J L Baltés Horche

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Soft cervical disc herniations can be treated by minimally invasive procedures with excellent results. Chemonucleolysis with chymopapain is one alternative to surgery that is shown to be innocuous within a strict technical framework. MR imaging allows an accurate diagnosis of the cause of cervical root compression, thus facilitating the choice of(More)
Forty patients with 44 cervical disc herniations were injected with 1500 to 1800 U of chymopapain from September 1988 to March 1992. After prophylactic H1-H2 receptor antagonist administration and under neuroleptanalgesia, a needle was inserted into the disk through an anterolateral approach, guided by x-ray monitoring. The discography performed before the(More)
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