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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087185/the-filum-terminale-internum-and-externum-a-comprehensive-review
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Erfanul Saker, Brandon M Henry, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski, Marios Loukas, Joe Iwanaga, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
INTRODUCTION: The filum terminale has oven been overlooked in the literature probably due to its small size and historical lack of research on its true morphology. However, this structure's roll in the tethered cord syndrome has become more apparent. Therefore, the current comprehensive review seemed timely. METHODS: Using standard search engines, the history, embryology, anatomy, pathology and surgery of the filum terminale were reviewed. CONCLUSIONS: It is only recently that the true anatomy and pathological involvement of the filum terminale in the tethered cord syndrome have been elucidated...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065810/risk-factors-associated-with-recurrent-urinary-tract-infection-in-neurogenic-bladders-managed-by-clean-intermittent-catheterization
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Rajeev Chaudhry, Zarine R Balsara, Ramiro J Madden-Fuentes, John S Wiener, Jonathan C Routh, Patrick Seed, Sherry S Ross
INTRODUCTION: Patients with neurogenic bladder secondary to spina bifida or tethered cord are at increased risk of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI). Our objective was to identify risk factors for recurrent UTI in these patients who perform clean intermittent catheterization (CIC). METHODS: A six year retrospective chart review of patients with spina bifida or tethered cord who perform CIC (age 8 mos-58 yrs) was conducted. A strict case definition for UTI was applied, and per subject UTI events, demographic, and clinical data were abstracted...
January 5, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065719/the-currarino-triad-what-pediatric-surgeons-need-to-know
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Amr Abdelhamid AbouZeid, Shaimaa Abdelsattar Mohammad, Mohammad Abolfotoh, Ahmed Bassiouny Radwan, Mohamed Mohamed ElSayed Ismail, Tarek Ahmed Hassan
PURPOSE: We report our experience in managing a group of patients with Currarino syndrome, highlighting diagnostic challenges, surgical techniques, in addition to a review of current neurosurgical options. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included patients with Currarino syndrome who presented to our pediatric surgery department during the period 2010 through 2016. The 'sacral scimitar' in plain X-ray provided the clue for the diagnosis; while MRI examination was essential to define the nature of the presacral mass and associated spinal anomalies...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059708/impact-of-mr-neurography-in-patients-with-chronic-cauda-equina-syndrome-presenting-as-chronic-pelvic-pain-and-dysfunction
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J R Petrasic, A Chhabra, K M Scott
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Chronic cauda equina syndrome, defined as persistent damage of the cauda equina nerve roots within the spinal canal can be a challenging diagnosis with varied presentations. MR neurography imaging is more commonly being used to evaluate the lumbosacral spine of patients suspected of having subacute or chronic cauda equina syndrome. Our aim was to evaluate the impact of lumbosacral plexus MR neurography in the diagnostic thinking and therapeutic management of patients presenting with chronic pelvic pain and dysfunction and suspected chronic cauda equina syndrome...
November 10, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058831/peptide-tethered-hydrogel-scaffold-promotes-recovery-from-spinal-cord-transection-via-synergism-with-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Li-Ming Li, Min Han, Xinchi Jiang, Xianzhen Yin, Fu Chen, Tian-Yuan Zhang, Hao Ren, Jiwen Zhang, Zhong Chen, Tingjun Hou, HongWei Ouyang, Yasuhiko Tabata, Youqing Shen, Jian-Qing Gao
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most devastating injuries. Treatment strategies for SCI are required to overcome comprehensive issues. Implantation of biomaterial scaffolds and stem cells has been demonstrated to be promising strategies. However, a comprehensive recovery effect is difficult to achieve. In the comprehensive treatment process, the specific roles of the implanted scaffolds and of stem cells in combined strategy are usually neglected. In this study, a peptide-modified scaffold is developed based on hyaluronic acid and an adhesive peptide PPFLMLLKGSTR...
