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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/27909654/bone-substitutes-and-expanders-in-spine-surgery-a-review-of-their-fusion-efficacies
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Abhijeet Kadam, Paul W Millhouse, Christopher K Kepler, Kris E Radcliff, Michael G Fehlings, Michael E Janssen, Rick C Sasso, James J Benedict, Alexander R Vaccaro
STUDY DESIGN: A narrative review of literature. OBJECTIVE: This manuscript intends to provide a review of clinically relevant bone substitutes and bone expanders for spinal surgery in terms of efficacy and associated clinical outcomes, as reported in contemporary spine literature. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Ever since the introduction of allograft as a substitute for autologous bone in spinal surgery, a sea of literature has surfaced, evaluating both established and newly emerging fusion alternatives...
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/27906740/a-new-method-of-measuring-the-occipitocervical-angle-that-could-be-applied-as-an-intraoperative-indicator-during-occipitocervical-fusion
#4
Shingo Nagashima, Masateru Nagae, Yuji Arai, Hitoshi Tonomura, Ryota Takatori, Tsuyoshi Sukenari, Hiroyoshi Fujiwara, Koshiro Sawada, Yasuo Mikami, Toshikazu Kubo
STUDY DESIGN: A method for measuring occipitocervical angle. OBJECTIVE: To develop a new method of measurement for assessing the occipitocervical angle using intraoperative fluoroscopic imaging, and to examine its reliability. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: To avoid postoperative complications following occipitocervical fusion, it is vital to obtain a suitable fusion angle between the occipital bone and the upper cervical spine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The subjects were 30 cases with occipito-atlanto-axial lesions and 30 healthy volunteers...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904963/10-year-follow-up-after-implantation-of-the-bryan-cervical-disc-prosthesis
#5
Joost Dejaegher, Joris Walraevens, Johannes van Loon, Frank Van Calenbergh, Philippe Demaerel, Jan Goffin
PURPOSE: Cervical arthroplasty is being used as an alternative for cervical fusion, but long-term follow-up results have rarely been reported. In this paper, we present 10-year follow-up results after implantation of the Bryan Cervical Disc Prosthesis in a single center. METHODS: 89 patients underwent implantation of a single-level Bryan Cervical Disc Prosthesis to treat radiculopathy and/or myelopathy. Clinical (Neurological Success, Neck Disability Index (NDI), Neck- and Arm-Pain, and SF-36) and radiological follow-up was prospectively organized up to 10 years after surgery...
November 30, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898600/is-it-necessary-to-extend-a-multilevel-posterior-cervical-decompression-and-fusion-to-the-upper-thoracic-spine
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Gregory D Schroeder, Christopher K Kepler, Mark F Kurd, Loren Mead, Paul W Millhouse, Priyanka Kumar, Kristen Nicholson, Christie Stawicki, Andrew Helber, Daniella Fasciano, Alpesh A Patel, Barret I Woods, Kris E Radcliff, Jeffery A Rihn, D Greg Anderson, Alan S Hilibrand, Alexander R Vaccaro
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort analysis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine if there is a difference in the revision rate in patients who undergo a multilevel posterior cervical fusions ending at C7, T1, or T2-T4. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Multilevel posterior cervical decompression and fusion is a common procedure for patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy, but there is little literature available to help guide the surgeon in choosing the caudal level of a multilevel posterior cervical fusion...
December 1, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898451/the-effect-of-dynamic-versus-static-plating-systems-on-fusion-rates-and-complications-in-1-level-and-or-2-level-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-a-systematic-review
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Gregory D Schroeder, Christopher K Kepler, Douglas A Hollern, Ricardo Rodrigues-Pinto, Mark F Kurd, Jefferson R Wilson, Mitchell G Maltenfort, Jonathan T Paul, Andrew N Fleischman, Kathryn Dwight, Paul W Millhouse, Alexander R Vaccaro
STUDY DESIGN: A systematic review. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of plate design on fusion rates in patients undergoing a 1- and 2-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). METHODS: Articles published between January 1, 2002 and January 1, 2015 were systematically reviewed to determine the fusion rate of 1- and 2-level ACDFs using either a fully constrained or semiconstrained locking plate. Additional variables that were collected included the number of levels, the type of graft/cage used, the study design, the method for determining fusion, and complications...
