Intraoperative sonography during lumbar laminectomy: Work in progress

G. A W Gooding, James E Boggan, P. R. Weinstein

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The feasibility of intraoperative sonography during lumbar laminectomy was demonstrated in six cases. The most obvious advantage was the ability to image the spinal canal anterior to the spinal cord or cauda equina, which cannot be seen directly from the posterior operative approach. A water bath of warm saline serves as an ideal acoustic window. This technique has the potential to be a significant contribution to intraoperative exploration and localization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)751-753
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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