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Will a lumbosacral plexus mr neurography provide the images and information needed to confidently characterize an intradural enhancing lesion at l4?

Will a lumbosacral plexus mr neurography provide the images and information needed to confidently characterize an intradural enhancing lesion at l4?

Not necessarily: From what you described, MRI of the lumbar spine would be better. Intradural means within the dura- which is within the spinal canal. Check with the physician managing your case to see if there is any reason to image the plexus. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more


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What is the lumbar plexus block used to treat?

What is the lumbar plexus block used to treat?

Chronic pain: Combined with a sciatic nerve block, the lumbar plexus block can provide complete analgesia to the lower extremity and can be repeated a few times per year. ...Read more

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Could a dilated batson's plexus compress against nerves in the lumbar spine?

Unlikely: Batson's plexus is the name for the veins that surround the vertebral bodies. Veins are very compressible so they are unlikely to cause any pressure on nerves. ...Read more

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Could a dilated batson's plexus compress against nerves in the lumbar spine?

Not typically: The batson's plexus significance is that it's a network of veins without valves. Typically veins have valves, due to the low pressure in the venous system, to decrease the chance of flow backup within the system. The batson's plexus connects the deep pelvic veins & thoracic veins, & with no valves can easily serve as conduit for infection/cancer cells to travel from pelvic structures to the spine. ...Read more

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Chest pain when I stand up. Not always but when it happens it feels like someone is crushing solar plexus area. Really hurts. Last s for half an hour.

Chest pain when I stand up. Not always but when it happens it feels like someone is crushing solar plexus area. Really hurts. Last s for half an hour.

Chest Pain Young Fem: Unlikely that this is a serious problem; but not guaranteed. Healthtap appears to note that you have already had a Chest X-ray and Stress Test. Is that correct? Are you an athlete? Past surgery on heart, lungs, or chest? Other symptoms during episodes (trouble breathing, lightheaded, pain in jaw/arms, sweating?). Recommend regular visit with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is plexus slim good for u?

Is plexus slim good for u?

Pills don't work: Nope. It will be one more product that will not lead to real or lasting weight loss. It should be avoided. ...Read more

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How is plexus slim or herbalife?

How is plexus slim or herbalife?

Calorie counting: If you don't learn how to count calories, nothing is going to work for you long term but you can sure spend a lot of money trying to avoid doing so. It's easy. Try it for a month. Cut your calorie intake by 200 calories a day and you will lose weight and not have spent a dime. Count every calorie, liquids, catsup, dressings, etc. Pretty soon you will know the calories in what you like. ...Read more

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