November 28, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896816/altered-pharyngeal-structure-and-dynamics-among-patients-with-cervical-kyphosis
#8
Derrick R Randall, E Brandon Strong, Peter C Belafsky
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Deformities of the anterior cervical spine are an established cause of dysphagia. Whereas osteophytes and spinal fusion hardware have been reported to alter bolus flow and contribute to swallowing dysfunction, the relationship between abnormal spine curvature and swallowing dysfunction is not established. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the association between cervical kyphosis and objective measures of swallowing dysfunction on videofluoroscopy...
November 29, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896677/results-of-database-studies-in-spine-surgery-can-be-influenced-by-missing-data
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Bryce A Basques, Ryan P McLynn, Michael P Fice, Andre M Samuel, Adam M Lukasiewicz, Daniel D Bohl, Junyoung Ahn, Kern Singh, Jonathan N Grauer
BACKGROUND: National databases are increasingly being used for research in spine surgery; however, one limitation of such databases that has received sparse mention is the frequency of missing data. Studies using these databases often do not emphasize the percentage of missing data for each variable used and do not specify how patients with missing data are incorporated into analyses. This study uses the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database to examine whether different treatments of missing data can influence the results of spine studies...
November 28, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896208/relationship-between-maturation-indices-and-morphology-of-the-midpalatal-suture-obtained-using-cone-beam-computed-tomography-images
#10
Hong-Ik Jang, Sang-Cheol Kim, Jong-Moon Chae, Kyung-Hwa Kang, Jin-Woo Cho, Na-Young Chang, Keun-Young Lee, Jin-Hyoung Cho
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether predicting maturation of the midpalatal suture is possible by classifying its morphology on cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images and to investigate relationships with other developmental age indices. METHODS: The morphology of the midpalatal suture was assessed by using CBCT images of 99 patients. Axial plane images of the midpalatal suture were classified into five stages according to the classification scheme...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890691/minimum-four-year-subsequent-surgery-rates-of-cervical-disc-replacement-versus-fusion-a-meta-analysis-of-prospective-randomized-clinical-trials
#11
Tingkui Wu, Hao Liu, Beiyu Wang, Yang Meng
: InstructionAnterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a well-accepted surgical management strategy for radiculopathy and/or myelopathy.However, complications sometimes required subsequent surgery at the operated and adjacent levels. Artificial cervical disc replacement (ACDR) has been accepted as the most extensive non-fusion procedure and is designed to preserve motion. However, some specific complications can resultinsubsequent surgery, thus attracting the attention of investigators...
November 24, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888089/quantitative-measurements-of-the-skull-base-and-craniovertebral-junction-in-congenital-occipitalization-of-the-atlas-a-ct-based-anatomical-study
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Rui Zong, Yiheng Yin, Guangyu Qiao, Yazhou Jin, Xinguang Yu
BACKGROUND: To study the craniovertebral junction (CVJ) and determine the anatomical characteristics of occipitalization of the atlas (OC) by computed tomography imaging. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 80 cases of patients with OC who underwent cervical CT scanning between March 2012 and March 2014. Forty healthy subjects were recruited as a control cohort. Fusion pattern and associated osseous anomalies were recorded. Fifteen linear quantitative parameters were measured to study the outlet of the foramen magnum, angular dimension of the skull base, posterior cranial fossa, and height of the odontoid process...
November 22, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888081/bow-hunter-s-syndrome-from-a-tortuous-v1-segment-vertebral-artery-treated-with-stent-placement
#13
Rouzbeh Motiei-Langroudi, Christoph J Griessenauer, Abdulrahman Alturki, Nimer Adeeb, Ajith J Thomas, Christopher S Ogilvy
Bow Hunter's syndrome is a dynamic and reversible occlusion of the vertebral artery occurring after rotation or extension of the neck. The V3 segment is the most common site of compression, especially at the atlanto-axial joint. Surgical decompression with or without cervical fusion has been the mainstay of therapy and endovascular intervention such as placement of stents is rarely performed. We report a patient with Bow Hunter's Syndrome from tortuosity of the V1 segment of the VA treated with a self-expanding biliary stent placement...
November 22, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885477/impact-of-old-age-on-patient-report-outcomes-and-cost-utility-for-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-surgery-for-degenerative-spine-disease
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Silky Chotai, Scott L Parker, J Alex Sielatycki, Ahilan Sivaganesan, Harrison L Kay, Joseph B Wick, Matthew J McGirt, Clinton J Devin
PURPOSE: With growing older population and increasing rates of cervical spinal surgery, it is vital to understand the value of cervical surgery in this population. We set forth to determine the cost utility following anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) for degenerative disease in older patients. METHODS: Patients undergoing ACDF for degenerative diseases were enrolled into prospective longitudinal registry. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) were recorded at baseline, 1-year, and 2-year postoperatively...
