Adverse Effects of the Examination

  • Holger Pettersson
  • Derek C. F. Harwood-Nash

Abstract

The subarachnoid space is a complicated physiologic system, which in the healthy individual provides an appropriate biochemical environment for the CNS, and which also controls the hydrodynamics around the CNS. The CTMM means an introduction of a foreign substance into the subarachnoid space, with ensuing risk of side effects. These may be caused by the needle puncture with subsequent CSF leak or by biochemical reaction to the injected contrast medium.

Keywords

Toxicity Toxicology Paraplegia Neurotoxicity Arachnoiditis 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Holger Pettersson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Derek C. F. Harwood-Nash
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyThe Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada
  2. 2.University of LundSweden
  3. 3.University of TorontoCanada

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