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03-DECEMBER-2011 LANA MUHAMED HUSSEIN 32 YEARS
EXTRUDED DISC L4-5 WITH LEFT FAR DOWNWARD MIGRATION.
patient was seen immediately before surgery with
clinical history of LBP for 4 years with left
sciatica for 3 weeks with numbness and pain down
to the big toe left foot.
20-November-2011 showing huge far left downward
migrating disc L4-5 reaching the L5-S1 level
examination, the patient is limping with
exaggerated scoliotic stance. SLRS was 40
degrees in the left with pain. There is drop
left foot with weak planterflexion -4/5. There
is hypalgesia left L5 territory. Cough sign
Left L5 far down subaxillary approach was
achieved and the extruded disc L4-5 was
identified and attacked subaxillary. It was
removed in several pieces after what the
laterally compressed left L5 root was free of
any compression. Cleaning of the L4-5 disc space
was performed from the left side.
closure of the wound. Smooth postoperative
recovery with improvement of the power of
the left foot.
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The patient has huge extruded disc and far
downward migrating. It needs special modified
approach to reach it, other wise it could be
The estimated recurrence rate, still around 7%
because the disc space still not shallow.
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