Percutaneous aspiration of gaseous disc herniation

Case contributed by Dr Salem Bauones


Sciatica related to gaseous disc herniation.

Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Female

Intracanal L4-L5 spinal disc herniation with gas collection responsible for mass effect on L4-L5 nerve roots (sciatica).

Successful aspiration of gaseous collection by 22G spinal needle via right facet joint approach.

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Case information

rID: 24827
Published: 15th Sep 2013
Last edited: 8th Jan 2020
Tag: spine
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