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21-NOVEMBER-2012 ABDEL-AZIM ABDEL-HAMID MUHAMED 42
YEARS EXTRUDED DISC L3-4 WITH SECONDARY STENOSIS.
The patient came to the clinic 05-May-2007
complaining of neck and right shoulder pain for
4 years with weak extension of the right hand
4/5 and hypalgesia middle finger right hand. MRI
performed at that time showed small extrusion
C5-6 and was treated conservatively.
The patient then came 06-June-2012 complaining
of LBP and right sciatica for one month with
bilateral sciatica when walking. The patient has
arterial hypertension for 2 years.
MRI of the lumbar spine done 23-October-2012
showing extruded disc L3-4 more to the right.
On examination: the patient is limping with
exaggerated scoliotic stance. SLRS 75 degrees
with pain. There is
weak dorsiflexion left foot 3/5 and right
Bilateral flavotomy L3-4 was done with
foraminotomy both L4 roots. The extruded disc
was removed from the right first, then bilateral
removal of the extrusion and cleaning of L3-4
disc space was achieved.
Routine closure of the wounds. Smooth
postoperative recovery. The power of both feet
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The patient still has an
estimated postoperative recurrence around 7%,
because the disc space is still not shallow.
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