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Coluna/Columna ; 20(2): 144-148, Apr.-June 2021. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1249661

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ABSTRACT Objective: The treatment of C1-C2 rotatory dislocation remains controversial and surgery is rare. Surgical treatment is indicated when the injury satisfies the instability criteria or when it cannot be reduced. The objective of this study is to analyze the principles and the adaptations necessary for treating these injuries in the pediatric population. Methods: A retrospective case series study. Three cases of patients diagnosed with traumatic C1-C2 rotatory dislocation and treated surgically in our hospital were studied. Through critical analysis of the available literature, a practical guide was proposed to establish the principles and competencies for the treatment of these injuries. Results: The operated cases were female patients between 8 and 16 years of age, with a diagnosis of traumatic atlantoaxial dislocation. Two patients required preoperative skeletal traction with halo. All patients underwent posterior instrumented arthrodesis, two with a transarticular screw technique and one with mass and C2 isthmic (Göel-Harms) screws. Conclusion:. It is essential to determine if the injury is stable and reducible. We recommend treating this type of injury keeping the criteria and competencies related to the stability, alignment, biology and function of the spine in mind. Level of evidence IV; Case series.


RESUMO Objetivo: O tratamento da luxação rotacional de C1-C2 permanece controverso, e a cirurgia é rara. O tratamento cirúrgico é indicado quando a lesão satisfaz os critérios de instabilidade ou quando não pode ser reduzida. O objetivo deste estudo é analisar os princípios e a adequação necessários para tratar essas lesões na população pediátrica. Métodos: Estudo retrospectivo de série de casos. Foram estudados três casos em pacientes tratados cirurgicamente em nosso hospital com diagnóstico de luxação rotacional traumática de C1-C2. Por meio de análise crítica da literatura disponível, foi proposto um guia prático para estabelecer os princípios e a adequação do tratamento dessas lesões. Resultados: Os casos submetidos à cirurgia foram pacientes do sexo feminino, entre 8 e 16 anos de idade, com diagnóstico de luxação atlantoaxial traumática. Duas pacientes precisaram de tração esquelética pré-operatória com halo. Todas as pacientes foram submetidas à artrodese instrumentada por via posterior, duas com técnica de parafuso transarticular e uma com parafusos de massa e pedículo e lâmina em C2 (técnica de Göel-Harms). Conclusões: É essencial determinar se a lesão é estável e se pode ser reduzida. Recomenda-se tratar esse tipo de lesão tendo em mente os critérios e a adequação relacionados com estabilidade, alinhamento, biologia e função da coluna vertebral. Nível de evidência IV; Série de casos.


RESUMEN Objetivo: El tratamiento de la luxación rotatoria de C1-C2 permanece controversial y la cirugía es rara. Se indica tratamiento quirúrgico cuándo la lesión cumple criterios de inestabilidad o cuándo es considerada irreductible. El objetivo de este estudio es revisar los principios y competencias necesarios para tratar esas lesiones en la población pediátrica. Métodos: Estudio retrospectivo de serie de casos. Se estudian tres casos en pacientes tratados quirúrgicamente en nuestro hospital con diagnóstico de luxación rotatoria de C1-C2 traumática. A través del análisis crítico de la literatura disponible se elabora un esquema práctico para establecer los principios y competencias para el abordaje de estas lesiones. Resultados: Los casos intervenidos fueron pacientes de sexo femenino entre 8 y 16 años, con diagnóstico de luxación atlantoaxoidea traumática. Dos pacientes requirieron tracción esquelética preoperatoria con halo. A todas las pacientes se les practicó artrodesis instrumentada por vía posterior, dos con técnica de tornillos transarticulares y una con tornillos de masa e ístmicos de C2 (Göel-Harms). Conclusiones: Resulta imprescindible determinar si la lesión es estable y reductible. Siempre abordar este tipo de lesiones teniendo presentes los criterios y competencias relacionados con la estabilidad, alineación, biología y función de la columna vertebral. Nivel de Evidencia IV; Serie de casos.


Subject(s)
Humans , Joint Dislocations , Cervical Atlas , Axis, Cervical Vertebra , Torticollis
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Rev. Cient. CRO-RJ (Online) ; 6(1): 26-33, abr. 2021.
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1354405

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Objective: This study aimed to compare through cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) the morphology of the cervical vertebrae atlas (C1) and axis (C2) in mouth breathers (MB) and nose breathers (NB), correlating them with the head and neck postures of the two groups. Materials and Methods: CBCT images of 36 subjects aged 11 to 22 years were evaluated using the InVivo Dental 5.1 (Anatomage, San Jose, California) software. The following measurements were used to assess C1 and C2 morphology: posterior height, anterior height, length, and volume. The craniocervical angle (NSL/OPT) was used to evaluate head posture concerning the neck. Results: The posterior height, length, and volume of C1 and C2 were lower in the MB group, but only the posterior size was significantly shorter than the NB group (C1, p=0.01 / C2, =0.05). Mouth breathers also showed a considerably higher craniocervical angle (p=0.04). Spearman test showed a significant positive correlation between C1 and C2 length and craniocervical angle (C1, =0.629, p=0.005 / C2, =0.665, p=0.003). Conclusion: The mouth breathers showed an increased craniocervical angle and decreased posterior height of the C1 vertebra concerning nasal breathers. The hyperextension of the head present is positively correlated with the length of the vertebra.


