Archives of orthopaedic and traumatic surgery

, Volume 106, Issue 1, pp 12–14 | Cite as

A comparison of computed tomography and myelography in the diagnosis of lumbar disc herniation

  • P. Gillström
  • K. Ericsson
  • T. Hindmarsh
Original Articles


Ninety patients suspected to have a herniated lumbar disc were examined by myelography and computed tomography (CT). Of these, 37 were subjected to surgery. The surgical findings were in agreement in 21 patients (57%) with the myelograms and in 28 patients (76%) with the CT examinations. False-positive CT examinations were found in only one patient. CT is as reliable as myelography in the primary diagnosis of disc herniation.


Public Health Compute Tomography Primary Diagnosis Disc Herniation Compute Tomography Examination 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Gillström
    • 1
  • K. Ericsson
    • 2
  • T. Hindmarsh
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryKarolinska HospitalStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Department of NeuroradiologyKarolinska HospitalStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyKarolinska HospitalStockholmSweden

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