Contralateral oblique view is superior to lateral view for interlaminar cervical and cervicothoracic epidural access.

@article{Gill2015ContralateralOV,
  title={Contralateral oblique view is superior to lateral view for interlaminar cervical and cervicothoracic epidural access.},
  author={Jatinder Singh Gill and Moris Aner and Jyotsna V Nagda and John C Keel and Thomas T. Simopoulos},
  journal={Pain medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={68-80}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the reliability of the lateral fluoroscopic view and several contralateral oblique (CLO) views at different angles in visualizing and accurately predicting the position of the needle tip at the point of access in the posterior cervical and cervicothoracic epidural space. DESIGN After the epidural space was accessed but before confirmation with contrast fluoroscopy, we prospectively obtained fluoroscopic images at eight different angles… CONTINUE READING

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