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Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Jeffrey S. Ross, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS)
          • Definitions

            • Continued low back pain ± radicular pain after lumbar surgery

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Radiographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Nonvascular Interventions

                    • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                • Microscopic Features

                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                  • Presentation

                                    • Demographics

                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                        • Treatment

                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                          • Consider

                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                              Selected References

                                              1. Hussain A et al: Interventional pain management for failed back surgery syndrome. Pain Pract. 14(1):64-78, 2014
                                              2. Karppinen J et al: Management of degenerative disk disease and chronic low back pain. Orthop Clin North Am. 42(4):513-28, viii, 2011
                                              3. Chou R et al: Nonsurgical interventional therapies for low back pain: a review of the evidence for an American Pain Society clinical practice guideline. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 34(10):1078-93, 2009
                                              4. Frey ME et al: Spinal cord stimulation for patients with failed back surgery syndrome: a systematic review. Pain Physician. 12(2):379-97, 2009
                                              5. Ragab A et al: Management of back pain in patients with previous back surgery. Am J Med. 121(4):272-8, 2008
                                              6. Schofferman J et al: Failed back surgery: etiology and diagnostic evaluation. Spine J. 3(5):400-3, 2003
                                              7. Van Goethem JW et al: Review article: MRI of the postoperative lumbar spine. Neuroradiology. 44(9):723-39, 2002
                                              8. Anderson SR: A rationale for the treatment algorithm of failed back surgery syndrome. Curr Rev Pain. 4(5):395-406, 2000
                                              9. Anderson VC et al: Failed back surgery syndrome. Curr Rev Pain. 4(2):105-11, 2000
                                              10. Van Goethem JW et al: Imaging findings in patients with failed back surgery syndrome. J Belge Radiol. 80(2):81-4, 1997
                                              11. Fritsch EW et al: The failed back surgery syndrome: reasons, intraoperative findings, and long-term results: a report of 182 operative treatments. Spine. 21(5):626-33, 1996
                                              12. Georgy BA et al: Fat-suppression contrast-enhanced MRI in the failed back surgery syndrome: a prospective study. Neuroradiology. 37(1):51-7, 1995
                                              13. Kim SS et al: Revision surgery for failed back surgery syndrome. Spine. 17(8):957-60, 1992
                                              14. Long DM: Failed back surgery syndrome. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2(4):899-919, 1991
                                              15. North RB et al: Failed back surgery syndrome: 5-year follow-up in 102 patients undergoing repeated operation. Neurosurgery. 28(5):685-90; discussion 690-1, 1991
                                              16. Ross JS et al: MR imaging of the postoperative lumbar spine: assessment with gadopentetate dimeglumine. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 11(4):771-6, 1990
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                                              KEY FACTS

                                              • Terminology

                                                • Imaging

                                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                    • Pathology

                                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                                      • Abbreviations

                                                        • Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS)
                                                      • Definitions

                                                        • Continued low back pain ± radicular pain after lumbar surgery

                                                      IMAGING

                                                      • General Features

                                                        • Radiographic Findings

                                                          • CT Findings

                                                            • MR Findings

                                                              • Nonvascular Interventions

                                                                • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                                  • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                      PATHOLOGY

                                                                      • General Features

                                                                        • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                            • Microscopic Features

                                                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                              • Presentation

                                                                                • Demographics

                                                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                      • Consider

                                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                          Selected References

                                                                                          1. Hussain A et al: Interventional pain management for failed back surgery syndrome. Pain Pract. 14(1):64-78, 2014
                                                                                          2. Karppinen J et al: Management of degenerative disk disease and chronic low back pain. Orthop Clin North Am. 42(4):513-28, viii, 2011
                                                                                          3. Chou R et al: Nonsurgical interventional therapies for low back pain: a review of the evidence for an American Pain Society clinical practice guideline. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 34(10):1078-93, 2009
                                                                                          4. Frey ME et al: Spinal cord stimulation for patients with failed back surgery syndrome: a systematic review. Pain Physician. 12(2):379-97, 2009
                                                                                          5. Ragab A et al: Management of back pain in patients with previous back surgery. Am J Med. 121(4):272-8, 2008
                                                                                          6. Schofferman J et al: Failed back surgery: etiology and diagnostic evaluation. Spine J. 3(5):400-3, 2003
                                                                                          7. Van Goethem JW et al: Review article: MRI of the postoperative lumbar spine. Neuroradiology. 44(9):723-39, 2002
                                                                                          8. Anderson SR: A rationale for the treatment algorithm of failed back surgery syndrome. Curr Rev Pain. 4(5):395-406, 2000
                                                                                          9. Anderson VC et al: Failed back surgery syndrome. Curr Rev Pain. 4(2):105-11, 2000
                                                                                          10. Van Goethem JW et al: Imaging findings in patients with failed back surgery syndrome. J Belge Radiol. 80(2):81-4, 1997
                                                                                          11. Fritsch EW et al: The failed back surgery syndrome: reasons, intraoperative findings, and long-term results: a report of 182 operative treatments. Spine. 21(5):626-33, 1996
                                                                                          12. Georgy BA et al: Fat-suppression contrast-enhanced MRI in the failed back surgery syndrome: a prospective study. Neuroradiology. 37(1):51-7, 1995
                                                                                          13. Kim SS et al: Revision surgery for failed back surgery syndrome. Spine. 17(8):957-60, 1992
                                                                                          14. Long DM: Failed back surgery syndrome. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2(4):899-919, 1991
                                                                                          15. North RB et al: Failed back surgery syndrome: 5-year follow-up in 102 patients undergoing repeated operation. Neurosurgery. 28(5):685-90; discussion 690-1, 1991
                                                                                          16. Ross JS et al: MR imaging of the postoperative lumbar spine: assessment with gadopentetate dimeglumine. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 11(4):771-6, 1990