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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770929/two-cases-of-sarcoidosis-presenting-as-longitudinally-extensive-transverse-myelitis
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REVIEW
Amanda Mary Scott, Janeth Yinh, Timothy McAlindon, Robert Kalish
Neurosarcoidosis is uncommon with an incidence of approximately 5 to 15%. Central nervous system involvement can be divided into brain and spinal cord neurosarcoidosis. Spinal cord sarcoidosis is extremely rare, occurring in less than 1% of all sarcoidosis cases. Its manifestations may include cauda equina syndrome, radiculopathy, syringomyelia, cord atrophy, arachnoiditis, and myelopathy or transverse myelitis. We highlight two cases of spinal cord sarcoidosis, each presenting with longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis, that demonstrate the dilemmas that physicians face with regard to diagnosis and treatment...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766974/an-unusual-cause-of-combined-cauda-equina-and-conus-medullaris-syndrome
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Suraj Sajeev, R Krishnakumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766508/repair-of-lumbosacral-fracture-luxation-with-bilateral-twisted-string-of-pearls-locking-plates
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U Segal, H Bar, J Shani
OBJECTIVES: To describe a surgical technique using bilateral twisted string-of-pearls locking plates for lumbosacral fracture-luxation in dogs and cats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twisted string-of-pearls locking plates were used to stabilise lumbosacral fracture-luxation between 2013 and 2017. Decompression of the cauda equina was achieved by dorsal laminectomy through a dorso-medial approach. Stabilisation was achieved using bilateral string-of-pearls plates attached to the lateral aspects of the vertebral body cranial to the fractured vertebra and the iliosacral joints...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752515/epidemiology-and-pathophysiology-of-neurogenic-bladder-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Rizwan Hamid, Marcio Augusto Averbeck, Humberto Chiang, Arturo Garcia, Riyad T Al Mousa, Seung-June Oh, Anita Patel, Mauricio Plata, Giulio Del Popolo
Spinal cord injury (SCI) usually affects younger age groups with male preponderance. The most common traumatic cause is road traffic accident followed by sports accidents and gun-shot injuries. Infections and vascular events make up non-traumatic causes. There is regional variance in incidence and prevalence of SCI. Most systematic reviews have been undertaken from USA, Canada, and Australia with only few from Asia with resultant difficulty in estimation of worldwide figures. Overall, the incidence varies from 12 to more than 65 cases/million per year...
May 11, 2018: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746537/kinetic-and-kinematic-variables-affecting-trunk-flexion-during-level-walking-in-patients-with-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
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Tatsuya Igawa, Junji Katsuhira, Akira Hosaka, Kenta Uchikoshi, Shinichi Ishihara, Ko Matsudaira
Lumbar spinal stenosis causes cauda equina and nerve root compression, resulting in neurological symptoms. Although trunk flexion during level walking may alleviate these symptoms by enabling spinal canal decompression, some patients do not use this strategy. We aimed to identify the kinetic and kinematic variables that affect trunk flexion in patients during level walking. Gait was recorded in 111 patients using a three-dimensional motion capture system and six force plates. From the data recorded, walking velocity, bilateral step length, cycle time, maximum trunk flexion angle, forward pelvic tilt angle, pelvic rotation angle, maximum and minimum joint angles, and moment and power of the lower limb were calculated...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742719/cauda-equina-syndrome-following-an-uneventful-spinal-anesthesia-in-a-patient-undergoing-drainage-of-the-bartholin-abscess-a-case-report
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Waldo Merino-Urrutia, Milca Villagrán-Schmidt, Priscilla Ulloa-Vásquez, Rubén Carrasco-Moyano, Alberto Uribe, Nicoleta Stoicea, Sergio D Bergese
RATIONALE: Neuraxial anesthesia is a commonly used type of regional anesthesia. Cauda equina syndrome is an unusual and severe complication of neuraxial anesthesia, and is caused by damage to the sacral roots of the neural canal. We present a case of cauda equina syndrome following spinal anesthesia in a patient who underwent Bartholin abscess drainage. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 23-year old female scheduled to undergo surgical drainage of Bartholin abscess. Spinal anesthesia was performed with bupivacaine and fentanyl...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721359/acute-cauda-equina-syndrome-following-orthopedic-procedures-as-a-result-of-epidural-anesthesia
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Lisa B E Shields, Vasudeva G Iyer, Yi Ping Zhang, Christopher B Shields
Background: Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a rare complication of spinal or epidural anesthesia. It is attributed to direct mechanical injury to the spinal roots of the cauda equina that may result in saddle anesthesia and paraplegia with bowel and bladder dysfunction. Case Description: The first patient underwent a hip replacement and received 5 mL of 1% lidocaine epidural anesthesia. Postoperatively, when the patient developed an acute CES, the lumbar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan demonstrated clumping/posterior displacement of nerve roots of the cauda equina consistent with adhesive arachnoiditis attributed to the patient's previous L4-L5 lumbar decompression/fusion...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721349/abscess-due-to-textiloma-gossypiboma-retained-surgical-cottonoid
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Ali Akhaddar, Hassan Baallal, Abderrahim Elktaibi
