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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1984;17(2):121-125.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1984.17.2.121   
A Clinieal Study of the Effect of Steroid Administered in Epidural Space for Back Pain and Sciatica.
Tae In Park, Chan Kim, Mi Woo Nam, Young Eun Sohn, Dae Ja Um, Ryung Choi
Department of Anesthesiology, Wonju Medical College, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea.
Abstract
The use of steroid preparations by the external route was first employed in 1953 by Lievre. Since then a number of similar series have been published which confirm the value of the method. The present study was carried out in Wonju Christian hospital over a 4 year period. Of a total of 141 patients complaining of back pain and sciatica were treated by epidural in-jection .of methyl-prednisolone acetate(Depo-Medrol). The results were encouraging and this treatment seems to be a valuable adjunct to the management of lumbosciatic syndrome.
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