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Do you inject a dye into the body for a myelogram? Where?

Do you inject a dye into the body for a myelogram? Where?

Spine: A tiny needle is used to inject radioopaque contrast dye into the lumbar spinal sac which is filled with spinal fluid. ...Read more

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Myelogram (Definition)

A myelogram is a common diagnostic study that most patients tolerate well. The physician will place you on a flouroscopy table, prep your lower back, inject a local anesthetic, place a needle in your back, inject dye, remove the needle, place a bandaid and summon the radiology tech to take x-rays. Then you will have a ct. You will be observed for several ...Read more


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I am going to get a myelogram with full spinal fusion. I am worried that they won't be able to insert the needle correctly. Are there any risks in terms of the needle/dye and my hardware?

I am going to get a myelogram with full spinal fusion. I am worried that they won't be able to insert the needle correctly. Are there any risks in terms of the needle/dye and my hardware?

Myelogram: Prior surgery in the lumbar spine can create difficulties in needle placement if a myelogram is needed. Rather than attempting to locate a gap in the fusion to place the needle, an alternate approach is to perform a c1-2 puncture in the cervical spine and allow the contrast dye to travel downward from the neck. For a neurosurgeon, the technique is simple as the patient is kept upright not prone. ...Read more

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I had a severe reaction to the contrast dye used in a myelogram.I am having hallucinations and brain zap headaches & seizures. Will they ever stop?

I had a severe reaction to the contrast dye used in a myelogram.I am having hallucinations and brain zap headaches & seizures. Will they ever stop?

See your doctor: You should discuss your side effects with the doctor who ordered the procedure and the radiologist. They may have suggestions for you to reduce the symptoms. Try to rest. A short term trial of antipsychotic medication may help until the symptoms resolve. I see that you are also on depakote. You may need to have your dose increased. ...Read more

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What can I wear for a myelogram procedure?

What can I wear for a myelogram procedure?

Clothes: When an interventional radiology procedure, such as a myelogram, is performed, you will most likely be given a hospital gown to change into for the procedure. Afterwards, you should be able to wear regular clothing. ...Read more

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What is the reasoning for the different body position in myelogram post-procedure?

What is the reasoning for the different body position in myelogram post-procedure?

Prevent complication: A very common issue following a myelogram, is a postural headache, which is due to spinal fluid leaking via the needle entry point. Staying in supine posture will allow rent to close and stabilize ...Read more

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What can I do to prepare for a myelogram?

What can I do to prepare for a myelogram?

Drink fluids: Maybe ask the doctor if he could get the information with a different less invasive test such as an mri? If you have to get the myelogram ask for the most experienced radiologist. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a myelogram?

What are the side effects of a myelogram?

Risks: Any procedure has risk of infection, reaction to injectate, bleeding, nerve injury or paralysis. However, those risk are rare for this procedure. The most common side effect would be a spinal headache which is treatable and reversible if it occurs at all. ...Read more

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Why is it so important to hydrate before myelogram test?

Why is it so important to hydrate before myelogram test?

Renal clearance: Adequate hydration allows for safe clearance of the dye used in myelograms which is cleared by the kidneys. ...Read more

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Why do I have to stop tramadol 2 days before cervical myelogram? I've been taking 400 mg a day for15 years and i'm extremely concerned about withdraw

Why do I have to stop tramadol 2 days before cervical myelogram?  I've been taking 400 mg a day for15 years and i'm extremely concerned about withdraw

Drug Addiction: You are right to be concerned. I would recommend that you get to a detox center and go through your detox with medical attention available. It may also be wise to get through an inpatient drug treatment program so that you are ready to live drug free through your future. Tramadol addiction is one of the most common reasons people go to drug treatment today. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a CT myelogram?

What to do if I have a CT myelogram?

Spine evaluation: A myelogram is a common diagnostic study that most patients tolerate well. The physician will place you on a flouroscopy table, prep your lower back, inject a local anesthetic, place a needle in your back, inject dye, remove the needle, place a bandaid and summon the radiology tech to take x-rays. Then you will have a ct. You will be observed for several hours and be discharged. ...Read more

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How should I prepare for the CT myelogram?

How should I prepare for the CT myelogram?

Relax: You should do fine. Drink plenty of fluids the night before and avoid Aspirin or other anti-coagulation medications. Check out spine-health.Com. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a myelogram, mri, and ct?

What are the differences between a myelogram, mri, and ct?

A: CT myelogram requires an injection of contrast into the dural sac within the spinal canal. An MR "myelogram" attempts to simulate the myelogram effect with different MR pulse sequences, and does not require an injection. ...Read more

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What are the differences among CT scans, MRI scans and myelograms?

Myleogram: Ct myleogram is a better postop test then mrimyleogram invasive contrast in spinal canal MRI noninvasive. ...Read more

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What is getting a myelogram like?

What is getting a myelogram like?

No worries : A myelogram is a common diagnostic study that most patients tolerate well. The physician will place you on a flouroscopy table, prep your lower back, inject a local anesthetic, place a needle in your back, inject dye, remove the needle, place a bandaid and summon the radiology tech to take x-rays. Then you will have a ct. You will be observed for several hours and be discharged. ...Read more

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What can I expect during a myelogram?

What can I expect during a myelogram?

No worries : A myelogram is a common diagnostic study that most patients tolerate well. The physician will place you on a flouroscopy table, prep your lower back, inject a local anesthetic, place a needle in your back, inject dye, remove the needle, place a bandaid and summon the radiology tech to take x-rays. Then you will have a ct. You will be observed for several hours and be discharged. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a myelogram done?

Hospital: It is normally performed in a hospital as an out patient procedure. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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What should I expect during my myelogram?

What should I expect during my myelogram?

No worries : A myelogram is a common diagnostic study that most patients tolerate well. The physician will place you on a flouroscopy table, prep your lower back, inject a local anesthetic, place a needle in your back, inject dye, remove the needle, place a bandaid and summon the radiology tech to take x-rays. Then you will have a ct. You will be observed for several hours and be discharged. ...Read more

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What should I expect right after a myelogram?

What should I expect right after a myelogram?

Usually nothing: With modern techniques and the tiny needles, headaches are very rare. You really should not expect any side effects. ...Read more

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