CT myelography for lumbar spinal stenosis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Patient with contraindication to MRI study. Late postoperative lumbar arthrodesis with symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis.

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Female
CT

CT Lumbar spine myelography

Screws of lumbar arthrodesis at L4 and L5. Anterior migration of  L4-L5 CAGE associated with degeneration of vertebral plateaus. There are discrete stenosis of the dural sac at this level.

CT

CT Cervical spine myelography

Also conducted a study of the cervical spine, taking advantage of intrathecal injection of contrast.

Discrete anterior impressions on dural sac without significant stenoses.

Case Discussion

This is an illustrative case of a CT myelography study done in a patient with contra-indications to perform a MRI study.

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Case information

rID: 21905
Case created: 24th Feb 2013
Last edited: 9th Sep 2015
Tag: spine
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