Aracnoiditis crónica

Chronic arachnoiditis

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Luis Alberto Garzón
Anderson Arley Mesa


La aracnoiditis se refiere al compromiso inflamatorio de uno, varios o todos los segmentos de la capa me­ dia de las meninges, es decir la aracnoides. Se encuentra asociada con meningitis, neoplasias, hemorragia subaracnoidea, enfermedades infecciosas como tuberculosis, procedimientos invasivos por el uso de medios de contraste tecales, colocación de analgésicos y anestésicos a nivel del raquis, quimioterápicos intratecales, procesos autoinmunes, afecciones ginecológicas e incluso procesos no invasivos. Como en la actualidad esta entidad no se considera entre los primeros diagnósticos en pacientes con clínica de dolor tipo ardor en región lumbar irradiado a miembros inferiores, incontinencia urinaria y disestesias en artejos, queremos resaltar la importancia de tener en cuenta esta patología como diagnóstico diferencial.

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