Feasibility of T2 Mapping and Magnetic Transfer Ratio for Diagnosis of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration at the Cervicothoracic Junction: A Pilot Study.

Conclusion: We proved the better accuracy of T2 mapping over MTR imaging to quantitatively evaluate the intervertebral disc degeneration of the cervicothoracic junction. PMID: 31187047 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research

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ConclusionsIt is difficult to clarify whether the cauda equina tumor is benign or malignant based only on Magnetic resonance imaging findings. Clinicians should consider the possibility of metastasis when planning the surgery for intradural cauda equina tumor extirpation.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
We presented a 23-year-old patient with a history of a sciatic pain of the right leg. A careful physical examination discovered tumor-like mass in the posterior part of the thigh. Neurological finding showed a reduction of myotatic reflexes on the right leg with a weaker muscle strength on the right leg. The right leg musculature was slightly hypotrophic in the range of 2-3 cm comparing to left leg. Initially electrophysiological and radiological diagnostic with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the lumbar spine, pelvis and thighs were normal. Magnetic resonance imaging of the right thigh discovered a slow growing 2.1 &t...
Source: Acta Myologica - Category: Neurology Tags: Acta Myol Source Type: research
Authors: Singh JR, Ibraheem K, Jain D, Yogendra K Abstract EBV associated nervous system complications includes encephalitis, meningitis, cerebellitis, polyradiculomyelitis, transverse myelitis, cranial and peripheral neuropathies, and psychiatric abnormalities are usually more commonly seen in immunocompromised patients and rarely in immunocompetent patients. Here we are reporting a 13 years old boy developed headache, malaise, sore throat and low back pain with radiation to both lower limbs. Next day he felt numbness below umbilicus followed by acute onset weakness in both lower limbs and urinary retention. Motor...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Conclusions: The low reherniation rate in patients treated by the coblation-assisted microdiscectomy suggests that this technique may reduce the reherniation risk. Clinical outcomes for pain and function at 4 years follow-up compared favorably with literature data. Randomized controlled trial could confirm these results.
Source: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
We describe the case of a 33-year-old who presented with low back pain irradiating to her right leg. Both the computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging showed an osteolytic, multicystic lesion of the right hemi-sacrum with invasion of the right S1 foramen. She underwent foraminotomy and curettage of the lesion. Histological diagnosis was fibrous dysplasia, without features of malignant transformation. Three years after surgery the patient is asymptomatic and imaging is stable. This is the fifth known case of monostotic fibrous dysplasia involving the sacrum, a rare entity that must be cons...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Differential diagnosis of sciatica of extraspinal origin must rule out sacroiliac and hip joint so as deep gluteal space structures. Among these, quadratus femoris muscle is often overlooked as a pain-generator. Ultrasonography-guided intramuscular injections and a program of stretching and strengthening exercises can achieve durable control on the symptoms. PMID: 31282403 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 2 July 2019Source: Interdisciplinary NeurosurgeryAuthor(s): Franz Jooji Onishi, Manoel Antonio de Paiva Neto, Sérgio Cavalheiro, Ricardo Silva CentenoAbstractObjectiveTo evaluate the height of normal intervertebral discs and describe their differences after analyzing anterior and posterior height.MethodsRetrospective study based on analysis of analysis of lumbar spine magnetic resonance imaging. We included male and female patients who underwent lumbar spine resonance, most of them for investigation of low back pain. Patients with previous surgeries, advanced degenerative disc dise...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our study, which provides an improved understanding of the anatomy of the DREZ, the angle between the DREZ and the posterior median sulcus and the median fiber orientation within the DREZ, could contribute to safer DREZ-lesioning surgery to treat chronic neuropathic pain in the future.
Source: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study aims to report the spontaneous regression of discal cyst achieved through nonsurgical integrative Korean Medicine treatment and the clinical epidemiological features of discal cyst cases collected from 4 institutions. Patient concerns: A 31-year-old woman had low back pain and radiating pain equivalent to a numeral rating scale (NRS) of 8 and had limitations in daily work and activities. Diagnoses: The patient was diagnosed as having discal cysts that compressed the left S1 based on findings of L-spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed at our hospital. Interventions: The patient received nonsur...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Conclusions Disc herniations and HIZ discs have high predictive value in identifying a pain generator. An extruded disc herniation has the highest PPV for discogenic pain.
Source: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography - Category: Radiology Tags: Neuroradiology Source Type: research
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