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Response to: Computed Tomography-Guided Biopsy for Potts Disease: An Institutional Experience from an Endemic Developing Country

Waqas M, Najmuddin , Alvi MA, Bari ME

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Feb;10(1):197-197.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.1.197
No abstract available.
Letter to the Editor: Computed Tomography-Guided Biopsy for Potts Disease: An Institutional Experience from an Endemic Developing Country

Bangalore Kantharajanna S, Mahajan R

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Feb;10(1):196-196.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.1.196
No abstract available.
Osteotomies in the Cervical Spine

Nemani VM, Derman PB, Kim HJ

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Feb;10(1):184-195.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.1.184
Rigid cervical deformities are difficult problems to treat. The goals of surgical treatment include deformity correction, achieving a rigid fusion, and performing a thorough neural decompression. In stiff and ankylosed...
Postoperative Spine Infections

Pawar AY, Biswas SK

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Feb;10(1):176-183.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.1.176
Postoperative spinal wound infection increases the morbidity of the patient and the cost of healthcare. Despite the development of prophylactic antibiotics and advances in surgical technique and postoperative care, wound...
Congenital Absence of Posterior Elements of C2 Vertebra with Atlanto-Axial Dislocation and Basilar Invagination: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Srivastava SK, Nemade PS, Aggarwal R, Bhoale SK

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Feb;10(1):170-175.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.1.170
Developmental anomalies of the axis are commonly encountered, especially anomalies involving the odontoid process. Anomalies of the posterior elements are uncommon. We describe a unique case of agenesis of posterior...
Diagnosis of Lumbar Foraminal Stenosis using Diffusion Tensor Imaging

Eguchi Y, Ohtori S, Suzuki M, Oikawa Y, Yamanaka H, Tamai H, Kobayashi , Orita S, Yamauchi K, Suzuki M, Aoki Y, Watanabe A, Kanamoto H, Takahashi

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Feb;10(1):164-169.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.1.164
Diagnosis of lumbar foraminal stenosis remains difficult. Here, we report on a case in which bilateral lumbar foraminal stenosis was difficult to diagnose, and in which diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)...
Navigated Pin-Point Approach to Osteoid Osteoma Adjacent to the Facet Joint of Spine

Mori K, Neo M, Takemoto M, Nishizawa , Imai S

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Feb;10(1):158-163.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.1.158
Osteoid osteoma (OO) is a benign osteoblastic tumor. Its curative treatment is complete removal of the nidus, where intraoperative localization of the nidus governs clinical results. However, treatment can be...
Total Excision of a Giant Ventral Midline Cervical Spinal Intradural Schwannoma via Posterior Approach

Das JM, Peethambaran A

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Feb;10(1):153-157.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.1.153
Schwannomas are the most common intradural extramedullary tumors of the spine. They usually occupy a posterolateral or lateral position in relation to the cord. The ventral midline is a very...
Comparison of Clinical and Radiological Results of Posterolateral Fusion and Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion in the Treatment of L4 Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis

Kuraishi S, Takahashi , Mukaiyama , Shimizu M, Ikegami S, Futatsugi , Hirabayashi H, Ogihara N, Hashidate , Tateiwa Y, Kinoshita , Kato H

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Feb;10(1):143-152.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.1.143
STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter analysis of two groups of patients surgically treated for degenerative L4 unstable spondylolisthesis. PURPOSE: To compare the clinical and radiographic outcomes of posterolateral fusion (PLF) and posterior lumbar...
Decision-Making Process in Patients with Thoracolumbar and Lumbar Burst Fractures with Thoracolumbar Injury Severity and Classification Score Less than Four

Azhari S, Azimi P, Shahzadi S, Mohammadi , Khayat Kashani HR

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Feb;10(1):136-142.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.1.136
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional. PURPOSE: To develop a strategy to determine a sound method for decision-making based on postoperative clinical outcome satisfaction. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: The ideal management of thoracolumbar and lumbar burst...
Recurrent Spinal Giant Cell Tumors: A Study of Risk Factors and Recurrence Patterns

