Surgical treatment for idiopathic intervertebral disc calcification in a child: case report and review of the literature

@article{Chu2014SurgicalTF,
  title={Surgical treatment for idiopathic intervertebral disc calcification in a child: case report and review of the literature},
  author={Jianjun Chu and Tao Wang and Shaobao Pei and Zongsheng Yin},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
  year={2014},
  volume={31},
  pages={123-127}
}
Intervertebral disc calcification (IDC) is rare in children. Conservative treatment has been recommended for the majority of cases. We describe surgical treatment of a case of IDC with progressive neurological impairment and review the literature relevant to this rare entity and its management. A 16-year-old boy presented with sudden onset of severe neck pain, radiating into his left shoulder. Three months later, he developed neurological symptoms and signs with a progressive motor and sensory… CONTINUE READING

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