Tatsuro Sasaji

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BACKGROUND Many studies have been reported on recurrent lumbar disc herniations covering several pathological conditions. In those studies, reoperation rate of revised disc excisions was calculated by simple division between the number of reoperations and that of the total primary disc excisions. To determine the real reoperation rate, strict definition of(More)
Intradural extra-arachnoid lumbar disc herniation is a rare disease. Few MRI findings have been reported. We experienced an intradural extra-arachnoid lumbar disc herniation. We reviewed the preoperative MRI findings. Lumbar spine T2-weighted sagittal MRI showed that one line of the ventral dura was divided into two by a disc herniation. We speculated that(More)
INTRODUCTION Degenerative lumbar spinal disorder is common in Japan, and the L5 nerve root is commonly involved in this disorder. The symptoms of L5 radiculopathy are irradiating lateral leg pain, and numbness and weakness of tibialis anterior and the hip abductor muscle. There has been only one report on the results of surgery for hip abductor muscle(More)
A case of ossification of transverse ligament of atlas (TLA) is reported. A 76-year-old female suffered from a transverse type myelopathy was successfully treated by posterior decompression. Dynamic lateral plain radiographs showed irreducible atlantoaxial subluxation (AAS). A computed tomogram revealed ossified mass compatible to ossification of TLA.(More)
Spontaneous thoracic spinal subarachnoid hemorrhage is rare, and thus no useful radiological findings for preoperative diagnosis have been reported. We experienced a patient with spontaneous thoracic spinal subarachnoid hemorrhage. A 37-year-old female presented with sudden-onset paraplegia and numbness in the trunk and bilateral lower extremities. The(More)
Abstract Pyogenic spondylitis is a common infectious disease caused by various microorganisms. It is difficult to predict the infecting microorganism at the time of initiation of treatment. Pneumonia is generally clarified into community or hospital-acquired types based on where the infection was acquired, and the infecting microorganisms are different(More)
The incidence of lumbar spinal canal stenosis (LSCS) is increasing in Japan. Posterior lumbar decompression surgery, wide fenestration and laminectomy, for LSCS is a common treatment modality. Compared with posterior fusion surgery, posterior decompression surgery has been considered as less invasive. However, no reports regarding postoperative anemia(More)
A 76-year-old man presented with a Denis Zone III sacral fracture after a traffic accident. He also developed urinary retention and perineal numbness. The patient was diagnosed with neurogenic bladder dysfunction caused by the sacral fracture. A computed tomogram (CT) revealed that third sacral lamina was fractured and displaced into the spinal canal, but(More)