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The patient came to the clinic 01-April-2006 complaining of left
upper limb pain with numbness, more in the night for 45 days
with neck pain. On examination, the patient is left handed
with weal grip, extension left hand and left triceps muscle with
hypalgesia of the ulnar side for the entire left upper limb,
including the left D1 and 2 dermatomes with hypalgesia of the left
MRI cervical spine performed 05-April-2006 showing huge PCD
C5-6 with left sided extrusion. The patient was operated and
discectomy C5-6 was performed anteriorly. The dura was seen and
followed to the left and the extrusion was removed in several pieces
until the dura became relax and inspection at the foramen was
negative for presence of remnants. Routine closure.
Prompt postoperative recovery of the power of the left upper limb
in the recovery room.