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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788106/microsurgical-resection-of-a-solitary-spinal-epidural-cavernous-angioma-3-dimensional-operative-video
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Guilherme H W Ceccato, Lucélio Henning, Julyana L Prado, Marcio S Rassi, Luis A B Borba
Solitary spinal epidural cavernous angiomas are rare vascular malformations. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice, as these lesions tend to grow or bleed at some point. In this 3-dimensional, narrated video, we present the case of a 61-year-old male who presented with progressive pain in the right paravertebral region secondary to an epidural cavernous angioma located at the T6/T7 level. Under intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring, a laminectomy between T5 and T7 was performed. A reddish, well delimited, and highly vascularized epidural mass was identified and dissected from the adjacent dura and nerve root, and an en bloc total resection was achieved...
May 21, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784431/-continuous-quadratus-lumborum-type-ii-block-in-partial-nephrectomy
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Rita Graça, Pilar Miguelez, José Miguel Cardoso, Miguel Sá, Joana Brandão, Célia Pinheiro, Duarte Machado
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Quadratus lumborum block was first described in 2007 and currently there are descriptions of its achievement through four different injection points. This blockage provides abdominal wall and visceral analgesia, and one of its mechanisms is the dispersion of the local anesthetic into the paravertebral space. We describe the performance of a continuous quadratus lumborum type II block for postoperative analgesia in a partial nephrectomy. CASE REPORT: A 64-year-old woman, scheduled for partial left laparoscopic nephrectomy...
May 18, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772368/volumetric-muscle-measurements-indicate-significant-muscle-degeneration-in-single-level-disc-herniation-patients
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Kaan Yaltırık, Burhan Oral Güdü, Yüksel Işık, Çiğdem Altunok, Ufuk Tipi, Başar Atalay
INTRODUCTION: There is a strong relationship between lower back pain and paraspinal muscle atrophy. In this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of lumbar paravertebral muscle atrophy in patients with and without single level disc herniation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The 110 retrospectively analyzed patients in this study were divided into two groups. Group A included 55 patients with radiologically confirmed single level disc herniation with back pain and radiculopathy...
May 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763594/patient-controlled-paravertebral-block-for-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-a-randomized-trial
#4
Zixiang Wu, Shuai Fang, Qi Wang, Cong Wu, Tianwei Zhan, Ming Wu
BACKGROUND: Paravertebral block (PVB) has been proven to be an efficient way to control postoperative pain in patients who have undergone a thoracotomy. This study aimed to explore whether the utilization of a patient-controlled PVB can provide benefits over intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) for three-port single-intercostal video-assisted thoracic surgery. METHODS: From May 2015 to December 2016, patients who had solitary pulmonary nodules or spontaneous pneumothorax and underwent single-intercostal video-assisted thoracic surgery were randomly allocated to receive patient-controlled PVB or intravenous PCA...
May 12, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757449/composite-hemangioendothelioma-settled-in-the-paraspinal-region-a-rare-case-report
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Sevki Gok, Mehmet Zafer Berkman, Eyup Baykara
Composite Hemangioendothelioma (CHE) is a very rare, low-grade malignant vascular tumor. It is most commonly seen as one or more nodules on both sides of the fingers and toes. This tumor is rarely settled in the paraspinal muscles. The age of onset is usually between the ages of 21 and 72 (1), with average age of 39.5-41 years. The treatment is gross total removal of the lesion. The definitive diagnosis is made histopathologically. Our case was a 54-year-old male patient. He had a complaint of low back pain...
April 24, 2018: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755233/cervical-lift-up-laminoplasty-with-titanium-basket-plates-after-resection-of-intradural-tumor
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Keisuke Shirosaka, Kentaro Naito, Toru Yamagata, Masaki Yoshimura, Kenji Ohata, Toshihiro Takami
Background: Performing cervical laminoplasty after wide laminectomy may be technically demanding. The unique technique of cervical lift-up laminoplasty using titanium basket plates was applied for the reconstruction of cervical laminae after wide laminectomy for the resection of intradural tumors. Materials and Methods: This technical study included 14 cases that could be followed periodically for at least 6 months after surgery. Participants were 8 male and 6 female, with a mean age of 41...
January 2018: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750109/mediastinal-cysts-with-mullerian-differentiation
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Hiroyuki Miura, Jun Miura, Hiroshi Hirano
Mediastinal cysts with Mullerian differentiation are characterized by oestrogen receptor and progesterone receptor positive cell linings. We treated four patients with mediastinal cysts with Mullerian differentiation. All patients were female, from 46 to 52 years old, and had BMIs greater than 26 kg/m2 . All but one patient with cough were asymptomatic. The tumours were located in the paravertebral areas around the Th-1-7 vertebrae. There was no left/right difference. All of the preoperative diagnoses were bronchial cysts...
