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Chymopapain chemonucleolysis. A preliminary report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7006098     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty of 26 consecutive patients with sciatica caused by myelographically proven disc protrusions who were treated by chemonucleolysis with chymopapain made useful recovery. There were no major complications attributable to the procedure. Certain diagnostic and clinical criteria are described which appear to be important in producing a favorable result following chemonucleolysis.
G Ravichandran; R C Mulholland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0362-2436     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:    1980 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-03-24     Completed Date:  1981-03-24     Revised Date:  2009-07-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  380-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chymopapain / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Endopeptidases / therapeutic use*
Intervertebral Disk / drug effects*
Intervertebral Disk Displacement / complications,  drug therapy*
Middle Aged
Sciatica / etiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
EC 3.4.-/Endopeptidases; EC

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