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Response to: Hypoglossal Nerve Unjury after Cervical Spine Surgery

Yasuda T, Togawa D, Hasegawa T, Yamato Y, Kobayashi , Arima H, Matsuyama

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Aug;9(4):660-660.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.4.660
No abstract available.
Hypoglossal Nerve Injury after Cervical Spine Surgery

Ozyurek S, Atik A

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Aug;9(4):658-659.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.4.658
No abstract available.
Low Back Pain: Current Surgical Approaches

Baliga S, Treon K, Craig NJ

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Aug;9(4):645-657.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.4.645
Low back pain (LBP) is a worldwide phenomenon. The UK studies place LBP as the largest single cause of absence from work; up to 80% of the population will experience...
Craniovertebral Junction Instability: A Review of Facts about Facets

Goel A

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Aug;9(4):636-644.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.4.636
Craniovertebral junction surgery involves an appropriate philosophical, biomechanical and anatomical understanding apart from high degree of technical skill and ability of controlling venous and arterial bleeding. The author presents his...
Compression Fractures in the Setting of Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis

Silva AM, Tan SS, Makaranda , Chen JL

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Aug;9(4):629-635.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.4.629
Compression fractures are the most common vertebral fractures. They involve the anterior column of the spine, and are considered stable fractures due to the presence of intact posterior ligaments that...
Post Pregnancy Severe Spinal Osteoporosis with Multiple Vertebral Fractures and Kyphoscoliosis in a Multigravida: A Rare Case with Management

Hadgaonkar S, Shah KC, Bhatt H, Shyam A, Sancheti P

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Aug;9(4):625-628.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.4.625
Osteoporosis associated with pregnancy and lactation is a less commonly known condition and often overlooked. The prevalence, exact aetiology and its pathogenesis are unknown. It is commonly seen in first...
Surgical Treatment for Atlanto-Occipital Subluxation due to Destructive Spondyloarthropathy in a Patient Undergoing Long-Term Hemodialysis

Wada K, Murata Y, Kato Y

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Aug;9(4):621-624.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.4.621
Destructive spondyloarthropathy (DSA) has been reported in patients undergoing long-term hemodialysis. Cervical spinal lesions, including those of the upper cervical spine, are reported to be some of the most common....
A Lethal Sequelae of Spinal Infection Complicating Surgery and Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer

Cheung JP, Mak KC, Tsang HH, Luk KD

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Aug;9(4):617-620.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.4.617
Patients who have undergone neck dissection and radiotherapy are at risk of cervical spine infections. Furthermore, previous radiotherapy and cervical spine infections can lead to fistula formation to the subarachnoid...
Anterior Herniation of Partially Calcified and Degenerated Cervical Disc Causing Dysphagia

Ozdol C, Turk CC, Yildirim A, Dalgic A

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Aug;9(4):612-616.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.4.612
We report a rare case of anterior cervical disc herniation associated with dysphagia. A 32-year-old man presented with complaints of dysphagia and concomitant pain in the right arm resistant to...
Circumferential Spinal Cord Decompression through a Single Posterior Approach with Microendoscopy for Thoracic and Thoracolumbar Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament

Seki S, Mine H, Kawaguchi , Makino H, Kimura T

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Aug;9(4):605-611.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.4.605
Thoracic and thoracolumbar ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) can be difficult to treat due to the anatomical position. The purpose of this study was to report the significance...
Giant Solitary Anterior Cervical Canal Neurofibroma: Case Report and Surgical Technique

Idowu OE, Atobatele , Soyemi SO

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Aug;9(4):600-604.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.4.600
Giant solitary anterior cervical canal neurofibroma (GSACCN) is rarely reported in the literature. When the large lesion is ventrally located to the spinal cord, an anterolateral approach may not be...
Combined Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery and Posterior Spinal Surgery for the Treatment of Dumbbell Tumor of the First Thoracic Nerve Root

