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Presented here is a prospective study assessing the efficacy of decompression of concomitant noncontiguous level (thoracic & lumbar) stenosis in accordance with neurological findings, nerve root blocks, and myelographically proven disease. The objective was to determine the efficacy, clinical outcome, and functional recovery in patients undergoing(More)
The existing literature is limited and inconclusive regarding management of spinal tuberculosis with neurological deficit during advanced pregnancy. None of the previously published case series concerning this problem during the second trimester of pregnancy have explored the option of simultaneous surgical intervention for it along with maintenance of(More)
The aim of this multicentre study was to determine whether the recently introduced AOSpine Classification and Injury Severity System has better interrater and intrarater reliability than the already existing Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity Score (TLICS) for thoracolumbar spine injuries. Clinical and radiological data of 50 consecutive(More)
Idiopathic hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis (IHPM) is a clinicopathological entity characterized by thickening and fibrosis of the dura mater with resultant clinical symptoms. It is generally steroid responsive and has a tendency to remit and relapse. We present here two patients with IHPM with associated dural sinus occlusion and describe their(More)
STUDY DESIGN This prospective study evaluates the effectiveness of transpedicular biopsy carried out under local anesthesia in obtaining diagnostic tissue from vertebral body lesions. OBJECTIVE To describe the technique of percutaneous transpedicular biopsy carried out under local anesthesia under C-arm fluoroscopy and to report the author's experience.(More)
Congenital lordoscoliosis is an uncommon pathology and its management poses formidable challenge especially in the presence of type 2 respiratory failure and intraspinal anomalies. In such patients standard management protocols are not applicable and may require multistage procedure to minimize risk and optimize results. A 15-year-old girl presented in our(More)
Retrospective case series study. Fractures in ankylosed lumbar spine are difficult to reduce and it is like attempting to reduce the ends of a long bone fracture of an extremity. Simple compression from the posterior results in the anterior column opening in lumbar spine because of the inherent lordosis present there, which usually requires combined(More)
STUDY DESIGN Phase- I/II, prospective, randomized, single-blind, controlled pilot study. PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To determine the safety and feasibility of autologous bone marrow transplantation in patients with acute spinal cord injury (SCI) via two routes of transplantation as compared with controls. SETTING Indian Spinal Injuries Center, New Delhi. (More)