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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428929/treatment-of-posttubercular-syringomyelia-not-responsive-to-antitubercular-therapy-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Giuseppe Canova, Alessandro Boaro, Enrico Giordan, Pierluigi Longatti
Posttubercular adhesive arachnoiditis is a rare, late complication of tubercular meningitis. Syringomyelia can develop as a consequence of intramedullary cystic lesions and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow disturbance around the spinal cord, even after successful chemotherapy. We reviewed the literature related to posttubercular syringomyelia treatment and suggest a new combined surgical approach. A 25-year-old Nigerian male patient presented with legs numbness, urinary disturbance, and legs weakness. Spinal magnetic resonance revealed a T5-T7 syringomyelia, secondary to adhesive spinal arachnoiditis related to a history of tuberculous meningitis...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412564/outcomes-of-patients-with-syringomyelia-undergoing-spine-deformity-surgery-do-large-syrinxes-behave-differently-than-small
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Amer F Samdani, Steven W Hwang, Anuj Singla, James T Bennett, Robert J Ames, Jeff S Kimball
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: A paucity of data exists studying outcomes of patients with syringomyelia undergoing spinal deformity correction. The literature does not stratify patients by syrinx size, which is likely a major contributor to outcomes. PURPOSE: To compare differences in outcomes between patients with large (≥ 4mm) and small syrinxes (< 4mm) undergoing spinal deformity correction. DESIGN: Retrospective review PATIENT SAMPLE: 28 patients (11 with large syrinx [LS, ≥ 4mm] and 17 with small syrinx [SS, < 4mm])...
April 12, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357553/misdiagnosed-syrinx-in-a-patient-with-neuroschisis-and-klippel-feil-syndrome-case-report
#3
Vlad Voin, Nitsa Topale, Joe Iwanaga, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
INTRODUCTION: Patients with Klippel-Feil syndrome can present with a myriad of symptoms and imaging findings. Herein, we present a case of Klippel-Feil syndrome that was initially misdiagnosed with syringomyelia. We review this case and discuss the imaging findings. CONCLUSIONS: Neuoroschisis should be suspected in patients with Klippel-Feil syndrome and differentiated from syringomyelia.
March 29, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347422/cord-cystic-cavities-syringomyelia-and-prominent-central-canal
#4
Blaise V Jones
Syringomyelia is the term given to cystic cavities in the spinal cord, most of which are associated with congenital malformations of the craniocervical junction and represent dilation of the central canal of the cord. As such, syrinxes can be considered analogous to hydrocephalus. The exact etiology of syrinx formation remains a subject of debate, but there is ample evidence that they are the result of obstruction of the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid between the intracranial and spinal compartments. The chances that a syrinx will progress over time are much greater when they are associated with a causative lesion (Chiari malformation, tumor, infection, and trauma), but asymptomatic central canal dilation may be a stable incidental finding...
April 2017: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291422/comparison-of-posterior-fossa-volumes-and-clinical-outcomes-after-decompression-of-chiari-malformation-type-i
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Siri Sahib S Khalsa, Alan Siu, Tiffani A DeFreitas, Justin M Cappuzzo, John S Myseros, Suresh N Magge, Chima O Oluigbo, Robert F Keating
OBJECTIVE Previous studies have indicated an association of Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) and a small posterior fossa. Most of these studies have been limited by 2D quantitative methods, and more recent studies utilizing 3D methodologies are time-intensive with manual segmentation. The authors sought to develop a more automated tool to calculate the 3D posterior fossa volume, and correlate its changes after decompression with surgical outcomes. METHODS A semiautomated segmentation program was developed, and used to compare the pre- and postoperative volumes of the posterior cranial fossa (PCF) and the CSF spaces (cisterna magna, prepontine cistern, and fourth ventricle) in a cohort of pediatric patients with CM-I...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291403/a-rat-model-of-chronic-syringomyelia-induced-by-epidural-compression-of-the-lumbar-spinal-cord
#6
Ji Yeoun Lee, Shin Won Kim, Saet Pyoul Kim, Hyeonjin Kim, Jung-Eun Cheon, Seung-Ki Kim, Sun Ha Paek, Dachling Pang, Kyu-Chang Wang
OBJECTIVE There has been no established animal model of syringomyelia associated with lumbosacral spinal lipoma. The research on the pathophysiology of syringomyelia has been focused on Chiari malformation, trauma, and inflammation. To understand the pathophysiology of syringomyelia associated with occult spinal dysraphism, a novel animal model of syringomyelia induced by chronic mechanical compression of the lumbar spinal cord was created. METHODS The model was made by epidural injection of highly concentrated paste-like kaolin solution through windows created by partial laminectomy of L-1 and L-5 vertebrae...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259858/posterior-fossa-decompression-in-chiari-i-improves-denervation-of-the-paraspinal-muscles
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Shifu Sha, Yang Li, Yong Qiu, Zhen Liu, Xu Sun, Weiguo Zhu, Zhenhua Feng, Tao Wu, Jian Jiang, Zezhang Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether posterior fossa decompression (PFD) could improve denervation of the paraspinal muscles in patients with Chiari I malformation (CMI). BACKGROUND: Paraspinal muscle denervation is one of the essential elements in the pathophysiology of CMI/syringomyelia-related scoliosis. Although PFD has been widely used for managing CMI, whether denervation of the paraspinal muscles may benefit from this neurosurgical procedure remains ambiguous...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259264/mri-screening-in-operative-scheuermann-kyphosis-is-it-necessary
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Baron S Lonner, Courtney S Toombs, Michael Mechlin, Gina Ciavarra, Suken A Shah, Amer F Samdani, Paul Sponseller, Harry L Shufflebarger, Randal R Betz, Burt Yaszay, Peter O Newton
STUDY DESIGN: Patients with preoperative spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies from a prospective multicenter study of operative adolescent Scheuermann kyphosis (SK). OBJECTIVES: To investigate the usefulness of MRI screening in operative planning for SK surgeries. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Neural axis abnormalities in operative SK have not been previously studied with MRI screening, despite its use. METHODS: One orthopedic surgeon and two radiologists evaluated all images retrospectively...
