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Ozgen Serdar - - 2007
Lumbar disc herniation very rarely occurs in adolescence. The aim of this study was to assess the radiological, clinical and surgical features and case outcomes for adolescents with lumbar disc herniation, and to compare with adult cases. The cases of 17 adolescents (7 girls and 10 boys, age range 13-17 ...
Stankovic Z B - - 2007
Rhabdomyosarcomas are the most common soft tissue sarcomas in childhood and adolescence. In cases of minimal cervical invasion, less invasive local excision in combination with adjuvant chemotherapy has resulted in excellent survival rates with complete preservation of the bladder, rectum, uterus and vagina. Herein we present the case of an ...
Okutomi T - - 2007
The anesthetic management of a parturient undergoing ex-utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedures for airway control of a newborn with a potentially life-threatening difficult airway is complex and often challenging. We herein report on the successful anesthetic management of the EXIT procedure in a 30-year-old primigravida carrying a fetus with large ...
Berlucchi Marco - - 2007
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a life-threatening, progressive, bacterial soft tissue infection characterized by necrosis of skin, subcutaneous tissues, fasciae, and muscles. It usually occurs in adults and is most often localized to the abdominal wall, the extremities, the perineum, the pelvis, and the thoracic region. Localization to the head and ...
Lotgering Frederik K - - 2007
Fetal loss is a painful experience. A history of second or early third trimester fetal loss, after painless dilatation of the cervix, prolapse or rupture of the membranes, and expulsion of a live fetus despite minimal uterine activity, is characteristic for cervical insufficiency. In such cases the risk of recurrence ...
Harrop James S - - 2007
The neurological manifestations of cervical spondylosis include symptomatic compression of the spinal cord (myelopathy), nerve roots (radiculopathy), or a combination of the two (myeloradiculopathy). The term myeloradiculopathy herein defines these often indistinct and inseparable entities. The pathophysiology of myeloradiculopathy is multifactorial in nature, and the natural history of untreated myeloradiculopathy ...
Salakos N - - 2007
A case of a postmenopausal woman who was investigated for a large cystic peritoneal tumor which turned out to be hematometra is presented. From her clinical history, a wide excision of the uterine cervix was reported due to a high-grade intraepithelial squamous neoplasia. Laparotomy showed a greatly enlarged uterus and ...
Alaani A - - 2007
Globus pharyngeus is a symptom commonly encountered in ENT practice. The usual complaint is that of the sensation of a ball or lump in the throat generally unaccompanied by dysphagia. This sensation is often more pronounced when taking an 'empty swallow'. The precise mechanism of this remains enigmatic in many ...
Silver J R - - 2007
Case report and literature review. Outpatient review in the UK on a young male from the USA. To report on a healthy young male who developed an incomplete paraplegia following flexion of the cervical spine after surgery to relieve tracheal stenosis. Spinal cord injury following prolonged flexion of the cervical ...
Choi Jeong-Wook - - 2006
STUDY DESIGN: Case description. OBJECTIVES: To report 2 cases of vertebral artery injury (VAI) during anterior cervical decompression surgery and review the pertinent medical literature. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The incidence of VAI during an anterior surgical approach to the cervical spine is rare but potentially lethal. The spine surgeon ...
Devlin Vincent J - - 2006
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The use of neurophysiologic monitoring during surgical procedures for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is controversial. PURPOSE: The aim of this article is to review the literature regarding various monitoring techniques as applied to the patient with CSM. STUDY DESIGN/METHODS: A systematic literature review. CONCLUSIONS: Neurophysiologic monitoring is a ...
Pai Kanthilatha - - 2006
Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia is a precancerous lesion of the vulva, which has been referred to in the past with varied terminology. It can be associated with multicentricity of other neoplastic squamous lesions in the cervix and vagina. We report a case of vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia and concomitant cervical intraepithelial neoplasia ...
Pobiel R S - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Diskography is commonly performed to investigate pain of suspected diskogenic origin. Although uncommon, diskitis is a feared complication of this procedure. We reviewed the incidence of diskitis and other infectious complications following diskography in a large busy outpatient practice and discuss technical aspects that may contribute to ...
