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Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy with Cord Compression

Presented by: F. Taleb MD
A case involving progressive cervical myelopathy with pannus at C1-C2 level with significant cord compression and subaxial spondylosis with cord compression.

Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease: 34-year-old Male

Presented by: M. Kaiser MD
This relatively young man (34-years-old) is diagnosed with cervical spondylotic myelopathy with associated left C7 radiculopathy.

Kyphosis Nonunion with Cervical Spinal Myelopathy

Presented by: T. Albert MD
The patient is a 75-year-old male, who is status post laminectomy and fusion at C2-C5. His pain has worsened and other symptoms have led to his inability to ambulate.

Radicular Neck Pain

Presented by: T. Albert MD
This 60-year-old female presents with neck pain, hand numbness, radiculopathy, and hyper-reflexia.

Progressive Cervical Myelopathy in a 57-year-old

Presented by: T. Albert MD
The patient is a 57-year-old male with progressive cervical myelopathy who has been ambulating with a walker during the past four weeks.

Cervical Degenerative Disease

Presented by: R. Fessler MD, PhD
This 67-year-old male presented with neck pain with mild radiation into both shoulders. He had slight difficulty with tandem gait.

Recurrent Myelopathy and Adjacent Segment Disease

Myelopathy Returns 3 Years After Surgery
Presented by: P. McCormick MD, MPH, FACS
What do you do with a patient with recurrent cervical myelopathy? Case from Paul C. McCormick, MD, demonstrating treatment strategy for this dilemma.

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Deformity Correction

Presented by: J. Ammerman MD, J. Wind MD, M. Ammerman MD
The patient is a 70-year-old male with an eight year history of progressive back and leg pain. Right leg pain is greater than left, and he presents with several comorbidities.

Type II Odontoid Fracture in 85-year-old Man

How to Treat? Cervical Collar? Halo Vest? Surgery?
Presented by: J. Heller MD
An 85-year-old male patient has neck pain related to an isolated injury from a car accident. He also has significant cardiac history. The patient lives independently and is sharp and well-educated.

Basilar Invagination

Presented by: K. Kim MD
The patient is a 67-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis whose chief complaints are facial numbness, and neck and occipital pain. She also has progressive arm and leg weakness with increased pain. Her diagnosis is basilar invagination.

Cervical Trauma Resulting in Quadriplegia

Presented by: C. Shaffrey MD
In this case, a young male sustains a cervicothoracic fracture dislocation and profound spinal cord injury.

Gait and Balance Difficulties in a 76-Year-old Male

Presented by: R. Fessler MD, PhD
The patient is a 76-year-old male whose gait is broad-based and unsteady; he cannot tandem walk.

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?

Post-surgical Discitis

Antibiotics, Debridement, or Fusion?
Presented by: C. Shaffrey MD
Following an MIS discectomy, a 36-year-old male develops “horrible” back pain and during repeat MRI, discitis is seen. How best to treat this patient? Course of antibiotics? Debridement? Debridement and fusion? Read how one spine surgeon treated this post-operative infection patient.

Flexion-distraction Fracture at T12-L1: Brace or Surgery?

Presented by: S. Lewis MD
A 17-year-old female presents post-MVA. She was a rear seat belted passenger. She had isolated trauma to her back. She presents with back pain without any neurologic dysfunction. She has no past medical history, and she’s on birth control pills.
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