Objetivo: Este estudo teve como objetivo comparar por meio da tomografia computadorizada de feixe cônico (TCFC) a morfologia do atlas das vértebras cervicais (C1) e do eixo (C2) em respiradores orais (MB) e nasais (RN), correlacionando-os com a cabeça e posturas do pescoço dos dois grupos. Materiais e Métodos: Imagens de CBCT de 36 indivíduos com idades entre 11 e 22 anos foram avaliadas usando o software InVivo Dental 5.1 (Anatomage, San Jose, Califórnia). As seguintes medidas foram usadas para avaliar a morfologia de C1 e C2: altura posterior, altura anterior, comprimento e volume. O ângulo craniocervical (NSL/OPT) foi utilizado para avaliar a postura da cabeça em relação ao pescoço. Resultados: A altura posterior, comprimento e volume de C1 e C2 foram menores no grupo MB, mas apenas o tamanho posterior foi significativamente menor que o grupo RN (C1, p=0,01 / C2, =0,05). Os respiradores orais também apresentaram um ângulo craniocervical consideravelmente maior (p=0,04). O teste de Spearman mostrou correlação positiva significativa entre comprimento de C1 e C2 e ângulo craniocervical (C1, =0,629, p=0,005 / C2, =0,665, p=0,003). Conclusão: Os respiradores orais apresentaram aumento do ângulo craniocervical e diminuição da altura posterior da vértebra C1 em relação aos respiradores nasais. A hiperextensão da cabeça presente está positivamente correlacionada com o comprimento da vértebra.


Subject(s)
Dentistry , Cervical Atlas , Axis, Cervical Vertebra , Cone-Beam Computed Tomography , Mouth Breathing
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879436

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the treatment strategy and clinical efficacy for os odontoideum complicated with atlantoaxial dislocation.@*METHODS@#The clinical data of 17 patients with os odontoideum complicated with atlantoaxial dislocation surgically treated from January 2006 to January 2015 were retrospectively analyzed, including 7 males and 10 females, aged 17 to 53 (43.1±11.3) years old;course of disease was 3 to 27(10.2±6.9) months. All patients received cranial traction before operation, 12 of 14 patients with reducible dislocation were treated by posterior atlantoaxial fixation and fusion, and 2 patients with atlantooccipital deformity were treated by posterior occipitocervical fixation and fusion;3 patients with irreducible alantoaxial dislocation were treated by transoral approach decompression combined with posterior atlantoaxial fixation and fusion. The operation time, intraoperative blood loss and perioperative complications were recorded. Visual analogue scale (VAS) and Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) score were used to evaluate the change of neck pain and neurological function. Atlantoaxial joint fusion rate was evaluated by CT scan.@*RESULTS@#The operation time of posterior fixation and fusion ranged from 86 to 170 (92.2±27.5) min, and the intraoperative blood loss was 200-350 (250.7±65.2) ml. No vertebral artery injury and spinal cord injury were recorded. Among the patients underwent atlantoaxial fixation and fusion, 1 patient with reducible dislocation fixed by C@*CONCLUSION@#Surgical treatment of os odontoideum complicated with atlantoaxial dislocation can achieve satisfactory results, improve the patient's neurological function and improve the quality of life, however the surgical options needs to be individualized.


Subject(s)
Adolescent , Adult , Atlanto-Axial Joint/surgery , Axis, Cervical Vertebra , Female , Humans , Joint Dislocations/surgery , Male , Middle Aged , Quality of Life , Retrospective Studies , Spinal Fusion , Treatment Outcome , Young Adult
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Article in Spanish | LILACS, BNUY, UY-BNMED | ID: biblio-1142107

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La tendinitis calcificante del músculo largo del cuello es una patología subdiagnsoticada, de baja frecuencia, autolimitada. Se presenta clínicamente como una de las causas de odinofagia en la consulta médica. Se produce debido al depósito de cristales de hidroxiapatita en espacio retrofaríngeo, desencadenándose una respuesta inflamatoria local. En la TMLC el principal diagnóstico diferencial es el absceso retrofaríngeo, ya que puede presentarse clínicamente con odinofagia, disfagia , disminución de la movilidad del cuello y cervicalgia. En nuestro trabajo se analiza un caso clínico sobre dicha patología, en un hombre de 45 años; realizando un análisis de la sintomatología, diagnóstico y tratamiento de esta entidad.


Calcific tendinitis of the long neck muscle is an underdiagnosed, low frequency, self-limited pathology. It is clinically presented as one of the causes of odynophagia in the medical consultation. It occurs due to the deposit of hydroxyapatite crystals in the retropharyngeal space, triggering a local inflammatory response. On This patholgy, the main differential diagnosis is retropharyngeal abscess, since it can present clinically with odynophagia, dysphagia, decreased mobility of the neck, and neck pain. In our work, a clinical case of this pathology is analyzed, in a 45-year-old man; performing an analysis of the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this entity.


