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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137676/a-medium-invasiveness-multi-level-patient-s-specific-template-for-pedicle-screw-placement-in-the-scoliosis-surgery
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Farhad Azimifar, Kamran Hassani, Amir Hossein Saveh, Farhad Tabatabai Ghomsheh
BACKGROUND: Several methods including free-hand technique, fluoroscopic guidance, image-guided navigation, computer-assisted surgery system, robotic platform and patient's specific templates are being used for pedicle screw placement. These methods have screw misplacements and are not always easy to be applied. Furthermore, it is necessary to expose completely a large portions of the spine in order to access fit entirely around the vertebrae. METHODS: In this study, a multi-level patient's specific template with medium invasiveness was proposed for pedicle screw placement in the scoliosis surgery...
November 14, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065043/defining-and-correcting-asymmetry-in-isolated-unilateral-frontosphenoidal-synostosis-differences-in-orbital-shape-facial-scoliosis-and-skullbase-twist-compared-to-unilateral-coronal-synostosis
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Gerhard S Mundinger, Rachel Skladman, Tara Wenger, Craig C Birgfeld, Joseph S Gruss, Amy Lee, Richard Ellenbogen, Richard A Hopper
INTRODUCTION: Isolated frontosphenoidal synostosis (FS) is a rare cause of fronto-orbital plagiocephaly that can be challenging to distinguish from isolated unicoronal synostosis (UC). The purpose of this paper is to analyze differences in fronto-orbital dysmorphology between the 2 conditions, to describe approaches for surgical correction, and to report surgical outcomes between FS and UC patients in a casecontrol fashion. METHODS: Patients treated for craniosynostosis over a 12-year period at our institution were retrospectively evaluated under institutional review board approval...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063595/pulmonary-anatomy-and-a-case-of-unilateral-aplasia-in-a-common-snapping-turtle-chelydra-serpentina-developmental-perspectives-on-cryptodiran-lungs
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E R Schachner, J C Sedlmayr, R Schott, T R Lyson, R K Sanders, M Lambertz
The common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) is a well studied and broadly distributed member of Testudines; however, very little is known concerning developmental anomalies and soft tissue pathologies of turtles and other reptiles. Here, we present an unusual case of unilateral pulmonary aplasia, asymmetrical carapacial kyphosis, and mild scoliosis in a live adult C. serpentina. The detailed three-dimensional (3D) anatomy of the respiratory system in both the pathological and normal adult C. serpentina, and a hatchling are visualized using computed tomography (CT), microCT, and 3D digital anatomical models...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049269/long-term-surgical-outcomes-after-early-definitive-spinal-fusion-for-early-onset-scoliosis-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-at-mean-follow-up-of-14-years
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Ryoji Tauchi, Noriaki Kawakami, Michael Anton Castro, Tetsuya Ohara, Toshiki Saito, Kazuaki Morishita, Ippei Yamauchi
BACKGROUND: Several authors mentioned surgical outcome for scoliosis associated with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1). However, no studies have summarized long-term surgical outcomes after surgical treatment of early-onset scoliosis (EOS) with NF-1. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the long-term surgical outcome after early definitive spinal fusion for EOS in NF-1 patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review on a cohort of 11 patients diagnosed with EOS associated with NF-1 between 1990 and 2009 in our hospital...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955005/accurate-diagnosis-of-chronic-low-back-pain-in-a-high-level-college-athlete-a-case-report
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Kenji Yokoyama, Kazuta Yamashita, Masatoshi Morimoto, Fumitake Tezuka, Fumio Hayashi, Yoichiro Takata, Toshinori Sakai, Kosaku Higashino, Takashi Chikawa, Hiroshi Yonezu, Akihiro Nagamachi, Koichi Sairyo
A 21-year-old woman who was high-level college softball player presented with a 6-month history of low back pain that had been treated unsuccessfully by medication at local clinics. There was tenderness in the left paravertebral muscle at the lower lumbar level. X-ray and computed tomography revealed congenital scoliosis and an L6 hemivertebra. Short tau inversion recovery magnetic resonance imaging showed a fluid collection at the left L6-S1 facet joint. We performed a diagnostic facet injection, consisting of 1% lidocaine and steroids, that was infiltrated into the left facet joint at L6-S1...
