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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645604/posterior-paramedian-approach-to-a-ventrally-located-spinal-meningioma
#1
Han Soo Chang
BACKGROUND: To approach a ventral spinal pathology, a lateral viewing angle is often required. However, lateral approaches to the spine are usually more technically demanding and require certain amount of surgical expertise. In this report, we describe a simple and easy technique to obtain the lateral viewing angle to the ventral spinal pathology. CASE DESCRIPTION: The technique is demonstrated in a ventrally located meningioma at C2 level. Axial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a square posterior shift of the spinal cord with little lateral space, which necessitated a more lateral viewing angle than the conventional posterior approach...
June 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642680/weight-bearing-over-ground-stepping-in-an-exoskeleton-with-non-invasive-spinal-cord-neuromodulation-after-motor-complete-paraplegia
#2
Parag Gad, Yury Gerasimenko, Sharon Zdunowski, Amanda Turner, Dimitry Sayenko, Daniel C Lu, V Reggie Edgerton
We asked whether coordinated voluntary movement of the lower limbs could be regained in an individual having been completely paralyzed (>4 year) and completely absent of vision (>15 year) using two novel strategies-transcutaneous electrical spinal cord stimulation at selected sites over the spine as well as pharmacological neuromodulation by buspirone. We also asked whether these neuromodulatory strategies could facilitate stepping assisted by an exoskeleton (EKSO, EKSO Bionics, CA) that is designed so that the subject can voluntarily complement the work being performed by the exoskeleton...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642653/clinical-application-of-a-drill-guide-template-for-pedicle-screw-placement-in-severe-scoliosis
#3
Xin Li, Yaoshen Zhang, Qiang Zhang, Changsong Zhao, Kun Liu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accuracy and the effect of drill guide template for pedicle screw placement in severe scoliosis. METHOD: Eight patients with rigid scoliosis were enrolled, five males and three females, ranging from nine to 23 years old. A three-dimensional CT scan of the spine was performed and saved as a DICOM file type. The multi-level template was designed by Mimics software and manufactured according to the part of the most severe deformity. The drill template was placed on the corresponding vertebral surface...
March 2017: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638473/rapid-fluorescence-imaging-of-spinal-cord-following-epidural-administration-of-a-nerve-highlighting-fluorophore
#4
Wanguo Liu, Rui Gu, Qingsan Zhu, Chunsheng Xiao, Lanfeng Huang, Xinming Zhuang, Jingzhe Zhang, Lidi Liu, Ben Ma, Huailin Yang, Jianchao Ma, Zhipeng Hu, Chenglin Tang, Shuhua Zhao, Xuesi Chen
Iatrogenic spinal cord injury (SCI) is the most devastating complication of spine surgery, which usually results in permanent and serious disabilities of patients. Improvement of the visualization and discrimination of the spinal cord is critical for accuracy and safety during surgery; however, to date, there is no suitable technology to fulfill this clinical need. Here, we first show an efficient and rapid fluorescence imaging of the spinal cord in rabbit by epidural administration of a nerve-highlighting fluorophore, i...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632556/watertight-sealing-without-lumbar-drainage-for-incidental-ventral-dural-defect-in-transthoracic-spine-surgery-a-retrospective-review-of-53-cases
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Sang-Hyeop Jeon, Sang-Ho Lee, Yi Sheng Tsang, Tag-Geun Jung, Ki-Hyoung Moon, Gun Choi, Ketan D Dilip
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of the triple layer closure technique to establish watertight sealing without diversion of lumbar drainage, in preventing persistent incidental subarachnoid-pleural fistula and other neurological complications related to excessive drainage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) after dural defect in transthoracic ossified posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: CSF leakage into the pleural cavity leads to unfavorable conditions for natural healing of incidental durotomy due to the negative pressure environment of the pleural space and lack of wound healing around the bony cavity near the decompressed spinal cord...
July 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629570/the-association-between-multiple-sclerosis-and-spondylosis-when-and-why
#6
Vasileios G Xydis, Anastasia K Zikou, Vassiliki Kostadima, Loukas G Astrakas, Paraskevi Kosta, Maria I Argyropoulou
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate risk factors for the development of cervical spine spondylosis (CSS) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and to propose a pathogenetic mechanism. METHODS: Forty-two consecutive patients aged 23-66 years with MS and 42 age and sex matched controls were evaluated retrospectively; Clinical disability was evaluated with the expanded disability status scale (EDSS) and spasticity with the Asworth score. Total brain lesion volume (BLV), total grey matter (GM) volume and deep GM volume were assessed...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620739/injuries-of-the-spine-and-of-the-spinal-cord-in-the-hippocratic-corpus-of-medicine
#7
REVIEW
Demetrios Korres, Konstantinos Markatos, Demetrios Chytas, Anastasios Andreakos, Andreas Mavrogenis
The purpose of this review article is to summarize the views presented in the Hippocratic Corpus of Medicine regarding injuries of the spine, their effect on the spinal cord and the optimal treatment modulus. It is shown that the treatment dilemmas of ancient times in these injuries remain modern since Hippocrates suggested that conservative treatment and letting nature take its course is preferable over a devastating surgical treatment if the spinal cord structural integrity is not compromised. There is also a detailed account of the conservative treatment suggested in the Hippocratic Corpus concerning devices and method of closed spinal relocations...