Background: Surgical site infections following spinal surgery, including spinal abscesses, are rare but serious as they are major causes of morbidity, and even mortality. They are, however, rarely attributed to infected, retained surgical cottonoids or sponges (textiloma or gossypiboma) inadvertently left in an operative field. Case Description: A 53-year-old female with a history of two prior spinal operations at the L4-S1 levels (11 and 2 years previously) presented over a few weeks with the acute onset of a cauda equina syndrome (e...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714660/second-pelvic-recurrence-of-rectal-cancer-successfully-treated-with-a-re-reirradiation-3rd-radiation-course
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Veronica Dell'Acqua, Annamaria Ferrari, Delia Ciardo, Gaia Piperno, Sabrina Vigorito, Mariacristina Leonardi, Samantha Dicuonzo, Roberto Orecchia, Barbara Alicja Jereczek-Fossa
In case of pelvic recurrence of colorectal cancer, reirradiation of previously irradiated patients may increase the rate of salvage radical resection. Due to the high cumulative dose, one of the main concerns is radiation-induced lumbosacral plexopathy. This report describes multiple irradiations of a lesion adjacent to the lumbosacral plexus, using a highly selective technique, which allows optimal sparing of such a critical structure. Case description A 53-year-old woman treated in 2008 for a locally advanced rectal adenocarcinoma with preoperative pelvic irradiation and concomitant chemotherapy followed by surgery had disease recurrence in 2011 and underwent a second course of pelvic radiotherapy...
April 1, 2018: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703053/full-endoscopic-discectomy-via-the-interlaminar-approach-for-disc-herniation-at-l4-l5-and-l5-s1-an-observational-study
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Wenbin Hua, Ji Tu, Shuai Li, Xinghuo Wu, Yukun Zhang, Yong Gao, Xianlin Zeng, Shuhua Yang, Cao Yang
The purpose of this retrospective study was to investigate the clinical outcomes of full-endoscopic discectomy via the interlaminar approach in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation (LDH) at L4-L5 under general anesthesia.Eighty-four patients who underwent full-endoscopic discectomy via the interlaminar approach at L4-L5 or L5-S1 were included. Durations of surgery, intraoperative radiation, postoperative bedrest, and hospitalization as well as perioperative complications were recorded. The visual analog scale (VAS) score for leg and back pain and the Oswestry disability index (ODI) score were evaluated preoperatively and at 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686823/two-years-of-functional-electrical-stimulation-by-large-surface-electrodes-for-denervated-muscles-improve-skin-epidermis-in-sci
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Giovanna Albertin, Helmut Kern, Christian Hofer, Diego Guidolin, Andrea Porzionato, Anna Rambaldo, Raffaele De Caro, Francesco Piccione, Andrea Marcante, Sandra Zampieri
Our previous studies have shown that severely atrophic Quadriceps muscles of spinal cord injury (SCI) patients suffering with complete conus and cauda equina lesions, and thus with permanent denervation-induced atrophy and degeneration of muscle fibers, were almost completely rescued to normal size after two years of home-based Functional Electrical Stimulation (h-bFES). Since we used large surface electrodes to stimulate the thigh muscles, we wanted to know if the skin was affected by long-term treatment. Here we report preliminary data of morphometry of skin biopsies harvested from legs of 3 SCI patients before and after two years of h-bFES to determine the total area of epidermis in transverse skin sections...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682062/dural-ectasia-and-cauda-equina-syndrome-a-rare-complication-of-long-standing-fusion
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Vrushali D Bachhav, Sumeet G Dua, Miral D Jhaveri
The clinicoradiological combination of cauda equina syndrome (CES) and dural ectasia is rare and has been described in a few of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Simultaneous occurrence of these entities in the absence of AS and in patients with long-standing spinal fusion is extremely rare. We present a case of dural ectasia and CES occurring as a long-term complication of instrumented spinal fusion and discuss the pathogenesis, imaging findings, and management options of this elusive disease process...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682053/penetrating-injury-to-cauda-equina-from-a-missile-fragment-completely-recovered-after-delayed-surgical-removal-of-ballistic-fragment
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Kamble Jayaprakash Harsha, Anu Thomas
Penetrating injuries to cauda equina due to missile fragment are rare. The mechanism of injury may be more complex due to thermal effect of missile fragment, apart from mechanisms described in penetrating gunshot injuries or stab injuries. We report a case of a 42-year-old male with penetrating missile injury to cauda equina, improved completely after delayed surgical exploration and removal of ballistic fragment. Furthermore, his bowel and bladder dysfunction improved completely within 1 week of neurosurgical exploration...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678526/long-term-outcomes-after-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-spine-metastases-radiation-dose-response-for-late-toxicity
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Diane C Ling, John C Flickinger, Steven A Burton, Dwight E Heron, Annette E Quinn, Ghassan K Bejjani, Johnathan A Engh, Peter C Gerszten, Nduka M Amankulor, John A Vargo
PURPOSE: To document the 5- and 10-year rates of late toxicity and vertebral compression fracture (VCF) in long-term survivors after stereotactic radiosurgery for spine metastases. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A retrospective review was performed on 562 patients treated with SRS for spine metastases between April 2001 and July 2011. Selecting those with at least 5-year survival after SRS, included were 43 patients who collectively underwent 84 treatments at 54 spine sites...
