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Intramedullary Spinal Cord Hemorrhage Associated with Cardiac Ischemia
Intramedullary spinal cord hemorrhage (hematomyelia) is an uncommon cause of myelopathy. In this case, we reported a 22-year old female who presented with quadriplegia and neck pain.Spine MRI showed that the patient’s symptoms were secondary to intramedullary spinal cord hemorrhage in C1-C7. CT angiography revealed an earthworm-like cervical arteriovenous malformation originating from the right subclavian artery.
Efficacy of Irrigation in Elective,Instrumented Spinal Fusions
Causes of postoperative spinal surgery infections (POSSI) are multifactorial and related to both patient and procedural influences. Because of these omplexities,predictable infection rates likely exist that do not extrapolate to 0%.There has been no study that has proven that lack of irrigation,antibiotic laden or otherwise, increases the risk of postoperative infection in elective spine surgery.
Gliosarcoma Arising in Anaplastic Ependymoma with Heterologous Sarcomatous Component: A Rare Phenomenon
Gliosarcoma is a highly aggressive tumor and a variant of glioblastoma multiforme. It mainly occurs in the age group of 40-60 years and has a male preponderance. It is however, rare in younger individuals. First described by Stroebe in 1895, this biphasic tumor is comprised of glial component and sarcomatous component. The glial component is usually of astrocytic nature whereas oligodendroglial and ependymal origin is very uncommon.
Occipitalization or assimilation of the atlas, atlanto-occipital fusion and occipito-cervical synostosis are synonyms and indicate a fusion of C1 to the base of the skull. This condition was initially described by Rokitansky in 1844 and was demonstrated radiologically by Schuller in 1911. Atlo-occipital fusion can be complete or partial, unilateral or bilateral and bony or fibrous. Its incidence is reported from 0.14 to 3.63% according to different authors in the whole population, with equal repartition in both sexes and it is considered the most common anomaly of the cranio-cervical junction.
Scapular Pain Caused By an Anomalous Vertebral Artery
A 39-year-old woman presented to my office with neck pain after a motor vehicle accident. The neck pain described radiated into her left periscapular region, consistent with a c4 dermatome. The patient did not demonstrate weakness or numbness during the physical examination and is an otherwise healthy middle-aged female.