The Value of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Evaluation of Fatty Filum Terminale Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adipose Tissue
  • Cauda Equina
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Spinal Cord

abstract

  • The following findings were noted: 1) patients were likely to exhibit neurological deficits at a younger age (<22 yr in Group III versus 47 yr in Groups I and II); 2) a conus level below L2 was associated with neurological deficits (Group III); 3) filum thickness was not correlated with clinical presentation; 4) fat in the filum within 13 mm of the conus medullaris was most predictive of neurological deficits (Group III).

publication date

  • February 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 14744284

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 375

end page

  • 9; discussion 379-80

volume

  • 54

number

  • 2