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Vocal Cord View

Vocal Cord View

The film shows the image of the vocal cords.

Small Bowel, Benign Findings, Massive Small Bowel Dilation from Motility Disorder.

Small Bowel, Benign Findings, Massive Small...

The film shows an endoscopy of the small intestine showing massive bowel distension due to motility disorders.

Stomach, Normal Post-Surgical Anatomy, Pyloro-Duodenal Stent.

Stomach, Normal Post-Surgical Anatomy, Pyloro-Duodenal...

The film shows an endoscopic image of the stomach after pyloro-duodenal stent procedure.

Colon, Benign Condition, Drain Perforation Of Transverse Colon.

Colon, Benign Condition, Drain Perforation...

The film shows an endoscopic image of the perforation of transverse colon.

Colon, Abnormal Postsurgical Anatomy, Benign Stricture-Obstruction Of Colorectal Anastomosis.

Colon, Abnormal Postsurgical Anatomy, Benign...

The film shows an endoscopic image of the colon with mild stenosis of the colorectal anastomosis.

Penile Curvature Surgical Correction For Peyronie's Disease

Penile Curvature Surgical Correction For Peyronie's...

Video presents a case of a 47 year old man with ventral (pointing down) penile curvature. Nelson E. Bennett, MD from Lahey Hospital and medical center performs the procedure for this gentleman who failed more conservative (no surgical treatment) options. For more details visit http://www.urologybook.com.

What is Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy?

What is Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy?

Dr. Donald Corenman, a spine surgeon, presents movie " What is Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy? " Posterior cervical foraminotomy is a technique to decompress the cervical nerve root without a fusion to reduce neck pain. The approach is from the back of the neck and the decompression takes off some of the lamina and the medial half of the facet. It is used for herniated discs in the foramen, compressing the nerve, and is not a good technique for bone spur formation or herniations as this is where the spinal cord is located. It will not work for neck pain.

How to Read a MRI of Cervical Nerve Compression

How to Read a MRI of Cervical Nerve Compression...

Dr. Donald Corenman created this video "Understanding an MRI of Cervical Nerve Compression" to help primary care physicians or specialists, to learn how to read these specific MRIs. Understanding an MRI of cervical nerve compression that may ultimately cause neck pain becomes crucial because just because there might be a compressed nerve, doesn't necessarily mean there will be symptoms. This is why the patient physical examination is so important. Within the cervical spine, the foramen (or holes the nerves exit from) take some time to visualize and understand what is normal and what is narrowed or compressed. 
The uncovertebral joint can enlarge by bone spur formation and can compress the nerve. A disc herniation can also compress the nerve and that has a different appearance from the uncovertebral joint spur. Understanding an MRI of cervical nerve compression will help accurately diagnose the condition at hand.

Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy

Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy

Dr. Donald Corenman, a spine surgeon, presents a minimally invasive posterior cervical foraminotomy for herniated disc neck surgery. This patient developed a disc herniation in his neck that compressed the nerve root causing significant neck pain, arm pain and weakness. In this situation with a disc herniation, the patient had a choice of an ACDF (anterior cervical decompression and fusion - or a posterior cervical foraminotomy. He elected the to have the foraminotomy. Posterior cervical foraminotomy is performed through a small tube (minimally invasive) under a microscope. In this video, note that the lamina is exposed, a small opening is make with a burr and the nerve root is compressed using very small probes and tools. For patients who have herniated disc neck surgery using this method, recovery is very quick. There is a small chance of another disc herniation (recurrent herniation) in the future as the hole in the disc wall does not heal.

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