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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921529/metastatic-spine-tumor-surgery-does-perioperative-blood-transfusion-influence-postoperative-complications
#1
Aye Sandar Zaw, Shashidhar B Kantharajanna, Karthikeyan Maharajan, Barry Tan, Amarasinghe A Saparamadu, Naresh Kumar
BACKGROUND: The question of independent association between allogeneic blood transfusion (ABT) and postoperative complications in cancer surgeries has been controversial and remains so. In metastatic spine tumor surgery (MSTS), previous studies investigated the influence of ABT on survival, but not on postoperative complications. We aimed to evaluate the influence of perioperative ABT on postoperative complications and infections in patients undergoing MSTS. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 247 patients who underwent MSTS at a single tertiary institution between 2005 and 2014...
September 16, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918384/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-effectiveness-of-preoperative-embolization-in-surgery-for-metastatic-spine-disease
#2
Panya Luksanapruksa, Jacob M Buchowski, Sasima Tongsai, Weerasak Singhatanadgige, Jack W Jennings
BACKGROUND: Preoperative embolization (PE) may decrease intraoperative blood loss (IBL) in decompressive surgery of hypervascular spinal metastases. However, no consensus has been found in other metastases and no meta-analysis which reviewed the benefit of PE in spinal metastases has been conducted. OBJECTIVE: To assess IBL in spinal metastases surgery in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) and cohort studies comparing PE and a control group of non-embolized patients...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917281/magnetic-resonance-thermometry-and-laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-for-brain-tumors
#3
REVIEW
Danilo Silva, Mayur Sharma, Rupa Juthani, Antonio Meola, Gene H Barnett
Recent technological advancements in intraoperative imaging are shaping the way for a new era in brain tumor surgery. Magnetic resonance thermometry has provided intraoperative real-time imaging feedback for safe and effective application of laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) in neuro-oncology. Thermal ablation has also established itself as a surgical option in epilepsy surgery and is currently used in spine oncology with promising results. This article reviews the principles and rationale as well as the clinical application of LITT for brain tumors...
October 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917280/a-novel-use-of-the-intraoperative-mri-for-metastatic-spine-tumors-laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-for-percutaneous-treatment-of-epidural-metastatic-spine-disease
#4
REVIEW
Jonathan G Thomas, Wajd N Al-Holou, Dhiego Chaves de Almeida Bastos, Amol J Ghia, Jing Li, Andrew J Bishop, Behrang Amini, Laurence D Rhines, Claudio E Tatsui
Spinal laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) appears to be a promising novel modality for treatment of epidural metastatic spine disease in patients who are poor candidates for larger-scale oncologic spinal surgery and can act synergetically with spinal stereotactic radiosurgery to maximize local control and palliate pain. This technique is ideally suited for the intraoperative MRI suite to monitor the extent of the ablation in the epidural space. As percutaneous navigation, imaging, and LITT technology improve, broader applicability of this minimally invasive technique in spinal oncology is foreseen...
October 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917256/postoperative-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-spinal-metastases
#5
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/28917250/emerging-technologies-in-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy
#6
Lijun Ma, Lei Wang, Chia-Lin Tseng, Arjun Sahgal
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) stems from the initial developments of intra-cranial stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Despite similarity in their names and clinical goals of delivering a sufficiently high tumoricidal dose, maximal sparing of the surrounding normal tissues and a short treatment course, SBRT technologies have transformed from the early days of body frame-based treatments with X-ray verification to primarily image-guided procedures with cone-beam CT or stereoscopic X-ray systems and non-rigid body immo-bilization...
September 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904585/is-it-the-monster-teratoma-or-simply-meningomyelocele-our-experience-of-histological-surprise
#7
Suyash Singh, Jayesh Sardhara, Pradeep Sharma, Arun Kumar Srivastava, Kuntal Kanti Das, Kamlesh S Bhaisora, Anant Mehrotra, Awadhesh Kumar Jaiswal, Sanjay Behari, Raj Kumar
Teratomas are one of the most common tumors in newborn with excellent prognosis arises from totipotent primordial germ cells harboring two or three germ cell layers. The tumor has been titled "Great masquerade." The teratomas of sacrococcygeal region present with lower limb weakness, urinary or bowel obstruction, and swelling at lower back or intrauterine mass in ultrasound or complicated delivery. A 2-month-old male child presented with complaints of swelling over lumbosacral region with discharging punctum since birth...
April 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904580/extradural-spinal-metastasis-in-ovarian-mixed-germ-cell-tumor
#8
Deepashu Sachdeva, Vikas Kumar, Ravindra Kumar Saran, Arvind Kumar Srivastava
Ovarian germ cell tumors (GCTs) are rare and affect mainly young girls and women. Two histological groups are distinguished: dysgerminomas and nondysgerminomatous tumors. These tumors have initial good responses to surgery and chemotherapy in 80% cases, but >75% of patients die due to complications of disease progression. There are very few case reports of mixed GCT with extradural spine metastases. We report a rare case of a 17-year-old girl who had undergone left salpingo-oophorectomy with omental and peritoneal biopsy for ovarian GCT with extradural spinal metastasis...
