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The influence of injecting an epidural contrast agent into the sacral canal on the fluoroscopic visibility of bony landmarks for sacroiliac screw fixation: a feasibility study.

Authors
  • Mendel, Thomas1
  • Radetzki, Florian
  • Schwan, Stefan
  • Hofmann, Gunther Olaf
  • Goehre, Felix
  • 1 Department of Trauma Surgery, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena;
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of neurosurgery. Spine
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2015
Volume
22
Issue
2
Pages
199–204
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3171/2014.10.SPINE14160
PMID: 25431962
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Injection of a transhiatal epidural CA improves fluoroscopic imaging of the sacral canal and of the neural foramina. Hence, this technique could be applied to help the surgeon identify anatomical landmarks during sacroiliac screw fixation in geriatric patients.

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