A role for myelography in assessing paraparesis.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209107
Title:
A role for myelography in assessing paraparesis.
Authors:
Merwick, A; O'Sullivan, S S; O'Regan, K N; Marks, C J; Ryders, D Q; Sweeney, B J
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Neurology, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork., ainemerwick@yahoo.co.uk
Citation:
Ir Med J. 2008 Jan;101(1):21-2.
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209107
PubMed ID:
18369020
Abstract:
Imaging of the spine is a fundamental part of assessment of paraparesis. Since the advent of MRI the indications for myelograms have diminished. However, a myelogram, although an invasive test, should still be considered a useful investigation for localising lesions in the spinal cord and for identifying rare causes of myelopathy. This case illustrates how a CT myelogram identified an arachnoid cyst, which is a potentially treatable cause of paraparesis.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Arachnoid Cysts/*complications/*radiography/surgery; Female; Humans; Laminectomy; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Middle Aged; *Myelography; Paraparesis, Spastic/*etiology/*radiography/surgery; Spinal Diseases/*complications/*radiography/surgery; *Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Treatment Outcome
ISSN:
0332-3102 (Print); 0332-3102 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMerwick, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, S Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Regan, K Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMarks, C Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRyders, D Qen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSweeney, B Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:12:28Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:12:28Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:12:28Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr Med J. 2008 Jan;101(1):21-2.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid18369020en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/209107-
dc.description.abstractImaging of the spine is a fundamental part of assessment of paraparesis. Since the advent of MRI the indications for myelograms have diminished. However, a myelogram, although an invasive test, should still be considered a useful investigation for localising lesions in the spinal cord and for identifying rare causes of myelopathy. This case illustrates how a CT myelogram identified an arachnoid cyst, which is a potentially treatable cause of paraparesis.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshArachnoid Cysts/*complications/*radiography/surgeryen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshLaminectomyen_GB
dc.subject.meshMagnetic Resonance Imagingen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Myelographyen_GB
dc.subject.meshParaparesis, Spastic/*etiology/*radiography/surgeryen_GB
dc.subject.meshSpinal Diseases/*complications/*radiography/surgeryen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Tomography, X-Ray Computeden_GB
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcomeen_GB
dc.titleA role for myelography in assessing paraparesis.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Clinical Neurology, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork., ainemerwick@yahoo.co.uken_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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