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Postoperative spinal adhesive arachnoiditis presenting with hydrocephalus and cauda equina syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17950992     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To our knowledge, the association between hydrocephalus and postoperative spinal adhesive arachnoiditis (SAA) has never been reported. Herein we describe an unusual case of a 45-year-old man with spinal adhesive arachnoiditis (SAA) who developed delayed-onset hypertensive hydrocephalus and cauda equina syndrome (CES) after multiple low-back surgeries. The patient's clinical presentation, imaging findings, surgical management, and the possible mechanisms are discussed in the light of the present literature.
Guus Koerts; Herbert Rooijakkers; Basel Abu-Serieh; Guy Cosnard; Christian Raftopoulos
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-10-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical neurology and neurosurgery     Volume:  110     ISSN:  0303-8467     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-21     Completed Date:  2008-05-07     Revised Date:  2009-10-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502039     Medline TA:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Saint-Luc University Hospital, Université Catholique de Louvain, Av. Hippocrate 10, 1200 Brussels, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Arachnoiditis / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  therapy
Hydrocephalus / etiology*
Intervertebral Disk Displacement / surgery*
Lumbar Vertebrae
Middle Aged
Polyradiculopathy / etiology*
Postoperative Complications*
Tissue Adhesions / complications

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