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Ir Med J. 2008 Jan;101(1):21-2.

A role for myelography in assessing paraparesis.

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Department of Clinical Neurology, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork. ainemerwick@yahoo.co.uk

Abstract

Imaging of the spine is a fundamental part of assessment of paraparesis. Since the advent of MRI the indications for myelograms have diminished. However, a myelogram, although an invasive test, should still be considered a useful investigation for localising lesions in the spinal cord and for identifying rare causes of myelopathy. This case illustrates how a CT myelogram identified an arachnoid cyst, which is a potentially treatable cause of paraparesis.

PMID:
18369020
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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