April 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904574/multicentric-chordoma-in-a-child
#9
Shighakolli Ramesh, Raju Subodh, Srinadh Boppana, Erukkambattu Jayashankar
Chordomas are primary malignant bone tumors that arise in the axial skeleton, believed to originate from remnants of embryologic notochordal cell rests. Multicentric origin of chordoma is extremely rare. To our literature search, we found only three cases of multicentric chordoma in adults. We report a first case of multicentric chordoma in pediatric age group. A 14-month-old child presented with torticolis and left upper limb monoparesis, imaging showed expansile bony destructive lesion in clivus and dorsal spine simultaneously...
April 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898892/posterior-hemi-laminectomy-and-facetectomy-approach-for-the-treatment-of-dumbbell-shaped-schwannomas-in-the-subaxial-cervical-spine-a-retrospective-study-of-26-cases
#10
Yong Huang, Zuowei Wang, Zan Chen, Hao Wu, Fengzeng Jian
OBJECTIVE: It is difficult to completely and safely remove a tumor that is located in the subaxial cervical spine by using the posterior approach because of the anatomical characteristics. Previous reports regarding the total removal of subaxial schwannomas using the one-stage posterior approach are still limited. This study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of treating the dumbbell-shaped schwannomas in the subaxial cervical spine using the one-stage posterior approach. METHODS: Patients with dumbbell-shaped schwannomas in the subaxial cervical spine were treated using the one-stage posterior approach...
September 12, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898798/free-disease-long-term-survival-in-primary-thoracic-spine-leiomyosarcoma-after-total-en-bloc-spondylectomy-a-case-report
#11
José Ramirez-Villaescusa, Adriana Canosa-Fernández, Antonio Martin-Benlloch, David Ruiz-Picazo, Jesús López-Torres Hidalgo
INTRODUCTION: To describe an unusual primary vertebral leiomyosarcoma in thoracic spine. PRESENTATION OF CASE: An isolated lesion of the T11 vertebra in a 62-year-old woman with no neurologic deficit is reported. Imaging findings indicated a nonspecific high-grade malignant lesion. TC-guided biopsy failed thus open incisional biopsy was needed. A diagnosis of low-intermediate mesenchymal sarcoma was made. A total en bloc spondylectomy of T11 was performed with three-column reconstruction...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890010/lumbosacral-subdural-hematoma-following-glioblastoma-multiforme-resection-possible-radiographic-evidence-for-the-downward-migration-of-intracranial-blood
#12
Gabriella M Paisan, Thomas J Buell, Daniel Raper, Ashok Asthagiri
Spinal subdural hematomas (SSDHs) are rare and usually associated with bleeding diatheses, trauma, iatrogenic injury, spinal vascular malformations, or intraspinal tumors. We report a case of a 75-year-old male who developed a symptomatic lumbosacral SSDH after undergoing resection of a right temporal glioblastoma multiforme. The patient subsequently recovered and was discharged home. Over the next two weeks he developed progressively worsening symptoms of lower back pain, lower extremity weakness, and urinary retention...
September 7, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887080/a-rare-case-of-metastatic-extramammary-paget-disease-of-the-spine-and-review-of-the-literature
#13
A Karim Ahmed, C Rory Goodwin, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, Doreen Nguyen, Daniel M Sciubba
Extramammary Paget disease is an intraepithelial neoplasm affecting cells rich in apocrine glands-often located in the vulvar, scrotal, or perianal region. It typically affects older patients, between the ages of 50 and 80years old, and is most often limited to the epidermis. A 47-year-old Asian male first presented with enlargement of the right inguinal lymph node. A subsequent biopsy revealed extrammamary Paget disease of the scrotum. The patient eventually developed significant worsening back pain with bilateral lower extremity numbness and weakness three months later...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885125/risk-factor-analysis-of-kyphotic-malalignment-after-cervical-intramedullary-tumor-resection-in-adults
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Satoshi Nori, Akio Iwanami, Akimasa Yasuda, Narihito Nagoshi, Nobuyuki Fujita, Tomohiro Hikata, Mitsuru Yagi, Takashi Tsuji, Kota Watanabe, Suketaka Momoshima, Morio Matsumoto, Masaya Nakamura, Ken Ishii
OBJECTIVE A number of studies have reported that surgery for cervical intramedullary tumors via the posterior approach can result in postoperative sagittal malalignment of the cervical spine; however, the risk factors remain unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the changes in cervical spinal alignment after surgery for cervical intramedullary tumors in adults and to elucidate the risk factors for cervical spinal sagittal misalignment. METHODS Data for the period from April 2001 to December 2011 for all adults who had undergone surgery for cervical intramedullary spinal cord tumors at a single institution were retrospectively analyzed to determine the postoperative changes in cervical spine alignment...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881598/trail-r1-as-a-novel-surface-marker-for-circulating-giant-cell-tumor-of-bone
#15
Jian-Xiang Liu, Zhi-Cai Zhang, Zeng-Wu Shao, Fei-Fei Pu, Bai-Chuan Wang, Yu-Kun Zhang, Xian-Lin Zeng, Xiao-Dong Guo, Shu-Hua Yang, Tong-Chuan He
