Magnetic resonance imaging of cauda equina syndrome in long-standing ankylosing spondylitis.

@article{Arslanolu2007MagneticRI,
  title={Magnetic resonance imaging of cauda equina syndrome in long-standing ankylosing spondylitis.},
  author={Atilla Arslanoğlu and Nurcihan Aygun},
  journal={Australasian radiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={
          375-7
        }
}
The cauda equina syndrome is an uncommon complication of long-standing ankylosing spondylitis and its aetiology is controversial. We report a case of the cauda equina syndrome, erosion of the posterior elements of the lumbar spine and traction of the lumbar nerve roots because of multiple dural diverticula in a patient with long-standing ankylosing spondylitis. Magnetic resonance imaging is valuable in excluding other spinal lesions. Extensive dural diverticula formation is characteristic of… CONTINUE READING
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