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Can Foraminal Stenosis Due to Lumbar Isthmic Spondylolisthesis Cause Axonopathy in the Lower Extremity?

Healthcare (Basel) 2021 Apr 28;9(5). Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu 42415, Korea.

This study aimed to investigate, using electrodiagnosis, whether foraminal stenosis due to isthmic spondylolisthesis (IS) causes peripheral nerve axonopathy. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of the Yeungnam University Hospital and included 46 patients (mean age = 60.8 ± 13. Read More

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Association of Lumbar Paraspinal Muscle Morphometry with Degenerative Spondylolisthesis.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Apr 12;18(8). Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 02447, Korea.

The objective of this study was to assess the cross-sectional areas (CSA) of lumbar paraspinal muscles and their fatty degeneration in adults with degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis (DLS) diagnosed with chronic radiculopathy, compare them with those of the same age- and sex-related groups with radiculopathy, and evaluate their correlations and the changes observed on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This retrospective study included 62 female patients aged 65-85 years, who were diagnosed with lumbar polyradiculopathy. The patients were divided into two groups: 30 patients with spondylolisthesis and 32 patients without spondylolisthesis. Read More

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Lumbar Pedicle Morphology and Vertebral Dimensions in Isthmic and Degenerative Spondylolisthesis-A Comparative Study.

Int J Spine Surg 2021 Apr 18;15(2):243-250. Epub 2021 Feb 18.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Background: The pedicle screw is the most common device used to achieve fixation in fusion of spondylolistheses. Safe and accurate placement with this technique relies on a thorough understanding of the bony anatomy. There is a paucity of literature comparing the surgically relevant osseous anatomy in patients with a degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS) and an isthmic spondylolisthesis (IS). Read More

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[Correlation analysis between degenerative spondylolisthesis and T2WI hyperintensity on MRI of interspinous ligament].

Zhongguo Gu Shang 2021 Apr;34(4):333-6

Department of Radiology, the First People's Hospital of Xiaoshan, Hangzhou 311200, Zhejiang, China.

Objective: To explore the relationship between lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis and T2WI high signal in the interspinous ligament in MRI in order to improve the understanding of the signal changes of the interspinous ligament.

Methods: The clinical data of 43 patients with clinically diagnosed lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis were collected from March 2018 to March 2020, there were 19 males and 24 females, aged 50 to 92 years with an average of 69 years old. Using picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) to access images and record the distribution and incidence of T2WI high signal in the interspinous ligament between the slipped and non-slipped segments. Read More

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Flexion-extension standing radiographs underestimate instability in patients with single-level lumbar spondylolisthesis: comparing flexion-supine imaging may be more appropriate.

J Spine Surg 2021 Mar;7(1):48-54

Department of Orthopaedics, Columbia University Medical Center, The Spine Hospital at New York-Presbyterian, New York, NY, USA.

Background: Generally, most spine surgeons agree that increased segmental motion viewed on flexion-extension radiographs is a reliable predictor of instability; however, these views can be limited in several ways and may underestimate the instability at a given lumbar segment.

Methods: Consecutively collected adult (≥18 years old) patients with symptomatic single-level lumbar spondylolisthesis were reviewed from a two-surgeon database from 2015 to 2019. Routine standing lumbar X-rays (neutral, flexion, extension) and supine lumbar MRI (sagittal T2-weighted imaging sequence) were performed. Read More

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Oblique Lateral Interbody Fusion versus Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion in Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis: A Single-Center Retrospective Comparative Study.

Biomed Res Int 2021 20;2021:6693446. Epub 2021 Mar 20.

Department of Orthopedics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, 400016 Chongqing, China.

Objective: To compare the efficacy of oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) in single-level degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis (DLS).

Methods: A retrospective analysis of patients who underwent single-level DLS surgery in our department from 2015 to 2018 was performed. According to the surgical method, the enrolled patients were divided into two groups, namely, the OLIF group who underwent OLIF combined with percutaneous pedicle screw fixation (PPSF) and the TLIF group. Read More

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A novel dataset and deep learning-based approach for marker-less motion capture during gait.

Gait Posture 2021 May 6;86:70-76. Epub 2021 Mar 6.

Institut de Biomecanique Humaine Georges Charpak Arts et Metiers Institute of Technology Paris, France. Electronic address:

Background: The deep learning-based human pose estimation methods, which can estimate joint centers position, have achieved promising results on the publicly available human pose datasets (e.g., Human3. Read More

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Acquired Lumbosacral Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistula in Association with Degenerative Lumbosacral Disc Herniation and Spinal Canal Stenosis: Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature.

Asian J Neurosurg 2020 Oct-Dec;15(4):1059-1067. Epub 2020 Oct 19.

