Gas myelography and percutaneous puncture in the diagnosis of spinal cord cysts.

by Gunnar Westberg in Stockholm

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Published: Pages: 67 Downloads: 767
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  • Spinal cord -- Radiography.,
  • Spinal cord -- Cysts -- Diagnosis.,
  • Spine -- Puncture.

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Other titlesPercutaneous puncture in the diagnosis of spinal cord cysts.
SeriesActa radiologica. Supplementum, 252
The Physical Object
Pagination67 p.
Number of Pages67
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL223703M
LC Control Numbera 68000182

The authors describe post-lumbar puncture epidural collections of fluid in a series of 25 children (aged 6 months to 13 years) presenting with new neurological symptoms within a week following a.   I had a lumbar puncture (LP) a few years ago. During the procedure the doctor performing it hit a nerve causing my leg to fly up in the air. It was very painful. I did not think much of it. I had several LPs to confirm a rare disease that I have. I had an MRI of my spinal that revealed a hemangioma at the location of the lumbar puncture. In. A lumbar puncture (also called a spinal tap) is a procedure in which a needle is inserted into the lower part of the spinal column in order to remove cerebrospinal fluid, or to inject medication. We may use a lumbar puncture to collect a sample of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for examination in the laboratory. WebMD explains how a spinal tap, also called a lumbar puncture, is used to diagnose disorders of the brain and spinal cord, including multiple sclerosis (MS).

This is a case report. Spinal cord atrophy presenting with late progressive myelopathy after many years of clinical stability is a rare and unexplained phenomenon after cervical spine surgery. The. Printer Friendly Version Patient needs to be NPO (nothing by mouth) 4 hours prior to exam. Lab work needed: PT & PTT if patient is on anticoagulants, for example: Blood thinners Heparin Warfarin Enoxaparin, etc. If scheduled for lab work Read More. A myelogram is a procedure that involves placing a needle into the spinal canal and injecting an iodine containing contrast agent into the sac that contains the spinal cord and nerve roots, and then taking images. Why has my doctor ordered a myelogram? A myelogram provides detailed information about the spinal cord and the nerve roots.   CT Myelography A CT myelogram is a CT scan performed after intrathecal (spinal) contrast injection. A CT myelogram is coded as a CT scan with contrast (for example, CPT® code for CT myelogram of the lumbar spine). In addition, the contrast injection should be coded (for example, for spinal injection other than C or posterior fossa).

Objective To (1) synthesize the terminology used to classify extramedullary spinal cysts in dogs to clarify some of the commonly reported misconceptions, and (2) propose a classification scheme to. - Lumbar puncture, also called an LP or spinal tap, is a procedure where a needle is inserted in your back and into the spinal canal. This is done to collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or treat certain medical conditions. The spinal canal contains the spinal cord, which carries messages between your brain and your body, and CSF. CSF is a. How Spinal Tumors are Diagnosed. Most patients seek medical help because they are experiencing pain. However, before suspecting a tumor, the doctor must first rule out any other possible causes of the patient’s symptoms. Spinal angiography helps diagnosing medical conditions that involve the arteries and veins of the spinal cord. This typically includes spinal cord vascular malformations, such as dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVF) and arteriovenous malformations (AVM), but also certain types of spinal cord stroke and disorders involving the spinal cord venous.

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Percutaneous puncture of the cysts, when such diagnosis is made at myelography, represents a further development. The modification of the gas meylographic technic proposed and tested in cases by Westberg in the Neuroradiologic Department of the Karolinska Sjukhuset takes maximum advantage of the intrathecal gas-fluid reciprocal distribution.

Acta Radiol Diagn (Stockh). Suppl Gas myelography and percutaneous puncture in the diagnosis of spinal cord cysts. Westberg by: 1. Acta Radiol Diagn (Stockh). Suppl +. Gas myelography and percutaneous puncture in the diagnosis of spinal cord cysts. Westberg by:   Europe PMC is an ELIXIR Core Data Resource Learn more >.

