Three-dimensional evaluation of lumbar disc hernia and prediction of absorption by enhanced MRI.

@article{Kawaji2001ThreedimensionalEO,
  title={Three-dimensional evaluation of lumbar disc hernia and prediction of absorption by enhanced MRI.},
  author={Yoichi Kawaji and Shigeharu Uchiyama and Etsuko Yagi},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic science : official journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association},
  year={2001},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={498-502}
}
Both the spontaneous shrinkage and the disappearance of disc hernia have been confirmed through the use of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). There is, however, no practical method to predict the likely absorption of the herniated mass. The objective of this study was to predict the spontaneous absorption of disc hernia by MRI, and to select the optimum treatment. The study involved 65 patients with lumbar disc hernias. Conservative treatment was carried out in 21… CONTINUE READING