Complications of Water-Soluble Contrast Lumbar Myelography: Review of the Literature and Case Report

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Abstract

A historic review of the development of water-soluble contrast materials for lumbar myelography is presented. This is followed by a discussion of their advantages and complications, as well as a case report of convulsive segmental myoclonus, hypotension, and death after myelography associated with the use of dimeglumine iocarmate (Dimer-X). A new nonionic material, metrizamide (Amipaque), is discussed, and its current clinical status is summarized

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