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Magnetic resonance imaging signal hyperintensity of neural tissues in diffuse chronic pain syndromes: a pilot study.

Magnetic resonance imaging signal hyperintensity of neural tissues in diffuse chronic pain syndromes: a pilot study.
Magnetic resonance imaging signal hyperintensity of neural tissues in diffuse chronic pain syndromes: a pilot study.
In this pilot study we use T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify possible peripheral nerve inflammation in 4 patients with diffuse chronic pain. In all 4 patients, there was an increase in median and ulnar nerve T2 signal intensity at the wrist (P < 0.05 vs. controls). Positive clinical signs of peripheral nerve mechanosensitivity combined with MRI findings suggest that these patients may have an underlying peripheral nerve pathology.
chronic pain, fibromyalgia, inflammation, magnetic resonance imaging, non-specific arm pain, peripheral nerve
0148-639X
981-984
Dilley, Andrew
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Greening, Jane
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Walker-Bone, Karen
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Good, Catriona
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Dilley, Andrew
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Greening, Jane
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Walker-Bone, Karen
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Good, Catriona
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Dilley, Andrew, Greening, Jane, Walker-Bone, Karen and Good, Catriona (2011) Magnetic resonance imaging signal hyperintensity of neural tissues in diffuse chronic pain syndromes: a pilot study. Muscle & Nerve, 44 (6), 981-984. (doi:10.1002/mus.22221). (PMID:22102470)

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Abstract

In this pilot study we use T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify possible peripheral nerve inflammation in 4 patients with diffuse chronic pain. In all 4 patients, there was an increase in median and ulnar nerve T2 signal intensity at the wrist (P < 0.05 vs. controls). Positive clinical signs of peripheral nerve mechanosensitivity combined with MRI findings suggest that these patients may have an underlying peripheral nerve pathology.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 18 November 2011
Published date: December 2011
Keywords: chronic pain, fibromyalgia, inflammation, magnetic resonance imaging, non-specific arm pain, peripheral nerve
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine

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Local EPrints ID: 367509
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/367509
ISSN: 0148-639X
PURE UUID: 963aa71d-63ed-41c2-83ff-f575dfd2e834
ORCID for Karen Walker-Bone: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5992-1459

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Last modified: 05 Nov 2019 01:55

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Author: Andrew Dilley
Author: Jane Greening
Author: Catriona Good

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