Research Article
Volume 12 Issue 10 - 2021
Importance of Magnetic Resonance Neurography (MRN) in Diagnosis of Neural and Soft Tissue Lesions Concomitant with Thoracolumbar Fractures
Tarek Aly*
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Tanta University School of Medicine, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Tarek Aly, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Tanta University School of Medicine, Egypt.
Received: August 12, 2021; Published: September 27, 2021


Objective: Spine injuries are common and can be life-threatening if not recognised and treated promptly. MRI is frequently complementary studies in evaluation of spine trauma patients who were presented to us with variety of lesions and injuries. The aim of this study is to compare magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) versus magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) in evaluation of spine trauma.

Method: Current study included 39 patients. They all were presented with thoracolumbar spinal trauma and neurological deficits and were examined with MRI including MRN. Most affected with spine injuries.

Results: MRN revealed marked accuracy compared to MRI in assessment of nerve root avulsion, perineural oedema, small Extra-Dural hematoma and Para-spinal muscle abnormality.

Conclusion: MRN is valuable tool in diagnosing neural tissue pathology associated with spinal injuries with marked accuracy and sensitivity compared to MRI.

Keywords: Spine; Thoracolumbar; MRI; MRN


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Citation: Tarek Aly. “Importance of Magnetic Resonance Neurography (MRN) in Diagnosis of Neural and Soft Tissue Lesions Concomitant with Thoracolumbar Fractures”. EC Orthopaedics 12.10 (2021): 12-16.

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