Analysis of hard thoracic herniated discs: review of 18 cases operated by thoracoscopy

@article{Gille2005AnalysisOH,
  title={Analysis of hard thoracic herniated discs: review of 18 cases operated by thoracoscopy},
  author={Olivier Gille and Christian Soderlund and Henri J. C. Razafimahandri and Paolo Mangione and Jean-Marc Vital},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={15},
  pages={537-542}
}
The authors retrospectively reviewed a series of 18 hard thoracic herniated discs (HTHD) operated by thoracoscopy. Isolated cases of HTHD have been reported in the literature, but no series describing these lesions has been published. Seventy-two percent of the herniated discs were situated between T8 and T12. Fifty-six percent of the patients had radiographic sequelae of Scheuermann’s disease. Postoperatively, 83% had neurological improvement. In seven cases (39%), a plane separating the… CONTINUE READING

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