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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285413/minimally-invasive-repair-of-a-pseudomeningocele-caused-by-a-sheared-intrathecal-catheter-following-implantation-of-a-drug-delivery-system
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S Raju, P O Champagne, L Walsh, Daniel J Denis
Background: Shearing of an intrathecal catheter during implantation of a drug delivery system is an underreported complication that can be challenging to manage. Case Description: A 53-year-old man with refractory cancer pain had an intrathecal pump system implanted. The procedure was complicated with catheter shear and retention in the intrathecal space. A second catheter was successfully placed but formation of a painful pseudomeningocele and ineffective pain relief complicated the outcome...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274450/does-obesity-affect-peri-and-postoperative-morbidity-and-complication-rates-after-minimal-access-spinal-technologies-mast-in-surgery-for-lumbar-degenerative-disc-disease
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Wolfgang Senker, Harald Stefanits, Matthias Gmeiner, Wolfgang Trutschnig, Ingo Weinfurter, Andreas Gruber
OBJECTIVE: The impact of obesity on spine surgery has been studied extensively, but just a few investigations have been focused on minimally invasive spinal fusion techniques and complication rates in normal-weight, preobese, or obese patients. Obesity was found to be a risk factor for intraoperative complications. Published data tend to favor minimal access surgery techniques (MAST) for obese patients. In a prospective study, we assessed the perioperative and postoperative complications of MAST in a large population of 187 patients...
December 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199465/12-years-delayed-postoperative-spinal-recurrence-of-craniopharyngioma-case-report-and-literature-review
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Nicolò Marchesini, Christian Soda, Umberto Maria Ricci, Mattia Sedia, Francesco Sala, Giampietro Pinna
A case of delayed spinal adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma recurrence is presented. A 54-year-old male patient was admitted in our Emergency Department complaining of urinary disorders and leg pains. He underwent surgical removal of intraventricular craniopharyngioma 12 years previously. On MR imaging a well-circumscribed intradural cistyc mass at the T12 level was reavealed. A T11 and T12 laminotomy was performed and total removal of the tumour was achieved. Histology examination showed adamantinous craniopharyngioma...
December 4, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181342/early-loosening-of-spinal-rod-in-a-case-of-degenerative-grade-1-spondylolisthesis-treated-with-unilateral-pedicle-screw-fixation-and-transforaminal-cage-for-interbody-fusion
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Prasoon Kumar, Vishal Kumar, Rakesh John, Rajbahadur Sharma
Introduction: Unilateral pedicle screw fixation and transforaminal cage for interbody fusion are well-established form of treatment for lumbar spondylolisthesis. It is cost effective and has shown to have a comparable outcome to bilateral pedicle screw fixation. We present a case of unilateral pedicle screw fixation and transforaminal cage for interbody fusion in a patient of Grade 1 Degenerative spondylolisthesis who had an early implant failure, and try to assess the possible events leading to it...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107718/rapid-progression-of-opll-after-acdf
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Tarush Rustagi, Fernando Alonso, Cameron Schmidt, Rod Oskouian, Jens R Chapman, R Shane Tubbs, Christian Fisahn
BACKGROUND: Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) has a reported incidence of 1.9 - 4.3%. Disease progression is associated with surgery, with most studies focusing on OPLL progression following laminoplasty. It is believed the continued range of motion following surgery places strain on adjacent levels, driving calcification of the ligament. We present a case of marked progression of OPLL at levels adjacent to a previous anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)...
October 28, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053676/laminotomy-for-lumbar-dorsal-root-ganglion-access-and-injection-in-swine
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Mark D Unger, Timothy P Maus, Ross C Puffer, Laura K Newman, Bradford L Currier, Andreas S Beutler
Dorsal root ganglia (DRG) are anatomically well defined structures that contain all primary sensory neurons below the head. This fact makes DRG attractive targets for injection of novel therapeutics aimed at treating chronic pain. In small animal models, laminectomy has been used to facilitate DRG injection because it involves surgical removal of the vertebral bone surrounding each DRG. We demonstrate a technique for intraganglionic injection of lumbar DRG in a large animal species, namely, swine. Laminotomy is performed to allow direct access to DRG using standard neurosurgical techniques, instruments, and materials...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017400/minimally-invasive-method-to-activate-the-expiratory-muscles-to-restore-cough
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Anthony F DiMarco, Robert T Geertman, Kutaiba Tabbaa, Rebecca R Polito, Krzysztof E Kowalski
CONTEXT: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) via disc electrodes surgically placed via laminotomy incisions has been shown to restore an effective cough in subjects with spinal cord injury (SCI). The purpose of this study was to evaluate a new method of expiratory muscle activation utilizing spinal cord wire leads, which can be implanted with minimally invasive techniques. METHODS: In a subject with SCI, parallel wire leads with two electrode contacts were inserted percutaneously through a needle, advanced to the T9, T11 spinal levels and connected to an implanted radiofrequency receiver...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989841/should-we-label-all-synovial-cysts-as-unstable
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Arvind G Kulkarni, Shumayou Dutta, Abhilash Dhruv, Anupreet Bassi
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the various anatomical parameters that influence segmental stability in patients suffering from lumbar intra spinal cysts (LISCs) and to determine the outcome of microscopic unilateral laminotomy and cystectomy. METHODS: All patients that were surgically managed for a LISC between 2007 and 2013 with more than 3 years of follow-up were reviewed. Those without associated instability were evaluated for segmental mobility, segmental angulation, facet inclination, stage of disc degeneration, and level of involvement on MRI and dynamic radiographs...