January 6, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056283/-copy-number-variants-analysis-in-whole-genome-of-patients-with-lipoma-tethered-cord-syndrome
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B Z Tao, X G Yu, C Cheng, R Zong, Z Y Zhao, L K Wang, A J Shang
Objective: To explore the abnormality of chromosomes of patients with lipoma tethered cord syndrome and the probable association between Copy Number Variations (CNV) and lipoma tethered cord syndrome. Methods: By using the Agilent SurePrint G3 Human CGH 8×60K Microarray Kit, we performed genome-wide screening for CNV on 11 patients with lipoma tethered cord syndrome adopted by the Neurosurgery Department of Chinese PLA General Hospital and their healthy parents from March 2015 to May 2015. We analyze CNVs got by the kit against the gene databases...
January 3, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018799/caudal-duplication-syndrome-the-vital-role-of-a-multidisciplinary-approach-and-staged-correction
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Inbal Samuk, Marc Levitt, Elena Dlugy, Dragan Kravarusic, David Ben-Meir, Gustavo Rajz, Osnat Konen, Enrique Freud
Caudal duplication syndrome is a rare entity that describes the association between congenital anomalies involving caudal structures and may have a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations. A full-term male presented with combination of anomalies including anorectal malformation, duplication of the colon and lower urinary tract, split of the lower spine, and lipomyelomeningocele with tethering of the cord. We report this exceptional case of caudal duplication syndrome with special emphasis on surgical strategy and approach combining all disciplines involved...
December 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942921/multiple-neural-tube-defects-a-rare-combination-of-limited-dorsal-myeloschisis-diplomyelia-with-dorsal-bony-spur-sacral-meningocoele-syringohydromyelia-and-tethered-cord
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Ramdurg Shashank R, Dubey Shubhi, Kadeli Vishal
Multiple neural tube defects are relatively rare. They account for less than 1% reported neural tube defects. Cases of limited dorsal myeloschisis (LDM) and diplomyelia (two cords in single sac without intervening bony or fibrous septae) with dorsal bony spur are also a rare event. Here, the authors report a rare case of neonate with thoracic LDM, diplomyelia with dorsal bony spur, sacral meningocoele with syringohydromyelia, and low-lying tethered cord. The child also had a ventricular septal defect (VSD) and bilateral rocker bottom feet...
December 9, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884878/comparison-of-3-different-types-of-spinal-arteriovenous-shunts-below-the-conus-in-clinical-presentation-radiologic-findings-and-outcomes
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T Hong, J E Park, F Ling, K G terBrugge, M Tymianski, H Q Zhang, T Krings
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Spinal arteriovenous shunts below the conus constitute 3 types of lesions, which have previously been mainly described in case reports, given their rarity, and are sometimes misdiagnosed. The purpose of this study was to describe the features of each type and compare these types as to epidemiologic features, clinical and radiologic presentations, treatment, and outcomes in a consecutive series of 48 cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The prospectively collected data bases of 2 referral centers for spinal vascular lesions were retrospectively reviewed...
November 24, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870788/prenatal-ultrasound-evaluation-of-the-position-of-conus-medullaris-for-the-diagnosis-of-tethered-cord-syndrome
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Shao-Zheng He, Guo-Rong Lv, Shun-Lan Liu, Jun-Xian Ruan
To determine the conus distance between the end of the conus medullaris and the distal end of the last vertebral body in healthy fetuses with various gestational ages using ultrasonography for its diagnostic value in tethered cord syndrome (TCS). This retrospective study included 540 healthy and 8 autopsy-confirmed TCS fetuses. Ultrasonographic measurement of the conus distance was performed when the fetus was in a prone position within the spine in the near field at 14 to 41 weeks of gestational age. Linear correlation analysis was performed to analyze the relationship between the conus distance and the gestational age, biparietal diameter, femur length, head circumference, and abdominal circumference...
