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《Chinses Journal of Hand Surgery》 2000-04
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Observation of normal brachial plexus root by CT myelography: a preliminary report

ZHANG Puguo , LU Weijie, YU Nanshen, et al. Department of Orthopedics, The First Hospital of Shunde, Guangdong 528300, China  
Objective To investigate the possibi1ity of thin section CT myelography in the diagnosis of rootlet avulsion of brachial plexus. Methods We observed the normal brachial plexus rootlet structure of 53 individuals with thin section CT myelography during October, l996 and May, l999 and recorded the adverse reactions of contrast medium. Results Thin section CT myelography visualizes the rootlet inside the spinal cord clearly. The adverse reactions of third generation non ionic water soluble contrast medium were low and mild. Conclusions Thin section CT myelography helps to give an accurate diagnosis of brachial plexus root avulsion inside the spinal cord.
【CateGory Index】: R651
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