Discography and Nucleolysis with Discase
From 1981 to 1985 more than 500 patients underwent chemonucleolysis with Disease (Travenol Laboratories) for sciatica due to herniated discs. The nucleolysis was performed on one or two discs, with reference to ancillary examinations: myelography and/or CT scan, and the topography of the sciatica (Fig.1). In each case a discography is performed immediately before nucleolysis; in fact, discography is an integral part of the chemonucleolysis technique.
KeywordsSpinal Canal Nucleus Pulposus Ligamentary Rupture Small Herniation Preoperative Procedure
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