Focal lumbar disc protrusion

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

L5-S1 focal right paramedian disc protrusion.

Annotated image

L5-S1 focal right paramedian disc protrusion.

Case Discussion

disc protrusion is a type of disc herniation characterised by protrusion of disc content beyond the normal confines of the intervertebral disc. It is considered as focal when its base involves less than 90 degrees of disc circumference. 

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Case information

rID: 32036
Published: 10th Nov 2014
Last edited: 10th Sep 2015
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