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How to Read a MRI of Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis and Spinal Stenosis
Here's a side view of an MRI of a patient with substantial degenerative changes and a degenerative Spondylolisthesis Stenosis or slip at four five and the central canal is also blocked and that is called spinal stenosis again reading this MRI we see the spinal cord here which ends there and the nerve roots which come out of the spinal cord again the white is cerebral spinal fluid which is water we see again the vertebra we see again the discs these discs here are quite degenerative and if we look carefully we're going to see that this L four vertebra has slid.
Forward on L five that slip is called a degenerative Spondylolisthesis and we can look at the spinal canal and see the spinal canal in this area his clogged up essentially and quite narrowed and that is deleterious to the nerves we can look at this with a topdown view and again the yellow line here is where we're making our cut here's the spinal canal we can see all of the nerve roots here we look at the facets before these are degenerative facets and if we march up the spine and watch the size of the canal.
Revolutionary scalpelfree surgery
For Tony Lightfoot, just trying to enjoy a muffin and coffee is a major challenge. He's had essential tremor disorder for more than ten years. Quality of life has really taken a nosedive. And eating, my wife often has to feed me with a spoon, especially the last bit on the plate. But that could all change today, as Tony is the fifth patient at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre to undergo a groundbreaking new procedure. Doctors will be operating deep inside his brain without making any incisions. Dr. Michael Schwartz is leading the study on this new scalpelfree.
Surgery for patient with essential tremor, which is the most common movement disorder. The procedure that we do is MRguided focused ultrasound, and we direct the focus to the target that we would like to ablate. That means making a small hole in the brain to damage the brain in fact in one area to interupt a circuit that's bad for the patient and in this case is causing tremor. Before the treatment begins, doctors do a final tremor assessment, where Tony can't even hold a glass of water. He is also asked to copy the swirl on the left. This image shows his attempts on the right.
After his head is shaved, Tony is fitted with a frame, which is then placed inside a special helmetlike device. It was manufactured by Insightec, based on research of scientists at Sunnybrook and in Boston, and helps guide the surgical team with the help of MRI images. Tony stays awake so surgeons can test his progress between each ablation, or zap to the brain. You can visibly see how over the course of the procedure, his hand becomes progressively more stable. Doctors are only able to treat one side and focus ont he dominant hand to help improve.
Each patient's quality of life. So far, Dr. Schwartz says, every patient has shown improvement. We are very impressed with the efficacy of the procedure. So far it's been perfectly safe and we look forward to using it for other applications as well. That may include cancers and tumours of the breast, bone, head, neck and rectum, as well as facial pain. In addition to no incisions and no general anesthetic, patients go home within one day, and return to activities of daily living almost immediately. Frank Winnacott had the procedure in the fall and says, it's.
Made a world of difference. Being able to feel comfortable in company. I play bridge. I like to hold my cards I like to deal them properly. It's nice. After several hours, Tony is brought out for his postprocedure assessment, where the effect is crystal clear. When is the last time you did that More than ten years ago. I'm happy, he's happy. It was a good thing today. Studies on the MRguided focused ultrasound will be ongoing, but so far, this trial suggests that surgery without scalpels is a cut above. With Sunnyview, I'm Monica Matys.
PMS and Estrogen Dominance
We are starting to get more and more women that are bringing their daughters now. It's so good to seeit's preventive medicine. The first thing the mother says is, They're terrible around their PMS symptoms, and their breasts are hurting them, and they're very irritable and it's just very difficult to be around my young girl at this time. So they bring them in and we do a salivary hormone test, check their estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA, because we also want to rule out stuff like PCOS and such as this.
But we, uh this is an indication that most of the time we see a low progesterone and what we do is we either give them botanicals or we give them a little bit of progesterone cream and it works wonders. I much prefer to use bioidentical estrogen and progesterone when I have to and I don't use the synthetic. So all that said, the estrogen dominance is big in the United States. The girls are coming inmothers bringing the girls in so we can check that at an earlier age, it's great to see that, it's a preventative, less girls on.
Precious details Philips MRI technology helps navigate the brain with more precision
Mostafa was 1 year old in this picture. You could say he was a troublemaker. He was a real rabblerouser. After Mostafa got sick, he lost interest in everything. He didn't like to joke anymore. I would tell him You have to keep living your life. Eventually you will get better and all will be well. Mostafa had a headache and blurry vision, and after seeing the oncologist, he came to us. We asked for certain scans, like the MRI. The MRI images help guide us during surgery. They serve as a sort of navigation system.
