Lumbar disc herniation in a 27-month-old child. Case report.

  title={Lumbar disc herniation in a 27-month-old child. Case report.},
  author={Rogelio Revuelta and P P De Juambelz and Borja Fern{\'a}ndez and Juana A. Flores},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={92 1 Suppl},
The occurrence of disc herniation is rare in children. A 27-month-old child fell from his cradle and developed, in the following 2 weeks, irritability, low-back pain, and difficulty in walking. On physical examination a compensatory gait, paravertebral muscle spasm, and a restricted right straight-leg raising test were demonstrated. Plain x-ray films revealed a narrowed L4-5 intervertebral space. Magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbosacral spine demonstrated decreased signal in the L4-5 disc… CONTINUE READING


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