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Lumbar Disk Diagnosis

Lumbar Disk Diagnosis Abstract The article by Khatri et al1 is a contribution to the developing field of lumbar disk diagnosis. Even with the development of water-soluble contrast media in myelography, there is still an aversion on the part of the physician and especially his patient toward myelography. Therefore, the computed tomographic (CT) scan with and without contrast is finding greater use as a primary diagnostic measure for lumbar disk disease and for spinal stenosis and spinal spondylosis. This article sets out to correlate the various diagnostic measures, including electromyogram (EMG), CT scan, myelography, and the findings at surgery. In the group of patients with abnormal findings of disk disease or spinal stenosis, there was excellent correlation between CT and EMG abnormal findings and the pathologic findings at the time of surgery. The conclusion appears justified that in the presence of an abnormal CT scan and EMG a physician can make an accurate References 1. Khatri BO, Baruah J, McQuillen MP: Correlation of electromyography with computed tomography in evaluation of lower back pain . Arch Neurol 1984;41:594-597.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Neurology American Medical Association

Lumbar Disk Diagnosis

Archives of Neurology , Volume 41 (6) – Jun 1, 1984

Lumbar Disk Diagnosis

Abstract

Abstract The article by Khatri et al1 is a contribution to the developing field of lumbar disk diagnosis. Even with the development of water-soluble contrast media in myelography, there is still an aversion on the part of the physician and especially his patient toward myelography. Therefore, the computed tomographic (CT) scan with and without contrast is finding greater use as a primary diagnostic measure for lumbar disk disease and for spinal stenosis and spinal spondylosis. This article...
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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1984 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9942
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archneur.1984.04210080001001
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Abstract

Abstract The article by Khatri et al1 is a contribution to the developing field of lumbar disk diagnosis. Even with the development of water-soluble contrast media in myelography, there is still an aversion on the part of the physician and especially his patient toward myelography. Therefore, the computed tomographic (CT) scan with and without contrast is finding greater use as a primary diagnostic measure for lumbar disk disease and for spinal stenosis and spinal spondylosis. This article sets out to correlate the various diagnostic measures, including electromyogram (EMG), CT scan, myelography, and the findings at surgery. In the group of patients with abnormal findings of disk disease or spinal stenosis, there was excellent correlation between CT and EMG abnormal findings and the pathologic findings at the time of surgery. The conclusion appears justified that in the presence of an abnormal CT scan and EMG a physician can make an accurate References 1. Khatri BO, Baruah J, McQuillen MP: Correlation of electromyography with computed tomography in evaluation of lower back pain . Arch Neurol 1984;41:594-597.Crossref

Journal

Archives of NeurologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1984

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