Europe PMC is a service of the Europe PMC Funders' Group, in partnership with the European Bioinformatics Institute; and in cooperation with the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NCBI/NLM).It includes content provided to the PMC International archive by participating Cited by:   The experience with percutaneous puncture of intraspinal cystic lesions is reported in four cases: an extradural cyst demonstrated with air, a spinal cord tumor with lipiodol and two cases of syringomyelia with metrizamide.

Percutaneous puncture of cystic lesions makes possible an accurate delineation of the lesion and a histological approach through biochemical and cytological analysis of Cited by: Ellertsson AB () Syringomyelia and other cystic spinal cord lesions.

Acta Neurol Scand, no 4: –4 PubMed CrossRef Google Scholar Quencer RM, Tenner MS, Rothman LM () Percutaneous spinal cord puncture and myelocystography.

Pantopaque myelography is easier to perform than gas myelography and allows the best delineation of nearly all abnormalities, although gas myelography may show spinal cord atrophy better.

However, gas myelography requires sophisticated lamina- graphic equipment if it is to be successful. Oxygen myelography for cervical spinal cord injuries Laasonen, Gas myelography and percutaneous puncture in the diagnosis of spinal cord cysts.

book, G.: Gas myelography and percutaneous puncture in the diagnosis of spinal cord cysts. Acta radiol. Suppl.9 () Received: Novem spinal cord were the main findings.

In chronic cases atrophy of the cord and anterior stretching of the cord over the. Westberg G: Gas myelography and percutaneous puncture in the diagnosis of spinal cord cysts.

Acta Radiol Suppl 1 – 67, Westberg G: Gas myelography and percutaneous puncture in the diagnosis of spinal cord cysts. Acta Radiol Suppl 1–67, Three patients with cystic tumors of the cervical spinal cord were evaluated with percutaneous cord puncture and myelocystography. This procedure gives relief of symptoms and permits delineation of the extent and character of the cystic mass.

For the procedure, the patient is typically in the left lateral decubitus position. A lumbar puncture needle with stylet is inserted into the L3-to L4 or L4-to-L5 interspace (the L4 spinous process is typically on a line between the posterior-superior iliac crests); the needle is aimed rostrally toward the patient’s umbilicus and always kept parallel to the floor.

Treatment of spinal cord compression is directed at relieving pressure on the cord. Incomplete or very recent complete loss of function may be reversible, but complete loss of function rarely is; thus, for acute compression, diagnosis and treatment must occur immediately. Lumbar puncture (LP), also known as a spinal tap, is a medical procedure in which a needle is inserted into the spinal canal, most commonly to collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for diagnostic testing.

The main reason for a lumbar puncture is to help diagnose diseases of the central nervous system, including the brain and es of these conditions include meningitis and subarachnoid. Lumbar Puncture and Myelogram Lumbar puncture and myelograms in St. Louis Description A lumbar puncture (also called a spinal tap) is a minimally invasive, image-guided diagnostic test that involves the removal of a small amount of cerebrospinal fluid—the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord—or an injection of medication or other substance into the lumbar (or lower) region of the.

Myelography of Spinal Block from Epidural Tumor: A New Approach Eleven patients with spinal canal block from metastatic epidural tumor, documented with Pantopaque myelography, were given an additional injection of up to 5 cc of air. This technique forced contrast material past the block in 10 of 11 cases.

It failed in. What You Should Know About Spinal Myelography. It’s fairly common for symptoms associated with spine-related problems to be vague enough to make it difficult to quickly provide an accurate diagnosis. Fortunately, spine specialists have several diagnostic tools and resources they can use to identify the likely source of your discomfort.

A lumbar puncture (LP) or spinal tap may be done to diagnose or treat a condition. For this procedure, your healthcare provider inserts a hollow needle into the space surrounding the spinal column (subarachnoid space) in the lower back to withdraw some cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or inject medicine.

Back to the back to link up the structures of the spinal cord, meninges, caudal equina, vertebrae and cerebrospinal fluid and find out how and why you. SUMMARY: We describe a rare complication of myelography. A subarachnoid filling defect was apparent on the postmyelographic CT but not on conventional myelography.

