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Iatrogenic nerve injury

F C Heider, H M Mayer
OBJECTIVE: Herniated disc tissue removal to decompress the spinal nerve/cauda equina. Minimization of iatrogenic trauma and associated injuries. INDICATIONS: Conservative treatment did not sufficiently improve clinical symptoms. This is true for progressive or persisting neurological deficits, as well as for persisting pain which alters the quality of the patient`s life. Results of surgery are strongly dependent on the preoperative duration of symptoms. Paramount is the "timing" of surgery: poorer surgical results associated with increasing preoperative duration of symptoms...
September 29, 2016: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
Ralph J Mobbs, Kevin Phan, Greg Malham, Kevin Seex, Prashanth J Rao
Degenerative disc and facet joint disease of the lumbar spine is common in the ageing population, and is one of the most frequent causes of disability. Lumbar spondylosis may result in mechanical back pain, radicular and claudicant symptoms, reduced mobility and poor quality of life. Surgical interbody fusion of degenerative levels is an effective treatment option to stabilize the painful motion segment, and may provide indirect decompression of the neural elements, restore lordosis and correct deformity. The surgical options for interbody fusion of the lumbar spine include: posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF), transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF), oblique lumbar interbody fusion/anterior to psoas (OLIF/ATP), lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) and anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)...
December 2015: J Spine Surg
T Linder, S Mulazimoglu, T El Hadi, V Darrouzet, D Ayache, T Somers, S Schmerber, C Vincent, M Mondain, E Lescanne, D Bonnard
OBJECTIVES: To give an insight into why, when and where iatrogenic facial nerve (FN) injuries may occur and to explain how to deal with them in an emergency setting. DESIGN AND SETTING: Multicentre retrospective study in eight tertiary referral hospitals over 17 years. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty patients with partial or total FN injury during surgery for chronic otitis media (COM) were revised. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Indication and type of surgery, experience of the surgeon, intra- and postoperative findings, value of CT scanning, patient management and final FN outcome were recorded...
September 23, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Brandon Michael Henry, Jens Vikse, Matthew J Graves, Silvia Sanna, Beatrice Sanna, Iwona M Tomaszewska, Wan Chin Hsieh, R Shane Tubbs, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
BACKGROUND: The relationship between the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) and inferior thyroid artery (ITA) is highly variable and traceable back to embryological life. METHODS: Comprehensive database searches were conducted, followed by judgment of eligibility, assessment, and extraction of data concerning the RLN/ITA relationship. The data were pooled into a meta-analysis and subjected to sex, side-based, geographic origin of study, and study modality subgroup analyses...
September 14, 2016: Head & Neck
Nam-Gyu Ryu, Jin Kim
Unexpected iatrogenic facial nerve paralysis not only affects facial disfiguration, but also imposes a devastating effect on the social, psychological, and economic aspects of an affected person's life at once. The aims of this study were to postulate where surgeons had mistakenly drilled or where obscured by granulations or by fibrous bands and to look for surgical approach with focused on the safety of facial nerve in mastoid surgery. We had found 14 cases of iatrogenic facial nerve injury (IFNI) during mastoid surgery for 5 years in Korea...
September 2016: Journal of Audiology & Otology
Sinisa Dučić, Vladimir Radlović, Bojan Bukva, Zoran Radojičić, Goran Vrgoč, Iva Brkić, Tatjana Jaramaz Dučić, Hari Jurdana, Dusan Abramović, Nikola Bojović, Lovro Štefan
BACKGROUND: Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning are the preferred treatment of displaced supracondylar humeral fractures in children. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the non-standard Dorgan's method and compare its results with those of the standard percutaneous cross pinning method in treatment of unstable or irreducible Gartland type II and III supracondylar humeral fractures in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective evaluation of 138 consecutive patients with Gartland type II or III extension supracondylar humeral fractures referred to University Children's Hospital during a four-year period...
