[Translated article] Frequency of use of discography findings for the diagnosis of low back pain of discogenic origin. Systematic review of the literature

Título traducido de la contribución: Frecuencia de uso de los hallazgos de la discografía para el diagnóstico del dolor lumbar de origen discogénico. Revisión sistemática de la literatura

A. Méndez-Gutiérrez, F. Marín Navas, J. C. Acevedo-González

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Introduction: There are different techniques and interpretations of discography findings to determine it positive for the diagnosis of discogenic pain. This study aims to evaluate the frequency of use of discography findings for the diagnosis of low back pain of discogenic origin. Material and methods: A systematic review of the literature of the last 17 years was performed in MEDLINE and BIREME. A total of 625 articles were identified, 555 were excluded for duplicates, title and abstract. We obtained 70 full texts of which 36 were included in the analysis after excluding 34 for not meeting the inclusion criteria. Results: Among the criteria in discography to determine it as positive, 8 studies used only the pain response to the procedure, 28 studies used more than one criterion during discography to consider it as positive, the evaluation of at least one adjacent intervertebral disc with a negative result was necessary in 26 studies to consider a discography as positive. Five studies formally expressed the use of the technique described by SIS/IASP to determine a discography as positive. Conclusions: Pain in response to contrast medium injection, assessed with the visual analogue pain scale ≥6, was the most used criterion in the studies included in this review. Although there are already criteria to determine a discography as positive, the use of different techniques and interpretations of discography findings to determine a positive discography for low back pain of discogenic origin persists.

Título traducido de la contribuciónFrecuencia de uso de los hallazgos de la discografía para el diagnóstico del dolor lumbar de origen discogénico. Revisión sistemática de la literatura
Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)T209-T222
PublicaciónRevista Espanola de Cirugia Ortopedica y Traumatologia
Volumen68
N.º3
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 01 may. 2024

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