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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909657/remote-cervical-pseudomeningocele-following-anterior-cervical-corpectomy-and-fusion-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Abolfazl Rahimizadeh, Housain Soufiani, Shaghayegh Rahimizadeh
Iatrogenic cervical pseudomeningocele is a rare event and majority are located posteriorly as a delayed complication of inadvertent dural tear after decompressive laminectomy. However, iatrogenic anterior cervical pseudomeningocele subsequent to discectomy or corpectomy is a rare pathology. The time necessary for formation of pseudomeningocele varies and depend on the width of the dural tear and the flow of cerebrospinal fluid leakage. Large tears with high CSF flow usually result in early collection of the cerebrospinal fluid in anterior compartment of the neck designated acute pseudomeningoceles...
2016: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909651/hybrid-decompression-and-fixation-technique-for-the-treatment-of-multisegmental-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Barón Zárate-Kalfopulos, Walter Araos-Silva, Alejandro Reyes-Sánchez, Luis Miguel Rosales-Olivarez, Armando Alpizar-Aguirre, Francisco Lopez Melendez
BACKGROUND: Cervical spondilotic myelopathy (CSM) is defined as the compromise of the spinal cord due to degenerative changes of the cervical spine. It is the most common cause of spinal cord dysfunction in patients over 55 years. An early surgical management it is paramount to achieve better neurological outcome. There is still controversy regarding the appropriate surgical treatment for multisegmental CSM involving three or more levels. The hybrid decompression and fixation technique combines one or two level corpectomy and a single level discectomy in order to obtain optimum decompression and fixation in patients with multilevel cervical myelopathy...
2016: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890745/mini-open-thoracolumbar-corpectomy-perioperative-outcomes-and-hospital-cost-analysis-compared-to-open-corpectomy
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Olawale A R Sulaiman, Juanita Garces, Mansour Mathkour, Tyler Scullen, R Benson Jones, Teresa Arrington, Cuong J Bui
BACKGROUND: Standard open surgical management of thoracolumbar infection, trauma and tumor is associated with significant morbidity. Mini-open and less morbid surgical techniques are being introduced. Our objective is to compare perioperative and immediate post-operative morbidity of open and mini-open thoracolumbar corpectomy techniques including direct hospital costs. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients who underwent open or mini-open corpectomy along with their demographics (age, sex, body mass index (BMI), primary diagnosis), operative data (length of surgery, EBL, blood transfusion-BT), surgical level, pre- and post-operative neurologic status (using ASIA scale), immediate peri-operative complications (within 30 days post-op), overall length of stay (LOS-A), length of stay from surgery (LOS-S), and total direct hospital costs were tabulated and analyzed...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885473/the-application-of-a-new-type-of-titanium-mesh-cage-in-hybrid-anterior-decompression-and-fusion-technique-for-the-treatment-of-continuously-three-level-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Xiaowei Liu, Yu Chen, Haisong Yang, Tiefeng Li, Haidong Xu, Bin Xu, Deyu Chen
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new type of titanium mesh cage (NTMC) in hybrid anterior decompression and fusion method (HDF) in treating continuously three-level cervical spondylotic myelopathy (TCSM). METHODS: Ninety-four cases who had TCSM and accepted the HDF from Jan 2007 to Jan 2010 were included. Clinical and radiological outcomes were compared between cases who had the NTMC (Group A, n = 45) and traditional titanium mesh cage (TTMC, Group B, n = 49) after corpectomies...
November 24, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875415/a-posterior-oblique-approach-to-the-lumbar-disk-spaces-vertebral-bodies-and-lumbar-plexus-a-cadaveric-feasibility-study
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Alexander Spiessberger, Fabian Baumann, Martin Häusler, Frank Rühli, Javier Fandino, Carl Muroi
STUDY DESIGN: A laboratory cadaveric study. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to demonstrate the feasibility of a posterior oblique approach, sharing the same advantages as the transpsoas technique while minimizing the risk of lumbar plexus or psoas muscle injuries. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The transpsoas approach for interbody fusion and corpectomy offers advantages over posterior and anterior approaches. However, possible risks include traumatization of the psoas muscle or lumbar plexus...
