Item 08 - Spinal hydatid cysts

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ZA UCT PLC_001_H_HDT_03_08


Spinal hydatid cysts


  • 1950 (Creation)

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1 mounted radiograph (x-ray)

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An X-ray of thoracic spine, with myelogram revealing obstruction of the spinal canal in the lower thoracic region. The identity of the patient is known.


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Original Annotation (back): "S/2421; 3.7.50. [patient name] X-Ray No 12238/50; Dr. La[y]tham. Cisternal myelogram showing complete block at bowel of D11. Cause: spinal hydatid cysts."

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16,5cm x 21cm

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