Extraforaminal herniated disc

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Pain and numbness in the L3 dermatoma and quadriceps paresis on the left.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


Sagittal slice shows the intervertebral disc extrusion connecting to the L3/L4 disc.

Case Discussion

MRI showed a left-sided extraforaminal disc extrusion indenting on the left spinal L3 nerve (axial images). On the sagittal image, the connection between the extrusion and the L3/L4 disc was depicted.

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Case information

rID: 13914
Published: 30th May 2011
Last edited: 18th May 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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