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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450760/association-of-facet-tropism-and-orientation-with-lumbar-disc-herniation-in-young-patients
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Qiang Zhou, Donghui Teng, Tao Zhang, Xinwei Lei, Wenxue Jiang
Facet tropism and orientation are thought to be associated with lumbar disc herniation (LDH), but the relationship is not well established. Moreover, the effect of facet joint on LDH has not been outlined in young patients. The objective of this study was to investigate the associations of facet joint tropism and orientation with LDH in young patients (18-35 years) by computed tomography (CT). Fifty-three patients with LDH and 129 with neither LDH nor low back pain (18-35 years) were included in this study...
February 15, 2018: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430105/accessory-branch-of-canalis-sinuosus-mimicking-external-root-resorption-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Priyal Naresh Shah, Ankit V Arora, Sonali V Kapoor
The aim of this study was to recognize the importance of canalis sinuosus in Endodontics. A 60-year-old male patient reported with the chief complaint of pain and swelling in upper front tooth region for 2 weeks with a history of trauma 21 years back. Clinical examination revealed fractured tooth 21 (maxillary left central incisor) with an associated sinus tract. Radiographic examination revealed diffuse periapical radiolucency in relation to tooth 21 and external resorptive defect in apical third of the root of tooth 11 (maxillary right central incisor)...
November 2017: Journal of Conservative Dentistry: JCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414805/a-novel-approach-for-hepatic-arterial-reconstruction-after-total-pancreatectomy-with-common-hepatic-artery-resection-using-inferior-phrenic-artery
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Takatsugu Matsumoto, Keiichi Kubota, Taku Aoki, Takayuki Shimizu, Shozo Mori, Masato Kato, Hirotaka Asato
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Because of the anatomical characteristics, pancreatic cancers (PC) can easily invade to visceral vessels such as celiac artery, superior mesenteric artery, common hepatic artery (CHA) and portal vein, which makes curative resection difficult. In this study, we report an R0 resection for locally advanced PC by total pancreatectomy, combined resection of CHA, and reconstruction of hepatic artery using autologous left inferior phrenic artery (IPA). METHODS: A 47-year-old woman with complaints of low back pain was referred to our department...
February 7, 2018: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404804/variation-in-emergency-department-use-of-computed-tomography-for-investigation-of-acute-aortic-dissection
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Robert Ohle, Omar Anjum, Helena Bleeker, George Wells, Jeffrey J Perry
INTRODUCTION: Acute aortic dissection (AAD) is a life-threatening condition making early diagnosis critical. Although 90% present with acute pain, the myriad of associated symptoms can make diagnosis a challenge. Our objective was to assess how we are using computed tomography to rule out acute aortic dissection specifically rate of ordering, diagnostic yield, and variation in practice. METHODS: We included consecutive adult patients presenting to two tertiary academic care emergency departments over one calendar year presenting with non-traumatic chest, back, abdominal, or flank pain...
February 5, 2018: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397048/pyogenic-spondylitis-and-paravertebral-abscess-caused-by-salmonella-saintpaul-in-an-immunocompetent-13-year-old-child-a-case-report
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Shota Myojin, Naohiro Kamiyoshi, Masaaki Kugo
BACKGROUND: Salmonella spondylitis is an uncommon complication of Salmonella infection in immunocompetent children. To prevent treatment failure and neurological deficits, it needs prompt diagnosis and sufficient effort to identify the causative organism. There are some options to identify the causative organism such as Computed Tomography (CT) guided biopsy or surgical debridement, however when to perform these invasive interventions remains controversial. CASE PRESENTATION: A 13-year-old boy presented with occasional high fever and lower back pain...
February 3, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396603/endplate-changes-after-lumbar-discectomy-with-and-without-implantation-of-an-annular-closure-device
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Martin Barth, Christel Weiß, Gerrit J Bouma, Richard Bostelmann, Adisa Kursumovic, Javier Fandino, Claudius Thomé
BACKGROUND: The implantation of a bone-anchored annular closure device (ACD) might be associated with the developed new endplate changes (EPC) after surgery. METHODS: A post hoc analysis has been done in patients from a prospective randomized multicenter study. All patients underwent limited lumbar discectomy with intraoperative randomization into the groups limited lumbar discectomy alone or additional ACD implantation. Low-dose lumbar computed tomography (CT) and clinical investigations were performed preoperatively and 12 months after the operation...
