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By Steven Meyers

Authored through well known neuroradiologist Steven P. Meyers, Differential prognosis in Neuroimaging: backbone is a stellar consultant for picking out and diagnosing cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral backbone anomalies in keeping with situation and neuroimaging effects. The succinct textual content displays greater than 25 years of hands-on event gleaned from complicated education and teaching citizens and fellows in radiology, neurosurgery, and orthopaedic surgical procedure. The high quality MRI, CT, and X-ray pictures were amassed over Dr. Meyers's long occupation, offering an unsurpassed visible studying instrument.

The particular 'three-column desk plus photos' layout is simple to include into scientific perform, environment this publication except greater, disease-oriented radiologic tomes. This structure allows readers to fast realize and examine abnormalities according to high-resolution images.

Key Highlights

  • Tabular columns equipped by way of anatomical abnormality contain imaging findings and a precis of key scientific info that correlates to the images
  • Congenital/developmental abnormalities, spinal deformities, and purchased pathologies in either childrens and adults
  • Lesions equipped by way of zone together with dural, intradural extramedullary, extra-dural, and sacrum
  • More than six hundred figures illustrate the radiological visual appeal of spinal tumors, lesions, deformities, and injuries
  • Spinal twine imaging for the analysis of intradural intramedullary lesions and spinal trauma

This visually wealthy source is a must have diagnostic software for trainee and working towards radiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, physiatrists, and orthopaedic surgeons who focus on treating spine-related stipulations. The hugely sensible structure makes it excellent for day-by-day rounds, in addition to a powerful examine advisor for physicians getting ready for board exams.

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CT: Circumscribed, intradural extra-axial or extramedullary structures with low-intermediate attenuation and usually no contrast enhancement. 30â•… (a) Sagittal T1-weighted imaging and (b) sagittal T2-weighted imaging of a 2-year-old female show a well-defined, longitudinally oriented intramedullary zone with CSF signal located in the conus medullaris (arrows) representing a ventriculus terminalis of the conus medullaris. 31â•… (a) Lateral radiograph of a 7-year-old female shows multiple segmentation anomalies of the cervical vertebrae.

Potential source of infection involving spine and spinal canal. 25) The distal end of the conus medullaris is located below the L2–L3 level, in association with a thickened filum terminale that can be fibrous or composed of fibrous and adipose tissue. Abnormal thickening of the filum terminale can limit the normal developmental ascent of the conus medullaris, resulting in a tethered spinal cord. Presenting symptoms include leg weakness, back and/ or leg pain, scoliosis, gait problems, and bowel and/or bladder symptoms.

50â•… Sagittal view diagram of the ligaments stabilizing the craniovertebral junction. 51â•… Posterior view diagram of the dorsal aspects of the cruciform ligament, alar ligaments, and tectorial membrane. 52) Hypoplasia of the lower clivus results in primary basilar invagination. Results in elevation of the dens more than 5 mm above Chamberlain’s line (line between the hard palate and opisthion, the posterior margin of the foramen magnum on sagittal MRI). Can also result in abnormally decreased clival-canal angle below the normal range of 150 to 180 degrees, ± syrinx formation in the spinal cord.

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