September 7, 2016: Injury
Travis J Menge, Elizabeth B Rinker, Kang-Hsien Fan, John J Block, Donald H Lee
INTRODUCTION: Carpal tunnel steroid injections (CTIs) have the potential risk of damaging underlying critical structures, including the median nerve (MN), radial artery (RA), and ulnar neurovascular bundle (UB). The purpose of this study was to analyze the safety of a volar radial (VR) and volar ulnar (VU) CTI, using standardized anatomical "safe zones." MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was performed on 87 cadaveric arms using a percentage of the total wrist width as a guide for placement of a VR (30 and 33% of total wrist width) and VU (60 and 66% of total wrist width) injection...
April 2016: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
Marshall A Kuremsky, Nahir Habet, Richard D Peindl, R Glenn Gaston
PURPOSE: To quantify the distance of the dorsal ulnar sensory branch, floor of the extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) subsheath, and ulnar neurovascular bundles from the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC), and secondarily to assess the safety of an all-inside arthroscopic repair of the TFCC with a commonly used meniscal repair device with respect to the aforementioned structures. METHODS: A custom K-wire with 1-mm gradation was used to determine the distance of at-risk structures from the periphery of the TFCC in 13 above-elbow human cadaver specimens...
September 7, 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Ersin Erçin, Mustafa Gökhan Bilgili, Emre Baca, Serdar Hakan Başaran, Alkan Bayrak, Cemal Kural, Mustafa Cevdet Avkan
BACKGROUND: The present objective was to compare medial mini-open and percutaneous treatment of pediatric supracondylar fractures according to fluoroscopy time, duration of surgery, and iatrogenic ulnar nerve injury. METHODS: A total of 104 Gartland type III supracondylar humerus fractures were prospectively evaluated between 2011 and 2013. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to type of fixation. In Group A (41 patients), medial pin was inserted with mini-open incision with 2 lateral pins inserted percutaneously...
July 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
A E Dekker, P Krijnen, I B Schipper
PURPOSE: Supracondylar humeral fractures (SCHF) are among the most common injuries in children. The aim of this systematic review was to investigate functional and radiographic outcome after crossed and lateral K-wire fixation for displaced extension-type SCHF, and complications related to the type of K-wire construction used. METHODS: RCTs and prospective comparative cohorts on the functional outcome and complications after fracture reduction and K-wire fixation were identified in MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science and the Cochrane Library...
August 29, 2016: Injury
Rafael De la Garza Ramos, C Rory Goodwin, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, Amit Jain, Emily K Miller, Nicole Huang, Khaled M Kebaish, Paul D Sponseller, Daniel M Sciubba
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of and factors associated with complications following idiopathic scoliosis surgery in adolescents. METHODS The Nationwide Inpatient Sample database was used to identify patients 10-18 years of age who had undergone spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) from 2002 to 2011. Twenty-three unique in-hospital postoperative complications, including death, were examined. A series of logistic regressions was used to determine if any demographic, comorbid, or surgical parameter was associated with complication development...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Thomas Frieling
Fecal incontinence is defined by the unintentional loss of solid or liquid stool, and anal incontinence includes leakage of gas and / or fecal incontinence. Anal-fecal incontinence is not a diagnosis but a symptom. Many patients hide the problem from their families, friends, and even their doctors. Epidemiologic studies indicate a prevalence between 7-15 %, up to 30 % in hospitals and up to 70 % in longterm care settings. Anal-fecal incontinence causes a significant socio-economic burden. There is no widely accepted approach for classifying anal-fecal incontinence available...
August 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Andreas K Filis, Lary A Robinson, Frank D Vrionis
BACKGROUND: Surgical outcomes for Pancoast (superior sulcus) tumors of the lung have significantly changed during the last few decades and have improved with use of curative-intent surgery by utilizing en bloc complete resections. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of 11 selected patients treated at Moffitt Cancer Center from 2007 to 2016. Data from patient records were collected and analyzed. RESULTS: All 11 patients with a Pancoast tumor involving the first rib had their T1 root preserved at surgery...
