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Comparative Effectiveness and Functional Outcome of C2 Dome-like Expansive Versus C2 Expansive Open-door Laminoplasty for Upper Cervical Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament: A Retrospective Cohort Study.

Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2021 Sep 14. Epub 2021 Sep 14.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, the Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, PR China Orthopedics Research Institute of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, PR China Cancer Institute (Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Intervention, China National Ministry of Education), The Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P.R. China.

Study Design: Retrospective Cohort Study.

Objectives: This study compared the function and radiographical outcomes of the patients who underwent C2 dome-like expansive laminoplasty to those C2 expansive open-door laminoplasty for the treatment of OPLL with C2 involved.

Summary Of Background Data: There are few comparative studies of these two surgical methods. Read More

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September 2021

Posterior Thoracic Cage Interbody Fusion Offers Solid Bone Fusion with Sagittal Alignment Preservation for Decompression and Fusion Surgery in Lower Thoracic and Thoracolumbar Spine.

J Korean Neurosurg Soc 2021 Sep 15. Epub 2021 Sep 15.

Department of Neurological Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Objective: It is challenging to make solid fusion by posterior screw fixation and laminectomy with posterolateral fusion (PLF) in thoracic and thoracolumbar (TL) diseases. In this study, we report our experience and follow-up results with a new surgical technique entitled posterior thoracic cage interbody fusion (PTCIF) for thoracic and TL spine in comparison with conventional PLF.

Methods: After institutional review board approval, a total of 57 patients who underwent PTCIF (n=30) and conventional PLF (n=27) for decompression and fusion in thoracic and TL spine between 2004 and 2019 were analyzed. Read More

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September 2021

Intraoperative Use of Robotics With Navigation for Pedicle Screw Placement in Treatment of Pediatric High-grade Spondylolisthesis: A Preliminary Report.

J Pediatr Orthop 2021 Sep 9. Epub 2021 Sep 9.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Background: Accurate pedicle screw placement is critical to surgically correct pediatric high-grade spondylolisthesis (HGS). The recent advent of robotics coupled with computer-assisted navigation (RAN) may represent a novel option to improve surgical outcomes of HGS, secondary to enhanced pedicle screw placement safety. This series presents the HGS-RAN technique adopted by our site, describing its surgical outcomes and feasibility. Read More

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September 2021

Minimally Invasive Robot-Guided Dual Cortical Bone Trajectory for Adjacent Segment Disease.

Cureus 2021 Aug 2;13(8):e16822. Epub 2021 Aug 2.

Neurological Surgery, University at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, USA.

Here we present a novel application of cortical bone trajectory (CBT) fixation utilizing robotic guidance in a previously instrumented spine with a traditional pedicle screw (PS), obviating the need for a larger posterior incision, reducing the risk of infection, muscular dissection, and likely decreasing hospital length of stay. A 60-year-old woman with prior left L3-L4 extreme lateral interbody fusion and unilateral percutaneous PS placed at L3 to L5 presented with progressive bilateral lower-extremity pain and diminished sensation in the S1 dermatome secondary to adjacent segment disease (ASD). The patient underwent an L5-S1 anterior lumbar interbody fusion for indirect decompression and restoration of segmental lordosis. Read More

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Surgical management of spinal tuberculosis with a two-stage posterior instrumentation with bridging: a case report.

J Surg Case Rep 2021 Sep 8;2021(9):rjab406. Epub 2021 Sep 8.

Spine Surgery Department, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Tuberculosis (TB) affects millions of people every year. Spinal TB is a common extrapulmonary manifestation of the disease. Spinal TB can be devastating and carries an unfortunate outcome. Read More

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September 2021

Pain Relief Salvage with a Novel Minimally Invasive Posterior Sacroiliac Joint Fusion Device in Patients with Previously Implanted Pain Devices and Therapies.

J Pain Res 2021 2;14:2709-2715. Epub 2021 Sep 2.

Department of Anesthesiology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA.

