Lumbar spinal canal stenosis - CT myelography

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 years
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 is 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 an MRI study.

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Case information

rID: 21905
Published: 24th Feb 2013
Last edited: 27th Apr 2018
Tag: spine
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