Rabelo-Santos Silvia Helena - - 2006
Human papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes cannot fully explain the histological diagnosis of women with glandular abnormalities detected by cervical smear. Thus, this study was designed to analyze the distribution of HPV-16 and HPV-18 variants in women referred because of atypical glandular cells and adenocarcinoma in situ in their cervical smears and ...
Yuzawa Yohei - - 2006
STUDY DESIGN: A case report. OBJECTIVE: To report the first myotonic dystrophy case in which cervical kyphosis had been surgically corrected. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Myotonic dystrophy is an autosomal dominant disease that shows myotonia, progressive muscle atrophy, and other various symptoms. Instability of the neck is expected to cause ...
Clewer G - - 2006
A case of tetraplegia due to weight training is presented. Emergency surgery revealed a huge C5/6 disc sequestration trapped within the canal by the posterior longitudinal ligament. The disc was removed and C5-C7 were fused using an iliac crest tricortical graft and stabilised. The patient made a good recovery and ...
Mishra Sanjay, Modi Manish, ...
X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (XALD) is an inherited disorder of peroxisomal metabolism. Atypical presentations have been occasionally reported in literature. However, extrapyramidal and cerebellar manifestations are distinctly rare. We report a patient of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy with cranial and cervical dystonia and neurological presentation resembling spinocerebellar degeneration followed by a brief review of ...
Willman Joseph H - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Bowen's disease is a form of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma which may be caused by ultraviolet radiation, human papilloma virus (HPV) infection, or other causes. Although p16 over-expression is a surrogate marker of HPV E7-mediated catabolism of pRb in premalignant and malignant lesions of the cervical mucosa, the correlation ...
Lakshmanan Palaniappan - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Posterior epidural migration is an interesting but rare path taken by a prolapsed intervertebral disc fragment. There are only seven cases reported of a similar migration of the disc fragment in the lumbar spine. PURPOSE: To diagnose the unusual presentation and interpretation of the sequestrated disc in the posterior ...
Nikakis Panayiotis - - 2006
Occipital neuralgia has been attributed to lesions at a peripheral nerve or radicular level. On rare occasions, it has been associated with cervical cord lesions. We report a 55-year-old woman who presented with an isolated occipital neuralgia and was found on further investigation to have a restricted, isolated myelitis at ...
Montinaro A - - 2006
Disorders of the cervical spine rarely cause dysphagia and/or dysphonia. Exuberant osteophytosis, secondary to diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, also referred to as Forestier's disease, seems to be the predominant cause. Forestier's disease is a non inflammatory enthesopathy, of unknown etiology, ossifying the anterior longitudinal ligament of the spine, sparing the ...
Woodard Troy D - - 2006
Fetus in fetu is a condition in which there is a monozygotic diamniotic fetus encased within the body of its larger more developed twin. We report a case of airway obstruction in a full-term fetus caused by fetus in fetu. Prenatal ultrasound revealed a large cervical mass compressing the neonate's ...
Sadiq M Z - - 2006
A case of bilateral pedicle fracture in the lumbar spine of a sedentary office worker is being presented. No such case has been reported in the literature previously. Bilateral pedicle fracture is a rare entity. Few cases have been reported in literature. All the reported cases had some underlying causative ...
Oueslati Seddik - - 2006
Cervical spondylolysis is defined as a corticated cleft between the superior and inferior articular facets of the articular pillar, the cervical equivalent of the pars interarticularis in the lumbar spine. Of primary importance is its recognition to avoid confusion with more clinically significant abnormalities such as fracture or dislocation. This ...
Lavie O - - 2006
Radical trachelectomy (RT) has been reported for almost 20 years. This case report describes and addresses the issue of the clinical management of early-missed abortion in a patient after RT with a cerclage. A 35-year-old woman who had a RT 2 years ago due to cervical carcinoma stage IB1 presented ...