A tendinite calcificante do músculo longo do pescoço é uma patologia subdiagnsoticada, de baixa frequência, autolimitada. Apresenta-se clinicamente como uma das causas de odinofagia na consulta médica. Ocorre devido ao depósito de cristais de hidroxiapatita em espaço retrofaríngeo, desencadeando-se uma resposta inflamatória local. Na TMLC o principal diagnóstico diferencial é o abscesso retrofaríngeo, já que pode apresentar-se clinicamente com odinofagia, disfagia , diminuição da mobilidade do pescoço e cervicalgia. Em nosso trabalho analisa-se um caso clínico sobre essa patologia, em um homem de 45 anos; realizando uma análise da sintomatologia, diagnóstico e tratamento desta entidade.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Cervical Atlas/pathology , Axis, Cervical Vertebra/pathology , Calcinosis/diagnostic imaging , Tendinopathy/drug therapy , Tendinopathy/diagnostic imaging , Neck Muscles/pathology , Deglutition Disorders/etiology , Neck Pain/etiology , Diagnosis, Differential , Analgesics/therapeutic use
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Rev. cuba. ortop. traumatol ; 34(1): e220, ene.-jun. 2020. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1139114

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RESUMEN Se trata de un paciente masculino de 85 años de edad, que sufrió una caída y fue inmovilizado y trasladado al servicio de urgencia; refería dolor cervical y rigidez del cuello. Al examen neurológico no se constata déficit neurológico, salvo la contractura de la musculatura cervical. Se le diagnosticó espondilolistesis traumática del axis grado III confirmada mediante estudios radiográficos. Se le realizó abordaje anterior retrofaríngeo extendido con fijación con láminas y tornillos C2-3. El paciente utilizó ortesis rígida externa durante 4 semanas. Su evolución fue favorable(AU)


ABSTRACT This is an 85-year-old male patient who fell and was immobilized and transferred to the emergency department. He complained of neck pain and neck stiffness. Neurological examination revealed no neurological deficit, except for the contracture of the cervical musculature. Traumatic spondylolisthesis of the axis grade III confirmed by radiographic studies was diagnosed. An extended anterior retropharyngeal approach was performed with fixation with blades and C2-3 screws. The patient wore a rigid external orthosis for 4 weeks. His evolution was favorable(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Aged, 80 and over , Spinal Fusion/methods , Axis, Cervical Vertebra/injuries , Spondylolisthesis/surgery , Cervical Vertebrae/injuries
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Coluna/Columna ; 18(2): 98-100, June 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1011947

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ABSTRACT Objectives: The topography of the high cervical spine involves several traumatic, degenerative, and rheumatologic pathologies. With the evolution of surgical techniques and synthesis materials available for use in such region, an optimization of the anatomical understanding of this area is required. Methods: Therefore, this study evaluated 62 computed tomographies of the high cervical spine in an adult population, aiming at the study of the anatomical parameters of the axis pedicle. The measures analyzed in this observational study were pedicle length at axial section, pedicle length at sagittal section, pedicle thickness at axial section and interpedicular angulation. Results: Computed tomography is a necessary exam for the programming of C2 pedicle screws and is useful for determining the anatomical changes and evaluating the length of the screws that will be used. Furthermore, no statistically significant difference was observed in the length, angulation, and diameter of the pedicles of the axis in relation to sex or age. Conclusion: Regarding sex and age, no statistically significant difference on length, angulation, and pedicle diameter occur. There is an urgent need for computed tomography for surgical planning. Level of Evidence II; Transversal Diagnostic Studies - Investigation of a Diagnosis Test.


RESUMO Objetivos: A topografia da coluna cervical alta envolve diversas patologias de cunho traumático, degenerativo e reumatológico. Com a evolução de técnicas cirúrgicas e de materiais de síntese disponíveis para uso em tal região, é necessária uma otimização do entendimento anatômico desta área. Métodos: Assim, este estudo avaliou 62 tomografias computadorizadas da coluna cervical alta na população adulta, visando o estudo dos parâmetros anatômicos do pedículo do Áxis. Comprimento do pedículo no corte axial, comprimento do pedículo no corte sagital, espessura do pedículo no corte axial e angulação interpedicular foram as medidas analisadas neste estudo observacional. Resultados: A tomografia computadorizada mostra-se como um exame necessário para a programação da passagem de parafusos pediculares de C2, sendo útil para determinar as alterações anatômicas e avaliar o comprimento dos parafusos que irão ser utilizados. Também, não foram observadas diferenças estatisticamente significantes no comprimento, angulação e diâmetro dos pedículos do áxis em relação ao sexo. Conclusão: Não foram observadas diferenças estatisticamente significantes no comprimento, na angulação e no diâmetro dos pedículos. Urge a necessidade da Tomografia Computadorizada para o planejamento cirúrgico. Nível de Evidência II; Estudos Transversais de diagnósticos - Investigação de um exame para diagnóstico.


RESUMEN Objetivos: La topografía de la columna cervical alta involucra diversas patologías de origen traumático, degenerativo y reumatológico. Con la evolución de técnicas quirúrgicas y de materiales de síntesis disponibles para uso en tal región, es necesaria una optimización del entendimiento anatómico de esta área. Métodos: Así, este estudio evaluó 62 tomografías computarizadas de columna cervical alta en una población adulta, visando el estudio de los parámetros anatómicos del pedículo de axis. Las medidas analizadas en este estudio observacional fueron la longitud del pedículo en corte axial, la longitud del pedículo en corte sagital, el espesor del pedículo en corte axial y la angulación interpedicular. Resultados: La tomografía computarizada se muestra como un examen necesario para la programación del paso de tornillos pediculares de C2, siendo útil para determinar los cambios anatómicos y evaluar la longitud de los tornillos que se van a utilizar. Además, no se observó diferencias estadísticamente significativas en la longitud, angulación y diámetro de los pedículos del áxis en relación al sexo. Conclusión: En relación al sexo y edad no ocurren diferencias estadísticamente significativas en la longitud, la angulación y el diámetro de los pedículos. Urge la necesidad de la tomografía computarizada para la planificación quirúrgica. Nivel de Evidencia II; Estudios transversales de diagnóstico - Investigación de un examen para diagnóstico.