December 2016: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861396/surgical-treatments-on-adult-tethered-cord-syndrome-a-retrospective-study
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Jun Gao, Xiangyi Kong, Zhimin Li, Tianyu Wang, Yongning Li
To investigate effects of surgical treatment on adult tethered cord syndrome (TCS).A retrospective analysis of 82 adult patients (17 male cases, 82% and 24 female cases, 59%) with TCS treated by surgery was conducted between March, 2005 and December, 2015, with an average age of 31.6 years and average disease course of 6.7 years. All the 82 cases of patients received nerve electrophysiology monitoring assisted microsurgery. After surgery, all patients were followed up for an average of 2.5 years. Surgical effects were evaluated according to Hoffman grading system...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843691/co-existing-spinal-intradural-ependymal-cyst-and-sacral-tarlov-cyst-in-adult-onset-tethered-cord-syndrome-with-syringomyelia-case-report-and-literature-review
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Hamid H Rai, Muhammad F Khan, Syed Ather Enam, Imtiaz Hashmi
BACKGROUND: Synchronous spinal intradural ependymal cysts and sacral Tarlov cysts in adult onset tethered cord syndrome are extremely rare. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 23-year-old male presented with back pain radiating into both lower extremities, accompanied by acute onset of gait difficulty and sphincter dysfunction. Magnetic resonance imaging identified a low lying conus medullaris, syringomyelia with septations extending from T12 to S1, a tethered cord, and a thickened filum terminale with a sacral Tarlov cyst...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833778/magnetic-resonance-imaging-analysis-of-caudal-regression-syndrome-and-concomitant-anomalies-in-pediatric-patients
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Deb K Boruah, Dhaval D Dhingani, Sashidhar Achar, Arjun Prakash, Antony Augustine, Shantiranjan Sanyal, Manoj Gogoi, Kangkana Mahanta
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of caudal regression syndrome (CRS) and concomitant anomalies in pediatric patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A hospital-based cross-sectional retrospective study was conducted. The study group comprised 21 pediatric patients presenting to the Departments of Radiodiagnosis and Pediatric Surgery in a tertiary care hospital from May 2011 to April 2016. All patients were initially evaluated clinically followed by MRI...
2016: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830790/a-brain-spine-interface-alleviating-gait-deficits-after-spinal-cord-injury-in-primates
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Marco Capogrosso, Tomislav Milekovic, David Borton, Fabien Wagner, Eduardo Martin Moraud, Jean-Baptiste Mignardot, Nicolas Buse, Jerome Gandar, Quentin Barraud, David Xing, Elodie Rey, Simone Duis, Yang Jianzhong, Wai Kin D Ko, Qin Li, Peter Detemple, Tim Denison, Silvestro Micera, Erwan Bezard, Jocelyne Bloch, Grégoire Courtine
Spinal cord injury disrupts the communication between the brain and the spinal circuits that orchestrate movement. To bypass the lesion, brain-computer interfaces have directly linked cortical activity to electrical stimulation of muscles, and have thus restored grasping abilities after hand paralysis. Theoretically, this strategy could also restore control over leg muscle activity for walking. However, replicating the complex sequence of individual muscle activation patterns underlying natural and adaptive locomotor movements poses formidable conceptual and technological challenges...
10, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822765/syringomyelia-caused-by-an-arachnoid-web-in-a-patient-with-shunted-dandy-walker-malformation
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Hee Chang Lee, Jung Won Choi, Ji Yeoun Lee, Ji Hoon Phi, Seung-Ki Kim, Byung-Kyu Cho, Kyu-Chang Wang
INTRODUCTION: Dandy-Walker malformation (DWM) is a congenital brain anomaly characterized by dysgenesis of the cerebellar vermis and the presence of a posterior fossa cyst. The association of syringomyelia with DWM is extremely rare. CASE REPORT: A 10-year-old patient who was diagnosed with DWM in infancy presented with progressive scoliosis and fecal incontinence. He had been treated with cystoventriculoperitoneal shunting with a Y-connection during infancy, which was followed by a revision 6 years later...