July 2018: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746445/a-cadaveric-study-investigating-the-mechanism-of-action-of-erector-spinae-blockade
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Jason Ivanusic, Yasutaka Konishi, Michael J Barrington
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Erector spinae block is an ultrasound-guided interfascial plane block first described in 2016. The objectives of this cadaveric dye injection and dissection study were to simulate an erector spinae block to determine if dye would spread anteriorly to the involve origins of the ventral and dorsal branches of the spinal nerves. METHODS: In 10 unembalmed human cadavers, 20 mL of 0.25% methylene blue dye was injected bilaterally into the plane between the fifth thoracic transverse process and erector spinae muscle...
May 10, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740737/comparison-of-the-analgesic-effects-of-modified-continuous-intercostal-block-and-paravertebral-block-under-surgeon-s-direct-vision-after-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Yuka Kadomatsu, Shoichi Mori, Harushi Ueno, Mika Uchiyama, Kenji Wakai
OBJECTIVE: Clinical evidence comparing paravertebral (PVB) and continuous intercostal nerve (ICB) blocks for pain management post video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is limited. This study confirms the analgesic effect of ICB using two catheters is not inferior to that of PVB under direct vision. METHODS: Fifty patients who underwent VATS lobectomy from July 2015 to March 2016 were prospectively recruited and randomly assigned to PVB and ICB groups. Postoperative pain was assessed using the visual analog scale (VAS)...
May 8, 2018: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738329/transthoracic-arteriovenous-graft-repair-with-the-pectoralis-pecs-ii-nerve-block-for-primary-intraoperative-anesthesia-and-postoperative-analgesia-a-case-report
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Gabriel Farkas, Garret Weber, Jonathon Miller, Jeff Xu
The PECS II nerve block is a relatively new regional anesthetic technique that targets the medial and lateral pectoral nerves, as well as the lateral cutaneous branches of the intercostal nerves. It has been described for surgical cases involving the breast, as an adjunct or alternative to neuraxial or paravertebral techniques. This case report describes the first successful use of the PECS II nerve block placed using ultrasound guidance as the primary anesthetic and postoperative analgesic in a non-breast-related chest wall surgery...
May 7, 2018: A&A practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730268/thoracic-paravertebral-block-versus-thoracic-epidural-analgesia-for-post-operative-pain-control-in-open-pancreatic-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jacob L Hutchins, Anthony J Grandelis, Alexander M Kaizer, Eric H Jensen
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of bilateral ultrasound guided thoracic paravertebral catheters to a thoracic epidural after open pancreatic surgery. DESIGN: This was a prospective non-blinded randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Academic hospital operating room, postoperative recovery area, and ward. PATIENTS: 53 patients aged 18 and above who had open pancreatic surgery. INTERVENTIONS: Patients received either bilateral thoracic paravertebral block at T8 with an infusion of 0...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720754/effects-of-adding-dexamethasone-or-ketamine-to-bupivacaine-for-ultrasound-guided-thoracic-paravertebral-block-in-patients-undergoing-modified-radical-mastectomy-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-study
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Mona Blough El Mourad, Asmaa Fawzy Amer
Background and Aims: Pain after modified radical mastectomy (MRM) has been successfully managed with thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of adding dexamethasone or ketamine as adjuncts to bupivacaine in TPVB on the quality of postoperative analgesia in participants undergoing MRM. Methods: This prospective randomised controlled study enrolled ninety adult females scheduled for MRM. Patients were randomised into three groups (30 each) to receive ultrasound-guided TPVB before induction of general anaesthesia...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720750/newer-regional-analgesia-interventions-fascial-plane-blocks-for-breast-surgeries-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Rakesh Garg, Swati Bhan, Saurabh Vig
Surgical resection of the primary tumour with axillary dissection is one of the main modalities of breast cancer treatment. Regional blocks have been considered as one of the modalities for effective perioperative pain control. With the advent of ultrasound, newer interventions such as fascial plane blocks have been reported for perioperative analgesia in breast surgeries. Our aim is to review the literature for fascial plane blocks for analgesia in breast surgeries. The research question for initiating the review was 'What are the reported newer regional anaesthesia techniques (fascial plane blocks) for female patients undergoing breast surgery and their analgesic efficacy?...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714650/real-time-view-of-anesthetic-solution-spread-during-an-ultrasound-guided-thoracic-paravertebral-block
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Domenico P Santonastaso, Annabella de Chiara, Marco Rispoli, Giovanni Musetti, Vanni Agnoletti
BACKGROUND: Thoracic paravertebral block is a technique for perioperative analgesia in patients undergoing thoracic, chest wall, or breast surgery, or for pain management with rib fractures, which can be performed with or without ultrasound guidance. The ultrasound guidance technique can be used to identify the thoracic paravertebral space, guide needle placement, monitor the spread of local anesthetic (LA) solution, and reduce complications such as pleural puncture and pneumothorax. The possibility of assessing anesthetic spread in real time using ultrasound guidance during paravertebral block offers numerous advantages, including the immediate and accurate identification of the extent of nervous block, with a consequent reduction of LA dose...
