[A case of thoracic disc herniation with sudden onset paraplegia on toilet straining: case report].

@article{Yano2003ACO,
  title={[A case of thoracic disc herniation with sudden onset paraplegia on toilet straining: case report].},
  author={Shunsuke Yano and Katzutoshi Hida and Toshitaka Seki and Yoshinobu K Iwasaki and Minoru Akino and Hisatoshi Saitou},
  journal={No shinkei geka. Neurological surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={31 12},
  pages={1297-301}
}
Thoracic disc herniation is less common rather than cervical or lumbar herniation. Cases of sudden onset without trauma are especially rare. Generally, the neurological onset of disc herniation is caused by mechanical cord compression due to a protruded disc, and its onset is usually gradual. Ischemia is also considered as a factor of neurological onset. We report a case of a 78-year-old male with sudden paraplegia while straining at the toilet. T2 weighted MR image on admission showed mild… CONTINUE READING