Chad J Morgan

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OBJECT An increasing emphasis is being placed on the preservation or restoration of neutral upright sagittal spinal alignment in both deformity surgery and routine spinal operations. Sagittal spinal alignment is becoming recognized as an important predictor of a patient's outcome after spinal surgery. In this literature review, the authors analyze data(More)
OBJECT A model of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in pigs was developed to investigate bilirubin concentration in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) as a potential marker of sentinel SAH. METHODS Seven male Yorkshire pigs received a 250-microl injection of either whole autologous arterial blood (four animals) or isotonic saline (three animals) into the cisternae(More)
OBJECTIVE Standard surgical approaches to the brachial plexus require an open operative technique with extensive soft tissue dissection. A transthoracic endoscopic approach using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was studied as an alternative direct operative corridor to the proximal inferior brachial plexus. METHODS VATS was used in cadaveric(More)
OBJECT The standard treatment for lumbosacral tethered cord syndrome (TCS) in adults is surgical detethering. In patients with recurrent TCS, additional detethering operations are associated with increased risk of complications and subsequent scar formation. The authors studied the effect of undertaking a vertebral column subtraction osteotomy (VCSO) at the(More)
INTRODUCTION The well-described entity of Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma (SEGA) in the setting of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) is profound in current literature. It has been described in children as well as adults with or without identifiable clinical presentations of tuberous sclerosis. To our knowledge there has not been any report of a negative(More)
Understanding regional as well as global spinal alignment is increasingly recognized as important for the spine surgeon. A novel software program for virtual preoperative measurement and surgical manipulation of sagittal spinal alignment was developed to provide a research and educational tool for spine surgeons. This first-generation software program(More)
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