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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078834/magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-of-patients-with-suspected-tuberculosis-from-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-sri-lanka
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A S Pallewatte, N A Wickramasinghe
Introduction: Spinal tuberculosis (TB) is a relatively common cause for spinal pathology in Sri Lanka and a common indication for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Objectives: The objective of the study was to describe the MRI imaging pattern of spinal TB in a series of patients. Methods: One hundred and nine patients with clinically confirmed spinal tuberculosis who had undergone MRI scans at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka from 2012-2016 were included in the study...
30, 2016: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068970/quadriplegia-caused-by-an-epidural-abscess-occurring-at-the-same-level-of-cervical-destructive-spondyloarthropathy-a-case-report
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Jun-Seok Lee, Ji-Hyun Ryu, Jong-Tae Park, Ki-Won Kim
BACKGROUND: Destructive spondyloarthropathy (DSA) is one of the major complications in patients undergoing long-term hemodialysis. To the best of our knowledge, an epidural abscess occurring at the level of preexisting cervical DSA has not been well described in the literature. We report a unique case of quadriplegia caused by an epidural abscess occurring at the same level of preexisting cervical DSA. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49-year-old woman was transferred to our emergency department with 5 days of sepsis, drowsy mental status, and quadriplegia below the C5 level...
January 10, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068278/cervical-spondylitis-and-epidural-abscess-caused-by-brucellosis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Hatice Reşorlu, Suzan Saçar, Beşir Şahin Inceer, Ayla Akbal, Ferhat Gökmen, Coskun Zateri, Yilmaz Savaş
Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease widely seen in endemic regions and that can lead to systemic involvement. The musculoskeletal system is frequently affected, and the disease can exhibit clinical involvements such as arthritis, spondylitis, spondylodiscitis, osteomyelitis, tenosynovitis and bursitis. Spondylitis and spondylodiscitis, common complications of brucellosis, predominantly affect the lumbar and thoracic vertebrae. Epidural abscess may occur as a rare complication of spondylitis. Spinal brucellosis and development of epidural abscess in the cervical region are rare...
December 1, 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065719/the-currarino-triad-what-pediatric-surgeons-need-to-know
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Amr Abdelhamid AbouZeid, Shaimaa Abdelsattar Mohammad, Mohammad Abolfotoh, Ahmed Bassiouny Radwan, Mohamed Mohamed ElSayed Ismail, Tarek Ahmed Hassan
PURPOSE: We report our experience in managing a group of patients with Currarino syndrome, highlighting diagnostic challenges, surgical techniques, in addition to a review of current neurosurgical options. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included patients with Currarino syndrome who presented to our pediatric surgery department during the period 2010 through 2016. The 'sacral scimitar' in plain X-ray provided the clue for the diagnosis; while MRI examination was essential to define the nature of the presacral mass and associated spinal anomalies...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061487/thermal-induced-osteonecrosis-of-adjacent-vertebra-after-intradiscal-electrothermal-therapy
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Soonjoon Kim, Sun-Ho Lee, Eun-Sang Kim, Whan Eoh
A 42-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with complaints of low back pain and intermittent right thigh pain. Twelve weeks before admission, the patient received intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) at a local hospital. The patient still reported low back pain after the procedure that was managed with narcotic analgesics. Follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed, and his referring physician thought the likely diagnosis was spondylodiscitis at the L4-5 spinal segment with a small epidural abscess...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053850/disseminated-coccidioidomycosis-presenting-with-intramedullary-spinal-cord-abscesses-management-challenges
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Kristina L Bajema, Mark F Dalesandro, David N Fredricks, Meena Ramchandani
Coccidioides species are endemic to the southwestern United States and typically cause a mild or asymptomatic primary infection. In some instances, infection can disseminate and involve the central nervous system with meningitis being the most common manifestation. Non-osseous spinal cord involvement is exceedingly rare. We report a case of disseminated coccidioidomycosis in an otherwise healthy 20 year old man with diffuse leptomeningeal enhancement, cerebrospinal fluid findings suggestive of meningitis, and intramedullary spinal cord abscesses...
