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Diagnosis of C2 Spondylotic Radiculopathy by Physical Examination and Imaging Studies and Treatment by Microscopic Posterior Foraminotomy - A Case Report - (제 2경추증성 신경근증: 이학적 소견 및 영상촬영을 이용한 진단 및 현미경적 추간공 감압술을 통한 치료 - 증례 보고 -)

  • Jung, Yu-Hun;Lee, Young-Sang;Eun, Dong-Chan;Lee, Joon-Ha
    • Journal of Korean Society of Spine Surgery
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    • v.25 no.3
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    • pp.128-132
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    • 2018
  • Study Design: Case report. Objectives: We report the case of a patient with C2 spondylotic radiculopathy who was treated by microscopic posterior foraminotomy. Summary of Literature Review: C2 spondylotic radiculopathy is rare, but it can occur due to spondylosis, compression by a venous plexus or vertebral artery, or hypertrophy of the atlantoepistrophic ligament. Materials and Methods: A 64-year-old woman was hospitalized with severe occipital pain radiating toward the left cervical area and posterior to the left ear. It started 3 years previously, and became aggravated 3 months previously. Foraminal stenosis of C1-2 was observed on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and degenerative changes of the facet joint of C1-2 and osteophytes originating from the left atlantoaxial joint were shown on computed tomography (CT). Dynamic rotational CT showed narrowing of the left C1-2 neural foramen when it was rotated to the left. Selective C2 root block was done, but the pain was aggravated. Thus, we decompressed the C2 nerve root by microscopic posterior laminotomy of the C1 vertebra. After surgery, the patient's occipitocervical pain mostly resolved. By the 6-month follow up, pain had not recurred, and instability was not observed on plain radiographs. Results: C2 Spondylotic radiculopathy was diagnosed by physical examination and imaging studies and it was treated by a surgical approach. Conclusions: C2 spondylotic radiculopathy should be considered when a patient complains of occipitocervical pain triggered by cervical rotation and C1-2 foraminal stenosis is observed on MRI and CT.

Management of Cervical Radiculopathy with Epidural Steroid Injection (경막외 스테로이드 주입에 의한 경부 신경근증의 치료)

  • Shin, Keun-Man;Hong, Soon-Yong;Choi, Young-Ryong
    • The Korean Journal of Pain
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    • v.4 no.2
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    • pp.147-151
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    • 1991
  • Cervical epidural steroid injection, although not as familiar to many anesthesiologists, can be useful in the management of patients with acute and chronic neck, shoulder and arm pain. My clinic personally contacted and interviewed thirty patients with cervical radiculopathy who received cervical epidural steroid injection. Twenty seven percent of the patients had a excellent response(greater than 75% improvement) and fifty percent of the patients had a good response (greater than 50% improvement) to an injection of steroid into the cervical epidural space. We have concluded that cervical epidural steroid injection was very effective in the management of cervical radiculopathy and represented a possible alternative to surgery. Many anesthesiologists should add to their armamentarium the use of such techniques in the management of cervical radiculopathy.

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A clinical study on the patient of Cervical radiculopathy by Bee-venom threapy (경추 신경근증 환자에 있어서 봉약침 치료의 효과에 대한 임상적 고찰)

  • Lee, Kil-soong;Lee, Geon-mok;Yeom, Seong-chul
    • Journal of Acupuncture Research
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    • v.22 no.3
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    • pp.201-213
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    • 2005
  • Objective : The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of Bee-venom therapy for Cervical radiculopathy patients. Methods : To evaluate the effectiveness of Bee-venom therapy, 14 patients were treated by Bee-venom therapy. To estimate the efficacy of treatment, we used Quardruple Visual Analog Scale (QVAS), JOA score and Odom's degree. Results & Conclusions : 1. As a objectivity treatment record, they test treatment record excellent(7 case) 50%, good(4 case) 28.57%, fair(,3 case) 21.43%. 2. After Bee-venom therapy, pain rate changed from 8.82 to 3.25.(p=0.000) 3. After Bee-venom therapy, JOA score changed from 11.00 to 12.79.(p=0.000) 4. By the results which puts out the statistics in sex, age, existence of finger numbness and disc type, the pain rate is not significantly difference as a therapy. (p<0.05) 5. By the results which puts out the statistics in sex, age and disc type, the JOA score is not significantly difference as a therapy.(p<0.05) But by the results which puts out the statistics in existence of finger numbness the JOA score is significantly difference as a therapy.(p=.025) There was reports about Bee-venom therapy of the Patient with Cervical radiculopathy. It is very effective to reduce the pain and increase the JOA score.

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