February 2, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395691/pott-s-disease-in-a-patient-with-subtle-red-flags
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Lauren M Cantwell, John C Perkins, David C V Keyes
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is now rare in developed countries; however, it is an important diagnosis for the Emergency Physician to be able to make. Classically thought of as a respiratory disease, TB can present in other ways, making it more challenging to recognize. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 41-year-old woman who presented to the Emergency Department with a 4-week history of back pain. A diagnosis of T12 osteomyelitis and right psoas muscle abscess was made after magnetic resonance imaging...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394646/-two-cases-of-non-occlusive-mesenteric-ischemia-that-developed-after-chemotherapy
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Takahiro Wada, Kenji Katsumata, Hiroshi Kuwahara, Takaaki Matsudo, Yusuke Murakoshi, Masatoshi Shigoka, Masanobu Enomoto, Tetsuo Ishizaki, Kazuhiko Kasuya, Akihiko Tsuchida
Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia(NOMI)causes intestinal necrosis due to irreversible ischemia of the intestinal tract despite the absence of organic obstruction in the mesenteric blood vessels. The disease has extremely poor prognosis. We encountered 2 cases of NOMI hypothesized to have developed after chemotherapy; thus, we report these cases considering the available literature. Case 1: A7 9-year-old man. The patient complained of abdominal pain during the first week after introducing docetaxel for local recurrence of prostate cancer...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392232/gray-matter-alteration-associated-with-pain-catastrophizing-in-patients-6-months-after-lumbar-disk-surgery-a-voxel-based-morphometry-study
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Omar Chehadi, Boris Suchan, Kerstin Konietzny, Odo Köster, Tobias Schmidt-Wilcke, Monika I Hasenbring
Introduction: Pain catastrophizing (PC), the increased attention to harmful aspects of pain (magnification), and the belief of low controllability (helplessness) has been shown to be important in the maintenance of pain. A growing research on structural alterations in chronic pain revealed an association between PC and brain areas that are involved in affective and cognitive pain processing. However, little is known about a differential effect of the components magnification and helplessness...
September 2017: Pain Reports (Baltimore, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388089/intraosseous-pseudomeningocele-of-the-mobile-spine-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Emily Rider-Longmaid, Junjian Huang, Ronnie Sebro, Harvey Smith
BACKGROUND: Pseudomeningoceles most commonly occur due to prior trauma or surgery and are often located in the posterior paraspinous tissues. Here, we report a case of an intraosseous pseudomeningocele that mimicked an intra-osseous T2 hyperintense lesion in the L1 vertebral body. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 64-year-old male presented with back, left lateral thigh and left knee pain lasting several months. He had no prior history of trauma or surgery. Radiographs of the lumbar spine showed mild levoscoliotic curvature of the lumbar spine, Baastrup's changes between the spinous processes, multilevel degenerative disc disease and facet arthropathy...
January 31, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370664/-a-case-of-retroperitoneal-teratoma-difficult-to-distinguish-from-adrenal-tumor
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Ryoichi Maenosono, Kenkichi Saito, Naokazu Ibuki, Kiyoshi Takahara, Teruo Inamoto, Hayahito Nomi, Haruhito Azuma
Retroperitoneal tumor is a rare tumor, with an incidence of 0.2 to 0.8%. Among such tumors, the frequency of teratomas ranges from 6 to 18%, and adult cases are extremely rare. We report a mature teratoma that occurred in the retroperitoneum of 43-year-old woman. She experienced back pain and a left adrenal gland mass was detected on computed tomography. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings showed a cyst made of fat and calcification, but it was difficult to distinguish retroperitoneal teratoma from adrenal tumor in this case...
December 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369169/primary-spinal-mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue-lymphoma-a-case-report
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Rongrong Dong, Jiali Ji, Hong Liu, Jue Wang, Xuexin He
RATIONALE: Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is an indolent B-cell lymphoma which occurs mainly in the organs having mucosal layer and owns a fairly good prognosis. To date, 7 cases of spinal primary MALT has been reported before. However, there is no consensus on the optimal adjuvant treatment modalities for primary spinal MALT. The aim of this study was to add a new case of MALT which responded well to systemic therapy to the literature and to review the current literature...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29358010/volar-plate-fixation-to-treat-scaphoid-nonunion-a-case-series-with-minimum-3-years-of-follow-up
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Ignacio Esteban-Feliu, Sergi Barrera-Ochoa, Nuria Vidal-Tarrason, Bernat Mir-Simon, Alex Lluch, Xavier Mir-Bullo
PURPOSE: Several options exist for treating scaphoid nonunion. For selected cases, some authors recommend using a volar buttress plate. The aim of the study was to report the clinical and radiological outcomes achieved at a minimum of 3 years' follow-up of treating scaphoid nonunion with a scaphoid volar plate. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 15 patients with symptomatic scaphoid nonunion treated with scaphoid plate osteosynthesis and a bone graft from the volar aspect of the distal radius between January 2011 and November 2013...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352333/long-term-results-of-custom-cementless-stem-total-hip-arthroplasty-performed-in-hip-fusion
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Xavier Flecher, Matthieu Ollivier, Pascal Maman, Sébastien Pesenti, Sébastien Parratte, Jean-Noël Argenson
INTRODUCTION: Due to complex anatomical considerations, results of cementless-stem total hip arthroplasty (THA) in hip fusion remain controversial compared with conventional THA. We therefore aimed to analyse 3D anatomy of the fused hip based on pre-operative computed tomography (CT) scans, functional outcomes based on the Harris Hip Score (HHS) and the Hip Disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (HOOS), modifications of hip anatomy based on post-operative standardised radiography, and determine complication rate and long-term survival based on Kaplan-Meier analysis...
