166. Can C7 slope be used as a substitute for T1 slope? A radiographic analysis

Sagittal imbalance in the cervical spine is a major cause of neck pain, headache, fatigue, and disability. While parameters such as C2-C7 lordosis and C2-C7 sagittal vertical axis have been extensively studied, they do not fully characterize cervical sagittal balance. T1 is an important new parameter of both cervical as well as global spinal sagittal balance. However, the T1 superior end plate can be difficult to visualize on standard lateral radiographs due to overlying anatomical structures. C7 slope has therefore been proposed as a potential substitute for T1 slope when the T1 superior end plate is not well visualized.
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
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Authors: Martínez-Acitores D, Hernández Ainsa M, Cortés García L, Bengochea Martínez ML, Palacios Fanlo MJ Abstract Ectopic hepatocellular carcinoma is a rare entity. Most cases are asymptomatic and are occasionally found during autopsy or laparoscopy. They may sometimes cause relevant clinical problems such as abdominal pain or intra-abdominal bleeding. In this clinical case report, we review the literature in order to decipher the case of a 68-year-old female with an ectopic hepatocellular carcinoma that arose from the peritoneum. The patient was diagnosed after being studied du...
Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
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Source: Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: The Back Letter - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Articles Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
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Source: IDCases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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