Lumbar myelography: side effects correlated with exam findings and needle size.

@article{Comunale1994LumbarMS,
  title={Lumbar myelography: side effects correlated with exam findings and needle size.},
  author={J P Comunale and S S Han and Liang Chen Wang},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1994},
  volume={19 9},
  pages={1063-5}
}
STUDY DESIGN The adverse effects of lumbar myelography in 400 patients were analyzed. OBJECTIVES To determine whether adverse effects of lumbar myelography occur less frequently when using the fine needle technique. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Lumbar myelography can be performed safely on an outpatient basis. The side effects may be reduced by using the fine needle technique. METHODS Four hundred patients were studied; 200 with a 25 gauge needle and 200 with a 22 gauge needle. Each was… CONTINUE READING