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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937465/treatment-of-cervicogenic-headache-concurrent-with-cervical-stenosis-by-anterior-cervical-decompression-and-fusion
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Hong Liu, Avraam Ploumis, Shijun Wang, Chunde Li, Hong Li
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To report the efficacy of anterior cervical decompression and fusion surgery as treatment method for cervicogenic headache (CeH). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The exact diagnostic criteria and optimal treatment of CeH is still under investigation. METHODS: A total of 34 consecutive patients (mean age 55.8 y) with CeH (in addition to cervical stenosis symptomatology) resistant to nonoperative treatment were treated by anterior cervical decompression and fusion from 1 up to 3 levels and were followed for at least 1 year...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882602/neurosurgical-aspects-of-dialysis-related-spinal-amyloidosis-report-of-three-cases-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#2
M Dalolio, F Lucarella, P Rampini, G P Bulfamante, S Aldea, P Graveleau, S Gaillard, P Scarone
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Osteoarticular manifestations of beta-2 microglobulin amyloidosis are often diagnosed in long-term dialyzed patients. However, spinal involvement is rare (10-25% of patients), and generally not associated with neurological deterioration. Compression of the spinal cord or roots is extremely rare, and probably under-recognized. METHODS: The authors describe three cases of spinal stenosis presenting with neurological signs in long-term dialyzed patients, prospectively collected over 2 years in two different institutions and treated by surgical decompression...
September 4, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882525/multi-level-posterior-foraminotomy-with-laminoplasty-versus-laminoplasty-alone-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-with-radiculopathy-a-comparative-study
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Dong-Ho Lee, Jae Hwan Cho, Chang Ju Hwang, Choon Sung Lee, Chunghwan Kim, Jung-Ki Ha
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Conventional laminoplasty is useful for expanding a stenotic spinal canal. However, it has limited use for the decompression of accompanying neural foraminal stenosis. As such, an additional posterior foraminotomy could be simultaneously applied, although this procedure carries a risk of segmental kyphosis and instability. PURPOSE: The aim was to elucidate the long-term surgical outcomes of additional posterior foraminotomy with a laminoplasty for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) with radiculopathy...
September 4, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881110/endoscopic-spine-surgery
#4
REVIEW
Gun Choi, Chetan S Pophale, Bhupesh Patel, Priyank Uniyal
Surgical treatment of the degenerative disc disease has evolved from traditional open spine surgery to minimally invasive spine surgery including endoscopic spine surgery. Constant improvement in the imaging modality especially with introduction of the magnetic resonance imaging, it is possible to identify culprit degenerated disc segment and again with the discography it is possible to diagnose the pain generator and pathological degenerated disc very precisely and its treatment with minimally invasive approach...
September 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875320/-low-back-pain-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
R Kothe
Low back pain (LBP) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has so far been of little concern in clinical investigations. The main focus of scientific publications on spinal problems in RA was the cervical spine. In a recent study, we could demonstrate that LBP in RA patients leads to a significantly higher degree of disability and depression as well as to a reduction in quality of life compared to RA patients without LBP. If there is a specific reason for the additional symptom of LBP, such as spinal stenosis or segmental instability, surgical treatment may be indicated to improve disability and quality of life...
September 5, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872572/tandem-spinal-stenosis-a-systematic-review
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Samuel C Overley, Jun S Kim, Brooke A Gogel, Robert K Merrill, Andrew C Hecht
BACKGROUND: Tandem spinal stenosis refers to spinal canal diameter narrowing in at least 2 distinct regions of the spine, most commonly the lumbar and cervical regions. This entity can be an asymptomatic radiographic finding, or it can present with severe myelopathy and lower-extremity symptoms. Tandem spinal stenosis may impact surgeon decision-making when planning either cervical or lumbar spine surgery, and there is currently no consensus in the literature regarding the treatment algorithm for operative intervention...
