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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145512/impact-of-the-surgical-strategy-on-the-incidence-of-c5-nerve-root-palsy-in-decompressive-cervical-surgery
#1
Theresa Krätzig, Malte Mohme, Klaus C Mende, Sven O Eicker, Frank W Floeth
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to identify the impact of different surgical strategies on the incidence of C5 palsy. BACKGROUND: Degenerative cervical spinal stenosis is a steadily increasing morbidity in the ageing population. Postoperative C5 nerve root palsy is a common complication with severe impact on the patients´ quality of life. METHODS: We identified 1708 consecutive patients who underwent cervical decompression surgery due to degenerative changes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137073/incidence-of-c5-nerve-root-palsy-after-cervical-surgery-a-meta-analysis-for-last-decade
#2
Tao Wang, Hui Wang, Sen Liu, Wen-Yuan Ding
PURPOSE: We aim to perform a meta-analysis on incidence of C5 nerve root palsy (C5 palsy) for patients after cervical surgery. METHODS: An extensive search of the literature was performed in PubMed/MEDLINE, Embase, the Cochrane library, CNKI, and WANFANG databases on incidence of C5 palsy from January 2007 to January 2017. Prevalence of C5 palsy related to different surgery methods was calculated and data analysis was conducted with STATA 12.0. RESULTS: A total of 61 studies containing 721 patients with C5 palsy in total 11,481 patients (6...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125823/failure-of-an-expandable-cage-plate-cervical-vertebral-body-replacement-case-report-of-a-device-related-complication
#3
Klemens Trieb, Stephan Koch
Instabilities of the cervical spine after complete or incomplete corpectomy may be the result from resection due to stenosis induced myelopathy, tumors, infections or fractures. In this article, we report a 49-year-old female patient after surgical decompression and stabilization at C5/7 with permanent cervicobrachialgia due to cervical stenosis at C5/7. Corpectomy of C6 and stabilization of C5/7 were performed with a combination of cage and plate. At an outpatient control 16 months after reoperation, the patient complained of neck pain, while the control X-ray showed a fracture of the implant...
December 2017: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104840/spinal-shortening-for-recurrent-tethered-cord-syndrome-via-a-lateral-retropleural-approach-a-novel-operative-technique
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Jeffrey A Steinberg, Arvin R Wali, Joel Martin, David R Santiago-Dieppa, David Gonda, William Taylor
Spine shortening via vertebral osteotomy (SSVO) for recurrent tethered cord syndrome (TCS) is a novel surgical technique that avoids the complication profile associated with revision detethering. While SSVO has previously been described via a posterior approach, we describe a lateral retropleural approach for SSVO in recurrent TCS in a 21-year-old female. Our patient presented with progressive lower extremity weakness, bowel and bladder incontinence, and back pain in the setting of childhood repair of myelomeningocele and two previous detethering procedures...
August 31, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099564/outcomes-of-anterior-exposure-for-spinal-surgery-at-an-independent-academic-medical-center
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Travis J Smith, Amelia T Bauer, Kara J Kallies, Mohammed Al-Hamadani, Sigurd B Gundersen
INTRODUCTION: Anterior exposure for spinal surgery has expanded and is used for common spinal procedures, including anterior lumbar interbody fusion, disc replacement, and vertebral corpectomy. With this approach, vascular injuries have been reported ranging from 1% to 25%. The impact of resident participation on intraoperative and postoperative outcomes within an independent academic medical center has not been widely reported. The objective of this study was to determine the incidence of complications during anterior exposure spinal surgery at an independent academic medical center...
February 2017: WMJ: Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093784/sagittal-alignment-of-a-strut-graft-affects-graft-subsidence-and-clinical-outcomes-of-anterior-cervical-corpectomy-and-fusion
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Koun Yamauchi, Kazunari Fushimi, Kei Miyamoto, Akira Hioki, Katsuji Shimizu, Haruhiko Akiyama
Study Design: Retrospective study. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of sagittal alignment of the strut graft on graft subsidence and clinical outcomes after anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF). Overview of Literature: ACCF is a common technique for the treatment of various cervical pathologies. Although graft subsidence sometimes occurs after ACCF, it is one cause for poor clinical results. Malalignment of the strut graft is probably one of the factors associated with graft subsidence...
