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Cathelin's method

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Epidural method. Here you need to know French: Introduction d’une substance médicamenteuse dans l’espace epidural, c.-à-d. dans le canal sacré, en dehors des méninges. On y pénètre par l’extrémoté inferieure du canal sacré au niveau de l’articulation sacro-coccygienne.


  • F. Cathelin:
    Les injections épidurales par ponction du canal sacré et leurs applications dans les maladies des voies urinaires.
    Paris, 1902; translated into German.
  • J. A. Sicard:
    Méthode radiographique d’exploration de la cavité épidurale par le lipidol.
    Revue neurologique, Paris, 1921; 28: 1264-1266.
    Lipidol first used in radiology.

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