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CLINICAL ARTICLE 2023 October 17
The Influence of Spondylolisthesis Reduction on the Adjacent Lumbar Segment
Objective: Mild to moderate stenosis at the adjacent level sometimes co-occurs with lumbar spondylolisthesis, but whether to include the adjacent level during surgery for the index level is a matter of debate. Spondylolisthesis causes anterior slipping of the vertebra and reduce...
CLINICAL ARTICLE 2023 October 24
Outcome of Decompressive Laminectomy with or without Posterior Screw Fixation for Thoracic Ossification of the Ligamentum Flavum with Disc Degeneration
Objective: Thoracic myelopathy caused by the ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) is commonly treated with surgical decompression. This study aimed to compare the clinical and radiological outcomes of surgical decompression without posterior screw fixation (decompressive ...
CLINICAL ARTICLE 2023 October 13
Outcomes and Complications of Oblique Lateral Interbody Fusion as a Surgical Option in Elderly Patients (Over 70 Years Old) with Degenerative Spinal Disease
Objective: As Korea has become a super-aging society, the number of elderly patients with degenerative spinal disease has steadily increased. This study aimed to evaluate the usefulness of oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF) by comparing the results and complications between ...
CLINICAL ARTICLE 2023 October 11
Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in Young Adult Patients: Single Center Reports
Objective: The mechanisms underlying the formation and rupture of intracranial aneurysms in young adults remain a matter of debate. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical characteristics of young adult patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) treated with endova...
CLINICAL ARTICLE 2023 October 24
The Unilateral Biportal Endoscopic Technique for Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Early Surgical Results
Objective: Minimally invasive (MI) surgery for the treatment of spinal stenosis is currently a topic of substantial interest. One such technique is the unilateral biportal endoscopic (UBE) method, becoming popular among spine surgeons as a MI alternative to decompressive lumbar ...
CLINICAL ARTICLE 2023 October 24
Complications Following Spinal Surgery in Patients Aged 85 Years and Older
Objective: Surgery is increasingly being performed in elderly patients owing to the aging society and the desire for an improved quality of life. We aimed to examine the perioperative complications of spinal surgery in such patients. Methods: This study analyzed the surgical de...
CLINICAL ARTICLE 2023 October 24
A New, Effective, Safe, and Accurate Method of Cervical Selective Nerve Root Block
Objective: Cervical selective nerve root block (SNRB) is an effective procedure that has long been performed for patients with radiating pain or paresthesia. However, there are several delicate structures around the cervical nerve root, damage to which could lead to irreversible...
CLINICAL ARTICLE 2023 October 24
Anatomical Evaluation of the Atlas and Analysis of Accuracy for Freehand C1 Screw Placement
Objective: Atlanto-axial fusion surgery for instability is a recognized method. However, the complex anatomical structures of the atlas and axis make freehand C1 screw placement technically challenging. This study investigated the accuracy and safety of C1 screw placement withou...
CASE REPORT 2023 October 12
A Case of Turner Syndrome Presenting as Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
We report a rare case of cerebral aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) associated with Turner syndrome. A 34-year-old woman presented with aneurysmal SAH originating from a saccular aneurysm in the right anterior communicating artery. The patient underwent endovascular coil ...
CASE REPORT 2023 October 11
A Rare Case of Hypertrophic Pachymeningitis after Surgery for Chronic Subdural Hemorrhage: A Case Report
Hypertrophic pachymeningitis (HP) is a rare type of inflammatory fibrosis characterized by diffuse thickening of the dura mater, which may cause a compressive effect or vascular compromise. Progressively worsening headache is the usual symptom, along with ataxia and various cran...
CASE REPORT 2023 October 19
Adult Intramedullary Mature Teratoma of the Spinal Cord: An Unusual Case with a Review of the Literature
Intraspinal teratoma is a rare subtype of spinal cord tumors, accounting for only 0.2% to 0.5% of cases. These tumors consist of a mixture of two or more germ cell layers, including the ectoderm, endoderm, and mesoderm. They often contain epithelial tissues, fatty tissues, and f...
CASE REPORT 2023 October 20
Thoracic Spinal Angiolipoma: A Case Report and Literature Review
Spinal angiolipoma (SAL) is a rare benign tumor, accounting for 0.14% to 1.2% of all spinal tumors and approximately 3% of epidural spinal tumors. SAL is composed of mature adipocytes and abnormal blood vessels. Its gradual growth can cause spinal cord and root compression. No a...
