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Concept of Gunshot Wound Spine

Jaiswal M, Mittal RS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Dec;7(4):359-364.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.4.359
Gunshot wound (GSW) to the spine which was earlier common in the military population is now being increasingly noted in civilians due to easy availability of firearms of low velocity...
Arachnoiditis Following Caudal Epidural Injections for the Lumbo-Sacral Radicular Pain

Nanjayan S, Swamy GN, Yallappa S, Bommireddy R

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Dec;7(4):355-358.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.4.355
Caudal epidural steroid injection is a very common intervention in treatment of low back pain and sciatica symptoms. Although extensively used, it is not devoid of complications. A few reports...
Isolated Tuberculosis of Sacrum with Monoparesis: An Atypical Presentation

Sament R, Bachhal V, Gopinathan NR, Sen RK

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Dec;7(4):351-354.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.4.351
Tuberculosis is a major health problem in developing nations. Spine is the most commonly affected site for skeletal tuberculosis but involvement of sacrum is rare. Isolated involvement of sacrum has...
Delayed Infrarenal Aortic Pseudoaneurysm Treated by Endovascular Stent Graft in Pyogenic Spondylitis

Shin JH, Hwang DH, Pang CH, Wang S, Kim IS, Ahn JT, Kim YW, Chang HG

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Dec;7(4):345-350.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.4.345
A 61-year-old male patient with pyogenic spondylodiscitis and epidural and psoas abscesses underwent posterior decompression, debridement, and instrumented fusion, followed by anterior debridement and reconstruction. Sudden onset flank pain was...
Ventral Schwannoma of the Thoracolumbar Spine

Yamahata H, Yamaguchi , Mori M, Kubo F, Tokimura H, Arita K

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Dec;7(4):339-344.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.4.339
We report two patients with ventral schwannoma in the thoracolumbar region manifesting as low back pain with or without paraparesis. In both patients magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a heterogeneously-enhanced...
Vertebral Artery Dissection as a Cause of Cervical Radiculopathy

Silbert BI, Khangure M, Silbert PL

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Dec;7(4):335-338.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.4.335
The acute onset of neck pain and arm weakness is most commonly due to cervical radiculopathy or inflammatory brachial plexopathy. Rarely, extracranial vertebral artery dissection may cause radiculopathy in the...
Lumbar Disc Degenerative Disease: Disc Degeneration Symptoms and Magnetic Resonance Image Findings

Saleem S, Aslam HM, Rehmani MA, Raees A, Alvi AA, Ashraf J

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Dec;7(4):322-334.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.4.322
STUDY DESIGN: Cross sectional and observational. PURPOSE: To evaluate the different aspects of lumbar disc degenerative disc disease and relate them with magnetic resonance image (MRI) findings and symptoms. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE:...
Discogenic Axial Back Pain: Is There a Role for Nucleoplasty?

Kumar NS, Shah SM, Tan BW, Juned S, Yao K

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Dec;7(4):314-321.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.4.314
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective observational study. PURPOSE: To evaluate the role of nucleoplasty in the management of discogenic axial back pain; to determine the influence of concordant pain during provocative discography,...
The Influence of Fat Infiltration of Back Extensor Muscles on Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures

So KY, Kim DH, Choi DH, Kim CY, Kim JS, Choi YS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Dec;7(4):308-313.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.4.308
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: To investigate the influence of fat infiltration at low back extensor muscles on osteoporotic vertebral fracture. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: In persons with stronger back muscles, the risk...
A Nation-Wide, Outpatient-Based Survey on the Pain, Disability, and Satisfaction of Patients with Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures

Kim KW, Cho KJ, Kim SW, Lee SH, An MH, Im JH

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Dec;7(4):301-307.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.4.301
STUDY DESIGN: A nation-wide, outpatient-based, cross-sectional survey with the use of questionnaires. PURPOSE: To evaluate the pain, disability and satisfaction of patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: There...
Causes of Late Revision Surgery after Bone Cement Augmentation in Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures

Ha KY, Kim YH, Chang DG, Son IN, Kim KW, Kim SE

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Dec;7(4):294-300.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.4.294
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. PURPOSE: To elucidate the causes of late revision following bone cement augmentation for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) or kyphoplasty (KP)...
Cervical Foraminal and Discal Height after Dynamic Rotational Plating in the Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Park JO, Park MS, Moon SH, Kim IS, Kim SW, Kim YC, Kim TH, Suh BK, Nam JH, Lee HM

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Dec;7(4):289-293.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.4.289
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective study. PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of the dynamic rotational plate to the intervertebral foraminal and discal height after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. OVERVIEW OF...
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A 71 Cases Study Ascertaining that Straightening Is Possible, and a New Etiological Hypothesis

Polak J

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Dec;7(4):282-288.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.4.282
STUDY DESIGN: Seventy-one children (23 boys and 48 girls, aged 6 to 18 year-old) with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) between 11degrees and 62degrees, without braces, have been treated manually, only...
Analysis of Risk Factors for Adjacent Segment Degeneration Occurring More than 5 Years after Fusion with Pedicle Screw Fixation for Degenerative Lumbar Spine

Soh J, Lee JC, Shin BJ

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Dec;7(4):273-281.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.4.273
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. PURPOSE: We investigated the risk factors in adjacent segment degeneration (ASD) after more than 5 years of follow-up of lumbar spinal fusion. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: There are...
Magnification Error in Digital Radiographs of the Cervical Spine Against Magnetic Resonance Imaging Measurements

Shigematsu H, Koizumi M, Yoneda M, Iida J, Oshima T, Tanaka Y

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Dec;7(4):267-272.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.4.267
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. PURPOSE: The main purpose of this study was to clarify the range of magnification errors on digital plain radiographs and to determine if there is a correlation...
Posterior Surgery Alone in the Treatment of Post-traumatic Kyphosis by Posterior Column Osteotomy, Spondylodesis, Instrumentation, and Vertebroplasty

Omidi-Kashani F, Hasankhani EG, Ebrahimzadeh MH, Kachooei A, Heidari H

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Dec;7(4):260-266.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.4.260
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: To determine if posterior surgery alone can satisfactorily treat post-traumatic kyphosis (PTK). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: One of the worst complications of vertebral fractures is PTK. The type...
Investigation of Efficacy of Mitomycin-C, Sodium Hyaluronate and Human Amniotic Fluid in Preventing Epidural Fibrosis and Adhesion Using a Rat Laminectomy Model

Bolat E, Kocamaz E, Kulahcilar Z, Yilmaz A, Topcu A, Ozdemir M, Coskun ME

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Dec;7(4):253-259.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.4.253
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evalute the effects of mitomycin-C, sodium hyaluronate and human amniotic fluid on preventing spinal epidural fibrosis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE:...

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