2017: Journal of Medical Investigation: JMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953709/differential-rod-contouring-is-essential-for-improving-vertebral-rotation-in-patients-with-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-thoracic-curves-assessed-with-intraoperative-ct
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Shoji Seki, Peter O Newton, Yasuhito Yahara, Hiroto Makino, Masato Nakano, Norikazu Hirano, Yoshiharu Kawaguchi, Tomoatsu Kimura
STUDY DESIGN: Case series. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the contributions of rod contouring and of differential rod contouring (DRC) to the reduction of apical axial vertebral body rotation in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: DRC is used for posterior spinal correction and fusion. The contribution of DRC to vertebral body derotation is unclear. METHODS: We analyzed the results of intraoperative computed tomography (CT) in 40 consecutive AIS patients with thoracic curves (Lenke type I or II, 35; type III or IV, 5)...
September 26, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944086/development-of-spinal-deformities-in-the-tight-skin-mouse
#7
Bing Li, Jill Pg Urban, Jing Yu
Tight-skin (TSK) mice are commonly used as an animal model to study the pathogenesis of Marfan syndrome (MFS), but little is known of their skeletal phenotype and in particular of the development of the spinal deformities, common in MFS. Here we examined growth of the axial skeletons of TSK and wild-type(B6) mice during their period of rapid growth. The whole bodies of mice, 4-12 weeks of age, were scanned after sacrifice, by micro-computed tomography (microCT). We reconstructed three-dimensional models of the spine and ribs, and measured vertebral body heights and rib lengths using the Mac-based image-processing software "OsiriX"...
2017: Bone Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943907/total-en-bloc-spondylectomy-of-the-eleventh-thoracic-vertebra-following-denosumab-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-a-giant-cell-tumor
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Gen Inoue, Takayuki Imura, Masayuki Miyagi, Wataru Saito, Ryo Tazawa, Toshiyuki Nakazawa, Masashi Takaso
Although denosumab has been reported to induce effective clinical results with respect to tumor shrinkage in a short-term follow-up clinical study, total spondylectomy is recognized as the treatment of choice for eradicating giant cell tumors (GCTs) of the spine. The present study reports the case involving a GCT in the 11th thoracic vertebra complicated by idiopathic scoliosis and treated using total en bloc spondylectomy (TES) with preoperative denosumab therapy. A 35-year-old woman received preoperative denosumab therapy for 8 months, followed by surgery using a computed tomography (CT)-based navigation system that optimized accuracy by recognizing the area of the detached parietal pleura, the irregular border of the collapsed vertebra, and the adjacent vertebra...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843447/influence-of-spinopelvic-alignment-and-morphology-on-deviation-in-the-course-of-the-psoas-major-muscle
#9
Shimei Tanida, Shunsuke Fujibayashi, Bungo Otsuki, Kazutaka Masamoto, Shuichi Matsuda
BACKGROUND: In some people, the psoas major rises laterally or anteriorly at the L4/5 disc level and detaches from the most posterior aspect of the disc despite the absence of transitional vertebrae; this is called the "rising psoas sign." There are no reports of the relationship between spinopelvic parameters and rising psoas sign. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between spinopelvic parameters and deviations in the location and shape of psoas major muscle at the L4/5 disc level...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826918/surgical-management-of-142-cases-of-split-cord-malformations-associated-with-osseous-divide
#10
Tao Wang, Jian-Wen Gu, Tie-Jun Shi, Ke Li, Wei Wang, Xiao-Jun Bai, Jun-Hai Zhang, Zhi-Feng Yang, Shao-Jie Cui
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the key surgical points in treating split cord malformations associated with osseous divide and scoliosis (SCM-OD-S). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The surgical options and methods of a total of 142 SCM-OD-S cases were retrospectively analyzed, and the surgical precautions and imaging diagnosis were also discussed. RESULTS: The 142 patients were performed osseous divide resection plus dural sac molding, which achieved good results and no serious complication such as spinal cord and nerve injury occurred; certain symptoms such as urination-defecation disorders, muscle strength subsidence, Pes Cavus, and toe movement disorder in partial patients achieved various degrees of relief, and it also created good conditions for next-step treatment against scoliosis...
