J Korean Neurosurg Soc.  2008 May;43(5):239-241. 10.3340/jkns.2008.43.5.239.

Posterior Epidural Migration of Thoracic Disc Fragment

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery St. Vincent's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Suwon, Korea. nslsw@yahoo.com

Abstract

Migration of a disc fragment to the posterior epidural space is rare, especially in the thoracic spine. Only four such cases of posterior epidural migration of thoracic disc fragments have been reported. The authors report a case of 66-year-old man who presented with back pain and right leg weakness due to posterior epidural migration of thoracic disc fragment. The patient was successfully treated by laminectomy and partial facetectomy with disc removal.

Keyword

Thoracic disc herniation; Migration; Posterior epidural space; Magnetic resonance imaging
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