June 16, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616030/time-lapse-changes-of-in-vivo-injured-neuronal-substructures-in-the-central-nervous-system-after-low-energy-two-photon-nanosurgery
#8
Zhikai Zhao, Shuangxi Chen, Yunhao Luo, Jing Li, Smaranda Badea, Chaoran Ren, Wutian Wu
There is currently very little research regarding the dynamics of the subcellular degenerative events that occur in the central nervous system in response to injury. To date, multi-photon excitation has been primarily used for imaging applications; however, it has been recently used to selectively disrupt neural structures in living animals. However, understanding the complicated processes and the essential underlying molecular pathways involved in these dynamic events is necessary for studying the underlying process that promotes neuronal regeneration...
May 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614284/cervical-spine-deformities-in-children-with-rhizomelic-chondrodysplasia-punctata
#9
Oussama Abousamra, Vinay Kandula, Angela L Duker, Kenneth J Rogers, Michael B Bober, William G Mackenzie
BACKGROUND: Cervical spine deformity in rhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctata (RCDP) has been described with different findings reported in the literature. However, available literature provides limited data from a few cases with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the cervical spine. Our report describes the MRI findings in a group of children with RCDP, aiming to reach a better understanding of this pathology. METHODS: An Institutional Review Board-approved RCDP Registry was created at our institution with the goal of identifying pertinent medical issues over the lifespan of individuals with RCDP...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607823/traumatic-spondyloptosis-of-the-cervical-spine-a-case-report-and-discussion-of-worldwide-treatment-trends
#10
Kelly E Wong, Peter S Chang, Mark S Monasky, Rodney M Samuelson
BACKGROUND: Cervical spondyloptosis is defined as the dislocation of the spinal column most often caused by trauma. Due to compression or transection of the spinal cord, severe neurological deficits are common. Here, we review the literature and report a case of traumatic C5-6 spondyloptosis that was successfully treated using an anterior-only surgical approach. METHODS: The patient presented with quadriplegia and absent sensation distal to the C5 dermatome following a rollover motor vehicle accident...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607524/development-of-a-modified-model-of-spinal-cord-ischemia-injury-by-selective-ligation-of-lumbar-arteries-in-rabbits
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W Xiao, J Wen, Y-C Huang, B-S Yu
STUDY DESIGN: Experimental study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to develop a modified model of spinal cord ischemia in rabbits. SETTINGS: Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Spine Surgery, Shenzhen, China. METHODS: In total, 20 New Zealand rabbits were divided into the following four groups according to the level of ligation of bilateral lumbar arteries: (1) group A, sham group, no ligation, n=5; (2) group B, ligation of bilateral lumbar arteries at three levels (L2-L4, n=5); (3) group C, ligation of bilateral lumbar arteries at four levels (L2-L5, n=5); and (4) group D, ligation of bilateral lumbar arteries at five levels (L1-L5, n=5)...
June 13, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604497/potential-mechanism-for-some-post-operative-c5-palsies-an-anatomical-study
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Fernando Alonso, Vlad Voin, Joe Iwanaga, David Hanscom, Jens R Chapman, Rod J Oskouian, Marios Loukas, R Shane Tubbs
STUDY DESIGN: Anatomical Study. OBJECTIVE: Determine if shoulder depression (e.g., taping the shoulders) might result in C5 nerve traction and subsequent injury. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Postoperative C5 nerve palsy is a recognized entity that is still often enigmatic. Inferior shoulder depression is usually employed to assist with surgical visualization during cervical spine procedures. METHODS: In the supine position, ten adult fresh frozen human cadavers underwent dissection of the spinal cord and its adjacent dorsal, ventral roots and spinal nerves from C4 to T1...
June 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603378/application-of-extracorporeal-shockwaves-in-the-treatment-of-scoliosis-a-case-report
#13
Hans-Rudolf Weiss
[Purpose] In a pilot investigation, extracorporeal shockwave therapy was applied to patients with idiopathic scoliosis. This case report aimed to describe the effects of repeated extracorporeal shockwave therapy on the clinical signs of a patient with scoliosis due to a functional tethered cord syndrome. [Subject and Methods] In June 2016, a 13-year-old girl presented with a left thoracic curvature. Radiograph showed a left thoracic curve of 24°. An angle of trunk rotation of 21° was measured using a scoliometer...
