Thoracic transdural spinal cord herniation at a level caudal to prior discectomy

Atif Haque, Howard Morgan

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Abstract

To outline a scenario of acquired transdural spinal cord herniation not previously described. The authors report their experience with a patient found to harbor a thoracic transdural spinal cord herniation at the disk space immediately caudal to a prior discectomy. Documentation of the radiographic progression of this patient's spinal cord herniation is presented, spanning the course of 13 years. The patient underwent intradural repair of his dural defect via a lateral extracavitary approach. The herniated spinal cord was successfully reduced. The patient had modest improvement in his symptoms at 2-year follow-up. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this case represents the first reported case documenting this anomaly at a level adjacent to that of a previous surgery within the thoracic spine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1985-1989
Number of pages5
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Volume152
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2010

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Keywords

  • Acquired pseudomeningocele
  • Thoracic discectomy
  • Transdural spinal cord herniation

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Thoracic transdural spinal cord herniation at a level caudal to prior discectomy. / Haque, Atif; Morgan, Howard.

In: Acta Neurochirurgica, Vol. 152, No. 11, 11.2010, p. 1985-1989.

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