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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207658/association-between-paraspinal-muscle-morphology-clinical-symptoms-and-functional-status-in-patients-with-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy
#1
Maryse Fortin, Octavian Dobrescu, Matthew Courtemanche, Carolyn J Sparrey, Carlo Santaguida, Michael G Fehlings, Michael H Weber
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess fatty infiltration and asymmetry of the multifidus (MF), semispinalis cervicis (SCer), semispinalis capitis (SCap), and splenius capitis (SPL) muscles in patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM), and evaluate their correlations with clinical symptoms and functional scores. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cervical muscle alterations have been reported in patients with chronic neck pain, but the assessment of cervical muscle morphology has been overlooked in patients with DCM...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185847/an-unusual-case-of-rapidly-progressed-cervical-compression-myelopathy-caused-by-overnight-inappropriate-usage-of-smartphone-device
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Chen-Ya Yang, Jia-Chi Wang
A 38-year-old man was healthy before presenting to our clinic with pain and marked weakness in the right upper extremity. He stated that the symptoms developed the day after he accidentally fell asleep while playing with his Smartphone half-lying on his back with two thick pillows supporting his upper back. Physical examination revealed significant increase in deep tendon reflexes in the lower extremities and clonus. Hoffman's sign was positive in the left upper extremity. Magnetic resonance image showed high signal change on T2-weighted images of the left spinal cord at the C4-5 level, which was indicative of compression myelopathy...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151906/mini-plate-fixation-versus-suture-suspensory-fixation-in-cervical-laminoplasty-a-meta-analysis
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Feng-Yu Liu, Lei Ma, Li-Shuang Huo, Yan-Xiang Cao, Da-Long Yang, Hui Wang, Si-Dong Yang, Wen-Yuan Ding
BACKGROUND: Both the mini-plate fixation and suture suspensory fixation techniques are extensively applied in cervical laminoplasty, but which technique is superior has not been ascertained. The purpose of this meta-analysis is to compare the results between mini-plate fixation and suture suspensory fixation in cervical laminoplasty for the patients with multilevel cervical compressive myelopathy. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane library, CNKI, and WANFANG were searched for studies that compared mini-plate fixation and suture suspensory fixation in cervical laminoplasty up to November 1, 2016...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151550/canine-acute-cervical-myelopathy-hydrated-nucleus-pulposus-extrusion-or-intraspinal-discal-cysts
#4
Cristian Falzone
OBJECTIVE: To differentiate between hydrated nucleus pulposus extrusion and ventral intraspinal discal cysts in dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case series. ANIMALS: Twenty dogs with acute onset of cervical myelopathy due to hydrated nucleus pulposus extrusion or ventral intraspinal discal cysts. METHODS: Clinical and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings, outcome after surgical treatment, cytologic and histologic findings of compressive material were taken into account...
February 2, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130805/topologically-preserving-straightening-of-spinal-cord-mri
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Benjamin De Leener, Gabriel Mangeat, Sara Dupont, Allan R Martin, Virginie Callot, Nikola Stikov, Michael G Fehlings, Julien Cohen-Adad
PURPOSE: To propose a robust and accurate method for straightening magnetic resonance (MR) images of the spinal cord, based on spinal cord segmentation, that preserves spinal cord topology and that works for any MRI contrast, in a context of spinal cord template-based analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The spinal cord curvature was computed using an iterative Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline (NURBS) approximation. Forward and inverse deformation fields for straightening were computed by solving analytically the straightening equations for each image voxel...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130167/congenital-cervical-fusion-as-a-risk-factor-for-development-of-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy
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Aria Nouri, Allan R Martin, Stefan F Lange, Mark Kotter, David J Mikulis, Michael G Fehlings
BACKGROUND: Congenital fusion of cervical vertebrae, including Klippel-Feil Syndrome (KFS), is a suspected risk factor for development of degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM). We aimed to establish prevalence and degenerative patterns of congenital cervical fusion (CCF) among a global cohort of patients with DCM. METHODS: Data from three prospective DCM studies were merged, including clinical data for 813 patients and imaging for 592 patients. CCF was diagnosed by presence of fused cervical vertebrae without signs of degenerative fusion...
January 24, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130164/does-dynamic-supine-magnetic-resonance-imaging-improve-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-a-review-of-the-current-evidence
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Nanfang Xu, Shaobo Wang, Huishu Yuan, Xiaoguang Liu, Zhongjun Liu
PURPOSE: We aimed to critically analyze the current evidence regarding the role of dynamic supine MRI (dsMRI) in the evaluation of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). METHODS: 13 studies were identified through a comprehensive literature search performed in the PubMed, EMBASE, and ISI databases as fulfilling the inclusion criteria and were reviewed for subject characteristics, radiographical parameters, and salient findings. RESULTS: Studies herein reviewed suggested that dsMRI was able to detect new appearance or increased grade of medullary compression in at least 20% of patients and to demonstrate an average narrowing of the cervical canal by 20% (in comparison to the neutral position)...
