Psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis (also arthritis psoriatica, arthropathic psoriasis or psoriatic arthropathy) is a type of inflammatory arthritis that, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation, affects around 10-30% of people suffering from the chronic skin condition psoriasis. Psoriatic arthritis is said to be a seronegative spondyloarthropathy and therefore occurs more commonly in patients with tissue type HLA-B27. […]
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Ankylosing spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis , previously known as Bekhterev’s disease, Bekhterev syndrome, and Marie-Strümpell disease, a form of Spondyloarthritis, is a chronic, inflammatory arthritis and autoimmune disease. It mainly affects joints in the spine and the sacroilium in the pelvis, and can cause eventual fusion of the spine. It is a member of the group of the […]
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Ependymoma

Ependymoma is a tumor that arises from the ependyma, a tissue of the central nervous system. Usually, in children the location is intracranial, while in adults it is spinal. The common location of intracranial ependymoma is the fourth ventricle. Rarely, ependymoma can occur in the pelvic cavity.   Number of View: 2500
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Syringomyelia

Syringomyelia is a generic term referring to a disorder in which a cyst or cavity forms within the spinal cord. This cyst, called a syrinx, can expand and elongate over time, destroying the spinal cord and eventually causing paralysis without the right procedures. Number of View: 3447
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Degenerative disc disease

Degeneration of the intervertebral disc, often called “degenerative disc disease” (DDD) of the spine, is a condition that can be painful and can greatly affect the quality of one’s life. While disc degeneration is a normal part of aging and for most people is not a problem, for certain individuals a degenerated disc can cause […]
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Tarlov cysts

Tarlov cysts, also known as perineural cysts, are cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) filled sacs located in spinal canal of S1 to S4 region of vertebrae and can be distinguished from other meningeal cysts by nerve-fiber filled walls. Tarlov cysts are defined as cysts formed within the nerve root sheath at dorsal root ganglion. The cause of […]
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Schmorl’s nodes

Schmorl’s nodes or Schmorl’s nodules are protrusions of the cartilage of the intervertebral disc through the vertebral body endplate and into the adjacent vertebra. Schmorl’s nodes can be detected radiographically, although they can be imaged better by CT or MRI. Number of View: 4625
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Spinal disc herniation

A spinal disc herniation (prolapsus disci intervertebralis), informally and misleadingly called a “slipped disc”, is a medical condition affecting the spine, in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring (annulus fibrosus) of an intervertebral disc (discus intervertebralis) allows the soft, central portion (nucleus pulposus) to bulge out. Tears are almost always posterior-ipsilateral in nature […]
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