Thoracic intervertebral disc protrusion: experience of 67 cases and review of the literature.

@article{Russell1989ThoracicID,
  title={Thoracic intervertebral disc protrusion: experience of 67 cases and review of the literature.},
  author={Tara M Russell},
  journal={British journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={153-60}
}
Sixty-seven cases of thoracic intervertebral disc protrusion are reported with an analysis of clinical and radiological findings. The findings include the fact that male: female ratio is approximately equal, peak incidence is in the 3rd to 5th decade with another peak at age 30-40 in men. This latter peak appears to be associated with trauma which is otherwise uncommon. Results of surgical treatment indicate that the transthoracic and costotransversectomy routes are almost equally effective… CONTINUE READING

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