- Ligamentum flavum cysts causing incapacitating lumbar spinal stenosis
Division of Neurosurgery, Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Can J Neurol Sci 32:237-42. 2005
..CONCLUSION: This entity is clearly different from the synovial facet-joints or ganglion cysts...
- Lumbosacral spinal epidural abscess caused by Brucella melitensis
Department of Neurosurgery, Maresal Cakmak Military Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey
Acta Neurochir (Wien) 147:1207-9; discussion 1209. 2005
..We report a case of lumbosacral spinal epidural abscess caused by Brucella melitensis. Spinal brucellosis should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of low back pain...
- A unique occurrence of a cerebral atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor in an infant and a spinal canal primitive neuroectodermal tumor in her father
Department of Pathology, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland
J Neurooncol 61:219-25. 2003
..central nervous system (CNS)--a cerebral atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) in a 5-month-old girl and a spinal canal primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) in her father...
- The relationship between the cervical spinal canal diameter and the pathological changes in the cervical spine
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Eur Spine J 18:877-83. 2009
A congenitally narrow cervical spinal canal has been established as an important risk factor for the development of cervical spondylotic myelopathy. However, few reports have described the mechanism underlying this risk...
- Comparison of enlargement of the spinal canal after cervical laminoplasty: open-door type and double-door type
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Teikyo University School of Medicine, 11 1 Kaga 2 Chome, Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan
Eur Spine J 19:1690-4. 2010
The purpose of this study was to compare the degree of enlargement of the spinal canal between two methods of cervical laminoplasty (open-door laminoplasty and double-door laminoplasty) and to determine their appropriate surgical ..
- An extreme lateral access for the surgery of lumbar disc herniations inside the spinal canal using the full-endoscopic uniportal transforaminal approach-technique and prospective results of 463 patients
Department for Spine Surgery and Pain Therapy, Clinic for Orthopaedics and Traumatology, St Anna Hospital, Herne, Germany
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:2570-8. 2005
..Prospective study of patients with lumbar disc herniations who were operated on with a full-endoscopic uniportal transforaminal approach using an extreme lateral access...
- Intramedullary and spinal canal tumors in patients with neurofibromatosis 2: MR imaging findings and correlation with genotype
N J Patronas
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, 10 Center Dr, MSC 1182, Rm 1C660, Bethesda, MD 20892 1182, USA
Radiology 218:434-42. 2001
- Outcomes of posterior fusion using pedicle screw fixation in patients >or=70 years with lumbar spinal canal stenosis
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
Orthopedics 31:1096. 2008
..of spinal fusion using pedicle screw fixation were evaluated in patients older than 70 years with lumbar spinal canal stenosis...
- The optimal radiologic method for assessing spinal canal compromise and cord compression in patients with cervical spinal cord injury. Part II: Results of a multicenter study
M G Fehlings
Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Toronto Hospital Western Division
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 24:605-13. 1999
..A multicenter, retrospective study using computed tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging data to establish quantitative, reliable criteria of canal compromise and cord compression in patients with cervical spinal cord injury...
- Lateral lumbar spinal canal stenosis: classification, pathologic anatomy and surgical decompression
C K Lee
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School, Newark
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 13:313-20. 1988
The lateral region of the lumbar spinal canal is subject to pathologic alterations which encroach upon the neural structures located within...
- CT myelography and MR imaging of extramedullary cysts of the spinal canal in adult and pediatric patients
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University Medical Center and the Department of Radiology, Barnes Hospital, 550 S. Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
AJR Am J Roentgenol 178:201-7. 2002
- Volumetric spinal canal intrusion: a comparison between thoracic pedicle screws and thoracic hooks
David W Polly
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307 5001, USA
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:63-9. 2004
..A computer-aided design analysis...
- Spontaneous remodeling of the spinal canal after conservative management of thoracolumbar burst fractures
L W de Klerk
Department of Orthopaedics, University Hospital, The Netherlands
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 23:1057-60. 1998
..with a burst fracture of the thoracic, thoracolumbar, or lumbar spine with more than 25% stenosis of the spinal canal were reviewed more than 1 year after injury to investigate spontaneous remodeling of the spinal canal...
