Journal of Neurological Sciences (Turkish) Ahead Of Print
A probable extraordinary etiology of a Reduntant Nerve Root Syndrome : Lomber Spondylolisthesis
Ahmet Dagtekin1, Vural Hamzaoglu1, Hakan Ozalp1, Emel Avci1
1Mersin University Hospital, Neurosurgery, Mersin,
DOI : 10.24165/jns.9800.16 The redundant nerve root syndrome (RNRS) is defined as the association of serious lumbar spinal stenosis with large, elongated and tortuous nerve roots. It is considered that the cause is chronic compression of the nerve roots. Acquired elongation of nerve roots due to the mechanical trapping at the level of lumbar spinal stenosis is assumed to be the possible mechanism.It is believed that the cause is a squeezing force due to the chronic compression. Low back pain and leg pain are the most common clinical symptoms.To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of RNRS related with lumbar spondylolisthesis without lumbar canal stenosis in the English literature. In this case report, we have presented a patient who had been diagnosed as RNRS in association with lumbar spondylolisthesis. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and peroperative observation of the clinical entity are discussed. Keywords : Redundant nerve root syndrome, Lumbar spondylolisthesis, Cauda equina, Magnetic resonance imaging