Discography aids definitive diagnosis of posterior epidural migration of lumbar disc fragments: case report and literature review

@inproceedings{Takano2017DiscographyAD,
  title={Discography aids definitive diagnosis of posterior epidural migration of lumbar disc fragments: case report and literature review},
  author={Morito Takano and Tomohiro Hikata and Soraya Nishimura and Michihiro Kamata},
  booktitle={BMC musculoskeletal disorders},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Posterior epidural migration of lumbar disc fragments (PEMLDF) is extremely rare. It is often confused with other posterior lesions and is usually diagnosed intraoperatively. We here describe the use of preoperative discography in the diagnosis of PEMLDF. CASE PRESENTATION A 78-year-old man presented with acute low back pain, gait disturbance, and paresthesia in both legs. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a mass located posteriorly and laterally to the left aspect of the dural sac… CONTINUE READING
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