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Endoscopic spine surgery

Weijun Kong, Wenbo Liao, Jun Ao, Guangru Cao, Jianpu Qin, Yuqiang Cai
Objective is to analyze the surgical strategy, safety, and clinical results of percutaneous full-endoscopic discectomy through interlaminar or extraforaminal puncture technique for LDH. Preoperative CT and MRI were analyzed, which were based on the main location of the herniated disc and its relationship with compressed nerve root. Sixty-two patients satisfied the inclusion criteria during the period from August 2012 to March 2014. We use percutaneous full-endoscopic discectomy through different puncture technique to remove the protrusive NP for LDH...
2016: BioMed Research International
Dae-Jung Choi, Je-Tea Jung, Sang-Jin Lee, Young-Sang Kim, Han-Jin Jang, Bang Yoo
The major problems of revision surgery for recurrent lumbar disc herniation (LDH) include limited visualization due to adhesion of scar tissue, restricted handling of neural structures in insufficient visual field, and consequent higher risk of a dura tear and nerve root injury. Therefore, clear differentiation of neural structures from scar tissue and adhesiolysis performed while preserving stability of the remnant facet joint would lower the risk of complications and unnecessary fusion surgery. Biportal endoscopic spine surgery has several merits including sufficient magnification with panoramic view under very high illumination and free handling of instruments normally impossible in open spine surgery...
September 2016: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
Stylianos Kapetanakis, Eirini Giovannopoulou, George Charitoudis, Konstantinos Kazakos
STUDY DESIGN: A case-control study. PURPOSE: To investigate the effectiveness of transforaminal percutaneous endoscopic discectomy (TPED) in Parkinson's disease (PD). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Patients with PD frequently suffer from radiculopathy and low back pain. Additionally, they demonstrate higher complication rates after open spine surgery. However, the clinical outcome of minimally invasive techniques for lumbar discectomy, such as TPED, have not been established for this population...
August 2016: Asian Spine Journal
Dae-Jung Choi, Chang-Myong Choi, Je-Tea Jung, Sang-Jin Lee, Yong-Sang Kim
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptions of technical strategies to overcome pitfalls associated with early learning periods in biportal endoscopic spinal surgery (BESS). PURPOSE: To introduce BESS for lumbar spinal diseases (LSDs) and to inform certain challenges to be overcome in mastering the technique. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: BESS has shown superior benefits including excellent magnification, a wider range of view by dynamic handling of an endoscope and instruments...
August 2016: Asian Spine Journal
Guofang Fang, Jianhe Zhou, Yutan Liu, Hongxun Sang, Xiangyang Xu, Zihai Ding
BACKGROUND: There are many different reasons why patients could be experiencing pain in the gluteal area. Previous studies have shown an association between radicular low back pain (LBP) and gluteal pain (GP). Studies locating the specific level responsible for gluteal pain in lumbar disc hernias have rarely been reported. METHODS: All patients with lumbar disc herniation (LDH) in the Kanghua hospital from 2010 to 2014 were recruited. All patients underwent a lumbar spine MRI to clarify their LDH diagnosis, and patients were allocated to a GP group and a non-GP group...
2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Guntram Krzok, Albert Edward Telfeian, Ralf Wagner, Menno Iprenburg
OBJECTIVE: Endoscopic surgery for highly migrated lumbar disc extrusions is a challenge even for spine surgeons who are very familiar with utilizing endoscopic techniques. Because of the anatomic constraints involved in transforaminal access in endoscopic surgery, an incomplete removal of a highly migrated disc extrusion can result in some cases. Here the authors describe a new technique for accessing extruded lumbar discs that have migrated into the canal directly through a transpedicular approach...
August 16, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Felipe Sfeir, Pablo Villanueva, Patricio Tagle
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile´s medical school was founded in 1929. Interest for neurosurgical development arose in the minds of the Dean, Dr. Cristobal Espíldora, and the Chief of Surgery, Dr. Rodolfo Rencoret in 1946. They encouraged and supported Dr. J. Ricardo Olivares to specialize in Neurosurgery with Professor H. Olivecrona in Stockholm, Sweden. The first neurosurgical procedure in the Hospital Clínico de la Universidad Católica was performed in 1950. Since then, intensive efforts have been made to develop Neurosurgery and its science...
