MR images mimic disc after discectomy
University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, United States Dentomaxillofacial Radiology
(Impact Factor: 1.39).
08/2005; 34(4):237-9. DOI: 10.1259/dmfr/77311744
MRI of a 30-year-old woman 1 year after discectomy showed a residual disc-like tissue. The observation was initially confusing, but a close comparison of pre- and post-operative images suggested that the inferior wall of the anterior joint capsule had migrated superiorly after the removal of the disc and mimicked a residual disc on the follow-up MR images.
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