arachnoiditis


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Related to arachnoiditis: adhesive arachnoiditis

arachnoid

 [ah-rak´noid]
1. resembling a spider's web.
2. the delicate membrane interposed between the dura mater and the pia mater, and with them constituting the meninges.

a·rach·noid·i·tis

(ă-rak'noy-dī'tis),
Inflammation of the arachnoid membrane often with involvement of the subjacent subarachnoid space.
See also: leptomeningitis.
[arachnoidea + -itis, inflammation]

arachnoiditis

(ə-răk′noi-dī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the arachnoid membrane and subarachnoid space.

arachnoiditis

Inflammation of the arachnoid membrane and subarachnoid space.

arachnoiditis

Neuropathology Inflammation of the arachnoid membrane and subarachnoid space

a·rach·noid·i·tis

(ă-rak'noy-dī'tis)
Inflammation of the arachnoid membrane often with involvement of the subjacent subarachnoid space.
See also: leptomeningitis
[arachnoidea + -itis, inflammation]

arachnoiditis

Inflammation of the arachnoid mater.
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Symptomatic spinal cord kinking due to focal adhesive arachnoiditis, with ossification of the ligamentum flavum: a case report.
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(23) During the chronic phase of the infection, MRI sequences may not exhibit enhancement but continue to show signs of arachnoiditis such as the adhesions of the nerve roots.
It became clear to me then that here was someone who was determined to get arachnoiditis understood and action taken to assist sufferers.
Cysts in the basal cisterns tend to agglomerate in a racemose form, and adhesive arachnoiditis develops in this case as a local inflammatory meningeal reaction.
"Causes may include arachnoiditis, recurrent or residual disk herniation, epidural fibrosis, and radiculopathy from any cause."
Hoyland JA, Freemont AJ, Denton J, Thomas AM, McMillan JJ, Jayson MI 1998 Retained surgical swab debris in post-laminectomy arachnoiditis and peridural fibrosis Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 70-B (4) 659-62
"She is like my safety blanket," said Lizanda, who is wheelchair bound due to severe degeneration of her lumbar spine and a condition called arachnoiditis.
Theoretically, epidural infections, chemical or infectious meningitis and/or arachnoiditis can develop (5,6).
As soon as Amanda regained consciousness following surgery, she presented classic signs of neurotoxic poisoning and ultimately developed a rare form of arachnoiditis, a painful condition which causes widespread damage to the nervous system, injuries which are progressive, intensely painful and irreversible.
The aim of the study was to present different neurological conditions ranging from meningoencephalitis, spinal arachnoiditis, sagittal sinus thrombosis and transverse myelitis to white matter involvement and raised intracranial pressure and to discuss managing and response to therapy of neurobrucellosis.