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Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, an aggressive vascular tumor has the rarity of morbidity that arises in the spine. There were few cases reported in literatures in recent years, and little was known about this disease. A review study of the patient files in our constitutions between 1996 and 2006 showed that five patients were treated for spinal(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) and provide clinicians with an evidence base for their clinical decision making. DATA SOURCES PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews. STUDY SELECTION All randomized or quasi-randomized controlled trials of(More)
BACKGROUND Neck pain is a common symptom in most patients suffering from cervical radiculopathy. However, some conservative treatments are limited by their modest effectiveness. On the other hand, surgical intervention for cervical disc disorders is indicated when symptoms are refractory to conservative treatments and neurological symptoms are progressive.(More)
Ankle injuries are responsible for more than 5 million emergency department visits each year. The AO and Lauge-Hansen classification systems are widely used in the clinical diagnosis of ankle injuries. This study aimed to analyze the intraobserver reliability and interobserver reproducibility of the AO and Lauge-Hansen classification systems. In addition,(More)
BACKGROUND Lumbar disc herniation (LDH), a common disease, is often treated conservatively, frequently resulting in spontaneous resorption of the herniated disc. The incidence of this phenomenon, however, remains unknown. OBJECTIVE To analyze the incidence of spontaneous resorption after conservative treatment of LDH using computed tomography and magnetic(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Paraganglioma rarely develops in the spine. With few cases reported, little knowledge about this disease was known. The objective of this study is to illustrate the clinical features, imaging manifestations, pathological appearances and long-term outcomes of the consecutive surgeries by literature review. METHODS The clinical and(More)
BACKGROUND The low-profile angle-stable spacer Zero-P is a new kind of cervical fusion system that is claimed to limit the potential drawbacks and complications. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to compare the clinical and radiological results of the new Zero-P implant with those of the traditional anterior cage and plate in the treatment of(More)
Dumbbell tumors can not only cause the compression of cervical cord and nerve root, but also invade the important structures and the surrounding organs, causing great harm to the patient. Toyama classification that is commonly used has not been evaluated and still requires independent validation.The objectives of this study were to evaluate and analyze the(More)