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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146433/a-novel-technique-for-cervical-facet-joint-hyperplasia-spondylotic-radiculopathy-by-laminar-and-lateral-mass-screw-co-fixations
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Sun-Ren Sheng, Ke Wang, Majid Nisar, Jiao-Xiang Chen, Ai-Min Wu, Xiang-Yang Wang
OBJECTIVE: To describe the novel technique and report the outcomes of cervical spondylotic radiculopathy caused by facet joint hyperplasia treated with minimally invasive surgery by laminar and lateral mass screw co-fixations. METHOD: In this retrospective study, patients with spondylotic radiculopathy caused by facet joint hyperplasia underwent this technique in our unit between January 2010 and June 2015. Hospital charts, magnetic resonance imaging studies, and follow-up records for all the patients were reviewed...
November 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145253/anterior-endoscopically-assisted-bone-grafting-for-iatrogenic-distraction-of-odontoid-fracture-after-percutaneous-anterior-screw-fixation-a-case-report
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Ze-Xin Chen, Hui Zhang, Nai-Feng Tian, Xiang-Yang Wang, Yan Lin, Yao-Sen Wu
RATIONALE: The complication of iatrogenic distraction of odontoid fracture after anterior screw fixation has not been reported in the literature. We treated the patient with endoscopically assisted bone grafting with good results. The new technique was not reported in the management of odontoid fracture or nonunion before. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 22-year-old man presented with neck pain after a motorcycle crash. The cervical spine radiograph and computed tomographic scan demonstrated the base of dens displaced 2 mm anteriorly...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138702/a-case-of-c5-vertebral-chordoma-in-a-73-year-old-patient-with-more-than-8-years-of-follow-up-after-total-piecemeal-spondylectomy
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Keigo Tanaka, Harutoshi Sakakima, Kazutoshi Hida, Kanako Hatanaka, Kosei Ijiri
Chordoma arising from the cervical spine is rare and the traditional long-term prognosis is typically poor. Total en bloc spondylectomy with a wide margin is generally accepted to be the most appropriate management for thoracic and lumbar malignant tumors. However, this method is still challenging for the cervical spine because of the proximity of the tumor to the vertebral arteries and neural elements. Here, we report a 73-year-old man with a C5 vertebral chordoma treated with total piecemeal spondylectomy...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129272/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-infection-in-spine-surgery-a-prospective-multicenter-study-of-1764-instrumented-spinal-procedures
#4
Wenfei Gu, Laiyong Tu, Zhiquan Liang, Zhenbin Wang, Kahaer Aikenmu, Ge Chu, Enfeng Zhang, Jiang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection (SSI) is a common complication in spinal surgery, imposing a high burden on patients and society. However, information about its characteristics and related risk factors is limited. We designed this prospective, multicenter study to address this issue. METHODS: From January 2015 through February 2016, a total of 1764 patients who had spinal trauma or degenerative spinal diseases were treated with instrumented surgeries and followed up for 1 year with complete data...
November 9, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127511/adjacent-segment-degeneration-after-intervertebral-fusion-surgery-by-means-of-cervical-block-vertebrae
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Xinlong Ma, Yuren Du, Shuli Wang, Jianxiong Ma, Tao Wang, Mingjie Kuang, Baoyi Ma
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of cervical block vertebrae is unknown. Furthermore, there is no consensus on the cause of adjacent segment degeneration (ASD) after cervical fusion. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) What is the incidence of cervical block vertebrae? Is there a gender difference? (2) Among cervical block vertebrae cases, is ASD related to age and segment? And what is the specific relationship? (3) What are the imaging findings and characteristics of this disease? PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively diagnosed cervical block vertebrae cases with bony fusions in any segments of the cervical spine without intervertebral fusion surgery of 33,762 patients reported from 2006 to 2011 in north China...
November 10, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125427/the-surgical-treatment-of-metastatic-spine-tumors-within-the-intramedullary-compartment
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Ben A Strickland, Ian E McCutcheon, Indro Chakrabarti, Laurence D Rhines, Jeffrey S Weinberg
OBJECTIVE Metastasis to the spinal cord is rare, and optimal management of this disease is unclear. The authors investigated this issue by analyzing the results of surgical treatment of spinal intramedullary metastasis (IM) at a major cancer center. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 13 patients who underwent surgery for IM. Patients had renal cell carcinoma (n = 4), breast carcinoma (n = 3), melanoma (n = 2), non-small cell lung cancer (n = 1), sarcoma (n = 1), adenoid cystic carcinoma (n = 1), and cervical cancer (n = 1)...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123892/a-case-of-panspinal-epidural-abscess-that-presented-with-meningeal-irritation
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Naoki Okada, Takashi Nishiyama, Maki Kurihara, Yusuke Nishimura, Yoshiro Nishimura, Yukihiro Ando, Saori Otsubo, Katsumi Yamada, Yuji Maeda
Case: In rare cases, spinal epidural abscess involves the entire spine and can lead to neurological deficits and sepsis if treatment is delayed or suboptimal. A 65-year-old man was admitted with a diagnosis of bacterial meningitis. After admission, magnetic resonance imaging showed a spinal epidural abscess from the cervical to lumbar spine. Blood culture revealed Staphylococcus aureus. The patient was initially treated medically because he had no neurological deficits. Repeat blood culture remained positive and abscesses were found in the mediastinum and bilateral psoas muscles...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122701/predictors-of-quality-of-life-improvement-after-surgery-for-metastatic-tumors-of-the-spine-prospective-cohort-study
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Ori Barzilai, Lily McLaughlin, Mary-Kate Amato, Anne S Reiner, Shahiba Q Ogilvie, Eric Lis, Yoshiya Yamada, Mark H Bilsky, Ilya Laufer
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Surgical decompression and stabilization followed by radiosurgery represents an effective method for local tumor control and neurologic preservation for patients with metastatic epidural spinal cord compression. We have previously demonstrated improvement in HrQOL after this combined modality treatment ("hybrid therapy"). PURPOSE: The current analysis focuses on delineation of patient-specific prognostic factors predictive of HrQOL change after combined surgery-SRS treatment of MESCC...
