Intervertebral Disc Calcification in Childhood – A Case Report and Review of the Literature

  title={Intervertebral Disc Calcification in Childhood – A Case Report and Review of the Literature},
  author={R{\"u}ediger Gerlach and Michael Zimmermann and Stephanie Kellermann and Rita Lietz and Andreas Raabe and Volker Seifert},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
 The authors report the case of a 10-year-old girl with intervertebral disc calcifications from the levels C6/C7 to Th1/Th2, presenting with a herniated calcified intervertebral disc at the C7/Th1 level, causing spinal cord compression with subsequent progressive paresis and sensory loss of her left leg. After anterior cervical discectomy and fusion the neurological deficits completely resolved within 2 weeks. It can be concluded that calcification of an intervertebral disc is a rare syndrome… CONTINUE READING


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