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Congenital C1 arch deficiency: Grand Round presentation
IntroductionWe present an uncommon and yet interesting congenital anomaly and discuss the difficulties with diagnosis and controversies in management. C1 arch deficiency is an important considerationExpand
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The safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of intraoperative cell salvage in metastatic spine tumor surgery.
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Metastatic spine tumor surgery (MSTS) is associated with substantial blood loss, therefore leading to high morbidity and mortality. Although intraoperative cell salvage withExpand
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The effect of metal density in thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
PurposeDetermine impact of metal density on curve correction and costs in thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Ascertain if increased metal density is required for larger or stifferExpand
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Concomitant back and leg pain as predictors for trajectories of poor outcome after single level lumbar micro-decompression alone and with micro-discectomy: a study of 3,308 patients.
Background Lumbar decompression is the commonest spinal intervention. One in four patients have suboptimal outcome postoperatively, however no large studies identified clear poor outcome predictors.Expand
The Effect of Metal Density on Coronal and Sagittal Curve Correction in Thoracic Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Introduction The literature is contradictory regarding the effect of metal density on correction of thoracic AIS. Given the rising cost of surgery for AIS, instrumentation should be used rationally.Expand
RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF THE OUTCOMES OF LUMBAR MICRODISCECTOMY FOLLOWING SELECTIVE NERVE ROOT BLOCKS
To analyse if patients with pain improvement following a nerve root block had better outcomes following lumbar microdiscectomy. Fifty-six patients who had a lumbar microdiscectomy wereExpand
Does Instrumentation of the Fractured Level in Thoracolumbar Fixation Affect the Functional and Radiological Outcome?
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective comparative study. OBJECTIVES To compare radiological and functional outcomes of patients with fixation constructs utilizing pedicle screw stabilization at the fractureExpand
Determinants of Lumbar Curve Behavior in Lenke Type IA and B Thoracic Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Treated by Posterior Spinal Fusion
Introduction Study design: prospective. Objectives To assess lumbar curve behavior in Lenke IA and B curves treated by selective thoracic posterior fusion. Test hypotheses were that spontaneousExpand
Drug Reaction, Eosinophilia, and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) Syndrome As a Mimicker of Spinal Infection: Awareness for Spinal Surgeons
Drug reaction, eosinophilia, and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome is a delayed severe drug hypersensitivity (type IVb) syndrome with cutaneous eruption, hematological abnormalities, and multi-organExpand
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