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Degenerative scoliosis

Harjoat Riyat, Richard Jones, Debashis Sarkar, Richard Stephenson
Kidney laceration following blunt trauma is responsible for up to 3% of trauma cases. The risk factors associated with renal injury are attributed to the risks of mechanical injury. However, anatomical variations that may accelerate the insult of injury are poorly documented. This case report describes a 25-year-old with degenerative lumbar scoliosis who presented with flank pain and visible haematuria following a low-impact injury. The patient had a grade IV renal injury. The curvature of the spine, shown on CT imaging, revealed a reduced retroperitoneal space around the left kidney...
March 21, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Tae Sik Goh, Jong Ki Shin, Myung Soo Youn, Jung Sub Lee
Study Design: A prospective study. Purpose: To identify associations between psychiatric factors and patient-reported outcomes after corrective surgery in patients with lumbar degenerative kyphosis (LDK). Overview of Literature: Thus far, to the best of our knowledge, patient factors that may help predict patient-reported outcomes after corrective surgery for LDK have not been studied. Methods: We prospectively investigated 46 patients with LDK who underwent surgical correction with a minimum follow-up of 2 years...
February 2018: Asian Spine Journal
Aaron J Buckland, Bryan M Beaubrun, Evan Isaacs, John Moon, Peter Zhou, Sam Horn, Gregory Poorman, Jared C Tishelman, Louis M Day, Thomas J Errico, Peter G Passias, Themistocles Protopsaltis
Study Design: Retrospective radiological review. Purpose: To quantify the effect of sitting vs supine lumbar spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and change in anterior displacement of the psoas muscle from L1-L2 to L4-L5 discs. Overview of Literature: Controversy exists in determining patient suitability for lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) based on psoas morphology. The effect of posture on psoas morphology has not previously been studied; however, lumbar MRI may be performed in sitting or supine positions...
February 2018: Asian Spine Journal
Mehmet Beyazal, Münevver Serdaroglu Beyazal, Ekrem Kara, Hatice Beyazal Polat, Fatma Beyazal Çeliker, Şaban Ergene
Isolated spontaneous renal artery dissection (RAD) without known trauma is rare, and its etiology has not been determined. However, notable risk factors including hypertension, strenuous exercise, connective tissue disorders, atherosclerosis, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, and cocaine abuse have been reported. To the best of our knowledge, isolated RAD caused by lumbar vertebra osteophytes in patients with degenerative lumbar scoliosis has not been reported in the literature. In this article, we present a case of RAD caused by lumbar vertebra osteophyte in a patient with degenerative scoliosis and discuss the management of the disease...
January 1, 2018: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Alex Sabo, Jesse Hatgis, Michelle Granville, Robert E Jacobson
Osteoporotic patients can present with either single or multiple fractures secondary to repeated falls and progressive osteoporosis. Multiple fractures often lead to additional spinal deformity and are a sign of more severe osteoporosis. In the thoracic spine, multiple fractures are associated with the development of gradual thoracic kyphosis but neurologic deficits are uncommon. In the lumbar spine, patients with multiple lumbar fractures have more constant lumbar pain, may have symptoms related to concurrent lumbar stenosis or degenerative scoliosis, and may present with radiculopathy, especially with fractures at L4 and L5...
December 19, 2017: Curēus
X Kang, L Dong, T Yang, Z Wang, G Huang, X Chen
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiographic outcomes of upper thoracic (UT) versus lower thoracic (LT) upper instrumented vertebrae (UIV) for adult scoliosis by meta-analysis. We conducted a literature search in three databases to retrieve related studies up to March 15, 2017. The preliminary screened studies were assessed by two reviewers according to the selection criteria. All analyses were carried out using the statistical software package R version 2.31. Odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) were used to describe the results...
