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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218392/unusual-circumstances-to-diagnose-cervical-pott-s-disease
#1
Mohamed Ali Kedous, Ahmed Msakni, Wael Chebbi, Mourad Zaraa, Mohsen Trabelsi
Tuberculous spondylodiscitis usually affects the dorso-lumbar spine, and its cervical location is a rare condition that can mimic other diseases and consequently cause treatment delays. We report a case of tuberculous spondylodiscitis of the lower cervical spine discovered under unusual circumstances in a patient with severe polytrauma involving a cranio-cerebral trauma, a non-displaced fracture of the two laminæ and the spinous process of the C6 vertebrae as well as fibular and tibial shaft fractures. The patient underwent static tibial nailing, and a collar with occipital and chin supports was applied...
December 7, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208449/surgical-treatment-of-thoracic-spinal-tuberculosis-a-multi-center-retrospective-study
#2
Wenjie Wu, Jingtong Lyu, Xun Liu, Fei Luo, TianYong Hou, Qiang Zhou, Zhilin Li, Yuan Chen, Li Tao Li, Yonghong Zheng, Gaoju Wang, Jianzhong Xu, Zehua Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The aim present multicenter retrospective study is to assess safety and effectiveness of different surgery strategy in thoracic tuberculosis, and to provide a reference for surgical treatment of thoracic tuberculosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study reviewed 394 patients with thoracic tuberculosis who were treated in six institution between January 2000 and January 2015. There were 208 males and 186 females with average ages of 34.92±13.14 years (range 5-76 years)...
December 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189305/rehabilitation-outcomes-in-spinal-abscess-patients-with-and-without-a-history-of-intravenous-substance-abuse
#3
Namrata Raut, Vittal R Nagar, Sara Salles, Joe E Springer, Lumy Sawaki
OBJECTIVE: To compare functional outcomes of acute inpatient rehabilitation for spinal epidural abscess (SEA) patients with and without history of intravenous substance abuse (IVSA). DESIGN: Retrospective case series study in freestanding rehabilitation hospital. METHODS: Charts of 28 SEA patients admitted from 01/2012 to 9/2015: 13 with IVSA and 15 without IVSA were reviewed. Both groups received standard-of-care rehabilitation. Statistical analyses of Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scores were conducted using individual 2 (substance use) X 2 (rehabilitation status) repeated measures analysis of variance (ANOVA)...
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174228/rare-concurrent-retroclival-and-pan-spinal-subdural-empyema-review-of-literature-with-an-uncommon-illustrative-case
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REVIEW
Martin M Mortazavi, Syed A Quadri, Sajid S Suriya, Salman A Fard, Shahram Hadidchi, Farzad H Adl, Ian Armstrong, Richard Goldman, R Shane Tubbs
BACKGROUND: Subdural empyema can present as a spinal subdural empyema (SSE) or a cranial subdural empyema (CSE). Though they differ somewhat in epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, and symptomatology and occur separately, they rarely manifest together. The aim of this article is to review the literature concerning the clinical presentation, clinical course and treatment options for managing concurrently-occurring SSE and CSE. METHODS: The literature in the Medline database was reviewed with keywords including but not limited to subdural empyema, retroclival empyema, and Streptococcus mitis...
November 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151570/a-case-report-of-refractory-notalgia-paresthetica-treated-with-lidocaine-infusions
#5
Yaroslava Chtompel, Marzieh Eghtesadi, Grisell Vargas-Schaffer
BACKGROUND Notalgia paresthetica is a neuropathic condition that manifests as a chronic itch in the thoraco-dorsal region. It is often resistant to treatment, and specific guidelines for its management are lacking. As such, we present a treatment approach with intravenous lidocaine infusions. CASE REPORT The case involves a 50-year-old woman with spinal cord injury caused by an epidural abscess. The patient developed notalgia paresthetica and sublesional neuropathic pain following its drainage. In the course of her pain management, she was treated with intravenous lidocaine which resulted in profound relief of notalgia paresthetica...
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127771/comparison-of-the-anteroposterior-and-posterior-approaches-for-percutaneous-catheter-drainage-of-tuberculous-psoas-abscess
#6
Fei Ye, Qingzhong Zhou, Daxiong Feng
BACKGROUND Tuberculous infection of the lumbar spine may be associated with psoas abscess. The aim of this clinical study was to compare the outcome of posterior lumbar debridement and spinal fusion, combined with either a one-stage anteroposterior (AP) or posterior (P) approach to percutaneous catheter drainage (PCD) for the treatment of lumbar tuberculosis with psoas abscess. MATERIAL AND METHODS From January 2008 to June 2012, 74 patients were diagnosed at our hospital with lumbar tuberculosis with unilateral or bilateral psoas abscess...
