JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/31823
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Author Tanaka, Masato| Nakanishi, Kazuo| Sugimoto, Yoshihisa| Misawa, Haruo| Takigawa, Tomoyuki| Nishida, Keiichiro| Ozaki, Toshifumi|
Abstract <p>Scoliosis is a common clinical manifestation of Rett syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder that almost exclusively affects females. The spinal curve in patients with Rett syndrome is typically a long C curve of a neuromuscular type. As the onset of the scoliosis is very early and shows rapid progression, early surgical intervention has been recommended to prevent a life-threatening collapsing spine syndrome. However, there are high perioperative risks in Rett syndrome patients who undergo spinal surgery, such as neurological compromise and respiratory dysfunction due to rigid spinal curve. We herein report the surgical result of treating severe rapid progressive thoracic scoliosis in a 16-year-old girl with Rett syndrome. Posterior segmental pedicle screw fixation was performed from T1 to L3 using a computer-assisted technique. Post-operative radiography demonstrated a good correction of the curve in both the sagittal and coronal alignment. There were no postoperative complications such as neurological compromise. The patient had maintained satisfactory spinal balance as of the 3-year follow-up examination.</p>
Keywords Rett syndrome scoliosis computer navigation-assisted surgery segmental pedicle screw fixation
Amo Type Case Report
Published Date 2009-12
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume63
Issue issue6
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 373
End Page 377
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 20035294
Web of Sience KeyUT 000273145900009
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/30758
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Author Tanaka, Masato| Nakahara, Shinnosuke| Ito, Yauo| Nakanishi, Kazuo| Sugimoto, Yoshihisa| Ikuma, Hisanori| Ozaki, Toshifumi|
Abstract <p>The purpose of this study was to investigate the surgical outcomes and to determine indicators of the necessity of surgical intervention. Twelve consecutive patients harboring symptomatic sacral perineural cysts were treated between 1995 and 2003. All patients were assessed for neurological deficits and pain by neurological examination. Magnetic resonance of imaging, computerized tomography, and myelography were performed to detect signs of delayed filling of the cysts. We performed a release of the valve and imbrication of the sacral cysts with laminectomies in 8 cases or recapping laminectomies in 4 cases. After surgery, symptoms improved in 10 (83%) of 12 patients, with an average follow-up of 27 months. Ten patients had sacral perineural cysts with signs of positive filling defect. Two (17%) of 12 patients experienced no significant improvement. In one of these patients, the filling defect was negative. In conclusion, a positive filling defect may become an indicator of good treatment outcomes.</p>
Keywords Tarlov cyst sacral perineural cyst meningeal cyst meningeal diverticulum sacral radiculopathy
Amo Type Article
Published Date 2006-02
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume60
Issue issue1
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 65
End Page 70
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 16508691
Web of Sience KeyUT 000235538900008
Author Tanaka, Masato| Sugimoto, Yoshihisa| Misawa, Haruo| Takahata, Tomohiro| Ozaki, Toshifumi|
Published Date 2010-04-01
Publication Title 岡山医学会雑誌
Volume volume122
Issue issue1
Content Type Journal Article
Author 田中 雅人|
Published Date 1994-03-25
Publication Title
Content Type Thesis or Dissertation