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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534040/elsberg-syndrome-a-rarely-recognized-cause-of-cauda-equina-syndrome-and-lower-thoracic-myelitis
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Filippo Savoldi, Timothy J Kaufmann, Eoin P Flanagan, Michel Toledano, Brian G Weinshenker
OBJECTIVE: Elsberg syndrome (ES) is an established but often unrecognized cause of acute lumbosacral radiculitis with myelitis related to recent herpes virus infection. We defined ES, determined its frequency in patients with cauda equina syndrome (CES) with myelitis, and evaluated its clinical, radiologic, and microbiologic features and outcomes. METHODS: We searched the Mayo Clinic medical records for ES and subsequently for combinations of index terms to identify patients with suspected CES and myelitis...
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533989/iatrogenic-spinal-subdural-extra-arachnoid-hygroma-following-uncomplicated-lumbar-decompression
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Benjamin D Elder, Wataru Ishida, Rory C Goodwin, Ali Bydon
Intradural spinal arachnoid cysts (ISACs) have been reported in the current literature as either an idiopathic disease or exceedingly rare sequelae after lumbar puncture, spinal trauma, or meningitis. Other studies have more appropriately termed the iatrogenic pathology as a spinal subdural extra-arachnoid hygroma (SSEH), as there is not often a clear cyst wall as in a true arachnoid cyst. However, to the best of our knowledge, none of the previous studies described an SSEH following uncomplicated posterior lumbar surgery, as they have previously involved clear durotomies during the initial operation...
April 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527756/radiological-lumbar-stenosis-severity-predicts-worsening-sagittal-malalignment-on-full-body-standing-stereoradiographs
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Aaron J Buckland, Subaraman Ramchandran, Louis Day, Shay Bess, Themistocles Protopsaltis, Peter G Passias, Bassel G Diebo, Renaud Lafage, Virginie Lafage, Akhila Sure, Thomas J Errico
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Patients with degenerative lumbar stenosis (DLS) adopt a forward flexed posture in an attempt to decompress neural elements. The relationship between sagittal alignment and severity of lumbar stenosis has not previously been studied. PURPOSE: We hypothesized that patients with increasing radiological severity of lumbar stenosis will exhibit worsening sagittal alignment. STUDY DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional study. PATIENT SAMPLE: Our sample consists of patients who have DLS...
May 17, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523383/anterior-sacral-meningocele-presenting-as-intracystic-bleeding
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Ignacio Javier Gilete-Tejero, Marta Ortega-Martínez, Jacinto Mata-Gómez, María Rico-Cotelo, Luis Miguel Bernal-García, Beatriz Yerga-Lorenzana, Ignacio Casado-Naranjo
PURPOSE: To report a case of anterior sacral meningocele with intralesional bleeding secondary to sacrococcygeal trauma. Likewise, there is a discussion about the physiopathology and the surgical approach to these types of lesions. METHODS: A 43-year-old man diagnosed with Marfan syndrome suffered sacrococcygeal trauma. He was admitted to the emergency room due to symptoms of headache, nausea, and lower limb subjective weakness. CT and MRI showed a large retroperitoneal mass with hemorrhagic content close to the sacrum...
May 18, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520778/texture-analysis-using-proton-density-and-t2-relaxation-in-patients-with-histological-usual-interstitial-pneumonia-uip-or-nonspecific-interstitial-pneumonia-nsip
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Maria T A Buzan, Andreas Wetscherek, Claus Peter Heussel, Michael Kreuter, Felix J Herth, Arne Warth, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Carmen Monica Pop, Julien Dinkel
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of our study was to assess proton density (PD) and T2 relaxation time of usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) and nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) and to evaluate their utility in differentiating the two patterns. Furthermore, we aim to investigate whether these two parameters could help differentiate active-inflammatory and stable-fibrotic lesions in NSIP. METHODS: 32 patients (mean age: 69 years; M:F, 1:1) with pathologically proven disease (UIP:NSIP, 1:1), underwent thoracic thin-section multislice CT scan and 1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516403/long-term-clinical-outcome-of-spinal-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-in-children
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Seong Wook Lee, Hyery Kim, Jin Kyung Suh, Kyung-Nam Koh, Ho Joon Im, Hee Mang Yoon, Jong Jin Seo
Spinal involvement of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) affects morbidity, but outcomes are not well understood. We analyzed long-term outcomes following uniform treatment at a single institution. Clinical characteristics and outcomes of spinal LCH patients were retrospectively analyzed. Height ratios were calculated using the anterior height of the involved vertebral body on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the expected normal vertebral height. Twenty-two (22.4%) of 98 patients diagnosed with LCH had spinal involvement...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503467/medial-lemniscus-tract-lesion-after-high-voltage-electrical-injury-a-case-report
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Chul-Hyun Cho, Dong Gyu Lee
We present the case of a 33-year-old man who experienced a 10,000-V electrical shock when working with electrical wiring. He suffered third-degree burns on his scalp at the right occiput (entry wound) and on his left arm (exit would), and a second-degree burn on his left foot (exit wound). He presented with severe spasticity of both lower extremities, motor weakness with a Medical Research Council grade of 3, and sensory impairments below thoracic level 11 that included an inability to sense light touch and defects in proprioception...
