Nerve root block (CT guided - L5)

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Female

A 22G 15cm needle has been threaded to just next to the L5 nerve root and extradural, extravascular location confirmed with the injection of a small amount of air, prior to injecting a mixture of Celestone and Marcaine. 

Case Discussion

CT can be used to guide needles into small bony apertures, in this case to perform a L5 nerve root block. 

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Case information

rID: 4649
Case created: 25th Sep 2008
Last edited: 8th Nov 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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