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23-FEBRUARY-2012 QASEM ABBAS NAJEM 37 YEARS
EXTRUDED DISC L3-4 MORE TO THE LEFT WITH CAUDA EQUINA SYNDROME.
patient came to the clinic 19-February-2012
complaining of LBP for 12 years with right
sciatica for 7 years. The last 9 months got
exacerbation of LBP with left sciatica,
exaggerated the last 3 months with micturition
spine performed 18-February-2012 showing huge
extruded disc L3-4 more to the left with bulge
L4-5 and L2-3.
examination, the patient is not limping with
scoliosis. SLRS was 70 degrees both sides with
pain. There is hypalgesia below L2 left side
with weak dorsiflexion left foot -4/5.
In prone position, bilateral
extended flavotomy L3-4 after checking the level
with C-arm. The extruded disc was removed from
the left side first, then right sided cleaning
L3-4 disc space was achieved.
closure of the wounds. Smooth postoperative
recovery with improvement of the power of the
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The estimated postoperative recurrence still
ranking around 7% or higher, because the disc
space is still not shallow, despite bilateral
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