- A segmental partial laminectomy for cervical spondylotic myelopathy: anatomical basis and clinical outcome in comparison with expansive open-door laminoplasty
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine, Fukushima City, Japan
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:268-73. 2009
..A comparative study regarding the clinical outcome of the 2-different surgical procedures for patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM)...
- Ultrasonographic determination of neonatal spinal canal depth
O J Arthurs
Department of Radiology, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 93:F451-4. 2008
To determine by ultrasound (US) the spinal canal depth (SCD) in neonates and subsequently establish a nomogram and simple formula for calculating this distance.
- A case report of firearm bullet settling into the thoracic spinal canal without causing neurological deficit or vertebral bone destruction
Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Meram Medicine, Selcuk University, Armagan Mah Sahne Sok No 4, 42090 Meram, Konya, Turkey
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 127:637-41. 2007
..There has been no previous report in the literature regarding a foreign body settling into the vertebral canal following gunshot injury without causing any bony destruction...
- The effect of anterior spinal fusion on spinal canal development in an immature porcine model
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:E501-6. 2009
- Air in the spinal canal after skull base fracture
Am J Emerg Med 20:64-5. 2002
- Anatomy of the extradural compartments of the lumbar spinal canal. Peridural membrane and circumneural sheath
L L Wiltse
Department of Orthopaedics, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, CA, USA
Radiol Clin North Am 38:1177-206. 2000
The development of newer and more accurate methods of identifying the structures within the spinal canal has given a much better understanding of the soft tissue structures that lie between the dura and the surrounding bone of the ..
- Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of painful spinal tumors adjacent to the spinal cord with real-time monitoring of spinal canal temperature: a prospective study
Department of Radiology, Mie University School of Medicine, Tsu, Mie, Japan
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 32:70-5. 2009
To prospectively evaluate the feasibility, safety, and clinical utility of bone radiofrequency (RF) ablation with real-time monitoring of the spinal canal temperature for the treatment of spinal tumors adjacent to the spinal cord.
- Influence of X Stop on neural foramina and spinal canal area in spinal stenosis
Department of Orthopaedics, Woodend Hospital, Eday Road, Aberdeen, Scotland AB15 6XS U K
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:2958-62. 2006
Measurements of cross sections of exit foramen and spinal canal were performed before and after placement of X Stop in physiologic postures using positional MR scanner at the stenosed level in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis.
- Cervicothoracolumbar pneumorachis. Case report and review of the literature
Department of Neurosurgery, Trieste University Hospital, 34149 Trieste, Italy
Surg Neurol 64:80-2. 2005
..Pneumorachis extending through the entire spinal canal has never been reported...
- Comparison between MRI and myelography in lumbar spinal canal stenosis for the decision of levels of decompression surgery
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Izumi Municipal Hospital, Fuchu Izumi City, Osaka, Japan
J Spinal Disord Tech 24:31-6. 2011
..A retrospective case-control study...
- The significance of spinal canal dimensions in discriminating symptomatic from asymptomatic disc herniations
Spinal Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, , Switzerland
Eur Spine J 11:575-81. 2002
b>Spinal canal dimensions are assumed to play a significant role with regard to the development of symptoms in individuals with disc herniations...
- Spinal pneumorrhachis
S R Cayli
School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
Br J Neurosurg 17:72-4. 2003
The term pneumorrhachis refers to the presence of air in the spinal canal. There are only a few previously reported cases in the literature...
- A Japanese family with FEOM1-linked congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles type 1 associated with spinal canal stenosis and refinement of the FEOM1 critical region
Department of Neurology, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, 1 1 1 Honjo, 860 0811 Kumamoto, Japan
Neuromuscul Disord 13:472-8. 2003
..Unexpectedly, we found apparent spinal canal stenosis in the cervical spine in all affected family members who were examined...
- MR measurement of cerebrospinal fluid velocity wave speed in the spinal canal
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60607 7022, USA
IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 56:1765-8. 2009
Noninvasive measurement of the speed with which the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) velocity wave travels through the spinal canal is of interest as a potential indicator of CSF system pressure and compliance, both of which may play a role in ..
