MIELOGRAFIA E MIELO-TC NELLE METASTASI SPINALI

Translated title of the contribution: Myelography and myelo-CT in the neuroradiological evaluation of spine metastases

A. Cecchini, F. Zappoli

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Abstract

Myelography and myelo-CT are fast easily performed imaging techniques which are mildly invasive, carry little risk and lack major side effects (except for post-myelographic headache), yet provide a wealth of diagnostic information. MR with contrast enhancement is undoubtedly the method of choice to disclose spinal metastases, but myelography coupled with myelo-CT allows rapid screening of the whole spinal cord and spatial assessment of the metastasis for therapeutic purposes. MR has virtually replaced the need for myelography, but this still remains a useful technique in the following cases: - acute myeloradicular symptoms in patients with a known primary tumour; - demonstration of leptomeningeal metastases when MR is not available or MR findings are inconclusive; - MR cannot be used because of pacemakers or ferromagnetic implants; - fast pre-operative work-up in patients with multiple spinal lesions (control of the relevant levels).

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)175-180
Number of pages6
JournalRivista di Neuroradiologia
Volume8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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