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22-NOVEMBER-2013 NASHAAT MAHMUD MUSA 37 YEARS
EXTRUDED DISC L5-S1 WITH RIGHT FORAMINAL OCCLUSION.
The patient came to the clinic 14-May-2013
complaining of LBP with right sciatica for 5
months down to L5 territory.
MRI lumbar spine done 04-May-2013 showing
extruded disc L5-S1 with right S1 root
On examination is limping with exaggerated
scoliotic stance with positive cough sign. SLRS was
degrees right side with pain. There is weak
dorsiflexion right foot 4/5. The patient was
advised to undergo surgery, but he escaped for
The patient then came 21-November-2013 urging
for surgery. He is in agonizing pain and right
SLRS was 20 degrees with the same weakness with
analgesia of right S1 and hypalgesia of right L5
New MRI done urgently and confirmed the presence
of the same extrusion.
Right S1 foraminotomy with
partial flavotomy. The extruded disc was removed
lateral to the axilla. Right sided intradiscal
cleaning L5-S1 disc space. Routine closure of
recovery. The power of the right foot became
The patient still has an estimated postoperative
recurrence around 7%, because the disc space is
still not shallow.
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