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Neuroradiology. 1982;24(1):59-63.

Percutaneous puncture of spinal cysts in the diagnosis and therapy of syringomyelia and cystic tumors.


The experience with percutaneous puncture of intraspinal cystic lesions is reported in four cases: an extradural cyst demonstrated with air, a spinal cord tumor with lipiodol and two cases of syringomyelia with metrizamide. Percutaneous puncture of cystic lesions makes possible an accurate delineation of the lesion and a histological approach through biochemical and cytological analysis of the aspirated cystic fluid, while aspiration of the fluid of cystic tumors decompresses the spinal cord and thus plays a therapeutic role.

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