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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330575/a-new-technique-for-minimal-invasive-complete-spinal-cord-injury-in-minipigs
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Elena E Foditsch, Gratian Miclaus, Irina Patras, Ioan Hutu, Karin Roider, Sophina Bauer, Günter Janetschek, Ludwig Aigner, Reinhold Zimmermann
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to develop a minimal invasive complete spinal cord injury (SCI) minipig model for future research applications. The minipig is considered a translationally relevant model for SCI research. However, a standardized minimal invasive complete SCI model for pigs has not yet been established. METHODS: Adult Göttingen minipigs were anesthetized and placed in extended prone position. After initial computed tomography (CT) scan, the skin was incised, a needle placed in the epidural fatty tissue...
January 12, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316189/acute-lumbar-paraspinal-compartment-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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William Alexander, Nelson Low, George Pratt
While still a rare entity, acute lumbar paraspinal compartment syndrome has an increasing incidence. Similar to other compartment syndromes, acute lumbar paraspinal compartment syndrome is defined by raised pressure within a closed fibro-osseous space, limiting tissue perfusion within that space. The resultant tissue ischaemia presents as acute pain, and if left untreated, it may result in permanent tissue damage. A literature search of 'paraspinal compartment syndrome' revealed 21 articles. The details from a case encountered by the authors are also included...
January 8, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296165/skull-base-and-craniocervical-bone-pneumatisation-two-case-reports-of-differing-presentations-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Olivia Francies, Simon Morley, Tim Beale
We report two patients with increased central skull base and craniocervical junction bone pneumatisation complicated by extra-osseous gas. One patient presented with symptoms of increasing nasal blockage and 'sinus pressure' on a background of extensive nasal polyposis. He was subsequently found to have a history of repeated Valsalva's manoeuvre, the cessation of which resulted in a rapid decrease in the amount of extra-osseous gas on imaging. The second patient presented following a minor head trauma with dysarthria from a hypoglossal nerve palsy and neck pain, with extensive intra- and extra-cranial gas including within the spinal canal (pneumorrhachis)...
November 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285404/cervicothoracic-syringomyelia-caused-by-cervical-spinal-stenosis-case-report-and-literature-review
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Mohamed Badri, Ghassen Gader, Kamel Bahri, Ihsen Zammel
Background: Syringomyelia is commonly associated with Chiari malformations, spinal trauma, arachnoiditis, or tumors. However, rarely, cervical canal stenosis is implicated in intramedullary cavitations. Case Discription: Here, we report the case of a 60-year-old male patient who presented with loss of pain and temperature sensation in upper extremities associated with a spastic tetraparesis. On magnetic resonance imaging, the patient was found to have syringomyelia extending from C1 to Th3...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259148/successful-recovery-from-spontaneous-spinal-epidural-hematoma-in-a-patient-undergoing-hemodialysis
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Arata Hibi, Takahisa Kasugai, Keisuke Kamiya, Keisuke Kamiya, Satoru Kominato, Chiharu Ito, Toshiyuki Miura, Katsushi Koyama
BACKGROUND Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) occurs in the spinal epidural space in the absence of traumatic or iatrogenic causes, and is considered to be a neurological emergency, as spinal cord compression may lead to neurological deficit. Prompt diagnosis of SSEH can be difficult due to the variety of presenting symptoms, which may resemble those of stroke. Patients who undergo hemodialysis (HD) are at risk of bleeding due to anticoagulation during dialysis and uremia. However, SSEH in HD patients undergoing HD has rarely been reported...
December 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229178/cervical-spine-clearance-in-adults-following-blunt-trauma-a-national-survey-across-major-trauma-centres-in-england
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G Chilvers, K Porter, S Choudhary
AIM: To assess current practice in cervical spine clearance across major trauma centres in England and review current guidelines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An electronic survey was sent to lead trauma clinicians at 22 major trauma centres in England. This assessed the clinical decision tools used, the choice of initial imaging technique, and the methods used to clear the cervical spine in alert and obtunded patients without focal neurology, and where initial imaging was normal...
December 8, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200479/management-of-sub-axial-cervical-spine-injuries
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Gautam Zaveri, Gurdip Das
Sub-axial cervical spine injuries are commonly seen in patients with blunt trauma. They may be associated with spinal cord injury resulting in tetraplegia and severe permanent disability. Immobilization of the neck, maintenance of blood pressure and oxygenation, rapid clinical and radiological assessment of all injuries, and realignment of the spinal column are the key steps in the emergency management of these injuries. The role of intravenous methylprednisolone administration in acute spinal cord injuries remains controversial...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188679/a-new-surgical-positioning-system-for-robotic-assisted-minimally-invasive-spine-surgery-and-transpedicular-approach-to-the-disc
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G Vadalà, D Accoto, F Russo, I Portaccio, M Rossini, S Valentini, R Papalia, V Denaro
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) procedures for the treatment of spinal pathologies have experienced exponential growth due to improved techniques and decreased trauma to the patient. Several MISS procedures that require the use of a trans-pedicular cannula as a guiding tool for pedicle screw placement, delivery of biomaterials to the vertebral body or injection of biologics to the disc space have been described. Although these are clear advantages of MISS, the limited dissection and exposure may reduce the accuracy and stability of operation and make spine surgeons rely heavily on intraoperative fluoroscopy, raising concerns over the level of radiation exposure...
