Idiopathic herniation of the thoracic spinal cord: report of three cases.

@article{Aizawa2001IdiopathicHO,
  title={Idiopathic herniation of the thoracic spinal cord: report of three cases.},
  author={Toshimi Aizawa and Takashi Sato and Yasuhisa Tanaka and Satoru Kotajima and M. Sekiya and Shoichi Kokubun},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2001},
  volume={26 20},
  pages={E488-91}
}
STUDY DESIGN Cases are reported and the literature is reviewed. OBJECTIVE To present three cases involving idiopathic herniation of the thoracic cord. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Idiopathic spinal cord herniation is a very rare condition. Only 20 cases have been reported. The radiographic and intraoperative findings concerning this herniation remain insufficient, and its pathophysiology is less understood. METHODS Idiopathic herniation of the thoracic spine was managed operatively in the… CONTINUE READING

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