November 6, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116423/postoperative-occipital-neuralgia-in-posterior-upper-cervical-spine-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Qing Guan, Fei Xing, Ye Long, Zhou Xiang
Postoperative occipital neuralgia (PON) after upper cervical spine surgery can cause significant morbidity and may be overlooked. The causes, presentation, diagnosis, management, prognosis, and prevention of PON were reviewed following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. English-language studies and case reports published from inception to 2017 were retrieved. Data on surgical procedures, incidence, cause of PON, management, outcomes, and preventive technique were extracted...
November 7, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113855/holospinal-epidural-abscesses-institutional-experience
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Kelly J Bridges, Khoi D Than
PURPOSE: The authors present a holospinal epidural abscesses (HEA) case series and a single institution's experience with varied surgical approaches and outcomes. METHODS: Medical records were queried and reviewed (6 years) for patients with a spinal abscess diagnosis; HEA were selected. Medical history, comorbidities, blood and epidural pathogens, presentation symptoms, abscess location, presence of mass effect, surgical procedures, treatment regimens, and neurological outcomes were collected...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110129/real-life-management-and-outcome-of-thyroid-carcinoma-related-bone-metastases-results-from-a-nationwide-multicenter-experience
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G Mazziotti, A M Formenti, M B Panarotto, E Arvat, A Chiti, A Cuocolo, M E Dottorini, C Durante, L Agate, S Filetti, F Felicetti, A Filice, L Pace, T Pellegrino, M Rodari, M Salvatori, C Tranfaglia, A Versari, D Viola, S Frara, A Berruti, A Giustina, R Giubbini
PURPOSE AND PATIENTS: The M.O.S.CA.TI. (Metastases of the Skeleton from CArcinoma of the ThyroId) is a multicenter, retrospective study investigating the real-life outcome and management of bone metastases (BM) in 143 patients (63 M, 80 F; median age 64 years, range 11-87) with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). RESULTS: Radio-active iodine (RAI) treatment was performed in 131 patients (91.6%), surgical approach and/or external radiotherapy in 68 patients (47...
November 6, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107727/severe-spinal-cord-compression-by-a-pure-giant-intradural-schwannoma-of-the-cervical-spine
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Javier Quillo-Olvera, Guang-Xun Lin, Jin-Sung Kim
A 73-year-old man with progressive quadriparesis, six months of evolution. Physical examination showed decreased strength at upper and lower limbs together with an increase in osteotendinous reflexes with Babinski sign. Upon radiological investigation, MRI revealed a tumor at C3-T2 with a severe ventrolateral displacement of the spinal cord (Figure 1). The patient underwent surgery for gross total resection of the lesion. Histopathologic findings reported a schwannoma. (Figure 2). Muscular strength of the limbs improved three months after surgery, and the patient was able to walk without assistance...
October 28, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107159/assessment-of-a-novel-adult-cervical-deformity-frailty-index-as-a-component-of-preoperative-risk-stratification
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Emily K Miller, Tamir Ailon, Brian J Neuman, Eric O Klineberg, Gregory M Mundis, Daniel M Sciubba, Khaled M Kebaish, Virginie Lafage, Justin K Scheer, Justin S Smith, D Kojo Hamilton, Shay Bess, Christopher I Shaffrey, Christopher P Ames
OBJECTIVE: To determine the value of a novel adult cervical deformity frailty index (CD-FI) in preoperative risk stratification. METHODS: We reviewed a prospective, multicenter database of adults with cervical spine deformity. We selected 40 variables to construct the CD-FI using a validated method. Patients were categorized as not frail (NF) (<0.2), frail (0.2-0.4), or severely frail (SF) (>0.4) based on CD-FI score. We performed multivariate logistic regression to determine the relationships between CD-FI score and incidence of complications, length of hospital stay, and discharge disposition...