October 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089670/complications-exclusive-to-long-strut-grafts-used-following-multilevel-cervical-corpectomy-utilization-of-advanced-imaging-techniques
#7
Pushpa B Thippeswamy, Sunitha P Kumaran, Vinay Hegde, Sanjaya Viswamitra
When surgical decompression of cervical spine is considered, multilevel cervical corpectomy with long strut grafts is the preferred treatment. This procedure is used in a variety of pathologies including degenerative disease, tumors, trauma and infection. Corpectomy with interbody grafting helps in adequate spinal canal and neural decompression compared to multilevel discectomy, which could be difficult as well as inadequate. Fibular/iliac strut grafts are used for reconstruction along with a stabilizing hardware in this procedure...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089564/prognostic-value-of-lordosis-decrease-in-radiographic-adjacent-segment-pathology-after-anterior-cervical-corpectomy-and-fusion
#8
Yin Liu, Na Li, Wei Wei, Jing Deng, Yuequn Hu, Bin Ye, Wei Wang
While cervical lordosis alteration is not uncommon after anterior cervical arthrodesis, its influence on radiological adjacent segment pathology (RASP) is still unclear. Biomechanical changes induced by arthrodesis may contribute to ASP onset. To investigate the correlation between cervical lordosis decrease and RASP onset after anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF) and to determine its biomechanical effect on adjacent segments after surgery, 80 CSM patients treated with ACCF were retrospectively studied, and a baseline finite element model of the cervical spine as well as post-operation models with normal and decreased lordosis were established and validated...
October 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074335/choices-and-decisions-in-decompressive-surgery-for-thoracolumbar-intervertebral-disk-herniation
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REVIEW
Nick D Jeffery, Tom R Harcourt-Brown, Andrew K Barker, Jonathan M Levine
Once decompressive surgery has been elected, the approach that maximizes the likelihood of gaining access to the herniated material for complete removal should be chosen. In most cases, a procedure that optimizes access to the ventrolateral aspect of the spinal cord will be advantageous but it is important to tailor the details of the surgical procedure to suit individual patients. Decompressive surgery for chronic (type II) herniations will frequently demand a ventral approach with partial corpectomy.
October 23, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068879/long-term-sustainability-of-functional-improvement-following-central-corpectomy-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-and-ossification-of-posterior-longitudinal-ligament
#10
Sauradeep Sarkar, Vedantam Rajshekhar
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To examine predictors of long-term outcome and sustainability of initial functional improvement in patients undergoing corpectomy for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) or ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There are limited data on the predictors of outcome and sustainability of initial functional improvement on long-term follow-up following cervical corpectomy...
October 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058045/anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-review-and-update-for-radiologists
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REVIEW
Kimia Khalatbari Kani, Felix S Chew
OBJECTIVES: The goals of this article are to describe the various types of interbody grafts and anterior cervical plating systems, techniques for optimizing evaluation of cervical spine metallic implants on CT and MR imaging, expected appearance and complications of ACDF on postoperative imaging and imaging assessment of fusion. Optimization for optimizing metal induced artifacts. CONCLUSION: Currently, ACDF is the most commonly performed surgical procedure for degenerative cervical spine disease...
October 23, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057361/hypoglossal-nerve-paresis-secondary-to-anterior-approach-of-upper-cervical-spine-followed-by-spontaneous-recovery
#12
Antonio José Vargas López, Laín Hermes González Quarante, Oscar Lucas Gil de Sagredo Del Corral, Antonio Montalvo Afonso, Carlos Fernández Carballal
We describe an exceptional complication of cervical spine surgery in a 63-year-old male. He suffered the impact of a beam to the top of his head. During evaluation in the emergency room he reported intense neck pain with no other neurological symptoms or findings on physical examination. Spine computed tomography (CT) showed C3 vertebral body fracture that required surgical stabilization. A right side anterior approach to upper cervical spine with C3 corpectomy and placement of iliac bone autograft was performed...
September 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
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/29057346/corpectomy-and-expandable-cage-replacement-versus-third-generation-percutaneous-augmentation-system-in-case-of-vertebra-plana-rationale-and-recommendations
#14
Daniele Vanni, Andrea Pantalone, Vincenzo Magliani, Vincenzo Salini, Pedro Berjano
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the role of third generation percutaneous vertebral augmentation systems (Spine Jack(®)) as alternative to the corpectomies and expandable cages replacement (X-Core(®) Adjustable VBR System) in the treatment of vertebra plana (VP) as complication of the osteoporosis vertebral fracture (OVF). METHODS: Spine Jack(®) is a new device for mechanical kyphoplasty (MK). It is a titanium implant designed to restore the height of the vertebral body in OVF, primary or secondary bone tumors, or traumatic fractures...
