Dongfeng Ren

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This study investigated the safety, effectiveness, and clinical and radiological outcomes of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) for recurrent lumbar disc herniation (rLDH) following previous lumbar spine surgery. Seventy-three consecutive patients treated for rLDH between June 2005 and May 2012 were included in the study. The previous surgical(More)
OBJECTIVES We designed a novel surgical strategy named one-stage selective discectomy combined with expansive hemilaminectomy, which might theoretically reduce the postoperative complications of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). The objective of this study is to evaluate its efficacy and safety. METHODS Sixty-two patients with CSM were enrolled in(More)
OBJECTIVE AND BACKGROUND To report symptomatic seizures of a patient with an old type II odontoid fracture with atlantoaxial dislocation. The type II odontoid fracture is a dangerous disease and presents as neurological deficits. Because of the compression of upper cervical cord, without timely diagnosis and treatment, a type II odontoid fracture may result(More)
PURPOSE A comprehensive review of the literature in order to analyze data about the success rate of percutaneous resolution of the lumbar facet joint cysts as a conservative management strategy. METHODS A systematic search for relevant articles published during 1980 to May 2014 was performed in several electronic databases by using the specific MeSH terms(More)
Acute thoracic aortic aneurysm is one of the most life-threatening vascular disorders recognized to date. The majority of these aortic ruptures rapidly end in mortality, with 50% of patients suffering death before reaching the hospital. Thus, acute management through surgical intervention is often indicated, especially in cases of ascending aortic rupture.(More)
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