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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777897/robot-assisted-radiofrequency-ablation-of-a-sacral-s1-s2-aggressive-hemangioma
#1
A Kaoudi, C Capel, L Chenin, J Peltier, M Lefranc
Aggressive vertebral hemangiomas are rare tumors of the spine. The treatment management strategy usually consists of vertebroplasty, radiation therapy or in rare cases of surgical strategy. We present a case of a bulging sacral S1-S2 hemangioma in the spinal canal that could not be managed in the usual manner. Here, we demonstrate the usefulness of radiofrequency ablation technique as an alternative treatment as well as robotic assistance for optimal placement of the ablation probe within the lesion.
May 16, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774200/thickening-ligamentum-flavum-mimicking-tumor-in-the-epidural-space-of-the-cervical-spine
#2
Sung Hyun Bae, Dong Wuk Son, O Ik Kwon, Su Hun Lee, Jun Seok Lee, Geun Sung Song
In patients with tumors and spinal cord lesions, inflammation and tissue infection can result in mass effect detection on imaging. As a result, surgical biopsy procedures are often performed on the lesions. We report a rare case in which the thickening ligamentum flavum (LF) appeared to be a tumor in the epidural space of the cervical spine based on imaging findings. A 52-year-old man visited our outpatient clinic with severe shoulder pain and radicular pain in his right arm that had developed gradually after a traffic accident two months earlier...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773567/balanced-steady-state-free-precession-sequence-ciss-fiesta-3d-driven-equilibrium-radiofrequency-reset-pulse-increases-the-diagnostic-yield-for-spinal-drop-metastases-in-children-with-brain-tumors
#3
K Buch, P Caruso, D Ebb, S Rincon
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Identification of spinal drop metastases is important in the staging and management of pediatric patients with primary brain tumors. Our aim was to assess the diagnostic utility of the balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) sequence (CISS/FIESTA/3D driven equilibrium radiofrequency reset pulse) for the detection of spinal drop metastases in pediatric patients with primary intracranial tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 44 pediatric patients with primary intracranial tumors undergoing MR imaging spine evaluation for drop metastases before radiation treatment...
May 17, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770224/hybrid-surgery-radiosurgery-therapy-for-metastatic-epidural-spinal-cord-compression-a-prospective-evaluation-using-patient-reported-outcomes
#4
Ori Barzilai, Mary-Kate Amato, Lily McLaughlin, Anne S Reiner, Shahiba Q Ogilvie, Eric Lis, Yoshiya Yamada, Mark H Bilsky, Ilya Laufer
Background: Patient-reported outcomes (PRO) represent an important measure of cancer therapy effect. For patients with metastatic epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC), hybrid therapy using separation surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery preserves neurologic function and provides tumor control. There is currently a paucity of data reporting PRO after such combined modality therapy for MESCC. Delineation of hybrid surgery-radiosurgery therapy effect on PRO validates the hybrid approach as an effective therapy resulting in meaningful symptom relief...
May 2018: Neuro-oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768375/total-spondylectomy-of-recurrent-giant-cell-tumors-in-the-cervical-spine-two-case-reports-and-review-of-literature
#5
Ji Tu, Wentian Li, Shenglei Shu, Yukun Zhang, Wenbin Hua, Shuai Li, Shuhua Yang, Cao Yang
RATIONALE: Spinal Giant Cell Tumors (SGCTs) are rare, aggressive, and benign tumors. Their presence in the cervical spine is even more exceptional. There are few reports of cervical GCT in the literature, especially recurrent cases. The treatment are challenging to clinically because radical resection is extremely difficult. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this study, we present the cases of a 25-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman who suffered from recurrent cervical GCT...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757449/composite-hemangioendothelioma-settled-in-the-paraspinal-region-a-rare-case-report
#6
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/29756246/ewing-sarcoma-of-the-head-and-neck-the-mayo-clinic-experience
#7
Michael D Olson, Kathryn M Van Abel, Rebecca N Wehrs, Joaquin J Garcia, Eric J Moore
BACKGROUND: Treatment options of Ewing sarcoma of the head and neck include surgery, radiotherapy (RT), and chemoradiotherapy. However, local control can be challenging. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of all patients with head and neck Ewing sarcoma treated from 1972 to 2015 at a single tertiary care hospital. RESULTS: Seventeen patients met criteria (median 21 years, range 5-58 years; 5 women). Mean follow-up was 10.4 years (range 2...