October 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973401/three-dimensional-endoscopic-magnification-for-treatment-of-thoracic-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-technical-note
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Alexander G Weil, Sami Obaid, Chiraz Chaalala, Daniel Shedid, Elsa Magro, Romuald Seizeur, Michel W Bojanowski
BACKGROUND: Treatment of thoracic spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) by microsurgery has recently been approached using minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS). The advantages of such an approach are offset by difficult maneuverability within the tubular retractor and by the creation of "tunnel vision" with reduced luminosity to a remote surgical target. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate how the pitfalls of MISS can be addressed by applying 3-D endoscopy to the minimally invasive approach of spinal DAVFs...
July 25, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927213/ten-step-minimally-invasive-spine-lumbar-decompression-and-dural-repair-through-tubular-retractors
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Mohamed Abdelatif Boukebir, Connor David Berlin, Rodrigo Navarro-Ramirez, Tim Heiland, Karsten Schöller, Cameron Rawanduzy, Sertaç Kirnaz, Ajit Jada, Roger Härtl
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive spine (MIS) surgery utilizing tubular retractors has become an increasingly popular approach for decompression in the lumbar spine. However, a better understanding of appropriate indications, efficacious surgical techniques, limitations, and complication management is required to effectively teach the procedure and to facilitate the learning curve. OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience and recommendations regarding tubular surgery for lumbar disc herniations, foraminal compression with unilateral radiculopathy, lumbar spinal stenosis, synovial cysts, and dural repair...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904564/the-role-of-pre-reduction-mri-in-the-management-of-complex-cervical-spine-fracture-dislocations-an-ongoing-controversy
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Sergiu Botolin, Todd F VanderHeiden, Ernest E Moore, Herbert Fried, Philip F Stahel
BACKGROUND: Cervical spine fracture-dislocations in neurologically intact patients represent a surgical challenge due to the risk of inflicting iatrogenic spinal cord compression by closed reduction maneuvers. The use of MRI for early advanced imaging in these injuries remains controversially debated. CASE PRESENTATION: A 54-year old man sustained a fall over the handlebars of his racing bicycle. The helmeted patient sustained a fall on his head which resulted in a hyperflexion injury of the neck...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760029/keyhole-approaches-to-intradural-pathologies
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Klaus C Mende, Theresa Krätzig, Malte Mohme, Manfred Westphal, Sven O Eicker
OBJECTIVE Spinal tumors account for 2%-4% of all tumors of the central nervous system and can be intramedullary, intradural extramedullary, or extradural. In the past, wide approaches were used to obtain safe access to these tumors, as complete resection is the goal in treating most tumor entities. To reduce surgical complications due to large skin incisions and destabilizing laminectomies, minimally invasive approaches were established. In this study, the authors share their experience with mini-open approaches to intradural tumor pathologies...
August 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708041/microendoscopic-laminotomy-versus-conventional-laminoplasty-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-5-year-follow-up-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Akihito Minamide, Munehito Yoshida, Andrew K Simpson, Hiroshi Yamada, Hiroshi Hashizume, Yukihiro Nakagawa, Hiroshi Iwasaki, Shunji Tsutsui, Motohiro Okada, Masanari Takami, Shin-Ichi Nakao
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to characterize the long-term clinical and radiological results of articular segmental decompression surgery using endoscopy (cervical microendoscopic laminotomy [CMEL]) for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) and to compare outcomes to conventional expansive laminoplasty (ELAP). METHODS Consecutive patients with CSM who required surgical treatment were enrolled. All enrolled patients (n = 78) underwent CMEL or ELAP. All patients were followed postoperatively for more than 5 years...