November 21, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857796/dwarf-with-dual-spinal-kyphotic-deformity-at-the-cervical-and-dorsal-spine-unassociated-with-odontoid-hypoplasia-surgical-management
#6
Guru Dutta Satyarthee, Dipanker Singh Mankotia
Morquio's syndrome is associated with systemic skeletal hypoplasia leading to generalized skeletal deformation. The hypoplasia of odontoid process is frequent association, which is responsible for atlantoaxial dislocation causing compressive myelopathy. However, development of sub-axial cervical kyphotic deformity unassociated with odontoid hypoplasia is extremely rare, and coexistence of dorsal kyphotic deformity is not reported in the western literature till date and represents first case. Current case is 16-year-old boy, who presented with severe kyphotic deformity of cervical spine with spastic quadriparesis...
July 2016: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853656/risk-factors-for-venous-thromboembolism-following-thoracolumbar-surgery-analysis-of-43-777-patients-from-the-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-2005-to-2012
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Arjun S Sebastian, Bradford L Currier, Sanjeev Kakar, Emily C Nguyen, Amy E Wagie, Elizabeth S Habermann, Ahmad Nassr
Study Design Retrospective clinical study of a prospectively collected, national database. Objective Determine the 30-day incidence, timing, and risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE) following thoracolumbar spine surgery. Methods The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Participant Use File identified 43,777 patients who underwent thoracolumbar surgery from 2005 to 2012. Multiple patient characteristics were identified. The incidence and timing (in days) of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolus (PE) were determined...
December 2016: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843681/successful-surgical-strategy-for-a-cervical-hemangioblastoma-case-report
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Hideaki Imai, Kazuhiko Ishii, Hirotaka Chikuda, Junichi Ohya, Daichi Nakagawa, Tomomasa Kondo, Seiji Nomura, Masanori Yoshino, Satoru Miyawaki, Taichi Kin, Hirofumi Nakatomi, Nobuhito Saito
BACKGROUND: Hemangioblastomas are hypervascular lesions and hence their surgical management is challenging. In particular, if complete resection is to be attained, all feeding and draining vessels must be occluded. Although most intramedullary spinal cord tumors are treated utilizing a posterior approach, we describe an anterior surgical strategy for resection of an intramedullary cervical hemangioblastoma. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 36-year-old female with a spinal hemangioblastoma located in the anterior cervical spinal cord presented with a long-standing history of motor weakness of the right upper extremity...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831993/postoperative-symptomatic-anterior-spinal-epidural-hematoma-complete-drainage-using-corpectomy-and-a-bladder-catheter
#9
Rafael González-Diaz, Ismael Auñon-Martin, Francisco Javier Ortega-Garcia, Rui Miguel Reis da Rocha
STUDY DESIGN: A case report. OBJECTIVE: We describe a technique to drain a thoracic and cervical postoperative epidural hematoma causing paraplegia after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Postoperative compressive spinal epidural hematoma (SEH) is a devastating complication and early diagnosis and treatment is essential. The most commonly accepted treatment is decompression and drainage of hematoma. METHODS: A 65-year-old male with a degenerative disc disease located at C4-C5, C5-C6, and C6-C7 levels with disc herniation underwent a standard anterior cervical decompression and fusion at C4-C5-C6-C7...