- Comparison of the effect of 3 different approaches to the lumbar spinal canal on postoperative paraspinal muscle damage
Department of Neurosurgery, Kushiro Rosai Hospital, Hokkaido 085 8533, Japan
Surg Neurol 69:109-13; discussion 113. 2008
..To assess the effect of 3 different surgical approaches on paraspinal muscle atrophy in patients undergoing lumbar back surgery, we compared their pre- and postoperative CT scans and their serum Hb, CRP, and CPK levels...
- The effect of body position and axial load on spinal canal morphology: an MRI study of central spinal stenosis
Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, Part of Clinical Locomotion Science, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:61-7. 2008
..A method comparison study...
- A deformable-model approach to semi-automatic segmentation of CT images demonstrated by application to the spinal canal
Stuart S C Burnett
Department of Radiation Physics, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Med Phys 31:251-63. 2004
..We illustrate the method by applying it to the spinal canal. Segmentation is performed in three steps: (a) partial delineation of the anatomic structure is obtained by ..
- Hydrodynamic modeling of cerebrospinal fluid motion within the spinal cavity
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60607, USA
J Biomech Eng 123:71-9. 2001
..In the present work, a geometric and hydrodynamic characterization of an anatomically relevant spinal canal model is presented...
- Anatomic changes of the spinal canal and intervertebral foramen associated with flexion-extension movement
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 21:2412-20. 1996
STUDY DESIGN: A cadaveric study was done to analyze the dimensional changes in the spinal canal and intervertebral foramen of the lumber spine with flexion and extension movements...
- MRI measurements of the cervical spine and their correlation to Pavlov's ratio
Sirikonda Siva Prasad
Arrowe Park Hospital, Upton, Wirral
Spine 28:1263-8. 2003
..CONCLUSION: This study shows a poor correlation between Pavlov's ratio and the space available for the cord. Therefore, this ratio cannot be solely relied upon to predict the area changes in that plane of the cervical spinal canal.
- The Torg--Pavlov ratio in cervical spondylotic myelopathy: a comparative study between patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy and a nonspondylotic, nonmyelopathic population
W M Yue
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:1760-4. 2001
..SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Patients with congenital cervical spinal canal stenosis are more likely to develop cervical spondylotic myelopathy...
- Roentgenographic evaluation of ossification and calcification of the lumbar spinal canal after intradiscal betamethasone injection
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Tohkai Spine Center, Gifu Prefectural Tajimi Hospital, Gifu, Japan
J Spinal Disord 14:434-8. 2001
There have been reports of lumbar spinal canal ossification and calcification after triamcinolone intradiscal injection therapy...
- The influence of pulse and respiration on spinal cerebrospinal fluid pulsation
Department of Neuroradiology, University Hospital, Eberhard Karls University, Tuebingen, Germany
Invest Radiol 39:120-30. 2004
..The aim of the study is to elucidate the location and amount of spinal cerebrospinal fluid pulsations and to differentiate and quantify the cardiac and the respiratory influence...
- An interspinous process distractor (X STOP) for lumbar spinal stenosis in elderly patients: preliminary experiences in 10 consecutive cases
Department of Neurosurgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
J Spinal Disord Tech 17:72-7; discussion 78. 2004
..Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is often a position-dependent condition that is aggravated in extension and relieved in flexion...
- Indirect spinal canal decompression in burst fractures treated with pedicle screw instrumentation
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 21:113-23. 1996
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective evaluation of spinal canal areas in 67 consecutive burst fractures between T12 and L2 treated by reduction and stabilization with a pedicle fixator...
- Surgical technique and results of endoscopic anterior spinal canal decompression
Departments of Surgery and Traumasurgery, Trauma Center Murnau, Murnau, Germany
J Neurosurg Spine 2:128-36. 2005
Decompression of the spinal canal in the management of thoracolumbar trauma is controversial, but many authors have advocated decompression in patients with severe canal compromise and neurological deficits...
