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21-AUGUST-2013 ADILA ADEL AL-TAHER 69 YEARS
EXTRUDED DISC L3-4 WITH LEFT FORAMINAL OCCLUSION.
The patient came 13-August-2013 complaining of
LBP for 45 days with left sciatica down to all
toes left foot. She is a known hypertensive with
edema both lower limbs more the left with
varicose veins both legs, more the left.
MRI lumbar spine done 30-June-2013 showing bulge
L2-3, L4-5 with extruded disc L3-4 causing
left foraminal compression.
On examination the patient is limping with
exaggerated scoliotic stance. SLRS was 30
degrees in the left with pain. Weak dorsiflexion
left foot 4/5.
MRI lumbar spine performed 14-August-2013
showing extruded disc L3-4 with left foraminal
occlusion and bulge L2-3 and L4-5 with segmental
at these levels.
Using C-arm, the level of
L3-4 was identified. Left L3-4 hemiflavotomy
with foraminotomy left L4 root. The extruded
disc L3-4 was removed lateral to the axilla and
left sided intradiscal cleaning L3-4 was
recovery. The left sciatica disappeared and the
power left foot became normal.
The patient still having an estimated
postoperative recurrence around 7%, because the
disc space height still not shallow.
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