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Stenosis spinal canal

Hiroaki Kimura, Shunsuke Fujibayashi, Bungo Otsuki, Mitsuru Takemoto, Jitsuhiko Shikata, Seiichi Odate, Mutsumi Matsushita, Akira Kusuba, Youngwoo Kim, Takeshi Sakamoto, Kei Watanabe, Masato Ota, Masanori Izeki, Naoya Tsubouchi, Shuichi Matsuda
STUDY DESIGN: A multicenter, retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To identify the factors that affect surgery-related complications and to clarify the surgical strategy for treating lumbar disorders in Parkinson disease (PD). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Previous studies have reported a high complication rate for spinal surgery in patients with PD. Because of the limited number of studies, there are no guidelines for spinal surgery for PD patients...
October 6, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
Javier Quillo-Olvera, Javier Quillo-Reséndiz, Carlos-Francisco Gutiérrez-Partida, Manuel Rodríguez-García
BACKGROUND: Arachnoid cysts of spine are a very rare occurrence. The aetiology still remains unclear, but the most accepted explanation is the existence of areas of weakness in the spinal dura. Symptoms depend on the location in the spine. Magnetic resonance imaging is used for its diagnosis. Management depends of clinical presentation, and the surgery is reserved for patients with neurological impairment. CLINICAL CASE: A case is described of 67 year-old male with myelopathy and radiculopathy symptoms, both diagnosed simultaneously...
October 14, 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
Hideki Shigematsu, Jason Pui Yin Cheung, Kin-Cheung Mak, Mauro Bruzzone, Keith D K Luk
PURPOSE: Patients with pre-existing cervical spinal canal stenosis (CSCS) may have minimal or no symptoms. However, performing preventive decompression is controversial as the incidence of CSCS leading to severe cord injury is unknown. Hence, this study aims to revisit the threshold for surgery in "silent" CSCS by reviewing the neurologic outcomes of patients with undiagnosed CSCS who sustained a cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI). METHODS: Two groups of subjects were recruited for analysis...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Sol Bee Han, Young Cheol Yoon, Jong Won Kwon
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Slice-Encoding Metal Artifact Correction (SEMAC) sequence is one of the metal artifact reduction techniques of anatomical structure, but there has been no report about evaluation of post-operative complications. The purpose of this article is to compare the anatomical visibility between fast spin echo (FSE) and FSE-SEMAC and to evaluate the additional value of FSE-SEMAC in diagnostic confidence of the complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study with 54 patients who received lumbar spinal surgery and MR images including FSE-SEMAC...
2016: PloS One
David M Dickerson, Ran Dai, Barbara M Scavone, William McDade
Reports exist of severe upper back pain of unknown etiology after administration of large volumes into the epidural space. We present a case of an otherwise healthy parturient who developed severe upper back and neck pain after receiving only a small volume of epidural medication. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a congenitally narrowed spinal canal because of short pedicle syndrome. Epidural injectate occupies and compresses a percentage of the spinal canal and its neuronal contents. This may result in pain and epidural intolerance when continued injectate reaches a critical point, a threshold that is lower with shortened pedicles or congenital spinal stenosis...
September 28, 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Hua Zhou, Zhong-Jun Liu, Shao-Bo Wang, Sheng-Fa Pan, Ming Yan, Feng-Shan Zhang, Yu Sun
Although several studies report various treatment solutions for cervical spondylotic myelopathy in patients with athetoid cerebral palsy, long-term follow-up studies are very rare. None of the reported treatment solutions represent a gold standard for this disease owing to the small number of cases and lack of long-term follow-up. This study aimed to evaluate the outcomes of laminoplasty with lateral mass screw fixation to treat cervical spondylotic myelopathy in patients with athetoid cerebral palsy from a single center...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Güliz Acker, Ulf C Schneider, Zarko Grozdanovic, Peter Vajkoczy, Johannes Woitzik
BACKGROUND: Disc herniations are only reported in few case reports as a rare cause of acute spinal ischemia. A surgical treatment has not been described so far in these reports with analysis of diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI/MRI) before and after surgery. The aim of our study is to report a case of cervical spinal cord ischemia caused by cervical disc herniation and discuss the literature concerning diagnostic and treatment options. METHODS: A 72-year-old female patient developed an acute progressive tetraparesis with emphasis on the upper extremities...
