The postoperative myelogram. Radiographic evaluation of arachnoiditis and dural/arachnoidal tears

R. M. Quencer, M. Tenner, L. Rothman

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Abstract

Either arachnoiditis or dural/arachnoidal tears may cause symptoms in the postoperative spinal patient. Surgery and myelography as causes of arachnoiditis are discussed. Intradural arachnoid cyst formation and intramedullary cavitation may present as unusual sequelae of arachnoiditis. Extra-dural cysts and cerebrospinal fluid fistulas resulting from dural/arachnoidal tears are unusual postoperative complications presenting striking myelographic features. Their mechanisms of formation, clinical significance, and radiographic features are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)667-679
Number of pages13
JournalRadiology
Volume123
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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