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Vertebroplasty in Patients with Tumour-Related Vertebral Fractures: Is Rehabilitation Needed?

Polastri M, Gasbarrini A

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Sep;7(3):248-252.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.3.248
For about 20 years, vertebroplasty has been used to achieve relief from pain and improve function in eligible patients affected by vertebral fractures. The procedure is also performed in patients...
Gorham's Disease of Spine

Sekharappa V, Arockiaraj J, Amritanand R, Krishnan V, David KS, David SG

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Sep;7(3):242-247.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.3.242
Gorham's disease is a rare disorder characterized by clinical and radiological disappearance of bone by proliferation of non-neoplastic vascular tissue. The disease was first reported by Jackson in 1838 in...
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Due to a Large Calcified Mass in the Ligamentum Flavum

Seki S, Kawaguchi , Ishihara H, Oya T, Kimura T

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Sep;7(3):236-241.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.3.236
We describe a rare case of lumbar spinal stenosis due to a large calcified mass in the ligamentum flavum. This patient presented with a 12-month history of severe right leg...
Delayed Diagnosis of Cauda Eqina Syndrome with Perineural Cyst after Combined Spinal-Epidural Anesthesia in Hemodialysis Patient

Ishiguro S, Akeda K, Tsujii M, Sudo A

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Sep;7(3):232-235.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.3.232
Symptomatic Tarlov (perineural cysts) are uncommon. In the following hemodialysis case, cauda equina syndrome was not detected after combined spinal-epidural anesthesia untilthe patient reported a lack of sensation in the...
Giant Invasive Sacral Schwannoma Showing Chromosomal Numerical Aberrations [-14,+18,+22]

Kanamori M, Yasuda T, Hori T, Suzuki K

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Sep;7(3):227-231.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.3.227
Here, we report on a rare case of a giant invasive sacral schwannoma. The patient was a 58-year-old woman who had a 6-year history of non-specific buttock pain. Histological investigation...
Tuberculosis Affecting Multiple Vertebral Bodies

Baba H, Tagami A, Adachi S, Hiura T, Osaki M

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Sep;7(3):222-226.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.3.222
Spinal tuberculosis usually occurs in a single vertebral body or two to three adjacent vertebrae; it rarely occurs in multiple vertebral bodies. Surgery is indicated in cases that do not...
Is Kyphoplasty Necessary?

Ishiguro S, Akeda K, Tsujii M, Sudo A

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Sep;7(3):218-221.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.3.218
We describe four cases of delayed union in female patients with severe osteoporotic vertebral fractures, which were treated in a similar but less costly method to kyphoplasty. Due to domestic...
No Acceleration of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration after a Single Injection of Bupivacaine in Young Age Group with Follow-Up of 5 Years

Ohtori S, Inoue G, Orita S, Eguchi Y, Ochiai N, Kishida S, Kuniyoshi , Nakamura J, Aoki Y, Ishikawa T, Miyagi M, Kamoda H, Suzuki M, Takaso M, Toyone T, Kubota G, Sakuma Y, Oikawa Y, Inage K, Sainoh T, Takahashi

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Sep;7(3):212-217.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.3.212
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study of changes in intervertebral disc degeneration after injection of bupivacaine. PURPOSE: To examine whether injection of bupivacaine into human intervertebral discs accelerates their degeneration. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Bupivacaine...
Effect of Correction of the Contractured Flexed Osteoarthritic Knee on the Sagittal Alignment by Total Replacement

Lee SM, Yoon MG, Moon MS, Lee BJ, Lee SR, Seo YH

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Sep;7(3):204-211.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.3.204
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective analysis of an adaptive change of the spinopelvic alignment after total knee arthroplasty. PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of correction of the contractured knee in flexion on...
Prospective Randomized Study for Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Spine Surgery: Choice of Drug, Dosage, and Timing

Nishant , Kailash KK, Vijayraghavan PV

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Sep;7(3):196-203.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.3.196
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized study of antibiotic prophylaxis in elective spine surgery. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the rate of postoperative surgical site infection for a single...
Translaminar Microendoscopic Herniotomy for Cranially Migrated Lumbar Disc Herniations Encroaching on the Exiting Nerve Root in the Preforaminal and Foraminal Zones

Ikuta K, Tono O, Senba H, Kitamura T, Komiya N, Oga M, Shidahara

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Sep;7(3):190-195.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.3.190
STUDY DESIGN: Case series. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe translaminar microendoscopic herniotomy (TL-MEH) for cranially migrated lumbar disc herniations encroaching on the exiting nerve root in the...
Utility of Limited Protocol Magnetic Resonance Imaging Lumbar Spine for Nerve Root Compression in a Developing Country, Is It Accurate and Cost Effective?

Hilal K, Sajjad Z, Sayani R, Khan D

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Sep;7(3):184-189.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.3.184
STUDY DESIGN: Cross sectional study. PURPOSE: To determine the accuracy of the screening magnetic resonance study of the lumbar spine in the diagnosis of nerve root compression in cases of low...
Validation of the Korean Version of the Neck Pain and Disability Scale

Lee JS, Suh KT, Kim JI, Lee HS, Goh TS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Sep;7(3):178-183.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.3.178
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study. PURPOSE: To evaluate the reliability and validity of the adapted Korean version of the Neck Pain and Disability Scale (NPDS). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: The validity of Korean...
Diagnostic Usefulness of White Blood Cell and Absolute Neutrophil Count for Postoperative Infection after Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Using Allograft and Demineralized Bone Matrix

Kong CG, Kim YY, Ahn CY, Park JB

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Sep;7(3):173-177.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.3.173
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. PURPOSE: We investigated normative temporal levels of white blood cell (WBC) and absolute neutrophil count (ANC) in uncomplicated anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) using allograft and...
Role of Intraoperative Red Cell Salvage and Autologus Transfusion in Metastatic Spine Surgery: A Pilot Study and Review of Literature

Gakhar H, Bagouri M, Bommireddy R, Klezl Z

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Sep;7(3):167-172.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.3.167
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PURPOSE: There has been no research examining the use of intraoperative cell salvage during metastatic spinal surgery. The present work is a pilot study investigating the...
Model of Induced Leakage of Polymethylmethacrilate Inside Epidural Space and Prevertebral Muscles During Vertebroplasty in Pigs: Clinical, Macroscopical, and Histological Study

Silva Gonzalez A, Alfonso Olmos M, Villas Tome C, Angulo MG

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2013 Sep;7(3):159-166.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2013.7.3.159
STUDY DESIGN: Experimental study in animals. PURPOSE: Study the clinical behavior of animals after an induced leakage of cement during vertebroplasty in pigs. Study the distribution of polymethylmetacrilate inside the epidural...

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