April 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502520/-exploring-the-diaphragm-ultrasound-is-essential
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P Richard
The diaphragm is the muscle most implicated in breathing. Its morphological exploration usually depends on pulmonary radiography, fluoroscopy, CT-scanning and MRI. Its function is evaluated by the classical respiratory functional tests, the measurement of maximum inspiratory and expiratory pressures, the transdiaphragmatic pressure and even an electromyogram. Ultrasound is a technique still insufficiently used in respiratory medicine. It offers, however, many advantages: it is easy to implement, there is no irradiation, it is usable at the bedside, particularly when the patient is immobile or in intensive care...
May 12, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499438/early-developed-asd-adjacent-segmental-disease-in-patients-after-surgical-treatment-of-the-spine-due-to-cancer-metastases
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Grzegorz Guzik
BACKGROUND: The causes of ASD are still relatively unknown. Correlation between clinical status of patients and radiological MRI findings is of primary importance. The radiological classifications proposed by Pfirmann and Oner are most commonly used to assess intradiscal degenerative changes. The aim of the study was to assess the influence of the extension of spine fixation on the risk of developing ASD in a short time after surgery. METHODS: A total of 332 patients with spinal tumors were treated in our hospital between 2010 and 2013...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493011/mri-of-thoracic-outlet-syndrome-in-children
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REVIEW
Govind B Chavhan, Vaishnavi Batmanabane, Prakash Muthusami, Alexander J Towbin, Gregory H Borschel
Thoracic outlet syndrome is caused by compression of the neurovascular bundle as it passes from the upper thorax to the axilla. The neurovascular bundle can be compressed by bony structures such as the first rib, cervical ribs or bone tubercles, or from soft-tissue abnormalities like a fibrous band, muscle hypertrophy or space-occupying lesion. Thoracic outlet syndrome commonly affects young adults but can be seen in the pediatric age group, especially in older children. Diagnosis is based on a holistic approach encompassing clinical features, physical examination findings including those triggered by various maneuvers, electromyography, nerve conduction studies and imaging...
May 10, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489796/leptomeningeal-metastasis-of-poorly-differentiated-uterine-cervical-adenosquamous-carcinoma-following-reirradiation-to-metastatic-vertebrae-a-case-report
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Yueh-Feng Lu, Vai Hong Fong, Wen-Yih Wu, Li-Ying Wang, Chen-Hsi Hsieh
RATIONALE: Leptomeningeal metastasis from cervical adenosquamous carcinoma is extremely rare especially after radiotherapy for vertebral metastasis. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 52-year-old woman with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage IIB adenosquamous carcinoma of cervix presented with bilateral lower limbs weakening after 2 courses radiotherapy to thoracic vertebral metastases. DIAGNOSES: Initial spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed no obvious nerve compression, and radiation myelopathy was suspected by the clinician...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488020/-unusual-complication-following-placement-of-an-epidural-catheter
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M Schlipköter, T Grieser, H Forst
We report an unusual complication following placement of a thoracic epidural catheter in a patient that had undergone surgery for pulmonary metastases of a malignant melanoma. The intra- and postoperative course was initially without complications. At 2 days, there was a small, conspicuous swelling above the site of epidural puncture, which was neither reddened nor painful. No neurological deficits were observed, and the patient explained that he had been aware of the swelling for more than 6 months; thus, the epidural catheter was not deemed to be responsible...
May 9, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483589/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-after-microwave-ablation-for-metastatic-liver-lesions
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Mostafa Afennas, Hans Bonnier, Danny Schoors
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCMP) is characterized by transient and reversible left ventricular regional wall motion abnormalities triggered by acute and intense emotional or physical stress. We present a case of a 79 year old woman with a hypertensive crisis after microwave ablation (MWA) for metastatic liver lesions. Initial evaluation suggested an acute coronary syndrome with an ST segment elevation and with elevated serum troponin T. No associated chest pain or dyspnea was present. Further evaluation with ECG, echocardiography, coronarography with left ventricle angiogram and MRI was consistent with an apical ballooning syndrome...
April 29, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481799/a-rare-case-of-urachal-carcinoma-metastatic-to-thoracic-vertebra-detected-by-fdg-pet-ct
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Guangjie Yang, Zhenguang Wang, Simin Liu, Fengyu Wu, Dacheng Li
Both chest radiography and MRI scan showed compression fracture of the T6 vertebral body in a 33-year-old man who presented with back pain. Because of the absence of predisposing factors for compression fracture, a pathologic fracture was considered. For this reason, an FDG PET/CT was performed. The images revealed not only the abnormal activity in the known T6 vertebral body but also an additional activity immediately anterosuperior to the urinary bladder in a partially calcified soft tissue nodule. A mucinous adenocarcinoma of urachus with solitary bone metastasis was confirmed histopathologically...