Department of Radiology, Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.

The authors describe two cases harboring lumbosacral spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (SDAVFs) manifested with nonspecific initial symptoms, leading to misdiagnosis and unnecessary procedures. A curvilinear flow void in the lumbar region and thoracic cord congestion with subtle perimedullary flow voids were detected on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in both patients. Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography and spinal angiography confirmed the SDAVFs in the lower lumbar and sacral region. Read More

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October 2020

Management of degenerative spondylolisthesis: development of appropriate use criteria.

Spine J 2021 Mar 6. Epub 2021 Mar 6.

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

Background Context: Outcomes of treatment in care of patients with spinal disorders are directly related to patient selection and treatment indications. However, for many disorders, there is absence of consensus for precise indications. With the increasing emphasis on quality and value in spine care, it is essential that treatment recommendations and decisions are optimized. Read More

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[Treatment of degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis with minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion by microscope-assisted Zista channel].

Zhongguo Gu Shang 2021 Jan;34(1):15-9

The Second Department of Orthopaedics, Gansu Provincial People's Hospital, Lanzhou 730000, Gansu, China.

Objective: To investigate the clinical efficacy and advantage of minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion under microscope-assisted Zista channel in the treatment of degreeⅠandⅡdegenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis.

Methods: The clinical data of 18 patients with degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis treated by microscope-assisted Zista channel MIS-TLIF operation from January 2017 to March 2018 were analyzed retrospectively. There were 10 males and 8 females with an average age of 59 years (48 to 70). Read More

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January 2021

Degenerative spondylolisthesis I: general principles.

Acta Ortop Mex 2020 Sep-Oct;34(5):324-328

Division of Spine Surgery. Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación «Dr. Luis Guillermo Ibarra Ibarra». Av. México-Xochimilco 289, C.P. 14389. Ciudad de México. México.

Lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis is the result of the progression from degenerative changes in the intervertebral disc and facet joints that lead to destabilizing one or more vertebral segments. It is characterized by the anterior sliding of the vertebral body secondary to the sagittalization of the facet joints. Wiltse, Newman, and Macnab classified it as type III. Read More

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Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.

Rev Bras Ortop (Sao Paulo) 2021 Feb 23;56(1):9-17. Epub 2020 Jul 23.

Radiologia Musculoesquelética, Hospital Mãe de Deus, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.

Degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis is the most frequent cause of low back pain and/or sciatica in the elderly patient. Epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and testing are reviewed in a wide current bibliographic investigation. The importance of the relationship between clinical presentation and imaging study, especially magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), is emphasized. Read More

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February 2021

[Comparison of CLIF and TLIF in treatment of degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis combined with lumbar spinal stenosis].

Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 2021 Feb;35(2):210-216

Department of Orthopedics, the Eighth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Shenzhen Guangdong, 518033, P.R.China.

Objective: To observe the difference between crenel lateral interbody fusion (CLIF) and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) in the treatment of degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis (DLS) combined with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS).

Methods: The clinical data of DLS combined with LSS patients meeting the selection criteria admitted between May 2018 and May 2019 were retrospectively analyzed. According to different surgical methods, the patients were divided into CLIF group (33 cases) and TLIF group (32 cases). Read More

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February 2021

Lumbar Facet Fluid-Does It Correlate with Dynamic Instability in Degenerative Spondylolisthesis? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

World Neurosurg 2021 May 17;149:53-63. Epub 2021 Feb 17.

Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. Electronic address:

Background: Lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis (LDS) is a common spinal disease. LDS has been differentiated into dynamic (unstable) and static (stable) spondylolisthesis. Standing flexion/extension lumbar spine radiographs are the best investigation to detect presence of dynamic spondylolisthesis. Read More

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Endplate injury as a risk factor for cage retropulsion following transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: An analysis of 1052 cases.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Feb;100(5):e24005

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University.

Abstract: Although transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is a widely accepted procedure, major complications such as cage retropulsion (CR) can cause poor clinical outcomes. Endplate injury (EI) was recently identified as a risk factor for CR, present in most levels developing CR. However, most EIs occurred in non-CR levels, and the features of EIs in CR levels remain unknown. Read More

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February 2021

Magnetic resonance imaging findings of redundant nerve roots of the cauda equina.

World J Radiol 2021 Jan;13(1):29-39

Department of Radiology, Tokat Gaziosmanpasa University, Faculty of Medicine, Tokat 60100, Turkey.

