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Clinical diagnostics and imaging

Section edited by Daichi Hayashi

This section concerns clinical and research studies of the clinical diagnosis of musculoskeletal disorders focusing on musculoskeletal radiology and diagnostic imaging of musculoskeletal disorders.  

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  1. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between epidemiological, clinical and radiographic factors of patients with tibial shaft fractures and the occurrence of acute compartment syndrome.

    Authors: Lydia Wuarin, Amanda I. Gonzalez, Matthieu Zingg, Patrick Belinga, Pierre Hoffmeyer, Robin Peter, Anne Lübbeke and Axel Gamulin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:25

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The objective of this study is to investigate the prognostic values of median nerve strain and applied pressure measurement for the assessment of clinical recovery after carpal tunnel release.

    Authors: Yuichi Yoshii, Wen-lin Tung, Hiroshi Yuine and Tomoo Ishii

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:22

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Elastofibroma is a benign soft tissue tumor characterized by the presence of elastic fibers in a stroma of collagen and mature adipose tissue. It is reported to have a prevalence of 2.73%, as shown by a study ...

    Authors: Omran Al Dandan, Ali Hassan, Mona Al Muhaish, Jumanah AlMatrouk, Haidar Almuhanna and Tarek Hegazi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:16

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Mucosal melanomas are rare and have a high potential for metastasizing. Surgical resection is the treatment of choice for single distant metastases. Malignant melanoma usually shows the highest uptake of fluor...

    Authors: Yu-An Yen, Li-Chun Wu, Na-Mi Lu and Chiang Hsuan Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:13

    Content type: Case report

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  5. The standard diagnostic work-up for hand and wrist fractures consists of history taking, physical examination and imaging if needed, but the supporting evidence for this work-up is limited. The purpose of this...

    Authors: Patrick Krastman, Nina M. Mathijssen, Sita M. A. Bierma-Zeinstra, Gerald Kraan and Jos Runhaar

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:12

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) is a complication that occurs after radiotherapy for head or neck malignancies. ORN of the spine is rare, with only few cases affecting the cervical spine reported to date. To our know...

    Authors: Cong Jin, Minghua Xie, Wengqing Liang and Yu Qian

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:7

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Gorham-Stout disease, also known as vanishing bone disease, idiopathic massive osteolysis, is a rare entity of unknown etiopathology. This disease is characterized by destruction of osseous matrix and prolifer...

    Authors: Chuanxi Zheng, Fan Tang, Li Min, Yong Zhou, Yi Luo, Chongqi Tu and Shiquan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 21:3

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Radiographic imaging is an important tool to assess osteoarthritis (OA). Lateral compartment osteoarthritis (valgus OA) usually starts with cartilage degeneration along the posterior aspect of the lateral femo...

    Authors: Kilian Rueckl, Armin Runer, Ulrich Bechler, Martin Faschingbauer, Sebastian Philipp Boelch, Peter Keyes Sculco and Friedrich Boettner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:636

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the commonest entrapment neuropathy. The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy and validity of high resolution musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) in the diagnosis of CTS in ...

    Authors: Basant Elnady, Elsayed M. Rageh, Tohamy Ekhouly, Sabry M. Fathy, Mohamed Alshaar, El Saeed Fouda, Mohammed Attar, Ahmed M. Abdelaal, Ahmed El Tantawi, Mohammed M. Algethami and David Bong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:634

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Bone mineral density (BMD) measurements are widely used to assess fracture risk. However, the finding that some fracture patients had high BMD together with the low contribution of drugs to osteoporosis sugges...

    Authors: Yoshikuni Kida, Mitsuru Saito, Akira Shinohara, Shigeru Soshi and Keishi Marumo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:627

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Sonication is a valuable tool in the diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infections (PJI). However, conditions and definition criteria for PJI vary among studies. The aim of this study was to determine the diagn...

    Authors: Petri Bellova, Veronika Knop-Hammad, Matthias Königshausen, Eileen Mempel, Sven Frieler, Jan Gessmann, Thomas A. Schildhauer and Hinnerk Baecker

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:623

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Bone scintigraphy with 99mTc-labeled diphosphonates can identify prostate cancer bone metastases with high sensitivity, but relatively low specificity, because benign conditions such as osteoarthritis can also tr...

