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[OCOSH Code: D007403 36427004 M50 M51 WI_BI_IVD]

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Acute cauda equina syndrome secondary to lumbar disc herniation mimicking pure conus medullaris syndrome

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A 49-year-old male presented with a rare case of acute cauda equina syndrome secondary to a sequestrated lumbar disc mimicking pure conus medullaris syndrome. He consulted the emergency room of Otsu Municipal Hospital because saddle anesthesia and complete urinary retention which had started 2 days before admission. Additionally, he complained...
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Acute lumbago and sciatica

Location: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2060914/pdf/brmedj03324-0052.pdf

In the following account I make no apology for putting forward some decidedly bold and unorthodox statements in the management of an acute case of lumbago or sciatica; only by stimulating some clear thinking on this fascinating subject can theories be put to the test and progress made.
Acute lumbago and...
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Disk-caused nerve compression in patients with acute low-back pain

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Ninety-five patients with acute low-back and radicular pain underwent magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and either plain computed tomography (CT) (n = 32) or CT myelography (n = 63) for diagnosis of herniated nucleus pulposus-caused nerve compression (HNPNC). Patients were followed up for at least 6-12 months. Fifty-six patients underwent surgery,...
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Dorsally sequestrated thoracic disc herniation

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A 53-year-old male presented with a rare dorsally sequestrated thoracic disc herniation manifesting as acute low back pain and weakness. He had no history of trauma. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging demonstrated a mass at T10-11 intervertebral level connected with the T-10 disc. Axial MR imaging showed the mass had surrounded...
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Non-traumatic acute paraplegia caused by cervical disc herniation in a patient with sleep apnoea

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A 57-year-old man with obstructive sleep apnoea presented with acute progression of myelopathy into paraplegia resulting from cervical disc herniation at C4-C5 and C5-C6 levels. There was no associated history of trauma. Rapid progress to paraplegia from non-traumatic cervical disc herniation rarely occurs. Diagnostic and treatment modalities are discussed. The...
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Paraplegia by acute cervical disc protrusion after lumbar spine surgery

Location: http://memo.cgu.edu.tw/cgmj/2804/280407.pdf

Non-traumatic paraplegia caused by herniation of the cervical intervertebral disc is an uncommon postoperative complication. A patient with claudication and radiculopathy was scheduled for lumbar laminectomy due to spinal stenosis. Postoperatively, numbness below T6 was found in his both legs of the patient. MRI showed a protruded intervertebral disc between...
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Sudden bilateral foot drop

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Bilateral acute foot drop is reported in a 30-year-old healthy male. He presented with a 7-day history of sudden severe backache, radiating to both the lower limbs and 1-day history of sudden bilateral ankle weakness that progressed to bilateral foot drop within 6 hours. He also developed retention of urine....
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Thoracic disk herniation with hematoma

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A 54-year-old man presented with an extremely rare case of intervertebral disk herniation with hematoma in the thoracic spine, manifesting as acute progressive numbness and muscle weakness in the bilateral lower extremities. He had been treated with anticoagulants. Magnetic resonance imaging of the thoracic spine showed intervertebral disk herniation and...
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