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Preview: Recent Spinal Case Study Discussions from SpineUniverse

Recent Spinal Case Study Discussions from SpineUniverse

Here spine specialists present many cases that are challenging and compelling. Each case provides a patient's history, exam and imaging, treatment, outcome and peer discussion. Cast your vote for treatment and share in the case discussions.


Progressive Scoliosis and Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia


(image) Adolescent female with multiple ephysial dysplasia was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 12. She presents with progressive back pain, left hip pain and worsening posture.

Transthoracic Resection of Thoracic Disc Herniation With Navigation


(image) An elderly female presenting with bilateral abdominal pain radiating to the umbilicus and progressive bilateral lower extremity weakness had significant difficulty standing and was unable to walk.

Refractory Lumbar Back Pain in a 40-Year-Old Female


(image) The patient is a 40-year-old female with refractory back pain for 4 years. She has no relevant past medical history or history of trauma.

Metastatic Tumor to the Spine: Compression and Instability


(image) The patient is a 44-year-old woman with a prior history of left-sided nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma. She presented 6 months later with acute mechanical back pain and intermittent urinary incontinence.

Lumbar Spine’s Role in Chronic Hip Pain Case


(image) When evaluating a patient with hip pain, do not overlook the lumbar spine. This patient had no low back pain, but the spine was the trigger of pain and symptoms.

Back Pain in an Adult with Cerebral Palsy


(image) The patient is a 50 year-old female diagnosed with back and hip pain caused by lifting a heavy object. Symptoms continue to worsen in intensity and frequency. She has cerebral palsy.

Cervical Spine Multiple Myeloma With Kyphotic Deformity and Cervical Myelopathy


(image) 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.

Cervical Deformity and Myelopathy in an Elderly Female


(image) The patient is a 76-year-old female with a history of progressive cervical pain with numbness, tingling and clumsiness of her upper extremities. She has no previous history of neck-related problems and is a nonsmoker.

Thoracic Exophytic Ependymoma With Severe Spinal Cord Compression


(image) 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.

Chronic Type II Odontoid Fracture With C1-C2 Instability and Severe Spinal Cord Compression


(image) Case report of an adult female with history of an old type II odontoid fracture presented with severe mechanical neck pain, progressive upper and lower extremity symptoms, and gait difficulties.