August 1, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746131/assessment-of-the-cross-sectional-areas-of-the-psoas-major-and-multifidus-muscles-in-patients-with-adult-spinal-deformity-a-case-control-study
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Tomohiro Banno, Yu Yamato, Tomohiko Hasegawa, Sho Kobayashi, Daisuke Togawa, Shin Oe, Yuki Mihara, Kenta Kurosu, Naoto Yamamoto, Yukihiro Matsuyama
STUDY DESIGN: This is a case-control study. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to compare the cross-sectional areas of the psoas major and multifidus muscles between elderly patients with adult spinal deformity (ASD) and age-matched and body weight-matched controls, and to evaluate the associations between the cross-sectional areas of these muscles and the severity of spinal deformity. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The study included 49 female kyphosis patients with mild scoliosis (Cobb angle <20 degrees; mean age, 70...
August 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742737/the-azygos-vein-is-at-potential-risk-of-injury-from-malpositioning-of-left-thoracic-pedicle-screw-in-thoracic-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-patients
#12
Jun Jiang, Bang-Ping Qian, Yong Qiu, Bin Wang, Yang Yu, Ze-Zhang Zhu
STUDY DESIGN: A computed tomography study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the changed position of azygos vein in patients with thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and to analyze the potential risk of injury of azygos vein from thoracic pedicle screw placement in these patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: It has been widely recognized that the anatomic positions of structures adjacent to the vertebrae may change in patients with AIS. To date, no study had evaluated such change of azygos vein in patients with AIS...
August 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671878/application-of-low-dose-stereoradiography-in-in-vivo-vertebral-morphologic-measurements-comparison-with-computed-tomography
#13
Saba Pasha, Tom Schlösser, Xiaowei Zhu, Xochitl Mellor, René Castelein, John Flynn
BACKGROUND: Though computed tomography (CT) and 3 dimensional (3D) reconstruction of the spine and ribcage are powerful techniques for detailed monitoring of spinal growth and surgical planning of patients, drawbacks can arise. We explored the application of low-dose stereoradiography of the spine to calculate distinct morphologic parameters of the vertebral body in a juvenile patient population with early-onset scoliosis or congenital scoliosis. This study compares the 3D vertebral morphology measurements using low-dose stereoradiography with the currently accepted imaging modality for such measurements, CT scans...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660205/pneumothoraces-in-collagen-vi-related-dystrophy-a-case-series-and-recommendations-for-management
#14
Kristin L Fraser, Scott Wong, A Reghan Foley, Sameer Chhibber, Carsten G Bönnemann, Daniel J Lesser, Carla Grosmann, Anne Rutkowski
Collagen VI-related dystrophy (collagen VI-RD) is a rare neuromuscular condition caused by mutations in the COL6A1, COL6A2 or COL6A3 genes. The phenotypic spectrum includes early-onset Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy, adult-onset Bethlem myopathy and an intermediate phenotype. The disorder is characterised by distal hyperlaxity and progressive muscle weakness, joint contractures and respiratory insufficiency. Respiratory insufficiency is attributed to chest wall contractures, scoliosis, impaired diaphragmatic function and intercostal muscle weakness...
