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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791190/cervicothoracic-cutaneomeningospinal-angiomatosis-in-adults-cobb-s-syndrome-a-case-report-of-acute-quadriparesis
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Pablo E Papalini, Francisco R Papalini
BACKGROUND: Cutaneomeningospinal angiomatosis or Cobb syndrome is a rare, not well understood phacomatosis that features metameric cutaneous and spinal arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). The first case was described in Boston in 1915, and since then, few more cases have been reported in the English literature. No case was found to be from Argentina. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors present a 16-year-old boy with acute quadriparesis and respiratory failure who was diagnosed as Cobb syndrome and treated with microsurgery alone with very good results...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761543/spinal-capillary-hemangiomas-two-cases-reports-and-review-of-the-literature
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Thara Tunthanathip, Sanguansin Rattanalert, Thakul Oearsakul, Kanet Kanjanapradit
Hemangiomas have rarely been found in the spinal cord. A few cases of spinal capillary hemangioma have been reported since 1987. The authors reported the two cases of capillary hemangioma including the tumor at conus medullaris and the another mimicked von Hippel-Lindau disease. A 15-year-old man was presented with coccydynia and left leg pain. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed an intradural extramedullary enhancing mass at conus medullaris. Another case, a 31-year-old man was presented with a history of familial history of brain tumor, retinal hemangioma both eyes, multiple pancreatic cyst and syringobulbia with syringohydromyelia...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760037/mini-open-anterior-approach-for-cervicothoracic-junction-fracture-technical-note
#3
Junichi Ohya, David P Bray, Stephen T Magill, Todd D Vogel, Sigurd Berven, Praveen V Mummaneni
Elderly patients with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis are at high risk for falls, and 3-column unstable fractures present multiple challenges. Unstable fractures across the cervicothoracic junction are associated with significant morbidity and require fixation, which is commonly performed through a posterior open or percutaneous approach. The authors describe a novel, navigated, mini-open anterior approach using intraoperative cone-beam CT scanning to place lag screws followed by an anterior plate in a 97-year-old patient...
August 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752245/which-salvage-fixation-technique-is-best-for-the-failed-initial-screw-fixation-at-the-cervicothoracic-junction-a-biomechanical-comparison-study
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Jae Taek Hong, Takigawa Tomoyuki, Ashish Jain, Alejandro A Espinoza Orías, Nozomu Inoue, Howard S An
PURPOSE: The pedicle screw construct is the most widely used technique for instrumentation at cervicothoracic junction (CTJ) because of its high biomechanical stability. However, we may need salvage fixation options for it as there might be a situation when pedicle screw is not available or it initially fails in order to obviate the need to instrument an additional motion segment. We aimed to evaluate the ability of using salvage screw fixations at CTJ (C7, T1, T2), when the initial fixation method fails...
July 27, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750504/does-myofascial-and-trigger-point-treatment-reduce-pain-and-analgesic-intake-in-patients-undergoing-onabotulinumtoxina-injection-due-to-chronic-intractable-migraine-a-pilot-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marialuisa Gandolfi, Christian Geroin, Nicola Valè, Fabio Marchioretto, Andrea Turrina, Eleonora Dimitrova, Stefano Tamburin, Anna Serina, Paola Castellazzi, Andrea Meschieri, François Ricard, Leopold Saltuari, Alessandro Picelli, Nicola Smania
BACKGROUND: Chronic migraine is a disabling disorder associated with myofascial and trigger point disorders in the neck. Pharmacological management is the first line of treatment; however, rehabilitation procedures aimed at lessening symptoms of myofascial and trigger point disorders may add value in the management of headache symptoms. AIM: To evaluate the feasibility of myofascial and trigger point treatment in chronic migraine patients receiving prophylactic treatment with onabotulinumtoxinA...
July 27, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740891/esophageal-motion-characteristics-in-thoracic-esophageal-cancer-impact-of-clinical-stage-t4-versus-stages-t1-t3
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Yuta Kobayashi, Miyako Myojin, Shinichi Shimizu, Masao Hosokawa
PURPOSE: The main purpose was to investigate the differences of the esophageal motion (EM) and the internal target volume (ITV) margins for the esophagus between clinical T1-T3 (cT1-T3) and cT4 cases, using 4-dimensional computed tomography. A secondary purpose was to assess the metastatic lymph nodal motion (NM) and the ITV margins for lymph nodes (LNs) using the datasets of patients with nodal involvement pathologically defined. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We analyzed patients with thoracic esophageal cancer consecutively treated with definitive chemoradiation, measuring the EM and the ITV margins in the left-right, anteroposterior, and superoinferior directions...
October 2016: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705774/american-spinal-injury-association-a-sensory-and-motor-complete-is-not-different-from-american-spinal-injury-association-b-sensory-incomplete-motor-complete-in-gunshot-related-spinal-cord-injury
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Eric McCoy, Nima Eftekhary, Kenneth Nwosu, Dudley Fukunaga, Charles Liu, Kevin Rolfe
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: We receive a large number of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) due to penetrating gunshot wounds (GSW) at our national rehabilitation center. Although many patients are labeled American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) B sensory incomplete because of sensory sparing, especially deep anal pressure, with purported prognostic value, we have not observed a clinical difference from patients labeled ASIA A complete. We hypothesized that sensory sparing, if meaningful, should reduce the occurrence of pressure ulcers...