Subject(s)
Humans , Axis, Cervical Vertebra , Tomography, X-Ray Computed , Reference Parameters
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Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. (1992) ; 65(2): 198-203, Feb. 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-990341

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SUMMARY OBJECTIVE: To present the surgical results of patients who underwent axis screw instrumentation, discussing surgical nuances and complications of the techniques used. METHODS: Retrospective case-series evaluation of patients who underwent spinal surgery with axis instrumentation using screws. RESULTS: Sixty-five patients were included in this study. The most common cause of mechanical instability was spinal cord trauma involving the axis (36 patients - 55.4%), followed by congenital craniocervical malformation (12 patients - 18.5%). Thirty-seven (57%) patients required concomitant C1 fusion. Bilateral axis fixation was performed in almost all cases. Twenty-three patients (35.4%) underwent bilateral laminar screws fixation; pars screws were used in twenty-two patients (33.8%), and pedicular screws were used isolated in only three patients (4.6%). In fourteen patients (21.5%), we performed a hybrid construction. There was no neurological worsening nor vertebral artery injury in this series. CONCLUSION: Axis screw instrumentation proved to be a safe and efficient method for cervical stabilization. Laminar and pars screws were the most commonly used


RESUMO OBJETIVO: Apresentar os resultados cirúrgicos de pacientes submetidos à instrumentação com parafusos do áxis, discutindo nuances cirúrgicas e complicações das técnicas utilizadas. MÉTODOS: Série retrospectiva de pacientes submetidos à instrumentação do áxis utilizando parafusos. RESULTADOS: Sessenta e cinco pacientes foram incluídos neste estudo. A causa mais comum de instabilidade foi trauma raquimedular envolvendo o áxis (36 pacientes - 55,4%), seguida por malformação craniocervical congênita (12 pacientes - 18,5%). Trinta e sete (57%) pacientes necessitaram concomitante fusão de C1. Fixação bilateral foi realizada em quase todos os casos. Vinte e três pacientes (35,4%) foram submetidos à fixação com parafusos de lâmina; parafusos de pars foram utilizados em 22 pacientes (33,8%) e de pedículo, isoladamente, em três (4,6%). Em 14 casos (21,5%), realizamos técnicas combinadas. Não houve piora neurológica ou lesão de artéria vertebral nesta série de casos. CONCLUSÃO: A instrumentação com parafusos do áxis foi um método seguro e eficaz para estabilização cervical. A fixação da lâmina e a da pars foram as técnicas mais utilizadas.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Child, Preschool , Child , Adolescent , Adult , Aged , Young Adult , Spinal Fusion/instrumentation , Axis, Cervical Vertebra/surgery , Bone Screws/adverse effects , Postoperative Complications , Spinal Fusion/adverse effects , Spinal Fusion/methods , Retrospective Studies , Treatment Outcome , Middle Aged
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Asian Spine Journal ; : 290-295, 2019.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-762923

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STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective radiological study. PURPOSE: We aimed to determine the prevalence of ponticulus posticus (PP) and high-riding vertebral artery (HRVA) occurring simultaneously on the same side (PP+HRVA) and in cases of PP+HRVA, to assess C2 radio-anatomical measurements for C2 pars length, pedicle width, and laminar thickness. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: PP and HRVA predispose individuals to vertebral artery injuries during atlantoaxial fixation. In cases of PP+HRVA, the construct options thus become limited. METHODS: Consecutive computed tomography scans (n=210) were reviewed for PP and HRVA (defined as an internal height of <2 mm and an isthmus height of <5 mm). In scans with PP+HRVA, we measured the ipsilateral pedicle width, pars length, and laminar thickness and compared them with controls (those without PP or HRVA). RESULTS: PP was present in 14.76% and HRVA in 20% of scans. Of the 420 sides in 210 scans, PP+HRVA was present on 13 sides (seven right and six left). In scans with PP+HRVA, the C2 pars length was shorter compared with controls (13.69 mm in PP+HRVA vs. 20.65 mm in controls, p<0.001). The mean C2 pedicle width was 2.53 mm in scans with PP+HRVA vs. 5.83 mm in controls (p<0.001). The mean laminar thickness was 4.92 and 5.48 mm in scans with PP+HRVA and controls, respectively (p=0.209). CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of PP+HRVA was approximately 3% in the present study. Our data suggest that, in such situations, C2 pedicle width and pars length create important safety limitations for a proposed screw, whereas the translaminar thickness appears safe for a proposed screw.


