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Aphasia and right hemiplegia after cervical myelography with metrizamide. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6204249     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of aphasia and right hemiplegia, developing after myelography with metrizamide and lasting for an unusually long time. The neurological disorders, manifested 1 h after the examination was completed, were due to accidental passage of contrast medium into the basal cisterns. In the light of analogous case reports in the literature, as well as experimental data concerning the biochemical activity of metrizamide, possible aetiopathogenetic mechanisms responsible for such disturbances are indicated. The authors underline the lack of effective therapeutic measures after the onset of the disorders, and thus the importance of preventing such complications that behave functionally as true ictuses although with no anatomic substratum.
P Angiari; G Crisi; G A Merli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroradiology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0028-3940     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuroradiology     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-08-13     Completed Date:  1984-08-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1302751     Medline TA:  Neuroradiology     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aphasia / chemically induced*
Hemiplegia / chemically induced*
Metrizamide / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Time Factors
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