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Author Response: Isolated Spontaneous Primary Tubercular Erector Spinae Abscess: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Garg B, Pannu CD, Poudel RR, Morey V

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Oct;9(5):831-832.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.5.831
No abstract available.
Erector Spinae Tubercular Abscess

Ozyurek S, Atik A, Kose O

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Oct;9(5):829-830.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.5.829
No abstract available.
Lumbar Stenosis: A Recent Update by Review of Literature

Lee SY, Kim TH, Oh JK, Lee SJ, Park MS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Oct;9(5):818-828.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.5.818
Degeneration of the intervertebral disc results in initial relative instability, hypermobility, and hypertrophy of the facet joints, particularly at the superior articular process. This finally leads to a reduction of...
Adjacent Segment Pathology after Lumbar Spinal Fusion

Lee JC, Choi SW

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Oct;9(5):807-817.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.5.807
One of the major clinical issues encountered after lumbar spinal fusion is the development of adjacent segment pathology (ASP) caused by increased mechanical stress at adjacent segments, and resulting in...
Iatrogenic Lumbar Vertebral Fracture during Osteosynthesis for a Trochanteric Fracture of the Femur in Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis

Sasagawa T, Murakami H, Maruhashi , Segawa T, Yamamoto D, Shimizu S, Morita Y, Nakamura T

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Oct;9(5):803-806.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.5.803
Vertebral fractures occur with only slight trauma in patients with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). However, a lumbar vertebra fracture, due to an intraoperative body position has not been previously...
Lumbar Cryptococcal Osteomyelitis Mimicking Metastatic Tumor

Joo HS, Ha JK, Hwang CJ, Lee DH, Lee CS, Cho JH

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Oct;9(5):798-802.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.5.798
Cryptococcus is an encapsulated, yeast-like fungus that rarely causes infection in immunocompetent patients. We present the case report of a 66-year-old female patient with a history of rectal cancer with...
Severe Spinal Injury in Hirayama Disease

Quarracino C, Aguirre F, Rugilo CA, Negri LD, Villa AM

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Oct;9(5):794-797.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.5.794
Hirayama disease is a rare neurological disorder characterized by an insidious progressive subacute unilateral or bilateral weakness of the hands and forearm muscles leading to a painless amyotrophy. The disease...
Simultaneous Use of Both Bilateral Intralaminar and Pedicle Screws for C2 Stabilization

Tarukado K, Tono O, Doi T

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Oct;9(5):789-793.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.5.789
Four patients underwent stabilization surgery using both bilateral C2 pedicle screw (PS) and intralaminar screw (LS). Neural and vascular injury resulting from incorrect screw placement was assessed using computed tomography...
Bilateral Pedicle and Crossed Translaminar Screws in C2

Mendelsohn D, Dea N, Lee R, Boyd MC

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Oct;9(5):783-788.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.5.783
Multiple techniques exist for the fixation of C2, including axial pedicle screws and bilateral translaminar screws. We describe a novel method of incorporating both the translaminar and pedicle screws within...
Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Differentiating Spondylitis from Vertebral Metastasis

Yueniwati , Widhiasi D

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Oct;9(5):776-782.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.5.776
STUDY DESIGN: Observational analytic design with a cross-sectional approach. PURPOSE: To analyze the suitability of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in distinguishing radiology images with a corresponding delineation of spondylitis and vertebral...
Relative Contribution of Upper and Lower Lumbar Spinal Segments to Flexion/Extension: Comparison between Normal Spines and Spines with Disc Disease in Asian Patients

Bali T, Kumar MN

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Oct;9(5):770-775.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.5.770
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PURPOSE: To evaluate the contribution of upper and lower lumbar segments to flexion and extension of the lumbar spine in normal and diseased spines. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE:...
The Effect of Standing and Different Sitting Positions on Lumbar Lordosis: Radiographic Study of 30 Healthy Volunteers

Cho IY, Park SY, Park JH, Kim TK, Jung TW, Lee HM

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Oct;9(5):762-769.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.5.762
STUDY DESIGN: Radiographic review of healthy volunteers. PURPOSE: To determine the ideal sitting positions by measuring changes in lumbar lordosis (LL) and pelvic parameters (PPs) in various positions. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Prolonged...
The Use of T1 Sagittal Angle in Predicting Cervical Disc Degeneration

Yang BS, Lee SK, Song KS, Yoon SP, Jang G, Lee CC, Moon SH, Lee HM, Lee SH

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Oct;9(5):757-761.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.5.757
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective evaluation. PURPOSE: To analyze the effect of T1 slope on degree of degeneration in patients with cervical disc degeneration. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: The T1 slope is well known parameter...
Evaluation of Traumatic Spine by Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Correlation with Neurological Recovery

Magu S, Singh D, Yadav RK, Bala M

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Oct;9(5):748-756.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.5.748
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. PURPOSE: To compare magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings with clinical profile and neurological status of the patient and to correlate the MRI findings with neurological recovery of...
Evaluation of the Behavior of Spinal Deformities in Tuberculosis of the Spine in Adults

Singh R, Magu NK

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Oct;9(5):741-747.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.5.741
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective clinical study. PURPOSE: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the behavior of spinal deformities in tuberculosis (TB) of the spine during the initial 2...
Frequency of Vertebral Endplate Modic Changes in Patients with Unstable Lumbar Spine and Its Effect on Surgical Outcome

Ghodsi SM, Rouhani R, Abdollahzade S, Khadivi M, Faghih Jouibari M

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Oct;9(5):737-740.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.5.737
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PURPOSE: In this study, we investigated the frequency of vertebral endplate Modic changes (MCs) and their effects on surgical outcomes in patients with unstable lumbar spines. OVERVIEW...
Recurrent Lumbar Disc Herniation: Results of Revision Surgery and Assessment of Factors that May Affect the Outcome. A Non-Concurrent Prospective Study

Ibrahim M, Arockiaraj J, Amritanand R, Venkatesh , David KS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Oct;9(5):728-736.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.5.728
STUDY DESIGN: Non-concurrent prospective study. PURPOSE: To determine the functional outcome after open 'fragment' discectomy for recurrent lumbar disc herniation, and to analyze the factors that may affect the outcome. OVERVIEW OF...
Foramen Magnum Decompression and Duraplasty is Superior to Only Foramen Magnum Decompression in Chiari Malformation Type 1 Associated with Syringomyelia in Adults

Gurbuz MS, Berkman MZ, Unal E, Akpinar E, Gok S, Orakdogen , Aydin S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Oct;9(5):721-727.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.5.721
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. PURPOSE: To compare surgical results of foramen magnum decompression with and without duraplasty in Chiari malformation type 1 (CM-1) associated syringomyelia (SM). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: The optimal...
Clinical and Radiological Results of Microsurgical Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Decompression without Posterior Instrumentation for Lateral Recess Stenosis

Demirayak , Sisman L, Turkmen F, Efe D, Pekince O, Goncu RG, Sever C

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Oct;9(5):713-720.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.5.713
STUDY DESIGN: A single-center, retrospective patient review of clinical and radiological outcomes of microsurgical posterior lumbar interbody fusion and decompression, without posterior instrumentation, for the treatment of lateral recess stenosis. PURPOSE:...
Prognostic Factors of Surgical Outcome after Spinous Process-Splitting Laminectomy for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Maruo K, Tachibana , Inoue S, Arizumi F, Yoshiya S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2015 Oct;9(5):705-712.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.5.705
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective case review. PURPOSE: To assess the clinical and radiographic outcomes and identify the predictive factors associated with poor clinical outcomes after lumbar spinous process-splitting laminectomy (LSPSL) for...

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