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NEWS

January/06/2007

Surgical treatment in paraplegia survey:

Cross-anastamosis in paraplegia below D9 started to give results. The last documented case operated 1 year ago in a patient from Israel came to the clinic 3 weeks ago. ECS and EMG performed showed that there is starting innervation of Th 11 and 12. The patient's lower limbs muscles became bulky and he could contract the lower abdominal muscles and some movements in the pelvic girdle. Crude sensation descended down to the inguinal level both sides. If you are more interested in this topic, click here! 

March/08/2007

Tuberculosis of the spine

In the last 2 years the incidence of tuberculosis of the spinal column is becoming more frequent and having different clinico-morphologic picture. This phenomenon is alarming sign as the residual of the use of dirty bombs and several radioactive materials in the surrounding dirty wars in the region. For demonstration click here! and here!

20-AUGUST-2007

SIEMENS Digital C-arm is implemented and functioning in the Shmaisani hospital.

30-AUGUST-2007

The Inomed ISIS Highline neurophysiologic navigation system start to work at the operating room.

28-November-2013

Magnetom Skyra 3 tesla with all clinical applications start to run.

 

 
 
 
 

3.  20-JAUARY-2007  IZZAT MUHAMED MUSTAFA 65 YEARS  LCS L4-5, L5-S1 WITH BILATERAL LATERAL RECESS SYNDROME.

 

 

Anamnesis

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The patient came to the clinic 10-January-2007 complaining of LBP for 3 years with right sciatica. He claimed deterioration the last 3 months  with inability to walk more than 20 meters with intermittent claudication. MRI lumbar spine performed 04-February-2002 showed LCS L4-5.

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On examination: SLRS was 20 degrees in the right with weak dorsi and planterflexion both feet. There is diabetic neuropathy with diminished sensation of both feet above the ankle.

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MRI performed 13-January-2007 showed severe stenosis L4-5 and L5-S1 with I-degree spondylolisthesis L5-S1 with synovitis of the L4-5 and L5-S1 facets both sides.

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Laminectomy of L5 and partial of L4 and upper edge of S1 was performed. Foraminotomy of L5, S1 roots both sides was achieved. It was noticeable, that the left L4-5 foramen was very narrow, that special attention was needed for that area.

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A very small amount of synovial fluid came out of the facet joints. confirming the presence of the above-mentioned synovitis.

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The dura was very transparent, that the running roots were seen through it.

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Routine closure with smooth postoperative recovery with immediate postoperative normalization of the power of the feet.

Comments:

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Lumbar canal stenosis is a progressive disease and when the clinical manifestations take place surgery is the only solution, to stop the escalation of the pathologic process.

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Inflammatory process, such as synovitis and hypertrophy of the ligamentum flavum increase the deteriorating factors in lumbar canal stenosis.

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Most of the cases with LCS have lateral recess syndrome, and foraminotomy is a must in resolving the problem. Checking the foramina is mandatory in such surgery and adapted instrumentation must be available with the surgeon to be sure that no compression is left behind.

 

 
     
 

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