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MRI neuroimaging in the evaluation of post-laminectomy pain syndrome


Post-laminectomy pain syndrome refers to persistent leg and/or lumbar back pain after a surgical procedure. The pathophysiology of this syndrome is complex, as often the operation was technically successful. Evaluation with MRI plays a crucial role in the assessment of post- laminectomy pain syndrome, as it provides soft tissue resolution for evaluation for common post- surgical pain generators, including recurrent posterior disc disease and associated narrowing of the spinal canal, lateral recess or neural foramina.

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