January 24, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127374/the-change-of-range-of-motion-at-anterior-compression-of-the-cervical-cord-after-laminoplasty-in-patients-with-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Yongjae Cho
OBJECTIVE: Degenerative diseases of the spine, such as cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM), are increasing among the old age population, and surgical treatment of CSM is becoming more and more common. The aim of this study was to investigate how functional recovery can be influenced by anterior compression of the spinal cord (ACS) after laminoplasty for treatment of patients with CSM. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 32 patients admitted to Ewha Womans Mok-Dong Hospital with CSM who underwent open-door laminoplasty from January 2012 to December 2014...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125929/trans-synaptic-degeneration-of-motoneurons-distal-to-chronic-cervical-spinal-cord-compression-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Chaojun Zheng, Yu Zhu, Feizhou Lu, Xiaosheng Ma, Dong Tian, Jianyuan Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of chronic cervical spinal cord compression upon remote motor unit function in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). METHODS: Fifty-three CSM patients and 47 healthy subjects were included. Bilateral motor unit number estimations (MUNEs) were recorded from both abductor digiti minimi and abductor pollicis brevis, and bilateral flexor carpi radialis (FCR) H-reflexes were examined in all subjects along with the nine-hole peg test (NHPT)...
January 26, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104259/utility-of-extension-views-in-spondylotic-myelopathy-mimicking-transverse-myelitis
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Brittani L Conway, Michelle J Clarke, Timothy J Kaufmann, Eoin P Flanagan
Cervical spondylotic myelopathy is a common cause of myelopathy and may mimic transverse myelitis. We report a 55 year-old lady with subacute myelopathy initially treated with glatiramer acetate for suspected clinically isolated syndrome. MRI head and spine revealed a single short cervical cord T2-hyperintense lesion with enhancement just below a region of moderate stenosis. Cerebrospinal fluid revealed elevated oligoclonal bands. Repeat MRI 7 months later showed persistent enhancement. Dynamic MRI revealed cord compression during extension...
January 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099187/a-comparative-study-of-anterior-decompression-with-fusion-and-posterior-decompression-with-laminoplasty-for-the-treatment-of-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-patients-with-large-anterior-compression-of-the-spinal-cord
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Takashi Hirai, Toshitaka Yoshii, Yoshiyasu Arai, Kenichiro Sakai, Ichiro Torigoe, Hidetsugu Maehara, Masaki Tomori, Takashi Taniyama, Hirokazu Sato, Atsushi Okawa
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective observational single-center study. OBJECTIVES: To compare anterior decompression and fusion (ADF) and laminoplasty (LAMP) for the treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) patients with large anterior compression in terms of clinical and radiologic outcomes. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: We have reported that insufficient posterior decompression could be often seen after laminoplasty for CSM patients with preoperative anterior clearance of the spinal cord, defined as an interval <4 mm between the preoperative the modified K-line and anterior structure of the spinal canal at most compressive segment on sagittal T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging...
January 17, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076997/surgical-treatment-of-severe-multilevel-circumferential-compressive-myelopathy-of-the-cervical-spine-is-circumferential-procedure-necessary
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Xiao-Kang Liu, Hao Li, Jian-Guang Xu, Er-Zhu Yang, Tie-Sheng Hou, Bing-Fang Zeng, Xiao-Feng Lian
OBJECTIVE: To determine the necessity of circumferential decompression and fusion in patients with severe multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy with circumferential cord compression. METHODS: This prospective study involved 51 patients with severe multilevel circumferential cervical myelopathy underwent two-stage circumferential procedure between July 2008 and June 2010. VAS scores, satisfaction surveys and JOA scores and imaging studies were obtained. Twenty-three patients (45...
January 11, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065875/comparing-quality-of-life-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-with-other-chronic-debilitating-diseases-using-the-sf-36-survey
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Taemin Oh, Renaud Lafage, Virginie Lafage, Themistocles Protopsaltis, Vincent Challier, Christopher Shaffrey, Han Jo Kim, Paul Arnold, Jens Chapman, Frank Schwab, Eric Massicotte, Tim Yoon, Shay Bess, Michael Fehlings, Justin Smith, Christopher Ames
BACKGROUND: Although cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) can be devastating, its relative impact on general health remains unclear. Patient responses to the SF-36 PCS/MCS were compared between CSM and other diseases to evaluate their respective impacts on quality of life. OBJECTIVE: Compare SF-36 PCS/MCS scores in CSM to population and disease-specific norms. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of a prospective, multi-center AOSpine North American CSM Study database...
