Clinical Neuroscience

[J131-labelled Human Serum Albumin myelographies]

TAKÁCS Piroska1

NOVEMBER 01, 1966

Clinical Neuroscience - 1966;19(11)

[Describes a myelographic method for HSA with J131. He considers the test to be of good value for initial orientation in suspected spinal stenosis, emphasising the fact that the test does not render other diagnostic procedures unnecessary. He agrees with Ljasz that the method is well suited to localising the site of spinal stenosis, but does not provide differential diagnostic assistance in determining the quality of the process. A major advantage of the method is its safety. ]

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