Lumbar epidural venography. Review of 1,200 cases.

  title={Lumbar epidural venography. Review of 1,200 cases.},
  author={R Gershater and E L St Louis},
  volume={131 2},
A review of 1,200 lumbar epidural venograms demonstrated venography to be accurate in 98.5% of 595 patients operated on for lumbar disc herniations. Venography is particularly valuable in two situations: first, in extreme lateral disc herniations, which frequently cannot be demonstrated by myelography, and second, if the caudal sac ends more cephalad than usual or tapers sharply, a centrally herniated L5-S1 disc can be missed by myelography. The examination is done on an outpatient basis… CONTINUE READING