What is the role of myelography in the workup of syringomyelia?

Updated: Nov 10, 2017
  • Author: Hassan Ahmad Hassan Al-Shatoury, MD, PhD, MHPE; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Myelography is performed in special situations when MRI cannot be used. Widening of the cord and complete subarachnoid block may be observed.

Myelogram combined with immediate and delayed high-resolution CT scan also can be performed. Delayed CT scans are obtained 4-24 hours after the initial testing and can demonstrate cyst filling.


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