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Letter to the Editor: Surgery-Related Complications and Sequelae in Management of Tuberculosis of Spine

Moon MS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Dec;8(6):864-866.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.6.864
No abstract available.
Lumbar Spondylolysis and Spondylolytic Spondylolisthesis: Who Should Be Have Surgery? An Algorithmic Approach

Omidi-Kashani F, Ebrahimzadeh MH, Salari S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Dec;8(6):856-863.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.6.856
Lumbar spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis are common spinal disorders that most of the times are incidental findings or respond favorably to conservative treatment. In a small percentage of the patients, surgical...
Eleven Levels of Spinous Process Fractures in Thoracolumbar Spine

Kim WJ, Chi YJ, Park KH, Choy WS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Dec;8(6):852-855.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.6.852
Cases of over 5-level spinous process fractures are extremely rare. Thoracolumbar region of spine is superimposed on ribs; and as such additional studies such as computerized tomography are needed to...
Myxopapillary Ependymoma of the Cauda Equina in a 5-Year-Old Boy

Uehara M, Takahashi , Mukaiyama , Kuraishi S, Shimizu M, Ikegami S, Futatsugi , Sano K, Hongo K, Kato H

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Dec;8(6):846-851.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.6.846
Myxopapillary ependymoma in childhood typically occurs in the central nervous system. There are few surgical cases of myxopapillary ependymoma of the cauda equina in children. We report a case of...
Cervical Myelopathy Caused by Disc Herniation at the Segment of Existing Osteochondroma in a Patient with Hereditary Multiple Exostoses

Ikuta K, Tarukado K, Senba H, Kitamura T, Komiya N, Shidahara

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Dec;8(6):840-845.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.6.840
Hereditary multiple exostoses (HME) is a benign hereditary disorder characterized by multiple osteochondromas. Osteochondroma appears occasionally in the spinal column as a part of HME. A 37-year-old man presented with...
Progressive Relapse of Ligamentum Flavum Ossification Following Decompressive Surgery

Ando K, Imagama S, Ito Z, Kobayashi , Ukai J, Muramoto A, Shinjo R, Matsumoto , Nakashima , Ishiguro N

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Dec;8(6):835-839.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.6.835
Thoracic ossification of the ligamentum flavum (T-OLF) is a relatively rare spinal disorder that generally requires surgical intervention, due to its progressive nature and the poor response to conservative therapy....
Spinal Cord Ischemia Secondary to Hypovolemic Shock

Oh JY, Kapoor S, Koh RK, Yang EW, Hee HT

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Dec;8(6):831-834.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.6.831
A 44-year-old male presented with symptoms of spinal cord compression secondary to metastatic prostate cancer. An urgent decompression at the cervical-thoracic region was performed, and there were no complications intraoperatively....
Negative Pressure Pulmonary Edema Associated with Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery

Shigematsu H, Yoneda M, Tanaka Y

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Dec;8(6):827-830.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.6.827
We report a very rare case of negative pressure pulmonary edema (NPPE) that occurred immediately after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). The patient was a 25-year-old man who sustained...
Operative Technique for En Bloc Resection of Upper Cervical Chordomas: Extended Transoral Transmandibular Approach and Multilevel Reconstruction

Ortega-Porcayo LA, Cabrera-Aldana EE, Arriada-Mendicoa N, Gomez-Amador JL, Granados-Garcia M, Barges-Coll J

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Dec;8(6):820-826.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.6.820
Anterior exposure for cervical chordomas remains challenging because of the anatomical complexities and the restoration of the dimensional balance of the atlanto-axial region. In this report, we describe and analyze...
Lumbosacral Sagittal Alignment in Association to Intervertebral Disc Diseases

Habibi Z, Maleki F, Meybodi AT, Mahdavi A, Saberi H

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Dec;8(6):813-819.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.6.813
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional case-control study was designed to compare the sagittal alignment of lumbosacral regions in two groups of patients suffering from low back pain, one with intervertebral disc...
Determination of the Distal Fusion Level in the Management of Thoracolumbar and Lumbar Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Using Pedicle Screw Instrumentation

Kim SS, Lim DJ, Kim JH, Kim JW, Um KS, Ahn SH, Suk SI

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Dec;8(6):804-812.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.6.804
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. PURPOSE: To determine the exact distal fusion level in the management of thoracolumbar/lumbar adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (TL/L AIS) using pedicle screw instrumentation (PSI). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: The...
Quality of Life Comparison between Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty in Patients with Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures

Lee SK, Lee SH, Yoon SP, Lee YT, Jang G, Lim SY, Lee HM, Moon SH, Song KS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Dec;8(6):799-803.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.6.799
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective evaluation. PURPOSE: To compare quality of life in postmenopausal women with osteoporotic vertebral fractures (OVFs) who underwent vertebroplasty (VP) or kyphoplasty (KP). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Patient with OVFs who...
PainVision Apparatus Is Effective for Assessing Low Back Pain

Ohtori S, Kawaguchi , Takebayashi T, Orita S, Inoue G, Yamauchi K, Aoki Y, Nakamura J, Ishikawa T, Miyagi M, Kamoda H, Suzuki M, Kubota G, Sakuma Y, Oikawa Y, Inage K, Sainoh T, Sato J, Takahashi , Konno S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Dec;8(6):793-798.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.6.793
STUDY DESIGN: Case series. PURPOSE: To determine the utility of "PainVision" apparatus for the assessment of low back pain. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: A newly developed device, the PainVision PS-2100 (Nipro, Osaka, Japan),...
Study of Vertebral Body Replacement with Reconstruction Spinal Cages in Dorsolumbar Traumatic and Koch's Spine

Thaker RA, Gautam VK

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Dec;8(6):786-792.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.6.786
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective and prospective case series. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the results of reconstruction of anterior column, fusion and complications related to cages. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE:...
Comparison between Bilateral C2 Pedicle Screwing and Unilateral C2 Pedicle Screwing, Combined with Contralateral C2 Laminar Screwing, for Atlantoaxial Posterior Fixation

Miyakoshi , Hongo M, Kobayashi , Suzuki T, Abe E, Shimada Y

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Dec;8(6):777-785.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.6.777
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. PURPOSE: To compare clinical and radiological outcomes between bilateral C2 pedicle screwing (C2PS) and unilateral C2PS, combined with contralateral C2 laminar screwing (LS), for posterior atlantoaxial...
Comparison of Spinous Process-Splitting Laminectomy versus Conventional Laminectomy for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Uehara M, Takahashi , Hashidate , Mukaiyama , Kuraishi S, Shimizu M, Ikegami S, Futatsugi , Ogihara N, Hirabayashi H, Kato H

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Dec;8(6):768-776.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.6.768
STUDY DESIGN: Seventy-five patients who had been treated for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) were reviewed retrospectively. PURPOSE: Invasion into the paravertebral muscle can cause major problems after laminectomy for LSS. To...
Mid-Term Results of Computer-Assisted Cervical Pedicle Screw Fixation

Uehara M, Takahashi , Mukaiyama , Kuraishi S, Shimizu M, Ikegami S, Futatsugi , Ogihara N, Hashidate , Hirabayashi H, Kato H

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Dec;8(6):759-767.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.6.759
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. PURPOSE: The present study aimed to evaluate mid-term results of cervical pedicle screw (CPS) fixation for cervical instability. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: CPS fixation has widely used in...
Effect of Cryotherapy after Spine Surgery

Murata K, Yoshimoto , Takebayashi T, Ida K, Nakano K, Yamashita

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Dec;8(6):753-758.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.6.753
STUDY DESIGN: Historical controlled trial. PURPOSE: To clarify the usefulness of cryotherapy after spine surgery. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Cryotherapy has generally been performed subsequent to surgery on joints and in this application...
Kinematic Analysis of the Cervical Cord and Cervical Canal by Dynamic Neck Motion

Endo K, Suzuki H, Nishimura , Tanaka H, Shishido T, Yamamoto K

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Dec;8(6):747-752.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.6.747
STUDY DESIGN: Normal cervical sagittal length patterns were measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship of sagittal length patterns between the...
C1-C3 Lateral Mass Screw-Rod Fixation and Fusion for C2 Pathologies and Hangman's Fractures

Chowdhury , Haque MR

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2014 Dec;8(6):735-746.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2014.8.6.735
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical study. PURPOSE: We report our experience of eight patients treated with C1-C3 lateral mass rod-screw stabilization and fusion in the treatment of Hangman's fracture and other axis...

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