Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy

Case contributed by Dr Yune Kwong


Known previous chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). Now acute exacerbation.

Patient Data

Age: 60-65 years old
Gender: Male

Smooth and diffuse enhancement of the anterior and posterior nerve roots, with enhancement extending beyond the spinal canal into the femoral nerves, lumbosacral plexus and sciatic nerves.

Case Discussion

CIDP is considered the chronic counterpart of Guillain-Barre syndrome. In addition to enhancement, enlargement of nerve roots and muscle atrophy can be seen on MRI in CIDP. 

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Case information

rID: 33075
Published: 30th Dec 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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