Hypertrophic nerve roots in a case of Roussy-Lévy syndrome

Neuroradiology. 2002 Nov;44(11):933-7. doi: 10.1007/s00234-002-0847-2. Epub 2002 Aug 24.


Hypertrophic radiculopathy is a rare feature of neuropathies. Single cases of enlarged nerve roots have been described in hereditary motor sensory neuropathies (HMSN) and chronic inflammatory demyelinating diseases (CIDP). This is the first description of hypertrophied nerve roots in a patient with Roussy-Lévy syndrome. MRI did not show contrast enhancement of the enlarged nerve roots or nodular lesions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertrophy
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Spinal Nerve Roots / pathology*
  • Sural Nerve / pathology