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Cervical radiculopathy caused by vertebral artery loop formation : a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  21286489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Vertebral artery loop formation causing encroachment on cervical neural foramen and canal is a rare cause of cervical radiculopathy. We report a case of 61-year-old woman with vertebral artery loop formation who presented with right shoulder pain radiating to her arm for 2 years. Plain radiograph and computed tomography scan revealed widening of the right intervertebral foramen at the C5-6 level. Magnetic resonance imaging and angiogram confirmed the vertebral artery loop formation compressing the right C6 nerve root. We had considered microdecompressive surgery, but the patient's symptoms resolved after conservative management. Clinician should keep in mind that vertebral artery loop formation is one of important causes of cervical radiculopathy. Vertebral artery should be visualized using magnetic resonance angiography in suspected case.
Authors:
Hoon Soo Kim; June Ho Lee; Gene Cheh; Sang-Ho Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1598-7876     ISO Abbreviation:  J Korean Neurosurg Soc     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-02     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101467054     Medline TA:  J Korean Neurosurg Soc     Country:  Korea (South)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  465-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Busan Wooridul Spine Hospital, Busan, Korea.
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