Background: Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain is a common cause of low back pain, a problem experienced by two-thirds of adults in the United States population. Traditionally, the management of persistent SIJ-related pain has involved conservative therapies (physical therapy, topical medications, oral anti-inflammatory medications), interventional therapies (SIJ steroid injections or ablation), and surgery (SIJ fusion; open and lateral approach). Recent advancements in technology have paved the way for SIJ fusion via a posterior approach, which aims to minimize complications and enhance recovery. Read More

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September 2021

Postoperative lumbar spine MRI: How well does a radiology report that raises suspicion for infection correlate with true clinical infection?

J Clin Neurosci 2021 Oct 31;92:6-10. Epub 2021 Jul 31.

Division of Neurosurgery, Maimonides Medical Center, 4802 10th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

Introduction: Interpretation of a lumbar spine MRI in the immediate postoperative period is challenging, as postoperative tissue enhancement and fluid collections may be mistaken for infection. Radiology reports may use ambiguous language, creating a clinical problem for a surgeon in determining whether a patient needs treatment with antibiotics or revision surgery. Moreover, retrospective criticism of management in instances of a true infection may lead to medicolegal ramifications. Read More

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October 2021

Timing of referral to peripheral nerve specialists in patients with postoperative C5 palsy.

J Clin Neurosci 2021 Oct 23;92:169-174. Epub 2021 Aug 23.

Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA; Department of Neurosurgery, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra, Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA. Electronic address:

The objective of this study was to examine the association between electrophysiology data post-C5-palsy and referral to peripheral nerve surgeons (PNS) using a 15-year cohort of patients who underwent posterior cervical decompression. Endpoints included the associations of postoperative treatments employed with functional recovery and abnormal electrophysiology data. Of 77 included patients (median 64 yr; 68% male), 48% completely recovered. Read More

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October 2021

Is instrumented lateral lumbar interbody fusion superior to stand-alone lateral lumbar interbody fusion for the treatment of lumbar degenerative disease? A meta-analysis.

J Clin Neurosci 2021 Oct 14;92:136-146. Epub 2021 Aug 14.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China. Electronic address:

The purpose of this meta-analysis was to compare the fusion rate and outcomes directly between patients who underwent stand-alone lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) and LLIF with supplemental posterior instrumentation. A comprehensive literature search was performed for relevant studies using PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library. The stand-alone and instrumented LLIF were compared by the fusion rate, the radiographic parameters, the cage subsidence rate, the clinical outcomes, the complication rate, and the reoperation rate. Read More

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October 2021

Burst Fracture of C5 with Traumatic Anterior Spondyloptosis of C6 and Posterior Spondylolisthesis of C4 Vertebra: A Case Report.

JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc 2021 Apr 30;59(236):402-405. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Karnali Academy of Health Sciences, Nepal.

Burst fracture of C5 with traumatic anterior spondyloptosis of C6 and posterior spondylolisthesis of C4 vertebra is an exceedingly rare high energy injury. Treatment includes decompression, reduction, stabilization, and fusion via anterior or posterior or combined anterior-posterior approach with or without prior traction. We report this rare subaxial cervical spine injury associated with quadriplegia managed with combined anterior and posterior instrumented fusion. Read More

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Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia with Concomitant Persistent Primitive Trigeminal Artery.

Neurol India 2021 Jul-Aug;69(4):826-828

Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Background And Introduction: Apersistent primitive trigeminal artery (PPTA) is an embryonic vessel that connects the cavernous part of the internal carotid artery with the posterior circulation. Though many are incidental, it is associated with conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia (TN).

Objective: In this video, we present a case of TN due to neurovascular conflict with associate PPTA. Read More

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September 2021

Frailty is an Important Predictor of 30-day Morbidity in Patients Treated for Lumbar Spondylolisthesis Using a Posterior Surgical Approach.

Spine J 2021 Sep 6. Epub 2021 Sep 6.

Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5T 2S8; Division of Neurosurgery, Krembil Neuroscience Centre, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5T 2S8. Electronic address:

Background Context: Traditionally, a non-operative approach has been favored for elderly patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis due to a perceived higher risk of morbidity with surgery. However, most studies have used an arbitrary age cut-off to define "elderly" and this research has yielded conflicting results.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of frailty on morbidity after surgery for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis treated with a posterior approach. Read More

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September 2021

Minimally Invasive Posterior Cervical Discectomy: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2021 Sep 8. Epub 2021 Sep 8.

Department of Neurosurgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Minimally invasive posterior cervical microdiscectomy is an appropriate surgical approach for patients with foraminal stenosis from herniated disc with radicular symptoms that is not responsive to conservative management. While anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) or arthroplasty is increasingly utilized to treat herniated disc, a posterior approach eliminates the risk of potential approach related injuries to the esophagus, carotid artery, or recurrent laryngeal nerve. Additional benefits of posterior decompression include avoidance of instrumentation, which represents an increased healthcare cost, as well as potential long-term risks of adjacent-level pathologies or device failures. Read More

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September 2021

Operative treatment of cervical radiculopathy: anterior cervical decompression and fusion compared with posterior foraminotomy: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Trials 2021 Sep 8;22(1):607. Epub 2021 Sep 8.

Department of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.

Background: Cervical radiculopathy is the most common disease in the cervical spine, affecting patients around 50-55 year of age. An operative treatment is common clinical praxis when non-operative treatment fails. The controversy is in the choice of operative treatment, conducting either anterior cervical decompression and fusion or posterior foraminotomy. Read More

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September 2021

An open-label randomized multi-Centre study to evaluate anterior controllable Antedisplacement and fusion versus posterior Laminoplasty in patients with cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament: study design and analysis plan (STAR).

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2021 Sep 8;22(1):765. Epub 2021 Sep 8.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Centre, Changzheng Hospital, Naval Medical University, No. 415 Fengyang Road, Shanghai, 200003, People's Republic of China.

Background: In treating patients with cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (COPLL), a novel surgery technique - anterior controllable antedisplacement and fusion (ACAF) suggested promising clinical benefits in recent exploratory studies.

Methods: This is a multicentre, randomized, open-label, parallel-group, active controlled trial that will compare the clinical benefits of ACAF versus conventional posterior laminoplasty (LAMP) in severe COPLL patients. A total of 164 patients will be enrolled and randomized in a 1:1 ratio to either ACAF or LAMP group. Read More

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September 2021

Longitudinal scoliosis behavior in Chiari malformation with and without syringomyelia.

J Neurosurg Pediatr 2021 Sep 3:1-7. Epub 2021 Sep 3.

5Department of Neurosurgery, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.

Objective: The objective of this study was to understand the natural history of scoliosis in patients with Chiari malformation type I (CM-I) with and without syringomyelia.

Methods: A retrospective review of data was conducted. Patients with CM-I were identified from a cohort of 14,118 individuals age 18 years or younger who had undergone MRI over an 11-year period at the University of Michigan. Read More

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September 2021

The Minimally Invasive Posterolateral Transcavernous-Transtentorial Approach. Technical Nuances, Proof of Feasibility, and Surgical Outcomes Throughout a Case Series of Sphenopetroclival Meningiomas.

World Neurosurg 2021 Aug 31. Epub 2021 Aug 31.

Department of Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Pathologies, Instituto Nacional de Neurocirugía Dr Asenjo, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile; Department of Neurological Sciences, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile; Department of Neurosurgery, Clinica Las Condes, Santiago, Chile.

Objective: Sphenopetroclival (SPC) meningiomas are considered among the most complex skull-base neoplasms to approach surgically. We aim to determine whether some SPC meningiomas can be safely and effectively treated using a modified minimally invasive pterional posterolateral transcavernous-transtentorial approach (MIPLATTA).

Methods: Fourteen patients harboring SPC meningiomas were surgically treated through a MIPLATTA. Read More

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Integration of Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cell Application in Hydroxyapatite-Based Scaffolds in the Treatment of Vertebral Bone Defect due to Spondylitis Tuberculosis: A Translational Study.

