Can Myelography Residues Have an Incidental Finding on Panoramic Radiography? Two Case Reports

Günaçar D. N., Köse T. E., Atasoy Sındıraç A., Uyanık S. A.

Journal Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.1, no.1, pp.4-9, 2021 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.joms.2021.05.006
  • Journal Name: Journal Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.4-9
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Oil-based contrast medium agents (Iofendylate) are cleared from cerebrospinal fluid very slowly. But it may remain within the tissues of the central nervous system. These substances, which were used for purposes such as myelography, cisternography, and ventriculography approximately 70 years ago and were replaced by water-soluble agents after thirty years, can rarely be detected incidentally. In this report, by presenting the intracranial radiopacities seen in 2 patients, it is aimed to increase awareness that these myeloid residues, which are rarely seen in panoramic radiography, can be diagnosed by clinicians.