- Herniation and entrapment of a nerve root secondary to an unrepaired small dural laceration at lumbar hemilaminectomies
Department of Neurosurgery, National Cardio Vascular Center, Osaka, Japan
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 20:2576-9. 1995
..Even a small tear in the spinal dura requires surgical closure to prevent herniation and entrapment of a nerve root. It is necessary to repair even small dural lacerations with no spinal fluid leakage during spinal surgery...
- Tuberculoma of the cervical spinal canal mimicking en plaque meningioma
Department of Neurosurgery, Celal Bayar University School of Medicine, Manisa, Turkey
J Spinal Disord Tech 18:197-9. 2005
..Intradural extramedullary tuberculomas should be considered in the differential diagnosis of en plaque meningioma as a rare entity...
- Traumatic pneumorrhachis
Brian K P Goh
Department of General Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
J Trauma 58:875-9. 2005
..We also discuss the significance of this entity to the trauma specialist, paying special attention to the differences between air in the subarachnoid space versus air in the epidural space...
- Pneumorrhachis of the entire spinal canal
M F Oertel
Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital, School of Medicine, Aachen University, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52057 Aachen, Germany
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 76:1036. 2005
- Morphologic analysis of the cervical spinal cord, dural tube, and spinal canal by magnetic resonance imaging in normal adults and patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Tokushima, Japan
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 19:2331-5. 1994
STUDY DESIGN. Transverse areas of the spinal canal, the dural tube and the spinal cord of the cervical spine of normal adults and patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) were analyzed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
- Variation in the human cervical neural canal
Nancy E Tatarek
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ohio University, 149 Bentley Annex, Athens, OH 45701, USA
Spine J 5:623-31. 2005
The dimensions of the cervical spinal canal can impact the likelihood of an individual suffering longtime effects from a spinal neck injury as well as influence recovery time...
- Long term outcome with post-operative radiation therapy for spinal canal ependymoma
Sasha H Wahab
Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, 4921 Parkview Place, Lower Level, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
J Neurooncol 83:85-9. 2007
A retrospective study was performed to evaluate the long term efficacy and safety of post-operative radiation therapy in the management of spinal canal ependymoma at our institution.
- Interscalene brachial plexus block: can the risk of entering the spinal canal be reduced? A study of needle angles in volunteers undergoing magnetic resonance imaging
Anand M Sardesai
Department of Anesthesia, Addenbrooke s Hospital, King s Lynn, UK
Anesthesiology 105:9-13. 2006
Spinal cord damage during interscalene brachial plexus block has been attributed to needle entry into the spinal canal. The purpose of this study was to identify the angles and depths of needle insertion that increase the likelihood of ..
- Surgical approaches: postoperative care and complications "posterolateral-far lateral transcondylar approach to the ventral foramen magnum and upper cervical spinal canal"
Arnold H Menezes
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, 1824 JPP, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
Childs Nerv Syst 24:1203-7. 2008
Lesions that affect the lower clivus, foramen magnum, the craniocervical junction, and the upper cervical spinal canal that are anterolateral and at times intradural require access ventral to the cerebellum and spinal cord...
- The cross-sectional area of the cervical spinal canal in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Correlation of preoperative and postoperative area with clinical symptoms
Department of Neurosurgery, Grosshadern University Hospital, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 22:1990-4; discussion 1995. 1997
..patients undergoing surgery for cervical spinal myelopathy depends on the transsectional area of the cervical spinal canal. METHODS: Forty-five patients underwent surgery using different techniques to enlarge the width of the spinal ..
- Multiple neurenteric cysts in the posterior fossa and cervical spinal canal--case report
Department of Neurosurgery, Chukyo Hospital, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) 44:146-9. 2004
A 46-year-old woman presented with multiple neurenteric cysts in the posterior fossa and spinal canal. Neuroimaging demonstrated neurenteric cysts in the interspace between the left cerebellar hemisphere and vermis, the lateral side of ..
- Anesthetic management of a patient in prone position with a drill bit penetrating the spinal canal at C1-C2, using a laryngeal mask
Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Anesth Analg 98:1447-50, table of contents. 2004
..The bit had entered the spinal canal below the first cervical vertebra, and placed near the odontoid peg...