January 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053621/clinical-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-features-of-compressive-cervical-myelopathy-with-traumatic-intervertebral-disc-herniation-in-cynomolgus-macaque-macaca-fascicularis
#14
Yun-Jung Choi, Hye-Jin Park, Chul-Ho Sohn, Kyeong Cheon Jung, Seong Hoe Park, Jae-Il Lee
Intervertebral disc herniation (IVDH) with nucleus pulposus extrusion, traumatic or not, is a devastating clinical condition accompanied by neurological problems. Here we report a cynomolgus macaque suffering from acute and progressive neurological dysfunction by a blunt trauma due to neck collar, an animal handling device. Tetraplegia, urinary incontinence, decreased proprioception, and imperception of pain were shown on physical and neurological examinations. MRI sagittal T2 weighted sequences revealed an extensive protrusion of disc material between C2 and C3 cervical vertebra, and this protrusion resulted in central stenosis of the spinal cord...
December 2016: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028449/intradural-extramedullary-isolated-compressive-sarcoid-lesion
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Kyle A Smith, Samuel K Asante, John Clough
BACKGROUND: Sarcoid involvement of the central nervous system is a rare occurrence, with involvement in approximately 5-10% of all cases. Isolated spinal involvement is an even rarer encounter, only 0.3-1% of all cases. These lesions can form compressive nodules leading to myelopathy. In the presented case of cervical sarcoid, the patient required a decompressive procedure to address cord compression. CASE DESCRIPTION: This is the case of a 39-year-old male presenting with cervical myelopathy caused by a compressive sarcoid nodule who underwent a successful posterior decompressive procedure...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001265/management-of-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-an-update
#16
Andrei F Joaquim, Enrico Ghizoni, Helder Tedeschi, Wellington K Hsu, Alpesh A Patel
Introduction: Degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM) is the most common cause of spinal cord dysfunction in adult patients. Patients generally present with a slow, progressive neurological decline or a stepwise deterioration pattern. In this paper, we discuss the most important factors involved in the management of DCM, including a discussion about the surgical approaches. Method: The authors performed an extensive review of the peer-reviewed literature addressing the aforementioned objectives...
December 2016: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974873/quantitative-evaluation-of-cervical-cord-compression-by-computed-tomographic-myelography-in-thoroughbred-foals
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Kazutaka Yamada, Fumio Sato, Tetsuro Hada, Noriyuki Horiuchi, Hiroki Ikeda, Kahori Nishihara, Naoki Sasaki, Yoshiyasu Kobayashi, Yasuo Nambo
Five Thoroughbred foals (age, 8-33 weeks; median age, 31 weeks; weight, 122-270 kg; median weight, 249 kg) exhibiting ataxia with suspected cervical myelopathy (n=4) and limb malformation (n=1) were subjected to computed tomographic (CT) myelography. The areas of the subarachnoid space and cervical cord were measured on transverse CT images. The area of the cervical cord was divided by the area of subarachnoid space, and stenosis ratios were quantitatively evaluated and compared on the basis of histopathological examination...
2016: Journal of Equine Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939797/spinal-diffusion-tensor-imaging-in-the-evaluation-of-pre-and-post-operative-severity-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#18
REVIEW
Rima S Rindler, Falgun H Chokshi, James G Malcolm, Sheila R Eshraghi, Mahmud Mossa-Basha, Jason Chu, Shekar N Kurpad, Faiz Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is increasingly investigated as a potential diagnostic and prognostic tool for symptomatic degenerative cervical pathology; however, it is yet to be validated for this purpose. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of pre-operative DTI signal changes and post-operative outcomes in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). METHODS: We performed a systematic literature review using PubMed for clinical studies using DTI in adults undergoing operative management for CSM...
December 6, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917333/extensive-calcification-of-the-ligamentum-flavum-causing-cervical-myelopathy-in-a-caucasian-woman
#19
Milaine Roet, Jochem K H Spoor, M de Waal, Max J Kros, Sanjay B Harhangi, Ruben Dammers
Calcification of the ligamentum flavum (CLF) can cause myelopathy due to spinal cord compression. Only several cases in Caucasian patients have been described. Neurological deterioration can only be stopped by surgical decompression. We report a 63-year-old Caucasian woman presenting with progressive pins-and-needles sensations in both hands, worsened by painful paresthesia in both lower extremities. MRI showed a dorsal compressive mass extending from C2 to Th3 vertebrae with myelopathy at the level of C6. A laminectomy was performed, which improved clinical symptoms...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879567/collar-fixation-is-not-mandatory-after-cervical-laminoplasty-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tetsuro Hida, Yoshihito Sakai, Kenyu Ito, Sadayuki Ito, Shiro Imagama, Naoki Ishiguro, Atsushi Harada
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled study OBJECTIVES.: To determine the effect of collar-aided fixation on outcomes following laminoplasty for cervical compressive myelopathy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Patients are often placed in a Philadelphia collar for weeks after cervical laminoplasty. However, the benefit of postoperative collar use remains controversial. We hypothesized that treatment outcomes in postoperative pain in patients without collars would not be inferior to the outcomes in patients using Philadelphia collars for two weeks...
November 22, 2016: Spine
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