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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922190/spinal-metastasis-characterized-on-fdg-pet-ct-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Shahroz Khan, Hannah Son
Spinal metastases are rare in head and neck cancer. We present a rare case of vocal cord squamous cell cancer that metastasized to the spinal cord and cauda equina. A 63-year-old man presented with acute back pain and bilateral leg weakness 5 months after having a surgical treatment for moderately differentiated vocal cord squamous cell cancer (T2 N0 M0). Restaging F-FDG PET examination demonstrated a soft tissue mass with intense hypermetabolism in the distal spinal cord and a hypermetabolic leptomeningeal metastatic deposit at the L3 level...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917256/postoperative-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-spinal-metastases
#2
Majed Alghamdi, Chia-Lin Tseng, Sten Myrehaug, Pejman Maralani, Chris Heyn, Hany Soliman, Young Lee, Mark Ruschin, Leodante Da Costa, Victor Yang, Mikki Campbell, Arjun Sahgal
Spine is a common site of metastases in cancer patients. Spine surgery is indicated for select patients, typically those with mechanical instability and/or malignant epidural spinal cord (or cauda equina) compression. Although post-operative conventional palliative external beam radiation therapy has been the standard of care, technical improvements in radiation planning and image-guided radiotherapy have allowed for the application of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) to the spine. Spine SBRT is intended to ablate residual tumor and optimize local control by delivering several fold greater biologically effective doses...
September 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904471/leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-presenting-as-cauda-equina-syndrome
#3
Bhagyadhan A Patel, Rahul T Chakor, Swaleha Nadaf, Kaumil V Kothari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868305/vertebroplasty-and-delayed-subdural-cauda-equina-hematoma-review-of-literature-and-case-report
#4
Maria Pia Tropeano, Biagia La Pira, Lorenzo Pescatori, Manolo Piccirilli
Vertebroplasy is considered an alternative and effective treatment of painful oncologic spine disease. Major complications are very rare, but with high morbidity and occur in less than 1% of patients who undergo vertebroplasty. Spinal subdural hematoma (SDH) is an extremely rare complication, usual developing within 12 h to 24 h after the procedure. We report the case of a tardive SDH in an oncologic patient who underwent VP for Myxoid Liposarcoma metastasis. Trying to explain the pathogenesis, we support the hypothesis that both venous congestion of the vertebral venous plexus of the vertebral body and venous congestion due to a traumatic injury can provoke SDH...
August 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867325/neuroprotective-effects-of-valproic-acid-in-a-rat-model-of-cauda-equina-injury
#5
Qing-Jie Kong, Yuan Wang, Yang Liu, Jing-Chuan Sun, Xi-Ming Xu, Xiao-Fei Sun, Jian-Gang Shi
BACKGROUND: Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi), including valproic acid (VPA), are promising therapeutic interventions in neurological disorders and play an important role in synaptic activity and neuronal function. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 30 rats were randomly allocated to three groups: sham, control, and VPA. The rats in the VPA and control groups received laminectomy at the L4 level of the vertebrae and silicone gel implantation into the epdidural spaces L5 and L6...
August 31, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866262/groin-pain-associated-with-sacroiliac-joint-dysfunction-and-lumbar-disorders
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Daisuke Kurosawa, Eiichi Murakami, Toshimi Aizawa
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the prevalence of groin pain in patients with sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction, lumbar spinal canal stenosis (LSS), and lumbar disc herniation (LDH) who did not have hip disorders, and evaluated the clinical features that distinguished SIJ dysfunction from LSS and LDH. PATIENT AND METHODS: We evaluated 127 patients (57 men, 70 women, average age 55 years) with SIJ dysfunction, 146 (98 men, 48 women, average age 71 years) with LSS, and 124 (83 men, 41 women, average age 50 years) with LDH...
October 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838111/functional-outcome-after-resection-of-von-hippel-lindau-disease-associated-cauda-equina-hemangioblastomas-an-observational-cohort-study
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Gautam U Mehta, Blake K Montgomery, Dominic M Maggio, Prashant Chittiboina, Edward H Oldfield, Russell R Lonser
BACKGROUND: Cauda equina hemangioblastomas in von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease can cause significant neurological signs and symptoms. Despite their associated morbidity, the management of these tumors remains incompletely defined. OBJECTIVE: To determine optimal management, we analyzed the functional outcomes after resection of these tumors. METHODS: VHL patients who underwent surgical resection of cauda equina hemangioblastomas at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Virginia were included...
