Results of hemivertebrectomy and fusion for symptomatic thoracic disc herniation

We retrospectively analysed ten consecutive patients (age range 32–77 years) treated surgically from 1994 to 1999 for symptomatic thoracic disc herniation between the 6th and 12th thoracic discs. Clinically, eight patients had varying grades of back pain and eight patients had paraparesis. Radiography showed calcification in 50% of the herniated discs. Two… (More)