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MRI findings asymptomatic neck pain

Tobias Hesper, Sarah D Bixby, Daniel A Maranho, Patricia Miller, Young-Jo Kim, Eduardo N Novais
BACKGROUND: Hip osteoarthritis has been reported in the contralateral hip in patients who had been treated for unilateral slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) during adolescence. Although this might be related to the presence of a mild deformity, the morphologic features of the contralateral hip in unilateral SCFE remains poorly characterized. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: Do measurements of (1) femoral head-neck concavity (α angle and femoral head-neck offset), (2) epiphyseal extension into the metaphysis (epiphyseal extension ratio and epiphyseal angle), and (3) posterior tilt of the epiphysis (epiphyseal tilt angle) differ between the contralateral asymptomatic hips of patients treated for unilateral SCFE and hips of an age- and sex-matched control population without a history of hip disease? METHODS: From January 2005 to May 2015, 442 patients underwent surgical treatment for SCFE at our institution...
April 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Siri Sahib S Khalsa, Ndi Geh, Bryn A Martin, Philip A Allen, Jennifer Strahle, Francis Loth, Desale Habtzghi, Aintzane Urbizu Serrano, Daniel McQuaide, Hugh J L Garton, Karin M Muraszko, Cormac O Maher
OBJECTIVE Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) is typically defined on imaging by a cerebellar tonsil position ≥ 5 mm below the foramen magnum. Low cerebellar tonsil position is a frequent incidental finding on brain or cervical spine imaging, even in asymptomatic individuals. Nonspecific symptoms (e.g., headache and neck pain) are common in those with low tonsil position as well as in those with normal tonsil position, leading to uncertainty regarding appropriate management for many patients with low tonsil position and nonspecific symptoms...
January 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Tiffany K Gill, E Michael Shanahan, Dale Allison, Daniel Alcorn, Catherine L Hill
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of structural shoulder pathology using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in three groups of older people: those with current shoulder pain, those with a previous history of shoulder pain and those with no history of shoulder pain, within a community-based sample. METHODS: Thirty subjects (10 within each of the three groups) participated in the study. Subjects were recruited by telephone and underwent a clinical examination of shoulder and neck range of movement (to ensure pain was not referred from the neck)...
November 2014: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
Eugen Mann, Cynthia K Peterson, Jürg Hodler, Christian W A Pfirrmann
PURPOSE: To evaluate the natural course of end plate marrow (Modic) changes (MC) in the cervical spine on MRI scans of patients with neck pain. A few longitudinal studies have assessed the development of MC over time in the lumbar spine but only two recent studies evaluated MC in the cervical spine in asymptomatic volunteers and those with whiplash. Thus, this study now reports on the natural course of MC in the cervical spine in symptomatic patients. METHODS: From the cervical MRI scans of 426 neck pain patients (mean age 61...
March 2014: European Spine Journal
James M Elliott, David M Walton, Alfred Rademaker, Todd B Parrish
BACKGROUND: Previous data using T1-weighted MRI demonstrated neck muscle fat infiltration (MFI) in patients with poor functional recovery following whiplash. Such findings do not occur in those with milder symptoms of whiplash, chronic non-traumatic neck pain or healthy controls, suggesting traumatic factors play a role. Muscle degeneration could potentially represent a quantifiable marker of poor recovery, but the temporal constraints of running a T1-weighted sequence and performing the subsequent analysis for muscle fat may be a barrier for clinical translation...
2013: BMC Medical Imaging
Eduardo Andre, Craig Thurm, Kelly Cervellione, Sicong Ren, Kunal Patel
SESSION TYPE: Cancer Cases IPRESENTED ON: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 01:45 PM - 03:00 PMINTRODUCTION: Granular cell tumors (GCTs) are generally benign neoplasms of neuronal origin. They can occur in many organ systems, but rarely involve the lung; 6% of pulmonary GCTs are endobronchial. Here we report a GCT involving the left upper lobe bronchus in a patient found to have metastatic adenocarcinoma of the lung. To our knowledge, this is the 8th case of pulmonary GCT coexisting with lung cancer reported in the literature...
