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11-FEBRUARY-2010 JIHAN RATEB NAASAN 32 YEARS
HUGE CENTRAL EXTRUSION L5-S1 MORE TO THE RIGHT.
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The patient came to the
clinic 09-February-2010 complaining of LBP
for 1 year. Sever right sciatica took place the
On examination: the patient is
limping with no scoliosis. SLRS was 30 degrees
in the right and 40 degrees in the left. The AJ
is absent in both sides with weak dorsiflexion
-4/5 and planterflexion 4/5 of the right foot
MRI lumbar spine requested and
done 10-February-2010 showing very huge central
disc L5-S1 more to the right.
Right sided hemiflavotomy of L5-S1 and
right foraminotomy of S1 root was achieved.
The extruded disc was removed lateral to the
axilla and right sided cleaning of L5-S1 disc
space was achieved.
Satellite spinal system, was not necessary
because the disc space was shallow.
Routine closure of the wound.
normalization of the power of the right foot.
The surgeon think
that he performed meticulous cleaning of the
disc space, but it is not true. It is impossible
to clean the disc space from even both sides, using the
The shallow disc
space means minimal disc recurrence, for what
the idea of nucleus replacement device was
abandoned in this case.
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can be recorded due to lack of time.
Notice: Head injuries and very urgent surgeries are also
escaped from the plan .