Joel A Torretti

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BACKGROUND Outcomes of surgical intervention for lumbar synovial cysts have been evaluated in the short and intermediate term. Concerns regarding cyst recurrence, the development of late instability at the involved level, and instability/stenosis at adjacent levels (when concomitant) fusion is performed suggest that long term follow-up is needed. This study(More)
An 87-year-old female, with a history of hypertension controlled with hydrochlorothiazide, was scheduled for excision of a cystic mass of the left lobe of the thyroid. In the course of the anaesthetic, she developed partial airway obstruction that resulted in respiratory acidosis (PaCO2 108 mmHg, pH 7.06), developed premature ventricular contractions and(More)
STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective review of neuromuscular scoliosis radiographs evaluating interobserver and intra-observer error for a novel method of transverse plane pelvic obliquity. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the utility of a previously described method by Lucas et al. of determining transverse plane pelvic obliquity using standard radiographs in(More)
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