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Does an MRI of the spine show spinal fluid problems

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Need a spinal tap: For evaluating spinal fluid a spinal tap is necessary. This is the only way to evaluate the fluid for any problems. An MRI would only be able to eval ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Certain conditions : Like blood such as a hematoma or associated with an infection but usually a spinal tap to draw fluid out for analysis for most problems unless one is ... Read More

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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Very: This is very important to get it treated before you lose function of the nerves below that level
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Possible !: One has to know the proper history to answer this question !
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
I'm not sure I: understand the question. What is the specific issue with spinal fluid? Hydrocephalus?
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: But you need to integrate it with the clinical findings and status
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
? Mass vs. Vol Ave.: Depending on the MRI protocol, it is possible there is slight angling of the image, and one side is seen well while the other is not as clearly seen. ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
One of diagnostic: Tests. A diagnosis of ms is usually made on the basis of clinical findings, MRI and oligoclonal bands in cerebrospinal fluid. One of the features of m ... Read More
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Neurological : symptoms guide the decision that surgery is needed. Pressure from the cerebellum on the spinal cord or lower brainstem can cause neurological signs &a ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Come again?: Brain consists of gray matter (neurons' cell bodies) & white matter (connecting fiber tracts). Chiari malformation has to do with position of cere ... Read More

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