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標題: Combination of transverse myelitis and arachnoiditis in cauda equina syndrome of long-standing ankylosing spondylitis: MRI features and its role in clinical management
作者: Lan, H.H.C.
Chen, D.Y.
Chen, C.C.C.
Lan, J.L.
Hsieh, C.W.
關鍵字: ankylosing spondylitis;arachnoiditis;cauda equina syndrome;dural;diverticula;magnetic resonance imaging;transverse myelitis
Project: Clinical Rheumatology
期刊/報告no:: Clinical Rheumatology, Volume 26, Issue 11, Page(s) 1963-1967.
摘要: 
The cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a rare neurological complication of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Imaging diagnosis of CES in long-standing AS patients (CES-AS) using myelography, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were reported in the literature. They, however, demonstrate only the chronic abnormalities of CES-AS, i.e., dural ectasia, dorsal dural diverticula, and selective bone erosion at the posterior elements of the vertebrae. To our knowledge, imaging features of acute intradural inflammation in CES-AS were not described. We report a patient of CES-AS in whom MRI disclosed acute transverse myelitis and arachnoiditis along the lower spinal cord, and discuss the pathogenesis of CES-AS and the role of MRI in clinical management.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11455/68533
ISSN: 0770-3198
DOI: 10.1007/s10067-007-0593-2
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