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14-JUNE-2008 MUNIRA ABDEL-RAHMAN KHADER RECURRENT
PLD L4-5 WITH RIGHT FAR-LATERAL EXTRUSION AND SEGMENTAL LCS L4-5.
The patient came to the
clinic 12-June-2008 with
LBP and right sciatica, which continued after
surgery which was performed in USA seven years
ago, for PLD L4-5 and right sciatica.
On examination: the patient
has scoliotic stance using crutches with weak
dorsiflexion right foot 3/5 and left foot 4/5
and weak planterflexion right foot 4/5.
MRI lumbar spine performed
recently showing huge recurrent PLD L4-5 with
right far-lateral extrusion and segmental lumbar
canal stenosis L4-5.
the remnant of L4 was performed and partial of
L3 lamina. Foraminotomy of
right L5 root was achieved. The right far-lateral
extrusion and the centrally locating extrusion was removed and meticulous cleaning of
L4-5 was performed from the right.
Image-intensifier was used to speed the
Smooth postoperative recovery
and the power of feet improved dramatically.
The recurrence rate in
this case is below the average, because the
disc space height is minimal.
Recurrent disc leave scar,
for what dissection must be started from the
Good imagination of the
extrusion must be kept in mind so as not to miss
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