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J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Dec;18(12):1730-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2011.04.021. Epub 2011 Oct 15.

A patient with thoracic intradural disc herniation.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, 3rd Floor Silverstein, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. robert.whitmore@uphs.upenn.edu

Abstract

Intradural disc herniation is a rare disease that occurs most commonly in the lumbar region, while fewer than 5% occur in the thoracic and cervical regions. We report a patient with thoracic intradural disc herniation at T12-L1 who presented with radiculopathy and motor weakness. The preoperative MRI did not demonstrate an intradural lesion, and it was identified intraoperatively by inspection and palpation of the thecal sac. The disc was removed, and the patient experienced good neurological recovery and remains pain free 1 year after surgery.

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22001242
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10.1016/j.jocn.2011.04.021
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