November 15, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817136/management-of-destructive-candida-albicans-spondylodiscitis-of-the-cervical-spine-a-systematic-analysis-of-literature-illustrated-by-an-unusual-case
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REVIEW
Josef Stolberg-Stolberg, Dagmar Horn, Steffen Roßlenbroich, Oliver Riesenbeck, Stefanie Kampmeier, Michael Mohr, Michael J Raschke, René Hartensuer
PURPOSE: Candida induced spondylodiscitis of the cervical spine in immunocompetent patients is an extremely rare infectious complication. Since clinical symptoms might be nonspecific, therapeutic latency can lead to permanent spinal cord damage, sepsis and fatal complications. Surgical debridement is strongly recommended but there is no standard antimycotic regime for postsurgical treatment. This paper summarizes available data and demonstrates another successfully treated case. METHODS: The systematic analysis was performed according to the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
November 5, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809858/enlarged-anterior-cervical-diskectomy-and-fusion-in-the-treatment-of-severe-localised-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament
#11
Tao Lei, Hui Wang, Tong Tong, Qinghua Ma, Linfeng Wang, Yong Shen
BACKGROUND: Severe localised ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) should be directly removed by anterior approach, but the exposure during anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF) is restricted and may increase the risk of a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak. Corpectomy is facilitated to extirpate the ossification, but it is relatively more invasive. The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility and clinical outcome of enlarged ACDF in treating severe localised OPLL...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800289/vertebral-osteomyelitis-due-to-granulicatella-adiacens-a-nutritionally-variant-streptococci
#12
Jonathan York, Christian Fisahn, Jens Chapman
Vertebral osteomyelitis is a common pathology affecting the spine. We present the case of a 46-year-old male who was diagnosed with progressive L2 vertebral osteomyelitis due to a rare pathogen, Granulicatella adiacens. Granulicatella adiacens is part of the normal body flora and is often difficult to culture on traditional mediums. The patient required a lateral corpectomy and posterior fixation for spinal stabilization and source control.
September 28, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783108/-peek-cage-fusion-after-anterior-cervical-corpectomy-clinical-and-radiological-results-in-patients-with-spondylotic-myelopathy
#13
C Schulz, U M Mauer, R Mathieu
BACKGROUND: Anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF) has become a standard procedure for patients with spondylotic myelopathy due to multisegmental stenosis of the cervical canal. In addition to the fusion technique using autogenous bone grafts and titanium implants, synthetic polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cages have been used increasingly during the last years. However, limited evidence on the clinical and radiological results of PEEK cages for ACCF exists in the literature. The study presented here is the largest series to date reporting clinical and radiological outcome as well as complication rates after one to three-level ACCF using PEEK cages augmented by an anterior plate-screw osteosynthesis...
October 25, 2016: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778019/multiple-thoracolumbar-partial-lateral-corpectomies-in-17-dogs
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Thomas Flegel, Maria Münch, Karina Held, Florian Salger, Luisa Ziegler, Peter Böttcher
OBJECTIVE: To report feasibility and outcome of multiple thoracolumbar partial lateral corpectomies (TLPLCs) in dogs with predominantly ventral spinal cord compression caused by intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) in the light of reported decreased spinal stability following single TLPLC. Material und methods: In a retrospective study the records of dogs treated by multiple TLPLCs for ventral spinal cord compression caused by Hansen type I or type II IVDD were reviewed. Presurgical spinal cord compression and postsurgical decompression, as well as slot dimensions were determined based on computed tomography (CT)-myelography images...
October 25, 2016: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756005/kinematics-and-load-sharing-of-an-anterior-thoracolumbar-spinal-reconstruction-construct-with-peek-rods-an-in-vitro-biomechanical-study
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Ruozhou Zhou, Zhiping Huang, Xiang Liu, Jie Tong, Wei Ji, Sheting Liu, Qingan Zhu
BACKGROUND: Polyetheretherketone rod constructs provide adequate spinal stability. Kinematics and load sharing of anterior thoracolumbar reconstruction with polyetheretherketone rods under preload remains unknown. METHODS: Eight human cadaveric specimens (T11-L3) were subjected to a pure moment of 5.0Nm in flexion-extension, lateral bending and axial rotation, and flexion-extension with a compressive preload of 300N. An anterior reconstruction of L1 corpectomy was conducted with a surrogate bone graft and anterior rod constructs (polyetheretherketone or titanium rods)...