November 11, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123892/a-case-of-panspinal-epidural-abscess-that-presented-with-meningeal-irritation
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Naoki Okada, Takashi Nishiyama, Maki Kurihara, Yusuke Nishimura, Yoshiro Nishimura, Yukihiro Ando, Saori Otsubo, Katsumi Yamada, Yuji Maeda
Case: In rare cases, spinal epidural abscess involves the entire spine and can lead to neurological deficits and sepsis if treatment is delayed or suboptimal. A 65-year-old man was admitted with a diagnosis of bacterial meningitis. After admission, magnetic resonance imaging showed a spinal epidural abscess from the cervical to lumbar spine. Blood culture revealed Staphylococcus aureus. The patient was initially treated medically because he had no neurological deficits. Repeat blood culture remained positive and abscesses were found in the mediastinum and bilateral psoas muscles...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113855/holospinal-epidural-abscesses-institutional-experience
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REVIEW
Kelly J Bridges, Khoi D Than
PURPOSE: The authors present a holospinal epidural abscesses (HEA) case series and a single institution's experience with varied surgical approaches and outcomes. METHODS: Medical records were queried and reviewed (6 years) for patients with a spinal abscess diagnosis; HEA were selected. Medical history, comorbidities, blood and epidural pathogens, presentation symptoms, abscess location, presence of mass effect, surgical procedures, treatment regimens, and neurological outcomes were collected...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109881/hypothermia-with-extreme-bradycardia-following-spinal-cord-infarction-of-septic-origin
#9
Philippe Hantson, Thierry Duprez
Among other autonomic dysfunctions complicating acute spinal cord injury, deep hypothermia is rare but may induce serious cardiovascular complications. There are few pharmacological options to influence hypothermia. A 66-year-old woman was transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU) for serious cardiac arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation and asystole) in the context of a deep hypothermia (axillary temperature below 32°C). She had been admitted to the hospital two months before for an acute L4-L5 infectious spondylodiscitis without any initial neurological deficit...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104839/thoracic-spinal-cord-glioblastoma-mimicking-epidural-abscess-case-report-and-literature-review
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Rudy Marciano, Zubair Ahammad, Victor Awuor
Spinal cord glioblastoma (SG) accounts for 1.5% of all spinal tumors and has a poor prognosis with survival ranging from 2 to 26 months from presentation. A 57-year-old male presented with one week of paraparesis and contrasted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of an epidural enhancing thoracic mass suspicious for an epidural abscess. Intraoperative and pathologic findings revealed SG. Spinal cord tumors can mimic epidural abscess on MRI. When planning to address extradural spinal pathologies, one should be cognizant of the potential for either isolated or concurrent intradural pathologies...
August 31, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102538/a-protocol-based-approach-to-spinal-epidural-abscess-imaging-improves-performance%C3%A2-and-facilitates-early-diagnosis
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Nikhil Madhuripan, Richard J Hicks, Edward Feldmann, Niels K Rathlev, Doug Salvador, Andrew W Artenstein
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November 1, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054947/a-case-of-tuberculous-gumma-there-is-more-to-it-than-meets-the-eye
#12
Srikant Mohta, Arvind Kumar, Nayani Singh, Naveet Wig
We present a case of a young girl who presented with multiple cutaneous abscesses over 2 years at different sites. She had no constitutional symptoms or history of tuberculosis. On investigation, she was found to have rifampicin-sensitive tuberculosis presenting as tubercular gumma, a rare form of cutaneous tuberculosis which occurs due to haematogenous spread of the bacilli. She had disseminated disease involving the spinal column with associated psoas abscess. A thorough evaluation was done for immune-deficiency workup but was all negative...