The new Philips Ingenia 3 Tesla makes a big difference in our work. Instead of working 1015 cases per day, now I can do double that. That means I no longer have a waiting list and can treat new patients immediately. When a child is sick, it can paralyze the whole family. So the doctor is put under a lot of pressure and we can support him by increasing efficiency. A procedure that currently takes 60 minutes, we help him do it in 10. A day is very precious and crucial to us.
Our work cannot afford to be delayed. We hardly slept last night. I stayed with Mostafa until he had to go in the OR. Since then time has passed in a strange way. The whole family has been waiting anxiously. During surgery I don't feel time because there is always something happening. The operation took 4 12 hours too long. I started to suspect something had gone wrong. It's a battle between the doctor and the tumor. If you can't remove all the tumor, then you've lost the battle. Within 48 hours after the surgery, I order a followup MRI.
I was still worried that the operation might have repercussions for his legs, his sight or his arms. I couldn't stop my tears until we got him into the MRI room. The best part of the day is telling parents that the tumor has been removed. You can see the happiness in their eyes. That is what gives me the energy and passion to do this again and again. The moment the doctor told us the operation went well, it was like a weight lifted off my shoulders. I was at the utmost happiness. There is nothing greater than this.
Brian E. Kouri, MD Radiology Wake Forest Baptist Health
Hi, I'm Dr. Brian Kouri, I'm an interventional radiologist at Wake Forest Baptist Health. I came to Wake Forest Baptist Health because I really enjoy the environment of the hospital and the attitude that many of the employees have towards helping others. I also really enjoy living in WinstonSalem. My clinical specialties are all areas of Interventional Radiology with particular interest in uterine fibroid embolization as well as minimally invasive oncology treatments. I decided to become an interventional radiologist because it's one of the few areas of medicine where we get to treat all patients from all.
Different age groups with different medical disorders we treat children all the way up to senior citizens. The disorders we treat range from benign conditions such as vascular access problems all the way up to very serious disorders including cancer and other lifethreatening illnesses. My patient care philosophy is something I learned from my father who's also a physician and this is that When that patient walks in the door, that I treat them just like I would treat a blood family member. I enjoy working with patients because it provides me with instant feedback about the benefits.
That my treatment are providing. Recently, my wife underwent a tonsillectomy at Wake Forest Baptist Health and it was a very interesting experience for me because it offered me the opportunity to be on the other side. I had to wait in the surgical waiting room. I had to wait to hear what was happening with my wife during her procedure. And I really understood the anxiety that patients can feel when one of their loved ones is being cared for. It's really offered me a good reminder of what I do every day and what it means to.
New Minimally Invasive Options for Gynecologic Surgery at North Shore Medical Center NSMC
This is the biggest change I've seen in my practice in 20 years its what I am most excited about since I've come out of residency a patient may come and see me because she's got heavy bleeding and she was found to have a fibroid uterus as it turns out she's been dealing with this for about three years because her mother had the same thing and she had surgery using a traditional laparotomy big incision she's in the hospital for a week and didn't feel well again for eight weeks what I can now tell this patient is.
Let me bring you to the hospital I can use small incisions you can go home the same day i'll have you driving in three days and you can be back to work in two weeks you know we've been doing this for three years and we still say it's a a great operations really sweet operation because it really allows the patient a comfort level that they wouldn't have otherwise if they had to have a major operation or major incision the procedures would be as follows office tubal sterilization.
Office endometrial ablations for heavy bleeding then transitioning to the hospital we do laproscopic supracervical hysterectomies total laparoscopic hysterectomies we can combine those procedures with removal of the tubes and ovaries as well we can do laparoscopy for pelvic pain and endometriosis laparoscopy for removal the ovaries and tubes if we need to for history of breast cancer or for history of ovarian cycsts an example the recent patient is a patient of mine who had a fibroid uterus and the fibroid itself was the size of a grapefruit 10 centimeters.
She had not only heavy bleeding from this but pelvic pain and we were able to see her get her in to the hospital did a hysterectomy the specimen itself weighed 1.5 pounds she was able to go home the following day and she's back at work as we speak which is two and a half weeks after the procedure this is someone who's been living with pain for three to four years shoot me in the eye and say this is so easy how could I possibly have waited for so long.
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