Variation in Anisotropy and Diffusivity along the Medulla Oblongata and the Whole Spinal Cord in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Pilot Study Using Diffusion Tensor Imaging
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AbstractBACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Disturbed somatosensory evoked potentials have been demonstrated in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (but this functional delay was found to originate above the C5-6 level, while the lower cord level was unaffected). Together with MR imaging observation of tonsillar ectopia and a relatively tethered cord, we hypothesized that there is disturbed mean diffusivity integrity along the spinal cord. In this study, advanced DTI was used to evaluate whether there was underlying decreased WM integrity within the brain stem and spinal cord in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and any relationship to cerebellar tonsillar ectopia. Clinical impact on balance testing was also correlated.
All Author(s) ListKong Y, Shi L, Hui SCN, Wang D, Deng M, Chu WCW, Cheng JCY
Journal nameAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume Number35
Issue Number8
Pages1621 - 1627
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesClinical Neurology; CLINICAL NEUROLOGY; Neuroimaging; NEUROIMAGING; Neurosciences & Neurology; Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging; RADIOLOGY, NUCLEAR MEDICINE & MEDICAL IMAGING

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