Comparative Management of Spine Pathology

Unique in the field, Comparative Management of Spine Pathology presents commonly encountered spinal cases with side-by-side, case-by-case comparisons that clearly show how various experts would...

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Pages 448
Taille 21 x 27
Type Relié
ISBN 9780323825573

Description détaillée : Comparative Management of Spine Pathology

This second volume in the Neurosurgery: Case Management Comparison Series offers multiple opinions from international experts in both neurosurgery and orthopaedics, each of whom explains their preferred approach and management style for the same case.


What is the content of "Comparative Management of Spine Pathology" ?

This format allows for quick and helpful comparisons of different ways to approach a lesion, advantages and disadvantages of each approach, and what each expert is looking for in how they would manage a particular case. 

Key Features

  • Offers 4 expert opinions on each case in a templated format designed to help you quickly make side-by-side comparisons—an ideal learning tool for both trainee and practicing neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons for board review and case preparation. 
  • Helps you easily grasp different approaches to spine management with different expert approaches to the same case and summaries from the editors on the advantages and disadvantages to each approach. 
  • Features a wide variety of management decisions, from preoperative studies to surgical approach, surgical adjuncts, and postoperative care, from experts in the field who specialize in different aspects of spine surgery. 
  • Presents 70 cases in the areas of degenerative spine, traumatic spine, spinal deformity, spinal oncology, and miscellaneous topics such as epidural abscess, osteomyelitis, and post-instrumentation infection. 
  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text and figures from the book on a variety of devices. 

Who is the author of "Comparative Management of Spine Pathology" ?

Kaisorn Chaichana, MD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Oncology, and Otolaryngology, Department of Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, MD, FAANS, FACS, Professor, Chair of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Sommaire : Comparative Management of Spine Pathology

  1. Degenerative spine


One level cervical radiculopathy from facet/uncovertebral joint hypertrophy

One level cervical radiculopathy from herniated disc in young patient

One level cervical radiculopathy from herniated disc in older patient

Cervical stenosis with preservation of lordosis

Adjacent segment disease after single level ACDF

Adjacent segment disease after PCF (cervicothoracic junction)

Multilevel cervical stenosis from OPLL

Multilevel cervical stenosis from 3-4 discs

Anterior C1-2 pannus

Basilar impression


Adjacent segment disease at thoracolumbar junction

Thoracic calcified disc (central)

Lower thoracic disc herniation

High lumbar stenosis (thoracolumbar junction)


Single level disc disease with back pain

Radiculopathy from foraminal stenosis

Grade 1 spondy without instability on flex/ext and claudication

Grade 1 spondy with back pain only

Grade 2/3 spondy

>Grade 3 spondy

Second herniated disc (same level) in a young patient

Second herniated disc (same level) in older patient

Flat back syndrome after laminectomy

Lumbar pseudoarthrosis at L5-S1

Pure back pain with multi level degenerative disc disease

2. Traumatic spine (10-15)


Bilateral C2 pars fractures

Type II acute odontoid fracture

Type II chronic odontoid fracture in geriatric patient

Unilateral cervical pedicle/transverse foramen fracture

Central cord syndrome without instability

Central cord with instability Vertebral artery injury with unstable cervical spine

C1 burst fracture with TL disruption


Compression fracture with back pain

Burst fracture without PLC injury

Burst fracture with PLC injury

Pure bony Chance fracture

Ankylosing spondylotic fracture

Complete spinal cord injury

Incomplete spinal cord injury

Gunshot wound to the spine


Compression fracture

Burst fracture without PLC injury

Burst fracture with PLC injury

Zone 3 sacral fracture

Chronic L5 pars fractures with back pain and spondy

3. Spinal deformity

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Scoliosis in cerebral palsy

Proximal junctional kyphosis after T10-pelvis

Isolated coronal deformity with back pain

Coronal and sagittal deformity with back pain (adult idiopathic)

Flat back after fusion

Progressive cervical kyphosis after laminectomy

Fixed cervical kyphosis (chin on chest)

Degenerative scoliosis with one level radiculopathy

Proximal junctional kyphosis after T3-pelvis

Iatrogenic deformity after Harrington rod

Broken rod after scoliosis correction with back pain

4. Spinal Oncology (10-15)

Isolated met vertebral body (thoracic)

Cervical epidural met (ventral)

Multiple metastases to various levels, back pain only

Multiple metastases with one level symptomatic

Pathologic vertebral body fracture


Cervical chordoma

Sacral chordoma





Giant Cell tumor


Multiple neurofibromas

Intradural schwannomatosis


5. Other (epidural abscess or something like that) (10-15)

Spontaneous CSF leak nerve root sleeve cyst

Epidural abscess with stenosis without myelopathy

Osteomyelitis with fracture

Osteomyeltiis with back pain, no instability

Infection post instrumentation

Spinal Type I AVF

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Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
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