- Glass foreign body in the spinal canal of a child: case report and review of the literature
Douglas J Opel
Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
Pediatr Emerg Care 20:468-72. 2004
..Physicians should have a low threshold for obtaining plain radiographs in patients with glass foreign bodies and consider that projectiles may rest some distance from the laceration site...
- The effects of removal of bullet fragments retained in the spinal canal. A collaborative study by the National Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems
R L Waters
Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, Downey, California
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 16:934-9. 1991
Serial motor and sensory examinations were conducted on 90 patients with bullet fragments lodged in the spinal canal. Annual follow-up examinations were completed on 66 patients...
- The optimal radiologic method for assessing spinal canal compromise and cord compression in patients with cervical spinal cord injury. Part I: An evidence-based analysis of the published literature
S C Rao
Division of Neurosurgery and Spinal Program, University of Toronto, Toronto Hospital Western Division, Ontario, Canada
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 24:598-604. 1999
STUDY DESIGN: An evidence-based analysis of published radiologic criteria for assessing spinal canal compromise and cord compression in patients with acute cervical spinal cord injury...
- Epidural puncture can be confirmed by the Queckenstedt-test procedure in patients with cervical spinal canal stenosis
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Kochi Medical School, Nankoku, Japan
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 52:256-61. 2008
..Thus, in this study, we examined the effect of spinal stenosis on the Queckenstedt-test procedure...
- Variation of the cervical spinal Torg ratio with gender and ethnicity
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074, Republic of Singapore
Spine J 4:396-401. 2004
..CONCLUSIONS: The Torg ratio is not a consistent indicator of the SDD and may not be used to reliably identify the presence of cervical canal stenosis...
- Lipoma with dumb-bell extradural extension through the intervertebral foramen into the spinal canal. Case report
Jin Soo Park
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan
J Neurosurg Spine 2:69-71. 2005
..originating in the neck with dumb-bell extradural extension through the intervertebral foramen and into the spinal canal. The lipoma was first excised from the foramen via a posterior approach to allow decompression of the nerve ..
- Analysis of screw placement relative to the aorta and spinal canal following anterior instrumentation for thoracic idiopathic scoliosis
Daniel J Sucato
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas, Texas, USA
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:554-9; discussion 559. 2004
..Axial computed tomographic (CT) evaluation of the position of anterior vertebral body screws placed thoracoscopically in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS)...
- Heat distribution in the spinal canal during radiofrequency ablation for vertebral lesions: study in swine
Department of Pathophysiological and Therapeutic Science, Division of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University, 36 1 Nishicho, Yonago, Tottori 683 8504, Japan
Radiology 247:374-80. 2008
..To prospectively evaluate the safety of radiofrequency (RF) ablation for vertebral lesions by monitoring the temperature in swine vertebral models with and without a cortical bone defect...
- Clinical implications of epidural fat in the spinal canal. A scanning electron microscopic study
M A Reina
Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital Universitario Madrid Montepríncipe, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid, Spain
Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 60:7-17. 2009
..This review of articles summarizes recent developments in relation to fat located in the epidural space and also in dural sleeves of spinal nerve roots in order to improve our understanding of the clinical effects of the epidural blockade...
- Spinal canal size and clinical symptoms among persons diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis
Michael E Geisser
The Spine Program, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Health System, 325 E Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA
Clin J Pain 23:780-5. 2007
..The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between clinical symptoms associated with LSS and osseous anterior-posterior (AP) spinal canal diameter as measured on axial magnetic resonance imaging.
- A case of multiple schwannomas of the trigeminal nerves, acoustic nerves, lower cranial nerves, brachial plexuses and spinal canal: schwannomatosis or neurofibromatosis?
Jung Yong Ahn
Department of Neurosurgery, Pundang CHA Hospital, Pochon CHA University, Sungnam, 463 070, Korea
Yonsei Med J 43:109-13. 2002
..Following is this patient case report of multiple schwannomas presenting with no skin manifestations of neurofibromatosis...
- Preoperative spinal canal investigation in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis curves > or = 70 degrees
L G Lenke
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University Medical Center, St Louis, Missouri
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 19:1606-10. 1994
..The potential for intraspinal pathology to cause scoliosis is well accepted. The incidence of spinal canal abnormalities in congenital or atypical scoliosis may be as high as 30-60%...
