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One-Step Ventro-Posterior Fusion via Transpedicular Approach for L1 Burst Fracture by Use of Expandable Cage

Choi ES, Kim TS

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):231-234.
Accepted methods of treatment of lumbar burst fractures include conservative therapy, posterior reduction and instrumentation, and anterior decompression and instrumentation. Surgery aims at the correction of the kyphotic deformity and...
Delayed Spinal Cord Injury Following Low Voltage Electrical Accident

Lee CJ, Oh SH, Rhim JK, Noh JS, Chung BS

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):228-230.
Although the prediction of a delayed spinal cord injury after a low voltage electrical accident is difficult, we present a young paraplegic man who had delayed spinal cord injury after...
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Diagnosed by Carpal Tunnel Pressure Measurement

Ahn SY, Chung YS, Lee SH, Son YJ, Yang HJ

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):225-227.
Carpal tunnel syndrome(CTS), the most common compressive neuropathy, is usually diagnosed by clinical features and nerve conduction test(NCS). However, NCS might show no abnormal finding. Ultrasonography(USG), known as helpful adjunctive...
Combined en Bloc Spondylectomy and Chest Wall Resection for Malignant Tumors Invading Spinal Column and Chest Wall

Roh TH, Kim KN, Yoon DH, Ha Y, Yi S

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):221-224.
We performed combined spondylectomy for 2 patients of malignant tumors invading spinal column and chest wall. For one patient with Pancoast tumor, anterolateral thoracotomy, apical lobectomy, chest wall resection, and...
Symptomatic Spinal Epidural Lipomatosis Induced by Repeated Epidural Steroid Injections

Kim HS, Han IH, Lee JH, Choi BK

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):218-220.
We present a very rare case of symptomatic spinal epidural lipomatosis(SEL) induced by repeated epidural steroid injections. A 59-year-old woman presented with severe neurogenic claudication and bilateral radiating leg pain...
Giant Invasive Intraosseous Schwannoma in Lumbar Spine

Park SC, Yoo H, Shin SH, Lee SH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):214-217.
A rare case of giant invasive intraosseous schwannoma in lumbar vertebra with no neurologic deficit is reported. This tumor had vertebral body, left paravertebral tissue and lamina invasion and thus...
Intradural Mature Teratoma in the Lumbar Spine found in Adult

Jeong SJ, Youm JY, Choi SW, Kim SH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):211-213.
Intradural spinal teratoma is a very rare entity, more prevalent in childhood, and may be associated with dysraphic defects. Moreover, mature teratoma in adult is extremely rare. The authors report...
Delayed Neurological Deficit in a Patient with a Compression Fracture of the Thoracic Spine: Coexistence of Ankylosing Spondylitis and Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis

Jung JR, Yoon SW, Jun JK, Park SB

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):207-210.
Ankylosing spondylitis(AS) and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis(DISH) increase the risk of spinal fracture after minor trauma in an ankylosed spine. There are few reports on a spinal fracture in people...
The Expansion of Cervical Synovial Cyst after Trauma : A Case Report and Literature Review

Jo KW, Kim SD, Park IS, Baik MW

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):205-206.
We report a rare case that showed aggravation of neurological symptoms due to expansion of the synovial cyst at C7/T1 after several month of trauma and present the consideration of...
Two Cases of Monosegmental Pedicle Screw Fixation for Thoraco-lumbar Fracture(Three-column Injury), and a Review of the Literature

Lee JH, Park CW, Yoo CJ, Lee SG, Kim WK

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):201-204.
The management of thoraco-lumbar fractures remains controversial. Different authors have advocated immobilization, external bracing or internal fixation by either anterior or posterior approaches. To stabilize the fracture and avoid an...
Cervical Spinal Metastasis of Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Park JS, Park YM

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):197-200.
Merkel cell carcinoma is a skin disease that rarely involves the spine. The common presentation of spinal involvement is quite confusing and may be easily misdiagnosed. However, once it spreads,...
A Case of an Epidural Extension of Vertebral Hemangioma Treated by Intraoperative Vertebroplasty and Laminectomy

Lee SE, Moon KY, Jahng TA, Chung CK, Kim HJ

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):192-196.
Vertebral hemangioma is relatively common, but rarely extends into the epidural space and causes neurological deficits. This case report describes a 69-year-old woman with vertebral hemangioma extending into the epidural...
Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Hydrodiscectomy: Preliminary Report

Han HJ, Kim WK, Park CK, Oh SH, Lee DG, Doh ES

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):187-191.
OBJECTIVE: The standard of care for surgical treatment of degenerative disc disease(DDD) is open microdiscectomy, but various minimally invasive procedures have been introduced to treat DDD. For example, there are...
Is a Revised Tokuhashi Scoring System Useful in Preoperative Evaluation of Metastatic Spinal Tumor Prognosis?

Jeon SU, Kang DH, Park KB, Lee CH, Hwang SH, Park IS

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):181-186.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the consistency between revised prognostic score derived from the Tokuhashi scoring system(TSS) and the actual patient survival period after surgical treatment...
Clinical and Radiological Outcome of an Interspinous Dynamic Stabilization System in Degenerative Lumbar Disease:24 Cases with Over 24 Months of Follow-up

Roh TH, Kim KN, Yoon DH, Ha Y, Yi S, Chin DK, Kwon YM

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):175-180.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to analyze the clinical and radiological outcomes of dynamic stabilization with DIAM implants. METHODS: We evaluated 24 cases in which lumbar decompressive surgery was...
Long Term Clinical and Radiographic Results of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis with Grade I Degenerative Spondylolisthesis after Microsurgical Bilateral Decompression via Unilateral Laminotomy

Chung JC, Jung SS, Park KS, Kim SM, Park MS, Ha HG

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):169-174.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess long-term clinical outcomes and radiographic changes in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis with grade I degenerative spondylolisthesis who underwent microsurgical bilateral...
Clinical Usefulness of Disc Degeneration and Facet Joint Degeneration as an Indicator of Judgment for Lumbar Segmental Instability

Lee HB, Yoo CJ, Park CW, Lee SG, Kim WK

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):163-168.
OBJECTIVE: Treatment for symptomatic lumbar stenosis is usually surgical decompression and additional global fusion is recommended for patients with segmental instability. The aim of this article is to evaluate that...
Comparison between Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion in Lumbar Degenerative Disease Patients

Choi HJ, Cha JH, Kim JH, Cho CW, Kim DJ

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):156-162.
OBJECTIVE: Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion(mini-TLIF) is an increasingly popular method because of several advantages, including rapid patient recovery, less postoperative pain, and minimized iatrogenic injury of soft tissue...
Preliminary Report on Usefulness of Adjacent Interspinous Stabilization using Interspinous Spacer Combined with Posterior Lumbosacral Spinal Fusion in Degenerative Lumbar Disease

Kim DC, Choe WJ, Jang SK

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):149-155.
OBJECTIVE: Posterior lumbar or lumbosacral spinal fusion in degenerative lumbar disease has the problems of adjacent level disease as well as surgical complications. An interspinous device used for dynamic stabilization...
One Level Lumbar Posterolateral Fusion with Autologous Local Bone Chips

Park KS, Sung JK, Park JW

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2009 Sep;6(3):144-148.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of the local bone graft from laminectomy and facetectomy in one level lumbar posterolateral arthrodesis. METHODS: Sixty six patients who...

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