October 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704909/tophaceous-gout-in-the-lumbar-spinal-canal-mimicking-epidural-spinal-tumor
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Taeshin Kim, Bum-Joon Kim, Se-Hoon Kim, Seung-Hwan Lee
Gout is an inflammatory arthritis characterized by deposition of monosodium urate crystals in joints. Though gout frequently involves the big toe or other extremities, it rarely occurs in the spinal canal. A 35-year-old man presented with left L5 radiculopathy. He had leg pain for 8 months and received several epidural steroid injections. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a 1.7×1.1-cm ovoid contrast-enhancing mass, causing pressure erosion of the left L5 pedicle. Microscopic laminotomy was performed at the left L5 lamina...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650880/downward-laminotomy-technique-for-hidden-zone-foraminal-disk-herniations-technical-notes-and-preliminary-results
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Sait Naderi, Mehmet R Onen
INTRODUCTION: Hidden zone foraminal herniations are among the more rare forms of herniations. As exploration is difficult, and there is a close relationship between the nerve root and pedicle, many surgical approaches have been proposed. The aim of this study was to describe downward laminotomy as a new approach to these herniations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A downward laminotomy technique was used in 5 cases with hidden zone foraminal disk herniation with no extension to the intervertebral disk space...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553388/penetrating-vertebral-and-spinal-trauma-complicated-by-meningitis-in-a-2-year-old-child-a-rare-clinical-case
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Larkin Igor Ivanovich, Larkin Valery Ivanovich, Aleksandr Sergeevich Preobrazhensky
The selection of a treatment approach for a 2-year-old child with penetrating vertebral and spinal trauma, complicated by meningitis, is presented here. This pathology occurs rather rarely, which complicates the development of a uniform approach for the management of such patients. After surgical treatment of the wound in the lumbar region at L5-S1 level due to trauma, the leakage of a transparent discharge had been observed, the nature of which was unclear; it was considered at this treatment stage to be injury to the right ureter...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540127/learning-curves-for-minimally-invasive-spine-surgeries-are-they-worth-it
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EDITORIAL
Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) spine procedures were developed to limit operative time, the extent of dissection, and reduce perioperative morbidity. Here, we asked what are the "learning curves" for these MIS spine procedures? METHODS: We reviewed studies in the literature that discussed the "learning curves" attributed to performing different MIS spine surgical procedures. Of interest, the majority were single-surgeon series. RESULTS: Very few articles assessed the learning curves for different MIS spine procedures...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525466/facet-preserving-technique-by-en-bloc-flavectomy-in-microscopic-posterior-decompression-surgery-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-semicircumferential-decompression-scd
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Yasushi Fujiwara, Hideki Manabe, Tadayoshi Sumida, Bunichiro Izumi, Kazuyoshi Nakanishi, Nobuhiro Tanaka, Nobuo Adachi
Posterior decompression surgery which enlarges the spinal canal in cases with lumbar spinal stenosis is the most fundamental technique in spine surgery, but controversy still remains for the exact technique. Because nerve roots run under the ventral side on the superior articular process (SAP), achieving both facet joint preservation and nerve root decompression is problematic. In conventional laminotomies or laminectomies, medial facetectomies are performed to decompress the nerve root, but it is ideal to preserve the facet joints completely for preserving joint stability...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474582/delayed-extensive-lumbar-sub-dural-effusion-following-discectomy-clinical-imaging-and-case-report
#19
Arun-Kumar Kaliya-Perumal, Meng-Ling Lu, Fu-Cheng Kao, Chi-Chien Niu
Incidental durotomy during lumbar spine surgery is a commonly reported complication. Those presenting with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak are usually recognized and repaired intraoperatively. In some circumstances, it may either be unrecognised or occur as a delayed complication. Such delayed occurrences cannot be predicted and its management remain a challenge to the surgeon, especially when it presents as a subdural effusion. We report a 55-year-old man who underwent mini open lumbar discectomy through left side for a prolapsed L4-L5 disc...
March 2017: BioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456739/complications-and-readmission-after-cervical-spine-surgery-in-elderly-patients-an-analysis-of-1786-patients
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David N Bernstein, Caroline Thirukumaran, Ahmed Saleh, Robert W Molinari, Addisu Mesfin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate risk factors and complications of cervical spine surgery in elderly patients. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed using data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Patients ≥65 years old who underwent cervical spine surgery from 2005 to 2013 were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification diagnosis and Current Procedural Terminology codes...
July 2017: World Neurosurgery
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