July 2016: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
Robert Gaudin, Christian Knipfer, Anders Henningsen, Ralf Smeets, Max Heiland, Tessa Hadlock
Peripheral nerve injury is a common clinical entity, which may arise due to traumatic, tumorous, or even iatrogenic injury in craniomaxillofacial surgery. Despite advances in biomaterials and techniques over the past several decades, reconstruction of nerve gaps remains a challenge. Autografts are the gold standard for nerve reconstruction. Using autografts, there is donor site morbidity, subsequent sensory deficit, and potential for neuroma development and infection. Moreover, the need for a second surgical site and limited availability of donor nerves remain a challenge...
2016: BioMed Research International
Zehra Yilmaz, Cemal Ucer, Edwin Scher, Jon Suzuki, Tara Renton
BACKGROUND: Dental implant-related iatrogenic trigeminal nerve (TG) injuries are proportionally increasing with dental implant surgery. This study, which is presented in greater detail over a series of articles, assessed the experience of implant-related TG nerve injuries among UK dentists. Incidence and cause of inferior alveolar nerve (IAN), mental nerve (MN), and lingual nerve (LN) injuries, together with preoperative assessment and the consent process, are presented in this article...
October 2016: Implant Dentistry
Kathleen M Tibbetts, Derek Wu, Jeffrey V Hsu, William B Burton, Michel Nassar, Melin Tan
OBJECTIVE: Unilateral vocal fold immobility (UVFI) results in deficits in phonatory, respiratory, and swallow function of the pediatric patient. Little is known about long-term functional swallow outcomes. METHODS: Medical records of children diagnosed with UVFI between 2005 and 2014 at a tertiary children's hospital were retrospectively reviewed. Etiology, laryngoscopy findings, and swallow status at diagnosis and follow-up were recorded. Swallow outcomes were compared by etiology using Fisher's exact test...
September 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Morgan Jones, Hean Wu Kang, Christopher O'Neill, Paul Maginn
Radial nerve injury is a recognised complication associated with humeral shaft fracture. A case of iatrogenic radial nerve injury is presented following fracture reduction. The relevant anatomy, challenges in management of humeral fractures with associated radial nerve injury, and the importance of detailed clinical assessment and documentation are discussed.
2016: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Georg Philipp Hammer, Peter Valentin Tomazic, Sarah Vasicek, Matthias Graupp, Markus Gugatschka, Anneliese Baumann, Peter Konstantiniuk, Stephan Herwig Koter
OBJECTIVE: Iatrogenic injury of the vagus nerve or its branches during carotid endarterectomy (CEA) can result in globus sensation, dysphagia, and even vocal fold immobility. Knowledge of morphologic and functional laryngopharyngeal outcomes after CEA is poor. The present study was performed to determine potential iatrogenic damage to the laryngeal innervation after CEA. An area of particular interest was the supraglottic sensory threshold, which was examined by Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing With Sensory Testing (FEESST; Pentax Medical Company, Montvale, NJ), a validated and safe method for the determination of the motor and sensory components of swallowing...
July 27, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Hyung Suk Jung, Yong Beom Lee, Jae Sung Lee
BACKGROUND: There are significant variations in the anatomy of the dorsal cutaneous branch of the ulnar nerve (DCBUN). The DCBUN is at risk for iatrogenic injury during surgeries around the ulnar side of the wrist. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the relationship between the ulnar styloid process and the DCBUN and to confirm the DCBUN's change in location with different forearm positions. METHODS: We examined 9 fresh frozen cadaveric limbs to establish the course of this nerve...
February 2016: J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol
María Fe García Reija, Julia C Blasco Palacio
The segment of the facial nerve (FN) between its emergence from the skull through the stylomastoid foramen and its bifurcation at the parotid area is referred to as the FN trunk (FNT). Injury to the facial nerve trunk is among the most undesirable outcomes following different otologic, plastic, maxillofacial, and neurosurgical procedures. These procedures frequently involve manipulation and isolation of this segment, and meticulous dissection should be practiced to avoid iatrogenic damage to the nerve. Identification and exposure of the FN trunk, however, may be difficult because it is surrounded by dense connective tissue...
September 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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