March 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250632/treatment-of-idiopathic-syrinx-by-atlantoaxial-fixation-report-of-an-experience-with-nine-cases
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Abhidha Shah, Prashant Sathe, Manoj Patil, Atul Goel
OBJECTIVE: The authors evaluate the significance of atlantoaxial instability in the management of idiopathic syringomyelia. BACKGROUND: We recently observed that atlantoaxial dislocation can be present even when the atlantodental interval was within normal range. Atlantoaxial instability can be identified on the basis of facetal mal-alignment or even by direct observation of status of joint during surgery. Our observations are discussed in nine patients where we identified and treated atlantoaxial instability in cases that would otherwise be considered as having "idiopathic" syrinx...
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225727/retinal-hemangioblastoma-and-syrinx-in-von-hippel-lindau-disease
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Jay Berdia, Brandon B Johnson, G Baker Hubbard
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March 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225648/safety-of-autologous-human-schwann-cell-transplantation-in-subacute-thoracic-spinal-cord-injury
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Kim D Anderson, James D Guest, W Dalton Dietrich, Mary Bartlett Bunge, Rosie Curiel, Marine Dididze, Barth A Green, Aisha Khan, Damien D Pearse, Efrat Saraf-Lavi, Eva Widerström-Noga, Patrick Wood, Allan D Levi
The rationale for implantation of autologous human Schwann cells (SCs) in persons with subacute spinal cord injury (SCI) is based on evidence that transplanted SCs are neuroprotective, support local axonal plasticity, and are capable of myelinating axons. A Phase I clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the safety of autologous human SC transplantation into the injury epicenter of six subjects with subacute SCI. The trial was an open-label, unblinded, non-randomized, non-placebo controlled study with a dose escalation design and standard medical rehabilitation...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217389/management-of-parturients-in-active-labor-with-arnold-chiari-malformation-tonsillar-herniation-and-syringomyelia
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Ramsis F Ghaly, Tatiana Tverdohleb, Kenneth D Candido, Nebojsa Nick Knezevic
BACKGROUND: Arnold-Chiari malformation Type 1 (ACM-1) in parturients is a topic of ongoing discussion between obstetricians and anesthesiologists. The primary unanswered question remains; How should the anesthesia provider proceed with labor analgesia and anesthesia for cesarean section when confronted with an advanced, asymptomatic, or minimally symptomatic case of ACM-1 during labor? CASE DESCRIPTION: A 24-year-old, ASA II, G1P0 full-term parturient presented to Labor and Delivery for vaginal delivery...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181025/surgical-management-of-chiari-i-malformation-based-on-different-cerebrospinal-fluid-flow-patterns-at-the-cranial-vertebral-junction
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Tao Fan, HaiJun Zhao, XinGang Zhao, Cong Liang, YinQian Wang, QiFei Gai
Chiari I malformation has been shown to present different cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow patterns at the cranial-vertebral junction (CVJ). Posterior fossa decompression is the first-line treatment for symptomatic Chiari I malformation. However, there is still controversy on the indication and selection of decompression procedures. This research aims to investigate the clinical indications, outcomes, and complications of the decompression procedures as alternative treatments for Chiari I malformation, based on the different CSF flow patterns at the cranial-vertebral junction...
