Postoperative bony stenosis of the lumbar spinal canal: Evaluation of 164 symptomatic patients with axial radiography

R. M. Quencer, F. R. Murtagh, M. J.D. Post, H. L. Rosomoff, N. A. Stokes

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Abstract

Computed tomography (CT) and transverse axial tomography (TAT) were used to study the lumbar spines of 164 patients with persistent or recurrent low back pain and/or radiculopathy. Of those patients with previous spinal fusion and of those with previous discectomy, 43% and 28% respectively, demonstrated bony stenosis of the lumbar spinal canal. Of the patients who underwent surgery for this narrowed canal, 91% showed clinical improvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1059-1064
Number of pages6
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume131
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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