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Contralateral interlaminar approach for intraforaminal lumbar degenerative disease with special emphasis on L5-S1 level: A technical note

Edvin Zekaj, Claudia Menghetti, Christian Saleh, Alessandra Isidori, Alberto R. Bona, Enrico Aimar, Domenico Servello

Date of publication: 21-Sep-2016

Background:Intraforaminal disc herniations at the L5-S1 level are extremely surgically challenging lesions. Intracanal approaches frequently require partial or total facetectomy, which may lead to instability. Solely extraforaminal approaches may offer limited visualization of the more medial superiorly exiting and inferiorly exiting nerve roots; this approach is also more complicated at L5-S1 due to the often large L5 transverse process and the iliac wing.

Dual diagnostic catheter technique in the endovascular management of anterior communicating artery complex aneurysms

Christoph J. Griessenauer, Matthew R. Fusco, Lucy He, Michelle Chua, Sarah Sieber, Abd A. Mazketly, Arra S. Reddy, Christopher S. Ogilvy, Ajith J. Thomas

Date of publication: 21-Sep-2016

Background:The configuration of the anterior communicating artery (AcomA) complex is important in the endovascular treatment of AcomA complex aneurysms. In cases of codominant anterior cerebral arteries (ACA), coil embolization may result in inadvertent occlusion of the contralateral ACA due to poor visualization. A second diagnostic catheter in the contralateral carotid artery may help with visualization of this angiographic blind spot. To our knowledge, the safety and efficacy of this dual diagnostic catheter technique have never been assessed.

Delayed cerebral infarct following anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion

Christopher S. Graffeo, Ross C. Puffer, Eelco F. M. Wijdicks, William E. Krauss

Date of publication: 21-Sep-2016

Background:Ischemic stroke following anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF) is an exceedingly rare complication. There are only three previous cases focusing on this problem in the literature; here, we present the fourth case.

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