August 12, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Maximiliano Alejo Maricic, María Marcela Bailez, Susana P Rodriguez
UNLABELLED: We present the results of the validation of an inanimate model created for training thoracoscopic treatment of esophageal atresia with lower tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used different domestic materials such as a piece of wood (support), corrugated plastic tubes (PVC) of different sizes to simulate ribs, intercostal spaces, trachea and spine and tubular latex balloons to simulate the esophagus and lungs to make the basic model...
September 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Xiangliang Liu, Xiao Chen, Yiheng Wang, Wei Ji, Wenchao Zhao, Shuai Yang, Li Li, Zhen Wang, Xinyu Xu, Mingcheng Yuan, Wei Li, Youqiong Li
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to locate important structures surrounding the sella node and measure the distances and angles between signalized points by using both three-dimensional reconstruction technique and volume-rendering. These distances and angles can provide more accurate reference for surgeries in pituitary adenomas. METHODS: Ninty volunteers' skulls were scanned and thin-section computed tomographic images were displayed. The highest point of saddle node on double sides were marked as point A (right) and A1 (left), the highest point of posterior Clinton process on double side as B (right) and B1 (left)...
October 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Sohrab S Virk, Elizabeth Yu
STUDY DESIGN: Bibliometric study of current literature OBJECTIVE.: To catalog the most important minimally invasive spine (MIS) surgery articles using the amount of citations as a marker of relevance. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: MIS surgery is a relatively new tool used by spinal surgeons. There is a dynamic and evolving field of research related to MIS techniques, clinical outcomes and basic science research. To date, there is no comprehensive review of the most cited articles related to MIS surgery...
July 19, 2016: Spine
Marko Markovic, Nenad Zivkovic, Milan Spaic, Andela Gavrilovic, Dragos Stojanovic, Vuk Aleksic, Sebastian Ruetten
BACKGROUND: Full-endoscopic operations of lumbar spine are truly minimally invasive surgical procedures. Endoscopic techniques have become the standard in many areas because of the advantages they offer intraoperatively and after surgery. With the interlaminar and transforaminal approach, two full-endoscopic procedures are available for lumbar compressive lesion operations. Our aim was to present and explain all aspects of the full-endoscopic operative technique, and presentation of results of lumbar discectomies and monosegmental decompression in full-endoscopic interlaminar technique performed during 3 year period in comparison with conventional microsurgical operations reported in literature...
June 30, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
Mohinder Kaushal
BACKGROUND: Avaialable minimal invasive arthro/endoscopic techniques are not compatible with 30 degree arthroscope which orthopedic surgeons uses in knee and shoulder arthroscopy. Minimally invasive "Arthrospine assisted percutaneous technique for lumbar discectomy" is an attempt to allow standard familiar microsurgical discectomy and decompression to be performed using 30° arthroscope used in knee and shoulder arthroscopy with conventional micro discectomy instruments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 150 patients suffering from lumbar disc herniations were operated between January 2004 and December 2012 by indiginously designed Arthrospine system and were evaluated retrospectively...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
Jinyoung Oh, Daehyun Jo, Koohyun Kim, Jungwoo Shim, Misun Roh
UNLABELLED: Lumbar spinal stenosis is one of most common pathologic conditions affecting the lumbar spine. Pain and/or disability in the low back and lower extremities with or without neurogenic claudication may occur as a result of compression of dural sac contents or nerve roots in the narrowed space. Bulging and protrusion, facet joint hypertrophy, and disc herniation combined with osteophytes and arthritic changes of facet joints can be the cause of lumbar spinal stenosis. Medical/interventional treatment may be considered as an initial treatment for patients with mild symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis...
