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Caudal End of the Spinal Cord: I. Normal Pneumographic Features

Caudal End of the Spinal Cord: I. Normal Pneumographic Features FROM TH E RADIOLOGI C CLINIC (DIRECTOR I PROF . J. HOLY) , FACULTY OF MEDICINE, J . E. PURKYNE' S UNIVERSITY OF BRNO , CZECHOSLOVAKIA. CAUDA L END O F TH E SPINAL CORD I. Normal pneumographic features by M . ROTH Negative contrast myelography of th e cervical and most of th e thoracic part of the spinal cord is highly dependable but considerable difficulties in the evaluation of the lower region of the cord may b e encountered. This is owing partly to the unsatisfactory roentgenographic contrast obtainable in lateral views of the dorsolumbar junction an d partly to the lack of detailed knowl­ edge of th e gross anatomical features of this area. Th e selection of materia l for the stud y was arbitrar y since gas myelography is too serious a procedure to b e performed in symptom-free subjects without definite indications (KLEFENBERG & SALTZMAN 1959). Nevertheless, a number of patients without obvious intraspinal changes at myelography or with a lesion remote from the area of the dorsolumba r junction were considered to represent a usable'normal'material ; it consisted of 34 adults and 8 children. If the technique of gas myelography by the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Acta Radiologica. Diagnosis SAGE

Caudal End of the Spinal Cord: I. Normal Pneumographic Features

Acta Radiologica. Diagnosis , Volume 3 (2): 12 – Aug 30, 2016

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FROM TH E RADIOLOGI C CLINIC (DIRECTOR I PROF . J. HOLY) , FACULTY OF MEDICINE, J . E. PURKYNE' S UNIVERSITY OF BRNO , CZECHOSLOVAKIA. CAUDA L END O F TH E SPINAL CORD I. Normal pneumographic features by M . ROTH Negative contrast myelography of th e cervical and most of th e thoracic part of the spinal cord is highly dependable but considerable difficulties in the evaluation of the lower region of the cord may b e encountered. This is owing partly to the unsatisfactory roentgenographic contrast obtainable in lateral views of the dorsolumbar junction an d partly to the lack of detailed knowl­ edge of th e gross anatomical features of this area. Th e selection of materia l for the stud y was arbitrar y since gas myelography is too serious a procedure to b e performed in symptom-free subjects without definite indications (KLEFENBERG & SALTZMAN 1959). Nevertheless, a number of patients without obvious intraspinal changes at myelography or with a lesion remote from the area of the dorsolumba r junction were considered to represent a usable'normal'material ; it consisted of 34 adults and 8 children. If the technique of gas myelography by the

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