Subject(s)
Axis, Cervical Vertebra , Cervical Atlas , Prevalence , Retrospective Studies , Vertebral Artery
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Int. j. morphol ; 36(4): 1331-1336, Dec. 2018. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-975704

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El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar de manera integral los parámetros morfométricos de la vértebra axis (C2) en la población mexicana involucrados en la realización de procedimientos quirúrgicos con el fin de proveer datos cuantitativos indispensables en su abordaje quirúrgico. Para este estudio se utilizaron un total de 576 vértebras axis (C2) de población mexicana contemporánea. Las mediciones de las vértebras se efectuaron bilateralmente utilizando un vernier digital milimétrico con una precisión de 0.01 mm (Mitutoyo Digimatic w/Absolute Encoders- Series 500). Un total de 576 vértebras axis (C2), fueron medidas de manera bilateral, todas nuestras mediciones se reportaron en mm. El promedio del ancho del pedículo fue de 8,96 mm con una DE ± 2,11 mm. El promedio de la altura del pedículo fue de 10,82 mm con una DE de ± 1,89 mm. El promedio de la altura del proceso odontoideo fue de 16,90 mm con una DE de ± 2,99 mm. El promedio del ancho del proceso odontoideo fue de 9,99 mm con una de DE de ± 0,80 mm. El promedio del diámetro de la faceta articular fue de 8,44 mm con una DE de ± 1,04 mm. El promedio del diámetro AP del cuerpo vertebral fue de 15,11 mm con una DE de ± 1,88 mm. El promedio del diámetro trasverso del cuerpo vertebral fue de 17,93 mm con una DE de ± 2,22 mm. El promedio de la altura del cuerpo vertebral fue de 18,54 mm con una DE de 2,38 mm. El promedio de la altura de las láminas fue de 11,53 mm con una DE de ± 1,39 mm. El promedio del ancho de las láminas fue de 6,10 mm con una DE de ± 1,44 mm. Los resultados obtenidos en nuestras mediciones demuestran una variación con los resultados de otros autores en diferentes estudios de piezas osteológicas y de estudios de imagen del axis (C2), lo que sugiere, con el fin de reducir los riesgo de daño a estructuras neurovasculares, utilizar técnicas y medidas especiales para la estabilización atlantoaxial de la población mexicana.


The aim of the study was to evaluate the morphometric parameters of the axis vértebra (C2) in the Mexican population involved in the performance of surgical procedures in order to provide essential quantitative data in their surgical approach. A total of 576 axis vertebrae (C2) of contemporary Mexican population were used for this study. The measurements of the vertebrae were made bilaterally using a millimeter digital vernier with an accuracy of 0.01 millimeters (Mitutoyo Digimatic w / Absolute Encoders - Series 500). A total of 576 axis vertebrae (C2) were measured bilaterally, all our measurements were reported in millimeters. The average width of the pedicle was 8.96 mm with a SD ± 2.11 mm. The average height of the pedicle was 10.82 mm with a SD of ± 1.89 mm. The average height of the odontoid process was 16.90 mm with a SD of ± 2.99 mm. The average width of the odontoid process was 9.99 mm with a SD of ± 0.80 mm. The average diameter of the articular facet was 8.44 mm with a SD of ± 1.04 mm. The average diameter of the AP of the vertebral body was 15.11 mm with a SD of ± 1.88 mm. The average transverse diameter of the vertebral body was 17.93 mm with a SD of ± 2.22 mm. The average height of the vertebral body was 18.54 mm with a SD of 2.38 mm. The average height of the lamina was 11.53 mm with a SD of ± 1.39 mm. The average width of the lamina was 6.10 mm with a SD of ± 1.44 mm. The results obtained in our measurements show a variation with the results of other authors in different studies of osteological pieces and studies of the axis image (C2), which suggests the use of techniques and special measures for the atlantoaxial stabilization of the Mexican population in order to reduce the risk of damage to neurovascular structures.


Subject(s)
Humans , Atlanto-Axial Joint/anatomy & histology , Axis, Cervical Vertebra/anatomy & histology , Atlanto-Axial Joint/surgery , Cross-Sectional Studies , Mexico
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Medisan ; 22(7)jul.-ago. 2018. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-955057

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Se presenta el caso clínico de un paciente con diagnóstico de cuadriparesia debido a una fractura vertebral cervical y compresión medular graves, producidas por una caída desde una altura de 2 metros. Según el examen físico, los estudios radiológicos y la aplicación de escalas neurológicas, presentaba pérdida total de la función motora, de la discriminación sensorial del dolor y de la temperatura por debajo del nivel de lesión. Debido a las secuelas de las lesiones traumáticas en el sistema nervioso central, se aplicó tratamiento bioenergético rehabilitador: magnetoterapia y craneopuntura, complementado con kinesioterapia y terapia ocupacional, y se obtuvo una mejoría de la fuerza, el tono muscular y la capacidad funcional, con coordinación de la marcha.


The case report of a patient with diagnosis of quadriparesis due to a cervical vertebral fracture and severe medullary compression, taking place due to a fall from a height of 2 meters is presented. According to the physical examination, the radiological studies and the use of neurological scales, he presented total loss of the motor function, of the sensorial discrimination of pain and of temperature under the lesion level. Due to the sequels of the traumatic lesions in the central nervous system, bioenergetic rehabilitative treatment was applied: magnetotherapy and craneopuncture, supplemented with kinesiotherapy and occupational therapy, and an improvement of the force, the muscle tone and the functional capacity, with coordination of walking was obtained.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Quadriplegia/rehabilitation , Magnetic Field Therapy , Medicine, Chinese Traditional , Spinal Cord Compression/rehabilitation , Spine , Axis, Cervical Vertebra/injuries
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Arq. bras. neurocir ; 36(2): 101-107, 30/06/2017.
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-911174

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In this article, we present the techniques of axis screw fixation (laminar, pars, pedicle and transarticular screws), discussing the indications and contraindications of each one, as well as surgical tips and anatomical landmarks.


