Showing Case Studies for: Resection (e.g. tumor)

MIS Treatment of Spondylolisthesis

Presented by: C. Barry MD

The patient is a 61-year-old male with a 3-year history of progressive severe low back pain and pain in both legs. His back pain is mechanical in nature; 60% back and 40% leg pain. He has a 6-month history of right lower extremity weakness.

Facet Arthropathy with Back Pain, Stenosis, Synovial Cyst and L5 Radiculopathy

Presented by: S. Ritland MD

The patient is a 67-year-old female with intermittent back pain that has become somewhat more severe for one year. She was referred to a physiatrist 5 months prior to my treatment after development of pain referring down her left leg. She underwent a series of blocks for back pain and a left L5 radiculitis without weakness.

Cervical Spine Multiple Myeloma With Kyphotic Deformity and Cervical Myelopathy

Presented by: A. Khalil MD
The patient is a 60-year-old female with a history of multiple myeloma and worsening mechanical neck pain. Associated symptoms include increased arm and leg weakness with numbness and gait difficulties.

Thoracic Spinal Cord Tumor

Presented by: A. Baaj MD
The patient is a 76-year-old female with progressive lower extremity numbness and subjective weakness. Imaging revealed a thoracic pial-intramedullary lesion.

Minimally Invasive Resection of an Intradural Spinal Tumor

Presented by: J. Ammerman MD, J. Wind MD, T. Kosztowski MD
A 38-year-old female presents with one-year history of left leg pain radiating from her buttock into the lateral aspect of the foot.

Neck Pain and Kyphotic Deformity Post-dental Procedure

Presented by: P. Kraemer MD
An adult female began to experience neck pain shortly after a dental procedure. Because she was already taking a narcotic for chronic back pain, she saw her pain management physician. Thereafter, she quickly developed a kyphotic deformity.

Lower Lumbar Spine Complex Solitary Metastatic Disease

Presented by: W. Ramey MD, A. Jack MD, B. Osburn MD, J. Chapman MD, R. Oskouian MD
The patient is a 62-year-old male with a known history of stage IV non-small cell lung adenocarcinoma with metastasis to the L4 vertebral body. His initial complaint was back pain, which was progressive in nature, and a left L4 radiculopathy with weakness.

Lytic Lesion of the C2 Body

Presented by: S. Lewis MD
The patient is a 71-year-old female with progressive neck pain. She’s neurologically intact and has decreased neck ROM. How would you treat her? See how one spine surgeon chose to treat this elderly patient.

Myelopathy Secondary to C5-C7 Cervical Synovial Cyst

Presented by: D. Possley DO, MS, D. Park MD
A 53-year-old male presented with progressive weakness in his hands and legs that became noticeable 3 months ago, and has progressively worsened.

Basilar Impression in an 8-year-old Male

Presented by: K. Kotil MD
Kadir Kotil, MD presents basilar impression in an 8-year-old male. Jason Highsmith, MD discusses the case.

Thoracic Exophytic Ependymoma With Severe Spinal Cord Compression

Presented by: A. Khalil MD
A 50-year-old female presented wheelchair bound with progressive lower extremity weakness and numbness. She has diffuse numbness in the lower abdomen and both legs, and bowel and bladder dysfunction.

Cervical Tumor in a 14-year-old Female

Presented by: C. Shaffrey MD
This 14-year-old patient presents with neck pain and headaches for five months. She recently experienced upper and lower extremity weakness.

Intradural Calcified Thoracic Meningioma

Presented by: M. Oppenlander MD, J. Harrop MD, FACS
This 78-year-old woman presents with progressive gait difficulty. She went from independent ambulation to requiring the use of a walker, and now has difficulty even with standing. Extensive workup eventually found an intradural lesion.

Reactive Scoliosis

Presented by: A. Mehbod MD

Lung Cancer with Direct Extension to T2 and T3

Presented by: J. Buchowski MD, MS
The patient is a 44-year-old female who presented with right-sided chest pain in October 2009, which precipitated a CT scan and an MRI. The imaging tests demonstrated a mass in her right upper lobe adjacent to T2. How would you treat this patient?

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