Observation of spinal canal and cisternae with the newly developed small-diameter, flexible fiberscopes.

@article{Shimoji1991ObservationOS,
  title={Observation of spinal canal and cisternae with the newly developed small-diameter, flexible fiberscopes.},
  author={Koki Shimoji and Hirofumi Fujioka and Makoto Onodera and Toru Hokari and Saburo Fukuda and Naoshi Fujiwara and Tomoki Hatori},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1991},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={341-4}
}
Small-diameter (0.5-, 0.9-, and 1.4-mm) flexible fiberscopes were developed for visual diagnosis of spinal canal diseases. The fiberscopes were introduced via a Tuohy needle into the subarachnoid and epidural spaces of ten patients with various pain syndromes. Clear visualization of the subarachnoid space was achieved using the fiberscopes. The epidural space could be visualized only during withdrawal of the fiberscope. In five cases, the fiberscope could be advanced up to the level of the… CONTINUE READING

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