The feasibility of inspecting the spinal canal with a needle-arthroscope of 2.7 mm diameter was tested in the spine of fresh autopsy specimens. It was possible to identify all the structures within the spinal canal, which was also photographically documentated. The clinical application of spinaloscopy for diagnostic purposes and for providing prognostic signs respectively in paraplegic spinal injuries is discussed.
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