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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164035/a-clinical-practice-guideline-for-the-management-of-patients-with-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-recommendations-for-patients-with-mild-moderate-and-severe-disease-and-nonmyelopathic-patients-with-evidence-of-cord-compression
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Michael G Fehlings, Lindsay A Tetreault, K Daniel Riew, James W Middleton, Bizhan Aarabi, Paul M Arnold, Darrel S Brodke, Anthony S Burns, Simon Carette, Robert Chen, Kazuhiro Chiba, Joseph R Dettori, Julio C Furlan, James S Harrop, Langston T Holly, Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan, Mark Kotter, Brian K Kwon, Allan R Martin, James Milligan, Hiroaki Nakashima, Narihito Nagoshi, John Rhee, Anoushka Singh, Andrea C Skelly, Sumeet Sodhi, Jefferson R Wilson, Albert Yee, Jeffrey C Wang
Study Design: Guideline development. Objectives: The objective of this study is to develop guidelines that outline how to best manage (1) patients with mild, moderate, and severe myelopathy and (2) nonmyelopathic patients with evidence of cord compression with or without clinical symptoms of radiculopathy. Methods: Five systematic reviews of the literature were conducted to synthesize evidence on disease natural history; risk factors of disease progression; the efficacy, effectiveness, and safety of nonoperative and surgical management; the impact of preoperative duration of symptoms and myelopathy severity on treatment outcomes; and the frequency, timing, and predictors of symptom development...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162303/cervical-intradural-disc-herniation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Qing Guan, Fei Xing, Ye Long, Zhou Xiang
BACKGROUND: Cervical intradural disc herniation (CIDH) is rare, and diagnosis and treatment are challenging. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature on the diagnosis and treatment of CIDH. METHOD: The presentation, imaging manifestations, diagnosis, management, prognosis and possible pathogenesis were reviewed following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. English-language studies and case reports published from inception to 2017 were retrieved...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160114/complex-spinal-fixation-of-a-cervical-vertebra-brown-tumour-report-of-an-unusual-case
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Sebastian Miguel Toescu, Maria Ibrahim, Dominic G O'Donovan, Gowrie Balasubramaniam, Karoly M David
Brown tumours affecting the cervical spine are a rare but recognised complication of renal failure-related secondary hyperparathyroidism. We present a case of a 26 year-old female with radiculopathy who was managed successfully with 360° cervical spine fixation and parathyroidectomy.
November 21, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146433/a-novel-technique-for-cervical-facet-joint-hyperplasia-spondylotic-radiculopathy-by-laminar-and-lateral-mass-screw-co-fixations
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Sun-Ren Sheng, Ke Wang, Majid Nisar, Jiao-Xiang Chen, Ai-Min Wu, Xiang-Yang Wang
OBJECTIVE: To describe the novel technique and report the outcomes of cervical spondylotic radiculopathy caused by facet joint hyperplasia treated with minimally invasive surgery by laminar and lateral mass screw co-fixations. METHOD: In this retrospective study, patients with spondylotic radiculopathy caused by facet joint hyperplasia underwent this technique in our unit between January 2010 and June 2015. Hospital charts, magnetic resonance imaging studies, and follow-up records for all the patients were reviewed...
November 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138074/outcome-of-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection-according-to-the-severity-of-cervical-foraminal-stenosis
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Min Son Kim, Dong Gyu Lee, Min Cheol Chang
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) is considered one of the most effective treatments for radicular pain induced by cervical foraminal stenosis. PURPOSE: To evaluate the treatment outcome of TFESI according to the severity of cervical foraminal stenosis DESIGN: Retrospective study. PATIENT SAMPLE: Fifty-three patients with cervical radiculopathy due to cervical foraminal stenosis. OUTCOME MEASURES: Pain intensity was evaluated using a numeric rating scale (NRS) at pretreatment, 2 weeks, and 1, 2, and 3 months after TFESI...