No presente artigo, apresentamos as técnicas de fixação do áxis com parafusos (lamina, parafusos de pars, pedículo e transarticular), discutindos as indicações e contraindicações das mesmas, assim como dicas cirúrgicas e parâmetros anatômicos relevantes.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Axis, Cervical Vertebra/surgery , Pedicle Screws
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Coluna/Columna ; 15(1): 61-64, Jan.-Mar. 2016. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-779069

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ABSTRACT Objective: Analysis of the use of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cages for atlantoaxial facet realignment and distraction for treatment of basilar invagination by Goel technique. Method: Retrospective descriptive statistical analysis of the neurological status, pain, presence of subsidence and bone fusion with the use of PEEK cages in 8 atlantoaxial joints of 4 patients with basilar invagination. All patients were treated with atlantoaxial facet distraction and realignment and subsequent arthrodesis C1-C2 by the technique of Goel modified by the use of PEEK cage. Results: All patients showed improvement in Nurick neurological assessment scale and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) of pain. There were no cases of subsidence, migration, or damage to the vertebral artery during the insertion of the cage. All joints evolved with bone fusion, assessed by dynamic radiographs, and computed tomography. Two patients developed neuropathic pain in dermatome of C2 and one patient had unilateral vertebral artery injury during C2 instrumentation treated with insertion of pedicle screw to control the bleeding. Conclusion: The results of the treatment of basilar invagination by the Goel technique with the use of PEEK cages shown to be effective and safe although further studies are needed to confirm this use.


RESUMO Objetivo: Análise do uso do implante tipo cage em poli-éter-éter-cetona (PEEK) no realinhamento e distração facetária atlantoaxial da invaginação basilar pela técnica de Goel. Método: Análise estatística descritiva retrospectiva de estado neurológico, dor, presença de fusão óssea e subsidência com o uso do cage em PEEK em 8 articulações atlantoaxiais de 4 pacientes portadores de invaginação basilar, todos tratados com distração, realinhamento atlantoaxial e artrodese posterior C1-C2 pela técnica de Goel, modificada pela utilização do cage em PEEK. Resultados: Todos os pacientes apresentaram melhora na escala de avaliação neurológica de Nurick e na Escala Visual Analógica (EVA) de dor. Não ocorreu caso de subsidência, migração ou dano à artéria vertebral decorrente da colocação do cage. Cem por cento das articulações evoluíram com fusão óssea, avaliada por radiografia dinâmica e tomografia computadorizada. Dois pacientes evoluíram com dor neuropática no dermátomo de C2 e em um paciente houve lesão unilateral da artéria vertebral durante a instrumentação de C2, tratada com inserção do parafuso pedicular para controle do sangramento. Conclusão: Os resultados da redução vertical da invaginação basilar pela técnica de Goel com a utilização de cage em PEEK mostrou ser eficaz e segura, porém ainda são necessários estudos para confirmar essa utilização.


RESUMEN Objetivo: Análisis del uso del implante tipo caja en poli-éter-éter-cetona (PEEK) en el realineamiento y distracción facetaria atlantoaxial de la invaginación basilar por la técnica de Goel. Métodos: Fue realizado un análisis estadístico descriptivo retrospectivo del status neurológico, dolor, presencia de fusión ósea y hundimiento con el uso de la caja en PEEK en 8 articulaciones atlantoaxiales de 4 pacientes que presentaban invaginación basilar, todos tratados con distracción y realineamiento atlantoaxial y artrodesis posterior C1-C2 mediante la técnica de Goel. Resultados: Todos los pacientes presentaron mejoría en la escala de evaluación neurológica de Nurick y en la Escala Visual Analógica (EVA) del dolor. No hubo casos de hundimiento, migración o daño a la arteria vertebral debido a la colocación del implante. El 100% de las articulaciones evolucionaron con fusión ósea evaluada por radiografía dinámica y tomografía computarizada. Dos pacientes evolucionaron con dolor neuropático en el dermatomo de C2, y en un paciente hubo lesión unilateral de la arteria vertebral durante la instrumentación de C2, tratada con inserción de un tornillo pedicular para control del sangrado. Conclusión: Los resultados de la reducción vertical de la invaginación basilar por la técnica de Goel con el uso de caja en PEEK han demostrado ser eficaz y segura pero se necesitan más estudios para confirmar este uso.


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Humans , Axis, Cervical Vertebra/abnormalities , Prostheses and Implants , Atlanto-Axial Joint , Treatment Outcome
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Rev. Asoc. Argent. Ortop. Traumatol ; 81(Supl): S23-S27, 2016. ilus, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-831232

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La espondilolistesis traumática del axis representa un 5% de las fracturas cervicales y es definida por una fractura de la pars interarticularis de la segunda vértebra cervical. El mecanismo de esta fractura, en general, implica fuerzas de hiperextensión. Los aspectos más importantes relacionados con el pronóstico y tratamiento son el compromiso discal C2-C3, el compromiso neurológico y la presencia de luxación facetaria. En relación con los tratamientos conservador o quirúrgico en patrones no desplazados, la cirugía podría determinar una recuperación precoz. Por otro lado, se han descrito buenos resultados con el uso del halo chaleco. Se presenta un caso de espondilolistesis traumática del axis tratado con osteosíntesis directa a través de un abordaje posterior en un paciente que rechazó el tratamiento conservador.


Traumatic spondylolisthesis of the axis accounts for 5% of all cervical spine fractures and is defined as a pars interarticularis fracture in the second cervical vertebra. Its mechanism usually involves hyperextension forces. The most important aspects related to prognosis and treatment are C2-C3 disk injury, neurological involvement, facetary dislocation and displacement. As regards the conservative or surgical management in non-displaced patterns, surgical management could result in an early recovery; however, there are good results with halo vest immobilization. We present a case with C2 direct crew osteosynthesis through a posterior approach in a patient who refused conservative treatment.