2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
Jamal N Shillingford, Joseph L Laratta, Lee A Tan, Nana O Sarpong, James D Lin, Charla R Fischer, Ronald A Lehman, Yongjung J Kim, Lawrence G Lenke
BACKGROUND: Spinopelvic fixation is an integral part of achieving solid fusion across the lumbosacral junction, especially in deformity procedures requiring substantial correction or long-segment constructs. Traditional S2-alar-iliac (S2AI) screw-placement techniques utilize fluoroscopy, increasing operative time and radiation exposure to the patient and surgeon. We describe a novel free-hand technique for S2AI screw placement in patients with adult spinal deformity. METHODS: We reviewed the records of 45 consecutive patients who underwent spinopelvic fixation performed with use of S2AI screws by the senior surgeon and various fellows or residents over a 12-month period (2015 to 2016)...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Michael D Daubs, Harsimran S Brara, Laura B Raaen, Peggy Guey-Chi Chen, Ashaunta T Anderson, Steven M Asch, Teryl K Nuckols
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis (DLS) is often associated with sagittal imbalance, which may affect patients' health outcomes before and after surgery. The appropriateness of surgery and preferred operative approaches has not been examined in detail for patients with DLS and sagittal imbalance. PURPOSE: The goal of this paper is to describe what is currently known about the relationship between sagittal imbalance and health outcomes among patients with DLS, and to determine how indications for surgery in patients with DLS differ when sagittal imbalance is present...
February 2, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
C J Liu, Z Q Zhu, S Duan, K F Wang, W W Xia, S Xu, H Y Liu
Objective: To review and compare radiological parameters between degenerative lumbar kyphoscoliosis (DLKS) and degenerative lumbar kyphosis (DLK), and analyze the relationships between coronal and sagittal deformities and compensatory mechanisms of sagittal balance. Methods: A total of 82 patients with lumbar degenerative deformities were enrolled for our radiographic study at Department of Spinal Surgery, Peking University People's Hospital from January 2016 to May 2017. These patients were divided into two groups: DLKS group (39 patients) with lumbar coronal and sagittal deformities, and DLK group (43 patients) just with lumbar sagittal deformity...
February 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Fabio Galbusera, Tito Bassani, Elena Stucovitz, Carlotta Martini, Maryem-Fama Ismael Aguirre, Pedro L Berjano, C Lamartina
PURPOSE: Most patients suffering from Parkinson's disease (PD) exhibit alterations in the posture, which can in several cases give rise to spine deformities, both in the sagittal and the coronal plane. In addition, degenerative disorders of the spine frequently associated to PD, such as spinal stenosis and sagittal instability, can further impact the quality of life of the patient. In recent years, spine surgery has been increasingly performed, with mixed results. The aim of this narrative review is to analyze the spinal disorders associated to PD, and the current evidence about their surgical treatment...
February 3, 2018: European Spine Journal
Bassel G Diebo, George A Beyer, Preston W Grieco, Shian Liu, Louis M Day, Roby Abraham, Qais Naziri, Peter G Passias, Aditya V Maheshwari, Carl B Paulino
INTRODUCTION: Patients with lumbar spine and hip disorders may, during the course of their treatment, undergo spinal fusion and THA. There is disagreement among prior studies regarding whether patients who undergo THA and spinal fusion are at increased risk of THA dislocation and other hip-related complications. QUESTIONS / PURPOSES: Is short or long spinal fusion associated with an increased rate of postoperative complications in patients who underwent a prior THA? PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of New York State's Department of Health database (SPARCS) was performed...
February 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Baoshan Xu, Haiwei Xu, Xinlong Ma, Yue Liu, Qiang Yang, Hongfeng Jiang, Ning Li, Ning Ji
For complex lumbar spinal stenosis, using of endoscopy technique may provide clear vision with less invasive dissection of paravertebral muscle. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and clinical efficacy of bilateral decompression and intervertebral fusion via unilateral fenestration for complex lumbar spinal stenosis using mobile microendoscopic discectomy (MMED) technique.A total of 61 patients with complex lumbar spinal stenosis (lumbar canal stenosis combined with degenerative spondylolisthesis, instability, and scoliosis) were treated with this procedure...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Xiexing Wu, Yu Liu, Xiaobin Guo, Wei Zhou, Liangliang Wang, Jiawei Shi, Yunxia Tao, Mo Zhu, Dechun Geng, Huilin Yang, Haiqing Mao
Intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD) is one of the key predisposing factors for low back pain. Although the exact mechanism remains unclear, inflammatory response and nucleus pulposus (NP) apoptosis are known to play important roles in this process. Prolactin protects against inflammation-associated chondrocyte apoptosis in arthritis. Based on prior studies, we hypothesized that prolactin might have therapeutic effects on IVDD by inhibiting the apoptosis of degenerative human disc NP cells. An experimental model of IVDD was established in 3-month-old Sprague-Dawley rats by submitting them to percutaneous disc puncture with a 20-gauge needle on levels 7-8 and 8-9 of the coccygeal vertebrae...