April 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631190/pedicle-screw-insertion-accuracy-in-terms-of-breach-and-reposition-using-a-new-intraoperative-cone-beam-computed-tomography-imaging-technique-and-evaluation-of-the-factors-associated-with-these-parameters-of-accuracy-a-series-of-695-screws
#15
Virginie Cordemans, Ludovic Kaminski, Xavier Banse, Bernard G Francq, Christine Detrembleur, Olivier Cartiaux
PURPOSE: The goals of this study were to assess the accuracy of pedicle screw insertion using an intraoperative cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) system, and to analyze the factors potentially influencing this accuracy. METHODS: Six hundred and ninety-five pedicle screws were inserted in 118 patients between October 2013 and March 2016. Screw insertion was performed using 2D-fluoroscopy or CBCT-based navigation. Accuracy was assessed in terms of breach and reposition...
November 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609321/change-in-lung-volume-following-thoracoscopic-anterior-spinal-fusion-surgery-a-3-dimensional-computed-tomography-investigation
#16
Caroline G Yu, Caroline A Grant, Maree T Izatt, Robert D Labrom, Geoffrey N Askin, Clayton J Adam, J Paige Little
STUDY DESIGN: Lung volumes and thoracic anatomy were measured from low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans preoperatively and 2 years following thoracoscopic anterior spinal fusion (TASF) for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess changes in lung volume after TASF surgical correction. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: AIS patients are known to have decreased pulmonary function as a consequence of their spinal and ribcage deformity...
June 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508768/inveterate-42-year-old-hip-dislocation-treated-with-arthroplasty-a-case-study
#17
Tomasz Pitera, Grzegorz Guzik, Piotr Biega
Dislocation of the hip usually results from a high-energy injury sustained during a road accident. Inveterate dislocations persisting for many months or years are extremely rare. Selection of an appropriate treatment method is not easy and is always associated with the risk of serious complications. The present authors hope that a description of the course of diagnostic work-up and treatment of a patient in whom a hip dislocation persisted for 42 years will prove interesting and helpful for orthopaedists who may encounter such a case in their practice...
April 12, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449960/evaluating-the-change-in-axial-vertebral-rotation-following-thoracoscopic-anterior-scoliosis-surgery-using-low-dose-computed-tomography
#18
J Paige Little, Maree T Izatt, Clayton J Adam, Olivia Lofgren, Anna Sundberg, Robert D Labrom, Geoffrey N Askin
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: In recent years, there has been increasing appreciation of the need to treat scoliosis as a three-dimensional deformity. PURPOSE: Assessment of surgical strategies and outcomes should consider not only the coronal plane correction but also derotation of the transverse plane deformity that can affect trunk appearance. STUDY DESIGN: This study included a cohort of 29 female adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients who received thoracoscopic single rod anterior fusion (TASF) surgery...
May 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437349/a-new-navigational-tool-for-pedicle-screw-placement-in-patients-with-severe-scoliosis-a-pilot-study-to-prove-feasibility-accuracy-and-identify-operative-challenges
#19
Michael Putzier, Patrick Strube, Riccardo Cecchinato, Claudio Lamartina, Eike K Hoff
STUDY DESIGN: Pilot study. OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate the feasibility and accuracy of a newly designed navigational spinal instrument guiding tool for patient-matched thoracic and lumbar pedicle screw placement in patients with severe scoliosis, and to identify intraoperative challenges that may be relevant. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Pedicle screw placement is challenging in severely rotated scoliotic spine with small diameters and asymmetrical shape of the pedicles and vertebrae...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437345/accuracy-of-iliac-screws-insertion-in-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery-relationship-between-misplacement-and-the-iliac-morphologies
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Tomohiro Banno, Tsuyoshi Ohishi, Tomohiko Hasegawa, Yu Yamato, Sho Kobayashi, Daisuke Togawa, Tatsuya Yasuda, Yukihiro Matsuyama
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the accuracy of freehand iliac screw insertion and to determine how this can be performed safely. BACKGROUND AND METHODS: Seventy-seven adult scoliosis patients with an average age of 70.1 years who underwent spinal deformity surgery with spinopelvic fixation using bilateral iliac screws were enrolled. Penetration of the iliac table was assessed using postoperative computed tomography...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
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