Skip to main content
eScholarship
Open Access Publications from the University of California

UC Irvine

UC Irvine Previously Published Works bannerUC Irvine

MRI changes of the spinal subdural space after lumbar spine surgeries: report of two cases.

  • Author(s): Sakai, Toshinori
  • Sairyo, Koichi
  • Bhatia, Nitin N
  • Miyagi, Ryo
  • Tamura, Tatsuya
  • Katoh, Shinsuke
  • Yasui, Natsuo
  • et al.
Abstract

Although magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is frequently used to assess the lumbar spine, there are few reports in the medical literature that have evaluated using MRI immediately following spinal surgery. Furthermore, descriptions of the subdural changes after lumbar spine surgery are also infrequent. In this paper, we present two cases with subdural change seen on MRI immediately after lumbar surgery. Both the patients had mild symptoms that resolved spontaneously, and the follow-up MRI scans showed resolution of the subdural changes. Subdural changes should be considered as one of the possible causes of unexpected symptoms in patients following lumbar spinal surgery.

Many UC-authored scholarly publications are freely available on this site because of the UC's open access policies. Let us know how this access is important for you.

Main Content
Current View