Giant cell tumor of bone (GCT), which frequently occurs in the patients' spine, is relatively prevalent in Chinese population. A group of GCT invades into vessels and appears to be circulating tumor cells (CTCs) responsible for the distal metastasis of the primary tumor. So far the cell surface markers of GCT have not been determined. In the current study, we aimed to identify a novel CTC marker with higher specificity in GCT. TRAIL-R1+ cells were purified from GCT cell lines. The TRAIL-R1+ cells were compared with total GCT cells for tumor sphere formation, chemo-resistance, tumor formation in nude mice, and frequency of developing distal metastases...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881121/the-predictable-factors-of-the-postoperative-kyphotic-change-of-sagittal-alignment-of-the-cervical-spine-after-the-laminoplasty
#16
Jun Seok Lee, Dong Wuk Son, Su Hun Lee, Dong Ha Kim, Sang Weon Lee, Geun Sung Song
OBJECTIVE: Laminoplasty is an effective surgical method for treating cervical degenerative disease. However, postoperative complications such as kyphosis, restriction of neck motion, and instability are often reported. Despite sufficient preoperative lordosis, this procedure often aggravates the lordotic curve of the cervical spine and straightens cervical alignment. Hence, it is important to examine preoperative risk factors associated with postoperative kyphotic alignment changes. Our study aimed to investigate preoperative radiologic parameters associated with kyphotic deformity post laminoplasty...
September 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872530/modified-en-bloc-spondylectomy-for-tumors-of-the-thoracic-and-lumbar-spine-surgical-technique-and-outcomes
#17
Akash A Shah, Nuno R Paulino Pereira, Frank X Pedlow, John C Wain, Sam S Yoon, Francis J Hornicek, Joseph H Schwab
BACKGROUND: Total en bloc spondylectomy (TES) for the treatment of spinal tumors decreases local recurrence and improves survival compared with intralesional resection. TES approaches vary in both the number of stages to complete the procedure and instruments with which osteotomies are performed. METHODS: We describe a 2-stage technique that employs the use of threadwire saws. We performed a retrospective review of cases of primary tumors and solitary metastases involving the thoracic or lumbar spine treated with use of our modified technique at our institution between 2010 and 2016, identifying eligible patients by searching for specific phrases in operative reports found in our oncologic database...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868236/management-strategies-and-outcomes-for-vhl-related-craniospinal-hemangioblastomas
#18
REVIEW
Christ Ordookhanian, Paul E Kaloostian, Samer S Ghostine, Philippe E Spiess, Arnold B Etame
Hemangioblastomas are rare and benign tumors accounting for less than 2% of all central nervous system (CNS) tumors. The vast majority of hemangioblastomas occur sporadically, whereas a small number of cases, especially in younger patients, are associated with Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) syndrome. It is thought that loss of tumor suppressor function of the VHL gene results in stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factor alpha with downstream activation of cellular proliferative and angiogenic genes that promote tumorigenesis...
2017: Journal of Kidney Cancer and VHL
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868225/pleomorphic-rhabdomyosarcoma-infiltrating-thoracic-spine-in-a-59-year-old-female-patient-case-report
#19
Matthias Spalteholz, Jens Gulow
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) represents a malignant tumor of skeletal muscle cells arising from rhabdomyoblasts. RMS represents the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children. In adults it is uncommon and accounts for less than 1% of all malignant solid tumors. While treatment protocols are well known for children, there is no standardized regimen in adults. This is one reason, why the outcome in adults is worse than in children. We present the case of a 59-year-old female patient with pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma (PRMS) infiltrating the thoracic spine...
2017: GMS Interdisciplinary Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery DGPW
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868202/a-thoracic-vertebral-localization-of-a-metastasized-cutaneous-merkel-cell-carcinoma-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#20
Rosario Maugeri, Antonella Giugno, Roberto G Giammalva, Carlo Gulì, Luigi Basile, Francesca Graziano, Domenico G Iacopino
BACKGROUND: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare neuroendocrine skin tumor, which may be related to sun exposure. It can metastasize to lungs, liver and bone, leading to severe morbidity and mortality. Vertebral metastases from MCC are rare. The authors report the tenth case in the literature, a 59-year-old patient with MCC, which was primarily localized in the scalp, and later provoked distant metastasis to the thoracic spinal column. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 59-year-old woman was admitted at our Unit of Neurosurgery with a 4-month history of progressive and severe dorsal back pain, without neurological signs...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
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