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Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion for Hirayama Disease: a Case Report and Literature Review

Kuo YH, Kuo CH, Huang WC, Wu JC

  • Neurospine.
  • 2019 Sep;16(3):626-630.
  • doi: 10.14245/ns.1836178.089
Hirayama disease, a juvenile muscular atrophy of the distal upper extremity, is a rare form of cervical flexion myelopathy characterized by insidiously progressive weakness of the hands and forearm muscles...
Comparing Allografts to Autografts for Maintenance of Cervical Sagittal Parameters and Clinical Outcomes Following Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion with Anterior Cervical Plating

Heidt ST, Louie PK, Khan JM, Basques BA, Hirsch B, Varthi A, Paul JC, Goldberg E, An HS

  • Neurospine.
  • 2019 Sep;16(3):618-625.
  • doi: 10.14245/ns.1836202.101
OBJECTIVE: Current literature has not shown if using either allograft or autograft differentially affects postoperative cervical sagittal parameters. The goal of this study was to compare sagittal alignment and patient-reported...
Comparison of Axial Symptoms and Limitations of Activities of Daily Living Accompanying Reduced Neck Mobility after Cervical Laminoplasty Preserving C2 Muscle Attachments with and without C2 to T1 Instrumented Fusion

Takeuchi K, Yokoyama T

  • Neurospine.
  • 2019 Sep;16(3):608-617.
  • doi: 10.14245/ns.1836184.092
OBJECTIVE: Muscles are usually detached from C2 to facilitate C2 pedicle screw insertion. The aim of this study was to compare 1-year postoperative axial symptoms and limitations in activities of...
Swallowing Function Following Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion with and Without Anterior Plating: a SWAL-QOL (Swallowing-Quality of Life) and Radiographic Assessment

Haws BE, Khechen B, Patel DV, Yoo JS, Guntin JA, Cardinal K, Singh K

  • Neurospine.
  • 2019 Sep;16(3):601-607.
  • doi: 10.14245/ns.1836188.094
OBJECTIVE: Anterior cervical plating in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedures are associated with improved outcomes compared to stand-alone cages. However, concerns exist regarding increased rates of postoperative dysphagia...
Comparison of Adjacent Segment Degeneration, Cervical Alignment, and Clinical Outcomes after One- and Multilevel Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Shin JJ

  • Neurospine.
  • 2019 Sep;16(3):589-600.
  • doi: 10.14245/ns.1938166.083
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the influence of a fused segment on cervical range of motion (ROM) and adjacent segmental kinematics and determine whether increasing number of fusion levels...
Cervical Spondylotic Amyotrophy: Case Series and Review of the Literature

Takahashi , Hanakita J, Minami M, Tomita Y, Sasagasako T, Kanematsu

  • Neurospine.
  • 2019 Sep;16(3):579-588.
  • doi: 10.14245/ns.1938210.105
OBJECTIVE: Cervical spondylotic amyotrophy (CSA) is a relatively rare entity caused by cervical degenerative spinal diseases and characterized by motor weakness accompanied by remarkable muscle atrophy in the upper extremities...
Preservation Versus Elimination of Segmental Motion in Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery

Huang WC, Wu JC

  • Neurospine.
  • 2019 Sep;16(3):576-578.
  • doi: 10.14245/ns.19edi.016
No abstract available.
Editorial for Effect of Myelopathy on Outcomes After Cervical Disc Replacement: a Study of a Local Patient Cohort and a Large National Cohort

Riew KD

  • Neurospine.
  • 2019 Sep;16(3):574-575.
  • doi: 10.14245/ns.19edi.015
No abstract available.
Effect of Myelopathy on Early Clinical Improvement After Cervical Disc Replacement: a Study of a Local Patient Cohort and a Large National Cohort

Samuel AM, Moore HG, Vaishnav A, McAnany S, Albert T, Iyer S, Katsuura Y, Gang CH, Qureshi SA

  • Neurospine.
  • 2019 Sep;16(3):563-573.
  • doi: 10.14245/ns.1938220.110
OBJECTIVE: Cervical disc replacement (CDR) is an effective long-term treatment for both cervical radiculopathy and myelopathy. However, there may be unique differences in the early postoperative clinical improvement for patients...
Epidemiology of C5 Palsy after Cervical Spine Surgery: a 21-Center Study

Oh JK, Hong JT, Kang DH, Kim SW, Kim SW, Kim YJ, Chung CK, Shin JJ, Yi S, Lee JK, Lee JH, Lee CH, Lee HJ, Chun HJ, Cho DC, Cho YE, Jin YJ, Choi KC, Han IH, Hyun SJ, Hur JW, Kim KJ

