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Three Cases of Calcifying Pseudoneoplasm which Involve the Epidural Space of the Spine

Song SY, Ahn SY, Rhee JJ, Lee JW, Hur JW, Lee HK

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2015 Sep;12(3):235-238.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2015.12.3.235
Calcifying psuedoneoplasm of the spine is a rare non-neoplastic lesion of unknown origin. Radiologic and histologic manifestations are very variable and clinical symptoms include isolated pain, myelopathy, and radiculopathy. Surgical...
Two Cases of Dedifferentiated Chordoma in the Sacrum

Kim SC, Cho W, Chang UK, Youn SM

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2015 Sep;12(3):230-234.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2015.12.3.230
Dedifferentiated chordoma (DC) is defined as a chordoma containing sarcoma components. DC is distinguished from conventional chordoma by the rapidity of tumor growth and the potential for distant metastasis. We...
Two Cases of Klippel-Feil Syndrome with Cervical Myelopathy Successfully Treated by Simple Decompression without Fixation

Kim JB, Park SW, Lee YS, Nam TK, Park YS, Kim YB

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2015 Sep;12(3):225-229.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2015.12.3.225
Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) is a congenital developmental disorder of cervical spine, showing short neck with restricted neck motion, low hairline, and high thoracic cage due to multilevel cervical fusion. Radiculopathy...
Spinal Burkitt's Lymphoma Mimicking Dumbbell Shape Neurogenic Tumor: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Kim YS, Lee JK, Choi KY, Jang JW

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2015 Sep;12(3):221-224.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2015.12.3.221
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), a disease which may involve the spine, is frequently associated with advanced disease. Radiculopathy caused by spinal root compression as the initial presentation in patients with NHL...
Symptomatic Large Spinal Extradural Arachnoid Cyst: A Case Report

Cho HY, Lee SH, Kim ES, Eoh W

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2015 Sep;12(3):217-220.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2015.12.3.217
Spinal extradural arachnoid cysts (SEACs) are relatively rare cause of compressive myelopathy. SEACs can be either congenital or acquired, but the etiology and the mechanism for their development are still...
Spontaneous Spinal Subdural Hematoma causing Brown-Sequard Syndrome with Thrombocytopenic Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Lee JH, Park KS, Lee DS, Park MS

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2015 Sep;12(3):213-216.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2015.12.3.213
Spontaneous spinal subdural hematoma (SSDH) is a very rare condition. We report a case of SSDH presenting with Brown-Sequard syndrome, treated by surgical evacuation. A 77-year-old woman was hospitalized for...
Isolated Painless Foot Drop due to Cerebral Infarction Mimicking Lumbar Radiculopathy: A Case Report

Kim JY, Kim DK, Yoon SH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2015 Sep;12(3):210-212.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2015.12.3.210
Although they usually originate from peripheral problems, foot drop is caused by lesions affecting the neural pathway related to dorsiflexor muscles, whether of central or peripheral origin. We present a...
Migration of an Intracranial Subdural Hematoma to the Spinal Subdural Space: A Case Report

Kwon OI, Son DW, Kim YH, Kim YS, Sung SK, Lee SW, Song GS

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2015 Sep;12(3):207-209.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2015.12.3.207
A 57-year-old man complained of severe lower back pain and radicular pain in both legs for 1 week after falling from a ladder. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine...
Erector Spinal Muscular Schwannoma of the Dorsal Ramus Nerve: A Case Report

Kim JH, Cho TG, Kim CH, Moon JG, Lee HK

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2015 Sep;12(3):204-206.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2015.12.3.204
We present a rare case of intramuscular schwannoma originating from the dorsal ramus nerve in a 62-year-old woman. The mass grew slowly, with pain developing upon touch five years prior....
Delayed Bilateral C5 Palsy following Circumferential Decompression and Fusion in Patient with Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

Jeon HS, Kim KN

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2015 Sep;12(3):200-203.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2015.12.3.200
C5 palsy is a common complication after cervical decompressive surgery, which have 0 to 30% complication rate. A 61-year-old female patient with cervical spondylotic myelopathy showed bilateral C5 palsy following...
An Intramuscular Hemangioma at the Cervical Muscle: A Case Report

