Atlantoaxial fixation in which C1-2 screw-rod fixation is performed is a relatively new method. Because reports about this technique are rather scant, little is known about its associated complications. In this report the authors introduce hypoglossal nerve palsy as a complication of this novel posterior atlantoaxial stabilization method. A 67-year-old man… (More)
OBJECT The current study evaluates the incidence of anatomical variations of the V(3) segment of the vertebral artery (VA) and the posterior arch of the atlas (C-1). Failure to appreciate these types of anatomical variations can cause catastrophic injury to the VA during posterior approaches to the upper cervical spine. METHODS In the present study, the… (More)
We describe an exceptional case of a traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the superficial temporal artery (STA), which was treated with microcoil embolization of the anterior branch of the STA. We conclude that endovascular coil embolization can be an option of in the treatment of STA pseudoaneurysms.
In spite of its importance, there have been few attempts to evaluate the sensory attributes of the food bolus during swallowing. In the current study, the slipperiness, the degree of slide for the food bolus through the mucosal surface of the oro-pharynx, and the compliance, how easily the shape of a food bolus can be transformed for automatic and… (More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical and radiological outcome of both sides using the unilateral approach. METHODS Unilateral laminotomy was performed to achieve bilateral decompression. Thirty-nine patients who underwent this procedure were analyzed prospectively using the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), the visual analog scale (VAS) pain score to evaluate… (More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to assess the significance of an apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) modality for the diagnosis and follow-up evaluation of ventriculitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twelve patients with ventriculitis were enrolled in this study. Diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance images (MRI) and ADC maps of the periventricular white… (More)
A reliable and reproducible measurement technique for the sagittal contour in vertebral fractures is paramount to clinical decision-making. This study was designed to determine the most reliable measurement technique in osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture. Fifteen lateral radiographs of thoracic and lumbar fractures were selected and measured on two… (More)