Case report 384


Address reprint requests to: Luciano Merlini, M.D., Department of Neuropathology, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Via Codivilla 9, 1-40136 Bologna, Italy leg. Three days before admission to the hospital, while straining, he felt a very sharp pain down his legs and subsequently developed paraparesis with sphincter involvement. On physical examination stiffness of the lumbosacral spine, paraparesis and loss of sphincter tone were identified. Radiological studies of the lumbosacral spine were obtained (Figs. 1-3). In view of the clinical and radiological evidence it was decided to perform a surgical decompression with a posterior approach.

DOI: 10.1007/BF00355112

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@article{Merlini2004CaseR3, title={Case report 384}, author={Luciano Merlini and U. Albisinni and Romolo Savini}, journal={Skeletal Radiology}, year={2004}, volume={15}, pages={488-491} }