    Authors: Flavian Tabotta, Mario Jreige, Niklaus Schaefer, Fabio Becce, John O. Prior and Marie Nicod Lalonde

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:619

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Unrecognized periprosthetic joint infections are a concern in revision surgery for aseptic failure (AF) after total hip (THA) or knee (TKA) arthroplasties. A gold diagnostic standard does not exist. The aim of...

    Authors: Vesal Khalid, Henrik Carl Schønheyder, Poul Torben Nielsen, Andreas Kappel, Trine Rolighed Thomsen, Ramune Aleksyniene, Jan Lorenzen and Sten Rasmussen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:600

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Superior labral anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesions remain a clinical and diagnostic challenge in routine (non-arthrographic) MR examinations of the shoulder. This study prospectively evaluated the ability of...

    Authors: Felix Wuennemann, Laurent Kintzelé, Felix Zeifang, Michael W. Maier, Iris Burkholder, Marc-André Weber, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor and Christoph Rehnitz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:598

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Early magnetic resonance imaging (eMRI) for nonspecific low back pain (LBP) not adherent to clinical guidelines is linked with prolonged work disability. Although the prevalence of eMRI for occupational LBP va...

    Authors: Mujahed Shraim, Manuel Cifuentes, Joanna L. Willetts, Helen R. Marucci-Wellman and Glenn Pransky

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:574

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Though malalignment of lower legs is a common pathologic phenomenon in multiple hereditary exostoses (MHE), relationship between locations of exostoses and malalignment of lower legs remains unclear. This stud...

    Authors: Yeong Seub Ahn, Seong Hwan Woo, Sung Ju Kang and Sung Taek Jung

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:564

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Camptocormia has been reported in a plethora of diseases comprising disorders of the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous system, and the neuromuscular junction as well as hereditary and acquired myo...

    Authors: Matthias Türk, Armin M. Nagel, Frank Roemer, Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt, Christian T. Thiel, Martin Winterholler and Rolf Schröder

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:553

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a challenging complication following total joint arthroplasty (TJA), and the diagnostic criteria remains controversial. The 2018 new definition proposed in May 2018 cons...

    Authors: Haitao Guan, Chi Xu, Jun Fu, Ming Ni, Xiang Li, Wei Chai, Libo Hao, Yonggang Zhou and Jiying Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:552

    Content type: Study protocol

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  19. Quantification of vertebral bone marrow (VBM) water–fat composition has been proposed as advanced imaging biomarker for osteoporosis. Estrogen deficiency is the primary reason for trabecular bone loss in postm...

    Authors: Michael Dieckmeyer, Stefan Ruschke, Alexander Rohrmeier, Jan Syväri, Ingo Einspieler, Vanadin Seifert-Klauss, Monika Schmidmayr, Stephan Metz, Jan S. Kirschke, Ernst J. Rummeny, Claus Zimmer, Dimitrios C. Karampinos and Thomas Baum

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:515

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Charcot neuroarthropathy is a systemic disease that generates pathological changes in the musculoskeletal system, causing instability, dislocations, and deformities. Charcot neuroarthropathy of the knee, due t...

    Authors: Qian-Hao Yang, Peichun Hsu, You-Shui Gao and Chang-Qing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:501

    Content type: Case report

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  21. Multiple published studies quantitatively analysing the diagnostic value of MRI, MR arthrography (MRA) and CT arthrography (CTA) for labral lesions of the shoulder have had inconsistent results. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Fanxiao Liu, Xiangyun Cheng, Jinlei Dong, Dongsheng Zhou, Qian Sun, Xiaohui Bai and Dawei Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:487

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Occult and missed surgical neck fractures can be found in patients diagnosed with isolated greater tuberosity (GT) fracture during the follow up period. The purpose of this study was to retrospectively assess ...

    Authors: Leo Shaw, Chih-Kai Hong, Fa-Chuan Kuan, Cheng-Li Lin, Ping-Hui Wang and Wei-Ren Su

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:482

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Iliopsoas abscess (IPA) is a rare clinical entity and is difficult to diagnose due to its insidious onset and nonspecific symptoms. The association between IPA and cardiovascular disorders (CVD) has been rarel...