- Epidural emphysema associated with primary spontaneous pneumothorax
O K Aribas
Department of Thoracic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Selcuk, Konya, Turkey
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 20:645-6. 2001
..tomography demonstrated pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema with multiple air bubbles within the spinal canal between the levels Th3 and Th11. Resection of bullae on the upper lobe and partial pleurectomy were performed...
- Morphometric study of the lumbar spinal canal in the Korean population
H M Lee
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 20:1679-84. 1995
STUDY DESIGN. The anatomic dimensions of the vertebral body and spinal canal of the lumbar spine were analyzed in Koreans. OBJECTIVES...
- Unrecognized pneumothorax as a cause of intraspinal air
Department of Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, Free University of Berlin, Rudolf Virchow Medical Center, Germany
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 20:838-40. 1995
..Also, whenever intraspinal air is found in the diagnostic course of a traumatized patient, a hidden pneumothorax should be suspected and ruled out...
- Observer variability in assessing lumbar spinal stenosis severity on magnetic resonance imaging and its relation to cross-sectional spinal canal area
Alex C Speciale
Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Spine 27:1082-6. 2002
..magnetic resonance image used to grade patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, as compared with cross-sectional spinal canal area...
- Pseudocystic degeneration of the lumbar ligamentum flavum: a little known entity
Lukas M Wildi
Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital, , Switzerland
J Spinal Disord Tech 17:395-400. 2004
..histologic features of patients with pseudocystic lesions of the ligamentum flavum in the lumbar region of the spinal canal and ascertain the existence of genuine ligamentum flavum pseudocysts...
- Acute traumatic central cord syndrome--experience using surgical decompression with open-door expansile cervical laminoplasty
Department of Neurosurgey, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
Surg Neurol 63:505-10; discussion 510. 2005
..Open-door expansile cervical laminoplasty is a safe, low-morbidity, decompressive procedure, and in our patients did not produce neurological deterioration...
- Ependymal cyst in the lumbar spine associated with cauda equina compression
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
J Clin Neurosci 15:827-30. 2008
..The cyst was successfully treated by excision of the cyst during careful intraoperative monitoring to prevent neurological damage to the conus medullaris and cauda equina...
- Pigmented villonodular synovitis originating from the lumbar facet joint: a case report
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kansai Medical University, 2 3 1 Shinmachi, Hirakata City, Osaka, 573 1191, Japan
Eur Spine J 16:301-5. 2007
..It is important to totally remove the synovium, which is the origin of PVNS in order to prevent the recurrence. We think that our procedure is reasonable and adequate for lumbar PVNS...
- Neurologic injury and recovery in patients with burst fracture of the thoracolumbar spine
N H Kim
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 24:290-3; discussion 294. 1999
..of the thoracolumbar spine were evaluated by studying the following: 1) the cross-sectional area of the spinal canal by computed tomography scans, 2) damage to the posterior element of injured vertebra by computed tomography ..
- "Migration" of traumatic subarachnoid hematoma? A case report
Hsien Chih Chen
Department of Neurosurgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung 204, Taiwan
Surg Neurol 70:213-6; discussion 216. 2008
..Traumatic spinal SAH with neurologic deficits is rare and easily misdiagnosed, especially after traumatic intracranial hemorrhage...
- Unstable burst fractures of the thoraco-lumbar junction: treatment by posterior bisegmental correction/fixation and staged anterior corpectomy and titanium cage implantation
Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
Acta Neurochir (Wien) 148:299-306; discussion 306. 2006
..This prospective observational study evaluates the benefits and risks of a posterior bisegmental transpedicular correction/fixation and staged anterior corpectomy and titanium cage implantation in unstable TL junction burst fractures...
- Microsurgical posterior herniotomy with en bloc laminoplasty: alternative method for treating cervical disc herniation
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kansai Medical University, Osaka, Japan
J Spinal Disord Tech 18:171-7. 2005
..We are performing a new surgical technique, microsurgical posterior herniotomy with en bloc laminoplasty, for patients with myelopathy and radiculomyelopathy caused by cervical disc herniation...