January 19, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350375/neurological-recovery-after-traumatic-cauda-equina-syndrome-due-to-glass-fragments-an-unusual-case
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344911/recurrent-infectious-subcapsular-renal-hematoma-accompanied-by-microaneurysm
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Toshikazu Ozeki, Junichiro Yamamoto, Shigeki Yamamoto, Chisato Shigematsu, Masashi Tsuji
An 80-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital complaining of loss of appetite. 10 days earlier, her oral intake gradually decreased with no other specific symptoms, such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, or low back pain. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a left subcapsular renal hematoma. We suspected infective subcapsular renal hematoma, so percutaneous needle aspiration and drainage were performed. Intravenous sulbactam-ampicillin was started immediately. On day 9 after admission, repeat CT scan revealed the subcapsular hematoma had reduced in size...
January 17, 2018: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333031/a-case-of-multifocal-eosinophilic-granuloma-involving-spine-and-pelvis-in-a-young-adult-a-radiopathological-correlation
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Santosh Rai, H B Sridevi, Radha R Pai, Pulastya Sanyal
We present a case of multiple osteolytic lesions in a 28-year-old adult who presented with headache, back pain, and hip pain of 6 months. There was no history of localized swelling or rise of temperature, no history of weight loss or evening rise of temperature. On examination, there were no focal neurological deficits. Routine laboratory investigations, including total leukocyte counts, differential leukocyte counts, hemoglobin, and platelet counts, were within normal limits. There was a borderline elevation of erythrocyte sedimentation rate...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332499/examination-of-an-in-vitro-methodology-to-evaluate-the-biomechanical-performance-of-nucleus-augmentation-in-axial-compression
#18
Sebastien Nf Sikora, Danielle E Miles, Sami Tarsuslugil, Marlène Mengoni, Ruth K Wilcox
Intervertebral disc degeneration is one of the leading causes of back pain, but treatment options remain limited. Recently, there have been advances in the development of biomaterials for nucleus augmentation; however, the testing of such materials preclinically has proved challenging. The aim of this study was to develop methods for fabricating and testing bone-disc-bone specimens in vitro for examining the performance of nucleus augmentation procedures. Control, nucleotomy and treated intervertebral disc specimens were fabricated and tested under static load...
January 1, 2018: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317032/newer-technologies-in-breast-cancer-imaging-dedicated-cone-beam-breast-computed-tomography
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Avice M O'Connell, Andrew Karellas, Srinivasan Vedantham, Daniel T Kawakyu-O'Connor
Dedicated breast computed tomography (CT) is the latest in a long history of breast imaging techniques dating back to the 1960s. Breast imaging is performed both for cancer screening as well as for diagnostic evaluation of symptomatic patients. Dedicated breast CT received US Food and Drug Administration approval for diagnostic use in 2015 and is slowly gaining recognition for its value in diagnostic 3-dimensional imaging of the breast, and also for injected contrast-enhanced imaging applications. Conventional mammography has known limitations in sensitivity and specificity, especially in dense breasts...
February 2018: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315969/effectiveness-of-interventions-to-decrease-image-ordering-for-low-back-pain-presentations-in-the-emergency-department-a-systematic-review
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Chaocheng Liu, Shashwat Desai, Lynette D Krebs, Scott W Kirkland, Diana Keto-Lambert, Brian H Rowe
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is an extremely frequent reason for patients to present to an emergency department (ED). Despite evidence against the utility of imaging, simple and advanced imaging (i.e., computed tomography [CT], magnetic resonance imaging [MRI]) for patients with LBP has become increasingly frequent in the ED. The objective of this review was to identify and examine the effectiveness of interventions aimed at reducing image ordering in the ED for LBP patients. METHODS: A protocol was developed a priori, following the PRISMA guidelines, and registered with PROSPERO...
January 8, 2018: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
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