LUMBAR STENOSIS IN SYMPTOMATIC BACKACHE PATIENTS OF MORE THAN 50 YEARS AGE

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Abdul Samad Panezai
Aurangzeb Kalhoro
Sher Hassan Khan
Farrukh Javed
Lal Rehman

Abstract

 


Objective: To determine the frequency of Lumbar Stenosis in symptomatic backache patients of more than 50 years age.


Methodology: This descriptive cross sectional study was conducted in Department of Neurosurgery, Jinnah Post­graduate Medical Centre, Karachi, on 169 patients having symptoms from Feb 2017 to January 2019. Non-prob­ability consecutive sampling was used to enroll the sample. After following the ethical practices, taking informed written consent, the pre-designed performa was filled along with the complete history and the examination. Mag­netic Resonance Imaging (MRI) lumbosacral spine was advised and patients with lumbar spinal stenosis based on their history, MRI and examination were reported by the consultant radiologist.


Results: In total of 169 participants, the mean age was recorded to be 63±8.40 years, wherein 67 (39.6%) females and 102 (60.3%) were males. The frequency of spinal stenosis diagnosed on imaging in symptomatic patients was recorded to be as 37.3% (n=63). A significant relationship was recorded between gender and profes­sions with LSS (p-value = <0.05), whereas age group and BMI had an insignificant relationship (p-value = >0.05).


Conclusion: The study concluded that 37% of the participants with any symptoms were diagnosed as LSS. Fur­thermore, a positive relationship was determined between gender and profession with LSS.

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Panezai AS, Kalhoro A, Khan SH, Javed F, Rehman L. LUMBAR STENOSIS IN SYMPTOMATIC BACKACHE PATIENTS OF MORE THAN 50 YEARS AGE. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2021 Jun. 30 [cited 2023 Feb. 2];35(2):114-8. Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/2749
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