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MRI of right L5 radiculopathy

Case Study
Tanji, Hajime Northern Fukushima Medical Center • Japan
Yabuki, Shoji, MD, DMSc Fukushima Medical University School of Medecine • Japan

Patient history

In this patient with right hip to lower extremity pain, routine spine MRI at another hospital revealed L5/S1 disc herniation at the opposite side to the symptoms, but no abnormalities that could explain the patient’s chief complaint.

MR examination

The patient underwent spine MRI with 3D NerveVIEW because of a strong suspicion of L5 nerve root dysfunction based on the location of the painful area and symptoms related to sensory disorder.
 

The examination was performed on Achieva 3.0T at Northern Fukushima Medical Center.

Images

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Diagnosis

The L5/S1 (extraforaminal) far lateral lumbar disc herniation (blue) is seen in the images, as well as identification of the narrowing point in the right nerve root (red) and edematous change on the proximal and distal part (green).

 

After surgery for right L5 radiculopathy, the symptoms of the patient were significantly improved.
 
 

Read more in:
FieldStrength article: Direct visualization of nerves can influence surgery decisions
 
 
 
Results from case studies are not predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.


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Achieva 3.0T dStream
dStream, MR neurography, Nerve, nerve root, NerveVIEW, Neuro, radiculopathy, Spine
 

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