Shugo Kuraishi

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STUDY DESIGN Seventy-five patients who had been treated for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) were reviewed retrospectively. PURPOSE Invasion into the paravertebral muscle can cause major problems after laminectomy for LSS. To address these problems, we performed spinous process-splitting laminectomy. We present a comparative study of decompression of LSS(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review. PURPOSE A comparison of mini open foraminotomy (MOF) for cervical radiculopathy using either large tubular (LT) or TrimLine (TL) retractors. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE Posterior foraminotomy relieves compression of the cervical nerve root in radiculopathy patients. However, invasion of the paravertebral muscle may(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study. PURPOSE The present study aimed to evaluate mid-term results of cervical pedicle screw (CPS) fixation for cervical instability. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE CPS fixation has widely used in the treatment of cervical spinal instability from various causes; however, there are few reports on mid-term surgical results of CPS(More)
Myxopapillary ependymoma in childhood typically occurs in the central nervous system. There are few surgical cases of myxopapillary ependymoma of the cauda equina in children. We report a case of myxopapillary ependymoma of the cauda equina in a 5-year-old boy, who presented with leg pain and abnormal gait. Subtotal resection surgery was performed.(More)
Posterior cervical fixation with various forms of instrumentation has been used for reconstruction in cases of traumatic disorders and degenerative or tumor-related dysfunction of the cervical spine. Recently , posterior plate and rod techniques using lateral mass screws or pedicle screws have been reported to show excellent fusion rates (Xu et al., 2010).(More)
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