The Lateral C1-C2 Puncture: Indications, Technique, and Potential Complications Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Positron-Emission Tomography

abstract

  • OBJECTIVE: Lateral C1-C2 puncture can be used for CSF collection, contrast agent injection for myelography, and access for cordotomy. The objective of this article is to describe the indications, technique, and potential complications of this procedure. CONCLUSION: Radiologists performing lumbar puncture or myelography should be comfortable gaining access to the subarachnoid space via the lateral C1-C2 approach when indicated. Familiarity with the technique and its potential complications is essential for a safe and efficient procedure.

publication date

  • February 2019

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/AJR.18.19584

PubMed ID

  • 30512994

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 431

end page

  • 442

volume

  • 212

number

  • 2