Residual Myodil contrast within thecal sac
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Abougazia A, Residual Myodil contrast within thecal sac. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 26 Mar 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-27803
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Multiple well-defined rounded and ovoid dense shadows are seen within the spinal canal and along spinal nerve sheathes, mostly of old intra-thecal contrast (myodil) injections.
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Iodophenylundecylic acid (brand name = Myodil (Glaxo))is an oily organic iodine containing contrast material which was used for myelography. Residual contrast remains for years. Has been implicated in development of arachnoiditis, perhapse of the order of 1%.