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57. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie e. V. (DGNC)
Joint Meeting mit der Japanischen Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie (DGNC) e. V.

11. bis 14.05.2006, Essen

Perfusion MRI studies of the spinal cord: its role in cervical spondylotic myelopathy

Meeting Abstract

  • corresponding author K. Uemura - Department of Neurosurgery and Radiology, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan and Department of Neurosurgery, Kennan Hospital, Tsuchiura, Ibaraki, Japan
  • A. Matsumura - Department of Neurosurgery and Radiology, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan and Department of Neurosurgery, Kennan Hospital, Tsuchiura, Ibaraki, Japan
  • I. Anno - Department of Neurosurgery and Radiology, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan and Department of Neurosurgery, Kennan Hospital, Tsuchiura, Ibaraki, Japan
  • T. Isobe - Department of Neurosurgery and Radiology, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan and Department of Neurosurgery, Kennan Hospital, Tsuchiura, Ibaraki, Japan
  • A. Tsukada - Department of Neurosurgery and Radiology, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan and Department of Neurosurgery, Kennan Hospital, Tsuchiura, Ibaraki, Japan

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie. Japanische Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie. 57. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie e.V. (DGNC), Joint Meeting mit der Japanischen Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie. Essen, 11.-14.05.2006. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2006. DocP 11.170

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Veröffentlicht: 8. Mai 2006

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Objective: To assess changes in perfusion parameters of the spinal cord before and after the decompression surgery for cervical spondylotic myelopathy.

Methods: Fourteen patients with a spondylotic myelopathy were included. The mean transit time (MTT), bolus arrival time (T0), and time to peak (TTP) were obtained from regions of interest (ROIs). Data were assessed in a ratio between parameters from the spinal cord and that from the pons (MTT index = MTT ROI / MTT pons, T0 index = T0 ROI / T0 pons, TTP index = TTP ROI / TTP pons). Patients group was divided into two according to percent recovery rate (A) on neurosurgical cervical spine scale (NCSS).

Results: MTT index in the patients of good recovery (>50%) showed significant reduction. T0 index and TTP index revealed no significant change between the surgeries in both groups.

Conclusions: Reduction in MTT index can predict the improved perfusion of the spinal cord following surgery for cervical spondylotic myelopathy.