Extraforaminal herniated disc

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


The patient presented with pain and numbness in the L3 dermatoma and quadriceps paresis on the left.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male

Case Discussion

MRI showed a far lateral extraforaminal disc extrusion indenting on the left spinal L3 nerve  (Figs. 1&2). On sagittal images, the origin of the mass from the L3/4 disc was depicted (Fig. 3).

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Case information

rID: 13914
Published: 30th May 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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