June 2016: J Spine Surg
Ralph J Mobbs, Kevin Phan, Greg Malham, Kevin Seex, Prashanth J Rao
Degenerative disc and facet joint disease of the lumbar spine is common in the ageing population, and is one of the most frequent causes of disability. Lumbar spondylosis may result in mechanical back pain, radicular and claudicant symptoms, reduced mobility and poor quality of life. Surgical interbody fusion of degenerative levels is an effective treatment option to stabilize the painful motion segment, and may provide indirect decompression of the neural elements, restore lordosis and correct deformity. The surgical options for interbody fusion of the lumbar spine include: posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF), transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF), oblique lumbar interbody fusion/anterior to psoas (OLIF/ATP), lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) and anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)...
December 2015: J Spine Surg
Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska, Elżbieta Grochowska, Piotr Gietka, Mateusz Płaza, Grzegorz Pracoń, Fadhil Saied, Marta Walentowska-Janowicz
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common autoimmune systemic disease of the connective tissue affecting individuals in the developmental age. Radiography, which was described in the first part of this publication, is the standard modality in the assessment of this condition. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging enable early detection of the disease which affects soft tissues, as well as bones. Ultrasound assessment involves: joint cavities, tendon sheaths and bursae for the presence of synovitis, intraand extraarticular fat tissue to visualize signs of inflammation, hyaline cartilage, cartilaginous epiphysis and subchondral bone to detect cysts and erosions, and ligaments, tendons and their entheses for signs of enthesopathies and tendinopathies...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
Laure Mathevon, Nicolas Leroux, Céline Piscicelli, Emmanuelle Clarac, Shenhao Dai, Patrice Davoine, Paul Krack, Dominic Perennou
OBJECTIVE: To take care of postural disorders is a major issue in Parkinson's disease (PD). We present a documented observation suggesting the existence of a biased representation of verticality in PD, resulting in a severe retropulsion and recurrent falls. A rehabilitation program aimed to modulate verticality perception dramatically improved the postural perception of the vertical, trunk posture and balance abilities, and reduced retropulsion as well as lastingly fall frequency. OBSERVATIONS: A 68 year-old patient with Parkinson's disease fall backward 3 times a day...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Carlo Ammendolia, Pierre Côté, Y Raja Rampersaud, Danielle Southerst, Brian Budgell, Claire Bombardier, Gillian Hawker
BACKGROUND: Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a growing health problem and a leading cause of disability and loss of independence in older adults. It is usually caused by age-related degenerative narrowing of the spinal canals leading to compression and ischemia of the spinal nerves and symptoms of neurogenic claudication. Limited walking ability is the dominant functional impairment caused by LSS. Animal studies suggest increased blood flow to the spinal nerves and spinal cord with superficial paraspinal electrical stimulation...
September 2016: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
Chan Hong Park, Sang Ho Lee
BACKGROUND : Spinal stenosis is characterized by narrowing of the spinal canal, with mechanical compression of spinal nerve roots. The latter may cause low back pain and/or leg pain, as well as neurogenic claudication. Epidural steroid injection is commonly used to treat patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), but percutaneous epidural adhesiolysis has been utilized when symptoms prove refractory. Our goal was to assess the relationship between improvement shown on epidurogram and subjective patient response to adhesiolysis...
September 20, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
Alexander Antoniadis, Nils H Ulrich, Samuel Schmid, Mazda Farshad, Kan Min
INTRODUCTION: With increasing age, ubiquitous degeneration processes lead to a narrowing of the spinal canal. Degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (DLSS) causes functional disability and is associated with back and lower extremity pain in older individuals. The goal of this study was to determine if decompression surgery can be performed safely and provide a stable benefit in our octogenarian patient population. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 121 patients over the age of 80 (mean age: 82...
September 20, 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
E Shim, J W Lee, E Lee, T Im, Y Kang, J M Ahn, H S Kang
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of facet joint injection (FJI) for patients with lumbar central canal stenosis (LCS) in comparison with epidural steroid injection (ESI) in the same individuals. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two hundred and fifty-two patients who underwent both FJI and ESI for LCS between January 2014 and December 2014 were considered for enrolment in the study. A radiologist retrospectively conducted a chart review and recorded which injection was chosen as the third injection after sequential injections of FJI and ESI, and why clinicians chose the particular injection method...
