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Unusual Fatal Infections after Anterior Cervical Spine Surgeries

Hur JW, Lee JB, Kim JH, Kim SH, Cho TH, Suh JK, Park YK

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2012 Sep;9(3):304-308.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2012.9.3.304
We report two cases of cervical spinal epidural abscess (SEA), which are related to anterior cervical surgeries. The first case reveals a late postoperative infection without any predisposing factor. The...
Screw loosening and Migration after Dynesys Implantation

Cho MJ, Chung CK, Kim CH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2012 Sep;9(3):300-303.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2012.9.3.300
Due to the problems associated with rigid fixation, the concept of dynamic stabilization was introduced. Dynesys is one of the pedicle screw-based dynamic stabilization systems. In spite of the dynamic...
Spontaneous Cervical Epidural Hematoma Causing Brown-Sequard Syndrome

Yoon BH, Park KS, Jung SS, Park MS, Kim SM, Chung SY, Chung JC, Kim HK

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2012 Sep;9(3):297-299.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2012.9.3.297
Spontaneous cervical epidural hematoma (SCEH) is a rare clinical entity and has a varied etiology. Urgent surgical decompression should be done to prevent serious permanent neurologic deficits. We describe a...
Intradural Extramedullary Metastasis of Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Case Report

Lee CH, Kim KJ, Hyun SJ, Jahng TA, Kim HJ

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2012 Sep;9(3):293-296.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2012.9.3.293
A 60-year-old man presented with para-anesthesia and a tingling sensation in the saddle area. Intradural extramedullary (IDEM) tumors in conus medullaris were observed by radiologic studies. The patient underwent laminoplastic...
Delayed Pharyngeal Extrusion of an Anterior Odontoid Screw

Lee EJ, Jang JW, Choi SH, Rhim SC

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2012 Sep;9(3):289-292.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2012.9.3.289
A 27-year-old woman with a type II odontoid fracture was treated by anterior odontoid screw fixation. Radiographic union at the fracture site was obtained 3 months after surgery. Nearly 3...
Delayed Onset of Spinal Subdural Hematoma after Vertebroplasty for Compression Fracture: A Case Report

Lee KD, Sim HB, Lyo IU, Kwon SC, Park JB

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2012 Sep;9(3):285-288.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2012.9.3.285
Vertebroplasty (VP) is a well-known therapeutic modality used to treat pain associated with vertebral compression fractures. Major complications such as cord or root compression, epidural and subdural hematomas (SDH) and...
Sudden Onset of Cauda Equina Syndrome Resulting from Posterior Migration of Lumbar Herniated Disc Without Significant Previous Neurological Signs

Ju JH, Kim HW, Jung CK, Ha HG

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2012 Sep;9(3):281-284.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2012.9.3.281
While extruded disc fragments are known to migrate anteriorly, posteriorly, or laterally to the theca sac, posterior migration of the fragments is relatively rare and sudden onset of cauda equina...
Bilateral Locked Facets at Lower Lumbar Spine Without Facet Fracture: A Case Report

Im SH, Lee KY, Bong HJ, Park YS, Kim JT

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2012 Sep;9(3):278-280.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2012.9.3.278
Bilateral locked facets at L4-5 without facet fracture is a rarely known disease. We present a case of a 37-year-old male patient diagnosed as traumatic L4-5 bilateral facets dislocation without...
Granular Cell Tumor of Brachial Plexus Mimicking Nerve Sheath Tumor: A Case Report

Kim YI, Lee CK, Cho KH, Kim SH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2012 Sep;9(3):275-277.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2012.9.3.275
Primary tumors of the brachial plexus region are rare and granular cell tumors arising from the brachial plexus region is an extremely rare disease. We present a case of granular...
Primary Spinal Cord Astrocytoma Presenting as Intracranial Hypertension: A Case Report

Lim S, Lee SJ, Rhim SC

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2012 Sep;9(3):272-274.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2012.9.3.272
Increased intracranial pressure (IICP) is rarely seen in association with primary spinal tumors. We describe a 58-year-old man who was diagnosed with a primary spinal cord astrocytoma, who first presented...
Recurrent Spinal Meningioma: A Case Report

