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Lumbosacral plexus lesions: correlation of clinical signs and computed tomography.
  1. P Vock,
  2. H Mattle,
  3. M Studer,
  4. M Mumenthaler
  1. Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Bern, Switzerland.


    Neurological signs and computed tomographic morphology were compared in 60 patients. The primary neurological deficit was most commonly located in the sacral (n = 31) or lumbar plexus (n = 23) and was most commonly caused by a neoplasm (n = 40). In 78% of the patients it correlated with the lesions detected by computed tomography (CT). CT reliably demonstrates extraspinal mass lesions, but only moderately well predicts functional signs.

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