MR imaging performed later showed a spinal subarachnoid hematoma (SSAH), extending from L3 to L5. Lumbar puncture may rarely be a cause for SSAH and is more common in patients with coagulopathy. Lumbar puncture, also called spinal tap, direct aspiration (fluid withdrawal) of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) through a hollow needle.

The needle is inserted in the lower back, usually between the third and fourth lumbar vertebrae, into the subarachnoid space of the spinal cord, where the CSF is located. The Development of Spinal Diagnostic Imaging in Neuroradiology: A Short Historical Survey Show all authors Lindblom, A: Iodized oils as an aid to the diagnosis of lesions of the spinal cord and a contribution to the knowledge of adhesive circumscribed arachnoiditis Gas myelography and percutaneous puncture in the diagnosis of spinal.

Myelography is an invasive diagnostic test using intrathecal contrast material or air to delineate the spinal cord and nerve roots, assess the size of the spinal canal, confirm or exclude disc disease, tumours, abscess or cysts within the cord or canal and find the source of cerebrospinal fluid leaks.

Usually water soluble contrast material. A lumbar puncture (LP) removes a small amount of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the space around the spine for examination under a microscope.

CSF is the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. A lumbar puncture is also called spinal tap and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collection. One test for epilepsy is a spinal tap (also called a lumbar puncture). This is a procedure in which fluid surrounding the spinal cord (called the cerebrospinal fluid or CSF) is withdrawn through a.

The history of Swedish neuroradiology is reviewed. On the diagnosis of tumors of the spinal cord by the aid of gas myelography. Acta Chir. Scand. 82 (), Westberg, G.: Gas myelography and percutaneous puncture in the diagnosis of spinal cord cysts.

Acta Radiol. (), Suppl. A lumbar puncture, or spinal tap, involves testing your spinal fluid for signs of MS. To do so, your doctor will insert a needle into the lower part of your back to remove spinal fluid.

The procedure is performed by placing a thin needle into the spinal canal into the space which contains the spinal nerves and spinal cord. The spinal cord and nerves are bathed in a water-like fluid called cerebral spinal fluid or CSF.

The spinal cord, spinal nerve roots and CSF are contained by a thick tissue layer called the dura matter. Diagnosis of spinal neoplasia is based on radiography, myelography, CT or MRI, and surgical biopsy.

Surgical excision is possible in some cases, but in general, prognosis is poor. In cats, lymphoma is the most common neoplasia to affect the spinal cord.

This information will explain your lumbar puncture procedure at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK). A lumbar puncture is a procedure that’s done to get a sample of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).

CSF is the fluid that surrounds your brain and spinal cord. A lumbar puncture can also be called a “spinal tap” or an “LP.”. Myelogram Overview. A myelogram is an invasive diagnostic test that uses x-rays to examine the spinal canal. A special dye is injected into the spinal canal through a hollow needle.

An x-ray fluoroscope then records the images formed by the dye. Myelograms can show conditions affecting the spinal cord and nerves within the spinal canal. Various lesions can compress the spinal cord, causing segmental sensory, motor, reflex, and sphincter deficits.

Diagnosis is by MRI. Treatment is directed at relieving compression. (See also Overview of Spinal Cord Disorders and Immediate care for spinal trauma.) Compression is caused far more.Doctors give unbiased, helpful information on indications, contra-indications, benefits, and complications: Dr.

Machanic on what is the difference between a lumbar puncture and a myelogram: As dr. Placik said, venipuncture is for collecting blood through a needle from blood vessels that are big enough to see and/or feel.

Capillary puncture would be used for collecting blood from vessels that.Lumbar Puncture A lumbar puncture uses a thin, hollow needle and a special form of real-time x-ray called fluoroscopy to remove a small amount of cerebrospinal fluid for lab analysis. It also may be used to deliver an injection of chemotherapy or other medication into the lower spinal canal.