Background: Redundant nerve roots (RNRs) of the cauda equina are often a natural evolutionary part of lumbar spinal canal stenosis secondary to degenerative processes characterized by elongated, enlarged, and tortuous nerve roots in the superior and/or inferior of the stenotic segment. Although magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings have been defined more frequently in recent years, this condition has been relatively under-recognized in radiological practice. In this study, lumbar MRI findings of RNRs of the cauda equina were evaluated in spinal stenosis patients. Read More

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January 2021

Narrative review of intrathecal drug delivery (IDD): indications, devices and potential complications.

Ann Transl Med 2021 Jan;9(2):186

Unità di Oncologia Pediatrica, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy.

The management of chronic refractory pain (non-neoplastic and cancer-related pain) remains a therapeutic challenge. The continuous intrathecal (IT) administration of drugs may play an important role in the possible management options. Intrathecal drug delivery devices (IDDDs) may be effective for patients with refractory chronic pain. Read More

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January 2021

Comparison of clinical outcomes and spino-pelvic sagittal balance in degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis: Minimally invasive oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF) versus transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF).

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Jan;100(3):e23783

Department of Orthopaedics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, 188 Shizi Street, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province 215006, China.

Abstract: Spino-pelvic sagittal parameters are closely related to the lumbar degenerative diseases. The present study aims to compare clinical results and spino-pelvic sagittal balance treated with oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF) and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) in patients with degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis at single segment.We retrospectively reviewed and compared 28 patients who underwent OLIF (OLIF group) and 35 who underwent TLIF (TLIF group). Read More

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January 2021

Retrospective Comparison of Minimally Invasive and Open Monosegmental Lumbar Fusion, and Impact of Virtual Reality on Surgical Planning and Strategy.

J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg 2021 Feb 4. Epub 2021 Feb 4.

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health, Witten/Herdecke University, Witten, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Background And Study Aims:  Spinal fusion for symptomatic lumbar spondylolisthesis can be accomplished using an open or minimally invasive surgical (MIS) technique. Evaluation of segmental spondylolisthesis and instabilities and review of their therapies are inseparably connected with lumbar tomographic imaging. We analyzed a cohort of patients who underwent MIS or open monosegmental dorsal fusion and compared surgical outcomes along with complication rates. Read More

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February 2021

Spontaneous intracranial hypotension and lumbosacral spondylolisthesis-case report of a rare association.

Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2021 Mar 20;202:106511. Epub 2021 Jan 20.

Department of Neurology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, 11, India. Electronic address:

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CT-like images based on T1 spoiled gradient-echo and ultra-short echo time MRI sequences for the assessment of vertebral fractures and degenerative bone changes of the spine.

Eur Radiol 2021 Jan 14. Epub 2021 Jan 14.

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, School of Medicine, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany.

Objectives: To evaluate the performance of 3D T1w spoiled gradient-echo (T1SGRE) and ultra-short echo time (UTE) MRI sequences for the detection and assessment of vertebral fractures and degenerative bone changes compared with conventional CT.

Methods: Fractures (n = 44) and degenerative changes (n = 60 spinal segments) were evaluated in 30 patients (65 ± 14 years, 18 women) on CT and 3-T MRI, including CT-like images derived from T1SGRE and UTE. Two radiologists evaluated morphological features on both modalities: Genant and AO/Magerl classifications, anterior/posterior vertebral height, fracture age; disc height, neuroforaminal diameter, grades of spondylolisthesis, osteophytes, sclerosis, and facet joint degeneration. Read More

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January 2021

End-To-End Computerized Diagnosis of Spondylolisthesis Using Only Lumbar X-rays.

J Digit Imaging 2021 Feb 11;34(1):85-95. Epub 2021 Jan 11.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Kırıkkale University, 71450, Kırıkkale, Turkey.

Lumbar spondylolisthesis (LS) is the anterior shift of one of the lower vertebrae about the subjacent vertebrae. There are several symptoms to define LS, and these symptoms are not detected in the early stages of LS. This leads to disease progress further without being identified. Read More

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February 2021

Modifications in lumbar facet joint are associated with spondylolisthesis in the degenerative spine diseases: a comparative analysis.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2021 03 6;163(3):863-871. Epub 2021 Jan 6.

Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Stadium Road, Karachi, Sindh, 74800, Pakistan.

Background: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is important in the assessment of degenerative spine disease. However, its role is limited in the identification of spinal instability; therefore, weight-bearing and dynamic studies like X-rays are required. The supine position eliminates the gravitational pull, corrects the vertebral slippage, and opens the facet joints leading to the collection of the synovial fluid into the joint space, which is detected on the MRI and can serve as a marker for instability. Read More

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An Unusual Pattern of Premature Cervical Spine Degeneration in STAT3-LOF.

J Clin Immunol 2021 Apr 6;41(3):576-584. Epub 2021 Jan 6.

