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Twelve Contiguous Spinous Process Fracture of Cervico-Thoracic Spine

Han SR, Sohn MJ

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2014 Sep;11(3):212-213.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2014.11.3.212
The clay-shoveler's fracture is an isolated avulsion fracture of the lower cervical or upper thoracic spinous process. Among them, multiple spinous process fractures are very rare. We present 34-year-old male...
Cervicogenic Vertigo Treated by C1 Transverse Foramen Decompression : A Case Report

Park J, Lee C, You N, Kim S, Cho K

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2014 Sep;11(3):209-211.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2014.11.3.209
Cervicogenic vertigo was known as Bow hunter's syndrome. Occlusion of vertebral artery causes vertebrobasilar insufficiency and we reported cervicogenic vertigo case which was treated by simple decompression of transverse foramen...
Lumbar Intradural Neurocysticercosis: A Case Report

Han SB, Kwon HJ, Choi SW, Koh HS, Kim SH, Song SH, Youm JY

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2014 Sep;11(3):205-208.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2014.11.3.205
Cysticercosis is the most common parasitic disease affecting the central nervous system. Spinal involvement is rare in neurocysticercosis, and isolated spinal involvement without evidence of cranial involvement is even rarer....
Extra-intradural Spinal Meningioma: A Case Report

Jeong SK, Seong HY, Roh SW

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2014 Sep;11(3):202-204.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2014.11.3.202
Extradural spinal meningiomas are uncommon, and their pathophysiology is not entirely understood. Here, we present the case of a 49-year-old woman with low back and left leg pain of 5...
Rosai-Dorfman Disease in Thoracic Spine: A Rare Case of Compression Fracture

Kim DY, Park JH, Shin DA, Yi S, Ha Y, Yoon DH, Kim KN

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2014 Sep;11(3):198-201.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2014.11.3.198
Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy known as Rosai-Dorfman disease is characterized by painless bilateral cervical lymphadenopathy. Extranodal manifestations are uncommon and spinal involvement is rare. A 15-year-old man presented with...
Iatrogenic Intraspinal Epidermoid Cyst

Park MH, Cho TG, Moon JG, Kim CH, Lee HK

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2014 Sep;11(3):195-197.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2014.11.3.195
Epidermoid cyst is generally regarded as congenital disease, and commonly related to other congenital spinal anomalies. However, it also develops iatrogenically. We report one rare case of epidermoid cyst that...
Modified Open-door Laminoplasty Using Hydroxyapatite Spacers and Miniplates

Jin SW, Kim SH, Kim BJ, Choi JI, Ha SK, Kim SD, Lim DJ

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2014 Sep;11(3):188-194.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2014.11.3.188
OBJECTIVE: Cervical laminoplasty has been widely accepted as one of the major treatments for cervical myelopathy and various modifications and supplementary procedures have been devised to achieve both proper decompression...
Risk Factors and Incidence for Peripheral Arterial Disease in Patients with Typical Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Han MH, Lee DH, Park KS, Lee YS, Kim KT, Sung JK, Kim HK, Cho DC

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2014 Sep;11(3):183-187.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2014.11.3.183
OBJECTIVE: Intermittent claudication (IC) is a typical symptom of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). In order to prevent misdiagnosis of vascular disease, it is important to...
Surface Landmarks do not Correspond to Exact Levels of the Cervical Spine: References According to the Sex, Age and Height

Oh CH, Ji GY, Yoon SH, Hyun D, Choi CG, Lim HK, Jang AR

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2014 Sep;11(3):178-182.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2014.11.3.178
OBJECTIVE: A general orientation along the cervical spine could be estimated by external landmarks, and it was useful, quick and less exposable to radiation, but, sometimes it gave reference confusion...
Surgical Outcome of a Zero-profile Device Comparing with Stand-alone Cage and Anterior Cervical Plate with Iliac Bone Graft in the Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Shin JS, Oh SH, Cho PG

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2014 Sep;11(3):169-177.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2014.11.3.169
OBJECTIVE: A Zero-profile device is a cervical stand-alone cage with integrated segmental fixation device. We characteristically evaluated the radiological changes as well as clinical outcomes in the application of Zero-profile...
Surgical Treatment in Patients with Cervical Osteomyelitis: Single Institute's Experiences

