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Cervical Facet Arthrography
  1. Denise J. Wedel, MD* and
  2. Peter R. Wilson, PhD*
  1. From the Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota
  2. *Instructor in Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905
  3. Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905


Cervical arthrography was performed on 13 patients with putative cervical facet symptoms. Under fluoroscopic control, injection of radiopaque dye, local anesthetic, and depot steroid into the affected joint capsule was performed without complication. Eleven of the 13 patients had partial to complete pain relief during the 2-week to 6-month followup period.

  • Cervical facet syndrome
  • Radiography
  • Cervical facet block

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