A case report: white cord syndrome following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: importance of prompt diagnosis and treatment

Objective: White cord syndrome is extremely rare and search of the literature has revealed very few cases. Postoperative MR scan revealed hyperintense intrinsic cord signal changes within cord ischemia and ede...
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research

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The objective of this article is to review published data on positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography as a tool for evaluating external radiotherapy for cancers. Data on positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography scans acquired at different times (during, after initial and after definitive [chemo-]radiotherapy, during post-treatment follow-up) in solid tumours (lung, head and neck, cervix, oesophagus, prostate and rectum) were collected and analysed. Recent recommendations of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network are also reported. Positron emission tomography combined with com...
Source: Cancer Radiotherapie - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Cancer Radiother Source Type: research
AbstractObjectivesTo present a new method to assess the cervical lymph nodes status in head and neck cancer patients.MethodsTwenty-five oral and maxillofacial cancer patients underwent preoperative CT imaging. The cervical lymph node features on CT scan were examined. Each parameter was given a score, and the total scores in each case was calculated and referred to as metastatic score (MS). Then, patients underwent neck dissection, and all dissected lymph nodes were sent for histopathology.ResultsAll cases with MS  ≥ 6 were histopathologically positive, and all cases with MS ≤ 3 were histo...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The authors found that the best indicator of bone union was the item bridging bone on ≥ 3 CT slices. Combining the scoring of more than one criterion did not increase the diagnostic accuracy. PMID: 32114527 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery.Spine - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Spine Source Type: research
ConclusionsShort ‐term surgical complications developed in 35% of the women after radical hysterectomy for early‐stage cervical cancer in the Netherlands, a nation with centralized surgical care. Comorbidities predict surgical complications, and open surgery is associated with excessive perioperative blood loss.
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
ConclusionThe pre-therapeutic clinical evaluation of lymphatic outgrowth is over-staged. OS decreases with increasing LNR divided by the number of dissected lymph nodes. Renal insufficiency and anemia are significant negative factors, decreasing both OS and DFS.
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionsShort ‐term surgical complications developed in 35% of the women after radical hysterectomy for early‐stage cervical cancer in the Netherlands, a nation with centralized surgical care. Comorbidities predict surgical complications, and open surgery is associated with excessive perioperative blood loss.
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
Conclusions: The unstable hangman's fractures can be effectively managed with both anterior and posterior approaches with comparable clinico-radiological outcome. A minimally invasive nature, earlier pain-free status, early mobilization with reduced hospitalization make the ACDF efficacious, particularly in cases with no medullary canal in C2 pedicles and traumatic C2–3 disc herniation with listhesis compressing the spinal cord.
Source: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsShort ‐term surgical complications develop in 35% of the women after radical hysterectomy for early‐stage cervical cancer in the Netherlands, a nation with centralised surgical care. Comorbidities predict surgical complications and open surgery is associated with excessive perioperative blood loss.
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
Conclusions: P-PECD aided by intraoperative O-arm imaging is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive procedure for treating degenerative cervical radiculopathy that can provide accurate cannula placement and thorough decompression. PMID: 31908702 [PubMed]
Source: Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Wideochir Inne Tech Maloinwazyjne Source Type: research
Abstract Positron emission tomography (PET) with 18F-fluordeoxyglucose (FDG) in combination with computed tomography (CT) is well established for the diagnostic work-up of patients with head and neck cancer. Possible applications include the detection of an occult primary tumor metastatic to cervical nodes, locoregional staging, assessment of treatment response to external beam irradiation (also in combination with chemotherapy), and surveillance for recurrence. The success of high-precision irradiation techniques such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) appears to be improved by delineating the tumor ...
Source: Nuklearmedizin - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Laryngorhinootologie Source Type: research
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