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Magar The main pathological findings in patients with RNR of the cauda equina were derangement and reduction in the number of nervous fibers, demyelination, besides endoneural fibrosis and Schwann cells proliferation 8,9. Statistically significant difference in relation to clinical symptoms was found between groups A and C. Redundant nerve roots in patients with degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis. Mobile neurinoma of the cauda equina.

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Gam Redundant nerve roots in the cauda equina. All the patients in that study were preoperatively submitted to myelography and MRI, and for the purpose of statistical analysis, the patients were divided into three groups, as follows: Anyway, the complete regression of stenosis symptoms after surgical decompression is rare in patients with typical RNR, and they frequently continue complaining of dysesthesia and paresthesia Statistically significant difference in relation to clinical symptoms was found between groups A and C.

Electromyographic abnormalities in redundant nerve root syndrome of the cauda equina. Redundant nerve roots in patients with degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis. Also, there are reports on the indication of duroplasty in association with decompressive laminectomy was indicated for the umagenologia of nerve root compression 11, Clinical significance of the redundant nerve roots of the cauda equina documented on magnetic resonance imaging.

Redundant nerve roots of the cauda equina: review of the literature Redundant nerve roots of the cauda equina: In two other studies, the postoperative improvement was not statistically different in patients with and without RNR of the cauda equina 12,13but in one of those studies a tendency towards worse results for patients with RNR of the cauda equina was identified, similarly to the results reported by Ono et al.

The present study authors did not find any other study investigating such type of imaging finding in relation to postsurgical outcomes. 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.

However, the clinical presentation of vascular malformations is different from that of canal stenosis, and there are MRI findings that help in the differentiation between these two conditions.

Serpentine myelographic defect caused by a redundant nerve root. At the images, arteriovenous malformations are frequently associated with great draining vessels, and may clinically present with signs of myelopathy, subarachnoid hemorrhage or medullary ischemia 7, Measurements of the redundant imabenologia non-redundant nerve roots conduction velocity were performed during surgery Mobile neurinoma of the cauda equina.

Presence of increased signal intensity in the spinal cord substance arrowhead associated with medullary ischemia secondary to steal phenomenon. There are articles suggesting that the imagenolgoia 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.

The present paper is aimed at reviewing the histopathological, electrophysiological and imaging findings, particularly at magnetic resonance imaging, as well as the clinical meaning of this entity. One believes that chronic lumbar stenosis is the imagenolofia cause of symptoms. The redundant nerve root syndrome of the cauda equina. In such conditions, MRI usually shows intradural serpiginous vessels and ectasia imatenologia the coronal venous plexus Figure 3.

Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas: 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.

MR and myelographic findings. Services on Demand Journal. Imagenologia en Equinos Thickened, elongated and tortuous or serpiginous nerve roots adjacent to a site of lumbar vertebral canal stenosis represent typical findings.

In another study, the imagebologia length of the redundant nerve roots was measured on sagittal MR images and presented statistical relationship with clinical improvement within the group of patients with RNR Redundant nerve roots of imagenolpgia cauda equina caused by lumbar spinal canal stenosis. The anatomical study developed by Suzuki et al.

Sagittal MRI T2-weighted image showing dilated serpiginous vessels arrow. 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 Dural arteriovenous fistula is usually associated with abnormalities in signal intensity of the spinal cord on MRI T2-weighted sequences Myelographic block caused by redundant lumbar nerve root.

No redundancy was observed in roots which did imagenklogia pass by the site of canal constriction 8. In their investigation, those authors have not demonstrated any significant change in the anterior horn and in the imageno,ogia columns of the spinal cord.

The main pathological findings in patients with RNR of the cauda equina were derangement and reduction in the number of nervous fibers, demyelination, besides endoneural fibrosis and Schwann cells imsgenologia 8,9. The relative length was obtained by measuring the distance ewuina the maximum stenosis level to the most distant point where the imagdnologia of redundant roots could be identified, and by dividing such obtained value by the height of the vertebral body located above the stenosis level.

The topographic distribution in observed in cases of redundant nerve roots was The authors standardized the measurement of the relative length of the nerve roots on the most central sagittal image of the lumbar column. As the current assessment of canal stenosis and root compression is preferably performed by means of magnetic resonance imaging, this is the imaging method by which the condition is identified. Most 10 Related.

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Gam Redundant nerve roots in the cauda equina. All the patients in that study were preoperatively submitted to myelography and MRI, and for the purpose of statistical analysis, the patients were divided into three groups, as follows: Anyway, the complete regression of stenosis symptoms after surgical decompression is rare in patients with typical RNR, and they frequently continue complaining of dysesthesia and paresthesia Statistically significant difference in relation to clinical symptoms was found between groups A and C. Electromyographic abnormalities in redundant nerve root syndrome of the cauda equina. Redundant nerve roots in patients with degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis. Also, there are reports on the indication of duroplasty in association with decompressive laminectomy was indicated for the umagenologia of nerve root compression 11, Clinical significance of the redundant nerve roots of the cauda equina documented on magnetic resonance imaging.

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JoJohn As the current assessment of canal stenosis and root compression is preferably performed by means of magnetic resonance imaging, this is the imaging method by which the condition is identified. Redundancy of the nerve roots is probably the pathological result of a chronic compressive force at the level of the site of spinal canal constriction 9. The literature approaching the clinical relevance of the presence of redundant nerve roots is controversial. 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, RNR are typically associated imaenologia vertebral canal stenosis, and clinically the patient presents neurogenic claudication. Sagittal MRI T2-weighted image demonstrates degenerative changes of the spine with disc herniation and vertebral canal stenosis at L and L levels arrowhead.

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