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02-JULY-2013 FAHED ABDALLA HUSSEIN AL-KULABI 27
YEARS EXTRUDED DISC L3-4 WITH WITH DOWNWARD MIGRATION MORE TO THE LEFT.
The patient came
to the clinic 01-July-2013 complaining of LBP
for 45 days with left sciatica and drop left
foot for 4 week.
MRI lumbar spine done 18-May-2013
showed huge extruded disc L3-4 with severe
stenosis at this level.
On examination: The patient was limping with
exaggerated scoliotic stance. Using crutches for
3 weeks. SLRS was 10
degrees with pain in the right and zero degree
with more pain in the left. Weak
dorsiflexion right foot 3/5. Complete drop left
foot with weak paralysis of planterflexion 1/5. There
analgesia left L5 root.
The patient was sent for new
MRI which was done 01-July-2013 showing the
extrusion of L3-4 with severe segmental canal
stenosis L3-4 and L4-5..
Decompressive laminectomy L3,
L4 and upper 1/4 of the L5. Foraminotomy L4, L5
roots both sides. Cleaning of the extruded disc
of L3-4 with intradiscal cleaning L3-4.
Routine closure of the wound.
Smooth postoperative recovery.
The power of
right foot became better and slight improvement
of the left foot.
The patient progressed discitis
06-September-2013, for what conservative
treatment plan for 6 months was started.
The patient still has an estimated postoperative
recurrence around 7%, because the disc space is
still not shallow.
The flail left foot require several weeks to
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