November 24, 2016: European Spine Journal
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
#15
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/27885472/a-prospective-randomized-trial-comparing-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-versus-plate-only-open-door-laminoplasty-for-the-treatment-of-spinal-stenosis-in-degenerative-diseases
#16
Yun-Qi Jiang, Xi-Lei Li, Xiao-Gang Zhou, Chong Bian, Han-Ming Wang, Jian-Ming Huang, Jian Dong
OBJECTIVE: For three or more involved cervical levels, there is a debate over which approach yields the best outcomes for the treatment of multilevel cervical degenerative disease. Our objective is to compare the radiological and clinical outcomes of two treatments for multilevel cervical degenerative disease: anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) versus plate-only open-door laminoplasty (laminoplasty). METHODS: Patients were randomized on a 1:1 randomization schedule with 17 patients in the ACDF group and 17 patients in the laminoplasty group...
November 24, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881042/correlation-between-spheno-occipital-synchondrosis-dental-age-chronological-age-and-cervical-vertebrae-maturation-in-turkish-population-is-there-a-link
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Husniye Demirturk Kocasarac, Ayse Burcu Altan, Canan Yerlikaya, Alper Sinanoglu, Marcel Noujeim
OBJECTIVE: To assess the correlation between third molar mineralization (TMM), spheno-occipital synchondrosis (SOS) fusion, chronologic age and cervical vertebrae maturation (CVM) for skeletal maturation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Radiographs for 116 patients between 8 and 28 years were evaluated for age determination using mandibular TMM, SOS fusion and CVM. Spearman Correlation and Kappa test analyses were used to assess the relationship between variables and for intraobserver reliability...
November 24, 2016: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879952/allograft-versus-autograft-in-cervical-and-lumbar-spinal-fusions-an-examination-of-operative-time-length-of-stay-surgical-site-infection-and-blood-transfusions
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Meghan E Murphy, Brandon A McCutcheon, Jennifer Grauberger, Daniel Shepherd, Patrick R Maloney, Lorenzo Rinaldo, Panagiotis Kerezoudis, Jeremy L Fogelson, Ahmad Nassr, Mohamad Bydon
BACKGROUND: Autograft harvesting for spine arthrodesis has been associated with longer operative times and increased blood loss. Allograft compared to autograft in spinal fusions has not been studied in a multicenter cohort. METHODS: Patients enrolled in the ACS-NSQIP registry between 2012 and 2013 who underwent cervical or lumbar spinal fusion with either allograft or autograft through a separate incision were included for analysis. The primary outcomes of interest were operative time, length of stay, blood transfusion, and surgical site infection (SSI)...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879511/c2-c3-anterior-cervical-fusion-technical-report
#19
Michael A Finn, Joel D MacDonald
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of patients at a university hospital. OBJECTIVE: To describe the anterior approach for cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) at C2-C3 level and evaluate its suitability for treatment of instability and degenerative disease in this region. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The anterior approach is commonly used for ACDF in the lower cervical spine but is used less often in the high cervical spine. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a database of consecutive cervical spine surgeries performed at our institution to identify patients who underwent ACDF at the C2-C3 level during a 10-year period...
December 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879510/clinical-and-radiographic-outcomes-of-c1-laminectomy-without-fusion-in-patients-with-cervical-myelopathy-that-is-associated-with-a-retro-odontoid-pseudotumor
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Mitsuru Takemoto, Masashi Neo, Shunsuke Fujibayashi, Takeshi Sakamoto, Masato Ota, Bungo Otsuki, Hiroki Kaneko, Takeshi Umebayashi
PURPOSE: A retro-odontoid pseudotumor that is not associated with rheumatoid arthritis or hemodialysis is clinically rare. The majority of surgeons select transoral resection as the surgical treatment, often followed by posterior fusion or posterior decompression and fusion. In contrast, some authors have reported success with simple decompression without posterior stabilization in cases where atlanto-axial instability (AAI) is either absent or minor. In this study, we have evaluated the clinical and radiographic outcomes of C1 laminectomy without fusion as the surgical treatment for patients with cervical myelopathy that is associated with a retro-odontoid pseudotumor...
December 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
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