October 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038738/a-case-of-infective-endocarditis-and-spinal-epidural-abscess-caused-by-streptococcus-mitis-bacteremia
#13
Victoria S Byrd, Attila S Nemeth
A 57-year-old man presented with abdominal pain, hematemesis, and melena. He reported taking high-dose ibuprofen for back pain and drinking several 24-ounce beers daily. Examination was remarkable for icteric sclera, poor dentition, tachycardia, and crescendo-decrescendo murmur at right upper sternal border, radiating to the carotids. Labs revealed leukocytosis, anemia, thrombocytopenia, and elevated liver function tests and INR. Endoscopy demonstrated antral ulcers, duodenitis, and esophagitis. Blood cultures were obtained and broad-spectrum antibiotics started; cultures later grew Streptococcus mitis, and antibiotic coverage was narrowed...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026676/spinal-epidural-abscess-report-on-27-cases
#14
Nayil Khursheed, Sultan Dar, Altaf Ramzan, Bashir Fomda, Nisar Humam, Wani Abrar, Sarbjit Singh, Arif Sajad, Masood Mahek, Shoaib Yawar
BACKGROUND: Spinal epidural abscess, although an uncommon disease, often correlates with a high morbidity owing to significant delay in diagnosis. METHODS: In a prospective 5-year study, the clinical and magnetic resonance (MR) findings, treatment protocols, microbiology, and neurological outcomes were analyzed for 27 patients with spinal epidural abscess. RESULTS: Patients were typically middle-aged with underlying diabetes and presented with lumbar abscesses...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021888/a-good-short-term-outcome-in-delayed-decompression-of-cauda-equina-syndrome-in-klebsiella-pneumoniae-spinal-epidural-abscess-a-case-report
#15
J Hanifah, J Joehaimey, M I Yusof
Spinal epidural abscess is a severe, generally pyogenic, infection of the epidural space of spinal cord or cauda equina. The swelling caused by the abscess leads to compression or vascular disruption of neurological structures that requires urgent surgical decompression to avoid significant permanent disability. We share a rare case of Klebsiella pneumoniae spinal epidural abscess secondary to haematogenous spread of previous lung infection that presented late at our centre with cauda equina syndrome that showed good short-term outcome in delayed decompression...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984753/cervical-epidural-analgesia-complicated-by-epidural-abscess-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#16
REVIEW
Jun-Hui Zhang, Zhi-Li Wang, Li Wan
RATIONALE: Spinal epidural abscess is an uncommon complication in clinical practice. If the abscess is large enough, the patient will rapidly develop neurologic signs of spinal injury, and urgent neurosurgical intervention may be required. PATIENT CONCERNS: Rapid and correct diagnosis and treatment is important for spinal epidural abscess complication. DIAGNOSES: This report describes a cervical epidural abscess (CEA) caused by epidural analgesia, wherein the patient was punctured twice...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951964/ct-guided-minimally-invasive-treatment-for-an-extensive-spinal-epidural-abscess-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
Bing Ran, XinRong Chen, Qiong Zhong, Min Fu, Jun Wei
PURPOSE: We present a case involving an extensive epidural abscess that was successfully treated with computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous needle drainage and systemic antibiotic therapy. METHODS: A 44-year-old woman with a history of spine injection procedures complained of severe backache and progressive radiating pain in her right lower extremity followed by sensory deficits in her right lower limb. A laboratory examination revealed leukocytosis and hyperglycemia...
September 22, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944942/paramedian-forehead-flap-for-repair-of-refractory-high-flow-anterior-skull-base-csf-leak
#18
Jeremy Ciporen, Brandon Lucke-Wold, Haley Gillham, David Cua, Jason Kim, Paul Akins
AIM: The paramedian forehead flap (PMFF) has been well described for nasal reconstruction. However, it has never been reported for use in the repair of high flow anterior skull base cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) leaks. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The patient is a 55 yo African American male cocaine abuser who initially presented with a high flow anterior skull base CSF leak, extensive pneumocephalus, and intra-cerebral and intra-ventricular abscesses with an oro-nasal-cerebral fistula...
July 11, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941861/concurrent-intramedullary-spinal-cord-and-multiple-intracranial-tuberculomas-with-tuberculous-optic-neuritis-a-rare-case-report
#19
Lulup Sahoo, Ashok Kumar Mallick, Geeta Mohanty, Kali Prasanna Swain, Soumyadarshan Nayak, Ashwini Kumar Sahu
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a worldwide burden, with a large majority of new active TB cases occurring in underdeveloped and developing countries. Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is one of the common infections of central nervous system. Other manifestations include intracranial tuberculoma, tubercular brain abscess, spinal tuberculoma, and granulomatous arachnoiditis. Visual impairment in TBM may be due to optic neuritis, optochiasmatic arachnoiditis (OCA), tuberculoma in the chiasmatic region or in the optic pathways, chorioretinitis, secondary to hydrocephalus and increased intracranial pressure, and finally due to ethambutol toxicity...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934797/percutaneous-endoscopic-debridement-and-drainage-with-four-different-approach-methods-for-the-treatment-of-spinal-infection
#20
Eun-Ji Choi, Su-Young Kim, Hyuck-Goo Kim, Hong-Sik Shon, Tae-Kyun Kim, Kyung-Hoon Kim
BACKGROUND: The incidence of spinal infection seems to be increasing in recent years. Percutaneous endoscopic debridement and drainage (PEDD) has become an effective alternative to extensive open surgery. OBJECTIVE: This study reviewed the charter of patients who received PEDD using 4 different approach methods to evaluate the clinical results. STUDY DESIGN: An Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved retrospective chart review. SETTING: University hospital inpatient referred to our pain clinic...
September 2017: Pain Physician
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