Gadolinium enhancement of the lumbar roots in a case of ALS

Nathan P. Young, Ruple S. Laughlin, Eric J. Sorenson

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Abstract

We present a single case of clinically definite amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) associated with modest gadolinium enhancement of the lumbar nerve roots without thickening or nodularity and with CSF protein elevation (80 mg/dl). These findings should not exclude a clinical diagnosis of ALS and suggest that the enhancement of nerve roots and protein elevation were related to rapid neuronal degeneration, not inflammation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-209
Number of pages3
JournalAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Volume11
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

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Keywords

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Motor neuron disease

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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Gadolinium enhancement of the lumbar roots in a case of ALS. / Young, Nathan P.; Laughlin, Ruple S.; Sorenson, Eric J.

In: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Vol. 11, No. 1-2, 2010, p. 207-209.

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Young, Nathan P. ; Laughlin, Ruple S. ; Sorenson, Eric J. / Gadolinium enhancement of the lumbar roots in a case of ALS. In: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. 2010 ; Vol. 11, No. 1-2. pp. 207-209.
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