May 5, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473092/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-suspected-pulmonary-hypertension
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Arlene Sirajuddin, Edwin F Donnelly, Traves P Crabtree, Travis S Henry, Mark D Iannettoni, Geoffrey B Johnson, Ella A Kazerooni, Fabien Maldonado, Kathryn M Olsen, Carol C Wu, Tan-Lucien Mohammed, Jeffrey P Kanne
Pulmonary hypertension may be idiopathic or related to a large variety of diseases. Various imaging examinations that may be helpful in diagnosing and determining the etiology of pulmonary hypertension are discussed. Imaging examinations that may aid in the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension include chest radiography, ultrasound echocardiography, ventilation/perfusion scans, CT, MRI, right heart catheterization, pulmonary angiography, and fluorine-18-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose PET/CT. The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a multidisciplinary expert panel...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461686/volumetric-and-fatty-infiltration-imbalance-of-deep-paravertebral-muscles-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Jeng Jiang, Yichen Meng, Xinmeng Jin, Chenglin Zhang, Jianquan Zhao, Ce Wang, Rui Gao, Xuhui Zhou
BACKGROUND Several studies have described the differences in electromyographic activity and histological changes of paravertebral muscles in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). However, there is little knowledge about the muscle volumetric and fatty infiltration imbalance of patients with AIS. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-four patients with AIS were evaluated with standardized anteroposterior (AP) and lateral standing films for the location and direction of the apex of scoliosis, coronal Cobb angle, apex vertebra translation, and thoracic kyphosis; and with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the spine at the level of T4-L1...
May 2, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449963/sequential-magnetic-resonance-imaging-reveals-individual-level-deformities-of-vertebrae-and-discs-in-the-growing-scoliotic-spine
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Bethany E Keenan, Maree T Izatt, Geoffrey N Askin, Robert D Labrom, Damon D Bennett, Mark J Pearcy, Clayton J Adam
STUDY DESIGN: The aim of this study was to measure contributions of individual vertebra and disc wedging to coronal Cobb angle in the growing scoliotic spine using sequential magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Clinically, the Cobb angle measures the overall curve in the coronal plane but does not measure individual vertebra and disc wedging. It was hypothesized that patients whose deformity progresses will have different patterns of coronal wedging in vertebrae and discs to those of patients whose deformities remain stable...
May 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449957/assessment-of-breast-asymmetry-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-using-an-automated-3d-body-surface-measurement-technique
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Joyce Ramsay, Lama Seoud, Soraya Barchi, Farida Cheriet, Julie Joncas, Isabelle Turgeon, Philippe Debanné, Isabelle Trop, Hubert Labelle, Stefan Parent
STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study. OBJECTIVES: To assess breast asymmetry (BA) directly with 3D surface imaging and to validate it using MRI values from a cohort of 30 patients with significant adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Also, to study the influence of posture (prone vs standing) on BA using the automated method on both modalities. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: BA is a common concern in young female patients with AIS. In a previous study using MRI, we found that the majority of patients with significant AIS experienced BA of up to 21% in addition to their chest wall deformity...
May 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444651/-mri-based-ratio-of-fetal-lung-to-body-volume-as-new-prognostic-marker-for-chronic-lung-disease-in-patients-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Melissa M Winkler, Meike Weis, Claudia Henzler, Christel Weiß, Sven Kehl, Stefan O Schoenberg, Wolfgang Neff, Thomas Schaible
Background Our aim was to evaluate the prognostic value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based ratio of fetal lung volume (FLV) to fetal body volume (FBV) as a marker for development of chronic lung disease (CLD) in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Patients and Methods FLV and FBV were measured and the individual FLV/FBV ratio was calculated in 132 fetuses. Diagnosis of CLD was established following prespecified criteria and graded into mild/moderate/severe if present. Logistic regression analysis was used to calculate the probability of postnatal development of CLD in dependence of the FLV/FBV ratio...
March 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441680/magnetic-resonance-imaging-safety-of-magnetically-controlled-growing-rods-in-an-in-vivo-animal-model
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Mehmet Eroglu, Gokhan Demirkiran, Ismail Aykut Kocyigit, Hasan Bilgili, Mehmet Burak Kaynar, Ali Bumin, Sadan Ozcan, Muharrem Yazici
STUDY DESIGN: Experimental animal study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the interaction between magnetically controlled growing rods (MCGRs) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Growing rod treatment through serial operations results in adverse effects on the patient and high treatment costs. MCGRs can be lengthened noninvasively in an outpatient setting and with lower treatment costs. When MRI investigation is required, the interaction between MCGRs and MRI is an issue of concern in patients with MCGRs...
May 1, 2017: Spine
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