    Authors: Sung-Yuan Hu, Ming-Shun Hsieh, Yao-Tien Chang, Chih-Che Huang, Che-An Tsai, Chung-Lin Tsai, Chiann-Yi Hsu, Chia-Hui Shen and Yan-Zin Chang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:474

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The STarT Back Screening Tool (SBT) identifies patients with low back pain (LBP) at risk of a worse prognosis of persistent disabling back pain, and thereby facilitates triage to appropriate treatment level. H...

    Authors: Emma Haglund, Ann Bremander and Stefan Bergman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:460

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The treatment of aneurysmal bone cysts (ABCs) has evolved and less invasive methods have been tried. Denosumab is a monoclonal antibody which inhibits osteoclasts. It has been shown to be effective in giant ce...

    Authors: Hans Roland Dürr, Ferdinand Grahneis, Andrea Baur-Melnyk, Thomas Knösel, Christof Birkenmaier, Volkmar Jansson and Alexander Klein

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:456

    Content type: Case report

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  26. The paraspinal and psoas muscles have been considered to be essentially important for stabilizing the spinal column, and the muscle degeneration was found to exist in degenerative spinal kyphosis (DSK) patient...

    Authors: Weiwei Xia, Han Fu, Zhenqi Zhu, Chenjun Liu, Kaifeng Wang, Shuai Xu and Haiying Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:454

    Content type: Research article

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  27. To compare the imaging parameters pre- and post- reductive procedure for atlantoaxial dislocation via posterior fixation using pedicle screw and rod.

    Authors: Jia Shao, Yanzheng Gao, Kun Gao and Zhenghong Yu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:451

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The aim of this study was to find out whether the shear wave elastography (SWE) findings of patients with unilateral lumbar disc herniation (LDH) were related to clinical characteristics.

    Authors: Qingyuan Wang, Hao Zhang, Jinxin Zhang, Hanqi Zhang and Hui Zheng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:438

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a common spinal condition and the most frequent indication for spinal surgery in elderly people. General practitioners (GPs) are on the 1st line for its diagnosis and treatment. We...

    Authors: Marie-Ombeline Chagnas, Serge Poiraudeau, Marie-Martine Lefèvre-Colau, François Rannou and Christelle Nguyen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:431

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Existing ultrashort echo time magnetic resonance imaging (UTE MRI) methods require prohibitively long acquisition times (~ 20–40 min) to quantitatively assess the clinically relevant fast decay T2* component in l...

    Authors: Takeshi Fukuda, Kenneth Wengler, Dharmesh Tank, Seth Korbin, James M. Paci, David E. Komatsu, Megan Paulus, Mingqian Huang, Elaine Gould, Mark E. Schweitzer and Xiang He

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:426

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Gout in spine is rare and commonly mimics some infectious or tumoral lesions, the differentiation of spinal gout from other diseases is not always easy. We report a case of gout involved cervical disc and adja...

    Authors: Suying Zhou, Yundan Xiao, Xin Liu, Yi Zhong and Haitao Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:425

    Content type: Case report

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  32. Percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) can effectively treat osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs). Although satisfactory clinical outcomes can be achieved, bone cement leakage remains a primary complic...

    Authors: Shuai Zhang, Gao Ju Wang, Qing Wang, Jin Yang, Shuang Xu and Chao Hua Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:423

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Areal bone mineral density (aBMD) estimated by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is used to estimate peak bone mass, define osteoporosis and predict fracture. However, as aBMD is calculated as bone minera...

    Authors: Erik Lindgren, Björn E. Rosengren and Magnus K. Karlsson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:404

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) is a rare idiopathic autoinflammatory bone disease that mostly affects children and adolescents. It is a diagnosis of exclusions since no clinical signs and sy...

    Authors: Joanna Świdrowska-Jaros and Elżbieta Smolewska

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:392

    Content type: Case report

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  35. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the gold standard in diagnosing rotator cuff pathology; however, there is a lack of studies investigating the reliability agreement for supraspinatus partial-thickness tears...

    Authors: João Alberto Yazigi Junior, Fábio Anauate Nicolao, Nicola Archetti Netto, Fabio Teruo Matsunaga, Jéssica Hae Lim Lee, Stéphanie Yuri Torres Ogata, Leonardo Massamaro Sugawara, André Yui Aihara and Marcel Jun Sugawara Tamaoki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:383

    Content type: Research article

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  36. The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between radiographic measurement in lumbar spine and clinical information including symptoms or results of functional testing using a baseline data of l...