March 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050433/primary-liver-abscess-with-anterior-abdominal-wall-extension-caused-by-mycobacteriumtuberculosis-complex
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Jayashri Sanjay Pandya, Rahul Vilas Kandekar, Ajeet Ramamani Tiwari, Rahul Kadam, Devbrata Radhikamohan Adhikari
Tubercular liver abscess is generally secondary to some other primary foci in the body, most notably pulmonary and gastrointestinal system. To find primary tubercular liver abscess is rare, with prevalence of 0.34% in patients with hepatic tuberculosis. Abscess tracking into abdominal wall from spinal and para spinal tuberculosis is known, however primary liver tuberculosis rupturing into anterior abdominal wall has been reported only twice in literature. We report a case of 43-year-old female with direct invasion of the anterior abdominal wall from an isolated tubercular parenchymal liver abscess, caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, diagnosed primarily on smear for Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB), imaging and isolated by culture and BACTEC MGIT 960 KIT...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028447/spinal-epidural-abscess-in-a-patient-with-piriformis-pyomyositis
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Gerald S Oh, Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar, Gregory D Arnone, Ashley L Barks, Ziad A Hage, Sergey Neckrysh
BACKGROUND: Spinal epidural abscess resulting from piriformis pyomyositis is extremely rare. Such condition can result in serious morbidity and mortality if not addressed in a timely manner. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors describe the case of a 19-year-old male presenting with a 2-week history of fever, low back pain, and nuchal rigidity. When found to have radiographic evidence of a right piriformis pyomyositis, he was transferred to our institution for further evaluation...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018923/spinal-epidural-abscess-in-adults-a-10-year-clinical-experience-at-a-tertiary-care-academic-medical-center
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Andrew W Artenstein, Jennifer Friderici, Adam Holers, Deirdre Lewis, Jan Fitzgerald, Paul Visintainer
Background.  Delayed recognition of spinal epidural abscess (SEA) contributes to poor outcomes from this highly morbid and potentially lethal infection. We performed a case-control study in a regional, high-volume, tertiary care, academic medical center over the years 2005-2015 to assess the potential changing epidemiology, clinical and laboratory manifestations, and course of this disorder and to identify factors that might lead to early identification of SEA. Methods.  Diagnostic billing codes consistent with SEA were used to identify inpatient admissions for abstraction...
October 2016: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965310/rare-cause-of-back-pain-staphylococcus-aureus-vertebral-osteomyelitis-complicated-by-recurrent-epidural-abscess-and-severe-sepsis
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Louise Dunphy, Shabnam Iyer, Christopher Brown
An epidural abscess represents a rare acute medical emergency, with a reported incidence of 2.5/10 000 hospital admissions annually. The clinical features include fever, spinal pain, radiating nerve root pain and leg weakness. When sepsis is present, prompt recognition is required to initiate appropriate antimicrobial therapy and surgical decompression. We present the case of a man aged 68 years presenting to the emergency department with a 3-day history of fever, low back, right hip and leg pain. He was hypoxic, tachycardic and hypotensive...
December 13, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935449/multiple-hook-fixation-in-revision-spinal-deformity-surgery-for-patients-with-a-previous-multilevel-fusion-mass-technical-note-and-preliminary-outcomes
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Ning Liu, Kirkham B Wood
OBJECTIVE A previous multilevel fusion mass encountered during revision spinal deformity surgery may obscure anatomical landmarks, making instrumentation unworkable or incurring substantial blood loss and operative time. This study introduced a surgical technique of multiple-hook fixation for fixating previous multilevel fusion masses in revision spinal deformity surgeries and then evaluated its outcomes. METHODS Patients with a previous multilevel fusion mass who underwent revision corrective surgery down to the lumbosacral junction were retrospectively studied...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930507/thoracic-spinal-epidural-abscess-caused-by-fishbone-perforation-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Jian-Min Chen, Zhi-Yong Wang, Guo-Xin Ni
RATIONALE: Ingestion of a fishbone is a common cause of esophageal injury, but spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rare condition due to the esophageal penetration by a swallowed fishbone. Prompt diagnosis can be seldom made owing to incomplete patient history taking and difficulties in imaging evidence identification. PATIENT CONCERNS: We describe the case of a 62-year-old woman who was stuck in her throat by a fishbone, and complained of back pain, paresis of the lower limbs and fever, successively...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927549/deep-spine-infection-after-acupuncture-in-the-setting-of-spinal-instrumentation
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Alexandra K Callan, Jennifer M Bauer, Jeffrey E Martus
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture can be used to manage chronic pain. The most common complications related to acupuncture include pain, bruising, bleeding, or symptom exacerbation. Rarely, more serious adverse events occur, including infection, pneumothorax, septic arthritis, and peripheral nerve injury. To our knowledge, there are no reports of complications associated with acupuncture following spinal instrumentation. PURPOSE: To report a case of deep infection as a rare complication of acupuncture following posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis...
