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Title: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in DegenerativeDisc Disease of Cervical Spine in Symptomatic Patients
Authors: Karki, D B
Gurung, G
Adhikary, K P
Ghimire, R K
Citation: KarkiD. B., GurungG., AdhikaryK. P., & GhimireR. K. (2016). Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in DegenerativeDisc Disease of Cervical Spine in Symptomatic Patients. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Nepal Health Research Council
Keywords: Cervical degenerative disc disease
Symptomatic patient
Series/Report no.: Sep-Dec, 2015;671
Abstract: Abstract Background: The pathophysiological findings demonstrated in cervical spine in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can explain only partly the occurrence of neck and shoulder pain. This study aims to evaluate the occurrenceof cervical degenerative disc pathologies in symptomatic patient with neck pain and radiculopathy. Methods: The study was a retrospective and institutional record based descriptive study carried out for the durationof 3yrs in a well-equipped imaging center. Only MRI performed for neck pain with or without radiculopathy withcomplete clinical form was included in the study. MRI findings were entered in SPSS spread sheet and analyzed using SPSS 19.0. Results: A total of 750 MRI was reviewed among which 571(76.13%) had cervical degenerative disc pathology.Disc degeneration and disc bulge was the most common finding, followed by neural foramina stenosis, discherniation and myelopathic changes. Disc degeneration and disc bulge was seen more frequently in patients olderthan 40 years than those less than 40 years. Disc herniation was rare in extremes of age and noted predominantly in productive population between 3rd and 6th decade of life. Conclusions: Disc degeneration and global disc bulge were predominant findings in symptomatic patientsincreasing with the age. Disc herniation and neural foraminal stenosis were common changes seen associated withneck pain with or without radiculopathy and were predominant in productive age group.
Description: Original Article
ISSN: Print ISSN: 1727-5482; Online ISSN: 1999-6217
Appears in Collections:Vol. 13 No 3 Issue 31 Sep-Dec 2015

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