Late deep cervical infection after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: a case report and literature review

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is often performed for the treatment of degenerative cervical spine. While this procedure is highly successful, 0.1 –1.6% of early and late postoperative infection...
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research

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ConclusionsCompared with SS-EPI, MS-EPI with motion correction significantly improves image distortions and increases the success rate of fiber tractography in CSM patients with metal implants.
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionPre-sternal region masses of thyroid origin are very rare. A proper work up, suspicion for thyroid mass and array of tests will be required to come to a provisional diagnosis. Since the masses reported in literature were primarily malignant, any such mass may be treated on lines of malignancy with radical surgery.
Source: Thyroid Research - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionFor multifocal micro-PTC, TTD can better assess the aggressiveness of the tumor. Multifocal micro-PTC with TTD>  1 cm was more aggressive than unifocal micro-PTC or multifocal micro-PTC with TTD ≤ 1 cm.
Source: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
This article reviews the most commonly embraced remote access approaches to the thyroid compartment.Recent FindingsAfter initial enthusiasm, the trend towards remote access thyroid surgery has been tempered. Preference in the USA is given to techniques involving familiar cervical dissection planes. Extracervical remote access thyroid surgery is generally not considered to be minimally invasive surgery.SummaryRemote access thyroid surgery may be offered to a special subset of patients with high motivation towards absence of a visible cervical scar. The procedure should probably be done in specialized centers where adequate ...
Source: Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: Brazilian Journal of OtorhinolaryngologyAuthor(s): Fábio Muradás Girardi, Vivian P. Wagner, Manoela Domingues Martins, Aliende Lengler Abentroth, Luiz Alberto HauthAbstractIntroductionRegional metastases of cutaneous head and neck squamous cell carcinoma occur in approximately 5 % of cases, being the most important prognostic factor in survival, currently with no distinction between parotid and neck metastasis.ObjectiveThe purpose of this study was to evaluate the prognostic features among patients with head and neck cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma ...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Angiomyxoma is a rare, benign and locally aggressive tumor, which can infiltrate locally and present unusually as perineal hernia. Due to its rarity and lack of specific diagnostic requirements, it's difficult to diagnose preoperatively KEY WORDS: Angiomyxoma, Obturator hernia, Pelvic mass. PMID: 31723050 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Ital Chir Source Type: research
Conclusion. The DASH is a valid and responsive PRO measure to evaluate disabling upper extremity involvement in patients undergoing cervical spine surgery. Level of Evidence: 3
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH Source Type: research
Study Design. Retrospective cohort study. Objective. The aim of this study was to determine the differences in 30-day readmission, reoperation, and morbidity for patients undergoing multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) or single and multilevel anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF). Summary of Background Data. Despite increasing rates of surgical treatment of cervical spine disease, few studies have compared outcomes by surgical technique. To the best of our knowledge, this is the only large-scale administrative database study that directly evaluates early outcomes between multilevel AC...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: OUTCOMES Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: An analysis of consecutive Medicare patients (American Society of Anesthesiologists classes I-III) who underwent mostly 1-level and some 2-level ACDFs in an ASC setting demonstrates that surgical complications occur at a low rate with a safety profile similar to that reported for both inpatient ACDF and patients younger than 65 years. In an effort to reduce cost and improve efficiency of care, surgeons can safely perform ACDF in the Medicare population in an ASC environment utilizing patient selection criteria and perioperative management similar to those reported here. PMID: 31731271 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery.Spine - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Spine Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of reviewThe purpose of this review is to provide an overview of idiopathic non-atherosclerotic causes of carotid artery disease and its manifestations.Recent findingsFour major causes of non-atherosclerotic carotid artery disease including dissection, fibromuscular dysplasia, moyamoya disease, and inflammatory large vessel vasculitis are discussed. While there is a dearth of clinical trials involving some of the rarer conditions, recent data from clinical trials supporting antiplatelet over anticoagulation treatment of cervical artery dissection, recent consensus statements on the management of fibromuscul...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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