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Posttraumatic Guillain-Barré Syndrome Immediately Following a Traffic Accident

Kim J, Choi HY, Lee YM, Kim JS

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2017 Sep;14(3):121-123.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2017.14.3.121
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy characterized by areflexic paralysis. Most cases of GBS are preceded by an infection, however, posttraumatic GBS has also recently been reported. We...
Aortic Injury during Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Bae HJ, Cho TG, Kim CH, Lee HK, Moon JG, Choi JI

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2017 Sep;14(3):118-120.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2017.14.3.118
Aortic injury during transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is a rare but severe complication. We experienced aortic injury during TLIF at L3–4 with a 59-year-old woman diagnosed with an adjacent...
Posterior Epidural Herniation of a Lumbar Disk Fragment at L2–3 That Mimicked an Epidural Hematoma

Kil JS, Park JT

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2017 Sep;14(3):115-117.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2017.14.3.115
Lumbar disk herniation is common. Because of the posterior longitudinal ligament, migration usually occurs into the ventral epidural space. Rarely, fragments migrate into the dorsal epidural space. A 57-year-old man...
Angiolipoma on the Lumbar Spine

Kang HI, Kim TW, Kim EJ, Park KH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2017 Sep;14(3):112-114.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2017.14.3.112
Angiolipomas are composed of mature adipose tissue and blood vessels. Spinal angiolipomas are rare benign tumors with a good prognosis, and most symptoms are due to progressive compression of the...
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis of the Thoracic Spine in an Adult

Kim MC, Sung SH, Cho Y

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2017 Sep;14(3):109-111.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2017.14.3.109
We report a case of a 45-year-old man with a complaint of both leg weakness and hypoesthesia. Radiological evaluation revealed an osteolytic lesion of the ninth thoracic vertebra. The patient...
Ganglioneuroma of the Sacrum

Lee D, Choe WJ, Lim SD

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2017 Sep;14(3):106-108.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2017.14.3.106
Presacral ganglioneuromas are extremely rare benign tumors and fewer than 20 cases have been reported in the literature. Ganglioneuromas are difficult to be differentiated preoperatively from tumors such as schwannomas,...
Incarceration of Spinal Nerve Root through Incidental Durotomy as a Cause of Sciatica

Kim YJ

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2017 Sep;14(3):103-105.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2017.14.3.103
Incidental durotomies are a frequent complication during spinal surgery. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage from a dural tear may be visually apparent intraoperatively, but occasionally, a tear may not be recognized...
Solitary Osteochondroma Presenting as a Dumbbell Tumor Compressing the Cervical Spinal Cord

Lee JH, Oh SH, Cho PG, Han EM, Hong JB

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2017 Sep;14(3):99-102.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2017.14.3.99
We report a case of a solitary osteochondroma as a dumbbell tumor compressing the spinal cord and its surgical strategy. The patient is a 16-year-old female with longstanding posterior neck...
Spontaneous Epidural Hematoma Associated with Venous Phlebolith in Cervical Spine and Possible Pathogenesis

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

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2017 Sep;14(3):96-98.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2017.14.3.96
Although the etiology of spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) is unclear, SSEH is known to be associated with anticoagulants, coagulopathy, vascular malformation, hypertension, and pregnancy. However, no report has been...
Hemorrhagic Lumbar Synovial Cyst after Microscopic Discectomy

Kim HS, Kim SW

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2017 Sep;14(3):93-95.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2017.14.3.93
Intraspinal synovial cysts are rare but they are being documented with increasing frequency due to improvements in radiological imaging. However, hemorrhage into synovial cysts is uncommon, and affected patients may...
Single Stage Posterior Approach for Total Resection of Presacral Giant Schwannoma: A Technical Case Report

Lee BH, Hyun SJ, Park JH, Kim KJ

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2017 Sep;14(3):89-92.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2017.14.3.89
The neurogenic tumor of frequent occurrence in the presacral area is a schwannoma. Giant presacral schwannoma has a risk for anterior surgical approach because of its massive size and proximity...
Cervical Pedicle Screw Placement Using Medial Funnel Technique

Lee JH, Choi BK, Han IH, Choi WG, Nam KH, Kim HS

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2017 Sep;14(3):84-88.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2017.14.3.84
OBJECTIVE: Cervical pedicle screw (CPS) placement is very challenging due to high risk of neurovascular complications. We devised a new technique (medial funnel technique) to improve the accuracy and feasibility...
Pelvic Incidence Can Be Changed not only by Age and Sex, but also by Posture Used during Imaging

Moon JW, Shinn JK, Ryu D, Oh SY, Shim YS, Yoon SH

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2017 Sep;14(3):77-83.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2017.14.3.77
OBJECTIVE: Computed tomography (CT), rather than conventional 2-dimensional radiography, was used to scan and measure pelvic parameters. The results were compared with measurements using X-ray. METHODS: Pelvic parameters were measured using...
Long-term Clinical and Radiological Outcomes after Central Decompressive Laminoplasty for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Kim JH, Kwon YJ

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2017 Sep;14(3):71-76.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2017.14.3.71
OBJECTIVE: There are many technical modifications of decompressive lumbar laminectomy. The purpose of this study was to report long-term clinical and radiological outcomes of central decompressive laminoplasty (CDL), the corresponding...
Variation of C-Reactive Protein and White Blood Cell Counts in Spinal Operation: Primary Fusion Surgery Versus Revision Fusion Surgery

Kang KT, Son DW, Lee SH, Song GS, Sung SK, Lee SW

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2017 Sep;14(3):66-70.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2017.14.3.66
OBJECTIVE: Serum C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations and white blood cell (WBC) count are commonly used to identify postoperative wound infections. We investigated whether changes in serum CRP levels and WBC...
Space Available for the Cervical Spinal Cord of Asymptomatic Adult Nigerians

Ndubuisi C, Mezue WC, Ohaegbulam SC

  • Korean J Spine.
  • 2017 Sep;14(3):61-65.
  • doi: 10.14245/kjs.2017.14.3.61
OBJECTIVE: The space available for the spinal cord (SAC) is a measure of spinal cord functional reserve and may vary in different societies. The objective of this study is to...

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