August 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817239/novel-dissection-of-the-central-nervous-system-to-bridge-gross-anatomy-and-neuroscience-for-an-integrated-medical-curriculum
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Rebecca J Hlavac, Rachel Klaus, Kourtney Betts, Shilo M Smith, Maureen E Stabio
Medical schools in the United States continue to undergo curricular change, reorganization, and reformation as more schools transition to an integrated curriculum. Anatomy educators must find novel approaches to teach in a way that will bridge multiple disciplines. The cadaveric extraction of the central nervous system (CNS) provides an opportunity to bridge gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, and clinical neurology. In this dissection, the brain, brainstem, spinal cord, cauda equina, optic nerve/tract, and eyes are removed in one piece so that the entire CNS and its gateway to the periphery through the spinal roots can be appreciated...
August 17, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816874/does-surgical-intervention-or-timing-of-surgery-have-an-effect-on-neurological-recovery-in-the-setting-of-a-thoracolumbar-burst-fracture
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So Kato, Jean-Christophe Murray, Brian K Kwon, Gregory D Schroeder, Alexander R Vaccaro, Michael G Fehlings
Traumatic thoracolumbar burst fractures are one of the most common forms of spinal trauma with the majority occurring at the junctional area where mechanical load is maximal (AOSpine Thoracolumbar Spine Injury Classification System Subtype A3 or A4). Burst fractures entail the involvement of the middle column, and therefore, they are typically associated with bone fragment in the spinal canal, which may cause compression of the spinal cord, conus medullaris, cauda equina, or a combination of these. Fortunately, approximately half of the patients with thoracolumbar burst fractures are neurologically intact due to the wide canal diameter...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796647/cauda-equina-syndrome-due-to-vigorous-back-massage-with-spinal-manipulation-in-a-patient-with-pre-existing-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Si-Dong Yang, Qian Chen, Wen-Yuan Ding
Cauda equina syndrome (CES) resulting from acute lumbar disc herniation due to spinal massage is extremely rare. We present a case of CES caused by the acute worsening of a lumbar disc herniation after a vigorous back massage that included spinal manipulation. After vigorous back massage with spinal manipulation performed by a massage therapist, a 38-yr-old male patient experienced CES with severe numbness in both lower limbs, inability to walk due to weakness of bilateral lower limbs, and incontinence of urine and feces...
August 7, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781916/nursing-review-section-of-surgical-neurology-international-part-2-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
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Nancy E Epstein, Renee D Hollingsworth
BACKGROUND: The lumbar spine includes 5 lumbar vertebral bodies, L1, L2, L3, L4, and L5. At each level, there is a disc space defined by the two bones (vertebral bodies) in the back; for example, there is a disc space at the L5-S1 level etc. The normal front to back (anterior to posterior or AP diameter) measurement of the spinal canal is typically 18-20 mm, but some patients have narrowing called spinal stenosis. METHODS: Lumbar stenosis is defined by two major types...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768786/posterior-spinal-fusion-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-using-a-convex-pedicle-screw-technique-a-novel-concept-of-deformity-correction
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A I Tsirikos, G Mataliotakis, N Bounakis
AIMS: We present the results of correcting a double or triple curve adolescent idiopathic scoliosis using a convex segmental pedicle screw technique. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed 191 patients with a mean age at surgery of 15 years (11 to 23.3). Pedicle screws were placed at the convexity of each curve. Concave screws were inserted at one or two cephalad levels and two caudal levels. The mean operating time was 183 minutes (132 to 276) and the mean blood loss 0...
August 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762109/dual-lumbar-bronchogenic-and-arachnoid-cyst-presenting-with-sciatica-and-left-foot-drop
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Nicholas Candy, Adam Young, Abel Devadass, Andrew Dean, Jason McMillen, Rikin Trivedi
INTRODUCTION: Spinal bronchogenic cysts are rare findings, with only four cases of lumbar bronchogenic cysts reported in the literature. All of these bronchogenic cysts involved the conus medullaris. We present the first case of a lumbar bronchogenic cyst and arachnoid cyst arising from the cauda equina in a 68-year-old male. Uniquely, this bronchogenic cyst also contained components of an arachnoid cyst. METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated a compressive cystic lesion at the level of the L3 vertebra splaying the cauda equina...
