arachnoiditis


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arachnoiditis

(əˌræknɔɪˈdaɪtɪs)
n
an inflammation of the arachnoid membrane
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MRI dorsolumbar spine showed leptomeningeal enhancement suggestive of spinal leptomeningitis and arachnoiditis.
Analgesic pump can be useful in pain caused by causalgia, chronic pancreatitis, cancer pain, and arachnoiditis.
Complications occurring at a later stage are known to be dural penetration, dermatomal pain, transient or permanent paresthesia, bowel and bladder dysfunction, headache, infection at the penetration site, epidural abscess, and arachnoiditis.
GSK has the utmost sympathy for the people who are afflicted by arachnoiditis.
Slides were prepared, stained with hematoxylin and eosin, and evaluated by the same pathologist, who was blinded to the experimental group, for the presence or absence of lesions in accordance with the following guidelines: type of lesion (1 = arachnoiditis; 2 = arachnoiditis and nerve injury; 3 = nerve damage); extent of damage (1 = < 10%; 2 = 10%-50%; 3 = > 50%); lesion depth (1 = white matter; 2 = gray matter; 3 = white and gray matter); and blood vessel morphology (1 = normal, 2 = with fibrous thickening, 3 = with thrombosis).
Dural puncture or a rent in the dura with prolonged CSF leakage may cause non-infectious arachnoiditis and may be associated with urinary and fecal incontinence.
sup][11] reported that focal adhesive arachnoiditis might be the cause of SK in a patient with thoracic OLF.
The epidural blood patch is invasive and is associated with potential complications such as neurological sequel radiculopathy spinal-subdural hematoma spinal- epiarachnoid hematoma intrathecal hematoma arachnoiditis and infection.
13,14) Common manifestations of coccidioidal meningitis include hydrocephalus, cerebral infarction, vasculitis, parenchymal or parameningeal masses and abscesses, periventricular white matter abnormalities, and spinal arachnoiditis.
The patient suffered neurologic sequelae from his disseminated TB including TB meningitis, TB arachnoiditis and TB granulomata.
Ron has an agonising and incurable spinal problem called arachnoiditis which he claims comes from being given epidural jabs of the steroid Depo-Medrone.