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Pseudomeningocele nerve root entrapment after lumbar discectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9670405     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
STUDY DESIGN: A case report of pseudomeningocele with nerve root entrapment after lumbar discectomy. OBJECTIVES: To report a rare cause of recurrent sciatica. METHODS: A unique case of delayed nerve root entrapment within the neck of an iatrogenic pseudomeningocele is described. The relevant literature is reviewed. CONCLUSIONS: This case illustrates the possible consequences of not repairing a dural tear and reinforces the importance of a careful surgical approach to the lumbar spine.
D O'Connor; N Maskery; W E Griffiths
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0362-2436     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:  1998 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-09-25     Completed Date:  1998-09-25     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:  1501-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Diskectomy / adverse effects*
Iatrogenic Disease*
Lumbar Vertebrae / surgery*
Meningocele / diagnosis*,  etiology
Nerve Compression Syndromes / etiology*
Sciatica / etiology
Spinal Nerve Roots*

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