October 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181770/a-novel-translational-model-of-spinal-cord-injury-in-nonhuman-primate
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Marine Le Corre, Harun N Noristani, Nadine Mestre-Frances, Guillaume P Saint-Martin, Christophe Coillot, Christophe Goze-Bac, Nicolas Lonjon, Florence E Perrin
Spinal cord injuries (SCI) lead to major disabilities affecting > 2.5 million people worldwide. Major shortcomings in clinical translation result from multiple factors, including species differences, development of moderately predictive animal models, and differences in methodologies between preclinical and clinical studies. To overcome these obstacles, we first conducted a comparative neuroanatomical analysis of the spinal cord between mice, Microcebus murinus (a nonhuman primate), and humans. Next, we developed and characterized a new model of lateral spinal cord hemisection in M...
November 27, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160005/investigation-of-parameters-predicting-the-need-for-diagnostic-imaging-beyond-computed-tomography-in-the-evaluation-of-dogs-with-thoracolumbar-myelopathy-retrospective-evaluation-of-555-dogs
#10
Lee Emery, Silke Hecht, Xiaocun Sun
Thoracolumbar myelopathy encompasses a number of disease processes such as intervertebral disc disease, discospondylitis, trauma, congenital malformations, neoplasia, and intramedullary spinal cord disease. Compressive disc herniations are most common in dogs and require imaging procedures such as myelography, computed tomography (CT), and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to determine the need and location for decompressive surgery. The purposes of this retrospective, cross-sectional study were to evaluate all dogs undergoing thoracolumbar CT imaging as the initial diagnostic step between 2010 and 2015 and determine whether any of the imaging characteristics could be used to predict the need for additional imaging in the form of myelography, CT myelography, and/or MRI...
November 20, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148922/feasibility-and-safety-of-using-thoracic-and-lumbar-cortical-bone-trajectory-pedicle-screws-in-spinal-constructs-in-children-technical-note
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Jonathan N Sellin, Jeffrey S Raskin, Kristen A Staggers, Alison Brayton, Valentina Briceño, Amee J Moreno, Andrew Jea
Thoracic and lumbar cortical bone trajectory pedicle screws have been described in adult spine surgery. They have likewise been described in pediatric CT-based morphometric studies; however, clinical experience in the pediatric age group is limited. The authors here describe the use of cortical bone trajectory pedicle screws in posterior instrumented spinal fusions from the upper thoracic to the lumbar spine in 12 children. This dedicated study represents the initial use of cortical screws in pediatric spine surgery...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145287/transforaminal-endoscopy-in-lumbar-burst-fracture-a-case-report
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Yuanyi Wang, Cong Ning, Liyu Yao, Xiuying Huang, Chengliang Zhao, Bin Chen, Nan Zhang
RATIONALE: Lumbar burst fractures are frequent injury resulting from high-energy trauma, and the patients suffer from pain and the neurologic dysfunction. Although minimally invasive techniques have advanced rapidly, it was the first time to apply transforaminal endoscopic combined with percutaneous pedicle screw fixation to treatment of lumbar burst fractures. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 33-year-old man underwent Magerl type A3.1 burst fracture at L2 and compression fractures at L3 due to falling from a height with severe lower back pain, sensory loss, and atony of the right leg...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137080/a-medium-term-follow-up-of-adult-lumbar-tuberculosis-treating-with-3-surgical-approaches
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Qi Hong Zhang, Qiang Guo, Chaofeng Guo, Jianhuang Wu, Jinyang Liu, Qile Gao, Yuxiang Wang
Surgical intervention is an important option for treating lumbar tuberculosis. Previous studies have reported different surgical intervention procedures. To our knowledge, few studies have compared the clinical results of mid-term follow-up of 3 different surgeries in surgical treatment of spinal tuberculosis. This study's purpose is to evaluate the effectiveness of 3 different surgeries for the treatment of lumbar tuberculosis in adult and analyze the mid-term influence of the surgery on quality of life.Between June 2004 and January 2010, a total of 137 adult patients (54 women and 83 men) with lumbar tuberculosis were recruited for this study...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114089/angiographic-and-clinical-characteristics-of-thoracolumbar-spinal-epidural-and-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas
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Hiro Kiyosue, Yuji Matsumaru, Yasunari Niimi, Keisuke Takai, Tomoya Ishiguro, Masafumi Hiramatsu, Kotaro Tatebayashi, Toshinori Takagi, Shinichi Yoshimura
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to compare the angiographic and clinical characteristics of spinal epidural arteriovenous fistulas (SEAVFs) and spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (SDAVFs) of the thoracolumbar spine. METHODS: A total of 168 cases diagnosed as spinal dural or extradural arteriovenous fistulas of the thoracolumbar spine were collected from 31 centers. Angiography and clinical findings, including symptoms, sex, and history of spinal surgery/trauma, were retrospectively reviewed...
