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What a Spinal Surgeon Needs to Know on Post-op. Imaging?

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Jalal Jalalshokouhi 1 , *

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1 Iranian Society of Radiology

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Iranian Journal of Radiology: 11 (30th Iranian Congress of Radiology); e21315
Published Online: February 28, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
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Abstract

Some says that: please dont take MRI till 2 years after surgery for disc because there are pitfalls to differentiate new or recurrent hernia from scar formation even by GD+MRI. Surgical Need is a Clinical, not an Imaging Decision. Scar versus treatable entities is a problem, they are: residual or recurrent herniation and spinal canal stenosis.

- By non-contrasted CT there is 43% - 60% rate of diagnosis.

- By contrasted CT rate is 70% - 83%

- By contrasted MRI, diagnostic rate is 96% - 100%

- Arachnoiditis occur in 5% of post-op. patients.

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