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Spondylolisthesis/surgery , Axis, Cervical Vertebra , Cervical Vertebrae/surgery , Cervical Vertebrae/injuries
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Asian Spine Journal ; : 170-175, 2016.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-28498

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Developmental anomalies of the axis are commonly encountered, especially anomalies involving the odontoid process. Anomalies of the posterior elements are uncommon. We describe a unique case of agenesis of posterior elements of C2 with basilar invagination and atlanto-axial dislocation. An obese 8-year-old boy presented with symptoms of cervical myelopathy. Radiological workup revealed a craniovertebral junction anomaly with occipitalised atlas, absent posterior elements of axis, and hypertrophied C3 spinous process. Atlanto-axial instability and basilar invagination was present. Magnetic resonance angiography revealed hypoplastic left vertebral artery. Traction with cervical tongs failed to improve the alignment and symptoms. Anterior trans-oral release, followed by posterior decompression and custom-made instrumentation, was done. The patient recovered completely and was asymptomatic at the end of two years. X-ray and computed tomography scan demonstrated reduction of basilar invagination and maintenance of alignment. This is the first case to be reported of agenesis of posterior elements of axis associated with basilar invagination. One should look for this condition in patients with hypertrophied spinous process of C3. Utilization of hypoplastic pedicle of axis serves as an additional fixation point to increase the stability of the construct.


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Axis, Cervical Vertebra , Child , Decompression , Joint Dislocations , Humans , Magnetic Resonance Angiography , Male , Odontoid Process , Spinal Cord Diseases , Spine , Traction , Vertebral Artery
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Asian Spine Journal ; : 377-384, 2016.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-109201

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The spine has several important functions including load transmission, permission of limited motion, and protection of the spinal cord. The vertebrae form functional spinal units, which represent the smallest segment that has characteristics of the entire spinal column. Discs and paired facet joints within each functional unit form a three-joint complex between which loads are transmitted. Surrounding the spinal motion segment are ligaments, composed of elastin and collagen, and joint capsules which restrict motion to within normal limits. Ligaments have variable strengths and act via different lever arm lengths to contribute to spinal stability. As a consequence of the longer moment arm from the spinous process to the instantaneous axis of rotation, inherently weaker ligaments (interspinous and supraspinous) are able to provide resistance to excessive flexion. Degenerative processes of the spine are a normal result of aging and occur on a spectrum. During the second decade of life, the intervertebral disc demonstrates histologic evidence of nucleus pulposus degradation caused by reduced end plate blood supply. As disc height decreases, the functional unit is capable of an increased range of axial rotation which subjects the posterior facet capsules to greater mechanical loads. A concurrent change in load transmission across the end plates and translation of the instantaneous axis of rotation further increase the degenerative processes at adjacent structures. The behavior of the functional unit is impacted by these processes and is reflected by changes in the stress-strain relationship. Back pain and other clinical symptoms may occur as a result of the biomechanical alterations of degeneration.


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Aging , Arm , Axis, Cervical Vertebra , Back Pain , Capsules , Collagen , Elastin , Intervertebral Disc , Joint Capsule , Ligaments , Spinal Cord , Spine , Zygapophyseal Joint
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-111599

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PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the fracture resistance and the mode of fracture of endodontically treated teeth restored with different fiber posts and all-ceramic crowns. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two glass fiber reinforced post systems in two different sizes and polyethylene fiber ribbon in two different thicknesses (n=10) were used. The specimens, restored with all-ceramic crowns, were subjected to a compressive load (in N) delivered at a 130-degree angle to the long axis until a fracture could be noted. The results were analyzed statistically with a One-Way ANOVA test (P<.05). RESULTS: Statistically significant differences were observed between the mean fracture resistance values of Postec, Snowlight, and Kerr Connect thin specimens (P<.0095). The Postec results (395.70 N) were found to be significantly higher than the others. No statistical difference was observed among the thick specimens (P<.2657). The mean fracture resistance values of the Snowlight thick samples were found to be higher than those of the Snowlight thin samples. The specimens were always fractured around the cemento-enamel junction at the palatinal side. No post fracture was observed for the thin Snowlight and Kerr Connect specimens or for the thick Postec and Kerr Connect specimens. Among the common failure types of the specimens, the worst was observed to be the root fracture failure. The highest post dislodgement failure result (80%) was obtained from the thin Kerr Connect specimen. CONCLUSION: In terms of optimizing fracture resistance, the fiber post size selection should be done according to the forces applied to the restored teeth.