Ohya J, Miyoshi K, Kitagawa T, Sato Y, Maehara T, Mikami Y

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Aug;9(4):595-599.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.4.595
Although several cases of a dumbbell tumor of thoracic nerve roots have been reported, reports on the surgical procedures for a dumbbell tumor of the first thoracic (T1) nerve root...
Interrater Reliability of the Postoperative Epidural Fibrosis Classification: A Histopathologic Study in the Rat Model

Sae-Jung S, Jirarattanaphochai K, Sumananont C, Wittayapairoj K, Sukhonthamarn K

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Aug;9(4):587-594.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.4.587
STUDY DESIGN: Agreement study. PURPOSE: To validate the interrater reliability of the histopathological classification of the post-laminectomy epidural fibrosis in an animal model. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Epidural fibrosis is a common cause...
Height Restoration after Balloon Kyphoplasty in Rheumatoid Patients with Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fracture

Suh SP, Kim CW, Jo YH, Kang CN

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Aug;9(4):581-586.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.4.581
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: This study was conducted to compare vertebral body height restoration rate in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who had undergone percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty (KP) with that of...
More than 6 Months of Teriparatide Treatment Was More Effective for Bone Union than Shorter Treatment Following Lumbar Posterolateral Fusion Surgery

Ohtori S, Orita S, Yamauchi K, Eguchi Y, Ochiai N, Kuniyoshi , Aoki Y, Nakamura J, Miyagi M, Suzuki M, Kubota G, Inage K, Sainoh T, Sato J, Shiga Y, Abe K, Fujimoto K, Kanamoto H, Inoue G, Takahashi

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Aug;9(4):573-580.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.4.573
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PURPOSE: To examine the most effective duration of teriparatide use for spinal fusion in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: We reported that daily subcutaneous injection...
Mini-Open Anterior Retroperitoneal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Oblique Lateral Interbody Fusion for Degenerated Lumbar Spinal Kyphoscoliosis

Ohtori S, Mannoji C, Orita S, Yamauchi K, Eguchi Y, Ochiai N, Kishida S, Kuniyoshi , Aoki Y, Nakamura J, Ishikawa T, Miyagi M, Kamoda H, Suzuki M, Kubota G, Sakuma Y, Oikawa Y, Inage K, Sainoh T, Sato J, Shiga Y, Abe K, Fujimoto K, Kanamoto H, Toyone T, Inoue G, Takahashi

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Aug;9(4):565-572.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.4.565
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case series. PURPOSE: To examine the clinical efficacy of mini-open anterior retroperitoneal lumbar interbody fusion: oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) for degenerated lumbar spinal kyphoscoliosis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: The...
A Retrospective Analysis of the Management of Postoperative Discitis: A Single Institutional Experience

Santhanam , Lakshmi K

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Aug;9(4):559-564.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.4.559
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to study the impact and outcome of conservative management and surgical intervention in cases of postoperative discitis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Postoperative...
The 15-Year Evolution of the Thoracoscopic Anterior Release: Does It Still Have a Role?

Arunakul R, Peterson A, Bartley CE, Cidambi KR, Varley ES, Newton PO

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Aug;9(4):553-558.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.4.553
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. PURPOSE: To determine how the indications for anterior thoracoscopic release and fusion have evolved over time. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Anterior release was commonly performed to correct severe spinal deformities...
Mini Open Foraminotomy for Cervical Radiculopathy: A Comparison of Large Tubular and TrimLine Retractors

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

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Aug;9(4):548-552.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.4.548
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. PURPOSE: A comparison of mini open foraminotomy (MOF) for cervical radiculopathy using either large tubular (LT) or TrimLine (TL) retractors. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Posterior foraminotomy relieves compression...
Normal Values of Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging Parameters in the Cervical Spinal Cord

Chagawa K, Nishijima , Kanchiku T, Imajo Y, Suzuki H, Yoshida Y, Taguchi T

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Aug;9(4):541-547.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.4.541
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. PURPOSE: We evaluated the usefulness of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in diagnosing patients with cervical myelopathy by determining the accuracy of normal DTI parameter values. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE:...

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