Gadolinium enhancement of the lumbar roots in a case of ALS

Nathan P. Young, Ruple S. Laughlin, Eric J. Sorenson

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We present a single case of clinically definite amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) associated with modest gadolinium enhancement of the lumbar nerve roots without thickening or nodularity and with CSF protein elevation (80 mg/dl). These findings should not exclude a clinical diagnosis of ALS and suggest that the enhancement of nerve roots and protein elevation were related to rapid neuronal degeneration, not inflammation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-209
Number of pages3
JournalAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 2010


  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Motor neuron disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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