- A ligamentum flavum hematoma presenting as an L5 radiculopathy
Department of Neurosurgery, Haseki Educational and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
J Clin Neurosci 14:994-7. 2007
..The clinical, radiological and surgical features are described. Surgery should be the treatment of choice to resolve symptoms in ligamentum flavum hematoma...
- Anterior-only stabilization of three-column thoracolumbar injuries
Rick C Sasso
Indiana Spine Group, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260, USA
J Spinal Disord Tech 18:S7-14. 2005
..This was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of stand-alone anterior decompression and reconstruction of unstable three-column thoracolumbar injuries, utilizing current-generation anterior spinal instrumentation...
- Percutaneous vertebroplasty for treatment of thoracolumbar spine bursting fracture
Department of Neurousrgery, Chang Gung University and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Surg Neurol 62:494-500; discussion 500. 2004
..However, this procedure still has potential risks and should be employed with extreme caution to prevent extravasation of PMMA into the spinal canal.
- Operative treatment for degenerative lumbar spinal canal stenosis
Orthopaedic Department, Franziskus Hospital, Bielefeld, Germany
Acta Orthop Belg 70:337-43. 2004
..This retrospective study shows that satisfactory long-term results can be achieved in lumbar spinal stenosis with surgery adapted to the degree of instability and the degree of stenosis...
- Combined intra-extracanal approach to lumbosacral disc herniations with bi-radicular involvement. Technical considerations from a surgical series of 15 cases
Cattedra di Neurochirurgia, Universita di Perugia, Ospedale S Maria, Terni, Italy
Eur Spine J 15:554-8. 2006
..In conclusion, specific surgical maneuvers made feasible by a simultaneous extraspinal and intraspinal exposure allow quick, safe and complete removal of lumbosacral disc herniations with paramedian and foraminal extension...
- The phenomenon and efficiency of ligamentotaxis after dorsal stabilization of thoracolumbar burst fractures
L A Mueller
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Erlangen, Rathsberger Str 57, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 126:364-8. 2006
..burst fractures of the thoracolumbar spine and with a fractured posterior vertebral surface dislocated into the spinal canal without neurological symptoms were treated with the AO internal fixator...
- Pencil is mightier than the sword!
Queen s Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK
Pediatr Neurosurg 42:168-70. 2006
..A pencil causing penetrating injury involving the spinal cord is very rare. We present the case of a young boy who accidentally suffered a penetrating injury involving the spinal cord from a pencil in his coat pocket...
- Intraneural cavernous malformation of the cauda equina
Paolo Cipriano Cecchi
Operative Unit of Neurosurgery, Regional General Hospital, 39100, Bolzano, Italy
J Clin Neurosci 14:984-6. 2007
..Only 3-5% of these lesions are entirely located in the spinal canal where they can occupy an extradural, intradural-extramedullary or intramedullary position...
- Significance of acute posttraumatic bony encroachment of the neural canal
J S Keene
University of Wisconsin, Clinical Science Center, Madison
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 14:799-802. 1989
..The immediate, posttraumatic NS of the 80 patients studied did not directly correlate with the percent of NCI demonstrated on their CT scans...
- Spinal metastasis from cranial meningeal hemangiopericytomas
J K Lee
Department of Neurosurgery, Chonnam National University Hospital and Medical School, Gwangju, Korea
Acta Neurochir (Wien) 148:787-90. 2006
..Because of the long latency period, aggressive spinal surveillance should be advocated along with repeated bone scintigraphy and MRI...
- Spinal compression due to ossified yellow ligament: a short series of 5 patients and literature review
Department of Neurosurgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160012 India
Surg Neurol 65:377-84, discussion 384. 2006
..Ossification of ligamentum flavum in the thoracic region causing compressive myelopathy among middle-aged patients is a poorly described entity...
- Comparison of techniques for decompressive lumbar laminectomy: the minimally invasive versus the "classic" open approach
Department of Neurological Surgery, McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
Minim Invasive Neurosurg 51:100-5. 2008
- Analysis of hard thoracic herniated discs: review of 18 cases operated by thoracoscopy
Spinal Unit, University Hospital, Bordeaux, France
Eur Spine J 15:537-42. 2006
..In the last four, the zone of adhesion of the HTHD to the dura mater was preserved, successfully preventing dural tear...