February 9, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164059/neuropathic-knee-joint-a-complication-of-syrinx-following-spinal-anesthesia-a-rare-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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S Swaroop Chandra, J K Giriraj Harshavardhan, Ganesan G Ram, P V Vijayaraghavan
INTRODUCTION: Neurological complications due to spinal anesthesia are dysesthesia, paresthesia, cauda equina syndrome, and neuropathic joint. However, neurological complications are rare. We report a case of neuropathic joint of knee as a complication of syrinx following postspinal anesthesia. CASE REPORT: A 33-year-old female came with complaints of pain and instability of her left knee and left foot drop. She had developed weakness of her left lower limb following her cesarean section surgery done under spinal anesthesia...
September 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134637/experiences-in-performing-posterior-calvarial-distraction
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Kevin McMillan, Mark Lloyd, Martin Evans, Nicholas White, Hiroshi Nishikawa, Desiderio Rodrigues, Melanie Sharp, Pete Noons, Guirish Solanki, Stephen Dover
The use of posterior calvarial distraction (PCD) for the management of craniosynostosis is well recognized. The advantages of using this technique include increased cranial volume, decreased intracranial pressure, relief of posterior fossa crowding, improved cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation at the cranio-cervical junction with cessation, and possible resolution of syrinx.The authors retrospectively review their first 50 patients who have undergone PCD under the senior author's care in our unit.The demographics, diagnoses, intraoperative approach with techniques in distractor placement and outcomes of each patient were obtained through an electronic craniofacial database and written patient records...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097251/management-of-progressive-late-onset-scoliosis-with-magnetic-growth-rod-insertion-leading-to-improvement-of-neural-anomalies-a-case-report
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Amit Zaveri, Valerio Pace, Dimpu Bhagawati, Vijay Rajamani, Thillainayagam Muthukumar, Hilali Noordeen
BACKGROUND: To present the first known reported case of late onset idiopathic scoliosis with concomitant neural anomalies, treated with sequential distraction using magnetic growth rod, had significant improvement in both cranio-cervical and intraspinal anomaly. METHODS: A caucasian, growing female child (at the age of ten) presented with moderately progressive late onset right thoracic scoliosis. She was found to have Chiari type I malformation and a cervicothoracic syrinx on routine pre-operative MRI scanning...
December 2016: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094426/the-role-of-cine-flow-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-with-chiari-0-malformation
#17
Kerem Mazhar Ozsoy, Kadir Oktay, Nuri Eralp Cetinalp, Yurdal Gezercan, Tahsin Erman
AIM: The aim of this study was to define the role of phase-contrast cine magnetic resonance imaging in deciding the therapeutic strategy and underlying pathophysiology resulting in syrinx formation in patients with Chiari type 0 malformation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seven patients admitted to our clinic with diagnosis of Chiari 0 malformations during the period January 2005 to July 2016 were enrolled in the study. All patients underwent a detailed preoperative neurological examination...
December 14, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036062/an-unusual-case-of-post-traumatic-headache-complicated-by-intracranial-hypotension
#18
Sara Siavoshi, Carrie Dougherty, Jessica Ailani, Kaustubh Yadwadkar, Frank Berkowitz
We present a case of post-traumatic headache complicated by intracranial hypotension resulting in an acquired Chiari malformation and myelopathy with syringomyelia. This constellation of findings suggest a possible series of events that started with a traumatic cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) leak, followed by descent of the cerebellar tonsils and disruption of CSF circulation that caused spinal cord swelling and syrinx. This unusual presentation of post-traumatic headache highlights the varying presentations and the potential sequelae of intracranial hypotension...
December 29, 2016: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921214/external-validity-of-the-chiari-severity-index-and-outcomes-among-pediatric-chiari-i-patients-treated-with-intra-or-extra-dural-decompression
#19
Jared M Pisapia, Maxwell B Merkow, Danielle Brewington, Rosemary E Henn, Leslie N Sutton, Phillip B Storm, Gregory G Heuer
INTRODUCTION: Chiari malformation type-1 (CM-1) may be treated by intradural (ID) or extradural (ED) posterior fossa decompression, although the optimal approach is debated. The Chiari Severity Index (CSI) is a pre-operative metric to predict patient-defined improvement after CM-1 surgery. In this study, we evaluate the results of ID versus ED decompression and assess the external validity of the CSI. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of pediatric CM-1 patients undergoing decompression at a single academic children's hospital...
February 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894943/acquired-chiari-malformation-and-syringomyelia-secondary-to-space-occupying-lesions-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Justin Wang, Naif M Alotaibi, Nardin Samuel, George M Ibrahim, Aria Fallah, Michael D Cusimano
BACKGROUND: Acquired Chiari malformations (ACM) and associated syringomyelia secondary to space-occupying lesions can cause neurologic deficits independent of or in combination with the offending mass. Although type I Chiari malformations are traditionally treated with posterior fossa decompression, optimal surgical management of ACM and associated syringomyelia remains unclear. The purpose of this study is to review the current literature surrounding the management of ACM. METHODS: A systematic review was performed in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines...
February 2017: World Neurosurgery
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