Epidural venous plexus enlargements presenting with radiculopathy and back pain in patients with inferior vena cava obstruction or occlusion

Yahya Paksoy, Niyazi Gormus


In the last 2 years, we have examined 9640 patients experiencing back pain or sciatica, using MRI. There were 13 (0.13%) patients who had radicular symptoms that clinically mimicked lumbar disc herniation or spinal stenosis. All of these patients had inferior vena caval obstruction or occlusion that caused engorgement in the epidural and paravertebral venous system, causing nerve root compression. To illustrate the imaging characteristics of 13 patients with epidural engorged veins due to inferior vena cava obstruction or occlusion causing sciatica and low back pain. Abnormalities or pathological changes of epidural venous network may give rise to symptoms similar to or mimicking lumbar disc herniation or spinal stenosis. Multiple lumbar epidural varices can cause nerve root and thecal sac compression. Lumbar epidural varices have been infrequently described in the literature. To date, the cause of anterior epidural venous enlargement has been poorly understood, and both congenital and acquired causes have been proposed. This report describes enlarged epidural veins in patients with inferior vena caval thrombosis or obstruction presenting with radicular syndromes. The authors have seen 13 patients with radicular symptoms. All o...Continue Reading


Jul 1, 1995·American Journal of Otolaryngology·B AzazI Milhem
Sep 15, 1994·Spine·E N HanleyJ M Coumas
May 1, 1994·Journal of Neurosurgery·G A ZimmermanM H Lavyne
Feb 5, 1999·European Radiology·P DemaerelC Plets
May 25, 2002·Joint, Bone, Spine : Revue Du Rhumatisme·Stéphane GenevayOlivier Meyer

❮ Previous
Next ❯


Nov 3, 2011·Journal of Medical Case Reports·Stefan Endres
Aug 23, 2008·Neurologia Medico-chirurgica·Takeshi AoyamaYoshinobu Iwasaki
Mar 27, 2009·Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine·Alik S WidgeAdam S Kanter
Nov 26, 2011·Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine·Mayshan GhiassiOran Aaronson
Nov 24, 2006·Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine·Eugene I Slin'ko, Iyad I Al-Qashqish
Mar 26, 2014·AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology·Maïa ProisyRaphaël Guillin
Jul 12, 2005·Southern Medical Journal·Theofilos Machinis, Kotas N Fountas
Aug 1, 2013·American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation·Myron M LaBan, Ay-Ming Wang
Nov 1, 2011·Acta neurochirurgica·Sven Berkmann, Javier Fandino
Sep 18, 2007·American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation·Yizhar FlomanJacob Bar-Ziv
Feb 6, 2014·The Journal of Emergency Medicine·Benjamin A Hickey, Sashin Ahuja
Jan 29, 2016·The Spine Journal : Official Journal of the North American Spine Society·Hatice ResorluSedat Ozcan
Feb 8, 2011·The Spine Journal : Official Journal of the North American Spine Society·Yeon Soo LeeJong Hoon Ji
Mar 4, 2006·Gastroentérologie Clinique Et Biologique·Patrick BorentainDanielle Botta-Fridlund
Dec 13, 2006·European Journal of Radiology·Zafer Koc, Levent Oguzkurt
Sep 14, 2011·Clinical Anatomy : Official Journal of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists & the British Association of Clinical Anatomists·P V J M HooglandS H Kotzé
Oct 12, 2013·The Spine Journal : Official Journal of the North American Spine Society·Yoon Kyung KimHye-Young Choi
Nov 21, 2012·Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging·J-L DietemannM Koob
Feb 28, 2015·Case Reports in Radiology·Fuldem Yildirim Donmez
Jun 7, 2013·Asian Spine Journal·Serhat PusatYusuf Izci
Jul 26, 2016·Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society·Adem BursalıOnur Yaman
Mar 25, 2017·Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound : the Official Journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association·John C VernonRodrigo Gutierrez-Quintana
Aug 31, 2012·The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. British Volume·H DabasiaR Marshall
May 1, 2018·PM & R : the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation·Il-Kyu ImDu Hwan Kim
May 22, 2009·Journal of Endovascular Therapy : an Official Journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists·Michael R GoRabih A Chaer
Feb 24, 2017·Frontiers in Veterinary Science·Kathryn E RhueRandolph L Winter
Sep 1, 2012·Korean Journal of Spine·Jeong-Hyuk JuJong-Hyon Kim
Jul 21, 2017·Clinical Anatomy : Official Journal of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists & the British Association of Clinical Anatomists·Aimee HumphriesS Ali Mirjalili
Dec 19, 2018·Radiologia brasileira·Eduardo Pontes ReisFabiano Reis
Jun 5, 2020·Surgical Neurology International·Omron HassanMartin H Pham

❮ Previous
Next ❯

Related Concepts

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.


Blastomycosis fungal infections spread through inhaling Blastomyces dermatitidis spores. Discover the latest research on blastomycosis fungal infections here.

Nuclear Pore Complex in ALS/FTD

Alterations in nucleocytoplasmic transport, controlled by the nuclear pore complex, may be involved in the pathomechanism underlying multiple neurodegenerative diseases including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Dementia. Here is the latest research on the nuclear pore complex in ALS and FTD.

Applications of Molecular Barcoding

The concept of molecular barcoding is that each original DNA or RNA molecule is attached to a unique sequence barcode. Sequence reads having different barcodes represent different original molecules, while sequence reads having the same barcode are results of PCR duplication from one original molecule. Discover the latest research on molecular barcoding here.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Evolution of Pluripotency

Pluripotency refers to the ability of a cell to develop into three primary germ cell layers of the embryo. This feed focuses on the mechanisms that underlie the evolution of pluripotency. Here is the latest research.

Position Effect Variegation

Position Effect Variagation occurs when a gene is inactivated due to its positioning near heterochromatic regions within a chromosome. Discover the latest research on Position Effect Variagation here.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.


Microbicides are products that can be applied to vaginal or rectal mucosal surfaces with the goal of preventing, or at least significantly reducing, the transmission of sexually transmitted infections. Here is the latest research on microbicides.