- Extradural spinal arachnoid cysts associated with spina bifida occulta
Department of Neurosurgery, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham, England
Acta Neurochir (Wien) 148:221-6. 2006
..It raises the suspicion that the dural defect giving rise to the arachnoid cyst may be due to segmental dural dysgenesis in the context of the dysrhaphic neuroectodermal malformation...
- Clinical characteristics and surgical management for juxtafacet cysts of the lumbar spine
Department of Neurosurgery, Tokyo Metropolitan Neurological Hospital, Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan
Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) 47:250-7; discussion 257. 2007
..Concomitant spinal fixation to prevent progression of spinal spondylolisthesis or cyst recurrence depends on cyst size, involvement of surrounding structures, degree of preoperative spondylolisthesis, and facet joint destruction...
- Lumbar disk herniation with contralateral symptoms
Hasan Kamil Sucu
Department of Neurosurgery, Izmir Ataturk Research and Training Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
Eur Spine J 15:570-4. 2006
..When operation is considered, intervention only from the herniation side is sufficient. It is probable that traction rather than direct compression is responsible from the emergence of contralateral symptoms...
- Compressive myelopathy presenting as cervical cord neurapraxia: a differential diagnosis of TIA
Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Neurology 65:1140-1. 2005
- Degenerative lumbar scoliosis: radiographic correlation of lateral rotatory olisthesis with neural canal dimensions
Twin Cities Spine Center, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:2353-8. 2006
..A radiographic review of 78 consecutive patients with degenerative rotatory lumbar scoliosis...
- Headache due to an osteochondroma of the axis
J W M Kouwenhoven
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, P.O. Box 7057, 1007 MB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Eur Spine J 13:746-9. 2004
..In most patients with a spinal osteochondroma, the lesion causes no symptoms, or symptoms are aspecific. Therefore, there is often a significant delay between initial complaints and the diagnosis, as in the current case...
- Cauda equina syndrome secondary to idiopathic spinal epidural lipomatosis
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Sassari, Italy
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:307-9. 2001
..and magnetic resonance imaging, the results of which demonstrated a pathologic overgrowth of fat tissue in the spinal canal with a marked impingement of the dural sac...
- Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma in a 4-month-old infant
J S Lee
1Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan
Spinal Cord 45:586-90. 2007
..A case report and a review of literature...
- Benign intraspinal osteoblastoma stemming from C7 lamina in cervicothoracic junction: a case report
Department of Orthopedics, Changhai Hospital, Shanghai, China
Spine 31:E895-9. 2006
..DATA: A rare case of massive benign osteoblastoma stemming from left side lamina of C7 and extension to spinal canal from C6 to T1 resulting in spinal cord compressed severely is reported...
- Intraosseous schwannoma of D12 thoracic vertebra: diagnosis and surgical management with 5-year follow-up
Department of Orthopaedics, Royal Preston Hospital, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 9HT, UK
Eur Spine J 16:283-6. 2007
..These tumors are rare but can be successfully treated with surgical excision and maintenance of spinal stability with recovery of neurological and functional change. Recurrence is uncommon...
- Results of surgical treatment for lumbar canal stenosis due to degenerative spondylolisthesis: enlargement of the lumbar spinal canal
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yamaguchi University School of Medicine, 1-1-1 Minamikogushi, Ube, 755-8505, Japan
J Orthop Sci 8:648-56. 2003
..analyze clinical results and radiographic findings in patients who underwent surgical enlargement of the lumbar spinal canal combined with resection of the posterosuperior margin underneath the slipping vertebral body for the treatment ..
- Prediction of spinal canal expansion following cervical laminoplasty: a computer-simulated comparison between single and double-door techniques
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China
Spine 31:2863-70. 2006
..However, the relationship between laminoplasty opening size and spinal canal expansion following laminoplasty, and the comparison of postoperative spinal canal expansion between single and ..
- Intramedullary endometriosis of the conus medullaris: case report
Ronald E Batt
Neurosurgery 60:E582; author reply E582. 2007