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Research progress of MRI on brain plasticity in cervical spondylotic myelopathy
SHAO Ziwei  HE Laichang 

Cite this article as: Shao ZW, He LC. Research progress of MRI on brain plasticity in cervical spondylotic myelopathy[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(11): 137-140, 153. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.11.027.


[Abstract] Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is the most common form of chronic spinal cord compression, and the incidence of CSM has increased significantly in recent years due to the younger population with incorrect work and study posture. Compression of nerve fibers in the spinal cord is considered to be one of the main causes of symptoms in patients with CSM, yet some patients still have poor recovery after decompression surgery, and how to improve the prognosis has become a major issue for us. In recent years, with the development of imaging technology, we found that functional remodeling of the brain in addition to spinal cord compression may be one of the reasons for different symptoms. In this paper, we review the research on brain remodeling in CSM using magnetic resonance imaging in recent years, aiming to provide a better imaging basis for treating cervical spondylosis and predicting prognosis.
[Keywords] cervical spondylotic myelopathy;brain plasticity;imaging marker;neuroimaging;magnetic resonance imaging

SHAO Ziwei   HE Laichang*  

Department of Imaging, the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang 330000, China

He LC, E-mail: laichang_he@163.com

Conflicts of interest   None.

Received  2022-06-02
Accepted  2022-10-08
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.11.027
Cite this article as: Shao ZW, He LC. Research progress of MRI on brain plasticity in cervical spondylotic myelopathy[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(11): 137-140, 153.DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.11.027

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