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Reliability of clinical examination and computed tomography in the diagnosis of extreme lateral disc herniation.
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PMID:  3614485     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty-eight cases of extreme lateral and foraminal disc herniation diagnosed by CT are reported. All cases have been surgically verified. In four cases (14%) CT diagnosis failed. The clinical pattern in these cases was not very different from that of typical disc herniation. The reliability of clinical diagnosis is 71%. EMG is seldom diagnostic. Myelography is uniformly of no value as a diagnostic measure.
G Spanu; R Rodriguez y Baena; F Rainoldi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurochirurgia     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0028-3819     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurochirurgia (Stuttg)     Publication Date:  1987 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-09-23     Completed Date:  1987-09-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400774     Medline TA:  Neurochirurgia (Stuttg)     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  112-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Intervertebral Disk Displacement / radiography*,  surgery
Lumbar Vertebrae / radiography*
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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