November 7, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107721/the-correlation-between-vertical-laminar-fractures-and-the-severity-of-associated-burst-fractures
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Jian-Xiang Xu, Cheng-Wei Zhou, Qian Tang, Cheng-Gui Wang, Jia-Wei Li, Li-Lian Zhang, Hua-Zi Xu, Nai-Feng Tian
BACKGROUND: Patients with laminar fractures have a higher chance to suffer severe traumas and neurological deficits. In previous studies, laminar fractures were divided into different types based on the axial plane of computed tomographic scans. No report described the morphology of vertical laminar fractures in the coronal plane. Furthermore, the correlation between a specific type of laminar fracture and the extent of severity of TL burst fractures has rarely been mentioned. METHODS: A retrospective evaluation of 341 patients with TL burst fractures with or without laminar fractures were divided into six groups based on the morphology observed across reconstructed coronal and axial computed tomographic planes...
October 28, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095327/cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-due-to-low-molecular-weight-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
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Ezequiel Gleichgerrcht, Ming Y Lim, Tanya N Turan
INTRODUCTION: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is an immune-mediated complication of heparin exposure. A limited number of studies have reported cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) as the presenting thrombotic event induced by HIT, only one of which occurred with exposure to low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH), with death as outcome. Here, we present a unique case of LMWH-induced HIT leading to CVST but resulting in good clinical outcome. CASE REPORT: A 52-year-old woman received subcutaneous LMWH for deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis while in rehabilitation following kyphoplasty for spinal fracture related to recent trauma...
November 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095302/spontaneous-spinal-epidural-hematomas-one-case-report-and-rehabilitation-outcome
#17
Hang Xian, Li-Wei Xu, Cong-Han Li, Jian-Ming Hao, Wei-Xia Wan, Guo-Dong Feng, Ke-Jian Lian, Lin Li
RATIONALE: Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) is a relatively rare but potentially disabling disease, and the classical presentation of it includes an acute onset of severe, sometimes radiating back or neck pain, followed by signs and symptoms of rapidly evolving nerve root or spinal cord compression. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we report a 26-year-old female patient presented with weakness in bilateral lower extremities, progressing to intense paraplegia and anesthesia without recent medical history of trauma, infection, surgery, or drug use...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091065/the-3d-characteristics-of-post-traumatic-syringomyelia-in-a-rat-model-a-propagation-based-synchrotron-radiation-microtomography-study
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Shenghui Liao, Shuangfei Ni, Yong Cao, Xianzhen Yin, Tianding Wu, Hongbin Lu, Jianzhong Hu, Hao Wu, Ye Lang
Many published literature sources have described the histopathological characteristics of post-traumatic syringomyelia (PTS). However, three-dimensional (3D) visualization studies of PTS have been limited due to the lack of reliable 3D imaging techniques. In this study, the imaging efficiency of propagation-based synchrotron radiation microtomography (PB-SRµCT) was determined to detect the 3D morphology of the cavity and surrounding microvasculature network in a rat model of PTS. The rat model of PTS was established using the infinite horizon impactor to produce spinal cord injury (SCI), followed by a subarachnoid injection of kaolin to produce arachnoiditis...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Synchrotron Radiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089670/complications-exclusive-to-long-strut-grafts-used-following-multilevel-cervical-corpectomy-utilization-of-advanced-imaging-techniques
#19
Pushpa B Thippeswamy, Sunitha P Kumaran, Vinay Hegde, Sanjaya Viswamitra
When surgical decompression of cervical spine is considered, multilevel cervical corpectomy with long strut grafts is the preferred treatment. This procedure is used in a variety of pathologies including degenerative disease, tumors, trauma and infection. Corpectomy with interbody grafting helps in adequate spinal canal and neural decompression compared to multilevel discectomy, which could be difficult as well as inadequate. Fibular/iliac strut grafts are used for reconstruction along with a stabilizing hardware in this procedure...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29088951/update-on-critical-care-for-acute-spinal-cord-injury-in-the-setting-of-polytrauma
#20
John K Yue, Ethan A Winkler, Jonathan W Rick, Hansen Deng, Carlene P Partow, Pavan S Upadhyayula, Harjus S Birk, Andrew K Chan, Sanjay S Dhall
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) often occurs in patients with concurrent traumatic injuries in other body systems. These patients with polytrauma pose unique challenges to clinicians. The current review evaluates existing guidelines and updates the evidence for prehospital transport, immobilization, initial resuscitation, critical care, hemodynamic stability, diagnostic imaging, surgical techniques, and timing appropriate for the patient with SCI who has multisystem trauma. Initial management should be systematic, with focus on spinal immobilization, timely transport, and optimizing perfusion to the spinal cord...
November 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
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