July 31, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761190/meningeal-dissemination-of-a-pituitary-carcinoma-to-the-cauda-equina-in-a-dog
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Nora K Sheehan, Helena Rylander, Neil Christensen, Laura A Nafe
An 8-year-old spayed female border collie dog was diagnosed with an invasive pituitary macrotumor. Five months after radiation therapy, the patient developed paraparesis and lumbosacral pain. Necropsy revealed a pituitary carcinoma with cauda equina drop metastasis. In cases of pituitary masses, meningeal dissemination should be considered if neurologic status declines.
August 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756300/obesity-and-spinal-epidural-lipomatosis-in-cauda-equina-syndrome
#15
Duncan Cushnie, Jennifer C Urquhart, Kevin R Gurr, Fawaz Siddiqi, Christopher S Bailey
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Although lumbar disc herniations are common, only a small portion of these herniations lead to cauda equina syndrome (CES) which is an uncommon but debilitating disorder. Why some patients with herniation develop CES, when most do not, remains unknown. Pre-existing subclinical epidural lipomatosis may limit canal space such that an otherwise benign herniation causes CES. PURPOSE: This study determines whether patients with an acute disc herniation and CES have a greater body mass index (BMI) and greater quantity of epidural fat compared to control subjects with non-CES symptomatic lumbar herniated discs...
July 26, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753589/differential-expression-of-tubulin-acetylase-and-deacetylase-between-the-damaged-central-and-peripheral-branch-of-dorsal-root-ganglion-neurons
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Zhiyi Fu, Jiangang Shi
BACKGROUND The differences between the peripheral and central branches of the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) have not been fully elucidated. This study aimed to explore the expression of tubulin post-translational modifications (acetylation and deacetylation) between damaged peripheral and central branches of DRG neurons. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to five groups with 10 rats in each group. These five groups consisted of spinal nerve ligation (SNL) at 24 hour and 48 hour, and cauda equina compression (CEC) at 24 hour and 48 hour, and a sham group...
July 28, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746726/cauda-equina-repair-in-the-rat-part-3-axonal-regeneration-across-schwann-cell-seeded-collagen-foam
#17
Samuel J Mackenzie, Juneyoung L Yi, Amit Singla, Thomas M Russell, Donna J Osterhout, Blair Calancie
INTRODUCTION: Treatments for patients with cauda equina injury are limited. METHODS: In this study, we first used retrograde labeling to determine the relative contributions of cauda equina motor neurons to intrinsic and extrinsic rat tail muscles. Next, we transected cauda equina ventral roots and proceeded to bridge the proximal and distal stumps with either a type I collagen scaffold coated in laminin (CL) or a collagen-laminin scaffold that was also seeded with Schwann cells (CLSC)...
July 26, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739570/dengue-fever-presenting-as-cauda-equina-syndrome
#18
Jaslovleen Kaur, Jagandeep Singh Virk, Birinder Singh Paul, Kavita Saggar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738852/tertiary-syphilis-in-the-lumbar-spine-a-case-report
#19
Yang Bai, Feng Niu, Lidi Liu, Hui Sha, Yimei Wang, Song Zhao
BACKGROUND: The incidence of tertiary syphilis involvement in the spinal column with destructive bone lesions is very rare. It is difficult to establish the correct diagnosis from radiographs and histological examination alone. Limited data are available on surgical treatment to tertiary syphilitic spinal lesions. In this article, we report a case of tertiary syphilis in the lumbar spine with osteolytic lesions causing cauda equina compression. CASE PRESENTATION: A 44-year-old man who suffered with low back pain for 6 months and progressive radiating pain at lower extremity for 1 week...
July 24, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736427/ultrasonographic-features-of-the-normal-filum-terminale
#20
Myoungae Kwon, Bo-Kyung Je, Doran Hong, Byung Min Choi
Purpose: The filum terminale (FT) is a fibrous band that connects the conus medullaris to the posterior body of the coccyx. Considering the advances of ultrasonography (US) technology and improvements in the resolution of US images, we aimed to re-establish the US features of the normal FT in infants younger than 6 months of age. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 30 spinal US scans, stored as video clips. The internal structure of the FT and the marginal echogenicity of the FT were assessed, and transverse and longitudinal US were compared...
June 8, 2017: Ultrasonography
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