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Archive: Apr 2022

    Congenital narrowing of the lumbar spinal canal – Implications

    When a spinal canal is relatively narrow from birth, where it will remain relatively narrow throughout life, it is referred to as congenital spinal canal narrowing. This is different to acquired (typically degenerative) narrowing which is referred to as spinal stenosis. The MRI image below shows a mildly congenitally narrow lumbar spinal canal, with antero-posterior […]

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