A nude nerve root is perhaps not as exciting as the name would suggest. It refers to an uncommon anatomical variant where nerve roots simply exit the theca without investing dural sleeves 1. These have been associated, at least in case reports, with spontaneous craniospinal hypotension 1.
- 1. Schievink WI, Jacques L. Recurrent spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid leak associated with "nude nerve root" syndrome: case report. Neurosurgery. 2004;53 (5): 1216-8. Pubmed citation