Pathological features of paraganglioma in the lumbar spinal canal: A case report
Conclusion: Paraganglioma is a very rare malignant tumor. This tumor should be distinguished from ependymoma, meningioma and hemangioblastoma, to avoid misdiagnosis, and missed diagnosis.
We describe the most highly recommended generic and disease-specific PRO tools in SCD and discuss the challenges of incorporating them in clinical practice. EXPERT OPINION: PRO measures are essential to incorporate into SCD clinical trials either as primary or secondary outcomes. The use of PRO measures in SCD facilitates a patient-centered approach, which is likely to lead to improved outcomes. Significant challenges remain in adapting PRO tools to routine clinical use and in developing countries. PMID: 33034214 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Currently in fellowship doing bread/butter procedures (MBB, epidurals, PNB, few SCS/PNS trials, etc.) and just interviewed at a private practice spot where they do a lot of procedures that I will have not done any training in prior to graduating (e.g. IT pump, SI fusion, Vertiflex, Kypho, MILD, Discectomy, lots of SCS/PNS trials etc) and significant amount of "OR pain procedures" at a very busy practice seeing 30-40 pts/day - how many of you are commonly performing these procedures and are... private practice concern
Publication date: October 2020Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, Volume 89Author(s): Fernando Lopes, Fernando A. Vicentini, Nina L. Cluny, Alexander J. Mathews, Benjamin H. Lee, Wagdi A. Almishri, Lateece Griffin, William Gonçalves, Vanessa Pinho, Derek M. McKay, Simon A. Hirota, Mark G. Swain, Quentin J. Pittman, Keith A. Sharkey
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Authors: Kim H, Lim YM, Lee EJ, Kim HW, Ahn HS, Kim KK PMID: 33029979 [PubMed]
CONCLUSIONS: More than half of the iIONP patients had an enhanced oculomotor nerve in MRI. A few of them also had elevated CSF IgG synthesis rate, but no further evidence for inflammation was found. The administration of steroids seemed to have no benefit other than increasing the blood glucose level. PMID: 33029972 [PubMed]
CONCLUSIONS: Since the only proven treatment able to prevent further deterioration from superficial siderosis is to stop chronic bleeding into subarachnoid space, is of paramount importance to establish an early diagnosis of the source of bleeding. Cases of unexplained superficial siderosis of central nervous system should include routine spinal MRI to rule out bleeding of spinal tumor even in asymptomatic patients. Due to severity of potential deterioration caused by superficial siderosis, any tumoral lesion observed on spinal MRI even without documented sings of bleeding should be considered for resection. PMID: 329...
- CLINICAL PRESENTATION&FINDINGS 57 yr male with h/o low back pain with no h/o trauma presents for MRI lumbar spine which shows – Large relatively well defined , regular, intradural, subtly&heterogeneously enhancing SOL, seen from lower L3 border to middle of body of L5 with compression of cauda equina fibers, displaying mostly soft tissue signals on all sequences / normal meningeal enhancement, with no significant hemorrhage / fat / cystic / necrosis/ MR demonstrable calcification components / sugarcoating / scalloping or enlargement of the posterior neural el...
CONCLUSION: CEPs commonly present with mild symptoms and signs rather than the acute-onset of a flaccid paraparesis/cauda equina syndrome as seen in this case. Here, the authors review the radiological and histopathological characteristics of CEP and emphasize the role of IHC in differentiating "CEP" from the more common ependymomas. PMID: 27127702 [PubMed]
A 39-year-old man presented with complaint of right lumbosciatic pain worsened by walking for 6 months. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a cauda equine lesion, suggestive of myxopapillary ependymoma (Fig. 1). The patient was submitted to laminectomy with microsurgical identification of violaceous encapsulated lesion adhered exclusively to the filum terminale. An uneventful en bloc complete resection was performed with total pain and claudication relief. Histopathologic examination and immunohistochemical panel confirmed the lesion to be paraganglioma (Fig. 2).