Three cases of granulomatous arachnoiditis after myelography

Med J Aust. 1976 Aug 28;2(9):333-5. doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.1976.tb130220.x.


Arachnoiditis occurring after myelography is well recognized and the mechanism is understood. Three cases of arachnoiditis caused by oily myelographic contrast media are presented. This complication of myelography may occur even if recognized precautions are observed. The general problem of encystment of dye with a chronic inflammatory process, fibrosis and granuloma formation is described.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arachnoiditis / chemically induced*
  • Contrast Media / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Iodobenzenes / adverse effects*
  • Iophendylate / adverse effects*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myelography


  • Contrast Media
  • Iodobenzenes
  • Iophendylate