July 10, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700454/posterior-only-hemivertebra-resection-for-congenital-cervicothoracic-scoliosis-correcting-neck-tilt-and-balancing-the-shoulders
#8
Zhonghui Chen, Yong Qiu, Zezhang Zhu, Song Li, Xi Chen, Liang Xu, Xu Sun
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate radiographic and cosmetic outcomes following posterior-only cervicothoracic hemivertebra resection and instrumentation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cervicothoracic hemivertebra is a rare congenital deformity. It locates between the mobile cervical spine and the fixed thoracic spine, leading to rapid curve progression, shoulder imbalance, fixed torticollis and facial asymmetry. METHODS: This study reviewed a consecutive series of 18 patients with cervicothoracic hemivertebra...
July 11, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653307/complete-right-and-left-sided-thoracic-ducts-associated-with-aberrant-left-vertebral-artery-unreported-case-with-surgical-implications
#9
Nabil Eid, Yuko Ito, Sugiko Futaki, Yoichi Kondo
Anatomy is the keystone to an appropriate understanding of surgical and radiological sciences. Here the authors report on a rare case of complete right- and left-sided thoracic ducts (TDs) associated with aberrant left-vertebral artery (LVA) arising from the aortic arch. The TDs originated from right and left cisterna chyli and terminated separately close to the left venous angle. Superior to the aortic arch, the TDs showed different relationships to the LVA; the right TD was ventral, while the left was dorsal in position...
June 27, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632696/infection-of-ventricular-assist-device-detected-and-monitored-by-18f-fdg-pet-ct
#10
Sébastien Dejust, Renaud Guedec-Ghelfi, Estelle Blanc-Autrant, Yannick Lepers, David Morland
We report a case of a 59-year-old man who presented with fever, sepsis, and left cervicothoracic cutaneous inflammation 13 months after implantation of Jarvik 2000 device. Device infection was suspected and F-FDG PET/CT showed an intense and homogeneous uptake along driveline cable. Bacteriological local sample showed Staphylococcus aureus. After adapted antibiotherapy, control F-FDG PET/CT displays treatment efficacy with no residual uptake in driveline. F-FDG PET/CT could be an important tool for early noninvasive detection of left ventricular assist device infection and monitoring antibiotherapy response...
September 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607814/chiari-i-malformation-and-syringomyelia-in-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-i-hurler-syndrome-treated-with-posterior-fossa-decompression-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Vyacheslav Makler, Christina L Goldstein, Daniel Hoernschemeyer, Tomoko Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Hurler Syndrome is the most severe phenotype of mucopolysaccharidosis type I. With bone marrow transplant and enzyme replacement therapy, the life expectancy of a child with Hurler syndrome has been extended, predisposing them to multiple musculoskeletal issues most commonly involving the spine. CASE DESCRIPTION: This is the case report of a 6-year-old male with Hurler syndrome who was diagnosed with Chiari I malformation and cervicothoracic syringomyelia on a preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for his thoracolumbar kyphosis...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598915/anesthetic-and-obstetric-management-of-syringomyelia-during-labor-and-delivery-a-case-series-and-systematic-review
#12
Gráinne Patricia Garvey, Vibhangini S Wasade, Kellie E Murphy, Mrinalini Balki
BACKGROUND: Syringomyelia is a rare, slowly progressive neurological condition characterized by the presence of a syrinx within the spinal cord. Consensus regarding the safest mode of delivery and anesthetic management in patients with syringomyelia remains controversial and presents management dilemmas. This study reviews the cases of syringomyelia at our institution and provides a systematic review of the literature to guide decisions regarding labor and delivery management. METHODS: A retrospective review of cases at our hospital from 2002 to 2014 and a systematic review of the literature from 1946 to 2014 were undertaken...
June 8, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593100/impairment-based-examination-and-treatment-of-costochondritis-a-case-series
#13
Richard A Zaruba, Eric Wilson
BACKGROUND: Costochondritis is commonly encountered in primary care, but is not routinely referred to PT. Costochondritis can last from several weeks to several months, limiting the patient's ability to perform tasks at work and home. PURPOSE: Identify common impairments and examine the effects of treatment in subjects with costochondritis. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. CASE DESCRIPTION: Eight subjects were referred to physical therapy for costochondritis (mean duration of condition 6...
June 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592077/-clinical-effects-of-microsurgery-in-spinal-cord-anaplastic-astrocytoma
#14
L Zhang, W Q Jia, D S Kong, Z F Zhang, J Yang
Objective: To investigate the surgical outcomes and prognosis of spinal cord anaplastic astrocytoma (AA). Methods: A total of 27 consecutive patients diagnosed as spinal cord AA between January 2008 and May 2015 in Department of Neurosurgery of Beijing Tiantan Hospital were retrospectively reviewed. There were 18 males and 9 females, the mean age was (30.7±13.0) years (ranging from 5 to 52 years). The lesions were located at cervical level in 8 patients, at thoracic level in 9 patients, at cervicothoracic level in 3 patients, and at thoracolumbar level in 7 patients, the average number of vertebral was 3...
