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Posterior spinal cord herniation: a novel occurrence following surgery for an intramedullary cyst at the thoracolumbar junction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23014740     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Dorsal herniation of the spinal cord through the dura is an uncommon phenomenon and this is only the fifth reported case in the thoracolumbar spine, the first following surgery at the thoracolumbar junction.
CASE: A 57-year-old male underwent marsupialisation of a benign intramedullary cyst at the T12-L1 level and subsequently returned with symptoms of dorsal column compromise. He was found to have a posterior herniation of the cord into a pseudomeningocele at the level of the previous surgery.
CONCLUSION: The hernia was reduced surgically and the defect closed directly without the need for a dural patch leading to a full recovery. Posterior cord herniation, its possible aetiologies and management strategies are discussed.
Rasheed Zakaria; Jonathan R Ellenbogen; Ishvinder S Grewal; Neil Buxton
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-09-27
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:  22 Suppl 3     ISSN:  1432-0932     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Spine J     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-02     Completed Date:  2013-11-19     Revised Date:  2014-05-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301980     Medline TA:  Eur Spine J     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S399-403     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cysts / surgery*
Lumbar Vertebrae
Meningocele / etiology*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Neurosurgical Procedures / adverse effects*
Spinal Cord Diseases / surgery*
Thoracic Vertebrae

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