Juan Martin Valdivia Valdivia

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The goal of this study was to review the literature to compare strategies for avoiding and treating complications from anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF), and thus provide a comprehensive aid for spine surgeons. A thorough review of databases from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health was conducted. The complications(More)
To identify the upstream signals of neuronal apoptosis in patients with medically intractable temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), we evaluated by immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy brain tissues of 13 TLE patients and 5 control patients regarding expression of chemokines and cell-cycle proteins. The chemokine RANTES (CCR5) and other CC-chemokines and(More)
There is currently no reproducible animal model of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) spinal metastasis that allows for laboratory study of the human disease. In this report, we describe an animal model that reliably reproduces RCC spinal metastasis using a human tumor cell line. A posterior surgical approach was used to implant tumor cells into the lamina of(More)
OBJECTIVE Radiation-induced intracranial aneurysms are a rare entity with high mortality. Their pathogenesis is still in debate. Their unique anatomy and behavior should be considered when deciding the proper management. A background of radiation, uncommon anatomic aspects, age of presentation, and location guide us to suspect a radiation-induced etiology.(More)
OBJECTIVE This is a unique case report of a fractured atlantoaxial interspinous multistranded cable leading to intracranial hemorrhage and spinal cord injury. CLINICAL PRESENTATION A 61-year-old woman, with a history of rheumatoid arthritis and C1-C2 interspinous wiring with allograft for atlantoaxial instability, presented with neck pain and progressive(More)
The overwhelming majority of pineal region tumors are malignant germ cell tumors, pineal cell tumors, or glial tumors. To our knowledge we report the first patient with myeloid sarcoma in the pineal region. Myeloid sarcomas are composed of immature granulocytic precursor cells and are associated with acute myelogenous leukemia. Thus, myeloid sarcoma should(More)
BACKGROUND Correction of a focal kyphotic deformity at times requires performing a pedicle subtraction osteotomy, which is accompanied by loss of pedicles as anchor points at the affected level in addition to significant blood loss. To help alleviate these two issues, a novel osteotomy technique for correction of kyphosis using a transforaminal approach to(More)
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