CASE REPORT 2023 October 19
Spinal Cellular Schwannoma: A Case Report of Acute Post-Traumatic Paralysis
This case report describes a 64-year-old female patient who presented to the emergency department with lower back pain, bilateral leg pain, and numbness. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mass-like lesion at the L2 level, which was surgically removed and was found to be a ce...
CASE REPORT 2023 October 17
An Intravertebral Pseudoaneurysm Formed after Infective Spondylitis
The surgical treatment of spondylitis involves potential risks, especially when dealing with infected tissues that may be fragile and susceptible to injury from surgical trauma and inflammation. In cases where spondylitis is not controlled even after the initial surgery, unexpec...
CASE REPORT 2023 October 27
Non-Traumatic Cervical Disc Herniation Presented as Sudden Paralysis of the Limbs: Two Case Reports
We report two uncommon cases of non-traumatic, acute cervical disc herniation presented with sudden paralysis of the limbs. First, a 61-year-old man presented with sudden quadriplegia while resting on the bed 2 hr ago. He had motor weakness of grade 3 in the upper arms and grade...
CASE REPORT 2023 October 24
Cervical Myelopathy Caused by a Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt: A Case Report
Intracranial hypotension is a rare cause of cervical myelopathy. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt surgery, which belongs to the broader category of ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery, is commonly chosen as the primary treatment option for hydrocephalus. However, such surgery can ...
CASE REPORT 2023 October 27
Surgical Management of Recurrent Plexiform Neurofibroma in a Pediatric Patient with Severe Cervical Kyphotic Deformity: A Case Report
Approximately 50% of patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) develop orthopedic complications, and spinal deformities are common manifestations. Cervical kyphosis is comparatively rare in NF1; however, it results in spinal cord compression associated with paralysis and resp...
CASE REPORT 2023 October 26
Guillain-Barré Syndrome Following Spinal Fusion Surgery in an Elderly Patient: A Case Report
Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare immune-mediated polyneuropathy that rapidly leads to symmetric, ascending progressive weakness. Although GBS is typically associated with various infectious diseases, such as upper respiratory infections or gastroenteritis, it has also b...
CASE REPORT 2023 October 25
Concurrence of Schwannoma and Meningioma Neighboring in the Lumbar Spine: A Case Report
Multiple occurrences of spinal tumors are a rare phenomenon that usually results from underlying genetic diseases. Schwannoma and meningioma are well-known benign spinal tumors commonly found in the intradural extramedullary (IDEM) space with different cellular origins. We prese...
CASE REPORT 2023 October 26
Catastrophic Complications Following Spinal Deformity Surgery in a Patient with Myotonic Dystrophy
Myotonic dystrophy (MD) is a genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness and atrophy, often leading to spinal deformities and decreased quality of life. While the surgical correction of spinal deformities is not absolutely contraindicated in MD patients, a comprehen...
CASE REPORT 2023 October 25
Diagnostic Challenges of Rosai-Dorfman Disease Presenting as Pachymeningitis and Meningiomatosis: A Report of Two Unusual Cases Involving the Spinal Cord
Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is an exceptionally rare medical condition, with spinal cord involvement even more infrequent. It is frequently misidentified as another malignancy or infectious disease. In this report, we present two cases of RDD with spinal cord involvement. Each p...
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Case Reports
Glioblastoma Presenting with the Radiological Features of a Meningioma: A Case Report and Literature Review
Sang-Jeong Song, Jeong-Ho Lee, Myung-Han Ryu, Min-Seok Lee, Sang-Jun Suh, Yoon-Soo Lee, Soo-Ho Cho
Received January 8, 2024     Accepted February 13, 2024     Published online April 17, 2024     DOI: https://doi.org/10.21129/nerve.2024.00507    
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Parvimonas micra-Induced Paraspinal Abscess and Pyogenic Spondylitis Following Dental Extraction: A Case Report with a Brief Literature Review
Jae Wook Yu, Bu Kwang Oh, Dong Wuk Son, Jun Seok Lee, Su Hun Lee, Soon Ki Sung, Sang Weon Lee, Geun Sung Song
Received November 17, 2023     Accepted January 5, 2024     Published online April 9, 2024     DOI: https://doi.org/10.21129/nerve.2023.00500    
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Clinical Article
Association between Congestive Heart Failure and Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament in Korea: A Nationwide Longitudinal Cohort Study
Dong Soon Jang, Hakyung Kim, Seung Hun Sheen, Inbo Han, Soo Hyun Lee, Woo Seok Choi, Je Beom Hong, Min Jai Cho, Seil Sohn
Received November 14, 2023     Accepted December 4, 2023     Published online April 9, 2024     DOI: https://doi.org/10.21129/nerve.2023.00493    
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