Gas intraspinale: Descrizione di due casi studiati con TC

Translated title of the contribution: Intraspinal gas CT findings in two cases

O. Catalano, R. Grassi, V. Gargano, A. Rotondo, F. Smaltino

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Gas penetrating the spinal canal (pneumorachis) is rare. We describe two cases of instraspinal air. The first patient presented with trauma from a fall and contused emphysema of the dorsolum-bar soft tissues. This is the first report of traumatic pneumorachis with this type of pathogenesis. The second patient had undergone ileal resection for enteroperitoneal lymphoma in which intraspinal gas was caused by a difficulty in administering peridural anaesthesia. The different causes and mechanisms of gas formation and its clinical significance are discussed. CT scan is a highly accurate means of documenting gas in an unusual location and identifying the exact site.

Translated title of the contributionIntraspinal gas CT findings in two cases
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)239-242
Number of pages4
JournalRivista di Neuroradiologia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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