tethered cord release on Chiari malformation symptoms have been previously described, we report an unusual case of acquired tethered cord syndrome following Chiari decompression. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a 68-year-old man with a history of distant T12-level spinal cord injury who presented with two weeks of progressive bilateral lower extremity weakness...
January 31, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Naoki Notani, Masashi Miyazaki, Toyomi Yoshiiwa, Toshinobu Ishihara, Shozo Kanezaki, Hiroshi Tsumura
RATIONALE: Acute neurological deficits following spinal surgery commonly result from epidural hematoma, surgical trauma, vascular compromise, and graft or hardware impingement, with the cause identified by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We present a rare case of dynamic paraspinal muscle impingement after C1 posterior arch laminectomy, which was diagnosed by myelography, with no significant findings on MRI. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 81-year-old, severely obese male, was referred to our department for the treatment of vertebral disease of the lumbar spine...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Hyeok Dong Lee, Seung Hoon Han, Si-Bog Park, Yong Ko, Kyu Hoon Lee
RATIONALE: We report the symptoms beginning with weakness and the clinical courses of a patient who was diagnosed with an intradural extramedullary bronchogenic cyst. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was a 44-year-old man visited the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for walking difficulties characterized by limping due to muscle weakness of left lower extremity for 5 months and atrophy in left calf muscle. DIAGNOSES: Lumbar spine MRI was repeated, since radiating pain in the left hip and posterior thigh with low back pain developed 16 months later...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Toshiaki Hayashi, Tomomi Kimiwada, Misaki Kohama, Reizo Shirane, Teiji Tominaga
Filum terminale lipoma (FTL) causes various spinal symptoms known as tethered cord syndrome. The treatment for FTL is surgical untethering by sectioning the FTL, which can prevent symptom progression and often results in improvement of symptoms. This report describes a minimally invasive surgical strategy that we have introduced for FTL sectioning. The pediatric patients with FTL since 2007 were treated using this minimally invasive surgical strategy, which we refer to as an interlaminar approach (ILA). In summary, the surgical technique involves: minimal skin incision to expose the unilateral ligamentum flavum in the lower lumbar region; ligamentum flavum incision to expose the dural sac, and dural incision followed by identification and sectioning of the filum...
January 23, 2018: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
Mark G Williams, Ahmad M Wafai, Malcolm D Podmore
Background: This clinical descriptive study aims to establish if differences exist in functional outcomes, to include both leg and lower back pain (LBP) as well as disability, in patients undergoing laminectomy or laminotomy surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Methods: We conducted a single centre, prospective study of 119 patients undergoing laminectomy or laminotomy surgery for LSS, from 2006 and 2012. Clinical outcomes for back and leg pain were analyses using Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) questionnaires and visual analogue scale (VAS) scores collected preoperatively, at 6 weeks and 1 year...
December 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
Özgür Demir, Erol Öksüz, Fatih Ersay Deniz, Osman Demir
Background: Computed tomography (CT) with Hounsfield unit (HU) is being used with increasing frequency for determining bone density. Established correlations between HU and bone density have been shown in the literature. The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the bone density changes of the stabilized and adjacent segment vertebral bodies by comparing HU values before and after lumbar posterior stabilization. Methods: Sixteen patients who had similar diagnosis of lumbar spondylosis and stenosis were evaluated in this study...
December 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
Mehmet Şenoğlu, Ali Karadağ, Çağlar Türk, Füsun Demirçivi Özer
Penetrating spinal injuries with foreign bodies are exceedingly rare. To date, pathological problems due to glass fragments in the spinal canal have rarely been reported. In this report, the case presenting with a back laceration, leg pain, and leg weakness was found to have glass frag-ments in the spinal canal at the L2-L3 level by lumbar computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. After L2 total laminectomy and retrieval of the glass fragments, the dura was re-paired. The patient was discharged from the hospital after complete neurological recovery...
January 2018: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
Xu Lan, Jie Gao, Jian-Zhong Xu, Xue-Mei Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the imaging characteristic and operation outcome of ossification of ligamentum flavum with lumbar spinal stenosis. METHODS: January 2013 to January 2016, 9 patients with ossification of ligamentum flavum with lumbar spinal stenosis were treated, included 5 males and 4 females, aged from 51 to 63 years old with an average of 57 years old. All patients complained intermittent claudication and radiating pain at lower limb. The pathologic change regions examined by CT or MRI were as follows:2 cases in L₄,₅ and L₅S₁, 5 in L̀,̀, and 2 in L₅S₁...
February 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
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