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KHALIDA MUHAMED AL-HAYMOUNI 45 YEARS HUGE EXTRUDED DISC L4-5 WITH
RIGHT DOWNWARD MIGRATION.
patient came to the clinic 19-March-2012
complaining of LBP for 8 years with right
sciatica for 2 months down to all toes right
foot more to the big toe with difficult walking
and positive cough sign.
MRI lumbar spine performed 04-March-2012 showing
huge extruded disc L4-5 with right downward
examination, the patient is limping with severe
stance. SLRS was 70 degrees in the right with
pain. She has weak dorsi and planterflexion
right foot 3/5. There is hypalgesia right L5
L5 foraminotomy with partial flavotomy L4-5. The
extruded disc L4-5 was removed lateral to the
axilla. Cleaning of the L4-5 disc space was
achieved from the right side. The root now is
hanging free but epidural fat. The surrounding
fat was transferred to this area to decrease the
closure of the wound. Smooth postoperative
recovery. The power of the right foot became
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The patient still having
an estimated postoperative recurrence around 7%,
because the disc space height still not shallow.
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