May 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602981/three-dimensional-translations-following-posterior-three-column-spinal-osteotomies-for-the-correction-of-severe-and-stiff-kyphoscoliosis
#14
Xueshi Li, Zifang Huang, Yaolong Deng, Hengwei Fan, Wenyuan Sui, Chongwen Wang, Junlin Yang
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Posterior three-column spinal osteotomies were shown to be effective to treat severe and stiff kyphoscoliosis. Translations at the site of osteotomy after deformity correction were commonly seen intraoperatively, which might cause potential neurologic deficits. However, this phenomenon was not thoroughly discussed in the current literature. PURPOSE: This study was to evaluate the three-dimensional translations at the three-column osteotomy site and their effects on neurologic outcome in the surgical correction of severe and stiff kyphoscoliosis...
June 7, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601735/clinical-utility-for-diffusion-mri-sequence-in-emergency-and-inpatient-spine-protocols
#15
REVIEW
Michael J Hoch, Joanne Rispoli, Mary Bruno, Mervin Wauchope, Yvonne W Lui, Timothy M Shepherd
Diffusion imaging of the spine has the potential to change clinical management, but is challenging due to the small size of the cord and susceptibility artifacts from adjacent structures. Reduced field-of-view (rFOV) diffusion can improve image quality by decreasing the echo train length. Over the past 2 years, we have acquired a rFOV diffusion sequence for MRI spine protocols on most inpatients and emergency room patients. We provide selected imaging diagnoses to illustrate the utility of including diffusion spine MRI in clinical practice...
June 6, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597707/ct-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-of-spinal-osteoblastoma-treatment-and-long-term-follow-up
#16
Francesco Arrigoni, Antonio Barile, Luigi Zugaro, Eva Fascetti, Marcello Zappia, Luca Brunese, Carlo Masciocchi
OBJECTIVE: Osteoblastoma (OB) is a painful, rare, benign bone tumour usually observed in young populations, and this condition involves the spine in up to one-third of cases. We sought to focus on the minimally invasive treatment of spinal OB with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) under computed tomography (CT) guidance. When performed near the spinal cord, surgery can lead to instability of the spine, sometimes requiring additional interventions to stabilise the segments involved, and can cause the precocious onset of arthrosis or other degenerative diseases...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594515/cervical-spine-injuries-in-the-athlete
#17
Gregory D Schroeder, Alexander R Vaccaro
Cervical spine injuries are common and range from relatively minor injuries, such as cervical muscle strains, to severe, life-threatening cervical fractures with spinal cord injuries. Although cervical spine injuries are most common in athletes who participate in contact and collision sports, such as rugby and American football, they also have been reported in athletes who participate in noncontact sports, such as baseball, gymnastics, and diving. Cervical spine injuries in athletes are not necessarily the result of substantial spine trauma; some athletes have chronic conditions, such as congenital stenosis, that increase their risk for a serious cervical spine injury after even minor trauma...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591802/systemic-inflammatory-and-th17-immune-activation-among-patients-treated-for-lumbar-radiculopathy-exceeds-that-of-patients-treated-for-persistent-postoperative-neuropathic-pain
#18
Mohammed F Shamji, Daipayan Guha, Darcia Paul, Alina Shcharinsky
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiology of lumbar radiculopathy includes both mechanical compression and biochemical irritation of apposed neural elements. Inflammatory and immune cytokines have been implicated, induced by systemic exposure of immune-privileged intervertebral disc tissue. Surgical intervention provides improved symptoms and quality of life, but persistent postoperative neuropathic pain (PPNP) afflicts a significant fraction of patients. OBJECTIVE: To compare the inflammatory and immune phenotypes among patients undergoing structural surgery for lumbar radiculopathy and spinal cord stimulation for neuropathic pain...
June 7, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582275/acute-isolated-paraplegia-revealing-an-ewing-sarcoma-of-the-thoracic-spine
#19
Pierre-Aurélien Beuriat, Sarah Melloul, Louise Galmiche, Irene Cristofori, Michel Zerah, Kevin Beccaria
Ewing sarcoma (ES) infrequently affects the spine. Diagnosis is usually made several weeks following growing symptoms. In this report, we present the case of a child with ES localized at the upper thoracic level. ES was revealed by isolated acute complete paraplegia mimicking medullary stroke. The girl was operated for decompressive laminectomy and tumor removal. Afterwards, she received adjuvant therapy. Subsequently, the child showed a slow improvement of her leg sensitivity associated with a partial motor recovery...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581034/the-clinical-features-risk-factors-and-surgical-treatment-of-cervicogenic-headache-in-patients-with-cervical-spine-disorders-requiring-surgery
#20
Keiko Shimohata, Kazuhiro Hasegawa, Osamu Onodera, Masatoyo Nishizawa, Takayoshi Shimohata
OBJECTIVE: To clarify the clinical features and risk factors of cervicogenic headache (CEH; as diagnosed according to the International Classification of Headache Disorders-Third Edition beta) in patients with cervical spine disorders requiring surgery. BACKGROUND: CEH is caused by cervical spine disorders. The pathogenic mechanism of CEH is hypothesized to involve a convergence of the upper cervical afferents from the C1, C2, and C3 spinal nerves and the trigeminal afferents in the trigeminocervical nucleus of the upper cervical cord...
June 5, 2017: Headache
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