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Is cervical discography of any value

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Abstract

Following the successful use of lumbar discography in the management of lumbo-sciatic pain, attention focussed on the possibility of using such intradiscal injections in the management of cervico-brachial disorders. Much has been written on the subject of cervical discography. However, little is of use to the clinician seeking objective validation of this procedure. Many papers relate to specific workers' own experiences and one cannot but be disturbed at the wide diversity of opinion that has been expressed on the efficacy of cervical discography. In this paper, we review the extensive literature on cervical discography and present our own findings from both in vitro and clinical studies. We conclude that as a technique to locate symptomatic levels, cervical discography is worthless but that the findings of a normal nuclear image will probably indicate an asymptomatic level. Also, we feel that reliance on pain reproduction during injection is doubtful.
Publication Date:
May 01, 1983
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-84-017851
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Eur. J. Radiol.; (Germany, Federal Republic of); Journal Volume: 3:2
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; SKELETAL DISEASES; DIAGNOSIS; VERTEBRAE; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; ACCURACY; BONE JOINTS; CARTILAGE; CONTRAST MEDIA; IMAGES; IN VITRO; INJECTION; PAIN; PATIENTS; ANIMAL TISSUES; BODY; CONNECTIVE TISSUE; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DISEASES; INTAKE; MEDICINE; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ORGANS; RADIOLOGY; SKELETON; SYMPTOMS; TISSUES; 550602* - Medicine- External Radiation in Diagnostics- (1980-)
OSTI ID:
5393234
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: EJRAD
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 138-141
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Citation Formats

Merriam, W F, and Stockdale, H R. Is cervical discography of any value. Germany: N. p., 1983. Web.
Merriam, W F, & Stockdale, H R. Is cervical discography of any value. Germany.
Merriam, W F, and Stockdale, H R. 1983. "Is cervical discography of any value." Germany.
@misc{etde_5393234,
title = {Is cervical discography of any value}
author = {Merriam, W F, and Stockdale, H R}
abstractNote = {Following the successful use of lumbar discography in the management of lumbo-sciatic pain, attention focussed on the possibility of using such intradiscal injections in the management of cervico-brachial disorders. Much has been written on the subject of cervical discography. However, little is of use to the clinician seeking objective validation of this procedure. Many papers relate to specific workers' own experiences and one cannot but be disturbed at the wide diversity of opinion that has been expressed on the efficacy of cervical discography. In this paper, we review the extensive literature on cervical discography and present our own findings from both in vitro and clinical studies. We conclude that as a technique to locate symptomatic levels, cervical discography is worthless but that the findings of a normal nuclear image will probably indicate an asymptomatic level. Also, we feel that reliance on pain reproduction during injection is doubtful.}
journal = {Eur. J. Radiol.; (Germany, Federal Republic of)}
volume = {3:2}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Germany}
year = {1983}
month = {May}
}