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Cervical transforaminal injection: review of the literature, complications, and a suggested technique.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16871298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this paper is to review the literature of cervical transforaminal injections, resulting complications, and to suggest a safe technique. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was performed. Both the MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were searched for any article relating to cervical epidural injections, cervical transforaminal injections, and complications relating to cervical epidural or cervical transforaminal injections. Finally, a method for performing a cervical transforaminal injection safely is described. CONCLUSIONS: The review of the literature revealed: 1. There is a paucity of literature regarding cervical transforaminal injections; 2. There is no accepted standard technique for performing cervical transforaminal injections; and 3. More research and study must be performed regarding the risk versus benefit, technique, and outcome of cervical transforaminal injections.
Authors:
Robert E Windsor; Seneca Storm; Ross Sugar; Diwakar Nagula
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pain physician     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1533-3159     ISO Abbreviation:  Pain Physician     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-27     Completed Date:  2007-06-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100954394     Medline TA:  Pain Physician     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  457-65     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Georgia Pain Physicians, Emory University, 2550 Windy Hill Road, Suite 215, Atlanta, GA 30067, USA. rwindsor@aol.com
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