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Spontaneous regression of extruded lumbar disc herniation: report of two illustrative case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19107686     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although the first reported surgery for lumbar disc herniation was published many years ago, there still remains little agreement for the most effective treatment protocol for symptomatic cases. Many patients with extruded lumbar disc herniation require surgical intervention due to radiculopathy of lower extremities but some neurological symptoms of intervertebral disc herniation may frequently improve with conservative treatment. In this paper, two cases of spontaneous regression of extruded lumbar herniated discs are presented. The disc regressions of two patients were correlated with clinical improvement and documented with follow up MRI studies. Additionally the clinical course of lumbar disc herniation was discussed with mechanisms, features of MRI, immunohistological pathology and treatment options of past clinical studies.
Hakan Sabuncuoğlu; Selçuk Ozdoğan; Erdener Timurkaynak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Turkish neurosurgery     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1019-5149     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-24     Completed Date:  2009-04-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9423821     Medline TA:  Turk Neurosurg     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  392-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ufuk University School of Medicine, Departmert of Neurosurgery, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Intervertebral Disk / pathology
Intervertebral Disk Displacement / pathology*
Low Back Pain / etiology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pain / etiology
Remission, Spontaneous

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