Lumbosacral Radicular Pain
The annual prevalence in the general population of low back pain with leg pain traveling below the knee varied from 9.9% to 25%, which means that it is presumably the most commonly occurring form of neuropathic pain.
Mimickers of Lumbar Radiculopathy
- MedicineThe Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
The clinician must be able to distinguish the signs and symptoms of lumbar radiculopathy from pathologies that may have a similar presentation, and consider a breadth of alternative diagnoses when a patient presents with radiating lower extremity pain.
Giant Schwannoma with Endoabdominal Development: A Case of Radiculopathy
Although the most common causes of lumbosacral radiculopathy are disc herniation and chronic spinal arthropathy, physicians should be mindful of other causes, including neoplasms.
Lumbosacral Plexopathy Caused by Presacral Recurrence of Colon Cancer Mimicking Degenerative Spinal Disease: A Case Report
- MedicineKorean Journal of Spine
The potential for misdiagnosis of extraspinal plexopathy and the value of obtaining an accurate history of sciatica are illustrated.
Approach to Radiculopathy.
- MedicineSeminars in neurology
Low back pain and neck pain, often with associated radiculopathy, are two of the most common reasons for referral to the outpatient neurology clinic. A thorough clinical evaluation remains paramount…
Differentiating Radiculopathy from Lower Extremity Arthropathy.
- MedicineThe American journal of medicine
Multidisciplinary approach to L3/L4 lumbar disc prolapse masquerading as focal limb myositis-a radiological challenge
- MedicineBJR case reports
This case report emphasize the importance of multidisciplinary approach for a L3 nerve radiculopathy with confounding clinical presentation of focal lower limb myositis of unknown etiology.
Rare extraspinal cause of acute lumbar radiculopathy
- MedicineBMJ Case Reports
To the knowledge, this is the first case in the literature to report hydronephrosis as the potential aetiology of lumbar radiculopathy, which highlights an important clinical reminder: to consider extraspinal aetiologies in all patients who present with lumbr radicULopathy, when clinical symptoms, examination findings and diagnostic studies present with unusual characteristics.
Surgical Management of Lumbar Radiculopathy: a Systematic Review
- MedicineJournal of General Internal Medicine
Compared with nonsurgical interventions, surgery probably reduces pain and improves function in the short- and medium-term, but this difference does not persist in the long-term.
Clinical Course of Motor Deficits from Lumbosacral Radiculopathy Due to Disk Herniation
- Medicine, PsychologyPM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation
The clinical course of motor deficits from lumbosacral radiculopathy appears to improve with or without surgery. Strength measurements have been confined to manual muscle testing (MMT) and have not…
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Diabetic lumbar radiculopathy: sciatica without disc herniation.
The clinical picture can resemble that of high lumbar disc herniation and Electrodiagnostic and radiological studies may help differentiate between the two conditions.
AAEE minimonograph #32: The electrophysiologic examination in patients with radiculopathies
- MedicineMuscle & nerve
The value and limitations of the various electrophysiologic procedures used in the diagnosis of radiculopathies are discussed, including motor and sensory nerve conduction studies, late responses, somatosensory evoked potentials, nerve root stimulation, and the needle electrode examination.
Surgical evaluation and management of symptomatic lumbosacral meningeal cysts.
- MedicineAmerican journal of orthopedics
It is concluded that surgical treatment of a symptomatic cyst may include laminectomy with fenestration and imbrication of the cyst--or percutaneous treatment methods.
Occult dysraphism in adulthood. A series of 24 cases.
- MedicineJournal of neurosurgical sciences
The conclusion is that symptoms and/or signs of TCS with onset in adult life are not invariably irreversible.
Polyradiculopathy in sarcoidosis
- MedicineMuscle & nerve
Differential diagnosis of weakness in patients with Sarcoidosis should include nerve root involvement from the primary process by direct sarcoid involvement, and differential diagnosed patients with sarCOidosis may improve with corticosteroids.
Diabetic and nondiabetic lumbosacral radiculoplexus neuropathies: New insights into pathophysiology and treatment
- MedicineMuscle & nerve
It is likely that DLRPN and LRPN are immune‐mediated neuropathies that should be separated from chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy and from systemic necrotizing vasculitis.
Tethered cord syndrome in adults.
- MedicineJournal of neurosurgery
Surgical outcome was gratifying in relation to pain and motor weakness but disappointing in the resolution of bowel and bladder dysfunction, and early diagnosis and adequate release of the tethered conus are the keys to successful management.
Haemorrhagic lumbar synovial cyst. A cause of acute radiculopathy.
- MedicineThe Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume
A 55-year-old man with acute radiculopathy resulting from haemorrhage involving a synovial cyst at a lumbar facet joint is described, which led to complete neurological recovery.
Segmental zoster paresis—a disease profile
In the presence of appropriate cutaneous manifestations, it is seldom arduous to decide whether segmentally distributed pain is the result of herpes zoster. Less well known is the fact that motor…
The natural resolution of a lumbar spontaneous epidural hematoma and associated radiculopathy.
The patient's pain gradually improved with conservative management and he returned to light work after 4 weeks, indicating a resolution of the radiculopathy and hematoma.