Masayuki Nakahara

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Some cases with lumbar degenerative diseases require multi-level fusion surgeries. At our institute, 27 and 4 procedures of 3- and 4-level fusion were performed out of a total 672 posterior lumbar interfusions (PLIFs) on patients with lumbar degenerative disease from 2005 to 2010. We present 2 osteoporotic patients who developed proximal vertebral body(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical debridement is often required to treat spinal infections. Successful surgery requires accurate localization of the active infections, however, current imaging technique still requires surgeons' experience to narrow the surgical fields to achieve less invasive procedures. PURPOSE To investigate the use of F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)(More)
To describe the surgical experience of spondylectomy and spinal reconstruction for aggressive vertebral hemangioma (VH) induced at the C4 vertebra. No reports have described surgical strategy in cases covering an entire cervical vertebra presenting with progressive myelopathy. A 28-year-old man presented with rapidly progressing skilled motor dysfunction(More)
Study Design Retrospective comparative study. Objective To evaluate the accuracy of percutaneous pedicle screw (PPS) placement and intraoperative imaging time using dual fluoroscopy units and their differences between surgeons with more versus less experience. Methods One hundred sixty-one patients who underwent lumbar fusion surgery were divided into two(More)
PURPOSE Cervical disc herniation (CDH) is found more frequently at the lower cervical spine than at the upper or middle level. However, there is scarcity of data about the laterality of CDH. The aim of this study is to detect the laterality of CDH. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated preoperative computed tomography myelograms and magnetic resonance(More)
Purpose: The goal of this study is to identify the characteristics and common problems of geriatric patients with infectious spondylitis and to explore possible solutions for them. Methods: This is a case series presentation with retrospective comparative study. Out of 26 patients with infectious spondylitis who were treated as inpatients, 18 geriatric(More)
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