March 6, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663022/-diagnostics-and-conservative-treatment-of-cervical-and-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
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REVIEW
A Hug, S Hähnel, N Weidner
BACKGROUND: Degenerative stenotic spondylosis is not an uncommon cause of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) and cauda equina lesions in the aged population. Limited standardization exists with respect to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. OBJECTIVE: Literature review with respect to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for neurologically relevant cervical and lumbar spinals stenosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Comprehensive literature review...
April 16, 2018: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658356/percutaneous-full-endoscopic-treatment-of-cystic-lymphangioma-of-cauda-equina-a-case-report
#16
Hyeun Sung Kim, Nitin Maruti Adsul, Sung Ho Choi, Jee-Soo Jang, Il-Tae Jang, Seong-Hoon Oh
Intraspinal epidural lymphangioma of cauda equina are extremely rare, only three cases have been reported in the past. We report a 63-year-old female with lymphangioma at S1-S2 level which was resected under epidural anesthesia using a percutaneous full endoscope with no evidence of recurrence at 19 months follow-up.
April 16, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657470/influence-of-timing-of-surgery-on-cauda-equina-syndrome-outcomes-at-a-national-spinal-centre
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Gavin Heyes, Morgan Jones, Eugene Verzin, Greg McLorinan, Nagy Darwish, Niall Eames
Purpose: There is no doubt that the best outcome achieved in Cauda equina syndrome (CES) involves surgical decompression. The controversy regarding outcome lies with timing of surgery. This study reports outcomes on a large population based series. Timing of surgery, Cauda Equina syndrome classification based on British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS) guidelines and co-morbid illness will be assessed to evaluate influence on outcome. Materials and methods: A retrospective review of all patients surgically decompressed for CES between 01/01/2008 to 01/08/2014 was conducted...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629233/large-central-lumbar-disc-herniation-causing-acute-cauda-equina-syndrome-with-loss-of-evoked-potentials-during-prone-positioning-for-surgery
#18
Adam Ammar, Reza Zarnegar, Reza Yassari, Merritt Kinon
Background: Few studies in the literature discuss operative positioning for lumbar surgery precipitating acute cauda equina syndromes (CES). Case Description: A 56-year-old male with a large L2-3-disc herniation was placed prone on a Jackson table. He immediately lost all motor and sensory evoked potentials. Signals returned to the baseline when surgery was aborted, and he was returned to the supine position. However, potentials were again lost when he was repositioned prone, following which the surgeons proceeded with surgical decompression with a good outcome...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627015/spinal-cord-infarction-clinical-and-imaging-insights-from-the-periprocedural-setting
#19
Nicholas L Zalewski, Alejandro A Rabinstein, Karl N Krecke, Robert D Brown, Eelco F M Wijdicks, Brian G Weinshenker, Derrick A Doolittle, Eoin P Flanagan
OBJECTIVE: Describe the range of procedures associated with spinal cord infarction (SCI) as a complication of a medical/surgical procedure and define clinical and imaging characteristics that could be applied to help diagnose spontaneous SCI, where the diagnosis is often less secure. METHODS: We used an institution-based search tool to identify patients evaluated at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN from 1997 to 2016 with a periprocedural SCI. We performed a descriptive analysis of clinical features, MRI and other laboratory findings, and outcome...
May 15, 2018: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29613901/disorders-of-the-cauda-equina
#20
Brent P Goodman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Conditions that affect the cauda equina are a diverse group of disorders that require timely recognition and management. This article reviews cauda equina anatomy, the diagnostic approach to disorders of the cauda equina, features of cauda equina syndrome, and diskogenic and nondiskogenic disorders of the cauda equina. RECENT FINDINGS: Establishing clinical criteria for cauda equina syndrome has been a focus of a number of reviews, although the clinician must maintain a low threshold for emergent imaging in cases of suspected cauda equina syndrome because of the suboptimal reliability of various signs and symptoms in identifying this condition clinically...
April 2018: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
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