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The patient for 7 months
complaining of intermittent claudication and severe weakness of both
feet. The condition progressed, that he became unable to walk more
than a month. The last week he could not sleep due to continuous
numbness of his feet. The patient is a known diabetic and
hypertensive. MRI demonstrated severe compression at the levels of
L3-4 and L4-5. The weakness was almost drop in the right side. The
patient was operated and decompression of all elements with
bilateral foraminotomy of both L4 and L5 roots was done. The power
of the feet moderately improved after surgery.
The patient came to the clinic
27-August -2005 with some improvement of the power of his feet and
the sensation , became better.