November 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132169/anterior-cervical-decompression-and-fusion-or-posterior-foraminotomy-for-cervical-radiculopathy-results-of-a-single-center-series
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Torben Scholz, Matthias Florian Geiger, Verena Mainz, Christian Blume, Walid Albanna, Hans Clusmann, Andreas Müller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115099/spinal-meningiomas-61-cases-with-predictors-of-early-postoperative-surgical-outcomes
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Ahmed B Bayoumi, Yosef Laviv, Ceren N Karaali, Kemal Ertilav, Umit Kepoglu, Zafer O Toktas, Deniz Konya, Ekkehard M Kasper
BACKGROUND: Spinal meningiomas are benign, well-circumscribed and slowly growing intradural tumors that compress the spinal cord. Hereby, a retrospective review of 61 spinal meningioma cases evaluated in terms of demographic, clinical, pathological and radiological features to predict the early postoperative functional outcomes. METHODS: Patients' records and MRI images of all the histologically confirmed spinal meningioma cases that underwent surgical resection at two university hospitals from January 2005 to June 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101465/changes-in-cervical-motion-after-cervical-spinal-motion-preservation-surgery
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Chi Heon Kim, Tae Hyun Park, Chun Kee Chung, Kyoung-Tae Kim, Yun Hee Choi, Seok-Won Chung
BACKGROUND: For patients with single-level cervical radiculopathy, various types of motion preservation surgeries, such as total disc replacement (TDR), posterior cervical foraminotomy (PCF) and posterior percutaneous endoscopic foraminotomy and discectomy (PECF), are available. In addition to motion preservation, the quality of motion is an important issue. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of these surgeries on cervical motion by comparing the instantaneous axis of rotation (IAR) among PECF, TDR and PCF at the index and superior/inferior adjacent segments...
November 3, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097135/apparent-c8-t1-radiculopathy-with-hand-weakness-due-to-mid-cervical-spondylosis
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Menachem Sadeh, Ron Dabby
Hand weakness and wasting in the setting of mid-cervical spondylosis and disc herniation without radiological evidence for compression of the C8 or T1 roots has been rarely reported. We retrospectively studied the data of patients with hand weakness and mid-cervical spondylosis. The clinical and radiological findings were compared to a control group of patients with weakness of the arm or forearm muscles and similar mid-cervical spondylosis. We found 19 patients with weakness and atrophy of the intrinsic hand muscles, and 13 patients with weakness proximal to the hand muscles to serve as a control group...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063273/clinical-and-radiological-results-of-posterior-cervical-foraminotomy-at-two-or-three-levels-a-3-year-follow-up
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Dong Geun Lee, Choon Keun Park, Dong Chan Lee
BACKGROUND: Single-level unilateral posterior cervical foraminotomy is regarded as a safe method. However, the outcomes of posterior cervical foraminotomy performed on two or three levels are uncertain and debated. We aimed to analyze the long-term clinical and radiological outcomes of posterior cervical foraminotomy at two or three levels. METHODS: From September 2008 to December 2011, a total of 42 patients who underwent a posterior cervical foraminotomy at two or three levels and were followed for at least 3 years were analyzed with retrospective cohort study...
October 23, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063271/patients-beliefs-about-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-cervical-spondylosis-with-radiculopathy
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Clemens Weber, Maziar Behbahani, Roald Baardsen, Jens Lehmberg, Bernhard Meyer, Ehab Shiban
BACKGROUND: The clinical results of surgical spine care may be influenced by the patients' understanding and knowledge of his or her condition, treatment options and decision-making process. The aim of this survey study was to evaluate certain beliefs and opinions of patients with a degenerative condition in the cervical spine with a history of cervical radiculopathy such as importance of magnetic resonance imaging, risk factors, treatment alternatives and effectiveness. METHODS: An anonymous questionnaire survey was performed on two different patient populations with a degenerative condition in the cervical spine with a history of cervical radiculopathy referred to the outpatients' clinics of two neurosurgical departments in Germany and Norway...
October 23, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057356/anterior-cervical-spine-surgery-associated-complications-in-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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REVIEW
Anastasia Tasiou, Theofanis Giannis, Alexandros G Brotis, Ioannis Siasios, Iordanis Georgiadis, Haralampos Gatos, Eleni Tsianaka, Konstantinos Vagkopoulos, Konstantinos Paterakis, Kostas N Fountas
Anterior cervical spine procedures have been associated with satisfactory outcomes. However, the occurrence of troublesome complications, although uncommon, needs to be taken into consideration. The purpose of our study was to assess the actual incidence of anterior cervical spine procedure-associated complications and identify any predisposing factors. A total of 114 patients undergoing anterior cervical procedures over a 6-year period were included in our retrospective, case-control study. The diagnosis was cervical radiculopathy, and/or myelopathy due to degenerative disc disease, cervical spondylosis, or traumatic cervical spine injury...
