Displaced paraspinal line: Role of CT and lymphography

S. C. Efremidis, S. J. Dan, B. A. Cohen, H. A. Mitty, J. G. Rabinowitz

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Demonstration of involvement of lower mediastinal paravertebral nodes in lymphomatous or metastatic disease may alter the mode of treatment or localization of fields for radiotherapy. Displacement of paraspinal lines in a posteroanterior chest radiograph may indicate such adenopathy. In 20 selected cases in which computed tomography and/or lymphography were performed, 13 of 16 lymphograms and 11 of 11 CT scans helped confirm a paraspinal mass, suggesting adenopathy. Paraspinal line displacement, CT criteria of adenopathy, and the greater sensitivity of CT in the paraspinal area are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-509
Number of pages5
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1981


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