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Analysis of CT and MRI investigations of patients with lumbar discopathy treated conservatively or surgically

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dc.contributor.author Radziszewski, Krzysztof Roch pl
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-26T15:18:27Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-26T15:18:27Z
dc.date.issued 2007 pl
dc.identifier.issn 1733-134X pl
dc.identifier.uri https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/78076
dc.language eng pl
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dc.title Analysis of CT and MRI investigations of patients with lumbar discopathy treated conservatively or surgically pl
dc.type JournalArticle pl
dc.description.physical 50-56 pl
dc.description.additional Bibliogr. s. 56 pl
dc.identifier.weblink http://archiwum.inforadiologia.pl/download/index/idArt/510502 pl
dc.abstract.en Background: Imaging investigations (radiculography, X-ray, CT, MRI) constitute an integral part of the therapeutic process in the treatment of patients suffering from lumbar discopathy. The results obtained with the imaging techniques provide the crucial data concerning the stage of disease development; assist the choice of optimal therapy method and the evaluation of the therapeutic actions efficiency. The aim of the study was to analyze the results of CT and MRI investigations carried out on patients suffering from lumbar discopathy, who had been treated with conservative or surgical methods. Material/Methods: 665 patients aged between 16 and 76 years with discopathy at L4-L5, L5-S1 levels were enrolled to the study. In the analyzed group, 348 patients received only conservative therapy whereas 317 patients underwent surgical procedures. CT and MRI investigations were applied at the beginning of the observation (W), after three years (III) and after ten years (X) since the operation (or exclusively conservative treatment). The results obtained with imaging techniques were divided into three categories: intradiscal, peridiscal and disc-related changes caused by herniation of vertebral discs. Results: During the subsequent periods of inspection, the rising number of degenerative changes was found. The progression of the imaging technique results concerned both the L4-L5, L5-S1 spaces, which showed distortion initially, and the L3-L4, L2-L3 levels, which were not degenerated in the preliminary examination. The remote examination showed that the number of degenerations in the two examined groups was substantially higher than it had been during the preliminary examination. The total number of degenerative changes among the patients operated on was higher than among the patients in conservative treatment. Conclusions: The number of degenerative changes of the spine grows from level L2-L3 to level L5-S1. The stage of spinal degenerative changes rises along with the duration of the disease. The patients operated on show more degenerative changes than those in conservative treatment. pl
dc.subject.en lumbar discopathy pl
dc.subject.en CT pl
dc.subject.en MRI of spine pl
dc.subject.en lumbar discopathy treatment pl
dc.description.volume 72 pl
dc.description.number 4 pl
dc.identifier.eissn 1899-0967 pl
dc.title.journal Polish Journal of Radiology pl
dc.language.container eng pl
dc.date.accession 2019-06-26 pl
dc.subtype Article pl
dc.identifier.articleid 510502 pl
dc.rights.original CC-BY-NC-ND; otwarte czasopismo; ostateczna wersja wydawcy; w momencie opublikowania; 0 pl
dc.identifier.project ROD UJ / OP pl


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