September 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035681/cervical-spine-disease-in-surgeons-performing-arthroscopy-or-laparoscopy
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Elizabeth P Norheim, Mary Helen Black, Eunis W Ngor, Jiaxiao M Shi, Marc R Safran, Ronald A Navarro
BACKGROUND: Minimal research exists regarding cervical spine disorders in surgeons who perform endoscopy. METHODS: A confidential on-line survey regarding neck pain (NP), spine disease (SD), and radiculopathy/myelopathy (R/M) was sent to 722 surgeons from a managed, group-based health care system. RESULTS: 415 responded. 361░had endoscopy experience, of whom 24.4% had NP, 20.8% SD, and 3.9% R/M. Most respondents were less than 50 years of age (62...
October 16, 2017: Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027895/changes-in-foraminal-area-with-anterior-decompression-versus-keyhole-foraminotomy-in-the-cervical-spine-a-biomechanical-investigation
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Jacqueline Nguyen, Bryant Chu, Calvin C Kuo, Jeremi M Leasure, Christopher Ames, Dimitriy Kondrashov
OBJECTIVE Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with or without partial uncovertebral joint resection (UVR) and posterior keyhole foraminotomy are established operative procedures to treat cervical disc degeneration and radiculopathy. Studies have demonstrated reliable results with each procedure, but none have compared the change in neuroforaminal area between indirect and direct decompression techniques. The purpose of this study was to determine which cervical decompression method most consistently increases neuroforaminal area and how that area is affected by neck position...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027894/editorial-the-clinical-and-economic-costs-of-treating-cervical-radiculopathy-the-age-old-question-of-the-anterior-versus-posterior-approach
#15
Anthony C Lau, Michael Y Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019639/spine-conditions-cervical-spine-conditions
#16
Marc A Childress
There are a variety of causes of neck pain, including trauma and degenerative changes. The history of onset helps to direct evaluation, including the need for imaging or ancillary testing. Patterns of pain, weakness, and other specific physical examination findings also aid in diagnosis. Management of most soft tissue injuries involves early mobilization, whereas fractures are managed based on patterns of instability. Acute spinal cord injury requires emergent care, to include possible decompressive surgery...
October 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017982/clinical-presentation-diagnosis-and-surgical-treatment-of-spontaneous-cervical-intradural-disc-herniations-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Arunprasad Gunasekaran, Nova Kristine M de Los Reyes, Jerry Walters, Noojan Kazemi
OBJECTIVE: Spontaneous cervical intradural disc herniation (IDH) is a rare occurrence with limited and disparate information available regarding its presentation, diagnosis, and treatment. However, its accurate detection is vital for planning surgical treatment. In this review of the literature, we collected data from all cervical intradural disc herniations described to date. Particular attention is paid to diagnostic findings, surgical approach and causation for cervical IDH, especially at the cervicothoracic junction...
October 7, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986691/spinal-motion-preservation-surgery-indications-and-applications
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REVIEW
Ioannis D Gelalis, Dimitrios V Papadopoulos, Dionysios K Giannoulis, Andreas G Tsantes, Anastasios V Korompilias
Fusion is one of the most commonly performed spinal procedures, indicated for a wide range of spinal problems. Elimination of motion though results in accelerated degeneration of the adjacent level, known as adjacent level disease. Motion preservation surgical methods were developed in order to overcome this complication. These methods include total disc replacement, laminoplasty, interspinous implants and dynamic posterior stabilization systems. The initial enthusiasm about these methods was followed by certain concerns about their clinical usefulness and their results...
October 6, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976477/diagnostic-value-of-magnetic-resonance-neurography-in-cervical-radiculopathy-plexus-patterns-and-peripheral-nerve-lesions
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Daniel Schwarz, Henrich Kele, Moritz Kronlage, Tim Godel, Tim Hilgenfeld, Martin Bendszus, Philipp Bäumer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the imaging appearance and diagnostic value of plexus and peripheral nerve magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) in cervical radiculopathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was approved by our institutional ethics committee and written informed consent was obtained from all participants. A total of 24 patients were included with a diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy based on clinical examination, supporting electrophysiological examinations and spinal imaging consistent with the clinical syndrome...
October 2, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973309/nunec%C3%A2-cervical-disc-arthroplasty-improves-quality-of-life-in-cervical-radiculopathy-and-myelopathy-a-2-yr-follow-up
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Isobel Turner, David Choi
BACKGROUND: Anterior cervical disc replacement is an alternative to fusion for the treatment of selected cases of radiculopathy and myelopathy. We report clinical and radiological outcomes after disc replacement with the NuNec™ artificial cervical disc (Pioneer® Surgical Technology, Marquette, Michigan) with subgroup analysis. OBJECTIVE: To review clinical and radiological outcomes after anterior cervical disc replacement with the NuNec™ artificial cervical disc...
August 3, 2017: Neurosurgery
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