Stem Cells Int 2021 23;2021:9928379. Epub 2021 Aug 23.

Stem Cell Medical Technology Integrated Service Unit, Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Background: Vertebral bone defect represents one of the most commonly found skeletal problems in the spine. Progressive increase of vertebral involvement of skeletal tuberculosis (TB) is reported as the main cause, especially in developed countries. Conventional spinal fusion using bone graft has been associated with donor-site morbidity and complications. Read More

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Normal Anatomy of the Lumbar Sublaminar Ridge in the Lateral Recess with Potential Implications to Surgical Technique in Degenerative Spinal Stenosis: A Cadaveric Study.

Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2021 May 11. Epub 2021 May 11.

Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton ON, Canada Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada Education Program in Anatomy, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Study Design: This is an anatomic study using cadaveric material.

Objective: To provide anatomic descriptions of the normal lumbar sublaminar ridge in the lateral recess and it's potential to impact on the exiting nerve root there, with implications to surgical technique in lumbar spinal stenosis.

Summary Of Background Data: The lateral extent of the sublaminar ridge - the bony, superior insertion site of the ligamenta flava - and its topological relationship to the nerve root are not described in the literature. Read More

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Analysis of the Therapeutic Effects of Staged Posterior-Anterior Combined Surgery for Cervicothoracic Segmental Tuberculosis with Kyphosis in Pediatric Patients.

Int J Gen Med 2021 26;14:4847-4855. Epub 2021 Aug 26.

Department of Spine Surgery, XinJiang Medical University Affiliated First Hosptial, Urumqi, XinJiang, People's Republic of China.

Objective: The present study aimed to investigate the surgical efficacy of staged posterior-anterior combined surgery for the treatment of cervicothoracic segmental tuberculosis (TB) with kyphosis in pediatric patients.

Methods: The clinical data of 15 pediatric patients admitted to our hospital from January 2010 to December 2017 who underwent staged posterior-anterior combined surgery for cervicothoracic segmental TB with kyphosis were collected. A posterior median incision was made for patients after general anesthesia. Read More

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Non-fusion palliative spine surgery without reconstruction is safe and effective in spinal metastasis patients: retrospective study.

Sci Rep 2021 Sep 1;11(1):17486. Epub 2021 Sep 1.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, 2 Wanglang Road, Bangkoknoi, Bangkok, 10700, Thailand.

Considering the shorter life expectancy and poorer prognosis of metastatic epidural spinal cord compression patients, anterior reconstruction and fusion may be unnecessary. This study aimed to investigate the outcomes of palliative surgery for metastatic epidural spinal cord compression with neurological deficit among patients who underwent posterior decompression and instrumentation without fusion or anterior reconstruction. This single-center retrospective review included all patients aged > 18 years with thoracic or lumbar spinal metastasis who were surgically treated for metastatic spinal cord compression without fusion or anterior reconstruction at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand during July 2015 to December 2017. Read More

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September 2021

[Successful surgical treatment of patient with cervical myelopathy due to ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament: a rare clinical observation and literature review].

Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko 2021 ;85(4):69-76

Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia.

The authors describe the result of combined surgical treatment of a patient with symptomatic multiple-level cervical spine stenosis following ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament. The first stage included decompressive laminectomy and cervical spine fusion using a screw. At the second stage, C-C-C-C corporectomy with total resection of the ossified posterior longitudinal ligament and C-Th corporodesis with a bone autograft were carried out. Read More

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September 2021

[Results of minimally invasive lumbar fusion in professional athletes: a single-center retrospective study].

Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko 2021 ;85(4):12-19

Burdenko Neurosurgery Center, Moscow, Russia.

Professional athletes have a high basic level of physical fitness and significant motivation for returning to previous rhythm of functional activity within the shortest period after trauma without deterioration of baseline level of sportsmanship. Despite the well-presented results of lumbar spine fusion in general population, these data among professional athletes are not well understood.

