EURORAD ESR

Case 15308

CT guided foraminal block for low back pain

Author(s)
Sankar Neelakantan; Prashanth Reddy; Bharath Das; Bhavana Reddy; Sanjaya Viswamitra

Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Radiology; EPIP area, Whitefield 560066 Bangalore, India; Email:dr.sankar@live.com
 
Patient
male, 38 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    T2 weighted MR
     

    Sagittal T2 weighted MR image of the spine with significant disc desiccation, posterior disc bulge causing anterior thecal sac indentation

     
    Area of Interest: Spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Acute;

    Axial T2 weighted MR image of the spine at L4-5 dsic level showing desiccation, postero –central with right and left central disc bulge causing significant canal stenosis.

     
    Area of Interest: Spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Acute;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Axial low dose CT
     

    Axial low dose CT image at L45 level after needle placement within the inferior aspect of the foramen on the right side.

     
    Area of Interest: Spine; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Acute;

    Axial low dose CT image at L45 level after contrast injection, demonstrating contrast spill into the medial epidural space (*) and along the nerve root (arrow).

     
    Area of Interest: Spine; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Oedema;
     
     
Sagittal T2 weighted MR image of the spine with significant disc desiccation, posterior disc bulge causing anterior thecal sac indentation
 
Axial T2 weighted MR image of the spine at L4-5 dsic level showing desiccation, postero –central with right and left central disc bulge causing significant canal stenosis.
 
Axial low dose CT image at L45 level after needle placement within the inferior aspect of the foramen on the right side.
 
Axial low dose CT image at L45 level after contrast injection, demonstrating contrast spill into the medial epidural space (*) and along the nerve root (arrow).
 
 
 
Home Search Sections Teaching Cases History FAQ Case Archives Contact Login Disclaimer Imprint Switch to MOBILE version
View desktop version