May 2016: Pain Physician
Sei-Youn Yang, Sang-Bok Lee, Kyoung-Suok Cho
Esophageal perforation is a serious possible complication after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). It usually occurs during the first postoperative day. Esophageal perforation is a potentially life-threatening complication. A 63-year-old man who underwent ACDF 8 years prior visited our emergency room with recurrent aspiration pneumonia, fever, dysphagia and neck pain. Endoscopic study showed esophageal perforation by cervical plate. Successful treatment of the perforation resulted after surgical repair using a sternocleidomastoid muscle flap...
October 2015: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
A K Manicka Vasuki, T K Aleyemma Fenn, M Nirmala Devi, T Deborah Joy Hebzibah, M Jamuna, K Kalyana Sundaram
INTRODUCTION: The existence of Vomeronasal organ in human is a controversial subject. Presence of Vomeronasal organ and its structure was not reported in standard text books. The presence of Vomeronasal organ in fetal life is doubtful. Hence identification of the organ by histological examination was planned. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A study was conducted on resected specimens of nasal septum obtained from 45 spontaneously aborted fetuses from Obstetrics and Gynaecology department, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, after ethical clearance...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Roshan Bhaisare, Bhavna Kamble, Kisan Patond
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to present long-term results from a 10-year follow-up after endoscopic lumbar discectomy (ELD) by "Destandau's technique". OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Endoscopic disc surgery by Destandau's technique using ENDOSPINE Karl Storz system is a relatively new technique. It was introduced in 1993. It has been gaining popularity among the spine surgeons, as it is attractive for small skin incision and allows a gentle and excellent tissue dissection with excellent visualization...
April 2016: Asian Spine Journal
Akihiro Inoue, Takanori Ohnishi, Shohei Kohno, Masahiro Nishikawa, Naoya Nishida, Shiro Ohue
BACKGROUND: Giant cell tumors (GCTs) are histologically benign bone neoplasms with a locally aggressive nature that primarily occur in the epiphyses of the long bones. A small proportion of these tumors, however, occur in the pelvis, spine, or skull bones. Among these, GCTs of the skull base cannot be completely resected and require adjuvant therapy. We report a juvenile case of clival GCT that was successfully treated by endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery and subsequent adjuvant therapy with denosumab, a monoclonal antibody to receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand...
July 2016: World Neurosurgery
Yong Ahn
Percutaneous endoscopic cervical discectomy has evolved as an efficient, minimally invasive spine surgery for cervical disc herniation or radiculopathy. The development of the working channel endoscope makes definitive decompression surgery through a percutaneous approach feasible. There are two methods of approach to target the pathology: anterior and posterior approach. The approach can be determined according to the zone of pathology or the surgeon's preference. The most significant benefits of this endoscopic surgical technique are minimal access tissue trauma and early recovery from the intervention...
June 2016: Expert Review of Medical Devices
Chen Wang, Chien-Min Chen, Fang Shen, Xiao-Dong Fang, Guang-Yu Ying, Yu-Cheng Ren, Dan-Feng Yu, Liang-Liang Zhu, Yong-Jian Zhu, Jian-Min Zhang
Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (SDAVFs) are the most common type of spinal arteriovenous malformations, and microsurgical ligation is the treatment modality most frequently used for these lesions. Developments in endoscopic techniques have made endoscopy an even less invasive alternative to routine microsurgical approaches in spine surgery, but endoscopic management of SDAVF or other intradural spinal lesions has not been reported to date. The authors describe the use of a microscope-assisted endoscopic interlaminar approach for the ligation of the proximal draining vein of an L-1 SDAVF in a 58-year-old man...
September 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
Mario E Giardini, Antonio G Zippo, Maurizio Valente, Nikola Krstajic, Gabriele E M Biella
Despite the continuous improvement in medical imaging technology, visualizing the spinal cord poses severe problems due to structural or incidental causes, such as small access space and motion artifacts. In addition, positional guidance on the spinal cord is not commonly available during surgery, with the exception of neuronavigation techniques based on static pre-surgical data and of radiation-based methods, such as fluoroscopy. A fast, bedside, intraoperative real-time imaging, particularly necessary during the positioning of endoscopic probes or tools, is an unsolved issue...
2016: PloS One
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