What types of adverse reactions can occur during a CTmyelogram procedure

Dorn Spinal Therapy

Spine Healing Therapy

Get Instant Access

Initially patients may experience discomfort during intrathecal injection of the nonionic water soluble contrast agent. After injection, patients may experience an anaphylactoid (idiosyncratic) reaction (urticaria, facial and laryngeal edema, bronchospasm, hypotension) or a nonidiosyncratic reaction due to the adverse effect of contrast on a specific organ system (nephrotoxicity, cardiac arrhythmia, myocardial ischemia, vasovagal reaction). Specific treatment depends on the exact clinical circumstance.

Figure 12-3. Sagittal CT reformation shows multifo-cal lytic lesions in a patient with multiple myeloma. A pathologic fracture of L4 and lytic lesions in the thoracic spine and sternum are noted. (From Haaga JR, Dogra VS, Forsting M, et al., editors. Haaga: CT and MRI of the Whole Body. 5th ed. St. Louis Mosby; 2008, with permission.)

Figure 12-3. Sagittal CT reformation shows multifo-cal lytic lesions in a patient with multiple myeloma. A pathologic fracture of L4 and lytic lesions in the thoracic spine and sternum are noted. (From Haaga JR, Dogra VS, Forsting M, et al., editors. Haaga: CT and MRI of the Whole Body. 5th ed. St. Louis Mosby; 2008, with permission.)

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Peripheral Neuropathy Natural Treatment Options

Peripheral Neuropathy Natural Treatment Options

This guide will help millions of people understand this condition so that they can take control of their lives and make informed decisions. The ebook covers information on a vast number of different types of neuropathy. In addition, it will be a useful resource for their families, caregivers, and health care providers.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment