Document Detail


Magnetic resonance imaging in acute cervical spinal cord injury: a correlative study on spinal cord changes and 1 month motor recovery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18542094     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study.
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to correlate the spinal cord changes as depicted by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with the neurological deficit and motor recovery of patients with acute cervical spinal cord injury (SCI).
SETTING: A total of 57 patients with acute cervical spine trauma who presented to the Department of Radio Diagnosis, Kasturba Medical College Manipal, Karnataka, India, over a period of 5 years (August 2002 to September 2007) were studied.
METHODS: The pattern and extent of spinal cord changes on MRI were compared with the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) grade, motor index score (MIS) and the total number of useful muscles in the extremities on admission (ADM) and follow-up. The differences in the recovery rates (RR) among patients with cord edema (EDE), contusion and hemorrhage (HGE) were tested statistically.
RESULTS: Spinal cord edema was associated with a better neurological outcome than contusion or hemorrhage, and its overall length showed a negative correlation with the recovery rate (P=0.001).
CONCLUSION: MRI is invaluable in evaluating cervical SCI. Cord edema is associated with a better neurological outcome when compared with cord contusion or hemorrhage.
Authors:
N S Mahmood; R Kadavigere; K R Avinash; A K Ramesh; V R Rao
Related Documents :
745714 - The value of radionuclide myelography in the evaluation of spinal arachnoiditis.
7997114 - Quantitative mri of spinal cord injury in a rat model.
3918974 - A diagnostic x ray field verification device for a 10 mv linear accelerator.
16214614 - Manganese-enhanced mri of rat spinal cord injury.
23292744 - Ovarian imaging by magnetic resonance in adolescent girls with polycystic ovary syndrom...
22129004 - Electroplated copt magnets for actuation of stiff cantilevers.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-06-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spinal cord     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1362-4393     ISO Abbreviation:  Spinal Cord     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-04     Completed Date:  2009-03-05     Revised Date:  2011-06-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9609749     Medline TA:  Spinal Cord     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  791-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radio Diagnosis and Imaging, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India. nabilsherifmahmood@rediffmail.com
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Child
Edema / pathology*,  physiopathology
Female
Hemorrhage / pathology,  physiopathology
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
Male
Middle Aged
Paralysis / pathology*,  physiopathology
Predictive Value of Tests
Prognosis
Recovery of Function / physiology
Severity of Illness Index
Spinal Cord / pathology*,  physiopathology
Spinal Cord Injuries / pathology*,  physiopathology
Time Factors
Young Adult
Comments/Corrections
Erratum In:
Spinal Cord. 2009 Jun;47(6):504
Note: Ramesh, A K [corrected to Avinash, K R]

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  The impact of neurotrophin-3 on the dorsal root transitional zone following injury.
Next Document:  Incidence of traumatic spinal cord injuries in Finland over a 30-year period.