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[Role of interventional radiology in diagnosis and management of the painful spine.]

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[Role of interventional radiology in diagnosis and management of the painful spine.]

Med Clin (Barc). 2012 Nov 20;

Authors: Ruiz Santiago F, Castellano García MD, Aparisi Rodríguez F

The aim of this article is to perform a general review of the different radiological percutaneous procedures used to diagnose and treat the many causes of back pain. These procedures can be merely diagnostic, such as discography and biopsy, diagnostic and therapeutic, such as epidural and facets injections, or only therapeutic, such as vertebroplasty, decompressive techniques of the intervertebral disk and tumour ablation. We review the indications, advantages and complications of these techniques.

PMID: 23177315 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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