Disc prolapse with foot drop

Case contributed by Dr G Balachandran

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male

A 56 years old male was referred for evaluation of right side foot drop.His MRI showed the following-1)in T1W & T2W sagittal planes the disk between L4/L5 and L5/S1 showed degeneration and protrusion beyond disk margin,compressing the cauda equina and encroching the adjacent neural foramen.2)The T2W axial images show postero-lateralright side  herniation of disc material.effacing the right neural foramen.at L4/L5 ans L5/S1 levels3).The myelogram in sagittal and coronal planes show a well defined lateral indentation due to disk material.

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Case information

rID: 5222
Published: 18th Dec 2008
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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