October 26, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106662/preoperative-nomograms-predict-patient-specific-cervical-spine-surgery-clinical-and-quality-of-life-outcomes
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Daniel Lubelski, Vincent Alentado, Amy S Nowacki, Michael Shriver, Kalil G Abdullah, Michael P Steinmetz, Edward C Benzel, Thomas E Mroz
BACKGROUND: Clinical and quality of life (QOL) outcomes vary depending on the patient's demographics, comorbidities, presenting symptoms, pathology, and surgical treatment used. While there have been individual predictors identified, no comprehensive method incorporates a patient's complex clinical presentation to predict a specific individual postoperative outcome. OBJECTIVE: To create tool that predicts patient-specific outcomes among those undergoing cervical spine surgery...
June 29, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106657/posterior-upper-rib-excision-for-neurogenic-thoracic-outlet-syndrome-feasibility-and-early-outcomes
#15
Kamran Aghayev, Ozcan Ciklatekerlio
BACKGROUND: There are several surgical treatment options for neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (n-TOS). However, the first rib has been shown to be the common denominator of all TOS forms and the degree of its resection has been shown to correlate with the long-term success. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the feasibility of posterior upper rib excision (PURE) and report early outcomes. METHODS: Nine patients presented with signs and symptoms of n-TOS...
July 6, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104151/high-cervical-spinal-cord-compression-associated-with-anomaly-of-bilateral-vertebral-arteries
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Saeko Hayashi, Ryuichi Kanai, Jun Shinoda
BACKGROUND: Anomalies of vertebral arteries are rare, and usually detected incidentally. However, very rarely, they can manifest clinical symptoms. We describe such a symptomatic case of high cervical spinal cord compression associated with persistent C2 segmental arteries. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 67-year-old man presented with a 5-year history of worsening left-sided weakness and gait disturbance. Magnetic resonance imaging, 3D-computed tomography and digital subtraction angiography revealed anomalous courses of vertebral arteries, compressing the cervical spinal cord at C1 level from both sides...
November 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096033/cervical-spine-deformity-part-3-posterior-techniques-clinical-outcome-and-complications
#17
Lee A Tan, K Daniel Riew, Vincent C Traynelis
The goals of cervical deformity surgery include deformity correction, restoration of horizontal gaze, decompression of neural elements, spinal stabilization with a biomechanically sound construct, and meticulous arthrodesis technique to prevent pseudoarthrosis and minimizing surgical complications. Many different surgical options exist, but selecting the correct approach that ensures the optimal clinical outcome can be challenging and often controversial. In this last part of the cervical deformity review series, various posterior deformity correction techniques are discussed in detail, along with an overview of surgical outcome and postoperative complications...
October 31, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095412/cervical-sagittal-range-of-motion-as-a-predictor-of-symptom-severity-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
#18
Kristen J Nicholson, Paul W Millhouse, Emily Pflug, Barrett Woods, Gregory D Schroeder, D Greg Anderson, Alan S Hilibrand, Christopher K Kepler, Mark F Kurd, Jeffrey A Rihn, Alexander Vaccaro, Kris E Radcliff
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of radiographic data and functional outcomes. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate whether myelopathy symptom severity upon presentation corresponds to sagittal plane alignment or non-myelopathy symptoms, such as pain, in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cervical sagittal balance is an important parameter in the outcome of surgical reconstruction. However, the effect of sagittal alignment on symptom severity in patients who have not undergone spine surgery is not well defined...
October 31, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089564/prognostic-value-of-lordosis-decrease-in-radiographic-adjacent-segment-pathology-after-anterior-cervical-corpectomy-and-fusion
#19
Yin Liu, Na Li, Wei Wei, Jing Deng, Yuequn Hu, Bin Ye, Wei Wang
While cervical lordosis alteration is not uncommon after anterior cervical arthrodesis, its influence on radiological adjacent segment pathology (RASP) is still unclear. Biomechanical changes induced by arthrodesis may contribute to ASP onset. To investigate the correlation between cervical lordosis decrease and RASP onset after anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF) and to determine its biomechanical effect on adjacent segments after surgery, 80 CSM patients treated with ACCF were retrospectively studied, and a baseline finite element model of the cervical spine as well as post-operation models with normal and decreased lordosis were established and validated...
October 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084406/a-retrospective-study-of-cervical-spine-mri-findings-in-children-with-abusive-head-trauma
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Lance S Governale, Farah W Brink, Charles P Pluto, Victoria A Schunemann, Rachel Weber, Jerome Rusin, Beth A Fischer, Megan M Letson
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Increasing attention has been given to the possible association of cervical spine (c-spine) injuries with abusive head trauma (AHT). The aims of this study were to describe c-spine MRI findings in hospitalized AHT patients. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of children under the age of 5 years with AHT admitted to hospital in 2004-2013. Those with c-spine MRI were identified, and the images were reviewed. RESULTS: 250 AHT cases were identified, with 34 (14%) undergoing c-spine MRI...
October 31, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
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