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No redundancy was observed in roots which did not pass by the site of canal constriction 8. Kmagenologia and tortuous nerve roots of the cauda equina can be identified arrow. J Bone Joint Surg Br.
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Such studies specifically mention an article where Verbiest has described a series of surgically confirmed cases of lumbar spinal stenosis 14 but, as the original text was evaluated, the authors of the present review concluded that Verbiest described elongated nerve roots in another series of cases about equin presentations of cauda equina compression All the patients in that study were preoperatively submitted to myelography and MRI, and for the purpose of statistical analysis, the patients imagenolofia divided into three groups, as follows: The literature is controversial on the clinical relevance of the euina of redundant roots of the cauda equina.
At MRI, the main differential diagnosis must be done with dural arteriovenous malformations or arteriovenous fistulas. Preoperative MRI images obtained for planning of surgical decompression.
Serpentine cauda equina nerve roots. The authors standardized the measurement of the relative length of the nerve roots on the most central sagittal image of the lumbar column.
The recognition of redundant nerve roots at magnetic resonance imaging is important, particularly to avoid misdiagnosing other conditions such as intradural arteriovenous malformations.
The literature is controversial on the clinical relevance of the presence of redundant imagsnologia of the cauda equina. Redundant nerve roots of the cauda equina. Serpiginous filling defects may also be identified by imageonlogia in the presence of dural or intradural arteriovenous malformations 17thus constituting an important differential diagnosis.
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Sur certaines formes rares de compression de la queue de cheval. There are articles suggesting that the degenerative pathological changes in the affected nerve roots are irreversible and, therefore, the neurological symptoms would be less likely to improve with surgical decompression, but consensus is still to be reached on such concept. Figures 1 and 2 illustrate the typical MRI findings in cases of redundant nerve roots. Thickened, elongated and tortuous or serpiginous nerve roots adjacent to a site of lumbar vertebral canal stenosis represent typical findings.
In imaging diagnosis, redundant nerve roots of the cauda equina are characterized by the presence of elongated, enlarged and tortuous nerve roots in close relationship with a high-grade lumbar spinal canal stenosis.
Demyelination and axonal loss was considered as being a consequence of the continuous mechanical compression of nerve roots confined to the stenosed spinal canal 8.
Such report equinz documented preoperative partial denervation of the left medial segment of the gastrocnemius muscle and, in spite of the significant pain relief experienced by the patient after laminectomy, electromyographic changes in the gastrocnemius muscle were still present over the three-month and sixmonth follow-up.
Sagittal MRI T2-weighted image showing dilated serpiginous vessels arrow. The present article is aimed at reviewing the findings described on publications related to RNR of the cauda equina, with emphasis on imaging findings, and particularly at MRI.
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In that study, the velocity of conduction of redundant nerve roots was approximately one half the normal value and, in general, the redundant nerve roots presented multiphase action potentials temporarily dispersed as compared with the normal roots.
The greater the relative length, the better the postoperative outcomes, a result that, at a first analysis, seems to be unexpected, leading the study authors to raise the hypothesis that such result was related to a greater accommodation capability of the longer redundant roots during flexion and extension of the spinal column, as related to effects of traction forces At the time, myelography was the only imaging method available to document the anatomy and pathology of nerve roots of the cauda equina in vivo.
Then, the same authors speculated that the redundancy would have been underestimated at MRI in the less severe cases, where the redundancy was only demonstrated at myelography, probably because of the fact that, at MRI, the lumbar spine image acquisition is routinely performed with the patient in a neutral positioning, while the myelography study was performed with dynamic evaluation in the orthostatic position.
In their investigation, those authors have not demonstrated any significant change in the anterior horn and in the anterolateral columns of the spinal cord. In such conditions, MRI usually shows intradural serpiginous vessels and ectasia of the coronal venous plexus Figure 3. Serpiginous filling defects may also be identified by myelography in the presence of dural or intradural arteriovenous malformations 17thus constituting an important differential diagnosis.
The opening of the dura mater may be performed to rule out the hypothesis of arteriovenous malformation 7 or simply because surgeons have decided that such a procedure should be a part of the decompression 6, Mobile neurinoma of the cauda equina.
The relative length was obtained by measuring the distance from the maximum stenosis level to the most distant point where the presence of redundant roots could be identified, and by dividing such obtained value by the height of the vertebral body located above the stenosis level.
Electromyographic abnormalities in redundant nerve root syndrome of the cauda equina. Redundant nerve roots of the cauda equina: Dural arteriovenous fistula is usually associated with abnormalities in signal intensity of the spinal cord on MRI T2-weighted sequences The topographic distribution in observed in cases of redundant nerve roots was The literature approaching the clinical relevance of the presence of redundant nerve roots is controversial.