October 5, 2016: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725308/differences-in-the-time-of-onset-of-postoperative-upper-limb-palsy-among-surgical-procedures-a-meta-analysis
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Shota Takenaka, Yukitaka Nagamoto, Hiroyuki Aono, Takashi Kaito, Noboru Hosono
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The time of onset of postoperative upper limb palsy (ULP), also referred to as C5 palsy, varies among patients. Although some studies addressed the relationship between the time of onset of ULP and the potential etiologies, no meta-analysis has been conducted regarding the association between the time of onset of ULP and other factors such as surgical procedure type and treated diseases. PURPOSE: This study aimed to elucidate differences in the time of onset of ULP among spinal surgical procedures and treated diseases to understand its etiology...
October 8, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725298/scarcity-of-implants-has-partially-replaced-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-decompression-and-instrumented-fusion-with-implant-less-expansile-cervical-laminopalsty-paupertas-artis-omnis-perdocet
#17
Marin Stančić, Ivana Stančić, Petra Barl, Ivan Pašalić
OBJECTIVE: Scarcity of implants during the economic crisis has partially replaced cervical spondylotic myelopathy decompression and instrumented fusion with implant-less expansile cervical laminopalsty. The aim of the study was comparison of the results obtained with instrumented anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF) with implant-less expansile cervical laminoplasty (ECL). METHODS: Patients suffering from cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) Nurick 3-5, with preoperative tethering and postoperative untethering were included...
October 7, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716017/reconstruction-of-the-c-1-lateral-mass-with-a-titanium-expandable-cage-after-resection-of-eosinophilic-granuloma-in-an-adult-patient
#18
Bradley H Stephens, Neill M Wright
Spinal involvement occurs frequently in cases of eosinophilic granuloma (EG), but surgical treatment is limited primarily to those with spinal instability. Involvement of the cervical spine is rare, but primarily occurs in the vertebral bodies, and is normally amenable to anterior corpectomy and spinal reconstruction. The authors describe a 27-year-old man with pathologically proven EG who presented with complete destruction of the C-1 lateral mass requiring spinal stabilization. A titanium expandable cage was used to reconstruct the weight-bearing column from the occipital condyle to the superior articular surface of C-2 from a posterior approach, with preservation of the traversing vertebral artery...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688918/rapidly-progressive-spontaneous-spinal-epidural-abscess
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Abdurrahman Aycan, Ozgür Yusuf Aktas, Feyza Karagoz Guzey, Azmi Tufan, Cihan Isler, Nur Aycan, İsmail Gulsen, Harun Arslan
Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rare disease which is often rapidly progressive. Delayed diagnosis of SEA may lead to serious complications and the clinical findings of SEA are generally nonspecific. Paraspinal abscess should be considered in the presence of local low back tenderness, redness, and pain with fever, particularly in children. In case of delayed diagnosis and treatment, SEA may spread to the epidural space and may cause neurological deficits. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) remains the method of choice in the diagnosis of SEA...
2016: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681535/posterior-or-single-stage-combined-anterior-and-posterior-approach-decompression-for-treating-complex-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-coincident-multilevel-anterior-and-posterior-compression
#20
Xiaoxiao Zhou, Pan Cai, Yuwei Li, Haijiao Wang, Shengli Xia, Xiuhui Wang
STUDY DESIGN: A single-center, retrospective, longitudinal matched cohort clinical study of prospectively collected outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To compare retrospectively the clinical outcomes and complications of the posterior approach laminoplasty and single-stage anterior approach laminoplasty combined with anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion for treating patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy coincident multilevel anterior and posterior compression, known as complex cervical spondylotic myelopathy (cCSM) here...
September 27, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
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