November 7, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822764/hemimetameric-shift-in-spina-bifida-three-case-reports
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Huseyin Canaz, Gokhan Canaz, Bekir Yavuz Ucar, Ibrahim Alatas
PURPOSE: Hemivertebrae is the most frequent reason of congenital scoliosis, and hemimetameric shift is a finding, which is characterized by two hemivertebraes located contralateral, with at least one normal vertebra between them. Embryologically, hemivertebrae is caused by delay in somite movements and as a result, a total vertebral shift occurs because of mismatches in the following segments. Hemimetameric shift accompanying spina bifida is described as extremely rare. There are only two case series of hemimetameric shift in literature but no spina bifida patient was reported in these series...
November 7, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794580/think-of-the-conus-medullaris-at-the-time-of-diagnosis-of-fetal-sacral-agenesis
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Nicolas Mottet, Jelena Martinovic, Claire Baeza, Fabien Guimiot, Jean-Philippe Bault, Marie Cécile Aubry, Didier Riethmuller, Michel Zerah, Celia Cretolle, Alexandra Benachi
BACKGROUND: There is no precise prenatal indicator to refine an accurate prognosis in case of sacral agenesis and to define the diagnostic approach and outcome criteria in case of fetal sacral agenesis using 3 characteristics of the conus medullaris (CM): its position, its appearance, and associated spinal abnormalities. METHODS: Ten cases of prenatally diagnosed sacral agenesis were included between 1995 and 2014 after collating ultrasound findings and prenatal computed tomography data...
October 29, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790529/successful-pregnancy-outcome-in-an-operated-case-of-lipomeningomyocele-a-rare-case
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Vineet Vashistha Mishra, Sakshi Nanda, Rohina Aggarwal, Tanvir
Lipomeningomyocele is one of the types of occult spinal dysraphism associated with tethered cord syndrome, which is characterised by neurodeficit symptomatology due to stretch- induced functional disorder of the spinal cord with its caudal part attached by an in elastic tissue. There is stretching of conus medullaris and nerve roots due to disproportionate growth between vertebral column and spinal cord, resulting in various neurological deficits. Its incidence is approximately 1 in 4000 births in the USA, with a slightly higher female preponderance, although its true incidence is not known...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790325/surgical-outcome-of-children-and-adolescents-with-tethered-cord-syndrome
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Toshitaka Seki, Kazutoshi Hida, Shunsuke Yano, Toru Sasamori, Shuji Hamauch, Izumi Koyanagi, Kiyohiro Houkin
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. PURPOSE: To compare long-term results of surgery with the outcomes of symptomatic and asymptomatic tethered cord syndrome (TCS) in children and adolescents and to assess the surgery duration for those with TCS. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Pediatric patients with TCS continue to pose significant diagnostic and management challenges. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the outcomes of 31 patients (16 males, 15 females) with TCS, including 21 with lumbosacral lipoma...
October 2016: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780281/surgical-management-of-functional-constipation-preliminary-report-of-a-new-approach-using-a-laparoscopic-sigmoid-resection-combined-with-a-malone-appendicostomy
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Alessandra Gasior, Giulia Brisighelli, Karen Diefenbach, Victoria Alison Lane, Carlos Reck, Richard J Wood, Marc Levitt
Introduction Functional constipation is a common problem in children. It usually can be managed with laxatives but a small subset of patients develop intolerable cramps and need to be temporarily treated with enemas. The senior author has previously reported: 1) open sigmoid resection as a surgical option, but this did not sufficiently reduce the laxative need, then 2) a transanal approach (with resection of rectosigmoid), but this led to a high rate of soiling due to extensive stretching of the anal canal and loss of the rectal reservoir...
October 25, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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