A correlation of the surgical and radiculographic findings in lumbar disc herniation.

Abstract

The findings on plain radiographs and at water-soluble radiculography are compared with those at laminectomy in 50 patients with lumbar disc protrusions. Predictions of the level of disc protrusion based on the plain radiographic appearances could be made in 71%. Water-soluble radiculography accurately demonstrated 50 of 52 protrusions (96%). No abnormality… (More)

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