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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.

 

 
 
 
 

07.  25-OCTOBER-2007  MUHAMED ABDEL-RAHMAN AQEEL  3 YEARS  INTRADURAL LUMBO-SACRAL GIANT CONUS MEDULLARIS EPIDERMOID WITH TETHERED CORD SYNDROME.

 

 
 

Anamnesis

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The patient came from YAR 22-October-2007 with parents, who noticed, that he has difficulty of walking since he started to walk.

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MRI performed 29-August-2007 showing intradural mass extending from L3 down to S3 with tethered cord.

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On examination, which was hard to estimate, because the age of the patient was free. He had no apparent neurological deficit, including the micturition and defecation functions. He had bilateral flat feet and the parents noticed deterioration of walking.

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The patient was sent to perform MRI of the cervico-medullary junction to rule out the presence of associated anomalies, which proved to be normal.

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Under Highline Inomed ISIS IOM, MEP, SEP, DRAP, after application of stimulating electrodes to the penis and recording electrodes around the anal sphincter.

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Anaesthesia was guided with pump infusion of fentanyl 0.05   g/Kg/h and tracorium 0.02   g/Kg/h and ketamine 0.02   g/Kg/h with N2O 40%. No inhalational material was used.

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Block laminotomy of L2-L5 was done and reflected upward.

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Longitudinal incision of the dura and midline of the posterior aspect of the mass after confirming the absence of any neural tissues.

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It came evident, that the mass is intramedullary with the conus medullaris pushed down with epidermoid is the mass. The epidermiod was totally resected and the wall was meticulously cleaned off. There was a hair inside the mass, which was whitish and soft in consistency. Continuous EMG was running during the operation, which ruled out any surgical damage to the neural structures. anal M-wave was obtained several times and and at the end of the operation, SEP and MEP were performed and stimulation of the penis could give good SEP from G1 and G2 recording electrodes. Using MEP with low stimulation it was possible to record the contraction of the anus.

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Untethering of the spinal cord at its lower end from the left side with dissection all the dorsal and ventral roots and rootlets and the upper part of the abnormal spinal cord was dissected of the stuck dura until the CSF came free all around.

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Routine closure with smooth postoperative recovery. The patient has good sensation in the anal region.

Comments:

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The case is very interesting and challenging from the electrophysiological point of view. CNAP almost impossible to perform due to small length of the roots. It was felt that a qualified personnel must be appointed to perform the electrophysiologic monitoring and the neurosurgeon cannot do surgery and jump to perform the various tasks, needed at various steps of the operation.

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The anaesthesia protocol was successful and it will be intended to be used to children in the future.

 
     
 

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