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Spinal Tuberculosis: Diagnosis and Management

Rasouli MR, Mirkoohi M, Vaccaro AR, Yarandi KK, Rahimi-Movaghar V

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2012 Dec;6(4):294-308.
The spinal column is involved in less than 1% of all cases of tuberculosis (TB). Spinal TB is a very dangerous type of skeletal TB as it can be associated...
Entrapment of the Fifth Lumbar Spinal Nerve by Advanced Osteophytic Changes of the Lumbosacral Zygapophyseal Joint: A Case Report

Ohnishi YI, Yuguchi T, Iwatsuki K, Yoshimine

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2012 Dec;6(4):291-293.
A 54-year-old female patient had a 6-year history of backache and left sciatica. Five years earlier, she had undergone surgery in another hospital for left L4-5 disc herniation. Computed tomography...
Cortical Blindness Following Spinal Surgery: Very Rare Cause of Perioperative Vision Loss

Goni V, Tripathy S, Goyal T, Tamuk T, Panda BB, BK S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2012 Dec;6(4):287-290.
A 38-year-old man was operated with posterior spinal decompression and pedicle screw instrumentation for his L2 fracture with incomplete neurological deficit. In the recovery, he complained of blindness in both...
Hypertrophic Posterior Arch of Atlas Causing Cervical Myelopathy

Kasliwal M, Traynelis

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2012 Dec;6(4):284-286.
Cervical stenosis, especially of the upper cervical spine, is quite rare which can be developmental or acquired. Clefts or aplasias of anterior and posterior arches of atlas, ossification of the...
Chondrosarcoma of the Spinous Process: A Rare Presentation

Arockiaraj J, Venkatesh , Amritanand R, Sundararaj GD, Nachimuthu G

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2012 Dec;6(4):279-283.
Chondrosarcomas are malignant cartilage forming tumours. They form the second most common primary malignant tumour involving the vertebral axis. We present a rare presentation of a secondary chondrosarcoma from the...
A Case of Pyogenic Spondylodiscitis Caused by Campylobacter fetus for Which Early Diagnosis by Magnetic Resonance Imaging Was Difficult

Tanaka A, Takahashi , Hirabayashi H, Ogihara N, Mukaiyama , Shimizu M, Hashidate , Kato H

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2012 Dec;6(4):274-278.
The purpose of this case report was to report a rare case of pyogenic spondylodiscitis caused by Campylobacter fetus. A 37-year-old male presented with fever and low back pain. By...
Role of the O-arm and Computer-assisted Navigation of Safe Screw Fixation in Children with Traumatic Rotatory Atlantoaxial Subluxation

Attia W, Orief T, Almusrea K, Alfawareh , Soualmi L, Orz Y

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2012 Dec;6(4):266-273.
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of 7 patients with traumatic rotatory atlanto-axial subluxation. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Cases of traumatic rotatory atlantoaxial subluxation in children are difficult to be stabilized. Surgical challenges...
Complications of Posterior Vertebral Resection for Spinal Deformity

Kim SS, Cho BC, Kim JH, Lim DJ, Park JY, Lee BJ, Suk SI

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2012 Dec;6(4):257-265.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: To evaluate the incidence and risk factors of complications following posterior vertebral resection (PVR) for spinal deformity. METHODS: A review of 233 patients treated with PVR at...
Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Lumbar Spine in Young Arabs with Low Back Pain

Al-Saeed O, Al-Jarallah K, Raeess M, Sheikh M, Ismail M, Athyal R

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2012 Dec;6(4):249-256.
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study. PURPOSE: To Investigate the prevalence of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) changes of the lumbar spine in low back pain (LBP) and the associated risk factors in...
Cervical Pedicle Screw Fixation Combined with Laminoplasty for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy with Instability

Uehara M, Takahashi , Ogihara N, Hirabayashi H, Hashidate , Mukaiyama , Shimizu M, Kato H

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2012 Dec;6(4):241-248.
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. PURPOSE: To evaluate the surgical results of cervical pedicle screw (CPS) fixation combined with laminoplasty for treating cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) with instability. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Cervical...
Effect of the Number of Involved Spinal Cord Segments on Gait Function in Patients with Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

Yoon JY, Chang H, Park KB, Lee SJ, Choi BW

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2012 Dec;6(4):233-240.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. PURPOSE: To determine the effect of severity of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) on gait parameters according to the number of involved spinal cord segments. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Although there...
The Efficacy and Persistence of Selective Nerve Root Block under Fluoroscopic Guidance for Cervical Radiculopathy

Chung JY, Yim JH, Seo HY, Kim SK, Cho KJ

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2012 Dec;6(4):227-232.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the outcomes of fluoroscopically guided selective nerve root block as a nonsurgical treatment for cervical radiculopathy. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Only a few studies have addressed...
Spontaneous Reduction Finding: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Evaluation of Segmental Instability in Spondylolisthesis

Chung JY, Kim SK, Jung ST, Lee KB, Seo HY, Hu CY, Park GH

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2012 Dec;6(4):221-226.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. PURPOSE: To assess whether spontaneous reduction of spondylolisthesis, as seen on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), is related to the degree of segmental instability and low back...

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