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J Neurosurg. 1999 Jul;91(1 Suppl):133-6.

Percutaneous treatment of gas-containing lumbar disc herniation. Report of two cases.

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Department of Neuroradiology, Instituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy. neurorad@polic.cilea.it

Abstract

A limited number of cases have been reported in which gas-containing lumbar disc herniation caused compression of nerve roots. The authors describe two patients in whom computerized tomography scanning revealed a large intraspinal gas collection that appeared to be causing nerve root compression and that was successfully evacuated by percutaneous needle aspiration.

PMID:
10419361
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