Patil S, Shah KC, Bhojraj SY, Nene AM

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Feb;10(1):129-135.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.1.129
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: To highlight risk factors, recurrence patterns and multimodal treatment in management of recurrent giant cell tumors (GCTs). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: GCTs of the spine are rare and...
New Radiographic Index for Occipito-Cervical Instability

Park MS, Moon SH, Kim TH, Oh JK, Nam JH, Jung JK, Riew KD

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Feb;10(1):123-128.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.1.123
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: To propose a new radiographic index for occipito-cervical instability. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Symptomatic atlanto-occipital instability requires the fusion of the atlanto-occipital joint. However, measurements of occipito-cervical translation...
Percutaneous Transpedicular Fixation: Technical tips and Pitfalls of Sextant and Pathfinder Systems

Mohi Eldin MM, Hassan AS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Feb;10(1):111-122.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.1.111
STUDY DESIGN: The efficacy of the operative techniques, possible benefits as well as pitfalls and limitations of the techniques are discussed. Potential drawbacks are also detected. PURPOSE: This study aims to...
Minimally Invasive Spinal Stabilization Using Fluoroscopic-Guided Percutaneous Screws as a Form of Palliative Surgery in Patients with Spinal Metastasis

Kwan MK, Lee CK, Chan CY

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Feb;10(1):99-110.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.1.99
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PURPOSE: To report the outcome of 50 patients with spinal metastases treated with minimally invasive stabilization (MISt) using fluoroscopic guided percutaneous pedicle screws with/without minimally invasive...
Comparison of Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion in Monosegmental Vacuum Phenomenon within an Intervertebral Disc

An KC, Kong GM, Park DH, Baik JM, Youn JH, Lee WS

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Feb;10(1):93-98.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.1.93
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. PURPOSE: To compare the clinical and radiological outcomes of posterolateral lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) and posterolateral lumbar fusion (PLF) in monosegmental vacuum phenomenon within an intervertebral disc. OVERVIEW OF...
Efficacy of Titanium Mesh Cages for Anterior Column Reconstruction after Thoracolumbar Corpectomy

Abdeen K

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Feb;10(1):85-92.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.1.85
STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective study was conducted to determine the safety and efficacy of titanium cage reconstruction and anterior plating after thoracolumbar corpectomy. PURPOSE: To study the clinical and radiological outcome...
Decompression without Fusion for Low-Grade Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

Cheung JP, Cheung PW, Cheung KM, Luk KD

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Feb;10(1):75-84.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.1.75
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective series. PURPOSE: Assess results of decompression-only surgery for low-grade degenerative spondylolisthesis with consideration of instability. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: There is no consensus on whether fusion or decompression-only surgery leads...
Reliable Magnetic Resonance Imaging Based Grading System for Cervical Intervertebral Disc Degeneration

Jacobs LJ, Chen AF, Kang JD, Lee JY

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Feb;10(1):70-74.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.1.70
STUDY DESIGN: Observational. PURPOSE: To develop a simple and comprehensive grading system for cervical discs that precisely, consistently and meaningfully presents radiologic and morphologic data. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: The Thompson grading system...
Sensitivity of Pyramidal Signs in Patients with Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy


  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Feb;10(1):65-69.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.1.65
STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective study. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to study the relationship between prevalence of pyramidal signs and the severity of cervical myelopathy. The study...
Comparison with Magnetic Resonance Three-Dimensional Sequence for Lumbar Nerve Root with Intervertebral Foramen

Takashima , Takebayashi T, Shishido H, Yoshimoto , Imamura R, Akatsuka Y, Terashima , Fujiwara H, Nagae M, Kubo T, Yamashita

  • Asian Spine J.
  • 2016 Feb;10(1):59-64.
  • doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.1.59
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study based on magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the lumbar spinal root of the intervertebral foramen. PURPOSE: This study was to compare MR three-dimensional (3D) sequences for the...

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