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Book Review: Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament

Doh JW

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2013 Sep;10(3):206-206.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2013.10.3.206
No abstract available.
Spinal Epidural Hematoma Related to Intracranial Hypotension

Cha KH, Cho TG, Kim CH, Lee HK, Moon JG

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2013 Sep;10(3):203-205.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2013.10.3.203
A 45-year-old female patient visited the hospital complaining of severe sudden headache and posterior neck pain. The patient did not have any traumatic history or abnormal neurologic finding. The patient...
Giant Anterior Cervical Osteophyte Leading to Dysphagia

Hwang JS, Chough CK, Joo WI

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2013 Sep;10(3):200-202.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2013.10.3.200
Large anterior cervical osteophytes can occur in degeneration of the cervical spine or in diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis(DISH). Large osteophytes can produce otolaryngological symptoms such as dysphagia, dysphonia, and foreign...
Surgical Treatment of Lumbar Hyperextension Injury in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Lee JK, Park KS, Park MS, Kim SM, Chung SY, Lee DS

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2013 Sep;10(3):195-199.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2013.10.3.195
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic systemic and inflammatory rheumatic disease with a variable course of the axial skeleton. Spinal involvement may accompany ossification of the ligaments, intervertebral disc, end-plates...
Combined Chronic Occipito-atlantal and Atlanto-axial Rotator Fixation with Cerebral Palsy

Kim JH, Kim JH, Jang SY, Kong MH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2013 Sep;10(3):192-194.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2013.10.3.192
Occipito-atlantalrotatory subluxation that occurs in conjunction with atlanto-axial rotator fixation is extremely rare. The common clinical characteristics are painful torticollis and cock robin position presented with the head tilted to...
Cervical Myelopathy Secondary to Atlanto-occipital Assimilation: The Usefulness of the Simple Decompressive Surgery

Kim KR, Lee YM, Kim YZ, Cho YW, Kim JS, Kim KH, Lee IC

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2013 Sep;10(3):189-191.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2013.10.3.189
Atlanto-occipital assimilation is one of the most common osseous anomalies observed at the craniocervical junction. Most patients with atlas assimilation show no symptom, but some have neurological problems such as...
Tophaceous Gout of the Spine Causing Neural Compression

Yoon JW, Park KB, Park H, Kang DH, Lee CH, Hwang SH, Jung JM, Han JW, Park IS

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2013 Sep;10(3):185-188.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2013.10.3.185
Gout is a common metabolic disease in which monosodium urate crystals called tophi develop. Spinal involvement in gout resulting in neural compression is unusual. We describe a case of a...
Traumatic Intradural Lumbar Disc Herniation without Bone Injury

Lee HW, Kwon YM

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2013 Sep;10(3):181-184.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2013.10.3.181
Intradural lumbar disc herniation is a rare disease. According to the reports of intradural lumbar disc herniations, most cases have developed as a chronic degenerative disc diseases. Traumatic intradural lumbar...
Extra and Intramedullary Anaplastic Ependymoma in Thoracic Spinal Cord

Kim BS, Kim SW, Kwak KW, Choi JH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2013 Sep;10(3):177-180.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2013.10.3.177
Spinal ependymoma occupies 40-60% of primary spinal cord tumors and has a feature of intramedullary tumor. The tumor most commonly arises from the central canal of the spinal cord, the...
Delayed Esophageal Perforation after Cervical Spine Plating

Kim SJ, Ju CI, Kim DM, Kim SW

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2013 Sep;10(3):174-176.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2013.10.3.174
Although anterior approaches to the cervical spine are popular and safe, they cause some of complications. Esophageal perforation after anterior spinal fusion is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication. We...
Acute Spontaneous Cervical Epidural Hematoma Mimicking Cerebral Stroke: A Case Report and Literature Review

Kim JK, Kim TH, Park SK, Hwang YS, Shin HS, Shin JJ

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2013 Sep;10(3):170-173.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2013.10.3.170
Spontaneous cervical epidural hematoma (SCEDH) is a rare disease, but can cause severe neurologic impairment. We report a case of a 68-year-old female who presented with sudden onset, posterior neck...
Posterior C2-C3 Fixation for Unstable Hangman's Fracture

Jeong DH, You NK, Lee CK, Cho KH, Kim SH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2013 Sep;10(3):165-169.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2013.10.3.165
OBJECTIVE: This is a retrospective review of 13 unstable Hangman's fractures who underwent posterior C2-3 fixation to describe clinical outcomes with a literature review. METHODS: Thirteen patients for unstable Hangman's fracture...
Radiologic Changes of Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Using Allograft and Plate Augmentation: Comparison of Using Fixed and Variable Type Screw

Oh K, Lee CK, You NK, Kim SH, Cho KH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2013 Sep;10(3):160-164.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2013.10.3.160
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate radiologic result of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with allobone graft and plate augmentation, and the change of radiologic outcome between screw type and insertion angle. METHODS: Retrospective...
The Comparisons of Surgical Outcomes and Clinical Characteristics between the Far Lateral Lumbar Disc Herniations and the Paramedian Lumbar Disc Herniations

Park HW, Park KS, Park MS, Kim SM, Chung SY, Lee DS

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2013 Sep;10(3):155-159.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2013.10.3.155
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to analyze clinical characteristics and surgical outcomes of the far lateral and the paramedian disc herniations. METHODS: The 88 patients who underwent an operation...
Analysis of Factors Contributing to Postoperative Spinal Instability after Lumbar Decompression for Spinal Stenosis

Yang JC, Kim SG, Kim TW, Park KH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2013 Sep;10(3):149-154.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2013.10.3.149
OBJECTIVE: Decompressive laminectomy is one of the most commonly used surgical methods for the treatment of spinal stenosis. We retrospectively examined the risk factors that induce spinal instability, including slippage...
Comparative Study on the Period of Absolute Bed Rest of Vertebral Compression Fracture

Cha KH, Cho TG, Kim CH, Lee HK, Moon JG

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2013 Sep;10(3):144-148.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2013.10.3.144
OBJECTIVE: As a conservative treatment of compression fractures, absolute bed rest (ABR) for a certain period has been recommended, but no guideline on the period has yet been established. Considering...
Clinical Features and Surgical Results of Cervical Myelopathy Caused by Soft Disc Herniation

Park SJ, Kim SB, Kim MK, Lee SH, Oh IH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2013 Sep;10(3):138-143.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2013.10.3.138
OBJECTIVE: There are many causes of cervical myelopathy including trauma, degenerative conditions, tumors and demyelinating disorders. However, myelopathy caused by soft disc herniation might be seen rarely than the spondylosis...
Neurologic Outcome of Laminoplasty for Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury without Instability

Lee HJ, Kim HS, Nam KH, Han IH, Cho WH, Choi BK

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2013 Sep;10(3):133-137.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2013.10.3.133
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of laminoplasty in the treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI) without instability. METHODS: 79 patients with SCI without instability who...
Mid-term Clinical Outcomes of Stand-alone Posterior Interbody Fusion with Rectangular Cages: A 4-year-minimum Follow-up

Cho KR, Lee SH, Kim ES, Eoh W

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2013 Sep;10(3):126-132.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2013.10.3.126
OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine minimum 4 years of clinical outcomes including fusion rate, revision rate and complications of patients who underwent placement of rectangular stand-alone cages. METHODS: Thirty-three cases of...
Prophylactic Intrawound Application of Vancomycin Powder in Instrumented Spinal Fusion Surgery

Kim HS, Lee SG, Kim WK, Park CW, Son S

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2013 Sep;10(3):121-125.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2013.10.3.121
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the effect of intrawound application of vancomycin powder for infection prophylaxis in wounds caused by instrumented spinal surgery. METHODS: From July 2012 to December 2012, 74 instrumented spinal...

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