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Axis, Cervical Vertebra , Crowns , Glass , Polyethylene , Tooth
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-116057

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BACKGROUND: The chronic use of glucocorticoids (GC) suppresses function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and often results in secondary adrenal insufficiency (AI). The present study aimed to determine the recovery rate of adrenal function in patients with secondary AI within 1 to 2 years and to assess the factors predictive of adrenal function recovery. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study that enrolled patients diagnosed with GC-induced secondary AI between 2007 and 2013. AI was defined by peak serum cortisol levels <18 µg/dL during a standard-dose short synacthen test (SST). A follow-up SST was performed after 1 to 2 years, and responders were defined as those with adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-stimulated peak serum cortisol levels ≥18 µg/dL. RESULTS: Of the total 34 patients diagnosed with GC-induced secondary AI at first, 20 patients (58.8%) recovered normal adrenal function by the time of the follow-up SST (median follow-up period, 16.5 months). Although the baseline serum ACTH and cortisol levels at the first SST did not differ between responders and non-responders, the incremental cortisol response during the first SST was higher in responders than that of non-responders (7.88 vs. 3.56, P<0.01). Additionally, higher cortisol increments during the first SST were an independent predictive factor of the adrenal function recovery (odds ratio, 1.58; 95% confidence interval, 1.02 to 2.46; P<0.05). CONCLUSION: In the present study, adrenal function recovery was achieved frequently in patients with GC-induced secondary AI within 1 to 2 years. Additionally, an incremental cortisol response at the first SST may be an important predictive factor of adrenal function recovery.


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Adrenal Insufficiency , Adrenocorticotropic Hormone , Axis, Cervical Vertebra , Follow-Up Studies , Glucocorticoids , Humans , Hydrocortisone , Observational Study , Recovery of Function , Retrospective Studies
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-119409

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BACKGROUND: The cytopathic effects of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection have been well described since the virus was first reported; however, the morphology of CMV infection has not been clearly studied. We examined the difference in detailed cytologic findings in bronchial washing cytology between liquid-based and conventionally prepared smears. METHODS: Bronchial washing cytology was processed using either the conventional preparation (CP) or liquid-based preparation (LBP). Sixty-nine cells with typical cytopathic effects of CMV infection were detected on CP slides and 18 cells on LBP slides. Using the image analyzer, area, circumference, major axis, and minor axis of the cytoplasm, nucleus, and intranuclear inclusion were measured in singly scattered CMV-infected cells, and histiocytes were used as a control. RESULTS: The mean cytoplasmic area of CMV-infected cells was 1.47 times larger than that of histiocytes in CP and 2.92 times larger in LBP (p<.05). The mean nuclear area of CMV-infected cells was 2.61 times larger than that of histiocytes in CP and 4.25 times larger in LBP (p<.05). The nucleus to cytoplasm ratio and intranuclear inclusion to cytoplasm ratio of the mean area, circumference, major axis, and minor axis in CP were larger than those in LBP (p<.05). CONCLUSIONS: The sizes of cytoplasm, nucleus, and intranuclear inclusion were larger in LBP than in CP, indicating that CMV-infected cells are easily detectable in LBP. However, the nucleus-to-cytoplasm ratio was larger in CP, suggesting that differentiation from malignancy or regenerative atypia requires caution in CP.


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Axis, Cervical Vertebra , Cytomegalovirus , Cytoplasm , Histiocytes , Intranuclear Inclusion Bodies , Lung
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-39561

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OBJECTIVE: To assess the intra-rater and inter-rater reliability for measuring femoral anteversion angle (FAA) by a radiographic method using three-dimensional computed tomography reconstruction (3D-CT). METHODS: The study included 82 children who presented with intoeing gait. 3D-CT data taken between 2006 and 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. FAA was measured by 3D-CT. FAA is defined as the angle between the long axis of the femur neck and condylar axis of the distal femur. FAA measurement was performed twice at both lower extremities by each rater. The intra-rater and inter-rater reliability were calculated by intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC). RESULTS: One hundred and sixty-four lower limbs of 82 children (31 boys and 51 girls, 6.3±3.2 years old) were included. The ICCs of intra-rater measurement for the angle of femoral neck axis (NA) were 0.89 for rater A and 0.96 for rater B, and those of condylar axis (CA) were 0.99 for rater A and 0.99 for rater B, respectively. The ICC of inter-rater measurement for the angle of NA was 0.89 and that of CA was 0.92. By each rater, the ICCs of the intrarater measurement for FAA were 0.97 for rater A and 0.95 for rater B, respectively and the ICC of the inter-rater measurement for FAA was 0.89. CONCLUSION: The 3D-CT measures for FAA are reliable within individual raters and between different raters. The 3D-CT measures of FAA can be a useful method for accurate diagnosis and follow-up of femoral anteversion.


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Axis, Cervical Vertebra , Bone Anteversion , Child , Diagnosis , Female , Femur , Femur Neck , Follow-Up Studies , Gait , Humans , Imaging, Three-Dimensional , Lower Extremity , Retrospective Studies
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-84978

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Gut microbiome is an integral part of the Gut-Brain axis. It is becoming increasingly recognized that the presence of a healthy and diverse gut microbiota is important to normal cognitive and emotional processing. It was known that altered emotional state and chronic stress can change the composition of gut microbiome, but it is becoming more evident that interaction between gut microbiome and central nervous system is bidirectional. Alteration in the composition of the gut microbiome can potentially lead to increased intestinal permeability and impair the function of the intestinal barrier. Subsequently, neuro-active compounds and metabolites can gain access to the areas within the central nervous system that regulate cognition and emotional responses. Deregulated inflammatory response, promoted by harmful microbiota, can activate the vagal system and impact neuropsychological functions. Some bacteria can produce peptides or short chain fatty acids that can affect gene expression and inflammation within the central nervous system. In this review, we summarize the evidence supporting the role of gut microbiota in modulating neuropsychological functions of the central nervous system and exploring the potential underlying mechanisms.


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Anxiety , Axis, Cervical Vertebra , Bacteria , Central Nervous System , Cognition , Depression , Fatty Acids , Gene Expression , Inflammation , Microbiota , Peptides , Permeability
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