Cordeiro Joacir Graciolli - - 2006
Cervical uterine cancer (CUC) spreads locally (pelvis and paraortic lymphnodes) or distantly (lungs, liver and bones). Metastasis to central nervous system (CNS) are rare. There are about 80 cases reported in the literature. Outcome is poor and survival varies from 3 to 6 months. Three cases of CNS metastasis from ...
Ilanković Nikola N - - 2006
We would like to report on a very interesting clinical case of recurrent psychotic events caused with Chiari I malformation in adults. The mediosagital reconstruction of MR image of the brain and cranio-cervical region is the most important diagnostic approach in finding the cause of epileptiform events, neurological signs and ...
Coleman D V - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To review cervical smears from 76 women which were taken prior to the diagnosis of invasive cervical cancer and to determine the appropriateness of the cytology reports issued on the smears. METHODS: Cervical smears, clinical records, cervical smear history and cytology reports from 76 women with invasive cervical cancer ...
Mishra Sanjay - - 2006
X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (XALD) is an inherited disorder of peroxisomal metabolism. Atypical presentations have been occasionally reported in literature. However, extrapyramidal and cerebellar manifestations are distinctly rare. We report a patient of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy with cranial and cervical dystonia and neurological presentation resembling spinocerebellar degeneration followed by a brief review of ...
Kim Hyun Jik - - 2006
Olfactory neuroblastoma is a rare, malignant neoplasm arising from the olfactory epithelium. It has an aggressive biological behavior that is characterized by local recurrence, atypical distant metastasis, and poor long-term prognosis. The incidence of cervical lymph node metastasis in olfactory neuroblastoma is variable, and treatment modalities are controversial. Moreover, few ...
Hestvik Gete - - 2006
A novel case where onchocercosis was identified as a cause of cervical myelopathy in the horse is described. A 15-year-old Connemara mare was euthanized due to progressive locomotion disturbance. Postmortem examination revealed soft-tissue swelling in the intervertebral joint capsule of C6-7 with narrowing of the vertebral canal. On light microscopy, ...
Soliman Khaled B - - 2006
A 22-year-old, primigravida +/- 20 weeks of gestation presented with abdominal pain. She was diagnosed as a case of advanced cervical incompetence. We carried out an emergency cerclage after 24 hours from her admission, while the cervix was fully dilated with bulging of the membranes and prolapse of both lower ...
Lee J K - - 2006
Spine metastasis from cranial meningeal hemangiopericytomas are extremely rare, with five surgically verified cases. We describe a case of a 55-year-old female diagnosed with metastatic hemangiopericytoma to the cervical spine 78 months after the first operation. Because of the long latency period, aggressive spinal surveillance should be advocated along with ...
Lekovic Gregory P - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: Camptomelic dysplasia (CD) is a rare autosomal dominant skeletal dysplasia classically characterized by bent bones of the extremities, tracheobronchial narrowing, thoracic kyphoscoliosis, and various degrees of phenotypic sex reversal. Most patients die of complications in infancy, although long-term survivors have been reported. CASE REPORT: We report a case of ...
Lee Wha-Joon - - 2006
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: Symptomatic complications related to screw migration and extrusion after anterior cervical disc fusion are uncommon. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: We report a case of significant dysphagia owing to late screw migration. INTERVENTION: An endoscopic transpharyngeal removal was performed without pharyngeal closure and with relief of symptoms. CONCLUSION: A transpharyngeal ...
Schneider S A - - 2006
The authors present four cases from two unrelated families with young-onset predominant cervical dystonia with a dramatic sustained response to levodopa. Onset age was 12 years (range 9 to 15). Additional symptoms included postural hand tremor and laryngeal dystonia. Genetic testing for GTP cyclohydrolase I, tyrosine hydroxylase, and sepiapterin reductase ...
Smith Ronald M RM - - 2006
Congenital midline cervical cleft is a rare anomaly of the anterior neck. The diagnosis is typically made on the basis of the lesion's characteristic clinical presentation at birth. It appears to occur as a result of a failure of fusion of the paired second branchial arches in the midline during ...