  • Neurospine.
  • 2019 Sep;16(3):558-562.
  • doi: 10.14245/ns.1938142.071
OBJECTIVE: C5 palsy is a severe complication after cervical spine surgery, the pathophysiology of which remains unclear. This multicenter study investigated the incidence of C5 palsy following cervical spine surgery...
Preoperative Narcotic Use, Impaired Ambulation Status, and Increased Intraoperative Blood Loss Are Independent Risk Factors for Complications Following Posterior Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion Surgery

Badiee RK, Chan AK, Rivera J, Molinaro A, Doherty BR, Riew KD, Chou D, Mummaneni , Tan LA

  • Neurospine.
  • 2019 Sep;16(3):548-557.
  • doi: 10.14245/ns.1938198.099
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective cohort study seeks to identify risk factors associated with complications following posterior cervical laminectomy and fusion (PCLF) surgery. METHODS: Adults undergoing PCLF from 2012 through 2018 at a...
An Age-old Debate: Anterior Versus Posterior Surgery for Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament

Moghaddamjou A, Fehlings M

  • Neurospine.
  • 2019 Sep;16(3):544-547.
  • doi: 10.14245/ns.19edi.014
No abstract available.
Meta-Analysis a Myriad of Data: Is It Helpful?

Harrop J

  • Neurospine.
  • 2019 Sep;16(3):542-543.
  • doi: 10.14245/ns.19edi.013
No abstract available.
The Clinical Implications and Complications of Anterior Versus Posterior Surgery for Multilevel Cervical Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament: an Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Kim DH, Lee CH, Ko YS, Yang SH, Kim CH, Park SB, Chung CK

  • Neurospine.
  • 2019 Sep;16(3):530-541.
  • doi: 10.14245/ns.1938326.163
OBJECTIVE: Theoretically, the optimal approach is determined by the status of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) and sagittal alignment. However, there have long been disputes about the optimum...
Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament: Surgical Approaches and Associated Complications

Head J, Rymarczuk , Stricsek G, Velagapudi L, Maulucci C, Hoelscher , Harrop J

  • Neurospine.
  • 2019 Sep;16(3):517-529.
  • doi: 10.14245/ns.1938222.111
Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) is a rare but potentially devastating cause of degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM). Decompressive surgery is the standard of care for OPLL and can...
Review of Radiological Parameters, Imaging Characteristics, and Their Effect on Optimal Treatment Approaches and Surgical Outcomes for Cervical Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament

Shimokawa , Sato H, Matsumoto , Takami T

  • Neurospine.
  • 2019 Sep;16(3):506-516.
  • doi: 10.14245/ns.1938268.134
Determining the optimal surgical method for cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) is challenging. The surgical indication should be made based on not only radiological findings, but also...
Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy: a Review of the Latest Advances and Future Directions in Management

Wilson JR, Badhiwala , Moghaddamjou A, Martin AR, Fehlings M

  • Neurospine.
  • 2019 Sep;16(3):494-505.
  • doi: 10.14245/ns.1938314.157
The assessment, diagnosis, operative and nonoperative management of degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM) have evolved rapidly over the last 20 years. A clearer understanding of the pathobiology of DCM has led...
Clinical Effectiveness of Posterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion in Terms of Reducing OPLL Growth Versus Cervical Motion Preservation

Kim KS

  • Neurospine.
  • 2019 Sep;16(3):492-493.
  • doi: 10.14245/ns.19edi.012
No abstract available.
Does Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament Progress after Fusion?

Vaziri S, Lockney DT, Dru AB, Polifka AJ, Fox WC, Hoh DJ

  • Neurospine.
  • 2019 Sep;16(3):483-491.
  • doi: 10.14245/ns.1938286.143
Starting in the 1960s, ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) became more commonly diagnosed in Japan. The disease is characterized by a gradual increase in calcification of the posterior...
Cervical Spine Deformity Correction Techniques

Dru AB, Lockney DT, Vaziri S, Decker M, Polifka AJ, Fox WC, Hoh DJ

  • Neurospine.
  • 2019 Sep;16(3):470-482.
  • doi: 10.14245/ns.1938288.144
Cervical kyphotic deformity can be a debilitating condition with symptoms ranging from mechanical neck pain, radiculopathy, and myelopathy to impaired swallowing and horizontal gaze. Surgical correction of cervical kyphosis has...

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