June 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578118/clinical-and-radiologic-outcomes-following-fenestration-and-partial-wall-excision-of-idiopathic-intradural-spinal-arachnoid-cysts-presenting-with-myelopathy
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Vibhu Viswanathan, Sakthivel R Manoharan, Hyunwoo Do, Amy Minnema, Sophia M Shaddy, J Brad Elder, H Francis Farhadi
BACKGROUND: Intradural spinal arachnoid cysts (ISACs) with associated neurologic deficits are infrequently encountered. Various management strategies have been proposed with minimal data on comparative outcomes. OBJECTIVE: We describe the clinical and radiologic presentation as well as the outcomes of 14 surgically managed patients who presented with an ISAC and associated myelopathy. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical course of consecutive patients presenting with neurologic deficits associated with idiopathic ISACs at our institution...
May 31, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575457/characterizing-adult-cervical-deformity-and-disability-based-on-existing-cervical-and-adult-deformity-classification-schemes-at-presentation-and-following-correction
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Peter G Passias, Cyrus M Jalai, Justin S Smith, Virginie Lafage, Bassel G Diebo, Themistocles Protopsaltis, Gregory Poorman, Ubaraman Ramchandran, Hay Bess, Christopher I Shaffrey, Christopher P Ames, Frank Schwab
BACKGROUND: Adult cervical deformity (ACD) classifications have not been implemented in a prospective ACD population and in conjunction with adult spinal deformity (ASD) classifications. OBJECTIVE: To characterize cervical deformity type and malalignment with 2 classifications (Ames-ACD and Schwab-ASD). METHODS: Retrospective review of a prospective multicenter ACD database. Inclusion: patients ≥18 yr with pre- and postoperative radiographs...
May 30, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574884/comparative-analysis-of-three-imaging-modalities-for-evaluation-of-cervical-sagittal-alignment-parameters-a-validity-and-reliability-study
#17
Han-Dong Lee, Chang-Hoon Jeon, Nam-Su Chung, Heon-Ju Kwon
STUDY DESIGN: This was a radiologic validity and reliability study. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the validity and reliability of measurements from standing lateral cervical radiography (XR), reconstructed midsagittal images of supine cervical computerized tomography (CT) scans, and supine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for evaluating C2-C7 distance (C27 SVA), C2-C7 Cobb angle (CL), T1 slope (T1S), thoracic inlet angle (TIA), and neck tilt (NT). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: XR is the gold standard imaging modality for measuring cervical sagittal alignment parameters...
June 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572043/prelaminated-extended-temporoparietal-fascia-flap-without-tissue-expansion-for-hemifacial-reconstruction
#18
Muzaffer Altındaş, Hakan Arslan, Uğur Anıl Bingöl, Anıl Demiröz
BACKGROUND: Disfigurement of the face caused by postburn scars, resected congenital nevi and vascular malformations has both functional and psychological consequences. Ideal reconstruction of the facial components requires producing not only function but also the better appearance of the face. The skin of the neck, supraclavicular or cervicothoracic regions are the most commonly used and the most likely source of skin for facial reconstruction in those techniques which prefabrications with tissue expansion are used...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559748/a-preliminary-randomized-clinical-trial-on-the-effect-of-cervicothoracic-manipulation-plus-supervised-exercises-vs-a-home-exercise-program-for-the-treatment-of-shoulder-impingement
#19
Sergio Vinuesa-Montoya, María Encarnación Aguilar-Ferrándiz, Guillermo A Matarán-Peñarrocha, Manuel Fernández-Sánchez, Elena María Fernández-Espinar, Adelaida María Castro-Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in pain, disability, and range of movement after cervicothoracic manipulation plus exercise therapy in individuals with unilateral shoulder impingement syndrome. METHODS: Forty-one patients (30 men, 11 women; aged 47 ± 9) diagnosed with unilateral shoulder impingement syndrome attended 10 sessions for 5 weeks (2 sessions/wk). Eligible patients were randomly allocated to 2 study groups: cervicothoracic manipulation plus exercise therapy (n = 21) or home exercise program (n = 20)...
June 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540122/presurgical-role-of-mri-tractography-in-a-case-of-extensive-cervicothoracic-spinal-ependymoma
#20
Francesca Granata, Sergio Racchiusa, Enricomaria Mormina, Valeria Barresi, Giada Garufi, Giovanni Grasso, Francesco Maria Salpietro, Marcello Longo, Concetta Alafaci
BACKGROUND: Intramedullary spinal ependymoma is a tumor, hardly characterizable with conventional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging only. MR diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) with three-dimensional fiber-tracking reconstructions allows the evaluation of the relationship between neoplasm and white matter fiber tracts, being a powerful tool in presurgical planning. We present DTI findings in a case of a young female with an extensive cervicothoracic spinal ependymoma. CASE DESCRIPTION: The patient complained of a 2-month history of acute urinary retention, weakness and numbness on the lower limbs and the upper left limb...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
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