Arachnoiditis

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Previous spinal surgery. Ongoing back and lower limb pain.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female
MRI

MRI demonstrates characteristic appearances of arachnoiditis with an empty theca sign (cauda equina nerve roots are adherent to the margins of the dura and clumped). 

Case Discussion

MRI demonstrates characteristic appearances of arachnoiditis with an empty theca sign (cauda equina nerve roots are adherent to the margins of the dura and clumped). 

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Case information

rID: 14055
Case created: 20th Jun 2011
Last edited: 20th Sep 2015
Tag: spine
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