October 1, 2012: Chest
Tae Hoon Lee, Sang Jin Kim, Soo Mee Lim
OBJECTIVE: Similar to back pain, neck pain has recently shown to have increasing prevalence. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is useful in identifying the causes of neck pain. However, MRI shows not only pathological lesions but also physiological changes at the same time, and there are few Korean data. The authors have attempted to analyze the prevalence of disc degeneration in highly selective asymptomatic Korean subjects using MRI. METHODS: We performed 3 T MRI sagittal scans from C2 to T1 on 102 asymptomatic subjects (50 men and 52 women) who visited our hospital between the ages of 14 and 82 years (mean age 46...
February 2013: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Victoria B Duthon, Caecilia Charbonnier, Frank C Kolo, Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Christophe D Becker, Cindy Bouvet, Elia Coppens, Pierre Hoffmeyer, Jacques Menetrey
PURPOSE: To understand why professional female ballet dancers often complain of inguinal pain and experience early hip osteoarthritis (OA). Goals were to examine clinical and advanced imaging findings in the hips of dancers compared with those in a matched cohort of nondancers and to assess the femoral head translation in the forward split position using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Twenty professional female ballet dancers and 14 active healthy female individuals matched for age (control group) completed a questionnaire on hip pain and underwent hip examination with impingement tests and measurement of passive hip range of motion (ROM)...
March 2013: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Morio Matsumoto, Daisuke Ichihara, Eijiro Okada, Yoshiaki Toyama, Hirokazu Fujiwara, Suketaka Momoshima, Yuji Nishiwaki, Takeshi Takahata
INTRODUCTION: There are few studies on Modic changes of the cervical spine in patients suffering from whiplash. This study compared Modic changes seen in whiplash patients 10 years after the injury with those observed in asymptomatic volunteers. METHODS: This is a follow-up study of 133 patients who suffered whiplash injuries in 1994-1996 and underwent MRI with a superconductive imager (63 men, 70 women, mean age 49.6±15.3 years, mean follow-up 11.4 years). In addition, 223 healthy volunteers who underwent MRI during the same period were included as controls (123 men, 100 women, mean age 50...
June 2013: Injury
Brad Register, Andrew T Pennock, Charles P Ho, Colin D Strickland, Ashur Lawand, Marc J Philippon
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of abnormal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in an asymptomatic population has yet to be determined. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess a cohort of asymptomatic people to determine the prevalence of hip lesions. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Forty-five volunteers with no history of hip pain, symptoms, injury, or surgery were recruited for enrollment in this institutional review board-approved study...
December 2012: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Jamie Baisden
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis and management of Chiari I malformations (CMI) remains controversial, particularly since it is often an incidental finding on cervical MR scans performed for neck pain and/or headaches. Recently, some surgeons "over-operated" on asymptomatic patients with Chiari I malformations, or even on those without the requisite radiographic diagnostic features for Chiari I malformations: unfortunately, only a subset were admonished for indiscriminate surgery. Nevertheless, when this hindbrain malformation is truly symptomatic, contributing to impaired cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation, various valid surgical management strategies may be adopted...
2012: Surgical Neurology International
Nitish Baisakhiya, Prasad Deshmukh, Vinod Pawar
Nasopharyngeal cysts are rare, small in size and asymptomatic, usually diagnosed as in incidental finding on MRI. Large cyst commonly presents with obstructive symptoms. Tornwaldt cysts occur in the midline bursa of the nasopharynx above the upper border of the superior constrictor muscle. They represent as a communication between notochord remnants and the pharyngeal endoderm. We report this case because of its presentation and size (2.5 × 2 cm). It was presented as intermittent cervical pain, stiffness and vertigo because of prevertebral cervical muscle spasm due to cyst and nasal symptoms were not predominant...
July 2011: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Eijiro Okada, Morio Matsumoto, Hirokazu Fujiwara, Yoshiaki Toyama
An association between progression of cervical disc degeneration and that of lumbar disc degeneration has been considered to exist. To date, however, this association has not yet been adequately studied. Age-related changes in the cervical intervertebral discs were evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with lumbar disc herniation, and compared with the MRI findings of healthy volunteers without lower back pain. The purpose of this study was to clarify whether the prevalence of asymptomatic cervical disc degeneration is higher in patients with lumbar disc herniation than in healthy volunteers...
