Spinal thoracic extradural angiolipoma manifesting as acute onset of paraparesis: Case report and review of literature.

CONCLUSION: The angiolipomas of spine are rare causes of spinal cord compression, and those presenting with acute neurological deficits should be immediately treated. PMID: 28791193 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Posterior cervical decompression with coagulation of epidural venous plexus is a technique that seems effective in Hirayama disease in young subjects. It effectively treats patients by avoiding permanent cervical fixation. PMID: 29909974 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neuro-Chirurgie - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Neurochirurgie Source Type: research
Authors: Sebaaly A, Lahoud MJ, Rizkallah M, Kreichati G, Kharrat K Abstract The study aimed to review the etiology of failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) and to propose a treatment algorithm based on a systematic review of the current literature and individual experience. FBSS is a term that groups the conditions with recurring low back pain after spine surgery with or without a radicular component. Since the information on FBSS incidence is limited, data needs to be retrieved from old studies. It is generally accepted that its incidence ranges between 10% and 40% after lumbar laminectomy with or without fusion. Al...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2018 Source:Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, Volume 52 Author(s): Jeffrey S. Ehresman, A. Karim Ahmed, Doreen N. Palsgrove, Zachary Pennington, C. Rory Goodwin, Daniel M. Sciubba Within the last two decades, there have been multiple reports of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated smooth muscle tumors in immunocompromised patients. This includes HIV-infected patients, post-transplant patients, and patients with congenital defects of their immune systems. Here we report the case of a 24-year-old African American female with congenital HIV presenting with progressive lower extremity weakness, constipat...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Authors: Dobran M, Nasi D, Esposito DP, Gladi M, Scerrati M, Iacoangeli M Abstract Study Design: Retrospective study with long-term follow-up. Purpose: To evaluate the long-term incidence of adjacent segment degeneration (ASD) and clinical outcomes in a consecutive series of patients who underwent spinal decompression associated with dynamic or hybrid stabilization with a Flex+TM stabilization system (SpineVision, Antony, France) for lumbar spinal stenosis. Overview of Literature: The incidence of ASD and clinical outcomes following dynamic or hybrid stabilization with the Flex+TM system used for lumbar spi...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
We report a rare case of delayed removal of an epidural hematoma that resulted in good patient outcomes. Patient concerns: A 69-year-old woman weighing 58 kg presented with back pain that had persisted for 12 years. Her medical history was notable for hypertension. Cervical computed tomography angiography indicated a giant abdominal aortic aneurysm measuring 11.58 × 17.34 × 13.00 cm in her abdominal cavity. Stent graft implantation was scheduled by the interventional therapy group to treat her abdominal aortic aneurysm under single-dose spinal anesthesia. Postoperatively, the patient complained of ...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Conclusion: SCH should be surgically repaired utilizing the technique described by Batzdorf if further neurological deficits develop. PMID: 29404192 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Adjacent level infections can occur after spinal surgery. Early diagnosis and anti-infection treatment played an important role in the treatment of this kind of complication. PMID: 29335761 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Der Orthopade - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Orthopade Source Type: research
In this report, the case presenting with a back laceration, leg pain, and leg weakness was found to have glass frag-ments in the spinal canal at the L2-L3 level by lumbar computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. After L2 total laminectomy and retrieval of the glass fragments, the dura was re-paired. The patient was discharged from the hospital after complete neurological recovery. In cases of spinal canal injuries due to foreign bodies, early operative decompression of the neural elements is the treatment of choice. Patients with Cauda Equina syndrome due to glass fragments have a good prognosis for functional r...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research
A 23-year-old female was admitted to our hospital because she had suffered from back pain for 3 years and paralysis of both lower limbs for 10 days. Neurologic examination showed sensory disturbance and complete paralysis in bilateral lower extremities with negative Babinski sign. Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging showed there was an enhanced intradural lesion between T2 and T12, which pressed the spinal cord. The lesion was resected completely by laminectomy approach, and the tumor was totally intradural extramedullary.
Source: World Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Clinical Images Source Type: research
Conclusions: Posterior cervical cages may be an alternative option to LMSs in multilevel cervical laminectomy and fusion for cervical spondylotic myeloradiculopathy.
Source: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
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