May 13, 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755238/cervical-sagittal-balance-parameters-after-single-level-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-correlations-with-clinical-and-functional-outcomes
#8
Ioannis Siasios, Evan Winograd, Asham Khan, Kunal Vakharia, Vassilios G Dimopoulos, John Pollina
Background: Normal sagittal cervical alignment has been associated with improved outcome after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). Objective: The aim of this study is to identify alterations of cervical sagittal balance parameters after single-level ACDF and assess correlations with postoperative functionality. Methods: A retrospective chart review was performed between January 2010 and January 2014 to identify adult patients with no previous cervical spine surgery who underwent ACDF at any one level between C2 and C7 for the single-level degenerative disease...
January 2018: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755233/cervical-lift-up-laminoplasty-with-titanium-basket-plates-after-resection-of-intradural-tumor
#9
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/29754330/gender-differences-in-axial-spondyloarthritis-women-are-not-so-lucky
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REVIEW
T Rusman, R F van Vollenhoven, I E van der Horst-Bruinsma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) was historically seen as a predominantly male disease. However, more recent data showed a more homogenous sex prevalence. Unfortunately, in many studies in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), the number of women included is low and the analyses are often not stratified for gender distribution. The purpose of this review is to aggregate the existing data on gender differences in axSpA in order to increase the awareness that female axSpA patients are still under-recognized...
May 12, 2018: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752148/malignant-primary-diffuse-leptomeningeal-gliomatosis-with-histone-h3-3-k27m-mutation
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C Champeaux, A Drier, B Devaux, A Tauziède-Espariat
INTRODUCTION: Malignant primary diffuse leptomeningeal gliomatosis (MPDLG) are rare central nervous system neoplasms associated with a poor outcome. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 40-year-old woman who presented with unusual worsening of bilateral sciatica, headaches, diplopia and a left proptosis. MRI of the head and spine showed multiple leptomeningeal lesions with no intra parenchymal involvement. The search for a primary tumor was negative. An open surgical biopsy of the prominent intradural lumbar tumor was performed within a week...
May 8, 2018: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749918/operative-and-consultative-proportions-of-neurosurgical-disease-worldwide-estimation-from-the-surgeon-perspective
#12
Michael C Dewan, Abbas Rattani, Ronnie E Baticulon, Serena Faruque, Walter D Johnson, Robert J Dempsey, Michael M Haglund, Blake C Alkire, Kee B Park, Benjamin C Warf, Mark G Shrime
OBJECTIVE The global magnitude of neurosurgical disease is unknown. The authors sought to estimate the surgical and consultative proportion of diseases commonly encountered by neurosurgeons, as well as surgeon case volume and perceived workload. METHODS An electronic survey was sent to 193 neurosurgeons previously identified via a global surgeon mapping initiative. The survey consisted of three sections aimed at quantifying surgical incidence of neurological disease, consultation incidence, and surgeon demographic data...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748100/impact-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-on-gross-tumor-volume-delineation-in-non-spine-bony-metastasis-treated-with-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy
#13
Srinivas Raman, Lee Chin, Darby Erler, Eshetu G Atenafu, Patrick Cheung, William Chu, Hans Chung, Andrew Loblaw, Ian Poon, Joel Rubenstein, Hany Soliman, Arjun Sahgal, Chia-Lin Tseng
PURPOSE: This study investigates the inter-observer variability of contouring non-spine bone metastases using the planning CT alone vs. the addition of MRI T1 and T2 imaging sequences. METHODS AND MATERIALS: 10 cases of non-spine bone metastases treated with SBRT at our institution were selected. The gross tumor volume (GTV) for each case was delineated by six SBRT radiation oncologists (RO) and one diagnostic radiologist (DR) on the treatment planning CT. After a minimum of three months, each case was re-contoured on the CT fused with a MRI T1 sequence followed by a MRI T2 sequence...
