Disc sequestration on CT

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking


Left sciatica

Patient Data

Age: 35-40 years
Gender: Male

Alignment is normal. Moderate asymmetric L4/5 broad-based bulge, worse on the left side causing bilateral neural foraminal and lateral recess stenoses. There is also a 7 mm rounded mass of similar density tissue to the disc more superiorly in the medial aspect of the left neural foramen compressing the exiting L4 nerve root in keeping with sequestrated disc material. The remaining discs are normal.

Case Discussion

Sequestration removed in theatre.

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Case information

rID: 40868
Published: 11th Nov 2015
Last edited: 17th Aug 2017
System: Spine
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