    Authors: Kosuke Uehara, Masami Akai, Tokuhide Doi, Hiroyuki Oka and Tsutomu Iwaya

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:379

    Content type: Research article

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  37. During ambulatory follow-up of patients with cerebral palsy (CP) systematic radiographic screening is required firstly to evaluate hip migration and development in the prevention of hip dislocation and secondl...

    Authors: Jef Neirynck, Renee Proost and Anja Van Campenhout

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:366

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  38. The present study aims to describe the imaging features in incident radiographic patellofemoral osteoarthritis (RPFOA) population in a Chinese suburban area.

    Authors: Yudian Qiu, Chutong Lin, Qiang Liu, Qunjie Zhong, Ke Tao, Dan Xing, Hu Li and Jianhao Lin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:359

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Fibrous hamartoma of infancy(FHI) is a rare benign lesion most frequently occurring within the first year of life. So far, just over 200 cases have been reported in the English literature, in which the radiolo...

    Authors: Yang Ji, Peizhen Hu, Chuanshan Zhang, Qingguo Yan, Hong Cheng, Ming Han, Zhe Huang, Xia Wang, Heng Li and Yuedong Han

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:356

    Content type: Case report

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  40. We assessed the morphological differences in the knee joint related to knee rotation angle in patients with hip dysplasia. These results may explain the anatomy of the knee in patients with hip dysplasia and a...

    Authors: Norio Imai, Dai Miyasaka, Yuki Hirano, Hayato Suzuki, Kazuki Tsuchiya and Naoto Endo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:353

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Isolated rectus femoris (RF) contracture is encountered very rarely in orthopaedic practices. There are few reports on its imaging manifestations and no cases reported to be treated with arthroscopy.

    Authors: Yunfeng Zhou, Zhengzheng Zhang, Jingyi Hou and Rui Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:350

    Content type: Case report

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  42. Heterotopic ossification (HO) is a relatively common complication following hip surgery treated with open reduction and internal fixation, total arthroplasty or hemiarthroplasty. Development of HO after hip su...

    Authors: Daichi Hayashi, Elaine S. Gould, Corey Ho, Dennis L. Caruana, David E. Komatsu, Jie Yang, Chencan Zhu, Musa Mufti and James Nicholson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:348

    Content type: Research article

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  43. The endplate-intervertebral disc (IVD) complex is closely interrelated with the vertebral body (VB) in the structural integrity of the anterior spinal column, including biomechanical and biological functions. ...

    Authors: Tatsuhiko Fujiwara, Koji Akeda, Junichi Yamada, Tetsushi Kondo and Akihiro Sudo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:336

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Radiological assessments are considered an important part of the management of patellar instability (PI). However, PI measurements are influenced by the knee position, which cannot be guaranteed to be the same...

    Authors: Qin Ye, Taihen Yu, Yinbo Wu, Xiaonan Ding and Xiangyang Gong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:317

    Content type: Research article

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  45. The efficacy of postoperative pain management is an important factor that influences the final outcome of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Whether liposomal bupivacaine offers better efficacy compared with tradi...

    Authors: Yuan Liu, Yi Zeng, Junfeng Zeng, Mingyang Li, Wenxing Wei and Bin Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:306

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Intramuscular fat infiltration is a critical factor in surgical decision-making and is the most important factor used to prognosticate surgical repair outcomes in patients with rotator cuff tears. Quantitative...

    Authors: Rajan Khanna, Matthew D. Saltzman, James M. Elliott, Mark A. Hoggarth, Guido M. Marra, Imran Omar, Todd Parrish and Amee L. Seitz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:295

    Content type: Technical advance

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  47. Intramedullary hyperintense lesions associated with spinal cord edema on T2-weighted MR images (T2WI) are rare findings in patients with cervical spondylosis and are poorly characterized. We investigated the c...

    Authors: Naohiro Tachibana, Takeshi Oichi, So Kato, Yusuke Sato, Hiroyuki Hasebe, Shima Hirai, Yuki Taniguchi, Yoshitaka Matsubayashi, Harushi Mori, Sakae Tanaka and Yasushi Oshima

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:284

    Content type: Research article

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