Iophendylate myelography induced thoracic arachnoiditis, arachnoid cyst and syrinx, four decades later

Br J Neurosurg. 2010 Dec;24(6):711-3. doi: 10.3109/02688697.2010.522746. Epub 2010 Oct 27.

Abstract

Iophendylate (Myodil) was a popular oil-based contrast agent used until late 1980s for myelography, ventriculography and cisternography. Although several long-term sequelae have been reported in literature, they are extremely rare. We report a rare occurrence of symptomatic dorsal arachnoid cyst 40 years after Myodil myelography.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Arachnoid Cysts / chemically induced*
  • Arachnoid Cysts / surgery
  • Arachnoiditis / chemically induced*
  • Arachnoiditis / diagnosis
  • Contrast Media / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Iophendylate / adverse effects*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myelography / adverse effects*
  • Myelography / methods
  • Syringomyelia / chemically induced*
  • Syringomyelia / diagnosis
  • Syringomyelia / surgery
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Contrast Media
  • Iophendylate