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Single-Stage Operation for Giant Schwannoma at the Craniocervical Junction with Minimal Laminectomy: A Case Report and Literature Review

Yoon S, Park H, Lee KS, Park SW, Hong CK

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2016 Sep;13(3):173-175.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2016.13.3.173
Here we report a single-stage operation we performed on a patient with a large schwannoma that extended from the lower clivus to the cervico-thoracic junction caudally. A number of authors...
Clinical Experiences of Uncommon Motor Neuron Disease: Hirayama Disease

Lee KH, Choi DS, Lee YS, Kang DH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2016 Sep;13(3):170-172.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2016.13.3.170
Hirayama disease, juvenile muscular atrophy of the distal upper limb, is a rare disease predominantly affecting the anterior horn cells of the cervical spinal cord in young men. This cervical...
Spontaneous Spinal Epidural Hematoma Coexisting Guillan-Barré Syndrome in a Child: A Case Report

Lee CH, Song GS, Kim YH, Son DW, Lee SW

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2016 Sep;13(3):167-169.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2016.13.3.167
Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) has been reported as a rare cause of spinal cord compression, especially in children. Clinical features are usually nonspecific, although cervicothoracic location of hematoma could...
Pneumocephalus and Pneumorrhachis due to a Subarachnoid Pleural Fistula That Developed after Thoracic Spine Surgery

Lee GS, Lee MK, Kim WJ, Kim HS, Kim JH, Kim YS

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2016 Sep;13(3):164-166.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2016.13.3.164
Development of a communication between the spinal subarachnoid space and the pleural space after thoracic spine surgery is uncommon. Subarachnoid pleural fistula (SAPF), a distressing condition, involves cerebrospinal fluid leakage....
A 20-Year-Old Retained Surgical Gauze Mimicking a Spinal Tumor: A Case Report

Lee S, Kim B, Kim JS, Choi BS

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2016 Sep;13(3):160-163.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2016.13.3.160
A 79-year-old man visited our clinic complaining of lower back and left leg radiating pain that began 1 month prior to his presentation. He underwent surgery for lumbar disc herniation...
Postlaminectomy Bilateral Lumbar Intraspinal Synovial Cysts

Cho SI, Lee JH, Chough CK

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2016 Sep;13(3):157-159.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2016.13.3.157
Lumbar intraspinal synovial cysts are included in the difference diagnosis of lumbar radiculopathy. Developing imaging modalities has result in increased reporting about these lesions. However, the case of bilateral new...
The Surgical Overcorrection of Lenke Type 1 Deformities with Selective Fusion Segments: What Happens to the Coronal Balance?

Atici Y, Erdogan S, Akman YE, Mert M, Carkci E, Tuzuner T

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2016 Sep;13(3):151-156.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2016.13.3.151
PURPOSE: The aim of our study is to determine the alterations on coronal balance after overcorrection of Lenke type 1 curve, retrospectively. METHODS: Datas of 34 patients (29 female, 5 male...
Transforaminal Percutaneous Endoscopic Discectomy in Parkinson Disease: Preliminary Results and Short Review of the Literature

Kapetanakis S, Giovannopoulou E, Thomaidis , Charitoudis G, Pavlidis P, Kazakos K

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2016 Sep;13(3):144-150.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2016.13.3.144
OBJECTIVE: To study the effectiveness of Transforaminal Percutaneous Endoscopic Discectomy (TPED) for lumbar disc herniation in patients with Parkinson disease (PD). METHODS: Fifteen patients diagnosed with PD and lumbar disc hernia...
Increased Prevalence of Ossification of Posterior Longitudinal Ligament and Increased Bone Mineral Density in Patients with Ossification of Nuchal Ligament

Kim KW, Oh YM, Eun JP

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2016 Sep;13(3):139-143.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2016.13.3.139
OBJECTIVE: There are also few studies demonstrating the relationship between ossification of nuchal ligament (ONL) and ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). We compared the prevalence, location, and type of...
Radiologic Changes of Operated and Adjacent Segments after Anterior Cervical Microforaminotomy

Ahn JH, Park MS, Kim SM, Chung SY, Lee DS, Park KS

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2016 Sep;13(3):134-138.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2016.13.3.134
OBJECTIVE: Anterior cervical microforaminotomy (ACMF) is a motion-preserving surgical procedure. The purpose of this study is to assess radiologic changes of operated and adjacent segments after ACMF. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed...
The Use of Gentamicin-Impregnated Collagen Sponge for Reducing Surgical Site Infection after Spine Surgery

Han JS, Kim SH, Jin SW, Lee SH, Kim BJ, Kim SD, Lim DJ

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2016 Sep;13(3):129-133.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2016.13.3.129
OBJECTIVE: Surgical site infection (SSI) is the one of the most frequent complications in hospitalized patients, and it extends hospital stays and causes extra morbidities. To reduce SSI after spine...
The Factors That Affect Improvement of Neurogenic Bladder by Severe Lumbar Disc Herniation in Operation

Jeon JB, Yoon SH, Kim DK, Kim JY

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2016 Sep;13(3):124-128.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2016.13.3.124
OBJECTIVE: This study analyzed retrospectively the bladder function of patients after early surgery for cauda equina syndrome (CES) performed within 24 or 48 hours, or after 48 hours of the...
The Safety and Decision Making of Instrumented Surgery in Infectious Spondylitis

Baek KH, Lee YS, Kang DH, Lee CH, Hwang SH, Park IS

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2016 Sep;13(3):120-123.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2016.13.3.120
OBJECTIVE: Infectious spondylitis is mostly managed by appropriate antibiotic treatment options, and some patients may require surgical interventions. However, surgical interventions that use spinal instrumentation to correct the mechanical instability...
Surgical Outcomes of Anterior Cervical Fusion Using Deminaralized Bone Matrix as Stand-Alone Graft Material: Single Arm, Pilot Study

Chung HJ, Hur JW, Ryu KS, Kim JS, Seong JH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2016 Sep;13(3):114-119.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2016.13.3.114
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety and efficacy of demineralized bone matrix (DBM) as a bone graft substitute for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery. METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients treated with...
Three-Years Outcome of Microdiscectomy via Paramedian Approach for Lumbar Foraminal or Extraforaminal Disc Herniations in Elderly Patients over 65 Years Old

Yeo CG, Jeon I, Kim SW, Ko SK, Woo BK, Song KC

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2016 Sep;13(3):107-113.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2016.13.3.107
OBJECTIVE: Lumbar foraminal or extraforaminal disc herniations (FEFDH) have unusual clinical features and higher incidence in elderly patients compared to usual intraspinal canal disc herniations. We evaluated the efficacy of...
Balloon Kyphoplasty: An Effective Treatment for Kummell Disease?

Kim P, Kim SW

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2016 Sep;13(3):102-106.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2016.13.3.102
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of balloon kyphoplasty for treating Kummel disease accompanying severe osteoporosis. METHODS: Twelve patients with single-level Kummell disease accompanied by severe...
Infectious Spondylodiscitis by Uncommon Pathogens: A Pitfall of Empirical Antibiotics

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

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2016 Sep;13(3):97-101.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2016.13.3.97
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of spondylodiscitis (SD) caused by uncommon pathogens and review the efficacy of the treatment strategy including the coverage by...
Comparison of Radiologic Outcomes of Different Methods in Single-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Kwon OI, Son DW, Lee SW, Song GS

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2016 Sep;13(3):91-96.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2016.13.3.91
OBJECTIVE: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a choice of surgical procedure for cervical degenerative diseases associated with radiculopathy or myelopathy. However, the patients undergoing ACDF still have problems....

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