Machinis Theofilos G - - 2006
The authors report a rare case of complete C2-C3 dislocation with unexpectedly mild neurological symptoms in a 57 year old man involved in a motor vehicle accident, who had previously undergone posterior laminectomy from C3 through C7. A retrospective chart analysis and a thorough radiographic review were performed. X-rays and ...
Pávai Z - - 2006
The purpose of this study was to collect data about the incidence of high-risk HPV (16, 18, 33) types in paraffin embedded cervical bioptic material, including LSIL, HSIL and cervical cancers using immunohistochemistry and nested PCR methods. In our study were included randomly selected 10 LSIL, 18 HSIL and 30 ...
Prasad T R S - - 2006
Cervical ectopic thymus, a common embryological anomaly detected incidentally at autopsy, is rarely described in clinical patients. About 100 cases have been described in the literature, ten percent of which occurred in neonates. We report a case of solid cervical ectopic thymus in a three-month-old male infant presenting as a ...
Fews D - - 2006
A Schmorl's node is the herniation of nucleus pulposus through the cartilaginous end plate of the vertebral disc into the body of the adjacent vertebra. Their formation is relatively common in people, and they may be symptomatic or asymptomatic. In contrast, there are few reported cases of Schmorl's nodes in ...
Lin Lung-Chang - - 2006
We report a rare case of pneumorrhachis following lumbar puncture. A 4-year-old boy was admitted to our hospital with seizures following a head injury and upper respiratory infection. Lumbar puncture was performed to rule out central nervous system infection. In response to leg pain and weakness a few hours after ...
González-Bosquet E - - 2006
A case of cervical cancer in a 32-year-old woman with a genotype 6 HPV genital infection that developed from a cervical low-grade SIL after a LLETZ procedure two years before is presented. This case obliges us to reconsider both the benign nature of low-grade lesions and the potentially good prognosis ...
Chen W-L - - 2006
Vertebral artery dissection (VAD) associated with chiropractic cervical manipulation is a rare but potentially disabling condition. In this report, we present a young patient manifesting with repeated vertigo. Owing to the initial misdiagnosis, the patient later developed cerebellar stroke with inability to stand or walk. Vertigo and disequilibrium are the ...
Smith D - - 2006
Hypopharyngeal perforation is mainly reported in association with high velocity road traffic accidents, or with low velocity direct blows to the neck. We report a case of hypopharyngeal perforation following a low velocity motorcycle accident where neither of these mechanisms of injury was apparent. A 52 year old man was ...
Schulte T L - - 2006
A 39-year-old man with acquired torticollis suffering from cervicobrachialgia and neurological deficits is presented. Due to a change in head position a transient reproducible tetraplegia and severe vegetative dysfunctions were caused. The origin of this uncommon serious combination of symptoms and signs was a chordoma of the upper cervical spine. ...
Wong David T - - 2005
STUDY DESIGN: Case report of late postoperative complication. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There have been a number of reports of migration and extrusion of cervical fusion instrumentation. The majority of such cases have a benign outcome. To our knowledge, cervical instrumentation extrusion resulting in prevertebral abscess and acute airway obstruction ...
Khan Mustafa H - - 2005
STUDY DESIGN: Case report. OBJECTIVES: To describe an extremely unusual case of acute quadriparesis in a white female caused by calcification of the ligamentum flavum (LF) from C1 to T2, and to review briefly the pertinent literature. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Diseases characterized by abnormal calcium deposition on the spinal ...
Eddy Derrick - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature for evidence that pertains to return to play and spine injuries, including cervical spinal stenosis, congenital and developmental abnormalities of the cervical spine, stingers, herniated nucleus pulposus, and spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis. DATA SOURCES: Electronic databases, Pubmed (1966-2005) and Sport Discus (1975-2005), were searched for pertinent literature. Also, ...
Kayikcioglu Fulya - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Ligneous change of the genital tract is a very rare condition and may result in infertility. CASE: A 27-year-old woman presented with primary infertility and ligneous changes of the genital tract. Cervical and endometrial samples revealed subepithelial deposition of dense, amorphous, eosinophilic material associated with intensive inflammatory cell infiltration. ...
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