Center for Infectious Disease Imaging, Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.

Loss of function mutations in STAT3 (STAT3-LOF; autosomal dominant hyper-IgE (Job's) syndrome) are associated with a variety of musculoskeletal manifestations, including scoliosis, osteoporosis, and minimal trauma fractures. This retrospective magnetic resonance (MR) imaging study sought to characterize an unusual pattern of cervical spine degeneration among a cohort of STAT3-LOF patients. Cervical spine MR images of the STAT3-LOF cohort (n = 38) were assessed for a variety of degenerative changes and compared to age-matched groups of controls (n = 42) without known immune or musculoskeletal abnormalities. Read More

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Reduction of spondylolisthesis and sagittal balance correction by anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF).

Int Orthop 2021 04 4;45(4):997-1001. Epub 2021 Jan 4.

Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Victor Babes", Timișoara, Romania.

Purpose: Long time recognized as a cause of lumbar stenosis, degenerative spondylolisthesis has an evolution in interrelation with sagittal balance. This study aimed to assess the role of ALIF in correcting the sagittal balance in patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis.

Material And Methods: Twenty patients aged between 47 and 70 years were operated between July 2011 and September 2014 for degenerative spondylolisthesis by ALIF. Read More

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Lateral Interbody Fusion at L4/5: Management of the Transitional Psoas.

World Neurosurg 2021 Apr 29;148:e192-e196. Epub 2020 Dec 29.

Department of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: Managing retraction of the lumbar plexus is critical to safely perform lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) via the transpsoas approach. Occasionally, a transitional psoas is encountered at L4/5 and has been postulated to be a contraindication to transpsoas LLIF. A case series of patients with transitional psoas who underwent L4/5 LLIFs is presented. Read More

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Clinical implications of lumbar developmental spinal stenosis on back pain, radicular leg pain, and disability.

Bone Joint J 2021 Jan;103-B(1):131-140

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Aims: To study the associations of lumbar developmental spinal stenosis (DSS) with low back pain (LBP), radicular leg pain, and disability.

Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of 2,206 subjects along with L1-S1 axial and sagittal MRI. Clinical and radiological information regarding their demographics, workload, smoking habits, anteroposterior (AP) vertebral canal diameter, spondylolisthesis, and MRI changes were evaluated. Read More

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January 2021

Magnetic Resonance Evaluation of Lumbar Disc Degenerative Disease as an Implication of Low Back Pain: A Prospective Analysis.

Reddy Ravikanth

Neurol India 2020 Nov-Dec;68(6):1378-1384

Department of Radiology, Holy Family Hospital, Thodupuzha, Kerala, India.

Background: The main objectives of this study are MR characterization of disc degeneration and sequelae, analysis of lumbar disc degeneration patterns in patients with low back pain, and evaluation of the extent of involvement. This unique study evaluates the number of discs involved and the Modic changes at prolapsed, degenerated nonprolapsed, and at nondegenerated, nonprolapsed levels.

Study Design: A prospective, magnetic resonance imaging-based radiological study. Read More

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December 2020

Minimally Invasive Treatment for Degenerative Lumbar Spine.

Tech Vasc Interv Radiol 2020 Dec 5;23(4):100700. Epub 2020 Oct 5.

Neuroradiology and Pain Solutions of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK. Electronic address:

Degenerative lumbar spine disorder (DLSD) is a ubiquitously occurring event that may be induced or accelerated by multiple factors such as from overuse, trauma, genetic predisposition, nutrition deficiency, and others. While our understanding of this degenerative disorder is limited, in terms of prevention, the symptoms from DLSD can be significant and may lead to the reduction in the patient's quality of life and loss of work time. In the Global Burden of Disease Study, low back pain was ranked the highest of 291 different conditions, due to the number of years lost to disability, amounting to 83 million disability-adjusted life years lost in 2010. Read More

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December 2020

Clinical feasibility of 2D dynamic sagittal HASTE flexion-extension imaging of the cervical spine for the assessment of spondylolisthesis and cervical cord impingement.

Eur J Radiol 2021 Jan 27;134:109447. Epub 2020 Nov 27.

NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, Department of Radiology, Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology, 301 E 17th St, New York, NY, 10003, United States.

Purpose: To assess the utility of a 2D dynamic HASTE sequence in assessment of cervical spine flexion-extension, specifically (1) comparing dynamic spondylolisthesis to radiographs and (2) assessing dynamic contact upon or deformity of the cord.

Methods: Patients with a dynamic flexion-extension sagittal 2D HASTE sequence in addition to routine cervical spine sequences were identified. Static and dynamic listhesis was first determined on flexion-extension radiographs reviewed in consensus. Read More

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January 2021