September 5, 2017: JBJS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859596/cervical-myelopathy-presenting-as-bilateral-upper-extremity-weakness
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Sean McInerney, Aaron Keil, Jin Suh Kim
A 57-year-old man with insidious onset of progressive bilateral upper extremity weakness was referred to physical therapy by his primary care physician. Following examination, the physical therapist referred the patient back to his primary care physician with a request for cervical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and neurology consultation. Cervical radiographs demonstrated multilevel degenerative changes, while cervical spine MRI revealed compressive myelopathy, significant spinal canal stenosis, and severe spondylosis J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2017;47(9):691...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844619/combined-upper-cervical-canal-stenosis-and-cervical-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-resulting-in-myelopathy-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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Hao Li, Jingkai Wang, Gang Chen, Fangcai Li, Junfeng Zhu, Qixin Chen
Combined upper cervical canal stenosis and cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) is an under-recognized disorder. The objective of the present study was to investigate the radiological manifestations and surgical outcomes of this disease combination. Between May 2011 and July 2014, we studied the radiological manifestations of 18 cases of combined upper cervical canal stenosis and cervical OPLL. Appropriate decompression procedures were performed and the clinical outcomes were evaluated using a visual analog scale (VAS) and the Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA) scoring system...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839952/a-case-of-real-spinal-cord-injury-without-radiologic-abnormality-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-spinal-cord-concussion
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Hiroki Nagasawa, Kouhei Ishikawa, Ryosuke Takahashi, Ikuto Takeuchi, Kei Jitsuiki, Hiromichi Ohsaka, Kazuhiko Omori, Youichi Yanagawa
INTRODUCTION: Real spinal cord injury without radiologic abnormality (SCIWORA) is a rare clinical entity. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was a 13-year-old girl whose body was overturned anteriorly after crashing her bicycle into a curb. Following the accident, in which her neck and upper back hit the ground, she could not move due to paralysis. On arrival, she had paresis of the bilateral upper extremities and experienced a painful sensation when her upper extremities were touched...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828180/multi-level-spine-endoscopy-a-review-of-available-evidence-and-case-report
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Scott D Middleton, Ralf Wagner, J N Alastair Gibson
In the last ten years, there has been an exponential increase in endoscopic spinal surgery practice.With improvements in equipment quality and the availability of high definition camera systems, cervical endoscopic disc resection is now a viable alternative to anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) or disc arthroplasty for the treatment of disc prolapse and low grade stenosis.Based on the current literature, there is now strong evidence to support the use of transforaminal endoscopic approaches for the treatment of thoracic disc prolapse...
July 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807778/cervical-cord-canal-mismatch-a-new-method-for-identifying-predisposition-to-spinal-cord-injury
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REVIEW
Aria Nouri, Julio Montejo, Xin Sun, Justin Virojanapa, Luis E Kolb, Khalid M Abbed, Joseph Cheng
The risk for spinal cord injuries (SCIs) ranging from devastating traumatic injuries, compression due to degenerative pathology, and neurapraxia is increased in patients with congenital spinal stenosis. Classical diagnostic criteria include an absolute anteroposterior diameter of <12-13mm or a Torg-Pavlov Ratio of <0.80-0.82; however, these factors do not take into account the size of the spinal cord, which varies across patients independent of canal size. Recent large MRI studies of population cohorts have allowed newer methods to emerge that account for both cord and canal size by measuring a spinal cord occupation ratio (SCOR)...
August 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765029/surgeries-for-patients-with-tandem-spinal-stenosis-in-cervical-andthoracic-spine-combined-or-staged-surgeries
#12
Pan-Pan Hu, Miao Yu, Xiao-Guang Liu, Zhong-Jun Liu, Liang Jiang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 29, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747589/what-is-the-most-representative-parameter-for-describing-the-size-of-the-atlas-ct-morphometric-analysis-of-the-atlas-with-special-reference-to-atlas-hypoplasia
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Hitoshi Yamahata, Hirofumi Hirano, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Masanao Mori, Tadaaki Niiro, Hiroshi Tokimura, Kazunori Arita
The spinal canal diameter (SCD) is one of the most studied factors for the assessment of cervical spinal canal stenosis. The inner anteroposterior diameter (IAP), the SCD, and the cross-sectional area (CSA) of the atlas have been used for the evaluation of the size of the atlas in patients with atlas hypoplasia, a rare form of developmental spinal canal stenosis, however, there is little information on their relationship. The aim of this study was to identify the most useful parameter for depicting the size of the atlas...
