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The radiological diagnosis of spinal stenosis in the lumbar canal.

Authors
  • Urso, S
  • Pacciani, E
  • Donnetti, L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Italian journal of orthopaedics and traumatology
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1986
Volume
12
Issue
1
Pages
93–108
Identifiers
PMID: 3733427
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Based on a study of 132 patients suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis, the authors propose a simple classification aimed at providing the surgeon with the maximum essential information on which to plan surgery. This is based on an analysis of standard radiographic and radiculographic findings, and stresses the importance of diagnosing the correct type and level of the stenosis. Certain physiopathological aspects of the subarachnoid space which have a bearing on the use of contrast radiography are also discussed.

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