Choi HJ, Paeng SH, Kim ST, Jung YT

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2012 Sep;9(3):269-271.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2012.9.3.269
Meningiomas are the second most common intradural spinal tumors accounting for 25% of all spinal tumors. Being a slow growing and invariably benign tumor, it responds favorably to surgical excision....
Primary Malignant Lymphoma in a Spinal Cord Presenting as an Epidural Mass with Myelopathy: A Case Report

Cho JH, Cho DC, Sung JK, Kim KT

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2012 Sep;9(3):265-268.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2012.9.3.265
We report the case of a 47-year-old man who presented with progressive paraparesis and sphincter changes over 2 weeks. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a spinal epidural mass from T9 to...
The Complete Surgical Resection Without the Radiotherapy for a Recurred Anaplastic Ependymoma at the Cervicomedullary Junction

Lee CS, Lee CK, Jo KH, Kim SH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2012 Sep;9(3):261-264.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2012.9.3.261
The intramedullary anaplastic ependymoma rarely occurs in the cervicomedullary junction. A 45-year-old woman had a history of right arm pain for several months. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the cervical...
Spontaneous Resolution of Non-traumatic Cervical Spinal Subdural Hematoma Presenting Acute Hemiparesis: A Case Report

Park YJ, Kim SW, Ju CI, Wang HS

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2012 Sep;9(3):257-260.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2012.9.3.257
Spontaneous cervical SDH with no underlying pathology is a very unusual condition. To the best of the authors' knowledge, only two cases have been previously reported. A 48-year-old female patient...
Regrowing Synovial Chondromatosis in a Cervical Facet Joint with Radiculopathy

Han JS, Lee SH, Kim ES, Eoh W

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2012 Sep;9(3):253-256.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2012.9.3.253
Synovial chondromatosis (SC) in the spine is rare. There are few reports of associated cervical radiculopathy and there has not been a case reported of regrowing cervical SC. Here we...
Intradural Extramedullary Ependymoma with Spinal Root Attachment: A Case Report

Ha SM, Shin DA

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2012 Sep;9(3):250-252.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2012.9.3.250
A 36-year-old female patient presented with shoulder pain experienced over a period of one year and progressive weakness in both legs for one month. A magnetic resonance imaging scan revealed...
Patterns of Epidural Venous Varicosity in Lumbar Stenosis

Ju JH, Ha HG, Jung CK, Kim HW, Lee CY, Kim JH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2012 Sep;9(3):244-249.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2012.9.3.244
OBJECTIVE: Epidural venous varicosity (congestion of the epidural vein) is rarely introduced as an influential factor of clinical symptoms. However, there are several studies suggesting that epidural venous varicosity results...
Comparative Clinical Results of Vertebroplasty Using Jamshidi(R) Needle and Bone Void Filler for Acute Vertebral Compression Fractures

Jeon SI, Choe IS, Kwon YS, Seo DH, Lee KC, Park SC

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2012 Sep;9(3):239-243.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2012.9.3.239
OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) is an effective treatment modality for management of osteoporotic compression fracture. However physicians sometimes have problems of high pressure in cement delivery and cement leakage when...
Surgical Results after Unilateral Laminectomy for the Removal of Spinal Cord Tumors

Lee JH, Jang JW, Kim SH, Moon HS, Lee JK, Kim SH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2012 Sep;9(3):232-238.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2012.9.3.232
OBJECTIVE: To reduce the risk of postoperative spinal instability or deformity, unilateral laminectomy (UL) has been recommended to remove spinal space-occupying lesions. The purpose of this study was to determine...
Usefulness of SPAIR Image, Fracture Line and the Adjacent Discs Change on Magnetic Resonance Image in the Acute Osteoporotic Compression Fracture

Choi WH, Oh SH, Lee CJ, Rhim JK, Chung BS, Hong HJ

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2012 Sep;9(3):227-231.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2012.9.3.227
OBJECTIVE: Osteoporotic compression fracture is an increasing issue in this community and its diagnosis depends on the magnetic resonance images (MRI). Although T1- and T2-weighted images (T1WI and T2WI) have...

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