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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035995/internal-auditory-canal-tumor-as-an-incidental-finding-on-a-choline-pet-ct-scan-in-a-prostate-cancer-patient
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Julia Malamitsi, Roxanni Efthymiadou, Theodore Pipikos, Fani Vlachou, Vassilis Prassopoulos
An 84-year-old man with a history of prostate cancer, treated with radiotherapy, presented with an increase in PSA levels. F-choline PET/CT showed foci of increased choline uptake in L4 and L5 vertebrae, suggestive of bone metastases and another focus in the right cerebellopontine angle. A brain MRI revealed a focus of intense contrast enhancement in the same region, consistent with an acoustic neuroma.
October 13, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033685/evaluation-and-identification-of-lumbosacral-transitional-vertebra-causing-intractable-low-back-pain-utilizing-bone-single-photon-emission-tomography-with-computed-tomography
#2
Khulood S Al Riyami, Suliman M Alahmed, Ziauddin Z Saad, Jamshed Bomanji
The cause of low back pain due to lumbosacral transitional vertebra (LSTV) still remains a debated topic. Functional imaging with bone scintigraphy has been a valuable adjunct in its assessment; however, in recent years, the additional utility of single-photon emission tomography with computed tomography (SPECT/CT) is evolving as the imaging modality of choice in identifying range of complex lower back pain sources, leading to the provision of suitable treatment options. We present a case demonstrating a variant type of LSTV as a source of pain localized and delineated on hybrid SPECT/CT imaging treated by minimally invasive microendoscopic resection of the pseudoarticulations...
October 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033381/the-effect-of-once-yearly-zoledronic-acid-on-hip-structural-and-biomechanical-properties-derived-using-computed-tomography-ct-in-japanese-women-with-osteoporosis
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Masako Ito, Teruki Sone, Masataka Shiraki, Satoshi Tanaka, Chika Irie, Yuri Ota, Toshitaka Nakamura
The effects of zoledronic acid on hip structural and biomechanical properties were evaluated in Japanese patients with osteoporosis by computed tomography (CT). The subjects included in this study were a subset of female subjects (zoledronic acid group, 49 subjects; placebo group, 53 subjects) in the phase 3 trial (ZONE study) who were available for multi-detector row CT (MDCT) scanning. Eligible subjects were those diagnosed with primary osteoporosis based on the Diagnostic Criteria for Primary Osteoporosis (2000) by the Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Research and who had between one and four fractured vertebrae located between the fourth thoracic vertebra and the fourth lumbar vertebra...
October 12, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032381/analysis-of-correlation-between-vertebral-endplate-change-and-lumbar-disc-degeneration
#4
Long Xiao, Chunlin Ni, Jiandong Shi, Zhirong Wang, Suchun Wang, Jianwei Zhang, Aiqing Lu
BACKGROUND To evaluate the correlation between vertebral endplate change and the level of lumbar disc degeneration via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 345 patients who were recruited from our hospital from May 2012 to May 2016 were evaluated for the presence of intervertebral disc degeneration or herniation. The degree of degeneration was assessed according to Pfirrmann grade. Vertebral endplate change was evaluated based on the endplate concave angle (ECA), and Modic change on sagittal MRI...
October 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030703/osteoporotic-vertebral-fractures-predictive-factors-for-conservative-treatment-failure-a-systematic-review
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Marco Muratore, Andrea Ferrera, Alessandro Masse, Alessandro Bistolfi
PURPOSE: To analyze clinical, radiographic and magnetic resonance findings that might predict risk of complications and conservative treatment failure of osteoporotic vertebral fractures. METHODS: The authors conducted a systematic review of observational studies, collecting data on osteoporotic vertebral fracture and complications like vertebral collapse, kyphosis, pseudoarthrosis, and neurologic deficit. MeSH items such as 'spinal fracture/radiology,' 'spinal fracture/complications,' 'spinal fracture/diagnosis' were used...
