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Table 2 Extra-spinal abnormalities detected on coronal STIR images, explain the patients’ pain and influence their management

From: Coronal STIR sequence, a simple adjustment to routine MRI protocol for extra-spinal sciatica and sciatica-like symptoms

Coronal STIR images
Extra-spinal abnormality
SexAge (years)PainHistoryRoutine MR protocol images
Spinal abnormalityNerve root impingement
1. Bilateral sacroiliitisM20Low back painIrrelevant
2. Bilateral sacroiliitisM19Low back painIrrelevant
3. Bilateral sacroiliitisM24Low back painIrrelevantLumbar spondylosis
4. Bilateral sacroiliitisF24Bilateral sciaticaIrrelevant
5. Stress fracture of right sacral alumM39Bilateral sciaticaIrrelevantDisc herniationPositive
6. Stress fracture of right sacral alumM30Right sciaticaIrrelevant
7. Stress fracture of proximal left femurM36Low back painIrrelevantSpondylolisthesisPositive
8. Stress fracture of proximal right femurM60Right sciaticaIrrelevantLumbar spondylosis
9. Occult inter-trochanteric fracture of left femurF25Left sciaticaTrauma
10. Occult pelvic fractureF20Left sciaticaTrauma
11. Left Iliac wing metastasisM45Bilateral sciaticaVertebral metastasisVertebral metastasisPositive
12. Right Iliac wing metastasisF22Right sciaticaNET of pancreas
13. Left TOHF42Left sciaticaIrrelevantLumbar spondylosis
14. Bilateral Tarlov cystsF32Bilateral sciaticaIrrelevant
15. Left gluteal muscular tendinopathyF52Left sciaticaIrrelevantLumbar spondylosis
  1. (NET neuroectodermal tumor)