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April 1963


Arch Neurol. 1963;8(4):458. doi:10.1001/archneur.1963.00460040128019

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This author has given a valuable description of normal myelographic anatomy and some of the artifacts encountered. A number of helpful technical suggestions are made. Spinal tumors are discussed in some detail. The author has used a number of published and unpublished cases of other workers, in addition to his own material, to illustrate some of the rarer lesions. The diagrams showing how to distinguish between intramedullary, extramedullary, and extradural tumors are rather difficult to understand. Most of the tumors shown by myelography are clearly demonstrated, although a few would be more useful for teaching purposes if both anteroposterior and lateral films were published instead of only one view. Finally, there is a discussion of disc disease investigated by myelography and discography.

The radiographic reproductions are generally very satisfactory, and there is a useful bibliography. This book describes the basic principles of myelographic technique and diagnosis which should nrove useful

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