April 2011: European Spine Journal
Kjell Arne Kvistad, Ansgar Espeland
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic imaging in neck and low back pain can confirm serious pathology, but the clinical significance of findings is often unknown. Indications for diagnostic imaging in these patients are presented and the significance of common findings is discussed. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The review is based mainly on Norwegian guidelines (evidence-based) on low back pain, other selected publications, and a non-systematic PubMed-search for systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials of imaging in neck or low back pain...
November 18, 2010: Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
Morio Matsumoto, Eijiro Okada, Daisuke Ichihara, Kazuhiro Chiba, Yoshiaki Toyama, Hirokazu Fujiwara, Suketaka Momoshima, Yuji Nishiwaki, Takeshi Hashimoto, Tomoo Inoue, Masahiko Watanabe, Takeshi Takahata
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective 10-year follow-up study of patients with whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) and asymptomatic volunteers. OBJECTIVE: To clarify long-term impact of whiplash injury on patient's symptoms and on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of the cervical spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Long-term prognosis of WAD has not been fully elucidated. METHODS: Between 1993 and 1996, we conducted cross-sectional comparative study of 508 acute WAD patients and 497 asymptomatic volunteers, all of whom underwent MRI of the cervical spine...
August 15, 2010: Spine
M Giovinale, C Fonnesu, A Soriano, C Cerquaglia, V Curigliano, E Verrecchia, G De Socio, G Gasbarrini, R Manna
Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease of unknown origin, with pulmonary findings in more than 90% of patients. Extrapulmonary involvement is common and all organs can be involved (especially lymph nodes, eyes, joints, central nervous system) but it is rare to find an isolated extrapulmonary disease (less than 10% of patients). Granulomatous inflammation of the spleen and the liver is common in patients with systemic sarcoidosis, while hepatosplenic enlargement is unusual and splenic involvement rare. We report two cases of systemic sarcoidosis, that onset with splenic and hepatosplenic disease, and one case with splenic sarcoidosis without pulmonary involvement...
March 2009: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
P N Scutellari, R Galeotti, S Leprotti, M Ridolfi, R Franciosi, G Antinolfi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to verify the value of computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of the "crowned dens" syndrome, not only in crystal deposition diseases, but also in other rheumatic or nonrheumatic conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-eight patients (15 men and 23 women; mean age 55 years; age range 35-79) with neck pain were examined and divided into two groups: (1) patients already identified as rheumatic and referred for further investigation of the atlantoaxial region; (2) patients with symptoms confined to the cervical spine, with inconclusive radiographic findings...
March 2007: La Radiologia Medica
Eugene J Carragee, Babak Barcohana, Todd Alamin, Erica van den Haak
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective controlled longitudinal study. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether subjects, asymptomatic for lower back problems, who undergo experimental discography, will develop lower back problems during the medium term to the full term. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Previous work has shown significant pain on discographic injection in approximately 40% of asymptomatic subjects. It has been suggested that those subjects with painful injections would soon develop lower back pain (LBP) syndromes in the near future: that is, the experimental discography was detecting an imminent "pain generator" before clinically symptomatic...
May 15, 2004: Spine
Sari M Siivola, Sinikka Levoska, Osmo Tervonen, Eero Ilkko, Heikki Vanharanta, Sirkka Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi
Several work-related, psychosocial and individual factors have been verified as being related to neck and shoulder pain, but the role of pathology visualized by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) remains unclear. In this study, the relationship between neck and shoulder pain and cervical high-field MRI findings was investigated in a sample of persons in a longitudinal survey. The study aimed to determine whether subjects with persistent or recurrent neck and shoulder pain were more likely to have abnormal MRI findings of cervical spine than those without neck and shoulder pain...
August 2002: European Spine Journal
M Varenna, F Zucchi, L Binelli, S Failoni, M Gallazzi, L Sinigaglia
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of intravenous pamidronate in patients with transient osteoporosis of the hip (TOH). Thirteen men and three women (mean age 38.3 years, range 30-49) were recruited. The diagnosis was made by means of radiographs, bone scintigraphy, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Pamidronate (45 mg) was intravenously administered three times, once every third day. The outcome measures included a clinical assessment using a pain visual analog scale (VAS; range 0-100), and the WOMAC functional impairment score (FUI; range 0-100)...
July 2002: Bone
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