Conjoined lumbosacral nerve roots: Direct demonstration on MR neurography

Colby Engar, Vibhor Wadhwa, Brent Weinberg, Avneesh Chhabra

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Abstract

Indirect signs of conjoined nerve roots have been well described on conventional lumbar spine magnetic resonance imaging. Direct demonstration of developmentally united nerve roots makes it quite easily appreciable on MR neurography imaging and has not been described before. We report two cases of conjoined nerve roots and their imaging appearances on three-dimensional magnetic resonance neurography. A brief description of the imaging technique and relevance of these anatomic variants is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)892-894
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Conjoined nerve
  • Lumbar spine
  • Lumbosacral plexus
  • MR neurography
  • MRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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