Jang KM, Park SW, Kim YB

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2015 Sep;12(3):196-199.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2015.12.3.196
Intramuscular hemangioma (IMH) primarily develops in the skeletal muscles of the limbs or trunk. The occurrence of IMH in the neck muscle is very rare. In the present report, we...
Rare Thoracolumbar Facet Synovial Cyst Presenting as Paraparesis

Dahuja A, Dahuja G, Kaur R

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2015 Sep;12(3):193-195.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2015.12.3.193
Spinal cord compressing syndrome due to synovial cyst (SC) of the thoracolumbar spine is a rare clinical condition. In this report we aim to heighten awareness of the thoracolumbar facet...
A Tethered Cord with Hemivertebra: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Asil K, Yaldiz M, Yaldiz C, Ozkal B

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2015 Sep;12(3):190-192.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2015.12.3.190
Spinal dysraphisms are defined as open and closed dysraphisms. A hemivertebra is a congenital condition seen in 61% of patients with congenital anomalies. The first report of the excision of...
Free Vascularized Fibular Strut Autografts to the Lumbar Spine in Complex Revision Surgery: A Report of Two Cases

Saltzman B, Levy DM, Vakhshori , DeWald CJ

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2015 Sep;12(3):185-189.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2015.12.3.185
This case report presents two patients who underwent fibular strut grafting for complex revisions of previous lumbar spine arthrodeses. A case review of the Electronic Medical Record at the index...
Posterior Spinal Reconstruction with Pedicle Screws, Multiple Iliac Screws and Wisconsin Spinal Wires in a Patient with Neurofibromatosis Scoliosis: A Case Report

Kim WB, Park YS, Park JH, Hyun SJ

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2015 Sep;12(3):181-184.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2015.12.3.181
A 54-year-old female with neurofibromatosis type 1 presented with progressing truncal shift owing to spinal deformity. On plain radiograph, the Cobb angle was 54 degree in coronal plane. Radiological examinations...
A Rare Case of Malignant Lymphoma Occurred at Spinal Epidural Space: A Case Report

Cho HJ, Lee JB, Hur JW, Jin SW, Cho TH, Park JY

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2015 Sep;12(3):177-180.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2015.12.3.177
The sacral spinal epidural space is an uncommon site for primary malignant lymphomas, presenting with symptoms associated with cauda equina compression. Especially, lumbo-sacral epidural lymphoma has been reported to be...
Spontaneous Spinal Epidural Hematoma on the Ventral Portion of Whole Spinal Canal: A Case Report

Lee HH, Park SC, Kim Y, Ha YS

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2015 Sep;12(3):173-176.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2015.12.3.173
Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma is an uncommon but disabling disease. This paper reports a case of spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma and treatment by surgical management. A 32-year-old male presented with...
Idiopathic Hypertrophic Pachymeningitis in the Craniocervical Junction

Bang JH, Cho KT, Kim EJ

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2015 Sep;12(3):169-172.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2015.12.3.169
Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis (IHP) is a rare disease, and it is characterized by chronic progressive inflammatory fibrosis and thickening of the dura mater with resultant compression of the spinal cord...
Epithelioid Sarcoma in the Cervical Spine: A Case Report

Lee C, Choe WJ, Kim N

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2015 Sep;12(3):165-168.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2015.12.3.165
Epithelioid sarcoma is a rare and highly malignant soft tissue neoplasm that most commonly occurs in the long bones. This uncommon tumor has a poor clinical outcome, and the modality...
Primary Spinal Cord Oligodendroglioma with Postoperative Adjuvant Radiotherapy: A Case Report

Yuh WT, Chung CK, Park SH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2015 Sep;12(3):160-164.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2015.12.3.160
Primary spinal cord oligodendrogliomas are rare tumors comprising two percent of all spinal cord tumors. Although a treatment guideline has yet to be established, maximal surgical resection is primary in...

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