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What are the known risks and benefits of having a myelogram?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Spine imaging

Myleogram is usually done in conjunction with a ct scan when a MRI may not be indicated such as with a pacemaker, certain metal implanst like aneurysm clips or with very obese patients or even when prior spinal implants make it hard to obtain a clear MRI image.
It is an invasive procedure with a contrast material that may cause an allergic reaction, a spinal headache.

In brief: Spine imaging

Myleogram is usually done in conjunction with a ct scan when a MRI may not be indicated such as with a pacemaker, certain metal implanst like aneurysm clips or with very obese patients or even when prior spinal implants make it hard to obtain a clear MRI image.
It is an invasive procedure with a contrast material that may cause an allergic reaction, a spinal headache.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Myelogram

Common risks include allergy to the dye, spinal fluid leakage, and infection.
Speak to the radiologist as part of informed consent.

In brief: Myelogram

Common risks include allergy to the dye, spinal fluid leakage, and infection.
Speak to the radiologist as part of informed consent.
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
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