Hahn BS, Kim KH, Kuh SU, Park JY, Chin DK, Kim KS, Cho YE

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2014 Sep;11(3):162-168.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2014.11.3.162
OBJECTIVE: To study practical guidelines and strategies in the treatment of cervical osteomyelitis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 14 patients who underwent surgical treatment for cervical osteomyelitis from May 2000 to July...
Spinal Metastasis of Thymic Carcinoma as a Rare Manifestation: A Summary of 7 Consecutive Cases

Jee TK, Lee SH, Kim HJ, Kim ES, Eoh W

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2014 Sep;11(3):157-161.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2014.11.3.157
BACKGROUNDS: Thymic carcinomas are very rare tumors that are often associated with extrathoracic metastasis to other organs. However, it is well known that thymic carcinomas rarely metastasize to the spine,...
Box-Shape Cervical Expansive Laminoplasty: Clinical and Radiological Outcomes

Park HG, Zhang HY, Lee SH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2014 Sep;11(3):152-156.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2014.11.3.152
OBJECTIVE: Box-shape cervical expansive laminoplasty is a procedure that utilizes a Miniplate(R) or Maxpacer(R) to achieve maximal canal expansion. This method is expected to show much larger canal expansion and...
Clinical and Radiological Outcomes of a New Cage for Direct Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Kim SJ, Lee YS, Kim YB, Park SW, Hung VT

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2014 Sep;11(3):145-151.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2014.11.3.145
OBJECTIVE: In Korea, direct lateral interbody fusion (DLIF) was started since 2011, using standard cage (6degrees lordotic angle, 18mm width). Recently, a new wider cage with higher lordotic angle (12degrees,...
Surgical Treatment of Pyogenic Spondylitis with the Use of Freeze-Dried Structural Allograft

Kim SS, Kang DH, Yoon JW, Park H, Lee CH, Hwang SH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2014 Sep;11(3):136-144.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2014.11.3.136
OBJECTIVE: Radical debridement and reconstruction is necessary for surgical treatment of pyogenic spondylitis to control infection and to provide segmental stability. The authors identified 25 patients who underwent surgery for...
Comparison between Two Different Cervical Interbody Fusion Cages in One Level Stand-alone ACDF: Carbon Fiber Composite Frame Cage Versus Polyetheretherketone Cage

Yoo M, Kim WH, Hyun SJ, Kim KJ, Jahng TA, Kim HJ

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2014 Sep;11(3):127-135.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2014.11.3.127
OBJECTIVE: The authors conducted a retrospective study to compare the implantation of carbon fiber composite frame cages (CFCFCs) to the implantation of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cages after anterior cervical discectomy for...
Neurological Outcome after Surgical Treatment of Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors

Lee SM, Cho YE, Kwon YM

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2014 Sep;11(3):121-126.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2014.11.3.121
OBJECTIVE: Recently, surgical outcomes of patients with intramedullary spinal cord tumors (IMSCT) have been improved due to advances of medicine. The purposes of our study were to evaluate the recent...
A Surgical Method for Determining Proper Screw Length in ACDF

Park HG, Kang MS, Kim KH, Park JY, Kim KS, Kuh SU

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2014 Sep;11(3):117-120.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2014.11.3.117
OBJECTIVE: We describe a surgical tool that uses the distractor pin as a reference for determining proper screw length in ACDF. It is critical that screw purchase depth be as...
Adverse Drug Reactions of Long-term Intravenous Antibiotics in Patients with Pyogenic Spondylitis

Kim DH, Kim HS, Nam KH, Choi BK, Han IH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2014 Sep;11(3):113-116.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2014.11.3.113
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence, cause, and influence of the adverse drug reactions (ADRs) associated with long-term intravenous antibiotics in patients with pyogenic spondylitis...
The Efficacy of Pulsed Radiofrequency Treatment of Cervical Radicular Pain Patients

Yoon YM, Han SR, Lee SJ, Choi CY, Sohn MJ, Lee CH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2014 Sep;11(3):109-112.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2014.11.3.109
OBJECTIVE: Cervical radicular pain is defined as pain arising in the arm caused by irritation of a cervical spinal nerve or its roots. Although many treatment modalities are described in...

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