September 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053055/successful-surgical-repair-and-recovery-in-a-2-week-old-infant-after-birth-related-cervical-fracture-dislocation
#15
Sara Saleh, Kyle I Swanson, Taryn Bragg
Cervical spine injuries are the most common spine injuries in the pediatric population. The authors present the youngest known patient who underwent cervical spine fusion to repair birth trauma-induced cervical fracture dislocation, resulting in spondyloptosis and spinal cord injury. A 2-week-old boy was found to have spondyloptosis and spinal cord injury after concerns arose from reduced movement of the extremities. The patient's birth was complicated by undiagnosed abdominal dystocia, which led to cervical distraction injury...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017309/langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-of-the-thoracic-spine-in-an-adult
#16
Myeong Cheol Kim, Sun Hee Sung, Yongjae Cho
We report a case of a 45-year-old man with a complaint of both leg weakness and hypoesthesia. Radiological evaluation revealed an osteolytic lesion of the ninth thoracic vertebra. The patient underwent posterior corpectomy with total excision of the tumor, mesh cage insertion with posterior screw fixation and subsequent radiotherapy. Histology confirmed the diagnosis of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH). This case report presents the diagnostic work-up, histopathological evaluation, and the treatment procedures of rare LCH in the thoracic spine...
September 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992848/the-first-report-of-human-primary-thoracic-spine-mast-cell-sarcoma-a-case-report
#17
Ali C Ravanpay, Jonathan R Fromm, Kerstin L Edlefsen, Paul Martin, Randal Chesnut
In this report, we present a 53-year-old woman with primary mast cell sarcoma of the thoracic spine vertebrae. Mast cell sarcoma is an aggressive and rare cancer. To date, no cases of primary mast cell sarcoma have been reported in the spinal vertebrae. The patient initially presented with a 1-month history of pelvic and abdominal pain. Inconclusive gynecological evaluation resulted in a CT of the abdomen and pelvis, demonstrating a destructive lesion centered at the 11th thoracic vertebral body. The patient underwent a two-stage spine operation for T11 corpectomy and T7-L3 posterior spinal fusion...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984511/interbody-distraction-and-vertebral-body-reconstruction-with-polymethylmethacrylate-for-the-treatment-of-pathological-fractures
#18
Scott L Zuckerman, Ganesh Rao, Laurence D Rhines, Ian E McCutcheon, Richard G Everson, Claudio E Tatsui
OBJECTIVE Treatment of epidural spinal cord compression (ESCC) caused by tumor includes surgical decompression and stabilization followed by postoperative radiation. In the case of severe axial loading impairment, anterior column reconstruction is indicated. The authors describe the use of interbody distraction to restore vertebral body height and correct kyphotic angulation prior to reconstruction with polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), and report the long-term durability of such reconstruction. METHODS A single institution, prospective series of patients with ESCC undergoing single-stage decompression, anterior column reconstruction, and posterior instrumentation from 2013 to 2016 was retrospectively analyzed...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963160/accuracy-of-ct-navigated-pedicle-screw-positioning-in-the-cervical-and-upper-thoracic-region-with-and-without-prior-anterior-surgery-and-ventral-plating
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
A Rienmüller, N Buchmann, J S Kirschke, E L Meyer, J Gempt, J Lehmberg, B Meyer, Y M Ryang
AIMS: We aimed to retrospectively assess the accuracy and safety of CT navigated pedicle screws and to compare accuracy in the cervical and thoracic spine (C2-T8) with (COMB) and without (POST) prior anterior surgery (anterior cervical discectomy or corpectomy and fusion with ventral plating: ACDF/ACCF). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 592 pedicle screws, which were used in 107 consecutively operated patients (210 COMB, 382 POST), were analysed. The accuracy of positioning was determined according to the classification of Gertzbein and Robbins on post-operative CT scans...
October 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937466/compressive-myelopathy-in-congenital-kyphosis-of-the-upper-thoracic-spine-a-retrospective-study-of-6-cases
#20
Zhengfeng Zhang, Honggang Wang, Wenjie Zheng
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this retrospective study was to describe the uncommon presentation of neurological deficits in patients with congenital kyphosis of the upper thoracic spine (T1-T4). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Congenital kyphosis is an uncommon deformity but can potentially lead to spinal cord compression and paraplegia, particularly in type I (failure of formation) deformities. Few reports have described compressive myelopathy associated with congenital kyphosis of the upper thoracic spine...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
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