March 17, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744614/a-case-of-epidural-glioblastoma-metastasis-presenting-with-a-cervical-myelopathy-torticollis-and-l-hermitte-s-phenomenon
#14
Michael W Ruff, Adip G Bhargav, Aditya Raghunathan
Extraneural glioblastoma metastases are exceedingly rare, though previously described in the literature. Activating mutations in the BRAF kinase gene (V600E) are present in a minority of glioblastoma patients. Here, we describe a case of systemic metastases of a clonal subpopulation of BRAF V600E mutated glioblastoma in a patient previously treated with surgery, radiation, temozolomide and bevacizumab. The patient presented with a subacute cervical myelopathy during adjuvant treatment. He underwent emergent surgical decompression of an epidural spine metastasis...
May 9, 2018: Brain Tumor Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742889/intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-a-review-of-techniques-used-for-brain-tumor-surgery-in-children
#15
REVIEW
Keewon Kim, Charles Cho, Moon-Suk Bang, Hyung-Ik Shin, Ji-Hoon Phi, Seung-Ki Kim
Intraoperative monitoring (IOM) utilizes electrophysiological techniques as a surrogate test and evaluation of nervous function while a patient is under general anesthesia. They are increasingly used for procedures, both surgical and endovascular, to avoid injury during an operation, examine neurological tissue to guide the surgery, or to test electrophysiological function to allow for more complete resection or corrections. The application of IOM during pediatric brain tumor resections encompasses a unique set of technical issues...
May 2018: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733080/erratum-to-composite-peek-carbon-fiber-implants-can-increase-the-effectiveness-of-radiotherapy-in-the-management-of-spine-tumors
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March 2018: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732421/the-top-50-cited-articles-on-chordomas
#17
Tochukwu Ikpeze, Addisu Mesfin
Background: Chordomas are rare malignant primary tumors of the spine. In the mobile spine and sacrum an en-bloc resection is associated with decreased rates of recurrence. Our objective was to identify the top cited articles in chordoma research and to further analyze characteristics of these articles. Methods: In March 2017, we used ISI Web of Science (v5.11, Thomas Reuter, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) to search for the following key word: "chordoma"...
March 2018: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732420/functional-and-survival-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-surgical-treatment-for-metastatic-disease-of-the-spine
#18
Vignesh K Alamanda, Myra M Robinson, Jeffrey S Kneisl, Joshua C Patt
Background: Retrospective review of a prospective database. Spine metastasis has been shown to occur in 40% of cancer patients with an annual incidence of over 18,000 cases in North America alone. In this study, we sought to explore the functional and survival outcomes of patients undergoing surgical treatment for metastatic disease of the spine. Methods: A retrospective cohort study of a prospective database at a major cancer center was conducted. A total of 55 patients who met the inclusion criteria from January 2010 to December 2015 were included...
March 2018: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730052/thoracic-spine-intra-and-extradural-dumbbell-shaped-meningioma-case-report-and-extensive-review-of-the-literature-with-21-cases
#19
H N'da, C Dauleac, A Toquart, M Afathi, D Meyronet, C Barrey
INTRODUCTION: Spinal dumbbell-shaped meningioma is a rare condition usually mistaken preoperatively for schwannoma. The present study reported a case of dumbbell-shaped meningioma, with an extensive review of literature. METHODS: A documented case of thoracic spine dumbbell-shaped meningioma is reported, followed by an extensive review of the literature to analyze epidemiological features, pathogenesis, histopathological diagnosis, location, Eden classification, surgical treatment and outcome in such tumors...
May 2, 2018: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719912/vascularized-bone-grafting-for-reconstruction-of-oncologic-defects-in-the-spine-a-systematic-review-and-pooled-analysis-of-the-literature
#20
Rachel Pedreira, Charalampos Siotos, Brian H Cho, Stella M Seal, Deepa Bhat, Hannah M Carl, Michelle Seu, J P Wolinksy, Justin M Sacks
BACKGROUND:  Resection of primary spinal tumors requires reconstruction for restoration of spinal column stability. Traditionally, some combination of bone grafting and instrumentation is implemented. However, delayed healing environments are associated with pseudoarthrodesis and failure. Implementation of vascularized bone grafting (VBG) to complement hardware may present a solution. We evaluated the use of VBG in oncologic spinal reconstruction via systematic review and pooled analysis of literature...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
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