Disc bulges and disc protrusions

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Backache.

Patient Data

Age: 39
Gender: Male
CT

CT Lumbar spine

Loss of lumbar lordosis. L2/3: posterior midline disc protrusion compressing the dural sac anteriorly. Disc bulges in L3/4 and L4/5 levels. L5/S1 spondyloarthrosis associated with right subarticular/foraminal disc protrusion and further stenosis of the vertebral canal. 

Case Discussion

Case illustrating typical lumbar disc bulges and disc protrusions, particularly causing significant dural sac compression at L2/3 and L5/S1.  

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Case information

rID: 39571
Case created: 10th Sep 2015
Last edited: 23rd Apr 2017
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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