March 1, 2018: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713406/assessment-of-paraspinal-muscle-atrophy-percentage-after-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-and-unilateral-instrumentation-using-a-novel-contralateral-intact-muscle-controlled-model
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Luis Alberto Ortega-Porcayo, Andres Leal-López, Miroslava Elizabeth Soriano-López, Carlos Francisco Gutiérrez-Partida, Luis Rodolfo Ramírez-Barrios, Sergio Soriano-Solis, Manuel Rodríguez-García, Hector Antonio Soriano-Solis, José Antonio Soriano-Sánchez
Study Design: Retrospective comparative clinical study. Purpose: This study aimed to assess paraspinal muscle atrophy in patients who underwent minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF) and unilateral pedicle screw fixation using a novel contralateral intact muscle-controlled model. Overview of Literature: The increased incidence of paravertebral lumbar muscle injuries after open techniques has raised the importance of implementing minimally invasive spine surgical techniques using tubular retractors and minimally invasive screw placement...
April 2018: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708919/the-use-of-liposomal-bupivacaine-in-erector-spinae-plane-block-to-minimize-opioid-consumption-for-breast-surgery-a-case-report
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Amanda Kumar, Alina Hulsey, Hector Martinez-Wilson, James Kim, Jeff Gadsden
The erector spinae plane block is a novel interfascial plane block that can provide thoracic and abdominal analgesia. We describe a patient with opioid intolerance scheduled for breast surgery who received an erector spinae plane block with liposomal bupivacaine as well as a supplemental T1 paravertebral block resulting in profound analgesia throughout her postoperative course. This case report demonstrates that use of liposomal bupivacaine in the erector spinae plane block can be successful in providing extended duration postoperative analgesia and minimizing systemic opioid requirements...
May 1, 2018: A&A practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707356/the-role-of-local-anaesthetic-techniques-in-eras-protocols-for-thoracic-surgery
#17
REVIEW
Seamus Crumley, Stefan Schraag
The use of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS), as in other surgical specialties, is an emerging concept in cardio-thoracic surgery but there is still a lack of effective protocols to reduce the burden of surgery on the patient, shorten the period of postoperative recovery, and reduce the likelihood of chronic pain developing. The use of local anaesthetic (LA) techniques, such as thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) and paravertebral blocks (PVB), as an adjunct to anaesthesia are considered key components, though there is little data for direct comparison of the techniques...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705812/imaging-assisted-diagnosis-and-characteristics-of-suspected-spinal-brucellosis-a-retrospective-study-of-72-cases
#18
Laiyong Tu, Xinmei Liu, Wenfei Gu, Zhenbin Wang, Enfeng Zhang, Aikenmu Kahar, Ge Chu, Jiang Zhao
BACKGROUND We clarified the imaging features of Brucella spondylitis to enhance our understanding of the disease and to minimize misdiagnosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Imaging data (X-ray, computed tomography [CT], and magnetic resonance imaging [MRI] data) of 72 Brucella spondylitis patients treated from 2010 to 2017 were retrospectively analyzed; diagnoses was made by evaluating laboratory and pathological data. RESULTS X-ray films revealed changes in intervertebral space heights, the number of lateral osteophytes, and bone destruction, which were more severe in the following order: lumbosacral vertebrae (56 cases, 77...
April 29, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702487/percutaneous-radiofrequency-ablation-of-pulmonary-metastasis-and-thoracic-paravertebral-block-under-computed-tomographic-scan-guidance-a-case-report
#19
Laura Ruscio, Olivier Planche, Paul Zetlaoui, Dan Benhamou
Pain during and after pulmonary percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) may be severe enough to require opioids. Thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) is a regional anesthetic technique that can relieve pain during and after abdominal or thoracic painful procedures. We report the use of TPVB to relieve postprocedural pain in a 50-year-old woman after RFA of lung metastasis. The TPVB was performed under computed tomographic guidance by the anesthesiologist. The patient was pain free (rest and mobilization) during the first postoperative 36 hours...
April 26, 2018: A&A practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694674/local-anaesthetics-and-regional-anaesthesia-versus-conventional-analgesia-for-preventing-persistent-postoperative-pain-in-adults-and-children
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REVIEW
Erica J Weinstein, Jacob L Levene, Marc S Cohen, Doerthe A Andreae, Jerry Y Chao, Matthew Johnson, Charles B Hall, Michael H Andreae
BACKGROUND: Regional anaesthesia may reduce the rate of persistent postoperative pain (PPP), a frequent and debilitating condition. This review was originally published in 2012 and updated in 2017. OBJECTIVES: To compare local anaesthetics and regional anaesthesia versus conventional analgesia for the prevention of PPP beyond three months in adults and children undergoing elective surgery. SEARCH METHODS: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, and Embase to December 2016 without any language restriction...
April 25, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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