January 24, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Adam S Kanter, Zachary J Tempel, Nitin Agarwal, D Kojo Hamilton, Joseph M Zavatsky, Gregory M Mundis, Stacie Tran, Dean Chou, Paul Park, Juan S Uribe, Michael Y Wang, Neel Anand, Robert Eastlack, Praveen V Mummaneni, David O Okonkwo
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) is an effective adjunct in adult degenerative scoliosis (ADS) surgery. LLIF approaches performed from the concavity or convexity have inherent approach-related risks and benefits. OBJECTIVE: To analyze LLIF approach-related complications and radiographic and clinical outcomes in patients with ADS. METHODS: A multicenter retrospective review of a minimally invasive adult spinal deformity database was queried with a minimum of 2-yr follow-up...
January 18, 2018: Neurosurgery
Jinlei Zhang, Yong Hai, Jincai Yang, Aixing Pan, Yangpu Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical and spinopelvic features in patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis and degenerative lumbar scoliosis (LSDLS) and those with standalone lumbar spondylolisthesis (SALS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 130 patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis seen between 05/2013 and 12/2016 in our hospital. Propensity score matching was used to reduce an age distribution imbalance between the two groups. Clinical and spinopelvic parameters were compared by independent samples t test and chi-square test...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Yong Fan, Jin Peng Du, Ji Jun Liu, Jia Nan Zhang, Shi Chang Liu, Ding Jun Hao
The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical and radiological differences among three advanced guided technologies in adult degenerative scoliosis. A total of 1012 pedicle screws were inserted in 83 patients using a spine robot (group A), 886 screws were implanted in 75 patients using a drill guide template (group B), and 1276 screws were inserted in 109 patients using CT-based navigation (group C). Screw positions were evaluated using postoperative CT scans according to the Gertzbein and Robbins classification...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
Owoicho Adogwa, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Amanda R Sergesketter, Michael Ongele, Victoria Vuong, Syed Khalid, Jessica Moreno, Joseph Cheng, Isaac O Karikari, Carlos A Bagley
OBJECTIVE: Interdisciplinary management of elderly patients requiring spine surgery has been shown to improve short and long-term outcomes. The aim of this study is to determine whether an interdisciplinary team approach mitigates use of intensive care unit (ICU) resources. METHODS: A unique co-management model for elderly patients undergoing lumbar fusion surgery was implemented at a major academic medical center. The Peri-operative Optimization of Senior Health Program(POSH) was launched with the aim of improving outcomes in elderly patients(>65-years-old) undergoing complex lumbar spine surgery...
January 6, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Maciej J K Simon, Henry F H Halm, Markus Quante
BACKGROUND: Degenerative adult de novo (DAD) scoliosis appears characteristically in the sixth or seventh decade with symptoms of severe back pain and radiculopathy or spinal claudication. The aim of this study was to enhance the knowledge of perioperative complications and detect possible risk factors in this selective DAD scoliosis surgery. METHODS: This retrospective study included only patients with DAD scoliosis undergone correction spondylodesis with previous failure of conservative treatment...
January 10, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
George McKay, Peter Alexander Torrie, Wendy Bertram, Priyan Landham, Stephen Morris, John Hutchinson, Roland Watura, Ian Harding
OBJECTIVE: Myelography has been shown to highlight foraminal and lateral recess stenosis more readily than computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). It also has the advantage of providing dynamic assessment of stenosis in the loaded spine. The advent of weight-bearing MRI may go some way towards improving assessment of the loaded spine and is less invasive, however availability remains limited. This study evaluates the potential role of myelography and its impact upon surgical decision making...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
Leah Y Carreon, Michael P Kelly, Charles H Crawford, Christine R Baldus, Steven D Glassman, Christopher I Shaffrey, Keith H Bridwell
STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal cohort. OBJECTIVES: To determine if the minimum clinically important difference (MCID) and substantial clinical benefit (SCB) thresholds for the Scoliosis Research Society-22R (SRS22R) domains in patients with degenerative lumbar scoliosis are similar to those in patients with adult spinal deformity (ASD) with fusions extending into the thoracic spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The MCID and SCB thresholds for the SRS22R domains in patients with ASD and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis have been reported...
January 2018: Spine Deformity
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