The Narrow Lumbar Canal

Radiologic Signs and Surgery

  • Auguste Wackenheim
  • Elisabeth Babin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. J. Roulleau, J. Guillaume
    Pages 11-21
  3. H. Ammerich, F. Quintana
    Pages 59-64
  4. J. Roland, L. Picard, P. Blanchot, J. C. Guyonnaud, G. L’Esperance, A. De Ker Saint Gilly
    Pages 65-74
  5. D. Balériaux-Waha, M. Soeur, T. Stadnik, M. Dupont, L. Jeanmart
    Pages 83-90
  6. J. Cauchoix, V. Chassaing, M. Benoist, J. L. Briard
    Pages 91-103
  7. F. Buchheit, D. Maitrot, L. Middleton, S. Gusmao
    Pages 105-113
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 157-170

About this book


It is amazing to discover how little importance has been attached to narrow lumbar canal syndromes up to now. Though H. VERBIEST gave a very accurate description in 1949, the neurologist's and neurosurgeon's preoccupations were mainly focused on discal pathology, disregarding the problem of an exclusively bony origin in canalar stenosis. A. WACKENHEIM and E. BABIN have the merit of becoming aware of the impor­ tance and originality of this problem; they organized in the beautiful surround­ ings of the Bischenberg near Strasbourg, a postgraduate course, in which the most eminent European specialists in this field participated. I am very honored to have been asked to write the introduction to this mono­ graphy, which contains all the studies reported and commented on during this meeting. Before considering the problem from the various radiologic points of view, it is in my opinion indispensable to define the term "stenosis." We could not do so more accurately than by assuming the definition proposed by A. WACKENHEIM and E. BABIN and unanimously confirmed by all those who attented the session.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Auguste Wackenheim
    • 1
  • Elisabeth Babin
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre Hospitalier UniversitaireStrasbourg CedexFrance
  2. 2.Service de Neuroradiologie et Radiologie PediatriqueCentre Hospitalier UniversitaireStrasbourg CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-67349-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-67347-4
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