Extreme-lateral lumbar disc herniations. Clinical syndrome and special problems of diagnosis.

  title={Extreme-lateral lumbar disc herniations. Clinical syndrome and special problems of diagnosis.},
  author={A F Abdullah and E W Ditto and E B Byrd and Robin C Williams},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={41 2},
The authors believe that posterior lumbar disc herniations that occur far laterally (beneath, or beyond the facet) present a clinical picture and special problems of diagnosis different from those encountered with the usual herniations within the spinal canal. In a series of 204 consecutive disc operations, there were 24 "extreme-lateral" disc herniations at the second, third, or fourth lumbar interspace, none at the lumbosacral joint. When compared with the incidence of posterior herniations… CONTINUE READING


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