October 13, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026672/intraoperative-navigation-guided-resection-of-anomalous-transverse-processes-in-patients-with-bertolotti-s-syndrome
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Harish Babu, Carlito Lagman, Terrence T Kim, Marshall Grode, J Patrick Johnson, Doniel Drazin
BACKGROUND: Bertolotti's syndrome is characterized by enlargement of the transverse process at the most caudal lumbar vertebra with a pseudoarticulation between the transverse process and sacral ala. Here, we describe the use of intraoperative three-dimensional image-guided navigation in the resection of anomalous transverse processes in two patients with Bertolotti's syndrome. CASE DESCRIPTIONS: Two patients diagnosed with Bertolotti's syndrome who had undergone the above-mentioned procedure were identified...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026618/a-case-of-polymicrobial-anaerobic-spondylodiscitis-due-to-parvimonas-micra-and-fusobacterium-nucleatum
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Leanne M Cleaver, Shara Palanivel, Damien Mack, Simon Warren
Introduction. Here, we present a case of polymicrobial anaerobic spondylodiscitis. Case Presentation. A forty-five year-old female patient was referred to a specialist orthopaedic hospital with an eight week history of back pain without fevers. X-ray imaging and magnetic resonance imaging showed acute osteomyelitis of the twelfth thoracic and first lumbar vertebrae. Prolonged enrichment cultures grew Parvimonas micra and Fusobacterium nucleatum, identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionisation-time of flight (MALDI-ToF) mass spectrometry (MS)...
April 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023899/visceral-adiposity-increases-risk-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-male-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-recurrence-after-liver-transplant
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Aldo J Montano-Loza, Vera C Mazurak, Maryam Ebadi, Judith Meza-Junco, Michael B Sawyer, Vickie E Baracos, Norman Kneteman
Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is a metabolically active organ, associated with higher risk of malignancies. We aimed to evaluate if VAT is associated with the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients presenting with cirrhosis as well as HCC recurrence after liver transplantation (LT). Cirrhotic patients (n=678; 457 males) who were assessed for LT (289 with HCC) were evaluated for body composition analysis. Patients who underwent LT (n=247, 168 males) were subsequently evaluated for body composition, and 96 of these patients (78 males) had HCC...
October 10, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023719/natural-variability-and-effects-of-cleaning-and-storage-procedures-on-vertebral-chemistry-of-the-blacktip-shark-carcharhinus-limbatus
#9
J P Lewis, W F Patterson, J K Carlson
Key methodological assumptions regarding the degree of natural variability and influence of sample handling and storage of elasmobranch vertebral chemistry were assessed using laser-ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Vertebral chemistry of juvenile blacktip sharks Carcharhinus limbatus was examined to identify whether differences existed among different regions of the vertebral column, between thoracic vertebrae of individual fish or within individual vertebrae. Additionally, the effects of bleach exposure and storage in ethanol on vertebral chemistry were compared...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022168/vertebral-heights-and-ratios-are-not-only-race-specific-but-also-gender-and-region-specific-establishment-of-reference-values-for-mainland-chinese
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Lei Ning, Li-Jiang Song, Shun-Wu Fan, Xing Zhao, Yi-Lei Chen, Zhao-Zhi Li, Zi-Ang Hu
This study established gender-specific reference values in mainland Chinese (MC) and is important for quantitative morphometry for diagnosis and epidemiological study of osteoporotic vertebral compressive fracture. Comparisons of reference values among different racial populations are then performed to demonstrate the MC-specific characteristic. PURPOSE: Osteoporotic vertebral compressive fracture (OVCF) is a common complication of osteoporosis in the elder population. Clinical diagnosis and epidemiological study of OVCF often employ quantitative morphometry, which relies heavily on the comparison of patients' vertebral parameters to existing reference values derived from the normal population...