October 8, 2016: Clinical Radiology
Prudence Wing Hang Cheung, Vivian Tam, Victor Yu Leong Leung, Dino Samartzis, Kenneth Man-Chee Cheung, Keith Dip-Kei Luk, Jason Pui Yin Cheung
BACKGROUND: Ligamentum flavum (LF) hypertrophy is a common cause of lumbar spinal stenosis and is thought to be degeneration-driven. Developmental spinal stenosis (DSS) is characterized by pre-existing narrowed spinal canals and is likely a developmental problem that occurs in childhood. In these cases, the LF may demonstrate different characteristics as compared to degeneration-driven stenosis. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the relationship between histological changes of LF and canal size...
2016: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
Roberta Reichert, Lillian Gonçalves Campos, Filippo Vairo, Carolina Fischinger Moura de Souza, Juliano Adams Pérez, Juliana Ávila Duarte, Fernando Araujo Leiria, Maurício Anés, Leonardo Modesti Vedolin
Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) is an inherited metabolic disease and a member of the group of lysosomal storage disorders. Its hallmark is a deficiency of lysosomal enzymes involved in the degradation of mucopolysaccharides, also known as glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). The products of GAG degradation accumulate within lysosomes and in the extracellular space, thereby interfering with the degradation of other macromolecules. This process leads to chronic degeneration of cells, which in turn affects multiple organs and systems...
September 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Satyajit V Marawar, Nathaniel R Ordway, Ian A Madom, Richard A Tallarico, Mark Palumbo, Umesh Metkar, Dongliang Wang, Danning Huang, William F Lavelle
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between the severity of stenosis graded using both surgeon's visual assessment of spinal stenosis as well as measurement of dural cross sectional area on MRI, with the patient's disability. METHODS: Seven fellowship trained spine surgeons reviewed MRI studies retrospectively of 30 symptomatic consecutive patients with lumbar stenosis and graded stenosis in the central canal, the lateral recess and the foramen at T12-L1 to L5-S1 as; none, mild, moderate, or severe...
August 29, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Yoshihito Sakai, Sadayuki Ito, Tetsuro Hida, Kenyu Ito, Atsushi Harada, Ken Watanabe
BACKGROUND: The ligamentum flavum hypertrophy is considered to be one of the important causes of development of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Several histologic and biologic mechanisms in hypertrophied flavum have proposed. However, no study that investigated the relationship between clinical outcome and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy has been published. The purpose of this study was to identify a new classification of LSS, in ligamentous and nonligamentous stenosis, according to the cutoff value of the area proportion of the ligamentum flavum in the spinal canal, and to assess the value of surgical and conservative treatments for LSS based on the classification of the ligamentous stenosis...
August 28, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Toshinari Kawasaki, Hitoshi Fukuda, Yoshitaka Kurosaki, Akira Handa, Masaki Chin, Sen Yamagata
BACKGROUND: The patient with SAH by hemorrhagic AVFs usually presents with meningeal signs including headache and nausea, and focal neurological deficit is found in rare cases. In this article, we report a case of acute compressive cervical myelopathy caused by hemorrhagic AVF at the craniocervical junction. CLINICAL DESCRIPTION: A 73-year-old woman was transferred to our hospital for sudden headache and subsequent left hemiparesis. Head CT showed subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) exclusively in the posterior fossa, and catheter angiography revealed a perimedullary arteriovenous fistula at the craniocervical junction as a source of the SAH...
August 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Xiaochen Qu, Zhongqiang Chen, Dongwei Fan, Chuiguo Sun, Yan Zeng
Ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) is a disorder of heterotopic ossification of spinal ligaments and is the main cause of thoracic spinal canal stenosis. Previous studies suggested that miR-132-3p negatively regulates osteoblast differentiation. However, whether miR-132-3p is involved in the process of OLF has not been investigated. In this study, we investigated the effect of miR-132-3p and its target genes forkhead box O1 (FOXO1), growth differentiation factor 5 (GDF5) and SRY-box 6 (SOX6) on the osteogenic differentiation of ligamentum flavum (LF) cells...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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