Kanichiro Wada

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OBJECT Although multimodal intraoperative spinal cord monitoring provides greater accuracy, transcranial electrical stimulation motor evoked potential (TcMEP) monitoring became the gold standard for intraoperative spinal cord monitoring. However, there is no definite alarm point for TcMEPs because a multicenter study is lacking. Thus, based on their(More)
Excellent results from laminoplasty for cervical spinal myelopathy have been reported in many studies. Nevertheless, C-5 nerve root palsy or axial pain such as neck and shoulder pain after laminoplasty are known postoperative complications. To the authors' knowledge, dural damage from dislocation of the hydroxyapatite intraspinous spacer due to absorption(More)
OBJECT Previous reports of redundant nerve roots (RNRs) of the cauda equina have been limited to evaluations based on myelography. Neither the imaging nor the clinical features of RNRs in relation to magnetic resonance (MR) imaging have been elaborated. The MR imaging characteristics of RNRs were evaluated using the Japanese Orthopaedic Association score(More)
BACKGROUND Radiographic findings may provide clues to the underlying cause of neck symptoms. However, these associations remain controversial. This study investigates the association between roentgenographic findings of the cervical spine and neck symptoms in a Japanese community population. METHODS A total of 762 volunteers participated in this study.(More)
Study Design Surgeon survey. Objective To analyze multimodal intraoperative monitoring (MIOM) for different combinations of methods based on the collected data and determine the best combination. Methods A questionnaire was sent to 72 training institutions to analyze and compile data about monitoring that had been conducted during the preceding 5 years to(More)
Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) can cause severe and irreversible paralysis in not only the cervical spine but also the thoracolumbar spine. To date, however, the prevalence and distribution of OPLL in the whole spine has not been precisely evaluated in patients with cervical OPLL. Therefore, we conducted a multi-center study to(More)
OBJECT The clinical characteristics of pediatric scoliosis associated with syringomyelia have been reported in previous studies, but scoliosis associated with syringomyelia in adults is rarely treated, and there is a paucity of detailed studies. In the present study of adult syringomyelia associated with Chiari malformation Type I, the authors investigated(More)
OBJECT There have been few reports about the cervical spinal motion in patients with Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) associated with syringomyelia. To investigate this phenomenon, the relationship between the preoperative cervical range of motion (ROM) and the stage of cerebellar tonsillar descent as well as the cervical ROM before and after foramen(More)
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