An extreme lateral lumbar disc herniation mimicking L4 schwannoma.

  title={An extreme lateral lumbar disc herniation mimicking L4 schwannoma.},
  author={Bulent Bakar and M. Murat Sumer and Ayşenur Cila and Ismail Hakki Tekkok},
  journal={Acta neurologica Belgica},
  volume={109 2},
OBJECTIVE We herein describe a case with an extraspinal mass distorting the right L4 dorsal root ganglion. Initially presumed to be a nerve root schwannoma, the lesion turned out to be a free disc fragment. METHODS AND RESULTS A 46-year-old woman presented with a history of mild low back and intense right leg pain. The leg pain was like electrical discharges. Right knee extension was weak together with hyperalgesia and loss of heat sensation in the right LA dermatome. The right patellar… CONTINUE READING


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