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25-NOVEMBER-2013 ABDEL-JABBAR YOUNIS ABU-SHKHEYDEM
45 YEARS EXTRUDED DISC L3-4 WITH RIGHT FORAMINAL OCCLUSION.
The patient came to the clinic 24-November-2013
complaining of LBP for 20 years with
intermittent course. Right
sciatica for 5 days with difficult walking and
standing and numbness right leg below the knee.
MRI lumbar spine done 19-November-2013 showing
extruded disc L3-4 with right foraminal
occlusion. There is also bulge L2-3, L4-5 and
first degree spondylolisthesis L5-S1.
On examination is limping with exaggerated
scoliotic stance. SLRS was 70
degrees right side with pain. The right KJ
is absent. There is weak
dorsiflexion right foot -4/5 and also the right
quadriceps muscle -3/5. Sensation was intact,
but there is dyseasthesia below the right knee.
Using C-arm, the L3-4 level
was identified and foraminotomy right L4 root
was performed. The extruded disc was removed
lateral to the axilla and right sided cleaning
of L3-4 disc space was achieved. Routine closure
of the wound.
recovery. The power of the right leg became
The patient still has an estimated postoperative
recurrence around 7%, because the disc space is
still not shallow.
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