March 2016: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924199/in-plane-three-step-needle-insertion-technique-for-ultrasound-guided-continuous-femoral-nerve-block-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-retrospective-review-of-488-cases
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Hyeon Ju Shin, Jung Sub Soh, Hyong Hwan Lim, Bumjoon Joo, Hye Won Lee, Hae Ja Lim
BACKGROUND: Continuous femoral nerve block (CFNB) improves postoperative analgesia after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical efficacy and complications of our in-plane three-step needle insertion technique that was devised to reduce the risk of direct femoral nerve injury during CFNB in anesthetized patients. METHODS: This retrospective study included 488 patients who had undergone TKA. Ultrasound (US)-guided CFNB was performed under general or spinal anesthesia using an in-plane, three-step needle insertion technique...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923346/comparison-of-gram-negative-and-gram-positive-hematogenous-pyogenic-spondylodiscitis-clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-treatment
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Ching-Yu Lee, Meng-Huang Wu, Chin-Chang Cheng, Tsung-Jen Huang, Tsung-Yu Huang, Chien-Yin Lee, Jou-Chen Huang, Yen-Yao Li
BACKGROUND: To the best of our knowledge, no study has compared gram-negative bacillary hematogenous pyogenic spondylodiscitis (GNB-HPS) with gram-positive coccal hematogenous pyogenic spondylodiscitis (GPC-HPS) regarding their clinical characteristics and outcomes. METHODS: From January 2003 to January 2013, 54 patients who underwent combined antibiotic and surgical therapy in the treatment of hematogenous pyogenic spondylodiscitis were included. RESULTS: Compared with 37 GPC-HPS patients, the 17 GNB-HPS patients were more often found to be older individuals, a history of cancer, and a previous history of symptomatic urinary tract infection...
December 6, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903018/intrathecal-baclofen-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-spasticity-in-lithuania
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Robertas Kvascevicius, Ona Lapteva, Jurate Kesiene, Alfredas Vaitkus, Laima Mikulenaite, Ramunas Raugalas, Jurate Sipylaite, Saulius Rocka, Alvydas Juocevicius
Spasticity of cerebral or spinal origin severely impairs an individual's functional ability and quality of life. Intrathecal baclofen (ITB) therapy via an implantable pump is indicated for use in patients unresponsive to oral antispasmodics. ITB therapy improves the daily caring for and relief of painful spasms. In Lithuania, ITB therapy was introduced in clinical practice just recently. We share our experience of spasticity management with the ITB pump system in five patients at Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861331/intraparenchymal-endodermal-cyst-with-spontaneous-intracystic-hemorrhage-in-the-temporal-lobe-of-an-adult
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Xin-Jie Bao, Xue-Yuan Li, Qi-Pu Wang, Xin-Yu Ren, Zhi-Yong Liang, Wen-Bin Ma, Ren-Zhi Wang, Jun-Ji Wei
BACKGROUND: Endodermal cysts (EC) are rare but well-known congenial lesions of the central nervous system mainly located in the spinal subdural space. Intracranial ECs are rare and commonly encountered in the posterior cranial fossa as extra-axial lesions; an intraparenchymal location is exceedingly rare. A complete removal is the best surgical strategy and any residue can cause recurrence. It is necessary to exclude EC in patients with intracranial cystic lesions. We present a case of intraparenchymal EC with spontaneous intracystic hemorrhage in the temporal lobe of an adult...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857795/delayed-intramedullary-abscess-in-operated-case-of-spinal-lipoma
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Kamlesh Singh Bhaisora, Chaitanya Godbole, Kuntal Kanti Das, Anant Mehrotra, Shardhara Jayesh, Rabi Narayan Sahu, Sanjay Behari, Arun Kumar Srivastava, Awadhesh Kumar Jaiswal
Intramedullary abscess is a rare condition with high rate of mortality and morbidity. We are presenting a case of delayed intramedullary abscess in an operated case of spinal lipoma, after 2 years of primary surgery. To best of our knowledge this only second case of intramedullary abscess in a case of spinal lipoma without dermal sinus.
July 2016: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846776/infective-spondylodiscitis-in-patients-on-maintenance-hemodialysis-a-case-series
#19
Yueh-An Lu, Hsiang-Hao Hsu, Huang-Kai Kao, Chia-Hui Lee, Shen-Yang Lee, Guan-Hsing Chen, Cheng-Chieh Hung, Ya-Chung Tian
Infective spondylodiscitis is a rare disease. This case review describes the clinical course, risk factors, and outcomes of adult patients on maintenance hemodialysis who presented with infective spondylodiscitis at a single medical center in Taiwan. There were 18 cases (mean age: 64.9 ± 10.8 years) over more than 10 years. Analysis of underlying diseases indicated that 50% of patients had diabetes, 55.6% had hypertension, 55.6% had coronary artery disease, 22.2% had congestive heart failure, 22.2% had a cerebral vascular accident, 16...
November 16, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822874/spinal-epidural-abscess-a-rare-complication-of-ulcerative-colitis-after-ileal-pouch-anal-anastomosis
#20
Mikio Kawamura, Toshimitsu Araki, Yoshiki Okita, Satoru Kondo, Takashi Ichikawa, Hiroyuki Fujikawa, Keiichi Uchida, Yasuhiko Mohri, Masato Kusunoki
BACKGROUND: Spinal epidural abscess is a rare condition with high morbidity and mortality, for which a delay in diagnosis and treatment can lead to irreversible neurologic deficit or even death. Although patients with spinal epidural abscess have systemic predisposing immunocompromised conditions, spinal intervention, or trauma, this condition has been reported as a result of perforation or fistulization arising from inflammatory bowel disease. We describe herein a rare case of spinal epidural abscess as a complication of ileal pouch anal anastomosis...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
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