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Spontaneous Cervical Spondylodiscitis and Epidural Abscess Caused by Klebsiella Pneumonia-single Stage Operation with Decompressive Corpectomy and Autologous Bone Fusion

Kim MS, Cho DC, Sung JK

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):237-240.
We present a very rare case of spontaneous cervical spondylodiscitis and epidural abscess caused by Klebsiella pneumonia. A 45-year-old man presented with severe posterior neck pain radiating down both arms...
Aneurysmal Bone Cyst Arising from Iliac Bone Mimicking Liposarcoma

Choe JG, Kim SH, Eoh W

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):234-236.
Aneurysmal bone cysts (ABCs) are benign, non-neoplastic, expansile lesions. We present a case of a male patient aged 46 presented with 4-month history of left hip and low back pain...
Granulocytic Sarcoma Presenting as Epidural Mass in Lumbosacral Spine: A Case Report

Kwon JW, Kim KJ, Chung SK, Kim HJ

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):230-233.
Granulocytic sarcoma, as known as chloroma, is a localized solid tumor consisting of immature myeloid cells. It is a infrequent extramedullary manifestation of acute or chronic leukemias and can often...
Utilization of Three-dimensional Reconstruction Computed Tomography as a Diagnostic Tool for Adult Unilateral Primary Cervical Spondylolysis: Report of Two Cases

Rhee SJ, Ha SI, Kim MS, Lee SJ

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):225-229.
Primary spontaneous cervical spondylolysis is a rare anomaly, and is often diagnosed as a traumatic lesion such as a fracture or a locked facet; alternatively, it may be overlooked. A...
Intramedullary Epidermoid Cyst in Thoracolumbar Junctiont: A Case Report

Lee JH, Shin JJ, Hwang YS, Kim TH, Shin HS, Park SK

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):219-224.
Intramedullary epidermoid cysts of the spinal cord are a rare disease. Around the world, there are few reported cases that involve the true intramedullary location. In this paper, we report...
A Lumbar Disc Herniation Misdiagnosed as A Neurofibromatosis Type I: A Case Report

Oh CH, Park HC, Park CO, Yoon SH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):215-218.
We describe a rare case of an extradural disc herniation mimicking an extradural spinal tumor radiologically. It is often quite difficult to differentiate a sequestered disc from an extradural tumor...
Rapid Recurrence of Spinal Idiopathic Hypertrophic Pachymeningitis: A Case Report

Choi HJ, Yoon DH, Lee DY, Ahn PG, Yang MS, Yi S, Ha Y, Kim KN, Kim SH, Shin DA

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):211-214.
Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis is a rare inflammatory disorder of the dura mater. Spinal involvement is extremely rare and there are few case reports. We present a 36 year-old female of...
Dysphagia Caused by Anterior Cervical Osteophytes: Different Surgical Outcomes in Three Cases

Park EK, Kang SH, Rhim SC, Roh SW, Jeon SR

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):207-210.
Dysphagia is a common symptom in elderly individuals, and anterior cervical osteophytes have been implicated as a rare, but surgically correctible cause of dysphagia. In previous studies, surgical treatment of...
Clinical Results of Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion with Prefilled Cage in Patient with Traumatic Cervical Injury

Lim JJ, Kim H, Kang SW, Kim SH, Cho KH, Kim SH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):203-206.
OBJECTIVES: This study is designed to evaluate the fusion rate of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) using prefilled cage, and clinical features in patients with traumatic cervical injury. METHODS: Sixteen...
Technical Strategies and Surgical Results of C1 Lateral Mass-C2 Pedicular Screw Fixation in Atlantoaxial Disorders

Choi HJ, Kim KS, Park KS, Han IH, Chin DK, Jin BH, Cho YE

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):196-202.
OBJECTIVE: There are various posterior fusion techniques in managing C1-2 instability. The aim of this study is to evaluate surgical techniques and clinical results including complications of the C1 lateral...
Endoscope-Assisted Pedicle Screw Fixation using the Pedicle Guidance System

Kwon JW, Jahng TA, Chung CK, Kim HJ, Kim DH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):190-195.
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to present the newly developed pedicle guidance system for minimally invasive pedicle screw fixation under endoscopic visualization and to evaluate the feasibility, safety,...
Pyogenic Spondyliodiscitis with Negative Culture Result: A Comparative Study of Clinical Course Versus Positive Culture Result

Lee JH, Song GS, Son DW, Choi BK

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):184-189.
OBJECTIVE: This study is performed to compare the clinical courses (feature, treatment and outcomes) in patients with negative versus positive culture result in pyogenic spondylodiscitis. METHODS: From January 2001 to December...
The Post-operative Outcomes of Spinal Epidural and Subdural Hematoma Patients Without Spinal Fracture

Kim HJ, Park JK, Cho KS, Jang DK, Yoo DS, Huh PW, Kim DS, Park CK

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):178-183.
OBJECTIVE: Spinal epidural hematoma (SEDH) and spinal subdural hematoma (SSDH) are rare diseases and they may have various causes such as trauma, lumbar puncture, anticoagulant therapy, tumor, blood dyscrasia and...
The Effect of Early Percutaneous Vertebroplasty in Occult Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture

Song JC, Bak KH, Cho DC, Hong HJ, Kim JM, Kim CH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):173-177.
OBJECTIVE: Recently, the definition of occult osteoporotic vertebral fracture has been established, and its clinical significance has come to our interest. We report the effect of early percutaneous vertebroplasty in...
The Clinical Evaluation of Calcium Phosphate Cement Compared with Polymethylmethacrylate for Kyphoplasty

Baek IH, Ha Y, Ahn PG, Yi S, Shin HC, Yoon DH, Kim KN

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):167-172.
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the clinical outcome of kyphoplasty using calcium phosphate (CaP) for vertebral augmentation compared with polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). We conducted a retrospective study to determine whether patients with osteoporotic...
Surgical Treatment of Degenerative Lumbar Spine Disease in Geriatric Patients Over 70 Years Old: A Review of Two Decades

Wee SB, Jung SS, Park KS, Kuh SU

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):161-166.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the transition of lumbar spinal treatments for geriatric patients over 70 years old over two decades. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed 730 patients...
A Study on Accuracy and Safety of Thoracic Pedicle Screw Fixation

Kim MS, Sung JK

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):155-160.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the accuracy and safety of pedicle screws in the treatment of thoracic spine disease. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients who had undergone thoracic pedicle...
Efficacy of Titanium Mesh Cage for Anterior Spinal Reconstruction after Thoracolumbar Corpectomy

Choi JE, Lee JK, Moon SJ, Kim SH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):148-154.
OBJECTIVE: Destructions of vertebral body due to various etiologies including acute fracture, tumor, post-traumatic deformity and infection lead to progressive destruction of vertebral body, kyphotic deformities and further neurological deficits....
A Comparison of Clinical and Radiological Outcome Between Two-Level Discectomy and One-Level Corpectomy for Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease

Lee DH, Cho DC, Sung JK

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):142-147.
OBJECTIVE: The clinical and radiographic success of a two-level discectomy and autologous iliac bone fusion with anterior cervical plate fixation (ACDFP) was compared with that of a one-level corpectomy and...
Follow-up Comparison Study of Single-level Posterior Dynamic Stabilization in Lumbar Degenerative Disease 'Interspinous U'vs. 'DIAM'

Yoon SM, Lee SG, Kim EY, Kim WK

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2008 Sep;5(3):136-141.
OBJECTIVES: Although successful fusion rates have approached almost 100%, fusion may increase the biomechanical stresses imposed on the adjacent segments leading to transitional disease. These issues have leg some investigators...

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