Objective: To analyze the results of minimally invasive lumbar fusion in professional athletes. Read More

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September 2021

Comparison between posterior lumbar interbody fusion and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion in the management of lumbar spondylolisthesis.

Bratisl Lek Listy 2021 ;122(9):653-656

Background: Lumbar spondylolisthesis is a relatively common cause of low back and lower extremity pain. The most common type, degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis (DLS), is a disease that causes stenosis of the spinal canal. Two surgical methods of treatment are widely accepted, namely posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). Read More

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September 2021

Transmastoid exposure of the labyrinthine segment of the facial nerve: an anatomical study.

Braz J Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Aug 11. Epub 2021 Aug 11.

Koc University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anatomy, Istanbul, Turkey.

Introduction: Compression of the labyrinthine segment of the facial nerve by edema has been considered as an important pathology in the majority of the cases of idiopathic facial nerve paralysis. Hence, it is suggested that total decompression of the facial nerve should also include the labyrinthine segment by a middle fossa approach. However, the middle fossa approach requires craniotomy and temporal lobe retraction, which increases the morbidity. Read More

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Flexional distance index: A new prognostic indicator of neurological outcomes at 4 years after cervical laminoplasty for K-line (+) ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament.

Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2021 Aug 21;209:106896. Epub 2021 Aug 21.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, 53 Hon-cho, Hirosaki, Aomori 036-8203, Japan.

Objective: We aimed to investigate whether K-line in the neck flexion (FK-line), flexion angle (FA), or flexion distance index (FDI) could predict the recovery rate of the Japanese Orthopedic Association score (RR-JOA) at 4 years after cervical laminoplasty (LP) for ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL).

Methods: A new index, i.e. Read More

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Incidental Durotomy Following Surgery for Degenerative Lumbar Disease and the Impact of Minimally Invasive Surgical Technique on the Rate and Need for Surgical Revision: A Case Series.

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2021 Aug 30. Epub 2021 Aug 30.

Department of Neurosurgery, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

Background: Incidental durotomy (ID) is a common complication during lumbar spine surgery. A paucity of literature has studied the impact of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) on durotomy rates and strategies for repair as compared to open surgery.

Objective: To examine the impact that MIS techniques have on the durotomy rate, repair techniques, and need for surgical revision following surgery for degenerative lumbar disease as compared to open technique. Read More

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Surgical outcomes of cervical myelopathy in patients with athetoid cerebral palsy.

Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol 2021 Aug 29. Epub 2021 Aug 29.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, 1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, 734-8551, Japan.

Purpose: Surgical treatment for cervical myelopathy with athetoid cerebral palsy remains unestablished. Instrumented fusion is reported to have good clinical results; however, there are no data of decompression surgery for this pathology in recent years. This study aimed to assess the surgical outcomes of laminoplasty with or without posterior instrumented fusion for cervical myelopathy in patients with athetoid cerebral palsy. Read More

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Retro-odontoid pseudotumor concomitant with proximal adjacent cervical spondylotic myelopathy after multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 Sep 25;86:106352. Epub 2021 Aug 25.

Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand. Electronic address:

Introduction And Importance: Adjacent cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) presenting as a retro-odontoid pseudotumor (ROP) is uncommon. This consequence adversely affects hand function, causes gait imbalance and results in other disabilities for the patient. This report describes the successful surgical treatment of a patient with ROP associated with adjacent CSM following multilevel ACDF of the subaxial cervical vertebrae by performing posterior cervical decompression and fusion. Read More

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September 2021

Ventral Tonsillar Herniation Predicts Headaches in Adults with Chiari Malformation.

World Neurosurg 2021 Aug 26. Epub 2021 Aug 26.

Department of Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York. Electronic address:

Background: Radiographic characterization of Chiari malformation (CM) has historically focused on caudal tonsillar herniation (CH) below the foramen magnum. Previously, we published evidence linking ventral tonsillar herniation (VH) and medullary symptoms in very young children. We sought to extend that investigation by studying the radiographic and clinical significance of VH in adults diagnosed with CM. Read More

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