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A Clinical Analysis of Intervertebral Disc Change on Magnetic Resonance Imaging(MRI) Scan of the Patients Who were Diagnosed as Spondylolisthesis

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2011, 21(4), pp.119-130
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

김석 1 반효정 2 윤현석 1 김선민 1 전병철 1

1자생한방병원
2경희대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives :The purpose of this study is to find out the characteristics of intervertebral disc changes and relative factors of the patients with spondylolisthesis. Methods :We investigated 95 cases of patients who visited one Korean traditional medicine hospital and were diagnosed as spondylolisthesis on lumbar spine X-ray and lumbar spine magnetic resonance imaging(MRI). We selected these cases retrospectively and randomly. We analysed the relativity between number of changed discs and type of changed disc and age, level of spondylolisthesis and type of spondylolisthesis. Results :1. The number of changed discs increased with older age and degenerative spondylolisthesis type(p<0.05) and was not related to the level of spondylolisthesis. 2. Bulging disc is the dominant type of disc change(74.12%). The type of changed disc was shown to be similar in lytic and degenerative spondylolisthesis. It was not relative to the level of spondylolisthesis(p>0.05). 3. The direction of nerve compression was diffuse type in about halfly of the patients(47.06%) and the symptoms of patient and dermatome did not matched in 54 cases. Conclusions :The patients who visited a Korean medicine hospital and were diagnosed as spondylolithesis have different characteristics from the established studies. Their discs changed dominantly to diffuse bulging type and the symptoms of patient were not related with the direction and level of the changed discs where spondylolisthesis existed.

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