Serial MR Imaging of Annular Tears in Lumbar Intervertebral Disks.

@article{Munter2002SerialMI,
  title={Serial MR Imaging of Annular Tears in Lumbar Intervertebral Disks.},
  author={Fletcher M Munter and Bruce A. Wasserman and H Wu and David M. Yousem},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 7},
  pages={1105-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Annular tears of lumbar intervertebral disks are found in both symptomatic and asymptomatic persons; therefore, it is difficult to determine whether these findings indicate acute abnormality. Our purpose was to determine whether the MR imaging findings of tears (ie, hyperintensity and contrast enhancement) of the annulus fibrosus persist or resolve over time. METHODS A radiologic database was searched for spinal MR imaging examinations noting annular tears. Eighteen… CONTINUE READING

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