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Intradural lumbar disc herniation: report of five cases with literature review.
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PMID:  23014741     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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INTRODUCTION: Intradural lumbar disc herniations are uncommon presentations of a relatively frequent pathology, representing less than 1% of all lumbar disc hernias. They show specific features concerning their clinical diagnosis, with a higher incidence of cauda equina syndrome, and their surgical treatment requires a transdural approach. METHODS: In this article, we describe five cases of this pathology and review the literature as well as some considerations about the difficulties in the preoperative diagnostic issues and the surgical technique. CONCLUSION: We concluded that for intradural disc herniations the diagnosis is mainly intraoperative, and the surgical technique has some special aspects.
Authors:
Luis Gustavo Ducati; Mateus Violin Silva; Michele Madeira Brandão; Flavio Ramalho Romero; Marco Antonio Zanini
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0932     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Spine J     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9301980     Medline TA:  Eur Spine J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu, University of the State of São Paulo (UNESP), District of Rubião Junior, Botucatu, SP, CEP 18618-970, Brazil, neurolgd@yahoo.com.br.
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