July 27, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746221/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-hidden-lesions-in-mild-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-patients-with-apparent-symptoms
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Yaning Sun, Kunlun Yu, Haonan Wang, Yong Shen, Lingde Kong, Jingtao Zhang
Patients with apparent symptoms of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) may only show a mild compressive lesion in ordinary magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics of CSM patients with "hidden" lesions on kinetic MRI and to determine an effective treatment.Thirty-one patients with obvious spinal cord compression only on kinetic MRI were included in our study. A variety of parameters were calculated from MRI of the cervical spine at different postures. The anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) procedure were used for treatment of CSM...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721000/roentgenographic-and-computerized-tomography-based-morphometric-analysis-of-cervical-spinal-canal-diameters-to-establish-normative-measurements-in-an-indian-population
#15
Kapil A Pawar, Arya S Mishra, Gokul Bandagi, Sudhir K Srivastava
Compressive cervical myelopathy secondary to degenerative changes in the cervical spine is a common cause of neurologic morbidity in the elderly. Identification of canal stenosis and addressing it surgically in addition to the obvious compressive lesions is essential to obtain satisfactory results. We attempt to define the saggital and transverse diameters in a normal adult population presenting at our centre with head injuries. We found that the values were lower than those reported in comparable studies for a western population, and also that the dimensions in women are significantly lower than in men...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703331/high-resolution-diffusion-tensor-imaging-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-a-preliminary-follow-up-study
#16
Li Guan, Xiaolong Chen, Yong Hai, Xiaodong Ma, Le He, Guangzhi Wang, Chun Yuan, Hua Guo
Diffusion imaging is a promising technique as it can provide microstructural tissue information and thus potentially show viable changes in spinal cord. However, the traditional single-shot imaging method is limited as a result of various image artifacts. In order to improve measurement accuracy, we used a newly developed, multi-shot, high-resolution, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) method to investigate diffusion metric changes and compare them with T2 -weighted (T2W) images before and after decompressive surgery for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM)...
July 13, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690870/spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-a-case-series-and-review-of-imaging-findings
#17
Shandy Fox, Luke Hnenny, Uzair Ahmed, Kotoo Meguro, Michael E Kelly
INTRODUCTION: Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulae (sdAVF) are rare lesions. Patients typically present with slowly progressive myelopathy that is often mistaken for degenerative cervical or lumbar stenosis. On spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), multisegmental T2 hyperintensities along with associated flow voids are pathognomonic of sdAVF. However, diagnosis can be difficult. Definitive diagnosis and localization is achieved with complete spinal angiography. Treatment options include open surgical ligation, endovascular embolization or multimodality treatment...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680730/spinal-cord-edema-with-contrast-enhancement-mimicking-intramedullary-tumor-in-patient-with-cervical-myelopathy-a-case-report-and-a-brief-literature-review
#18
Grigorios Gkasdaris, Danai Chourmouzi, Apostolos Karagiannidis, Stylianos Kapetanakis
BACKGROUND: Cervical myelopathy (CM) is a clinical diagnosis that may be associated with hyperintense areas on T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. The use of contrast enhancement in such areas to differentiate between neoplastic and degenerative disease has rarely been described. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present a 41-year-old female with a 5-month course of progressive CM. The cervical MRI revealed spinal cord swelling, stenosis, and a hyperintense signal at the C5-C6 and C5-C7 levels...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673829/lumbar-spine-surgery-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-ra-what-affects-the-outcomes
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Shoji Seki, Norikazu Hirano, Isao Matsushita, Yoshiharu Kawaguchi, Masato Nakano, Taketoshi Yasuda, Hiraku Motomura, Kayo Suzuki, Yasuhito Yahara, Kenta Watanabe, Hiroto Makino, Tomoatsu Kimura
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Although the cervical spine is only occasionally involved in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), involvement of the lumbar spine is even less common. A few reports on lumbar spinal stenosis in patients with RA have appeared. Although disc space narrowing occurs in aging, postoperative adjacent segment disease (ASD) in patients with RA has not been subject to much analysis. PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to investigate differences in ASD and clinical outcomes between lumbar spinal decompression with and without fusion in patients with RA...
July 1, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660110/assessing-foraminal-stenosis-in-the-cervical-spine-a-comparison-of-three-dimensional-computed-tomographic-surface-reconstruction-to-two-dimensional-modalities
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Adam Schell, John M Rhee, John Holbrook, Eric Lenehan, Kun Young Park
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective radiographic study. OBJECTIVE: The optimal radiographic modality for assessing cervical foraminal stenosis is unclear. Determination on conventional axial cuts is made difficult due in part to the complex, oblique orientation of the cervical neuroforamen. The utility of 3-dimensonal (3D) computed tomography (CT) reconstruction in improving neuroforaminal assessment is not well understood. The objective of this study is to determine inter-rater variability in grading cervical foraminal stenosis using 3 different CT imaging modalities: 3D CT surface reconstructions (3DSR), 2D sagittal oblique multiplanar reformations (2D-SOMPR), and conventional 2D axial CT imaging...
May 2017: Global Spine Journal
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