October 11, 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021920/vitamin-d-and-calcium-are-required-at-the-time-of-denosumab-administration-during-osteoporosis-treatment
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Yukio Nakamura, Takako Suzuki, Mikio Kamimura, Kohei Murakami, Shota Ikegami, Shigeharu Uchiyama, Hiroyuki Kato
To evaluate the differences in outcomes of treatment with denosumab alone or denosumab combined with vitamin D and calcium supplementation in patients with primary osteoporosis. Patients were split into a denosumab monotherapy group (18 cases) or a denosumab plus vitamin D supplementation group (combination group; 23 cases). We measured serum bone alkaline phosphatase (BAP), tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRACP)-5b and urinary N-terminal telopeptide of type-I collagen (NTX) at baseline, 1 week, as well as at 1 month and 2, 4, 8 and 12 months...
2017: Bone Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021681/acute-spinal-cord-compression-caused-by-atypical-vertebral-hemangioma
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Salah Bellasri, Jamal Fatihi, Abderrahim Elktaibi, Abad Cherif El Asri
Vertebral hemangioma is common, benign lesion that occurs mostly in the body of vertebral bones and is mostly asymptomatic although they may occasionally extend into the posterior elements. An isolated location in the neural arch of vertebrae is extremely rare. An acute spinal cord compression by an exceptional hemangioma involving spinous process of the seventh thoracic vertebra and respecting vertebral body in a 40-year-old woman is reported. On magnetic resonance imaging of the spine, the lesion was hypointense on T1-weighted image, hyperintense on T2-weited image, and enhancing avidly, causing compression of spinal cord...
July 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021141/use-of-a-dynamic-gait-trainer-for-a-child-with-thoracic-level-spinal-cord-injury
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Wendy Altizer, Garey Noritz, Ginny Paleg
Paediatric spinal cord injury (SCI) can result in permanent mobility impairment with consequences for activity, participation and quality of life. This case documents the effect of an overground supported stepping intervention using a dynamic gait trainer. To our knowledge, there are no published studies on this intervention for children with SCI and similar interventions have only been reported in children at American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale (AIS) levels B and C.A child with a T10 (thoracic level, vertebra 10), AIS level A injury, sustained at 2 years of age, continued to make gains in all areas including participation, activity, body structure and function over the following 4 years...
October 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019888/an-upper-cervical-cord-compression-secondary-to-occult-follicular-thyroid-carcinoma-metastases-successfully-treated-with-multiple-radioiodine-therapies-a-clinical-case-report
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Ping Dong, Ni Chen, Lin Li, Rui Huang
RATIONALE: The spine is the most common site of bone metastases due to thyroid cancer; however, spinal cord compression as a complication of metastatic thyroid cancer is very rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 48-year-old female patient was presented to the Neurosurgical Department, complaining of progressive back neck pain with bilateral upper extremities numbness and weakness for 4 months. DIAGNOSIS: Imaging studies revealed osteolytic destruction in bodies and accessories of the second and third cervical vertebrae with a huge soft-tissue mass compressing spinal cord and causing swelling...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019591/x-ray-dynamic-observation-of-cervical-degenerative-disease-induced-by-unbalanced-dynamic-and-static-forces-in-rats-1
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Hua Xie, Yongjing Huang, Luming Nong, Nanwei Xu, Gongming Gao, Dong Zhou
PURPOSE: To investigate dynamically the X-ray appearance of cervical degenerative disease induced by unbalanced dynamic and static forces in rats. METHODS: A total of 60 Sprague Dawley rats were randomized into test (n=45) and control (n=15) groups, which were randomly subdivided into the one-, three- and six-month post-operative groups. The test group included 10, 15 and 20 rats at the respective corresponding post-operative stage and the control group included five rats at each time-point...
September 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018654/double-crush-of-l5-spinal-nerve-root-due-to-l4-5-lateral-recess-stenosis-and-bony-spur-formation-of-lumbosacral-transitional-vertebra-pseudoarticulation-a-case-report-and-review
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Motoyuki Iwasaki, Masahiko Akiyama, Izumi Koyanagi, Yoshimasa Niiya, Tatsuo Ihara, Kiyohiro Houkin
We present a case of double-crushed L5 nerve root symptoms caused by inside and outside of the spinal canal with spur formation of the lumbosacral transitional vertebra (LSTV). A 78-year-old man presented with 7-year history of moderate paresis of his toe and left leg pain when walking. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed spinal stenosis at the L3/4 and 4/5 spinal levels and he underwent wide fenestration of both levels. Leg pain disappeared and 6-min walk distance (6MWD) improved after surgery, however, the numbness in his toes increased and 6MWD decreased 9 months after surgery...
October 2017: NMC Case Rep J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017490/germline-mutation-within-col2a1-associated-with-lethal-chondrodysplasia-in-a-polled-holstein-family
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Sina Reinartz, Hartmut Mohwinkel, Christian Sürie, Maren Hellige, Karsten Feige, Deborah Eikelberg, Andreas Beineke, Julia Metzger, Ottmar Distl
BACKGROUND: The bulldog calf syndrome is a lethal form of the inherited congenital chondrodysplasias. Among the progeny of the polled Holstein bull Energy P cases of lethal chondrodysplasia were observed. Pedigrees of the cases and the frequency of 3/8 cases among the offspring of Energy P at our teaching and experimental farm Ruthe (LuFG Ruthe) supported the assumption of a germline mutation with a mosaic of normal and defective sperm. RESULTS: All three malformed calves were examined using necropsy, histopathology and computed tomography scanning...
October 10, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017309/langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-of-the-thoracic-spine-in-an-adult
#18
Myeong Cheol Kim, Sun Hee Sung, Yongjae Cho
We report a case of a 45-year-old man with a complaint of both leg weakness and hypoesthesia. Radiological evaluation revealed an osteolytic lesion of the ninth thoracic vertebra. The patient underwent posterior corpectomy with total excision of the tumor, mesh cage insertion with posterior screw fixation and subsequent radiotherapy. Histology confirmed the diagnosis of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH). This case report presents the diagnostic work-up, histopathological evaluation, and the treatment procedures of rare LCH in the thoracic spine...
September 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016431/incidence-of-congenital-spinal-abnormalities-among-pediatric-patients-and-their-association-with-scoliosis-and-systemic-anomalies
#19
Peter G Passias, Gregory W Poorman, Cyrus M Jalai, Bassel G Diebo, Shaleen Vira, Samantha R Horn, Joseph F Baker, Kartik Shenoy, Saqib Hasan, John Buza, Wesley Bronson, Justin C Paul, Ian Kaye, Norah A Foster, Ryan T Cassilly, Jonathan H Oren, Ronald Moskovich, Breton Line, Cheongeun Oh, Shay Bess, Virginie LaFage, Thomas J Errico
BACKGROUND: Congenital abnormalities when present, according to VACTERL theory, occur nonrandomly with other congenital anomalies. This study estimates the prevalence of congenital spinal anomalies, and their concurrence with other systemic anomalies. METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis on Health care Cost and Utilization Project's Kids Inpatient Database (KID), years 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009 was performed. ICD-9 coding identified congenital anomalies of the spine and other body systems...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993889/recurrent-primary-osseous-hemangiopericytoma-in-the-thoracic-spine-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Takahiro Onoki, Haruo Kanno, Toshimi Aizawa, Ko Hashimoto, Eiji Itoi, Hiroshi Ozawa
PURPOSE: Primary osseous hemangiopericytoma (HPC) of the spine is exceedingly rare. HPC has malignant potential and has the capacity for metastasis and local recurrence. We herein present the first case of recurrent primary osseous HPC in the thoracic spine that was successfully treated by total spondylectomy at three vertebral levels and spinal reconstruction. METHODS: We performed a two-stage operation for recurrent HPC using anterior and posterior approaches at the T5-T7 vertebrae...
October 9, 2017: European Spine Journal
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